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Love the musical angle this thread has turned.
I’m a pretty novice to meh level keyboard player.
But the pub I played at (open mic) the last few years I was in Chicago on Tuesday nights was hosted by an awesome dude, who is in probably the best local Pink Floyd tribute band called “Think Floyd.” The band is excellent, and he’s one of the best dudes around.

I grew up on classic rock. Doors, Zeppelin, Sabbath, Pink Floyd, Styx, Boston, Jethro Tull, ELP, Bowie, Foreigner, Triumph, Rush, The Who, Petty, Pretenders, AC/DC, The Police, The Guess Who…so many. Was even into some hair metal: Dokken, Scorpions, Lynch Mob, Poison, Motley Crue. Got into the grunge a bit in the 90s, and probably liked it even more after its time passed. Mother Love Bone, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Pumpkins, Screaming Trees.

It’s always great to check out something you’ve never listened to before. I remember my daughter having me check out a live video movie of My Chemical Romance playing Black Parade in Mexico. I’d never heard them before and I was blown away. It was like Green Day/Pink Floyd/Queen all wrapped into one. Fooking Magic.

If you dig The Turtles, you have to see the movie My Dinner with Jimi. It’s about them, and it’s a fun period piece.
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This thread has gone way off topic.
I like music and all, but these last several pages have had nothing to do with Caleb.
A new Era begins in the NFC North!

Happily, it finally involves the Bears.... :toast: :headbang: :transform: :jump:
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Interesting music thread, I'll put in my two cents. Or three.
Ark, I tried the personal DJ on spotify once, didn't like it as it was too AI for me. I'll usually pick an artist's "radio" and sometimes they'll have good selections.

Like Noots I grew up with classical rock. Once I got to the U of Ill, my musical horizons broadened starting with jazz/fusion and Return to Forever. From there the other genres included reggae, punk a little rap. I had the privilege of attending many concerts back in the 70's and 80's. I miss going to them now. I don't know how yutes today can afford them. Streaming is not the same as hearing it live in person. Back then we could get a ticket for someone like Rush or Uriah Heep for $15 or less and it'd be a great night of fun with your friends.

Rather than list my Mt Rushmore or music I listen to now, I'll list a top ten of concerts. A may be off by a year but they were over 40 years ago.

- Pink Floyd, Soldier Field '78. The played Animals straight through, took a break, then Wish You Were Here. I still remember the feeling of desperation on the last notes of Crazy Diamond, "that can't be all, PLAY MORE". An encore of Money, eh.

- Led Zeppelin, Chicago Stadium '77. Went to both opening and closing nights. When Page started out the first notes of Song Remains the Same you knew you were in for something special. Caught a Bulls game in between the shows and they left the speakers hanging in the rafters.

- Black Sabbath, International Amphitheater '76. Second row right in front of Geezer. I could see Iommi's fake fingertips. Extraordinary show.

- King Sunny Ade, pier in Manhattan '84. I could not understand what they were saying but the music was outstanding. Black Uhuru with Sly and Robbie opened up for them.

- Jazz at Watergate, DC '82. A jazz festival at the Watergate Hotel, where three ballrooms had concerts going on at the same time. Saw Benny Goodman, Modern Jazz Quartet, and others I can't remember.

- Dizzy Gillespie, club in Chicago '80. Legendary bebop trumpeter puffing his cheeks out. Towards the end of the second show Bill Cosby got on stage and sang Salt Peanuts. He tried a few jokes afterwards, not all that funny.

- Buddy Guy and Jr. Wells, Biddy Mulligans '80 and club in Manhattan '84. THE blues show to see. Other rock stars would go to see them.

- Sam and Dave, Navy Pier '77. The original blues brothers. Hot summer day on a crowded pier. Fun times.

- Dead Kennedys, CBGB's '84. Wow, the real deal. Did not get near the mosh pit, but did go into the famous bathroom there.

- Darrell Evans, small church outside of Charlotte '03. Finally got to see him live as I'd been listening to his albums for several years. He took requests towards the end, and I regret not giving one.

There are so many others I could mention but I'll stop here. Looking back it seems like it was my hobby back then, even though I don't play a musical instrument. I'm glad for all of the good times and surviving a few of them.
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The Marshall Plan wrote: Wed May 29, 2024 3:58 pm
Bears Whiskey Nut wrote: Wed May 29, 2024 12:05 pm

David Gilmour is a rock God.

Yes. They are the site band.

Animals is an unheralded work of genius.
Obviously there is no wrong answer when it comes to Pink Floyd, but the Pulse album, and this song in particular, is my top choice.

Pulse is definitely the concert I wish I had seen. Wish I had seen the Dead, can't believe I never did. Along with Tull when they were in Chicago in '71 or so, played Aqualung and then Thick as a Brick as the encore.

Best concert, by far, the one in which Floyd introduced Dark Side of the Moon. No radio time before so it was a fantastic surprise when they segued into it from 'One of These Days'. 7th row center seats for a (now) ridiculously inexpensive price. Saw Wish You Were Here in concert. Emerson, Lake, and Palmer playing Brain Salad Surgery at the bball arena at U of I in Champaign. Yes. Now it's old rock acts at a casino, the prices are reasonable and lots of good ones still touring.
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Can we please put the music in a thread that's not about out starting QB?
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HurricaneBear wrote: Sat Jun 01, 2024 8:05 am Can we please put the music in a thread that's not about out starting QB?
I can’t believe you beat HRS to this! But yes I agree
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dplank wrote: Sat Jun 01, 2024 8:40 am
HurricaneBear wrote: Sat Jun 01, 2024 8:05 am Can we please put the music in a thread that's not about out starting QB?
I can’t believe you beat HRS to this! But yes I agree
I can't take credit, @shadow was first. Just backing them up!
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HurricaneBear wrote: Sat Jun 01, 2024 9:31 am
dplank wrote: Sat Jun 01, 2024 8:40 am

I can’t believe you beat HRS to this! But yes I agree
I can't take credit, @shadow was first. Just backing them up!
In my defense I was talking predominately about Pink Floyd.

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dplank wrote: Fri May 31, 2024 11:19 am During the pandemic, my wife and I played vinyl every morning. One record of choice from each of us, every single day. It was a good way to start the day! I don't know why we stopped after the pandemic, but need to get back to that. I have a shit ton of vinyl.
"Played vinyl" every morning eh? Kinky!
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Sorry, wanted to have a little music fun but once again I'm late to the party.
I'd suggest closing this thread and starting a "Caleb Williams Signing/Contract Rumors" thread. He's a Bear now and after next week it will just be dead season until TC.
San Francisco has always been my favorite booing city. I don't mean the people boo louder or longer, but there is a very special intimacy. Music, that's what it is to me. One time in Kezar Stadium they gave me a standing boo.

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The Marshall Plan wrote: Thu May 30, 2024 10:25 am
Arkansasbear wrote: Thu May 30, 2024 9:42 am

I tend to have my workout list be music that sounds like the artist is angry with their mother.
Yeah there’s got to be some level of aggressiveness with the workout music.

My favorite combo is deadlifting to Meshuggah. I shit you not I’m convinced that Meshuggah adds 10 pounds to any lift that I do.

Give those guys a try. Especially Bleed.

Can't do country...can't do the death metal screaming shit. Tool served all of my lifting needs.
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spudbear wrote: Sat Jun 01, 2024 6:30 am Interesting music thread, I'll put in my two cents. Or three.
Ark, I tried the personal DJ on spotify once, didn't like it as it was too AI for me. I'll usually pick an artist's "radio" and sometimes they'll have good selections.

Like Noots I grew up with classical rock. Once I got to the U of Ill, my musical horizons broadened starting with jazz/fusion and Return to Forever. From there the other genres included reggae, punk a little rap. I had the privilege of attending many concerts back in the 70's and 80's. I miss going to them now. I don't know how yutes today can afford them. Streaming is not the same as hearing it live in person. Back then we could get a ticket for someone like Rush or Uriah Heep for $15 or less and it'd be a great night of fun with your friends.

Rather than list my Mt Rushmore or music I listen to now, I'll list a top ten of concerts. A may be off by a year but they were over 40 years ago.

- Pink Floyd, Soldier Field '78. The played Animals straight through, took a break, then Wish You Were Here. I still remember the feeling of desperation on the last notes of Crazy Diamond, "that can't be all, PLAY MORE". An encore of Money, eh.

- Led Zeppelin, Chicago Stadium '77. Went to both opening and closing nights. When Page started out the first notes of Song Remains the Same you knew you were in for something special. Caught a Bulls game in between the shows and they left the speakers hanging in the rafters.

- Black Sabbath, International Amphitheater '76. Second row right in front of Geezer. I could see Iommi's fake fingertips. Extraordinary show.

- King Sunny Ade, pier in Manhattan '84. I could not understand what they were saying but the music was outstanding. Black Uhuru with Sly and Robbie opened up for them.

- Jazz at Watergate, DC '82. A jazz festival at the Watergate Hotel, where three ballrooms had concerts going on at the same time. Saw Benny Goodman, Modern Jazz Quartet, and others I can't remember.

- Dizzy Gillespie, club in Chicago '80. Legendary bebop trumpeter puffing his cheeks out. Towards the end of the second show Bill Cosby got on stage and sang Salt Peanuts. He tried a few jokes afterwards, not all that funny.

- Buddy Guy and Jr. Wells, Biddy Mulligans '80 and club in Manhattan '84. THE blues show to see. Other rock stars would go to see them.

- Sam and Dave, Navy Pier '77. The original blues brothers. Hot summer day on a crowded pier. Fun times.

- Dead Kennedys, CBGB's '84. Wow, the real deal. Did not get near the mosh pit, but did go into the famous bathroom there.

- Darrell Evans, small church outside of Charlotte '03. Finally got to see him live as I'd been listening to his albums for several years. He took requests towards the end, and I regret not giving one.

There are so many others I could mention but I'll stop here. Looking back it seems like it was my hobby back then, even though I don't play a musical instrument. I'm glad for all of the good times and surviving a few of them.
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Bears Whiskey Nut wrote: Sat Jun 01, 2024 5:41 pm
The Marshall Plan wrote: Thu May 30, 2024 10:25 am

Yeah there’s got to be some level of aggressiveness with the workout music.

My favorite combo is deadlifting to Meshuggah. I shit you not I’m convinced that Meshuggah adds 10 pounds to any lift that I do.

Give those guys a try. Especially Bleed.

Can't do country...can't do the death metal screaming shit. Tool served all of my lifting needs.
Can’t lift to country but it fine on a run or bike ride.
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Bears Whiskey Nut wrote: Wed May 29, 2024 12:05 pm
The Marshall Plan wrote: Wed May 29, 2024 9:29 am

It’s like the one thing We as a Board unanimously agree upon.

Dare I say, Pink Floyd is the official band of this site?
David Gilmour is a rock God.

Yes. They are the site band.

Animals is an unheralded work of genius.
Animals was one of the albums I listened to on the front porch yesterday morning during Cigar Time.
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Stafford, Goff, and Stroud had good to very good '23 seasons. They were among the least sacked QBs in the league. Stafford was 3rd, Goff 4th, and Stroud 6th under center. It is hoped that getting Caleb used to playing under center as opposed to the shotgun which so many QBs use almost exclusively in college will bring benefits on being sacked, allow him more time to dissect defenses, and allow him to pull off more misdirection plays.
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I always thought that shotgun was the best way to buy extra time for the QB and avoid sacks?
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dplank wrote: Mon Jun 03, 2024 8:25 am I always thought that shotgun was the best way to buy extra time for the QB and avoid sacks?
It is. And against college defenses you don't need a whole lot of pre-snap mis-direction or play action, so you can run shotgun all the time. Defenses aren't shifting, bringing pressure from odd places, etc. In the pro game, the QB needs to be able to be able to run a drop back PA/RPO game that freezes linebackers and attempts to confuse DB's. That's a lot more difficult to do from the shotgun position.
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HurricaneBear wrote: Sat Jun 01, 2024 8:05 am Can we please put the music in a thread that's not about out starting QB?
I just think of the music talk as a commercial. We will get back to your regular scheduled programming when something happens.
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HurricaneBear wrote: Sat Jun 01, 2024 8:05 am Can we please put the music in a thread that's not about out starting QB?
It is annoying, yes, but considering where we're at in the offseason, I'll grant a temporary pardon.
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thunderspirit wrote: Thu May 30, 2024 7:40 pm
The Marshall Plan wrote: Thu May 30, 2024 5:27 pm

Wait....

There's someone who doesn't like The Turtles?
That's sacrilege!

Those are The Turtles I'm most familiar with not the Mutant Ninja variety.
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Given the amount of play action this offense is rumored to run I would think CW will be spending a fair amount of time under center.
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UOK wrote: Mon Jun 03, 2024 10:28 am
HurricaneBear wrote: Sat Jun 01, 2024 8:05 am Can we please put the music in a thread that's not about out starting QB?
It is annoying, yes, but considering where we're at in the offseason, I'll grant a temporary pardon.
No disrespect intended, but maybe this is some kind of Freudian Slip, Mr. UOK. ;)
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o-pus #40 in B major wrote: Mon Jun 03, 2024 11:34 am
UOK wrote: Mon Jun 03, 2024 10:28 am

It is annoying, yes, but considering where we're at in the offseason, I'll grant a temporary pardon.
No disrespect intended, but maybe this is some kind of Freudian Slip, Mr. UOK. ;)
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UOK wrote: Mon Jun 03, 2024 11:36 am
o-pus #40 in B major wrote: Mon Jun 03, 2024 11:34 am

No disrespect intended, but maybe this is some kind of Freudian Slip, Mr. UOK. ;)
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In all seriousness,, it's tricky for everybody to keep the political situation out of their discourse, even in a forum like this one. A "temporary pardon" might look right at home as part of a media headline these days. I can't feature that you would be writing political commentary on the side, but it's a loaded phrase, IMHO. I guess I'm thinking that you're only human.
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o-pus #40 in B major wrote: Mon Jun 03, 2024 11:46 am
UOK wrote: Mon Jun 03, 2024 11:36 am

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In all seriousness,, it's tricky for everybody to keep the political situation out of their discourse, even in a forum like this one. A "temporary pardon" might look right at home as part of a media headline these days.

I can't feature that you would be writing political commentary on the side, but it's a loaded phrase, IMHO. Just sayin'.
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This is officially my least favorite thread right now.
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wab wrote: Mon Jun 03, 2024 12:09 pm This is officially my least favorite thread right now.
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I heard a rumour Caleb Williams hates threads that go off topic.
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HisRoyalSweetness wrote: Mon Jun 03, 2024 1:19 pm I heard a rumour Caleb Williams hates threads that go off topic.
You're wrong. That was JF1...

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