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The Polack MSgt

The Polack MSgt's Journal
The Polack MSgt's Journal
May 27, 2024

The Iron City House Rockers, The House Rockers. Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers. I saw this band in my HS gym.

And I saw them headline a 3k theater show.

My brother & SIL saw his band in New Jersey, and Bruce Springsteen showed up & sat in for 5 songs.

Because Joe Grushecky is a close, long-term friend of Bruce's and they always visit each other's summer tours.

Of course, there is not much logistic conflict between a Bruce tour and a regional band fronted by a High School Science teacher from suburban Pittsburgh.
https://music.

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Graduation Friday means that Joe Grushecky can go back on tour.

After all, the 30+ year tenured teacher always tours on the summer break
https://music.
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May 24, 2024

It's Bob's birthday! I am rerunning last years post because I am lazy

Happy Birthday to the legendary Bob Dylan

A legend in the 60s





And the 70s





In the 80s he seemed to change shit up every 3 years or so







From the 90s, well you were never quite sure what he was gonna sound like, but you knew he make amazing shit





In the new century he actually seemed to pause and look back at the old music





2010 up until now, he's still at it. He's still Bob




May 23, 2024

West African Hard Rock Thread.

Songhoy Blues
https://music.

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Mdou Moktar
https://music.
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Bombino
https://music.
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Tinariwen- Who I think of as the western Sahara's Pink Floyd
https://music.
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May 17, 2024

A friend of mine is a storyteller.

Here is a great essay about a player who comps with Mike Trout,
https://thingsamicthinksabout.wordpress.com/2024/05/11/a-guy-you-never-heard-of/?fbclid=IwZXh0bgNhZW0CMTEAAR1qN8sJ_YM1Nl7QHGK4AqbbsKiDOngNHebGf0DHehJ8ygMmn9ygls05JHs_aem_AShVEWMOytGbBDYM4L97akhzBftMAeY4oKDbGnpIpm9wDV5_O3djxQJuTh7L0KIJ2frrFoQchFwtqHfvFYCrGJXu

Here's why this topic resonates to me.

My Grandfather was a minor league/semi pro baseball player before and after WWII.
He told me once that he played a demonstration (cash) series against the Greys.

He knew who Mr. Gibson was.

Daddy Joe was a life long Pirates fan - loved Roberto Clemente.

He would wax eloquently about Willie Stargell's power.

He was also a legit, high-level baseball player

Well, he said that "Mr. Gibson" was the most talented ball player he ever saw.

May 16, 2024

A good read from my favorite recovering Republiholic

Will Trump be held accountable — in the courts and the news?
Jennifer Rubin

https://wapo.st/4bl6Dpa

May 15, 2024

Babe Ruth, "Wells Fargo"

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May 14, 2024

Remember the 90s? Kings X was a top 5 favorite hard rock band from 89-95. They had a killer run

FFS, this is unreal - Gretchen, Faith Hope Love, Kings X and Dogman.
Gretchen Goes to Nebraska
https://music.

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Faith Hope Love
https://music.
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Kings X Kings X
https://music.
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Dogman
https://music.
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Gender: Male
Hometown: Appalachia
Home country: USA
Current location: Prairie
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About The Polack MSgt

61-year-old Polish/Irish retired USAF dude. Married to my lovely young bride for 36 years and counting. A loudly blue vet in rural Illinois.
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