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    IQ did a splendid one a couple of years ago...

    IQ did a splendid one a couple of years ago called Tales From A Dark Christmas.
    Neal Morse (and friends) did A Proggy Christmas.
    Tarja (former Nightwish singer) did an excellent one called From...
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    Yep, we've been discussing it in the Movies...

    Yep, we've been discussing it in the Movies thread.
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    Late to the party on this one, but I finally got...

    Late to the party on this one, but I finally got around to Mindhunter, really liking it so far.

    Also noticed there's a trailer for season 3 of The Sinner, which I'll be watching for sure.
  4. Loved those novelty/gag ads in the back of comic...

    Loved those novelty/gag ads in the back of comic books and in catalogues. I remember them so well, and my brother even sent away for those sea monkeys. What a disappointment those were!

    Not to...
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    Yes, it's worth noting sometimes that while Tony...

    Yes, it's worth noting sometimes that while Tony is critical of others, he is equally critical of himself. I think people tend to forget or overlook that sometimes. As for After The Ordeal, he...
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    Yeah, for sure. I would have liked a bit more of...

    Yeah, for sure. I would have liked a bit more of a role for Harvey Keitel though.
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    Yes, he mentions on the 2007 interview disc that...

    Yes, he mentions on the 2007 interview disc that the middle section is "not played as well as it should have been". Sounds fantastic to me!
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    Absolutely LOVED The Irishman. Haven't seen De...

    Absolutely LOVED The Irishman. Haven't seen De Niro give a tour de force performance like that in twenty something years. Pesci was outstanding as well. A modern day example of the kind of filmmaking...
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    Good call. Love that band.

    Good call. Love that band.
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    Shylock and Arachnoid's low placements made me a...

    Shylock and Arachnoid's low placements made me a sad panda. I was also hoping to see Ange's Caricatures in there, that's my favourite of theirs.

    How about French Canadian December? :)
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    Wow, I never knew that! That would have been...

    Wow, I never knew that! That would have been quite the deep cut for them to pull out at that stage. Nice that they at least brought back Ripples, but Blood On The Rooftops would have been even better...
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    I'm super stoked about that one myself! Been...

    I'm super stoked about that one myself! Been really looking forward to it.
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    Recently grabbed a couple of CDs I had been...

    Recently grabbed a couple of CDs I had been meaning to get to for a while:

    Egg - The Metronomical Society
    Hatfield - Hattitude

    ... both excellent! I should have had these ages ago. :cool
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    It started airing today. I'm so excited! But I'm...

    It started airing today. I'm so excited! But I'm not watching it until Sunday because the wife wants to see it too. Can't wait though!
  15. Yes, we did that every year.

    Yes, we did that every year.
  16. I don't know if hinting that he's "kinder and...

    I don't know if hinting that he's "kinder and wiser" with age necessarily rings true.
  17. We had what was called "smoker's corner", which...

    We had what was called "smoker's corner", which was out back of the school, facing the football field. Looking back, it must have been a pretty disgusting area, but at least it was outside. I've...
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    The debut was also released in the same mini-LP...

    The debut was also released in the same mini-LP format on Big Pink, but went out of print almost as quickly as it was released. I've only known one person to have it so far, this is his photo. It's...
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    The problem is, until it sees a proper reissue,...

    The problem is, until it sees a proper reissue, the legit choices are limited. The 1990 CD release is pricey, and Discogs lists the Italian CD as definitely unofficial, so I went with the Big Pink...
  20. Yep, this is what I see as the norm around here...

    Yep, this is what I see as the norm around here now. It's also hard to get a taxi around 8-9 am on weekdays, and if you ask any of the cab drivers why, they'll tell you they're on 'school runs'. I...
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    I thought it was time to get a proper CD of this...

    I thought it was time to get a proper CD of this terrific album, so I've ordered one from lpcdreissues, my first experience with them. Hope it's a good one! I don't expect it to arrive quickly...
  22. We always called that shagging. I know that has...

    We always called that shagging. I know that has an entirely different meaning in the U.K.! :lol
  23. Very well said and I completely agree on all...

    Very well said and I completely agree on all points.
  24. Townsend on Moon and Entwistle: 'Thank god they're gone...'

    https://www.blabbermouth.net/news/the-whos-pete-townshend-on-keith-moon-and-john-entwistle-thank-god-theyre-gone/

    I'm not a fan of Blabbermouth and their sensational click bait. But... wow.
  25. Ahhh, the stupidity of youth. :D We used to whip...

    Ahhh, the stupidity of youth. :D We used to whip cigarette lighters at the ground as hard as we could to make them explode, and make homemade flamethrowers out of aerosol spray cans and a lighter.
    ...
  26. ^^^ I seem to remember up here it was just colour...

    ^^^ I seem to remember up here it was just colour bars and an odd tone until around 6:00 am when the cartoons came on. I also remember when programming would stop for the night, they would play the...
  27. Yep. If you weren't in front of the TV when your...

    Yep. If you weren't in front of the TV when your show came on, you missed it. Even cartoons were only on weekends, or super early in the morning. I suppose as a child, the thought of today's cartoon...
  28. The house I grew up in backed onto a large, open...

    The house I grew up in backed onto a large, open field with lots of hills (which meant tobogganing in the winter, often resulting in injuries from kids who would inevitably wind up face first into a...
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    Exactly. I don't personally tend to wade into...

    Exactly.

    I don't personally tend to wade into things like this very often on PE. In this case it was something I feel strongly about, and was annoyed that we couldn't even have a silly thread that...
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    Thank you, MT, for allowing me to test out my new...

    Thank you, MT, for allowing me to test out my new approach so quickly. Scrolling right on by.

    Pigeons and chessboards.
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    Finishing up season 3 of The Crown tonight. It...

    Finishing up season 3 of The Crown tonight. It has been excellent, and what a cast this time around! Charles Dance is one of those mesmerizing actors, like Anthony Hopkins for example, who I can't...
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    I respect anyone's right to believe whatever...

    I respect anyone's right to believe whatever they'd like. The difference, from my experience in life, is that by and large I am not afforded that same respect by them. And that comes in all forms -...
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    So you just wanted to make sure that your...

    So you just wanted to make sure that your disagreement was noted after the fact, despite my having already acknowledged that what I should have done was scroll past or block what I didn't like (give...
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    Well if you'd read the further responses rather...

    Well if you'd read the further responses rather than cherry-pick the quotes you want to give your thumbs-down to, you might see for yourself.
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    I believe this was addressed, and we moved on.

    I believe this was addressed, and we moved on.
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    Haha, good point! Ian does mention in the recent...

    Haha, good point! Ian does mention in the recent Stormwatch box liner notes that John Evan joined a men's choir in later years, but never made a peep that he could sing while he was a JT member. Dave...
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    Yep. He can hardly breathe, and is barely...

    Yep. He can hardly breathe, and is barely intelligible. It's not like he ever was a good singer anyway, but still... this is just appalling.
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    ^^^ He did provide some good quotes. :cool

    ^^^ He did provide some good quotes. :cool
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    Perhaps those didn't have someone dragging them...

    Perhaps those didn't have someone dragging them down by stating their beliefs as facts and citing bible verses.

    However, in truth it's easy to just scroll past whatever we do not care for (or use...
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    I lost it around the "Eat a dot" point. :D

    I lost it around the "Eat a dot" point. :D
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    He has a powerful spirit being to shield him from...

    He has a powerful spirit being to shield him from such rudeness - he read about it in his book! So I think all will be well, no?
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    What do you guys think of these vocals? ...

    What do you guys think of these vocals?


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pdQnZLEWNo
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    Can we get this SHIT out of here?

    Can we get this SHIT out of here?
  44. Really? Excellent news! Finally! :cool

    Really? Excellent news! Finally! :cool
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    Unfortunately 90% of mine is gone by the time the...

    Unfortunately 90% of mine is gone by the time the movie actually starts. :D
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    Weird, because Phil also looked kinda like adult...

    Weird, because Phil also looked kinda like adult Jesus around 1977 or so.

    With maybe a hint of Charles Manson.
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    Thanks chaps! Glad you enjoyed it. It's actually...

    Thanks chaps! Glad you enjoyed it. It's actually been receiving a lot of praise on the GG FB group, which is gratifying, as so many people on social media will just click 'like' without bothering to...
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    My feature interview with Derek Shulman is now...

    My feature interview with Derek Shulman is now up, focusing on this box among other Giant nuggets:

    https://www.velvetthunder.co.uk/derek-shulman-un-boxing-the-giant/
  49. I'll take Benny The Bouncer over Illegal Alien...

    I'll take Benny The Bouncer over Illegal Alien any day.
  50. IMO, the minute you start expanding things just...

    IMO, the minute you start expanding things just because there's space on the disc to do so, you're worsening the quality of the album as a whole. These songs are the natural result of the writing...
  51. "How about re-recording the old Fish songs?"...

    "How about re-recording the old Fish songs?"
    "How about doing a convention with Fish?"
    "Do you like Rush?"

    :roll
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    Well, one of my favourite current bands is The...

    Well, one of my favourite current bands is The Agonist from Montreal, who have just put out their sixth album. The first three had Alyssa White-Gluz as vocalist before she defected to Arch Enemy, and...
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    https://www.lasercd.com/cd/waiting-miracles-2cd-digipak
  54. Tomorrow (Nov 17th) is Martin Barre's 73rd...

    Tomorrow (Nov 17th) is Martin Barre's 73rd birthday. 40 years ago, on his 33rd birthday, John Glascock died... :(
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    The first two Mercyful Fate albums are absolute...

    The first two Mercyful Fate albums are absolute classics. The first four King Diamond albums are great too. After that, both outfits become rather hit-and-miss for me, although King Diamond put out a...
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    When black metal started incorporating more...

    When black metal started incorporating more melody and symphonic elements, I started tuning in more. I can't really get into the original wave of stuff that is mostly just poorly recorded noise with...
  57. Amazon gets disc counts wrong all the time. Mine...

    Amazon gets disc counts wrong all the time. Mine is 2 CDs + a blu-ray.
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    The third criteria is patience.

    The third criteria is patience.
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    There are, though. ;) I love a good Zin, but...

    There are, though. ;) I love a good Zin, but avoid a lot of the sugary, jammy, unbalanced ones with little to no acidity. Those are adequate with a BBQ steak, but on their own? Way over the top, IMO....
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    He didn't stand out to me really, but I thought...

    He didn't stand out to me really, but I thought he did a decent enough impersonation. But again, recreations of well documented scenes and events don't add up to much, in my view.



    Agreed, a...
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