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Postby saparris » Sat May 08, 2010 9:21 pm

I keep looking for the Big Bopper, but I can find him. All I ever see is a little pot-looking thing.
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Postby Stargzer » Sun May 09, 2010 5:13 am

The Big Dipper is BIG and usually bright, but if you're stuck in a city you may not see it. The Little Dipper is dimmer; all I can see from home, with Baltimore's light pollution to the North, is Polaris (the North Star or Pole Star, at the end of the handle) and the two stars at the end of the bowl. The two dipper handles curve opposite each other.

One can use the handle of the Big Dipper to find other stars. The mnemonic saying is "Follow the arc to Arcturus, then speed on to Spica and curve on to Corvus." Arcturus is in the constellation Bootes, the Herdsman, Spica is in Virgo, the Virgin, and Corvus is a constellation, the Crow, low in the South this time of year.
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Postby LukeJavan8 » Sun May 09, 2010 1:27 pm

I've never had trouble with the Hexagon, glad I learned
it that way, without the Winter Triangle. But perhaps
it is a way to teach children or students.
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Postby LukeJavan8 » Sun May 09, 2010 1:28 pm

saparris wrote:I keep looking for the Big Bopper, but I can find him. All I ever see is a little pot-looking thing.


Are you thinking of Billy Holliday (?) and his buddies
killed in 1959?
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Postby saparris » Sun May 09, 2010 2:29 pm

J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson (October 24, 1930 – February 3, 1959) wrote and recorded "Chantilly Lace" (Chantilly lace and pretty face and a pony tail hanging down....oh, baby, that's what I like").

He also wrote "Running Bear" (made famous by Johnny Preston) and "White Lightning" (recorded by George Jones).

He died at 28 in an airplane crash, along with Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens.
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Postby LukeJavan8 » Sun May 09, 2010 7:20 pm

Yeah, he's the one. How is he related to the Big Dipper??
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Postby saparris » Sun May 09, 2010 10:01 pm

Yeah, he's the one. How is he related to the Big Dipper??


I suppose you could say that they both are astral in their own ways.
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Postby LukeJavan8 » Mon May 10, 2010 11:44 am

So true.
It must be nice, however, to leave behind a musical
legacy. But that is a subject for another thread.
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Postby saparris » Mon May 10, 2010 12:23 pm

It must be nice, however, to leave behind a musical
legacy. But that is a subject for another thread.


Perhaps so. But "rock" music seems appropriate for a rupicoline thread.
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Postby LukeJavan8 » Mon May 10, 2010 12:35 pm

I suppose so, but never listen myself. But knowing how
"rocks" are thrown.........even by those who claim
to be "without sin".
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Postby skinem » Tue May 11, 2010 9:20 am

Fun interesting thread...from living among rocks to looking at distant glowing ones...feet on the ground and head in the stars.
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Postby LukeJavan8 » Tue May 11, 2010 11:52 am

Just goes to show how conversation can move around,
even if it is not allowed.
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Postby Perry » Thu May 13, 2010 3:46 pm

LukeJavan8 wrote:
saparris wrote:I keep looking for the Big Bopper, but I can find him. All I ever see is a little pot-looking thing.


Are you thinking of Billy Holliday (?) and his buddies
killed in 1959?


Buddy Holly! Billy Holiday died from intravenous drug use. He (Buddy Holly) was a rocker, she (Billy Holiday) was a jazz singer.
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Postby LukeJavan8 » Thu May 13, 2010 5:34 pm

Don't know where we got all confused. Must be a rare
form of Part-timers, or Some-timers, or Half-timers.
It was Buddy Holly to whom I was originally referring.
But not being a ROCK fan, except the rupicoline type,
I could not remember. Big Bopper was Buddy's buddy.
and the Big Dipper was the question in poing ( I think ).
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Postby saparris » Thu May 13, 2010 8:25 pm

Gee. I didn't know a rupicoline thread could be so nebulous.

Incidentally, I like the word rupicoline. Even with the fancy Latin suffix, it still sounds rockish (in a formal sort of way).
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