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Strider

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  1. Since the last thread was purged, I am resurrecting it for all of us 'foodies'. Post a description and/or photo of what you are eating now or what was your most recent meal. Since breakfast kicks off the day, I'll begin this thread with my breakfast that I'm about to tuck into: eggs sunny side up, bacon, French toast, orange juice.
  2. Winter Olympics in South Korea 2018

    The U.S. couldn't skate very well in these Olympics but they sure could curl. Congratulations U.S. Men's Curling!
  3. Earls Court - an eye-witness account

    Nice one, Victor!!! 🍺 How lucky for you and your sister to score tix for the final night! By the way, how did your sister enjoy the show? Did she make it all the way through? Unlike T. Rex or Slade, you needed stamina for a Led Zeppelin concert. So, I take it you didn't go home quibbling over a few bum notes by Jimmy Page? 😏 I do have one more question. Did you find the video screen above the stage distracting or a help? Did you find yourself watching the stage or the video screen more? One other thing...in the EC DVD you see a girl holding up a scarf clearly misspelled 'LED ZEPPLIN'. Were they actually selling that scarf at the concert? Thanks for the epic ride through the last EC night.
  4. Marijuana legalization

    Out of respect for my friends and America, I will wait until the Mueller investigation is concluded.
  5. Over the Hills: sung in high register?

    I've become so used to the lower register over the years, it doesn't really bother me. What irks me far more about Plant's vocals on OTHAFA in concert is his not singing the original opening lyrics "Many have I loved, many times been bitten" in the hard-rocking part. By essentially repeating the second lyric twice he sounds stupid and it ruins the questing nature of the song's meaning. And I keep WAITING for some journalist to point this out and ask him "Why?" Why did he drop that opening line? It makes no sense.
  6. Scared Straight 1978 Led Zep tee

    Practically every concert I have been to at the Forum had guys wandering the parking lots and Prairie and Manchester hawking bootleg shirts before and after the concert.
  7. Marijuana legalization

    Look, Sam just asked us to cool it so why are you dredging this shit up again on every thread? In a nutshell, I've been following Trump since the 1980s. I have friends who have been researching him and writing about him since then, too. I have contacts in other places, too, which shall remain nameless. There's a wealth of evidence piled up over the years and I stand by my statements. But per Sam's wishes, I'm not going to get into it anymore.
  8. BON APPÉTIT! What Are You Eating?

    Yowza! That's a helluva rig you've got there, chef! So...fig or peach, which was best?
  9. For what it's worth...the following was on the Led Zeppelin Newsfeed and Ramble On Radio podcast: http://ledzepnews.com/2017/03/18/jimmy-pages-active-discussions-may-led-zeppelins-50th-anniversary/ Jimmy Page’s ‘active discussions’ may be about Led Zeppelin's 50th anniversary The “active discussions” that Jimmy Page is currently involved in may be about activity surrounding Led Zeppelin’s fiftieth anniversary, Led Zeppelin podcast Ramble On Radio said in its latest episode. Last week we reported that Page has been in “active discussions” to perform as part of the Desert Trip festival in 2018. However, Ramble On Radio host Brian Gardiner said in his podcast that the “Oldchella” rumour is a euphemism, and instead the rumour is about possible future Led Zeppelin activity planned for 2018. The original rumour from last week came from a respected Led Zeppelin fan who does seem to have inside knowledge of the band’s activity. What’s not clear right now is what the rumoured discussions are about. They could be about a one-off show, a series of shows, or even the release of new material. The only thing we know for sure is that it’s still early days.
  10. The NBA 2017-2018 Thread

    Totally dropped the ball on the All-Star game. Too much going on. I just now saw Fergie's excruciating National Anthem "performance". Let's hope this ends her career...at least her music career. I'm sure she could still find work at Wallmart or in porn. They really shifted the all-star game later this year. It's now a 20 game sprint to the end of the season instead of the normal 40 games after the break. Obviously, Lebron casting away Dywayne Wade, Isaiah Thomas and all the other dead weight on Cleveland's bench was the move of the season. Suddenly, Boston is not the lock of the Eastern Conference they used to be. If Kevin Love can come back in form for the playoffs, I like Cleveland's chances of going to the Finals. The Wizards and the Raptors? Ha...don't make me laugh. Toronto might win a round or two, depending on their seeding, but Les Boulez are a mirage. As soon as John Wall comes back they'll turn into a pumpkin.
  11. 2018 MLB season thread

    ^^^Splendid news, ebk! Say hi to the Walters for us. Did the Cubs watch the same Yu Darvish I did last year? I guess the Cubs are desperate for an arm that can give them 200 plus innings during the regular season...a number three or four starter. But they better not count on him during the playoffs. He is no Jake Arietta.
  12. 2017 NFL Thread

    Better to be an assistant in New England than a head coach in a shithole like Indianapolis. That's probably what Josh McDaniels was thinking when he turned down the Colts offer. That, and maybe Belechick and Kraft whispered in Josh's ear that the head coach position would shortly be his if he was patient. Frank Reich is a great guy, I'm sure, and possibly a great coach. But he does not have Andrew Luck...not yet. Luck, by his own admission, hasn't even picked up a football, let alone thrown one since his surgery. So the Colts may have to wage the 2018 season without Luck again. I can't wait for the draft. Should be very interesting. Lots of teams could be in the mix as far as trading up or down. Curious how the Raiders will approach the draft now that Gruden is in place.
  13. Random Thoughts v.3

    Damn, when did deodorant get so expensive?
  14. Random Thoughts v.3

    I suggest Portland. Heroin is an expensive habit.
  15. Theatre

    I love Bernadette! I hear she is getting good buzz for "Dolly".
  16. Winter Olympics in South Korea 2018

    Evgenia or Alina? It's one or the other for the gold medal tonight in Ladies Figure Skating. Judging from the other night, none of the Americans have the goods to challenge. Only hope for the U.S. is for Mirai Nagasu to nail a bunch of triple axels (Tonya Harding is still the only other American woman to successfully land a triple axel in Olympic competition) and then the two Russians have disastrous falls in their skates. Congrats to the U.S. women! Eat it, Canada! 😝
  17. Random Thoughts v.3

    Yeah, we don't want this place to turn into Breitbart.
  18. Random Thoughts v.3

    I guess it depends on that all-important phrase: "Location, location, location!" Occasionally I score some cool finds at my local Goodwill and swap meets. Original German pressings of Kraftwerk, signed Dead Kennedys, Joy Division, white label radio promos, original Living Stereo label classical music...
  19. Absolutely! Not many vocalists can do justice to Elton John songs...Josh nailed it. Jon Theodore was a beast on drums as usual. It was a good show but I thought their Halloween concert at the Forum in 2016 was better. The two highlights for me were "You Can't Quit Me" (that guitar solo was insane) and "Songs for the Dead"! On an economic note...$14 for a Stella! 😮 Four beers plus tips equalled $68. Ridiculous. If you are going to the Forum, get your drunk on beforehand.
  20. Feb. 23: Superchunk @ Teragram Ballroom Feb. 24: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club @ Fonda Theatre March 2: Robert Plant & SSS @ Orpheum Theatre Kind of surprised Robert is only playing one night in L.A.
  21. Scared Straight 1978 Led Zep tee

    Totally an unofficial t-shirt. Since these were New York/New Jersey kids, I second Steve's hunch that the kid bought it at one of the 1977 MSG concerts.
  22. Random Thoughts v.3

    It's called satire.
  23. What Are You Listening To At This Moment?

    Hard Rock Monday. Aerosmith before they became Glen Ballard pussies. Happy 40th birthday "Van Halen"! 🎂
  24. Depends on how you feel about Trump. Lot of anti-Trump imagery in the show.
  25. QOTSA at the Fabulous Forum tonight!
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