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Old 12-14-21, 02:03 PM
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When I was in my early teens I knew all the lyrics to all the Dylan songs I heard. Still remember a lot of them.
Certainly you've heard of The Byrds? They did lots of Dylan songs.
The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man (Audio) - YouTube
Yup, that's the sole Byrds song I have. Don't get me wrong, I have a lot of 60s era singles that I love - Jefferson Airplane, Buffalo Springfield. Cowsills, Barry McGuire, etc. But they're all singles, no interest in their albums. As well, much of the stuff guys share around here, or that my wife knows, I never heard of. But I've got a bunch of stuff she's never heard of either. It's all a matter of what world you grew up in.
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Speaking of Bob Dylan ... first three 'albums' I bought for myself in the very early '60s. Still have the Dylan and Brubeck ones; rather the worse for wear, but playable. With the Beatles got lost somewhere along the way.
The first album I ever bought at a record store was Electric Ladyland. Hard to find any of Jimi's music on line.
Jimi Hendrix - 1983Ö (A Merman I Should Turn To Be) on Vimeo
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Post one.
Ouch.
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I feel confident in saying that a 1955 map of MEA's routes will have zero affect on where I ride my bike.
That one is interesting because of its artistic qualities.
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That one is interesting because of its artistic qualities.
Subjective, again. I find it to be a fairly mediocre example of typical mid-century marketing graphic design.
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Old 12-14-21, 02:17 PM
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Well whaddya know, I'm in the home stretch approaching 30k.
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Good news, gnome

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Yup, that's the sole Byrds song I have. Don't get me wrong, I have a lot of 60s era singles that I love - Jefferson Airplane, Buffalo Springfield. Cowsills, Barry McGuire, etc. But they're all singles, no interest in their albums. As well, much of the stuff guys share around here, or that my wife knows, I never heard of. But I've got a bunch of stuff she's never heard of either. It's all a matter of what world you grew up in.
Yes. I listened to mostly rock of the era (Jimi Hendrix, Cream, Traffic, etc) but a guy I met in high school taught me about jazz. So much of it to love and I still want to thank him for that.
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
Yes. I listened to mostly rock of the era (Jimi Hendrix, Cream, Traffic, etc) but a guy I met in high school taught me about jazz. So much of it to love and I still want to thank him for that.
Parallel! Grew up to/came of age with rock, especially British, but childhood/schooldays friend's old man was a big-time jazz fan -- all kinds/eras. Had a very comprehensive record collection. Hence the early Brubeck purchase on my part. And you are right -- there is so much of it to love. I have a particular love for BeBop and derivatives (Parker; Gordon; Pepper etc.) but can appreciate almost anything as long as there's a core melody/theme somewhere in the composition. The 'experimental' stuff not so much.
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Yup, the Trane can play this or Sentimental Mood any day for me.

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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
Yup, the Trane can play this or Sentimental Mood any day for me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMCHDC2Lurk
Got that one on vinyl and CD.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Definitely.

BTW...Did you know that the show was made for adults?
Yes. Do you recall the episode "Coward??" I use the line "nice and slow" whenever people on my rides are pushing the pace.

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
One would think cyclists are interested in geography.

That's topography.
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Iíve been noticing that my garmin has a speed discrepancy whenever there are trees in the equation. Today I was tracking along the cap trail at 19 mph when I came upon some trees. My speed immediately dropped to 14-16 mph. My wattage, and cadence stayed the same and I didnít shift gears. The trees are disrupting the unit from tracking speed.

My question, if itís disrupting speed can be disrupting distance?

Not a huge deal, but It was all I could think about while I was pedaling this morning.
GPS can be subject to all sorts of disruptions. Get a sensor if you want accurate.

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Just talked to a paralegal at the firm handling a riding buddy's case against a motorist whose actions injured him and which I witnessed. Bad stuff and I hope he succeeds.
Turn the lawyers lose!

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Luckily I am not anal retentive.
Nobody would judge you.

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Post one.
Gauntlet thrown.



Just got done with the trial. 150 billable hours in two weeks is kicking my ass. At least now I can twist off for a bit.
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Why I'll stick with plastic trees: Family receives early Christmas surprise after discovering venomous snake in tree (msn.com)
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Tiny ceramic tree.

Pictured here with non-ceramic dog.
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Most people canít tell the difference anyway if you have a good fake plastic tree.


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Tiny ceramic tree.

Pictured here with non-ceramic dog.
That dog is not amused.
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Tiny ceramic tree.

Pictured here with non-ceramic dog.
When is shedding season for Ms Benson? Do you have to hire someone to help keep up with it?
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Most people canít tell the difference anyway if you have a good fake plastic tree.

https://youtu.be/n5h0qHwNrHk
Agree. From 3' you can't tell ours is plastic. Except for the lack of pine/fir sent.
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When is shedding season for Ms Benson? Do you have to hire someone to help keep up with it?
Sheepdogs don't shed.

She has regular sessions with a professional groomer.
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Subjective, again. I find it to be a fairly mediocre example of typical mid-century marketing graphic design.
I thought it was clever.
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Sheepdogs don't shed.

She has regular sessions with a professional groomer.
Meanwhile, I don't understand why my GSD and Beagle-boy aren't bald, considering how much dog hair collects in the corners of my house.
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Today was our annual Holiday Lunch. We held it onsite, rather than going out as we did pre-COVID. We got Indian food. And somebody brought 3 different cakes. I swear, they're trying to kill me.
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I thought it was clever.
Cool. You are definitely welcome to your opinion.
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