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  1. Hey everyone, A little over 3 years ago I had Bloom play at my wedding, and while they haven't gone away entirely, they are back for the first time in a while to play 'A Joe Show' this Thursday, which is Joe Chithalen's birthday! It's a fundraiser for the Joe Chithalen Memorial Musical Instrument Lending Library (www.joesmill.org), which is exactly what the name says, a library with musical instruments. Rueben DeGroot is the co-headliner, and I'm playing an opening set. If you're nearby, hope to see you at The Mansion on Thursday! https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=257272254291104
  2. Thanks Kev for giving Bouche the heads up that I saw on facebook. It was a great show! The early history, especially with the blackface and minstrel stuff was really fascinating.
  3. I had a blast at the Montreal show ... I thought the pre-show 'wave' was pretty rad. The band and the audience both had a tonne of energy. The new songs were as good as, or better than, the current ones. Love love love this band.
  4. No change will come of this until some serious civil disobedience takes place, but that'll be hard because cops will start hurting people. I'd like to see JP Morgan or Citifinancial or some other place occupied, not just a street.
  5. I'm part way through the 4th book. I elected to read the book before watching the series, and I've been completely immersed in this world since the end of June. Fan-fucking-tastic.
  6. I was waiting for this one from Joni Mitchell on Dylan: “Bob is not authentic at all. He’s a plagiarist and his name and voice are fake,†she said. But she wasn’t done yet. “Bob is a deception. We are like night and day, he and I.â€
  7. Dwarves is correct in this context ... read the foreword to the most recent paperback editions of LOTR. Tolkien was pissed when the publisher changed things "Elvish" to "Elfish"
  8. I think the important question here is whether or not he fits in a king size bed. If not, he's a fuckin phoney.
  9. no PTers have a DL link? I'd go look myself but I'm afraid of PT.
  10. anyone got a link for the shows so far?
  11. funny that there's only one track from Coventry ... it happens to be the only bit of music I thought was good from that show. Also interesting that there's a few from 12.30.99 but nothing from the midnight->sunrise set.
  12. skelter

    Stubhub

    I wouldn't buy anything from there out of princible
  13. Bruce Springsteen may need a new saxophonist soon
  14. best comment: "i find this hard to masterbate to..."
  15. I'm driving from Kingston via Toronto and have room for one or two ... coming back that night, possibly staying in Toronto but hoping to drive straight back to Kingston.
  16. I'm in the pavillion for the first time at Darien ... pretty stoked. Also, finally going with one of the guys who got me into Phish in the first place. We haven't seen a show together.
  17. The Council of Elrond chapter in Fellowship tells a lot of backstory between The Hobbit and when Frodo leaves The Shire. That's what I'm guessing they're including, because it has a lot of Legolas, Gimli, Aragorn, etc.
  18. What's with the lack of new songs? It seems like we've had nothing new (that's made into regular rotation) since summer '09 when we had all the songs off Joy.
  19. http://rapfix.mtv.com/2011/05/27/gil-scott-heron-has-passes-away/ Celebrated poet, musician and author Gil Scott-Heron passed away today at the age of 62 as a result of yet unknown causes. Scott-Heron’s death was reportedly confirmed by the legendary spoken word artist’s publisher Jamie Byng via Twitter with the tweet reading, “Just heard the very sad news that my dear friend and one of the most inspiring people I've ever met, the great Gil Scott-Heron, died today.†Often regarded as one of the leaders and chief influences in the precursory stages of hip hop, Gil Scott-Heron helped to define a turbulent time for African-Americans and black militarism in the 1970s via his well-known works such as Pieces Of A Man and Winter In America. His politically charged poem and song “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised†is perhaps Scott-Heron’s most notable work as the 1971 single from Pieces Of A Man has been sampled by hip hop artists and often quoted by many. As news of Scott-Heron’s passing rippled through cyberspace, rap artists who no doubt saw the poet as a hero offered touching words in his memory. Talib Kweli mentioned several references to his connection to Scott-Heron and offered a loving tribute in a series of tweets from his Twitter account. “Wow. The rest of my night I'm gonna listen to Gil Scot Heron. We love you brother. We will miss you. RIP.†Talib went on to add, “I met Gil Scot Heron at SOBs in 1993, I went to see him perform. He completely influenced me as an artist.†A quick glance at Kweli’s account will reveal other loving anecdotes from the rapper. Slaughterhouse rapper Joell Ortiz also tweeted his memories of Gil Scott-Heron. “Seen Gil Scott Heron at Joe's Pub when I was a kid. Prince was there,†remarked Ortiz. Producer Just Blaze could barely address the news via his Twitter account. “Terrible news to get while on stage. No one in my family died but gil scot was ... ah forget it. Gonna finish this show,†said the beat maker. Public Enemy front man Chuck D added, “RIP GSH..and we do what we do and how we do because of you.And to those that don't know tip your hat with a hand over your heart & recognize.†Chuck D also revealed via his Twitter account that he was to be featured on an upcoming project with Scott-Heron. Gil Scott Heron’s 2010 album I’m New Here was released to critical acclaim and signaled a resurgence of art from the poet as his much publicized struggles with drug addiction and legal problems almost overshadowed his legacy. Scott-Heron leaves behind 15 studio albums, 11 compilation albums and 9 live recordings. R.I.P. to the great Gil Scott-Heron. Your words will live on forever.
  20. chocolate for breakfast is only good if you have cold pizza and booze to go with.
  21. Was just about to post that. SuperBall9?!?
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