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Vito Corleone

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  1. Legendary producer with an amazing body of work and the thread turns into a Grateful Dead discussion?
  2. I think the brand I used was Optima. Frank Zappa had an endorsement from them so that was good enough for me back then.
  3. Years ago I used to use gold-plated strings. I forget who made them. I don’t know if the sounded any better, but they looked cool on my Les Paul.
  4. I use the ones made out of metal with the little balls on the end. Lowest number is “9”. Whichever are the cheapest.
  5. I would think it depends largely on who is doing the hiring. As most home inspections are hired by the person buying a home, while it may or may not be technically legal under AB5, I would think it mostly just flies under the table. IIRC, when I got an inspection when I bought my home, I just wrote the dude a check out of my personal checking account. How he accounted for that and how it may or may not have been detected by the state (had it been in CA) under AB5? I don't know. I can tell you that with my band, which is hired almost exclusively to do private events for privat
  6. This is good news. Although, to be honest, I fully expected this. My experience with laws/regulations that don't end up working out as intended is that they generally get revised/over-turned pretty quickly. On a related note, this law also seems to be affecting people in my industry (real estate appraisers) as well. I got a notice a few weeks back from my biggest client that they would no longer be hiring independent appraisers in California and would only be using their own staff appraisers going forward. As I don't really do any work for them in CA (or much at all for anyone
  7. Yeah, but a "groove" can apparently now be copyrighted, all bets are off it seems. As far as "Creep"/"Air That I Breathe" goes, I think that goes into a bit of a grey area since once you start playing that rather-unique chord progression, the melody almost writes itself. Especially at that slow tempo.
  8. There are several versions of the act out there. Depends what city you see them in.
  9. The RRHF has long had a very broad definition of “rock”. I can’t even get worked up about that anymore.
  10. All of them probably deserve to get in eventually. Except maybe Thin Lizzy. For this go around? My 5-7: Todd Rundgren. Depeche Mode. Pat Benatar. Doobie Brothers. Kraftwerk Whitney Houston. Judas Priest
  11. Just for the record, (pun intended), “Good Vibrations” isn’t on Pet Sounds. It was recorded and released later and was included on Smiley Smile.
  12. I don’t want to make this a digital vs analog debate—although maybe that’s part of it—and I definitely don’t want to discuss modern “brickwalled” recordings and masterings— but I’m so often amazed by how much better recorded older stuff seems to be. Right now I’m listening to this 1959 recording of Violin Concertos by Jascha Heifetz recorded and released by RCA’s “Living Stereo” series. These were recorded on 3 track tape with just 3 mics placed in the studio. The liner notes say it was probably done using Neumann U47 and M49/50 microphones. This particular release is 3-
  13. I don't follow country music much, but I watch The Voice and really like Blake Shelton's personality. Seems like a really nice guy. And obviously very handsome. Last night they announce he's had 11 #1 singles, and he comes out and sings his new song. Uhhh....this guy can't really sing much. And he doesn't write his own material. So what's the appeal here? Just the good looks? [video=youtube;_e06lS65y84]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_e06lS65y84
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