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    Indeed. Rail thin women with big boobs simply...

    Indeed. Rail thin women with big boobs simply isn't found in nature. It only occurs in a plastic surgeon's O.R.
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    Yesterday I was in a record store whose specialty...

    Yesterday I was in a record store whose specialty is affordable music. The proprietor told a customer on the phone they were considering buying used CDs again. Used vinyl is becoming too expensive,...
  3. The original vinyl sounds fantastic. If it ain't...

    The original vinyl sounds fantastic. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
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    The Cards surprised the hell out of all of us...

    The Cards surprised the hell out of all of us here in Phoenix. Blowing the hell out of the Titans last week, then just squeaking by Vikes yesterday. In their second preseason game, the Cards stunk...
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    ^^(et al)^^ I believe it was a documentary on the...

    ^^(et al)^^ I believe it was a documentary on the history of rock'n'roll, up to that point. In one such doc, my mom commented on how the Rolling Stones, and David Bowie looked like women during...
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    Antony Kalugin's many bands and projects feature...

    Antony Kalugin's many bands and projects feature an accordion player as part of the lineup.
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    The more generous one is with one's autograph,...

    The more generous one is with one's autograph, the less valuable that autograph becomes. Supply and demand.
  8. The entire Wagner Ring cycle. Putting death off...

    The entire Wagner Ring cycle. Putting death off for as long as possible.
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    When he convinced David Hasselhoff to say,...

    When he convinced David Hasselhoff to say, "Germans love me." Classic.
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    If you have a chance to watch the video, or hear...

    I don't own any Blood Sweat & Tears albums, but I think I should.[/QUOTE]

    If you have a chance to watch the video, or hear the recording from the Chicago/Blood Sweat and Tears joint tour, do so. ...
  11. My point was the entire premise of the Bell Curve...

    My point was the entire premise of the Bell Curve book was an attempt to prove the superiority of the white "race." Simply stating there's a curve of intelligence, in which there's a massive bulge...
  12. For relatively short classical pieces, there's...

    For relatively short classical pieces, there's Mussorgsky's Night On Bald Mountain, and Orff's O Fortuna.
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    His impression of David Letterman was funny as...

    His impression of David Letterman was funny as hell. Sad loss.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaanNNI0WAE
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    Cockatiels are great at whistling.

    Cockatiels are great at whistling.
  15. Radio overplay is what killed Hootie and the...

    Radio overplay is what killed Hootie and the Blowfish. Darius and Co. watched their career flush down the toilet in real time, but they were powerless to make it stop.
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    Dick Cavett was the reason Joni Mitchell canceled...

    Dick Cavett was the reason Joni Mitchell canceled Woodstock at the last minute. After it turned into the zoo that it was, her manager advised her if she went to Woodstock, she may not make it to NYC...
  17. BOA had the misfortune of being caught up in the...

    BOA had the misfortune of being caught up in the "Satanic" scare of the early 80s. Along with Zeppelin, ELO, the Beatles among others. Nobody deserves that.
  18. The part where there are a handful a super...

    The part where there are a handful a super geniuses at the high end, a handful of profoundly developmentally disabled at the low end, and everyone else falling somewhere in between is true. The part...
  19. I once knew a guy who listened to Metallica's...

    I once knew a guy who listened to Metallica's Black Album every day. Even more than a decade after it came out. When he came to my house and I was playing something other than that, he asked why I...
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    CD quality audio doesn't have the same headroom...

    CD quality audio doesn't have the same headroom as Hi-Res audio. It maxes out at 0dB. Here's what the Audacity Find Clipping tool found in the Hi-Res file....

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    When I play the Hi-Res tracks downloaded from...

    When I play the Hi-Res tracks downloaded from HDTracks in the Acoustica audio editor, it clearly shows peaks crossing the 0dB threshold, into positive territory. 24/96 Hi-Res has more headroom, able...
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    And of course, there's the movie scene with John...

    And of course, there's the movie scene with John Cusack standing outside his love interest's window, holding a boom box over his head, playing In Your Eyes.
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    Richard Wagner was also a militant antisemite. ...

    Richard Wagner was also a militant antisemite. That doesn't stop us from enjoying his operas.
  24. NBC has been airing a game show called College...

    NBC has been airing a game show called College Bowl. As the name implies, teams of 3 students form each school engage in an academic competition. One student on one team is heavily into music, and...
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    The new music videos were made with avatars of...

    The new music videos were made with avatars of themselves, using motion capture. As if we care they all look older. Don't we all?
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    The Cards absolutely sucked in their last...

    The Cards absolutely sucked in their last preseason game. On the plane flying to New Orleans for their 3rd and final game, they had to turn around in the air and come home due to Ida. They...
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    Normally, a digital file will have blank space at...

    Normally, a digital file will have blank space at the end.....

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    Beyond the Years looks more like this. It looks like I'm viewing the middle of the file, but it is in fact the end.....
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    Beyond the Years doesn't just end abruptly, the...

    Beyond the Years doesn't just end abruptly, the entire digital file is cut short. That combined with the many peaks crossing the 0dB threshold indicates whomever mastered it was asleep on the job.
  29. Listening later in life, those 2 albums sounded...

    Listening later in life, those 2 albums sounded like something a junior high schooler would like.
  30. When I was in 6th and 7th grade, I played the...

    When I was in 6th and 7th grade, I played the hell out of KISS Destroyer and Alive I.
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    In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida was probably the first album I...

    In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida was probably the first album I bought with a side long epic. Thanks for the memories Ron.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1bAaNOZUlQ

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1bAaNOZUlQ
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    I took the plunge and bought it from HDTracks. I...

    I took the plunge and bought it from HDTracks. I can report there are indeed many peaks in positive dB territory...never a good thing. I was able to easily fix it by running the tracks through the...
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    NBC brings it back every spring for a short...

    NBC brings it back every spring for a short season. Well worth the watch.
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    Is it really a cover if the original vocalist...

    Is it really a cover if the original vocalist sings it?


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvAf9bQIpU0
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    It's available in Hi-Res on HDTracks. Playing...

    It's available in Hi-Res on HDTracks. Playing the camples causes clipping sounds in my speakers every time the snare hits, so I'm a little hesitant to buy it.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DT4jSM96Ebo

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DT4jSM96Ebo
  38. ^^ Why Dontcha

    ^^ Why Dontcha
  39. Gave B.M.S. and Darwin! 1991 another spin last...

    Gave B.M.S. and Darwin! 1991 another spin last night. I put my finger on why they sound so cheesy. In addition to the electronic drums, the guitar and bass totally fake. No doubt played on the...
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    Composer John Williams in Sky.

    Composer John Williams in Sky.
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    The Edge of U2 has a sizable pedalboard. He...

    The Edge of U2 has a sizable pedalboard. He continues to tour and perform live with all the original pedals used on every recorded song.
  42. I recently picked up an album with Leslie, Corky...

    I recently picked up an album with Leslie, Corky and Jack Bruce. Enjoyable listen.
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    Initially, cassettes were inferior and suitable...

    Initially, cassettes were inferior and suitable only for voice recording. 8-Tracks moving at twice the speed, 3 3/4IPS vs 1 7/8IPs, were superior in sound quality. The game changed with Dolby Noise...
  44. In the early 80s when school buses only had AM...

    In the early 80s when school buses only had AM radios, one kid played Rush 2112 repeatedly over the intercom. He sat in the front seat directly behind the driver, and held the open mic to the...
  45. But even the English language "Banco" (featured...

    But even the English language "Banco" (featured in this video) is different from the original Italian language version, "Banco del mutuo Socorso."
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    Larry Fast, aka Synergy has scored more...

    Larry Fast, aka Synergy has scored more productions than one can count.
  47. Or do like Keith Richards and snort your parents'...

    Or do like Keith Richards and snort your parents' ashes.
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    Both Johnny and June Carter Cash appeared in an...

    Both Johnny and June Carter Cash appeared in an episode of Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman.
  49. Mahavishnu Orchestra Visions of the Emerald Beyond

    Mahavishnu Orchestra Visions of the Emerald Beyond
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    Smoke on the Water in any Guitar Shop. ...

    Smoke on the Water in any Guitar Shop. Please......make it stop!
  51. Triumph Surveillance and Jerry Goodman Ariel. In...

    Triumph Surveillance and Jerry Goodman Ariel. In the mid to late 80s when they came out, they really clicked with me. I bought the former specifically because Steve Morse contributed to 2 songs.
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    The closing track Ground Zero is quite prolific.

    The closing track Ground Zero is quite prolific.
  53. Both my parents came down with what's likely a...

    Both my parents came down with what's likely a Delta Variant breakthrough infection. Both were vaccinated. A week ago today, some a-hole directly behind them came to church sick, coughing and...
  54. The Spock's Beard Snow Live DVD.

    The Spock's Beard Snow Live DVD.
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    ^^ Yes, with Glen Frey's son taking his mantle. ...

    ^^ Yes, with Glen Frey's son taking his mantle. Also with Vince Gill joining the band.
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    Sometimes genius can't be rushed. It took Brahms...

    Sometimes genius can't be rushed. It took Brahms 10 years to complete his first Symphony.
  57. The US Navy routinely performs burials at sea. ...

    The US Navy routinely performs burials at sea. They used to bury entire bodies, but now can only bury ashes...unless their name is Osama Bin Laden. While I was deployed, a couple of ceremonies were...
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    Reminder: when George W. Bush had just sealed the...

    Reminder: when George W. Bush had just sealed the nomination, he tasked Cheney with finding him the best VP candidate. Cheney decided after "searching" that he himself was the best candidate. ...
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    Mike Richards deciding he's the best choice in...

    Mike Richards deciding he's the best choice in his own search is like Dick Cheney deciding he's the best VP candidate in his own search. Not to get political.
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    There was a hi-fi repair and resale shop a few...

    There was a hi-fi repair and resale shop a few miles south of me. They were one of only a few repair shops in a metro area of more than 3 million. They suddenly and unexpectedly closed their doors....
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