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    I say all this - yet when a friend of mine (i.e....

    I say all this - yet when a friend of mine (i.e. not me) posted a somewhat far-right-wing conservative post in a thread of mine on Facebook, 'Oog' unfriended me :D

    It's bugged me for years, though...
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    Nice to "see" you again, Jen!

    Nice to "see" you again, Jen!
  3. Following the "Damn I'm Old" theme of this thread...

    Following the "Damn I'm Old" theme of this thread - my wife and I are celebrating our 40th anniversary today.

    That's 40 whole years!

    Damn she's old :bad
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    ???

    ???
  5. Happy to hear you all came out of it okay. I...

    Happy to hear you all came out of it okay. I have no doubt that your healthy habits helped your recovery.
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    Very sad. Nope - the Canadian Hugues - he...

    Very sad.



    Nope - the Canadian Hugues - he and I shared interests in prog, photography, Formula 1, and cycling. Cantankerous old bugger, an uber-liberal, all-round good guy, and I was sad I...
  7. :D :D

    :D :D
  8. :rofl Mine gets stuck in weird places - I...

    :rofl

    Mine gets stuck in weird places - I don't know how T F it finds those places - all I know is that I can never find it, and I can usually not get into those places to rescue her!

    Remember...
  9. David, I've used the Lowas on some pretty hard...

    David,

    I've used the Lowas on some pretty hard surfaces and they were very good. Did the "Hike Across Delaware" twice on a paved surface, and did a 33-miler on the C&O Canal towpath. However I...
  10. Steve, REI is a co-op, not a regular store. I.e....

    Steve, REI is a co-op, not a regular store. I.e. they are "not for profit". They do make a profit, but at the end of the year, the distribute that profit back to customers proportionally, based on...
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    Definitely enjoying this - thanks for posting. ...

    Definitely enjoying this - thanks for posting.

    @Battema / @Frankie / @Others who can stand death growls and modern, adventurous, slightly avant garde metallic music.
  12. Good point about the insoles. Even on my $260+...

    Good point about the insoles. Even on my $260+ Lowas, I replace their insoles. But I just get the $20-or-so Dr. Scholls athletic insoles. They work for me. Another point about my Lowas : I've...
  13. Steve, I use very high-quality hiking boots. ...

    Steve, I use very high-quality hiking boots. They cost a lot (over $200) but I'll guarantee that I would have rolled my ankle and had other severe injuries dozens of times without those boots.
    ...
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    When I was traveling to Miami for business in...

    When I was traveling to Miami for business in 2015, I called Ken. He still had the same cell phone no. and email address. We had a drink - in the same bar he'd entertained my wife and me about 10...
  15. ...and as a consequence, the band has officially...

    ...and as a consequence, the band has officially been discontinued :(
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    ^^^ There are some excellent memes on the...

    ^^^ There are some excellent memes on the Interweb with comments like that.

    If I owned a coffee shop, I would make posters of as many as I could find and line the walls with them :D
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    ^^ That's way cool - acts like Dream Theater,...

    ^^ That's way cool - acts like Dream Theater, Opeth, Lacuna Coil are being brought to a mainstream audience.
  18. I've often thought that at festivals, we should...

    I've often thought that at festivals, we should all wear name tags with both - a real name, and a PE handle
  19. Bums? Who ya callin' a bum, ya bum! Said with...

    Bums? Who ya callin' a bum, ya bum!

    Said with my best ... you talkin' to me ... DiNiro impersonation :lol
  20. I've been lucky enough to meet many dozens of...

    I've been lucky enough to meet many dozens of PEers in person.

    Not many in the recent years, but that's been my fault - business travel, family life, sports activities, etc. have take up my...
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    I'm with you there, John! Bought it.

    I'm with you there, John! Bought it.
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    That's different! And different is good, IMO....

    That's different!

    And different is good, IMO.

    Definitely worth a spin on Bandcamp - I think I'll splash out on it.
  23. Many thanks, Jed.

    Many thanks, Jed.
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    There were several posts about Chris. I merged...

    There were several posts about Chris. I merged them into this one, and didn't remove any posts.

    I hope it doesn't cause any confusion - the purpose was to to maintain continuity.



    RIP,...
  25. Thanks for your good wishes, everyone. ...

    Thanks for your good wishes, everyone.



    Sorry to learn your sad news Todd.
  26. My brother-in-law just died 2 hours ago. He...

    My brother-in-law just died 2 hours ago.

    He had severe cancer and the sad truth is that he probably wouldn't have survived it. Then he picked up Covid in the hospital!

    Impossible (and...
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    :lol@Chris :)

    :lol@Chris :)
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    I agree. She's my age (I think) - and I'm...

    I agree. She's my age (I think) - and I'm damn-sure not as good looking or sexy. It's good to see them letting loose.

    And by "them" I meant Robert and Toyah :p
  29. Depends on how Bandcamp sets it up. Every...

    Depends on how Bandcamp sets it up.

    Every album is supposed to have a number, and every track is supposed to have a number. If they get lazy and only put the track no. in the URL, we're SOL :(
    ...
  30. I can make it work if I change the logic. ...

    I can make it work if I change the logic.

    Specifically :

    If everyone now enters "album=xxxxxxxx" instead of just xxxxxxxx - then entering "track=yyyyyyyy" would work. BUT - then all of the...
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    Fripp & Toyah Video

    Some interesting points about Toyah:
    1) She keeps fit by riding a stationary bike indoors
    2) She can sing
    3)
    4)

    (watch the video and feel free to fill in points 3 and 4 if you like

    ...
  32. Can you send me the URL for that album / track?

    Can you send me the URL for that album / track?
  33. Can be done, but iot's more complicated. Eg :...

    Can be done, but iot's more complicated.

    Eg : This album:

    https://stevekatsikas.bandcamp.com/track/sleep-is-for-longer-days


    1621278328

    I took one track:
  34. My heart is filled with pride! LOL

    My heart is filled with pride!

    LOL
  35. I'm sure someone will correct me - or -agree -...

    I'm sure someone will correct me - or -agree - but as I understand it, not all Bandcamp artists agree to allow their music be streamed. This album (Singularity by RAIN) is only available from...
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    Will definitely give it a try, John - thanks for...

    Will definitely give it a try, John - thanks for the recommendation.

    I see it's on Bandcamp:

    2418906544
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    No. But I didn't expect one.

    No. But I didn't expect one.
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    In a similar vein, several people here praised...

    In a similar vein, several people here praised the latest Fiona Apple album. I gave it a spin - not my taste, but good. I characterized it as Ani diFranco Mark-II ... which is not necessarily a bad...
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    Once again, Battema shows his ability to make up...

    Once again, Battema shows his ability to make up weird band names ;)






    Remember - this is a guy who actually likes Sun0))) :O
  40. My Dad was conned. "Microsoft" called him, and...

    My Dad was conned.

    "Microsoft" called him, and for just $400, they "fixed" his laptop so it would stop spamming everyone on the Interweb. It was "Microsoft", so of course he gave them his security...
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    :( :(

    :( :(
  42. Yep - that Marianna van Zeller series of TV shows...

    Yep - that Marianna van Zeller series of TV shows is very impressive - if disturbing



    There are companies that help with this. My neighbor works for one - I'll see if I can find details, if...
  43. Sorry to read about your loss, Gary :(

    Sorry to read about your loss, Gary :(
  44. Thread: Birders

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    Great pictures! ^^^

    Great pictures! ^^^
  45. So sorry to hear that, Renate. Best wishes -...

    So sorry to hear that, Renate.

    Best wishes - and I hope you find comfort soon.
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    Quite agree, Ian. I really Hope Perez doesn't...

    Quite agree, Ian. I really Hope Perez doesn't fall victim the the Red Bull #2 driver curse (Kvyyat, Albon, Gasly...) and that he starts showing Verstappen some real competition.

    I'm thrilled for...
  47. Steve, it was an excellent movie - in its day. ...

    Steve, it was an excellent movie - in its day. It hasn't aged well, though the racing scenes and teh on-track competition are still classic, and a lot of fun.

    But the acting... :meh
  48. Probably the best ever auto racing movie was "Le...

    Probably the best ever auto racing movie was "Le Mans" (Steve McQueen).

    I was able to watch it again recently - big excitement, I would be re-kindling great memories, and enjoying a classic.

    Oh...
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    My whole collection fits on a 2 by 4 by 1/4-inch...

    My whole collection fits on a 2 by 4 by 1/4-inch device.

    So because I'm extravagant, I have 4 of them, copied, just in case one or more of them die.

    So my whole (duplicated) collection is the...
  50. We're all hoping for the best for her!

    We're all hoping for the best for her!
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    Fiona Apple- i gave her a listen on...

    Fiona Apple-





    i gave her a listen on YouTube.

    I'd describe it as Ani DiFranco Mark-II. Not exactly, obviously, but it's in the same kind of genre.
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    I've seen this mentioned a number of times. My...

    I've seen this mentioned a number of times.

    My normal instinct is to roll my eyes and gloss over it, but it's appeared so many times on this thread that I'll have to give it a try...
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    All in all, I'm surprised there's so LITTLE...

    All in all, I'm surprised there's so LITTLE posted in this thread.

    Was 2020 as bad for music as it was for the rest of society?

    I don't have a 'favorite' of 2020 yet - nothing I've heard stood...
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    So Alpha Tauri is dropping Kvyyat, and replacing...

    So Alpha Tauri is dropping Kvyyat, and replacing him with ... no, not Perez, but an F2 driver :(
  55. Oh Jeez, Dan, I hope she'll be okay. I have no...

    Oh Jeez, Dan, I hope she'll be okay. I have no idea what Covid does to late-term pregnancies, but I hope your daughter and (soon) grandchild will be okay.

    Please keep us posted.

    I know it's...
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    @rofl ^^^^

    @rofl ^^^^
  57. Good luck, Ed! I hope she recovers quickly and...

    Good luck, Ed! I hope she recovers quickly and completely.
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    Had to laugh at Sainz - on his first lap in FP1,...

    Had to laugh at Sainz - on his first lap in FP1, when going around the modified circuit:

    "So I turn left here, no?" Like he's calling in for directions.

    Race engineer, not sure if this was a...
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    We just watched Sakhir. What A Race! ...

    We just watched Sakhir.

    What

    A

    Race!

    Holy ****
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    Cool video, thanks, Scott! I need to watch it...

    Cool video, thanks, Scott!

    I need to watch it again - there's always a lot going on at the same time in DT's music.
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