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Re: A startling resemblance...

Heidi in Pittsburgh ·
There's this guy at my old church named Gordon Lewis, in his late 50's, who looks EXACTLY like Neil. In fact, I teased him about it often and even brought in a photo of Neil to show him and his wife...they were very amused by the resemblance. I had thought tho, Julie, if anyone ever made a movie about the life of the Finn brothers, you'd HAVE to cast Ralph Fiennes (as the "current" and slightly younger Neil). Enz heydey Tim would almost have to be Ben Affleck. Little boy Neil? Haley Joel...
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Re: Song Origin

kylenano ·
It was written for the 1985 movie 'Coca Cola Kid' and was released as a 7" single. There wasn't an album for the movie, but the movie credits say: "Home For My Heart" Composed & Written by Tim Finn Performed by Tim Finn, Phil Manzanera, Alan Spenner, Charlie Morgan, Guy Fletcher Produced by Phil Manzanera Tim has a minor role acting in the movie too. Hope this helps.
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Re: Anyone else upset about the state of the world?

I really wouldn't worry. The media has an annoying tendency to OVER-sensationalise things since TIME IMMEMORIAL . That's the media's job. It wouldn't be media without (me) in it. Just have a look at what Tim Finn had to say it about it in his latest single "What You've Done" : "And the newspaper reporters spoiling ALL the fun" If you think about it there have been over 400 days since 9/11/2001 . There have ONLY been terrorist attacks on NO more than 20 or so of those days. That's a very low...
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Re: Tim and Phil - Will we ever see them team up again?

Gordon ·
Does anyone know the story behind the Tim + Phil reunion on Long Hard Road? Phil was doing the soundtrack for this so them working together was initiated by him. All of that was pre frenz forum etc - came from them without fans pushing for it. Pity it all happened without much fanfare - thought Tim showed renewed enthusiasm and Phil lots of new weirdness in the clip for this. The combination of smooth Finn vocals and Fenster grunge was great on this track. These two bring out the best in...
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Re: Sloganizing Neil...

DistantSun ·
For all us mums out there: Choosy Mothers Choose Neil Finn. That's the truth!
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Re: Tim and Phil - Will we ever see them team up again?

gryphon ·
Tim was at Caulfield (Periscope) and Phil was living at St Kilda still (I think from memory) and possibly Chris Gough (Mana Music) approached them both...... I think that's what happened, so they gave it a shot. To be honest I forget if it was recorded at periscope, seems ages ago....all I can remember is laughing at Phils hat and Tims obsession over orange clothes ... At one stage in that clip doesn't Phil look like Bernhard from Suede? PG p.s. the single was a total flop. No airplay, very...
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Re: Tim and Phil - Will we ever see them team up again?

Gordon ·
I bought it! Noticed there was a lot of effort in the credits to have equal number of Judd/Finn and Finn/Judd. Phil indicated in this forum that he extended the invite.
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Re: Your all-time favourite MUSICIANS

boarderGurl ·
1. Favourite singer: Neil Finn, Sheryl Crow, Tim Finn, Danny Elfman, Midge Ure 2. Favourite guitarist: Neil Finn, Robyn Hitchcock 3. Favourite bassist: Mark King 4. Favourite keyboardist: Eddie Raynor, Mike Lindup 5. Favourite drummer: Phil Gould, Dave Grohl, Neil Peart 6. Favourite multi-instrumentalist: Neil Finn, Dave Grohl, Sheryl Crow
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Re: Damn, Phish! A Finn-tastic ticket experience

merely anya ·
?! i had no idea Phish Tickets went on sale today! I went to go get my Neil Finn tickets and I was standing behing a group and this guy had long dreadlocks! They did not get any tickets and I felt sorry for the lot of them.
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Re: Donny Osmond and DDIO

chigirl ·
...Hey, lighten up on Donnie. He lived in Chicago back in the 90's for 3 or 4 years doing Joseph and I heard him say in an interview what a fan of CH he was. His style is WAY different than Neil's, but at least he is doing his part to get the Finn music out to the public....he recorded a few years back selections from "Rent" that kinda freaked me out, too, but...he's Donnie Freakin Osmond!!! He is 100% nice and looks good for a 46 year old...it would be like hating your brother for singing a...
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Re: Aussie Music Fans Please Help!!!

Leonardo's Bride - Even When I'm Sleeping Paul Mac and Abby Dobson - Gonna Miss You The Badloves - Green Limousine Michael Spiby - Ella (All My Love) The Whitlams - No Aphrodisiac The Whitlams - Love This City Jebediah - Please Leave Jebediah - Nothing Lasts Forever Silverchair - Anthem For The Year 2000 Silverchair - Miss You Love Silverchair - Ana's Song (Open Fire) Alex Lloyd - Black The Sun Alex Lloyd - Something Special Even - Black Umbrella Natalie Imbruglia - Torn Natalie Imruglia -...
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Re: Donny Osmond and DDIO

Secret God (Stew) ·
Good luck with it! If your cover of love you 'til the day i die was anything to go by, we're in for a real treat, although I can't see you topping the version Deb uploaded - now that is a version you can compare to any Neil Finn version, especially the classic acoustic one from St. James, Auckland.
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Re: Donny Osmond and DDIO

lavar78 ·
IMO, it would be an ridiculously unfavorable comparison. The lead is good for the most part, but he is certainly not in Neil's league. There are some parts that bugged me (sorry, can't think of them now, except the end parts we're great). Not that I'm saying the cover isn't good -- it is. I also sang in an acapella group that covered DDIO. (It was pretty bad ... as much as I love the guy who sang lead, he couldn't cut it.) I realize how hard it is to perform that song. In fact, I'll jump...
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Re: Heidi and Jason from Pittsburgh mentioned on the Finn Webcast

Heidi in Pittsburgh ·
(in excited Marie Finn voice) Yeah! That's them! Of course, not sure we'll get an annual Tim Finn Day as they suggested, now that they've accused the mayor of being gay and having a fancy for Tim...have another beer, Tim...lol... I was howling when Tim said yeah, Jason, that't the guy who's married to Heidi, LMAO!!!!!!! Bellywatchers: Marie is carrying high, which usually indicates a girl. Hairwatchers: Neil used no mousse. Tim has gone blond, but we love him anyway. Shirts: Neil wore same...
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Re: Sixpence None the Richer cover DDIO

Fair enough. I can accept your majority very negative opinions Frenz. But IMHHO we should be encouraging MORE artists to cover Finn songs -as if 2 give them more exposure. Personally I would take it as a compliment if any1 covered my song, no matter who or what genre artist does it. Remember these/any artists spend their whole life working hard on their craft. Any thing that is mass produced - SNTR, Britney Spears, Bardot, Popstars, Scandulus, Nikki Webster etc et al has some redeemable...
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Re: Gig injuries

Heidi in Pittsburgh ·
Does a Tim Finn injury count? We saw him in Napier, New Zealand on Oct. 12, 2001...and during the jam session part of "Weather With You," Tim was twirling his guitar around, in preparation to go back into the chorus, and the end of the guitar whacked him right in the head, pretty hard! You could hear the whole crowd go, "OOOOH!" and it obviously had to hurt, because we were in the front row and heard the WHACK it made. It left a big red mark, and I hope he used ice later. Nobody would have...
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Re: Gig injuries

Sara ·
Not so much an injury but a near death experience. V2001, Powderfinger had just finished and they were running out of time before Neil Finn was meant to be on, so my friend & I thought we'd be fine staying where we were (about 2/3 rows of people back from the barriers, roughly in the middle of the crowd) when on came some band whose name began with I. I think. I would say who but I'm not sure of the name (choice of 2 could be huge error if I get the wrong one) And the moshing started. Oh...
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Re: Relevance of the Finns in the music industry

Secret God (Stew) ·
What's the meaning of life? No answer? That's just just like asking "What's the definition of relevent?" ... at least no one's put it into words. Dude, this thread was interesting (and cheers to Astro for resurrecting it ). I feel I've learned more in the last 10 minutes than I have... in the last 5 minutes ) The unfortunete definition of relevent is: Whatever's in the frickin' rigged charts , whatever's unoriginal , whatever's had the most marketing & promotion , whatever's completely...
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Re: POLL: Finn On Finn>> Influence On Woodface's Success

Paul H ·
Much as I adore Neil's music and (if I'm honest) don't think much of Tim's work (with a few exceptions), it can't be denied that a) CH's (and therefore by connection, Neil's) most famous song was mostly Tim's, and b) CH's most succesful CD was mostly co-composed with Tim. I think it just shows that they work very well together, rather than that Neil needs Tim to get commercial success. Clearly that didn't happen with the Finn CD. Its simply that the with-Tim Woodface was the right record at...
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Re: POLL: Finn On Finn>> Influence On Woodface's Success

Guest ·
Although I'm a huge Neil and a not so huge Tim-fan, I do agree with you. Without Tim, Woodface would have been a good, but average CH-album. With Tim the album is more diverse and up-tempo.Tim give the album a fresh and uplifting sound. I always liked Split Enz and CH, but only became a huge fan since I heard WWY for the first time on the radio. I couldn't believe my ears! I don't think that giving the Finn song to Woodface has cost Tim dear in recognition at all. Most CH fans now like Tim...
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Re: POLL: Finn On Finn>> Influence On Woodface's Success

brownie ·
I pretty much agree with what you say here, P.F. I can't really describe the effect that Neil's songs have on me, other than to say that they reach somewhere deep down inside me and wrap themselves around my heart in a way that I haven't experienced with any other songwriter. But having said that, that can be an intense feeling that can get overwhelming in large doses. I don't really feel that Tim adds what Neil is "lacking," but rather he adds a different dimension to the music, that breaks...
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Re: Merry Christmas/Happy New Year, Frenz...

grace0418 ·
I hope you all have a wonderful holiday and a fabulous new year. Let's all wish for peace, love, joy, and a new Finn album in 2003! xoxo Grace
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Re: POLL: Finn On Finn>> Influence On Woodface's Success

Guest ·
Your description is the right one, it's exactly what I ment. Forget the "lacking". Neils songs are perfect within themselves. I too like TA is even better than Woodface, mainly because of its atmosphere. I also think that Crowded House wasn't ready to make an album like TA when they started on WF. Therefore it was good that Tim came along on that moment, it give CH a great album and a breakthrough in Europe. It's true CH ows a lot to Tim. Did you notice the difference? On Woodface Tim sings...
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Re: POLL: Finn On Finn>> Influence On Woodface's Success

Donovan ·
.....Im a huge Tim fan. So obviously, I think he made woodface. no question. And if you hear some of the songs left off the album like 'left hand', you'll realise that it's a good thing Tim came along. It's a funny point about Neil singing high and Tim low on the Finn album. But I think Timbo will be singing high again on the new Finn2 thing. Tim's singing better these days than he has for years. I think Tim will surprise some people when the new album gets released. Finn1 was practically a...
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Re: POLL: Finn On Finn>> Influence On Woodface's Success

Good topic. I voted for Tim making a major contribution to Woodface but... On my non-musically trained instinct ears WWY, ION, CC - the singles/songs represented most popularly on WF, Neil Finn takes lead vocals and sounds more like NF singing it all by himself . I've often wondered about this. On closer listening Tim does make a substantial singing input on those songs plus other ones on WF like the obvious classic Tim penned solo All I Ask (Which when I heard on the OZ Planet Ark...
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Re: POLL: Finn On Finn>> Influence On Woodface's Success

Secret God (Stew) ·
Of course Tim was a major contributer to Woodface ... & the commercial singles released off it ( chocolate cake, weather with you, it's only natural ) prove that. Woodface (my least favourite record overall with Finn 1 ) probably wouldn't have been as successfull if Tim wasn't in it, but how the f*** do we know who wrote those 3 pop songs? Until I know that, then it's hard for me to discuss this seriously. I mean: Would those 3 songs have been on the record if Tim wasn't involved? How...
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Re: The SPlit Enz reunion thing

gryphon ·
Donovan no talk that I ama ware of , as far as the Enz recording again... Neil especially enjoyed the night at the Holmes show, and the band are playing really well.....gues sit depends on what everyone is doing, the overall vibe, Neil has a USA tour and than T&N are talking about Finn II etc...so the time factor comes into play, plus the other guys all have lives too (: Still with the Enz you can never say never... PG
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Re: Gig injuries

marmotgirl ·
Because if the band in question is Idlewild then it's gonna be the best 20 mins of the whole festival Unless I've got my years mixed up but, hey, what the hell, it gives me a chance to plug And having spent some of the best hours of my life (including two nights this week, sigh) being one of said violent buggers in Idlewild moshpits, I can't help but go all nostalgic
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Re: POLL: Finn On Finn>> Influence On Woodface's Success

ValerieH ·
I never heard the story about the label telling Neil to write more songs...I thought Tim was brought into the band because Neil was simultaneously trying to write and record a Finn Bros and a CH album at the same time, and he decided to combine the two projects? vch
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Re: LOTR (Non-spoilers only)

jenn ·
Oh, one thing I really loved about the movie which Brandi mentioned was the character Gollum. Wow, he was incredible! So realistic looking! I was in total awe! The funny thing is, I remembered this character because of Joanna's dream about Neil Finn last night. Her description of how Neil looked when his wig fell off, balding with only tufts of hair, made me think of Gollum.
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Re: POLL: Finn On Finn>> Influence On Woodface's Success

Kill Eye ·
Sorry to put this right after your post ValerieH, but... I hate Weather With You. It is the worst Crowded house song ever. I want to claw off my ears when I hear it. It's taken me years to come to terms with the fact that I hate it, but I've finally made my peace with it. It's the only Crowded House song I've ever had such a violent reaction to, but it makes me feel good to know that Neil is not perfect. And Woodface is my least favourite Crowded House album. I do like most of the other...
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Re: POLL: Finn On Finn>> Influence On Woodface's Success

Secret God (Stew) ·
Go Kill Eye ! It doesn't look like you'll be on Valerie 's Christmas card list this year! Honesty is best. Good post. I half-agree with you there. I've said many times before that I REALLY don't like that song, but the real reason for that is because it's WAY too catchy & annoying & looks like it belongs in the frickin' charts! There's no denying that Tim Finn did write a classic song, but when you've heard it that many times through your music-deprived childhood on commercial radio,...
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Re: POLL: Finn On Finn>> Influence On Woodface's Success

As I have said before on the forum Woodface was the first proper CH album I bought. I LOVED IT. Next I bought Together Alone. I remember the day I bought very vividly in detail like what shop, the person who served me, the phone call I made and etc the sitiuation I first played the CD in. IT WAS AWFULL!!! Later I learnt to appreciate TA and it is a GREAT album. But first impressions were truly bad. Maybe your emotional pshycological state, mood etc and external circumstances INFLUENCE how...
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Re: Relevance of the Finns in the music industry

SueBee ·
For someone who is ambivilent about being an agnostic, you sure do bring religion up a whole heck of a lot, W.C.I.B.N.. I frankly don't agree that it makes any difference one way or the other to an artist's relevance in the industry. And Neil's values fit with all sorts of religions, not just judeo-christianity. He even wrote a song for a Buddhist. Neil and Tim are widely respected among fellow artists. There are plenty of people who think that they both craft great music. But here in...
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Re: Neil Finn in France

Vincent ·
Thanks a lot Sister Madly in da house (great nickname !). All the things you said about Crowded House in France are right. Indeed, it's very hard to buy CH, Neil Finn CDs. (And I don't even talk about split enz !!!) Can you give me the address of the french supermarket where you hear "fall at your feet" ???!!! Seriously, in spite of the weakness of sales, neil finn keeps on influencing many french artists. I've tried to build a small website about CH & neil finn. (You can vote for your...
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Re: POLL: Finn On Finn>> Influence On Woodface's Success

Betty ·
WWY is one of my favorites, always has been since I first heard it. I even bought a CD single with 3 remixes on it. But I didn't know until now it was a Tim song. Woodface is my least favorite album, too. It just doesn't seem cohesive to me. I guess because it had the Finn brothers songs sort of thrown in with some CH songs, and the two are like oil and water to me........however, I can't wait for the Finn 2!!!
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Re: Hey, that guy looks like...but it's not !

kia kaha ·
The New Zealand Herald, quite frankly, would not know Tim Finn from Britney Spears. These people are lame. They have ALWAYS been lame. I recall a NZ Herald photographer asking ME, (as a FREELANCE photographer, and from Australia!!!!, mind you) before a Spilt Enz show, "which one is Neil Finn??" Trust me. These folks have LESS than a clue!!! This sort of stuff is just so typical... (where's the "yawn" emoticon?)
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Re: Photos of YOU

Donovan ·
well....this is the only picture of me that I know of that's on the internet. p.s. neil finn sucks! haha ( i had to do it!) Donovan.
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Re: Neil Finn in France

FrenchFan ·
Hi First of All I wish to you all a Very Happy New Year ! may 2003 bring us Neil's new stuff I agree with the French Kill-Eye ( I think we know each other , Neil doesn't have the success he deserves in our country !shame is on the (lack of) advertising ! i have tried to "convert" my family and friends to the Finn music, and it works, they all think he is very talented. so i really think that if Neil could do one gig in france, it would be a success, the venue would be full ! my wish for 2003...
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Re: Christmas pressies what did you get?

Kill Eye ·
My boyfriend found a great Frenz item I had never even heard of before (good boyfriend). The Underwater Melon Man and Other Unreasonable Rymes It's a childrens' book of stunning drawings with an accompanying CD of songs by the likes of Neil Finn, Tim Finn, Bic Runga, Dave Dobbyn, and many more of our favourite Kiwis.
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Re: Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe!

gryphon ·
Hey Judd Finn- yes went to the opening, some nice freebee tickets (thanx!) was even happy to pay as I really liked the books. At best it's good, at worst it's dissapointing bordering on cheap. Think they rushed it out to fast as the vocals are not great. A few people complaining afterwards. Most of those people would of been given free tickets so they shouldn't whinge too much. Only seen two reviews and neither were good. The main one from The Age by Jim Murphy- "Mythical, Magical,...
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Re: POLL: Finn On Finn>> Influence On Woodface's Success

tonguetied ·
So the conclusion is pretty obvious. We are all Finn fans but to different extents and we all have different ideas about which songs are great masterpieces and which get on our nerves. I don't try to analyse Tims contribution too much but it no doubt had it's influence upon it's eventual release. The fact is that they are both outstanding in their own rights and together and that success cannot be solely judged upon record sales in this music environment of disposable pop.
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Re: Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe!

gryphon ·
Yeah Judd Finn I saw that Australian one just after I posted. It's probably the best review of the production but tas you pointed out they say Phil's lyrics are "cliched" but the production, especially the puppets get some positive feedback. I thought the Lion was great by the way. Cheers Peter
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Re: Split Enz play Left Hand

gryphon ·
Brandi I dunno the Millenium Video is pretty horrible, it just doesn't work, and without taking a shot at Neil and Tim, it's far more like the Finn cabaret show as far as the camera men go you've be forgiven for thinking it was only Tim and Neil onstage. I think Noel had a camera inf ront of the kit, so its just the same Crombie shot. Plus the official recording only works on a few songs. Sometimes recordings capture the magic, other times they dont, this overall is a "don'". Don't think it...
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Re: hows your NZ music knowledge

Heidi in Pittsburgh ·
I got 235 points. [Of course, that was a combined total of 5 for the quiz, and 1 point each for the Tim Finn, Neil Finn, Crowded House, Split Enz, Finn Brothers, Dave Dobbyn, Bic Runga and Anika Moa songs I could name, lol....]
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Re: Neil Finn in France

Vincent ·
Of course Caledonia we'll keep you one (VIP)place if neil goes to France... Should I send you a boat ? Bonne et heureuse ann�e � toi aussi.... Le monde merveilleux de Crowded House et de Neil Finn
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Re: Split Enz play Left Hand

John ·
One of my favourite moments on that Mullanes tape from the Homestead is if you listen carefully, just before the beginning of Return, you can hear some drunken patron yelling out, "Neil Finn f***s boys!" I didn't notice it at the gig itself, only many playbacks later, to my amazement. Always makes me laugh.
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Re: What Split Enz live material is available on cd?

Secret God (Stew) ·
...& this may be completely irrelevant, but Neil Finn has been playing the songs he penned for Split Enz forever (with Crowded House , Tim & solo), so (I know it's not technically Split Enz ) but you'll probably be able to find various live versions of i got you or message to my girl , ect. on CD singles or live albums, ect. Tim's in the same vote. As I said... "this may be completely irrelevant"
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Re: Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe!

RazPutin ·
' I would very much like to see this show....I hope it comes to Russia!! I'm sure it would be appreciated here!!! Maybe the films will make it here! Maybe these reviewers only like Gilbert and Sullivan!!! ) I would like to meet this critic that cans Mr Judd's work!! I'm sure he would change his point of view.....very quickly!!! Pa Kah ) RazDaz PS Merry Xmas...it is Russian Xmas Jan 7 HO HO HO!!!
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Re: VOTE FOR EVERWOOD!!!

grace0418 ·
Thanks you all! As if my brother being on the show wasn't enough reason for me to vote for "Everwood," tonight's episode had a lovely surprise... ...Our very own Mr. Neil Finn playing clearly in the background of a party scene ("Last to Know" - almost the entire song!). And at the end of the show they plugged One All and directed viewers to the record label's site for more information!!!! How awesome is that?!?! I think I better make a second post in the Neil Finn section. "Everwood"...
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