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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5z3PEvdrQ8

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5z3PEvdrQ8
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhtUSpnUhaE

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhtUSpnUhaE
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    It was the ham I was referring to.

    It was the ham I was referring to.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nNp_xPsKoI

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nNp_xPsKoI
  5. Or: Be happy with what you have to be happy with....

    Or: Be happy with what you have to be happy with.

    Gratitude just makes life better.
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    O'Connor, The Violent Bear It Away. This woman...

    O'Connor, The Violent Bear It Away. This woman was a seriously amazing writer, but brutal.
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    RIP Bunny Wailer

    Co-founder (with Bob Marley and Peter Tosh) of The Wailers. "Dreamland", "Armagideon", "Cool Runnings" and much more...
  8. If you mean the '70s trilogy, I agree. But I...

    If you mean the '70s trilogy, I agree. But I don't believe that that band could have done anything like THRaK, B'Boom, or VROOOM.
  9. Neat riff. Reminds me of the second bit of...

    Neat riff. Reminds me of the second bit of Recycled,but obviously LTE go in an entirely different direction with it...
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    Frampton plays Roxy

    Maybe this belongs in off-topic, and if so feel free to move it, but... Frampton (from his forthcoming Frampton Forgets the Words album) playing possibly my favorite Roxy Music song:
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  11. Band version = fun. Rudess version, alas, =...

    Band version = fun.
    Rudess version, alas, = boring/self-indulgent.
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    What I wrote in the comments on that video: I...

    What I wrote in the comments on that video:

    I call bullshit.

    You create and take down a straw Rick Beato which has very little to do with - I won't say "the real man", because I don't know him,...
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    Fair warning: it's more like Baxter than it is...

    Fair warning: it's more like Baxter than it is like Pratchett. There is some funny stuff scattered throughout, but in general it's more serious science fiction. A very different collaboration from...
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    Lenten reading: Dorothy Sayers's The Man Born to...

    Lenten reading: Dorothy Sayers's The Man Born to Be King, a cycle of 12 radio plays giving the life of Jesus, mostly from the point of view of people around him. Also the Collected Works of Flannery...
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    A different possibility: perhaps he actually...

    A different possibility: perhaps he actually likes pop music. That has been known to happen among serious music people. (I like a lot of pop myself.) He didn't exactly overflow with praise for WAP,...
  16. Oh ya...first LP I ever bought with my own money....

    Oh ya...first LP I ever bought with my own money. It's in pretty bad shape but I still have it!
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    Stream o'Consciousness as I listen... The lead...

    Stream o'Consciousness as I listen...

    The lead singer has the right range without slavishly imitating PG. This is a good thing.

    Seems like it's mostly just a faithful arrangement, leaving me to...
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    Actually, Mars is sharp - the highest mountain in...

    Actually, Mars is sharp - the highest mountain in the Solar System.
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    Why does that penguin make me think of Peeps?

    Why does that penguin make me think of Peeps?
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    Then there's, um, Cheerleader Ninjas, a classic...

    Then there's, um, Cheerleader Ninjas, a classic exploitation film (not to be confused with the far superior Ninja Cheerleaders, featuring George Takei).
  21. As a teenaged boy, I spent a lot of time, uh,...

    As a teenaged boy, I spent a lot of time, uh, staring at this one:

    https://www.udiscovermusic.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Roxy-Music-Country-Life-web-730.jpg
  22. All it needs is TLev... Seriously, a beautiful...

    All it needs is TLev... Seriously, a beautiful reimagining!
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    Romeo and Juliet Skateaway Tie: Industrial...

    Romeo and Juliet
    Skateaway
    Tie: Industrial Disease/Telegraph Road
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    After the way Diana (upon whom, I must say, I had...

    After the way Diana (upon whom, I must say, I had the most amazing 7-year-old crush) treated the other two, I don't blame her for not "making amends".
  25. H'mmm. It's an interesting mashup of several...

    H'mmm. It's an interesting mashup of several versions of one of my favorite PG songs. I recognize at least (obviously) the version from Fripp's exposure, footage from Gabriel's second album tour,...
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    The thing is, with the exception of the original...

    The thing is, with the exception of the original series, Trek shows always catch fire about the third season. They're ensemble shows (where the original was star-oriented), and the cast have to feel...
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    Yeah, it counts as a cover, since Elvis was...

    Yeah, it counts as a cover, since Elvis was covering Carl Perkins here.
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    Just began reading Water for Elephants. Odd...

    Just began reading Water for Elephants. Odd start, looks interesting. I seem to have read a lot of circus-y books lately...
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    Just to point out, the Beatles' version was a...

    Just to point out, the Beatles' version was a cover too. That's a Motown song, written and sung by Barrett Strong (it was his first and biggest hit rekkid).
  30. While we're on the subject, those who have only...

    While we're on the subject, those who have only heard the mangled single should get a load of this. It damn near made me cry the first time I heard it.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2m1tX9VZAb4
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    ^^They actually finished it! And an excellent...

    ^^They actually finished it! And an excellent adaptation it is.
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    The Complete Short Stories of Kurt Vonnegut....

    The Complete Short Stories of Kurt Vonnegut. Another massive tome.
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    Does doing a WTF cover of one's own song count? ...

    Does doing a WTF cover of one's own song count?


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90hmAf96SKk
  34. This has been in my head for a while. ...

    This has been in my head for a while.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPTUH9dzhoM
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    The Brothers Jetstream: Leviathan (saving the...

    The Brothers Jetstream: Leviathan (saving the world one more damn time) by Zig Zag Claybourne

    Take an equilateral triangle. Put Wilson and Shea's Illuminatus! at one vertex, Matt Ruff's Sewer Gas...
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    Babymetal is da bomb. Apparently they were...

    Babymetal is da bomb.

    Apparently they were opening for Rob Zombie and got booed. Rob came out and told the audience, "they're more metal than you'll ever be."
  37. Much love for Who's Next here, and rightly so. I...

    Much love for Who's Next here, and rightly so. I utterly reject the notion that "My Wife" and "Goin' Mobile" are in any way less worthy songs. They are, as Frumious said, "break songs", or as I would...
  38. Possibly my favorite Tull album, and I didn't...

    Possibly my favorite Tull album, and I didn't find out about the "Slipstream" version until it was too late. I'm in.
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    Oh, m friend, that's nothing. They've done things...

    Oh, m friend, that's nothing. They've done things like "School's Out" and "Anarchy in the U.K." (Hilarious, really.)
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    Big Brother is watching YOU.

    Big Brother is watching YOU.
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    I know I'm weird ... but I love Fripp's...

    I know I'm weird ... but I love Fripp's soundscape albums. My favorite is probably "A Blessing of Tears".
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    Sure, I'll play. Montrose (including [or...

    Sure, I'll play.

    Montrose (including [or especially] Ronnie's solo stuff) > BOC > Aerosmith > Thin Lizzy > AC/DC > Uriah Heep > Deep Purple >Van Halen > Rainbow > Led Zeppelin
  43. Sad, sad, sad. The B5 cast seems to be cursed...

    Sad, sad, sad. The B5 cast seems to be cursed with so many dead already...
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    DO NOT read that book near to any razor blades,...

    DO NOT read that book near to any razor blades, firearms, or easily-swallowed poisons.
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    Not a big fan of either, but I'll take Van Halen...

    Not a big fan of either, but I'll take Van Halen over G'n'R any time.
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    A.O. Scott: Better Living through Criticisim. A...

    A.O. Scott: Better Living through Criticisim. A defense of/apology for and explanation/mystification of criticism. Points out that indeed everybody is a critic, suggesting that "criticism" is merely...
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    Dang. Paint him blue, and he's a Nav'i.

    Dang. Paint him blue, and he's a Nav'i.
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    Phil Collins ruined this thread!

    Phil Collins ruined this thread!
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZShA_a-5r8

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZShA_a-5r8
  50. Are you saying that ELP are metal? Or that they...

    Are you saying that ELP are metal? Or that they shouldn't have had that Giger cover? Or.....?
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    Where do you live, that you can get 8 characters...

    Where do you live, that you can get 8 characters on your plate?



    More like a Bermuda Triangle :p
  52. ^^^ Oooh, good one, though she's nowhere near as...

    ^^^ Oooh, good one, though she's nowhere near as repugnant in the movies as in the book. (A close friend of mine - dead now, alas! - looked almost exactly like the pictures in the [US] books.)
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    So would I! I'm just not getting my hopes up. I'd...

    So would I! I'm just not getting my hopes up. I'd rather be pleasantly surpried.
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    I kind of liked Clue. But Murder by Death is a...

    I kind of liked Clue. But Murder by Death is a stone classic, and of course politically incorrect as all get-out.
    "I smell gas!"
    "I can't help it, dear, I'm very old..."
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    Crreeeeepy video. Good song.

    Crreeeeepy video. Good song.
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    A billion dollars for an eight episode series?...

    A billion dollars for an eight episode series? That's like $125,000,000 per episode.

    And I'm laying 7:2 odds that - at least for Tolkien's serious fans - it will be awful, completely travestying...
  58. "somnolence". Heh. Tangerine Dream is the only...

    "somnolence". Heh. Tangerine Dream is the only band where I've fallen asleep during their concert.
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    Why bother with football? With the Stooges you...

    Why bother with football? With the Stooges you get all the mindless violence you need, plus laughs.
  60. I hear some definite Zappa influence in there,...

    I hear some definite Zappa influence in there, plus Moodies and maybe a bit of ITCotKC
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