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Beaver Fever

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Jan 22, 2022, 1:33:45 AMJan 22
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It's true, I am afflicted with the deadly plague, Covid-19.

Now the clock is ticking down and it's only a matter of time.

Though it's been slight sniffles for the past few days, I fully expect my heart to stop at any minute now. However I do plan to go bravely and without complaint. I am so thankful for the time I was allowed here on Planet Earth and especially in a first world country in modern times.

Feel free to leave condolences and share your memories here.

I would like to say I have enjoyed my time here, learned so much and that social media and even Reddit cannot hold a candle to what I was able to gain from nearly 24 years on Usenet.

I love you all.

Linda Howard

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Jan 22, 2022, 1:35:45 PMJan 22
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> I would like to say I have enjoyed my time here, learned so much and that social media and even Reddit cannot hold a candle to what I was able to from nearly 24 years on Usenet.
>
> I love you all.

Thoughts and prayers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gyg4sdcodFQ

Les Albert

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Jan 22, 2022, 2:07:52 PMJan 22
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I am saddened by your news. Maybe your immune system will fight the
valiant fight, and everything will be okay.
But if not https://tinyurl.com/3v7h7bxc

Les

Beaver Fever

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Jan 22, 2022, 5:07:20 PMJan 22
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Thank you. I was just informed it has a 99% survivability rate, which is slightly higher than crossing Glenoaks Blvd which I do almost daily.

Les Albert

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Jan 22, 2022, 6:20:43 PMJan 22
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On Sat, 22 Jan 2022 14:07:19 -0800 (PST), Beaver Fever
Well, if you continue to cross Glenoaks Blvd. on a daily basis then
https://tinyurl.com/3v7h7bxc still applies.

Les

Beaver Fever

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Jan 22, 2022, 6:23:42 PMJan 22
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I kind of feel sorry for my roommate who "gets" it all when I die.



Michael Trew

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Jan 22, 2022, 8:40:29 PMJan 22
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I can't tell if you are purposely exaggerating for humor, or if you have
an immune system deficiency.

Either way, I surely hope that you recover well!

Beaver Fever

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Jan 22, 2022, 9:25:27 PMJan 22
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Thanks!

I have no idea how my immune system is but I made it this far.

I went to something like 75 concerts between July and likely catching it at one last Saturday so I guess the immune system held up that long.

Michael Trew

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Jan 24, 2022, 1:04:23 AMJan 24
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Wow, that is a lot of concerts! No wonder you were always looking for
hotels, places to eat, etc. What kind of bands did you see?

Beaver Fever

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Jan 24, 2022, 9:29:54 PMJan 24
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All kinds!

Really!

My favorite rock and metal bands (Rolling Stones, Judas Priest, Devo, Guns N Roses, Blue Oyster Cult, Roger McGuinn, Doobie Brothers etc)

Spanish language superstars (Juanes!)

Pop country (Luke Bryan, Dan + Shay), more traditional like Willie Nelson.

Industrial (Front 242/Consolidated)

Modern "alternative" (Green Day/Weezer/Fall Out Boy)

Rap (3 Chambers with Wu Tang Clan members, Isaiah Rashad and lot more). Local venue that books a lot of hip-hop/urban music sold a season pass for 99$ covering 3 months and including sold out shows. Figured maybe it would be worth it to go to a few things, ended up using it 25 times.

Techno, local bands, YouTube superstars, TikTok superstars, underground. Really whatever I could get into or even stuff I bought into hoping to flip only to have things take a downward turn.

A lot of times I am just looking for anything that might be crashing on the secondary market which is just happening a LOT and I can just bus it to the venue and buy outside on my phone at the last minute or someone rolling in might even just hand me a ticket. At the beginning of the year there were indications there would be unprecedented demand for live music but the Delta variant and antivaxxers kind of quashed that but the damage was done and the secondary sites were oversaturated.










Kerr-Mudd, John

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Jan 25, 2022, 5:27:50 AMJan 25
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On Mon, 24 Jan 2022 18:29:53 -0800 (PST)
Beaver Fever <Beaver...@live.com> wrote:

> Techno, local bands, YouTube superstars, TikTok superstars, underground. Really whatever I could get into or even stuff I bought into hoping to flip only to have things take a downward turn.
>
> A lot of times I am just looking for anything that might be crashing on the secondary market which is just happening a LOT and I can just bus it to the venue and buy outside on my phone at the last minute or someone


Ah you're a free market entrepeneur^w^w^w ticket tout.

--
Bah, and indeed Humbug.

Beaver Fever

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Jan 25, 2022, 12:46:33 PMJan 25
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It's just another shitty job I have to do to survive



Michael Trew

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Jan 27, 2022, 3:00:23 PMJan 27
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Wowza, you must have some cash to burn, LOL

Looks like lots of fun though! I like lots of classic rock/metal, and
even far older. I'm listening to 40's pop/top hits playing from YouTube
at the moment. Country is good. I regularly listen to modern
rock/alternative as you posted above on a local radio station when
driving to work. Heck, I even listen to the polka party on the AM radio
dial on Sunday mornings.

The only thing that I don't care for is rap/hip-hop style. Some of the
older stuff is OK, but rap should have gone the way of disco in the late
70's ;)

Beaver Fever

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Jan 27, 2022, 9:24:47 PMJan 27
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I just know how to do it cheap.

Los Angeles also has an incredible amount of free shows, especially in the summer. There are numerous outlets for discount tickets (Goldstar, Groupon, venue & promoter mailing lists), and with the glut of events many crash on the secondary market. Bjork tickets went all the way down to $30 but I am still under quarantine.



> Looks like lots of fun though! I like lots of classic rock/metal, and
> even far older. I'm listening to 40's pop/top hits playing from YouTube
> at the moment. Country is good. I regularly listen to modern
> rock/alternative as you posted above on a local radio station when
> driving to work. Heck, I even listen to the polka party on the AM radio
> dial on Sunday mornings.
>

Other than NPR in small doses and a few Pacifica programs I can't tolerate the radio too much. At least the local NPR affiliate has some decent music related programs. Radio always sucked but at least there were time periods where there would be competing Classic rock, "alternative," etc. There was a really good 1950's program on KCSN called John's Attic but they sold out to one of the corporate public radio companies.

> The only thing that I don't care for is rap/hip-hop style. Some of the
> older stuff is OK, but rap should have gone the way of disco in the late
> 70's ;)

The shows are so much fun though. It's all young people so excited to be there.

This is my latest obsession:

https://youtu.be/O_7KV8tqzpE

And this got me through some tough times last year:

https://youtu.be/EVmj71Z_QlA


Michael Trew

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Jan 29, 2022, 1:38:33 PMJan 29
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On 1/27/2022 21:24, Beaver Fever wrote:
> On Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 12:00:23 PM UTC-8, Michael Trew wrote:
>> On 1/24/2022 21:29, Beaver Fever wrote:
>>> On Sunday, January 23, 2022 at 10:04:23 PM UTC-8, Michael Trew wrote:
>>>> On 1/22/2022 21:25, Beaver Fever wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> I went to something like 75 concerts between July and likely catching it at one last Saturday so I guess the immune system held up that long.
>>>> Wow, that is a lot of concerts! No wonder you were always looking for
>>>> hotels, places to eat, etc. What kind of bands did you see?
>>>
>>> All kinds!
>>>
>>> Really!
>>>
>>> My favorite rock and metal bands (Rolling Stones, Judas Priest, Devo, Guns N Roses, Blue Oyster Cult, Roger McGuinn, Doobie Brothers etc)
>>>
>>> Spanish language superstars (Juanes!)
>>>
>>> Pop country (Luke Bryan, Dan + Shay), more traditional like Willie Nelson.
>>>
>>> Industrial (Front 242/Consolidated)
>>>
>>> Modern "alternative" (Green Day/Weezer/Fall Out Boy)
>>>
>>> Rap (3 Chambers with Wu Tang Clan members, Isaiah Rashad and lot more). Local venue that books a lot of hip-hop/urban music sold a season pass for 99$ covering 3 months and including sold out shows. Figured maybe it would be worth it to go to a few things, ended up using it 25 times.
>>>
>>> Techno, local bands, YouTube superstars, TikTok superstars, underground.. Really whatever I could get into or even stuff I bought into hoping to flip only to have things take a downward turn.
>>>
>>> A lot of times I am just looking for anything that might be crashing on the secondary market which is just happening a LOT and I can just bus it to the venue and buy outside on my phone at the last minute or someone rolling in might even just hand me a ticket. At the beginning of the year there were indications there would be unprecedented demand for live music but the Delta variant and antivaxxers kind of quashed that but the damage was done and the secondary sites were oversaturated.
>> Wowza, you must have some cash to burn, LOL
>
> I just know how to do it cheap.
>
> Los Angeles also has an incredible amount of free shows, especially in the summer. There are numerous outlets for discount tickets (Goldstar, Groupon, venue& promoter mailing lists), and with the glut of events many crash on the secondary market. Bjork tickets went all the way down to $30 but I am still under quarantine.

Nifty... hope that you are feeling better soon.

>> Looks like lots of fun though! I like lots of classic rock/metal, and
>> even far older. I'm listening to 40's pop/top hits playing from YouTube
>> at the moment. Country is good. I regularly listen to modern
>> rock/alternative as you posted above on a local radio station when
>> driving to work. Heck, I even listen to the polka party on the AM radio
>> dial on Sunday mornings.
>
> Other than NPR in small doses and a few Pacifica programs I can't tolerate the radio too much. At least the local NPR affiliate has some decent music related programs. Radio always sucked but at least there were time periods where there would be competing Classic rock, "alternative," etc. There was a really good 1950's program on KCSN called John's Attic but they sold out to one of the corporate public radio companies.

I've thought about that satellite radio thing, but I have a lot of cars,
and would need a portable option to move from vehicle to vehicle. I'm
not paying for it, for just one car.

>> The only thing that I don't care for is rap/hip-hop style. Some of the
>> older stuff is OK, but rap should have gone the way of disco in the late
>> 70's ;)
>
> The shows are so much fun though. It's all young people so excited to be there.
>
> This is my latest obsession:
>
> https://youtu.be/O_7KV8tqzpE
>
> And this got me through some tough times last year:
>
> https://youtu.be/EVmj71Z_QlA

Certainly not my style, but glad that you are enjoying it. I've seen
Peter and Paul of PP&M in concert a few times since Mary has passed.
They might be done now, no shows since COVID. If not, I plan to go again.

Tim Wright

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Jan 29, 2022, 8:27:44 PMJan 29
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> not paying for it, for just one car.-

My wife has it for her car and I can log onto it on my phone anywhere I
want. If a car has bluetooth, it works great from your phone.

Kerr-Mudd, John

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Jan 30, 2022, 5:40:56 AMJan 30
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On Sat, 29 Jan 2022 19:27:37 -0600
Tim Wright <tlwri...@gmail.com> wrote:

> On 1/29/2022 12:38 PM, Michael Trew wrote:
[]
> >
> > I've thought about that satellite radio thing, but I have a lot of cars,
> > and would need a portable option to move from vehicle to vehicle.  I'm
> > not paying for it, for just one car.-

It's terrible when that happens. Do radios cost more than cars these days? I'm so out of touch.

> My wife has it for her car and I can log onto it on my phone anywhere I
> want. If a car has bluetooth, it works great from your phone.

Simples!

Les Albert

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Jan 30, 2022, 1:37:12 PMJan 30
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On Sat, 29 Jan 2022 19:27:37 -0600, Tim Wright <tlwri...@gmail.com>
wrote:
>On 1/29/2022 12:38 PM, Michael Trew wrote:

>> I've thought about that satellite radio thing, but I have a lot of cars,
>> and would need a portable option to move from vehicle to vehicle.  I'm
>> not paying for it, for just one car.-

>My wife has it for her car and I can log onto it on my phone anywhere I
>want. If a car has bluetooth, it works great from your phone.


I had satellite radio in my car that came as a free accessory for 3
months. I subscribed after the trial period and later bought a
satellite radio tuner that I connected to my stereo system at home,
this one, https://tinyurl.com/yc2m9sry

Satellite radio is great for the music I like but I discontinued
Sirius-XM after internet radios started to appear. Internet radio is
a free service, and you can tune in stations all around the world.
Internet radios can be free standing, and if you are into serious
sound you can connect most of them to stereo systems. I have this one
https://tinyurl.com/2nb68eja from Grace Digital and one from C. Crane
Audio.

Les


Michael Trew

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Jan 31, 2022, 1:31:22 PMJan 31
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On 1/30/2022 5:40, Kerr-Mudd, John wrote:
> On Sat, 29 Jan 2022 19:27:37 -0600
> Tim Wright<tlwri...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> On 1/29/2022 12:38 PM, Michael Trew wrote:
> []
>>>
>>> I've thought about that satellite radio thing, but I have a lot of cars,
>>> and would need a portable option to move from vehicle to vehicle. I'm
>>> not paying for it, for just one car.-
>
> It's terrible when that happens. Do radios cost more than cars these days? I'm so out of touch.

AFAIK, some people have been doing what I do for years. I live in Ohio,
no inspections or emissions testing. I drive $500 beaters in most
cases, and fetch many from Pennsylvania state that won't pass their
inspection. I might drive 3-4 cars per day on any given day.

Why? I dunno... I suppose it's fun, and I dig not having a car payment,
or worrying about parking lot dings on nice paint. Truck for hauling,
station wagon for hauling people, convertible for summer, compact car
for commuting, etc...

The radios in my car range from a modern AM/FM/USB only module, clean
back to a Radioshack AM/FM/8-track in my '68 Ford Galaxie. I'm surely
not buying a radio and subscription for each car.

>> My wife has it for her car and I can log onto it on my phone anywhere I
>> want. If a car has bluetooth, it works great from your phone.
>
> Simples!

Michael is a bit behind technologically. I don't have any kind of
cellular data, or bluetooth enabled car.

Michael Trew

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Jan 31, 2022, 1:33:21 PMJan 31
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Thanks! I don't have any kind of mobile data connection. I do like
free, so I usually stream music on Youtube or the like when I'm home.
My cars are far too old for the built-in satellite tuner.
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