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    Re: Hillary love-fest 2016...

    Just back to the forum after being gone for a while. This is the most succinct, cogent, and dead-on accurate assessment of these two related situations I have read anywhere. Doesn't excuse either...
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    Poll: Re: Coachella 2017: What Weekend are You Going?

    You coming back for real? Thought you were done with Coachella cuz lineup.

    W2. Mellowest vibes, of course. Also, the preferred weekend of the group who've adopted my wife and myself to camp with...
  3. Thread: Bernie 2016?

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    Re: Bernie 2016?

    Not cool that Bernie's continuing to beat the very dead horse of his campaign, but in the grand scheme I don't think it will matter much. I expect any November electoral effects due to that to be...
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    Re: HBO greenlights Game of Thrones!

    Not a cheap trick at all. In fact it's central to the overarching story and ties-in to a number of important threads and themes.

    And, once again, Jon Snow was really, most sincerely, dead. If...
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    Re: HBO greenlights Game of Thrones!

    Umm... spoiler?

    If it's the "big Jon Snow reveal" I discussed in my (typically too-long) comment, then not only was I not the first to mention it here after last Sunday's broadcast of Ep 2 (you...
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    Re: HBO greenlights Game of Thrones!

    The overall name for Martin's series of books this show is based on is A Song of Ice and Fire (only the first book was titled Game of Thrones). Jon Snow is the single most important character in the...
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    Re: HBO greenlights Game of Thrones!

    It's not that Jon Snow wasn't killed dead, he was, we all knew that (well, most did). It's that the expectation (particularly among book readers) is that he will be resurrected, via the Lord of...
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    Re: Retire at 50...(AKA The finance thread)

    Ha!

    But you’re kidding, right? About President Dwayne Mountain Dew Camacho Trump, I mean. I’m thinking he’s most likely to get his ass kicked in November by Hillary, but I wonder if all of us...
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    Re: Top 5 per day/Top 10 overall?

    Just a fantastic fest this year (W2) musically for me (and my better half)! Up there with ’09, ’10, and ’11; it may be the availability heuristic at play, but for me it was overall perhaps the best...
  10. Re: And we miss Coachella, much like the deserts miss the rain.

    Had a blast this year (W2), as I always have since '09. In fact, it was our favorite Coachella yet. Camped for the first time, wish we'd started doing that earlier since it adds so much to the...
  11. Thread: Dubfire

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    Re: Dubfire

    That was a great set (W2). Was at Grimes beforehand (also a great set), grabbed something to drink afterward, then headed back into the Mojave with an even smaller crowd than Grimes had. Small but...
  12. Re: The Grand Attempt at a Group Shot of Our Happy Little Family: 2015 Edition!!

    Nah. Maybe even more blindingly orange this year, cuz campgrounds 1st time. Spend a lotta time all year outdoors/on roofs for work, outdoors (no roofs) non-work, never worn sunblock. Probably kill...
  13. Re: The Grand Attempt at a Group Shot of Our Happy Little Family: 2015 Edition!!

    Certainly. Let's do it. There should be more of us than W1 AND we'll still have better tans. Better vibes, too, but everyone knows that. Then off to The Black Madonna.
  14. Re: The Grand Attempt at a Group Shot of Our Happy Little Family: 2015 Edition!!

    Hey, there's still time for you to make it out and help us do that (I know you've made other plans)! Hope to see you out there next year.
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    Re: Early Acts Not to Miss

    Thanks to several of you here, I went back and decided to add Mint Field, De Lux, and Haelos to my schedule of early acts for W2. Already had Mbongwana Star and HEALTH on that list (HEALTH's one of...
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    Re: Conflictchella '16! Post 'Em

    You're right, of course. Apparently all Deer/Dears look alike to me. It's Lush vs. Matthew Dear and Bat For Lashes vs. Deerhunter.
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    Re: Conflictchella '16! Post 'Em

    Worst for me: Lush vs. Deerhunter followed immediately by Bat For Lashes vs. Matthew Dear on Saturday. Those sting.

    Friday, M83 vs. Underworld not as bad – not really digging M83’s new stuff, so...
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    Re: Custom Set Time Templates

    Seriously, man, do it! Would love to meet up (W2) at the barn, make good on that beer promised. I get strangers asking me several times a day about your schedule when they see me using it, every...
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    Re: Do Lab/Heineken House 2015

    Hey, I'll play, too, Mr. Cool. I mean, Farnsworth. I think Friday's pretty stacked; it'll be conflict city for me, I'm sure. Saturday, too (Sunday, not so much). And there will likely be at least...
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    Re: Fuck the Republican Party.

    The zombie-eyed granny-starver's not angling to be the nominee out of a brokered convention in Cleveland. No, not at all. Why would anyone think that?
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    Re: Custom Set Time Templates

    Bump for '16, few days early cuz I just had to know:

    Sexecutioner, you on this again this year? Hope so, hands down best template.

    I see you're doing both weekends this year (did that once -...
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    Re: How was Gesaffelstein?

    Cold Cave was great in the Mojave in ’11. Caught them most recently with Light Asylum last fall at the Mezzanine in SF (music was good, crowd was really shitty unfortunately). One of the regular...
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    Re: How was Gesaffelstein?

    Darkside in ’14 was really good (W1, though, had major sound and visual problems; W2 went off well; liked them better in a smaller venue in Phoenix - the Crescent, best venue in town - the January...
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    Re: How was Gesaffelstein?

    W2 for us, too, electrocute. First year camping, with a group of kids (well, kids to us) my wife and I met and partied with last year (we like our party favors). Conner from the board is also...
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    Re: How was Gesaffelstein?

    Tycho, Caribou, and Squarepusher were all excellent electronic acts last year (Squarepusher was actually my favorite, though it wasn’t a dance party like Gesaffelstein was). Panda Bear, Jamie XX,...
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    Re: Any new artists worth checking

    I take it that OP means artists “new” to him/her, so that could be anyone.

    Purity Ring was great fun performing their first album (caught them a couple times, including Coachella ’13) but their...
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    Re: How was Gesaffelstein?

    Funny to see this bumped from last year, but I'll chime in. I highly respect guedita's dance music recs and reviews of all kinds on the forum (I almost always enjoy any DJ/electronic act/producer...
  28. Thread: Bernie 2016?

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    Re: Bernie 2016?

    Kerry in '04. Worked with MoveOn.org for the GOTV stuff on his campaign cuz the Democratic Party in AZ is pretty fucking useless. That was just as futile, obviously. I'm down to help on a few...
  29. Thread: Bernie 2016?

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    Re: Bernie 2016?

    I volunteered for Kucinich's Cleveland City Council race in '69 (which he won), working with my dad's union (I was a HS kid then). Did similar for his failed Congress run in '72, then again on his...
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    Re: Weekend 2 Boardie Roll Call

    W2 for me if anyone gives a fuck, and planning to be at the photo meet up again like last year. Fun to meet with fellow boardies, but we really need a decent photographer/camera this time, and maybe...
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    Re: Ticket/camping pass

    This is not the meaning of "fucking A" that I know, as in "Great!" "Fantastic!" and so forth (better as "fuckin' A", actually, since including the 'g' makes it too formal). That would seem to be the...
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    Re: Bernie 2016?

    I doubt it. I don't really see a serious third-party run from the right happening. I think almost all rightwingers are going to come around on Trump and support him once he's the nominee, including...
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    Re: Bernie 2016?

    There’s not going to be a political revolution in America, at least not from the left/liberal side. If Trump manages to demagogue his way into the Presidency, that will be a revolution, of sorts. ...
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    Re: Calvin Harris -The King of Coachella

    I was in that crowd, can't say I really noticed any special weirdness. Except that those of us who were there were not at AC/DC, so that made us de facto weirdos, I guess. And it's not like...
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    Re: Calvin Harris -The King of Coachella

    That was a great set by Squarepusher, as was Swans' the next night in the Gobi up against the Weeknd on the Main and the Swedish House Mafia duo on the outdoor. Both equally small crowds, but both...
  36. Re: The Grand Attempt at a Group Shot of Our Happy Little Family: 2015 Edition!!

    First off, I hope you are able to score a festival pass somehow, mostly, you know, so you can enjoy the fest. Secondly, though, I hope you're in for W2 -- we are (as the results a couple pages back...
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    Re: Viva Phoenix 2016

    El Ten Eleven was quite good, but the crowd was way too talky wherever we moved (crowd wasn't packed except closer to the stage). Astronauts were excellent, fun and laid-back nu disco/lounge rock...
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    Re: It's Raining Prog Rock Gods

    Ah, then I understand, perhaps. As I've hit senior citizen status and shit doesn't work anymore quite the way it used to, I've told myself I'm not going to linger on in some debilitated way, if it...
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    Re: It's Raining Prog Rock Gods

    Loved prog rock back in the day, over the top as it often was, and a couple ELP stadium concerts in the early 70s still stand out as as some of my favorite live music events of that time. Haven't...
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    Re: Why does this message board exist?

    Does this mean that we are collectively mediocre and the collaborative year end lists (mundane as they may be) disguise that fact, or, conversely, that these lists demonstrate the notion of our...
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    Re: Viva Phoenix 2016

    Wanted to start out with El Ten Eleven myself, but didn't want to then end up spending most of the evening at Cityscape. Hope I'm not making a mistake - I really dig El Ten Eleven's sound. Probly...
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    Re: Viva Phoenix 2016

    7:00 LA Takedown (Crescent)
    8:00 Astronauts Etc (Valley Bar)
    9:30 Neon Indian (Cityscape)
    10:45 Crystal Castles (Cityscape)
    12:00 Xixa (Last Exit)
    1:00 Skream (Monarch, upstairs)

    Love...
  43. Thread: Bernie 2016?

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    Re: Bernie 2016?

    There’s an incredibly long discussion that can be done around the common notion that “if only liberals/leftists/Democrats were more effective communicators, then many (maybe even most) of those who...
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    Re: Fuck the Republican Party.

    You're right, including the ordinary reason for "suspending" campaigns, just having some fun throwing out a crazy (unlikely/fantasy/silly) scenario in an especially-crazy Republican primary. And,...
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    Re: Fuck the Republican Party.

    "Suspended" his campaign. He might just get back in if there's a brokered convention in Cleveland.

    Trump may continue to win the most votes in the primaries, but if Cruz and Rubio stay in Trump...
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    Re: The Phoenix Thread!

    Bisbee's pretty cool for a short visit (been a couple times over the years), and yes, Tombstone is a tourist trap, so avoid. The landscape around 80 isn't a whole lot different than what you see...
  47. Thread: Bernie 2016?

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    Re: Bernie 2016?

    It doesn’t sit at all well with me that Hillary has cozied up with Kissinger in any way. I wouldn’t try to make any excuse for it, that motherfucker is as evil as any of our homegrown fascists, and...
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    Re: Bernie 2016?

    I’m supporting Hillary, but I’ll gladly work for Bernie’s candidacy (phone banking, door-to-door canvassing, etc.) if he gets the nomination instead of her (as I’ve done for every Dem presidential...
  49. Re: What are you doing to improve your campsite this year?

    Doing both, bringing a couple 5-gal solar bags and a Trekker Fold-a-Privy pop-up tent. That last item is great, I highly recommend. Got mine at Cabela's, was only $40. It folds up into a...
  50. Thread: RUFUS

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    Re: RUFUS

    I don't really want to get into a stupid argument about what is and what's not "technically" downtempo, though at about 120 bpm on their tunes I'd say Rufus fits (if at the upper end). I meant...
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