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    ^^ A 12" 45RPM single also allows an extended...

    ^^ A 12" 45RPM single also allows an extended version which simply won't fit on a 7" disc. There was a point in history in which record companies sold singles. Rather than having to buy an entire...
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    A few years ago Ben Stiller did a movie in which...

    A few years ago Ben Stiller did a movie in which Jerry played his father. Such acting range!



    Many NYC set sitcoms used the same building exterior shots as Mad About You and Friends. It may...
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    Kevin James has an uncommon genius of being funny...

    Kevin James has an uncommon genius of being funny while keeping it completely clean.
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    I believe people hate the Warriors for the same...

    I believe people hate the Warriors for the same reason they hate the Yankees. They just win too damn much. When a baseball game gets to be a lopsided 27 to 1, the sportsmanlike thing to do is...
  5. On a more serious note, it never bothered me when...

    On a more serious note, it never bothered me when I turned 40.............17 years ago. As they say, life begins at 40.
  6. 40?!? Young whippersnapper!

    40?!? Young whippersnapper!
  7. I skipped Octane altogether. It too closely...

    I skipped Octane altogether. It too closely resembled prog metal for my tastes.
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    Revisiting the SB Don't Try This At Home DVD. ...

    Revisiting the SB Don't Try This At Home DVD. This time around I listened to it ripped from the DVD, not the DVD directly. Much to my surprise, the mix suddenly became stereo. It had long bothered...
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    The problem is compounded by the fact prog is a...

    The problem is compounded by the fact prog is a niche genre. When I bought FK Unfold the Future on vinyl several years ago, which came with 2 CDs, I thought I could sell the CD copy I bought years...
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    ^^ Living in the desert where static is more...

    ^^ Living in the desert where static is more problematic, my experience carries that much more weight.
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    Once upon a time, the 1 seed Suns swept the 8...

    Once upon a time, the 1 seed Suns swept the 8 seed Warriors in the first round. Back when the first round was only a 5 game series. My how things change.
  12. I find the last 3 or 4 SB albums at least as good...

    I find the last 3 or 4 SB albums at least as good as the Neal era albums. At a time when Neal's output is becoming a little stale, SB deviating from that is actually quite refreshing.
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    Crackle in particular is largely dependent on how...

    Crackle in particular is largely dependent on how well the turntable dissipates static. I would go out on a limb and predict those plagued by crackle, on a variety of different records are using a...
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    It's true most people can't. In the same way,...

    You can definitely hear crackles and pops on vinyl so you're getting yer money's worth there at least for that stuff.[/QUOTE]

    It's true most people can't. In the same way, and for the same reason...
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    Yes there's already loss recording separate...

    Yes there's already loss recording separate instrument tracks in 16/44.1. But squeezing all combined instrument tracks into the same 16/44.1 pipe won't result in any further loss? Really? If 16...
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    20bit 96KHZ recorders existed in the early 80s. ...

    20bit 96KHZ recorders existed in the early 80s. They were so massively expensive, they were out of reach for most. One notable artist who owned one was Kitaro. His 80s vinyl records sounded...
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    In the Hi-Res version of Back in the World of...

    In the Hi-Res version of Back in the World of Adventures, I heard chromatic percussion I never noticed before on the CD. It's more subtle, thus more prone to get lost in the 16 bit clutter.
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    I have an Ortofon 2M Blue which sounds amazing. ...

    I have an Ortofon 2M Blue which sounds amazing. The Black would sound that much better.



    Check the Cartridge alignment. In my experience a misaligned cartridge not only distorts the sound, it...
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    It would make more sense in a luxury car...

    It would make more sense in a luxury car insulated from external and road noise. I once drove a 2000 Chevy Venture van with fiberglass insulation in every body panel. The interior sound was much...
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    Martin Orford went viral before quitting the biz....

    Martin Orford went viral before quitting the biz. He used an Access Virus synthesizer.
  21. Glass Hammer recorded 2 tracks of the Shadowlands...

    Glass Hammer recorded 2 tracks of the Shadowlands album using a North Carolina church's organ. Just across the Tennessee/North Carolina border from where they live.
  22. I had my fill of cruising in my Navy days. I...

    I had my fill of cruising in my Navy days. I won't lose any sleep if I never see another ship for as long as I live.
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    Alice was really big here in Phoenix because the...

    Alice was really big here in Phoenix because the show was set here. Most shows did really well in the cities in which they were set. Despite the vast majority of them being filmed or taped in Los...
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    The primary cause of foam degradation is the...

    The primary cause of foam degradation is the car's interior getting hot from sitting in the sun. That's more of an issue here in the desert, but the problem isn't unique to here. If your...
  25. Late night hosts Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert...

    Late night hosts Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert were fully vaxed, but got the Covid. Came back after the mandatory isolation period, then were out again a couple of weeks later with a breakthrough...
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    Imagine if Frank had lived to see CD-R swapping,...

    Imagine if Frank had lived to see CD-R swapping, illegal downloading, and today's streaming services paying artists next to nothing.
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    There are few venomous lizards. One is the Gila...

    There are few venomous lizards. One is the Gila ("hee-luh") Monster, native to here in the Sonoran Desert. Many people have been arrested for capturing Gila Monsters, and keeping or selling them as...
  28. It was in one of many docs about the band. I...

    It was in one of many docs about the band. I believe it was Sum of the Parts, but could be wrong about that.
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    On the album which made them famous, Summer...

    On the album which made them famous, Summer Breeze, the opening track Hummingbird is a masterpiece. Here in the Phoenix area, every fall is the Arizona State Fair. Through most or all of its...
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    On it is the best version of Difficult to Cure,...

    On it is the best version of Difficult to Cure, with full string orchestra. Watching the VHS tape, it's clear Blackmood re-recorded some guitar parts for the album. Parts he messed up when playing...
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    I have a hard time listening to her music since...

    I have a hard time listening to her music since she dumped me, and wrote a song about me.
  32. Anytime Steve can walk on stage under his own...

    Anytime Steve can walk on stage under his own power at his age, it's a surprise.
  33. Not too long ago, Tony said his favorite albums...

    Not too long ago, Tony said his favorite albums were Trespass through Duke. According to my count, 5 of those were with Peter, 4 were with Phil.
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    Deep Purple Live in London for the first time in...

    Deep Purple Live in London for the first time in many years. Something new I picked up on: not only does Jon introduce himself as "Rick Emerson," Ritchie starts playing Smoke on the Water in E. No...
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    ^^ Toto also featured a sword on most album...

    ^^ Toto also featured a sword on most album covers.
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    Vangelis may have simply taken personal pride in...

    Vangelis may have simply taken personal pride in knowing his music was being performed by one of the biggest bands at the time.
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    The toilet was stolen from the police station...

    The toilet was stolen from the police station men's room. Police have nothing to go on.
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    When Johnny was interviewed by Guitar Player...

    When Johnny was interviewed by Guitar Player magazine back in the day, it was one of the most entertaining articles I've read in the mag.
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    That mouse on Triumvirat album covers.

    That mouse on Triumvirat album covers.
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    At work in the studio: Yes Tales. Alan's first...

    At work in the studio:
    Yes Tales. Alan's first album

    On the train:
    Drama
    Union

    Last night at home:
    Alan White Ramshackled
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    As I previously mentioned, Shaq finishing his...

    As I previously mentioned, Shaq finishing his career with the Suns turned out to be a joke. Then head coach Mike D'Antoni's "run and gun" style of play was completely anathema to Shaq's stand under...
  42. I feel ya Greg. Kidney dialyses is a hell of a...

    I feel ya Greg. Kidney dialyses is a hell of a way to live. It requires a highly restricted diet. No salt, which rules out pretty much everything on grocery store shelves. And potassium is an...
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    The old Yamaha DX7's oscillators produced pure...

    The old Yamaha DX7's oscillators produced pure sine waves. When these 6 sine waves modulated each other, the resulting waveform was highly complex indeed. The individual instrument tracks, even...
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    It strikes me all space aliens are Japanese in...

    It strikes me all space aliens are Japanese in Godzilla movies, and they all speak with an English accent in Dr Who.
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    I'm speaking of taking the individual lead guitar...

    I'm speaking of taking the individual lead guitar track, individual hammond organ track, individual lead vocal track, et cetera, et cetera and mixing them all to a larger canvas. Like a dozen...
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    For those who don't have even $376 to drop on an...

    For those who don't have even $376 to drop on an ultrasonic, which is out stock BTW, I found the ultimate manual wet cleaning solution. TV and computer monitor screen cleaner. It works exceedingly...
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    ^^ I used the Izotope RX9 Music Rebalance module...

    ^^ I used the Izotope RX9 Music Rebalance module to make the mix sound much better. Ditto with Dixie Dregs live in Connecticut, and ELP live at Montreux.
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    Mixing and mastering 16 bit multitracks to Hi-Res...

    Mixing and mastering 16 bit multitracks to Hi-Res and/or vinyl can still be beneficial. The Hi-Res/vinyl would provide a larger canvas for all those 16 bit elements to come together. Think of it as...
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    It's not looking good for the Mavs. No team has...

    It's not looking good for the Mavs. No team has ever come back from a 4 game deficit to win a best of 7 series.
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    The Yes Live at Montreux 2003 Blu-Ray. In honor...

    The Yes Live at Montreux 2003 Blu-Ray. In honor of Alan.
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    ^^ Or the Knights who say "knee"

    ^^ Or the Knights who say "knee"
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    A camel is also associated with a particular...

    A camel is also associated with a particular brand of cigarettes.......which I smoked before I was finally able to quit.
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    ^^ There may be unresolved legal ambiguities...

    ^^ There may be unresolved legal ambiguities involved with distributing the album posthumously.
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    Harper Lee herself did not want the book...

    Harper Lee herself did not want the book published.
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    NCIS Los Angels and Hawaii both ended with a...

    NCIS Los Angels and Hawaii both ended with a celebratory get-together. No cliff-hangers. Which leads me to believe the plug is being pulled on both shows. The original NCIS, which has been on the...
  56. Conan O'Brien is 100% Irish.............which...

    Conan O'Brien is 100% Irish.............which means there was some inbreeding among his ancestors. The biggest problem with DNA genealogy is everyone has 2 parents, 4 grandparents, 8...
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    Things definitely changed when David bought a...

    Things definitely changed when David bought a blow dryer. The change in sound was no doubt largely due to Jon rejoining Purple.
  58. ^^ I'm currently older than my paternal...

    ^^ I'm currently older than my paternal grandmother when she died of cancer.
  59. I went to high school with Billy Sheehan. Not...

    I went to high school with Billy Sheehan. Not the famous bass player...............a different Billy Sheehan.
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    It was one of the few remaining electronic...

    It was one of the few remaining electronic manufacturing companies in the US at the time. Most there were the long haired, metal head type. I myself was the on-staff technician, being recently...
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