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Re: Obituaries for 2017
« Reply #1400 on: September 09, 2017, 09:45:06 AM »
Everyone close to my age is dieing. I need to start hanging with a younger crowd.

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Re: Obituaries for 2017
« Reply #1401 on: September 09, 2017, 09:50:26 AM »
@Applewood

EVERY month is a bad month for old-timers.

Don't ask me how I know this.

And somehow Keith Richards and David Crosby live on
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Re: Obituaries for 2017
« Reply #1402 on: September 09, 2017, 10:13:17 AM »
And somehow Keith Richards and David Crosby live on

It's the massive quantities of drugs they have ingested over the years.  Acrually, they are both dead, but the drugs have kept them so well preserved, some guy behind the stage can animate them to make it appear they are moving/singing/playing.

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« Reply #1403 on: September 09, 2017, 10:21:45 AM »
It's the massive quantities of drugs they have ingested over the years.  Acrually, they are both dead, but the drugs have kept them so well preserved, some guy behind the stage can animate them to make it appear they are moving/singing/playing.
I remember many years ago seeing a picture of Richards shortly after he had "recovered" from a heroin bout.  He literally looked like he had died and been dug up....zombie-like.
That was about forty years ago. How he's managed to keep on breathing after all these years is beyond me.

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« Reply #1404 on: September 09, 2017, 10:26:57 AM »
I remember many years ago seeing a picture of Richards shortly after he had "recovered" from a heroin bout.  He literally looked like he had died and been dug up....zombie-like.
That was about forty years ago. How he's managed to keep on breathing after all these years is beyond me.

One of my favorite Dave Barry columns:

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/950247/Stones-may-still-be-rolling-in-the-2060s.html

"Keith is not a health nut. His idea of taking care of his body is to occasionally play an entire song without smoking a cigarette. He has very deep facial creases: You expect at any moment to see a prairie dog poke its head out of his face, blink at the lights, then duck down again. Keith would not notice this. I'm pretty sure the Stones have a guy on a walkie-talkie somewhere, transmitting to Keith's earpiece, reminding him to blink.

The other Stones look healthier than Keith, but then so does the late Chairman Mao. This is not a pretty-boy band. If they've had any plastic surgery, it was apparently done at Home Depot."

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Re: Obituaries for 2017
« Reply #1405 on: September 09, 2017, 10:38:30 AM »
I remember many years ago seeing a picture of Richards shortly after he had "recovered" from a heroin bout.  He literally looked like he had died and been dug up....zombie-like.
That was about forty years ago. How he's managed to keep on breathing after all these years is beyond me.

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Re: Obituaries for 2017
« Reply #1406 on: September 09, 2017, 10:49:14 AM »

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« Reply #1407 on: September 09, 2017, 02:57:08 PM »
@Wingnut

Ain't it the truth? My mama used to tell me the kids I was hanging with were a bad influence on me,and sure enough,it's becoming true.

Of course their mamas were telling them that *I* was a bad influence on them,which was obviously a lie.

I know.  How could they even think that!    :silly: :silly:
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Re: Obituaries for 2017
« Reply #1408 on: September 09, 2017, 11:21:26 PM »
Don Williams...RIP

I remember hearing an interview with him when asked why he never was on other singer's songs...he said "I'm not good enough for that"...


I think it was the choice of material, as a master storyteller seems to me he realized rightly that it would be impossible to do it any other way... 

http://www.rollingstone.com/country/lists/don-williams-10-essential-songs-w502068
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« Reply #1409 on: September 10, 2017, 04:36:33 PM »
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Re: Obituaries for 2017
« Reply #1410 on: September 11, 2017, 01:01:08 PM »
Don Ohlmeyer, television executive for NBC and ABC, dies at 72

Ohlmeyer began his career at ABC in the late 1960s, working under Roone Arledge. An innovator throughout his career, the success of his ideas varied widely. Monday Night Football and The Superstars went on to become major institutions. His attempt to air a football game without announcers was not.

By the 1990s, Ohlmeyer had lost much of his creative touch. After a feud with Norm MacDonald in 1998 (as the story goes, Ohlmeyer was close friends with O.J. Simpson and, after MacDonald asserted he was guilty, fired him from Saturday Night Live and refused to run ads for his upcoming movie Dirty Work on NBC), he was forced into retirement. He was lured back to ABC in 2000 to try to revive Monday Night Football, but many of his oddball suggestions (using nicknames like "Fins" and "Skins" to identify teams in on-screen graphics, and hiring Dennis Miller as a color analyst) backfired and, admitting he had made a grave mistake, he was gone after one year.

Ohlmeyer spent the last years of his career as a professor at Pepperdine University, and spent a year as ESPN's ombudsman. A chronic alcoholic and smoker for most of his life, he died of an unspecified form of cancer September 10.

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Re: Obituaries for 2017
« Reply #1411 on: September 11, 2017, 02:39:20 PM »
Don Ohlmeyer, television executive for NBC and ABC, dies at 72

Ohlmeyer began his career at ABC in the late 1960s, working under Roone Arledge. An innovator throughout his career, the success of his ideas varied widely. Monday Night Football and The Superstars went on to become major institutions. His attempt to air a football game without announcers was not.

By the 1990s, Ohlmeyer had lost much of his creative touch. After a feud with Norm MacDonald in 1998 (as the story goes, Ohlmeyer was close friends with O.J. Simpson and, after MacDonald asserted he was guilty, fired him from Saturday Night Live and refused to run ads for his upcoming movie Dirty Work on NBC), he was forced into retirement. He was lured back to ABC in 2000 to try to revive Monday Night Football, but many of his oddball suggestions (using nicknames like "Fins" and "Skins" to identify teams in on-screen graphics, and hiring Dennis Miller as a color analyst) backfired and, admitting he had made a grave mistake, he was gone after one year.

Ohlmeyer spent the last years of his career as a professor at Pepperdine University, and spent a year as ESPN's ombudsman. A chronic alcoholic and smoker for most of his life, he died of an unspecified form of cancer September 10.

Obituary from the New York Times

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I remember the announcer-less football games with subtitles.  It was an experiment that failed.  I guess a number of people had wondered how the games would seem if they didn't have the gabbing announcers and color men.
Another thought is the idea that when you go to a game in person, there are no play by play announcers (unless you're also listening to a radio), and they were trying to recreate the feeling.
Nevertheless,  watching a game on tv is not quite the same as being there.  I guess people really do like  talkers during the game as they're watching it on tv. The sensation I had was that it was weird without the yakkers.

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Re: Obituaries for 2017
« Reply #1412 on: September 12, 2017, 12:02:36 AM »
RIP

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« Reply #1413 on: September 12, 2017, 12:10:40 AM »
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« Reply #1414 on: September 12, 2017, 12:17:24 AM »
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« Reply #1415 on: September 12, 2017, 12:25:46 AM »
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« Reply #1416 on: September 12, 2017, 12:34:26 AM »
This sucks.
One of my favorite bands...
I don't think there's any coming back from this one.  **nononono*

Fade to black.
RIP Indeed.

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« Reply #1417 on: September 12, 2017, 12:36:58 AM »
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Re: Obituaries for 2017
« Reply #1418 on: September 12, 2017, 04:31:57 PM »
This sucks.
One of my favorite bands...
I don't think there's any coming back from this one.  **nononono*

Fade to black.
RIP Indeed.
We survived that plane crash (as did Waylon), we'll get through this, too. Still, RIP.
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Re: Obituaries for 2017
« Reply #1419 on: September 12, 2017, 05:57:52 PM »
Oh, you read me wrong @Smokin Joe ... I know we'll go on. Heck it don't even matter in the big scheme.

I meant Montgomery Gentry is done... I don't think that will go any further... And that's too bad.

But yeah... RIP.
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Re: Obituaries for 2017
« Reply #1420 on: September 13, 2017, 04:58:29 AM »
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Re: Obituaries for 2017
« Reply #1421 on: September 13, 2017, 10:13:44 AM »
Her wife?  Sorry, but I can't get used to this he's my wife, she's my husband thing.  Bed partner might be more appropriate. 

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Re: Obituaries for 2017
« Reply #1423 on: September 13, 2017, 07:01:25 PM »
RIP Pete

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