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The last time Floyd got together and played "Comfortably Numb" for Live8


Anyone out there ever get seriously into Brazilian Jazz/Rock?

I mean, there is not the demarcation line there is here

But like Milton Nascamiento, Gal Costa, Gilberto Gil, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Lo Borges, or even Sergio Mendes?

As a Polish/Dutch-American, descended from immigrants (like many of us) I ask...

That is the "Polish Soul"?

Is it like the "Russian Soul"?

Stairway to Heaven -- was it about Hobbits or was it stream of consciousness?

I could see it read as both

As well as Taurus' "Spirit" thrown in

With some other stuff

Posted by RFCalifornia | Sat Oct 9, 2021, 10:41 PM (6 replies)

This was my life before my 20s

I couldn't concentrate on anything

You know how those New Agers and Buddhists want to be aware of everything?

Well, this was ME

Aware of every little distraction in the universe

Not just aware of what was going around me, but what I thought about each element that distracted me

Then I discovered drugs

I swear, the best ADHD drug is nicotine

Don't smoke or vape

If you must use this, use the gum or patch

Even still

Anyway sometimes I would Hyperfocus

Like really get interested in this stupid thing that only I cared about, like the Beatles or potato bugs

THAT is what ADHD is like

I'm doing well, but when I was kid, it was HELL

Everyone wanted me to be something I wasn't

The school district required me to be on ritalin in order to attend (this was 1970s)

My "psychologist" 'Mister Beale' would pin me down on the floor while I screamed and cried

Eventually I would relent, and would take my seat

Anyone here a fan of "Ask a Mortician" or Caitlin Doughty?

She hits the nail on the head every one of her YT broadcasts

Posted by RFCalifornia | Sat Oct 9, 2021, 10:22 PM (7 replies)

"Physical Graffiti" -- the first time I heard this

It was 1986 or 7

I was at a boarding school in South Lake Tahoe, CA

I was exploring music, as was everyone

Some folk took a punk direction

Some took a metal direction

I took a deep rock direction

I learned to love Led Zep, Emerson Lake and Palmer, Yes, The Stones, and Black Sabbath

Not to mention some other great bands I was exposed to

But our cook gave me this 90 minute cassette, that had all of Led Zeppelin's "Physical Graffiti" on it

The song that really grabbed me was "The Rover"

Mein GOTT! This was true blending of metal, jazz, rock and blues

As I rode the Greyhound back to the Bay Area, this album, plus the ganja I had smoked before the ride, drove me home

Posted by RFCalifornia | Sat Oct 9, 2021, 10:07 PM (3 replies)

Would Soviet Communism be considered a religion?

Think about it -- it had everything religions have

Cult of personality, the idea of "the new soviet man," icons (badges you got for being a good worker,) and even a heaven of sorts (true communism)

Don't get me wrong -- I think Marx was right on a great deal of things, and he never claimed to be god (never did Jesus btw)

But his followers thought him almost as such

"Thank God I am not a Marxist" -- Karl Marx

Every moment in your life, every second in your existence...

Is a thing of such great improbability, you have to say "yes"

Yes, you are here because of the transmission of semen

So is everyone else

Break this habit being ruled by one's biology

And live your life as you please

Posted by RFCalifornia | Tue Oct 5, 2021, 10:20 PM (5 replies)

Is it so wrong????

To just be yourself on a Saturday night?

To drink as much as you want, lounge around as much as you want, watching and changing various movies on the DVD or VHS

It is to be
Posted by RFCalifornia | Tue Oct 5, 2021, 10:14 PM (3 replies)
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