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Posted: Jan 10, 2020 - 1:45pm

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sad to hear this

i played drums in a past life and among musicians i knew he was respected and revered

saw him with rush several times and always a great show

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Posted: Jan 10, 2020 - 1:33pm

Neil Peart, Rush Drummer Who Set a New Standard for Rock Virtuosity, Dead at 67

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From 1959-62, he generated some notoriety by pretending to be G. Clifford Prout Jr., the president of the Society for Indecency to Naked Animals (SINA). Henry called the prank organization 'a parody of uptight, silly morality chasers.' (Slogans included 'A nude horse is a rude horse.') But Walter Cronkite, who broadcast a serious segment on SINA for CBS News, never forgave Henry for not letting him in on the joke."
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Posted: Dec 31, 2019 - 9:36am



 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


 oldviolin wrote:
I hope those who were harmed by him can learn to forgive him. I hope he learned how to experience forgiveness.

In addition to his transgressions wiki has this, in so as far as perspective goes:
Up to the time of his death, Imus had been famously known for his contribution to private charity work.<105> He raised millions for the rehabilitation of wounded veterans of the Iraq war and for children with cancer and siblings of victims of sudden infant death syndrome, who had spent summers since 1999 on his ranch near Ribera, New Mexico.<105>

Imus Ranch

In 1999, Imus and Deirdre founded the Imus Ranch, a working 4,000-acre (16 km2) cattle ranch near Ribera, New Mexico, 50 miles (80 km) southeast of Santa Fe, for children with cancer and siblings of SIDS victims and children with sickle cell anemia. .<106> Until its closing in 2014, the Imus family volunteered their time at the Imus Ranch between Memorial Day and Labor Day each year. Imus continued his broadcasts from a studio there, while the rest of his cast broadcast from New York.


 
Wow, it's almost as if the world is made up of shades of gray. 


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Posted: Dec 31, 2019 - 4:43am

Neil Innes, 1944-2019: A ninja of comedy and melody who touched Python, The Beatles, Oasis and beyond


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Posted: Dec 31, 2019 - 2:04am



 BillG wrote:
Not unexpected, but still... 

Ram Das, 1931-2019
 

RIP Emmanuel
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Posted: Dec 31, 2019 - 1:43am



 rgio wrote:


 sirdroseph wrote:

I can't believe people still listen to the radio.  I know who he is from articles on the internet, but have not listened to radio since the early 90s.  I guess you gotta be pretty shallow to still listen to your music from clear channel stations so most that listen to him already had a questionable foundation without his assistance.
 
I was no fan, but those comments are dripping with a lot of superiority for someone / something you never heard on the radio.

 

No doubt, I am a serious music snob.  But I suppose all of us here are to some degree, no?   Obviously I have  never heard his show, I did love Art Bell Coast to Coast so I suppose I did listen to talk radio.  I just had to get a dig in on the sad state of music radio programming these days.

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Posted: Dec 30, 2019 - 9:44pm

 rgio wrote:


 Steely_D wrote:


 oldviolin wrote:
I hope those who were harmed by him can learn to forgive him. I hope he learned how to experience forgiveness.

In addition to his transgressions wiki has this, in so as far as perspective goes:
Up to the time of his death, Imus had been famously known for his contribution to private charity work. He raised millions for the rehabilitation of wounded veterans of the Iraq war and for children with cancer and siblings of victims of sudden infant death syndrome, who had spent summers since 1999 on his ranch near Ribera, New Mexico.

Imus Ranch

In 1999, Imus and Deirdre founded the Imus Ranch, a working 4,000-acre (16 km2) cattle ranch near Ribera, New Mexico, 50 miles (80 km) southeast of Santa Fe, for children with cancer and siblings of SIDS victims and children with sickle cell anemia. . Until its closing in 2014, the Imus family volunteered their time at the Imus Ranch between Memorial Day and Labor Day each year. Imus continued his broadcasts from a studio there, while the rest of his cast broadcast from New York.
 

Did he let nappy headed ho's visit the ranch? How about the jigaboos?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmF8iIeOVEo
 
Bill...I knew that (about the talk format).  He's been off the air for a while (over a year?), but trashing clear channel listeners ignores the reality of internet access and options for several demographics, including age, income, and race.

As a Rutgers Alum and NY/NJ resident, I followed it pretty closely.  Besides losing his job (which eventually ended up in a wrongful termination lawsuit that was settled...he was owed $40M when he said it), he did issue an apology and later met with the team.

“I want to take a moment to apologize for an insensitive and ill-conceived remark we made the other morning regarding the Rutgers women’s basketball team, which lost to Tennessee in the NCAA championship game on Tuesday,” he said. “It was completely inappropriate and we can understand why people were offended. Our characterization was thoughtless and stupid, and we are sorry.”

"I was wrong" is a powerful statement, and I think he (and his audience) learned from his comments.  Imagine how much less we'd have to talk about these days if people in positions of power would apologize for obvious mistakes in character / judgement?
 
Was aware of his passing the day after but chose not to bring it up or discuss him until someone else did, knowing this place.

I do not know the answer to the bolded.  I do know that some have forgiven him.  I do know that he worked hard towards the end to try and redeem himself at some level.  I do not know if he ever learned to accept forgiveness.

Being in Cleveland as long as I have and being a fan of radio since the Beatles arrived on our shores, I have listened to some form of talk radio in the wee hours all that time as well as music radio.  Imus broke out of Cleveland for the Big apple shortly after I arrived here.  I listened to a lot of NY AM radio when I lived in Philly before getting to Cleveland.  We were proud to have him move up and onward to the big markets as some have before him and many after him.  We took him back in when he came back in 1978.  Lost track of him from then on when he went back to NYC until the Rutgers thing.  He stayed on my radar and I finally watched the last two or three years of his simulcast on FBN.  I only watched the show on FBN at first out of curiosity of how a working radio broadcast of this format actually went down, that and the business news part spared me of a lot of other partisan bs found on other morning shows.  There I saw a dying man making his push to the end with all the fight in him that he could muster while on oxygen.  I also saw a man who knew he was an asshole who made many mistakes along the way.  I in no way condone all the terrible things he did in his life.  But that is all he will be remembered for, if he is even remembered at all despite his positive accomplishments later in life.

Pete Rose will get in the HOF before Imus is ever forgiven, because that is how people roll these days.
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Posted: Dec 30, 2019 - 4:44pm



 Steely_D wrote:


 oldviolin wrote:
I hope those who were harmed by him can learn to forgive him. I hope he learned how to experience forgiveness.

In addition to his transgressions wiki has this, in so as far as perspective goes:
Up to the time of his death, Imus had been famously known for his contribution to private charity work.<105> He raised millions for the rehabilitation of wounded veterans of the Iraq war and for children with cancer and siblings of victims of sudden infant death syndrome, who had spent summers since 1999 on his ranch near Ribera, New Mexico.<105>

Imus Ranch

In 1999, Imus and Deirdre founded the Imus Ranch, a working 4,000-acre (16 km2) cattle ranch near Ribera, New Mexico, 50 miles (80 km) southeast of Santa Fe, for children with cancer and siblings of SIDS victims and children with sickle cell anemia. .<106> Until its closing in 2014, the Imus family volunteered their time at the Imus Ranch between Memorial Day and Labor Day each year. Imus continued his broadcasts from a studio there, while the rest of his cast broadcast from New York.


 

Did he let nappy headed ho's visit the ranch? How about the jigaboos?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmF8iIeOVEo
 
No idea


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Posted: Dec 30, 2019 - 4:42pm



 Steely_D wrote:


 oldviolin wrote:
I hope those who were harmed by him can learn to forgive him. I hope he learned how to experience forgiveness.

In addition to his transgressions wiki has this, in so as far as perspective goes:
Up to the time of his death, Imus had been famously known for his contribution to private charity work.<105> He raised millions for the rehabilitation of wounded veterans of the Iraq war and for children with cancer and siblings of victims of sudden infant death syndrome, who had spent summers since 1999 on his ranch near Ribera, New Mexico.<105>

Imus Ranch

In 1999, Imus and Deirdre founded the Imus Ranch, a working 4,000-acre (16 km2) cattle ranch near Ribera, New Mexico, 50 miles (80 km) southeast of Santa Fe, for children with cancer and siblings of SIDS victims and children with sickle cell anemia. .<106> Until its closing in 2014, the Imus family volunteered their time at the Imus Ranch between Memorial Day and Labor Day each year. Imus continued his broadcasts from a studio there, while the rest of his cast broadcast from New York.


 

Did he let nappy headed ho's visit the ranch? How about the jigaboos?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmF8iIeOVEo
 
Bill...I knew that (about the talk format).  He's been off the air for a while (over a year?), but trashing clear channel listeners ignores the reality of internet access and options for several demographics, including age, income, and race.

As a Rutgers Alum and NY/NJ resident, I followed it pretty closely.  Besides losing his job (which eventually ended up in a wrongful termination lawsuit that was settled...he was owed $40M when he said it), he did issue an apology and later met with the team.

“I want to take a moment to apologize for an insensitive and ill-conceived remark we made the other morning regarding the Rutgers women’s basketball team, which lost to Tennessee in the NCAA championship game on Tuesday,” he said. “It was completely inappropriate and we can understand why people were offended. Our characterization was thoughtless and stupid, and we are sorry.”

"I was wrong" is a powerful statement, and I think he (and his audience) learned from his comments.  Imagine how much less we'd have to talk about these days if people in positions of power would apologize for obvious mistakes in character / judgement?
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Posted: Dec 30, 2019 - 3:57pm



 oldviolin wrote:
I hope those who were harmed by him can learn to forgive him. I hope he learned how to experience forgiveness.

In addition to his transgressions wiki has this, in so as far as perspective goes:
Up to the time of his death, Imus had been famously known for his contribution to private charity work.<105> He raised millions for the rehabilitation of wounded veterans of the Iraq war and for children with cancer and siblings of victims of sudden infant death syndrome, who had spent summers since 1999 on his ranch near Ribera, New Mexico.<105>

Imus Ranch

In 1999, Imus and Deirdre founded the Imus Ranch, a working 4,000-acre (16 km2) cattle ranch near Ribera, New Mexico, 50 miles (80 km) southeast of Santa Fe, for children with cancer and siblings of SIDS victims and children with sickle cell anemia. .<106> Until its closing in 2014, the Imus family volunteered their time at the Imus Ranch between Memorial Day and Labor Day each year. Imus continued his broadcasts from a studio there, while the rest of his cast broadcast from New York.


 

Did he let nappy headed ho's visit the ranch? How about the jigaboos?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmF8iIeOVEo
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Posted: Dec 30, 2019 - 3:48pm



 oldviolin wrote:
I hope those who were harmed by him can learn to forgive him. I hope he learned how to experience forgiveness.

In addition to his transgressions wiki has this, in so as far as perspective goes:
Up to the time of his death, Imus had been famously known for his contribution to private charity work.<105> He raised millions for the rehabilitation of wounded veterans of the Iraq war and for children with cancer and siblings of victims of sudden infant death syndrome, who had spent summers since 1999 on his ranch near Ribera, New Mexico.<105>

Imus Ranch

In 1999, Imus and Deirdre founded the Imus Ranch, a working 4,000-acre (16 km2) cattle ranch near Ribera, New Mexico, 50 miles (80 km) southeast of Santa Fe, for children with cancer and siblings of SIDS victims and children with sickle cell anemia. .<106> Until its closing in 2014, the Imus family volunteered their time at the Imus Ranch between Memorial Day and Labor Day each year. Imus continued his broadcasts from a studio there, while the rest of his cast broadcast from New York.


 
Wow, it's almost as if the world is made up of shades of gray. 
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Posted: Dec 30, 2019 - 3:15pm

I hope those who were harmed by him can learn to forgive him. I hope he learned how to experience forgiveness.

In addition to his transgressions wiki has this, in so far as perspective goes:

Up to the time of his death, Imus had been famously known for his contribution to private charity work.<105> He raised millions for the rehabilitation of wounded veterans of the Iraq war and for children with cancer and siblings of victims of sudden infant death syndrome, who had spent summers since 1999 on his ranch near Ribera, New Mexico.<105>

Imus Ranch

In 1999, Imus and Deirdre founded the Imus Ranch, a working 4,000-acre (16 km2) cattle ranch near Ribera, New Mexico, 50 miles (80 km) southeast of Santa Fe, for children with cancer and siblings of SIDS victims and children with sickle cell anemia. .<106> Until its closing in 2014, the Imus family volunteered their time at the Imus Ranch between Memorial Day and Labor Day each year. Imus continued his broadcasts from a studio there, while the rest of his cast broadcast from New York.


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Posted: Dec 30, 2019 - 1:08pm



 rgio wrote:


 sirdroseph wrote:

I can't believe people still listen to the radio.  I know who he is from articles on the internet, but have not listened to radio since the early 90s.  I guess you gotta be pretty shallow to still listen to your music from clear channel stations so most that listen to him already had a questionable foundation without his assistance.
 
I was no fan, but those comments are dripping with a lot of superiority for someone / something you never heard on the radio.

 

Imus hadn't played music on the radio since the 80s. He did a talk schtick. 
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Posted: Dec 30, 2019 - 12:46pm



 sirdroseph wrote:

I can't believe people still listen to the radio.  I know who he is from articles on the internet, but have not listened to radio since the early 90s.  I guess you gotta be pretty shallow to still listen to your music from clear channel stations so most that listen to him already had a questionable foundation without his assistance.
 
I was no fan, but those comments are dripping with a lot of superiority for someone / something you never heard on the radio.

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Posted: Dec 30, 2019 - 12:31pm

 Steely_D wrote:


 sunybuny wrote:
Imus.
Say what you will but.....
 

 OK, I'll say what I will. We don't need people like him on the airwaves. It's a shame that I even know his name and what he said - and I worry about the easily led, who take shit talk like his into their brains and think it might be legitimate because someone gave him a microphone.

There are more important people in the world all around us. Good riddance.
 
I can't believe people still listen to the radio.  I know who he is from articles on the internet, but have not listened to radio since the early 90s.  I guess you gotta be pretty shallow to still listen to your music from clear channel stations so most that listen to him already had a questionable foundation without his assistance.{#Lol}{#Eek}
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Posted: Dec 30, 2019 - 8:50am



 sunybuny wrote:
Imus.
Say what you will but.....
 

...hugely influential, forerunner of everything I despise about what commercial radio has become. 
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Posted: Dec 30, 2019 - 5:01am

Imus.
Say what you will but.....
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Posted: Dec 29, 2019 - 1:03pm

Vaughan Oliver, the artist who created 4AD’s iconic album covers, dead at 62
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Posted: Dec 23, 2019 - 7:04pm

 BillG wrote:
Not unexpected, but still... 

Ram Das, 1931-2019
 
A name I haven't heard in years.

R I P  {#Meditate}
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