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>Tery Hall

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November 11, 2009 at 10:16 pm

>Baby, I Love(d) you

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Ellie Greenwich, who co-wrote “Be My Baby”, “Leader of the Pack”, “Da Doo Ron Ron”, “River Deep, Mountain High”, died today. She was a very important person in my life and I never even knew what she looked like until I looked up a pic today.

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August 26, 2009 at 8:59 pm

>perfect pop song of the moment # 8

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>The Shangri-Las – Right Now and Not Later

Proto-feminist, pre-“R.E.S.P.E.C.T.” this song does for teenage brats like me what aretha did for grown up women, fuck, the opening lines are “listen to me baby and listen real good!” mary weiss’s vocals have this great phil spector-dub quality, and she sounds whiney and pissed, exactly like i was when i was a teenager (hello i’m still a brat). and the xylophone is so cute, plus whatsup with that church organ in the bridge? epic! “you know you’re not treating me as good as you should” HELLO THAT IS STORY OF MY LIFE and what i wish i could say to every person, but the shangs say it for me. so, make this MY THEME SONG and i will play it to all potential friends/beaus and put it on my resume. all i know is if it were 1963 and i were 15 i woulda pulled the curlers out of my hair, stabbed out my cigarette, and gone out to get laid in the back of a car.

http://media.imeem.com/m/w2Kwb-Yn0n/aus=false/

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April 3, 2008 at 1:51 am

>these girls, only with guns

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March 7, 2008 at 2:37 am

>MY MANIFESTO

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>He don’t

hang around

with the gang no more

He don’t do the wild things

that he did before

He used to act bad

Used to, but he quit it

It make me so sad

Cause I know that he did it

for me

(Yes he did now)

And I can see

(It’s still in the streets)

His heart, out in the street

He don’t

comb his hair

like he did before

He don’t wear those dirty old

black boots no more

But he’s not the same

Somethin about his kissin

That tells me he’s changed

I know that something’s missing

inside

(mumble mumble)

Somethin’s died

(It’s still in the streets)

His heart, out in the street

He grew up on the sidewalk

Streetlight shinin above

He grew up with no-one to love

He grew up on the sidewalk

He grew up running free

He grew up and then he met me

He don’t

hang around

with the gang no more

Gee, he doesn’t smile like

he did before

I wish I didn’t care

I wish I’d never met him

They’re waitin downstairs

I know I’ve got to set him

free

(mumble mumble)

He’s gotta be

(Out in the street)

His heart is out in the street

He don’t hang around with the gang no more

(Out in the street)

He don’t hang around with the gang no more

(Out in the street)

He don’t hang around with the gang no more

(Out in the street)

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February 27, 2008 at 11:30 pm

>these girls are kinda last season for me

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>but i’m still obsessed

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January 30, 2008 at 2:51 am