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  1. 16 hours ago, dmway said:

    I - after many, many months - finally finished 1st in the Diamond League (i.e., the highest of their 10 leagues) for the week on Duolingo! 😊

    The highest I was ever able to finish was third (once in the Diamond League, once in a lower league that I can't remember). I even did it as a free member too; so, I beat out all the other free and paid members this past week as well. 😎

    I have to give a lot of credit to Duolingo - they make learning a new language very entertaining. (I do recommend the app to others wanting to learn a new language.)

    Congratulations! Thank you for studying my native language!

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  2. On 8/16/2020 at 3:25 PM, dmway said:

    This is more a beautiful thing to do during the pandemic, but Beck has joined forces with the NASA JPL (i.e., their Jet Propulsion Lab) to come up with a collaborative website that promotes both Beck's latest album "Hyperspace" (which is fantastic, by the way) and the JPL's rarely-seen images of all the members of our solar system and beyond (most have never been seen before by the general public). It is a very cool team effort. Check it out for yourself:

    http://hyperspace.beck.com/

     

    It's really nice!

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  3. On 8/14/2020 at 9:45 PM, dmway said:

    With a good chiropractic adjustment today, my back now feels completely normal again! 👍 

     

    I'd like to go to my chiropractor's too. Last time I went was beginning of last month (as you know, it's something I need very often). The virus has reached 10% of the town population. I can't leave home even for that.

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  4. 42 minutes ago, Manohlive said:

    I had a Covid scare yesterday.  I woke up very sick with a fever.  I called my doctor's office.  Within 30 minutes, my call was returned.  A little over an hour later, I was tested.  6 hours after that,. the test results came back as negative and were in my online medical chart I use.  I feel very fortunate that it was negative.  I also feel fortunate I was able to get such a quick response and even faster results.

    Anyhow, I'm sick but it's not Covid. My dog is being extra sweet.  She won't leave my side.  I'm not sure if it's to comfort me or if it's so she has an excuse to be extra naughty on the leash. (lots of baby bunnies this time of year by me)   I'll take it either way.  .Said bunnies are now seeking revenge by running all the way up the block(s) instead of dashing to the other side of the street when they see us coming. 

    I'm glad you don't have coronavirus.

    Something like that happened to me in April. It's scary.

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  5. On 2/22/2020 at 12:49 AM, dmway said:

    ...and I'm going to bump this because part 3 of our adventure is coming up soon, and I am hopeful that the next iOS update will fix the rotation problem so that reduced pictures from our past, present, and future can appear here looking as they should.

    Stay tuned...

     

    I'm sorry the pandemic got in our way!

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  6. 12 hours ago, dmway said:

    I don't think there is reason for any nervousness. Larry has been the most media-shy of the four for, really, their entire careers. When this was first announced, I knew that Larry would most likely participate the least. He's the least enamored of the four in doing anything with the media.

    Having said that, he will do his part. We'll just have to be patient. 🤷‍♂️

     

    Exactly. I think he's just being Larry.

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  7. 12 hours ago, dmway said:

    So, I wonder when the site will announce what will be occurring for our beloved guitarist's 59th birthday this Saturday. Surely it must be soon.

    I hope enough time has elapsed for the tech team to have cleaned up another show - having said that, if they haven't had the time/opportunity, that didn't prevent the Slane show going out as it did for Bono's birthday.

    In any case, I can't wait to see! 😎

     

    Me too!

     

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  8. 2 hours ago, dmway said:

     

     

     

    ...and now I can finally elaborate more as to why I felt truly blessed to be there - it would have been to difficult to write as we were watching the show.

    First, I felt blessed simply for being there during one of their most iconic shows, esp. pre-JT - it's right there with their US Festival, Red Rocks, and LiveAid shows as among their most significant. If you get a chance to see the full show (it exists in the expected places), it's worth it. For example, Bono singing along with The Police on "Invisible Sun" was one of the coolest moments of the show.

    I also felt blessed for how I was even able to get a ticket. The process for getting tickets for this show was done the old-fashioned way for in-demand shows: by mailing in your ticket request! The process was:

    1) you could only buy a block of 4 tickets - no single tickets, no pairs, no groups of 3. 4 tickets only.

    2) you also had to send in a check for the full payment in advance of the lottery. (If you won the lottery, you got 4 tickets which could have been anywhere in the stadium; if you lost, you were sent your check back.)

    So, to have gotten tickets at all for the show was a real stroke of luck. Strangely, I had an extra stroke of luck that I couldn't reasonably have expected.

    A friend of mine suggested getting tickets for the show. We were big U2 fans and we had other friends that were big U2 fans - so getting 4 people to go was no problem. We mailed in our request with the check and waited. However, sadly, we didn't win the lottery. That appeared to be that; we would just watch the show in TV like pretty much the rest of the planet.

    Then, a completely unexpected development happened. Someone else in our town also mailed in a request - he was fortunate enough to win! However, he had a problem - he didn't have three other people to go with him. He had two, but not anyone for the last ticket. This is now one of those moments where one feels like a certain event was destined to be. Now, this fellow and I went to the same high school, and he was a year behind me. To call each other "friends" would have been a massive exaggeration - we certainly knew one another, but we really were no more than acquaintances. He was a friend of my friends, without our being friends directly. Well, to make a long story short, somehow, someway he decided to ask me to go as the 4th member of his group! To say that this turn of events was unforeseeable would be a completely accurate statement. I could never have expected it.

    Well, he asked if I would like to go. My heart said "yes" immediately; however, I told him that I felt obligated to check with the three people that I was in a group with to see if it were ok with them if I went. Fortunately, they said "yes" and they were touched that I had thought to ask. Part of the reason I felt obligated to ask (in addition to politeness, that is) is that this guy was closer friends with one of the people in our group - they weren't close friends, but certainly closer than he and I were. But, they were good people too and were happy that I was going to be able to go. I had their blessing and off I went. Not only was it my first U2 show, it was my first time for The Police, Bryan Adams, Peter Gabriel, Lou Reed, Howard Jones, Jackson Browne, Miles Davis (!), Joni Mitchell, among many, many others (Pete Townshend solo was supposed to be there too, but he had to fly back home on short notice because his father was near passing).

    So, not only because this "A Conspiracy Of Hope" finale show just a great, great iconic show, but the circumstances behind my going were also beyond what could reasonably be expected to happen. Thank you, powers-that-be, for allowing me to go. It was a life-changing show.

     

    Very simple to explain what happened: You were meant to see that concert! Simple like that! And I'm very glad you were able to be there!

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  9. On 7/29/2020 at 3:40 AM, dmway said:

    Status update...

    There seems to be enough interest expressed both on-thread and off to suggest that this Saturday, August 1st, is a “go” for launch! 
     

    I suggest the following order for viewing:

    1) LiveAid songs

    2) “A Conspiracy Of Hope” show songs

    3) Milan Vertigo songs

     

    The first two (since they are both on the UF Deluxe edition DVD) we will do one after the other in relatively short order - if there is a consensus among the viewers at the time, we can have a small break between the two.

    We’ll have a somewhat longer break (i.e., 5 to 10 minutes) before beginning the Milan Vertigo songs. The three shows combined give us just about a full concert-length viewing experience.

    The starting time, of course, is the same as always. I’ll give a reminder of that time in large boldface (as is customary) soon.

    All are welcome - see you here and then! 😎

     

    Thank you for organising the view!

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