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    Moving straight to the top of my list is...

    Moving straight to the top of my list is Magenta's latest. Rob has taken a major step forward as a composer, and Chris played guitar well outside his comfort zone. A must have album.
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    Sticky: ^^ My bad, I misread your post. Hadn't had my...

    ^^ My bad, I misread your post. Hadn't had my morning coffee yet.
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    ^^ Ah memories! As a kid, we spent many summer...

    ^^ Ah memories! As a kid, we spent many summer days on the back patio, hand cranking an ice cream maker.
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    One of the funniest ever TV commercials was when...

    One of the funniest ever TV commercials was when Charlie was in a fancy restaurant, playing the wandering violinist's fiddle. Charlies hands it back to him with most of the hairs on the bow broken,...
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    Sticky: The reason Dr. Fauchi and others initially...

    The reason Dr. Fauchi and others initially advised against using masks wasn't because they didn't believe masks were effective. It was so everybody and their siblings didn't run out and hoard all...
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    Another latest gimmick is "churned ice cream." ...

    Another latest gimmick is "churned ice cream." It's heavily marketed as "light and fluffy," but it's really replacing much of the real ice cream with air.
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    When you performed Catherine Parr at Hampton...

    When you performed Catherine Parr at Hampton Court Palace, you played the Hammond organ parts on the Korg Oasis. Were the sounds coming out of the Oasis, or were you controlling the CX3 via MIDI,...
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    Sticky: My last hair cut was a couple of months before...

    My last hair cut was a couple of months before 9/11 2001. Ever since, I've been that bald guy with a pony tail, hidden under a ball cap.
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    His iconic The Devil Went Down To Georgia will...

    His iconic The Devil Went Down To Georgia will endure for centuries to come.
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    The record for longest symphony belongs to...

    The record for longest symphony belongs to "geriatric prodigy," Havergal Brian.
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    That's raising the Barre.

    That's raising the Barre.
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    Sticky: If you do the math, that one time $1200 stimulus...

    If you do the math, that one time $1200 stimulus amounts to a single months wages at minimum wage. Even minimum wage isn't near enough to live off of.



    The fact cases are spiking in warm...
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    Sticky: This just in: after being a staunch denier,...

    This just in: after being a staunch denier, Brazilian President Bolsonaro has isolated himself after experiencing Covid symptoms. The test is pending.
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    Sticky: Some doctors warn vaccines have never been...

    Some doctors warn vaccines have never been totally effective, much less permanent with any respiratory virus. A new flu vaccine is required every year, and there's never been a vaccine against the...
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    On Friday I picked up a vinyl copy of Fuaim,...

    On Friday I picked up a vinyl copy of Fuaim, featuring Eithne before she was Enya. Unlike both Clannad's subsequent, and Enya's solo albums, this one is more along the lines of Steeleye Span. Of...
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    It's always a major loss to the world when the...

    It's always a major loss to the world when the greats pass away. RIP.
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    ^^ I thought it was ridiculous when Ray Davies...

    ^^ I thought it was ridiculous when Ray Davies claimed the Kinks were the first metal band, because Van Halen covered You Really Got Me. By that logic, Roy Orbison beat the Kinks to the punch by a...
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    Sticky: Here in the Phoenix area, the fire department in...

    Here in the Phoenix area, the fire department in every valley city, and Rural Metro in unincorporated "county islands" were kept busy with fires. Some years ago when the legislature re-legalized...
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    Sticky: ^^ And she remains asymptomatic, making her a...

    ^^ And she remains asymptomatic, making her a super-spreader.
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    Sticky: He better hope one of his 9s is his number of...

    He better hope one of his 9s is his number of lives, like a cat.
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    Sticky: Here in AZ, it's getting to the point where...

    Here in AZ, it's getting to the point where doctors are going to have to decide who receives treatment and who doesn't. Those who do will be the young people with their whole lives ahead of them,...
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    ^^ It's even more amazing Dick is still around,...

    ^^ It's even more amazing Dick is still around, given his younger brother Jerry died 2 years ago.
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    RE: Star Trek I was in the Navy when they...

    RE: Star Trek

    I was in the Navy when they dropped the rank of Commodore, replacing it with Rear Admiral Lower Half. I thought it was ridiculous when the Star Trek universe followed suit. I'm...
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    The CD is like the old floppies, zip discs, et...

    The CD is like the old floppies, zip discs, et cetera, et cetera. It's nothing more than a container for digital information. The value of an original CD is like the value of original installation...
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    Your friend sounds like an a-hole.

    Your friend sounds like an a-hole.
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    Nad Sylvan's more recent solo albums are quite...

    Nad Sylvan's more recent solo albums are quite Genesis like. Nad's vocals sound so much like Peter Gabriel, he sings most songs on Steve Hackett's Genesis revisited albums and videos.
  27. ^^ Also In The Air Tonight when it switches from...

    ^^ Also In The Air Tonight when it switches from drum machine to live drums. That's part of the shtick of the song when played live.
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    Sticky: Here in the Phoenix Area, it's been over 100...

    Here in the Phoenix Area, it's been over 100 almost every day since mothers day...some over 110. Yet, we have the worst outbreak in the country.



    In north-eastern African countries like Kenya,...
  29. ^^ Fun fact: Kalamazoo is the former home of the...

    ^^ Fun fact: Kalamazoo is the former home of the Gibson Musical Instrument Company. But living there, you probably knew that already.
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    Flash player has many features. Different...

    Flash player has many features. Different websites will use different features. Firefox will disable only the most vulnerable features.
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    Sticky: ^^ Not just debating, threatening violence.

    ^^ Not just debating, threatening violence.
  32. Word of advice: tell the orthopedist NOT, repeat...

    Word of advice: tell the orthopedist NOT, repeat *NOT* to use the latest greatest knee implant. Opt instead for something more tried and true. Absolutely no testing or clinical trials are required...
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    ^^ Or it can be as simple as updating Adobe Flash...

    ^^ Or it can be as simple as updating Adobe Flash Player. When it gets to be too old, Firefox will disable some of its features for security reasons.
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    Compared to the approximately 3 minutes of the 78...

    Compared to the approximately 3 minutes of the 78 and original 45, 12 minutes is a long playing time. When Queen released Bohemian Rhapsody as a single, they had to re-engineer the 7" 45 format to...
  35. ^^ Here in the Phoenix area, all of the "Winter...

    ^^ Here in the Phoenix area, all of the "Winter Visitors," AKA Snow Birds have gone home for the summer. Yet we now have the highest growth in Covid cases in the US.
  36. ^^ When my Mom went to get her hair done for the...

    ^^ When my Mom went to get her hair done for the first time in months, only the staff were wearing masks. That's despite new City and County requirements to wear one. The shop owner said if she...
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    Sticky: It ain't over 'till the plant lady sings.

    It ain't over 'till the plant lady sings.
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    My favorite episode was when Harris and Yemana...

    My favorite episode was when Harris and Yemana had a friendly wager that Harris could refrain from smoking, and Yemana from gambling. At the end of the episode, Harris says "I bet you........" (I...
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    ^^ That could be a function of your particular...

    ^^ That could be a function of your particular streaming service, or cable or satellite provider.
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    Sticky: ^^ The only way to truly protect athletes would...

    ^^ The only way to truly protect athletes would be to completely isolate them from the outside world. They all have lives outside their sport.
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    ^^ I resemble the implications of that comic.

    ^^ I resemble the implications of that comic.
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    For that matter, was there ever a Barney Miller...

    For that matter, was there ever a Barney Miller episode where nobody got sent to Bellvue?
  43. That was apparently true for all the others as...

    That was apparently true for all the others as well. Phil, Tony, Steve and Mike all started working on solo albums and projects not long after Peter left.
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    Sticky: NFL voluntary training very recently had to be...

    NFL voluntary training very recently had to be shut down because many players have been testing positive.
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    The original poster using the handle "GuitarGeek"...

    The original poster using the handle "GuitarGeek" should be your first clue.
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    ^^ One contributing factor to the neck pocket...

    ^^ One contributing factor to the neck pocket problem was the transition from 4 bolt to 3 bolt neck mount. The "micro-tilt" feature made it even less stable. Add to that there were different neck...
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    Ironically, Fender had the rename the Broadcaster...

    Ironically, Fender had the rename the Broadcaster the Telecaster because Gretsch had a drum kit named Broadcaster. Today, Fender owns Gretsch.

    I used to own 2 early 70s Strats, neither of which I...
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    Sticky: That's actually not far from the truth. For...

    Aren't they included in Russia's numbers? ;)[/QUOTE]

    Yeah well IF we would ask your mighty POTUS. But we won't ;)[/QUOTE]

    That's actually not far from the truth. For centuries, Finland...
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    ^^ Speaking of Mr Robot: during the scenes filmed...

    ^^ Speaking of Mr Robot: during the scenes filmed at the Phoenix Fry's Electronics store, I was like "Been there, shopped that."
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    ^^ In the 80s, a "Pre-CBS" Fender was highly...

    ^^ In the 80s, a "Pre-CBS" Fender was highly desirable.
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    My cable system had Much Music, but changed it to...

    My cable system had Much Music, but changed it to some US wannabe equivalent. I don't even remember what it was called. That network stopped playing music, then disappeared altogether.

    The first...
  52. On the Ph'lip side of the coin was Karen...

    On the Ph'lip side of the coin was Karen Carpenter. She insisted on singing from behind the drum kit. Everyone around her wanted her up front.
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    I read somewhere that 180G vinyl is better at...

    I read somewhere that 180G vinyl is better at transmitting platter and motor noise to the cartridge. Just like sound travels better underwater, higher density transmits sound more efficiently. ...
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    Sticky: The only way for musicians to make money anymore...

    The only way for musicians to make money anymore was playing live. Now that too is out the window.
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    ^^ And far fewer young people talk on the phone...

    ^^ And far fewer young people talk on the phone than when Craig Kilborn was on the air.
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    There was a comedic rock band called Major...

    There was a comedic rock band called Major Healey, Bill Daily's character. As I recall, they were the house band for a lesser known late night show.
  57. Before Chester, the tour drummer was Bill...

    Before Chester, the tour drummer was Bill Bruford. Who wouldn't want to simply leave the drumming duties to Bill?
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    Sticky: Good thing too. Since there are no incandescent...

    Good thing too. Since there are no incandescent light bulbs anymore, there's no easy way to artificially raise the temperature on the thermometer.
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    I'll take note of that.

    I'll take note of that.
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    I too comprehend better with the phone to my left...

    I too comprehend better with the phone to my left ear, despite being right handed. Maybe it's related to having an appreciation for prog and other more interesting musical genres.
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