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07 January 2005 @ 02:50 pm
Music question (and some other stuff)  

Before I turn to a specialized community, I thought I'd ask my music-loving friends:

I heard an old soul song on the radio, and I couldn't think of the band or the title (it was a non-stop music programme). I fed bits of the lyrics into Google, but nothing turned up, which surprised me, because it's not an obscure track or anything. Nice bass line, not a ballad; early '70s, I would say, sung by a man, girls' vocal backing. This is the chorus:

"ghetto,
talkin' 'bout the ghetto,
ghetto, that's my home
(it's where we live, where we live)"


I am almost sure the song title is "... it up", only the first word is unclear. "Bring", perhaps?

Help, anyone?

EDIT: All of a sudden my brain started working again and I thought "Clean it up"! Googled it, and hey presto: "Let's clean up the ghetto" by The Philadelphia International All-Stars, either from 1973 or 1977 (conflicting info). Yes, now I remember! And the lyrics are not on the Net, more people seem to be looking for them.



This morning I was having a nightmare about a scary museum when I was rudely awakened by the doorbell. It turned out to be the postman with a package for my neighbour, who was out. By the time I could write down my dream, much of it had become vague. Which was a shame, because the clearer, the easier it is to recognize where it comes from and to rationalize it. It was even more of a shame that when I set the alarm on my clock radio last night I had apparently forgotten to check the volume: it was off and therefore failed to wake me up 45 minutes earlier, which would have prevented me from having the nightmare in the first place.

(And I had forgotten to turn off my mouse and modem last night! It was only 2:40 or so, I wasn't that sleepy! Hrmm...)





Your EQ is


127


50 or less: Thanks for answering honestly. Now get yourself a shrink, quick!

51-70: When it comes to understanding human emotions, you'd have better luck understanding Chinese.

71-90: You've got more emotional intelligence than the average frat boy. Barely.

91-110: You're average. It's easy to predict how you'll react to things. But anyone could have guessed that.

111-130: You usually have it going on emotionally, but roadblocks tend to land you on your butt.

131-150: You are remarkable when it comes to relating with others. Only the biggest losers get under your skin.

150+: Two possibilities - you've either out "Dr. Phil-ed" Dr. Phil... or you're a dirty liar.





 
 
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Silver Mmaldeluxx on January 7th, 2005 02:07 pm (UTC)
James Brown has done the song "Bring It Up". That's all I've found.
Mnemosyne_lethe_ on January 7th, 2005 02:28 pm (UTC)
Thanks, but it's def. not James Brown. Checked the lyrics, they are different too.

I am quite sure it is a band. I keep thinking Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, but I thought they were more into ballads and not into political stuff.
Jackie: naughtyankhgrl49 on January 7th, 2005 02:39 pm (UTC)
You must stop with these quizzes, you're worse than ME!!!! ;\


....and yet I love it so as well....oh the pain, the pain of it all.
Mnemosyne_lethe_ on January 7th, 2005 02:44 pm (UTC)
Worse than you??? Not poss- *ponders*
Um, I think you're right... ;)
Jackieankhgrl49 on January 7th, 2005 02:53 pm (UTC)
Oh, I know that I am totally right because the only quizzes that I have done lately I have gotten from you!!!! HA HA!!!!
Mnemosyne_lethe_ on January 7th, 2005 03:56 pm (UTC)
Awww... I thought I was being so good... My last quiz was all of 2 weeks and 3 entries ago! :D

HAH, I suppose that's true, but -- what about all the quizzes I got from you before? Hmm?
bieiris on January 7th, 2005 04:04 pm (UTC)
As I always go to bed past 3 am, the garbage collectors wake me up at 3:30! I should go to sleep earlier, I know, I know.
Mnemosyne_lethe_ on January 7th, 2005 04:18 pm (UTC)
Or go to sleep after the garbage collectors have gone! ;D
No, I did not really mean that, it is better to go to sleep earlier. Let's both try to adopt a healthier sleeping pattern.
heartofdavidheartofdavid on January 7th, 2005 04:59 pm (UTC)


Your EQ is


Well of course! I'm a squirrel! And I'm naked! What do you expect?!?!

87


50 or less: Thanks for answering honestly. Now get yourself a shrink, quick!

51-70: When it comes to understanding human emotions, you'd have better luck understanding Chinese.

71-90: You've got more emotional intelligence than the average frat boy. Barely.

91-110: You're average. It's easy to predict how you'll react to things. But anyone could have guessed that.

111-130: You usually have it going on emotionally, but roadblocks tend to land you on your butt.

131-150: You are remarkable when it comes to relating with others. Only the biggest losers get under your skin.

150+: Two possibilities - you've either out "Dr. Phil-ed" Dr. Phil... or you're a dirty liar.


Mnemosyne: smile!_lethe_ on January 9th, 2005 08:18 pm (UTC)
Hee hee!!
_m_h_n on January 8th, 2005 12:03 am (UTC)
I had no idea there even was such a song. *gurgle* I blame my age.
And the quiz is quite tempting...
_m_h_n on January 8th, 2005 12:07 am (UTC)
Aheh heh.


Your EQ is


120


50 or less: Thanks for answering honestly. Now get yourself a shrink, quick!

51-70: When it comes to understanding human emotions, you'd have better luck understanding Chinese.

71-90: You've got more emotional intelligence than the average frat boy. Barely.

91-110: You're average. It's easy to predict how you'll react to things. But anyone could have guessed that.

111-130: You usually have it going on emotionally, but roadblocks tend to land you on your butt.

131-150: You are remarkable when it comes to relating with others. Only the biggest losers get under your skin.

150+: Two possibilities - you've either out "Dr. Phil-ed" Dr. Phil... or you're a dirty liar.


Mnemosyne: smile!_lethe_ on January 9th, 2005 08:20 pm (UTC)
:) :)
Mnemosyne_lethe_ on January 9th, 2005 08:21 pm (UTC)
That's all right, dear... :)