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Eddie Lee

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PostSubject: Re: Pop! New room!!   Fri Jun 20, 2008 11:33 pm

Dagnabbit, Budgie, you beat me to it!
My name is Eddie. I'm old enough to have seen the Cats in '82 in Omaha, NE. Opening act was The
Bus Boys! Also, saw The Police in Omaha that summer. Opening act was The (English) Beat!
Good times! Wifey-to-be went with me to both those shows, plus many others, and she's always been
a fan of honky-tonk country. She had no idea what The police was! We have 4 young'ns, 12 up to 23.

They all are or were banders from middle school through high school.

I like to quote movies.

"Nobody calls me Francis. Call me Francis and I'll kill ya. And nobody touches my stuff. Touch my stuff and I'll kill ya! Nobody touches me. So if any of you homo's touch me, I'll kill ya!"
-Psycho (Stripes)

"Settle down, Francis!"
-Drill Sargent Hulka
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PostSubject: Re: Pop! New room!!   Sat Jun 21, 2008 12:00 am

Hey all,
my name is Peter - grew up in NY, spent an amazing year in Nashville in '96. From there it was NJ until this past December when I moved to Florida. I started playing guitar in 3rd grade and if you heard me now you'd swear I was at least in 5th grade. Very Happy
I first heard about the Cats when a drummer I was working with showed up the day after the "Fridays" appearance saying that he saw something that blew him away. We immediately added Rockabilly to our Beatles/Garage Rock repertoire.
I played the bar scene for quite a few years; but the band slowly (and gracefully) aged to the point of meeting in Mexican restaurants and getting home by eleven!
I'm getting married in less than two months to a great girl who has yet to see a Cats/BSO show; but she bops everytime she hears the cd's in the car.
Love the Beatles, Americana (Uncle Tupelo, Jayhawks, etc), Petty, Marshall Crenshaw, and all things Setzer. Also love the Yanks, Packers and soccer.
I'm thrilled to be meeting so many great people here in the Forum.
Tommy, you're making the world a smaller, happier place!
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PostSubject: Re: Pop! New room!!   Sat Jun 21, 2008 1:57 am

burner1 wrote:
I first heard about the Cats when a drummer I was working with showed up the day after the "Fridays" appearance saying that he saw something that blew him away. We immediately added Rockabilly to our Beatles/Garage Rock repertoire.

burner1, I'm glad to hear this from someone (who knows someone) who saw it when it aired. Every time I watch the "Fridays" clips on YouTube I'm entranced, and I wonder if it's just me or if it was that electrifying when people saw it for the first time in 1981.

Glad to meetcha, this is a great place to hang out! I've only been around for a month or so and already feel like family. You will too if ya stick around long enough!
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PostSubject: Recap   Sat Jun 21, 2008 3:21 am

Well lets see what we got

Ages of 19 - 41 -42 38 -43 -15 - 43 -32 -44 -34 -19 -38 - 17 -41 -40 -23 -53 -34

We got Motorcycle Lovers, Tattoed girls, Drummers 'Guitar Players, Rodders, Young ones , Old Ones, U tubers, My spacers,

Fiancés, Movie Buffs , Greasers , Rock and Rollers, Sons and Daughters, Good Memories and not so good, ones, Moms, Dads,

Horsie Riders, Pez Lovers, Bass slappers we come from Germany, Austarlia, California, Wisconson, England, Netherlands,

Sweden, florida, New York, New Zealand, Iowa.....BUT WE ALL DIG THE STRAY CATS

You are all a great bunch of people and I am proud to be a part I loved herin your stories and a peek into your live thanks

I will be at the OC Fairgrounds show Let me BLAH BLAH BLAH for a minute

I'll throw my hat in Live in Santa Cruz CA First Time I herad the Stray Cats I bought an import 45 at Licorice Pizza in the San Fernando Valley saw them first at I think Gazzaris in 1980 I didnt remeber the show saw them again at the US Festival I remember that one Ive been in LA county Jail the United States Army. Loved London and Paris Two Motorcycle Accidents Passe dout behind the 7 Seas fighter and a Lover just happy to be here

I love My Wife, My 55' Bel Air, My Brian Setzer Nashville, My Son and Daughter, I dig Comic Books, Surfing, ridin my beach cruiser I am a DJ and a " Financial Guy"

Grew up in L.A. California Lived in Texas , Florida, New York, Montreal, was part of the late 70s rockabilly revival in LA in the Speedsters

(La Rockabilly Gang) Some Fav Movies - Army of Darkness, King of Hearts, Raising Arizona, Cry Baby, The Wanders, Slaughter House Five,

The Matrix, Airplane, Grease, The Jerk, Just about any James Bond, Harold and Maude, Repo Man, The Breakfast Club,, Blade Runner The

Warriors `Barbarella,Decline of the Western Civilization, Jesus Christ Superstar ANY ONE GOT ONE TOO ADD?

How about the Lyrics to the below song?


TOBY KIETH
I LOVE THIS BAR
We got winners, we got losers
Chain smokers and boozers
And we got yuppies, we got bikers
We got thristy hitchhikers
And the girls next door dress up like movie stars

Hmm, hmm, hmm I love this bar

We got cowboys, we got truckers
Broken-hearted fools and suckers
And we got hustlers, we got fighters
Early birds and all-nighters
And the veterans talk about their battle scars

Hmm, hmm, hmm I love this bar

[Chorus:]
I love this bar
It's my kind of place
Just walkin' through the front door
Puts a big smile on my face
It ain't too far, come as you are
Hmm, hmm, hmm I love this bar

I've seen short skirts, we got high-techs
Blue-collar boys and rednecks
And we got lovers, lots of lookers
And I've even seen dancing girls and hookers
And we like to drink our beer from a mason jar

Hmm, hmm, hmm I love this bar
Yes I do

I like my truck (I like my truck)
I like my girlfriend (I like my girlfriend)
I like to take her out to dinner
I like a movie now and then

But I love this bar
It's my kind of place
Just trollin' around the dance floor
Puts a big smile on my face
No cover charge, come as you are
Hmm, hmm, hmm I love this bar
Hmm, hmm, hmm I love this bar

We got divorcees and a big bouncer man
An old jukebox and a real bad band
We got waitresses and we got barflies
A dumb-ass and a wise-guy
If you get too drunk just sleep out in your car

Reason number 672 why

Hmm, hmm, hmm I love this bar
Play it on out boys
Beer-thirty's over
Got to take it on home

Hmm, hmm, hmm I love this bar
I just love it
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PostSubject: Re: Pop! New room!!   Sat Jun 21, 2008 5:02 am

Hé Frenchycat, it looks like someone took our song! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Pop! New room!!   Sat Jun 21, 2008 7:33 am

My name is Michael, 32, male. I live in South Switzerland and I speak 4 languages. I'm a graphic/web designer and work for 2 companies: one does advertising, the other imports food. I love rockabilly music, I'm interested in dogs, UFOs, natural history, anime. I discovered the Cats around 1996, long after Ritchie Valens, Buddy Holly, Fats Domino and all.
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PostSubject: Re: Pop! New room!!   Sat Jun 21, 2008 8:55 am

i'm ash live in essex uk ( no essex girl jokes please ive told em all) i been listening to the stray cats since runaway boys, yes i'm that old, first saw em when they played the kursaal in southend, ( see told you i was old) into my bikes i got an old shovelhead harley & a rat fightered gixer, i'm a divorced dad of 2 kids & still think i'm only 21 ( in my head) even if the old bones remind me i'm not!!
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PostSubject: Re: Pop! New room!!   Sat Jun 21, 2008 10:47 am

Hello,
I'm Fabienne (i was there this morning, but i wasn't introduce myself, it was not polite so I come back) I come from the North of France on the DDAY Beaches.
Despite to the French cosmetics, I'm 43, and I always had The cats in my head since I was a teenager.
I'm married to a Tattoo Maniac, we got 3 daughters ( one 6 and 2 twins aged 3, they are the cutest things in the world) and a Harley -the name of our dog- in the garage (at the time having fun in the garden).
I can't participate more often to that Forum due to my English but I enjoy it.
Long life to Rock'n'roll!
Frenchyfab
Does it show my English is so bad?
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PostSubject: Re: Pop! New room!!   Sat Jun 21, 2008 9:44 pm

Yes Andi, after hearing my buddy describe the Friday's appearance I really felt that I had missed something. He went on and on talking about the visuals (upright bass, pomps and a drummer standing up!) as well as the energy that the three guys put out. I guess he wa a pretty good judge of talent!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Pop! New room!!   Sat Jun 21, 2008 10:04 pm

My name is Cori, I'm 26 and I'm currently teaching summer school. I grew up here in southern California, listening to lots of jazz, thanks to my parents. I first technically saw the cats on the Mother Goose Rock 'n Rhyme movie - I think i was about 7 or 8. I got into the BSO in high school, round about 98-99, saw my first BSO concert as a graduation present at the Santa Barbara Bowl in 2000, and have been hooked ever since.
I got sidetracked by salsa dancing/music in college, but I always loved dressing up and going out swing dancing at the Madonna Inn when I could.
I've never seen the Cats live, and reeeeely wanted to this summer, but funds are short thanks to student loans and with no car, it would have been really tricky to get down there...
so thats me...
cat
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PostSubject: Re: Pop! New room!!   Mon Jun 23, 2008 8:57 pm

Hey gang...My name is Amity and I live near Valley Forge, PA. I am 30, married and have two daughters 6 and 8.

It was really the first BSO Xmas album that sparked my interest in Brian. I guess from there I dove into Stray Cats.

I have seen the BSO Xmas show the past two years and will again come this November. Also anxiously awaiting a Cats US Tour.

Aside from Setzerville, I like to camp, backpack, cook, watch old movies and listen to old music. I don't listen to AM/FM Radio anymore but instead prefer internet radio where I can find my favorite tunes. I consider myself an old soul and firmly believe I was born in the wrong era. Next to Brian, Frank Sinatras my man.
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PostSubject: Re: Pop! New room!!   Tue Jun 24, 2008 12:57 am

Hi gang! I come from Finland, been here for 44 good years, loved the cats since 1981, rockabilly since somewhere 1978.
Played in bar bands since 20, now I'm kinda retired from that area for the moment. Father of one girl , 8 yrs.
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PostSubject: Re: Pop! New room!!   Tue Jun 24, 2008 9:34 am

Hey folks,
I am Steve,a 41 year old obsessive Stray Cats fan.Truly.From first hearing Rock This Town as a new release on Radio 1,my life has been dominated by my love of this band.Just ask the long suffering wife,Helen...been together 22 years,married nearly 8.Have a gorgeous daughter,Katie,who turns 5 in July.Can't wait to take her out Rockin' with me.
Anyway I've been a Cab driver for 17 years in Derby which is near Robin Hood country(I don't like to use the Nottingham word-football rivalry!) for those that don't know.
I drive a London style taxi but unfortunately our council makes us spray them a sickly yellow.New York it ain't!
I have recently started a website for airport transfers which is going great although sleep is getting rarer.(2am to Manchester this morning for example)
First saw the Cats live in '89 and have caught every Setzer UK tour since.Missed the Nashvillains Glasgow gig as I'd just moved house the week before and was skint.Was pretty depressed working that night I can tell ya.Booked in for Manchester & Dublin this time,can't wait.
Oh, and finally I'm really proud of my Setzer tattoo,show it off at the drop of a hat,though these days have to suck the belly in first!
Great forum.
Cheers
Steve
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PostSubject: Re: Pop! New room!!   Tue Jun 24, 2008 11:11 am

I am Geoff. I play Upright bass, Downright (electric) Bass, Guitar, a little Drums, and Playstation. First saw the cats in 1983 at the US festival in San Bernadino CA, with the Clash, Missing Persons, Wall of Voodoo, Oingo Boingo and the English Beat. I play bass in the Hillbilly Casino. www.myspace.com/hillbillycasino We have 2 CDs out, I co-produced engineered and mixed them both. Our guitarist also plays bass in some band called the Nashvillains. We play alot. Before HBC I played in BR549 for 3 years, I've also played with Andy Starr, Ronnie McDowell, DJ Fontana, Scotty Moore, WS Holland, Johnny Gimble, Buck White, Billy Adams, Paul Burlison, Marco DiMaggio and many, many more. I'll be 40 in august I have a son who is 20 months old and rocks. I drive a minivan. Today I had leftover pizza for breakfast and I miss George Carlin.

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PostSubject: Re: Pop! New room!!   Tue Jun 24, 2008 3:23 pm

Hi Geoff,

you played with a lot of cool people and you`re still playing in a very hot band.

hello from Hamburg
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PostSubject: Re: Pop! New room!!   Tue Jun 24, 2008 4:02 pm

Hey!

My name's Mikey, I'm 42 from Sheffield, England. I'm married to the best girl in the whole world, Nicki. I have a beautiful daughter, Martha who's 4 and one on the way on July 9th! I run a fresh juice business, supplying smoothies and juice machines to the deli world in the UK, with my bizzie partner Paul. I am a (trying to retire) musician working cabaret and corporate stuff with my band Backbeat. I astarted as a stand up drummer, whcih i would love to do again for some fun and with all the gear i know have....I have been a bit of a Setzer fan since December 1980. That's the nutshell version.

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PostSubject: Re: Pop! New room!!   Tue Jun 24, 2008 4:27 pm

Hey Geoff,
I checked the MySpace page, very cool stuff... making me wish I were back in NashVegas.
Stop by La Hacienda for me!
Keep rockin,
Pete
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PostSubject: Re: Pop! New room!!   Wed Jun 25, 2008 10:02 pm

hey im jacko, im 17 from melbourne, australia

been into the stray cats for a few years, looking forward to seeing them next year when the come down.

into cars, im restoring an old Holden Premier (classic aussie car for those form other countries) at the moment

and yea play guitar and i do stuff
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PostSubject: Re: Pop! New room!!   Thu Jun 26, 2008 3:24 am

Hi Guys most cats here know me.
Im Mark, live in a Village called Newtonhill,which is 10 miles south of Aberdeen,in bonnie Scotland.
Been A huge fan since i first bought Runaway boys. Long time ago now.

I work as a nurse in Aberdeen's second hospital,Woodend. I have Crohns disease,from the age of 8. And have a ileostomy for that,also on a strong drug for that. Was ill 3 years back, but settled now, just heavier.

I converted the largest bedrom into my hi-fi room, for my stereo,and thats where i chill. I drive a corsa sri,which is silver. Treated my self to a Suzuki gs500f in march,been over 20 years since i last rode a bike! having trouble touching the ground though.

I have been with Sharon for over 4 years now,and we have a ginger cat called Levi. Sharon also works as a nurse.

My happiest moment was,getting back stage in Glasgow to meet Brian. Awsome.

Eh i also love my footie, Forfar Athletic.

Will see you cats At London, Manchester, Glasgow, and Dublin.

Take care.........................Mark.
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PostSubject: Re: Pop! New room!!   Thu Jun 26, 2008 1:15 pm

Hey Geoff - I am so glad you have CDs available - I will be adding one to my collection. I still love your cover of "White Lightning" Smile


I am Naithalene - most people can't say my name, so they call me "Maybelline", so I get called that alot Smile I am here in Detroit and am glad to be on the boards with so many Setzer fans all over!
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PostSubject: Re: Pop! New room!!   Thu Jun 26, 2008 2:24 pm

Hi I'm Jon(athan). Born in 1963 and raised in Chiswick, West London.

Trained as a navigation officer in the merchant navy. Got disillusioned in 1986 and went to Denmark for a bit of sabbatical. Spent a couple of years there and then a year in Iceland, before finally settling down in Denmark.

Been married for 13 (13 my god!) years to Dorthe, have 2 sons, Chris(11) and Carsten(6) and a Labrador - King.

I work in the oil industry and am responsible for the maintenance painting of about 50 offshore assets.

My first musical memories are from around the middle of the 70's T-Rex, The Sweet, Suzie Quatro etc. Then the advent of punk. Then..... STRAY CATS. Followed all The Brians projects through the years and have seen the cats a few times. I am still waiting to see the BSO for the first time.
Don't play any instruments although I have sung with a couple of bands (for fun).

Looking forward to meeting up with like minded people in Copenhagen and possibly London.

Have a rockin' summer.

Madman (no the)
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PostSubject: Re: Pop! New room!!   Sun Jul 06, 2008 1:21 am

Hi all
Jon here (not jonathon)
Im pushing 40 with 3 kids and a wife of 15 years.
Ive been a chef for almost 20 years now living in the midwest us (near st louis). I grew up playing hockey and piano but switched to watching hockey and playing guitar,and a little harmonica. Starting to look for people to put a band together now.
I can quote the Blues Brothers movie word for word. weird I know Rolling Eyes
I consider myself to be a self proclaimed musicologist of music I like,(thats not really supose to make sense i dont think)
Ive been a Straycats/ Setzer fan since he first hit the scene in the 80s.

Nice to meet you all
Jon/Alka
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PostSubject: Re: Pop! New room!!   Mon Jul 07, 2008 11:03 am

Frenchyfab wrote:
Hello,
I'm Fabienne (i was there this morning, but i wasn't introduce myself, it was not polite so I come back) I come from the North of France on the DDAY Beaches.
Despite to the French cosmetics, I'm 43, and I always had The cats in my head since I was a teenager.
I'm married to a Tattoo Maniac, we got 3 daughters ( one 6 and 2 twins aged 3, they are the cutest things in the world) and a Harley -the name of our dog- in the garage (at the time having fun in the garden).
I can't participate more often to that Forum due to my English but I enjoy it.
Long life to Rock'n'roll!
Frenchyfab
Does it show my English is so bad?


Dont worry about your english, yours is better than alot of people here in america. No one is here to judge you on your language skills. I assume its your second language which I only have one.
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PostSubject: Re: Pop! New room!!   Fri Jul 18, 2008 11:21 am

Thank you Alka for your kind words.
My english is not so bad?
cheers Here comes appetite again
I think I can eat 4 chickens ... Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Pop! New room!!   Tue Jul 22, 2008 12:07 am

Hello, everyone!

I'm Chris. Born in North Dakota, grew up in Minnesota. Was a hockey player, and many other sports, but hockey's my favorite. I'm a huge fan of college hockey (Go Sioux!), and like Alka-Setzer, I mostly just watch nowadays (and The Blues Brothers is my favorite movie!).

I didn't really get into music all that much until I turned 12 or 13, when I dug out some of my mom's Aerosmith and Van Halen CDs. From there, I really got into rock, mostly '70s (man... wish I coulda grew up in the '70s). I knew my dad was a big Rolling Stones fan, so I became one, too. In fact, for a long time they were my favorite band - until one day in the car at work, I heard a song on the radio.

"Dad, who's this?" I said. He told me he went to see the Stones in Minneapolis* in '82, and the Stray Cats opened.

That was it. Now, the Stones are 2nd in my book, only to the Stray Cats!

ROCKABILLY RULES!

*EDIT - True, in '82?
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