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  1. Thread: Birders

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    Identified by sound and binoculars in our...

    Identified by sound and binoculars in our backyard this morning: an Eastern Wood-Pewee. A first for us!
  2. Seems unlikely to be "about" the KS incident to...

    Seems unlikely to be "about" the KS incident to me as well, but this thread did bring me to a LOL-at-myself moment. See, for all these years, I have mis-heard that line as "Okay men...fire over that...
  3. ^^^ Agreed! I picked it up on last month's...

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    Agreed! I picked it up on last month's Bandcamp proceeds-to-the-artist day, and am still absorbing it. Weiss is a monster, and Monder and Taborn are two of my favorite artists. Think I'll put it...
  4. Sorry to read about the recent losses, human and...

    Sorry to read about the recent losses, human and otherwise. This is a trying enough time to try to navigate through, and when the end of (a) life hits close to home, no matter the circumstances, it's...
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    Tough to choose from all the greatness, to be...

    Tough to choose from all the greatness, to be sure, but I would hope that any list of great Bowie songs would include something from his post 2K output. IMO The Next Day and Blackstar contain some of...
  6. That's an impressive list! I'm a latecomer to all...

    That's an impressive list! I'm a latecomer to all things KG, and I don't have anything currently other than Thud (3 disc edition), TSotT, and TM. The only thing I can think of that you don't mention...
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    So glad to see this being featured in WMTSG....

    So glad to see this being featured in WMTSG. Hejira is a desert island side for me, and 'Amelia' is absolutely sublime. The "rise" he points out - the upward changes in key center at the end of the...
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    I know, right? :D Like I said, I haven't been a...

    I know, right? :D Like I said, I haven't been a fan, but type-casting or not, she was nails in this.
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    I would be interested to hear his thoughts on...

    I would be interested to hear his thoughts on working with Kevin Gilbert specifically as a bassist, in terms of time, pocket, and sound, live and in the studio.
  10. Understood, and thanks.

    Understood, and thanks.
  11. I found Chapter and Verse very enjoyable and...

    I found Chapter and Verse very enjoyable and informative. The OP piques my interest, but I'd like to hear if this book brings significant new material to the the table from more people who have read...
  12. I received the used copy of TM in the mail...

    I received the used copy of TM in the mail yesterday, and as I suspected it was simply the original CD issue, with no bonus tracks or other extras. Fine with me, as the price was right (under $6). It...
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    My wife and I just finished watching Little Fires...

    My wife and I just finished watching Little Fires Everywhere on Hulu. AFAIK it's strictly a limited run (8 ep) direct adaptation of the novel, which is very refreshing; take eight hours to tell a...
  14. I'm with bill g: Impression 2 has always been my...

    I'm with bill g: Impression 2 has always been my favorite cut from BSS. This version is a lot of fun and very true to the original. It's not easy rehearsing and learning these parts while in the same...
  15. Thread: Birders

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    Funny - we had our first of those in the yard...

    Funny - we had our first of those in the yard this weekend as well! Cool little guy.
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    Just watched Mascots for the first time, and...

    Just watched Mascots for the first time, and again Willard killed it. I'm not sure, but I think it's his sense of timing that's so remarkable; he would deliver the most throw-away lines of dialogue...
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    Sticky: PY, your posts are always a tonic to me, as you...

    PY, your posts are always a tonic to me, as you write very well and manage to express things in a very non-confrontational manner. I find your "sports" analogy to be spot-on. If I may, I'd like to...
  18. Wow, Squids, I'm gobsmacked by your posts and by...

    Wow, Squids, I'm gobsmacked by your posts and by the fact that I get to be even a virtual, second-hand fly on the wall for proceedings like this. I can only imagine what a thrill it must have been...
  19. Thanks for the background on all that! Prompted...

    Thanks for the background on all that! Prompted by the recent Guy Pratt ‘Last Plane Out’ post, I sought out a used copy of Toy Matinee that will be arriving soon. That plus the forthcoming releases...
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    I first heard the Seconds Out recording, which...

    I first heard the Seconds Out recording, which blew my young mind. The Foxtrot recording came to me after Phil's vocals were seared in my brain, and so it took me awhile to appreciate, but eventually...
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    Hulu has picked up the first two seasons so far,...

    Hulu has picked up the first two seasons so far, and is expected to do the same with S3, but not until December.
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    Sticky: ^^^ In re: truth vs. misinformation, as someone...

    ^^^
    In re: truth vs. misinformation, as someone wiser than I once said: In a dish comprised of food and poison, the poison usually wins.
  23. I've been taking a FaceBreak for the past few...

    I've been taking a FaceBreak for the past few weeks, so thanks for the heads-up! My only copy of TSOTT is the cd from the last release, minus any of the packaging, so I'll be glad to have the book...
  24. Thanks for sharing this. I need to check out more...

    Thanks for sharing this. I need to check out more things he was/is a part of; seems he's right up there with Lee Sklar in terms of being an all-around session pro. Too bad that he has such a subdued...
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    In movie after movie filled with amazingly funny...

    In movie after movie filled with amazingly funny characters played by a variety of comic geniuses, his roles are often the ones I tend to remember. Bon voyage to a very talented guy.
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    Interesting topic. My 2: Listening to music...

    Interesting topic. My 2:

    Listening to music in my collection often reminds me of the time/place in my life that I first encountered it. This can also happen when I hear music "out in the wild",...
  27. Love the show, and I find myself at least once an...

    Love the show, and I find myself at least once an episode Shazam-ing the music being used in a scene. There have been some really excellent choices. Agreed on the No Spoilers sentiment; we watched...
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    Nice interview, Sean, and good to put a face with...

    Nice interview, Sean, and good to put a face with your name. Hearing how psyched MK was about the KC/Zappa Band tour makes me doubly hopeful that they are indeed able to pull it off in 2021!
  29. Yeah, this guy is amazing, has done all the...

    Yeah, this guy is amazing, has done all the homework, and obviously loves the music he covers. In my dreams I could cover the bass and keyboard parts in videos like this, but not even in my best...
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    Thanks so much for asking! I'm fascinated by MK's...

    Thanks so much for asking! I'm fascinated by MK's lyrics; I find them to be an engaging combination of the abstract and concrete, full of "real" characters and striking imagery. Any insight as to his...
  31. A polite request, as I really enjoy and benefit...

    A polite request, as I really enjoy and benefit from this thread: can we please keep the COVID content in the COVID thread?
  32. I looked at that, but already had two DT-related...

    I looked at that, but already had two DT-related things in my cart. Soon. Plus, I'm still buying primarily physical media as opposed to downloads (a dinosaur, I). I made an exception for Mike...
  33. Thread: Birders

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    Yup, thanks for the correction. It's been so long...

    Yup, thanks for the correction. It's been so long since we bought it I forgot what the word looked like! And you're absolutely right - we have several preserves in our area, accessible by both foot...
  34. This is a very generous promotion by Bandcamp,...

    This is a very generous promotion by Bandcamp, and makes me want to purchase more through them going forward. Today's buys:
    Starebaby
    Sun of Goldfinger
    Sonar/Torn Tranceportation V.1
    Gary...
  35. Thread: E-Bow

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    Paul Richards uses the ebow nicely in several...

    Paul Richards uses the ebow nicely in several California Guitar Trio tracks, including 'Relative Illusion' from Whitewater:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0CtdZqjF-o
  36. Thread: Birders

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    When we lived in Illinois (far north suburbs) we...

    When we lived in Illinois (far north suburbs) we had a deck with a nijer seed feeder, and it wouldn't be uncommon to have 8-10 goldfinches feeding there at the same time - they loved it. When we...
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    This could be. I like most of that Rockpalast...

    This could be. I like most of that Rockpalast performance, but this is a little manic for my taste as well. The encore, right? Probably riding the energy of the crowd a bit, and it was kind of in the...
  38. Thread: Birders

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    The bluebird pictures are amazing! As far as...

    The bluebird pictures are amazing! As far as goldfinches go, this is a regular sight in our backyard of late.

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    I really need to get an actual camera (I know, I say that every year).
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    So cool! Truly a magnificent ensemble. And I love...

    So cool! Truly a magnificent ensemble. And I love the guitar stand made with hardware-store C-clamps Pat was using back in those days. :rofl
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    Sticky: I would also like to chime in to thank the mods...

    I would also like to chime in to thank the mods for their efforts in creating this thread and keeping it open and on track, while still honoring the PE guidelines. Not an easy task. I've gleaned many...
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    Nice video, and an excellent performance of one...

    Nice video, and an excellent performance of one of my favorite tunes from UP. Great band.
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    Sticky: Ha! Smaller and smaller; one of my best friends...

    Ha! Smaller and smaller; one of my best friends from grade school through high school lived south of Eisenhower on Garfield. We used to play in what was then the wooded area north of his house and...
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    Sticky: The University of Northern Iowa. With Iowa and...

    The University of Northern Iowa. With Iowa and Iowa State, we comprise the three institutions under the state board of regents, so we (ostensibly) follow the same sets of rules and guidelines. We...
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    Sticky: Here in Iowa, of the total number of people...

    Here in Iowa, of the total number of people tested, approximately 15% have tested positive for the virus. Since the tests are currently being administered almost exclusively to people showing...
  45. Thanks for sharing that - I hadn't seen it...

    Thanks for sharing that - I hadn't seen it before. Damn, but they were a force to be reckoned with on that tour. Even with the marginal sound and video, that moment in Los Endos when they bring back...
  46. These are excellent ideas - thanks!

    These are excellent ideas - thanks!
  47. I hear it, but it's pretty subtle compared to...

    I hear it, but it's pretty subtle compared to many current recordings.

    That said, if the Stones are using autotune, these truly are the end times. ;)
  48. Thanks for that, Duncan, I do have a set of those...

    Thanks for that, Duncan, I do have a set of those and may start using them once I get off of my knees for the pushups ;-)
    BTW, do you have any suggestions for working up to a "real" pull-up? The...
  49. I was going through a round of PT for a neck...

    I was going through a round of PT for a neck issue last month, and my therapist said I needed to incorporate some strength training to complement the exercises she gave me and avoid similar trouble...
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    I don't recall having any direct contact with...

    I don't recall having any direct contact with your husband on PE, but from the response here it's clear his was a positive presence on this site and elsewhere. Very sorry for your loss.
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    I will never ever by choice fast-forward through...

    I will never ever by choice fast-forward through one second of that track. A perfect gem, IMHO. :D

    That said, the line you reference is only one of dozens one could point to as evidence of MR's...
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    Sticky: Thanks for sharing. This does indeed seem like an...

    Thanks for sharing. This does indeed seem like an opportunity for a reset on both a personal and global level. I despair of many taking advantage, however; we as a society (Americans at least) have...
  53. I tried to come up with one for The Simpsons, but...

    I tried to come up with one for The Simpsons, but every time I did I realized they've done it already...:)
  54. The thing that popped for me in this video was...

    The thing that popped for me in this video was the sheer soul and mature sense of phrasing in Plant's voice. The dude was 20 freaking years old.
  55. I love his enthusiasm. These videos are really...

    I love his enthusiasm. These videos are really quite well-done and informative. It's interesting that when he first posted this one it was blocked by YT, but after he posted a slightly rant-ish video...
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    Got all set to watch the season three premiere of...

    Got all set to watch the season three premiere of Killing Eve the other night. It starts, as usual, with a "previously, on..." section. My wife and I looked at each other and said, "do you remember...
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    What a sound he had, and what a wonderful gift...

    What a sound he had, and what a wonderful gift his career has been to music. I'll be spinning Angel Song (Wheeler, Konitz, Frisell & Holland) tonight.
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    Sticky: In my opinion, anyone who thinks this is NOT...

    In my opinion, anyone who thinks this is NOT going to happen, and in many places in the USA, is dreaming. Here we are, several weeks into this, and we (meaning doctors and scientists who are working...
  59. For me it would be most accurate to say that my...

    For me it would be most accurate to say that my appreciation of the music I grew up with in the 70s has evolved. As someone who has been in music performance and music-related careers for most of my...
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    :( Agree that this is the right call, all things...

    :( Agree that this is the right call, all things considered, but damn...this would have been a dream concert for me, and I have to believe the odds against everything lining up for the same bill to...
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