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#2161 mdrunning

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Posted 03 September 2023 - 08:30 PM

Was never a parrothead myself, but for some, I guess Jimmy Buffett's passing ranks right up there with the day Elvis died.



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Posted 03 September 2023 - 08:56 PM

Was never a parrothead myself, but for some, I guess Jimmy Buffett's passing ranks right up there with the day Elvis died.

 

IMO He was more of a humanist, a la Jerry Garcia, Warren Zevon, et al. 

 

Parrotheads love to pretend they're like Deadheads, but with jobs, but the reality of the situation is they were both large groups of fans who enjoyed the escapist sensation of unity amongst the other 'heads'. 


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Posted 03 September 2023 - 11:20 PM

IMO He was more of a humanist, a la Jerry Garcia, Warren Zevon, et al. 

 

Parrotheads love to pretend they're like Deadheads, but with jobs, but the reality of the situation is they were both large groups of fans who enjoyed the escapist sensation of unity amongst the other 'heads'. 

That's funny right there, I don't care who you are.



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Posted 04 September 2023 - 08:23 AM

Jimmy Buffett,76.

My wife is in Mourning.  I think she went to 11 of his concerts.


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Posted 04 September 2023 - 12:03 PM

Steve Harwell, lead singer for Smash Mouth, 56.



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Posted 04 September 2023 - 05:21 PM

Gary Wright, lead singer of Spooky Tooth and the artist who released the classic LP that was about 10 years ahead of its time, "The Dreamweaver," passed away earlier today. he was 80. 

 

Anecdotally, he played on a whole host of George Harrison's LPs back in the 70s, including keyboards, piano, electric piano and organ on his seminal "All Things Must Pass" album. He shared keyboard / piano duties with none other than Bobby Whitlock on that LP (triple album). 

 

RIP, Dreamweaver. I hope you reach that astral plane. 


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Posted 04 September 2023 - 05:58 PM

Gary Wright, lead singer of Spooky Tooth and the artist who released the classic LP that was about 10 years ahead of its time, "The Dreamweaver," passed away earlier today. he was 80. 

 

Anecdotally, he played on a whole host of George Harrison's LPs back in the 70s, including keyboards, piano, electric piano and organ on his seminal "All Things Must Pass" album. He shared keyboard / piano duties with none other than Bobby Whitlock on that LP (triple album). 

 

RIP, Dreamweaver. I hope you reach that astral plane. 

Love is Alive is one of my all-time favorites.


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Posted 05 September 2023 - 07:15 AM

Love is Alive is one of my all-time favorites.


That is a great tune.

I can remember watching people try dance to that song at a CYO dance in the 70's.

RIP
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#2169 Mike B

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Posted 05 September 2023 - 09:46 AM

It has been a rough week in the music industry.  RIP all.


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Posted 05 September 2023 - 01:15 PM

I’m sure Jimmy Buffet had a number a songs I don’t even know that are beloved. But Margaritaville is like nails on a chalk board to me, having lived on a Florida beach for four years, and drunk boomers and snow birds belting that chorus out at every bar, every night.

On a side note, my father in law is a big fan. My wife and him went to the Cardinals game the other night for Jimmy Buffet night. Cover band pre game, Jimmy Buffet Cards shirt giveaway. Jimmy passed away later that night. Strange.
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Posted 05 September 2023 - 03:06 PM

He’s got some catchy tunes. Was he some virtuoso? No. But he found his niche and ran with it.

Most importantly, he made people happy.

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Posted 05 September 2023 - 03:26 PM

I like Volcano.  My science teacher played it for us in 6th grade and I think its been in my head ever since.



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Posted 05 September 2023 - 08:57 PM

I wasn't a parrothead by any means but I liked his music. He Went to Paris is fantastic. As is Changes in Latitudes,Changes in Attitudes. And many others.

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Posted 26 September 2023 - 02:02 PM

Actor David McCallum 90.
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Posted 26 September 2023 - 03:42 PM

Two in my local orbit.  Both well known in local business development circles. 
One a believed suicide, and the other a murder. 
Both horrible and sad. 
(I was business friendly with one, and an acquaintance at best with the other.... it's not my personal / direct loss. Just senseless.)



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Posted 26 September 2023 - 04:59 PM

A very sad day, Brooks Robinson 86 years old.  RIP Brooksie!

A truly nice man, and a great player.


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Posted 26 September 2023 - 05:06 PM

RIP Brooks.
This one really cuts deep.
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Posted 26 September 2023 - 05:06 PM

Two in my local orbit. Both well known in local business development circles.
One a believed suicide, and the other a murder.
Both horrible and sad.
(I was business friendly with one, and an acquaintance at best with the other.... it's not my personal / direct loss. Just senseless.)


My condolences.

Truly awful.
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#2179 Mike B

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Posted 27 September 2023 - 01:19 PM

Two in my local orbit.  Both well known in local business development circles. 
One a believed suicide, and the other a murder. 
Both horrible and sad. 
(I was business friendly with one, and an acquaintance at best with the other.... it's not my personal / direct loss. Just senseless.)

Sorry to hear Chris, very sad.


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Posted 28 September 2023 - 07:40 AM

Michael Gambon, 82.






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