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September 26, 2017

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One of the things I'vee always liked about Clapton is he was incredibly good at knowing what not to play. Prince was an incredible musician, Zappa before him. I agree Knopler is also. Reznor was so much better than NIN showed.

Stop. I can list a lot of them. But to recognize Tom Petty, all the famous people of his generation wanted to play with him. Like everyone wants to do a duet with EmmyLou.

It can take a long time to learn what not to play, and to recognise when you've said enough

A truer word was never spoken. You are wise beyond your years, russell, no matter what their span.

Prince was showing off (is that what you meant, russell?)

I believe the technical term in this case is "lighting a fire under everybody's @ss". just a remarkable, incendiary performance.

You are wise beyond your years, russell

you are extremely kind. to the degree that this is anything like so, it's only because I ran out of ways to be stupid.

When I watched sapient's Prince et al clip, I looked at the young guy next to Tom Petty, and thought, "Who is that?", shortly followed by "Oh, it's George". It took me more than a few seconds to work out that this George was the young George, like in the Berlin years, and the other guys were all (sorry!) middle-aged. Presumably, it's George's son. An amazing resemblance. And yes, a wonderful thing to watch a bunch of great musicians having a blast, and a musical genius letting rip.

that's dhani harrison, george's son.

On the subject of riverboats and fancy restaurants:

Imagine a world in which everyone in the USA was paid about the same mean income. Average annual wages are a little over $60,000, so there would be enough to allow some spending on luxuries. Some people would choose to spend money on a larger house, some on fine dining, some on riverboat trips, some on enjoying jazz music...

My point is that income equality in the USA need not be the end of luxury goods. It just means that they go to the people who most appreciate them.

However, if everyone in the USA were paid the global mean income, something like $3000, things would look rather different (even after adjustment to purchasing power parity).

Proponents of income equality often seem to want it in one country only.

Harrison's son organized a tribute concert recently, called George Fest - lots of big name musicians playing George's music. interesting stuff.

most of it's on YouTube.

just to tie in with Tom Petty, here's a bit of it where they did a Wilbury's tune.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xP1k_kpfyEo


Calla Medig

if everyone in the USA were paid the global mean income, something like $3000, things would look rather different

not disputing your basic point, which I agree with.

but if everyone in the USA were looking at a cost of living something like the global mean, things would also look rather different.

personally, I'd settle for real estate prices at the national US mean.

personally, I'd settle for real estate prices at the national US mean.

There are definitely some folks who own huge tracks of (minimal usable) range land in Nevada who would be positively ecstatic at the prospect of selling their land at the national US mean price per acre! Ditto most of Utah, Wyoming, etc., etc.

cleek: just got in and got a chance to look at that GeorgeFest link - it's great, thanks for bringing the whole thing to our attention. I loved the first Wilburys album, what a treat. I'll look for more from that gig.

Those names make me feel so sad.

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