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    You guys are right and I don't know why I even...

    You guys are right and I don't know why I even wrote that. It was late. I deleted it and I'm taking a break for a while.
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    I swear I've seen this... did it air on cable?

    I swear I've seen this... did it air on cable?
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    I'm listening to it on Youtube... so far I like...

    I'm listening to it on Youtube... so far I like That's All for Everyone a lot but I'd say that on the whole I hate this frikin' album *lol* Stevie in particular was writing the same damn shitty song...
  4. Turns out to be the Miami studio of this guy: ...

    Turns out to be the Miami studio of this guy:

    http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/hughjarvishitchcock

    If you want to sound like Madonna circa 1982 you could do worse! :D
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    I thought it was still out in some form or...

    I thought it was still out in some form or other...
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    "Y'AI 'NG'NGAH, YOG-SOTHOTH H'EE-L'GEB F'AI...

    "Y'AI 'NG'NGAH, YOG-SOTHOTH H'EE-L'GEB F'AI THRODOG UAAAH!"
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    Ah. eBay then.

    Ah. eBay then.
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    Well, that's no bueno.

    Well, that's no bueno.
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    Another great gateway to more off the wall prog...

    Another great gateway to more off the wall prog with a good grounding in standard symph accessibility (imho) is the Pictures album by Island- get thee to the Laser's Edge website and check it out!!
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    Didn't it have the highest list price ever at the...

    Didn't it have the highest list price ever at the time of release? I never have listened to the whole album. I didn't like the title cut at all- yeah, experimental maybe, but in a dumb way- and...
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    I have his DVD. Great stuff, although 90% should...

    I have his DVD. Great stuff, although 90% should be intuitive and obvious to anyone that really has any business recording imho. The only thing I disagree with is that he is adamant an acoustic...
  12. Well said.

    Well said.
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    It would be interesting (but very very difficult,...

    It would be interesting (but very very difficult, granted) to try and implement some kind of amortization program for concerts, whereby you could reduce the ticket costs based on attendance. Say, in...
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    Family....ticket price....sorry, no! I'll...

    Family....ticket price....sorry, no!

    I'll give you 5 bucks to write that on a sandwich board and walk around outside with it at the venue the day of the show. :D
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    I decided to pull this out tonight and the vocals...

    I decided to pull this out tonight and the vocals aren't as bad as I remember- they're worse. Holy crap. I must have been on heavy back pain meds the last time. I still like most of the music...
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    Plus, it seems that Ruth's breakup with Ian was...

    Plus, it seems that Ruth's breakup with Ian was about her getting with "a guy from the crew" and if that was going on she probably wasn't messing with Frank as well. Although there's no telling if...
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    Right, I know. That's why it's interesting to me...

    Right, I know. That's why it's interesting to me that you never really see him play (although his early appearance on the Steve Allen show with the bicycle was rather percussion oriented.)
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    I guess I should have just stuck with the...

    I guess I should have just stuck with the vernacular "tapped dat ass" :D To wit, could FZ sat to her, with certainty, "I have been in you!"
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    I listened to it a few months back and liked it...

    I listened to it a few months back and liked it way more than in the 70s. It's weirder than I remember. And Steve's voice doesn't bug me nearly as much as it once did. I do think the title track...
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    I've always had to wonder if Frank tapped into...

    I've always had to wonder if Frank tapped into that or not...
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    I think this is the first time I've actually seen...

    I think this is the first time I've actually seen FZ play drums and he certainly seems to know what he's doing. I knew he could play but you never see him do it.
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    They missed a golden opportunity to call...

    They missed a golden opportunity to call themselves Tres Amigos and play all the old GG songs mariachi style.
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    I don't think the thread (or others like it) is...

    I don't think the thread (or others like it) is about achieving some consensus. It's just to get a sense of how people here feel.
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    If you go to Sony's website there should be...

    If you go to Sony's website there should be something for your model player that will walk you through it. Good luck!!
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    As pointed out above, you should still be able to...

    As pointed out above, you should still be able to do a firmware upgrade. You just need to download it on a computer that does have net access and burn it to a cd. If you never have it's surprising...
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    You know (and this is pretty funny given the...

    You know (and this is pretty funny given the streaming thread going on about this very thing) but if money's tight and buying a cd is a big deal (and I've been there trust me!) you can probably...
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    ^^^^^^ Turn her on to Klaus Nomi and see what...

    ^^^^^^
    Turn her on to Klaus Nomi and see what she thinks of that :D
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    Why wow? I like Peter Hammmill but the reaction...

    Why wow? I like Peter Hammmill but the reaction a lot of people have to him is the exact reaction I have to Garrett. And I like Bryan Ferry but I'll never forgive him for the legions of whiny...
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    I can't think of any prog singers that really...

    I can't think of any prog singers that really drive me nuts. In mainstream rock I had a lot of trouble with the New Romantic Singers- Simon Le Bon, the guy from OMD or Spandau ballet- those kinds of...
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    Freddie does have a really annoying vibrato- it's...

    Freddie does have a really annoying vibrato- it's almost a Stevie Nicks thing. But he's such a great singer overall it's easy to overlook.
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    I 2nd Octopus.

    I 2nd Octopus.
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    D-E-e-e-e-p H-U-R-t-i-n-g

    D-E-e-e-e-p H-U-R-t-i-n-g
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    I tried and tried to get into Magentalane as some...

    I tried and tried to get into Magentalane as some kind of return to form but for me it's as bad as Endagered Species- maybe worse.
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    Didn't read the whole thread but I'm sure it's...

    Didn't read the whole thread but I'm sure it's come up- for me it's absolutely "You can't always get what you want." :D I use that to teach my children.

    Honorable mention goes to "Be happy with...
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    I dunno, with a voice like that who needs birth...

    I dunno, with a voice like that who needs birth control... (OK, that's harsh. I feel bad now.)
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    Write a 25 minute song about that ;)

    Write a 25 minute song about that ;)
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    They do a show with Jon every night, where ya...

    They do a show with Jon every night, where ya been? :p :D
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    Episodes are available all over the interwebz ;)

    Episodes are available all over the interwebz ;)
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    I was going to be in a band named Gentile Giant. ...

    I was going to be in a band named Gentile Giant. We didn't think we'd get away with Genital Giant.

    Anyway- I think I would try Interview. It's a good blend of weird and rocking. But my personal...
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    Again, at this point recorded music can be looked...

    Again, at this point recorded music can be looked at (for a major act) as promotional material to drive interest in gigs; something that can be written off as an expense, basically. Smaller, niche...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXE2hF2s0Aw

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXE2hF2s0Aw
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    That's a shame, I loved the way the guy played;...

    That's a shame, I loved the way the guy played; he was the right guy for that job. RIP.
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    Yeah, that was nice! :)

    Yeah, that was nice! :)
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    The old shellac 78s have wider grooves though,...

    The old shellac 78s have wider grooves though, right, and are probably actually able to be treated more roughly (relatively speaking) than the thin bendy albums of later years... plus they can only...
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    Yes, that's why I'm wondering if Matthew is more...

    Yes, that's why I'm wondering if Matthew is more liked. He doesn't seem to come up in these threads.
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    Rush matured in the late 80s and almost never...

    Rush matured in the late 80s and almost never came back. I like my rock immature, frankly :D
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    I tend to think to combat this more bands may...

    I tend to think to combat this more bands may move toward a type of video album/performance thing with audio only as a bonus feature, basically. That's what we're envisioning our next release to be.
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    I think he's stylistically like Hammill.

    I think he's stylistically like Hammill.
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    I always felt the debut album was spotty as well,...

    I always felt the debut album was spotty as well, actually. I like Sub Rosa Subway, like Little Neutrino, Anus Of Uranus and a couple others but some like Dr. Marvello don't do much for me. Calling...
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    That was no stripper, that was super-groupie...

    That was no stripper, that was super-groupie Pamela Des Barre ("I'm With The Band!")
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    First three albums were excellent. Well, Sir...

    First three albums were excellent. Well, Sir Army Suit was about half excellent. After that it kind of went in the dumper :p :D I'd say the general consensus is that Hope is the stand-out, but I...
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    I vote 2... ;)

    I vote 2... ;)
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    I'm curious, how do the people that hate Peter...

    I'm curious, how do the people that hate Peter Hammill's singing feel about Mathew Parmenter (Discipline?) Is he a more palatable version? (I like both btw.)
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    We allow a few tracks on services like Spotify to...

    We allow a few tracks on services like Spotify to act as promo and to have a presence but that's it. Prog as a genre is lucky enough (depending on how you look at it) to operate by some old-school...
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    Ah...

    Ah...
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    I was being sarcastic ;)

    I was being sarcastic ;)
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    Turns out this year sucked... and I had been...

    Turns out this year sucked... and I had been feeling good about it!
  58. Thank God the prognosis (no pun intended) is...

    Thank God the prognosis (no pun intended) is good! And that it didn't happen on-board ship.
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    My favorite by them, and the first I got as well,...

    My favorite by them, and the first I got as well, which is probably no coincidence.
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    Why's that...

    Why's that...
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