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    Absinthe makes the mind go wander.
  • Birthday 04/19/1965

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  1. Irma Watch

    My wife and I honeymooned in St. Maarten (actually on the French side, St. Martin) in 2011. It breaks my heart to see the damage there. The airport (well known because you can stand on the beach and have planes fly over you while landing and it seems like they're just 20 ft above you) had pretty significant damage apparently. The island of Barbuda is even worse - reports say 90% of the island is destroyed. Hopefully Puerto Rico comes through without major destruction and deaths. And my thoughts go out to friends and board members in Florida. I've got friends in the Keys who are riding it out (but have moved in to a "solid" hotel instead of the place they rent). Hunker down and stay safe if you're staying.
  2. Gulf Coasters, Be Safe!

    A death toll of over 1000 is a tragedy, and my Texan heart goes out to them.
  3. Gulf Coasters, Be Safe!

    The dickhead President was in Corpus Christi this morning, for two hours, tops. Air Force One landed here in Corpus, and he and Melania came out in their baseball caps (his: "USA" and hers: "Flotus" - get 'em while they're hot on Trump's website, just $40 each!). They drove to the nearest fire station to the airport, spent 30 minutes getting briefed by a coast guard representative and a FEMA rep, and then hopped back in the motorcade, went back to the airport, and flew off. They didn't drive around and thank any first responders, nor did they do what I think would've been the most helpful and impactful thing to do, take a helicopter flight over the Rockport area, to see the actual devastation first hand. I see no reason he actually came here to Corpus Christi. PS - just got back yesterday, my family and house are all ok. My kids' grandmother lives in Rockport, and I still haven't heard whether her house is intact. I hope so. Keeping my sister in Houston in my thoughts, and mjzee and other boardmembers as well. And anyone else in the path of this awful storm.
  4. *** John Scofield ***

    Glad you enjoyed it! I enjoyed the second half of the show more than the first. That band is great - would be interesting to see if they ever recorded again (I don't think Beard ever played on a Scofield album, actually, despite touring with him), now that they've done this. Dennis Chambers has toured with Scofield recently, on the uberjam dates they just completed in Europe. So who knows, it could happen. Happy to see an Owl on the board as well. I always loved when Rice played A&M in football - any chance to see the MOB was a good day! PS - BFrank - I still like ya, buddy.
  5. *** John Scofield ***

    Copycat (see two posts up)... It is a good show though!
  6. *** John Scofield ***

    ....amazing to realize how long this website has been a part of my life. My daughter is now about to start her sophomore year of college. She and I just watched a wonderful film together this evening ("Lion", with Dev Patel). Anyway, thought I'd share a concert recording of Scofield's "Quiet and Loud Jazz" show from the JALC. First half is material from his Quiet album, with Joe Lovano, Bill Stewart, Larry Grenadier, and horns. The second half is the Loud Jazz band, with Dennis Chambers, Gary Grainger, and Jim Beard. Good show!
  7. Interesting, I've never heard of that before. According to your link, it's only legal in 11 states, so if you pass away in the U.S., I hope it's in one of those 11.
  8. I don't know anything about the Neptune Society, so I can't address your questions about them. Pre-paying things like that sometimes are risky though. We cremated my mother after she passed away at the end of January. My folks had pre-paid for some things associated with their passing - cemetery plots and headstones, many years ago. So when we contacted the headstone company to finish the engraving on her headstone (in Elgin, TX), we discovered that the company had been bought out probably 8-10 years ago (though retaining the same name). The new owners would not honor the pre-paid engraving, and wanted to charge us again for doing that work. Annoyed, we found another company to do it for us (and at a cheaper price than the original company wanted us to pay). The cemetery folks were different though, and couldn't have been nicer. We ended up deciding to have a small, private gathering and burial, and they told us we could literally dig the hole in the ground for her ashes ourselves if we wanted to, or they would do it for us. The other thing I elected to do was to take some of her ashes to Hawaii back in May, and scatter them in the ocean. There were personal reasons for doing so, and I like to think it made her happy. I want to be cremated too. Scattering her ashes in the ocean was a profound experience for me. It made me realize I'd like mine to be scattered in some places that are significant for me, and that I don't care to be buried in a cemetery anywhere. I also don't have one "home town" that is significant enough to me to be buried there.
  9. Dallas Keuchel pitching a rehab game tonight here in Corpus Christi for the Hooks (Astros' 2A team). I'm tempted to go, but it's still hotter than hell at this hour of the day, and I think the tickets are sold out and going for a premium. That said, it's *NOT* hotter than the time I went to a 51's game in August 2011 in Las Vegas. They were the 3A team for the Blue Jays then, I think they're the 3A team for the Mets now. That was ridiculously hot.
  10. King Crimson

    I believe this is a complete list of new music that they've released/performed since the 7/8 man lineup began. More than I initially thought: Radical Action I - 3:41 Radical Action II - 2:27 Radical Action III - ? (not on a release yet, but played live) Suitable Grounds for the Blues - 4:49 Meltdown - 4:23 ...and the tracks that are drum based: Hell Hounds of Krim - 3:37 Banshee Legs Bell Hassle - 1:38 Devil Dogs of Tessellation Row - 2:58 I don't think all tracks are played at every performance though. Haven't really researched that.
  11. King Crimson

    I looked at the past couple of setlists, I see two of the newer drums-only tunes (Banshee Legs Bell Hassle and Hell Hounds of Krim), and Radical Action II and III. Radical Action II is a band number, all two and a half minutes of it (based on its length on the Radical Action release). I assume Radical III is as well, haven't heard it as it's not on a released cd yet I don't think). So technically there are at least a few minutes of minutes of new music performed by the band. What they are playing sounds great though, regardless of how old it is. Still would like an actual studio release of entirely new music from this lineup. Maybe the closest we've had is the Scarcity of Miracles album, which is essentially this lineup but with just one drummer (Harrison).
  12. King Crimson

    I tend to agree, Greg. I've really, really enjoyed the live albums this lineup has produced. That said, I have mixed feelings about this lineup, despite the interesting 3 drummer setup. It seems like a "King Crimson Revue" to me, a summation of everything that's come before. Not a new evolution from the last lineup (which I consider to be the 4 man lineup that did Power to Believe most recently). Would love to hear a studio release. That would help me to evaluate this lineup more on its own merits, rather than how they play prior KC music.
  13. Jason Moran on Yes Records

    I'm a luddite when it comes to downloads in general, still. I just pre-ordered a signed version of Luna's upcoming cd on Pledge Music. I'd buy a signed cd from Jason in the same manner if it were offered. I've also purchased music from Organissimo this way, and board member Soulstream (Mike Flanigin) as well. Seems like a good business model for artists that aren't Adele or Beyonce.
  14. Post a Landscape/Cityscape Pic

    Last week: Waimea Canyon Kalalau Lookout Napali Coast
  15. Happy Birthday, Flurin! All the best!