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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby PKMKII on Wed May 09, 2012 5:38 pm

Huh, I always thought Vidal Sassoon was some made-up name, or a reference to some hairstyling technique or concept.
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Wed May 09, 2012 9:21 pm

PKMKII wrote:Huh, I always thought Vidal Sassoon was some made-up name, or a reference to some hairstyling technique or concept.

Philistine.
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby Roy Hunter on Sun May 13, 2012 6:46 am

Donald "Duck" Dunn, bassist with Booker T & the MGs, Sam & Dave, The Blues Brothers, Muddy Waters, almost everyone who recorded on Stax...

Green Onions.
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby PKMKII on Thu May 17, 2012 12:00 pm

"How is it that hardly any major religion has looked at science and concluded, 'This is better than we thought! The Universe is much bigger than our prophets said, grander, more subtle, more elegant. God must be even greater than we dreamed'? Instead they say, 'No, no, no! My god is a little god, and I want him to stay that way.'" - Carl Sagan

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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby Roy Hunter on Thu May 17, 2012 5:56 pm

As someone who spent more time than is good for anyone hanging around recording studios, this makes me sad.

Donna Summer and Barbra Streisand once recorded a duet called 'No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)'. Streisand is notorious for doing (literally) thirty or forty vocal takes. Donna Summer would listen to them recording the backing track, sing the vocal once, then bugger off for champagne and sushi.

It's bad enough when the producer wants five takes and the singer only wants to do three, what the hell happens when you have two Mega-Divas in the room, and one wants to do one take and the other wants to do thirty? I would have liked to be a studio monkey at that one...
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby black bart on Sun May 20, 2012 11:07 am

I remember disco...Fortunately there are no photos.
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby daftbeaker on Sun May 20, 2012 12:01 pm

A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything - Friedrich Nietzsche

But why is the rum gone?!
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby PKMKII on Sun May 20, 2012 1:35 pm

daftbeaker wrote:Abdelbaset al-Megrahi.


Good riddance.
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby black bart on Mon May 21, 2012 7:59 am

Robin Gibb. :cry:

They were a great band The Beegees.
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby PKMKII on Mon May 21, 2012 5:31 pm

black bart wrote:Robin Gibb. :cry:

They were a great band The Beegees.


I guess you could say he's no longer, stayin' alive.

Too soon?
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby Roland Deschain on Tue May 22, 2012 4:27 pm

What a sad past few weeks for the world of music, what with the loss of some great people. They will be sadly missed, but their work will live on in their many recordings. Dead musicians, we salute you. :drinking:
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The London Olympics apparently didn't hear who died.

Postby Roy Hunter on Tue May 22, 2012 6:22 pm

Keith Moon, drummer with The Who. 32. Drug overdose. In 1978.
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Re: The London Olympics apparently didn't hear who died.

Postby PKMKII on Tue May 22, 2012 10:18 pm

Roy Hunter wrote:Keith Moon, drummer with The Who. 32. Drug overdose. In 1978.


So, uh, who's gonna tell the Olympics organizers that John Lennon got shot?
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Re: The London Olympics apparently didn't hear who died.

Postby Roland Deschain on Wed May 23, 2012 3:10 am

PKMKII wrote:
Roy Hunter wrote:Keith Moon, drummer with The Who. 32. Drug overdose. In 1978.


So, uh, who's gonna tell the Olympics organizers that John Lennon got shot?

I can't imagine having to do that.
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby Roy Hunter on Wed May 23, 2012 3:30 am

Roland Deschain wrote:I can't imagine having to do that.
That is such a terrible pun. Honestly, how do you sleep?
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