|About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us|
You are not logged in. [Log In] Wordsmith.org » Forums » General Topics » Weekly Themes » ninteen Register User Forum List Calendar Active Topics Search FAQ
#210055 - 03/17/13 09:10 PM Re: ninteen [Re: Tom Priestly]
Greetings, yes indeed Tom, I remember the song and video well. It's unfortunate that the link posted in AWAD for Paul Hardcastle's '19' has to point to one of the many newer versions/mixes of the video.
The original is unsurpassed and is a much more impactful and to the point video. (Sorry, I have no link to give as it is apparently no longer available thanks to EMI's stinginess...best as I can tell anyway).
The "nuh-nuh-nuh-nineteen" is certainly earconic to the song but so is the uttered phrase "I wasn't really sure what was going on..." and it's the more telling.
Average age aside and 40 years beyond "'Nam" war has not gotten an iota better for any involved....hmm, maybe UAV pilots? I suppose most of them sleep okay at night...or then again maybe not :-\
Unrelated to the focus of this week's AWAD on the number 19, I actually watched the 1985 video within the past week (I long ago snagged my own copy before EMI protested to whoever and shut it down :-p ).
Deh, deh, deh,, deh, deh, DESTRUCTION! / Suh, suh, suh, Saigon / Vietnam / Suh, suh, suh, Saigon / Vietnam / Suh, suh, suh, Saigon / Nuh, nuh, nuh....
TR Hanlon / qwuh, qwuh, qwuh, qwerrk
Entire topic Subject Posted by Posted ninteen Tom Priestly 03/14/13 10:11 AM Re: ninteen LukeJavan8 03/14/13 11:00 AM Re: ninteen qwerrk 03/17/13 09:10 PM
Forum Stats 8912 Members
Max Online: 3341 @ 12/09/11 02:15 PM
Newest Members Preboomer, Smithwillsam, folatre, Rockyhud220, L82cannon
8912 Registered Users
Who's Online 0 registered (), 188 Guests and 5 Spiders online. Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters (30 Days)
endymion6 85 wofahulicodoc 76 LukeJavan8 69 May 34 A C Bowden 9 Tromboniator 2
wwh 13858 Faldage 13803 Jackie 11613 tsuwm 10537 LukeJavan8 8096 Buffalo Shrdlu 7210 AnnaStrophic 6511 wofahulicodoc 6474 Wordwind 6296 of troy 5400
Board Rules · Mark all read Contact Us · Wordsmith.org · Top
Home | Today's Word | Yesterday's Word | Subscribe | FAQ | Archives | Search | Feedback
Wordsmith Talk | Wordsmith Chat
© 1994-2016 Wordsmith