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    That process is called "ripping it to your hard...

    That process is called "ripping it to your hard drive."
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    ^^But CDs can't be melted down to make new...

    ^^But CDs can't be melted down to make new product.

    Not that many LPs are, either....
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    Are vinyl records worse for the environment?...

    Are vinyl records worse for the environment?
    https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/jan/28/vinyl-record-revival-environmental-impact-music-industry-streaming
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    You're doing it the right way, doing A-to-B...

    You're doing it the right way, doing A-to-B comparisons, pulling components out one-at-a-time, swapping them, comparing them, back-and-forth, in-and-out, listening critically for subtle differences...
  5. Yikes, two generations. You have my condolences,...

    Yikes, two generations. You have my condolences, Shadow.
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    Yeah, that's "room resonance." You can look it...

    Yeah, that's "room resonance." You can look it up.

    That's because it's all dressed up in audio mumbo-jumbo word salad.
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    So you're talking room resonance? Room...

    So you're talking room resonance?

    Room resonance is a real thing. You don't need a bunch of $10 words to make a basic concept sound posh.
  8. I know when my parents passed, it took me a good...

    I know when my parents passed, it took me a good year to get over the feeling that I had to call them about some news story, or ask their advice on something, or just tell them some exciting news.
    ...
  9. Fair enough. Although "tight" seems like a bit...

    Fair enough. Although "tight" seems like a bit of an odd description for something with, in your own words, "simultaneous crazy complex rhythms... even simultaneous different meters... or tempos......
  10. You know, listening to your own stuff you posted...

    You know, listening to your own stuff you posted on Bandcamp, let me make another suggestion:
    https://rsteviemoore.bandcamp.com/album/247-temperament-51-49-radio-copy-vg
  11. Yeah, basically. Good luck on your quest.

    Yeah, basically. Good luck on your quest.
  12. There's a lot of avant-garde player piano stuff...

    There's a lot of avant-garde player piano stuff -- okay, maybe not "a lot" but Nancarrow isn't the only one out there. There are also pieces in different time signatures that only intersect every...
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    Thank you Frank.

    Thank you Frank.
  14. I'm not a fan of this sort of "music" since it is...

    I'm not a fan of this sort of "music" since it is incredibly easy to write random collections of notes but incredibly hard to play them, and in my experience incredibly hard to listen to because...
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    Yeah, it's a nice piece. So's the music.

    Yeah, it's a nice piece. So's the music.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYENTo-0sAE ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYENTo-0sAE

    There's nothing in the DiMeola (mentioned above) below 50Hz (as is common for most recordings) -- even in the drum in the middle section -- though the...
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    Here are the musical contents: "The Reluctant...

    Here are the musical contents: "The Reluctant Cannibal" by Flanders & Swann. One of George Martin's first productions (1959), it's just piano and singing, on stage, with Donald Swann banging on his...
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    I got a kick out of this new video, posted...

    I got a kick out of this new video, posted yesterday. "CDs, those relics of yesteryear..." :lol

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVw5b7XzZVk
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    Nevermind. It looks like MediaMonkey is a...

    Nevermind. It looks like MediaMonkey is a Windows app, and won't run under OS-X without a lot of, um, monkeying.
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    It looks intriguing. What's it cost? Is it a...

    It looks intriguing. What's it cost? Is it a subscription or a one-time purchase?
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    I know these exist, but I haven't really explored...

    I know these exist, but I haven't really explored them much. Apple Music allows you to set up Smart Playlists based on the following criteria: artist
    album artist
    album artwork
    album love
    ...
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    What does "delay versus frequency stimulus" mean?...

    What does "delay versus frequency stimulus" mean? Maybe I'm missing some basic concept you're describing.
  23. Is it too terribly difficult to use the remote...

    Is it too terribly difficult to use the remote control?
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    Interesting. It appears to do exactly as a tuned...

    Interesting. It appears to do exactly as a tuned concert hall would, boosting the EQ in the holes and cutting it in the peaks. No new science there.

    The graphs the author displays show...
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    There's an app for that.

    There's an app for that.
  26. My contacts have different prescriptions, to give...

    My contacts have different prescriptions, to give me 20/20 distance vision. But even corrected to 20/20, my 12" vision is different between the eyes (?)...
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    Thanks, but "cataloging" and "making playlists"...

    Thanks, but "cataloging" and "making playlists" are two distinct activities -- unless somebody's found a way to combine them.
  28. Here's an off-the-wall question. For distance...

    Here's an off-the-wall question.

    For distance vision my eyes are about equally good, with contacts. However, when reading with drug store reading glasses, my left eye is MUCH BETTER than my right...
  29. Hamsters? Damn, I've been using squirrels!...

    Hamsters? Damn, I've been using squirrels!
    That's because the squirrels work for peanuts.
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    How in the hell would THAT work? The only...

    How in the hell would THAT work? The only control a room EQ software would have would be to alter the speaker output to counteract room acoustics. In large theaters, both movie and performance,...
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    Report back how well it works.

    Report back how well it works.
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    Is the beer mandatory? I'm trying to cut down my...

    Is the beer mandatory? I'm trying to cut down my calories.
  33. That'd be funnier if it was a shredder.

    That'd be funnier if it was a shredder.
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    Music-Organizing Software

    Shot in the dark here.

    I can sit in my easy chair, here in my music room, playing music from my iPad. The iPad connects to my iMac and will play any music on the iMac's hard drives, via Bluetooth,...
  35. Could be as simple as cleaning -- the alignment...

    Could be as simple as cleaning -- the alignment lasers could be dusty. Try shooting inside with a can of compressed air, or taking the outside cover off and shooting everything.That capability used...
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    Cool guitar ...

    Cool guitar

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGFri_kWDTw
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    Rock music on bass saxophones ...

    Rock music on bass saxophones

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geEB_f71JMQ
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    I love octobasses too. ...

    I love octobasses too.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12X-i9YHzmE
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    Wow, what a Wookie. Braxton spends more time...

    Wow, what a Wookie. Braxton spends more time exercising the keys than blowing.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BiW2mVKk0w

    I was always amazed watching Pepper Adams -- who was about 5'4" --...
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    :) If you sunk $75k into it you'd want the $150k...

    :) If you sunk $75k into it you'd want the $150k version:)
  41. What are the symptoms? It might be something...

    What are the symptoms?

    It might be something simple like a belt. Or, it might be fatal like a laser.
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    I have most of the Oregon records and 3-4 solos...

    I have most of the Oregon records and 3-4 solos by Paul. I wouldn't call what he does jazz.

    But he's a good name to mention anyway, thanks!
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    I would imagine the effect would be limited. ...

    I would imagine the effect would be limited. With active-feedback they've been able to make tiny speakers sound like medium-sized speakers, but they'll never be able to make computer speakers sound...
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    Lots of overtone blowing. Standard equipment. ...

    Lots of overtone blowing. Standard equipment. Their LP is a fun listen (once or twice)....
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    Well, you should try the Spam, Spam, eggs, ham...

    Well, you should try the Spam, Spam, eggs, ham and Spam then. It's not got much Spam in it.
  46. What's the mystery? Like any actor in a hit...

    What's the mystery? Like any actor in a hit movie or athlete on a winning team, they just capitalized on their momentum.
  47. Monday I start a 12-week weight loss class at the...

    Monday I start a 12-week weight loss class at the Y. It's not exercise (I don't think) but just personalized counseling. Since I retired I've put on about 20 pounds. Not a good idea, and I seem to...
  48. Sorry, you're absolutely right. This is not the...

    Sorry, you're absolutely right. This is not the time or place - I will cease & desist. As a youngster I couldn't care less about politics. Now as an oldster, I find myself caring too much. :)
  49. Two comments: This would work only in...

    Two comments:

    This would work only in conjunction with a Constitutional amendment -- and I think a good one -- to make campaigns publicly funded. There's too much money in campaigns, and too...
  50. There's NEVER a bad reason to bring up Happy The...

    There's NEVER a bad reason to bring up Happy The Man!
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    Give him our best. As long as the mind is still...

    Give him our best. As long as the mind is still there, make sure you set him up with internet access.
  52. Yes, very nice! I hadn't heard this before. All...

    Yes, very nice! I hadn't heard this before.
    All good explanations. Emerson was a very Copland-esque composer (see @6:00 above) and the orchestrator here did an excellent job of making it sound...
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    :)

    :)
  54. Bingo

    Bingo
  55. I won't sink to your level and argue nonsense.

    I won't sink to your level and argue nonsense.
  56. Yami, as usual you're in the weeds. Re-read what...

    Yami, as usual you're in the weeds. Re-read what I wrote, then re-read what YOU wrote.

    Read this too:...
  57. A pint and new tennis balls on his walker?

    A pint and new tennis balls on his walker?
  58. There's an old quote often credited to Winston...

    There's an old quote often credited to Winston Churchill -- but variations of it go back a hundred years earlier: "If you are not a liberal when you are 30 you have no heart, if you are not a...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OK1GDkvFdL4

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OK1GDkvFdL4
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCRkgO_HvaY

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