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    This and Relayer are all the Yes I need, honestly.

    This and Relayer are all the Yes I need, honestly.
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    Is it just me or is Rutherford beginning to look...

    Is it just me or is Rutherford beginning to look like Christopher Lee?
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    Enjoy. That's just amazing - though her Broken...

    Enjoy. That's just amazing - though her Broken Earth trilogy is even better.
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    The Rise of Magicks, the conclusion to Nora...

    The Rise of Magicks, the conclusion to Nora Roberts's epic post-apocalyptic fantasy trilogy. The first two book were pretty good. So far, this one is meh, but I'll finish it and see if it gets any...
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    The movie was actually based on a book, MASH: A...

    The movie was actually based on a book, MASH: A Novel About Three Army Doctors, by Richard Hooker. There were sequels; the only one I remember was MASH Goes to Maine. Looking at Amazon I also see...
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    It's nice, but the drums are a bit muffled . . .

    It's nice, but the drums are a bit muffled . . .
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    GOtta go with Wait Until Dark, the only movie...

    GOtta go with Wait Until Dark, the only movie ever to give me nightmares.
  8. If you were 15 in 1973, we are the same age. I...

    If you were 15 in 1973, we are the same age. I can only conclude that you not only weren't a user, but weren't real big on watching the News.

    Leary played one of the coolest practical jokes in...
  9. Do you know the difference between a violin and a...

    Do you know the difference between a violin and a viola?

    A viola burns longer...
  10. Umm. Not to be excessively pedantic but ... in...

    Umm.

    Not to be excessively pedantic but ... in 1973, Timothy Leary wasn't dead ... So he didn't have a widow ... I'm just sayin' here ...
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    The Amazing Randi

    I guess he'll find out now whether he was right about the supernatural.

    Unless, of course, he was.
  12. He was an amazing character. Literally walked out...

    He was an amazing character. Literally walked out of his jail cell, over the roof to freedom and stayed at large for ten years until he turned himself in.
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    My brain is bleeding. That video definitely...

    My brain is bleeding. That video definitely belongs in the "worst of all time" thread.
  14. What a - literally - thudding performance. If...

    What a - literally - thudding performance. If there was any likelihood of my buying that album, it is gone, gone, gone.
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    So, um. Whatever happened to the Progressive Ears...

    So, um. Whatever happened to the Progressive Ears Memories video? I watched the first bit of it and then couldn't find it again...
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    ^^^ A collaboration between Yes and the Police. I...

    ^^^ A collaboration between Yes and the Police. I love it.

    "Young teacher, the subject of seasoned witch fantasy..."

    "He gets up, she goes down..."
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    Well, if you want to go there... So...

    Well, if you want to go there...

    [quote]So come on you childhood heroes,
    won't you rise up from the pages
    of your comic boooks and supercrooks
    and show us all the way?
    Well, make your will...
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    ^^^ Nice! Was unaware of them.

    ^^^ Nice! Was unaware of them.
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    When the Whippoorwill Whippers in the Wind We'll...

    When the Whippoorwill Whippers in the Wind We'll Snuggle Against the Cold
    A Soft Cuddly Baby and Her Teddy Bear
    What Are You?
    Rock Climbin' Time Again
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    Or: "I've got a great new knock-knock joke....

    Or:

    "I've got a great new knock-knock joke. You start."

    "Okay, knock knock."

    "Who's there?"
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    ...and Several Butchers' Aprons The Choir...

    ...and Several Butchers' Aprons
    The Choir Invisible
    I've Got a Piece of Brain Lodged in Me Head
    A Very Naughty Boy
    Some Call Me Tim
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    Contrariwise, I think Hendrix would have moved...

    Contrariwise, I think Hendrix would have moved more towards jazz and, ultimately, fusion. I have no real evidence for this but it seems to fit.
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    Good choice. I saw her as a backing singer with...

    Good choice. I saw her as a backing singer with Talking Heads, and damn she had (still has?) a great voice. Here's something from 1987:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DieYCbE1zOc

    And this...
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    Yeah, that's what prompted me to listen to so...

    Yeah, that's what prompted me to listen to so many versions of Zeppelin playing it. It was interesting but the only one I really dug was the Eric Johnson.
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    ^^^ I don't think you're supposed to completely...

    ^^^ I don't think you're supposed to completely get the plot line. It's apparently the first of a trilogy, in which each book are going to tell "the same" story from different points of view. So no...
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    OK, so. While I don't care for the song...

    OK, so.

    While I don't care for the song itself very much I have to admit that the guitar solo in "Stairway to Heaven" is one of the real greats. So I went and watched/listened to ten live...
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    I'll have to listen to some of these. Vital Live...

    I'll have to listen to some of these. Vital Live was my entree into VDG(G) after not quite "getting" their studio stuff.
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    Why the Mockingbird Sings Anatomical Jazz Frodo...

    Why the Mockingbird Sings
    Anatomical Jazz
    Frodo and Sam Meet Gollum (and don't kill him)
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    ^^^ My father's name was Hymie!

    ^^^
    My father's name was Hymie!
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    OK, I've seen House of Wax several times. Great...

    OK, I've seen House of Wax several times. Great flick. I did not realize that Igor was Charles Bronson...
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    And don't forget that Jack Benny got the longest...

    And don't forget that Jack Benny got the longest single laugh in the history of radio for one word: "Well".
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    Was he in Magnificent Seven? It's been so long...

    Was he in Magnificent Seven? It's been so long since I've seen it but I did indeed enjoy it.

    Never seen The Great Escape.
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    You know, I don't think I have ever seen Charles...

    You know, I don't think I have ever seen Charles Bronson in a film I actually enjoyed...
  34. MMmmmm. Tasty. I've read the story that was based...

    MMmmmm. Tasty. I've read the story that was based on ... I think it was by M.R.James, from "Ghost Stories of an Antiquary", but I'm too lazy to go look it up...
  35. Actually I quite enjoyed that ... it was...

    Actually I quite enjoyed that ... it was deliciously cheezy.
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    Me too. You couldn't get away with creating a...

    Me too. You couldn't get away with creating a Speedy Gonzalez these days, and even Pepe Le Pew would be questionable.
  37. Today would have been John Lennon's 80th birthday.

    Sniffle. He only lived half that long.
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    Not sure if these Austrian twins have been posted...

    Not sure if these Austrian twins have been posted here before ... they do a lot of pretty cool covers. They had a two-year residency at the Cavern Club, mostly doing Beatles covers, but they do a lot...
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    My main memory is of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the...

    My main memory is of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the "Monster Shouter."
  40. In the late '70s I used to listen to the King...

    In the late '70s I used to listen to the King Biscuit Flour Hour followed by Dr. Demento.

    I love me some Barnes & Barnes.
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    Yep. We've got the pandemic, and some would argue...

    Yep. We've got the pandemic, and some would argue we have the anti-Christ. (He isn't in Vegas, but he does have a history with casinos...)
  42. For a really bad video the song has to be...

    For a really bad video the song has to be horrible too. So I've got two candidates here:


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


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCZ6DrQ5wuA
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    For me the classics are "Duck Dodgers in the 24...

    For me the classics are "Duck Dodgers in the 24 1/2 Century", "One Froggy Evening", "Duck! Rabbit! Duck!" and - of course - "What's Opera, Doc?"

    But it's hard to find a bad WB cartoon. Other than...
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    Brand X is still around?!? Kewl.

    Brand X is still around?!?

    Kewl.
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    I saw UK open for Tull also. The next year I saw...

    I saw UK open for Tull also.
    The next year I saw Tull with Eddie Jobson on violin/keyboards, and Whitesnake opened. I have no memory of Whitesnake's performance except that it was too damn loud.
  46. Does anyone here think that BOC will wind up like...

    Does anyone here think that BOC will wind up like Yes, continuing when all founding members have left or died?
  47. Does anyone here want to bet that the section...

    Does anyone here want to bet that the section beginning at around 2:00 at least partly inspired Donna Summer's "I Feel Love?" Same bass line without the echo...
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    Check out Lotte Reininger's The Adventures of...

    Check out Lotte Reininger's The Adventures of Prince Achmed. It is, just as it sounds, a faux Arabian Nights story, but it's from the 1926, done entirely in back-lit cutouts (so it's effectively a...
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    ...out there ... out there

    ...out there ... out there
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    Actually it reminds me a lot of Philip K. Dick. ...

    Actually it reminds me a lot of Philip K. Dick.

    Except for the end, which reminds me of my grandfather.
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    Oh, another one. I saw Nektar in ... '77? '78?...

    Oh, another one. I saw Nektar in ... '77? '78? ... at the Berkeley Community Theater, with Dave Nelson on guitar. Good show. But the opening act was a German band called Lake. I'd never heard of them...
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    Weirdly, Svengoolie just turned up in the Dick...

    Weirdly, Svengoolie just turned up in the Dick Tracy comic strip...
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    Saw Loving Vincent a year or two back and thought...

    Saw Loving Vincent a year or two back and thought it was one of the best animated films I've ever seen. Animation in oil paints, awesome.
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    Now reading: Samuel R. Delany, Shoat Rumblin: His...

    Now reading: Samuel R. Delany, Shoat Rumblin: His Ideas And Sensations. Kind of a gay picaresque, with a lot of sex that is not my cup of tea (not being gay) but incredibly well-written, as with all...
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    My AT&T phone subscription just added HBO Max....

    My AT&T phone subscription just added HBO Max. Are there any good flicks on there (haven't looked yet)?
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    I read it several months ago and really, really...

    I read it several months ago and really, really enjoyed it - but I've always been a bit of a fan of those stories. Gaiman tells them well and truly and with an utterly appropriate dash of humor.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lp2Y2cXmxPY&list=P...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lp2Y2cXmxPY&list=PLAB-2UoLjyeEboQ81XvrnwDqjOIiPdpHz
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    Can't agree with you there. He'd just have to...

    Can't agree with you there. He'd just have to play soft.
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    ^^^ Gah. That is some of the most horrendous...

    ^^^ Gah. That is some of the most horrendous noise I have ever heard.

    I hope it sells a million copies.
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    Any love for Thijs van Leer?

    Any love for Thijs van Leer?
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