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  1. I’d go PayPal. You don’t know him. Why risk it?
  2. Napoleon

    2020 NFL DRAFT

    With better mental health support from the day he stepped onto campus, Ramonce could have been #34. He was amazing.
  3. I saw the first night of their last stop on the tour. They had "Chicago" shows on Sunday and Monday as well, but I was close. The day of my show I went to the Cubs game in the early afternoon, saw Ryne Sandberg hit a home run, watched Harry Carey sing "Take Me Out To The Ball Game" and then we left and drove to the concert. It took 3 hours to go the last 3 miles on the highway to get to our exit, then we encountered all sorts of ne'er-do-wells trying to buy tickets, before I finally found us two tickets for $20 each that we bought through the fence from someone who had climbed the fence when the mounted police were not near the 20 foot fence for a couple of minutes (or less) and we got in after the first song or two. My friends was the fan, I was only there because there wasn't enough room in a Chevy Blazer to go with another group driving up from Dallas, and his dad wouldn't let him drive by himself from Dallas to Chicago on the spur of the moment in their 10+ year-old diesel Mercedes station wagon. I was the "responsible" one, because I had only been kicked out of one prep school vs the 2 or 3 that my friend had been asked to leave. (Plus, I didn't do drugs and my friend didn't NOT do drugs.)
  4. The only show I ever saw of theirs. Summer Grateful, Some Are Dead tour. (Saw the Saturday night show and their 3rd keyboardist died the following Thursday.) JULY 21st, 1990 @ WORLD MUSIC THEATER (Tinley Park, IL... suburban Chicago) Set 1: Touch of Grey (>) Play Video Greatest Story Ever Told (Bob Weir song) Play Video Jack-A-Roe ([traditional] cover) Play Video Walkin' Blues (Son House cover) Play Video Friend of the Devil Play Video Just a Little Light Play Video Queen Jane Approximately (Bob Dylan cover) Play Video Bird Song (Jerry Garcia song) Play Video Set 2: Scarlet Begonias (>) Play Video Fire on the Mountain Play Video Playing in the Band (Bob Weir song) (>) Play Video He's Gone (> jam >) Play Video Drums (>) Play Video Space (>) Play Video I Need a Miracle (>) Play Video Crazy Fingers (> 'Playing in the Band' tease >) Play Video Dear Mr. Fantasy (Traffic cover) (> 'Playing in the Band' reprise) Play Video One More Saturday Night (Bob Weir song) Play Video Encore: Quinn the Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn) (Bob Dylan cover) https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/grateful-dead/1990/world-music-theatre-tinley-park-il-13d60155.html
  5. Airlines Now Have to Provide Refunds to Passengers With Cancelled Flights Due to Coronavirus If 2020 was supposed to be a big travel year for you but your plans got completely shattered by the coronavirus pandemic, here’s a silver lining: The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has mandated that airlines give full refunds to passengers with cancelled flights or significant delays. The announcement comes after a series of complaints from ticketed passengers who were denied refunds and only offered vouchers or credits for future travel. The order applies to all flights to, within, or from the United States. “Airlines have long provided such refunds, including during periods when air travel has been disrupted on a large scale, such as the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks, Hurricane Katrina, and presidentially declared natural disasters,” the DOT said in an enforcement notice. “Although the COVID-19 public health emergency has had an unprecedented impact on air travel, the airlines’ obligation to refund passengers for cancelled or significantly delayed flights remains unchanged.” For now, the Aviation Enforcement Office will hold off on doling out any violations so that airline carriers can have the “opportunity to become compliant before taking further action,” according to the notice. Airlines can still offer credits, but passengers must be made aware that they have the option to receive a refund if they want one. If you want to hang onto those credits as an excuse to rebook all of your future adventures, go for it. Not about that? Free your mind of worry—you can now get your refund. https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/airlines-now-refunds-passengers-cancelled-171500510.html
  6. I was looking for this thread, but didn't find it. Thanks to hullabelew, now I know it exists. Wondering if this would be a good starter kit for someone just learning to play the guitar? or if I need to go bigger? Actually, I'm looking at the BOSS KATANA 50, because it has plenty of sounds to play around with for starters and I would save on pedals at the start. I've got a 20% OFF Discount that I can use at Musician's Friend that will take the $229.99 down to $184 pre-tax and with Free shipping. FEATURES Stage-ready 50-watt combo amp with a custom 12-inch speaker Tube Logic design approach produces class-defying power, authoritative punch, and cutting presence Five unique amp characters (Clean, Crunch, Lead, Brown, and Acoustic), plus newly voiced variations for each Five independent effects sections (Booster, Mod, FX, Delay, and Reverb), with three selectable variations in each Dedicated Pedal FX for foot-controlled wah and pedal bend Updated BOSS Tone Studio software for customizing your sound with over 60 different BOSS effects, channel and global EQs, adjustable routing, and much more Power Amp In for preamps, modelers, and multi-effects Four Tone Setting memories for storing and recalling all amp and effect settings Power Control for achieving cranked-amp tone and response at low volumes Three Cab Resonance options (Vintage, Modern, and Deep), selectable in BOSS Tone Studio Mic’d cabinet emulation on the USB and phones/recording outputs, with three Air Feel settings available in BOSS Tone Studio Rear-panel connections for up to two footswitches or an expression pedal Pro setups available at BOSS Tone Central
  7. I'm using the quarantine to finally learn to play the guitar. I have acquired a few electrics with varying styles of pickups (p90s, single coil, humbuckers) and am now looking for an amp to buy online. Though I'm not going to go this big to start... I was wondering what amps people have at home and what might be recommended for a beginner. (Thanks, I'll hang up and listen.) Photos are always welcome.
  8. Success!! I'm thinking that the case is older than the guitar. (The various stickers on the back of the headstock look fairly new, with a "Made In China" sticker that looks about a week old, but the Epiphone info sticker inside of one of the f holes looks legit.) Not sure if keys where in the little paper thing in the utility compartment (I'm letting viruses die on the thing before taking it out of my trunk in a day or 3), but as just a beaten up old hardcore, it would probably cost $75 to $125 to replace. And considering the guitar was $180 including tax+title+license+closing costs, I'm happy to have the thing.
  9. Looking at ticket prices, depending on how many VIP passes that Coachella provides, the little festival at the Indio Polo Grounds could take in the same in one weekend as ACL can in two. That's kind of what I'm talking about. It also is more of a destination for Australians, Brits, Germans, Scandinavians, Iberians... than the ACL fest, but ACL is possibly the second most prestigious festival in the USA. 🤘
  10. Saw Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers once. Around 1991 at the State Fair Starplex (that has had a few different names since it opened) and it was amazing. I was nowhere close to sober and while flying around watching Petty in 31F weather, I was blown away how much of his stage show and music was aimed at people who were exploring various parts of their mind that they don't normally visit. And then Mike Campbell was amazing. I had never watched a guitarist as much before nor have I since as I did Mike that night. He had a different guitar for every song and he seemed to be pulling music out of it that you didn't think the instrument was even capable of producing. He's a true master.
  11. Don't hold your breath on either festival happening. Also, they are different festivals in different parts of the country. Coachella in an international behemoth and ACL is very big in Texas and the Southwest. Coachella is too big to care about any other music festival in the world... but that still doesn't mean that it will happen this year.
  12. Napoleon

    House concerts

    I didn't see it, but Lisa tends to perform her adult stuff at night and her kids stuff during daytime shows. If the show is scheduled for after dinner, it's highly likely that it's for the adult crowd. I saw her in a small theater near McArthur Park in LA late last summer/early fall. She entertains as much with her stories between songs as she does playing her songs. (And her older brother did a piano set last week at the grand piano. I think that he's also an orchestra conductor.)
  13. I saw so many of Rhett's shows at Largo in LA (late '99/early 2000s) that I'm used to all Old 97s & his solo work done on an acoustic guitar. His Stageit shows have reportedly been very well received. Also, have seen him with the band or solo possibly more than all other shows put together. First time I saw him play was French 1 class (I had to repeat, because I didn't do the whole studying the language thing my first year of French 1). He brought a guitar to class for his 2 minute presentation. He started off: "Je m'appelle Rhett. Je joue le guitar." And then started playing in hopes that the teacher would let him play his way through the 2 minutes.... WRONG! She cut him off after about 10 to 15 seconds. First time with one of his classmates was at a high school parents' organized school party when he was a junior (maybe a sophomore). Saw him first perform an actual venue at the Arcadia in the late '80s. First time with Old 97s was in '94 at Club Clearview (Deep Ellum), which might have been their first show. The next time I saw them was at Sons of Hermann Hall and there were about 400 people belting out every word and I was like "Fuck! This is a far cry from 30 people at Clearview a couple of years ago. Holy shit, there's something happening here." These guys are good guys. They play hard, put on a great show, and virtually every person who sees them live for the first time turns to someone in our group and asks: "How come these guys aren't huge? They fucking kick ass!" We've never figure that out, but I'll always support them.
  14. I have been glancing at that Boss Katana 50 for a few days and late last night one was posted on Facebook Marketplace that looked practically brand new for $170. I didn't send a message about it and then today, I couldn't find it, so I guess someone snapped it up. New, with tax and shipping, tops $250... and then it's value immediately falls, because it's not new. BillyBadAss meant to post...
  15. Re: My Epiphone Dot case It looks like I'm going to be able to pick it up without paying extra. I'll know tomorrow between 9am-2pm, but apparently things look promising.
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