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Author Topic:   Tribute Thread for the Recently Passed Greats
Asgara
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Message 1 of 1163 (330937)
07-11-2006 7:25 PM


We have had numerous little tribute/goodbye threads to greats in many fields that have past on.
Here is a thread to consolidate them.

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Asgara
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Message 2 of 1163 (330938)
07-11-2006 7:28 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by Asgara
07-11-2006 7:25 PM


Shine on Crazy Diamond
Syd Barrett, original songwriter for Pink Floyd has died this week of diabetes.
Musician Syd Barrett Dies at Age 60 : NPR
Page not found - A+E Interactive
The Syd Barrett Archives - The home of all things Syd BarrettThe Syd Barrett Archives
Remember when you were young, you shone like the sun.
Shine on you crazy diamond.
Now there's a look in your eyes, like black holes in the sky.
Shine on you crazy diamond.
You were caught on the crossfire of childhood and stardom,
blown on the steel breeze.
Come on you target for faraway laughter,
come on you stranger, you legend, you martyr, and shine!
You reached for the secret too soon, you cried for the moon.
Shine on you crazy diamond.
Threatened by shadows at night, and exposed in the light.
Shine on you crazy diamond.
Well you wore out your welcome with random precision,
rode on the steel breeze.
Come on you raver, you seer of visions,
come on you painter, you piper, you prisoner, and shine!

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iano
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Message 3 of 1163 (330961)
07-11-2006 9:20 PM
Reply to: Message 2 by Asgara
07-11-2006 7:28 PM


Re: Shine on Crazy Diamond
For all the world an end-of-Romans 7 man. I acknowledge Pink Floyd (up to Final Cut) and Joni Mitchell (I wonder did she ever find love?) in arriving at where I arrived at.
The Lord works in mysterious ways indeed

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Minnemooseus
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Message 4 of 1163 (330980)
07-11-2006 11:42 PM
Reply to: Message 2 by Asgara
07-11-2006 7:28 PM


Re: Shine on Crazy Diamond (at wfmu.org)
At least 1 WFMU show aired a 30 minute chunk of Syd Barrett. To jump directly to the Syd, click the following:
http://www.wfmu.org/listen.m3u?show=19668&archive=28703&s...
The playlist is at WFMU: Liz Berg: Playlist from July 11, 2006
Moose

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cavediver
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Message 5 of 1163 (331032)
07-12-2006 5:18 AM
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07-11-2006 7:28 PM


Re: Shine on Crazy Diamond
It was strange... I was thinking of Syd and the gang and their days at the UFO (not that I was around then!) last night as I watched Sigur Ros live.
And I return home to find that Syd has gone.
But he shines on in many other guises and bands...

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alacrity fitzhugh
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Message 6 of 1163 (335027)
07-24-2006 10:07 PM


In memory of Syd:
Edited by Admin, : Reflect fix of bug causing incorrect processing of tag.

  
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Message 7 of 1163 (335106)
07-25-2006 7:10 AM


Would an RIP forum be appropriate?

--Percy
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Minnemooseus
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Message 8 of 1163 (372233)
12-25-2006 10:46 PM


James Brown (Godfather of Soul) passes on
Here's a NPR page, for lack of a better link:
Soul Icon James Brown Dies at 73
Moose
ps: It wasn't easy tracking down this topic.

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Message 9 of 1163 (372385)
12-27-2006 1:18 AM


Gerald Ford dead at 93
Gerald Ford, 38th President, Dies at 93 - The New York Times
IMHO, one of the greatest presidents of the 20th century. He led the country through a very difficult time and made some very hard choices that he had to know would likely end his political career. He acted based on what he thought was best for the country and not necessarily best for him. A true statesman.

Those who would sacrifice an essential liberty for a temporary security will lose both, and deserve neither. -- Benjamin Franklin

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jar
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Message 10 of 1163 (372414)
12-27-2006 10:08 AM
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12-27-2006 1:18 AM


Re: Gerald Ford dead at 93
I absolutely agree about how Ford should be remembered. He was the last honorable Republican president or candidate for president.

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Minnemooseus
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Message 11 of 1163 (381615)
01-31-2007 10:18 PM


Molly Ivins dies of cancer at 62
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070201/ap_on_re_us/obit_ivins
quote:
Best-selling author and columnist Molly Ivins, the sharp-witted liberal who skewered the political establishment and referred to President Bush as "Shrub," died Wednesday after a long battle with breast cancer. She was 62.
I wish I had a flag to fly at half-mast.
Moose
Edited by Minnemooseus, : Fix formating in quote.

  
Minnemooseus
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Message 12 of 1163 (394546)
04-12-2007 1:13 AM


Novelist Kurt Vonnegut dies at 84
MSN | Outlook, Office, Skype, Bing, Breaking News, and Latest Videos
quote:
Kurt Vonnegut, the satirical novelist who captured the absurdity of war and questioned the advances of science in darkly humorous works such as “Slaughterhouse-Five” and “Cat’s Cradle,” died Wednesday. He was 84....
I have been very late in becoming acquainted with his work.
Moose
Added by edit: Kurt Vonnegut - Wikipedia
Edited by Minnemooseus, : See above.

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

  
Minnemooseus
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Message 13 of 1163 (399323)
05-05-2007 12:26 AM


Andrew Hill and Mstislav Rostropovich
Jazz pianist Andrew Hill died 4/20/07.
Andrew Hill - Wikipedia
Cellist/Conductor Mstislav Rostropovich died 4/27/07.
Mstislav Rostropovich - Wikipedia
And, as a nod to Chevy Chase, to the best of my knowledge, Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead.
Francisco Franco - Wikipedia
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
"I know a little about a lot of things, and a lot about a few things, but I'm highly ignorant about everything." - Moose

  
Minnemooseus
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Message 14 of 1163 (416796)
08-17-2007 9:32 PM


Max Roach, also Tom Snyder and Ingmar Bergman
Max Roach, jazz drummer legend, died August 16th.
Obit at NY Times
Max Roach - Wikipedia
Tribute program at WFMU -
Playlist.
RealPlayer (perminent) - http://www.wfmu.org/listen.ram?show=24245&archive=37215
MP3 (good for 2 weeks) - http://www.wfmu.org/listen.m3u?show=24252&archive=37218
Also, Tom Snyder died July 29th.
Tom Snyder - Wikipedia
Ingmar Bergman died July 30th.
Ingmar Bergman - Wikipedia
Moose

  
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Message 15 of 1163 (419092)
08-31-2007 8:10 PM


Michael Jackson

  
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