Other: I’ll gladly accept any IRKs that happen to be there but not included in the #s when they went up for sale. I’d hate for them to be sitting around feeling rejected. Also, as the mom of 2 teen girls, I have tons of experience in cleaning up tons of stuff, by myself, after birthday parties, sleepovers, random meals, days of the week, etc. without bitching out loud or holding grudges!
@2many2no I loved her voice and style from when she was relatively new on the national scene. Unfortunately, the last time I saw her perform on TV, she was pretty much definitely “under the influence” of some substance and gave a fairly crappy performance, not even up to meh standards.
@2many2no As a folk singer, most of her hits were pretty serious songs, such as “Look what they done to my song ma”, “Lay Down (Candles In The Rain)”, and her covers of the Bob Dylan song “Mr Tambourine Man” and the Stones’ “Ruby Tuesday”. But she also had some fun songs, such as “Brand New Key” (my personal favorite from her) and the irreverent parody “Psychotherapy”. She now has grandchildren, and according to her website, still goes on tours. Some relatively obscure facts about Melanie:
She was the first female performer to have three Top 40 hits concurrently; she performed at the original Woodstock Festival (Lay Down… was based on this); she was a UNICEF ambassador; she wrote the lyrics for the love song on the TV show Beauty and the Beast. I think my old crush from when I was a young adult has done quite well with her life.
@2many2no Actually she was still fairly young then, probably around 25 at the time I was talking about, and just seemed to be acting immaturely. But now she is still going strong and actually doesn’t look too bad for someone older than I am. :>)
@phendrick I have a couple of her CD’s around here somewhere, back in the day we wore the 8-track out. Never got to see her live, but I heard she was kinda flaky. I guess she’s grown out of it. Lots of good songs there though.
@therealjrn@tinamarie1974@moonhat@carl669 - I’m asking the Meh folks if there’s some way we can get this going officially, but if not, I’d still love to do it if I can figure out the logistics - any help welcome! Anyone have any ideas - know any recommended Carrollton take-out, etc?