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How I have existed fills me with horror. For I have failed in everything - spelling, arithmetic, riding, tennis, golf; dancing, singing, acting; wife, mistress, whore, friend. Even cooking. And I do not excuse myself with the usual escape of 'not trying'. I tried with all my heart.

In my dreams, I am not crippled. In my dreams, I dance.

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Another installment of Name That Famous Musician:

 

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Here's another picture of the same person that should make this much easier:

 

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Still nobody, eh?  Okay, here's one more:

 

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"In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together." - President Dwight D. Eisenhower January 17th 1961

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Another installment of Name That Famous Musician:

 

vn7nppZ.jpg

 

Here's another picture of the same person that should make this much easier:

 

R1CWrTy.jpg

 

Still nobody, eh?  Okay, here's one more:

 

sD2br29.jpg

 

 

Kicking myself for not placing him on the first two pics (yea, I'd seen the first before). He was the man!

 

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One of the most legendary and greatest live performances ever.  Queen, at their absolute peak, in front of the largest audience ever (72,000 in attendance at Wembley plus an estimated 1.5 BILLION watching live on TV) hitting a grand slam.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQsM6u0a038

 

I watched this live with my parents on TV as a 9 year old child.  I still remember it clearly and it still brings me to tears every time.

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"In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together." - President Dwight D. Eisenhower January 17th 1961

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One of the most legendary and greatest live performances ever.  Queen, at their absolute peak, in front of the largest audience ever (72,000 in attendance at Wembley plus an estimated 1.5 BILLION watching live on TV) hitting a grand slam.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQsM6u0a038

 

This is probably my favorite live performance of any band I've ever seen in a video. I remember seeing this on TV when I was younger. It was a huge event and Queen stole the show from some of the biggest names in the biz. Wish I'd been there.

 

Magic this is.

 

I can't name a best guitarist ever, a best band ever, a best drummer ever, and so on. I certainly have a short list for them all though. I can however name the best frontman ever:

 

Freddie Mercury.

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So, I just watched the above video again for the who knows how many timeth, and was promptly inspired to break out my Live Aid DVDs. Thanks Keyrock. You changed the trajectory of my evening towards a much more rockin one than it likely otherwise would have been.

 

On the Live Aid DvDs: can't recommend them enough. Sadly the video quality is lacking on many of the performances (it really wasn't mastered well), but the music quality is there on almost all of them. And there were many great performances at Live Aid. It's arguable that Live Aid was the pinnacle of live concert events so far in modern recorded history.

 

While looking at the lineup a few moments ago while deciding which DvD I'd start listening to, it occurred to me that there's not enough U2 in this tread. So here:

 

 

Also, not enough Madonna:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2LUnbH_0kw

 

Really, get your hands on these DvDs. You will be glad you did. Youtube is missing a lot.

 

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Live Aid was incredible.  I wish I could have been there in person, at either location (Wembley and JFK Stadium), but I'm glad I at least got to see it live as it happened.  I was 9, so I didn't fully understand just how rare and special an event this was at the time, but I understood enough that I knew I was watching something memorable taking place. 

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One of the most legendary and greatest live performances ever.  Queen, at their absolute peak, in front of the largest audience ever (72,000 in attendance at Wembley plus an estimated 1.5 BILLION watching live on TV) hitting a grand slam.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQsM6u0a038

 

I watched this live with my parents on TV as a 9 year old child.  I still remember it clearly and it still brings me to tears every time.

That clip never gets old. I'd say in particular that that was singularly the best live performance of Radio Ga Ga...ever.

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"Things are funny...are comedic, because they mix the real with the absurd." - Buzz Aldrin.

"P-O-T-A-T-O-E" - Dan Quayle

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Guys listen to this, its a remix of Goldfish Moonwalk Away. Its brilliant but it is a dance song just so you know

"Abashed the devil stood and felt how awful goodness is and saw Virtue in her shape how lovely: and pined his loss”

John Milton 

"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” -  George Bernard Shaw

"What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead" - Nelson Mandela

 

 

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Now listening to Motley Crue The Saints of Los Angeles

 

very loudly too

"While it is true you learn with age, the down side is what you often learn is what a damn fool you were before"

Thomas Sowell

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35 years ago today, this was #1 on the U.S. Billboard charts. It's one of a small handful of instrumentals to ever reach the top spot and to this day Herb Alpert is the only artist to ever reach #1 with both an instrumental performance and a vocal performance.

 

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35 years ago today, this was #1 on the U.S. Billboard charts. It's one of a small handful of instrumentals to ever reach the top spot and to this day Herb Alpert is the only artist to ever reach #1 with both an instrumental performance and a vocal performance.

Pretty groovy.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5PxE9mDCGg

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How I have existed fills me with horror. For I have failed in everything - spelling, arithmetic, riding, tennis, golf; dancing, singing, acting; wife, mistress, whore, friend. Even cooking. And I do not excuse myself with the usual escape of 'not trying'. I tried with all my heart.

In my dreams, I am not crippled. In my dreams, I dance.

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Who says American public television doesn't rock ... Austin City Limits on right now, featuring NIN. Does Austria get PBS, Woldan, if you're watching. It's a real jam, with backup singers, electric guitars, bass, and keyboards. Awesome. Almost like NIN R&B. 

All Stop. On Screen.

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