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  1. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    The Revolution Begins: The Flying Dutchman Masters. Gill Scott-Heron
  2. Like most here, I've been a huge baseball fan all my life, but in the past couple of years, the way MLB has gone about its business, the hold the present game has on me is becoming very tenuous, to say the least. This present "idea being floated around" will kill the World Series, as it won't be close to the two best teams, but a tournament of survival. For me, if this happens... I'm out. My interest in the present game will end, I'll still read about the history of the game I love, but actually paying money for the present product, investing time and emotion in what's going on now, I'm done.
  3. Play ball! 2019 MLB season thread

    Good to have a upbeat person like Pence on the team. It will be interesting to see the kind of personality the Giants will have this year, it seemed like Bochy liked the low-key, subdued player, over the flashy, intense, gregarious type, eg. Posey, Belt, Panic, Duffy, Crawford, The last two season they've been a very dull team. Hopefully they'll liven up a bit this year.
  4. Now reading...

    With Head and Heart: The Autobiography of Howard Thurman
  5. Now reading...

    Love the look of the book! I've always had trouble reading a facsimile of the first folio, I'm impressed you can make it through without any headaches!
  6. Preston School of Industry: All This Sounds Gas
  7. Preston School of Industry: Live at the Riviera Chicago
  8. Now reading...

    Essays: Montaigne
  9. Another pitching staff down the drain...
  10. XTC: Oranges and Lemons. I think this is my all time favorite album! To my mind, it describes someone on their deathbed, looking back over their life, and meditating on its wonders and trials. Not so much a rock opera, but a looking back in kindness and acceptance of life and all it has to offer.
  11. The Clientele: Music for the Age of Miracles
  12. Kobe Bryant (1978 - 2020)

    Unbelievable, still find it hard to grasp... and his daughter also, plus a friend and her mother. What a sad happening. So many images going through my mind, but the one I keep returning to is this one:
  13. Grateful Dead: Dick's Picks Vol. 35 8/7/71 San Diego, CA & 8/24/71 Chicago, IL
  14. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Porgy and Bess: Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald
  15. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Duke Ellington: The Reprise Studio Recordings
  16. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Duke Ellington: Ellington Uptown
  17. Best track you heard all week

    Blood Count. There are times when I'm jolted out of my complacency about Ellington, one of those occasions was when I listened to this yesterday.
  18. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Inspired by Mr & Mrs. Duckworth: Duke Ellington ... And His Mother Called Him Bill
  19. Now reading...

    The Old Ball Game: How John McGraw, Christy Mathewson, and the New York Giants Created Modern Baseball by Frank Deford
  20. Off Topic: I always hated Tom Landry for starting the practice of having the coach call the plays...