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  1. eastvillagedon

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    I guess there are also stories about American singers and bands becoming popular overseas, especially in the UK, and many one-hit wonders making it big in another country not their own. This reminded me of a singer I heard when I first came to New York by the name of Helen Schneider almost 40 years ago (I know, nobody here has ever heard of her!). Anyway, she was an aspiring big-voiced rock/cabaret singer who had achieved some recognition early on, appearing on the Tonight Show and at the Bottom Line in NY (where I saw her), a top showcase for record companies at the time. But her career never really took off, and she somehow ended up in Germany, where she started singing Kurt Weill songs and ended up becoming a big musical theater star. She's in her late 60's now and as far as I know she's still there. Which all brings me to this video I came across recently in which she appears with German country music star, Gunter Gabriel (now him I never heard of, though now apparently deceased), channeling Johnny Cash and June Carter
  2. eastvillagedon

    Ohio Music

    I remember meeting someone from Australia in the early 80's and I made the mistake of mentioning Olivia Newton-John and Helen Reddy, who had become big stars in the past few years. He became enraged and couldn't believe they were so popular, claiming they were failures and complete mediocrities in Australia.
  3. lol! I swear I didn't notice that. I'm sure it was a joke. That said, I can't believe you refuse to hold the perpetrators of this hoax accountable. If there's no there there, we'll find out. If there's a conspiracy, as so many people believe, hopefully that will be exposed too.
  4. well, as you probably know, it goes much deeper than Obama just ignoring Russian interference. Hopefully we'll get to the bottom of this sooner than later
  5. that there was no collusion on the part of Trump? That appears to be the case.
  6. so I assume when the hearings start on the Mueller report's findings Obama will be one of the first to be called in to testify, right? Do you think there's anything that's prosecutable about his actions?
  7. I don't know what the problem is. Apparently Trump was just following Obama's lead by not doing anything about Russian interference--going back to 2014. Where was all of your concern and hand-wringing back then? Mueller's report looks bad for Obama https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/19/opinions/mueller-report-obama-jennings/index.html "But the Mueller report makes it clear that the Russian interference failure was Obama's alone. He was the commander-in-chief when all of this happened. In 2010, he and Eric Holder, his Attorney General, declined to prosecute Julian Assange, who then went on to help Russia hack the Democratic National Committee's emails in 2016. He arguably chose to prioritize his relationship with Putin vis-à-vis Iran over pushing back against Russian election interference that had been going on for at least two years."
  8. I was about to ask can it really be that Warren Co. increased by that much? Then I realized I was confusing it with the city of Warren. Not that there's anything wrong with living there
  9. yes, didn't Barr point this out in his statement? He said that many Russians have been indicted and remain "at large," but their activities had nothing to do with Trump, regardless of who they did or didn't support for President. But really, how many Americans voted one way or another based on Russian interference? Some of us are in need of reality checks
  10. i was listening to NPR for most of the morning and it's funny to see how desperate they are to spin something out of nothing, of course in that inimitable oh-so-reasonable sounding way they do--lol. But I guess it doesn't matter how many reports come out showing no wrongdoing, none of this was about finding the truth, but in destroying Trump, and the goalposts are always then moved in the hopes that some stone has been left unturned. Hopefully when the counter-investigation of this sham begins we'll start getting some answers about the genesis of this hoax and the country will have a chance to heal.
  11. ^oh sure, try and give the credit to Ravenna. At this point I don't think it's been reported where the man is from, but I was mistaken to think he abandoned the iguana. Apparently the police removed it from his custody. Go figure.
  12. I suppose I should ask why, on those rare occasions when Painesville makes it into the national news, it's always for something like this. But I think the real questions we should be asking are 1) why the perpetrator didn't use something more practical, like a cat-o'-nine-tails; and 2) where is PETA on this? The alleged assailant seems to have left his iguana high and dry to fend for itself. If that isn't cruelty to animals, I don't know what is. Disorderly man uses iguana as weapon, throws pet at manager inside Painesville Perkins restaurant http://www.cleveland19.com/2019/04/16/disorderly-man-uses-iguana-weapon-throws-pet-manager-inside-painesville-perkins-restaurant/
  13. I spotted this in the upscale Fairway Market chain in NY. Is anyone familiar with it? Even if sauerkraut was my favorite thing in the whole world, I was not about to pay $7.39 (!) for a 15 oz. bag
  14. it's on W. 25th St. between Broadway and 6th Ave. just a couple of blocks up from the Flatiron Building
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