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  1. we never really answered commented on the discussion of which is better, that first play on vinyl or a remastered cd. I vote for the first play on vinyl, I don't think you ever get that sound again.
  2. omg, they're actually running out of band members to play at funerals, this has to be sad. Friday 9th July, 2004 Army recall keeps the bands playing -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Big News Network.com Friday 9th July, 2004 The U.S. Army is keeping the bands playing, with 15 musicians among 5,600 former soldiers being tapped this week for a year's military duty. The Army said Thursday it is calling up four clarinetists, three saxophonists, two cornet or trumpeters, two French horn players, a euphonium player, an electric bass player and a percussionist for service in the Individual Ready Reserve. The bands are being stressed quite a bit, said Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Richard Cody, at a House Armed Services Committee hearing Wednesday. They do an awful lot of burial services especially for World War II veterans, he explained. Cody suggested the musicians may not be sent to Iraq but could be tapped for duty in the United States. The musicians either volunteered for the rarely tapped Individual Ready Reserve force or had a four-year obligation remaining on their original service contracts. http://feeds.bignewsnetwork.com/?sid=cb485a9c57ca1b97
  3. Revolver singer Weiland ordered into drug program Rocker Scott Weiland was sentenced to a six-month stint in a drug program on Thursday after pleading no contest to driving under the influence in Los Angeles. The former Stone Temple Pilots singer, who now fronts the band Velvet Revolver, also was placed on probation and ordered to repay the owner of a parked vehicle he rammed shortly before his October arrest on the misdemeanor DUI charge. Weiland, 36, previously was placed in a live-in detoxification program after an earlier arrest in May 2003 for heroin possession. In 1999, he served jail time for repeatedly violating his probation on drug charges and for failing to complete drug rehabilitation stints. (Reuters) http://feeds.bignewsnetwork.com/redir.php?...3eb58a266736f29
  4. A painting by 17th century Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer thought to be a fake for decades brought more than $28 million at a London auction. An anonymous telephone bidder purchased A Young Woman Seated at the Virginals Wednesday at Sotheby's in what was the first Vermeer painting auctioned since 1921 and which may be the last ever offered for sale, Britain's Telegraph reported Thursday. The controversy over the painting's artist raged up until the auction, with some critics claiming the painting was too poor to be a Vermeer. Seven months ago, a committee of Dutch museum experts attributed the painting to Vermeer, a crucial decision as all other known pictures by Vermeer are either in museums or in the British Royal Collection. The painting, Vermeer's 36th work, had been regarded as a Vermeer original in the early 20th century when Sir Alfred Beit of Ireland owned the art. A forgery scandal in 1947, however, cast doubt over the identity of the original artist. http://feeds.bignewsnetwork.com/?sid=89789d9b6592b348
  5. Friday 9th July, 2004 Recordings pirate gets jail sentence -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Big News Network.com Friday 9th July, 2004 Before being caught, Mark Purseglove of Chelsea in Britain enjoyed a lavish lifestyle for 11 years, pirating the recordings of the biggest show biz names. Thursday, a London court sentenced him to a 3 1/2-year jail term. He also faced the likelihood of being ordered to return much of the huge fortune he amassed, estimated at about $30 million. Purseglove used thousands of illicit recordings made by sound engineers and concert-goers to build a global counterfeit CD empire, Sky News reported. From the Beatles and Eminem to Michael Jackson, Purseglove spared no artist. With the help of a worldwide network of business contacts, the 33-year-old sold his illegal discs at music festivals, shops and online, the report said. He commissioned, manufactured and sold unavailable or illicit recordings of musical works by virtually every well-known artist in the world, prosecutor David Groome said. http://feeds.bignewsnetwork.com/?sid=47987f22aaf1a043
  6. Friday 9th July, 2004 'Jeopardy' champ winnings near $900K -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Big News Network.com Friday 9th July, 2004 Software engineer Ken Jennings chalked up his 27th Jeopardy win Thursday, adding $40,000 to his jackpot, now totaling $868,960. Host Alex Trebek noted the 30-year-old Salt Lake City resident's interest in game shows began at the tender age of 3. I don't remember this, but my grandparents said I'd call them up every morning and tell them how 'Wheel of Fortune' went, Jennings said. Jennings topped Oliver Mellet of Marina Del Rey, Calif., and Leonard Koss of Santa Monica, Calif., who won $3,800 and $3,595, respectively. Jennings went into the final round with $29,800 and wagered $10,200 on the answer: After a 58-year flirtation, this woman called it off temporarily in issue No. 720. Jennings and Koss came up with the correct question: Who is Lois Lane? The only Jeopardy record Jennings has yet to break is that for single day winnings, which stands at $52,000. http://feeds.bignewsnetwork.com/?sid=0fbba1539c46b91f
  7. Friday 9th July, 2004 Pilot Who Killed 4 Canadians In Afghanistan To Sue U.S. Air Force -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Big News Network.com Friday 9th July, 2004 Maj. Harry Schmidt, accused in the accidental bombing that killed four Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan, is now suing the U.S. Air Force. The fighter pilot, who is appealing a dereliction of duty verdict in the bombing case, will seek damages in his suit saying the air force released documents to the public about the case, his attorney said. Charles Gittins said the unprecedented release of the documents was a violation of Schmidt's privacy, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported Thursday. On Tuesday, Schmidt was given a letter of reprimand and ordered to forfeit $5,600 in pay. Schmidt was one of two National Guard pilots who dropped bombs during a nighttime, live-fire military exercise near Kandahar on an April 2002 mission. The four soldiers were the first Canadians killed in combat since the Korean War. Schmidt maintains he was not briefed on the Canadian exercise before the flight. He says he was told Taliban fighters were active in the area. http://feeds.bignewsnetwork.com/?sid=ee6c1a8afad646f8
  8. She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy Kenny Chesney Plowin' these fields in the hot summer sun Over by the gate lordy here she comes With a basket full of chicken and a big cold jug of sweet tea I make a little room and she climbs on up Open up a throttle and stir a little dust Just look at her face she ain't a foolin' me She thinks my tractor's sexy It really turns her on She's always starin' at me While I'm chuggin' along She likes the way it's pullin' while we're tillin' up the land She's even kind of crazy 'bout my farmer's tan She's the only one who really understands what gets me She thinks my tractor's sexy We ride back and forth 'til we run out of light Take it to the barn put it up for the night Climb up in the loft sit and talk with the radio on She said she's got a dream and I asked what it is She wants a little farm and a yard full of kids One more teeny weeny ride before take her home She thinks my tractor's sexy It really turns her on She's always starin' at me While I'm chuggin' along She likes the way it's pullin' while we're tillin' up the land She's even kind of crazy 'bout my farmer's tan She's the only one who really understands what gets me She thinks my tractor's sexy Well she ain't into cars or pickup trucks But if it runs like a Deere man her eyes light up She thinks my tractor's She thinks my tractor's sexy It really turns her on She's always starin' at me While I'm chuggin' along She likes the way it's pullin' while we're tillin' up the land She's even kind of crazy 'bout my farmer's tan She's the only one who really understands what gets me She thinks my tractor's sexy She thinks my tractor's sexy She thinks my tractor's sexy
  9. probably a case of "if you got em, flaunt em" lol
  10. British rock legend David Bowie underwent emergency heart surgery for a blocked artery last month but is now recovering and hopes to return to work in August, his publicist said on Thursday. Bowie, 57, sought treatment in a German hospital on June 25 after complaining of a pinched nerve during a European concert tour, publicist Mitch Schneider said in a statement. He underwent an angioplasty operation for an acutely blocked artery and was able to leave the clinic earlier this week. He is now convalescing at home with his family and hopes to start work next month. read the entire article here: http://www.cnn.com/2004/SHOWBIZ/Music/07/0...reut/index.html
  11. Kill Or Be Killed In Dog-Eat-Dog Baghdad -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Big News Network.com Friday 9th July, 2004 "How'd you end up with us, is this an embed?" the ridiculously young looking soldier asked me as we crouched on the roof of a power transformer station, surveying downtown Baghdad. He's peering down the sight of his belt-fed machine gun at a group of Iraqis located about 500 meters (yards) away towards the Tigris River when he realizes that they're armed. "Shit, shit, they have weapons," he yells across the roof at his corporal. "So fucking kill them," comes the pithy reply from the other ridiculously young solider. "Wait, wait. They're ICDC or ING or whatever the fuck they're called now," yells another. "They're with us." In the last week the Iraqi Civil Defense Corps has been renamed the Iraqi National Guard, a distinction that only means that the Iraqis will not be killed by the four man team that's protecting this impromptu command post. The roof is hot. Baghdad's high temperature on Wednesday is 118 degrees and the men of squad two, second platoon of the 1st Cavalry Division's 1-9 Regiment have already lost three men to the heat and it's only about half past noon. When told that I had just happened to hook up with their unit after being caught in the middle of a running gun battle in central Baghdad, one of the men laughs. "Well asshole, you just hooked up with the most dangerous squad in Baghdad," he says without looking up from his weapon, which is now trained on a small group of men several blocks away who are certainly not ING. Just what might be ordinary bravado from a young soldier echoes across the cement rooftop, his squad-mate clarifies. "No really we are," he says. "Out of the 11 of us, only two haven't won the Purple Heart in the last four months. It sucks to be us." He means that to be in his unit offers a nine out of 11 chance to be wounded in action. Having been quiet for the past 10 days as Iraq saw its sovereignty returned, insurgents picked the morning that the interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi announced sweeping security measures that effectively allow him to declare martial law to stamp out Iraq's bloody insurgency to attack U.S. and ING forces in central Baghdad. Terror attacks are common in Baghdad. Insurgents attacking convoys and U.S. bases outside Baghdad are frequent. But masked gunmen running through central Baghdad in fire fights with police, ING and U.S. military is unheard of. It barely happened during the invasion of Iraq. The morning began with a mortar attack on Allawi's residence, which we couldn't get close enough to investigate. Then suddenly traffic became even worse than its typically insufferable level. And the sight of U.S. Apache attack helicopters sweeping on firing runs in downtown Baghdad indicated something major was happening. Having deftly avoided much of the traffic, my driver and I were looking for what was happening, expecting a cordon of military vehicles keeping us away from the action. What we didn't expect was that our deftness -- a result of my driver's surreal ability to avoid traffic jams -- would drive ourselves into the middle of a firefight. As bullets flew around our car, which was hastily abandoned, we ran for the shelter of a nearby hospital. We could see U.S. troops far down the broad boulevard. And there was a lot of firing, but we couldn't see who was shooting or at what. But we could hear the bullets smacking trees nearby the now abandoned car and U.S. troops at the end of the road weren't shooting or getting shot at, making the usual calculations of how to safely cover a firefight -- avoid the people getting shot at -- useless. Having decided that the car was a safer option than huddling and waiting to figure out who was doing the shooting, we broke for the car and headed for the nearest Iraqi Police station to find out what was going on. The police station was milling with police carrying assault rifles and some casually mentioned that they were currently under attack from unknown forces. But the shooting had just stopped, likely connected to the missiles fired from an Apache overhead and the black smoke pluming into the sky a few blocks away. Just as the Iraqis were trying to decide whether they were still under attack, three Bradley Fighting Vehicles of the 1st Cav. arrived and dumped three squads of infantry into the area. As they took up defensive positions, they uncharacteristically ignored me, probably due to gunfire directed on their positions. It wasn't well aimed and hit no one in the vicinity, but it caused the platoon leader to send out a squad to stop it. Walking the streets of Haifa -- the neighborhood -- was tense and full of intermittent gunfire, causing the squad to take a solid 30 minutes to travel just a handful of blocks. Having picked the power station as a base, it was checked and gunners assigned to the roof to protect both the station itself and provide supporting fire to a group of ING reportedly a few blocks away. They were pinned down by insurgents and had three wounded men. So several armored vehicles arrived with the rest of the platoon and a rescue mission planned in the small courtyard of the building. It was decided that the rescue operation -- headed to the building four blocks away -- would be done on foot. As the 1st Lieutenant commanding the platoon conferred over maps and with his company commander by radio, a hulking sergeant major addressed the men. "We are expecting resistance, this is full weapons on, men," he bellowed. "If you don't like it, soldier, then shoot it. Shoot boxes or anything you think might be an (improvised explosive device). They are expecting us." Setting out in long lines of men covering each side of the street, the soldiers faced not only the odd gunshot, threat of ambush, or, worse, a roadside bomb, but also the stares of Iraqis who were gathering outside their homes and shops to watch the deadly show. Some scowled, others waved, and the men of second platoon were not happy walking through a rough neighborhood of Baghdad in daylight with little armored vehicle support. And the Apaches had run out of fuel and retuned home so there was no air cover. But as they moved down a side alley along, little happened. Leaving the alley, they broke into the open and quickly established a defensive perimeter around the ING building. One squad ran for the entrance, as the others provided cover, only to find the building locked. "Open this door or I'll open it myself," one soldier yelled at a confused Iraqi man outside the building who clearly had no idea what he was talking about. The ING, it turns out, had already left, even remembering to lock up the facility. "I hate this shit," said the lieutenant. "We have terrible (communications) with the ICDC or ING, or whatever they are. I can't believe this." But even as the group withdraws, one soldier sees something a block away. And a report of men using a nearby house to stage attacks has just come through. Three doors are hit. The first two have only women and children. The third small building has 12 fighting age men in it. And all of their identification is suspicious enough that -- despite the absence of weapons -- it's decided to arrest them for questioning. So second platoon marches their 12 prisoners -- and a growing band of curious reporters -- back the vehicles. As they are loaded into armored vehicles for the ride back to the unit's forward operating base, one of the men manages to slip away and actually sits down at a café down the block pretending like he wasn't involved. A translator for one news organization notices and the reporter innocently asks one soldier why the man was let go. "Get that guy," cries the lieutenant, who then walks over to the café himself and grabs the man, who doesn't even try and deny anything. He just shrugs and follows his friends into the back of the vehicle. Moments later, rifle shots ring out as one soldier notices that the street down the block is now littered with cardboard boxes. He carefully puts a round through each one to make sure none holds a roadside bomb. "You can't be too careful in Baghdad," he shrugs. http://feeds.bignewsnetwork.com/?sid=ee0a3b68eac04456
  12. Neil Young's Rockin' in the Free World, which plays over the closing credits of Fahrenheit 9/11, will be re-released, Daily Variety said Thursday. Reprise Records will re-release the song as a single, along with a video directed by Fahrenheit filmmaker Michael Moore, in late July or early August. Young's song criticized President George H.W. Bush when it was released as part of the 1989 album Freedom. Fahrenheit 9/11, which criticizes the policies and leadership of President George W. Bush -- opens nationwide on Friday. Young presented Moore's movie Tuesday at the Los Angeles Film Festival, where he is this year's artist in residence. It's the perfect time for this movie, Young said. http://feeds.bignewsnetwork.com/?sid=ed19e20a95cea9de There are colours on the street Red, white and blue People shufflin' their feet People sleepin' in their shoes But there's a warnin' sign on the road ahead There's a lot of people sayin' we'd be better off dead Don't feel like Satan but I am to them So I try to forget it anyway I can Keep on rockin' in the free world Keep on rockin' in the free world Keep on rockin' in the free world Keep on rockin' in the free world I see a girl in the night With a baby in her hand Under an old street light Near a garbage can Now she puts the kid away and she's gone to get a hit She hates her life and what she's done to it That's one more kid that will never go to school Never get to fall in love never get to be cool Keep on rockin' in the free world Keep on rockin' in the free world Keep on rockin' in the free world Keep on rockin' in the free world We got a thousand points of light For the homeless man We got a kinder gentler machine gun hand We got department stores and toilet paper Got styrofoam boxes for the ozone layer Got a man of the people says keep hope alive Got fuel to burn got roads to drive Keep on rockin' in the free world Keep on rockin' in the free world Keep on rockin' in the free world Keep on rockin' in the free world
  13. Singer-songwriter Syreeta Wright, best known for her duet with Billy Preston on "With You I'm Born Again" and as the former wife of Stevie Wonder, died Monday after a long struggle with cancer. She was 58. Wright recorded six albums for Motown, the most notable being the first two, which were produced by Wonder. Born Rita Wright in Pittsburgh, Syreeta was working in the '60s as a Motown secretary when she was enlisted as a backup singer. Founder Berry Gordy later signed her to the label and she recorded a Brian Holland/Ashford & Simpson tune initially meant for Diana Ross, "I Can't Give Back the Love I Feel for You." Wright married Wonder in 1970. Although the union lasted only two years, their professional collaboration as songwriters spawned a series of hits, including "If You Really Love Me," "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours" and the Spinners' "It's a Shame." read entire article here: http://www.cnn.com/2004/SHOWBIZ/Music/07/0...reut/index.html
  14. desdemona

    rita coolidge

    not sure why this album doesn't get a high rating as one of rita coolidge's better albums, but it was my favorite. The author says she doesn't have a distinctive voice but I beg to differ, her low bassey softness and phrasology remains distinctive to me. AMG REVIEW: Rita Coolidge's third album is a fine mixture of covers and originals that manages to showcase her fine vocal abilities as well as show off an impressive array of friends. Booker T. Jones contributes not only his fine flute skills, but also two songs. Noted guitarist and songwriter Marc Benno also lends his impressive, laid-back guitar work all throughout the album. His "Donut Man" adds an air of lazy funk to the proceedings. Bob Dylan's "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight" probably gets the most soulful reading, with Coolidge's take on Leonard Cohen's "Bird on a Wire" following close behind. Kris Kristofferson is represented at the tail end of the album with the title track. She may not have had the most distinctive of voices, but Coolidge definitely captured the sort of laid-back energy and approach associated with early-'70s country-rock. If Rita Coolidge's voice and stellar class of backing musicians aren't enough to sway you, consider the cover that shows her bedecked in what looks to be several pounds of turquoise, or the gatefold in which she appears pensive, with Stonehenge not too far in the background. — Jon Pruett 1. My Crew - 4:53 2. Fever (Cooley/Davenport) - 3:28 3. Bird on a Wire (Cohen) - 5:39 4. I'll Be Your Baby Tonight (Dylan) - 3:15 5. A Woman Left Lonely (Oldham/Penn) - 5:05 6. Whiskey, Whiskey - 4:00 7. Everybody Loves a Winner - 4:04 8. Donut Man - 3:25 9. Inside of Me - 6:35 10. The Lady's Not for Sale - 4:10
  15. desdemona

    The Outlaws

    well I guess this is one of those bands where "guess you had to be there",although alot of you have heard "green grass and high tides", the outlaws were a great band to see live, they played backup for the allman brothers in the seventies but soon became a headliner playing my area many times, it was always thrilling to see each lead guitar player (there were3) step up and join the other at the edge of the front stage, with the bass all 4 playing so fast and hard in sync it was a blast. I have all their early albums, one of my favorites was the self-titled "outlaws" below a short review. By the mid-'70s, Southern bands seemed be making a last stand for rock & roll, with two- and three-guitar lineups and not a keyboard in sight. The Outlaws' self-titled debut was released in 1975, a few years after the Allman Brothers Band's greatest glories and a couple of years before the untimely demise of the original Lynyrd Skynyrd. The Outlaws latched onto their Southern heritage by way of Florida, threw in some harmony by way of the Eagles, and then wrote a number of songs that played to their strengths. The result was — and is — a good classic rock & roll album. Several of the Outlaws' best songs are present here, including "There Goes Another Love Song," "Green Grass and High Tides," and "Song for You." Hughie Thomasson only sings lead on these three songs, but since two of them were the best-known Outlaw songs, it is his voice that is most associated with the band. It's fun to hear cuts like "Song for You" and "Knoxville Girl," which never received a lot of radio play. "Keep Prayin'," sung by Henry Paul and Billy Jones, is a fine piece of Southern boogie with high soaring harmony on the chorus. Although "Green Grass and High Tides" has been played a million and six times on album-oriented rock stations, it nonetheless deserves mention. Created in the tradition of the Allman Brothers Band's "Dreams" and Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Free Bird," the song still sounds fresh in the context of the album, and doesn't feel long at its nearly ten-minute length. The Outlaws' debut blew a fresh blast of rock & roll onto a scene increasingly dominated by synthesizers and dance music. It will leave the listener singing along and dreaming about the good ol' days. — Ronnie Lankford Jr. 1. There Goes Another Love Song (Thomasson/Yoho/Yoho) - 3:06 2. Song for You (Hones/Jones/Thomasson) - 3:34 3. Song in the Breeze (Paul) - 3:07 4. If Follows from Your Heart (Jones) - 5:22 5. Cry No More (Jones) - 4:21 6. Waterhole (Outlaws [1]) - 2:06 7. Stay With Me (Paul) - 3:32 8. Keep Prayin' (O'Keefe/OKeefe) - 2:46 9. Knoxville Girl (Paul) - 3:32 10. Green Grass and High Tides (Thomasson
  16. U.S. indicts CIA contractor in Afghanistan prison death By Terry Frieden CNN Washington Bureau Tuesday, June 22, 2004 Posted: 2:21 PM EDT (1821 GMT) WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A contractor working for the CIA has been indicted on charges stemming from the death of a prisoner at a prison in Afghanistan, Justice Department officials said. It is the first time charges have been brought against a civilian since the reports of alleged prison abuse in Iraq and Afghanistan surfaced in the past few months. The four-count indictment says the contractor, David Passaro, 38, beat an Afghan prisoner identified as Abdul Wali, who had surrendered voluntarily at the front gate of a U.S. detention facility near Asadabad in the northeastern Kunar Province on June 18, 2003. The remote site, which had been under frequent rocket attack, is about five miles from the Pakistani border, where remnants of the Taliban and al Qaeda remain active. A federal grand jury in Raleigh, North Carolina, returned the indictment, which includes two counts of assault causing serious injury and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon. Each count carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine upon conviction. Federal law allows civilian charges to be brought against U.S. citizens for crimes overseas if they are not under military jurisdiction. After a brief court appearance Thursday, Passaro was ordered to remain in custody pending a detention hearing set for next Tuesday. Attorney General John Ashcroft said at a Thursday news conference that Wali was suspected of participating in the attacks on the Asadabad base and that Passaro's job was to assist military personnel detain prisoners at the base. While in custody, Wali was interrogated by Passaro about the rocket attacks, Ashcroft said. "During these interrogations on June 19 and June 20, it is alleged that Passaro beat Wali repeatedly using his hands and feet and a large flashlight," Ashcroft said, quoting from the indictment. "Abdul Wali died in a cell on Asadabad Base on June 21, 2003," the indictment says. Passaro, a former U.S. Army Ranger, had arrived at the base at the beginning of June, a U.S. official said. Ashcroft said the case would be fully investigated. "President Bush has made it clear that the U.S. will not tolerate criminal acts of brutality such as those alleged in this indictment," he said in a prepared statement. "The types of illegal abuse detailed run counter to our values and our policies and are not representative of our men and women in the military and associated personnel serving honorably and admirably for the cause of freedom." Passaro, of Lillington, North Carolina, was arrested Thursday morning at his workplace in Fayetteville. Officials said Passaro was to have an initial appearance Thursday afternoon at the federal courthouse in Raleigh. read the entire article here: http://www.cnn.com/2004/LAW/06/17/afghan.i...ment/index.html
  17. The Eastern World It is explodin' Violence flarin' Bullets loadin' You're old enough to kill But not for votin' You don't believe in war But what's that gun you're totin' And even the Jordan River has bodies floatin' But you tell me over, and over, and over again my friend Ah, you don't believe we're on the eve of destruction Don't you understand what I'm tryin' to say And can't you feel the fears I'm feelin' today If the button is pushed, there's no runnin' away There'll be no one to save With the whole world in a grave Take a look around you boy, It's bound to scare you boy And you tell me over, and over, and over again my friend Ah, you don't believe we're on the eve of destruction Yeah, my blood's so mad Feels like coagulatin' I'm sittin' here, just contemplatin' I can't twist the truth It knows no regulation Handful of senators don't pass legislation And marches alone can't bring integration When human respect is disintegratin' This whole crazy world Is just too frustratin' And you tell me over, and over, and over again my friend Ah, you don't believe we're on the eve of destruction And think of all the hate there is in Red China Then take a look around to Selma, Alabama Ah you may leave here for four days in space But when you return it's the same old place The poundin' of the drums The pride and disgrace You can bury your dead, but don't leave a trace Hate your next door neighbor, but don't forget to say grace But you tell me over, and over, and over, and over again my friend You don't believe we're on the eve of destruction No, no, you don't believe we're on the eve of destruction.
  18. Drummer Ringo Starr is 64. (Lennon/McCartney) When I get older losing my hair Many years from now Will you still be sending me a valentine Birthday greetings, bottle of wine? If I'd been out till quarter to three Would you lock the door? Will you still need me, will you still feed me When I'm sixty-four? You'll be older too And if you say the word I could stay with you I could be handy, mending a fuse When your lights have gone You can knit a sweater by the fireside Sunday mornings go for a ride Doing the garden, digging the weeds Who could ask for more? Will you still need me, will you still feed me When I'm sixty-four? Every summer we can rent a cottage in the Isle of Wight If it's not too dear We shall scrimp and save Grandchildren on your knee Vera, Chuck & Dave Send me a postcard, drop me a line Stating point of view Indicate precisely what you mean to say Yours sincerely, wasting away Give me your answer, fill in a form Mine for evermore Will you still need me, will you still feed me When I'm sixty-four? Ho
  19. Posted 7/7/2004 11:58 AM Updated 7/7/2004 1:24 PM Pentagon taxing Reserves to 'breaking point' WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is taxing its reserve soldiers "nearly to the breaking point" with repeated and extended deployments in its two ongoing wars, a senior lawmaker told defense officials Wednesday. Iraq service pushes regular and reserve soldiers to the max in Iraq, including Lt. Lucas Meyer, who in 2003 fell asleep in his tank, toothbrush in hand. By Jack Gruber, USA TODAY "I'm worried ... worried for them, for asking very few to exert an enormous sustained effort for the good of all of us," said Missouri Rep. Ike Skelton, ranking Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee. The committee was hearing testimony on troop rotations in Iraq and Afghanistan, looking with particular interest at reservists and at a move made last week by the Defense Department to call back soldiers who have already served. For the first time in more than a decade, the Army is forcing thousands of former soldiers back into uniform, a reflection of the strain on the service of long campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan. More than 5,600 former soldiers — mostly those who recently finished serving and have skills in military policing, engineering, logistics, medicine or transportation — will be assigned to National Guard and Reserve units that are scheduled to deploy to Iraq or Afghanistan. Perhaps thousands more are likely to be called up next year, the Pentagon said. The new call-up is the first sizable activation of the Individual Ready Reserve since the 1991 Gulf War, though several hundred people have voluntarily returned to service since the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks. People in the Individual Ready Reserve are distinct from the National Guard and Reserve because they do not perform regularly scheduled training and are not paid as reservists. They are eligible to be recalled in an emergency because their active duty hitches did not complete the service obligation in their enlistment contracts. Stretched by war needs, the Pentagon has declared a "stop-loss" to prevent the separation of troops who have finished their obligation. The Army is so stretched for manpower that in April it broke a promise to some active-duty units, including the 1st Armored Division, that they would not have to serve more than 12 months in Iraq. It also has extended the tours of other units, including some in Afghanistan. "We're taxing our part-time soldiers, our Guard and Reserves nearly to the breaking point," said Skelton. "We have to be aware that the families back home are paying a significant price. We don't want to break the force." Critics say the stop-losses and dipping into the Individual Ready Reserve amounts to conscripting people to fight in Iraq. Some say the military needs a permanent increase in troops.
  20. don't ask me why I posted that here, just seeing the current pic of paul mccartney, lol geez, he looked old, lol
  21. don't you just hate when radio stations that played oldies when you were younger had tracks from the 50's, now they play 70's, geez, scary, but one redeeming feature is the quality of the music. I like alot of new artists but nothing seems to compare to the innovative and classic sounds, musicianship,of the 70's.
  22. 50 best rock intros By Larry Aydlette, Rachel Sauer, Leslie Gray Streeter, Jon Glass and Mark Buzek, Palm Beach Post Staff Writers Sunday, July 4, 2004 You're in your car. Top down. Radio on. And on comes the magic riff, the golden opening moments of a favorite rock, soul or pop song that make you hit the volume switch and start the mandatory head-bob, followed closely by the mandatory air guitar-ing. That's what we call a great intro. Here's our totally subjective countdown of the 50 greatest beginnings. So, let's rock. 50. Louie, Louie, The Kingsmen. Duh-duh-duh. Duh-duh. Duh-duh-duh. The sound that launched a thousand garage bands. 49. All I Wanna Do, Sheryl Crow. A tight, swirly little guitar riff and then Sheryl saunters out, all sassy-like, and shouts: "Hit it! This ain't no disco. It ain't no country club either. This is El-A!" You go, girl! 48. Tutti Frutti, Little Richard. Repeat after us: "A wop bop a lu bop ba lop bam boom!" 47. Ain't Too Proud To Beg, The Temptations. A rockin' drum pattern, a crash of sweet cymbal and then the lion's roar of lead singer David Ruffin: "I know you wanna leave me . . . " 46. Wipe Out, The Surfaris. Surf music gets high, then goes under: "Hee-hee-hee-heeeee . . . wipe out!" 45. Under Pressure, David Bowie and Queen. Remember that tinkly, synthy, piano-and-drum riff? So '80s, so totally cool, even Vanilla Ice couldn't ruin it. 44. Travelin' Band, Creedence Clearwater Revival. Repeat after us: "737 coming outta the sky/Won't you take me down to Memphis on a midnight ride . . . " 43. What's Going On, Marvin Gaye. House party! Marvin and his guests throw down some smooth soul greetings — "Right on," "What's happenin', brother" — before the exquisite sax solo slides in and blows your mind. 42. Black Dog, Led Zeppelin. A guitar string sounds like it's detuning. A slight pause. And then Robert Plant's strangled-scream: "Hey hey mama/See the way you move/Gonna make you sweat/Gonna make you groove." 41. White Rabbit, Jefferson Airplane. Theme music for an opium den. Grace Slick was deep into Miles Davis' Sketches of Spain, thus the unforgettably laid-back (or drugged-out) bass and jazz-drum intro. 40. Johnny B. Goode, Chuck Berry. How do you describe what may be the most perfect 1950s guitar solo-as-intro? 39. Layla, Derek and the Dominoes. How do you describe what may be the most perfect 1970s guitar solo-as-intro? 38. I Feel Good, James Brown. HEH! Yeah, you feel good. Just like you knew that you would. 37. Misirlou, Dick Dale. Dale turns the guitar into a machine gun of heavy reverb and riff. Imagine Pulp Fiction without it. 36. Let's Go Crazy, Prince. Prince kicks off Purple Rain with a spiritual message: "Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called life." How do you get through this thing called life? It involves a purple banana and not letting the elevator bring you down. Cool intro, though. 35. Blitzkreig Bop, The Ramones. Hey-ho, let's go! Does anybody remember the rest of the song? 34. I Can See for Miles, The Who. Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Keith Moon: The only man who played his drums like Hendrix played the lead guitar. A tour-de-force display of raw percussive power kicks off the Who's best song. 33. The Tears of A Clown, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles. That irresistibly jingly-jangly, calliope-sounding intro, those beating drums and then Smokey sings, "Oh yeah, yeah, yeah . . . " Oh yeah. 32. Walk This Way, Aerosmith. Kicks off with a great backbeat. Enter Joe Perry's snarling guitar riffs. And here comes Steven Tyler and those lips. Can't you hear it? Total rock 'n' roll. 31. Woolly Bully, Sam The Sham and the Pharoahs. Repeat after us: "Uno, dos, tres . . . quatro!" 30. Sunday Bloody Sunday, U2. The beat of martial drums and the Edge's chiming guitar riffs. U2, welcome to America. 29. Back In The U.S.S.R., The Beatles. We feel pretty comfortable saying this is the greatest combination of airplane landing gear noise and electric guitar in rock history. 28. Daydream Believer, The Monkees. "What number is this, Jim?" "7A!" Don't worry, Davy, we don't hate you. But, yes, you are short. 27. Bad to the Bone, George Thorogood. Blues-bludgeoned rock riffing. Ba-ba-ba-ba-bad. 26. I Get Around, The Beach Boys. Repeat after us: "Round, round, get around, I get around . . . " 25. Iron Man, Black Sabbath. The pounding chords, and Ozzy's robotic voice: "I . . . am . . . Iron Man!" Come to Butt-head! 24. Don't Be Cruel, Elvis Presley. When rock was still a little country, with that great finger-snapping bass opening and Elvis cooing all smooth and sexy-like. 23. Mystery Dance, Elvis Costello. The other Elvis doesn't waste time with an intro, just starts spitting out the lyrics in this tribute to hot-and-cold passion: "Romeo was restless, he was ready to kill . . . " 22. Light My Fire, The Doors. The greatest, whirling-swirling-psychedelic organ intro in rock history. 21. Love and Happiness, Al Green. There's something about those chucka-chucka-chucka Memphis soul guitar lines that open this song, and the flooding undertow of the Hammond organ, then Brother Al crooning, "Love and happiness . . . " Take us to the river! 20. Money, Pink Floyd. We feel comfortable saying this is the greatest slot machine/cash register sound effects intro in rock history. 19. Barbara-Ann, The Regents. Repeat after us: "Bar-bar-bar, bar-Bar-bara Ann." 18. Born to Be Wild, Steppenwolf. Still the best part about Easy Rider. 17. Theme From Shaft, Isaac Hayes. Hear that high-hat cymbal riding? The funky-cool guitar coming in? The orchestra rising in the background? Total, 100 percent soul. Shut your mouth! 16. Rock the Casbah, The Clash. A cheesy organ intro for these punk pioneers, but who doesn't start dancing and yelling, "Rock the casbah! Rock the casbah!" 15. Blue Suede Shoes, Carl Perkins/Elvis Presley. Repeat after us: "Well, it's one for the money, two for the show, three to get ready, now GO cat GO!" 14. We're An American Band, Grand Funk Railroad. Give it up for Palm Beach County's Don Brewer and his wild, unforgettable drum intro to one of the '70s great Top 40 songs. 13. Proud Mary, Ike and Tina Turner. The greatest spoken intro in rock history: "We never, ever do nothing nice and easy." Tell it, Tina! 12. Smoke On The Water, Deep Purple. Duh-duh-duh, duh-duh-da-da. Chapter 1 in the Air Guitar for Beginners manual. 11. Foxy Lady, Jimi Hendrix. The fingers moving effortlessly up and down the frets. The scrunchy face. And that soulful, rough voice whispering, "Foxy lady!" Hendrix, man, Hendrix! 10. Immigrant Song, Led Zeppelin. Jimmy Page's unforgettable riff, then Robert Plant's banshee yell: "Ah-aaa-aaaaaaaa-ah!" 9-3: Honky Tonk Women, Sympathy For The Devil, Start Me Up, Gimme Shelter, Paint It Black, Monkey Man, Satisfaction, The Rolling Stones. The greatest openers in the history of rock. Why do Stones songs last? Because those lead-off guitar riffs, courtesy of Keith Richards and the great Bill Wyman-Charlie Watts rhythm section, hook deep, deep into your brain. They kick a--. Let's face it: This whole list could be Stones songs. 2. Like A Rolling Stone, Bob Dylan. The snare drum shot that changed rock. With that one crack of the drumstick, followed by Al Kooper's circus organ and Dylan's — gasp— electric guitar, the second wave of '60s rock kicked into high gear. How does it feel? 1. A Hard Day's Night, The Beatles. The guitar chord heard 'round the world. Musicologists still debate what the chord is, where exactly George Harrison fingered the frets on his 12-string guitar. Whatever. That "Bwwwaaaaang" rocks. http://www.palmbeachpost.com/ae/content/au...a2504f00cd.html
  23. July 7, 2004 Who's Reading Your E-Mail? There's an old adage, relatively old at least, that says you shouldn't write anything in an e-mail that you don't want the whole world to see. A three-judge federal appeals court panel hammered home that point last week when it ruled 2 to 1 that e-mail service providers can copy and read messages intended for their customers. Under the ruling, issued by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit in Massachusetts, businesses and the U.S. government have more legal latitude to monitor private e-mail correspondence than ever before. The ruling allows the government to use search warrants to read e-mail correspondence rather seek a judge's permission for a wiretap, which is more difficult to get. No surprise, civil liberties groups like the Electronic Privacy Information Center say this ruling will erode U.S. privacy rights. The case concerned former e-mail service provider and out-of-print bookseller Interloc Inc., whose vice president told the company's engineers in early 1998 to copy and store incoming mail from Amazon.com. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Boston charged the company with violating wiretap and communications intercept laws, but the appeals court ruled that the company did this legally because the e-mail messages were stored in the company's servers. Some of the nation's largest Internet service providers, including America Online, EarthLink, Comcast and Yahoo, said that they only disclose personal information under requests from law enforcement authorities and that they do not read their customers' e-mail messages. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/techn...&referrer=email
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