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    Performers With 9 Lives

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    Make me laugh!

    "I have broken more Elton John records. He seems to have a lot of records. And I, by the way, I don’t have a musical instrument. I don’t have a guitar or an organ. No organ. Elton has an organ. And lots of other people helping. No, we’ve broken a lot of records. We’ve broken virtually every record. Because you know, look, I only need this space. They need much more room. For basketball, for hockey and all of the sports, they need a lot of room. We don’t need it. We have people in that space. So we break all of these records. Really, we do it without, like, the musical instruments. This is the only musical – the mouth. And hopefully the brain attached to the mouth, right? The brain. More important than the mouth is the brain. The brain is much more important.”
  3. Saw Neil Young last night. He played for two hours by himself, sitting on a stool with his guitars and pianos surrounding him. It was almost like a Storyteller's session. Lots of between song banter, jokes,....typical Neil. Here's the setlist, minus a couple new songs I never caught the title of that were quite good..... On the Way Home I am a Child Broken Arrow (Whoa !...He hung up his eyelids and ran down the hall ) Are You Ready For the Country ? Only Love Can Break Your Heart Cowgirl in the Sand There's a World Needle and the Damage Done Ohio (electric solo on the white hollow body Gretsch) After the Goldrush Out on the Weekend Love is a Rose Heart of Gold Nothing from Harvest Moon or Rust Never Sleeps, which was kind of surprising. They were being real pricky about cameras and recording, but I snuck a few in....Cigar store indian in tow, as always.
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    What's the weather like where you are?

    Hot in Motown just like everywhere else. It's this weather that lets me know I'm a true Michigander. By August I've had enough....bring on Winter ! Does the weather even matter anymore ? Most people I know live in a bubble....windows up on the car, air on in the house no matter the temperature. It can be below 50 degrees for 7 months here, and the first 70 degree day everyone has everything closed up like a rat in a cage.
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    Seven Nation Army

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    Random Thoughts v.3

    That's harder than it looks. I can tie one on me, but never on someone else. Have to loosely tie it on me first. I lived with a friend for a while after I got divorced. He used to laugh at me because I had a small ironing board & Iron. Low and behold, a couple months later we both had to go to a wedding of a mutual friend. As I was ironing my white shirt in the basement with starch, I could hear him slowly and humbly walking down the stairs with his wrinkled shirt in hand. Oh the 'iron'y.
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    2018 MLB season thread

    My Tigers are on an 8 game losing streak. It was a matter of time...it's limbo time ! How low can they go ? I knew JD Martinez would be the free agent steal of the year. When he joined the Tigers he watched Cabrera repeatedly go to right field, and made comments about how he needed to learn to do that. He has that kind of self-discipline. He already had great patience at the plate, and going to right field was the missing piece that made him a complete hitter and an RBI machine. Dave Dombrowski watched too. A great pick-up and the timing was perfect.
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    Pontiac Silverdome Footage

    Both are taken from the Silverdome screen.....The Who from December '75, and Bob Seger from '76. Past articles suggest that Peter Grant did not want to provide a screen for the '77 Silverdome show, but stadium management insisted. They knew the venue, and they knew what people expected from seeing past shows. So why do we have these and not Zeppelin ? Because I personally believe the rumors that Grant & Co. barged in the control room and confiscated the tapes. They were made to provide the visuals, and it makes perfect sense that Grant wouldn't want anyone else to have the film except the band itself. They paid for it. Remember....portions of that '75 Who show has appeared on an official release, both audio & video. That's one reason I still hold out a bit of hope that it still exists. I also remember specifically hearing more than once on the radio before the show that it was going to be officially recorded for a future live release. This was also mentioned on the radio after the show, for the benefit of those that didn't or couldn't attend. It just seems strange that we've seen Seattle, we've seen recordings from the two shows above, yet absolutely nothing from the Zeppelin Silverdome show. To me, that leaves only two possibilities....it was destroyed and it no longer exists, or they still have it. I'm going with it's still in their possession. Why destroy tapes of anything when Jimmy claims to this day it was a good and unique performance ? http://www.mlive.com/entertainment/detroit/index.ssf/2014/10/led_zeppelins_jimmy_page_on_po.html
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    James Bond Movies

    My favorite Bond movie will always be "Thunderball". Saw it at the show when I was 7, and the I thought the underwater scenes were just awesome. So much of that was new technology at the time. Also have a thing for "Live and Let Die", because it's just so over-the-top campy and goofy. The opening car scene on the highway with the dart in the side mirror....every car on the road in that scene is either a 73 Impala or Cadillac....like 12 of them ! Was it too much to go to the local used car lot to get some proper ghetto cruisers ? Mr. Big....Jane Seymour....Harlem....New Orleans....voodoo....the song itself....still stupidly delicious to me after all these years, and pretty much the only Roger Moore Bond movie I like, as things just got goofier after that. "You Only Live Twice" is a bummer (I'm turning Japanese....not !), and "Diamonds are Forever" I can watch anytime.
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    2018 MLB season thread

    This is a $20 buck seat at Comerica Park. Not a bad deal at all. A couple years of 100 + losses and they'll probably throw in a coke and a piece of shitty pizza too. Bud Light, Miller Light, and Coors Light.....Come on man, we're not all on a diet !
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    Golf Talk

    Went to yesterday afternoon's Tiger game against the Twins, which gave me some time to watch the U.S. Open late in the day. How humbling ! A 620 yard par 5....a par 4 with a 5.03 average, and pitched greens from hell. I thought Tiger was going to cry after his 2nd double-bogey. Looking forward to the rest of the weekend to see who can humble this course or just plain survive. Been golfing 5 times already this year. Trying my best to develop some kind of short game. Such a humbling sport.
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    The Rest in Peace Thread

    Anthony Bourdain commits suicide. Yikes !.....that one hurts. RIP
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    Random Thoughts v.3

    https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/2018/06/06/craigslist-ad-led-michigan-state-physicist-joseph-hattey-charged-bestiality/674769002/ MSU is on a roll ! A Bassett Hound yet....likes deep-voiced low riders apparently. Yeah, he'll watch your dog for you....cure that crazy barking too. No treats needed....he's got peanut butter and cheez-its too. Somebody better check the science morgue. I can't imagine what might be going on there.
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    Marijuana legalization

    Now that's just being blunt. Enjoy the freedom !