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  1. A south-paw can forget any notion of turning the...

    A south-paw can forget any notion of turning the G-707 upside-down to play left-handed. I don't recall if Roland ever made a left-handed version of the guitar.
  2. Thread: Yessongs

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    One thing true of pretty much any older live...

    One thing true of pretty much any older live album: there's much more improvisation. Today's audience don't want to hear improvisation of any kind. They want to hear songs played and sung exactly...
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    Sticky: I've heard the analogy that if some guy next to...

    I've heard the analogy that if some guy next to you pisses, your pants will offer some protection to your leg. Him wearing pants will protect your leg so much better.
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    I would also highly recommend Villa-Lobos' cycle...

    I would also highly recommend Villa-Lobos' cycle of 12 Choros.
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    It may be more a matter of the Cards no longer...

    It may be more a matter of the Cards no longer having home field "disadvantage," with no crowds. More people here in the Phoenix area are from elsewhere than here. They bring with them their...
  6. In the late 80s, I nearly bought a Casio MIDI...

    In the late 80s, I nearly bought a Casio MIDI guitar. The MIDI function tracked much more accurately than the Roland MIDI guitar system of the time. It was much more reasonably priced than the...
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    The most stereotypical and cheesy finale was CSI....

    The most stereotypical and cheesy finale was CSI. Gil Grissom and Sarah Seidel literally sailed off into the sunset.
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    Sticky: ^^ They don't want to preclude Pence from...

    ^^ They don't want to preclude Pence from possibly casting the tie breaking vote tomorrow. They MUST pretend nothing is wrong.
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    And irony of ironies, in the last episode when...

    And irony of ironies, in the last episode when everyone else went home, Klinger remained in South Korea to help his new significant other find her family.
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    You can use a different browser, with its own...

    You can use a different browser, with its own cookies to buy just the one album, while preserving the cart in your main browser.
  11. Thread: Wobbler

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    ^^ So so vocals in a prog band. Somebody call...

    ^^ So so vocals in a prog band. Somebody call Ripley's Believe It Or Not.
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    Sticky: People here in the US aren't nearly as...

    People here in the US aren't nearly as self-sufficient as they like to believe they are. It's only possible to be self-sufficient living off the land, in the middle of nowhere. In cities and...
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    I have experience with a Sony BD Player with...

    I have experience with a Sony BD Player with downloadable apps. Pretty much any modern player has the same capability.
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    When they first transitioned from Henry and...

    When they first transitioned from Henry and Trapper to BJ, Col. Potter and Charles, I thought the show lost something. After a while though, they started to grow on me.
  15. Thread: Wobbler

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    Bought the Hi-Res download from Bandcamp. Very...

    Bought the Hi-Res download from Bandcamp. Very inventive album all around.



    Easy to do when you also live in Norway.
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    I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore....

    I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore....
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    Sticky: An even bigger misconception is the First...

    An even bigger misconception is the First Amendment guarantees an "audience" for speech.
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    Isn't he on this years election ballot?

    Isn't he on this years election ballot?
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    ^^ The history of wacky weed prohibition is even...

    ^^ The history of wacky weed prohibition is even more dubious.
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    My brother and sister-in-law just transferred...

    My brother and sister-in-law just transferred duty stations to Wichita, when a huge half mile wide tornado cut a path from OKC, all the way north to Wichita. Like a typical Phoenician, they weren't...
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    Sticky: Especially compared to the massive loss of...

    Especially compared to the massive loss of freedom when Covid spreads wild. Not just an ounce of prevention, a microgram of prevention.
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    He was quite a trip.

    He was quite a trip.
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    I did the 4-Track cassette thing in the 80s, with...

    I did the 4-Track cassette thing in the 80s, with one of those tracks used as a sync track for the MIDI sequencer.
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    Sticky: Here in the US, the pardoning of the Thanksgiving...

    Here in the US, the pardoning of the Thanksgiving turkey has been cancelled. Instead, the bird will be deported to Turkey.
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    But for Spencer, would we have heard of Steve...

    But for Spencer, would we have heard of Steve Winwood? Sad loss.
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    Sticky: On today's BBC World News, they interviewed...

    On today's BBC World News, they interviewed several Chinese officials chomping at the bit for the US to continue our downward slide, so China can replace us as leader of the world.
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    I'm surprised my Cardinals just beat Dallas like...

    I'm surprised my Cardinals just beat Dallas like Neil Peart's drum kit. In the past, my Cardinals have routinely sucked.....no offense.
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    Sticky: In tonight's 60 Minutes interview, Dr. Fauci...

    In tonight's 60 Minutes interview, Dr. Fauci stated he and his family need constant Federal Agent protection, due to threats to all of their lives. WTF is wrong with this country?!?
  29. Once again, I have to miss it. My cable provider...

    Once again, I have to miss it. My cable provider doesn't carry AXS TV.
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    Sticky: The most absurd claim is masks block oxygen. ...

    The most absurd claim is masks block oxygen. Somehow, the entire air molecule can penetrate a mask, but the smallest atom making up that molecule can't?????
  31. Speaking of Karloff, tonight TCM will air the...

    Speaking of Karloff, tonight TCM will air the movie after which the band Black Sabbath named themselves.
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    They work particularly well with Cubase, from the...

    They work particularly well with Cubase, from the same company.
  33. Tonight's episode of ABC's 20/20 is dedicated to...

    Tonight's episode of ABC's 20/20 is dedicated to John Lennon. It starts at 9:00 Easter and Pacific, 8:00 Central and Mountain.
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    The grandmother of left-field women would be...

    The grandmother of left-field women would be Fanny Hensel-Mendelssohn. In the 1830s, she published piano music under her own, hyphenated name, over the strong objections of brother Felix. Either...
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    They're begging for donations because the site is...

    They're begging for donations because the site is starved for cash. It's not so much "wanting" to go ad free as being forced to because ads simply aren't paying the bills. If we wish to see it...
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    Only if one thinks in terms of half tones versus...

    Only if one thinks in terms of half tones versus whole tones, which only exist in western 12 tone music. In Arabic music, there literally are 4 semi-tones between each of what we would call a "half...
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    Sticky: And the simple act of wearing a mask can prevent...

    And the simple act of wearing a mask can prevent all that. But no, FREEDOM!
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    If buying M-Audio, just be forewarned that in the...

    If buying M-Audio, just be forewarned that in the past, M-Audio hasn't been very good about updating their drivers. In order to continue using my Delta 1010LT card, I have to continue running...
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    Music in general from that part of the world...

    Music in general from that part of the world tends to be avantgarde. Not just rhythmically: in Arabic music, there are 4 quarter tones between each of our 12 tones.
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    Sticky: This just in: Russia has approved a second...

    This just in: Russia has approved a second vaccine, because the first one they rushed to market apparently wasn't effective enough.
  41. Here in the Phoenix area, the online obituaries...

    Here in the Phoenix area, the online obituaries are behind a paywall.
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    I have a Presonus, Focusrite, Steinberg, and an...

    I have a Presonus, Focusrite, Steinberg, and an old Native Instruments Komplete Audio 6. All hooked up to different a machine, all with solid performance...so take your pick.

    EDIT: I should point...
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    Beatles records are of such high value, the...

    Beatles records are of such high value, the economy of counterfeiting is flipped on its head. Going back to my pennies analogy, when it costs the US Mint 2.5 cents to make a penny, it would be...
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    Yngwie Malmsteen's blazing fast scale and...

    Yngwie Malmsteen's blazing fast scale and arpeggio runs are only interesting for so long. After a while, it becomes apparent he's basically playing the same solo in every song.
  45. ^^ And they'd have to tour to support those 2...

    ^^ And they'd have to tour to support those 2 albums a year, all the while writing the material for their next album. In the end, they ran themselves ragged.
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    Sticky: Antibody tests are like herbal supplements. Some...

    Antibody tests are like herbal supplements. Some companies' products are good, others are crap. There's no way of really knowing which is which.
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    I myself was extremely slow to adopt the CD. I...

    I myself was extremely slow to adopt the CD. I was still pissed at the obsolescence of the 8-Track tape, then the vinyl record. I was just waiting for a third shoe to drop, and CDs to be phased...
  48. I have an oddball 33" waist size. I used to be...

    I have an oddball 33" waist size. I used to be able to find 33x34 pants at pretty much any store. Now I can only find them online.
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    I still remember SNL Weekend Update after George...

    I still remember SNL Weekend Update after George passed. Dennis Miller said, "George Burns died this week at the age of 101." The graphic was George holding his famous cigar. Dennis continued,...
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    Saturday's episode of SNL ended with a short clip...

    Saturday's episode of SNL ended with a short clip of Eddie, playing with the SNL band back in the day. Host Bill Burr yelled out "Rest in peace Eddie Van Halen!"
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    Sticky: I'll repeat what I wrote earlier in the thread. ...

    I'll repeat what I wrote earlier in the thread. I likely had it in late February, before anyone knew it was endemic. A client at work was homeless and attended the program, just to have someplace...
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    Vinyl is also more substantial for those who want...

    Vinyl is also more substantial for those who want a real, rather than imaginary product...which ALL digital formats arguably are. A record has actual sound waves carved into the grooves. One would...
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    Sticky: Seeing a doctor when sick without worry or...

    Seeing a doctor when sick without worry or hesitation. Oh the tyranny!
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    ^^ Even when I'm home, I can either: 1) search...

    ^^ Even when I'm home, I can either: 1) search shelves of jewel case spines, with their small print and widely varying, contrasting color schemes, or 2) search my easy to read, easy to navigate NAS...
  55. Brick and mortar stores don't even carry things...

    Brick and mortar stores don't even carry things which used to be basic. About a year ago and a half, I was looking for sheet lifters for 3 ring binders. Not even the local Staples or Office Max...
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    Yes, I do own it. The CD is late 70s, early 80s...

    Yes, I do own it. The CD is late 70s, early 80s technology. They only hold 700MB of data, or 800MB of music. That's a paltry amount by today's standards. The 4.5" diameter size may have been...
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    Blackmore had the biggest ego by far. Oh, sorry!...

    Blackmore had the biggest ego by far. Oh, sorry! Wrong band!
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    Sticky: ^^ But there in Canada, whether to even wear a...

    ^^ But there in Canada, whether to even wear a mask isn't a political football like it is here in the US.
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    I'm sure that's fine in the Boston area. Here in...

    I'm sure that's fine in the Boston area. Here in the Phoenix area, traffic is a nightmare...or was before Covid. Plus, the Phoenix area is far more spread out than most major metropolitan areas in...
  60. Not too long ago, I was replacing the wax ring...

    Not too long ago, I was replacing the wax ring under my downstairs toilet. I ran to Ace Hardware literally smelling like s***.
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