Captain Howdy

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  1. Tyner said "motherfuckers" but it sounds as if the guy working the soundboard faded down his mike.
  2. This 1970 performance by the MC5 at Tartar Field, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.
  3. This explains why I had no patience to listen to classical music when I was young, whereas now I could literally sit and listen to it for 10 hours straight if I didn't have to get up to eat or piss.
  4. Here Comes Amazon w/the HD DLs/Streaming

    Aren't they already doing that? https://www.hdtracks.com I don't know but I expect it's comparable to their competitors'. IMO their UI is inferior to Spotify, although I wouldn't give Spotify any awards either.
  5. It varies according to the type of loan. https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/types/loans/interest-rates#rates Some are fixed rate and some variable. The one I have now is pegged to the T-Bill and this year is four something percent. One advantage to the recession was that my interest rate was really low.
  6. No. https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/consolidation#eligible-loans
  7. After I left grad school I consolidated with the Dept of Education, which later handed me over to Mohela. They've always been super chill and I haven't had any complaints. TBH I don't know how they compare to other consolidators in terms of interest rates, but I doubt you'll get a better deal from the money-grubbing, cheating, thieving private lenders. It's been a long time since any of my student loans were held commercially but I remember feeling cheated and tricked by people who just wanted to screw me out of every penny they could. With DOE/Mohela I've never felt that way. On occasions when I needed to take a temporary deferment it was extremely easy. So my advice would be to consolidate with the DOE.
  8. I think you forgot something.
  9. Here Comes Amazon w/the HD DLs/Streaming

    “Earth will be changed forever when Amazon introduces high quality streaming to the masses,” said old deaf crackpot, Neil Young.
  10. He included a track listing in one of his previous threads.
  11. Ric Ocasek, RIP

    Forever the best version of Moving in Stereo.
  12. Jazz musicians who became expatriates

    Anybody know about Red Rodney? Evidently he did prison time in the late 1970s with Wayne Kramer, whose autobiography I've been reading. Kramer tells a wild story about how the DEA shot and kidnapped Rodney from Denmark, where he had dual citizenship. He sued the DEA and eventually settled for $3M. I can't find any corroboration online however.
  13. Ric Ocasek, RIP

    Oof, one more memento mori. The thing about seeing these old rock stars drop is that most of them have been artistically dead for decades, so their real deaths are anticlimactic. My reaction is more like, "Huh, he was still alive?" than "What a tragedy."
  14. Miles Davis’ lost album “Rubberband” set for release

    All I know is, that is one ass-ugly cover. Did Miles paint that?