Thursday Night Open Thread

Remember Meat Loaf? Not the entrée but the singer Michael (nee Marvin) Lee Aday? When he had his first hits back in the ’70s, I liked them. Still do. Jim Steinman wrote the songs, as well as songs for other artists. You can usually tell a Jim Steinman song:

  • “Read ‘Em and Weep” (Barry Manilow)
  • “Making Love Out of Nothing at All” (Air Supply)
  • “Total Eclipse of the Heart” (Bonnie Tyler)
  • “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now” (Celine Dion)

Yeah, that guy. Now you know why those songs sounded like Meat Loaf songs but weren’t.

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  1. Ok, I’m not even mildly embarrassed to say that I have never actually been able to sit through RHPS.
    Also, though I could instantly recognize the other 4, hear them in my head, I’ve always made it a point to avoid Barry, and no idea at all about read em and weep.

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  2. I’m proud to say that I’ve never heard any of those songs, and, until now, had heard only of “Total Eclipse of the Heart”.

    Moving on, William Henry Harrison, who contracted pneumonia at his inauguration and died thirty-one days later, which made him a better President than Lyndon Johnson or Barack Obama, was born February 9, 1773, at Berkeley Plantation, in Charles City County, Virginia.

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