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  1. ^^ Growing up I gave my parents numerous reasons...

    ^^ Growing up I gave my parents numerous reasons to walk away from me. When the roles are reversed, very soon I suspect, it would be unthinkable to walk away from them.
  2. Perhaps if I hadn't spent my life whacking off,...

    Perhaps if I hadn't spent my life whacking off, my vision would be better.
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    No doubt he and Graham Chapman are currently...

    No doubt he and Graham Chapman are currently working on skits in the great beyond.
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    And Blackmore's Rainbow starting the show as they...

    And Blackmore's Rainbow starting the show as they always did with Somewhere Over the Rainbow.
  5. Which further illustrates my point. Had she been...

    Which further illustrates my point. Had she been involved in more substantial music, she would've been far less inclined to give it all up for the domestic goddess role.
  6. Everyone I've ever known who got progressive...

    I'm with Ed. I have progressives (i.e. bifocals that don't look like bifocals) - which are also transitions (i.e. glasses that become sunglasses when it's bright.) One pair of glasses does...
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    The keyboards were the state of 80s technology. ...

    The keyboards were the state of 80s technology. At the time, if a keyboardist dared to use vintage equipment, (s)he was heavily criticized.
  8. My great night vision would only be one facet of...

    My great night vision would only be one facet of my overall vision, which isn't all that great. It's time for bifocals, but I keep putting it off. BTW: I have never in my life driven in snow. If I...
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    On an Ozfest tour.

    On an Ozfest tour.
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    One can still make some money playing live. The...

    One can still make some money playing live. The reason Martin quit the biz was the inability to make a living selling CDs.
  11. The most famous act Bond went kaput when the 1st...

    The most famous act Bond went kaput when the 1st violinist decided to be a full time mum. She too apparently grew tired of the novelty.
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    In terms of repetition, Bruckner's works were not...

    In terms of repetition, Bruckner's works were not atypical to those of his contemporaries, the way themes were developed, redeveloped, and redeveloped again. To us in the 21st century, accustomed to...
  13. I've always had and still have excellent night...

    Night driving really isn't a problem unless I am tired and keep falling asleep. Sometimes those white lines seem to disappear in the rain at night.[/QUOTE]

    I've always had and still have excellent...
  14. Overweight people have built in weight training,...

    Overweight people have built in weight training, carrying around their extra weight.
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    Bruckner's 4th would be the "go to" symphony,...

    Bruckner's 4th would be the "go to" symphony, like Beethoven's 5th, or Saint-Saens' 3rd. I do like the 4th, but would agree Bruckner's later symphonies are better, like most other composers' works...
  16. Also Schnittke's 3rd Symphony incorporates...

    Also Schnittke's 3rd Symphony incorporates overdriven electric guitar.

    Somewhere between Malmsteen and more serious music, in terms of credibility, would be the SKY series of albums, featuring one...
  17. If you're replacing windows, it's no wonder...

    If you're replacing windows, it's no wonder you're feeling pane.



    That's why people our age start wintering here in the Phoenix area, or Miami on the East Coast.
  18. Classical pianists are trained from an early age...

    Classical pianists are trained from an early age to play exclusively, or almost exclusively by sight reading. Everyone else is trained to play piano for the sake of playing piano, at least some of...
  19. And he doesn't get much exercise driving his golf...

    And he doesn't get much exercise driving his golf cart all the way on the green.
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    Does reading the KISS comic books in the mid 70s...

    Does reading the KISS comic books in the mid 70s count? You know, the ones with the band members' blood mixed in with the ink.

    Later when I got into more substantial music, I got into Edgar Allan...
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    Somewhat related: Monday thru yesterday, I wore...

    Somewhat related: Monday thru yesterday, I wore my Farewell to Kings t-shirt 3 days in a row.....people sitting next to me on the bus and train having to smell me be damned!
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    ^^ I'll take 115 degree summer days over that any...

    ^^ I'll take 115 degree summer days over that any day.
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    Schubert put the actual "romance" in the romantic...

    Schubert put the actual "romance" in the romantic era, penning literally hundreds of love songs.
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    I was nearly in a multi-car pileup. On the...

    I was nearly in a multi-car pileup. On the freeway in the Scottsdale/Pima Nation area, I was about 2 cars behind a dump truck. Suddenly 2 or 3 dogs went running across the freeway. The dump truck...
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    While Beethoven was technically a classical era...

    While Beethoven was technically a classical era composer, he defined the romantic style.
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    They're coming to Phoenix at the absolute hottest...

    They're coming to Phoenix at the absolute hottest part of the year...when temps spike above 110.
  27. Not everyone who writes about or speaks of...

    Not everyone who writes about or speaks of Progressive Rock know what the f*** they're talking about. I remember the documentary series The Seven Ages of Rock. In the Art Rock episode, the...
  28. Most financial transactions in sub-Saharan Africa...

    Most financial transactions in sub-Saharan Africa are done by cell phone, even by those who can only afford old flip-phones. Most there don't have access to banks, let alone credit or debit cards.
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    He's perhaps my least favorite. While his...

    He's perhaps my least favorite. While his contemporaries began to experiment on the verge of the romantic era, Haydn in his isolation maintained full classicism. In case you haven't guessed, I too...
  30. A pet peeve of mine is people dumping their...

    A pet peeve of mine is people dumping their useless junk on charities, like Goodwill. Not only is one not actually giving them anything, one is stealing from them what one would otherwise have to...
  31. My uncle worked in then owned a TV repair shop...

    My uncle worked in then owned a TV repair shop most of his working life. When he retired, he ended up with a garage full of old TVs of no use to anyone. The state of California only allows the...
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    This hurts as much as the loss of both Keith...

    This hurts as much as the loss of both Keith Emerson and Chris Squire.
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    As far as I'm concerned, the Patriots got their...

    As far as I'm concerned, the Patriots got their just dessert. They were eliminated in the same way they beat the Cards in Super Bowl XLIX....on an intercepted pass in the final minutes of the game.
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    I suspect that'll happen for me in March.

    I suspect that'll happen for me in March.
  35. There's kind of a love/hate relationship with...

    There's kind of a love/hate relationship with him, here in the Phoenix area. On the one hand, he suspended two of the Suns' best players during a playoff run, arguably for flimsy reasons. On the...
  36. Thread: SNAKES

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    About 2 years ago, I saw some kind of plant...

    About 2 years ago, I saw some kind of plant material on the floor in my dark living room. I went to pick it up to throw it in the garbage, but it felt fleshy. When I released my grip, it ran away. ...
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    I've always found trying to get more exercise an...

    I've always found trying to get more exercise an exercise in futility.
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    Any New Year's resolutions?

    Have any New Year's resolutions you'd like to share? Mine are 3840 x 2160 pixels, and 24 bits/96KHz.
  39. Well, I'll bee damned!

    Well, I'll bee damned!
  40. You'll have a similar experience trying to figure...

    You'll have a similar experience trying to figure out Ginger Baker's drumming.



    All 3 are great musicians...Stewart and Gordon (Sting) included. BTW: I don't know this for sure, but I suspect...
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    Start a GoFundME page.

    Start a GoFundME page.
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    And he famously kissed every female contestant on...

    And he famously kissed every female contestant on the lips.
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    That'd be like Little Steven without a dorag.

    That'd be like Little Steven without a dorag.
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    Wherever he is now, he's no doubt being tormented...

    Wherever he is now, he's no doubt being tormented by a group of "nappy headed hoes."
  45. Some years ago, Dave Attell had a series on...

    Some years ago, Dave Attell had a series on Comedy Central in which he performed standup in various cities across the US. While in each city, he visited all the late night hot spots. In the New...
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    On a side note, I corresponded with Mr. Robertson...

    On a side note, I corresponded with Mr. Robertson around the turn of the century. I had a music video featured on the now de-funked Tech TV. Robbie contacted me via the network, on behalf of a...
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    Did anyone mention Glass Hammer Live at Belmont? ...

    Did anyone mention Glass Hammer Live at Belmont? 2 or 3 of the school's choirs joined the band.
  48. There're also many supplements, and medical...

    There're also many supplements, and medical devices and procedures which brag about being "FDA Cleared!" As if that means anything at all.
  49. What he actually said was the best albums were...

    What he actually said was the best albums were Trespass through Duke.
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    ^^ Par Lindh's preference for Baroque era music...

    ^^ Par Lindh's preference for Baroque era music certainly shines through in this work.
  51. ^^ I concur with Tony Banks that Duke was the...

    ^^ I concur with Tony Banks that Duke was the last (fairly) good Genesis album.
  52. Do any of you remember those Centrum Silver...

    Do any of you remember those Centrum Silver commercials, where the actor said he'd heard of a study, and was impressed that Centrum Silver was the multi-vitamin used in said study? What the...
  53. Just last night, I watched Uriah Heep's recent...

    Just last night, I watched Uriah Heep's recent concert video Magic Night, on Prime Video. I was amazed at how proggy it is. Another very pleasant surprise was Greg Lake's self titled solo album. ...
  54. However, aquatic mammals like whales and dolphins...

    However, aquatic mammals like whales and dolphins have good mammaries.
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    For me, more mindless, straightforward pop/rock. ...

    For me, more mindless, straightforward pop/rock. More complex music would divert my attention from the book.
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    On the train/bus to and from work, through studio...

    On the train/bus to and from work, through studio monitor headphones plugged into a Hi-Res music player: 78%
    At home kicked back in my recliner, through my home theater system: 22%
  57. Let in Hollywood by Karmakanic: "I can't hear...

    Let in Hollywood by Karmakanic:

    "I can't hear a single, this song in 7/8
    It's dead has passed its sell by date
    There's no spark no jingle, nor hooks nor four on the floor
    Kick out the Harvard...
  58. Working in the mental health field for a quarter...

    Working in the mental health field for a quarter century, I've learned alcohol and most prescription meds simply do not mix.



    In my opinion, Prevagen is merely a way for a pharmaceutical giant...
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    I have all 3 studio albums. I don't consider...

    I have all 3 studio albums. I don't consider Best Of albums actual albums, just a device for fulfilling a record contract. I enjoy all 3 albums.
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    I don't disagree, but how much more interesting...

    I don't disagree, but how much more interesting would Shostakovich's works have been, had history gone the other way? And what if Sibelius hadn't burned his Symphony No. 8?
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