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Name: Miles Archer
Gender: Male
Hometown: Hamilton Massachusetts
Home country: USA
Current location: Nevada
Member since: Wed Oct 16, 2013, 07:49 PM
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Musicians who left a FAMOUS band for a BETTER band...

...inspired by the many friends I have who love Dave Grohl & Foo Fighters but think Nirvana was an overrated piece of you-know-what.

OR...you may think that Dave Musitaine did better in Megadeth than his former adversaries in Metallica.


Glenn Cornick, Original Jethro Tull Bassist, Dead at 67

Glenn Cornick, Original Jethro Tull Bassist, Dead at 67


By Daniel Kreps | August 30, 2014

Glenn Cornick, the original bassist for Jethro Tull, passed away August 29 at his home in Hilo, Hawaii. He was 67. Billboard reports that Cornick died of congestive heart failure and had been receiving hospice care recently. Cornick was a founding member of Jethro Tull, appearing on their first three albums before departing the group in 1970.

"It is with great sadness that we learned today of the passing of Glenn Cornick, bass player with Jethro Tull from the band’s inception 1968 until 1970," Jethro Tull frontman Ian Anderson wrote in his tribute to Cornick on the band's official website. "Glenn was a man of great bonhomie and ready to befriend anyone – especially fellow musicians. Always cheerful, he brought to the early stage performances of Tull a lively bravado both as a personality and a musician... During the many years since then, Glenn continued to play in various bands and was a frequent guest at Tull fan conventions where he would join in with gusto to rekindle the musical moments of the early repertoire."

While Jethro Tull's revolving door lineups have boasted over 25 members, Cornick was one of the most memorable and impactful. Cornick's tenure with the group started back when they were known as the John Evan Band in the mid-Sixties. That group eventually transformed into the Anderson-led Jethro Tull, with Cornick working on that band's 1968 debut This Was, 1969's Stand Up, and 1970's Benefit and contributing the memorable bass lines to fan favorite tracks like "A Song for Jeffrey" and "Teacher." The bassist is also seen alongside Anderson – and guitarist Tony Iommi, making his lone Tull appearance – in the Rolling Stones' Rock and Roll Circus film.

After parting ways with Jethro Tull during the rehearsals that eventually turned into Aqualung, Cornick started his own group called Wild Turkey. He'd later join the band Paris, a project spearheaded by former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Bob Welch. Cornick was also a regular at Jethro Tull fan conventions and occasionally performed with Tull tribute bands.

Henry Rollins Apologizes for Robin Williams Criticism

Henry Rollins Apologizes for Robin Williams Criticism

"If what I said has caused you to be done with me, I get it"


By Miriam Coleman | August 23, 2014

Henry Rollins has apologized for the column he wrote for L.A. Weekly earlier this week criticizing Robin Williams over his suicide. In a note posted to his website on Friday evening, Rollins called the anger his article provoked "off the scale and in my opinion, well placed."

"That I hurt anyone by what I said, and I did hurt many, disgusts me. It was not at all my intent but it most certainly was the result," he wrote. "I have had a life of depression. Some days are excruciating. Knowing what I know and having been through what I have, I should have known better but I obviously did not. I get so mad when I hear that someone has died this way. Not mad at them, mad at whatever got them there and that no one magically appeared to somehow save them."

In the original column, which was published on Thursday, Rollins excoriated Williams for traumatizing his three children by taking his life. While praising the actor's talents and his work on USO tours, Rollins said that he regards people who have committed suicide "with a bit of disdain." "I know they existed, yet they have nullified their existence because they willfully removed themselves from life," he wrote. "They were real but now they are not."

Rollins is not the only notable music figure to apologize for recent remarks about depression. Earlier this month, Kiss' Gene Simmons drew ire from Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx, among many others, for dismissive and insensitive comments about suicide in an interview with Songfacts.com. Shortly afterward, he apologized on Facebook. "I recognize that depression is very serious and very sad when it happens to anyone, especially loved ones," he wrote.

Paul Ryan on Boehner's cigarette habit: "I just hate getting that smell in my clothes."

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) really doesn't like House Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) cigarette habit.

In a Q&A with the House Budget Committee chairman, Time's Belinda Luscombe asked Ryan if he ever asks Boehner to refrain from smoking.

"No," Ryan said. "But I try to sit as far away from him as I can in meetings that I know are going to be stressful. I just hate getting that smell in my clothes."

HuffPost reached out to Boehner's office for comment, and while press secretary Michael Steel didn't remark directly on Ryan's aversion to cigarette smoke, he did offer some criticism of President Barack Obama.


Mika Brzezinski on Paul Ryan: "He STILL looks like a nice young man, doesn't he?"

Just now on Morning Joke as they went to a commercial break, showing a beaming Ryan backstage as Mika set up the next segment by calling him "The intellectual leader of the Republican Party."

Wingnut Facebook buzz is on "racist" Perry indictment (since Obama hasn't been indicted)...

Wingnut ranting from some friends of friends of friends on Facebook.

Lots of yelling about how it was a "racist" move to indict Perry but not Obama, who also needs to be indicted for "misues of power/"

Will Chuck Toad have to dance with Karl Rove as part of the MTP interview process?

I'll bet it would be a big "no prob" if he did.

Little Lord Bowtie bites the cloven hoof that feeds him


Fox News' Tucker Carlson criticized his own network's segment Sunday morning during a report on gun safety.

"Fox & Friends Weekend" aired a segment featuring a woman whose son was shot and killed accidentally while playing at a friend's house. The video was meant to draw attention to a new bill that would require the safe storage of all firearms in homes.

Directly after the segment ran, Carlson interrupted his co-hosts to disagree with the network's intention behind the clip.

"The point of that package was, guns are scary, gun owners are a threat to you and your children," he said.

Pitbull and...

...a baby bunny. So THERE.

Posted by Miles Archer | Fri Aug 8, 2014, 07:18 PM (2 replies)

'scuze me while I mow the grass: Jimi Hendrix Park Finally Breaks Ground in Seattle

Jimi Hendrix Park Finally Breaks Ground in Seattle

The two-and-a-half acre area, set to be built next year, will be communal spot to explore music and art


By Kory Grow | August 7, 2014 Updated August 7, 2014

The City of Seattle finally broke ground on the long-planned Jimi Hendrix Park, marking a two-and-a-half acre stretch of land adjacent to the Northwest African American Museum in Seattle's Central District to honor its hometown guitar hero. The park's organizers, the Jimi Hendrix Park Foundation, envision the park as being a place where people of different backgrounds will find the motivation to explore music and art, while celebrating Seattle's cultural heritage, experiencing community pride and appreciating the programming of the museum next door. The bulk of the construction will take place in 2015.

City officials, volunteers of the park committee and area residents were all present at the ceremony. At the groundbreaking, Scott Murase – the design principle of Murase Associates of Seattle, which will be working on the park's second phase – exclaimed, "Let the Experience begin!"

"Every project endorsed by our family which bears Jimi's name is meaningful to us, but this park holds special significance," the rock legend's sister, Janie Hendrix – who is also the president and CEO of Experience Hendrix, LLC – commented. "Seattle will always be Jimi's home. This very area is where Jimi grew up, where his dreams were cultivated and his creative energy awakened, in many ways. So to see this amazing place of beauty, dedicated to Jimi and his artistry, blossom into reality is indescribably fulfilling. Having been involved in each facet of the park's creation, I can honestly say that this musical garden is a fitting representation of Jimi's imagination. It is truly inspired."

The park's evolution is being split into two phases: The Jimi Hendrix Park Foundation has named the first "Little Wing," after the singer's 1967 song, and will include the construction of an entrance and stairway at the park's southeast corner, as well as paved pathways, a timeline of Hendrix's life and a butterfly garden, among other features. The second phase, which is currently unnamed and now the subject of a fundraising campaign, will include a central shelter, performance space and a "shadow wave wall," which will cast silhouette images of the guitarist.
Posted by Miles Archer | Thu Aug 7, 2014, 03:47 PM (5 replies)
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