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Since we're talking about Mafia IV ideas, here is my concept for a 3-part Mafia IV set between 1977 and 1979.

I've had an idea for a Mafia IV that would be a 3-chapter game, with each one sold and released separately. They would take place in:
Chapter I - The Italian island of Sicily, with the large city of Vucciria (Palermo), as well as towns of Casbach (Mazara del Vallo) and Templi (Agrigento), plus the countryside. March 1977-October 1977.
Chapter II - The city of Las Platas, Aztec (Las Vegas, NV) and its metro area, as well as the Cañon Rojo (Red Rock Canyon) and Lake Draught (Lake Mead) areas, and the McHawkins Army Base. October 1977-May 1978.
Chapter III - Empire Bay, plus the coast of West Guernsey (New Jersey) with the towns of Trunk (Long Branch) and Westport (Atlantic City). February 1979-September 1979.
Story
New features:
-Players can watch fictional TV shows and news (think GTA IV/V, but more serious) on 2 different channels.
Vehicle list:
Cars:
Chapter I
Aero - Lancia Stratos 2-door coupe/targa,
Romana - Lancia Flavia 2-door coupe/convertible,
Tortona - Lancia Fulvia 4-door sedan,
Zeta - Lancia Beta Berlina 4-door fastback,
A16 - Autobianchi A112 3-door hatchback,
550 - Fiat 500 2-door sedan,
650 - Fiat 126 2-door sedan,
800 - Fiat 850 2-door sedan,
1100 - Fiat 127 3-door hatchback,
1400V - Fiat 238 panel van,
1600 - Fiat 124 4-door sedan,
1800 - Fiat 131 Mirafiori 4-door sedan (incl. police),
1900 - Fiat 125 5-door wagon,
1800SV - Fiat 124 Sport Spider roadstetarga/coupe,
2000D - Fiat 132 4-door sedan (incl. taxi),
Tuscani - Fiat Campagnola 2-door offroader,
Arco - Alfa Romeo Alfasud 4-door fastback,
Cabrio - 1974 Alfa Romeo Spider 2-door roadstetarga/coupe,
Falerno - Alfa Romeo Alfetta 4-door sedan (incl. police and Carabinieri),
Medici - Alfa Romeo Giulia (Type 105) 4-door sedan (incl. Carabinieri),
XT - Citroen DS21 4-dooor sedan/convertible,
80 - 1974 Oldsmobile 88 4-door hardtop/hearse,
3000 Riviera - Ferrari 308 2-door coupe/targa,
4200 Tampa - Ferrari Daytona 2-door coupe/targa/convertible,
Berlina - 1963 Maserati Quattroporte sedan,
Perbatto - Lamborghini Countach 2-door coupe/targa,
519e - BMW E12 520i 4-door sedan,
Costa - Opel Ascona B 2-door sedan/targa,
Pilot - Opel Kadett B 3-door wagon,
1100 - Simca 1000 4-door sedan,
Ball - VW Golf Mk1 3-door hatchback/convertible,
Cocce - VW Beetle 2-door sedan/convertible,
627 - 1974 Porsche 911 2-door coupe/targa/convertible.
D200 - Mercedes-Benz W115 4-door sedan (incl. taxi),
GE420 - Mercedes-Benz W116 4-door sedan,
GL450 - Mercedes-Benz R107 2-door coupe/targa/roadster,
TA3 - Mercedes-Benz T2 panel van/minibus/armoured van,
Ponderosa - 1973 Chevrolet K5 Blazer,
Ampezzo - Ford Cortina MkII 4-door sedan,
Cavalcade - Ford Escort MkII 2-door sedan/convertible,
Statesman - 1970 Range Rover 2-door SUV,
Golden Dawn - Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow 4-door sedan.
Chapter II:
Aero - Lancia Stratos 2-door coupe/targa,
Bastelli:
1900 SV - Fiat 124 Sport Spider 2-door coupe/targa/roadster,
Tourer - 1977 Buick Estate 5-door wagon,
M355 - 1965 Kaiser-Jeep M715 (military/civilian surplus),
Taxi - Checker Maraton 4-door sedan,
Cabrio - 1974 Alfa Romeo Spider 2-door roadster,
XT - Citroen DS21 4-door sedan/convertible,
90 - 1967 Oldsmobile 98 4-door sedan,
80 - 1974 Oldsmobile 88 4-door sedan,
Cavalcade - 1973 Oldsmobile Toronado 2-door coupe/convertible,
Sabre Custom - 1975 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 2-door coupe/targa,
Corporal - 1964 Plymouth Valiant 5-door wagon,
Moire - 1975 Plymouth Gran Fury 4-door sedan (incl. police and taxi),
Southport - 1966 Chrysler Newport 5-door wagon,
3000 Riviera - Ferrari 308 2-door coupe/targa,
4200 Tampa - Ferrari Daytona 2-door coupe/targa/convertible,
DT100 - 1955 Dodge C100 single cab pickup truck,
Sedan - 1965 Imperial LeBaron 4-door sedan,
Attache - 1966 AMC Ambassador 4-door sedan,
Berlina - 1963 Maserati Quattroporte sedan,
Perbatto - Lamborghini Countach 2-door coupe/targa,
529e - BMW E12 530i 4-door sedan,
Provincial Series VI - 1975 Lincoln Continental Mark IV 2-door coupe/convertible,
Provincial Series VII - 1977 Lincoln Continental Mark V 2-door coupe/convertible,
Boulevard - 1973 Cadillac DeVille 4-door sedan,
Conluenzo - 1959 Cadillac Eldorado 2-door coupe/convertible,
Hearse - 1976 Cadillac Series 75 hearse,
Hollywood - 1977 Cadillac Fleetwood 4-door sedan,
Limousine - 1976 Cadillac Series 75 limousine/convertible,
Pilot - Opel Kadett B 3-door wagon,
160 - Datsun 610 5-door wagon,
180 - Datsun 620 2-door pickup,
ST25 - Datsun 240Z 2-door coupe,
Conestoga - 1974 Jeep Wagoneer 4-door SUV,
Utility - Jeep CJ5 2-door offroader,
Ball - VW Rabbit Mk1 3-door hatchback/convertible,
Model A "Bug" - VW Beetle 2-door sedan/convertible,
Model B "Freerider" - 1966 VW Type 2 panel van/minibus,
Longchamp - 1976 Pontiac Grand Ville 2-door coupe/convertible,
Sarthe (1st gen) - 1970 Pontiac LeMans 2-door coupe/convertible,
Sarthe (2nd gen) - 1976 Pontiac LeMans 4-door sedan (incl. police),
627 - 1974 Porsche 911 2-door coupe/targa/convertible,
GE420 - Mercedes-Benz W116 4-door sedan.
GL450 - Mercedes-Benz R107 2-door coupe/targa/roadster.
Windsor - 1949 Mercury Eight 2-door coupe/convertible,
Lynx - 1976 Stutz Blackhawk 2-door coupe/targa/convertible,
Beverly - 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air coupe/convertible,
Compostela - 1968 Chevrolet El Camino 2-door pickup,
Dispatcher 2500 - 1973 Chevrolet Suburban K20 4-door SUV (incl. sheriff),
Executive - 1977 Chevrolet Impala 4-door sedan (incl. police, taxi and detective),
Frigate - 1971 Chevrolet Corvette 2-door coupe/targa/roadster,
Ponderosa - 1973 Chevrolet K-5 Blazer (incl. sheriff and military),
Shuboir - 1975 Chevrolet Chevelle 5-door wagon,
Truck 3500 - 1973 Chevrolet C30 double-cab pickup/tow truck (incl. military),
Valestra - 1975 Chevrolet Nova 3-door hatchback,
Cargoline - 1972 Ford Econoline 2-door panel van/minibus,
Carino - 1971 Ford Pinto 3-door hatchback,
Coupe - 1932 Ford 2-door coupe/convertible,
Cross-Country - 1972 Ford Country Squire 4-door wagon,
Lakefield - 1963 Ford Fairlane 4-door sedan,
S200 - 1965 Ford F-200 single cab pickup truck,
SLT - 1971 Ford LTD 4-door sedan,
Thunderbolt - 1970 Ford Thunderbird 4-door sedan/convertible,
Golden Dawn - Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow 4-door sedan,
Union - 1975 Honda Accord 3-door hatchback.
Chapter III:
Aero - Lancia Stratos 2-door coupe/targa,
400 - Volvo 244 4-door sedan,
1900 SV - Fiat 124 Sport Spider 2-door coupe/targa/roadster,
Scepter - 1978 Buick Regal 2-door coupe/T-top/convertible,
Tourer - 1977 Buick Estate 5-door wagon,
W355 - 1965 Kaiser-Jeep M715 (civilian surplus),
Taxi - Checker Maraton 4-door sedan,
Cabrio - 1974 Alfa Romeo Spider 2-door roadster,
XT - Citroen DS21 4-door sedan,
90 - 1967 Oldsmobile 98 4-door sedan,
80 - 1974 Oldsmobile 88 4-door sedan,
Cavalcade - 1973 Oldsmobile Toronado 2-door coupe/convertible.
Sabre Custom - 1975 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 2-door coupe/targa/convertible,
Corporal - 1964 Plymouth Valiant 5-door wagon,
Moire - 1975 Plymouth Gran Fury 4-door sedan (incl. police and taxi),
Southport - 1966 Chrysler Newport 5-door wagon,
3000 Riviera - Ferrari 308 2-door coupe/targa,
4200 Tampa - Ferrari Daytona 2-door coupe/targa/convertible,
DT100 - 1955 Dodge C100 single cab pickup truck,
Sedan - 1965 Imperial LeBaron 4-door sedan/convertible,
Attache - 1966 AMC Ambassador 4-door sedan,
Hare - 1975 AMC Pacer 3-door hatchback,
Berlina - 1963 Maserati Quattroporte sedan,
Perbatto - Lamborghini Countach 2-door coupe/targa,
529e - BMW E12 530i 4-door sedan,
Loire - 1977 Lincoln Versailles 4-door sedan,
Provincial Series VI - 1975 Lincoln Continental Mark IV 2-door coupe/convertible,
Provincial Series VII - 1977 Lincoln Continental Mark V 2-door coupe/convertible,
Boulevard - 1973 Cadillac DeVille 4-door sedan,
Conluenzo (1st gen) - 1959 Cadillac Eldorado 2-door coupe/convertible,
Hearse - 1976 Cadillac Series 75 hearse,
Hollywood - 1977 Cadillac Fleetwood 4-door sedan,
Limousine - 1976 Cadillac Series 75 limousine,
Pilot - Opel Kadett B 3-door wagon,
160 - Datsun 610 5-door wagon,
180 - Datsun 620 2-door pickup,
ST25 - Datsun 240Z 2-door coupe,
Conestoga - 1974 Jeep Wagoneer 4-door SUV,
M-5 - Jeep CJ5 2-door offroader,
Ball - VW Rabbit Mk1 3-door hatchback/convertible,
Model A "Bug" - VW Beetle 2-door sedan/convertible,
Model B "Freerider" - 1966 VW Type 2 panel van/minibus,
Longchamp - 1976 Pontiac Grand Ville 2-door coupe/convertible,
Sarthe (1st gen) - 1970 Pontiac LeMans 2-door coupe/convertible,
Sarthe (2nd gen) - 1976 Pontiac LeMans 4-door sedan (incl. police),
Venus - 1969 Pontiac Catalina 4-door wagon,
Vulture - 1976 Pontiac Firebird 2-door coupe/targa,
627 - 1974 Porsche 911 2-door coupe/targa/convertible.
E240 - Mercedes-Benz W123 4-door sedan,
GE420 - Mercedes-Benz W116 4-door sedan.
GL450 - Mercedes-Benz R107 2-door coupe/targa/roadster.
Lynx - 1976 Stutz Blackhawk 2-door coupe/T-top/convertible,
Compostela - 1968 Chevrolet El Camino 2-door pickup,
Dispatcher 2500 - 1973 Chevrolet Suburban K20 4-door SUV (incl. sheriff),
Executive - 1977 Chevrolet Impala 4-door sedan (incl. police and taxi),
Frigate - 1971 Chevrolet Corvette 2-door coupe/targa/roadster,
Ponderosa - 1973 Chevrolet K-5 Blazer (incl. sheriff),
Shuboir - 1975 Chevrolet Chevelle 5-door wagon,
Truck 3500 - 1973 Chevrolet C30 double-cab pickup/tow truck,
Valestra - 1975 Chevrolet Nova 3-door hatchback,
Cargoline - 1972 Ford Econoline 2-door panel van/minibus,
Carino - 1971 Ford Pinto 3-door hatchback,
Coupe - 1932 Ford 2-door coupe/convertible,
Cross-Country - 1972 Ford Country Squire 4-door wagon,
Lakefield - 1963 Ford Fairlane 4-door sedan
S200 - 1965 Ford F-200 single cab pickup truck,
SLT - 1971 Ford LTD 4-door sedan,
Thunderbolt - 1968 Ford Thunderbird 4-door sedan/convertible,
Trinidad - 1977 Ford Granada 4-door sedan,
Golden Dawn - Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow 4-door sedan,
Regalia - 1974 Toyota Corolla 4-door sedan,
Futura - 1975 Honda Civic 3-door hatchback,
Union - 1975 Honda Accord 3-door hatchback,
Heavy vehicles:
Chapter I:
B6 - 1977 Volvo F10 semi truck/box truck/flatbed.
12 - 1970 Fiat 343 bus,
6400 - 1963 Fiat 643N semi truck/flatbed/box truck/dump truck,
Chapter II/III:
Roader - 1961 Dodge Frank Motor Home,
354 - M35 "Deuce and a half" military/surplus truck,
356 - M809 6x6 military truck,
600 - 1976 Peterbilt 359 semi truck,
Bus - GM New Look bus,
S700 - 1968 Ford F-700 box truck/flatbed/dump truck/armoured truck (incl. SWAT),
T700 - 1968 Ford B-700 bus,
T8 - 1967 Kenworth W900A semi truck,
Warrior - 1971 Winnebago Brave,
Motorbikes:
Chapter I:
250 - 1963 Ducati 250,
Crawler - 1968 Ducati Scrambler,
R800 - 1972 Ducati SS 750,
850 Monza - 1976 Moto Guzzi 850 Le Mans,
150 RO - 1971 KTM 175 GS,
T900 - 1973 BMW R90S,
Apina 50 - 1963 Piaggio Vespa 50cc,
Apina 125 - 1968 Piaggio Vespa 125 Primavera,
Highwayman - 1965 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide 1200.
Chapter II/III:
250 - 1963 Ducati 250,
Crawler - 1968 Ducati Scrambler,
R800 - 1972 Ducati SS 750,
850 Monza - 1976 Moto Guzzi 850 Le Mans,
150 RO - 1971 KTM 175 GS,
T900 - 1973 BMW R90S,
500OX - 1975 Yamaha XT500,
S800 - 1972 Suzuki GT750,
Apina 125 - 1968 Piaggio Vespa 125 Primavera,
Cruiser - 1976 Harley-Davidson Softail,
Highwayman - 1965/1974 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide 1200 (incl. police).
Glider - 1974 Honda Goldwing GL 1000,
T90 - 1969 Honda C90,
TX125 - 1973 Honda CR125M,
Boats:
Returning from Mafia III (Vindicator and Airboat only in Chapter II and III), plus:
M400 - 1970s medium-sized motorboat (incl. Italian police and coast guard),
U800 - 1960s tugboat,
U900 - 1960s fishing smack,
Aqua Blu - 1969 Riva Aquarama,
2500 - 1970s American racing speedboat.
BC450 - 1976 Kawasaki JS400 jet ski.
Planes (Chapter II/III):
A45 Stallion - 1944 NAA P51B Mustang.
300 - 1967 Cessna 172H,
Noter - 1969 Cessna Citation,
S9 Ute - 1967 Piper P-31 Cherokee,
Mosquito 500 - 500cc ultralight aircraft.
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[MCU] The Secret History of Stan Lee in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Our story begins with Dr. Arnim Zola, henchman to Johann Schmidt, alias the Red Skull, leader of the leader of the Nazi wartime research organization HYDRA1. After pretending to defect and moving to America under Project Paperclip, Zola began to secretly re-form HYDRA within the US Government, resuming not only their attempts at world domination but their twisted occult and scientific research projects as well2.
One such project delved into the feasibility of human cloning3, with one potential end-goal being the resurrection of the Red Skull4 or possibly even Adolf Hitler himself5. Zola was cautious, however, unwilling to risk cloning whoever it was he intended to clone until he was sure the technology was ready. Using his newfound US Government contacts, he obtained a genetic sample from General Martin Lieber of the US Army who, coincidentally, happened to have been present at a ceremony in which Capt. Steven Rogers, alias Captain America was to receive the Medal of Valor in 19426 and would later encounter Howard Stark while out-of-uniform in 19467, as well bearing an uncanny resemblance to Earth-12188 comic writer Stan Lee (indeed, his resemblance could be described as not only Uncanny but Amazing, Incredible, and Fantastic as well). It remains to be seen what the eventual outcome of this line of research might have been, but Zola was left with a bunch of cloned Martin Lieber which he had to find some purpose for.
Three of these clones escaped in the mid-to-late 1950s, two of whom established false identities and careers that just happened to precisely mirror those of Earth-1218 celebrities Hugh Hefner and Larry King, encountered by Tony Stark, alias Iron Man in 20089 and 201010 respectively. This may seem unlikely, but its actually fairly common for equivalent figures on different Marvel earths to have strikingly similar names, personalities, and careers despite having wildly different backstories and parentage. Tony did not comment on the uncanny resemblance between the two, but considering that both were public figures, it's likely that by this point their resemblance was well-known, and there was nothing he could say about it that hadn't already been said.
The third escapee took a different route, taking the name Irving Forbush and joining the NYPD in the 15th precinct. Like the Earth-665 resident whose name he shared11, Forbush turned out to have a tremendous gift for sheer dumb luck (a gift that was no doubt shared to a lesser extent by his clone brothers, explaining their improbable tendency to be in the same place as superheroes), leading to a number of improbably successful arrests that enabled him to rapidly rise to the rank of Captain and honored with a portrait at the station which went unnoticed in 2015 by both Matt Murdoch, alias Daredevil12 and Jessica Jones13, also spearheading a few PSA campaigns which went equally unnoticed by both Luke Cage14 and Daniel Rand, alias Iron Fist15 in the same year. The next year, he would find himself in the opposite situation as he failed to notice Doctor Stephan Strange and Karl Mordo as they collided with the bus he was riding on one of his off days16.
The purpose Zola was looking for emerged some time around the turn of the millennium when HYDRA's agents within NASA began to work on what would eventually become Project Distant Star Return, an attempt to send astronauts to rescue the ancient inhuman Alveus (a being worshiped by the secret society that would eventually become HYDRA) from the distant planet Maveth17. Though Project Distant Star Return eventually ended up sending the astronauts through the portal created by the Monolith, HYDRA's researchers at NASA were aware of the Monolith's unreliability and intended to use it only as a last resort if they were unable to reach Maveth by other means. For this reason, a number of experimental spacecraft were developed to explore the possibility of exploiting such little-understood phenomena as the Bifrost Bridge18, Universal Neural Teleportation Network19, magical inter-dimensional portals20, and even attempts to replicate the unique properties of the Tesseract21. The clones of General Martin Lieber were press-ganged into serving as expendable test pilots for these craft, despite being nearly as old by this point as the original General Lieber had been in 1942.
One craft found itself stranded in space near the planet Xandar, where its clone pilot was rescued by the Nova Corps and began a new life on that planet as a swinging ladies man (considering one of his fellows' career as Earth-199999's equivalent of Hugh Hefner, it's possible that this personality trait was inherited from the original Lieber). It is here that he is breifly observed flirting with a young Xandarian lady by Rocket Racoon in 201422.
A second craft failed to make the jump through whatever spacial phenomenon it had been intended to exploit, and crash-landed on the Earth's moon, just outside the terreformed earth-like region whose Earth-616 equivalent was known as the "Blue Area"23, where its clone pilot was found and nursed back to health by Uatu the Watcher, becoming his companion. Due to injuries sustained during his brief time on the part of the moon outside the Blue Area's artificial atmosphere, the clone must be confined to a modified space suit in order to survive. This clone was present in the Blue Area when Yondu Udonta, Kraglin Obfonteri, Rocket Racoon, and Groot II pass through in the rapidly teleporting escape ship Quadrant24, also in 2014.
A third craft experienced a misfire in whatever form of teleportation it had been meant to use, and as all teleportation misfires apparently seem to, it arrived on Sakaar. After receiving extensive cybernetic augmentation in an attempt to blend in with the local culture, the clone pilot got a job as a hairdresser in the employ of Grandmaster En Dwi Gast. It was in this context that Thor encountered him in 201725.
A forth craft failed to leave earth at all, and after the HYDRA technicians finally managed to shut off its drive remotely, its clone pilot was returned to captivity. We'll get back to him in a moment.
It's unknown exactly how many experimental craft there were, or what the fates of any other test pilots might have been, if there were any. But after so many failures, it became evident to HYDRA's agents at NASA that they were going to have to use the Monolith as a means of transport after all, and the attempts to develop some sort of interstellar drive were abandoned, and in 2001, Project Distant Star Return went forward26.
Around this time, there was a mass breakout in which all of the remaining Lieber clones escaped captivity. To evade recapture and avoid arousing suspicion of being clones, they split up and cut all contact with one another, starting new lives in various different parts of the country. Many deliberately took low-profile, blue collar jobs in the belief that this sort of life would put them beneath HYDRA's notice, though the truth is that as men with no histories, they probably couldn't have gotten better jobs even if they wanted to.
One clone moved to Milwaukee. His personal history is largely unknown, but it's evident that at some point he discovered the imported Brazilian soft drink Pingo Doce and took a liking to it. In 2008 he happened to drink from a particular bottle that had been accidentally contaminated with the blood of Dr Robert Bruce Banner, alias the Incredible Hulk, who at the time was also attempting to keep a low profile in a blue collar job, working at the Rio de Janeiro plant where the beverage was bottled. The clone was hospitalized with "gamma sickness", catching the attention of the US military and giving them a lead with which to track Banner down27. Having popped up on the US military's radar and by extension HYDRA, this clone was assassinated in hospital by HYDRA agents posing as nurses via an "accidental" morphine overdose.
A second clone moved to Puente Antiguo, New Mexico where he got a job driving a winch truck for a local mechanic. When Mjölnir landed outside of town in 2011, he participated in the town-wide attempt to remove the hammer from the ground28. Luckily, when SHIELD arrived in town he got lost in the crowd and as a result, manged to escape their notice.
A third clone moved to New York, secure in the belief that the tremendous population of the city would make a chance encounter with HYDRA agents improbable to the point of being nearly impossible. However, in 2012 he was unlucky enough to be approached by NY-1 reporters as a "man on the street" to ask his opinion of the rumors surrounding the recent formation of the Avengers. He attempted to brush them off with a short, dismissive answer, but the brief encounter still made it onto television29, enabling HYDRA agents to track him down and assassinating him, making it look like his death was simply collateral damage in the Battle of New York.
A forth clone moved to Chattanooga, Tennessee. True to Lieber's lecherous personality, he served as the judge of a local beauty pageant attended by Tony Stark in 201330. Stark was not working with SHIELD at the time, and the pageant only made it onto local channels, so this clone evaded HYDRA's notice.
Following his experiences in the failed Distant Star Return launch, the forth test pilot wanted to get as far away from the US Government as he could, and eventually saved enough money for a plane ticket to London. It soon became clear to him that his exposure to the malfunctioning drive had left him more traumatized than he'd realized, and he checked himself into a mental institution. It was here that he encountered Dr. Erik Selvig in 2013 following the latter's mental breakdown31.
A sixth clone had a similar idea to the test pilot, but managed to scrape together enough cash to escape all the way to Italy, where (using the same luck that helped Captain Forbush) he made a name for himself as a high-roller at the riviera casinos. While taking a train, he encounters undercover SHIELD Agents Coulson and Simmons32, but manages to evade HYDRA's detection twice over since neither agent is working for them, and the people who soon attack the train are merely taking bribes from a HYDRA front company, rather than being employed by HYDRA itself, and thus neither privy to HYDRA's secrets nor expected to file reports to them. Nevertheless, this encounter rattled him, and he decides to move even farther away, to South Korea, where he drew on his gambling experience to establish a new identity as a croupier at a speakeasy casino in Busan, where in 2016 he narrowly escaped a battle between King T'Challa of Wakanda, alias Black Panther, and arms dealer Ulysses Klaue33.
An eighth clone moves to San Fransisco and becomes a bartender, where in 2015 he has a brief encounter with Ignacio, cousin to Scott-Lang (alias Ant-Man)'s friend Luis.34
A ninth clone decides to take a different route, hiding in plain sight within spitting distance of HYDRA's stronghold in Washington DC, in the employ of the US Government no less, as a security guard at the Smithsonian Institute, on the grounds that HYDRA would never think to look there since they'd assume he wouldn't be stupid enough to try it. Though he loses his job in 2014 after failing to prevent the theft of the original Captain America costume by Natalia Alianovna Romanoff, alias the Black Widow35, he survives long enough to see the overwhelming majority of the arm of HYDRA that had been infiltrating the US Government brought down by the combined efforts of Captain America, Black Widow, and Samuel Wilson, alias the Falcon.
With news of HYDRA's defeat, many of the clones cease attempting to hide, but they don't abandon the lives they've taken up, as they've become integral to their identities. Captain Forbush, who through his trademark dumb luck had obtained a hat incorrectly identifying him as a member of a group of WWII vets who Captain America had invited to a party at Avengers Tower in 2015, and was unafraid to go with them (though perhaps he should've been, judging by his reaction to trying Asgardian whiskey36. Another clone, who had gotten a job as a FedEx man, willingly delivers a package to "Tony Stank" (sic.) at the New Avengers Facility in New York37 (this New York-dwelling clone was almost certainly the same one who witnessed Peter Parker, alias Spider-Man attempting to stop a presumed car theft from his apartment window earlier that same year38, as that one was called Gary and therefore is unlikely to have been the same person as Irving Forbush).
'Nuff said.
Footnotes:
  1. Captain America: The First Avenger
  2. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  3. Captain America: The Winter Soldier - The Official Game
  4. This never came to fruition in the MCU (Earth-199999), but did on Earth-616 (the primary Marvel Comics universe), as seen in the Uncanny Avengers comic book, enabling the reintroduction of the Red Skull as a villain in the present day.
  5. Another scheme of Zola's that came to fruition only on Earth-616, resulting in the villain Hate-Monger, who debuted in the pages of Fantastic 4. While this may seem unlikely to have been Earth-199999 Zola's goal, as the MCU version of HYDRA had specifically divorced itself from Hitler's Nazi Party, since Hitler's desire for global conquest conflicted with Schmidt's own desire for the same, seeing the Fuhrur demoted to the position of his subordinate would no doubt have appealed to Zola's ego.
  6. Captain America: The First Avenger
  7. Agent Carter, Season 1
  8. I.E. real life
  9. Iron Man
  10. Iron Man 2
  11. A gofer at Mable Comics, appearing in the comic book Not Brand Echh, who used this gift to fight crime (mostly by accident) as the (poorly) masked vigilante Forbush Man.
  12. Daredevil, Season 1
  13. Jessica Jones, Season 1
  14. Luke Cage, Season 1
  15. Iron Fist, Season 1
  16. Doctor Strange
  17. Agents of SHIELD, Season 3
  18. Thor
  19. Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2
  20. Doctor Strange
  21. Captain America: The First Avenger
  22. Guardians of the Galaxy
  23. So named after being discovered by the Fantastic Four, who have yet to make their appearance in the MCU.
  24. Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2
  25. Thor: Ragnarok
  26. Agents of SHIELD, Season 3
  27. The Incredible Hulk
  28. Thor
  29. The Avengers
  30. Iron Man 3
  31. Thor: The Dark World
  32. Agents of SHIELD, Season 1
  33. Black Panther
  34. Ant-Man
  35. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  36. Avengers: Age of Ultron
  37. Captain America: Civil War
  38. Spider-Man: Homecoming
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I listened to over 400 albums, LP’s and EP’s in 2017. I wanted to share my list and experience with you.

Hi reddit,
Initially this started out as a typical 365 Albums in 365 Days challenge. We’ve seen them before haven’t we? You’ve probably even tried one yourself I imagine. I enjoy keeping lists, and tracking what I do over a particular. I already keep a list of what films I watch throughout a year, what books I’ve read, and so on. It only made sense for me to track the albums I listen to, and that’s how I ended up doing the challenge. However, I found myself also listening to a wide range of shorter EP’s and LP’s.
When listening to EP’s it felt a bit like cheating. How could I justify listening to a 15 minute EP one day, and listen to a 3-hour triple-LP the next? I couldn’t, so to make it a bit fairer I increased the target to 400, and then to 430 which I was able to hit just after Christmas.
Please note that this is just a silly little project that I would like to share with you all, I don't take music all that seriously, nor do I judge other's for their music tastes, I used to do this privately as a teenager but realised how much of a dense motherfucker I was, so doing this list has allowed me to come full circle in that regard.
Below is a list of everything I listened to, but before that I should get into some context about my musical taste and some general notes on the list. I would advise reading these before jumping straight into the list, just so you have an idea of what to expect.
 
Notes on the list
So I listen to a wide variety of music, I don’t generally stick to one genre, although like anyone, I do have my favourites and preferences and this will become obvious as the list goes on. For context, my favourite genres (I’m going to deliberately cast a very wide net here) range from electronic, jazz, hard rock, metal, electro-swing, blues/roots rock and punk. Again, I would like to stress this is deliberately vague and a wide net just to give you a general idea of what I like and what to expect to find in the list. I know reddit is home to some the world's greatest pedants but I'm not going to debate if deadmau5 is progressive house, tech house or two-step-inspired-80s-funk-disco-big-beat. It doesn't matter to me.
I will be the first to admit that there is a lack of some genres in this list, most notably hip-hop, especially compared to other genres. I’m a 26-year old white male from the UK countryside, I’m not exactly the first person you’d expect to listen to rap and grime and stuff Although I will admit, as the list goes on that number does start to grow - I will come back to this shortly.
I should also provide a greater context for the start of the list, and why it starts out the way it does. Throughout 2016 I spent a large portion of the year listening to the back catalogue of Miles Davis. He has dozens of albums and I spent a huge chunk of the previous year going through them. You can actually see this in action at the very start with the three albums, Sorcerer, Nerfititi and Filles de Kilimanjaro all being played in a row right at the start. These were the last three of his major label albums I needed to listen to, so it kinda spilled over into 2017 I guess. The first album, Nearness, was nominated for best Jazz Instrumental Album in the Grammy’s back in January so I just saw that as a simple place to start I guess.
How was I able to do this? Well I started the year working a part-time job in a small office, virtually by myself, I was essentially the only person in the office 80% of the time, and it allowed me to build up a huge collection of music to listen to. From dear favourites, to albums I probably should have already heard. (I will explain how I complied this shortly) I would work 6-hours a day, which if you include 40-minute-there-and-back commute allowed me to listen to as many as 7 albums/EP’s in a day, although this didn’t always happen.
I also figured I could listen to a lot of albums in the gym, which I ended up doing. I would handpick more suitable, faster, more aggressive albums which didn’t always work- Snuff by Slipknot coming on in the middle of a great workout is an immediate hype-killer, albeit a lovely song. From August I switched jobs, and so the list slowed down considerably, but by that point I had already amassed 250 listens. The rest would be listened to in the gym, at home, or via my new 50-minute commute. I also listened to a lot of audiobooks in this time, I probably could have got close to 500 if I was even more dedicated.
My methods of finding, storing and listening to albums simply came down to using spotify, specifically the Discover Weekly, Release Radar and Related Artists sections. I know this sounds like a bit of a shill, but I couldn’t believe how useful these tools are. My advice to anyone who is looking to find new bands/artists to listen to go to your favourite band’s spotify/deezetidal/apple music page and go through their related artists till you find one you like. Then go through their related artists pages, and so on. It starts slowly at first but as your tastes develop you begin to find more things you like, you understand them better, and learn to know what you like - classic example, I don’t like post-hardcore music. I just don’t like ‘shouty metal’ as I call it (there are a few odd exceptions, like anything but I generally don’t go in for it). However, as it turned out, I kinda like it when it’s a female vocalist doing it. I really enjoyed the sounds of Blood Command and Sumo Cyco for instance. Yes, I understand that these bands aren't 'post-hardcore' for you genre-pedants out there.
So, what did I learn/find out? Going chronologically is that I’ve learned to love Metal again. For years I dismissed it as shouty, over-indulgent noise but finding bands that blur the line between rock and metal, as well as the weird and wonderful. In March I stumbled across Ghost and absolutely fell in love with them. The Satanic thing is of course a fun gimmick but I love the pop-filtered metal sound. It was exactly what I wanted. I really, really love the album Meliora. I’d also second this to the various symphonic-metal bands, particularly Nightwish and Within Temptation. Dark Passion Play and Hydra have quickly become all-time favourites. I could go on but I’m sure you metalheads will be able to find what you’re looking for in the list.
Secondly, I learned to appreciate Kanye. So what you want about him as a person, his musical creations are phenomenal. I greatly adore his later work (MBDTF, Yeezus and TLOP) Yeezus in particular is another all-time favourite. I’m indifferent on the first three albums which I know is going to shock some people, they’re fine albums but I just prefer the later stuff.
Third, I learned to like Grime. I always held off on it but after sampling the likes of Skepta, Stormzy and a few others I learned that when they bang, there is nothing else like it. This can be seen towards the final third/back end of the list. I know grime might not agree as a whole but Gangs Signs and Prayer was one of the best albums I heard from 2017, and if I were to do this list in 2018, there’d likely be more Grime present.
Fourth, King Gizz are just amazing. End of. Just wanted to get that one out there. I’ll likely be starting 2018 with Gumboot Soup.
Lastly, I wanted to do this to prove to myself that I really can learn to enjoy all kinds of different music, from a huge spectrum, and so can you. If you go in with an open mind you can appreciate all sorts of bands and artists, I looked forward to listening to even the most weird and experimental and I guess ‘challenging’ of music.
Speaking of which, I would just like to point out that I only failed to finish two albums off this list:
Toxicity by System of a Down and Sold Out by DJ Paypal. I just found SOAD to be annoying and frankly they just don’t click with me, although I have heard some of Serj’s other work which is great, I think I turned it off with about 4 songs left. Sorry SOAD fans, I see the appeal but it just simply didn’t click for me, it happens sometimes. The latter (Sold Out) just wasn’t very good in my opinion so I turned it off after about 10 or 15 minutes. It felt like it was put together by someone who didn’t understand how to compose music, like at all. There were maybe 3 or 4 other albums I turned off before finishing but I didn’t write these down.
That’s enough from me, if you would like to know more about the list, or have any more specific questions or what I thought of a particular band/artist/song/album, ask away! Here is the list:
 
  1. Nearness - Joshua Redman & Brad Mehldau
  2. Vikings - New Politics
  3. New Politics - New Politics
  4. Sorcerer - Miles Davis
  5. Nerfititi - Miles Davis
  6. Filles de Kilimanjaro - Miles Davis
  7. The Complete Bitches Brew Sessions - Miles Davis
  8. The Storm - Tech N9ne
  9. Nonagon Infinity - King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
  10. 10 Ways To Steal Home Plate - Wolfgang Gartner
  11. American IV: The Man Comes Around - Johnny Cash
  12. Trans Europe Express - Kraftwerk
  13. Elvis Presley - Elvis
  14. The College Dropout - Kanye West
  15. Late Registration - Kanye West
  16. Head Hunters - Herbie Hancock
  17. A Love Supreme - John Coltrane
  18. La La Land - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
  19. Naught - Stolen Babies
  20. It Flew By - Electric Swing Circus
  21. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy - Kanye West
  22. Sunday at the Village Vanguard - Bill Evans Trio
  23. Reset - Flying Lotus
  24. Chulahoma- The Black Keys
  25. Graduation - Kanye West
  26. Sketches of Spain - Miles Davis
  27. Disc-Overy - Tinie Tempah
  28. For Lack of a Better Name - deadmau5
  29. BLVCK MVGIC - Kill the Noise
  30. To Pimp A Butterfly - Kendrick Lamar
  31. Yeezus - Kanye West
  32. Giant Steps - John Coltrane
  33. Be Here Now - Oasis
  34. Portrait in Jazz - Bill Evans Trio
  35. Thrust - Herbie Hancock
  36. Escape from Electric Mountain - Feed Me
  37. Watch the Throne - Jay-Z/Kanye West
  38. Animals - Pink Floyd
  39. Time Out - The Dave Brubeck Quartet
  40. Slipknot - Slipknot
  41. The Good, The Bad and The Queen - The Good, The Bad and The Queen
  42. High Visceral, Pt 1 - Psychedelic Porn Crumpets
  43. Roosevelt - Roosevelt
  44. Collide - Colleen D'agostino
  45. Human - Rag n Bone Man
  46. Float Along-Fill Your Lungs - King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
  47. Heathen Chemistry - Oasis
  48. The Fall - Gorillaz
  49. Lucid Dreams - Antiloops
  50. Random Album Title - deadmau5
  51. Iowa - Slipknot
  52. Under Stars - Amy MacDonald
  53. Live Life Living - Example
  54. Dumb Blood - VANT
  55. A Bad Girl in Harlem - New Politics
  56. Human After All - Daft Punk
  57. Once - Nightwish
  58. Drunk - Thundercat
  59. Idle Moments - Grant Green
  60. Flying Microtonal Banana - King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
  61. Pure Heroine - Lorde
  62. Country for Old Men - John Schofield
  63. Divide - Ed Sheeran
  64. Vol. 3: The Subliminal Verses - Slipknot
  65. Rage Against The Machine - Rage Against the Machine
  66. Opus Eponymous - Ghost
  67. I See You - The xx
  68. Different Creatures - Circa Waves
  69. The Evolution of Man - Example
  70. Stuff I used to do - deadmau5
  71. The New Vice - Otherkin
  72. Channel The Spirits - The Comet is Coming
  73. All Hope is Gone - Slipknot
  74. Dark Passion Play - Nightwish
  75. Infestissumam - Ghost
  76. Everything's Beautiful - Robert GlaspeMiles Davis
  77. Pattern + Grid World - Flying Lotus
  78. Ascension: Edition I - John Coltrane
  79. Jazz Samba - Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd
  80. Midnight Menu - TOKiMONSTA
  81. Study Guide - Question and Freddie Joachim
  82. Don't You Wanna - The Amazons
  83. Imaginaerum - Nightwish
  84. Born To Die - Lana Del Rey
  85. A/B - Kaleo
  86. Young Blindness - The Murlocs
  87. Rough Cuts - Parov Stelar
  88. Don't Believe The Truth - Oasis
  89. The 201 - Otherkin
  90. Led Zeppelin- Led Zeppelin
  91. Zawadi - Kimyan Law
  92. Settle - Disclosure
  93. Perceptions of Pacha - Goldfish
  94. To The Stars - Feed Me
  95. Playing in the Shadows - Example
  96. Introducing Christian Scott - Christian Scott
  97. The Balcony - Catfish and the Bottlemen
  98. 808s and Heartbreak - Kanye West
  99. The Velvet Underground & Nico - The Velvet Underground and Nico
  100. Weather Report - Weather Report
  101. 2112 - Rush
  102. The Day is My Enemy - The Prodigy
  103. Meliora - Ghost
  104. Venice - Anderson Paak
  105. Until The Quiet Comes - Flying Lotus
  106. Monk's Dream - Thelonious Monk
  107. Cosmic Intoxication - TOKiMONSTA
  108. xx - The xx
  109. Skin - Flume
  110. DAMN. - Kendrick Lamar
  111. Angels Fall First - Nightwish
  112. Roots and Herbs - Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers
  113. This is the Life - Amy MacDonald
  114. Everyday Robots - Damon Albarn
  115. Melt Yourself Down - Melt Yourself Down
  116. Sub Focus - Sub Focus
  117. Los Angeles - Flying Lotus
  118. Oceanborn- Nightwish
  119. The Burning Spider - Parov Stelar
  120. 1039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours - Green Day
  121. Last Evenings on Earth - Melt Yourself Down
  122. Split the Atom - Nosia
  123. Cult Drugs - Blood Command
  124. Led Zeppelin II - Led Zeppelin
  125. Humanz - Gorillaz
  126. ROCKISDEAD - Dorothy
  127. Bishop Briggs - Bishop Briggs
  128. Sophisticated Ignorance - Kronic
  129. Out of the Pit - Kobra and the Lotus
  130. Lazers Not Included - Wilkinson
  131. Prophecy - The Comet is Coming
  132. Century Child - Nightwish
  133. Black Focus - Yussef Kamaal
  134. Dig Out Your Soul - Oasis
  135. Time Machine - The Tazers
  136. Wish I Had An Angel - Nightwish
  137. Memories...Do Not Open - The Chainsmokers
  138. Money Sucks, Friends Rule - Dillon Francis
  139. Five Inches of a Car Accident - Blood Command
  140. Desiderium - TOKiMONSTA
  141. Mister Asylum - Highly Suspect
  142. Get Busy Living - Goldfish
  143. House of Gold & Bones Pt 1 - Stone Sour
  144. Barbara Barbara, we face a shining future - Underworld
  145. Blue and Lonesome - The Rolling Stones
  146. III - Moderat
  147. Smokin' At The Half Note - Wynton Kelly Trio and Wes Montgomery
  148. Blue Train - John Coltrane Sextet
  149. Willoughby's Beach - King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
  150. Modern Life is Rubbish - Blur
  151. channel ORANGE - Frank Ocean
  152. The Life of Pablo - Kanye West
  153. FOREVE - TOKiMONSTA
  154. The Unforgiving - Within Temptation
  155. Currents - Lux Pacific
  156. Amaranthe - Amaranthe
  157. Evil Empire - Rage Against the Machine
  158. Kobra and the Lotus - Kobra and the Lotus
  159. Ascension: Edition II - John Coltrane
  160. Polygon - Battle Tapes
  161. 12 Bar Bruise - King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
  162. Red Light Fix - The Dirty Youth
  163. The Invisible Girl - Parov Stelar
  164. You’re Invited - Gavin Turek & TOKiMONSTA
  165. Paradise - Lana Del Rey
  166. Canvas - Robert Glasper
  167. Ghostclocks - Blood Command
  168. Hypnotic - Wilkinson
  169. Spectrum - Billy Cobham
  170. The Amazons - The Amazons
  171. Lonerism- Tame Impala
  172. Exchange - The JuJu
  173. Ah Um - Charles Mingus
  174. Fanfares - GoGo Penguin
  175. House of Gold & Bones Pt 2 - Stone Sour
  176. Torus - Sub Focus
  177. Love in the 4th Dimension - The Big Moon
  178. Everybody Digs Bill Evans - Bill Evans Trio
  179. Arcade Fire (EP) - Arcade Fire
  180. Radio Moscow - Radio Moscow
  181. The Ride - Catfish and the Bottlemen
  182. Chapter 7 - Ezra Collective
  183. End of an Era - Nightwish
  184. All Killer, No Filler - Sum 41
  185. Exit Planet Dust - The Chemical Brothers
  186. Sound of Silver - LCD Soundsystem
  187. We're All Mad Here - Tut Tut Child
  188. Feed Me's Family Reunion- Feed Me
  189. The Black Halo - Kamelot
  190. Chuck - Chuck Berry
  191. Songs for the Deaf - Queens of the Stone Age
  192. I LOVE JAN LUNDGREN TRIO - Jan Lundgren Trio
  193. Enema of the State - blink-182
  194. Hard Normal Daddy - Squarepusher
  195. Are You Satisfied? - Slaves
  196. If You Have Ghost - Ghost
  197. High Priestess - Kobra and the Lotus
  198. How Did We Get So Dark? - Royal Blood
  199. Melodrama - Lorde
  200. Slowdive - Slowdive
  201. Young Chasers - Circa Waves
  202. Different Gear, Still Speeding - Beady Eye
  203. If You Wait - London Grammar
  204. The English Riviera - Metronomy
  205. Malibu - Anderson Paak
  206. In Utero - Nirvana
  207. Starfucker - STRFKR
  208. Nubya's 5ive - Nubya Garcia
  209. Gravity X - Truckfighters
  210. Oddments - King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
  211. On The Corner - Miles Davis
  212. Moanin' - Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers
  213. Animalia- Mammal Hands
  214. Space is the Place - Sun Ra
  215. Coexist - The xx
  216. Rumours - Fleetwood Mac
  217. Death to the Planet - The Comet is Coming
  218. Does This Look Infected? - Sum 41
  219. In Search Of... - N.E.R.D
  220. Somewhere in Between - Braxton Cook
  221. Welcome Reality - Nero
  222. Design Your Universe - Epica
  223. Mars Red Sky - Mars Red Sky
  224. Box of Secrets - Blood Red Shoes
  225. Spiritual Unity - Albert Ayler
  226. An Awesome Wave - alt-J
  227. The Boy Who Died Wolf - Highly Suspect
  228. Maybes - Mount Kimbie
  229. Sketch on Glass - Mount Kimbie
  230. New Eyes - Clean Bandit
  231. Every Valley - Public Service Broadcasting
  232. Theatre of Dimensions- Xandria
  233. Music For An Accelerated Culture - Hadouken!
  234. Diaspora - Christian Scott
  235. Feed Me’s Psychedelic Journey - Feed Me
  236. Extended Play - Baby Strange
  237. The Shadow Self - Tarja
  238. Keep Moving On - Friends In Tokyo
  239. Wisdom of Elders - Shabaka and the Ancestors
  240. I Sing The Body Electric - Weather Report
  241. Sold Out - DJ Paypal
  242. The Nothing - The Last Dinosaur
  243. XIII - Mushroomhead
  244. Dig Your Own Hole - The Chemical Brothers
  245. Saint Cecilia - Foo Fighters
  246. Prohibition Swing - Lyre Le Temps
  247. Random Access Memories - Daft Punk
  248. White Noise - The Living End
  249. Eye To The Telescope - KT Tunstall
  250. The Shape of Jazz To Come - Ornette Coleman
  251. The Bones Of What You Believe - CHVRCHES
  252. Loopholes - The Murlocs
  253. Toys - Crewdson
  254. Form - Battle Tapes
  255. Paper Mâché Dream Balloon - King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
  256. Led Zeppelin III - Led Zeppelin
  257. Coeur Calme- Kimyan Law
  258. Cosmogramma - Flying Lotus
  259. Know No Better - Major Lazer
  260. Superunknown - Soundgarden
  261. Prevail I - Kobra and the Lotus
  262. Miles Davis and Milt Jackson Quintet/Sextet - Miles Davis & Milt Jackson
  263. Dim Lit - Polar Bear
  264. SBTRKT - SBTRKT
  265. Miles Davis And Horns - Miles Davis
  266. Pip Paine (Pay The £5000 You Owe) - Metronomy
  267. Born For This - 7kingz
  268. Dedication: The Start - 7kingz
  269. Dedication: The Finish - 7kingz
  270. After Laughter - Paramore
  271. Endless Forms Most Beautiful - Nightwish
  272. Overly Dedicated- Kendrick Lamar
  273. The Silent Force - Within Temptation
  274. Go Plastic - Squarepusher
  275. Royal Deluxe - Royal Deluxe
  276. Straight Outta Burbank - Stone Sour
  277. Cult of the New Beat - Blood Command
  278. Make Rock Great Again - Kaiser Franz Josef
  279. Midnight Cometh - Wo Fat
  280. Phi - Truckfighters
  281. Hacktivist - Hacktivist
  282. Enter - Within Temptation
  283. The Beyond/Where The Giants Roam - Thundercat
  284. Devil Electric - Devil Electric
  285. Sketches of Brunswick East - King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard/Mild High Club
  286. … For The Whole World To See - Death
  287. The New Sounds - Miles Davis
  288. Demonstration - Tinie Tempah
  289. The Way of the Fist - Five Finger Death Punch
  290. Together, As One - Dinosaur
  291. God Save the Teen - Strange Bones
  292. The Quantum Enigma - Epica
  293. Stone Sour - Stone Sour
  294. We The Rats - Strange Bones
  295. In A Silent Way - Miles Davis
  296. One Day As A Lion EP - One Day As A Lion
  297. Mother Earth - Within Temptation
  298. Sun Giant - Fleet Foxes
  299. She’s Here Now - Estrons
  300. Experience - The Prodigy
  301. Maiden Voyage - Herbie Hancock
  302. Headspin - Black Honey
  303. Music is Rotted One Note - Squarepusher
  304. color & monochrome - bohemianvoodoo/Fox Capture Plan
  305. Ouroboros - Ruby the Hatchet
  306. Call Him A Doctor - GFOTY
  307. Section 80 - Kendrick Lamar
  308. Falling Into Pieces - Black Casino and the Ghost
  309. Born For This - Royal Deluxe
  310. Whip It On - The Ravonettes
  311. How to be a Human Being - Glass Animals
  312. Concrete and Gold - Foo Fighters
  313. Mania - Truckfighters
  314. Please Please Me - The Beatles
  315. Night Lights - Gerry Mulligan Sextet
  316. Nuclear Blast (Bonus) - Nightwish
  317. Hand Us The Alpha Male - Blood Command
  318. Legendary EP - Welshly Arms
  319. War is the Answer - Five Finger Death Punch
  320. Save Yourself - SBTRKT
  321. Gold Dust - The Dirty Youth
  322. AVĪCI (01) - Avicii
  323. The Holographic Principle - Epica
  324. Richard D. James Album - Aphex Twin
  325. Budakhan Mindphone - Squarepusher
  326. Come What(ever) May - Stone Sour
  327. color & monochrome 2 - bohemianvoodoo/Fox Capture Plan
  328. The Heart of Everything- Within Temptation
  329. What Am I Going To Do With Everything I Know? - The Weather Station
  330. Gang Signs and Prayer - Stormzy
  331. Wild Honey - The Beach Boys
  332. XX - Dawnbringer
  333. Prophets of Rage - Prophets of Rage
  334. Time and Space - Moses Boyd
  335. Companion - Braids
  336. Hailey Tuck - Hailey Tuck
  337. Halestorm - Halestorm
  338. Voodoo Swing - The Vaude Villainz
  339. Boiling Point - Tech N9ne
  340. Join the Q - The Qemists
  341. As You Were - Liam Gallagher
  342. Heliocentrics x GLK - Heliocentrics/Gaslamp Killer
  343. Harmony of Difference - Kamasi Washington
  344. Cardinal - Pinegrove
  345. EP - BARTEK
  346. Konnichiwa - Skepta
  347. The Decline of British Sea Power - British Sea Power
  348. Swagger - Flogging Molly
  349. The Decline - NOFX
  350. Hydra - Within Temptation
  351. In A Beautiful Place Out in the Country - Boards of Canada
  352. Popestar - Ghost
  353. A Giant Warrior Descends on Tokyo - Feed Me
  354. Snake EP - P Money
  355. Foo Fighters - Foo Fighters
  356. Lost in Translation - New Politics
  357. The Social Network - Trent ReznoAtticus Ross
  358. Frost/Nixon (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - Hans Zimmer
  359. Party All the Way to the Hospital - Blood Command
  360. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (Original Score) - Tyler Bates
  361. No Roots - Alice Merton
  362. Audio Secrecy - Stone Sour
  363. Dunkirk (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - Hans Zimmer
  364. USS (Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker) - New World Alphabet
  365. Kind of Blue - Miles Davis
  366. Back to the Future - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
  367. Danger Twins - Danger Twins
  368. For The Masses - Hadouken!
  369. S/T - Gost
  370. Toys - Broken & Remixed - Crewdson
  371. Muscle Museum - Muse
  372. Covers EP - Welshy Arms
  373. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds - Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
  374. The Storm - ZZ Ward
  375. Til The Casket Drops - ZZ Ward
  376. Lun - Destiny Potato
  377. Dual - Sampha
  378. Snake EP 2 - P Money
  379. Toxicity - System of a Down
  380. 13 Voices - Sum 41
  381. Uh Huh - Danger Twins
  382. Idiom - Joe Armon-Jones/Maxwell Owin
  383. Valley of the Snake - Ruby The Hatchet
  384. Petals - Darlia
  385. No Bullshit - Avelino
  386. So In Love - Hailey Tuck
  387. OK - Otherkin
  388. Lazy Afternoon - Zara McFarlane
  389. Go Away EP - Milk Teeth
  390. Encore - DJ Snake
  391. Quiet Things - Colleen D’Agostino
  392. I’m In Your Mind Fuzz - King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
  393. No Sleep EP - K2 World/Sir Spyro
  394. Pandora’s Piñata - Diablo Swing Orchestra
  395. Villains - Queens of the Stone Age
  396. Health - Alpha Male Tea Party
  397. Elephant - The White Stripes
  398. No Talk EP - Capo Lee
  399. Fly 4 Life - Route 94
  400. Have Yourself A Very KT Christmas - KT Tunstall
  401. Hydrograd - Stone Sour
  402. Talk Like Thunder - VANT
  403. Sad Sack - Milk Teeth
  404. Everyday is Christmas - Sia
  405. BARTEK - BARTEK
  406. Twelve Tales of Christmas - Tom Chaplin
  407. A Very Decent Christmas - Mad Decent
  408. Pacifisticuffs - Diablo Swing Orchestra
  409. Christmas at the Piano - Kevin Duncan
  410. Dead Sara - Dead Sara
  411. Winter Fantasy - David Arkenstone/Charlee Brooks
  412. Carols from Kings - The Choir of Kings College, Cambridge
  413. Christmas in Blue - Sam Sparro
  414. Misunderstood - Route 94
  415. Delancey Street - Hailey Tuck
  416. Feed Me’s Existential Crisis - Feed Me
  417. Ceremony and Devotion - Ghost
  418. The Classic Christmas Album - Andy Williams
  419. The Weird and Wonderful Marmozets - Marmozets
  420. A Very Very Decent Christmas - Mad Decent
  421. Wrapped in Red - Kelly Clarkson
  422. Merry Christmas - Mariah Carey
  423. Merry Christmas Everyone - Shakin’ Stevens
  424. Christmas - Michael Bublé
  425. Funeral Beach - Blood Command
  426. Every Weekend - Hadouken!
  427. Dookie - Green Day
  428. Opus Mar - Sumo Cyco
  429. Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned - The Prodigy
  430. No Grave But The Sea - Alestorm
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A Good One Shot

Be me, Jeremiah Monroe, secretly a bandit named Six Shot Stevens
Have gang of fellow bandits, been banditing since we were kids
Be geriatric as fuck
OneLastScore.mp3
Not me:
Old lady who is secretly a witch and lives in the forest
Random fortuneteller who is a sham
Magician named Ziggy Stardust who has a voice in his head named Wiggy (voiced by Michael Caine)
British burglar
Blood magic user
Gm is the gamblepriest/doctor from my usual campaign, trying his hand at deadlands
Las Vegas, 1880:
Us all ignoring the fact Las Vegas was founded in 1904
Party waiting at the Lucky 68 hotel and casino for Mr. Grouse so he can give each of us a job interview
Ziggy and the fortune teller get hired as acts for the attached theatre, the witch as housekeeping staff, and myself, the boyz, and the blood mage as security
Burglar meets with his contact in the hotel
Contact has long white hair and is named Gerald Riviera
Mfw it's the witcher
Mfw my promise of breaking up the workers strike gets me made head of security
Assign 2 of the boyz on each new performer
Scope out the place, the only 2 people with access to the vault are the owner and the accountant
Vault has one big box for the casino and smaller boxes for the guests
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Fortune teller sets up a palm reading station to get some cash
Gotta respect the hustle
Ziggy does loads of drugs
Michael Caine tries to get him to stop
No such luck
The witch scopes out the place by loudly announcing she needs the bathroom, chilling in there for half an hour, and when the coast is clear sneaking around the hotel
RickSanchez_GonnaGoTakeAShit.mp3
Burglar does burglar things and robs some rooms blind
Have one of my fellow 80-something year old buddies pretend to be homeless, go to the front desk and ask for the accountant
They start shouting at each other, I walk up and ask what the problem is
I start shouting in the lobby "That's enough Mr homeless man I don't know why you're coming in here and are talking to the accountant like he's the secret leader of the people striking but I'm afraid I'll have to throw you out"
The party decides this homeless man is a threat and try to attack him
Somehow grapple them into stopping from killing my best friend
Mfw I tell the owner that the accountant had a meeting with someone who looked like they might be striking
Tfw the witch decides to go around feeding people cookies that makes them transform into chickens
I go find a locksmith, arrange for him to later make copies of keys from wax molds I give him
Go buy industrial amounts of wax
Nightly show begins
Ziggy wants me to be on stage as a volunteer, asks me to pick a card, takes my gun, throws the deck in the air and shoots my card
Mfw
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Address the crowd, telling them there are reports of a thief in the area and we suspect that he might be using a counterfeit key, so we need to inspect everyone's keys as they leave the theatre
Mfw it fucking works
The witch at this point decides it would be a great time to go to the owner's suite
Tfw he is speaking way more ominously, pulls open the curtains to reveal a full moon
Tfw he's been a werewolf this entire time
Tfw the witch has also been a werewolf this entire time
They both run down to the lobby, burst into the theatre, everyone shits themselves
Burglar and Geralt of Rivia Gerald Riviera start shooting at the werewolves
Ziggy decides to shoot the 2 guards I gave him and make a break for it.
Voice in his head: "That's not the proper way Ziggy"
Ziggy: "I don't care man there's 2 fucking werewolves and the security are after me!"
Voice in his head: "No I mean you're going the wrong way, there's a back exit!"
Mfw 2 of my childhood friends have been murdered
The blood mage decides to convince people now would be the optimal time for people to come give me their keys
Mfw
"It's too late now, the thief has already stolen all of your valuables from the safety deposit vaults! It was Ziggy Stardust!"
Panicked guests decide to swarm after him
Ziggy teleports inside the vault thinking it'll be safe there
In the commotion myself and the boyz decide to go rob the vault
Blood Mage comes with us
Vault is locked
Mfw I remember I never got the key off the accountant
Mfw I remember I have 10 sticks of dynamite
Mfw I see the dude who killed 2 of my buddies standing in the vault
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Take everything we can find, have no keys but we still break around 30 safe deposit boxes.
The blood mage was after a book on blood magic, I see it and use my natural charisma to remind him of the tactical error of starting a fight when surrounded by 8 people with guns
Ride into the sunset, try to learn some blood magic to make myself found again
Nat 1
Give the blood mage the book and their share of the shit we stole, wished them farewell
We decide to spend what few years we have left spending all our ill gotten gains in Mexico where nobody has a bounty on us
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I listened to over 400 albums, LP’s and EP’s in 2017. I wanted to share my list and experience with you

Hi reddit,
Initially this started out as a typical 365 Albums in 365 Days challenge. We’ve seen them before haven’t we? You’ve probably even tried one yourself I imagine. I enjoy keeping lists, and tracking what I do over a particular. I already keep a list of what films I watch throughout a year, what books I’ve read, and so on. It only made sense for me to track the albums I listen to, and that’s how I ended up doing the challenge. However, I found myself also listening to a wide range of shorter EP’s and LP’s.
When listening to EP’s it felt a bit like cheating. How could I justify listening to a 15 minute EP one day, and listen to a 3-hour triple-LP the next? I couldn’t, so to make it a bit fairer I increased the target to 400, and then to 430 which I was able to hit just after Christmas.
Please note that this is just a silly little project that I would like to share with you all, I don't take music all that seriously, nor do I judge other's for their music tastes, I used to do this privately as a teenager but realised how much of a dense motherfucker I was, so doing this list has allowed me to come full circle in that regard.
Below is a list of everything I listened to, but before that I should get into some context about my musical taste and some general notes on the list. I would advise reading these before jumping straight into the list, just so you have an idea of what to expect.
 
Notes on the list:
So I listen to a wide variety of music, I don’t generally stick to one genre, although like anyone, I do have my favourites and preferences and this will become obvious as the list goes on. For context, my favourite genres (I’m going to deliberately cast a very wide net here) range from electronic, jazz, hard rock, metal, electro-swing, blues/roots rock and punk. Again, I would like to stress this is deliberately vague and a wide net just to give you a general idea of what I like and what to expect to find in the list. I know reddit is home to some the world's greatest pedants but I'm not going to debate if deadmau5 is progressive house, tech house or two-step-inspired-80s-funk-disco-big-beat. It doesn't matter to me.
I will be the first to admit that there is a lack of some genres in this list, most notably hip-hop, especially compared to other genres. I’m a 26-year old white male from the UK countryside, I’m not exactly the first person you’d expect to listen to rap and grime and stuff Although I will admit, as the list goes on that number does start to grow - I will come back to this shortly.
I should also provide a greater context for the start of the list, and why it starts out the way it does. Throughout 2016 I spent a large portion of the year listening to the back catalogue of Miles Davis. He has dozens of albums and I spent a huge chunk of the previous year going through them. You can actually see this in action at the very start with the three albums, Sorcerer, Nerfititi and Filles de Kilimanjaro all being played in a row right at the start. These were the last three of his major label albums I needed to listen to, so it kinda spilled over into 2017 I guess. The first album, Nearness, was nominated for best Jazz Instrumental Album in the Grammy’s back in January so I just saw that as a simple place to start I guess.
How was I able to do this? Well I started the year working a part-time job in a small office, virtually by myself, I was essentially the only person in the office 80% of the time, and it allowed me to build up a huge collection of music to listen to. From dear favourites, to albums I probably should have already heard. (I will explain how I complied this shortly) I would work 6-hours a day, which if you include 40-minute-there-and-back commute allowed me to listen to as many as 7 albums/EP’s in a day, although this didn’t always happen.
I also figured I could listen to a lot of albums in the gym, which I ended up doing. I would handpick more suitable, faster, more aggressive albums which didn’t always work- Snuff by Slipknot coming on in the middle of a great workout is an immediate hype-killer, albeit a lovely song. From August I switched jobs, and so the list slowed down considerably, but by that point I had already amassed 250 listens. The rest would be listened to in the gym, at home, or via my new 50-minute commute. I also listened to a lot of audiobooks in this time, I probably could have got close to 500 if I was even more dedicated.
My methods of finding, storing and listening to albums simply came down to using spotify, specifically the Discover Weekly, Release Radar and Related Artists sections. I know this sounds like a bit of a shill, but I couldn’t believe how useful these tools are. My advice to anyone who is looking to find new bands/artists to listen to go to your favourite band’s spotify/deezetidal/apple music page and go through their related artists till you find one you like. Then go through their related artists pages, and so on. It starts slowly at first but as your tastes develop you begin to find more things you like, you understand them better, and learn to know what you like - classic example, I don’t like post-hardcore music. I just don’t like ‘shouty metal’ as I call it (there are a few odd exceptions, like anything but I generally don’t go in for it). However, as it turned out, I kinda like it when it’s a female vocalist doing it. I really enjoyed the sounds of Blood Command and Sumo Cyco for instance. Yes, I understand that these bands aren't 'post-hardcore' for you genre-pedants out there.
So, what did I learn/find out? Going chronologically is that I’ve learned to love Metal again. For years I dismissed it as shouty, over-indulgent noise but finding bands that blur the line between rock and metal, as well as the weird and wonderful. In March I stumbled across Ghost and absolutely fell in love with them. The Satanic thing is of course a fun gimmick but I love the pop-filtered metal sound. It was exactly what I wanted. I really, really love the album Meliora. I’d also second this to the various symphonic-metal bands, particularly Nightwish and Within Temptation. Dark Passion Play and Hydra have quickly become all-time favourites. I could go on but I’m sure you metalheads will be able to find what you’re looking for in the list.
Secondly, I learned to appreciate Kanye. So what you want about him as a person, his musical creations are phenomenal. I greatly adore his later work (MBDTF, Yeezus and TLOP) Yeezus in particular is another all-time favourite. I’m indifferent on the first three albums which I know is going to shock some people, they’re fine albums but I just prefer the later stuff.
Third, I learned to like Grime. I always held off on it but after sampling the likes of Skepta, Stormzy and a few others I learned that when they bang, there is nothing else like it. This can be seen towards the final third/back end of the list. I know grime might not agree as a whole but Gangs Signs and Prayer was one of the best albums I heard from 2017, and if I were to do this list in 2018, there’d likely be more Grime present.
Fourth, King Gizz are just amazing. End of. Just wanted to get that one out there. I’ll likely be starting 2018 with Gumboot Soup.
Lastly, I wanted to do this to prove to myself that I really can learn to enjoy all kinds of different music, from a huge spectrum, and so can you. If you go in with an open mind you can appreciate all sorts of bands and artists, I looked forward to listening to even the most weird and experimental and I guess ‘challenging’ of music.
Speaking of which, I would just like to point out that I only failed to finish two albums off this list:
Toxicity by System of a Down and Sold Out by DJ Paypal. I just found SOAD to be annoying and frankly they just don’t click with me, although I have heard some of Serj’s other work which is great, I think I turned it off with about 4 songs left. Sorry SOAD fans, I see the appeal but it just simply didn’t click for me, it happens sometimes. The latter (Sold Out) just wasn’t very good in my opinion so I turned it off after about 10 or 15 minutes. It felt like it was put together by someone who didn’t understand how to compose music, like at all. There were maybe 3 or 4 other albums I turned off before finishing but I didn’t write these down.
That’s enough from me, if you would like to know more about the list, or have any more specific questions or what I thought of a particular band/artist/song/album, ask away! Here is the list:
 
  1. Nearness - Joshua Redman & Brad Mehldau
  2. Vikings - New Politics
  3. New Politics - New Politics
  4. Sorcerer - Miles Davis
  5. Nerfititi - Miles Davis
  6. Filles de Kilimanjaro - Miles Davis
  7. The Complete Bitches Brew Sessions - Miles Davis
  8. The Storm - Tech N9ne
  9. Nonagon Infinity - King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
  10. 10 Ways To Steal Home Plate - Wolfgang Gartner
  11. American IV: The Man Comes Around - Johnny Cash
  12. Trans Europe Express - Kraftwerk
  13. Elvis Presley - Elvis
  14. The College Dropout - Kanye West
  15. Late Registration - Kanye West
  16. Head Hunters - Herbie Hancock
  17. A Love Supreme - John Coltrane
  18. La La Land - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
  19. Naught - Stolen Babies
  20. It Flew By - Electric Swing Circus
  21. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy - Kanye West
  22. Sunday at the Village Vanguard - Bill Evans Trio
  23. Reset - Flying Lotus
  24. Chulahoma- The Black Keys
  25. Graduation - Kanye West
  26. Sketches of Spain - Miles Davis
  27. Disc-Overy - Tinie Tempah
  28. For Lack of a Better Name - deadmau5
  29. BLVCK MVGIC - Kill the Noise
  30. To Pimp A Butterfly - Kendrick Lamar
  31. Yeezus - Kanye West
  32. Giant Steps - John Coltrane
  33. Be Here Now - Oasis
  34. Portrait in Jazz - Bill Evans Trio
  35. Thrust - Herbie Hancock
  36. Escape from Electric Mountain - Feed Me
  37. Watch the Throne - Jay-Z/Kanye West
  38. Animals - Pink Floyd
  39. Time Out - The Dave Brubeck Quartet
  40. Slipknot - Slipknot
  41. The Good, The Bad and The Queen - The Good, The Bad and The Queen
  42. High Visceral, Pt 1 - Psychedelic Porn Crumpets
  43. Roosevelt - Roosevelt
  44. Collide - Colleen D'agostino
  45. Human - Rag n Bone Man
  46. Float Along-Fill Your Lungs - King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
  47. Heathen Chemistry - Oasis
  48. The Fall - Gorillaz
  49. Lucid Dreams - Antiloops
  50. Random Album Title - deadmau5
  51. Iowa - Slipknot
  52. Under Stars - Amy MacDonald
  53. Live Life Living - Example
  54. Dumb Blood - VANT
  55. A Bad Girl in Harlem - New Politics
  56. Human After All - Daft Punk
  57. Once - Nightwish
  58. Drunk - Thundercat
  59. Idle Moments - Grant Green
  60. Flying Microtonal Banana - King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
  61. Pure Heroine - Lorde
  62. Country for Old Men - John Schofield
  63. Divide - Ed Sheeran
  64. Vol. 3: The Subliminal Verses - Slipknot
  65. Rage Against The Machine - Rage Against the Machine
  66. Opus Eponymous - Ghost
  67. I See You - The xx
  68. Different Creatures - Circa Waves
  69. The Evolution of Man - Example
  70. Stuff I used to do - deadmau5
  71. The New Vice - Otherkin
  72. Channel The Spirits - The Comet is Coming
  73. All Hope is Gone - Slipknot
  74. Dark Passion Play - Nightwish
  75. Infestissumam - Ghost
  76. Everything's Beautiful - Robert GlaspeMiles Davis
  77. Pattern + Grid World - Flying Lotus
  78. Ascension: Edition I - John Coltrane
  79. Jazz Samba - Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd
  80. Midnight Menu - TOKiMONSTA
  81. Study Guide - Question and Freddie Joachim
  82. Don't You Wanna - The Amazons
  83. Imaginaerum - Nightwish
  84. Born To Die - Lana Del Rey
  85. A/B - Kaleo
  86. Young Blindness - The Murlocs
  87. Rough Cuts - Parov Stelar
  88. Don't Believe The Truth - Oasis
  89. The 201 - Otherkin
  90. Led Zeppelin- Led Zeppelin
  91. Zawadi - Kimyan Law
  92. Settle - Disclosure
  93. Perceptions of Pacha - Goldfish
  94. To The Stars - Feed Me
  95. Playing in the Shadows - Example
  96. Introducing Christian Scott - Christian Scott
  97. The Balcony - Catfish and the Bottlemen
  98. 808s and Heartbreak - Kanye West
  99. The Velvet Underground & Nico - The Velvet Underground and Nico
  100. Weather Report - Weather Report
  101. 2112 - Rush
  102. The Day is My Enemy - The Prodigy
  103. Meliora - Ghost
  104. Venice - Anderson Paak
  105. Until The Quiet Comes - Flying Lotus
  106. Monk's Dream - Thelonious Monk
  107. Cosmic Intoxication - TOKiMONSTA
  108. xx - The xx
  109. Skin - Flume
  110. DAMN. - Kendrick Lamar
  111. Angels Fall First - Nightwish
  112. Roots and Herbs - Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers
  113. This is the Life - Amy MacDonald
  114. Everyday Robots - Damon Albarn
  115. Melt Yourself Down - Melt Yourself Down
  116. Sub Focus - Sub Focus
  117. Los Angeles - Flying Lotus
  118. Oceanborn- Nightwish
  119. The Burning Spider - Parov Stelar
  120. 1039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours - Green Day
  121. Last Evenings on Earth - Melt Yourself Down
  122. Split the Atom - Nosia
  123. Cult Drugs - Blood Command
  124. Led Zeppelin II - Led Zeppelin
  125. Humanz - Gorillaz
  126. ROCKISDEAD - Dorothy
  127. Bishop Briggs - Bishop Briggs
  128. Sophisticated Ignorance - Kronic
  129. Out of the Pit - Kobra and the Lotus
  130. Lazers Not Included - Wilkinson
  131. Prophecy - The Comet is Coming
  132. Century Child - Nightwish
  133. Black Focus - Yussef Kamaal
  134. Dig Out Your Soul - Oasis
  135. Time Machine - The Tazers
  136. Wish I Had An Angel - Nightwish
  137. Memories...Do Not Open - The Chainsmokers
  138. Money Sucks, Friends Rule - Dillon Francis
  139. Five Inches of a Car Accident - Blood Command
  140. Desiderium - TOKiMONSTA
  141. Mister Asylum - Highly Suspect
  142. Get Busy Living - Goldfish
  143. House of Gold & Bones Pt 1 - Stone Sour
  144. Barbara Barbara, we face a shining future - Underworld
  145. Blue and Lonesome - The Rolling Stones
  146. III - Moderat
  147. Smokin' At The Half Note - Wynton Kelly Trio and Wes Montgomery
  148. Blue Train - John Coltrane Sextet
  149. Willoughby's Beach - King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
  150. Modern Life is Rubbish - Blur
  151. channel ORANGE - Frank Ocean
  152. The Life of Pablo - Kanye West
  153. FOREVE - TOKiMONSTA
  154. The Unforgiving - Within Temptation
  155. Currents - Lux Pacific
  156. Amaranthe - Amaranthe
  157. Evil Empire - Rage Against the Machine
  158. Kobra and the Lotus - Kobra and the Lotus
  159. Ascension: Edition II - John Coltrane
  160. Polygon - Battle Tapes
  161. 12 Bar Bruise - King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
  162. Red Light Fix - The Dirty Youth
  163. The Invisible Girl - Parov Stelar
  164. You’re Invited - Gavin Turek & TOKiMONSTA
  165. Paradise - Lana Del Rey
  166. Canvas - Robert Glasper
  167. Ghostclocks - Blood Command
  168. Hypnotic - Wilkinson
  169. Spectrum - Billy Cobham
  170. The Amazons - The Amazons
  171. Lonerism- Tame Impala
  172. Exchange - The JuJu
  173. Ah Um - Charles Mingus
  174. Fanfares - GoGo Penguin
  175. House of Gold & Bones Pt 2 - Stone Sour
  176. Torus - Sub Focus
  177. Love in the 4th Dimension - The Big Moon
  178. Everybody Digs Bill Evans - Bill Evans Trio
  179. Arcade Fire (EP) - Arcade Fire
  180. Radio Moscow - Radio Moscow
  181. The Ride - Catfish and the Bottlemen
  182. Chapter 7 - Ezra Collective
  183. End of an Era - Nightwish
  184. All Killer, No Filler - Sum 41
  185. Exit Planet Dust - The Chemical Brothers
  186. Sound of Silver - LCD Soundsystem
  187. We're All Mad Here - Tut Tut Child
  188. Feed Me's Family Reunion- Feed Me
  189. The Black Halo - Kamelot
  190. Chuck - Chuck Berry
  191. Songs for the Deaf - Queens of the Stone Age
  192. I LOVE JAN LUNDGREN TRIO - Jan Lundgren Trio
  193. Enema of the State - blink-182
  194. Hard Normal Daddy - Squarepusher
  195. Are You Satisfied? - Slaves
  196. If You Have Ghost - Ghost
  197. High Priestess - Kobra and the Lotus
  198. How Did We Get So Dark? - Royal Blood
  199. Melodrama - Lorde
  200. Slowdive - Slowdive
  201. Young Chasers - Circa Waves
  202. Different Gear, Still Speeding - Beady Eye
  203. If You Wait - London Grammar
  204. The English Riviera - Metronomy
  205. Malibu - Anderson Paak
  206. In Utero - Nirvana
  207. Starfucker - STRFKR
  208. Nubya's 5ive - Nubya Garcia
  209. Gravity X - Truckfighters
  210. Oddments - King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
  211. On The Corner - Miles Davis
  212. Moanin' - Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers
  213. Animalia- Mammal Hands
  214. Space is the Place - Sun Ra
  215. Coexist - The xx
  216. Rumours - Fleetwood Mac
  217. Death to the Planet - The Comet is Coming
  218. Does This Look Infected? - Sum 41
  219. In Search Of... - N.E.R.D
  220. Somewhere in Between - Braxton Cook
  221. Welcome Reality - Nero
  222. Design Your Universe - Epica
  223. Mars Red Sky - Mars Red Sky
  224. Box of Secrets - Blood Red Shoes
  225. Spiritual Unity - Albert Ayler
  226. An Awesome Wave - alt-J
  227. The Boy Who Died Wolf - Highly Suspect
  228. Maybes - Mount Kimbie
  229. Sketch on Glass - Mount Kimbie
  230. New Eyes - Clean Bandit
  231. Every Valley - Public Service Broadcasting
  232. Theatre of Dimensions- Xandria
  233. Music For An Accelerated Culture - Hadouken!
  234. Diaspora - Christian Scott
  235. Feed Me’s Psychedelic Journey - Feed Me
  236. Extended Play - Baby Strange
  237. The Shadow Self - Tarja
  238. Keep Moving On - Friends In Tokyo
  239. Wisdom of Elders - Shabaka and the Ancestors
  240. I Sing The Body Electric - Weather Report
  241. Sold Out - DJ Paypal
  242. The Nothing - The Last Dinosaur
  243. XIII - Mushroomhead
  244. Dig Your Own Hole - The Chemical Brothers
  245. Saint Cecilia - Foo Fighters
  246. Prohibition Swing - Lyre Le Temps
  247. Random Access Memories - Daft Punk
  248. White Noise - The Living End
  249. Eye To The Telescope - KT Tunstall
  250. The Shape of Jazz To Come - Ornette Coleman
  251. The Bones Of What You Believe - CHVRCHES
  252. Loopholes - The Murlocs
  253. Toys - Crewdson
  254. Form - Battle Tapes
  255. Paper Mâché Dream Balloon - King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
  256. Led Zeppelin III - Led Zeppelin
  257. Coeur Calme- Kimyan Law
  258. Cosmogramma - Flying Lotus
  259. Know No Better - Major Lazer
  260. Superunknown - Soundgarden
  261. Prevail I - Kobra and the Lotus
  262. Miles Davis and Milt Jackson Quintet/Sextet - Miles Davis & Milt Jackson
  263. Dim Lit - Polar Bear
  264. SBTRKT - SBTRKT
  265. Miles Davis And Horns - Miles Davis
  266. Pip Paine (Pay The £5000 You Owe) - Metronomy
  267. Born For This - 7kingz
  268. Dedication: The Start - 7kingz
  269. Dedication: The Finish - 7kingz
  270. After Laughter - Paramore
  271. Endless Forms Most Beautiful - Nightwish
  272. Overly Dedicated- Kendrick Lamar
  273. The Silent Force - Within Temptation
  274. Go Plastic - Squarepusher
  275. Royal Deluxe - Royal Deluxe
  276. Straight Outta Burbank - Stone Sour
  277. Cult of the New Beat - Blood Command
  278. Make Rock Great Again - Kaiser Franz Josef
  279. Midnight Cometh - Wo Fat
  280. Phi - Truckfighters
  281. Hacktivist - Hacktivist
  282. Enter - Within Temptation
  283. The Beyond/Where The Giants Roam - Thundercat
  284. Devil Electric - Devil Electric
  285. Sketches of Brunswick East - King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard/Mild High Club
  286. … For The Whole World To See - Death
  287. The New Sounds - Miles Davis
  288. Demonstration - Tinie Tempah
  289. The Way of the Fist - Five Finger Death Punch
  290. Together, As One - Dinosaur
  291. God Save the Teen - Strange Bones
  292. The Quantum Enigma - Epica
  293. Stone Sour - Stone Sour
  294. We The Rats - Strange Bones
  295. In A Silent Way - Miles Davis
  296. One Day As A Lion EP - One Day As A Lion
  297. Mother Earth - Within Temptation
  298. Sun Giant - Fleet Foxes
  299. She’s Here Now - Estrons
  300. Experience - The Prodigy
  301. Maiden Voyage - Herbie Hancock
  302. Headspin - Black Honey
  303. Music is Rotted One Note - Squarepusher
  304. color & monochrome - bohemianvoodoo/Fox Capture Plan
  305. Ouroboros - Ruby the Hatchet
  306. Call Him A Doctor - GFOTY
  307. Section 80 - Kendrick Lamar
  308. Falling Into Pieces - Black Casino and the Ghost
  309. Born For This - Royal Deluxe
  310. Whip It On - The Ravonettes
  311. How to be a Human Being - Glass Animals
  312. Concrete and Gold - Foo Fighters
  313. Mania - Truckfighters
  314. Please Please Me - The Beatles
  315. Night Lights - Gerry Mulligan Sextet
  316. Nuclear Blast (Bonus) - Nightwish
  317. Hand Us The Alpha Male - Blood Command
  318. Legendary EP - Welshly Arms
  319. War is the Answer - Five Finger Death Punch
  320. Save Yourself - SBTRKT
  321. Gold Dust - The Dirty Youth
  322. AVĪCI (01) - Avicii
  323. The Holographic Principle - Epica
  324. Richard D. James Album - Aphex Twin
  325. Budakhan Mindphone - Squarepusher
  326. Come What(ever) May - Stone Sour
  327. color & monochrome 2 - bohemianvoodoo/Fox Capture Plan
  328. The Heart of Everything- Within Temptation
  329. What Am I Going To Do With Everything I Know? - The Weather Station
  330. Gang Signs and Prayer - Stormzy
  331. Wild Honey - The Beach Boys
  332. XX - Dawnbringer
  333. Prophets of Rage - Prophets of Rage
  334. Time and Space - Moses Boyd
  335. Companion - Braids
  336. Hailey Tuck - Hailey Tuck
  337. Halestorm - Halestorm
  338. Voodoo Swing - The Vaude Villainz
  339. Boiling Point - Tech N9ne
  340. Join the Q - The Qemists
  341. As You Were - Liam Gallagher
  342. Heliocentrics x GLK - Heliocentrics/Gaslamp Killer
  343. Harmony of Difference - Kamasi Washington
  344. Cardinal - Pinegrove
  345. EP - BARTEK
  346. Konnichiwa - Skepta
  347. The Decline of British Sea Power - British Sea Power
  348. Swagger - Flogging Molly
  349. The Decline - NOFX
  350. Hydra - Within Temptation
  351. In A Beautiful Place Out in the Country - Boards of Canada
  352. Popestar - Ghost
  353. A Giant Warrior Descends on Tokyo - Feed Me
  354. Snake EP - P Money
  355. Foo Fighters - Foo Fighters
  356. Lost in Translation - New Politics
  357. The Social Network - Trent ReznoAtticus Ross
  358. Frost/Nixon (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - Hans Zimmer
  359. Party All the Way to the Hospital - Blood Command
  360. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (Original Score) - Tyler Bates
  361. No Roots - Alice Merton
  362. Audio Secrecy - Stone Sour
  363. Dunkirk (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - Hans Zimmer
  364. USS (Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker) - New World Alphabet
  365. Kind of Blue - Miles Davis
  366. Back to the Future - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
  367. Danger Twins - Danger Twins
  368. For The Masses - Hadouken!
  369. S/T - Gost
  370. Toys - Broken & Remixed - Crewdson
  371. Muscle Museum - Muse
  372. Covers EP - Welshy Arms
  373. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds - Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
  374. The Storm - ZZ Ward
  375. Til The Casket Drops - ZZ Ward
  376. Lun - Destiny Potato
  377. Dual - Sampha
  378. Snake EP 2 - P Money
  379. Toxicity - System of a Down
  380. 13 Voices - Sum 41
  381. Uh Huh - Danger Twins
  382. Idiom - Joe Armon-Jones/Maxwell Owin
  383. Valley of the Snake - Ruby The Hatchet
  384. Petals - Darlia
  385. No Bullshit - Avelino
  386. So In Love - Hailey Tuck
  387. OK - Otherkin
  388. Lazy Afternoon - Zara McFarlane
  389. Go Away EP - Milk Teeth
  390. Encore - DJ Snake
  391. Quiet Things - Colleen D’Agostino
  392. I’m In Your Mind Fuzz - King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
  393. No Sleep EP - K2 World/Sir Spyro
  394. Pandora’s Piñata - Diablo Swing Orchestra
  395. Villains - Queens of the Stone Age
  396. Health - Alpha Male Tea Party
  397. Elephant - The White Stripes
  398. No Talk EP - Capo Lee
  399. Fly 4 Life - Route 94
  400. Have Yourself A Very KT Christmas - KT Tunstall
  401. Hydrograd - Stone Sour
  402. Talk Like Thunder - VANT
  403. Sad Sack - Milk Teeth
  404. Everyday is Christmas - Sia
  405. BARTEK - BARTEK
  406. Twelve Tales of Christmas - Tom Chaplin
  407. A Very Decent Christmas - Mad Decent
  408. Pacifisticuffs - Diablo Swing Orchestra
  409. Christmas at the Piano - Kevin Duncan
  410. Dead Sara - Dead Sara
  411. Winter Fantasy - David Arkenstone/Charlee Brooks
  412. Carols from Kings - The Choir of Kings College, Cambridge
  413. Christmas in Blue - Sam Sparro
  414. Misunderstood - Route 94
  415. Delancey Street - Hailey Tuck
  416. Feed Me’s Existential Crisis - Feed Me
  417. Ceremony and Devotion - Ghost
  418. The Classic Christmas Album - Andy Williams
  419. The Weird and Wonderful Marmozets - Marmozets
  420. A Very Very Decent Christmas - Mad Decent
  421. Wrapped in Red - Kelly Clarkson
  422. Merry Christmas - Mariah Carey
  423. Merry Christmas Everyone - Shakin’ Stevens
  424. Christmas - Michael Bublé
  425. Funeral Beach - Blood Command
  426. Every Weekend - Hadouken!
  427. Dookie - Green Day
  428. Opus Mar - Sumo Cyco
  429. Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned - The Prodigy
  430. No Grave But The Sea - Alestorm
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Riviera Las Vegas closing this spring (and it's connection to pinball)

Late last month the Riviera Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas announced it was being purchased by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. The hotel will be permanently closed in May and the land will eventually be turned into an extension of the Convention Center...stretching that behemoth all the way to the Strip.
The Riviera, as run-down as it is today, is kind of important in pinball history because it was primarily funded by the Gensburg Brothers. Louis, David, and Meyer Gensburg got their fortune from starting Genco Pinball in the mid 1930s. Genco is an important piece of early pinball history - it's also the company that gave Steve Kordek his first job. Genco eventually merged with Chicago Coin (started by a fourth Gensburg brother) in the 1950s and the entire mess became Stern Pinball (Mark 1) in 1977 when Sam Stern bought the company.
The Riviera was an amazing development in it's day, being the first high-rise hotel on the Strip and the predecessor to the mega-resorts that are commonplace now.
On a secondary note, Tim Arnold runs an extension of the Pinball Hall of Fame at the Riviera and will be kicked out when the hotel closes. That's kind of sad news.
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Washington Post Trump Russia history

Opinions A history of Donald Trump’s business dealings in Russia By David Ignatius Opinion writer November 2
President Trump takes questions from reporters before boarding Marine One (Drew AngereGetty Images)
MOSCOW — An ice-blue 14-story office tower called Ducat Place III is the building that President Trump might have constructed here, with help from a business friend named Howard Lorber who came with him to scout the market in 1996. But like so many other Trump adventures in Russia, this one proved a tantalizing but futile dead end.
Trump is angrily dismissive when questions are raised about his Russian contacts. He calls the investigation by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III a “witch hunt” and media reports about his Russia connections “fake news” and “fabrication.” He tweeted in January, shortly before his inauguration: “I HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH RUSSIA — NO DEALS, NO LOANS, NO NOTHING!”
As the Mueller investigation accelerated this week with the indictment of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and the plea deal reached with former campaign foreign-policy aide George Papadopoulos, the context of the probe becomes newly important. How did Trump accumulate his network of Russian business contacts in the years before the 2016 campaign? What’s the prehistory of Trump and Russia?
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The Mueller investigation is still in its opening round, and it’s far too early to make any judgments about Trump’s own actions. A member of Trump’s inner circle told me that he advised the president recently, “This is the most innocent you’ve ever been of any allegation.” But to reach a judgment, you first must understand the history of Trump’s fascination, bordering on obsession, with Russian business deals.
The simple truth is that Trump has been hungry for Russia projects for more than three decades. He has repeatedly touted plans for a Moscow mega-development and has courted a steady stream of investors from the former Soviet Union for ventures in New York, South Florida and other locations. Trump has enjoyed playing the “big guy” in Moscow. As he bragged to a New York real-estate publication after a November 2013 dinner with prominent business leaders: “The Russian market is attracted to me.”
Trump’s Russia connections helped sow the seeds of Mueller’s investigation. The best example is the now-famous June 9, 2016, meeting at Trump Tower organized by Donald Trump Jr. with Russians who had links with the Kremlin. Mueller is investigating whether that meeting was part of a conspiracy to influence the 2016 election. But any potential criminal issues aside, the gathering embodied the Trump family’s 30-year involvement with wealthy tycoons from the former Soviet Union.
What follows is an attempt to explain Trump’s encounter with Russia as a narrative. Most of the details have surfaced before, but it has been hard to see the story whole, as a business saga. With Russia, as with so many other aspects of Trump’s business and political life, he has been more pitchman than builder. What’s clear, reviewing the facts, is that Trump’s claim he had “nothing to do with Russia” over the years is nonsense. 3:06 Inside the plan to develop a Trump Tower in Moscow
The Washington Post's Carol Leonnig and Tom Hamburger explain the Trump Organization's efforts to build a Trump Tower in Moscow. (Jenny Starrs, Meg Kelly/The Washington Post)
Trump’s business interest in Russia began in 1986. The flashy young tycoon met Soviet Ambassador Yuri Dubinin at a luncheon and, as he recounted in his 1987 book, “The Art of the Deal,” the two began “talking about building a large luxury hotel across the street from the Kremlin.”
With Dubinin’s encouragement, Trump flew to Moscow in July 1987 with his Czech-born first wife, Ivana, to check out potential sites. Trump wrote in his book: “It was an extraordinary experience. . . . We stayed in Lenin’s suite at the National Hotel, and I was impressed with the ambition of the Soviet officials to make a deal.”
But Trump was preoccupied with other business projects in the late 1980s, including buying an airline and the Plaza Hotel (which he lost after bankruptcies in 1991 and 1992, respectively), and the Russia hotel deal stalled.
Trump explored the Russian market again in 1996, with help from his friend Lorber, who is chief executive of Vector Group, a holding company that back then owned a Russian cigarette company and now owns Douglas Elliman Realty, one of the leading brokerage firms for super-rich Russians seeking property in the United States.
Lorber is a fascinating, little-noted member of Trump’s inner circle. Trump described him last year as one of his two closest friends; they’ve helped each other’s children in business, and Lorber introduced Trump to David Friedman, who is now U.S. ambassador to Israel; Friedman’s former partner, Marc Kasowitz, became Trump’s lawyer. Lorber even made a cameo appearance in a 2005 episode of “The Apprentice.”
The Trump-Lorber foray in Moscow began with Lorber’s business partner (and close Trump friend) Bennett LeBow, who had acquired the Liggett tobacco company in 1986. One subsidiary, called Liggett-Ducat, marketed the company’s cigarettes in Russia. And Liggett-Ducat had a 98-year lease on a prime development site in central Moscow.
With his usual panache, Trump announced plans for a $250 million investment that would include a “Trump International” complex on the Liggett-Ducat site at a November 1996 news conference in Moscow. “We have an understanding we will be doing it,” he said.
Trump bragged about his plans in January 1997, when he and Lorber met visiting Russian politician Aleksandr Lebed in New York. A 1997 New Yorker profile of Trump captured their exchange and showed the breadth of Trump’s hopes for Moscow investment and business connections.
“We are actually looking at something in Moscow right now, and it would be skyscrapers and hotels, not casinos. Only quality stuff. . . . And we’re working with the local government, the mayor of Moscow, and the mayor’s people. So far, they’ve been very responsive. . . . I always go into the center.”
The Moscow mayor Trump cultivated was Yuri Luzhkov. John Beyrle, then U.S. ambassador to Russia, offered this blunt summary of Luzhkov’s approach in a 2010 cable to Washington: “Corruption in Moscow remains pervasive with Mayor Luzhkov at the top of the pyramid. Luzhkov oversees a system in which it appears that almost everyone at every level is involved in some form of corruption or criminal behavior.” Beyrle’s cable was published by WikiLeaks.
Whatever inside track Trump thought he had with Luzhkov in 1996, the deal petered out. Trump’s business troubles were mounting at home, and financing may not have been available. Handsome towers were built at sites called Ducat Place II and III, but not by Trump.
The Trump International Beach Resort in Sunny Isles. (Angel Valentin/for The Washington Post)
The Russian moneymaker for Trump in the 2000s turned out, instead, to be investment in U.S. properties bearing his name. Russians were eager to move their capital into fancy condo apartments in New York and Florida. Here, again, his friend Lorber was well connected.
Lorber’s real-estate firm Douglas Elliman, hoping to profit from the Russian market, hired a string of Russian-speaking agents who could help rich clients find high-end properties.
“If you didn’t target the Russian billionaires, then you shouldn’t be in the business,” said Dolly Lenz, a former Douglas Elliman broker, in a 2008 article in the New York Observer. Lenz told USA Today last year that she had sold about 65 apartments in Manhattan’s Trump World Tower to Russian buyers. “They all wanted to meet Donald,” she said.
One magnet for Russian money was a private resort called Fisher Island in Biscayne Bay, just off Miami. Lorber has been a director of the Oceanside at Fisher Island Condominium Association since 2000 and is currently a director of the Fisher Island Club.
Among Fisher Island’s many Soviet-born property owners have been Aras Agalarov, a Russian-Azerbaijani magnate who sponsored Trump’s Miss Universe 2013 pageant and whose pop-singer son Emin organized the June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower; and Felix Sater, a Russian-born former adviser to Trump who worked with the Bayrock Group that helped develop the Trump SoHo project in New York.
(Lorber declined to comment through Vector’s public-affairs consultant, Emily Claffey of Sard Verbinnen & Co.)
Trump’s business deals in South Florida illustrated his blend of panache and caution, his hunger for Russian cash and his ability to skirt disaster. He sold his name to condo projects in an area called Sunny Isles Beach, helped pump up the market there and walked away unscathed when it crashed.
“The city has earned the nickname ‘Little Russia’ for its high percentage of Russian-speaking residents,” notes the Douglas Elliman website, pitching high-rises there to prospective buyers. The Miami Herald reported that according to U.S. Census data, nine percent of Sunny Isles Beach households have Russian origins, the largest percentage of Russians in Miami-Dade County.
Sunny Isles is a case study in how Trump does business. It was once a decidedly un-chic beachfront north of Miami, “a place where your uncle who lives on Social Security would go on vacation,” says Peter Zalewski, a Florida real-estate consultant. But after it incorporated as a separate jurisdiction within Miami-Dade County, with business-friendly local managers, it became a magnet for investment — and was rebranded as “Florida’s Riviera.”
Trump’s name graces a string of sleek buildings along this strip of coast. First was the Trump International Beach Resort, a complex completed in 2004. Then came Trump Palace in 2006; Trump Towers I, II and III, built in 2007, 2008 and 2009; and Trump Royale in 2008. But Trump’s developer friends plunged into Sunny Isles at the wrong time. According to a 2010 article at SouthFloridaCondos.blogspot.com, unit prices at the three Trump Towers buildings dropped nearly 40 percent from the 2005 pre sales period. As the market crashed, the construction loan for Trump Towers had to be restructured. Trump Hollywood, another glitzy project further north, was driven into foreclosure in 2010.
Trump deftly distanced himself from the developers’ troubles, telling the Sun-Sentinel that he questioned their “timing.” But the condo market gradually improved, thanks in part to Russian buyers. A Reuters investigation found that 63 people with Russian addresses or passports have purchased $98.4 million of property in Trump-branded condos in South Florida.
Trump also had a personal infusion of Russian cash in the liquidity-starved 2008 market. That year he sold for a handsome $95 million a Palm Beach waterfront mansion he bought at auction in 2004 for just $41.35 million — more than doubling his money at a time when much of the South Florida market was underwater. The buyer was Russian oligarch Dmitry Rybolovlev.
Dezer Development, the real-estate company that helped attach Trump’s name to six projects in Sunny Isles Beach, saw Trump’s presidential campaign as a promotion opportunity. “It’s a free press release,” Gil Dezer told Bloomberg News in August 2016.
Donald Trump Jr. arrives at Trump Tower in New York City. (Stephanie Keith/Reuters)
Helping build the Trump-Russia pipeline in the fragile 2008 market was Donald Trump Jr. He was a keynote speaker at the June 2008 Russian Real Estate Summit in Moscow, where he touted the Trump Organization’s plans to build condos and hotels in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Sochi. At a New York real-estate conference in September 2008, Trump Jr. was frank about the tide of Russian money supporting the family business.
“In terms of high-end product influx into the U.S., Russians make up a pretty disproportionate cross-section of a lot of our assets. . . . We see a lot of money pouring in from Russia,” said the young Trump, according to a Sept. 15, 2008, article about the conference. He said he had made a half-dozen trips to Russia during the previous 18 months.
A project that had significant financing from former Soviet Union investors was Trump SoHo, a 46-story condo-hotel project in Lower Manhattan that opened in September 2007. One development partner was the Sapir Organization, founded by Tamir Sapir from Georgia. Another partner was Bayrock, founded by Tevfik Arif, a Kazakh-born businessman who brought in Sater. As has been widely reported, Sater went to prison in 1993 after stabbing a man, and later became an FBI informant.
For the elder Trump, these ex-Soviet investors were important assets for the future. He said in a deposition in a Trump SoHo lawsuit: “Bayrock knew the people, knew the investors. . . . And this was going to be Trump International Hotel and Tower Moscow, Kiev, Istanbul, etc., Poland, Warsaw.”
Trump Jr. continued traveling to Russia and Eastern Europe, prospecting for business. He was interviewed in May 2012 before giving a speech to a real-estate conference in Riga, Latvia. His comments, captured on YouTube, explain why the Trump Organization saw the former Eastern Bloc as crucial: “It’s a part of the world that now you’re starting to see some amazing architecture, some incredible real estate, you’re seeing a real big boom in wealth. . . . We have something that’s very relevant in that sector.”
Russian businessman Aras Agalarov, Miss Universe 2013 Gabriela Isler and Donald Trumpat the 2013 Miss Universe pageant in Moscow, Russia. (Irina BujoAP)
The apex of Trump’s personal fascination with Russia may have been 2013, when he brought the Miss Universe pageant to Moscow and talked, yet again, of building a “Trump Tower” there. His business partner in the pageant was Aras Agalarov, president of Crocus Group, a shopping-mall developer. Forbes magazine notes that he has been called “the Trump of Russia” because of his glitzy personal marketing.
Trump and Agalarov formed an ebullient partnership over a dinner in Las Vegas on June 15, 2013, captured on the Internet. As Trump began hyping the pageant, he even tried to draw in Russia’s president himself, tweeting on June 18, 2013: “Do you think Putin will be going to The Miss Universe Pageant in November in Moscow — if so, will he become my new best friend?”
The Miss Universe red carpet was rolled out Nov. 9, 2013. Emin Agalarov sang a song, and Miss Venezuela was crowned the winner. A story published that day by RT touted Trump’s latest business plans for Russia, quoting him: “I have plans for the establishment of business in Russia. Now, I am in talks with several Russian companies to establish this skyscraper.” Aras Agalarov was quoted saying he was participating in talks to be Trump’s partner in the project.
Agalarov hosted a dinner for Trump at the Moscow branch of Nobu, which he owned. The co-host was Herman Gref, the chief executive of Sberbank, Russia’s largest bank, and a close adviser of President Vladimir Putin. An ebullient Trump saluted Agalarov in a Nov. 11 tweet: “I had a great weekend with you and your family. You have done a FANTASTIC job. TRUMP TOWER-MOSCOW is next.”
The Trump-Agalarov contacts continued. Trump’s daughter Ivanka visited Moscow in February 2014 and toured Crocus City Hall. Emin Agalarov performed at a golf tournament the next month at the Trump National Doral, near the family property at Fisher Island. Like so many seemingly imminent Trump-Moscow deals over the years, the skyscraper plan stalled. 4:17 What we know about the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting
Here's what we know so far about Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Russian lawyer during his father's presidential campaign in June 2016. (Video: Elyse Samuels, Jenny Starrs/Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)
And then, finally, came an event that Mueller is said to have examined carefully — the meeting in June 2016 where Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya met with Trump’s inner circle. It helps to recall the long history of Trump’s business dealings with Russia when you read this June 3, 2016, email to Trump Jr. from Rob Goldstone, the publicist for Emin Agalarov:
“Emin just called me to contact you with something very interesting. The Crown prosecutor of Russia met with his father Aras this morning and in their meeting offered to provide the Trump campaign with some official documents and information that would incriminate Hillary and her dealings with Russia and would be very useful to your father. This is obviously very high-level and sensitive information but is part of Russia and its government’s support for Trump — helped along by Aras and Emin.”
To which Trump Jr. answered: “I love it.” The meeting took place on June 9 with, among others, Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, Manafort and Veselnitskaya, a lawyer with links to the Kremlin. Veselnitskaya says her real goal was to lobby the Trump team to oppose the Magnitsky Act, which she described in a May 31, 2016, memo as “the beginning of a new round of the Cold War,” echoing Putin’s line.
As the new president was taking office, the Trump brand sparkled brighter than ever for Russians. The Miami Herald reported on Jan. 30 that in November 2016, Russians topped the list of foreigners looking for homes in the Miami area.
Oren Alexander, one of the top brokers at Douglas Elliman, explained the post-election trend to the Herald: “There’s no doubt that Russian buyers think America is a good place to be again.” Among the places that attracted Russian purchasers, he said, were Sunny Isles Beach and Fisher Island.
Mueller’s investigation might tell us whether any of these Trump-Russian business connections improperly melded into the 2016 campaign. But at the core of Trump’s interaction with his Russian friends is an insight they have shared ever since Soviet days: Politics may be transitory, but real estate is forever.
Twitter: @IgnatiusPost
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561 News, Jan. 5, 2018: $7M Lake Worth water problems; Who's running for Delray mayor; 561 News wants PBC subreddit

Here's what news outlets and other people reported on in Palm Beach County yesterday and this morning. To get almost-daily updates in your Reddit inbox, subscribe to 561News. Check out @561News on Twitter. Email [email protected] with constructive suggestions.

==561 News: Jan. 5, 2018==

Audit: Lake Worth water utility could've avoided spending $7M
A report by Palm Beach County's inspector general has uncovered more than $7.1M in problematic spending by Lake Worth's water utility. The biggest strange spending item: A $6 million loan the utility lent the city, which the city spent on its beachfront casino building, not on water services. The utility also charged a 1.2 percent fee to customers who paid bills over the phone and online, but auditors found no evidence the city collected $306,016 from the fees in 2016. Many small problems added up to $1.5 million in additional avoidable costs.

Here's who's running for Delray mayor and commission
Eight candidates will be on Delray Beach residents' ballots in March's local election. Here is who is running for mayor and commission.

561 News requests ownership of PBC subreddit
Redditor 561News wants to take over the private subreddit /PBC. Here is what the user wrote on /RedditRequest.
Palm Beach County, Fla. has 1.4 million people, making it the third biggest county in Florida. While places like Miami are big enough that /Miami covers all of Miami-Dade County, it isn't the same in Palm Beach County. Rather than one subreddit where residents can read about news and events in Palm Beach County, there are a bunch of small, hyperlocal subreddits with just a handful of subscribers and almost no activity. If we have a subreddit covering the whole county, folks from the almost-inactive subreddits of the county's cities would instead have a vibrant one covering the county. The sub would have enough traffic that the front page would have new content regularly, not months-old posts.

It's still cold

Countywide news

Boca Raton

Boynton Beach

Lake Worth

Palm Beach

West Palm Beach
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Possible job opportunity? Or another con artist?

I'm currently looking for any work possible in Sacramento and it's been extremely difficult to find anything; even in fast food. I've been searching on craigslist some, and came across "Alliance Inc". Now I see http://www.allianceinc.org/ which seems reputable, but in the e-mail they explain they're actually allianceTEAMinc. Therefore http://www.allianceteaminc.com/.
The e-mail reads as such:
Hello Chad,
I would like to thank you for your interest in Alliance, Inc. Upon review of your credentials; we would like to formally invite you to participate in our interview process. We have received an overwhelming number of applications, and selected your resume from a number of qualified and talented candidates. I would like to take this opportunity to tell you more about Alliance, Inc. and the position to which you applied.
Founded in 2012, Alliance, Inc. is the leading marketing and advertising firm in the greater Sacramento area. Alliance, Inc. works with a diverse spectrum of major clients in field of sports and entertainment. Our expertise is instilled in our business model to reflect major clients in brand management, drive sales in business, and successfully promote their product and services. It is our mission to represent our clients' brand names as if their name were our own.
We are currently rapidly expanding our client portfolio. Our top clients include the Sacramento Kings, the Oakland A's, Silver Legacy, The Riviera in Las Vegas and the Peppermill Resort and Casino in Reno. Due to our high demand in the market we need professional representatives in our company.
The positions we are currently looking to hire for are mainly sales and marketing based roles. You would help manage one of our 70 active client accounts we are currently working on by facilitating the client’s needs in the areas of new customer acquisition and retention. The main objective to daily responsibilities is to achieve new business, as well as cultivate personal relationships with our client’s target markets to ensure growth and retain customers.
Alliance, Inc. is a company that is full of energy and offers extensive room for growth and advancement. We are excited to fill these positions with bright and qualified individuals. Alliance team is highly self-motivated and we are looking for people that fit into our environment.
We recommended that you view our website and other social media sites (linked above) to attain more information on our company. Alliance, Inc. looks for professional candidates that come prepared with knowledge of the company's background. To schedule an interview, call (916) 515-8366 to speak with an HR representative. Appointments are set on a first come, first serve basis. Thank you and we look forward to speaking with you.
Kathlyn Figueroa
HR Manager
Does this sound like a scam or is this legit? I know I should be wary when looking for jobs on Craigslist so I figured I'd ask reddit.
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Jennifer is a criminal

revelationmeum, AstarianJewel, aceofjewels, jenkitten, jenkitten20, hope2bepretty
Are all the same person. Jennifer. Born on July 1, 1980, her family owned a farm at 800 Sanga Creek Rd. She played Ultima under the user name AstarianJewel, and her mother played as Lady in Your Dreams. Jennifer's ICQ # was 315111885 Her mother's ICQ # 209005936
She's been unable to keep a job for very long and as such her work history contains many names. MCI, Kohl's, Ruby Tuesday (where she deliberately kept herself punched in after she left to get paid for hours she didn't work), commercialappeal, suite 101, the Gam, poker pro, WSOP, ante up, riviera poker room, southland gaming and racing, horseshoe casino, among others.
One of her side hobbies appears to be making fake reviews of her family's business.
http://memphis.citysearch.com/profile/9434977/cordova_tn/sanga_farm.html
http://www.city-data.com/forum/memphis/339125-petting-zoo-pony-rental-question.html
http://www.city.com/info-9434977/sanga-farm-cordova-tn#read_reviews
http://www.kudzu.com/profileReviews.do?A=9775734&pageNumber=2
Other people will post complaints, and then she'll show up with a 5-star rating.
She creates accounts on many forums to post advertisements that are all spam. Here are a few links to those profiles: http://www.justmommies.com/forums/members/astarianjewel-52414.html
In 2008, she started a thread begging the Ultima community for support, then turned around and used it for making money. http://stratics.com/community/threads/ot-emergency.56386/
http://stratics.com/community/threads/yes-it-could-even-happen-to-you.91914/
On ebay, she created at least one account to scam people out of their money by creating auctions, collecting the payments, then not sending any items to those who won and paid.
http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewFeedback2&userid=revelationmeum&ftab=AllFeedback&rt=nc&myworld=true
She stole from several people, and now she has an account here, too: http://www.reddit.com/useAceofJewels
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