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    Rhett Schull has some thoughts on this topic....

    Rhett Schull has some thoughts on this topic. Like many, he feels the music industry is at fault. I can't disagree.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQjCRIjpb9U
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    Only Murders in the Building

    Only Murders in the Building
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    RIP Louie. I never saw Baskets but mercy, his...

    RIP Louie. I never saw Baskets but mercy, his standup was unrelentingly funny
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    Yeah, I think the nudity ratio is a joke at HBO's...

    Yeah, I think the nudity ratio is a joke at HBO's expense. Some suit must have said at sometime to Danny McBride "this is HBO, we need some nudity" and Danny gave them a bucket of flaccid dicks....
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    I used to read a lot of literary fiction but...

    I used to read a lot of literary fiction but these days its nearly all SFF or books on music. I make exceptions for a handful of writers in lit fic (Chabon, Russo, Erdrich) but for the most part my...
  6. I have chronic tendinitis in my hands so you...

    I have chronic tendinitis in my hands so you definitely have my sympathies.
  7. Thread: MLB 2022

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    I'm in. But nothing will move until the season...

    I'm in. But nothing will move until the season and ticket sales are threatened.
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    Sweetwater has an answer, new music that explores...

    Sweetwater has an answer, new music that explores old styles. Of course, they wouldn't mind you buying some instruments on the way. But it's a big list of bands I need to go through now. As always,...
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    Out here in Vikings land, there's jubilation in...

    Out here in Vikings land, there's jubilation in the air. The Pack has a presence throughout the upper Midwest and that fanbase is pretty obnoxious. Karma was due. So my phone blew up with texts last...
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    I do, I was on the laptop and got lazy

    I do, I was on the laptop and got lazy
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    This just came up in my YT feed. Love it! ...

    This just came up in my YT feed. Love it!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DD2m_iqD7dI
  12. Thread: RIP Meat Loaf

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    I have a fondness for the overblown...

    I have a fondness for the overblown faux-Springsteen grandiose Bat Out of Hell album. It's over the top and it bathes in it. Meat Loaf had some theater background and he absolutely threw himself into...
  13. Thread: RIP Meat Loaf

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    He changed his name from Marvin. Something to do...

    He changed his name from Marvin. Something to do with a jeans ad that had a fat kid called Marvin and him taking a lot of grief as a kid for it.
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    I'm not sure of some of these but as always, it...

    I'm not sure of some of these but as always, it sparks a conversation

    https://www.hopculture.com/stouts-available-in-most-stores-right-now/
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    :O:O:O

    :O:O:O
  16. Duncan, as you know I expressed my condolences on...

    Duncan, as you know I expressed my condolences on Facebook and promised to have a dram for you dad. For the record is was my beloved Balvenie 15. Ah, the Balvenie.
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    I think that the reason music from the past...

    I think that the reason music from the past resonates more and holds its value is it comes from a day when there were far less distractions. The music of the 60s/70s/80s was the anchor for those who...
  18. Live from Stamford, Connecticut, it’s the 2022...

    Live from Stamford, Connecticut, it’s the 2022 Beijing Olympics! NBC is going with most of their broadcast team working remotely (except for Alpine skiing and figure skating). It's not a surprise, a...
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    I don't know how this concert package escaped my...

    I don't know how this concert package escaped my notice.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3MS-2e33bk
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    Damn, you're going to cost me money!

    Damn, you're going to cost me money!
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    We watched Don't Look Up - I am so impressed how...

    We watched Don't Look Up - I am so impressed how this movie captures the vacuous nature of our society and how truly, truly fucked we are in dealing with any serious problem in this world. Brilliant...
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    Is Old Music Killing New Music

    https://tedgioia.substack.com/p/is-old-music-killing-new-music

    A lot to debate and discuss here. We've beat around this topic for decades now but I think this fresh look at it is worth reading.
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    For those who Trek, looks like Paramount Plus is...

    For those who Trek, looks like Paramount Plus is going all in for 2022

    https://gizmodo.com/star-trek-just-set-its-all-trek-all-the-time-schedule-1848378385
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    Yeah, the doctor is somewhat important but he's...

    Yeah, the doctor is somewhat important but he's not in the upper tier. I'm still anxious to see what the new team does with this but they haven't resumed shooting the second season because of COVID....
  25. I believe that China is recycling some venues...

    I believe that China is recycling some venues from when they hosted the summer games but yeah, it's going to be an enormous loss. And if they think it will be an opportunity to put a good spin on...
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    I think delusional white male privilege has a...

    I think delusional white male privilege has a poster boy.
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    He's become a publicist's nightmare. If I were...

    He's become a publicist's nightmare. If I were him I'd retire to a very remote location. He's lucky Gal Gadot didn't just kick his ass.
  28. Thread: Stoner!

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    Check out Howling Giant, Weedpecker, and King...

    Check out Howling Giant, Weedpecker, and King Buffalo!
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    I cannot say enough good things about Justified....

    I cannot say enough good things about Justified. I have heard some say it's too violent but that's kind of hard-baked into the DNA of this type of drama. The long plot arcs are really well done, the...
  30. China no longer selling tickets to events ...

    China no longer selling tickets to events

    https://www.npr.org/2022/01/17/1073597684/beijing-olympics-tickets
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    Around the World in 80 Days does continue to...

    Around the World in 80 Days does continue to deliver the goods. The action sequences are always gripping and then there's just scenes where Fogg has his head jammed way up his ass. Thank goodness for...
  32. , Pretty sure it was about 90%. I remember when...

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    Pretty sure it was about 90%. I remember when I was young and at a county fair, there was a spinning ride that was making a lot of kids sick. So my brother and I HAD to try it just before we went...
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    Thanks. I'll stream them off Amazon and see how...

    Thanks. I'll stream them off Amazon and see how the drums and guitars sound on my office system.
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    Weren't there some gripes about one or maybe both...

    Weren't there some gripes about one or maybe both of the last two albums in regards to the production? I never got either of those but now I'm reconsidering it.

    NP: Pale Communion
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    I think for this pretentious bunch it would be...

    I think for this pretentious bunch it would be Rodger
  36. We're in a brief January thaw, temps around...

    We're in a brief January thaw, temps around freezing. But we have had weeks of bitter cold. Temperatures at night dropping to minus 25-30F (windchills of even worse).
  37. Winter Olympics 2022 - Let the Corruption and Cronyism Begin!

    Here we go. Once again, the IOC has gone with an authoritarian government in a city not exactly known for winter sports (remember Sochi?). As long as the proper bribes, accommodations, and privileges...
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    The title track clocks in at fourteen minutes!

    The title track clocks in at fourteen minutes!
  39. While in the car, my wife had Howard Stern on....

    While in the car, my wife had Howard Stern on. One of the staff was going through a list of vaccine deniers who were on social media spouting conspiracy theories/blatant misinformation and THEN...
  40. Here ya go, Alan https://www.projectn95.org/

    Here ya go, Alan

    https://www.projectn95.org/
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    It seemed many of the commenters were fans of the...

    It seemed many of the commenters were fans of the singer
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    We use a Firestick to manage apps. Permanent...

    We use a Firestick to manage apps.

    Permanent stream:
    HBOMax
    Netflix
    Prime
    Disney+

    Trial basis now and then:
    Hulu
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    I wish there was someone to fill the void, an act...

    I wish there was someone to fill the void, an act with an insane amount of muscle playing complex loud rock. DT spawned a lot of wannabes but other than Tiles, I can't think of anyone doing Rush-type...
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    I am glad Alex is out there, exploring new music....

    I am glad Alex is out there, exploring new music. I'm still undecided about this thing - electronic rhythms rarely work for me and like others said, no traditional guitar sounds or leads. But I'll...
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    That fixed it.

    That fixed it.
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    On the "Second half of Rush" thread there's some...

    On the "Second half of Rush" thread there's some little princesses coming in bitching about Geddy's vocals. It takes all kinds. Getting prog/metal fans to agree on something is like herding cats.
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    We watched the first two episodes of the...

    We watched the first two episodes of the Righteous Gemstones. When I think about it, it's a bit like Succession what with the aging patriarch and his incompetent heirs feuding for the throne. Last...
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    Rest in Power! I love the first four Budgie...

    Rest in Power! I love the first four Budgie albums - after that the returns diminished. But even then they still had a knack for great riffs.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=as_d9_3NkB0
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    My wife was kind of complaining about Around the...

    My wife was kind of complaining about Around the World but the second episode had a really gripping third act and now she's on board. David Tennant was able to bring a little depth to what was...
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    We've been inside for a week and a half. Today I...

    We've been inside for a week and a half. Today I went to the post office and there it was. WMP player gave me all the track info when I popped it into the computer. I need to copy in the cover art...
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    Sticky: Done!

    Done!
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    Totally opposite of Dexter, we watched the...

    Totally opposite of Dexter, we watched the premiere of All Creatures Great and Small. Watching a show like this in these days of COVID is like sleeping between flannel sheets when the a blizzard is...
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    My problem with Stephenson is that the guy is...

    My problem with Stephenson is that the guy is absolutely uninterested in writing an ending. I can't remember which book was the last straw, probably that one that had the big WWII plotline alongside...
  54. Advice going forward into my mid-60s 15702

    Advice going forward into my mid-60s

    15702
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    I'm still enjoying the hell out of that Supervoid...

    I'm still enjoying the hell out of that Supervoid album
  56. Thread: David Bowie: Toy

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    January 8 is Bowiemas. He would have been 75...

    January 8 is Bowiemas. He would have been 75 years old today
    ...
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    Sneakers had a big ensemble cast - in addition to...

    Sneakers had a big ensemble cast - in addition to Sidney and Redford, there was Ben Kingsley, River Phoenix, Dan Aykroyd, Mary McDonnell, and David Strathairn.
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    Shoot to Kill? He's a FBI agent who goes into the...

    Shoot to Kill? He's a FBI agent who goes into the mountains with Tom Berenger to track down a killer. Great action flick.

    RIP - he was truly a powerhouse actor. I didn't know until today he was...
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    In short, a minor character from the original...

    In short, a minor character from the original movies. He's the one that took possession of the frozen Han Solo in Empire and we see him get tossed into the Sarlacc pit in Return of the Jedi. He was...
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    Hold Your Fire, Presto, Roll the Bones, and...

    Hold Your Fire, Presto, Roll the Bones, and Counterparts are arguably weak points but I've made peace with them. I took the best tracks and made them into a playlist titled "Rush - Unloved". It's fun...
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