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Old May 28 2013, 05:16 PM   #181
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Re: Mad Men season 6 (spoilers)

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The Diane Warwick version was the one I knew best before Naked Eyes.
And the best version for my money. The way she kicks it upstairs at the key change... incredble. It didn't chart well for her, though.

That her version didn't chart well really surprised me. I can only assume that back in the 60s and 70s, when radio stations had a bit more local control over what they played, whatever station I/my parents listened to promoted that version and/or it was something of a regional hit.
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Old May 28 2013, 05:35 PM   #182
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That her version didn't chart well really surprised me. I can only assume that back in the 60s and 70s, when radio stations had a bit more local control over what they played, whatever station I/my parents listened to promoted that version and/or it was something of a regional hit.
Looking into it a little further, I see Warwick's "Always Something..." was the b-side to "Who Is Gonna Love Me," which is OK but fairly un-distinguished for a single IMO. So I guess the fact that it charted at all says something.
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Old May 28 2013, 08:57 PM   #183
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Always Something There to Remind Me. Definitely not the version of the song I grew up with. Like Venus, I didn't know there was an earlier version.
Oh dear. Burt Bacharach and Hal David were quite an industry in the '60s, with artists fairly lining up to record their songs. Dionne Warwick was usually their go-to singer in the US, and Dusty Springfield and Cilla Black for the UK, but plenty of other artists made the charts with B-D compositions: Cher, B. J. Thomas, Herb Alpert, the Carpenters, Jerry Butler and on and on. Some of their songs seem to get re-discovered every generation or so, for instance "I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself" recordings by Elvis Costello and the Attractions and the White Stripes.

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The Diane Warwick version was the one I knew best before Naked Eyes.
And the best version for my money. The way she kicks it upstairs at the key change... incredble. It didn't chart well for her, though.
One of my favorite B-D songs by Dionne as well. She does indeed "kick it upstairs" and gives that polite and oh so sophisticated soprano of hers a workout. I get exhausted listening to her version of the song. It's like she is walking a tightrope but never so much as wavers.

Back on topic; not only was I surprised by Don and Betty's little trist (I thought she'd turn him down), but they actually managed to generate a bit of heat. In fact, her storyline seemed to be the writer's way of welcoming back "hot" Betty.

Megan and Henry chose poorly.

I NEVER thought Abe would be the one to dump Peggy. I thought it would be the other way around. I love unpredictability.

I couldn't see Megan cheating with a man, but somehow I can maybe sorta see her cheating with a woman. Could be wrong of course.

Only one more episode for the season?
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Old May 28 2013, 09:53 PM   #184
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nly one more episode for the season?
Wikipedia says we have four to go.

I couldn't see Megan cheating with a man, but somehow I can maybe sorta see her cheating with a woman.
Oh, I can totally see her cheating with a woman. Not on the show, per se, but definitely in my fantasies. And repeatedly.
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Old May 28 2013, 11:55 PM   #185
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nly one more episode for the season?
Wikipedia says we have four to go.
Thats good. I thought there should be more than just one left.

I couldn't see Megan cheating with a man, but somehow I can maybe sorta see her cheating with a woman.
Oh, I can totally see her cheating with a woman. Not on the show, per se, but definitely in my fantasies. And repeatedly.
Now that you mention it, I think that is where I'm mostly seeing it too.
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Old May 29 2013, 05:18 PM   #186
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I don't know. I think mad men is getting kind of flat. I wonder what its conclusion will be. I kind of think it will be Don dying or one of those "life goes on" episodes to end a series.
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Old May 30 2013, 04:39 AM   #187
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Winter 1970: Chevy is lost, Don dies around the time it becomes publicly known he's Dick, whatever SCDPCGC is called ends up bought out by McCann, and Burt Peterson fires Roger. Peggy replaces Don. Pete has the power and prestige he always wanted but it doesn't mean anything because no one likes him.

I wonder how much of that, or any of it, will be right.
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Old May 30 2013, 05:26 AM   #188
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There is apparently an online rumor/theory spreading that Megan will be killed in a Sharon Tate style murder...
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Old May 30 2013, 05:33 PM   #189
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...and Burt Peterson fires Roger.
Seems only fair.
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Old May 30 2013, 07:41 PM   #190
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There is apparently an online rumor/theory spreading that Megan will be killed in a Sharon Tate style murder...
I wonder if the rumours may be coming from fans who don't like the character or perhaps, the actor. Something like this would be pretty out of character for the show although I suppose you can't completely rule anything out until MM fineshes it's run.

Anyone say why they see this as a likely scenario?
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Old May 30 2013, 08:49 PM   #191
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Zap2It makes a strong case unfortunately.

I'll be very pissed if they kill off Megan. Here's hoping this turns out to be another red herring like when people were speculating about Pete.
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Old May 31 2013, 04:48 AM   #192
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I can't believe they'd model it after Sharon Tate. That's simply too gruesome. I can buy they might kill off the character, but not in that manner.
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Old May 31 2013, 06:37 PM   #193
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That Zap2It article constructs a compelling theory, but it seems a little too on the nose for Weiner. Time will tell, however.
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Old June 3 2013, 05:29 AM   #194
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Can't believe I'm the first one in here after tonight's episode. Oh well, initial thoughts:

"Sterling Cooper & Partners"? I dunno... Maybe it will grow on me.

Another "Don stoned/drunk/delirious" scene. They're getting kind of tiresome.

Jessica Pare makes a very cute hippie chick.

I sympathize with Joan. I'm sure she would like to elevate her reputation within the agency to someone whose contributions to the business are more than just sticking her legs in the air. And I think she's right that she'll have to do it herself; none of the partners (with the possible exception of Burt Cooper) seem interested in helping her.

That said, I liked seeing Peggy "remind" Joan of all the crap she gave Peggy back in the day.

Gleason's turning out to be a real a**hole. It might be fun watching Harry Hamlin play a real a**hole.
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One of the little subtleties of the show is when they show how progressively dangerous NYC was getting as we headed Into the 70s. A lot of people, especially those about 30 and under don't know about the pre-Guiliani city that served as a backdrop for films like Death Wish and Taxi Driver and how rough a place it could be.
Except you really wouldn't hear them 17 stories up with a set back due to balcony. At least, not like they were driving by.

NYC sucked for about 25 years. From the riots in 68 all the way through Guiliani's touristification of Times Square.
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