Welcome one and all to another weekend music thread. I must admit, after bouncing around a few possible themes in my head, I have drawn a bit of a blank. I think my brain is bruised a bit after last Tuesday’s national debacle. Is it only one third of the voting public that gives a crap anymore about where our country is headed?

I am stunned, gobsmacked, flabbergasted and annoyed! I think this weekend’s thread should be open to anything that comes to mind that may help soothe the savage (and dejected) breast! Post your favorites that help you express your feelings best. Post your favorites that may lighten the darkness a bit, or just rage at the machine!

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Nirek
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I know there are a lot of songs but Doo Wop is some of the best music…

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monicaangela
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Some of you will get this, some of you won’t….but here goes:

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Nirek
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This song takes me back to 1969 when I was in Vietnam…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDrzKBF6gDU

The pictures are so like what I saw over there.

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monicaangela
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Exactly Nirek, it reminds me of the road from what used to be Saigon, now Ho Chi Minh city, to DaNang. I left in 1969 and even though that song wasn’t playing in the background, it would have been perfect for my departure, I was happy to be going home without a scratch and the world although in turmoil where I was leaving was sure to be wonderful when I returned to my family and friends. Thanks for the memories. 🙂

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Nirek
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Monica, of all the movies about Vietnam I think “Good morning Vietnam” with Robin Williams was the most accurate from my perspective.

May Robin rest in peace.

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monicaangela
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I saw a lot of Robin Williams Good Morning Vietnam depicted and it brought back memories, but I also saw a lot of what was depicted in “Apocalypse Now” and have to thank Marlon Brando, Robert Duval, Martin Sheen and Laurence Fishburne among others for what I also feel was an excellent movie although not completely accurate in ever arena, but pretty close to the truth in some parts.

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Nirek
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Remember the motorcycles with the bench seats in front? They were scary to ride in.

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My time was mostly in rice paddies and jungle.
Lots of Eagle flights out into the boonies then sweeps back to the Fire Base, drawing fire. Fun times, NOT!

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In DaNang there was an official building that housed a USO club. The club was always open, but the special USO shows that involved celebrities from different countries and the U.S. were big events. The club was very nice. It had a huge stage and a nice dance floor. The bar was humongous, with at least a dozen bartenders at any given time.

I saw Ann Margaret and Bob Hope at one of the “special night’ shows I was able to attend. We had a really good time, but as I said before, it was a bit rowdy for me.

Yes, we were there at the same time. I arrived in Saigon in May of 1968 and left from Saigon in May of 1969 so I was there the first 5 months of 1969.

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Monica, the memories are both good and bad. We were there part of the same time. I was there ten months of 1969. Just because that was all the time I had left.
You mention USO, I got to see one USO show. It was put on by folks from the Philippines. They came out to our fire base under heavy guard.

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LOL! The bicycles were bad enough, more speed only made it worse. I was fortunate enough to have spent my time between Saigon and DaNang. I had a jeep and a driver whenever I had to venture away from the compound.

I was only in the field once, that was in Phu Bei…and strictly by accident, the medevac chopper I had hitched a ride on to get back to DaNang from Saigon was suddenly redirected to Phu Bei to pick up casualties…flying over we saw many of those bench seat “cabs” loaded down with people fleeing the scene. I hoped I would never have to witness an incident like that ever again, and I never did.

I spent most of my time in the compound where I was stationed, very, very busy. Every now and then a few of us would get together and go to the USO in town, but that was very, very seldom. An American woman was a prized commodity around the USO, and most of the soldiers were not on their best behavior when they had an opportunity to go there. Thank God for the MP’s. 🙂

Anyway, to make a long story short, yes I saw them, and would never have used one for travel. 🙂

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How I feel about the GOP/TP and the 1%!

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Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha! Hilarious PPO! So perfect.

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Nirek
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PPO, I echo you and your feelings.
Great song.

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This is how I feel 150%!

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Shiela Chandra – Ever So Lonely

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War: Lowrider

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Harry Nilsson – Take 54

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