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    ^^ The Eurozone is separate from the EU. The UK...

    ^^ The Eurozone is separate from the EU. The UK kept the pound while a member of the EU, that membership ending within the last month, with Brexit going into effect.
  2. And by extension, another step down the road that...

    And by extension, another step down the road that musicians should work for free.
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    ^^ That would be a function of the EU (European...

    ^^ That would be a function of the EU (European Union). It's exactly like no passport being required to travel between states in the US.
  4. When one considers between the 12 notes, whole...

    When one considers between the 12 notes, whole through 256th note lengths, an equal number of rest lengths, et cetera, there are billions of possible melodies. Who has the time to listen to all of...
  5. Is the Bandcamp digital download Hi-Res? If so,...

    Is the Bandcamp digital download Hi-Res? If so, I'll happily pay the same price as the CD.
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    In the late 70s through the 80s, while still...

    In the late 70s through the 80s, while still pissed about being fired, Ozzy said bluntly it was Geezer who wrote most of the songs for which the band is famous.
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    Fun Satie fact: He flunked out of music school,...

    Fun Satie fact: He flunked out of music school, yet he's one of the most well remembered composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Today, if one doesn't possess at least a Masters...
  8. If you've ever seen the movie Johnny Dangerously,...

    If you've ever seen the movie Johnny Dangerously, a record playing was at least partly responsible for D.A. Kelly's car crash.
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    Here's a short crash course. Claude Debussy saw...

    Here's a short crash course. Claude Debussy saw and heard a Gamelan Orchestra at the 1889 Paris World's Fair. That BTW was the event for which the Eiffel Tower was erected. He was so moved by what...
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    ^^ It was Geezer who spawned the creation of the...

    ^^ It was Geezer who spawned the creation of the eponymous song, Black Sabbath. He was playing Holst's Mars, Tony walked in and put his own spin on it, thus creating that classic riff.
  11. Many if not most of the CD sales from past...

    Many if not most of the CD sales from past decades have been the repurchase of people's older vinyl and/or cassette collections. People liked their old music, but wanted to hear it without those...
  12. That'll teach you to stop horsing around.

    That'll teach you to stop horsing around.
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    Without him, modern music would've been much,...

    Without him, modern music would've been much, much different.
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    Not to mention Timothy B. Schmit ended up in the...

    Not to mention Timothy B. Schmit ended up in the Eagles.
  15. I was up and around within 3 or 4 weeks after...

    I was up and around within 3 or 4 weeks after having my hip replaced. The "hip precautions" ended, and my return to work ensued after 6. The only change I had to make was getting rid of the 2004...
  16. Good point!

    Good point!
  17. It would seem the industry is in for a...

    It would seem the industry is in for a shellacking.
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    ^^ And yet, ECM saw fit to remaster many of those...

    ^^ And yet, ECM saw fit to remaster many of those old recordings........................
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    ^^ If memory serves, the intro to War Pigs is in...

    ^^ If memory serves, the intro to War Pigs is in 12/8 time. Then for the main body of the song, it goes to 4/4.
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    It's not much better with private carrier UPS. ...

    It's not much better with private carrier UPS. On one occasion, I ordered an item UPS 2nd day air. My package took a side trip to Dallas TX, spending an entire day on a route. It apparently took...
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    The only upsampling necessary would be to the...

    The only upsampling necessary would be to the individual instrument tracks, essentially adding a lot of trailing zeros. However, when all the individual tracks are mixed together, very few if any of...
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    I had a package get stuck at a post office for...

    I had a package get stuck at a post office for about 5 days. When I contacted the USPS to ask what was up, it turned out the shipper wrapped the address label around a corner of the box. The...
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    Even 16/44.1 multi-tracks can sound good if mixed...

    Even 16/44.1 multi-tracks can sound good if mixed and mastered to higher res, say 24/88.2. It would be like the same collage pasted to 2 different size pieces of cardboard. On the smaller...
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    Comedian Chris Elliot published an unauthorized...

    Comedian Chris Elliot published an unauthorized autobiography.
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    If not vinyl, the Hi-Res files from which vinyl...

    If not vinyl, the Hi-Res files from which vinyl would be cut.
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    Is it authorized?

    Is it authorized?
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    The album itself was recorded on a 4-track...

    The album itself was recorded on a 4-track multi-track machine. Later albums like Sabbath Bloody Sabbath expanded that to 8 tracks.
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    That's keeping it reel.

    That's keeping it reel.
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    Baa Baa Blacksheep reminds me of that M.A.S.H....

    Baa Baa Blacksheep reminds me of that M.A.S.H. episode:

    Igor: Yes
    Maj. Burns: Yes what?!?
    Igor: Yes sir
    Maj. Burns: Yes sir what?!?
    Igor: Yes sir.......yes sir.........three bags full?
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    I was a squid.

    I was a squid.
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    Opera videos are extremely useful, if for no...

    Opera videos are extremely useful, if for no other reason, for the English subtitles. Since operas are stories, it's helpful to follow the stories as they unfold.
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    My favorite of Mr. Conrad's shows was Black Sheep...

    My favorite of Mr. Conrad's shows was Black Sheep Squadron. In the mid 80s, I was stationed just south of Fresno at a Naval Air Station. When the real life "Pappy" Boyington died, it received wall...
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    Fun fact: Enya was a member of Clannad before she...

    Fun fact: Enya was a member of Clannad before she was "Enya."
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    Did John Cleese send a bouquet in the shape of a...

    Did John Cleese send a bouquet in the shape of a giant foot, like he did for Graham's Chapman's funeral?
  35. ^^ Hemorrhagic strokes have always been far more...

    ^^ Hemorrhagic strokes have always been far more serious and debilitating than ischemic ones. When Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon suffered a mild ischemic stroke, doctors put him on clot...
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    There's much to Czech out while there.

    There's much to Czech out while there.
  37. Indeed. No 18 year old Army or Marine Corps...

    Indeed. No 18 year old Army or Marine Corps recruit has ever been able to point a gun and shoot in boot camp.
  38. You should also check out Post Modern Jukebox...

    You should also check out Post Modern Jukebox (PMJ). It's 1920s jazz renditions of more recent music, like Guns & Roses' Sweet Child of Mine.
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    Speaking of.....did you know the plural form of...

    Speaking of.....did you know the plural form of text is "Texas?"
  40. Trophy hunters are Make A Wish hunters, not real...

    Trophy hunters are Make A Wish hunters, not real ones. The only difference is, rather than the Make A Wish Foundation funding their trip, they pay out of their own pockets.
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    Kids today can't even play the basic blues. The...

    Kids today can't even play the basic blues. The blues has always been a common language, with which any 2 or more musicians who've never met can sit down and jam. Young drummers are oblivious to...
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    As a general rule, wooden reeds sound better, but...

    As a general rule, wooden reeds sound better, but are too easy to blow out. Harp players with whom I've played will soak their harps in water, to make bending notes easier. Plastic reeds are more...
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    I use Tascam TH200X studio monitor headphones for...

    I use Tascam TH200X studio monitor headphones for listening on the bus and train. They sound amazing for only costing around $100, $50 on sale at Guitar Center. The ear cups were extremely...
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    Pianos in general, which require tuning and other...

    Pianos in general, which require tuning and other regular maintenance simply do not sell anymore. That's on top of the space they occupy.
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    ^^ Streaming services like Pandora, Spotify,...

    ^^ Streaming services like Pandora, Spotify, Netflix and Hulu have made illegal downloading superfluous. What kid is going to eat their valuable selfie space in their phone storage with a file they...
  46. I firmly believe dying of a broken heart is quite...

    I firmly believe dying of a broken heart is quite real. President George H. W. Bush died about 6 months after Barbara. Debbie Reynolds died the day after Carrie Fisher.
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    It won't be long before Best Buy no longer...

    It won't be long before Best Buy no longer accepts old electronics for recycling. The US is running out of 3rd world countries to take if off our hands.
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    Makes you think, doesn't it? What's life all...

    Makes you think, doesn't it? What's life all about?
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    Vinyl records can be melted and pressed into...

    Vinyl records can be melted and pressed into other vinyl records. At most, the paper labels would have to be punched out of the disc and discarded.



    For the purposes of recycling, having to...
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    ^^ CDs have that metal substrate, into which the...

    ^^ CDs have that metal substrate, into which the actual ones and zeros are imprinted. Mixing materials removes any possibility of recycling.
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    I couldn't have been..................I don't...

    I couldn't have been..................I don't play hip-hop or EDM.
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    The crowd noise on that video is simply...

    The crowd noise on that video is simply intolerable, in my opinion. Instead, I opted to watch the Clockwork Angels video a few nights ago.
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    In my humble opinion, Groove is an absolute piece...

    In my humble opinion, Groove is an absolute piece of s***. I talked my father out of using it when he kept experiencing skipping within tracks, very much like a digital version of skips on vinyl...
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    Once again, I was snubbed by the Grammy's.

    Once again, I was snubbed by the Grammy's.
  55. My eyes have always been unequal in their...

    My eyes have always been unequal in their shortsightedness. When I first needed glasses as a teenager, one eye was 20/30, the other was 20/40.
  56. I believe I'm immune from the Coronado Virus. My...

    I believe I'm immune from the Coronado Virus. My ship docked on Coronado Island in my Navy days. Of course, those in the know know Coronado Island isn't really an island, but the top of the...
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    I saw something very similar not too long ago. ...

    I saw something very similar not too long ago. It was one of those 80s Camaros with the boxy, angular body, and those huge rims with those shallow tires. Extremely stupid looking to say the least....
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    I'll take some time out from tying coconuts to...

    I'll take some time out from tying coconuts to swallows to do the same.
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    Speaking of Wagner's antisemitism: am I the only...

    Speaking of Wagner's antisemitism: am I the only one who finds it ironic that Wagner's Wedding March is played when brides enter churches, and Mendelssohn's Wedding March is played when new married...
  60. Every so often, MTV Live will rerun the episode...

    Every so often, MTV Live will rerun the episode of Later with Jules Holland, in which the Kronos Quartet plays The Who's Baba O'Riley.
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