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    RIP Gambler

    Today he folded.
    I still call it The Jake.

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    But he went out with a good hand. Played it safe.
    Forum Cross Pollinator

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    He did psychedelic, not just country pop.


    Let's do some livin'
    After, we die

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    He did psychedelic, not just country pop.

    I don't remember the last powder day when this wasn't on the morning playlist. RIP
    I remember a bottomless freedom...

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    May he RIP.
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    Stumpy luv, Ren hate.

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    Another icon bites it, RIP

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    Why don't you go practice fallin' down? I'll be there in a minute.

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    'member Kenny Roger's Roasters? Was our dinner stop driving up to Vt. for powder days.

    RIP

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    Ruby, don't take your love to town.



    Ooof!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    He did psychedelic, not just country pop.
    TRG Version


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Striker View Post
    TRG Version

    I love that sequence ^^

    but it doesnt make me wana go bowling ... even if we could bowl

    the gambler, that song is a real metaphor for life
    Lee Lau - xxx-er is the laziest Asian canuck I know

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    Every gambler knows
    That the secret to survivin'
    Is knowin' what to throw away
    And knowin' what to keep
    'Cause every hand's a winner
    And every hand's a loser
    And the best that you can hope for is to die
    in your sleep

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    Promise me son not to do the things I've done; walk away from trouble if you can...

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    Not that he wrote it, but "The Factory" is his best song and a great one to listen to today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The AD View Post
    Promise me son not to do the things I've done; walk away from trouble if you can...
    Man, that song puts a lump in my throat every time. I grew up with Kenny Rogers in the background as my mom loved him. I've been going down memory lane on Spotify this afternoon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Striker View Post
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    Long before he was a “star” that was his big hit


    RIP. Kenny
    “Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously.”
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    He was also a consumate photographer.

    http://sportsandentertainmentnashvil...-photographer/

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    Damn.

    Let's do some livin'
    After, we die

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    I got married in India with all the ritual, pomp, and confusion that comes with that. Between the main ceremony and reception they have something called wedding games, which are silly little things like cracking wafers over each other that seem to be mostly descended from when they were marrying children off to each other. Most people have abandoned this part of the wedding, but my wife's grandma wouldn't hear of it.

    So we're sitting there surrounded by infinite old ladies and little kids being made to do various odd bonding activities when they tell me that I need to sing my wife a song. Now I'm sure that there are some traditional Indian nursery rhymes or something expected of the singer but damn if I knew them. So I freeze. Everyone is looking at me and for some reason the thing that pops into my head is:

    "On a warm Summer's evening, on a train bound for nowhere..."

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    Saw him live in 1978. Great performer.
    In order to properly convert this thread to a polyasshat thread to more fully enrage the liberal left frequenting here...... (insert latest democratic blunder of your choice).

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    Quote Originally Posted by MakersTeleMark View Post
    He was also a consumate photographer.

    http://sportsandentertainmentnashvil...-photographer/
    Those are great.
    I still call it The Jake.

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    All videos removed from YouTube.


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    I still call it The Jake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcusBrody View Post
    I got married in India with all the ritual, pomp, and confusion that comes with that.

    So we're sitting there surrounded by infinite old ladies and little kids being made to do various odd bonding activities when they tell me that I need to sing my wife a song. Now I'm sure that there are some traditional Indian nursery rhymes or something expected of the singer but damn if I knew them. So I freeze. Everyone is looking at me and for some reason the thing that pops into my head is:

    "On a warm Summer's evening, on a train bound for nowhere..."
    That’s a great story. I only hope they knew the rest and joined in.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BmillsSkier View Post
    Those are great.
    Agreed. I had no idea.

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