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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.
  4. 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...
  6. New album is out: ...

    New album is out:
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  7. 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.
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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....
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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.
  12. 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 Fürth (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/
  15. 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?
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    Indeed!

    Indeed!
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    It looks like US distributors got screwed.

    It looks like US distributors got screwed.
  18. Thread: MLB 2022

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    Read this article on reliever Jesse Chavez this...

    Read this article on reliever Jesse Chavez this morning:
    https://www.mlb.com/news/who-is-most-traded-player-ever

    “He's played in less than 15 seasons and been traded nine times -- including once...
  19. Good news. Though I have little use for a...

    Good news. Though I have little use for a Bessemer furnace, I’m still in for this.
  20. Thread: MLB 2022

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    Braves sign Austin Riley to a very team-friendly...

    Braves sign Austin Riley to a very team-friendly ten-year deal.

    Check out his July stats if you’re wondering what prompted the move.
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    The guitar work is excellent. If the album...

    The guitar work is excellent. If the album focuses on that, I’m in.

    Anyone else think Cotton looks like Hawkwind’s Dave Brock?
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    ^Up to 42 HRs now. It’s an all-time great season...

    ^Up to 42 HRs now. It’s an all-time great season and clearly MVP-worthy.
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    Jeff Cotton has a solo album coming out. Here's...

    Jeff Cotton has a solo album coming out. Here's a track:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=t3PGXn-SOI4&fbclid=IwAR2OxGWrs3mtmzvi1SJUFHXWWaPUCu3oTM7J1_dsN sBkcUHxndCxD47blyY
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    A whole lot of fun last night with The Adrian...

    A whole lot of fun last night with The Adrian Belew Power Trio. Belew himself was entertaining and joyous and sounded great. Not for the first time, though, I spent most of the evening watching...
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    I was really hoping the Braves would find a way...

    I was really hoping the Braves would find a way to get Benintendi. They need an outfielder with Duvall going down, and a little left-handed balance in the line-up would be nice.

    Benintendi’s...
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    Huzzah! I'll be seeing Belew on Friday in...

    Huzzah! I'll be seeing Belew on Friday in Asheville. I'll be sure to pick up the new CD (from Martha, presumably) and a taco (the Grey Eagle venue in Asheville has surprisingly good tacos...
  27. Thread: Band Merch

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    I sort of expect to pick up some kind of merch at...

    I sort of expect to pick up some kind of merch at every show I go to, whether apparel (t-shirt, hoodie) or music. I'll even delay buying an album so that I can purchase it at the show. Plus the...
  28. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEuNc4oeojU ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEuNc4oeojU

    Pretty sure they nailed the vibe they were going for.
  29. Thread: Magma news

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    Watched it today during my lunch break (I kid: I...

    Watched it today during my lunch break (I kid: I don't work during the summer so "lunch breaks" are not a thing, but I imagine other people could potentially have been on their lunch break at about...
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    New one:...

    New one:
    https://canofficial.bandcamp.com/album/live-in-cuxhaven-1976?from=fanpub_fnb
  31. Thread: Magma news

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    ^Definitley going to watch this! Thanks for...

    ^Definitley going to watch this! Thanks for posting!
  32. Thread: MLB 2022

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    Jon Heyman and Joel Sherman now report that the...

    Jon Heyman and Joel Sherman now report that the Cards are considered the front-runner.
    https://nypost.com/2022/07/24/cardinals-potential-frontrunner-in-juan-soto-trade-sweepstakes/

    That'd be...
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    Joel Sherman suggested the M’s as a mystery...

    Joel Sherman suggested the M’s as a mystery suitor. They could get a playoff run out of him this year, and if things go south next year, they could put him back on the trade market and restock their...
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    Spinning this today. There are a whole lot of...

    Spinning this today. There are a whole lot of moments that sound like Opeth (not surprising there), and while certainly a soundtrack—it’s hard to not think what might be happening in the show during...
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    Lots of big stories in baseball this week: HOF,...

    Lots of big stories in baseball this week: HOF, M’s and O’s are streaking, Astros sweep Yankees. But is there a bigger story right now than Juan Soto?

    Where does he land? What sort of package...
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    Patton discussed his mental health issues,...

    Patton discussed his mental health issues, touring and his various projects with Rolling Stone recently:

    "At the beginning of the pandemic, I was like, 'This is fucking great. I can stay home and...
  37. Ordered both the live album and Longdon’s solo...

    Ordered both the live album and Longdon’s solo album. Huzzah!
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    New viddy of new song from new album: ...

    New viddy of new song from new album:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bkUrsi6o9s
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    New live album on its way:...

    New live album on its way:
    https://www.cherryred.co.uk/product/hawkwind-we-are-looking-in-on-you-2cd-edition/

    And the final Hawkfest is happening in September:
    http://www.hawkwind.com/
  40. Their new album is coming out soon, too. They're...

    Their new album is coming out soon, too. They're currently on tour in Europe with some stateside dates in the fall.




    That was my first impression, too. But, gradually, the Tool comparison...
  41. It is out and it is incredible. It obviously...

    It is out and it is incredible.

    It obviously sounds like Astra which is not a bad thing. It's perhaps a little bit more modern than the previous two albums or maybe that's just the cleaner...
  42. Thread: MLB 2022

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    I liked Manoah's response to Smoltz's advice to...

    I liked Manoah's response to Smoltz's advice to throw the backdoor slider with two strikes. "That's a sexy pitch." Manoah was game for the tomfoolery.

    Overall, though, ronmac is right: it...
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    Alex Manoah struck out the side. MLB/Fox:...

    Alex Manoah struck out the side.



    MLB/Fox: Alek, do you want to wear a mic?
    AM: No
    MLB/Fox: Too bad! Mwah ha ha ha! You will do as we say!
    AM: Noooooooo!
  44. Thread: Motorpsycho

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    I’ll tell myself that I can wait for a US...

    I’ll tell myself that I can wait for a US distributor to get the album and avoid the extra ordering-from-Europe fees.

    But I also lie to myself about these things.
  45. Thread: Diagonal - 4

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    Maybe some VdGG fans, too. Lots of very...

    Maybe some VdGG fans, too. Lots of very Banton-like organ moments.
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    ^The audio on the YT clip is more than good:

    https://www.importcds.com/front-row-center-us-dates-1976-1980-10lp-box-set-and-60pg-book/636551822015

    But the LP only is a no-go for me.
  47. Thread: MLB 2022

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    ^It would take a truly historic collapse for the...

    ^It would take a truly historic collapse for the Yankees to not win the AL East.

    Mets took two of three from the Braves. Ach.
  48. Thread: Motorpsycho

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    https://www.stickman-records.com/shop/motorpsycho-...

    https://www.stickman-records.com/shop/motorpsycho-ancient-astronauts/
  49. Thread: PT/C/C

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    What's that you say? Sorry. I couldn't hear...

    What's that you say? Sorry. I couldn't hear you. I was too intently listening to the unreleased Gentle Giant album that Geoff Downes left on a desert island for me. :ipa
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    For the most part, I agree with this. (I'm not...

    For the most part, I agree with this. (I'm not annoyed by others' statements, but I have found that it's hard to rile me up--pretty much par for the course for a high school teacher.) The idea that...
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    It has been a pretty good Mets/Braves series. ...

    It has been a pretty good Mets/Braves series. Scherzer dominated on Monday. Braves played some caveman baseball yesterday (as Snitker said in his post-game, this is not a station-to-station team). ...
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    If the Mets even won two of those four games...

    If the Mets even won two of those four games against the Astros, their record in the past month or so looks a whole lot better. Yeah, they haven't collapsed. I can see that very clearly now that...
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    Haven't heard it yet, but I guess I would have...

    Haven't heard it yet, but I guess I would have had they had a CD ready to go.

    My wife's a much bigger Wilco fan than I am. I love watching them live and have seen them six or seven times at...
  54. Thread: MLB 2022

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    Braves and Mets begin a three-game series...

    Braves and Mets begin a three-game series tonight. The Mets, who once had an 11-game lead in the NL East, is now only up by a 1.5 games.

    A fait accompli, typical bad Mets luck or an incredibly...
  55. Thread: PT/C/C

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    ^ Yeah, me too. I don't blame the retailer from...

    ^ Yeah, me too. I don't blame the retailer from whom I ordered. It's out of their hands. It's apparently a whole thing and (perhaps?) widespread.

    I went over to Wilco's website the other day to...
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    How could you miss him? 16134

    How could you miss him?

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    You can add Austin Riley to that list. 23 HRs,...

    You can add Austin Riley to that list. 23 HRs, 56 RBIs, 146 OPS+. Those are pretty darn good numbers. Machado and Arenado both have impressive numbers themselves, so I guess Riley is just the odd...
  58. Thread: MLB 2022

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    I quite like Milwaukee’s City Connect unis: ...

    I quite like Milwaukee’s City Connect unis:

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    San Diego’s City Connect have a nice story and meaning, but, boy howdy, they are garish:

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    Too bad you had to miss it! Hope you're feeling...

    Too bad you had to miss it! Hope you're feeling better. I saw them a few years back, and it was one heckuva show.

    The live album from last year is well-worth picking up for any Dan fan out...
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    The final third of the album, from "Where Did...

    The final third of the album, from "Where Did Saturday Go?" to "The Fisherman of Ephesus," is very good and sounds intentionally like a throwback to Benefit-era Tull.

    The rest of the album is...
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