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by mark
Sun May 18, 2008 1:04 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Sneak preview...
Replies: 4
Views: 1954

Sneak preview...

I've spent the last few days transferring the current site's content to run on the Word Press blogging platform. I'm hoping this will make it easier for me to update news in a timely manner and it will also have the added bonus of letting people comment on news posting as well as add their own news....
by mark
Thu May 15, 2008 2:40 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Buried bits of Burt
Replies: 7
Views: 2862

Re: Buried bits of Burt

Both Pizzicato Five and Yo La Tengo sampled the fuzz guitar part from After The Fox's "Bird Bath" (or that other song on After The Fox that uses the fuzz guitar; I can never remember which one's which). And I think I read that Pizzicato Five used the timpani from "Another Night" in "Twiggy Twiggy/Tw...
by mark
Thu May 15, 2008 11:12 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: The Burt Bacharach Forum has upgraded to phpBB3
Replies: 9
Views: 4066

Re: The Burt Bacharach Forum has upgraded to phpBB3

Trendy? Ha ha. I don't know about that. I think it's more about my not knowing how to change the default style than it is about trendiness... Again, I really appreciate everybody's patience. I tend to just sort of let the site run by itself for long periods and then something happens that forces me ...
by mark
Sat May 10, 2008 2:45 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: BB Appreciation on CP
Replies: 4
Views: 1774

Re: BB Appreciation on CP

Unless this article gets picked up by the Drudge Report, I don't think we'll see much of a reaction from the far right... :wink:
by mark
Fri May 09, 2008 9:25 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: The Burt Bacharach Forum has upgraded to phpBB3
Replies: 9
Views: 4066

The Burt Bacharach Forum has upgraded to phpBB3

In case you didn't realize it, the server that bacharachonline.com was hosted on was hacked over the last couple of weeks. While hackers typically just put up a new index to mark their accomplishment, it looks like they also may have used my email account to spam the world. Just for the record, the ...
by mark
Wed Feb 06, 2008 1:18 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: I need help PLEEEAAASSEEEE
Replies: 4
Views: 1774

Unless the website is out of date, I think the Something Big collection is still available via Hip-O Select for around $90. I know that's a lot, but at least it's less than $130. Check out the link below: http://www.hip-oselect.com/scr.public.product.asp?product_id=ba85d60d-e6bb-5ff6-1d6e-37136a254754
by mark
Wed Feb 06, 2008 9:32 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: I need help PLEEEAAASSEEEE
Replies: 4
Views: 1774

I'm sure others have opinions, but I think the best single-disc Bacharach solo collection is What the World Needs Now: Bacharach Classics. It's a great collection. If that doesn't have what you want, you can try buying the individual CDs, although the later releases might only be available as pricey...
by mark
Tue Jan 29, 2008 10:09 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: New orchestral composition and new live CD
Replies: 8
Views: 3323

New orchestral composition and new live CD

I just posted this news on the homepage, but since a lot of you don't visit there as often as you do here, I thought I should mention it. Burt Bacharach announced at a news conference in Melbourne today that he's written a new orchestral composition for the Sydney Symphony inspired by his tour last ...
by mark
Mon Dec 24, 2007 1:05 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: merry xmas and happy new year!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 2549

Merry Christmas to you too, Gabba, and everyone who visits this forum. I realize I've been kind of quiet lately, but I'm happy to say we've put into place a phpBB modification to prevent the proliferation of spam that has plagued the board in recent weeks, so hopefully we won't have that problem (ve...
by mark
Mon Jul 02, 2007 11:38 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: What is Burt's Correct Age?
Replies: 2
Views: 1825

A couple of years ago in response to this issue, a British fan sent me a copy he had obtained of Burt's birth certificate which showed his birth year as 1928. I'm pretty satisfied that's the correct year.
by mark
Fri Jun 22, 2007 9:26 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Who Here Thinks This Is An Unusual Song?
Replies: 18
Views: 6668

I just stumbled across this via Pitchfork.com, so I thought a post would be appropriate.

by mark
Wed Jun 20, 2007 9:53 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: A Rare Song by Burt and Hal
Replies: 16
Views: 7384

I'm a big Command Records fan. There were quite a few Bacharach-David recordings by Command's stable of artists in the '60s. I've got a Tony Mottola LP with, I think, "Do You Know the Way to San Jose" and "This Guy's In Love With You." Great stuff. As for this song, it's a great novelty but did anyo...
by mark
Wed Jun 06, 2007 1:50 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt Disney Hall Concert Review
Replies: 8
Views: 3909

Thanks for the review, Andre. Every time I miss a concert, I worry whether I'm missing one of my last chances to see Burt live. It's great to hear he's still going strong. It's also nice to hear he's continuing to revise his set list. I'm sure a lot of us have seen his basic show with its series of ...
by mark
Wed May 09, 2007 2:45 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Brian Wilson song with a Bacharach twist
Replies: 7
Views: 3817

Wow. Amazing song. Thanks for the heads up.
by mark
Sun May 06, 2007 2:16 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Registration problems? Email me...
Replies: 1
Views: 2108

Registration problems? Email me...

There appears to be a problem with the board's user authentication system. I've received several reports from new users registering for the board that they did not receive the email verification message necessary to complete their registrations. I tried turning off the user authentication feature fo...