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    Iowa's problem - for years - has been in the OC...

    Iowa's problem - for years - has been in the OC chair. Brian Ferentz sucks, and only has the job because daddy's the HC. I don't think adding skill players will change anything, unless they're all...
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    Another well-done documentary, Rael. For me,...

    Another well-done documentary, Rael. For me, Drama had energy and an edge almost completely lacking in Tormato (and GftO, truth be told). The new vocals and keys were nearly irrelevant when held up...
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    A question for the readers here: I'm looking for...

    A question for the readers here: I'm looking for a biography of Leonard Cohen. Is there anything more recent/complete than the Sylvie Simmons I'm Your Man publication?
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    Watched this last night and found it an excellent...

    Watched this last night and found it an excellent and faithful adaptation of the novel. Agree that the young woman in the lead role was excellent, as was Straithairn. The cast also includes Sam...
  5. Within each artist, I don't have them filed...

    Within each artist, I don't have them filed chronologically, necessarily, so:

    John Abercrombie - Cat and Mouse
    Frank Zappa - Lšther
  6. ... Having chosen to never have children of my...

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    Having chosen to never have children of my own, I can only imagine this loss. Sincere condolences to you and the rest of your loved ones.
  7. Sorry to hear of your ongoing struggles, John....

    Sorry to hear of your ongoing struggles, John. Best wishes for a return to health and along with that a return to everything you haven't been able to while affected.
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    Just finished the latest season of The Handmaid's...

    Just finished the latest season of The Handmaid's Tale. No spoilers, and while they've gone way beyond the source material, I think I enjoyed this season as much or more than the previous couple. Not...
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    :D:up:ipa
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    There was a lovely batch of Muffins waiting...

    There was a lovely batch of Muffins waiting outside my front door this morning in perfect condition. Looking forward to mass consumption! Thanks, Mr. F!
  11. And ever since, I can't listen to my original LP...

    And ever since, I can't listen to my original LP without thinking how abrupt and jarring that opening is without the prelude.
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    Great story! "From sleep deprivation to standing...

    Great story! "From sleep deprivation to standing ovation"; road warriors indeed. :heart I've been introduced to more music that Mr. Torabi has had his hand in over the past couple of years than I can...
  13. Condolences on your Mom's passing, and hoping for...

    Condolences on your Mom's passing, and hoping for the best for your brother.
  14. You've had an interesting journey; really a...

    You've had an interesting journey; really a beautifully written and moving post, thanks for sharing.

    I chose to never have children, so the closest I can come is being the parent to my own...
  15. Yeah, the e-drums never bothered me on this side...

    Yeah, the e-drums never bothered me on this side at all. Something about Torn's sound and the overall ECM-ishness of the production makes it sound all of a piece to my ears. Love this record.
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    Call it a couple hundred minus one :) I've...

    Call it a couple hundred minus one :)

    I've been digging pretty deeply into M/M, Open City and <185> (all purchased digitally through the BC page), and have listened to enough samples and read...
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    There's a trip down memory lane. I can remember...

    There's a trip down memory lane. I can remember kids on the playground singing "It's about time, it's about space, it's about time to slap your face!" :D

    I have no memory of actually watching the...
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    And so it did. Went to our one remaining...

    And so it did. Went to our one remaining non-big-box A/V store with disc in hand, and bought a Sony player as soon as I saw it would read the disc. Got it home, hooked it up, and...the TV said "mode...
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    I just received both Fairytales From The Rotten...

    I just received both Fairytales From The Rotten Shed and Maresnest DVDs and...neither one will play on my old blueray player! :(:( They will play on my computer that has an external superdrive. Both...
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    I have friends who just saw the Chicago show, and...

    I have friends who just saw the Chicago show, and while Depp's appearance was slightly puzzling to them, it seemed to have no impact on the joy they got from seeing Beck live.
  21. This looks very interesting: lots of artists I'm...

    This looks very interesting: lots of artists I'm familiar with but also quite a few with whom I'm not. According to Amazon, release is 10 February with a price of $53.99 for the CDs, which seems...
  22. Pretty sure I actually heard GGT before either of...

    Pretty sure I actually heard GGT before either of the two that preceded it, and I listened to it a lot. I think Clark does an admirable job of filling the huge shoes of AH, but for me the absence of...
  23. I don't think that BB ever rested on his laurels...

    I don't think that BB ever rested on his laurels at any point in his career, up to and including his post-performance years. IMO, he just doesn't seem to be of that sort. One thing thing I would say,...
  24. I saw the Earthworks I band, probably a very...

    I saw the Earthworks I band, probably a very similar set to the OP, and because of the configuration of the club (the original Iron Horse in Northampton, MA) my seat was literally across an aisle and...
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    My contact with the Canterbury scene has been...

    My contact with the Canterbury scene has been solely from listening "backwards" to Dave Stewart from the days of the Bruford band. How his badassery escaped me for nearly fifty years is a mystery....
  26. Thread: MLB 2022

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    If I understand correctly, MLB only made sure...

    If I understand correctly, MLB only made sure that the Astros organization complied with their own protocols for roof open/closed. Obviously there is a decided environment-wise (and evidently a...
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    My heart skipped a beat when I saw this thread...

    My heart skipped a beat when I saw this thread here, but thank goodness all is well. Ron Carter, Charlie Haden and Dave Holland are my holy trinity of upright bass. I'll definitely be checking this...
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    Dammit, I'm getting closer and closer to picking...

    Dammit, I'm getting closer and closer to picking this up regardless of what my wallet's telling me...
  29. Sorry to hear you're going through all this. I'm...

    Sorry to hear you're going through all this. I'm afraid it's in my not-too-distant future as well. My mom's 85, suffering from mid-to-late macular degeneration. She's pretty much stopped exercising...
  30. Thread: MLB 2022

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    I don't have a strong preference who wins from...

    I don't have a strong preference who wins from here on out, but I know one thing: Last night's game was actually refreshing to watch and listen to. I'd rather hear Bob Costas on play-by-play with any...
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    That's an interesting comparison, and one that...

    That's an interesting comparison, and one that hadn't occurred to me before. I think it holds a fair amount of water. :up

    So the impetus for asking the question was weird: I woke up from a dream...
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    Looking back at my response to this thread, I...

    Looking back at my response to this thread, I left one biggie off of my runner-up list: Queen, 1980, from front row center. Unbelievable experience.

    Yes 1979 still wins, though. :cool
  33. Not that I really give a fig, but given the...

    Not that I really give a fig, but given the givens, is there any way the FF won't win?
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    :up:up The pleasure is all mine, man.

    :up:up The pleasure is all mine, man.
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    I wanted to chime in here to say that, even...

    I wanted to chime in here to say that, even though I can't spring for the Baker's Dozen right now, thanks to this thread I've purchased the Bandcamp downloads of Manna/Mirage, <185>, and Open City....
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    Question for the Cardiacs hive mind: Has there...

    Question for the Cardiacs hive mind: Has there yet been any significant written material of a biographical nature about the band, or Tim and his musical endeavors? I'm talking about book-length stuff...
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    I'm just going to go ahead and credit her for...

    I'm just going to go ahead and credit her for that 97th trip. ;) Agree about her turn in The Manchurian Candidate; well-worthy of the Oscar nomination. I listened a ton to her on the original Sweeney...
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    Timeless and Night are two completely different...

    Timeless and Night are two completely different animals, but both worth study. Hammer is such an underrated player, IMO, and I'm glad this thread is leading me to (re)visit his early non-MO sides.
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    This may be off-base from the OPs intentions, but...

    This may be off-base from the OPs intentions, but I only recently became aware of Sam Amidon (through reading the new Bill Frisell bio), and he seems to me to be an artist who crosses several...
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    I can imagine Fox not being upset at all if it...

    I can imagine Fox not being upset at all if it were Cards/Yankees; and I'd dig it too.
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    I've not been one of the more active posters over...

    I've not been one of the more active posters over the years, but I became aware of the site around the turn of the century and joined as a member in '07. I can't even begin to list the number of...
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    I know the thread has just about run its course,...

    I know the thread has just about run its course, but I'm pretty sure no one has yet mentioned Little Feat's Waiting for Columbus. IMO, one of the best live albums of the rock era, and when I want to...
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    ...and congrats to Albert: he's been a thorn in...

    ...and congrats to Albert: he's been a thorn in the Cubs' side for most of his career, and I hated his move to the AL, but still have to appreciate the game and the overall career. Respect.
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    If I had the stuff to be in that position in my...

    If I had the stuff to be in that position in my career, I'd like to think I would honestly try to get him out just on principle. I might be inclined to take a couple "chances", though.
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    I've barely watched any ball this season, but I...

    I've barely watched any ball this season, but I was free and watched some of the game last night hoping to catch Judge's 61st. I have to say, the Yanks' line-up is ridiculous. Judge and Stanton in...
  46. Another well-done documentary, Rael - thanks for...

    Another well-done documentary, Rael - thanks for sharing!



    I've spent a lot of time looking at this cover; it's always been one of my all-time favorites. I had put together the one "odd" fish...
  47. I play Olias at least a couple times a year; it's...

    I play Olias at least a couple times a year; it's been one of my go-to "feel good" albums for a very long time.
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    I've had this album almost since it came out, listened to it hundreds of times, studied it, analyzed it, transcribed parts of it, and never once grown tired of it.
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    I find this idea humorous, given the proclivities...

    I find this idea humorous, given the proclivities of live ELP. And yet, it would doubtless have to be the case.
  50. I resemble that remark :cool For me it was at...

    I resemble that remark :cool For me it was at the "Super Bowl of Rock" performance at Soldier Field. Not sure how I persuaded my Mom to let me accompany a group (we were all 16 or thereabouts) on...
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    Beyond curiosity about the technical process...

    Beyond curiosity about the technical process involved in synching old video/sound with live performance, the addition of Keith and Greg's images to the concert is no draw for me whatsoever. If this...
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    Iowa had state-controlled liquor stores until the...

    Iowa had state-controlled liquor stores until the mid-80s, IIRC. For those of us living in the Quad Cities, it just meant a short trip across the river to IL, so no big deal, but it was really nice...
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    That's some nice work right there. :up:up

    That's some nice work right there. :up:up
  54. When I was in my teens, the music I loved the...

    When I was in my teens, the music I loved the most seemed so complex and amazing that my question was "can they pull this off live?" and the measuring stick was how close it sounded to the studio...
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    I suspect that if the first episodes/season grab...

    I suspect that if the first episodes/season grab you you'll enjoy the rest. I think it's a story that would really benefit from watching binge-fashion, rather than having to wait months between...
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    Anyone watching The Bear yet? It's a...

    Anyone watching The Bear yet? It's a restaurant-centered drama about a James Beard-winning chef who returns to Chicago to run his recently-deceased brothers' run-down place. The restaurant scenes...
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    His like will not be seen again. Much respect.

    His like will not be seen again. Much respect.
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    I never got to see Skynyrd, but I did see the...

    I never got to see Skynyrd, but I did see the Outlaws a couple times in the 70s, and the live album was an excellent representation of the band at the time. From your post, I learned two things I...
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    By all accounts a class act and beautiful person,...

    By all accounts a class act and beautiful person, and part of a legacy that has been an enormous part of me for almost my entire life. RIP
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    Love it - the opening guitar solo is one for the...

    Love it - the opening guitar solo is one for the ages.
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