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    Rudy Van Gelder

    If you've enjoyed almost any small-label jazz recording made between the early '50s and the '70s, you've enjoyed the "Van Gelder Sound." Engineer Rudy Van Gelder has died at the age of 91. R.I.P. RUDY VAN GELDER (1924-2016) Rudy Van Gelder, Audio Engineer Who Helped Define Sound of Jazz on...
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    Cuban Cigars

    I recently returned from a trip from one of those countries that permit the sale of Cuban cigars, i.e., any country other than the USA. I hereby invoke my right to remain silent regarding whether I purchased and smoked one (or more) of said cigars while outside of the USA. Assuming said cigars...
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    Worst Shave in Five Years

    I had to make a quick trip for work earlier this week--fly out one day, back the next. So to avoid having to check my bag, I packed my old Atra two-blade cartridge thing. The next morning, I used the fine DE techniques that have worked so well for the past five years. No irritation, the...
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    The Great Southwest

    Here are a few from my recent trip. Whudayathink? The first one is from Antelope Canyon in Arizona, the second from Rainbow Bridge in Utah, both near Lake Powell.
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    Freddie Hubbard, RIP

    I just saw the sad news that trumpeter Freddie Hubbard has passed away at the age of 70. His generation of lions, once viewed as young, is going the way of Parker, Gillespie, Davis, and Blakey. The album that first made me crazy for modern jazz was The VSOP Quintet, a live recording with...
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    Good Service from English Shaving Company

    While changing blades on my 2006 B&B LE Razor, which is an Edwin Jagger Georgian, the center screw on the top piece snapped off.:frown: I sent an email to the source, The English Shaving Company on Sunday morning. They responded almost immediately. They requested a photo of the carnage, I...
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    RIP Mildred Loving

    Some of our younger members may find this hard to believe, but in 1967 (not so long ago) the Commonwealth of Virginia went to the Supreme Court to defend its law making it a felony for a white person to marry a black person. Fifteen other states had similar laws: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware...
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    Isn't Nature Wonderful?

    Do you think these scientists got it right, based on your personal experience? Why Beautiful Women Marry Less Attractive Men Jeanna Bryner LiveScience Staff Writer LiveScience.comThu Apr 10, 11:25 AM ET Women seeking a lifelong mate might do well to choose the guy a notch below them...
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    My story, and thank you

    After about 35 years of shaving with Gillette’s latest and greatest, I found that I was extremely unhappy, and often in pain. A little time on the internet (including this site) revealed that some intrepid time travelers were finding fulfillment with DE’s, brushes, and lubricants...
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    jazzman's Entry into the B&B Hall of Fame

    Please allow me to introduce myself: Username: jazzman What is your real name? Steve What are your nicknames/aliases? Where do you live? Washington, DC, suburbs What is your age (or) generation? 49 (no kidding) What are you in the real world? Lawyer What is...