This doc was all fake and baked, and he walked around with a little hand held digital recorder taking dictation all the time speaking with very big words, not really having a conversation with me, the patient, rather with his recorder and his hot nurse, but while examining me. Like I was a subject to be studied and talked about, but not talked to. It was pretty interesting. The stuff he prescribed me, Extina foam was INSANELY expensive at the pharmacy. Like $300. So you are probably correct Rockme.
Regenepure has worked well for me. Though I use it only once or twice a week because I tend to get buildup in my follicles. The majority of the time I use Wen by Chaz Dean (believe it or not it actually works really well for me). I also have a shower filtration system to eliminate impurities. These simple measures will work better than your 300 dollar foam, my friend.
The $300 Extina foam was not for hairloss. I was not seeing the doc for hair loss, rather dermatitis. Before I left his office, I mentioned the hair loss thing and asked him about the shampoo Nioxin. That's when he had his tantrum about shampoos. Interestingly enough, the active ingredient in Extina foam that I was given for dermatitis, is ketoconazole 2%. I never got the Extina foam, cause I could not afford it. The sample he gave me took away my dermatitis (redness on my face) immediately and I never had it again. I went ahead and ordered some ketoconazole 2% shampoo from Amazon a few days ago. Strangely enough all the 2% varieties come from Thailand. Looking forward to using it. Thanks to this thread.
The thing is, I'm not really a fan of "straight ahead" jazz because most of it just sounds too dissonant. What I like about composers such as Lyle Mays & Pat Metheny is the fact that their music sounds complex, but it's still catchy and accessible. And maybe I'm the only one who interprets their music in this way, but it has a very... sentimental (?) quality to it, almost as if it reminds me of "the good old days" of childhood. I think it's something about that synthesizer sound that Lyle uses. The only downside is trying to find other musicians who sound similar...
We're probably going to get busted for highjacking this thread here, so I'll keep this brief. I totally like what you said. I'm with you. It's taken me many years to warm up to jazz. I used to hate it. I like music that sounds and feels good, stuff that moves me, and touches my soul. Jazz doesn't do that to me too easily. So jazz was a leap, but now that I'm making the leap, I'm seeing it's an essential one. I will not stay in the jazz realm, rather learn it so I can use it creatively elsewhere in God knows what other realm I end up in. There's a band called Dirty Loops who takes mainline jazz theory and applies it to covers they do of popular (and often lame) pop songs. Britney Spears type stuff that is completely reworked using diatonic jazz harmonies. Everybody loves them and not many know they are actually listening to some serious jazz 101 when listening to them. Look them up on YouTube. My favorite Jazz artist is Tigran Hamasyan. He is my nemesis. Let's stop this talk and return it to the correct topic! btw, I respect your passion.
I didn't mean to say no, I don't play the piano. Yes I do. It's my life. I meant I'm not a fan "yet" of the guy you mentioned. But will check him out.
In the spirit of keeping the discussion on topic, I will go ahead and say that my dad had a hair transplant on Thursday (not with a Bosley doctor). He had 3500 follicles transplanted, and he will go back in a couple months to have 3500 more transplanted for a total of 7000. He has been essentially bald on the front of his head since the late 1990s, so we'll see how it goes...
BTW, here are a few Youtube videos to get you started with Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays:
"Close to Home" by Lyle Mays:
"Minuano (Six-Eight Time)" by Pat Metheny Group:
"Third Wind" by Pat Metheny Group (especially the last 3-ish minutes)
Thanks for the links!
I found this guy in Texas.
Dr. Bernardino Arocha
His work is the most impressive I have seen. I am seriouslly looking into getting the procedure done when I can afford it. I would need 2000 grafts I think.
I'll bet your dad is excited. I hope it goes well for him.
Has anyone tried the Nanogen shampoos??
Any one have feedback on the S5 Spirolactone they sell at wholesalehairproducts? Results, ease of use, smell, sides, etc
Everyone is different. If i had to choose i would just get the revita shampoo and conditioner. If money isnt a problem try Nizoral 2% and if it works for you and doesnt dry out your hair than great. But if it does you will need to try something like revita.