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  1. 50% Norwegian 45% Swedish 5% Northern European...

    50% Norwegian
    45% Swedish
    5% Northern European (someone brought into the family a couple centuries ago)

    The Swedish side has never been successfully traced back, but my paternal grandma's...
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    Regular HBO. Episode one aired Friday night,...

    Regular HBO. Episode one aired Friday night, episode two on Saturday. Now to be repeated to infinity. I snared them on the DVR.
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    I saw this as well. Darker than Ritchie's usual...

    I saw this as well. Darker than Ritchie's usual fare. The two big flashbacks kill the pace of the movie though I guess I kinda sorta enjoyed it.
  4. Thread: Whitesnake

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    I'm revisiting this thread because I'm listening...

    I'm revisiting this thread because I'm listening to a compilation of early Whitesnake. The lyrics are abysmal but damn the playing is fine and the guitar work is fantastic. Dave's lyrics make Ian...
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    I suspect this, like Mad Max: Fury Road, will...

    I suspect this, like Mad Max: Fury Road, will need an entire thread of its own.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWGvntl9itE
  6. Thread: R.I.P. Vangelis

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    RIP Vangelis. I never was a fan of Chariots of...

    RIP Vangelis. I never was a fan of Chariots of Fire - it got so overplayed but his other work was astounding.
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    I have zero interest in the media circus/shitshow...

    I have zero interest in the media circus/shitshow that is the Johnny Depp/Amber Heard trial but I am starting to get a hankering to watch the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie. That was one damn...
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    Keith was the absolute epitome of the unreliable...

    Keith was the absolute epitome of the unreliable narrator but damn, there were some great stories buried in that book.
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    I am always on the hunt for the latest and finest...

    I am always on the hunt for the latest and finest music players for computer but I keep coming back to my old faves: Windows Media Player and JRiver Media Jukebox. Those are the only two that...
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    We're watching it - insane, horrifying, and...

    We're watching it - insane, horrifying, and hilarious
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    I'm open to it. On both Common Ground and Welcome...

    I'm open to it. On both Common Ground and Welcome to the Planet it was a bit jarring to me when anyone other than David took the vocals. So please, keep everyone else in the background and just let...
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    DAMN, the El Mocambo album is the shit! First...

    DAMN, the El Mocambo album is the shit! First song is so-so but they catch fire after that. Even the tunes off Black and Blue are breathing fire.
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    Yeah, it's great. It really feels like they're...

    Yeah, it's great. It really feels like they're just picked up where they left off, rather than phoning in some halfass reboot. We get some old favorites (Buddy, Paul Bellini) but they're covering new...
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    Supposedly that's James T's brother, a biologist

    Supposedly that's James T's brother, a biologist
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    At home, I want lossless whenever possible played...

    At home, I want lossless whenever possible played on the best equipment I can afford. But if I am exercising or whatever, MP3s are fine to crank through my cheaper set of headphones.
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    I think you're thinking of Fred Willard, who died...

    I think you're thinking of Fred Willard, who died in 2020. Fred Ward was in Tremors and many other films.
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    They need to avoid the tired old jokes about...

    They need to avoid the tired old jokes about being tired and old. Sounds like the premise will be they owed a reunion concert in the contract with their deceased manager. The manager's daughter is...
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    I see that to get the Plexamp, I need to sign up...

    I see that to get the Plexamp, I need to sign up for Plex Pass. Nope, the last thing I need is yet another subscription.
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    I got this off Bandcamp a month ago, along with...

    I got this off Bandcamp a month ago, along with Acheron. I'm really liking these guys.
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    I watched Death on the Nile and agree that it was...

    I watched Death on the Nile and agree that it was a disappointment. I didn't mind adding some backstory to Poirot and the visual aspect to the film was stunning, but the pacing was all wrong. Plus,...
  21. My deepest condolences. We lost two pets last...

    My deepest condolences. We lost two pets last year and man, it just SUCKS HARD. I'm glad you had your sons with you.
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    Urban fantasy is not my thing but I'll give it a...

    Urban fantasy is not my thing but I'll give it a shot.
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    We watched the first episode of Star Trek:...

    We watched the first episode of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. There were a few missteps but on the whole they hit the beats the original series laid down. I'll have the conn for the duration of the...
  24. Thread: MLB 2022

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    Looks like we're back to the dead ball era ...

    Looks like we're back to the dead ball era

    https://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/mlb-home-runs-are-way-down-so-far-in-2022-heres-how-the-leagues-recent-tinkering-deadened-the-baseball/
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    We still have cable and there's a lot we watch on...

    We still have cable and there's a lot we watch on it. My wife is a news junkie, I have to have my baseball, there's a few series that we use the DVR to capture. Plus, it's from a local coop, not...
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    I suppose that Duncan would know the location of...

    I suppose that Duncan would know the location of that digital cemetery.
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    Exile on Main St, the accidental masterpiece,...

    Exile on Main St, the accidental masterpiece, turns 50 this month.

    In the 00s, I worked with several young men who were heavily into alt rock and little else. Of course, they were quite derisive...
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    I finally watched The Batman. I have thoughts. ...

    I finally watched The Batman. I have thoughts.

    Cons: Yeah, it was too damn long and ponderous in places. There was also at least two or three endings, one would have been enough. And just a few...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgaLlP0xmqE

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgaLlP0xmqE
  30. I didn't get the deluxe 2112, mostly because I...

    I didn't get the deluxe 2112, mostly because I had no interest in the covers disc and the monochrome footage at the Capital never looked good to me. Great show, but mediocre visuals. I've got All the...
  31. Thread: MLB 2022

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    Twins are starting to feast on their division....

    Twins are starting to feast on their division. Seven in a row now. But now they travel to Tampa which will be less friendly.
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    Metal Lords is high on my list. I highly doubt my...

    Metal Lords is high on my list. I highly doubt my wife will watch it with me.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-TdYAA9Y3k

    Original song 'Machinery of Torment' written by Tom Morello and...
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    I heard last night that a lot of clubs are now...

    I heard last night that a lot of clubs are now keeping the balls in a humidor. The downside to this is that the balls are a little deader in the spring. The upside for hitters is that once it warms...
  34. I don't mind Ian's voice on TAAB 2, when he's...

    I don't mind Ian's voice on TAAB 2, when he's singing/speaking material that's in his range. But I wouldn't pay to hear that voice trying to sing old songs, not to mention hear that beloved material...
  35. Thread: Rush live gigs

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    That and the AZ show are my go-to boots for that...

    That and the AZ show are my go-to boots for that era.
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    Astounding stages. The fans that pay those...

    Astounding stages. The fans that pay those sky-high ticket prices are certainly getting something spectacular.
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    THIS! I came very late to Camel. I had never...

    THIS!

    I came very late to Camel. I had never paid attention to them until I started coming to PE. And now...this is the good stuff. No, it doesn't rock and the vocals are tame but it doth soothe...
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    And that's exactly what I came here looking for....

    And that's exactly what I came here looking for. Thanks, Firth!
  39. Thread: Rush live gigs

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    Apparently I overdid it playing live Rush in my...

    Apparently I overdid it playing live Rush in my office the other day, or so my wife told me. :lol
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    So what's the latest on video technology and...

    So what's the latest on video technology and availability? I assume that instead of tariffs we're now dealing with supply chain issues.
  41. Thread: JAZZ Discussion

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    For Record Store Day, a new Mingus live release ...

    For Record Store Day, a new Mingus live release

    https://www.npr.org/2022/04/22/1094097303/charles-mingus-centennial-100-protest-contradiction
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    Don't forget, "Children of the Night...shut up!"...

    Don't forget, "Children of the Night...shut up!" Or "I don't smoke...shit."
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    It kills me how many of those lines were recycled...

    It kills me how many of those lines were recycled in Love at First Bite
  44. Thread: MLB 2022

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    That junior college pitcher/linebacker has been...

    That junior college pitcher/linebacker has been booted from the baseball team.
    ...
  45. That was utterly dreadful. There's a thread on...

    That was utterly dreadful. There's a thread on Hoffman on how badly his voice has deteriorated.
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    The second one used a batch of JJ Abrams favorite...

    The second one used a batch of JJ Abrams favorite idjits as writers and was so woefully full of horrific plot holes and lapses of logic it could almost be viewed as a comedy. Behold:...
  47. Thread: Happy 420

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    We live fifty miles as the crows flies from...

    We live fifty miles as the crows flies from Montana, which went legal. From what I see, if the majority of the population of a county voted for legalization, then the noble herb can be sold there. So...
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    OK, so I read the article below ...

    OK, so I read the article below

    https://slate.com/culture/2022/04/slough-house-books-slow-horses-mick-herron-review.html

    because there's a new TV series on a service that I no longer subscribe...
  49. I saw 2112 and Hemispheres. They were...

    I saw 2112 and Hemispheres. They were extraordinary.
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    Last night we streamed the comedy special...

    Last night we streamed the comedy special Rothaniel on HBOMAX. It's a different style, as much of a confessional as a comedy show, with Jerrod Carmichael going off of the theme of the secrets an...
  51. I finally listened to the show. Sitting back far...

    I finally listened to the show. Sitting back far enough, the hard pan to the left on the guitar is not as annoying as it is through headphones. I can live with it. It's a seriously great show. They...
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    I recently read The Fifty Year Mission: The First...

    I recently read The Fifty Year Mission: The First Twenty-Five Years. It's an oral history. The chapter on the first movie will make you beat your head against the wall in frustration. Paramount...
  53. I don't know why they had to cram the guitar into...

    I don't know why they had to cram the guitar into the left channel. I did a quick check on other live releases and there's guitar coming out of the right as well. Reminds of those first few Van Halen...
  54. A lot on PE were critical of Rush in Rio but I...

    A lot on PE were critical of Rush in Rio but I think that one had a nice raw, seat-of-our-pants feel to it.
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    Set in the 1980s, a couple of KGB spies play a...

    Set in the 1980s, a couple of KGB spies play a married couple living near DC. They have two children in their teens. A FBI agent and his family live across the street and we see a lot of action...
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    And apparently there's some thought in Warner...

    And apparently there's some thought in Warner Brothers of pulling the plug entirely on the Fantastic Beasts series. The new film is doing poorly at the box office and critical reception is tepid.
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    Please, enlighten me. It looks like this game is...

    Please, enlighten me. It looks like this game is just free to download. Do you choose your own path/adventure or do you have to team up with others?
  58. My condolences. Stay productive with your work...

    My condolences. Stay productive with your work and your music, it will pull you through.
  59. Thread: MLB 2022

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    The two Yanks the Twins picked up are doing well....

    The two Yanks the Twins picked up are doing well. That trade and the free agent signing it lead to, are a game changer.
  60. Thread: MLB 2022

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    Yes. That shit makes me want to bang my head...

    Yes. That shit makes me want to bang my head against a brick wall. Fortunately, some of these will merge. Some players, like HBOMAX, are getting aggressive in acquiring content to keep up with...
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