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  1. Google Play Music - the end. Alternatives?

    Almost. I use an Android phone, and the BubbleUPNP app is only for Android. My set up allows for both in-home streaming to my stereo system, and also over the internet streaming to the app on my phone, thus replacing the functionality lost from Google Music. Additionally, this set up also allows me to stream full high-res FLAC files.
  2. Google Play Music - the end. Alternatives?

    this is what i have. My music is on a network drive, and I have a raspberry pi that acts as the DLNA server, using JRiver. I can then use that to play music to my stereo system or to my phone. It works great and was much easier to set up than I was expecting. I don't like the JRiver app though, so I have a second raspberry pi that hosts the BubbleUPNP Server, which offers a much better mobile app.
  3. COVID-19 III: No Politics For Thee

    I think they (or maybe I read it elsewhere) even break it down by county in some of these Trump-won states, with the rise in cases correlating closely with margin of Trump vote.
  4. 83 with low humidity (34%) and sunny skies here!! Perfect day!
  5. RIP Stanley Crouch

    a "blues duel". Wow, I must have missed that.
  6. I have this book. Larry is correct, lots of pictures. There might be an essay or two, if I can find the box where I have some of my books I'll take a look. Chuck, I think I actually asked you about this book around 15 or so years ago!
  7. COVID-19 III: No Politics For Thee

    yes, that very well could make a bad problem much worse
  8. COVID-19 III: No Politics For Thee

    This appears to be unlikely. The leading candidates for vaccines currently are focused on the spike protein, which doesn't seem to be mutating much at all. Since this is a RNA virus, it will mutate more than a DNA virus would, but so far the mutations haven't been linked to lethality or COVID19 severity. What is concerning though is how the antibodies produced in some people who have been infected and recovered seem to be fading in just a few months (similar to other coronaviruses). This might mean booster vaccines could be necessary.
  9. COVID-19 III: No Politics For Thee

    It baffling to me. Not only have they politicized the pandemic overall, this particular drug (I think a lot of this comes from Rudy Guiliani and Fox News), the weather (by drawing over a hurricane forecast map with a Sharpie), and now legitimate scientific research. In response to prompting from OAN, the president directed the NIH/NIAID extramural funding director to immediately pull the research grants for studying bat viruses, because part of that research is in collaboration with the Wuhan virology lab. Very important science especially at this time, but because of politics, it must be stopped right away. Outrageous!
  10. Miles Davis - Complete Sessions available again

    wait a minute here, the Japanese set has a different design than the US? What's the difference? I always thought they were the same in everything except the mastering.
  11. COVID-19 2.0: No Politics edition

    Keep in mind that this was funded by Gilead, and also that there was no control placebo group, so although it's tempting to jump to conclusions that it is a miracle drug, there's a lot of of testing that still needs to be conducted in controlled trials.
  12. I'm confused. The Cellar Door box (Dec 2005) was released before the On the Corner box (Oct 2007). I thought that they were considering the series to be mostly comprised of studio sessions (notwithstanding most of the Seven Steps set), thus Plugged Nickel and Cellar Door not being included in the numbering.
  13. COVID-19

    No, it isn't the plague, but it is very important to limit exposure to large groups of people so that community spread can be reduced or cut off. It would be wise to treat this almost as if you have to shelter in place, until at least clinical testing can catch up. The health care system is depending on people doing this before their capacity for ICU is maxed out.
  14. Cutting the Cable

    I dropped cable in 2009, and with an antenna I didn't miss it at all. The antenna gave us higher quality broadcasts, and also access to channels we wouldn't get otherwise, like out of market stations. I hate to admit it but we signed up for cable again after a decade of not having it (because it was one of the new customer deals that gave us gigabit internet for less than we would pay for internet alone), and it just seems to have gotten worse. I thought some of these movie channels might be interesting, but they seem to just play the same movies endlessly. The news channels have been interesting to have during the impeachment hearings but I don't see much more that is worth paying for. Once our promo period is up, we will be dropping it again. I'm willing to pay for gigabit internet without the cable TV.
  15. CONTEST: 2019 GREY CUP

    Winterpeg, I mean Winnipeg 35
  16. Seems to be a straight reissue of everything Art Ensemble-related on ECM, including the recent Roscoe Mitchell and Jack DeJohnette Made in Chicago releases. Includes a 200 page booklet! There are still a few of these that I haven't gotten yet, and at around $110 or so on Amazon I might get this.
  17. Happy Birthday! GregK!

    thank you! Seems to come around more and more frequently!
  18. Unauthorized YouTube postings of my titles

    I think most of Pi is on Bandcamp. Streaming and downloads.
  19. John Coltrane - Blue World

    Weird. I pre-ordered from Amazon and received it yesterday. Guess they sold out of pre-orders?
  20. Buy them directly from Apple. You can buy it outright or pay monthly over 2 years at 0%, and you get their excellent AppleCare warranty if you sign up for their upgrade program. Much better than buying from the carrier.
  21. Circle

    I'll do whatever I can to help.
  22. He called me "human" once on here, so I appreciated that. what was his last post here?
  23. Joseph Jarman - RIP

    I've been listening to a lot of the Art Ensemble lately. This is very sad news
  24. RIP, Super Dave

    i remember him from Bizarre, with John Byner. Genuine Saskatchewan sealskin bindings
  25. Tribute to Lester has always been one of my favorites, along with the two that came out on Pi Records a year later