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    Heard this for the first time last night. More...

    Heard this for the first time last night. More poignant now than when it was released 2 years ago:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwlizuLkEKk

    The reason I haven't bought it until now is it...
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    I never really had any interest in Classical era...

    I never really had any interest in Classical era Classical. It always sounded silly to me, like a nursery song. As my ear is trained to the point atonal music sounds more and more like music, I've...
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    In the late 80s, early 90s, I was struck by how...

    In the late 80s, early 90s, I was struck by how the drummer of Fine Young Cannibals would play a trap kit, and stared at it intently as if it required every ounce of concentration. Meanwhile,...
  4. Thread: E-Bow

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    I used to play unplugged, but found I was...

    I used to play unplugged, but found I was developing bad habits and bad tone. Plugging in keeps me squared away. BTW: I play and watch through headphones, so no neighbors banging at my door.
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    Holy documentary Batman!

    Holy documentary Batman!
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    To this day, I'll play guitar while watching TV. ...

    I'm not sure if the technology will produce the same results, but I remember back in the late 80's and early, remote controls put out signals that were audible if you held it up to the guitar...
  7. During the 6 Degrees tour, Dream Theater came to...

    During the 6 Degrees tour, Dream Theater came to town on my Mom's birthday. The band really should've checked the calendar and come on a more convenient day.
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    Sticky: If black owned businesses marked as such are...

    If black owned businesses marked as such are being burned, that tells me the arsonists aren't black at all.
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    I do know Gene Roddenberry blamed the Mod Squad...

    I do know Gene Roddenberry blamed the Mod Squad more than anything else. I remember reading as much in an article, leading up to the premier of The Next Generation.
  10. Cockatoos are as affectionate as cats. My...

    I think you can with parrots - they are quite smart and social.[/QUOTE]

    Cockatoos are as affectionate as cats.



    My folks live in an "Active Adult Community." Many of their neighbors have...
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    ^^ I seem to remember the Mod Squad being the...

    ^^ I seem to remember the Mod Squad being the primary reason Star Trek was cancelled. The former killed the latter in the ratings.
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    Space Oddity has been covered by many, including...

    Space Oddity has been covered by many, including Happy the Man drummer Joe Bergamini's other band, 4Front.
  13. The worst kinds are the ones for which there are...

    The worst kinds are the ones for which there are no symptoms, until it's much too late. Ovarian cancer would be another.
  14. Thread: Birders

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    ^^ And why did it cross the road?

    ^^ And why did it cross the road?
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    The Dreamboat Annie album in general is...

    The Dreamboat Annie album in general is borderline prog.
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    ^^ I remember in the aftermath of Gillan leaving...

    ^^ I remember in the aftermath of Gillan leaving Sabbath to rejoin Purple, there were discussions to have Phil Mogg join Sabbath. I imagine it would've sounded similar.
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    Sticky: When the county sheriff marches WITH protesters...

    When the county sheriff marches WITH protesters in Flint MI, funny how that didn't turn violent.
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    Sticky: The apocalypse has officially arrived! First...

    The apocalypse has officially arrived! First Covid, then parts of Downtown Phoenix being destroyed by rioting, and now a monsoon thunderstorm on MAY THIRTIETH!!! If it starts raining frogs...
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    That's just the way music festival films were...

    That's just the way music festival films were made at the time. If you've seen ELP's debut performance the following summer, band footage is intermingled with random people, speed boats on the...
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    That's what the chapter advance button on the...

    That's what the chapter advance button on the Blu-Ray player remote is for.
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    Nobody has yet mentioned the granddaddy of rock...

    Nobody has yet mentioned the granddaddy of rock films: Woodstock. It was thanks to that film and the albums the festival was finally able to turn a profit.
  22. Last week, my uncle and patriarch of the extended...

    Last week, my uncle and patriarch of the extended family died of a heart attack. What actually killed him was complications in the procedure to install stents. If the medical system hadn't been so...
  23. I find the learning curve between 7 and 10 is...

    I find the learning curve between 7 and 10 is nowhere near as steep as from 7 to 8. Windows 8 was Microsoft's answer to IOS and Android, which would've been fine if Windows Phones ever took off, but...
  24. I would think long and hard about accessing the...

    I would think long and hard about accessing the internet from computer running a no longer supported OS. Particularly for things like online shopping and banking. Windows historically has had more...
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    ^^ Or anything by Roman Polanski.

    ^^ Or anything by Roman Polanski.
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    I worked the swing shift, and got home just as...

    I worked the swing shift, and got home just as Letterman was starting.
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    And of course, the latest gadget to separate us...

    And of course, the latest gadget to separate us old folks from our money.......

    https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/aVsAAOSwVc9eMpaq/s-l640.png
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    CBS brought back the Sunday Night Movie, with no...

    CBS brought back the Sunday Night Movie, with no resolution to NCIS LA and NOLA in the same time slot.
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    A larger amp isn't exclusively for more decibels....

    A larger amp isn't exclusively for more decibels. More wattage at the same volume level will result in cleaner sound, due to more distance from the saturation threshold.
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    ^^ One of my favs The Black List shut down before...

    ^^ One of my favs The Black List shut down before they finish filming an episode. They finished it by animating the parts they weren't able to film. There were supposed to be one or two more...
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    But if I stood outside in the rain to have one,...

    But if I stood outside in the rain to have one, it melted before I finished it.
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    Ever noticed James Garner was "Jim" in every...

    Ever noticed James Garner was "Jim" in every post-Maverick TV show he was on? Kind of like how Tony Danza was "Tony" in every show.
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    Tonight at 10pm EDT/PDT, and 9pm CDT/MDT, NBC...

    Tonight at 10pm EDT/PDT, and 9pm CDT/MDT, NBC will re-air the 1978 SNL episode hosted by Fred.
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    My grandmother used to hit my grandfather in the...

    My grandmother used to hit my grandfather in the head with a frying pan. Were they having sex in front of my father, aunts and uncles?
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    It would be similar to the original Roland Guitar...

    Yeah, that's basically right as I understand it. That's certainly what it sounded like to me. They're definitely not using samples.

    Bill[/QUOTE]

    It would be similar to the original Roland...
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    Shirley, you jest!

    Shirley, you jest!
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    The chances are about the same as Neal Morse...

    The chances are about the same as Neal Morse writing the next Spock's Beard album.
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    Or Missouri. Kansas City spans both states.

    Or Missouri. Kansas City spans both states.
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    Sticky: I remember when Anthrax was being mailed right...

    I remember when Anthrax was being mailed right after 9/11. Many people wanted to take Cipro prophylactically, oblivious to the fact antibiotics don't prevent anything. And they're building a...
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    This month is the 7 year anniversary of when I...

    This month is the 7 year anniversary of when I was finally able to quit. In addition to what you cited, I haven't had to stand out in 115 degree heat just to have a cigarette. I haven't been stuck...
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    Sticky: Last summer, many piles of homeless people's...

    Last summer, many piles of homeless people's belongings were left abandoned around town. I can't imagine scores of homeless voluntarily leaving behind all their worldly possessions. That led me to...
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    I used to buy candy cigarettes. I guess I'm as...

    I used to buy candy cigarettes. I guess I'm as stupid as anyone else.
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    I've always referred to the Nielsen rating system...

    I've always referred to the Nielsen rating system as the Electoral College system of voting, working in reverse. That's more true than ever when "families" now constitute a minority of viewers.
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    He was a regular fixture on the Tonight Show,...

    He was a regular fixture on the Tonight Show, when Jay Leno was at the helm. A sad loss indeed.
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    Sticky: My primary (but not my only) source is the BBC. ...

    My primary (but not my only) source is the BBC. I prefer a not for profit, non-corporate view of the world.

    When the vast majority of advertising on the big 3 broadcast and big 3 cable news...
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    Suzanne Summer has yet to live down the...

    Suzanne Summer has yet to live down the Thighmaster.
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    Chuck actually got cancelled, but when scores...

    Chuck actually got cancelled, but when scores younger people complained, NBC brought it back. A similar thing happened with The Wonder Years and Freaks and Geeks, but the complainers were older...
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    NBC brought back the train wreck of a show...

    NBC brought back the train wreck of a show Blindspot. It started out as an intriguing and entertaining show, but devolved into an extremely stupid and comically implausible show. My guess is they...
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    I remember a K-Tel radio with a grid of lights...

    I remember a K-Tel radio with a grid of lights showing a band playing, a precursor to MTV. Those radios sold as well sand in the desert.
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    Water in plastic bottles. Remember when we drank...

    Water in plastic bottles. Remember when we drank out of the garden hose?

    Beanie Babies. To quote the recently departed "Old Man" Harrison on Pawn Stars, anything created specifically to be...
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    Just yesterday, I waited at a bus stop with the...

    Just yesterday, I waited at a bus stop with the ultimate douche-bag. He was a white guy with dreads, AND he was vaping.
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    Even if Ian wasn't a smoker, in the not so...

    Even if Ian wasn't a smoker, in the not so distant past, second hand smoke was everywhere. They used to allow smoking in hospital beds for Christ's sake.
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    ^^ I used to have a Bandmaster rig with Peavey...

    ^^ I used to have a Bandmaster rig with Peavey Scorpion speakers in the cabinet. Very sweet sounding....wish I still had it.
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    ^^ Phil was my intro to the e-bow in the early...

    ^^ Phil was my intro to the e-bow in the early 80s. After seeing Phil live, I had the pleasure of using a friend's e-bow a few months later.
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    What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen...

    What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?
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    Sticky: ^^ I found a shortcut to making sourdough. Just...

    ^^ I found a shortcut to making sourdough. Just leave a tub of yogurt out on the counter overnight, then bake into bread the next day. The taste is indistinguishable.
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    Sticky: It may take 6 months to a couple of years before...

    It may take 6 months to a couple of years before they catch up with you, but they eventually will. I would even advise, as Top Cat did, making an effort to contact the IRS, letting them know they...
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    Sticky: I would highly recommend NOT spending it. Have...

    I would highly recommend NOT spending it. Have it available for when the government realizes their mistake and asks for a refund.

    EDIT: In my line of work, I've dealt with a few people who had...
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    ^^ A while ago, there were 2 Doctor Who movies,...

    ^^ A while ago, there were 2 Doctor Who movies, circa 1965/66 on one of the digital sub-channels. The first was still in black and white, the second in that newfangled color. Instead of being a...
  60. On that note, I'll kick back and drink a Corona...

    On that note, I'll kick back and drink a Corona Beer...of which there are plenty because nobody else wants to drink them.
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