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    Re: The 2014 MLB Thread

    Joe Carter was well overrated. Winfield was pretty good... in the 1970s. Knobs had like two good seasons, '91 was not one of them. Chili Davis was also never anything, especially in the AL. Albert...
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    Re: The 2014 MLB Thread

    See also Randy Johnson in the same series. Between the two of them they gave up 6 runs in near 40 IP and both had a sub 0.700 WHIP. After a regular season with 43 wins between them, both with sub...
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    Re: Official CD/LP purchases thread

    I also just knew Substance/singles and was blown away by Brotherhood. I don't think they have another album that touches it, though. The three earlier albums are all worthwhile but Brotherhood is at...
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    Re: Pulp 2012 This is Hardcore!!!

    I have tickets for the Castro!
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    Re: What kind of Car does TomAz drive?

    Tom doesn't drive a car, he rides a hog.
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    Give it a little more time and it may actually be tender.
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    Re: The San Francisco Thread

    I received my Voter Information Pamphlet and Sample Ballot and SF local politics seems amazing. How does Terrence Faulkner have such a stranglehold on Opponent's Arguments? He seems to take...
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    Re: Official CD/LP purchases thread

    I barely know that set! The 9th is quite glorious and exceptionally slow. I never quite got the 2nd until I heard Toscanini's with the NBC Symphony.

    I picked up a couple records at a thrift store...
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    Re: Official CD/LP purchases thread

    Nice. Conductor, orchestra? The Haydn is a nice pull too. That's a great string quartet.

    I am going to get that Scott Walker/Sunn O))) record.
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    Re: The 2014 MLB Thread

    Giants were in the other one, too.
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    Re: The 2014 MLB Thread

    We were at dinner at Mission and Caesar Chavez and found out the Giants won when the city went crazy right out the window. Very exciting!
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    Re: General Phoenix Area Shows

    Just in case anyone hasn't seen, Belle & Sebastian and Kevin Drew has been moved to the Orpheum Theatre due to weather concerns. Tickets for Civic Center will be honored (and we should get a $5...
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    Re: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2014

    There Is Nothing Wrong With Love is essential Built to Spill. Certainly better than the last 4 records; some days I'll put it ahead of Perfect and Keep.
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    Re: The Default Thread: Music Edition.

    John Peel really liked the Fall:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTMudC0CtIs
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    Re: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2014

    Bear Down! I am a UA graduate, too.


    Today was pretty great. We had shade at our spot at Towers of Gold for much of the day save for the half an hour before Del and the first half hour of their...
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    Re: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2014

    Red Baraat just started at Towers of Gold. We can hear the Start stage during set changes. We have a set up towards the treeline near the second set of speakers!
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    Re: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2014

    We are about to leave. We are heading to Towers of Gold and will be there through Built to Spill! Then Dave Rawlings Machine. Then probably home?

    I'm wearing a Barry Sanders jersey today. No joke...
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    Re: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2014

    The sun today was brutal, especially early. The Waybacks were fun. Dave & Phil Alvin were a real highlight. We got "Marie Marie" and "Please, Please, Please." Phil Alvin really has a great voice....
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    Re: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2014

    I am about to leave. I will probably end up splitting time between Banjo and Star, mostly! Though I really want to catch Waxahatchee first.

    I'm wearing my Ryan Leaf jersey. And since I've had...
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    Re: Just announced shows in San Francisco

    Lucinda Williams is playing a HSB after show on Sunday 10/5 at Slim's. Dinner tickets (!?) are gone but GA is still available. $24 after fee.
  21. Re: Pitchfork About To Release It's Top Albums 2010-2014 so far - What Are Yours?

    Ahahaha.





    1. The staff members assigned to listen to the album for a fresh evaluation for this list are still asleep.
    2. The opposite applies to Deerhunter, Arcade Fire, Daft Punk, etc....
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    Re: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2014

    Several of the people who have posted schedules have been before. I myself have not but it's not like it's a secret.

    PLUS the beauty of a thread like this is that we can see what other people are...
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    It probably was not a problem with anything y'all did; it's a problem with Spotify. There really isn't any way to see all - or even most - of someone's playlists by looking at their profile. Plus if...
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    Re: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2014

    I was hoping for something cooler. Not looking forward to this jump in temperatures! It being cooler on Sunday will be extra motivation to get back out there, I suppose.

    Tentative schedule I'm...
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    Re: The Post Pictures of Your Pet Thread!

    So cute!

    We got Volta when she was about 10 days old in a litter of (motherless) foster kittens. [Her three siblings were adopted out]. Here is a shot of her taken by a friend at one month:
    ...
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    Re: General Phoenix Area Shows

    I finally bought a ticket for Belle & Sebastian. See y'all in a week or so.
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    Re: Official CD/LP purchases thread

    And I think I realized what I was missing on classical record collectors. If they're into vinyl because of sound the most prized records are going to be the ones with the best sound and that really...
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    Re: Official CD/LP purchases thread

    So I bought some records.

    Bach - Switched-On Bach - Wendy Carlos
    Bach - Switched-On Bach II - Wendy Carlos
    Bach - The Brandenburg Concertos - English Chamber Orchestra, Leppard
    Bach - Complete...
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    Re: Tell Us About 2014 Releases

    Pearl Jam is totally dad rock. They have a very 70s guitar rock/arena rock thing to them. They are more than that but that isn't important. A lot of "dad rock" artists from any era had some...
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    Re: Official CD/LP purchases thread

    Yes. Yes I should.
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    Well, yeah. It's only as good as the information in Spotify. Though I figured there'd me more issues with missing albums filed by their reissue years (though that seems to be changing) than with...
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    Barely considered, not fact checked:

    Miles Davis - Tribute to Jack Johnson
    Leonard Cohen - Songs of Love and Hate
    Rod Stewart - Every Picture Tells a Story
    John Coltrane - Sun Ship
    Janis...
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    Re: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2014

    Ryan Adams and Lucinda Williams are on different stages but he starts an hour and fifteen minutes after her so that's about as good as I hoped.

    Then on Saturday Dave Rawlings Machine starts an...
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    Re: Official CD/LP purchases thread

    Interesting! The late 50s and 60s are definitely thought of as a golden age and by and large the recordings from that era don't sound significantly worse than the early digital age or even whatever...
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    Re: Official CD/LP purchases thread

    Epic Stereorama. Recorded in 1957.

    Though I wish I had found some of his mono recordings; those by and large haven't been re-released. I mean the record I got is the original release in 1960 but...
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    Re: Official CD/LP purchases thread

    I went to Aquarius and got their last copy of Dude Incredible.

    I have historically not been that into Richard Strauss but his orchestral work is growing on me after I started to really get his...
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    Re: How well do you see color

    It's always going to give you two numbers. The first number is your level. The auto-translation isn't good enough for me to tell what the second number is supposed to be, but it's always been one...
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    Re: How well do you see color

    Difficulty level: don't tilt your monitor or move your head. My first attempt this way I got 瞎子 (Blind) level 12.
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    Re: How well do you see color

    New color test: this game. Click the box that is a different color than the others. There is a 60-second timer on the left-hand side of the screen.

    The text is in Chinese but you get a...
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    Re: Android Phones

    Macy's is in already, but yes, there need to be a lot more than 220,000 locations before this will really matter. I want to use GW at Walgreens just because of the novelty; I'll still need to bring...
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    Re: Android Phones

    I have not actually used Google Wallet as a tap and pay yet but I am now set up and able to use it; it is not defunct. And speaking of in-store purchases Google Wallet works at the same fucking...
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    Re: Android Phones

    Why do I hate capitalism? Because of Samsung's Calendar app. And Verizon's ISIS (or whatever they're calling it now (which turns out to be Softcard)).

    Capitalism does not mean that the best stuff...
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    Nice! I added a bunch of stuff... then reread and saw that it was 1970, not 1970s. They're gone now. Sorry!
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    Re: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2014

    Looking at recent Mavis Staples setlists I am totally on board for this. Holy shit. She's covering Funkadelic and Lauryn Hill? Plus Slippery People, For What It's Worth, The Weight and various Staple...
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    Re: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2014

    Wow Friday is a thing. Hoping I can see both Lucinda Williams and Ryan Adams!
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    Re: Scotland & the UK

    That's entirely a coincidence, though. They've been talking to the same people over and over and it's Scotland-wide, having nothing to do with Clackmannashire or any other region.
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    Re: Scotland & the UK

    I skipped Nazareth and am not familiar with Alex Harvey. What should I listen to from The Sensational Alex Harvey Band?
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    Re: Scotland & the UK

    Also who wants a pre-made playlist of Scottish rock bands?
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    Re: Scotland & the UK

    It would not necessarily change. This shows some options, but closes with:
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    Re: Tell Us About 2014 Releases

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