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    A friend of mine, who recently passed away,...

    A friend of mine, who recently passed away, described modern country as rock with cowboy hats.
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    And the one that lost was the Cards. What else...

    And the one that lost was the Cards. What else is new? Everyone here was embarrassed to no end when years ago, the Bears beat the Cards like a step-child, without scoring a single offensive point.
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    When I was stationed in the Bay Area in the late...

    When I was stationed in the Bay Area in the late 80s, Eddie suffered the same fate that would later befall Hootie and the Blowfish. His song If I Could Walk on Water was played to death on local...
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    Here in the Phoenix area, far more people are...

    Here in the Phoenix area, far more people are from elsewhere than here. They bring with them their loyalties to their former hometown teams. We see swag from every other team imaginable here. ...
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    On the flip side of that coin: Phoenix teams are...

    On the flip side of that coin: Phoenix teams are notorious for dominating through most of the game, then sucking in the 4th quarter, 8th or 9th inning, or 3rd period. This time, the Cards did the...
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    Speaking of games/matches ending in ties: yesterday's opener between the Cardinals and Lions ended in a tie.
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    Another guilty pleasure of mine: I love country...

    Another guilty pleasure of mine: I love country music. I love prog from the country of Sweden, the country of Italy, Russia, Japan, Norway, The Netherlands, Germany....just to name a few.
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    He could've just as easily ended up like Colin...

    He could've just as easily ended up like Colin Kaepernick, whom owners currently won't touch with a 10 foot pole.
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    Producers today are married to the idea of...

    Producers today are married to the idea of brickwalled loudness. If music suddenly becomes inaudible, millennials who believe they're expert multi-taskers will lose interest pretty quickly.
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    The albums he did before switching to the gospel...

    The albums he did before switching to the gospel stuff with vocals actually aren't half bad.
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    2 of my most guilty pleasures are Yanni and John...

    2 of my most guilty pleasures are Yanni and John Tesh.
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    This band will forever be an autobuy for me. ...

    This band will forever be an autobuy for me. Even if I listen to camples which aren't all that impressive, the rest of the album will be killer.
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    That's largely because of the way percussive...

    That's largely because of the way percussive instruments are processed, to compensate for the shortcomings of CD quality digital. They sound far more natural live. With brass instruments, it's more...
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    If anything, what streaming services are charged...

    If anything, what streaming services are charged per play is exorbitant compared to over the air radio. In the early to mid 20 aughts, it was feared the comparatively massive fee, set by the...
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    Joking aside, their positive ground cars weren't...

    Joking aside, their positive ground cars weren't designed with sound systems in mind. Stereo equipment was added, if at all, as an afterthought.
  16. Perhaps he should stick to what he knows and...

    Perhaps he should stick to what he knows and write a trumpet concerto.
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    They could also be left handed thread screws,...

    They could also be left handed thread screws, just like brits drive on the left side of the road. Additionally, many of their cars have a positive ground electrical system.
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    ^^ The Edge of U2 carries a large pedal board on...

    ^^ The Edge of U2 carries a large pedal board on tour. He uses the original pedal(s) for each song they recorded, of which there have been many over the years and decades.
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    I don't know of any phone with a high quality...

    I don't know of any phone with a high quality DAC. As far as I know, they all use a 16/48 DAC. The only way I could enjoy Tidal is tethered to my couch or computer chair. My company would likely...
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    ^^ They exist for some devices with not a lot of...

    ^^ They exist for some devices with not a lot of power, of which your amplifier isn't one. As you say, you don't need a separate headphone amp.
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    In the retail world, second hand counts as used,...

    In the retail world, second hand counts as used, whether or not it was actually "used." The exception would be if being unopened significantly boosts its value, as in a widely sought after record.
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    If I was advising a kid who wanted to learn...

    If I was advising a kid who wanted to learn violin, I'd advise learning mandolin first. That way, they can learn the mechanics of the instrument, where the notes are et cetera, without having to...
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    I also find Thrift Stores a great source for old...

    I also find Thrift Stores a great source for old cassettes and vinyl. Not necessarily Goodwill, who carelessly throw their records on a shelf, but the smaller mom and pop thrift stores.
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    On the train and bus to and from work, I listen...

    On the train and bus to and from work, I listen to vinyl records recorded in 24/96 Hi-Res.
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    Even more funny when one considers he's the one...

    Even more funny when one considers he's the one who wrote Suite: Judy Blue Eyes.
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    During one of the song intros, one of the three...

    During one of the song intros, one of the three (Neil was sitting out due to the cameras) said, "This is our first time playing together, man! We're scared s***less!!"
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    My problem with streaming music is it's going to...

    My problem with streaming music is it's going to be lossy compressed, no way around that. When I'm on the train and/or bus to and from work, I prefer listening to Hi-Res music on my old Fiio X1...
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    I just bought CCR Live at Woodstock...

    I just bought CCR Live at Woodstock, released only a few weeks ago. There have been several full albums of complete band performances released within the past month. Another one I bought was...
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    I have a soft spot for "Sky" Guitarist Uli Jon...

    I have a soft spot for "Sky" Guitarist Uli Jon Roth. Would anyone have heard of him, had he not been a member of Scorpions?
  30. ^^ Been there, done that. My hip was replaced...

    ^^ Been there, done that. My hip was replaced over 6 years. The silver lining is that was the catalyst which helped me quit smoking.
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    If you think about it, using a full sized...

    Not surprising. Townshend regularly used a Fender Bandmaster (and a Gretsch Chet Atkins Hollowbody!) in the studio, while Frampton favored an Ampeg combo. Page frequently used a Supro amp.[/QUOTE]
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    ^^ While experimenting in the mid 80s, I tried...

    ^^ While experimenting in the mid 80s, I tried feeding one preamp tube into another, thinking it would produce a raucous overdriven tone. Instead, I built a radio.
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    The Strats he played in those days weren't off...

    Well, I think it was also pure showmanship as well. [/QUOTE]

    The Strats he played in those days weren't off the shelf. The fretboards had to be scalloped by hand, and the pickups rewired to...
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    One need only look at the revolving door Rainbow...

    One need only look at the revolving door Rainbow was to conclude Richie was likely the primary source of conflict in DP.
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    One thing that strikes me is how much older the...

    One thing that strikes me is how much older the 20 somethings in the Woodstock film look than today's 20 something millennials. The people in the film are my parents' age.

    Another thing that...
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    ^^ If you want an entertaining read, try reading...

    ^^ If you want an entertaining read, try reading an internet Mandarin to English translation.
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    Alice/Vincent will NOT do the darker material...

    Alice/Vincent will NOT do the darker material today. He's returned to his preacher's son, Evangelical Christian roots, and no longer believes in his more controversial music.
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    While wearing this t-shirt in the late 80s, a...

    While wearing this t-shirt in the late 80s, a co-worker pointed to it and said "That's my next tattoo!"
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    I was 4, so if I did, I don't remember. Then...

    I was 4, so if I did, I don't remember. Then again it's been said, "if you remember the '60s, you weren't there."
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    He would occasionally break a real Strat for...

    He would occasionally break a real Strat for having the nerve to go out of tune. His anger issues are notorious to this day.
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    He's also able to make geek speak funny and...

    He's also able to make geek speak funny and relatable.
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    For record cleaning of the electronic/digital...

    For record cleaning of the electronic/digital kind, I find Izotope RX7 Elements to be absolutely phenomenal in its effectiveness and sound preservation. Not only that, it does a spectacular job...
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    Kip Winger and Reb Beach of Winger fame got their...

    Alice has always hired top notch musicians. His currently band are outstanding.[/QUOTE]

    Kip Winger and Reb Beach of Winger fame got their start in the Alice Cooper Band. Winger was arguably...
  44. ^^ I'm glad I was able to kick the habit over 6...

    ^^ I'm glad I was able to kick the habit over 6 years ago. Not just for the health benefits, but not having to stand outside in 115 degree heat to have a cigarette. I've also never been stuck in a...
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    Fun fact: both the VST pugin and ASIO sound...

    Fun fact: both the VST pugin and ASIO sound driver standards are Steinberg/Cubase inventions.
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    Open reel never really caught on because it was a...

    Open reel never really caught on because it was a pain to use. One had to manually thread the tape through one's machine, like the AV geeks in school everyone made fun of. Cassettes were preferred...
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    Here in the Phoenix area, it's state law and city...

    Here in the Phoenix area, it's state law and city ordinance that one must be an Alice Cooper fan.
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    I had a similar experience out at sea on an...

    I had a similar experience out at sea on an Aircraft Carrier. The tone arm skating back and forth was something we simply had to get used to.
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    I was speaking more along the lines of the VST...

    I was speaking more along the lines of the VST plugins which intentionally add vinyl noise, as a sound effect.
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    Upsampling isn't necessarily all bad. If, for...

    Upsampling isn't necessarily all bad. If, for example, 24/44.1 multi-tracks are mixed and mastered to 24/88.2, it can still sound great. It'd be like pasting the same collage on 2 different size...
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    Rice Krispies are great for simulating vinyl...

    Rice Krispies are great for simulating vinyl noise.
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    To this day, we still use digital simulations of...

    To this day, we still use digital simulations of the Mellotron, which itself was doing analog simulations of real instruments.
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    Back in the day, cassettes were priced right in...

    Back in the day, cassettes were priced right in between vinyl and CDs. Cassettes were more expensive to produce than vinyl because they had to be duplicated, whereas records are simply stamped out. ...
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    This would be to most evolved music..... ...

    This would be to most evolved music.....


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zaHA1llnVU
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    In terms of pure libretto, number 1 in my book is...

    In terms of pure libretto, number 1 in my book is Neil Peart.
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    ^^ Ronnie James Dio was one vocalist whose style...

    ^^ Ronnie James Dio was one vocalist whose style demanded a particular writing style. Rainbow and Sabbath/Heaven and Hell while he was a member, the 2 songs he sang on Kerry Livgren's first solo...
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    For whomever is interested, and/or doesn't...

    For whomever is interested, and/or doesn't already know: For the past 3 weeks, HDTracks has been releasing full albums with complete band performances from the original. Not just the snippets on...
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    It's the same with analog synths. One would...

    It's the same with analog synths. One would think they should all sound the same, but they all have a unique tone and timbre all their own.

    A while ago, a friend of mine bought some mod kits for...
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    If you like or don't mind Hi-Res downloads, the...

    If you like or don't mind Hi-Res downloads, the Rhino version on HDTracks has the full intro.
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    In response to people complaining about the...

    In response to people complaining about the Foreigner parallels, Richie said if you don't like it, tough!



    If you're referring to the Tokyo performance just before Purple reuinted, the stuff...
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