Episode 12: The Cars In Concert

Episode 12: The Cars In Concert

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The Cars have been declared by some to be “the worst concert of the 80s,” but Dave and Donna disagree! Tune in to hear our discussion on what made The Cars a great live show. Donna is also looking for anyone who can send her a convincing audio of Benjamin singing, “You need a hit, you need a slug”… because she is 100% convinced he says, “su-uck” in every recording of “Cruiser” she’s heard — in spite of what it says in Lyrics and Prose. Haha!

Oh, and if you’re a male over the age of 50, Dave’s got a special PSA just for you (yeesh!).

 

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/nightthoughtsthecarspodcast/2017/09/30/night-thoughts-the-cars-podcast-ep-12-in-concert

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Lyrics: A Little Mind Working

A Little Mind Working (written by Benjamin Orr and John Kalishes ©1993)

 

I heard you screaming deep in my dreams

No sense in sleeping, max my machine again, my friend

I heard you breathing, I know it was you

Such heavy breathing left me speechless too, my friend

 

I know you’re watching and hiding from view

I feel your frustration and I’m walking new

I feel your frustration, I’m watching you, yeah

 

I heard it’s healing, an eye for an eye

Do me I’ll do you, out from the side again, my friend

 

I heard you crying alone in the dark

A little mind working, a big broken heart

And I know you’re watching, I’m watching you, yeah

 

I know you’re watching… I’m watching you

 

I heard you screaming deep in my dreams

No sense in sleeping, max my machine again, my friend

I heard you breathing, I know it was you

Such heavy breathing left me speechless too, my friend

 

And I heard you crying alone in the dark,

A little mind working, a big broken heart

And I know you’re watching, I’m watching you

 

I know you’re out there and hiding from view

I feel your frustration and I’m out here too

I feel your frustration, I’m watching you, yeah

I’m watching you

You know I’m watching, too, yeah

And “Panorama” makes three!

I announced several weeks ago that I was invited to do some writing for Joe Milliken, biographer for Benjamin Orr, and his diverse website, Standing Room Only. I’ve been working on a short series of reviews about the current reissuing of The Cars’ back-catalog, including the debut album in 1999, and the recent expanded editions of Candy-O and Panorama, released in July of 2017.

The final piece was published this weekend, so I am providing links to all three reviews down below (all photos courtesy of Joe Milliken). Hope you enjoy them, and be sure to like the Standing Room Only Facebook page to keep up with Joe’s excellent articles on arts and entertainment in the greater New England area and across the nation!

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First up: I took a look back at the 1999 The Cars Deluxe Edition:

http://standing-room-only.info/column/review/joe-milliken/cd-review-looking-back-rhino-records-release-cars-deluxe-edition

 

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Then I examined the 2017 ‘expanded edition’ of Candy-O to see how it measured up to the deluxe treatment:

http://standing-room-only.info/column/review/joe-milliken/album-review-rhino-records-expanded-edition-cars-candy-o

 

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And finally, I went through the Panorama expanded edition and shared my thoughts:

http://standing-room-only.info/column/review/joe-milliken/album-review-rhino-records-expanded-edition-cars-panorama

 

 

I’ve got one more assignment coming up (a review of The Cars Live at the Agora 1978) and then we’ll see where we go from there. I’m excited for the possibilities! As always, I’d love to hear your thoughts; comment below or find me on Facebook or Twitter.

Episode 11: What if…?

EP11Move Like This is a terrific album, no doubt about it. Unfortunately, it was recorded more than ten years after the death of Benjamin Orr. But what if he was still alive? Dave and Donna discuss the likelihood of Benjamin’s participation in the reunion, how the surviving members honored Benjamin’s memory, and we take a look at how the album may have turned out differently with his unique contributions. A couple of great call-ins and an email question about Benjamin’s unreleased tracks round out the show.

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Just a heads up: our next episode is scheduled for Friday, September 29, 2017, when we’ll be talking about how The Cars came across in a live show. Were you lucky enough to see them play? Email your thoughts and experiences to us at nightthoughtspodcast@gmail.com and we’ll read them on the air!

Also, don’t forget to check out our teepublic page for a variety of one-of-a-kind Cars shirts and memorabilia for sale. Some VERY cool stuff there!

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Episode 10: It had to be addressed.

Dave and Donna dive into the “dark side” of the Fanorama and expose some “batshit crazy” elements hiding among Cars’ fans: the power people, the groupies, and the BENIACS.

A few additional delights from this show include insights from a caller about some of Benjamin’s touring preferences and Dave’s epiphany regarding Donna’s true identity. Also, don’t miss the chance to get some cool and unique NiGHT THOUGHTS Cars gear from teepublic.com!

http://tobtr.com/10250099

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