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Old 11-23-2015, 04:56 AM
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Your post, Zero, reminds me how out of touch I am with contemporary music. I didn't recognize any of the bands you mentioned. I listen to a collection of Songza playlists, generally. Mellow escapist evening music; Contemporary blues; Essential Jazz; Essential Reggae; David Byrne's record collection; Surf Rock; Cooking with Walter White, Chet Baker, etc. A great evening traditional DJ show on CBC called Randy Bachman's Vinyl Tap, in which the old musician tells great stories and spins vinyl. Wonderful. Saturday, he did two hours on the music of Muscle Shoals. A friend's son has a rap video with 8 million hits on youtube, and tho it's fun to watch, and kind of catchy, I admit that I missed the generational boat on hiphop. And part of me feels stultified in a kind of generational limbo, the same place my parents occupied in their day, hanging with Glenn Miller and Vaughn Monroe as my Rolling Stones rocked the music scene. My jazz friends keep me up to date on contemporary jazz. I must poke my daughter into sending vital new music that ain't Taylor Swift my way.
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Old 11-24-2015, 12:13 PM
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Hi guys, hope everyone is doing well.
I'm catching up on house work - purging more stuff.
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Old 11-24-2015, 08:18 PM
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Rehearsed tonight for a gig tomorrow. Looking forward to playing for the drunks. Oh, yeah!
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Old 11-25-2015, 03:29 AM
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I'm battening down for winter. And laying a small hardwood floor in my little office. The old one had been pretty scarred from a 5 year occupation by my daughter's blind coon hound, who had claws like hardened steel.
On the drunk front: I'm moving into day 17 of clean living. Experience cautions me not to feel cocky. I'm thinking more clearly, reading more, and come out of a night's sleep feeling somewhat restored instead of staggering out of a subconscious whose landscape could often resemble a foggy, cratered muddy trench-war battlefield. So: life is good at the moment.
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Old 11-25-2015, 03:31 AM
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Like the new master puppji quote, Zero.
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Old 11-25-2015, 08:46 AM
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For all you mindfulness and meditation types: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5Z_EoyO_F8
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Old 11-25-2015, 08:49 AM
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You guys seem like a handy lot. I can get things done when I have to but I mostly try to avoid that kind of work. I find it more frustrating than satisfying - until it's done.
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Old 11-25-2015, 10:59 AM
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Originally Posted by zerothehero View Post
For all you mindfulness and meditation types: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5Z_EoyO_F8
Too funny. Thanks Z.
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Old 11-25-2015, 11:26 AM
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Happy thanksgiving Yall
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Old 11-25-2015, 01:58 PM
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meditate amongst yourselves...

Funny, and timed well. I was sitting in the hot tub last nigh around 11PM. And I started to pick out the 'noises' in the area. There are so many sounds it is amazing.
The quarry a mile in one direction, something a couple miles in another, trucks and cars on the highway 2 miles away, a dog bark, cats, wind, siren, a car door closing two blocks away, a house door, people talking 1/4 mile away, etc.

Happy Thanksgiving to you who celebrate here in America, Happy Thursday to the rest.
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Old 11-26-2015, 09:24 AM
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Show was a great time last night. Big turnout, lots of dancing and laughter and fun. Apparently, we've been missed. I've had two surgeries this year and my sidekick mando player is recovering from knee surgery. But we kicked ass!

Happy Thanksgiving, everybody!
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Old 11-26-2015, 09:50 AM
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Glad it was good Zero happy thanksgiving
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Old 11-27-2015, 06:13 AM
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I guess it's 'officially' the Christmas season.Here we go again...
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Old 11-27-2015, 07:16 AM
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Yipyaw. More snow. This is definitely testing whether my back surgery will suffice. All good so far. 16 degrees and flurries right now. More snow throughout the day. But I have my drug of choice - PIE!!!! I'm burning it off, though.
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Old 11-27-2015, 07:49 AM
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The path to freedom in less than 90 seconds: Are you a puppet?
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I'm ready for the snow this year - I bought a snow blower. No more wrenched backs for me!
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Old 11-28-2015, 05:28 AM
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I generally start my Christmas season around Dec. 24 and try to wrap it up on the 26th.
Plan to have a bonfire, usually in the snowy field beside the house, on New Year's eve. Then try to watch movies about Provence or Tuscany until the Spring.

I've found myself reverting to Pie as a drug of choice, as well, Zero. Cherry or blueberry seem to work well.

Congrats on the snowblower, Vet. Do you get much snow in your part of the country? I imagine you having cherry blossoms and green grass when I'm still scraping ice from my windshield in the morning as I return my latest Tuscan DVD to the video rental shop.
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Old 11-28-2015, 06:30 AM
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First job of the day is to clean up the dog, who spent the night in the garage after getting skunked while out for a late night pee. This happened last summer, and I found the body of the skunk in the field beside the house. This morning, no skunk bodies anywhere, just a smelly lab. So now it's officially a tie. Labs: 1 Skunks 1.
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Old 11-28-2015, 12:21 PM
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The only skunks I've smelled around here are coming from the weed shop on the edge of town. They must be growing up a storm in there! Gotta admit I kinda like the smell, though I have no desire to smoke or ingest the stuff.
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Old 11-29-2015, 05:46 AM
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Originally Posted by jackrussell View Post
I generally start my Christmas season around Dec. 24 and try to wrap it up on the 26th.
Plan to have a bonfire, usually in the snowy field beside the house, on New Year's eve. Then try to watch movies about Provence or Tuscany until the Spring.

I've found myself reverting to Pie as a drug of choice, as well, Zero. Cherry or blueberry seem to work well.

Congrats on the snowblower, Vet. Do you get much snow in your part of the country? I imagine you having cherry blossoms and green grass when I'm still scraping ice from my windshield in the morning as I return my latest Tuscan DVD to the video rental shop.
Snow can vary here JR, but never as much as up your way. This year the prediction is for warmer than usual December/January with possible heavy snow in January/February. Who knows? I'm ready (I think).
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