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Strider

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  1. What Made You Happy today?

    Enough with the bad news. Time to get happy. After Tom Petty,, War on Drugs, St. Vincent, Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer, Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile, Hope Sandoval, Depeche Mode, and L7, Rocktober reaches its peak tonight with the Black Angels concert!
  2. 2017 NFL Thread

    Hahaha. Yes, and off that one performance he got signed to a big contract (I forget the team) and didn't even make it out of training camp.
  3. The NBA 2017-2018 Thread

    Holy crap. I hate the Celtics but nobody wants this to happen. Gruesome...and right in your face.
  4. The Black Angels

    One of the best bands around today, Austin's The Black Angels are back on tour, and this time they are touring with fellow Austinite Roky Erickson, a legend from his days with the 13th Floor Elevators, one of the first psychedelic rock bands. So if you haven't yet made it to a Black Angels show, now is a good time to do so, as they are hitting the East, Midwest and Southern parts of the U.S. and Canada this month. The tour began last night in Lawrence, Kansas and continues tonight in St. Louis, MO. The 2014 Winter Psych Storm Tour: Feb 01 The Firebird w/ Roky Erickson St Louis, MO TICKETS RSVP Feb 03 First Avenue w/ Roky Erickson Minneapolis, MN TICKETS RSVP Feb 04 Majestic Theatre w/ Roky Erickson Madison, WI TICKETS RSVP Feb 05 Park West Chicago, IL TICKETS RSVP Feb 07 Southgate House w/ Roky Erickson Newport, KY TICKETS RSVP Feb 08 Beachland Ballroom w/ Roky Erickson Cleveland, OH TICKETS RSVP Feb 09 Magic Stick w/ Roky Erickson Detroit, MI TICKETS RSVP Feb 11 Phoenix Concert Theatre w/ Roky Erickson Toronto, Canada TICKETS RSVP Feb 12 Corona Theatre w/ Roky Erickson Montreal, Canada TICKETS RSVP Feb 14 Black Cat w/ Roky Erickson Washington, DC TICKETS RSVP Feb 15 The Met w/ Roky Erickson Providence, RI TICKETS RSVP Feb 16 Union Transfer w/ Roky Erickson Philadelphia, PA TICKETS RSVP Feb 20 The Grey Eagle w/ Roky Erickson Asheville, NC TICKETS RSVP Feb 21 Mercy Lounge w/ Roky Erickson Nashville, TN TICKETS RSVP Feb 22 Terminal West w/ Roky Erickson Atlanta, GA TICKETS RSVP Feb 24 The Social w/ Roky Erickson Orlando, FL TICKETS RSVP Feb 25 Grand Central w/ Roky Erickson Miami, FL TICKETS RSVP Feb 26 State Theatre w/ Roky Erickson St Petersburg, FL TICKETS RSVP Feb 28 Fitzgerald's w/ Roky Erickson Houston, TX TICKETS RSVP Mar 01 Granada Theater w/ Roky Erickson Dallas, TX TICKETS RSVP Here's a performance of "Sniper" from last year's Austin Psych Fest:
  5. Plant on Stern - 10/17/17?

    Fuck. 😡
  6. 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.
  7. Random Thoughts v.3

    Gregg Popovich, I salute you sir. 🇺🇸
  8. Plant on Stern - 10/17/17?

    ¡Muchas gracias! I'll be checking this out after work.
  9. It's that time of year football fans! Preseason is finally over and Week 1 of the 2017 Regular Season begins next Thursday. We have been doing this for five years now, so everyone should know the drill by now. If any newcomers wish to join in the contest, please do...the more the merrier. No worries about the point spread. Just pick the team you think will win the game. Please remember to get your Thursday pick in before the Thursday game kicks off. All the other games for the week can wait until Saturday...Sunday morning before kickoff at the latest. Walter Junior was the Regular Season winner last year. Mrs. W won the Playoff Pool. Spread the word to your friends and neighbors. Let's get a good crowd of participants this year and let's have some fun! Of course, if your team signed Jay Cutler as QB, fun may be hard to come by. Best of luck to you all. Week 1 Thursday, Sept. 7 All Times E.S.T. Kansas City at New England 8:30 pm Sunday, Sept. 10 N.Y. Jets at Buffalo 1:00 pm Atlanta at Chicago 1:00 pm Baltimore at Cincinnati 1:00 pm Pittsburgh at Cleveland 1:00 pm Arizona at Detroit 1:00 pm Jacksonville at Houston 1:00 pm Tampa Bay at Miami 1:00 pm Oakland at Tennessee 1:00 pm Philadelphia at Washington 1:00 pm Indianapolis at L.A. Rams 4:05 pm Seattle at Green Bay 4:25 pm Carolina at San Francisco 4:25 pm N.Y. Giants at Dallas 8:30 pm Monday, Sept. 11 New Orleans at Minnesota 7:10 pm L.A. Chargers at Denver 10:20 pm
  10. 2017 NFL "potted plant" Memorial Pool

    Week 7 Schedule Thursday, Oct. 19 TIME(ET) Kansas City at Oakland 8:25 pm Sunday, Oct. 22 Tampa Bay at Buffalo 1:00 pm Carolina at Chicago 1:00 pm Tennessee at Cleveland 1:00 pm New Orleans at Green Bay 1:00 pm Jacksonville at Indianapolis 1:00 pm Arizona vs LA Rams 1:00 pm NY Jets at Miami 1:00 pm Baltimore at Minnesota 1:00 pm Dallas at San Francisco 4:05 pm Cincinnati at Pittsburgh 4:25 pm Denver at Chargers 4:25 pm Seattle at NY Giants 4:25 pm Atlanta at New England 8:30 pm Monday, Oct. 23 Washington at Philadelphia 8:30 pm
  11. 2017 NFL "potted plant" Memorial Pool

    Another crappy week for most of us. the chase wins the week. Week 6 Results the chase: 9-5* LedZeppfan77: 8-6 paul carruthers: 8-6 Bong-Man: 6-8 ebk: 6-8 jabe: 6-8 Junior: 6-8 Mrs. W: 6-8 Strider: 6-8 Walter: 5-9 zepscoda: 5-9 Season Standings After 91 Games 1. the chase: 59-32** 2. Bong-Man: 56-35** 3. Junior: 55-36** 4. Mrs. W: 54-37 4. paul carruthers: 54-37* 4. Strider: 54-37 4. zepscoda: 54-37* 5. ebk: 51-40 6. Walter: 48-43 7. jabe: 46-45 7. LedZeppfan77: 46-45
  12. I like the new album. "Carry Fire" is a Robert Plant album...with all that implies. It seems noisier and more raucous than the previous album, which was pretty mellow. But if you are pining for Led Zeppelin II or Plant screeching "Black Dog" '70s-style, then you probably won't like this record. After a few listens, I haven't sussed out a favourite song yet...though that one with all the Oud playing is a cracker. Love Chrissie Hynde lending her voice to "Bluebirds Over The Mountain". Looking forward to the tour.
  13. Plant on Stern - 10/17/17?

    Stern is also one of those annoying people who think Led Zeppelin ripped off everything, so he'll probably go down that stairway.
  14. The Birthday Thread

    Happy Birthday Sathington Willoughby! Have a primo Celebration Day! Cheers.
  15. What Are You Listening To At This Moment?

    New Music Monday.
  16. 2017 NHL season

    I don't want to jinx the Kings so I'm not saying anything. I'm sure Patrycja feels the same way about her Maple Leafs.
  17. 2017 NFL Thread

    I already said as much. My point was that with Green Bay losing Rodgers this helps Philadelphia's and Seattle's wild card chances. I didn't watch the Green Bay game nor have I seen the replay of the hit, so I can't say if I thought it was legal or not. Anybody think it was a late hit? https://deadspin.com/the-aaron-rodgers-hit-was-legal-and-thats-the-problem-1819506191
  18. Does anyone still buy CDs

    Weird. That looks exactly like the Sunset Blvd. Tower Records. 😮
  19. The NBA 2017-2018 Thread

    Welcome to the most irrelevant regular season of the four major sports leagues. The NBA has a higher percentage of its teams in the playoffs than other leagues. The NBA is also where the higher seeded teams win more often than the high seeded teams in other leagues. More teams in the playoffs, yet still less upsets and Cinderella stories. This year everyone will still be chasing the Warriors. The contenders are the same teams it has been for the past few years...San Antonio, Houston, OKC, and Cleveland. Below them are Boston, Washington, Toronto, Portland, Utah, and the ever-underachieving Buffalo Braves aka L.A. Clippers, who will fall apart as Blake Griffin's body continues to break down. The Lakers will be fun to watch just to see every guard torch Lonzo Ball because of his asshole father. Their defense will be woeful again. At least Swaggy P is finally gone. But if they win 42 games it will be a miracle. Warriors vs. Spurs, Thunder, Cavs, Rockets, Spurs vs. Cavs, Thunder, Rockets, Thunder vs. Knicks, Rockets vs. Clippers, Rockets vs. Thunder, Celtics vs. Wizards...those are about the only regular season games that will be worth paying attention to this season.
  20. Not a band but one of my favourite record labels/studios.
  21. 2017 NFL Thread

    I don't think Green Bay survives this collarbone injury like they did the previous one. The Eagles and Seahawks just got a terrific boost in their playoff prospects. http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/page/Barnwellx171016/layers-aaron-rodgers-collarbone-injury-whether-green-bay-packers-hang-make-2017-nfl-playoffs-nfc-north
  22. 2017 Major League Baseball thread....

    And he gets to go home to Kate Upton. It's not the same. But all I heard them say was that it was the Dodger's first walk-off HR since Kirk Gibson's in 1988 and he did it on the very same date 29 years later. I didn't hear anyone saying they were equal in impact and historical importance. But then, I wasn't watching ESPN.
  23. 2017 NFL Thread

    Of course the Giants are winning at Denver. It makes perfect sense. You had this, right zepscoda?
  24. 2017 NFL Thread

    Where they can keep the Raiders company. Raiders playoff aspirations just vanished. This season is kaput.
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