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I love Don McLean's Winterwood and Dreidel..... the line "My sky shoes are spiked with lead heels, I'm lost in this star car I'm drivin' " captured me on first hearing. 


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I heard Jon provide some background on Roundabout - think it was the Yes Years DVD. Said they were on the tail end of a UK tour in Scotland, looking forward to getting back home again. "24 before my love and I'll be there" referred to 24 hours left before they'd be back home. "In and around the lake, mountains come out of the sky and they stand there" described the Scottish landscape they were passing through.

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Rumour has it that the song "Killing Me Softly" is about Don McLean.  I would believe it, to be honest...
"I felt all flushed with fever
Embarrassed by the crowd
I felt he found my letters
And read each one out loud" 

Sounds like him.  Wikipedia confirms the rumour.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Killing_Me_Softly_with_His_Song

What did happen to Don McLean?  I agree with Johan about his talents, but he seems to have faded away.  Anyone know?


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Looks like he's alive and well, and quite the busy boy.  John, you'll be pleasantly surprised at his concert itinerary next month   I see he'll be at the Birchmere shortly thereafter.  Fripp will be there 29 Sept ... hmmmm ....

http://www.don-mclean.com/

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Thanks, April!  A right busy boy, he is.  Kind of a cool website too, but not so easy to navigate, is it? 


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Now we know. That's good to see he's still performing,and at the Birchmere (all the best people.....). I'm seeing Robert next week,no doubt touring will be on the agenda.
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Having grown up in Alexandria, I always think it's so funny that people actually KNOW about the Birchmere. But it's quite a happening joint (despite its location), and there you have it! I know Asia has performed there. Sometime we'll get to Alexandria to see them there.

Glad to see that Don is still busy...
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Looks like he's alive and well, and quite the busy boy.  John, you'll be pleasantly surprised at his concert itinerary next month   I see he'll be at the Birchmere shortly thereafter.  Fripp will be there 29 Sept ... hmmmm ....

http://www.don-mclean.com/

Has anyone heard Don McLean's songs "Babylon" and "Castles In The Air?" 

I always felt that with songs like "American Pie" and "Vincent" he was writing in much the same way an artist uses a paintbrush on a canvas.  Some of his songs are so descriptive, you can close your eyes and imagine what he is singing about. 

This is also true of John Denver's "Rocky Mountain High" and "Country Roads, Take Me Home." 

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Why dew Don McCleen cutt off ear?


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I wanna no why Meester Kleen shave hiz hed and do commershuls.

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A favorite songstress of mine is Loreena Mckenett.
She has a gift for bringing vivid images to life thru the use of ethnic sounds
and foreign instruments (well foreign to most ears).
Not bad for a Canadian (many think she is from Erie)
She will be appearing in Pittsburgh next month..I highly recommend her,
quite the Red-headed Hottie as well.(Love Redheads)
Her most famous song is "The Mummers Dance"
Cheers.



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Mark, I like Loreena McKennit too.  I discovered her music in '94
I have 'The Mask and mirror'  I love "The Bonny Swans"

It makes me cry because my older sister would scare me and say that she'd push me into the river when we were crossing a bridge. When we got older she was jealous of me and always flirted with my boyfriends. And her middle name is Ann. "With a hey ho and a bonny o".
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Yes she is quite the talent.
I also like a group called ENIGMA
I was going to say they are a little like a soul pouring out
into a stream of liquid crystal, but that would be too much like stealing
from a Beatles song....
Lets just say Michael Cretu is a head trip....so is the music.
It helps me sleep.

You like Procol, then you must like the moodys.

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Mark, I like Loreena McKennit too.  I discovered her music in '94
I have 'The Mask and mirror'  I love "The Bonny Swans"

It makes me cry because my older sister would scare me and say that she'd push me into the river when we were crossing a bridge. When we got older she was jealous of me and always flirted with my boyfriends. And her middle name is Ann. "With a hey ho and a bonny o".


Mark and Denise:  Have you both heard "The Mummer's Dance" by Loreena McKennitt which appears on The Book of Secrets CD?  This is one great cd!


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Thanks Valkyrien, I am going to check out the Mummers' Dance.
I think I've heard it before but I can't remember.

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