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Ron Kane: 1958-2017 [part 5]

Ron had an amazingly w-i-d-e range of musical tastes. Honestly, on a Venn Diagram, our tastes probably looked like this: I might like a much wider range of music now than I did at the age of 16, but Ron’s … Continue reading

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Ron Kane: 1958-2017 [part 4]

[continued from previous post] In 1990, our paradigm got shaken up when Ron moved from his home in Long Beach [whose address is the only other one besides my current and childhood home addresses, I have memorized from decades of … Continue reading

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Ron Kane: 1958-2017 [part 3]

[continued from previous post] Many were the bands I am now obsessed whose fandom of was all down to Ron’s predilection for “apple seeding” as he called it. Sometimes it did not even come from Ron directly. I seem to … Continue reading

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Ron Kane: 1958-2017 [part 2]

Ron was a guy I met due to the pleasures of meeting another long-standing friend of mine in 1985. Someone who did live in my city, so I quickly became fast friends with Mr. Brian Ware. Brian caught my classified … Continue reading

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Ron Kane: 1958-2017 [part 1]

Terrible news for me today. It was during lunch that I learned that Ron “The Man” Kane had died earlier this morning. I was all set to visit him for the last time tomorrow but it was not meant to … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 15]

Orchestral Manœuvres In The Dark – Dazzle Ships | 1983 – 4 [continued from previous post] Following the brilliant pop of “Telegraph,” the album snapped violently back into fragmentary sound collage with “This Is Helena.” This was surely one of … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 14]

Orchestral Manœuvres In The Dark – Dazzle Ships | 1983 – 4 [continued from previous post] After those first two tracks, anything could have happened here. So a line in the sand was definitely crossed when “ABC Auto Industry” began. … Continue reading

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