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Old 10-27-2017, 06:22 PM   #161
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Ooh Maiden!! You guys are "playing my song", lol! I saw them in 2013 as well, in Dallas. Alice wasn't opening for them here, unfortunately, but it was a great first metal concert for me. Mr D is a big fan of them and we both picked up shirts at the concert. He has even gone so far as to buy a couple of the Necco Eddie figs and he has a huge banner of him on our bedroom wall.
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Old 10-28-2017, 12:57 AM   #162
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Ooh Maiden!! You guys are "playing my song", lol! I saw them in 2013 as well, in Dallas. Alice wasn't opening for them here, unfortunately, but it was a great first metal concert for me. Mr D is a big fan of them and we both picked up shirts at the concert. He has even gone so far as to buy a couple of the Necco Eddie figs and he has a huge banner of him on our bedroom wall.
It was actually 2012 for me. Maybe that's why. July 16th show at Corfu in the Darien Lake Performing Arts Center. 2013 would have been the second/third leg of the Maiden England World Tour, so I'm not surprised the opening act changed by then.

Shame, too, because Alice Cooper is worth seeing. Dude still puts on a show, with all the props and stuff you expect, from the Frankenstein stuff to bringing out the snake for No More Mr. Nice Guy. It was a great bonus for me, because I was there to see Maiden, but I like Cooper, and his live show is worth seeing. If Alice Cooper comes around, I'd say go see him.

I got a poster and shirt from the event. They had a lot of variants, themes around cover art from earlier Maiden albums. I went with the Somewhere in Time one, because that's one of my favorites of theirs, though it's often overlooked when people talk about their best in favor of the first three with Bruce.

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Iron Maiden are a curious case. They're known as a band that makes not great albums but great songs. All Maiden albums post-Killers have filler songs in it. Not that many of those songs are bad at all, mind you.
That's weird to me, because I feel like they're a band that doesn't have a lot of filler songs during their best periods, or ones I don't really love. I mean, Piece of Mind, sure, that might actually be the classic Maiden album I'm coldest on, but Powerslave, Somewhere in Time and Seventh Son of a Seventh Son don't have a single bad track on them. Number of the Beast has Gangland, but otherwise that one is all killer, no filler too.

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The X Factor, his other album, is actually pretty underrated. man on the Edge is a great song, imo.
I'll agree with that. X Factor actually had a lot of great songs and Blaze did alright with them. Probably would have been much better with Bruce, but hey, it is what it is. Lord of the Flies, Sign of the Cross and Man on the Edge alone make it worth it. But Virtual XI was garbage. The only album of theirs I almost entirely dislike.

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Some of the more recent Maiden albums haven't been that great but they're not terrible by any means, imo.
Of the five since they reunited with Bruce, I'm only iffy on Dance of Death. That one has some classics on it, but it also has a few that are a big self indulgent and even eye rolling when you actually read the lyrics (New Frontier is such "worrying about tampering in Gods domain" goofiness, even if it's catchy). But Dance of Death, Paschendale and Journeyman make it all worth it.

The other, though, I don't know. Brave New World and The Final Frontier are, in my opinion, on par with their best, with The Final Frontier so good that even the one song I listen to the least - El Dorado - is still really good. A Matter of Life and Death isn't far behind.

Book of Souls I could understand if you're not wild about, though. I like it, but found it to be a grower and a little overlong. That's sometimes the problem with double albums. It's really, really hard to keep two discs worth of new material great the whole way through. Judas Priest almost pulled it off with Nostradamus, but it lost some steam with Shadows of the Flame through New Beginnings before it closed out strong.

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Ah the first two Maiden albums are very punk rockish.
Hell yes they are. I love those albums to pieces, but I don't bring them up a lot, because they're pretty different to what comes, being more of a punk metal vibe. Di'Anno was a great vocalist and probably could have been huge if he got his act together after Maiden canned him.

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Also, let's face it, Ozzy has never been a world class vocalist.
I agree on Ozzy. He has a very distinct voice and was perfect for the vibe of Sabbath, but as an overall vocalist I've never thought of him as being particularly great. He had some good songs as a solo act, but was always an artist I cherry pick from in those years, as I don't love most of his albums all the way through.
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Old 10-30-2017, 12:14 PM   #163
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Manafort and Papadopoulos are going down they are Muller's First of many

Papadopoulos lied to the fbi about russia

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news...m_npd_nn_tw_ma

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https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/30/u...-indicted.html
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Old 10-30-2017, 12:28 PM   #164
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Manafort and Papadopoulos are going down they are Muller's First victims
If he's got other victims lined up in the queue, wouldn't it behoove him to get them all in one fell swoop?

There's a lot of silence from a whole lot of people who were very loudly waiting like kids on Christmas Eve to wake up today seeing Trump in handcuffs.
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If he's got other victims lined up in the queue, wouldn't it behoove him to get them all in one fell swoop?

There's a lot of silence from a whole lot of people who were very loudly waiting like kids on Christmas Eve to wake up today seeing Trump in handcuffs.
These people aren't victims.
And the day ain't over yet.

I know this, because the deafening cacophony of BUTTERY EMAILS! as gone from 11 to 12.
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A lot just get older and older and angrier and angrier, all the while waiting for the world to bend to their whim, never, ever really being satisfied with any of the "victories" achieved at large and wondering why no one outside of whatever construct bubble they've placed themself [sic] (look, I did it!) in wants to mess with them.
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Old 10-30-2017, 01:16 PM   #166
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I agree on Ozzy. He has a very distinct voice and was perfect for the vibe of Sabbath, but as an overall vocalist I've never thought of him as being particularly great. He had some good songs as a solo act, but was always an artist I cherry pick from in those years, as I don't love most of his albums all the way through.
True, for sure. But Ozzy was as representative of Sabbath as David Lee Roth was of the good years of Van Halen, and although Dio's a great singer, I don't want to hear him on a Black Sabbath track; if I want to hear Dio I'll just go listen to Rainbow in the Dark or Holy Diver.

But now that I mention Van Halen I'm going to go listen to Running with the Devil

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Manafort and Papadopoulos are going down they are Muller's First of many

Papadopoulos lied to the fbi about russia

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news...m_npd_nn_tw_ma

Manafort

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/30/u...-indicted.html
I'm very curious as to how this will unfold
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Old 10-30-2017, 04:49 PM   #167
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If he's got other victims lined up in the queue, wouldn't it behoove him to get them all in one fell swoop?
He's looking for more information. He already got one to flip. Manafort and Gates are holding out so far, but we'll see what happens when they're staring down the barrel of something like a decade in federal prison. Hell, it's the same process as Nixon; they didn't exactly go after the man himself for a year and a half, two years, instead pinching several of his high-ups in the administration. It's an opening salvo.

"Victims" is a weird way to describe these guys.

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There's a lot of silence from a whole lot of people who were very loudly waiting like kids on Christmas Eve to wake up today seeing Trump in handcuffs.
Anyone who thought that was happening today deluded themselves. These things take time, especially when you're dealing with something as heavy as White House involvement. You don't just go and arrest or indict the President unless you're sure about everything. It's not some minor deal you can take lightly.

But people are wide and varied, so naturally some people were gonna kid themselves.

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True, for sure. But Ozzy was as representative of Sabbath as David Lee Roth was of the good years of Van Halen, and although Dio's a great singer, I don't want to hear him on a Black Sabbath track; if I want to hear Dio I'll just go listen to Rainbow in the Dark or Holy Diver.
I think I'm just more receptive to replacement singers. I thought Dio was fine in Sabbath. I mean, the man's a better overall vocalist. But I'll also agree that it doesn't sound as much like Sabbath without Ozzy. But on the other hand, there are a ton of awesome tracks from the Dio years. I don't know. I like both eras.
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"Victims" is a weird way to describe these guys.
I was just quoting Autbot_Benz. He's edited his post now, though.
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I was just quoting Autbot_Benz. He's edited his post now, though.
Ah, mea culpa.
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Old 10-30-2017, 04:57 PM   #170
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I was just quoting Autbot_Benz. He's edited his post now, though.
Gotcha. Sorry, man. It just struck me as weird. I skimmed Autobot_Benz's post because I saw the links and already read about what went down today anyway, so even if he hadn't edited, I admit I probably wouldn't have seen that.
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Old 11-15-2017, 11:52 AM   #171
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Articles of impeachment are being introduced against Trump by a congressman!

http://komonews.com/news/nation-worl...resident-trump

It's not like any congressman has ever said this before...

http://freebeacon.com/politics/gop-c...eaching-trump/

http://people.com/politics/keith-ell...gations-trump/

http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/video...VUtwhIKa81sOyL

What happened to all of those guys, anyway? I'm genuinely curious.
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