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  1. PE edition 1. Likes :up do not equal sales. ...

    PE edition

    1. Likes :up do not equal sales.

    2. If your first post is "check out this band I discovered", we know it's your band.

    3. When in doubt, use more mellotron.
  2. To the initial request, don’t forget the...

    To the initial request, don’t forget the subscribe thread feature. Go to thread tools > subscribe to this thread.

    To the other request, I’m not the person to ask, but I’m not bothered by the...
  3. Sticky: FEATURED ALBUM: Pure Reason Revolution - Eupnea

    In continuing to highlight some of the notable releases of 2020, next up is a reunion release from Pure Reason Revolution, who made an impact with many when they released The Dark Third about 15...
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    1. Fear of a Blank Planet 2. Grace for Drowning...

    1. Fear of a Blank Planet
    2. Grace for Drowning
    3. Deadwing
    4. Signify
    5. Raven
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    RIP. I’ll have to spin The Sea this week.

    RIP. I’ll have to spin The Sea this week.
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    ^^^ I’m with ya.

    ^^^ I’m with ya.
  7. FEATURED ALBUM: Pat Metheny - From This Place

    Continuing with some of the notable releases from 2020, next up is the excellent release from guitarist Pat Metheny.
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    Agreed. Additionally there are many additional...

    Agreed. Additionally there are many additional costs and hassles to consider from an event standpoint the moment you add the remote experience to the in person one. Furthermore, in a community where...
  9. Believe it or not, it was Spock’s Beard - The...

    Believe it or not, it was Spock’s Beard - The Light. I was a teen in the 80s and went to college in the late 80s. While very into music, it was mostly 80s popular music and classic rock, but always...
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    ^^^ Excellent. Thank you!

    ^^^ Excellent. Thank you!
  11. I think one can bring up the request for a...

    I think one can bring up the request for a dedicated forum or thread for RIPs (which has been done before) without having to use words like “disrespect” and phrasing like “do the right thing”. This...
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    FEATURED ALBUM: Elder - Omens

    In continuing the series of highlighting some albums from 2020, next on the list is the newest album from Elder entitled “Omens”. Personally speaking, while I have been a fan of the band before this...
  13. Sticky: I think it’s natural to be fearful, but I plan to...

    I think it’s natural to be fearful, but I plan to get the vaccine. While “trust” is not something in great abundance these days, I have to trust the process and the people behind it and not focus on...
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    I have heard this. I’d be curious why it makes...

    I have heard this. I’d be curious why it makes your number one. It is well done, but so sprawling that it’s difficult to consume.
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    I hate to go with what some would consider an...

    I hate to go with what some would consider an obvious choice for me, but I’d say Aka Moon - Opus 111. It’s their best work in 10 years and shows how far Cassol has come as a composer.
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    Agreed. I understand the sterility vs. intimacy...

    Agreed. I understand the sterility vs. intimacy argument, but I think that is difficult to apply to many of us who have prioritized not only the hunt, but the thrill of collecting and accumulating...
  17. Bastard. You beat me to it. :lol

    Bastard. You beat me to it. :lol
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    FEATURED ALBUM: Aksak Maboul - Figures

    It's about that time of year to feature some 2020 albums that could use some exposure and might have slipped your radar. The first entry that came to mind was the magnificent return of Aksak Maboul,...
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    That much seems clear. I see your point. ...

    That much seems clear.



    I see your point.

    But I also see your point.

    And therein lies the predicament. Perhaps a "solution" is to increase the frequency of the features so there is more...
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    While this is all true, it is also a bit glass...

    While this is all true, it is also a bit glass half empty. I loved and missed the ritual of going to used CD stores and searching for new CDs or bargains. It was the “thrill of the hunt”, but I was...
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    While I agree with your sentiment, it gets old to...

    While I agree with your sentiment, it gets old to start threads featuring “whatever you feel like” after a while. I used to feature albums every 1-2 days, then it slipped to 3-5 days, then 1 week,...
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    ^^^ Yes, thats a crazy notion to sign Dak and...

    ^^^ Yes, thats a crazy notion to sign Dak and draft a QB. But with Zeke on the books, not sure what kind of cap room they have.

    If they do sign Dak, they still need to tackle secondary in the...
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    So did Dak Prescott. Anyone connected to...

    So did Dak Prescott.

    Anyone connected to defensive coaching needs to go. Dallas May have some holes, but any Front 7 that has Jaylon Smith, Aldon Smith, D-Law, and Vandergraaf should not be so...
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    IMO your best bet is to skip USB and go...

    IMO your best bet is to skip USB and go Bluetooth. If you have a phone/iPod/MP3 player with music on it (or a streaming app), you can just pair the device to your car if it has a BT discoverable...
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    Hello Meidad, welcome back! The "are CDs...

    Hello Meidad, welcome back!

    The "are CDs dead?" debate pops up here a few times/year. The last time it did, we discovered that some of the USA dealers were having a solid year due to the pandemic....
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    After the last Anekdoten thread, I gained a...

    After the last Anekdoten thread, I gained a greater appreciation for Nucleus, but even more so for From Within.
  27. Sticky: ACK! Scanning that website for a moment helps...

    ACK! Scanning that website for a moment helps bolster my observation above. In the last 10-15 years, what was originally seen as an "underground" or "alternate" movement is now 1,000s of...
  28. Sticky: "Deny" may not be the best choice of words. Doubt...

    "Deny" may not be the best choice of words. Doubt is certainly more appropriate.

    But to Alan's point, this is the kind of shit that we have to deal with in the USA... (from the comments section) ...
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    That’s all kinds of awesome.

    That’s all kinds of awesome.
  30. Thread: Apple

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    While I have used iMac workstations at the studio...

    While I have used iMac workstations at the studio over the years, I purchased a G4 in 2001, a MBP in 2008, and my current one in 2017. The primary reasons for replacing both had more to do with...
  31. Thread: Apple

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    I think it's always fashionable to hate who is on...

    I think it's always fashionable to hate who is on top and/or gets "too big". Microsoft/Windows was the original whipping boy. While I concur that a lot of Apple hate is pricing related, I think it...
  32. Thread: Apple

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    I switched over to Mac in 2001 for video editing...

    I switched over to Mac in 2001 for video editing and never had a good enough reason to switch. I use a PC for email and general things. Between my wife and I at the moment, we have 2 iPhones, 2...
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    Yum. I have an indie bottling of a CS Edradour...

    Yum. I have an indie bottling of a CS Edradour that is indeed fantastic.
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    The moment I saw the advertisement it made me...

    The moment I saw the advertisement it made me think of the SMPTe RS mixes, except that this time they were offering them up front.




    I might be wrong, but I'll take a stab at saying that the...
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    What is sadness, Alex? RIP to a great icon of...

    What is sadness, Alex?

    RIP to a great icon of television who handled the cancer with grace and dignity. He will be missed.
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    WTF? Trane and Co, let’s move on. Your points...

    WTF?

    Trane and Co, let’s move on. Your points were made. No need to get rude and disrespectful.
  37. Thread: Wobbler

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    It’s my favorite TI album and likely will be my...

    It’s my favorite TI album and likely will be my top “pop” album of the year for me. I wonder if our age has something to do with it.
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    ^^^ It’s certainly turned out worse than...

    ^^^ It’s certainly turned out worse than anticipated. Granted they had quite a few injuries on the O-line and thin in the secondary, but Dak kept the offense rolling. 5e defense is absolutely...
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    This sums it up for me. I enjoy both albums, but...

    This sums it up for me. I enjoy both albums, but the first is magical, and I don’t think there’s another album in my collection quite like it.
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    It was a good series, and honestly, a pretty fun...

    It was a good series, and honestly, a pretty fun postseason. I would have gone with a 12 team format instead of 16, but there were some great matchups.

    Congrats to the Dodgers. Not a huge fan,...
  41. Sticky: I cleaned up the thread a bit. Thank you to those...

    I cleaned up the thread a bit. Thank you to those who are primarily staying on topic. I know it’s a challenge, especially so close to the election. I am tempted to weigh in myself. But we are better...
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    Thanks. I listened to several tracks. There is...

    Thanks. I listened to several tracks. There is definitely, specifically a Transatlantic influence going on. I prefer the instrumental sections to the vocal portions. My main detraction is the...
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    As long as they're out. Interestingly enough,...

    As long as they're out.

    Interestingly enough, the Sox actually played about .500 ball in the last 30 games. If I had my way, they would have thrown a few more to get an even better draft pick. I...
  44. Sticky: I wanna learn more about you. We haven't spoke in...

    I wanna learn more about you. We haven't spoke in quite awhile.






    Oh, wrong thread.
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    And down goes Dak.

    And down goes Dak.
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    Hey, that sounds dismissive! ;)

    Hey, that sounds dismissive! ;)
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    This. Including your occasional nostalgia for...

    This. Including your occasional nostalgia for your past experiences.

    From my perspective, a life changing moment for me was around 2008, getting an iPod and the thought of also being able to...
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    Zing. :lol

    Zing. :lol
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    We haven't really disagreed as much as been...

    We haven't really disagreed as much as been engaged in an exercise in clarifying comments. But when it gets to "Let's see what the trends are in 30-35 years before anyone says that the vinyl lp is...
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    Agreed. We should stop discussing everything for...

    Agreed. We should stop discussing everything for that matter. What's the point? It's usually subjective/opinion/personal and, if you have facts, they don't matter these days anyway. Think of the time...
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    That's not my intention. From my observations,...

    That's not my intention. From my observations, vinyl has always had a hip factor and a "user experience" factor to a degree that CDs and cassettes never obtained. When you add those who think the...
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    While we are not qualified to discuss the music...

    While we are not qualified to discuss the music industry, the RIAA put together an interesting interactive table that illustrates the trends for sales in the U.S. and provides some insight to your...
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    Sure, but the discussion was about the CD format.

    Sure, but the discussion was about the CD format.
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    Sure, but I was postulating that CDs are still...

    Sure, but I was postulating that CDs are still selling because people are attached to physical product and collecting and not because of the CD as a format itself.



    We must be reading...
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    Going to used CD stores was one of my absolutely...

    Going to used CD stores was one of my absolutely favorite things to do in the 90s, and up through maybe 2001 or so. But as my tastes in music became more eclectic, eBay became my "virtual" used CD...
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    Woah. RIP Eddie.

    Woah. RIP Eddie.
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    So if nothing else, and to be honest I didn’t...

    So if nothing else, and to be honest I didn’t fact check this lol, today is a day in MLB history. There are/were 8 playoff games played today.
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    :lol

    :lol
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    No, it's not. :lol

    No, it's not. :lol
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    Looks like the opening round is ESPN, TBS, ESPN2,...

    Looks like the opening round is ESPN, TBS, ESPN2, and ABC. Round 2 is TBS, FS1, and MLB Network.

    Championship Series is FOX and TBS. WS is FOX.
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