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    The MC5 did a 50th anniversary tour last year,...

    The MC5 did a 50th anniversary tour last year, although other than Wayne Kramer I am not sure who was in the band. I know several people who went to the Grand Rapids show and loved it. Also, Thin...
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    I would guess that all of the surviving members...

    I would guess that all of the surviving members would show up as I think they are all still on pretty good terms with each other, even though the current band is pretty much just Johnston, McFee, and...
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    That is a great answer. I grew up on the west...

    That is a great answer. I grew up on the west side of the state and am young enough that the MC5 were just a little bit before my time, but yes I think you are spot on with your observations.
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    Complete bullshit. Although not original Dee and...

    Complete bullshit. Although not original Dee and Campbell were essential to the continuation of Motorhead. No way should they not be included.
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    "Well if it seems to be real, it's illusion For...

    "Well if it seems to be real, it's illusion
    For every moment of truth, there's confusion in life
    Love can be seen as the answer, but nobody bleeds for the dancer
    And it's on and on, on and on and...
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    The sound was just ok, but this venue is not the...

    The sound was just ok, but this venue is not the best for acoustics, so I didn't really expect it to be all that great.
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    Something certainly seems amiss with these guys. I am kind of lukewarm on Toto, but they are great at what they do. Lukether is playing with another band on Cruise To The Edge this year.
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    I wore my Blue Oyster Cult On Tour Forever...

    I wore my Blue Oyster Cult On Tour Forever T-shirt to the show. I saw at least one other BOC shirt, and lots of of other bands. Ghost draws a really diverse crowd.
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    I actually think it is a pretty good list this...

    I actually think it is a pretty good list this year. Of course there are bands missing that should be there, but here are my thoughts:

    • Pat Benatar – Benatar was a groundbreaking female artist...
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    Here is some pretty good video from last night's...

    Here is some pretty good video from last night's show:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UA8MaRxhNyc&list=PLsxNdBgFGb1mhaam0t0Mt_alXpilrBF8l&index=6
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    I am still on season 2 right now, but enjoying it.

    I am still on season 2 right now, but enjoying it.
  12. I have the same reaction to her vocals sometimes....

    I have the same reaction to her vocals sometimes. I am not a fan of the shrill thing she does, although at the same time I think she has one of the most amazing voices of any young prog singer out...
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    Saw Ghost in Grand Rapids Michigan last night. ...

    Saw Ghost in Grand Rapids Michigan last night. Absolutely fantastic show. Their production has really ramped up since the last time I saw them with a great light show, pyro, smoke, costume changes,...
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    I finished "Hollywood Godfather". I am still not...

    I finished "Hollywood Godfather". I am still not sure that I believe everything Russo says happened in the book. If everything is true, the guy lived one of the most interesting lives ever. I have...
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    Someone posted a while back about the book...

    Someone posted a while back about the book "Blitzed Drugs In Nazi Germany". I just started reading it and am finding it very interesting so far. I have worked in the Pharma industry for 30 years...
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    I saw The Witch when it first came out in the...

    I saw The Witch when it first came out in the theater. I was a little bit disappointed in the ending (but then again, how do you end something like that), but it was a pretty amazingly acted,...
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    If this were coming closer to me I would check it...

    If this were coming closer to me I would check it out, but no shows anywhere near me.
  18. Agree, "Weird Scenes" is what introduced me to...

    Agree, "Weird Scenes" is what introduced me to The Doors.
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    Anyone who was at Progday the year Wishbone Ash...

    Anyone who was at Progday the year Wishbone Ash played will remember this one. I have a soundboard recording of the show. It rained throughout the show that day and there were storms all around the...
  20. I get one every 5 years. My Grandmother on my...

    I get one every 5 years. My Grandmother on my father’s side died of Colon cancer. My mother and sister have both had cancerous polyps, so it runs in the family. So far so good……..
  21. Interesting. Just for the record though, I don't...

    Interesting. Just for the record though, I don't think Suzanne Summers alternate advocacy had anything to do with Cannibis if I remember correctly.
  22. Agree, having just seen him last week, the guy...

    Agree, having just seen him last week, the guy just keeps getting better.
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    I think the NFC North is the strongest top to...

    I think the NFC North is the strongest top to bottom that it has been in years. Next Monday night's Lions / Packers game is huge for both teams. For the Lions, winning in Green Bay is always a...
  24. Yup, she is an advocate of several “alternative”...

    Yup, she is an advocate of several “alternative” therapies. I think she has even written some books about them. She is a cancer survivor and has claimed that some of these therapies cured her. If...
  25. Quackwatch is a good web site. I have read quite...

    Quackwatch is a good web site. I have read quite a few of their articles over the years.
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    Agreed, it is pretty rough.

    Agreed, it is pretty rough.
  27. Same with Steve McEwen and Farah Fawcett. Both...

    Same with Steve McEwen and Farah Fawcett. Both travelled to other countries for “alternative” treatments that did not have any impact on their cancer. I believe in both cases they were advised by...
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    You are probably right, although having not seen...

    You are probably right, although having not seen the film it is hard to comment. It just seems like this one has split the critics more than normal from reviews I have read. It seems to be either...
  29. Actually "Desperado" was a concept album to a...

    Actually "Desperado" was a concept album to a point. It told the story of the real life "Doolin-Daltin" gang in the old west, although there were some songs that didn't really fit the story line. ...
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    Found a youtube clip from back in August and...

    Found a youtube clip from back in August and Bloom was still singing:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92AbPzZwgTo
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    I would agree that Eric’s voice has had a...

    I would agree that Eric’s voice has had a significant decline over the past decade or so. It is not so much that he can’t hit the notes, but the power behind his vocals have been greatly reduced. ...
  32. I remember seeing an interview with Ian Anderson...

    I remember seeing an interview with Ian Anderson quite a few years ago on some talk show. I think this was around the time that “Roots To Branches” was released if I am remembering right. I am...
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    I have a friend who saw BOC Saturday night in...

    I have a friend who saw BOC Saturday night in Virginia. He used to be a member here, but don't think he is anymore. Anyway, he texted me and asked what was up with Eric Bloom? I did not know what...
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    I am curious about it too. The critics seem to...

    I am curious about it too. The critics seem to be really split on this one. They either seem to think it is great or horrible.
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    Agree, the people doing the talking don't always...

    Agree, the people doing the talking don't always appear to be all that informed on what they are talking about.
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    We have a local hockey bar here in Kalamazoo...

    We have a local hockey bar here in Kalamazoo owned by Lou Nisker who used to play for our local Kalamazoo Wings (IHL at the time, today ECHL) and made it to the NHL for a short period of time. ...
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    If everything is true in this book, this guy has...

    If everything is true in this book, this guy has led one hell of a life.
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    Currently reading "Hollywood Godfather, My Life...

    Currently reading "Hollywood Godfather, My Life In The Movies And The Mob" by Gianni Russo. Russo is probably best known for playing Carlo in "The Godfather" movie, but has also been in more than 40...
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    They did the instrumental live when I saw them...

    They did the instrumental live when I saw them back in July and just slayed it. They had a pretty good crowd at the gig, but I agree this band deserves better. They are actually coming back to my...
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    Agree, I have tried some and smoothing out the...

    Agree, I have tried some and smoothing out the bitterness seems to defeat the whole point of an IPA.
  41. Saw Hackett last night in Grand Rapids Michigan...

    Saw Hackett last night in Grand Rapids Michigan and thought it was fantastic. I will post a more extensive review when I get time.
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    Big fan here. I saw him open for Umphrey's McGee...

    Big fan here. I saw him open for Umphrey's McGee a couple of years ago and he was amazing. He later came back through town for a headline show and saw him again right up close to the stage. Agree,...
  43. Thread: Yacht Rock

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    The Little River Band were much more than Yacht...

    The Little River Band were much more than Yacht Rockers. They made some great albums and were also a fantastic live band (Checkout the live Backstage Pass album). I only got to see them once when...
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    Agree, it is a very good DVD. I saw the tour and...

    Agree, it is a very good DVD. I saw the tour and remember the show being very good, and the DVD captures everything well.
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    Ticket prices around here are all over the place....

    Ticket prices around here are all over the place. The big arena shows and casino shows can be expensive, but there are also a lot of cheaper theater and club shows around as well. I will mention...
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    I go to more shows by myself than I ever have. I...

    I go to more shows by myself than I ever have. I do have friends and my sister who still like to attend shows, but Consider The Source is a good example of one that I could not get anyone else to...
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    Interesting. I can't imagine that happening to...

    Interesting. I can't imagine that happening to me unless I get to a point where I am physically unable to attend shows. One of the things I look forward to the most regarding retirement is being...
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    I remember back when I was in my early 30's...

    I remember back when I was in my early 30's thinking that I could probably get away with going to rock n roll shows a few more years before I was too old. How funny that sounds today. I also...
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    For me, even at 58, my favorite thing to do in...

    For me, even at 58, my favorite thing to do in life is to drink a few beers and go to a good concert. I still love the live music experience. Sometimes when I go see young bands I am the "old guy"...
  50. Generally this is true, and as you mention a...

    Generally this is true, and as you mention a "drug" has to be proven to work.
  51. I can’t speak about the FDA as a whole, but I...

    I can’t speak about the FDA as a whole, but I work in Pharma manufacturing and we are audited by the FDA at least once a year (often more), and they are very tough on making sure that we are...
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    The really amazing thing is that it stays at that...

    The really amazing thing is that it stays at that level through most of the entire thing. "Better Call Saul" is also great.
  53. But......that is a true statement. Nothing...

    But......that is a true statement. Nothing against supplements, but they do not have to go through the same rigorous approval process that actual pharmaceutical drugs go through. Supplements are...
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    I am still a big fan of The Ladder. I actually...

    I am still a big fan of The Ladder. I actually pulled it out for a listen about a week ago and still think it is a strong album. Jon Anderson's most recent solo album reminds me of The Ladder in...
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    I'm in.
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    I read Clive's book a while back and found it...

    I read Clive's book a while back and found it very interesting. I am not a huge fan of a lot of the artists he promoted, but he certainly had an interesting life and did back some bands / artists...
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    Watched the "Between Two Ferns" movie on Netflix....

    Watched the "Between Two Ferns" movie on Netflix. It was ok. Kind of your typical on the road movie. Some of the interview segments were funny, but overall it did not blow me away.
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    I have it too. When the album first came out I...

    I have it too. When the album first came out I seem to remember the two disc version being difficult to find, so I bought the single disc first and eventually got the 2 disc.
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    I totally agree.

    I totally agree.
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    I've got: Sept 26: Consider The Source Oct...

    I've got:

    Sept 26: Consider The Source
    Oct 3: Steve Hackett
    Oct 14: Ghost
    Oct 17: Tauk (tentative)
    November 9: Tool
    November 15: Tommy Castro / Tinsley Ellis
    November 30: Pineapple...
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