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Feeling down? Remember what Howard Jones said
Posted by: deckeda
Date: October 21, 2022 05:50PM
[www.youtube.com]

For those under 50 (40?) yes there was briefly a pop star named Howard.

I played one song, dear wife didn't recognize it. I identified who it was, she Googled, and after reading some of the song titles declared, "He must be British, who has song tiles like this?" < -- kind of astute, right?

I played this song, she declared, "Can't be the same person, because I know this song."

Okay ...
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Re: Feeling down? Remember what Howard Jones said
Posted by: vision63
Date: October 21, 2022 06:09PM
I liked Howard. Plus "No One is to Blame." [www.youtube.com]
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Re: Feeling down? Remember what Howard Jones said
Posted by: PeterB
Date: October 21, 2022 06:43PM
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vision63
I liked Howard. Plus "No One is to Blame." [www.youtube.com]

I know that one from Cold Case. Lots of great old music from that show. [www.tunefind.com]




Freya says, 'Hello from NOLA, baby!' (Laissez bon temps rouler!)
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Re: Feeling down? Remember what Howard Jones said
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: October 21, 2022 07:24PM
There was that wave of late 90s and early 00s types of songs that sound pretty similar. We had this discussion last night about Drops Of Jupiter.



Hurts like a bastid...
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Re: Feeling down? Remember what Howard Jones said
Posted by: vision63
Date: October 21, 2022 07:53PM
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mrbigstuff
There was that wave of late 90s and early 00s types of songs that sound pretty similar. We had this discussion last night about Drops Of Jupiter.

Drops would have to be considered the gold standard of that type.
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Re: Feeling down? Remember what Howard Jones said
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: October 21, 2022 08:19PM
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vision63
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mrbigstuff
There was that wave of late 90s and early 00s types of songs that sound pretty similar. We had this discussion last night about Drops Of Jupiter.

Drops would have to be considered the gold standard of that type.

My teen impressed me with knowing the artist. I had no recollection (until he told me).



Hurts like a bastid...
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Re: Feeling down? Remember what Howard Jones said
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: October 21, 2022 08:35PM
Bought the 'Dream Into Action' CD when it came out. I was a early adopter of CD's. Pretty sure I still have it.

HOWARD JONES - ''DREAM INTO ACTION'' (1985) Playlist
[www.youtube.com]

'No One To Blame', I think was his biggest hit.
[www.youtube.com]



Grateful11




Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/21/2022 08:40PM by Grateful11.
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Re: Feeling down? Remember what Howard Jones said
Posted by: DavidS
Date: October 21, 2022 08:57PM
I’ve seen Howard Jones in concert a couple times. Once was with a full band at a sold out concert of 17,000 people. The other was in front of about 200 of us in a small club. That time it was him and two Macs performing all his hits.
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Re: Feeling down? Remember what Howard Jones said
Posted by: vision63
Date: October 21, 2022 10:00PM
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DavidS
I’ve seen Howard Jones in concert a couple times. Once was with a full band at a sold out concert of 17,000 people. The other was in front of about 200 of us in a small club. That time it was him and two Macs performing all his hits.

If I recall, he was considered a keyboard prodigy.
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Re: Feeling down? Remember what Howard Jones said
Posted by: deckeda
Date: October 21, 2022 10:36PM
A college roommate had one of the early LPs, so I taped it using Dolby C, which killed the hiss, and more. A mistake. But I had one of the very first cassette decks with Dolby C, so it was occasionally used. OK this is odd, but I remember using a “That’s” blank … That’s was a higher end brand of cassette with a higher quality construction (the cassette actually felt more solid than TDK or most Maxell).

That roommate didn’t get along with another (there were 4 of us for a year or so) and he left. It’s weird what you remember 30+ years later. He and his dad rebuilt a ‘68 Lemans, it was cherry, and the kind of car that wasn’t necessarily unexpected in the mid-‘80s. I was impressed. Why do I know he said his dad sometimes ground his teeth? I only remember meeting the dad once. Weird. The car was that dark green common to the late 60s.

Another roommate had a later cousin of that car, a ‘77 Cutlass Salon. Last year for the big GM mid size cars. It was like the venerable Cutlass Supreme, except it had no body lean (actual anti-sway bars standard) and a console shifter. I think I told him to buy it. Really nice car. In later years he went to work for GM (not sure why, he studied architecture, but his dad was a GM lifer … ) and he told me stories of driving intercooled Regal turbos. Bastard!

But in ‘86 he said his Cutlass wasn’t running right and I rebuilt his Quadrajet. I don’t recall it being much better, but it surely wasn’t any worse. Q-jets were easy to clean up.
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Re: Feeling down? Remember what Howard Jones said
Posted by: deckeda
Date: October 21, 2022 10:37PM
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DavidS
I’ve seen Howard Jones in concert a couple times. Once was with a full band at a sold out concert of 17,000 people. The other was in front of about 200 of us in a small club. That time it was him and two Macs performing all his hits.

If I recall, he was considered a keyboard prodigy.

He’s classically - trained.
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Re: Feeling down? Remember what Howard Jones said
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: October 22, 2022 07:12AM
old fogey smiley Never heard of the guy.
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Re: Feeling down? Remember what Howard Jones said
Posted by: Acer
Date: October 22, 2022 08:54AM
Not enough of a Howard Jones fan to track down an album, though i had a tune or two of his ripped from the radio on a mix tape (remember those?) Thanks for the nostalgia trip.


edit: "No One Is To Blame" is another song that I remember from back in the day.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 10/22/2022 09:54AM by Acer.
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Re: Feeling down? Remember what Howard Jones said
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: October 22, 2022 09:24AM
I remember Mr. Jones and that song.

Actually, I enjoyed a lot of '80s music.






I am that Masked Man.

All you can do, is all you can do.

There’s trouble — it's time to play the sound of my people.

Your boos mean nothing to me, I've seen what you cheer for.

Insisting on your rights without acknowledging your responsibilities isn’t freedom, it’s adolescence.

I've been to the edge of the map, and there be monsters.

We are a government of laws, not men.

Everybody counts or nobody counts.

When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
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Re: Feeling down? Remember what Howard Jones said
Posted by: Spiff
Date: October 22, 2022 09:48AM
I have Howard Jones’ greatest hits album. That’s one of the best compilation albums from the 80s, IMO.
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Re: Feeling down? Remember what Howard Jones said
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: October 22, 2022 10:04AM
This is probably my favorite from his Dream Into Action album.

[www.youtube.com]



Grateful11
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Re: Feeling down? Remember what Howard Jones said
Posted by: kj
Date: October 22, 2022 02:02PM
The 80's band I'm in does that song. Not on the song list often though because people don't seem to like it winking smiley
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Re: Feeling down? Remember what Howard Jones said
Posted by: vision63
Date: October 23, 2022 01:38AM
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kj
The 80's band I'm in does that song. Not on the song list often though because people don't seem to like it winking smiley

You have to wait until they get toasted.
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Re: Feeling down? Remember what Howard Jones said
Posted by: vision63
Date: October 23, 2022 01:38AM
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kj
The 80's band I'm in does that song. Not on the song list often though because people don't seem to like it winking smiley

Definitely working the keys on that one. I like that.
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Re: Feeling down? Remember what Howard Jones said
Posted by: kj
Date: October 24, 2022 02:56PM
There's almost no explaining what people like, but I think having heard it a million times helps. We try to play songs that everyone doesn't play, but we still have to relent and play "love shack" and "summer of 69", etc. I'd rather have people enjoy it than play only songs I like. There's some cool stuff in that HJ tune though. I'm pretty sure he plays/sequences all of it. Definitely ahead of his time.
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Re: Feeling down? Remember what Howard Jones said
Posted by: Will Collier
Date: October 24, 2022 04:57PM
My wife is a big fan of his (me, less so); we've seen him play live a few times recently. Still in good voice.
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