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Love that video. Works perfectly for the song which happens to be one of my favorites.

I thought it was pretty cool too so I looked up how it came about in Wikipedia:

Coinciding with the release of The Apple Years 1968–75, Harrison's widow and son, Olivia and Dhani Harrison, held an online competition in which filmmakers were invited to create a video clip for "What Is Life". The winner would receive a $5000 cash prize and their entry would become the official video for the track, appearing on the Harrison YouTube channel and other media platforms. In November 2014, Olivia and Dhani selected Brandon Moore of Oakland, CA as the winner, for his video featuring dance performances by Emma Rubinowitz and Esteban Hernandez of the San Francisco Ballet.
 

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5 Favorite Nicknames for '80s MLB Sluggers:

1. Steve "Bye Bye" Balboni
2. Dave Kingman - "Kong"
3. Stormin' Gorman Thomas
4. Jack "The Ripper" Clark
5. (tie) Leon "Bull" Durham & Greg Luzinski - "Bull"

Special consideration, Willie Mays Aikens, except well...it was the name his parents gave him.
 

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Top 5 MLB nicknames Old Timers:

1. Ted Williams - "The Splendid Splinter" AND "Teddy Ballgame"
2. Walter Johnson - "Big Train"
3. Lou Gehrig - "The Iron Horse"
4. Mordecai "3 Finger" Brown
5. (tie) Paul Waner - "Big Poison"
Lloyd Waner - "Little Poison"

Honorable mention, I remember there was some guy in the late 1800s called "Death to all Flying Things", which is tops creatively. Can't remember his actual name, so tough to include him.

Another one is Grover Cleveland Alexander, or "Pete".
 

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Top 5 Pandemic Playlist Songs.

5. The Lemonheads - Hospital


4. U2 - Miracle Drug


3. Pearl Jam - In Hiding


2. Wilco - A Shot In the Arm


1. Richard Thompson - Keep Your Distance

 




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Top 5 Pandemic Playlist Songs.

5. The Lemonheads - Hospital


4. U2 - Miracle Drug


3. Pearl Jam - In Hiding


2. Wilco - A Shot In the Arm


1. Richard Thompson - Keep Your Distance

"Green green leaves. Falling from the trees."
 

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Top 5 Pandemic Playlist Songs.
Good one! Here's five to add:

5. Denial Twist - The White Stripes

4. Alone - Trampled By Turtles

3. Desolation Row - Bob Dylan

2. The Geeks Were Right - The Faint

1. Girl, You Have No Faith in Medicine - The White Stripes
 

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Top 5 Post Replacements Paul Westerberg Songs:

5. AAA

4. What a Day (For a Night)

3. High Time

2. Waiting For Somebody

1. Lookin' Out Forever
 



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Top 5 MLB nicknames Old Timers:

1. Ted Williams - "The Splendid Splinter" AND "Teddy Ballgame"
2. Walter Johnson - "Big Train"
3. Lou Gehrig - "The Iron Horse"
4. Mordecai "3 Finger" Brown
5. (tie) Paul Waner - "Big Poison"
Lloyd Waner - "Little Poison"

Honorable mention, I remember there was some guy in the late 1800s called "Death to all Flying Things", which is tops creatively. Can't remember his actual name, so tough to include him.

Another one is Grover Cleveland Alexander, or "Pete".
Good list, I also liked Gates Brown.
 

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Good list, I also liked Gates Brown.

Gates is good a good one. His longtime Tiger teammate Willie Horton makes my Top 5 Favorite MLB Nicknames in My Lifetime list (albeit for his time when he moved to Seattle).

1. Frank Thomas - "The Big Hurt"
2. Rusty Staub - "Le Grande Orange"
3. Mark "The Bird" Fidrych
4. Al Hrabosky - "The Mad Hungarian"
5. Willie Horton - "The Ancient Mariner"
 


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Gates is good a good one. His longtime Tiger teammate Willie Horton makes my Top 5 Favorite MLB Nicknames in My Lifetime list (albeit for his time when he moved to Seattle).

1. Frank Thomas - "The Big Hurt"
2. Rusty Staub - "Le Grande Orange"
3. Mark "The Bird" Fidrych
4. Al Hrabosky - "The Mad Hungarian"
5. Willie Horton - "The Ancient Mariner"
I was looking up: Death to Flying Things is a nickname associated with: Bob Ferguson, player in the major leagues from 1871 to 1884, infielder. Jack Chapman, player in MLB from 1874 to 1876, rightfielder.

Came across that Chuck Connors (The Rifleman), who I knew played major league baseball, also played in the NBA, which I didn't know. Guess he was the first player to ever shatter a backboard. Didn't think they had glass ones then, so maybe it's bs. Also was drafted by the Bears.
 



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I was looking up: Death to Flying Things is a nickname associated with: Bob Ferguson, player in the major leagues from 1871 to 1884, infielder. Jack Chapman, player in MLB from 1874 to 1876, rightfielder.

I think I had heard of the nickname from reading Bill James' Historical Baseball Abstract.

A couple of newbies I thought of after the fact that should have made the grade:

Don Mattingly - "Donnie Baseball"
Dwight "Doc" Gooden - "Dr K"
 

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I think I had heard of the nickname from reading Bill James' Historical Baseball Abstract.

A couple of newbies I thought of after the fact that should have made the grade:

Don Mattingly - "Donnie Baseball"
Dwight "Doc" Gooden - "Dr K"
So many good ones.
Sudden Sam McDowell
The Ignitor for Molitor
Bad Henry for Aaron
The Big Unit for Johnson
Say Hey Kid for Willie Mays, who is still living. Marvelous player. How do you hit all those home runs at 5'10" and 175lbs? Remarkable.
Aaron and Mays both from Alabama. (Which I wasn't aware of.)
 

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So many good ones.
Sudden Sam McDowell
The Ignitor for Molitor
Bad Henry for Aaron
The Big Unit for Johnson
Say Hey Kid for Willie Mays, who is still living. Marvelous player. How do you hit all those home runs at 5'10" and 175lbs? Remarkable.
Aaron and Mays both from Alabama. (Which I wasn't aware of.)

One can come up with a solid "Top 5" just using Henry Aaron and George Herman Ruth alone: "Bad Henry", "Hammerin' Hank", "The Hammer", "The Babe", "The Bambino" & "The Sultan of Swat"
 
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My Top Five Beach Boys songs (sorry if someone already started this one).
1. God Only Knows: One of the greatest songs in history.
2. Little Surfer Girl: I wanted a surfer girl because of this song. Hard when you live in MN.
3. All Summer Long: Happy and sad at the same time.
4. Wouldn't It Be Nice: Another all-time classic.
5. Do You Wanna Dance: One of Joey Ramones favorites as well.
 

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My Top Five Beach Boys songs (sorry if someone already started this one).
1. God Only Knows: One of the greatest songs in history.
2. Little Surfer Girl: I wanted a surfer girl because of this song. Hard when you live in MN.
3. All Summer Long: Happy and sad at the same time.
4. Wouldn't It Be Nice: Another all-time classic.
5. Do You Wanna Dance: One of Joey Ramones favorites as well.

I just wasn't made for these times.
 

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My Top Five Beach Boys songs (sorry if someone already started this one).
1. God Only Knows: One of the greatest songs in history.
2. Little Surfer Girl: I wanted a surfer girl because of this song. Hard when you live in MN.
3. All Summer Long: Happy and sad at the same time.
4. Wouldn't It Be Nice: Another all-time classic.
5. Do You Wanna Dance: One of Joey Ramones favorites as well.
I'd argue Good Vibrations is the only good Beach Boys song. But hey, that's just me! :)
 

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My Top Five Beach Boys songs (sorry if someone already started this one).
1. God Only Knows: One of the greatest songs in history.
2. Little Surfer Girl: I wanted a surfer girl because of this song. Hard when you live in MN.
3. All Summer Long: Happy and sad at the same time.
4. Wouldn't It Be Nice: Another all-time classic.
5. Do You Wanna Dance: One of Joey Ramones favorites as well.

Just from Pet Sounds along with God Only Knows & Wouldn't It Be Nice there's Sloop John B (my co-favorite with WIBN), I'm Waiting For the Day, I Just Wasn't Make for These Times & Caroline, No.

That's just flat out epic.

Actual Top 5

1. Wouldn't It Be Nice
2. Sloop John B
3. God Only Knows
4. Don't Worry Baby
5. I Can Hear Music
 
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My Top Five Beach Boys songs (sorry if someone already started this one).
1. God Only Knows: One of the greatest songs in history.
2. Little Surfer Girl: I wanted a surfer girl because of this song. Hard when you live in MN.
3. All Summer Long: Happy and sad at the same time.
4. Wouldn't It Be Nice: Another all-time classic.
5. Do You Wanna Dance: One of Joey Ramones favorites as well.
Love it. I'd add Sloop John B.
 

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I'm stealing this idea from the The Boss who did a Home DJ Show featuring Music about Rock N Roll show. Here is my Top 5 Playlist Songs About Music:

5. "From Hank to Hendrix" - Neil Young

4. "From Galway to Graceland" - Richard Thompson

3. "The Load Out / Stay" - Jackson Browne

2. "Acuff Rose" - Uncle Tupelo (Jeff Tweedy solo version presented)

1A/B. "Left of the Dial" / "Alex Chilton" - The Replacements

It's more than 5 songs. Pardon me.
 
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I'm stealing this idea from the The Boss who did a Home DJ Show featuring Music about Rock N Roll show. Here is my Top 5 Playlist Songs About Music:
Another good one!

1. American Pie - Don McLean (far & away the best song ever about music and it's not even close -- basically a history of early rock & roll)

2. Rock & Roll is Alive (And it Lives in Minneapolis) - Prince

3. Graceland - Paul Simon

4. Hip Hop is Dead - Nas

5. Woodstock - CSNY
 


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My Top 5 Non-studio Album Wilco songs.

5. When the Roses Bloom Again

4. The Good Part

3. A Magazine Called Sunset

2. Bob Dylan's 49th Beard

1. Laminated Cat (Not For the Seasons)
 


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top 5 Sergio Leone movies
1. The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
2. Once upon a time in the West
3. Once upon a time in America
4. A Fistful of Dollars
5. For a few dollars more.

Just in case you didn't know - A Fistful of Dollars, which made the "spaghetti western" a hot trend and also gave Clint Eastwood one of his first big movie roles - was a remake of the Kurosawa movie "Yojimbo" which starred Toshiro Mifune as a roving samurai who gets involved in a battle between two warring crime families. Leone changed it to a western setting. Supposedly, Eastwood tore whole pages out of the script so his character - "The Man with no name" - would have less dialogue and come off as more mysterious.
 




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