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    In the U.S. they are not nearly that popular. ...

    In the U.S. they are not nearly that popular. When I saw them at the start of this thread it was at a 1500 seat theater which was very cool.
  2. I skipped on going this year. My father passed...

    I skipped on going this year. My father passed away in August and he LOVED going to see TSO every year, so things were a little too soon for me, but I plan to be back next year. People who I know...
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    I don't remember him specifically talking about...

    I don't remember him specifically talking about "Tales", but he did talk about the track "Awaken" being one of his proudest achievements.
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    He did explain the "mountains come out of the sky...

    He did explain the "mountains come out of the sky and they stand there" lyric at one point in the interview.
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    I really enjoyed this interview. An interesting...

    I really enjoyed this interview. An interesting comment from Jon about trust and (I am paraphrasing here) "trusting people to promise to make new music". My assumption was that was aimed at either...
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    I loved "The Wrestler". I have known a few guys...

    I loved "The Wrestler". I have known a few guys in the wrestling biz and thought it was a very real portrayal. Mickey Roarke is fantastic in that film.
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    You can find drone footage on Youtube of flyovers...

    You can find drone footage on Youtube of flyovers of the area. It is interesting to watch, especially the abandoned amusement park.
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    Each vocalist is quite different. Personally, I...

    Each vocalist is quite different. Personally, I think Floor (the current vocalist) is the best of the bunch, but a lot of old school Nightwish fans would probably think differently about that.
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    Lot’s of good bowl matchups for sure. There will...

    Lot’s of good bowl matchups for sure. There will be plenty of cool football to watch over the next 3 to 4 weeks. Here in Michigan, I believe this is the first time ever that all 5 division I...
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    Anyone here a fan of the prog metal band Infinite...

    Anyone here a fan of the prog metal band Infinite Spectrum? They did a whole album based on Lovecraft entitled "Haunter Of The Dark". It has nothing to do with the holidays, but is good stuff.
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    So far it has been hideous. Offensively they...

    So far it has been hideous. Offensively they seem ok, but that Swiss Cheese defense is killing them.
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    I give the guy a bit of a break, hell he is...

    I give the guy a bit of a break, hell he is almost 90 years old. I have really enjoyed the whole “Big Interview” series. True, Dan is not always super informed on the subjects he is interviewing,...
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    I have read that one. Like some of the other...

    I have read that one. Like some of the other Mafia connected books we have discussed here, the Kuklinski book has detractors who dispute some of the facts. That being said, like the other ones we...
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    Around here more and more places are using...

    Around here more and more places are using Growlers with a stopper type seal instead of a regular cap. Bell's has a growler system that actually pressurizes as it fills the growler and then seals it...
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    They are also working on a new album.

    They are also working on a new album.
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    I DVR Rather's interviews every week. This...

    I DVR Rather's interviews every week. This should be a good one.
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    Ha, yea well......we were actually there for...

    Ha, yea well......we were actually there for dinner with some friends and they just happened to have it on tap.
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    I found the Sierra Nevada on tap at a restaurant...

    I found the Sierra Nevada on tap at a restaurant / bar in town last weekend. I was not specifically looking for it, but they had it. I had a couple and they were very good.
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    "Cult Classic" is a compilation album. If I...

    "Cult Classic" is a compilation album. If I remember right they re-recorded some, if not all of the tracks on it at t he time it was released in the early 90's. It is a cool collection of material.
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    As I said on Facebook nice to seem my hometown...

    As I said on Facebook nice to seem my hometown represented well. Helping to keep people in Kalamazoo employed!
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    We watched "Midsommer" tonight, based on comments...

    We watched "Midsommer" tonight, based on comments I have seen here. Really enjoyed it. Definitely different.
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    Pistons fan here, but not much to cheer about. ...

    Pistons fan here, but not much to cheer about. So far they have regressed from last year.
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    I was disappointed with "Dehumanizer" when it...

    I was disappointed with "Dehumanizer" when it first came out, but it has aged really well and today I really like it.
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    "TYR" is a loose concept album based around...

    "TYR" is a loose concept album based around Nordic Mythology. It is a bit bombastic and over the top, but that is part of why I have always loved it. "Cross Purposes" is just a good solid Sabbath...
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    That sucks. I had the season set to record on my...

    That sucks. I had the season set to record on my DVR each week, but for some reason a bunch of episodes failed to record. We ended up watching it On Demand from our cable company.
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    Definitely get “13” is you don’t have it. Ozzy...

    Definitely get “13” is you don’t have it. Ozzy back at the helm and a really strong album IMO. For the Tony Martin era, my favorite is “TYR”, with “Cross Purposes” and “Headless Cross” also being...
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    I did not know the vocalist was his son. Thanks...

    I did not know the vocalist was his son. Thanks for posting all of that. Interesting stuff.
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    Yup, I was at both.

    Yup, I was at both.
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    We finally had the chance to watch the last few...

    We finally had the chance to watch the last few episodes of "American Horror Story 1984" over the weekend. I really liked it. They were obviously going for a "Stranger Things" vibe with it all...
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    I would agree that Ohio State looks like the team...

    I would agree that Ohio State looks like the team to beat after yesterday. I will be rooting for my wife's Badgers next weekend, but I don't see them having much of a chance.
  31. Yes, they had an online spat on social media, but...

    Yes, they had an online spat on social media, but apparently they have patched up their differences.
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    The further I get into Sheehan's book, the more...

    The further I get into Sheehan's book, the more it reminds me of Russo's. Both guys place themselves at many places in mob history that seem to be just a bit too much to be true, but who knows I...
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    Yup, it was pretty ugly. OSU is a really good...

    Yup, it was pretty ugly. OSU is a really good team this year.
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    We just watched this the other day too. I kind...

    We just watched this the other day too. I kind of wish I had looked into a bit more of the background of the movie before I saw it, as I did not realize it was a real story. I agree though, that it...
  35. I saw Journey with Arnel a few years ago and...

    I saw Journey with Arnel a few years ago and thought he was fantastic. I agree, the Rock Hall performance was a bit off, but he may have just been having a bad night.
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    There is certainly a lot of questions as to how...

    There is certainly a lot of questions as to how much of the book is actually true or not, but so far I am enjoying reading it.
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    That was an interesting read. Thanks for posting!

    That was an interesting read. Thanks for posting!
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    I had hoped to make the Pontiac Michigan show,...

    I had hoped to make the Pontiac Michigan show, but unfortunately it is not going to work out (the show is a 2.5 hour drive drive from where I live). I wish they were playing a bit closer.
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    I am liking it up here in Michigan. I was afraid...

    I am liking it up here in Michigan. I was afraid this game would be a blow out, but the Lions are hanging in there. Blough was a quarterback at Purdue, but had never played an NFL game before today.
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    Since I just saw the new film I decided to read...

    Since I just saw the new film I decided to read "I Heard You Paint Houses" which is the book "The Irishman" is based on.
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    I read that a while ago and agree it was quite...

    I read that a while ago and agree it was quite good.
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    You will dig it I think. It is more than 3 hours...

    You will dig it I think. It is more than 3 hours long, but does not drag much and the acting is incredible, not just by the 3 leads, but the whole cast.
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    OMG…..the Lions will be starting a 3rd string...

    OMG…..the Lions will be starting a 3rd string undrafted quarterback who has never taken an NFL snap on Thanksgiving. The holiday humiliation will be even worse than normal: ...
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    Not sure if you saw some of the earlier posts in...

    Not sure if you saw some of the earlier posts in this thread, but "The Irishman" is a Netflix film totally financed by them. It was just given a limited theatrical release so that it could be...
  45. Pete is no dummy and he knows how to market the...

    Pete is no dummy and he knows how to market the band. Making controversial statements like this is really brilliant. Quotes from this article are popping up all over Facebook and social media. All...
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    I am one of those people kind of pissed that did...

    I am one of those people kind of pissed that did not just do a normal CD release, but I finally broke down and bought the bonus version when I found it for $39 on Amazon Prime a couple of weeks ago. ...
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    I never had the chance to see IQ until NEARfest...

    I never had the chance to see IQ until NEARfest brought them over to the U.S. in the 90's, so the early gigs were not on my radar other than live recordings.
  48. I could be wrong on this, but I think Foster...

    I could be wrong on this, but I think Foster might even be the musical director now.
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    I just finished season 2 of "Peaky Blinders", and...

    I just finished season 2 of "Peaky Blinders", and have started on season 3. Really enjoying it so far. I think there are 5 total seasons?
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    I am guessing that seeing Tool up close like you...

    I am guessing that seeing Tool up close like you did is a very different experience from seeing them from back in the corner of the arena as we did. With no cameras on stage, the musicians were...
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    I saw Tommy Castro and Tinsley Ellis TNT tour...

    I saw Tommy Castro and Tinsley Ellis TNT tour last week. I was able to get right up near the stage to see both of them up close. I like Tommy better than Tinsley, but they were both great. Ellis...
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    Love Samantha Fish, thanks for posting that.

    Love Samantha Fish, thanks for posting that.
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    I am hoping this one is better than "Endless...

    I am hoping this one is better than "Endless Wire" which I was very disappointed with. So far I am liking what I am hearing from this one.
  54. Is he still playing in Roger Waters band?

    Is he still playing in Roger Waters band?
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    Nichols is an example of a singer who has...

    Nichols is an example of a singer who has steadily improved over time. I have always liked his voice, but on some of the early IQ stuff he would get off key live quite a bit, and even in the studio...
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    Saw The Irishman last night and I think it lives...

    Saw The Irishman last night and I think it lives up to the hype. Watching DeNiro, Pacino, and Pesci interact through the whole film is like watching a master class on acting. These 3 guys may be...
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    I just finished Fold's book recently. Very...

    I just finished Fold's book recently. Very interesting stuff.
  58. Thanks for all of the information folks. I...

    Thanks for all of the information folks. I appreciate it.
  59. I have flat feet that make my ankles turn out...

    I have flat feet that make my ankles turn out which I think has contributed to my knee issues, but my problems are mainly due to injuries I had when I was young. I tore the ACL and Meniscus in my...
  60. Yer killing me :-)

    Yer killing me :-)
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