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    Pieces of Her. I finished the second to last...

    Pieces of Her. I finished the second to last episode last night and am debating on whether to finish it tonight. I really don't care how this show ends, to be frank. Scores on RottenTomatoes are 50%...
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    I've never had that problem. Sounds to me like...

    I've never had that problem. Sounds to me like another case of operator error. ;)

    Seriously, with some streaming apps, I wouldn't be surprised.
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    Here's an interesting coincidence: "Painter"...

    Here's an interesting coincidence: "Painter" reviewed that movie four years ago to the day.

    I watched it right after that and I found it compelling. :up
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    I just checked and you can. Sounds to me like...

    I just checked and you can.

    Sounds to me like your coworker's situation was a classic case of operator error.
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    Watched Clickbait on Netflix. I thought it was...

    Watched Clickbait on Netflix. I thought it was great... until the last episode, which I found unbelievable (ymmv). Up until then I was hooked. I thought it was kinda similar to a true crime...
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    Thanks Ian. And how did you feel about The...

    Thanks Ian.


    And how did you feel about The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett?
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    Anyone seen Obi-Wan Kenobi on Disney? I'm really...

    Anyone seen Obi-Wan Kenobi on Disney? I'm really interested in this. Is it at least as good as The Mandalorian or The Book of Boba Fett?


    I hope they don't fuck it up. Theirs is one of the better...
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    Exactly. I signed up just to watch Foundation,...

    Exactly. I signed up just to watch Foundation, which turned out to be an enormous disappointment. I did get hooked on The Morning Show, which is really good, btw. But I didn't renew the subscription....
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    I searched the thread before I posted but nothing...

    I searched the thread before I posted but nothing came up. I searched it again, just now, and there were a few results. :huh

    Anyway, that link is to Terry Gross' radio show and she interviewed Bob...
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    I like her. She seems nice.

    I like her. She seems nice.
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    Did any of you know that Bob Odenkirk had a heart...

    Did any of you know that Bob Odenkirk had a heart attack and died (briefly) during filming of Better Call Saul last season?

    Bob Odenkirk reflects on his life-changing heart attack
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    Ran across Carrie today and watched most of it...

    Ran across Carrie today and watched most of it since I hadn't seen it in a really long time. Wow. I never realized how low budget it was.

    But here is some trivia I learned while watching it:
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    I don't think I had the same reaction you did...

    I don't think I had the same reaction you did regarding the final episode but I did think it was too long. I also had a similar reaction to the whole season. Partly because I didn't think the...
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    I ran across Raiders of the Lost Ark recently and...

    I ran across Raiders of the Lost Ark recently and got caught up in it. It's still an enjoyable movie but some questions popped to mind:

    after stealing the ark, Indy drives it to that village...
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    There's a lot of stuff on Pretzel Logic that's...

    There's a lot of stuff on Pretzel Logic that's really good but, some I find meh. Not to mention it's their shortest album. It's 6-7 minutes shorter than their previous two.

    BTW, one of the things...
  16. I saw a show in the '80s with Al, Airto Moreira,...

    I saw a show in the '80s with Al, Airto Moreira, and Phil Markowitz. Al bored me. Airto was awesome, tho!
  17. To the the original question, I'd say John's...

    To the the original question, I'd say John's rated just right, considering both Miles and Larry Coryell have said John was the best.

    Many years ago, I read a book by Barney Kessel that listed all...
  18. I read an interview with John where he discusses...

    I read an interview with John where he discusses that. His reaction was one of shock. And it was as much about the other guys getting their songs included on the albums. Hammer did get one of his...
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    I saw Thief a while back based on comments in...

    I saw Thief a while back based on comments in this thread. I wasn't impressed.


    I know tastes are subjective, but c'mon. :lol

    You know Mann also directed The Last of the Mohicans, The...
  20. What makes you say that? I met him in 2000 and he...

    What makes you say that? I met him in 2000 and he was incredibly gracious.
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    I would have. I mean, who uses "keen" these days?...

    I would have. I mean, who uses "keen" these days?

    ;)
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    I agree the ending was kind of meh. Partly...

    I agree the ending was kind of meh. Partly because I was rooting for DeNiro over Pacino. But I think it's one of the best movies of the '90s and I'd give it at least an 8.5.
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    :lol

    :lol
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    Denial of science. :up Don't surround...

    Denial of science. :up


    Don't surround yourself with yourself. Move on back two squares.
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    You keep making this claim even after I debunked...

    You keep making this claim even after I debunked it. Wait, let me rephrase that. Even after I proved you're wrong.

    My question is why?

    I very much respect your opinion. And not in the generic...
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    "Aja" is the clear choice for closer. The fade...

    "Aja" is the clear choice for closer. The fade out with the synthesizer is perfect to close out the album. Besides, shouldn't the best be saved for last?

    If I had sequenced the album here's how I...
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    Forgot to mention that a couple weeks ago I...

    Forgot to mention that a couple weeks ago I finally watched A Summer Place (1959) on TCM. I'd always meant to see it, if only because the theme song was a favorite of my mother's (may she rest in...
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    I've had Saint Maud on my watch list for a while,...

    I've had Saint Maud on my watch list for a while, now. I'll have to pull the trigger soon.
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    I certainly believe it's a very well written,...

    I certainly believe it's a very well written, acted, and produced show. It's the tone that leaves me wanting.


    I agree. And he's human now. Sure took long enough.


    IMO, the writers finally...
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    I get what you're saying but I disagree....

    I get what you're saying but I disagree. Certainly "Aja" puts the album into the stratosphere but the only "weak" track is "I Got the News" and it's only weak in comparison (if it were on Gaucho, for...
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    It's one of my favorite SD songs.

    It's one of my favorite SD songs.
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    Love this video of the boys on American...

    Love this video of the boys on American Bandstand, especially the way the back-up singers are dancing:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JxEOqSMouU&ab_channel=MatthewFuggi


    Great musicians...
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    I was three when I saw Pinocchio. And it was at...

    I was three when I saw Pinocchio. And it was at the drive-in. Scared the shit out of me. I can still remember that it made me cry. I didn't understand why the kids turned into donkeys and I thought I...
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    Does anyone still remember the TV commercial for...

    Does anyone still remember the TV commercial for Aja? From what I remember, that was the first commercial for an album I ever saw. It didn't disappoint.

    Laura, the girl who lived across the...
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    I knew some of their hits but then my sister got...

    I knew some of their hits but then my sister got me Greatest Hits right after it was released, for my 16th birthday. Best birthday present I've ever gotten.
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    I don't mind dark. And I love dark humor. I've...

    I don't mind dark. And I love dark humor. I've laughed more watching A Clockwork Orange and Blue Velvet than most comedies made in the past 30 or 40 years. In fact, I was the only one in the theater...
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    I saw it as a kid in the theater during one of...

    I saw it as a kid in the theater during one of those Disney re-releases. I remember little about it - kinda forgettable, isn't it? - except that it's unexceptional.
  38. Once again, I'm late to the party. Six years...

    Once again, I'm late to the party. Six years late, to be exact. Is anyone still here? Is there any beer left? :lol

    I searched the forum for "Five Peace Band" and ran across this thread and read...
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    One of my two or three favorite guitar solos from...

    One of my two or three favorite guitar solos from a SD song is Dias' in "Do It Again". I always felt like he needed to solo more.


    Indeed. I heard or read an interview with him and he said that...
  40. Damn. I fell asleep and missed the whole show....

    Damn. I fell asleep and missed the whole show. :geezer


    The singer was advertised as Jany McPherson. Is this what she looked like?
    ...
  41. John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension at Montreux

    For those of you in the Americas, their show at Montreux today will be streamed free tonight at 9:30pm Eastern. Here's the link: Johnny Mac & 4th Dimension
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    It's amazing what you can learn when you watch...

    It's amazing what you can learn when you watch the intros to movies on TCM. I rewatched The Thing (1982) for the umpteenth time on Saturday and found out that the screenplay was written by Bill...
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    Airplane! at 92, Midnight Run at 84, Full Metal...

    Airplane! at 92, Midnight Run at 84, Full Metal Jacket at 79, Caddyshack at 69, Blood Simple at 68, and Aliens at 51. <scoffs> I'll look over the next 50 but I'm 99.99999% certain they won't be able...
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    Try this link: FREE Livestreams: 56th Montreux...

    Try this link: FREE Livestreams: 56th Montreux Jazz Festival

    I clicked on the "girl in red" link, which was originally streamed yesterday, and it started playing. I didn't have to sign up for...
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    Agreed. Meh. Some good songs but I liked...

    Agreed.


    Meh. Some good songs but I liked Kamakiriad better... Morph the Cat even more so.
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    I don't get the love for it. For myself, part...

    I don't get the love for it.

    For myself, part of my issue with it is that it actually suffers from the usual, unfair criticism leveled at them, which is that they're too slick (altho, I don't...
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    Fascinating. And heartbreaking.

    Fascinating. And heartbreaking.
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    Let me know what you think of it, Jed.

    Let me know what you think of it, Jed.
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    All but one of SD's songs were co-written by...

    All but one of SD's songs were co-written by Becker and Fagen.
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    I just discovered Joe Turkel passed away June 27,...

    I just discovered Joe Turkel passed away June 27, a couple weeks before his 95th birthday.

    Here he is in the Kubrick films The Killing and Paths of Glory:
    ...
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    :lol

    :lol
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    No I didn't. ;) Sorry to confuse you,...

    No I didn't.


    ;)


    Sorry to confuse you, Steve. That was a typo. I fixed it.
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    Oh, yeah. Great song. They wrote a few...

    Oh, yeah. Great song.

    They wrote a few humorous and/or ironic lyrics, over the years, if you pay attention to them.

    One of my favorite lines is from "Hey Nineteen" during the instrumental...
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    Huh?

    Huh?
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    One of my fave SD songs. Countdown To...

    One of my fave SD songs.


    Countdown To Ecstasy is my favorite. With the exception of "Pearl of the Quarter", every song is at least an A– and two are A+'s: "Show Biz Kids" and "Your Gold Teeth"....
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    Gaucho is their 2nd worst album, imo. There are...

    Gaucho is their 2nd worst album, imo. There are only three good songs on it: "Babylon Sisters" (one of their best), "Hey Nineteen", and "Time Out of Mind".


    Two Against Nature is a very, very...
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    Wait, it's not April 1st. WTF?

    Wait, it's not April 1st. WTF?
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    I did not know that. Yeah, that's pretty...

    I did not know that. Yeah, that's pretty impressive.

    I always forget he was in The Conversation. He didn't have a lot of screen time in it, tho. I always find it really interesting that Harrison...
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    He was. He did, after all, co-star in Dog Day...

    He was. He did, after all, co-star in Dog Day Afternoon and The Deer Hunter, two other huge '70s movies.

    He was also the first love of Meryl Streep, who stayed by his side as he withered away from...
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    The movie that set me on the path to becoming a...

    The movie that set me on the path to becoming a film aficionado. I was 10.

    BTW, when I first signed up as a member at IMDb decades ago, I chose "Mad Dog" Earle as my profile ID.
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