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  1. Thread: MLB 2021

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    I'd like to think that Ohtani isn't just a freak...

    I'd like to think that Ohtani isn't just a freak of nature and that he might inspire more young players to develop broader skills that would be valued in the same way that specialization is today,...
  2. Thread: MLB 2021

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    I agree. It's a relatively simple decision: does...

    I agree. It's a relatively simple decision: does the value of leaving the pitcher in the game outweigh the value of the out in that situation? Exactly the kind of decision that still needs to be...
  3. My wife and I are just getting over bad colds,...

    My wife and I are just getting over bad colds, but thankfully not of the COVID flavor (we're both vaxxed and also tested negative). Adding my get-well wishes for you and stay-healthy wishes for your...
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    I finished Brockmire last night. I was skeptical...

    I finished Brockmire last night. I was skeptical about the whole premise of the final season, but it won me over as it developed, and I thought the last two episodes in particular were excellent.
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    Nope. I've seen this movie way too many times to...

    Nope. I've seen this movie way too many times to be surprised by a loss like that. Why the press and other polls would ever put the Hawks in the top ten before the halfway point of any season will...
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    I listened to this album so much when I was young...

    I listened to this album so much when I was young (and saw them from great seats in a small theatre on the tour supporting) that it's part of my DNA and I rarely need to go back and listen to it now....
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    Love your choices, but it reminds me that I...

    Love your choices, but it reminds me that I haven't listened to Monolith in ages. Nothing from Leftoverture? For me, if I were compiling a top five list of early Kansas, it would be difficult to find...
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    Good to know, as it saves me the trouble of...

    Good to know, as it saves me the trouble of trying it if it makes it's way over here. This, in a nutshell, is my problem with the whole "hazy" thing: way, way too many of the ones I've tried just...
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    I also have read and mostly enjoyed all the...

    I also have read and mostly enjoyed all the novels in the Foundation series, so I'm interested in the new adaptation as well. That, plus Ted Lasso and the new Jon Stewart joint finally put me over...
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    Yeah - my goodness, does that look tasty!

    Yeah - my goodness, does that look tasty!
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    Same. Joe was the bomb, and those "State of the...

    Same. Joe was the bomb, and those "State of the Tenor" trio sides were my soundtrack for many months after they came out. Can't believe he's been gone for 20 years!
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    I would definitely be interested in that. With...

    I would definitely be interested in that. With all the tech that's clearly evident in the YT clips, it would seem to be a natural way to go.
  13. viz....

    viz. https://musicscores.bandcamp.com/merch/the-discipline-era-transcriptions-king-crimson
  14. For me, an immediate favorite that has only...

    For me, an immediate favorite that has only deepened over time. And Trey Gunn's new publication of the complete score is a marvel.
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    What a great double bill! It would be a long shot...

    What a great double bill! It would be a long shot in the extreme, but there has been talk around my house of an excursion to the British Isles next year, so...
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    I always learn about shows I need to be checking...

    I always learn about shows I need to be checking out from the list of Emmy nominees, and this year was no exception. But, I couldn't make it through 20 minutes of that broadcast; it was truly...
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    My preference is for covers that convey an...

    My preference is for covers that convey an overall vibe of whats inside rather than a concrete representation of a song or songs within. I enjoy all of the covers from Trespass through ATTWT for...
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    Thanks for posting! I count seven winners from...

    Thanks for posting! I count seven winners from IA, including a couple from a brewery here in town. There's also a winner from a brewery in Cedar Rapids, an hour south, called Lion Bridge, which for...
  19. Dig. Eventually, of course, it will have to be...

    Dig. Eventually, of course, it will have to be about the music and not the personalities, though, won't it? The more I think about it, it's constructive and healthy to remember how absolutely,...
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    I too wish I could have seen more of the "deep...

    I too wish I could have seen more of the "deep tracks" from previous tours, but I accepted the limited set list as a fine trade-off to be able to see the Zappa Band play a great set on the same...
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    We're in on Only Murders... as well. Kind of...

    We're in on Only Murders... as well. Kind of reminds me of Knives Out in tone. Martin and Short don't have the same kind of gravitas as a starring pair as Douglas and Arkin did in Kominsky Method,...
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    I won't be attending the show, and feel similarly...

    I won't be attending the show, and feel similarly to others that it would be difficult to watch Phil as a shadow of his former self, BUT:

    this...



    ...rings true for me as well, and I...
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    Still working on it :-) I have to spread my...

    Still working on it :-) I have to spread my purchases out a bit as I want to buy direct from ABC whenever possible and it's a little spendy with shipping. Definitely looking at Tim's solo album and...
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    Thanks! I'll look forward to reading that.

    Thanks! I'll look forward to reading that.
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    I saw this several months ago, and felt just the...

    I saw this several months ago, and felt just the same. :up:beer
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    Thanks for that - both very informative! ...

    Thanks for that - both very informative!



    Definitely, although I'd settle for a book. I keep thinking that Cardiacs music makes me feel like I felt when I was checking out new bands when i was...
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    A question for the hive mind here: Is there...

    A question for the hive mind here: Is there anyplace I can go for information on Cardiacs' history? With the passing of Tim last year and the seemingly slim chances of any archival releases, I would...
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    A huge WOW from me for the concert this Sunday...

    A huge WOW from me for the concert this Sunday past at Ravinia. The Zappa Band was a great opener, and played a substantial set full of classics and a couple oddities. My seats were very close, and I...
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    T-O-M-O-R-R-OH!!

    T-O-M-O-R-R-OH!!
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    ...and here's one with PM from Ravinia's online...

    ...and here's one with PM from Ravinia's online pub:

    https://backstage.ravinia.org/posts/triple-time-in-the-rhythmic-court-of-the-crimson-king
  31. This thread - and contributions from Messrs...

    This thread - and contributions from Messrs Tayler, Keneally, and other "insiders" - is why I've been coming here almost daily for 15 years. Thank you all!
  32. Bought this album very close to when it was first...

    Bought this album very close to when it was first released, as I was a massive Yes fan at the time. It only reached me partially then, and most likely because of the vocals, which I have since come...
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    I did way too much moving between age 18 and 50...

    I did way too much moving between age 18 and 50 to be able to say I enjoyed it, but the one constant was that the stereo was the last thing to be torn down and the first to be set up in the new digs....
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    Interesting! The one we're seeing is the one...

    Interesting! The one we're seeing is the one specifically called "Immersive Van Gogh", and, while I don't know if it's the same as others here are talking about it really doesn't matter to me;...
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    We have tickets to see it in Chicago the morning...

    We have tickets to see it in Chicago the morning after I see Crimson at Ravinia! :cool
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    My rig is modest, but serves my purposes quite...

    My rig is modest, but serves my purposes quite nicely:

    15349

    B&W speakers/sub
    Cambridge amp and cd player
    Music Hall table
    La Figaro tube headphone pre
  37. Thread: MLB 2021

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    ^^^ That was a fun game to watch. The opening,...

    ^^^
    That was a fun game to watch. The opening, with Costner coming out of the corn, followed by the players, all to the soundtrack music, was pretty cool. I'll admit to a few goosebumps. Certainly a...
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    To say I'm looking forward to seeing both groups...

    To say I'm looking forward to seeing both groups in 2 1/2 weeks would be a colossal understatement. Safe travels to all!
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    Agree wholeheartedly. It's a complete joy to...

    Agree wholeheartedly. It's a complete joy to watch.
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    Still working my way into the catalog. Received...

    Still working my way into the catalog. Received Ships and Irons and On Land... this week, so my collection of the "classic" lineup is pretty full. Gotta say, of all those, A Little Man... is an...
  41. Congratulations - this is great. I just turned...

    Congratulations - this is great. I just turned 60, and because of spending quite a few of my adult years employed only part-time am kind of playing catch-up. Health permitting, I hope to retire at...
  42. Since the OP had no genre restriction, I feel the...

    Since the OP had no genre restriction, I feel the need to mention the Keith Jarrett Standards trio, a unit from 1983 to Gary Peacock's death in 2020.
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    Indeed. The "Iron Cross" move used to blow my...

    Indeed. The "Iron Cross" move used to blow my mind, but now it's the one where they're able to hold themselves in a completely horizontal position. And then there's the floor exercise. The tumbling...
  44. Thread: MLB 2021

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    Well, the Cubs completed the fire sale they...

    Well, the Cubs completed the fire sale they started last off-season. I think I'd be more upset if I'd been able to watch even a handful of games at home this season, but the Marquee network, Hulu,...
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    Well, here's a prog connection of sorts: ...

    Well, here's a prog connection of sorts:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTNr2c0frrQ
  46. This. And if the sound has been addressed, it...

    This. And if the sound has been addressed, it will be very tempting, "legitimacy" notwithstanding.
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    On the debut, Steinhardt sang solo lead on...

    On the debut, Steinhardt sang solo lead on 'Bringin' it Back', and on SfA on 'Down the Road'. Many other songs on the first six studio albums (can't speak to anything after Monolith) were co-lead...
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    Man, back in the 80s I never would have imagined...

    Man, back in the 80s I never would have imagined he'd make it to (almost) 80, much less still be making quality recordings. Good for him!
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    Damn... Yeah, terrible quality, but it sure...

    Damn...
    Yeah, terrible quality, but it sure brings back some great memories. I mean, opening with SfA?!? I saw each tour from Masque through Monolith, and while the Leftoverture show was my...
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    Six short episodes, which is nice for binging,...

    Six short episodes, which is nice for binging, but really left me wanting more.
  51. Call me crazy, but I love the sound of the first...

    Call me crazy, but I love the sound of the first five studio albums just as they are. I have the original LPs and early CD issues. SfA and Leftoverture are particularly wonderful to these ears....
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    Just finished the McCartney 321 series on Hulu...

    Just finished the McCartney 321 series on Hulu last night. I've of course heard of Rick Rubin but don't know much about him other than the info I gleaned from a relatively shallow Wiki-dive last...
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    As others have noted here, it wasn't just...

    As others have noted here, it wasn't just Steinhardt's violin that was essential to the 70s Kansas albums. Steve Walsh, IMO, had one of the great voices in all of rock history, but Robby more than...
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    He was a huge part of the Kansas sound, and the...

    He was a huge part of the Kansas sound, and the Kansas sound was a huge part of my musically formative years. Very sad news. RIP
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    I scored what must have been one of the last...

    I scored what must have been one of the last available VIP packages for the Ravinia show from DGM this morning. It's expensive, but the chance to see both KC and Mike Keneally with the Zappa band...
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    Love me some Optimator too, but I really wish...

    Love me some Optimator too, but I really wish Spaten would ditch the green bottles. On tap it's glorious.

    And a favorite memory for me is having a maas or two of the Paulaner Munich lager at a...
  57. Thread: MLB 2021

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    No worries; I don't take anything like this...

    No worries; I don't take anything like this personally. I also agree with everything you write above. DH or no DH isn't even close to a dealbreaker for me in terms of whether or not I'll continue to...
  58. Thread: MLB 2021

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    Maybe I wasn't exactly clear - less is being...

    Maybe I wasn't exactly clear - less is being asked in the sense that they don't do anything other than pitch, but also more is being asked in the sense that pitchers are now expected to develop...
  59. Thread: MLB 2021

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    Fair enough! I admit that nostalgia is a prime...

    Fair enough!

    I admit that nostalgia is a prime factor for me, remembering the game as I learned it as a youth. I also prefer the strategic decisions involved in batting the pitcher, seeing in them...
  60. Thread: MLB 2021

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    Still waiting... ;) I can't buy the injury...

    Still waiting... ;)

    I can't buy the injury argument. Any player can become injured at any time in any game, doing what they specialize in or not. They're professional athletes and are...
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