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Re: Obituaries

Postby Wise One » 2013 Sep 01 14:09

Indeed. Interviewing is a high art, under-appreciated by many.

My faves include not only David Frost (I actually met him once, briefly), but also Dick Cavett, Terry Gross, Charlie Rose, Bill Moyers, and somebody you've probably never heard of, Phillip Adams who has more American than Australian listeners thanks to his podcasts on the internet.

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"Name Dropping"

Postby Crux » 2013 Sep 01 18:30

Why is it you have to point out to everyone that you "once brushed shoulders with" so and so and so on... :coffee:

Dude. :shakeh:

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Re: Obituaries

Postby Wise One » 2013 Sep 01 22:06

Such encounters are interesting to me in making more real and human the figures we often see only as remote images on a TV screen.
Turns out they are mostly just folks, and I find that comforting. Thought others might too.
If you object, well, surprise surprise ... who could have imagined that Crux would object to anything?

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Re: Obituaries

Postby fangz1956 » 2013 Sep 02 00:35

WO,

If we handed crux a million dollars, he would object because the bills would be in the wrong denominations.

Some folks just can't seem to be happy about anything.

Personally, I find your encounters and brushes with people such as Frost interesting. Not many ever get such chances in life & I am happy for the ones that do.


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I like the light heartedness...

Postby Crux » 2013 Sep 02 21:49

SHOOOOT... Eyed take it in ones... I don't spend too much all at once very often... Fives would be better.

Folks really are just folks AO it is true.

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Re: Obituaries

Postby Coondog » 2013 Sep 02 22:07

Well, some are and some aren't.

Folksy, that is!

CD

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Re: Obituaries

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Re: Obituaries

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Re: Obituaries

Postby fangz1956 » 2013 Oct 27 15:05

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Re: Obituaries

Postby Wise One » 2013 Oct 27 23:22

This is not timely, it's just that Lou Reed reminded me of Lou Reid reminded me of Seldom Scene.
Here's a clip of "Lay Down Sally" one of my very favorites in their repertoire, which I last saw live at Limekiln. Ben was amazing.
Two of their number, John Duffey & Mike Auldridge, have died.
John Starling, of Lexington, has moved on but sometimes appears with the present incarnation of SS.
Only Ben Eldridge has been with them from day one until now.
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Re: Obituaries

Postby Wise One » 2013 Oct 28 01:17

More Lou Reed:

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Re: Obituaries

Postby fangz1956 » 2013 Dec 02 09:40

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Re: Obituaries

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Re: Obituaries

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Re: Obituaries

Postby fangz1956 » 2013 Dec 16 07:29

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Just for the record, I'm a classic movie hound. Thanks for bearing with me here........some of the greatest are passing away too quickly. I've seen most of Joan's flicks. As for Peter, I remember seeing Lawrence of Arabia on the "big screen" at the old Salem Theatre. Those were the days and they sure don't make movies (or theatres) like that anymore.



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Re: Obituaries

Postby Wise One » 2013 Dec 16 09:04

If you missed My Favorite Year, do catch it. It's hilarious.
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Postby Crux » 2013 Dec 16 09:20

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Re: Obituaries

Postby fangz1956 » 2013 Dec 19 15:17

Janet Rowley, M.D.

In 2011, the New York Times asked her if her career would have been possible today.

“No,” she replied. “I was doing observationally driven research. That’s the kiss of death if you’re looking for funding today. We’re so fixated now on hypothesis-driven research that if you do what I did, it would be called a ‘fishing expedition’ . . . fishing is good. You’re fishing because you want to know what’s there.”


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Lady scientists......they can do remarkable things and we need more of them.

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Re: Obituaries

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Two for you to ponder...

Postby Crux » 2013 Dec 23 16:45

1. http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013 ... dead-at-94

2. http://elitedaily.com/news/world/14year ... -throwing/

...and she didn't use a gun to kill her son.

The world is complex like DNA. Take the AK47. No doubt many innocent lives have been taken and saved by this classic, and reliable firearm. We wonder too at the psychology of a 100 pound 14 year old who could hide so well her pregnancy, and deliver a 9.5 pound baby boy, and kill it with her own hands.