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    I believe that was Suicidal Blonde - by INXS.

    I believe that was Suicidal Blonde - by INXS.
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    Seconded!

    Seconded!
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    That was the point of curving the fingers up - if...

    That was the point of curving the fingers up - if they slipped, they'd go up the forehead, not down into the eyes.
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    No, it's Harold. "Our Father, who art in...

    No, it's Harold.

    "Our Father, who art in heaven, Harold be thy name..."
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    You have to watch carefully to see it, but he...

    You have to watch carefully to see it, but he bends his fingers up and actually pokes them in the eyebrows.
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    1973 Felt Forum The version intended for the...

    1973 Felt Forum
    The version intended for the two-disc version of Genesis Live

    Both ROIOs
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    Great voice. Meh for the song.

    Great voice. Meh for the song.
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    This is of course true but insufficient. The...

    This is of course true but insufficient.

    The key point that the esteemed Mr. Scissor has missed here is the influence of the fundamental particle of progicity, the progtron (not to be confused...
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    Autobahn is all I really need, but I do love it....

    Autobahn is all I really need, but I do love it.

    And no Kraftwerk thread should be without this:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwaxWoJPUC0
  10. I would have killed to see Devo open for ABBA. . .

    I would have killed to see Devo open for ABBA. . .
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    Completely agreed. If you need nicotine or THC,...

    Completely agreed. If you need nicotine or THC, there are better ways to get either than lighting up.

    Mmmmm, brownies...
  12. I've spun The Other Side a couple of times and it...

    I've spun The Other Side a couple of times and it really has that Nektar vibe for me. Haven't bothered with the "other" Nektar. Perhaps someone will convince me that that's a mistake. (He said,...
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    I too saw them on Ed Sim -- uh, Sullivan. That...

    I too saw them on Ed Sim -- uh, Sullivan. That show was a family ritual with us, and my grandparents were there that night. As I recall my grandma and I were the only people who really got it that...
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    The thing about Reich is, his ideas were never...

    The thing about Reich is, his ideas were never actually given any scientific study. THey were just declared "beyond the pale" by the respectable Scientifice Establsihment, and therefore needed no...
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    Piffle. Scrapple is, yes, made from parts of the...

    Piffle. Scrapple is, yes, made from parts of the pig you don't want to think about - just like any pork sausage. It is also the most delicious food to come out of the Pennsylvania Dutch country (and,...
  16. That is just extraordinary.

    That is just extraordinary.
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    No list that doesn't include "Tomorrow Never...

    No list that doesn't include "Tomorrow Never Knows" is worthy of my respect. Best thing Maclen ever wrote.
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    Pet rocks. Sea monkeys (actually brine shrimp)....

    Pet rocks.
    Sea monkeys (actually brine shrimp).
    X-Ray Spex.
    Rubber dog turds, rubber vomit.
    Onion- and hot pepper-flavored gums to fool your friends (and enemies and, in my foolish case, my...
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    Ummmm. Except they aren't "declaring" anything...

    Ummmm.

    Except they aren't "declaring" anything like that at all. They're "declaring" that everyone who fought against the Axis in WWII is a hero, a sentiment with which I have (some) sympathy. I...
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    William Faulkner: Light in August

    William Faulkner: Light in August
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    Just finished Pete Townshend's The Age of...

    Just finished Pete Townshend's The Age of Anxiety. It deserves more than a brief comment.

    This is a good book, a far better novel than I had expected (frankly, I was not terribly impressed by his...
  22. I don't know about Tony and Mike but as recently...

    I don't know about Tony and Mike but as recently as the "UP" tour Gabriel discussed with his touring band doing "Supper's Ready" - he wanted to do it but chose not to because some band members didn't...
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    Vocals particularly impressive when she's...

    Vocals particularly impressive when she's obviously far along in her (I presume) third pregnancy. That puts a lot of pressure on the diaphragm.
  24. Star Trek (the Original Series) - "The Hour of...

    Star Trek (the Original Series) - "The Hour of the Wasp" - The Enterprise comes across a derelict pleasure ship broadcasting a repeated message: "Stay away ... stay away ... stay away ..." All the...
  25. Very nice! I don't care if it's "old", it's new...

    Very nice! I don't care if it's "old", it's new to me.
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    If I recall correctly, and it has been a few(!)...

    If I recall correctly, and it has been a few(!) years, the producers of Space 1499 only took on Barbara Bain as the condition for signing Martin Landau (her husband).
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    I honestly don't see why the members of Queen...

    I honestly don't see why the members of Queen shouldn't be happy with it. It isn't a rote copy: they added something of their own, and it's very organic as opposed to the hyper-produced original.
    ...
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    R.A. Lafferty, Past Master - a planet in crisis...

    R.A. Lafferty, Past Master - a planet in crisis sends back through time to get Thomas More to lead them to >ahem< Utopia.
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    If I recall (from a bio of Lucy I read twenty...

    If I recall (from a bio of Lucy I read twenty years or more ago), this short was her first venture into comedy; she had previously been a glamour-girl.
  30. John Adams, Philip Glass.

    John Adams, Philip Glass.
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    Alas, no, the "complete Carnegie sessions" is a...

    Alas, no, the "complete Carnegie sessions" is a gleam in my eye, but I doubt it will ever happen.
  32. Ummmm...Elton John.

    Ummmm...Elton John.
  33. Well, I suppose you could call this "fashion" if...

    Well, I suppose you could call this "fashion" if you looked at it right:

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BmTYpVtICE

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BmTYpVtICE
  35. Hunh - to me, that's always been a serious downer...

    Hunh - to me, that's always been a serious downer song. I guess I pay too much attention to the lyrics and not enough to the lovely melody...
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    You're right. The TV show where they introduced...

    You're right. The TV show where they introduced cartoons about themselves came after that. Fine hadn't had his stroke yet but he was in pretty pathetic shape, often muffing his lines and requiring...
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    The saddest thing for me was the very late...

    The saddest thing for me was the very late appearances like It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. Larry had had a stroke and they brought him out to look blank. He was just shy of drooling on camera.
  38. ^^^ by all means, do. It's much more cheerful.

    ^^^ by all means, do. It's much more cheerful.
  39. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_-q9xeOgG4

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_-q9xeOgG4
  40. I posted about these guys on the "Post Something...

    I posted about these guys on the "Post Something Cool" thread, but what the hell, this is my latest discovery. Ladies and Gentlemen, I present WIND ROSE, the premiere (and, soi far as I know, only)...
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    Dwarf rock! ...

    Dwarf rock!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34CZjsEI1yU

    They have a bunch of songs. I also recommend "Drunken Dwarves".
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    Yeah, they used to do what they called "Imaginary...

    Yeah, they used to do what they called "Imaginary Stories" which went off canon to explore possibilties. Some of them are surprisingly good, given how ridiculous the material could be.

    In the last...
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    Actually what old Dr. Who did visually was...

    Actually what old Dr. Who did visually was incredible for the budget they had, which was like "here it is, in used postage stamps."
  44. Well, it said "artist" and that doesn't only mean...

    Well, it said "artist" and that doesn't only mean musicians, so...
    Nano Lopez (sculptor)
    Samuel R. Delany (writer)
    Michael Cheval and Jim Warren (painters)
    Helen Mirren, Salma Hayek, and Patrick...
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    BTW, if you're interested in a bunch of Tery Kath...

    BTW, if you're interested in a bunch of Tery Kath live, look into Chicago VI Decades Live: This Is What We Do. Four discs, three of them from the Kath years, and one DVD of a concert in the late Kath...
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    They aren't "prog" and never were. But by damn,...

    They aren't "prog" and never were. But by damn, back in the day they were progressive as all get-out!

    They were my first "favorite band", ever. I still love the first seven albums and like the...
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    George Alec Effinger's What Entropy Means to Me....

    George Alec Effinger's What Entropy Means to Me. I can't decide whether this is SF disguised as fantasy, fantasy disguised as SF, postmodern silliness, or what. It's funny as all get-out tho.
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    I don't swear, but I know the woids.

    I don't swear, but I know the woids.
  49. Steve Hackett. Peter Gabriel. Pete Townshend.

    Steve Hackett. Peter Gabriel. Pete Townshend.
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    That's "kayn ahora". It means "without the Evil...

    That's "kayn ahora". It means "without the Evil Eye." It's very Jewish; it's a way of hedging your plans, saying, "we'll do (have,etc.) this if nothing badhappens".
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    Oh, I've readLamb, it's brilliant. "The Gospel...

    Oh, I've readLamb, it's brilliant. "The Gospel according to Christ's childhood friend Biff".

    But my favorite of the Moore books I've read is The Stupidest Angel.
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    I don't know about lawyer rock, but there was...

    I don't know about lawyer rock, but there was this:
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    Just finished a book (White Elephants and Red...

    Just finished a book (White Elephants and Red Herrings) on the origins of common phrases. Now reading Christopher Moore's Practical Demonkeeping, which is thus far pretty darn funny.
  54. Forgive me for being pedantic but ... It's a...

    Forgive me for being pedantic but ... It's a biography, not an autobiography - though it does (apparently) contain large chunks of Johnny Twinkle's unfinished autobiography.
  55. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eGs5sW09zw ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eGs5sW09zw

    Or, for the purists,


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YbfvIG1IIw
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    No. Just no. I am a big fan of creative covers,...

    No. Just no. I am a big fan of creative covers, but this is actually a destructive cover: they took one of the prettiest pieces in the flonkus genre, and made large parts of it, well, ugly.
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    If he hadn't before, he has now...

    If he hadn't before, he has now...
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    That's it! And though I didn't find it so scary I...

    That's it! And though I didn't find it so scary I did think it was pretty damn well done. Thank you!
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    Robert A. Heinlein's "new" book, The Pursuit of...

    Robert A. Heinlein's "new" book, The Pursuit of the Pankera. This is really weird: the first 150 or so pages are identical to those of a book Heinlein published in 1980, "The Number of the Beast--",...
  60. I didn't actually hear much of "Vrooom Vrooom" in...

    I didn't actually hear much of "Vrooom Vrooom" in there, but it's a nice arrangement and I'm very impressed by the mix, The electric instruments are neither overwhelming nor lost in the sea of sound,...
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