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    A good rendition, overall. Guitars/Bass/Vox are...

    A good rendition, overall. Guitars/Bass/Vox are all top notch. The drum parts are in the style (as far as I know, not being overly familiar with the genre), but I really don't care for how they're...
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    Hadn't thought of him for a long time! He was...

    Hadn't thought of him for a long time! He was also one of the Nazis in the TOS episode 'Patterns of Force'. He was pretty ubiquitous during that period, IIRC. According to Wiki, he just passed in...
  3. Sticky: I'm the piano technician for a good-sized...

    I'm the piano technician for a good-sized university's school of music. While all instruction is being done online, the music buildings/practice rooms still remain open to the few students who are...
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    Jeez, what a drag. I wasn't a huge fan, but his...

    Jeez, what a drag. I wasn't a huge fan, but his was an important voice on his instrument and in jazz generally, and he was only a year older than I. I'm afraid this doesn't bode well for the next few...
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    As someone who was 14 at the time and had a...

    As someone who was 14 at the time and had a drummer as a best friend, I can definitely say yes it did! :D

    This kid does a really nice job - especially with the slow tempo section and the...
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    +1. Watched it yesterday, and was moved to tears...

    +1. Watched it yesterday, and was moved to tears more than once, by his sound, his words, his demeanor, and the insightful commentary of those who knew him best.
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    That scene is one of my favorites in the movie....

    That scene is one of my favorites in the movie. And the out-take shown at the end of the film of Sellers trying to deliver the message to Raphael without cracking up is priceless.
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    Awesome! I've wanted to see this for years, but...

    Awesome! I've wanted to see this for years, but could never find anything but a few short clips. Thanks for posting!
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    "Mother-in-Law", sung by Ernie K-Doe, written and...

    "Mother-in-Law", sung by Ernie K-Doe, written and produced by Allen Toussaint. Silly, but kinda cool. Nice groove and horns.
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    I imagine some of you are familiar with this guy....

    I imagine some of you are familiar with this guy. IMHO he's brilliant.

    https://theoatmeal.com/comics/creativity_things?fbclid=IwAR12F3J0awo-krho5KCUvnV7j74XRZG6VkWwnupbe6SCC7sQXbDxh1l2qCE
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    Wow. Thanks for sharing this. For me, a good...

    Wow. Thanks for sharing this. For me, a good reminder to be kind; that another may be going through a struggle I know nothing about.
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    Very sad to read this. By all accounts he was an...

    Very sad to read this. By all accounts he was an exceptional musician and human being. I'll spin my Slow Music Project discs today.
  13. This is one of my absolute favorite concert...

    This is one of my absolute favorite concert videos. As others have pointed out, the band were completely on fire and the material is among their best. This version looks very good, but I'm pretty...
  14. This would have to go a long way to be as...

    This would have to go a long way to be as compelling to me as Frisell's ...all we are saying, and from the sample I'm not optimistic.
  15. Last night was Physical Graffiti, tonight is Fear...

    Last night was Physical Graffiti, tonight is Fear of Music/Remain in Light. Call it comfort music.
  16. Sticky: Well, imagine that... ;)...

    Well, imagine that... ;)
    https://www.progressiveears.org/forum/showthread.php/25382-What-are-you-singing-hearing-while-you-have-a-wash
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    He was really my first introduction to a living...

    He was really my first introduction to a living classical composer. The college where I got my B.M. was where his oratorio The Celestial Sphere and the associated orchestral suite were premiered in...
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    The western that made an impression on me was The...

    The western that made an impression on me was The High Chaparral. I honestly can't remember much in the way of plot or story arc, but the character played by Henry Darrow sticks in my memory for some...
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    It's official...:(...

    It's official...:(
    https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/12/us/march-madness-withdrawals-spt/index.html
  20. What are you singing/hearing while you have a wash?

    Piggy-backing on what got started in the 80s Zappa thread, a chance for humor in an otherwise messed-up situation...

    I've been playing 5% for Nothing in my head. A tad long, but I've always been a...
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    Made my day - thanks so much for checking and...

    Made my day - thanks so much for checking and posting here!!
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    The email from DGM Live included this: "All the...

    The email from DGM Live included this: "All the dates, except festivals, will be double bills with the Zappa Band.", and on the DGM site, the July 5th entry is for the "Ravinia Festival", which is...
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    A more complete list of dates, including Ravinia...

    A more complete list of dates, including Ravinia near Chicago. Unfortunately, since it's one of the "Festivals", that means no Zappa Band.:(
    https://www.dgmlive.com/tours?liveshow=on
  24. Thread: Birders

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    Thanks for the great info - we have seen both...

    Thanks for the great info - we have seen both here I believe, but have never been certain which was which. This will help a lot (and I'll try to get a pic as well).
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    I don't have any direct memories like the very...

    I don't have any direct memories like the very cool one shared above, but besides the classic quartet sides, I played the absolute crap out of The Real McCoy during the period when I was learning the...
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    Love MMM as well. I wouldn't call Midge the worst...

    Love MMM as well. I wouldn't call Midge the worst character, but she is surrounded in the main cast by a host of stellar characters and the acting thereof. As for the recurring characters, Luke Kirby...
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    Someone else brought up a Fillmore recording, and...

    Someone else brought up a Fillmore recording, and it reminded me of one of my faves, Aretha at Fillmore West. Raw, and I believe unretouched, with plenty of crowd vibe. Plus, the performances are en...
  28. I visit the 1970-80 Genesis catalog more than...

    I visit the 1970-80 Genesis catalog more than almost any other group from that era, and I'm glad that all five members are still with us and (more or less) active. I can imagine this tour will be a...
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    All the best from your neighbor in the fly-overs!

    All the best from your neighbor in the fly-overs!
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    I've always loved the sound and the playing on...

    I've always loved the sound and the playing on Waiting for Columbus.
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    He'd already done that with tracks off of Offramp...

    He'd already done that with tracks off of Offramp and 80/81, not to mention Song X, which I enjoy from time to time. I've not heard ZTFS.
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    Thanks for posting that. For whatever reason, I was never into Supertramp back in the 70s beyond what was on the radio (there were a couple great stations in our area though, so that was actually...
  33. My idea of what demographic comprises the LCD...

    My idea of what demographic comprises the LCD evidently differs from yours.
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    It seems to me that it would be exceedingly hard...

    It seems to me that it would be exceedingly hard to teach anything to 20-30 year olds who were told since they were in high school that they were destined for fame and riches, and then achieved...
  35. Thread: MLB 2020

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    Hey everyone! Definitely ready for a new season...

    Hey everyone! Definitely ready for a new season and the warmer weather that comes with it here in the flyovers. I don't have a problem with any of those rule changes, especially the 3-batter minimum....
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    Wonderful player. RIP

    Wonderful player. RIP
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    "Shouldn't" being the key word, but you're right,...

    "Shouldn't" being the key word, but you're right, I'm sure. I'll be checking it out regardless.
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    I was familiar with the name of KG, but none of the music when I was gifted the cd of TSOTT last summer and subsequently played the living crap out of it. Found Thud on Amazon Music and devoured that...
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    My two Iowa teams are both having excellent...

    My two Iowa teams are both having excellent seasons, but I don't have high hopes for either in the big dance. The Hawkeyes, while they have a bona fide All-America candidate in Luka Garza, have no...
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    While this book will no doubt contain a lot of...

    While this book will no doubt contain a lot of interesting information, something about the way that blurb is written is really off-putting to me. Too "Classic Rock" and cookie-cutter for my tastes....
  41. Relayer is actually taken from a lyric in TFTO,...

    Relayer is actually taken from a lyric in TFTO, right?
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    Agreed!

    Agreed!
  43. Potentially interesting, but I wonder what...

    Potentially interesting, but I wonder what "...will produce...with full cooperation from ELP and its management." means at this point. The estates of Emerson & Lake, plus Palmer? Who "manages" a...
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    ^^^ Predictable, but I'm glad to see it. He was...

    ^^^
    Predictable, but I'm glad to see it. He was too good a character to just kill off.
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    Attention, Poisoned Youth! Could this be the...

    Attention, Poisoned Youth! Could this be the sig-worthy quote you've been in search of? :D
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    ^^^ Yes! And the way it resolves perfectly into...

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    Yes! And the way it resolves perfectly into Ozark, which is just a piano tour de force...

    I guess I'll put it on again! :)
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    I spun As Falls Wichita... three times yesterday,...

    I spun As Falls Wichita... three times yesterday, and plan to give The Way Up a listen or two today. TWU seems to me to be a direct descendant of AFWSFWF (the piece itself if not the entire album),...
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    For me, this is just about as cool a double bill...

    For me, this is just about as cool a double bill as I could hope for at this point in my life. Bring on the dates!!
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    I don't know if they'll be using any backing...

    I don't know if they'll be using any backing recordings, but my guess would be since this is NOT the hologram show the band will be playing versions of Zappa tunes all on their own, which sounds...
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    Lyle Mays' music has been a part of my life since...

    Lyle Mays' music has been a part of my life since American Garage came out in 1979. His collaborations with Metheny are without peer and his own compositions and playing place him solidly among the...
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    YOWZAn!!!

    YOWZAn!!!
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    Obviously unclear from the article, although I...

    Obviously unclear from the article, although I would think if it was Dweezil's outfit they would have specified that. The "hologram" band has done several gigs without the hologram; that's what I...
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    Next, on HOLY CRAP!!!...

    Next, on HOLY CRAP!!!
    https://www.dgmlive.com/news/king-crimson-and-the-zappa-band
  54. Thread: Birders

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    Living in the midwest we get to see bald eagles...

    Living in the midwest we get to see bald eagles pretty regularly in the winter. A couple weeks ago my wife and I were driving along the Iowa river, on the north edge of town, and spotted 6 sitting in...
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    Yeah, like I said, it's live, and therefore...

    Yeah, like I said, it's live, and therefore imperfect, but still... And the backstory is even cooler: the drummer wasn't the first choice for the gig, flew in at the last minute, and rehearsed with...
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    Not sure if this is what the OP was/is in search...

    Not sure if this is what the OP was/is in search of, but I think this is a pretty killing live/everyone-in-the-same-room drum recording. And the chops are off the hook.

    ...
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    I'm done buying DVDs, so for me it's either plump...

    I'm done buying DVDs, so for me it's either plump for the CBS All-Access or wait until Hulu, Netflix or Amazon picks it up. As much as I enjoyed the pilot, I'm not sure I want to wait. The hook is...
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    Me too, on CBS.com, and I'm definitely in. Does...

    Me too, on CBS.com, and I'm definitely in. Does anyone know if CBS.com will make each episode available on a delayed basis or if the pilot was just a one-time teaser?
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    I don't think he's well-known enough around these...

    I don't think he's well-known enough around these parts to warrant his own RIP thread, but I was sad to hear that the great Boston-area drummer Bob Gullotti has passed. :(

    I saw The Fringe live in...
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    And I choose to stretch the "unbroken" adjective...

    And I choose to stretch the "unbroken" adjective and include Two Against Nature, but I can't argue with your list of three.
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