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  1. As weirdly overproduced as most ELO tunes are, many of them are really catchy symphonic pop songs, including “Mr. Blue Sky”. Oftentimes, it feels like they took The Beatles and applied a Phil Spector-on-steroids treatment!

    I also love “Born to be Wild.” While these choppers are definitely cool, I’m just not a biker guy and trying would probably end badly. But riding across the U.S. in a cool ’60s Mustang convertible is something I could get excited about. Or in what I’ve always felt is the ultimate sports car: A Porsche 911. They also come as convertibles! πŸ™‚

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I love the ELO sound, it pumps me full of energy like drinking caffeine. The learning curve with motorcycles is unforgiving as one mistake can mean maiming and/or death. A mustang or Porsche would be fine, but if I had convertible I’d want it to have a roll bar on it.

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      1. I totally hear you regarding ELO. And, yes, having a roll bar sounds like a smart proposition, given the slight difference in acceleration between my sexy compact SUV and a Mustang or 911!πŸ˜†

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  2. Dale says:

    Lovely haiku!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks Dale. I took that pic last week and knew things were looking up weather-wise.

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      1. Dale says:

        Oh boy. Here, just as we thought they were, we were hit with quite the storm yesterday.

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  3. Barbara S says:

    groovy -like the haikus and Steppenwolf – was not able to see the video top – country not permitted or some such

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Barbara, sorry on the top video, it is Electric Light Orchestra’s Mr. Blue Sky.

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      1. Barbara S says:

        oh that was the core piece; I try and find it on youtube πŸ™‚ thanks

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  4. Barbara S says:

    found it – it rocks – and got me out of a bit of a somber mood. Cheers, πŸ™‚

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Barbara, so happy you found it! Glad it lifted your mood. It lifts mine also when I listen to it.

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  5. memadtwo says:

    They do smile, no matter how cold the air remains.

    I too love ELO. Nice to hear Steppenwolf too. (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      πŸ™‚ ❀ I'm working on some collage, including the dream one…

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  6. Irene says:

    Love ELO! George Harrison once said that if The Beatles had remained together, they could have evolved to sound like ELO.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Irene, I can see where that might have happened! I know the George appreciated Jeff Lynne’s creativity and talent. The Traveling Wilburys went in another direction but only because of Willie and Roy, I think πŸ™‚

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  7. Dave says:

    nice little concise haiku! Man, the Great Lakes winters are something I don’t miss.
    ELO were a great band, and little wonder the Beatles called on Jeff Lynne to help them with the remastering etc in the 90s. Steppenwolf… I WISH I liked a bit more to be honest, since they originated in my hometown and my dad even worked with John Kay briefly! Before they were Steppenwolf and LA-based and big, they were The Sparrows, and John went to school in a HS in my old hometown and then worked for a bit in a factory…alongside my dad!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I really love your insider information here. John Kay and your dad working together in your hometown is so cool, Dave. I would love to know more about that musical history if you have it (in a post someday, maybe?) I love the Steppenwolf music I’ve heard. I used to have the Monster album (my x probably still has it!) I appreciate the social consciousness of some of their lyrics.

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  8. badfinger20 (Max) says:

    That is a cool mixture…and nice haiku Lisa

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Max.

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