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  1. You went to school with Dean Kamen?

    You went to school with Dean Kamen?
  2. Sounds like a Tom Waits song.

    Sounds like a Tom Waits song.
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    Thanks, it *is* good.

    Thanks, it *is* good.
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    I tend to agree. The people who fund this site,...

    I tend to agree. The people who fund this site, OTOH, disagree. As is their right.

    What's sad to me -- if I may be allowed one commentary -- is that established science has become controversial...
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    Individual file XREF data (I believe it's called)...

    Individual file XREF data (I believe it's called) can be edited any way you want. You might have to edit both the "album artist" and the "track artist" -- the former may be "various artists."
    ...
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    I mentioned his comments did not detract from his...

    I mentioned his comments did not detract from his very fine Zeitgeist album. I simply said I was surprised at such fringe opinions.

    BTW I did not think PE's terms of service covered established...
  7. Maybe you were IGNORING him?

    Maybe you were IGNORING him?
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    The careful way Frank phrased his comments, and...

    The careful way Frank phrased his comments, and the fact that he had second thoughts about including them -- and then third thoughts and decided to include them afterall -- these indicate to me that...
  9. Not dangerous, but I did something similar when I...

    Not dangerous, but I did something similar when I built the Revell Visible V-8. Couldn't wait for the glue to dry, started turning the driveshaft.

    Ended up with a pile of gooey parts.
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    Yes, a most interesting interview! I would never...

    Yes, a most interesting interview! I would never have guessed Frank was a climate change denier.

    That does not diminish my respect for his music and the Zeitgeist project in particular.
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    Kind of like "Cunning Stunts"? Besides, I think...

    Kind of like "Cunning Stunts"? Besides, I think spoonerisms are a subset of the set known as "puns." A good pun is its own reword.
  13. I'm going to get you a custom printed sweatshirt...

    I'm going to get you a custom printed sweatshirt for Xmas.
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    Don't hate the Dutch because somebody broke into...

    Don't hate the Dutch because somebody broke into the mail.
    https://memestatic1.fjcdn.com/thumbnails/comments/Dutch+hater+_f2af4fa038f309d4aa1d35a9d4dc4c30.png
  15. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

    The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
  16. Thank god for abcessed teeth.

    Thank god for abcessed teeth.
  17. Wow, what a labor of love. I'll sit down and...

    Wow, what a labor of love. I'll sit down and read the whole thing as soon as I can squeak out a week or two. I like the fact that there are PITCHURS! :)
  18. Seattle has a store with the same aesthetic....

    Seattle has a store with the same aesthetic.
    https://mcphee.com/
  19. ^^^THAT's funny!!!!:) :)

    ^^^THAT's funny!!!!:) :)
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    They're instantly forgettable -- unlike Oxygene.

    They're instantly forgettable -- unlike Oxygene.
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    Felsenstein's "tribute" to Jarre does a...

    Felsenstein's "tribute" to Jarre does a remarkable job of recreating the synthesizer sounds from his early albums. The constructs are a bit fuzzier and softer than Jarre's -- like the gentler...
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    https://img.discogs.com/LMB7VLUh91M8HR8RwL8WxJddRK...

    https://img.discogs.com/LMB7VLUh91M8HR8RwL8WxJddRKY=/fit-in/300x300/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(40)/discogs-images/R-3679869-1340088483-5033.jpeg.jpg
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    Had me fooled!

    Had me fooled!
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    Who was the cpmposer Univers Zero kept...

    Who was the cpmposer Univers Zero kept referencing, the one nobody could find anything by? Huybrechts or something?
  25. You are joking, correct? Back at ya.

    You are joking, correct? Back at ya.
  26. Yamishogun is either a paid spokesman for NR or...

    Yamishogun is either a paid spokesman for NR or he's on so much of it that it's affected his objectivity. Don't believe everything you read -- and don't believe ANYTHING Yamishogun writes.
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    How "progressive" is it to be stuck in the 1970s?

    How "progressive" is it to be stuck in the 1970s?
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    Brahms sonata for cello and piano, Janos Starker,...

    Brahms sonata for cello and piano, Janos Starker, cello. This piece is still one of the most beautiful melodies I know.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLcX5vYsfNg
  29. if you’ve got snow, you need to hold the antenna...

    if you’ve got snow, you need to hold the antenna higher.
  30. Liar. We too used to make slingshots out of...

    Liar.

    We too used to make slingshots out of rubber bands and straightened-out paper clips. You could zing those suckers into a sheetrock wall -- and they'd stick. We also made blowguns out of...
  31. Yeah. Uh, no.

    Yeah. Uh, no.
  32. Thread: BBC Sessons

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    I think if George hadn't been paired with the two...

    I think if George hadn't been paired with the two dudes he ended up with, he would've starred in whatever band he put together and would've been lauded as one of the great songwriters of his...
  33. Thread: BBC Sessons

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    Beatles?

    Beatles?
  34. No, after he gave up corporal punishment and...

    No, after he gave up corporal punishment and tried "the carrot" instead, I discovered he was actually a pretty cool guy.

    He had a hell of a big lawn though :(
  35. Oh, I spent MANY an afternoon in Mr. Malnati's...

    Oh, I spent MANY an afternoon in Mr. Malnati's office getting my bare bottom paddled.

    Never changed my behavior.

    He eventually gave up and befriended me. I ended up mowing his lawn.:roll
  36. For YEARS after seat belts were introduced, my...

    For YEARS after seat belts were introduced, my mom used to slam us in our chests at stop lights with her right arm. It was habit.
  37. https://i.redd.it/3f6pk0ltfooy.png

    https://i.redd.it/3f6pk0ltfooy.png
  38. Weenie. A few years ago I returned to the...

    Weenie. A few years ago I returned to the neighborhood where I grew up, and used the odometer on my car to check the distance I walked every single day between home and elementary school. It was...
  39. Thread: BBC Sessons

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    Maybe this is the problem. I think the...

    Maybe this is the problem. I think the importance of The Beatles started when they went beyond "pure rock and roll."

    Me.
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    No, but there's none of the care George Martin...

    No, but there's none of the care George Martin heaped on the real Beatles catalog.
  41. Not only sledding and inner tubing, but homemade...

    Not only sledding and inner tubing, but homemade go-karts when it wasn't snowy. My dad & I built one that was so heavy, I couldn't push it up Cornell. I couldn't stop it either.

    Oh, and I used...
  42. Cornell Avenue is a steep, steep hill about 7...

    Cornell Avenue is a steep, steep hill about 7 blocks long. It ends in a busy intersection.
  43. We scraped sparklers. At scout camp, we held...

    We scraped sparklers.

    At scout camp, we held competitions for axe throwing, into a tree. If you didn't hit it dead-on, it glanced off and went... elsewhere.
  44. To this day, I blame my parents' 1965 Buick...

    To this day, I blame my parents' 1965 Buick station wagon with the rear window that rolled down for my ovbious drain bamage. Carbon monoxide poisoning.
  45. I remember riding my bike to Seward Park, about...

    I remember riding my bike to Seward Park, about 13 miles from where we lived, when I was eight or nine. And I rode the bus -- alone -- into the U. District (20 mi.) to go record shopping when I was...
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    For god's sake why? They're raw, they're poorly...

    For god's sake why? They're raw, they're poorly recorded, they're mono, they're before The Beatles developed their own sound so they sound exactly like every other beat group. I find these tracks...
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    Wow. Even further removed from SM than Karl...

    Wow. Even further removed from SM than Karl Jenkins. This stuff sounds like Terry Riley!
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    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/7...

    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71uAT3pZxUL._SX522_.jpg For an atheist, this guy sure sings a lot of Jesus songs. :roll
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    Nor our own Michael Dawson...

    Nor our own Michael Dawson, a.k.a. Mister Triscuits, a.k.a. Biffy The Elephant Shrew.
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    Since you did not provide a link:...

    Since you did not provide a link:
    https://richardmichaeldawson.bandcamp.com/album/2020

    I HATE when things are described as "Beefheartian" when they bear no resemblance to Captain Beefheart. ...
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    Fair enough. Maybe she got some bad legal advice...

    Fair enough. Maybe she got some bad legal advice :roll
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    I'm not sure it's a "self-erasing mediatic...

    I'm not sure it's a "self-erasing mediatic suicide"... she's been cracking down on counterfeit goods. She's been protecting her copyrights & trademarks (which you have to do to maintain them). ...
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    The article linked above is from 2008. All of...

    The article linked above is from 2008. All of these lawsuits and attempts to remove Wendy's music, album covers and name from the internet date from about that time or before.

    Shortly after that,...
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    Didn't Wendy buy back all her masters? Serendip...

    Didn't Wendy buy back all her masters? Serendip LLC is probably Wendy herself. A letter from Serendip was signed "A. Franklin," which would be Annemarie Franklin, Wendy's business partner.Yeah. ...
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    The musical examples Carlos demonstrates at the...

    The musical examples Carlos demonstrates at the end of the Moog 900 Series Demo Album presage "Sonic Seasonings" by five years. Although fragmentary, her sketches show she was already well ahead of...
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    And yet, that pretty much DEFINES Krautrock and...

    And yet, that pretty much DEFINES Krautrock and we love Krautrock! Go figure.
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    Yes, I discovered that. Downloaded a copy at...

    Yes, I discovered that. Downloaded a copy at iTunes for $5.99. Yay.

    That still leaves several student works unaccounted for. Sadly, the consensus seems to be that Carlos "no longer...
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    I'd like to turn to Wendy's music, with a...

    I'd like to turn to Wendy's music, with a question for perhaps you John Diliberto.

    We know Wendy wrote several electronic pieces at Columbia-Princeton, pre-Moog.Has any of this pre-synthesizer...
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    Pennzoil?!? Ah, what I wouldn't give to get...

    Pennzoil?!? Ah, what I wouldn't give to get Pennzoil. When I was a lad, we had to SCRAPE the used car oil off the garage floor with a butter knife.
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