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    Ha! I cheated. You at least referenced a real...

    Ha! I cheated. You at least referenced a real critic...I just lifted an Amazon review. Hillary Mantel has more than her fair share of detractors on Amazon. Pretty amusing to read some of the...
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    I had the opportunity to see There Will Be Blood...

    I had the opportunity to see There Will Be Blood - which I had never managed to see previously - Friday evening at the amazing United Palace Theater in Washington Heights. It was shown on an...
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    I really looking forward to seeing this.

    I really looking forward to seeing this.
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    From a review I found on line: "The book started...

    From a review I found on line:
    "The book started off beautifully....a brutal, well-told beginning to what I had hoped would be a broad, well written tale of Tudor England.

    After the first...
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    Good advice from my grandmother: "Don't complain...

    Good advice from my grandmother: "Don't complain and don't explain." I like to think that I do pretty well at the former...I know I'm really bad at the latter. :rolleyes:
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    A Pick For a First Weekend Home in A While

    First weekend home in a month and one of only 3 since the first weekend in July. Travels and adventures have been great but...

    This is one of the very few older hits that Kate is performing in...
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    Really? Am I that bad? I know that I crossed...

    Really? Am I that bad? I know that I crossed the line in the past on occasion, but I really try not to do that these days. However, even in the good old days, I don't actually recall doing this...
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    I don't know of any of these. Do you? On...

    I don't know of any of these. Do you?

    On another note, I'm finding myself totally sucked into My Struggle.
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    I find von Trier fascinating, though also...

    I find von Trier fascinating, though also maddening and he certainly gives you reason to question his sanity on occasion. I loved Melancholia, but I'm a bit behind in having not seen Antichrist or...
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    Yes, that opening section regarding the...

    Yes, that opening section regarding the omni-presence of death standing in stark contrast to our continual attempts to negate that looming presence pretty much hooked me in. And his stark unblinking...
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    I am curious if any blabbers have delved into...

    I am curious if any blabbers have delved into Karl Ove Knausgård's My Struggle. I'm about half-way through vol. 1 and I've found it to be sometimes riveting and, at others...well...a bit of a...
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    Care to elaborate on these two?

    Care to elaborate on these two?
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    I might add that Under the Skin has a pretty...

    I might add that Under the Skin has a pretty great soundtrack by Mica Levi aka Micachu and the Shapes.
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    It's interesting that - in spite of Ms....

    It's interesting that - in spite of Ms. Johannson's starring role that this flew WAY under the radar. Almost no one I know even knows that the film exists. We saw on a Saturday night at Downtown...
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    I really look forward to seeing this. His...

    I really look forward to seeing this. His interview a few weeks ago about making it over the last 15-20 years was really interesting. I liked Waking Life too.
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    :rolleyes: Hello again at last. I hope that you...

    :rolleyes: Hello again at last. I hope that you weren't in ducking posture all weekend long, as I had the extraordinary opportunity to visit London and see Kate Bush's astonishingly wonderful show...
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    This is great. The way he weaves his love of...

    This is great. The way he weaves his love of music into his stories was one of the qualities that hooked me on Murakami. Obviously I'm not alone.
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    Ah...there I was...having discovered a very...

    Ah...there I was...having discovered a very unexpectedly excellent Tempranillo during a 3 hour airport layover...and, into my third glass, I ventured onto the Blab :)

    I tend to err on the side of...
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    "A review"? Really? Can't you do better than...

    "A review"? Really? Can't you do better than that and give us at least a source?

    While no one is beyond criticism, Mitchell is an artist who has established a body of work that is substantial...
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    I've read all of David Mitchell's books except...

    I've read all of David Mitchell's books except the new one, which I am eager to delve into. He's a remarkable, brilliant writer. Agree that the first two are very Murakami-esque, but he's also one...
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    As someone claiming to occupy the body of Nic...

    As someone claiming to occupy the body of Nic Cage on Twitter suggested, he should have used this one instead:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDyb_alTkMQ
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    I'm pretty sure it was a Chicago-based restaurant...

    I'm pretty sure it was a Chicago-based restaurant and I know that it's still there, as I've found myself riding by it as recently as within the past year.

    The name does seem to have gotten out...
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    Allow me to also recommend our Louisville...

    Allow me to also recommend our Louisville festival: Forecastle.

    Outkast, Jack White, Beck, the Replacements, Band of Horses, Ray LaMontagne, Nickel Creek, Spoon, Jason Isbell, Sharon Jones,...
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    Obviously from someone who didn't have a clue...

    Obviously from someone who didn't have a clue about the actual line up.
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    Yes, she actually has 22 concerts - all of them...

    Yes, she actually has 22 concerts - all of them at the London Hammersmith, spanning late August to first of October. They sold out quickly.

    I'm a huge fan...especially the period starting with...
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