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    :lol

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  2. Thread: Abominations

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    ^^ They were continuous play. That was the big...

    ^^ They were continuous play. That was the big thing along with the convenience.

    Unfortunately, this has turned into a thread about 8-tracks.

    So, here's another abomination:

    Alan Douglas'...
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    It was one of the definitive books at the time....

    It was one of the definitive books at the time. But, they've all been eclipsed by Lewissohn's work.
  4. Thread: Birders

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    Climate change is causing birds to shrink, study...

    Climate change is causing birds to shrink, study suggests
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    His Beatles Forever book is great.

    His Beatles Forever book is great.
  6. Thread: Abominations

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    Abominations

    I just shared this photo with someone, calling it an abomination, which it is.

    I thought it would make a good topic.

    The 8-track tape of Sgt. Pepper not only changed the order of the songs in...
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    That wasn't my statement. I'd have to look into...

    That wasn't my statement. I'd have to look into the specifics of that, if any, in my "Forbidden Hollywood" book.
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    Another thing they frowned upon was having...

    Another thing they frowned upon was having criminals not ultimately pay for their crimes.
  9. Thread: Birders

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    https://www.stateparks.com/jacobsburg_state_park_i...

    https://www.stateparks.com/jacobsburg_state_park_in_pennsylvania.html
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    Nope, it was directed by Fred Niblo, with whom I...

    Nope, it was directed by Fred Niblo, with whom I am not familiar. It didn't begin that way and took like three years to complete. After about a year, it was put on hold and them MGM formed and Irving...
  11. 70 bucks on Amazon USA. Yikes!

    70 bucks on Amazon USA. Yikes!
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    Well, that was pretty incredible. I watched the...

    Well, that was pretty incredible. I watched the entire movie for the first time. What an epic production.
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    ^ This week it's all Pre-Code, too. Va-Va-Va-Voom!

    ^ This week it's all Pre-Code, too. Va-Va-Va-Voom!
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    WHOA! Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925) is on...

    WHOA! Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925) is on TCM tonight. It holds up very well against the color talkie. Some scenes were filmed in two-strip color. The chariot scene is effing epic.

    I might...
  15. Maybe the same songs, but not the same...

    Maybe the same songs, but not the same performances. I have versions of some that are 30+ minutes long. Others might be half that length.
  16. ^^ It would be nice to see a fully restored DVD...

    ^^ It would be nice to see a fully restored DVD of the complete final show, too.
  17. Thread: Birders

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    Nearfest2, since you're in the Lehigh Valley, how...

    Nearfest2, since you're in the Lehigh Valley, how often do you go to Henry's Woods/Jacobsburg Park in Belfast? I was just there yesterday, while visiting family. I heard some interesting calls on the...
  18. Thread: Birders

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    That's a Carolina Wren. One makes a nest in my...

    That's a Carolina Wren. One makes a nest in my shed every year. It seems that's a common characteristic.
  19. This could only be nothing less than great.

    This could only be nothing less than great.
  20. Thread: BBC Sessons

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    Cream and The Moody Blues released killer BBC...

    Cream and The Moody Blues released killer BBC sets.
  21. Thread: BBC Sessons

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    Well, back then, even the Fab Four weren't sure...

    Well, back then, even the Fab Four weren't sure if they'd be around much longer.
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    Really? It's quite a flick. Dead Ringer is on...

    Really? It's quite a flick.

    Dead Ringer is on at 10:30. I don't think I've seen that one. Not sure if I'll be up until 12:30.
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    Last Tuesday for Bette. "Whatever Happened to...

    Last Tuesday for Bette. "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?" is on right now.
  24. Thread: BBC Sessons

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    I think the "problem" is that this discussion is...

    I think the "problem" is that this discussion is not necessarily about the importance of the work, which can be defined many ways, BTW. In the case of The Beatles, it's a great insight into the band...
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    Yep. :roll

    Yep.



    :roll
  26. Thread: BBC Sessons

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    Who gives a shit how they're recorded? These...

    Who gives a shit how they're recorded? These recordings are the best document of The Beatles as a pure rock and roll band, something the music snobs of the world (including you, perhaps?) allege...
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    A moderator started this thread.

    A moderator started this thread.
  28. Thread: BBC Sessons

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    My favorites are anything The Beatles did (the...

    My favorites are anything The Beatles did (the earlier, the better) and Pink Floyd's 1970-71 sets. There are also some KILLER performances by The Animals, among others.

    Thank God the BBC didn't...
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    That wouldn't stop them, I bet.

    That wouldn't stop them, I bet.
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    Indeed. I was born and raised a Roman Catholic...

    Indeed. I was born and raised a Roman Catholic and am now as non-religious as they come. Yet, I have no tolerance for those who mock the faith of others. I may not share their faith, but I respect...
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    I don't think ANY mention of Jesus automatically...

    I don't think ANY mention of Jesus automatically makes a thread religious. Just like a thread about protest music isn't automatically political. We've had numerous threads about Jesus Christ...
  32. Thread: Hayward & Lodge

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    ^^ It tells me nothing.

    ^^ It tells me nothing.
  33. What could be better than seeing the final show...

    What could be better than seeing the final show of the tour and having it on a Saturday night two miles from your house? I can't wait!

    Thanks, Frank.
  34. YYYEEEAAAHHH!!! That's two miles from my house! I...

    YYYEEEAAAHHH!!! That's two miles from my house! I just saw BOC there and will see Dweezil there in the Spring. Now, Frank in May!!!
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    Apparently, she never made another movie after...

    Apparently, she never made another movie after that.
  36. Thread: MLB 2019

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    Yeah, I feel bad for him. He has a swing made for...

    Yeah, I feel bad for him. He has a swing made for that stadium. But, they needed to protect their top prospects. And he ain't one of them anymore. They could have sent him to the minors to protect...
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    On Sunday night on TCM at midnight. Great camera...

    On Sunday night on TCM at midnight. Great camera work here. I've never seen this one.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4_KDf4xhU8
  38. Thread: MLB 2019

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    The Yankees released outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury...

    The Yankees released outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury and designated first baseman Greg Bird for assignment

    Finally. Bird could still have a future, though.
  39. Thread: Questions:

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    67 and 68

    67 and 68
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    Exactly! It makes a wave which remains a wave...

    Exactly! It makes a wave which remains a wave until it is received by an ear to convert it to a sound. The sound is inside the head only.
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    I'll be listening while working.

    I'll be listening while working.
  42. Thread: Questions:

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    If a tree falls in the forest and nobody is there...

    If a tree falls in the forest and nobody is there to hear it, it does not make a sound.
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    Tomorrow is Tuesday. You know what that means. ...

    Tomorrow is Tuesday. You know what that means.

    The day-long BD Fest begins with "The Letter" at 6:00 am.
  44. Thread: Birders

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    I had this eight-pointed beast in my yard...

    I had this eight-pointed beast in my yard yesterday. He's been sniffing out the ladies all week. Shot's a bit fuzzy, though.

    13533
  45. Thread: NEKTAR

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    :up Sure, I knew you needed time. Just wasn't...

    :up

    Sure, I knew you needed time. Just wasn't sure if I missed an update.

    Are you still working on more dates? I need to determine if I'll be driving to Cleveland or if something might be...
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    The Man Who Came to Dinner is a riot. The full...

    The Man Who Came to Dinner is a riot.

    The full list for the month:

    http://www.tcm.com/this-month/article/1542146|0/Bette-Davis-Tuesdays-in-November.html
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    For the record, Bette did win two Best Actress...

    For the record, Bette did win two Best Actress Oscars.
  48. Thread: NEKTAR

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    Mo, any updates for the contributors? I haven't...

    Mo, any updates for the contributors? I haven't seen any notifications since you met your goal. Unless I missed something.
  49. Thread: MLB 2019

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    ^^ Everybody knew about it. This has been alleged...

    ^^ Everybody knew about it. This has been alleged for a couple of years now. Let's see if MLB does something about it. Fucking cheaters.
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    I can see that. But, she did get ten Best Actress...

    I can see that. But, she did get ten Best Actress nominations and probably should have had more.
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    With me, it's more about her acting ability than...

    With me, it's more about her acting ability than anything. I never found her particularly pretty. That doesn't mean she's not attractive, though.
  52. A great band and live album.

    A great band and live album.
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    Next Tuesday. Here's the entire list of movies...

    Next Tuesday.

    Here's the entire list of movies they're showing this month.

    http://www.tcm.com/this-month/article/1542146|0/Bette-Davis-Tuesdays-in-November.html

    You can start drooling.
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    Yep. My wife's all-time favorite. My...

    Yep.



    My wife's all-time favorite. My 16-year-old likes it, too. Credit Teddy with that.

    Personally, I think Grant is a tad over the top for my taste, even though I love those old screwball...
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    I heard about that and just don't get it. They...

    I heard about that and just don't get it. They should be embarrassed. Apparently, they aren't. Or, the money helps them overcome it.
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    Just a reminder with all of this BD talk, she's...

    Just a reminder with all of this BD talk, she's the star of the month. That means movies all day tomorrow:

    http://www.tcm.com/schedule/index.html?tz=est&sdate=2019-11-12
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    +1

    +1
  58. There are very few white singers who can deliver...

    There are very few white singers who can deliver the blues as soulfully as Gregg. It's a short list that, IMHO, includes Johnny Winter, Jack Bruce and Van Morrison. those aren't the only ones, but...
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    I prefer the less-polished stuff from before the...

    I prefer the less-polished stuff from before the Swing Age. There was an online station I used to listen to that played pre-war blues. It's not around anymore. I can listen to that all friggin' day....
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    ^^ A lot of pre-war pop, consider yourself...

    ^^ A lot of pre-war pop, consider yourself warned. Innocent stuff, but you might get some eye rolls.

    What's really interesting is that there's some German-language music. There must have been...
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