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  1. Thanks for posting that. For whatever reason, I...

    Thanks for posting that. For whatever reason, I was never into Supertramp back in the 70s beyond what was on the radio (there were a couple great stations in our area though, so that was actually...
  2. My idea of what demographic comprises the LCD...

    My idea of what demographic comprises the LCD evidently differs from yours.
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    It seems to me that it would be exceedingly hard...

    It seems to me that it would be exceedingly hard to teach anything to 20-30 year olds who were told since they were in high school that they were destined for fame and riches, and then achieved...
  4. Thread: MLB 2020

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    Hey everyone! Definitely ready for a new season...

    Hey everyone! Definitely ready for a new season and the warmer weather that comes with it here in the flyovers. I don't have a problem with any of those rule changes, especially the 3-batter minimum....
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    Wonderful player. RIP

    Wonderful player. RIP
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    "Shouldn't" being the key word, but you're right,...

    "Shouldn't" being the key word, but you're right, I'm sure. I'll be checking it out regardless.
  7. I was familiar with the name of KG, but none of...

    I was familiar with the name of KG, but none of the music when I was gifted the cd of TSOTT last summer and subsequently played the living crap out of it. Found Thud on Amazon Music and devoured that...
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    My two Iowa teams are both having excellent...

    My two Iowa teams are both having excellent seasons, but I don't have high hopes for either in the big dance. The Hawkeyes, while they have a bona fide All-America candidate in Luka Garza, have no...
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    While this book will no doubt contain a lot of...

    While this book will no doubt contain a lot of interesting information, something about the way that blurb is written is really off-putting to me. Too "Classic Rock" and cookie-cutter for my tastes....
  10. Relayer is actually taken from a lyric in TFTO,...

    Relayer is actually taken from a lyric in TFTO, right?
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    Agreed!

    Agreed!
  12. Potentially interesting, but I wonder what...

    Potentially interesting, but I wonder what "...will produce...with full cooperation from ELP and its management." means at this point. The estates of Emerson & Lake, plus Palmer? Who "manages" a...
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    ^^^ Predictable, but I'm glad to see it. He was...

    ^^^
    Predictable, but I'm glad to see it. He was too good a character to just kill off.
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    Attention, Poisoned Youth! Could this be the...

    Attention, Poisoned Youth! Could this be the sig-worthy quote you've been in search of? :D
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    ^^^ Yes! And the way it resolves perfectly into...

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    Yes! And the way it resolves perfectly into Ozark, which is just a piano tour de force...

    I guess I'll put it on again! :)
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    I spun As Falls Wichita... three times yesterday,...

    I spun As Falls Wichita... three times yesterday, and plan to give The Way Up a listen or two today. TWU seems to me to be a direct descendant of AFWSFWF (the piece itself if not the entire album),...
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    For me, this is just about as cool a double bill...

    For me, this is just about as cool a double bill as I could hope for at this point in my life. Bring on the dates!!
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    I don't know if they'll be using any backing...

    I don't know if they'll be using any backing recordings, but my guess would be since this is NOT the hologram show the band will be playing versions of Zappa tunes all on their own, which sounds...
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    Lyle Mays' music has been a part of my life since...

    Lyle Mays' music has been a part of my life since American Garage came out in 1979. His collaborations with Metheny are without peer and his own compositions and playing place him solidly among the...
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    YOWZAn!!!

    YOWZAn!!!
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    Obviously unclear from the article, although I...

    Obviously unclear from the article, although I would think if it was Dweezil's outfit they would have specified that. The "hologram" band has done several gigs without the hologram; that's what I...
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    Next, on HOLY CRAP!!!...

    Next, on HOLY CRAP!!!
    https://www.dgmlive.com/news/king-crimson-and-the-zappa-band
  23. Thread: Birders

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    Living in the midwest we get to see bald eagles...

    Living in the midwest we get to see bald eagles pretty regularly in the winter. A couple weeks ago my wife and I were driving along the Iowa river, on the north edge of town, and spotted 6 sitting in...
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    Yeah, like I said, it's live, and therefore...

    Yeah, like I said, it's live, and therefore imperfect, but still... And the backstory is even cooler: the drummer wasn't the first choice for the gig, flew in at the last minute, and rehearsed with...
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    Not sure if this is what the OP was/is in search...

    Not sure if this is what the OP was/is in search of, but I think this is a pretty killing live/everyone-in-the-same-room drum recording. And the chops are off the hook.

    ...
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    I'm done buying DVDs, so for me it's either plump...

    I'm done buying DVDs, so for me it's either plump for the CBS All-Access or wait until Hulu, Netflix or Amazon picks it up. As much as I enjoyed the pilot, I'm not sure I want to wait. The hook is...
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    Me too, on CBS.com, and I'm definitely in. Does...

    Me too, on CBS.com, and I'm definitely in. Does anyone know if CBS.com will make each episode available on a delayed basis or if the pilot was just a one-time teaser?
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    I don't think he's well-known enough around these...

    I don't think he's well-known enough around these parts to warrant his own RIP thread, but I was sad to hear that the great Boston-area drummer Bob Gullotti has passed. :(

    I saw The Fringe live in...
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    And I choose to stretch the "unbroken" adjective...

    And I choose to stretch the "unbroken" adjective and include Two Against Nature, but I can't argue with your list of three.
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    Great thread and great picks! Two nominations I...

    Great thread and great picks! Two nominations I haven't seen mentioned yet:

    Kansas: Song for America/Masque/Leftoverture
    Queen: Sheer Heart Attack/NatO/DatR

    I think my vote for best among...
  31. As long as we're idly speculating/dreaming, I'd...

    As long as we're idly speculating/dreaming, I'd love to hear a quintet complete-album performance of ATTWT and Duke

    IF:

    Rutherford and Banks were all-in
    Hackett were on board to learn the...
  32. I couldn't care less about the re-release of the...

    I couldn't care less about the re-release of the music, but I did plump for the t-shirt.
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    Happy birthday! You're as close to royalty as we...

    Happy birthday! You're as close to royalty as we have around here - long may you reign!
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    I'll watch for it! Bell's usually gets it right.

    I'll watch for it! Bell's usually gets it right.
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    Sours are not my cuppa, either. On the bright...

    Sours are not my cuppa, either. On the bright side, Hopslam has started to appear in the area, and if this year is like last, it will be plentiful!
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    Don't get me wrong - I've had some I really like....

    Don't get me wrong - I've had some I really like. But around these parts anyway it seems that taps are getting taken up by Hazies almost to the exclusion of regular IPAs. I'm just over it.
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    I'm curious - anyone else getting tired of the...

    I'm curious - anyone else getting tired of the hazy-IPA craze? I think it's okay once in a while, mostly as a summer quencher, but I find myself avoiding it more often than not. Give me a crisp...
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    ^^^ Really nice. Thanks for sharing.

    ^^^
    Really nice. Thanks for sharing.
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    Aw, crap. I think drag would definitely be...

    Aw, crap.

    I think drag would definitely be appropriate for any tribute. My first thought was of the sketch with Palin where he comes to "read the poet" installed under the stairs and Jones tries...
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    For the last ten years or so, my wife and I have...

    For the last ten years or so, my wife and I have used the Jura Capresso Impressa super-automatics. Spendy, but they're reliable, the quality of the beverage is excellent, there are tons of...
  41. All this reminds me of one of my favorite Bloom...

    All this reminds me of one of my favorite Bloom County strips:
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    Almost 23 years ago, but still f***ing hilarious:...

    Almost 23 years ago, but still f***ing hilarious:
    https://www.theonion.com/yes-lyrics-to-be-added-to-new-testament-1819564208
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    ^^^ Thanks for sharing. Well written, indeed.

    ^^^
    Thanks for sharing. Well written, indeed.
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    This sounds exactly right to me.

    This sounds exactly right to me.
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    I've known countless musicians in my life: rock,...

    I've known countless musicians in my life: rock, pop, classical, jazz, professional level to hobbyist, and it seems to be true that a very large percentage of them shared a love for Rush. For some it...
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    How completely like Peart and his bandmates to...

    How completely like Peart and his bandmates to keep this under wraps for so long.
    Class and brotherhood all the way.
    RIP
  47. That's why I call my Chapman Stick my...

    That's why I call my Chapman Stick my "alzheimer's prevention device"!
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    Watched season 4 streaming with the USA app. You...

    Watched season 4 streaming with the USA app. You have to sit through commercials, but there's no extra fee, at least with our system (Hulu plus live tv subscription).
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    Ah, but there are those who would say he won the...

    Ah, but there are those who would say he won the Oscar because of the overbite...:)
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    Just finished the series last night, and I have...

    Just finished the series last night, and I have to say that I found it to be one of the most enjoyable and well-done conclusions to a series in my experience. I don't really know how much range Rami...
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    Regarding Beato approaching the track as more of...

    Regarding Beato approaching the track as more of a fan/cheerleader: I just re-watched the MOoN doc, and on the bonus DVD Jeff Glixman dissects COWS at the console in a similar way. He doesn't delve...
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    And this is why the botched QPR release remains...

    And this is why the botched QPR release remains such an unfortunate turn of events. As one of those who really can't stand most audience boots, I'll just have to continue going back to the studio...
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    Absolutely. In his prime, Walsh possessed one of...

    Absolutely. In his prime, Walsh possessed one of the finest voices in rock, and Livgren's writing took full advantage of it.
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    That was a fun game to watch! Our conference is...

    That was a fun game to watch! Our conference is ridiculous this year. I have reason for optimism in I-O-Way this year as well, as both the Hawkeyes and the Panthers are off to good starts....
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    A deserving track, for sure, and well done. As I...

    A deserving track, for sure, and well done. As I watched, I kept hearing things myself, and thinking "why doesn't he point that out"? But the more I thought about it, many of those things are what...
  56. Major league disappointment: Asia debut Super...

    Major league disappointment: Asia debut
    Super pleasant surprise: when a student gave me his copy of Nik Bδrtsch's Ronin's Stoa because he didn't dig it.
  57. Thread: MLB 2019

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    Definitely disturbing, and completely strange...

    Definitely disturbing, and completely strange that the Daytona park would be on the list given its historical significance. Personally, it's upsetting to me that three teams in Iowa are on the block,...
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    I like some of their beers just fine for what...

    I like some of their beers just fine for what they are, but their versions of classic styles were never on a par with the "real thing" IMO. Around here they've been as ubiquitous as Sam Adams for...
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    NHSNHS was never neglected in my collection!...

    NHSNHS was never neglected in my collection! Never owned any of the others though, so AFAIC he's batting .800.
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    Not sure if I'm all the way in with this group,...

    Not sure if I'm all the way in with this group, but they're definitely owning it. This is pretty organic and fun. Dig the familiar chord progression starting around the 7-minute mark for 'Summon the...
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