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    Small things you hate

    Or they play the single edit version of something as trite as "Love Shack" that cuts out the whispered "bang bang bang on the door baby.... i can't hear you..." lines in the middle of the song, going straight to the "BANG BANG BANG ON THE DOOR BABY.... I CAN'T HEAR YOU!!" line. Makes my teeth itch.
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    Small things you hate

    I hate it when a radio station decides to play INXS's "Need You Tonight" but then they don't let it flow into "Mediate." Hell, the drumbeat starts in Need You Tonight, but then cuts off. When that song was gigantic on MTV back in 1987, the two songs were inseparable. Now? Stupid radio programmers who don't get it! Drives me nuts and I'm not sure why I should even be upset since I could bring the album up on my phone and just play it the way I want to hear it. Still. Second example: When Pure Prairie League's classic "Amie" comes on without playing the associated intro song "Falling In and Out of Love." Back in the old days, it was a given that radio would pair them up, since they are basically two parts of the same composition. Third: The Guess Who's "American Woman" gets played without the bluesy acoustic intro where they spell out American (Say A.... Say M...) That part makes the whole punchy electric riff all the better. Why am I bothered by this? I don't know, but the loathing that fills me is palpable when this kind of thing happens.
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    Scott Lynch's THORN OF EMBERLAIN

    This is not an isolated case with Locke.
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    Scott Lynch's THORN OF EMBERLAIN

    Wouldn't part of the reason be that Locke *really* wants to check out Raven's Reach? It's too exclusive an offer to pass up.
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    Daylight savings time sucks spring 2017!!!

    I agree. I vote DST. Follow up to my last post: My brother is in Indiana, where some counties did EDT, some stayed on EST all year. It was confounding. They standardized it to all go EST and EDT (except for a few counties near Chicago and the southwestern corner that are on Central Time). Griping about their place in the space timezone continuum for Hoosiers is just like griping about the weather for the rest of the world.
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    Daylight savings time sucks spring 2017!!!

    Perspective: Living on the eastern edge of my time zone, I despise Standard time. I much prefer driving to work in the dark and getting an extra hour of daylight later in the day to this whole dark at 4 pm b.s. that happens in December. My brother lives nearby on the western edge of his time zone. He despises Daylight time. His newspaper publishes articles every year decrying it. I love that Daylight savings duration was extended on the calendar. He hates it.
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    R,I.P. Thread

    Grant Hart, drummer and half the singing/songwriting of Hüsker Dü, has passed away. I was too young to catch the band before they broke up, but my brother was at their penultimate show in 1987 where they tore through the entirety of their swansong album Warehouse: Songs and Stories. I wish I could have seen them. Bob Mould is the name that many know from Hüsker Dü, but Grant wrote and sang so many of their great songs. The sheer volume (both output and sound level!) in their short run remains breathtaking. RIP, Grant.