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    Holiday Haul

    Happy Holidays PE!

    What were your best sex, drugs and rock n roll related gifts?

    For me, aside from the usual bundle of socks and novelties, I received $125 gift card for Rasputin's Music!! Big score that will lead to multiple trips and countless hours browsing the racks!
    Duncan's going to make a Horns Emoticon!!!

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    Ooh, I did pretty well (naturally, since my wife let me do the shopping, as all she ever wants to get me is clothes and stuff). From memory:

    Rush - Time Machine BR and CD
    Rush - Clockwork MF Angels BR and CD
    Steve Hacket - Genesis Revisited: Live at Hammersmith 5-disk
    Marillion - Holidays in Zelande (this was an upgrade from the DVD to the BR - they had a low-priced upgrade for people who'd bought the DVD set)
    Marillion - Live at Cadogan (upgrade from DVD to BR)
    Marillion - Brave Live 2013 BR

    Plus I'd already got a few things in the Laser's Edge end-of-year sale, which I consider part of my holiday haul:

    Yes - Close To The Edge reissue (CD/Blu-ray)
    Steven Wilson - Drive Home (Blu-ray/CD)
    Ayreon - The Theory Of Everything (2CD/DVD)
    Camel - The Snow Goose (2013)

    So I'm set for a while!

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    Sadly I never, ever get prog related gifts. I still can't complain, my family is more than genreous. The problem is, if I like the music enough, I buy it myslef. So nothing music related, but another big passion of mine is sports. I got a real nice collectable plaque of Mariano Rivera, titled "Exit Sandman", which includes some dirt from the mound from his last game, plus I also got a Rivery jersey, which I'm quite happy with.

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    I always buy my own main present for Christmas do save disappointment. This year I got:-

    Whiskey glasses
    Bourbon 1 Liter
    Terry Pratchett Book
    Red Sox T Shirt

    and

    Steve Tibbetts - s/t
    Muffins - <185>
    Present - A Great Inhumane Adventure
    Present - Live
    Miriodor - Rencontres
    Zaar - s/t
    5UU's - Regarding Purgatories
    5UU's - Point Of Views
    Cardiacs - Songs For Ships and Irons
    Cardiacs - All That Glitters Is A Mares Nest DVD
    uKanDanz - Yetchalal
    Altrock Chamber Quartet - Sonata Islands Goes RIO
    Bone - The Gift Of Purpose (Hugh Hopper Benefit Album)
    Black Sabbath - Mob Rules
    Discipline - This One's For England
    Echolyn - Mei
    Happy Family - Happy Family
    Iron Maiden - Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son
    October Equus Quartet - Isla Purgatorio
    Porcupine Tree - Deadwing
    Rahmann - Rahmann
    Uriah Heep - Magician's Birthday

    I went a bit overboard but Lasers Edge & Cuneiform Sales rather did me in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yanks2009 View Post
    Sadly I never, ever get prog related gifts. I still can't complain, my family is more than genreous. The problem is, if I like the music enough, I buy it myslef. So nothing music related, but another big passion of mine is sports. I got a real nice collectable plaque of Mariano Rivera, titled "Exit Sandman", which includes some dirt from the mound from his last game, plus I also got a Rivery jersey, which I'm quite happy with.
    Score on the sports memorabilia.
    Duncan's going to make a Horns Emoticon!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Eric View Post
    Score on the sports memorabilia.
    I did forget that I got an Amazon gift card, which I know I'll use on music. I stopped by Vintage Vinyl here in NJ on Monday, and somehow couldn't find anything to buy. I'm rarely shut out there, but I guess so close to Christmas they didn't have the prog and metal selection they usually have. Guess I need to do a Laser's Edge or Symphonic order in addition to Amazon, and put my Christmas bonus to good use!

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    My sister gave me Robert Wyatt 68 from my Amazon wish list, despite not having a clue what she was giving me.

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    Bless her heart, my 12 yr old granddaughter got me "The Monkess Greatest hits" CD. (A last minute "guess" that my Wife came up with while shopping with our Granddaughter)

    Also got the Mahavishnu Orchestra: Between Nothingness & Eternity Bonus disc (mp3 downloads)

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    NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF STUPID PEOPLE IN LARGE GROUPS!

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    I got a Sawsall and a kindle Paperwhite. So I guess I'll be remodeling and reading this winter! I did get myself a set of RBH ep2 headphones. I've read good things so I thought I'd give them a whirl.

    No music. I still have too much to catch up on.
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    A Dr. Seuss print ("Green Cat with Lights") and a set of Rosetta Stone Mandarin because I'm f***ing going to China!
    Ring the bells, that still can ring,
    Forget your perfect offering.
    There is a crack - a crack in everything.
    That's how the light gets in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Eric View Post
    Score on the sports memorabilia.
    This^

    I've got enough music already to last a lot longer than I will, but never enough Cardinals crap

    My peeps did good, some out of the box choices this year

    BG
    "When Yes appeared on stage, it was like, the gods appearing from the heavens, deigning to play in front of the people."

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    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
    I always buy my own main present for Christmas do save disappointment. This year I got:-

    Whiskey glasses
    Bourbon 1 Liter
    I bought a bottle of bourbon, but that was just incidental. I did get a set of those little stones you keep in the freezer and put in a whiskey or whatever to chill it but not water it down.

    I think Ed wins with those cookies. Dang!

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    Second the cookies nomination. I gained 2 pounds just looking at the picture!
    Duncan's going to make a Horns Emoticon!!!

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    I got to stay home for Christmas eve and day & to see the expression on my wife's face when she opened a package containing her 'Joey Votto 19' shirt.
    My music 'gifts' are coming in the mail: Colour Haze: s/t & Tempel; Tides: From Silence, and an All That Is Heavy t-shirt. http://www.allthatisheavy.com/info.a...m_num=ATH-6661

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Eric View Post
    Second the cookies nomination. I gained 2 pounds just looking at the picture!
    Thirded. Better than sex, drugs or rock 'n roll!

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    I found it possible to combine that picture of cookies and sex.

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    That is an awesome photo. The sex connection isn't far off as I'd call that an example of food porn.

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    I scored big time this year -

    Forgas Band Phenomenon - Acte V
    Thieves' Kitchen - One for Sorrow, Two for Joy
    Eskaton - 4 Visions
    The Mars Volta - Deloused in the Comatorium
    Pixel - We Are Small Pixels
    Cardiacs - All That Glitters is a Mare's Nest (CD)
    Cardiacs - On Land and in the Sea
    Blue Cranes - Swim

    Diablo Swing Orchestra - Pandora's Pinata
    Il Tempio delle Clessidre - Alienatura
    Mike Keneally - Sluggo (Deluxe)
    Mike Keneally - hat.
    Bruford Levin Upper Extremities - s/t
    King Crimson - The Great Deceiver
    Arthur Brown's Kingdom Come - Galactic Zoo Dossier
    echolyn - The End is Beautiful
    Steven Wilson - Drive Home

    ... and also
    Psych Season 7 and Psych the Musical
    The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey (Extended Edition)
    Check out Colouratura's sophomore release Unfamiliar Skies - out this spring on Melodic Revolution Records!

    colouratura.bandcamp.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by JKL2000 View Post
    I found it possible to combine that picture of cookies and sex.
    NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF STUPID PEOPLE IN LARGE GROUPS!

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    We did renew our wedding vows.

    NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF STUPID PEOPLE IN LARGE GROUPS!

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    !

    OK, this thread is going into some strange directions...

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    Wow, Ed - your wife's got beautiful...eyes!

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    I'll try to get it back on track. Those cookies, mmmmm. My colleague at work got me a beautiful bottle of Belgian-style double IPA. I'm not a big fan of Belgians, but I'll suffer through it. Speaking of cookies, she also made me some peanut butter balls. I'm still back on track here!

    My wife got me some cool stuff. Nothing prog or even music related. The ingredients for an oatmeal stout, a six of Founder's Porter (mmmmmm), some good beer and crock-pot recipe books, and a couple fun gag gifts. Got a bottle of Oban single-malt scotch from my sister's boy friend. He's a keeper.

    The best gift of all, however, was a phone call from our son who moved to Myanmar this past spring. What a joy hearing from him that he's doing well.
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