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  1. Voltron

    RIP someone or another

    Fuck that. RIP RIC. 😥
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    RIP someone or another

    RIP Eddie. I hope you got at least one ticket to paradise. And fuck cancer! Oh, and I'm glad I'm not a famous photographer. Sheesh. RIP to the shutter bugs.
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    Happy Birthday johnwmclean

    Happy birthday! Cheers
  4. Hey Carl! I would ask Justin and Peter if the $500 Gilmore Lite mk2 will drive the Utopias the way you want them driven or else extend your experimental budget to cover the new GSX Mini, which is a very cool new product. Have fun!
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    And now what did you do TODAY?

    Most people don't fall off things nearly as often as you, but still sound advice. 😎
  6. Voltron

    And now what did you do TODAY?

    Ours was put in similarly and I refused the herbicide that they can put under the turf mat because of our dog. The damned weeds did not sprout through the compacted stone but rather between the stone and the mat. It became a mat of weed roots that would them shoot up weeds through the turf. If you pulled them out, eventually you pulled up the turf with the weeds because the roots were so widespread underneath. I wish now that I had put in some kind of edging board around the turf because that was at least partly how the roots worked their way in. Just a word of caution not to let the weeds get established.
  7. Voltron

    The Official Head-Case Photography Thread.

    That is a lot of photography nerd jargon for one post! But great pics as always.
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    And now what did you do TODAY?

    Don't laugh too hard, Craig. We spent an obscene amount to put turf down over packed crushed stone in a 20' x 25' yard in SF and it is now a terrible weed patch because the weed roots grow laterally under the mat and sprout up throughout. We fought it for a while but between that and gophers making holes in it we gave up. Diligence -- and some kind of edging where the turf meets soil -- is necessary but not nearly as much as a natural lawn requires.
  9. Voltron

    RIP someone or another

    I knew that she was at the end but damned if she didn't hang on to life and buck the predictions of her impending death years ago. RIP Rhoda. Oh yeah, and fuck cancer!
  10. Voltron

    And now what did you do TODAY?

    Good luck and hopefully it veers away altogether
  11. Voltron

    Which Cooking Are You?

    Garden tomato tart
  12. Voltron

    RIP someone or another

    Fuck yeah. So do I.
  13. Voltron

    Happy Birthday Ian (en480c4)

    Happy belated Ian! Glad you stopped by! Cheers!
  14. Voltron

    The Live Music Thread

    Kamasi is correct. They have been playing together since 2000 and I have seen them a few times since at least 2008. Brian Blade instantly became one of my favorite drummers the first time I saw them. Steve, Wayne Shorter was at the SFJAZZ dinner we went to years ago. Mikey was there too.
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    Headphones Based On Music Taste For 180€ | 200$ Max

    Thanks for the Update. Now piss off back to head-fi where there is at least the possibility that anyone cares!
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    The Live Music Thread

    I guess I didn't post it in this thread, but Herbie and Kamasi (and Branford Marsalis and Joshua Redman) filled in four nights for Wayne Shorter who was ill and couldn't perform at SFJAZZ in January. It was a hell of a lineup and I was especially impressed that a young dude like Terrace hung in there with this super group. Herbie Hancock piano & keyboards Terence Blanchard trumpet Terrace Martin alto saxophone & keyboards Danilo Pérez piano John Patitucci bass Brian Blade drums Kamasi was on a different night with everyone but Terence, but I was out of town for the rest of the shows.
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    The Live Music Thread

    Those are a couple of shows I'd like to catch. Mikey, did Terrace play mostly sax or some combination with keys and percussion and stuff? He's super talented and interesting. Lionel is a straight up genius. Herbie is beyond.
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    The Live Music Thread

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    RIP someone or another

    RIP Toni Morrison. 🙁 https://www.google.com/amp/s/beta.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/toni-morrison-nobel-laureate-who-transfigured-american-literature-dies-at-88/2019/08/06/49cd4d46-b84d-11e9-a091-6a96e67d9cce_story.html%3FoutputType%3Damp 88 is nothing to sneeze at, but still sad to see her pass.
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    RIP someone or another

    Never knew his name but do like the themes and music of those shows. RIP Barrington. And 65 used to seem so old... 🙁
  21. Voltron

    What are you listening to Part the Third

    The first two are great so they should be put to one side as you suggest. I'm going to try to give it a fairly objective listen.
  22. Voltron

    Happy Birthday Todd!

    Have a great one Todd! Cheers!
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    Happy Birthday Antonio!

    Condolences Antonio. 🙁 RIP Uncle Manolo
  24. Voltron

    What are you EATING right now?

    Roast beef with yorkshire pudding, cauliflower, taters and rocket. Plus a cool strudel with figs and cheese and stuff in it (not pictured). Split moitié-moitié (still thinking in French)
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    Happy Birthday Antonio!

    Felice cumpleanõs Antonio! I stepped into Spain today at the border with France near La Pierre St. Martin. I would have wished you happy birthday then but now will have to do! Have a wonderful evening! Cheers!