SoulSkin

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  1. SoulSkin

    90s music

    One great thing about the nineties for no longer punk-rockers was that you got to see some of the guys you grew up listening to in that scene, mature musically and eventually gain notoriety. Bands that you had bought records of through mail order (records which are now pretty much now un-listenable), became bonafide mainstream-ish acts. Some examples would be Dinosaur Jr. and Sebedoh (Deep Wound), Soul Asylum (Loud Fast Rules), Minor Threat (Fugazi), and the granddaddy of them all...The Beastie Boys. Not related to that at all really, but I got to see so many great bands in the 90s. Two shows in Tidewater always stick out in my memory: First was 1989, but close enough. Camper Van Beethoven at the Boathouse in Norfolk the same night that The Cult opened for Metallica at the Scope. It was like a barn dance with all yer extended relatives in that very under-capacity venue. They played forever, and it was awesome. Second was at the Strawberry Banks Hotel, just on the north bank of the Hampton Roads bridge/tunnel, which briefly tried to be a music venue (I think maybe for even just this one show). It was a round 92-93, STP, Butthole Surfers, and The Flaming Lips, outside right there on the water, on a beautiful summer day. It was like a mini-Lollapalooza. Independent Worm Saloon is one of the most underrated rock albums of all time, IMO, but that's probably to be expected if you have the word butthole in your band's name. Went to a bunch of those Lollapaloozas too. Those lineups were pretty crazy, if you look back at them.
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    90s music

    I saw the Breeders recently. meh. Wifey loved it though. Note that I didn't mention it over belt sanding and painting my porch in the fun things I've done lately thread.
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    90s music

    Matthew Sweet seemed like he had about 7 songs in heavy rotation (I think all from this album) for about a year, and poof he was gone. I always thought of him as kind of like the Steve Miller of the early 90s. One of his less popular, less bubble-gummy songs:
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    90s music

    Great band. Great singer. Very 90s.
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    90s music

    I hate when Screaming Trees gets left out of the conversation of Seattle bands from that era. Such a great band. Who wants to hear the band I was in? 2 girls, 3 guys, kind of punk I guess. That's where most of our roots were. I was lead guitar. Not embedding because it's the whole album. We kind of sucked! Check it out! Youtube link I don't know if it's just me, but I can't get the damn link to start at the beginning. I see I have 2 more views since I originally posted. Rocketing up the charts again!
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    90s music

    Solid list here: Pitchfork : Top 100 albums of the 90s . Another great thing about the 90s is how many good, relatively unknown bands you could find playing out all over the place. I mean, I guess you still can, but there were a LOT of really good local/regional bands.
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    What's the most fun you've had lately?

    Yup. Hardywood is just east of the Redskins training camp site (still the best/most fun of the breweries to go to around here, depending on what events they have going on, IMO), and there are a bunch of breweries/cideries just east of the TC site in Scott's Addition. This is just a little more west (but not that far at all) on the Richmond/Henrico line. Henrico has been talking about trying to turn the nearby industrial/business park area into Scott's Addition 2.0, because you just can't quench our insatiable thirst for more breweries down here. There's also a Vail (one of the Scott's Addition breweries) opening up a few blocks from where I live, just south of the river. I'm in trouble. I might end up needing to take on a second job, perhaps at a brewery.
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    What's the most fun you've had lately?

    I've been carefully monitoring a Topgolf being built about a block away from where I work.
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    What's the most fun you've had lately?

    This thread made me ask myself when I last had honest-to-goodness actual fun, and I realized the closest thing was my working vaction in August when I spent the whole week belt sanding 90 years of cracking paint layer upon cracking paint layer off off the ceiling and posts of my porch, caulking gaps up in the beadboard (?) on the ceiling, priming and painting everything, and replacing some of the screen. I did actually enjoy the whole process though, and hanging out on the porch is much nicer after doing it. My vacation in October, I "had fun" making some concrete stepping stones and pavers, but mostly just chilled out. The older I get, the more I view chunks of time to work around my very old house as relaxing and fun, rather than trying to squeeze it in on nights and weekends. What has happened to me?
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    Election 2018 Thread (Blue Wave in Progress)

    Live from Washington DC, it's Prime Time Slime Time! The whole thing is online, and starts with a few minutes of no sound feed when they're beginning. I made it about a minute after I could actually hear them.
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    2018 Fantasy Football

    Yeah, Juju has been great. I was specifically targeting him, Kupp, and Manny Sanders as value WRs , and I ended up with all three. My bench will usually beat the other teams starters so far this season, because I end up with Juju and Ben on the bench when they go off, or Goff and Kupp once or twice too. Hasn't really cost me yet. I just smashed my draft this year. Probably the best team I've ever had out of the gate. I had the #2 pick, and it all really hinged on the guy with the first pick showing up late and auto- drafting Lev Bell. I nearly spit out my drink and clicked draft on Gurley in about .5 seconds. Once again, luck proves to be as big of a factor as anything.
  12. I watched as much as I could bear of that Corsi video last night. The people chatting in the comments while it was going on were something to behold. Crap like: Hang Mueller! Crush the deep state before it's too late! Don't worry, Jerome, Trump has taken notice, and he's got your back! I love Trump so much, but can't find good news about him because Apple TV is trash! They all sound a combination of Russian troll accounts and complete imbeciles. I try not to look at that stuff usually, especially the comments, but it is really disturbing when I do catch a glimpse.
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    2018 Fantasy Football

    We have the same QBs, and I've been on the wrong side of that decision a couple of times now. I'm going to mostly go with Ben when he's at home, and Goff other weeks. I'm 100% Goff this week, and not thinking twice about it. I had nice little combos with Ben/Juju and Goff/Kupp. Losing Kupp hurts!
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    2018 Fantasy Football

    I would have definitely tried to pick up Chubb when I found out, but your post alerted me to it right when it happened. I had just looked at rotoworld about 15 minutes earlier too, and nothing about it was there. I saw your post and went back to rotoworld to verify, and sure enough that breaking news was there. It was on a day where waivers had already passed, and anyone out there was available, so if I hadn't gotten to it first, I'm 100% sure a couple of guys in my league would have snatched him up. I have good running backs (Gurley and McCaffrey), but Chubb is pretty much probably locked into my flex spot now. I dropped Royce Freeman for Chubb, and ended up dropping Hyde for Duke Johnson last week.
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    2018 Fantasy Football

    This didn't work out so well last week with the Jets against the Bills but up until then, whoever was playing the Bills was gold. Looks like AZ is the best available in my league. I second them, and am going to try to get them, or maybe Pittsburgh against the Jags if someone grabs AZ before I can.
  16. His comments are probably due in part to the general mindset of a NFL player. There's a job to do, and the past has zippy to do with it. Doesn't matter what happened last week, or last year, let alone the past 25 years. It's the 2018 (first place in the division, for now) Redskins, and week 11 is coming up. "We're on to Cincinnati Houston". He's who he is, says what he's thinking in the moment, and that's pretty much that. He'll never quite understand the experience of being a fan of this team, and having witnessed the pre-Snyder era (If you were lucky) and the entirety of the Snyder "stewardship" of the team. That's all. Just trying to drum up some support. From his perspective, and the jaded fan's perspective, change ain't coming overnight. Truthfully, he'll probably be gone before it can come to fruition. If/when there is some combination of sustained success on the field, hopefully evidence of better leadership/direction off the field, and a better stadium situation, then things might swing back to a full-on HTTR love fest, with a real home field advantage. I don't think that will be coming to FedEx though. I get his confusion about it a little, but I'm also kind of a pissy fan at this point. Bottom line is, results on the field matter, as does methodology from the organization as a whole. Play hard and try to win, but no team always wins, so compete and improve. I see you trying. I respect it. We all have to work with our limitations. Even more importantly, run the team like good teams are run. Solid and steady leadership, with competent decision making, by people that are actually competent. Show me. I still love you Redskins, and that's why I'm telling you this. I want what's best for you, and me, and all the fans that Josh wants to unequivocally support the team. xxxOOOxxx
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    Sports Wagering thread

    I think the Pats/Chiefs was near 60 earlier this season, but this has to be the highest ever: Kansas City Chiefs vs. Los Angeles Rams in Mexico City Spread: Rams -2.5 Over/Under: 63.5 Time: 8:15 p.m. ET Monday TV: ESPN
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    Redskins vs Texans Prediction Thread: Pessimistically Optimistic?

    I think Finlay reported that Crowder was getting another MRI today, and wouldn't practice until Thursday at the earliest, so we'll see on him. The Texans have had big O-line issues most of the season. Watson gets hit more than any other QB in the league, but it doesn't translate into turnovers as much as I would have thought. Still, they're almost top 10 in giveaways. Hopefully, the Skins can scheme something up and take advantage of that. They're kind of weird, because it doesn't seem like they try to compensate for O-line deficiencies with their play calling. They still try to get longer developing plays and chuck it deep a lot. I guess because Watson is so mobile. They also lost Will Fuller opposite Hopkins, so maybe that changes that some. If I ever come in here and predict a win (usually late in the week), we lose in abysmal fashion, so I'm going to say the Texans win 21-20 and try to reverse jinx this thing right away.
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    Pics From Tampa

    Some really nice pics in there! Both sets are pretty great, but I really love a couple of the Peterson ones you got.
  20. I like how they break it down into two payments of 20 bucks. Especially useful for the budget-minded golf enthusiast looking for that lucky talisman, and not break the bank all at once.
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    2018 Fantasy Football

    and the Eagles lost! Win/win!
  22. "Not so fast, my friend!"
  23. That had as good of a shot at going through the goalposts as a Chandler Cantanzara field goal attempt.
  24. Hot damn! Gods are on our side.
  25. I have faith that if anyone can run 5 minutes off the clock starting in the red zone, it's us.