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The Blues Brothers

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The Blues Brothers

Postby Kenneth Burns » Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:43 am

Mrs. Tarantino: Are you the police?

Elwood: No ma'am. We're musicians.
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Re: The Blues Brothers

Postby mrak » Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:46 am

"Tucker McElroy, lead singer and driver of the Winnebago."

With a film like Blues Brothers, it's hard to know where to begin. Harder still to stop.
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Re: The Blues Brothers

Postby O.J. » Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:51 am

Duck Dunn: "We had a band powerful enough to turn goat piss into gasoline."
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Re: The Blues Brothers

Postby mrak » Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:52 am

"Who wants an orange whip? Orange whip? Orange whip?"

(Routinely cited by my friends and me when it's time to order another round of drinks.)
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Re: The Blues Brothers

Postby O.J. » Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:55 am

Yeah, if I had an orange whip for every time I've recited that line, I'd be Ted Kennedy.
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Re: The Blues Brothers

Postby Kenneth Burns » Tue Jun 02, 2009 12:11 pm

Musicians love that movie. It tells many truths about gigging, some painful, some sublime.
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Re: The Blues Brothers

Postby mrak » Tue Jun 02, 2009 12:23 pm

Kenneth Burns wrote:Musicians love that movie. It tells many truths about gigging, some painful, some sublime.

Jake: "You traded the Bluesmobile for this?!"
Elwood: "No. For a microphone."
Jake: "For a microphone?! (pause) OK, I can see that."

(I'm done hogging your thread now. Thanks, Kenneth.)
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Re: The Blues Brothers

Postby Bwis53 » Tue Jun 02, 2009 12:27 pm

"We're on a mission from God!"

"Don't you blaspheme!"


"Illinois Nazis! I hate Illinois Nazis!"



"We have both kinds of music: Country and Western!"



"And don't come back until you've redeemed yourselves!"
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Re: The Blues Brothers

Postby hershinmad » Tue Aug 25, 2009 10:27 pm

As far as I'm concerned, perhaps the best line for life

"No I didn't. Honest... I ran out of gas. I, I had a flat tire. I didn't have enough money for cab fare. My tux didn't come back from the cleaners. An old friend came in from out of town. Someone stole my car. There was an earthquake. A terrible flood. Locusts. IT WASN'T MY FAULT, I SWEAR TO GOD."
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Re: The Blues Brothers

Postby Troy Thiel » Thu Aug 27, 2009 7:11 am

"I've always loved you"
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Re: The Blues Brothers

Postby Troy Thiel » Thu Aug 27, 2009 7:12 am

'the new Oldsmobiles are in"
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Re: The Blues Brothers

Postby Troy Thiel » Thu Aug 27, 2009 7:12 am

"we play both kinds of Music...Country AND Western"
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Re: The Blues Brothers

Postby jackisonian » Thu Aug 27, 2009 11:01 am

I never saw Belushi and regret not driving to the Rosemont in 80 or 81 to see them live then. I did go to the HOB Chicago grand opening in 97. The tickets were completely sold out of course, Saturday was private invite only, Sunday the sold 200 or so tickets to the public. So without a real hope for tickets, I went anyway. The tickets were lamanates on lanyards! Sat. the private party, the place was hopping got there around 10p. I see all kinds of people coming and going so I got bold and start asking people who were leaving if I could have the lanyard. It took a hour or so and I got a press pass. Got inside it is open bar and the Blues Brothers band just started with many special guests. I saw and got a nod from Richard Branson probably saw right through me that I was out of my element but he smiled. John Landis was carrying the show poster from that night when I saw him. While I was out side I met John Belushi's cousin who was just hanging out soaking it in a little teary eyed his cuz wasn't there. It was great and that was Sat. Sunday I got in even earlier 10pm using the ain't to proud to beg theory, for the Blues Bros and James Brown. It was also a open bar night by the time JB got on stage there was room on the dance floor it was quite a time. Out of pocket was less the $100 food and posters for the weekend. The movie is so full of lines that are memorable it is my fave. Now find one line from the horrible BB2K movie that you can remember, you are challenged I bet, I can't.
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Re: The Blues Brothers

Postby c02 » Sun Sep 05, 2010 5:02 pm

It's 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark, and we're wearing sunglasses. - Elwood
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Re: The Blues Brothers

Postby gozer » Wed Oct 20, 2010 6:22 am

they broke my watch!

do u have miss piggy? *crash*

yer up shit creek without our money...
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