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Algernon Moncrieff

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Two middle aged folks and a teenager (13) visit Minneapolis/St Paul

Other than M of A, what should they do?

Currently on the agenda: Paisley Park and Mill City Museum. What else?
Posted by Algernon Moncrieff | Tue Mar 21, 2017, 11:41 PM (27 replies)

The Rolling Stone top 100 Guitarists List

Link to the list

Eliot Rosewater posted for DUers to note the greatest guitarists. I thought I'd have some fun with that. Two years ago, Rolling Stone assembled a panel of alleged experts and compiled a list of the 100 greatest guitarists. They didn't say "of the Rock era" but it's clearly implied.

My theory is that these lists are designed to cause arguments -- otherwise, who'd talk about them? My mission to those willing to participate:

- Identify the glaring omissions
- Identify those who belong on the list, but are way too high or too low
- Identify those who don't belong on the list


IMHO

Glaring omission: Lowell George of Little Feat (there are many, many others)
Too high/low: Alex Lifeson is down near the bottom of the top 100 - I'd put him closer to the middle
Doesn't belong: John Lennon is a gifted songwriter and the Beatles were a great group - but he has no business in the top 100.
Posted by Algernon Moncrieff | Sun Mar 12, 2017, 12:28 PM (32 replies)

So it's 2017. Where are the unpublished JD Salinger works?

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2013/08/26/215734035/new-salinger-books-will-arrive-in-2015-authors-say

A stream of fiction and stories written by reclusive author J.D. Salinger will be published between 2015 and 2020, according to a new biography about the writer of The Catcher in the Rye, who died in 2010. Some of the books will reportedly revisit beloved Salinger characters such as Holden Caulfield.


That was four years ago. What is the holdup?
Posted by Algernon Moncrieff | Thu Mar 9, 2017, 09:38 PM (5 replies)
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