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    One of those times we should be thankful that...

    One of those times we should be thankful that Yzerman replaced Holland (who is now in the process of trading for 90 year old players and deconstructing the Oilers).
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    It's even better drinking the bitter tears of...

    It's even better drinking the bitter tears of Canes fans. Boy, are they upset at management about this trade.
  3. Who says Sibelius and Zeppelin don't go together?...

    Who says Sibelius and Zeppelin don't go together?


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJaNoqwyY3A
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    Dio's rhyming scheme was monotonous. Particularly...

    Dio's rhyming scheme was monotonous. Particularly so, because his occult themes seemed to always include rhymes with black, white, night, bones, stone, star, sky, sun, day, fire, etc. Great singer....
  5. Stevie Ray Vaughan David Gilmour Johnny Winter...

    Stevie Ray Vaughan
    David Gilmour
    Johnny Winter
    Jimmy Page
    Al Di Meola
    Robin Trower
    Eric Clapton
    Tony Iommi
    Carlos Santana
    Ritchie Blackmore
  6. Hey, look...they grafted two songs together. I...

    Hey, look...they grafted two songs together. I want to hear more of the first one. The second one? Not so much:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8XiNKsKyVk
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    I don't think Troy Weaver is going Darko on us....

    I don't think Troy Weaver is going Darko on us. This should be a "do not overthink this" moment. Just pick Cade and call it a day.
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    The Anthony Mantha trade is looking better and...

    The Anthony Mantha trade is looking better and better for the Wings. I am surprised I would ever say this, but thank you Boston (for eliminating the Caps). It's like Stevie Y. traded Mantha straight...
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    Sort of in the early Uriah Heep/Deep Purple vein...

    Sort of in the early Uriah Heep/Deep Purple vein with some very pronounced Sabbath riffs here and there, and an undeniable influence on Spinal Tap ("Aries").
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    In other words, Country music can have its own...

    In other words, Country music can have its own hall, Blues can have its own hall, R&B/Soul can have its own hall and Hip Hop can have its own hall (which they all do, each catering to its own...
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    Really though, in order for Ian and Tull to...

    Really though, in order for Ian and Tull to progress past the Cream/Mayall blues blueprint, a split with Mick Abraham was necessary (and Mick went on to continue those blues stylings with Blodwyn...
  12. As a rock critic, this befuddled fellow would...

    As a rock critic, this befuddled fellow would make a good used douche-bag recycler. I couldn't really get past Fleetwood Mac at 25. Evidently, this sad sack is completely oblivious of the Peter Green...
  13. For the love of all things holy, please stop...

    For the love of all things holy, please stop singing, Ian. It is painful to listen to. It has been painful to listen for a couple decades. Stop. Just stop.
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    I'm pretty sure it was Peter Gabriel's So and...

    I'm pretty sure it was Peter Gabriel's So and Paul Simon's Graceland. They were newly recorded at the time, so my thinking was...new technology, newly released CDs.
  15. Well, an obvious choice would be Jethro Tull's...

    Well, an obvious choice would be Jethro Tull's Thick as a Brick. Between the news articles, adverts, photos and puzzles, you could spend days reading various aspects of the design.

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    Great deal for the Lions. First, I find it...

    Great deal for the Lions. First, I find it hilarious that talking heads said all that was needed for Stafford was two 2nd rounders. Whatever. I personally thought perhaps a 2021 first and a third....
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    Sad as well. Staff was never the issue with the...

    Sad as well. Staff was never the issue with the Lions' continued bad management from Millen, Mayhew and Quinn. Hopefully, this is a new start for both the team and Stafford. I like the new coaches...
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    I prefer Machine Head. But really, Made In Japan...

    I prefer Machine Head. But really, Made In Japan blows all their albums out of the water. Even with smoke on the water.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jdf5EXo6I68

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jdf5EXo6I68
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    The Eagles tanked. I don't think that's...

    The Eagles tanked. I don't think that's debatable. Pederson took out Hurts (who wasn't setting the world on fire, but the game was so damn close), and put in JV QB who hasn't played this century....
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    Along that train of thought, Sir Laurence Olivier...

    Along that train of thought, Sir Laurence Olivier in Marathon Man. The dentist chair scene where Olivier kept repeating "Is it safe?" while digging a dental probe into Dustin Hoffman's cavity still...
  22. Jethro Tull - Thick as a Brick That a popular...

    Jethro Tull - Thick as a Brick

    That a popular band could leave the realm of hit singles and individual radio-format songs and release an album that was both melodic and musically adventurous - oh,...
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    A few that come to mind.... Amon Göth (Ralph...

    A few that come to mind....

    Amon Göth (Ralph Fiennes) in Schindler's List
    Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix) in Gladiator
    Baby Jane Hudson (Bette Davis) in Whatever Happened to Baby Jane
    Archibald...
  24. I'm not sure where the "disrespect" comes in....

    I'm not sure where the "disrespect" comes in. I've never had an issue with posting regarding a deceased person. I don't think the dead mind that much either.
  25. Thread: Mountain!

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    RIP to the legendary "Great Fatsby", died today...

    RIP to the legendary "Great Fatsby", died today at age 75.
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    Frank Zappa and Santana throughout various...

    Frank Zappa and Santana throughout various albums. Examples would be the albums released around the time of Hot Rats for Zappa, and with Carlos Santana examples would be Santana III, Caravanserai,...
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    There is a football Jesus! And fired his buddy...

    There is a football Jesus! And fired his buddy Quinn as well! The Quintricia era was a debacle, and thankfully Sheila Ford isn't like her parents, in that she mandated improvement and competing for...
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    Jesus....can the Lions fire Matt Patricia...

    Jesus....can the Lions fire Matt Patricia already, please? The damn team is unwatchable, and losing to a rookie. Zero points through 3 quarters...against the Panthers? WTF?
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    Agreed on both counts. It was literally...

    Agreed on both counts. It was literally impossible to recreate the full intent of Umberto Eco's brilliant book, but Connery was excellent as William of Baskerville.

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    RIP Sean Connery

    90 years old. Who wants to live forever....


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nq-ROgI5a2M
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    The Lions can't even lose correctly.

    The Lions can't even lose correctly.
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    And what do Lions' fans have to cheer about?...

    And what do Lions' fans have to cheer about? We've got the best punter in the league! WOOT!
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    Joe Cocker seems to have stolen any number of...

    Joe Cocker seems to have stolen any number of songs that I prefer to the originals, like "The Letter", "With a Little Help From My Friends" and "Delta Lady".

    And then there's...

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    Being an old fart and naturally suspicious of...

    Being an old fart and naturally suspicious of technology, I like the physical copy of an artist's work that the CD provides. I own it. It's not in some cloud subject to the whims and vagaries of the...
  35. Another interesting note, Spirit never played...

    Another interesting note, Spirit never played "Taurus" live, at least in everything I've read about online. If that is true, then Zeppelin on the same tour with Spirit is rendered moot.
  36. I bought several of the SW Tull Anniversary...

    I bought several of the SW Tull Anniversary Remixes. They are great. And now I am done. Ian has more than enough money, and he needs no more from me.
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    The one good thing about hearing SW's single with...

    The one good thing about hearing SW's single with all the derivative early 70s Motown bass lines and strings is that I exited listening to SW after a couple minutes and immediately cued up The...
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    I can see "progressive bluegrass" as a genre....

    I can see "progressive bluegrass" as a genre. Stuff like Chris Thile and Punch Brothers play, and also folks like Bela Fleck, Rickey Skaggs, etc. But players that do "bluegrass" don't necessarily...
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    Call it progressive country. And there you go. ;)

    Call it progressive country. And there you go. ;)
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    One usually doesn't hear the flute in a country...

    One usually doesn't hear the flute in a country song, but this fits in quite nicely...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiLUTWcLCgU
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    You mean Jeremy Steig?

    You mean Jeremy Steig?
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    An old song revised with the LSO, David "Dee"...

    An old song revised with the LSO, David "Dee" Palmer conducting...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMqPI0zXiG4
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    Dead Flowers - The Rolling Stones

    Dead Flowers - The Rolling Stones
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    It would be only slightly more funny than.... ...

    It would be only slightly more funny than....

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    Actually I would enjoy the S&G/Doors concert more.
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    A concert mismatch for the ages: Jimi Hendrix...

    A concert mismatch for the ages: Jimi Hendrix backing The Monkees.
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    Death, taxes, and...the Lions blowing a huge lead...

    Death, taxes, and...the Lions blowing a huge lead in the 4th Quarter. Patricia needs to be fired. This is just unacceptable.
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    To Have and Have Not also has the legendary...

    To Have and Have Not also has the legendary Bacall line, "You know how to whistle, don't you, Steve? You just put your lips together and blow."

    Watched the splendid Edward G. Robinson/Orson...
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    Yeah, there are those dopey new rules, but my...

    Yeah, there are those dopey new rules, but my appreciation for baseball is lessening yearly. I really started hating how the game is played when they allowed asinine shifts where the entire infield...
  49. The U.K. and U.S. single versions (both stereo...

    The U.K. and U.S. single versions (both stereo and mono) of "Teacher" can be found on the 2013 boxed remaster set of Benefit.
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    In the clear white circles of morning wonder I...

    In the clear white circles of morning wonder
    I take my place with the lord of the hills
    And the blue-eyed soldiers stand slightly discoloured
    In neat little rows sporting canvas frills -- a...
  51. Actually, you pretty much summed it up in your...

    Actually, you pretty much summed it up in your last sentence. The five years of any consequence for The Stones was during the period Beggars Banquet (1968), Let It Bleed (1969), the superior live...
  52. For sheer spectacle in a live performance, I've...

    For sheer spectacle in a live performance, I've seen Pink Floyd 3 times (In the Flesh '77, Momentary Lapse and Division Bell), and have always come away amazed. No. better. concert.

    For...
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    I enjoyed the video. The Beatles wouldn't be The...

    I enjoyed the video. The Beatles wouldn't be The Beatles without Ringo, both in drumming style and his being the perfect foil for the rest of the band. Not to mention his Yogi Berra-esque malaprops...
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    I just can't see how the NHL is going to make it...

    I just can't see how the NHL is going to make it this year. All that spit and blood. Unless, of course, they go non-contact. Kind of like the NBA with ghost fouls.
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    Then Play On (2013 Remaster). One of the great...

    Then Play On (2013 Remaster). One of the great British Blues albums of the 1960s. Also their debut Fleetwood Mac (some releases listed as "Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac").
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    Some folks aren't aware Santana borrowed this...

    Some folks aren't aware Santana borrowed this song from Peter Green. That's Green and the late, great Danny Kirwan trading riffs....


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0HOuHknsVM
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    Incredibly sad. A stellar career cut short at...

    Incredibly sad. A stellar career cut short at it's apex, not unlike Syd Barrett. And although he came back, he never had the same impact. One of the great blues musicians of the 1960s and early 70s,...
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    How about the "Mango Mussolinis"? Orange uniforms...

    How about the "Mango Mussolinis"? Orange uniforms with a silhouette of Il Duce on the helmet.
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    Haven't been a big follower of Wilco, but I liked...

    Haven't been a big follower of Wilco, but I liked Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, and I really enjoyed the Wilco/Billy Bragg collaboration on Mermaid Avenue, which is a series of songs based on previously...
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    Speaking of Rick Derringer, he and Edgar Winter's...

    Speaking of Rick Derringer, he and Edgar Winter's White Trash have the most epic version of this song. Winter's vocals are frickin' ferocious:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBpFBYW-nec
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