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    Re: What boardies did you meet/see?

    I ran into a bunch of folks this year, but I had trouble putting user names to faces and what-not because I've not been posting as much on here as in previous years.
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    Re: Please enforce the no flags rule

    Yeah, the totems suck. One of the worst experiences I had was during Classixx, when someone thought it would be REAL FUNNY LOL to inflate and pass around two inflatable "naked" blow up dolls with...
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    Re: Queens of the Stone Age

    Yeah, they fucking ruled. It was my first time getting to see them and man, I definitely left that set thinking, "That's it? But I want more!" Won't be passing them up on one of their next solo...
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    Re: Best and Worst Crowds of the Weekend?

    Crowd for Disclosure and Future Islands fucking sucked. Crowd for NMH wasn't very good either, but I was with my people and that was all that mattered.

    Crowds for Fatboy Slim (weird, right?),...
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    Re: Did anybody see Dismemberment Plan?

    I was up front for their set because I wasn't able to afford the LA reunion tour show, and it was definitely one of the top 5 sets of the weekend.
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    Re: Fatboy Slim

    Nah, he just dropped the vocals for Skank in between transitions to other songs. The only actual songs of his he played remixes of were "Right Here Right Now" and "Eat Sleep Rave Repeat" to bookend...
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    Re: THE Replacements.

    The set wasn't that great, for me. I'm glad that the majority of people who saw their set loved it, but christ it was painful watching them hash out all of those (in my opinion) terrible early period...
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    Re: NEUTRAL MILK HOTEL!

    Sound issues and shitty teenage girls did not manage to ruin their set, thank god.
  9. Re: Nas vs. Dismemberment Plan (for those who went to weekend 1)

    As one of the only, like, 100 people to actually show up for the D Plan, I'd highly recommend them.
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    Re: My Sunday Writeup: This Just In...

    When I was leaving Superchunk to find the rest rooms, I looked down to my left and saw you passed out by the soundbooth. So, yeah, I'll corroborate that.
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    Re: Worst Conflicts?

    Bonobo vs. Chromeo is the worst for me. It'd make the third or fourth time I've skipped Chromeo at Coachella due to conflicts...
  12. Re: The Grand Attempt at a Group Shot of Our Happy Little Family: 2014 Edition!!

    Yeah, having 20 minutes to mozy on down to the Sahara for Aeroplane is good.

    That Camp article just reminded me of how much I miss most of you guys. It'll be nice to see many of you again this...
  13. Re: The Grand Attempt at a Group Shot of Our Happy Little Family: 2014 Edition!!

    Just as long as this isn't during Aeroplane, I'll be happy with an early time on saturday.
  14. Thread: NFL Time

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    Re: NFL Time

    Translation: I AM INCREDIBLY OLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLD
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    Re: NFL Time

    No more slam dunk celebrations.

    No Fun League!
  16. Re: Weekend 1 - Driving up to Coachella from San Diego

    Going to bump this since I see a lot of San Diego-related posts.
  17. Weekend 1 - Driving up to Coachella from San Diego

    Hey there,

    Long time poster, first time actually driving to Coachella. I've been a part of 5 Coachella carpools in my life, and for once I'm actually manning the wheel en route to the festival....
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    Re: Official CD/LP purchases thread

    I almost wound up getting no new records in LA until the last record store I went to, Soundsations.

    * Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - The Boatman's Call (bootleg version pressed in 2013)
    * Oingo...
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    Re: The Concert Etiquette Thread

    Nah, not my Serbian friend then, he has long hair.

    I'm relieved.
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    Sticky: Re: Dynamic Top Albums of 2014

    Sure thing:

    2/25/2014 --

    1) St. Vincent - St. Vincent
    2) Real Estate - Atlas

    3/27/2014 --

    1) St. Vincent - St. Vincent
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    Re: Official CD/LP purchases thread

    Just a heads up for anybody trying to get the Pink Marble swirl version of Holy Ghost!'s Dynamics, the barcodes for the listing on Discogs are off by two digits. There's no sticker on the plastic...
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    Re: The Concert Etiquette Thread

    I know someone who paid $100 for tickets for that show. Maybe he was one of the guys jumping on your foot. Was the dude Serbian?
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    Re: Official CD/LP purchases thread

    Well, two of the three showed up today. I was thinking of giving it until the end of the day for the third one to show up before I call. Thanks.
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    Re: Official CD/LP purchases thread

    I'm still waiting to see if the three records I ordered during Barnes & Noble's ridiculous sale last month end up showing up at my door. They were supposed to be delivered today but I'll give them...
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    Re: Etienne de Crécy for 2009

    Yes, because I like fun.
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    Re: Official CD/LP purchases thread

    It's not bad, but I don't really have anything to compare it to since I've never owned or listened to the OG. It just sounds smooth, soulful and sexy to me.
  27. Thread: NFL Time

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    Re: NFL Time

    Okay, I would understand this buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuut...



    Why? Why the fuck does a head coach get a pass for fucking up NUMEROUS times and blowing our chance to make the playoffs? You don't always...
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    Re: NFL Time

    We got lucky. Hali and Houston going out with injuries in the same game? Also, KC's secondary isn't as great without an effective pass rush.

    I mean, what are you arguing? That you can't be pissed...
  29. Re: It Rubs The Lotion On Its Skin: A Thread About Dating

    I made a poor word choice. I figured "considerable" would equal "driving an hour out of the city" but I was wrong.



    Thanks dude, that is a good recommendation



    This is what I'm thinking.
  30. Re: It Rubs The Lotion On Its Skin: A Thread About Dating

    Well I never specified that I hadn't met her before, so it's alright Courtney. Also, going to an arcade sounds like a killer idea. Thanks!
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    I wrote out a joke in response to what Bryan posted about this girl putting her fist in my ass but it was awful, so let's move on.

    To answer Courtney and everyone else, yes this is relatively...
  32. Re: It Rubs The Lotion On Its Skin: A Thread About Dating

    Old profile info is old. I was up there because I got into a grad program at Western and wound up leaving it this summer. I'm back in San Diego, she's in Murrieta.
  33. Re: It Rubs The Lotion On Its Skin: A Thread About Dating

    So, for the folks who have/are dated/dating someone they met online who either originally lived or is still living a considerable but not insurmountable distance away from you, what did you do...
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    Re: NFL Time

    Words fail to accurately capture just how disappointed I am in this Chargers team. The GM doesn't know how to assess or draft talent on one half of the ball, the head coach is an out-and-out coward...
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    Re: Official CD/LP purchases thread

    Greg, are we allowed to give out info concerning your shop on the web? I might not be in the bay area anymore, but I know a few of my record collecting friends are still around and might be...
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    Re: Official CD/LP purchases thread

    Yeah. That Kurt Vile record was only $17 when I've seen copies (albeit unopened) go for $40 on discogs.
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    Re: Official CD/LP purchases thread

    Between Saturday and tonight, I knocked out a number of records that I had on my priority list:

    Death Cab for Cutie - Transatlanticism (10th anniversary reissue)
    Washed Out - Life of Leisure EP...
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    Re: The Ballad of cr****

    This was entertaining. Well done, everyone.
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    Re: Tell Us About 2013 Releases

    Well, what with having a new lead singer, it's not that unexpected that Yuck would sound like a whole new band.
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    Re: Official CD/LP purchases thread

    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand nothing from Porco Rosso, my favorite Ghibli film.

    Well fuck.
  41. Re: Serious Question - Is 2013 So Far The Worst Year For Album's In Over A Decade?

    Originally, I was thinking that this year was turning out better than 2012 (which, besides Swing Lo Magellan, didn't really blow me away), but I feel like I'm getting to that point with 2013. Sure,...
  42. Re: 50 Must Hear Overlooked Albums per Decade 70s-00s.

    http://www.reactiongifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/sad_face.gif
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    Re: Official CD/LP purchases thread

    Got back from Canada and ended up bringing some friends across the border:

    - Echo & The Bunnymen "Porcupine"
    - The Shins "Chutes Too Narrow"
    - Kanye West "Late Registration"

    I might have to...
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    Re: Official CD/LP purchases thread

    22$ which, given how it's routinely listed for 25$ on discogs, felt like something of a steal to me. I also got the Portishead record for half of what I see it going for in American shops.

    My trip...
  45. Re: 50 Must Hear Overlooked Albums per Decade 70s-00s.

    I'm debating whether or not I'll even go past the 2000's since it's not really my expertise, so here are my Must Hear Overlooked Albums from 2011 - 2006. I'll put up 2005 - 2000 later.
    ...
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    Re: Official CD/LP purchases thread

    Doing the whole Vancouver / Seattle vacation thing with mom has resulted in quite a few record store stops:

    - Ulrich Schnauss "Goodbye"
    - DNTEL "Dumb Luck"
    - Portishead "Dummy"
    - Jens Lekman...
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    Re: The Pitchfork News/reviews thread

    Reading the review for Soft Will leaves me at a loss for why it didn't get a higher score and a BNM. Bizarre.
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    Re: The Pitchfork News/reviews thread

    Tomorrow's Harvest gets an 8.3 with a BNM.
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    Re: Halfway Through 2013 Favorites

    JUST KEEPING YOU ON YOUR TOES!...

    And, you know, not possibly using the wrong word because I'm dumb or something like that... Nope, not one bit!
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    Re: Halfway Through 2013 Favorites

    2013 has BLOWN 2012 out of the water for me. I seem to end up digging a lot more from odd-numbered years (2009 and 2011 were like this) than even-numbered years. Weird.

    Anywho...

    1. Vampire...
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