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14 hours ago, dsavitsk said:

The Freaker's Ball will be a diminished affair.

Ya, that was one of the classics. They sure were fun. It's like they didn't give a shit. Half of them are dead now, at least.
 

"...and all I've got is my right hand." 
 

Not exactly The Beatles, but hey...

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RIP to Ray....always liked Dr Hook, even if I didn't own a lot of their music.

Couple of Science-related deaths of note:

Lawrence Roberts, one of the creators of Arpanet:  https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/30/obituaries/lawrence-g-roberts-dies-at-81.html

Nancy Roman, "Mother" of the Hubble Telescope, one of the first Women Leaders in NASA: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/30/obituaries/nancy-roman-dies-at-93.html

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RIP Bob Einstein aka Marty Funkhauser from Curb Your Enthusiasm. He was a great comedian and will be missed. 😥

Fuck cancer.

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I guess a while in coming....RIP Daryl....

The whole family history is quite interesting, with 2 brothers and both parents also in the music business (my favorite brother Dennis Dragon was in the Surf Punks, but was in a couple bands with Daryl and Doug in the 60's and 70's).

RIP to Bob Einstein too....did not watch Curb Your Enthusiasm, but knew him as Super Dave and even remembered him from Smothers Brothers and Sonny & Cher show re-runs....didn't realize until somewhat recently that he and Albert Brooks were brothers!

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http://www.synthtopia.com/content/2019/01/06/arp-founder-alan-r-pearlman-has-died/

 

RIP Alan R. Pearlman, the man behind the ARP synthesizer company which made some excellent products and had many, ahem, questionable business practices.  The ARP 2500 and 2600 are the stuff of legend.

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http://www.vintagesynth.com/arp/2500.php

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http://www.vintagesynth.com/arp/arp.php

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RIP Allan Pearlman

I couldn't help taking a stroll down memory lane of the early days of synths.

First time I saw a picture of an ARP it was a listing in the 1971 Whole Earth Catalog.

 

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Just found out a friend of mine died 1/1/19.  George Vuillemot was a good ole boy.  Lived life his way and lived it to the fullest.  82 years young when he died.

He was a bat boy for the Chicago Cubs and had several autographs.  No doubt valuable but to him they were priceless memories.  Raced cars on dirt tracks into his 70s.  I met George when I needed a dog trainer.  We developed a good and long lasting friendship.  He trained the famous line of Smith English Setters for many years.  Tough as nails and could out work me in his 60s even though there is a 16 year difference in our ages.  Heart of gold.  I'll have to look for the setter painting he gave me tonight as I have it stored away as a memory of him.

I will toast George properly when I get home tonight. RIP in my friend.  May all the dogs you run be Field Champions and may you win every race.

 

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