Worst way to die:

Quicksand   1 vote - 7 %
Choking on a zagnut candy bar   2 votes - 15 %
Boiled in a big tub by wild cannibals   2 votes - 15 %
Tripping and stabbing yourself while running with scissors   2 votes - 15 %
Drowning while swimming less than an hour after you've eaten   1 vote - 7 %
Getting hit by a car after looking only one way before crossing a street   1 vote - 7 %
Getting eaten by a clown in your sleep   4 votes - 30 %
Other - Right On!   0 votes - 0 %
Other - Far Out!   0 votes - 0 %
Other - Groovy!   0 votes - 0 %
 
13 Total Votes
realistic view of jazz represent! by DesiredUsername (4.00 / 1) #1 Fri May 26, 2006 at 05:36:25 AM EST
I usually think of the dentist's office (Davis? Miles Davis? The dentist will see you now.) but Holiday Inn is good too.

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check yer email by sasquatchan (2.00 / 0) #2 Fri May 26, 2006 at 05:40:48 AM EST
bobster, special message waiting for you. Have fun with attachment to speed your day along.

It'll be an alcoholic weekend here. Parties Saturday and Sunday. Will have to keep the eating junk food down to a minimum, or at least enough to slow the alcohol absorbtion. But we'll be bringing some nice fireworks out too..  Was LTD's wedding an open bar affair ?

Gah by Bob Abooey (2.00 / 0) #5 Fri May 26, 2006 at 05:47:08 AM EST
Thanks for that but It'll have to wait until next week, I have some loose ends to tie up before blowing this pop-stand this afternoon.

Warmest regards,
--Your best pal Bob

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Oh yeah by Bob Abooey (4.00 / 1) #8 Fri May 26, 2006 at 06:06:04 AM EST
Fireworks and alcohol together at the same event?? Heh... Only in West VA. You know the old joke about the last words spoken by a redneck before he dies? "Hey everybody! Watch this!"

re: I think it may have been open bar, but I don't partake in the spirits so I know not. I do know the Lime-Aide things were surprisingly tasty though. They had real lime twists crammed in there. Yummers.

Warmest regards,
--Your best pal Bob

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A redneck would never say "everybody" by FlightTest (4.00 / 1) #17 Fri May 26, 2006 at 07:44:26 AM EST

It would be more like, "Hey y'all, watch this!"

Though I understand you may have felt the need to translate for those who are not fluent in redneck.



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there are rednecks in the north. by garlic (2.00 / 0) #19 Fri May 26, 2006 at 07:57:01 AM EST
and not all of them have southern accents.


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You know by jimgon (4.00 / 2) #3 Fri May 26, 2006 at 05:42:20 AM EST
Following your doctor's advice will only make you live longer.  Read the papers.  Then ask yourself if you really want to follow that advice.  For me it's a big plate of meat with meat for dessert and a big glass of meat on the side.




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Or by Bob Abooey (4.00 / 1) #11 Fri May 26, 2006 at 06:10:12 AM EST
Don't read the papers!!

That's why I don't have my TV hooked up and don't get the paper. As far as I know there's nothing amiss on the planet at all!

Warmest regards,
--Your best pal Bob

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But by jimgon (4.00 / 1) #29 Fri May 26, 2006 at 08:49:34 AM EST
then you can't enjoy all that wonderful meat.  And don't forget the gravy.




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I'm ashamed to say by Bob Abooey (4.00 / 2) #31 Fri May 26, 2006 at 08:54:17 AM EST
I've got some Fat-Free gravy in my cupboard right now. It's tough to beat instant mashed potatoes and fat free gravy!!

Warmest regards,
--Your best pal Bob

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I ended up eatting a vegetable by jimgon (2.00 / 0) #37 Mon May 29, 2006 at 02:14:26 PM EST
We made kabobs for our cookout.  I'm shamed.




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So: by Breaker (4.00 / 1) #4 Fri May 26, 2006 at 05:44:39 AM EST
You still knobbing iPG then?


Ah by Bob Abooey (2.00 / 0) #6 Fri May 26, 2006 at 05:50:47 AM EST
I haven't seen her in a little while. That said, it's hardly been a traditional relationship so I'm quite certain I'll see her again. Unless she meets some guy and runs off to get married, which is kinda what I think she's looking for these days.

Warmest regards,
--Your best pal Bob

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Bob, bob bob... by Breaker (4.00 / 1) #12 Fri May 26, 2006 at 06:24:57 AM EST
Can you not write that up into something a little more emo?

I mean, anonimouse and CU seem to have given up on entertaining us with their twisted love lives, and that means it behooves an intarwebnet leg end like yourself to step up to the plate.


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GET THEE BEHIND ME! by Gedvondur (4.00 / 2) #7 Fri May 26, 2006 at 05:50:52 AM EST
BOBBY THE FISH BETRAYER!

I can see not being down with that Taco Bowl stuff, but the FISH?  Bobby Bobby, we talked about this last week!

ET TU BOBBY?!?

Gedvondur
"I love my brain. It's the only organ I can afford to lose." --frijolito

Now, that's just the ether talking by Bob Abooey (4.00 / 1) #9 Fri May 26, 2006 at 06:07:32 AM EST
~nt~

Warmest regards,
--Your best pal Bob

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IF its FISH ETHER then YES! n/t by Gedvondur (2.00 / 0) #10 Fri May 26, 2006 at 06:08:59 AM EST

"I love my brain. It's the only organ I can afford to lose." --frijolito
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WIPO: Boning a sheep by Rogerborg (2.00 / 0) #13 Fri May 26, 2006 at 06:25:40 AM EST
I mean, an ugly sheep.

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Right... by ReallyEvilCanine (4.00 / 2) #14 Fri May 26, 2006 at 06:50:50 AM EST
As opposed to all those pretty sheeps you bone.

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That'll kill you??? by Bob Abooey (4.00 / 1) #15 Fri May 26, 2006 at 07:03:51 AM EST
I mean, it seems like such a cruel joke for God to make them so cute and furry only to make you die when you try to show them some lovin.

Warmest regards,
--Your best pal Bob

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Sounds like you don't like Bill Evans, Bob by motty (2.00 / 0) #16 Fri May 26, 2006 at 07:34:25 AM EST
I mean, I didn't like KISS much, but that doesn't mean that the whole of guitar rock is a pile of shite.

Just saying...

I amd itn ecaptiaghle of drinking sthis d dar - Dr T

No sir, I guess I don't by Bob Abooey (4.00 / 1) #18 Fri May 26, 2006 at 07:47:56 AM EST
But this guy is supposed to be the Jazz pianist. I mean, when you ask Jazzers who you should listen to for Jazz piano 9 out of 10 will tell you Bill Evans.

That said, I do like some of the other Jazz type stuff, like Miles Davis and John Coltrane and Kenny G., but this Evans guy isn't get the job done. If you have a good suggestion for me to try I'll ask my friend to download something for me.

Warmest regards,
--Your best pal Bob

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Kind of Blue by motty (2.00 / 0) #20 Fri May 26, 2006 at 08:03:20 AM EST
Do you like that Miles album?

Guess who's on piano...

As for other pianists to listen to, there's a boatload, from end to end of Jazz history, though for me if I had to reduce it to one (which is like reducing all rock guitarists to one, eg Jimi Hendrix) it would be Art Tatum not Bill Evans. Art Tatum does things with a piano that shouldn't be possible, but he does them anyway.

Can't not mention Thelonius Monk who always sounds to me like a man about to lose his hotel gig for playing too well. Also Duke Ellington - the earlier stuff is all swing band type things but there's a bunch of great later small ensemble stuff too. Also about a bazillion others.

But that'll do, I think.

I amd itn ecaptiaghle of drinking sthis d dar - Dr T

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Okay, you got me there by Bob Abooey (4.00 / 1) #22 Fri May 26, 2006 at 08:13:37 AM EST
I do like Kind of Blue, although I always thought the piano work on it was overstated :)

I'll give this Art Tatum guy a shot. I think I saw some of his CD's at the library as a matter of fact.

Also, if I were to recommend one guy for rock guitarist to listen to it would be Jimmy Page. Hendrix was great but Pagey was pure rock and roll. From bluesy riffs to 12/8 funk rock riffs, he kicked arse 100% of the time. Well, except maybe on In Through the Out Door, but hey, he was old by then.

Warmest regards,
--Your best pal Bob

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On The Same Page by motty (2.00 / 0) #24 Fri May 26, 2006 at 08:21:31 AM EST
It's a tough and ridiculous call. Both Hendrix and Page kicked arse 100% of the time. Page arguably kicked more arse but only by dint of living longer.

I also feel an urgent need to mention Clapton, Mike Bloomfield and that guy out of Ten Years After at this point, though only in passing.

I amd itn ecaptiaghle of drinking sthis d dar - Dr T

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True by Bob Abooey (4.00 / 1) #26 Fri May 26, 2006 at 08:29:22 AM EST
But I do see a distinct difference between Page and Hendrix. Hendrix was more experimental, more jazz-like, if you will. Page was more of a rock and roll riff monster. Pure energy turned up to 11.

Clapton, while I enjoy his stuff, isn't rock. But yeah, you can toss out lots of other guys from Ritchie Blackmore to Tony Iommi, but if I have to pick one it's Pagey.

Warmest regards,
--Your best pal Bob

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I can't believe you said that by lm (2.00 / 0) #27 Fri May 26, 2006 at 08:45:28 AM EST
Clapton wasn't rock?

I'd buy into the statement that Clapton wasn't always rock, but c'mon, Sunshine of Your Love?


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Well by Bob Abooey (2.00 / 0) #30 Fri May 26, 2006 at 08:51:44 AM EST
That was rock, but Clapton's thing back then was more of those long meandering blues jams. Sunshine of your Love was more of an anomaly than anything. Clapton always saw himself as a blues guitarist, in fact that's one of the reasons he left Cream, they were (despite what they wanted to be) very mainstream.

Warmest regards,
--Your best pal Bob

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Next you'll tell me that Layla was blues by lm (2.00 / 0) #33 Fri May 26, 2006 at 09:05:57 AM EST
I won't argue that Clapton always wanted to be a blues guitarist. But you can't always get what you want.

There is no more degenerate kind of state than that in which the richest are supposed to be the best.
Cicero, The Republic
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What's your opinion of BOB Evans? by ad hoc (2.00 / 0) #32 Fri May 26, 2006 at 08:54:46 AM EST
Also by Bob Abooey (4.00 / 1) #21 Fri May 26, 2006 at 08:06:09 AM EST
KISS is to guitar rock as Britney Spears is to Pop rock.

I mean, they sold a lot of records and they inspired a lot of kids to take drugs and play guitar, but those cats will never be "required listening" for aspiring rock guitarists.

Warmest regards,
--Your best pal Bob

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I know, I know by motty (4.00 / 1) #23 Fri May 26, 2006 at 08:16:32 AM EST
Then again, not everyone likes Jimi Hendrix, hard though that is to believe. I knew a guy who didn't like Jimi Hendrix but claimed he did like The Who. Strange guy. Married an even stranger woman.

There are also people believe it or not who claim not to like Led Zeppelin. Truly the world is a strange place.

Unfortunately, I couldn't say 'I don't like X' where X is any of those people without it being a lie, and KISS was all I could think of. You're right, bad example.

Hang on. I could have said that I wasn't that great a fan of Bowie, since I am not. Maybe that would have been a better example, as some people do seem to believe that he is in fact required listening, though I'm not sure in what genre.

I amd itn ecaptiaghle of drinking sthis d dar - Dr T

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Let me clarify one small point by Bob Abooey (4.00 / 1) #25 Fri May 26, 2006 at 08:23:01 AM EST
Me not liking his stuff and me thinking it sounds like a Holiday Inn Lounge pianist are two different issues.

I don't like Black Sabbath but when I listen to them I don't get bad Hotel Lounge flashbacks.

Warmest regards,
--Your best pal Bob

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Funny that by motty (4.00 / 1) #28 Fri May 26, 2006 at 08:45:30 AM EST
I do like Black Sabbath, though the flashbacks they give me make absolutely no sense. At all.

I amd itn ecaptiaghle of drinking sthis d dar - Dr T
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RE: Jazz by zarathus (2.00 / 0) #34 Fri May 26, 2006 at 10:36:04 AM EST
I do not like Jazz, either.  In fact, the only Jazz I will tolerate are the few short excerpts one enounters when enjoying The Simpsons.

Even worse, what really sends a chill down my spine is when that word is translated in Spanish.  It comes out kinda like "yath" or "yazz" with a little lisp at the end.  (shudder)

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that biscuit won't be dry by webwench (2.00 / 0) #35 Fri May 26, 2006 at 02:55:22 PM EST
You know they're just gonna lick the butter off of one they already cooked, right?


Getting more attention than you since 1998.

That's *hawt*. by ammoniacal (2.00 / 0) #36 Sat May 27, 2006 at 02:59:58 PM EST

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

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