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    I'm a little surprised that you've never seen...

    I'm a little surprised that you've never seen them, Greg. They were in Toronto a couple of years back. Shortly before Covid hit.

    Neil
  2. Thread: The Mars Volta

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    These are pretty much my thoughts. I liked the...

    These are pretty much my thoughts. I liked the first single too, but the two others that I've heard since then just don't have the fire that I associate with this band. It's funny, many have said...
  3. Yes, that is a smoking hot double-bill. If only...

    Yes, that is a smoking hot double-bill. If only somebody would hurry up and invent a transporter...

    Neil
  4. Thread: PT/C/C

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    They are all on youtube. Neil

    They are all on youtube.

    Neil
  5. Thread: PT/C/C

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    After spending some time with this album, I have...

    After spending some time with this album, I have come to the conclusion that it's a grower. I keep going back for more listens. Not obsessively, but it continues to get regular spins. Each song has...
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    Sticky: Looking forward to that new Dry Cleaning too....

    Looking forward to that new Dry Cleaning too. Great band. Speaking of great bands from Britain, the new Lydian Collective has now been confirmed for October 7th. Here's a track from it.

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    Big fan of the show. Not surprising, since along...

    Big fan of the show. Not surprising, since along with music, horror/sf/fantasy is my other passion. I thought it was a great season, and the final three episodes especially did a masterful job of...
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    Yes, they did. That was when an audience member...

    Yes, they did. That was when an audience member helped the guitarist move his pedal board, ha.

    Neil
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    Great band who have toured a lot. I've seen them...

    Great band who have toured a lot. I've seen them in Toronto, Buffalo and Chicago. They are all amazing musicians. The guitarist's pedal board, is something else, lol.

    Neil
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    That's pretty cool. Hopefully it will be a big...

    That's pretty cool. Hopefully it will be a big success.

    Neil
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    Sticky: If you haven't heard the Janel and Anthony duo...

    If you haven't heard the Janel and Anthony duo album, I highly recommend it. Great stuff.

    Neil
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    Sticky: Good to know. I like what I've heard so far, and...

    Good to know. I like what I've heard so far, and will definitely be picking this one up.

    Neil
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    Sticky: Listening now. Digging it a lot, so far. Neil

    Listening now. Digging it a lot, so far.

    Neil
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    A masterpiece and right up there with my top Rush...

    A masterpiece and right up there with my top Rush albums. By this point the song writing had matured, and the parts making up the side long epic go together as smooth as silk. La Villa Strangiato...
  15. Thread: 2022 so far

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    Sounds like me with the new 5UUs; still trying to...

    Sounds like me with the new 5UUs; still trying to get into it. I'm making headway though. It's starting to open up for me.

    Neil
  16. Thread: 2022 so far

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    Good to hear! I've been spending time with the...

    Good to hear! I've been spending time with the new Bubblemath, PT and Birth lately. Black Midi is next up and I will certainly check out Join the Din.

    Neil
  17. ^^Hahahaha. Neil

    ^^Hahahaha.

    Neil
  18. Thread: Snarky Puppy

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    Do it. They are amazing live. Neil

    Do it. They are amazing live.

    Neil
  19. Be afraid. Very afraid. Neil

    Be afraid. Very afraid.

    Neil
  20. A nickname for Canada. A Canuck is slang for...

    A nickname for Canada. A Canuck is slang for Canadian. There is even a hockey team named the Vancouver Canucks.

    Neil
  21. Thread: 2022 so far

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    Thanks, Steve. It'll be ready when it's ready....

    Thanks, Steve. It'll be ready when it's ready. I'm just thrilled that it's happening at all.

    Neil
  22. Thread: PT/C/C

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    Thanks Steve, but at $10 Canadian for three...

    Thanks Steve, but at $10 Canadian for three tracks, I'll pass. I love high-quality audio, but I can get by on mp3's. YMMV.

    Neil
  23. Thread: 2022 so far

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    Yeah, they are updating on their facebook page....

    Yeah, they are updating on their facebook page. Ray just posted that he has finished recording bass for the new album and he and Brett are now recording some vocals.

    Neil
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    This year was a bit of a slow start for me, but...

    This year was a bit of a slow start for me, but things have really picked up recently. Stand-outs to this point being:

    Black Flower-Magma
    Ikarus-Plasma
    Mahogany Frog-Faust
    Stickmen-Tentacles...
  25. Thread: PT/C/C

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    Well, I finally got my CD today, but it suddenly...

    Well, I finally got my CD today, but it suddenly seems pointless without the bonus tracks. I already have a CD-r made with all ten tracks, so the CD will likely sit on a shelf now, despite better...
  26. Thread: PT/C/C

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    I actually quite like the instrumental bonus...

    I actually quite like the instrumental bonus track, Population Three.

    Neil
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    Sticky: Also released today, the new Birth....

    Also released today, the new Birth. Retro/prog/mellotron fans rejoice.

    1404226707

    Neil
  28. Thread: PT/C/C

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    I like the bonus tracks, but don't think that...

    I like the bonus tracks, but don't think that they are better than the main album stuff.

    Neil
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    And at length. Neil

    And at length.

    Neil
  30. Done. Neil

    Done.

    Neil
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    ^^Thanks for the review. It has inspired me to go...

    ^^Thanks for the review. It has inspired me to go back and revisit the album some more, to hopefully penetrate it's mysteries this time.

    Neil
  32. Thread: PT/C/C

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    And don't forget the "Weed Peasants"!! Neil

    And don't forget the "Weed Peasants"!!

    Neil
  33. They would make a great Progday pick. Neil

    They would make a great Progday pick.

    Neil
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    Careful. You might have to meet all of us, now! ...

    Careful. You might have to meet all of us, now!

    Neil
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    Sweet. Thanks, Michael. Neil

    Sweet. Thanks, Michael.

    Neil
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    My hotel room is officially booked. Welcome back,...

    My hotel room is officially booked. Welcome back, Progday.

    Neil
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    Amazing. This ups the ante for sure. Also, you...

    Amazing. This ups the ante for sure. Also, you got me really excited for a moment there, as I thought the new album was out. Beyond the Veil is a single from it, I believe, and they now have a second...
  38. Thread: PT/C/C

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    That's interesting. I'm not sure that "maximizing...

    That's interesting. I'm not sure that "maximizing my income from streaming platforms" amounts to much on youtube, given the amount of listens you'd need to get any kind of noticeable return. Plus,...
  39. Thread: PT/C/C

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    I've grown weary of the waiting game, and decided...

    I've grown weary of the waiting game, and decided to download the audio from the album youtube videos....bonus tracks and all. It's all up there. Of course doing this, will likely guarantee that my...
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    ^^Well, thanks for that and it's interesting to...

    ^^Well, thanks for that and it's interesting to hear Colin's take. This doesn't necessarily contradict Richard Barbieri's comments that the other three stayed in touch socially, whereas it seems that...
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    Man, I am so close to just downloading the thing...

    Man, I am so close to just downloading the thing off of youtube, it's gotten so frustrating waiting for the CD. I'm not sure ordering it was the right move. Oh well, best not to try and let it colour...
  42. Thread: PT/C/C

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    Ha, no it was not. This is the first Cd that I've...

    Ha, no it was not. This is the first Cd that I've ordered in years, and this is not doing anything to inspire me to order more. Back to downloads, lol.

    Neil
  43. Thread: Magma news

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    I was at that show (made the 8 1/2 drive from...

    I was at that show (made the 8 1/2 drive from Toronto), and it was exceptional. Reggie's is a great venue.

    Neil
  44. Thread: PT/C/C

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    I still haven't received my Cd! Wtf? How am I...

    I still haven't received my Cd! Wtf? How am I supposed to tell other people that their opinions about it, are wrong?!

    Neil
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    I feel the same. It seems like he could be more...

    I feel the same. It seems like he could be more effective, if his videos were about half as long. I do get the appeal of long interviews, and analysis of song structures though. Especially with the...
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    Perhaps you mean overplaying from a denseness...

    Perhaps you mean overplaying from a denseness point of view? That is kind of their thing, though. I certainly wouldn't put them in the remote ballpark of DT-style, let's throw in a millions of notes,...
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    Apparently, everyone has received their copy but...

    Apparently, everyone has received their copy but me, lol! I'll continue to be patient.

    Neil
  48. Steve, is this the band you are talking about,...

    Steve, is this the band you are talking about, for Art Thief? I don't hear female vocals so far, but their facebook page does seem to have photos of a girl stage front, so perhaps a recent addition?...
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    That would be awesome, indeed. Love Time Crunch...

    That would be awesome, indeed. Love Time Crunch and Organik and I was fortunate enough to see them live at NEARfest and they were excellent.

    Edit: I was not aware that they did an album in 2013...
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    Yes, TFB seems to be the one with the lowest...

    Yes, TFB seems to be the one with the lowest chart rating. TTB actually did fine.

    Neil
  51. The solution to this dilemma for me, has been...

    The solution to this dilemma for me, has been pretty straight-forward: there is so much great music being made in the last couple of years, that I rarely have the time or inclination to listen to...
  52. Thread: Progstock!?

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    A Yes cover band and a cover band, in general....

    A Yes cover band and a cover band, in general. I'm happy people can get excited about that for a prog festival, I just wish that I was one of them.

    Neil
  53. Thread: The Mars Volta

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    Oh, believe me, I'm in the balcony at that price....

    Oh, believe me, I'm in the balcony at that price. The first 10 rows of floors were right around that $300 mark that you mention. The future of concerts with 'mid-level' bands, is not bright when it...
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    Well, I got my PT tickets for $125. Closer ones...

    Well, I got my PT tickets for $125. Closer ones were a lot higher though. I personally wouldn't pay $300 for anybody, but I get it for those that think that it's worth it. TMV tickets go on sale this...
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    Interesting that Gavin Harrison is the one who...

    Interesting that Gavin Harrison is the one who picked the other touring musicians.

    Neil
  56. Thread: The Mars Volta

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    Would anyone know of the presale code for Toronto...

    Would anyone know of the presale code for Toronto tickets? I will go if they are not a fortune.

    Neil
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    Last time I saw them, tickets were $40. It was a...

    Last time I saw them, tickets were $40. It was a good show though, I'll give you that.

    Neil
  58. Thread: The Mars Volta

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    You'd pay $300 for a single ticket to see...

    You'd pay $300 for a single ticket to see TMV?!?!? :O

    Neil
  59. Thread: Magma news

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    Sounds like Jimmy Top is getting better, but...

    Sounds like Jimmy Top is getting better, but those are some pretty monster sized shoes that Bubu wore, that are tough to fill.

    Neil
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    It was mildly a shame at first, but I'm well over...

    It was mildly a shame at first, but I'm well over it. Colin doesn't seem interested, and they are fine without him. End of story, for me.

    Neil
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