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Re: “'Rock Box' Speakers Downtown Will Play 'Dark Side of the Moon' During Solar Eclipse

An eclectic soundtrack to the event may be found in the early 1970's Graham Bond and Diane Stewart project which yielded two albums -- "Holy Magick" and "We Put Our Magick on You" -- and were reissued decades later on one CD. Themes explored in their music can be found in Ginger Baker's Air Force setlist - the studio and touring band included Bond and Stewart - and chronicled in The Official Ginger Baker Bootleg Series through a 2-CD set -- "Ginger Baker's Air Force: Live In The Stadthalle Offenbach Germany 1970".

Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 08/21/2017 at 11:32 AM

Re: “19 Vintage Photos of Cleveland's Little Italy

First, I was being sarcastic about it being the "good old days" and yes, it happened. I saw it.

Posted by Squid on 08/20/2017 at 11:46 AM

Re: “With Final Approval, FirstEnergy to Continue Receiving More Than $600 Million in Subsidies

Corporate socialism -- with a comedic hint of capitalism to keep the masses mightily puzzled.

Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 08/20/2017 at 10:44 AM

Re: “Ronnie Dunn

I was blessed to have Dr. Dunn at Cleveland State as a professor. He is a highly-intelligent, honorable, compassionate man.

His students, and Cleveland State, are lucky to have him.

Joseph Malloy

Posted by Joseph Malloy on 08/20/2017 at 6:42 AM

Re: “Meet the Men Who Want to be Cleveland's Next Mayor

The picture presents the Cleveland Mayoral race as some sort of three-ring circus although only one ring is visible. Maybe it's Ring around the Rosie...a pocket full of posies {or in this case pansies}. Nah, that would require thinking.
Perhaps the shady looking character in the background to the left {author?} could shed some further light on this ridiculous portrayal. And {once again} this writer has to agree with the response from Mr. Brewer "the questions are immature and irrelevant to the duties performed by Cleveland's chief law enforcement and administrative officer." So why ask them? And worse...why answer them? Why do the remaining candidates follow the directions of a puppet master when they should be sidestepping this nonsense and providing a clear and concise plan to improve the quality of life for all Clevelanders? The lack of response by the incumbent and two other candidates further validates this point. Scene Magazine needs to start making a better effort at serious journalism and maybe by doing so will once again attract serious readers along with those just looking for a good time. As this is perhaps the most critical time to take the election of the next mayor as seriously as a heart attack Scene would do well to shift away from the belly and focus on the heart and mind of Cleveland.

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Posted by Joe Bialek 1 on 08/19/2017 at 7:00 PM

Re: “Weary Polensek Grills Council, But November Q Deal Referendum Unlikely

second verse...same as the first
This issue is the absurdity of absurdities. Let me get this straight: the
purpose of the Sin Tax is to gouge those who purchase alcohol and cigarettes
not because anyone is trying to discourage consumption but rather so the
County can use that money to pay for sports stadiums that do not produce
anything but a fleeting moment witnessing the passing of a football, the
dribbling of a basketball and the throwing of a baseball so that such a minute
tidbit of diversion can be enjoyed by all. The stupidity of this proposition is
enough to make your head spin even though the spin doctors advocating
passage of this nonsense are already doing a pretty good job of hypnotizing
the voters to actually consider supporting it. At least the Robber Barons
of the previous centuries provided something tangible such as oil, steel,
railroads etcetera. These team owners do not even provide one tangible thing
that could ever be considered with the term value added. Almost everyone
discusses this enterprise as though it is the same thing as industry {which
it is not}. The price of admission is essentially a voluntary tax paid by those
who can afford it to pay those who dont need it. If this isnt a transfer of
wealth I dont know what is.

The real outrage here is the fact that taxes on alcohol and cigarettes will
not be used to aid in the reduction of addiction {hence the reference to sin}
but rather to stuff the pockets of all three teams who could easily afford to
pay for the repairs themselves. The vote was rammed through the last time
{under somewhat suspicious circumstances} and hear we go again. But this
time...not so fast!!! We the voters of Cuyahoga County are going to fight the
proponents on this one and we don't care if the teams up and go somewhere
else {please see my views on entertainment below} because quite frankly there
are simply more important things than sports and the unearned money that
comes with it. Those in public office who are too stupid and lazy to find other
ways to grow a major American city need to resign and leave their self-seeking
political ambitions on the scrapheap of history. Dont ever let it be said that
this was time when the tide ran out on Cuyahoga County but rather was the
time when the voters rose up to welcome the rising tide of change and rebuked
this pathetic paradigm our previous elected leaders embraced.
Let the battle be joined.


And now to the real underlying issue at hand:


One of the most disturbing facts about our capitalist nation is the
misappropriation of funds directed to the salaries of entertainers.
Everyone should agree that the value an athlete, movie star, talk-show host,
team-owner, etcetera brings to the average citizen is very small. Granted,
they do offer a minuscule of diversion from our daily trials and
tribulations as did the jesters in the king's court during the middle ages.
But to allow these entertainers to horde such great amounts of wealth at the
expense of more benevolent societal programs is unacceptable.
They do not provide a product or a service so why are they rewarded as such?

Our society is also subjected to the "profound wisdom" of these people
because it equates wealth with influence. Perhaps a solution to this
problem and a alternative to defeated school levies, crumbling
infrastructures, as well as all the programs established to help feed,
clothe and shelter those who cannot help themselves would be to tax this
undeserved wealth. Entertainers could keep 1% of the gross earnings reaped
from their endeavor and 99% could be deposited into the public coffers.

The old ideas of the redistribution of wealth have failed, and it is time to
adapt to modern-day preferences. People put their money into entertainment
above everything else; isn't it time to tap that wealth? Does anyone think
this will reduce the quality of entertainment? It seems to me that when
entertainers received less income, the quality was much higher.

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Posted by Joe Bialek 1 on 08/19/2017 at 5:04 PM

Re: “Steely Dan's Donald Fagen to Revisit His Past With a Little Help From a New, Young Band

The New York Rock and Soul Revue was a memorable Donald Fagan project.

Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 08/19/2017 at 11:33 AM

Re: “The Cavaliers' New Uniforms Haven't Exactly Been Well-Received

Say hello to the Cleveland Wingfoots...or would that be Wingfeet?

Name change and total corporate shilling (as in selling out, not the British moolah) will follow the uniform change...right about the time the Indians become something equally as stupid, like the Spiders. And the Chief will go away and take his place in history, alongside the Confederate flag.

But just like the stars and Bars, you will see Cavs gear and Wahoo merch on the streets of Cleveland for many years to come. Old habits (like the nuns wear, not the customs) die hard.

Especially among the die-hards.

Chuckles the Clown

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Posted by Chuckles the Clown on 08/19/2017 at 5:53 AM

Re: “Steely Dan's Donald Fagen to Revisit His Past With a Little Help From a New, Young Band

Won't be home from the Great American Eclipse and Chaos Tour...too bad...
Donald Fagen is a joy to see onstage. Never been disappointed by Steely Dan..
The heavy-handed security and airport-style bullshit at the gates, yes...
The show itself? No way!.

Chuckles the Clown

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Posted by Chuckles the Clown on 08/18/2017 at 9:29 PM

Re: “MTV's Hit Series Catfish Comes to Cleveland

It is the ultimate Reality TV -- a goof being played by a bigger goof.....and both hope to build brand names by being nationally exposed as goofs.

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Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 08/18/2017 at 6:22 PM

Re: “The Cavaliers' New Uniforms Haven't Exactly Been Well-Received

The designer probably put the finishing touches on the hideous Browns uniforms.

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Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 08/18/2017 at 6:16 PM

Re: “Weary Polensek Grills Council, But November Q Deal Referendum Unlikely

Kevin Kelley may believe that he will be the prohibitive mayoral front-runner when Frank Jackson rides away on a dirt bike and into retirement, but he better do some heavy analysis of George Forbes....as George Voinovich was preparing to pave a path southbound to take his talents to the governor's office.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 08/18/2017 at 3:24 PM

Re: “Citing Charlottesville Violence, Group Backs Off Plans to Protest Confederate Flag Sales at Lorain County Fair

The song "Honest Men" by the Electric Light Orchestra Part Two has more meaning now than ever.

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Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 08/18/2017 at 9:41 AM

Re: “Here's What You Missed at Last Night's Packed Forum on Shaker Square's Future

SHAKER HEIGHTS NEEDS TO RECLAIM SHAKER SQUARE from Cleveland. AFTER MAYOR STOKES LEFT CLEVELAND THE SHAKER HEIGHTS BOUNDRY LINES SHOULD HAVE BEEN RETURNED TO THEIR ORIGINAL LOCATION.

Posted by LuvMyShaker9217 on 08/18/2017 at 9:02 AM

Re: “Cleveland Clinic Says 2018 Gala Won't Be at Mar-a-Lago

Cleveland Clinic said, "For us, this is more about raising money to help our clinical programs and patient care," a spokesperson told ABC News. "This is not a political statement by the Cleveland Clinic by any means."

Either liberals are celebrating a false victory, or the Clinic is lying fake news. So which is it?

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by BrianWilson on 08/18/2017 at 8:38 AM

Re: “Nickelback Concert at Blossom Suffers From a Lack of Musical Diversity

Who wrote this article? Your spelling, grammar and writing skills make you the nickelback of journalists!!!

Posted by Jason Yambor on 08/18/2017 at 8:20 AM

Re: “Citing Charlottesville Violence, Group Backs Off Plans to Protest Confederate Flag Sales at Lorain County Fair

Here's an idea: with all the money George Soros gives these protest groups, just buy up all the confederate items. It would take weeks to order in more stock.

1 like, 5 dislikes
Posted by Andrew Ulle on 08/18/2017 at 7:55 AM

Re: “Citing Charlottesville Violence, Group Backs Off Plans to Protest Confederate Flag Sales at Lorain County Fair

Are they saying that because we allow Confederate merchandise to be sold were white supremacists? Board President Brian Twining said to the newspaper.
-Yes, Brian, that's what we're saying.

6 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Big Dick Johnson on 08/18/2017 at 7:33 AM

Re: “Is the Football Team More Important than our Country? — The A to Z Podcast With Andre Knott and Zac Jackson

The NFL is a coast to coast Sunday religious service -- and Roger's pay-to-be-a-patriot charade is as fake as team owners crying poverty when it comes to their lust for new stadiums. Actually, the pre-kickoff song should be "Sister Ray" by the Velvet Underground: "I'm searching for my mainline", indeed.

Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 08/17/2017 at 7:40 PM

Re: “Cleveland Clinic Says 2018 Gala Won't Be at Mar-a-Lago

The Cleveland Clinic better brace for an upcoming Twitter rampage from the petulant man-child.....and a bevy of nasty verbiage on national talk shows from the surrogates who worship the cult of personality.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 08/17/2017 at 7:27 PM

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