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  1. Practicing a bit of thread necromancy here - not entirely sure that is wise given my post count, but what the hell...

    To add responses to some of the calls that have happened since:

    Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser - seriously, listen to "Godzilla," then tell me there isn't a career's worth of licks in one goddamn song.

    Link Wray - Poison Ivy may not happen without him, and Poison Ivy is as good an answer as anyone and better than a lot.

    Jimmy Page - I think a victim of his/their (as in 'Zeppelin's) success. Too big, and thus often discounted out of hand and not easily seen as the force that he was. My personal opinion (as if any of my scribblings are objective truth) is that his greatest strength was as an arranger rather than a player. Maybe.

    Scott Gorham/Brian Robertson - So much feel and spirit in their work. The guitar work in "The Cowboy Song" has literally moved me to tears on multiple occasions, and I am not sorry. Also, "Johnny the Fox" is funky as hell.

    Zappa/Belew/Vai - I have to go with Adrian Belew here. I know Zappa is a genius but he has seldom grabbed me, and I've seen Steve Vai on a few occasions and he sort of leaves me cold even as I sit there wondering how the hell he did what he was doing. Belew, on the other hand, I've never been lucky enough to see live but hearing his work with The Talking Heads, The Bears, and most of all King Crimson puts him in the lead for me among the three.

    Robert Fripp - What the FUCK goes on in that guy's head? Seriously? I was fortunate enough to see the 'Crims on two consecutive nights last year and not only were the set lists different, but they had slightly different arrangements on the songs they did play twice. Remarkable, and the best musicianship I've been able to experience outside of the San Francisco Symphony. I kind of wonder how/why Fripp never worked with Alan Holdsworth...

    Malcom Young - Okay, this is probably the correct answer. Going into Final Jeopardy this is the name I'd write down.

    New names for discussion: Phil Campbell from Motorhead, Terry Kath from Chicago.

    Concept for discussion: Are there actually any number of answers to the original question? I think it has to be multiple correct answers, which may then ask another question, "Who's the greatest -X- guitarist?" Example: I can't think of a better Eddie Van Halen than Eddie Van Halen, but for me personally Tony MacAlpine is a better Yngwie Malmsteen...

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  2. Dark horse suggestion: Mike Campbell from the late and lamented Tom Petty's Heartbreakers & Mudcrutch. He never seems to have played three notes when two would do, and if any of those ended up being bum notes I never heard them.

    Other names for the hat...

    Scotty Moore

    Buddy Guy

    Stevie Ray Vaughan

    Steve Howe

    Eric Johnson

     

  3. Watching that Hokuto / Nakano cage match a couple of pages back made me think "Hell, I'd rather be in a strap match with Wahoo McDaniel than in the same ring with either of those two."

    Which then made me think...

    Maybe this has too much story for proper clubberin' but I thought I wouldn't be going too far wrong posting this.

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  4. Frequent reader, almost non-existent poster, but:

     

    I've had the same thing happen, though I can't tell you which link I clicked on.

     

    The redirect sends you to 'softwareupdaterlp dot com,' and before I started nuking history & cookies & running MalwareBytes & so forth, I know it happened on this board.

     

    Since then it's happened to me twice, though from different boards (vegasmessageboard.com & prowrestlingonly.com). Maybe it's something coming through the banners?

     

    Wish I could be of more help.

  5. If you liked Ka, and you have the dough, consider getting tickets to 'O' at the Bellagio. My wife and I have been twice and both think 'O' is amazing. 'Love,' the Beatles inspired show at The Mirage, is also really good - but of course you need to like the Beatles.

     

    Excalibur, for all its faults, is a much better location. I second the avoid the Excalibur buffet advice. It's better than Circus Circus, but that is damning with faint praise. If you do end up at the Excalibur you've also got MGM Grand two bridges away, so you are really spoiled for choice as far as restaurant options go. Some of the high end places like Emeril's at the MGM will do pretty reasonable fixed price menus from time to time, and it's a great way to hit above your weight (and add to your weight,as far as that goes) if you are on a budget.

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  6. You might consider checking out the Boyd properties downtown: The Fremont, California, or especially Main Street Station.

     

    I've stayed at Main Street Station on my last two trips and really enjoyed the place. It's been years since I stayed at Circus Circus, but I am willing to bet the rooms at MSS are cleaner, bigger, and possibly cheaper considering you won't get dinged a "resort fee." The staff is also super engaged and nice, plus there are Hawaiian specialty food items available (which may or may not be a selling point, of course).

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