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« on: September 27, 2012, 05:03:18 PM »

http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/73102/tony-bennett-to-perform-live-at-breeders-cup

Tony Bennett to Perform Live at Breeders' Cup
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« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2012, 05:25:24 PM »

Do not know if you have listened to Tony lately, But...... his voice is completely gone, it is embarrassing. Yet he continues to perform and paint bad/overpriced paintings. His last few albums (and yes, I DID listen) were some of the best examples of how you can destroy whatever legend you have left.
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« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2012, 05:39:34 PM »

Mary J Blidge must have been booked, guess Ill skip this one.
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« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2012, 05:41:23 PM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPAmDULCVrU
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« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2012, 07:02:51 PM »

Thanks Journalstuff, I thought that was great.  I think Tony sounds just fine. And I have never seen Lady Gaga do that type of song.  Loved that!
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« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2012, 07:04:19 PM »

  Is he gonna live that long?
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« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2012, 07:52:01 PM »


How many years older than you is he?  About four times your age?  How fitting that he is playing a horse racing activitiy as he is about the age of the average horse player.
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« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2012, 08:24:54 PM »

Nice traditional music he sings I must say
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« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2012, 03:33:20 PM »

Nice traditional music he sings I must say

And Andy Williams was not available.
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« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2012, 03:48:39 PM »

OUCH !!   RIP
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« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2012, 12:50:59 AM »

I'd prefer Joey Bishop.

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« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2012, 06:25:47 AM »

Tony is a good clean bet.... He's very liberal too..... shows racing is consistent with current events    trophy    Will more people watch horse racing because Tony B will be singing in the winners circle? 

I think the new version of Menudo would be cheaper and drawer some latinos to the track.....we alread have the italians.... trophy





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« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2012, 05:25:23 AM »

They ought to give away a big prize -- say, a new car or a trip around the world -- to anyone who can name ANY original hit song Bennett EVER recorded other than "I Left My Heart in San Francisco." The guy's been living off one song for 50 years!
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« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2012, 07:46:44 AM »

Do not know if you have listened to Tony lately, But...... his voice is completely gone, it is embarrassing. Yet he continues to perform and paint bad/overpriced paintings. His last few albums (and yes, I DID listen) were some of the best examples of how you can destroy whatever legend you have left.

Agreed. There comes a time for everyone to hang it up. His time has passed. I do admire the effort, however, you still must produce a viable product. The stage for the Breeders Cup needs to come up with better entertainment than that, or no entertainment at all if they are to be taken seriously.
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« Reply #14 on: October 01, 2012, 08:26:54 AM »

I had randomly read the Tribune Art Critic's review of Tony Bennett at Ravina last month and thought it was an interesting contrast to what is being posted. I've never had any interest in his music so don't have a dog in this fight, but I remember reading and thinking it sounded like an impressive show for a performer of his age.

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-08-19/entertainment/ct-ent-0820-tony-bennett-20120820_1_tony-bennett-ravinia-overflow-crowd
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« Reply #15 on: October 01, 2012, 09:03:04 AM »

Judge for yourself. He sings from about the 3 minute mark. Is he good for an 86 year old? Probably (you don't hear many 86 year old singers performing. Is this the entertainment you want at the Breeders Cup? No way.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jglk_hgbK90
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« Reply #16 on: October 01, 2012, 07:44:11 PM »

Of course here in California, he is revered.  I've met him, as many of you know.  He's a class act all the way.  For his age, he is amazing.  And still very handsome.  He is the only man I know that age that doesn't have to think his younger wife married him only for his money.
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« Reply #17 on: October 02, 2012, 04:21:57 PM »

I love his song....I lost my wallet in el segundo......... head shake
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« Reply #18 on: October 02, 2012, 04:28:11 PM »

Now that was funny!   I'd love to hear the chorus.
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« Reply #19 on: October 02, 2012, 04:34:51 PM »

I left my wallet in el seeeeeegunnnndo......

Chorus.......

It was brown leather and had TB initials on the froooooooont..... dooobey do dooooooooo




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« Reply #20 on: October 02, 2012, 08:37:30 PM »

How about ...My wallet has been around the moooodo, please return it to me proooonto. (pronto)

Then someone else with "musical powers" can chip in. 
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« Reply #21 on: October 02, 2012, 11:04:54 PM »

Racing caters to an older crowd -- and certainly, the Breeders' Cup intends to keep it that way with its selection of Tony Bennett as the highlighted performer on the sport's biggest day.....
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« Reply #22 on: October 03, 2012, 12:16:11 PM »

Agreed. There comes a time for everyone to hang it up. His time has passed. I do admire the effort, however, you still must produce a viable product. The stage for the Breeders Cup needs to come up with better entertainment than that, or no entertainment at all if they are to be taken seriously.


Just cause he left his heart in San fran?

I would like zz top but it ain't gonna happen!
But he'll Mr Moss has got more music connections than the Beatles they should have let him be the agent for music at the bc.
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« Reply #23 on: October 03, 2012, 12:33:58 PM »

I let my kids name one of our colts.  They named him ZZ after the group.  I wasn't a fan, but loved the name for the horse.
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« Reply #24 on: October 03, 2012, 01:39:24 PM »

At least most of his fans will still be awake when he performs.  My wife and I saw him 2-3 years back in AC, voice gone, mind gone and when he started spewing a political rant many people up and left.
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« Reply #25 on: October 03, 2012, 02:04:41 PM »

Oh jeez, a political rant.  That would tick me off too!  Why do "stars" think we want their opinion?  Just like Eastwood did.
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« Reply #26 on: October 03, 2012, 02:11:35 PM »

Oh jeez, a political rant.  That would tick me off too!  Why do "stars" think we want their opinion?  Just like Eastwood did.

Unless stated on the ticket "political fundraiser" it has no business being there.  Imagine if Garrett Gomez won a big race then in the post race interview starting spewing political commentary?
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« Reply #27 on: October 03, 2012, 02:33:33 PM »

Unless stated on the ticket "political fundraiser" it has no business being there.  Imagine if Garrett Gomez won a big race then in the post race interview starting spewing political commentary?

Lots of performers do it. Hank Williams Jr., is famous for it, and so is Bruce Springsteen.
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« Reply #28 on: October 03, 2012, 03:48:25 PM »

Lots of performers do it. Hank Williams Jr., is famous for it, and so is Bruce Springsteen.

They do it mostly in the context of performances for a certain candidate or political party.  Sometimes the nature of their music sort of heads in one way or another.  There are few who do break up their performances with comments about personal opinions.  Like Ted Nugent who likes guns and wants to shoot and eat every animal in sight.
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« Reply #29 on: October 03, 2012, 03:52:26 PM »

I personally do not like country music, but Toby Keith would be a good selection.  He is young and popular, plus he breeds and races horses.
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« Reply #30 on: October 03, 2012, 04:12:20 PM »

I personally do not like country music, but Toby Keith would be a good selection.  He is young and popular, plus he breeds and races horses.

Yes I agree!

But hell I'm glad they didn't book Janis Jackson with that other dipdys chit showing her bazooka s to the entire grandstand !
I could just see ole mr cash call yelling , I'll have another!
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« Reply #31 on: October 04, 2012, 08:40:49 AM »

Lots of performers do it. Hank Williams Jr., is famous for it, and so is Bruce Springsteen.

I've seen both in concert.  Springsteen made a 5 minute poitical rant a few years back and his fans got a little upset as most of them are older now and a tad more conservative.  He's toned it down recently.  Williams never uttered a political statement when I saw him.
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« Reply #32 on: October 04, 2012, 04:52:25 PM »

Springsteen says a lot of what he has to say right there in his songs.
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« Reply #33 on: October 04, 2012, 05:05:25 PM »

Yeah, he's pretty deep... thinks that good stuff is, like, good... and that BAD stuff is (wait for it...) bad.
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