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Willie G. Moseley

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  1. Shades of Ace Frehley... https://www.al.com/life/2021/10/motley-crue-singer-vince-neil-breaks-ribs-in-fall-off-stage.html
  2. Little-known fact: Pat Boone did a quasi-endorsement for Melobar, of all things. Happened following John Selby Smith's midwifery for the Boone's dog when it was having puppies. John Selby is the son of Melobar inventor/founder Walt Smith.
  3. RE the softball game passing: Again, no philosophical rumination but that's the way I hope to go. As might be expected (RE: My father's heart attack chronicled earlier) the paternal side of my family has a lot of congenital/hereditary heart problems, including me, so I hope I can just....well, drop dead (as long as I'm not driving so as to endanger anyone else). In '92, Pop's younger brother, age 64, slumped over dead in a golf cart during a corporate tournament. He was one under par at the time....
  4. I don't own a t-shirt like the one at the intro. I do own a couple with the "I May Be Old But I Got To See All The Cool Bands" slogan, on accounta it's a truism. Mine show the slogan only, I noted the recent editions of t-shirts sporting that statement also show a guitar (usually a Strat-type). Curious marketing evolution but not surprising.
  5. ^^^^Yeah, I thought the illustration was off-putting right at the outset. To "the easily amused" I might also add "seekers of a cheap souvenir."
  6. Sent the 'couple who just had a fight' image to a few musicians I know, and one of 'em responded: "Try Steely Dan! You can see Donald giving Walter the side eye behind his sunglasses in every shot!"
  7. Excellent. Tempo seems to be a not-so-subtle reference to "Everybody Wants To Rule The World" (YMMV), and that's not necessarily a bad thing. Was a huge '80s fan, but some years back I tried and tried to get into Everybody Loves A Happy Ending but never did. I don't even know what product they've released since then. As for their looks, they seem to be keeping it honest, and they seem to be featuring the music and demonstrating they can still deliver unique stuff instead of featuring the visuals. The video's just basically a windswept female in silhouette. No deep concept there....(YMMV) And just for a nostalgia moment I pulled up "Shout". Gawd, that simplistic-but-irresistible song still hooks me like I was a ten pound bass.
  8. Sounds like proximity of the specialized heart hospital was a big factor in him surviving. A 10 1/2 hour operation's mindboggling. And not to wax philosophical but sometimes numerous real-life "dominoes" have to be lined up just exactly right for someone to make it. My father had a massive heart attack on a golf course in 1999, and the following facets of the episode (in numerical order) were in place; if one of these things hadn't have happened, he probably wouldn't have made it: 1. A guy in his foursome knew CPR, and got his heart into a weak but steady rhythm, but it was probably not going to last 2. They were in a golf cart, not walking (faster transport) 3. They were on the 18th hole when he was stricken, and just across the road was a fire station, w/ an emergency defibrillator among its equipment. which was used. Hiis heart flatlined after the first shock but started up stronger after the second shock. 4. He was stabliized at a nearby hospital then transported to the area hospital that specializes in heart issues and surgery, where... 5. ...Two cardiologists happened to be on in the premises, one of whom was Pop's regular heart doctor. So he got a double amount of pro care. When he was finally stabilized to the point that he appeared to be out of danger, he was so sedated he didn't even blink. Pop was 77 when that happened. He got a pacemaker and lived until he was almost 93.
  9. Priest's publiciist just sent this out earlier this evening: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: UPDATE ON RICHIE FAULKNER: We have an update on Richie – see below in Richie’s own words…. Maniacs… I’ve always been grateful for the opportunities I’ve been presented with. I’ve always considered myself THE most fortunate man ever - to be able to play my favourite music - with my favourite band - to my favourite people around the world… Today just being able to type this to you all is the biggest gift of all… As I watch footage from the Louder Than Life Festival in Kentucky, I can see in my face the confusion and anguish I was feeling whilst playing ‘Painkiller’ as my aorta ruptured and started to spill blood into my chest cavity…. I was having what my doctor called an aortic aneurysm and complete aortic dissection. From what I’ve been told by my surgeon, people with this don’t usually make it to the hospital alive….. I was taken to nearby Rudd Heart & Lung Center and quickly went into what turned out to be a 10 ½ hour emergency open heart surgery. Five parts of my chest were replaced with mechanical components…..I’m literally made of metal now…. It could have all ended so differently – we only had an hours set that night due to Metallica’s performance after us – and it does cross my mind if it was a full set, would I have played until total collapse…? If it hadn’t happened in such a high adrenaline situation would my body have been able to keep going long enough to reach the hospital…? The amazing Heart & Lung Center was 4 miles away from the gig site – if it had been further away…….. We can always drive ourselves crazy with these things but I’m still alive thankfully. Whatever the circumstances, when watching that footage, the truth is, knowing what I know now, I see a dying man….. I’ve been moved to tears and humbled by friends, family, my fantastic band, crew and management and also you guys sending me videos and messages of love and support during the last week – I thank you all so much and although I have a recovery road ahead of me, as soon as I’m able to get up and running again, you’ll be the first to know and we’ll get back out there delivering the goods for you all….! One last thing maniacs, this came totally out of the blue for me – no history of a bad heart, no clogged arteries etc…my point is I don’t even have high cholesterol and this could’ve been the end for me. If you can get yourselves checked – do it for me please…… Lots of love and see you down the front again soon…. Richie… This is from our strong falcon - he will be flying high again just as soon as he is able…. JUDAS PRIEST October 6th, 2021
  10. I thought it was on display at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame permanently. Almost caught Clapton's "Blackie" ($959,000). ...but that's public auctions. Private sale(s) of the Peter Green/Gary Moore Les Paul was considerably higher if you believe the rumors.
  11. https://variety.com/2021/music/news/commander-cody-george-frayne-dead-roots-country-rock-lost-planet-airmen-1235075409/#:~:text=George Frayne IV%2C who led,for cancer for several years. Man, that first album, Lost in the Ozone, still holds up half a century after its release on accounta it was innovative as hell in its time--Western Swing, rockabilly, gospel and other influences in a semi-bizarre melange kept a listener's attention...and it didn't hurt the presentation that Bill Kirchen was the lead guitarist. Yeah, "Hot Rod Lincoln" was a cover hit, but "Seeds and Stems" (a melancholy country number about running out of dope) was hilarious. The three live tracks at the end were great, especially "Beat Me Daddy Eight to the Bar" (loved Buffalo Bruce Barlow's bass solo). And I while I remembered the dancing french fries in this video, I'd forgotten how Kirchen went ape****, to include glopping ketchup on his Esquire: Cody was a unique type of musical innovator.
  12. JGale was right: Here it is almost two weeks later and the anchor melody is still bouncing around inside my cranium more than once a day. There's also this melody:
  13. Prayers sent up. Sounds like you've got a practical perspective on things, and for that you have my admiration. I'd noted selling off my guitar collection in that newspaper column about the collectible lunchbox a few weeks ago, but I didn't note therein was that a couple of motivating factors for disposing of my guitars are some health issues for both the Missus and me that have manifested themselves permanently within the last year...but I'm 71 and she's 70 and such maladies, while not particularly age-related, do seem to happen more often to older folks, maybe on accounta we've just been around longer. But it aren't easy if they hit when your body is in decline anyway. Wanna stay private about this until some stability is in effect, even if the permanent lifestyle's different (and it already is). Hang in there, Ceeb. Wishing you the best
  14. Then there's this homemade but decent video from 2018, 12 years after the Denmark show. The brief allusions to "When a Man Loves a Woman" and "No Woman, No Cry" are a lot of fun. And Brooker was 73 years old and still had the pipes. Got-Taw-Mitey...
  15. This version is pretty cool, too, and I'd never heard it before. Props to the backups singers. They seem to be mixed with a bit more volume than usual but methinks Joe still holds his own. Another song that Cocker could do justice to with a unique performance.
  16. Jeezus, I was weeping openly by the time that ended. What a great arrangement. Gary Brooker IS Procol Harum, of course. One of the most "distinctively passionate" voices in music history. Thank you for posting this. Apparently the concert is no longer available on CD; I'm a huge fan of Live in Concert with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra (1971) as well their orchestral studio arrangements. Regret this one got by me.
  17. No offense to the recently departed, but when BOA emerged in the early '70s, I thought their presentation (records and in concert) was somewhat of a would-be (self-) parody of Southern Rock. Jim Dandy's buffoonery simply underlined such an, uh, aesthetic. I never took them or their music seriously. YMMV
  18. I think this has been discussed on this site before, but for me, a "reconstituted visual association" (somewhat akin to a music video) was the use of part of "In A Gadda Da Vida" in the climatic scene of the 1986 move Manhunter. Bushy's rapid-fire roll on his tom-tom(s) synced with William Petersen crashing through a plate glass window was unforgettable. The movie and the use of "IAGDV" still hold up, IMO. Noticed that band members were playing Mosrites on the covers of their first two albums + in the video Arm of Hamer posted.
  19. I managed to garner the box set of all four performances from which Performance-Rockin' the Fillmore was culled. Frampton gave an excellent interview RE the box set, and that article is in rotation on Vintage Guitar's archival section; enjoy: https://www.vintageguitar.com/18376/humble-pie-at-the-fillmore/
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