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  1. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    The Cocaine and Rhinestones podcast has me on a deep-deep dive into Buck Owens. I remember him from Hee Haw but never spent time with his music. I'm all in on that Bakersfield sound.

    The Cocaine and Rhinestones podcast has me on a deep-deep dive into Buck Owens. I remember him from Hee Haw but never spent time with his music.

    I'm all in on that Bakersfield sound.

  2. Comment on Music Blogs & Mini Station Rant in ~music

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    http://thequietus.com/ reviews a lot of music I've never heard of across sever genres. UK-based, which might explain some of my unfamiliarity. They had great year-end lists.

    http://thequietus.com/ reviews a lot of music I've never heard of across sever genres.

    UK-based, which might explain some of my unfamiliarity.

    They had great year-end lists.

  3. Comment on What sites do you check in the morning? in ~talk

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    Email->my blog (to verify scheduled posts)->Super Punch->Deadspin->Daring Fireball->local subreddit->tildes Email can sometimes send me on a link journey but those are my first stops. I sit in...

    Email->my blog (to verify scheduled posts)->Super Punch->Deadspin->Daring Fireball->local subreddit->tildes

    Email can sometimes send me on a link journey but those are my first stops.

    I sit in front of a tv for work all day (CNBC here on the trading desk) so I don't usually get into deeper news dives until the afternoon.

    3 votes
  4. Comment on How are things looking for the World Cup this year? in ~sports

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    Egypt. I'm a new-ish Liverpool fan and Mo Salah was a revelation in the EPL for the club. He seems to have been the catalyst for the Egyptian team getting in to the World Cup and I'm hyped to see...

    Egypt.

    I'm a new-ish Liverpool fan and Mo Salah was a revelation in the EPL for the club. He seems to have been the catalyst for the Egyptian team getting in to the World Cup and I'm hyped to see him play.

    (assuming he's fully healed from the cheap shot injury he suffered at the hands of The Cowardly Sergio Ramos in the Champions League final a few weeks ago)

  5. Comment on What’s your dessert island beer? in ~talk

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    I'd keep it local with Ardent's Company Man German Pilsner. I would get sick of any IPA or Stout I tried to go with.

    I'd keep it local with Ardent's Company Man German Pilsner.

    I would get sick of any IPA or Stout I tried to go with.

    1 vote
  6. Comment on Legion renewed for season 3 at FX in ~tv

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    I'm still two episodes from being caught up, but damn do I love watching this show. There are some legit avant-garde visuals in there and I think it's great to see on tv. It might not make 100%...

    I'm still two episodes from being caught up, but damn do I love watching this show.

    There are some legit avant-garde visuals in there and I think it's great to see on tv.

    It might not make 100% logical sense but it sure is pretty to look at.

  7. The podcast threads have been chock-full of high-profile, well-known podcasts. I definitely enjoy some of those but I also like listening to smaller, more "homemade" podcasts if they're...

    The podcast threads have been chock-full of high-profile, well-known podcasts. I definitely enjoy some of those but I also like listening to smaller, more "homemade" podcasts if they're interesting.

    Do you make a podcast that you want to share with the group?

    (While technically self-promotion I'm genuinely curious at the answer. I'll pull the topic if it is out of bounds.)

    8 votes
  8. Comment on What is the one album by a favorite band of yours that you love, but is criminally overlooked? in ~music

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    Around the World In A Day by Prince. Some solid psychedelia and still had all of the sex and guitar shreds that mid-80's Prince was known for.

    Around the World In A Day by Prince.

    Some solid psychedelia and still had all of the sex and guitar shreds that mid-80's Prince was known for.

    1 vote
  9. Comment on Let's talk about drinks. in ~food

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    We've adopted this margarita recipe as our own. The limeade can becomes the unit of measure: *one can Minute Maid frozen limeade *one can tequila *half-can water *half-can triple sec Stir in the...

    We've adopted this margarita recipe as our own. The limeade can becomes the unit of measure:
    *one can Minute Maid frozen limeade
    *one can tequila
    *half-can water
    *half-can triple sec

    Stir in the pitcher. Pour over ice and add a splash of club soda and garnish with a lime wedge.

    It's like goddamn magic.

    1 vote
  10. Comment on What hobby do you wish you could do but can't? in ~hobbies

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    Give "copy copy copy" a try. It removes the "where do I start" pressure and gives you a tangible, visible goal. If it gets messed up, start again. The stakes are so low that there isn't any cost...

    Give "copy copy copy" a try.

    It removes the "where do I start" pressure and gives you a tangible, visible goal. If it gets messed up, start again. The stakes are so low that there isn't any cost to trying.

    There are savants, but even those folks practice a ton.

    4 votes
  11. Comment on What hobby do you wish you could do but can't? in ~hobbies

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    Thanks for these links. It's been an interest of mine for a while to try some python.

    Thanks for these links. It's been an interest of mine for a while to try some python.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on What hobby do you wish you could do but can't? in ~hobbies

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    This is a real thing. Search "community woodworking shop" and see if you get hits nearby. This is the rate sheet for the one in my town: http://www.rvawoodworks.com/membership.html It's spendy,...

    This is a real thing.
    Search "community woodworking shop" and see if you get hits nearby.

    This is the rate sheet for the one in my town: http://www.rvawoodworks.com/membership.html

    It's spendy, but if you have a plan you should be able to maximize your time.

    I'd also recommend taking a project class at a Woodcraft (https://www.woodcraft.com/) or similar if they have them where you live. It's good instruction and exposure to tools and methods that you might not otherwise have.

    3 votes
  13. Comment on Favorite linux distro? in ~tech

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    I had some luck installing Elementary on an old laptop. I don't really use it for much, though. I never made the time to use it as a primary machine so I don't really have a good understanding of...

    I had some luck installing Elementary on an old laptop. I don't really use it for much, though.

    I never made the time to use it as a primary machine so I don't really have a good understanding of Linux.

    4 votes
  14. Comment on Any Tildes WoW players? in ~games

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    I was in for Burning Crusade, out just before Cataclysm, back in for 6 months at Draenor's release and and then another 4 months for legion's release. I'm planning to hop in and catch up on...

    I was in for Burning Crusade, out just before Cataclysm, back in for 6 months at Draenor's release and and then another 4 months for legion's release.

    I'm planning to hop in and catch up on content in August so I can be ready for Battle of Azeroth.

    I don't make the time for it that I used to but I still like getting in and questing.

  15. Comment on What books are you reading nowadays? in ~misc

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    I went from Eleanor Catton's The Luminaries, a giant Victorian-era novel set in gold-rush New Zealand, to the first two Murderbot Diaries novellas by Martha Wells. The Luminaries started well for...

    I went from Eleanor Catton's The Luminaries, a giant Victorian-era novel set in gold-rush New Zealand, to the first two Murderbot Diaries novellas by Martha Wells.

    The Luminaries started well for me but I got bogged down in the middle and finished it out of obligation. I must have missed something but I haven't done any reading to find out what that might be.
    The Murderbot stories were quick and easy, which I needed. The other two novellas are due this year and I'm looking forward to them.

    I've got the recent Questlove book, Creative Quest, on right now but I'm tempted to re-try The Three Body Problem instead because I've hopped into sci-fi mode. It didn't stick the first time I tried it.

    1 vote
  16. Comment on Blaze Foley — Officer Norris in ~music

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    I only learned about him last year in that Mike Judge series on Showtime. What an odd dude. The version of "If I Could Only Fly" from his Sittin By the Road album is just heartbreaking. The Duct...

    I only learned about him last year in that Mike Judge series on Showtime. What an odd dude.

    The version of "If I Could Only Fly" from his Sittin By the Road album is just heartbreaking.

    The Duct Tape Messiah documentary on his life is sad, too.

    2 votes
  17. Comment on What Have You Been Listening To This Week? in ~music

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    Oh damn. You're very excited. Are you a Spotify user? You can search by record label now. "Numero Group" will hook you right up.

    Oh damn. You're very excited.

    Are you a Spotify user? You can search by record label now. "Numero Group" will hook you right up.

    1 vote
  18. Comment on Promoting Anything That's NOT Individual Tracks? in ~music

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    I'm cringing at all of the single tracks I've posted just today. I'm already behind!

    I'm cringing at all of the single tracks I've posted just today. I'm already behind!

  19. Comment on What Have You Been Listening To This Week? in ~music

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    You hooked me with the Sturgill love, but now I'm all-in with the "Obscure 70's psych rock" which is one of my favorite genres. Are you into the Numero Group compilations? Their Acid Nightmares...

    You hooked me with the Sturgill love, but now I'm all-in with the "Obscure 70's psych rock" which is one of my favorite genres.

    Are you into the Numero Group compilations? Their Acid Nightmares comp is a burner.

    2 votes
  20. Comment on What Have You Been Listening To This Week? in ~music

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    Shadow's Preemptive Strike is a killer, too. It's a bunch of what he made before Endtroducing. Do you know David Holmes' work? That might be what you're looking for. If you're already hip to the...

    Shadow's Preemptive Strike is a killer, too. It's a bunch of what he made before Endtroducing.

    Do you know David Holmes' work? That might be what you're looking for. If you're already hip to the UK stuff he might be old hat. If not, start with his Let's Get Killed or Bow Down to the Exit Sign. They're terrific.

    @Whom is right-on with that Blockhead album. So good.

    1 vote