sonnymax

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About sonnymax

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  • Birthday 01/01/1957

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  1. New list of beers in decline

    Anyone remember when John Oliver said Bud Light Lime, "tasted like a lime jolly rancher fished from the mouth of Mickey Rourke"? Despite this observation, he promised to chug a bottle of said swill if FIFA President Sepp Blatter stepped down (his challenge also involved MacDonald's dollar menu and Adidas JS Wings). Enjoy the hilarious results: https://youtu.be/_Csi_BEgL_U?t=12s
  2. CDRs Not Recognized as Burned

    Welcome to the often confusing world of the Cap'n.
  3. Congratulations on cherry-picking two sentences from a well-researched article in order to reinforce your misogynistic paranoia. If anyone cares to actually read the article, they will learn that co-workers reported many instances of sexualized, unprofessional and/or bullying behavior by these men over a period of time. You can argue that the lack of a horribly outrageous incident is proof that little if any wrongdoing has occurred, but it's this kind of chroic abuse of power and lack of professionalism that creates hostile work environments and complicity in the larger society.
  4. Sexiest album covers

    Okay, I know this should not be sexy. No, not sexy. Not at all. No no no no. Not sexy, not sexy.
  5. Child Prodigy

    “There's a stark difference between the words 'prodigy' and 'genius.' Prodigies can very quickly learn what other people have already figured out; geniuses discover that which no one has ever previously discovered. Prodigies learn; geniuses do.” - John Green
  6. I understand and fully support people’s desire to honor the life and accomplishments of artists whom they love and admire by noting the day on which they were born. But wishing "Happy Birthday" to someone who is deceased sounds very wrong to my ears. First of all, there’s the obvious: the person is dead, and as such they stopped having “birthdays” once they are no longer living. For the life of me, I can't imagine saying "Happy Birthday, Dad" next April 5th, when in fact my father passed away last May. A birthday and a birthdate are not the same thing. One can most certainly celebrate the anniversary of a departed person’s birth. Take for example Cab Calloway, who was born December 25, 1907. I could say “Tomorrow would have been Cab Calloway’s 110th birthday", or "Tomorrow is the 110th anniversary of Calloway’s birth”. Not only are these statements more “correct”, I think they also set a more sincere or respectful tone to the message being offered. Don’t get me wrong. I like the threads that are created on these occasions. It serves as a reminder of an artist’s contributions to the music I love. Like many of you, the thread makes me want to listen to the artist’s recordings, often with a renewed sense of respect and gratitude. So, what say you, my soulful and swinging brethren?
  7. Sexiest album covers

  8. Sexiest album covers

    I'd like to see the flip side of that record.
  9. Misleading issues of existing sessions.

    This brings to mind the horrible digital-only reissue series by Nagel-Heyer that's been criticized here before: previous discussion
  10. Die Hard is a Christmas Movie?

    You can even gift it!
  11. Willie Pickens - RIP

    I had the great honor to hear Mr. Pickens play on several occasions, and to speak with him once or twice during my visits to Chicago. A wonderful musician and a nice man. If you've never heard his Christmas album and his two recordings of spirituals, please do seek them out. R.I.P. dear sir, and thank you so very much.