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Raising a Glass to the faithful departed.

peatbogger
Specialist Specialist
Posted on 19-03-2017 at 01:53 am
karloff wrote:

Chuck Berry is duck walking his way to the pearly gates at the grand old age of 90


I'll raise my glass of HP CS to the innovator. The King is dead, long live... Rock'n'Roll !

VaryingViewpoint
Expert Senior Senior Expert
Posted on 19-03-2017 at 04:41 am
peatbogger wrote:
karloff wrote:

Chuck Berry is duck walking his way to the pearly gates at the grand old age of 90


I'll raise my glass of HP CS to the innovator. The King is dead, long live... Rock'n'Roll !

A lot of childhood memories for me. Chuck Berry touched many generations over so many decades. I raise my glass to a true legend!

  Edited on 19-03-2017 at 04:43 am
One life... Drink it well
karloff
Specialist Specialist
Posted on 23-03-2017 at 00:03 am

Tonight I will raise a glass to the victims of Westminster, another attack by some cowardly bastard.

I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy. Tom Waits
karloff
Specialist Specialist
Posted on 17-04-2017 at 08:59 am

American actor Clifton James has died at the grand old age of 96. "Here's to you boy"

I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy. Tom Waits
Ganga
Expert Junior Junior Expert
Posted on 21-04-2017 at 04:44 am

Since it would be inappropriate to raise a glass to Aaron Hernandez (in any way) I shall raise some Talisker Storm to Germaine Mason who passed in a motorcycle accident.  

VaryingViewpoint
Expert Senior Senior Expert
Posted on 08-05-2017 at 03:52 am
To Don Rickles one of the all time greats passed away April 6, 2017 at 90 years of age. 

Nobody roasts like Don Rickles;

Don Rickles at the AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute to Clint Eastwood 3min https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRnDXBuslk4

Don Rickles Salutes Martin Scorsese at the AFI Life Achievement Award 3min https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RONkAEMduSc

Don Rickles at the AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute to Shirley MacLaine 3minhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TalN9N0QgFM

A short clip from one of my favourite movies; Kelly's Heroes - Maybe He's a Republican 1min https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kqw0Gz9GahM
  Edited on 08-05-2017 at 08:25 am
One life... Drink it well
karloff
Specialist Specialist
Posted on 11-05-2017 at 00:18 am

Michael Parks has died aged 77, a great actor, he is what I call a scene stealer. I will raise a bourbon to him tonight,very fitting I think. R.I.P

I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy. Tom Waits
karloff
Specialist Specialist
Posted on 12-05-2017 at 19:46 pm

Geoffrey Bayldon aka Catweazle and the Crowman from Worzel Gummidge will be fondly remembered by people on this site of a certain age, when I heard of his death I was actually shocked that he has been alive all those years. When I was a kid and a bloke lived on our estate who was skinny and scruffy looking, he would be called Catweazle by all the other kids. I will raise a glass of some concoction that Catweazle would be proud of.

I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy. Tom Waits
lincolnimp
Connoisseur Connoisseur
Posted on 12-05-2017 at 20:56 pm
karloff wrote:

Geoffrey Bayldon aka Catweazle and the Crowman from Worzel Gummidge will be fondly remembered by people on this site of a certain age, when I heard of his death I was actually shocked that he has been alive all those years. When I was a kid and a bloke lived on our estate who was skinny and scruffy looking, he would be called Catweazle by all the other kids. I will raise a glass of some concoction that Catweazle would be proud of.


Yeah spoke with the missus about that, when I was really young I remember watching this crazy man called Catweazle. Good innings.

praisethepasta
Expert Junior Junior Expert
Posted on 13-05-2017 at 07:39 am
lincolnimp wrote:
karloff wrote:

Geoffrey Bayldon aka Catweazle and the Crowman from Worzel Gummidge will be fondly remembered by people on this site of a certain age, when I heard of his death I was actually shocked that he has been alive all those years. When I was a kid and a bloke lived on our estate who was skinny and scruffy looking, he would be called Catweazle by all the other kids. I will raise a glass of some concoction that Catweazle would be proud of.


Yeah spoke with the missus about that, when I was really young I remember watching this crazy man called Catweazle. Good innings.



Eletrickity! I remember the old wizard being absolutely flabbergasted by the concept of electricity, 20th century magic... They Did a rerun of that show when I was a kid, somewhere in the late eighties. Loved it, probably was my introduction to the concept of the anti-hero. Catweazle was quite possibly the ultimate underdog!

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mrgood
Expert Junior Junior Expert
Posted on 18-05-2017 at 15:57 pm

Going to be raising a glass to Chris Cornell today.  Only 52.

What a shocker this one is.  Of all the early 90s bands to come out of the grunge movement Cornell was a frontman who seemed to have his head on straight (him and Eddie Vedder).  He wasn't drug free by any means back in those days, but he supposedly had been clean for quite some time.  I saw him live last year and he looked and sounded great.  That's not to say the cause wasn't an O.D. (I won't deny it's a possibility) but the coroners report will be interesting.

Andrew Wood (what a loss that one was), Kurt Cobain, Layne Staley, Scott Weiland, I guess you can throw Shannon Hoon in there too... and now Cornell joins them.  It seems like Eddie's the only one left!  ...and good ole Buzzo, I was waffling on seeing The Melvins in a couple months, but I think I have to now.

Say Hello 2 Heaven for us Chris.


  Edited on 18-05-2017 at 15:58 pm
Brave Jester
Expert Junior Junior Expert
Posted on 18-05-2017 at 19:52 pm

It is always sad when someone leaves us so young ...

Grunge is not my thing ( although my signature also comes from a song of a Seattle bases band! )but I love the Temple of Dog album which I purchased together with Ten of Pearl Jam.

I already raised my glass for Chris and not just any ... but a Bowmore Devil's Cask batch I as only the devil can have taken him away......
  Edited on 18-05-2017 at 19:59 pm
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mrgood
Expert Junior Junior Expert
Posted on 18-05-2017 at 22:46 pm

Brave Jester wrote:

Grunge is not my thing ( although my signature also comes from a song of a Seattle bases band....

ah yes, I recognized that lyric immediately.  It's funny that Queensrÿche were a Seattle band and peaked in the late-80s-early-90s and yet are so very very far from the grunge sound.  "Anybody Listening?" is a classic, one of my favourites from them.

(I've been spinning Temple of the Dog all day)

Ganga
Expert Junior Junior Expert
Posted on 19-05-2017 at 05:52 am

And here I thought I would be one of the few lifting a glass tonight.  It's almost as if we are lifting a glass to 90s Grunge too.

karloff
Specialist Specialist
Posted on 19-05-2017 at 11:08 am

R.I.P Chris Cornell, I raised a glass to him last night, I am not a fan of his music, but I am a music fan and I do acknowledge and appreciate who he was and how important he was, it makes it all more shocking now knowing he took his own life. 



I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy. Tom Waits
mrgood
Expert Junior Junior Expert
Posted on 19-05-2017 at 21:09 pm

karloff wrote:

R.I.P Chris Cornell, I raised a glass to him last night, I am not a fan of his music, but I am a music fan and I do acknowledge and appreciate who he was and how important he was, it makes it all more shocking now knowing he took his own life. 

His solo material might suit you better than his bands'.  It was quite different than what you've likely heard from him before, very acoustically oriented.  The show I attended last year was entirely an acoustic set.

The latest word is he had a lorazepam prescription, an anti-anxiety mediation.  I've heard terrible things about that stuff before (taking more than the recommended dose can warp your mindset entirely).  If the toxicology report ends up showing he took too much of it that day, then I'd call it more an accidental overdose than a suicide.   Supposedly that crap can really &%# you up.

  Edited on 19-05-2017 at 21:17 pm
karloff
Specialist Specialist
Posted on 19-05-2017 at 21:17 pm

mrgood wrote:

karloff wrote:

R.I.P Chris Cornell, I raised a glass to him last night, I am not a fan of his music, but I am a music fan and I do acknowledge and appreciate who he was and how important he was, it makes it all more shocking now knowing he took his own life. 

His solo material might suit you better than his bands'.  It was quite different than what you've likely heard from him before, very acoustically oriented.  The show I attended last year was entirely an acoustic set.

The latest word is he had a lorazepam prescription, an anti-anxiety mediation.  I've heard terrible things about that stuff before (taking more than the recommended dose can warp your mindset entirely).  If the toxicology report ends up showing he took too much of it that day, then I'd call it more an accidental overdose than a suicide.   Seriously that crap can really &%# you up.


Mrgood, I am sure he hung himself, might be wrong but that's what I heard.  



I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy. Tom Waits
mrgood
Expert Junior Junior Expert
Posted on 20-05-2017 at 00:29 am
karloff wrote:

mrgood wrote:

karloff wrote:

R.I.P Chris Cornell, I raised a glass to him last night, I am not a fan of his music, but I am a music fan and I do acknowledge and appreciate who he was and how important he was, it makes it all more shocking now knowing he took his own life. 

His solo material might suit you better than his bands'.  It was quite different than what you've likely heard from him before, very acoustically oriented.  The show I attended last year was entirely an acoustic set.

The latest word is he had a lorazepam prescription, an anti-anxiety mediation.  I've heard terrible things about that stuff before (taking more than the recommended dose can warp your mindset entirely).  If the toxicology report ends up showing he took too much of it that day, then I'd call it more an accidental overdose than a suicide.   Seriously that crap can really &%# you up.

Mrgood, I am sure he hung himself, might be wrong but that's what I heard.  


Sorry, I'll clarify.  Yes, he definitely did.  What I meant was that I would consider it more of an O.D. because too much lorazepam could be directly responsible for his actions.  One of the more frightening side effects of it is suicidal behaviour (I know, ironic for an anti-anxiety medication).  Scary stuff man, scary stuff.

karloff
Specialist Specialist
Posted on 23-05-2017 at 18:20 pm

Sir Roger Moore, I will raise a glass of vodka martini, shaken , not stirred. 





  Edited on 23-05-2017 at 18:21 pm
I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy. Tom Waits
Whisky Hamster
Member Senior Senior Member
Posted on 23-05-2017 at 22:26 pm
karloff wrote:

Sir Roger Moore, I will raise a glass of vodka martini, shaken , not stirred. 






So do I.

Oh Laphroaig, where art thou?
Dyno
Expert Senior Senior Expert
Posted on 24-05-2017 at 09:33 am

On Monday I raised a glass to Nicky Hayden. RIP champ!

Ganga
Expert Junior Junior Expert
Posted on 26-05-2017 at 05:51 am

yes, I know, I'm a little late.  RIP Saint/Bond.

VaryingViewpoint
Expert Senior Senior Expert
Posted on 27-05-2017 at 22:39 pm

I'll have a fine dram in honor of Gregg Allman this evening. The Classic Rock Legend Of The Allman Brothers Band passed away today http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/gregg-allman-classic-rock-legend-of-the-allman-brothers-band-dead-at-69_us_58ff7a45e4b0c46f078298f4?t7a&ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009


  Edited on 27-05-2017 at 22:39 pm
One life... Drink it well
Ganga
Expert Junior Junior Expert
Posted on 28-05-2017 at 01:35 am

yes, a glass of Laphroaig 10 batch 1 for the passing of Mr. Allman.

Ganga
Expert Junior Junior Expert
Posted on 28-05-2017 at 01:36 am

I also just noticed that Mr. Jim Bunning passed as well.  Hall of Fame baseball player and US politician.  I forgive him the latter for the former.

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