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  1. The whining thread

    Its all about adapting. Here, this guys got it figured out:
  2. Gardening

    Some tomato and a pepper hardening off out back. They should be in the ground by now! And rounds 2 and 3. 2's start hardening tomorrow!
  3. Haha, perfect! Or at least an IOU for Pitman
  4. Sometimes I think that Axl saw that photo and then decided to call Slash.
  5. Interesting how Slash doesnt mention the stunt double who is in plenty of the solo scene. I remember listening to 97.7 hits fm, "Southern Ontario's Greatest Rock Station." Cool! It seems like there is a lot of Slash interviews from Canada during this period? Anyone know what Slash was doing in Ontario in this time? Was there simply many interviews done in a short time or was he based there for a bit?
  6. what's up with all these sex scandals?

    He didn't confess. And he's got a bull dog lawyer who indicated he will plead not guilty. I guess thats were the confusion came from.
  7. what's up with all these sex scandals?

    Okay, but for what its worth, I still dont understand why you call weinstein who denies the accusations and charges a "sexual criminal" when he hasn't been tried or found guilty? It seems like it is a contradiction? I think its cool that you can evolve with the info. I believe that every single person who is willing to be open to improving understanding will do just that and its so important. I hope more are like you. I think its important to note that "innocent until proven guilty" is a legal issue, a contract between individuals and the collective with the various levels of government who have courts. We as individuals have no social contract saying the same to one another. We need to be careful, responsible and thoughtful but the legal contract between citizens and the state is no sort of frame work for social interactions. Even within the legal contract look at Cosby; he wasnt convicted in first case and then he was in the second - clearly he was guilty the entire time. Its not a term that is intended to reflect reality. It is a vital safeguard in the criminal justice system, but it is only that. Maybe this is your view on Weinstein and I just didnt understand? That in his case there is simply too much evidence in the public sphere - including how he fled - and are therefore wiling to acknowledge his guilt?
  8. Why did Libertad flop so badly?

    For me as a fan I can say that She Builds Quick Machines wasnt the right single to get me excited. I didnt connect with the video either. So maybe the wrong single? Not a bad tune, though. I wasnt a huge fan of Last Fight as a single either, actually. To me it was both a reference to the past in that to my ears it harkened to the UYI tours Only Women Bleed Slash instrumental. And it also seemed self conscious about a look to the future with a modern-pop appeal. They seemed pulled in many directions. As if one could see Adam Levine on his way to Slash. Also a great tune, just for me not a captivating single. I like the song a lot more then this makes it seem, lol! I dont like the album as much as Contraband. I think its possible that both Weiland and Slash were already checking out by then. If not in creativity and quality of music, maybe in the promotion and general spirit? And maybe re-lapses and detoxing's had also spoiled the mood? I dunno. My theory has always been that they were trying to replicate the progression of Guns, with a hard rock debut followed by a more musically diverse and ambitious second album. And it just wasnt natural in this case. They forced themselves to go into some rather significantly new territory just because it worked once before, maybe. Classic sophomore slump though too, isnt it? They recorded 10 songs with Taylor and few songs each with many other singers for the debut. Plus a bunch with Izzy. Second album doesnt have the same luxury, even for a super group.
  9. what's up with all these sex scandals?

    Im not following your train of thought, unless perhaps it has evolved between your two posts? You wrote "Innocent, until proven before a court" And you emphasized it in bold with underline. But then in the second post you state as fact that Weinstein is a "sexual criminal." But Weinstein hasn't been tried.
  10. System of a Down

    Great performance! I have heard nothing but amazing things about their shows. My friend saw them and said the band were high-fifing one another and doing jumping fist pumps after someone would pull off a hard riff or epic vocal. Said that every single person in the arena was dancing the entire show. And it was in Canada! I dont flow them too closely lately but remember there being some animosity from the rest towards Serj about not being full time committed, but it seems like they've all come to terms?
  11. Gardening

    Still isn't showing for me, at least. A minute back some of Souls were showing the same box with question mark, but they are all back again. Not sure if its my computer?
  12. Are you a nostalgic person?

    In regards to the article in the OP, this quote came to mind: "Art is a selective re-creation of reality according to an artist’s metaphysical value-judgments. Man’s profound need of art lies in the fact that his cognitive faculty is conceptual, i.e., that he acquires knowledge by means of abstractions, and needs the power to bring his widest metaphysical abstractions into his immediate, perceptual awareness. Art fulfills this need: by means of a selective re-creation, it concretizes man’s fundamental view of himself and of existence. It tells man, in effect, which aspects of his experience are to be regarded as essential, significant, important. In this sense, art teaches man how to use his consciousness. It conditions or stylizes man’s consciousness by conveying to him a certain way of looking at existence" - Ayn Rand, The Romantic Manifesto If there is truth in this statement I guess that would really lend itself to why teenagers, who are looking for/building their identity and outlook would have a deep connection to art. Or as the article puts it "The years highlighted by the reminiscence bump coincide with “the emergence of a stable and enduring self.” The period between 12 and 22, in other words, is the time when you become you. It makes sense, then, that the memories that contribute to this process become uncommonly important throughout the rest of your life." It strikes me that the young self is using the conclusions and suggestions of the art to form identity, but also is mimicking the process of the works creation. The art-life cycle of imitation. The article also mentioned the effect music has on various parts of the brain and this brought to mind the development of the infant brain, where rhythm and melody help to build motor skills and speech also by activating parts of the brain. From Psychology Today: So if Rands theory of art is applicable to the teenage identity-forming stage in the developing young mind, it would perhaps make sense that the art form of music would remain the undeveloped brain's tool of choice?
  13. System of a Down

    I was really into them around the time that they put out Steal This Album. Mesmerize and Hypnotize kinda eluded me but I liked what I heard. Really wanna see them live! Serj's solo career hasn't really drawn me in and Scars on Broadway just sound like SOAD trying hard not to be SOAD, to my ears. Some good tracks but would be better and more natural as SOAD tracks, imo. So I wish they would just do SOAD full time and tour NA fully again.
  14. Gardening

    I cant see the picture. Theres a white box outline and in the very centre theres a tiny question mark. Im not sure how to fix? But as far as leaf roll; Ive only ever had leaf roll on tomatoes that were holding the fuzzy birth sacks of some pests. I wish I'd checked earlier as I had assumed it was just rolling due to environment and watering cycles not suiting the plants. I know it can be from White Flies, but I dont think thats what was rolled in my leaves as Japanese Beetles were an issue that year. As far as I understand the third possibility is a virus and I believe one is supposed to dig it out asap and destroy it, sadly. Hope its pests or that they're just being extra picky about conditions!
  15. Gardening

    Thats a great tip, thanks! Pruning second round of peppers today. Still feel anxious during pruning.