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    Janis Ian

    Starting in my youth (late teen-years), I had a incredibly destructive, volatile, teeth and nails, matches-and-gasoline relationship with an impossibly good-looking and impossibly high-maintenance older woman who was a professional dancer. The relationship lasted almost fourteen chaotic, toxic...
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    Interesting Article on John McGeoch

    A biography of John McGeoch has been published and the article below is sort of an abstract of that bio. McGeoch was the guitarist for Magazine and Siouxsie Sioux and the Banshees. In North America he remains relatively unknown, I think, but he was hugely influential on people like Johnny...
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    Tone Deaf Tuesday

    We all play slightly out of tune so that we can modulate keys - equal temperament. We are just used to it. The best way to tune a guitar (without a digital tuner) is to pick the string that has the most accurate intonation at the 12th fret and tune that string to pitch. For convenience, let's...
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    Graham Nash Interview

    New live album coming out .. https://www.theguardian.com/music/2022/may/03/graham-nash-on-families-joni-mitchell-and-toxic-masculinity-if-you-could-kill-putin-would-you-i-would
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    RIP Guitar Shorty

    Guitar World Obit: https://www.guitarworld.com/news/guitar-shorty-obit
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    McCartney Necro-Duets with Lennon

    https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-live-reviews/paul-mccartney-spokane-washington-got-back-tour-1344740/
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    Rubber bridges?

    A friend once had a mid-sixties, catalogue purchased, solid-body, Guyatone guitar that was completely unplayable - impossibly high action. Back in the 70s, I reset the neck angle using a matchbook from the pub where we used to go for a pint or six as a shim - light my fire. The guitar had a...
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    RIP Susan Jacks (ex The Poppy Family)

    CBC Obit https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/susan-jacks-obit-1.6431954 In the context of the 60s Vancouver music scene:
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    RIP Susan Jacks (ex The Poppy Family)

    Susan Jacks has passed away at the age of 73. She had been a member of The Poppy Family with her singer-songwriter husband, Terry Jacks, leader of the late 60s Vancouver-based Canadian group. Terry Jacks and The Poppy Family were apparently a large influence on Kurt Cobain. Cobain allegedly...
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    Elis Regina and Tom Jobim

    Stripped down Elis and Tom https://www.letstalkguild.com/ltg/index.php?threads/elis-and-tom-aguas-de-marco.209720/
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    Samara Joy and Pasquale Grosso - Stardust

    Three great things together, Samara, Pasquale, and Hoagy :love:
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    Ry Cooder and Taj Mahal

    Fifty six years after performing together in a group that went nowhere, The Rising Sons, Taj Majal and Ry Cooder are reunited as a thing. They appeared together on stage once in 2014, the only time together in all those years. They seem pumped in the interview...
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    The Dreaded "C" Word

    Thank you to everyone for their kind responses. My wife and I are definitely on the mend. There have been two days of negative rapid antigen tests. I went out yesterday afternoon and overdid it purchasing garden soil. I also started to catch up on some household things, replacing the door...
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    The Dreaded "C" Word

    Thank you to everyone for their kind wishes. I have spent a lot of time lying on the couch under a blanket binge (re)watching The Last Kingdom, the first two season of which I have seen before so I could drift in and out. With third season, I started having to pay attention, which worked out...
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