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  1. I probably wouldn't remember them, had I not...

    I probably wouldn't remember them, had I not accidentally thrown one into my brother's ankle.:oops
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    Good to see that the Sierra Nevada Celebration...

    Good to see that the Sierra Nevada Celebration man finally made it to your neck of the woods, Jerol.
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    In case you guys missed this, there is a good...

    In case you guys missed this, there is a good comedy out on DVD called Destination Wedding. The entire movie consists of dialog between two wedding guests, Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder, both of...
  4. Thread: Stereolab

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    When I was in college, the band Spirit was...

    When I was in college, the band Spirit was playing locally, but I had a final exam the day following the concert, so I opted to stay in and study. The concert would have been a better memory, as my...
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    Endlessly coordinated, I managed to cut my finger...

    Endlessly coordinated, I managed to cut my finger on the lead foil covering the top of a wine bottle.:roll
  6. Long bicycle rides to and from school without...

    Long bicycle rides to and from school without helmets (we had never seen a bicycle helmet and didn't even think about them). Or a long walk if you chose to hoof it. No one ever asked why there were...
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    Always enjoyed this man's art and vision. Rest...

    Always enjoyed this man's art and vision. Rest in peace, Gahan Wilson.
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    This aging Who fan thinks it's very good.:)

    This aging Who fan thinks it's very good.:)
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    Rest in peace, Mr Watson. Thanks for your...

    Rest in peace, Mr Watson. Thanks for your contribution to so much music that I love.
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    Tony Iommi, Chris Cornell, Tool Nominated for...

    Tony Iommi, Chris Cornell, Tool Nominated for 2020 Grammys
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    https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/versus_bracket.png ...

    https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/versus_bracket.png

    Versus Bracket
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    This may be of interest to theater-goers: DoJ...

    This may be of interest to theater-goers:

    DoJ to scrap the Paramount antitrust rule that prohibits movie studios from buying or strong-arming movie theaters
  13. Thread: Questions:

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    https://media.boingboing.net/wp-content/uploads/20...

    https://media.boingboing.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/tim-and-eric-mind-blown.gif
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    Peter Rowan - Dust Bowl Children

    Peter Rowan - Dust Bowl Children
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    Exactly. There are a lot of people, maybe mostly...

    Exactly. There are a lot of people, maybe mostly in this country, that seem to spend an inordinate amount of time worrying about other people's personal business. It has no effect on you. Get over...
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    Nothing special. Would love to replace the...

    Nothing special. Would love to replace the cassette player in the car with a CD player, but all the ones I've seen have a whole bunch of features I would have to pay for and never use. For example,...
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    It is nearly impossible to find an acidic...

    It is nearly impossible to find an acidic American red wine, or a dry one for that matter, these days. It's possible we still make it, but I never seem to locate it among the sweet, fruity wines...
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    https://aws1.discourse-cdn.com/boingboing/original...

    https://aws1.discourse-cdn.com/boingboing/original/4X/3/5/4/354048d52ccbbc14f466f61da87a552447a7ce89.gif
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    Two from Shoe Tree Brewing Co. (Carson City, NV):...

    Two from Shoe Tree Brewing Co. (Carson City, NV):

    High Desert Brown-good American Brown Ale

    Oi!PA-excellent very bitter India Pale Ale, my new favorite beer.
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    Glad you're recovering. Geez. After falling from...

    Glad you're recovering. Geez. After falling from a ladder a few years back and tearing up my leg, I know wound care specialists and infections and tissue removal are no laughing matter. Keep on...
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    As Country Joe once said: "Hold on, it's coming;...

    As Country Joe once said: "Hold on, it's coming; hold on, it's very near."



    Had a Stone Xocoveza (Escondido, CA) chocolate, chili pepper and coffee flavored imperial stout; and a Almanac Waves...
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    Rest in peace. I love the ECM sound.

    Rest in peace. I love the ECM sound.
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    Rest in peace, Timi. Thanks for taking part in...

    Rest in peace, Timi. Thanks for taking part in some of the greatest metal I have ever heard.
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    I have not yet heard the new album. I'm not sure...

    I have not yet heard the new album. I'm not sure the DIY thing is best for ELO, although I don't question Lynne's right to try it. I saw the big ELO band in 1974 and 1976, and I liked that one.
  25. Absolutely nothing. I got to see Jethro Tull...

    Absolutely nothing. I got to see Jethro Tull twice, once in their prime in 1975 at a large venue, and once in 1994 in a nightclub. Both shows were great, but the latter was more personal, as my...
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    Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel ...

    Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel



    There are a surprising number of very smart people who have been screwed over by the establishment, sometimes for their political views, sometimes as...
  27. It isn't always a lack of interest in, or a fear...

    It isn't always a lack of interest in, or a fear of, technology that results in people having little or no digital footprint. I grant you that it could be, but it isn't always. Other possibilities...
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    I've seen The Wicker Man. Midsommar is ordered. ...

    I've seen The Wicker Man. Midsommar is ordered. Look forward to The Lighthouse. Hadn't heard of it before now, but sounds great.
  29. I've been a fan of Jethro Tull, Ian and Martin...

    I've been a fan of Jethro Tull, Ian and Martin for 50 years, and in that time I've met a lot of people, even women, who talk and ramble less than Mr Anderson.

    But thanks for posting. I still...
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    So it's a horror movie? I thought, from a glance...

    So it's a horror movie? I thought, from a glance at the cover photo, that it was a war movie. Upon closer inspection, I see that it is not a soldier in a helmet, but a woman with a floral wreath on...
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    RIP Paul Barrere of Little Feat

    Paul Barrere died this morning (Oct 27) at age 71.

    I saw him in concert at least 3 times, once with the Bluesbusters and at least twice with Little Feat. Rest in peace to an excellent guitarist.
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    Recent draft beers I have had: Sierra Nevada...

    Recent draft beers I have had:

    Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest
    Odell's Oktoberfest
    Sam Adams Oktoberfest
    Founders Porter
    Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale
    Shoe Tree Nevada Day Lager

    And the odd...
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    Tunnel Into Summer - Kimberley Rew

    Tunnel Into Summer - Kimberley Rew
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    I used to go out of my way to make sure I tried...

    I used to go out of my way to make sure I tried Anchor's Holiday Ale each year. Many years ago, I stopped. I don't mind tasting one if it comes my way, but I sure won't fork out for a six pack when...
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    Had a 2019 Sierra Nevada Celebration ale. An...

    Had a 2019 Sierra Nevada Celebration ale. An excellent IPA for their year-end seasonal brew, even if I'm not ready for that season before Halloween and Thanksgiving. The damn stores had Christmas...
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    Echo In The Canyon - documentary about the L.A....

    Echo In The Canyon - documentary about the L.A. sound of the '60s. Very good.
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    Future historians will likely be baffled by the...

    Future historians will likely be baffled by the layers of sarcasm found on today's internet.
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    I've heard those called 'grapefruit Radlers.' ...

    I've heard those called 'grapefruit Radlers.' I've had a few. One of the few flavored beers I'll tolerate.



    It sounds like fun. I could do that. The waiting is the hardest part. I look...
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    The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band has been a favorite of...

    The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band has been a favorite of my brother and me since we were kids.
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    I never heard of that Utopia beer until they...

    I never heard of that Utopia beer until they mentioned it on the TV news this morning. I'm sure it's legal in my state, where all liquor stores sell Everclear. But, at $200 a bottle, I'll never try...
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    I like it!

    I like it!
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    People get to vote? I always thought the Rock...

    People get to vote? I always thought the Rock Hall was like the Academy of Motion Pictures where no one who is not a member can vote. What do you vote for? To narrow down the nominees to a smaller...
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    Several of those artists don't rock or roll much,...

    Several of those artists don't rock or roll much, if at all. But criticism seems to be what the Rock Hall is for. When it's all said and done, it will not have affected me in the least.
  45. It's pretty much all they sell. But they will...

    It's pretty much all they sell. But they will try to sell you membership in their music buyers club, something that costs too much to ever pay for itself due to B&N's high prices and poor selection....
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    Indeed. And what a lucky man he was.

    Indeed. And what a lucky man he was.
  47. the differential is dC Dt

    the differential is

    dC
    Dt
  48. Greatest hits albums are good for two reasons: ...

    Greatest hits albums are good for two reasons:

    1. An introduction to a band. I also like live albums for an introduction, figuring most bands that are worth a damn will do their best playing in...
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    The people at Glenlivet are now smoking the...

    The people at Glenlivet are now smoking the crack:

    Glenlivet's marketing stunt: whiskey in lozenge form

    I know the article's title misspells "whisky." That's not the dumbest thing.
  50. Rest in peace, Larry.

    Rest in peace, Larry.
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    Rest in peace, Ginger. Such an inventive and...

    Rest in peace, Ginger. Such an inventive and powerful drummer. When I think of my younger days, Cream's music always comes to mind. When I came to appreciate jazz, you were there, playing jazz. ...
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    I don't put cream or sugar in my coffee. Why...

    I don't put cream or sugar in my coffee. Why would I want it in my IPA?
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    Pretty sure I wouldn't be a fan either,...

    Pretty sure I wouldn't be a fan either, considering my love for the bitterness of real IPAs. Even ignoring my intolerance for dairy products, sweetening a bitter ale is a deal breaker.

    Thanks for...
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    I was reading descriptions of beers on tap at...

    I was reading descriptions of beers on tap at regional brewpubs, and came across an unfamiliar one: milkshake IPA. Anyone know what to expect from a beer described thusly? I know what IPAs taste...
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    How To: Absurd Scientific Advice For Common...

    How To: Absurd Scientific Advice For Common Real-World Problems, by Randall Munroe, who also does this:

    https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/college_athletes.png
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    I like Johnny Horton's songs and have a hit...

    I like Johnny Horton's songs and have a hit collection of his on CD. I have even more Marty Robbins. Story songs are the greatest.

    ^That's a great picture of Willie. Didn't the Who have a song...
  57. Thread: NP

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    Two Nights In North America DVD by Hammer Of The...

    Two Nights In North America DVD by Hammer Of The Gods
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    There is no orange cheese, just white cheese with...

    There is no orange cheese, just white cheese with orange coloring added. Many Americans think it comes from the cow that way.
  59. Thread: Chick Corea

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    Among my favorites is Trio Music Live In Europe,...

    Among my favorites is Trio Music Live In Europe, with the trio consisting of Chick Corea, Miroslav Vitous and Roy Haynes.

    Sorry if it's been mentioned above and I missed it.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbCC1hx2fiI

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbCC1hx2fiI
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