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Go West – “The King is Dead”

English pop duo Go West's debut single was the catchy "We Close Our Eyes", and after a little success they hit it big with "The King of Wishful Thinking", which was used in Pretty Women. Well, apparently The King is done wishing, because now he's dead.

This track shows off Peter Cox' fine vocals; all this torch song is missing is a smoky speakeasy. I had a great week -- thanks for playing along.

httpv://youtu.be/qaGLIKQl8Ag

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Joe Hisaishi – “Sixth Station”

Can't be a Rhubarb_Runner week without some soundtrack music. My favorite soundtrack composer playing piano on my favorite song by him. This was used in the movie Spirited Away during the incredibly beautiful and melancholy water train sequence.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33SJ7Q_P54Q

And below the break, the composer conducts Princess Mononoke Symphonic Suite (and plays piano), from the movie Princess Mononoke.
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Planet X – “Inside Black”

Planet X is one of my favorite prog jazz groups; they seem unable to play anything in 4/4 time. There aren't any live videos available of their songs I like the most, but here's a good one from a concert in Sofia, Bulgaria that was recorded for a television special:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SN2FYLKQKQ8

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Steve Hackett – “Horizons”

One of the finest concert openers I've seen was on the GTR tour, when Steve Hackett and Steve Howe performed various solo and duet pieces (and that particular concert was recorded for King Biscuit Flower Hour). Steve Howe prefers steel strings, while Steve Hackett favors nylon; here's one of Hackett's more beautiful numbers:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUZcHZEficE

After the break, Steve gets his cheaptoy on...
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Twins Collectibles Spotlight: Unphortunate Fotos

Thought I'd post some Twins cards with photos that caught my fancy. Some you've probably seen before, some might be new -- all of them caught a certain interesting moment in time.


1994 Topps Gold #543 Larry Casian "Shower time, Larry"; 2003 Playoff Prestige #81 Torii Hunter "backwards K"; 2010 Bowman #137 Delmon Young "Whoa! Uh lookout, whoa!"; 2004 Topps Total #81 Matt LeCroy "Huff puff huff puff..."

Twins Collectibles Spotlight: 2011 Topps Twins Team Set

Although I had another post in mind for the second Collectibles Spotlight, this one prempted. My LCS (that's "Local Card Shop" in baseball card blogger parlance) got in some of this year's Topps team sets, and besides all the Cardinals sets he picked up a Twins set for me as well.

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