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    Absolutely not. First, there was no viable medium...

    Absolutely not. First, there was no viable medium for the propagation of sound waves - there would have been only plasma (I guess, depending on where you are in time); no atomic particles, no air or...
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    :up also Shujaat Khan, Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan,...

    :up also Shujaat Khan, Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan, Shahid Parvez , Budhaditya Mukerjee, Rais Khan and Niladri Kumar all great players. There are a lot of great players of Carnatic (South Indian) music...
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    Thanks for the positive feedback. For some reason...

    Thanks for the positive feedback. For some reason the Soundcloud sounds awful (well not as good as my local file), it's slowed down and kinda messed up. Any ideas about that?

    ... and yes the Spire...
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    No flames from me. Long time Indian music...

    No flames from me. Long time Indian music aficionado and crappy sitar player here. I was lucky enough to see Ravi Shankar and Allah Rakha back in the day. If you enjoy this style of sitar playing...
  5. I recorded my version just for fun with some...

    I recorded my version just for fun with some overdubs so not quite the live version (in case you're interested TCC)
    ...
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    Bump Just for fun, my take on the classic JT...

    Bump

    Just for fun, my take on the classic JT Song, joining Wondering Aloud with the last verse of Wondering Again. Done rather quickly using Izotope Spire Studio overdubbing "live to tape". So...
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    It's nice to see young people reacting to hearing...

    It's nice to see young people reacting to hearing old classics for the first time. It it helps keep the music alive then great I say.

    In fact, I'm thinking of starting a channel that shows people...
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    I'll just speak for myself: yes I do and no I...

    I'll just speak for myself: yes I do and no I can't. But a nice Sibelius toe-tapper always helps. :ipa
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    I agree and think in general Carlos' importance...

    I agree and think in general Carlos' importance is underrated. Her Clockwork Orange score is seminal (to me).
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    :up Sounds like a winner. I noticed it was...

    :up Sounds like a winner. I noticed it was recorded, appropriately enough at "Seizures Palace" LOL!

    Oh and that Caveman Shoestore is GREAT stuff, thanks Udi.
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    Me too! Rakastan sitä!

    Me too! Rakastan sitä!
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    I told my wife that and she slapped my face and...

    I told my wife that and she slapped my face and threatened to leave me...
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    A name I've seen forever but never delved into,...

    A name I've seen forever but never delved into, so thanks for the tips on where to start. Any similar tips regarding Irene Schweizer's discography?
  14. Yeah the Zapmaster really got us chumps going......

    Yeah the Zapmaster really got us chumps going... hey how about UK vs. Asia? I'd say UK hands-down: just Eddie Jobson's pancake-makeup, lipstick and rouge were worth the price of admission.
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    I quite agree Chalkpie, that is a great piece of...

    I quite agree Chalkpie, that is a great piece of music Sibelius is beyond genius and into the realm of the numinous and profound. for me the emotional content of some of his works is so intense I...
  16. :rofl Perfect.

    :rofl Perfect.
  17. Asia are comprised of great musicians at a higher...

    Asia are comprised of great musicians at a higher level for the most part than VDGG musicians, yet I would consider three songs on Pawn Hearts alone greater prog rock songs, Lemmings (Including Cog),...
  18. ^^^ Nah, it's more of a anti-Missing Piece...

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    Nah, it's more of a anti-Missing Piece coalition.

    Free Hand was awesome when I first bought it back in the 70's and it's still awesome. I remember blasting it on my father's stereo system...
  19. I agree except for As Old As You're Young, which...

    I agree except for As Old As You're Young, which I find quite pleasant and still something of the GG signature sound to it.
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    I don't have much to add to the above other than...

    I don't have much to add to the above other than recorded in 1969, one of my desert island disks for sure is Mile's Davis' Bitches Brew, also VDGG's first proper album The Least We Can Do is Wave to...
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    Sorry you had to go through that, but glad to...

    Sorry you had to go through that, but glad to hear you're on the mend and back in the saddle again!
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    Great sounding stuff frinspar - nice production...

    Great sounding stuff frinspar - nice production values there, also really enjoyed the Poor Mrs Attenborough track which has a 70's classic prog rock sound IMO - particularly like the synth lead on...
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    Yikes! Too bad, the band sounds pretty darn good....

    Yikes! Too bad, the band sounds pretty darn good. What is he thinking? Not even sure what's going on here or if this is purely a physical issue. He doesn't seem to be able to breath or project at...
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    As of late I’ve really been enjoying the local...

    As of late I’ve really been enjoying the local (Maryland) Brewer’s Art Resurrection Ale in cans, ~7% ABV but doesn’t taste it. Nice malt and well balanced IMO.
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    Some of the best sounding, intimate ensemble...

    Some of the best sounding, intimate ensemble recordings out there for my money. An achievement to be proud of and which will live on. RIP.
  26. ^^^ Perhaps. Reminds me of the immortal words of...

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    Perhaps. Reminds me of the immortal words of William Blake:


    To see a World in a Grain of Sand
    And a Heaven in a Wild Flower
    Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
    And Eternity in an...
  27. ^^^ it seems to me your faculties are quite...

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    it seems to me your faculties are quite intact. Quite the astute observation (unless I am misreading you) that an afterlife, being itself immortality, would in any event render this life...
  28. Yes, Socrates left no written record. Nearly all...

    Yes, Socrates left no written record. Nearly all of what we know of him is through his student Plato. Rick, please go to the back of the class and stop listening to Jon Anderson lyrics.
  29. Well my reading is that the reference is to time...

    Well my reading is that the reference is to time itself rather than (ultimately) passing away time. The act can be viewed itself as a reaction to the meaningless of time and what we do with it. As...
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    Not so portable, but nevertheless on a trip to...

    Not so portable, but nevertheless on a trip to Amsterdam where it was vital to have great quality music I brought along Audio Engine 5 blue tooth self-powered speakers and they worked like a charm....
  31. :up I await the results of your ponderings in...

    :up I await the results of your ponderings in great anticipation.
  32. Actually, we need a follow-up to Still Life to...

    Actually, we need a follow-up to Still Life to explain that it never had any damn meaning! :geezer
  33. Interesting and valid analysis I think, however...

    Interesting and valid analysis I think, however one exception that may prove the rule is Hammill's vocals on "Arrow" which are about as declamatory as it gets! If you don't like his screaming vocal...
  34. Yes thanks for sharing that. I was at about the...

    Yes thanks for sharing that. I was at about the same age, first year at university (before I dropped out to travel) and PH hit me like a ton of bricks and seemed to perfectly express the "raging...
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    Yes, quite right. I was being snarky. I just like...

    Yes, quite right. I was being snarky. I just like to stir up the sh*t when expressing my historic anti-Bose bias which goes back to their old "high-end" junk mostly. We are actually pretty much in...
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    Bose sucks and rdclark should stop defending them...

    Bose sucks and rdclark should stop defending them at all costs and regardless of the facts!!!
  37. Never heard of him, thanks. Very interested....

    Never heard of him, thanks.

    Very interested. I see he worked on a tribute to Arne Nordheim and composing music for Harry Partch’s instruments among other things so he come with a good provenance...
  38. Thread: Progeezer

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    Best wishes for the geezer and hope he comes back...

    Best wishes for the geezer and hope he comes back rested, recovered, better than ever and ready for more PE fun, I already miss the wit and good vibes he brings to this forum!
  39. Zap: Although the political scientists may have...

    Zap: Although the political scientists may have questionable tastes, we must let him live for now. He is a voice of knowledge and reason in these dark times and now has a position of responsibility...
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    I'm not a superhero guy either and went at my...

    I'm not a superhero guy either and went at my kids recommendation and I have to say Phoenix's acting was truly a tour de force!

    The film was also quite topical with the theme of Wayne and the...
  41. Just to be clear the last lines are All things...

    Just to be clear the last lines are

    All things are apart
    All things are a part

    So it is a play on words, the final line being All things are a part (of the whole).

    So redemption it is...
  42. Meddle is IMHO Seminal. "Echoes" set the bar for...

    Meddle is IMHO Seminal. "Echoes" set the bar for cosmic space rock and it is still without equal in my mind. It is the soundtrack of my youth attempting (and failing) to assimilate the sensory world,...
  43. ^^^ That's depressing (albeit true).

    ^^^
    That's depressing (albeit true).
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    I'm not surprised. Bose is brilliant at marketing...

    I'm not surprised. Bose is brilliant at marketing but not so much at design, although I have heard good things about some of their "pro" gear such as PA's for musicians. Apparently those are pretty...
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    Indeed. Ridiculous if I think of the many great...

    Indeed. Ridiculous if I think of the many great component systems one could put together for $20K. Reminds me a bit of the Bose legacy of putting out garbage like the 901 with all the small paper...
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    I actually think this is one of Jon's better...

    I actually think this is one of Jon's better lyrics - I agree it doesn't necessarily make sense but it has a nice impressionistic feel and rhythm to it. Jezus, what the hell happened to me? Now I'm...
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    Great and unexpected news, thanks! Funny, I've...

    Great and unexpected news, thanks! Funny, I've been listening to the old albums just this week.
  48. ^^^^^ Because 1) You have purchased the...

    ^^^^^

    Because

    1) You have purchased the studio albums and remixes many times over
    2) You don't think there's going to me much new in the live stuff and are skeptical of the sound quality.
    3)...
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    Not necessarily horror, just what are the best...

    Not necessarily horror, just what are the best silent films that really stand the test of time despite the obvious limitations. I'll check out the links and I'll definitely look for Der Golem Joe, I...
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    :up Nosferatu, the Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and...

    :up Nosferatu, the Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and Metropolis - three all-time silent film masterpieces to me.

    Any others rank up there not counting Chaplin, Keaton and the like?
  51. I did! ...

    I did!

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
  52. Jezuz F. Christ, I think I'm going to order this...

    Jezuz F. Christ, I think I'm going to order this monster. My wife will probably beat me over the head with the damn thing when it comes in and it looks pretty heavy. Quick somebody talk me off the...
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    Yes indeed, love me some François Bréant! Got and...

    Yes indeed, love me some François Bréant! Got and still have the vinyl from back in the day! Looks like yet another WS order being seeded here...
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    ... and speaking of Pete Townshend, I've always...

    ... and speaking of Pete Townshend, I've always liked the White City Album which has some great lyrics IMO including:

    I Am Secure

    My room looks out to the wide open spaces
    My heart is touched...
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    Too too many to chose from, even if I keep it to...

    Too too many to chose from, even if I keep it to Peter Hammill already twice-sighted. Well this one occurred to me right away:

    Dropping the Torch

    We play games and every move
    is noted down as...
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    ^^^ Thanks for posting. It really show's...

    ^^^

    Thanks for posting. It really show's Franks precociousness and focus!
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    ^^^ As does music in languages one doesn't...

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    As does music in languages one doesn't understand. I wonder how much music I really dig would be diminished if I could hear how lame the lyrics actually are. I always imagine the lyrics are...
  58. I dig it, although this is the only album I have...

    I dig it, although this is the only album I have by the band. To my ears it is pretty retro-sounding like a good late 60's / early 70's heavy blues/psych album with some nice significant ethnic/folk...
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    How about https://youtu.be/V00HVK330xg

    How about

    https://youtu.be/V00HVK330xg
  60. Just curious. Do you mean the pinnacle for all of...

    Just curious. Do you mean the pinnacle for all of Genesis or just the trio period? I certainly never saw Hackett as weighing them down, but different strokes for different folks as they say. If...
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