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    The final Jeapordy category for April 29, 2022...

    The final Jeapordy category for April 29, 2022 was 'Musical Inspirations.'

    Clue: “Tuileries” & “The Great Gate of Kiev” were 2 of the artworks that inspired this classical work completed in 1874....
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    Perpetual auto-buy.

    Perpetual auto-buy.
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    The show in Pittsfield was fantastic. Beautiful...

    The show in Pittsfield was fantastic. Beautiful theater. Goosebumps during "Humdrum." Wife now a Happy fan. Surprised by the addition of later PG repertoire ("Digging in the Dirt") which was...
  4. We saw Randy open for Flying Colors at Sony Hall...

    We saw Randy open for Flying Colors at Sony Hall in NYC in '19. Great player!
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    Many merci's!

    Many merci's!
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    Thanks Jed!

    Thanks Jed!
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    Thanks!

    Thanks!
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    Placed my order for the Final Straw(came to $36)...

    Placed my order for the Final Straw(came to $36) as my birthday gift to myself (turned 63 yesterday...OMG) as CAS is my favorite Fish-era Marillion album. Thanks for the heads-up!
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    I think our PE members from Canada appreciate...

    I think our PE members from Canada appreciate that across your border we don't have record stores with prog sections for the most part, let alone stores specializing in the genre (with rare...
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    Will be seeing TSP for the third time next week...

    Will be seeing TSP for the third time next week in Pittsfield! Second time with Happy, of whom I've been a big fan for many years. Nice interview!
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    I bought this set and it's a winner!

    I bought this set and it's a winner!
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    Bouquinerie du Plateau-I've never been there,...

    Bouquinerie du Plateau-I've never been there, will need to check 'em out next trip!
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    My used CD haul from Montreal

    Now that we were allowed back across the border (headed up to for the Transatlantic show which was phenomenal!), I was delighted to return to the record stores on Mt. Royal ASve. Freeson Rock appears...
  14. While up in Montreal heard on the radio a cover...

    While up in Montreal heard on the radio a cover of Starship with beautiful female vox and piano...anyone?
  15. Autobuy since their first.

    Autobuy since their first.
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    We're leaving next Monday for Montreal.

    We're leaving next Monday for Montreal.
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    Sure did. And an added highlight was getting to...

    Sure did. And an added highlight was getting to hang with you and your lovely bride for the first time!
  18. We enjoyed the Boston show Saturday night!

    We enjoyed the Boston show Saturday night!
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    Looking forward to the Montreal show. First row...

    Looking forward to the Montreal show. First row balcony. We sat in front of the stage at the Highline show in NYC a few years back. After standing in line for hours in freezing temps.
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    Ken G. in a very old print Laser's Edge...

    Ken G. in a very old print Laser's Edge Catalog..."if you're a Yes fan I'm not so sure..."
  21. When we last saw Ferry a few years back in...

    When we last saw Ferry a few years back in Montreal, his voice was not great.
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    Robin Hobb is the Queen of Grimdark? I read...

    Robin Hobb is the Queen of Grimdark? I read everything Fitz and found Abercrombie's First Law much darker by far.
  23. Picked up my copy of the double-disc CD set...

    Picked up my copy of the double-disc CD set yesterday at Newbury Comics, $17. Sounds like another winner to these ears, as I've enjoyed the recent releases going back to Roine's TFK tremendously.
  24. Ten substances including opiates in system.

    Ten substances including opiates in system.
  25. Congrats Steve! Here's a nice write-up in Prog: ...

    Congrats Steve! Here's a nice write-up in Prog:

    https://www.loudersound.com/news/glass-hammers-steve-babb-releases-debut-skallagrim-novel
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    I thought both the debut and sophomore effort...

    I thought both the debut and sophomore effort were great so auto-buy!
  27. This has been in heavy rotation at Chez Rick....

    This has been in heavy rotation at Chez Rick. Wife digging it as well.
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    Live with the Edmonton Symphony was one of my...

    Live with the Edmonton Symphony was one of my gateway to prog LPs when I was 12 in '72. Love PH and GB
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    A Tower of Clocks was fantastic.

    A Tower of Clocks was fantastic.
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    Wife recently said how good the Ayreon Electric...

    Wife recently said how good the Ayreon Electric Castle Live DVD was. It is the definition of "spectacular".
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    I have a David Arkenstone album from '91 "in the...

    I have a David Arkenstone album from '91 "in the Wake of the Wind" that iirc sounds like Camel, more symph than new age to my ears.
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    Gotta get the new Oldfield homage

    Gotta get the new Oldfield homage
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    Rob Reed name-yer-price sampler

    I gots lots o'these but looks great

    https://magenta.bandcamp.com/album/rob-reed-promo-2022-various
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    Remember being moved to tears first time I heard...

    Remember being moved to tears first time I heard that. Love the DVD as well.
  35. I have so much modern Prog (including my beloved...

    I have so much modern Prog (including my beloved neo) to keep up with I rarely revisit the older stuff these days.
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    I love PoS and would love to see Daniel et als...

    I love PoS and would love to see Daniel et als but I am not doing a standing GA show for any band.
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    I loved them. They sounded great. Had no issue...

    I loved them. They sounded great. Had no issue with wardrobe changes. Followed them through "Hyperdrive", then jumped ship. Have I missed anything worthwhile since?
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    Fell in love with FC before the Nearfest gig,...

    Fell in love with FC before the Nearfest gig, belonged to the Lilly Pad so have many live shows on disc to re-visit! Happily saw them again at the NJ Proghouse Homecoming Weekend. Great album from a...
  39. Sounds like something I'd enjoy, thanks

    Sounds like something I'd enjoy, thanks
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    We had tix for Neal in Seattle in Oct.-postponed...

    We had tix for Neal in Seattle in Oct.-postponed until Feb. (hope to catch 'em in Boston) and passed on KC/Zappa when it was moved indoors.
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    One show. it was my fave! (Rick Wakeman here at...

    One show. it was my fave! (Rick Wakeman here at the Academy of Music)
  42. John, thanks for all the great reviews and...

    John, thanks for all the great reviews and recommendations. Hopeful for your improved health this upcoming year.
  43. We saw both early and late shows at the Paradise...

    We saw both early and late shows at the Paradise in Boston
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    https://www.loudersound.com/news/solstice-offer-fr...

    https://www.loudersound.com/news/solstice-offer-free-live-album-to-fans

    Downloaded this weekend, haven't yet heard it. Sorry for not posting in a more timely fashion.
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    I have this. From back in the day.

    I have this. From back in the day.
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    https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/12/16/arts/td-gar...

    https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/12/16/arts/td-garden-genesis-answers-their-own-question/
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    Passed on the Montreal tix. No GA standing shows...

    Passed on the Montreal tix. No GA standing shows for this aging progger and his wife.
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    Saw the SP twice , first with Brian and then with...

    Saw the SP twice , first with Brian and then with Happy. Both great shows.
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    I have and enjoy the three original releases. I...

    I have and enjoy the three original releases. I see there's a new offering but I haven't heard it. Love Mike and Rob.
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    We'll be in Montreal for Transatlantic on April...

    We'll be in Montreal for Transatlantic on April 20th...so I need some talking points to convince my wife to see Riverside who I have avidly followed since the first Laser's Edge release...
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    I think of SH, whom I adore, as a kind of modern...

    I think of SH, whom I adore, as a kind of modern Canterbury.
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    My prog bud needs to unload two tix to the Dec....

    My prog bud needs to unload two tix to the Dec. 15 Genesis show at the Boston Garden. The seats are in section 303, Row 10, two seats on the aisle. He paid $375 for both of them, but will let the...
  53. Boston tix secured weeks ago.

    Boston tix secured weeks ago.
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    Last Domino tix Boston

    My buddy wants to sell two. PM me if interested

    two tix to the Dec. 15 Genesis show at the Boston Garden. The seats are in section 303, Row 10, two seats on the aisle. Paid $375 for both of...
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    A documentary is out... ...

    A documentary is out...

    https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/11/24/arts/june-millington-now-you-see-her/
  56. :O

    :O
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    June is here in the Valley helping girls learn to...

    June is here in the Valley helping girls learn to RAWK

    http://www.ima.org/about_us.html
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    Another one was classic albums..."Tusk!" Sure...

    Another one was classic albums..."Tusk!"

    Sure enough.
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    "Psychic Jeapordy"

    I frequently blurt out a random final Jeopardy "question" before the clue is read. Happened again Friday night...category is "Toys", I immediately yell "GI Joe" (correct response). 4th time in like...
  60. Third date with my wife. I think I impressed her...

    Third date with my wife. I think I impressed her with my good taste in music.
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