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    Ozric Tentacles - Tell This Noob About Them

    Another band I've seen mentioned on PE but never checked out. I think I may have even lumped them into the Avant category, which is not something I care to check out. But a friend told me he had...
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    I keep reading that Andor is far above the...

    I keep reading that Andor is far above the standard SW fare. I'm going to have to take the plunge soon.
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    I've read that only the NBA understands the...

    I've read that only the NBA understands the current market and how to exploit it. I love baseball but MLB has had its pants around their ankles for the past 30 years.
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    Skol! The Vikings, for the first time in decades,...

    Skol! The Vikings, for the first time in decades, are winning games that they would normally crumble in. They bend but they do not break. I don't think they're at the level of the elites (see their...
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    We watched the first episode of Wednesday last...

    We watched the first episode of Wednesday last night and yep, we're on board.
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    This is a phenomenon I don't understand. My TBR...

    This is a phenomenon I don't understand. My TBR pile is always tall and teetering. Good luck with the local library. If the selection in NY is bad, picture my nearest library, which responds to its...
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    RIP to a baseball legend.

    RIP to a baseball legend.
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    I was talking to a fellow geezer in a record...

    I was talking to a fellow geezer in a record store the other day and he had an interesting notion. Since Metallica are so tone deaf in terms of production and getting remasters right, they should...
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    Oh damn, I really wanted to not care after that...

    Oh damn, I really wanted to not care after that last dismal effort. Now I care. Take.My.Money.
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    An unexpected and tragic loss. RIP to The...

    An unexpected and tragic loss. RIP to The Songbird!
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    I never heard of Royal Hunt - I'll check them...

    I never heard of Royal Hunt - I'll check them out. That Hammett project is one of my favorite things I've heard this year, in any genre.
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    As it is now, the chain is laptop > DAC >...

    As it is now, the chain is laptop > DAC > integrated amp. I've been doing this for years in my office/man cave but finally set it up into the larger system in the living room. I can finally...
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    I honestly don't know what either of those are. I...

    I honestly don't know what either of those are. I just know that when I reconfigure the system, whatever pre-amp I end up with will likely have more than just RCA connections. I do know that there is...
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    Wow, Greg. That is just such a freaking...

    Wow, Greg. That is just such a freaking devastating loss. My deepest condolences to you and your family.
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    I couldn't listen to the ear-bleeding mix on...

    I couldn't listen to the ear-bleeding mix on Death Magnetic, it was just loud and shrill. It was like "let's take the worst aspects of Justice, compress the hell out of it, and crank the volume".
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    Right now I have my DAC connected to my old ARCAM...

    Right now I have my DAC connected to my old ARCAM amp via RCA cables. If/when I update the amplifier, what connection is preferred for transferring that signal?
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    I thought the second Top Gun was pure popcorn...

    I thought the second Top Gun was pure popcorn entertainment. Quite over the top but highly entertaining. My one caveat is that, like the later Mission Impossible movies, Cruise's character is almost...
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    I like the hook in the melody way better than the...

    I like the hook in the melody way better than the riff
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    It's the end of November. No football team is at...

    It's the end of November. No football team is at full strength, you play with the men you can put on the field. It's a cruel, violent game and no one makes it through a season unscathed.
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    That's what I figured. 'Bound to be part of the...

    That's what I figured. 'Bound to be part of the NFL conspiracy to hold Baltimore down.
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    We just finished season two of Only Murders in...

    We just finished season two of Only Murders in the Building. I think there were more laughs this season than last and the grand finale was much better.
  22. Thread: Elder - Omens

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    I'll take the plunge next Friday when it's...

    I'll take the plunge next Friday when it's Bandcamp Friday. I have it streaming now and while I am not hearing anything new, it is a band at the height of their powers.
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    All three games won by a single score today! ...

    All three games won by a single score today!

    Vikings won ugly but at least they won, so that's back on track.
  24. Ginger would take offense at whatever you'd say...

    Ginger would take offense at whatever you'd say to him. A "good day" would set that miserable bastard off.
  25. Looks like it was Frank Herbert.

    Looks like it was Frank Herbert.
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    "They even used Bon Ami!"

    "They even used Bon Ami!"
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    Does anyone know if the full show was recorded?

    Does anyone know if the full show was recorded?
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    Vikings looking lifeless against Dallas

    Vikings looking lifeless against Dallas
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    I've burned through Welcome to Wrexham on Hulu....

    I've burned through Welcome to Wrexham on Hulu. What I know of soccer/football I learned from Ted Lasso so I'm on shaky ground. Nonetheless I found this to be entertaining and riveting. The sad thing...
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    I'll make a note of that one. Time to start...

    I'll make a note of that one.

    Time to start bringing out our faves for the holidays, both B&W and more modern films. I feel the need to watch The Ref, I haven't seen that one in a while. "Slipper...
  31. Gilmour is the voice, Waters was the brain, Mason...

    Gilmour is the voice, Waters was the brain, Mason was the heart, and Wright was the wash of color and sound. Pink Floyd was always greater together than apart.
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    I like that kind of hokum and even I found it...

    I like that kind of hokum and even I found it tedious. Bailed after two or three episodes.
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    My deepest sympathies to you and yours.

    My deepest sympathies to you and yours.
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    We are a few episodes into Interview with the...

    We are a few episodes into Interview with the Vampire and I think the modernization works well. Man, Lestat is just such a beautiful asshole.
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    I was in an audiophile store this summer. The...

    I was in an audiophile store this summer. The owner (an old friend) queued up a recent Los Lobos recording to demo one of his better systems. Sounded astonishing.
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    I did a gamechanger to my living room system. I...

    I did a gamechanger to my living room system. I have a number of supposedly HD lossless files on the computer in my office and play them through the office system. I finally got around to getting...
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    The fat lady is singing and she's wearing purple

    The fat lady is singing and she's wearing purple
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    The Vikings may not win this, but boy, this team...

    The Vikings may not win this, but boy, this team just refuses to give up. And the kicker will be taken out and shot when the team returns to MN.
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    Because I have the attention span of a gnat I...

    Because I have the attention span of a gnat I didn't watch the entire video, just listened as I puttered about. A really captivating track, takes prog metal in a different, direction.
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    My MiL had liver cancer and refused treatment...

    My MiL had liver cancer and refused treatment beyond palliative care. Eventually, she was put in a hospice ward in a nursing home and instead of cashing in immediately like she wished, she lingered...
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    So, I was clicking on a couple Mastodon vids on...

    So, I was clicking on a couple Mastodon vids on YT. One had clean vocals and another was cookie monster. Do they go back and forth between the two styles or is one of those examples an aberration?
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    I've got the superb live album from '81 'SNAZ...

    I've got the superb live album from '81 'SNAZ playing. Helluva performance with a deft mixture of older material and some new, with a small acoustic set in the middle. They had added a second guitar...
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    Such a loss. A giant in the alternative rock...

    Such a loss. A giant in the alternative rock scene.
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    You forgot to add "unless the refs fuck us"

    You forgot to add "unless the refs fuck us"
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    RIP - first Manny and now we lose Dan. Tough year...

    RIP - first Manny and now we lose Dan. Tough year for classic hard rock.
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    It looks like it could be the box for the Gom...

    It looks like it could be the box for the Gom Jabbar test - have fun kids
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    While we're waiting for Garyhead to come back...

    While we're waiting for Garyhead to come back online

    I am committed to the exercise bike, now that my walking for exercise days are done. I had to dial back the resistance from where my wife had...
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    The only problem with Babylon 5 was that they...

    The only problem with Babylon 5 was that they rushed a bit to wrap it all up in season 4, JMS thought they would be cancelled. Then they got an encore season which was a struggle. Buffy the Vampire...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9yAUkGN-Y8 ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9yAUkGN-Y8

    mic drop
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    That Fields kid is freaking dangerous. If that...

    That Fields kid is freaking dangerous. If that team gets built up around him the Bears are going to move up into the elite.

    Vikings win just by a hair again. This will catch up to them next week...
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    Congrats to Philly on a great run. Astros had the...

    Congrats to Philly on a great run. Astros had the pitching and pitching will win. At least this time they didn't cheat (I hope).
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    Definitely going on my wishlist. I wonder what Wilson's dream list for this project was and how close he came to getting all the songs/acts he wanted.
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    Westworld has been cancelled. I don't have the...

    Westworld has been cancelled. I don't have the heart to finish season 4, especially with so many other series to watch.
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    Posting to get this in my subscriptions. I liked...

    Posting to get this in my subscriptions. I liked that first Deathheaven track
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    The woodchipper scene had me in hysterics

    The woodchipper scene had me in hysterics
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    We love Sleepy Hollow a bit too much. The...

    We love Sleepy Hollow a bit too much. The murderers row of great actors, the twisted plot, and the gorgeous sets. I had always hoped there would have been a sequel. The ending certainly implied that...
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    Indeed, they are in no way a complete team

    Indeed, they are in no way a complete team
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    Having seen Poltergeist last week, I see your Dee...

    Having seen Poltergeist last week, I see your Dee Wallace and I raise you with JoBeth Williams running around in her t-shirt and underoos.
  59. Thread: Iron Maiden!

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    I think of the first two as punk-metal but it's...

    I think of the first two as punk-metal but it's not a bad thing.
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    The Purple got another win but had a tough time...

    The Purple got another win but had a tough time putting away a team with a losing record. I know some fans are getting hyped but this team is an illusion.
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