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Friday, July 27, 2012

Ellis Valentine & The Infinite Playlist

Let Big Hair & Plastic Grass author Dan Epstein and 70s Expos great Ellis Valentine add some funk to your Friday! A multi-media musical presentation.

djordan Posted: July 27, 2012 at 12:20 PM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: ellis valentine, dan epstein, expos, history, mlb

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   1. Der-K: downgraded to lurker Posted: July 27, 2012 at 01:26 PM (#4193742)
I would listen to this mixtape. Heck, I have almost all this stuff already - not exactly obscure picks - but good, good songs.
   2. djordan Posted: July 27, 2012 at 01:29 PM (#4193750)
Well, this is the best of his best. Sure, not that random, but I was surprised at the depth of his knowledge of music. The man knows his beats. We may have another conversation with him down on the road - deep tracks only!!! Just fer you, K.
   3. Gone Fishing Posted: July 27, 2012 at 02:45 PM (#4193862)
Shaft had a theme song, Superfly had a theme song, all those guys had a theme song. If I had to have a theme song, this song would be it!

So would "Brick" have been Ellis's at-bat song?
   4. gef, more dangerous than a monkey w/ a razor blade Posted: July 27, 2012 at 03:18 PM (#4193907)
Man, Roger Troutman's (of Zapp) death -- apparently he was killed by his brother -- was depressing.

Anyway, can't go wrong with Zapp, though I for one would do "Doo Wa Ditty (Blow That Thing") over "More Bounce to the Ounce."
   5. Ivan Grushenko of Hong Kong Posted: July 27, 2012 at 03:31 PM (#4193925)
Anyone whose 3rd favorite song is "(Not Just) Knee Deep" would get my HOF vote. It's a good thing I don't have one.
   6. Ellis Valentine's Bright Future Posted: July 27, 2012 at 04:51 PM (#4194031)
Given my handle I just wanted to express my appreciation for this article as it gets me right where my childhood lives.
Mark
   7. djordan Posted: July 27, 2012 at 09:59 PM (#4194266)
@ Ellis V BF, if I knew you were out there, I woulda sent you a preview. Thanks for your appreciation.

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