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    ^^^ Great resource, thanks! Looking at that...

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    Great resource, thanks!

    Looking at that sea of control consoles it is amazing to consider that the typical smart phone has WAY more computing power than the systems on the A11, back when...
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    The Bridge of Sighs album is forever etched into...

    The Bridge of Sighs album is forever etched into my DNA so I can't resist a quick story:

    So to make a long story short (as many strange and uncanny things happened), I can never ever forget an...
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    Yes that’s my understanding and it extends to...

    Yes that’s my understanding and it extends to Rick just showing chords or a riff to a song that could be 40 or 50 years old! I didn’t mean to be pedantic but censorship is quite another kettle of...
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    ^^^ I know what you mean about “Technique...

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    I know what you mean about “Technique schmechnique”, but at the same time it is just astounding how many virtuoso acoustic players there are around these days from steel string to classical, to...
  5. That's a good idea, but I probably wouldn't be...

    That's a good idea, but I probably wouldn't be comfortable singing it although with YG's range he should have no issues. What works for me solo acoustic VDG-wise so far are My Room and Siren's Song....
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    Sad news indeed, but let's take care: ...

    Sad news indeed, but let's take care:



    It most certainly did not! Homeopathy often consists of literally nothing but a sugar pill. It is most certainly not based on science or any kind of...
  7. Just finished selling Mom's condo (at > $25K...

    Just finished selling Mom's condo (at > $25K loss) and liquidating the contents, most of it goes to Salvation Army or whatever the movers decide to do with it including a lot of photos, souvenirs and...
  8. ^^^ Good answer - there is defnitely something...

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    Good answer - there is defnitely something profoundly wrong with Shapiro's wiring, politics aside...
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    ^^^ Shucks, that's very close to me and I...

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    Shucks, that's very close to me and I would have checked it out but I'll be out of town and back just in time to miss Cheer Accident. :mad

    I'll keep an eye out for them in the future....
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    (double-posted)

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  11. ^^^ Well, if you're a ringer for Phil that's...

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    Well, if you're a ringer for Phil that's pretty damn great in my book, he's a fine singer and performer. Knots? I love it! However I cannot imagine right now how one would...
  12. Yeppers, Skating Away is absolutely fabulous and...

    Yeppers, Skating Away is absolutely fabulous and one of my few flat-pickin' tunes. It is an inspiration to play and you can really pound-away with a combination of strumming and picking that appears...
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    Tchau Mr. Gilberto and thanks for all the...

    Tchau Mr. Gilberto and thanks for all the wonderful music...
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    The end of an era. I had the first Mad comic, the...

    The end of an era. I had the first Mad comic, the first Mad magazine and most of them through the 70s, the flexi disk, the books, all of it. It was a big part of my childhood.

    The old EC comics...
  15. In my country at least, I find that younger...

    In my country at least, I find that younger people seem to be the ones most aware, concerned, and engaged with about critical issues like climate change, wealth inequality, kleptocracy & the threat...
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    Henry Cow Reunion Gentle Giant Reunion VDGG...

    Henry Cow Reunion
    Gentle Giant Reunion
    VDGG with Peter Jackson
    Frank Zappa sitting on the toilet Hologram accompanied by the Tuned Flatulence Orchestra
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    Coincidentally, I just bought a flawless 30-year...

    Coincidentally, I just bought a flawless 30-year old Martin D-41 at a great price, it was just set up by a Martin tech and it is superb and the playability and responsiveness is amazing. I have tried...
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    I'd be curious to know why you feel Martins don't...

    I'd be curious to know why you feel Martins don't play well, not my experience at all and in fact I am currently comtemplating a used D-41 right now and it plays like a dream. I guess playability can...
  19. Apologies if I that's how it came across. You...

    Apologies if I that's how it came across.

    You stated that "It is a lot like musique concréte and the taped / electronic experiments that had been going on for the better part of a decade." Based...
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    The Violin Concerto is what has grabbed me the...

    The Violin Concerto is what has grabbed me the most. It requires incredible virtuosity but it's appeal for me is the (percieved) emotional intensity. I haven't heard nearly all of Sibelius, just a...
  21. Agreed. One caveat is that musique concréte had...

    Agreed. One caveat is that musique concréte had already been around for a long time and can be traced back to the 1920’s, and was a recognized and more formalized term no later than 1949 with the...
  22. Really? How so? Or is this just a continuation of...

    Really? How so? Or is this just a continuation of arrogantly shitting all over posters with brain-dead assertions because you read everything literally and without humor rather than making a cogent...
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    Isn't though? Watching him play in the scant film...

    Isn't though? Watching him play in the scant film that survives, as a guitarist the takeaway lesson for me is don't get locked into position playing - move up that neck! YMMV

    Mick Goodrich talks...
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    This is a very nice AfroBeat 70s album -...

    This is a very nice AfroBeat 70s album - coincidentally part of the current Wayside mega blowout sale for next to nothing...

    https://youtu.be/_TtgTofKJPE
  25. ^^^ :up Now that's that's the spirit my fellow...

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    :up Now that's that's the spirit my fellow drama queens! :lol
  26. Yes, that's right I was lumping you folks in with...

    Yes, that's right I was lumping you folks in with Charles Manson. :roll <- see there? I can roll my eyes as well... and you call me the drama queen? Jezuz! :rofl
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    ^^^ Indeed. In a recent interview, John McLaghin...

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    Indeed. In a recent interview, John McLaghin said he can't do with four fingers what Django did with two and he was serious.
  28. Well I quite disagree, in my book there is plenty...

    Well I quite disagree, in my book there is plenty of filler and I'd delete even more than many others.

    I would omit the dull and bromide "Don’t Pass Me By", the adolescent and boring "Why don’t...
  29. There is some good news: the Sonny and Cher...

    There is some good news: the Sonny and Cher masters may have been destroyed in the fire. :up
  30. I only vauguely recall Smallcreep's Day from back...

    I only vauguely recall Smallcreep's Day from back in the day so perhaps I can revisit. As far as Nickelback goes, I honestly never heard them and from what I read that makes me a lucky man. ;-) :lol
  31. OK I admit it: I like the first three albums...

    OK I admit it: I like the first three albums following Gabriel's departure. TOTL was very much still in the prog wheelhouse for me as was a good part of W&W and even TTWT has some proggy stuff but...
  32. What? You are hereby censured by the Invisible...

    What? You are hereby censured by the Invisible Prog Purity Police Force!

    But seriously different strokes and all that. Other than the In the Cage Medley and Los Endos it was a pop concert and way,...
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    Southern Cross - CSN

    Southern Cross - CSN
  34. Off the top of my head mine are 1. Tyrion 2....

    Off the top of my head mine are

    1. Tyrion
    2. Arya
    3. Theon!

    But it's really tough call ... ask me tomorrow and I'll probably change my mind.
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    I'd be interested to know how you think Breaking...

    I'd be interested to know how you think Breaking Bad fell off a cliff! Maybe you're talking about Game of Thrones in the wrong thread or something?

    Anyway, I couldn't disagree more. In my view it...
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    ^^^ What would be wrong with that?

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    What would be wrong with that?
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    Aldous Harding nice stuff! She doesn't seem weird...

    Aldous Harding nice stuff! She doesn't seem weird to me...
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    Man this thread is depressing! :lol

    Man this thread is depressing! :lol
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    Wow. Big one, almost end of an era one. Without...

    Wow. Big one, almost end of an era one. Without Roky we may not have had Janis as we knew her and much that came after. A truly iconic voice. RIP Roky, I'm amazed you lasted as long as you did.

    In...
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    PH certainly has a way of tugging at the...

    PH certainly has a way of tugging at the heartstrings. I don't have an example off the top of my head but Hammill's Wilhelmina from Silent Corner comes to mind - a touching song to a little girl...
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    There was also a great documentary DVD that...

    There was also a great documentary DVD that Wayside carried at one time with the scant surviving film of Django performances, but I suppose it's long out of print. I made the mistake of lending it to...
  42. ^^^ I agree, let's start a separate thread...

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    I agree, let's start a separate thread about Mike's after life. For example, will Mike still be making music in the afterlife? Will there finally be a reunion including Peter?
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    OK I get it. I did not mean to beat a dead horse....

    OK I get it. I did not mean to beat a dead horse. I got the impression from recent posts that it was an open discussion.

    [Exit stage left to your great relief and applause]

    Well I gave it my...
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    ^^^ Then why respond? What was the purpose...

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    Then why respond? What was the purpose then?
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    ^^^ You're god damn right! Typical response:...

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    You're god damn right! Typical response: if I can't make an argument and respond to the information being presented or don't even bother to read the information, just make a snide remark, feel...
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    You left out everything between the stylus and...

    You left out everything between the stylus and the ear!



    Why not? I think not only can it recreate it, it can better it.

    Bottom line: "Hey, if you prefer the sound of vinyl that's great....
  47. Alas, the Howling Void shall care not what you...

    Alas, the Howling Void shall care not what you infinitesimal and transient beings believe!
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    I for one love sympho-lympho particularly dirty,...

    I for one love sympho-lympho particularly dirty, filthy sympho-lympho.
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    Thanks for the information rcarlburg. The rest of...

    Thanks for the information rcarlburg. The rest of you would better serve the forum by countering with an intelligent argument rather than ad hominems. Anyone who’s listened critically to vinyl can...
  50. Wise words. For me, I don't want no stinkin'...

    Wise words. For me, I don't want no stinkin' ticket to heaven, it's definitely Biglietto per l'Inferno for me baby! :horns
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    :lol

    :lol
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    ^^^ "You're god damned right!". - you'll...

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    "You're god damned right!".

    - you'll witness that piece of dialogue soon...


    <edit>
    P.S. don't worry about the last two seasons, they are masterful and unlike GOT, the quality never...
  53. ^^^ Nice. Thanks for posting that. I have to...

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    Nice. Thanks for posting that. I have to agree that Bran was the only truly WTF moment for me regarding the ending. It's a good reminder though of some of the iconic scenes from this amazing...
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    Thanks for posting Zap, sounds interesting. After...

    Thanks for posting Zap, sounds interesting. After I listen further, I plan to incessantly promulgate my sophisticated and arrogant views with which I am self-enamored so that I may contribute to this...
  55. Did anyone get the impression from the reading...

    Did anyone get the impression from the reading that (at that point) the series would end with Danny’s death? Regardless of the short comings of the final season, it was a tremendous achievement and...
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    I get it. I guess it was yet another failed...

    I get it. I guess it was yet another failed attempt at humor on my part. I'm looking forward to it. thanks for the links, I don't think I've seen anyone do the double-clarinet thing before.
  57. ^^^ My favorite moment was when King Fripp, The...

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    My favorite moment was when King Fripp, The Unburnt, Father of Drummers (he still has three), took his Fernandes Goldtop Custom and plunged it through Sir Belew's heart while Sir Jakszyk cackled...
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    ^^^ Hmmmm, still waiting for mine. I was hoping...

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    Hmmmm, still waiting for mine. I was hoping for strange, twisted, escoteric, adulterated, filthy distorted (Henry) cow-pie jazz... sounds a bit disappointing.
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    Yes, and technically these Hobbit-types known as...

    Yes, and technically these Hobbit-types known as Stoors who had training in the Common Shire Code were in fact known as "Legal Schmegals".
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    That's exactly right. In fact I can flaunt my...

    That's exactly right. In fact I can flaunt my disregard for the law in public without fear, follow our Dear Leader and ignore any summons or subpoenas with impunity because its all about me and what...
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