Print Story Turin Turambor was awesome.
By gzt (Fri Aug 20, 2010 at 03:46:30 PM EST) gzt, ed coan, turin, vibrato (all tags)
Killed his best friend who was rescuing him, married his sister, killed a couple innocent people who broke bad news to him, but also killed a lot of bad guys and a dragon. Just finished his part of Silmarillion. See, this could be made into a decent movie because the story told in a sparse manner. Unfortunately, there's a lot of backstory, I don't know how much of it needs to be told to understand the story, but there's a lot.

Saw Othello last night. Decent production, Shakespeare is good. Teh Wife remarked that Shakespeare is hard to mess up, but I think the opposite is true.

A movie of the story of Turin, however, should not be made, because they would make it suck. A Ray Harryhausen dragon would be AWESOME, though.

I like this article from Breaker:

I have an idle wish to have the book about Ed Coan, but it seems to be out of print and exorbitantly expensive. The old web pages that discuss selling it are out of date. I heard vague rumors that, several years ago, Quads Gym sold copies of the book, but that was several years ago. Ed Coan was a dominant figure in powerlifting. He was undefeated for over 16 years and often beat the competition in the world championships in his weight class by over 14%. At one time, he got the all time highest total ever for any weight class even though he weighed 200# less than the guy who previously had the record. He was like the Michael Jordan of powerlifting, except more dominant and longer-lasting. Apparently a nice guy, too.

Vibrato or not? Commentary on the evolution of technique on strings.

I'm just going to post this. I'm also going to finish whatever I'm working on and go train or something.

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Ed Coan by lm (2.00 / 0) #1 Fri Aug 20, 2010 at 07:08:33 PM EST
worldcat says that the Indian Prairie, IL library district has a copy on the shelf.

That is, if by the Ed Coan book you mean Marty Gallagher's biography.

There is no more degenerate kind of state than that in which the richest are supposed to be the best.
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yes by gzt (2.00 / 0) #2 Fri Aug 20, 2010 at 08:23:51 PM EST
I'd consider looking into interlibrary loan.

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Turin by anonimouse (4.00 / 1) #3 Sat Aug 21, 2010 at 11:30:47 AM EST
is the Oedipus of the Silmarillion

Girls come and go but a mortgage is for 25 years -- JtL
The Turin movie by georgeha (4.00 / 1) #4 Sun Aug 22, 2010 at 04:10:44 PM EST
is Lucas available? He's got a track record with that brother-sister thing.

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