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2018-01-07 20:56 by Karl Denninger
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Breathe deep the gathering gloom
Watch lights fade from every room

Bedsitter people look back and lament
Another day's useless energy spent

Impassioned lovers wrestle as one;
Lonely man cries for love and has none

New mother picks up and suckles her son
Senior citizens wish they were young

Cold-hearted orb that rules the night
Removes the colours from our sight
Red is grey is yellow white
But we decide which is right

And which is an illusion

Rest in peace Ray Thomas.

One by one the men and women who made music I listened to in my youth fade away.....

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Nickdanger
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RIP -- they were one of my favorite groups back in the day.

The weather here was lousy today, so a friend and I watched a Beatles special about the 8 years they were together as a group that we recorded from PBS awhile back. Brought back a lot of memories.

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Ah yes, I remember it well.Days of Future past album/Moody Blues (Nights in White Satin). Always had it easy to get to on my 8 track about an hour before date had to be home. If that didn't work nothing would. More times than not it did the trick. God we had it good, short skirts, .25 gal gas, and truly no worries. We were so very lucky. We hit the "sweet spot" of the baby boomers and didn't even know it at the time. Any and everything was possible. One only needed to dream. RIP

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That led me directly to "Nights in White Satin", and then to "A Whiter Shade of Pale" followed by Neil Diamond's "America", ...

And I still don't know where it will come to a stop.

Thanks, Gen! And Rest in Peace, Ray!

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Indeed

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Today, I felt that the Moody Blues should be the soundtrack of the day as I convert the front drum brakes to disc on a 1965 Falcon Club Wagon. Vintage vehicles deserve a good soundtrack. The phone is always shut off when I'm in the shop. Last weekend, my '66 Mustang received similar treatment, with Beatles '65 and Rubber Soul.

We'll miss you, sir. Great talent, now gone ahead of us.

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Agreed.

They were far ahead of their time.

I still have all of their albums and a phonograph to play them on.


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Very disappointed that it took so long for the MB to get inducted into the Rock HoF. Same with Deep Purple. At least they are finally in. Thanks for the joy you gave to countless others through your gift of music. God bless.

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I was so sad to hear of Ray Thomas passing away. I immediately went to Youtube and played my favorite Ray Thomas composition, Legend of a Mind, quickly followed by Eternity Road. Of course, Nights in White Satin wouldn't have been complete without his flute solo.

It's funny how you never know how you're going to react when you hear of someone's passing. I shed a tear for Ray Thomas. Job well done. RIP

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"Nights in White Satin" was the first thing I learned how to play on the keyboard; I taught myself to play it by ear. Including Ray Thomas' flute solo.

Rest in peace, Ray Thomas. I hope you've now found the Lost Chord.

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