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#1 User is offline   Dean Adam Smithee 

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Posted 10 July 2019 - 08:24 PM

In my particular niche - Industrial Automation with an emphasis on Security and Life Safety - I have a 100% PERFECT record. But you'll never hear about it.

"If it Bleeds, it leads". THAT's what makes the news. The Smithee Org - full credit to ALL my people - has never made the news.
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Posted 10 July 2019 - 11:10 PM

Fame ain't all it's cracked up to be. If it ever came to a choice between fame or fortune, I'd grab fortune so fast it'd make your head spin.

Of course I've never experienced fame on a "rock star" level like Jagger or Springsteen or McCartney. Not even on a "second-tier" rock star level like, say, the guys in Brownsville Station or Black Oak Arkansas. But I did have a certain level of "local" notoriety for several years and I assure you, it was mostly a pain in the ass. I mean, sure, you get a lotta "dates" and lots of guys in bars buying you beers, but otherwise it's mostly local losers trying desperately to be your buddy when you just wanna be left alone.

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Posted 10 July 2019 - 11:17 PM

That what you wrote is so true, and I get mad because like the movie stars and people in sports, I cannot get the news coverage they get.

When I hear one of them saying something I don't agree with, they will never hear my (our) sid.

They are the privileged people and yet they complain about life and we work out butts off and have a hard time sometimes in life, appreciate what we have more than most of them do.
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Posted 11 July 2019 - 12:47 AM

View PostDean Adam Smithee, on 10 July 2019 - 08:24 PM, said:

In my particular niche - Industrial Automation with an emphasis on Security and Life Safety - I have a 100% PERFECT record. But you'll never hear about it.

"If it Bleeds, it leads". THAT's what makes the news. The Smithee Org - full credit to ALL my people - has never made the news.


I've been in the paper and TV news several times because of my work, but I agree, I have zero desire to be famous. Noteworthy in my field is something else, but 'famous' in the media/culture context, nope. I wish to be invisible.

Well, until I lead the charge of the 300 up Capital Hill to retake our government once the U.S. has gone fascist. :ph34r: :P
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Posted 11 July 2019 - 08:25 AM

My goal is to be anonymously famous.


(Kind of like Sabo, that LA guerrilla artist.)

I love this one

another good one

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Posted 11 July 2019 - 09:44 AM

I was on Candid Camera once. They came to my school when I was in either kindergarten or first grade (probably first grade), so that works out to being, well, about 45 or 46 years ago.

They picked out me and a girl out of our class to do one of their "Candid Kids" segments together. Obviously, I don't remember much about something that happened so long ago when I was still only about six, but when Allen Funt asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I said a boxer and that I was going to beat up Muhammad Ali for being mean to Joe Frazier.
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Posted 11 July 2019 - 11:07 AM

View PostMontyPython, on 10 July 2019 - 11:10 PM, said:

Fame ain't all it's cracked up to be. If it ever came to a choice between fame or fortune, I'd grab fortune so fast it'd make your head spin.

Of course I've never experienced fame on a "rock star" level like Jagger or Springsteen or McCartney. Not even on a "second-tier" rock star level like, say, the guys in Brownsville Station or Black Oak Arkansas. But I did have a certain level of "local" notoriety for several years and I assure you, it was mostly a pain in the ass. I mean, sure, you get a lotta "dates" and lots of guys in bars buying you beers, but otherwise it's mostly local losers trying desperately to be your buddy when you just wanna be left alone.

:hairpull:

Black Oak Arkansas brings back college memories of KAAY Little Rock as they boosted their signal at 11pm and played hard rock music. They opened with Frijid Pink's version of House of the Rising Sun and they played a lot of BOA songs!
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Posted 11 July 2019 - 11:41 AM

View PostBookdoc, on 11 July 2019 - 11:07 AM, said:

Black Oak Arkansas brings back college memories of KAAY Little Rock as they boosted their signal at 11pm and played hard rock music. They opened with Frijid Pink's version of House of the Rising Sun and they played a lot of BOA songs!


"Jim Dandy to the rescue...Jim Dandy to the rescue...Jim Dandy to the rescue...GO Jim Dandy, GO JIM DANDY..."

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Posted 11 July 2019 - 05:24 PM

View PostMontyPython, on 11 July 2019 - 11:41 AM, said:

"Jim Dandy to the rescue...Jim Dandy to the rescue...Jim Dandy to the rescue...GO Jim Dandy, GO JIM DANDY..."

:woohoo:

Oh, Uncle Lijah, Uncle Lijah, he's still alive...
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Posted 11 July 2019 - 06:03 PM

View PostBookdoc, on 11 July 2019 - 05:24 PM, said:

Oh, Uncle Lijah, Uncle Lijah, he's still alive...


From their first album, right? Of course I mean the first BOA album. They released one earlier album when they were still called "Knowbody Else", didn't they?

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Posted 11 July 2019 - 06:28 PM



Full credit to Bowie as a songwriter but MUCH MORE a fan of Jackson Browne. However much I disagree with his politics, I think he nailed it with...


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Posted 11 July 2019 - 07:15 PM

View PostDean Adam Smithee, on 11 July 2019 - 06:28 PM, said:

Full credit to Bowie as a songwriter...


Then let's give full credit to John Lennon too (and Carlos Alomar, for that matter), who both helped write that song.


View PostDean Adam Smithee, on 11 July 2019 - 06:28 PM, said:

...but MUCH MORE a fan of Jackson Browne. However much I disagree with his politics, I think he nailed it with...


I love that song too.

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Posted 11 July 2019 - 08:54 PM

I miss Bowie. :(
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Posted 11 July 2019 - 10:15 PM

View PostHowsithangin, on 11 July 2019 - 08:54 PM, said:

I miss Bowie. :(


"Space Oddity" is in my repertoire.

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 06:26 AM


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Posted 12 July 2019 - 08:20 AM

View PostMontyPython, on 10 July 2019 - 11:10 PM, said:

Fame ain't all it's cracked up to be. If it ever came to a choice between fame or fortune, I'd grab fortune so fast it'd make your head spin.

Of course I've never experienced fame on a "rock star" level like Jagger or Springsteen or McCartney. Not even on a "second-tier" rock star level like, say, the guys in Brownsville Station or Black Oak Arkansas. But I did have a certain level of "local" notoriety for several years and I assure you, it was mostly a pain in the ass. I mean, sure, you get a lotta "dates" and lots of guys in bars buying you beers, but otherwise it's mostly local losers trying desperately to be your buddy when you just wanna be left alone.

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Wow! Pulling that stuff out of the waaay back machine! I actually saw BOA in my hometown (back before Tommy Aldridge left the band) . Great show.
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Posted 12 July 2019 - 09:25 AM

View PostTea Party Hooligan, on 12 July 2019 - 08:20 AM, said:

Wow! Pulling that stuff out of the waaay back machine! I actually saw BOA in my hometown (back before Tommy Aldridge left the band) . Great show.


Yeah, I saw both of those bands in concert (and a jillion others.) Back in those days even poor kids like me could go to pretty much every concert tour that came to town, because tickets were so cheap. Sheesh, I saw Aerosmith for $2 back in '73 or thereabouts. They weren't superstars yet, but still - Areosmith for two bucks? They cost a little more nowadays.

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 05:46 PM

View PostMontyPython, on 10 July 2019 - 11:10 PM, said:

Fame ain't all it's cracked up to be. If it ever came to a choice between fame or fortune, I'd grab fortune so fast it'd make your head spin.

Of course I've never experienced fame on a "rock star" level like Jagger or Springsteen or McCartney. Not even on a "second-tier" rock star level like, say, the guys in Brownsville Station or Black Oak Arkansas. But I did have a certain level of "local" notoriety for several years and I assure you, it was mostly a pain in the ass. I mean, sure, you get a lotta "dates" and lots of guys in bars buying you beers, but otherwise it's mostly local losers trying desperately to be your buddy when you just wanna be left alone.

:hairpull:


One of the best musician "stories" I've ever heard was Arlo Guthrie describing pretty much the same thing; He's sitting in a bar just wanting to be left alone, and a wannabee songwriter keeps pestering him to listen to a song. It's on the intro to:


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Posted 12 July 2019 - 07:44 PM

I notice Adam you said famous, but said nothing about infamous...just sayin. ;)
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Posted 12 July 2019 - 08:14 PM

 Severian, on 12 July 2019 - 07:44 PM, said:

I notice Adam you said famous, but said nothing about infamous...just sayin. ;)

He achieved one of them
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