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Fred Ward, actor.


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Chilidog wrote: Fri May 13, 2022 8:12 pm Monty, the Piping plover

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and that's bad news for Biden and Dems because...

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The Bladerunner soundtrack is still amazing all these years later.


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RIP


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Andy Fletcher, 60. Keyboardist & founding member of Depeche Mode.

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The New York Times obituary is charming, and has some interesting details, about the artist and Humphrey Bogart's mother, among other things. It's paywalled, but I think the NYT has gotten a little more generous with free articles lately.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/04/busi ... -dead.html


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I loved Seals & Crofts! Dang.



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Oh man!


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I had never heard of Seals & Croft until I saw them at Fillmore East, opening for Procul Harum.

Found them an amiable listen, but overshadowed by PH, of which I was a big fan.

During their brief vogue in the next few years it was pleasant to be able to mention that I'd seen them in concert before they were famous.

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chancery wrote: Tue Jun 07, 2022 8:19 pm I had never heard of Seals & Croft until I saw them at Fillmore East, opening for Procul Harum.

Found them an amiable listen, but overshadowed by PH, of which I was a big fan.
Alas, Procol Harum lead singer Gary Brooker died of cancer in February of this year. Don't think we covered that here.


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chancery wrote: Tue Jun 07, 2022 8:19 pm I had never heard of Seals & Croft until I saw them at Fillmore East, opening for Procul Harum.

Found them an amiable listen, but overshadowed by PH, of which I was a big fan.
And I didn't remember ever hearing the name Procol Harum, but when I looked them up, I certainly was a fan of their A Whiter Shade of Pale.


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johnpcapitalist wrote: Tue Jun 07, 2022 8:41 pm
Alas, Procol Harum lead singer Gary Brooker died of cancer in February of this year. Don't think we covered that here.
Yes, sad news.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/23/arts ... -dead.html
Gary Brooker, Singer for Procol Harum, Dies at 76
The pianist and singer composed the band’s music for five decades, including the hit “A Whiter Shade of Pale.”


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Internet Explorer, star of Windows, dies at 26
https://www.theverge.com/2022/6/15/2316 ... retirement
Internet Explorer is dead. Microsoft is retiring IE today after nearly 27 years. The aging web browser is being sunset in favor of Microsoft Edge, with support being officially withdrawn for IE 11 today. It’s the end of an internet era, after Microsoft initially moved away from the Internet Explorer branding with the release of Windows 10 in 2015.

For consumers, not much changes. Usage of Internet Explorer has plummeted in recent years, with StatCounter showing IE has less than half a percent of overall browser market share. Microsoft has been trying to stop people from using Internet Explorer for years now, and the company previously labeled it a “compatibility solution” rather than a browser that businesses should actively be using.
I was curious. I did not know if they would actually find a way to kill the app on a local machine (probably did it in an update). I opened it a couple of times this evening. Sometimes it will actually go to MSN or it will go to a page saying.. use EDGE. When I tried to go to Google, it automatically opened Edge.


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MN-Skeptic wrote: Tue Jun 07, 2022 9:16 pm
chancery wrote: Tue Jun 07, 2022 8:19 pm I had never heard of Seals & Croft until I saw them at Fillmore East, opening for Procul Harum.

Found them an amiable listen, but overshadowed by PH, of which I was a big fan.
And I didn't remember ever hearing the name Procol Harum, but when I looked them up, I certainly was a fan of their A Whiter Shade of Pale.
I love Procul Harem’s Whiter Shade of Pale and the Annie Lennox cover of it.


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northland10 wrote: Wed Jun 15, 2022 8:46 pm Internet Explorer, star of Windows, dies at 26
https://www.theverge.com/2022/6/15/2316 ... retirement
Internet Explorer is dead. Microsoft is retiring IE today after nearly 27 years. The aging web browser is being sunset in favor of Microsoft Edge, with support being officially withdrawn for IE 11 today. It’s the end of an internet era, after Microsoft initially moved away from the Internet Explorer branding with the release of Windows 10 in 2015.

For consumers, not much changes. Usage of Internet Explorer has plummeted in recent years, with StatCounter showing IE has less than half a percent of overall browser market share. Microsoft has been trying to stop people from using Internet Explorer for years now, and the company previously labeled it a “compatibility solution” rather than a browser that businesses should actively be using.
I was curious. I did not know if they would actually find a way to kill the app on a local machine (probably did it in an update). I opened it a couple of times this evening. Sometimes it will actually go to MSN or it will go to a page saying.. use EDGE. When I tried to go to Google, it automatically opened Edge.
Firefox, Chrome and IE icons have been on the bottom of my screen for years. The IE icon was there the other day. Gone now.

eta: The loss of IE is giving my husband absolute fits at work. Comparable to the Y2K hoopla. He works for a Xerox company that deals with State Medicare and Medicaid and most of them still run IE. It's an all hands on deck scramble to get stuff to work. This is what happens when systems and programs and such never get updated because they "work fine."


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MN-Skeptic wrote: Tue Jun 07, 2022 9:16 pm
chancery wrote: Tue Jun 07, 2022 8:19 pm I had never heard of Seals & Croft until I saw them at Fillmore East, opening for Procul Harum.

Found them an amiable listen, but overshadowed by PH, of which I was a big fan.
And I didn't remember ever hearing the name Procol Harum, but when I looked them up, I certainly was a fan of their A Whiter Shade of Pale.
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Love Seals & Croft.


gotta listen to their whole album -the one with Diamond Girl


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jemcanada2 wrote: Wed Jun 15, 2022 10:11 pm
MN-Skeptic wrote: Tue Jun 07, 2022 9:16 pm
chancery wrote: Tue Jun 07, 2022 8:19 pm I had never heard of Seals & Croft until I saw them at Fillmore East, opening for Procul Harum.

Found them an amiable listen, but overshadowed by PH, of which I was a big fan.
And I didn't remember ever hearing the name Procol Harum, but when I looked them up, I certainly was a fan of their A Whiter Shade of Pale.
I love Procul Harem’s Whiter Shade of Pale and the Annie Lennox cover of it.
I was today years old when I heard that Annie Lennox did a "Whiter Shade of Pale" cover. Gotta go find it an give it a listen. I tired of listening to the same regurgitation of todays hearings anyway.

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EDIT TOO: I'm not a fan of the video. It really detracts from the story in the song. Annie is good though, if you don't look at the video.


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I studied Procul Harum's Whiter Shade of Pale in high school, in a class called Music Appreciation.

We studied it because the music was written by Johann Sebastian Bach.



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