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    20 Years of PE Memories! Share them!

    OK, we're rolling a bit.

    Welcome, Vito!

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    Joined in Spring of 2008. Never forget, when 7 months later, I read a thread that stated RIP Richard Wright

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    For me, it's first & foremost about discovering new music. The two areas about which I've learnt the most are Krautrock & the "minor" British keyboard-based prog bands from the early 70s (such as Web, Samurai, Fields, Quatermass, Rare Bird, etc).

    A recurring delightful memory is Chalkpie's annual Canterbury Binge.

    But my abiding memory was when I told my daughter, who is studying at Edinburgh University, that the son of someone from here had started in the year below her. She has frequently reminded me of her distress that I should have an online acquaintance who goes by the name of Scrotum Scissor.

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    Camples?
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    Happy Birthday, Lino!

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    Topless Yes thread

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    Blue Vino (and that 'mind-fucked snob' post about Dream Theater).

    The furore about Yes' 2011 tour with Styx...leading to Geoff Downes' infamous 'yuppets' missive!

    Rufus' relentless anti-Phil Collins schtick.

    Phil Collins ruined...

    The last two got very old very fast, I must say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by per anporth View Post
    A recurring delightful memory is Chalkpie's annual Canterbury Binge.
    Same here. And we're about due for another one, I think.


    Quote Originally Posted by per anporth View Post
    But my abiding memory was when I told my daughter, who is studying at Edinburgh University, that the son of someone from here had started in the year below her. She has frequently reminded me of her distress that I should have an online acquaintance who goes by the name of Scrotum Scissor.

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    "You can't just talk about the Big 5 forever, you gotta talk about the other stuff too"- SuppersReady101 Dec 1999.

    Oh, we DID!

    "Play some Devil Doll!"

    Uhh, we did.

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    ^ ^ ^

    I remember "good ol' sup" threatening to kill me with his gun, when I told him that buying a ticket to a concert did not legally entitle him to record a show and do whatever he wanted with it.
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    Most of my posts here are about Melvins or Motorpyscho or some other stuff no one cares about much, so I usually wind up posting to myself, but there are two threads I started early on that (for whatever reason) I'll never forget. Both were questions I'd been asking myself for years for which the Internet (in the mid- to late-2000s) had no answers. They are:

    Thread 1: What the heck song is happening on the cover of VdGG's Maida Vale??? For years, I tried to figure out what song could possibly be played by a gtr/bass/sax/drums line-up, and nothing made sense. Turns out it was "Urban" which was played live in '76.

    Thread 2: What the heck is Lake playing on Works Live? I thought maybe it was some kind acoustic/electric/guitar/bass/hybrid thing that hadn't been plugged in. Or maybe like a box of rubber bands. Nope! Just a weird tone on an Alembic bass.

    Unrelated, but probably a life-changing moment (I mean, insofar . . . ), Kavus pm'd me about a new Knifeworld album. Didn't know him; didn't know the band. But the viddy he sent had me hooked. From there it was a short trip backward to Cardiacs.

    Both Kavus and Tim Smith have been important musicians for me. Both have been responsible for writing a lot of my psychic and emotional landscapes for the past five or so years.

    So, yeah, thanks, PE! Thems is the memories.
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    Yanks going bananas when I said I didn't like something as it had too much harmony vocals.

    Svet continually carpetbombing obscure Balkan prog.
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    Nearfest (pick a year ( except one)) is sold out!
    A cool tool to sharpen corroded memories is The Wayback Machine
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    Some names that have popped by and posted over the years...

    Greg Spawton
    Tomas Bodin
    Nad Sylvan
    Billy Sherwood

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    What WAS that band Sup always pushed?

    Had either Mushroom or Unicorn in their name....

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    "I remember "good ol' sup" threatening to kill me with his gun, when I told him that buying a ticket to a concert did not legally entitle him to record a show and do whatever he wanted with it. "

    Ahh, yes. Well, I got a few death threats too over the years. Though not from him. Usually from people that were envious of me for having a place like this. Thinking they could have done it better, had they been King for a Day.

    They couldn't of course because they would have started with the wrong motivations. Revenge, etc.... And for that would have deserved to fail.
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    Tons of great memories. Possibly the most important ones were threads on Prog from Italy, Spain, and other countries and regions like South America. Those really got me kick started on exploring more obscure stuff. Yes, there were sources that talked about these groups, but the discussions where people linked various groups and gave details about their sound and why they liked it (or didn't) was somehow more helpful and conducive to exploration than consulting an "encyclopedia."

    Also, laugh all you want, but I got a lot out of those "what is Prog" discussions, and my perception has changed over the years as a result. Yeah, enough is eventually enough, but I don't think a revisiting of that question from time to time is without value. If nothing else, high entertainment value.

    A couple of sad moments I won't forget, reading of Emerson's and Squire's deaths. If it happens in Prog, chances are I hear it here first, good or bad.

    Camples, LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
    Svet continually carpetbombing obscure Balkan prog.
    Oh man, there's one I don't miss. That was ridiculous... when you are the only one posting for three or four pages in a row, maybe it's time to give it a rest.
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    Can't remember exactly when I joined. Back in 2005.... ish? I used to be a big part of a Rush forum until I got completely bored with it & the endless juvenile banter. I was looking for much more & found it here. Snobs, douchebags, @$$holes... I fit right in! Don't post a whole lot but have found a lot of great info over the years. Cheers!

    Oh yeah! One of my favorites was The Omega Monkey. That guy would start fires everywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
    Yanks going bananas when I said I didn't like something as it had too much harmony vocals.

    Svet continually carpetbombing obscure Balkan prog.
    A sad moment for the site when he died but Yanks' claims of being (paraphrased) musically 'open-minded, I like everything from Dream Theater to Tangerine Dream' was one for the ages.

    Svetonio- oh God. One emoticon springs to mind- - because he used it so much. I remember an extremely bizarre argument with him where he insisted that The Who had re-recorded songs for the Meaty Beaty... compilation. They hadn't. 'Dogmatic' doesn't cover it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by polmico View Post
    Unrelated, but probably a life-changing moment (I mean, insofar . . . ), Kavus pm'd me about a new Knifeworld album. Didn't know him; didn't know the band. But the viddy he sent had me hooked.
    Was it "Don't Land On Me"? That one's a real boggler. That video was my own first exposure to Knifeworld--and it must have been through a link here--and it hooked me hard.

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    The late Arkangel3's review of that Flower Kings album- The Sum Of No Evil. He really hated it! (It's where I got off the bus as well...conveniently they provided said vehicle on the front cover, if I remember rightly!)

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    Ah, yes. Good old Ken. RIP Loved Yes so much and was so upset about how loose they were on the Styx tour he had to go the venue's bathroom and vomit. The review is part of what spawned Geoff's initial rage. Though he later admitted they were indeed in need of more practice and that Heart of the Sunrise takes more than a week to prep and he should have started sooner.

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