The official significance of my tag line is that it's from a song from 1966:
Dirty Water, performed by The Standells (Ed Cobb)
I'm gonna tell you a story
I'm gonna tell you about my town
I'm gonna tell you a big bad story, baby
Aww, it's all about my town
Yeah, down by the river
Down by the banks of the river Charles (aw, that's what's happenin' baby)
That's where you'll find me
Along with lovers, fuggers, and thieves (aw, but they're cool people)
Well I love that dirty water
Oh, Boston, you're my home (oh, you're the Number One place)
Frustrated women (I mean they're frustrated)
Have to be in by twelve o'clock (oh, that's a shame)
But I'm wishin' and a-hopin, oh
That just once those doors weren't locked (I like to save time for my baby to walk around)
Well I love that dirty water
Oh, Boston, you're my home (oh, yeah)
Because I love that dirty water
Oh, oh, Boston, you're my home (oh, yeah)
Well, I love that dirty water (I love it, baby)
I love that dirty water (I love Baw-stun)
I love that dirty water (Have you heard about the Strangler?)
I love that dirty water (I'm the man, I'm the man)
I love that dirty water (Owww!)
I love that dirty water (Come on, come on) [fade]
I have just started on this site today and am pleased to see so many abuzz
members that I like and respect.
I have been on abuzz for over two years and intend to remain there also for as long as that site is operational.
Abuzz has meant a great deal to me despite the 'crashes' and the apparent wish of management to let it die a slow death. My belief, incidentally, is that NYT management gave up on Abuzz a long time ago but didn't have the courage or integrity to pull the plug. So, they seek to let it die of starvation. (I suspect they have been surprised at the stubborn loyalty of so many abuzzers)
I will not say or do any thing that will encourage abuzzers to leave and I will not do anything to hasten its demise.
I hope it's possible to maintain that position and still be welcome here.
Thanks, jespah. Did you type the words from memory (if so, I'm extremely impressed)?
It's my time frame but I don't remember the song at all (maybe it's a Boston thing?). But then, I don't remember lots of things any more.
You are welcome here, jjorge. No worries.
Heh, I got the words from a site, but I'm pleasantly surprised I knew 'em, and correctly at that.
Agreed, jjorge. I believe and hope that there's a place for both sites, on the Internet and in the hearts of our users.
Jes - heard a 1930's variant of 'your' song last night on a blues program - love that muddy water!
Leave Abuzz??? No way, dude ... at least not before I get my money's worth.
<i think they were operatin' on penlight batteries again this a.m. -- i finally gave up after 227 attempts to get on>
Yeah, they were goofy this a.m., then got better.
(Edit: "gooft" --> "goofy")
- you need to get a hobby other than counting attempts to get onto Abuzz!
Well, eBeth, I should probably try my hand at crocheting -- I figger I could've done a doily or two while waitin' around this a.m.
Besides which, thanks to the time change, I was up at 4 o'clock.
I didn't know Debacle was Samuel Clemens!
When did THIS happen?
Why wasn't I told?
Deb, you know they have programs now that help rabbits kick the habit.
Hi everyone, It's me Ethel. I've taken this opportunity to change my name. I've always felt the name "Ethel" didn't suit me, but once started, it seemed to late to change it. I know this may be an adjustment for some to make, but it's all for the best.
Now, everyone, time to sing -
Her name was Lola
she was a show girl
Or, if you prefer -
I asked her her name and in a background voice she said,
"Lola, L-O-L-A, Lola, Lo-lo-lo-la-Lola!"
Just messin' with ya. :-D
So, is this approval of my new, much more accurate name?
Good. How about the avatar? It seems to go with Lola. I couldn't resist. But don't anyone get any big ideas.