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    Duane Denison: The Unsemble

    This looks like a band you’d probably like. You should check it out. Here you go:
    https://theunsemble.bandcamp.com/

    Also, there’s a new Tomahawk album out ... soon? Probably soon.
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    I had a daydream today. In it, XTC got back...

    I had a daydream today. In it, XTC got back together for one more album.

    Alas ...
  3. ^The full performance is one of my favorite...

    ^The full performance is one of my favorite improvs from the era. “Golden Walnut” is pretty cool, too. Cross’ electric piano (Hohner, I think) work could be surprisingly good.
  4. Thread: MLB 2021

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    Baseball is the only sport where I refuse to take...

    Baseball is the only sport where I refuse to take a side in the various disputes between owners and players.

    They are both endlessly combative and unwilling to deliberate equitable solutions. ...
  5. Thread: Motorpsycho

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    "King Flute" on Space Gun is worth the price of...

    "King Flute" on Space Gun is worth the price of admission by itself. It taught me all about the future of flutes, and I struggle to imagine any song imparting a more valuable lesson.
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    Indeed! There must be DATs just lying around...

    Indeed! There must be DATs just lying around from those sessions.
  7. Thread: Motorpsycho

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    Always happy to give them a spin and pick up a...

    Always happy to give them a spin and pick up a new album. But if you press my toes to the fire, I couldn’t tell you which album is which.
  8. Oh yeah. I should’ve noted it’s not a choice for...

    Oh yeah. I should’ve noted it’s not a choice for me.

    I used Import CD (via Amazon) before and will again in the future for any number of reasons. When I have the option, I buy directly from a...
  9. Support the independent prog retailer and label...

    Support the independent prog retailer and label owner who has done much too support the prog scene, or give more money to Amazon?

    Easy choice.
  10. That’ll work better than Amazon.

    That’ll work better than Amazon.
  11. https://organthing.com/2021/02/18/organ-thing-pete...

    https://organthing.com/2021/02/18/organ-thing-peter-hammills-in-translation-the-sleeve-notes-and-release-date-for-the-new-album/?fbclid=IwAR0xXi-tJYqD6200r68AFR2asAbUywEiT4ucBLbsXbDQlvl7DH81PGQW4fE
  12. Banton has a new album of organ music: ...

    Banton has a new album of organ music:

    https://hughbanton.bandcamp.com/album/100-up-vol-1-hugh-banton
  13. Very cool.

    Very cool.
  14. Thread: Motorpsycho

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    Ready for a new one? ...

    Ready for a new one?

    http://motorpsycho.no/2021/02/kingdom-of-oblivion/?fbclid=IwAR1hE3ZNco1omEOdmvJOioGZovcPpC0EEJNQegbLXts76Y8TRcJsleL1CLU
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    Very cool. Thanks for info!

    Very cool. Thanks for info!
  16. Thread: MLB 2021

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    I like it. But what do I know.

    I like it. But what do I know.
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    What is the story with the live version of "Drag...

    What is the story with the live version of "Drag Ropes?" Did the band play a concert, or did one or the other show up for a special encore or something? Was "Drag Ropes" the only tune played? ...
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    Hello, previously unknown version of "Lost" from...

    Hello, previously unknown version of "Lost" from a John Peel Session:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clSgMyXp9hk
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    I'm watching the Symphonia DVD today while...

    I'm watching the Symphonia DVD today while getting some work done.

    Boy howdy, his voice is so strong on this recording. The orchestra doesn't add much. I've never thought to myself, "Boy, this...
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    ^ Oh! And the new album from Jimmy MacGaw. ...

    ^ Oh! And the new album from Jimmy MacGaw. Dammit. I knew I'd forget something.
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    2020 ROUND-UP It's not in my nature to do a...

    2020 ROUND-UP

    It's not in my nature to do a best-of list, but I always like to complete a review of all the new releases from a year when I have a chance. It's taking me about two weeks to go...
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    Manipulation of sounds or an interaction of...

    Manipulation of sounds or an interaction of sound.

    That seems to be the question.

    Ten years ago, Wilson preferred the former. Now the latter.

    I’m happy to allow for both.
  23. Thread: MLB 2021

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    Whew! Though the Bauer sign will (rightfully)...

    Whew!

    Though the Bauer sign will (rightfully) overshadow Ozuna’s signing, this is definitely a big deal and puts the Braves back into the discussion.
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    New album is up on Bandcamp. Preorder and support...

    New album is up on Bandcamp. Preorder and support them is again the objective.
  25. Thread: The Melvins

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    New Crover album:...

    New Crover album:
    https://www.joyfulnoiserecordings.com/products/rat-a-tat-tat

    “Surprisingly poppy moments”? Whoa ho, there. I’m not surprised but, hey, what do I know.

    Melvins show on 14...
  26. Definitely on board for this.

    Definitely on board for this.
  27. ^I enjoyed my first listen to it. Many more...

    ^I enjoyed my first listen to it. Many more coming.
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    If there’s any possible way to make this deal...

    If there’s any possible way to make this deal turn out bad, the Lions will find it.
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    Listening to the album now. First time hearing...

    Listening to the album now. First time hearing any of these songs. Sounds fine to me. More sort of weird electro pop from Wilson is not a bad thing. I don't imagine it'll be my favorite album of...
  30. Thread: MLB 2021

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    Arenado is heading to St. Louis. That is some...

    Arenado is heading to St. Louis. That is some contract to take on for a slugger whose home/road splits are . . . interesting.

    He's a great defender. I hope the Cards don't expect an elite...
  31. ^ Looks like that one might be OOP (Amazon does...

    ^ Looks like that one might be OOP (Amazon does have the vinyl, though). Ah well, you snooze and you miss the early worm. C'est la child de guerre.
  32. This. I know the War Child box is long gone,...

    This.

    I know the War Child box is long gone, but is there a single disc version with the SW mix? I wouldn't mind slipping that sucker into my CD player.
  33. Definitely in for this.

    Definitely in for this.
  34. Thread: MLB 2020

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    Just saw that. I know the Braves were rumored to...

    Just saw that. I know the Braves were rumored to be in the mix (though that’s been said of all the big free agent sluggers).

    I also saw that MLBPA nixed the universal DH? That move does not seem...
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    I went through a whole messload of King Crimson...

    I went through a whole messload of King Crimson related albums a few months back. Quite a bit of good discussion there:...
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    ^ I'm not holding my breath. Except when I...

    ^ I'm not holding my breath.

    Except when I have to leave the house because, you know, deadly pandemic.
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    Not that it matters much, but I have made my...

    Not that it matters much, but I have made my definitive selection:

    The Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny Demo by Mr. Bungle
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    I did something similar but also wanted to bring...

    I did something similar but also wanted to bring in some Love Beach tracks. It makes a pretty good single album that I labeled "Scoundrels and Gentlemen" on my music manager:

    SIDE ONE:
    "Brain...
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    Agreed. Aaron was not the defender that Mays was...

    Agreed. Aaron was not the defender that Mays was and didn't have the swagger that other great HR hitters (specifically Ruth) had.

    He is the premier run-generator of his generation and, perhaps,...
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    I had assumed that I owned the Admirals Hard...

    I had assumed that I owned the Admirals Hard album. I mean, why wouldn't I? Looks like I'll have to fix that.

    I asked my students today about the sea shanty phenomenon. They were not as aware...
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    2021: Year of the Sea Shanty

    I do not enter into this conversation lightly.

    Nor do I do so heavily.

    Likely, my entrance is a mix of wayward trepidation, eye-blistering hangover-ness and eternal optimism for the spirit of...
  42. Thread: Motorpsycho

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    ^I have told my wife that we will take a trip to...

    ^I have told my wife that we will take a trip to Europe if we can see Motorpsycho, too. Definitely a band I need to see live.
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    I suppose any individual example can be cited as...

    I suppose any individual example can be cited as proof or counter-proof here, but a song like "Ship of Fools" from The Tower is every bit as ambitious and proggy as anything the band did previously....
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    I tend to group Motorpsycho's works into "eras." ...

    I tend to group Motorpsycho's works into "eras." These eras are marked by broad similarities in the sound and approach to the albums from the same time period. There is the indie rock era, the...
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    Eagles fire Pederson. Maybe he shouldn’t have...

    Eagles fire Pederson.

    Maybe he shouldn’t have tanked and lost the respect of his team.

    Maybe.
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    The boxes Esoteric put out are usually a good...

    The boxes Esoteric put out are usually a good deal. I've got quite a few of them: PFM's Cook and BBC sessions, Atomic Rooster's complete '70s albums, Soft Machine's Harvest albums, The Fall (though...
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    ^Then I am looking forward to more Hammond on...

    ^Then I am looking forward to more Hammond on future BD albums.

    The new one is great.

    Thanks, too, for making your art available to purchase with the album.

    I'm a high school teacher...
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    Not one but two full-fledged, cape-flying,...

    Not one but two full-fledged, cape-flying, head-bopping organ solos?

    There is some great Bob Drakery on this new Bob Drake album. Many spins await.
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    I’ve spent a bit of time listening to this album...

    I’ve spent a bit of time listening to this album wondering what it might sound like live.
  50. Feels more like one song with several movements...

    Feels more like one song with several movements to me.
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    This is likely my choice as well.

    This is likely my choice as well.
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    Somehow I saw Jaga in a small club in Asheville,...

    Somehow I saw Jaga in a small club in Asheville, NC. Still boggles my mind.

    Don't neglect the album they did with Motorpsycho.

    In fact, don't neglect Motorpsycho.
  53. Arrived today. Not too bad for an international...

    Arrived today. Not too bad for an international shipping this close to Xmas.
  54. ^That honor likely has to go to Sid Smith, but...

    ^That honor likely has to go to Sid Smith, but Jon’s reviews are indeed excellent. When I’m on the fence— as I was with this box—it’s the AAJ review that inevitably forces my hand (and never to my...
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    I return to Another Self Portrait regularly. It...

    I return to Another Self Portrait regularly. It is an excellent collection of songs, but much like the original, doesn’t quite hang together as an album (which is not a sin in my book).

    A new...
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    Yeah. Still waiting for my copy (and my art) to...

    Yeah. Still waiting for my copy (and my art) to arrive. No worries, though. I know my patience will be generously rewarded.
  57. Same. I’m curious if anyone in the States has...

    Same.

    I’m curious if anyone in the States has received their order from FSOL.
  58. Thread: MLB 2020

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    Braves and Blackhawks can’t be too far behind.

    Braves and Blackhawks can’t be too far behind.
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    https://alphabet-business-concern.bandcamp.com/alb...

    https://alphabet-business-concern.bandcamp.com/album/susannahs-still-alive-12-single
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    Ordered from ReR. Definitely looking forward to...

    Ordered from ReR. Definitely looking forward to this one.
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