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    I do it all…clean sounds though my Hughes &...

    I do it all…clean sounds though my Hughes & Kettner amp, dirty, modeled sounds through it (it has it built in), traditional pedals, and also a Line 6 POD XT Live.

    Life is too short to cut an...
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    This is the Post of the Day!! Please know that...

    This is the Post of the Day!!

    Please know that I say this with the utmost of respect and affection for you, and for all of us:

    We are such guitar and music geeks! Nobody has said something like...
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    I think he really liked the Korg OASYS. He...

    I think he really liked the Korg OASYS. He swapped out a bunch of older keys by going the OASYS route. He is still using it, isn’t he? I thought the reason was that he just didn’t want to re-program...
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    What a lovely walk back in time. Thank you!

    What a lovely walk back in time.

    Thank you!
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    What a great min-doc! Very enjoyable! I learned...

    What a great min-doc! Very enjoyable! I learned several new things.
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    The first—78–might have been even better. I first...

    The first—78–might have been even better. I first saw the “In the round” in the fall of 78 at ASU in Arizona. Then, it was the next year at MSG. The smaller crowd/venue (but not by much) in AZ was a...
  7. Bill is modest, sincerely modest. To a fault. But...

    Bill is modest, sincerely modest. To a fault. But it is based in reality. Bill paid attention to the up and coming drummers and understood how good they were.

    Alan H was a superb musician....
  8. I too see the word “legacy” as a word that is...

    I too see the word “legacy” as a word that is neutral as far as ego and perspective go.

    And if one has any understanding of Bill, one knows how modest he is.
  9. Great thread! I far prefer “IT TANGO” on the...

    Great thread!

    I far prefer “IT TANGO” on the album.

    Sublime!!
  10. Oh, Alison! Our Nightbird. Damn I miss her....

    Oh, Alison! Our Nightbird.

    Damn I miss her. WNEW-FM formed so many of my tastes. They played all sorts of great artists like National Health.

    I remember hearing the commercials on WNEW for The...
  11. Methinks his tongue was fully in cheek.

    Methinks his tongue was fully in cheek.
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    Cannot wait to watch! Thanks in advance

    Cannot wait to watch! Thanks in advance
  13. Thanks so much! I subscribed. Bill has always...

    Thanks so much!
    I subscribed.

    Bill has always been my favorite dummer (now that he is retired, I generally put Gavin Harrison in that spot).

    As far as the comments JKL2000, Bill has always...
  14. Wow! LOTS of products.

    Wow! LOTS of products.
  15. Your observations make perfect sense to me....

    Your observations make perfect sense to me. Please do post that info if you find it.
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    There is no doubt that each of the three guys...

    There is no doubt that each of the three guys wanted to stand out. They wanted to play as best as possible, and wanted their parts to sound as good as possible. One of th things that struck me the...
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    Yes, his voice seemed to respond well to it, and...

    Yes, his voice seemed to respond well to it, and after all, it really was quite common back then. I think to answer the other part of the OP’s question: try listening to Kansas. OMG. SO MUCH REVERB...
  18. Yup, they are the Masters of Genesis stagecraft....

    Yup, they are the Masters of Genesis stagecraft. (I bet Daryl S knows all as well.)

    Original Taurus! Very cool.
    And a PK-5 too? I have always wanted a second set of pedals to trigger other...
  19. Ich weiß! Meine Mutter war Deutsche

    Ich weiß! Meine Mutter war Deutsche
  20. Good question! I often notice when Mike is NOT...

    Good question! I often notice when Mike is NOT playing bass in live shows. The bass pedals were very helpful for freeing him from bass guitar duties so as to allow the patented “Genesis 12-String...
  21. Aber ich lese kein Deutsch

    Aber ich lese kein Deutsch
  22. I spotted this the other day when checking Ant’s...

    I spotted this the other day when checking Ant’s site (a common occurrence of course). So I ordered it!!!
    I look forward to listening when it shows up.
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    It makes perfect sense that you cite Crimson. ...

    It makes perfect sense that you cite Crimson.

    I saw Renaissance on the other end of the time spectrum…1976…at my High School! It was one of the best I ever saw.
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    You are correct that it is difficult. Having seen...

    You are correct that it is difficult. Having seen Yes, Genesis, ELP, Strawbs, Ponty, McGlaughlin, UK, and many other top bands, it is really a tough call, but I’d have to say that any of the three...
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    Thank you very much! Your post helps. :)

    Thank you very much! Your post helps. :)
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    Wow. Here I was still feeling very sad over...

    Wow.

    Here I was still feeling very sad over the loss of my dog (a month ago), and then I saw your link. Two minutes later after the story I feel better.

    So much in this world just doesn’t...
  27. I am very sad to hear you went through that...

    I am very sad to hear you went through that terrible sequence, John! And I know you will be recuperating for a long time. I hope it goes quicker and easier than projected.

    Thanks so much for these...
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    Pardon my crashing your party (I have only lurked...

    Pardon my crashing your party (I have only lurked on this thread because I don’t have any positive info to add), but I wanted to thank you for the link to the footage of Gabriel’s surprise appearance...
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    Keeping older electronic gear functioning can be...

    Keeping older electronic gear functioning can be a challenge. Things like librarian software get confusing with newer operating systems. I hate to say it but the most foolproof thing I have found is...
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    TX-81Z. Correct! They are not as “full sounding”...

    TX-81Z. Correct!
    They are not as “full sounding” as the DX-7/TX-7/802 family, but having two or three 81Zs allows some nice stacking so that some nice, complex sounds can be achieved.
  31. For those of us that have followed him steadily...

    For those of us that have followed him steadily since his very first album, it is always refreshing to get the views of people that have only recently discovered some of his records. I love that you...
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    Wow Bill! That looks like an excellent unit!...

    Wow Bill! That looks like an excellent unit! Thanks for the mention of it!

    Ironically, I traded my Mexican Strat to my friend for the keyboard gear. But, I still have anther Strat so the Vega trem...
  33. Very cool. He really does seem to be one of the...

    Very cool.
    He really does seem to be one of the nicest guys.

    By the way, those “Thank you’s” to the thee women in the “Light” booklet sure intrigued me, especially the mention of the special “fan...
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    Surely some of y’all got some new gear for...

    Surely some of y’all got some new gear for Christmas! Fess up, please!

    While not related to the holiday, I did get a few used pieces from my old keyboard pal:

    A Roland MKS-20 piano module (to...
  35. What a great interview!!! You asked excellent...

    What a great interview!!! You asked excellent questions, and Ant was his usual, humble, fascinating self.

    We are so lucky to have Ant in this world. Life often is not much fun, but Anthony...
  36. So I resisted the lure of the new “Archive”...

    So I resisted the lure of the new “Archive” package…until today! After all, it is a NEW YEAR!

    So I ordered it! I was enticed by the large amount of new pieces on it.

    In other Ant news, have you...
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    Absolutely! A fine record; they were so darn...

    Absolutely!
    A fine record; they were so darn hot. The solos, the drumming, the arrangements. Killer.

    And another vote for”Breathless.”
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    So sweet. Very special Chris loved when...

    So sweet. Very special

    Chris loved when people liked his work.
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    Holy Mole!!! $103!!!!! Wow.

    Holy Mole!!!
    $103!!!!!

    Wow.
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    I had the track on one of the older packages from...

    I had the track on one of the older packages from the 90s, but I never really appreciated it until I got Swiss Choir. I really enjoy the track; it has the typical Squire double-meaning lyrics, and...
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    I didn’t realize it was out of print but I guess...

    I didn’t realize it was out of print but I guess it is not surprising. I bet they could sell a bunch if a re-issue was done.

    Maybe some extras? And maybe a surround mix…better yet, ATMOS!!!! Yes,...
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    Time for Chris Squire’s Swiss Choir

    As indicated by all the Christmas commercials I am seeing, it must be the Christmas season, so therefore it is time to pull out all those Holiday CDs.

    My favorite is Chris Squire’s Swiss Choir....
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    You’ll have “to tie me kangaroo down, sport” to...

    You’ll have “to tie me kangaroo down, sport” to keep me from buying it!
    (It’s from Australia, ha ha)
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    OSCAR!!! One of the best; amazing fingers! ...

    OSCAR!!!

    One of the best; amazing fingers!

    Perhaps my favorite is his version of “Wave.”

    Enjoy:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSDQPWgyMFI
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    Wonderful!! What a great piece…thank you!!

    Wonderful!! What a great piece…thank you!!
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    Great to see Rob getting some attention. I love...

    Great to see Rob getting some attention. I love pretty much everything he does. I too got the big Ringmaster set and a few other titles recently.
    The Sanctuary projects are wonderful!

    As I often...
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    Very cool! Thanks!

    Very cool! Thanks!
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    Yes, that section in the book where Ken speaks in...

    Yes, that section in the book where Ken speaks in riddles (pun intended) about the “issues” with the band were a bit frustrating to this reader. He was vague enough to not really say anything clear,...
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    The Phoenix show was stunningly good. This last...

    The Phoenix show was stunningly good. This last tour was their best, I think.
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    As usual, Tony is to the point and eloquent; ...

    As usual, Tony is to the point and eloquent;

    https://tonylevin.com/road-diaries/king-crimson-2021-tour-part2-japan/in-the-company-of-ghosts
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    I have always saw the Rikki/Silver connection...

    I have always saw the Rikki/Silver connection too. Thanks for making me feel reasonably attentive. :)
  52. Holy Mole! So sorry to hear this, John! Pleas...

    Holy Mole!
    So sorry to hear this, John! Pleas get 100% better ASAP, and keep us updated.

    Having seen this year’s tour in Phoenix, I pre-ordered the CD once I heard about it. But I of course read...
  53. Yeppers…we got tix on the first day of pre-sales.

    Yeppers…we got tix on the first day of pre-sales.
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    You are correct, Kind Sir. It was July 30 in...

    You are correct, Kind Sir.
    It was July 30 in Morristown (with John McGlaughlin and his One Truth Band) and August 1 in Central Park (Wollman Rink) with the same line-up. Not surprisingly, without...
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    Agreed! But I would say “debilitating” instead...

    Agreed!
    But I would say “debilitating” instead of “annoying.” Seriously, the black (or other dark backgrounds) really screw up my vision.
    (And not just on-line, magazines—like Jazziz—do it all the...
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    I saw Brand X twice in 1978, without Phil...

    I saw Brand X twice in 1978, without Phil (something called “And Then There Were Three” had his attention), and unfortunately without the late John Goodsall. He was there, but the cast on his arm...
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    So utterly sad to hear the news…what an injustice...

    So utterly sad to hear the news…what an injustice it is that such a vital man with such an amazing voice has been silenced. I am so sad for his family, loved ones, and friends.

    Ms. Ewing’s...
  58. This I want to see!!

    This I want to see!!
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    UPDATE: I still love the track; I hear more and...

    UPDATE: I still love the track; I hear more and more each time. But has anyone else had the issue I had? The spindle in the case is so strong that it is hard to release the CD. I broke the CD...
  60. UPDATE: So after 4 days of climbing up and...

    UPDATE:

    So after 4 days of climbing up and down three different ladders into two different over-ceiling crawl spaces, stringing cables, connecting my four M-1 Height speakers, and then finessing...
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