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    If "less music" is what you are looking for you...

    If "less music" is what you are looking for you should come to my festival! It will only take up 3 to 4 hours of your time each night, along with an optional "Pay What You Can" matinee on Sunday...
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    It's not all bad news, Yves. Bergevin *was* able...

    It's not all bad news, Yves. Bergevin *was* able to snag the 18th-rated prospect in last month's draft. Shockingly, he was still available when it came time for the Habs to announce their 3rd overall...
  3. Kenny Rogers played at our jazz festival last...

    Kenny Rogers played at our jazz festival last month as part of his farewell tour. According to a review in the next day's newspaper he criticized the audience at one point for its poor singalong...
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    While the large number of blowouts in this year's...

    While the large number of blowouts in this year's playoffs have kind of sucked, I don't really have a problem with "superteams" in general and I think the competitive balance problems have been...
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    And don't forget the Celtics (via Brooklyn) have...

    And don't forget the Celtics (via Brooklyn) have the best odds to get the first overall pick in today's draft lottery.

    That comes after getting the third overall pick from Brooklyn last year. And...
  6. There were two unrelated Musk Oxen in recent...

    There were two unrelated Musk Oxen in recent years: a defunct Toronto-based band led by banjo player Mike Smith, and an Ottawa-based band led by guitarist Nathanael Larochette. Both very good, but...
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    They're about as far from tanking as you could...

    They're about as far from tanking as you could possibly get, having gone 11-30 in the first half and then 26-10 in the second half (with five games remaining).

    Golden State (28-8) and San Antonio...
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    Would you believe there's still one Sam the...

    Would you believe there's still one Sam the Record Man left in Canada? It's in the Quinte Mall in Belleville, Ontario.
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    In a rather surprising development, tiny Sunrise...

    In a rather surprising development, tiny Sunrise Records - which operates 9 stores in Ontario - have announced that they will be buying and taking over 70 HMV stores across Canada. Best of luck to...
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    Well, it's *highly* unlikely they would have been...

    Well, it's *highly* unlikely they would have been able to acquire Patrick Roy had the team remained in Quebec. And without Roy those two Cups likely wouldn't have happened either.
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    Yeah, HMV was barely a music retailer at all for...

    Yeah, HMV was barely a music retailer at all for the last few years. They were primarily a DVD store, then came posters, T-shirts, graphic novels, and assorted pop culture collectibles. The place to...
  12. Why? Nearly everything on that list is something...

    Why? Nearly everything on that list is something one would have to actively seek out in order to be exposed to. I have six different FM station presets on my car stereo which I listen to regularly...
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    I don't, but I'm continually amazed by the...

    I don't, but I'm continually amazed by the breadth of licenced characters available when I see them in stores.
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    Genesis: Invisible Touch on cassette, purchased...

    Genesis: Invisible Touch on cassette, purchased as a new release in 1986.
    Yes: Union on CD, purchased at a flea market for 5 bucks in 1992.
    Crimson: ITCOTCK on cassette, also purchased at a flea...
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    Ordered numerous (dozens, maybe even 100+?) CDs...

    Ordered numerous (dozens, maybe even 100+?) CDs from them via Amazon or Ebay over the years and have never had any problems. Average shipping time to Canada is about 2 weeks.
  16. I don't dispute that some people like to collect...

    I don't dispute that some people like to collect them. Just like some people like to collect bottle caps, empty beer cans, matchbooks, or cigar bands. Still, most people consider them garbage.

    I...
  17. Do you apply the same logic to the shrinkwrap?...

    Do you apply the same logic to the shrinkwrap? Because that's basically what the obi is. Part of the packaging; not part of the product.
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    Clean Feed usually runs a big back catalog sale...

    Clean Feed usually runs a big back catalog sale every February, putting nearly everything more than 3-4 years old on sale for about 6 Euros including shipping. A good time to stock up.
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    Sad to hear, but not unexpected. One of my...

    Sad to hear, but not unexpected. One of my favourite artists from the 1960s Blue Note scene. He had been battling emphysema for many years and continued performing on stage hooked up to an oxygen...
  20. Boris North American Tour in August

    Japan's finest stoner/metal band Boris are about a week into their current North American tour. Caught them in Toronto two years ago, but am probably a bit too busy at work right now for a road-trip...
  21. Apparently there's a Finnish electronic duo...

    Apparently there's a Finnish electronic duo called Adam & Eve. I'll pick them if I can claim all other bands as off-shoots.
  22. In 2019 Fripp will release the 30th anniversary...

    In 2019 Fripp will release the 30th anniversary editions of the 1989 "Definitive Edition" remasters.
  23. Guitarist/sitarist Jerry Johansson had quite a...

    Guitarist/sitarist Jerry Johansson had quite a few post-Grovjobb albums. I only ever heard "Next Door Conversation" (sitar + tambura + classical string quartet).
  24. They played here in Ottawa last year but I passed...

    They played here in Ottawa last year but I passed considering the $60 ticket price (and 90-minute round trip between my house and the venue).

    Sorry, had to chuckle when I read "uncanny resemblance...
  25. Yeah, I own (or have owned) about 50-60 FMP...

    Yeah, I own (or have owned) about 50-60 FMP releases (admittedly Brotzmann & Schlippenbach probably make up about half of that) but almost $12 for downloads is crazy IMO. Maybe for something that was...
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    The skeptic in me says Ottawa made the deal...

    The skeptic in me says Ottawa made the deal because it helps them "spend to the cap" without actually spending the money, since Brassard had a front-loaded deal with a $5M cap hit for the next three...
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    Yeah, they added Durant but lost Barnes, Bogut,...

    Yeah, they added Durant but lost Barnes, Bogut, Elezi, and Speights. That's a whole lot of frontcourt depth gone. They could still make more moves but at this point it looks like Green starts at...
  28. Yeah, but he drank from the holy grail so he was...

    Yeah, but he drank from the holy grail so he was practically immortal anyway.
  29. That's not really accurate. The bassist and...

    That's not really accurate. The bassist and drummer for UTO played on the very first Runaway Totem album way back in 1992 but otherwise the two bands have nothing to do with each other.

    Would you...
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    More free agent news: Dwyane Wade to Chicago....

    More free agent news:

    Dwyane Wade to Chicago.

    Pau Gasol to San Antonio.

    Dwight Howard to Atlanta.

    Luol Deng to LA Lakers.
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    The free agent dollars are flowing like crazy in...

    The free agent dollars are flowing like crazy in the NBA, with guys who weren't even top-8 rotation players last season commanding $8M-$10M per year contracts.

    $9.0M for Jerryd Bayless? $9.5M for...
  32. There's a bit of historical revisionism here, I...

    There's a bit of historical revisionism here, I think. DFA had already generated quite a bit of buzz in the Internet prog community well before appearing at NearFest - it's likely why they were...
  33. Lots of defections to go see the overlapping...

    Lots of defections to go see the overlapping Charlie Hunter show, most likely.



    He got the best response when he wasn't even trying to be funny, introducing the song "Peterborough":

    "This...
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    Weber is the better player *right now*, but is...

    Weber is the better player *right now*, but is four years older, probably only has a couple peak years left, and has a horrible albatross of a contract with a $7.8M cap hit through to age 41....
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    The roster for the US Olympic team was announced...

    The roster for the US Olympic team was announced earlier this week, featuring DeMar DeRozan, DeMarcus Cousins, DeAndre Jordan, DeKyrie Irving, DeKlay Thompson, DeKyle Lowry, DeJimmy Butler, DeKevin...
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    1 CD from Canada to US costs me $5.70, and from...

    1 CD from Canada to US costs me $5.70, and from Canada to the rest of the world is $8.80.

    We've been lucky that as Canada Post has raised their rates in recent years they have also raised the...
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    The Bulls traded Derrick Rose and change to New...

    The Bulls traded Derrick Rose and change to New York for Robin Lopez, Jose Calderon, and change.

    Not sure what to make of this trade. Rose is a former MVP whose career has largely gone down the...
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    This is month-old "news" but just saw this on the...

    This is month-old "news" but just saw this on the Eremite Records website:

    MARCO ENEIDI, 1956>2016

    the eremite family grieves the death of marco eneidi. marco passed away 24 may in pleasanton,...
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    Really? After six consecutive double-digit...

    Really? After six consecutive double-digit victories, and most of them blowouts?

    Oddest stat: *If* Golden State loses game 7 they would finish the playoffs with the same number of losses as they...
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    The expansion fee is mind-boggling when compared...

    The expansion fee is mind-boggling when compared to Forbes Magazine's franchise valuations (only 11 of 30 teams with an estimated worth more than $500M) or the actual sale prices of teams that have...
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    I still listen to and buy mostly physical media....

    I still listen to and buy mostly physical media. My digital music collection is limited to the download codes that came with LPs and a few 'pay what you want' downloads of things which were never...
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    Or just start earlier. My preferred schedule: ...

    Or just start earlier. My preferred schedule:

    Regular Season: September 15th to March 15th (vs. actual October 7th to April 10th this year)
    1st Round of Playoffs: Last 2 weeks of March
    2nd...
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    Me too. I've found the games mostly unwatchable...

    Me too. I've found the games mostly unwatchable and haven't been able to make it through an entire game yet.
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    Busiest off-season coaching carousel ever? ...

    Busiest off-season coaching carousel ever?

    June 2, 2016 The New York Knicks hired Jeff Hornacek as Head Coach.

    June 1, 2016 The Houston Rockets hired Mike D'Antoni as Head Coach.

    May...
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    So we're all in agreement that Jordan was still...

    So we're all in agreement that Jordan was still playing at an elite level at an age when most players have either already retired or entered a significant decline? And you're argument is that that...
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    I can't decide if you're just playing devil's...

    I can't decide if you're just playing devil's advocate here or really are this dense. But in case it's the latter, the overwhelming majority of players in *every* sport hit their statistical peak...
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    Damn, am I ever sick of hearing that "Seven...

    Damn, am I ever sick of hearing that "Seven Nation Army" cheer at NBA games! Has to be the worst crowd cheer in the history of sports. Even the execrable "Ole Ole Ole" would be preferable.
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    Bill Russell made it to 10 in a row and 12 in 13...

    Bill Russell made it to 10 in a row and 12 in 13 years, winning 11 times. Albeit in a much smaller league with only two playoff rounds for much of that streak.



    He's 2 for 6 in Finals...
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    So you're saying there's hope for the Leafs next...

    So you're saying there's hope for the Leafs next year?
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    Um... 1972-73 Boston Celtics 68-14,...

    Um...

    1972-73 Boston Celtics 68-14, Lost in Eastern Conference Final
    2006-07 Dallas Mavericks 67-15, Lost in First Round
    2015-16 San Antonio Spurs 67-15, Lost in Second Round...
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    The Raptors can't get any respect. Here was a fan...

    The Raptors can't get any respect. Here was a fan poll at cbssports.com yesterday:

    Who do you think will win the NBA Championship?

    * Warriors
    * Thunder
    * Cavaliers
    * Other
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    So it's not exactly news since it happened back...

    So it's not exactly news since it happened back in February, but I just found out that Jazz Record Mart ended up closing rather than moving earlier this year. Koester cited a whopping $12,000/month...
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    After their 10-72 season, Sixers president of...

    After their 10-72 season, Sixers president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo has indicated an interest in trading their first round pick, which can't be lower than 4th.

    The Sixers would...
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    Still better than the Sens trading away the...

    Still better than the Sens trading away the Tarasenko pick for David Rundblad because "none of the available prospects were good enough to bother drafting that high".
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    My preference would be for all non-playoff teams...

    My preference would be for all non-playoff teams to have an equal shot at the top-3 picks, with the restriction that a team can only have one top-3 pick in any 3-year period. Picks 4 through 14 could...
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    I still remember this quote from a classmate's...

    I still remember this quote from a classmate's presentation in English class: "Robert Frost was born from 1874 to 1963."
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    Agreed. Florida had 47 wins and 35 losses in the...

    Agreed. Florida had 47 wins and 35 losses in the regular season, Tampa 46 wins and 36 losses, and the Islanders 45 wins and 37 losses. Can hardly be considered an upset for the Islanders to beat...
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    Hard to believe Chicago, Anaheim, and LA all went...

    Hard to believe Chicago, Anaheim, and LA all went out in the first round. I assume most people's playoff pools are pretty much toast now.

    Can one of the long under-achieving Sharks or Blues take...
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    CDs For Sale on Discogs

    I currently have about 150 CDs up for sale at Discogs - mostly prog, jazz, and world music - and will likely continue adding more regularly as I look to aggressively downsize my collection this year....
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    They did it: 73-9. A new record! And Kobe gets...

    They did it: 73-9. A new record!

    And Kobe gets 60 points in his final game!
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