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  1. Right on target. A 2-slot band band badly miscast...

    Right on target. A 2-slot band band badly miscast as a headliner. Scraping the bottom of the bucket list...
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    Sade

    Sade
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    I don't at all like the boxy drum sound

    I don't at all like the boxy drum sound
  4. If you don't like a festival's lineup, you are...

    If you don't like a festival's lineup, you are not required to spend a thousand dollars and a weekend away from your family. No one HAS to go. period. CF 2011, NEARfest.
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    David Bowie listening project

    I listened to all David Bowie's studio albums during this month. Here's where things shook out...

    BAH
    Pinups
    Tonight
    MEH
    Never Let You Down
    Hours
    Buddha of Suburbia
    OK
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    I had given the agreed upon fee to Eddie Jobson....

    I had given the agreed upon fee to Eddie Jobson. He was the party that signed the contract, so he got the funds.
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    less actually. I had arranged for the headline...

    less actually. I had arranged for the headline acts to receive wire transfers of their fees.
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    John Wetton saw into the briefcase during NF '12....

    John Wetton saw into the briefcase during NF '12. He was like "wait a minute, is that filled with fucking money? My God, it's filled with fucking money! I thought that only existed in the movies"
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    found under my bed the other day... THE BRIEFCASE

    found under my bed the other day... THE BRIEFCASE
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    Alan Parsons Project = Alan Parsons + Eric...

    Alan Parsons Project = Alan Parsons + Eric Woolfson
    Woolfson is gone, so now everything is under Alan Parsons' own name.
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    love that so much, Todd

    love that so much, Todd
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    <3 Paul!! I have clear memories of watching you guys wandering the halls of Zoellner. May the memory of your father always be a delight.
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    Tunnels "Art of Living Dangerously" has a few...

    Tunnels "Art of Living Dangerously" has a few cuts from NF 2003.
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    Mastermind "Prog Fusion Leather and Sweat" is...

    Mastermind "Prog Fusion Leather and Sweat" is from NEARfest 1999
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    Anekdoten "Gravity" Japanese issue had three...

    Anekdoten "Gravity" Japanese issue had three songs from NF 2000 on the bonus disc
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    has it been that long already? why yes. I...

    has it been that long already? why yes. I remember planning the first event with Chad with my two year old Tony in tow. He's now 22...
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    Tachika is "grey goods"... if we're being generous

    Tachika is "grey goods"... if we're being generous
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    I put it up for sale on discogs. I guess I'd...

    I put it up for sale on discogs. I guess I'd rather have $20
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    Canarios "Ciclos"

    Even after several listens I cannot tell whether this Spanish prog album Canarios "Ciclos" is absolutely amazing or abjectly terrible. Thoughts from those who have heard it??
  20. and it appears KBB has a gig in December 2018 in...

    and it appears KBB has a gig in December 2018 in Japan. Hope they record a new album!
  21. KBB's last release in 2013 "Age of Pain" was...

    KBB's last release in 2013 "Age of Pain" was fantastic.
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    Prog Meme thread

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  23. 2 live shows in an 18 year period...

    2 live shows in an 18 year period...
  24. Cam Hawkins told me FM was from 9 to 10:30. did...

    Cam Hawkins told me FM was from 9 to 10:30. did it change?
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    i'll wait for the reviews. this could be a...

    i'll wait for the reviews. this could be a stitched together mess with constant Jon verbiage not allowing the music to breathe...
  26. Hey Jed chillax on commenting on events you...

    Hey Jed chillax on commenting on events you didn't attend and how about instead back away from the computer and enjoy some actual music ;-) Come back when you have a new band you've discovered that...
  27. If anyone has not yet bought tickets, I have a...

    If anyone has not yet bought tickets, I have a Saturday and Sunday ticket available. Please email me at laduca@msu.edu
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    this kicked my ass on first listen

    this kicked my ass on first listen
  29. yeah he has FM and Soft Machine scheduled at the...

    yeah he has FM and Soft Machine scheduled at the same time :-(
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    this thing smokes from start to finish! but there...

    this thing smokes from start to finish! but there are a few appreciated lighter and airier moments. well done!
  31. Thread: New Styx

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    The Mission is coming out in 5.1 soon I really...

    The Mission is coming out in 5.1 soon
    I really enjoy this record.
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    real drummer this time?

    real drummer this time?
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    This

    This
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    I have "Rood" which I thought was the second...

    I have "Rood" which I thought was the second Basta CD... It's Joris' bass compositions behind someone reciting poetry in Flemish.
    It's quite interesting but I don't play it often... any one want it...
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    there is a depth of nuance here that is missed if...

    there is a depth of nuance here that is missed if you listen distracted. I turned off the lights and immersed in it and it was extremely enjoyable.
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    yeah we locked down the vendor rooms 5 or 10...

    yeah we locked down the vendor rooms 5 or 10 minutes before each set. otherwise the vendors themselves would not have been able to catch the sets! And we wanted people in the auditorium during the...
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    I am currently into my third year of a project to...

    I am currently into my third year of a project to listen to everything I own. I'm culling some things I don't like super well and I'm posting them for sale on discogs. I am re-discovering some old...
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    the NEARfest vendor rooms were always closed...

    the NEARfest vendor rooms were always closed during performances. What you speak of, was not possible to do.
  39. I guess I'm thinking $40 for an out-of-print...

    I guess I'm thinking $40 for an out-of-print SACD, when I have seen some of those go for $200, is cheaply.
  40. available relatively cheaply on 5.1 SACD for...

    available relatively cheaply on 5.1 SACD for those who are equipped for such things. I love the surround issue of this. It's like you're on the stage with them.
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    I'm listening now. I think it's an accurate...

    I'm listening now. I think it's an accurate representation of the concert I just saw last week. I am no audio engineer, but I think the autotune/pitch correction is on the vocals in the live show.
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    don't like the out of tune violin on the new...

    don't like the out of tune violin on the new album. adore the 2nd one though!
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    Gong has toured all over the USA as recently as...

    Gong has toured all over the USA as recently as 1999
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    if Leo is breaking the news I'm convinced it's SM

    if Leo is breaking the news I'm convinced it's SM
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    this album has melted my face

    this album has melted my face
  46. Thread: New Eskaton?

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    is it the same band??

    is it the same band??
  47. Thread: Progstock!?

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    this thread is not about traffic issues.

    this thread is not about traffic issues.
  48. Thread: Progstock!?

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    No. Not at all. Constructive criticism was...

    No. Not at all. Constructive criticism was offered in the spirit of a healthy event moving into the future. A festival rep had serious trouble perceiving that and hearing it and instead got all...
  49. Thread: Progstock!?

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    no one was deliberately raining on a parade....

    no one was deliberately raining on a parade. people, including myself, raised legitimate concerns that the festival would suffer low attendance because it was so narrowly focused on one subgenre of...
  50. Thread: Progstock!?

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    NEARfest had plenty of people ragging the various...

    NEARfest had plenty of people ragging the various bookings as they were announced. A festival organizer has to shrug at that and make the best business decisions for the festival.
  51. Thread: Progstock!?

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    telling people that they should keep their likes...

    telling people that they should keep their likes and dislikes to themselves on a music board is patently ridiculous.
  52. Thread: Progstock!?

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    I'm glad you had a good time at Progstock Dave...

    I'm glad you had a good time at Progstock Dave and I'm glad it was a professionally run event.
    However I have some bones to pick with your comments.

    Why should people have to support a festival...
  53. Thread: Progstock!?

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    I'll just say this. When reps from the festival...

    I'll just say this. When reps from the festival organization go into public chat rooms and insult previous successful festivals as "irrelevant", project an air of superiority right off the bat, and...
  54. Thread: Progstock!?

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    yes! that was when the Captain RIO comment...

    yes! that was when the Captain RIO comment happened and I remember you and McFee doubling over in laughter
  55. Thread: Progstock!?

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    yup! I also remembered joking with him that...

    yup! I also remembered joking with him that Sleepytime Gorilla Museum would convert him to Captain RIO and he got SO angry
  56. Thread: Progstock!?

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    He's still around. He trashed me on FB recently...

    He's still around. He trashed me on FB recently for booking the "Satanic" Sleepytime Gorilla Museum and as a result I have no credibility with him whatsoever. Whatevs. :-)
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    yes this is the same Nexus that played NF way...

    yes this is the same Nexus that played NF way back in 2000
  58. Thread: Progstock!?

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    gnosis2000.net still exists and gets updated....

    gnosis2000.net still exists and gets updated. that's my go to site for ratings. finer gradations too.
  59. Thread: ProgDay 2017

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    been there, done that in 2001 with Arsnova

    been there, done that in 2001 with Arsnova
  60. Thread: ProgDay 2017

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    and Santa Prog is real

    and Santa Prog is real
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