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    In alignment wit Jazz's quote,.. I had a customer who made his living as a member of a team building tech businesses. Always as a partner rather than an employee. He was the second person I'd met that did this and my impression was that it's a boom or bust endeavor to the extreme. We got onto the subject of whether money can buy happiness and he said:

    "I've been rich and I've been poor. Rich is better."

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    "...less ear-friendly but handy for jazz." Leo_Gnardo

    "A pedal, any kind, will not make a Guitar player more dangerous than he already is." J M Fahey

    "Now get off my lawn with your silicooties and boom-chucka speakers and computers masquerading as amplifiers" Justin Thomas

    "A shot gun delivers a force that exceeds the operational range of most systems, such as pumpkins." Antigua

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    Sure if it was a choice, it not always is in the real world.

    might should of said seldom is....

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    Let me leave you with one more thought, from professor Randy Pausch’s famous “Last Lecture,” which he delivered after being told he had six months to live: “Experience is what you get when you didn’t get what you wanted.” Friends, that’s worth pondering.

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    “There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men. True nobility lies in being superior to your former self.” – Ernest Hemingway

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    Binkie McFartnuggets‏:If we really wanted to know the meaning of life we would have fed Stephen Hawking shrooms a long time ago.

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    Saw this in the editorial section of the paper.

    "Numerous politicians have seized absolute power and muzzled the press.
    Never in history has the press seized absolute power and muzzled the politicians."
    --DAVID BRINKLEY

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Hammer View Post
    "...we like the beautiful and don't like the ugly; therefore, what we like is beautiful, and what we don't like is ugly—and hence we are glad the beautiful is not ugly, for if it were we would like something we don't like. So having unsettled what beauty is, let us go on." - Charles Ives: Essays Before a Sonata

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    Mark, I had to share that on Farkbook. I left your name off it. But, yeah... Kinda provocative.

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    "Numerous politicians have seized absolute power and muzzled the press.
    Never in history has the press seized absolute power and muzzled the politicians."
    --DAVID BRINKLEY

    The big problem with this quote is that the politicians are NOT the ones with absolute power. Do you know the date of this quote?

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    Prior to Mr Brinkley's death.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enzo View Post
    Prior to Mr Brinkley's death.
    My brother in law has a picture of the Honeymooners. Signed by the four main cast members (Jackie, Art, Audrey and Joyce). He was showing it to a neighbor one day and they said "Wow! They must have signed that before they died.?."

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    "...less ear-friendly but handy for jazz." Leo_Gnardo

    "A pedal, any kind, will not make a Guitar player more dangerous than he already is." J M Fahey

    "Now get off my lawn with your silicooties and boom-chucka speakers and computers masquerading as amplifiers" Justin Thomas

    "A shot gun delivers a force that exceeds the operational range of most systems, such as pumpkins." Antigua

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck H View Post
    My brother in law has a picture of the Honeymooners. Signed by the four main cast members (Jackie, Art, Audrey and Joyce). He was showing it to a neighbor one day and they said "Wow! They must have signed that before they died.?."
    Yeh, that's the best time to do that.

    Kind of like making future plans. Like, what else would one plan for? Too late to plan for the present, way too late for the past.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo_Gnardo View Post
    Yeh, that's the best time to do that.

    Kind of like making future plans. Like, what else would one plan for? Too late to plan for the present, way too late for the past.
    Reminds me of a comedian that said "I remember as a kid that my mom would yell at me "This is last time I'm gonna tell you to take the garbage out!". And I said "Well thank god for that."

    And I always comment when someone tell me they found something "In the last place I looked."

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    "...less ear-friendly but handy for jazz." Leo_Gnardo

    "A pedal, any kind, will not make a Guitar player more dangerous than he already is." J M Fahey

    "Now get off my lawn with your silicooties and boom-chucka speakers and computers masquerading as amplifiers" Justin Thomas

    "A shot gun delivers a force that exceeds the operational range of most systems, such as pumpkins." Antigua

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    One of my all time favorite New Yorker cartoons showed two astronauts on the moon in their space suits, and they are looking at a dead woman in an apron lying on the surface of the moon. One says to the other, "It's that Kramden woman."

    Oh well, I was close>>

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    That's but one of the many reasons why Charles Ives is one of my heroes. If you want to spend the day smacking your forehead and muttering "Holy shit!" in amazement, get hold of a biography of the man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Hammer View Post
    That's but one of the many reasons why Charles Ives is one of my heroes. If you want to spend the day smacking your forehead and muttering "Holy shit!" in amazement, get hold of a biography of the man.
    All in a day's work for an insurance salesman. BTW, The Charles Ives Center in nearby Connecticut, just a hop & a skip north of Danbury, is a heckuva nice place to go for a concert. I've done several there, from the production end. The stage is a floating "island" in the lake, with a moat about 15 feet wide, to keep rowdy audience members at bay. (see what I did there, try not to notice.)

    Besides Ives, I gotta recommend some Conlon Nancarrow for those who like to challenge their eardrums. He wrote mostly for piano roll, intense compositions that would be impossible for humans to play. You may already know the young Lester Pohlfuss (later known as Les Paul) got his start editing piano rolls. Conlon picked up that ball and ran it through the goal posts, many times over. Nutty, wacky stuff! Lots of it on YouTube, enjoy.

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    "Prior to Mr Brinkley's death."

    I was hoping for something more specific, like a date

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    Quote Originally Posted by syzygyn View Post
    "Prior to Mr Brinkley's death."

    I was hoping for something more specific, like a date
    Well a date wouldn't matter all that much since some sort of "they/them" powers that we all know actually control everything have been in place since before David Brinkley was born!?! But the point of the thread is quotes. We're not trying to solve all the worlds problems on this particular thread. Quotes only need to be somewhat or partially significant to ring funny or quaint or true on some level. Sorry this one rubbed you the wrong way. But let's all try to move past it.

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    "...less ear-friendly but handy for jazz." Leo_Gnardo

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    "Now get off my lawn with your silicooties and boom-chucka speakers and computers masquerading as amplifiers" Justin Thomas

    "A shot gun delivers a force that exceeds the operational range of most systems, such as pumpkins." Antigua

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    Reminded by Florida candidate Gillum, but really from George Bernard Shaw.

    Never wrestle with a pig. You'll both get dirty, but the pig likes it.

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    Then you'll know that the six-degrees-of-separation game can be easily played with Charles Ives and Billy Idol.

    Ives helped establish Mutual of New York. Tommy James was looking for an unusual girl's name when recording a song, gazed out the window from a downtown New York studio, and saw the sign for Mutual (M.O.N.Y.), and went with that. Years later, Billy Idol covered "Mony Mony".

    In my fair city, we are blessed with being the place where electronic instrument pioneer Hugh LeCaine did most of his work. I was absolutely thrilled to see his "electronic sackbut" in the local science & tech museum, but oh my word, what a piece of cobbled-together crap!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Hammer View Post
    Then you'll know that the six-degrees-of-separation game can be easily played with Charles Ives and Billy Idol.

    Ives helped establish Mutual of New York. Tommy James was looking for an unusual girl's name when recording a song, gazed out the window from a downtown New York studio, and saw the sign for Mutual (M.O.N.Y.), and went with that. Years later, Billy Idol covered "Mony Mony".
    Ok... But can you link him to Keven Bacon

    EDIT: Ives helped start M.O.N.Y. - James wrote Mony Mony - Idol covered it - Idol was in The Doors with Val Kilmer - Kilmer was in The Saint with Elisabeth Shue - Shue was in Hollow Man with Kevin Bacon

    BOOM! Less than six.

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    "...less ear-friendly but handy for jazz." Leo_Gnardo

    "A pedal, any kind, will not make a Guitar player more dangerous than he already is." J M Fahey

    "Now get off my lawn with your silicooties and boom-chucka speakers and computers masquerading as amplifiers" Justin Thomas

    "A shot gun delivers a force that exceeds the operational range of most systems, such as pumpkins." Antigua

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    And I had bacon with my breakfast...BOOM...got as far as me.

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    Yeh, and at the 1998 MIDEM music festival in Cannes, I was guitar teching a concert, where the opening act was the Bacon Brothers. Who was standing right behind me for the duration of the headliner's show, Kevin Bacon himself, swilling a couple Heinekens. If I'd reached back over my head, I would have poked him in the eye. Degrees of separation? Practically zero. Beat that if you can!

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    "I am a nice guy. Just a different kind of nice guy."

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