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 on: Yesterday at 05:01:57 PM 
Started by In My Life - Last post by In My Life
Why you couldn’t get McCartney tickets and who you should be blaming

 on: Yesterday at 04:26:16 PM 
Started by Klang - Last post by Normandie
Just had a lovely chat with the lovely Melanie. A wonderful talent and a beautiful person.

We talked about her appearance at Woodstock and she mentioned that a recent study of the origins of various behaviors at concerts revealed that the lighting of candles and lighters, etc., can be traced back to her performance there. It was a rainy night and Wavy Gravy and his tribe passed out thousands of candles to the crowd, which were summarily lit, leading to the inspiration for this song.

I think it's so great that you get to talk with people such as this, Jim; I'm envious. I was telling my daughters about how we'd hold lighters up at concerts. Nowadays apparently the audience holds up cell phones. That doesn't seem to have the same cachet.  :-\

Thanks for sharing that anecdote.

 on: Yesterday at 12:55:00 PM 
Started by Dmitry - Last post by Normandie

That's an interesting article, Dmitry; I skimmed it and will go back and read it more slowly later today. Kelley is right; it's the same here in the States: The news media, especially the broadcast and online outlets, tend to focus on the most sensationalistic aspect of a story. It's almost impossible to decipher what the "real" news is. In my opinion, print media outlets do a much better job. I never watch broadcast news, mostly because they are basically forced, by time limits, to make their clips as attention-grabbing as possible. Print newspapers have more time to provide a more in-depth analysis, in my opinion.

 on: Yesterday at 12:45:53 PM 
Started by In My Life - Last post by Normandie

Interesting, Kelley; thanks for sharing. There have been a spate of Titanic specials on the History Channel of late, and I didn't realize why until today: The wreck was found 30 years ago this month (the 3rd, I believe).

 on: Yesterday at 09:51:28 AM 
Started by Bobber - Last post by Dmitry
Chaos in Ukraine

A Ukrainian national guardsman was killed and nearly 90 others wounded by grenades hurled from a crowd of nationalist protesters on Monday as they were guarding parliament where lawmakers backed giving more autonomy to rebel-held areas.

The violence, which the government blamed on the main nationalist party, and division in the pro-Western camp in parliament suggested President Petro Poroshenko will struggle to push through key parts of a faltering peace agreement reached in February for eastern Ukraine.

Read further http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/08/31/us-ukraine-crisis-status-idUSKCN0R00YV20150831

 on: Yesterday at 09:04:39 AM 
Started by Hombre_de_ningun_lugar - Last post by tkitna
I'm not particularly a fan of S.F. Sorrow,

 on: Yesterday at 06:14:51 AM 
Started by Dmitry - Last post by In My Life
I don't have time to read the whole article right now but it looks interesting. It's the same here in the US for the most part. It seems as though the media goes out of its way to present stories in the worst possible light. All around me I see people who are so negative and I can't help but think that the media plays a part in their attitudes. My family did not have television for a few years and I did not miss it at all. Well, maybe a little! But not the news.

 on: Yesterday at 06:04:22 AM 
Started by Dmitry - Last post by Dmitry
I stopped watching TV when my son was born. Not that I watched TV so much before, but after Michael was born I have little time for TV. Also I almost do not watch news on TV, I have seen over and over again how much lie they show us. But my mother, my mother- and father-in-law watch news constantly, and it seems to us (my wife and me), that they are going mad. Poor people are losing an ability to think, getting angry and sometimes snivel.

I want to share with you a nice article my wife found:
It could be interesting to everyone. And of course I'll show it to my mother  :)

 on: Yesterday at 05:49:52 AM 
Started by nimrod - Last post by In My Life
This often-covered song was originally done by Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs in 1960. This is by far my favorite version.


 on: Yesterday at 04:11:13 AM 
Started by Hombre_de_ningun_lugar - Last post by Fab4Fan
Ah, nice topic and nice lists. I'll have to ponder over this but I'm not sure I can add much if we're just staying with the '60s/early '70s.

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