Integral, important, irreplacebale & founding members leaving a band – that’s my list for today. In several cases the remaing band members have been able to pick up, add a replacement musician/singer and continue but in some cases it’s never going to be the same. The 11 situations I am listing here are the one’s I think were the most devastating for me.
- Stephen Page leaving the Barenaked Ladies
- Jason Newstead leaving Metallica
- Sebastian Bach leaving Skid Row
- Jani Lane leaving Warrant
- Mike Turner leaving Our Lady Peace
- Don Felder leaving the Eagles
- Chris DeGarmo leaving Queensryche
- Ross Childress leaving Collective Soul
- Kevin Moore leaving Dream Theatre
- Paul Gilbert leaving Mr.Big
- Ronnie James Dio leaving Rainbow
Arsenal rested most of their big guns in view of the important mid-week match but still proved to be too good for Portsmouth and costed to victory.
Arsene Wenger made eight changes from the starting XI at Old Trafford, with the likes of captain Cesc Fabregas, Togo striker Emmanuel Adebayor and regular goalkeeper Manuel Almunia all rested.
However, the young Gunners, skippered by Andrey Arshavin who cannot play in Europe, again showed their potential as a brace from Nicklas Bendtner – his first after a blunder from England keeper David James – and a clinical second-half strike by Mexican Carlos Vela sealed a comfortable victory.
Arsenal need their top players healthy for the showdown with Manchester United. United lead 1-0 after the first leg held at Old Trafford.
The day so far…
- Woke up past 8:30 am with a stiff neck but a smile on my face
- Watched episodes 3, 5 & 6 of Star Trek : Voyager Season 1 (I am downloading the series)
- Had oatmeal & coffee for breakfast
- Spent most of the morning listening to music and a little lite Youtube watching
- Had a nice veggie lunch with just a couple of small fish fries
- Half asleep on my chair @ 3 pm, I stretched out on my bed by 3:15 pm to watch half a movie (Descent ) and an episode of the original Battlestar Galactica . Feeling nostalgic!
- Took a shower and feeling refreshed after a mug of coffee
- Going to watch some football
Don’t worry, I’m not going to do this for the rest of the days. I’ve just enjoyed my day off so much. Except for 3 calls from work that pissed me off. Ops is trying to be the pain in the ass that they always are. Otherwise, enjoyable!