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    Roger, Rodger!

    Roger, Rodger!
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    The Underground Railroad was great, I thought....

    The Underground Railroad was great, I thought....
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    I read Crypto and the trilogy years ago and...

    I read Crypto and the trilogy years ago and recall loving them. Sounds like I should read Anathem.

    Currently reading Dave Eggar's "The Circle."
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    My list, including stuff some will find Non Prog,...

    My list, including stuff some will find Non Prog, but whatevs...
    Best of 2021, in No Particular Order

    Henry Threadgill Zooid-Poof
    James Brandon Lewis-Jesup Wagon
    Eivind Aarset-Phantasmagoria...
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    Happy Birthday John. One of my biggest...

    Happy Birthday John. One of my biggest inspirations--fortunate to have seen him several times, from the 80's Mahavishnu band through his most recent tour with Jimmy Herring a few years back. Always...
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    I watched some of this quite some time ago...is...

    I watched some of this quite some time ago...is there a new season? The language the Druids speak is actually largely based on Welsh, which is historically the closest thing to what the actual...
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    ^^LOL

    ^^LOL
  8. Sure. I came to Genesis late, love everything...

    Sure. I came to Genesis late, love everything through Lamb a lot, the later stuff less so....but I do enjoy all their music to some degree.
    Genesis was the one major league prog band that seemed to...
  9. Agreed, apparently.

    Agreed, apparently.
  10. LOL--I'm sure Progmonster has written some epic...

    LOL--I'm sure Progmonster has written some epic tunes to rival The Noonward Race, or Eternity's Breath, or......yeah.
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    Just finished Mingus' "Beneath the Underdog."...

    Just finished Mingus' "Beneath the Underdog." Great bass player, great composer, bandleader.......as for his writing, not so much applause. Mainly a history of his pimping--and I wonder about the...
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    Watched Don't Look Up. Still mulling over my...

    Watched Don't Look Up.

    Still mulling over my thoughts....I enjoyed it, but.......
  13. Mahavishnu were like the Lamborghini of fusion. ...

    Mahavishnu were like the Lamborghini of fusion. Weather Report were the Rolls Royce.
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    Me, too, and I dig comparing them...how the...

    Me, too, and I dig comparing them...how the different rhythm sections influence the sound, and what Allan does....new one is great.
  15. I have not, but will add it to my list. Have you...

    I have not, but will add it to my list.
    Have you seen "Hinterland," (Y Gwallt) Set in Wales? Great detective stuff....
  16. Well, amongst Bass Players it's become a...

    Well, amongst Bass Players it's become a polarizing subject--you have those who worship at the foot of his statue and they cop all his licks, his tone, his approach--though this was much more common...
  17. yeah! good example, NYC.

    yeah! good example, NYC.
  18. In my view he was a genius musician, and he...

    In my view he was a genius musician, and he changed the trajectory of the bass guitar forever. But he was also broken, in some severe ways. He was often "busy," for sure, but I think it usually...
  19. By the way KCrimso--I just started learning...

    By the way KCrimso--I just started learning Finnish on a lark, on Duolingo. Hei, Minemi on Cone.Toivottaen! LOL.

    Can you qualify what you mean by "the magic" disappearing? I'm genuinely...
  20. Tone in internet forums is sometimes hard to suss...

    Tone in internet forums is sometimes hard to suss out....I don't mean any disrespect. Seriously. If pre Alphonso WR is the only WR you dig, for instance, that's cool by me, but I know there is a...
  21. Sounds good to me. Don't forget High Life--I...

    Sounds good to me. Don't forget High Life--I really like that album. I like it more than Tutu, though I find them to be similar in a lot of ways.
  22. Weather Report is my favorite band. I suppose...

    Weather Report is my favorite band.
    I suppose it's somewhat fashionable to laud the pre-Jaco era stuff, in certain circles, and I suppose it's possible that some folks really do not enjoy Jaco or...
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    yeah, Bro! Watching the new season as episodes...

    yeah, Bro!

    Watching the new season as episodes drop. Every Friday, Great stuff.
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    Gosh, I didn't realize Moon was ....12 years...

    Gosh, I didn't realize Moon was ....12 years ago?!?!

    Love that movie.
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    I imagine releases will continue apace. (Funny,...

    I imagine releases will continue apace. (Funny, that was pretty much what I said in the second post on this thread....LOL).

    I do think it's good. The fact is......


    I like it.
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    And it looks we've made it once again And it...

    And it looks we've made it once again
    And it looks we've made it once again
    Yes it looks like we've made it to the end
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    Leonardo Moonjune Pavkovic, surely one of the...

    Leonardo Moonjune Pavkovic, surely one of the hardest working guys in Prog/Fusion.....and a nice guy, to boot! With our buddy Steve F. and Cuneiform, in the pantheon of unsung heroes of Non...
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    I have the two later Fly or Die releases, great...

    I have the two later Fly or Die releases, great stuff.
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    I am not one of those fans. I read the whole...

    I am not one of those fans. I read the whole thing, but agree with you. I've seen the first four episodes. Some major changes, but honestly I have forgotten many of the details of those...
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    ^ We agree, 100%. And I just saw today, in the...

    ^ We agree, 100%.

    And I just saw today, in the news, something about the Sackler's getting some sort of "immunity"--pissed me off.
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    I also finished it. Ending seemed rushed. I...

    I also finished it.

    Ending seemed rushed. I have some knowledge of the history of the opiate epidemic as I work in insurance claims, and I think the timeline and history is pretty accurate. I...
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    To each their own and all that, but for me, this...

    To each their own and all that, but for me, this is my favorite Floyd--maybe tied with Animals.

    Live at Pompeii, though, is essential viewing if you like Echoes.
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    Super sad…was lucky to see them last time they...

    Super sad…was lucky to see them last time they came through the Bay Area. Had tix for the prior tour too, but had a DVT and ended up missing that one.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Yeah, Major Dick is my staple. LOL

    Yeah, Major Dick is my staple. LOL
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    Just for the record, I do occasionally drink...

    Just for the record, I do occasionally drink lattes, caps, etc. Still, that meme was weak. And Starbucks black coffee seems weak to me, too...and there is a quality decline from decades ago, IMO....
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    If you want to drink coffee black--my preferred...

    If you want to drink coffee black--my preferred method-I don't think going to Starbuck's is the best idea. Hell, you need to milk, sugar, and all those flavorings to make their stuff drinkable. ...
  37. One of the most unique ones, for sure....really...

    One of the most unique ones, for sure....really sad we lost him. Listening to Joyous Lake at the moment. Agree that he brought a swing and a more beboppish vocabulary to his brand of fusion; I like...
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    Interested in your opinion of this. I am a...

    Interested in your opinion of this. I am a reader of poetry, and a fan of Bloom's though I disagree with him often.
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    I agree, after some headphone listening...and...

    I agree, after some headphone listening...and yeah, McCoy kills it. Also I dig having two basses, one arco and one pizz....very cool interludes.
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    I second the praise for the Wire. I still think...

    I second the praise for the Wire. I still think it's the best TV show made.
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    I have it, and have spun it once. It was...

    I have it, and have spun it once.
    It was recorded to reel-to-reel, using two microphones, by one of Coltrane's students. By "Balance," I think StarThrower means the balance between the instruments....
  42. Excellent, and thanks!

    Excellent, and thanks!
  43. My favorite band, all eras.......love the DVD's I...

    My favorite band, all eras.......love the DVD's I have, too. This is a great DVD.
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    yep, and pretty accurate, by all accounts. ...

    yep, and pretty accurate, by all accounts. Working in my field since the early 1990's, I can attest to the opiod epidemic being fueled by this "pro-opiate pain management narrative" they are...
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    Anyone watching Dopesick on Hulu? Man, what a...

    Anyone watching Dopesick on Hulu? Man, what a criminal story....
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    It was her brother, not her son. I see a season...

    It was her brother, not her son. I see a season two in the making.....also, my daughter speaks Korean, so even the subtitles miss some of the cultural content...as you probably would expect. Glad...
  47. in reverse order, today's playlist: Pepper...

    in reverse order, today's playlist:

    Pepper Adams-Encounter!
    Chris Potter-Sunrise Reprise
    Bugge Wesseltoft-New Conceptions in Jazz vol. 1
    Kurt Rosenwinkel Group=Remedy Live at the Vanguard
    And...
  48. Dave's a super sweet guy--and he had a stroke...

    Dave's a super sweet guy--and he had a stroke recently, sadly, but is smiling and bouncing back!
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    I am a Lehman fan. Mis en Abime is amazing, as...

    I am a Lehman fan. Mis en Abime is amazing, as was Damian as Posthuman, IMO. Will check out this new one.
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    I had a similar experience maybe 15-20 years ago...

    I had a similar experience maybe 15-20 years ago here in SF. Was interested, mildly, in seeing them in SF, and walked out of there with a huge smile on my face, and huge respect for the Chieftains...
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    I'm three episodes into The Squid Game. Wow. ...

    I'm three episodes into The Squid Game. Wow. Pretty riveting.
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    Total agreement here, and looking forward to the...

    Total agreement here, and looking forward to the final season!
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    Obviously Midnight Mass exploits Horror Flick and...

    Obviously Midnight Mass exploits Horror Flick and Vampire tropes but it's really a social commentary, more than anything else. I thought it was great, though it felt rushed at the end. I'll say no...
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    ^Impressive job.

    ^Impressive job.
  55. My fave band, and one of my earliest WR...

    My fave band, and one of my earliest WR purchases. Still holds up. Love the Alphonso version of the band, from MT through Black Market. But I love every album WR released, including This is This. ...
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    I think all his periods are great, from Prestige...

    I think all his periods are great, from Prestige through Atlantic to the Impulse stuff, it's all essential to me. Black Pearls is an under-rated one......
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    Probably my fave Coltrane performance ever. He...

    Probably my fave Coltrane performance ever. He has long been my favorite musician ever.
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    Daughter is watching and recommended to me. Says...

    Daughter is watching and recommended to me. Says it's sorta like Black Mirror.

    I am still working through Bosch, which I am loving.
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    "Come on in, he/she/they/him/he/iIt's!" ...

    "Come on in, he/she/they/him/he/iIt's!"

    Doesn't have the same ring to it, does it?
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    I am on season two of Bosch. Really great stuff.

    I am on season two of Bosch. Really great stuff.
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