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re: Post apocalyptic thrillers - JackSmith40000
[quote]Alas, Babylon The Girl With All the Gifts On The Beach [/quote] Was going to recommend Babylon and Beach Also here are a few others Day of the Triffids Z for Zachariah High rise - for some craziness ...
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re: Sci-fi books - JackSmith40000
My suggestions The War against the Chtorr - David Gerrold - I think he got to book 4 or 5 and never finished - but the first one is enjoyable. Starship Troopers / Friday - Robert Heinlein The Alex Benedict series - Jack McDevitt Armor - John Steakley The Forever War - Joe Haldeman ...
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re: Suttree - JackSmith40000
[quote]A legion of horribles, hundreds in number, half naked or clad in costumes attic or biblical or wardrobed out of a fevered dream with the skins of animals and silk finery and pieces of uniform still tracked with the blood of prior owners[/quote] Main sequence I remember from this book....
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re: Top 5 Books that have changed your life. - JackSmith40000
[quote] The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho[/quote] Had a big impact on me, as the Bible story referenced at the end is one that strikes a deep chord with me. Need to reread....
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re: Best Punk from the 70’s to 80’s - JackSmith40000
I’ll add that to my read list - thanks...
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re: Do you feel like your taste in music has gotten stuck in a particular timeframe? - JackSmith40000
Kinda the same / still listen to stuff I liked prior to high school that my dad listened to - Beatles - Eagles - Jackson Browne, rod Stewart - stuff from high school - Pink Floyd - Van Halen - U2 -ramones- ozzy / sabbath stuff from college - REM - grunge - and beyond - Chris Isaak - sting - police...
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re: Do you feel like your taste in music has gotten stuck in a particular timeframe? - JackSmith40000
????But what about the DeeGees ??????...
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re: Best Punk from the 70’s to 80’s - JackSmith40000
The original can’t replace this in my mind. [link=(https://duckduckgo.com/?q=ramones+chinese+rocks&t=iphone&ia=videos&iax=videos&iai=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D57nPAqBPGPE)]The Ramones[/link] They give it the needed “Punk” treatment. Cause it is a great song Edit: Dee Dee...
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re: Best Punk from the 70’s to 80’s - JackSmith40000
Minor Threat is from DC. Awesome couple of eps and albums. They were totally do it yourself punk maying their own tshirts etc. also we’re straight-edge - no smoking drinking or drugs. After they broke up Ian MacKaye the singer went on to form the band Fugazi. ...
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re: Best Punk from the 70’s to 80’s - JackSmith40000
[link=(https://duckduckgo.com/?q=minir+threat&t=iphone&iax=videos&ia=videos&iai=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DkLD-2o5fkSo)]Filler - Live [/link] [link=(https://duckduckgo.com/?q=minir+threat&t=iphone&iax=videos&ia=videos&iai=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D3KeplwDwEB4)]I...
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re: Audiophile/Vinyl Thread - Post Pics, Advice, Questions, Setups, etc. - JackSmith40000
Thanks for the info. Clearly there are tons of different ways I could go about skinning this cat....
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re: Audiophile/Vinyl Thread - Post Pics, Advice, Questions, Setups, etc. - JackSmith40000
[quote] I use a Mac Mini with a USB connection to a DAC, myself. [/quote] How does this work? Is it just a Mac mini or do you have a monitor hooked up too? How do you interact with your iTunes (via the DAC) how do you add music to the mini? Just wondering cause I’ve got a pretty large iTunes ...
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re: Audiophile/Vinyl Thread - Post Pics, Advice, Questions, Setups, etc. - JackSmith40000
Thanks for the recommendations. What’s a reputable used market site?...
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re: Audiophile/Vinyl Thread - Post Pics, Advice, Questions, Setups, etc. - JackSmith40000
Looking for a little amp advice [b]What I Have[/b] • A 1976, 25w Pioneer SX-636 stereo receiver • A pair of passive Q Acoustics 3030i bookshelf speakers on 24” speaker stands wired with regular RadioShack speaker wire • Audio Technica LP-60 turntable connected to the Pioneer by RCA jacks into...
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re: Four songs on 1 album - JackSmith40000
[quote]I don’t understand the unpopular part.[/quote] Oh, I’m a long time fan, but I’ve seen too many comments against Bono and the Edge in this board....
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re: Four songs on 1 album - JackSmith40000
U2 - Joshua Tree (I know...unpopular...) 1. "Where the Streets Have No Name" 2. "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" 3. "With or Without You" 4. "Bullet the Blue Sky"...
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re: Female to replace Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones - JackSmith40000
[quote]where they unnecessarily had to make his brother gay[/quote] Same thing happened in Jungle Cruise, which was a perfectly good "Indy" type movie with a female lead. The brother being an effeminate character was kinda played for laughs, which it would have also been years ago. However,...
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What's on your Black Keys Greatest Hits album? - JackSmith40000
I'll start... [link=(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ST1F_fk2jKQ)]Set You Free[/link]...
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re: A glimpse of how we discovered new music in the 90's - JackSmith40000
[quote]older & cooler friends[/quote] Yes especially if they worked in a music store. ...
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re: Iron Maiden Announce New Album: Senjutsu - JackSmith40000
Looking back over the last 9 album tours (as opposed to hits tours) they usually play 5-6 songs off the new album. The 2 exceptions being 4 on the Fear of the Dark tour and the whole album on Dance of the Dead. Not sure how this would play out if the songs are longer. They may cut it to 4 new tr...
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