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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
In World Outside The Window
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
In World Outside The Window
We know that you are out there... Eric Benac — Cardiacs - On Track... Every Album, Every Song
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Nov 12, 2021
In World Outside The Window
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
In World Outside The Window
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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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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Mar 17, 2021
In World Outside The Window
I stumbled across this collection of backing tracks on Bandcamp. I have no idea is they are any good or not. It has sold almost 1900 times. Somebody must think so.
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Mar 06, 2021
In World Outside The Window
Dave turns 75 today. One of the greatest players of all time. Melodic, emotional, powerful. We have been fortunate enough to seem him several times with PF and solo. Always amazing. I will never forget him on top of the 'Wall' doing Comfortably Numb (at LA Forum). Possibly my favorite concert moment of all. Jaw dropping! Just him alone seemingly suspended in air playing that solo. 😥 One of my favorite PF tunes written by DG Not from LA but you get the idea
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Jan 14, 2021
In World Outside The Window
Tim Bogert, who was part of such major acts as Vanilla Fudge and Cactus, and later in the super-group Beck, Bogert & Appice, died today of cancer at 76. His death was confirmed by his former bandmate Carmine Appice. At his death, he was working with Beck and Appice on a forthcoming live Beck, Bogert & Appice album Bogert was long considered one of the great rock bassists during the heyday of the genre in the 1960s and ’70s, one of the few early rockers whose solos could hold an audience. Musicians Institute, a Hollywood music school where Bogert taught, issued a statement mourning his passing. “Today we mourn the loss of our friend and former faculty member, #TimBogert. A statement from MI Bass instructor, Maurice Verloop: MI and the global bass community have had the great fortune of experiencing one the great pioneers of bass guitar in our lifetime. We celebrate his contributions as an artist, educator and human being. His groove will live on through all the students he inspired and his impressive catalog of recordings. You are missed.” I used to have some of those albums back in the day. Never saw him live as far as I know. A (wee) bit before my time.
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Nov 06, 2020
In World Outside The Window
Formerly of Uriah Heep. Died at 75. https://deadline.com/2020/11/ken-hensley-dies-former-uriah-heep-keyboardist-was-75-1234610165/ What self-respecting rocker of the 60's and 70's didn't have a few Heep albums in their collection?
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Oct 25, 2020
In World Outside The Window
A little late. He turned 61 on 23 October. He may specialize in parody but he has some serious musical talent. So, what's your favourite Weird Al track?
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Oct 09, 2020
In World Outside The Window
John Lennon would have been 80 today. It's hard to Imagine 😉 what he would be like. Would he and Paul have made peace?
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Aug 25, 2020
In World Outside The Window
Sir Thomas Sean Connery turns 90 today. Most peoples favourite Bond. Talk about cool...Men wanted to be him, women just wanted him (and probably more than few men too!) On his 89th birthday
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Aug 18, 2020
In World Outside The Window
Just found out that Pete Way died on 14 August at 69. He was a founding member of UFO. Quite a character on stage. He left the band a quite a few years ago due to health issues. He also released several Waysted and FastWay (with Fast Eddie Clarke of Motorhead) albums. That's three members of UFO this past year. 😪 Check out this side project of Phil Mogg and Pete Way
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Aug 05, 2020
In World Outside The Window
As if cassettes weren't bad enough, I just saw this on Bandcamp. Sold out too😱 Apparently so according to this https://inews.co.uk/culture/music/mark-ronson-8-track-tape-cartridge-uptown-funk-shallow-282251 And an even more trusted source https://www.soundonsound.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=65974&p=600883&hilit= Full disclosure: I did have an 8-track in my old Triumph TR250 back in 1973, 1974. I used to barrel around listening to 'The Joker' and Hendrix on it. Funnily enough, it was never stolen from a car that couldn't be locked. Wonder why? 🤔 Of course, it was replaced with a cassette player as soon as I could afford it. To paraphrase Santayana "Those that don't live thru history are condemmed to repeat it" 😁
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Jul 30, 2020
In World Outside The Window
Done pretty well for himself. What else? 😎
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