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    I was vaxxed in April, very mild 24-36 hour...

    I was vaxxed in April, very mild 24-36 hour side-effects after the 2nd dose. Since then I've felt completely fine and have begun getting out, with more confidence each time. My entire circle of...
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    For me, Extensions is kind of a musical successor...

    For me, Extensions is kind of a musical successor to/combination of Conference of the Birds and the Gateway trio. Coleman is great, and to my ears very much comes out of a place similar to...
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    Great album, and one that I listened to a ton as...

    Great album, and one that I listened to a ton as I was developing my upright chops around that time. Thanks for the reminder - now playing!
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    I suspected as much, but nice to have...

    I suspected as much, but nice to have confirmation. Thanks!

    I clicked on the link for the specific concert on this page:
    https://www.dgmlive.com/news/usa-tour-dates-2021
    which took me to a page...
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    I'm really hoping to go to the Ravinia show, but...

    I'm really hoping to go to the Ravinia show, but tickets aren't open to the public (non-Ravinia donors) until July 19, and past experience tells me that I won't be able to get any kind of decent seat...
  6. Thread: MLB 2021

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    I like the idea of the ump "giving the pitcher...

    I like the idea of the ump "giving the pitcher the edges" when he shows he has that kind of control, but agree that the above happens all too often. I'd be in favor of trying out machine-called balls...
  7. RIP, and condolences to all his loved ones. He...

    RIP, and condolences to all his loved ones. He was truly part of the soul of this place.
  8. Rick Beato: What Makes This Song Great? "Comfortably Numb"

    Surprised no one has posted this yet. Nice analysis/appreciation of the classic track:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-gF-tmblA8

    I smiled through the whole thing!
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    Well, if I must be at work on my 60th birthday,...

    Well, if I must be at work on my 60th birthday, at least the weather's crappy outside and it's casual Friday, so I can let my Cardiacs flag fly!

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    Somehow I think only the Cubs could be the...

    Somehow I think only the Cubs could be the beneficiaries of such boneheaded play:...
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    Don't hear that many commonalities, myself, but...

    Don't hear that many commonalities, myself, but the dual tribute band 'Giant Steely Dan' is an idea whose time has come.
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    Sorry to hear this sad news. The decision to...

    Sorry to hear this sad news. The decision to forego treatment, difficult as it must have been, sounds wise to me. It's my belief that all too often the measures taken to prolong the ending of life...
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    Right? Until then I would have thought very close...

    Right? Until then I would have thought very close to zero. Encouraging, at least a little.

    On a different subject, I just finished Medical Grade Music, and I recommend it highly for anyone who's a...
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    So, I'm out for a little weekend jaunt with my...

    So, I'm out for a little weekend jaunt with my wife to a small college town north of us. A little crunchy, but still solidly in the "heartland". I was wearing my Cardiacs shirt reproducing the cover...
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    One doesn't have to be "on top of" the science,...

    One doesn't have to be "on top of" the science, just trust those that are. And trust in scientists is in short supply right now.
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    I saw that today as well. But tickets don't even...

    I saw that today as well. But tickets don't even go on sale for "Patrons" (over $1000 donation) until June 18, with gen pub sales not starting until July 21, so, until I see something from the Crim...
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    Arrived yesterday! For some reason it decided to...

    Arrived yesterday! For some reason it decided to spend a week sightseeing in Chicago, but now it's home and I dug in last night.
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    Credits on the vid are to the bandleader, Tim...

    Credits on the vid are to the bandleader, Tim Akers. I think the players/singers are all Nashville badasses.
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    Boy, you aren't kidding. My wife bailed a few...

    Boy, you aren't kidding. My wife bailed a few episodes into S2 because she couldn't take the "a little to close to the truth for comfort" nature of the show. I was hoping to get her to reconsider...
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    This rocks like crazy: ...

    This rocks like crazy:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuIwvOICd-0&feature=emb_title
  21. Why Am I Your Guy? freaking rocks! Many are...

    Why Am I Your Guy? freaking rocks! Many are probably hip to this, but it makes me grin from ear to ear every time I listen to the track. From MK's website:

    "A ridiculous thing: we recorded a...
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    The question I really wish more people would ask...

    The question I really wish more people would ask themselves is "What if I'm wrong?". If one can honestly answer that they can be reasonably certain no harm will come to others as a result of their...
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    Thanks for this link. The following stands out...

    Thanks for this link. The following stands out for me (emphasis mine):

    -We’re still learning how well COVID-19 vaccines keep people from spreading the disease.
    -Early data show that the...
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    Agreed - great idea for a thread, and including...

    Agreed - great idea for a thread, and including tv is spot on (I even have a soft spot for the old Mike Post stuff, and Mark Snow's work on The X-Files was, IMO ground-breaking).

    Um, anyone else...
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    Got my 2nd Pfizer shot on Saturday. Arm was sore...

    Got my 2nd Pfizer shot on Saturday. Arm was sore at the injection site (still is, a bit), but apart from some fatigue and minor aches/chills for a period of a few hours the day after, no serious side...
  26. Sluggo! was my gateway into All Things Keneally...

    Sluggo! was my gateway into All Things Keneally several years ago, and there was a period of months when it almost literally never left my cd player. Mike, if you're reading, the next time you're...
  27. Thread: MLB 2021

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    :D Love me some Ant-knee. He genuinely seems to...

    :D Love me some Ant-knee. He genuinely seems to have fun playing the game.
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    After an initial snafu I was able to successfully...

    After an initial snafu I was able to successfully place an order through Rough Trade UK. They were offering signed copies and the cost after taxes & shipping was just under 50 USD. Tracking provided...
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    I've been listening to HttJ a lot since getting...

    I've been listening to HttJ a lot since getting my copy a couple weeks ago, and I have to agree with those who say it hits many a sweet spot; for me it's showing all the hallmarks of a deep,...
  30. Warts and all, this is a fabulous document. And...

    Warts and all, this is a fabulous document. And this new edit sounds dang good, too, especially the detail of Phil's kit. Regardless of any one individuals stage presence or lack thereof, this was a...
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    I agree that Mr Robot got progressively weirder...

    I agree that Mr Robot got progressively weirder through the run, but my impression was that it was by design. Don't really want to say more for fear of spoiling the fun.
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    Love this album, and Atwood's essay is spot-on. The first time i heard O Superman I was late-night tv watching in my Mom's basement. We didn't have cable, so no MTV for me yet, but there were...
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    Comfort prog - great concept, and very apt these...

    Comfort prog - great concept, and very apt these days. Albums I can listen to which will wash over me like a wave of the best chicken soup, curing what ails me and never failing to leave me with a...
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    There are quite a few side-plots and characters...

    There are quite a few side-plots and characters to keep track of, but binging should help out with that greatly. I enjoyed it all the way through, including the ending. Others' mileage will obviously...
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    Yeah, a fitting end to a bizarre tournament....

    Yeah, a fitting end to a bizarre tournament. Shows how difficult it is to go undefeated in today's CBB world, and also how tough it is to keep up that high level of intensity for two+ weeks. And just...
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    I found it truly excellent in all aspects, and...

    I found it truly excellent in all aspects, and with many surprises. Shows like that make me wish my wife was into re-watching things. You've got a fun ride ahead!
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    ^^ My wife bought me The Godfather Notebook for...

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    My wife bought me The Godfather Notebook for my birthday a couple years ago. Great coffee-table book with tons of photos and actual annotations and writings from Coppola about the novel and the...
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    Cubs lose their opener on a typical April 1st in...

    Cubs lose their opener on a typical April 1st in Chicago: cloudy, sub-40º temps and a stiff wind blowing in off the lake. Still, felt good to listen to the game. Here's hoping we get all 162 in.
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    I was in an accident years ago where the...

    I was in an accident years ago where the subcompact car I was driving was totaled by a large taxi running a red light and t-boning me (fortunately from the passenger side). Pre-air bags, not wearing...
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    Thanks everyone for the great recommendations!...

    Thanks everyone for the great recommendations! It's a huge ocean of music, "...and the sea's far too big for drowning". :up:ipa
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    Our "governor" has decided to open things up to...

    Our "governor" has decided to open things up to anyone from 16-64 in one fell swoop on Monday. I've resisted cutting in line up to this point, but with the inevitable clusterfuck and waiting lists...
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    :D I'm finding lots of contrasting and...

    :D I'm finding lots of contrasting and complimentary aspects, both between your music and Cardiacs and within your offerings. Much enjoyment!
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    Got them last week! I've listened more to A...

    Got them last week! I've listened more to A little man... so far and am really connecting to it. Sing to God will take a few more through-listens, I think. But they're both amazing; completely...
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    Agreed!

    Agreed!
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    Yeah, the women's BB squads from all three state...

    Yeah, the women's BB squads from all three state universities in Iowa have done well in the post-season. The team from UNI just lost in the WNIT semis to Ole Miss.
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    Well...the Big Ten took a B1G steaming dump this...

    Well...the Big Ten took a B1G steaming dump this year. Not taking anything away from the winning teams, but it does point up the fact that at this level, pretty much any team can beat any other on a...
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    Re: Loyola v. Illinois - I've never been happier...

    Re: Loyola v. Illinois - I've never been happier to have my bracket busted!
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    Holy crap, man, that's terrifying. Glad you're...

    Holy crap, man, that's terrifying. Glad you're going to recover. Up until ten years ago or so I was still making a good part of my living as a gigging musician, and spent many, many hours driving in...
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    Some amazing games and finishes so far! My West...

    Some amazing games and finishes so far! My West bracket is still intact, but I definitely didn't see a couple of those upsets coming. By my count there are still 9 double-digit seeds alive, which is...
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    Summer of '86, and I was between finishing my...

    Summer of '86, and I was between finishing my bachelor's in music and starting my master's. I was way into my music snob phase, listening to mainly classical and jazz. A teacher gave me the first...
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    Man, those Headhunter grooves were through the...

    Man, those Headhunter grooves were through the floor. RIP PJ.
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    In hindsight, I realize I didn't pick a single...

    In hindsight, I realize I didn't pick a single 2/15 upset, even though it seems it almost always happens. Not sure I would have picked that particular one, though. Overall I picked 13/16 games, which...
  53. I think these albums (and the other LazyBones...

    I think these albums (and the other LazyBones offerings) represent the best of what's possible when people who aren't in the same geographical location want to make music together. Scott Schorr has a...
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    Even though I picked Drake to beat WSU, I'm...

    Even though I picked Drake to beat WSU, I'm amazed it actually happened, especially after how they looked most of the 1st half. What a fun game! Pretty sure they won't be able to get away with...
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    I always pull for the Big 10, and especially for...

    I always pull for the Big 10, and especially for Iowa, who have a better-than-usual chance to make some noise this year. One B1G team left in each quadrant of the Sweet 16 is always nice, and the...
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    He certainly grabbed on to the...

    He certainly grabbed on to the analyst/intellectual side of the character in a convincing manner. It would have been interesting to see him get another go at it.
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    I was a big fan of The Office, but had my doubts...

    I was a big fan of The Office, but had my doubts as to whether or not Krasinski could pull off the Ryan character. However, I think he really knocks it out the park, drawing on the same kind of...
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    Great video - so cool to hear memories from all...

    Great video - so cool to hear memories from all those involved. And Tim Pierce is a bad mofo.
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    My Mom gets her second shot tomorrow, and my wife...

    My Mom gets her second shot tomorrow, and my wife her first. Progress!
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    Listened to this today and enjoyed it greatly....

    Listened to this today and enjoyed it greatly. I'll definitely be purchasing it next disposable income cycle.
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