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    Sounds very promising. Thanks for the heads-up!

    Sounds very promising. Thanks for the heads-up!
  2. The thing for me is that I have always found...

    The thing for me is that I have always found Genesis to be the most orchestral of the "big (insert your preferred number here)" in terms of forms, timbres, and approach. In watching the teaser I...
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    Don't know about regional variations, but in Iowa...

    Don't know about regional variations, but in Iowa it's common to be riding on a country road and be dive-bombed and even followed by red-winged blackbirds. I had it happen just a couple weeks ago...
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    Red-winged blackbirds can really be dicks to us...

    Red-winged blackbirds can really be dicks to us bicyclists, but those are amazing pictures. Thanks for sharing!
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    And as if it had been planned, a bottle of the 10...

    And as if it had been planned, a bottle of the 10 appeared before me this weekend. Really delicious, but at $6.99/11.2 oz probably not going to be more than an occasional indulgence. Thanks for the...
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    Totally agree. I lived in Greeley from 89-91,...

    Totally agree. I lived in Greeley from 89-91, when it was still the case that the best beer you could count on finding at a bar was Sam Adams! :O
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    I've enjoyed the Rochefort 8 several times; I'll...

    I've enjoyed the Rochefort 8 several times; I'll try the 10 next time I see it. Thanks!
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    I'll keep my eyes open for these - thanks!

    I'll keep my eyes open for these - thanks!
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    In my opinion, if you're a fan of the Belgian...

    In my opinion, if you're a fan of the Belgian style, there's really no substitute for beer made there. Of the breweries on this side of the pond, the ones I go to most often for that type of brew are...
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    Nah, he means this: ...

    Nah, he means this:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=byFLZAwqY3Y

    :)
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    It's been awhile, but I remember thinking it was...

    It's been awhile, but I remember thinking it was pretty good for the price.
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    I would nominate Mike Keneally. For me his lyrics...

    I would nominate Mike Keneally. For me his lyrics strike a very comfortable balance between the fantastic/abstract and more concrete/linear storytelling. And either way, I get the strong impression...
  13. Kudos to Trane for not taking the bait on this....

    Kudos to Trane for not taking the bait on this. Gil Evans is an excellent comparison. Mingus, perhaps, but I'm not as familiar. Vince Mendoza is one of the most accomplished arrangers and composers...
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    GG is 100% correct: Holdsworth definitely came...

    GG is 100% correct: Holdsworth definitely came out of nowhere. The Coltrane influence is well-documented and seems obvious in hindsight, but there was no one doing anything remotely resembling what...
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    Blade Runner was one of the first movies that...

    Blade Runner was one of the first movies that challenged me as young adult with its gray area between good and bad. Every character could potentially be sympathetic, in spite of their actions....
  16. That is excellent to hear - thanks for sharing.

    That is excellent to hear - thanks for sharing.
  17. It's new (2002) recordings of classic Joni...

    It's new (2002) recordings of classic Joni compositions arranged for orchestra and rhythm section by Vince Mendoza. Joni's long-time friend and bass player Larry Klein served as the MD, if I recall...
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    Some nice stuff, especially the melodic...

    Some nice stuff, especially the melodic duo-guitar passages. The kids can clearly play, and several obvious influences are clear, most notably Holdsworth (I hear a lot of "Road Games" in the first...
  19. Great to read all the good input from my proggy...

    Great to read all the good input from my proggy age-peers and elders here. At 58, I've found that the only exercises that still agree with my body and allow me to keep fit to my own standards are...
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    Modelo Negra is my go-to beer for spicy food;...

    Modelo Negra is my go-to beer for spicy food; thirst-quenching, not nuclear in ABV, and with a touch of sweetness that really compliments the spice. I love the story behind the style, that brewers...
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    One way for this to happen would be for...

    One way for this to happen would be for progressive rock to make its way into the college music curriculum in the way that jazz did in the 1970s. I think a very strong case can be made that the "jazz...
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    The art was great, the caricatures excellent and...

    The art was great, the caricatures excellent and always spot on. To this day I still can't necessarily remember whether I actually saw a particular movie in the 70s or just believe I did because I...
  23. Thread: MLB 2019

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    Maybe it's more of an attraction for the people...

    Maybe it's more of an attraction for the people actually attending the game, but after last year, watching the camera watch Bryce Harper watch himself in the mirror for way too long, as a spectator...
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    ^^^ That is super cool, and amazing that you're...

    ^^^
    That is super cool, and amazing that you're able to pull it off AND get video evidence! :O

    Puts me in mind of this:
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    Anybody catch the Apollo 11 premiere on CNN last...

    Anybody catch the Apollo 11 premiere on CNN last night? The footage was indeed stunning, and I really enjoyed the fact that everything you saw and heard (soundtrack music excepted) was archival: no...
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    :up :up We have several that are either feral or...

    :up :up We have several that are either feral or just allowed to roam in the neighborhood. Our two are never outdoors unsupervised, and I have a hard time imagining why one would behave otherwise.
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    I'm hoping the version they show on CNN this...

    I'm hoping the version they show on CNN this weekend will be the full length one. If not, good to know there's a blu-ray available. I have an uncle who was the chief engineer of the guidance system...
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    I'm the same age, and though I remember the event...

    I'm the same age, and though I remember the event happening I have no specific memories of watching the landing on tv, so I can't wait to see the new doc.
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    Very cool - makes me look forward to seeing it...

    Very cool - makes me look forward to seeing it even more!
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    Saw them in April on the same tour. It was a GA...

    Saw them in April on the same tour. It was a GA show, and instead of trying to get as close to the stage as possible my group went for the front row of the actual arena seats, above floor level but...
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    That's super cool. Do you live near an area where...

    That's super cool. Do you live near an area where the birds are used to humans being around, or are you just extraordinarily patient?
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    Fixed that for you ;-) Seriously, though, the...

    Fixed that for you ;-)

    Seriously, though, the story of the original four novels is deep enough to support a wealth of cinematic adaptations. There is no way a single motion picture can do justice...
  33. Okay, finally getting back to this. The...

    Okay, finally getting back to this. The collection is mostly Marvel, mostly from about '73-'77, with the most interesting and potentially valuable titles being Avengers, Spiderman, X-Men, Daredevil,...
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    I think it's dated AND funny! :D And from the...

    I think it's dated AND funny! :D

    And from the Coens for comedy, The Big Lebowski is great, but O Brother Where Art Thou is greater. IMO, of course.
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    I think Mike Keneally's "I'm Afraid" from Sluggo...

    I think Mike Keneally's "I'm Afraid" from Sluggo would certainly qualify. A beautiful melody delivered perfectly, and as a big fan of contrasts between adjacent tracks I think it's a perfect antidote...
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    And from the sound of Blow, the influence was...

    And from the sound of Blow, the influence was very mutual, as I hear much of latter-day Bowie in this new recording. I believe that Bowie became aware of McCaslin through contact with Maria Schneider...
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    I honestly don't know where to bring this up:...

    I honestly don't know where to bring this up: here, the "modern fusion...jazz" thread, or just the jazz discussion, but I landed here. Digging the hell out of Donny McCaslin's newest, Blow. Stream...
  38. Absolutely - I have a list started, and will get...

    Absolutely - I have a list started, and will get back to it after the holiday weekend. I think I have a few that it will prove to be worthwhile to have saved.
  39. Thank you all - much appreciated!

    Thank you all - much appreciated!
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    Nice honest heartfelt post from Scott Thunes...

    Nice honest heartfelt post from Scott Thunes here: https://www.facebook.com/scottthunes/posts/3457210614304472?__tn__=K-R
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    The brand is Godefa. The kit contained a...

    The brand is Godefa. The kit contained a telephoto, a wide angle and a fisheye, along with a tripod attachment and the clamp that holds the lenses in place over the phone's camera iris. The hassle is...
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    Very cool - we'll have to be on the lookout for...

    Very cool - we'll have to be on the lookout for the male as well, then. Thanks!
  43. Bronze-age comics - looking for advice

    First-off: I am not trying to sell anything here on PE.

    I have a small (<250) collection of mostly Bronze and a few Silver age books that have been decently preserved, and am looking to liquidate....
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    Finished season 1 of Hanna last night. Found it...

    Finished season 1 of Hanna last night. Found it to be an enjoyable and interesting story, with very fine acting performances. Plenty of open questions for season 2; I'm definitely in.
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    So, we got an add-on lens for the iPhone. Itís...

    So, we got an add-on lens for the iPhone. Itís not great, but we took these of a newcomer to the feeder. Can anyone help with an ID?1303813039
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    Definitely an important year. Also saw the Kansas...

    Definitely an important year. Also saw the Kansas debut, Queen II and Sheer Heart Attack, Eno's Here Come the Warm Jets and Taking Tiger Mountain, Bowie's Diamond Dogs, and I'm sure many others...
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    I gave Monolith a through-listen yesterday for...

    I gave Monolith a through-listen yesterday for the first time in 30+ years. Not as bad as I feared, but a couple of things did make me cringe: "How My Soul..." which is just all over the place, and...
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    Is it only as of this season that what used to be...

    Is it only as of this season that what used to be called the "DL" is now called the "IL"? I understand the political correctness behind the change, but for some reason I hadn't noticed it until this...
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    In the category of "segues that were composed and...

    In the category of "segues that were composed and performed, but for some reason recorded as two separate pieces": Kansas' "Mysteries and Mayhem/The Pinnacle".
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    I agree with this completely. Next weekend I'm...

    I agree with this completely. Next weekend I'm going to visit an old high school buddy who is a life-long Kansas fan (I'm guessing he's seen them several dozen times, going back to the 70s). I'll be...
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    He was one of the greats, without a doubt....

    He was one of the greats, without a doubt. Fearless, inventive, and with impeccable timing. The chemistry between him, Korman, Burnett, and Lawrence on the CB show was nothing short of incredible. RIP
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    I've read most if not all of the Dune universe...

    I've read most if not all of the Dune universe books, and have loved the original since I first read it back in the late 70s. I didn't have as many problems with the first film as many did, but I...
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    When it was released I found Monolith to be a...

    When it was released I found Monolith to be a substantial step down in quality from both Leftoverture and PoKR. Audio Visions continued the slide, and from that point on I was out. My opinion only,...
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    ^^^ Awesome photos! You've inspired me, and I...

    ^^^
    Awesome photos! You've inspired me, and I just went online and bought a set of add-on lenses for my iPhone camera.
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    I resemble this remark, and wholeheartedly agree.

    I resemble this remark, and wholeheartedly agree.
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    ...which some might say is the definition of the...

    ...which some might say is the definition of the DH... ;)
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    Thanks for the link to this show. I really wanted...

    Thanks for the link to this show. I really wanted to like it, but I think it's just not for me. I bought all the studio albums through Duke, but I just couldn't find enough to enjoy in Abacab, and...
  58. What a shame. For my money, L42 was one of the...

    What a shame. For my money, L42 was one of the best bands of the 80s. Some first-class musicianship and songwriting on display there. RIP
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    Ha - I figured as much, but never really knew if...

    Ha - I figured as much, but never really knew if there was anything to be done. Thanks for the link!
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    Okay, this is kind of weird: Almost exactly one...

    Okay, this is kind of weird: Almost exactly one year after a yellow-rumped warbler banged into our living room window (I posted a picture last April), I was sitting in the same room, same time of...
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