Dave Garrett

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  1. Happy Birthday Joe Strummer

    That would have been the Combat Rock tour. I saw them in June 1982, and remember thinking at the time that it was too bad I hadn't been able to catch them on one of their earlier tours, but leaving that aside the setlist for the show I saw was damn good: Jimmy Jazz London Calling Safe European Home Car Jamming The Guns of Brixton Train in Vain Wrong Emboyo The Magnificent Seven Junco Partner Know Your Rights Clash City Rockers Should I Stay or Should I Go Career Opportunities Rock the Casbah Janie Jones Somebody Got Murdered Clampdown Armigedeon Time Police on My Back I Fought the Law Straight to Hell Police and Thieves Bankrobber
  2. Names That Sound Like Jazz Guys, But Aren't

    Oil Can Boyd Cool Papa Bell Shoeless Joe Jackson Three Finger Brown
  3. Covid Vaccination Poll Update

    It's always been my understanding that the omission of the apostrophe ensures that the title's interpretation is ambiguous (like many other concepts one encounters in Joyce's work): https://fuckyeahjoyce-blog-blog.tumblr.com/post/23141372251/theres-no-fucking-apostrophe-in-finnegans-wake
  4. The Grateful Dead Dark Star

    I was trying it in Chrome, and just tried it in Firefox. It did not work in Firefox, but I did notice that the likely reason for that is that the connection isn't secure (http instead of https). Could be that your install of Safari is configured to only connect to sites using https?
  5. The Grateful Dead Dark Star

    Weird. I just checked it again and it's working fine from where I sit. Also checked their FB page and there's no indication of an outage there - admittedly, they post infrequently there, but there's a post from Tuesday. If you have access to a VPN, maybe try it from a different IP address?
  6. The Grateful Dead Dark Star

    It appears to be back online now. Must've just been a temporary glitch.
  7. MLB 2021: it’s baseball season!

    Spiders would have been cool. Or Naps. Someone on Reddit said they'd been hoping for "Cleveland Washington Football Team".
  8. Return Of The Film Corner Thread

    More than the weekend, IIRC it's until the end of this month/beginning of August. They usually run these semiannual Criterion sales for almost a month.
  9. Larry McMurtry

    I've always been partial to Moving On and All My Friends Are Going To Be Strangers, but how much those "grab" you may be at least in part a function of how familiar you are with Houston. Some years before he established his much larger, multi-building bookstore complex in Archer City, he owned a used and rare bookshop that used the same name (Booked Up) in Houston, and could frequently be seen working the counter there when he was in town. I just saw that longtime newspaperman/author Leon Hale has died at the age of 99. It's been a bad couple of days for venerable Texas writers.
  10. Freddie Redd (1928-2021)

    I'm surprised that's been up for as long as it has. Milestone Films has the rights to many of Shirley Clarke's films, and they will not hesitate to have YouTube issue a DMCA takedown notice if someone uploads one. In addition to THE CONNECTION, they've also released ORNETTE: MADE IN AMERICA on DVD: https://milestonefilms.com/collections/shirley-clarke
  11. COVID-19 III: No Politics For Thee

    It can take several days to a week after exposure for the virus to incubate sufficiently to register a positive test result: Evidence suggests that testing tends to be less accurate within three days of exposure, and the best time to get tested is five to seven days after you were exposed. Here's hoping your wife recovers quickly and uneventfully, and that you only wind up with a mild case (assuming you haven't already had it).
  12. Covid vaccination: poll

    I got my 89-year-old father and 88-year-old mother vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine a week ago. Saw an alert on my phone around 10pm one night that slots were opening up in the next county over (about a 40 minute drive from their house), and immediately got on my computer and was able to schedule them both right away. Showed up at the designated date and time, and it could not have gone smoother. It was a drive-through operation being run by one of the local major hospital chains, set up in tents in a parking lot at a performing arts center, and despite the large number of cars converging on the location, the logistics were well-thought-out and we were in and out of there in a little more than a half-hour, including the mandatory 15-minute post-injection wait to make sure there were no adverse reactions. Several hours later, my mom had some of the common side effects that lasted for the next few days in varying degrees (headache, dizziness, nausea, and fatigue), which is a bit worrisome as most people are reporting side effects after the second dose, not the first. Given that she isn't in great health to begin with, I'm hoping she doesn't wind up really knocked for a loop after dose #2, which is already scheduled at the same location in two weeks. My wife had her second dose of the Pfizer vaccine this week (she works in a retirement/assisted living community), and felt really fatigued the day after and thought she was going to have to lie down at work. She came home that day and pretty much went straight to bed, but was back to normal the following day. For myself, I've signed up on every waitlist that is available and hoping I'll be contacted by one of them sooner rather than later.
  13. The USPS SUCKS

    Good to know. There are a few BFI blu-rays I've been meaning to get, and as I've never ordered directly from them before, I was wondering about their international shipping rates.
  14. Ellington Small Groups on Columbia

    I've heard the results of a similar effort at re-eq'ing the Victor and Victor/Bluebird singles from the big Ellington Centennial box. The "fixed" versions were better by leaps and bounds - not a subtle difference at all.