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  1. Saw both at Soundwave. Living Colour were just incredible. I don't think i've seen a rhythm section as good as that before, blew my mind.
  2. Have seen AB twice now, once at Download Festival and once at the Palace in Melbourne. No matter what the venue size, they deliver. They are quite big in the UK, at Download they attracted a huge audience, maybe 30,000+ They are playing Soundwave next year, and while our over zealous security at festivals will make for a different experience than at Download, i'm sure AB will deliver again.
  3. Boardwalk Empire is great, a bit of a slow burner, but has great characters loosely based on real people. Homeland is, well, just there, but seriously needs to get it's **** together in the next couple of weeks or it's dead. The Dana side story has had way too much time and is incredibly boring. Sons Of Anarchy is a D grade soap opera with guns and bikes, had 2 decent seasons, 3 & 4, but is now almost un-watchable rubbish. Vikings is well worth the watch, made by the same fella who did The Tudors, which is also good. Again, loosely based on historical characters. Apart from that, you have to delve into older stuff like Deadwood, which is brilliant TV but doesn't conclude or The Sopranos, which needs no introduction, or the Wire. Just hanging for the next season of Game Of Thrones.
  4. A great local prog band - Toehider - check them out here http://toehider.tumblr.com/ - scroll to the player and give them a good listen, great music, up there with the best of everything. Reminds me a bit of Queen, some Magic Pie, some A.C.T., and a whole bunch of other stuff.
  5. I thought the final ep was great. It didn't leave anything unanswered, closed the series well. I think people get too possessive about some of this stuff. "It's my show and you didn't end it how I think you should of!!" Kinda weird really. Anyway, better than Deadwood, where there was no end at all coz they ran out of cash
  6. At least this thread has given me a way to stop her bloody cockatiels from waking me up on the weekends.
  7. I'm late 40s, love festivals, must be because I drive a ute.....
  8. http://www.metropolistouring.com/current_tours_steven_wilson_australian_tour.html Stevn Wilson touring The Raven That Refused To Sing.
  9. Steven Wilson doing a 3 date tour of The Raven That Refused To Sing with the unbelievably amazing band including Guthrie Govan, Marco Minermann and Nick Beggs.
  10. Neil Peart Simon Phillips Marco Minermann John Bonham Alex Van Halen Virgil Donati Mike Portnoy Ian Paice Vinnie Coliauta Terry Bozzio Alan White Björn Fryklund Nick D'Virgilio Steve Smith Gavin Harrison
  11. I do cheats all grain. I buy fresh worts from Grain & Grape, then use different hops & yeasts to get different styles/results. G & G have a bunch of different worts to use as a base for whatever style you're chasing. It gives me great beer at about 1/3 the cost of beer i'd normally buy. Sure, I could decrease that cost even more if I mashed myself, but I haven't the time or inclination. My house ale is a well hopped APA, using plenty of Cascade and some Chinook. I regularly do a Mountain Goat Hightail clone and often have a rich Pommy Pale on tap too.
  12. Hmmm, 10. My biggest influences as a bass player were: Geddy Lee Steve Harris Rudy Sarzo Geezer Butler Others I love include: Jaco Victor Wooten Bryan Beller Mark King Jeff Berlin Billy Sheehan
  13. We get to experience one the greatest instrumental rock guitar players off all time. It's horses for courses, I guess. I can't believe that people pay to watch a DJ or hip hop stuff. I walk away from a Vai gig with my mind blown. His composition, phrasing, note selection, humour, emotion all do it for ME. I can imagine some people being bored after 2 songs. Most people in the audience will be musicians, guitar geeks, that's the crowd he predominantly attracts.
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