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We Are the World

Discussion in 'UNIT M3' started by Mike Verta, Jun 11, 2018.

  1. One night, one session. A handful of takes; no Pro Tools, no autotune.

  2. Thanks for that. I had forgotten about this event but remember when it happened. Bob Dylan singing beside Stevie Wonder, Dione Warwick and Willie Nelson, etc. Too cool! Quincy Jones, what a wonderfully varied career he had (still working i would expect). It reminds me of the 1960s variety shows. Dean Martin, Mel Torme, Eydie Gorme, Steven Lawrence or whomever would show up and sing a great duet with the host with no preparation. Pros.
  3. What do you mean "all the singers could read notation"?

    Man, MJ was truly something.
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  4. I'm pretty sure Stevie and Ray couldn't ;-)

    MJ really was a complete package. Like Anthony Bourdain, miss him more when he's gone.
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  5. Michael jackson doing multipal takes of his vers.Such a joy to watch.
  6. And of course Bob Dylan is ever the consummate professional:

    This song is so nostalgic for me.
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  7. Bob Dylan is a poet, not a vocalist. This was sort of politically important, I suppose, but painful. His sort of quasi-spoken-word intonation is a unique beast, unfit for an ensemble. Still, he's on there; Quincy made it all work.
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  8. Brings back a lot of memories, and Mike's posted video brought a tear to my eye. Lot's of very talented folks in that video. They actually mention God in one verse. I don't think that would happen today, which is sad. Hard to believe it was 33 years ago.
  9. Another thing that is sad is instead of carrying on with the spirit of helping others (and Africa specifically), someone very famous and powerful asks - why do we want people from all these shithole countries coming here? Yes, the world has indeed changed.
  10. #12 Mike Verta, Jun 16, 2018
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    Oh... Trump! Yeah, well I'm in no position to judge. I'm very choosy about who I let in my house, too; generous, but not just anybody gets access to all my cool stuff. Or my family. Actually, I notice the clubs on Friday night are the same way - people in line hoping to get in, most don't. Dudes at the door just get to decide based on whatever. And schools.. you know I didn't get into 5 colleges? 5! How's that fair? Would've totally changed my life. Come to think of it, just about everywhere there are locked doors behind which are totally life-changing things and resources, but they're not just given up to the people who need them most. It's like they make people earn it somehow. Here I'm thinking of the bank. Lots of poor people wouldn't be poor anymore if they just opened up the vaults. This is such a simple fix I don't know why nobody thought of it, but I'm going to go knit a hat.
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  11. I don't see the correlation between a club on a Friday night and a bouncer and the last remaining super power on earth and our president. Anyway.... just following my train of thought here with the next question....

    Have you noticed that often when discussing politics people will not admit that their guy or party has ANY flaws? They also will adamantly and fully support their guy or party regardless of what they have said or done wrong. It's as if they think once they admit something that they are somehow legitimizing the opponent. Huge pet peeve of mine. Honesty doesn't matter. Trump actually described this perfectly when he said, "I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, okay, and I wouldn't lose any voters, okay?" Sometimes I think he is right. Not saying you guys are in that category.

    Mike and Paul, is there anything you don't like about Trump? Honestly asking. And just for the record, there are plenty of things I don't like about, say, Obama or Clinton (assuming you guys aren't fans).

    Best of luck with the knitted hat.
  12. Of course, there are things about Trump I don't like. Now there has to be some forum where you can argue about politics 24//7. Why not take the politics to that forum and let's keep Redbanned a friendly place for music discussion.
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  13. Well I am glad to hear that. As far as 24/7 politics, that is not something I would be interested in. To be fair though, USA for Africa has some political elements to it I would say. And while we're on the subject of things best avoided in pleasant conversation, you also brought up god. Religion and politics. Hornets nests. Music discussion is better, I would agree.

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