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re: What American singer would you put on a level with Roy Orbison? - dimet
I concur with Sam Cooke...brilliant...I'd also add Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, and Kenny Rankin......
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re: I figured out why Texas High School students are "better" students - dimet
It's the no fail concept of high school graduation. I suggest you reference your school district's vision statement and note the goal for graduation rates...Here it is 95% by 2020. What the mission statement doesn't say is HOW those rates will be achieved. Several students will cram online/virtual c...
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re: "If LSU fires Les Miles, he will have a job at a major program the next day" - dimet
I have a great deal of respect for Coach Miles. I thought his time here was amazing. Was it time for the players to hear another voice? Yes...but to sit here and claim that his tenure here was anything less than stellar is selective ignorance. The climb to the apex and the subsequent decline from th...
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re: Dire Straits - dimet
Their last studio album has "The Planet of New Orleans" on it...great lyrics, great song, and Knopfler is just so good at what he does. Great storyteller. Creates such a perfect marriage between music and lyrics......
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re: Stephen Stills deserves more respect - dimet
Check out "Super Sessions" with Al Kooper, Michael Bloomfield...from '68...An incredible work by some truly gifted performers!...
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re: Why is being an a-hole of a parent frowned upon? - dimet
With choices comes consequences. I applaud your stance. Your child is learning who he/she wants to be and who he/she doesn't want to be. Give them the freedom they've earned and they will grasp what the world is about......
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re: Listening to early Elton John - dimet
The music is amazing...Paul Buckmasters orchestrations on his pre Yellow Brick Road days is so good! Tumbleweed Connection, Madman Across the Water, and Elton John has such musical depth! Blue Moves went back to that a bit but it was such a depressing listen as Bernie Taupin was in the throes of div...
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re: Restoring vs. Stripping material and rebuilding on an old home - dimet
Foundation, electrical, plumbing, and lead paint abatement are the costliest and certainly the most critical needs. That house has a soul...lots of stories. I just moved into a 95 year old house here and I've loved the progress and the process of renovation. Enjoy it, if you choose to go that path.....
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re: Self imposed sanctions are infuriating - dimet
Self imposed sanctions are the pre-emptive strike schools utilize hoping to prove to NCAA that "they've seen the light". The NCAA's rulings are capricious and painfully arbitrary. Ole Miss will be an example by the NCAA to prove their oversight ability. What would the result be if Saban, Meyer, Harb...
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re: PMAC Concerts - dimet
Saw Elton John in '74 at the height of his popularity. Paid 8.50 to watch Springsteen on The River Tour...It lasted 3:30 hours...He came back for Born in the USA...he played for 3:45 hours...Zeppelin came in '77, George Harrison came, Fleetwood Mac came...For the 60's generation, ask about Independe...
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re: Did LSU fans feel slighted when Paul Dietzel bolted for Army & later USCe? - dimet
Yes. He swore that he would never leave LSU. Talk to some of his former players about the loss they felt. He did have a very strong connection to Army from his time there with Red Blaik and they were going through an extremely difficult time at West Point with the academic scandal. West Point needed...
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re: Back to the gym next week. Need a workout plan - dimet
Think 6 sets per muscle group...chest, back, legs, arms, shoulders...Start at 12-15 per set...Use multiple lifts to achieve the 6 set threshold...also consider compound lifts...squats, hang cleans, LIGHT dead lifts, push press...that is a solid base workout that will prepare you for where you want t...
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re: Derek and the Dominos. How good were they? - dimet
The solo's by both DA and EC on "Have You Ever Loved a Woman" are amazing. I've read that Clapton was in the throes of his unrequited love for Patty Harrison and the pain is palpable in his playing. An incredible amalgam of talent in that group!...
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re: LSUNurse, loooking for answers for what can be wrong with my 2 year old - dimet
Look into his family history. Abuse, neglect, isolation can all lead to this behavior. This behavior may not be your normal but it seems to be your child's normal. Have him evaluated by a behavior therapist and see what the results are. I applaud you for your willingness to foster a child...brave, k...
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re: Why was Canada fired from NC State? - dimet
Debbie Yow, the AD at NCSU, needed to appease some of the powers that be. She told Doeren to fire Canada to achieve that goal. They had some slip ups and Jacobey Brissett had plateaued a bit but they had some serious injuries to their best RB's. Canada was on VACATION when he got the call. As a frie...
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re: Pitt Fan's Thoughts on Matt Canada (LSU related) - dimet
It was more of a personality conflict between Doren and Canada. NCSU had some personnel issues that Canada could not address even with Jacoby Brissette. As my friend said when he was hired by Pitt, 24 hours after being let go by NCSU, "He didn't stay fired long". ...
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re: Great Example of LSU Good Ole Boy Network Re: Stovall Firing - dimet
We keep forgetting that Coach Stovall was never the real choice for LSU football. He was this "stop gap" measure put in place by Paul Dietzel. He was never truly given any chance to succeed as in that time, assistant coaches were hired on 1 year contracts. All of his assistants until Coach Nix in '...
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re: fedora would be an absolute disaster at LSU - dimet
Fedora is a good coach. Is he that "walk on water", "sure thing" kinda guy...absolutely not. He's Mike Gundy with a beard. Offense will be the strong suit but his teams always find a way to lose 1-3 games a year without reason. They just get out played. He is not a home run hire......
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re: Goodnight H. Lawrence Fedora - dimet
David Cutcliffe is one of the few guys in college football who's seen it all...he's as smart and clever as they come on a football field. HS coaches here in NC love him as he comes into their office as one of them...no ego, no pretense...just a good, smart man. Would do wonders with major talent....
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re: 1982 LSU 20 Alabama 10 at Birmingham - dimet
Pete Jenkins was the DC by title only. Buddy Nix called the defenses......
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