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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 3:33 am 
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Jazz guitarist Jim Hall dies

The master musician, who played with many jazz greats,
was 83.



kind of a backhanded headline, no?

Agreed, haven't noticed, but it is a valid conclusion. How do you say? Spot On? Well Spotted?

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You've known PappaWAS1975 quite along time then BP ? Almost 20yrs.! I'd love to see your Duck version of him (Joe Pass) if you still have it. :D 8)


Oh hey, no. I've been here since the start and I got some great chats with Pappa back at the early days of the Goose, we'd chat immensely whenever we were online together through PM and on the forums. That was 2005, 2006. His real life got too busy for that now.
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Peter O'Toole

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Wonder whether BBC will show Murphy's War or Caligula in his honour.
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Damn!

Peter O'Toole will now demonstrate how I felt when I read of his death.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryVhaJnhLFE

Ever since I first saw him speed away and crash that motorcycle at the start of Lawrence of Arabia I've been a fan. I think he and Richard Harris were long lost brothers.

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There’s the Tri-Fecta… Paul Walker a moderate actor who turns out was secretly an extremely giving person and committed many random acts of kindness… Nelson Mandela the man that showed the world it was possible to forgive the most horrible of wrongs… Peter O'Toole a great actor who stood out as a great gentlemen even in today’s world where many could learn from him to carry themselves with a little more pride…a win for the good side of human nature, a loss for human kind :smoke:


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KAPT.KIIRK wrote:
You've known PappaWAS1975 quite along time then BP ? Almost 20yrs.! I'd love to see your Duck version of him (Joe Pass) if you still have it. :D 8)


Oh hey, no. I've been here since the start and I got some great chats with Pappa back at the early days of the Goose, we'd chat immensely whenever we were online together through PM and on the forums. That was 2005, 2006. His real life got too busy for that now.
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I kinda' figured it was something like that, I was here when he was still posting and think we where on chat once or twice. I never find anyone in chat anymore. I guess it was replaced by texting... Cool Duck Joe Pass BP! :D 8)

Sad we lost Peter O'Toole. One of my favorite actors. May he and Omar Sharif ride across the desert sands of our cinematic minds on fine Arab chargers forever into the fray against all injustices....everywhere they exist. Bummer man. RIP. :cry:

Wish PJ was here to give me shit for being all flowery and crap. :wink: :lol:

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 4:38 pm 
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Tom Laughlin was 82
http://www.mercurynews.com/obituaries/ci_24729588/tom-laughlin-billy-jack-dead-at-age-82

This is the I'm-gonna-take-this-right-foot scene
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVX-voqWuwY

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oscar-winning actress joan fontaine dead at 96

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Horace Silver

Pianist, composer and bandleader Horace Silver dies aged 85

It has been widely reported online and across social media that Horace Silver, one of jazz’s most prolific composers and influential pianists, has died aged 85 after a lengthy illness. Perhaps best remembered for his hard-bop output on Blue Note, for whom he recorded from the beginning of his recording career until the 1970s, he first appeared on a session with Lou Donaldson in 1952. This in turn led to the start of his solo recording career at the label. Teaming up with hard-swinging drummer Art Blakey in 1953 saw the pair create a milestone in the development of hard-bop, Horace Silver and the Jazz Messengers, which featured soon-to-be standards ‘Doodlin’’ and ‘The Preacher’. His vast body of work for the label went on to include such classic albums as Six Pieces of Silver, Blowin’ The Blues Away, Song For My Father, Cape Verdean Blues, Finger Poppin’ with the Horace Silver Quintet and The Tokyo Blues among many others.

Born on 2 September 1928 in Norwalk Connecticut, Silver initially started out on saxophone and piano, drawing on the blues and gospel music as well as the sax style of Lester Young and piano style of Bud Powell as formative influences. His early break came in 1950 when his trio were playing at the Sundown Club in Hartford, Connecticut and one night found themselves backing visiting sax star Stan Getz, who was so impressed he took them on the road and recorded three of Silver’s tunes – the pianist making his recording debut with the sax great. A year later Silver moved to New York and was soon working with a host of the pre-eminent saxophonists of the time including Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young and, and his original link to Blue Note, Lou Donaldson.

While his writing and piano style were in themselves hugely important in the development of the punchy accessibility of hard bop, his band too served as springboard for a wide range of emerging sax and trumpet stylists including Donald Byrd, Woody Shaw, Joe Henderson, Benny Golson and the Brecker Brothers, who all passed through this unique finishing school at early stages in their careers. Silver’s influence even stretched to wild avant garde pianist Cecil Taylor who claimed he had taken elements of his style into his playing and Dave Douglas, one of today’s most adventurous trumpeters, spent time in one of his later line ups.

Leaving Blue Note in the late 1970s Silver started his own label, Silverto, but in spite of the high quality of his self-released recordings the albums struggled to make an impact due to poor distribution and a decade later he had signed a new deal with Colombia. He then when on to record for Impulse!, GRP and Universal releasing The Hard Bop Grandpop (1996), A Prescription for the Blues (1997) and Jazz Has a Sense of Humor (1999). Always working with the finest musicians, even reuniting with Michael and Randy Brecker on A Prescription for the Blues, it’s testimony to Silver’s instantly recognisable style that no matter who he played with, he always sounded like himself.

– Mike Flynn

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Ronald Biggs - the archetype let's scape to Brazil criminal

Ronald Arthur "Ronnie" Biggs (8 August 1929 – 18 December 2013) was an English criminal, known for his role in the Great Train Robbery of 1963, for his escape from prison in 1965, for living as a fugitive for 36 years and for his various publicity stunts while in exile. In 2001, he voluntarily returned to the United Kingdom and spent several years in prison, where his health rapidly declined. On 6 August 2009, Biggs was released from prison on compassionate grounds.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronald_Biggs

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Wonder whether BBC will show Murphy's War or Caligula in his honour.
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Caligula would have to be shown after the watershed of the watershed :wink:

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Al Goldstein, Pioneering Pornographer, Dies at 77

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Al Goldstein, the scabrous publisher whose Screw magazine pushed hard-core pornography into the cultural mainstream, died on Thursday at a nursing home in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. He was 77.

The cause was believed to be renal failure, his lawyer, Charles C. DeStefano, said.

Mr. Goldstein did not invent the dirty magazine, but he was the first to present it to a wide audience without the slightest pretense of classiness or subtlety. Sex as depicted in Screw was seldom pretty, romantic or even particularly sexy. It was, primarily, a business, with consumers and suppliers like any other.

The manifesto in Screw’s debut issue in 1968 was succinct. “We promise never to ink out a pubic hair or chalk out an organ,” it read. “We will apologize for nothing. We will uncover the entire world of sex. We will be the Consumer Reports of sex.”

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Thanks to him and the people and governments who bought his products, there are less people in the world today. Now he's gone to meet them.
http://www.euronews.com/2013/12/23/kala ... s-aged-94/

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Thanks to him and the people and governments who bought his products, there are less people in the world today. Now he's gone to meet them.
http://www.euronews.com/2013/12/23/kala ... s-aged-94/

Good ridance !
May he burns in hell if such a place exists !

It would have been more appropriate if he died shot by his invention held by
a stupid second amendment weapon worshipper such as those we hear about every day in US news.

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AK-47 rifle designer Mikhail Kalashnikov dead at 94

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Brilliant gun design .

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Brilliant gun design .

+1/ Simple and didn't overheat like the first M-16's did or still do. Simple is better. imho :wink: 8)

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BRAVO SIERRA wrote:
Brilliant gun design .

Absolutely. It's cheap and easy to manufacture. It's simple to operate, and it's incredibly reliable.

And that's why a lot of people want to ban it: it turns complete idiots into veritable killing machines...

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Yea kinda like a drunk driver !!

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I got to shoot one in Oklahoma, incredible accurate when shot from the hip... :smoke:


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You shot a drunk driver?

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Perhaps he shot himself while driving drunk; I've heard those things go off at the click of, er, trigger.
Shall I send you one for Xmas, BRAVO :wink: ?
Anyway, I hope you have a great one.

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