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« Reply #275 on: July 26, 2017, 01:47:37 PM »

My wife, who doesn't like war movies in general and usually likes movies to have some sort of romantic sub-plot, loved Dunkirk.  (A war movie with no romance.)  And yeah it was loud, but loud for effect.

A movie about a bunch of men who are trapped in France and you don't think there's any romance going on?
Wow, I'm very concerned for Benny.  Being able to mimic Myron Medcalf's writing so closely implies an oncoming case of dementia.

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« Reply #276 on: July 26, 2017, 06:47:15 PM »
A movie about a bunch of men who are trapped in France and you don't think there's any romance going on?

Wham bam, thanks man!

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« Reply #277 on: July 27, 2017, 11:55:32 AM »
Yes. Have power to the switches too, but can't even get the LEDs on the side of the switches to light up.  Tried switching up the wire positions too.
Do you know if the 3-way wire is all the way clear through any junction boxes?  That would probably screw it up along the way. 
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« Reply #278 on: July 27, 2017, 01:46:40 PM »
Do you know if the 3-way wire is all the way clear through any junction boxes?  That would probably screw it up along the way. 

Unlike conventional switches/dimmers, you need a neutral for these puppies, and most people mix up the travelers (3-way wires) with the neutral - that is if there's even a neutral in-wall.

GE makes a dimmer that doesn't require a neutral, but reviews are mixed.

I returned my Lutrons and went with Levitron z-waves instead.   Z-wave eliminates the need for a traveler, so if you don't have a neutral in the switch box, look for one in the other switch box and tie it to the traveler if there is... the 3-way is now a neutral and you can put your dummy switch anywhere.
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« Reply #279 on: July 27, 2017, 02:51:42 PM »
Jimi Hendrix is technically a one-hit wonder.

I would have guessed "Purple Haze" was the hit, but it was "All Along the Watchtower"
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« Reply #280 on: July 27, 2017, 02:59:17 PM »
Jimi Hendrix is technically a one-hit wonder.

I would have guessed "Purple Haze" was the hit, but it was "All Along the Watchtower"

So was The Grateful Dead.  Do you know what it was?
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« Reply #281 on: July 27, 2017, 03:03:35 PM »
So was The Grateful Dead.  Do you know what it was?

Actually I knew that one.  Touch of Grey.

My personal favorite on-hit wonder song is In a Big Country by Big Country.  Today.  Tomorrow it will probably be something else.
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« Reply #282 on: July 27, 2017, 03:06:08 PM »
Unlike conventional switches/dimmers, you need a neutral for these puppies, and most people mix up the travelers (3-way wires) with the neutral - that is if there's even a neutral in-wall.

GE makes a dimmer that doesn't require a neutral, but reviews are mixed.

I returned my Lutrons and went with Levitron z-waves instead.   Z-wave eliminates the need for a traveler, so if you don't have a neutral in the switch box, look for one in the other switch box and tie it to the traveler if there is... the 3-way is now a neutral and you can put your dummy switch anywhere.

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« Reply #283 on: July 27, 2017, 03:31:36 PM »
Scoop at its finest!!! 

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« Reply #284 on: July 27, 2017, 03:57:28 PM »
Jimi Hendrix is technically a one-hit wonder.

I would have guessed "Purple Haze" was the hit, but it was "All Along the Watchtower"


But back in the day, those classic rock dudes didn't really push singles.  Led Zeppelin had only one top 10 hit in the US.  Whole Lotta Love. 

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« Reply #285 on: July 27, 2017, 05:29:54 PM »
Chubby Checker reely originate da "twist," hey?
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« Reply #287 on: July 27, 2017, 09:08:33 PM »
Jimi Hendrix is technically a one-hit wonder.

I would have guessed "Purple Haze" was the hit, but it was "All Along the Watchtower"

An awesome song!

And although it isn't his writing, his performance of the Star Spangled Banner at Woodstock was incredible.

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« Reply #288 on: July 27, 2017, 09:47:19 PM »
There were a ton of one-hit wonders once upon a time.

"2525" by Zager & Evans.

"Red Rubber Ball" by Cyrcle.

"Horse with No Name" by America.

"Kung Fu Fighting" by Carl Douglas.

And so on and so on.

But I do get the earlier point. Hendrix and the Dead were iconic rockers, unlike any of the above.
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« Reply #289 on: July 27, 2017, 09:55:18 PM »
There were a ton of one-hit wonders once upon a time.

"2525" by Zager & Evans.

"Red Rubber Ball" by Cyrcle.

"Horse with No Name" by America.


America was hardly a one hit wonder.  They had seven top 10 hits from 1972-1982. 

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« Reply #290 on: July 27, 2017, 11:18:40 PM »
Dunkirk was solid, a bit hard to follow with that English accent.

But the previews for IT and the new Kingsman movie was pretty solid.

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« Reply #291 on: July 28, 2017, 12:20:18 AM »


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« Reply #292 on: July 28, 2017, 12:23:59 AM »
And although it isn't his writing, his performance of the Star Spangled Banner at Woodstock was incredible.

That was the last song played by ZMF as it went off the air. An appropriate selection.

Milwaukee's airwaves were never the same. Save for Ron Cuznor it was a dismal after ZMF died.


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« Reply #293 on: July 28, 2017, 07:50:20 AM »

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« Reply #294 on: July 28, 2017, 08:09:34 AM »
There were a ton of one-hit wonders once upon a time.

"2525" by Zager & Evans.

"Red Rubber Ball" by Cyrcle.

"Horse with No Name" by America.

"Kung Fu Fighting" by Carl Douglas.

And so on and so on.

But I do get the earlier point. Hendrix and the Dead were iconic rockers, unlike any of the above.

Actually saw the Cyrcle as an opening act - along with Bobby Hebb ("Sunny") - for the Beatles at the Chicago Amphitheater in 1966. They performed their 2 hits ("Red Rubber Ball" and "Turn Down Day") and then did a medley of Beach Boys songs. Pleasant voices, lightweight performers.

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« Reply #295 on: July 28, 2017, 09:00:32 AM »
That was the last song played by ZMF as it went off the air. An appropriate selection.

Milwaukee's airwaves were never the same. Save for Ron Cuznor it was a dismal after ZMF died.

Growing up in Menomonee Falls, I listened to ZMF in my high school days. It closed not long before I graduated.

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« Reply #296 on: July 28, 2017, 11:03:44 AM »
Parked across from my station this morning..... a minivan with Wisconsin plates and UW and ND stickers in the back window.    That person would have to go so far for me to not hold them in contempt.   
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« Reply #297 on: July 28, 2017, 11:09:59 AM »
That was the last song played by ZMF as it went off the air. An appropriate selection.

Milwaukee's airwaves were never the same. Save for Ron Cuznor it was a dismal after ZMF died.

They actually played Purple Haze after that. I have the last 24 hours ZMF broadcast on cd. I lived a mile from ZMF.

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« Reply #298 on: July 28, 2017, 11:50:27 AM »
Ugh. Disco Dead...

My favorite Dead year is 77 but having said that I love 80s Dead. When Brent came into the band it was a shot of life. That organ and his backup vocals brought a whole new sound. Granted 84-86 were the worst of Jerry's heroin days but otherwise the 80s rocked. Lots of great tunes coming outta those years. Big 90 and 91 guy too.

Again though, late 70s is my jam
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« Reply #299 on: July 28, 2017, 11:58:03 AM »
Ugh. Disco Dead...

Keefe, have you checked out Dead and Company? They're phenomenal. Best off shoot of the Dead IMO. I've seen most of the off shoots and I was at Fare Thee Well and while it was amazing, Dead and Company blows them out of the water (music wise, the scene at Fare Thee Well was top notch).

If you haven't seen them yet, do it. John Mayer absolutely slays on guitar. I'm not a fan of his solo stuff but he's proven that he's the right man for the job when it comes to Playing In The Band
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