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post #11 of 15 Old 09-30-2012, 12:15 AM Thread Starter
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You know what is sad. Many young people have no idea of what the Calypso was and what it meant to so many people. For me, Cousteau was the inspiration that led me to a life underwater with scuba equipment.

To this day, the song he made commemorating the Calypso still brings tears to my eyes.


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Additionally and equally sad is that many young people today have never even heard of John Denver. They listen to gangsta rap and trashy pop music that glorifies drugs, sex, and violence and think that that's real music.

JD certainly isn't/wasn't the only "good" musician out there, but he was amongst the very best, in my opinion.
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post #12 of 15 Old 10-01-2012, 02:53 PM
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You know what is sad. Many young people have no idea of what the Calypso was and what it meant to so many people.

To this day, the song he made commemorating the Calypso still brings tears to my eyes.
I agree, it's sad.

I grew up with Jacques Cousteau, his team and the Calypso, and no matter how much more sophisticated underwater photography gets, those images shot by Jacques and his crew mean the world to me.

When he died it was for sure the end of a magnificent era, and it felt like the whole world mourned.

I can't hear the song without getting misty eyed, either.

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post #13 of 15 Old 10-01-2012, 03:16 PM
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Always liked him, and even more so when he was on a talk show in the UK, the host asked him about Country Roads, and he just sat there and sung it.

In an era of big productions, and when we knew that pop acts were all miming to their records on TV, it was kind of shocking to hear a guy just sing his hit song, no backing track or anything, just awesome.
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post #14 of 15 Old 10-04-2012, 12:46 PM
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Big fan here! Favorites?

The Eagle and the Hawk
Calypso
Country Roads
Rock Mountain High
Thank God I'm a Country Boy
Leaving on a Jet Plane

Just a wonderful storyteller.
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post #15 of 15 Old 10-04-2012, 12:53 PM
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Love him!! My dad, sister, and I used to sing Take Me Home, County Roads allll the time. It's now just a favorite for a childhood memory. We'd go to the store to get a candy bar and a drink then go ride around our hunting club checking things there.

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