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  1. I am still a sceptic regarding the oil getting past the first round. They always give the team fits, but never finish them off. So, until they show us the money don't count the wings out.
  2. Someone here give this a good home, the price is definitely right.
  3. This was posted in the entertainment section of the forum also. I went to hear the Chick Corea Trio at the Berklee Performance Theater in Boston last Friday. The trio consists of Corea, Eddie Gomez, and Airto Moreira. They performed a single set lasting about an hour and a half to two hours. The concert was a mix of Return to Forever material revisited, mostly from the first two lps, and other material including a two song Bill Evans segment featuring Gomez, as well as a Richard Rogers homage. Airto also showcased some of his talent and of course all his toys (percussion exotica), almost stealing the show with his playful personality and grace on the stage. A two song encore included the T Monk tune Sweet and Lovely. Most of the concert was straight forward, although there was one cacophonous stretch which threatened to lose the audience until relief came with a segue into familiar ground. Overall the audience was mostly reserved and knowledgeable, and appreciative of their local boy (Corea grew up in Chelsea). The show was dedicated at the beginning to his family. The acoustics from my balcony near the side wall seat were maybe B-plus good. My largest complaint would be that the bass was often difficult to hear clearly, while at other times sounded crystal clear. Corea at the beginning of the show gestured to someone off stage to crank up Gomez bass more than once, so he must have felt the same way. Some of the problem must have been the acoustics of the narrow bandbox, as well as Gomez rig which he was constantly tweaking. I kept thinking of the power that Stanley Clarke would generate from his acoustic bass, but that is not to put down the quality of Gomez performance. All in all, I would recommend seeing this show if you can, and in as small a place as possible. That is almost always the case though isnt it? It was a very pleasant way to spend an evening, listening to giants in their field making it look easy. There were no intentionally wowing displays of virtuosity designed to blow an audience away by musicians with something to prove, just pure competence at a level most will never achieve. $40 well spent on music, combined with time well spent with great friends made for a beautiful weekend in Boston.
  4. I went to hear the Chick Corea Trio at the Berklee Performance Theater in Boston last Friday. The trio consists of Corea, Eddie Gomez, and Airto Moreira. They performed a single set lasting about an hour and a half to two hours. The concert was a mix of Return to Forever material revisited, mostly from the first two lps, and other material including a two song Bill Evans segment featuring Gomez, as well as a Richard Rogers homage. Airto also showcased some of his talent and of course all his toys (percussion exotica), almost stealing the show with his playful personality and grace on the stage. A two song encore included the T Monk tune Sweet and Lovely. Most of the concert was straight forward, although there was one cacophonous stretch which threatened to lose the audience until relief came with a segue into familiar ground. Overall the audience was mostly reserved and knowledgeable, and appreciative of their local boy (Corea grew up in Chelsea). The show was dedicated at the beginning to his family. The acoustics from my balcony near the side wall seat were maybe B-plus good. My largest complaint would be that the bass was often difficult to hear clearly, while at other times sounded crystal clear. Corea at the beginning of the show gestured to someone off stage to crank up Gomez bass more than once, so he must have felt the same way. Some of the problem must have been the acoustics of the narrow bandbox, as well as Gomez rig which he was constantly tweaking. I kept thinking of the power that Stanley Clarke would generate from his acoustic bass, but that is not to put down the quality of Gomez performance. All in all, I would recommend seeing this show if you can, and in as small a place as possible. That is almost always the case though isnt it? It was a very pleasant way to spend an evening, listening to giants in their field making it look easy. There were no intentionally wowing displays of virtuosity designed to blow an audience away by musicians with something to prove, just pure competence at a level most will never achieve. $40 well spent on music, combined with time well spent with great friends made for a beautiful weekend in Boston.
  5. I'm in the same boat as Thereyougobuddy on this one. It was played at practically every party in college, I think one or more of my esteemed pledge class knew all of the words....
  6. Well....It would make a nice rear center.....
  7. On second thought, maybe it's not such a great idea...
  8. I noticed on the Honolulu craigslist that our friend bdbaba who has not been here for a while has listed his black finish Academy for $450. I will get it and tote it back to the mainland for a forum member, then ship it if necessary for a nominal fee plus shipping if anyone is interested. It would be safer than shiping all the way from the islands.
  9. Heeeeeeey........I like that song! Not as much as The Fugs' "Do You Like Boobs A Lot", but still. I'll probably take heat for this, but I hate "Proud Mary" by CCR. Wow.....that has got to be the most overplayed wedding reception song ever. Tom Tom, it wasn't so much the song, it was the smell that bothered me, made me think of Paul McCartney! Proud Mary, that's cold, You really think that's worse than; We've Only Just Begun? We've Only Just Begun----written by Paul Williams, the executive producer of Death Records! (DiPalma fans know what I mean).
  10. Heeeeeeey........I like that song! Not as much as The Fugs' "Do You Like Boobs A Lot", but still. I'll probably take heat for this, but I hate "Proud Mary" by CCR. Wow.....that has got to be the most overplayed wedding reception song ever. Tom I'm also a "dead skunk" fan, but Tom if we are gettinginto body part songs, then for this thread, you have to give props to "Baby got back" by Sir Mix-a-Lot...... That's cause its easy to play (proud mary). Dead Skunk is simply art imitating life, gotta love it. I like how most of these worst songs have been parodied by Weird Al. Yep, Al knows how to pick a target.
  11. They're so light and fluffy white We'll raise a fortune by tonight They're so light and fluffy brown they're the finest in the town
  12. It was practically a tradition that the stars played the oil in the first round. The oil will give you fits. So this year no oil, but the stars showed up too late for the avs, then a couple of bad breaks, and it looks like they are toast. The wings will win the series I think, but it won't be easy.
  13. Maybe it runs in the family, but my 19 year old son likes lp's, maybe because there is so much not available on newer formats. For his birthday last year I gave him an inexpensive rig like mine, and he loves it. As for the bra issue, if you can unhook it with one hand, you should also have the hand-eye coordination to toss it away from the turntable....
  14. Do not watch. Hawaii has a show called Hawaii Stars and the talent is consistently better than the little I have seen of American Idol, which is mostly the winners. Not that I watch much of Hawaii Stars either. Now the Dallas Stars....it's playoff time!!
  15. I can hear it in my head, but right now can't think of the name of the song.....
  16. Last Saturday (April 15th) I could not log on from my in-laws on aol. It had worked before that after the upgrade, after clearing temp files and cookies. At the time I chalked it up to a temporary glitch. I'll try again tomorrow or Friday.
  17. because hockey is no fun now that the garden is gone? Because they thought they were getting Gordie Howe in return only to find out he has finally retired?
  18. The Chain--Fleetwood Mac. Great tune. Did she make you cry, make you break down Shatter your illusions of love Is it over now, do you know how To pick up the pieces and go home?
  19. JB, my wife and I are laughing so hard at that pic it hurts!
  20. Clint Eastwood? "A man's got to know his limitations." Dylanl, why don't you ask Meagain what she thinks?
  21. Meagain, you asked if others had what's in your drawer, but failed to elaborate....
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