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 Post subject: What a wonderful world it was
PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2004 3:37 pm 
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The incomparable Ray Charles has died. One hopes he gets decent mention in your respective papers. His death truly saddens me.<p>D.


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 Post subject: Re: What a wonderful world it was
PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2004 3:57 pm 
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I just read Dom's post, struck my hand to my heart and said, "Oh... god!"<p>This is indeed very sad.


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 Post subject: Re: What a wonderful world it was
PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2004 7:00 pm 
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<blockquote><font size="1" face="TImes, TimesNR, serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by Oeditpus Rex:
I just read Dom's post, struck my hand to my heart and said, "Oh... god!"<p>This is indeed very sad.<hr></blockquote><p>To quote Brother Ray, "Yes, indeed."


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 Post subject: Re: What a wonderful world it was
PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2004 10:09 pm 
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From the L.A. Times website: Music Icon Ray Charles Dies<p>Image<p>Looks like it hurt like hell.<p>[ June 10, 2004: Message edited by: Cootaboot ]<p>[ June 10, 2004: Message edited by: Cootaboot ]</p>


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 Post subject: Re: What a wonderful world it was
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<blockquote><font size="1" face="TImes, TimesNR, serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by DominEditrix:
The incomparable Ray Charles has died.<hr></blockquote><p>I feel a little callous for saying so -- not that it'll stop me, mind you -- but for me, coming on the heels of the multi-day Reagan funereal gala, Ray's departure is like a jolt of reality. Or maybe a kick in the booty. <p>Sure, there was show-biz in Ray's act. But more so than Hollywood or politics (or the marriage of the two), our music connects with our emotions. And music like Ray's does the dirty work in keeping us going day after goddamn day.<p>"Shake it shake it shake it shake it, baby!" Now there's a great communicator.


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<blockquote><font size="1" face="TImes, TimesNR, serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by DominEditrix:
The incomparable Ray Charles has died. One hopes he gets decent mention in your respective papers. His death truly saddens me.<p>D.<hr></blockquote><p>He got a nice 16" or so story and a 2x4 KR graphic in our paper ...<p>Gatekeeper<p>-30-


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 Post subject: Re: What a wonderful world it was
PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2004 2:53 am 
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As the wise man said, you only live but once, and when you're dead you're done, so let the good times roll.


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'course, the New York Times shot looks even more painful...<p>Image


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What you say?<p>Not to quibble, but it was Louis Armstrong who was known for "What a Wonderful World."


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It seems like a lot of the truly great die on the heels of the attention-getters. <p>It happened the same way with Princess Diana, then Mother Teresa. Diana did do good things, but it wasn't quite comparable.


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True. Diana never hung out with the Duvaliers or ran institutions that practiced forced conversion, to my knowledge.


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Hmm. Fair enough.


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<blockquote><font size="1" face="TImes, TimesNR, serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by JonScribe:
[b]What you say?<p>Not to quibble, but it was Louis Armstrong who was known for "What a Wonderful World."[/b]<hr></blockquote>I know, but it seemed an apropos description. The jazz and blues greats of my childhood are nearly all dead now, and the world is a little less wonderful for their absence.<p>D.


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