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    Welcome back, Tom.

    Welcome back, Tom.
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    John, I have 3 of their 4 albums. See here for...

    John, I have 3 of their 4 albums.

    See here for 2 reviews and an interview, all written by my favorite reviewer ;) :
    https://www.seaoftranquility.org/reviews.php?op=showcontent&id=1390...
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    Back to my usual sub-genres of metal :) I've...

    Back to my usual sub-genres of metal :)

    I've been spinning some old Peccatum albums.

    I love Ihriel's voice, but she can't hold a note - nails on a chalkboard! (YMMV)

    Pity, 'cuz the bulk of...
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    Very impressive! Beautiful scenery. Thanks! ...

    Very impressive! Beautiful scenery. Thanks!

    Was the hiking difficult? What altitudes were you at?
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    For those (MANY) in this thread who prefer what...

    For those (MANY) in this thread who prefer what I'd call "classic metal", I've just spent a few great hours with 2 old favorites:
    Royal Hunt : Paradox
    Royal Hunt : Clown In The Mirror

    Paradox,...
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    :up ^^^

    :up ^^^
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    ^^^ ...

    ^^^


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDm7dxPfnH8&list=OLAK5uy_kb37BYFBWwKqkEoJRKcY1dowE5vgHJRjg
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    Whatever you do - get hold of the EP by Kirk...

    Whatever you do - get hold of the EP by Kirk Hammett called Portals.

    NOTHING like Metallica's typical music, and (IMO) a candidate for the best album (well ... EP) of the year.

    All...
  9. Dear God, Greg, I had no idea about that. SO...

    Dear God, Greg, I had no idea about that. SO sorry to hear your tragic news.

    Lean on us for support as much as you need. We're with you in spirit, old friend, and will support you as best we can.
  10. I didn't know that, Ed - sorry to hear about it. ...

    I didn't know that, Ed - sorry to hear about it. I remember that you'd dedicated your time to taking care of her.
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    We're really looking forward to seeing your pics!...

    We're really looking forward to seeing your pics! I haven't been to the Himalayas, but a friend of mine who did the climb with my son and me (see posts above) has climbed to Everest's base camp. ...
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    Part 2: And then it started getting really...

    Part 2:

    And then it started getting really difficult!

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    Climbing through the night...

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    I didn't post anything about a climb I did a few...

    I didn't post anything about a climb I did a few months ago:

    Mount Rainier - a technical climb : crampons, ice axes, helmets, rope teams, etc., crossing snowfields and glaciers and 200ft deep...
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    I've been to Great Falls several times - though...

    I've been to Great Falls several times - though not recently.

    There's a hike I'm thinking of doing next April that will take me right past Great Falls: It's a one-day 100km (62 mile) hike from...
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    Very interesting, thanks for the recommendation,...

    Very interesting, thanks for the recommendation, John! I just listened to their latest album on YT. Definitely worth buying!
  16. So sorry, Gary. I hope you find comfort soon.

    So sorry, Gary. I hope you find comfort soon.
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    I agree that they're very good, and quite...

    I agree that they're very good, and quite enjoyable.

    Not sure I'd call it a new direction, though. Seems to me that Anneke and The Gathering (among others) were doing the same thing 20 years ago....
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    :up :up Busy 'sploring them now ... thanks!

    :up :up

    Busy 'sploring them now ... thanks!
  19. Stone Cold Classic

    Stone Cold Classic
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    Hornbills always look so angry! :D

    Hornbills always look so angry! :D
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    Nice pictures, Chris! I love Annapolis Rocks. ...

    Nice pictures, Chris!

    I love Annapolis Rocks. It's a short out 'n back hike (with only 1 medium hill) - though I often hike there from the Washington Monument or from the South Mountain Inn.
    ...
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    Nice. My hornbill pictures from a few years...

    Nice.

    My hornbill pictures from a few years ago:

    Southern yellow hornbill

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    Southern yellow hornbill
  23. They decided to put my Mom into hospice. The...

    They decided to put my Mom into hospice.

    The ambulance got her there at 1:00pm, and she was gone before we arrived there at 1:30pm :(

    Enjoy the time you have with her, Gary.
  24. Warm as toast today, but it's supposed to start...

    Warm as toast today, but it's supposed to start cooling off tomorrow.

    I'm busy setting up my indoor bike system for the winter, and plan to start the "Fall program" this evening.

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    Or - when you get to the thread, simply scroll to...

    Or - when you get to the thread, simply scroll to the top to see the forum / sub-forum, just below the menus.
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    Is he the ex gang member who's now a PhD...

    Is he the ex gang member who's now a PhD candidate? I like him, and hope he wins.
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    Agree on all counts. Get rid of all the stupid...

    Agree on all counts.

    Get rid of all the stupid advantages etc. Maybe keep a hidden immunity idol or 2 - but that's all.

    And for God's sake, find some new challenges! I said in one of these...
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    Yes. But it's called "Power Metal". The 2...

    Yes.

    But it's called "Power Metal".

    The 2 subgenres overlap quite a lot, and are often seen on the same stage - e.g. at several annual "Prog/Power" events around the world.

    My definition of...
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    It isn't new - it's been there all along :)

    It isn't new - it's been there all along :)
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    Many thanks. Sounds like a good turnout!

    Many thanks. Sounds like a good turnout!
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    Interesting, Dan, thanks for posting. ...

    Interesting, Dan, thanks for posting.

    Approximately how many books were sold, and how many attended the signing?
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    Thanks for the recommendations!

    Thanks for the recommendations!
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    I heard this on YT, and am impressed. It's ......

    I heard this on YT, and am impressed. It's ... "different", and different is good. I'll get this album.

    Which others are worth exploring? Google seems to think they have a pretty thin backlog.
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    I was on Mt. Rainier last month. But...

    I was on Mt. Rainier last month. But mountaineering and hiking aren't the same thing. I'm hoping to get summit Mt. Shasta in the next year or 2.
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    I'm always jealous as hell of your hikes, and...

    I'm always jealous as hell of your hikes, and your awesome pictures! :D

    And now - going to Nepal? Damn!! Remember - pictures, or it didn't happen.
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    Catoctin park / Cunningham Falls / etc. are...

    Catoctin park / Cunningham Falls / etc. are practically in my back yard. Great hiking out there. I'd urge you to try Annapolis Rocks some time - it's by far the best overlook in the region. There...
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    I have, yes - always great pics! I'm planning...

    I have, yes - always great pics!

    I'm planning to be out quite a lot this winter. Trudging through snow and across icy rocks is its own special challenge - but it's the only training for...
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    Yep! :up

    Yep! :up
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    I've done tons of hikes in the past few years, as...

    I've done tons of hikes in the past few years, as well as some mountaineering.

    This was a recent short, easy hike I did with a dozen or so friends - an evening/night hike to enjoy the fall colors...
  40. ^^ This I was a bit more "lucky" (though that...

    ^^ This

    I was a bit more "lucky" (though that hardly seems to be the right word!) My parents were both very healthy, then went into a 2-week sudden decline and checked out at ages 80 and 93...
  41. The funny thing is - when wearing proper cycling...

    The funny thing is - when wearing proper cycling pants, you only go commando :D

    Build it up slowly and start with short durations, and alternate between strength (high resistance), speed (low...
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    Frank, I interviewed him twice when they were on...

    Frank, I interviewed him twice when they were on tour. The interviews were good (see below for one of them) - but the time we spent shooting the shit afterwards, about things music and non-music,...
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    :up :up

    :up :up
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    Wow - sounds like something I need to research! ...

    Wow - sounds like something I need to research!

    I like Ackerfeldt, met him twice and had pretty long conversations.
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    :rofl

    :rofl
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    See the New Releases thread....

    See the New Releases thread.
    https://www.progressiveears.org/forum/showthread.php/9479-New-Releases-Only

    4,007 - count them, over four thousand - posts about NEW music. Who cares if the...
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    I actually did "LOL" at that! :lol

    I actually did "LOL" at that! :lol
  48. We are (and were) sad to hear of your loss,...

    We are (and were) sad to hear of your loss, Wease, and we still appreciate your presence here.
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    Just for fun, I pulled this from PE's front page,...

    Just for fun, I pulled this from PE's front page, and from Google Analytics:

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    Why were they commuting into town? ...

    Why were they commuting into town?





    Okay - cheesy joke. Withdrawn :oops Geese and airports are a bad combination.
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    I checked - your name is not still on any groups....

    I checked - your name is not still on any groups.

    I don't know why the system is still sending you notifications.

    Best advice : ignore them :)
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    Whoah! :O This just now perched on our deck! ...

    Whoah! :O

    This just now perched on our deck! My wife grabbed a few cell phone pics, but unfortunately, the pic was taken through the bug screen on the window. She stood up slowly to try to get...
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    If anyone needs to be removed from a group -...

    If anyone needs to be removed from a group - please let me know.

    I don't visit groups, and I can't view messages for groups if I'm not a member - but I can manage membership.
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    Some good listening there. But on my (very)...

    Some good listening there.

    But on my (very) long solo walks through the woods, I don't want any music. Just the wind and the birds (but hopefully no bears).
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    Go here: ...

    Go here:
    https://www.progressiveears.org/forum/forumdisplay.php/5-Progressive-Ears-MUSIC-Forums
    There's an English-language description of what goes where. Specifically:


    Progressive Ears...
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    If you're interested in a BB-like program that's...

    If you're interested in a BB-like program that's FAR more fun, try Netflix's "The Circle".

    There are 4 series available, with about 13 episodes each. We've given up on BB and didn't bother with...
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    Yep - that's me too :( Diminishing returns -...

    Yep - that's me too :(

    Diminishing returns - and the sweet spot is around $60, IMO,
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    :O :O

    :O :O
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    I see those herons when I go kayaking in the...

    I see those herons when I go kayaking in the morning. If you're just drifting, not paddling, you can get very close to them.

    Next time I'm out, I'll see how close I can get to one, and take a...
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    I haven't see blue jays for several months,...

    I haven't see blue jays for several months, though I've heard them.

    Not sure why they're avoiding me :( I feel rejected! LOL
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