1. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I'm off to London today. Weather is looking average. Hopefully it's not crazy busy.
    It's school holidays... Should've known it would be a mess...
    10-28-2016 01:45 PM
  2. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Wow time flew from the first of this month to almost the 31. I will be not looking foward to the Christmas jingles :(
    Honestly I'm not fond of Xmas music. I think working in retail did it. Then just as you get older some songs just make you feel ill...
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    10-28-2016 01:47 PM
  3. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I think I'll stay out of the insurance talk. I do get it with my work and I pay for my wife, 600/y, deductible is 120 once for each of us, if we use it.
    10-28-2016 02:21 PM
  4. Rose640's Avatar
    Australians are pretty easy to get along with. It's one of the things I miss being here in the UK. British people for the most part are a bit strange and not the easieat to make friends with.
    They're like us, super friendly, there was zero attitude when we talked to them. I did loose 1,5 hours but it was a nice experience.
    10-28-2016 02:31 PM
  5. Rose640's Avatar
    Old rock legends are coming to our pub tommorow night. I bought the ticked almost a month ago, but I won't go. I'll just sell it now and skipp the gig. I'm just too tired.
    10-28-2016 02:32 PM
  6. sahib lopez's Avatar




    I think the v20 feels.great in the hands and is very thin :) !
    10-28-2016 06:21 PM
  7. sahib lopez's Avatar
    I gotta say that if the lg v20 ran windows phone 10 id be all over it !
    10-29-2016 07:27 PM
  8. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Here's what I did last night.






    10-30-2016 01:16 PM
  9. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Here is a mini review of the concert I saw last night.

    ARW (Anderson, Rabin & Wakeman) played at the Goodyear Theater in Akron, OH.

    First, a bit about the venue. I had never been to the Goodyear Theater, and had never even heard of it, prior to this concert. It is an old movie theater built in the 1920s and restored. It was originally a private theater for Goodyear employees. The cheap seats (balcony) were actually the best seats. The view of the stage and the sound were excellent. Before the show started, the guy sitting next to me said, “This will be great sound. I know. I was a soundman for 35 years.” (Retired soundman worked for many big names: Foreigner, Tracy Byrd, Toto, Kansas, Styx, and more.) The sound was the best I’ve heard since attending a concert at a similar venue in downtown Cleveland. These old theaters are terrific. Seating is great, as is sound. There were only a few empty seats scattered sporadically in the venue, so it looked to be a sellout. The capacity of the Goodyear Theater is around 1450.

    Here is the set list:
    "Cinema"
    "Perpetual Change"
    "Hold On"
    "I’ve Seen All Good People"
    "Lift Me Up"
    "And You And I"
    "Rhythm Of Love"
    "Heart Of The Sunrise"
    "Long Distance Runaround"
    "The Fish"
    "The Meeting"
    "Awaken"
    "Owner of A Lonely Heart"
    Encore: "Roundabout"

    The band was tight and appeared to be having as much fun as the audience.

    Jon Anderson recently turned 72, but he looked and sounded 20 years younger. He still acts reminiscent of an elf, running around on stage. His voice was in excellent form. One unusual thing I noticed is that Jon retrieved his acoustic guitar and harp himself; he did not have a roadie bring the instruments.

    I never saw Trevor Rabin, since he was not in Yes when I saw them in 1998 (Steve Howe was the guitarist). I was impressed by Trevor Rabin’s guitar playing. He did not simply copy Howe’s style on the songs that were originally recorded by Howe, but he added his own interpretations. Rabin is an excellent guitarist, and he mainly plays a Fender Strat.

    The main reason I wanted to go to this concert is to see Rick Wakeman, who was not in Yes in 1998 either. Rick had 10 keyboards and played all of them at some point. The keyboards weren’t just for show. Rick Wakeman wore a trademark cape (black with silver trim). His main keyboards were a Korg Kronos, a Roland, and the two Minimoogs. Rick has not lost anything over the years. His playing is as good as ever, and he played with blistering speed using different keyboards for the left and right hands frequently. The Moogs have a terrific sound that is unique, but I now know I’ll never buy one, whether mini or huge. Rick had to do tons of adjustments on the Moogs while playing them. I thought playing a keyboard backwards was just a Keith Emerson thing, but Rick Wakeman did that as well. Rick even played the Keytar.

    The bassist is Lee Pomeroy. He is just as good as the late Chris Squire and plays a Rickenbacker 4001 which Squire played. One would not be able to tell it were not Squire playing by listening but not watching.

    The drummer is Lou Molino, who sounds as good as Bill Bruford and better than Alan White.

    Both the bassist and drummer were given opportunities to take solos, which was nice.

    The concert was very high energy and about 2 h, 20 min long. They didn’t take any breaks, but returned to the stage immediately after “Owner of a Lonely Heart” to do the encore “Roundabout”. Following the encore, a guy in the audience gave Rick an OH license plate that said “YESFAN”.

    Observations noticed from watching, speaking with and listening to audience members (including overheard conversations). Popular t-shirts other than Yes were: Jean Luc Ponty, Spirit, Jethro Tull, ELP, and Rush. I expected an entirely older crowd, but there were folks my age who brought their teenaged kids to the concert, as well as University of Akron students attending the concert. The crowd was very sober and had excellent bladder control. Very few people left their seats to go to the bar or the restrooms during the concert. Most people either did not drink at all or just had one drink prior to the start of the show.

    Topics of discussion I was directly involved in or overheard: 1. This is the real Yes, not the band that calls itself Yes but only has Steve Howe in it and nobody else who is known. (There is no Yes without Jon Anderson, which I’d have to agree, since Jon has a unique voice nobody else is able to copy.) 2. The venue is great. It was a first experience for many audience members. 3. Rick Wakeman is better technically than Keith Emerson was. (Of course the Rick vs Keith debate is nothing new.)
    Last edited by Laura Knotek; 10-30-2016 at 11:05 PM.
    10-30-2016 07:42 PM
  10. worldspy99's Avatar
    It was Diwali or the "Festival of Lights" yesterday. We had a little get together at our place. The 950 took some stellar shots, actually beat the Canon DSLR in a couple of instances. Anyway here is one after the girls got their henna tattoos made by a friend who is a "shoe designer". You might have worn something designed by her, she has worked for some real big name labels :-)
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    10-31-2016 11:03 AM
  11. azcruz's Avatar
    At the moment...
    10-31-2016 10:35 PM
  12. horseybob's Avatar
    Sigh. I'm merely drinking beer and wandering around the internet.
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    10-31-2016 10:38 PM
  13. Rose640's Avatar
    It hasn't been this quiet here in a while.
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    11-01-2016 12:48 PM
  14. Rose640's Avatar
    Studying for German test, If only I had tried and learned this much few years ago, I'd have almost the same knowledge of German as I have of English.
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    11-01-2016 12:50 PM
  15. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Studying for German test, If only I had tried and learned this much few years ago, I'd have almost the same knowledge of German as I have of English.
    Good luck on your German test! 😊
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    11-01-2016 01:39 PM
  16. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Honestly I'm not fond of Xmas music. I think working in retail did it. Then just as you get older some songs just make you feel ill...
    Do they still play "Merry Xmas Everybody" by Slade in the UK?
    11-01-2016 01:44 PM
  17. sinime's Avatar
    Studying for German test, If only I had tried and learned this much few years ago, I'd have almost the same knowledge of German as I have of English.
    Viel Glck
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    11-01-2016 02:23 PM
  18. Rose640's Avatar
    Good luck on your German test! 😊
    Thanks, I'll definitely need it :D
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    11-01-2016 04:43 PM
  19. Rose640's Avatar
    Viel Glck
    Viele danke 😂
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    11-01-2016 04:43 PM
  20. Rose640's Avatar
    Man those referees need to get their s*** back together. How can you not see a man at least 2m in off side.

    They were Italians so...
    11-01-2016 04:46 PM
  21. azcruz's Avatar
    Sahib gets a salary increase and this thread became silent...
    11-01-2016 05:41 PM
  22. Rose640's Avatar
    Leaving for school. It's around 5:30 now.
    11-01-2016 11:34 PM
  23. Rose640's Avatar
    And I had 4 hours of sleep, and the first two classes are PE.
    11-01-2016 11:35 PM
  24. worldspy99's Avatar
    And I had 4 hours of sleep, and the first two classes are PE.
    Have fun at school. I'm off to bed, really long day at work today and an equally long day tomorrow as well.
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    11-01-2016 11:49 PM
  25. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Do they still play "Merry Xmas Everybody" by Slade in the UK?
    I don't recall hearing it but then I tune out most Xmas music out of habit.
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    11-02-2016 12:11 AM
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