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I'm sure Fordman is a huge Lady Gaga fan!
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The only time I have ever heard her sing enough to even know it was her was on the Oscars.  I was totally surprised at her performance.  I have heard that everything she does is total show business.  She isn't nothing like that in real life.[biggrin]
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Hahaha....yes, I bet fordman is a huge gaga fan!! Bieber too!!  Haha

My take...Any hot chick that does music videos in her panties is OK in my book.  I'll watch! LOL
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I began bowling around age three by pushing a ball with two hands.  When I was old enough to through a ball with one hand, my dad showed me the basics of throwing a ball correctly and I developed my own style from that.   I began playing the 1-board and throwing a hook at about age five.  Age six I was in a youth league and that lasted two years with the final year seeing my average jump over 100.  After that I didn't bowl much until my teens but occasional bowling during that period allowed me to consistently get better anyway.   I joined a league as a sub at eighteen and averaged 173 on old wooden lanes.   The next year I bowled as a regular with my average jumping to 177, 179, and 185 before that center closed down.  At the new one (synthetic lanes), I made it up to 209.    Shortly after that I switched to two-handed and saw my average drop to 193.   This year it's back up in the 200's and I think that I should be able to surpass my previous high.

But in short, how did I get so "good"?

1.  Someone showed me how to bowl properly at a young age.  Though my dad isn't a great bowler (185 high average I think) he knows enough to teach.   He showed me the steps to take, form at the foul line, and targeting.   He would make suggestions on adjustments if I wasn't hitting right.   Nowadays I am the one who gives him advice (and he finally takes it!) but I wouldn't be where I am if it weren't for him.

2.  Practice.   Though I didn't practice much until I was in my early twenties, I still bowled enough to learn.  Once I began throwing about 25 games a week I saw a lot of improvement even if scores didn't show it immediately.   I also notice the difference when I haven't bowled in a while.

3.  Videos.   I never watched too many bowling videos prior to bowling two-handed.  I always had a smooth release, good timing, and enough accuracy to bowl well as a one-hander, but two-handed bowling is so different I needed to watch a lot to get ideas on how to improve.   It's not like many people use this style at the bowling alley.   The ones that do haven't impressed me so I wouldn't imitate them at all.

4.  Having others watch me.   I don't have a video camera so I can't film myself, thus I sometimes ask others to watch me and tell me what I am doing if I feel that something may be wrong but I can't tell exactly what.   If you have a video camera, that would be better.

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I think her performance on the Oscars proved that Lady Gaga is a good deal more talented than a lot of her critics had previously believed.

As someone who spent 25 years of my life playing all kinds of top 40 music on the radio (and who still likes a good bit of the current music being played), I can say that the music I have in my iPod (iPhone) ranges from Frank Sinatra to Kanye West, from Black Eyed Peas to The Supremes, from James Brown to Bruno Mars, from Marvin Gaye to Rihanna, from Gladys Knight and the Pips to NFL Films Soundtracks, from the Four Tops to Mary J. Blige, from the Beach Boys to Daft Punk, from the Everly Brothers to Erica Badu, from Henry Mancini to Lady Gaga.  I like it all.  Well, unless it's country, metal or classical.  I don't much care for those.

And if I never have to listen to another Lynyrd Skynyrd song in my life, that will be just fine with me.

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I have never listened to Gaga or Bieber sing a whole song. Never.  Now that you are telling me that Bieber wears panties I know I will never listen again.  What next will he become a Lesbian like Jenner?
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No...lady gaga wears panties!
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