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  1. If every performance is going to be the same, I...

    If every performance is going to be the same, I might as well stay home and watch the DVD or Blu-Ray. No point in spending $100 or more on a ticket, then fighting traffic and crowds to get to the...
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    Properly set up limiters prevent distortion by...

    Properly set up limiters prevent distortion by "limiting" peaks. As the name implies. They have been abused lately. In the current trend of brickwalling music to death. Just like MIDI was abused...
  3. The reason people followed The (Grateful) Dead...

    The reason people followed The (Grateful) Dead and Phish from town to town was it was never the same show twice.
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    It's not just "loud" in terms of the loudness...

    It's not just "loud" in terms of the loudness war. They apparently forgot to add a limiter to the effects chain. Allowing drum hits to cross the 0dB threshold into positive territory.
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    Different brains perceive different things. Some...

    Different brains perceive different things. Some people can hear the individual notes in a chord. Most can't. I seem to be the only one on this forum who was able to hear the constant clipping,...
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    I say kudos to Rami for not feeling too good, or...

    I say kudos to Rami for not feeling too good, or too underpaid to continue Mr Robot. After winning the Oscar for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury.
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    What people mean when they say they hear "more...

    What people mean when they say they hear "more dynamic range" in vinyl is they hear a more open, transparent and vibrant sound. They use the old fallback description "dynamic range" for lack of...
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    Hi-Res doesn't require special mastering the way...

    Hi-Res doesn't require special mastering the way 16 bit does. A vinyl record will transfer directly to Hi-Res and sounds very much like the original. It doesn't take on the cardboard box drum...
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    All my vinyl rips are in 24/96 Hi-Res. I do...

    All my vinyl rips are in 24/96 Hi-Res. I do agree however turntables with USB or Bluetooth outputs to record in 16/44.1 are a waste of time.
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    FYI: the new season of Resident Alien starts...

    FYI: the new season of Resident Alien starts tonight. As with previous seasons, the opener airs on both SyFy and USA networks.
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    I have an air popper. It really blows!

    I have an air popper. It really blows!
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    ^^ Perhaps partially because Stardust was...

    ^^ Perhaps partially because Stardust was released on vinyl years ago, along with Unfold the Future. Which I bought from Ken at the time.
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    If it's just the plastic knob you actually turn...

    If it's just the plastic knob you actually turn while tuning, that plastic knob can be easily replaced. A tech can do it in a minute or so with you standing there, and may only charge you for the...
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    Unlike Travolta, multiple Oscar winner Tom Hanks...

    Unlike Travolta, multiple Oscar winner Tom Hanks is not above participating in skits, and making fun of himself.
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    The listing for an episode later today on antenna...

    The listing for an episode later today on antenna TV reads, and I quote:

    "Episode 116: Follow the Leader. Barbarino is overthrown when the Sweathogs hold an election for class leader. Cast:...
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    She lived long, prospered, and will be missed.

    She lived long, prospered, and will be missed.
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    While we don't have flying cars yet, some of the...

    While we don't have flying cars yet, some of the show's tech did come to fruition. Like Elroy watching TV on his wristwatch. Doable on the Apple or Samsung smart watches.
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    Reading the program descriptions for Welcome Back...

    Reading the program descriptions for Welcome Back Kotter reruns on one of those digital sub-channels, there's no mention of Travolta in the cast credits.



    I have 2 uncles named Bill. My mom's...
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    Before Bach perfected the western musical scale...

    Before Bach perfected the western musical scale in 1733, instrumental music was written only in the keys of C, G, D, F, Bb, and their relative minors. More complex keys sounded out of tune. More...
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    ^^ Flower Power is only 16bit on Amazon Music,...

    ^^ Flower Power is only 16bit on Amazon Music, whereas World of Adventures and Retropolis are 24bit. InsideOut may deem it not worth the effort to make 16bit recordings available on HDTracks.
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    I remember back in the Disco era, we rockers who...

    I remember back in the Disco era, we rockers who yelled "disco sucks" thought Skynyrd was cool. In the late 80s after Disco was dead and gone, Skynyrd, yelling "Freebird," and southern rock in...
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    Not sure of the exact age, but the HDCP version...

    Not sure of the exact age, but the HDCP version is 1.4. From what I've read in online forums, it's quite normal for it to run hot. Due to the high current.
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    ^^ The interplay between Jon and Steve was...

    ^^ The interplay between Jon and Steve was masterful. They could read each other like a comic book.
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    I live in a part of the Phoenix area where using...

    I live in a part of the Phoenix area where using an 80mile antenna, I can pull in the Tucson PBS station for even more programming. Not carried by the Phoenix PBS station.
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    My Onkyo receiver weighs a ton, and runs quite...

    My Onkyo receiver weighs a ton, and runs quite hot. This time of year in the desert, I can't use it very long or it heats up my living room. It's that hot. But it sure sounds great.
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    Even in recent years, that Cheerios commercial...

    Even in recent years, that Cheerios commercial with the white mom, black dad and bi-racial daughter caused some people to lose their s***.
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    The show producers were also uneasy about the...

    The show producers were also uneasy about the kiss, so they shot a less risque second take of the scene. William Shatner intentionally looked directly into the camera so they'd be forced to use the...
  28. ^^ Thanksgiving on steroids. Instead of that one...

    ^^ Thanksgiving on steroids. Instead of that one crazy uncle, a boatload of crazy uncles....and aunts.
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    Didn't that network merge with the WB, to form...

    Didn't that network merge with the WB, to form the CW? Oh wait.............that's UPN.
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    When David Letterman was still doing his NBC...

    When David Letterman was still doing his NBC show, he'd credit the top-10 list as "From the home office in...." Followed by a city whose NBC affiliate refused to carry his show.
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    At the time, color sets were considerably more...

    At the time, color sets were considerably more expensive than B&W sets. Similarly when VCRs went Hi-Fi stereo, they were $500. Compared to roughly $150 for a standard mono VCR, and $250 for a Sears...
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    I remember when he and Janine got married, and...

    I remember when he and Janine got married, and Albert Lee played at their wedding. The fact their marriage has lasted so long is testament to how real it is.
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    Until Neil got sick and passed, I'm sure the band...

    Until Neil got sick and passed, I'm sure the band felt the same way about playing it....and Closer to the Heart.
  34. The British drink room temperature beer.

    The British drink room temperature beer.
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    On last night's Colbert, Stephen was making light...

    On last night's Colbert, Stephen was making light of a witness who answered "yes" to every question. He asked a series of follow-up questions, including: "Who's your favorite 70s prog rock band?"...
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    Take that! Critics who think prog is too cerebral...

    Take that! Critics who think prog is too cerebral and pretentious.
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    While in high school in the early 80s, my friends...

    While in high school in the early 80s, my friends and I considered Hemispheres the last good Rush album. After the epic 70s albums, we felt Permanent Waves, Moving Pictures, and Signals were too...
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    Lossy codecs strip away parts of the music human...

    Lossy codecs strip away parts of the music human ears tend not to notice is missing. Likewise lossy photo codecs like Jpeg, and video codecs like Mpeg 1 thru 4, WMV, et cetera strip away parts of...
  39. If you can't stand heat, don't move to Phoenix. ...

    If you can't stand heat, don't move to Phoenix. If you can't stand karaoke, don't go to a bar or restaurant on karaoke night.
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    ^^ Hoax!! All the record high temps and flooding...

    ^^ Hoax!! All the record high temps and flooding are figments of our collective imagination!
  41. Running a karaoke group is a primary function in...

    Running a karaoke group is a primary function in my job description. The idea is not to record a platinum selling album. It's to have fun and express yourself. Or to unload whatever pent up...
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    Trying to download Amazon music directly into...

    Trying to download Amazon music directly into iTunes is a little like going to Safeway, and asking where they keep the Kroger brand products.
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    2 nights ago, the Phoenix area was hit by a...

    2 nights ago, the Phoenix area was hit by a massive monsoon thunderstorm. Spotty storms are common. Valley wide storms, as this one was are relatively rare. The 65mph winds tore shingles off...
  44. The Genesis members were basically prep school...

    The Genesis members were basically prep school boys. That's where the band was formed. Exactly the image Astley has always projected.
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    The most recent Foo Fighter's albums were all...

    The most recent Foo Fighter's albums were all analog. Recorded on a 24-track analog tape machine, and mixed through the desk once belonging to Sound City Studios. That's where Nirvana Nevermind was...
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    I've discovered within the past week using the...

    I've discovered within the past week using the Amazon Music app on a Firestick 4K or better, it will play in full Hi-Res quality. Just glancing through the list of apps, I noticed there's also a...
  47. Thread: Kayak

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    Yeah, that too. I find Google's results to be...

    Yeah, that too. I find Google's results to be littered with irrelevant garbage, as the likes Excite and Alta Vista were back in the day. What made Google special was it surpassed all that.

    But...
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    Hocus Pocus was used in the short lived NBC...

    Hocus Pocus was used in the short lived NBC series, My Name is Earl. As background music for a humorous chase scene.
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    ^^ I find Google in general is becoming less and...

    ^^ I find Google in general is becoming less and less of a reliable source to find obscure information. The internet everyone uses, not part of the Tor Network/Dark Web is becoming more and more...
  50. It was particularly bad under former sheriff Joe...

    It was particularly bad under former sheriff Joe Arpaio. He ran more of a dog and pony show than an actual law enforcement agency. Funniest thing: since the new sheriff took over, the Maricopa...
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    As I've mentioned in other threads: if I get hit...

    As I've mentioned in other threads: if I get hit by a bus tomorrow, my parents, and/or brothers and sisters-in-law aren't going to spend months or years selling my collection. They're going to sell...
  52. ^^ Nothing like what we had in the late 70s,...

    ^^ Nothing like what we had in the late 70s, early 80s when I "indulged" as a high school student.
  53. I used to play in a band with a guy who manages...

    I used to play in a band with a guy who manages several liquor stores. He tells his employees to check *EVERYONE'S* ID. Period. And sell *ONLY* to those who can *PROVE* their age. To avoid...
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    Here you go: 16138

    Here you go:

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    For digitizing vinyl, I swear by Izotope RX9 for...

    For digitizing vinyl, I swear by Izotope RX9 for cleaning it up. It's more effective than anything else, while best preserving the actual music. For editing those recordings, I swear by Cubase. It...
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    There was an episode of Pawn Stars in which some...

    There was an episode of Pawn Stars in which some guy brought in literally a truck load of VHS tapes. Owned by Sammy Davis Jr, who wrote his name on the cover of each one. Rick Harrison didn't even...
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    It actually doesn't make financial sense for...

    It actually doesn't make financial sense for InsideOut to offer some of these for streaming on services like Qobuz, but not for sale on HDTracks. One has to imagine the label, and especially the...
  58. A few years ago I'd tell proprietors I'm a couple...

    A few years ago I'd tell proprietors I'm a couple of years shy of 55. I no longer have to do that.
  59. Unlike prog, jazz or classical which requires...

    Unlike prog, jazz or classical which requires engaged listening, Metal allows one to disengage one's brain.
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    ^^ Reminds me of the episode of Gilligan's Island...

    ^^ Reminds me of the episode of Gilligan's Island in which Gilligan is bitten by a mantis. The professor thought it was venomous and everyone thought Gilligan was going to die. At the end, the...
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