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by Rob P
Wed Mar 30, 2005 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hear Pat O'Brien's message here
Replies: 6
Views: 5006

This explains why I haven't heard him on the sports talk radio lately. He comes on the Van Earl Wright show 2-3 times a week, but he hasn't appeared for a week and a half now. Just what we need, another freaky kook from Hollywood.
by Rob P
Wed Mar 30, 2005 8:52 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Rolling Stones London / Bowie RCA
Replies: 156
Views: 56000

Andreas wrote:
Rob P wrote:I don't give a damn about whether noise reduction was used on a mastering or not.

I think we have found the exact point where we disagree.


I agree, well said.
by Rob P
Tue Mar 29, 2005 4:43 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Rolling Stones London / Bowie RCA
Replies: 156
Views: 56000

First, The Nightfly is not a Steely Dan CD. Second, The Nightfly sounds absolutely great, in my opinion, certainly better than most of my Stevie Wonder Cds. There is a buzz at the end of one song on my copy (a German CD), but apart from that, I don't hear any problems. Third, you are telling me tha...
by Rob P
Tue Mar 29, 2005 9:48 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Rolling Stones London / Bowie RCA
Replies: 156
Views: 56000

Andreas, the Steely Dan old CDs are better than the new ones? In my opinion, yes! Actually, I should break it down into three periods rather than "old" and "new". First period, sucky inferior masters; second period, better; third period, more or less best. Are you still talking about Steely Dan? Wh...
by Rob P
Tue Mar 29, 2005 8:42 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Rolling Stones London / Bowie RCA
Replies: 156
Views: 56000

Andreas, the Steely Dan old CDs are better than the new ones? Actually, I should break it down into three periods rather than "old" and "new". First period, sucky inferior masters; second period, better; third period, more or less best. Genesis, old CD's suck, 90's remasters better but not great. Wh...
by Rob P
Mon Mar 28, 2005 7:31 am
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Paul Hester(drummer Split Enz, Crowded House) R.I.P
Replies: 3
Views: 3819

What a shame. I loved his drum setup, which he played in a standing position. God, Crowded House were funny live, and the music was great.
by Rob P
Thu Mar 24, 2005 2:09 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Regarding the Shiavo matter
Replies: 46
Views: 26994

Don't these dumbass protesters have jobs, or are they busy collecting welfare checks?
by Rob P
Thu Mar 24, 2005 2:04 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: King Crimson - Red
Replies: 43
Views: 20286

Plant's lyrics were weak, but I think Immigrant Song was one of his best lyrical efforts. I'm a weak lyricist when I try to write songs, so I might not judge with the best criteria, at any rate. I mostly listen to the instrumentation and beat, I'm shallow that way. But yes, D'yer Maker, Hey Hey What...
by Rob P
Thu Mar 24, 2005 7:34 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: King Crimson - Red
Replies: 43
Views: 20286

I know in my heart I should dislike what Led Zeppelin stands for because they ripped off the black man's blues (and Spirit), but The Immigrant Song rules.
by Rob P
Tue Mar 22, 2005 7:37 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Regarding the Shiavo matter
Replies: 46
Views: 26994

In order to answer those questions, we must presume to know what God's will actually is. What if God doesn't want either one of those things? What if God didn't want her to get sick in the first place? If a drunk driver had killed her in a hit and run, would that have been God's will? If every acti...
by Rob P
Mon Mar 21, 2005 1:58 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Regarding the Shiavo matter
Replies: 46
Views: 26994

Right now, I'm grateful I'm not Terri Schiavo. I blame modern medicine for part of this mess, for its ability to keep people alive far beyond what any rational person would consider living. My co-worker's wife is studying law. She opined: if they really wanted to honor God's will, wouldn't they advo...
by Rob P
Mon Mar 21, 2005 1:07 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Regarding the Shiavo matter
Replies: 46
Views: 26994

I'm furious at this issue. This is a flagrant abuse of the checks and balances system in the United States, and Congress is mucking around in areas which they have no expertise. On the Outside Asylum board, someone wrote a great post about all this: http://www.audioasylum.com/forums/outside/messages...
by Rob P
Wed Mar 16, 2005 7:25 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: King Crimson - Red
Replies: 43
Views: 20286

Incredible album. Bill's drums benefited the most from the 1999 remaster. I'm glad to hear that the '99 CD sounds better than the Island UK vinyl. Considering Simon Heyworth's reputation in certain circles, I myself really like what he's done for the King Crimson catalogue. The latest In the Court o...
by Rob P
Tue Mar 15, 2005 11:44 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Mark Linett on Pet Sounds
Replies: 34
Views: 18747

After reading all the stories, I don't know who to believe. This is one strange game Hoffman and Linett are playing. Of course, neither side wants to lose, there's way too much pride and ego on the line.
by Rob P
Tue Mar 15, 2005 11:41 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Family Circus: Billy weighs in on the war in Iraq
Replies: 33
Views: 29585

lukpac wrote:When I was younger I read it every day, but whenever I've tried reading it lately I just think "this isn't very funny".


I agree, Garfield has been such a waste for years now.

Ryan, the Peanuts reissue books look incredible. I'm glad to hear they don't disappoint.