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    Since we've got nothing to talk about (yet), here's a childhood memory which I have entitled: "The Great Van Halen Mind!$&"

    I have an Uncle who lived with us for a couple of years when I was a kid, and he was someone who loved to play chess.

    At the time, I was 9 or 10, and there was no way I could match his wits, until I discovered my secret weapon: Van Halen.

    I'd let my Uncle get comfortable into the game, and once he had settled in, out came my Fair Warning LP. The most productive songs were "Mean Street," "Dirty Movies," "Sunday Afternoon In The Park," and "One Foot Out The Door." Following this aural assault might be "Eruption," "Intruder," etc

    Of course, I was having a ball; beaming with pride, a kid showcasing the incredible talent of his guitar hero: Eddie Van Halen.

    A few songs into it, my Uncle's chess moves would falter; I couldn't help but laughingly ask: "Just what are you doing?? Why did you move there??"

    I can still see his hands waving in the air, expressing exasperation: "I can't concentrate when this is on; who is this??? What is this that you're playing??? I CAN'T PLAY WITH THIS ON" (enter EVH's world famous dive bomb!)

    Soon after, the game would be mine.

    Thank you, Edward Van Halen
    "It wasn't Ed's playing that inspired me, it was his spirit. The playing was merely a manifestation of that spirit." - Speedway

    "when I heard Me Wise Magic on I-81 in 1996...I am thinking "what a fucking waste of time the last ten years were for Van Halen." - Dave's Dreidel

    "Eddie may have passed, but he will NEVER die!"

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    At first glance I thought the title was "The Greta Van...." and almost stopped reading.

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    Definitely worth it's own thread.
    Cabo x 25
    Van Halen x 11
    Sammy x 20+
    DLR x 2

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    I used to beat off and visualize the woman in Secrets....I...can.....see..her…..noooooow !!!! Lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by evhintexas View Post
    I used to beat off and visualize the woman in Secrets....I...can.....see..her…..now !!!! Lol
    'Used to?'
    "There's too many people on this basketball that's floating around the sun, who are too afraid to allow themselves to FEEL" - Edward Van Halen
    "Van Halen was never about the singer..." - A very wise fan.
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    Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by evhintexas View Post
    Lol
    Appreciate the LOL, and that you got the humor!
    That sometimes gets lost in translation over the web...
    "There's too many people on this basketball that's floating around the sun, who are too afraid to allow themselves to FEEL" - Edward Van Halen
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    Always bro,
    I only get upset about political things...most of which I can't change...lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by cabomiro View Post
    Definitely worth it's own thread.
    I am kinda surprised that this thread went over like a lead balloon.

    Am I the only poster who used Van Halen to his own advantage?

    Hell, if memory serves, our military played Van Halen to demoralize the enemy during the Desert Storm conflict.

    Well...to each his/her own, I suppose .
    "It wasn't Ed's playing that inspired me, it was his spirit. The playing was merely a manifestation of that spirit." - Speedway

    "when I heard Me Wise Magic on I-81 in 1996...I am thinking "what a fucking waste of time the last ten years were for Van Halen." - Dave's Dreidel

    "Eddie may have passed, but he will NEVER die!"

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