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Straightaways reconsidered

 
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ThrasherBear



Joined: 17 Nov 2014
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:35 am    Post subject: Straightaways reconsidered Reply with quote

Straightaways was treated unfairly by some reviewers, compared and contrasted with Trace. I think about it like a baseball team. Trace may be more consistent top to bottom, but the top of the Straightaways order is so great, with an MVP hitting cleanup. That "murderers row" of Caryatid Easy, Back into your World, Picking up the Signal and Left a Slide is in my opinion the best 4 song set in Jay's amazing catalogue. A team can win it all with its 1-4 hitters playing at All-star levels, and so it is with Straightaways! (To carry the analogy to absurdity--Left a Slide is like Barry Bonds--maybe the greatest ever, but banished. It's time for Barry in the HOF and Left a Slide in the setlist!). 😊
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TragicFig



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agree with all Thrasher, but Barry in the Hall? You go too far, Sir! Surprised
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Anagirds



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it is good then it will be great and then we will have to follow.
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Hoops



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anagirds wrote:
If it is good then it will be great and then we will have to follow.

That’s what I have tattooed on my lower back!
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el caballo loco



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hoops wrote:
Anagirds wrote:
If it is good then it will be great and then we will have to follow.

That’s what I have tattooed on my lower back!

Wise beyond your years.
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ThrasherBear



Joined: 17 Nov 2014
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ha--just got the email. Giants retiring #25 this summer. He may have been a jerk, but he was OUR jerk!
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TragicFig



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great. You can retire his number and his XXXXXXXL batting helmet too! Mad
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:10 am    Post subject: Thanks Reply with quote

I agree with what you say. You speak the most well, I'll keep going. Thanks for sharing this story.




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