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message 1: by RandomAnthony (last edited Mar 03, 2009 10:29AM) (new)

RandomAnthony | 14536 comments http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29474213/...

The ballads, you think, or Copacabana?

"I did not say Barry Manilow is a weapon of mass destruction."

Heh.




message 2: by Kevin (new)

Kevin  (ksprink) | 11469 comments i saw this and thought "wow,wonder how barry likes this idea"

would be totally funny if all the goth kids bought BM tee shirts and wore them and sang along at the top of their lungs


message 3: by Jackie "the Librarian" (last edited Mar 03, 2009 10:32AM) (new)

Jackie "the Librarian" | 8993 comments I like "Copacabana," so it must be "I Write the Songs"...

My singing along and dancing would drive the teens away if they played it in the mall here in Olympia.


message 4: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) Jackie "My singing along and dancing would drive the teens away if they played it in the mall here in Olympia."

But why?


Jackie "the Librarian" | 8993 comments The ruffly outfit would be too much for their sensibilities, Larry. Have a banana.


message 6: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) Aw, thanks. That's what I thought.


message 7: by RandomAnthony (new)

RandomAnthony | 14536 comments Ha...Jackie, I think you thinking Barry Manilow in a ruffly outfit would be...worth seeing. Would you wear a fruit hat, too?


message 8: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) I would pay to see it, I think.


message 9: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 13815 comments Maybe others will pay as well. Jackie will singlehandedly revive our economy, with her strategic use of fruit and song.


Jackie "the Librarian" | 8993 comments Nah, I'd have yellow feathers in my hair. Anyhow, it would be too dangerous, RA. A fruit hat would fall off when I mambo'd, and banana peels are very slippery.
But, during the chorus when they sing "Talking Havana, have a banana" I'd hand out bananas. Which is pretty similar...


message 11: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) I'd still pay.


message 12: by RandomAnthony (new)

RandomAnthony | 14536 comments That would be awesome. Awesome.

I suggest we get Jackie very drunk at a karaoke bar, then have some bananas handy.


message 13: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) Name the time and place. I'll be there. But I suggest just a little drunk. We don't want her to fall down.


message 14: by Kevin (new)

Kevin  (ksprink) | 11469 comments mandy....you're a fine girl


message 15: by RandomAnthony (new)

RandomAnthony | 14536 comments You're right, Larry. We don't want her to fall down. At least until we've got the video camera ready.


Jackie "the Librarian" | 8993 comments Kevin, I think you're mixing up "Mandy" with "Brandy"... comletely understandable, of course.


message 17: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) Now she's changing the subject.


Jackie "the Librarian" | 8993 comments Larry wrote: "Now she's changing the subject."

Not me, Kevin. He was getting his lyrics WRONG!


message 19: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) Sure.


message 20: by Kevin (new)

Kevin  (ksprink) | 11469 comments sorry, i have been drinking and my banana bra keeps slipping down


message 21: by Kevin (new)

Kevin  (ksprink) | 11469 comments ( i still think i am right )


message 22: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) I thought the terminology was banana hammock.


message 23: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 13815 comments You're using the wrong fruit. Coconuts are for bras, bananas are for hammocks.


Jackie "the Librarian" | 8993 comments "Oh, Mandy, well you came and you gave without taking..."


message 25: by Kevin (new)

Kevin  (ksprink) | 11469 comments hey, you guys dress how you want and let me....


message 26: by Félix (last edited Mar 03, 2009 11:13AM) (new)

Félix (habitseven) I remember all my life
Raining down as cold as ice
A shadow of a man
A face through a window
Crying in the night
The night goes into

Morning, just another day
Happy people pass my way
Looking in their eyes
I see a memory
I never realized
you made me so happy, oh Mandy

Well you came and you gave without taking
but I sent you away, oh Mandy
well you kissed me and stopped me from shaking
I need you today, oh Mandy

I'm standing on the edge of time
I Walked away when love was mine
Caught up in a world of uphill climbing
The tears are in my mind
And nothing is rhyming, oh Mandy

Well you came and you gave without taking
but I sent you away, oh Mandy
well you kissed me and stopped me from shaking
And I need you today, oh Mandy

Yesterday's a dream I face the morning
Crying on the breeze
the pain is calling, oh Mandy

Well you came and you gave without taking
but I sent you away, oh Mandy
well you kissed me and stopped me from shaking
And I need you today, oh Mandy



message 27: by Kevin (new)

Kevin  (ksprink) | 11469 comments i stand corrected BUT i think mandy was a fine girl also


message 28: by Kevin (new)

Kevin  (ksprink) | 11469 comments [hiking up my banana bra and grape garters in disgust:]


message 29: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) As was Brandy.


message 30: by Jackie "the Librarian" (last edited Mar 03, 2009 11:19AM) (new)

Jackie "the Librarian" | 8993 comments What a good wife she would be. But my life, my love, and my lady is the sea...

*sob*


message 31: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) And so the song goes ....

Now. Back to the dancing.


message 32: by RandomAnthony (new)

RandomAnthony | 14536 comments (If you guys hustle to that mall you might be able to make some extra cash.)


message 33: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) "Hustle" being the key word.


Jackie "the Librarian" | 8993 comments You can't sing along to "The Hustle". No lyrics.

You know, I had Barry Manilow's Greatest Hits on 8-track...


message 35: by Kevin (new)

Kevin  (ksprink) | 11469 comments yeah, i am a big hit in my outfit in front of the hallmark shop


message 36: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) Jackie "the Librarian" wrote: "You can't sing along to "The Hustle". No lyrics."

Yes there were. "Do the hustle!"





Jackie "the Librarian" | 8993 comments Yeah, a pastel leisure suit will do that, Kevin.


message 38: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 13815 comments I wonder how the suit hangs over the banana bra...


message 39: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) What a conglomeration of images!


Jackie "the Librarian" | 8993 comments Oh, THAT outfit!


message 41: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) Better than the one he uses in the moonlight.


message 42: by Kevin (new)

Kevin  (ksprink) | 11469 comments and warmer. fruit has a high R-factor


message 43: by Sarah (new)

Sarah (songgirl7) I kind of like Barry Manilow. I don't admit that often.

So here's a question: what music would drive YOU away from a mall?

For me, hardcore gangsta rap and/or Rod Stewart.


message 44: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 13815 comments There's a song that can actually drive me out of stores, and unfortunately it plays in them fairly often. I'm blocking the name. The woman goes "La la la la la, la la la la la" (actual "la" syllables - those aren't standins for a real word) -- and then she hits something in a register that makes dogs cry.


message 45: by Jackie "the Librarian" (last edited Mar 03, 2009 04:00PM) (new)

Jackie "the Librarian" | 8993 comments Modern country music, and bluegrass for me. I have a low tolerance for twang.


message 46: by Sarah (new)

Sarah (songgirl7) Sarah Pi, I think you're referring to "Lovin' You" by Minnie Riperton.

Lovin' you is easy cause you're beautiful
Makin' love with you is all i wanna do
Lovin' you is more than just a dream come true
And everything that i do is out of lovin' you
La la la la la la la... do do do do do






message 47: by Julie (new)

Julie | 568 comments Kevin, did you coin the term 'grape garters'?
Cause that made me laugh my ass off.

And Phil Collins could and has driven me out of places.


message 48: by Kevin (new)

Kevin  (ksprink) | 11469 comments you should have heard about my celery thong


message 49: by Julie (new)

Julie | 568 comments Oh NOOOOOooooooooo!!


message 50: by Cosmic Sher (last edited Mar 04, 2009 12:35AM) (new)

Cosmic Sher (sherart) | 2234 comments Oh my ears! My eardrums just burst from the visuals Kevin.

Now I can't listen to my vast collection of Barry Mannilow singing his hit jingles. (I did, and still do, have that album) as well as Barry Manilow Live! I have many dance routines to these songs, made up in front of my closet mirrors at age 12. I know, I was a prodigy.

Jackie, come on & I'll teach them to you.


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