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  1. Great introduction?! Works for me. I just...

    Great introduction?! Works for me. I just ordered!
  2. Thread: MLB 2019

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    Well Barrett, who had some of the worst numbers...

    Well Barrett, who had some of the worst numbers last year, umped the World Series, so maybe there’s not much.

    As to missing balls and strikes, it seems to happen most frequently when the pitcher...
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    DGM has "Neurotica" and "Last Skirmish" from the...

    DGM has "Neurotica" and "Last Skirmish" from the current tour up to download.
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    The Long Goodbye arrived yesterday. I can't...

    The Long Goodbye arrived yesterday. I can't articulate all my thoughts right now, but this album is fantastic. Utterly bizarre but completely listenable. It sounds like Pere Ubu but doesn't kowtow...
  5. Thread: MLB 2019

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    ^You're right. It probably won't happen, but I...

    ^You're right. It probably won't happen, but I still think it's a neat idea, and it's not so left-field that it doesn't fit into current rules (e.g., running on a third strike wild pitch/passed...
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    I quite like the idea. There’s a bit of added...

    I quite like the idea. There’s a bit of added strategy. You can easily imagine a manager telling his sluggers not to run.

    A reliever coming late who tends to be wild? There’s a bit of added...
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    Mexican lagers are my go to beer in the summer. ...

    Mexican lagers are my go to beer in the summer. Several local breweries feature them. And there a few really excellent ones on the national scene.

    21st Amendment’s El Sully is particularly nice....
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    A little bit of press for the new album:...

    A little bit of press for the new album:...
  9. Thread: Stick Men

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    Anyone else get an email from MoonJune about the...

    Anyone else get an email from MoonJune about the new box of the StickMen/David Cross S. American shows?

    Providing a link is proving a little tricky, but if you're on MoonJune's mailing list, you...
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    Elder (heavy pscyh rock) new EP

    https://beholdtheelder.bandcamp.com/album/the-gold-silver-sessions

    I think these guys have been mentioned in a few ongoing threads (stoner thread, perhaps), but I figured they deserve their own...
  11. Thread: MLB 2019

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    “Crews started work this week to extend the...

    “Crews started work this week to extend the protective netting to the foul poles at Guaranteed Rate Field and were expected to complete the project Wednesday, ahead of the Chicago White Sox's next...
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    Well heck yeah! The afore alluded to show in...

    Well heck yeah! The afore alluded to show in Charlotte was awesome.
  13. Thread: Trojan Horse

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    Yeah. I’ll definitely DL Wicker and grab whatever...

    Yeah. I’ll definitely DL Wicker and grab whatever else these musicians put out. I listened today to the last album for the first time in a while. It’s quite good.
  14. Thread: Trojan Horse

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    Seems that the band isn't necessarily calling it...

    Seems that the band isn't necessarily calling it a day, but they are changing. The band posted this on their FB page yesterday:


    Hiya,
    Settle in, we come bearing news...
    Firstly, lets get the...
  15. Pretty exciting!

    Pretty exciting!
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    Live album coming in August: ...

    Live album coming in August:

    https://jammerzine.com/first-listen-tci-wonderland-live/?fbclid=IwAR1NPWen25i6TRYP1ozywT1ofYn9qWlJjGlmatF9FEJ3LvYoB9VVRUT7xYI
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    I'll be taking a trip out to Denver this week. ...

    I'll be taking a trip out to Denver this week. Any brewery recommendations?

    We're staying in the Cherry Creek neighborhood. Looks like nothing particularly close (walkable), but there are a...
  18. Thread: Magma Zess

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    I don’t really have words for this album...

    I don’t really have words for this album (admittedly, I’m not much of a worder regardless).

    But there is something supremely powerful about this album. Hypnotic and trancelike, engaging and...
  19. Thread: MLB 2019

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    Brendan McKay’s debut? It was ... 13182

    Brendan McKay’s debut? It was ...

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  20. Thread: MLB 2019

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    Boy. You can say that again. This game is going...

    Boy. You can say that again. This game is going to take six hours.
  21. Thread: MLB 2019

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    Nice article about the history of baseball in...

    Nice article about the history of baseball in England:

    https://www.mlb.com/cut4/baseball-in-england-has-a-fascinating-history
  22. Thread: MLB 2019

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    If there's a team out there that will figure out...

    If there's a team out there that will figure out a way to make it work, it's the Rays. They sort of have to. It should be fun to watch how it plays out.

    With the way Ohtani is hitting this...
  23. Thread: MLB 2019

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    I suppose piecing together what is actually going...

    I suppose piecing together what is actually going on means examining many factors. Attributing the power surge to just the balls or just analytics will probably involve some post hoc-y (if you will)...
  24. Thread: MLB 2019

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    I’m sure you guys saw this, but just in case:...

    I’m sure you guys saw this, but just in case:
    https://blogs.fangraphs.com/weve-reached-the-point-of-too-many-homers/

    Too many HRs? The ball has been proven to be more aerodynamic. There is less...
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    https://thedisplayteam.bandcamp.com/track/epitaph?...

    https://thedisplayteam.bandcamp.com/track/epitaph?fbclid=IwAR3RznpAdRem2B7D7QPELY5heY-S2F-T_ejUoedap3oQcuvB9fH2qc9ZSxY

    These guys popped up on the Cardiacs FB page today. Sounds like things we...
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    Good news!

    Good news!
  27. Thread: MLB 2019

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    Nah. I don’t ever really think about them....

    Nah. I don’t ever really think about them. Baseball is, for me, a regional sport. Down here in Charlotte, far from I-95, the Yankees don’t factor much into my fandom.

    I do absolutely think...
  28. Thread: MLB 2019

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    Everyone loves an underdog story. I’m sure all...

    Everyone loves an underdog story. I’m sure all of baseball is rooting for the Yankees. Hopefully this’ll finally be their year.
  29. Live album? This is most excellent news.

    Live album? This is most excellent news.
  30. Thread: MLB 2019

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    For half the season. I’d guess the Montreal games...

    For half the season. I’d guess the Montreal games would still be locally broadcast in Florida.
  31. Thread: MLB 2019

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    Thanks, Marlins! Also: Go Braves! May your...

    Thanks, Marlins!


    Also: Go Braves! May your balls be forever juiced. (Hmmm. That doesn’t sound as good as I thought it would. But the Braves are hitting all the home runs, so I guess I’m...
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    Very interested. Not sure what else to say at the...

    Very interested. Not sure what else to say at the moment.
  33. Thread: MLB 2019

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    Good night. That’s just silly. I went to a...

    Good night. That’s just silly.

    I went to a Durham Bulls game on Friday (Stanton and Judge were both rehabbing for the Yanks farm club), and the ball was flying out of the park. Same for the...
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    I wonder if Levin is playing keyboard parts or...

    I wonder if Levin is playing keyboard parts or synth bass parts (as he did in the '80s).

    We shall indeed see; I've got tix for the Atlanta gig in September!
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    The set list from the friends and family show has...

    The set list from the friends and family show has been posted.

    I know some of you don’t like spoilers, so I’ll refrain. But a few new additions to the show look promising.
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    ^I wish The Void sounded better. Very brittle...

    ^I wish The Void sounded better. Very brittle guitar sound.

    “Note” is a great tune. Probably my favorite B’Fish song.
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    Sing to God unfortunately suffers from this. Guns...

    Sing to God unfortunately suffers from this. Guns sounds near perfect to my ears.

    I’ve got some new listening to do. Rude Bootleg, the Sprately Japs album and OceanLandWorld showed up at my door...
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    I did an all day shuffle the other day at work....

    I did an all day shuffle the other day at work. It was a good decision.

    The B’Fish (clearly the superior cool guyz abbreviation, Frank; you better get on the bus) is indeed mighty.
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    I think everyone here in Charlotte is very happy...

    I think everyone here in Charlotte is very happy with this signing. Panthers are moving to a 3-4 hybrid look (I guess this means ends/OLBs moving freely between having a hand down or not), and McCoy...
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    It’s quite good. The songs on Rejoice! I’m Dead...

    It’s quite good. The songs on Rejoice! I’m Dead grabbed me a little more immediately, but that’s hardly a slight on this album. I’d love to hear these tunes live.
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    Is Caravan of Dreams only receiving a vinyl...

    Is Caravan of Dreams only receiving a vinyl reissue? And, if so, boo.
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    Oh man. That’s a bummer. Sorry you feel that way....

    Oh man. That’s a bummer. Sorry you feel that way. I just wanted to see some pics of Maudie James and ponder whether or not Lawson was able to get with ladies when he was a young man.

    Now ... well...
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    Do you think Dave Lawson ...

    ... ever got a picture with Maudie James’ address on it?

    I sure hope he did.
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    Will have to pick this up.

    Will have to pick this up.
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    I’ve got three big sets: the ten-disc...

    I’ve got three big sets: the ten-disc “Djangology” box; Renown and Resistance; and the Vogue complete edition. The latter is the best of the three; the first is the most complete. According to my...
  46. Thread: MLB 2019

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    Let the voting begin! 13099 (Yeah. I...

    Let the voting begin!

    13099

    (Yeah. I definitely went homer vote with Acuna. Maybe Freeman, too.)
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    RIP Roky Erickson

    Legendary Texas musician Roky Erickson, who helped invent psychedelic rock in the 1960s with his band the 13th Floor Elevators, died Friday. Cause of death was not immediately known. Erickson was 71....
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    Anyone picking this one up:...

    Anyone picking this one up:...
  49. Thread: MLB 2019

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    It’s the Mets. It’s a HOF 2B signed to a stupid...

    It’s the Mets. It’s a HOF 2B signed to a stupid contract. It’s a shitshow. Repeat ad infinitum.
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    Looks like I will be seeing Washington next year...

    Looks like I will be seeing Washington next year in Mexico.

    https://wilcoskybluesky.com/

    Should be a good time.
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    Definitely in for this.

    Definitely in for this.
  52. Thread: MLB 2019

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    Luke Jackson attempted to close last night. It...

    Luke Jackson attempted to close last night. It did not go well. It doesn’t look like they’re ready to let Newcomb go back to back.

    Fried, Soroka and Folty could make a very good 1-3 (in...
  53. Thread: MLB 2019

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    He’s definitely looked impressive (not hard with...

    He’s definitely looked impressive (not hard with a 1.0 something ERA), but he’s also looked extremely confident and seasoned. He’s had shoulder problems, and any pitcher can get hot (Sean Newcomb of...
  54. Thread: MLB 2019

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    Anyone else paying attention to what Mike Soroka...

    Anyone else paying attention to what Mike Soroka is doing in Atlanta?
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    Definitely in for this.

    Definitely in for this.
  56. Put my order in today through Wayside. Definitely...

    Put my order in today through Wayside. Definitely looking forward to this one.
  57. Very big fan of the the last two Gong albums, and...

    Very big fan of the the last two Gong albums, and I happily purchased the new album from Wayside today. Hooray!
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    Just cracked a Darwin’s Forehead from Fonta...

    Just cracked a Darwin’s Forehead from Fonta Flora. It’s a salted brown porter, and, yep, it’s delicious.

    “Mashed with southern select two row barley from our good friends at Riverbend Malt House...
  59. Oh. I think I’d be in for this. Will Wayside be...

    Oh. I think I’d be in for this. Will Wayside be carrying it?
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    Fuck those guys.

    Fuck those guys.
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