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    What are you listening to Part the Third

    Andrew Bird -- My Finest Work Yet We are being blessed at the moment!
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    What are you listening to Part the Third

    New Jenny Lewis album. Thumbs up. Appreciate the cover art, too.
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    Happy Birthday Voltron!

    Happy Birthday counsellor!
  4. There doesn't seem to be one specifically for general chitchat that I could see? Doubtless will be heavily shoveled-upon if in error in this matter. Anyway, nice update of the 13" Macbook -- now Pro -- today I thought. $100 price cut and FireWire makes a comeback, adds LED backlit display, support for 8GB of RAM, and the new uber-permabattery (OK, not unmixed blessing). Also thought $30 for Snow Leopard upgrade was pretty fair. Leaner, faster and (allegedly) fixed fucking finder would be well worth that to me.
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    What are you Grilling now?

    Agreed!
  6. Feel like these guys maintain a very organic, analog sound. Does that make sense?
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    And now what did you do TODAY?

    Cali DMV: "Lol. Hold my beer." I've got 6 months left to exchange my MA license and the sense of dread grows stronger with every abortive attempt at online interaction. Might just drive on my British permit forever.
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    Speaker Porn

    I admit it -- though primarily a headphone guy I enjoy drooling over pictures of beautiful speakers. For the artistry, for the engineering, for the lulz. I would enjoy seeing particularly striking examples you may happen to come across. These really struck me today. New Vienna Acoustics Klimt series. Concentric midrange/tweeter units adjustable for tilt and toe-in. Murata supertweeters. Eton spider-cone woofers. 22Hz - 100kHz. The black one makes me think of Barad-d
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    I'd like to buy a smoker.

    Budget flexible, the more idiot-proof the better -- for obvious reasons. Pellet seems like the lazy fucker's way to go and MAK and Cookshack get good reps online. Opinions?
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    Watches

    Good stuff, gents!
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    Whisk[e]y-Case

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    What are you listening to Part the Third

    It's a decent album. The bolo tie, however, was a mistake for him.
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    Post what you're watching

    Completely in denial about my tendencies. Binge watched The Expanse. Binge watched Altered Carbon. I need moar Sci-Fi. Nudity optional but encouraged.
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    The Knuckledragger 3rd Memorial Slow Forum Post

    Cat looks exactly like British comic Kenneth Williams from the "Carry On" series. Random, I know.
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    And now what did you do TODAY?

    She's about as self-made as her dad's vagina.
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    Happy Birthday Nate!

    Argh, me too. I was on a plane. Happy Birthday Nate!
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    RIP someone or another

    ☹️ Also the lead "singer" from The Prodigy killed himself at 49.
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    The analog thread.

    OK to have one for non-specific vinyl discussions? Vinyl relevant links on Head-Case http://www.head-case.org/forums/home-source-components/4450-hagerman-bugle-dl-103-revisited.html http://www.head-case.org/forums/do-yourself/3931-pass-pearl-pcbs-related-parts.html http://www.head-case.org/forums/home-source-components/6471-linear-tracking-tone-arms-experience.html http://www.head-case.org/forums/home-source-components/3070-zyx-bloom-best-bargain-mc-under-5-000-a.html http://www.head-case.org/forums/home-source-components/5684-mc-phono-stage-review-rogue-stealth-vs-benz-lukaschek-pp-1-t8.html http://www.head-case.org/forums/audio-accessories/5193-what-do-i-need-terms-vinyl-accessories.html http://www.head-case.org/forums/home-source-components/3174-sony-ps-x800-vinyl-cheap-easy.html http://www.head-case.org/forums/do-yourself/4629-custom-turntable-build.html http://www.head-case.org/forums/home-source-components/4538-demagetizing-vinyl.html http://www.head-case.org/forums/home-source-components/4423-benefit-lomc-vs-homc.html http://www.head-case.org/forums/home-source-components/3183-cinemag-suts.html
  19. Don't know why the only decent version of this on YouTube has Vietnamese subtitles but whatevs.
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