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Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo yesterday. 95 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

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A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Plinius Sep 28. 8 Replies

I received a gift this morning from a virtual friend, Pamela Smith:A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :" One day an old wise teacher was walking through a village. A very angry and rude young man came up and began insulting him. "You have…Continue

Speak English? YOU FIRST! (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Donald R Barbera Sep 27. 5 Replies

Honestly, the title to this piece is badly under-representative of the content.  To be far more accurate, what we have here is Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, going on a rant.  Before you say it ... Say WHAAAA?  Betty Bowers ranting? …Continue

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10 Things About Patriotism (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Plinius Sep 26. 2 Replies

It seems as though lately, Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, is evolving into America's Best Patriot.  She has recently been taking some fairly well-aimed shots at a certain Orange Nightmare and his sycophantic hangers-on, regarding the…Continue

Tags: patriotism, Donald Trump, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

A Prayer for Our Nation (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 21. 2 Replies

I'm going to keep this one short and sweet.  Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, has seen what is going on with the current occupant of the Oval Office, and my impression is that she is not at all happy with it.  True to her citizenship,…Continue

Tags: prayer, Donald Trump, Oval Office, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Any Babymetal Fans Here?

Started by Bruce Carroll. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 12. 5 Replies

Any Babymetal fans here besides me? I have to ask because 1) I really like Babymetal and 2) Babymetal unknowingly played a role in my journey out of religion.For those who are unfamiliar with Babymetal, here is a link to one of their most popular…Continue

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Comment by Thomas Murray on August 9, 2017 at 1:40pm

   I can't remember but are many session musicians the cream of the top and often find some are multi-instrumentalist ? And I think Steely Dan were, at at time, studio players.

Comment by kathy: ky on August 9, 2017 at 1:11pm
Ian, I rarely think much of what the critics give high marks. I'm not sure what that says an me or them iffy anything.
To each his own?
Comment by Ian Mason on August 9, 2017 at 11:04am

I'd never heard of 'the wrecking crew' before, so thanks.

You're quite right, Carl although some go on to stardom. Richie Blackmore was a session man at Joe (the man who said 'no' to The Beatles) Meek's studio and Jimmy Page played on more hit songs at various studios than anyone else in the early 60s.

The Joe Meek story has been filmed. The critics didn't think much of the result but I enjoyed it.

Comment by kathy: ky on August 9, 2017 at 10:11am
Thanks for the correction Carl. I always reverse the two. And it's not worth the bother to look it up Everytime. It's just one of those things that I can't remember
: )
Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 9, 2017 at 9:44am

Some singers and instrumentalists spend their entire careers as "studio musicians" and never get the public recognition they're due.  These people are the unsung heroes of the music industry.  The reason they're prized for the job is because their musical capabilities are top-notch, they can record takes without much rehearsal, and they can pretty much play any genre of music that is required.  Studio time is expensive!  They can get the job done.  I've spent time in the recording studio.  It seems more time is spent on microphone placement, sound levels, and all the technical aspects than on actually recording the music.  When it's time to play, you want to get it done in as few takes as possible.  

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 9, 2017 at 7:00am

Never heard of The Wrecking Crew before. Thanks Bertold.  It seems music makers like that don't get near enough credit and recognition.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 9, 2017 at 6:57am

Have an enjoyable visit Kathy.

Comment by Randall Smith on August 9, 2017 at 6:32am

Both Wichita Lineman and By the Time I Get to Phoenix were favorite Glen Campbell songs of mine. When pressed, he could really play the guitar.

Enjoy the time with your grandson, Kathy.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 9, 2017 at 12:25am

Kathy, that should be a fun visit for you.  I didn't know your gson lived so far from you.  Yes, too bad he couldn't bring his husband.

Disneyland is in Anaheim, CA.  Disneyworld is in Orlando, FL.  Please know this.  It may be on the final exam.  

Comment by kathy: ky on August 9, 2017 at 12:11am
My favorite gson is coming in the weekend before the eclipse. He and his husband are living in CA now. Whichever town Disney World is in. He's coming in for his ten year reunion but I don't understand which one. He went to the Gatten Academy which is for advanced students when he was 16. So he finished his last two years of high school while starting his first two years of college simultaneously. So I'm puzzled by just which reunion it would be considered.
I suppose he will have a lot of reunions in his future: )
He'll be here to spend a night or two with us and that's wonderful. I'm just sorry his husband couldn't make it too.

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