Page 7 of 16 FirstFirst 12345678910111213141516 LastLast
Results 61 to 70 of 157

Thread: Before it was Rare Bear

  1. #61
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Seattle, Washington
    Posts
    1,984

    Default Re: Before it was Rare Bear

    Quote Originally Posted by BellCobraIV View Post
    and there wasn't any May Pang involved.
    That's funny, right there....as while I was reading your comment "#9 Dream" was playing on the radio in the background.
    Last edited by Big_Jim; 10-07-2021 at 07:25 AM.

  2. #62

    Default Re: Before it was Rare Bear

    Quote Originally Posted by wingman View Post
    " forces in the universe decided I needed to do things I didn't want to do "

    I really dislike those particular forces. I've encountered them a lot the last few years. It only gets worse as you get older.


    " John -- what was the timeline of all this? When did Lyle move the kit into the hangar? When was the fuselage more or less complete? When did Putnam get his hands on the engine and when was it actually hung on the airplane? "

    I'm still interested in this -- I've never seen such a timeline and I've always been blown away by how quickly this all came together -- broken(literally) stripped shell and trashed run out engine core to on the course at Reno.

    Did that first engine come to Lyle with any accessories and such? What did you do for carb, supercharger, fuel pumps and so on. The magnitude of what was done in that year is just amazing.

    When did you first meet Mel Gregoire?

    Neal
    Neal,
    Okay I am going to have to try to create that timeline, it will take me a little bit, I may have to make a couple of calls. So in the meantime I'm going to go back to the last couple of pictures I have not commented on yet and fill in that part of the story.

    Brad,
    It was May Pang's voice saying "John" and then in the second bridge saying "nhoJ" in #9 Dream. Good on ya for that eerie experience.
    John Slack

  3. #63
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    The Canadian Rockies
    Posts
    2,458

    Default Re: Before it was Rare Bear

    I had to Google "May Pang" to even begin to understand the reference. Does that mean I have to give up my membership in the Baby Boomer Trivia association?

    Neal

  4. #64
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    San Marcos, CA
    Posts
    1,257

    Default Re: Before it was Rare Bear

    Quote Originally Posted by wingman View Post
    I had to Google "May Pang" to even begin to understand the reference. Does that mean I have to give up my membership in the Baby Boomer Trivia association?

    Neal
    I'm right there with ya', Neal. Had no idea. But then...I was far too heavily involved with wrapping my head around "Battle of Evermore" and "In the Court of King Crimson."
    Owen Ashurst
    Performer Air Boss - Reno Air Races
    http://airbossone.com/

  5. #65
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    The Canadian Rockies
    Posts
    2,458

    Default Re: Before it was Rare Bear

    What? I've never heard of and don't understand those two either. There are clearly whole worlds out there that I just don't comprehend -- I think I'll just crawl back into my Photoshop and clarity filters and curves tools and color wheels and such easy stuff that I can understand.

    Maybe this is what I get for never having been on Facebook...

    Neal

  6. #66
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Pacific Northwest
    Posts
    8,526

    Default Re: Before it was Rare Bear

    Quote Originally Posted by wingman View Post
    Maybe this is what I get for never having been on Facebook...
    Be strong grashopper, you can resist the force of the farce....
    Wayne Sagar
    "Pusher of Electrons"

  7. #67
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    The Canadian Rockies
    Posts
    2,458

    Default Re: Before it was Rare Bear

    I just looked up That Evermore Zeppelin song, and I can see how a person could get sucked in. I don't remember much Zeppelin after Stairway to Heaven. When the Evermore song apparently happened I was otherwise engaged -- chasing nurses, avoiding personnel sergeants carrying orders to faroff places, and wondering about the young guys dying of strange tropical diseases on my watch in the hospital. I don't remember much music or music news during that time. Of course like many Baby Boomers there are other reasons why I don't remember a lot of that time, but better not to go there. The nurses sure were fun, though.

    That's my excuse for such ignorance, anyway. I forget that a bunch of you guys are 10 or 15 years younger than I am.

    Neal

  8. #68
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Pacific Northwest
    Posts
    8,526

    Default Re: Before it was Rare Bear

    Quote Originally Posted by AAFO_WSagar View Post
    Be strong grashopper, you can resist the force of the farce....
    Truly should have worded that...

    Be strong Obi-Wan, you can resist the force of the farce....
    Wayne Sagar
    "Pusher of Electrons"

  9. #69

    Default Re: Before it was Rare Bear

    Quote Originally Posted by wingman View Post
    I just looked up That Evermore Zeppelin song, and I can see how a person could get sucked in. I don't remember much Zeppelin after Stairway to Heaven. When the Evermore song apparently happened I was otherwise engaged -- chasing nurses, avoiding personnel sergeants carrying orders to faroff places, and wondering about the young guys dying of strange tropical diseases on my watch in the hospital. I don't remember much music or music news during that time. Of course like many Baby Boomers there are other reasons why I don't remember a lot of that time, but better not to go there. The nurses sure were fun, though.

    That's my excuse for such ignorance, anyway. I forget that a bunch of you guys are 10 or 15 years younger than I am.

    Neal
    Neal, Neal, Neal, how ironic you should say that after "Stairway to Heaven" you don't remember much Led Zeppelin, on the actually not named Led Zeppelin IV the fourth track is "Stairway to Heaven" following the third track which is the "Battle of Evermore." The Battle of Evermore was based on J.R.R. Tolkens "Lord of the Rings". Let me tell you if you had to keep up with my daughter and Brad playing music trivia you'd study as well. My daughter when she was twelve shredded a guy once with the facts when he said Yoko broke up the Beatles. Nope afraid not dude, read better history. (Not my comment to you
    , That was my comment to the 40+ year old guy that she shredded.)

    Now back to Air Racing....I promise.
    Last edited by BellCobraIV; 10-07-2021 at 09:47 PM.
    John Slack

  10. #70
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    The Canadian Rockies
    Posts
    2,458

    Default Re: Before it was Rare Bear

    I told you my memories of those days are a bit jumbled, and clearly not all quite in order. I guess I must have been listening to Stairway in Mill Valley and not in Ann Arbor -- 1973 and not 1968. It does all seem so long ago. I still don't remember that song.

    I agree -- back to Air Racing.

    Neal

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •