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    • Yeah, from memory at least one was underage as well. recall at the time that the band made the announcemnet taht "there were some things that they just counldn't forgive and move on from" or something like that. Created an intrigue to want to know what went on, sad to find out and left a bitter taste.
    • Um, yeah, lol Soz Josh Todd if you read this. Funny thing is Josh Caddy bears the same name as an AFL football player over here. Remember struggling to get info on what happened years ago, because I kept on getting hits on the footballer.
    • An interesting point there, one kind of not thought about much here. We all know how you guys are with your rights to everything. We are the same to a large degree - mini America if you like. But we are also far more open to iur liberties being taken away. Right now, in my state, Victoria, we can only leave the house for 4 reasons - medical attention, food, exercise and work. People are being stopped on the roads and turned around and sent home. Gatherings of more than 2 (TWO) people are subject to $1600 fines. Likely that fines are coming for those out and about for no reason, and the army is being prepared to be called into action. And this shit is working. Our graph is looking pretty good in Australia. Like pretty much every other country, other than a few - Singapore, Japan and Hong Kong, etc, the public have been critical of how everything has been handled. There is no easy way through this, and every countries leaders are learning on the fly and some are making better decisions in better ways than others, but there are a lot of people around complaining that actionw asn't taken earlier. Love to see ecidence of them saying this at the time. Hindsight is great. Chances are that this will be the downfall of Trump, and many other leaders, because traditionally these types of challenging events don't fare well for them. but every government will learn from this. It will be a templaye for how to handle this type of thing again if it happens. In China they still wear masks etc because of bird flu and sars etc Doubt anyone will easily travel outside their countries again this year.
    • I wasn’t actually that blown away on first listen to this album , thought it sounded decent enough though so I have had a couple more listens today and I am really liking it now Think Awakening is my favourite followed closely by Bright  , oblivion and Gravity  really nice find !    
    • The biggest problem is that we are fighting an invisible enemy that isn't subject to laws, regulations, or other restrictions... you can't simply "outlaw coronavirus" and it's done. It's spread cannot be legislated either, as the spread is controlled by group behavior, not that of individuals, and with all the reports of parties, people ignoring social distancing, the herd is not operating in its own best interests. People are still traveling on nonessential business, going to religious services, social gatherings, etc. That's why (thus far) the greatest success has come from countries who have implemented draconian enforcement and loss of liberties... things that we would never stand for in this country. It could very well be that marshall law is the most effective way to minimize the impact of the virus versus the polite requests for self-quarantine and shelter-in-place that we have... but if a government (state or federal) were to ever institute total lockdown, all hell would break loose here. We're just not adjusted to that thought; it's antithetical to our way of life... and it will likely protract the situation.
    • Doing the same.  You can drive your self nuts watching the news.   Here in the USA I'm absolutely in disbelief at how unprepared for this we were given the notice we had that this was out there and very likely coming our way.  I'm in New York State and it blows my mind that this state alone is well on it's way to passing China in cases when it's 19 million people versus 1.4 billion.  I'm not a political person at all and not gonna point fingers....But there is no doubt this was handled very poorly from the start and that even as laws finally got put into place people still ignored them thinking it wasn't a big deal.  We're clearly having a tough time with the whole social distancing concept.   Still a long road ahead as we only have about 3% of our cases recovered and new cases daily keep far outweighing recoveries.
    • It's best to stay away from all social media and mainstream media right now. They are both being driven by extremes at the two ends of the political spectrum. There is no middle ground, especially this being an election year in the U.S. Remember: The modern day media makes it's money by inducing clicks and reaction, so *EVERYTHING* is bigger or worse than the day before, no matter the situation. Their knobs go to 11 every day, all day long. They use inflammatory, hyperbolic language, e.g., "SKYROCKETING... from 15 to 17". On Fox News, the Trump administration can do no wrong, and on CNN, MSNBC, ABC, NBC, CBS, the Trump Administration can do no right. What I find I amusing is when Joe Biden or Andrew Cuomo make statements that agree with Trump, the same media sources will extol Biden and Cuomo as "stunning and brave" and rip Trump to shreds... for saying the exact... same... thing. It's all rage bait... and it makes it almost impossible to find where the truth is regarding the coronavirus, the medical tests and treatments, the economy... everything. It really is best to just hunker down, tune out the real world (if you can) and just listen to music.
    • Yep. I've had one or two days where I realised the only way forward was to avoid the news.  My girlfriend's also learned not to read the news just before trying to go to sleep. For a lot of us the really hard times not hit yet. Hospitals here in south Bavaria reaching limits so hard days coming up for those in the caring professions.  I really hope at the end of this the value of medical staff is finally respected.   
    • Here's two from "Soren Andersen - Guilty Pleasures". An album released last year that I missed. It's an instrumental album, which is fine, but it's such a shame these tracks aren't accompanied by vocals. Having said that, every now and then I'm in the mood for some instrumental stuff and this is top notch. The second track does borrow heavily from "Stormbringer" though.      
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