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    Peter Frankopan- The Silk Roads (note the...

    Peter Frankopan- The Silk Roads (note the plural).

    As the subtitle states, this is a new History of the World, one that utilizes a Central Asia-centric View as to how ‘it’ has all unfolded. An...
  2. Sticky: Reactivation of a dormant virus is not an...

    Reactivation of a dormant virus is not an uncommon phenomenon.

    Looking at S. Korea as an example, one can understand why most experts lean towards reactivation over reinfection:

    Over the last...
  3. Sticky: That’s been noticeable for me too, living under a...

    That’s been noticeable for me too, living under a flight path. The succession of early morning rumbles used to serve as an alarm clock. Now the silence means I’m rushing out of bed 30 minutes late.
    ...
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    Ahh, this kind of thread is precisely the reason...

    Ahh, this kind of thread is precisely the reason I scan this site everyday.

    Please sirs can we have some more?
  5. Sticky: ...And, he rambled on, to the man at the Arby's...

    ...And, he rambled on, to the man at the Arby's drive thru...

    Double-entendres aside, population density doesn't seem to be a necessary factor in increasing the spread. East Asia, S.E. Asia and...
  6. Sticky: Whoa! Hammered? Hardly... ...

    Whoa! Hammered? Hardly...

    https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/thailand/

    Among the lowest number of cases/deaths per capita of any country. They've banged that curve way down.
    ...
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    Really enjoyed this, thanks! Once more tracks are...

    Really enjoyed this, thanks! Once more tracks are added to the EP I’ll be downloading. You’ve got a fan.
  8. Sticky: My former nursing student (here in Japan) in the...

    My former nursing student (here in Japan) in the infectious diseases section of the primary hospital in a hard hit region is opening up...

    Did you see the wonderful scene where the NYPD stood and...
  9. Sticky: I teach medical and nursing students. A handful...

    I teach medical and nursing students. A handful of my graduates are now treating COVID 19 patients in infectious disease departments in Tokyo, Osaka, and Fukuoka.

    One of my former nursing...
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    This is zeuhl positive, floating, shimmering,...

    This is zeuhl positive, floating, shimmering, joyous. Just a delight to listen to and a wonderful antidote to the more menacing side of the genre.
  11. Sticky: Someone, or some team, is going to be a hero...

    Someone, or some team, is going to be a hero whose name will be in your grandchildrens’ history books very soon.
    One of the most enlightening articles I’ve read on the race to develop a vaccine:...
  12. Sticky: This is, I'd say, the biggest difference between...

    This is, I'd say, the biggest difference between what's happening in the U.S and those countries which are having more success in containment.

    S. Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam:
    United, coordinated,...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_42t39Ig1U...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_42t39Ig1U
    Sintesis S/T Argentinian Prog from 1976. Quite obscure. I like the tone of the violin on this.
  14. Sticky: I’m familiar with the Vo case. Earlier you...

    I’m familiar with the Vo case.

    Earlier you stated that you preferred to listen to the opinions of recognized field experts, health professionals etc. Fine. But then it should be noted then that...
  15. Sticky: I’m not following the arguments presented above...

    I’m not following the arguments presented above very well. What I am reading is mass testing-??? - eliminate virus. Can someone tell me what the data that mass testing (which cannot be realistically...
  16. Sticky: Really gotta question the value of mass testing...

    Really gotta question the value of mass testing after looking at the statistics https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/?

    The media would have us believe that certain countries have conducted...
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    I want to like MacFarlane but I find reading his...

    I want to like MacFarlane but I find reading his work to be a bit of a slog. The Allan Holdsworth of nature/travel writers- technically and formally gifted but somehow lacking in connecting to the...
  18. Eno- Another Green World or Before and After...

    Eno- Another Green World or Before and After Science. Absolutely pivotal studio-as-instrument albums. And the guest list...
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    David Eimer 'A Savage Dreamland' -- the most...

    David Eimer 'A Savage Dreamland' -- the most comprehensive overview of the bizarre and obscure melting pot that is modern Myanmar. For those who like travel lit, Eimer's previous book 'The Emperor...
  20. Sticky: As most of you probably know, Japan enacted...

    As most of you probably know, Japan enacted emergency measures a few days ago, extending through the 7 most infected prefectures. My prefecture, with only 11 confirmed cases thus far (knocks on wood...
  21. Sticky: Some offhand food for thought: 1. Has anyone...

    Some offhand food for thought:
    1. Has anyone reported a cluster developing from an outdoor gathering? Almost every, if not every, group transmission case I’ve heard about has been indoors. Is there...
  22. Sticky: Bruce, good to get a report from someone in S....

    Bruce, good to get a report from someone in S. Korea first hand. You may remember that I’m in Japan (far southwest - only 3 confirmed cases in my prefecture so far).

    What I’m finding strange is...
  23. Sticky: I think sometimes people overestimate the degree...

    I think sometimes people overestimate the degree to which the Chinese government, despite being authoritarian, can, or even wants to, micro-manage daily life with an iron fist (with the exception of...
  24. Sticky: Although China certainly has to consider a...

    Although China certainly has to consider a cultural shift in terms of its anything-goes wildlife markets, be VERY careful in considering the veracity of these articles. What the authors present as...
  25. Yeah, that scratched an itch. Good call.

    Yeah, that scratched an itch.

    Good call.
  26. Sticky: Notes from Japan... I get a mixed feeling...

    Notes from Japan...

    I get a mixed feeling here.

    The good:
    The health system is excellent and orderly (not to mention that we have universal insurance, which includes covid 19 testing).
    People...
  27. Sticky: One thing I’m thankful for... if the virus was...

    One thing I’m thankful for... if the virus was primarily targeting children, and I think you’ll agree with me, it would be a hundred, a thousand, times worse. Not in terms of numbers but tragedy and...
  28. Sticky: I’m a freaking Nostradamus! Kinda makes my...

    I’m a freaking Nostradamus!

    Kinda makes my previous post moot though.
  29. Sticky: While I’m here... Some of you might have heard...

    While I’m here...

    Some of you might have heard that Japan’s relatively benign official Covid-19 case numbers are due to a wish to hide the actual number in order to keep the Olympics going as...
  30. Sticky: I talked with a Professor of Thoracic Surgery...

    I talked with a Professor of Thoracic Surgery here in Japan the other day (I work at a large hospital complex) who made an interesting and compelling argument against massive nationwide testing...
  31. Sticky: ^^^^ Thanks. A few other cultural/local...

    ^^^^
    Thanks.

    A few other cultural/local factors to keep in mind...

    While much of Asia has public hygiene issues (Japan and Singapore being notable exceptions, maybe Korea/Taiwan too) personal...
  32. Sticky: Greetings and good news from the Far East (Japan,...

    Greetings and good news from the Far East (Japan, in my case).

    The good news is China’s daily addition to the total case list today- a big, fat 1. The emphasis there now is blocking a return...
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    Bolts have lost three in a row after going...

    Bolts have lost three in a row after going something like 150-0-2. But I think they, the Bruins, and Caps are focusing on the playoffs, checking out how all the new cogs fit...
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    Knights are one of our jinx teams, along with...

    Knights are one of our jinx teams, along with Minnesota.

    You guys solved Vasilievsky today.
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    As long as ECM is running in this field... ...

    As long as ECM is running in this field...

    Whenever I seem to be far away
    Odyssey
    After the rain
    - Terje Rypdal
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    Krieder’s value seems to go up each game...

    Krieder’s value seems to go up each game...
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    Bolts are looking hard at Krieder apparently,...

    Bolts are looking hard at Krieder apparently, continuing the Rangers shuttle. But they don’t want to mess with the good chemistry now. And who would the Rangers want in return?
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    But by the criterion of being most valuable to...

    But by the criterion of being most valuable to one’s team...

    Is anyone’s impact over and above his teammates greater than Panarin? MacKinnon perhaps?
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    Panarin leading the MVP race at the moment?

    Panarin leading the MVP race at the moment?
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    Yup. This is pretty much a thread ender.

    Yup. This is pretty much a thread ender.
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    Left field entry: Cos- Postaoelian Train...

    Left field entry:
    Cos-
    Postaoelian Train Robbery
    Viva Boma
    Babel
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    Bruins 0 for 7 in shootouts. The Marchand whiff...

    Bruins 0 for 7 in shootouts. The Marchand whiff should count as two losses though.
  43. Bingo on Bennie Maupin. His playing really...

    Bingo on Bennie Maupin. His playing really underpins Crossings. His ‘The Jewel In The Lotus’ is one of ECMs few forays into spiritual jazz, and a top 10 ECM disc for me.

    Caravanserai is now at the...
  44. Enjoying Crossings lead me to buy Sextant but the...

    Enjoying Crossings lead me to buy Sextant but the latter is a much more difficult listen.

    These days I’m getting more mileage out of the American scene of the time than I am from the British...
  45. Well, I suppose I'll have to be careful in how I...

    Well, I suppose I'll have to be careful in how I present myself but I wasn't being disingenuous in starting this thread. I genuinely thought it would be interesting to hear which fundamental prog LPs...
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    :lol

    :lol
  47. Yeah, I’m good. Exhales. Apologies for...

    Yeah, I’m good.

    Exhales.

    Apologies for indulging.
  48. I think its important to distinguish between...

    I think its important to distinguish between having an understanding of the compositional/technical features of the music (which I'll call the vertical dimension and which, for a serious listener,...
  49. You can certainly write though, which I...

    You can certainly write though, which I appreciate, regardless of the content.

    I barely ever argue anymore - at least online. In most cases I have no vested interest in whether the other guy...
  50. Sorry, one more thing. There is a categorical...

    Sorry, one more thing. There is a categorical difference between sharpening ones listening skills to develop deeper appreciation of music (which is, of course, perfectly valid, even necessary for the...
  51. Allow me to be unambiguous by using the following...

    Allow me to be unambiguous by using the following example.

    I know that ELP influenced Le Orme. But this neither does nor will affect my enjoyment or appreciation of any given Le Orme song or...
  52. Ummm... no? Because neither I, nor most people...

    Ummm... no?

    Because neither I, nor most people here, are writing an academic paper on prog.


    What’s with all this ‘study’?

    What’s with this notion of not being able to appreciate a piece of...
  53. Yup. That's exactly what I meant. Nothing to do...

    Yup. That's exactly what I meant. Nothing to do with disliking a particular band.
  54. Yessir. I just got through Lizard and Islands...

    Yessir.

    I just got through Lizard and Islands for the first time. No great revelation for a seasoned vet like myself but good music nonetheless. Happy to finally hear ‘A Sailor’s Tale’.

    One of...
  55. OP here. It is not a willful avoidance, no...

    OP here.

    It is not a willful avoidance, no arms-folded-across-my-chest intention behind not having listened to these albums, and certainly I am not taking pride in it. Rather, I’m just mentioning...
  56. I’m sure that sounds from those albums entered my...

    I’m sure that sounds from those albums entered my ears via background radio or the guy next door’s car 8-track system during the 70s and 80s (I’m 60 now) but I was never conscious of it being WYWH or...
  57. Pleasant surprises and unfortunate disappointments

    ...and this is a thread about artists you are/were already at least somewhat familiar with but then heard something by them that positively surprised you.

    And similarly, when something by an...
  58. Seminal prog albums you’ve never even listened to

    What I mean is this...

    Like most PEers I’ve listened to tens of thousands of albums in and around the genre, including many of the more obscure (and occasionally, obtuse) artists discussed here.
    ...
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    Dark days in Tampa, with the Rangers, Habs,...

    Dark days in Tampa, with the Rangers, Habs, Leafs, Panthers, and even the (gasp!) Sabres ahead of us at the moment.
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    Dennis Chambers stops by your friend’s place for...

    Dennis Chambers stops by your friend’s place for pizza and music chat?

    Sheesh. I live in Japan. I wish Hiromi would pop by for udon...
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