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Glenn - I really think that it depends how much of a GNR fan you are. Appetite came out when I was a freshman in high school and we listened to this and Lies during high school, and then Use your Illusion 1 and2 came out early in college for me, and I have been a big fan for a long time now.

Now, with that said,it is not Apptetite. It is a little more mainstream rock, but the guitars and drums are pretty good, and it is always good to hear Axl's voice. It is a little rougher than anything on Use Your Illusion, but still very story driven. I like it so far, but haven't found my Mr. Brownstone, Paradise City, Used to Love Her, so I had to Kill Her, or anything like that yet.

I think that if you are a fan at all, you should get it. It was only $10 on Itunes, so youcan't beat that.


Originally posted by GlennK:
Originally posted by Dale451:
new Guns N Roses Album, Chinese Democracy
How do you like it? I’ve heard very mixed reviews.
Originally posted by duckfaninmt:
Not everyone will like this, and it's OK if you don't (we all, of course, have different tastes), but this is about the coolest piece of music that I've heard (or seen) in a long, long time... just amazing stuff.

Nice tune. Pat Metheny used to regularly play at Northern Illinois University. One year while I was attending NIU, Pat was playing at the Eygptian Theatre in town. I was not at the show but apparently Pat made a bit of a mistake by saying something like, "We like to come to NIU to work the kinks out before we start our real tour."

Lots of Booing and people leaving the show. I'm not sure if he's ever been back.

Kind of funny Big Grin
Originally posted by GlennK:
Drinking Highland Park 12 and listening to Whitesnake – Here I go again. A potentially dangerous combination!
HP 12 is probably my favorite "every day" scotch, super smooth but with way more personality than say a Dalwhinnie.

Listening to one of my staff complain about her performance review. Blah.
Ultra-Lounge: Christmas Cocktails, Pt. 2

The liner notes alone are worth the price of the CD... classic stuff! And the music is pretty damn cool as well. Jimmy McGriff's version of "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" (as the liner notes say), smolders like a Dura-Flame log. Wonderful! Peggy Lee's "Happy Holiday" is exceptional, especially for the musicianship of the orchestra backing her. And what could be cooler than Dean Martin's rendition of "Baby It's Cold Outside"? Cool

I only play Christmas music from after Thanksgiving until Christmas, so it gets limited airtime. But when it's time to put it on, the three "Christmas Cocktails" CD's are at the top of the play list.
Originally posted by winetarelli:

He was interviewed by Elvis Costello for Spectacle on the Sundance Channel last week. Interesting.

Thanks for the heads-up, I will seek it out. I just love how Costello crosses over into so many genres. I look forward to watching it.

I'm not sure what happened to Elton. In my opinion, his early career was brilliant, then he lost his way I thought.

The influence of Leon Russell and Laura Nyro helped create greatness ( my opinion) early on.

You have put me in the mood for a little Burn Down the Mission. Cool

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