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Whoa Nellie

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Comment 15 Jan 2018

Major, all these years later, I still remember much of it. Keith was technically wonderful, as expected, and a maniac on stage. When he had to play flawlessly, he did, but when there was room for mayhem -- well, he did. That side of ELO doesn't always come across on their albums. Lucky Man was recording perfect. Greg Lake sang like an angel and played acoustic guitar on that song. The Moog "outro" was note perfect. And, Carl Palmer's drum rig was the most massive I've seen to this day.

Thanks for asking, and allowing me to go back there in my mind. 

Comment 08 Dec 2017

Excellent TIMH!

First time I visited the Rock HOF I was intrigued, and a little freaked out at the display of Morrison's childhood stuff -- cub scout uniform, etc. Particularly eerie was a hand made Christmas card for his parents, obviously dating back to grade school. In red crayon "Dear Mom and Dad --- Have a Cool Yule!" Then, in barely visible green crayon, literally written between those lines (almost subliminal) "You better get me something good."

Kind of both sides of Morrison's personality on full display, and early on.

Comment 06 Dec 2017

20 years? Now, I'm embarrassed. Not usually this clueless about musicians. I heard the studio version of Let It Ride with The Cardinals on local college radio one day a couple of months back. One of those songs I had to note the date and time it was on, so I could look it up later in the online playlist.

Thanks for the history lesson!

Comment 02 Dec 2017

When you don't do everything you can to win a game, you've thrown it. Have you ever seen Saban so blase about a loss? He clearly didn't care, and wanted this week off to heal up for the playoffs.

Comment 29 Nov 2017

Short story, contracted with customers, promising a certain discount (rebate). Intentionally cut the discount due.

Comment 28 Nov 2017

Yes, clearly he'll do what he wants. But, there's no harm in encouraging him to stay and compete for the starting job. If he's as good as some believe, nothing will deter him.

Comment 25 Nov 2017

If Bama gets in with its 127th ranked strength of schedule and without winning its conference, it'll be a victory for the most cynical approach to college football ever. And, don't compare this year's Bama to last year's Buckeyes. Their records and lack of confernece championship are the same, but the Buckeyes beat 3 top teams. It was still difficult for the committee to take them over PSU. This year, the committee doesn't have to worry about ignoring the SEC conference champ. It should shun Bama without regret.

Strength of schedule matters. Bang that drum!

And, yes, I am assuming the Bucks will beat Wisconsin.