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Oh, Alvin!

Listening to the music of Alvin Lee keeps me up late every night and fills my days with delight. I thought I would be "over it" by now, but the feeling just gets stronger.

Every hour I hold myself in check because I am tempted to flood this community board with posts describing my passion for his music and especially his vocals.

Today, I am giving in to temptation.

Love, love, love, love, love you, Mr. Lee.

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Girl, you have got it bad. And I totally understand, believe me. I just keep some of the details of my own feelings about Alvin more to myself around here than I used to years ago. ;-) I'm not so sure the board would survive the complete candor of both of us on this subject at the same time, anyway, ha ha, and I'm currently recovering from a lot of personal melodrama, so haven't always had the energy to enthuse openly to the old degree. But... let's just say I still adore Alvin and his fabulously soul-stirring music, and always will.

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his music had the same affect on me & I'm a dude.
But I never creamed my jeans.

Peace,
DLM

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Hey Laurie. I can sense that you are being discreet about your feelings re Alvin as well:)

I think I have been heroically reserved on this board out of respect for all. If I wrote what I really feel.... well, let's just say it is a good thing I am remembering that in polite society we must have boundaries.

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Well, Dale, that's certainly being succinct on the subject, LOL.

Quote: DLM3201
his music had the same affect on me & I'm a dude.
But I never creamed my jeans.

Peace,
DLM

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DLM, you kill me. I can't stop laughing. It is quite moving and sweet to know that you have such a profound reaction to Alvin's music.

I see you totally get the effect Alvin has on me. :)

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Oooh girl, imagine the psychedelic clouds of smoke and steam billowing forth from the board if we BOTH really let loose about Alvin, eh? It doesn't bear thinking of...or does it? Cacklesque evil grin. :-)

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precise expression without wasted words



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Peace,
DLM

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Beautiful

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That's it exactly!!! Yoweeee!! :-)

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My dear Laurie, please don't tempt me as my self control is fragile. I have a tendency to get ridiculously carried away. I don't want to be hooted off the board yet. :)

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Alvin has the ability to bring out the worst.. eh, best in us, regardless of gender or age. Just put me in a car with some of his smoking hot rockers on the stereo and I'll show you what "ridiculously carried away" really means..

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Great words that describe an Alvin performance perfectly.... but, just as an fyi, Bob didn't meant them to relate to Alvin. Bob Masse did this poster to advertise rock poster show. The image of Alvin that he used is the same one he used for two separate posters advertising concerts in 1972.

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Peace,
DLM

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I got that the words were about the art show, and Alvin was just a symbolic decoration. I just thought Dale was trying to get Robin and me riled up with a funky fab picture of Alvin! ;-)

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Same here, only on my broomstick!! ;-)

Quote: Borje
Alvin has the ability to bring out the worst.. eh, best in us, regardless of gender or age. Just put me in a car with some of his smoking hot rockers on the stereo and I'll show you what "ridiculously carried away" really means..

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Hi Laurie. Last night, DLM got me riled up in more than one way over his messages-- all good. That picture is absolutely gorgeous. And Alvin's face.... No words needed. I am still cracking up over the other comment. :)

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That's my guess too. But Bob Masse is a friend so I had to clarify.

Quote: Laurie
I got that the words were about the art show, and Alvin was just a symbolic decoration. I just thought Dale was trying to get Robin and me riled up with a funky fab picture of Alvin! ;-)

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Borje, I can hear it/ see it now.

I should put better speakers in my car but I just know I would end up getting too many tickets for blasting Alvin.

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Well ... Alvin's music is certainly no one night stand.
The gift that keeps giving.
His music (at minimal) makes you happy and want to move.
Certainly us guys are were/are glad Alvin is not immediately available to our girlfriends (or girl strangers) and pleased to stand in for him when necessary.
Thanks a million Alvin.
Lots of happiness, joy, and appreciation of being alive...his gift has transended teens to 60's for me..ha..with still the same effect.
His art is timeless.

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Hi Dennis. What a charming tribute to Mr. Lee. I have a feeling that your own girl is missing nothing by having you in her life.

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Ha ggod one.
Back in the TYA days I knew a lot of chicks that were enthralled with Robert Plant & his cucumber pants.
After seeing TYA live they would have gladly sacrificed themselves to Alvin.
Some still feel that way today.

Peace,
DLM

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I am not on that list of women. I am still holding out for true love. But I will admit that listening to & looking at Alvin Lee is weakening my resolve. :)

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Don't get me wrong-- I would happily molest Alvin if he wanted me to . :)

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When I heard Alvin, I thought, Wow! Time to s#!t or get off the pot! Almost every day, for 3 years, 6 hrs. a day practicing my rear off. Springtime, after baseball practice, summer, after football practice, fall, after basketball practice, etc. When I got my A.A. Degree at18, (long story), I finally joined a "proper" band to make $$ with. As long as I have my wits, health, and a guitar, I'll survive!

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Hi Dave, you just inspired me to get back to serious dance drills. Nothing like practicing several hours per day to keep it sharp and artistic.

I hope you enjoyed -- or is it still enjoying?? -- your time with the "proper band".

Music is life!

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Oh yeah, Robin. I got a 3 piece (my son drums), and my old bass player from back in the day. No more opening for REO or Foghat, etc., but playing bars and casinos in the Pacific Northwest. Don't get me started on guitars; let's just say I have 4 electric, 2 acoustic, and a bedroom full of Marshall cabinets and heads. I really have to sell these, I don't ever use them. I think they're mad at me and are plotting against me!

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Hey Dave. It is difficult to let go of old friends. My house is also filled with drums and guitars belonging to my son who is now an opera singer. I am saving them for my grandchildren, if I ever am lucky enough to have any.

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Same here. Got a 32yr. old son whose stepsister (same mother, first wife), has a daughter. She calls me PaPa, which kills me! No official grandkids, but it's ok! Since my second wife died in'02, I realized that life's too short, even if you're 55. As I am. TMI?

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Dearest Dave, it is a pleasure to get to know you better. Our experiences make us who we are and enrich all of us, especially when we let people into our lives. I am sorry for your loss. I hope you are happy in your life these days. I will be 60 next month and I feel better than ever.

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Enough of this beating around the bush, ladies - why don't you tell us in graphic detail how Alvin affects you, complete with fantasy and dream sequences?

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Hey Don, I am down for that but I don't think Toni would allow it for one second. It's her job to keep this place classy. :)

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Actually, I've pretty much gotten the picture. I was kidding.

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Of course you were and so was I. BTW-- I appreciate your use of the word
"ladies", especially given some of my unladylike comments. And for the record... I have already been as graphic as I will ever be in mixed company. I am mortified that I gave the impression there might be more to come.


Just kidding. I know that whatever I put out there can be misconstrued and it is up to me to rectify it.

Alvin Lee Forever!

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and I feel better than ever.
Same here. Age is just a stupid number. I felt old more times when I was younger than I do today. My goal is to pass 100, so I'll start getting invitations to daycare centers and schools, like some old folks get over here. I will show up, rest assured..

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To me, all women are ladies unless proven otherwise. There have been extreme exceptions where I have been pushed beyond the bounds of common courtesy toward women - the Wicked Witch of Rosemont is a good example - but generally, I maintain gentlemanly behavior. Mama raised me right.

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Hi Borje. Good to hear that you are finding joy in your life, no matter what your age.

To be honest, as a woman, it was a shock when the younger men no longer turned their heads as I walked by. No woman looks forward to losing that lovely feeling. But, it is a part of life and has to be accepted. For me, that is the only downside of getting older. But, on the other hand, when a man does give me his attention, I rarely have to wonder if he is interested in me or "it".

I, too, look forward to all the joys of geezerhood. I only hope my arthritis doesn't get much worse than it already is. :)

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Quote: Don B.
... Mama raised me right.


She most certainly did. You are a gentleman of the old school.

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Why, thank you, Robin - it is a high compliment and I hope to live up to it.

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Uh-oh. I was walking past a group of high school students at an outdoor umbrella-table in front a local cafe recently, when one of the boys flippantly asked me if I had any acid. He'd clearly pegged me by my general appearance (still often wear funky, colorful threads & jewelry with my long hair & wire-rims) to be an old hippie. I popped back with "Not any more!", which he seemed to find hugely entertaining. He then asked me for my phone number, at which point I eschewed further banter (such as the very tempting impulse to say "Laddie, I'm old enough to be your grandmother", which, in any case, he had to have grasped already) and sailed on past. Of course, this waggish young hippersnapper was "playing to the crowd" of his friends, but while certainly full of himself and definitely insolent, his tone was actually teasing and flirtatious rather than merely mocking. Whew. ;-) I was somewhat gratified to note that he seemed a wee bit titillated by the exchange, and was assured that I apparently still possess some degree of coolness factor. However, when I'm out with my nearly 30-year-old daughter, she's the one turning the most heads, and that's as it should be. :-)

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Hi Borje. Good to hear that you are finding joy in your life, no matter what your age.

To be honest, as a woman, it was a shock when the younger men no longer turned their heads as I walked by. No woman looks forward to losing that lovely feeling. But, it is a part of life and has to be accepted. For me, that is the only downside of getting older. But, on the other hand, when a man does give me his attention, I rarely have to wonder if he is interested in me or "it".

I, too, look forward to all the joys of geezerhood. I only hope my arthritis doesn't get much worse than it already is. :)

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You go Girl! Flirting is fun.

I always wanted a daughter and felt the loss deeply until I was blessed with a spectacular daughter-in-law. I couldn't have created a more perfect woman for my son if I tried. I now have a 17 year old niece who calls me her best friend and has emailed me 15 to 50 times a day since we connected two years ago. She brings the greatest joy into my life. And in three weeks I will have a new daughter-in- law who appears to be another perfect match for my youngest son. I feel incredibly blessed. All three of my girls are beauties and the men get whiplash when they pass by.

Again, I must emphasize that looks are not all that important and they are beautiful on the inside as well.

One of the great advantages of Latin dancing is that Hispanic/Latino men flirt with woman of any age. Apparently in Mexico they have a saying-- "the older the hen, the richer the broth.". hahahaha.

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Oh yes, Hispanic men can be big flirts. Some of the older ones do it with real finesse and a kind of courtly gallantry. I recall one mature Latino waiter in particular in a Greek diner in Manhattan several years ago who had a real field day with my mom, daughter, and me. Some of the younger caballeros are shameless, however. And then there are the ITALIAN men... :-)

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Laurie, do you remember back in the day when men would whistle at girls walking down the street? I think women ruined a good thing by discouraging this. When I was about 15, I suggested a contest with my friend over who could get the most whistles. We separated and walked down opposite sides of the street. I easily won that contest, but my friend was not very happy with me after that. Oops.

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As a tall leggy blonde with long hair, I got whistles and catcalls well into middle age-- sometimes even with my specs on, though I often left them off. I still get some, I must admit. I cannot tell a lie! :-)

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Laurie, do you remember back in the day when men would whistle at girls walking down the street? I think women ruined a good thing by discouraging this. When I was about 15, I suggested a contest with my friend over who could get the most whistles. We separated and walked down opposite sides of the street. I easily won that contest, but my friend was not very happy with me after that. Oops.

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Yeah, we brunettes know all about you tall, leggy blondes with long hair. Fortunately for me, I am not the envious type. I love it when other women get theirs!

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