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    Yup, they played in Houston Texas the night...

    Yup, they played in Houston Texas the night before, caught a late night flight out to Atlanta, spent the wee hours in the Atlanta airport, then a morning flight to RDU. Came straight from RDU to...
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    Yup, W.A. was a case of perfect timing and all...

    Yup, W.A. was a case of perfect timing and all the stars happening to line up for it to happen. They were on tour and the date happened to fit. The fact that Andy Powell's son happened to be going...
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    I have to admit that is one Marty Balin song that...

    I have to admit that is one Marty Balin song that I do like.
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    Although I like this era, my favorite Jefferson...

    Although I like this era, my favorite Jefferson Starship album is still “Freedom At Point Zero” which was the first Mickey Thomas album. I still think that one is a hard rock masterpiece and much...
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    This has actually been a very unusually cool...

    This has actually been a very unusually cool summer so far. Today the high is only in the 60's with rain and I think we have only hit 80 once which is really weird. I certainly hope it warms up...
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    I don't play guitar, but Heritage guitars are...

    I don't play guitar, but Heritage guitars are still made by hand right here in Kalamazoo Michigan in the old original Gibson factory, by a bunch of old timers who used to work for Gibson back in the...
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    Pre-sale for Grand Rapids is "Groove", but not...

    Pre-sale for Grand Rapids is "Groove", but not sure if it is the same for New Buffalo. I scored 4th row center for Grand Rapids this morning. New Buffalo is only about an hour from me too, but I am...
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    Grand Rapids Michigan date just announced (45...

    Grand Rapids Michigan date just announced (45 minutes from me). I will probably be there.
  9. I really liked their last one. Looking forward...

    I really liked their last one. Looking forward to this.
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    It has been a while since I read Luke's book, but...

    It has been a while since I read Luke's book, but if I remember right he talks about Kimbal's vocal problems and how he has been struggling for years for various reasons.
  11. Wow, that is too bad. The Grand Rapids venue has...

    Wow, that is too bad. The Grand Rapids venue has always been a decent place to see a show.
  12. Not sure if I have seen it mentioned but...

    Not sure if I have seen it mentioned but Bumblefoot was also a member of Guns & Roses for quite a while. He plays much of the guitar on the "Chinese Democracy" album and toured with them for several...
  13. Saw Thank You Scientist / Bent Knee / Entransient Thursday Night In Grand Rapids MI

    A few quick thoughts on this outstanding little triple bill prog show that I saw Thursday night at The Pyramid Scheme Club in Grand Rapids MI.

    First up were Entransient from right here in...
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    I ordered it and have it on my Kindle, but have...

    I ordered it and have it on my Kindle, but have not started it yet. I read Bebe Buell's book a few years ago, so interested to hear his side of the story.
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    WTF....Bennington never played like this when he...

    WTF....Bennington never played like this when he was here in the EHCL in Kalamazoo! The guy has come a looooong way over the years!
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    It has been a long time since I read it, but i...

    It has been a long time since I read it, but i remember it being really good.
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    Great book, you will dig it.

    Great book, you will dig it.
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    I was thinking the same thing. I mean....I love...

    I was thinking the same thing. I mean....I love The Guess Who, but BTO was it's own entity and great at what they did in their own way. Meat and Potatoes fucking rock n roll! Sometimes I just need...
  19. True, Kim is the big mystery since she does not...

    True, Kim is the big mystery since she does not appear at all in BB. I could be wrong on this, but I don't think Nacho ever appeared in Breaking Bad either.
  20. It is too bad that they go so long between...

    It is too bad that they go so long between seasons as it does kind of kill the momentum. There is a Jesse movie in the works which may or may not include future Saul. Everything is being kept...
  21. I will echo what others have said. Another...

    I will echo what others have said. Another outstanding series with great acting and writing. It has been bringing in more and more Breaking Bad characters too which has been interesting since we...
  22. Thread: CD Rot

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    I have somewhere between 2 and 3 thousand CD's. ...

    I have somewhere between 2 and 3 thousand CD's. I do have a very few where a track will not play right anymore. Not sure if it is deterioration or if the disc has gotten damaged. I just noticed it...
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    I have no shame with being a BTO fan. “Not...

    I have no shame with being a BTO fan. “Not Fragile” was one of the first albums I ever bought when I was a teenager and I still think it is a great meat and potatoes rock n roll album. The song...
  24. I had the same problem. It was Marillion's first...

    I had the same problem. It was Marillion's first U.S. tour in years and I did not want to miss it. It was also the same weekend as the final NEARfest and I had been to every one of them. I ended...
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    I am currently reading "Anything For A Hit An A &...

    I am currently reading "Anything For A Hit An A & R Woman's Story Of Surviving The Music Industry" by Dorthy Carvello. So far it is a very interesting book about her years working at Atlantic...
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    I need to get this. I am a casual Todd fan, but...

    I need to get this. I am a casual Todd fan, but he has had a very interesting career, so I bet it is good.
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    After being curious about it for a long time I...

    After being curious about it for a long time I started watching "Peaky Blinders" today, based on comments here. Just made it through the first episode, but so far I like it.
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    We have it DVR'd and will probably watch it this...

    We have it DVR'd and will probably watch it this weekend. Deadwood was a great show for sure.
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    I feel about the same. I like the first album,...

    I feel about the same. I like the first album, but think "The Sane Day" was a big leap forward for them.
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    Biggest change for me is I hardly ever read...

    Biggest change for me is I hardly ever read fiction anymore. Not sure why, as I still read all the time, but hardly ever read fiction these days.
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    Having seen Elton live 4 times, the guy really is...

    Having seen Elton live 4 times, the guy really is a great piano player. The last time I saw him a few years ago was at our local small hockey arena. The only seats we could get were behind the...
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    Although Muse do have a few of those type of...

    Although Muse do have a few of those type of songs, to my ears they blow Imagine Dragons out of the water. In fact I think Muse have done some a few very good albums.
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    Actually......that is a great description!

    Actually......that is a great description!
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    "Bulbous" is actually one of my favorites from...

    "Bulbous" is actually one of my favorites from them, although it gets mixed reviews from many fans. "Manic Moonlight" I don't like as much, but it has it's moments.
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    I had the opposite reaction. I really liked the...

    I had the opposite reaction. I really liked the film up until the ending which required too much suspension of disbelief for me. Still, the film kept me totally into it up to that point and it is...
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    I would agree that some of his 80's era stuff is...

    I would agree that some of his 80's era stuff is good too, but it was more hit and miss by that point.
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    Stewart is going to be playing in Vegas when we...

    Stewart is going to be playing in Vegas when we are going to be out there this fall and I am considering going to see him. Never seen him before, and like others here, I like a lot of his early...
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    Tickets for the Detroit show were only $18...

    Tickets for the Detroit show were only $18 advance (plus fees). Mind bogglingly cheap considering the quality of the show.
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    They are a lot of fun live. Totally take the...

    They are a lot of fun live. Totally take the piss on their image. I have tickets to see them again in October.
  40. Kind of too bad the Chicago / Arcadia date is a...

    Kind of too bad the Chicago / Arcadia date is a week after Progtoberfest. Would have been a perfect headliner.
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    Rocketman - New Elton John Movie

    We went to see “Rocketman” today and for the most part really enjoyed it. Coming so close to “Bohemian Rhapsody” comparisons are inevitable, but they are very different movies. “Rocketman” is...
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    Damn, I forgot to DVR it. Will have to catch a...

    Damn, I forgot to DVR it. Will have to catch a repeat.
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    New interview with Tobias Forge. Pretty...

    New interview with Tobias Forge. Pretty interesting. Seems like a pretty cool down to earth dude.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUVn_i5d_IQ
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    I remember as that one being pretty good, with...

    I remember as that one being pretty good, with Stallone in particular standing out.
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    There was a discussion in another thread about...

    There was a discussion in another thread about Thin Lizzy and UFO. Two bands that seemed right on the cusp of making it big in the U.S., but it never really happened for either of them. Although...
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    I was just talking about that with a guy at work...

    I was just talking about that with a guy at work tonight. Back when he used to appear on Saturday Night Live back in the 70's, I thought he was an old man then! I really have not had a lot of...
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    Ah good point! I completely forgot that pre-show...

    Ah good point! I completely forgot that pre-show was prior to their NEARfest performance. The years are all starting to run together.....
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    Seeing this thread again. I finished the book a...

    Seeing this thread again. I finished the book a couple of weeks ago. It is very good. The sad thing about it is that these guys are not able to make a living off of Kings X. Kind of sad.....
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    That Sunday morning slot by them is still one of...

    That Sunday morning slot by them is still one of the best of all of the NEARfest. I had never heard of them going into it, but became an instant fan.
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    I actually watched the special again yesterday...

    I actually watched the special again yesterday with my father. I enjoyed agian it for the most part.
  51. I am similar to you. I still buy about the same...

    I am similar to you. I still buy about the same amount of new releases that I always have, but like you, tend to move on from them after 6 or 7 listens. I have many old albums that I can remember...
  52. Thread: Gary Moore

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    I guess I was talking more about a hit album than...

    I guess I was talking more about a hit album than a single. True, "matchstick" was a big hit single for Quo, but that was about the extent of it in this country. Lizzy had been building an audience...
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    I found a pretty cool interview with him about...

    I found a pretty cool interview with him about his character's demise: ...
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    Yup, on mine too I just found out. Thanks!

    Yup, on mine too I just found out. Thanks!
  55. Thread: Gary Moore

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    I agree, Quo never really had a hit in the U.S....

    I agree, Quo never really had a hit in the U.S. that I ever remember anywhere close to the level of "Jailbreak".
  56. Thread: Gary Moore

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    It has been a long time since I read it, but it...

    It has been a long time since I read it, but it is a very good book.
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    I have watched that twice now, and still not sure...

    I have watched that twice now, and still not sure if that was the actual way the table read ended or if the special was just cut / edited that way.
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    It certainly appeared that the actor playing...

    It certainly appeared that the actor playing Varys (can't remember his name off the top of my head), was not very happy with that script.
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    That is a pretty good album too. I think "Gloss"...

    That is a pretty good album too. I think "Gloss" is better, but this one is a decent effort.
  60. They are touring with Thank You Scientist this...

    They are touring with Thank You Scientist this summer. Have tickets to see them in a few weeks.
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