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    A friend of mine met Geddy at the book signing...

    A friend of mine met Geddy at the book signing recently in Oakville, Ontario and told him the story about how he lived and worked in Seoul, South Korea for a year (1982), where he bought the brand...
  2. I gotta tell ya, I'm on the edge of my seat here.

    I gotta tell ya, I'm on the edge of my seat here.
  3. Thread: Birders

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    Yeah, I love it. While other people I see there...

    Yeah, I love it. While other people I see there are obsessed with feeding chipmunks, etc. I am all about the birds. You'll note from that video above that they tend to wait their turn, but I've had...
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    I'm looking forward to getting into the more...

    I'm looking forward to getting into the more remote part of the hiking area this summer. I would have already gone, but it's been a very rainy spring and it's just too muddy and slippery for my...
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    Burlington, right on the lake. That video was in...

    Burlington, right on the lake. That video was in Hendrie Valley, part of the hiking trails operated by the Royal Botanical Gardens.
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    The birds and woodland critters in this...

    The birds and woodland critters in this particular hiking trail area seem to be fairly simpatico with humans - of course, if you don't have nuts and seeds for them, they lose interest quickly. But...
  7. This is where I'm at. The last Yes show I saw...

    This is where I'm at. The last Yes show I saw that was excellent was in 2002. After that I personally saw/felt a decline (which is perfectly natural as musicians age). But if others don't, great! I...
  8. Thread: Birders

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    No, it's a red-bellied. Flickers have spotted...

    No, it's a red-bellied. Flickers have spotted underbellies and the underside of their wings is a beautiful golden colour.

    BTW, he stuck around on my hand much longer the first and third times...
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    LMAO! I was smiling the whole time but then it...

    LMAO! I was smiling the whole time but then it got to the part about the performance beginning prior to coffee being served and I lost it! :D Thanks for this.
  10. Thread: Birders

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    Beautiful June morning for a hike, and while I...

    Beautiful June morning for a hike, and while I was feeding the usual nuthatches, blue jays, cardinals, blackbirds and downy woodpeckers, along came this red-bellied woodpecker who landed on my hand...
  11. In the meantime, here's the cover of the new...

    In the meantime, here's the cover of the new Hasse Fröberg & Musical Companion album, released this coming August 29:
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    Oh, that Geddy. He's such a Guppet.

    Oh, that Geddy. He's such a Guppet.
  13. Like many people, there are a handful of tracks I...

    Like many people, there are a handful of tracks I do skip on the white album, but I wouldn't delete nearly as many as mogrooves listed. Certainly not Blackbird, Why Don't We Do It In The Road and...
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    Absolutely. The thing about it, too, is that it...

    Absolutely. The thing about it, too, is that it has many classic lines that people quote all the time, but many other hilarious ones that kind of get forgotten or overshadowed. My personal favourite...
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    Now we're talkin'. Watched it many times and will...

    Now we're talkin'. Watched it many times and will continue to do so, because it continues to make me laugh - but I'm a Python fanatic, so that's easily explained. A Fish Called Wanda is another that...
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    Great shot! :cool

    Great shot! :cool
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    Agreed. Also note that he did not adopt Chris'...

    Agreed. Also note that he did not adopt Chris' accent during the induction ceremony - like, at ALL.
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    As far as protocol goes, yes, but it is a bit on...

    As far as protocol goes, yes, but it is a bit on the sparse side. A few more paragraphs to really beef it up is never a bad thing.
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    This is the correct procedure. Copying and...

    This is the correct procedure. Copying and pasting what someone else wrote can fill in the bulk of your post, and do away with the need for that pesky originality.
  20. Yes, it's excellent and surely an easy contender...

    Yes, it's excellent and surely an easy contender for my Top 10 of the year!
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    How can anyone hate wiki posts? They are so...

    How can anyone hate wiki posts? They are so educational, and we all get to stay here to enjoy the new knowledge without clicking on the actual wiki site! Wikipedia is a multilingual online...
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    For some people here, there is no topic too silly...

    For some people here, there is no topic too silly or mundane that they can't inflict enormous stream-of-consciousness posts that pore over the excruciating minutiae of any subject. My scroll wheel...
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    RUSH - Cinema Strangiato 2019

    https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/8515231/rush-cinema-strangiato-2019-theaters


    The devoted legion of Rush fans may be missing their band, which has been in dry-dock since 2015. But...
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    I've never seen the appeal of that one. I don't...

    I've never seen the appeal of that one. I don't say that in order to shit on your comment or to be negative for the sake of - I just wish I could see what everyone else sees... I know I'm in the...
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    Yep, watched the first two Handmaid's Tale last...

    Yep, watched the first two Handmaid's Tale last night (they didn't air three here?) and it's good to have it back. Likewise with the new season of Big Little Lies, now featuring Meryl Streep who...
  26. Thread: CD Rot

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    Just this one for me as well, and that's from...

    Just this one for me as well, and that's from thousands of cds over a few decades of buying/collecting.
  27. I'd love that too, but you're right, another one...

    I'd love that too, but you're right, another one of those isn't in the cards. I think it was just too frustrating for him to put all that work into those albums and have them fail, each of them...
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    I'd only ever seen her as Kelly Bundy, so I had...

    I'd only ever seen her as Kelly Bundy, so I had no idea she was capable of this caliber of performance. My wife likes her a lot, having seen her in other things that I didn't watch.
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    I know Dead To Me was mentioned earlier in this...

    I know Dead To Me was mentioned earlier in this thread. I binged the first four episodes last night and found it to be excellent. Both leads are outstanding - Christina Applegate is particularly...
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    Some contenders from the first half of the year...

    Some contenders from the first half of the year for me:

    Marko Hietala - Mustan Sydämen Rovio
    District 97 - Screens
    Chester Thompson - Steppin'
    Isildurs Bane & Peter Hammill - In Amazonia

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    I did. Now it's the last band of the night though...

    I did. Now it's the last band of the night though - Bush. And I don't want to hear them. So I'm turning up my own music... Live was fun to hear though, they also played Shit Towne, White Discussion,...
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    There is an annual music festival called The...

    There is an annual music festival called The Sound Of Music in my town, just two blocks from where I live. I can hear the bands without even having to go down there - which can be annoying sometimes....
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    No, it is not region free.

    No, it is not region free.
  34. I also love the orchestral albums, each of which...

    I also love the orchestral albums, each of which was better than the last. And some of Tony's home demos of those compositions are fantastic as well, they can be found on the fourth disc of the A...
  35. "Must miss!"

    "Must miss!"
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    Yes, always! In my big, lurching decanter that...

    Yes, always! In my big, lurching decanter that looks like a piece of modern art. It aerates it beautifully, but next to the Zalto glasses, it's definitely something that calls out for a more elegant...
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    Sure Bill, it's a 2014 Zuccardi Q - and it's very...

    Sure Bill, it's a 2014 Zuccardi Q - and it's very nice so far! I suspect it would be better after a couple of years of aging, but it's still enjoyable. I had read that it was fairly tannic but I...
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    This evening I am going to open a bottle of...

    This evening I am going to open a bottle of Argentinian Tempranillo, which I have never tried before. It's from the large Mendoza region. In the past I have tended to try their Malbecs (which I like...
  39. I think you'll like it. It can be very, very slow...

    I think you'll like it. It can be very, very slow all throughout, just an FYI - but when the payoffs happen, they are big. And Michael McKean's performance is just outstanding. What an excellent...
  40. Unfortunately I have almost all of this already....

    Unfortunately I have almost all of this already. Definitely all of the Banks, including The Wicked Lady on CD - and in fact I have more than what is included here, considering the fourth disc of the...
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    I was disappointed in that as well, as I would...

    I was disappointed in that as well, as I would have liked hearing about some of the later albums in depth, as I like every Tull album - I'm even a big Rock Island fan! :p But they certainly did a...
  42. Ugh. This is so true, unfortunately.

    Ugh. This is so true, unfortunately.
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    VERY much looking forward to this. Excellent...

    VERY much looking forward to this. Excellent series, they film it right around here and it's fun to recognize so many places. I came across some filming a few times when I was out and about. When...
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    Then you're in luck, because I'd say 75% of the...

    Then you're in luck, because I'd say 75% of the documentary is from the beginning to about "A". Everything after that is sped up and glossed over somewhat. They don't even mention every album after...
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    Watched a new episode of Black Mirror tonight,...

    Watched a new episode of Black Mirror tonight, called Smithereens. Very good, quite gripping and tense. Only two others to watch, they aren't as highly rated so we'll see.
  46. Hey, that's dynamite. I'm never doing that.

    Hey, that's dynamite. I'm never doing that.
  47. I haven't - I don't make or buy them, because I...

    I haven't - I don't make or buy them, because I don't want them. One look at this hack job with its garish, pasted-on label and uneven photocopied insert is all the proof I need that I've made the...
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    :rofl

    :rofl
  49. Yes, which I mentioned in order to be fair. ...

    Yes, which I mentioned in order to be fair.



    Oh, do you? To who, exactly?



    I believe I also mentioned my own personal track record with CDs and CD-Rs, with multiple CD-Rs failing, and one...
  50. Agreed, and as I said it's a learning experience....

    Agreed, and as I said it's a learning experience. I will be vigilant with this stuff in the future. I shouldn't have to be, but I will be.
  51. Reading that enormous thread right now, thanks...

    Reading that enormous thread right now, thanks for that, it's most interesting to me! And angering too.
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    But only when band members not named Ian Anderson...

    But only when band members not named Ian Anderson are talking! :D

    I kid, but the interviews with guys like Cornick, Barlow, Palmer, Evans, etc. are much more direct. Great DVD.
  53. That's right! Bought it when it came out, and...

    That's right! Bought it when it came out, and several years ago noticed it had gone all bronze and unplayable.



    Here, let me take a minute out of my 40+ hour work week to play a sorrowful...
  54. Right, but when you see that you've received...

    Right, but when you see that you've received CD-Rs, and still sell them, you list them as such, do you not?

    For their part, Amazon did offer a full rebate including the shipping - so they have...
  55. I have 3,000+ CDs, and over the course of 30...

    I have 3,000+ CDs, and over the course of 30 years of collecting, precisely one of them has succumbed to CD rot (Peter Hammill's The Fall Of The House Of Usher). On the other hand, I have burned...
  56. It's ridiculous. I have seen the disclaimer...

    It's ridiculous. I have seen the disclaimer listed on U.S. Amazon before, indicating it's a CD-R. Not the case here though - in fact, I've never seen that disclaimer on Amazon Canada before. This...
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    There are two live versions of Roundabout that...

    There are two live versions of Roundabout that spring to mind when thinking of the 'best' available versions. Do we agree on this, at least?


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVWhVSPngBw&

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  58. Amazon warehouse.

    Amazon warehouse.
  59. Got burned (pun intended) with an CD-R from Amazon

    I'd heard of this happening before, but first time for me. Ordered Third Plane by Carter/Hancock/Williams from Amazon Canada. $14.83. Nowhere in the product description was it listed as a CD-R. But...
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    Absolutely. That's when they were far more...

    Absolutely. That's when they were far more interesting characters than what they became, although both were still watered down from how powerful they were in the books. Great actors though.
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