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View Diary: Overnight News Digest 12/21/2012 (20 comments)

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  •  I never knew his name, but 40+ years later (15+ / 0-)

    I can still hear his bass pounding out those distinctive opening chords to the song that look up a whole side of an LP.

    Lee Dorman, the bassist for psychedelic rock band Iron Butterfly, has died at age 70....

    Iron Butterfly was formed and rose to prominence in the late 1960s. Its second album, "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida," sold more than 30 million copies, according to the band's website. The title track's distinctive notes have been featured in numerous films and TV shows including "The Simpsons," ''That '70s Show" and in the series finale of "Rescue Me." CBS5

    Thanks for the OND!

    stay together / learn the flowers / go light - Gary Snyder

    by Mother Mags on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 09:51:04 PM PST

    •  iron butterfly keen popular with DJs too (8+ / 0-)

      Especially for the 18 minute cut da vida affording them a nice block of do what you want time. I knew a few all nite jocks then. There was often an unknown impromptu cast of colorful characters focused on a variety of different stimuli and additives providing extra entertainment to the in studio crowd. We've descended many thousands of feet since then and, character wise, there's alotta openings. OND is a bit of that shared night trippin mystery.

      clime parches on. terms: ocean rise, weather re-patterning, storm pathology, drout-famine, acceptance of nature.

      by renzo capetti on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 11:00:01 PM PST

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