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Didn't See This One Coming (Another Unexpected Death)

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  • Started 2 years ago by toobfreak
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  1. toobfreak

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    J. Geils, of the J. Geils band, guitarist, has passed away at the age of 71! Attributed to natural causes.

    He was the author of several really big classic hits still played often today, left music for auto racing for a while, then came back to music in the '90's.

    To Master Po: Is it not being able to see that makes you tire of life?
    Master Po: No! It is being able to hear!
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    I know right?!

    And little Sir John and the nut brown bowl proved the strongest man at last
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    Takes me down memory lane.

    ". . . I am the master of my fate:
    I am the captain of my soul."
    - INVICTUS
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    Well crap! I was never a huge fan, but Centerfold and Freeze Frame were always fun songs to listen to and music videos to watch. And you can't mention 80's music without those songs being a part of it. May he rest in peace.

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    RIP. That is too bad. Back when Mtv played videos, Centerfold was always appreciated.
    71 isn't too bad for a musician.

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    Will his obituary be the centerfold of the paper? Definitely RIP.

    Ubi Ignis Est?
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    Dam! RIP

    Nowhere in the world will such a brotherly feeling of confidence be experienced as amongst those who sit together smoking their pipes
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    Sad. One of the best live bands I've ever seen. By the time Centerfold hit, they were already falling apart.
    My all time favorite J. Geils song. They opened for everybody in the last 70's! Ain't nothin like a J. Geils House Party! RIP.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBXAzVN7PYg

    Al

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    I remember catching a show in the mid 80's. That was the era of music that left every musician a little embarrassed in retrospect. But, J. Geils put on a great show. RIP

    Michael
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    That's too bad. They weren't exactly my kind of music in the 80's but their songs were pretty good.

    Hey 71 of natural causes is a lot better than 25 and drug overdose.

    "These are ghosts that are more at home in a girdle-filled drawer than one of my pipes." Quote by Neil Archer Roan on lakeland ghosts
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    I guess thats a sign your getting old when the musicians and bands you listened to are slowly dissapearing
    most of my favourites ar aroung the 70 mark now

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    These rock'n'rollers made their mark. Not good when they pass on relatively early, as with anyone. But they are fortunate in leaving behind work that will play into the future century.

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    I guess thats a sign your getting old when the musicians and bands you listened to are slowly dissapearing

    Or, when I am talking to another adult, and I use a quote by Johnny Carson and mention his name, and they ask, "who?"

    It's funny how people born at about the time I graduated college look like full grown people now.

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    Cosmic, when I get asked questions about the possible outcome of an investigation I'll often say, I'm not Carnac the Magnificent or the Amazing Kreskin. I can't tell you how many folks don't understand the references. I then normally scream "Get off my lawn!".

    Posted 2 years ago #

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