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by bb
Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:47 am
Forum: Three Rivers Progressive Rock Festival
Topic: 3RP Review
Replies: 34
Views: 9631

It was indeed awesome. The band sounded great. Fred had everyone mesmerized, Susie was in fantastic voice, and Steve / Dave / Matt played with their usual excellence. Even the one blooper that I managed to catch sounded good! (ie it didn't really matter.) It looked to me like the audience was really...
by bb
Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:38 pm
Forum: Take a seat near the hearth
Topic: Are you a nerd?
Replies: 41
Views: 10860

<a href="http://www.nerdtests.com/ft_nq.php"> <img src="http://www.nerdtests.com/images/ft/nq/5ff9020d2a.gif" alt="I am nerdier than 96% of all people. Are you a nerd? Click here to take the Nerd Test, get nerdy images and jokes, and talk on the nerd forum!"></a> Rather amusing test, even if some of...
by bb
Fri Nov 02, 2007 8:48 pm
Forum: Culture Of Ascent
Topic: My Culture Reviews
Replies: 8
Views: 4745

Where are the "T"s coming from??? Heck, Fred, you should be used to that by now ... except with us (well, with me anyway) it's R's. <ring> "Mr .. uh .. Sherdon? I'm sorry, Shin.. uh .. Shindler?" No, Schindler was a movie. It's Schendel. "Oh, so sorry! Well, Mr Scherdler, I'm calling today to offer...
by bb
Mon Sep 03, 2007 7:03 pm
Forum: The books
Topic: Currently reading...
Replies: 304
Views: 97019

... finally getting around to Moby Dick (because my roommate last year loves it religiously) .... Moby Dick is the great American novel imo Come on, you're joking, right? Diversity is great, but someone actually liking that tedious pile of doo is surely way more diversity than the universe needs. :...
by bb
Wed Aug 22, 2007 7:19 pm
Forum: Shadowlands
Topic: Revisiting "Behind the great beyond"
Replies: 12
Views: 6394

BTGB has lots of very excellent things in it, although I can't say it's my overall favorite. It is unique in one way, though: it has a lyric that actually grabbed my attention, and on the first hearing yet. I don't normally pay the slightest attention to the words of a song (who knows why, I just do...
by bb
Wed Jul 18, 2007 7:14 pm
Forum: Take a seat near the hearth
Topic: Live In Montreal in September ?
Replies: 5
Views: 2684

About the passport: if you have money to throw at it, you can have a passport in a week or two. Check out www.americanpassport.com. It's expensive because you are essentially paying for someone to hand carry your documents to the passport office for you. (Or, you could take a couple days off and do ...
by bb
Sun Jul 08, 2007 9:12 am
Forum: Take a seat near the hearth
Topic: OK, not to blow my own horn, but---
Replies: 15
Views: 6311

Hey, 3 miles! Nice work, bro ... a super impressive transformation. If you've reached 3, 5 is not all that far off. (Assuming the heat isn't too overwhelming, it makes a big difference.)
by bb
Mon May 07, 2007 7:18 pm
Forum: Take a seat near the hearth
Topic: Save Internet Radio!
Replies: 4
Views: 2172

I would recommend anyone interested in finding out more about this to also check out the important articles offered on SoundExchange's site, which offers specific facts on this ruling and not blanket statements based on paranoia: http://www.soundexchange.com SoundExchange are the people who get to ...
by bb
Fri Jan 26, 2007 1:46 am
Forum: Take a seat near the hearth
Topic: I convinced my wife..
Replies: 5
Views: 2119

I think the Mayor is short-changing Chattanooga. I wouldn't spend a LOT of time there, but one of my lasting memories is of the Lookout Mountain battlefield in summer, as part of our "southern" trip in the very early 70's. (Fred, feel free to chime in here...:) You want to at least stop and see Look...
by bb
Tue Dec 19, 2006 10:29 am
Forum: The books
Topic: Currently reading...
Replies: 304
Views: 97019

Maybe the Song of Fire and Ice series by George R.R. Martin? The story flow isn't exactly what you would call focused, but it sure is evocative. So far he has 4 written: A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, and A Feast for Crows. Haven't read that last one yet.
by bb
Tue Dec 05, 2006 11:03 pm
Forum: Take a seat near the hearth
Topic: Track from David's next album...
Replies: 12
Views: 4225

Good stuff. I'm not much for the 'lectric GItar but I listened to this one all the way through. Fred will tell you that that's high praise from ol' grumpy here. Great opening, perhaps a little formulaic around 3/4 of the way through but that's nitpicking. Very nice work, and I'm looking forward to m...
by bb
Tue Dec 05, 2006 10:44 pm
Forum: The movies
Topic: Last movie you visited...
Replies: 161
Views: 62080

Saw Stranger Than Fiction last weekend. We're big fans of Emma Thompson, and she is great. The news (for me anyway) is that Will Farrell can act. A very enjoyable movie, and recommended.
by bb
Fri Nov 17, 2006 10:31 pm
Forum: The books
Topic: Currently reading...
Replies: 304
Views: 97019

OK, so I finished Dune Messiah, and am kinda confused.... That's why I gave up on Herbert. Some wonderfully cool ideas, but he has this seriously annoying habit of making the characters interpret events in some context that you aren't privy to. Character A: Hi. Character B: Looks like rain. Charact...
by bb
Sun Sep 24, 2006 12:16 am
Forum: The books
Topic: Currently reading...
Replies: 304
Views: 97019

Finally got around to Guy Gavriel Kay's "Lions of Al-Rassan". I'm a big fan of Kay, although sometimes he's like methyl mercury, a wee bit goes a long way.... :) Recommended. (Although Kay novices might find A Song for Arbonne a bit more accessible IMHO.)
by bb
Thu Apr 27, 2006 9:37 pm
Forum: Take a seat near the hearth
Topic: Geekland - Not for the faint of heart
Replies: 240
Views: 77784

chocolate cake, of course!


(he said bravely, after getting half-way through the
ingredients list. It's probably something else entirely and
I will be embarrassed. Oh well, I'm hitting submit anyway...)