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Just a heads up that posting will be a bit light here on FITS over the next couple days … How come? Our founding editor Will Folks (a.k.a. Sic Willie) is heading to Charlotte, N.C. this afternoon to watch Pearl Jam perform live this evening (we hope to eventually post…

Just a heads up that posting will be a bit light here on FITS over the next couple days …

How come? Our founding editor Will Folks (a.k.a. Sic Willie) is heading to Charlotte, N.C. this afternoon to watch Pearl Jam perform live this evening (we hope to eventually post a review of that show similar to this 2009 review of U2’s 360 degrees tour).

The following morning (Thursday) Sic is traveling to the Upstate region of South Carolina to visit another free market school that’s actually meeting the needs of children here in the Palmetto State (in contrast to the money-hungry government-run system).

(For those of you who missed our last “Miracle Factory” segment, click here … for a bunch more of these schools, visit IndependentEd.org). 

Finally on Friday, Sic Willie’s entire family will travel to Lancaster, S.C. to pay its respects to the matriarch of his family -Aubrey Annette McLean Folks – who passed away earlier this week at the age of 100. On behalf of Sic and his entire family, we sincerely appreciate the many, many kind messages he’s received from friends over the last few days. He and his grandmother were kindred spirits who shared a very close bond – and she will be missed.

Anyway … we won’t be totally off the grid but don’t expect to see the regular deluge of content over the next couple days.

Unless of course it’s Sic’s always lively Twitter feed … 

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30 comments

Smirks October 30, 2013 at 2:51 pm

Sorry for your loss.

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Jackie Chiles October 30, 2013 at 2:53 pm

I never understood Pearl Jam’s appeal. Even as a child, I thought the band sucked. Same for U2.

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Neil Young October 30, 2013 at 3:21 pm

Your loss dude

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Will Folks aka Sic October 30, 2013 at 3:41 pm

well there you go … viva la marketplace

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MashPotato October 31, 2013 at 12:07 am

I’m not a fan of Pearl Jam or U2 either, but their live shows in their respective heydays must’ve been incredible.

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The Colonel October 31, 2013 at 2:01 am

U2 is doable but Pearl Jam, in fact the whole grunge thing, is enough to make you want to commit random acts of violence on yourself and others. I lived in Seattle when Pearl Jam and Nirvana were just making it – arrrgh.
Imagine Rockafellas full of loud, dirty, flannel shirt wearing, semi-talented musicians instead of Hootie and the Blow Fish or the Swimming Pool Qs or the 40 Watt Club in Athens without the B-52s – unthinkable.

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MashPotato October 31, 2013 at 8:51 am

That’s quite an indictment. You never enjoyed Soundgarden? Alice in Chains is my personal favorite from the era. Jerry Cantrell is one of the most underrated musicians. Their new album this year is great.

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The Colonel October 31, 2013 at 10:08 am

Sound Garden is even worse – I’ll admit that my musical taste is a little square by most standards but I saw the original Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rossington Collins, .38 Special, Atlanta Rythm Section, Molly Hatchet (by accident), Meat Loaf in concert – by the time Grunge came around, my musical taste had moved decidely western led by Buffet, Dwight, Strait, Mel others.

My IPod now includes everything from Sir Mix a Lot to Patsy Cline but there ain’t anything even remotely “Grunge” on it, the music is just to damn depressing. Like I really need to hear about “teen angst” – bitch I’m dealing with “middle age angst” and Amarillo by Morning, Big Butts, With This Ring or Gimme Three Steps helps me deal just fine.

TontoBubbaGoldstein November 1, 2013 at 7:18 am

…Swimming Pool Qs…

The Killer Whales, Tootie and the Jones, The Next Move, The Producers….

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The Colonel November 1, 2013 at 3:15 pm

You must be nearly as old as I am. The Producers, The Killer Whales – man what a time.

Original Good Old Boy November 1, 2013 at 9:34 am

Smells Like Teen Spirit never did much for me, so I was not quick to latch onto Nirvana, but when I started hearing songs like Come As You Are and Breed, they grew on me. Recently, I started listening to them again, and I believe they have aged very well — unlike most of their contemporaries. Love him or hate him, Kurt Cobain was a songwriting genius in my opinion.

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The Colonel November 1, 2013 at 3:19 pm

The actual lyrics to “smells like teen spirit”:

What is this song all about?
Can’t figure any lyrics out
How do the words to it go?
I wish you’d tell me, I don’t know
Don’t know, don’t know, don’t know, oh no
Don’t know, don’t know, don’t know

Now I’m mumblin’ and I’m screamin’
And I don’t know what I’m singin’
Crank the volume, ears are bleedin’
I still don’t know what I’m singin’
We’re so loud and incoherent
Boy this oughtta bug your parents
Yeah

It’s un-in-tel-ligible
I just can’t get it through my skull
It’s hard to bargle naudle zausz
With all these marbles in my mouth
Don’t know, don’t know, don’t know, oh no
Don’t know, don’t know, don’t know…

Well we don’t sound like Madonna
Here we are now, we’re Nirvana
Sing distinctly? We don’t wanna
Buy our album, we’re Nirvana
A garage band from Seattle
Well, it sure beats raising cattle
Yeah

Original Good Old Boy November 3, 2013 at 11:18 am

With all of Nirvana’s songs, the lyrics in the abstract don’t mean much. It’s the melody of the lyrcis that makes the song, not the words themselves. (But some of the words are poetic at times).

The Colonel November 3, 2013 at 12:27 pm

Just makes me depressed…

Original Good Old Boy November 1, 2013 at 9:32 am

You and I agree. I don’t necessarily think they “suck.” I just think they are bland and mediocre.

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CorruptionInColumbia October 30, 2013 at 3:02 pm

I’m sorry about your loss of your grandmother Will.

Have safe trips and we’ll look forward to your return.

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Just Kid'n October 30, 2013 at 3:19 pm

Certainly she would not want you to miss Pearl Jam on her account. Cool.

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Crooner October 30, 2013 at 3:50 pm

I thought there were some black guys in Pearl Jam? Of course, I only paid attention to the one that sang.

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Frank Pytel October 30, 2013 at 3:59 pm

Condolences to you and yours

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TontoBubbaGoldstein October 30, 2013 at 5:27 pm

Condolences for your loss.

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Fits is ONE person October 30, 2013 at 6:45 pm

“our founding editor” Geez. Save some space. Type “I”.

As in “I am heading to Charlotte, N.C. this afternoon to watch Pearl Jam perform live this evening”

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Sorry Will October 30, 2013 at 9:20 pm

And I’m very sorry for your loss. Sounds like Mrs. Folks was a wonderful person.
My apologies; I didn’t read the entire article.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein November 1, 2013 at 7:20 am

“our founding editor” Geez. Save some space. Type “I”.

Hater.

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JJEvans October 30, 2013 at 10:29 pm

I’m sorry for the loss of your grandmother. Not many people make it to 100, I’m sure she lived a great life. Enjoy the Pearl Jam concert.

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shifty henry October 31, 2013 at 10:35 am

Bless your family…………

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carrie October 31, 2013 at 12:27 pm

Sorry about the lost of your grandmother. It is remarkable that she lived to be 100 years old. Imagine what she had seen in all those years, wars, depression, autos, planes, anything electronic, changes in clothing styles, medical miracles, and so forth.

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anon. October 31, 2013 at 4:55 pm

Sorry about your Grandmother’s passing…

Don’t get indoctrinated with Eddie Vedder’s on stage LibTard comments…

http://www.infowars.com/eddie-vedder-stops-pearl-jam-concert-to-push-for-gun-control/

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Kurt November 1, 2013 at 8:10 am

Pearl Jam is not considered “grunge”…..

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The Colonel November 1, 2013 at 3:23 pm

From Wikipedia (must provide the appropriate citation so I’m not accused of plagiarism)

“The early grunge movement coalesced around Seattle independent record label Sub Pop in the late 1980s. Grunge became commercially successful in the first half of the 1990s, due mainly to the release of Nirvana’s Nevermind and Pearl Jam’s Ten. The success of these bands boosted the popularity of alternative rock and made grunge the most popular form of hard rock music at the time.[1] Although most grunge bands had disbanded or faded from view by the late 1990s, their influence continues to affect infect* modern rock music.

*I did make that one small correction…

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