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Mindy McCready lost her battle with life yesterday.  Shot herself on the same back porch as her boyfriend/soulmate and father of her youngest child did a month ago.  I remember her when she was a big country singer and more recently a patient on Celebrity Rehab.  Very tragic and my heart goes out to her children.

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Lakers owner Dr. Jerry Buss passed away today

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nba--from- … 37054.html

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Not a recent thing, but this week is the tenth anniversary of the Station Nightclub fire in Rhode Island where 100 were killed and 200 others injured.  A lot of people in this area knew someone affected by this, and it certainly changed my perspective on being at a show in a small, crowded place. Many who lost loved ones or survived this fire are still having a hard time dealing with it.  Seems like it was only yesterday.

Sandy

"There's a lot of people that are in so much of a hurry to be, I guess, to be famous or that they don't want to take the time to learn to play and do all that.They'd rather just knock it down off a computer and maybe get on a game show and get famous..That's fine if that's what you want to do.
"We're more old school than that. We like creating the sounds."  - Tom Petty

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samjp4 wrote:

Not a recent thing, but this week is the tenth anniversary of the Station Nightclub fire in Rhode Island where 100 were killed and 200 others injured.  A lot of people in this area knew someone affected by this, and it certainly changed my perspective on being at a show in a small, crowded place. Many who lost loved ones or survived this fire are still having a hard time dealing with it.  Seems like it was only yesterday.

Sandy

Well, of course I remember that Sandy.  I remember writing on Joe's forum my opinion that it was time to completely eliminate pyrotechnics from musical performances indoors.  Well now Brazil had an even worse fire last month, 238? lives lost.  Terrible TRAGEDIES.

BUT ultimately they were PREVENTABLE.  Find some other way to wow your crowds, please!  It's bad enough with presumption of all the indoor electrical circuits are 100% safe , but adding explosions and real fires...my stamp of disapproval says FOOLISH. 


Rock ON & Hope For Learning,
Rocket

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Recently had my first live exposure to Trans Siberian Orchestra with around 30,000 in the audience.  Has to be the biggest pyro gig around.  Was far enough back that it didn't scare me, but you could actually feel the heat on your face about 25 rows back!  With all the flame, fireworks and lasers, real entertaining sensory overload, fun once, glad I went (my cousin is their tour sound mixer), but seems like it's only a matter of time before something goes wrong.

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Yeah the risk is definitely going to be there with pyro indoors but I'd still feel safer at a Trans Siberian show at a larger theatre or arena than in a small night club run by lower level management. I think a flame shooting pot on the stage in a small building with low celiengs, and cramped quarters with very few exits is an invitation for disaster.

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Kevin Ayers, ex Soft Machine.

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Rumors were rampant and confusing last night, but his family took him off life support and he passed this morning.
R.I.P. Magic Slim   

http://www.americanbluesscene.com/2013/ … way-at-75/           Tap an Angel...

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sad Another great bluesman gone. RIP Magic Slim. I saw him once. Great show.
Rick

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R.I.P. Dan Toler, from the Allman Brothers Band, from Lou Gehrigs Disease.
http://www.americanbluesscene.com/2013/ … sses-away/

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R.I.P. Dangerous Dan.

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Rest in Peace Dan...

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cathysiler wrote:

Rumors were rampant and confusing last night, but his family took him off life support and he passed this morning.
R.I.P. Magic Slim   

http://www.americanbluesscene.com/2013/ … way-at-75/           Tap an Angel...

*sigh*  He did perform at the Hot August Blues last summer, had 'em going, too!  Alas, one of the last for him and us...

Rest In Peace Magic Slim, Sighing The Teardrops,
Rocket

"He still doesn't charge for mistakes! wink"
http://jbonamassa.com/tour-dates/
"Everybody wants ta get inta the act!"
“Now, this isn’t your ordinary party crowd, here.  I mean, there are professionals in here.”

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cathysiler wrote:

R.I.P. Dan Toler, from the Allman Brothers Band, from Lou Gehrigs Disease.
http://www.americanbluesscene.com/2013/ … sses-away/


Dangerous Dan Toler.  Dude was dangerously diverse.
sad

Another ouch.


Rock ON & Keep the Faith,
Rocket

"He still doesn't charge for mistakes! wink"
http://jbonamassa.com/tour-dates/
"Everybody wants ta get inta the act!"
“Now, this isn’t your ordinary party crowd, here.  I mean, there are professionals in here.”

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Trad jazz fans will be sorry to learn, Kenny Ball died earlier today, complications arising from pnuemonia. He was 82 and still touring, most recently in Germany.

All those who believe in psychokenesis raise my hand........

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Also heard yesterday that another legend is lost to us;  Alvin Lee of Ten Years After fame passed away in Spain aged 68. Complications after routine surgery is the only cause of death given so far. A guy blessed with pin-up good looks and explosive guitar playing, certainly made his mark at Woodstock. His most recent album was released only last August and he was due to play along side Johnny Winter next month is Paris.

All those who believe in psychokenesis raise my hand........

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BansheeUK wrote:

Also heard yesterday that another legend is lost to us;  Alvin Lee of Ten Years After fame passed away in Spain aged 68. Complications after routine surgery is the only cause of death given so far. A guy blessed with pin-up good looks and explosive guitar playing, certainly made his mark at Woodstock. His most recent album was released only last August and he was due to play along side Johnny Winter next month is Paris.

Very sad to hear to hear this.  I literally gasped when I read Mike's news and feel gutted.  Alvin was such a great musician and TYA was/is one of my all-time favorite bands.  Brought to you and taken away by helicopter.  RIP Mr. Lee.

Put the earbuds on and listen to His epic A Space In Time (1971) in its entirety.
http://youtu.be/yhVBn1Cc7AI

The performance of Woodstock.
http://youtu.be/bW5M5xljdCI

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Peter Banks, founding member of Yes.