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Sweet Papa Crimbo

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  1. He's 76 years old. He's 76 years old and still making records of new material. He's 76 years old, still making records, and plays concerts that are often over 2 hours long. He's 76 years old, still making records, plays concerts that are often over 2 hours long, and he collaborates with Kanye. He's 76 years old, still making records, plays concerts that are often over 2 hours long, collaborates with Kanye, he makes records with Youth, composes classical music, records standards (as a side job...not as his main job), and he is cooler than any other fucking 76 years old on the face of the planet
  2. I learned some pretty important life lessons last week (although I should be well past any surprises): Fat clumsy oaf in a slippery shower will always lose to gravity The emergency room in a small town is MUCH more sedate than that of a large metropolitan area (i.e., no gunshot victims, no drug overdoses). When they refer to putting in Staples...they really mean STAPLES. Damn thing looked like something from Home Depot. The staples hurt more than the wound. 4.5 centimeters = c. 2 inchesMy poor noggin can't take too much more...orbital floor blow out fracture in October...Six Staples in April.
  3. Looks like the Rangers are headed for a 100 loss year.
  4. Watching the free agent bloodletting this Winter, I forsee labor unrest at the end of the next CBA. There's no real solution that will work, but the players are getting pissed off. I hope MLB doesn't fall into the feared model at the advent of free agency where the big market teams buy up all the talent and the small market teams suffer... (Although we kind of have that now to a certain ectent)
  5. I'm really thinking I have seen my last show...too bad it was that clusterfuck of U2 in the Cowboys stadium.
  6. I've always been a Wilco partisan in the great Uncle Tupelo schism war. I know it's okay to be fans of both, and I am a fan of Son Volt, but Jeff is my guy. My Male progeny (who moved into his first grownup, working man apartment) procured tickets a couple of weeks ago for what he called a "Red Dirt Country" show at the Verizon Center in Grand Prairie. I was asking him who was on the bill. Turnpike Troubadors (a Texas Country Band), Slobberbone (a Denton Texas old school alt-country band) AND... Wait for it... Opening band... Son Volt. He got to see a really good show. But I c
  7. so...I havent been around these parts for quite a while. Missed all the election bloodletting...the excitement over Shmilco...the solo record...the tour. Gather round, gather round...time for tales from the edge. My son bought us two tickets to see Wilco in Irving in October. Wilco is our thing. We've seen three shows together in Dallas. It was going to be a good night. He and I were going to take off work and really blow it out. The day before the show (which was a Monday), I came down with a nasty sinus thingie/allergy attack/cold. Took off work early, went home and took some over t
  8. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/64/Bob_Dylan_-_The_Bootleg_Series,_Volume_5.jpg
  9. THIS is why print media is dying.
  10. My kids are passionate and listen to other voices. Get outside your echo chamber and try to understand what's going on.
  11. Nothin' to lose...(one of the five best songs about 'knocking at the back door')
  12. Marah --- Angels on a Passing Train Tom Waits --- Downtown Train The Who --- 5:15 Gordon Lightfoot --- Canadian Railroad Trilogy Gladys Knight and the Pips --- Midnight Train to Georgia Jimi Hendrix --- Hear my train a'coming The Monkees --- Last Train to Clarksville
  13. No landslide Bush/Cheney 50,456,002 Gore/Lieberman 50,998,897 Nader/whoever it was he was running with 2,882,955 The popular vote is almost, though not quite irrelevant. You win the majority of votes in key states, you win. If you win by a landslide in New York and California, but lose a close vote in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Illinois...well..it's obvious. 2000 wasn't the first time it happened and may not be the last.
  14. Great record...but I do have one philosophical issue. It is too topical to have any lasting relevance. Very topical records don't seem to have a long shelf life (outside of Neil Young's OHIO). The political songs on TDS, ABAAC and even SRO have a timelessness that make them more 'timeless'. I think Patterson and Cooley hit it out of the park musically with what may be their strongest record, but I'm not sure I will play in three years from now. It is a record that needed to be made, but will it be relevant later?
  15. SPOILERS... I agree with the LoTR memories. I discovered them when I was in the 10 to 12 year old range. They burned themselves into my psyche to the point that everything I read has to meet a high bar. I've said it before in other forums, but there are certain works that defy simple criticism: Lord of the Rings, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, the Godfather. There is a distinct demarkation of before you experience them and after...and afterwards nothing is ever the same
  16. Anybody else remember the great "Jeff Tweedy: Plagiarist" troll right after SKY BLUE SKY came out? According to the genius troll, Jeff had plagiarized entire poems from an obscure 1920's era poet. He cited examples; named books...it was the greatest troll ever. And it was also enlightening how many board members believed it. Jeff actually made a rare appearance to comment on it. Man...I miss those days
  17. It's march 7th, and I'm already tired of the bandwagon Cubs fans. This combined with the general obnoxiousness of Mets fans will make for a long season.
  18. Once again you underestimate the Rangers. The team that won the west (winning 88 games) will have Cole Hamels for an entire season; a healthy Derek Holland; Yu Darvish in May; a healthy Colby Lewis; a healthy Adrian Beltre; a mature Odor; Ian Desmond's bat in the lineup (don't tell me he's a crappy fielder...ever seen Schwarber?); a vastly improved bullpen. I seriously doubt Choo will get off to such a horrible start to the season again.
  19. Charisma is more important than perceived intelligence for electability...Bush and Obama both proved that.
  20. Wow...even if you hated him, this is excessively dark Good God...I thought I was the only one. RHWoBH is crack.
  21. Hot sports opinion here...either the Cubs or the Mets (or maybe both) will flame out spectacularly this summer.
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