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    Good call, and he plays with Transit Express, so...

    Good call, and he plays with Transit Express, so lot's of great violin in that band as well!

    Bill
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    Fun stuff Xavier, thanks for sharing. Next time I...

    Fun stuff Xavier, thanks for sharing. Next time I listen, I'll read these descriptions as the track is playing. I got the disc last week and have spun it twice and my wife and I absolutely love it!...
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    :lol Gads, how could I have forgotten them?...

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    Gads, how could I have forgotten them? Great band! Was lucky to see them at FMPM, and great violin for sure!

    Bill
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    Wicked inappropriate, dude. You should be banned!...

    Wicked inappropriate, dude. You should be banned! :lol Just kidding, always a good thing to sing Tom's praises even if we were both in the band. He made that second album special, both instrumentally...
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    Damn, would not mind having this at all! Just...

    Damn, would not mind having this at all! Just added to Amazon queue!

    :cool
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    I recall seeing a scathing report on 60 Minutes...

    I recall seeing a scathing report on 60 Minutes decades ago (late 70s, early 80s?) about Bidwell. He was acknowledged then as one of the stingiest, and least successful owners in the NFL. I wasn't a...
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    Awesome!! I'm in for sure! Bill

    Awesome!! I'm in for sure!

    Bill
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    It was actually Jonathan Jones who made the hit,...

    It was actually Jonathan Jones who made the hit, Harmon was making the perfectly legal tackle from behind. The play actually was penalized, 15 yard personal foul. But no ejection. The play was...
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    If you read the entire Realm of the Elderlings,...

    If you read the entire Realm of the Elderlings, you've covered just about everything she wrote, save the Soldier Son trilogy. I think she did a couple of collaborations, and maybe something under...
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    Ditto! I'll be checking out the tracks you...

    Ditto! I'll be checking out the tracks you posted. Really enjoy all the Tanger albums, and your solo disc, which I just threw on for a listen!

    Cheers!

    Bill
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    Any news from these guys? Are the band or Luis...

    Any news from these guys? Are the band or Luis still active?

    Bill
  12. True, that was new (at least for me), and it was...

    True, that was new (at least for me), and it was awesome! Actually, probably the highlight of the show for me.

    Bill
  13. I thought it was good too. I think I may have...

    I thought it was good too. I think I may have enjoyed the last tour a bit more because what they were doing was a bit "fresher" to me. This show was really similar to the prior one in terms of...
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    Re Den Za Den: As far as I know, my download is...

    Re Den Za Den: As far as I know, my download is not a vinyl rip, so I'm not sure what the source would have been for that. If they used that source, I think it would be fine. Question is, who owns...
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    I like this album a lot. I only have a download...

    I like this album a lot. I only have a download of it, but I'd buy the CD without hesitation if it ever got reissued. Not that I'm holding my breath on that.

    Bill
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    We'll see. One win over a surprisingly terrible...

    We'll see. One win over a surprisingly terrible Broncos team doesn't do much to impress me. I do agree that AB was going to be a problem for them, and that they're better off without him, but that's...
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    I have this album. I like it a lot. It's very...

    I have this album. I like it a lot. It's very busy, that's for sure. But the guys have chops for days, and it is a fun listen. Over the top, that's for sure, but I take this over a lot of "tasteful"...
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    Awesome, congratulations!! Bill

    Awesome, congratulations!!

    Bill
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    I'd go with the Broncos, I think they will be...

    I'd go with the Broncos, I think they will be improved this year. Raiders are a mess.

    Bill
  20. Thread: MLB 2019

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    It points to a lot of those rumors and...

    It points to a lot of those rumors and scuttlebutt in the press as having more than a grain of truth. Sounds like he didn't manage internal relationships very well and the Sox were just sick of him....
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    Not really a good comparison, difference being...

    Not really a good comparison, difference being the talent level. Somebody was going to bite on AB, he's a generational-level talent. Kaepernick not so much. Pats actually looked at Kaepernick, and...
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    That is collusion, which is wrong in its own way,...

    That is collusion, which is wrong in its own way, whether you can "prove" it or not; and I don't feel that two wrongs make a right. So that's not such "common sense" to me. Common sense to me is that...
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    Unlikely in the extreme he'll negatively impact...

    Unlikely in the extreme he'll negatively impact the Patriots' locker room. Belichick won't put up with it. He shipped Jamie Collins off to Cleveland without hesitation when he started to be a...
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    Sticky: Fantastic! Just been spinning their discs this...

    Fantastic! Just been spinning their discs this past week, I really like these guys! I will definitely be grabbing this!

    Bill
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    Very exciting to hear! I also loved Clockwork...

    Very exciting to hear! I also loved Clockwork Universe, actually just spun it the other day. I'm definitely in for this new one!

    Bill

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  26. Thread: MLB 2019

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    I'd say on a statistical level for those ultra...

    I'd say on a statistical level for those ultra high-end contracts, generally not for anyone but pitchers. You can probably find talent that you don't have to pay that kind of money for that will give...
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    It's not really the fans that are bitching, it's...

    It's not really the fans that are bitching, it's a few articles in the press. Nobody needs to take a pill, and the press aren't going to shut up because they want to sell papers (or whatever it is...
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    There have been a few articles, but I think...

    There have been a few articles, but I think "hammering" is a bit of an exaggeration. There are questions, yes, but I think even the most critical articles wind up asking, "if not Dombrowski, who?"...
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    There have been a few rumblings of late. An...

    There have been a few rumblings of late. An article in the Globe, followed by one on NBC sports a while back. In general I think most fans see it the way you're portraying, but there are rumors of...
  30. Thread: MLB 2019

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    It's possible. The situation for the Sox has...

    It's possible. The situation for the Sox has changed and Dombrowski may not be the best fit for a rebuild/re-tool. The organization is also setting some spending limits that make his "guns blazing"...
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    That's exactly what I meant, probably didn't...

    That's exactly what I meant, probably didn't phrase it that well. Sox just couldn't take him at that elite contract level, for a variety of reasons. I just don't hear many (any?) folks on Boston...
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    Debatable. Kimbrel has shown chinks in the armor...

    Debatable. Kimbrel has shown chinks in the armor over the past two seasons. The length and cost of the contract he wanted to sign with the Sox was hard to justify based on his performance over those...
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    LOL, you think? :lol Yeah, I'm partial to CDs....

    LOL, you think? :lol

    Yeah, I'm partial to CDs. I'll definitely get the new one when it comes out in that format. I was just checking if the first one was also available as a CD and I'd have gotten...
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    Sublime! Is the first album available in CD...

    Sublime! Is the first album available in CD format as well?

    Bill
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    Download only, no CD planned (not CDR)? Bill

    Download only, no CD planned (not CDR)?

    Bill
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    Interesting. I missed the first Aliante from...

    Interesting. I missed the first Aliante from 2017, not sure how. I'm sampling that album now. Sounds a lot like the better Taproban albums, which I like quite a bit. I may grab that one, and will...
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    Agreed, excellent!! :up Bill

    Agreed, excellent!! :up

    Bill
  38. Holy $***, that is awesome! This has always been...

    Holy $***, that is awesome! This has always been one of my favorite songs from Minstrel, so cool to hear it played live!

    Bill
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    :lol

    :lol
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    I could see him at a Prog festival. :p But...

    I could see him at a Prog festival. :p

    But seriously, the guy has $97+ million dollars. He doesn't need to do anything else, especially if he hates it. I hate the Colts with a passion, but I've...
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    Yeah, basically this. I'm not sure what to say....

    Yeah, basically this. I'm not sure what to say. Societies make choices that have both intended and unintended consequences, and with which people agree and disagree. I personally think this is pretty...
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    That's always what I have argued. The platforms...

    That's always what I have argued. The platforms that make unauthorized uploads available should be held responsible. That wouldn't stop it, but it would force it underground and keep the average user...
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    CD burning was an issue, but it was Napster that...

    CD burning was an issue, but it was Napster that blew the doors open. Sharing an album between a few friends is one thing, sharing it with the entire world with a few mouse clicks is another. And...
  44. Agree, that also struck me as odd. But in...

    Agree, that also struck me as odd. But in retrospect, Anderson wasn't particularly proud of having said that. Who knows what was in his mind at the time?

    Otherwise interesting article. Like others...
  45. Nice! Demos sound good. Will definitely check it...

    Nice! Demos sound good. Will definitely check it out when the album is done.

    Bill
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    Sounds really interesting, I'll keep an eye out...

    Sounds really interesting, I'll keep an eye out for it!

    Bill
  47. Love the title track, but for me it really drops...

    Love the title track, but for me it really drops off after that. I'll give it another sample, maybe it will click.

    Bill
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    Yeah, great label. Some of my favorites include...

    Yeah, great label. Some of my favorites include Not a Good Sign, Accordo Dei Contrari, Nerve Institute, Inner Ear Brigade, Calomito, Homunculus Res, Ciccada and Macroscream. I've surely left a few...
  49. I've always been a fan of Bad Company, but man...

    I've always been a fan of Bad Company, but man did I get burned out on them on classic rock radio. Finally last year, after decades of not listening to the radio, I actually re-bought four of the...
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    Yep, me too! Will be getting this as soon as it's...

    Yep, me too! Will be getting this as soon as it's available.



    Hope so, GR is near the top of my favorite current bands list! Lady With not quite at that level, but I do enjoy those albums and...
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    Hadn't really noticed, but I spun it last night,...

    Hadn't really noticed, but I spun it last night, and you're right, it is incredibly boxy. The snare in particular has no top end at all. In the overall context of the music, it doesn't bug me that...
  52. I have both the RGF and the DRT 35th Anniversary...

    I have both the RGF and the DRT 35th Anniversary CDs. The only one I ever play anymore is the DRT, which sounds much fuller in the bass and less "spiky" in the treble. Sounds quite good to my ears,...
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    :up That was not me who yelled "fuck...

    :up

    That was not me who yelled "fuck Pittsburgh" (I think it was the bar manager, who basically didn't shut up all night). But I did yell "Skeleton Boat!" and you played it! :D I think that may...
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    Sticky: I think that's fair. It took me a little getting...

    I think that's fair. It took me a little getting used to the first album, but once I did I found myself enjoying it. One problem on the first record is that I think the vocals were mixed just a bit...
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    Cool, checking this out, thanks! Yeah, they...

    Cool, checking this out, thanks!

    Yeah, they played the Michael Mellender song last night. I thought it was one of the best pieces they played, though I couldn't quite tell if the segued into...
  56. Thread: Cheer Accident

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    Wow! OK, then, I'm glad I caught this gig as I'd...

    Wow! OK, then, I'm glad I caught this gig as I'd have felt even more this way without the guitar and likely would have enjoyed it way less. And yes, Jeremy was fantastic! I figured he was a fixture...
  57. Thread: Cheer Accident

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    Nice picture. LOL @ "Mrs. Sputnik"! :lol It...

    Nice picture. LOL @ "Mrs. Sputnik"! :lol

    It was nice seeing/meeting everyone. I liked that venue a lot, even though they didn't have it set up particularly well for a show like this (didn't really...
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    Sticky: Cool. I like Kentish Spires too, I'll definitely...

    Cool. I like Kentish Spires too, I'll definitely check this out.

    Bill
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    Well, don't go crazy looking for one just yet....

    Well, don't go crazy looking for one just yet. The bottle we had tonight was terrible, and I actually think it was a bad bottle. I remember the wine being much different, and tonight's bottle was...
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    Valpolicella is such an under-rated wine in North...

    Valpolicella is such an under-rated wine in North America. This one sounds lovely, I'm going to make note and look around for it. Good call!

    Tonight we're having a La Cattura Tuscan red with lamb....
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