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ThrasherBear



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:35 am    Post subject: Straightaways reconsidered Reply with quote

Straightaways was treated unfairly by some reviewers, compared and contrasted with Trace. I think about it like a baseball team. Trace may be more consistent top to bottom, but the top of the Straightaways order is so great, with an MVP hitting cleanup. That "murderers row" of Caryatid Easy, Back into your World, Picking up the Signal and Left a Slide is in my opinion the best 4 song set in Jay's amazing catalogue. A team can win it all with its 1-4 hitters playing at All-star levels, and so it is with Straightaways! (To carry the analogy to absurdity--Left a Slide is like Barry Bonds--maybe the greatest ever, but banished. It's time for Barry in the HOF and Left a Slide in the setlist!). 😊
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TragicFig



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agree with all Thrasher, but Barry in the Hall? You go too far, Sir! Surprised
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Anagirds



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it is good then it will be great and then we will have to follow.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anagirds wrote:
If it is good then it will be great and then we will have to follow.

That’s what I have tattooed on my lower back!
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el caballo loco



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hoops wrote:
Anagirds wrote:
If it is good then it will be great and then we will have to follow.

That’s what I have tattooed on my lower back!

Wise beyond your years.
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ThrasherBear



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ha--just got the email. Giants retiring #25 this summer. He may have been a jerk, but he was OUR jerk!
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TragicFig



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great. You can retire his number and his XXXXXXXL batting helmet too! Mad
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:10 am    Post subject: Thanks Reply with quote

I agree with what you say. You speak the most well, I'll keep going. Thanks for sharing this story.




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widespreadchanges



Joined: 06 Aug 2004
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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I came back to snicker and grin about the baseball and straightaways reconsidered. Made my Minutes. My only addition is you're right. Maybe it is a good album, one of my faves, but the later end of the SV album does not register to me as well as WST and TRACE> so haha Mad If I were to excuse in Ronald Acuna Jr. in for cuts to the field....I would, upon the braves, wish Kurt Suzuki could play more often, because the batting order seeems like a straightaways w/out you...hmm excuse me without you....after all. put aside..finally gonna.. Cool Thanks ThrasherBear
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wheelhousetunes



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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last Minute Shakedown and No More Parades are two of my favorites.
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thatbeat



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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since Jay works in cycles, the middle album with SV 1.0 sits really well with me. There are songs on there that I'd die if he'd bring back to his live shows. Sometimes WST seemed like a contract fulfillment but then I listen again and think, god that's good too.

I'm anxious for more music.

That is all.
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TragicFig



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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm hoping the summer SV electric shows have some surprises that weren't in last year's sets. Some Straightaways, WST, or OATMOR tunes would be nice, and maybe even break out a couple of "new" encore covers... Very Happy
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barclocksays3am



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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Creosote is my fav tune but the whole record is solid
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widespreadchanges



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Creosote is awesome. I would buy J Farrar new sheets if he were a millionaire. I would leave if he acknowledged my existence. Which one of you broke Ronald Acuna's computer mouse hand?
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Trellis



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still my favorite SV album! It was the first one I heard, and I got to see them in Montreal when it was still relatively new, so there's a big nostalgia thing for me and the album too. jay and the gang looked so cool. As others have pointed out, those first five tracks are simply amazing.
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