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My musical talents limit me to being an assistant cowbell ringer, at best.
 
Posts: 1022 | Location: Columbus, TX | Registered: June 25, 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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i already called dibs on cowbell for don't fear the reaper.


We're going to do the New Christy Minstrels version of Reaper. Just for you, David.
 
Posts: 2555 | Location: The Great State of Texas | Registered: December 26, 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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the band was excellent again this year. way better than johnny green and the greenmen.
 
Posts: 1244 | Location: houston, texas, u.s.a. | Registered: October 19, 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Thank you for the kind words, Mr. Newell. But, alas, we're no Echo and the Bunnymen. Or perhaps that should be "at last".
 
Posts: 1208 | Location: Amarillo, Texas, USA | Registered: March 15, 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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but you guys clearly satisfy those of us who "want to rock."
 
Posts: 1244 | Location: houston, texas, u.s.a. | Registered: October 19, 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Well, thanks for the kind words, Mr. Newell. Coming from a music afficionado such as yourself, that means something to me. I just wonder how we compare to Britany?

But really, it's all about AP. He is the epicenter. I read that in his new book. Me, Scotty Ray, Dr. D, Don, Sarah and Erik are just hanging on for dear life (musically speaking) as AP leads us down the trail.

AP is an exemplary and phenomenal bassist who guides the band well.

Probably because of his investigatory experience, his psychokinetic interviewing skills and his keen powers of observation, it is AP who always asks the probing questions at rehearsals, like:

1. Why aren't we all playing this song in the same key?

2. Is this the same key we played the song in last time?

3. Where are the trumpet, sax and trombone players in the TDCAA membership and why won't they come forward and join the band? MR. S.A. PROSECUTOR THIS MEANS YOU!!!!!!
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Posts: 2555 | Location: The Great State of Texas | Registered: December 26, 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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the band was excellent again this year. way better than johnny green and the greenmen.


Who, pray tell, are johnny green and the greenmen?
 
Posts: 2555 | Location: The Great State of Texas | Registered: December 26, 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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they were the band on the casino boat. highlights included:

-a bass player with long, feathered back green hair
-a bring-the-house-down (at least that was intended) version of the theme from batman to commemorate their sole appearance on the batman TV show
-a version of "rockytop" featuring a synth banjo and yes, clogging.
 
Posts: 1244 | Location: houston, texas, u.s.a. | Registered: October 19, 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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they were the band on the casino boat. highlights included:

-a bass player with long, feathered back green hair
-a bring-the-house-down (at least that was intended) version of the theme from batman to commemorate their sole appearance on the batman TV show
-a version of "rockytop" featuring a synth banjo and yes, clogging.


Jeez, how old was the band? If they appeared on Batman, then they would be, like, as old as Fred Felcman. Like really old.

Did Fred join in the clogging on Rockytop? He's a clogger from way back. Comes from a long line of Fort Bend County Cloggers, from what I understand.
 
Posts: 2555 | Location: The Great State of Texas | Registered: December 26, 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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they've been through several lineups since their batman heyday, and johnny green tries to obscure his age with the aforementioned green hair dye.

fred did not clog.
 
Posts: 1244 | Location: houston, texas, u.s.a. | Registered: October 19, 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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It's threads like these, David, that make you revisit choices you made as a young child. For example, I had the opportunity to take clogging lessons as a child, but I thought that it was "foolish" and a waste of time. Instead, I studied the violin, tap dancing, and later, square dancing.

Almost forty years later, I read a post like yours and I see the error of my ways. I could have been out on that riverboat (technically, bay boat in this case) clogging the night away to the hit sounds of Johnny Green et al and impressing the Fort Bend contingent with those long ago honed clogging skills.

That erroneous decision not to take clogging lessons has haunted me since childhood. That is probably the #1 reason I am not a federal judge.

Teach your children, people. Teach your children.

So whilst you were digging the hip sounds of Johnny Green, the TDCAA had a great band making a return appearance at our annual for the umpteenth time, namely, Duck Soup. They didn't play the batman theme. Dang, them fellers are good! None of Duck Soup had green hair and I didn't see any clogging going on either.

My kind of band.
 
Posts: 2555 | Location: The Great State of Texas | Registered: December 26, 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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if it weren't for the company i was in, i'd already be revisiting my choices from the evening of september 27th.
 
Posts: 1244 | Location: houston, texas, u.s.a. | Registered: October 19, 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Since we are talking about great performances in Corpus, your lecture on Court of Criminal Appeals and Supreme Court cases was, well, supreme. I printed out your materials from the cd and was very pleased with how detailed AND USEFUL your lecture materials are.

Very useful to your fellow prosecutors. And a great lecture.

Nonetheless, in spite of the above laudatory comments, I dare you to change your user name to SCOTUS. In honor of your subject of expertise.
 
Posts: 2555 | Location: The Great State of Texas | Registered: December 26, 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I think "SCOTUS" is my name in Latin.
 
Posts: 1208 | Location: Amarillo, Texas, USA | Registered: March 15, 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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thanks for the kind words, greg. having read some of the comments people wrote about it, it's hard for me to agree with you. despite the fact that the majority of the comments were effusive, some of the things people say are truly heartbreaking.
 
Posts: 1244 | Location: houston, texas, u.s.a. | Registered: October 19, 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I know what you mean, David. No matter how many kind remarks you get, there is always someone saying exactly the OPPOSITE. It's as if people saw two different presentations. It keeps us all humble and working that much harder.
 
Posts: 7858 | Location: Georgetown, Texas | Registered: January 25, 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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They must be intimidated by your brilliance, David, or unable to understand a great legal lecture presentation when they see one. IMHO

And they must have not printed your excellent materials that were contained on the TDCAA cd. When I saw how many pages your lecture material was, I thought "Jeez, how long did this guy spend analyzing this material?". A long time, obviously. BTW, the first thing I did when I got back to work after Corpus was print yours and JB's lecture materials. Both are nothing but excellence for those of us in the trenches.

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Posts: 2555 | Location: The Great State of Texas | Registered: December 26, 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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The Supreme Court stuff was all me, including the comparison of the Supreme Court cases to Texas law, but I also got a lot of help from John Stride and Jeff Van Horn on the Court of Criminal Appeals stuff. They had each prepared a paper touching on many of the same cases, so I synthesized those case notes and combined them with my own reasearch. Without their help the paper would've taken me another month and there would've been no powerpoint.
 
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"Stranglehold" Ted "The Nuge" Nugent

[At least I didn't say "Whippin' Post" by the Allman Brothers.]
 
Posts: 1244 | Location: houston, texas, u.s.a. | Registered: October 19, 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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All 42 minutes of it? Don will have to sub in while I go get a drink and use the restroom. Twice.
 
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