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  1. Oblong

    Political Pot-pourri

    The people who tell me Seth Rich was murdered by the DNC, that obama's birth certificate was fake, that Hillary sold our Uranium to Russia, all said RBG was dead.
  2. Oblong

    Political Pot-pourri

    Covington boy is suing the Washington Post for $250 million. I started to feel sorry for the kid until this.... the complaint doesn't really point to anything specific. Seeks to hold the Post accountable for what the readers say when responding and commenting. The only thing in there that's defamatory was a quote.... by a representative of the Diocese.
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    POTUS Impeachment Watch

    Dude you described like 3 of my best friends.... it's sad. They're really good people too. It's almost a daily exercise to me.
  4. Oblong

    Hey Guitar Guys!

    And the rock and roll HOF in 2005 performance with Petty.... I watch that at least once a month. It gives me chills. I saw him in concert in 2004 and was blown away. I had no expectations going in and it still ranks as the best concert I ever saw in person.
  5. Oblong

    Hey Guitar Guys!

    I didn't know Mayer was considered a good player until I saw Dead and Co for the second time at LCA in 2017. We saw them in 2016 at DTE but from the lawn you can't really get a handle on anything. Too far, sound sucks, and everybody's talking. But they did Sugaree and he really got going. The Freep had a nice up close photo of him, wearing a Detroit Tigers long sleeve shirt no less, and I sent it to a friend asking what kind of guitar it was. He told me all the technical stuff and said he's pretty good. Felder's solo on One of These Nights is very good. A great example of doing a lot but not too much and doing with a purpose. I always liked it even before I knew who he was.
  6. Oblong

    Hey Guitar Guys!

    he also changed some of the arrangements for it to work. I think what I read was an excerpt from a book, maybe a Quincy Jones book. It got pretty technical and I don't remember the details. He could have gotten a writing credit but VH had a deal for no side projects. Probably cost him $10 million in royalties. (I just made that up, I have no idea)
  7. Oblong

    Hey Guitar Guys!

    I watched an Allman Bros documentary and they said the music industry was in a similar state in the late 80's....things were going techno, then SRV got popular and helped revive guitar based rock, which motivated them to get back together.... not sure if it's true but that's what they said.
  8. Oblong

    What are you currently listening to?

    I have been getting into them. My concert buddy is a huge huge Dead fan and to prep for our LCA show last year I asked him for some advice... He gave me a ****load and it was overwhelming.. I will definitely do that. I just added it to my Apple Music and will listen tonight. I love the story about when Brent Mydland died. They played the Weight as their encore that night and they rotate the verses. He closed his muscial and physical life with "Well I got to go but my friends can stick around" and that became an emotional song to perform for them after that. We saw Greensky Bluegrass last week and they did a Dead cover. I didn't know it at the time but when I told him I liked that song he said "That's because it was the dead" So maybe there's something there.
  9. Oblong

    What are you currently listening to?

    Not sure if I asked this before but did you see Dead and Co when they were here in 2016 or 2017? I was at both shows. I've been listening to Jerry and Merl Saunders
  10. Oblong

    POTUS Impeachment Watch

    Yes it is true. Same with the FBI. I believe that lying to congress and perjury are different crimes so when you say the oath then you perjure. Without you just lie.
  11. Oblong

    Hey Guitar Guys!

    I rread an article, maybe it was from here, where the point was that EVH hurt the guitar scene in the sense that a bunch of kids thought that just going nuts was the sign of a good guitarist and they ignored the other parts that he was very good at.... they focused on the wrong side of him and we had a lost generation of guitar players. It's not about playing Eruption. An example was an interview I saw where he discussed his contribution to Beat It, beyond just playing guitar on it. Michael and Quincy were impressed.
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    Political Pot-pourri

    One suggestion is he was upset that a letter sent to him at the show wasn't taken more seriously... This guy could have mental problems.
  13. Oblong

    POTUS Impeachment Watch

    That article was quite the mouthful.... there's a ton of **** in there that's bad. Well worth one of my "free" ones.
  14. Oblong

    POTUS Impeachment Watch

    This actually is a big deal.....
  15. Oblong

    2018-19 Off-season Thread

    I remember being at game 1 of the 2006 WS and saying to my friend during the intros... "Are we really going to win the WS with Neifi freaking Perez at SS"? Carlos had played 1B that game. I was joking.... no way were we going to lose to those bums who won like 85 games that year.
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