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    Sticky: But...for a number of years they were both named...

    But...for a number of years they were both named the "Riders" in our 8 team CFL. Saskatchewan being the Roughriders and Ottawa the Rough Riders. Best not to ask. :)

    (I've taken a minor liberty...
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    I think we need three, maybe four more rounds of...

    I think we need three, maybe four more rounds of this. :) It seems we're just going around the same issues, again and again. Sort of like....wait for it....an eccentric orbit.
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    Sticky: The ticket agents ask the standard...

    The ticket agents ask the standard questions...are you feeling unwell, have you been tested positive....etc. I can't imagine there's many that would answer yes, in the event they should. They don't...
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    Sticky: Ontario and Quebec are sure seeing rises in...

    Ontario and Quebec are sure seeing rises in cases. We've been fortunate in BC with daily counts in the vicinity of 150. Here on Vancouver Island, we're even more fortunate with daily counts...
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    Count me in on the CD side of the fence. I've...

    Count me in on the CD side of the fence. I've never bought a d/loaded file. I do enjoy streaming, though, especially on progstreaming. Great way to either have a listen before committing $$, or...
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    Another track from the new album has been...

    Another track from the new album has been uploaded by Inside Out. Undeniably TFK. A bit understated, but in a good way. Two thumbs up from me!

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    I frequent his site often and have made a number...

    I frequent his site often and have made a number of purchases after listening to albums. I also enjoy reading his enthusiastic facebook posts promoting a new stream. They're often amusing. The new...
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    Great idea! Thanks. My OP was simply to start a...

    Great idea! Thanks. My OP was simply to start a conversation on the band's excellent record, and give mention to the two other albums that caught my ears. For the bands' sake, hopefully a few...
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    BTW, here's a link to Progstreaming (and no, I...

    BTW, here's a link to Progstreaming (and no, I don't own shares :) )


    http://progstreaming.nl/
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    New La Maschera Di Cera ~ great stuff

    Had a listen to the newest by La Maschera Di Cera from Progstreaming and it's excellent. The opening 1:15 from the first track ranks with some of the best openings. Blistering hammond runs...
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    Sticky: Thanks for the info! I might consider switching...

    Thanks for the info! I might consider switching to the Momemtum Infinite card. It would cost me $110 more in fees (we pay for one supplementary card) but we'd earn an additional $230 or so, based...
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    Sticky: What bank/financial institution is your credit...

    What bank/financial institution is your credit card from? (if you don't mind my asking) I have a Scotiabank visa which gives 1% cash back on all purchases, and an additional 1% on grocery store and...
  13. I have an Italian version LP, and agree there's...

    I have an Italian version LP, and agree there's some beautiful music on tap here. There's something about the music on this one that draws me in. It may be partly due to the flow, and a subtle...
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    And quite enjoyed that track.

    And quite enjoyed that track.
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    ^^ You're a stronger man than I :).

    ^^ You're a stronger man than I :).
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    Ditto the above! And what a fun track This Human...

    Ditto the above! And what a fun track This Human Equation is.
  17. Thread: Hiromi

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    Thanks for posting. Really enjoyed it!

    Thanks for posting. Really enjoyed it!
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    Sticky: Our provincial government has put out a "Good...

    Our provincial government has put out a "Good Times Guide", aimed at younger people. It's a novel idea in tackling the novel coronavirus. Seems like the message's assumption is younger people are...
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    Really dig the music of Gazpacho. Yes, they can...

    Really dig the music of Gazpacho. Yes, they can be a bit samey. Yes, there's emphasis on vocals. But their music resonates with me in some manner that's difficult to explain. Looking forward to...
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    Sticky: ^^ Good call! Unfortunately, the Admiral Jacks...

    ^^ Good call! Unfortunately, the Admiral Jacks story is a oft-repeated one when it comes to younger folks gathering.
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    Sticky: In the restaurants category, our family went to a...

    In the restaurants category, our family went to a pizzeria 3 or 4 weeks ago. The server was wearing a mask, as were other employees. They spaced patrons appropriately. It was the first sit-down...
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    Sticky: My wife has had mild (very mild) cold-like...

    My wife has had mild (very mild) cold-like symptoms for several days and yesterday morning decided the responsible thing to do was to call the number set up to report being ill. She was given an...
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    I own several Magenta discs, but not all of them....

    I own several Magenta discs, but not all of them. Great music. As Moe writes above, they can be somewhat "by the numbers", but I happen to really enjoy those numbers on offer by Magenta!
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    Sticky: ^^ That's a great story. Thanks for sharing.

    ^^ That's a great story. Thanks for sharing.
  25. Thanks for posting! That was splendid. Can't...

    Thanks for posting! That was splendid.

    Can't say I have a favourite impression. I tend to take them as a whole and enjoy the three impressions together as the most excellent epic it is.
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    That was fun to watch. Thanks for posting.

    That was fun to watch. Thanks for posting.
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    Excellent! Thanks for the post T.C.

    Excellent! Thanks for the post T.C.
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    Sticky: Great anecdote! On the subject of our PM, I...

    Great anecdote! On the subject of our PM, I think generally he has done a very good job during the pandemic. There's been a couple of amusing moments, such as early on, when he was quarantining at...
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    Thanks, Kelly, for sharing this with us. My...

    Thanks, Kelly, for sharing this with us. My condolences to you.
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    ^ I really like what I heard in that first clip. ...

    ^ I really like what I heard in that first clip. So far, this sounds (to me) to be potentially the best Wakeman album in some time.
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    Sticky: Thanks for sharing this, TV. It's anecdotes like...

    Thanks for sharing this, TV. It's anecdotes like this, along with PE posters' experiences during the pandemic, that keep me viewing this thread.
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    Sticky: I haven't been wearing a mask nor gloves. I am...

    I haven't been wearing a mask nor gloves. I am keeping an appropriate distance, am washing my hands regularly and am very cognizant of touching my face. From what I've read and heard, a mask offers...
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    Sticky: I'm self-employed as a bookkeeper and do much of...

    I'm self-employed as a bookkeeper and do much of my work from home. As a result, apart from the onslaught of Covid-19 news and resulting (and necessary) health authority recommendations and gov't...
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    Sticky: Wipe out!

    Wipe out!
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    Sticky: So I did a small grocery shopping run after...

    So I did a small grocery shopping run after dinner yesterday and...vitamin C shelf was empty. The good news though, had I been looking for vitamin D, they had lots of that. :)
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    Sticky: ^^^ Any bets that Vit C will be the next item to...

    ^^^ Any bets that Vit C will be the next item to be hoarded and emptied from store shelves?
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    Sticky: I shopped early afternoon for some fruit, milk,...

    I shopped early afternoon for some fruit, milk, and a couple things we needed for dinner. One such menu item was some steak (which, btw, was bbq'd to perfection :) ). They had everything on my...
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    Sticky: ^^ Yes! Big tip of the hat to all health care...

    ^^ Yes! Big tip of the hat to all health care workers. They are our front line in this war.
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    Sticky: ^^^ There's bound to be conflicting information...

    ^^^ There's bound to be conflicting information like on ibuprofen. I'd suggest, pour yourself a gin and tonic, and search for more opinions. :)
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    Sticky: Where I live, in Victoria, BC, many services are...

    Where I live, in Victoria, BC, many services are closed, including libraries, rec centres. It was announced today by the provincial gov't that schools will be closed "until further notice". No...
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    Sticky: How much are you charging for the use of...

    How much are you charging for the use of 'Quarantini', Steve? I enjoy making up a martini for my wife and I (and also enjoy naming them) on occasion. I'll have to whip up my own Quarantini!

    We...
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    I have all 4 studio albums. Like others, K-scope...

    I have all 4 studio albums. Like others, K-scope has not stood out in any meaningful or remarkable way. I've perhaps given it 3 or 4 spins.

    However, count me in the few who really dig Whirlwind....
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    I second the enjoyment of Cross/Crucible, but...

    I second the enjoyment of Cross/Crucible, but find even greater joy with Dreams of Men. These albums are a great one-two punch.

    I have XXV, but also found it did not meet expectations.
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    My wife and I borrow dvds from our local library....

    My wife and I borrow dvds from our local library. It's free and they have a decent inventory. We've been watching Handmaid, Crown, Stranger Things and a host of other series this way for years.
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    ^^ My guess is it was a teaser. The site I...

    ^^ My guess is it was a teaser. The site I watched the pilot from is showing episode two but with a padlock, requiring entering one's service provider account details. I don't subscribe to any...
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    ^ Dang! I wondered if that might be the case.

    ^ Dang! I wondered if that might be the case.
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    Just watched the first ep. Wow. I'm not a...

    Just watched the first ep. Wow. I'm not a card-carrying trekkie by any stretch, but have seen many S.T. shows over the years. I was...um...engaged, and throughout the full 44 minutes. Excited for...
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    Anyone see the Vancouver, BC show Friday? Man,...

    Anyone see the Vancouver, BC show Friday? Man, so close for me but still, with a return ferry trip and hotel, and it being so close to Christmas, I just couldn't swing this. Would have loved to...
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    Here's a trailer for U. It does sound like...

    Here's a trailer for U. It does sound like classic 70's Enid with a modern production sheen.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eix-7fp59Go
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    Welcome back, Steve, to the PE show that never...

    Welcome back, Steve, to the PE show that never ends. Come inside. Come inside!
  51. I also experienced issues when opening my...

    I also experienced issues when opening my browser. The URL displayed in the address bar was different than the address saved as in my home tabs. The problem was solved when I clicked on browser...
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    I'm also seeing serious issues....when I click on...

    I'm also seeing serious issues....when I click on New Posts, the top 22 posts contain not a single Yes thread. :O
  53. ^^ Such is the nature of music, in general,...

    ^^ Such is the nature of music, in general, eliciting a wide range of opinions and responses. Probably due to the fact that we're all different. :)

    And a resounding yes to the band being Prog!
  54. Indeed! It contains those epic trademarks we all...

    Indeed! It contains those epic trademarks we all love - crescendos, quiet bits, multiple themes - yet never seems forced, at least to these ears.
  55. The Tea Club - If / When ~ excellent 5th album

    I've listened to this album several times and it's a real cracker. Unabashedly Prog, yet both accessible and complex at the same time. The band have a sound of their own with there still being a...
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    I've had two incomplete listens today, after...

    I've had two incomplete listens today, after seeing it on progstreaming.nl. I'm familiar with the band but have never investigated their music before today (at least as far as I can recall). Based...
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    The bit I've emboldened and italicized from your...

    The bit I've emboldened and italicized from your quote captures my sentiments exactly when I pick up many an album from bands that I already have much, if not all, of their discography. Yes, you...
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    I find ranking can be useful if I wish to pick up...

    I find ranking can be useful if I wish to pick up an album from a band that I'm not that familiar with (or, if I am familiar, already own one album and want to explore the band's discography...
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    Finally took the plunge! Stadacone was available...

    Finally took the plunge! Stadacone was available for a good price so I snagged it. And...love it! Not a dud on the (albeit short) album. I particularly like Isacaaron, the eleven minute closer. ...
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    Resistance to this disc being on my auto-buy list...

    Resistance to this disc being on my auto-buy list is futile! :)
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