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christopher575
Just yesterday I was thinking about how I've reached the age where lots of artists I never got to see in concert when I was younger are starting to pop up for me to finally see. Book of Love and Donna Summer are recent examples. I also recently saw Duran Duran, and it wasn't my first one, but I honestly can't remember anything about that time, even though it was a huge stadium show with The Cranberries opening! With today's news about Pete Burns dying at age 57, I'm thankful to report that I not only saw Dead or Alive back in the '90s in Albuquerque, but that it was an excellent show that I remember a lot of. Burns was the type of performer who always seemed to be standing in the spotlight in front of a fan, even if neither were around. And I think Rip It Up is one of the best albums ever recorded. Are there many that are mixed from beginning to end like that?

I still think it's naive to view 2016 as an especially-tragic year. The world of celebrity and fame has grown larger each year and we've all become more immersed in it, and this year is probably going to be a good example of the new normal. I'd love to be proved wrong, though.

I just heard about Pete Burns right when I was getting ready to post about my otherwise-uneventful day.



I got to the pool a little bit late because I was seven minutes away from the end of the episode of LKTV I was listening to, and it made more sense to keep listening because those episodes are downloads from Patreon (instead of a regular podcast) and if I listen all the way through, I don't have to find the file in iTunes again later. It was still dark when I got there, and I'm surprised to see that the trees looked even more true to their real colors in this picture than they did to my naked eye.

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My swim was nice. The soundtrack was Lip Locked 363, which had some very solid tracks. Here's one I liked enough to track down using Shazam.



I could tell there was a pretty cool sunrise going on when I left even though I couldn't personally see it.

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And here's some scary Halloween decor. Pretty sad to see in front of a house with two young girls.

Scary Halloween decor


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I still think it's naive to view 2016 as an especially-tragic year. The world of celebrity and fame has grown larger each year and we've all become more immersed in it, and this year is probably going to be a good example of the new normal.

I think you are 100% correct about this. It's like how people think the world is going to pieces because there's a new tragedy in the news every day. No, it's always been that way. There have always been terrible things happening all over the place all the time; you just get to hear about ALL OF THEM in realtime now.

I never got to see Dead or Alive. I only have the Mad Bad & Dangerous to Know CD but I love it - solid from start to finish! I'm pretty sure they were scheduled to play Seattle in the 90s but they cancelled and never came back. :(

I've also been thinking that 2017 and beyond will continue with the celebrity deaths. Everyone from our childhood is getting old.

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