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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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UFO, with and without Michael Schenker. Your thoughts.

OK, so there was Paul Raymond, starting with "No Place To Run" in 1980 and ending with "Making Contact" in 1983. A few songs on these albums were worthy of making their way onto a "Best Of" compilation but nothing to match the 1974-1978 shock & awe of "Phenomenon," "Force It," "No Heavy Petting," "Lights Out," and especially "Strangers In The Night" (considered by many to be one of the single greatest live rock albums of all time). A BETTER choice than the studio albums to explore Raymond's contributions is "Headstone Live"...enjoyable from start to finish.

Then there was the "What the HELL was Phil Mogg THINKING" album "Ain't Misbehavin'" from 1988, basically a Mogg solo album (Phil Mogg – vocals, Tommy McClendon (aka Atomik Tommy M) – guitar, Paul Gray – bass, Jim Simpson – drums). If you LOVE Van Halen's "Jump," this is the album for you, because it is nothing more than Mogg and his cohorts ripping off the sound of that one song for the album's 7 tracks (the entire album is only 26 minutes long).

A bit of fresh air followed in 1992 as Mogg reunited with bassist Pete Way and added Laurence Archer - guitar, Clive Edwards - drums, and Ozzy / Deep Purple keyboardist Don Airey A couple of solid songs on here like "Running Up The Highway," "Borderline," and "Back Door Man." This lineup also released one pretty solid live album, "Lights Out In Tokyo."

Schenker was back for "Walk on Water," "Covenant," and "Sharks"...all pretty damned solid albums (1995-2002).

Then Schenker left again, and with former poster child from the post-Eddie Van Halen "shredder" days Vinnie Moore, they have released 5 studio albums and 1 live album between 2004 and 2015 (the newest, "A Conspiracy Of Stars," just came out in February).

SO...your thoughts on the band and if they matter without Schenker?





Rolling Stone: 6 Things You Need to Know About the Charges Faced by Bowe Bergdahl

6 Things You Need to Know About the Charges Faced by Bowe Bergdahl

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/6-things-you-need-to-know-about-the-charges-faced-by-bowe-bergdahl-20150325

Q: Is Bergdahl getting court martialed?

A: Not yet. The Army will first bring the charges against Bergdahl before an Article 32 preliminary hearing. At his press conference today, Col. King compared this to a civilian grand jury process. Recommendations from the Article 32 hearing will determine whether the case is referred to a court martial.

Q: So what penalties can Bergdahl face?

A: The "maximum potential punishment" for both charges, according to Col. King, include "a dishonorable discharge, reduction to the rank of E-1, and total forfeiture of all pay and allowances." The desertion charge additionally carries can be punished with "a maximum confinement 5 years." The misbehavior charge can be punished, Col. King said, by "possible confinement for life."

THIS WEEK in rock history, 1973: NY fan jumps onstage and bites Lou Reed on the ass.

https://www.facebook.com/LouReed/photos/a.463645835952.237679.89511870952/10153147052485953/?type=1&theater

Lou Reed
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This week in 1973 Lou Reed was bitten on his ass by a concert-goer who jumped on stage in Buffalo, New York, and shouted "Leather!" Lou commented: "America seems to breed real animals."

Tao Te Ching, Chapter 36 (Stephen Mitchell Translation)

Discovered this back in 1991. For me it was life-changing, game-changing, you-name-it-changing. I have three copies of the Tao sitting in a garage back in Nevada. For my money, Mitchell's translation has always been the best.

If you want to shrink something,
you must first allow it to expand.
If you want to get rid of something,
you must first allow it to flourish.
If you want to take something,
you must first allow it to be given.
This is called the subtle perception
of the way things are.

The soft overcomes the hard.
The slow overcomes the fast.
Let your workings remain a mystery.
Just show people the results.


BREAKING: Band that took its fans to court for downloading music offers free music download

Oh, that LARS.

Full show, San Francisco Feb 9, 2015:

http://www.livemetallica.com/live-music/0,507/Metallica-mp3-flac-download-2-9-2015-Pier-48-San-Francisco-CA.html

WILLARD shares his "biggest campaign mistake" (surprisingly is is not "I decided to run")



Mitt Romney shares biggest mistake of campaign

The former presidential candidate tells Katie Couric what he wants to pass along to the next GOP nominee.

http://news.yahoo.com/mitt-romney-exclusive-interview-with-katie-couric-092359394.html

Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney told Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric in an exclusive interview Wednesday that he decided not to run for president a third time for a simple reason.

“It just didn’t feel right,” Romney said in his first interview since deciding at the end of January not to mount another campaign. “Somehow, it just didn’t feel like this was the right time for us to step forward.”

If he had run, Romney said, he would have spent “a great deal of time taking my message to Hispanic Americans and to other minority groups in this country — African Americans, Asian Americans — and describing why it is that conservative principles are best for them and for their families.

“That’s something I wish I would’ve spent a lot more time doing” in 2012, he said.

SHOCKING! I NEVER would've suspected that Charlie Sheen is an illiterate little racist fuck.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/03/19/charlie-sheen-s-racist-obama-rant.html

Charlie Sheen’s Racist Obama Rant: ‘Barry Satera Kenya’

The man formerly known as Carlos Irwin Estévez has put his foot firmly in his mouth again.

Early Thursday morning, the star of Platoon, Wall Street, and Two and a Half Men took to Twitter to vent his frustration with President Obama’s appearance on ESPN’s SportsCenter. You see, Obama was engaging in his annual tradition of filling out the NCAA tourney bracket on live television—a practice that seems to irk millions of myopic Americans far more than, say, George W. Bush’s pre-9/11 staycation.

Sheen, as is his wont, tweeted the following racist gibberish directed at the commander-in-chief:

Barry Satera Kenya u won't attend a soldier's funeral uhkros da street that u kild yet u hav time 4 brackets? s a d c http://moby.to/6ih0fg
11:53 PM - 18 Mar 2015

Obama blames the guy actually responsible for the birth of ISIS for giving birth to ISIS. BASTARD!

I'm LOVING the right-wing outrage over this.

‘Unintended consequences’: Obama traces origin of ISIS to Bush-era Iraq invasion
Published time: March 17, 2015 04:17
Edited time: March 18, 2015 09:46

http://rt.com/usa/241325-obama-isis-iraq-bush/



President Barack Obama traced the origins of Islamic State militants back to the presidency of George W. Bush and the invasion of Iraq back in 2003, arguing that its growth was an “unintended consequence” of the war.

In an interview with Vice News, President Obama said the rise of Islamic State (IS, also known as ISIS/ISIL) can be directly linked to America’s excursion into Iraq under Bush.

“Two things: One is, ISIL is a direct outgrowth of Al-Qaeda in Iraq that grew out of our invasion,” Obama said in an interview with VICE News. “Which is an example of unintended consequences. Which is why we should generally aim before we shoot.”

Obama stated that he is “confident” a coalition consisting of 60 nations “will slowly push back ISIL out of Iraq,” but added that the challenge of stopping extremism won’t stop unless there is a political solution to the internal strife affecting so many countries in the Middle East.


Rolling Stone: "101 Things Noel Gallagher Has Been Mad At"

101 Things Noel Gallagher Has Been Mad At



http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/looking-back-in-anger-101-things-noel-gallagher-has-been-mad-at-20150317

4. Brian Wilson
"Who would want to be Brian Wilson, sitting in a studio in a nappy, eating a fucking carrot with your little fat feet in a sandpit, not going on tour? Fuck that." –RS, Feb. 2015

32. How Angry Liam Is
"He's rude, arrogant, intimidating and lazy. He's the angriest man you'll ever meet. He's like a man with a fork in a world of soup." –NME compendium

52. Litterers
"I like that Singapore thing. You know – you get caught dropping litter you get your head chopped off. I'd have a bin on every street corner. If you're going to buy a doughnut, eat the fucking doughnut. Don't have a bite and then chuck it on the floor. Eat the fucking doughnut." –GQ (U.K.), Oct. 2013

77. Thom Yorke
"No matter how much you sit there twiddling, going, 'We're all doomed', at the end of the day people will always want to hear you play 'Creep'. Get over it." –The Telegraph, Feb. 2007

"They say he coulda done more if the hook & pull gang had gotten the beefs outta the way faster"

Discuss.



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