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  1. Just because it's a download doesn't mean the...

    Just because it's a download doesn't mean the band, manager, producer, record label, etc. shouldn't get paid.
  2. Thread: Birders

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    How about a White-throated Sparrow?...

    How about a White-throated Sparrow? https://ebird.org/species/whtspa
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    Opening night is on YouTube. ...

    Opening night is on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwvhyGn2GCs
  4. Thread: Birders

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    It's Broad-winged Hawk time! Keep your eyes up in...

    It's Broad-winged Hawk time! Keep your eyes up in the late morning and mid-to-late afternoon for kettles of circling birds!
  5. Thread: VDGG box!

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    Mine arrives today. Can't wait!

    Mine arrives today. Can't wait!
  6. Funny. I found this new track a bit bland by DT...

    Funny. I found this new track a bit bland by DT standards.
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    Very cool news!

    Very cool news!
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    100% agree. The band sounds great and the lights...

    100% agree. The band sounds great and the lights are awesome. But Phil.
  9. Who would want a 5.1 mix of this crap? Just turn...

    Who would want a 5.1 mix of this crap? Just turn your stereo up louder.



    Now, that I would buy!
  10. It's a shame this was never officially released. ...

    It's a shame this was never officially released. It's a really excellent ELP epic.
  11. Thread: Birders

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    It could be an Eastern Towhee. Check this......

    It could be an Eastern Towhee. Check this... https://ebird.org/species/eastow
  12. Ok, so I watched the PBS Last Domino?...

    Ok, so I watched the PBS Last Domino? documentary. It's very well done, the band sounds great and the stage/light show looks awesome. But poor Phil. He was weak and slow during those rehearsals a...
  13. The snippet of Phil singing "Mama" at rehearsal...

    The snippet of Phil singing "Mama" at rehearsal is pretty sad. There is no strength left in his voice and that's a voice that requires a lot of it.
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    From everything I have read, Neil wasn't...

    From everything I have read, Neil wasn't diagnosed until about six months after the tour ended.
  15. Thread: VDGG box!

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    Seems like Burning Shed is the only one that got...

    Seems like Burning Shed is the only one that got them on the original release date. Everyone else got delayed.
  16. Thread: Birders

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    The Merlin app also has a new Sound ID feature...

    The Merlin app also has a new Sound ID feature and is free as well.
  17. Thread: Birders

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    Can you try to record it with your phone? I'm...

    Can you try to record it with your phone? I'm sure I can ID it for you then.
  18. Thread: Birders

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    Roseate Spoonbill, not Rosacea. ;) We have...

    Roseate Spoonbill, not Rosacea. ;)

    We have been seeing more of them in the north in recent years due to some climate change. White Ibis have also been more frequent.

    I photographed this ROSP...
  19. I thought the bass on the last album was nicely...

    I thought the bass on the last album was nicely mixed.
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    The only similarity I've ever heard between...

    The only similarity I've ever heard between "Nickel and Dime" and "Tom Sawyer" is the use of 5/4 and 10/4 time signatures. That would hardly qualify as hard evidence of influence. Also, "Nickel and...
  21. Thread: VDGG box!

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    Very cool to have you here! Welcome! And for...

    Very cool to have you here! Welcome!

    And for those not familiar with Stephen's body of work - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_W._Tayler#Selected_discography
  22. Got mine via Laser's Edge today!

    Got mine via Laser's Edge today!
  23. The first album is Holmes/Orford. Paul Cook is a...

    The first album is Holmes/Orford. Paul Cook is a guest.
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    I wouldn't be there. My younger son has a...

    I wouldn't be there. My younger son has a lacrosse tournament.
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    Alex has said many times recently that he's been...

    Alex has said many times recently that he's been enjoying exploring the sounds and atmospheres he can create with the guitar. These two tracks certainly reflect that.
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    I got it on Friday along with the Mammoth WVH...

    I got it on Friday along with the Mammoth WVH album. Mammoth has been monopolizing my listening, but I'm lookin very forward to digesting the Danny Elfman album.
  27. "Mantis" and "Similar Skin" for me.

    "Mantis" and "Similar Skin" for me.
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    Agreed. And if I were Dave, I'd be wary of...

    Agreed. And if I were Dave, I'd be wary of letting Roger post there too. Roger has not legally been in Pink Floyd since the 80s and he's prone to post very polarizing political content to say the...
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    Can't wait for this, but Roger is such a dick.

    Can't wait for this, but Roger is such a dick.
  30. I love this album. Easily my favorite Moodies...

    I love this album. Easily my favorite Moodies album. I wish it had the 5.1 treatment.
  31. Thread: Rush 40th's

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    Black Forest also has a complete "Hemispheres". ...

    Black Forest also has a complete "Hemispheres". Recorded in Stadthalle, Offenbach, Germany (May 28, 1979)
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    But there already was one, "The Box". ;)

    But there already was one, "The Box". ;)
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    From the article: "Peter Hammill says that the...

    From the article:

    "Peter Hammill says that the band's classic albums are now owned by Universal, and reissues are coming later this year. He says that these will include 5.1 mixes, which have...
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    Right? Again?

    Right? Again?
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    Refreshing, ain't it? I'm curious about Rik...

    Refreshing, ain't it?

    I'm curious about Rik Emmett on WYWH. I assume he plays acoustic and sings it.
  36. Thread: Birders

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    Are you sure it wasn't gray with white and black...

    Are you sure it wasn't gray with white and black wingbars? That would be a Northern Mockingbird (https://ebird.org/species/normoc). They sing a lot of songs.
  37. Pretty cool!

    Pretty cool!
  38. Thread: Birders

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    Red-winged Blackbird

    Red-winged Blackbird
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    Also, Marty lives in Denmark now.

    Also, Marty lives in Denmark now.
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    I got my second Moderna shot yesterday. No side...

    I got my second Moderna shot yesterday. No side effects whatsoever.
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    This one got his first Moderna shot.

    This one got his first Moderna shot.
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    I cannot imagine there is an ounce of truth in...

    I cannot imagine there is an ounce of truth in this. Yes, Ray Danniels, Rush's long-time manager, is Alex Van Halen's brother-in-law and also managed Van Halen after Ed Leffler died, but this...
  43. I bought both albums back when "Horse" came out. ...

    I bought both albums back when "Horse" came out. Cool stuff.
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    Unfortunately, there's a lot of doubt around that...

    Unfortunately, there's a lot of doubt around that now. There was a 30th anniversary 5.1 release and Alex Lifeson made no mention of it during his interview on Make Weird Music with Andre.
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    Random knowledge tidbit of the day: Rick knows...

    Random knowledge tidbit of the day: Rick knows the Echolyn guys!
  46. Blue herons top out around 54". ;)

    Blue herons top out around 54". ;)
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    I didn't spin anything. I asked a question in...

    I didn't spin anything. I asked a question in trying to understand the two statements together.
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    His or yours? :cool And, also not true, many of...

    His or yours? :cool And, also not true, many of us like *some* of his music.



    Doesn't matter what the definition is. He used the same word ("processed") on both sides of the argument.
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    First he said this: "If I do hear a guitar, it’s...

    First he said this:
    "If I do hear a guitar, it’s been so processed, quantised, sampled, beat-detected and glitched up that it doesn’t sound like a guitar anymore – but I still believe in the...
  50. This is interesting as it's not too soon before...

    This is interesting as it's not too soon before we invited them to play at NEARfest X in 2008.
  51. Thread: Birders

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    Crossbills are pretty loud and chatty. If you...

    Crossbills are pretty loud and chatty. If you know what you're listening for, they're pretty easy. I still want to find one in Chester County, PA
  52. Thread: Birders

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    I get Living Bird from Cornell. It’s a nice,...

    I get Living Bird from Cornell. It’s a nice, high-quality quarterly magazine that is part of my annual membership, which is like $40 or so.
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    Wow. haven't heard that name in years. I have...

    Wow. haven't heard that name in years. I have "Whale Music" but haven't spun it quite a while. May need to revisit.
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    Chris, send me a PM and we can talk about getting...

    Chris, send me a PM and we can talk about getting you your NEARfest set!
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    Yngwie is the king of wank. Cannot stand him or...

    Yngwie is the king of wank. Cannot stand him or his playing.
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    Wow. That went dark fast. :lol

    Wow. That went dark fast. :lol
  57. Very true. He did say that. Well, the...

    Very true. He did say that.



    Well, the quote I posted above was from the interview. It sounds to me like he and Geddy will make music together. The form it takes and if/when it's released is...
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    SW blames EVH for the shredder mentality. I would...

    SW blames EVH for the shredder mentality. I would never call Eddie a shredder, but I would say that he inspired a lot of people to play fast. Part of that is that all the guitar players that followed...
  59. That's before Neil died. We will see what...

    That's before Neil died. We will see what happens now.

    The interview did seem hopeful that those two would get together in the near-ish future:

    "We still talk about it and I'm sure we will...
  60. Thread: Birders

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    An adult Cooper's Hawk will have a dark cap and...

    An adult Cooper's Hawk will have a dark cap and red eyes.
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