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Feb 03, 2024
In World Outside The Window
Wayne passed away at 75. We saw him a couple of times live. He was awesome on the stage. He saw me lip-syncing to the tunes and tossed me his pick. Sometimes the music was a bit difficult. He did what he wanted to (much like someone we know and love 😉) https://deadline.com/2024/02/wayne-kramer-dead-mc5-cofounder-was-75-obituary-1235813102/ A couple of great rock tunes Another fine tune ala Tom Waits All mistakes were made by professionals
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merikan1
Jun 20, 2023
In World Outside The Window
I couldn't find anything about his passing.* He died 06 June 2023 at 79. *Search found something in the Great Guitar Solos thread but refused to open it. It sent me back to the Categories overview. 😣
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Jun 19, 2023
In World Outside The Window
I would heve really liked to have watched this one! Alas, a casualty of the writers strike and increasing costs. Bummer.
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May 28, 2023
In World Outside The Window
Ed Ames has died at 95. Even as a kid, i loved this song. Guy had a great voice.
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Mar 30, 2023
In William's World
It seems that Bill is only actively posting to his Facebook page. I say 'seems' because it cannot be accessed without logging into Facebook. Now, I have absolutely no intention of ever having a Facebook account. Even to keep up with Bill. The interweb and it's masters already know way too much about me. So, I am wondering if the posts can be embedded into Dreamsville? That way anti-social old gits, such as myself, can keep up to date without have to supply Meta with any more data about ourselves*? * Probably too late. I expect Meta already knows everything about me 😪
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merikan1
Mar 07, 2023
In World Outside The Window
The Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist has died at 71. The last surviving original member. I sure that we all remember the first time that we heard Free Bird. It was certainly the partying tune of choice back then. (Still a good tune but I ultimately came to prefer Green Grass and High Tides by the Outlaws.) I saw them a couple of times back in the day. Pretty good live. Just a little reminder... For the record, I wasn't at this show.
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merikan1
Jan 15, 2023
In World Outside The Window
Robbie Bachman, drummer for BTO, has died at 69. Randy Bachman, older brother and guitarist for BTO, said Another sad departure,” Randy Bachman tweeted last night. “The pounding beat behind BTO, my little brother Robbie has joined Mum, Dad & brother Gary on the other side. Maybe Jeff Beck needs a drummer! We saw BTO at Winterland in San Francisco back in April 1976 (BTO/Wishbone Ash/Styx). We actually went for Styx (Yes we did and do like them! 😛). We watched Styx and Wishbone Ash. We intended to leave when BTO came on. After the first couple of songs, we decided to stay. They put on a great show and had the whole hall on their feet. Let's go with a classic! 🎸
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merikan1
Dec 21, 2022
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Rick Andersen, bassist for the Tubes, has died at 75. If you never saw The Tubes live, especially in their heyday, then you missed a great show. They used to play Winterland in SF regularly. We saw them a couple of times back then as well back in the '00s. Always killer. Winterland always video-taped all of the shows. Before the shows and in intervals between the bands, they showed the videos. Before the Tubes broke, we used to see a live WPOD video and wonder WTF? They were quite the spectacle. Unfortunately, we didn't go to this New Years Eve show. And for good measure... a baby's arm holding an apple of course!😀
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Dec 19, 2022
In World Outside The Window
Kim Simmonds of Savoy Brown has died at 75. I saw them a couple of times back in the day. The first time was back in 1974 in Spokane, WA. I found the poster for the show online. (Gotta love the internet.) A track from my favourite Savoy Brown release, Kings of Boogie Maybe not a classic but the guitar is killing it.
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Sep 28, 2022
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As I have said before, I have a pile of his books. Liked them all. So, if you are a fan, it may be worth checking out. http://www.martinpopoff.com/html/lively-arts-the-damned-deconstructed.html
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May 11, 2022
In William's World
I am getting a ' Widget didn't load' message for the chat function. I have disconnected my VPN, cleared cache and cookies and logged out and in. Still not working. Any ideas?
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Feb 23, 2022
In World Outside The Window
I just saw that Mark Lannegan has died at age 57. We saw him with the Screaming Trees as well as solo. He wrote some great tunes. My personal favourite was his 2004 album Bubblegum.
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Feb 14, 2022
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I just saw that he died on February 9th died at 75. After reading about him, I am guessing the we never saw a version of King Crimson with him in it. However, we probably saw him with Foreigner. Hey it was the 70's!
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Jan 18, 2022
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We know that you are out there... Eric Benac — Cardiacs - On Track... Every Album, Every Song
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Nov 12, 2021
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Graeme Edge of the Moody Blues has passed away. He was 80. I saw the Moody Blues back in early 1974. We later saw them in the early 80's (Concord, USA). For me, a 'greatest hits' band.
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Jul 20, 2021
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Robby Steinhardt, founding member of Kansas passed away yesterday at 71. Kansas was a great live band. I first saw them back in 1975 at Winterland in SF. They opened for Blue Oyster Cult and Link Wray. Back then, they were fairly new to us. At that time, they were touring Masque. I remember walking in and seeing the stage covered in Persian rugs and packed with equipment. Even after all these years, I remember really enjoying that show. After that, I think that we saw them maybe twice more. They kind of lost me after Wayward Son. Although, like BöC, I have a lot of bootlegs because they were such a good live band. Here is a clip from a Don Kirsher Rock Concert show in 1975. Robby Steinhardt front and center. They could rock!
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May 31, 2021
In World Outside The Window
Clint Eastwood turned 91 today. Talk about cool! This location was just over the hill from where we used to live. San Quentin prison is just down the road. It is now under a shopping center. Is nothing sacred?!! Info over the location: I had forgotten how it used to look. Of course that was 50 years ago now. And few years before I moved up there. I can't remember if the quarry buildings were still there in 1975.
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merikan1
Apr 01, 2021
In World Outside The Window
I just found out that he died on 5 March. https://www.rockhall.com/michael-stanley https://www.classicrockrevisited.com/show_interview.php?id=1050 I am really sad to hear about his death 😢. I have been a fan since the early 70's. He was a great songwriter and lyricist. His first two albums featured Joe Walsh and Barnstorm. The first album is a classic 70's rock album. Lots of different styles and, excepting a dreadful cover of Subterranean Homesick blues, is excellent. Joe Walsh still plays Rosewood Bitters . He wrote two of my all-time favourite tunes From Friends and Legends "Let's Get the Show on the Road' Friends and Legends is the second solo album by Michael Stanley. The album title refers to the backing musicians accompanying Stanley on the album, which was recorded at Applewood Studios in Golden, Colorado. The basic band on all tracks was Barnstorm, composed of Joe Walsh on lead guitar and synthesizer, Joe Vitale on drums, flute, synthesizer and backing vocals, and Kenny Passarelli on bass. In addition, three members of Stephen Stills' Manassas performed: Paul Harris on keyboards, Joe Lala on percussion and Al Perkins on pedal steel guitar, and the band also included saxophonist David Sanborn. Among the backing vocalists were Richie Furay and Dan Fogelberg. In keeping with the collaborative spirit, J. Geils assisted with production of the saxophone tracks. From Shadowland "I am You" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reLqMTaKTgg I absolutely HATE the 'Anne Geddes' cover (I created an alternate cover for my cd). Apart from that, this is probably his best album. Every track is killer. And here is track that probably every musician out there can relate to "Midwest Midnight" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOznWDy42Wg With a will to believe, and my songs on my sleeve If only I'd known from the start Such a sensitive toy, for a suburban boy Who believed he was suffering for art... But then something went wrong And he watched as his songs Met a slow death of silence, but worse He was taken to task, by some critic who asked "Do you write the words or lyrics first..." I am going to close out with a track that shows that he and his band could seriously ROCK! From Shadowland, 'Shadowland' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCIcePA55Bk
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Mar 22, 2021
In World Outside The Window
What more can you say? Need to know more? https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/643945/william-shatner-actor-facts
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Mar 17, 2021
In World Outside The Window
Just in case you are looking for something a bit different than a shot of Jamesons, a green beer, a Guinness or an Irish Coffee to celebrate with today 😁 We have had several of these in the past. I can recommend the Detroit Athletic Club, Dublin Minstrel, Blackthorn Irish (you can use pastis instead of Absinthe), Irish Maid (great summer cocktail). I think tonight, we will go with a Brainstorm or a Parle-vous Irish. We have not had either of these as far as I can recall. (Too many cocktails under the bridge to be sure.) I will let Linda decide. If you are just going with a whisky, may I suggest Powers Johns Lane 12 year old or maybe one of the new Waterford releases? All far superior to a standard Jamesons (best for cocktails). Whatever you do today, enjoy. (Any excuse heh? 😁)
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