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  1. Comment on Much Ado About Title Case in ~tildes

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    I agree 100%. It's extremely annoying behavior. Same goes for tags on topics. I have long though about bringing that up. The tag police are so pervasive, I have pretty much stopped tagging my...

    I agree 100%. It's extremely annoying behavior. Same goes for tags on topics. I have long though about bringing that up. The tag police are so pervasive, I have pretty much stopped tagging my submissions. There's no reason to waste my time adding tags if some small group of users is going to come along and edit them within minutes to conform to some undocumented unknowable standards.

    6 votes
  2. Comment on The case for music.gov in ~music

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    The case for nationalizing Spotify. I don't much care for the company or their service, but I'm not sure I how I feel about this idea.

    The case for nationalizing Spotify. I don't much care for the company or their service, but I'm not sure I how I feel about this idea.

    6 votes
  3. Comment on Looking for recommendations for half-hour shows in ~tv

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    My wife and I have been watching GLOW on Netflix. It is gloriously silly.

    My wife and I have been watching GLOW on Netflix. It is gloriously silly.

    4 votes
  4. Comment on Repeatedly finding myself upset with the conversations on Tildes in ~talk

  5. Comment on Weekly coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - week of March 22 in ~health.coronavirus

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    Last week with the last round of vaccine expansion in New York, all of my co-workers became eligible to be vaccinated. Then today we were told that the company is beginning to plan for a phased...

    Last week with the last round of vaccine expansion in New York, all of my co-workers became eligible to be vaccinated. Then today we were told that the company is beginning to plan for a phased reopening of our offices and studios in September. Things are looking up.

    I'm approaching two weeks since my first vaccine dose. My wife is already fully immunized, and I will be in the clear by mid-April. I am anxiously watching the concert calendar as venues start to announce their reopenings. I even bought tickets for a small jazz show in May, and I am PSYCHED.

    2 votes
  6. Comment on New groups and site mechanics - 2021 edition in ~tildes

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    Agree 100%. Keep ~misc and move politics garbage out of there. And if there is resistance to putting it back in ~news, then just make ~politics a thing so I can unsubscribe already. ;-)

    Agree 100%. Keep ~misc and move politics garbage out of there. And if there is resistance to putting it back in ~news, then just make ~politics a thing so I can unsubscribe already. ;-)

    6 votes
  7. Comment on New groups and site mechanics - 2021 edition in ~tildes

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    At this point we might as well. ~misc is practically all politics already. Let's change the name to ~politics and get it over with.

    I also wouldn’t mind a ~politics, to consolidate politically oriented discussion (especially of a high quality variety, cf. r/neutralpolitics or r/AskHistorians), but I understand if that opens up too many worms.

    At this point we might as well. ~misc is practically all politics already. Let's change the name to ~politics and get it over with.

    3 votes
  8. Comment on Ryo Fukui - Scenery (1976) in ~music

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    Years ago? It's posted on /r/jazz at least once a month. Sometimes multiple times per week.

    Years ago? It's posted on /r/jazz at least once a month. Sometimes multiple times per week.

    2 votes
  9. Comment on Ryo Fukui - Scenery (1976) in ~music

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    That may be the case, but my impression of Scenery predates the /r/jazz circlejerk. I listened to it six or seven years ago when I was clicking on random Japanese jazz albums on youtube, and I...

    That may be the case, but my impression of Scenery predates the /r/jazz circlejerk. I listened to it six or seven years ago when I was clicking on random Japanese jazz albums on youtube, and I found it wanting. It's not terrible, but it's not very interesting to my ear either. The attention it gets (relative to other piano trio albums of the same style and era) is not really warranted. In my opinion, of course. Your mileage may vary.

    2 votes
  10. Comment on Ryo Fukui - Scenery (1976) in ~music

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    Oh no, it has escaped /r/jazz! My theory on its newfound popularity is that the very cool looking cover is irresistible in the youtube recommendations sidebar. The music, unfortunately, is pretty...

    Oh no, it has escaped /r/jazz!

    My theory on its newfound popularity is that the very cool looking cover is irresistible in the youtube recommendations sidebar. The music, unfortunately, is pretty underwhelming.

    4 votes
  11. Comment on Flo & Eddie - Who But I? (1972) in ~music

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    Despite all the times I have listened to them with Zappa, I never checked out any of their solo releases until recently. I don't know what I was waiting for. They're great! I don't remember where...

    Despite all the times I have listened to them with Zappa, I never checked out any of their solo releases until recently. I don't know what I was waiting for. They're great! I don't remember where I saw it, but somebody linked me to Keep It Warm a couple of months ago and it knocked me out.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on ‘The Secret Apartment’ is the story of a Vietnam vet who claims to have lived in Veterans Stadium for years in ~sports

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    Awesome story about a guy in Philly who lived out a fantasy for any sports fan.

    Awesome story about a guy in Philly who lived out a fantasy for any sports fan.

    3 votes
  13. Comment on After receiving second dose, Yo-Yo Ma transforms waiting period into performance at Pittsfield vax clinic in ~music

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    I have some colleagues who have met him, and by all accounts he is a real mensch.

    I have some colleagues who have met him, and by all accounts he is a real mensch.

    2 votes
  14. Comment on Remixing, remastering, or whatever in ~music

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    Cool! What's your workflow? Which DAW, plugins, etc. I'm curious.

    Cool! What's your workflow? Which DAW, plugins, etc. I'm curious.

    2 votes
  15. Comment on Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic - Leave the Door Open (2021) in ~music

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    This tune is sooo sick. I love it. I heard Bootsy Collins is going to be on the album in a narrator role or something like that. So that's something else to look forward to.

    This tune is sooo sick. I love it. I heard Bootsy Collins is going to be on the album in a narrator role or something like that. So that's something else to look forward to.

    2 votes