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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Posted: 07 Oct 2019, 23:57
by Flower
That Grandpa Mason had died in September.

https://www.coastmountainnews.com/trend ... -has-died/

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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Posted: 08 Oct 2019, 00:25
by Six String
Yesterday we drove up to the bristlecone pines which are at 10,000 feet. They are the oldest trees in the world. So old that when scientists figured out how to determine their age without killing them (bore samples) they had to recalibrate the carbon dating system. Based on this scientists figured out that Stonehenge was older than previously known.

Re: Post something you've learnt today

Posted: 09 Oct 2019, 14:54
by Six String
The hardhat had it's debut during the building of the Hoover dam in the 1930s.

Re: Post something you've learnt today

Posted: 10 Oct 2019, 14:42
by Diamond Dog
"Wichita Lineman" was actually given to Glen Campbell with the advice from Jimmy Webb that it was unfinished and needed at least the addition of another section ( the middle part) and maybe work on the ending. Campbell had been badgering Webb for another tune, after the success of "By The Time I Get To Phoenix" and wanted Jimmy to agree to come up with another tune. Webb said he wanted to write something totally different but, in an attempt to keep Glen pacified, gave him the unfinished "Wichita Lineman" as he was away for a few days.

Upon his return he met with Campbell and asked him what he thought of the song. Campbell said it was fantastic, to which Webb replied he would finish it off soon. Campbell then said that it was finished and handed Webb an acetate he had done -with the Wrecking Crew as his backing band - over the five days Webb was away, including Campbell's solo (on a six string bass) over the 'needed to be finished' middle section. Jimmy put it on and couldn't believe the finished product. They didn't need to change a thing.

And that became the released version!

Re: Post something you've learnt today

Posted: 10 Oct 2019, 16:05
by Charlie O.
Diamond Dog wrote:"Wichita Lineman" was actually given to Glen Campbell with the advice from Jimmy Webb that it was unfinished and needed at least the addition of another section ( the middle part) and maybe work on the ending. Campbell had been badgering Webb for another tune, after the success of "By The Time I Get To Phoenix" and wanted Jimmy to agree to come up with another tune. Webb said he wanted to write something totally different but, in an attempt to keep Glen pacified, gave him the unfinished "Wichita Lineman" as he was away for a few days.

Upon his return he met with Campbell and asked him what he thought of the song. Campbell said it was fantastic, to which Webb replied he would finish it off soon. Campbell then said that it was finished and handed Webb an acetate he had done -with the Wrecking Crew as his backing band - over the five days Webb was away, including Campbell's solo (on a six string bass) over the 'needed to be finished' middle section. Jimmy put it on and couldn't believe the finished product. They didn't need to change a thing.

And that became the released version!

I always loved that story. In the version I read, Webb didn't hear back from Campbell, then happened to run into him somewhere a week or two later. "I guess you didn't like 'Lineman', huh?" says Webb. "Oh," says Campbell, "I loved it! We cut it and it's coming out next week!" "Glen, it wasn't finished!" "Well, it is now!"

A great story but a questionable one, as Webb played organ on the record... :?

Re: Post something you've learnt today

Posted: 11 Oct 2019, 06:11
by Diamond Dog
50% of the population of the USA live within 50 miles of a coast.

Re: Post something you've learnt today

Posted: 11 Oct 2019, 11:37
by Flower
My cats prefer Party Mix to Temptations. :)

Re: Post something you've learnt today

Posted: 13 Oct 2019, 02:33
by Six String
Santa Fe is the oldest capital in the U.S. at 400 years which makes it older than the country.

Re: Post something you've learnt today

Posted: 13 Oct 2019, 02:52
by Jimbo
Six String wrote:Santa Fe is the oldest capital in the U.S. at 400 years which makes it older than the country.


Did you know that Santa Fe is not Santa Claus' cousin?

Re: Post something you've learnt today

Posted: 13 Oct 2019, 21:32
by Flower
Jimbo wrote:
Six String wrote:Santa Fe is the oldest capital in the U.S. at 400 years which makes it older than the country.


Did you know that Santa Fe is not Santa Claus' cousin?


Nor do they have Santa Ana winds ... ;)

Re: Post something you've learnt today

Posted: 15 Oct 2019, 10:08
by The Prof
You can fly direct from Doncaster to Mexico.

Re: Post something you've learnt today

Posted: 15 Oct 2019, 13:14
by Flower
That PAM has sisters ... never use it myself but my mother did from time to time.

https://www.pamcookingspray.com/

Re: Post something you've learnt today

Posted: 15 Oct 2019, 14:31
by Minnie the Minx
Bowie was originally going to play Sting’s role in Brimstone and Treacle but bowed out at the last minute.

Re: Post something you've learnt today

Posted: 15 Oct 2019, 16:50
by Jimbly
Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich's Godfather is Dexter Gordon.

Re: Post something you've learnt today

Posted: 15 Oct 2019, 17:15
by Diamond Dog
Who Dexter Gordon was.

Re: Post something you've learnt today

Posted: 15 Oct 2019, 17:19
by Jimbly
Diamond Dog wrote:Who Dexter Gordon was.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dexter_Gordon

Re: Post something you've learnt today

Posted: 16 Oct 2019, 05:59
by Diamond Dog
Jeemo wrote:
Diamond Dog wrote:Who Dexter Gordon was.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dexter_Gordon


Yes...my post was meant to read Q."What have you learnt today?".... A.Who Dexter Gordon was.

:D

Re: Post something you've learnt today

Posted: 16 Oct 2019, 09:21
by Jimbly
Diamond Dog wrote:
Jeemo wrote:
Diamond Dog wrote:Who Dexter Gordon was.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dexter_Gordon


Yes...my post was meant to read Q."What have you learnt today?".... A.Who Dexter Gordon was.

:D


Sorry chief :D

Re: Post something you've learnt today

Posted: 16 Oct 2019, 12:30
by Flower
That sandwiches in the French Alps can be the size of small boys ... :D

Re: Post something you've learnt today

Posted: 16 Oct 2019, 22:10
by Hightea
Flower wrote:That sandwiches in the French Alps can be the size of small boys ... :D

:lol: okay maybe a little exaggeration

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Learned today a friend from college who I lost touch with lives only a few miles from me.