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    I have a 21 year old and a 28 year old. They...

    I have a 21 year old and a 28 year old. They love the show. I would analogize their relationship to the setting (time and place) to my feelings about the world in 1967-1970 or so--I was born in...
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    fuck ya!

    fuck ya!
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    Burn After Reading, wasn't it?:huh

    Burn After Reading, wasn't it?:huh
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    Same here. Back in 1989-1990, before I moved to...

    Same here. Back in 1989-1990, before I moved to Cali, I recall friends showing up at a party in Queens, NY, with a cooler of brews we'd all never heard of. Back then, you could get Anchor Steam,...
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    Funny you mention it...I started last weekend. ...

    Funny you mention it...I started last weekend. Really good.5 episodes into the first season, as of now.
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    Thanks for the suggestion(s), folks!

    Thanks for the suggestion(s), folks!
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    I'm on a Brit Mystery kick....finished Hinterland...

    I'm on a Brit Mystery kick....finished Hinterland on Netflix, and watching Broadchurch, which is really good.

    Any other suggestions?
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    One of my favorite "cult" 80's classics. Haven't...

    One of my favorite "cult" 80's classics. Haven't seen it in a long time, though. Reminds me, also, of Liquid Sky, another wacky cult classic from around that time.....
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    ditto. One of my all-time faves.

    ditto. One of my all-time faves.
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    Sounds like it's up my alley to some degree.

    Sounds like it's up my alley to some degree.
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    Saw Endangered Blood last night. One of Chris...

    Saw Endangered Blood last night. One of Chris Speed/Jim Black's projects. They were great!
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    My thoughts, eggs-actly!

    My thoughts, eggs-actly!
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    That's Sex in a Canoe.

    That's Sex in a Canoe.
  14. Well.......not too bad, I guess. Not sure I...

    Well.......not too bad, I guess. Not sure I think the Edge of Extinction was successful experiment. The amount of emotion the Extinct displayed when discussing their expreriences did seem pretty...
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    Nate Phillips is badass. I learned that line. ...

    Nate Phillips is badass. I learned that line. Not a great slapper, but I can do it.
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    I think he just released it in physical media,...

    I think he just released it in physical media, and I will def. get a copy. I love Miles solo records....
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    The original version from Hard Hat Area..... ...

    The original version from Hard Hat Area.....


    https://youtu.be/HgL7WCE-eZo?t=166
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    One of my favorite players on Earth, ever..... ...

    One of my favorite players on Earth, ever.....


    https://youtu.be/UOyJ55ldAqU?t=236
  19. Well, you heard Dany say, in the preview from...

    Well, you heard Dany say, in the preview from next episode---"the dead are already here" right?
    Not sure how it's going to go down......
  20. My theory........ Wait for it....

    My theory........


    Wait for it....
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    You are correct, Sir. Now, maybe we can let...

    You are correct, Sir.

    Now, maybe we can let these guys get back to their interminable "What Is Prog, and Why the F$^@ it matters" conversation......
  22. Pretty killer cover.

    Pretty killer cover.
  23. Def. the craziest tribal council ever.

    Def. the craziest tribal council ever.
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    Saw them at Yoshi's in Oakland, and they killed...

    Saw them at Yoshi's in Oakland, and they killed it, though they had sound issues for the first tune or two.

    There, is that better?
    :roll
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    Y'all take your "What is Prog?" argument and go...

    Y'all take your "What is Prog?" argument and go outside to the parkin' lot, m'kay?

    We're talking about Brand X here.
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    Just started A S Byatt's "Possession." 60+ pages...

    Just started A S Byatt's "Possession." 60+ pages in, I am loving it.....but it is quirky.
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    I'm in, too...that Costello track is awesome.

    I'm in, too...that Costello track is awesome.
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    Moi aussi.

    Moi aussi.
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    McEwan's, to me, is a great example of "Scotch...

    McEwan's, to me, is a great example of "Scotch Ale." Belhaven is okay--it's a brown ale, made in Scotland, but I wouldn't call it a "Scotch Ale." It's a Scottish Brown ale. Around here it comes in...
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    Just to be clear, Scotch Ales are not just "brown...

    Just to be clear, Scotch Ales are not just "brown ales." They are a variety of Brown Ale, I think, characterized by higher alcohol and residual sugar content, in general.
    In Scotland, as I...
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    I am a fan of Scotch Ales/Scottish Ales. Kilt...

    I am a fan of Scotch Ales/Scottish Ales.
    Kilt Lifter is a good one, I think.

    I like IPA's, don't get me wrong, but as I get older, I find myself liking malt and a more "balanced" flavor...
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    Some great ones. I'll add: Percy Jones/Brand...

    Some great ones. I'll add:

    Percy Jones/Brand X-Malaga Virgen
    Anthony Jackson/The O'Jays-For the Love of Money. Iconic.
    Mark Egan/Pat Metheny Group-Jaco.
    John Wetton/Family-Burlesque.
    Paul...
  33. Gentle Giant's "Playing the Fool" has been a fave...

    Gentle Giant's "Playing the Fool" has been a fave of mine since I first found a used copy on vinyl back in the early 80's.
    But......these days I'd probably lean toward, say, National Health...
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    It's well done. Kept my interest enough to...

    It's well done. Kept my interest enough to plough through the first three episodes without stopping.
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    Started The Widow last night. I'm hooked.

    Started The Widow last night. I'm hooked.
  36. Tibetans, Bhutanese and Sikkimese definitely do...

    Tibetans, Bhutanese and Sikkimese definitely do NOT eat dogs. They do, however, eat cows...or beef. When they can get it. Lots of cows "fall off cliffs" in the foothills......
  37. re Bhutan: you can also get an invitation if you...

    re Bhutan: you can also get an invitation if you know someone. The visa prices are much lower, then...but honestly, it's better to pay as that $250 includes room, driver, guide, or used to. You are...
  38. Tiger's Nest, Paro Taktsang, Bhutan, I...

    Tiger's Nest, Paro Taktsang, Bhutan, I think......though I've travelled around Northern India, Nepal, and espcially Sikkim a lot.
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    I've been watching it for some time...

    I've been watching it for some time now--Manifest, that is.
    So far I'm liking it, but if feels like it's going to jump the shark. I dunno, maybe that's just me.
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    Yes, to a degree. I have his symphonies, but...

    Yes, to a degree. I have his symphonies, but haven't listened to them in a few years. Will rectify that now.
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    Been diving deep in Rautavaara’s 12...

    Been diving deep in Rautavaara’s 12 Concertos.....


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Childish Gambino is the Stage Name of Donald...

    Childish Gambino is the Stage Name of Donald Glover.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Glover

    If you haven't seen the music video for "This is America" you should go watch it right now. You...
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    When What Means Solid, Traveler? was released, it...

    When What Means Solid, Traveler? was released, it didn't leave my CD player for weeks. Many deep dives into that......I am going to dig it out and give it a spin, it's been awhile!
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    Such a great show. Nice review. RapidfireRob...

    Such a great show. Nice review. RapidfireRob and I had a great time.
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    Saw them last night, and yes....really funny!...

    Saw them last night, and yes....really funny! Great show, by the way, with the Levin Brothers playing the opening set.
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    Peter May, "The Blackhouse." A friend bought me...

    Peter May, "The Blackhouse." A friend bought me the trilogy for Xmas. Pretty great mystery, set on a far Northern Scottish Isle. Anyone read him?
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    I haven't heard the new one, but I like Illusions...

    I haven't heard the new one, but I like Illusions and esp. Red and Black Light......he's doing some interesting microtonal stuff, but the grooves are often pedestrian.
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    IIRC, Stanley got the Ric after hearing Squire. ...

    IIRC, Stanley got the Ric after hearing Squire. I read that in an interview somewhere. But for me, his sound is really about the Alembic. And BTW, the "piccolo bass" thing came much later....he...
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    I am a fan. Just finished the last season.

    I am a fan. Just finished the last season.
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    I'd give it a b-, but for the same reasons,...

    I'd give it a b-, but for the same reasons, pretty much.
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    Count me as agreeing with that assessment.

    Count me as agreeing with that assessment.
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    I'm amazed at how much I recall. I joined early...

    I'm amazed at how much I recall. I joined early in V2, if I recall. Supp was off-putting, initially, but I grew to just find humor in his schtick.

    Y'all helped drain my savings account, for...
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    Awesome trailer!

    Awesome trailer!
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    Seconded. Elegy, also.

    Seconded. Elegy, also.
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    Haven't seen any of those, but Safe is on my...

    Haven't seen any of those, but Safe is on my list. Should check the others! I'd also love to see one of the episodes in Welsh, for fun, and to test my woeful Welsh....

    BTW, what was the novel?
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    Yes, I believe so, though there is indeed a Welsh...

    Yes, I believe so, though there is indeed a Welsh version. Every episode is indeed done twice, once in Welsh, once in English.
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    LOL. Aside from the landscape, it reminds me of...

    LOL. Aside from the landscape, it reminds me of rural Maine. Or, maybe, rural anywhere.
    I'm studying Welsh, so I enjoy the bits and pieces of the language....though I'd be lost in the Welsh...
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    Haven't heard it, but have heard some less than stellar reviews, mainly regarding unwanted vocals. Comments?
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    I am watching Hinterland on Netflix.... Did I...

    I am watching Hinterland on Netflix....

    Did I say that already, earlier?
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    Read that a while back....interested in your...

    Read that a while back....interested in your thoughts after you've finished it.

    Currently reading several books at once, as usual. The Messiaen Companion edited by Peter Hill. The Matter of Wales...
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