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Re: Split Enz DVD thoughts

gryphon ·
Hey Campus no sadly ABC/Countdown threw out/erased about 80% of their stuff many many years ago, the 'No Bother to me" that some fans have came from our own library...it's just a bad quality video that I own and fading fast. Sad though as so much cool Countdown stuff is gone forever. Some of the Anniversary stuff is good, some can't be used as the sound recording didn't work out....my main fear is because it was filmed by Stratford Productions would it be in the hands of the liquidators too-...
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Re: Major Next 'coming up' CH 2003 dvd VERSUS current Dreaming The Videos dvd 2002

brownie ·
Well, yes, the Catch 22 interview is full of video clips, but it is certainly worth seeing. It cracks me up every time I watch it, especially the way Neil mangles the pronunciation of a major Asian city so as to render what he's talking about completely incomprehensible (the first time I heard him say it, I thought to myself "what??" and at the exact same time Nick said "what??" in the same tone of voice that I was thinking it. LOL!) You'd have to see it. And Paul also has a few choice...
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Re: Major Next 'coming up' CH 2003 dvd VERSUS current Dreaming The Videos dvd 2002

Bsnifter ·
Well,I already had all the videos on VHS and I still bought the DVD.The Catch 22 interview to me was worth the price of admission alone.Yes,I kind of wish they hadn't used the video clips during the interview..but being a US fan I guess beggars can't be choosers. Brandi
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Re: Photos of YOU

TryWhistlingThis ·
Thanks, Alison for the link, very useful and user-friendly. You can view my pic at: [URL=http://arctic.photoisland.com/servlet/com.arcsoft.UtilMain?com=arcsoftUtil&jobtype=zlargeview3&c2simple_next=largeview3mbr.html&newpict=16173333&goNext=/photosharing/albuminde x.html?]My pic[/URL] Although after seeing what i look like, you will realise it wasn't worth the visit
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Re: Bootlegs, Taboo????

Secret God (Stew) ·
I know Neil doesn't like people ripping off his studio work (He actually joined " Burn & be burned " - an anti-piracy orgainisation at the start of the year ), but I'm still not sure about his opinions on bootlegging. Ripping off fanclub CDs is obviously wrong (and you defenitley can't discuss that here ), but downloading unaccessible (any other way) live shows should be fine... (IMO) as long as you can justify it to yourself (I'm sure Neil wouldn't have a problem with someone obtaining...
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Re: Photos of YOU

TryWhistlingThis ·
Thanks, Brandi. I didn' think i'd be worth the visit.
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Re: Photos of YOU

Bsnifter ·
Arlington..you're welcome,and you were worth the visit.No worries there. Are those your paintings and sketches behind you? Brandi
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Re: Bootlegs, Taboo????

Secret God (Stew) ·
Nice post, Peter . (I just thought you might have problems sleeping tonight if someone else didn't compliment you on your fantastic post ). Did anyone ever consider that the people paying that sort of price for dodgy bootlegs of fanclub CDs must already be pretty massive fans & would have probably already brought Neil Finn 's complete back catalogue? Just a thought. I'm sure that thought had already entered everyone's minds, but still worth mentioning... at least I thought it was ... The...
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Re: Split Enz DVD thoughts

paulport ·
I'd just like to say that I couldn't agree more with Gavin's comments. I live in the Uk and I too have often wondered why the BBC don't release, and make money from, the material that they have. The Sight and Sound, Hammersmith and OGWT footage is all well known. Indeed the Hammersmith stuff is played from time to time on one of their digital radio stations. There are also a John Peel and DLT radio sessions still existing from late 70's? There has been a programme of Cd releases from the...
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Re: Crowded House DVD debuts at #18

JohnAnderson123 ·
I just got my copy today and thought it was great got it from a shop on ebay it came sealed but a little expensive but it was worth it
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Re: Crowded House DVD debuts at #18

Secret God (Stew) ·
Good point. I'm also pretty sure 100% of record sales from SAN!TY don't count towards the Aria chart either; they have their own chart (too cool for the rest of the nation ), so it might even be worth looking on the SAN!TY chart for Dreaming , although last time I checked they only had a top 50 singles & albums chart (not a DVD chart, but I couldn't be certain). Chart Update: Aria* haven't updated their DVD chart this week .
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Re: LOTR (Non-spoilers only)

Blink ·
I found this review in the Daily Telegraph (UK) - written by a woman (as if that needs to be said after reading it, LOL). I particularly like the first paragraph............... (not sure exactly what constitutes a 'spoiler' so if worried please skip this post!!!) Is this the longest computer game in cinematic history? The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers is like being trapped in a nerd's bedroom. Whenever you take a step toward the door, he cries: "No, you must watch this bit, this really...
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Re: Neil Finn in France

Kill Eye ·
Welcome French kill-eye (you must have great taste in CH songs ). I visted your site and voted in the poll (Together Alone). Have you ever had a chance to see Neil play? If he's ever in the UK again and skips France again, he's well worth a trip through the Chunnel.
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Re: HELP! Jaffaman!!

Lozza ·
Joe - you know my email address surely ? Jaffa - you are such a sod. I've only heard clips of one or both of those shows and how can that be as I possibly know every Enz fan in England.... ? The band MUST have taped those shows - any more gossip there - happy to be proven wrong as ever.. Gryphon - there was another Hull for True Colours which went out on Radio One ! So along with Hammersmith, that's *at least* one other excellent sound quality recording out there. Master G - nothing that is...
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Re: Photos of YOU

Former Member ·
wondering if what i'm about to post will work... nope...take two! <<br /> nope! take three! <<br /> here we go...me thinks...as if it was so worth it! yeah, it disappeared..nevah mind!!!
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Re: new years eve plans? resolutions?

jane ·
Dr. Phil will be doing a show about how to keep New Year's resolutions. I know because I was in the studio audience when it was taped. It's worth a watch. About weight loss, he says, you are in an environment that's supporting your weight and to change your environment to one that supports weight loss. Not completely possible, but quit buying junkfood, just skip the drive-through, that kind of thing. When my daughter was a little heavy I would "close" the kitchen at 6 p.m. You could have...
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Re: Split Enz DVD thoughts

Lozza ·
This is fantastic. It took 3 days and cost � 11 with postage to get from Australia into my grubby little mitts - and I can't take the thing off ! WOW. I am watching - American viewers - on the computer and it makes nooo difference to me at all right now. One day, like you - I will get the stuff to watch it on the TV and that will be a fine day when I have it pumping out in the living room. But until then... The Spellbound documentary is a BEAUTY. I've always thought that that documentary was...
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Re: What Split Enz live material is available on cd?

Bean ·
Yes Tracy, there is also a live video of the Hamilton, Ontario concert from the Time and Tide tour. I got a copy from a guy out west years ago. I think his company is Pandora's Box. I got it along with loads of other CH video stuff! It may be worth looking for. The concert is really fun. Jill
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Re: Frenz Of The Enz Club

kia kaha ·
The club is still thriving, and in the case of the fanclub releases it's about the only way to get a hold of this sorta stuff. Without paying a fortune to probably get ripped off on eBay, that is (and NONE of us here would advise that!) It's still very reasonable cost-wise to join, you get your four newsletters a year and often Christmas cards and such-like. I found the value of my "joining pack" (which contains various bits and pieces of promo stuff Peter has on hand at that moment), to be...
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Re: Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe!

HairyCanary ·
OK, I have seen it myself now, and I call my review Did anyone pray for giant shoes? Okely dokely! Let�s get this whole lyric thing out of the way first. Honest and for true, I tried very hard to be completely unbiased when I saw it and I can�t see what all the fuss is about. I went with someone who is not into Judd/Enz at all, so nothing invested there. He couldn�t understand the negative comments either. The lyrics are simple without being condescending and are understandable for kids.
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Re: Frenz Of The Enz Club

Dorthonion ·
I think that the benefits are multifold. For one, merchandise has in fact been pretty much restricted to the club and to concert sales, so if you're into that, it helps to be a member. Apart from being in a great "family", the most obvious plus are the live CDs which AFAIK are turning more towards the occasional Neil/Finn Bros. Live CD while the Crowdies CDs have run their course. Most of them had a 500 run only, so the copies are very much cherished by those who have them. The area this...
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Re: What Split Enz live material is available on cd?

cdnkiwi ·
Ah yes, the Hamilton concert! I had a pen pal in NZ many moons ago who sent me that tape and I had to hunt all over town for someone to convert the tape from Pal. Back then (and being 17!) it cost me a fortune. But so worth it. I just recently searched my parents basement for my copy and just can't find it anywhere. I remember Tim doing the push-ups and the puffy shirt. I also remember Neil having a tooth missing too. For some reason, I recall Neil or someone saying that Sandy Allen was from...
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Re: is it silly to want to meet Neil??

Bean ·
You know SarahBee, I've thought about that many times before. Sometimes I can't muster up the energy or nerve to do it, but when I have, I've never been disappointed. Neil usually takes a half an hour or so to come out and greet people. The crowds are typically smaller, so you'll have a great chance to talk to him and have him sign something if you want usually at the bus or back door. I even caught him at Gourmet Garage (a sort-of prepared food/grocery store)in nyc before a show on the TWT...
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Re: is it silly to want to meet Neil??

Former Member ·
silly? maybe... worth it? always! meaning, most of us have our doubts before approaching him, but i have always seen him accomodating, friendly and caring. go for it.
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Re: Split Enz DVD thoughts

DJ 2 ·
Hi, Well I'm a little stunned... as a DVD producer I don't usually get much feedback from punters about the stuff I produce so I thought I'd check out this site and see if u guys liked the Enz DVD. I'm a very happy gal. This DVD took years off my life... literally... but was worth it. I was a huge Enz fan and fell off my chair when FMR suggested we do this title...hmmm imagine getting paid to sift through boxes of pictures, posters, tapes and scrunched up bits of film, and work out what to...
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Re: is it silly to want to meet Neil??

paimaopi ·
Hi Sarah - welcome! Sounds like you're approaching a place similar to where I found myself last summer awaiting my first opportunity to meet Neil after 15 years. It's great that you're generating some discussion here to move that nervous and expectant energy! I echo what all the others on this thread have said, but I'll add my unique experience of meeting Neil. First of all let me say that in the time since I did meet him I've realized that I had a great deal of expectation riding on that...
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Re: re: neil arrogant

Guest ·
COLLEEN?!?! HIIII!! how are you?? i've been in oz for about two months and it's been absolutely beautiful. sadly, i must return to the states on friday morning. =( i'm going to miss the home and friends i've made here. NOT TO MENTION MY BOYFRIEND. but i do plan to come back. shortly after the fillmore gig i moved back to LA, so i will be attending the wiltern show of this tour. i wish i had the means to get to the warfield show, but alas. i have no job lined up for when i get back *and* this...
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Re: Odd Condiment Combinations...

kia kaha ·
Matthew, I too am an Aussie who had never encountered duck sauce... until I landed here in b**f**k, Connecticut... anyway the best way I can describe it, is as some exotic sauce that you get sachets of when you get Chinese takeaway in these parts.... (That said; TAKE ME HOME... I want to be back in Brisbane or Melbourne, or Auckland for that matter!!!! for reasons not worth the forum's bandwidth to explain. I just want to be anywhere but here... sorry folks I love the US but my current...
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Re: Cheap Enz Cds (especially in the UK!)

kia kaha ·
Cheers James... thanks for the heads-up (although, I've been wondering whether it's worth my while to update to CD, or just get my folks to burn the LP albums of the Enz which I have back in Australia, onto CD-RW for me... since my hubby just lost his job and we're short of money and all )
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Re: New track: 'Come & Go'

beatworld ·
"What Are You Doing?" - Left Hand Does Well done stepinmyshoes......!!! Very catchy little ditty....that guitar has a certain Split Enz sound to it (One Step Ahead).....love the bass......and the hook/chorus.."Oh Im afraid...." is very infectous. So.....thanks to Sevenworlds for starting this thread....it has lead me to both 7's song and stepinmyshoes song....both extremely listenable PS: I don't mind your drum sound seven.....kinda retro and I like it back in the mix....and for what its...
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Re: Love this Life?

gryphon ·
Martine- possibly this has sold out- the club had copies for sale, 18 (?) months back but all went. We had about 3 sellout pre-orders. I haven't spotetd a copy around for ages and ages.....nice layout, good qty paper etc. Well worth having if you can track one down. Peter
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Re: Signed Crowded House or Finn stuff

finned ·
Is your brother a fan club member? They usually have a signed photo or cd for sale, well worth the membership. you can email Peter Green for details.
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Re: Best Movies EVER!!!

jenn ·
Re: Pride and Prejudice - Yes, I do mean the Colin Firth version, all 5 + wonderful hours of it that I have watched probably more than 10 times. Love it! I used to have a VHS tape of it that I recorded from TV and I had paused out all of the commercials. But I now have the DVD which I got from the A & E website and it was only 40 bucks, I know when the video came out it was originally a hundred bucks. Anyways, well worth the money, I think amazon.com sells it too. We all need a Mr D'arcy...
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Re: since it's all perspective, after all

Former Member ·
i can see now where it'd be hard to narrow your description of neil and/ or his musical affect on you, down to one word...perhaps that was a bit too militarian of me? (sorry )...and gee, i wonder why donovan and kid a haven't chimed in with their negative wisdom? anyhow... tina, love your puppy av! (off topic, i know, just had to say...) another FINE descrip of neil, by the way IM freakin HO brownie- isn't everything we do here silly, really? it's a good silly! i can definitely see neil as...
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Re: Restaurants vs. "Fat People"

sacrednavel ·
I've heard the point made also that economics comes into play when it comes to our unwise food choices. A person with three dollars in their pocket is more likely to head to the local fast food place with it's dollar menu to fill up their stomach...easy and effortless. Takes time to determine what that same three dollars would buy in the grocery store! Well, beyond the greasy deli burritos and jojo potatoes... I've not read the book, but I heard a very interesting interview with the man who...
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Re: Paul Hester's debut with the Enz?

Secret God (Stew) ·
So there you go. I thought it was worth mentioning.
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Re: Are you ready, USA!?! (and Canada, too!)

Heidi in Pittsburgh ·
Wife responds: A Finn Blackout? During TEN HOURS worth of drive time? Are you insane, or you just really WANT to sleep on the couch between now and Saturday? (Rolls up sleeves in preparation for intense battle over car CD-player all the way to Philly and then Boston....)
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Re: Info on Oz/Nz required please

Elmo ·
Te Papa in Wellington has the colourful Split Enz suits on display if you want to check that out. If you're a sporting fan there's the Cricket museum in Wellington and the Rugby museum near Auckland i think. Staglands in Wellington (Near a place called Upper Hutt) is one place worth checking out, it's like a petting zoo but it's amazing, it really brings out the fun in people. Stewart Island is really amazing, it's one of the most beautiful places i've ever seen and it's so peacful and...
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Re: Info on Oz/Nz required please

Guest ·
wow how up my alley is this? i just got back a week or two ago from a two month stay in oz visiting my boyfriend. i mostly stayed in victoria, and spent a week in new south wales. these are the places i remember most: *great ocean road - lots of great scenery along the way, such as the twelve apostles, the grotto, and some nice short rainforest bushwalks. *melbourne - of course. just to say you went. it's a really nicely constructed grid of a place, partly metrpolitan, partly not. some great...
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Re: Washington...YAY

herway ·
In response to Bogue and anyone else who is wondering... I thought Rhett Miller was AMAZING! An absolute perfect match for our number one guy. So freakin' talented, it's worth just watching him play guitar, but his songs are really great, too! About as far from Ed Harcourt as one could possibly get and still maintain a circumference of 360 degrees. Great show, great night, --Heather P.S. - If DC is any indication, you need to practice your background vocals for "World Where You Live." They...
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Re: Washington...YAY

Bsnifter ·
Well,my friend and I stood out in the freezing cold for over 2 hours to ensure we were front row,and it was DEFINATELY worth it.Neil was in great voice and seemed much more relaxed and personable than last July.And it was cool that he changed up the set list a bit for those of us who attended both shows.I loved,LOVED that he did Sweet Dreams as well.I also didn't miss Lisa Germano at all..to me she was a bit too intrusive last time around. Now,having said that..all was not perfect.First...
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Re: Mental Notes

kia kaha ·
Mlee, give it time. The "Mental Notes" album is QUITE unlike the Neil Finn-era Enz albums, but that doesn't mean it's any less notable. I've noticed that many on the forum here (not naming names) are either pro-Judd or pro-Neil Finn, with nothing in between... while personally, I can appreciate both eras and both artists in their post-Enz and subsequent solo work. Call me a fencesitter if you must, I prefer to think of myself as having a diversivied taste in music (which may explain why my...
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Re: Neil Show in Detroit

Guest ·
Hello! I'm another forum newbie and a longtime Finn fan. I was lucky enough to catch the Detroit concert as well. I've been dying to see Neil live since 1986, but bad timing, bad kharma and bad luck have foiled me along the way. But it happened at last! The show was incredible! Well worth the long, cold wait out on the street. Edveddmfc, I must have been right behind you because I was in the second row dead-center with the mic. And there was Neil Finn not seven feet away. Neil Finn! After...
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Re: Neil Show in Detroit

goddessothestax ·
Finally getting a chance to post my comment on this show. (I promised Valerie!) All I can say is that it was well worth the wait. Both the wait in the cold and the wait since Neil PROMISED he'd come back to Detroit back when he played Clutch Cargos in support of "Try Whistling This". I agree that the impromptu "Where have all the Gods gone" song from Neil was inspired. I loved it. Proves once again what a genius he is. I had two airplanes go afoul, but he played both songs anyway. And many...
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Re: Black and Blue and Read all over

Sara ·
I think most of these have already been mentioned but I'll say them again anyway Nick Hornby's High Fidelity & Fever Pitch are both fantastic. The Bridget Jones books by Helen Fielding are well worth a read. Mort by Terry Pratchett is one of my favourite books. It's part of the Discworld series. Being the big kid in adults clothing that I am I LOVE the Harry Potter & Artemis Fowl books. Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban is quite possibly the greatest thing ever written.
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Re: Car = Personality??

Sandrine ·
I must have one of the oldest cars here! I drive a 1988 Nissan Stanza that is in surprisingly good shape despite the rough Michigan winters. It was and is my first car. My parents gave it to me during my second year of college, because I was living at home, and on scholarship. Plus, it gave them a reason to buy a new car! I think my car does say something about my personality - that I like reliability and do not like change. I will be really sad when this car dies because it's been in the...
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Re: songs I should hear

kia kaha ·
Um... you should certainly seek out the album "Finn" which is songs by both Tim and Neil. Try www.hmv.com (as recommended by fanclub president, Peter Green) And I take it you are familiar with the Crowded House and Split Enz back catalogues? (Oh and of course Tim's several solo albums!) If not, try typing each of those artist names into the HMV search engine and... welcome to a world of truly FABULOUS disovery, and DIVINE music! When I was first discovering the music of the Enz and Crowded...
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Re: songs I should hear

kia kaha ·
Cheers, Lavar... I only posted so that this question didn't get lost amongst the myriad of Neil postings, because to be honest I'm rather ignorant of the non-album tracks of the Neil solo era... sounds like I have a lot to catch up with. Still, that's the joy, eh. That said... I KNOW I'm not the only fanatic of the Finns' earlier work... (thank the spirits for this place!!!!) and I thought the heads-up might be of some help... (That said, hmv.com.au does not stock "One All" - for that album,...
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Re: portland show

4streegrrl ·
Thanks, Fly! Hope to hear more about the Portland and Seattle shows before the day is done, since I'm heading out to the Vancouver show tonight and want to psyche myself up into a Frenzy, along with boardergurl, Martine and SweetSecretPeace. Last show on the tour (boo!!!) , but hopefully the best (yippeeeee!!!) . Oh yeah, Vancouver is going to blow Portland out of the water on this one Cheers!
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Re: Who Else Is Snowed In?

Kill Eye ·
Doh! Batteries died in my camera, only got 3 pictures... But I also got ice cream, so it was all worth it in the end My driveway with 3 foot drifts: The Long Island Expressway (Eastbound): The Long Island Expressway (Manhattan Bound) Usually you can see a great view of the Midtown skyline from here: The snow is mostly knee deep and my knees are 22" high, so I think there is around 18-22" on the ground in Queens. I still may be making that trip into Manhattan tonight for 8 o'clock dinner and ...
 
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