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  1. Right after Neil Young, these guys were the best music Canada ever produced. Sorry Rush fans...
  2. If anyone likes rap/is at least open to it or is a fan of the Black Keys... you should check out the Blakroc album. Give it a chance. It's one of the albums that helped me get over my distaste for rap. There is good rap and the crap you hear on the radio. This is the good stuff. I promise.
  3. Short socks Popcorn or Pretzels?
  4. Honestly, my favorite album is a tie between Magic Potion and Chulahoma. I liked Brothers, but I worry about them trending away from the dirty, crunchy blues rock they built their careers from.
  5. It's kinda a year in review for me, but it's the first time I've really been able to go and see concerts. -July: Fang Island, The Black Keys and The Flaming Lips @ CMAC -November: John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension @ Keswick Theatre in Glenside, PA -December: The Waiting Room (A Peter Gabriel era, Genesis tribute band) @ Waterstreet Music Hall
  6. Vanilla Fudge- You Just Keep Me Hangin' On http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gR_oj3rN50I A brilliant psychedelic symphony and a completely different sound compared to the original done by The Supremes.
  7. The King Khan & BBQ Show Two guys who play dirty, raunchy, lo-fi garage rock. The song I posted is one of their best, but a fair warning, the lyrics (especially the chorus) are rather graphic and there is some language... but nothing we can't handle, right? Fang Island (Ignore the basketball, it was the only video I could find that had the studio version) I saw these guys as the opening act for The Black Keys and The Flaming Lips. 3 guitarists with one sometimes playing keyboard, a bassist and a drummer. In a nutshell, they're a combination of Trans Siberian Orchestra, inde pop and prog metal. A weird combination, but they're still awesome.
  8. For general maintenance, I use a piece of velvet or one of those new microfiber cloths and clean each side before and after I play something. If I have a plastic sleeve for the record too, I'll put the open side of the record on the bottom of the bag, and it helps keep a lot of the dust out, even when it sits for awhile.
  9. For me, it's "Pale Blue Dot" Before Hubble was sending back images from places billions of light years away that looked like abstract art at its finest form, there was this crappy quality digital picture from 1990. It was taken from the Voyager 1 spacecraft, which was released almost 32 years ago, is STILL functioning and still relaying details of the area beyond our solar system and is expected to run until at least 2025. Voyager 1 is and likely will be the most distant man-made object from Earth. Currently, Voyager 1 is 10.22 billion miles from earth (June 19th, 2009). The photo is from Voyager 1 when it was about 3.7 billion miles away from Earth. On February 14th, 1990 Voyager 1 had completed its primary mission and was ordered to pivot around in order to take pictures of the planets. This was one of the pictures. The streaks are from the reflection of distant sunlight inside the camera. Earth is the small white-ish blue dot inside the orange ring. The name "Pale Blue Dot" came from Carl Sagan he also said: --------------------------- "Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every “superstar,” every “supreme leader,” every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there – on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam. The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds. Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves. The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand. It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known." It say a lot about what a few billion organisms on a tiny little rock can do. Sending a machine so far away. But if anything, for me, it only re-enforces our insignificance in the universe. I did a lot of thinking when I first saw this picture and it still influences me whenever I see it today.
  10. I went to see The Goods: Live Hard. Sell Hard. It was alright. It's not on the same level as Anchorman or Step Brothers but it had its moments. There was only 1 true gut buster and some of the jokes either fell flat or were predictable. If you've seen the commercial, those are not the funniest jokes in the movie and it has its moments. Cool story line, but some of the scenes felt a wee bit awkward. However, Will Ferrell had an EPIC cameo and his scene was by far the funniest thing in the movie.
  11. I think the final, whole point is it's stupid to be impaired/under the influence when you're driving. Stories like these are why pot for recreational use will not be legal. However, medicinal marijuana I think will be more and more common, on a state-by-state level.
  12. I voted SIBLY. I've never heard a more painful sound, then Jimmy's guitar on the first outburst. I also have a soft spot for I'm Gonna Crawl. An incredibly painful song, considering the time it was released, the combination of their original blues and newer keyboard sounds, and Plant's perfect delivery.
  13. slap a patent on that sir and you have a winner!
  14. Led-head is my personal favorite but then again... imagine the wrath if we infringe on the copyright of the Dead-heads!
  15. On Friday, the 24th I saw my local orchestra (Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra) along with singer Randy Jackson (from an 80's band called Zebra, if anyone recognized the name) and a full rock band perform symphonic Led Zeppelin. It was amazing. Of course, Kashmir was the best song but the full set list was... Good Times Bad Times Ramble On The Rain Song Kashmir Black Dog Since I've Been Loving You The Ocean -Intermission- The Song Remains the Same Going to California Dancing Days Moby Dick All My Love Heartbreaker (with the first section of Misty Mountain Hop in the middle of the solo) Whole Lotta Love Immigrant Song Stairway to Heaven This isn't from the specific concert I went too, but this is from the same "tour" and basically sounds the same
  16. I am being paid now, so that's always good I still work at that same camp and am currently seeing my former campers become paid assistants like me, its pretty special... and makes me feel old too I was a camper back in 2001 and 2002 and became a volunteer in 2004. You need some volunteer experience before they consider hiring you. So at least the people hired are from within and are familiar and care about the camps. I know my job is only a part-time job, but I know many college students my age earning the same wage flipping hamburgers at a fast food joint. Working at a museum and science center is pretty damn special, and I am reminded of that when that when I go to work. Things have been rough this year and camps are being canceled due to low enrollment. Most of us are working only 3-4 weeks in summer, rather then the usual 5-6. But I am planning on coming back the next few year (wage increases for each year you work.... ) And once I am certified as a teacher, I will likely come back and be an instructor at the camp to help pay off college. Just one of those things that has come full circle.
  17. I used to volunteer at a summer camp run by the local museum. Because of the over 900 hours of work I accumulated, it lead to me current job as a summer camp assistant and school-year assistant. Teaching kids things from science principles to common manners and behavior at least makes me feel I will have shaped them in some small way that will make them better people. I would like to know that I did shape them, but I can't say that for sure. Teaching is my plan for my career (high school Earth Science, in case anyone cared) Recycling has been mentioned before and I do recycle bottles and plastics and such. I brown bag my lunch when I work in the summer, but as long as the bag is not ripped or wet, I usually reuse it once or twice more. My family does have a compost pile in the backyard and veggies and other assorted leftovers from out meals, along with leaves and grass clippings are put in there. I guess you could call it recycling, but our honest and initial intent when we started was to get better soil, and nothing to do with recycling.
  18. You gotta remember De Niro in 'Meet the Parents'.... proof of his diverse skills "I have nipples Greg. Could you milk me?"
  19. As long as it is the original awesome Scooby Doo from the 1970's and not the crappy one from the 2000's... you shall not be judged
  20. the Sex Pistols were the Beatles if you compare them to GG Allin.
  21. Also the fact that there is more to punk then the stuff in the late 1970's... you gotta remember the garage rock acts of the early 60's and the proto-punk sound of The Stooges and MC5 in the late 1960's.
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