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Re: Split Enz DVD thoughts

Camus ·
It's actually a Tam Tam (large orchestral gong) that he plays during the instrumental in Charlie from the same concert. He also uses it for comic effect in My Mistake. I noticed the Gretsch, It's a Tenessean or Country Gent I think. It looks like an epiphone casino or 335 that he plays on What's The Matter With You, have to look more closely, and I'm sure it isn't plugged in.
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Re: tickets for LA/Wiltern show on sale yet?

mabelle (Guest) ·
thanks much jamie!! i'll make a note of it xo michelle
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Re: Relevance of the Finns in the music industry

magneto 2 ·
On a more serious note, for the last 25 YEARS it has been consistently believed in the music world that the Finn, Split Enz and Crowded House were making music OUTSIDE THEIR TIME. No-one ever called Split Enz relevant in the 70s and 80s - they were always, to quote a music journalist of the day, 'Just outside their time' and just out of the mainstream. To paraphrase Rolling Stone, 'Neil could have written anything, in any style of music and had hits coming out of his proverbial, but he chose...
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Re: Enz LIVE on the WWW (Holmes)

missingperson11 ·
oh what a great birthday present for me then! (my b'day's on the 11th of Dec.) we'll I'll have to make a note of that then. so I won't forget it!
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Re: Bootlegs, Taboo????

Secret God (Stew) ·
Agreement with Paul H on that note. boarderGurl - thanks for posting those quotes from Neil. Neil Finn 's pretty quick & witty when he comes to replying to things. He's also quite funny & laid-back, so I doubt he'd get all emotional at a concert in front of thousands of people telling the guy that what he did was wrong & illeagal & how the artists are losing out on this... Yes, I know your comment ( "we have permission from the man himself"] ) was a joke & all, but Neil...
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Re: Split Enz DVD thoughts

Secret God (Stew) ·
Also, Something For Kate and george (note the lowercase " g ") probably have every single show recorded for them & wouldn't have to buy old documentries or TV appearances for their DVDs, plus it would have to be a lot easier to produce & you probably wouldn't need to do as mch research as the Split Enz one. george are probably the best band in Australia at the moment, by the way (IMO). Check them out! Go & buy all their singles, also! Ok, ok... I now understand that you can't...
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Re: Sixpence None the Richer cover DDIO

Secret God (Stew) ·
Yes, Frente! (note the " ! "). Accidently Kelly Street where frenz..." ... anyway . Great band. I urge everyone to check out their obscure cover of New Order 's bizzare love triangle - classic (? ) stuff! Sorry about getting off-topic before, but w.c.i.b.n. starterd it . Hopefully this post isn't too irrelevant either... .
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Re: POLL: Finn On Finn>> Influence On Woodface's Success

ValerieH ·
...Makes note to scratch KillEye off my 2003 card list...((JUST kidding!!LOL)) This is what I love about this place...that we can all be in disagreement, and still feel free to voice those differences! WWY started getting airplay during a rather difficult period in my life, and the song struck a note with me. I even made a tape of it with the song done 7 or 8 times. That was because I broke my cassette tape by rewinding it so much! It seems like I never like the first song (or last...
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Re: Split Enz DVD thoughts

Spoons ·
What a wonderful DVD, simply one of the best in my collection! Being in the UK, a good 85% of it I had never seen, so it was magical to watch from start to finish. Split Enz for me has always been a band it has been hard to be a fan of. Especially before the internet, finding out about what they were doing here in England was like searching for a Dodo at times! The Spellbound documentary told me everything I needed to know and didn't, while it also showed the band develop their individual...
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Re: Paper Cup Theory

likerain ·
"Otherside" by Red Hot Chili Peppers: "Pour my life into a paper cup. The ashtray's full and I'm spillin my guts" which brings up ashtray . "you fill my ashtray, the one i've come to trust" have always loved that line from "Where is my Soul." speaking of ashtrays, you've got Patsy Cline with "3 cigarettes in an ashtray" . you've got your Squeeze - "the cigarette of a single man, burns in the ashtray by his bed" [now was that the same guy who liked "black coffee in bed"? - a song, which, i...
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Re: Best Movies EVER!!!

Heidi in Pittsburgh ·
Three Amigos (Would you say I have a plethora of pinatas?) Blazing Saddles (I pledge allegiance to Hedy Lamarr...) Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan (KIRKKKKKKKK!) Star Trek: First Contact (Resistance is futile!) BRAVEHEART (If I stand on my head, my kilt will fly up.) [Editor's Note: Yeah, I WISH] Indiana Jones #1 (Snakes! Very bad! You go first!) Back to the Future #1 (One point twenty-one gigowatts!!!!!) Unforgiven (We ALL got it coming, kid.) Beauty and the Beast (...and every last inch of...
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Re: Best Movies EVER!!!

Heidi in Pittsburgh ·
Yesterday afternoon, when I heard an awesome cover of Elton John's "Tiny Dancer" done by Ben Folds, I had the urge to re-watch Cameron Crowe's "Almost Famous." Honestly, this movie gets better every time I see it. I picked up two new lines this time that I'd missed before, and are great. Just for funsies, when looking at this thread, I have periodically looked at Frenz choices I haven't seen and run them through the Roger Ebert filter (with which I only very infrequently disagree...SpiderMan...
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Re: portland show

Richard ·
The wife says the whole note went: "If your shadow was on the sidewalk I'd lick you up like chocolate"...she doesn't remember if "God" was mentioned. She did scream after he read that and mentioned (and just re-affirmed to me) that Neil is "yummy." The show was great! We were about 4 people back from center stage (behind the girl who gave him the grab bag with Nunzilla in it. Nice to see Lisa there. Was glad to have witnessed Elroy Finn's first try on the drums. Loved the fact that Mr. Finn...
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Re: Crowded & Costello

The TV Page ·
Had to vote Yes. My top 3 artists of all time always start with Neil first, Elvis second (and though it's close sometimes, I don't own every note like I do Neil, or belong to a fan club or email lists), and it rotates after that between folks like XTC, REM ( I did go to school in Athens, after all), Beach Boys, etc. After the Elvis/McCartney collaborations, I've always been interested in a Neil/Elvis effort. I'd love to see that, or hear Elvis cover 'Into Temptation,' as I've heard him say...
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Re: Attention OSCARS BUFFS!!!!!

Chris Camfield ·
Heidi, I'm trying to figure out if you liked Chicago or not. You wanted it to be nominated, but then called it an "overrated movie that glorifies and romanticizes murder and publicity, supplies men with two solid hours of T&A, and annoyingly bursts into song every five minutes". Damnit, if Chicago wasn't Fun I don't know what is. Not because of the women, but because of the music and the wicked dark humour in showing the media eating up the sensationalism. I don't see any reason to watch...
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Re: Vancouver show!!

shakespeare ·
Note to self: purchase sports bra. Advise wife is to smuggle photographic equipment into next Finn show. Shakespeare
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Re: The Story so far.........

dr hfuhruhurr ·
where she spied the bottle in the corner, it's lush appearance beckoning to her. attached to it's handsome neck was a note. aria bent down, picked it up and read the words that were written there, "drink me"......
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Re: Sixpence None the Richer cover DDIO

BMann ·
This isn't a cover so much as a note-for-note clone of the original. SNTR's take adds nothing to the song. Why bother doing a remake of a classic song if you're not going to at least TRY to make it your own in some way?!? It's listenable, sure, because it's a great song. But why settle for this version when CH's original is infinitely better?
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Re: Eminem loves Neil (?)

Secret God (Stew) ·
& off that note, in 2001 (2 years ago) while on his One Nil promotional tour, Neil Finn did a (rare?) television appearence on The Panel (Australian prime-time panel-like discussion chat show where guests occasionally appear) & Kate Langebrooke (sp?) - regular panelist who regualarly interups guests - asked Neil Finn if he likes E /\/\ | /\/ 3 /\/\ ... & Neil gave a proper answer. I can't remember exactly what was said, but if someone really wants to know, I can type up the...
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Re: Great News!

gryphon ·
It's all good- mother and daughter are both healthy and happy. Tim and Harper are over the moon. I think I'll be calling her Maisy all her life as I love that middle name. I'm sure Liam, Elroy and Harper will love having a girl around. It really added a bright note to the week. Have apassed on all your Congratulations too. Stay safe. Peter
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Re: Let's talk about EnzSo II

Camus ·
Whoops, Flicker you're quite right. There's a difference? Only joking That Urlich woman, urgh. I should have had the CD case in front of me. I had a vague thought at the time it wasn't Wendy Matthews. Oh well. I forgot about Bon Voyage. Well, I actually quite liked this. Dame Kiri has an incredible voice, and certainly blows everyone else out of the water on this album. Those vocal ahhs send a real chill up my spine, and I don't particularly like female opera singers. I agree though, the...
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Re: Pineapple Head

ValerieH ·
It's been a favourite of mine for years---the tune and the silly lyrics---and the backstory is charming. Hmpf---none of MY kids ever inspired me to write anything while they were sick, ecxept maybe an S.O.S note!!! LOL vch tofo
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Re: Attention OSCARS BUFFS!!!!!

Heidi in Pittsburgh ·
Agree Kia, she's a magnificent actress. I was just surprised to see what a ditz she seemed to be when she was playing herself. But to be fair, I'm guessing I'd be a ditz in that particular situation, too...I was just glad to see her win so well after being dumped on her arse so heinously last year by Tom Cruise. It's like, revenge of the single mom, and I was like, YOU GO, GIRL!!!!! I want to know where InStyle magazine gets off calling Sean Connery one of the WORST dressed? He looked the...
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Re: portland show

moontan ·
Hi Folks, Thanks for the replies, nice board you've got going here. Cool info about the Maton guitars, had never heard of them. Genny, yeah I'm in Portland, too. Nice town, the weather has been far nicer than I expected. Didn't know about Neil's in-store at that record shop, would have checked it out. I went to said shop to see John Hammond Jr. play, got there at 5:10 and he was just finishing up, didn't hear a note! A clerk there said he played two very short songs. Why bother?
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Re: portland show

annefrancis ·
Oh, but moontan - Neil played about 5-6 songs at MM - well worth the effort! Make a note next time - it was a great opportunity to meet all the cool frenz before the show!
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Re: just felt like sharing this with another forum

addictedagain ·
getting some tracks now. Yes, it is awesome. Ive been a fan of all their work, and to compare, i'd say they were heading back towards the guitar led OK Computer era, but everythings sounding really melodic, almost like Pablo Honey. Vocally, Thom's on top form, with a lot of really good layering with his voice. (check out 'i will'). on a related note, just bought a ticket for glastonbury (Radiohead & REM headlining) wooooooo!
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Re: MONEY

Jeremy Loder ·
Weird topic, but here goes. Mark Hart went back to his old group Supertramp after the breakup of CH and then made a solo album called Nada Sonata. On a side note, Tim wrote a song especially for Mark's album for him. Nick Seymour joined Deadstar and left after about five minutes and did some work on an Andy White album a few years ago. I don't think hes recorded or played much since then. Paul Hester co-owned and later sold a cafe in Australia, had a band called Largest Living Things (they...
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Re: UK Tour??

shakespeare ·
Ms. Mailbox, I can't answer your question. However, I was recently in your fair land* (fair it was - sunshine in LIVERPOOL!??) and made a point of looking for evidence of Neil's following in the Great land (what other country actually puts the word "Great" in its name?). I was sadly disappointed. I didn't find a single Neil CD in any of the big(ish) shops I went into. And here I was hoping for some quirky UK only B-side or something. Does he spell Finn with a PH or something over there? Or...
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Re: Secret God at Starbucks

Martine ·
I guess people in Liverpool get tired of hearing the Beatles getting played over their supermarket PA's all the time too after awhile? And on that note---I heard Weather With You in the elevator at work today and it took a few seconds to register because I play it so often at home--I guess I thought I was having an auditory hallucination LOL
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Re: Everybody Rub Your Buddha...

pharmgirl ·
Heidi - best of luck for Friday... although (as has already been noted) your talent speaks for itself. Please keep us posted on what happens... On a similar note... could I ask for some happy thoughts to come via the northern suburbs of Chicago? Nick's 94yo grandfather is currently in Intensive Care, and things are not looking all that positive. I've seen good thoughts do wonders before, so if any Frenz have a few warm fuzzy thoughts to spare, we'd certainly appreciate them! TIA...
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Re: Everybody Rub Your Buddha...

tonguetied ·
Thoughts and prayers on their way honey.....
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Re: Sweet Dreams at the Company Picnic

private life ·
Hello, EE Great, great story - a little beam of light is always most welcome. On a vaguely related note, the last time I was in NZ, TV on, the commercial featured the unmistakeable sounds of the chuck-chuck-a-chuck intro of "Counting the Beat" which continued into a K-Mart ad. Now, I _know_ all you Southern Hemisphere types are totally over hearing that ad way too many times, but in over a quarter century of obsessing on Judd's music, that was The First time (and last?...) I heard it on any...
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Re: Sweet Dreams at the Company Picnic

private life ·
Hi, Elf Yep, I'm a new poster but a looooong time lurker abused my many far and wide for not posting. BTW, those 2 songs you heard while in public are hardly what this guy would call "small thrills"! Huge, indeed! Note how far I had to go to hear Judd played in some sort of public context. We Juddites seem to make up in intensity and fervor what we lack in numbers - quality over quantity, I'd say.
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Re: Let's talk about EnzSo II

Jeremy Loder ·
Oh please God no. If Enzso two proved anything, it's that you can take a good concept too far. Eddie should have just been happy that Enzso one did as well as it did and ended that whole project on a high note. Just how much effort was actually put into Enzso two anyway. Pioneer and Six Months In A Leaky Boat worked on Time and Tide because you had an instrumental track leading directly into a track with the same theme and feel but with vocals. On E2 it's just one instrumental leading into...
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Re: job club

Heidi in Pittsburgh ·
I just went on a job interview on Tuesday, and it was AWFUL. The HR guy was a condescending prick. HR: So, I see here that you have 60 college credits with a 4.0 average, Dean's list every semester, and an honors fraternity. What on earth was going on in your life that would cause a decision like dropping out of school at a time like that? ME: Well...actually it was more of a pregnancy decision, Chris. HR: (cruelly and haughtily, very clipped Oh. (long pause.) Have you any ambition of...
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Re: The Big Takeover

pharmgirl ·
Hi Grace! Nick's been a subscriber to TBT for years now, and really looks forward to getting the issues (although I'm glad we get Q as well b/c the wait between Takeover issues can be rather long!! ) I was just curious about the order of things in your post... the editor said your package had "been in the mail for several days" then when you got the package there was a note from him and a CD. Did the note contain an apology and a reference to your rating? If not, then I like their style. If...
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Re: The Big Takeover

brownie ·
I think Jack (the editor of TBT) sends out personal notes and CDs with any first-time purchase of or subscription to his magazine. When I subscribed several years ago, he sent me a whole pile of stuff with my first issue, and encouraged me to write to him with any opinions, concerns, etc. I can't recommend this magazine enough - the publishing world needs more people in it like Jack Rabid. (Although, Jack is really hardly in "the publishing world." He runs the Big T out of his apartment, and...
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Re: Paul is Dead - Atlanta 94 Show

The TV Page ·
Yep - the cd club is the same as the show in Atlanta that fateful (horrible) night. I was there, and I doubt that anyone in the audience knew what was going on with the band. CH was my favorite band then (and now), so I was trying to memorize the whole night as it happened. There was no mention of Paul leaving, but there was a very different vibe from the other CH show I'd seen on the Woodface tour. The WF band was happy-go-lucky and sounded incredible, the '94 TA band was moody, intense,...
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Re: Paul is Dead - Atlanta 94 Show

Secret God (Stew) ·
Not when you compare it to in the lowlands or when you come , but there's a couple of notable live versions of it floating around, one being from the State Theatre in Sydney, Australia (25th August 1988)... and the other from the National Stadium in Dublin, Ireland (17th July 1992)... & it sounds way better live in my opinion. NOTE: I deleted the duplicate thread a while ago... (big new, I know )
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Re: Isn't the world a small place

Wilich ·
WOW Devon is becomming the cosmopolitan centre of England . Can't complain as its not a bad place to live really and Raul you did indeed past through my hometown of Newton Abbot, well I live in a quaint little village nearby. Have to say mate I think you summarised Torquay quite well as thats where I work and I often have, well err, problems focussing Bit of a social capital, especially during the summer when I think you'd probably one of many continental Europeans to visit the 'English...
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Re: Those Pesky "Letter Writers"

athenazilla ·
I always wondered if every paper has chronic letter writers or if the good folks of juneau were just really really bored. actually a friend of mine and my husbands' is a chronic letter writer. he's really smart, articulate and exceptionally well-spoken. naturally i agree with a lot of what he has to say so of course he's well-spoken and bright . the vampire (juneau empire which btw is a Sucky paper - note capital 'S") loves to print his stuff in part because it tends to cause a slew of...
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Re: PLeeeeeeese tell me a joke

athenazilla ·
this is my favorite blonde joke: Thia blonde decides she needs some money fast, so she goes up to a playground and finds a child and pins a note to his shirt "If you ever want to see your son again you'll give me $10,000 and leave it under the tree by the blue bench by 9am tomorrow signed 'the blonde'." the next morning the blonde walks up to the blue bench and finds a paper bag and she looks in the paper bag, finds $10,000 and is all excited she has money now. She also finds a note saying...
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Re: Question

Kill Eye ·
It's not just you. Politicians do this sort of thing all the time. It's not really all that difficult to get a card from the president, it shouldn't be too hard to get one from Neil. If Neil actually receives the request in his hand, I don't see how he would be too put out by jotting a note and sending it off. The fact that he's in the midst of an album may make it hard to get the request into his actual hands however. A friend of mine got Neil Diamond to send an autographed photo to a sick...
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Re: queer guy to Queer Eye

jenn ·
Originally posted by Kill Eye: Ha ha! A side note to that, I read that Bravo's advertising for the show was actually aimed at Women 18-49...I think that a lot of straight men could really benefit from a few of these tips, though I would not want to date a man that dressed better than me and had more styling products! The Fab Five are dreamy, I want them to come to my place and update my wardrobe and look - and Kyan could run his fingers through my hair any day!
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Re: Isn't the world a small place

Wilich ·
Hey Gen that's a damn good idea I'm also a bit of a geography freak (err did a degree in it ) and think the idea of mapping out the Finns fan base would be so cool. I know that there is a GIS system which could seriously be used to do this. Unfortunately I don't have the system but if anyone else does it would work. Hey on a seperate note Heidi i may eventually come over to Pittsburg if I get this job I'm applying for. That would be cool Actually we could draw this map up and show it to...
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Re: Sixpence None the Richer cover DDIO

John ·
Well, I finally heard this. And even more weird, I heard it 2 days in a row and both times at McDonalds (I only eat there for the articles). Better than nails on a blackboard but I agree with those of you who say what's the point of doing a cover if you're just going to copy it note for note, like aural tracing. All in all, harmless but pointless. RE the Frente thing, if you liked Frente (I hated them), check out a record called "Have You Got A Name For It" by Splendid. It's a couple of...
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Re: A Ha Me a Riddle I Day

athenazilla ·
oops sorry if its a confusing post, i was just trying to explain why I would need a riddle in the 1st place. Its just that its not a common "need" and I wanted to put some context to it sorry. ....on a stranger note, my roomate is playing ch of her own volition......right now ....and here I was afraid if shoving it down everyone's throats....my god there's hope in the world after all
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Re: 5 Random Things About Yourself

mabelle (Guest) ·
1. i was a premie (3.5 months early, weighed 2 pounds) 2. i loathe my hair (LOATHE.) 3. when i was 2 i backed a car from off a driveway, clear across the street into a garage. they found me with a basketball on my lap and a stupid grin on my face. 4. i've also had chicken pox twice 5. i forged many a note and signature on detention slips in middle school
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Re: 5 Random Things About Yourself

grace0418 ·
Okay, this is weird. ME TOO! I cannot open one of those things, I feel like I'm going to have a heart attack even though I know it's coming! I thought I was the only one! And I'm thinking there must be a correlation between being a Finn fan and being extraordinarily intelligent! So many early readers!! I actually remember the "AH-HA" moment when words started to make sense to me. I was three, I was "reading" my favorite (and HUGE) Richard Scarry book that my sisters had read to me so many...
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Re: 5 Random Things About Yourself

jenn ·
More.... I worked at a hotel in downtown Minneapolis when I graduated from college, and in the space of about a year Minneapolis hosted The World Series, the Special Olympics, The Final Four and the Super Bowl all when I was working there. Saw lots of celebs (Some of the ones I met were not because of any of the events above, I just happened to meet them): Rode elevators with Tom Brokaw and Dan Rather; at different times. Sent a fax for Rosie O'Donnell Booked a restaurant reservation and a...
 
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