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Congrats on everything!! Keep it weird.

Quote from: Enjoyed on Oct 19, 2017, 20:49

Got married didn't I.

Ate too much In-N-Out and Blue Star Donuts didn't I.

Moved to Portland didn't I.

Pre-ordered Mario Odyssey didn't I.
I did all of the above except the first 3

Oh man. My little law firm may have had itself a very big day today.

Like, biggest settlement I've ever gotten for a client ever by a magnitude of like 10.

It seems unreal. Like, I've been staring at the numbers for a year and thinking to myself, "Wow--this is going to be a big one." But, always... *always*... there was something else to do before that. Something else that was going to take priority.

Some delay. Another step in this ridiculously slow, winding road through bullshit hills.

But after all is said and done, the practice of law appears to be much like the study of geology. It's all about time and pressure. Exert enough pressure for a long enough time, and you'll drill right into a money hole.

It's a little like striking oil, but you've known the well is there the whole time, and you can only drill down to it with a hand-crank screw.

But once you do...

Felt nice to walk away from a trial with a smile on my client's face that wasn't one of coping with loss, but rather achieving their goals.

This one felt much, much better for me, and for the client, than the last. By a magnitude of 1,000.

That actually means infinitely more to me than the money.

Anyone here familiar with Howard Jones? He had a string of hits in the 80s that fused the pop style with deep positive messages and was a pioneer in electronic music and presentation. He has continued to make music through current times for a smaller core audience (including two very good electronic albums), but he has remained on the cutting edge of technology the entire way.

I very rarely attend concerts these days, but am very excited he's bringing his full electronic band to little old Wilmington, Delaware tonight. I've seen him in the U.S. in the Philadelphia area several times over the last two decades, but as a smaller artist he usually preforms intimate acoustic sessions. Tonight is a full on electronic/multimedia concert, and based on the last time I saw this type of show, he is as energetic as ever. I'm as excited as I get to go out.

I've followed him since '83 and he's the only artist I appreciate on the level of The Chemical Brothers.  I know there is not a whole lot of crossover here other than the electronic roots and technological progression, but I was just curious if there are any others that appreciate his work.

Here is my favorite track from the new album. It's not a banger, but I really connect with it.



Uh... everything's perfectly all right now. We're fine. We're all fine here now, thank you. How are you?

I've heard a few songs by Howard Jones, but never really felt motivated to dig deeper. Is there particular albums you might recommend?




And speaking of not much crossover appeal. Fats Domino passed away the other day. I knew very little about him outside of his song "Blueberry Hill" being featured on the movie "12 Monkeys".

I went ahead and give his playlist a whirl and found out he is a great pianist and has a wonderful voice. As he aged, and recordings got better, he sounded a lot like Bill Withers (or would it be the other way round).

He has a class cover of Lady Madonna, which Paul McCartney says he wrote based on Fats style.


Too soon?

Yea though I walk through the valley and shadow of death
every day of my life,
I fear no evil for The Lord is with me.

Quote from: Bosco on Oct 27, 2017, 21:14
I've heard a few songs by Howard Jones, but never really felt motivated to dig deeper. Is there particular albums you might recommend?

The best starting place would be his 1983 debut, Human's Lib. It's firmly implanted as 80s music, of course, but the depth of the lyrics and style of the electric sound stand out among his peers.

An alternate choice would be the brand new 'Best' compilation from Cherry Red Records, which combines his entire hit catalog with his independent stuff from the last two decades.

2005's Revolution of the Heart is his best modern electronic album, but electronic is a relative term on a forum such as this.

Thanks for asking, Bosco. I know he's not for everyone, but that first album was definitely ahead of the curve, and his live performances were an insane one man show in the beginning. Those whom are interested in classic gear might like this video (the vocal work is NOT impressive on this video, but his live vocals have vastly improved over time once his performance duties evolved). Start at 3:42 to see that gear setup and the giant moog he used to carry about prior to the keytar.

Uh... everything's perfectly all right now. We're fine. We're all fine here now, thank you. How are you?

Happiest of Turkey Days American brothers & sisters.

dancesoitallkeepsspinning

as usual.. ;D

This is up there. Like, Star Guitar up there.

Well without providing details I had a pretty shitty Christmas. I typically make the most of bad situations but yesterday was too much. A bit of unexpected martial strife with a partner too immature to keep it together for the kid. What's worse, it all pointed back to stress she has suffered from losing her job this month, so the boy got to watch me get verbally abused on the holiday after overwhelming compassionate support for her leading up to yesterday. I tried to let it go, but after too much I pushed back and I did not want to raise my voice yesterday. We resolved it by night...possibly temporarily...but what a shitty childhood memory on what might be my son's last Christmas believing in Santa (he's about that age).

So why post here? Not only are you guys cool, but the relative anonymity and isolation lends itself as the best space to process: I'm not going to talk about it on social media, I don't want to bring my co-workers down, and right now I don't need burden my closest friends during the holidays.

So I thank you for the opportunity to bitch and will continue to give everybody bullshit smiles today in person when folks ask me about the holiday.  No sympathy or responses sought. Just needed to vent. Thanks brothers and sisters.
Uh... everything's perfectly all right now. We're fine. We're all fine here now, thank you. How are you?

Apologies for my mopey bitching yesterday. I suffered depression for years as a young adult (and slightly forward), and although I'm in a much better place since becoming a father, this weekend fucked with my head in very intimate, familiar ways. I needed to dump it somewhere but I'm all better today. Not really. The problems remain...I'm just better able to think clearly. Thanks.

On a lighter chemical note, anyone want to talk about Sodium Hypobromite?

...NaBrO

(Does this only work for native English speakers?)
Uh... everything's perfectly all right now. We're fine. We're all fine here now, thank you. How are you?

Satur8, mate, you can 'bitch' all you want here, you're among friends  ;)

This things tend to pass, so just hang on there!

I'm glad you feel better today!

btw, I didn't catch any of that  Sodium Hypobromite stuff  ;D
I can hit cheeky lizards if I want!

The chemical compound for Sodium Hypobromite is written as NaBrO. In slang, one might be dismissive of a question by stating, "Nah bro", as in not interested. Guess it's not too funny after all.

And thanks mate, I appreciate the support.
Uh... everything's perfectly all right now. We're fine. We're all fine here now, thank you. How are you?

Ah, I get it!

It's pretty funny  ;D
I can hit cheeky lizards if I want!

Quote from: satur8 on Dec 26, 2017, 13:43

Well without providing details I had a pretty shitty Christmas. I typically make the most of bad situations but yesterday was too much. A bit of unexpected martial strife with a partner too immature to keep it together for the kid. What's worse, it all pointed back to stress she has suffered from losing her job this month, so the boy got to watch me get verbally abused on the holiday after overwhelming compassionate support for her leading up to yesterday. I tried to let it go, but after too much I pushed back and I did not want to raise my voice yesterday. We resolved it by night...possibly temporarily...but what a shitty childhood memory on what might be my son's last Christmas believing in Santa (he's about that age).

So why post here? Not only are you guys cool, but the relative anonymity and isolation lends itself as the best space to process: I'm not going to talk about it on social media, I don't want to bring my co-workers down, and right now I don't need burden my closest friends during the holidays.

So I thank you for the opportunity to bitch and will continue to give everybody bullshit smiles today in person when folks ask me about the holiday.  No sympathy or responses sought. Just needed to vent. Thanks brothers and sisters.

Dude. I have absolute sympathy for you. I actually have a client who I had to talk to numerous times over the holiday, trying to help him deal with one of the craziest women ever to walk the Earth.

If it makes you feel any better, she started off talking about the upcoming dropoff by saying that she was going to have a police escort to "make sure that everything went okay," and demanding that she survey their son's bedroom to ensure that their son had "appropriate sleeping arrangements." At the dropoff, she brought her boyfriend, berated my client's new wife, made her cry, and then made their son cry.

Really what happened is my client's baby mama got all pissed off because he's relatively newly married, and she's angry she's less able to control my client.

Fucking. Baby. Mama. Drama.

Pitiful people walk this Earth. Shifting gears here, my baby mama is among them. She essentially deserted her children (including the one she and I share), and did not actually end up visiting them at all this Christmas.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone!

Quote from: satur8 on Dec 26, 2017, 13:43

Well without providing details I had a pretty shitty Christmas. I typically make the most of bad situations but yesterday was too much. A bit of unexpected martial strife with a partner too immature to keep it together for the kid. What's worse, it all pointed back to stress she has suffered from losing her job this month, so the boy got to watch me get verbally abused on the holiday after overwhelming compassionate support for her leading up to yesterday. I tried to let it go, but after too much I pushed back and I did not want to raise my voice yesterday. We resolved it by night...possibly temporarily...but what a shitty childhood memory on what might be my son's last Christmas believing in Santa (he's about that age).

So why post here? Not only are you guys cool, but the relative anonymity and isolation lends itself as the best space to process: I'm not going to talk about it on social media, I don't want to bring my co-workers down, and right now I don't need burden my closest friends during the holidays.

So I thank you for the opportunity to bitch and will continue to give everybody bullshit smiles today in person when folks ask me about the holiday.  No sympathy or responses sought. Just needed to vent. Thanks brothers and sisters.

satur8....you did the right thing by fixing things with your loved one. relationships always require tweaking , fixing, and more importantly, being transparent and being there for each other. Im sure your a great husband, but man, i feel for you for not posting personal stuff on social media, as I too would rather vent here on the forum than on FB. You keep working at it man and im hoping you can go out with a bang for new years! Godspeed to you!

Quote from: MadPooter on Dec 28, 2017, 00:12

Dude. I have absolute sympathy for you. I actually have a client who I had to talk to numerous times over the holiday, trying to help him deal with one of the craziest women ever to walk the Earth.

If it makes you feel any better, she started off talking about the upcoming dropoff by saying that she was going to have a police escort to "make sure that everything went okay," and demanding that she survey their son's bedroom to ensure that their son had "appropriate sleeping arrangements." At the dropoff, she brought her boyfriend, berated my client's new wife, made her cry, and then made their son cry.

Really what happened is my client's baby mama got all pissed off because he's relatively newly married, and she's angry she's less able to control my client.

Fucking. Baby. Mama. Drama.

Pitiful people walk this Earth. Shifting gears here, my baby mama is among them. She essentially deserted her children (including the one she and I share), and did not actually end up visiting them at all this Christmas.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone!

poot, you come along way man! ive seen you make big strides in the last few years, and stepping up to be the all-powerful parent you can be with no mom in sight. its encouraging to hear single parent stories like these where you shine big time for being their for your kid. We need more awesome dads like you in this world.

This is up there. Like, Star Guitar up there.

Quote from: MadPooter on Dec 28, 2017, 00:12

Fucking. Baby. Mama. Drama.
Ok, I know, I know, I am massively missing the point, not reading the room, not syncing with the vibe. BUT, am I the only one who thought this could be the title of Fatboy Slim's next single? Especially now that Fatboy and Zoe Ball have split.

Quote from: inchemwetrust on Dec 28, 2017, 06:26

poot, you come along way man!
And this would be the name of the album.

Yea though I walk through the valley and shadow of death
every day of my life,
I fear no evil for The Lord is with me.


"You cannot eat money, oh no. You cannot eat money, oh no. When the last tree has fallen and the rivers are poisoned, you cannot eat money, oh no."

First off, Happy Belated Everything to my Chems family. Second, please forgive me once again for being so absent. There is so much I want to join in on... but I hope everyone is doing OK so far in 2018. It looks like we're getting some fresh action on the Chemical front and like always, their music seems to come at times when it's so needed!!

So what's up with me? I'm over here dodging the bullets of breakups/separations/divorce of loved ones that is occurring in both my family and friend spheres. My parents are getting old and it's  hard watching that. Around Christmas my dad got the flu something fierce, refused to get it treated, then developed a lovely case of double pneumonia and sepsis that landed him in the ICU ward of the hospital. His health was pretty frail anyway (kidney transplant patient, triple bipass survivor, pushing 80 years). Eventually he was discharged to a physical rehab facility which he checked himself out of after 3 days. Now he's convalescing at home... but that whole ongoing scenario is another rant for another day! Anyway, as always there are these life challenges, and I suppose the good in even the most difficult situations is that they help us grow and learn how to deal.

So yes, definitely looking forward to some new music from the Chems which as I said, comes at just the right time!
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.

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