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  1. Re: Commentary on the Dynamic Top Albums of 2015 thread

    I love the new Screaming Females so much.
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    Re: Resequenced.

    Which leads into the Zeppelin thing. I agree that "Stairway to Heaven" is the song that is the major cultural touchstone... but since when has that ever mattered? It was really a great thing when...
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    Re: Resequenced.

    I'm glad I had it. I'll be adding more of these, too. Spotify doesn't have that Curve album, though, so I'll have to pull out mp3s or the actual CD.

    Also my reactions to several of these has been...
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    Jupiter Ascending was hilarious and crazy and I really enjoyed it. It's fast paced, has amazing world-building, and is boldly stupid. This isn't careful and ponderous, it is wolf-man and the queen of...
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    Re: Resequenced.

    The best one I have done is Dig Me Out by Sleater-Kinney. It's a great album but the powerhouses show up so early my attention can wander missing the other great songs.

    Out Dig Me
    Dance Song '97...
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    Re: Next time you try to look hot...

    Ahhhaaha. This was great. Would read again.
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    Re: Classical, etc music

    I don't know the music or the drama very well but if I were in LA or could reasonably get down there I would most certainly see this production. The chamber reduction (by another composer) is heard...
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    Re: Classical, etc music

    And, no, I will not get into this piece.

    "Grand Pianola Music" was as stunning as expected but The Soldier's Tale was obnoxiously bad.

    They played it with the septet plus three reciters. No...
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    Re: Classical, etc music

    I am not sure how I missed the "Gilbert is boring" idea before he announced he was leaving the NYPO but I have seen that from multiple sources now. I am starting to suspect it really means "he should...
  10. Re: The Cathode Ray Mission: The Misc. Television Thread

    Whoah. I had kind of assumed she didn't have anything to do with the show and that the show was only tangentially related to her book. But I'm not inclined to watch more of the show and unwilling to...
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    Re: Beer. Not shit beer. Good beer.

    So yes, stopped at a nearby beer shop before the big game and it is also quite wonderful. A mild peach flavor and lovely sour.
  12. Re: Never mind removing your shoes, do you let your pet sleep with you?

    You have 100 dogs from the pound?
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    Re: can I make a poll?

    I liked the clarity on "Really Love" but I still would have preferred a fuller sound.

    "Charade" was perfect.
  14. Re: Never mind removing your shoes, do you let your pet sleep with you?

    Having a kitten really interested in your balls is quite a thing.
  15. Re: Never mind removing your shoes, do you let your pet sleep with you?

    I have an extra blanket on my side and the cats love it so they generally start the night one on either side of my legs. Frequently at some point during the night Volta will climb under the covers...
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    Re: so... we are halfway through the 2010s...

    It'll make my list.
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    Re: The Default Thread

    This person clearly has strong understanding of history.
  18. Poll: Re: do you require your guests to remove their shoes in your home? (excl. mud/snow sh

    Non-flippantly, my life is immeasurably richer for having cats. I understand that it means some cat hair, chewed up shoe laces, power cables, not leaving food around, cleaning up some gross stuff,...
  19. Re: The Thread In Which We Post Our Facebook Friends' Annoying Status Updates

    It sounds like a poorly thought out scheme and I'm not going to contribute or anything. But all these attacks on it don't come off any better.
  20. Re: The Thread In Which We Post Our Facebook Friends' Annoying Status Updates

    Cause if there's one thing people hate, it's seeing their descendants.
  21. Re: The Cathode Ray Mission: The Misc. Television Thread

    I was expecting a relatively serious crime drama, just in a shorter format.

    I was not expecting it to read so fake.
  22. Re: The Cathode Ray Mission: The Misc. Television Thread

    I thought the pilot was rather bad I wanted to watch more just for the subject. After seeing two more episodes it has if anything gotten worse. They have no real understanding of the music, there's...
  23. Re: The Cathode Ray Mission: The Misc. Television Thread

    I thought Salem Rogers was the best of the several I have watched. It was funny and looked like it had good places to go.




    This went on for SOOOOO long. It didn't help that I thought it was a...
  24. Poll: Re: do you require your guests to remove their shoes in your home? (excl. mud/snow sh

    I find it more common for people to (a) avoid walking through dog shit, (b) wipe the dog shit off their shoes as soon as possible rather than carrying that smell around, and (c) remove their shoes...
  25. Re: The Thread In Which We Post Our Facebook Friends' Annoying Status Updates

    Well, yes, this is somewhere between the as cheap as possible that you're saying now and the month-long trip in 4-star hotels you were talking about before. What I laid out is actually much, much...
  26. Poll: Re: do you require your guests to remove their shoes in your home? (excl. mud/snow sh

    Well, yes. I wasn't expecting there be any pushback.

    But my home is still not a no-outside footwear place. And as it stands my sandals are not even inside only. It is a thing I could do but until...
  27. Poll: Re: do you require your guests to remove their shoes in your home? (excl. mud/snow sh

    You'd think that but they're not his. That great pile of shoes are from people that showed up, left barefoot, made new shoes during a craft night, were eaten, or are still in that giant apartment.
    ...
  28. Poll: Re: do you require your guests to remove their shoes in your home? (excl. mud/snow sh

    I'm near the opposite! I like being barefoot but can't handle it. My feet hurt like hell if I stand/walk around too much without shoes (or sandals) on. My shoes and my sandals are chosen for arch...
  29. Re: The Thread In Which We Post Our Facebook Friends' Annoying Status Updates

    Why should anyone pay for any of it? I mean, is that really the best you can do?

    Meals are generally a lot more expensive when travelling, even if you are trying to go cheap. And they may well...
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    Re: The Sex thread

    I know people who have poly relationships that they are very happy with that work well. It can work for people.

    That being said I am sure there are also people for whom it doesn't work, people...
  31. Re: The Cathode Ray Mission: The Misc. Television Thread

    The book is not my favorite PKD either (low teens?) but I am still really interested in seeing how the hell they pull this off.
  32. Re: The Cathode Ray Mission: The Misc. Television Thread

    This is what

    Can't process
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    Re: Classical, etc music

    Relatedly: while in London I saw Joanna Carniero (conductor and music director of the Berkeley Symphony) lead the English National Opera in the world premiere staging of The Gospel According to the...
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    Re: Classical, etc music

    In other news I am seeing the San Francisco Symphony for the first time tonight; John Adams is conducting his "Grand Pianola Music" and then MTT leads The Soldier's Tale with Elvis Costello as the...
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    Re: Classical, etc music

    Beethoven's 7th symphony was the piece that really made classical music click for me. As I really dove in and started collecting CDs I kept going back to that symphony. I had about fifteen different...
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    Not every film or novel is great though, and while it's generally a stretch to say they're ruined by spoilers knowing what is going to happen can take away some of the impact. You lose that way of...
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    Re: Just announced shows in San Francisco

    WOOOOOOOOOOOO
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    Re: Tell Us About 2015 Releases

    My 2015 Collaborative Playlist is up and linked to in my signature. It's got all of 2 tracks on it. There's not a whole lot available yet.

    I wasn't able to listen to more than fifteen minutes of...
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    Re: Beer. Not shit beer. Good beer.

    I had a Unity Vibration Triple-Goddess Ginger Kombucha Wild Ale yesterday and am a fan. Big and sour, and a very strong (but not overwhelming) ginger taste.

    UV apparently also does a Bourbon Peach...
  40. Re: Hey. Wanna Come Over and Play Games aka The Bay Area Game Club Thread

    Aww, I am out of town on the 20th. Hope it goes well so there are repeats.
  41. Re: The Cathode Ray Mission: The Misc. Television Thread

    Finishing up Orphan Black season 2 tonight. This is the best thing. Going to have to figure out how to watch season 3 when it airs!
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    Re: The Sex thread

    The ex was being an asshole but that study seems... rather limited.
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    Re: The Default Thread: Music Edition.

    I have created a new Spotify playlist for the new year. 2015 Collaborative Playlist.

    URI: spotify:user:1236893927:playlist:7oqwQsPLuQODnXDIogPqlq


    It currently has one track.
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    Sticky: Re: Dynamic Top Albums of 2015

    1. Screaming Females - Rose Mountain
    2. Sleater-Kinney - No Cities to Love
    3. Erase Errata - Lost Weekend
    4. California X - Nights in the Dark
    5. Panda Bear - Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper
    6....
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    Re: Just announced shows in San Francisco

    WOohoo
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    Re: The Travel Thread

    I know little of the city but I do know that South Street is a good walkable area. Brauhaus Schmitz had a great beer menu in that area.

    I would more highly recommend Village Whiskey; their burgers...
  47. Re: I liked WHAT?! - New feelings about old top albums lists

    There's nothing embarrassing here. The bold albums are ones I still listen to frequently. I still really love Boxer and am not sure what I'd rate above it.

    I am much less enamored of Andrew Bird,...
  48. I liked WHAT?! - New feelings about old top albums lists

    In which you revisit and reevaluate top albums lists from the past. I want people to look at old top albums (or tracks or whatever) lists they've made and see how those lists have held up. What do...
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    Re: The Cooking Thread

    Some recipes can be adapted to cooking in an oven or on the stove. Generally you'd still do low heat for a long time, though. And stir more. Really depends on what is going on internally.
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    Re: Rock Documentaries on Netflix Instant

    Nice! That is still on my list to see; I missed it in theaters and have not yet caught it on Netflix.

    Thanks for the review; sounds like I'd be on board.
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