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  1. Thread: Birders

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    I once saw the great majestic foo bird. From a...

    I once saw the great majestic foo bird.

    From a sheltered location, of course.
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    Finally saw the first two parts yesterday at a...

    Finally saw the first two parts yesterday at a friend's place.

    It was a revelation.
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    Amen. It's unwatchable, IMNSHO.

    Amen. It's unwatchable, IMNSHO.
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    Yeah, I get all that. It's ancient history. But,...

    Yeah, I get all that. It's ancient history. But, I'm referring to the entire time she was with John while the band was still together. She endured tons of racism from day one. The others didn't for...
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    I certainly anticipated that reply, which is...

    I certainly anticipated that reply, which is fair. And, yes, it's true. Linda did get some shit. But what kind of treatment did she get at the time they were both on the scene while the band was...
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    No, I'm not in any of the groups. But, I have...

    No, I'm not in any of the groups. But, I have been following a certain trading forum of fans who are all well-familiar with the unreleased recordings over the last 40-plus years, like I am. These are...
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    I suspect that, if she was a pretty young white...

    I suspect that, if she was a pretty young white blonde pop artist, it might not have been that way.



    Even though I'm a die-hard fan, I bet you would still find it somewhat fascinating.
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    It cracks me up how some people complain that...

    It cracks me up how some people complain that something filmed 50 years ago on 16mm doesn't look like it was filmed yesterday.

    Only on PE.

    I'll be watching the first two parts tomorrow for the...
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    Do you have Lewishon's "Tune In"? If not, that's...

    Do you have Lewishon's "Tune In"? If not, that's the one to get by far. But it's one of three parts only ending in late 1962. The next two parts won't be out for years, unfortunately.
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    I've heard some pretty deep cuts on satellite...

    I've heard some pretty deep cuts on satellite radio. My wife heard Johnny Winter's "Fast Life Rider" the other day and I was absolutely shocked when she told me. That is one of the last tracks from...
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    ^^ There are a bunch of copies on Ebay, if that...

    ^^ There are a bunch of copies on Ebay, if that makes it more affordable.

    How about a local library?
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    https://www.amazon.com/John-Lennon-One-Day-Time/dp...

    https://www.amazon.com/John-Lennon-One-Day-Time/dp/0394177541/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1986CFU9UPE3Q&keywords=anthony+fawcett+one+day+at+a+time&qid=1638549196&sprefix=anthony+fawcet%2Caps%2C146&sr=8-1
  13. That's easy. Anything with beans goes off the...

    That's easy. Anything with beans goes off the list.
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    Wow, I actually have that book. It's been decades...

    Wow, I actually have that book. It's been decades since I read it and never recalled it. I might have to pull that one out again.
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    Local antique shop 15610

    Local antique shop

    15610
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    Minor stuff. They keep referring to the project...

    Minor stuff. They keep referring to the project as "Let It Be," but, of course, it was never called that. The last part under the headline "This didn’t have to be the end" seems to overlook that they...
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    ^^ That is quite good, aside from a couple of...

    ^^ That is quite good, aside from a couple of oversights that I won't point out unless prodded. ;)
  18. Thread: MLB 2021

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    Good domains cost a fortune. I believe Colorado...

    Good domains cost a fortune. I believe Colorado paid $100k for rockies.com. I've seen domain prices in that range while trying to help clients.



    JBJ batted a paltry .162 last year. Here's...
  19. Thread: MLB 2021

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    Apparently, MLB also was using BOTH the juiced...

    Apparently, MLB also was using BOTH the juiced and un-juiced balls last year, claiming the players knew it. But, the players union states they never knew.
  20. Thread: MLB 2021

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    ^^ Manfred's letter defines "disingenuous."

    ^^ Manfred's letter defines "disingenuous."
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    Wait for the BluRay. There's talk of there being...

    Wait for the BluRay. There's talk of there being more
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    I just started rewatching the Anthology again....

    I just started rewatching the Anthology again. It's riveting.
  23. Thread: MLB 2021

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    These salaries are out of control

    These salaries are out of control
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    It's prog in unlikely places, not pop in unlikely...

    It's prog in unlikely places, not pop in unlikely places
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    Don't worry, I'm not mocking them. I simply found...

    Don't worry, I'm not mocking them. I simply found it humorous. I was raised a Roman Catholic.

    You gotta admit there's a bit or irony, since the fundamentalists tried to ban them just a few years...
  26. I had one a few months ago. They want me back in...

    I had one a few months ago. They want me back in three years. The prep wasn't as bad as the previous one. There's a new formula. Don't get me wrong, you still get the same result.
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    :lol

    :lol
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    Which is odd, because "mother Mary" is a...

    Which is odd, because "mother Mary" is a reference to Paul's mother, not the Virgin Mary.
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    The Honeymooners and The Twilight Zone are my two...

    The Honeymooners and The Twilight Zone are my two favorite shows.

    Art Carney was a great actor, and Oscar winner.
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    Well, that's good to know. I am happy to be...

    Well, that's good to know. I am happy to be mistaken.

    CNN's documentaries have been consistently good, I might add.
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    Okay, maybe a bit of a stretch, I'm watching an...

    Okay, maybe a bit of a stretch, I'm watching an episode of The X-files and a high school kid is wearing a Syd Barrett T-shirt. Maybe psych instead of prog, but still.

    EDIT: Apparently the kid is a...
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    Yes, it was really good ... BUT ... I am pretty...

    Yes, it was really good ... BUT ... I am pretty sure it excluded "The Honeymooners." That's inexcusable.
  33. Thread: MLB 2021

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    more than $10k per pitch

    more than $10k per pitch
  34. Thread: MLB 2021

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    Max Scherzer to the Mets for three years at $130...

    Max Scherzer to the Mets for three years at $130 million. :O
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    New Beatles Doc Gives Man Greater Appreciation...

    New Beatles Doc Gives Man Greater Appreciation For How Long 8 Hours Feels

    :lol
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    Peter Jackson defends ‘The Beatles: Get Back’...

    Peter Jackson defends ‘The Beatles: Get Back’ doc’s lengthy runtime

    Thank you, Peter, from millions of fans.
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    https://www.beatlesbible.com/features/drugs/8/

    https://www.beatlesbible.com/features/drugs/8/
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    I'm not here to piss around about what is and...

    I'm not here to piss around about what is and isn't heavy metal all day. Iommi has gone on record stating that they considered themselves heavy rock and dismissed the term "heavy metal" as...
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    I stayed up late to watch the classic silent "The...

    I stayed up late to watch the classic silent "The Magician" (1926) last night on TCM. What a flipped-out movie. I had never seen it before.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DAgnvcSwLw
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    Wikipedia? Not a reliable source. Even Black...

    Wikipedia? Not a reliable source. Even Black Sabbath didn't consider themselves heavy metal. What's your next source on what is and isn't heavy metal, the Grammy Awards? :lol

    I have no idea what...
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    I have not seen this yet and won't until next...

    I have not seen this yet and won't until next weekend. By chance, did they include John's "Watching Rainbows" from January 14? I have not heard any reports of that.

    ...
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    You are what you eat.

    You are what you eat.
  43. Courtesy of Bill Gates, Hugo Chavez and JFK, Jr.

    Courtesy of Bill Gates, Hugo Chavez and JFK, Jr.
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    That's debatable. I would never call anything...

    That's debatable. I would never call anything they did heavy metal.

    Personally, my favorite is their third, self-titled, album which is all originals but one. In fact, it's a desert island disc...
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    One of my desert island discs, even though Kay...

    One of my desert island discs, even though Kay was never happy with it. You cannot deny the magnitude of the material, though.

    There are some good live recordings to include. But, I suspect...
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    I saw it, too, and enjoyed it. Rio Bravo is on TV...

    I saw it, too, and enjoyed it. Rio Bravo is on TV pretty much every week on some other stations.
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    They were, but when you listen to them, they were...

    They were, but when you listen to them, they were so unlike the originals that they seems more like frameworks for original compositions.
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    Yes, it's a great book. But his allegiance to...

    Yes, it's a great book. But his allegiance to Paul is a bit too much. True, he really seemed to go out of his way to state how much George struggled in the studio setting trying to perfect his solos.
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    +1 It's listening to avant garde and expecting...

    +1

    It's listening to avant garde and expecting pop.
  50. A friend and colleague was a doubter from the...

    A friend and colleague was a doubter from the beginning, not only sowing doubt about the seriousness of the virus, but helping to demonize the medical and scientific communities who have dedicated...
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    Gwynne was so perfect for that role.

    Gwynne was so perfect for that role.
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    Very tempting. I would like a new live recording...

    Very tempting. I would like a new live recording from the glory days.
  53. Indeed. Yet so many have fallen for the absolute...

    Indeed. Yet so many have fallen for the absolute BS about it changing our DNA. I even heard that from my dentist who, as it turns out, is a bit of a crackpot.
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    Hard-core Beatles fans have endured enough...

    Hard-core Beatles fans have endured enough accommodation of the casual ones over the years. This is for us.
  55. I just hit my six-month mark a few days ago and...

    I just hit my six-month mark a few days ago and am looking forward to getting mine. I'll have to wait for the wife. She might get her flu vaccine first. Then we'll wait a week, even though some are...
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    George was like a bottle of creativity waiting to...

    George was like a bottle of creativity waiting to explode and the band was the cork sealed in wax with a 1000 lb. weight on top.



    Very true. Luckily, nobody did that here.
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    I almost watched The Mask of Dimitrios the other...

    I almost watched The Mask of Dimitrios the other night after stumbling upon that last ten minutes of Casablanca.

    Lorre was just such a great actor.
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    Cue all the Yoko hate, right? The woman pretty...

    Cue all the Yoko hate, right? The woman pretty much saved John's life. She showed him a positivity that he thought was lost in modern art and opened his eyes to so much that he was missing as a...
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    :up

    :up
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    ^^ I've read a number of reviews and they mostly...

    ^^ I've read a number of reviews and they mostly seem to be whining about it being too long. But, the reviewers come off as not being big fans, who, let's face it, are the target audience. I know...
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