25 or 6 to 4

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by omahaaudio, May 24, 2019.

Well? Which is it?

Poll closed May 31, 2019.
  1. 3:35

    27 vote(s)
    73.0%
  2. 3:54

    10 vote(s)
    27.0%
  1. omahaaudio

    omahaaudio Friend of Leo's

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    The eternal question...
     
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  2. BigDaddyLH

    BigDaddyLH Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Woo-hoo! First vote!

    Staring blindly into space
     
  3. unixfish

    unixfish Poster Extraordinaire

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    First, obviously(?).

    I always took that like when someone says "It is quarter, 10 till 2".

    03:35, 03:34.
     
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    Yeah... it’s 25 or 26 till 4:00.
     
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  5. getbent

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    I thought the yeah was at the end... 'twenty five or six to fooo oooo ooo ooooo' then 'yeah'

    only the 'kath'eter knows for sure and he ain't tellin.
     
  6. tarheelbob

    tarheelbob Tele-Meister Platinum Supporter

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    What unixfish and TheGoodTexan said....

    - Bob
     
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    Robert Lamm wrote the song. And its 25 or 26 to 4:00 am, according to Mr. Lamm.
     
  8. Knowcaster

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    Yeah, that was back before digital clocks, so they weren't exactly sure.;)
     
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  9. Jerry J

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    Sounds like the bus routes he had to take to see his girlfriend.
     
  10. getbent

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    dammit... you've got the google. hey, you guys, Art's got the google! shoot, he probably has a 10 string guitar too!
     
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    13 string. And I play through a Marshall Twin Reverb.
     
  12. Mike Simpson

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    12.5 or 3 to 2
     
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    Blrfl Tele-Holic

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    Does anybody really know what time it is?

    Does anybody really care?
     
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    I do when it is saturday in the park, I think it was the fourth of july.... see, even ol chicago picks and chooses sometimes they know for pretty certain and other times not so much....

    this makes me want to go watch Electra Glide in Blue!
     
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    It wouldn't make sense to ask the question "Is it 25 minutes before 4:00, or is it 6 minutes before 4:00" under normal circumstances unless you are setting your clock or watch and you only had a vague idea of what time it is. It would be much more common to ask if it is one or two minutes from a specific time. This thread is a bust.
     
  16. getbent

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    to quote the great isaac hayes, "unless you high"

    thread on!
     
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    Let's come up with an enigmatic song name, in place of the name of the song we just ripped off from some local band.
     
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    But I don’t know.
    What if I’m wrong, again?
    I’m scared, y’all decide for me.
     
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    I met Peter Cetera (bass player & singer) many years ago (maybe 1970) at Johnny Thompsons Guitar shop in Monterey Park Ca.
    This was probably right after their first album was released
    Thompsons were one of the few authorized Fender dealers in the L.A. area at that time
    I had broken the vibrato arm off my Strat and Johnny was removing it with some sort of a tap so I could replace it
    Mr Cetera walked into the store, over to the counter where we were, gave me a shoulder shove to get me out of the way, announced he was "Peter Cetera of the rock band Chicago Transit Authority" and "I'm here to pick up a special order pedal steel guitar".
    Johnny didn't look up from what he was doing and said "yea, I know who you are. I'll be done here in just a minute and then I'll get it for you".
    Peter didn't like that and said something like "I'm a recording artist and very busy. Help this kid later. Get it for me now".
    Johnny looked up at him and said "this "kid" is a regular customer, he's been coming here for years and like I said, I'll be done in a minute".
    Mr Cetera wasn't impressed.
    He looked at me and said "do you have any idea who I am?".
    I decided to join in the fun and said "yea, you're in that horn band right? I've heard you guys. I don't like horn bands, they remind me of parades".
    Johnny let out a laugh, handed me the guitar and said the new arm would be there in a week. I thanked him, said "bye bye" to Peter who had a nice red face by now and left.

    Anyway there are lots of rumors about the song title. Back in those days lots of people looked for hidden messages in songs. The Beatles used lots of them as did Bob Dylan and others. Recording things backwards, strange word combinations that sounded good but were basically meaningless. Double entendre were common.
    So I wouldn't be surprised if they were just trying to be clever with the lyric.
     
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    Don't know about the name but I am pretty sure its the first guitar riff I taught myself..It really impressed my mom at the time...:cool:
     
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