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    I see it. Well done, whoever put that comic...

    I see it. Well done, whoever put that comic together with the song.
  2. I concur. KC were always good for that; my first...

    I concur. KC were always good for that; my first concert of theirs, on the Discipline tour, I was all about seeing how they managed to end some of those songs together, simultaneously (I did not...
  3. Indeed, the SCA precedes the concept of...

    Indeed, the SCA precedes the concept of "LARPing," by a decade and more, having been founded (where else?) in Berkeley, CA, in 1966. At this point there are "Kingdoms" across the US and Canada, as...
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    I confess, I discovered Roxy Music that way by...

    I confess, I discovered Roxy Music that way by buying and, ahhh, admiring the cover of, an import copy of Country Life... These days, with hardcore available all over the Intartoobs, these young...
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    Last night we watched the 1931 Dracula. No,...

    Last night we watched the 1931 Dracula.

    No, not the one with Bela Lugosi -- the one with Carlos VillarŪas as Conde Dracula, Lupita Tovar as Eva Seward, Barry Norton as Juan Harker, and Pablo...
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    Did you wind up hanging Chad?

    Did you wind up hanging Chad?
  7. What a shame. I love playing that one on my...

    What a shame. I love playing that one on my acoustic.
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    Once again, all Eastern states. Sigh.

    Once again, all Eastern states. Sigh.
  9. Well, now we know what it takes to get Geddy and...

    Well, now we know what it takes to get Geddy and Lerxt on stage together again....
  10. Pete Townshend has a couple of songs he regrets...

    Pete Townshend has a couple of songs he regrets writing, of which the prime example would be "Squeeze Box."
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    Now up: Bad Blood by John Carreyrou. The story of...

    Now up: Bad Blood by John Carreyrou. The story of Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos (up to the time the book was sent to press, I suppose. It's a 2018 book).
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    That's what the pick-a-nick baskets are for,...

    That's what the pick-a-nick baskets are for, BooBoo!
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    The Bighead is available on Amazon for twenty...

    The Bighead is available on Amazon for twenty bucks pb, forty hb, and the "original demon text" (whatever that is) will be released on 8/28 for the Kindle.
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    A beautiful voice singing songs I did not care...

    A beautiful voice singing songs I did not care for.

    My sympathies to her family and friends.
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    "Riddle of Stars," a YA fantasy trilogy by the...

    "Riddle of Stars," a YA fantasy trilogy by the late great Patricia McKillip
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    ^^^That is a magnificent book. Probably my...

    ^^^That is a magnificent book. Probably my favorite Christmas book, except maybe for Dickens's chestnut.
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    Yeah, there's some good stuff on that album. ...

    Yeah, there's some good stuff on that album.

    But it's still their weakest album. Can you honestly name one that's weaker...?
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    Seen last night: the 1980 version of Flash...

    Seen last night: the 1980 version of Flash Gordeon. Mindless fun. Good character chemistry between Flash (Sam Jones, Jr.), Dr. Zarkov (Topol), Prince Vultan (Brian Blessed), and Prince Barin (Timothy...
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    That happened to my acoustic on the low E-string....

    That happened to my acoustic on the low E-string. I found it convenient to change out the entire "tuning machine," or whatever it's called.
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    The "prequel trilogy" lowered my expectations of...

    The "prequel trilogy" lowered my expectations of anything SW related, permanently, enough so that I actually quite enjoyed the "sequel trilogy".
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    Oddly, it didn't put me off him. I wasn't as...

    Oddly, it didn't put me off him. I wasn't as upset by it as I was by The Road, which is less viscerally brutal but more emotionally devastating. I will probably check out the next volume of the...
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    Finished All the Pretty Horses...migawd, what a...

    Finished All the Pretty Horses...migawd, what a brutal book.

    Now relaxing with V.Woolf's second series of "Common Reader" essays.
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    Really? Bummer. She was one lovely woman, and...

    Really?

    Bummer. She was one lovely woman, and I don't mean physically. In 1976 I got to be her gofer for four hours at a Trek convention in San Jose, and she was soooo nice.
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    Old Henry walked past the petshop (which was...

    Old Henry walked past the petshop (which was never open) to the park (which was never closed)......
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    Bobby Shatner?!?!?

    Bobby Shatner?!?!?
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    ^^^ Only the second if you count "More Tribbles,...

    ^^^ Only the second if you count "More Tribbles, More Troubles." I believe the animated series is not considered "canon."

    (I loved that episode when it aired. Giant tribbles!)
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    Cool. In the place where I worked, oh, fifteen...

    Cool.

    In the place where I worked, oh, fifteen or twenty years ago, this was regularly parked in our parking lot:

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  28. Well, one of the three was previously released...

    Well, one of the three was previously released ... in Australia only. I certainly never heard of it before this box was announced.
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    PS: you are correct, it is an amazing book.

    PS: you are correct, it is an amazing book.
  30. That's a shame. I can't really tell; I mostly...

    That's a shame. I can't really tell; I mostly listen to music these days from my computer, whose audio reproduction is ... limited. With headphones, whose ditto.

    I'm nearly finished the set, and I...
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    Reading Cormac Macarthy's All the Pretty Horses...

    Reading Cormac Macarthy's All the Pretty Horses and finding it a bit of a slog. I'm a veteran of Eliot, Joyce, and Woolf, and I still find his prose near-impenetrable at places. Also, in conversation...
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    What makes you think apocalyptic novels aren't...

    What makes you think apocalyptic novels aren't real SF?
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    Impressive to be able to play convincingly in all...

    Impressive to be able to play convincingly in all those styles.

    Nice guitar collection, too.
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    I had exactly that respone to Diana Ross, except...

    I had exactly that respone to Diana Ross, except that I have never seen her live.
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    Well...look at how many times he loses his hat...

    Well...look at how many times he loses his hat (and at least once his whip, if I recall correctly, though that may be another scene) and it's miraculously back in the next scene.

    The whole series...
  36. Whole thing's on YouTube....

    Whole thing's on YouTube. Neat!

    Hey, that's Pino Palladino on bass!
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    My family, who were decidedly middle-class,...

    My family, who were decidedly middle-class, didn't have a color tv until we acquired a portable set in about 1969 or 70.
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    Bill and Ted Face the Music -- much better than I...

    Bill and Ted Face the Music -- much better than I expected it to be. They actually took good advantage of the years that have passed since the first two movies, and built the plot around Bill and Ted...
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    Ummm, no; "Morning Has Broken" is not a...

    Ummm, no; "Morning Has Broken" is not a traditional song. It was written -- or at least first performed and published -- in 1931 and was written by a woman named Eleanor Farjeon. The tune,...
  40. Omigawd, that's brilliant. I'll have to look for...

    Omigawd, that's brilliant. I'll have to look for the album.

    (goes and looks)

    Wow, that's kind of pricey...
  41. The first thing I notice is that there are two...

    The first thing I notice is that there are two sets of bonus tracks, not all marked as such.

    For example, on Below the Salt, the last song on the LP is "Saucy Sailor".

    On this release, this if...
  42. Mine just arrived. Hooray! I know what I will...

    Mine just arrived. Hooray!

    I know what I will be listening to for the next week or two...
  43. Hidria Spacefolk. (Are they still around?)

    Hidria Spacefolk. (Are they still around?)
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    Wow, I'd never heard that. Much darker than the...

    Wow, I'd never heard that. Much darker than the Mamas and the Papas version...quite aside from the visuals.
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    I too have a copy of, ahhh, questionable origin,...

    I too have a copy of, ahhh, questionable origin, and I simply don't agree. To me, it's a story about a child (or is it two children? That I can't recall...) feeling abandoned by their parents,...
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    But some are more Beato than others.

    But some are more Beato than others.
  47. Hurm. Got another delay notice from Amazon the...

    Hurm. Got another delay notice from Amazon the other day, and now they aren't listing it at all....
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    Ummmm.... they still do. But they're used to...

    Ummmm.... they still do. But they're used to create an extract which contains no Bolivian marching powder.
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    El Santo and Blue Demon vs. Dracula and the...

    El Santo and Blue Demon vs. Dracula and the Wolfman.

    Well, it's better than the Abbot and Costello vehicle... by dint of being truly bizarre.
  50. Can't be reduced lung capacity; he does some long...

    Can't be reduced lung capacity; he does some long runs on that flute.

    It's his band, and he can sing if he wants to. But I am afraid I would not be willing to go see that.

    Which is a shame,...
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    "I knew Leo G. Carrol was over a barrel when...

    "I knew Leo G. Carrol
    was over a barrel
    when Tarantula took to the hills..."
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    ^^^ They're very good players...but there's...

    ^^^ They're very good players...but there's something mechanical about the performance.
    (Listens more.)
    It's the rhythm. They stand straight on the beat like a drum machine. ELP were more flexible,...
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    Gadzooks, you mentioned Larry Storch and the...

    Gadzooks, you mentioned Larry Storch and the entire F Troop series came flying back into my memory, including Storch's lovely line: "It makes sense. Not to me, but it makes sense."

    RIP.
  54. Do I prefer Hackett-era Genesis? To be sure,...

    Do I prefer Hackett-era Genesis?

    To be sure, if only because Rutherford is not a patch on Hackett's guitar playing.

    But I like a modest amount of the post-Hackett stuff. ATTWT, I mostly like....
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    For me that would be kCrimson. She just refers to...

    For me that would be kCrimson. She just refers to Magma as "your weird French band."
  56. ^ When you say someone's opinions are "ignorant,"...

    ^ When you say someone's opinions are "ignorant," it is just barely possible that they may take offense.....
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    Saw the new(ish) Dr. Strange movie -- plot holes...

    Saw the new(ish) Dr. Strange movie -- plot holes you could drive an M4 Sherman through, but fun nonetheless. It gave me everything I go to a superhero movie for. If you like them, you'll like this;...
  58. Thank'ee kindly, can't wait to watch it.

    Thank'ee kindly, can't wait to watch it.
  59. I've listened to about half of it on YooToob, and...

    I've listened to about half of it on YooToob, and ... meh. Way overproduced, too much going on for what are, mostly, basically simple songs. The singing is generally good. The musicianship is...
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    Oops. Misread the original post.

    Oops. Misread the original post.
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