Who's Online Now
17 registered members (Fdemetrio, couchgrouch, 9ne, Dave Rice, Harriet Ames, Martin Lide, Everett Adams, Calvin, Brian Austin Whitney, 2 invisible), and 280 guests, and
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Shout Box
Member Spotlight
Jan Petter
Jan Petter
HAUGESUND,NORWAY
Posts: 1,301
Joined: July 2004
Show All Member Profiles 
What's Going On
Fort Mystery---A Novel
by Fdemetrio. 12/11/18 11:15 AM
Peace
by couchgrouch. 12/11/18 10:10 AM
Muffler Thumpin' Noise! {better mix}
by Neil Cotton. 12/11/18 09:47 AM
Hold Happy Tight Right Now
by Neil Cotton. 12/11/18 09:45 AM
2008 Best Albums
by Martin Lide. 12/11/18 08:45 AM
Fantastic!
by Everett Adams. 12/11/18 08:18 AM
Tribes of the World Unite
by Travis david. 12/11/18 12:40 AM
Country Lyric/Music Writer Looking to Co-Write
by Walt Lamberg. 12/10/18 09:21 PM
Time--guitar/drm loop-mx-5--no strings
by E Swartz. 12/10/18 01:32 PM
The Business of Cruelty
by Wendy D. 12/10/18 12:23 PM
The Apache
by Fdemetrio. 12/10/18 12:20 PM
Army Navy today
by Fdemetrio. 12/10/18 11:02 AM
Under Covers
by Gerry. 12/10/18 06:18 AM
Donny Was Eaten
by Calvin. 12/09/18 05:46 PM
Vimeo & Royalties...
by John Lawrence Schick. 12/09/18 01:04 PM
Barry Butler. (message posted. Please read thread)
by Lisa Gundling. 12/09/18 11:53 AM
APPEARANCES DECEIVE - A Lisa Gundling Song-Story
by Lisa Gundling. 12/09/18 11:49 AM
The Same Remains The Same
by 9ne. 12/08/18 08:01 PM
Country Cliché If Wishes Were Horses
by 9ne. 12/08/18 07:55 PM
Starting Today. ( Deej & Travis ) NEW VERSION
by Travis david. 12/08/18 12:39 PM
Casualty of Time
by Travis david. 12/07/18 02:29 PM
What I Hear Is Noise ! (revised, new up top)
by Travis david. 12/07/18 09:51 AM
When the leaves stop falling
by Travis david. 12/07/18 09:46 AM
Need to promote my show!
by joe222. 12/07/18 01:40 AM
Sometimes i despair at songwriting threads on FB
by Perry Neal Crawford. 12/06/18 11:56 AM
Old Cocktail Books - Library and photos
by John Lawrence Schick. 12/06/18 11:55 AM
RIVER OF DESIRE - Dave Rice
by Dave Rice. 12/06/18 10:09 AM
Turn Around
by Gerry. 12/06/18 04:59 AM
A Fitting Funeral
by Dave Rice. 12/05/18 08:24 PM
And The Show Must Go On
by Fdemetrio. 12/05/18 04:32 PM
Top Posters(All Time)
Calvin 19,672
Travis david 11,209
Kevin Emmrich 10,543
Jean Bullock 10,330
Kaley Willow 10,240
Two Singers 9,571
Joice Marie 9,186
Mackie H. 8,843
glynda 8,579
Mike Dunbar 8,574
Tricia Baker 8,318
Colin Ward 7,900
couchgrouch 7,442
Corey 7,357
Dave Rice 6,969
Wyman Lloyd 6,578
Mark Kaufman 6,437
Joe Wrabek 6,403
ben willis 6,095
Vicarn 5,915
Lynn Orloff 5,788
Louis 5,725
Linda Sings 5,604
niteshift 5,454
KimberlyinNC 5,210
Derek Hines 4,893
DonnaMarilyn 4,627
Blake Hill 4,528
Neil Cotton 4,481
Bob Cushing 4,352
Bill Osofsky 4,199
Cindy Miller 4,178
Tom Shea 4,173
TamsNumber4 4,032
Roy Cooper 4,013
nightengale 3,965
Caroline 3,865
Kolstad 3,784
Dan Sullivan 3,710
MFB III 3,687
beechnut79 3,458
Dottie 3,427
joewatt 3,411
Bill Cooper 3,279
E Swartz 3,227
John Hoffman 3,199
Skip Johnson 3,027
Pam Hurley 3,007
Terry G 3,005
PopTodd 2,887
Harriet Ames 2,870
Nigel Quin 2,810
MidniteBob 2,707
Nelson 2,570
Tom Tracy 2,558
Polly Hager 2,526
Jerry Jakala 2,524
Al Alvarez 2,499
Eric Thome 2,448
Hummingbird 2,401
Stan Loh 2,263
Sam Wilson 2,241
Judy Hollier 2,232
Erica Ellis 2,202
Wendy D 2,193
TrumanCoyote 2,096
Marty Helly 2,012
DukeWill 1,984
floyd jane 1,982
Clint Anglin 1,904
cindyrella 1,888
maccharles 1,881
David Wright 1,866
Clairejeanne 1,851
Cindy LaRosa 1,824
Ronald Boyt 1,675
Iggy 1,630
Noel Downs 1,620
Rick Heenan 1,588
Cal 1,574
Jack Swain 1,554
Pete Larsen 1,537
Ann Tygart 1,529
Tom Breshers 1,487
RogerS 1,461
Tom Franz 1,453
Chuck Crowe 1,441
Ralph Blight 1,440
Kenneth Cade 1,429
Rick Norton 1,428
bholt 1,411
Letha Allen 1,406
in2piano 1,404
Stan Simons 1,402
GocartMoz 1,396
mattbanx 1,384
Jen Shaner 1,373
Charlie Wong 1,347
KevinP 1,324
Vondelle 1,316
Tom W. 1,313
Jan Petter 1,301
scottandrew 1,292
DakLander 1,265
Ian Ferrin 1,230
PeteG 1,228
Glen King 1,212
IdeaGuy 1,209
Martin Lide 1,178
AaronAuthier 1,177
Diane Ewing 1,158
Gerry 1,112
summeoyo 1,085
joro 1,081
BobbyJoe 1,075
S.DEE 1,040
lane1777 1,038
yann 1,037
Tony A 1,016
argo 986
peaden 984
Wolvman 960
IronKnee 945
Jak Kelly 912
krtinberg 890
Drifter 886
Petra 883
RJC 845
Brenda152 840
Deej56 831
Nadia 827
9ne 813
Juan 797
TKO 784
frahmes 781
teletwang 762
90 dB 745
Andy K 739
tbryson 737
Andy Kemp 733
ant 732
Jackie444 731
Fdemetrio 727
3daveyO3 704
Dayson 703
Dixie 701
Joy Boy 695
Knute 686
Lee Arten 678
Katziis 652
R.T.MOORE 638
quality 637
CG King 622
douglas 621
Mel 614
Irwin 603
NaomiSue 601
Pat Hardy 599
Shandy 589
Ria 587
TAMERA64 583
qbaum 570
nitepiano 566
pRISCILLA 556
Moosesong 555
Tink2 553
musica 539
deanbell 528
RobertK 527
BonzaiWag 523
Roderic 522
BB Wilbur 511
goodfolks 499
Zeek 487
Stu 486
Steve P. 481
R&M 478
KathyW 462
allenb 459
MaxG 458
Philjo 454
fanito 448
trush48 448
dmk 442
arealrush 437
DGR 436
avweek 435
Stephen D 433
Emmy 431
Rob L 426
marquez 422
kit 419
Softkrome 417
kyrksongs 415
RRon 408
Laura G. 407
VNORTH 407
Debra 407
eb 406
cuebald 399
EdPerrone 399
Dannyk1 395
Hobart 395
Davyboy49 393
Smile 389
GJShades 387
Ezt 384
tone 380
Marla 380
Cecilee 379
iggyiggy 378
coalminer 377
java 374
spidey 371
sweetsong 370
danny 367
Jim Ryan 360
Alek 356
papaG 353
Z - man 350
John K 348
JamesDF5 347
Jaden 344
ddreuter 341
TheBaz 340
Steggy 339
leif 339
tonedeaf 336
rickwork 334
Eddie Ray 332
Johnboy 328
Bob Lever 328
Helicon1 327
lucian 326
Muskie 321
kc 319
Z. Mulls 318
ptondreau 313
ONOFFON 312
Chris B. 310
trush 304
ed323 297
Ellen M 293
lizzorn 291
nicnac49 290
pomeranj 289
Char 286
markus-ky 285
ktunes 285
Register Today!
Welcome to the Just Plain Folks forums! You are currently viewing our forums as a Guest which gives you limited access to most of our discussions and to other features.

By joining our free community you will have access to post and respond to topics, communicate privately with our users (PM), respond to polls, upload content, and access many other features. Registration is fast, simple, and absolutely free; so please join our community today!
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate This Thread
#1131871 - 10/30/17 09:13 AM Friday Night Battle Cry (Let's Dance)  
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 3,458
beechnut79 Offline
Top 100 Poster
beechnut79  Offline
Top 100 Poster

Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 3,458
Villa Park IL
A lament to a seemingly lost era. Wonder how many of you miss those freer, more swinging times. Another "American Pie", perhaps. This was inspired by something a psychic reader told me a few months back when I asked her if she thought the mood would shift again. According to her, probably not anytime soon, although I am one of those who wish it would.


FRIDAY NIGHT BATTLE CRY
(LET’S DANCE)

c2017 Brian Beecher


Going out dancing used to be our sweet spot
But we don’t feel the need to gather anymore
Clubs we went to are all gone
We no longer paint the town
Emotionally content to keep ourselves indoors

When the work week ended we once had Friday night fever
We were much more willing then to take a chance
In those for more swinging times
We had a different frame of mind
Heading out for the evening we’d all say “Let’s dance”

It was the Friday night battle cry
With the work week over we kissed our cares goodbye
It was heel and toe, do-si-do, disco and fast and slow
Lasting well into the night
It was the Friday night battle cry

The news we hear makes some uncomfortable aspects
When it comes to following the things you love
These days the women don’t trust the men
By the messages they send
Oh, what I wouldn’t give to hear “Let’s dance” again

It was the Friday night battle cry
With the work week over we kissed our cares goodbye
It was heel and toe, do-si-do, disco and fast and slow
Lasting well into the night
It was the Friday night battle cry
It was the Friday night battle cry
It was the Friday night battle cry

#1132089 - 11/05/17 08:02 AM Re: Friday Night Battle Cry (Let's Dance) [Re: beechnut79]  
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 6,196
Douglas Murphy Offline
Top 40 Poster
Douglas Murphy  Offline
Top 40 Poster

Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 6,196
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Well, I was never in that frame of mind growing up but can see where the song came from. Would imagine that there are some clubs still out there but far and few between for what this 'singer' is looking for. smile

Douglas


"Is this a practice? They are all practices." John Denver

www.soundclick.com/dougmurphy

Skype Contact: douglas.murphy8
#1132354 - 11/11/17 10:22 AM Re: Friday Night Battle Cry (Let's Dance) [Re: beechnut79]  
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 3,458
beechnut79 Offline
Top 100 Poster
beechnut79  Offline
Top 100 Poster

Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 3,458
Villa Park IL
Thanks so much for reviewing this one. Do you have an opinion as to why there is so much less nightlife these days? Would love to hear it.

#1132438 - 11/14/17 03:20 PM Re: Friday Night Battle Cry (Let's Dance) [Re: beechnut79]  
Joined: Oct 2017
Posts: 727
Fdemetrio Online content
Top 500 Poster
Fdemetrio  Online Content
Top 500 Poster

Joined: Oct 2017
Posts: 727
The obvious theory is that people don't go out any more. They have social media, every experience they can possibly think of inside their homes, no crowds, no drunk driving, no rediculous beer costs.

But it does hurt the face to face aspect of being humans. We're headed in a different direction, maybe that's why even with so much communication going on, nobody is really talking to each other

#1132461 - 11/15/17 11:19 AM Re: Friday Night Battle Cry (Let's Dance) [Re: beechnut79]  
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 3,458
beechnut79 Offline
Top 100 Poster
beechnut79  Offline
Top 100 Poster

Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 3,458
Villa Park IL
I challenge the idea that people don't go out anymore. Just go to any major city or one of its upscale suburbs and you will find plenty of restaurants that a full the majority of the time, and most of these are places I couldn't afford to eat at. And you also can't say that people aren't drinking anymore. The convenience stores are loaded with it, and much space that use to be occupied by sundries such as candy and chips have been replaced by liquor bottles. What do you feel is the different direction we are headed in? A popular song from the 1960s taken from a biblical passage tells us that to everything there is a season, and therefore there will be a time for kicking up the heels again. But I might be surprised if it occurred within my lifetime. People are still going out, but it seems to be more the theme restaurant thing now.

#1132485 - 11/16/17 01:46 AM Re: Friday Night Battle Cry (Let's Dance) [Re: beechnut79]  
Joined: Oct 2017
Posts: 727
Fdemetrio Online content
Top 500 Poster
Fdemetrio  Online Content
Top 500 Poster

Joined: Oct 2017
Posts: 727
Millenials are definitely not going out any more. Boomers may be because they aren't hooked on tech like Millenials are.

The direction I mentioned is observing the outside world from the comfort of your own home, it's already happening

#1132649 - 11/20/17 10:19 AM Re: Friday Night Battle Cry (Let's Dance) [Re: beechnut79]  
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 3,458
beechnut79 Offline
Top 100 Poster
beechnut79  Offline
Top 100 Poster

Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 3,458
Villa Park IL
These new adaptation to live have meant bad news for a lot of traditional businesses of all kinds, to be sure. The big gold rush now is home delivery of food. I bet there are only 20 percent of restaurants that haven't jumped onto this bandwagon as of yet. Will be interesting to see if this ends up being a passing fad ala disco.

And it actually was Boomers that began this whole return to the home movement in the late 1980s when their battle cry was "Been there, done that" when it came to late night partying, casual sex, etc. That trend at the time was often referred to as "Cocooning". I really didn't think it would last, and that once they became empty nesters they would change their tune and really pine for those nights on the town. But it really didn't seem to happen.


Support Just Plain Folks

We would like to keep the membership in Just Plain Folks FREE! Your donation helps support the many programs we offer including Road Trips and the Music Awards.


Membership
Join Just Plain Folks
to receive the free
JPNotes Newsletter!
*this is separate from
message board registration*

Newest Members
joe222, WalterRWebb, Dru, Fo1k, SimonTCarney
21125 Registered Users
Forum Statistics
Forums116
Topics118,501
Posts1,117,287
Members21,125
Average Posts Daily30
Most Online1,506
Mar 16th, 2017
Just Plain Quotes
"Parents are notorious for telling you not to do something, but not telling you WHAT to do instead. So here are my thoughts. Don't bite the hand that feeds you, give it a manicure. Don't burn your bridges, go out and build more! And of course, Don't run with Scissors, use them to cut out your press clippings!" -Brian Austin Whitney
Today's Birthdays
Cherry (65), DreamingSkies (28), Drummer Jim (60)
Popular Topics(Views)
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0