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Subject: Rick Duncan Appreciation Week

Written By: Spaff.com on 12/08/03 at 12:00 a.m.

Rick's got, like, a bazillion parodies, which puts him high on the infamous "Parody Authors" list, but since he posted most of them within a few days, they really got overlooked. I think he's averaging fewer than 6 votes per parody.

Even if you're not a Beatles fan (and if you're not, don't admit it or you might get bitch-slapped), you'll find plenty to like. I'm going to try to make it to as many of his parodies as I can this week. (Even if it's only 10% of his oeuvre, it's a start.) You're invited to join me.


Subject: Re: Rick Duncan Appreciation Week

Written By: jreuben on 12/09/03 at 08:49 p.m.

Now that I got through Melhi's songs (and was inspired with a great song idea for the coming week), I'm ready for this batch!

Subject: Re: Rick Duncan Appreciation Week

Written By: philbo_baggins on 12/10/03 at 03:59 a.m.

Not sure I've got *THAT* much free time... but he's done a s**t load of good stuff, for sure...

Subject: Re: Rick Duncan Appreciation Week

Written By: AussieBullDog on 12/12/03 at 11:13 p.m.

(AussieBullDog endorses Rick Duncan Appreciation Week...)

I never realised just how many songs the Beatles have actually recorded until I discovered Rick Duncan!

Subject: Re: Rick Duncan Appreciation Week

Written By: 2nz on 12/13/03 at 09:54 p.m.

There's just so many, I only got to maybe 10%, but that's 26 votes already. I really was connecting with "You don't need to shove", it being that time of year and all. Rick, how long ago did you write all of these?

Subject: Re: Rick Duncan Appreciation Week

Written By: Johnny_D on 12/13/03 at 10:05 p.m.

I've been a fan of RD's parodies ever since he started his thunderous Beatles upload!   From time to time I like to go surfing through the Amiright parody database archives and read, vote, and comment on older parodies...and Rick Duncan's parodies have been - and still are - among my favorites.

Johnny D

( "Johnny_D", with that underscore, is my Messageboard i.d.; I don't use the underscore on the parody pages)

Subject: Re: Rick Duncan Appreciation Week

Written By: David Chrenko on 12/27/03 at 09:57 p.m.

At the risk of sounding gushy (and I probably will), I've been a fan of Rick's since about 1976. Rick taught me how to write songs, how to sing harmony, and how to do multitrack recording. He showed me where the box was that I had to think outside of. I was often the first friend he'd invite over to perform his newest song parodies with. He plays more instruments, and more musical styles than anyone else I know. When I had my own New Wave band in the '80s, Rick was our soundman on the road. Through three decades, he's been one of my worst critics, and one of my best champions. I'm at this website because of Rick Duncan, and though we now live about a thousand miles apart, he is still a most valued friend. I would also encourage those of you who haven't done so, to enjoy Rick's excellent parodies.

Subject: Re: Rick Duncan Appreciation Week

Written By: Rick Duncan on 12/31/03 at 07:20 p.m.

I'm a computer idiot, I didn't find this until Mehli told Paul how to find his. Another door opens up. I had no idea, even though there were clues. You were all probably thinking, "What an ingrate! He doesn't even respond to his own Tribute. Even more ironic since I was just about to do the Amiright tribute. Anyway, Thanks Spaff, Jeff, Phil,2nz, Johnnie D, and especially David,who is one of the quickest wits I've ever known. If you've ever watched Bob Hope/Bing Crosby movies, that's what the banter is like when the two of us get in the same room. This site has reconnected me with old friends, made new ones, and stimulated my aging brain. I always felt that I'd do well as a newspaper reporter, not because I'm such a great writer, but because I do well when I have a deadline. My challenge here is to try to think up at least one of these a day. (I don't know how Guy and Malcolm and Pacholek do it.) To 2nz, I wrote most of the Beatle ones around the time the "Anthologies" came out-'95,'96. Some of them I had to update or re-write, and there are recordings of about twelve. Most of them sat around in my notebooks with only the most loyal of my friends even giving them the once-over. So thanks again for sharing a warped hobby.

Subject: Re: Rick Duncan Appreciation Week

Written By: Paul Robinson on 01/12/04 at 00:38 a.m.

Yes,  another excellent idea here.  Rick's so prolific but I try to look at as many as I can and I go back from time to time and try to look at a few more.  He was one of the first folks on the site to give me encouragement and I was most appreciative.  I notice he tries very hard to give new folks a look and a mention where he can and that's a real class thing to do for someone that I know is very busy.  

Subject: Re: Rick Duncan Appreciation Week

Written By: Paul Robinson on 01/12/04 at 00:43 a.m.

Oh, I forgot to mention this in the comment I just posted.  Rick,  thanks for mentioning you didn't know about this place before,  I thought I was the only idiot who didn't know about it.