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  1. GlendaleViper

    Pork Chop Sandwiches!

    Eight months and four thousand kilometres later, with a heavy heart and an empty wallet, it is with great sadness that I report to you: The Viper is back.
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    Vancouver Head-Fiers, Sound Out!

    Hey folks, Been a LOOOONG time since I've been on the site, but I'm back and freshly arrived (ok, more like 7 months) on the west-coast. Toronto had a great crew for mini-meets and beyond; I suppose I'm just taking the opportunity to introduce myself to the new locals and see what kind of...
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    Happy Birthday swt61!!

    Happy birthday Steve! I'm not sure what's going on around here anymore, but this is two days in a row I'm starting up birthday threads for long-time Head-Fi contributors I'd have expected to see a thread about by 12:01am. Anyway, hope you're having a great one! Cheers.
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    Happy Birthday EDWOOD!

    Hope you're having a good one, buddy... ok so maybe not quite yet. Nightowl or not, 8:00 EST is way too early for a birthday boy on Pacific time.
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    Star Trek vs. Star Wars

    Ok, so there may have been a million of these in the past, but my (admittedly half-assed) searches came up with no direct indications of a proper feud, so I'm a start it. It needs to be done. Both of these series have a fanatical following, with deep histories and side stories that have made...
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    Happy Birthday Shigzeo!

    Happy Birthday, Shiggy! Hope you're having a good one. One more year until the big 30 for you too, huh?
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    Happy Birthday Contrastique!

    Hope you have/had a great one!
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    The Sword: Gods of the Earth

    I've been waiting a while for this one. Definitely a moderate departure for the band, with a decidedly thrashier take on the "Texas Stoner Metal" sound. Less immediate, though not really any less riffy. I still haven't fully digested this yet, so I'll keep this brief, but for those who were...
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    D'Yarrrr Mateys: Irish Pirate Sniffing Hounds!

    Shiny Snausages! Making the case for keeping a fresh steak in your pocket that much stronger.
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    More Like "Blues from Laurel Canyon".

    Ok, so I've always been a fan of the Blues, in various styles. I've been a John Mayall fan for a little while now and I have to say, I have developed an unhealthy obsession for his little tale of vacationing in California. I need more. MORE! Is there anything out there like this? I'm...
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    The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

    Finally. I've been waiting for this one for a long, long time. I had been hoping for an ultra-deluxe Criterion treatment, à la Brazil and Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas, but this will do. For anyone not familiar with this gem, if you're a fan of Terry Gilliam or just a fan of light fantasy...
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    Your Favourite Instrument - and Why?

    I'm sure we all have a bunch of favourites; I place the guitar, acoustic and electric bass, trombone, cello, flute, tuba, bassoon, kalimba, vibraphone, various keyboards and the modern drum kit way up at the top of my list. But what is that single instrument that holds the crown, and why? For...
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    Questions! Without Answers?

    I'm a weird guy, so I think about weird things. I thought it might be fun to post some of the more bizarre things that capture our imagination. Some, I'm sure, simply don't have an answer; others might and they just haven't been found yet. For those uninterested in reading my not atypical...
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    Deep Purple - "Definitive" Recordings (Mk. I & II)

    Gearing up for CanJam, I've pulled out all of my "reference" material - Gold CDs, MFSL and Hoffman remasters, etc. and I dragged out a disk I had managed to forget about: Who Do We Think We Are?, the final Gillan album if you don't factor in reunions. This is an Audio Fidelity gold CD remastered...
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    The Most Beautiful Minds in Music

    I had a long drive last night which meant I had about 5 hours of car-listening all to myself. After listening to Lennon's Plastic Ono Band, I was overwhelmed with sadness and it got me thinking about the musicians who have really spoken to me. Now, the purpose of this thread is somewhat...
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    Happy Birthday jbloudg20!

    Happy birthday Jay... hope you have a good one! And I've been sure to post it over at the other, other, other forum so we can razz you a little harder. Gotcha some fuzzy dice:
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    Keep 'em Safe - Wear Protection!

    For your ears, that is. In light of a few recent threads and the generally higher proportion of concert-going people in our community, I thought it would be as good a time as ever to bring up the topic of hearing protection at live events. I am by no means one to wear plugs in all...
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    Happy Birthday mbriant!

    Hope you have a good one!
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    Parkappeal

    *Irreverent Thread Alert!* Wish they all could be California girls? Not me. Women come in four seasons, not least of which includes Winter. Summer is fine, but who could resist a bundled up cutie? I thought... is this a curiosity that I share with a select few? Is it universal? Or is...
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    2007 was _______, 2008 is _______.

    I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one here who works his music collecting like this, but I tend to go through spurts in music, focusing on a specific genre as my mood (and appetite) warrants. Last year, as an example, the vast majority of my music purchases were Heavy Metal. I got hooked on a few...
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    Are You Deranged Enough...

    ...to decipher this? Here's the deal, there's an immensely popular instrumental tune from the 70s that I can guarantee most of us have heard hundreds of times in our lives. But here's the catch: In all the times I've heard the track, it's been on the radio and they don't tell you the name of the...
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    Spring/Summer... perhaps even Fall Ontario Meet 2008

    It's a little bit earlier than I expected, but rumblings have been going around about the next "Toronto" meet and I wanted to start a thread to go over some ideas I'd been mulling around in my head. The last meet went very well, though not without its share of faults and learning experiences...
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    Forza Motorsport 2 Discussion Thread

    Well, there's no question this game isn't as popular as Halo 3 but I was surprised to find an official thread hadn't been dedicated to this game back when it was finally released! At any rate, I picked up a 360 the other day and got Forza 2 (along with Halo, of course) and I'm itching to talk...
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    Quick Xbox 360 question

    Hey folks, Just hoping to get a quick opinion here. I'm buying a 360 console and the choice is between the normal system (packed in with Forza2, 20gb HDD) or the Halo 3 edition, which has no games, but sports HDMI and the revised hardware (quieter, cooler). The Forza package is cheaper...
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    August is Embarassing Avatar Month!

    There have been a few times over the last while where I've encountered mumblings of previous efforts to coordinate avatars to a theme. Unless I missed one completely, I think it's been quite some time since this was done and I figured it might be fun to try it again. The theme? Post a...
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