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    I was just kidding about being a country music...

    I was just kidding about being a country music fan. I like the artists I like and disregard the others. The ones I like get no radio play. I know I'm not a fan of mainstream country, because not...
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    You might be a country music fan if... My God....

    You might be a country music fan if...

    My God. I know who those people are.:O
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    Re: Bluegrass In 1975 I attended the 3rd...

    Re: Bluegrass

    In 1975 I attended the 3rd Annual Banjo, Fiddle & Guitar Festival. An all-day and into the evening event held out on the grass in the sun at Cal State Long Beach. Listened to...
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    That's not beer, that's dessert. There's...

    That's not beer, that's dessert.

    There's dessert wines, too. But nobody wants one with a sandwich or some fish and chips.
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    I have never heard of this, but there are a lot...

    I have never heard of this, but there are a lot of modern things I don't hear about, and they turn out to just be trends that don't matter, easily forgotten.

    I do enjoy occasionally listening to...
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    Today is Hank Williams' birthday. 9/17/23-1/1/53.

    Today is Hank Williams' birthday. 9/17/23-1/1/53.
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    The CDs: Disc One: 1. Can the Circle Be...

    The CDs:

    Disc One:

    1. Can the Circle Be Unbroken (Bye and Bye) – The Carter Family
    2. Mule Skinner Blues (Blue Yodel No. 8) – Jimmie Rodgers
    3. Barbara Allen – Bradley Kincaid
    4. I’ll Fly...
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    I'm very much interested in the late '60s and...

    I'm very much interested in the late '60s and early '70s, when bands like the Byrds and the Flying Burrito Brothers led the country-rock scene in Los Angeles, basically trying to bring country music...
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    I watched it. It's quite good. Dolly Parton...

    I watched it. It's quite good.

    Dolly Parton is one hell of an American. Instead of caging and torturing children, she gives children books, for free. Loved her version of Mule Skinner Blues...
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    https://img.discogs.com/_SLIDWeXpEBkXbEQHXi3KlICJP...

    https://img.discogs.com/_SLIDWeXpEBkXbEQHXi3KlICJPk=/fit-in/400x399/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-6387415-1454939142-5645.jpeg.jpg
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    This news is indeed shocking. Always liked the...

    This news is indeed shocking. Always liked the Cars. Rest in peace.
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    Eddie kept the rock in his pop songs, unlike many...

    Eddie kept the rock in his pop songs, unlike many modern day pop artists. And he had a commanding and instantly-recognizable singing voice. When his songs came on the radio, you might have groaned,...
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    RIP Eddie Money

    Eddie Money died today, Sept 13, of cancer at age 70. Rest in peace.
  14. Haven't seen it, but if his road band at the...

    Haven't seen it, but if his road band at the time, Cowboy, is involved, I'm interested.
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    They made a movie of Mother Night, which I have...

    They made a movie of Mother Night, which I have seen. Good one; worth seeing if you can track it down. 1996 film starring Nick Nolte.

    IIRC, Vonnegut has a cameo appearance.
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    Re-reading Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.,...

    Re-reading Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., now that the end of the world is fast approaching.
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    It is.

    It is.
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    UFO Concert 1974

    I saw these guys the same year. This brings back memories.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=653&v=MrJePqPkNUM
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    Thanks for the heads-up. I haven't seen...

    Thanks for the heads-up. I haven't seen Founder's Oktoberfest but will look for it. Founders makes good beer. There aren't many Oktoberfest beers in the stores yet at the end of August, but...
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    On my yearly quest for best Oktoberfest beer. So...

    On my yearly quest for best Oktoberfest beer. So far, I tried Trader Joe's Oktoberfest in a bottle, which is good, and Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest 2019 on tap, which is fantastic.
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    RIP guitarist Neal Casal

    Neal played with Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Ryan Adams and the Cardinals, and Blackfoot, among many others. He was 50. Cause of death not given. Rest in peace.
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    Here's Joe's website. ...

    Here's Joe's website.

    http://www.joerlansdale.com/
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    RIP, KFOG. I didn't know there were stations as...

    RIP, KFOG. I didn't know there were stations as late as 1982 playing free-form FM radio. What a loss to NorCal. I know SoCal radio has been dead for decades, but back in the '70s I used to listen...
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    Looks like they're stealing your money no matter...

    Looks like they're stealing your money no matter what.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oP4yP3-I8Tk
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    Watching movies on broadcast TV, one encounters...

    Watching movies on broadcast TV, one encounters something similar, as end movie credits are either cut off, cut out, or sped up to faster than anyone could possibly read. Not good for people like...
  26. Everyone in early Canned Heat had a nickname. ...

    Everyone in early Canned Heat had a nickname. Bob "The Bear" Hite, Alan "Blind Owl" Wilson, Henry "The Sunflower" Vestine, Larry "The Mole" Taylor, and Adolfo "Fito" de la Parra. Offthe top of my...
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    Schenker-Pattison Summit - The Endless Jam

    Schenker-Pattison Summit - The Endless Jam
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    Happy birthday!

    Happy birthday!
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2NNjwjgYbU ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2NNjwjgYbU

    Song written by Gram Parsons
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    I do the same. Get good wine for special...

    I do the same. Get good wine for special occasions. But regular table wine, to me, is best from other countries.
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    I think that is similar to what is happening in...

    I think that is similar to what is happening in the US, except in the US they never poll for opinions on the wine. Here, they just say, "We've got a lot of dark red, sweet, fruity wine here. Let's...
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    https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/624/cpsprodpb/8704/p...

    https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/624/cpsprodpb/8704/production/_108346543_ce1f516c-4f8b-41ce-aaf6-69751629b094.jpg
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    RIP Peter Fonda

    Fri, 16 August, actor Peter Fonda died of complications from lung cancer. He was 79.
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    I'll remember that if I can ever afford a cell...

    I'll remember that if I can ever afford a cell phone.
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    I hadn't even heard that Coors merged with...

    I hadn't even heard that Coors merged with Miller. Doesn't make much difference to me, as neither product is drinkable. They deserve each other.

    Today I had a Drake's IPA on tap. As far as I...
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    I agree. It's a bad trend having the giants...

    I agree. It's a bad trend having the giants usurp the good guys. Imagine the hike in suicide rate when we are back to Bud, Miller and Coors. Only bright side I see is that hops will be free to...
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    Some good Eastern Sierra+/- brews (warning-I'm...

    Some good Eastern Sierra+/- brews (warning-I'm partial to IPAs):

    Lassen Ale Works: Volcanic Double IPA-by far the best beer on offer from Lassen Ale Works in Susanville, CA.

    The Brewing Lair:...
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    Still like Anchor Steam and Sierra Nevada. ...

    Still like Anchor Steam and Sierra Nevada. Haven't had a Red Hook in about 15-20 years. I've been to their brewery in Woodinville, WA. They used to be good, and I hope they still are. Ballard...
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    Of the 8 brewers listed in the article, I have...

    Of the 8 brewers listed in the article, I have tried beers from three: Goose Island (Goose Island IPA), Elysian (Space Dust IPA), Four Peaks (Kilt Lifter Scottish Ale, Hop Knot IPA, Grapefruit...
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    Thanks for the info, Steve and Ian. They only...

    Thanks for the info, Steve and Ian. They only had five different beer taps at the outdoor concert, two from a local independent brewery. Last night, Goose Island was the only IPA, although other...
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    So many beers have sold out to the big...

    So many beers have sold out to the big corporations that I can't keep track anymore. I heard not too long ago that Lagunitas is part of a big brewcorp now. I've already forgotten which one. I go...
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    Went to a free concert yesterday evening and...

    Went to a free concert yesterday evening and bought a beer there, a Goose Island IPA. It was tasty. I asked where it was from, but the volunteer bartender didn't know. I just looked it up, and...
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    Rest in peace, Ian.

    Rest in peace, Ian.
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    Kill it fast. Modern pop is painful to listen to.

    Kill it fast. Modern pop is painful to listen to.
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    I caught part of this on broadcast TV the other...

    I caught part of this on broadcast TV the other night. Music is by Tangerine Dream. I have the soundtrack album.
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    We went here: The Brewing Lair (of the Lost...

    We went here:

    The Brewing Lair (of the Lost Sierra)
    Blairsden, California

    http://www.thebrewinglair.com/

    I had an Ambush IPA and a Take a Hike Red IPA, and sampled wee tastes of their other...
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    :lol

    :lol
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    I had a Record Street Pale Ale on tap made by...

    I had a Record Street Pale Ale on tap made by Record Street Brewing Co. in Reno, NV. A very good American pale ale.
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    I prefer reviews to rankings. Both are opinions,...

    I prefer reviews to rankings. Both are opinions, but I get more information from a review. If you are familiar with a reviewer, you can get even more information. For example, I know what a local...
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    Quite a shock. Rest in peace, Mr Hauer. You...

    Quite a shock. Rest in peace, Mr Hauer. You will be missed.
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    Rest in peace, Paul.

    Rest in peace, Paul.
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    R.I.P. Art Neville

    Founding member of the Meters and Neville Brothers died Monday 22 July at age 81.

    New Orleans legend Art Neville, founder of the Meters and Neville Brothers, dies at 81
  53. I have not seen that. Rock paper scissors?

    I have not seen that. Rock paper scissors?
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    R.I.P. Bill Vitt

    Bill Vitt was best known as the drummer in the Merl Saunders-Jerry Garcia Band. I always enjoyed their Live at Keystone albums. Vitt died on July 16, 2019.

    R.I.P. Jerry Garcia Drummer Bill Vitt
  55. Very cool artwork, Robert.

    Very cool artwork, Robert.
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    We watched a good movie last night, a Korean gem...

    We watched a good movie last night, a Korean gem called Burning (2018), with only three main characters and a 2 1/2 hour running time. A missing person/possible murder mystery. Unlike the typical...
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    Sorry to hear this. A great singer/musician and...

    Sorry to hear this. A great singer/musician and a leader in South African pop-rock. Rest in peace.
  58. I sometimes get leg and foot cramps, but I don't...

    I sometimes get leg and foot cramps, but I don't take statins.
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    Thanks. The double-blind tasting sounds like...

    Thanks. The double-blind tasting sounds like fun. I could read more of the text in the new photo, but some of the smaller print still escapes me. Maybe my eyes are going with age. Or maybe people...
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    The "Roadside Geology" series is also good. I...

    The "Roadside Geology" series is also good. I have the one for Hawaii.
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