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About jj04

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  • Birthday 06/02/1979


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  1. In my opinion, all of the LZ2 tracks should be up towards the top. I'll never forget hearing that album on vinyl by a classic rock station in Myrtle Beach, SC around midnight while downing a beer or twelve...totally transformed how I heard the band. "Gallows Pole" so low bothers me since the intro to that song is one of my favorites of all of their songs. And the fact they separate "Living Loving Maid" from "Heartbreaker" is deplorable to me.
  2. I agree with this. When I was younger and didn't have a kid, I would have been more open to reworking my computers. Now I just want the laptop/desktop to work. BTW, I had a similar issue with my HP Win8 machine, and it killed the hard drive. Took it to a local shop to get fixed, and that took 3 weeks to get done. It does not work like we were used to, but at least it works now. From what I have read, MS plans to release 10 for free to Win8 owners. Hopefully it is worth it. I didn't really have a problem with the interface, to be honest, just the fact my machine crapped out on me.
  3. I would like to make one positive comment and one rant. For the positive, the integration of Songza into Google Music All Access has been great! So far I have liked the playlists I have tried. Most have been at work, though I liked a nice jazz one I pulled up while cooking the other night. For the negative, I'm tired of the Led Zeppelin reissues. Unfortunately I convinced myself I needed the newest remastered versions with the extra disc, thinking sound quality would improve (which it has, but with HD tracks available now, the CDs are probably less impressive now) and there would be some interesting revelations on the second discs. There haven't been really. LZ1 has a decent second disc since it's live, but LZ2 doesn't do much for me, LZ4's is essentially an instrumental disc, and HotH is similar to LZ4. I was hoping for an electric version of "The Rain Song", but no. LZ3's second disc isn't as bad as the others, but I'm not so sure I will revisit it often.
  4. +1 to this great record New Spoon record is very good...I have heard 70% of the record and really liked all of the songs
  5. West of the Bay we got 13"-15" of soft snow Wednesday night/Thursday morning, which was nice and light but a lot to move, then a wetter snow Thursday night/Friday morning, which was much worse. Probably only got 3" from that one, though. BUT, temps have stayed a few degrees above freezing, so at least it's melting. Spring can't be too far, right? Plus, the Tigers are in camp. Good days are ahead!
  6. Very. I can say for me this is the worst winter I have endured from a pure temperature standpoint (full disclosure: I'll be 35 in June). The last time I remember very cold daytime temperatures was as a freshman in HS in 1994. I grew up in NC, and below 20 degrees for a daytime temperature is very, very rare. In terms of snow this winter has been maybe a little above normal but nowhere near what we had in 2010 and 2011.
  7. Best stuff from him I've seen: Wedding Crashers, Starsky & Hutch, Anchorman, Old School, SNL Night at the Roxbury guy Sometimes his stuff annoys me, but I generally find him funny. Comedy genius? Hardly, but he's alright. I think John C. Reilly is underrated as an actor overall. He is a pretty versatile actor overall. I thought he was great as Wreak 'Em Ralph and in Chicago.
  8. Awesome pictures! I like the last one especially. Musk is a very interesting person with some very interesting ideas. The Tesla vehicles are sweet looking on the road. He has some ideas on mass transit that are interesting, though who knows if they'll come to fruition.
  9. Roland Gift doesn't look like he could make anymore Highlander appearances. Some have aged gracefully, some not so much. When I first saw the headline, I thought it would be more about the revival of some of the sounds from new wave rather than how they actually look.
  10. I agree. I had it miss once, but the last two have been right on. Today I clicked it, and so far I have had the following: Built to Spill "Some" Wilco "My Darling" The Wrens "Strange as Family" The Fiery Furnaces "Straight Street" Dismemberment Plan "What Do You Want From Me" Portastatic "Sour Shores" Good stuff.
  11. Also, I just discovered the Google Play All Access app is available for iPhones, so I downloaded. The circle is now complete. And All Access is awesome. Just thought I'd chine in my support.
  12. I understand. That's too bad about your band, but it's cool you're taking up the piano. I've been yearning to play piano again, but unfortunately I don't have one to play. Heck, I'd just love to play guitar again. It's been too long. Speaking of stuff not released this year (technically), DGC released a deluxe edition of In Utero, and I found myself enjoying that record more now than I did then.
  13. Released in 2013, though I'd be interested in the other as well. Here's my top 5 from 5 to 1: Janelle Monae The Electric Lady Arctic Monkeys AM Kanye West Yeezus Jason Isbell Southeastern Haim Days Are Gone These were the records I enjoyed the most, but I liked a lot of stuff that came out this year. Days Are Gone I haven't been able to put down.
  14. Jamey Johnson's that lonesome song...seriously, he's my favorite current country artist. Great songwriter, has a killer sound. I'm curious if any of you would post your favorite top 5 albums of 2013. I'm going to post my (pointless) favorites just because I want to generate talk, but I would also like to find out what people are listening to regularly.
  15. Montana I want to visit it, but I didn't realize I would "fit in" there.
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