Vale...and thanks! “When the moon is shining the cripple becomes hungry for a walk” ― Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart

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Shatner'sBassoon started the topic in Friday, 1 Apr 2016 at 12:18pm

And it's goodnight from him...

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zenagain commented Monday, 10 Apr 2017 at 10:48am

Wow, sad news.

That man has been responsible for many belly laughs over the years.

RIP.

Watashi wa metabo oyagi desu.

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thermalben commented Monday, 10 Apr 2017 at 10:57am

Wow, just posted one of his vids last week. John was a genuis. RIP.

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tonybarber commented Monday, 10 Apr 2017 at 11:14am

Ahhh, now has 'front fell off' on our political steamship ? We will miss this duo. RIP

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AndyM commented Monday, 10 Apr 2017 at 2:13pm

Clarke was a bone fide, one-off classic.

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talkingturkey commented Thursday, 13 Apr 2017 at 5:52pm

Vale John Clarke. One of the bonafide greats.

Ever get the chance, check out a short film he wrote and directed:

Man and Boy.

Another side to the man. Fucken brilliant.

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talkingturkey commented Thursday, 13 Apr 2017 at 6:01pm

RIP Charlie Murphaaaaaay.

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blindboy commented Tuesday, 25 Apr 2017 at 8:39pm

Robert M. Pirsig. Author of "Zen and the Art of Motor Cycle Maintenance".
The first responsibility of a writer is to tell their own truth, Pirsig was an exemplar in that regard.

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talkingturkey commented Friday, 28 Apr 2017 at 4:39pm

Vale Leo Baxendale! Creator of Minnie the Minx, the Bash Street Kids, Grimly Feendish, Sweeny Toddler, Frankie Stein, Willy the Kid etc etc

http://lewstringer.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/leo-baxendale-1930-2017.html

"He was a direct influence on Alan Moore and Freedom cartoonist Donald Rooum. In the 1960s, at the height of his fame and success he used his salary to fund influential anti-war newsletters (one of which, its first subscriber: Noam Chomsky!) and later in the 1980s he used his art to campaign against the Thatcher government and in solidarity with the miners. Mostly though, from the 1950s through to the 1990s his work celebrated anarchy, rebellion, civil disobedience, and solidarity against authority for a generation. He kept the red and black flying on pullovers and in comic pages. A funny, funny bastard."

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blindboy commented Thursday, 18 May 2017 at 9:37pm

Chris Cornell from Soundgarden. A great voice gone.

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theween commented Thursday, 18 May 2017 at 10:39pm

What a bloody waste...RIP Chris

The Ween

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theween commented Thursday, 18 May 2017 at 10:39pm

What a bloody waste...RIP Chris

The Ween

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talkingturkey commented Friday, 19 May 2017 at 11:16am

A keen sense of the ridiculous...sometimes not enough. Vale.

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Blowin commented Friday, 19 May 2017 at 11:35am

I fondly recall an East coast road trip , 3 in my mates panel van , two tapes for an entire 3 week adventure.

Alice in chains - Dirt

Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger.

Block of hash , boardshorts and North coast / Queensland summertime good times. Brown skinned girls.

Cheers For the tunes and memories Mr Cornell.

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blindboy commented Sunday, 28 May 2017 at 6:55pm
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blindboy commented Tuesday, 30 May 2017 at 6:58am
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blindboy commented Thursday, 15 Jun 2017 at 3:57pm

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talkingturkey commented Thursday, 15 Jun 2017 at 5:33pm

The 12th June marked the 54th anniversary of Medgar Ever's assassination.

http://www.naacp.org/oldest-and-boldest/naacp-history-medgar-evers/

"Today, Medgar Evers was buried from the bullet he caught

They lowered him down as a king

But when the shadowy sun sets on the one

That fired the gun

He’ll see by his grave

On the stone that remains

Carved next to his name

His epitaph plain:

Only a pawn in their game"

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Shatner'sBassoon commented Monday, 24 Jul 2017 at 2:26pm

Vale Conrad Canha and this fella. Connection? Just good eggs is all.

http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-22/blind-aboriginal-activist-yami-...

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Rabbits68 commented Wednesday, 26 Jul 2017 at 2:38pm

Thanks for the music Dr G Yunupingu.

A beautiful voice & talent. Taken too soon.

RIP.

https://youtu.be/MVORrx9jIiE

Crystal Clear

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talkingturkey commented Wednesday, 26 Jul 2017 at 4:08pm

46.

Lucky enough to see him at a festival in 2011, a festival mind you, in a big circus tent, where he silenced the entire crowd in awe. That voice. Those guitar-picking magic fingers. His demeanour.

The Spirit.

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Shatner'sBassoon commented Monday, 31 Jul 2017 at 6:39pm

Vale Les Murray.

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Dale -Cooper commented Tuesday, 1 Aug 2017 at 3:22pm

“The dog leg. That dog had four legs. One you found in my trunk. The other three went out with the information you're thinking about right now. Two people you don't want coming around here if anything bad happens to me.”

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Shatner'sBassoon commented Monday, 21 Aug 2017 at 6:39pm

Jerry Lewis in his finest role. Scorsese's The King of Comedy. De Niro as the deluded Rupert Pupkin.

We've all got a bit of 'Rupert Pupkin' in us. Some Swell-nutters defo more than others!

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talkingturkey commented Friday, 15 Sep 2017 at 5:22pm

Fark! Another one of my cultural icons has passed on. VALE Frank Vincent.

"Now go home and get your fucking shine-box!"

A very cool NY Times piece about the man before The Sopranos happened for him. He reminisces about when he & Joe Pesci started out in music and a comedy act. Frank was a shit-hot drummer.

http://www.nytimes.com/1996/02/18/nyregion/frank-vincent-s-two-limo-nigh...

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Shatner'sBassoon commented Friday, 15 Sep 2017 at 6:37pm

He was hilarious in Sopranos.

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stunet commented Saturday, 16 Sep 2017 at 4:56pm

Dropping like flies...


Also, another recently departed, Sam Shephard, wrote the screenplay to the above.

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Shatner'sBassoon commented Saturday, 16 Sep 2017 at 6:56pm

The Stanton Walsh Rule. Lest we forget.

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talkingturkey commented Monday, 18 Sep 2017 at 2:36pm

The late film critic Roger Ebert came up with the “Stanton-Walsh Rule”: Any movie “featuring either Harry Dean Stanton or M.Emmet Walsh in a supporting role can’t be altogether bad”.

Here's one that had both of 'em in it. Straight Time. Check it. Based on Eddie Bunker's novel No Beast So Fierce (He also wrote the screenplay and had a cameo. Check his novels too.) Dustin Hoffman starred. Also a young Gary Busey is in it.

Vale Harry.

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crg commented Thursday, 28 Sep 2017 at 3:35pm

Off to the big orgy in the sky...RIP Hugh Hefner

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groundswell commented Thursday, 28 Sep 2017 at 7:32pm

My dick is flying at half erect in honour. Thanks for the teenage memories. RIP.

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GuySmiley commented Tuesday, 3 Oct 2017 at 5:32pm

Tom Petty RIP
Loved his voice, his songs and melodies.
Also loved the musicians he played with.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMVjToYOjbM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8s9dmuAKvU

Sad loss ...

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zenagain commented Sunday, 19 Nov 2017 at 12:44am

I haven't posted for a few months but this prompted me-

RIP Malcolm Young, thanks for the memories.

Rock on!

Watashi wa metabo oyagi desu.

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stunet commented Sunday, 19 Nov 2017 at 7:34am

RIP Malcolm.

Had anyone in rock, besides, say, Angry Anderson, sported the same hair style for as long?

At 20 years old...

At 64.

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thermalben commented Sunday, 19 Nov 2017 at 7:39am


RIP Malc.

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Rabbits68 commented Sunday, 19 Nov 2017 at 4:08pm

RIP Malcom Young.

Gone but never forgotten.

Thank you for the amazing vibes on so many levels.

Crystal Clear

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blindboy commented Saturday, 3 Feb 2018 at 8:10pm

Michael Gordon. I met him a few times back in the day before he became the dedicated and honourable journalist we all admired.
https://www.theguardian.com/media/2018/feb/03/michael-gordon-distinguish...

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blindboy commented Monday, 5 Feb 2018 at 12:08pm
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batfink commented Monday, 5 Feb 2018 at 6:36pm

Yep, blindboy, no small player Michael Gordon. So good to hear the tributes from fellow workers. At the end of the day I don't give a fuck what the bosses say, it's what my fellow workers say about me that counts.

Michael Gordon passes that test with flying colours.

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crg commented Sunday, 4 Mar 2018 at 8:20pm

Big bad Vinnie Collier...godfather of the Westside Santa Cruz boys...RIP

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goofyfoot commented Tuesday, 6 Mar 2018 at 8:15pm

He sounded like a bit of a prick from what I've read on other sites.

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zenagain commented Tuesday, 6 Mar 2018 at 10:03pm

Probs was to those on the receiving end goof- ha ha!

The Chris Knopf pic of him detroying a wave with a huge mid-face hack is still one of those iconic pics that stay in my mind.

RIP.

Watashi wa metabo oyagi desu.

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crg commented Wednesday, 7 Mar 2018 at 2:01pm

GF - I lived over there on and off for about 4 years and never had any dramas with him personally. He was obviously involved in things that had nothing to do with me so never saw that side of him. I was introduced to him through people close to him so that no doubt helped, but unless you did something wrong or out of line he was ok.
Geez I heard some stories though. I'm sure there'll be plenty of people who be glad he's gone.

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goofyfoot commented Wednesday, 7 Mar 2018 at 9:29pm

G’day crg
I’m just going off what I’ve read on other sites and even his own admission on the Westsiders documentary. I’m sure he came across as an ok bloke to some. But to many others maybe not such fond memories. Sounded like he could really surf though and charge hard when it was solid

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crustt commented Thursday, 8 Mar 2018 at 7:53am
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blindboy commented Wednesday, 16 May 2018 at 7:22pm

Tom Wolfe. A classic piece
http://nymag.com/news/features/46170/

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stunet commented Wednesday, 16 May 2018 at 8:30pm

Yeah, sorta...for peak Wolfe I go to 'Two Young Men Who Went West' though it doesn't appear to be online (it's in 'Hooking Up'). Thre's none of that distracting mid-career grammar experimentation, and he relies more on contextualising history and research - tonnes of research, it's a detailed essay - rather than the witty but often vapid obervations that mark some of his earlier stuff.

Cant deny 'Kandy-Kolored Tangerine Streamline Baby' for top line inspiration, the backstory almost as entertaining as the essay itself.

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blindboy commented Wednesday, 16 May 2018 at 10:04pm

The Rolling Stone versions of The Right Stuff were pretty damn good too Stu. He always went over the top one way or another and reading a lot of his stuff now, you need to put it into the context of the times. It is hard now to appreciate its impact at the time. Those early editions of Rolling Stone, with Wolfe and Thompson, changed everything. I like Radical Chic because it is so perfectly observed and nailed so many contradictions that only an insider could have seen so precisely.

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chook commented Thursday, 17 May 2018 at 2:02pm

i started reading the right stuff recently. but gave up in the section where it's about the test pilots and their families....some one died every second page. i never appreciated that flying regular military fighters (not the experimental, test machines) was so dangerous.

a number of events described in the electric cool aid acid test were filmed. the bus had a 16mm camera and audio recording gear. it's called "magic bus". it's mind blowing actually seeing these incredibly iconic, seminal events. you see the gretchen the slime queen trip with the bogged bus.

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