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cheeky half
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From: Tucson, AZ
Posted: 2006-07-18 3:25 pm   Permalink

Mickey Spillane

Aged 88

.....Spillane had critics among fellow writers. Rival detective novelist Raymond Chandler described his work as "nothing but a mixture of violence and outright pornography".
But Spillane was immune to such criticism. "Those big-shot writers could never dig the fact that there are more salted peanuts consumed than caviar," he once pronounced.



 
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alohabros
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Joined: Feb 04, 2004
Posts: 533
From: westernus
Posted: 2006-07-19 12:17 pm   Permalink

... fr. george m. luznicky, o.s.m... r.i.p...

 
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alohabros
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From: westernus
Posted: 2006-08-02 1:31 pm   Permalink

... bill meistrell...

http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-meistrell28jul28,1,13054.story


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ikitnrev
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Joined: Jul 27, 2002
Posts: 1312
From: D.C. / Virginia
Posted: 2006-08-05 12:49 pm   Permalink

From the August 5th Washington Post ....

"Arthur Lee and his off-again-on-again rock group Love made only one great album -- a brooding, opulent and improbable dream called "Forever Changes," released in the fall of 1967. Still, such devotion has this single disc inspired over the decades that the news of Lee's death from leukemia -- on Thursday, in Memphis, at age 61 -- affected his more ardent listeners as a personal loss."

Full article at
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/08/04/AR2006080401683.html

I was fortunate to be able to catch Arthur Lee and Love twice in the last couple of years. The first time, I had not yet heard any of his music at all, and was quite blown away by his performance - and that night became one of those ardent listeners who is now feeling a small personal loss.

Vern


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Shipwreckjoey
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Joined: Nov 29, 2002
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From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2006-08-06 4:18 pm   Permalink

Vern, I too was sorry to read of Arthur Lee's death in yesterday's fish-wrap. I've been a BIG Love fan ever since I heard their first single Little Red Book on L.A. top 40 radio in 1966 (or 67). I received Love's 1st LP and a cheep knock-off Beatle Bass for my sixteenth birthday and that pretty much launched my musical career. I also caught Love at the Anaheim Convention Center in '69...that performance was so great it took plastic surgery to wipe the smile off my face!

 
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Tiki-Kate
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Joined: Sep 21, 2003
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From: Yucaipa, CA
Posted: 2006-08-16 08:25 am   Permalink

Bruno Kirby died. 57. Leukemia. Sad.

 
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ikitnrev
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From: D.C. / Virginia
Posted: 2006-08-25 05:28 am   Permalink

RIP, Bruce Gary, the original drummer for the Knack, who died of cancer this past Tuesday at the age of 55.

He was the musician behind the drums for the song 'My Sharona'
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"When the song was first brought in I was a bit dubious of it," Gary said. "I remember saying, 'No, I don't want to play that. It sucks.' "

Drummers don't stay employed long by refusing to play the singer's songs, so Gary came up with something to match "My Sharona's" stuttering style.

"The way I approached that beat was very much like a surf stomp," he said. "Surf bands play lots of songs with no cymbals, just toms and snare drum." He also borrowed from "Going to a Go-Go," by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles. Then he added something he considered central to the song's success, something called a flam.

A flam is when two drum strokes are slightly staggered, first one drumstick, then the other, just barely apart. It gives a fuller sound. And that's the sound at the beginning of "My Sharona," a ditty that like certain tropical parasites burrows under your skin, lays its eggs and never really goes away.

The song swept the country, reached No. 1 and spurred sales of 6 million copies of the "Get the Knack" album

"What came out of me was something that was unique. I'm very proud of it. How many drummers can say they have a drum beat that is a total signature beat? Not a lot. . . . I can go up to somebody's door and do the 'My Sharona' beat and they know who I am."

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Full appreciation can be read at ...
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/08/24/AR2006082401884.html

Vern


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PiPhiRho
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 1013
From: Redondo Beach
Posted: 2006-08-25 11:50 am   Permalink

Maynard Ferguson, jazz trumpet virtuoso

Grammy Nominated Trumpeter Known for "Gonna Fly Now"
Theme To Movie "ROCKY" was 78

Ojai, CA (August 24, 2006) - Walter "Maynard" Ferguson, one of the most influential musicians and band leaders in the history of Jazz, passed away August 23rd at 8:00 pm Pacific Time at Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura, California. He was 78 years old. His death was the result of kidney and liver failure brought on by an abdominal infection. Mr. Ferguson's four daughters, Kim, Lisa, Corby, Wilder and other family members were at his side when he passed away after this brief illness. He spoke by phone with his friend and manager Steve Schankman from St. Louis, longtime tour manager Ed Sargent, and friend, and fellow trumpeter Arturo Sandoval.

Mr. Ferguson had recently returned home to California from New York after several sold out performances in July at the famed Blue Note Club. During this time, Ferguson and his Big Bop Nouveau band also recorded a new album at Bennett Studios in Englewood, New Jersey.

Complete Story here:
http://www.maynardferguson.com/index.htm


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Sweet Daddy Tiki
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Joined: Jul 20, 2003
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From: Edmonton
Posted: 2006-08-26 11:58 am   Permalink

Vladimir Tretchikoff dead aged 92



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King Bushwich the 33rd
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From: Ling Cod Beach, CA 90803
Posted: 2006-09-01 2:41 pm   Permalink

Gene Simmons passed away on 8/26/06.

No, not that Gene Simmons. This Gene Simmons....

http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory?id=2376263&CMP=OTC-RSSFeeds0312

Rockabilly singer "Jumpin" Gene Simmons who was rockin' before that Gene Simmons


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Humuhumu
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From: San Francisco
Posted: 2006-09-03 10:40 pm   Permalink

In a not terribly surprising development, Steve Irwin pissed off the wrong animal:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060904/ap_en_tv/obit_irwin_5

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GatorRob
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From: 3 hrs 33 mins to paradise
Posted: 2006-09-04 08:25 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-09-03 22:40, Humuhumu wrote:
In a not terribly surprising development, Steve Irwin pissed off the wrong animal:


I had to break the news to my kids this morning. That was hard.


 
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pappythesailor
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Joined: Jul 07, 2005
Posts: 1564
From: Mass.
Posted: 2006-09-04 12:48 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-09-01 14:41, King Bushwich the 33rd wrote:
Gene Simmons passed away on 8/26/06.

No, not that Gene Simmons. This Gene Simmons....

http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory?id=2376263&CMP=OTC-RSSFeeds0312

Rockabilly singer "Jumpin" Gene Simmons who was rockin' before that Gene Simmons



Also Jean Simmons--still alive.




 
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cynfulcynner
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 1800
From: Ocean Beach, San Francisco
Posted: 2006-09-04 2:12 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-09-03 22:40, Humuhumu wrote:
In a not terribly surprising development, Steve Irwin pissed off the wrong animal



Crikey!


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hiltiki
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Joined: Jun 10, 2004
Posts: 3067
From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2006-09-04 3:24 pm   Permalink

My heart goes out to Steve Irwin's family.

[ This Message was edited by: hiltiki 2006-09-04 15:25 ]


 
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