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Jun 2, 2017 10:39:16   #
Being able to see Miles in person, especially at Birdland, which must have been 'up close and personal' makes you a lucky man.

I envy your experience.
 
Jun 2, 2017 09:33:40   #
Mark,
I love Miles Davis.

Just yesterday afternoon I had a senior moment with one of the younger generation. I went into our local general store (Provolt, Oregon) and 'Autumn' who was handling the cash register had a 'T' shirt with "Miles Ahead" on the front. I'm guessing it was signifying her age was low and she had miles to go with her life. Well, big mouth me had to say "ya know, there is a Miles Davis album titled with that same saying".....well she looked at me like who the hell is that and what are you saying?

I paid, and took my paper and cookie and left knowing I could never take enough time to explain how much Miles Davis influenced me when I was her age. I don't think she would have understood even if I took hours to explain.

Then today you write about Miles Davis. Amazing!
Alex
May 30, 2017 09:01:01   #
Thanks.
Their web site shows a very well maintained cemetery.
May 30, 2017 08:47:43   #
Brobill,
You are a lucky man by having some of the places you knew when you were younger, still being around to visit. Very nice memories.
Love your photo of your present home place.
Didn't know of DFW cemetery until your post. Hope its maintained as well as it looks from your photo. Where abouts is it located?

Alex
May 22, 2017 22:33:55   #
I have to say Lenny was a genius in tying up/wrapping the gun in two places with that string. Must have taken hours and then to have that darn DJ bend over just at the 'right' time was a precious bit of comedy.
Truly enjoyed the link. Thanks for your enlightening posts, this one was especially good.
Alex
Apr 25, 2017 08:57:21   #
Manglesphoto wrote:
Great link, beautiful old cars
But wtf is a Sedanet?
And the Buick Rivira was not intriduce until 1964



I found a site where they are selling old classic cars (http://hymanltd.com/vehicles) that has an extensive description of the Sedanet. They have one for sale at their showroom just outside St. Louis, MO. It states it only had 144 HP which doesn't sound like it was capable driving up any big hills pulling that beautiful trailer. Sure would look good tho.

BTW, they want 79,500 for a 1946 restored Sedanet.
 
Apr 15, 2017 07:55:13   #
Djedi wrote:
Take a week off and rent one of these. http://www.ebay.com/itm/rent-Reflecta-MF5000-1-Week-rent-Dia-Film-scanner-Medium-format-scanner-/201736677950
It's a film scanner that will be sent to you for a week at a time from Germany. It will scan 2 1/4 film and digitize the images. Rents with scan software.
Of course you will need a computer, and in my experience, Photoshop will also be useful.


According to their web site they only rent to people who have an address in Germany or Austria.
Apr 3, 2017 08:04:24   #
Mark,
I believe my toe started tapping at about the 4 second mark.
Good one.

I grew up listening to 'Jam with Sam' on late night radio in Chicago in the mid 50s. At 11:00 PM he started playing 'Blues' and you have brought back those strong, enjoyable feelings with this site.

Thanks
Mar 12, 2017 14:19:11   #
I second Grnways suggestion on the Black Diamond brand.
Many skiers around here use them.
I bought a BD headlamp after buying a Colman brand and was very disappointed in the Colman. I am amazed at how good the BD headlamps project light. When hiking, you especially need a HL that throws a good amount of light ahead of you.
Feb 24, 2017 13:17:58   #
Here's a sad sea burial you may or may not have read about, I know it brought tears to my eyes.
Alex


Loyce Edward Deen, an Aviation Machinist Mate 2nd Class, USNR, was a gunner on a TBM Avenger.

On November 5, 1944, Deen's squadron participated in a raid on Manila where his plane was hit multiple

times by anti-aircraft fire while attacking a Japanese cruiser.

Deen was killed. The Avenger's pilot, Lt Robert Cosgrove, managed to return to his carrier, the USS Essex.

Both Deen and the plane had been shot up so badly that it was decided to leave him in it.

It is the only time in U.S. Navy history (and probably U.S. military history) that an aviator was buried

in his aircraft after being killed in action.



http://loyceedeen.webstarts.com/uploads/GoingHome.mp4
Jan 24, 2017 08:06:10   #
How I ever missed knowing and listening to this great piano player/singer I'll never understand BUT thank you for introducing me to his music.
He has a wonderful style.
Best,
Alex
 
Dec 18, 2016 13:25:25   #
I really appreciate your bringing attention to the Jazz/Blues greats from the last 'coolest era' of Jazz/Blues. Don't hear much of the likes of those greats anymore.
I've always liked 'Bumpin' by Wes, I think back in the mid 60s. Mellow sound.

You're listing some of the great artists makes me want to unpack, undust, and play my old albums and then I realize I will have to buy a record player, speakers, etc. I just don't get the same feel from listening to a CD of that music but then again, I may be just remembering the feeling I used to get when going to see the artists and playing those albums.

Have you switched to just listening to CDs or do you still play records?

Thanks again
Alex
Dec 6, 2016 14:22:59   #
Bigal wrote:
An annual event held in Melton Mowbray church over six days, last year it raised £23,000.00. I was a bit out of my depth as I usually only shoot in daylight but thought It would be of interest to all you on the hog.


Great photos. The Church is impressive even without the trees.
It seems like a worthwhile event. Do you collect from people viewing or do they sell the trees?
Nov 29, 2016 10:16:01   #
[quote=Gene51]There is another alternative, and you will be doing the shelters a big service - contact the local SPCA, private shelters and fosters and offer them your services.

What a wonderful idea. I never would have though of it but I'm going to try doing what you suggested.
Thanks
Nov 27, 2016 15:37:13   #
Hearing aids, I too, they are also my biggest complaint......but I get them from Costco so at least I get some savings from having to buy them at regular aid peddlers.
My cellular company is U.S.Cellular and they have a library of tunes to pick from for ring tones. I misspoke in my last msg. as the actual song I use for a ring tone is Milestones, its on the Miles Ahead album.
The last time I changed phones US Cellular didn't have Milestones in their itunes library so when I called them up the rep. did some research and sent me a path that he used to get the song onto iTunes and I used that to add it to my phone which is an I phone 6s.

Send me your e-mail address and I'll fwd. the e-mail US Cellular sent me describing the steps he went thru to get the song onto iTunes which is where US Cellular has the extra ring tones. I imagine every carrier could/should allow the same ring tone system.

best
Alex
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