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    That trailer (Motherless Brooklyn) makes me very...

    That trailer (Motherless Brooklyn) makes me very nervous, because it was an excellent and very interior book.
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    He certainly brings the funk...

    He certainly brings the funk...
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    Notes from a former Who-obsessive geek here. ...

    Notes from a former Who-obsessive geek here.



    He wrote one song for the Happy Jack longplayer, "My Way", which is largely forgettable. (That album also contains one of two instrumentals Moon...
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    They do not intend to send replacement discs.

    The seriously f'd up thing about this is that (based on the cached page) they apparently intend to charge for the replacement audio - when people have...
  5. A few years before she died my Grandmother...

    A few years before she died my Grandmother visited us in California (from New York). In a restaurant parking lot she tripped and broke her hip, winding up in California much longer than she intended....
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    It only gets weirder, TC. And people are still...

    It only gets weirder, TC. And people are still arguing about what the last, two-part episode actually means.
  7. I think a few people are missing the point here...

    I think a few people are missing the point here ... this isn't just any old instrumental, it's themes from things.
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    Oops. That was meant to be "disbelief." I'll fix...

    Oops. That was meant to be "disbelief." I'll fix it.
  9. Damn... I had such a crush on Karen Valentine...

    Damn... I had such a crush on Karen Valentine...
  10. Brilliant instrumental followed by talking: ...

    Brilliant instrumental followed by talking:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zE-EMinj69o

    Or, here's a longer version without the talking:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Sy_MXRta8o

    Music...
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    As the late Gardner Dozois said, in a different...

    As the late Gardner Dozois said, in a different context, "Disbelief is meant to be suspended, not hanged by the neck until dead."
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    I grudgingly like Shyamalan. The first two movies...

    I grudgingly like Shyamalan. The first two movies were excellent - indeed, Unbreakable seems to me the best superhero movie I've seen. After that, I've seen only Signs (which I liked) and The...
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    H'mmm. Listening to that clip, Geddy's voice...

    H'mmm. Listening to that clip, Geddy's voice sounds OK to me except when he strains to reach the old screechy high notes. They've got the screech, but not the notes. If he ever goes out on the road...
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    You've got two days...

    You've got two days...
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    His talk on the Lady Gaga lawsuit is a brilliant...

    His talk on the Lady Gaga lawsuit is a brilliant takedown of why pop music mostly sucks today.
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    Not to mention Peter Gabriel's first album. ...

    Not to mention Peter Gabriel's first album.

    Turns out Wagner was on School's Out, too, and did the amazing guitar solo on "My Stars", and both Hunter and Wagner ghosted on "Billion Dollar Babies"...
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    I also have that special BDB release - frankly I...

    I also have that special BDB release - frankly I thought the band was pretty sloppy live. (By that time, Dick Wagner was backing them up in the studio.) But those ACB bands, except maybe Pretties for...
  18. The vocals are no more offputting than Hammill or...

    The vocals are no more offputting than Hammill or early Gabriel (imho)

    Or (for that matter) Fish...
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    Oh -- yeah ... If you like Magma and the improvs...

    Oh -- yeah ... If you like Magma and the improvs of "Double Duo" Krimson, try the Finnish group Hidria Spacefolk.
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    Fantastic Mr. Fox is effin' brilliant. It has a...

    Fantastic Mr. Fox is effin' brilliant. It has a really disturbing animated visual style and a razor wit.

    Has anyone out there seen The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot? I've got it on my...
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    Hunh. "Guitar and Pen" is one of my favorite...

    Hunh. "Guitar and Pen" is one of my favorite songs on Who Are You...And I think It's Hard is much, much better than Face Dances...
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    That was it!

    That was it!
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    This, now, is challenging: ...

    This, now, is challenging:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIMSbKU2oZM
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    Honestly, that Pouya Pour-Amin stuff sounds, to...

    Honestly, that Pouya Pour-Amin stuff sounds, to me, about as challenging as Kraftwerk.
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    I find it more rewarding to listen to Rice...

    I find it more rewarding to listen to Rice Krispies, though, in honor of a certain recently-banned member, I'll add that Cocoa Krispies are just as good.
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    (1) In addition to the tapes, one...

    <nerd hat>

    (1) In addition to the tapes, one of the reasons songs were dropped from the '73 Quadrophenia tour was because they involved lots of guitar changes.

    (2) The recent-ish Quad tour...
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    If I understand correctly, based on the same book...

    If I understand correctly, based on the same book that inspired Peter Gabriel's song "Intruder".
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    Yeshua meschiach, that's terrifying

    Yeshua meschiach, that's terrifying
  29. Yes, she has an excellent voice. And it doesn't...

    Yes, she has an excellent voice. And it doesn't sound squeaky or Minnie Mouse-ish to me at all.
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    Salem Hill. Start with Be (short songs,...

    Salem Hill. Start with Be (short songs, devastating concept album) or Mimi's Magic Moment (four longer pieces).

    After Crying. Start with Megalázottak És Megszomorítottak or Fold Es Eg....
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    Yeah, ummm, not so much. They have names derived...

    Yeah, ummm, not so much. They have names derived from Norse mythology, and most of them have the right X in the phrase "God of X". But the personalities are all wrong. In mythology, Thórr was a...
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    I've never heard a live version of "Zess". I've...

    I've never heard a live version of "Zess". I've only heard the studio version once, on YouTube.

    From that point of view - I think that this is a Magma masterpiece, as good as MDK or better. The...
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    Thank you. I love her voice.

    Thank you. I love her voice.
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    Reading a massive tome containing N.K. Jemisin's...

    Reading a massive tome containing N.K. Jemisin's first fantasy trilogy ("The Inheritance Trilogy"), plus an additional novella. I may strain my back lifting it. Jemisin is an incredibly original...
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    Akkkk.

    Akkkk.
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    Whoa - I didn't know Cemetery Dance was still...

    Whoa - I didn't know Cemetery Dance was still publishing!

    Congratulations.
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    Then credit Sir Terry Pratchett, not me; it's a...

    Then credit Sir Terry Pratchett, not me; it's a riff on something he said.
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    Wow - that animated putty thing is the true...

    Wow - that animated putty thing is the true origin of Claymation. Gumby's great-grandfather!
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    More power to you. To me, it's homogenized,...

    More power to you. To me, it's homogenized, extruded generic country-rock product, but I recognize that there's something there I just don't get. (See also my Led Zep thread.)



    Um, you're...
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    Fair enough, as far as it goes. But if I say...

    Fair enough, as far as it goes.

    But if I say that (for example) Quadrophenia is my favorite album by the Who, or even that it is one of about five albums that never fail to do "it" for me when I...
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    I review books. I rarely if ever state that one...

    I review books. I rarely if ever state that one book is "better" than another - I consider such comparisons, well, invidious. Though in fairness I must admit that, when I post my reviews on...
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    Why do you rank?

    This came up for me on another form where people are obsessively "ranking" King Crimson albums.

    Art is not a sport where one wins at the expense of another; it is not a zero-sum game. Why does...
  43. I think it's better than videos I've seen of...

    I think it's better than videos I've seen of current-Yes playing their old stuff - if only the tempo. But not only the temp. I think she's got a fabulous voice, and I love how she doesn't strain for...
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    Finished Beloved. Just ...wow. Beautiful,...

    Finished Beloved. Just ...wow. Beautiful, emotional, and creepy AF.

    (Now reading some junk food books.)
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    Condor was beautiful. On the balls: The only...

    Condor was beautiful.

    On the balls: The only "trick" with the strings is their lengths. I could be wrong but I *think* they're arranged in lengths related to well-tempered tuning.
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    It's a collection of ten songs he wrote for...

    It's a collection of ten songs he wrote for movies, not included on any of his solo albums except for "In Your Eyes", which is an alternate mix or take or something.
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    ^^^ Somehow they always make me think of Linda...

    ^^^ Somehow they always make me think of Linda Ronstadt...
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    While there is no Gabriel album I don't like*, UP...

    While there is no Gabriel album I don't like*, UP is the one that took me longest to love. (I haven't picked up "Rated PG" yet, though.) Having listened to it enough times I did; and now I don't...
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    About halfway through Toni Morrison's Beloved. I...

    About halfway through Toni Morrison's Beloved. I don't often read Nobel prize winning books. This one actually probably deserved it.
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    ...mind you, I really like After Crying.

    ...mind you, I really like After Crying.
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    Just doesn't get it...

    Just doesn't get it...
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    ...after hearing those clips I'm wavering...

    ...after hearing those clips I'm wavering...
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    ^^^ but the 1989 tour drummer was not Kenney...

    ^^^ but the 1989 tour drummer was not Kenney Jones, it was Simon Phillips, who was a better match for the Who (but not for what I think of, these days, as the Keith Moon Memorial Orchestra).
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnpY46lOTX4

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnpY46lOTX4
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    Quite lovely...

    Quite lovely...
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    ^^ Lansdale is a national treasure. Currently...

    ^^ Lansdale is a national treasure.

    Currently reading Letters from Amherst, by Samuel R. Delany. Five long, chatty letters from the '80s and '90s. Very amiable, personal stuff. Probably not...
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    John Carpenter's The Thing. Creepy as af. Plus, I...

    John Carpenter's The Thing. Creepy as af. Plus, I got unexpectedly jumped by at least one spring-loaded cat (which this movie does not rely heavily on). I haven't seen the Howard Hawkes version...
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    No. He did not. He was touring keyboardist for...

    No. He did not. He was touring keyboardist for "Simon Dupree and the Big Sound," but when they morphed into Gentle Giant, Elton was never considered as a possibility: too piano-centric for the...
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    Then there is hope for a Dushanbe reunion?

    Then there is hope for a Dushanbe reunion?
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    Exactly. He may be a genius for all I know, but...

    Exactly. He may be a genius for all I know, but he's such an asshole that I can't give his music a fair listen.
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