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'leaving on a jet plane'

Jeffsus

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Remember all those cool tunes from camp back when you were 8? And they are still cool now?

I wish I had a campfire and a cool older(17 or 18) girl with a guitar to sing to me. I also kinda miss the stars that we all take for granted in Ontario. And lakes.

If you end up having kids, do everyone a favour and send them to some lame ass camp somewhere!

-jM
A&D
 

rave jedi

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I absolutely love that John Denver classic a million years ago. It was the first song I tried to learn how to play with my guitar up at camp when I was a camp counsellor.
 

Caz

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I dont know why but this thread made me think of that 80s track "relax" by Frankie Goes to hollywood


jeff you sexy bitch get on msn
 

acheron

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I went to the Taylor Statten Camps (Ahmek) in Algonquin Park during the early eighties... It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Some of the better times definitely involved singalongs and stories by campfire. The camp had its own MC/minstrel named Henri (onn-ree) who not only led sing-songs at meals in the dining hall but also also made it around to all the sections with his guitar to do singalongs in the cabins of kids whose counselors or CITs didn't have musical abilities...

He did that trick where he'd take his cigarette and hang it (lit) off one of the ends of his bass strings while he played. In the dim evening light it was entrancing to see the heater bounce around as he played.

Of course, Leaving on a Jet Plane was a favourite.

heh... the CITs in my section all got shirts that said "Saigon..." on them... It wasn't until years later that I realized that it referred to the first line of Apocalypse Now.

Other things came to light as I got older as well, such as how when, as an 11 year-old, I got up late at night and went to knock on the counsellor's cabin to ask permission to use the camp washrooms instead of the kybos in our section as they stank like ass, and stumbled on the bunch of them (our counsellors and two CITs) playing poker in this little cabin that was wallpapered with beer cans and they were clearly smoking pot... different times. My counsellor was a definite hippy. Even had Birkenstocks. But then, it was 1982.
 
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Jeffsus

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Did john denver write it?

I would post tunes buy my closely related family who did the superbowl shit this year is advising me againstit.

Either way i got some cool Quebecoias folk goin on right nowl.

I mean. SORRY TO INTERRUPT YOUR COOL ELECTRONICA ....


Your name is shit and you dont know where it comes from.

You don't even know your significance in your own province, let alone your pronvinces place in the dominion, let alone the dominions place in the word.

Fair game. I mean, after all, TTC *did* raise their fare by twenty five cents,

Originally Thought by Torry
Now imagine, that you single-handedly caused the Conservatives to win the election and can influence local weatherpatterns, without the use of LSD - what then? Sometimes - I wonder if death is right around the corner - the only thing I have yet left to try. This could perhaps be attributed to the fact that I view every person, every being as complex robots and that there are several networks (on this and other planet) that we are all hooked into. I cannot explain why I do the things I do, but I have a feeling that the networks that I am hooked into are not in-line with the consciousness of Canadians in general, that a higher source is guiding me - making me wait for a giant climax until I act. To quote the song by Faithless: Inaction is a weapon of mass destruction. Why does my spirit tell me to not act, because I am lazy?, why am I lazy? Crazy and lazy - most likely due to the fact that I have been riding the wave in between two towers and that I do not agree that one has to go this way or that way - but can exist in ones own little universe, which at the present is not provided for me in my surroundings.
You all are a bunch of self pretentious bastards.

-jM
A&D
 
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Sunshyne Jones

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Originally posted by rave jedi
I absolutely love that John Denver classic a million years ago. It was the first song I tried to learn how to play with my guitar up at camp when I was a camp counsellor.

haha, that's one of the reasons i learned to play guitar too. still one of my absolute favorite songs to sing, if not my #1.
 

rave jedi

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Originally posted by The Truth
New Order was sued by John Denver because their track "Run" sounded too similar to "Leaving on a Jet Plane"

Can't believe that happened...I just finished listening to both and guess that I'm deaf tone because I draw very little similarities between the 2.:confused: LOL
 

mitsuko souma

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Originally posted by Jeffsus
Remember all those cool tunes from camp back when you were 8?
As I kiss any dignity i had goodbye:
"Come UP, come UP,
Come up sweet breakfest, come up , come UP!
Hasten, Jason, bring the basin
Oops, PLOP, bring the mop
Alas, alas, its all in vain
The dog has licked it up again
Gore, gore upon the floor, and me without my spoon
Regurgitate , regurgitate,
Bring up all the food you ate: V- O- M-I -T! Vomit! (insert disgusting sound effects here)
from the Ode to little Girls with EatingDisorders
*just kidding, but we actually DID sing this at Christian youth retreats!
 

zoo

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Lets talk about camp!

I mostly goofed off with other mischievous kids, and rarely participated in what the 'counsellors' asked us to. The only activities I remember were creating tie-dye shirts, something with ropes, and a canoe. Mostly I remember running around, hiding from the stupid counsellors with other brats, and lining up for food 2-3 times a day, which was usually pretty gross.

I think my camp experience was compromised by the fact that it was a relatively costly middle-class day camp.
 
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MoFo

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I never went to camp. Or participated in school camp outings. Maybe one or two but I was always the kid who was left behind.

I spent my summers alone listening to records and watching my father's bisexual porn.

If I went back, I wouldn't change a thing. The best times of my life were spent listening to George Harrison, Peter Frampton, Sinead O'Connor and Fleetwood Mac with the sun shining on me and my headphones on.
 

zoo

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Yeah I had more fun the summers I didn't go to camp; getting into trouble in the neighbourhood, climing trees, making forts, playing nintendo ...

yo being a kid was pretty cool!
 

mitsuko souma

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lets talk about camp

i worked as a camp counsellor for MANY years, so too many to even mention but here are just a few:
- almost capsizing a canoe in the middle of the lake trying to teach two 6 yr olds how to paddle, which I don't recommend to ANYONE
- our weekly fri "formal" dinners where EVERYONE went in drag: never to early to teach the kiddies about the wonders of crossdressing
- being busted skinnydipping at 3 am in aforementioned lake by our boss and him watching all 10 of us climbing ashore in all our nekkid glory, him SHINING A FLASHLIGHT on us the entire time!
and finally (the same night)- me & another girl convincing 2 of the guys to run a naked obstacle course with us, stealing their clothes and leaving them all over camp (draped over volleyball nets, on boss' porch, etc) and us being thrown back in the lake for our troubles.
OH, the pics i could post! but this was B4 the digital age!
 

rave jedi

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God, I remember how bratty the little kids were when I was a counsellor. After lunch, there was a break period called "rest hour" and I remember how badly I needed my rest. In reality, no counsellor would ever get enough rest...These fucken kids just never got tired and always created chaos for us. Thank God for ritalin...

We had a system at our camp back in the day for counsellors who needed a break from their kids during meal time. We would have to sign up on a scheduled sheet for a "sanity break". Yes, that's exactly what they were called even in the employee manual.

In restropect, I do miss the good old days of teaching 8 and 9 year old kids how to smoke a cigarette during 3-day canoe-camping trips. It's funny I still have pics of myself smoking cigarettes with my little homies from the inner city. LOL Was I ever a bad counsellor.:p
 
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mitsuko souma

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Originally posted by rave jedi
God, I remember how bratty the little kids were when I was a counsellor. After lunch, there was a break period called "rest hour" and I remember how badly I needed my rest. In reality, no counsellor would ever get enough rest...These fucken kids just never got tired and always created chaos for us. Thank God for ritalin...

We had a system at our camp back in the day for counsellors who needed a break from their kids during meal time. We would have to sign up on a scheduled sheet for a "sanity break". Yes, that's exactly what they were called even in the employee manual.

In restropect, I do miss the good old days of teaching 8 and 9 year old kids how to smoke a cigarette during 3-day canoe-camping trips. It's funny I still have pics of myself smoking cigarettes with my little homies from the inner city. LOL Was I ever a bad counsellor.:p
I can relate. We never got any "sanity break' but for the smokers it was hard to get away, and since puffing was a BIG no-no , we had the Waffle Code , ie. " i'm goin for a waffle' (whispered). But since little kids have ears like bats, they would always start yellin "WE want waffles too!!can we come??" yikes. i was down to one cigarette a day, which is dangerous when combined with the no sleep thing, since there was always some random kid sleeping in my bed every night : NO M.J. JOKES!!!! They were six, and missed their mommies, and cried the whole time.
I kind of miss the whole hero-worship aspect of it all; these girls used to start fist-fights over who got to sit next to me at lunch.
 
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mcbee

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i went to camp from when i was ten until 15. then i was an LIT, a counsellor, an LIT leader, and eventually part of the management team. i worked at camp from when i was 17-25.

best summers of my life. made me the person i am together (that and raving:D which is interesting cuz they are so polar opposite, but still)

some of my best gfs are camp friends. camp friendships become intense and quickly.

my kids are TOTALLY going to camp.

:)sarah

and yes, we sang leaving on a jet plane too. used to make me bawl my eyes out at the end of summer banquet.
 

mcbee

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^^^i was fortunate to work at a camp where the director recognized how important we were to her camps success and we were in turn paid well.

in my university years, i even did a month of maintenance prior to the season.

ahh 4 months at camp. soo good.

:)sarah
 
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