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Posted by: Beth ( )
Date: July 26, 2020 12:30AM

Last month, two of my coworkers died. No cause of death was shared, which was weird, right? The job always tells us. Isn't the cause the most important thing to know so we can be like, "That is a horrible thing, and I'll add it to my list of 'Ways I DO NOT want to die!'"

So, we didn't know. Rumors abounded and things were out of hand because we *deserved* to know, right? Isn't that the *least* the family can do?

Last Wednesday, one of the families shared an obituary.

They asked us to honor their son, brother, grandchild by sharing a laugh and singing disco music in a Kmart parking lot.

So Turn the Beat Around while you Shake Your Groove Thing on The Groove Line. Knock on Wood and protect that Heart of Glass on your way to Funkytown. We Are Family, and I Feel for You. Get Down Tonight, you Dancing Queen. It is a Celebration of a too short life.

He was a beautiful person, and these songs - they are making me laugh.

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Posted by: Beth ( )
Date: July 26, 2020 12:38AM

I'm Just A Love Machine, so Ring My Bell. Blame It On The Boogie, but don't feel Shame. Doctor's Orders: you've Got to Be Real. Stomp! Let's ALL Chant You Should Be Dancing in this Disco Inferno and don't cause static with Jive Talkin'.

And the Beat Goes On.

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Posted by: normdeplume ( )
Date: July 26, 2020 10:53PM

Beth Wrote:
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> I'm Just A Love Machine, so Ring My Bell. Blame It
> On The Boogie, ...
> And the Beat Goes On.

And on and on with this beat crap on a site which was once, in better times, a forum for those who sought enlightenment on the road to recovery from THE CULT.

Get back on the ball Beth.

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Posted by: Beth ( )
Date: July 26, 2020 11:05PM

:-)

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Posted by: Dave the Atheist ( )
Date: July 26, 2020 12:46AM

disco STILL sucks !

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Posted by: Susan I/S ( )
Date: July 26, 2020 03:18AM

I had a TShirt that said that :)

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Posted by: Dave the Atheist ( )
Date: July 26, 2020 01:34PM

Me too. *LOL*

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Posted by: anybody ( )
Date: July 26, 2020 01:22AM


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Posted by: Beth ( )
Date: July 26, 2020 01:24AM


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Posted by: dagny ( )
Date: July 26, 2020 08:42AM

Somehow this made me think of I Will Survive and Stayin' Alive.

What a great family that is to share humor like that.

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Posted by: Beth ( )
Date: July 26, 2020 04:17PM

Yes! I think they decided, "We'll deal with the circumstances of his death. You don't belong there. We'd like you to focus on these things... ."

He had an eye for cheap cars and expensive computers. He also had an apt appreciation for the absurd and was a fan of "Seinfeld", "The Simpsons" and "Top Gear".

If you can, have a laugh or a smile to honor him, or sing along to loud disco music with the car windows down in an old Kmart parking lot.

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Posted by: elderolddog ( )
Date: July 26, 2020 11:46AM

I had the album, "My First Disco Christmas"!

I want to say that it rocked, but that just doesn't seem right...

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Posted by: Brother Of Jerry ( )
Date: July 26, 2020 11:57AM

Disco? I'm still trying to recover from the Eagles.

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Posted by: summer ( )
Date: July 26, 2020 12:19PM

Oh, now! What I never realized about the Eagles, until I saw them in concert, is that they were a live band at heart.

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Posted by: Beth ( )
Date: August 07, 2020 01:45AM

This is for you, summer https://youtu.be/3ywZO3dP08o

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Posted by: Lethbridge Reprobate ( )
Date: August 07, 2020 10:27PM

That acoustic version is stunning. Don Felder and Joe Walsh unison playing is gold!

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Posted by: Beth ( )
Date: August 08, 2020 12:20PM


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Posted by: dagny ( )
Date: July 26, 2020 02:56PM

BoJ, you can never leave.

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Posted by: Beth ( )
Date: July 26, 2020 08:36PM

SHUT YOUR MOUTH!

I think they were Linda Ronstadt's back up band at some point.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/27/2020 01:06AM by Beth.

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Posted by: Beth ( )
Date: August 07, 2020 01:43AM

The Eagles are on tonight’s COVID Playlist. Life in the fast lane, baby.

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Posted by: summer ( )
Date: July 26, 2020 12:18PM

The disco era was major cringe for me. All the same, I can tolerate the random Bee Gees or Abba song. Did anyone else appreciate the disco music in the movie, "The Martian"? It was so much fun to see Matt Damon's character start from a place of exasperation at his crew member's choice of music, and then grow to wryly embrace it since it was the only music available to him.

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Posted by: Beth ( )
Date: July 26, 2020 11:15PM

Thanks for pointing that out. I'll rewatch it.

Have you seen "Guardians of the Galaxy"? Dude (too lazy to look up his name), has a mix tape and a Walkman that his mother left to him. I think she left it to him. Anyway, it was like a throwback for the Olds who were there with their kids. Just like in the first Spiderman when a street performer was playing the TV theme song. I was stoked to see it period, but that song...all the Olds jumped out of their seats.

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Posted by: Dondo ( )
Date: July 29, 2020 07:50PM

Yes, seen that film. Complete exploitation. The obvious aim was to get parents who grew up in the eighties to have something to talk about with the children they were taking to it. Ready Player One is the same.

I was around in the eighties and most of us hated the sanitized mush on the mixtape. My eighties would be Iron Maiden and Anthrax not some pop rubbish.

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Posted by: ufotofu ( )
Date: July 26, 2020 02:47PM

Well I don't sing disco music and I generally don't dance in K-mart parking lots...

I dropped a beat
Someone picked it up

We dance like
Ain't no pants

Dis Go like this
Dis Go like that

I'm not as big on the Disco as I am on the Techno. Tech know me. I hire a tech. No? To stay higher.

Want to listen to a fun song or two?

KidsRadio Mix
Steve Kroeger x J$N x Skye Holland https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGgSctIPnyo&app=desktop

Control yourself
Take only what you need from it
A family of trees wanting to be haunted- Control yourself...

Secrets, by Regard and RAYE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6soSrZBI78c&app=desktop

For Sure - Future Islands https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yC_2tlsnpMw

Just Can't Get Enough - Depeche Mode https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_6FBfAQ-NDE

It's Me On The Dance Floor - My Brightest Diamond (ke thu remix) [Asthmatic Kitty] https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dDbzfO7ROJM

I'm all alone
I'm all alone, turn the lights low
I'm looking out
I'm looking out, for someone to see
And someone to be seeing me
But maybe
It's me
It's me I'm looking for
It's me
It's me on the dance floor
It's me
It's me I've been looking for
It's me
It's me on the dance floor
I've been going out
I've been going out on a limb
I begin to see who I might really be (into the shadow I see my face)
Who I might really be
Who I might really be
Who I might really be
It's me
It's me I'm looking for
It's me
It's me on the dancefloor...

4 My People & Work It (or nearly anything else) - Missy (misdemeanor) Elliot (2002)

Renter's Anthem - TOKiMONSTER [Oasis Nocturne]
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ePdchrVOTXo

The Virus - A Tribe Called Red [We Are The Halluci Nation] (Radicalized Records)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4_5VAKdHMek

There is so much out there and so little time in here

Love, and DANCE...

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Posted by: Beth ( )
Date: July 26, 2020 08:44PM

The Crystal Method, The Chemical Brothers, James Blake - although he *will* give you an annoyed look if you sing while he's recording his loops, and I'm like, "Dude. Get over yourself. I paid good money for this ticket."

Janelle Monáe!

https://youtu.be/pwnefUaKCbc

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Posted by: ufotofu ( )
Date: July 27, 2020 01:43PM

That's some good ones Beth (yeah I didn't want to add dozens or hundreds to the diverse list).

I like The Chemical Brother's 'Go', & others, J. M., (I'll have to listen to) The Crystal Method [more], and that's funny about James Blake.

Well, world, it's time for breakfast! It's already 3 hrs past COFFEE time. First things first: RFM lol

How about Wow, by Beck (2016)! I don't know if it's disco but I dig it. Even without a shovel- https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pyCkhPTU13w

Dance, even while putting on your pants.

Just don't face your mask, otherwise you'll have to face it.

Let's face it-
LET'S PARTY.

Its a dance party.
Dancing In The Streets

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Posted by: Dave the Atheist ( )
Date: July 26, 2020 03:38PM

Headline : "Funk music is as unapologetically Black as the musicians who pioneered it"

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Posted by: Beth ( )
Date: July 26, 2020 08:45PM

Get the Funk Outta My Face, Dave.

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Posted by: Dave the Atheist ( )
Date: July 26, 2020 09:18PM

Play that funky disco white boy ?

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Posted by: Beth ( )
Date: July 26, 2020 11:08PM

And they were dancin
and singin
and movin to the groovin

and just when
it hit me
somebody turned around



...

Rod Temperton was a helluva funky guy who happened to be a bit melanin deprived. Amazing artist.

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Posted by: Dave the Atheist ( )
Date: July 26, 2020 03:45PM


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Posted by: anon for this ( )
Date: July 26, 2020 03:58PM

lots of Iranian male students, lots of professional women (Where's your card?"), very fun and caring co-workers, good money, weird scene. Disco music brings that all back - like it's not even music but a super-imposing of the memory.

Professional hazard - flailing dancers. It's a maze to deliver the tray of drinks.

During this time period I became a country music fan.

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Posted by: Beth ( )
Date: July 26, 2020 08:45PM

<3

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Posted by: iceman9090 ( )
Date: July 26, 2020 08:04PM

I love disco.

Kano - Another Life (1983)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zQd6xiGAUo
Length = 7:10

I'm not sure if that is disco or not but the 60s 70s 80s had some sweet tunes.

~~~~iceman9090

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Posted by: Beth ( )
Date: July 26, 2020 08:15PM

Yes! Remember Yazoo? Of course you do: https://youtu.be/bs4T7kZ_Uog

ETA: Is this even disco? There's a blurry line between disco and New Wave. I was in middle school for disco, high school for new wave and hip hop. In the Navy for hip hop and grunge plus R&B like young Mariah Carey. Yo! MTv Raps and the Ed Lover dance.

EATA: When I heard "Personal Jesus," I was like, "Oh man. I am going to hell."



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Posted by: iceman9090 ( )
Date: July 26, 2020 08:52PM

+Beth:
Yup, I love it. Yazoo is some sweet stuff.

~~~~iceman9090

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Posted by: blindguy ( )
Date: July 26, 2020 10:51PM

I wrote the following comment under my real name many years ago at a radio aircheck site in response to an aircheck of the day after the burning of disco records after a baseball game at Chicago's Cominsky Park in 1979.

"I was somewhere between being a sophmore and a junior at a college prep Catholic high school for boys where there was only one African-american in my entire class when the lid blew off disco. At the time, I was going along with everyone else in my class in not liking the music (at least verbally) while, at the same time, enjoying records like Sister Sledge's "We Are Family,", Patrick Hernandez's "Born to Be Alive," and John Stewart's "Midnight Wind,"--all of which were disco or had a disco beat. I thought that people who listened to disco were dummies, and I didn't want to be that.

In the summer of 1979, I participated in a program in which blind and partially sighted teenagers were taught living skills (cooking, cleaning, etc.). One night in that program, we went to a disco. I soon learned that one of the young ladies involved in the program--a partially sighted Latino woman named Veera--liked the music and wasn't ashamed to say she liked it. I danced with her a couple of times, and while it never went beyond that, it was one of the things that finally started me taking the wool off of my eyes about disco music and its supporters."

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Posted by: Beth ( )
Date: July 26, 2020 11:10PM

I'm smiling. If Andy were still here, he'd be smiling, too. Thank you for sharing that lovely memory.



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Posted by: snagglepuss ( )
Date: July 27, 2020 12:57AM

"Begin the Beguine" by Johnny Mathis, "All or Nothing At All" an "Night And Day" by Frank Sinatra, "Wives and Lovers" and "The Love Boat Theme" by Jack Jones, "Volare" by Al Martino, "Love Story" by Andy Williams, "Love Rush" by Ann-Margret, "We Are Family" by Pat Boone. Disco versions, all.



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Posted by: Beth ( )
Date: July 27, 2020 01:01AM

Shut. Up. Really? It's time for me to shuffle off to bed, but I'm going to check tomorrow.

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Posted by: snagglepuss ( )
Date: July 27, 2020 01:55AM

Pat Boone, "Get Down Tonight"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujWAJfVJAYk

Anyone for Star Wars Disco?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWRWYYt47RI



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Posted by: snagglepuss ( )
Date: July 27, 2020 02:45AM

And...Ethel Merman's disco version of "Alexander's Ragtime Band."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Gao8l3xQbQ

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Posted by: Dondo ( )
Date: July 29, 2020 07:45PM

Like Matt Damon's character in "The Martian", I think there is a special circle of Hell in which disco is played. No thanks.

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Posted by: ufotofu ( )
Date: July 29, 2020 10:21PM

I like how Jimmy Kimmel never had enough time for Matt Damon at the end of every show.

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Posted by: caffiend ( )
Date: July 30, 2020 04:02PM


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Posted by: Void K. Packer ( )
Date: July 30, 2020 01:45AM

I graduated from a US high school in 1977. Saturday Night Fever came out that year. Some things are best left in the past. Though ABBA is still something of a guilty pleasure.

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Posted by: iceman9090 ( )
Date: July 31, 2020 05:02AM

+Void K. Packer:
"Some things are best left in the past."

==You need to bang bang boogey and don't stop the that boogey woogey beat.
Lord Disco Fever {15:2}

~~~~iceman9090

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Posted by: frankie ( )
Date: July 31, 2020 08:34AM

I love the 70's music because I was born in 1975. Were you coworker young? Ian very sorry you lost them

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Posted by: cl2 ( )
Date: July 31, 2020 01:16PM

been on my mind lately. My sister was a disco queen.

I personally love the Bee Gees and Donna Summer isn't so bad either. I do listen to ABBA but I didn't until I met my "husband" and he loves ABBA. I sent him and my kids to see the play in SLC when it came through. Can't remember the name of the play now.

The 1970s were some of the best years of my life. Loved my job and the people I worked with. So I love hearing the old disco stuff. Great memories, although I DO NOT dance and never went to a disco.

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Posted by: Dave the Atheist ( )
Date: July 31, 2020 01:20PM

And women's mangy hairstyles were horrible then also.

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Posted by: Lot's Wife ( )
Date: July 31, 2020 07:36PM

I do love your mullet, though.

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Posted by: James Joyce ( )
Date: August 07, 2020 06:07AM

"Disco is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake." - with apologies to James Joyce.

"Disco made me do gay things." - Oscar Wilde (allegedly)

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Date: August 07, 2020 09:31AM


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Posted by: Dave the Atheist ( )
Date: August 07, 2020 07:46PM

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO !!!

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Posted by: Dave the Atheist ( )
Date: August 07, 2020 08:26PM


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Posted by: Beth ( )
Date: August 08, 2020 01:21PM

I've been down a rabbit hole of dancing videos for an hour. Thanks, Dave. :/

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Posted by: Beth ( )
Date: August 08, 2020 12:26PM

That brought tears to my eyes, especially when the Soviet Disco Chorus got going.

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