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    At one point in the article it asks readers to...

    At one point in the article it asks readers to compare 2 clips. A browser plug-in is going to downsample higher resolution clips to 16/44.1. There is no real difference in what readers are hearing,...
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    How about Jim Neighbors? He spoke with a high...

    How about Jim Neighbors? He spoke with a high squeaky voice, but sang in a beautiful rich baritone voice.
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    ^^ He also didn't play on Magnification, but does...

    ^^ He also didn't play on Magnification, but does a nice job filling the orchestra's role.
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    They stopped producing CD singles sometime the...

    They stopped producing CD singles sometime the late 90s. Between that time and when iTunes went live, radio stations had to illegally download MP3s to play on air. For which they'd pay the standard...
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    A few days ago: Al di Meola, Jean-Luc Ponty and...

    A few days ago: Al di Meola, Jean-Luc Ponty and Stanley Clark. Rite of Strings live at Montreux. Awesome performance.
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    There was a time when there was no such thing as...

    There was a time when there was no such thing as a CD single. The industry preferred making everyone pay for a sucky CD for that one good song. That's what made iTunes such a killer app. People...
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    Which itself is ironic. Considering Tony Kaye...

    Which itself is ironic. Considering Tony Kaye played on the original recording.
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    It boils down to exact copies of digital media...

    No, I think the internet almost killed the industry.[/QUOTE]

    Partners in crime :)[/QUOTE]

    It boils down to exact copies of digital media can be easily made. In the days of cassette trading, a...
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    And they would spend a couple or a few days in...

    And they would spend a couple or a few days in the studio recording. Then go about their business when suddenly, their new album would appear on store shelves. It was a surprise to Sabbath when...
  10. Many club and bar owners feel "exposure" is fair...

    Many club and bar owners feel "exposure" is fair compensation for a band's time. Exposure to a room full of drunks, on the off chance an A&R guy the labels stopped using decades ago will be present.
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    At the time, the Sir George Martin and Beatles'...

    At the time, the Sir George Martin and Beatles' concept of recording as an art form was still in the process of catching on.
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    A hurricane hitting eastern Canada, and a typhoon...

    A hurricane hitting eastern Canada, and a typhoon hitting Alaska. Nothing unusual about that.
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    I much prefer her role as Kai Winn in Star Trek...

    I much prefer her role as Kai Winn in Star Trek Deep Space Nine. RIP.
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    A roadrunner hitching a ride with an Arizona...

    A roadrunner hitching a ride with an Arizona State Park Ranger. Must've run out of paint to create an escape tunnel.

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    If they made a DVD/Blu-Ray of this, it would make...

    If they made a DVD/Blu-Ray of this, it would make my year.
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    It may be worth pointing out the Tales album...

    It may be worth pointing out the Tales album drove Wakemen out of Yes, and the Lamb album drove Gabriel out of Genesis.
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    I was stationed at Naval Air Station Lemoore in...

    I was stationed at Naval Air Station Lemoore in the Navy. Smack dab in the middle of the San Joaquin Valley. I'm intimately familiar with the weather in your neck of the woods. While I was there,...
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    I found it worth my time. The original was...

    I found it worth my time. The original was basically Scott Bakula, Dean Stockwell, and a host of guest stars. Only in the episode in which Sam leaped home did we get a glimpse of the home base. ...
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    Toto Rosanna Joe Jackson Steppin' Out...

    Toto Rosanna
    Joe Jackson Steppin' Out
    Christopher Cross Ride Like the Wind
    Belinda Carlisle Heaven is a Place on Earth
    John Denver Rocky Mountain High, The Eagle and the Hawk, Calypso

    BTW: it...
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    KISS Alive. While it isn't strictly a "live"...

    KISS Alive. While it isn't strictly a "live" album, it set the standard for rock live albums.
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    What once were weather anomalies are now just...

    What once were weather anomalies are now just weather.
  22. That's not true at all...............my leader...

    That's not true at all...............my leader says there's no such thing.



    As with psychiatric medical conditions like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, there is a genetic component. But...
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    With the possible exception of Stanley Jordan: ...

    With the possible exception of Stanley Jordan:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGoGyGSnVuA
  24. Using one's brain can at minimum reduce the...

    Using one's brain can at minimum reduce the severity of Alzheimer's. Things like solving crossword puzzles, learning a musical instrument, et cetera, et cetera. Earning an undergraduate degree...
  25. I ride the Phoenix light rail to work. The route...

    I ride the Phoenix light rail to work. The route serves the main Arizona State University campus in Tempe, and the Downtown Phoenix campus. You'd be amazed how many young college kids are wearing...
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    Fourfold: making old recordings louder to compete...

    Fourfold: making old recordings louder to compete in the loudness war.
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    The catalyst for remaster after remaster after...

    The catalyst for remaster after remaster after remaster is two fold: 1) Over the decades they actually learned how to mix and master for digital. Which is different from analog. 2) Evolving digital...
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    He was also one of the hosts of Jazz Central on...

    He was also one of the hosts of Jazz Central on BET on Jazz/The Jazz Channel. Back when that channel existed. He will be missed.
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    Hoax!! There are no fires, record flooding, or...

    Hoax!! There are no fires, record flooding, or all time record high temps set in September! China isn't experiencing a power crunch because there's no river water to run their hydro-electric...
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    ^^ Somewhat related: when Yes Symphonic Live was...

    ^^ Somewhat related: when Yes Symphonic Live was still fairly new, the local Best Buy was playing it on all their display model televisions.
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    Fun fact: a keyboardist joining the Musicians'...

    Fun fact: a keyboardist joining the Musicians' Union must sign a pledge to never play fake strings, brass, et cetera, et cetera. In other words, never replace musician who play real instruments the...
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    They didn't need a keyboardist on the...

    They didn't need a keyboardist on the Magnification album. The orchestra filled the role.
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    ^^ Bringing in the Rusty character in the last...

    ^^ Bringing in the Rusty character in the last season of the Closer, and throughout Major Crimes was highly superfluous.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76svWOj8B04

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76svWOj8B04
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    Still debating whether to watch the new Quantum...

    Still debating whether to watch the new Quantum Leap reboot when it debuts in a couple of weeks. Show creators have apparently run out of ideas. Rebooting shows left and right.
  36. I remember when Ian Gillan left Sabbath to rejoin...

    I remember when Ian Gillan left Sabbath to rejoin Purple, there were talks to have Phil replace Ian in Sabbath.
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    President George H. W. Bush didn't survive that...

    President George H. W. Bush didn't survive that long after Barbara's death. Similar story with her majesty losing her beloved Prince Philip. That kind of heartbreak is difficult to overcome.
  38. ^^ I still find it ironic Deep Purple covered his...

    ^^ I still find it ironic Deep Purple covered his song Kentucky woman. And other bands covered other songs of his. But Neil himself covered many songs on his own albums.
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    On the Blu-Ray version of the Woodstock film: on...

    On the Blu-Ray version of the Woodstock film: on one of the bonus discs during the Airplane performance, Grace was just offstage chatting it up and laughing with Janis Joplin.
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    As a teen I hated 80s Rush as too "new wave." Now I think their 80s material is great.
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    Back when there was BET on Jazz, later renamed...

    Back when there was BET on Jazz, later renamed the Jazz Channel, they had a show called Studio Jams. Where a group of musicians who never or seldom worked together would get together and jam. The...
  42. I picked it up on vinyl a few years ago when it...

    I picked it up on vinyl a few years ago when it became available. It came with 2 CDs included. I thought I could sell my original CD copy. Boy was I wrong. Nobody wants it.
  43. The ability to see a doctor at any time, and not...

    The ability to see a doctor at any time, and not go bankrupt because of it? We can't have that kind of oppression here in the US!
  44. I must have caught it from you over the...

    I must have caught it from you over the interwebs. I'm just getting over it myself.
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    Some cartridges aren't very well shielded. The...

    Some cartridges aren't very well shielded. The table's internal power transformer will induce hum in these cartridges. I had the same problem with a Grado Black cartridge.
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    Being a huge fan of Hammond B3 organ in general,...

    Being a huge fan of Hammond B3 organ in general, this sucks to no end. I'll miss him greatly.
  47. I remember guiding seniors through the 2006...

    I remember guiding seniors through the 2006 rollout of Medicare Part D as part of my job. Requiring seniors to choose highly complex drug plans on the internet. Sure, what can go wrong?

    As bad...
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    A 1/2" mount table will actually shunt/short...

    A 1/2" mount table will actually shunt/short static to ground. Even if a disc is loaded with static, it won't translate to sound. At least not nearly to the extent a P-Mount table will. From what...
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    Using the Music Rebalance module in Izotope RX9...

    Using the Music Rebalance module in Izotope RX9 Standard or Advanced, I can do something in between remixing and remastering. I made the UK 2012 DVD sound much better, and the Dixie Dregs Live in...
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    Are you by chance using a P-Mount cartridge...

    Are you by chance using a P-Mount cartridge turntable? If so, that's the main source of your problem. If not, you may be using the wrong platter mat. In my experience, "anti-static" mats generate...
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    Listening to Flower Power again on the Amazon...

    Listening to Flower Power again on the Amazon Music Firestick App and can confirm it is indeed gapless.
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    When listening to the remixed Flower Power on...

    When listening to the remixed Flower Power on Amazon Music, I don't recall any gaps. Perhaps due to the App/Firestick Player combination? I don't have to tell you there are gaps a plenty in Garden...
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    A couple of decades ago when the Tivo was new,...

    A couple of decades ago when the Tivo was new, and there was a TechTV network, they showed how to hack the Tivo. Doubling its drive capacity from 40 to 80 Gigabytes. By contrast, most of the Micro...
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    ^^ A year or 2 ago I bought the Isuldur's Bane...

    ^^ A year or 2 ago I bought the Isuldur's Bane DVD from another PE member.
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    I use the Amazon Music app on my Firestick 4K. ...

    I use the Amazon Music app on my Firestick 4K. It streams in full Hi-Res quality.
  56. I play keyboards, guitar, bass and drums. I...

    I play keyboards, guitar, bass and drums. I cannot for the life of me play the larynx. If I try to sing, I sound like a cat fighting in slow motion.
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    ^^ Yes, I own a vinyl copy of Desolation Rose. ...

    ^^ Yes, I own a vinyl copy of Desolation Rose. Which I purchased when first released.
  58. I remember TSRTS being a Saturday Night thing in...

    I remember TSRTS being a Saturday Night thing in the early to mid 80s. The theater complex at the first air conditioned mall in Phoenix would run it, the Rocky Horror Picture Show, and a couple of...
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    And technically accurate. They didn't dumb down...

    And technically accurate. They didn't dumb down the computer terminology like too many shows and movies do. And BTW: some scenes were shot at the Fry's Electronics store here in Phoenix. Before...
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    Banks of Eden was available on vinyl when first...

    Banks of Eden was available on vinyl when first released. Which sounds great BTW. Not sure a remixed version is even necessary.
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