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Found me a copy of a Japanese release of Floyd’s 3-13-72 concert in Sapporo Japan. There are a zillion mediocre sounding bootlegs of them, but the recording for this one (which I’ve seen released under 3 different covers) is excellent. A lot of pre-Dark Side stuff still being played there, but I’m going to post this as I think it’s better than on the actual album.
jj – Thanks on the heads up on Bonnie Raitt. But at over $100 per for the cheap lawn area, I’m going to pass. (I was outraged when The Stones charged $20 per back during their ’72 tour, for whatever that’s worth.)
dee – Janis was one of the best. Mama Cass and a couple of others from the old folk crowd were also very good. Christina Aguilera can handle more different styles very well than perhaps anyone else ever has. And while I had a pissing contest with Alleycat concerning whether Beth Hart was as good (or better), I’ve since listened to enough of her stuff to say she’s every bit as good. But neither of Janis’ bands were all that good – Perhaps if she had better support there wouldn’t be a discussion.
I’m not a Van Halen fan. David Lee Roth combined Jim Dandy’s stage persona with Rod Stewart like acrobatics, and Eddie Van Halen was all flash. The Scorpions did it better, and released consistently good songs as well. I think Def Leppard was a couple of years later, but for hair metal they were one of the best. But I like the rest of your choices, so….
Ozzie’s No More Tears is virtually impossible to find on vinyl. I haven’t turned up a copy for under $100.00 in any condition. Hopefully they get around to putting out a 180 grain release soon – My favorite by him, especially those good songs Lemmy wrote for it.
And though I bounce around to many styles, I always return to Pink Floyd.
A lot of the old crowd who followed Lew Waters have turned against him over the past couple of years. There was a big pissing contest back when he dropped out of the local Repub party due to the looney tuners who took it over, and his recent decision to turn against David Madore has alienated others (I presume to include Hinton – Though I don’t follow him enough to know what camp he’s in, I have noticed he’s become increasing hostile and argumentative with his posts to Lew’s site lately). If Lew has booted him, we had a clue it was coming. Lea Ortiz (who has demonstrated a fair degree of skill in slapping down assholes, if I can use that term) put up a nice little post recently that I gather was directed at Hinton.
I’ve no idea why, but Trump seems to be tanking over the past couple of weeks. This article says Bernie supporters getting behind Hillary plays a part, and that many Repubs refuse to vote for Trump (even going as far as saying they’ll vote for Clinton). Still, the guy is saying and playing the same tune that led to his surprise climb during the primaries. So, what are the odds of the Repub leadership coming to an agreement on a not-Ted-Cruz replacement candidate to nominate at their convention?
Interesting that you brought bluesy stuff up – I’ve started listening to Bonnie Raitt more closely than in the past, and that lady has done some really good blues over the years. She’s definitely more than just the country I always pegged her as.
I’m also reading a lot more these days. I’ve discovered a whole slew of newer writers in the Fantasy genre that are very good. Gregory Maguire (Wicked) has several rewrites of the old fairy tale stories – I especially liked his Cinderella rewrite “Confessions of An Ugly Stepsister”. Christina Henry wrote a follow on to “Through The Looking Glass” called “Alice” that’s good. If you like the older Fantasy writers (Asimov, Mercedes Lackey, Marion Zimmer Bradley), then there’s a guy Patrick Rothfuss who’s put out two of a planned trilogy that are outstanding (“The Name of the Wind” and “The Wise Man’s Fear”). And I’ve also acquired and am rereading many of the old Michael Moorcock stories. Among others.
I’m reading that the Brits already have 1 million signatures on a petition to vote again on the ECU withdrawal, citing numerous claims like “we didn’t know….” The Wash Post is making what I see as a very good comparison to our Presidential election, with the conclusion that we need to quit underestimating the Trump campaign. The level of disaffection with the mainstream DC crowd led to both the Sanders and the Trump candidacies reaching levels of popularity no one predicted, and there’s every reason to expect this to continue into November. While Bernie is speaking for many (he’ll vote for Clinton, but has shown no inclination to actually support her), how far will this extend to other potential voters? And the GOP has their own problem – Any thoughts at trying for a brokered convention have to lead to realizing that the next person in line – Ted Cruz – is every bit as dangerous and disliked by their monied power brokers as Trump is.
I also see the Senate races as probably more important. The Repubs will keep the House, and will influence what bills make it to the Pres. If the Dems take the Senate back, then we’ll probably have another 4 years of a Harry Reid type refusing to allow much of anything going to the floor for debate and vote. That would help Clinton, same as it did Pres Obama, in that the House can be called the bad guys. But if Trump wins, then the target is reversed. If the Repubs hold the Senate, then Clinton would be unable to accomplish anything, and Trump becomes a bigger unknown, except you can count on the ACA being defunded and allowed to die.
Well, if I was going to have an assault weapon, I’d go with the AK47 for stopping power, or one of the variations of the German Heckler Kock MP5 for close range spraying. And if you can find/afford an old Springfield M1, that’s still a pretty good rifle for hitting a distant target. The M16 sucks, and I really don’t understand the fascination with walking around with an AR15.
But I’m retired and have pretty much lost all interest in that stuff. I sold my small arsenal off years ago. Colt has a pretty nice pistol for concealed carry purposes – the .380 Mustang.
I wonder how the meeting between Warren and Clinton turned out? If Clinton can get Warren as her Veep candidate, then a lot of us who wouldn’t vote for Clinton are going to have to give it some further thought.
Vanwa – Are you sure?