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  1. As the thread says "Getting Old Sucks." I forgot that I saw him with Paul Simon, too. BTW Larry Campbell was in that band also.
  2. The story behind the song: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wreck_of_the_Old_97
  3. City/County compromise to allow partial parking on PA beach. No longer fully open. https://www.portasouthjetty.com/articles/port-aransas-to-establish-beach-parking-areas-but-some-parts-of-the-beach-will-be-blocked/
  4. Season 7 of Endeavor just started last night on PBS stations. It can also be watched on Amazon through PBS Masterpiece.
  5. Saw the spring leg of the RTR at Austin Municipal Auditorium in May of 1976. Desire had only been out a few months, and it was great seeing Dylan and Baez together and Dylan backed by Scarlett Rivera. Really enjoyed Roger McGuinn and Mick Ronson also. Only saw him once again at the Austin Music Hall in 1995, with guest appearances of Doug Sahm, Ian Moore, and later bandmember, Charlie Sexton. Probably won't see him live again.
  6. Two of my favorites (this side of Highway 61 Revisited) are Blood on the Tracks and Time Out of Mind. I also like Desire, but think it might be less intriguing to non-fanatics. I think some of his later stuff is consistent with the old stuff -- just different. Maybe because I've aged with him. I never got into the Gospel years albums, nor his foray into Sinatra like music.
  7. abuelo gringo

    Getting old sucks

    Just spent three days helping my son and daughter in law move. I have pressure bruises up and down my arms and all over my belly and chest, from carrying furniture and other heavy objects. I look like I took the Tillamook County Lie Detector Test. Partly because of the 80 mg aspirin I take every day (age related also). Feeling blessed that I could still do it. I have friends my age (70+) and younger who wouldn't have been able to do that.
  8. Aren't they letting a driver drop off their group at the barricades, so less walking and carrying for everyone except the driver, who has to find a place to park and walk back to join the group?
  9. Any high water on the Gulf side? Around 11th and 12th streets? Was there any noticeable storm surge?
  10. Same here on Marcella and on the memory thing. Of course, I'm over 70, so it's somewhat understandable.
  11. Fifteen years ago today: The 7 July 2005 London bombings, often referred to as 7/7, were a series of coordinated Islamic terrorist suicide attacks in London, England, that targeted commuters travelling on the city's public transport system during the morning rush hour. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/7_July_2005_London_bombings Watched a good short movie on Amazon Prime, called London River, last night on people seeking missing relatives afterwards. Starred Brenda Blethyn (Vera, for Brit mystery buffs.) Lots of timely references to scary black people and the painful tolerance by many whose lives included being discriminated against. Also posted in Today in History thread in Daily Texan forum.
  12. Fifteen years ago today: The 7 July 2005 London bombings, often referred to as 7/7, were a series of coordinated Islamic terrorist suicide attacks in London, England, that targeted commuters travelling on the city's public transport system during the morning rush hour. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/7_July_2005_London_bombings Watched a good short movie on Amazon Prime, called London River, last night on people seeking missing relatives afterwards. Starred Brenda Blethyn (Vera, for Brit mystery buffs.) Lots of timely references to scary black people and the painful tolerance by many whose lives included being discriminated against.
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