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  2. ^ Wait he's 55 and has twins young enough to be in car seats? I guess that would cause anyone to listen to Kenny G.
  3. Meanwhile .. "How I Learned to Love Jazz Fusion, the Worst Music in the World" https://www.esquire.com/entertainment/music/a42121578/jazz-fusion-kenny-g-worst-music/
  4. So I'm turning one of my garage bays into a workshop. I'm able to fit 8' x 10' with a 9' 6" ceiling no problem. I need some ideas on counter surfaces and cabinets. I'd need some storage, an area for a desktop and 4-6 amps, 2 dacs, and a preamp. Lastly an area to work on projects. Is there an online layout tool that doesn't have a huge learning curve or anyone on here that can do a layout? I'd gladly throw a few bucks their way for some time.
  5. I lied. One more, one more. I'll stop shortly as this is probably boring everyone else. There's a year old spiritual successor to Nilsson Sings Newman, though not Newman or Nilsson, all Monkees instead. Micky Dolenz's Dolenz Sings Nesmith Ex.
  6. One more for you Mikey. Vodafone probably unintentionally references Nilsson's legendary drinking sessions and Newman's sexual realizations. And is that ending a little close to nuclear annihilation?
  7. Oh fun. I Googled Williams and Newman which led to this article. “Considering that Randy Newman has been banned from the airwaves in Boston and at least three other cities, you might think that he had written a tender ballad about a child-murderer. Or a song that makes fun of law-enforcement officers. Or one that lampoons the Catholic Church or puts down the entire city of Baltimore. Or perhaps one that takes a crack simultaneously at three idols like Sigmund Freud, Albert Einstein and the United States of America. As a matter of fact, he has done all of that and a bit more…” ‘Greil Marcus put it well in his book about rock, "Mystery Train," when he said that Newman's "songs contain an astonishing affection for every American from the middle-class couple wasting away in Florida to the rapist preying on their daughter." In the same paragraph, he summed up the destination our society prepares for art as complex and ambivalent as Newman's: "buried on an occasional FM radio or in the back of someone's record collection."’ Also lots of links to Short People.
  8. Nice - I couldn't seem to find the next meta, just tributes. And this bit of fun.
  9. Yeah, so many great songs. Strangely two about Ohio. It's probably my favorite of his, though I tend to think of him by track, not album, and there are so many good compilations (including my favorite box set of all time). Anyway, listened to Sail Away earlier today also and dug this review by someone with the username Robert Crumb. "Randy Newman's Sail Away. Not his best album, honestly. Sure, it's a fantastic collection of songs, each remarkably evocative and full-bodied; they play out like fine wine, swoosh it around in your ears, let me know what you think. But this isn't his best album. And that's no fault of this album, damn if it don't try to be the best album it can be. A million song writers would severely maim a gaggle of school children to write material half as clever, a percentage as human, as these songs are. More than anything, Sail Away is the kind of album that makes you think, "can it possibly get any more sublime?" And then you hear Good Old Boys." Then skipping Good Old Boys for a sec, listened to... Harry Nilsson's Nilsson Sings Newman Ex. Then I discovered there's a... Steve Hogg's Steve Hogg Sings Nilsson Sings Newman. So now playing... Ex. Who's going next meta step?
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  11. I'll be honest. HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGe von Karajan fanboi. HUGE.
  12. ^^ Agreed. - and Agreed. (added to queue) ** Edit -- I have to add, I know that he was just first chair and this is not a solo work - but Michel Schwalbé should be on the album title as 'featured' at least. One of the best performances of this work, and a lot of on his shoulders. -- thx again for the reminder of this album. Ed:Edit - Happy to report he is on the back of the album *** So, I had Randy in my 50yo list - so this bummed it up the list - thanks. 50yo Sail Away (Expanded & Remastered Edition) Randy Newman 1972 https://album.link/t/212938 Example: So many devastating songs (title track, god's song, etc.) on this album. So I picked a simple pretty one, that also has messages. Tune in in a couple years for Good Old Boys (ooph).
  13. I don't listen to enough Korsakov. Great performance.
  14. Putin makes extraordinary claim only Russia can protect Ukraine from Polish invasion. Stop me if you've heard this one before.
  15. Randy Newman Land of Dreams Ex. Her own mother came To meet us at the station Her dress as black as a crow in a coal mine She cried when her little girl got off the train Her brothers and her sisters came down from Jackson, Mississippi In a great green Hudson driven by a Gentile they knew Drinkin' rye whiskey from a flask in the backseat Tryin' to do like the Gentiles do Christ, they wanted to be Gentiles, too Who wouldn't down there, wouldn't you? An American Christian Goddamn
  16. RIP Brian Duffy, aka Jet Black. Longtime drummer for The Stranglers, though he retired in 2015. Got to meet him and the band back in 1982 or 83 when they played Boston. A college dorm-mate worked as an intern for CBS records and we took the bassist to WZBC for an interview. Then met the band back at the hotel, and after the show got backstage with them. Jet was a very cool and interesting guy.... https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-63904248
  17. Ken B can Hoon in an EV as well.
  18. Larger parts on end are for legs, other three are for C channel.
  19. Agree, still don’t think it will be my bag, but if they are happy, I’m happy. Little more fun, prepping a white oak slab.
  20. Yeah, I left the grooves as it is a fairly boring and blocky bench without it. Not really a pretty piece, but at least it burnt through a lot of this annoying wood pile on my driveway.
  21. Happy belated birthday Todd!! Enjoy the upcoming celebration on Friday
  22. I think the implementation will make or break it. I was thinking the exact same thing. Really gives interest and texture to the project.
  23. It’s going into a corner above a stove at just below eye level. Shelves will extend on both sides to the cabinets. The light will be pointing down toward the stove. Again, not something I would do for myself.
  24. Here is a totally not exciting light box, but it’s exactly what my friend wanted for his new kitchen. So 🤷‍♂️.
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