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Old 03-09-10, 09:22 PM   #1
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The Harder they Come

The Harder They Fall.

In the Spring of 1977 I was a sophomore at Connecticut College in New London CT. There were two shows over a month or so on campus in the small theater there: Billy Joel, and Jimmy Cliff. They didn't sell all the B. Joel tickets. The Jimmy Cliff show was standing room only.

I was at the J. Cliff show. Of course. It was friggin GREAT. Never was a huge Billy Joel fan anyway.
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hey i worked in new london for quite a while, or groton really, granted it wasnt '77, but that sure is an interesting area of the country.
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We used to run track at the Coast Guard Academy indoor track across the street.
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yup, i worked at electric boat, damn, i love submarines.
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yup, i worked at electric boat, damn, i love submarines.
We're working with a sub commander now on a fund raiser for the Navy, I'll be posting about it here soon.
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We're working with a sub commander now on a fund raiser for the Navy, I'll be posting about it here soon.
look forward to hearing about it, i've got quite a few ties to the navy.
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look forward to hearing about it, i've got quite a few ties to the navy.
I'll keep you posted, we hope to have the website up within a few weeks. We have the backing of the Navy League and we do have connections to the head PR lady at the Pentagon.
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The Harder They Fall.

In the Spring of 1977 I was a sophomore at Connecticut College in New London CT. There were two shows over a month or so on campus in the small theater there: Billy Joel, and Jimmy Cliff. They didn't sell all the B. Joel tickets. The Jimmy Cliff show was standing room only.

I was at the J. Cliff show. Of course. It was friggin GREAT. Never was a huge Billy Joel fan anyway.
In the Spring of 1977 I was in 3rd grade. I spent 4 weeks out of school that Spring having surgeries for a compound fracture of my right arm which was the result of a school yard bet that I couldn't jump from the top of the climbing toy to the ground. As it turns out, I couldn't. My teacher was named Mrs. Smith and I had a major crush on her.

I must have not learned much because when I was in college, I ended up with a compound fracture of my left wrist from a very similar bet.
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you can keep bob marley. i'll take jimmy cliff everyday including sunday.
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My favorite Cliff number is Sitting in Limbo.

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We're working with a sub commander now on a fund raiser for the Navy, I'll be posting about it here soon.
The US military budget is bigger than the budget of most countries, why is the Navy needing to have a fundraiser?
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The US military budget is bigger than the budget of most countries, why is the Navy needing to have a fundraiser?
Gosh, I hope it's a bake sale!
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Jimmy vs. Billy = slamdunk
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Many Rivers to Cross may well be my favorite by Jimmy Cliff.


Three Little Birds is my Marley go to.
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Who? This must be one of those east coast things.

In 1977, I saw ELP live with a full symphony orchestra. Now THAT was a concert.
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Who? This must be one of those east coast things.

In 1977, I saw ELP live with a full symphony orchestra. Now THAT was a concert.
I'll say.
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The US military budget is bigger than the budget of most countries, why is the Navy needing to have a fundraiser?
You know, I've been wondering the same thing myself. Regardless, this is a feel good project that will be painless for all concerned, and it will help my kid get into college.
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You know, I've been wondering the same thing myself. Regardless, this is a feel good project that will be painless for all concerned, and it will help my kid get into college.
Good old pcad.

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What's a Billy Joel or a Jimmy Cliff? You're old and you should feel bad about it.
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I hesitate to admit going to see Billy Joel just a month ago. What can I say, my wife is from Long Island and this is the first time she's ever talked about going to a concert.

I saw Jimmy Cliff when I was a sophomore in college; Salt n Pepa were the opening act.


Jimmy still played for like 3 hours after they were done.
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I think Billy Joel must have been more annoying 30 years ago than now. At least now he's entitled to be a grumpy old man (thinking Angry Young Man and Captain Jack). How smug do those songs sound coming from a 20-something? They're pure college admission essay material.
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And in of all places my hometown of Des Moines.

To put this in perspective, the only other rock concert they're STILL talking about in Des Moines is the one where Ozzie bit the head off of the bat.
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Bought a couple B. Joel cassettes, never wore em out. Jimmy Buffet and CSN&Y, went through several cassettes.

Bob Marley, doesn't he play for Clevland?
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Who can argue with this?

On the other hand, I have seen some rather amazing shows in my time kid.
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