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    Hot Rats Sessions Box

    https://store.zappa.com/the-hot-rats-sessions-box-set-preorder.html

    Has anybody posted this yet?
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    There's a reason for that.

    There's a reason for that.
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    According to my memory -- and backed up by...

    According to my memory -- and backed up by Wikipedia -- Kerr was the only Bonzo who "jumped ship" for the touring version of NVB. The rest declined at the time.

    Though later, in 1971 when the...
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    That guitar solo is... EPIC.

    That guitar solo is... EPIC.
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    Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band

    Have we done a Bonzo Dog Band thread before?

    I've been a big fan since 'discovering' them in 1969. In their original form they put out only four albums:

    Gorilla (1967)
    The Doughnut in...
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    http://wiki.killuglyradio.com/wiki/Zappa%27s_lette...

    http://wiki.killuglyradio.com/wiki/Zappa%27s_letter_to_Var%C3%A8sehttps://www.kickstarter.com/projects/alexwinter/frank-zappa/posts/1531564
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    Popol Vuh's vocal albums have a lot of allelujahs.

    Popol Vuh's vocal albums have a lot of allelujahs.
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    Reportedly, Kluster's "Zwei Osterei" (or was it...

    Reportedly, Kluster's "Zwei Osterei" (or was it "Klopfzeichen"?) narration is a bunch of ridiculous pseudo-religious mumbo-jumbo. I've never seen a translation.
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    Truce. I don't understand why you came out with...

    Truce. I don't understand why you came out with your fists up. I'm not accusing you of anything.
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    I also linked to a Wikipedia article that went...

    I also linked to a Wikipedia article that went into much greater depth than you. You replied to, and quoted, my post about giving songs to other Apple artists.

    Perhaps you can understand my...
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    Instrumental music has its benefits.

    Instrumental music has its benefits.
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    It's in the OP man.

    It's in the OP man.
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    "Bad to Me" was 1963, five years before Apple...

    "Bad to Me" was 1963, five years before Apple Records. Billy Kramer was never signed to Apple.

    "Goodbye" was written by Paul; okay it counts (1969). I was confusing it with "Those Were The Days"...
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    "Gave away" to other artists on Apple Records,...

    "Gave away" to other artists on Apple Records, hoping to get a hit by somebody else. "Sour Milk Sea" and "Come And Get It" come to mind, though none of the other songs I was thinking of seem to be...
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    You could have a point. From somebody who...

    You could have a point. From somebody who definitely knows better:
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    It's been mentioned.

    It's been mentioned.
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    No desire to continue this -- because I'm pretty...

    No desire to continue this -- because I'm pretty sure we fundamentally agree. Headphones, like speakers, are an intensely personal choice, there is no "best" -- just what is comfortable for your...
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    I quite like most of the tracks on 'My Squelchy...

    I quite like most of the tracks on 'My Squelchy Life.'
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    And yet, on the website you recommend, a Sony...

    And yet, on the website you recommend, a Sony holds the top spot.

    I’m not saying cheap headphones outperform expensive ones. They usually don’t. But that doesn’t mean expensive ones are always...
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    Sorry you thought “nuff said” was obnoxious. I...

    Sorry you thought “nuff said” was obnoxious. I didn’t mean it to be. I just meant to point out that Bose are rated about as high as the thirty dollar cans, but at SIX TIMES the cost.
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    There is no “winner” among losers.

    There is no “winner” among losers.
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    They're listed right alongside the highly-rated...

    They're listed right alongside the highly-rated $30 headphones I listed above.

    But they're $177.

    'Nuff said.
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    REALLY really reaaly bad. Is it bad of me that...

    REALLY really reaaly bad.

    Is it bad of me that Debbie Gibson's lyrics reminded me of THIS?
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    Adapter (Bluetooth receiver). I beam Pandora...

    Adapter (Bluetooth receiver). I beam Pandora from the iPad to it.
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    What’s the range on a pair of Bluetooth...

    What’s the range on a pair of Bluetooth headphones? When I Bluetooth my iPad to my big stereo, it has to be within sight and within about 20’.
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    Being “forced” to listen to Slapp Happy would be...

    Being “forced” to listen to Slapp Happy would be punishment I’d gladly endure, for whatever imagined sins I’ve committed.
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    Sony MDRZX110NC Noise Cancelling Headphones have...

    Sony MDRZX110NC Noise Cancelling Headphones have 1,950 Amazon user reviews, average 4 out of 5 stars, $30

    OneOdio Adapter-Free Closed Back Over-Ear DJ Stereo Monitor Headphones have 2,098 Amazon...
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    So.... How'd the gig go?

    So.... How'd the gig go?
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    Art Bears Repeating

    Art Bears Repeating
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    That's fine. If you have the money, why not? ...

    That's fine. If you have the money, why not?

    Hell, order all your meals delivered and pay somebody to walk the dog too. You can always start enjoying life when you retire. :)
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    Then WHHHYYY, in the name of all that's holy, did...

    Then WHHHYYY, in the name of all that's holy, did you post a link to this abomination???? I tried to stop the video almost as soon as it started... and it still made me deaf in one ear, gave me...
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    I managed to look past Jethro Tull's "Fat Man."

    I managed to look past Jethro Tull's "Fat Man."
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    Do you have a Pandora account? I created a John...

    Do you have a Pandora account? I created a John Zorn station which has been playing continuously since 2015 without repeating and every song is astounding.
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    Good description!

    Good description!
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    Besides which, Newman has a history of writing...

    Besides which, Newman has a history of writing "ironic" songs (see: Rednecks, Political Science, Shame, It's Money That Matters, They Just Got Married, Pretty Boy, etc.)

    I assure you, he doesn't...
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    I haven't heard everything Zorn has done -- has...

    I haven't heard everything Zorn has done -- has anyone? (including Zorn?) -- but I've never heard a bad record under his name.
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    To do your own built-ins, all you need is a way...

    To do your own built-ins, all you need is a way to make square cuts.

    You lay down the first board (I put it on a 2x4 frame to get it up off the floor). Before you tack it down, you screw in (from...
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    Old Russian proverb: "Never wrestle with a...

    Old Russian proverb:

    "Never wrestle with a pig. You'll get all dirty and the pig just enjoys it."

    This applies both to politics and to artists.
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    Got a radial arm saw? Got a drill with a...

    Got a radial arm saw? Got a drill with a screwdriver bit?
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    Heh, Exotica and Taste of Honey. Welcome to the...

    Heh, Exotica and Taste of Honey. Welcome to the tiki lounge 1950! Cool.
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    Depends on materials and craftsmanship. Highly...

    Depends on materials and craftsmanship. Highly finished oak with decorative trim and hidden connectors? Sounds about right.

    I built mine out of cedar fence boards for about 1/100th that.
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    Is that the guy wot did The Chipmunks? :) ...

    Is that the guy wot did The Chipmunks? :)

    (Hint: that was DAVID Seville. Or actually Ross Bagdasarian.)
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    But why is so much of it out of phase? It has to...

    But why is so much of it out of phase? It has to be one of the worst-mixed albums ever.
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    Anyone who wasn't aware that Jackson was a...

    Anyone who wasn't aware that Jackson was a freakshow when he was alive, wasn't paying attention.
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    Bingo. Somebody gone done and did it. ...

    Bingo. Somebody gone done and did it.

    https://www.wired.com/story/phonocut/
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    Scroll to the bottom, lower left, there should be...

    Scroll to the bottom, lower left, there should be a menu box for "Classic PE Style," "Generic (vB) Style," or "PEv3- Mobile."
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    We are all flawed human beings ("Let he who is...

    We are all flawed human beings ("Let he who is without sin cast the first stone...").

    Artists no less than the rest of us. We can learn to separate the artist from their work, and appreciate each...
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    Well, if we're posting really GOOD lyrics now,...

    Well, if we're posting really GOOD lyrics now, these always slew me:
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    The movie looks dreadful -- I hate all that kind...

    The movie looks dreadful -- I hate all that kind of witchcraft / supernatural mumbo-jumbo -- but the soundtrack sounds wonderful. Is it available separately???

    [Edit Ah yes. Bandcamp.]
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    And every time my wife complains about the size...

    And every time my wife complains about the size of my collection, I'll remind her she could move to Saskatoon.
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    Hmmm, sensitive a little you are, yes?

    Hmmm, sensitive a little you are, yes?
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    Baker sent a message from the other side. ...

    Baker sent a message from the other side.

    They've run out of beer.
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    Okay, full disclosure, Jones was ALREADY at...

    Okay, full disclosure, Jones was ALREADY at Neptune and Sutherland was SCHEDULED to go but had to cancel at the last minute, literally on the gangplank to the spacecraft, due to health concerns. ...
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    https://upscalelivingmag.com/wp-content/uploads/20...

    https://upscalelivingmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/94dcbc47dc5c45194f717fdc09e96633-lov-bob-baffert.jpg
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    I've seen pictures of the rigs they use to take these movies, and they look like a smaller version of the Google cars that do street mapping. In a couple of the routes I've run (ellipticaled?),...
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    Sky, "How's That Treatin' Your Mouth, Babe?"

    Sky, "How's That Treatin' Your Mouth, Babe?"
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