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    Re: The Cathode Ray Mission: The Misc. Television Thread

    Yeah, I'm older than most of the posters here, so when I was a kid it was all Star Wars - Cincinnati Reds (grew up in Ohio in the Pete Rose/Johnny Bench days) - Bruce Jenner on a Wheaties box for...
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    Re: It Rubs The Lotion On Its Skin: A Thread About Dating

    Alright, folks... nobody has posted in this thread since I last did, but now I want some advice. The aforementioned 72-hour date girl has turned out to be just as amazing as advertised, but we have...
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    Re: White. Jack White.

    I know everyone feels like they have to share their *shocking* opinions - and here's mine:

    If you think Jack's show or Jack's solo records show he's soft, is running out of steam, etc... that's a...
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    Re: Austin City Limits 2015

    Yeah, I don't either, but the lack of Texas (or even Southern) concert dates and the opening in their schedule combined with their obvious cash-grabbing "final tour" type status means it could...
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    Re: Austin City Limits 2015

    So I'm adding a rundown to maybes and stuff on the front page. For fun.

    CONFIRMED ACTS:
    Hozier

    EXTREMELY LIKELY ACTS BASED ON SCHEDULE:
    Foo Fighters
    alt-J
    Echosmith
    Twenty-One Pilots
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    Re: Austin City Limits 2015

    Well, my girlfriend will be happy about that. And if they're not in the Top 6, they can be just about anybody I've heard of and I'm okay with it. LOL.
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    Re: Austin City Limits 2015

    There are also a million bikes parked there, and bike parking slots. And I don't know where the Doubletree is exactly, but there are shuttles from a couple of locations that are shockingly not...
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    Re: Record Store Day 2015

    Hahahaha I saw that and LOL'd as well.

    The only disc I picked up was Citizen Dick - "Touch Me I'm Dick". On the back of the disc (there's no B-side) they have a pressing of Matt Dillon's...
  9. Re: Star Wars Ep. 7 coming soon to a theater near you.

    I get it. You don't have a point, and you have nothing positive to say about anything. When WAS the last positive comment you made? 2014?
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    How was that line lame? It echoed the similar line from the originals and it *is* the central theme of those movies.
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    Re: Action Bronson is a rap singer. He's legit.

    I do not get the love for this guy at ALL. No speed, no fury, not any more humor than any local G. And he looks like crap.

    Do not want.
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    Re: White. Jack White.

    One of the fun annual moments on the Coachella board - when boardies suddenly gush over the headliner they didn't get the last year or two, as though they've suddenly discovered something new and...
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    Re: Steely Dan

    This thread reminds me of Pavement.... completely opposite opinions on everything. "They sucked out loud..." "They were amazing!" "They looked bored and didn't seem to know how to play their...
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    Re: Austin City Limits 2015

    In news sure to excite nobody, Mumford and Sons have announced their US tour that ends a month before ACL and has NO Texas (or anywhere around Texas) dates. I suppose they may announce more dates...
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    Re: Voodoo Experience 2014

    So, the folks at Inforoo are squawking about Black Sabbath at Voodoo, since they're playing their "last show ever" at the end of November and they haven't played Voodoo in 20 years. I saw Ozzy there...
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    Re: Austin, TX thread

    I'm gonna guess you found something to do. ;) The 6th Street scene is always fun but touristy - apparently the East side of 6th is more hip... and Rainey Street is cool. I'm nerdy, so I might go do...
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    Re: so... we are halfway through the 2010s...

    Thought I'd mention that Lcd - This is Happening (and a bunch of other Lcd) is available on Amazon Prime music if any of the lurkers haven't heard a legit copy. Beach House is too.... but no Kanye or...
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    Re: Austin, TX thread

    Driving now, but I'll hit this up tomorrow. How many folks are you? Regular drinkers or drunks? :)
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    Re: It Rubs The Lotion On Its Skin: A Thread About Dating

    I'm out, bitches! Or, in human... I received justification to deactivate my OKC, Tinder, and Hinge profiles, and I'm happy for it. I was really getting into the whole mode of "all these dates are...
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    Re: Austin, TX thread

    Nice, I'll be there too, and I'm moving there as soon as I lock down my work environment (or at least start pulling some local cases). This driving from Dallas to Austin every weekend is gettin' old...
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    I think maybe saying you hated it was overstating just a tad.

    Like I mentioned, Joss claims this is the Avengers movie he's always wanted to make (the new one), so maybe it will surpass your...
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    Re: so... we are halfway through the 2010s...

    Hahaha touche'. But then again, everyone really liked it.

    Looking back.. they didn't love it. 8.6, which is probably low for that record. And this:

    "And while it's somewhat heartening to hear...
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    Re: Upcoming Shows

    Faith No More added 10 more dates, on sale tomorrow. Happy to see they're getting to Texas, and I will definitely be there in Austin.

    July 26 Austin Music Hall Austin, TX United States Get Tickets...
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    Re: The Band Breakup/Reunion Rumors Thread

    Totally with you on that. Great band, good debut album. It's my house-cleanin' music. LOL.

    Re: Ride... I don't get the shoegaze thing. Which isn't to say I tried to get it - it just somehow...
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    Re: so... we are halfway through the 2010s...

    Well, if you read my post, I voted more or less solely on what I actually spent the most time listening to. I acknowledge there are great albums I didn't listen to much, and I figured they'd take...
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    Re: so... we are halfway through the 2010s...

    I think I had it at #2. I listened to that thing on repeat forever when it came out. I went from "Arcade Fire whatever" to a huge fan on the strength of that record. So fucking blame me if you must.
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    Re: Austin City Limits 2015

    In disappointing news to me - Faith No More just announced an Austin date July 26, so they're probably not on the bill at either FFF or ACL.

    In good news, HEY! Faith No More is playing in Austin...
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    Re: so... we are halfway through the 2010s...

    In my opinion, MBSTF is a production masterpiece. There's no moment (for me) that slams the experience to a halt, and there are songs waiting in the wings that I want to savor.... and the big moments...
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    What did you think was a loud, annoying dud about the movie? The finale is a big action set piece, sure, but there's a lot of clever dialogue throughout. Is it "smugness" to have funny lines of...
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    Re: so... we are halfway through the 2010s...

    Yeah, I don't much care... it's just a measure of the music the folks here listen to, not a measure of quality. That's a great fucking album that for whatever reason didn't impact the posters here. ...
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    Re: Austin City Limits 2015

    Drive to Voodoo for Halloween. It's a second rate festival but it's N'awlins. And cheap! Tickets were $99, now $125. :)

    Right now you can count on Foos and alt-J... and some of the Lolla...
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    Re: so... we are halfway through the 2010s...

    Yeah, I dunno. It's a tough measure to make. I have only four albums in the 25 listed so far (although I'll definitely have 2/3 in the last five), but my own tastes don't move in the direction of...
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    Re: The Cathode Ray Mission: The Misc. Television Thread

    Well then, I guess that tells me all that needs to be told.

    Crash and Burn
    Worst Movie of the Decade
    Why Crash Sucked
    Why Crash is a Bad Movie

    I could go on, but why? Art is subjective. Too...
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    Re: The Cathode Ray Mission: The Misc. Television Thread

    Have you seen Crash?

    The fact is that Scientologists keep each other in business. He got jobs in Hollywood BECAUSE of his Scientology roots. It's not a religion, it's a cult that supports its...
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    Re: The Cathode Ray Mission: The Misc. Television Thread

    Yeah, everyone should watch "Going Clear: Scientology" but *also* remind themselves that this is the *majority of the religions in the world*. I mean, are we supposed to be alarmed that they have...
  36. Re: THE GAMING HARDWARE THREAD: PS4 - WII U - XBone - PS3 - 360 - WII

    You cannot be serious. Look up in this thread where you stated "Everyone with a PS4 needs to shut the fuck up and play Bloodborne. It's the spiritual successor to Demon/Dark Souls and it kicks insane...
  37. Re: THE GAMING HARDWARE THREAD: PS4 - WII U - XBone - PS3 - 360 - WII

    Bear in mind there are plenty of pains I'm completely okay with inflicting on myself. And LOLZ at any comment about this game being "pretty dramatic". Everything about Bloodborne/Dark Souls is...
  38. Re: THE GAMING HARDWARE THREAD: PS4 - WII U - XBone - PS3 - 360 - WII

    Yeah, I'm definitely not saying any or all of you are wrong in enjoying the game - but watching reviewers discuss the merits of the game just sounds like the worst pain I would never, ever want to...
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    Re: The Cathode Ray Mission: The Misc. Television Thread

    Great comparison. BoJack starts dumb but by the end of the season I'm trying to figure out how to recommend the talking horse cartoon to friends, and I'm stumbling over explaining why a love interest...
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    No thanks. This is the perfect video game review because it demonstrates just how different gamers are... I cannot stand any of those games. I bought Bloodborne for my nephew for his birthday knowing...
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    Re: The Cathode Ray Mission: The Misc. Television Thread

    You're bailing WAY too soon. If you're unclear about the potential of the show, jump ahead to the last three episodes of the first season. The slow start means little... just like with The Office or...
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    Re: Austin City Limits 2015

    That's surprising as well... to be honest, less surprising than two metal headliners. Outkast doesn't really count as a hip-hop headliner, though, really... they're a 90s reunion act and were a...
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    Re: Lollapalooza 2015

    I'm not prepared to say the undercard is crap at this point. Last year you had acts like Parquet Courts and Royal Blood and Benjamin Booker that didn't look like much on the poster and once you...
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    Re: Austin City Limits 2015

    We all pretty much agreed that Foos are one of the top three due to no Texas tour dates and gaps during both ACL weekends... and they haven't played ACL since 2008 and did Austin on the Sonic...
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    Re: Austin City Limits 2015

    I doubt Metallica because of the Foos... but they did play OSL a couple years ago together (Foos sub'd for Neil Young & Crazy Horse because Dave wanted to, they didn't headline). And who knows - the...
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    Re: Lollapalooza 2015

    Crossing my fingers for DFA1979 but they were in Austin for FFF last year, so who knows? Metallica seems unlikely with Foos almost definitely on the bill - but then again, if you can have two rap...
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    Re: Lollapalooza 2015

    This feels like a lineup with unopposed headliners. The McCartney crowd is going to be ridiculous.

    I would go if I'd never seen Metallica or Florence, but the journey is much too far for repeats...
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    Re: White. Jack White.

    If Jack started every encore with Ball and Biscuit and ended each with Seven Nation Army, I would not complain. He's at the stage in his career when adding one or two blistering tracks per album will...
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    Re: Muse 7th album.

    If Phil Collins was headlining against Muse, I would see Phil. I think I'll start that rumor.
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    Re: Muse 7th album.

    I LOL'd at this, and it's right.

    I was wondering when Muse would put out a Duran Duran song, maybe this is it. I certainly can't complain about naked bodypainted models.
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