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Paco De Lucia, Modern Superstar Of Flamenco, Dies

The world just lost a true guitar hero. I’m barely familiar with his work outside of the amazing performances on the Friday Night in SanFrancisco album, but I’m entirely certain that the man was a true master of his art and one of the greatest guitarists who ever lived.

Thankfully he leaves behind a large catalog of recordings for us all to enjoy, remember him by, and use as a completely realistic, albeit unfair, measuring stick for other guitarists.

xplanes:

nobody died friday tuesday #64: B-17 Flying Fortress “Liberty Belle”, Oswego, near Chicago, June 13th 2011
The Liberty Belle Foundation website appears to be down at the moment. Extremely sad news for all involved in the restoration/maintenance/fundraising/love for this bird over the years

This is terrible. I’m happy there were no injuries, but there are not many B-17s left on this earth, and now only 14 are airworthy. It’s truly a tragic loss of one of the greatest aircraft ever built.
Hopefully some parts will be salvaged from this crash that can benefit other B-17s that are in the process of restoration.

xplanes:

nobody died friday tuesday #64: B-17 Flying Fortress “Liberty Belle”, Oswego, near Chicago, June 13th 2011

The Liberty Belle Foundation website appears to be down at the moment. Extremely sad news for all involved in the restoration/maintenance/fundraising/love for this bird over the years

This is terrible. I’m happy there were no injuries, but there are not many B-17s left on this earth, and now only 14 are airworthy. It’s truly a tragic loss of one of the greatest aircraft ever built.

Hopefully some parts will be salvaged from this crash that can benefit other B-17s that are in the process of restoration.

High-res This is what’s left of the House Finch nest that was safely perched under the awning above my back patio.
I’ve spent all spring watching Mrs. Finch build that nest while Mr. Finch stood guard, and then sometime last week Mrs. Finch sat herself down and laid some eggs, and there she stayed, except she’d freak out and fly away anytime I walked past my kitchen window or went out back. But generally, she was there resting comfortably.
On Saturday I noticed some unidentified birds (slightly larger than the Finches, brown/tan/white, black throat) flying under the awning and disturbing the peace while Mr. Finch sat on his post chirping at them and flying towards them to try to scare them away. They generally didn’t stick around for more than a few minutes.
I can only assume those assholes attacked while I was at work today. They’re the prime suspects, though some research has shown that Crows are also predators of songbird eggs, and there are plenty of crows around. Three eggs were broken. One egg is in tact but with no nest there’s no chance of survival. This makes me sad.

This is what’s left of the House Finch nest that was safely perched under the awning above my back patio.

I’ve spent all spring watching Mrs. Finch build that nest while Mr. Finch stood guard, and then sometime last week Mrs. Finch sat herself down and laid some eggs, and there she stayed, except she’d freak out and fly away anytime I walked past my kitchen window or went out back. But generally, she was there resting comfortably.

On Saturday I noticed some unidentified birds (slightly larger than the Finches, brown/tan/white, black throat) flying under the awning and disturbing the peace while Mr. Finch sat on his post chirping at them and flying towards them to try to scare them away. They generally didn’t stick around for more than a few minutes.

I can only assume those assholes attacked while I was at work today. They’re the prime suspects, though some research has shown that Crows are also predators of songbird eggs, and there are plenty of crows around. Three eggs were broken. One egg is in tact but with no nest there’s no chance of survival. This makes me sad.

Greg Giraldo Will Be Missed

I first came to know Greg Giraldo from his frequent appearances on Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn. He was consistently the funniest and most likable regular on the show.

I was always surprised that he never gained a more mainstream popularity. One of the greatest mysteries in the world is how a no-talent ass-clown like Dane Cook could become America’s comedic sweetheart while a hard working family man like Greg struggled to find a lasting audience and was relegated to the comedic-roast circuit.

I was so happy to see him as a judge on the last season of Last Comic Standing, and once again he proved to be the funniest and most likable person on the show.  He was constantly positive and went out of his way to make sure he complimented even the worst comedians - never belittling any of them.  A true class-act.

I’ll definitely be missing him and his comedy. We lost another great one today.

lazybaby:

hmmm…interesting….

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jayalzacee:

you can tell a lot about a person by
the way they handle four things:

  • a rainy day
  • the elderly
  • lost luggage
  • tangled christmas lights
  • Pout and find an excuse to do nothing all day.
  • Get depressed. Always get depressed.
  • The only time this happened to me I ended up with strep throat, whatever that means.
  • Carefully, diligently, and efficiently untangle them.

In contrast to Birdhouse In Your Soul, I present to you what is among the most bitter and painful songs you’ll ever hear.  It’s also one of the most beautiful.  Do yourself a favor and familiarize yourself with the catalog of David Bazan (Solo work, Pedro The Lion, Headphones).

Happy Valentines Day!

David Bazan - I Never Wanted You

"I never wanted you.
I never wanted to.
I know I told you I did
In front of witnesses.
And then we lit one wick
But now I get my kicks.

I know you never suspected
Because I never said
Baby I was faking the whole time.
How could you ever have guessed it?
With no accomplices,
Baby, I was faking the whole time.

You know it isn’t like me to be
Inflammatory.
But rather than let you think that I was
So naive, I’d have you believe.

I never wanted you
I never wanted you.
You never had my heart.
Our love was never true.

I know you never suspected
Because I never said, but
Baby, I was faking the whole time
How could you ever have guessed it?
With no accomplices,
Baby, I was faking the whole time.

No we never connected
You only thought we did.
Baby, I was faking the whole time.”