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  1. ^^ I think it's more about the artist learning...

    ^^ I think it's more about the artist learning that they can do more with it beyond play music and use their fame to really make a difference. I get it, though. But, if you had everything you ever...
  2. FFS, boys. :roll For the record, climate...

    FFS, boys. :roll

    For the record, climate change is a moral issue. It's only framed as political by POLITICIANS, so they can divide people along party lines. Don't fall for it, because you are...
  3. Thread: MLB 2019

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    And the Orioles could end the season with more...

    And the Orioles could end the season with more than a -300 run differential.
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    the myth continues. Nektar is not a German band.

    the myth continues. Nektar is not a German band.
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    You pretty much just described Rock and Roll.

    You pretty much just described Rock and Roll.
  6. Thread: Hayward & Lodge

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    Some of Justin's tastiest playing is on Blue...

    Some of Justin's tastiest playing is on Blue Jays. Really great tone.
  7. Thread: Hayward & Lodge

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    I love "Blue Jays."

    I love "Blue Jays."
  8. Thread: MLB 2019

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    Couldn't have come at a better time since they...

    Couldn't have come at a better time since they begin a series with NY and the Yankees just manhandled the Rays. The doubters are awfully quiet right now.
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    ^^ Learn something new every day.

    ^^ Learn something new every day.
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    If they use a shitty stylus. So many of those...

    If they use a shitty stylus. So many of those cheap turntables had ceramic styluses that slow, but surely ruined the discs.
  11. I'm making no judgment. I'm merely providing the...

    I'm making no judgment. I'm merely providing the numbers. Personally, I think it's insignificant and likely not deliberate. I would expect similar variation night-to-night on such a long piece unless...
  12. I did it from first note to last note, excluding...

    I did it from first note to last note, excluding the intros.
  13. ^^ I took the scientific approach and just...

    ^^ I took the scientific approach and just checked both videos. The Bethlehem performance clocks in at 23:05, whereas the second version clocks in at 22:33.
  14. Thread: Birders

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    Speaking of cicadas, here's one on my honeysuckle...

    Speaking of cicadas, here's one on my honeysuckle from a few days ago.
    ...
  15. Thread: Birders

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    I have a neighborhood cat picking off birds in my...

    I have a neighborhood cat picking off birds in my yard. It's really pissing me off.
  16. Thread: Birders

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    I'm pretty sure it's a Carolina Wren. The eggs...

    I'm pretty sure it's a Carolina Wren. The eggs and the striped head of the mother are a giveaway.
  17. Thread: RIP Dr John

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    They did two shows for "In Session." I am...

    They did two shows for "In Session."



    I am sooo jealous. They did that brief European tour together ('86 or '87 I believe). I have a broadcast of one show where they played "Walking on Gilded...
  18. Thread: MLB 2019

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    Looks like the Mariners have bailed on their...

    Looks like the Mariners have bailed on their season already.
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    Ahh, so it WAS the Deep State. ;)

    Ahh, so it WAS the Deep State. ;)
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    It likely is on their end. Or the Deep State.

    It likely is on their end. Or the Deep State.
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    Great quote.

    Great quote.
  22. https://nbchardballtalk.files.wordpress.com/2010/1...

    https://nbchardballtalk.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/marx-lennon.jpg
  23. Thread: Birders

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    I have a wren nesting in my shed. Just inside the...

    I have a wren nesting in my shed. Just inside the door on a narrow shelf behind my hanging shovel, rakes, etc. She's getting more and comfortable with me walking in and out, no longer flying off when...
  24. Thread: Birders

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    ^ That's so cool.

    ^ That's so cool.
  25. I do find it rich how "fans" who cannot "perform"...

    I do find it rich how "fans" who cannot "perform" like they did 50 years ago slag artists for the same thing.

    Where's that mirror emoji?
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    Nice try.

    Nice try.
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    No, it's not you. I can't listen to him at all. ...

    No, it's not you. I can't listen to him at all.

    Love the guy, though.
  28. Thread: Birders

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    I think you're right.

    I think you're right.
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    The point is that it's laughably ignorant.

    The point is that it's laughably ignorant.
  30. Thread: Birders

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    ^^ Amazing!

    ^^ Amazing!
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    Because, like many others here, he's a drama...

    Because, like many others here, he's a drama queen. :roll
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    ^^ NICE!!

    ^^ NICE!!
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    Great song.

    Great song.
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    Not sure how many know it, but "Savoy Truffle"...

    Not sure how many know it, but "Savoy Truffle" was written for George's buddy, Eric Clapton, who had a sweet tooth.
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    Give Ringo a break. It took him four years to...

    Give Ringo a break. It took him four years to write that song. ;)


    As far as self-indulgence goes, I look at it this way and a bit from personal experience.

    I'm a twin. I grew up a twin. We...
  36. Ugh! News Flash! John believed in god. He...

    Ugh!

    News Flash! John believed in god. He didn't like what organized religion had become. Read the lyrics again and see if it's about the existence of god or the manipulation of it.
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    ^^ +1 I thought the comparison was a bit odd,...

    ^^ +1

    I thought the comparison was a bit odd, too. Tiny Tim was a novelty act. Leon Redbone was anything but that.
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    I think it's friends don't let friends do...

    I think it's friends don't let friends do threads. :)
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    :huh Brilliant post.

    :huh



    Brilliant post.
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    Threads like this ARE drugs.

    Threads like this ARE drugs.
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    ^^ Wow, "Blackbird" is one of Paul's best songs,...

    ^^ Wow, "Blackbird" is one of Paul's best songs, IMHO.

    I wouldn't delete a thing. And it's not about loyalty, sacrilege or what i'm accustomed to. It's about their intent as artists and...
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    It's supposed to. But, there has been zero...

    It's supposed to. But, there has been zero updates about it. One can only speculate.

    They REALLY need to do the ones they missed, too. AHDN, Rubber Soul, Revolver, especially.
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    So, did Geddy use his fingers or a pick? ...

    So, did Geddy use his fingers or a pick?

    (ducks and covers)
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    A personal favorite (one of many): PLAY IT...

    A personal favorite (one of many):

    PLAY IT LOUD


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpYqxQImaN8&list=RDMpYqxQImaN8&start_radio=1
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    Interesting story. But protest songs were not...

    Interesting story. But protest songs were not banned in the states during Viet Nam, as you claimed. There may have been particular stations that banned them from their play lists. But that is...
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    Oops. I was going from memory, I stand corrected....

    Oops. I was going from memory, I stand corrected. I swear I heard it was the Carters. But the timing seems better with the Nixons. How ironic, though.

    I don't need your war machines; I don't need...
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    The Guess Who were invited to play at Jimmy...

    The Guess Who were invited to play at Jimmy Carter's Inauguration in '77. (I think it was the inauguration.) His wife, Rosalynn (sp?), politely asked them to not play "American Woman."
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    That is 100% untrue.

    That is 100% untrue.
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    yes.

    yes.
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    When I saw (and recorded) them in (I think '88),...

    When I saw (and recorded) them in (I think '88), Rob was in the band.

    I saw that Kale version of TGW, and was very disappointed to learn (at the show) that Burton and Randy were not involved. It...
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    I'd like to see a review of that.

    I'd like to see a review of that.
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    ^^ I have no problem with Burton's mellower...

    ^^ I have no problem with Burton's mellower music. He's just so great and I don't have to be rocking all the time time.

    On a related note, if I go the rest of my life without ever hearing "Takin'...
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    One of the truly great voices of rock. An...

    One of the truly great voices of rock. An incredible songwriter and I know he plays at least four instruments (piano, guitar, flute and harmonica); probably others.

    He gets a bit schmaltzy these...
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    Yep, it's pretty freaky.

    Yep, it's pretty freaky.
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    I think they got the Julian Lennon hologram.

    I think they got the Julian Lennon hologram.
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    I like Dolenz on a personal level, but he can't...

    I like Dolenz on a personal level, but he can't carry a tune.

    I would not be surprised if this tour was cancelled due to poor ticket sales.
  57. Thread: RIP Dr John

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    FWIW, I never heard of Roky Erickson. Dr. John,...

    FWIW, I never heard of Roky Erickson. Dr. John, on the other hand, was virtually a household name for some time.
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    no thanks. Mickey Dolenz? Really?

    no thanks.

    Mickey Dolenz? Really?
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    I friend of mine is one of the top illustrators...

    I friend of mine is one of the top illustrators in the world. He just posted this caricature of Keith. I thought I'd share it here.
    ...
  60. Thread: RIP Dr John

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    I was at a local show this evening and mentioned...

    I was at a local show this evening and mentioned to a friend that I had never seen Dr. John. Then I come home to this. What a tragic loss of an American Treasure.

    It's a sad day for music. RIP,...
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