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    Forgot all about this. I just ordered. Hooray!

    Forgot all about this. I just ordered. Hooray!
  2. Thread: VDGG box!

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    ^Naturally, I am happy to be corrected! Thanks,...

    ^Naturally, I am happy to be corrected! Thanks, y'all!
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    ^I know we've had this conversation here at some...

    ^I know we've had this conversation here at some point, and I probably should remember the result, but is Fripp actually on "Lemmings"?

    He's clearly on "Lighthouse Keepers" ("Presence of the...
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    Wayside tells me mine is at my local post office....

    Wayside tells me mine is at my local post office. I'm hoping that it'll arrive today. I can't wait to take a chomp out of those delicious packing peanuts. Mmmm. I can taste them now. :)
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    My wife is a big Wilco fan. I must’ve seen them...

    My wife is a big Wilco fan. I must’ve seen them six or seven times now, including at their Blue Sky festival. I know a lot of the songs, but I’ve never really sat down and digested whole albums.
    ...
  6. ^Ach! Thanks. I only skimmed the email Bandcamp...

    ^Ach! Thanks. I only skimmed the email Bandcamp sent me.

    I shall wait, it seems.
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    New album is out. First impressions? It's...

    New album is out. First impressions? It's better than Giants (which I thought was good). There are a few surprising moments (trumpet solo! drum machine!). There are few stand-out tracks.

    I...
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    ^ He certainly did! The whole album is just...

    ^ He certainly did! The whole album is just perfect.

    Remember a few years ago (maybe the 30th anniversary?) when Belew was bandying about the idea of reuniting Crim to tour and play this album? ...
  9. The Ventifacts album is out on Bandcamp today. ...

    The Ventifacts album is out on Bandcamp today.

    Does anyone know if this is getting a physical release? I'll happily grab the digital release if that's the only option, but I'd much rather have...
  10. Thread: MLB 2021

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    ^The Braves’ announcers have been touring Austin...

    ^The Braves’ announcers have been touring Austin Riley for MVP. He’s having a pretty darn good year, probably better than Freeman but …
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    My thought as well. Has there ever been...

    My thought as well.



    Has there ever been a season like this, one where no obvious player has distanced himself from the pack? I can't recall one, but I don't pretend to have a good memory. ...
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    I've really been enjoying the show from 1999...

    I've really been enjoying the show from 1999 included here. The band is smoking--maybe not quite Fairfield Hall smoking, but much more rocking than I had previous given latter-day Caravan credit...
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    AL MVP: Ohtani or Guerrero?

    AL MVP: Ohtani or Guerrero?
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    The show in CLT was excellent. I do hope an...

    The show in CLT was excellent. I do hope an official recording of this tour becomes available.

    My wife and I (she is neither a Primus nor a Rush fan) know our limits, so we skipped the opener....
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    Meh. This thread will do. New archival release...

    Meh. This thread will do.

    New archival release from ‘06. ...
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    Looking forward to hearing this.

    Looking forward to hearing this.
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    One more time … 15428

    One more time …

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    Very, very end of Gen X. Born in ‘78.

    Very, very end of Gen X. Born in ‘78.
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    I'm beginning to think that Stacey is the most...

    I'm beginning to think that Stacey is the most important member to have joined Crimson since Belew and Levin joined in '81.

    By no means am I trying to disparage the contributions of other...
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    That will be the standard moving forward, I...

    That will be the standard moving forward, I assume. I received a physical ticket for the Primus show I went to on Sunday only because I had ordered it in 2019 and requested a physical ticket.
    ...
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    Viddy (now that I'm on a computer and not an...

    Viddy (now that I'm on a computer and not an tablet):


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLzO2pUUm5Q&feature=emb_imp_woyt
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    http://castthedice.org/?p=17590&fbclid=IwAR0Q8GcQX...

    http://castthedice.org/?p=17590&fbclid=IwAR0Q8GcQXLdt8qjpRyEu3oasbgW4RN4fVLQ_84Yw4XyHSLKEhMHYQeabIn0

    New album on the way. Viddy in link. Sometimes Facebook is good for something. Sometimes.
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    I’m in for a tuna sandwich.

    I’m in for a tuna sandwich.
  24. Thread: Iron Maiden!

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    Arrived today from Iron Maiden's shop. Can't...

    Arrived today from Iron Maiden's shop. Can't wait to dig in.
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    ^ Those early days of MTV must've been nuts! I...

    ^ Those early days of MTV must've been nuts! I was a little young, so I have no memory of anything before 1984 or so. (I do have vague memories of hearing "That's All," but I don't know if that's...
  26. Thread: MLB 2021

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    ^ The Marlins are basically half a good team. ...

    ^ The Marlins are basically half a good team. Their team ERA is 11th in the Majors. They can't hit, and I'm sure digging deeper in their pitching stats will reveal some flaws, but they are not a...
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    How long was that game? It was on all freaking...

    How long was that game? It was on all freaking day!
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    I got giddy when the Braves went up five games. I...

    I got giddy when the Braves went up five games. I should’ve known better. The NL East will come down to the last week of play. Braves should make some hay in the next week and a half, though. Nats,...
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    Same! Bring on the hate and condemnation! :)

    Same! Bring on the hate and condemnation! :)
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    I’ve always rather liked “Leave It” … But holy...

    I’ve always rather liked “Leave It” …

    But holy hecking hey! Is that the actual video for it?

    Flat Stanley!
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    A Yes boy band sounds like an idea. Hanging...

    A Yes boy band sounds like an idea.

    Hanging Tough Close to the Edge.

    Feel free to choose good, bad or middling idea.

    It is, nevertheless, an idea.
  32. I really like what Levin does in the closing...

    I really like what Levin does in the closing instrumental section, and it’s a joy to experience “Starless”
    live. When the lights fade to a slow red, and the tempo ramps up, and Collins splits the...
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    Finally picked this up via Wayside. Great...

    Finally picked this up via Wayside.

    Great package. Happy to have it and look forward to digging in especially as I’d only heard the debut.
  34. A stand-alone version of Momentary Lapse of...

    A stand-alone version of Momentary Lapse of Reason is set for an October release. Vinyl, CD and Blu-Ray in various combos.

    I’m certainly in for this.
  35. The evolution of this band from the Toronto...

    The evolution of this band from the Toronto release is not necessarily ground-breaking but significant.

    For me, “Starless” has never been improved upon since the original studio recording. I put...
  36. Thread: VDGG box!

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    Come for the "Dimunitions"; stay for the big box...

    Come for the "Dimunitions"; stay for the big box fondle. :)
  37. Thread: VDGG box!

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    We wouldn’t do that. It would be nasty.

    We wouldn’t do that. It would be nasty.
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    I’m curious, too, but not hopeful.

    I’m curious, too, but not hopeful.
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    I guess I better get up to speed, then!

    I guess I better get up to speed, then!
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    Thanks, guys! My father-in-law is a professor...

    Thanks, guys! My father-in-law is a professor emeritus at UGA, so he was able to score us tix (he is unable to attend himself). I don't expect UGA to win--I can't even name their QB this year--but...
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    Surely the strike zone is more consistently...

    Surely the strike zone is more consistently called than it was in the mid-90s, right? Nobody is getting the calls Greg Maddux was regularly and consistently getting.
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    Charlotte at Bank of America (Carolina Panthers...

    Charlotte at Bank of America (Carolina Panthers home stadium).

    I will have my Georgia red on.
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    Going to Georgia/Clemson next weekend. It’s going...

    Going to Georgia/Clemson next weekend. It’s going to be nuts.
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    ^I thought it was a nice narrative. Definitely...

    ^I thought it was a nice narrative. Definitely anecdotal, but I wasn't expecting a Fangraphs-style deep-dive into numbers and technology. It was good to hear how everyone from big shots (Bill...
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    "Larks' Five" and "Islands":...

    "Larks' Five" and "Islands":
    https://www.dgmlive.com/news/ltia5-islands-new-tracks-from-orlando-and-atlanta
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    There’s an article in this week’s New Yorker...

    There’s an article in this week’s New Yorker about this very topic:

    https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/08/30/invasion-of-the-robot-umpires

    I haven’t had a chance to read it yet, so I can’t...
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    ^I think it’s a merger of di Cioccio’s and...

    ^I think it’s a merger of di Cioccio’s and Djivas’ faces.
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    Groovy. Thanks for the heads up.

    Groovy. Thanks for the heads up.
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    Steve, Do you have to call Janet Jackson “Miss...

    Steve,

    Do you have to call Janet Jackson “Miss Jackson?”

    You know.

    Because you’re nasty?
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    Watched through the fourth or so in both...

    Watched through the fourth or so in both Braves/Yanks games. Obviously, I’d prefer a different outcome, but it doesn’t seem like the Braves were outplayed so much as outmatched. I was surprised by...
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    Listening to the live show now. A little noodly,...

    Listening to the live show now. A little noodly, but I suppose that’s to be expected from this line up. Sound quality is excellent. Need to digest the performance further, but initial impression is...
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    I'm in the same boat as Kelman (though I managed...

    I'm in the same boat as Kelman (though I managed to get through Better By Far in my before box set collecting). I've had a chance to listen to for the first time Cool Water, All Over You and The...
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    ^Yep! I’ve got that one, too. Makes me think...

    ^Yep! I’ve got that one, too. Makes me think what a very audience friendly model KC have. Not too many bands give away entire live albums during their tours.
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    "Red" is up:...

    "Red" is up:
    https://www.dgmlive.com/news/red-download-from-st-augustine-fl

    If you're saying, "Red? I've got 30 some versions of it already." Do check this one out. They ditched that weird...
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    The way I figure, I've got at least another...

    The way I figure, I've got at least another thirty years or so to get through it . . .

    For those picking up the box and replacing your old albums, hang on to your BBC sessions. They're not...
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    April 29, 2022 The Plaza Live Orlando, FL May...

    April 29, 2022 The Plaza Live Orlando, FL
    May 1, 2022 Center Stage Theater Atlanta, GA
    May 3, 2022 Cat's Cradle Carrboro, NC
    May 4, 2022 City Winery DC Washington, DC
    May 5, 2022 Sony...
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    Signed box set arrived today from Wayside. Thanks...

    Signed box set arrived today from Wayside. Thanks as always for the quick service!

    Holy shit! This thing is going to take a long time to get through.
  58. Thread: MLB 2021

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    Agreed. Yankees are starting two left-handed...

    Agreed. Yankees are starting two left-handed pitchers (Montgomery and Heaney), and the Braves have been hitting lefties very well (though it doesn't show up in the splits that much--of course, the...
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    And they’re home, too. That’s got to be some...

    And they’re home, too.

    That’s got to be some kind of competitive advantage, right?
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    Collins shines on both of these tunes,...

    Collins shines on both of these tunes, particularly on “Indiscipline.”
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