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skullguise last won the day on July 16

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    I came, I saw, I listened, I bought. I drank a bit afterwards.
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    Music & Audio, computers, reading, watching sports, family
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    Data Warehouse & Business Intelligence Architect
  • Headphones
    * Stax SR-007A * Stax SR-003 Mk II * Focal Clear * Sennheiser HD-600 * AKG K-1000 * MrSpeakers Aeon Closed * Etymotic ER4p's * Others, not so important
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    * Mjolnir KGSS-HV-Carbon * ECP DSHA-3F (Focal custom version) * Spritzer-modded Stax SRM-Xh * ECP Black Diamond (Prototype) * Schiit Vali (on perma-loan) * AV123 X-Head (on perma-loan)
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    * Rega P3-24 w/Elys II and Rega TT-PS * Exogal Comet DAC * Neko D-100 Mk II DAC * Sony NS-900V SACD/CD player * Squeezebox Touch * Pioneer N-30 Network player
  • Other Audio Gear
    Nuprime IDA-16 integrated, some "chip" amps, bunch of speakers, bunch of cables, bunch of power-related stuff, bunch of...other....stuff

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  1. skullguise

    The Live Music Thread

    It was actually a couple weeks ago, but Karen and I went to The Simon And Garfunkle Story A band, fronted by S&G somewhat-look-alikes, plays a bunch of their songs and tells some of their story as well. All backed by a mix of still photos and videos on a screen behind them. I would definitely recommend it, with one caveat: the performers we saw (they have multiple across US and the world) were technically incredible. But they lacked that last emotional grab, that would have made it fantastic. From the website, not the performance we saw. But very similar....
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    Happy Birthday skullguise!

    Thanks all! The actual day sucked, I had a TON of work to do, my wife was out for the day and early evening at a conference, and then I had a nighttime work call with colleagues in Korea. Tonight should make up for it, going to have my "birthday meal" at a local fish-focused restaurant. They took the specific dish off the menu last year, but they still made it for me. Hoping they can do the same this year, but if not they have other nice options. EDIT: Nate, thanks for the extra wishes. We are fine, we got our gas back less than two days after I shut it off....no issues at all
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    RIP some fuck or another

    Oh, man, what a major sad.....he and the Buzzcocks were a pretty big part of my youth....saw them twice (after they broke up the first time) and loved the shows....they made some of the best punk-pop ever.
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    The Live Music Thread

    Ian, were you at the Case/Lang/Veirs show in Lowell last summer? That was fantastic..... Al, they asked the same of the crowd then (as well as on Neko's solo show I saw the year before); indeed it made it a better experience.....
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    RIP some fuck or another

    Never was much of a Gomer Pyle fan myself, though watched a few. McHale's Navy, oh yeah....and Wild West too..... And Space 1999....now THERE come some memories! I now have that theme song going thru my head. And Craig, Addams Family and Munsters were right up there with me as well. I loved Carolyn Jones! Goth Girl before Goth was Goth. As for CGAW, Dusty, that's great that she looks younger.....you should find a nice (and non-creepy) way to tell her that! I hope things are still comfy enough with her.
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    What are you listening to Part the Third

    4AD reissues of This Mortal Coil - 24-96 of two of their albums. I adore Caroline Crawley! Love her cover of Mr. Somewhere....
  7. skullguise

    The Knuckledragger 3rd Memorial Slow Forum Post

    Funniest thing for me is that I've seen that Koala hat before, when I went to Australia earlier this year! Yeah, kinda creepy, but I liked it (at least the guy i saw wearing it was smiling!).
  8. skullguise

    RIP some fuck or another

    RIP to Ken Berry I have lots of fun memories of F-Troop growing up, watching that with my brothers.....
  9. skullguise

    RIP some fuck or another

    RIP Mr. President. "Dignity" is a very good word to use.... The bond he created with a one-time "enemy" in Bill Clinton is something that politicians all over the US can learn from....
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    RIP some fuck or another

    RIP Stephen and Bernardo....two very different creators, but both inscribed in our hearts and minds.... And, fuck ALS......my son had an acquaintance in school who's dad passed from that in his early 40's IIRC....
  11. skullguise

    Happy Birthday Bryan!

    Happy Birthday!
  12. skullguise

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

    We hosted for the first time this year....turned out to be great, everyone pitched in and brought things, and a wonderful time was had. I even had a work colleague in this week from Amsterdam, so I invited him over for dessert. ALMOST makes me want to do it again.....
  13. skullguise

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

    What they ^^^^ all said....
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    Music Direct is having a Black Friday "preview" sale. One thing stuck out for me, the Elac Debut 6.2 (newer revision) for half price....abut $150/pr instead of $300. I had owned their Debut 6 model from the original series. It was VERY good, but just a bit too soft for my ultimate liking. The .2 revision supposedly has a better tweeter, so I expect a more balanced sound. If I didn't have maybe 9 other bookshelf speakers I'd grab a pair! 😛 Fuck, maybe I will anyway.... https://www.musicdirect.com/speakers/ELAC-Debut-B62-Bookshelf-Speakers