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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by Baloney » Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:49 am

He was the voice of sanity at a time when there wan't much sanity around.

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Post by sancarlos » Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:20 pm

British hard rock music producer and engineer, Martin Birch
British music producer and sound engineer. He became renowned for engineering and producing albums recorded predominantly by British rock bands, including Deep Purple, Rainbow, Fleetwood Mac, Whitesnake, Black Sabbath, Blue Öyster Cult, and Iron Maiden.
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Post by MaxWebster » Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:23 pm

in ~1988 the %age of albums i owned that had Martin Birch in the credits must have been very high. Legend!

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Post by bfj » Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:43 pm

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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by Pruitt » Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:56 pm

Viacom dios...
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Post by govmentchedda » Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:55 pm

That's why you get paid the big bucks.
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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by Giff » Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:18 am

Gold star, Pruitt.
Muh.

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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by sancarlos » Sat Aug 15, 2020 11:42 pm

When I was a kid in the 1970s, I was into hard rock, and my favorite band was UFO.

In news that may only interest me (and, well, maybe DiS), the bassist for UFO, Pete Way, has passed away. He was known for his wild striped trousers that became widely imitated, as well as his frenetic activity on stage.
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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by Pruitt » Sun Aug 16, 2020 7:23 am

Never a fan, but anyone who gets eulogized like this must have done something right:

"beautiful, with an exotic-yet-familiar facial structure and an arresting gaze."

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Post by DaveInSeattle » Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:56 am

Super obscure, but quite a story:

Marvin Creamer, a Mariner Who Sailed Like the Ancients, Dies at 104
His expertise helped him become a history-making mariner, the first recorded person to sail round the world without navigational instruments. His 30,000-mile odyssey, in a 36-foot cutter with a small crew, made headlines worldwide on its completion in 1984.

“I was considered to be crazy or stupid or just out of it,” Professor Creamer said in a 2015 interview with Rowan University. “When I took off there were two people who believed I would come back.”

One was his wife Blanche. The other, despite the welter of naysayers, was Professor Creamer himself.

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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by Sabo » Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:18 am

DaveInSeattle wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:56 am
Super obscure, but quite a story:

Marvin Creamer, a Mariner Who Sailed Like the Ancients, Dies at 104
His expertise helped him become a history-making mariner, the first recorded person to sail round the world without navigational instruments. His 30,000-mile odyssey, in a 36-foot cutter with a small crew, made headlines worldwide on its completion in 1984.

“I was considered to be crazy or stupid or just out of it,” Professor Creamer said in a 2015 interview with Rowan University. “When I took off there were two people who believed I would come back.”

One was his wife Blanche. The other, despite the welter of naysayers, was Professor Creamer himself.
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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by Nonlinear FC » Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:50 pm

So... The crew all thought they were gonna die?
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Post by DaveInSeattle » Tue Aug 18, 2020 4:10 pm

Nonlinear FC wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:50 pm
So... The crew all thought they were gonna die?
I don't think I'd go out on a lake in that boat...let alone around the world with no navigation instruments.

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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by sancarlos » Tue Aug 18, 2020 5:03 pm

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Dale Hawerchuk, and way too young.
Wow, he's a few year's younger than me.

Hawerchuk was a really good NHL player. Didn't get a lot of publicity up there in the 'Peg.
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Post by MaxWebster » Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:20 am

yeah - damn. 57! i would be comfortable calling him an all-time great.

That division was hell in the 80s with Edmonton and Calgary pretty much being 2 of the top 3 teams every single season, and the Jets with essentially zero way through the playoffs so he didn't get as much hype as he likely deserved since the Jets never played for long in the spring, if at all. As for Dale, he had the misfortune of being in the league when you had the two best centers to ever play the game in their prime as well. Hawerchuk in any other decade is in everyone's automatic inner-circle pantheon.

As for him as a person, here's a really lovely story:

https://www.reddit.com/r/hockey/comment ... huk_story/

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Post by The Sybian » Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:04 am

I remember Hawerchuk more as a Sabre than a Jet. Looking at his career stats, I was shocked at his goal and point totals with the Jets. Damn impressive.
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Post by A_B » Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:05 am

That's a name even I remember. Was he good in NHL 95?
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Post by Pruitt » Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:24 am

The greatest line in hockey history - Gretzky, Lemieux and Hawerchuk in the 1987 Canada Cup.

57? Fuck.
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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by Nonlinear FC » Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:43 am

The Sybian wrote:
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I remember Hawerchuk more as a Sabre than a Jet. Looking at his career stats, I was shocked at his goal and point totals with the Jets. Damn impressive.
My exact reaction. I didn't really become a true NHL fan until the late 80s and then it took off when solid video games started spreading my knowledge of players around the league.

One of my all time favorite teams was the Sabres from the early 90s. They didn't have the deepest team, but with Mogilny, LaFontaine, Hawerchuk and Andrewchuk... Their top 2 lines were wicked. Plus, they had Grant Furh and Hasek in net.
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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by MaxWebster » Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:13 am

yeah i had super nintendo and the NHL93 Sabres were just filthy.

so essentially the answer to Buffalo fans is that we should really just move everything over to eSports and we'll finally get that elusive title. I'm down.

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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by The Sybian » Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:14 am

Nonlinear FC wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:43 am
The Sybian wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:04 am
I remember Hawerchuk more as a Sabre than a Jet. Looking at his career stats, I was shocked at his goal and point totals with the Jets. Damn impressive.
My exact reaction. I didn't really become a true NHL fan until the late 80s and then it took off when solid video games started spreading my knowledge of players around the league.

One of my all time favorite teams was the Sabres from the early 90s. They didn't have the deepest team, but with Mogilny, LaFontaine, Hawerchuk and Andrewchuk... Their top 2 lines were wicked. Plus, they had Grant Furh and Hasek in net.
LaFontaine was my all-time favorite player in any sport. The day the Islanders traded him crushed my world. Didn't help that they also trade Brent Sutter on the same damned day.

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Post by wlu_lax6 » Wed Aug 19, 2020 3:15 pm

The Sybian wrote:
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Best live hockey experience was sitting the second row, directly behind Hasek's net for two periods. Dude was so unorthodox in his technique, it was amazing sitting right behind him.
He was great but got bonus appreciation for being different in technique and helmet choice.

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Post by govmentchedda » Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:11 pm

Fuck, Justin Townes Earle died. Steve's son. Great songwriter in his own right. He was supposed to play Tampa, but got COVID cancelled. I kept seeing alerts from Bands in Town that it had been rescheduled. Hadn't listened to him in a while, but he had some great songs, including a fantastic cover of Can't Hardly Wait by the Mats.
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Post by DaveInSeattle » Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:12 pm

govmentchedda wrote:
Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:11 pm
Fuck, Justin Townes Earle died. Steve's son. Great songwriter in his own right. He was supposed to play Tampa, but got COVID cancelled. I kept seeing alerts from Bands in Town that it had been rescheduled. Hadn't listened to him in a while, but he had some great songs, including a fantastic cover of Can't Hardly Wait by the Mats.
Damn...too young....

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Post by sancarlos » Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:19 pm

Very sad news. The media focuses on his more famous father, the great Steve Earle. But, JTE was very good in his own right.
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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by Johnnie » Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:45 pm

Maybe not so obscure.

Chadwick Boseman. Black Panther. He had cancer for the last 4 years. 43 years old. Holy fucking hell.

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Post by A_B » Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:50 pm

Not obscure. Played some great roles. I didn’t know he was sick.
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Post by A_B » Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:52 pm

The wife just accidentally called you. “Accidentally”. Sorry

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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by tennbengal » Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:05 pm

Um. He gets his own fucking thread.

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Post by TT2.0 » Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:19 am

Chadwick fucking Bozeman gets put in this thread and yall wonder why I feel like I'm not getting my own
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Post by Johnnie » Sat Aug 29, 2020 2:03 pm

Fuck then. My bad.

I just didn't want to start another thread.
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Post by bfj » Sat Aug 29, 2020 2:22 pm

Johnnie wrote:
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Fuck then. My bad.

I just didn't want to start another thread.
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Post by wlu_lax6 » Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:39 pm

He won't be able to "like to move it" anymore
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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by Giff » Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:46 pm

Hard disagree.
Muh.

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Post by A_B » Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:15 am

Baloney wrote:
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Avenger and Bond girl Diana Rigg

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-27986272
And the masterful Lady Tyrell in GOT
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Post by sancarlos » Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:37 am

She was considered pretty hot stuff back in her Avengers days. One of the first women to sport leather pants. A bit before my time, but I have a couple older friends who nearly salivated at the memory.
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sancarlos wrote:
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She was considered pretty hot stuff back in her Avengers days. One of the first women to sport leather pants. A bit before my time, but I have a couple older friends who nearly salivated at the memory.
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She was on TV, so no.
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Post by Shirley » Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:51 am

God damn was she great as Lady Olenna.

Totally Kafkaesque

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