Saturday, December 24, 2016

Saturday Reads (Updated)

I have some cord trouble with my laptop, so I am limiting posting around here for the next couple of weeks. Money is very tight right now.

It ain't rocket science why the idiot white dudes (mostly it is the men) keep fucking themselves over again an again by voting the wrong way.

Decades of GOP brainwashing has convinced them the "wrong" people are getting "something for nothing," while the real wrong people--the rich--continue to pick these idiots' pockets.


Obituary: Status Quo guitarist Rick Parfitt, who recently left the band after nearly fifty years to pursue a solo career, has unfortunately died from complications of a shoulder injury.

The band was around for decades and had a quite a few hits, but none as massive as 1968's "Pictures of Matchstick Men" from their first album. It was a classic, let me tell you:

Turn the sound up, way, way up. It is still great after all these years.


Parfitt was taken to hospital in Marbella, Spain, on Thursday evening due to complications arising from a pre-existing shoulder injury. He died there at lunchtime on Saturday, his manager and family said in a statement.

“We are truly devastated to have to announce that Status Quo guitarist Rick Parfitt has passed away at lunchtime today,” the statement said. “He died in hospital in Marbella, Spain, as a result of a severe infection, having been admitted to hospital on Thursday evening following complications to a shoulder injury incurred by a previous fall.

“This tragic news comes at a time when Rick was hugely looking forward to launching a solo career with an album and autobiography planned for 2017, following his departure from Status Quo’s touring activities on medical advice. He will be sorely missed by his family, friends, fellow band members, management, crew and his dedicated legion of fans from throughout the world, gained through 50 years of monumental success with Status Quo.”

He had many health problems in recent years, including several heart attacks, noting his lifestyle had finally caught up with him.

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