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  1. Thanks Scales and jdgm, we are doing ok dealing with the California permafire season. Truly a bizarre time. My wife and I were going to go to Big Bear for a few days (our 10th anniversary and her birthday). Friday morning smoke was coming into our valley and the news said it was much worse where we were going. We cancelled. This photo was 10 AM and it felt like an eclipse. Other than that and the pandemic we are doing well!
  2. Why does that matter? Because you have already told everyone that you are a physician and therefore what you are saying about our complicated societal condition carries more weight? Getting the guy to admit to being less than an MD will let you put your neck over his since your tail chasing and urinating comments fell a bit flat? Belittling and bullying people who disagree with you wasn't part of my Medical School curriculum. There are better and more effective ways of letting people see your point of view if you have ultimate truth behind you. It's a freaking guitar forum by the way.
  3. Gigs have been my motivation and more specifically not wanting to embarrass myself and also not let the other bandmates down. Sounds nauseagenic but true. Speaking of, the Alzheimer's Arkansas gig that I play every year was officially cancelled today. It was scheduled for August 1st. Things keep getting pushed back. I remember a few months ago when the folks involved in a meeting scheduled for this week said there was no way things wouldn't be back to normal by now. To your original point, I was playing a lot last week but haven't played in a few days and now just don't feel like playing. Guitar has always been my refuge. It will be again. Just an extraordinarily weird time right now.
  4. All such good stuff! Sparky one of my favs is one you mentioned atet a lot of folks haven't heard. I heard it 2 days ago. Jeff Lynne - Armchair Theater Well my wife and I have been trying to exercise the last 3 days. I typically walk around Westlake but she's wanted to go with me and she doesn't like Westlake, she likes to hike on trails. I wanted her to go with me so we tried some interesting variations. The backbone trail is closed. We went through our neighbors private property entrance (with permission) and as soon as we hit county trail, we got busted. The ranger couldn't have been nicer but that's the end of that. Then we tried a part of Mulholland (Tom Petty - Free Falling) that has been closed after the fire. Going great and our one very friendly dog was off leash and a guy came hauling arse down the hill and got completely pissed off because he was off leash. My wife was aghast. There are signs everywhere that say at your own risk bikes and walkers and the road is closed. I said to him, "Hey the rules don't apply to you? You were going way faster than 15 mph and our dog is not a threat." Then I said ferk off". Actually made me feel better and my wife loved it so hey, juvenile aggression paid off.
  5. Here is a good non emotional and also cogent article on the subject. He's neither a scientist nor physician, just a smart successful guy. I figure one of the hardest things to do is to make make accurate predictions. If one could have gone back 1,000 years with the knowledge of Guns, Germs, and Steel it would be a vastly different world. https://www.gatesnotes.com/Health/Pandemic-Innovation?WT.mc_id=20200423060000_Pandemic-Innovation_BG-EM_&WT.tsrc=BGEM
  6. Don't stop believin' I know I don't like Journey either but I am learning songs for an Alzheimer's benefit concert hopefully to be held August 1st and our drummer's wife really wants us to play this song. Neal Schon ain't no slouch. Gonna be a tough song to pull off I think but should be really great if we do.
  7. Civil disobedience with blatant disregard for social distancing recommendations?
  8. I loved it. Especially the Firebird with the non reverse headstock.
  9. Incredibly tough time Todd, very sorry to hear that and best wishes to you and your family.
  10. Ian Hunter, Ian Hunter. Damn what a great album.
  11. I flew from California to Arkansas the weekend of January 27th for my Mom's funeral and got sick from my niece who was very sick and coughed all over everyone. When I got back home I had a fever and a strange dry cough that lasted weeks. The febrile illness lasted only 2-3 days. I tested positive for influenza A. I have thought about the possibility that it might have been the corona virus and it cross reacted, however at the time it was firmly believed that we were at low to zero risk unless we had traveled to Wuhan or was close to someone who had. I then flew to Fiji for my 60th birthday in mid February with a trace of a residual cough. I may haven typhoid Phillip for all I know. Hope not.
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