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    With the state pretty much shutdown, I stopped by...

    With the state pretty much shutdown, I stopped by my local convenience store on my way home from work last night and they still had 6 Packs of Hopslam, at a reduced price so picked some up. Not...
  2. I heard that about Pennsylvania. I just saw a...

    I heard that about Pennsylvania. I just saw a news report last night that here in Michigan alcohol sales have increased by some really high percentage the last two weeks since lockdown started. Not...
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    Some good stuff on that list. For me "The Wire"...

    Some good stuff on that list. For me "The Wire" may be the best drama of all time. The Sopranos might be #2. "Six Feet Under" got a little soap opera-ish in spots, but I enjoyed it for the most...
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    Currently reading Stephen King’s “The Institute”....

    Currently reading Stephen King’s “The Institute”. I used to be a die hard King fan, but I think the last book of his that I read was “Under The Dome” and I very rarely read fiction anymore, but a...
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    Two excellent movies that I saw in the theater. ...

    Two excellent movies that I saw in the theater. I would probably give a slight nod to "1917", but the are both outstanding films.
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    I was thinking the same thing. Having seen Platt...

    I was thinking the same thing. Having seen Platt live I think there is no doubt that he is a great vocalist, but yea I think a lot of these bands use it to try to make their records sound "modern". ...
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    One of my all-time favorite bands for sure. I...

    One of my all-time favorite bands for sure. I was fortunate enough to see them quite a few times and I enjoy all eras of their career. I highly doubt that Wilson would ever put the band back...
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    I also am a fan of "The Mist". That one was made...

    I also am a fan of "The Mist". That one was made into a series, but I never saw it and don't remember what network or service it was on. I had a guy that I work with that really liked it, but I did...
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    Wow, very cool!

    Wow, very cool!
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    I agree with both points. The current band is a...

    I agree with both points. The current band is a well oiled live machine, and "The Mission" ranks right up with the best albums the band has ever done IMO.
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    I will be honest. So many of his later movies...

    I will be honest. So many of his later movies were so New York centric, that it was kind of hard for me to relate to them. I have lived my whole life in the Midwest in a small city. I spent a...
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    I really enjoyed the first season. Have not had...

    I really enjoyed the first season. Have not had time to watch the 2nd yet, but it is on my list.
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    Big "Night Stalker" fan here. Loved both of the...

    Big "Night Stalker" fan here. Loved both of the movies. As others mention the show was hit and miss. It could have been better, but i still remember being bummed when it got cancelled.
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    Yes, we may look at a smaller ship for sure.

    Yes, we may look at a smaller ship for sure.
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    The current version of Styx has been together for...

    The current version of Styx has been together for 20 years now. I think they just feel they are their own band and don't want to go backwards. Unless they have a falling out with Gowan at some...
  16. Based on your review I just ordered this for my...

    Based on your review I just ordered this for my kindle. Looks like a good one!
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    Totally agree. Some of his early stuff was...

    Totally agree. Some of his early stuff was hilarious, but most of his later stuff I find rather dull. Another kind of odd one that he did that l liked was "Zelig".
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    My wife and I are planning to do an Alaska cruise...

    My wife and I are planning to do an Alaska cruise as our first big trip after we retire. My parents did one years ago that was 13 days half at sea and half on land, and we are looking at doing...
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    I am planning to go when they re-schedule it.

    I am planning to go when they re-schedule it.
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    Watched the documentary over the weekend. Very...

    Watched the documentary over the weekend. Very sad, but interesting story.
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    I have never lived in Vegas, but been there many...

    I have never lived in Vegas, but been there many times and some of your exact thoughts passed through my mind when I heard that it had closed down. Vegas, probably more than any other big city I can...
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    I have always found it interesting that the best...

    I have always found it interesting that the best King based films have very little to do with the horror genre that he is best known for.
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    Holy shit. Although I don't know him well I have...

    Holy shit. Although I don't know him well I have met Bill on several occasions and he always seemed like a really cool guy. Very sad news.
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    I just pulled his "Out To Sea" album out for a...

    I just pulled his "Out To Sea" album out for a listen last week and still really love it. It would be cool if he got some publicity out of this for sure.
  25. My wife is not really much into music at all. In...

    My wife is not really much into music at all. In her car she often has the 70’s channel on XM or some kind of talk radio. She has some CD’s, but just a few compared to my huge collection. She...
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    Flipping around channels tonight and came upon...

    Flipping around channels tonight and came upon "Office Space". Best movie ever for anyone who has ever worked in the corporate world.
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    Darius Slay goes to the Eagles for two draft...

    Darius Slay goes to the Eagles for two draft picks. Slay has been one of the brighter lights on the Lions for quite a few years, but he and Patricia never got along from the start. Sorry to see him...
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    It is very rare to see a twist at the end that I...

    It is very rare to see a twist at the end that I did not see coming at all, but two that come to mind are "The Usual Suspects" and "The Sixth Sense".
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    I have had several dental implants over the past decade or so due to bad genetics and broken teeth. The implant procedure requires two oral surgeries about 4 months apart. In the past the oral...
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    Cool, thanks!
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    Also, DVR'd and have not had the chance to watch...

    Also, DVR'd and have not had the chance to watch yet. I am hoping that the addition of Aaron Paul to the cast should be cool.
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    With everything else going on I completely forgot...

    With everything else going on I completely forgot that "Westworld Season 3" starts tonight.
  33. Cool, thanks for keeping me updated. Not sure...

    Cool, thanks for keeping me updated. Not sure what a "Hurrycane" is?
  34. Thread: CTTE 2020

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    I am taking a wait and see attitude at this...

    I am taking a wait and see attitude at this point. One thing to keep in mind is that this was a charter and not a regular cruise. I canít imagine what the promotors must have been dealing with the...
  35. Thread: YES Day

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    I actually listened to The Ladder this afternoon....

    I actually listened to The Ladder this afternoon. I still like that one a lot.
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    As Under A Glass Moon mentioned, the live album...

    As Under A Glass Moon mentioned, the live album "Alchemy" is outstanding IMO.
  37. Thread: CTTE 2020

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    I am still a go too if the boat sails. I feel...

    I am still a go too if the boat sails. I feel bad for the promoters of the cruise. Having been involved in a much small prog festival, I can't imagine what they must be dealing with right now with...
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    I like it. His last album was one of the best...

    I like it. His last album was one of the best solo albums he has ever done IMO.
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    One I always liked was "Green Acres". Lots of...

    One I always liked was "Green Acres". Lots of subtle humor in that one.
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    Anyone seen the recent Netflix film on ZZ Top? I...

    Anyone seen the recent Netflix film on ZZ Top? I have never been a huge fan of the band (saw them once years ago), but as with all Banger Films production I found this one to be very interesting and...
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    I kept trying to figure out what he song was. I...

    I kept trying to figure out what he song was. I knew I knew it, but was not placing it until right at the end.
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    I enjoyed that one a lot. I have also read...

    I enjoyed that one a lot. I have also read Pete's book and Kenny Jones book for different perspectives.
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    I know a lot of people on this forum hate...

    I know a lot of people on this forum hate Nirvana, but I have always liked most of their stuff.
  44. Thread: CTTE 2020

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    I think that is going a bit too far myself. I...

    I think that is going a bit too far myself. I have one of my employees returning from a cruise on Monday. I am not overly concerned. The memo that I quoted earlier just came out Friday afternoon. ...
  45. Thread: MLB 2020

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    Here in Michigan sports betting at Casinos starts...

    Here in Michigan sports betting at Casinos starts this Wednesday. All of the Casinos in the state are tribal, but they have been trying to get it up and running before March Madness. Online betting...
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    Unfortunately, we have taken a major slip back...

    Unfortunately, we have taken a major slip back this year. Yzerman is basically starting over and there are a lot of good kids in the pipeline playing in Grand Rapids in the AHL (about 45 minutes...
  47. I will have to try to catch this. Like you I...

    I will have to try to catch this. Like you I think the guy was an incredible talent, but most of the music he made was not my thing.
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    So....this is starting to get a bit real. The...

    So....this is starting to get a bit real. The company I work for came out with a memo today saying that any employee returning from a cruise may be required to work from home for 14 days...
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    Exactly, and it has become a tradition at the...

    Exactly, and it has become a tradition at the last show of each tour cycle to introduce a "new" lead singer. The band will be on hiatus the rest of the year.
  50. The soap opera continues: ...

    The soap opera continues: https://ultimateclassicrock.com/steve-perry-journey-dispute/?fbclid=IwAR0VD-QRDeRNJSgMJdQYvGLbbUavzPhXlI2VEm6m26ZCFd-KtXpCD7pYblA
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    Cool!

    Cool!
  52. Not a bad idea, but Journey already has a huge...

    Not a bad idea, but Journey already has a huge arena tour booked for this summer. They are coming about 45 minutes from where I live. I am not going......
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    I would be interested to hear about the writing...

    I would be interested to hear about the writing process for the new album and what role he played in it.
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    Ahh.......I did not realize they were technically...

    Ahh.......I did not realize they were technically split into two different series since there has been some crossover. I also forgot there were 3 seasons of the Columbian show. Anyway.......season...
  55. Yea, the Schon / Cain feud was all over the...

    Yea, the Schon / Cain feud was all over the internet only about a year or so ago. I get the feeling all of these guys pretty much hate each other at this point. Although he is probably enjoying the...
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    Boys and Girls........we have a new papa: ...

    Boys and Girls........we have a new papa:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJl_qIfohaE
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    I donít find it that odd. This tour is reality...

    I donít find it that odd. This tour is reality for prog bands at their level these days. ROSfest is the anchor gig that is most likely paying for their airfare to get over here and back. The New...
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    Season 4 was just released, but I have not had a...

    Season 4 was just released, but I have not had a chance to start it yet.
  59. I like all 4 albums, but agree the first two are...

    I like all 4 albums, but agree the first two are probably the best. Some of Hughes solo albums are really good too.
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    I bought his most recent album a while back. I...

    I bought his most recent album a while back. I like it, but don't love it.
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