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  2. David of many Bowie clones from the 70's and 80's. Here he is with his band 'Japan' trying his absolute best to look like his idol.




    Doesn't he look familiar? :woah:


    Bowie from 75

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    Not going to shade Sylvian's band Japan, Quiet Life is a pretty good song...Mick Karn on bass, proving why he was one of the most sought after bass players of early New Wave. Karn would later go on to do albums with Gary Numan and Kate Bush, as well as producing his own solo records. A unique bass player who definitely made his band (Japan) sound a lot better than they truly were. R.I.P. 


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  4. March 23 Through the Years  

      1775- Patrick Henry gives the "Give Me Liberty" Speech


      1806- Lewis and Clark begin journey home


     1857- Elisha Otis installs his first elevator


      1868- The University of California is founded


      1919- Benito Mussolini founds the Fascist Movement


      1933- Hitler becomes dictator 


      1965- Gemini 3 is launched


      1977- The First Nixon/Frost Tape is recorded


      1994- Mexican Presidential Candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio is assassinated

  5. Last week
  6. BIG BALLER BRAND. Best T-Shirt Clothing Line name ever. Can't get any more 1990's-sounding than that!

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    2. Jules


      Last one I promise, before I am done spamming your big ballin azzz.


      Fresh from 1993.




      This song always cracked me up hard. And then years ago when Snowden came joke on a certain conspiracy forum they believed this song predicted Snowden since it was "Snow" and "Informer."



    3. Synthetic


      I fell asleep yesterday, sorry about that. Was very very tired after cleaning. I did snap some new photos of the cats recently.


      The Cavs could lose the #1 seed to Boston, that would make me happy. 

    4. Jules





  7. Yet another Chuck has passed away. Chuck Barris the creator of the Gong Show and host. As well as created Newlywed and Dating Game dies at 87! 

  8. One of my favorite TV shows to watch on Showtime on Sunday nights is called "Billions." I say that because the premise of the storyline revolves around a greedy, WallStreet hedge fund CEO & the Attorney General in the Southern District of NY City. Money vs Regulation; Unlimited fiscal resources vs a tight federal budget. 


    The other segment of the program that I really enjoy is that the musical score pays homage to classic metal bands like Ratt & Metallica in previous seasons. I will demonstrate my point in a second. Thank you for your patience...

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    2. southwest1


      "Hate is nature's most perfect energy source; It's endlessly renewable" --Bobby Axelrod


      Delicious villains make for captivating television. 



      "You know the only enemy more dangerous than a man with unlimited resources is one with nothing to lose."--NYC Attorney General Chuck Rhodes. 


      The clashing of bravo & intellectual spears always fascinates me. An eternal battle between sins & virtue like a greek tragedy baby. Great stuff! 


    3. southwest1


      1 last quote: "Walk away."


      "I should. But, then again, what's the point of having bleep you money if you never say bleep you right?" 


      This quote illustrates the allure of money, but it also leads to a false sense of security like those who have it are untouchable or indestructible. They're not. Like Icarus who flew too close to the sun & his mythological wings melted....Overconfidence leads to underestimating your adversary & your eventual downfall & death spiral. 


      I minored in Literature as an Undergrad so SW1 has a soft spot for metaphors & deep, universal truths I guess. haha

    4. TheRustonRifle#7
  9. March 22 Through the Years 

      238- Gordian 1 and 2 become Emperors of Rome


     1622- Jamestown Massacre


     1630- The Massachusetts Bay Colony outlaws Dice, Cards, and Gaming Tables


     1638- Anne Hutchinson is expelled from The Massachusetts Bay Colony


     1765- The British Parliament passes The Stamp Act 


     1829- The Borders of Greece are established by the London Protocol 


     1871- North Carolina Governor William Woods Holden is removed by impeachment 


     1872- Illinois requires gender equality in employment 


     1894- the first Stanley Cup


     1945- The Arab League is founded


     1960- The first patent for a laser is awarded


     1972- The ERA is sent to the states


     1978- Karl Wallenda dies after a fall from a tight rope in Puerto Rico


    1993- Intel ships the first Pentium Chips


     1997- Tara Lipinski becomes youngest World Figure Skating Champ


     2006- 3 CPT Hostages are freed by British Forces

  10. March 21 Through the Years   

      1788- A Fire in New Orleans destroys much of the city


      1804- The Code Napoleon is adopted in France


      1861- CSA VP Alexander Stephens gives the Cornerstone Speech


      1871- Otto von Bismarck becomes Chancellor of the German Empire


      1871- Henry Morton Stanley begins his search for David Livingstone


      1946- The Los Angeles Rams sign Kenny Washington 


      1952- Alan Freed presents the 1st Rock and Roll Concert


      1963- Alcatraz closes


      1965- MLK leads Civil Rights March from Selma to Montgomery


      1980- Jimmy Carter announces US boycott of the Moscow Olympics


      1986- Debi Thomas wins the World Figure Skating Championship


      1990- Namibia becomes independent from South Africa


       2006- Twitter was founded



  11. March Quiz 2017 #7 What is Beatles drummer Ringo Starr's real name?!

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    2. 100GFB
    3. Nadine


      Richard Starkey? IDK that's the name that popped into my head

    4. JPPT1974


      You are right Nadine. As he is called by his stage name due to liking rings. Notice his hands!

  12. R.I.P. Chuck Berry, one of the greatest. For those that want to check some of his catalog now, "Chuck Berry Is On Top" was arguably his best album. It contained all his big hits from Johnny B. Goode to Little Queenie, Carol, Almost Grown, Maybellene, etc etc. 


    Sadly, CD copies of Chuck Berry Is On Top are relatively difficult to come across. The album has been out of print for a long time. Amazon sells CD-R versions, which I do own a recent copy. Basically, it's legal for them to press CD-R versions of out-of-print albums and sell them for inflated prices over 20 dollars. It comes with a booklet and all the art is printed on nice paper, but one look at the back of the disc clearly shows that it's a CD-R and not the real thing. 


    Chuck's best album in print, happens to be his debut record 'After School Session'. Maybellene is on this album and was later included on 'Chuck Berry Is On Top'.


    My favorite Chuck Berry song was 'Little Queenie' and this video of him dancing is a glory to see, watch how he moves his legs back and forth. 



    Who covered Chuck Berry the best??? IMO, the Rolling Stones and no one else. 'Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!' featured two Chuck Berry covers. The one of Little Queenie was gorgeous. There are times when listening to Kieth Richards' rhythm style of playing where he can actually fool the listener into the thinking it's really Chuck Berry you're listening to. Only reason I take the Stones over any other covers is because of that. No other guitar player mastered Chuck's style better than Kieth Richards. 




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    2. Synthetic



      Chuck Berry was around forever like BB King. It really is sad to see him go. Now only Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis remain living from that old era, and as for the Blues, we got Otis Rush and Buddy Guy still with us (Buddy who has now been grandfathered into that role of "king of the Blues" since BB passed).


      Chuck Berry outlived BB King, that was a surprise to me. I thought he was a few years younger.


      I imagine for your father, he was the coolest thing in the world back then. Just watching videos of Chuck Berry is a great pleasure. 

    3. Synthetic


      Worth noting; Chuck Berry's 12 bar blues style of rhythm playing rocker songs is so influential. You hear it in practically everything. While he didn't invent the 12 bar blues, he certainly influenced how it's used - fast paced for a rocker. 


      The Rolling Stones used his style of 12 bar blues rockers a lot. Even Bowie's Suffragette City uses the 12 bar straight out of the playbook. 

    4. southwest1


      Thanks for starting this status update on Chuck Berry Bogie. I have a great deal of respect for the diversity of your historical musical knowledge across a variety of genres. I sincerely mean that. I'm not exaggerating either. 


      I appreciate that nugget you shared on how Berry's death affected your father too Jules. 

  13. March 20 Through the Years 

      1602- The Dutch East India Company is created


      1760- The Great Boston Fire of 1760


      1852- Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe is published


      1854- The Republican Party is formed


      1915- Einstein publishes his Theory Of Relativity 


      1922-The USS Langley, the first American Aircraft Carrier, is commissioned 


       1923- Pablo Picasso's first US Show opens in Chicago


       1942- MacArthur makes his "I Shall Return" speech


       1952- The Peace Treaty with Japan is ratified by the Seante


       1985- Libby Riddles wins the Iditarod 


       1987- The FDA approves AZT


        1993- Imelda Marcos goes on trial for Bribery, Embezzlement, and Racketeering 


        1999- The first Legoland on American Soil opens


         2000- Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin( H. Rap Brown) is arrested for the murder of two Atlanta Area Law Enforcement Officers


        2003- The United States of America, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Poland invade Iraq



  14. March Madness is the best thing ever.

  15. March 19 Through the Years   

      1563- The Edict of Ambrose gives some religious rights to the Hugenots


      1687- Robert Cavelier de LaSalle is murdered by his men


      1885- The North West Rebellion begins in Canada


      1895- Augusta and Louis Lumiere records footage on their Cinematograph


      1918- The US Congress established Time Zones and Dayloght Savings Time


      1920- The Senate rejects the Treaty of Versailles


      1931- Gamble no is legalized in Nevada


      1954- The first Boxing Match televised in color takes place


      1966- Texas Western wins the National Title


      1979- CSpan begins broadcating


      1987- Jim Bakker resigns as the head of The PTL Club

    1. 100GFB


      Keep it coming PT!

  16. Breaking of the pioneers of rock and roll Chuck Berry dies at 90! May he RIP!

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    2. JPPT1974
    3. 100GFB


      Love that "Back to the Future".  " Chuck this is your cousin Marvin, listen to this...."

    4. southwest1


      Yeah, that 'Back To Future' scene was very well done & it stills holds up well today 100GFB. 


      I know I was deeply saddened when I first heard about his passing. 



  17. March 18 Through the Years 

      AD 37- The Roman Sente makes Caligula Caesar


      1741- The New York Conspiracy of 1741 begins


      1766- The British Parlaiment repeals The Stamp Act


       1850- American Express Founded


       1874- Hawaii signs an exclusive Trade Treaty with the USA


       1915- The Battle of Gallipoli


       1925- The Tri-State Tornado hits Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana. The Southern Half of Princeton is devastated 


     1937- The New London Explosion


      1938- Pemex created


      1940- Hitler and Mussolini met and agree to form an alliance against Great Britian and France


      1942- The War Relocation Authority is established 


      1959- The Hawaiian Admission Act is passed





  18. Go Lady Irish Go


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  19. The Butler did it !!

    1. southwest1


      It's so difficult to find competent help these days isn't it? Just joking! 

  20. March 17 Through the Years

      Happy St. Patric's Day


       180- Marcus Aurelius dies


      1776- The Siege of Boston is ended


      1941- FDR opens the National Gallery of Art


      1958- The Vanguard I Satellite is launched


      1960- Eisenhower signs paper that will lead to the Bay of Pigs 


      1968- 6,000 sheep are found dead in Skull Valley, Utah; the deaths were from nerve toxin testing


      1992- Apartheid in South Africa is ended by a referendum which passed by a 68.7 to 31.2 vote


      2000- 530 members of the Ugandan Cult Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Comandments of God Die in an episode of a Mass Murder/Suicide

    1. TheRustonRifle#7


      Happy ST. Patty's to you PT!

    2. 100GFB


      Happy Patty Day to you PT!

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  22. Why do I think you you like this song?



    1. TheRustonRifle#7


      Or this?



    2. NFLfan


      Yes, I like both very much. How did you know?


      Thank you. :)

    3. southwest1


      Not to intrude on your musical moment with NFLfan RR7, but it's impossible not to listen to 'Oh What A Night' & shimmy your hips in your computer chair & do some serious karaoke man.  


      The high pitched chorus is what does it. And best of all, nobody got kicked in a certain area to hit that high note either. Yes, I went there. Sorry about that. It's who I am. It's what I do humor wise. 


      Catchy tune though.  


  23. I felt like listening to some music from our neighbors up north....feel free to Beiber PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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    2. TheRustonRifle#7


      "Ohio" is the antithesis of music and free speech transcending the morally unacceptable demon known as intolerance.....If intolerance is allowed to reign, freedom and the right to pursuit of happiness is denied...I know other protest songs preceded this but few had the bite, imho.

    3. southwest1


      "Lay it on the line, lay it on the line, lay it on the line...Don't waste my time" Oh yeah...


      "You know I love you; you know it's true" RR7 & I won't 'waste your precious time' LOL! 


      I know; I know keep my day job. Ha! Ha! 

    4. southwest1


      Speaking of the Canadian powerhouse that is RUSH, I was waiting to use this tremendous 'Closer To The Heart' cover for an upcoming movie review, but the number is so good, it literally can be played down or used more than once.



      Jesus, I wish I was this talented, but alas, SW1 is not. Oh well, so be it. I've always had a solid ear though, which counts in the long run I suppose. 



  24. March 16 Through the Years   

     1621- Samoset visits the Pilgrims for the first time


     1802- The Army Corps of Egineers is created


      1916- American Forces led by "Black Jack" Pershing joins the hunt for Pancho Villa


      1935- Hiltler orders the rearmament of Germany breaking The Treaty of Versailles 


      1958- The 50 Millionth Automobile is produce by the Ford Motor Company


      1968- The My Lai Massacre


      1978- Former Italian PM Aldo Moro is kidnapped


      1984- CIA station chief William Buckley is kidnapped is Beirut


      1985- AP Newsman Terry Anderson is kidnapped


      1988- Oliver North and John Poindexter are indicted for conspiracy for their roles in the Iran Contra Scandal


      1995- Mississippi formally ratified the 13th Amendment

  25. Kudos to GM Chris Ballard for planning his work and working his plan in free agency !!

  26. March 2017 Quiz #6 Speaking of Ritchie Valens what is his real name?!

    1. TheRustonRifle#7



    2. 100GFB


      I forgot but I I'll google it but won't post it!

    3. JPPT1974


      Richard Venezuela is his real name. Ritchie Valens is a stage name.

  27. March 15 Through the Years

      44 BC- Julius Caesar is stabbed and killed by several Roman Senators including Marcus Junius Brutus, Gaius Cassius Longinus and Decimus Junius Brutus


      1783- George asks his officers not to participate in the Newburgh Conspiracy  


      1820- Maine becomes 23 State


      1892- Liverpool F. C. is founded


      1906- Rolls Royce Limited is incorporated 


      1917- Tsar Nicholas II abducates Russian Throne


       1885- The First Internet Domain Name is registered 

    1. 100GFB


      Whoa PT 1885, the first internet registered!  No problem you doing a great job!

  28. Reminder:

      Everything Will Be Okay

    1. TheRustonRifle#7


      Very true......:D

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