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    I too served in the Navy, FOR people's right to...

    I too served in the Navy, FOR people's right to kneel, even when it's unpopular. The true test of free speech is when it's UNpopular. I would extend the right to free speech to both Colin...
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    Got 2 hours to kill? Try this British...

    Got 2 hours to kill? Try this British masterpiece on for size.....


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSfAA5UiR-8
  3. On a summer day, my family went to the Salt River...

    On a summer day, my family went to the Salt River in a 72 El Camino, the Chevy version of the Ranchero. My parents sat in the cab while my 2 brothers and I sat in the bed holding the inner tubes. ...
  4. Guess you could say you have a checkered past.

    Guess you could say you have a checkered past.
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    They also used to reorder the tracks on cassette...

    They also used to reorder the tracks on cassette tapes, to make the two sides as equal in length as possible. Starting around the mid 80s, they stopped doing that, simply leaving a long blank space...
  6. WfM finally came up in my listening queue. I...

    WfM finally came up in my listening queue. I found it superb from start to finish. It's loaded with fresh ideas, not just a rehashing of the FK back catalog, like Desolation Rose and Banks of Eden...
  7. Yes, those Sea Monkeys. As I recall, they only...

    Yes, those Sea Monkeys. As I recall, they only lived a day or two.

    I also sent away for those x-ray glasses. For some reason, they didn't seem to work.

    A friend of mine gave me some of...
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    There used to be a Very Proggy Christmas 1 & 2,...

    There used to be a Very Proggy Christmas 1 & 2, by various artists. Both seem to have disappeared when Prog Rock Records ceased to exist.
  9. Nah.......just wrap aluminum foil around the end...

    Nah.......just wrap aluminum foil around the end of each rabbit ear.
  10. Growing up, our TV didn't have a remote control. ...

    Growing up, our TV didn't have a remote control. If we wanted to change the channel, we had to get up and walk across the living room...5 miles through the snow.
  11. My high school was a closed campus, so there was...

    My high school was a closed campus, so there was a "smoking hole" in a far off corner of the campus. It was tolerated, but not sanctioned.
  12. Yes, I got a kick out of it too.

    :lol:lol[/QUOTE]

    Yes, I got a kick out of it too.
  13. My parents would actually kick us out of the...

    My parents would actually kick us out of the house to run wild so they could enjoy peace and quiet.

    On a July 4th, my younger brother, the neighbor kid Leo and I were setting off bottle rockets. ...
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    I've had people complain when I perform the...

    I've had people complain when I perform the Beatles' Let It Be, thinking it was religious. I have to explain to them the Mother Mary in the song is referring to Paul's actual mother, whose name was...
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    I see your Meatloaf and raise you one...

    I see your Meatloaf and raise you one Meatloaf.....


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7nVteJ8_8k
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    To join Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe.

    To join Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe.
  17. No Orthopedist worth his/her salt would even...

    No Orthopedist worth his/her salt would even consider replacing both hips simultaneously. The recovery and rehab would be nearly impossible.
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    In the Flower Kings, Hasse is an excellent...

    In the Flower Kings, Hasse is an excellent vocalist, but an OK guitarist. Roine is an excellent guitarist, but an OK vocalist.
  19. Maybe because you've gotten older.

    Maybe because you've gotten older.
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    One prog band known for great lyrics is Magenta. ...

    One prog band known for great lyrics is Magenta. The lyrics are typically written by Steve Reed, while Rob Reed primarily writes just the music. Another band with great lyrics is Rush, written by...
  21. Haven't you heard? Most Americans love their...

    Haven't you heard? Most Americans love their private insurance companies.
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    Their last 2 or 3 albums are in fact GREAT prog. ...

    Their last 2 or 3 albums are in fact GREAT prog. Alfonso has grown and matured into an exceptional composer.
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    On the flip side of the coin: Exceptional...

    On the flip side of the coin: Exceptional vocalists like, say, Taylor Swift are marginal at best playing an instrument. It's rare for someone to master both their voice and (an) instrument(s).
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    Just don't be downwind from anything nasty.

    Just don't be downwind from anything nasty.
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    I don't need small minded people telling me I'm a...

    I don't need small minded people telling me I'm a snob.
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    This is one of the fallacies of sci-fi movies...

    This is one of the fallacies of sci-fi movies like Star Wars. How can one "hear" the Death Star exploding in the vacuum of space?
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    It makes absolutely no sense for long established...

    It makes absolutely no sense for long established bands to record new music. To do so, they'd have to spend tens of thousands of dollars out of their own pockets for the studio time, et cetera, et...
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    I remember the days when cars came stock with an...

    I remember the days when cars came stock with an AM radio, and single speaker mounted in the dash. Those days spanned well into the 80s.
  29. I'd like to travel back to the opening of...

    I'd like to travel back to the opening of Carnegie Hall, conducted by Peter Tchaikovsky. Or to see Dmitri Shostakovich performing his own Piano Concerto No. 2, the only recording of which is mono...
  30. This just in: Waiting for Miracles made HDTracks'...

    This just in: Waiting for Miracles made HDTracks' list of this week's best sellers.
  31. For many downloads I've purchased, only the first...

    For many downloads I've purchased, only the first track will have a high resolution image for the album cover. All following tracks will have a 600 x 600 image. There isn't really a size limit per...
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    Yes, the pre-disco Bee Gees is great music.

    Yes, the pre-disco Bee Gees is great music.
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    That gives bow-legged a whole new meaning.

    That gives bow-legged a whole new meaning.
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    Recorded in 1969, but released later: Woodstock 1...

    Recorded in 1969, but released later: Woodstock 1 and 2
  35. For whomever is interested, it's available in...

    For whomever is interested, it's available in Hi-Res from HDTracks. Had I known it would be on HDTracks, I wouldn't have bothered pre-ordering the vinyl, for which I'm still waiting. If only there...
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    You kids turn down that noise!!!!!

    You kids turn down that noise!!!!!
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    I have the Moonmadness reissue. It sounds good,...

    I have the Moonmadness reissue. It sounds good, and cleaner than most on the used market. Beyond that, I don't know what else I can say. The most compelling reason I can give to buy the reissues,...
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    I'm not so sure. In the 70s, my parents tried to...

    I'm not so sure. In the 70s, my parents tried to indoctrinate me to 50s music by constantly playing the 50s radio station. Somehow, that music never rubbed off on me.
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    Contact the artist(s) directly. If you can show...

    Contact the artist(s) directly. If you can show evidence you purchased their material elsewhere, they may be able to help.
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    It would amaze you how many young people listen...

    It would amaze you how many young people listen to and appreciate our music.
  41. The main advantage of Blu-Ray Audio discs is they...

    The main advantage of Blu-Ray Audio discs is they play on a wider array of players, unlike DVD-A and SACD which require more specialized players. Most BD players can at the very least, pass through...
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    I've had this for years. In addition to a...

    I've had this for years. In addition to a masterful performance of the symphony, it tells the interesting story behind it.
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    I've always found white meat dry, and otherwise...

    I've always found white meat dry, and otherwise unpleasant.
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    Getting a vasectomy does make a vast difference.

    Getting a vasectomy does make a vast difference.
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    I always found it kind of funny the main theme...

    I always found it kind of funny the main theme for 2001 is Richard Strauss' Also Sprach Zarathustra, written in the year 1896.
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    I tooooooooo say Stuuuuuuuuuuu!

    I tooooooooo say Stuuuuuuuuuuu!
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    ^^ I don't know about you, but I love beavers.

    ^^ I don't know about you, but I love beavers.
  48. Thread: Headphones

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnuWbclO070

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnuWbclO070
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    I don't know about you, but I always consult a...

    I don't know about you, but I always consult a financial web site for technical advice. If I'm house hunting, I'll consult Field and Stream magazine.
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    Straight reissues without any reprocessing will...

    Straight reissues without any reprocessing will be pure analog. That would rule out remasters, which are heavily reprocessed. Yes there are millennials who don't get the concept of MP3 being poor...
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    Having a built in sub-woofer will cause problems...

    Having a built in sub-woofer will cause problems of its own...namely bass feedback. Growing up, my parents had a console stereo which suffered from exactly that problem.
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    I'm speaking mostly of reissues. For new...

    I'm speaking mostly of reissues. For new releases and/or remasters, I do in fact prefer the original Hi-Res files from which the vinyl is cut. Unless of course the digital version is heavily...
  53. Thread: Birders

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    The "white doves" released at weddings and what...

    The "white doves" released at weddings and what not are actually racing/homing pigeons. Once released, they simply fly back to their coop.
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    ^^ It's also available on HDTracks...

    ^^ It's also available on HDTracks
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    For that reason, if I'm unsure of a site's exact...

    For that reason, if I'm unsure of a site's exact address, I'll google search it rather than typing it directly in the address bar.
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    You know what they say...a bird in the...

    You know what they say...a bird in the hand.........
  57. The saddest part of this saga is it's the artists...

    The saddest part of this saga is it's the artists who are left holding the bag for all losses related to distribution. That's part of any standard recording contract.

    Edit: The record companies...
  58. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEJx8ButNyo

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEJx8ButNyo
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    I've never used McAfee because at best, it's...

    I've never used McAfee because at best, it's virus like in its behavior...the opposite of what virus protection should be.
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    Not only could and should USA have been a double...

    Not only could and should USA have been a double album, so too should have been ELP In Concert.
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