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Warren wrote:
27 Dec 2019, 19:22
lunchstealer wrote:
08 Dec 2019, 22:37
Warren wrote:
08 Dec 2019, 19:01
Hugh Akston wrote:
08 Dec 2019, 18:31
My sympathies to family, friends, and fans.

I don't count myself as any of them. Odo was the most wanting of a wanting cast. Quark however, made up for at least three other lackluster characters.
I think Odo would've been worse in a lot of other actors' hands. He never went for the gee whiz enunciate every word like a fourth grade teacher vibe that 90% of Trek actors went for in the Berman years.
No? Compare/Contrast
Quark was undeniably the best character on the show. But almost as undeniably, Auberjonois was better than Lofton, Farrel, or Visitor.
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lunchstealer wrote:
28 Dec 2019, 18:22
Warren wrote:
27 Dec 2019, 19:22
lunchstealer wrote:
08 Dec 2019, 22:37
Warren wrote:
08 Dec 2019, 19:01
Hugh Akston wrote:
08 Dec 2019, 18:31
My sympathies to family, friends, and fans.

I don't count myself as any of them. Odo was the most wanting of a wanting cast. Quark however, made up for at least three other lackluster characters.
I think Odo would've been worse in a lot of other actors' hands. He never went for the gee whiz enunciate every word like a fourth grade teacher vibe that 90% of Trek actors went for in the Berman years.
No? Compare/Contrast
Quark was undeniably the best character on the show. But almost as undeniably, Auberjonois was better than Lofton, Farrel, or Visitor.
Undeniable is a strong claim, almost always too strong for the claim being made.
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Hugh Akston wrote:
28 Dec 2019, 18:56
lunchstealer wrote:
28 Dec 2019, 18:22
Warren wrote:
27 Dec 2019, 19:22
lunchstealer wrote:
08 Dec 2019, 22:37
Warren wrote:
08 Dec 2019, 19:01
Hugh Akston wrote:
08 Dec 2019, 18:31
My sympathies to family, friends, and fans.

I don't count myself as any of them. Odo was the most wanting of a wanting cast. Quark however, made up for at least three other lackluster characters.
I think Odo would've been worse in a lot of other actors' hands. He never went for the gee whiz enunciate every word like a fourth grade teacher vibe that 90% of Trek actors went for in the Berman years.
No? Compare/Contrast
Quark was undeniably the best character on the show. But almost as undeniably, Auberjonois was better than Lofton, Farrel, or Visitor.
Undeniable is a strong claim, almost always too strong for the claim being made.
*cocks head quizzically*

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Imus's fans in the mourning.

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You need to crosspost that to tasteless comments
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Syd Mead. You've seen his work even if you don't recognize the name.
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Buck Henry, 89.

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Fuck cancer.
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Now I'll never hear Wye Wye Zed played live.
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Fuck cancer.
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lunchstealer wrote:
10 Jan 2020, 16:25
Well fuck.

Neil Peart, 67.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/n ... -1.5422806
Saw that. Had to go to my bunk (at work) to not be seen crying. There's a long, boring thing to be written about what Peart's playing, lyrics, and books meant to me. It's one I don't feel up to writing right now, but I'll say this: Henry Rollins' stuff probably saved my life a time or two. But Peart's music and lyrics convinced me that life could not only be endured, but could be worthwhile. He's the only player I know whose drum figures alone renew hope and optimism for me. (The double bass roll into the chorus of "We Hold On" and the 8th into 16th snare hits part in "Analog Kid" are good examples). He's a celebrity I've never met*, and it's silly to be this down about it. But at some point in the next day or two, it'll be time to put on headphones, blast Rush, and sob for a while.

*I've always wondered if I walked past him at one point. I pulled into a gas station near Whiteman Air Force Base one day, and noted the red BMW GS parked in front of the store. I've read all of Peart's travel books, and the bike jumped out as being the model he rides. It was certainly outfitted for long distances-big saddle bags and the like. I amused myself by wondering if he was out on one of his road trips. As I walked inside to pay, the bike owner walked out. And he looked a LOT like Peart. I didn't say anything, of course. But the resemblance was close enought that I've always wondered.
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Warren wrote:
10 Jan 2020, 16:27
Now I'll never hear Wye Wye Zed played live.
It was fucking amazing.
Some years ago, I took my dad to see Rush. I'd gotten him into them several years before. When they started 2112, I leaned over and said something along the lines of "Watch this...you're about to have your mind blown." After the show, I asked what he thought of Peart's playing. His response was, "I've never seen anything like that. And I saw Buddy Rich."
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Edd Byrnes, 87.

Most famously known, if no longer remembered, from the late 50s/early 60s TV show 77 Sunset Strip as "Gerald Lloyd "Kookie" Kookson III, the rock and roll-loving, wisecracking, hair-combing hipster and aspiring PI who initially worked as the valet parking attendant at Dino's, the club next door to the detectives' office. "Kookie" often found a way to get himself involved in the firm's cases, and was eventually made a full partner in the firm with his own office."

In fact, Kookie (who one might say 'jumped the shark' when he morphed from parking attendant to partner in a lucrative detective agency) was the very model for Fonzie on Happy Days. Byrnes also had one hit record, "Kookie, Kookie (Lend Me Your Comb)," recorded with the now little remembered Connie Stevens. It was a "novelty" song that I was amused to read has been retroactively described as "rap-style."

Byrnes never had much of a career after that, though he did get minor parts in a number of movies and guest appearances on TV shows for decades after the show was cancelled. We rarely watched 77 Sunset Strip when it was first broadcast but I remember it in reruns. It spawned an nearly endless procession of "hip detective" shows which, though dramas, were lighter in tone than Peter Gunn.

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D.A. Ridgely wrote:
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It spawned an nearly endless procession of "hip detective" shows which, though dramas, were lighter in tone than Peter Gunn.
Anything prior to The Rockford Files?
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Also, despite not loving "Chemistry" or "Digital Man", Subdivisions is probably my favorite album, and this cover vid shows how even the kinda-easy-ish title track is... damn.
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lunchstealer wrote:
13 Jan 2020, 19:35
Also, despite not loving "Chemistry" or "Digital Man", Subdivisions is probably my favorite album, and this cover vid shows how even the kinda-easy-ish title track is... damn.
Can play like Neil, looks like Geddy.
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Christopher Tolkien, 95.
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Jasper wrote:
14 Jan 2020, 08:31
lunchstealer wrote:
13 Jan 2020, 19:35
Also, despite not loving "Chemistry" or "Digital Man", Subdivisions is probably my favorite album, and this cover vid shows how even the kinda-easy-ish title track is... damn.
Can play like Neil, looks like Geddy.
Subdivisions is one of the Rush songs that are fairly simple to fake on drums, but very, very hard to play the way Peart did. See also the intro to Far Cry, which sounds simple until you try to play along, or even just count the beat.
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Derek Fowlds, 82

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I am offended on Neil Peart's behalf. That blowhard halfwit rates higher*? Ptui.
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*Or I guess Rush fans have actual albums and cds to listen to and aren't searching youtube. But still, it's just the principle.
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I think I'm more offended that Tom Sawyer is the first Rush song on the list. Forty years of music, and that middling song is all most people know of the band.
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dead_elvis wrote:
18 Jan 2020, 01:07
I am offended on Neil Peart's behalf. That blowhard halfwit rates higher*? Ptui.

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*Or I guess Rush fans have actual albums and cds to listen to and aren't searching youtube. But still, it's just the principle.
I know nothing about current music trends and "Rush" as a band name is something I have only vaguely heard about, so Rush the Blowhard is someone I am more aware of.

It isn't a preference, it's simply a product of the noise level.
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Number 6 wrote:
18 Jan 2020, 07:20
I think I'm more offended that Tom Sawyer is the first Rush song on the list. Forty years of music, and that middling song is all most people know of the band.
I want to say Spirit of the Radio got more mainstream radio play (because irony has in fact always been dead), but I remember Tom Sawyer being a staple of 'freedom rock' -ish music compilation tv commericials. (Though I don't think Freedom Rock itself.)
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