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Message 992 of 1006 (887617)
08-14-2021 5:52 PM
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08-13-2021 4:38 PM


Re: Nanci Griffith, 68
Nanci Griffith Love at the Five and Dime

"I'm the Grim Reaper now, Mitch. Step aside."

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Message 993 of 1006 (887797)
08-22-2021 11:37 AM


Don Everly, 84
from wikipedia:

Don Everly claimed in a 2014 interview with the Los Angeles Times that he had given up smoking in the late 1960s and that Phil had stopped too but started again during their breakup and had continued until 2001. Don said that weak lungs ran in the family, as their father, Ike, had died of black lung disease. He admitted that he had lived "a very difficult life" with his brother and that he and Phil had become estranged once again in later years, something that was mainly attributed to "their vastly different views on politics and life", with the music being the one thing they shared closely, saying, "it's almost like we could read each other's minds when we sang." However, Don also stated he had not gotten over Phil's death, saying, "I always thought about him every day, even when we were not speaking to each other. It still just shocks me that he's gone." Don added that he had always firmly believed he would die before his brother, because he was older. In a 2016 interview Don said he was still coping with the loss of Phil and that he had kept some of his brother's ashes in his home. He added that he would pick up the ashes every morning and say "good morning", while admitting that it was a peculiar ritual.

On August 21, 2021, Don Everly died from a heart attack at his home in Nashville, aged 84.


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Message 994 of 1006 (887798)
08-22-2021 11:43 AM
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08-22-2021 11:37 AM


Re: Don Everly, 84
So never leave me lonely
Tell me you love me only
And that you'll always
Let it be me

Big memories.


Eschew obfuscation. Habituate elucidation.

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Message 995 of 1006 (887871)
08-24-2021 12:45 PM


Charlie Watts
Charlie Watts dead: Legendary Rolling Stones drummer dies aged 80


Je suis Charlie. Je suis Ahmed. Je suis Juif. Je suis Parisien. I am Mancunian. I am Brum. I am London.I am Finland. Soy Barcelona

"Life, don't talk to me about life" - Marvin the Paranoid Android

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Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved."
- Tim Minchin, in his beat poem, Storm.


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Message 996 of 1006 (887878)
08-24-2021 7:08 PM
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08-24-2021 12:45 PM


Re: Charlie Watts, 80
from Wikipedia:

Originally trained as a graphic artist, he started playing drums in London's rhythm and blues clubs, where he met Brian Jones, Mick Jagger, and Keith Richards. In January 1963, he joined their fledgling group, the Rolling Stones, as drummer, while doubling as designer of their record sleeves and tour stages. Watts, along with Jagger and Richards, are the only band members to have been featured on all of their studio albums. He cited jazz as a major influence on his drumming style. He toured with his own group, the Charlie Watts Quintet, and appeared in London at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club with the Charlie Watts Tentet.

In 2006, Watts was elected into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame; in the same year, Vanity Fair elected him into the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame. In the estimation of music critic Robert Christgau, Watts was "rock's greatest drummer." In 2016, he was ranked 12th on Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Drummers of All Time" list.


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Message 997 of 1006 (887919)
08-25-2021 3:51 PM
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Re: Charlie Watts
Whenever I see an "old guy" - i.e. my age - wearing a Rolling Stones T-shirt (the one with the big tongue) my first thought is, "What the heck?" And then I remember that the Rolling Stones are quite a bit older than me. Great music spans generations.

"I've been to Moose Jaw, now I can die." -- John Wing

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Message 998 of 1006 (887946)
08-26-2021 11:55 PM
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08-25-2021 3:51 PM


Re: Charlie Watts
I'm sure there are a lot of nice articles out there. Here is one of them:

The Unflappable Greatness of Charlie Watts

Moose

ABE - Make sure you look at the videos - They both focus on Charlie.

Edited by Minnemooseus, : ABE


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Message 999 of 1006 (888015)
08-29-2021 5:24 PM


Ed Asner, 91
Ed Asner - Wikipedia

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Message 1000 of 1006 (888017)
08-29-2021 9:52 PM
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08-29-2021 5:24 PM


Re: Ed Asner, 91
This was a bold one and it sucks he died.

He was a very outspoken critic of the September 11 issue, and he was a near constant guest, from 2005 to 2007, on the Alex Jones program.

He just did not seem to let peer pressure determine what he felt about the overall evidence that he personally felt was in play. And he let it all out too. I feel that he helped the cause of science, despite the fact that it wasn't his intent. His total adherence to all the facts (overall) on the ground, in the political arena, helped radiate a growing national mindset that strongly encouraged the engaging of all the inconvenient datums in science.

Creationism feel apart around the time Ed Asner was fighting the suppression of political details that needed to be factored into our policy equations. Heck, even Donald Trump made an eventual journey from a Rosie O'Donnell basher (partly over 9/11) to something of a 9/11 Truther position, years later. No doubt about the fact that the 9/11 Truther types helped create a national climate that resulted in strong public pressure against the NATO invasion of Africa and the war against sinst Syria.

Carl Sagan said that he felt the library of Alexandria was destroyed because the supporters of science never spoke out against any bad political policies in their present time. The movement of the heavens were discussed, the justice of slavery was not. When the destroyers came for the ruination of the library, nobody, supportive of the library, was around to defend its existence.

Ed Asner spoke out against bad policies and he helped ignite an anti war fire.

Carl Sagan said that the suppression of inconvenient information is common in politics and religion but if has no place in the endeavor of science.

But Sagan already told us that political attitudes, among the population, are highly relevant to advancing the scientific effort.

Ed Asner fought against the suppressing of the details that many policy makers demand we never know about.

(George Romney went to Vietnam to talk to military policy officials and the military leaders. He came back and flatly said that he never experienced such a brainwashing in his entire life. He said he was fed a load of crap, and he made it clear that it was not just the political twirls, but also the generals who lied to him. It effectively ended his political career)

Ed Asner cut his teeth during the Vietnam war period, but he was still speaking truth, to and past the powers, and directly to the people. He was proud to stand up against the brainwashers that suppress facts and ruin careers.


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Message 1001 of 1006 (888099)
09-03-2021 1:35 AM


Lee "Scratch" Perry (20 March 1936 – 29 August 2021, 85)
Lee "Scratch" Perry - Wikipedia

One of the giants of reggae and dub, and that might be an understatement.

On the Jamaican scale of things, it's rather amazing that he didn't die forty or fifty years ago.

Moose


Professor, geology, Whatsamatta U
Evolution - Changes in the environment, caused by the interactions of the components of the environment.

"Do not meddle in the affairs of cats, for they are subtle and will piss on your computer." - Bruce Graham

"The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness." - John Kenneth Galbraith

"Yesterday on Fox News, commentator Glenn Beck said that he believes President Obama is a racist. To be fair, every time you watch Glenn Beck, it does get a little easier to hate white people." - Conan O'Brien

"Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable." - John Kenneth Galbraith

It says something about the qualities of our current president that the best argument anyone has made in his defense is that he didn't know what he was talking about. - Paul Krugman (as stolen from Chiroptera's signature)

"My fellow Americans, I'm pleased to tell you today that I've signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes" - Ronald Reagan (1984)

"I know a little about a lot of things, and a lot about a few things, but I'm highly ignorant about everything." - Moose


  
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Message 1002 of 1006 (888344)
09-14-2021 9:44 PM


Norm McDonald
Oct. 17, 1959 - Sept 14 2021

One of the greatest comics ever


  
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Message 1003 of 1006 (888360)
09-16-2021 12:25 AM


John Shelby Spong, 1931-2021
Wikepedia entry for Spong, best known as Episcopal bishop of Newark.

Fundamentalism - the anti-American, anti-Christian branch of American Christianity

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Message 1004 of 1006 (888361)
09-16-2021 11:28 AM
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Re: John Shelby Spong, 1931-2021
I own several of his books. My favorite was Rescuing the Bible from Fundamentalism.

--Percy


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Message 1005 of 1006 (888683)
09-27-2021 7:01 PM


George Frayne (Commander Cody), 77
Bill had already notified me.

Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen - Wikipedia

they were hitting the big time right around when i was still in Ann Arbor.


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Message 1006 of 1006 (888852)
10-12-2021 2:51 PM


Paddy Maloney, 83
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paddy_Moloney

from Brian O'Donovan's facebook post:

Brian O'Donovan

Paddy Moloney of the Chieftains, died today[1]. It would be impossible for me to overstate the influence of this one man on the Irish traditional music landscape over the past 60 years. For me personally, it was the Chieftains TV appearances during tributes to (another great) Sean O'Riada in 1971, and those first three Chieftains albums - esp 3 - that lured me towards traditional Irish music in the first place. He will be remembered as a pivotal figure, a true and tireless ambassador for the music, and a major influence on players around the world. I will be broadcasting an extensive tribute on Saturday's radio program. Paddy Moloney was 83.

[1] this was yesterday, the 11th, and not today, the 12th.


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