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Re: John Denver Peak

Postby Sky » Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:05 pm

I don't wanna Mount John Denver.
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Re: John Denver Peak

Postby BAUMGARA » Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:31 pm

NO!

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Re: John Denver Peak

Postby droidly » Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:23 pm

+1 on the HST suggestion.

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Re: John Denver Peak

Postby rking007 » Wed Jul 13, 2011 8:36 am

Doug Shaw wrote:
rking007 wrote:All I have to say is the Muppets Christmas album is the best of both worlds!


FYYFF. Nothing on this earth inspires me to fry up a few sides of bacon more than hearing Miss Piggy caterwaul, "Fiiiive goo-ooold rings...".


Ba dum dum dum!... mmmmm bacon...

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rking007 wrote:In fact, I think it should also be mandatory that John Denver be played on speakers along the trail the entire way up! :D Or maybe whoever builds the trail has to have him playing on speakers while they construct a trail... :D


They're building a trail, not torturing the Taliban.


So your saying you support the construction of a trail...? :)
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Re: John Denver Peak

Postby DenneyR » Wed Jul 13, 2011 10:06 am

Kitten wrote:
DenneyR wrote:
I fall a lot wrote:If his music wasn't so terrible it might be worth considering.

Maybe they should just put a pair of his glasses on the trailhead sign.


You have got to be kidding.........John Denver was a great lyricist and a terrific musician, his music is iconic

maybe you hit your head one of the times you fell...........


And a poet! many of today's singers out there just sing non sense crap...



Kitten.....you are so totally right......his words would take you to wherever or whatever he was singing about.
Most of todays music is senseless junk written according to the whims of music executives to milk as much money as possible from the public

I don't know how anyone, who loves the outdoors, could not appreciate many of the songs he's written

Here's a verse from one of my favorites

"Usually in the morning
I'm filled with sweet belonging
And everything is beautiful to see
Even when it's raining
The sound of Heaven singing
is simply joyful music to me."

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Re: John Denver Peak

Postby XrunclimbskiX » Wed Jul 13, 2011 11:34 am

As a caveat, I personally dislike John Denver's music. I am not arguing that he wasn't a decent song writer (not sure brilliant is the word I would choose) but it's just not what I am in to. When I am climbing, my internal music is hard and fast. Think Metallica Black Album. But that's the greatest part about music, mountains and climbing. It means something different to everyone. So if they want to name a nothing peak near aspen that I will never climb, John Denver Peak. That's fine with me. And it's nice that that peak would be available for those who appreciate his music to climb it.

Now, the best idea that I have heard in this forum is Hunter S. Thompson peak. That's a bit of a mouth full though. Gonzo Peak would suffice.

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Re: John Denver Peak

Postby Iguru » Wed Jul 13, 2011 12:28 pm

XrunclimbskiX wrote:As a caveat, I personally dislike John Denver's music. I am not arguing that he wasn't a decent song writer (not sure brilliant is the word I would choose) but it's just not what I am in to. When I am climbing, my internal music is hard and fast. Think Metallica Black Album. But that's the greatest part about music, mountains and climbing. It means something different to everyone. So if they want to name a nothing peak near aspen that I will never climb, John Denver Peak. That's fine with me. And it's nice that that peak would be available for those who appreciate his music to climb it.

Now, the best idea that I have heard in this forum is Hunter S. Thompson peak. That's a bit of a mouth full though. Gonzo Peak would suffice.



Metallica's Black album is hard, but not fast. Maybe you mean Ride the Lightning?
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Re: John Denver Peak

Postby I fall a lot » Wed Jul 13, 2011 1:14 pm

DenneyR wrote:
Kitten wrote:
DenneyR wrote:You have got to be kidding.........John Denver was a great lyricist and a terrific musician, his music is iconic

maybe you hit your head one of the times you fell...........


And a poet! many of today's singers out there just sing non sense crap...



"Usually in the morning
I'm filled with sweet belonging
And everything is beautiful to see
Even when it's raining
The sound of Heaven singing
is simply joyful music to me."


My point exactly. :)

John Denver is the outdoorsman's John Tesh.

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Re: John Denver Peak

Postby dmccool » Wed Jul 13, 2011 1:16 pm

We have peaks named after cold-blooded killers like William Sherman, Philip Sheridan, and Kit Carson (just to name a few) - why the backlash against John Denver?

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Re: John Denver Peak

Postby Jim Davies » Wed Jul 13, 2011 1:18 pm

XrunclimbskiX wrote:So if they want to name a nothing peak near aspen that I will never climb, John Denver Peak. That's fine with me.

Mt Sopris is far from a "nothing peak". However, I suppose you'll never know....your loss.
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Re: John Denver Peak

Postby ajkagy » Wed Jul 13, 2011 2:14 pm

Jim Davies wrote:
XrunclimbskiX wrote:So if they want to name a nothing peak near aspen that I will never climb, John Denver Peak. That's fine with me.

Mt Sopris is far from a "nothing peak". However, I suppose you'll never know....your loss.


Mt Sopris a nothing peak...that's about the funniest thing i've heard all day :lol:
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Re: John Denver Peak

Postby XrunclimbskiX » Wed Jul 13, 2011 3:09 pm

Jim Davies wrote:
XrunclimbskiX wrote:So if they want to name a nothing peak near aspen that I will never climb, John Denver Peak. That's fine with me.

Mt Sopris is far from a "nothing peak". However, I suppose you'll never know....your loss.


I was under the impression that they were going to name the East Peak of Mt. Sopris John Denver Peak. Maybe the Denver Post is wrong.

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