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    I am currently reading "The Castle On Sunset"...

    I am currently reading "The Castle On Sunset" which is a history of the Chateau Marmot hotel in Hollywood. It is probably best known as the place where John Belushi died, but the place has been...
  2. Anyone here a fan of the Brian Howe era of Bad...

    Anyone here a fan of the Brian Howe era of Bad Company? They had some pretty big hits and I think several of the albums are really good. "Holy Water" and "Dangerous Age" were both on constant...
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    Yup, he talks about it in his book (which is an...

    Yup, he talks about it in his book (which is an interesting read BTW). He was not pleased with their performance, although pretty much everyone I know who has heard it thinks it is great.
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    I just finished the extended version of "The...

    I just finished the extended version of "The Hateful Eight" on Netflix. It is broken into 4 chapters and I did not watch it all in one sitting. To be honest it has been long enough since I saw the...
  5. Agree, very good stuff, and Rogers is one of the...

    Agree, very good stuff, and Rogers is one of the all time best vocalists. I have seen Bad Company several times, but it was always with other vocalists. (Brian Howe twice and Robert Hart once). I...
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    There are 3 towers very close to Storybook...

    There are 3 towers very close to Storybook (basically across the road). One that I remember was when After The Fall played in either 97 or 98. They were doing a quiet acoustic thing and the radio...
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    I think he is very inconsistent, but some of his...

    I think he is very inconsistent, but some of his films are great. I agree with you about "Lady In The Water" though, one of his weakest films for sure.
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    It has happened at ProgDay several times over the...

    It has happened at ProgDay several times over the years.
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    I bought this album at the show last week, and...

    I bought this album at the show last week, and have had chance to give it several listens. I think this might be the best solo album Jon has done. I really like it a lot. After seeing his band...
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    Agree, one their all time great tracks.

    Agree, one their all time great tracks.
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    I have quite a few younger people who work with...

    I have quite a few younger people who work with me that are really into it, but were either very young or not even born in the 80's. It is kind of similar what "Happy Days" was to my generation.
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    I think I would have been totally into going.

    I think I would have been totally into going.
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    That anthology is good, but there is also a 3CD...

    That anthology is good, but there is also a 3CD anthology called "Since You've Been Gone" that covers a bit more ground for anyone looking for a good overview.
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    Agree, as with everything Mattias touches the...

    Agree, as with everything Mattias touches the Progtoberfest show was outstanding.
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    Although I am not a fan, I think she has...

    Although I am not a fan, I think she has developed into a relatively talented artist over the years. I still don't care for her nasal voice, but she has worked to improve it and is actually come a...
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    I also saw the "SBTE" tour. My one and only time...

    I also saw the "SBTE" tour. My one and only time seeing them. One of the loudest concerts I have ever seen to this day. It was fricking loud that the sound was a muddy mess. The show was cool,...
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    I read Michael Lang's book a few years ago and it...

    I read Michael Lang's book a few years ago and it was very interesting. Highly recomended for people interested in Woodstock.
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    Someone else that I just thought of who I think...

    Someone else that I just thought of who I think is a great lyricist would be Andy Tillison from The Tangent. I find his lyrics to always be intelligent, well thought out, and interesting. I also...
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    I am also a fan of the song, but prefer the Head...

    I am also a fan of the song, but prefer the Head East version on the "Head East Live" album. It was always a showcase of their concerts.
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    Derek Sherinian from Dream Theater / Black...

    Derek Sherinian from Dream Theater / Black Country Communion as well.
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    Bell's built their huge state of the art quarter...

    Bell's built their huge state of the art quarter mile long production facility about 10 years ago or so, but I am not sure when they moved Hopslam production there. They were still brewing a lot of...
  22. An all time classic!

    An all time classic!
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    He has been doing it again in his live shows the...

    He has been doing it again in his live shows the last few years as kind of a showcase for his band. They pull it off really well.
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    This even happens with the independents. I don't...

    This even happens with the independents. I don't think Hopslam from Bell's has been the same (or as good) since they moved production to their current huge quarter mile long facility outside of town...
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    Alice has always hired top notch musicians. His...

    Alice has always hired top notch musicians. His currently band are outstanding.
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    "Lebowski" is one of those films that people...

    "Lebowski" is one of those films that people either seem to really love, or not care for much at all. Personally, I love it, but I know other Coen brothers fans who think it was a dud.
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    Yup, as Ian mentions Goose Island is owned by...

    Yup, as Ian mentions Goose Island is owned by Inbev (Budweiser) these days. They started out as an independent in Chicago, but are now fully owned. I like their IPA ok. It is not on the level of...
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    Unfortunately that is not unusual for free...

    Unfortunately that is not unusual for free festival type show. The Grand Rapids show was actually a very small crowd. The venue was less than half full, and they were giving away free standing room...
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    Here is another great review of the Grand Rapids...

    Here is another great review of the Grand Rapids show; ...
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    The one time I got to see The Kinks was with Ian...

    The one time I got to see The Kinks was with Ian in the band. He was a very good keyboard player.
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    When Fat Tire exploded, there were not many other...

    When Fat Tire exploded, there were not many other options. It was kind of like Bell's Amber Ale here in Michigan. Similar beers that were the first to really pop and expose people to better beer.
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    Although I would agree that New Belgium is pretty...

    Although I would agree that New Belgium is pretty middle of the road these days, you have to give them credit for being one of the pioneers of the U.S. micro brew scene back in the day. My wife's...
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    I will have to check into that one. Never heard...

    I will have to check into that one. Never heard of it, but sounds right up my alley.
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    I keep thinking of the actor who played Hurley in...

    I keep thinking of the actor who played Hurley in "Lost". That guy will never not be Hurley. It just ain't gonna happen.
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    I usually write my own reviews, but this pretty...

    I usually write my own reviews, but this pretty much sums up exactly what I would have said about the Grand Rapids Michigan show last night: ...
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    Saw the show tonight in Grand Rapids Michigan. I...

    Saw the show tonight in Grand Rapids Michigan. I will write a more detailed review when I get time, but for now I will say the show was outstanding. Jon has lost none of his vocal range, which at...
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    He does do a good job, but that kid better make...

    He does do a good job, but that kid better make his money now because he is going to be typecast into that character for the rest of his life.
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    He was also on Sammy Hagar's Road Trip show on...

    He was also on Sammy Hagar's Road Trip show on Axis TV a week or so. Interesting dude for sure. He grew up in Grand Rapids MI about 45 minutes from me and Tool used to play Grand Rapids or Kalamazoo...
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    I liked it, but didn't love it. Although there...

    I liked it, but didn't love it. Although there was a lot interesting stuff, there was also a lot that he left out that I would have liked to have heard about. As others have mentioned he does not...
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    I have listened to quite a bit of it on line and...

    I have listened to quite a bit of it on line and have liked what I have heard. I hope he has the physical CD for sale at the show tomorrow night.
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    Agree, they have some fantastic lyrics.

    Agree, they have some fantastic lyrics.
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    Maybe I am a curmudgeon, but when I mentioned...

    Maybe I am a curmudgeon, but when I mentioned “cringeworthy” scenes in my earlier post, that is the main one I was referring too. I found that hard to stomach.
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    Nichols, Anderson, Fish, and Livegren all rank...

    Nichols, Anderson, Fish, and Livegren all rank right up there for me too. A few others I really like:

    Matthew Parmenter (Discipline)
    Peter Gabriel (he has been hit and miss, but some of his...
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    The wife and I binge watched the final 4 episodes...

    The wife and I binge watched the final 4 episodes tonight. I have to admit that there were times when I was like "is this thing ever going to end". Maybe it is just me, but as this series goes on...
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    I was not aware of an expanded "Hateful Eight" I...

    I was not aware of an expanded "Hateful Eight" I will have to check that out.
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    I saw “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” yesterday. ...

    I saw “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” yesterday. I kind of walked away from it the same way I walked away from “The Hateful Eight” a few years ago, not really being able to make up my mind if it was...
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    We have our fantasy draft in a couple of weeks...

    We have our fantasy draft in a couple of weeks and always do it on Sunday afternoon with a pre-season game on in the background. Not a single game on this year which is really odd.
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    Nice review, I enjoyed reading it.

    Nice review, I enjoyed reading it.
  49. Oops.....sorry, the only one playing Sunday is...

    Oops.....sorry, the only one playing Sunday is Slash with Myles Kennedy. I read the original post wrong.
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    I am not familiar with most of the lineup, but would recommend:

    Tame Impala - These guys are a little bit proggy.

    Gary Clarke Jr. - If you are into blues at all he is a must see. I've seen him...
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    Just started Todd Rungren's book. It is all...

    Just started Todd Rungren's book. It is all written like a series of short snippets of his life, but so far I am enjoying it.
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    The version I have watched had the English in...

    The version I have watched had the English in English and the Spanish in Spanish (with subtitles). I did not know there was any other version.
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    Agree, bringing back some of the characters from...

    Agree, bringing back some of the characters from the first two seasons was very cool.
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    Originally the only reason I went was because my sister really wanted to go, but I am still completely blown away by how good it was. As I said before, I have seen hundreds of concerts over the...
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    I thought the first season was outstanding. The...

    I thought the first season was outstanding. The second season went downhill a bit, but I still thought it was pretty good. Season 3 is where they lost me, and I stopped watching after that. My...
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    I was also a Purson fan. Will have to check this...

    I was also a Purson fan. Will have to check this out.
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    I enjoyed it a lot too. The whole series has...

    I enjoyed it a lot too. The whole series has been quite good.
  58. I saw Yes with David twice. The first time I was...

    I saw Yes with David twice. The first time I was rather underwhelmed. The second time he (and the whole band) was much better. I have seen Davison 3 times now and each tour has gotten better too...
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    Auto buy for me.

    Auto buy for me.
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    I saw Fogerty a little over a year ago and he was...

    I saw Fogerty a little over a year ago and he was fantastic. He has a great backing band too.
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