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Listening to Weld tonite. Great live album by a great artist, Neil Young

If you haven't heard this yet, it's even better than Rust Never Sleeps. Very, very grungy...and the best version of Like a Hurricane that I have ever heard.
Posted by Ferrets are Cool | Wed Jun 1, 2022, 07:01 PM (2 replies)

Do you have a dedicated listening room/theater?

I spend much of my free time listening to music in my 16 x 32 theater room. I would love to know if there are any "audiophiles" here on DU? What's in your room? What are your listening preferences? What are you listening to tonite?
I am, tonite, listening to Zappa's Civilization Phase III, one of the most complex albums ever created and a real workout for your system. I am loving it so much!
Posted by Ferrets are Cool | Tue May 31, 2022, 07:08 PM (31 replies)

I figured that this was the best day of the year to post this song.

Posted by Ferrets are Cool | Mon May 30, 2022, 11:12 PM (0 replies)

Curiosity question. Why are rocket launchers labeled as "destructive devices" by

National Firearms Act, but AR-15's are not?
Does it come down to legislation?
My entire point is that, yes, you can purchase a rocket launcher (if you can find someone to sell it to you) but it requires a tax stamp and an extensive background check. Why are semi-auto weapons of mass destruction not, at a minimum, under the same requirements? That last question is probably rhetorical.
Posted by Ferrets are Cool | Mon May 30, 2022, 09:20 AM (15 replies)

Jinjer Announce First Tour Since War in Ukraine

In case anyone was wondering about the band from Ukraine...

Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine in late February, the Ukrainian band Jinjer have had to put their band on hold to tend to much more pressing issues in their homeland. The group fronted by Tatiana Shmayluk sadly had to drop off of their opening slot on the Knotfest Roadshow and pause all future touring plans, instead putting their efforts into selling charity shirts to help raise humanitarian aid funds to serve their fellow citizens.

However, after several months of pausing the band, Jinjer have announced that they're planning to return to the road early next year by way of a U.K. tour opening for Bullet for My Valentine alongside Atreyu.

https://www.revolvermag.com/events/jinjer-announce-first-tour-war-ukraine
Posted by Ferrets are Cool | Sun May 29, 2022, 09:53 PM (10 replies)

"It's like a fireman not going into a building because they might get burned,"

I asked my wife, who worked with the FD for 20 years this question. If a firefighter knows a person is in a building that is burning, will they go in there to save them no matter the chances of being burned.
Her answer was ALWAYS.
Not so much for the police, right? They might get shot.
Yes, I know this is a broad brush, but dayum.
Posted by Ferrets are Cool | Fri May 27, 2022, 01:43 PM (13 replies)

Longtime Yes Drummer Alan White Dead At 72

RIP Mr. White. Long will your legacy last!
Posted by Ferrets are Cool | Thu May 26, 2022, 10:13 PM (0 replies)

Jason Whitlock can go fuck himself and his right-wing rhetoric. What a disgrace.

Jason Whitlock, a former ESPN journalist who now works for conservative outlet The Blaze, shared a take in response to a tweet by right-wing disinformation peddler Jack Posobiec, who wondered why “armed Texans” didn’t go after the gunman.

I'm not defending the actions of the officers. But we've demonized law enforcement to the point that there are far fewer rewards for being a hero, for taking risks. When your culture makes George Floyd the hero, real heroes stand down. Cultural rot has consequences. https://t.co/1YvYt121qt
— Jason Whitlock (@WhitlockJason) May 26, 2022

Whitlock said he wasn’t defending the police, but claimed that America has “demonized law enforcement to the point that there are far fewer rewards for being a hero, for taking risks.”

“When your culture makes George Floyd the hero, real heroes stand down. Cultural rot has consequences,” he added. Floyd, a Black Minneapolis resident who was murdered by Officer Derek Chauvin during an arrest in 2020, became a symbol in nationwide protests against police brutality toward people of color.

Posted by Ferrets are Cool | Thu May 26, 2022, 10:08 PM (7 replies)

I've had to post this all too often.

If you don't have the time to watch it, I understand, but it IS the most powerful protest song of all time.
And more pertinent than ever.

Posted by Ferrets are Cool | Wed May 25, 2022, 11:46 AM (0 replies)

To all the victims left behind...

Yes, I know it's long, but so very worth the time. Pause it when it shows the newspaper headline. It will explain everything.

&t=13s
Posted by Ferrets are Cool | Mon May 16, 2022, 09:23 AM (2 replies)
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