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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #500 on: February 12, 2012, 05:12:31 pm »
Saw an eagle in an unexpected place today coming up i95 south of Richmond.  It was just south of the 288 interchange.  Very industrial area.  Strange to see one there.
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #501 on: February 12, 2012, 05:33:49 pm »
Jim's mention of the eagle reminded me of something that happened last year. My brother, my wife, and I took a week long vacation in snowmobile country up in northern Wisconsin. This was in January. We were out on a great groomed trail, my brother in the lead, me next, and my wife last. The trail was lined by trees and it was almost like being in a tunnel becasue of the way the trees hung over the trail, it was beautiful. All of a sudden a bald eagle flew up from behind me and started pacing my brother. The eagle was flying ~3 feet above my bro's head and matched his speed. The eagle did this for 10 mins or so. It was amazing to watch and my bro didn't even know that he was there! All of a sudden the eagle accelerated, pulled up, and landed in one of the trees. My bro saw him at that point but had no idea that the eagle was right above him for so long.

I do miss those trails up there... :(

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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #502 on: February 13, 2012, 04:30:28 am »
I do miss those trails up there... :(

Sledding is fun, no doubt.

Yep, it sure is! We've only been able to get out once this year so far. Locally we've not had that much snow, only the one time is it.
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #503 on: February 21, 2012, 10:38:44 am »
Around when I was learning about baselines of songs, I found that if the bass played the same thing as the lead guitar only an octave lower, it made for a powerful song. WHOA!
"Love Stinks"- J. Geils
"Smoke on the Water" Deep Puple
"Back in Black" AC/DC
"I Love Rock & Roll" Joan Jett

This technique isn't new at all
"In the Mood" Glenn Miller Orchestra

Then I learned some bands did't even have a bass player!

Doors
Rush
 Then some songs even featured the bass
"Oya Como Va" Santana
"Bennie and the Jetts" Elton John

When I'd go to church, I'd listen to all the parts of the song when the organ played and pick them out, I wasn't much of a singer but could hum the part exactly in tune,strange huh?
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #504 on: February 21, 2012, 09:54:02 pm »
Around when I was learning about baselines of songs, I found that if the bass played the same thing as the lead guitar only an octave lower, it made for a powerful song. WHOA!
"Love Stinks"- J. Geils
"Smoke on the Water" Deep Puple
"Back in Black" AC/DC
"I Love Rock & Roll" Joan Jett

This technique isn't new at all
"In the Mood" Glenn Miller Orchestra

Then I learned some bands did't even have a bass player!

Doors
Rush
 Then some songs even featured the bass
"Oya Como Va" Santana
"Bennie and the Jetts" Elton John

When I'd go to church, I'd listen to all the parts of the song when the organ played and pick them out, I wasn't much of a singer but could hum the part exactly in tune,strange huh?

I would have sworn Getty Lee plays the bass in Rush........

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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #505 on: February 23, 2012, 11:38:08 am »
Then after awhile, like in high school, 1975-79, I heard jazz and improvisation, and I thought, well, thats silly, they just play anything, anybody could do that right? WRONG. You just can't play anything. I learned you have to play in the same key that everyone else is in or it will just sound like, well, anything and wrong. If you play anything as long as its in the same key as everyone else, then it sounds great, but its REALLY difficult, for me it was at least.
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #506 on: February 23, 2012, 02:32:47 pm »
I've been riding to work all week; it's nice out.
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #507 on: February 23, 2012, 02:59:08 pm »
4 to 8 inches of heavy wet snow predicted for tonight into tomorrow morn, along with the possibility of thundersnow. I may be playing hooky form work tomorrow and taking the snowmobiles out.
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #508 on: February 23, 2012, 06:45:04 pm »
70 today at the south end of the state.
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #509 on: February 24, 2012, 04:41:58 am »
Wah Wooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Snow day baby! 8 inches of heavy wet snow and it's still coming down. The schools are closed and I'm staying home and getting some sled time in. Oh yeah!
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #510 on: February 24, 2012, 08:00:39 am »
Talking snow Sunday.  Good thing the Daytona 500 is on and even better that I have the generator full of gas ;D

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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #511 on: February 26, 2012, 01:47:19 pm »
Blue skies and 30 degrees to clouds, snow, and 41 degrees.  And to top things off rain delay at the Daytona 500 >:(

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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #512 on: February 27, 2012, 10:49:49 am »
I missed the Dallas Supercross this year.  I'm used to it being in late March/early April...

I went online to look for tickets and then I realized it was that weekend and I had a full schedule...   :o
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #513 on: March 04, 2012, 08:42:29 pm »
What an odd winter, I mowed the grass today for the first time this year and bbq'd some chicken on the grill tonight, beautiful sunny day in the upper 50's, just watched the news and they said snow tomorrow night...
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #514 on: March 04, 2012, 08:52:45 pm »
Snow!! OMG I better fill the cans with gas and buy some supplies for the blizzard ;D

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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #515 on: March 04, 2012, 08:56:57 pm »
It got down to 68 in Tampa today and people FREEKED.
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #516 on: March 04, 2012, 08:58:13 pm »
Might be your last chance to get the sled out SoP...
 
They said (at least for Portland) it would only be during the night and melt quick Tuesday when the sun comes up.  :'(

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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #517 on: March 04, 2012, 08:59:37 pm »
It got down to 68 in Tampa today and people FREEKED.

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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #518 on: March 04, 2012, 09:10:47 pm »
Yep, mid 50's today, down to a t shirt on the excavator, popped a 3 1/2 foot stump out, big stumps, clay, and lots of moisture make for hard work.  Ran low on fuel, sucked some crap into the fitting just before the fuel filter, so she wouldnt bleed.  Almost killed the battery, buddy drug out the extension cords, charger, and then I found the problem ;D

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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #519 on: March 04, 2012, 09:25:17 pm »
Hey SoP, how far are you from Lawrence Lake (its around Mt Rainier)? I have a buddy that has a cabin there and I'm looking to maybe be up there over spring break, if the weather isn't total crap I'm gonna take the Connie...