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Rich From PA

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  1. JohnO

    For the record, I wasn't serious about that scam statement. But it sure felt that way when critics were tripping over themselves to praise Big Star. And you are correct, John. You and I have very similar taste in music. I love all the bands you mentioned as well as most of the bands on Marvin's list.

    A couple of years ago, I tried re-listening to Big Star. Thinking maybe I missed the mark on this band, but I swear, John, I heard nothing that made me want to change my original opinion.

    Call me a Philistine if you must, but where this band is concerned, we'll have to agree to disagree.

  2. Marv:

    Had the opportunity to see this band at an in-store meet and greet at Vintage Vinyl in Fords, NJ. And I can tell you thet these guys are the real deal. They played a 40 minute set and were able to pull off the amazing arrangements and harmonies from the cd flawlessly live.

    Do not miss the opportunity to catch these guys if they're playing in your area.

    Rich

  3. Harry:

    My wife, Olga and I have been married almost 28 years. Here's what I find works for us.

    For one thing, and I know it's a cliche, but don't sweat the small stuff. There are probably a dozen things that happen in a single day that could start an argument if you let them. Just don't let them. See them for the petty crap that they are and move on.

    Another thing that is essential is a shared sense of humor. It's real hard to argue when you can still make each other laugh even when times aren't so good.

    Treat your wife like your girlfriend. Remember how much attention you paid her when you were dating. Make an effort. Trust me it will be appreciated and returned.

    It also helps if you feel like the luckiest guy in the world because she's still there on the pillow next to you.

    I'm a songwriter and, to this day, she is still the inspiration for all my love songs.

    That's what works for me. Hope some of it was helpful.

    Rich

  4. Paulie:

    That's very magnanimous of you.I can't help but wonder if you would show that same degree of largesse if Michael Vick weren't a celebrity and noted sport figure.

    Would you be that forgiving to, oh, I don't know, Michael Vick, the dog-killing bus driver? I don't know. I'm not gonna cast aspersions on your willingness to forgive. I just think if Michael Vick were an average Joe, he would be treated like the pariah he deserves to be.

    The point that you ignored in your answer is the fact that, to some extent, Michael Vick is mentally ill. For a person to have that little regard for a living creature, there would have to be some degree of mental deficiency, not to mention the moral implications.

    So he may have "done his time", but he has by no means been forced to deal with what he's done. But maybe I'm asking too much. In this day and age when no one wants to accept blame for what they've done, why should we hold Michael Vick to that standard. But no one can convince me that if he hadn't been caught, he would have continued to abuse and kill those animals.

    Again, just my opinion.

  5. Paulie:

    He may have "paid his debt to society", but the mental illness that allowed him to commit those vile crimes in the first place is not cured that easily. Had he not been caught, he most likely would have continued abusing animals without any contrition.

    You go ahead and pat him on the back because he can throw a football, I,for one, can't get the picture of the dogs he shot and abused out of my mind. But, of course, that's just my opinion. Feel free to disagree.

  6. So apparently we've come to a point in this society where a man can commit unspeakable cruelties to innocent animals and our response is, not to treat him like the inhumane filth that he is, but instead welcome him back with open arms and reward him with lucrative contracts. If there were ever a candidate for retroactive abortion, this guy is it.

    Folks, it's time to chlorinate the gene pool!

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