So, I'm Researching Paul O'Niell

I am in awe. My best friend who got me a job at Patchogue's Fabric Warehouse became the wizard behind the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. And I did not know that fact until he died at 61. High school, 1975. I'm 16 yo. He got me the job. I was the child of a poor Irish family subject to the economic vagaries of modern-day life.
We used to crab on the docks of Patchogue, and eat good crab and lobster on Sunday, thanks to my Dad, who knew how to crab.
I think what I am trying to say is that there are measures of quality of life that we like to keep in the green and not in the red, knock wood.
...and my friend when we were pizza-faces... I love you, man.

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Cool that you found this out about him. People often have unsuspected depths and reach heights at which we might never guess...

Figures that he'd have to pass that early, though, while such as the Bush Admin war criminals are still stalking the Earth and sucking the life-blood out of the public good.

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Psychopathy is not a political position, whether labeled 'conservatism', 'centrism' or 'left'.

A tin labeled 'coffee' may be a can of worms or pathology identified by a lack of empathy/willingness to harm others to achieve personal desires.

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It wouldn't do to discuss Paul O'Neill without including some of his music, methinks:

His most famous opus ever:

I love the humorous things -- and there are many of them -- that got tucked into that little video!

"A Mad Russian's Christmas":

"O Fortuna" (Carl Orff):

I'm glad we've got a "single handshake" to Paul O'Neill here on c99! And our world is much poorer now that he's gone......

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"Some members of the government are now investigating opioid pain killers but they are investigating the wrong thing. Despair-masking drugs are not the problem. Despair is."
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@thanatokephaloides

Thanks! The 2 last videos were 'not available' but the first was highly enjoyable and much appreciated.

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A tin labeled 'coffee' may be a can of worms or pathology identified by a lack of empathy/willingness to harm others to achieve personal desires.

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@Ellen North

The 2 last videos were 'not available' but the first was highly enjoyable and much appreciated.

You might want to "try 'em again"; I just got both with no problems.

Alternatively, Trans-Siberian Orchestra's official YouTube channel, from which I got the videos, is available here. The Satanic autoplaying tour commercial is the first video on the left; stop it like any other YouTube, and scroll down to the "Music Videos" section to access the goodies! Smile

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"Some members of the government are now investigating opioid pain killers but they are investigating the wrong thing. Despair-masking drugs are not the problem. Despair is."
-- featheredsprite

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Might be a copyright issue or some by-product of Harper having told Google to ensure that Canadians couldn't see certain unnamed things... also, my computer does a lot of weird things, especially when involving telling me that I'm not connected to the internet and often shutting down the connection/bringing up a 'limited - no access' sign after I've checked, sometimes several times, as it still shows that I am connected, on certain videos I've repeatedly tried to see on this site, so it might be something wacky to do with the infection that's corrupted my system.

My brother's going to take it home to re-load everything the next time he's in town, and leave me with an old lap-top that over-heats but will hopefully see me though, just don't know when...

Edited because missing an 'ing' seems to be my new thing. Who says you can't teach an old dog new and self-annoying tricks?

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Psychopathy is not a political position, whether labeled 'conservatism', 'centrism' or 'left'.

A tin labeled 'coffee' may be a can of worms or pathology identified by a lack of empathy/willingness to harm others to achieve personal desires.

not too long ago. I stumbled on this young Czech woman, Gabriela Gunčíková, on youtube. Amazing set of pipes. She eventually got picked up by TSO and sang for them on tour for awhile.

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I am just elated to know all of this! I want to share that joy now. I know I'm in and out on this site, but thanks.

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Bernie is a win-win.