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    Just bought a download of the latest one from...

    Just bought a download of the latest one from Nodens Ictus (Ozrix offshoot) from BandCamp. Great album only marred by a Hillage-like guitar solo by Ed that really doesn't fit the vibe of the rest of...
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    with guys who were deemed to be: a) washed up...

    with guys who were deemed to be:
    a) washed up
    b) too expensive
    c) not progressing fast enough
    d) not fitting in

    You obviously have to give George McFee a ton of credit, but I can't praise...
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    Hellebuyck stole one last night in Nashville.

    Hellebuyck stole one last night in Nashville.
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    That was a very entertaining game for a pretty...

    That was a very entertaining game for a pretty dispassionate observer - I don't much like either team. Leafs played very well for two periods, but their defensive shortcomings eventually caught up...
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    Kudos to Couturier. Gotta love his desire.

    Kudos to Couturier. Gotta love his desire.
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    I'm rooting for the Jets. Great blend of speed,...

    I'm rooting for the Jets. Great blend of speed, scoring, size and saves.
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    http://www.soleilzeuhl.com/en/

    http://www.soleilzeuhl.com/en/
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    Another Canadian that got screwed by USPS. My...

    Another Canadian that got screwed by USPS. My purchases from US-based vendors has plummeted the past few years. I am in the process of buying a network media streamer for my stereo rig. When that...
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    I caught them in Scottsdale, AZ. We sat at the...

    I caught them in Scottsdale, AZ. We sat at the side of the stage and our view of Carl's playing was fantastic, but the sound wasn't that great. As mentioned above, a vocalist would have been a big...
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    One of Kind was in my Top 5 for many, many years....

    One of Kind was in my Top 5 for many, many years. I always brought it along when demoing stereo equipment. It still holds up magnificently but probably has fallen out of the Top 5 as my tastes have...
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    I bought a Rega Planar 3 back in 1980 (or was it...

    I bought a Rega Planar 3 back in 1980 (or was it 81)? I still have it and after a major tune up and upgrade to the tone arm and cartridge, I am still happy with it. (I have no interest in upgrading,...
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    +1 for the new Gogo Penguin. I'm loving it. ...

    +1 for the new Gogo Penguin. I'm loving it. Loved their previous one as well.
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    I was at the CTC today to see the last game EK...

    I was at the CTC today to see the last game EK maybe plays in a Sens uniform. What a sad, pathetic organization this has become. Trading Brassard for a 19 year old Swedish goalie and what will...
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    1. Leafs (more Toronto fans in the stands than...

    1. Leafs (more Toronto fans in the stands than Sens fans when the Leafs visit - probably 66% - 33%). This dates back to the 4 years in a row when they met in the playoffs and the Leafs won all four...
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    ^^^Same thing with Lehner (Sabres) against his...

    ^^^Same thing with Lehner (Sabres) against his former team, the Sens. His record is 5-0-3 - no regulation losses.
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    /Oilers/s/Senators/

    /Oilers/s/Senators/
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    I'm with you, Lino. The Leafs sort of made that...

    I'm with you, Lino. The Leafs sort of made that move before the season started when they picked up Marleau. Not sure he's been that great throughout the season, but he sure started off well. The...
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    Sens have traded Dion Phaneuf and Nate Thompson...

    Sens have traded Dion Phaneuf and Nate Thompson to LA Kings for Marion Gaborik and Nick Shore. So the gist of the trade with Toronto two years ago was to dump some bad contracts and washed up guys...
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    I have two of the three you mention. I shall...

    I have two of the three you mention. I shall give them a listen presently.
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    I think that's pretty much the case, Mark. Dark...

    I think that's pretty much the case, Mark. Dark Side is universally held up as a great sounding album. Lot's of other things that Alan Parson's did are praised as well. Same for Ken Scott. One of...
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    What defines a well recorded album?

    I've been listening to a lot of older CDs recently as I upgraded my home office stereo (CD player and speakers). It got me to thinking about what makes some CDs better sounding than others. For me,...
  22. Thread: Discogs

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    Business has been very brisk for me of late. It...

    Business has been very brisk for me of late. It started picking up in December and has continued well into February. Unfortunately, I had my first lost shipment - and it was within Canada to boot. ...
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    Rumour has it that the LA Kings are interested in...

    Rumour has it that the LA Kings are interested in Dion Phaneuf. I think it would be a great move to let him go (although I suspect the Sens would be on the hook for some of his salary). In this...
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    Because Ottawa are better tankers!

    Because Ottawa are better tankers!
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    I'd put Erik Karlsson in the same boat as Price. ...

    I'd put Erik Karlsson in the same boat as Price. After watching the Sens lose again last night, I'm convinced EK isn't the same player he was before he had reconstructive surgery on his ankle last...
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    If Ottawa keeps losing, Craig Anderson may become...

    If Ottawa keeps losing, Craig Anderson may become available. I don't see mass changes happening immediately, but if the losing continues into the new year, some of the veterans will get moved. It...
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    Moulson's cap hit is $5M. That's why no one...

    Moulson's cap hit is $5M. That's why no one wants him.
  28. Jed, you could always move to the desert.

    Jed, you could always move to the desert.
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    I have stored my music collection in an Oracle...

    I have stored my music collection in an Oracle database for the past 25 years or so as I was a database administrator/designer in my working days.

    Here's what I still listen to from 2007:
    ...
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    Ottawa's season is going down the drain. They've...

    Ottawa's season is going down the drain. They've lost 7 in a row gaining a single point in that span and they have another 6 games on the road before they get home. The Duchene trade has not paid...
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    Wow, is it that bad Yves? Everybody has a dip or...

    Wow, is it that bad Yves? Everybody has a dip or two in their career, so I can't believe Price is never going to get back to the level he's been at the past few years (except against Ottawa, heh...
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    I've always liked this one. As mentioned above,...

    I've always liked this one. As mentioned above, a breezy Camel-like ambience. For sure it should be filed under 'easy listening', but then, sometimes it's nice not to have to work too hard when I...
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    The rumours have about this trade have been...

    The rumours have about this trade have been swirling around town fora while. I heard about the three-way deal several days ago, but apparently, the Sens have been ready to part ways with Turris...
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    No question he's not 100% but last night was an...

    No question he's not 100% but last night was an aberration. His overall play has been good and until last night, his defensive play has been very solid,

    Anderson's puck handling didn't help but...
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    Yikes, the Habs made the Sens look like shit last...

    Yikes, the Habs made the Sens look like shit last night. It was the same way in their last pre-season game. Could be the year that the Habs roll over the Sens all season long.

    Karlsson was -6...
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    There's no question that sitting down at ice...

    There's no question that sitting down at ice level gives a much different perspective to the game and as noted above, the sight-lines are impaired. When we sat beside the penalty box, and had to...
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    No question. We used to get seats in the upper...

    No question. We used to get seats in the upper bowl then we were given a pair two rows up from ice level - just beside the penalty box. My wife said "don't even think of getting seats up there...
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    Sens give away a point in the last 2 minutes last...

    Sens give away a point in the last 2 minutes last night to the Kings on a fumble by the backup goalie Condon.

    This Kempe kid on LA is really good.
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    Can't say I'm a fan of the glowing puck (too...

    Can't say I'm a fan of the glowing puck (too obtrusive), but the ball flight technology they use on PGA golf broadcasts is really good.
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    It was a costly victory in that Bobby Ryan...

    It was a costly victory in that Bobby Ryan continues to block shots with his hands and once again has broken a finger. He's out for a month and there is nobody to replace him down on the farm.
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    Check with Lino for the exact parade route.

    Check with Lino for the exact parade route.
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    Erik Karlsson returns tonight after missing the...

    Erik Karlsson returns tonight after missing the first 5. Ottawa swept the Western Canada road trip for the first time in their 25 year history. So far, so good after a brutal preseason.
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    Well, they was getting whopped.

    Well, they was getting whopped.
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    Wishing you better success than the two previous...

    Wishing you better success than the two previous losses to the mighty Sens! (LOL)
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    Here's what's on hand at Chez Rotter's these...

    Here's what's on hand at Chez Rotter's these days:

    Balvenie Doublewood 12 yr
    Glenfiddick 15 yr
    Glenfiddick "The Original" (no idea what this is, as it was gift. Came in a metal box a la ...)...
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    +Terry Riley's In C

    +Terry Riley's In C
  47. Thread: Discogs

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    No, you only get charged when you sell something....

    No, you only get charged when you sell something. It's free to list your stuff for sale.

    BTW, my sales have picked up over the past couple of months after a bit of a lull.
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    Interesting that the Leafs would shell out...

    Interesting that the Leafs would shell out $6.25M/year for three years to 38 year old Patrick Marleau. His numbers were pretty good last season, but I thought they were going to be rigorous in...
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    Not sure how Montreal managed it, but they aced...

    Not sure how Montreal managed it, but they aced the expansion draft.

    Sorry to see the Sens lose Marc Methot. Rumour has it that he will be traded by Vegas. Montreal and Toronto have been...
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    I like the Drouin trade too. I think he has a...

    I like the Drouin trade too. I think he has a ton of potential and I've said it here before that the one piece the Habs have been missing is a goal scorer. The Habs haven't had a lot of luck with...
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    Tish tish. Time to put on your General Manager's...

    Tish tish. Time to put on your General Manager's hat and figure out who you want to protect and who you are willing to give up to Vegas. Then there's the draft to stock the cupboard. Then there's...
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    There was an article in the paper on the weekend...

    There was an article in the paper on the weekend in which the writer compared the Finals to two boxers in the last few rounds of a bout just hanging on and trying to not get knocked out. I think...
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    Well, in my case, I am watching as much hockey as...

    Well, in my case, I am watching as much hockey as I can as we recently fixed up our basement and I put in a Home Theatre featuring a 65" 4K TV. This replaces a 14 year old 50" TV with a bulb, so to...
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    Nice comeback by the Preds to even the series. ...

    Nice comeback by the Preds to even the series. They looked outmatched in Pittsburgh and pretty strong at home. As long as they can keep Malkin and Kessell off the scoresheet, I like their chances.
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    Pens looked really strong last night. Amazing...

    Pens looked really strong last night. Amazing overall team speed and obviously two of the most skilled guys on the planet. Just think about how much better they would be if they had their #1...
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    I also have all three. I love their organic...

    I also have all three. I love their organic approach and the natural sounding timbres. Really clean, unprocessed instrumentation and recordings. I also prefer their first the best.
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    There's no shame in last night's loss. The Sens...

    There's no shame in last night's loss. The Sens played their system to a tee and showed that amazing resilience in coming back twice to tie it up. Only a couple of complaints from last night - why...
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    Good question. Not sure why PK would want to rub...

    Good question. Not sure why PK would want to rub the Habs' nose in it, as he has kept his ties to the Childrens' Hopital. Parading may not be the accurate term, but I could see PK bringing it there...
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    Can't say it was a very exciting game, although...

    Can't say it was a very exciting game, although both Sens goals were beauties. Malkin was dangerous all night. Anderson was outstanding, but somehow he was only the third game-star.

    Pens have...
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    Whoa. Sure is quiet here these days. I watched a...

    Whoa. Sure is quiet here these days. I watched a lot of the Preds/Ducks series and the Preds were full value for the win. Not at all sorry to see the Ducks go down, but it's tough to win with your...
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