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Stream of Consciousness / Re: Local (and other) radio news
« on: February 15, 2018, 02:03:09 PM »

So I've been playing my new game, "60s watch,"

I'll have to start that with the River. 

Since I moved up to Santa Rosa, I mostly listen to The River (KVRV, I guess KRVR was taken), when I'm in the car.  Pretty standard classic rock, though a lot less bone-headed than the Bone.  They use some syndicated shows, Alice Cooper is the evening show.  On Sundays they "let the Lobster loose" for Lobster Brunch, which is a pretty good show most of the time, and good to hear a local dj from the way-back machine.  On Sunday night, they have a 2 hour show from the "Deep End" of the River, which is also syndicated, and usually pretty good.

There's also the Wolf (KWVF), more of an oldies station that also leaks into the 70's.  Listening to that, it would be fun to see how far into the 70's (or maybe even 80's) they go.  Their evening show features ... Wolfman Jack!

In Memoriam, Happy Birthday / Re: RIP Ursula K. Le Guin, 88
« on: January 30, 2018, 10:12:32 AM »

Ursula K. Le Guin, the immensely popular author who brought literary depth and a tough-minded feminist
sensibility to science fiction and fantasy with books like "The Left Hand of Darkness" and the Earthsea
series, died on Monday at her home in Portland, Oregon.  She was 88.

That's sad to hear.  I read all her stuff way back when.  RIP

The New 10@10 / Re: 13 Dec 2017: it's... What's The Connection?
« on: December 15, 2017, 02:19:03 PM »
Looking at the list... I'm baffled.


In Memoriam, Happy Birthday / RIP, Jim Nabors, aka Gomer Pyle, 87
« on: November 30, 2017, 06:19:45 PM »
Notable in that I often brought him up when discussions of "what celebrity do you look like" came up.  Him or Fred Gwynn.

Anyway, another piece of my childhood gone.  RIP, Gomer.  Say "Hey" to Goober.

Stream of Consciousness / Re: The Concert Thread
« on: November 19, 2017, 03:08:52 PM »
Went to see Tedeschi Trucks Band last night at the Fox.  The highlight for me was the cover of Neil Young's "Alabama".  Inspired.  It was followed by "I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free" where the backup singers got their moments in the spotlight.  Combined, it was both transcendent and heartbreaking.  And thoroughly topical.

Speaking of Heartbreakers, they also covered "You Don't Know How It Feels" in a mini tribute to Tom Petty. Wasn't a highlight, exactly, but a heartfelt tribute.

Susan Tedeschi is improving as a guitarist, and brought the house down when, after a competent and extended solo, she continued with the guitar behind the head trick.  Jimi Hendrix she ain't, but it was a fun moment.

Excellent show, Derek was awesome, there were flute solos, trumpet solos, organ solos, etc. etc. And Susan was in fine voice.

In Memoriam, Happy Birthday / Re: Tom Petty, 66 RIP
« on: October 10, 2017, 01:22:23 PM »
I was gone fishing last week, of the grid, and I just saw that Tom was gone.  Sad day for me - I was a fan.  RIP.

I don't know if I mentioned it before, but I moved up to Santa Rosa in February. 

So far I'm okay, except for the smoke and unhappy dogs because I won't let them out into the smoke.  My heart goes out to those in neighboring areas.  Let's all hope the wind stays down and the firefighters can get some containment.

The New 10@10 / Re: 12 September 2017: it's... Top 10 Tuesday (1976)
« on: September 20, 2017, 09:20:58 AM »
The whole set screams "Let's dial in 1976 and put absolutely no effort into it". And I like most of the songs, but sheesh... if Renee had put this set together the Snipes would've gone nuclear.

Well, sure, it's Top Ten Tuesday, he found a list of songs that were in the top ten on this day and played them.  It's what Top Ten Tuesdays are all about, a document of a moment in time, not a creative effort.

It is unfortunate that A Fifth of Beethoven appeared in both the 70's instrumental set and this one (or either one, but that's a matter of taste).  But the Instrumental set came before this one, and he may not have thought that far ahead to know that it was going to show up in the top 10 for this day.

The New 10@10 / Re: 24 July 2017: it's... 1974
« on: July 24, 2017, 02:10:26 PM »

Eric Clapton’s cover of a Bob Marley classic

No, really?  (rolls eyes)  And "Sweet Home Ala-bummer" TOO??  Good gawd.

Oh, and the setlist ID's "Sweet Jane" as being the Velvet Underground. Sheesh.

The set was did not warrant a listen, imo, so I was wondering if we were to hear the original "Sweet Jane" in the wrong year, or if it was the Lou Reed, Rock and Roll Animal version in the right year.  I assumed the latter.  But I wasn't going to sit through "The Loco-Motion" or "Hooked on a Feeling" to find out.  At least the second half of the set is somewhat listenable, if not very necessary.

Kind of old news (The Bone has been playing it up for a while), but I thought he deserved a mention.  He always did a fine job.

The New 10@10 / Re: 5 June 2017: it's... 1976
« on: June 05, 2017, 04:25:08 PM »
You can't argue that it's not a pretty solid representation of 1976...

The Queen track is interesting, maybe even good (Brian May has some tasty spots), in what must have been their attempt to repeat the success of Bohemian Rhapsody.  In any event, it's the only thing in the set approaching a rarity.

Still, personally, every now and again I don't mind Peter Frampton showing me the way, or having BOC remind us not to fear the Reaper.  But that's just me.

BOS, BOC, mainly because I'm seeing them this Friday night in Santa Rosa...

In Memoriam, Happy Birthday / Re: RIP Gregg Allman
« on: May 30, 2017, 09:06:36 AM »

Pretty big loss.  Historic talent.

Agreed, it's a tough one.  I was hoping for another ABB show one day.  RIP.

In Memoriam, Happy Birthday / RIP Moore, Roger Moore, 89
« on: May 23, 2017, 08:55:31 AM »
Or, Sir Roger Moore, if you prefer.

Nobody did it better.  Well, one guy.  But Roger was a Saint, too.


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