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« Reply #125 on: December 24, 2011, 11:16:44 am »
Dogstoothe, did we discuss the Robbie Robertson CD that came out this year, "How to Become Clairavoyant". I really like that. I know you and Fury dislike Clapton, but he adds a lot to that CD as well.

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« Reply #126 on: December 24, 2011, 01:09:27 pm »
Re:  Rolling Stone's 100 guitar players -- I actually know David Fricke, one of the editors of
Rolling Store, that came up with the list.  Very mild mannered and unobtrusive guy.  Comes for Jazz Fest every year.  I don't see Muddy or Robbie Robertson, but it's hard to navigate the Rolling Stone article.  B.B. King at number three surprises me, and I'm with Fury on Clapton -- that guy does nothing for me at all.  A few of the songs on Springsteen's first couple of albums are worth listening to, but Born to Run was just awful.  Keith Richards -- what Fury says again.  You don't get that Rolling Stones hip shaking, toe tapping, rock-n-roll groove without him.

B.B. King is not #3 but #6 on the latest Rolling Stone Magazine list of top 100 guitarists of all-time.  B.B. King was #3 in their Top 10 list in 2003. Muddy Waters is #49 and Robbie Robertson is #59 on the latest list.  IMO, Rory Gallagher at #57 is low.  Probably belongs in the top 46 of all-time if not higher.  He was definitely better than either Jerry Garcia or Stephen Stills as a guitarist.  Gibson.com had Rory at #42 on their 2010 list of top 50 guitarists of all-time.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/100-greatest-guitarists-20111123

The complete 2011 Rolling Stone Magazine list:


1. Jimi Hendrix
2. Eric Claption
3. Jimmy Page
4. Keith Richards
5. Jeff Beck
6. B.B. King
7. Chuck Berry
8. Eddie Van Halen
9. Duane Allman
10. Pete Townshend
11. George Harrison
12. Stevie Ray Vaughan
13. Albert King
14. David Gilmour
15. Freddy King
16. Derek Trucks
17. Neil Young
18. Les Paul
19. James Burton
20. Carlos Santana
21. Chet Atkins
22. Frank Zappa
23. Buddy Guy
24. Angus Young
25. Tony Iommi
26. Brian May
27. Bo Diddley
28. Johnny Ramone
29. Scotty Moore
30. Elmore James
31. Ry Cooder
32. Billy Gibbons
33. Prince
34. Curtis Mayfield
35. John Lee H00ker
36. Randy Rhoads
37. Mick Taylor
38. The Edge
39. Steve Cropper
40. Tom Morello
41. Mick Ronson
42. Mike Bloomfield
43. Hubert Sumlin
44. Mark Knopfler
45. Link Wray
46. Jerry Garcia
47. Stephen Stills
48. Johhny Greenwood
49. Muddy Waters
50. Ritchie Blackmore
51. Johnny Marr
52. Clarence White
53. Otis Rush
54. Joe Walsh
55. John Lennon
56. Albert Collins
57. Rory Gallagher
58. Peter Green
59. Robbie Robertson
60. Ron Asheton
61. Dickey Betts
62. Robert Fripp
63. Johnny Winter
64. Duane Eddy
65. Slash
66. Leslie West
67. T-Bone Walker
68. John McLaughlin
69. Richard Thompson
70. Jack White
71. Robert Johnson
72. John Frusciante
73. Kurt Cobain
74. Dick Dale
75. Joni Mitchell
76. Robby Krieger
77. Willie Nelson
78. John Fahey
79. Mike Campbell
80. Buddy Holly
81. Lou Reed
82. Nels Cline
83. Eddie Hazel
84. Joe Perry
85. Andy Summers
86. J Mascis
87. James Hetfield
88. Carl Perkins
89. Bonnie Raitt
90. Tom Verlaine
91. Dave Davies
92. Dimebag Darrell
93. Paul Simon
94. Peter Buck
95. Roger McGuinn
96. Bruce Springsteen
97. Steve Jones
98. Alex Lifeson
99. Thurston Moore
100. Lindsey Buckingham




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« Reply #127 on: December 25, 2011, 12:11:55 am »
Thanks, Andy.  Much easier to see.  Seems to me the trouble with getting info from the internet nowadays is that there is too much information and too much stuff you don't need to know, like they are making it hard on purpose.  "Visit our website at . . . (because really there is no one that is going to pick up the phone to answer your questions)." 

msf -- I've just heard bits and pieces of the new Robertson, and only once, which brings me to the  argument that I've had with Scoop -- she claims that the music we like is generational, if you were coming of age when Frank Sinatra was on the radio, and you dug it, then that type of music became your music of choice.  Music, she claims, is relative to the individual, has a variety of genres, and for the most part is personal, and not subject to criticism.  To each his own so to speak.  To some extent I agree with her, for instance I did not grow up listening to jazz music, either progressive or traditional, and I have no interest in it today.  Same with classical music.  However, within the genres there are certainly great artists, average artists, mediocre and poor, and these rankings are much more than just personal opinions or generational coming of age coincidences.  I am too young to have listened to Muddy Waters in my formative years yet nobody can tell me he is not a great great artist/musician/singer.  And I think that's what music is really all about -- it hits in some part of the collective unconscious, some part of the back brain, that makes you go "YES, by God that is just terrific, that is great music, that is a great song, that is great guitar work, etc."  And the great stuff never gets old.  It always works.

Then there's Jeter with his Frank Zappa and Captain Beefheart . . . so maybe I'm just a country/folk hillbilly.

Merry Christmas White Sox fans!

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« Reply #128 on: December 25, 2011, 06:31:10 pm »
Nice to see Link Wray on that list. 


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« Reply #129 on: December 26, 2011, 09:33:47 am »
Now see, that is one type of guitar music I really do not like. I could keep him off, but I can see why he is on there.

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« Reply #130 on: December 26, 2011, 02:24:00 pm »
A few of the songs on Springsteen's first couple of albums are worth listening to, but Born to Run was just awful. 

Bingo!

Same goes for U2; pretty good early stuff, but the album that propelled them to stardom just plain sucked.

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« Reply #131 on: December 27, 2011, 10:44:40 am »
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Now see, that is one type of guitar music I really do not like. I could keep him off, but I can see why he is on there.

Yeah, we all have our preferences (I don't care for most guitarists post-'67, while most people love the late '60s/early '70s style pioneered by Hendrix and Clapton), but without Link Wray we wouldn't have the power chord.  So, no Pete Townshend, et al, without Link.

Dick Dale is also on the list, which is great.  I saw him a few years ago and he blew me away.  He plays loud!  And Steve Cropper, one of my favorites, is at #39.  Actually I would rather listen to Lowman Pauling (who was Cropper's main influence), but Cropper's presence on the list is reassuring.

I'm also heartened by the absence of Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, and Yngwie Malmsteen, who always seem to impress a lot of people.

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« Reply #132 on: December 27, 2011, 10:50:18 am »
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the music we like is generational, if you were coming of age when Frank Sinatra was on the radio, and you dug it, then that type of music became your music of choice.  Music, she claims, is relative to the individual, has a variety of genres, and for the most part is personal, and not subject to criticism.  To each his own so to speak.

To each his own, to be sure.  Everybody finds music that resonates with them.  I don't know about the generational thing.  Maybe to a certain extent it's true, but I grew up in the late '60s and early '70s, listening to a lot what's now called "classic rock" (and also a lot of Motown and soul/funk).  These days, I find that I don't like much from that era.  On the other hand, I don't like jazz, either. 

So, maybe I'm just a mutant.

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« Reply #133 on: December 28, 2011, 08:53:13 am »
well, now that you brought that up, heh

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« Reply #135 on: January 09, 2012, 11:39:09 pm »
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« Reply #136 on: January 10, 2012, 06:50:16 pm »
Wacky and weird, those Frenchies.

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« Reply #137 on: January 11, 2012, 02:08:49 pm »
One for Jeter et al....

http://www.****.com/article_19618_6-horrible-aftermaths-implied-by-movies-with-happy-endings.html?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=fanpage&utm_campaign=new+article&wa_ibsrc=fanpage

6 horrible aftermaths of movies with happy endings.

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« Reply #138 on: January 11, 2012, 02:49:22 pm »
That was good stuff. 

At the end of her three-plus hour rambling response to Bill Paxton's single question of "Do you know where this comically oversized diamond is?"

Heh

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« Reply #139 on: January 12, 2012, 09:20:19 am »
Yeah, I almost think I recognize that kid in that photo Andy has pinned at top of the forum. But I suppose, as Jeter seemed to infer, we have all met a kid like that, I bet he was a big time ahole.

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« Reply #140 on: January 12, 2012, 09:27:47 am »
I have spent the past two weeks inventorying my baseball card collection, started with 1953 (only a handful of cards) and am at 1988 right now. Found a real nice website that has printable checklists for every year and about every set (yes, even any jello or cereal collections as well). I love my 1962 Nellie Fox jello card, except I could not cut a straight **** line with a scissors at that age.

Had 1200 card in 1985, and close that in every set since. I needed to sort numerically in order to have a fighting chance for entering onto checklists. 1200 cards of a almost 800 card set, and I still am missing like 24 cards. When I get to 90s I typically bought complete sets, and that should be much easier, no need to even open them I guess.

Anyway, quite a nice time, good winter project now that winter finally arrived. Seeing lots of really cool cards, guys I had completely forgotten about.

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« Reply #141 on: January 12, 2012, 09:39:27 am »
Do you have this one?



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« Reply #142 on: January 12, 2012, 09:50:00 am »
heh, not quite sure. I bet I have the card, just not sure if it is readable or blacked out. I will let you know, not to that year yet. A buddy swung over last night and asked me the same question.

I have a 1957 Hank Aaron batting left handed (negative came out reversed or some weird thing). I think that would be my best card, other than maybe 1968 Mets Rookie card with Nolan Ryan and Jerry Koosman. Had two of them at one time, sold one about 20 years ago for $750. Some Nolan Ryan freak did not have that one in his collection. Only card I have ever sold I think. I thought the cards were in ok shape, told him to make a choice which card he wanted. He thought they were in fantastic shape.

I just wanted to know what I have and how many I have. Then if I ever want to unload I know what I have, or if I give to my son and his kids, they know what they have.

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« Reply #143 on: January 12, 2012, 09:58:43 am »
Just read "In The Garden of Beasts" by Erik Larson.   Enjoyed it.  Anyone else read it?

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« Reply #144 on: January 12, 2012, 10:42:21 am »
MSF, want to organize my cards?  Been in the same box they were in when we put them in mom's attic back in the 80s, but I've moved them with me ever since.  Mostly from late 60s to early 80s.

Think I still have a bunch of Kellogg's 3D cards and the ones you'd cut out from the bottom of twinkie boxes.

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« Reply #145 on: January 12, 2012, 04:19:53 pm »
I would do it for ya after I got done with me own. They have those Kellogg 3-D checklists as well as the Twinkie ones. I have only found a couple they did not have. Found one page wrong in one Topps too, it was last page from previous year, LOL. They even have a checklist for those coins with players on them that they had in 1964 and maybe a later year, 71 maybe?

When I get done with mine, you haul your cards up here and I will take care of it for ya. If you have doubles of folks I need and vice-versa it would be perfect.

I know a dealer with over a million cards. I used to buy Sox cards from him (tried to fill out every year of all the Sox cards). He told me he could not keep the binders updated due to cost to pay a kid to do it, and then probably worry about what he/she is stealing. I would do it, I need to call him, its been a while, think he is insurance salesman now for a real job.  As long as I could blow a doobie while working, I am pretty good at it.

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« Reply #146 on: January 12, 2012, 04:34:12 pm »
MSF is obviously getting the most out of his retirement...

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« Reply #147 on: January 12, 2012, 08:01:49 pm »
When I get to 90s I typically bought complete sets, and that should be much easier, no need to even open them I guess.


heh!  MSF just likes to have them near, no need to even look at them.

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« Reply #148 on: January 12, 2012, 11:19:09 pm »
I thought you were going to be playing on his "90s" thing and go with the age angle.

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« Reply #149 on: January 13, 2012, 09:25:44 am »
Do you have this one?



 

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