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  1. Semi-Official Concert Review Thread

    Saw The Grand Master Stanley Clarke at the Paramount in Peekskill tonight Played both an Alembic (no, not THAT Alembic) and a double bass. Interesting pieces included School Days and a nice rendering of Goodbye Pork Pie Hat (although Mr. Beck still wins that battle). Highlight was (at least) a half hour long No Mystery with a long and mind boggling solo on the double. It can only be described as OMG. HARD music to play, yeesh. Asking who the "best" is at any instrument can easily degrade into an argument but IMHO here is an exception to that rule. No one was ever this good on this instrument and because several of the most recent generations could care less about musicality, no one will ever be this good again ... and there is little difference between the old Stanley and who I saw tonight. Suffice it to say that we were most pleased with the proceedings. So here is this Koufax/Gretzky/Jordan of the bass, 66 yrs old on the stage with three guys whose combined age is 72. One was a drummer from the Bronx named Shariq Tucker, who at age 20, came very close to stealing the show. Blew everyone away like I haven't seen in years. Remember the name, Shariq Tucker. Overshadowed were two keyboard players (mic'd Grand/Motif and Fantom8/vocorder) of good skills but between Clarke and Tucker there was little room for them. No guitarist though, now THAT would have elevated the music even higher, needless to say :). The shame of it is that the theater was only about half full, surprising after seeing McLaughlin selling out his tour. Of course there was no one in the audience who doesn't get ARP come-ons in the mail. The advantage of that is everyone remained seated for the whole show, except for the standing O's of course.
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  6. Goal: 100,000 POST IN THIS THREAD

    The 12 Days of Christmas Who ever in the whole world would dream of getting a real Partridge in a Pear Tree? How can I ever express my pleasure. Thank you a hundred times for thinking of me this way. My love always, Agnes December 15, 2017 Dearest John: Today the postman brought your very sweet gift. Just imagine two turtle doves. I'm just delighted at your very thoughtful gift. They are just adorable. All my love, Agnes December 16, 2017 Dear John: Oh! Aren't you the extravagant one. Now I must protest. I don't deserve such generosity, three French hens. They are just darling but I must insist, you've been too kind. All my love, Agnes December 17, 2017 Dear John: Today the postman delivered four calling birds. Now really, they are beautiful, but don't you think enough is enough. You are being too romantic. Affectionately, Agnes December 18, 2017 Dearest John: What a surprise. Today the postman delivered five golden rings, one for every finger. You're just impossible, but I love it. Frankly, all those birds squawking were beginning to get on my nerves. All my love, Agnes December 19, 2017 Dear John: When I opened the door today there were actually six geese laying on my front steps. So you're back to the birds again huh? These geese are huge. Where will I ever keep them? The neighbors are complaining and I can't sleep through the racket. Please stop. Cordially, Agnes December 20, 2017 John: What's with you and those freaking birds?? Seven swans a swimming. What kind of damn joke is this?There's bird poop all over the house and they never stop the racket. I can't sleep at night and I'm a nervous wreck. It's not funny. So stop those freaking birds. Sincerely, Agnes December 21, 2017 O.K. Buster: I think I prefer the birds. What the hell am I going to do with 8 maids a milking? It's not enough with all those birds and 8 maids a milking, but they had to bring their damn cows. There is manure all over the lawn and I can't move in my own house. Just lay off me,smartass. Agnes December 22, 2017 Hey Sh*thead: What are you? Somekind of sadist? Now there's nine pipers playing. And Christ do they play.They've never stopped chasing those maids since they got here yesterday morning.The cows are getting upset and they're stepping all over those screeching birds.What am I going to do? The neighbors have started a petition to evict me. You'll get yours! Agnes December 23, 2017 You rotten pr*ck: Now there's ten ladies dancing. I don't know why I call those sluts ladies. They've been balling those pipers all night long. Now the cows can't sleep and they've got diarrhea. My livingroom is a river of sh*t. The Commissioner of Buildings has subpoenaed me to give cause why the building shouldn't be condemned. I'm calling the police on you! Agnes December 24, 2017 Listen F*ckhead: What's with those eleven lords a leaping on those maids and ladies? Some of those broads will never walk again.Those pipers ran through the maids and have been committing sodomy with the cows. All twenty-three of the birds are dead. They've been trampled to death in the orgy. I hope you're satisfied, you rotten vicious swine. Your sworn enemy, Agnes December 25, 2017 Dear Sir: This is to acknowledge your latest gift of twelve fiddlers fiddling which you have seen fit to inflict on our client, Miss Agnes McHolstein. The destruction, of course, was total. All correspondence should come to our attention. If you should attempt to reach Miss McHolstein at Happy Dale Sanitarium, the attendants have been instructed to shoot you on sight. With this letter please find attached a warrant for your arrest. Cordially, Law Offices of Badger, Bender and Chole
  7. Movies We've Seen Thread

    Three Questions: Was it the Justice League they were supposed to join with Guardians of the Galaxy in one movie or another group? I was looking at the poster for Justice League last night and I recognized most of the heroes but who/what is Aquaman and what special power does he have? and ... Shouldn't GOTG be the a special favorite here? They have a character made of wood that doesn't say anything intelligible, just like everyone here's favorite coach
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  11. Rank 'Em: Best NYJ QBs From 2000 - 2017

    Interesting how different folks see the same thing differently. I always felt that the QB rarely wins games and that football is truly a team game. He never threw for more than 200 yds in any playoff win but he did mostly protect the ball and had a good completion pct. in the playoffs. I thought that this was because opponents played for the run in these games (shrug) However, I always defer to you folks as being more knowledgeable about the game so I guess my distain for this fellow is unfounded.
  12. Rank 'Em: Best NYJ QBs From 2000 - 2017

    Best Jets QB over this period? Isn't that like being the fattest bulimic? I love how Sanchez gets credit for the playoff games that the D and RB's got them into Passing stats should be taken with a grain of salt. There should be separate stats for yds in the air for QB's and YAC for receivers. Do any exist? It would be interesting
  13. Last to post in this thread wins

    In case the Large Hadron Collider actually forms a black hole in the next few seconds, I win
  14. Movies We've Seen Thread

    Saw Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri last night This was a great movie but not for everyone, or at least those who demand non stop action in their films. This one was an stunning portrait of humanity. The characters were all flawed and complex, and watching this film will invoke strong emotions in most people. It was written/directed by Martin McDonagh (In Bruges) This will probably not be a big grosser so the Academy might miss the fact that several aspects of the film deserve consideration for that little gold statue. The screen play was flawless and editing perfect. If you are a fan of talented acting, you will love this one. Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell provided one of their best performances in their careers, but the one who stole the show was Frances McDormand. This was definitely her best work since Fargo if not ever An aside, there is no real place called Ebbing in MO, the film was shot in Sylva, NC on the eastern edge of the Smoky Mts. Film buff? McDormand fan? Go see this Marvel comic guy? Pass
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