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  1. I'm finally listening to Van Halen

    Probably since the first time since this this site re-launched in 2004.
    Should I listen to "Panama" or would it be a waste of time?
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  3. Protection for pussies and penises !!

    Quote Originally Posted by Blaze View Post
    Following trails and ballistic tests, BCB have designed these Blast Boxers using a special comfortable Aramid fabric, positioned around crucial zones of the groin. Light open structure mesh is used on the rest of the garment to help offset the weight and thermal load of the ballistic material.

    Groin, upper leg and body-cavity injuries

    Whilst current protective equipment, like body armour, offers excellent protection against bullets and fragments to a person's torso, the groin and upper leg are very exposed.

    The area of the groin and upper leg contains a lot of vulnerable soft tissue (the colon, bladder and genitalia) and if damaged can lead to serious, life-threatening and 'life-changing' injury.

    Updated 04-28-2011 at 04:16 PM by Blaze

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  4. Dave's sister to make a Van Halen Lullabye album

    Quote Originally Posted by Northern Girl View Post
    David Lee Roth’s Sister Creates Rockin’ Lullabyes
    Oct. 14 2010 - 9:28 pm | 208 views | 0 recommendations | 0 comments

    David Lee Roth, lead singer of Van Halen, used to be known as the only musical one in the Roth family. His sister, Lisa Roth, never really considered herself musically inclined. Ballet was as musical as shot got, until about three years ago.

    She was shopping for a baby gift, and couldn’t find anything she thought would be the perfect gift for her friend. She thought, “What if there was a gift that would benefit the parents and the child?”

    Music came to mind first, since at the time she was working for CMH Records, a label that focused on blue grass and classic country music.
    She thought it would be a great gift.

    “But most of the lullabyes out there, I wouldn’t think parents could relate to or enjoy hearing them over and over again. But their favorites songs, I figured they would.”

    So, she approached her boss, David Haerle about creating lullabyes based on a parent’s favorite singers and bands. Rock-A-Bye Baby features recognizable music from nearly 30 artists, from Metallica to the Rolling Stones. Even country stars such as Dolly Parton, Carrie Underwood, and Garth Brooks are featured.

    “It’s more for the parent than the child but it calms the child at the same time,” explains Roth.

    But it’s not an easy process taking a rock song and turning it into a lullabye. First, they have to license the music. Then they have to go through the music, note by note, and take it down a few notches to make each song suitable for baby. The songs have to be slowed down, but they don’t lose the recognizable melody. The reverb is cut down significantly. There are no vocals. No loud steel guitars. And no drums.

    Instead, they use the glockenspiel, the mellotron, bells, and wood instruments. Sometimes you’ll hear
  5. Happy Birthday, David Lee