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    LOL, yep, that's where the monitor was (it looks...

    LOL, yep, that's where the monitor was (it looks like the same type being used on the floor, check out about 16:39, you'll see one that appears about the same size - probably has 2 12" speakers in it...
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    I'd stop short of calling Rudolph the...

    I'd stop short of calling Rudolph the "instigator." Garrett wrestled him to the turf long after the ball was gone and then pushed Rudolph when they were on the ground. That was when Rudolph reacted,...
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    Exactly, that's what I was thinking. I've surely...

    Exactly, that's what I was thinking. I've surely never seen one, but I've never been to the Rhone either.

    Bill
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    We've had great luck with Spanish Monastrells,...

    We've had great luck with Spanish Monastrells, and are well stocked with Tarima right now which is a go-to wine for just about any meat dish or even pizza. Funny, I didn't know that Monastrell was...
  5. Sticky: That is correct, they flow continuously, so the...

    That is correct, they flow continuously, so the individual pieces wind up sounding like different parts or "moods" of a longer piece. Again, very much like Arti & Mestieri in this regard, which is...
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    My guess is he's got a wedge buried back there...

    My guess is he's got a wedge buried back there somewhere behind the bass drums pointing up at him, you just can't see it. There may also be some side fills down behind the stacks pointed up. And the...
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    I sort of see it both ways with Thieves Kitchen....

    I sort of see it both ways with Thieves Kitchen. I have all their albums with Amy Darby and I like them all. But some of the stuff on One for Sorrow and this new album do get a touch bland for me.
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  8. Sticky: I agree with you about Opus Progressif, in fact...

    I agree with you about Opus Progressif, in fact this was my least favorite of the three (though I don't hate it). And as I said above, it definitely heads in a different direction from Priglacit,...
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    There are plenty of explanations for this. Here...

    There are plenty of explanations for this. Here are two:

    First, have you ever actually played a sport or engaged is some kind of protracted physical exertion like along distance bike ride, run, or...
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    Awesome, I've been waiting for this! Bill

    Awesome, I've been waiting for this!

    Bill
  11. Sticky: I just listened to all three Transit Express...

    I just listened to all three Transit Express albums. They're all pretty short, so it wasn't hard to get through them over dinner. If you'd have asked me before this listen, I'd have rated Couleurs...
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    Always a loaded question, you'll probably get...

    Always a loaded question, you'll probably get many opinions and it's all terribly subjective. I got the DRT remaster because I wanted to hear the "correct" mix. The reissues prior to that which had...
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    For many years, this was my version of Free Hand...

    For many years, this was my version of Free Hand as it was the only one I could find on CD. Mine has the mis-printed cover listing the alum as 1972. I haven't played it much since I got the 35th...
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    I have this one. It didn't make my top five, but...

    I have this one. It didn't make my top five, but I like it. I prefer their last album Clockwork Universe to this new one.

    Bill
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    At this moment, my top five for 2019: Ghost...

    At this moment, my top five for 2019:

    Ghost Rhythms - Live at Yoshiwara
    Stratus Luna- Stratus Luna
    Chon - Chon
    Evades, Les - Black Mamba

    #5 is still a toss-up between these three:

    Mercury...
  16. I have to say, I listened to the sample above,...

    I have to say, I listened to the sample above, and I agree with you, I like the original better. The new one isn't bad, but it's not as "crisp" as the original. Lot's of reverb and a sort of muddy...
  17. Thanks guys, checking these out now! Bill

    Thanks guys, checking these out now!

    Bill
  18. I've gone back and forth about getting this. The...

    I've gone back and forth about getting this. The only thing that really interests me is the re-imagined/remixed album. I'm actually a big fan of the original album, electronic drums and all. But I am...
  19. Anyone have any thoughts on the Feels Good to Me...

    Anyone have any thoughts on the Feels Good to Me stereo remix? I don't care about 5.1, but I've often felt I'd like a remixed version of this album that addresses some of the vocal/music balance,...
  20. It's definitely been growing on me. First listen,...

    It's definitely been growing on me. First listen, I thought it was OK, but it didn't grab me as immediately as Trouble with Machines did. But we're on our 4th/5th spin now, and I'm definitely finding...
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    He's an amazing player for sure. His debut solo...

    He's an amazing player for sure. His debut solo album is among my favorites ever. After that, I think his records get a little spotty. I still have his second album, Kings of Sleep, which is pretty...
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    I completely agree, especially about Barry...

    I completely agree, especially about Barry Sanders. Guess that makes me "no fun," but to me the joy is in the sport and sportsmanship, not in these retarded "look at me" antics. To me, it's never...
  23. Thread: MLB 2019

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    Congratulations to the Nationals, great and...

    Congratulations to the Nationals, great and somewhat weird series!



    This was exactly my take on it when I read Moneyball 15+ years ago. In my mind, Sabermetrics works for hitting where despite...
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    Dolphins got a 5th and Talib for a 7th. It was a...

    Dolphins got a 5th and Talib for a 7th. It was a business move for the Rams, probably frees up some cap space and maybe a roster spot, though Talib is injured at the moment. My guess is the Dolphins...
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    The easy way to stop it would be to prohibit the...

    The easy way to stop it would be to prohibit the cameras from broadcasting those posed, group celebrations like they prohibit broadcasting of people running onto the field. Starve them of the...
  26. I think this would probably help me appreciate...

    I think this would probably help me appreciate this album, and Jumbo in general, a bit better. I had this and tried to get into it, but I didn't particularly care for the sound of the vocals, and...
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    Bennett to the Cowboys for a 7th (maybe 6th). And...

    Bennett to the Cowboys for a 7th (maybe 6th). And Dez Bryant. :D

    https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/27921113/sources-patriots-trade-de-michael-bennett-cowboys

    Bill
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    Houston game is in Houston. LOL! :lol They...

    Houston game is in Houston.

    LOL! :lol

    They had a kicker on the practice squad for a while, but he seems to be gone. They appear to be going with Nugent, and I agree this does not exactly...
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    Hope you're right, but I could see any of the...

    Hope you're right, but I could see any of the teams I mentioned being a challenge for the Patriots. Raven's always challenge the Pats', that's a great rivalry. If the Texans and Cowboys think they...
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    I don't see the Pats' at nearly 2007 levels....

    I don't see the Pats' at nearly 2007 levels. Defense is very good, but as you say, they haven't really played any substantial competition. I think the real Patriots will show themselves over the...
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    :lol I look forward to the Pats-Cowboys game....

    :lol

    I look forward to the Pats-Cowboys game. Good test for both teams.

    Bill
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    That seems to be the consensus on sports radio,...

    That seems to be the consensus on sports radio, which I listened to on the way to and from rehearsal last night. A bit of a steep payment, but they get a player they've had their eyes on for a while...
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    Pats acquire Mohamed Sanu from Falcons for a...

    Pats acquire Mohamed Sanu from Falcons for a second round pick:

    https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/27900750/sources-patriots-acquire-wr-mohamed-sanu-falcons

    Bill
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    I avoided this one for a long time because of its...

    I avoided this one for a long time because of its "lesser" reputation. But I finally broke down and got it, and I also like it a lot. It's not that out of step with his classic material. I wouldn't...
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    Good call, and he plays with Transit Express, so...

    Good call, and he plays with Transit Express, so lot's of great violin in that band as well!

    Bill
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    Fun stuff Xavier, thanks for sharing. Next time I...

    Fun stuff Xavier, thanks for sharing. Next time I listen, I'll read these descriptions as the track is playing. I got the disc last week and have spun it twice and my wife and I absolutely love it!...
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    :lol Gads, how could I have forgotten them?...

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    Gads, how could I have forgotten them? Great band! Was lucky to see them at FMPM, and great violin for sure!

    Bill
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    Wicked inappropriate, dude. You should be banned!...

    Wicked inappropriate, dude. You should be banned! :lol Just kidding, always a good thing to sing Tom's praises even if we were both in the band. He made that second album special, both instrumentally...
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    Damn, would not mind having this at all! Just...

    Damn, would not mind having this at all! Just added to Amazon queue!

    :cool
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    I recall seeing a scathing report on 60 Minutes...

    I recall seeing a scathing report on 60 Minutes decades ago (late 70s, early 80s?) about Bidwell. He was acknowledged then as one of the stingiest, and least successful owners in the NFL. I wasn't a...
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    Awesome!! I'm in for sure! Bill

    Awesome!! I'm in for sure!

    Bill
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    It was actually Jonathan Jones who made the hit,...

    It was actually Jonathan Jones who made the hit, Harmon was making the perfectly legal tackle from behind. The play actually was penalized, 15 yard personal foul. But no ejection. The play was...
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    If you read the entire Realm of the Elderlings,...

    If you read the entire Realm of the Elderlings, you've covered just about everything she wrote, save the Soldier Son trilogy. I think she did a couple of collaborations, and maybe something under...
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    Ditto! I'll be checking out the tracks you...

    Ditto! I'll be checking out the tracks you posted. Really enjoy all the Tanger albums, and your solo disc, which I just threw on for a listen!

    Cheers!

    Bill
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    Any news from these guys? Are the band or Luis...

    Any news from these guys? Are the band or Luis still active?

    Bill
  46. True, that was new (at least for me), and it was...

    True, that was new (at least for me), and it was awesome! Actually, probably the highlight of the show for me.

    Bill
  47. I thought it was good too. I think I may have...

    I thought it was good too. I think I may have enjoyed the last tour a bit more because what they were doing was a bit "fresher" to me. This show was really similar to the prior one in terms of...
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    Re Den Za Den: As far as I know, my download is...

    Re Den Za Den: As far as I know, my download is not a vinyl rip, so I'm not sure what the source would have been for that. If they used that source, I think it would be fine. Question is, who owns...
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    I like this album a lot. I only have a download...

    I like this album a lot. I only have a download of it, but I'd buy the CD without hesitation if it ever got reissued. Not that I'm holding my breath on that.

    Bill
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    We'll see. One win over a surprisingly terrible...

    We'll see. One win over a surprisingly terrible Broncos team doesn't do much to impress me. I do agree that AB was going to be a problem for them, and that they're better off without him, but that's...
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    I have this album. I like it a lot. It's very...

    I have this album. I like it a lot. It's very busy, that's for sure. But the guys have chops for days, and it is a fun listen. Over the top, that's for sure, but I take this over a lot of "tasteful"...
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    Awesome, congratulations!! Bill

    Awesome, congratulations!!

    Bill
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    I'd go with the Broncos, I think they will be...

    I'd go with the Broncos, I think they will be improved this year. Raiders are a mess.

    Bill
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    It points to a lot of those rumors and...

    It points to a lot of those rumors and scuttlebutt in the press as having more than a grain of truth. Sounds like he didn't manage internal relationships very well and the Sox were just sick of him....
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    Not really a good comparison, difference being...

    Not really a good comparison, difference being the talent level. Somebody was going to bite on AB, he's a generational-level talent. Kaepernick not so much. Pats actually looked at Kaepernick, and...
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    That is collusion, which is wrong in its own way,...

    That is collusion, which is wrong in its own way, whether you can "prove" it or not; and I don't feel that two wrongs make a right. So that's not such "common sense" to me. Common sense to me is that...
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    Unlikely in the extreme he'll negatively impact...

    Unlikely in the extreme he'll negatively impact the Patriots' locker room. Belichick won't put up with it. He shipped Jamie Collins off to Cleveland without hesitation when he started to be a...
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    Sticky: Fantastic! Just been spinning their discs this...

    Fantastic! Just been spinning their discs this past week, I really like these guys! I will definitely be grabbing this!

    Bill
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    Very exciting to hear! I also loved Clockwork...

    Very exciting to hear! I also loved Clockwork Universe, actually just spun it the other day. I'm definitely in for this new one!

    Bill

    Sent from my LG-H918 using Tapatalk
  60. Thread: MLB 2019

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    I'd say on a statistical level for those ultra...

    I'd say on a statistical level for those ultra high-end contracts, generally not for anyone but pitchers. You can probably find talent that you don't have to pay that kind of money for that will give...
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