06:24 - deadone Oh and do you buy CDs/LPs? I notice your collection is only 43 albums. Obviously it might not be up to date.
06:21 - deadone And sometimes I buy a song based on a casual listen or even a single song (e.g. Arsis A Celebration Of Guilt when it came out).
06:19 - deadone Fearmeister, I don't necessarily have a buy threshold. Occassionally I buy random CDs without ever having listened to the band (e.g. Warbringer or Switchblade). Doesn't happen as much these days due to lack of decent CD shop
05:35 - Fearmeister What I found interesting is that the people who think 10s are next to impossible have a buy-threshold of ~7.5, while the people who have no problem giving out 10s have a buy-threshold of ~8.5. Just a cool thing I noticed
05:24 - Fearmeister Yea, so you like 2 of the songs less. There are plenty of people who gave out 9s to albums where they liked 2 of the songs a bit less than the rest
05:20 - deadone It'd be a 9 if songs like Sacrifice or Heavens On Fire were better. It'd be a 10 if these were excellent. However despite it's score of 8, large chunks are still soul catching.
Sadly, we have to announce the passing of Jon Lord, former keyboard player of Deep Purple, who suffered a fatal pulmonary embolism today, Monday 16th of July, at the London Clinic, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.
Jonathan Douglas "Jon" Lord co-wrote many of the band's legendary songs including "Smoke On The Water" and played with many bands and musicians throughout his career, including Whitesnake, but he retired from Deep Purple in 2002. Lord was also a celebrated composer. Since retiring from Deep Purple, Lord released two classical albums: Durham Concerto (2008) and To Notice Such Things (2010).
This man was part of our history. Jon gave us great music, we shall never forgot his talent. Time never stands still. In a moment like this only thought I have is to take from life as much as you can. Dont wait, there is always your time.
This is sad news indeed. My thoughts are with his family and friends during this difficult time. I think Jon Lord was a pioneer with his incorporating of keyboards into hard rock music. I'll listen to some Deep Purple today and remember how good he was. He certainly entertained a lot of people with his wild keyboard playing.
I'm sad about this, but I guess that we should get used to it. Dio and him had been having health problems for quite a while, fortunately Iommi appears to have been spared for now.
Yes i think we should get used to this, all these legends of the past/present are getting very old and will continue to die off one by one over the next couple decades, and eventually none will be left from the early years of metal, We need to fully enjoy these musicians while we can. RIP John