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Dark Angels Librarian with Book of Secrets






A Protoss colony world

 Mad Doc Grotsnik wrote:
Dear Old Mumsie Grotsnik.

Passed away this morning :(

All hail Mumsie Grotsnik.

ALL HAIL!

Very sorry to hear this, Doc. You have my sympathy and my prayers.

My armies (re-counted and updated on 1/27/19, including modeled wargear options):
Dark Angels: ~11200 | Space Marines (Blood Ravens and others): ~1300 | Space Wolves: ~3400
Inquisition: ~300 | Officio Assassinorum: ~500 | Imperial Knights: ~800 | Talons of the Emperor: ~500
Tau Empire: ~6200 | Chaos Space Marines (various legions): ~8100 | Death Guard: ~2800 | Chaos Daemons (all types): ~2100
Check out my P&M Blogs: ZergSmasher's P&M Blog | Imperial Knights blog | Total models painted in 2018: 134 | Total models painted in 2019: 47 | Current main painting project: Imperial Knight
 Mr_Rose wrote:
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Hossam Ramzy.

You might not have heard of him, but you heard his work and collaborations.
My wife and had the privileged of working with him, and his wife at the time, on a Arabic drumming workshop in the Detroit area. He was a nice fellow, had fun debating with him, and he always picked up the tab wherever we went. We always had an open door to come visit him whenever we wanted and occasionally would receive holiday cards from him. He also wasn't afraid to give approval or criticism of how dancers have used his songs. Luckily for us, he approved how we would use his songs an felt they best represented the feeling of them.

In Jazz circles he was known as Sultan of Swing.

It was Hossams version of Khosara that was sampled for Jay-Z's Big Pimpin



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hossam_Ramzy

He also worked with Led Zepplin on their MTV:Unplugged concert. He was the orchestra coordinator and leader.

While the wiki article says he is married to Serena, he is not anymore.

He was a very good percussionist, solid skills, and will be missed deeply in many communities.

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Southampton, UK

 Mad Doc Grotsnik wrote:
Dear Old Mumsie Grotsnik.

Passed away this morning :(

All hail Mumsie Grotsnik.

ALL HAIL!


HAIL MUMSIE!

Sorry to hear it fella.
   
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Quick-fingered Warlord Moderatus




United Kingdom

Cult musician Daniel Johnston dies - BBC

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Daniel Johnston, whose guileless, homemade recordings inspired dozens of musicians from Kurt Cobain to Lana Del Rey, has died at the age of 58.

The songwriter and artist "passed away of natural causes" at his home in Texas, said his family in a statement.

He was mourned online by those he inspired, including musician Beck and film star Elijah Wood, who called him "a gentle, beautiful treasure".

Producer Jack Antonoff praised the way Johnston had "shared fearlessly".

Born in California in 1961 and raised in West Virginia, Johnston became known as a songwriter after moving to Austin, Texas.

His reputation in the city grew after he started handing out cassette tapes of his no-frills home recordings to people in the street.

A cult figure on the local music scene, he gained wider exposure when MTV filmed a program on the Austin music scene in 1985 for its series The Cutting Edge.

Johnston's performance brought him almost overnight acclaim, and his early home recordings received a belated vinyl release on the indie label Homestead.

He was never an accomplished player, and his pinched, high tenor vocals ensured he would never be a mainstream star - but the aching emotional sincerity of songs Life In Vain and True Love Will Find You In The End, earned him a fiercely loyal fanbase.

Kurt Cobain once described him as "the best songwriter on earth," and famously wore one of Johnston's t-shirts to the 1992 MTV Awards.

Other musicians that have covered Johnston's songs include Pearl Jam, Tom Waits, Wilco, Death Cab for Cutie, Sufjan Stevens and Yo La Tengo.

In 2013, Lana Del Rey and rapper Mac Miller each contributed $10,000 to fund a short film about the singer, with Del Rey recording a version of his song about heartbreak, Some Things Last A Long Time for the soundtrack.

Johnston was also known as an artist and comic-book writer, and his magic marker cartoon drawings were an inspiration for The Simpsons' creator Matt Groening.

In 1993, he was asked to turn Jeremiah the Innocent, the alien frog featured on the cover of his album Hi, How Are You, into a mural in Austin.

In 2006, his artwork was featured in a major exhibition at New York's Whitney Museum of American Art.

Fans have been laying flowers at the foot of Johnston's mural following news of his death

But Johnston was plagued by mental health problems, including bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, that hindered his career and endangered his life - including one incident where he attempted to crash a plane being piloted by his father.

A harrowing documentary, The Devil and Daniel Johnston, released in 2005, showed how fragile he had become, while bringing his music and story to a new audience.

"It sure was embarrassing," Johnston reflected in an interview with the Austin Chronicle. "Every terrible dilemma, every fabled mistake. Nothing I can do about it now, though. I wish they'd added a laugh track to it, because it sure is funny".

Johnston's own musical output had slowed in recent years and, following a farewell tour in 2017, he was largely confined to the family home.

'Prolific output'
His brother, Dick Johnston, told the New York Times he had been treated for kidney issues shortly before his death.

"He was still productive, writing songs and drawing, and was just annoyed by his health more than anything," he said. "It was just one thing after another."

In a statement posted on Facebook, Johnston's family remembered him as "a friend to all".

"Although he struggled with mental health issues for much of his adult life, Daniel triumphed over his illness through his prolific output of art and songs.

"He inspired countless fans, artists, and songwriters with his message that no matter how dark the day that "the sun shines down on me" and "true love will find you in the end."

The singer-songwriter [pictured in his youth] was known for his unfiltered lyrics, which spoke of depression and unrequited love
As news of his death spread, fans laid flowers and cassettes at the foot of his mural in Austin, while musicians and fellow creators spoke of Johnston's impact on their life.

"There are not enough words I can say about the vitality of Daniel Johnston's musical spirit," said musician Zola Jesus. "He was a huge inspiration to me, to follow my creative impulses no matter how messy or simple."

Indie band Death Cab For Cutie, who covered Johnston's song Dream Scream, wrote that their "hearts were heavy".

"His unique songwriting voice, so pure and so direct, spoke to us deeply," they continued. "It is quite safe to say there will never be another like him and thankfully, his music will play on."

David Bowie's son, Duncan Jones, tweeted: "My dad introduced me to Daniel Johnston's music and at first I didn't know if it was meant as a joke or something else.

"But once I'd listened to a few songs, I heard the DNA of so many others' work. A unique and special human being. Rest peacefully, Daniel."

"Rest in peace... Living your broken dreams forever," added Avengers star Mark Ruffalo on Twitter. "Thank you for your art."

Johnston's family said plans for a memorial will be announced soon.
   
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OKC, Oklahoma

Singer/Songwriter Eddie Money, age 70.
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Of all the races of the universe the Squats have the longest memories and the shortest tempers. They are uncouth, unpredictably violent, and frequently drunk. Overall, I'm glad they're on our side!

Office of Naval Intelligence Research discovers 3 out of 4 sailors make up 75% of U.S. Navy.
"Madness is like gravity... All you need is a little push."

:Nilla Marines: 2500
:Marine "Scouts": 2500 (Systemically Quarantined, Unsupported, Abhuman, Truncated Soldiers)

"On one side of me stand my Homeworld, Stronghold and Brotherhood; On the other, my ancestors. I cannot behave otherwise than honorably."
 
   
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Beyond the Beltway

He finally used one of those tickets to paradise.

That song was the "theme" for one of my Junior High School dances.

Yes, I am that old. I enjoyed his music BITD.

 
   
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Upstate, New York

Ric Ocasek of The Cars.

Listened to a lot of his songs growing up.

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Ultramarines, 3rd Co. and friends, 12.5K+ Slowly growing 2Kish
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Muslpelheim

 Mad Doc Grotsnik wrote:
Dear Old Mumsie Grotsnik.

Passed away this morning :(

All hail Mumsie Grotsnik.

ALL HAIL!


All hail the fair and eternal maiden Mumsie! May the allfather greet her well
   
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OKC, Oklahoma

Been a bad few days for Celebs. Some major, some minor, but still.

Cokie Roberts is the latest I have seen.

Of all the races of the universe the Squats have the longest memories and the shortest tempers. They are uncouth, unpredictably violent, and frequently drunk. Overall, I'm glad they're on our side!

Office of Naval Intelligence Research discovers 3 out of 4 sailors make up 75% of U.S. Navy.
"Madness is like gravity... All you need is a little push."

:Nilla Marines: 2500
:Marine "Scouts": 2500 (Systemically Quarantined, Unsupported, Abhuman, Truncated Soldiers)

"On one side of me stand my Homeworld, Stronghold and Brotherhood; On the other, my ancestors. I cannot behave otherwise than honorably."
 
   
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A Protoss colony world

Apparently Aron Eisenberg, who played Nog on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, has passed today at the age of 50.

A sad day for Trekkies everywhere. RIP to Mr. Eisenberg, and condolences to his surviving family.

My armies (re-counted and updated on 1/27/19, including modeled wargear options):
Dark Angels: ~11200 | Space Marines (Blood Ravens and others): ~1300 | Space Wolves: ~3400
Inquisition: ~300 | Officio Assassinorum: ~500 | Imperial Knights: ~800 | Talons of the Emperor: ~500
Tau Empire: ~6200 | Chaos Space Marines (various legions): ~8100 | Death Guard: ~2800 | Chaos Daemons (all types): ~2100
Check out my P&M Blogs: ZergSmasher's P&M Blog | Imperial Knights blog | Total models painted in 2018: 134 | Total models painted in 2019: 47 | Current main painting project: Imperial Knight
 Mr_Rose wrote:
Who doesn’t love crazy mutant squawk-puppies? Eh? Nobody, that’s who.
 
   
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OKC, Oklahoma

 ZergSmasher wrote:
Apparently Aron Eisenberg, who played Nog on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, has passed today at the age of 50.

A sad day for Trekkies everywhere. RIP to Mr. Eisenberg, and condolences to his surviving family.


I believe it's Lieutenant Nog.
Fair Winds and Following Seas.



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No matter how you feel about Guy... Guy's Grocery Games is a fun show to watch.
Which is why it is sad to report that Carl "The Cuban" Ruiz has served his last dish. He went from "Triple D" to competing on "Triple G" to being a Judge there.
Carl "The Cuban" Ruiz has left the kitchen.

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Of all the races of the universe the Squats have the longest memories and the shortest tempers. They are uncouth, unpredictably violent, and frequently drunk. Overall, I'm glad they're on our side!

Office of Naval Intelligence Research discovers 3 out of 4 sailors make up 75% of U.S. Navy.
"Madness is like gravity... All you need is a little push."

:Nilla Marines: 2500
:Marine "Scouts": 2500 (Systemically Quarantined, Unsupported, Abhuman, Truncated Soldiers)

"On one side of me stand my Homeworld, Stronghold and Brotherhood; On the other, my ancestors. I cannot behave otherwise than honorably."
 
   
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Canterbury

https://www.altpress.com/news/sid-haig-dead/


RIP my Captain.



The poor man really has a stake in the country. The rich man hasn't; he can go away to New Guinea in a yacht. The poor have sometimes objected to being governed badly; the rich have always objected to being governed at all
We love our superheroes because they refuse to give up on us. We can analyze them out of existence, kill them, ban them, mock them, and still they return, patiently reminding us of who we are and what we wish we could be.
One reason a good humanities education is important for computer scientists is that a familiarity with Faust is useful for understanding how privacy policies work.
 
   
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Very sad news to hear of Aron Eisenberg's passing. His part in DS9 was certainly a highlight of the show.

Rest in peace, Aron.

Casual gamer, casual fun! 
   
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United Kingdom

Ginger Baker: Legendary Cream drummer dies aged 80 - BBC

Spoiler:
Ginger Baker, one of the most innovative and influential drummers in rock music, has died at the age of 80.

A co-founder of Cream, he also played with Blind Faith, Hawkwind and Fela Kuti in a long and varied career.

His style combined the lyricism of jazz with the crude power of rock. One critic said watching him was like witnessing "a human combine harvester".

But he was also a temperamental and argumentative figure, whose behaviour frequently led to on-stage punch-ups.

Baker continued to play around the world despite his failing health

Nicknamed Ginger for his flaming red hair, the musician was born Peter Edward Baker in Lewisham, south London, shortly before World War Two.

His bricklayer father was killed in action in 1943, and he was brought up in near poverty by his mother, step-father and aunt.

A troubled student, he joined a local gang in his teens and became involved in petty theft. When he tried to quit, gang-members attacked him with a razor.

'Natural time'

His early ambition was to ride in the Tour de France but he was forced to quit the sport when, aged 16, his bicycle got "caught up" with a taxi. Instead, he took up drumming.

"I was always banging on the desks at school," he recalled. "So all the kids kept saying, 'Go on, go and play the drums', and I just sat down and I could play.

"It's a gift from God. You've either got it or you haven't. And I've got it: time. Natural time."

He honed his craft in London's pubs and clubs

The strong legs he'd developed on long bike rides helped him play the double bass drum set-up he favoured and Baker soon talked his way into his first gig.

He played with jazz acts like Terry Lightfoot and Acker Bilk but his style - fragmented and aggressive, but articulate and insistent - was often an odd fit.

Instead, he gravitated towards London's burgeoning blues scene and, in 1962, joined Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated on the recommendation of Charlie Watts - who was leaving to join the Rolling Stones.

He gained early fame as a member of the Graham Bond Organisation alongside bassist Jack Bruce - but it was their partnership with Eric Clapton in Cream that made all three superstars.

One of rock's first "supergroups", they fused blues and psychedelia to dazzling effect on songs like Strange Brew, Sunshine of Your Love, Badge and I Feel Free. They sold more than 35 million albums and were awarded the world's first ever platinum disc for their LP Wheels of Fire.

Along with the Jimi Hendrix Experience, the band expanded the vocabulary of heavy rock, especially during their incendiary live shows, where the three musicians would stretch simple riffs into long, exploratory improvisations.

"It was as if something else had taken over," Baker once said of playing with Cream. "You're not conscious of playing. You're listening to this fantastic sound that you're a part of. And your part is just… happening. It was a gift, and we three had it in abundance."

But the volatility that fuelled their performances was rooted in animosity. Baker and Bruce's arguments were frequent and violent, even driving Clapton to tears on one occasion. Once, Baker attempted to end one of Bruce's solos by bouncing a stick off his snare drum, and into Bruce's head.

"So I grabbed my double bass," Bruce later recalled, "and demolished him and his kit."

The band eventually split after two years and four albums, with a farewell concert at London's Royal Albert Hall in 1968.

"Cream came and went almost in the blink of an eye, but left an indelible mark on rock music," wrote Colin Larkin in the Encyclopaedia of Popular Music.

Bands who built on their template included Deep Purple, Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin - not that Baker was impressed.

"I don't think Led Zeppelin filled the void that Cream left, but they made a lot of money," he told Forbes.

Following the band's demise, he teamed up with Clapton and Steve Winwood to form Blind Faith, followed by the ambitious 10-piece Air Force, which combined his interests in jazz and Afro-fusion.

While the musicianship was of a high standard, the eclectic mix of jazz, blues, African music and a surfeit of drums - there were three percussionists - was never going to inspire a mass following.

After one studio album and a live concert at the Royal Albert Hall, Air Force, undermined by personnel changes, finally crashed and burned.

The drug-related death of his friend, Jimi Hendrix, persuaded Baker it was time to leave the London music scene and get clean.

He left Britain to live in Nigeria, where he recorded with Fela Kuti and built his own recording studio. He helped Paul McCartney record the classic Wings' album Band On The Run, although their relationship soured over claims that he was never paid.

Financial problems of one sort or another dogged him throughout this period and he eventually lost control of his studio.

Away from music, he took up rally driving and, somewhat incongruously, developed a love of polo, building up a sizeable collection of ponies, despite his tendency to get injured.

"I've had a lot of falls which have wrecked my body," he told the Telegraph in 2013. "They had to take a piece of my hip bone out and screw it into my neck."

In the 1980s, he played with John Lydon's Public Image Ltd, while continuing to form and discard new bands that combined his African and Western musical influences, like African Force and Middle Passage.

While commercial success eluded him, his reputation, particularly with a new generation of drummers, remained high.

"His playing was revolutionary," said Neil Peart, drummer with the Canadian band Rush. "He set the bar for what rock drumming could be."

Cream were inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993, briefly reuniting to play three songs, then teamed up again in 2005 for a series of concerts in London and New York.

Almost inevitably, the performances ended with Baker and Bruce fighting on stage.

"It's a knife-edge thing for me and Ginger," Bruce said afterward. "Nowadays, we're happily co-existing in different continents... although I was thinking of asking him to move. He's still a bit too close."

Baker had, in fact, headed to South Africa, where he spent the reunion money buying polo ponies and funding a veterinary hospital.

In 2012, he became the subject of a hugely enjoyable documentary - Beware of Mr Baker - which illustrated how his jaw-dropping drumming was neither as wild nor as extraordinary as his personal life.

In the opening scene, the musician was seen attacking director Jay Bulger with a metal cane, declaring: "I'm going to put you in hospital." He later settled down to reflect, cantankerously, on the trail of broken bands, ex-wives and neglected children he'd left in his wake.

Contributors marvelled at his talent, but little else. "He influenced me as a drummer, but not as a person," recalled Free's Simon Kirke, who toured with Cream.

In later years, he was beset by ill health, breaking most of his ribs and subsequently being diagnosed with a degenerative spine condition and the onset of emphysema.

"God is punishing me for my past wickedness by keeping me alive and in as much pain as He can," he told Rolling Stone at the time.

The musician fought osteoarthritis to record his final album, Why?, in 2014. Two years later, he underwent open heart surgery and announced his retirement from touring.

"Just seen doctor… big shock… no more gigs for this old drummer... everything is off," he wrote on his official blog.

"Of all things I never thought it would be my heart."

Baker's death will see him feted as one of rock's most influential musicians, but he scoffed at such accolades, insisting: "Drummers are really nothing more than time-keepers."

He told Rhythm magazine: "It's the drummer's job to make the other guys sound good."
   
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OKC, Oklahoma

RIP Rip.

Rip Taylor

Of all the races of the universe the Squats have the longest memories and the shortest tempers. They are uncouth, unpredictably violent, and frequently drunk. Overall, I'm glad they're on our side!

Office of Naval Intelligence Research discovers 3 out of 4 sailors make up 75% of U.S. Navy.
"Madness is like gravity... All you need is a little push."

:Nilla Marines: 2500
:Marine "Scouts": 2500 (Systemically Quarantined, Unsupported, Abhuman, Truncated Soldiers)

"On one side of me stand my Homeworld, Stronghold and Brotherhood; On the other, my ancestors. I cannot behave otherwise than honorably."
 
   
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Dark Angels Librarian with Book of Secrets






A Protoss colony world

Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov, the first man to orbit the Earth and walk in space, has passed today at age 85.

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/oct/11/alexei-leonov-space-walk-human-death-cosmonaut-russia

My armies (re-counted and updated on 1/27/19, including modeled wargear options):
Dark Angels: ~11200 | Space Marines (Blood Ravens and others): ~1300 | Space Wolves: ~3400
Inquisition: ~300 | Officio Assassinorum: ~500 | Imperial Knights: ~800 | Talons of the Emperor: ~500
Tau Empire: ~6200 | Chaos Space Marines (various legions): ~8100 | Death Guard: ~2800 | Chaos Daemons (all types): ~2100
Check out my P&M Blogs: ZergSmasher's P&M Blog | Imperial Knights blog | Total models painted in 2018: 134 | Total models painted in 2019: 47 | Current main painting project: Imperial Knight
 Mr_Rose wrote:
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Norristown, PA

Just read that Robert Forster passed away last week. Always liked seeing him in stuff.

   
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 Necros wrote:
Just read that Robert Forster passed away last week. Always liked seeing him in stuff.


Favourites were Black Hole and The Big City. Sad news.

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Baltimore, Maryland

 Necros wrote:
Just read that Robert Forster passed away last week. Always liked seeing him in stuff.


Yep, The Vacuum Guy in Breaking Bad. Read about his death in a review of El Camino.

"Sometimes the only victory possible is to keep your opponent from winning." - The Emperor, from The Outcast Dead.
"Tell your gods we are coming for them, and that their realms will burn as ours did." -Thostos Bladestorm
 
   
 
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