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  1. My band at the time opened for Robbie at Lee's Liquor Lounge in Minneapolis. He was touring in support of his first album "Country Love Songs". He was super nice, he asked me for a piece of gum, he gave me a copy of his record, I gave him our record, he then proceeded to blow the roof off the joint. I wore the record out and bought more.
  2. mini-bike good luck finding it, but I know a guy if your interested. ?
  3. Here is my submission to songfight that I recorded over the last few days. It has some obvious pandemic references. I did this on my ancient MAC with Garageband. Written, recorded and performed by me. The vocal track was meant to be a scratch but I kept it, recorded quickly as I had a submission deadline. Hamer Cruise Bass and Duotone used in this recording. Not mastered so you have to turn it up!!! If you go the the songfight website don't vote for me, this is just to share as part of this thread, not to pad my vote. ? http://www.songfight.org/music/kissing_contest/shoehornt
  4. Q: what do you do when you don't have a drink to toast Ray for a picture at the 4321? A: put your hand on your heart. Just this morning, as I considered this party coming up on Saturday, my first thought was of Ray.
  5. I remember the first Frozen Jam fondly. Just enough people to form the band. We played for hours. No pictures were taken. Bruce made me watch tennis in the middle of the night to sober me up so he could kick me out (I was still a relative stranger at the time). Boy have things changed. Only the heartiest souls brave the Minnesota winter conditions to attend the Frozen Jam. See you next Saturday!!
  6. The Ken Burns Country music documentary on PBS changed my perception of country music quite a bit. I don't like modern country music any more now, but I understand it differently. In my view country music is not in the actual music so much but the people that listen to it, the radio stations that play it, and where it is mostly produced, Nashville. My band Famous Volcanoes has a pedal steel featured predominantly. We have an alter ego string band with banjo and mandolin. Yet I doubt your average country music listener would consider us country music. When you twang out in Minneapolis
  7. Ray had a twinkle in his eye and a smile on his face that made it very clear talking to you was what he wanted to be doing in that moment. For a long time he was a consistent presence at most every 4321 HFC jam and I had the pleasure of spending many nights chatting with him on the back deck at all hours of the night while the basement rumbled with rock below our feet. He will be missed and remembered.
  8. I urge anyone who doesn't care about the RnR Hall of Fame to do the right thing... and vote for the Replacements. It's the ultimate FU.
  9. My new obsession is "Sweet Child of Vine" brewed by the Fulton Brewery. A bit less hoppy than your normal IPA, I love hoppy but this stuff is like crack... http://www.fultonbeer.com based on the story of how they were founded it also draws some minor comparisons to Hamer??
  10. A student forgot their giant heavy backpack in the media center a few yards from my desk and it pisses me off that the first thing I think is to wonder why it is there and what is inside... answer, books and folders.
  11. Maybe I could just send my Kindle and you'all could sign that? Creating problems for the HFC since 1999.
  12. If I download it on my Kindle, can I get it digitally signed? let me know what the postage is for that.
  13. I... just... can't... help.... myself... from computer history website cited above... the year 1990... " Microsoft released Windows amid a $10 million publicity blitz.... ...As a result, PCs moved toward the user-friendly concepts of the Macintosh, making IBM and IBM-compatible computers more popular. " from the Wikipedia page I cited: " Beginning in 1979, started by Steve Jobs and led by Jef Raskin, the Apple Lisa and Macintosh teams at Apple Computer (which included former members of the Xerox PARC group) continued to develop such ideas. The Macintosh, released in 1
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