"Fuck the Internet and everything it stands for, I'm outta here... later!"
OK, that was a little harsh... glad I got that out of my system. :-P
Seriously, I have an elderly parent whose health is declining, so i'm going to be offline for a while.
See you soon!
To Mark (a.k.a. "BoyInBOYCOTT") - you will always be an inspiration and a role-model to me & all you have touched along the long and winding (and sometimes treacherous) journey of life, even long after you have left this Earth, and it has been a GREAT joy & privilege to have felt your presence on the interwebs! Peace out, brother!!
This man was a legend in jazz bass... and I was a longtime fan of his, and Charlie Haden was a big influence on my playing as well. Sad to hear of his passing today. Let us remember the man and his music! Peace out, Charlie!
The top women’s race of the year, the Giro Rosa in Italy, finished up on Sunday, July 13, atop the iconic Madonna del Ghisallo – one of the most legendary climbs of all cycling – Stage 9 went once more to the great British climber & time-trialer (& a former ITT World Champion) Emma Pooley (Lotto Belisol). But the race overall this year was about the near-complete dominance of a single team – Rabobank Liv – and it’s leader – a living icon in herself, the Olympic & World Champion Marianne Vos, who with the help of such strong teammates as Pauline Ferrand-Prévot and Anna van der Breggen (who also finished 2nd & 3rd overall, respectively, completing a full GC-podium sweep for the Dutch team), survived the final 2 mountain-stages to claim her 3rd Giro victory.