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    The Sam Darnold-led Panthers started 3-0 last...

    The Sam Darnold-led Panthers started 3-0 last year. So, you know …
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    Pere Ubu is the featured daily on Bandcamp: ...

    Pere Ubu is the featured daily on Bandcamp:

    https://daily.bandcamp.com/lifetime-achievement/dave-thomas-pere-ubu-critical-discography

    Nothing new but a nice read all the same.
  3. Thread: MLB 2022

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    What Ohtani is doing is unprecedented in the...

    What Ohtani is doing is unprecedented in the modern era. The only apt comparison is Babe Ruth. So think about the value quesiton this way:

    Who was more valuable to their team: the very good...
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    “Value” is a weird abstraction. What does it...

    “Value” is a weird abstraction. What does it mean? Does Ohtani have more value because he does two things at an All-Star level? Does Judge have more value because he is (almost solely) carrying a...
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    Just that alone is impressive. But when you...

    Just that alone is impressive. But when you start examining all the other categories he's leading, you start to realize he's having one of the top-five offensive seasons of all time. This is not...
  6. Thread: Magma news

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    This is pretty damn cool: ...

    This is pretty damn cool:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TR5KU4YBc8
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    We were out of town, so I missed the game, but it...

    We were out of town, so I missed the game, but it doesn’t look like I missed much. Panthers are just bad. What QB can we draft next year? Hopefully someone good for whoever the new coach is. Yeesh.
  8. Thread: MLB 2022

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    130 innings. Johnson did it in 130.2. ...

    130 innings. Johnson did it in 130.2.



    That was a whole lot of taking care of business for Atlanta this past weekend. Too bad Albies is out again.
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    https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly93dGZwb...

    https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly93dGZwb2QubGlic3luLmNvbS9yc3M/episode/NjMyODA3YTdiZTA5YTcwMDEzNDMwM2E5?fbclid=IwAR1t8c0_2DKW0rtNSMhIZwpDAWKoFRokm-B_N2Eahb8IeDnaVNhUhOEmuXw

    Belew is on...
  10. Thread: MLB 2022

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    Braves’ super rookie and super mustache champ...

    Braves’ super rookie and super mustache champ Spencer Strider became the fastest rookie to notch 200 Ks. He just barely edged out Randy Johnson. The kid has an eclectic arm, and he only throws two...
  11. Thread: PT/C/C

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    My wife and I were up in the upper tier. The...

    My wife and I were up in the upper tier. The bass (and GH's bass drum) were LOUD. Like, uncomfortably, bong-rattling loud. We were offered seats on the floor by an usher, but we liked the leg room...
  12. Thread: Elder - Omens

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    Hell yeah. A new album is on the way. Innate...

    Hell yeah.

    A new album is on the way. Innate Passage is the name, and it’ll be released on 25 November.
  13. Only one problem with that logic: I was a child...

    Only one problem with that logic: I was a child in the ‘80s (born in ‘78), and my mom had basically the same haircut at what would’ve been the same age as Haslam. So there’s that. :)
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    No. They usually wrote songs about elves rather...

    No. They usually wrote songs about elves rather than hobgoblins.

    Wait a sec …
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    ^It would’ve set them back with loss of down and...

    ^It would’ve set them back with loss of down and a ten second runoff. Pretty sure that’s game over (or Hail Mary time).

    Not that that’s why the Panthers lost the game, but it was a shit call (and...
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    Fixed that for ya.

    Fixed that for ya.
  17. I was always told not judge a book by its cover...

    I was always told not judge a book by its cover but …
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    Panthers and Mayfield looked like they didn’t...

    Panthers and Mayfield looked like they didn’t know how to play football for a quarter and a half. Glad they were able to put up a comeback and briefly take the lead.

    My wife asked why they didn’t...
  19. I have only recently gotten into Renaissance....

    I have only recently gotten into Renaissance. I’ve picked up the other Esoteric editions; I’m in for this one, too.
  20. Thread: MLB 2022

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    And in other good news, Braves are alone atop the...

    And in other good news, Braves are alone atop the NL East. :)
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    Base runners will quickly find a way to take...

    Base runners will quickly find a way to take advantage of it, I think. And with the larger bags—second base is effectively four inches closer to first base—there will be more action on the base...
  22. Thread: MLB 2022

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    And they wouldn’t be where they are without the...

    And they wouldn’t be where they are without the major contributions of three rookies, two of whom were called up midseason from AA. It’s been a really fun season for Braves’ fans! Coming down to the...
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    Yeah. I'm curious enough to see how the live...

    Yeah. I'm curious enough to see how the live musicians work with a more robust sound that I'd go were it close. Nowhere near Charlotte, so I'm not going to worry about it. "Meh" is basically where...
  24. Thread: MLB 2022

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    I think some of that tide is turning, but who...

    I think some of that tide is turning, but who knows for sure.

    Also, the Braves caught the Mets.
  25. Thread: PT/C/C

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    Going to the DC show in two weeks. I was not a...

    Going to the DC show in two weeks. I was not a fan during the band's initial run, so this'll be my first time seeing them. Definitely excited!
  26. Thread: MLB 2022

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    Brian Kenny broke down the numbers last week on...

    Brian Kenny broke down the numbers last week on MLB Now. Yes, what Ohtani is doing is unprecedented, but Judge provides more value (measured by win probability added) just as a hitter alone. While...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2pYeyJCykc

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2pYeyJCykc
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    Florida and UGA will both get credit (and votes)...

    Florida and UGA will both get credit (and votes) for beating top-15 teams: UGA beat #11 Oregon; Florida squeaked past #7 Utah. But we didn’t really learn anything about the two SEC teams. We did...
  29. Thread: MLB 2022

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    Same. If it were going to happen, it wouldve....

    Same. If it were going to happen, it wouldve. Buck is clearly the manager of the year.

    And yet I wouldnt be surprised if (and obviously Im hoping for) the Braves catch them. Atlanta has a...
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    Go Dawgs! Never had a chance to cheer for a...

    Go Dawgs! Never had a chance to cheer for a defending national champion.
  31. Thread: Motorpsycho

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    Received Ancient Astronauts yesterday via...

    Received Ancient Astronauts yesterday via Stickman.

    First thoughts are "wow."

    "Mona Liza/Azrael" feels at first like a pretty typical "start quiet, pause, explode" Motorpsycho song,...
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    It's a really great album. I'm sure y'all will...

    It's a really great album. I'm sure y'all will enjoy it!

    I was listening to Orion the other day. All the elements that define the band are there. And yet Regenerator is lightyears beyond that...
  33. Bandcamp Friday returns: ...

    Bandcamp Friday returns:

    https://isitbandcampfriday.com/
  34. Thread: MLB 2022

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    If he hits all his incentives, it will be the...

    If he hits all his incentives, it will be the richest contract in N. American sports—until Soto or Judge sign.
  35. Thread: MLB 2022

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    For some reason, the Charlotte Knights and...

    For some reason, the Charlotte Knights and Syracuse Mets are on MLB. I’m probably more than a little biased, but I think the Knights have one of the nicest MiLB parks. I guess everyone has a chance...
  36. Thread: MLB 2022

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    Indeed! I'm not sure what the MLBPA could do,...

    Indeed! I'm not sure what the MLBPA could do, though. No one is forcing these guys to sign these contracts. (I'll even allow that the Albies contract, 7/$35m, is pretty ridiculous.). Guys just...
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    King Buffalo: Regenerator

    I received the new King Buffalo album, Regenerator, the other day (ordered via the band's site).

    There's no entirely new ground for the band here, but everything is done so well. The opening...
  38. Thread: Motorpsycho

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    ^ Boy howdy, that's a great album. It's...

    ^ Boy howdy, that's a great album. It's certainly my favorite of the pop-psych albums they made (Let Them Eat Cake and It's a Love Cult being the other two albums in that vein). Just too many great...
  39. I've bought box sets of bands where I might own...

    I've bought box sets of bands where I might own an album or two and took the plunge on a big box. There's nothing new here for VdGG veterans, but there's a lot here (in one convenient location) for...
  40. There is a lot to like on this new album. Still...

    There is a lot to like on this new album. Still digesting.
  41. Thread: Regal Worm

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    Hello, new album that's out on Bandcamp:...

    Hello, new album that's out on Bandcamp:
    https://regalworm.bandcamp.com

    I should wait and pick this up from a domestic retailer, right? I mean, I can wait. Right???
  42. Thread: MLB 2022

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    The Braves' Marcell Ozuna was arrested this...

    The Braves' Marcell Ozuna was arrested this morning in DUI charges.
    https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/atlanta-braves-outfielder-marcell-ozuna-182849806.html

    Alex Antholpolus has been a great...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JWxQswU-I0

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JWxQswU-I0
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    Hopefully the Roy Estrada routines are minimal...

    Hopefully the Roy Estrada routines are minimal or, preferably, non-existent.
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    “What a little gem.” Indeed! Thanks for...

    “What a little gem.” Indeed!

    Thanks for sharing.
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    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/aug/15/ital...

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/aug/15/italian-actor-gina-lollobrigida-95-says-she-will-run-in-general-elections

    “The Italian screen legend Gina Lollobrigida has said she is running in...
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    You are right about that! Currently 30% humidity...

    You are right about that! Currently 30% humidity here in CLT. That does not happen in August down here.

    Caravan is a go-to autumn weather band for me. Not sure why, but it fits wonderfully.
  48. What a wonderful name for a BBQ joint!

    What a wonderful name for a BBQ joint!
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    I spun this album for the first time in a while...

    I spun this album for the first time in a while this morning. The weather is surprisingly dry and cool, so the windows are open and the coffee is strong and the mood is lazy and this album hit just...
  50. New album is out: ...

    New album is out:
    ...
  51. Thread: MLB 2022

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    And the whole thing should’ve resulted in two...

    And the whole thing should’ve resulted in two outs due to interference.

    Screwy series for the Braves, but they didn’t lose it because of one or two weird calls.
  52. Thread: MLB 2022

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    There is an interesting Twitter poll referenced...

    There is an interesting Twitter poll referenced on Fangraphs today. Here it is:

    “The question was:

    “Which team would win a seven-game series?

    “A. 26-man roster of only MLB pitchers
    “B....
  53. Thread: MLB 2022

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    Man, it certainly looks like the Mets have the...

    Man, it certainly looks like the Mets have the Braves’ number this year.

    I keep waiting for the Mets to collapse, but perhaps they really have turned a corner.
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    Probably going to the show in Columbia, SC. ...

    Probably going to the show in Columbia, SC.

    Looking forward to the band and vibes and picking up a t-shirt.
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    The relatively recent (2019?) Anachronism Tango...

    The relatively recent (2019?) Anachronism Tango is worth seeking out.
  56. Thread: PT/C/C

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    Same! Cheers!

    Same! Cheers!
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    Another Twitter update from PH: “I guess it's...

    Another Twitter update from PH:
    “I guess it's about time that I said I'm doing ok. No long term repercussions from my surgery in Frth (where my treatment was outstanding). It also has to be said...
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    A new collection of BBC recordings is on its way:...

    A new collection of BBC recordings is on its way:

    https://www.cherryred.co.uk/product/man-life-on-the-road-on-air-1972-1983-6cd-box-set/
  59. Thread: MLB 2022

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    Are there any announcers who work the booth solo?...

    Are there any announcers who work the booth solo? Is there anyone out there who could do it? Maybe Bob Uecker?
  60. Thread: PT/C/C

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    Indeed!

    Indeed!
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