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    I always enjoyed the NEARFest reviews. Yanks...

    I always enjoyed the NEARFest reviews. Yanks would put together this long and comprehensive review of the entire weekend...and then Lino would come in and utterly disagree on one band. It happened...
  2. I finished Mark Blake's Floyd history, Pigs Might...

    I finished Mark Blake's Floyd history, Pigs Might Fly. All of the Floyds come off as difficult/stubborn individuals (except for Nick) but DAMN, Roger has always taken it a notch or two higher. He got...
  3. But, if I understand this correctly, that would...

    But, if I understand this correctly, that would be only of the stuff done by the trio and thus nothing before Hackett's departure. I think that on this board, we'd want the Gabriel/Hackett years...
  4. Thread: Joe Bussard Dies

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    His enthusiasm was infectious and his knowledge...

    His enthusiasm was infectious and his knowledge of pre-war music was astonishing. RIP you ornery old goat!
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    I can't think of a relatively close game I've...

    I can't think of a relatively close game I've seen in the past 15 years that didn't have at least two bad calls. It's the nature of the game and why blame the officials if your team failed in another...
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    We watched the premiere of the Interview with the...

    We watched the premiere of the Interview with the Vampire series on AMC. Wow, a real lush production and the narration really captures Rice's ornate prose. BUT, those who got upset up black elves on...
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    Did I say your name three times? I don't think...

    Did I say your name three times? I don't think so. The dark fire will not avail you, go back to the Shadow!

    Um, John, new album? WTF, when did that happen?
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    Speaking of concussions, that protester that ran...

    Speaking of concussions, that protester that ran on the field on MNF should be waking up about now.
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    One thing that I think has changed in the last...

    One thing that I think has changed in the last few years is that we are dealing with far less trolls and miscreants. There's still arguments but the real shit-stirrers (knock on wood) are pretty much...
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    I interact with a lot of PE friends on Facebook...

    I interact with a lot of PE friends on Facebook but it's not the same. The conversations are limited because you just don't have the space and the interface is a clusterfuck
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    I left it a while ago - just one member left...

    I left it a while ago - just one member left raging against the dying light.
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    The alien criminal also listens to a lot of 80s...

    The alien criminal also listens to a lot of 80s metal as well. I have seen The Hidden a few times and it's a gem.
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    For those with a Washington Post subscription (if...

    For those with a Washington Post subscription (if not, clear your cookies). If nothing else, this should cause Carlberg some conniptions.
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    Definitely the birth of Mt Doom. Sauron needs his...

    Definitely the birth of Mt Doom. Sauron needs his forge and now he's got it. The episode was incredible.
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    Tots and pears, gentlemen. At least you can see...

    Tots and pears, gentlemen. At least you can see the new Interview with a Vampire after the Walking Dumb.
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    I have FB friends of several PE members but I...

    I have FB friends of several PE members but I still keep browser tab open for PE at all times.
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    I think I need to hunt down The VVitch for...

    I think I need to hunt down The VVitch for another watch for October. Black Phillip is my spirit animal...
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    Amadeus is one of my all time favorites. I'm...

    Amadeus is one of my all time favorites.

    I'm interested in seeing what TCM is going to do on Monday nights in October. Looks like Ben and the guy they had last year are doing horror movies again...
  19. For the past few years I've been diligent in...

    For the past few years I've been diligent in walking for exercise. But all summer my left ankle (I broke it 6 years ago) has been strained and hurting. Sometime in the spring I kinda twisted my right...
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    Now THERE was a well-written show. So many...

    Now THERE was a well-written show. So many glorious scumbags but Boyd was special.
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    My feeling is that this episode felt like three...

    My feeling is that this episode felt like three episodes compressed into one. The three criminals set upon Harrenhal - that tale alone was worth at least a full 20-30 minutes with the tension...
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    The plot for Avatar was a retread but the effects...

    The plot for Avatar was a retread but the effects were quite novel and the final battle was pretty gripping stuff. Cameron really knows how to nail an action scene. I said it before and I'll say it...
  23. Thread: JAZZ Discussion

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    Rick Beato takes a look at Bud Powell ...

    Rick Beato takes a look at Bud Powell


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5oVWVH43Dc
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    I've got a twelve of Hacker Pschorr Marzen and...

    I've got a twelve of Hacker Pschorr Marzen and it's right on track. I'd say your sense of taste is still a little out of line. No worries, it will come back and hopefully in time for the holiday ales.
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    I listened on Bandcamp - it's a great album. I'll...

    I listened on Bandcamp - it's a great album. I'll be ordering the CD soon.
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    This!

    This!
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    All leading up to Alan Tudyk greatest role, Dr....

    All leading up to Alan Tudyk greatest role, Dr. Harry Vanderspeigle
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    I really liked the movie as well but the trope of...

    I really liked the movie as well but the trope of the slim girl who kicks ass was something Joss had worn out by then. My favorite line from Firefly: My days of not taking you seriously are certainly...
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    There was a warts n' all biography of Wenner and...

    There was a warts n' all biography of Wenner and RS magazine a few years ago. Wenner was very cooperative but he was NOT pleased with the result. I wonder if this is a counter to that book.
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    I watched the first two episodes of the...

    I watched the first two episodes of the documentary series Welcome to Wrexham. Damn, this is gripping. I'm going all in on this one.
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    I'm still trying to figure out that bit of...

    I'm still trying to figure out that bit of programming.
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    Correct me if I am wrong my fellow pedants, but I...

    Correct me if I am wrong my fellow pedants, but I think Harry is the only one who has been anywhere near actual combat.
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    Why was the queen not at that quickie wedding at...

    Why was the queen not at that quickie wedding at the end and instead catching Cristan about to commit suicide in the Godswood?
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    I think it was a pretty impressive episode. I had...

    I think it was a pretty impressive episode. I had assumed from Daemon's previous problem in the brothel that he just couldn't finish but in this episode it appears that he couldn't even rise to the...
  35. Thread: Tull Binge

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    Tull is always a fall/winter binge for me.

    Tull is always a fall/winter binge for me.
  36. Thread: Snarky Puppy

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    I'll get the CD - $50 for the vinyl?

    I'll get the CD - $50 for the vinyl?
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    Finally watched last Friday's ep. The entire...

    Finally watched last Friday's ep. The entire scene in the Orc trench was harrowing. I'm not paying attention much to the names of the directors but they know how to film an action scene. I also loved...
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    Yup, there's a good 'un

    Yup, there's a good 'un
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    For the record, I liked White Lotus but it wasn't...

    For the record, I liked White Lotus but it wasn't the best in its category. My wife is a recovering awards show junkie. Part of it is the fashion, but she's had it with all the self-serving...
  40. I have no doubt that Rory, on a good night, could...

    I have no doubt that Rory, on a good night, could give anyone trouble. But I have the boot of Aerosmith at the same venue a year later and they pretty much gave no quarter to whoever else was on the...
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    I was in the Twin Cities over the weekend and had...

    I was in the Twin Cities over the weekend and had this at a friend's audio store: https://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/p/21593/bruichladdich-classic-laddie-scottish-barley I thought it was a little...
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    At least he makes it look like he knows how to...

    At least he makes it look like he knows how to hold it like he can play it, unlike those famous people that haven't a clue.
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    We saw Top Gun: Maverick last night in a real...

    We saw Top Gun: Maverick last night in a real theater. It was the first time we had been in a theater in three years. Definitely a movie you want to see in a theater instead of at home. Highly...
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    The US news channels are locked in on practically...

    The US news channels are locked in on practically nonstop coverage/speculating/commentary. I can't imagine how insane the coverage in the UK is.
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    As a Yank, disrespect for the institution is...

    As a Yank, disrespect for the institution is hard-wired in me. Nonetheless, the ritual and pageantry are fascinating. A good friend who is English (and vehemently anti-monarchy) says by all accounts...
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    Broke toes are a bitch. I broke two in college.

    We plan to get our next booster this next week - we have a wedding coming up at the end of the month.
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    I thought her reaction to the boar was a classic...

    I thought her reaction to the boar was a classic fight or flight reaction. Her father would have hit the "flight" button. She hit "fight".
  48. Thread: MLB 2022

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    And now we know why David Ortiz is always...

    And now we know why David Ortiz is always smiling. Seriously, the sportswriters and sports programming are generally biased on covering anything in the Northeast and California. That's where the...
  49. I saw this tour at a packed arena in Bismarck ND....

    I saw this tour at a packed arena in Bismarck ND. The crowd was spirited and Rush responding by delivering the goods. I remember being particularly impressed with Geddy's playing that night. I'd love...
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    Yeah, that had some inventiveness to it.

    Yeah, that had some inventiveness to it.
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    I just realized what this iteration is missing....

    I just realized what this iteration is missing. There is absolutely no one with a sense of humor. I'm not expecting a reboot of Tyrion, but come on. Everyone here is just grim, grim, grim.
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    I read that there were strict restrictions on...

    I read that there were strict restrictions on using anything from the Silmarillion as well. Amazon's rights only extend to the appendices. The showrunners worked with the estate on what liberties...
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    We watched 1917 last night and it was incredible....

    We watched 1917 last night and it was incredible. It plays like it's one continuous shot and the tension is often unbearable. Ye gods, WWI was a gruesome mess.
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    They're keeping it very PG, thus dashing my hopes...

    They're keeping it very PG, thus dashing my hopes for some Elvish skin.
  55. Thread: MLB 2022

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    The Twins are stepping on their own dicks in...

    The Twins are stepping on their own dicks in Chicago. First to third in a few weeks, that's our destiny.
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    Many are thinking it's one of the Maiar and not...

    Many are thinking it's one of the Maiar and not the bad one (we'll see that one in a much fairer form).
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    Read 'em about fifty times. I want it on my TV. ...

    Read 'em about fifty times. I want it on my TV.

    I am one episode in and I'm in for the long haul. This is going to be a slow steady build. They've got five years, why rush it. Some characters work...
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    I enjoyed the two previous albums, this one is an...

    I enjoyed the two previous albums, this one is an auto-buy
  59. I played the Meet the Flower Kings album this...

    I played the Meet the Flower Kings album this morning because of this thread. Boy, that took me back to a different age.
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    I've read two reviews of The Rings of Power,...

    I've read two reviews of The Rings of Power, which drops tomorrow on Prime. The consensus is that (reviewers got the first two episodes) the series takes its time and it's "a long beautiful road". We...
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