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  1. Thread: MLB 2022

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    I can imagine Fox not being upset at all if it...

    I can imagine Fox not being upset at all if it were Cards/Yankees; and I'd dig it too.
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    I've not been one of the more active posters over...

    I've not been one of the more active posters over the years, but I became aware of the site around the turn of the century and joined as a member in '07. I can't even begin to list the number of...
  3. I know the thread has just about run its course,...

    I know the thread has just about run its course, but I'm pretty sure no one has yet mentioned Little Feat's Waiting for Columbus. IMO, one of the best live albums of the rock era, and when I want to...
  4. Thread: MLB 2022

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    ...and congrats to Albert: he's been a thorn in...

    ...and congrats to Albert: he's been a thorn in the Cubs' side for most of his career, and I hated his move to the AL, but still have to appreciate the game and the overall career. Respect.
  5. Thread: MLB 2022

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    If I had the stuff to be in that position in my...

    If I had the stuff to be in that position in my career, I'd like to think I would honestly try to get him out just on principle. I might be inclined to take a couple "chances", though.
  6. Thread: MLB 2022

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    I've barely watched any ball this season, but I...

    I've barely watched any ball this season, but I was free and watched some of the game last night hoping to catch Judge's 61st. I have to say, the Yanks' line-up is ridiculous. Judge and Stanton in...
  7. Another well-done documentary, Rael - thanks for...

    Another well-done documentary, Rael - thanks for sharing!



    I've spent a lot of time looking at this cover; it's always been one of my all-time favorites. I had put together the one "odd" fish...
  8. I play Olias at least a couple times a year; it's...

    I play Olias at least a couple times a year; it's been one of my go-to "feel good" albums for a very long time.
  9. I've had this album almost since it came out,...

    I've had this album almost since it came out, listened to it hundreds of times, studied it, analyzed it, transcribed parts of it, and never once grown tired of it.
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    I find this idea humorous, given the proclivities...

    I find this idea humorous, given the proclivities of live ELP. And yet, it would doubtless have to be the case.
  11. I resemble that remark :cool For me it was at...

    I resemble that remark :cool For me it was at the "Super Bowl of Rock" performance at Soldier Field. Not sure how I persuaded my Mom to let me accompany a group (we were all 16 or thereabouts) on...
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    Beyond curiosity about the technical process...

    Beyond curiosity about the technical process involved in synching old video/sound with live performance, the addition of Keith and Greg's images to the concert is no draw for me whatsoever. If this...
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    Iowa had state-controlled liquor stores until the...

    Iowa had state-controlled liquor stores until the mid-80s, IIRC. For those of us living in the Quad Cities, it just meant a short trip across the river to IL, so no big deal, but it was really nice...
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    That's some nice work right there. :up:up

    That's some nice work right there. :up:up
  15. When I was in my teens, the music I loved the...

    When I was in my teens, the music I loved the most seemed so complex and amazing that my question was "can they pull this off live?" and the measuring stick was how close it sounded to the studio...
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    I suspect that if the first episodes/season grab...

    I suspect that if the first episodes/season grab you you'll enjoy the rest. I think it's a story that would really benefit from watching binge-fashion, rather than having to wait months between...
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    Anyone watching The Bear yet? It's a...

    Anyone watching The Bear yet? It's a restaurant-centered drama about a James Beard-winning chef who returns to Chicago to run his recently-deceased brothers' run-down place. The restaurant scenes...
  18. Thread: MLB 2022

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    His like will not be seen again. Much respect.

    His like will not be seen again. Much respect.
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    I never got to see Skynyrd, but I did see the...

    I never got to see Skynyrd, but I did see the Outlaws a couple times in the 70s, and the live album was an excellent representation of the band at the time. From your post, I learned two things I...
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    By all accounts a class act and beautiful person,...

    By all accounts a class act and beautiful person, and part of a legacy that has been an enormous part of me for almost my entire life. RIP
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    Love it - the opening guitar solo is one for the...

    Love it - the opening guitar solo is one for the ages.
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    I concur. Their baseline performances are...

    I concur. Their baseline performances are excellent. When the combination of musicians and vibe from the audience line up they can be transcendent.
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    Poor guy. ;) If I could make it to the isles...

    Poor guy. ;) If I could make it to the isles right now, I'm not sure I'd come back.
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    I've heard it said that Fagen's was "a face made...

    I've heard it said that Fagen's was "a face made for radio". :)
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    I just checked his YT page and he has over 150...

    I just checked his YT page and he has over 150 videos listed in his Music Theory section. I believe getting his theory and ear training texts out to a wider audience was the main reason he started...
  26. Thread: PT/C/C

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    I've just begun listening to C/C, and first...

    I've just begun listening to C/C, and first impression is that it has most of the PTree DNA and will probably sit somewhere in the middle of their catalog for me in time. Where it differs immediately...
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    That is awesome! Big grins. Thanks for sharing!

    That is awesome! Big grins. Thanks for sharing!
  28. This is me. The music speaks for itself and I...

    This is me. The music speaks for itself and I really don't give a chocolate-covered fig for the rest.

    As far as why I would post this in a thread explicitly about the bickering, well...guilty as...
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    Damn. One of the clearest memories I have of my...

    Damn. One of the clearest memories I have of my childhood is of watching Brian's Song on TV in 1971, when I was 10. I saw many of his other performances over the years, but missed many as well, a gap...
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    I watched it free on Hulu. Not sure about other...

    I watched it free on Hulu. Not sure about other availability.
  31. I think this is a great point. I would add that...

    I think this is a great point. I would add that it's not only teenagers that are being introduced (or re-introduced) to KB; the appeal of the show is cross-generational (haven't checked the...
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    I watched the new documentary on Kurt Vonnegut...

    I watched the new documentary on Kurt Vonnegut (Unstuck in Time, Hulu) last night. While I have mixed feelings about the amount of himself the director (Robert Weide, probably best known for Curb...
  33. Another truly top-shelf video! In reference to...

    Another truly top-shelf video! In reference to the lyrical density, Genesis (and this album in particular) have always been a cherished source of anecdotal tidbits about the UK to this American, much...
  34. That's marvelous. Goosebumps.

    That's marvelous. Goosebumps.
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    Got my cd a couple weeks ago, and have spun it...

    Got my cd a couple weeks ago, and have spun it several times. Liking it every bit as much as the debut!
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    My bad luck and somewhat narrow experience, then,...

    My bad luck and somewhat narrow experience, then, to have only become aware of them in the past year or so.

    Still looking for any reports on The Utopia Strong's opening set(s)...
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    ^^^ Wish it was possible for me to see this...

    ^^^
    Wish it was possible for me to see this group live, but given my location/situation I'll probably never get the chance. So, thanks for the reviews!

    How were The Utopia Strong's sets?
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    Oof. That was pretty painful. Obviously early in...

    Oof. That was pretty painful. Obviously early in the process, but it's hard to even imagine this group pulling off Relayer in any kind of convincing fashion. IMO, Yes (Official) is now (officially) a...
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    Very cool discussion. Up-front caveat: I have...

    Very cool discussion. Up-front caveat: I have never written a lyric, and only a few lines of poetry in my life, so I can't offer any suggestions as to "how to".

    But: I grew up with the Beatles and...
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    It's all about the attack. I don't know of...

    It's all about the attack. I don't know of another electric player that plays that aggressively with his fingers. And he must have callouses like leather. Very cool to hear the huge difference...
  41. Continued well-wishes, Mozo-pg!

    Continued well-wishes, Mozo-pg!
  42. Sorry to continue the thread drift, but...I...

    Sorry to continue the thread drift, but...I ordered a physical copy of Hello Earth!, and have been listening to the album on Apple Music in the meantime. Holy shit, this is beautiful. I admit to not...
  43. ^^^ I need to get that album. Bleckmann is a...

    ^^^
    I need to get that album. Bleckmann is a mofo.
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    Yes, Virginia, there once was a band that would...

    Yes, Virginia, there once was a band that would dare to play music like this live without a net. Warts and all, it warms my heart, puts a smile on my face, and even gives me goosebumps at times.
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    We watched episode one last night, and while I...

    We watched episode one last night, and while I think I'm going to enjoy the story as usual, I'm having trouble believing that they couldn't cast an actor to play the Eddie character that is in the...
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    Aww, man...that did it. 😢

    Aww, man...that did it. 😢
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    Now the other half of the battery of my favorite...

    Now the other half of the battery of my favorite concert memory is gone: 1979, April, Ten True Summers tour. Rest in peace, Mr. White, and thanks for all your great playing. I think I'll start...
  48. I truly enjoyed watching all four of these, and...

    I truly enjoyed watching all four of these, and what I see are five gentlemen who, in addition to their shared history, have each gone on to successful endeavors and achieved a degree of comfort in...
  49. I've always been told I'm Scots/Irish from Dad...

    I've always been told I'm Scots/Irish from Dad and German/English from Mom, but never had the DNA run. Which service is the most reliable and accurate?
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    I love this thread; it's the type of...

    I love this thread; it's the type of outreach/connection I wish had been available when I was younger. Evangelicism in the best possible sense of the word, IMO. :cool:D:ipa
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    He was also in one of my favorite episodes of...

    He was also in one of my favorite episodes of Miami Vice, Bushido, from the second season I believe. He played an old colleague from Castillo's shadowy past who is dying and wants Castillo to help...
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    As a relative newb to all things Cardiacs, I am...

    As a relative newb to all things Cardiacs, I am in agreement with this. Funny coincidence - we hosted a gathering a couple weeks ago, after which my wife crashed immediately. Not wanting to wake her,...
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    Continuing to dig your show, Ian. I love how it...

    Continuing to dig your show, Ian. I love how it illuminates some rather large blind spots in my listening history (e.g. Canterbury, Zeuhl, RIO) while at the same time introducing me to many artists...
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    I remember in the late 80s/early 90s when SABL...

    I remember in the late 80s/early 90s when SABL was far and away the best non-import option we had here in the flyovers. I drank tons of it. Haven't had one for ages, though.
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    Both new tracks sound lovely - just pre-ordered...

    Both new tracks sound lovely - just pre-ordered the cd! :up
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    I really enjoy both previous Bubblemath albums,...

    I really enjoy both previous Bubblemath albums, but if I had one nit to pick it would be the sheer density of almost every tune; I listen to two or three compositions and my ears are full requiring...
  57. Thread: Birders

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    Thanks for this - we put our feeders back out...

    Thanks for this - we put our feeders back out this week based on these findings (heard them cited on NPR).
  58. Sorry for your loss. My cousin uses a phrase of...

    Sorry for your loss. My cousin uses a phrase of condolence I've adopted in recent years when commiserating with a friend over the death of a pet: They knew they were loved every day of their life...
  59. Thread: MLB 2022

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    ...and that's why I will never sit in the...

    ...and that's why I will never sit in the bleachers at Wrigley. Jeebus, the best of humanity on display right there. :roll
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    I bought the Boston debut primarily on the basis...

    I bought the Boston debut primarily on the basis of the cool cover and, IIRC, the record label put a sticker on the cover that had a blurb wherein the music was compared to Yes in some way. While...
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