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Topic 24 of 100: Spice Girls

Sat, Oct 18, 1997 (01:51) | Paul Terry Walhus (terry)
Spice Girls. They're pop and hot. They don't seem to be slowing down.

68 responses total.

 Topic 24 of 100 [music]: Spice Girls
 Response 1 of 68: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sat, Oct 18, 1997 (17:40) * 7 lines 
 
Looks as though Prince Harry is going to see the Spice Girls concert
in S Africa, something more like Diana would have done.

Spice Girls dolls are shoving Barbie off the shelves. A huge doll for
every Spice Girl.




 Topic 24 of 100 [music]: Spice Girls
 Response 2 of 68: Michael Rubi  (Rubi) * Tue, Oct 21, 1997 (00:09) * 1 lines 
 
Can you say flavor of the month? Please, find someone with some talent. Where would they be without there breasts? NOWHERE!!!!!!


 Topic 24 of 100 [music]: Spice Girls
 Response 3 of 68: jonathan ovalle  (drummerboy) * Thu, Oct 23, 1997 (21:22) * 1 lines 
 
THANK YOU MICHAEL!! At least someone here has some sense ! Who would have thought that the Bananarama meets En Vogue girls would be this popular. I guess they fill some kind of void.


 Topic 24 of 100 [music]: Spice Girls
 Response 4 of 68: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Fri, Oct 24, 1997 (06:30) * 1 lines 
 
Are they competing with Michael Jackson for the void?


 Topic 24 of 100 [music]: Spice Girls
 Response 5 of 68: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sat, Oct 25, 1997 (13:28) * 4 lines 
 
Actually, I really like their pig tails and bounciness. Better
than Michael Jackson. They've got some catchy songs, even if they're
not the Beatles or Rolling Stones.



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 Response 6 of 68: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Tue, Dec 16, 1997 (17:30) * 3 lines 
 
new rolling stone features a most flattering s. girls picture...
caption reads, "The spice girls, in Turkey: from left, Grumpy, Happy, Bashful, Dopey, and Sleepy. There in no Doc."



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 Response 7 of 68: Sam Blob  (Afor) * Tue, Dec 16, 1997 (18:03) * 1 lines 
 
The more I hear about the Spice Girls, the more I appreciate Santana & Bob Marley!


 Topic 24 of 100 [music]: Spice Girls
 Response 8 of 68: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Tue, Dec 16, 1997 (18:24) * 2 lines 
 
yeah, the spice girls are enough to make one appreciate neil diamond...
(JUST KIDDING, sam)


 Topic 24 of 100 [music]: Spice Girls
 Response 9 of 68: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Wed, Dec 17, 1997 (18:47) * 3 lines 
 
Hey, I'm a sweet caroline fan too!

And have no frigging clue what the s. girls sing.


 Topic 24 of 100 [music]: Spice Girls
 Response 10 of 68: Sam Blob  (Afor) * Wed, Dec 17, 1997 (19:33) * 1 lines 
 
They sing s..., of course!


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 Response 11 of 68: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Wed, Dec 17, 1997 (19:38) * 1 lines 
 
Oh. I thought that was Loverboy.


 Topic 24 of 100 [music]: Spice Girls
 Response 12 of 68: Sam Blob  (Afor) * Wed, Dec 17, 1997 (20:30) * 1 lines 
 
Never heard of him.


 Topic 24 of 100 [music]: Spice Girls
 Response 13 of 68: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Wed, Dec 17, 1997 (20:38) * 1 lines 
 
you're not missing anything... the kind of stuff your sisters would've listened to (mine does... i love her, but will not drive with her, without firm CD authority)...


 Topic 24 of 100 [music]: Spice Girls
 Response 14 of 68: Sam Blob  (Afor) * Wed, Dec 17, 1997 (21:33) * 1 lines 
 
I don't mind my sisters'taste in music, I share some of it! (one of them positively gnashes he teeth whenever I play my Dylan album, though...)


 Topic 24 of 100 [music]: Spice Girls
 Response 15 of 68: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Thu, Dec 18, 1997 (09:59) * 1 lines 
 
Sam, LOVERBOY is a truly heinous 80s band. CLose to the epitome of bad music for me. There has been worse discovered in a few demo albums Brandon owns from his days of spinning for the college radio.


 Topic 24 of 100 [music]: Spice Girls
 Response 16 of 68: Sam Blob  (Afor) * Thu, Dec 18, 1997 (14:17) * 5 lines 
 
Did they do a song called "Heaven In Your Eyes?"

I think it was on the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack for "Top Gun"

A load of crap, actually, not nearly up to scratch with "Danger Zone", "Playing With The Boys", "Take My Breath Away", or "Top Gun Anthem", and only marginally better than "Mighty Wings".


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 Response 17 of 68: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Thu, Dec 18, 1997 (18:11) * 1 lines 
 
Oh man, you just opened up a whole can o nasty cheese!


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 Response 18 of 68: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Thu, Dec 18, 1997 (18:44) * 1 lines 
 
the movie, the music, or both?


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 Response 19 of 68: Sam Blob  (Afor) * Thu, Dec 18, 1997 (21:28) * 1 lines 
 
Man, I do that every time I take off my shoes!


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 Response 20 of 68: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Fri, Dec 19, 1997 (09:54) * 1 lines 
 
*chuckle*


 Topic 24 of 100 [music]: Spice Girls
 Response 21 of 68: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Fri, Jan 16, 1998 (15:17) * 5 lines 
 


P-P-V on Saturday, 9 p.m., $19.95 -- a bargain.




 Topic 24 of 100 [music]: Spice Girls
 Response 22 of 68: Emily Kostic  (EEK) * Mon, Mar 30, 1998 (12:17) * 6 lines 
 
I think the Spice Girls are annoying, they dress funky and they think
they can sing. Their music is overplayed, I think they are very popular
with teenagers, kind of like New Kids on the Block were when I was in
middle school. I think we won't hear from the for awhile and then we
will know they did not last. I mean come on they made a movie about
themselves.....


 Topic 24 of 100 [music]: Spice Girls
 Response 23 of 68: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Mon, Mar 30, 1998 (12:30) * 4 lines 
 
I don't really have an opinion on the Spice Girls. Never seen them (saw their lookalike dolls in the Toys 'R Us insert but I'm not familiar with their music.
And sometimes, it's not how long you last, it's how much money you make while you're at it.

I haven't seen you around the spring before Emily... welcome!


 Topic 24 of 100 [music]: Spice Girls
 Response 24 of 68: wer  (KitchenManager) * Mon, Mar 30, 1998 (14:51) * 2 lines 
 
ditto...
Welcome, Emily!


 Topic 24 of 100 [music]: Spice Girls
 Response 25 of 68: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Tue, Mar 31, 1998 (11:29) * 2 lines 
 
They're all interesting looking, I think that's they're appeal, outside
of one or two songs.


 Topic 24 of 100 [music]: Spice Girls
 Response 26 of 68: Emily Kostic  (EEK) * Wed, Apr  1, 1998 (12:05) * 1 lines 
 
Thanks everyone for the welcome, I made an introduction just today. I am enjoying this very much, everyone is so friendly! I had to comment on the Spice Girls as soon as I saw their names, they just annoy me. But everyone has their own opinion.


 Topic 24 of 100 [music]: Spice Girls
 Response 27 of 68: wer  (KitchenManager) * Wed, Apr  1, 1998 (14:47) * 1 lines 
 
you're welcome!


 Topic 24 of 100 [music]: Spice Girls
 Response 28 of 68: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Thu, Apr  2, 1998 (16:42) * 1 lines 
 
eye candy


 Topic 24 of 100 [music]: Spice Girls
 Response 29 of 68: wer  (KitchenManager) * Wed, Jun  3, 1998 (13:14) * 12 lines 
 
*** Doubts over Spice Girls surviving without Ginger

Telephone counselors on the Samaritan suicide helpline are bracing
for a flood of calls from pre-pubescent fans now that Ginger Spice
Geri Halliwell has quit the Spice Girls. But pop pundits were gloomy
about the chances of survival for the the "Girl Power" group, which
became a $500 million merchandising and marketing industry. The
remaining Spice Girls could also face legal action by promoters of
the 40-date tour of the United States which starts - without
self-proclaimed band leader Halliwell - next week. See
http://www.infobeat.com/stories/cgi/story.cgi?id=2554424580-57a



 Topic 24 of 100 [music]: Spice Girls
 Response 30 of 68: Leplep le Plep  (jgross5) * Wed, Jun  3, 1998 (13:55) * 6 lines 
 
i can sing
i like to sing with my back turned to the audience
they are the people out there, right?
my voice sounds like Miles Davis' trumpet
without the spit valve
what i do need is a spit valve


 Topic 24 of 100 [music]: Spice Girls
 Response 31 of 68: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Wed, Jun  3, 1998 (14:28) * 3 lines 
 
do they do free form singing...
if I could get them to record me in the shower...
or in the car with the windows rolled down (and a big semi whooshing by...)


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 Response 32 of 68: Riette Walton  (riette) * Wed, Jun  3, 1998 (15:40) * 3 lines 
 
Don't mean to flatter myself, but my speaking voice sounds better than their
singing, so I can't quite understand what the fuss is all about. They are
a totally amusing and infantile band though, and for that I love them.


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 Response 33 of 68: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Wed, Jun  3, 1998 (16:37) * 1 lines 
 
i have not heard a somg from them.


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 Response 34 of 68: Riette Walton  (riette) * Wed, Jun  3, 1998 (16:45) * 24 lines 
 
NO?!?! Their second CD is quite nice, I think. It's just fun to listen to, and
some of their lyrics are a scream! REALLY intellectual, you know. Here's my favourite extract:

treat me right, all night,
makes me feel good, like you should

last time lover,do you think I'm really cool and sexy, and I know
you want to get with me,
last time lover
do you want to be my last time baby,
could it be your first time maybe

Then there's a bit that ends with:

'Cause I'm choosy not a floozy, I get my hit and then I run with it.

And goes on:

we got up and down to it, like the dirty bass in the music,
I got my major chords strumming,
took some time and then we're really buzzing
Frist bite wet my appetite, second helping's always better,
started getting burning hot, I found my pride not easy,
slowed it down I said stop


 Topic 24 of 100 [music]: Spice Girls
 Response 35 of 68: Riette Walton  (riette) * Wed, Jun  3, 1998 (16:48) * 2 lines 
 
My sister and I still play our sick game of translating the lyrics of pop songs into
Afrikaans, and this particular song had me making lemonade in my pants on the phone, on my living room floor with it's brand new carpet one Sunday afternoon.


 Topic 24 of 100 [music]: Spice Girls
 Response 36 of 68: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Wed, Jun  3, 1998 (16:51) * 3 lines 
 
*cackle*
*grin*
thanks for sharing!


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 Response 37 of 68: wer  (KitchenManager) * Wed, Jun  3, 1998 (16:57) * 1 lines 
 
yeah, can you do it visually?


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 Response 38 of 68: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Wed, Jun  3, 1998 (16:58) * 2 lines 
 
make lemonade?!?!?
outta the pants?!?!?!


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 Response 39 of 68: Riette Walton  (riette) * Thu, Jun  4, 1998 (01:11) * 4 lines 
 
Well, imagine a leg.
Now imagine a wam trickle.
Imagine not being able to change pants that instant.
That's what it's like.


 Topic 24 of 100 [music]: Spice Girls
 Response 40 of 68: Leplep le Plep  (jgross5) * Thu, Jun  4, 1998 (01:29) * 12 lines 
 
I have one pair of pants that I wash in lemonade.
Those are my lemonade pants.
They cling real tight and all the girls at the playground
like how they look and taste.
It caught on.
Their teachers are wearing lemonade pants more than not.
Even the school groundskeepers....
they've got the sprinkler system shooting out lemonade.
The grass is growin' like hotcakes.
Mayor has taken notice.
So have all the local asylum residents.



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 Response 41 of 68: Riette Walton  (riette) * Thu, Jun  4, 1998 (01:40) * 1 lines 
 
You're pissed, aren't you?


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 Response 42 of 68: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Thu, Jun  4, 1998 (09:12) * 1 lines 
 
as in drunk or as in mad as heck?


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 Response 43 of 68: Riette Walton  (riette) * Thu, Jun  4, 1998 (13:03) * 1 lines 
 
I'm not at all sure - I can never tell. Little of both perhaps?


 Topic 24 of 100 [music]: Spice Girls
 Response 44 of 68: Leplep le Plep  (jgross5) * Thu, Jun  4, 1998 (18:16) * 106 lines 
 
I wasn't pissed at all.
It was pure whimsy.
I was having fun.
Granted, I could've been having fun being pissed at you,
taking satisfaction in taking a cheap shot at you,
except for one thing:
that's not what was going on.
And that's not something I ever want to have going on with you.
On the other hand, regardless of a statement I make like the last one, I
am certainly dysfunctional enough to take cheap shots when I think I'm
not.....or hoping I'm not when I'm also figuring yeah maybe I am or yeah
I probably am or yeah I am but I want to anyway.
Your feedback can help me there.
Feedback that is specific can help me there.
Feedback that refers to the actual thing I said.
Rather than feedback that is a generalization of stuff that
it seems I do in general.
I'm also, as you can see, trying to do this kind of learning on my own,
with or without feedback----by just giving myself auto-feedback.
Does this all sound like sulking?
I wish you would ask me if I'm sulking, each time that you
bring it up instead of telling me that that's what I'm doing.
Otherwise it feels like you're trying to get at me, negatively.
And that hurts.
What do you mean by sulking?
Be specific, what did I say that led you to believe I was sulking?
How am I to know?
If it's a problem for you, it's good for us to go into it, right?
Does this sound like the cold wordy manner I can take on in times like
these (when I'm explaining my behavior or asking for clarification)?
I mean, I know why people prefer to not go into things like this:
if it gets too serious, has too many offended feelings, gets too
cold, drawn out, under furrowed brow, etc., it can be good for people
to NOT go into it, right? Cuz we could just make it worse.
Or if we don't go into it, it could get worse.
We could watch out for indirect potshots we might take at each other while
we're going into this sticky dilemma, we could watch out for passive aggression
and tacky innuendo.
We could trust the other person's ability to not get upset at what we say
to them when we're going into the problem, and we could trust that instead of
getting upset, that we will respond effectively and even resolve it.
Responding effectively includes being sensitive to being controlling or
demanding or speaking our assumptions as if they were truth for both of us.
I don't say my behavior is explainable or good, just because I try
to explain it.
Because I can explain it, and you can call me on it by saying, "Liar."
You're often quite right. You were the last time (about my cat post/response).
But saying 'liar' sounds to me like it's a Punch and Judy brand of humor (or
something, maybe not humor) that you're using where you clobber me with an aggressive label, and then expect me to get it:
that it was just your playful way of letting me know that I didn't get
one by you and that I'm not foolin' anyone but myself.
The truth is you're right.
I'm not questioning the truth and substance of what you're saying.
All I'm doing is checking with you on whether I got it right about
how some of your humor or playfulness or responses work.
Or am I way off?
For some strange reason I didn't remember till just now that you
have said about yourself, more than once, that you are impulsive and
that it gets you into trouble.
Does "impulsive" mean there's a reactionary mean streak in you that
really isn't a mean streak at all, it's not mean at all, it's not
even angry? And that's the nature of your playfulness or socializing ways?
My wanting to know all this stuff about you is warmth (unless I'm wrong
about how it's warmth, which is very likely, because I often miss stuff
about me that others don't miss).
Maybe I'm just being controlling.
Does it feel like that?
I want to know you better, so I don't get hurt or scared.
And so I don't cause misunderstandings.
And so we can relate better.
How do you feel about it?
One thing I was wondering about was when you said, "I'm not at all
sure - I can never tell. Little of both perhaps?"---in your last post.
Why can you never tell? What am I doing? What was it in what
I actually said that made you say that?
Would it be best for me to add a little *smile* each time?
Should I say "this was pure whimsy"?
Would you like me to add some other disclaimer or do something else?
Warmth is wanting to help. I do want to.
I'm a challenge, I'm not the easiest person to deal with, I can
be pretty weird sometimes, eh?
Here's something going on in my imagination right now:
if you were to say to me:
"Well that's it, Jim, couldn't you just stop being so weird,
because it's too hard to tell how to take your responses!"
That would be helpful, it creates a sense of direction.
But here's my worry with something like that:
I don't want to give up my weirdness, because I like it.
I like it alot.
Perhaps it would help alot if I would change something around it that I just can't myself think of what it might be.....
Any ideas?
Perhaps it would help alot if I change how I set it up, and
how I could also consider just not using it every time, or at least less often.
Or maybe when I do a dose of weirdness, that I don't do just that:
that I also add a dose of non-weirdness to kinda balance it out?
But I do want to start right now to really cut down on how
I cause frustration in you, since for one thing, your frustration
causes frustration in me. It's highly interactive.
Perhaps that's what you're picking up on with the "sulking":
maybe it's really just my frustration reacting to yours in the
highly interactive way that commonly happens.
I want to do my part to make things better.
Whaddaya say?





 Topic 24 of 100 [music]: Spice Girls
 Response 45 of 68: Riette Walton  (riette) * Fri, Jun  5, 1998 (02:20) * 32 lines 
 
Jim, first of all: when I asked whether you were pissed, I was just having fun.
Just that. I was not getting at you, I was not making a generelization about your words, but about the fun. Why do you think I'm getting at you all the time? I'm not. Because I love you and I don't want you to get hurt. I am sorry if I was being too sarcastic and I am sorry if it looked mean, and that's what I hate about
having to talk to you (all) via computer. One only sees the words. You cannot see the person's face, and hear their voice, and therefore things can easily get
distorted and confused. I know my words are sharp and sarcastic alot of the time - but if you could see me, you would know how deeply I care. But it is hard for me to say things like that just like that - I am always afraid the other person will feel uncomfortable. So I say, 'You know, I really hate you Jim.' or if I love a
response (and adored that one you wrote yesterday in poem form) I say: 'You
are pissed, aren't you?'
Otherwise I would end up saying things like: 'You lift me to higher grounds.' or
'I feel strangely akin to you at times.'
And you would think I'm some mad infantile person on the other side of the ocean, desperate for a f--ck, and develop an even greater dislike that you have already through my sarcasm.
I don't take the things you say as cheap shots either - I misunderstood you once; don't you think I have apologized for that enough now. I said I am sorry many times, but this is the last. I am sorry - take it or leave it. I love you, but I will not
lick your backside. Is that clear and specific enough for you? I read your responses very carefully, I laugh at them, they cheer me; if I fail to express this it is for lack of writer's talent, not appreciation. And I am sorry if my words do not satisfy you - I just don't have the vocabulary; I am still learning the language.
As far as dysfunctional is concerned - YOU made that accusation, not me. You call yourself dysfunctional, and I don't like it if you keep throwing the word at me like you accuse me of something. Because I don't like the way you call yourself dysfunctional. It is unfair and a lie - yes, Jim a lie. Because one does not have to be married or involved with someone to be 'functional'. Alot of married people lead a ten times more dysfunctional love and relationship life than you do. Your problem is that y
u're an emotional softie, and that's not my fault. I swear if you were mine, I'd drill that out of you first thing. But you are my friend; I have no claim or right to drill it out of you, but I will tell you, because you asked me to. You must stop being so terrified of having your heart broken; it does one GOOD every once in a while, and it won't kill you either. So get off your pedestal and join me here in loser's land - you might just find a little happiness as well. Because pain and pleasure nev
r let go of each other. You think I am wrong when I say that, but I am not. Unlike you I chase my feelings as hard as I can, I want to experience ALL of it, because only that way can I face my fears and not let them control me. If they bash me over the head every now and again, I can get over them. But if you are going to run away from them for the rest of your life, you will be dissapointed in the end, and unfulfilled, and disillusioned. There is nothing heroic about it, because it doesn't take alot
of bravery to keep other people out of your heart's domain. I mean none of this AGAINST you, please. You asked me how I feel and to be more specific, so here it is.
How can you think I meant it when I said 'liar'? What the hell kind of a bitch do you think I am? Once again, I said it with a smile. If you want I can type in SMILE instead of full-stop marks when I make a response, so you can know better. We are obviously hopeless at interpreting each other's words, but if that's the way it is, then we must solve it. Because I value your friendship, and I don't want a damned computer standing between us, and how we see each other. It would be an unfortunate waste.
For me anyway.
Yes, I am impulsive. That does not mean I say things I don't mean all the time, but I express myself as the thoughts enter my head. No, I'm not a sif either.
But it means that I am not the most graceful woman ever to have walked the earth. I can understand how some people can think I am mean, even brutal (as you once put it) - but I am not. Again, if you could see me, you would know that
I just play around alot. I do it because I am happy and happy to be here, and
I only do it with people I like alot. If I didn't like you, I would not play with you, believe me. I would be so polite, you'd cringe.
(As you can see, I am just writing according to your response, so forgive me if it doesn't all make sense - I am being impulsive again.)
I know you are a warm person, Jim, and I hope you know that of me too. Perhaps you are a little more passionate than you may think, perhaps that is why
there is so much friction between us. But friction isn't bad - it just creates more warmth, and for that I will not apologize. Because I want to be warm with you; friendship is warm, my feelings towards you are warm.
No, I don't EVER want you to give up your weirdness - or anything else. I accept and appreciate all of it. I love you because you are weird - normal people are so boring. I also accept and appreciate your fears, the ones I talk of rather 'warmly' earlier in my response. I accept them, but I don't want you to turn them into accusations against me. I want you to know that I don't sit here waiting for the opportunity to hurt or belittle you; but I will not pamper you verbally either, so forget it. You
express your friendship through weirdness and flattery - I express mine with lack of both graces; please try and accept me too.
I don't just say mean things to you though, do I, Jim? I distincly remember calling you sweet just a day or so ago. You want more. Alright, I love you because you are sweet, weird, intelligent, wordy, sulky, unpredictable, imperfect, sincere, sexy, sulky (in that wordy manner), quick, warm, funny, gorgeous and intriguing.
Those were the first words that popped up, so they will convey my feelings about you best. No, I did not mean them as a joke.
Don't change your responses - I am not so egotistical as to expect people to change in order to accommodate my preferances. I am not angry, so stop tormenting yourself. I am licking, not biting or swallowing, so don't be hurt by it.
And I only lick what I like.
With all my love.



 Topic 24 of 100 [music]: Spice Girls
 Response 46 of 68: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Fri, Jun  5, 1998 (09:11) * 1 lines 
 



 Topic 24 of 100 [music]: Spice Girls
 Response 47 of 68: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sat, Jun  6, 1998 (18:42) * 1 lines 
 



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 Response 48 of 68: Riette Walton  (riette) * Tue, Jun  9, 1998 (01:49) * 2 lines 
 
Look, Jim, we're causing some more mind strikes here! Or perhaps Stacey
and Terry were practising for their Spice Girl try-outs?


 Topic 24 of 100 [music]: Spice Girls
 Response 49 of 68: Leplep le Plep  (jgross5) * Tue, Jun  9, 1998 (04:51) * 21 lines 
 
like love letters that were nevah sent

like 2 hitchhikers strummin they guitarboxes while they wait alongsides the road
but we in a car goin da othah way and we cain't hear 'em no-how anyhoo

look how bright them big spaces is, maybe they was in the midst of swappin raw sunshine for the glare of the stage lights

maybe they turn they heads to watch the fist fights goin' on behind them
(some fights is mo' intelesting 'n othahs)

maybe they both come down the stairs into the deep stream of dance and maybe
they was talkin to us in movements we will only know through romance

maybe they was screamin with a blood-curdlin' chill

maybe they was touchin in on us as time stood still

maybe try as hard as we will with all our verbal visual skill
we'll never know them the same as we know our Herman Melville




 Topic 24 of 100 [music]: Spice Girls
 Response 50 of 68: Riette Walton  (riette) * Tue, Jun  9, 1998 (05:17) * 3 lines 
 
Ooh, that's deep, Texas Jim. Does that mean you're going to join
me for the try-outs? With your intriguing lyrics and my voice - I mean, we might just become the newest boy group. Or should we make that a girl group? Hmm . . .
wonder which'll be easier.


 Topic 24 of 100 [music]: Spice Girls
 Response 51 of 68: Leplep le Plep  (jgross5) * Tue, Jun  9, 1998 (05:30) * 8 lines 
 
Swiss Riette, yer lyrics me thinks is mo' intriguing than mine.
Yer not from Switzerland & I not from Texas.
We're both from Namibia.
Actually i is from Pennsylvania.
I could be yer attendant.
As you prepare for your try-outs, especially on the day of, I can
keep the fondue pots goin' strong, and you can gargle yer voice into
fine fettle.


 Topic 24 of 100 [music]: Spice Girls
 Response 52 of 68: Riette Walton  (riette) * Tue, Jun  9, 1998 (06:11) * 13 lines 
 
You're from Pennsylvania? I always thought that Pennsylvania WAS in Texas.
And that's fun and funny, because you thought Namibia was in Texas too, remember? So there's no real need for confusion, is there. Because it's
all settled. We're both from Texas. Does that mean I'm a cowgirl now?
You going to be my attendant? Yeah, and what are you going to attend to?
You going to make my bed as well? And we'll have to drink lots of kirsch with
that fondue, because it's the only thing that clears up the voice; a bottle or
so ought to do the trick if it's going to have to stay clear through a whole song.
But I promise I won't inflict any singing on you - I sound like the phlegm creature
himself. Ha-Ha!
Perhaps you should do the singing, and I'll be the token love-interest. That way
I'll have an excuse to see what you look like under the cardigan. How does
that sound?



 Topic 24 of 100 [music]: Spice Girls
 Response 53 of 68: Leplep le Plep  (jgross5) * Tue, Jun  9, 1998 (06:44) * 9 lines 
 
we can both get under that cardigan
the singing sounds like it feels, in there
after a couple Rolling Rocks it feels even better'n it'll ever sound
Pennsylvania gets ticklish with its beer
we could probably get it to chuckle up another six-pack uv Rolling Rock
and we'll be roooolllin' our rocks off
and i will protect you from my voice
by simply doin' the listenin' to & encouragin' of yours
spice grrrls probably gonna be doin' the same


 Topic 24 of 100 [music]: Spice Girls
 Response 54 of 68: Riette Walton  (riette) * Tue, Jun  9, 1998 (13:48) * 5 lines 
 
And blushing their little faces to bits.
But I don't want to get under that cardigan unless you let me go on top. That's
how I like it. Oh, but I forgot - we're both control freaks. Could be a tricky situation, but your Rolling Rocks might just rock both our rollin' a bit. That way
we can take turns to be on top under the cardigan . . . Yeah, down under, under
down, up top, top it up. I'll even sing for you where no-one else can hear me, but only if you promise not to listen to the croaky bits. They might even think we're dancing, but we'll know what's really going on under that cardigan . . . all that moaning and sighing and panting as we knit a scarf to go with it . . . .


 Topic 24 of 100 [music]: Spice Girls
 Response 55 of 68: Leplep le Plep  (jgross5) * Tue, Jun  9, 1998 (15:02) * 4 lines 
 
Did you say you're a professional voice artist?
If'n that's true, ever do any animation work?
If'n that's true, was it any fun? or all work? tough work?



 Topic 24 of 100 [music]: Spice Girls
 Response 56 of 68: Riette Walton  (riette) * Tue, Jun  9, 1998 (16:38) * 14 lines 
 
Hmm, will I get my little pink Trivial Pursuit cheese for answering?
Here goes (and why do you want to know anyway?)
Yes, it's how I earned my living before coming to Switzerland. But I do occasional things here - hard to find stuff in English though. (My German accent is not good enough, and I hate the language - it's so harsh.) My last job was
a performance of Facade (fantastic poetry - bit like yours, no SERIOUSLY - by Edith Sitwell for voice and music - composed by William Walton of course), my all time favourite piece of work. Have you ever read it? You MUST - you'll adore it, I promise.

Animation work in Namibia? Please, Jim! But I would love to do something
like that . . . perhaps in Australia the opportunity will pop up - who knows.

Started studying drama at a local drama school when I was fourteen. After a year or so my voice suddenly changed quite dramatically, and matured almost overnight, so I soon started specializing in voice jobs That's how I got involved. My first real job was when I was sixteen, a radio drama/thriller/love story thing. Had to audition with people twice my age, but since the voice by then kind of resembled that of these big bull frogs, I got the part. From then I did mostly that kind of thing, and feelin
all smitten with myself for getting to play the heroine all the time. Ha-ha, if only the listeners knew!! CRRRIIINNGGEEE. And some literary readings.
No work, all play!! I adored it - much more so than art. One can do so much
with one's voice (will show you sometime).
Singing is not part of the talent though. The notes come out fine as such, it's just that it's such a damned blurr! Like listening to Japanese radio from Namibia. When talking I can control the hoarseness well now, but $hit, SINGING! Total disaster. So you see, you'll HAVE to take care of that part. I'll cough every
now and again for that sensual touch . . .


 Topic 24 of 100 [music]: Spice Girls
 Response 57 of 68: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Tue, Jun  9, 1998 (17:22) * 3 lines 
 
quite a lot you've tried in 24 years, Riette!

lemme know when the Texas/Swiss cheesy cardigan band is coming to town!


 Topic 24 of 100 [music]: Spice Girls
 Response 58 of 68: Riette Walton  (riette) * Wed, Jun 10, 1998 (01:15) * 7 lines 
 
Doing WHAT?! Selling cheese and champaigne truffles, I suppose . . .

Didn't study though - parents wanted me to study law or nothing. So I chose nothing, but if we do end up going to Australia I intend to remedy that. Just hope my brain isn't too rusty by then, and the other students will probably laugh at this old woman sitting in the front row with two kids drawing blue snails on
her feet . . . ha-ha! Oh, and I want to live on an acreage outside the city where
I can plant apple and cherry trees.

What you dreaming of?


 Topic 24 of 100 [music]: Spice Girls
 Response 59 of 68: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Wed, Jun 10, 1998 (14:03) * 2 lines 
 
dreaming of contentedness...
of trading the feelings of anxiety and nervous blackness in for excitement and peace and drive in a particular direction


 Topic 24 of 100 [music]: Spice Girls
 Response 60 of 68: Riette Walton  (riette) * Wed, Jun 10, 1998 (15:23) * 1 lines 
 
You sound depressed. What's wrong?


 Topic 24 of 100 [music]: Spice Girls
 Response 61 of 68: wer  (KitchenManager) * Wed, Jun 10, 1998 (17:23) * 8 lines 
 
new house...having to let her kids go for the summer...
competitiveness in Ultimate...misses the high tech work life
even though teaching is so fulfilling...residuals from the break-in...
stuff like that would be my guess, anyway...

anything we can do, teach?

Maybe take you to a nice Spice Girls concert?


 Topic 24 of 100 [music]: Spice Girls
 Response 62 of 68: Riette Walton  (riette) * Thu, Jun 11, 1998 (00:54) * 5 lines 
 
$hit, no!
I mean, much as I like them, those girls are butt ugly! They can't
sing, they can't dance, they're fat and they're millionairesses. That sure as hell won't cheer Stacey.

Stacey, are you over that break-in thing yet?


 Topic 24 of 100 [music]: Spice Girls
 Response 63 of 68: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Thu, Jun 11, 1998 (18:24) * 3 lines 
 
They're playing with Pavaratti I hear. At some benefit.
What a match.



 Topic 24 of 100 [music]: Spice Girls
 Response 64 of 68: Riette Walton  (riette) * Thu, Jun 11, 1998 (18:35) * 3 lines 
 
Good Lord, you serious?!?!?
I don't like Pavarotti - but perhaps he could teach them a few moves.
And they can teach him to sing with his voice instead of his tum.


 Topic 24 of 100 [music]: Spice Girls
 Response 65 of 68: Stacey Vura  (stacey) * Tue, Jun 16, 1998 (12:50) * 4 lines 
 
pretty good psycho-analyzing WER... or perhaps I'm just quintessentially predictable!
Yes, I do miss my kids... I worry about their summers spent in the environment that first qualified them for my class. I wonder if they'll remember all we discussed surrounding self-respect and responsibility for their own actions... the house is a big one. Not sure I can explain why... (WER, you probably could!) And thank you, for the concert invite but I'm gonna take my competitive little butt to the Lilith Fair instead of the Spice Girl concert (?).

At the moment listening to Little Sister (now known as Sister 7), fabulous Austin funk, rock, punk band who got their start at the Black Cat just as I moved to Austin!


 Topic 24 of 100 [music]: Spice Girls
 Response 66 of 68: Stacey Vura  (stacey) * Tue, Jun 16, 1998 (12:51) * 1 lines 
 
Free Love and Nickel Beer is the name of the CD. Recorded live at Club DADA in Dallas about five years ago! A must listen!


 Topic 24 of 100 [music]: Spice Girls
 Response 67 of 68: wer  (KitchenManager) * Wed, Jun 24, 1998 (18:00) * 3 lines 
 
It's just been released that following Ginger's departure, Louise
Woodward accepted the open slot in the Spice Girls. Louise's first
official act was reportedly to drop Baby Spice.


 Topic 24 of 100 [music]: Spice Girls
 Response 68 of 68: Riette Walton  (riette) * Thu, Jun 25, 1998 (08:12) * 2 lines 
 
ha-ha!!!!! That's a great one!!
Going to phone Mr. C. quickly to tell him - he'll laugh himself to bits!

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