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« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2012, 07:48:47 AM »

     While spending hours rearranging C= goods in the house, I listened to a lot of music -- many Pet Benatar CDs, some Sheena Easton, and soundtracks, like Rambo: First Blood II composed and conducted by the great Jerry Goldsmith.  In the old days, I had always thought of those 100-CD Sony players.  I should check out the going price on them.

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« Reply #16 on: March 28, 2012, 02:11:40 AM »

I now find myself listening to absolute80s.com. Love it when modern technology meets retro goodness!
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« Reply #17 on: July 04, 2012, 11:01:40 PM »

     I'm signed up at absolute80s.com.
     By the way, this morning I found out Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo were hosting the Sirius 80's channel (channel eight) for the 4th of July.  So, I woke up at 5 a.m. PT (8 a.m. ET) to hear them.  Well, they would come on every 20 minutes to talk a bit, but then it was back to the 80's music.  After 1 hour, 20 minutes, I had to go back to sleep.  Smiley

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« Reply #18 on: October 11, 2012, 05:21:37 AM »

     Though Mick Jones is the only original band member still left, classic band Foreigner is playing at the Fresno Fair tomorrow night.  Unfortunately, I have parent conferences tomorrow night, too.  Fortunately, AXS t.v. has Foreigner in concert and is playing it tonight and tomorrow morning.  I'm recording it!

          The new lead singer is pretty good,
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« Reply #19 on: October 14, 2012, 04:37:43 AM »

...classic band Foreigner is playing at the Fresno Fair tomorrow night.
     Hey, it was a good thing I didn't go to the open-air Foreigner concert.  It was cold and off-and-on rainy that night.

          The first good soaking for California for the season,
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« Reply #20 on: December 18, 2012, 09:59:43 PM »

According to the Aladdin's Theatre description of Quarterflash, the group is working on a new CD.
     It's been almost a year and no news on any new CD.  However, I did win a Quarterflash - Take Another Picture camera on eBay!  It should arrive here just before Christmas.

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« Reply #21 on: December 28, 2012, 06:40:59 AM »

I did win a Quarterflash - Take Another Picture camera on eBay!  It should arrive here just before Christmas.
     The camera arrived... and I am underwhelmed.  Smiley  Typical souvenir quality plastic... plastic body, lens, and viewfinder.  One shutter speed, fixed aperture.  No provision for flash.  But hey... it says Quarteflash and Take Another Picture (one of their songs) on the cameraback.  Smiley  It also had two red windows on the cameraback in order to view the picture numbers on the film... but two?  Now I knew that old 120 film cameras had one red window.  However, when I measured a 120 film roll with that of the inner film compartment of the camera, the 120 roll was way too long for the camera.  It definitely did not fit a 35mm cartridge.  I did some research on the Net, remeasured the inner compartment, and have determined that it is supposed to hold a 127 film roll (46 mm. long).  Interesting... according to what I found out, 127 cameras faded away in the 1960s, but here was this camera from the early 1980's, possibly given away at concerts or to disc jockeys.
     I looked for a source of fresh 127 film, found a few names, and checked eBay.  eBay lists 127 film at more than $30 a roll!  But I will buy at least one... so I can try it out and see the prints.

          Perhaps to take pictures at the next Quarterflash concert!
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« Reply #22 on: September 01, 2013, 03:32:25 AM »

     This Labor Day Monday at the Los Angeles County Fair, a huge event is happening.  The Bangles will be in concert with Berlin and The Motels.  80's heaven!  However, try as I might, I couldn't crunch the numbers.  Gasoline would be about $120, the concert ticket would be about $45 for a good seat (not including admittance to the fair), and staying overnight would be another $50 to $80.  The real deal-killer is that the concert is at 7:30 at night... no way I can make it back to my area in any kind of rested state if I have work at 8 the next morning (the drive back is 4 hours).  Sad
     I don't know if the stars will ever align like this again.

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« Reply #23 on: September 03, 2013, 03:47:04 AM »

     Just found out that I missed a Firefall concert in California.  Firefall, a Colorado band popular in the late 70's/early 80's has a Facebook page, and that's how I rediscovered the band.  Now I'll have to wait until they hopefully come back to California next year.

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« Reply #24 on: October 30, 2013, 04:31:49 AM »

     Foreigner in concert on Nov. 8!  In Turlock, California (which is about 2 hours, 15 minutes from me).  I think I'll be going to it.

          Just one band member is still the original,
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« Reply #25 on: November 07, 2013, 09:32:42 AM »

     Ack!  Instead of heading north to the Foreigner concert, I will be heading south to the Los Angeles area for a visit to Computer Station (storefront which sells C= software and hardware), the SC3 Arcade Party, and a SCCAN meeting.

          Oh, well, Foreigner another time,
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« Reply #26 on: February 13, 2017, 05:14:37 AM »

     Last night on the Audience channel, I watched a one-hour special on the band, Berlin.  Back in the 1980's, I collected their albums (and the CD's that came after), and I had never seen them in concert.  So, it was quite a treat to see the band in a concert from 2016 and to listen to lead singer, Terri Nunn, relate the history of the band and how their classic new wave pop music was created.  In fact, she said that they are working on 25 new songs!  When those songs are released, I'll be sure to get them!

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