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  •  Take Five was popular when I was a young kid. (5+ / 0-)

        It seemed very adult and sophisticated to me. I always smiled when I heard Donald Fagen's hat tip to him in the song "New Frontier" --
          "I hear you're mad about Brubeck.
           I like your eyes. I like him too.
           He's an artist, a pioneer.
           We've got to have some music on the new frontier."
         

    The Republican motto: "There's been a lot of progress in this country over the last 75 years, and we've been against all of it."

    by Hillbilly Dem on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 11:25:54 AM PST

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    •  It was used as the bed (2+ / 0-)
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      for a mostly-wordless anti-smoking ad in the mid-'60s, when I was a grade schooler. I thought it was some of the coolest music I ever heard.

      Hige sceal þe heardra, heorte þe cenre, mod sceal þe mare, þe ure mægen lytlað

      by milkbone on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 11:58:56 AM PST

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      •  Now that I'm home (0+ / 0-)

        I looked up that ad on Youtube, and of course my memory is faulty - it didn't use Take Five.  I'm convinced some ad did, because it was certainly familiar to me the first time someone played it for me in 1976.

        Hige sceal þe heardra, heorte þe cenre, mod sceal þe mare, þe ure mægen lytlað

        by milkbone on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 05:53:33 PM PST

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        •  When I was a kid, whenever I heard Take Five, (2+ / 0-)
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          I could picture myself in the Playboy mansion. Hanging out with Hef and Sammy Davis, Jr. and the Playboy bunnies. THAT'S the music that would be playing in the background!

          The Republican motto: "There's been a lot of progress in this country over the last 75 years, and we've been against all of it."

          by Hillbilly Dem on Thu Dec 06, 2012 at 07:02:06 AM PST

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