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“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#88552 Jul 19, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>One thing at a time. You're likethe young bull Robert deniro was talking about in Colors
Whoops. I meant Robert Duvall

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#88553 Jul 19, 2013
Mimi Seattle wrote:
You have to PAY to go to the beach? Never heard of such a thing. Seriously. Really? Wow. I am definitely staying on the west coast where we get our (real...ocean) beaches free!
It's Chicago, what do you expect? It costs 14 dollars an hour just to park your car, for godsake.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#88555 Jul 19, 2013
PEllen wrote:
Mimi-
how did your prof like the limericks?
Oh she loved them. Told me I was brilliant. I thought about letting it ride, but I felt guilty and gave you credit. She now thinks you're brilliant. Sorry, I meant to tell you that this morning.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#88556 Jul 19, 2013
Out here, (WA, OR, and CA) the beaches (except private ones like some of the ones in Malibu...not all of them though) are state parks. There is no fee to use them. Some of them where you can camp charge a fee though like you would pay in any state or national park camping area. Wow, paying for the beach is just a revelation to me...it's anathema. Seriously this is blowing my mind.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#88557 Jul 20, 2013

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#88558 Jul 20, 2013
Thanks Dog

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#88559 Jul 20, 2013
PEllen wrote:
Thanks Dog
Welcome, baby. I'm doin cocktails. How bout a rum and coke?

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#88560 Jul 20, 2013
Friends flew to Chicago for Pearl Jam at Wrigley Field last night. 7 songs in, the rain came down. 3 hour rain delay. Once cleared, the band came back and played another 25 songs till 2am and had to stop for the curfew.

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Des Plaines, IL

#88561 Jul 20, 2013
well, my brother flew in yesterday, and today he & my parents drove down to Dayton to look at houses... i got a message taht he put in an offer so they're coming back tonight (instead of looking around a little tomorrow as well).

we're all hoping htat it has eihter a guest room or a corner in a finished basement to put a guest bed.

not the weekend my parents were planning as of 7 am yesterday...

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#88562 Jul 20, 2013
Aisle Sitter wrote:
well, my brother flew in yesterday, and today he & my parents drove down to Dayton to look at houses... i got a message taht he put in an offer so they're coming back tonight (instead of looking around a little tomorrow as well).
we're all hoping htat it has eihter a guest room or a corner in a finished basement to put a guest bed.
not the weekend my parents were planning as of 7 am yesterday...
That was fast. Any idea when they are actually moving back?

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Des Plaines, IL

#88563 Jul 20, 2013
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>That was fast. Any idea when they are actually moving back?
yes and no... he's still saying by the end of the year. he's closing down a branch, so i guess there's still some "flexibility" in the timing.

sunday family dinner could actually be interesting this time around...
cheluzal

Plant City, FL

#88564 Jul 21, 2013
Passed my 3-day, 12-hour written qualifying exams. I am now officially a doctoral candidate!
Now for the hardp art: dissertation proposal. Eeeek.

Hope all is well with you regs. ;)

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#88565 Jul 21, 2013
Hey PEllen, how is your RUSH indoctrination coming?

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#88566 Jul 21, 2013
cheluzal wrote:
Passed my 3-day, 12-hour written qualifying exams. I am now officially a doctoral candidate!
Now for the hardp art: dissertation proposal. Eeeek.
Hope all is well with you regs. ;)
Pullin for ya, doctor!

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#88567 Jul 21, 2013
RACE wrote:
Hey PEllen, how is your RUSH indoctrination coming?
Three questions you should never ask.
1. What did you shoot in golf?
2. How did you do in Vegas?
3. How is your Rush indoctrination coming?

I made it through Retrospective 3. I fast forwarded through most of them. There are some I actively didn't like : One Little Victory, Far Cry, Earthshine and Bravado. The rest did not reach out and grab my ear.

Everyone's taste is different. I like discernible melodies and less crashing prolonged electric guitar chords.I think The Who are probably my limit.

I'll try the other discs though to give them a fighting chance.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#88568 Jul 21, 2013
I can always provide a list of songs that are easier on the ears. But it will be from multiple albums. Just lemme know and you can YOUTUBE them for sampling.
Name a song you directly did not like and list 3 reasons.(yes you will be graded)

Are you reading/understanding the lyrics?

I suspect you are seeing the guitar as something separate, when it has to he heard as part of the ensemble and understand its integration into the song.

In other words, your being stuffy!

:)
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>Three questions you should never ask.
1. What did you shoot in golf?
2. How did you do in Vegas?
3. How is your Rush indoctrination coming?
I made it through Retrospective 3. I fast forwarded through most of them. There are some I actively didn't like : One Little Victory, Far Cry, Earthshine and Bravado. The rest did not reach out and grab my ear.
Everyone's taste is different. I like discernible melodies and less crashing prolonged electric guitar chords.I think The Who are probably my limit.
I'll try the other discs though to give them a fighting chance.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#88569 Jul 21, 2013
RACE wrote:
I can always provide a list of songs that are easier on the ears. But it will be from multiple albums. Just lemme know and you can YOUTUBE them for sampling.
Name a song you directly did not like and list 3 reasons.(yes you will be graded)
Are you reading/understanding the lyrics?
I suspect you are seeing the guitar as something separate, when it has to he heard as part of the ensemble and understand its integration into the song.
In other words, your being stuffy!
:)
<quoted text>
The lyrics are not included in the CD liner or insert.

I named the ones I actively did not like in the post above. I kept a check list.

I am not averse to analyzing a piece of music but some aspect has to jump out and grab my ear first before I am interested in doing so.Nothing I heard grabbed me so far

Seriously, I can give you examples, but I would truly sound stuffy or like LC. I am trying to hear what you and Mimi hear in this group not write a final exam .

I will take the list of songs from you and YouTube though.

How is the cat doing?

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#88570 Jul 21, 2013
I was teasing about stuffy. RUSH is a band you either identify with or you dont. It sounds like you dont. Not a problem, we just toss you into the "Not ready for enlightenment" pile. I am sure if you look around, you will find Tonka.

You can google the lyrics, and I had encouraged you to do so, because Geddy Lee is very hard to understand if you dont know the lyrics.

Anyway, instead of working tomorrow, I will compose a short list of what i hope you will find engaging. Cant make any promises because like I said, you either get them or you dont.

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Des Plaines, IL

#88571 Jul 21, 2013
cheluzal wrote:
Passed my 3-day, 12-hour written qualifying exams. I am now officially a doctoral candidate!
Now for the hardp art: dissertation proposal. Eeeek.
Hope all is well with you regs. ;)
Congrats! I've been sending good luck your wishes your way...

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#88572 Jul 21, 2013
cheluzal wrote:
Passed my 3-day, 12-hour written qualifying exams. I am now officially a doctoral candidate!
Now for the hardp art: dissertation proposal. Eeeek.
Hope all is well with you regs. ;)
Go for it.

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