RIP -- Consequential Person Has Passed Away

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  1. luftmensch

    luftmensch Member+

    May 4, 2006
    Petaluma
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    Los Angeles Galaxy
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    United States
    You should, several great songs on there, and just hearing Clapton and Duane Allman play off each other is great. Like on this one:

     
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  2. taosjohn

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    Dec 23, 2004
    taos,nm
    1. "I Looked Away" Eric Clapton, Bobby Whitlock 3:05
    2. "Bell Bottom Blues" Clapton, Whitlock 5:02
    3. "Keep on Growing" Clapton, Whitlock 6:21
    4. "Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out" Jimmy Cox 4:57
    Side two
    1. "I Am Yours" Clapton, Nizami 3:34
    2. "Anyday" Clapton, Whitlock 6:35
    3. "Key to the Highway" Charles Segar, Willie Broonzy 9:40
    Side three
    1. "Tell the Truth" Clapton, Whitlock 6:39
    2. "Why Does Love Got to Be So Sad?" Clapton, Whitlock 4:41
    3. "Have You Ever Loved a Woman" Billy Myles 6:52
    Side four
    1. "Little Wing" Jimi Hendrix 5:33
    2. "It's Too Late" Chuck Willis 3:47
    3. "Layla" Clapton, Jim Gordon 7:05
    4. "Thorn Tree in the Garden

    I would guess that in one airport or set break or another you have heard the whole album by now-- just in pieces and not knowing what they were pieces of. I'm particularly fond of the version of "Key To the Highway."
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  3. Bootsy Collins

    Bootsy Collins Player of the Year

    Oct 18, 2004
    Capitol Hill
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    Do you have a working source for that whole quote? I've seen parts of it ("throw the wogs out", "keep Britain white") before, but never before seen all of that.
     
  4. Bootsy Collins

    Bootsy Collins Player of the Year

    Oct 18, 2004
    Capitol Hill
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    DC United
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    Thank you. I had been in love with this Bobby Whitlock song once upon a time, but haven't heard it in a long time and had forgotten about it. Very simple and very pretty.
     
  5. diablodelsol

    diablodelsol Member+

    Jan 10, 2001
    North Ridgeville, OH
     
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  6. charlie15

    charlie15 Member+

    Mar 9, 2000
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  7. Cascarino's Pizzeria

    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA


    "OK, now back to watching the Turks murder the Turds in the sandbox"
     
  8. charlie15

    charlie15 Member+

    Mar 9, 2000
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  9. Dr. Wankler

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    May 2, 2001
    The Electric City
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    Chicago Fire
    Former Fed Chair Paul Volcker passes at 92

    https://www.npr.org/2019/12/09/659908267/former-fed-chairman-paul-volcker-dies-at-92


    Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker, the closest thing to a rock star economist this country has seen, died Monday at 92, NPR has confirmed. He reportedly had prostate cancer.

    It has been more than three decades since Volcker stepped down from the Fed. And it's a safe bet that many younger Americans do not even know his name.

    Here's how Robert Kavesh, a professor at New York University, remembers his lifelong friend: "The economic hero of post-World War II America I would have to say was Paul Volcker. And that's saying something."

    Indeed. Volcker's leadership moment came shortly after President Jimmy Carter appointed him chairman of the Fed in 1979. The U.S. economy was in crisis. Stagflation — a highly unusual combination of both high inflation and rising unemployment — gripped the country.

    To address spiraling inflation, Volcker dramatically constricted the nation's money supply and let interest rates rise. The interest rates on a conventional mortgage soared to more than 18%.

    Within two years, his plan worked. But it's hard to overstate how much the public reviled Volcker at the time. Unemployment increased, and Volcker was blamed for plunging the country into recession — deliberately. Many say he ruined Carter's reelection chances. Ads pointed out Volcker's middle name was Adolph, insinuating similarities to Adolf Hitler.

     
  10. taosjohn

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    Dec 23, 2004
    taos,nm
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    88. Old age or enlightenment?
     
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  11. luftmensch

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    May 4, 2006
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    Both.:D

    He actually had a stroke many years ago, was never even expected to live this long. Saw a good documentary recently showing how he was dealing with being a virtual invalid.
     
  12. taosjohn

    taosjohn Member+

    Dec 23, 2004
    taos,nm
    Yes. He was closely connected with this town.

    It's gonna be like Jerry Garcia's passing was-- lotta brave faces on the street...
     
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  13. Cascarino's Pizzeria

    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
    Cant see pic. Who is it?
     
  14. luftmensch

    luftmensch Member+

    May 4, 2006
    Petaluma
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  15. taosjohn

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    Dec 23, 2004
    taos,nm
  16. luftmensch

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    May 4, 2006
    Petaluma
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    Los Angeles Galaxy
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    United States
    Ralph Metzner was part of that crew and stayed more together as well, he died earlier this year and was teaching and publishing up until a few years ago.
     
  17. Dr. Wankler

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    May 2, 2001
    The Electric City
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    I can't remember who said it, but someone speculated that if Leary had gotten into computers instead of psychotropics, he would have done so in such a way as to provoke a government crackdown on technology. So we wouldn't be communicating via our screens, but who knows what kind of wonders would have emerged from the research and development geniuses in Psilocybin Valley had that scenario played out.

    And health and diet guru Andrew Weil. Though on the other side: he wanted in on the Leary/Alpert experiments, but wasn't selected, so as a student journalist, he wrote an unflattering article about the professors that attracted unwanted attention to the university (though of course to Leary there was no such thing as "unwanted" attention.

    And G. Gordon Liddy, pre Nixon Administration, was actively involved in cracking down on Leary.
     
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  18. luftmensch

    luftmensch Member+

    May 4, 2006
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    I remember reading a story about Leary in the years before his death where he HAD gotten way into technology in the trippy, obsessive way that you'd expect him to.
     
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  19. Cascarino's Pizzeria

    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
  20. HerthaBerwyn

    HerthaBerwyn Member+

    May 24, 2003
    Chicago
    Im surprised not to have seeen Neil Innes noted yet.

    "Ive suffered for my music".

    "Now its your turn"

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  21. xtomx

    xtomx Member+

    Chicago Fire
    Sep 6, 2001
    Chicago
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    The "7th Python"
     
  22. Chicago76

    Chicago76 Member+

    Jun 9, 2002
    With the first pick in the 2020 draft, Hell selects David Stern.
     
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  23. Cascarino's Pizzeria

    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
    Ouch!
     
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  24. Chicago76

    Chicago76 Member+

    Jun 9, 2002
    Okay, hell is harsh, but they had the first pick in the lottery and he was the first celebrity/influential person available in 2020.

    As far as Stern himself goes, I don’t understand how his reputation has gone largely unquestioned.

    Two lockouts, multiple failed/relocated expansion teams on his watch, a botched initial lottery, a botched new ball rollout, screwing over the Sonics, some heavy handed conduct policies to police a league primarily comprised of young black men, the league’s poor handling of the Donaghy debacle.

    If you’re a small market fan, there’s plenty of reason to suspect he had it in for your club. The Spurs getting fined for resting guys. O’Neal’s 25 game suspension for not leaving the court vs stuff like McHale’s actions.

    The league’s profile grew on his watch, but that was mainly down to the enormous amount of talent that entered from Bird/Magic to Robinson over 10 years. When that talent dried up, the leagues profile took a hit in the 2000s. And basketball already had a global platform ripe for the exploitation c1985 when he took over. That he wasn’t able to create an NBA conference out of various European powers in his 20 years is a failure in my book. The NBA is probably the one league in the world that could pull that off and when you mix European and American styles of play you get beautiful basketball.

    When you boil his legacy down, it’s a three heavy, star driven game that’s low on substance and high on non game entertainment that pays its extended talent pool horribly in the G league. It plays the same stadium financing games as other leagues, the college game has regressed and the stature of the pro game hasn’t made gains vs other major leagues outside of the first 5 or 6 years of his leadership (due to all that talent). Given the assets that were sitting there, anything less than clear cut #2 North American status to NFL and biggest league in the world is probably underachieving.
     
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  25. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
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    DC United
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    United States
    Stern had 15 great years as commissioner, and then 15 mediocre years.
     
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