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June 16, 2013

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Welcome, Lew, and happy Papa's Day to you, dear friend. I hope you will address at greater length the Fillmore East Concert of 1971. The two vocalists formerly with The Turtles square off, one of them as a groupie, the other as the macho rock star: "With a bullet!" Capped off by an orgasmic rendition of "Happy Together" -- in seven-part harmony, or was it eight? -- DL

First I apologize that my comments on #12 are not more extensive. You can be sure that when the "long version" comes out, there will be more to chew on ...

At 0:51 in "Happy Together" I can hear *at least* four -- possibly five -- distinct vocal parts.

I might have counted EIGHT in 1971. Recall, if you will, the girl who leaked oil from her forehead; and the CLOCHARD who cursed me for all time; not to mention giving the Corsicans what they had coming!

My initial comments about the Flo & Eddie period might seem to be negative -- but the average FZ fan has been typically predisposed to NOT LIKE this band. I've been on a mission to change that attitude for years now!

Enjoy the rest of the posts and THANK YOU for the opportunity!

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I left it
on when I
left the house
for the pleasure
of coming back
ten hours later
to the greatness
of Teddy Wilson
"After You've Gone"
on the piano
in the corner
of the bedroom
as I enter
in the dark
                   

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