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How to choose music - one CD - with Karen Carpenter is one I would take to a deserted Desert Island

Updated on July 1, 2017

My Favorite Music, is this what you would take to a desert island?

Friends and yours truly were listening to some great music. Namely The Carpenters, Karen Carpenter is my all time favorite female singer. Sitting around the old campfire celebrating my birthday (actually it was a Patio heater), getting too old for this outdoor kind of stuff, and our thoughts and conversions got around to the old desert island thing. You know, if you were marooned on a desert island and were only allowed to take one of a certain thing, what would you take?.

The subject which created the most heat (excuse the pun) was music.

You should try it if the parties getting a bit dull.

More specifically we narrowed it down to:- You are only permitted to take one cd and you have to nominate the name of the CD.

So we all selected our cd's and you know what , there was not two the same not even by the same performer.

What would you select

OK here's the deal:- If you can pick the cd album that I chose and I'll give you a clue in a tick, you will get a prize. Yes folks I'll let you join my Fan club.

And just to let you know that I will not cheat, I've written the name down on a piece of paper. Honest!, do I look like I would tell a lie.

The Mystery CD is Startrax by The Carpenters
The Mystery CD is Startrax by The Carpenters

Top of the World by The Carpenters

Clues

Here's the clues:-

1) " Its by a group, the lead singer is no longer with us and they were very popular. Not obscure".

2)The lead singer is a female.

3)You could understand the words.

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Stop the Press

Sorry folks the major prize has gone off and the winner is:


........SPRYTE...... check out her profile

And the title of the CD is Startrax by The Carpenters!

I would also like to hear what other people would like to take to their own desert island , so put on your thinking caps and let me know.



Brief History of the "Carpenters"


The "Carpenters" were a vocal and instrumental duo, consisting of siblings Karen and Richard Carpenter. Though often referred to by the public as "The Carpenters", the duo's official name on authorized recordings and press materials is simply "Carpenters", without the definite article. It's pretty hard when your talking about them to just say "Carpenter".
 In the 1970s when louder and wilder rock was in great demand, Richard and Karen produced a distinctively soft musical style that made them one of the best-selling music artists of all time.
The "Carpenters'" melodic pop charted a record-breaking score of hit recordings on the American Top 40 and Adult Contemporary charts, becoming leading sellers in the soft rock, easy listening and adult contemporary genres. The Carpenters had three #1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 and fifteen #1 hits on the Adult Contemporary Chart. In addition, they had twelve top 10 singles (including their #1 hits). To date, The Carpenters' album and single sales total more than 100 million units.

During their fourteen-year career, The Carpenters recorded eleven albums, five of which contained top 10 singles including Close to You, Carpenters, A Song for You, Now & Then and Horizon, thirty-one singles, five television specials, and one short-lived television series. They toured in the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, Australia, the Netherlands and Belgium. Their recording career ended with Karen's death on February 4, 1983.

 Karen passed away on the morning of Friday February 4 1983 at the age of 32,after cardiac arrest due to complications of anorexia nervosa. Extensive news coverage of the circumstances surrounding her death increased public awareness of the consequences of eating disorders.

The Carpenter's Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
The Carpenter's Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Movie History

Two movies have been made about Karen Carpenter. Her brother Richard apparently intervened to limit the distribution of one called "Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story", which I believe used Barbie Dolls in one dipiction in the movie. Richard had the movie pulled on the basis that permission was not received to used the Carpenter's tracks!
 In 1989 another movie was made for TV called "The Karen Carpenter Story" starring Cynthia Gibb and was produced with Richard Carpenter's cooperation.
 The movie was well received and boosted record sales for many weeks when ever it was shown.

Richard Carpenter

At the time of researching this article Richard Carpenter lives with his wife Mary and their four daughters and one son in California, and they are supporters of the arts.
Some years ago the couple pledged a large sum of money in memory of his sister Karen to the Thousand Oaks Civid Arts Plaza Foundation.
On September 20 2006 the first annual "Richard Carpenter Scholarship Competition Award Show" was held at the Civic Arts Plaza.
Richard and daughters Traci and Mindi performed together after the show.
In 2007 Richard and his wife Mary won the Philanthropists of the Year Award of Ventura County.

My own desert island

Although the group was known as "Carpenters" I feel that Karen was the leading light and would have succeeded in her own right as a solo singer.

And if I was to chose I was have Karen Carpenter with me on My own desert island.

Just a Simple Question :- Do you like the "Carpenters"

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      Peter 7 years ago from Australia

      epigramman, sir you flatter me indeed! I'm sure you would soon get quite bored and turn to Karen Carpenter singing one of her great songs :-)

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      epigramman 7 years ago

      I would take your world class hubs to a desert island with me!

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      Peter 7 years ago from Australia

      oliversmum, as always it is great to see you visit one of my Hubs :-) I see your choice of the music you would take to a Desert island is very similar to mine. I believe that Elvis and Dolly would have made a terrific duet. Did they ever actually record together?

      Dolly would have to be my second favorite female singer and I believe that I will always love you :) is a much better version than WH did in Bodyguard. (hugs) :-)

      Thanks again for dropping by and leaving me a great comment:-)

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      oliversmum 7 years ago from australia

      Agvulpes. Hi. My first choice of music to take to A Desert Island was going to be Karen Carpenter singing Close To You and Make Believe It's Your First Time, they are taken so my second and third choices are Elvis and Dolly Parton.

      I think they would sing a good duet. Thanks :) :)

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      Peter 8 years ago from Australia

      Candie how can you not sing along with the Carpenters, all together now follow the bouncing ball . 1,2,3,4,

      'I'm on the top of the world looking down on creation"

      lol

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      Candie V 8 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

      Just found this one.. Carpenters..sigh, my first fave when I got my first transistor radio in 1970.. Loved them!!! I would be happy with this (would you get cranky if I were to sing along? It's hard not to!)

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      Peter 8 years ago from Australia

      G'day earnestshub, If you could play guitar that good you could entertain the whole group of us and you could save on the batteries in our player!

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      earnestshub 8 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      I love brussel sprouts! Music to take to a desert Island eh? I would take Leo Kotke and my guitar in the pathetic belief that if I listen to him often enough I could learn to play guitar like him!

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      Feline Prophet 9 years ago

      You're right of course Noble Fox...and Karen Carpenter did a better job of singing their songs than they did! :P

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      gwendymom 9 years ago from Oklahoma

      Agvulpes, Thanks! Your so darn sweet!

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      Peter 9 years ago from Australia

      Ah my Favourite Furry Feline Friend I will concede that the Beatles were what we say in OZ "done to death". However I think a good gauge on how musically talented they were is the amount of times their music has been covered and rearranged. e.g. "Yesterday" "Hey Jude" (which I did not like all that much)just to quote a couple!.

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      Peter 9 years ago from Australia

      G'day Sixtyorso, welcome to our Island. Unfortunately we do not have gramaphone record player only a CD player. But I do like your choice of music , especially "under the boardwalk" The version from "Beaches" would be my choice? Oh and "Imagine" what a great song!

      Why the tears we should be happy?

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      Peter 9 years ago from Australia

      I must agree with Gwendymom, the Stones where never that good to begin with!

      Misha didn't your mum teach you not to throw things at a lady. Be warned buddy there's a rumour goin around she's a Vampire!!!! and she knows where you live!

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      Peter 9 years ago from Australia

      Gwendymom, so sorry to hear about Hubby, sure hope he's recovering OK. Hang in there sweety. I'm sure that he appreciates everything your doing for him.

      You may have got the wrong message with me and the Stones, I'll say it loud and clear "CAN'T STAND EM" the only thing I ever liked was "Satisfaction"!

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      Peter 9 years ago from Australia

      Hey come on Constant Walker, no cop outs, lets know your choice of music or on our desert island we'll plug you into "Tiny Tim" and make you "Tip Toe Through the Tulips" for 1 whole day. Hows that for torture!

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      Feline Prophet 9 years ago

      Oh Noble Fox...I admit I am philistine enough to think the Beatles are overrated! :P

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      Clive Fagan 9 years ago from South Africa

      Hi guys I came to this one late but I would take a seven single extended play (OK OK I am showing my age) containing Ruby Tuesday (Rod Stewart) Mcarthur Park (Richard Harris) Soul coaxing ( I cant remember the artist) and Classical Gas. My favourite pieces of music of all time. If I could add John Lennon Imagine, Under the Boardwalk, Stones and Close the door light the light, The Seekers, I would be happy.

      Sob Sob shed a tear or two!

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      gwendymom 9 years ago from Oklahoma

      Misha, stop it!

      CW, thank you, my knight with shiny drum sticks. He is a zombie! It's disgusting. Your right about Jagger being as good as he always was, I just didn't find him good to begin with. I cannot explain why he annoys me, he just does. I wish I could give you guys some smart explaination as to why I find them annoying, but I can't. That's just the way it is.

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      Constant Walker 9 years ago from Springfield, Oregon

      Don't feel bad Gwen.  The Stones were awesome in their day.  Now, I'm impressed by what good shape Jagger has kept himself in and he's still as good as he always was.  Richards, however, is a disgrace.  Go ahead, throw things at me, but that sorry excuse for a guitarist should have hung it up decades ago. 

      That may be "unprofessional" of me to say, as a fellow musician, but, c'mon! Look at the guy... he's a zombie!

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      Misha 9 years ago from DC Area

      *throws things at Gwen* :P

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      gwendymom 9 years ago from Oklahoma

      Sorry I'm late! Had a really sick husband these last few days and wasn't able to be here. Okay I am about to make a confession, I don't like the rolling stones, don't throw things at me. Mick Jagger just annoys to me to no end, actually they all do. I'm sorry, I can't help it. It's kind of weird because when you look at Stephen Tyler from Aerosmith he looks and acts alot like Jagger but I adore Stephen. I have issues. I am not sure what CD I would take, I love music, too hard to decide.

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      Constant Walker 9 years ago from Springfield, Oregon

      The Carpenters were definitely incredible, but I don't know if that would be the ONLY CD I'd want to have, you know? There's so much awesome music out there... I wouldn't be able to pick just one.

      Good story!

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      Peter 9 years ago from Australia

      Ah, my furry friend the Feline Prophet, are you saying you don't like the Beatles? Surely not the Rolling Stones?

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      Feline Prophet 9 years ago

      Aaaaaargh..the Beatles are haunting desert islands too!!

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      Peter 9 years ago from Australia

      Just gotta love those domestics don't you. He says: She says: bla bla bla .

      Hmm a baby bonnet AND a diaper? Now where is that Spryte bottle?

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      spryte 9 years ago from Arizona, USA

      Don't you go dragging that mangled spryte-thing all over hubpages. Ever wonder what you would look like in a baby bonnet? Hmmm....?

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      Christoph Reilly 9 years ago from St. Louis

      The attack of the Christoph's is coming after you, Agvulpes!

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      Peter 9 years ago from Australia

      Is this have a lend of Christoph week? might just get into the act sounds like fun?

      Evilpants (I wonder which pants that is , the ones you wear or the ones you do?) On my island we only want peace and tranquility. But if you insist on Yoko Ono can I help with the raft?

      Guys ,I love the Beatles but I don't remember that album, might have a different name in OZ? Love "Michele" and what about "Yesterday"

      I'll check Glen Medeiros out on Youtube. the name of the song rings a bell does anyone else sing it?

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      countrywomen 9 years ago from Washington, USA

      agvulpes,

      You asked me: Who sang the original song "nothings gonna change my love for you"?Glenn Medeiros.

      How can I ever forget this song and those childhood days (all the dreams in my eyes  and reading those mushy "mills and boon" novels)... I wish I could go back to those days and stay there forever.....

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      muser 9 years ago

      Oh yessss! How could I have forgotten 'In My Life'?? Absolutely wonderful!

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      Misha 9 years ago from DC Area

      @Ag - yeah, looks you are right then. Never knew they were known abroad :)

      @Shalini - glad you enjoyed it, as you may guess I'm a big fan of those guys :)

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      Anna Marie Bowman 9 years ago from Florida

      It's hard for me to pick a favorite song or two off of Rubber Soul. If I Needed Someone, In My Life, I'm Looking Through You...I love Nowhere Man and Michelle as well.

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      muser 9 years ago

      Anna Marie - yes Rubber Soul was right up there. :) And my absolute favourites in the album are 'Nowhere Man' and 'Michelle'.

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      Anna Marie Bowman 9 years ago from Florida

      muser is right!!  Rubber Soul is by The Beatles.  IMHO, the best album they ever did!!!

      B.T., I think if I had to listen to a Yoko Ono CD for too long, I might be inclined to go a little crazy...think Lord of the Flies sort of thing.

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      muser 9 years ago

      If I may answer your queries - Rubber Soul is an album by The Beatles (with some outstanding music).

      And Glen Medeiros sang 'Nothing's Gonna Change...'

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      B.T. Evilpants 9 years ago from Hell, MI

      My first thought was that I'd grab any of my Stevie Ray Vaughn cd's. But after having a minute to think, I have changed my mind. If the only cd I had was a Yoko Ono cd, that just might be the proper motivation to build a raft, and get the hell off the island.

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      Peter 9 years ago from Australia

      You raise a couple of good points, but I offer this solution.

      Ever hear of Gilligans Island, we could have our own crew,  now who could be Ginger and Maryanne, Professor ,Skipper any volunteers?

      Anna Marie I don't know Rubber Soul, any references please?

      Misha you see it is a small world after all, Aquarium are a well know band!

      Shalini Kagal. By decree there will be no ipods. Anti social devices!!!

      Countrywomen, can you tell us who sang "Nothings gonna change my love for you".

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      countrywomen 9 years ago from Washington, USA

      Do we have any solar music players like solar calculators? I think that would be apt in a deserted island beach. My favorite song would be "Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You" and hope my dream man would memorize & sing that long after the CD is worn out....hehe

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      Shalini Kagal 9 years ago from India

      Misha - thank you - some wonderful music there!

      Anna Marie - good point - AG - are you listening - think an iPod each would be better?? :)

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      Anna Marie Bowman 9 years ago from Florida

      One cd??? That is a tough one...Rubber Soul, I think. If I got trapped on a deserted island, I would more than likely have my ipod with me, so I think I would be good...until the battery wore down. That brings up a good point...what good is the cd, if you have nothing to play it on? I mean, you would for a while, but eventually, the batteries would die...

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      Misha 9 years ago from DC Area

      LOL Sure, group - Aquarium, CD - Sister Chaos. :)

      I know they do, seriously, if this is not the best in the World, this is one of best. You just don't know about them cause they are Russian. :)

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      Peter 9 years ago from Australia

      OK Mish just give us a CD name and group name it will broaden all of our knowledge on our little desert island. btw That group has a pretty good sound!

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      Misha 9 years ago from DC Area

      Ag, I can post the name of CD which won't tell you anything - cause you never heard about it's existence. All those links are for one group, and I take pretty much any one of their several dozens CDs :)

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      Peter 9 years ago from Australia

      Misha it has to be a nominated CD we have not got internet access on our desert island!

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      Peter 9 years ago from Australia

      Oh Spryte you meant that WOW!  My son plays that game! Now that would be a creepy thought?

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      Misha 9 years ago from DC Area

      Ummm, I definitely have my preference, but I'm afraid nobody here could relate. If you don't mind I'll just post a few of youtube links here just to give you an idea. You are definitely not obliged to listen to single one of them. I definitely can post more if there is a demand - they still will fit on one DVD :)

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LbmxUbjmWc

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSUMZirm_8A

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q96Bhh1qZKQ

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ExfpiaRfsE

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGAnSvBMKoM

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FaSlMYAkzg

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9dqiUUQ3m0

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTIl2eF8xZQ

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      spryte 9 years ago from Arizona, USA

      LOL...you mean my WOW reference? World of Warcraft...think Dungeons and Dragons online with millions of people. I just hit level 28 with my hawt night elf druid (to all WOW players...no I'm not a noob...I have two level 70 characters on the horde side).

      Now I'm going to plant her in Arathi Basin...PVP (player vs player to you Ag) and beat the crap out of other players until my husband catches up. He's currently 12 levels behind me so it may take him a while. In the meantime, I'll just gear up my little druid....

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      Peter 9 years ago from Australia

      Spryte you know your'e welcome onto my little desert island anytime you like.For you I'd even change it to "dessert" island?

      I just wish  I could speak "Sprytish"? do you have a "spryte - strine" dictionary?

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      spryte 9 years ago from Arizona, USA

      It's okies Christoph...I got wings :) I'm not about to go down with any ship.

      As far as the DVD...damned if I can remember which one I was watching anyway. :) But I'm sure it wasn't terrible.

      (checks to see if my night elf has landed in Ratchet yet)

      I hate waiting in WOW to land places...so I come here in between.

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      Peter 9 years ago from Australia

      Hi Shalini Kagal, no we only have a small ship so we only have room for 1 CD?

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      Peter 9 years ago from Australia

      Hey this is my ship, so I say what men?

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      Christoph Reilly 9 years ago from St. Louis

      Men and Spryte first, THEN the other women and children.

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      Shalini Kagal 9 years ago from India

      The Best of Queen or The Best of Gilbert O'Sullivan - 2 allowed? :)

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      Peter 9 years ago from Australia

      Christoph me ol' shipmate (in my best Errol Flynn voice) ye'd better hurry the waters up to the gunwale and where sinking fast!!!! . Save the women and children and the CD.. Oh, and Spryte!

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      Peter 9 years ago from Australia

      Dear Spryte, I have enough trouble remembering what I had for breakfast so recalling the DVD hmm. lets see???? I think it was one you were off watching while our friend Christoph and I were having a discussion (on one of your hubs)in your absence. ?

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      spryte 9 years ago from Arizona, USA

      Hmmm...I completely missed your question (ouch! the cat is digging his claw into my thigh as I'm trying to type) from over a week ago. Which DVD?

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      Christoph Reilly 9 years ago from St. Louis

      That's a tough one, Ag. How much time do I have to decide before the ship sinks?

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      Peter 9 years ago from Australia

      Thanks for dropping by Sweetiepie, perhaps you could let us know about your tastes in music.?

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      SweetiePie 9 years ago from Southern California, USA

      This was an interesting and fun read. Thanks for sharing.

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      Peter 9 years ago from Australia

      Not until about 3 mins ago but it certainly looks a beautiful place with heaps of tradition. Anyone want to know about Pune India click here.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pune If you object I will remove the link!

      Come on Aussie Come on, Come on Aussie Come on> Hmmmm :D

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      Feline Prophet 9 years ago

      I'm not normally that resourceful or quick off the mark! Just a lazy cat from Pune, India....heard of it? :P

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      Peter 9 years ago from Australia

      Ah thank you my furry friend you are indeed a wealth of knowledge! Beyond the Sea is one of my fav B.D. songs. Would you please enlighten us to what part of the world you hail from. I won't be upset if you don't want us to know . It would just be nice!.

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      muser 9 years ago

      Anne Murray, PP&M, The Seekers, ONJ, Brothers Gibb, Everly Brothers, Simon & Garfunkel, Connie Francis, Neil Diamond... the list could go on. :)

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      Peter 9 years ago from Australia

      Welcome Muser so far I admire your taste as well. Care to share more?

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      Feline Prophet 9 years ago

      You're right...it's called 'Beyond the Sea'.

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      Feline Prophet 9 years ago

      Kevin Spacey...is that right? He's hugely talented...believe he sings well too...must have a done great job! Let me google it! :P

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      muser 9 years ago

      Did I hear the name Karen Carpenter mentioned?:)

      I would echo Feline Prophet's statement - you have impeccable taste in music!

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      Peter 9 years ago from Australia

      Nop we might have rabid foxes but not rabid fans. Heavy metal music not welcome here!. I've been told that Kevin Spacey did a more than reasonable impersonation of Bobby in a movie. I haven't been able to find it yet?

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      Feline Prophet 9 years ago

      Aha...I've been listening to Bobby Darin's 'Dreamlover' quite often recently! :)

      And shudder...that Iron Maiden, etc. noise can't be called music! Yikes, hope there aren't any rabid fans around...will have to sharpen my claws in defence! :P

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      Peter 9 years ago from Australia

      What, no Iron Maiden/ACDC/ etc. I'm a big fan of Bobby Darin Gladys Knight /Dianna Krall!. or am I showing my age?

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      Feline Prophet 9 years ago

      Hehe...I believe you!

      I enjoy older music...can't quite fathom what passes for music these days! And yes, some of the best songs do tend to be love songs! :)

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      Peter 9 years ago from Australia

      A more noble fox you would never wish to meet kind feline!, just ask my friends on HubPages. Maybe that's not such a good idea:D

      Do you have any other musical delights?. Personally I don't think you can beat a good love song!

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      Feline Prophet 9 years ago

      Indeed they didn't! I am an avowed Carpenters fan...their music is completely magical!

      And noble fox did you say? :P

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      Peter 9 years ago from Australia

      Ah Feline Prophet please do not play with my emotions! Are you also a fan of the Carpenters. Do I have someone who agrees with me , even though it is a cat (looking,may I add very much like my dear friend Garfield) and I am a noble fox!

      Can a fox fall in love with a cat? or on the other hand can a cat fall in love with a fox?

      It is my opinion that The Carpenters never recorded a poor song!

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      Feline Prophet 9 years ago

      The Carpenters! Aha, what impeccable taste you have! :)

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      Peter 9 years ago from Australia

      Compu-smart, now that you mention it I don't think I've ever "purchased" a DVD myself. Looking at your avatar it's hard to know which door you would choose at Mcdonalds. I say your cute and cuddly, my wife says your cute and cuddly.

      But having done some research (the worlds sexiest babes, very nice, I shall return and do more research later) I'll go with the upright decision. Sorry if I made the wrong choose, I will admit to having been wrong at least once before. Phew!

      Well as far as your CD goes, if you have to purchase it now it probably would not be your all time favourite, so lets know what you would pick out of your collection (reality or virtual) be it The Carpenters, Queen, AC/DC, Dolly Parton, Iron Maiden?.

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      Compu-Smart 9 years ago from London UK

      Well done spryte for getting that right!

      agvulpes,Would you believe, I have never, ever purchased a DVD in my life..but, if i were to "purchase" a CD specially for a desert island disk would be too hard to decide..right now:)

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      Peter 9 years ago from Australia

      Spryte did you enjoy the DVD?

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      Peter 9 years ago from Australia

      Ah you have indeed encapsulated my own thoughts so no comment. I just ask anyone reading this to read the above comment!!!!!!  :)

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      spryte 9 years ago from Arizona, USA

      You have nothing to apologize for :) I sense no malice from you and therefore would never dream of being offended. Okies?

      Diana Krall...I don't know that name. I may have to look it up later.

      I really love orchestrated music...and that crosses all genres as far as I'm concerned. Like Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody to I Hope I Never by XTC. I learned to play flute and was a member of my high school band/orchestra and the NH Symphonic Orchestra for several years...I just loved the feeling of being in the center of the music...feeling it inside of me, reverberting and resonating as if I were an instrument myself. My father loved Barbra Streisand and Dionne Warwick...my mother was fond of Englebert Humperdinck and Neil Diamond. My older brother gave me a love for Deep Purple, Chicago and Supertramp. My sister loved Alan Parsons, Jim Croce and Carole King. I was lucky that in my house growing up...Sunday was always music day. No television was ever turned on...and everyone got a chance to pick the day's music selection.

      For me...having something screamed at me...or beating me senseless with it's loudness...isn't music. It's noise...angry noise. That's not to say that there isn't some really good hard rock out there...there is, but not as much as you can find in other genres.

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      Peter 9 years ago from Australia

      Well dear Spryte we do seem to have similar harmonic resonances don't we.

      How about a Hub "The Fox and the Spryte goes Nashville" Ok..ladies first "Spryte and Agi on the Road Again" 

      I think a lot of folks don't appreciate just how good Sting can sing a ballad.

      Some of my all time fav's (depending on mood of course) is BJ Thomas's "I Just Can't Help Believin'"  or  Willie Nelson's "Stardust" OR Diana Krall's "East of the Sun".

      btw, sorry about that cheap shot yesterday. Totally uncalled for.

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      spryte 9 years ago from Arizona, USA

      Ohhhh...I love the song Vincent and Castles in the Air is a good one too.

      If you want good music...see if you can find Sting doing some of the older stuff like "Windmills of Your Mind" and stuff. *sigh* It just makes me wish I could dance...

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      Peter 9 years ago from Australia

      Your mother was right. Did you grow thinking your middle name was "shadup".

      Yes definitly a life time supply of batteries and a player that takes the same size batteries as (whispers)mr.bunny.

      Seriously tho. another thing we have in common detest brussel sprouts Phewwy. With you on the loud music two.....OUT!!!

      Would not dispute any of the others. I'm right now as we speak? transferring John Denver Vynil Vinyl (see I can spell it)onto mp3. Just about to do Don McLean's best of with Crying and Vincent (now that's gotta make you jealous?)

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      spryte 9 years ago from Arizona, USA

      Hmmm...one CD to take to the deserted island. No mention of whether or not I'd get a CD player and a lifetime supply of batteries. Having a CD there and not being able to play it would taunt me....until I went insane...but then of course, I could USE the CD to signal a ship or plane due to its highly reflective surface and if THAT is what you meant then pretty much any CD would do...right?

      :)

      My mother told me I shoulda been a lawyer...

      Of course, now if you mean a favorite CD to listen to when I'm not stranded on a desert island...that's difficult. You should see my music collection...it's rather bizarre. I think my favorite CD is one I burned myself of what I like to call "happy driving music." You know what I'm talking about...the kind of music just meant for driving around in...maybe singing along to...

      I did like the original Van Halen CD when it came out...but I also like Ella Fitzgerald (especially in duet with Louie Armstrong) and I also like Alan Parsons and Sting...really I love Sting...and John Denver, he was a favorite of mine and Jim Croce...and Pink Floyd...Led Zeppelin...Live (the band not Led Zeppelin)...Matchbox 20...Coldplay...I could go on and on but you get the idea. The only music I really DON'T like is ones that are screamed at me and make me want to beat the dog. Unfortunately, my husband (who plays bass guitar and drums) really loves that kind of music.

      What do you like besides the Carpenters? And don't talk to be about brussel sprouts...those are disgusting.

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      Peter 9 years ago from Australia

      All of the above, except she loves her baths probably a "water spryte" she does worry about her 2 yr old bro. getting sucked down the drain tho.

      She also loves her vegies especially the greens , doe's that make her a "Brussel spryte"?

      We do seem to have got off the subject? Which was????? ta dum

      Spryte's favorite CD?

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      spryte 9 years ago from Arizona, USA

      Hmm...it's possible. Does Angel ever bite...or have the urge to bite? Does she climb up onto the furniture and refuse to sit in the usual spaces that people sit? Does she fidget a lot and not care about how dirty she gets? Does she hate baths as much as spryte does and scream about being sucked down the drain?

      Of course...umm...that's just spryte and not really me. I don't mind baths.

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      Peter 9 years ago from Australia

      No I see youv'e already "...*smacks you upside the head*... to good ol' B'man.

      You haven't been channeling my Angel perchange, she's being a proper pill today, went shopping with swmbo and got lost (2min). wants to do handstands, tries to be coa ALL of the times, u know usual kids and spryte stuff.

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      spryte 9 years ago from Arizona, USA

      I've heard of chicken nuggets...but I prefer chicken "tenders"...which are only breast meat and not as questionable as those served up by McDonalds. :)

      Did something more happen to the B-man that I missed?

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      Peter 9 years ago from Australia

      I may be a fox, but I'm not just a pretty face.

      Sausages,aka "mystery bags"

      You know what "happened" to B'man. We have to be vewy vewy careful!

      Being what I am I much prefer Chicken Balls (you might know them as nuggets?.

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      spryte 9 years ago from Arizona, USA

      You know...I even have one of those "How to understand an Aussie" books on my desk and I still didn't know what a snag was. My sausage usually comes from a pig...*nods*...yeah....well, I'm pretty sure that was the food source, but it's a sausage...which is only one step away from a hot dog, so who knows.

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      Peter 9 years ago from Australia

      Bull=smart bull=SNAG=sausage=S.N.A.G.(must be the ozzie thing or the generation gap, I can't remember whitch. (now witch which is whitch).

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      spryte 9 years ago from Arizona, USA

      The 1990's...I think.

      SNAG = Sensitive New Age Guy, right?

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      Peter 9 years ago from Australia

      Smart bulls eh. I wondered where SNAGS came from.

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      spryte 9 years ago from Arizona, USA

      Bulls?

      Smart bulls?

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      Peter 9 years ago from Australia

      He might be related to the girl on my Spider Phobia Hub who has a phobia about the color red?.

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      spryte 9 years ago from Arizona, USA

      I've seen people call him a lot of things...and he only seems to react to the word rediculous.

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      Peter 9 years ago from Australia

      H'mmmmm. 1962 eh... Moms name happen to be ..........(thinks to ones self as one often does)..........."now what was that girls name with whom I celebrated my birthday?".

      See I'm trying to talk proper in case good old Shade should ever drop in.

      Does he get upset if you call him "shade".

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      spryte 9 years ago from Arizona, USA

      *bows* ty ty...

      I know that song :) And unless you've finally adopted me...we aren't related in the familial sense. But then again Mom may not have told me everything...

      Where were you in 1962...September or October...

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      Peter 9 years ago from Australia

      (clap)(clap)(clap) Gold Star for Spryte. Well done!!!!!!!!

      The Album in Australia was  called I think "Startrax" and my favorite song is "Make believe it's your first time",  beautiful "mood" song if you get my drift.

      You sure wer'e not related?

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      spryte 9 years ago from Arizona, USA

      I know!  I know!!!

       It's the Carpenters isn't it?  :) And of course their best album was their collection of greatest hits.