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    I found Cyan to be ok neo but Magenta sparked my...

    I found Cyan to be ok neo but Magenta sparked my appreciation of Mssr. Reed.
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    Love the Kompendium and Sanctuary albums. Digging...

    Love the Kompendium and Sanctuary albums. Digging the new Magenta. I'm a fan.
  3. Sticky: This was actually the first Caravan album I...

    This was actually the first Caravan album I owned, having found a used vinyl copy while we were living outside of New Haven in the early '80s, so I have a soft spot for it.
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    The Return of the Giant Hogweed!

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/03/opinion/sunday/russia-hogweed.html

    This is some serious shit.
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    I picked this up from Leo from MoonJune at...

    I picked this up from Leo from MoonJune at Nearfest iirc. Time to revisit!
  6. That's what I told her...though admittedly I did...

    That's what I told her...though admittedly I did notice Mike sounding better than I've heard him ...
  7. Watched the DVD last night and both wife and I...

    Watched the DVD last night and both wife and I dug it big time. When I mentioned how good the harmonies sounded, my wife suggested they had been sweetened.
  8. Yes!

    Yes!
  9. I'm really enjoying getting to know this release....

    I'm really enjoying getting to know this release. I have even listened to the Jersey tune at least three times and it's still putting a smile on my face. Maybe that's because I'm a Jersey boy.
  10. DV/CD set arrived yesterday . We listened to the...

    DV/CD set arrived yesterday . We listened to the show last night and will probably check out the DVD tonight. Audio sounds great and the band sounds a bit more polished than when we saw them in NYC...
  11. Really enjoying the DVD. How did Andy...

    Really enjoying the DVD. How did Andy successfully navigate going from "not being able to get arrested in the UK" (iirc from an old issue of the print Belly of the Beast, maybe 20 years ago?)) to...
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    I need a few more listens, but I think there's at...

    I need a few more listens, but I think there's at best a couple of minutes of themes repeated from Sola Scritura. gain, a nice continuity.

    I'm pleased Neal is doing all the lead vox. He sounds...
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    Neal Morse-Sola Gratia

    Thought there had been a thread about Neal's new "solo" album Sola Gratia but couldn't find it. I picked this up on Friday at Newbury and three spins in, it's a tremendous release! I found all the...
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    Just got my Big Big Train " Tour That Never Was"...

    Just got my Big Big Train " Tour That Never Was" shirt, with both dates i had tix for (Mpontreal, Northampton) among the tour dates printed on back. Least I can do to support the band.
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  15. Whereas I have been buying only the audio formats...

    Whereas I have been buying only the audio formats of the recent live releases as I don't need to see these once-young heroes of my youth turn geezer like me. Too depressing.
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    When we did the ticket-stub thing a few years...

    When we did the ticket-stub thing a few years back for our 30th wedding anniversary, as i posted at the time we found stubs for Todd and Utopia at the Fine Arts center at Umass Amherst and a King...
  17. NYT Article about the value of vinyl.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/19/arts/music/albums-price.html

    The bigger the fan you are, the more you'd pay.

    interesting stats from bandcamp about sales of physical product!
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    Don't know why anyone would pay for ROIOs in this...

    Don't know why anyone would pay for ROIOs in this era. There are hundreds on Yes shows on dimeadozen. Gratis. Artwork included.
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    Want to echo the appreciation for John's labor of...

    Want to echo the appreciation for John's labor of love. As others have said, I always looked forward to the next issue's arrival, timely or otherwise.
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    As are pretty much all of Samurai of Prog...

    As are pretty much all of Samurai of Prog releases.
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    Halfway through "Foundryside" by Robert Jackson...

    Halfway through "Foundryside" by Robert Jackson Bennett. Had been on my list for past year but pulled the trigger after reading a great review of the second book in the NYT Book Review. Not sure if...
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    Dime leaks MP3s of legit releases?

    Dime leaks MP3s of legit releases?
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    Gonna pre-order my signed copy with the free...

    Gonna pre-order my signed copy with the free comic!
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    After finishing Lawhead's Song of Albion trilogy...

    After finishing Lawhead's Song of Albion trilogy (I find his prose captivating, as I did when I read his Pendragon Cycle, of which I still have Avalon waiting), just enjoyed Poul Anderson's charming...
  25. A little too schlock-rock musical for my tastes.

    A little too schlock-rock musical for my tastes.
  26. Thanks anyway. I think one of my first purchases...

    Thanks anyway. I think one of my first purchases was the Spring release.
  27. How far back are Laser's Edge orders on record?

    I love checking my past purchases and wonder if Ken has records of my purchases from the pre-internet era. If so, would Ken be able to share with my permission via PM? I'd love to see my early '90's...
  28. From the email we got: "The music was recorded...

    From the email we got:

    "The music was recorded ‘virtually’ in April 2020 at the height of the Coronavirus lockdown with long term collaborators Mike Portnoy and Randy George: “It’s the first album...
  29. Two articles about "dad rock"- both dis prog

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/18/arts/music/dad-rock.html

    https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/06/25/arts/dad-rock-steely-dan-why-theres-more-there-than-meets-ear/
  30. Same here. I go to work as usual. I may be buying...

    Same here. I go to work as usual. I may be buying less because my town's two brick & mortar rekkid shops were closed.
  31. One of my fondest NF-related memories was running...

    One of my fondest NF-related memories was running into Rob at the Iron Horse here in town in the early aughts. We were seeing Keneally with the big-band BFD, Rob said he was scouting them for NF. Rob...
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    Late to the party for "friendship", ordered from...

    Late to the party for "friendship", ordered from Ken at Laser's Edge a couple of weeks back, first spins very positive but I like pretty much everything Rikard does...so disappointed not to see him...
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    Big fan. So glad to have seen them at FMPM in...

    Big fan. So glad to have seen them at FMPM in Montreal.
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    Todd with the Metropole Orchestra is cool. ...

    Todd with the Metropole Orchestra is cool.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlVHYFM96Og
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    Wot he said.

    Wot he said.
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    My pleasure. The recommendations here have...

    My pleasure. The recommendations here have dominated my reading since my initial post. I did read The Wizard/The Knight by Gene Wolf, enjoyed the use of the "unreliable narrator". McKillip's...
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    Reading Lawhead's Song of Albion trilogy.

    Reading Lawhead's Song of Albion trilogy.
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    Anyone watch Fusion 3 yesterday?

    https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=599763487301689&set=a.176503772960998

    Do I have to have a subscription to YouTube live to access this?

    No. just checked and it's up! Will def check this out
  39. Great article about Kasim Sulton's show in NH

    https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/05/23/metro/concertgoers-new-hampshire-enjoy-drive-in-performance-almost-like-pre-pandemic-life/

    Sounds like a great night!
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    I have this but haven't spun it in years....

    I have this but haven't spun it in years. Re-visit.
  41. Whoa, I haven't even gotten Gulliver yet! Love...

    Whoa, I haven't even gotten Gulliver yet! Love the SoP.
  42. Hey Lou, Karen and I were at all those shows at...

    Hey Lou, Karen and I were at all those shows at the Paradise, two shows/sets each night, seated in front of the stage. Brett, you may not remember but you allowed Karen into the club to chat with...
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    Rock face masks

    When I see a Yes one, it's mine.

    https://ultimateclassicrock.com/rock-face-masks/
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    How does it feel to be the Zelig of Prog?

    How does it feel to be the Zelig of Prog?
  45. It's dropped to #2.

    It's dropped to #2.
  46. Why is the vinyl White Album he #1...

    ...the #1 bestseller on Amazon's Dance Pop?

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  47. There's even do "Kayleigh."

    There's even do "Kayleigh."
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    They impressed me on the Prog from Home show!

    They impressed me on the Prog from Home show!
  49. I really enjoyed the live version of Shores of...

    I really enjoyed the live version of Shores of India, perhaps my favorite track from Gentle Storm.
  50. Some back story. ...

    Some back story.

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/miley-cyrus-pink-floyd-wish-you-were-here-snl_n_5ea5172bc5b6d3763590ccb5
  51. We enjoyed this last night.

    We enjoyed this last night.
  52. Ayreon-Electric Castle Live is spectacular

    The much-anticipated (well, by me anyway!) live 2 CD/DVD set arrived at Chez Rick last week, signed by Arjen , accompanied by T-shirt and poster. As you might surmise, big fan of the original which I...
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    They refunded my Big Big Train tix for Montreal

    They refunded my Big Big Train tix for Montreal
  54. Some great CtS soundboards on Dime.

    Some great CtS soundboards on Dime.
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    Radiohead shows on Youtube

    https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/09/entertainment/radiohead-youtube-concerts-trnd/index.html

    Personally not a fan but thought some might be interested.
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    Grateful Dead shows on YouTube

    https://www.masslive.com/music/2020/04/grateful-dead-concert-series-to-air-on-youtube.html

    Personally not a fan but thought others might be interested.
  57. Thread: Progeezer

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    Happy Pesach Steve and as my beloved Nana used to...

    Happy Pesach Steve and as my beloved Nana used to say kinahora
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    Sticky: Anxiety disorders were already skyrocketing among...

    Anxiety disorders were already skyrocketing among teens and this will exacerbate these struggles
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    I have only recently learned of this corner of...

    I have only recently learned of this corner of the neo-prog world inhabited by artists such as Nine Stones Close and Riveresea. How did these fly over my neo radar? Loving Atkinson's voice on the...
  60. Hey Lou, it was great when our wives met at this...

    Hey Lou, it was great when our wives met at this event. Guess what? It was May 31st, 2014.
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