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  1. Live albums are like movie sequels. Sometimes it's well needed with a classic and a band that can put up a good performance (Iron Maiden's Live After Death being the Godfather Part.II of Metal), other times you have to wait over 10+ years for the sequel to come about, as I'm learning with these Anniversary performance albums.

    1. southwest1

      southwest1

      Cash live a Folsom Prison is definitely a classic no doubt. Good films & stellar soundtracks together are so rare these days because either the film or the movie score are not on the same level. It's extremely rare. Not like Eastwood in his early spaghetti westerns with composer Ennio Morricone. Those still sound spectacular today IMO.

    2. Jules

      Jules

      I think I like more live stuff then I initially thought. I was not thinking hard enough or even far back enough at times southwest.

      No I don't have nor have I listened to the Madison Square Garden album either but if I saw it I would probably pick it up in person.

    3. Synthetic

      Synthetic

      I download bootleg shows all the time. I've got hundreds of them on flashdrives and CD's that I've been collecting for years. That's the only time I tend to worry about muddy audio and problems. Studios tend to clean them up nicely but still nothing beats a good bootleg from time to time. But I NEVER spend money on those bootleg live CD's online. Total rip off when you can download it.

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  2. Just received the best birthday gift I could imagine - in less than 3 days after sowing the seed. Gibson Les Paul Studio - Alpine White and Gold Plated, the most beautiful guitar I've seen in forever

    1. Jules

      Jules

      Good stuff, congrats! Miracles galore!!! I am glad you got something good.

    2. Synthetic

      Synthetic

      Miracles galore!!! The seed works LOL

    3. Gramz

      Gramz

      Sounds like the perfect gift.

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  3. This video is the greatest thing ever 

     

     

    1. Jules

      Jules

      Glad to see you so excited too, now I want to listen sometime.

    2. southwest1

      southwest1

      Wait, this is a real record/CD? I thought it was just a really bad info mercial or something. 

       

      It sounds like 7 grand is headed your way Bogie. Just Joking! 

       

      The pitch man is wearing a black ski mask. Sounds legit to me. lmao 

       

      Is Trevor a former terrorist? Or does he just kidnap & hold rich US citizens for ransom as a 401 K plan? 

    3. southwest1

      southwest1

      Is Trevor masquerading as a self help, spiritual guru or something? Very odd. 

       

      If it really improves your life, I'm happy for you Bogie, but I think I'll pass. Thank you. 

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  4. Replaying Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, thoughts??? I haven't touched the game since 2014, going back with fresh view.

     

    Setting aside the nostalgia and original formula of A Link To The Past, the game holds it's own very well. I love the art style. It's very cute and grows on you with repeat plays. I absolutely love the orchestrated soundtrack featuring full symphony renditions of the old SNES music (the dark world theme remix being my favorite). Upon first playing, I thought of the wall merge idea as a gimmick, but now upon a second replay, I see this is very neat and adds a new dimension to the 2D play style. 

     

    Overall, terrific game! 

    1. Synthetic

      Synthetic

       

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      Okay if they are imports then they probably do cost too much and it's best to just find them online for free.

       

      That is a solution but you would be surprised at video game nerds, or just nerds in general that will fork out money for something they love. And I'm not innocent either, I've blown a lot of money in the past on old records, sometimes crazy excessive amounts of money on trash albums. I stopped collecting a few years ago, I just don't have the money to afford to blow it on CD's and old records left and right anymore (and to be honest, I'm running out of room for CD's. So many take up a lot of space) 

    2. Jules

      Jules

      I think I would rather buy the Miami Vice stuff if I am going to blow some money lol.

    3. Synthetic

      Synthetic

       

      That would NOT be wasting money. Miami Vice is the bomb, and right now some of those DVD sets are dirt cheap with the new 2016 boxed reissues coming out in October. 

       

      I can't wait for my birthday, I'm ordering season 5 so I can go back and re-watch the finale. 

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  5. My birthday: watching the Saints put up a hilarious bad preseason game. :cheers:lmao

    1. Synthetic

      Synthetic

      One more note before I go - Dax Prescott, wow. :woah:

       

      If Dax Prescott has another huge game like that next week, sign me up for the hype train bandwagon. That kid is amazing. I am blown away watching clips of him from the past two weeks of preseason. This might have been the best quarterback in the draft, and he gets an approval nod from me for having #4 of all numbers. 

    2. Synthetic

      Synthetic

      Dak* Prescott, blah, whatever. Been up since 4 AM. That kid's got an arm, he's going to be a star I hope. 

    3. Jules

      Jules

      Go get some sleep. lmao 

       

       

      Yep observing these players working has been a real treat.

       

       

       

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  6. Found a brand new DiMarzio D100 Super Distortion bridge pickup (humbucker) in my storage room.Never been used. It does NOT have F Spacing. not sure if I should trade this or not. No F Spacing, so that kills putting it in an actual comfortable guitar (Stratocaster)

    1. Synthetic

      Synthetic

      If it's money hurting you, I'd suggest looking into Squier. There's no way I'll be buying another Fender in the future since the prices are outrageous, and I don't even see where it's worth it anymore. For under 500 bucks, Squier has those Classic Vibe guitars which are awesome. The praises have been sung through the roof on the Classic Vibe 50's Telecaster, that's probably the best guitar Squier makes (and the most expensive sitting at $379)

    2. Synthetic

      Synthetic

      Squier has the Affinity Series Strats that are under 200 dollars brand new (or they were last time I was in the guitar store). Great guitars, and you get a wide range of colors with some of them. The Burgundy Mist and Shell Pink colors come in the Affinity series. You can get them in the traditional S/S/S configuration or with a Humbucker in the bridge.

      Also the Squier Bullet series isn't bad either. I'd say Squier gives you more choices of colors than Fender does these da...

    3. Synthetic

      Synthetic

      **I'd say Squier gives you more choices of colors than Fender does these days - BLAH message got cut off on me.

      If you're looking for something to mod though, I don't know if the Affinity Strats are what to choose cause the nut size is different and the necks are a little smaller. But Squier does make awesome stuff for the cheap price if you're to look mod anything. They have way more colors too than you get from Fender. Ever since I laid eyes on that Burgundy Mist...

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  7. 1 week without the big blank screen called the TV and I'm lovin' it. Only thing it's really useful for anyway is playing video games, but that don't count. I get nothing out of TV without throwball season.

    1. radiogirl

      radiogirl

      You got that right! My kids dig music. Even some of my wacky old R & B stuff. My daughter was begging me to play Prince's Starfish and Coffee in the car this morning on the way to school. Obscure!

    2. southwest1

      southwest1

      There is a lot of garbage on TV I will admit Bogie so I get what you're driving at, but I'd miss my movies & music documentaries too much. It's all good Bogie. Whatever floats your boat is cool with me man.

    3. Synthetic

      Synthetic

      Youtube replaced TV for me some years ago when I started finding awesome music and documentaries on there.

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  8. When you go without watching television and avoiding news, all of a sudden the world isn't a bad place anymore. One more week and my TV is off for good until August.

    1. COLTS449

      COLTS449

      Cant wait to see that movie.

    2. southwest1

      southwest1

      There's nothing wrong with taking a temporary break from the news once in awhile, but like RG said, I need to stay informed of the world around me. That's how I roll anyway.

    3. radiogirl

      radiogirl

      I usually get my news from my salespeople. "Hey, did you hear about?"......Usually I haven't. But, that way I don't have to see the graphic stuff that goes along with it. Suits me just fine. And, Brent keeps me updated on the stuff I really need to know about.

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  9.  

    Saints finished 4-0 against the NFC West. If someone had told me this back during the summer, i would have guessed they were going to win the division. 

    1. Jules

      Jules

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      I think I was the main one on here who believed the Colts would be 7-9 this year....I put them on level with the Saints, cause it's pretty much the same thing. You have a quarterback and a receiver who are pretty much the entire offense, and then no defense just like us, and a vastly improving bad division. The Saints time is long gone. Tampa Bay is the young team of the South to take over, just as Tennessee is gearing up to become a sledgehammer in the future. Atlanta and Carolina will always be the mediocre teams that have winning seasons from time to time. 

       

      Yeah you were the main one who said 7-9. lmao  You may be one game off though but to be honest......we do share a lot of similarities with the Saints.

       

      And yes our division is getting better, TN is the one I am mainly worried about though since I think their arrow is going up.

       

      I do hope though the Saints can make one final run sometime with Brees......

    2. Synthetic

      Synthetic

       

       

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      I do hope though the Saints can make one final run sometime with Brees......

       

      he deserves it, he truly does...

       

      After last year, I don't think I'll ever stop being bitter, since Peyton played the absolute worst statistical season of a SB winning quarterback and had a roided up, dirty defense bail him out every step of the way. If the Saints defense did half of the stuff Denver gets away with, you'd never stop hearing about "bounties". Brees is still playing at a high level, as did Favre at 40 years old. But I don't have much faith in the Saints management to make one final run, but it's what I would want. Forget the records, I want a second ring. 

       

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      And yes our division is getting better, TN is the one I am mainly worried about though since I think their arrow is going up.

       

      Titans traded their #1 pick last year to the stupid Rams who wasted it on Goff who looked like he was going to be a bust after preseason. I think the Titans are dangerous cause they're building a young team through the draft and now that Adams has kicked the bucket, the management knows what it's doing now. 

       

      I want Tennessee in the playoffs. If we get the Dolphins, Steelers, and Titans in the playoffs, already with NE, Oakland and K.C, we'll get a full 1970's AFC playoff picture. The Titans are the old Oilers after all. Would be so cool to have all those old classic teams in the playoffs. 

       

       

      And THANK YOU to no Denver in the playoffs!!! No more orange!!! 

       

       

    3. Jules

      Jules

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      And THANK YOU to no Denver in the playoffs!!! No more orange!!! 

       

      I don't think Denver is officially eliminated yet though. I think that final seed can still be open if some whacky old testament style stuff happens in the final 2 weeks. I mean right now it's Miami but I can see it even being Baltimore or Denver but I don't know......

       

       

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       Brees is still playing at a high level, as did Favre at 40 years old. But I don't have much faith in the Saints management to make one final run, but it's what I would want. Forget the records, I want a second ring. 

       

      Maybe next year, you never know. The NFC South loves to switch places. I am not sold as much on the Bucs as you are right now. I just am not. Falcons probably right now win the South unless something major happens, they are getting Julio Jones back this weekend too. But, the Falcons are very low odds likely to make a big playoff run.

       

      The Saints need to fix special teams and get some secondary help IMO.

       

      Fixing special teams isn't even rocket science either, I don't see why they can't fix that before next year unless they are too arrogant to do so.

       

       

      BTW there is something new here on our pages that says "we won the day" with the most likes. lmao You last won it all on November 2. lmao 

      It's at the top of your profile. You won November second!!!!

       

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  10. Prince, Vanity, David Bowie and George Michael - the 1980's music stars that we lost to this terrible year. 

    1. southwest1

      southwest1

      I like Bowie's song "Seven" as my tribute to this groundbreaking musician, civil rights advocate, & deep thinker overall. 

       

       

    2. Synthetic

      Synthetic

       

      Vanity passed a few months before Prince, which speaking of....she did Miami Vice, the episode "By Hooker By Crook" 

       

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      And Melanie Griffith and George Takei were in the same episode

       

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      80's awesomeness 

       

    3. southwest1

      southwest1

      I should see if that Miami Vice TV episode is available online via You Tube. I've always liked George Takei as an actor. 

       

      I forget all about Vanity's passing. Talk about a brutal yr for actors & high profile celebrities. Man. 

       

      You always come up with fascinating material in Status Updates Bogie. 

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  11. Finding Dory looks like a fun sequel! Shame it's not coming out this week 

    1. Jules

      Jules

      I never saw Finding Nemo. I just remember it was nominated for 8 million Oscars.

       

      But, yes I do like little fish......which reminds me how I wish right now I had some of those little awesome gold fish crackers.

       

       

      I will probably end up seeing Ghost Busters this summer since of the men folk around me I know will probably want to see it.

       

      My parents have a Melissa McCarthy fan craze too and used to watch that show she was on. If she is in something they go see it, period. So having her in it is huge for the older crowd.

    2. Jules

      Jules

      I never saw Finding Nemo. I just remember it was nominated for 8 million Oscars.

       

      But, yes I do like little fish......which reminds me how I wish right now I had some of those little awesome gold fish crackers.

       

       

      I will probably end up seeing Ghost Busters this summer since of the men folk around me I know will probably want to see it.

       

      My parents have a Melissa McCarthy fan craze too and used to watch that show she was on. If she is in something they go see it, period. So having her in it is huge for the older crowd.

    3. Jules

      Jules

      I never saw Finding Nemo. I just remember it was nominated for 8 million Oscars.

       

      But, yes I do like little fish......which reminds me how I wish right now I had some of those little awesome gold fish crackers.

       

       

      I will probably end up seeing Ghost Busters this summer since of the men folk around me I know will probably want to see it.

       

      My parents have a Melissa McCarthy fan craze too and used to watch that show she was on. If she is in something they go see it, period. So having her in it is huge for the older crowd.

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  12. SynthWave Monday Listens.... ALEX - Emotions

     

     

     

     

    1. Jules

      Jules

      Cutler is day to day or week to week whatever with a hand injury now. Purple/Prince 2006 Bears curse.........

       

       

    2. Synthetic

      Synthetic

       

      Irsay has no right owning that guitar. Period. Should be in the Prince shrine museum that they're setting up near Paisley Park studios....

    3. Jules

      Jules

      Didn't know about that new museum you speak of. Sounds interesting.

       

       

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  13. 80's heavy metal glam slam that no one remembers

     

     

    1. BloodyChamp

      BloodyChamp

      Love this stuff Kix, McQueen Street, Herman the German, Babylon AD, Keel and of course the top dogs Great White, Motley Crue, Ratt and more

    2. southwest1

      southwest1

      What's up crockett and tubbs? Miami Vice was a very good TV show that had a ton of soon to be well established stars on it back in the mid 80's & 90's Bogie. 

       

      My sister went to high school with a classmate who's father supplied or rented all the ferraris & other luxury on that production. 

    3. Jules

      Jules

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      My sister went to high school with a classmate who's father supplied or rented all the ferraris & other luxury on that production. 

       

      *fan girl squeal*

       

      BTW I started watching Miami Vice too. lmao I am getting mini hooked as well.

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  14. We might be bad this year, but we still own you Atlanta

    1. southwest1

      southwest1

      If owner Tom Benson is foolish enough to dismiss HC Sean Payton, I hope that Jim Irsay brings him to INDY for an interview. I like Sean even under Bill Parcells in Dallas & think he deserves to stay in Louisiana. He's a fine coach though.

    2. Synthetic

      Synthetic

      Best game I've had in a long time. It feels great to beat the Falcons, better than anything to knock their perfect record down. I don't see Sean Payton leaving N.O. even if we have a losing record. He sealed in a tight contract. For him to go to Indy, I wouldn't be too happy with that.

    3. southwest1

      southwest1

      Yeah, that game was vintage Saints with the Bayou Superdome Magic back Bogie! Sean Payton knows what the hades he's doing & I don't see a massive NFL regime change either. Drew Brees looked healthy to me man almost 2009 perfection like. JMO.

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  15. This is literally the coolest Star Wars related thing ever

    1. southwest1

      southwest1

      Yeah, I loved The Force Unleashed. Hearing Darth Vader speak in French was simply hysterical! I thought it was just gonna be subtitles but Anakin Skywalker spoke French all the way thru the game. It was so awesome!

    2. southwest1

      southwest1

      I always wanted to hear Vader in German though. Knights Of The Old Republic is pretty sweet too.

    3. Synthetic

      Synthetic

      I didn't know that was even in the game LOL!

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  16. Lost in the Bermuda Triangle of confusion, a head injury, and a bottle of meds

    1. Nadine

      Nadine

      my dad recently had a minor knock to the back of the head and it caused a brain bleed. If you have persistent headaches see a doctor!

    2. Synthetic

      Synthetic

      Oh wow that is scary. Main reason I haven't went to the doctor is I can't afford it, but if it's still bad by Thursday I will do what I can to check it out.

    3. Jules

      Jules

      Yeah Bogie don't let this go if the headaches keep going even if you don't think it is related to the accident and is the usual sinuses/migraines.

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  17. NEVER FORGET - The wacky 80's

    1. Synthetic

      Synthetic

      Did you ever catch a TV show called Jazz Scene USA from the 1960's? I don't know if the show was broadcast in America or Europe, but ever since I seen this clip of Barney Kessel on there, I've been so curious

    2. crazycolt1

      crazycolt1

      I can't recall that show. It's been a very long time and a few years of abusing my body makes it hard to remember some things! lol

    3. crazycolt1

      crazycolt1

      Bogie- I looked up Jazz Scene USA and found out it was a US TV show from 1962. It was a Steve Allen production and made 26 shows. There are some of those avalible on DVD.

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  18. Let the tears flow like rain! Woo! Where's your crown Saban? In the land of nothing, there is no king...

    1. Synthetic

      Synthetic

      Yep I got both of them for Xmas. Going through Ruby right now. The game mechanics work a lot better than the previous one. No more stupid skates and the walking is a lot better.

    2. Synthetic

      Synthetic

      Nick makes more money than anyone else on the public level in my entire state. I'm sure he'll be OK with whatever he does with those STACKS of money he gets.

    3. radiogirl

      radiogirl

      Maybe he can make a cameo in another movie like Blindside.....

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  19. 7 years counting!!! Not one Trick or Treater, 7 years strong!

    1. Synthetic

      Synthetic

      Hey Chad what did you dress up as?

    2. chad72

      chad72

      As Raj from Big Bang Theory!!! haha!!! Yep, I was a nerd, much like my occupation, easy to pull it off :)

    3. Synthetic

      Synthetic

      LOL!!!!! That is so awesome, love that show. Sheldon cracks me up

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  20. Check out my new kittens that are as of today, 16 days old. There's 5 of them, they're healthy, chubby and LOUD. The white one especially thinks it's Prince and tries to scream like a banshee with perfect falsetto. 

     

    Note - this little cat is a miniature and it's so hard to believe, as small as she is, she did have 5 kittens. One of them blends in with the pictures cause it's solid gray. These were taken last week before I had to move them. As you can see, one of them is already climbing out. That little white one is a speed demon. I had to move them into a cardboard box cause she was climbing out and following me around the house. 

     

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    2 grays, 2 blacks and 1 white. All solid colors, except the black one with the tail has a tiny little white spot under it's chin. No names as of yet or anything...

     

    1. Jules

      Jules

      In the first pic mom cat is like "White kitten is trying to escape AGAIN." Sigh.......

       

       

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      The white one especially thinks it's Prince and tries to scream like a banshee with perfect falsetto. 

       

      Perfect falsetto you say? Hmmm........this kitten is intriguing. 

    2. Synthetic

      Synthetic

      19 days old, I have to put them outside eventually. I didn't get much sleep the other day cause they're so LOUD. They might be tiny but they're loud as hell. 

       

       

      The white one has escaped multiple times. I had to go out and buy a set of cardboard boxes and I built them a box that they can't climb out of. 

       

      The mother cat gets on my nerves though...I don't think she has proper maternal instincts cause she has to be forced to tend to the kittens. It's difficult to explain without witnessing it. She ignores them, she'll clean them but I have to take her and put her in the box and make her feed them. That's the main reason I brought them inside. If they were still outside, she probably would've abandoned them by now. 

    3. southwest1

      southwest1

      Awesome cat/kitten photos Bogie. Thanks for sharing them & protecting furry felines with whiskers. You Rock! 

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  21. Still disappointed in that ending to Wayward Pines...

    1. Synthetic

      Synthetic

      Matt Dillon was phenomenal though as Ethan. I feel bad for him, knowing it all led to this horrible ending.

    2. Nadine

      Nadine

      he was really good. And the show got really good but then had an epic fail at the end

    3. Synthetic

      Synthetic

      I been thinking about it quite a lot. Rumor has it they were trying for a second season and if that's true, well, I guess that's why they killed all the expensive good actors with that horrible ending. I'm still very disappointed. If I wanted to see the ending to Planet of the Apes, I have that on DVD.

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  22. Happy to close the book on 2015. Hoping to close another book in the first of this month, and a fresh new start healed up. 

    1. Synthetic

      Synthetic

       

      I hope your sister gets a chance to take you to Iron Maiden. Those guys might be old, but hot damn, they still put up an amazing show. You would have a blast there. 

    2. Jules

      Jules

      I used to like this drug song:

       

       

       

      I don't think we get to see Iron Maiden sadly.

    3. Jules

      Jules

      I can't help it.......I just rock so hard lately.

       

      Sigh.

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  23. Falcons - last week blow 20 point lead, win with fieldgoal. Falcons this week - Lead by 17, lost by 4 HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    1. Synthetic

      Synthetic

      That's Atlanta for ya....they do not know how to close games. Don't help either when your coach is Mike Smith that thinks every single play should be a pass. He got out coached bad in this game, as predicted.

    2. southwest1

      southwest1

      The Falcons cannot win with an aggressive team that punches them in the mouth. If Matt Ryan had won that game, the monkey would have been lifted from his back, now it jumped right back on with a tighter grip.

    3. Jules

      Jules

      You are right southwest. He did not deliver in the second half of the game at all. Too many people do not deliver lately IMO though in big games. Sigh.

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  24. Well, at least something good came out of today, 100 wats of pure Latin soul have been infused in my brain from a couple of amazing soundtracks

    1. Synthetic

      Synthetic

      Have you ever heard the Wailing Souls? If you like Marley, they would be right up your alley. Michael Prophet is another good choice. I don't know Reggae that well, I picked up on those by accident a few years back.

      Marley's son Steven is a fantastic guitarist and singer.

    2. MAC

      MAC

      I'll check them out - thanks.

    3. southwest1

      southwest1

      Latin eh? Carpe diem? The original source for this Latin phrase is the lyric poet Quintus Horatius Flaccus (65 BC – 8 BC), more widely known as Horace. The term is first found in Odes Book I:

      "Dum loquimur, fugerit invida

      Aetas: carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero" which translates as: "While we're talking, envious time is fleeing: pluck the day, put no trust in the future." Okay, I got nothing. Ha! Ha! :D

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  25. A big Happy Birthday to the man, the space invader, and the cracked actor; David Bowie. 69 is a magically number for ole Ziggy. 

    1. Jules

      Jules

      Honestly they might very well be the best all around true rock stars ever. They had everything you had to have to be "rock stars."

    2. Synthetic

      Synthetic


      TRUE; and every rock stars after them copied from them and stole from them. For Jagger, that also includes his partner Kieth Richards. Certain ones in the 90's sure as hell copied from them too. 

       

      Jagger and Richards IMO are the original singer/guitarist duo. Bowie had his guitar partner too with Ronson in his Ziggy phase. 

    3. southwest1

      southwest1

      I feel your sadness & pain today over the loss of Bowie Bogie. 

       

      It's times like this when an artist so groundbreaking leaves us that I have a profound appreciation for your ability to chronicle & document this man's musical contributions. 

       

      I value your keen impressions too Jules on David as well. I really respected David's marriage to Iman too. 

       

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