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Jaguär

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Re: Dropping Like Flies
« Reply #30 on: March 21, 2005, 03:05:00 am »
Wonder if his coffin will open with side flaps?

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Re: Dropping Like Flies
« Reply #31 on: March 24, 2005, 02:40:00 pm »
From AP via  WP:
 
 Guitarist Rod Price of Foghat Dies at 57
 
 The Associated Press
 Thursday, March 24, 2005; 9:39 AM
 
 WILTON, New Hampshire - Guitarist Rod Price, founding member of the blues boogie band Foghat, died Tuesday after falling down a stairway at his home, a family friend said. He was 57.
 
 The London native's solos drove Foghat to three platinum and eight gold records during the band's quarter-century career. After many years of touring he settled in Wilton in 1994.
 
 Many in town knew Price as a loving father who never missed his son's baseball, soccer or basketball games. Fewer people knew of Price's musical background.
 
 Price had played with Champion Jack Dupree, Eddie Kirkland, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Willie Dixon and Honey Boy Edwards.
 
 In recent years, Price concentrated on his blues projects, cutting several CDs and giving private guitar lessons at his home.
 
 © 2005 The Associated Press
 
 .... And that on the heels of  this:
 
 Teen's love of 'Slow Ride' inspires quest
 
 
 Song replaced bell used to signal lunch
 By Chris Moran
 UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER
 March 19, 2005
 
 CHULA VISTA ?? A song can champion a cause, but in the case of a clever and persistent high school senior, the song is the cause.
 
 Daniel Dorman's tale begins with a ring and ends with an overpowering anthem. He used Gandhi-inspired tactics to confirm the power of one person to change the world ?? or at least high school lunch period.
 And, as Daniel explains, "Every story sounds better with the name 'Foghat' in it."
 
 The ring is, by Daniel's reckoning, an "E-sharp" bell that dismisses fifth period and calls Bonita Vista High School students to lunch. It annoys Daniel, and once he decided it needed to be replaced, there was only one worthy substitute: "Slow Ride," the classic rock staple by 70s rockers Foghat.
 
 So Daniel went to Principal Ramon Leyba and asked: How about playing "Slow Ride" in place of the lunch bell?
 
  <img src="http://crossword.uniontrib.com/uniontrib/20050319/images/foghat300.jpg" alt=" - " />
 Daniel Dorman (right) hugged Matt Smith as "Slow Ride" played on Bonita Vista High School's public address system.
 
 Leyba was amused, and told Daniel that he'd look into it. Really, though, Leyba thought that was the end of it. But Daniel was just getting started.
 
 "Gandhi beat the British Empire by not eating," Daniel said, so getting his school to broadcast "Slow Ride" was surely attainable. Also, the 17-year-old said, "I have a lot of free time."
 
 He put it to use with a three-page letter that eloquently made the case for "Slow Ride." He launched a petition drive for Proposition Slow Ride and gathered 300 signatures. He secured the band's endorsement. Foghat sent him what drummer Roger Earl calls "Fogstuff" ?? CDs, autographed photos and the like ?? and wished him well.
 
 Daniel didn't get any follow-up from Leyba after the meeting, so he and his friends devised messages in their Web design class to be delivered to Leyba daily. The first featured a photo of Daniel and an ultimatum that the principal had 10 days to play Foghat. If Leyba didn't play "Slow Ride," Daniel would go on a hunger strike. It was followed the next day with a photo of Daniel holding up nine fingers.
 
 When the countdown reached six days, Leyba called him in. Leyba agreed to play it, but just once. He said it wasn't possible to wire the song into the school's bell system, and he would not waste staff time playing "Slow Ride" each day.
 
 It was a high point for a boy who had almost dropped out of school before he got to high school. Daniel and his mom say the trouble started when he made a threat against a teacher in a moment of frustration. It wasn't a serious threat, but in the wake of the Santana High School shootings that year, administrators didn't take any chances.
 
 Daniel was transferred to Fifth Avenue Academy, a Chula Vista school that specializes in tough cases. He thrived there for two years and then entered Bonita Vista High in 11th grade.
 
 Daniel previously distinguished himself at Bonita Vista High by having an apprentice ?? a student who followed him everywhere, addressed him as "The Daniel," performed menial tasks for him and dressed like him. That meant wearing a derby hat and carrying a pocket watch.
 
 Daniel had 10 applicants for a second apprentice. They submitted résumés providing references, listing favorite television shows and answering questions such as, "If Daniel were to decide to miss school to watch 'Montel,' would the apprentice write down a short synopsis of what Daniel missed that day at school?"
 
 Yesterday at 12:36 p.m., the music played, and Daniel's story had a triumphant ending.
 
 And it has an epilogue. Foghat's Earl called Daniel last weekend. The drummer thought back to his high school days and wondered what would have happened back if he had asked his principal to play Jerry Lee Lewis' "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On."
 
 "He probably would have kicked me out," Earl said, but this Leyba "seems like a reasonable fellow."
 
 So when the band plays at Sycuan Casino this summer, Daniel and three of his buddies will be there as guests of the band. Earl said Leyba's invited, too.
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Re: Dropping Like Flies
« Reply #32 on: March 24, 2005, 03:26:00 pm »
my god, that guy is absolutely hilarious ... great article, thanks for posting it ...
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Re: Dropping Like Flies
« Reply #33 on: March 24, 2005, 04:56:00 pm »
How did y'all miss this one?
 
 Molly Hatcher singer Danny Joe Brown, 53
 
 By Sean Piccoli
 Pop Music Writer
 Posted March 12 2005
 
 Danny Joe Brown, a founding member of Southern rockers Molly Hatchet, and singer and co-writer of the band's biggest hits from the late '70s, died on Thursday at his home in Davie of complications from pneumonia. He was 53.
 
 The lone voice in a six-piece band that featured three lead guitarists, Mr. Brown, a Jacksonville native, matched the clamor of Molly Hatchet's music with a big, muscular growl on songs such as Flirtin' with Disaster, Whiskey Man and Gator Country. Mr. Brown co-founded Molly Hatchet in Jacksonville in 1975. The band adopted a hard-rocking sound inspired in part by the boogie and blues of Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd.
 
 
 Molly Hatchet also gained a reputation for partying hard, and after 2 million-selling studio albums and constant touring, Mr. Brown quit the band in 1980, citing exhaustion. He put out a solo album and rejoined Molly Hatchet in the 1980s.
 
 Visitation is 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Panciera Memorial Home, 4200 Hollywood Blvd., in Hollywood. Services are 11:30 p.m. Tuesday at Cooper City Church of God, 9191 Stirling Rd., Cooper City, with burial at Lauderdale Memorial Park in Fort Lauderdale.

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Re: Dropping Like Flies
« Reply #34 on: March 24, 2005, 04:56:00 pm »
Ska pioneer Justin Hinds passes on
 Entertainment
 By Basil Walters Observer staff reporter
 Friday, March 18, 2005
 
 Justin Hinds of Justin Hinds and the Dominoes fame lost his battle with lung cancer on Wednesday night, Splash understands. He would have been 63 on May 7.
 
  <img src="http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/images/20050317T200000-0500_77047_OBS_SKA_PIONEER_JUSTIN_HINDS_PASSES_ON_1.jpg" alt=" - " />
 
 One of the pioneers of the ska era, Hinds who has been ailing for some months, was born in 1942, in Steertown, St Ann. In the early 1960s when Bob Marley and the Wailers making their mark at Studio One and on the Beverly's label, Justin Hinds and the Dominoes (Dennis Sinclair and Junior Dixon) were making their presence felt on the Duke Reid's Treasure Isles label.
 
 Arguably the most prolific group for producer Duke Reid in that period, the Justin Hinds-led Dominoes, drawing heavily from the Bible and popular Jamaican proverbs, recorded some of the finest ska songs including King Samuel, The Higher Monkey Climb, Jump Out A Frying Pan and Baddaration.
 
 But it was the dawn of rock steady which gave Hinds and his backing vocalists, Sinclair and Dixon their signature tune, Carry Go Bring Come.
 
 Although not as prominent in Jamaica in later years, Justin Hinds is a household name in Europe, especially in France where the former Island Record artiste who last performed in Jamaica on Stars "R" Us in January, enjoyed a huge fan-base.
 
 "I'm saddened to hear of his passing. The last time I saw him was in January at the show "Stars R Us" where Tommy Cowan and myself prayed for him backstage," Lloyd Parkes, leader of We the People Band, told Splash. Both Parkes and Cowan are members of the Christian faith.
 
 Michael Barnett, of MKB Productions, promoters of the popular vintage showcase, Heineken Startime, bemoaned the fact that Justin Hinds had not been given the recognition he so richly deserved.
 
 "It's a pity he has passed away without getting the recognition that was due to him, even though he was well respected in Europe, especially in France. I'm happy that I was able to get the chance to work with him on Heineken Startime in December 2003. This was his only appearance on Startime, due to his heavy tour schedules, we were unable to pin him down for other performances," Barnett said.
 
 In his tribute to Justin Hinds, President of the Jamaica Federation of Musicians (JFM) Desmond Young said, "Justin Hinds was one of the pioneers that impacted on the imagination of our people and the wider international community due to his immense catalogue. On behalf of the JFM, condolences to family and close friends."
 
 Noted saxophonist, Dean Fraser, said respect is due to Justin Hinds as he (Fraser) just came from a tour of Europe where the name of late singer kept coming up. "We were talking about him (Justin Hinds) the whole time."

Re: Dropping Like Flies
« Reply #35 on: March 24, 2005, 05:01:00 pm »
Finally, someone other than than Traci Lords, Tim Russert, and Johnny Unitas, who shared my birthday.
 
 
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  Ska pioneer Justin Hinds passes on
 Entertainment
 By Basil Walters Observer staff reporter
 Friday, March 18, 2005
 
 Justin Hinds of Justin Hinds and the Dominoes fame lost his battle with lung cancer on Wednesday night, Splash understands. He would have been 63 on May 7.
 
   <img src="http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/images/20050317T200000-0500_77047_OBS_SKA_PIONEER_JUSTIN_HINDS_PASSES_ON_1.jpg" alt=" - " />
 
 

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Re: Dropping Like Flies
« Reply #36 on: March 24, 2005, 05:02:00 pm »
Carry Go Bring Come may be Justin Hinds and the Dominoes signature tune, but Rub Up Push Up is just as good!
 
 I saw Justin Hinds and The Dominoes at Phantas sometime in the late 90's.  What a great time.

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Re: Dropping Like Flies
« Reply #37 on: March 24, 2005, 05:08:00 pm »
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Originally posted by Charlie Nakatestes, Japanese Golfer:
  How did y'all miss this one?
 
 Molly Hatcher singer Danny Joe Brown, 53
 
Bombay Chutney didn't.
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Re: Dropping Like Flies
« Reply #38 on: March 24, 2005, 05:18:00 pm »
Ooops, you're right. I guess I was too busy mourning that Chris LeDoux guy to notice.
 
 
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 Molly Hatcher singer Danny Joe Brown, 53
 
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« Reply #39 on: March 24, 2005, 05:51:00 pm »
Barney Martin, 'Seinfeld' father, dead
 
 LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- Barney Martin, a former New York City detective who went into show business and became best known for playing Jerry Seinfeld's father Morty on the comedian's hit television series, has died. He was 82.
 
 Martin died of cancer Monday at his Studio City home, according to his publicist, Jennifer Glassman.
 
 Born March 3, 1923, in the New York City borough of Queens, Martin served as a navigator in the Air Force during World War II before starting a 20-year career as a New York City police detective.
 
 Martin showed a talent for making deputy police commissioners laugh during presentations. In the 1950s, he began writing on the side for comedy shows such as "Name That Tune" and "The Steve Allen Show."
 
 Martin got his start in film when Mel Brooks featured him in "The Producers" in 1968. That role launched Martin into Broadway theater, where he appeared in several musicals, including "South Pacific," "The Fantasticks," All American" and "How Now Dow Jones."
 
 He is credited with creating the role of Roxy's unappreciated husband, Amos Hart, in the musical "Chicago."
 
 Martin also appeared in several television series in the 1990s, including "The Tony Randall Show," "US," "Sydney" and "Zorro and Son."
 
 In "Seinfeld," Martin was the third actor to play the part of Seinfeld's father and became the one most identified with the role of the Florida retiree.
 
 He said at the show's wrap party in 1998: "Playing Jerry's dad was like having whipped cream on top of a mountain of ice cream."
 
 He is survived by his wife and son. A daughter died in 2002 of cancer.
 
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Re: Dropping Like Flies
« Reply #40 on: March 24, 2005, 07:23:00 pm »
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Originally posted by Charlie Nakatestes, Japanese Golfer:
  Finally, someone other than than Traci Lords, Tim Russert, and Johnny Unitas, who shared my birthday.
 
 
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 [qb] Ska pioneer Justin Hinds passes on
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 By Basil Walters Observer staff reporter
 Friday, March 18, 2005
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HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY, COWBOY!
 
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Re: Dropping Like Flies
« Reply #41 on: March 24, 2005, 10:38:00 pm »
Thanks, but my birthday is May 7, the day the guy was born, not March 18, his death date.
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Originally posted by Charlie Nakatestes, Japanese Golfer:
  Finally, someone other than than Traci Lords, Tim Russert, and Johnny Unitas, who shared my birthday.
 
 
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 [qb] Ska pioneer Justin Hinds passes on
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 By Basil Walters Observer staff reporter
 Friday, March 18, 2005
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HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY, COWBOY!
 
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« Reply #42 on: March 28, 2005, 12:16:00 am »
Ex-Crowded House drummer's suicide
 
 
 MELBOURNE, Australia (Reuters) -- Drummer Paul Hester from the New Zealand bands Split Enz and Crowded House has been found dead in a park in the southern Australian city of Melbourne, apparently after committing suicide, a fan Web site says.
 
 Australian police on Monday confirmed the body of a man in his 40s was found in Elsternwick Park near Hester's Melbourne home. Police said the death was not suspicious, but they would not release the man's name.
 
 "I am devastated. I have lost one of my best mates," former Crowded House singer Neil Finn told Sydney's The Daily Telegraph newspaper.
 
 Hester, 46, failed to return home from walking his two dogs on Saturday night, said the newspaper on Monday.
 
 The Web site, frenz.com, said "...Paul Hester of Split Enz, Crowded House, Largest Living Things, and many other great projects, has taken his own life."
 
 "It is not a hoax or a rumor. At this point, it has been confirmed though we have no other details at this time."
 
 Hester played in several Melbourne bands before joining New Zealand band Split Enz in 1983.
 
 He and Neil Finn formed Crowded House with bassist Nick Seymour in 1985. Hester quit Crowded House in 1994.
 
 Finn, along with brother Tim, is on tour in Britain.
 
 "I was a big fan and liked him enormously," Australian entertainment reporter Richard Wilkins, who worked with Hester during his Crowded House days, said.
 
 "He was really well respected. He was a great drummer and a great singer and a great band member," Wilkins said.

Jaguär

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Re: Dropping Like Flies
« Reply #43 on: March 30, 2005, 03:10:00 am »
Sorry if this is a repeat as I haven't been here since Sunday night. It's not in this thread yet which surprised me.
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 Johnny Cochran
 
 (Article was too long and boring to post. Follow the link above if you are interested.)

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« Reply #44 on: March 30, 2005, 12:55:00 pm »
Hey, did you hear?   Johnnie Cochran is dead..?