Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Cafe Nostalgia

2013-10-02 Thread Share Long
turq, what I love about this clip is seeing so much *soul* in Emmylou and 
Willie, 2 very successful entertainers. I bet lots of entertainers have lots of 
soul, but maybe many of them sort of hide that, thinking they have to do so in 
order to be successful. It's a treat for me to see 2 who do not hide their 
soul. If that's what it means to be an outlaw, then power to the renegades I 
say!





 From: turquoiseb no_re...@yahoogroups.com
To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 2:54 AM
Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: Cafe Nostalgia
 


  
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Michael Jackson  wrote:

 that's excellent tho I prefer the Willie Nelson version

Willie actually got the song from Emmylou, not from Townes
Van Zandt directly, and then recorded it in a very popular 
version with Merle Haggard. He tells the story of that discovery
(and performs the song with Emmylou) here. Their version was
excellent, partly because both Willie and Merle are such
outlaws themselves.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uIUe8iQPM0 

 
  From: turquoiseb no_re...@yahoogroups.com
 To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
 Sent: Tuesday, October 1, 2013 2:31 PM
 Subject: [FairfieldLife] Cafe Nostalgia
 
 It was probably the use of Marty Robbins' El Paso in the final episode of 
 Breaking Bad that got me thinking about it, but ever since I've been on 
 kind of a music kick, finding and listening to classic outlaw songs. El 
 Paso is obviously one of the greats in that category, but it's another old 
 outlaw song that's stuck in my head tonight, and it's even brought back some 
 pleasant memories about my time in the TM movement, so I'll share them with 
 you. 
 
 Back in early 1977, when I first heard the song, I was living at the TM 
 National Headquarters at the end of Sunset Blvd. I was working there as 
 personnel director for a few months before my Sidhis course, and lived on the 
 premises in one of the rooms (it was formerly a motel, for those of you who 
 never went there). It was a cool place to live -- a block from the beach, 
 next door to the Yogananda Lake Shrine -- and even though I was making shit 
 money I was earning precious (at the time) course credits, so I made the best 
 of living there. 
 
 It was there I first heard Emmylou Harris' version of a great Townes Van 
 Sandt outlaw song called Pancho and Lefty. I remember listening to it one 
 night with my girlfriend, who I had had to sneak into my room, the both of us 
 feeling very much like outlaws ourselves for having  sex there in the TM 
 National Headquarters.  :-)
 
 Anyway, it's a great song, and listening to it again in a Paris cafe -- all 
 these years later -- I still love it. I also love -- all these years later -- 
 still feeling like an outlaw. 
 
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3LQeRqTBK4 




Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Cafe Nostalgia

2013-10-02 Thread Share Long
turq, so I guess the learning for me is how to balance that being transparent 
with what noozguru was calling having reserve. I'd call character the result of 
living our soul more and more. I'd say that's what both Emmylou and Willie do 
to a great extent. Thanks again for posting that.





 From: turquoiseb no_re...@yahoogroups.com
To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 6:33 AM
Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: Cafe Nostalgia
 


  
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Share Long  wrote:

 turq, what I love about this clip is seeing so much *soul* in Emmylou
and Willie, 2 very successful entertainers. I bet lots of entertainers
have lots of soul, but maybe many of them sort of hide that, thinking
they have to do so in order to be successful. It's a treat for me to see
2 who do not hide their soul. If that's what it means to be an outlaw,
then power to the renegades I say!

Agreed. With Emmylou, she's always been a total *individual*,
from the moment she was first discovered by her mentor Gram
Parsons. She's one of those women who went gray early (in
her very early 30s), and I always liked that she not only didn't try
to hide it, she celebrated it by going gray entirely, and very
fashionably. On the other hand, I wish she hadn't gone the
Botox route with her face, because although it still looks young,
when she speaks you can see that it's partly frozen in place.

With Willie, what can one say? He's never tried to hide what
he is or his occasional bad habits (marijuana, tax evasion), or
the fact that he's a crusty old bastard and proud of it. He just
is what he is, and makes no apologies for it.

If you call that soul, no problem. I call it character.

In this day and age, with the government knowing pretty much
everything about all of our lives, reading our emails, and listen-
ing in to all of our phone calls, there is no way *to* successfully
hide who you are. The only defense against such a world is *to
be in public exactly who you are in private, and Not Give A Shit*.

Doing that gives you freedom. It also IMO gives you character.

 
  From: turquoiseb no_re...@yahoogroups.com
 To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com
 Sent: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 2:54 AM
 Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: Cafe Nostalgia

 --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Michael Jackson  wrote:
 
  that's excellent tho I prefer the Willie Nelson version

 Willie actually got the song from Emmylou, not from Townes
 Van Zandt directly, and then recorded it in a very popular
 version with Merle Haggard. He tells the story of that discovery
 (and performs the song with Emmylou) here. Their version was
 excellent, partly because both Willie and Merle are such
 outlaws themselves.

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uIUe8iQPM0Â

  
   From: turquoiseb no_re...@yahoogroups.com
  To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com
  Sent: Tuesday, October 1, 2013 2:31 PM
  Subject: [FairfieldLife] Cafe Nostalgia
 
  It was probably the use of Marty Robbins' El Paso in the final
episode of Breaking Bad that got me thinking about it, but ever since
I've been on kind of a music kick, finding and listening to classic
outlaw songs. El Paso is obviously one of the greats in that category,
but it's another old outlaw song that's stuck in my head tonight, and
it's even brought back some pleasant memories about my time in the TM
movement, so I'll share them with you.
 
  Back in early 1977, when I first heard the song, I was living at the
TM National Headquarters at the end of Sunset Blvd. I was working there
as personnel director for a few months before my Sidhis course, and
lived on the premises in one of the rooms (it was formerly a motel, for
those of you who never went there). It was a cool place to live -- a
block from the beach, next door to the Yogananda Lake Shrine -- and even
though I was making shit money I was earning precious (at the time)
course credits, so I made the best of living there.
 
  It was there I first heard Emmylou Harris' version of a great Townes
Van Sandt outlaw song called Pancho and Lefty. I remember listening to
it one night with my girlfriend, who I had had to sneak into my room,
the both of us feeling very much like outlaws ourselves for having  sex
there in the TM National Headquarters.  :-)
 
  Anyway, it's a great song, and listening to it again in a Paris cafe
-- all these years later -- I still love it. I also love -- all these
years later -- still feeling like an outlaw.
 
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3LQeRqTBK4Â
 





Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Cafe Nostalgia

2013-10-02 Thread Share Long
turq, I'm taking in what Xeno and you are saying. I think I'll have to take it 
on faith that it's difficult for some to scroll down, not open emails, whatever.




 From: turquoiseb no_re...@yahoogroups.com
To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 7:09 AM
Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: Cafe Nostalgia
 


  
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Share Long sharelong60@... wrote:

 turq, so I guess the learning for me is how to balance 
 that being transparent with what noozguru was calling 
 having reserve. I'd call character the result of living 
 our soul more and more. I'd say that's what both Emmylou 
 and Willie do to a great extent. Thanks again for 
 posting that.

I think the point that you -- and the other poster
consistently at the top of the Post Count list --
still don't get, and still aren't willing to take
any responsibility for, is that living your soul
causes you to make *twice as many posts* as anyone
else on the forum. 

You both seem to react as if this is your right,
and has no impact on anyone else, or on the overall
readability of the group as a whole. 

THIS is what I was getting at in my STFU post. That
and the constant need (on both sides) to defend
yourselves against perceived affronts, and turn 
them into multi-post threads *that no one is inter-
ested in except yourselves*. Just sayin'...




Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Cafe Nostalgia

2013-10-02 Thread Share Long
turq, ah readability, ok that's penetrating my noggin just as Xeno's post did. 
Anyway, the thing about your mighty blasts in my direction, I've never felt 
that you were holding a grudge against me. For whatever reason, that's the 
difference that makes a huge difference for me.





 From: turquoiseb no_re...@yahoogroups.com
To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 7:09 AM
Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: Cafe Nostalgia
 


  
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Share Long sharelong60@... wrote:

 turq, so I guess the learning for me is how to balance 
 that being transparent with what noozguru was calling 
 having reserve. I'd call character the result of living 
 our soul more and more. I'd say that's what both Emmylou 
 and Willie do to a great extent. Thanks again for 
 posting that.

I think the point that you -- and the other poster
consistently at the top of the Post Count list --
still don't get, and still aren't willing to take
any responsibility for, is that living your soul
causes you to make *twice as many posts* as anyone
else on the forum. 

You both seem to react as if this is your right,
and has no impact on anyone else, or on the overall
readability of the group as a whole. 

THIS is what I was getting at in my STFU post. That
and the constant need (on both sides) to defend
yourselves against perceived affronts, and turn 
them into multi-post threads *that no one is inter-
ested in except yourselves*. Just sayin'...




RE: Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Cafe Nostalgia

2013-10-02 Thread authfriend













Re: Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Cafe Nostalgia

2013-10-02 Thread Share Long
Continued offenses?! Ok, Judge Dudy, now that makes me smile!





 From: authfri...@yahoo.com authfri...@yahoo.com
To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 10:43 AM
Subject: RE: Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Cafe Nostalgia
 


  
Actually, grudge-holding is one of Barry's little fantasies designed to 
dismiss legitimate criticism while blaming the critic (otherwise known as 
shooting the messenger). As I've pointed out before, to criticize continued 
offenses is not an indication of grudge-holding (against either Barry or 
yourself).


---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com wrote:


turq, ah readability, ok that's penetrating my noggin just as Xeno's post did. 
Anyway, the thing about your mighty blasts in my direction, I've never felt 
that you were holding a grudge against me. For whatever reason, that's the 
difference that makes a huge difference for me.





 From: turquoiseb no_re...@yahoogroups.com
To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 7:09 AM
Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: Cafe Nostalgia
 


  
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Share Long sharelong60@... wrote:

 turq, so I guess the learning for me is how to balance 
 that being transparent with what noozguru was calling 
 having reserve. I'd call character the result of living 
 our soul more and more. I'd say that's what both Emmylou 
 and Willie do to a great extent. Thanks again for 
 posting that.

I think the point that you -- and the other poster
consistently at the top of the Post Count list --
still don't get, and still aren't willing to take
any responsibility for, is that living your soul
causes you to make *twice as many posts* as anyone
else on the forum. 

You both seem to react as if this is your right,
and has no impact on anyone else, or on the overall
readability of the group as a whole. 

THIS is what I was getting at in my STFU post. That
and the constant need (on both sides) to defend
yourselves against perceived affronts, and turn 
them into multi-post threads *that no one is inter-
ested in except yourselves*. Just sayin'...






Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Cafe Nostalgia (musings about outlaws)

2013-10-02 Thread Share Long
Very cool, turq, but about Rule #4, yeah maybe Star Wars isn't cute overall, 
but you gotta admit that those Ewoks of Endor were pretty darn cute. As well as 
being good fighters. And who doesn't think R2D2 wasn't cute sometimes?! 





 From: turquoiseb no_re...@yahoogroups.com
To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 4:31 AM
Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: Cafe Nostalgia (musings about outlaws)
 


  
Here's a related (at least in my mind) treat. It's a marvelously 
creative animated open letter to J. J. Abrams telling him how 
not to screw up the future movies in the Star Wars franchise 
the way he and others have screwed them up in the past. And
the rules these fans propose are both brilliant and right on.
Star Wars is a Western, and it's about outlaws just gettin'
by out on the frontier. Mess that up, and you mess up the
whole concept. 

http://io9.com/a-beautifully-animated-open-letter-to-j-j-abrams-about-1397273170
 

Following these simple rules is what made Star Wars work
originally, and it's what made Firefly work. Heck, these rules
were even what made the original Japanese film that Star Wars
ripped off (The Hidden Fortress) work; that was an outlaw
story, too. 

Mess with outlaws at your peril...


--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, turquoiseb  wrote:

 --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Michael Jackson  wrote:
 
  that's excellent tho I prefer the Willie Nelson version
 
 Willie actually got the song from Emmylou, not from Townes
 Van Zandt directly, and then recorded it in a very popular
 version with Merle Haggard. He tells the story of that discovery
 (and performs the song with Emmylou) here. Their version was
 excellent, partly because both Willie and Merle are such
 outlaws themselves.
 
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uIUe8iQPM0 
 
 
  
   From: turquoiseb no_re...@yahoogroups.com
  To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com
  Sent: Tuesday, October 1, 2013 2:31 PM
  Subject: [FairfieldLife] Cafe Nostalgia
 
  It was probably the use of Marty Robbins' El Paso in the final
 episode of Breaking Bad that got me thinking about it, but ever since
 I've been on kind of a music kick, finding and listening to classic
 outlaw songs. El Paso is obviously one of the greats in that category,
 but it's another old outlaw song that's stuck in my head tonight, and
 it's even brought back some pleasant memories about my time in the TM
 movement, so I'll share them with you.
 
  Back in early 1977, when I first heard the song, I was living at the
 TM National Headquarters at the end of Sunset Blvd. I was working there
 as personnel director for a few months before my Sidhis course, and
 lived on the premises in one of the rooms (it was formerly a motel, for
 those of you who never went there). It was a cool place to live -- a
 block from the beach, next door to the Yogananda Lake Shrine -- and even
 though I was making shit money I was earning precious (at the time)
 course credits, so I made the best of living there.
 
  It was there I first heard Emmylou Harris' version of a great Townes
 Van Sandt outlaw song called Pancho and Lefty. I remember listening to
 it one night with my girlfriend, who I had had to sneak into my room,
 the both of us feeling very much like outlaws ourselves for having  sex
 there in the TM National Headquarters.  :-)
 
  Anyway, it's a great song, and listening to it again in a Paris cafe
 -- all these years later -- I still love it. I also love -- all these
 years later -- still feeling like an outlaw.
 
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3LQeRqTBK4