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« Reply #105 on: November 08, 2021, 09:12:00 pm »
Whoever said Tool, fuck yeah.

The drummer Danny Carey is immense .

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« Reply #106 on: November 08, 2021, 10:31:52 pm »
@jerkules yeah Danny’s an absolute monster

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« Reply #107 on: November 08, 2021, 10:36:51 pm »
I remember at a Tool show once Danny did a fill that made my friends and I just look at each other slack-jawed. Great skill, and his creativity is monumental too.
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« Reply #108 on: November 09, 2021, 01:15:01 am »
Top 5 books. I reserve the right to change them next week. Or tomorrow.

Einstein’s Dreams-Alan Lightman
Winter’s Bone-Daniel Woodrell
The Stand-Stephen King
To Kill a Mockingbird-Harper Lee
Lonesome Dove-Larry McMurtry

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« Reply #109 on: November 09, 2021, 05:51:48 am »
Einstein's Dreams is great @SKT ; Alan Lightman fairly recently released another book, but I've not read it.

EDIT: And I think it's been discussed here, but Larry McMurtry's son James is an amazing singer-songwriter.
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« Reply #110 on: November 09, 2021, 04:54:24 pm »
@mclaincausey  Einstein’s Dreams…I read it not long ago and was just blown away by the combination of prose/poetry/physics and the nature of time.  I really loved it. 

A lot of people know the movie “Winter’s Bone” based off Woodrell’s novel, which launched Jennifer Lawrence’s career. The book is fantastic and set pretty close to where I live now and where I grew up. There is a great Anthony Bourdain episode where he goes gigging for fish with Woodrell on some backwoods river in the Ozarks.  And absolutely yes to James McMurtry…one of my songwriting heroes. His “Childish Things” record is a favorite
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« Reply #111 on: November 09, 2021, 05:45:11 pm »
Agreed 100% @SKT and what I also like about it is that it really captures the kinds of thought experiments (Gedankenexperiment, which he learned in primary school) that Einstein used to come up with the most monumental physical insight in human history (General Relativity ) among many other physical insights also ranking among the top. It feels like it puts you into his mind, which is pretty incredible.

Speaking of Einstein, Walter Isaacson's biography is also outstanding and well worth a read. Uncertainty by David Lindley is also an interesting account of Einstein and other players, though is more focused on quantum physics, Bohr, and Heisenberg.
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« Reply #112 on: November 09, 2021, 06:31:38 pm »
Thanks for the Einstein recommendations. The Lightman book really got me interested in learning more about his life and work. The concept of time became a focus for me as we experienced “Covid-time” during the pandemic.  Erratic…speeding…crawling.  I’ll find that Isaacson book and start there.

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« Reply #113 on: November 09, 2021, 07:12:45 pm »
And now I can’t stop thinking about how criminally under appreciated Daniel Woodrell is as an American writer. Here is a great article from esquire for whoever might be interested. Goes into detail about his painful No Reservations episode.

https://www.esquire.com/entertainment/books/a24632/daniel-woodrell-outlaw/

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« Reply #114 on: November 13, 2021, 09:55:25 pm »
Favourite album ever:
Opeth - Blackwater Park (Totally blew my mind when I first heard it. Still does)

Rounding out the top 5 in no particular order:
- Metallíca - Master of Puppets
- The Ocean Collective - Phanerozoic II: Mesozoic|Cenozoic
- Porcupine Tree - Fear of a blank planet
- Kraftwerk - Trans Europa Express

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« Reply #115 on: November 14, 2021, 05:15:06 am »
From my younger days, (crazy days) which I still like.

Best of Mountain / which would contain, Nantucket Sleighride, Theme for an imaginary western, Mississippi Queen.

Best of Jefferson Airplane / which would contain Wooden Ships, White rabbit

Dave Mason / It's like you never left / song Maybe

Traffic which Dave Mason went to/ Mr. Fantasy

Cream / Wheels of fire  White room

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« Reply #116 on: November 18, 2021, 12:50:19 am »
There have been a few Kurt Vonnegut mentions in this thread. Can’t wait to see this.   

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« Reply #117 on: November 18, 2021, 02:17:05 am »
There have been a few Kurt Vonnegut mentions in this thread. Can’t wait to see this.   
That looks fantastic, Jett!  Thanks for sharing.  Is that out?
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« Reply #118 on: November 18, 2021, 03:08:43 am »
I’m thinking Friday. Not sure if /where it will be streaming. I was with some friends,and we were coming out of the 42nd Street library(April 1970)and we weren’t paying attention to where we were going and we just about bumped into him. He had just spoken at the first ever Earth Day. He told us about a short story he had written which,at the time,was the first with an obscene title…Called The Great Space Fuck. I think the title was subsequently changed. Philip Jose Farrmer wrote a book,as a tribute, to Kurt,under the name Kilgore Trout,called Venus on The Half Shell. Highly recommend it.

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« Reply #119 on: November 18, 2021, 03:21:29 am »
I’m thinking Friday. Not sure if /where it will be streaming. I was with some friends,and we were coming out of the 42nd Street library(April 1970)and we weren’t paying attention to where we were going and we just about bumped into him. He had just spoken at the first ever Earth Day. He told us about a short story he had written which,at the time,was the first with an obscene title…Called The Great Space Fuck. I think the title was subsequently changed. Philip Jose Farrmer wrote a book,as a tribute, to Kurt,under the name Kilgore Trout,called Venus on The Half Shell. Highly recommend it.
Man, what an awesome encounter!  I'm bummed that I didn't really learn about him until after he passed. I would've written to him.
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