CosmicKid

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  1. I will be unpinning this thread soon. Just want to say thank you for all your contributions. Every year I fear that surely people won't keep spending their money on this place, with Facebook and all the other free alternatives out there, and every year you prove me wrong in a big way. That's such a great feeling, so thank you! It means a lot to me personally, and of course it means that we will continue our services for another year! All right, that's it. Carry on!
  2. That is not Bruce. I'm afraid I can't remember who it is, but it's definitely not Bruce. It dates back to the early 90's, I think. At least, that's when I first heard it.
  3. I see Daisey's avatar just fine..
  4. It was probably still stored in your local browser cache. Anyway, you are the first to have your avatar back. I just uploaded it from my backup.
  5. As you may have noticed, we were offline again, but this time it was on purpose so the Invision support people could apply a permanent fix to the problems we have been having lately. I do believe they succeeded, but some profile pictures are missing. I can probably solve that within a few days, but you are also welcome to upload a new one to make my job easier ... Or the same one again if you'd like.
  6. Sorry about another interruption. Again, it took me a while to find out that something was wrong as I have been busy with other things. This was the second time within a few weeks that this particular problem occurred, and I believe both times it followed a minor upgrade. I don't know if it's connected to the more major issue we had in the last week, but I will look into it. But like most other people in the Western world, this is not a good time, so I apologize in advance for delays in solving things.
  7. All contributions are fine! Don't worry. And we did meet the target, but more donations are welcome. The more money we can collect now, the less we need to collect in a year.
  8. I forgot to say - but you may already have noticed - that I needed to use a backup from December 6, so we lost a couple of days' worth of posts and personal messages. Sorry about that.
  9. Looks like we are back. Sorry for the interruption. First thing I should say is that I'm not sure if we are on safe ground yet. The underlying problems that caused all of this may not have been solved yet, so be prepared that things could turn bad again. I don't have time to explain in more detail at the moment what's going on, but I will when I'm sure this has all been solved.
  10. Hello all! Another year is coming to an end. That means we have a bill to pay. Nothing in this world is free, and I'm afraid the hodgepodge of fun, knowledge, friendship, kindness, understanding, escapism, community, dog pictures, and warm fuzzy fan feeling we get here is no exception. >>> Skip my speech and go straight to donation page <<< Unlike any other social media you frequent, no one here is trying to sell you anything, or make money on the data you generate. Greasy Lake is a leftover from when the internet was only about connecting with the world, sharing knowledge and passions, and finding like-minded people. That's how we would like to remain. Nothing would be easier than putting ads all over the place and post sponsored articles. I receive offers almost every day for that kind of thing. But I never respond, because I know it's not necessary and that I'd sooner shut the place down than sell out. As usual, I wish I could just pay for it all myself and let you all frolic in the Lake and not worry about anything, but I still haven't won the lottery, so I do need your help. The good news is that if all the members who logged in so far this week made a donation, $3 would be all we needed from each of you. But since that's probably not realistic, some of us will have to pay a little more. In the past, we have received donations of anything from $5 to several hundred Dollars. Whatever you can spare is hugely appreciated. Especially this time of year when most people have lots of other expenses. So, please consider making a donation so that we can ensure our existence for another year. Surely, you will want this place to share your feelings about the new E Street Band album and tour that, hopefully, 2020 has in store for us. All the information you need for donating can be found on our donation page. Still, if you have any questions, feel free to post here or send me a PM and I will do my best to answer you. Thank you for being such an awesome community! DONATE
  11. It means love. Love is always appropriate! She never leaves the house without it. You can always write to greasylake@greasylake.org. Sorry again for all the distress. But I personally had a great time at the movies with my Bruce buddies. I'm sure that's a great comfort to you!
  12. Queen Peggy was only there in spirit as she is currently showing our presence in the North American section of our kingdom.
  13. Sorry about that. Not sure what happened. I just know that I didn't find out anything was wrong until this afternoon after work, because - believe it or not - no one contacted me about it for about eight hours, and I was personally busy at work and didn't check in. So, please, please, don't hold back if you want to report that something is not working. Use GL's main contact form or go through our Facebook page (which is where someone finally posted something). Anyway, it just so happened that this was the evening that I was going to see the Western Stars movie in Copenhagen, so there was absolutely nothing I could do until now when I've finally gotten home. And surely, you wouldn't want me to miss the Western Stars movie to go home and fix the Lake instead, right? Well, again, sorry about the problems. I'm still not sure what was wrong or how I fixed it, but I must have. All I know is that it was probably all Mikey's fault.
  14. One of the great mysteries of the world. I think even Bruce wonders. At least, on the Devils & Dust tour, on the few occasions that he pulled out the original slow version of "Real World", he muttered something about how it got away from him on the Human Touch album.
  15. The intro music to "Sundown" is among the best of any Bruce song. I love it. I like the song itself a lot, too, but it doesn't quite live up to the intro music.
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  17. Oh yeah, darling, bring on the night....

  18. Wow, I really have to work on my reputation around here.

  19. Look, I changed my avatar! I only had the old one for 12 years or so.