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Theodoric
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Message 541 of 627 (794160)
11-10-2016 11:10 PM
Reply to: Message 538 by xongsmith
11-10-2016 9:17 PM


Re: Leonard Cohen, 82
One of my all time favorites. He just released his last album last month. Pick it up, listen to it. It is very good.

Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.


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Message 542 of 627 (794202)
11-11-2016 8:21 AM
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11-10-2016 9:22 PM


Re: Leonard Cohen, 82
quote:
What is a saint?...Something in him so loves the world that he gives himself to the laws of gravity and chance. Far from flying with the angels, he traces with the fidelity of a seismograph needle the state of the solid bloody landscape.

L Cohen, Beautiful Losers


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Message 543 of 627 (794226)
11-11-2016 4:00 PM


Robert Vaugh, from Man from Uncle 83
http://comicbook.com/...-e-star-robert-vaughn-dies-at-age-83
  
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Message 544 of 627 (794270)
11-13-2016 1:29 PM


Leon Russell
...maybe not as luminary as Cohen, but I did like a lot of his stuff and saw one of his later shows. Just heard "Back To The Island" again...

- xongsmith, 5.7d

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Message 545 of 627 (794321)
11-14-2016 3:25 PM
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11-10-2016 11:10 PM


Re: Leonard Cohen, 82
I need to pick that last album up. He was like one of those timeless cats that you never think of as getting old, gonna be around forever.
And suddenly one day they are gone from us. He had some good ones.

"You were not there for the beginning. You will not be there for the end. Your knowledge of what is going on can only be superficial and relative" William S. Burroughs

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Message 546 of 627 (794329)
11-14-2016 4:20 PM


Leon Russell
Why does it seem that great musicians pass away in numbers. It's been another bad year for these folks.

Leon Russell, the longhaired, scratchy-voiced pianist, guitarist, songwriter and bandleader who moved from playing countless recording sessions to making hits on his own, died on Sunday in Nashville. He was 74.

Many of his songs became hits for others, among them Superstar (written with Bonnie Bramlett) for the Carpenters, Delta Lady for Mr. Cocker and This Masquerade for George Benson. More than 100 acts have recorded A Song for You, which Mr. Russell said he wrote in 10 minutes.


Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also in prison. Thoreau: Civil Disobedience (1846)

History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people. Martin Luther King

I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend. Thomas Jefferson

Seems to me if its clear that certain things that require ancient dates couldn't possibly be true, we are on our way to throwing out all those ancient dates on the basis of the actual evidence. -- Faith


    
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Message 547 of 627 (794338)
11-14-2016 4:53 PM
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11-14-2016 3:25 PM


Re: Leonard Cohen, 82
Well if you are going to buy it here is a better choice than amazon.
https://us.7digital.com/...elease/you-want-it-darker-5842264

Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.


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Message 548 of 627 (794380)
11-14-2016 7:36 PM
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11-13-2016 1:29 PM


Re: Leon Russell
Sorry, I missed your post. Leon Russell was more of a behind the scenes guy, but I'll remember him best for his appearance in that Joe Cocker video for "The Letter".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFHA15B8iNI


Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also in prison. Thoreau: Civil Disobedience (1846)

History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people. Martin Luther King

I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend. Thomas Jefferson

Seems to me if its clear that certain things that require ancient dates couldn't possibly be true, we are on our way to throwing out all those ancient dates on the basis of the actual evidence. -- Faith


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Message 549 of 627 (794385)
11-14-2016 9:05 PM


Gwen Ifill
Gwen Ifill

I will miss her on the PBS News Hour.


What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy


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Message 550 of 627 (794387)
11-14-2016 10:18 PM
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11-14-2016 9:05 PM


Re: Gwen Ifill
Yup. She will be missed.

My Sister's Website: Rose Hill Studios My Website: My Website

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xongsmith
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Message 551 of 627 (794390)
11-14-2016 10:45 PM
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11-14-2016 7:36 PM


Re: Gwen Ifill
One of the last true journalists.

Edited by xongsmith, : clicked wrong


- xongsmith, 5.7d

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Message 552 of 627 (794410)
11-15-2016 10:03 AM
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11-14-2016 9:05 PM


Re: Gwen Ifill
One of the few true journalists there were.

Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.


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xongsmith
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Message 553 of 627 (794426)
11-15-2016 2:34 PM


Mose Allison, 89
And now it's Mose Allison! WTF?

- xongsmith, 5.7d

    
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Message 554 of 627 (794691)
11-19-2016 9:25 PM


Sharon Jones, soul legend and Dap-Kings frontwoman, dies at 60
I wasn't a big follower, but I do feel a tremendous respect for what she was doing.

I first heard about it on public radio last night, but the first online mention I encountered led to this page.

Moose


    
xongsmith
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Message 555 of 627 (794806)
11-26-2016 12:44 PM


Fidel Castro
after long illness, Fidel Castro checks out of his hotel

- xongsmith, 5.7d

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