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    Re: The Official Metal Thread

    Caught earth in Tempe last Saturday, and I second the recommendation. Drone metal, for sure, and all long and loud instrumental tunes by grizzled band founder and songwriter/guitarist Dylan Carlson....
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    Re: The Official Metal Thread

    Got tix for earth on Sat the 13th at the small and divey Yucca Tap Room in Tempe, then Estonian folk-metal band Metsatoll and Tyr from the Faroe Islands doing their Viking thing opening for Eluveitie...
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    Re: General Phoenix Area Shows

    Jorge, the Coronado neighborhood is pretty cool, as is the downtown neighborhood right around the Crescent itself. 2.4 miles is not that much of a walk, but if you drive to the venue I suggest...
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    Re: The Elvis Costello Appreciation Thread

    Elvis Costello was a big part of the soundtrack of my life in the 80s as I began my new family and career in Phoenix (moved from Cleveland as the Rust Belt sadly held little promise in those dark...
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    Re: New Aphex Twin Album: SYRO

    Stoked for the music on this new album, crossing my fingers for a U.S. tour.

    And would somebody let that jackass roboto (in his “losing humanity in music”/music is at an ALL TIME LOW thread) know...
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    Re: Are we losing humanity in music?

    Jesus Fucking Christ! What does this insane word-salad even mean?

    I addressed the points of your post (“the greats are all gone, music is at an ALL TIME LOW”) in two sincere though long-winded...
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    Re: Are we losing humanity in music?

    This wins the thread.
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    Re: Are we losing humanity in music?

    This, exactly.
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    Re: Are we losing humanity in music?

    No, guedita, never change. Certainly not to facilitate some unlikely Ivy League meet-up.

    I like your approach using Bakhtin’s heteroglossia as applied to the diverse voices – particularly...
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    Re: Are we losing humanity in music?

    Well shit, heart cooks brain, now you've got me worried roboto's on to something.

    Fuck.
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    Re: Are we losing humanity in music?

    Yeah, no, we’re cool. Thanks for saying that, though.

    Like I wrote on some thread or other earlier, it was mostly on me, anyway. You accepted my apology and quoted the “quality of mercy” line...
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    Re: Are we losing humanity in music?

    You know, Tom (can I call you Tom?) you and I have had our little differences around here – primarily, though not entirely I have to say, due to my poor responses on your “Saturday 2014 is the worst...
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    Re: New Aphex Twin Album: SYRO

    I'd rather he did that, too. Hell, I hope he tours anywhere in the U.S. coming up in the not too distant future. I would certainly pay the premium and travel if he did.

    I mean, other than...
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    Re: New Aphex Twin Album: SYRO

    Sure, a nice 3-hour set would be great, but since Coachella doesn't do those, I'll take 45-50 minutes anytime. Somethin' better than nothin'.

    Been well over a decade since his last album, I...
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    Re: General Phoenix Area Shows

    Capital Cities is actually a lot of fun live, but otherwise you are right, Friday does look pretty bad. The Senators and Dry River Yacht Club are good local bands definitely worth a listen, but you...
  16. Thread: Ferguson

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    Re: Ferguson

    And now, apparently, Ferguson police are reversing themselves, claiming the cop did know about the robbery, saw Brown carrying some cigarillos, and that's why he approached him.

    Character...
  17. Thread: Ferguson

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    Re: Ferguson

    Another cop shoots yet another unarmed young black male to death – final shots from 35’ away – cop should go to jail for a long time.

    Entire police department responds incredibly inappropriately...
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    Re: General Phoenix Area Shows

    First time I caught a performance of Sir Paul was back in ’76 at the Coliseum in Cleveland. Great show, of course. Only other time was ’09 at Coachella (my first year attending) and though the long...
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    Re: UK Coachella Virgin(s)

    The shuttles are not a “hot packed nightmare”, not at all. I’ve used them all 6 years I’ve gone to Coachella, and they have always been pretty good, getting a bit better every year. They’re air...
  20. Thread: King Crimson

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    Re: King Crimson

    One of my very favorite bands from the long-ago time.

    Caught King Crimson in ’71 at the Agora in Columbus, Ohio (on High Street by Ohio State). Epic concert, played stuff from their first 4...
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    Re: The Default Thread

    It’s the latest Seth Rogen James Franco comic bromance. They somehow end up with the CIA and are sent to North Korea to assassinate Kim Jong-un. Hilarity ensues.

    And then WWIII, for reals (I...
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    Re: Life is Beautiful Festival

    Yep. I’ll concentrate on what I expect to enjoy – for starters, Phantogram, Broken Bells, TV on the Radio, Fitz & the Tantrums, Tycho, the Flaming Lips (haven’t caught them live, yet, heard both...
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    Re: General Phoenix Area Shows

    This could be good news, we’ll see.

    I’ll reserve judgment until we see what Lombardi brings to Cactus Jack’s, but the couple times I’ve been there in the recent past it sucked pretty badly.
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    Re: General Phoenix Area Shows

    Wonderful local band Mergence is doing their first show since their performance outdoor at the Hayden flour mill last November. This Saturday night at the sadly soon-to-be-closed Sail Inn.

    Just...
  25. Re: The Thread In Which We Post Our Facebook Friends' Annoying Status Updates

    Why the insult?

    I'm not a troll, but go ahead and consider me to be one if you want. I mean, I don't know you, you don't know me, so it's no skin off my nose or anything.

    Genuinely curious why...
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    Re: HBO greenlights Game of Thrones!

    Only two likely endings to this series:

    Either the nearly-supernatural Others and their zombies win, and the end looks the way Martin teased (maybe) in an interview with “just… snow blowing across...
  27. Re: The Thread In Which We Post Our Facebook Friends' Annoying Status Updates

    Here's an article about the decline of gun homicide in America since '93:

    http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2013/05/07/gun-homicide-rate-down-49-since-1993-peak-public-unaware/

    Still, just about...
  28. Re: The Thread In Which We Post Our Facebook Friends' Annoying Status Updates

    Long-ass double post not my fault, I swear. Sorry.
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    I stand pilloried (all right, really more like just criticized).

    I get what you’re saying, and even if I sound like it I don’t mean to dismiss gun violence in America as “not really a problem”...
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    I stand pilloried (all right, really more like just criticized).

    I get what you’re saying, and even if I sound like it I don’t mean to dismiss gun violence in America as “not really a problem”...
  31. Re: The Thread In Which We Post Our Facebook Friends' Annoying Status Updates

    I would much prefer if the good ol’ US of A were more like, say, Western Europe when it came to guns, but that’s not happening in my lifetime or even the lifetime of my children, if ever.

    The gun...
  32. Re: The Thread In Which We Post Our Facebook Friends' Annoying Status Updates

    Here in AZ not even a class is required.

    You can simply stick a loaded gun in your pocket, in the glove compartment or console or under the seat of your car (pickup truck more likely) or in an...
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    Re: HBO greenlights Game of Thrones!

    The Wall storyline in the book is not boring at all (though I agree it has not been done very well by HBO – way more Sam and Gilly, for instance, than the book). Arguably, it’s the single most...
  34. Re: The Colorado Music Thread- Denver, Boulder, Red Rocks, etc.

    Haven’t been to Red Rocks in 39 years, when I briefly lived in Denver and caught a couple summer ’75 concerts there (the Eagles and the Denver Symphony). Pretty amazing music venue (as I recall),...
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    Re: Worst Perfomance?

    I'm with Ajo209 and kellybuck99: I thought Shlohmo was quite good, and Jagwar Ma outstanding (in fact, near the top of my list for the festival). Both weekends.

    Interesting how people --...
  36. Poll: Re: ~~ Official 2014 Lineup Approval Rating ~~ (POST-fest)

    Sorry to see that some of you weren’t that happy with the lineup this year. I loved it.

    When it came out I listed a fair number of acts that I knew who I was excited about, and added quite a few...
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    Re: Worst Perfomance?

    You are right, unfortunately. Austra was one of my favorite new-ish acts I was excited to see playing Coachella this year. Enjoy most of the songs off their couple of albums, and they put on a...
  38. Re: Your top five acts of Coachella 2014 (Weekend Two Edition)

    1. Jagwar Ma
    2. Mogwai
    3. Arcade Fire (somewhat different setlist from WE 1, but liked them both equally)
    4. Woodkid
    5. (tie) Rudimental
    5. (tie) Darkside (better set WE 2 than WE 1 w/o the...
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    Re: How was FLUME ?!

    This, exactly.

    Weekend 1 the wife and I grabbed a beer after catching Bonobo, then went into the Gobi sometime before Flume’s set and started working our way toward the Outdoor stage side. By the...
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    Re: Weekend 1 vs Weekend 2

    My wife and I enjoyed the hell out of doing both weekends this year (first time). Loved almost all the performances we got to catch every day, and finding new acts we hadn’t known before Coachella...
  41. Re: Your top five acts of Coachella 2014 (Weekend One Edition)

    1. Jagwar Ma
    2. Mogwai
    3. Arcade Fire
    4. Rudimental
    5. (tie) Flume (crowd way, waaay too packed, though)
    5. (tie) John Newman

    HM: Future Islands, Washed Out, Bonobo, Chvrches, Darkside,...
  42. Poll: Re: If Pink Floyd or Led Zeppelin actually toured, would you spend the $$$ to see the

    Pretty much what santasutt said.

    Christ I’m fucking old anymore, but an “advantage” of that (about the only thing) is that I was around in the long ago time to catch bands like Led Zeppelin and...
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    Re: Trippiest Artist 2014

    Love Washed Out, too, since I first heard “Feel It All Around” in ’09.

    Caught Ernest Greene and Co. in concert for the first time last fall, and it was a wonderful show (at the sweet Iron City...
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    Re: Trippiest Artist 2014

    Don’t know about “Trippiest” (Coachella) 2014 Artist – I think that might be Darkside – but I hear you, including “doesn’t exactly fit the mold”. Neither does GOAT, really, but I’ll go along with...
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    Poll: Re: Why are we born to suffer and die?

    Being earnest here (I know, that’s awfully fucking stupid of me, isn't it?) – this is exactly how I see it, and Miroir Noir put it in words better than I could.

    Existentialism in Miroir Noir’s...
  46. Thread: MAPS 2014

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    Re: MAPS 2014

    Not an idiot – good question since you haven’t done VIP before.

    I know the map here shows “no access” for pedestrians on Ave. 50 between the hotel shuttle lot and the VIP entrance, but for the...
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    Re: Upcoming Shows

    London Grammar was incredibly fucking fantastic at a sold-out Crescent in Phoenix on Fri night 3/21!

    Just a stand-out performance by these Brit kids in this new band. The crowd was really into...
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    Re: Upcoming Shows

    I caught Yes on their tour last year. One of my all-time favorite bands, but I had only seen them perform live once before, way back in ’75 (Denver Coliseum).

    Their performance last year was...
  49. Re: Rate Those 2014 Artists You've Already Seen As Live Acts

    I’ve seen 34 of this year’s Coachella acts live over the years – the furthest back being Bryan Ferry (Roxy Music) in ’79.

    Only gonna individually rate the acts I’d like to catch again this year...
  50. Re: Austra is one of my top priorities to see.

    Austra is also one of my top priorities for Coachella ’14. Some of the very best synthpop out there.

    paulb – Austra’s even better live than recorded. You'll love their performance.

    There may...
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