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    Me, too!

    Me, too!
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    Does your dog bite?

    Does your dog bite?
  3. I think we can now close this thread. BTW I...

    I think we can now close this thread.


    BTW I saw this tour, and was 16 years old at the time, if I recall. It was okay, but.....no clowns.

    I honestly expected more, even at that tender...
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    Big fan of Sibelius, one of my Grandma's...

    Big fan of Sibelius, one of my Grandma's favorites. Been digging it since I was pre-teen, actually.

    As for Hindustani classical music, Bannerjee is my favorite Sitar player. His alaps are...
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    That Coleman vid is sweet. Love that stuff, man....

    That Coleman vid is sweet. Love that stuff, man. Nothing like it.
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    "What You Have Heard is True" by Carolyn Forche,...

    "What You Have Heard is True" by Carolyn Forche, poet and anthologist, etc.
    Harrowing memoir of the El Salvador situation in the seventies. Excellent book.
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    Great news, and I too was concerned.....you're a...

    Great news, and I too was concerned.....you're a fixture here, man, though we've not met. Take it easy.
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    sad.

    sad.
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    there's already a thread.......FWIW.

    there's already a thread.......FWIW.
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    Only in the places where the Hi Fi Geeks have...

    Only in the places where the Hi Fi Geeks have peeed in it.
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    Auto-Buy.

    Auto-Buy.
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    Yeah, that early piano lesson is a revelation. ...

    Yeah, that early piano lesson is a revelation. Think about how well she executed Schumann, etc., and then think about her mastery of so many jazz styles......I saw her do a solo piano piece years...
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    Really awesome stuff. I've loved everything she's...

    Really awesome stuff. I've loved everything she's done, and I'm partial to the Trio stuff with AJ (who, unfortunately, reportedly is in assisted living after a stroke--very sad news, as he is my...
  14. Noura dodged a bullet.....what a box of rocks she...

    Noura dodged a bullet.....what a box of rocks she was.
  15. I got the European volume. It's got much to...

    I got the European volume. It's got much to recommend it. But--no page numbers, and it's definitely self-published, so the formatting is sometimes wonky. Still, for those with the patience to...
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    The new Coltrane. The new Led Bib "It's...

    The new Coltrane. The new Led Bib "It's Morning." Per Mathison Sounds of Three-Edition 2. And Elektric Band's "Paint the World," used, for $1.99!
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    Yeah, my thoughts pretty much exactly. He also...

    Yeah, my thoughts pretty much exactly. He also involves his audience, which is cool. For all the strangeness you'd think would be there with the crazy LRONH association, he seems pretty down to...
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    Love these guys..... Also, Exhivision and FazJaz.

    Love these guys.....
    Also, Exhivision and FazJaz.
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    Finished the first two seasons of Dark. Waiting...

    Finished the first two seasons of Dark. Waiting for the third!
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    Cornish Suds? Sounds good to me!

    Cornish Suds? Sounds good to me!
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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.
  34. 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
  39. 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......
  40. 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......
  42. Pretty killer cover.

    Pretty killer cover.
  43. 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...
  53. 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.
  56. 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......
  57. 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...
  58. 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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