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Message 977 of 987 (885942)
04-29-2021 10:59 AM
Reply to: Message 976 by ringo
04-29-2021 10:54 AM


My condolences.

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Message 978 of 987 (885943)
04-29-2021 11:07 AM
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04-29-2021 10:54 AM


My condolences Ringo. It sounds like she will be sorely missed.

Things will be hard, I know. I wish you all the best.


Could there be any greater conceit, than for someone to believe that the universe has to be simple enough for them to be able to understand it ?

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Message 979 of 987 (885958)
04-29-2021 9:35 PM
Reply to: Message 973 by xongsmith
04-29-2021 12:25 AM


Re: Michael Collins, 90
I am lucky enough to have picked up in box lots at auction 2 different michael collins autograph. One was a box lot of cape Kennedy memorabilia where a pamphnet that was a 1 year anniversary political piece was signed by not only Micheal Collins, but Buzz Aldin and Neil Armstrong. The other was from the estate of a publisher that publish4d Micheal Collins book, and he autographed a copy to the two publishers.

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Message 980 of 987 (886027)
05-03-2021 3:20 AM


Olympia Dukakis (June 20, 1931 – May 1, 2021)
Olympia Dukakis - Wikipedia

damn it all....


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Message 981 of 987 (886623)
05-27-2021 10:10 PM


Patrick Sky, 77
Patrick Sky - Wikipedia has his birth year as 1940, making him 80 instead 77 at death.

from Eric Andersen:
Well, today's a big, big sad day for me personally and all us songwriter music lovers. The dark? Well, he finally got there and the "yet" was removed early this morning. Patrick Sky the songwriter, singer, and Irish Uilleann bagpipe luthier and builder has left this world into the light from a hospice in Ashville, North Carolina, but didn't leave us for good. Songs like spirits always remain behind.

You were my label-mate at Vanguard Records. With his loving novelist and musician wife Cathy and devoted son Liam by his side, and keeping tight grips on his hand these past weeks, a hand finally slipped free, and the angels carried Pat Sky away. I recorded (as many others did) his great song "Many a Mile" and in the 60's Village, he and Buffy St. Marie and Peter LaFarge (Ira Hayes) were close friends in more ways than one.

They all shared Native American descent. Pat's was Cherokee from Georgia. He once fashioned a beautiful Indian mouth bow for Buffy which I hope she still plays. Pat was also close friends to the great Dave Van Ronk also known as (the "Mayor of McDougal Street.")
They were musical drinking pals at the Kettle of Fish and Pat had always had a very keen, irreverent, barbed, droll sense of humor. A brilliant mind and an insightful soul. But you couldn't take the business hassles of the music scene anymore.
Last time we were together was doing a concert together at the University of Virginia and were interviewed for radio by Jeff Place of the Smithsonian Institute. Afterwards, we retired to your and Cathy's comfy mobile home and sat in the dark in chairs outside, drinking beers, and wondering what happened to whom and where did so and so go? You were always curious and full of keen questions. I am still planning to record your great song "Nectar of God.”

Heard the rumor just confirmed by your son Liam. Joni Mitchell's song "Last Time I Saw Richard" was of course about Pat. Anyway, we are sending you big love and deep thanks for honoring us with your life and your music dear amigo, Patrick Sky, now be safe on your journey back home. Don't forget us.

Edited by AdminPhat, : added picture

Edited by xongsmith, : too many other sites and people say he was born in 1943.


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Message 982 of 987 (886638)
05-28-2021 5:32 PM
Reply to: Message 981 by xongsmith
05-27-2021 10:10 PM


Re: Patrick Sky, 77 (not 80)
there seems to be some disagreement with his birth year. some list it as 1943, which means he was 77.

thanks for the picture, Phat. that seems to be from his site - one of those disagreeing.

there are too many other sides and family members who say he was 77.

so i'm caving in.

Edited by xongsmith, : change to 1943


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Message 983 of 987 (886885)
06-13-2021 8:09 PM


Ned Beatty, 83 almost 84
Ned Beatty - Wikipedia

also, shamelessly stolen from Facebook:

RIP Ned Beatty,
July 6th 1937 - June 13th 2021.

Some of his work appeared in John Boorman’s DELIVERANCE (1971), Robert Altman’s NASHVILLE (1975), Sidney Lumet’s NETWORK (1976), Richard Donner’s SUPERMAN (1978) and Peter Chelsom’s HEAR MY SONG (1991).
"You have meddled with the primal forces of nature, Mr. Beale, and I won't have it! Is that clear? You think you've merely stopped a business deal. That is not the case! The Arabs have taken billions of dollars out of this country, and now they must put it back! It is ebb and flow, tidal gravity! It is ecological balance! You are an old man who thinks in terms of nations and peoples. There are no nations. There are no peoples. There are no Russians. There are no Arabs. There are no third worlds. There is no West. There is only one holistic system of systems, one vast and immane, interwoven, interacting, multivariate, multinational dominion of dollars. Petro-dollars, electro-dollars, multi-dollars, reichmarks, rins, rubles, pounds, and shekels. It is the international system of currency which determines the totality of life on this planet. That is the natural order of things today. That is the atomic and subatomic and galactic structure of things today! And *you* have meddled with the primal forces of nature, and *You... Will... Atone!* Am I getting through to you, Mr. Beale? You get up on your little twenty-one inch screen and howl about America and democracy. There is no America. There is no democracy. There is only IBM, and ITT, and AT&T, and DuPont, Dow, Union Carbide, and Exxon. Those are the nations of the world today. What do you think the Russians talk about in their councils of state, Karl Marx? They get out their linear programming charts, statistical decision theories, minimax solutions, and compute the price-cost probabilities of their transactions and investments, just like we do. We no longer live in a world of nations and ideologies, Mr. Beale. The world is a college of corporations, inexorably determined by the immutable bylaws of business. The world is a business, Mr. Beale. It has been since man crawled out of the slime. And our children will live, Mr. Beale, to see that... perfect world... in which there's no war or famine, oppression or brutality. One vast and ecumenical holding company, for whom all men will work to serve a common profit, in which all men will hold a share of stock. All necessities provided, all anxieties tranquilized, all boredom amused. And I have chosen you, Mr. Beale, to preach this evangel."

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Message 984 of 987 (887044)
07-05-2021 10:25 AM


Mike Gravel, 91, checked out on June 26th
Mike Gravel - Wikipedia

ok, he makes my list.

from the wiki:
"As a senator, Gravel became nationally known for his forceful but unsuccessful attempts to end the draft during the War in Vietnam and for putting the Pentagon Papers into the public record in 1971."


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Message 985 of 987 (887254)
07-27-2021 1:25 PM


Steven Weinberg, 88
May 3, 1933 – July 23, 2021

Steven Weinberg - Wikipedia

Sorry I missed this...


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Message 986 of 987 (887265)
07-28-2021 5:05 PM


ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill dies aged 72
The band’s bassist for more than 50 years, who had recently suffered a hip injury, died in his sleep at his Texas home


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Message 987 of 987 (887304)
07-30-2021 11:48 AM
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07-27-2021 1:25 PM


Re: Steven Weinberg, 88
May 3, 1933 – July 23, 2021
Steven Weinberg - Wikipedia
Sorry I missed this...

He was one of my favorite curmudgeons of physics and atheist thought. Sad to hear of his passing. His discussion of philosophy in "Dreams of a Final Theory" is still one of my favorites:

http://joelvelasco.net/...einberg%20against%20philosophy.pdf


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