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  1. Forgive me for being pedantic but ... It's a...

    Forgive me for being pedantic but ... It's a biography, not an autobiography - though it does (apparently) contain large chunks of Johnny Twinkle's unfinished autobiography.
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eGs5sW09zw ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eGs5sW09zw

    Or, for the purists,


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YbfvIG1IIw
  3. No. Just no. I am a big fan of creative covers,...

    No. Just no. I am a big fan of creative covers, but this is actually a destructive cover: they took one of the prettiest pieces in the flonkus genre, and made large parts of it, well, ugly.
  4. If he hadn't before, he has now...

    If he hadn't before, he has now...
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    That's it! And though I didn't find it so scary I...

    That's it! And though I didn't find it so scary I did think it was pretty damn well done. Thank you!
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    Robert A. Heinlein's "new" book, The Pursuit of...

    Robert A. Heinlein's "new" book, The Pursuit of the Pankera. This is really weird: the first 150 or so pages are identical to those of a book Heinlein published in 1980, "The Number of the Beast--",...
  7. I didn't actually hear much of "Vrooom Vrooom" in...

    I didn't actually hear much of "Vrooom Vrooom" in there, but it's a nice arrangement and I'm very impressed by the mix, The electric instruments are neither overwhelming nor lost in the sea of sound,...
  8. Hunh. Who's singing on that?

    Hunh. Who's singing on that?
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    H'mmm. As long as we're discussing Outer Limits...

    H'mmm. As long as we're discussing Outer Limits episodes, there's one I saw as a kid that I've never been able to find and would like to. I was very small and afraid of "science fiction", which in my...
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    Of all these SF anthology shows I still think the...

    Of all these SF anthology shows I still think the best was The Outer Limits. "Demon with the Glass Hand" alone kicked the ass of Serling's best.
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    OK, let's clarify: I'm talking about songwriters,...

    OK, let's clarify: I'm talking about songwriters, not bands. But the "Ballad of John and Yoko" definitely counts since John wrote it.
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    Named a song after themselves?

    In the thread about Manu Dibongo, someone called him one of the "few" to name a song after himself. I don't think it's all that rare, and now I want to put together a playlist of such songs.

    Off...
  13. Damn, but this makes me feel old. I remember when...

    Damn, but this makes me feel old. I remember when most of these songs were hits...
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    We also went with the D+ bundle. Looks like a...

    We also went with the D+ bundle. Looks like a fairly good deal (though I could live without the ESPN part).
  15. Sheb Wooley, "Purple People Eater".

    Sheb Wooley, "Purple People Eater".
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    Beautiful. I think this young lady may have a...

    Beautiful.

    I think this young lady may have a future in music. :)
  17. The Who have a lot of studio material they never...

    The Who have a lot of studio material they never played live. For example, only about four songs off By Numbers and just about anything after it have ever been played live; they were too invested in...
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    I think the best thing on there is the rendition...

    I think the best thing on there is the rendition of "Still ... You Turn Me On." The "Hoedown" is pretty good too.
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    Thanks to the list above I finally watched Safety...

    Thanks to the list above I finally watched Safety Last. Dear God, that's brilliant, and it's on UToob.
  20. QFT. And the synth solo is a pathetic replacement...

    QFT. And the synth solo is a pathetic replacement for Todd's guitar solo.
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    I love Todd Rundgren but that 21CSM lacks...

    I love Todd Rundgren but that 21CSM lacks punch...and the vital middle section is replaced by "bits of Emerson". Perhaps that's the way ELP did it live; I've never heard them perform it. But it lacks...
  22. News yesterday says she had a bad stroke:...

    News yesterday says she had a bad stroke: https://www.francedimanche.fr/actualites/catherine-ribeiro-terrassee-par-un-avc
  23. She tolerates it, but actually likes some...

    She tolerates it, but actually likes some Collins-era stuff.
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    The Day the Sun Died, by Yan Lianke. Really...

    The Day the Sun Died, by Yan Lianke. Really weird. An entire village in China starts somnambulating. Also, corpse oil.
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    H'mmm. My local station never broadcast such an...

    H'mmm. My local station never broadcast such an episode. I'll have to see about picking up the DVDs.

    Jebus, it's $150 on Amazon. I'll have to do without it.
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    Clicked the Pre-Order link and Cleopatra couldn't...

    Clicked the Pre-Order link and Cleopatra couldn't find it...
  27. My wife actively likes Peter Gabriel and Pink...

    My wife actively likes Peter Gabriel and Pink Floyd, and actually got me into Tull beyond Aqualung. Most of my other music she tolerates, but not King Crimson and anything in that vague neighborhood.
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    My favorite variation on the man-on-the-run theme...

    My favorite variation on the man-on-the-run theme was Nowhere Man, about a photographer who takes some photos of a CIA (or such) black op and finds his entire life erased. People he loves deny...
  29. That drumming (on "Witchy Tai To") is not Moon-y...

    That drumming (on "Witchy Tai To") is not Moon-y at all. Too disciplined.
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    Wait Until Dark is the only movie that I can...

    Wait Until Dark is the only movie that I can honestly say ever scared me.

    "Scary" movies generally don't. They can make me feel anxiety, tension, revulsion, and a variety of other feelings, but...
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    Nice. I particularly like the "Mars Attacks!"...

    Nice. I particularly like the "Mars Attacks!" Martian.
  32. Ummmm... Magma much?

    Ummmm... Magma much?
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    13886
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    Also Vir from Babylon 5.

    Also Vir from Babylon 5.
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    Given that they go to a lot of trouble to...

    Given that they go to a lot of trouble to establish that Kane dies alone...how do the reporters know about his last word?
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    Well, that certainly went in unexpected...

    Well, that certainly went in unexpected directions!
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    There's something about that tune that makes me...

    There's something about that tune that makes me think of beer. (And I don't like beer.) Pretty effective.
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    Along similar lines, there was "Love, American...

    Along similar lines, there was "Love, American Style". Oy.
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    The Who "Doctor, Doctor" Roches "My Sick Mind"

    The Who "Doctor, Doctor"
    Roches "My Sick Mind"
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    Protoprog: Eyes of Blue

    Has anyone ever heard of these guys? They seem to sit right where psychedelic rock was merging into what we might call prog. I've heard one song and I quite liked it.
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    I saw her on stage, once, in The Trojan Women, as...

    I saw her on stage, once, in The Trojan Women, as Hecuba. She was amazeballs.
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    The big change since then is, I think, pacing....

    The big change since then is, I think, pacing. It's a lot faster these days, to the point where the audience doesn't have time to digest one plot point before the next one distracts them. This is, of...
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    They've definitely got the instrumental chops for...

    They've definitely got the instrumental chops for this:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpBZDnhvsP0

    I just hope Claypool doesn't try to sing in Geddy Lee's range. I've seen a few videos where...
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    Honestly, I thought most sitcoms were pretty damn...

    Honestly, I thought most sitcoms were pretty damn dumb until the early '70s with MASH, All in the Family, Mary Tyler Moore, and Newhart. But that's probably just me.

    I loved F-Troop when I was 8:...
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    Finished Daltrey's book, which was quite good....

    Finished Daltrey's book, which was quite good. Now ploughing into the second volume of a future-fantasy a la The Stand, by romance novelist Nora Roberts. The first volume was better than one would...
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    ^^^But then, so many things are...

    ^^^But then, so many things are...
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    "Hogan's Heroes" - the "Nazis were kind of cute...

    "Hogan's Heroes" - the "Nazis were kind of cute and not all bad" show.
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    No west coast leg this year. >sigh

    No west coast leg this year. >sigh<
  49. Just listened to that Montreux session - wow,...

    Just listened to that Montreux session - wow, that's kind of industrial jazz, innit?
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    Actual book. I don't really do audiobooks (though...

    Actual book. I don't really do audiobooks (though I suppose it could've been a Kindle book).
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    Just started Roger Daltrey's book, Thanks a Lot,...

    Just started Roger Daltrey's book, Thanks a Lot, Mr Kibblewhite. Pretty entertaining so far.
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    Never heard of McCoy Tyner, eh? Get yourself a...

    Never heard of McCoy Tyner, eh?

    Get yourself a copy of John Coltrane's A Love Supreme. Listen to it at least three times before judging, if you can manage that. Tyner is the piano player on that...
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    Whippersnappers. The best Joker is still Cesar...

    Whippersnappers. The best Joker is still Cesar Romero.
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    Sorry, I'll see your Alistair Reynolds and raise...

    Sorry, I'll see your Alistair Reynolds and raise you a Kim Stanley Robinson.
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    This logic is what I used for years to excuse my...

    This logic is what I used for years to excuse my buying bootlegs -- not pirates! -- from, well, places that shall go unnamed because certain federal agencies would probably still come down on them...
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    Burdz doant spel tu gud.

    Burdz doant spel tu gud.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AClLDiM_gYU

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AClLDiM_gYU
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    ^^ Even better is the two-disc Live at the...

    ^^ Even better is the two-disc Live at the Fillmore East set taken from the same set of concerts.
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    OK, who else is going to Yoshi's? Should we have...

    OK, who else is going to Yoshi's? Should we have a meetup?
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    Dear Lord, how could I have missed Live Rust?!?

    Dear Lord, how could I have missed Live Rust?!?
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