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    I just listened twice and I like it. I think a...

    I just listened twice and I like it. I think a few more listens and the melodies will start to click. That's always been the case for me and Yes music. The first time I heard CTTE I thought it was...
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    Now THAT's hilarious! :D Hope springs eternal,...

    Now THAT's hilarious! :D Hope springs eternal, doesn't it?
    (Wish I could get that many thumbs up on songs I've had out for years ;) )
    I totally get it though. I'm planning to like the new album if...
  3. Very, very sad news. 😢

    Very, very sad news. 😢
  4. Thanks Geoff! Yeah, I've had the lithotripsy done...

    Thanks Geoff! Yeah, I've had the lithotripsy done twice before. It wasn't too bad, but this time it's just going to cost a LOT more. Apparently the fees have gone up and the amount my insurance pays...
  5. Yes, I was thinking of the music in general. I'll...

    Yes, I was thinking of the music in general. I'll check YouTube, and I'll ask Wade next time I talk to him.
    As for the BandCamp thing, so far no one has purchased anythning, I'm sorry to say. But I...
  6. Well of course it's a much smaller scale, but...

    Well of course it's a much smaller scale, but David Frain has done the artwork for 5 of the 7 Farpoint albums, as well as a cool animation we used to open live performances back in the COLD STAR...
  7. Very cool, Geoff. I did not realize that Wade had...

    Very cool, Geoff. I did not realize that Wade had played in that band. He's a great guy and a very talented musician. I need to check it out. Is there somewhere I can listen?
  8. No problem, Geoff. It may not generate any more...

    No problem, Geoff. It may not generate any more donations, but hopefully it will.

    I had an idea to take it one step further. I'll go ahead and make this offer: If anyone purchases anything...
  9. Great idea. Just shared to Farpoint’s page.

    Great idea. Just shared to Farpoint’s page.
  10. Same here! There was one song I just can't listen...

    Same here! There was one song I just can't listen to, and a couple ("Believe Again" and "Subway Walls" mostly) that I really really like. The rest I find melodic and pleasant, with the lack of energy...
  11. I totally understand this. I'm 50, and have been...

    I totally understand this. I'm 50, and have been a fan since 91025, and I feel exactly the same way. I can remember pulling over to hold the car antenna at the right angle to get reception the first...
  12. So, so sorry. 😢 Rest In Peace, Steve. So...

    So, so sorry. 😢
    Rest In Peace, Steve. So thankful I got to meet you at ProgDay. Thanks for always being kind, and so supportive of so much music, including my humble offerings. The world is a bit...
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    So very very sorry to hear this. What a great...

    So very very sorry to hear this. What a great guy. Prayers for all.
  14. Thanks for the responses, everyone. Sorry I've...

    Thanks for the responses, everyone. Sorry I've been away so long, but I plan to come back as soon as I have time and listen to every one of these contributions!
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    Thanks for the update! I checked out one song,...

    Thanks for the update! I checked out one song, and I like it. I look forward to hearing the rest of it!
  16. Well, it's been a year since this release. I...

    Well, it's been a year since this release. I thought I'd bump it one time just in case, with one edit: Since CDBaby has closed their store, and with Covid their warehouse has basically been shut down...
  17. Artists, self-promote your best songs here!

    Happy New Year everyone. I've been trying to think of ways for independent artists to get the word out about their music, and maybe this is too simple to work, but I figured why not give it a try. So...
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    The only one I have is ANGELS AND DEMONS, which I...

    The only one I have is ANGELS AND DEMONS, which I got upon seeing them live at ProgDay '98. I remember really enjoying it then. It's been a while...I guess I need to revisit it! Glad to hear they...
  19. Man, why don't you slackers get busy and put out...

    Man, why don't you slackers get busy and put out an album every now and then? ;)

    Seriously, congrats on the release. I need to check this out. I'm sure it will be great. Keep cranking them out!
  20. Yes, exactly.

    Yes, exactly.
  21. Thanks SO MUCH for those very kind words! It...

    Thanks SO MUCH for those very kind words! It means more than you know. The McCartney comparison is very high praise to me. And the dog was my old pal Martin, named such because he was basically the...
  22. This is an interesting discussion. I have kind of...

    This is an interesting discussion. I have kind of suspected that this band would come into existence at some point (At least as far as Davison/Sherwood/Haun/Shellen go...Didn't forsee Squids,...
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    For any who may be interested, the new album is...

    For any who may be interested, the new album is released today. It's a mostly acoustic Christmas album entitled NOEL. Farpoint's Rick Walker helped out on drums on a few tracks. It's available to...
  24. Very cool! I look forward to checking this out!

    Very cool! I look forward to checking this out!
  25. Awesome news, Mike! Y'all keep on producing good...

    Awesome news, Mike! Y'all keep on producing good stuff! Keep it up. I think that's an excellent idea for a concept, and I look forward to hearing it!
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    Promo: for folk music fans

    Hi folks! My acoustic folk duo From the Morning sure could use your help! For those of you who use Spotify, we would be forever grateful if you would be willing to check us out there, click “follow”...
  27. Thanks for the kind words guys. It was a...

    Thanks for the kind words guys. It was a beautiful service and a celebration of his life. Duncan, he wasn’t associated with Farpoint apart from being a big fan and supporter, and having his name in...
  28. Today I have the sad honor of playing for the...

    Today I have the sad honor of playing for the funeral service of a dear, long time friend. He was diagnosed with Covid last Thursday, admitted to the hospital on Tuesday, and passed on Wednesday. He...
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    I have to admit, I really enjoyed about 2/3 of...

    I have to admit, I really enjoyed about 2/3 of this album....Haven't listened to it in forever. I guess it's time to dig the CD out and give it a spin.
  30. PROMO - HUGE Farpoint CD sale including free giveaway!

    Hey all...I know there are a few of you here who have expressed some interest in Farpoint in the past, so I wanted to let y'all know about a special limited-time offer... Purchase any 1 Farpoint...
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    Great interview Sean..well done! One thing...

    Great interview Sean..well done!
    One thing though...Trevor said that the 90125 epic was on 90124...He seemed pretty sure of himself, but it's definitely not on the release that I have. Anyway,...
  32. I remember hearing this for the first time...

    I remember hearing this for the first time shortly after it came out. I was driving home from the record store with my good friend and co-Farpoint founder Rick; we were both staring at the CD player...
  33. A few selections, prog and otherwise, from...

    A few selections, prog and otherwise, from Starcross Music...

    www.kevinjarvis.bandcamp.com
  34. I apologize for chuckling at this, but it's only...

    I apologize for chuckling at this, but it's only because I've been on the receiving end of several reviews like that directed at Farpoint...Maybe we should start a thread for our worst reviews. :D We...
  35. I guess highlights for me would be making quite a...

    I guess highlights for me would be making quite a few new friends and acquaintances, particularly meeting Brian from IZZ, who went on to be a member of Greyfeather with me and to play drums on that...
  36. Thanks for the info, John. I’m sorry it’s come to...

    Thanks for the info, John. I’m sorry it’s come to this, but I want you to know I got many years of great enjoyment and enlightenment from your magazine. It was always a beautiful and...
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    I'm fine with the abrupt ending. It's a little...

    I'm fine with the abrupt ending. It's a little bit daring (certainly more so than a generic fade-out) and, if listening to the CD, it sets up the return to the opening of track 1 again quite nicely.
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    This is a very good point! I am enjoying the...

    This is a very good point! I am enjoying the album, but I do miss that acoustic/electric diversity that was present on songs like "Miracles Out of Nowhere."
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    I've been listening for a couple of days now. At...

    I've been listening for a couple of days now. At first listen, it didn't grab me as much as THE PRELUDE IMPLICIT did...I really like that album! However after several listens, this one is beginning...
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    Thank you! Don’t know how I missed this post...

    Thank you! Don’t know how I missed this post before...my apologies for not responding.
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    Another new instrumental out now, in case anyone...

    Another new instrumental out now, in case anyone is interested.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Xib92XyyzUc&fbclid=IwAR3q72P2Pt2quP6BoPCjdVB2q31MM2vadh24fNGKL_W-i_j7s_we83S_640

    Available to...
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    Oh no. I’m so, so sorry to hear this. Keith was a...

    Oh no. I’m so, so sorry to hear this. Keith was a super nice guy and always complimentary and supportive of Farpoint. Prayers and condolences for all who loved him.
  43. I keep going back to White Willow's FUTURE...

    I keep going back to White Willow's FUTURE HOPES...Lyrically it's kind of a downer, but musically it is just lovely.

    Also stumbled across a wonderful Renaissance concert on YouTube the other day....
  44. LAST DAY TO ORDER FROM THE CDBABY STORE!

    Hey all,
    Just a heads up, after today CDBaby will be closing their online store. I thought if anyone wanted to share links to their stuff...As for mine, it's all still available via other outlets,...
  45. I live in Sumter County, SC. The population of...

    I live in Sumter County, SC. The population of the county is about 105,000, so we're not the MOST rural, but certainly rural. Most folks around here seem to be doing their part. Restaurants and bars...
  46. I don't have all of my "prog" stuff on my...

    I don't have all of my "prog" stuff on my Bandcamp page, but I do have the Greyfeather album and some Farpoint singles, along with my own solo singles and some of my folk rock stuff with various...
  47. John, that is indescribably generous of you. What...

    John, that is indescribably generous of you. What an example.
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    Pulling for you, Steve!

    Pulling for you, Steve!
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    My first exposure to Yes was 90125, and to...

    My first exposure to Yes was 90125, and to Genesis was INVISIBLE TOUCH. And I loved them! Imagine my surprise when I went backwards and found out where they had come from!
  50. Man oh man how I wish I could be there for this!...

    Man oh man how I wish I could be there for this! :(
  51. OK, try it again now if you like...I don't...

    OK, try it again now if you like...I don't understand why the previous links didn't work...I copied and pasted them directly from the source. But I just checked these out and they are definitely...
  52. Hey Lou! Thanks for that heads up...It is up on...

    Hey Lou! Thanks for that heads up...It is up on those places, but for some reason those links aren't working...Let me try something else.
  53. Not quite prog, but maybe of interest to some...?

    As some of you who know me may be aware, in addition to prog I have a deep and abiding love for folk music, and one of my all time favorite songwriters was John Denver. Yes, I know it's strange...
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    White Willow - Future Hopes

    I've been aware of White Willow for a long time, and always enjoyed what I heard...But I stumbled across this one the other day, and I've got to say, it really caught my ear. (Well, technically the...
  55. Cool subject! Among my Farpoint releases, I'd...

    Cool subject!
    Among my Farpoint releases, I'd have to say either COLD STAR QUIET STAR, because I love the concept and the instrumental consistency that runs throughout the album, and how for the...
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    A couple more additions this year...One from my...

    A couple more additions this year...One from my new duo with Farpoint's Jennifer Weich, and one from my old (but still current) duo, From the Morning, with AshLee Holloman:

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  57. Very cool, thanks for sharing! I had no idea this...

    Very cool, thanks for sharing! I had no idea this existed, so thanks for enlightening me.

    Incidentally, there IS another prog band in the midlands SC...Have you ever heard of Farpoint? We're based...
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    Released a new instrumental single today...It's...

    Released a new instrumental single today...It's actually a new arrangement/recording of a Farpoint song from 2011. Would love some feedback on it. Here's the YouTube link:
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    This is great news! I'll have to check the new...

    This is great news! I'll have to check the new album out! Thanks for sharing the info.
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    I’d be honored and appreciative if you checked...

    I’d be honored and appreciative if you checked out my two prog bands, Farpoint and Greyfeather. (Incidentally Greyfeather also includes members of Iluvatar, IZZ, Little Atlas and Cobweb Strange.)...
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