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Monday, December 17, 2007

Same Old Lang Syne


Daniel Grayling "Dan" Fogelberg (August 13, 1951 - December 16, 2007)

12 comments:

Jimbromski said...

The world of soft rock mourns

Jumbo Slice said...

I know John Fogerty (I've even seen him live) but I've never heard of Dan Fogelberg.

Did he play any yacht rock or just soft rock?

rick m said...

In this Yuletide season, the song "Same Old Lang Syne" will be that much more bittersweet.

Jimbromski said...

He was like, soft yacht rock. Think of a yacht with cushions all along the outside of it, so that it never gets scratched when you bring it into port.

He sang this song:
___________________

Longer than blah blah blah blah blah blah

Longer than dee dee do dee dee do

something something lovvvve
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It's a very gentle song, perfect for a night of lovemaking in front of the fireplace.

Anonymous said...

This makes me wonder--how can someone recognize "good" music if they don't know "bad" music? By "bad" I mean uninteresting, schmaltzy, predictable treacle. No offense to the recently deceased, of course.

Potsy said...

I don't think anyone has said he made "good" music. Can't we mourn his death without attacking his craftsmanship? Have a heart, Anonymous.

Jimbromski said...

I don't think it's too soon to attack his craftsmanship. In fact we should have launched that attack weeks ago.

Super Zoe said...

I love Dan Fogelberg and his music.

And it's, "something something in love with yoooooooooou."

Sigh. Who will fill his shoes?! I mean, I guess his shoes already were filled since he had not had a hit in 20+ years, but still...

Anonymous said...

Oops--I forgot the first rule of DC Rock Club--"Never make fun of dead one hit wonders from the 70s." I guess I have to keep all of my Mungo Jerry material to myself.

Super Zoe said...

He was a 3-hit wonder, thank you very much!

Jimbromski said...

Mungo Jerry's dead?

Mungo Jerry is a group, not a person, right?

I don't want to do that whole...yeah, Jethro Tull, he's cool...thing. Although maybe there was a tour bus crash and the whole group died.

If true I'm going to play that "Summertime" song, but really slow, like a dirge.

Anonymous said...

Mungo Jerry is a band and they are all still alive (I guess--who would know the difference!!) but I thought "Mungo Jerry" sounded better than Jim Croce.