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  1. Comment on Misophonia: When Life's Noises Drive You Mad in ~life

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    Lately the sounds of typing and mouse clicks have been driving me bonkers. I recently moved to a new area of my office which is much quieter than where I was previously. Now there's nothing to...

    Lately the sounds of typing and mouse clicks have been driving me bonkers. I recently moved to a new area of my office which is much quieter than where I was previously. Now there's nothing to drown out the keyboard clacking and mouse clicks all around me and it's making me crazy.

    And yes, the chewing thing also. Sometimes I'll put on some music while my gf and I eat dinner just to give my brain some other sounds to concentrate on.

  2. Comment on Dick Dale, Surf Rock Icon, Dead at 81 in ~music

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    I saw him play in Brooklyn about two weeks after that article was published. He was obviously sick, walked with a cane, needed help getting on stage, and his wife sat there on the stage with him...

    I saw him play in Brooklyn about two weeks after that article was published. He was obviously sick, walked with a cane, needed help getting on stage, and his wife sat there on the stage with him for the entire set. I think he even had an oxygen tank nearby in case he needed it. But he still played like a demon!

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  3. Comment on Hal Blaine, Wrecking Crew Drummer and Rock Hall of Fame Member, Dies at 90 in ~music

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    Here is a tremendous list of hits that Hal Blaine played on that doesn't even come close to listing everything: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_recordings_of_songs_Hal_Blaine_has_played_on...

    Here is a tremendous list of hits that Hal Blaine played on that doesn't even come close to listing everything: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_recordings_of_songs_Hal_Blaine_has_played_on

    Edit: here's a sampling of his work in video form: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hp1FBfjH60g

    2 votes
  4. Comment on Looking for Eagles-style rock recommendations in ~music

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    @amarok and @arghdos covered most of the Eagles contemporaries I would have mentioned. The only other names that came to mind are Jackson Browne, Boz Scaggs and Delaney & Bonnie. As for newer...

    @amarok and @arghdos covered most of the Eagles contemporaries I would have mentioned. The only other names that came to mind are Jackson Browne, Boz Scaggs and Delaney & Bonnie.

    As for newer bands, this is really not in my wheelhouse. But maybe try Roddie Romero, Anders Osborne, Eric Lindell, Luke Winslow King, or Jason Isbell. None of these are really a perfect match but they're at least in the same ballpark.

    You might also enjoy a singer-songwriter I sometimes play with, the Reverend John Delore. Everything he does has that '70s Americana influence. Here's one I played on. And here's another that I'm not on but I dig like crazy.

    3 votes
  5. Comment on The Big Dig jazz show - Episode 6: A Great Day In Harlem in ~music

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    Would a Twitter account for the show work for you? That would be easy enough to set up.

    Would a Twitter account for the show work for you? That would be easy enough to set up.

    2 votes
  6. Comment on The Big Dig jazz show - Episode 6: A Great Day In Harlem in ~music

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    After a long break the Big Dig is back with a survey of the music behind the iconic jazz photo from 1958, "A Great Day In Harlem." Every song includes at least one musician who appeared in the...
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    After a long break the Big Dig is back with a survey of the music behind the iconic jazz photo from 1958, "A Great Day In Harlem." Every song includes at least one musician who appeared in the photo. With great trad jazz, swing, bebop, cool jazz and hard bop, this episode really cooks! Including tracks from Gene Krupa, Lester Young, Charles Mingus, Horace Silver, Gerry Mulligan and much more.

    Special thanks to /u/cfabbro for prodding me to get this finished.

    2 votes
  7. Comment on Jan Johansson - Jazz På Svenska in ~music

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    Thanks for the plug. I actually finished a new show a couple of weeks ago but I haven't posted it yet because, well, I'm just not happy with it. I need to do some editing and re-recording to make...

    Thanks for the plug. I actually finished a new show a couple of weeks ago but I haven't posted it yet because, well, I'm just not happy with it. I need to do some editing and re-recording to make it sound more like a radio show and less like a history lecture. Maybe soon. No promises.

    3 votes
  8. Comment on The Invisible Hit Parade: How Unofficial Concert Recordings Have Flowered in the 21st Century in ~music

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    I used to share a rehearsal room with the author. He really knows his stuff. Also check out his WFMU show: https://wfmu.org/playlists/JJ

    I used to share a rehearsal room with the author. He really knows his stuff. Also check out his WFMU show: https://wfmu.org/playlists/JJ

    3 votes
  9. Comment on I Found the Best Burger Place in America. And Then I Killed It. in ~food

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    The author reckons with the effects of his piece which anointed a small family-owned restaurant as the home of the Best Burger In America. Traffic from food tourists led to increased wait times,...

    The author reckons with the effects of his piece which anointed a small family-owned restaurant as the home of the Best Burger In America. Traffic from food tourists led to increased wait times, declines in service and extra attention from the local health department, all leading to a decision to close the place down.

    12 votes
  10. Comment on Who’s Behind That Beard? Historians are using facial recognition software to identify people in Civil War photographs. in ~humanities

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    Ah yes, thanks. I considered ~tech for a moment, but forgot all about ~humanities. I probably would have put it there if I had remembered it.

    Ah yes, thanks. I considered ~tech for a moment, but forgot all about ~humanities. I probably would have put it there if I had remembered it.

    1 vote