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  1. too much like Queen? Second rate Bowie clone?...

    too much like Queen?

    Second rate Bowie clone?

    Wow, some people hear BBD differently than me.

    I don't think ANYONE sounds like Queen.
    I don't think BBD sounds like anyone other than BBD.
  2. Sad to hear. He really was a fine interpreter of...

    Sad to hear.
    He really was a fine interpreter of Satie.
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    Thank you, John! A great review and you really...

    Thank you, John!
    A great review and you really whetted my appetite for it.

    I look forward to spinning it once it arrives.
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    Great post. It is normal to want to know...

    Great post.

    It is normal to want to know everything about our public heroes, especially when they leave us. We feel the need to want to close all of the loops and somehow make peace with it all.
    ...
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    Dang! I often think I understand how great of a...

    Dang!
    I often think I understand how great of a musician and a human Pat is, but he almost always manages to take it to another level when I read something new from him. This is such a lovely...
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    I want to be Steve when I grow up. Happy...

    I want to be Steve when I grow up.

    Happy Birthday, Mr. Hackett!
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    Very cool. Thank you for relating that.

    Very cool.
    Thank you for relating that.
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    Ugh! The hits keep coming. Lyle was unique....

    Ugh! The hits keep coming.

    Lyle was unique. What a lyrical voice he had. What he could do with one simple note! His fingers could individually control the volume of each piano note like few...
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    I love your review. And Supper's Ready as an...

    I love your review.
    And Supper's Ready as an encore? Wowsers!
    Tres cool!
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    Well, for me, the era that was Snow Goose and...

    Well, for me, the era that was Snow Goose and Moonmadness was defined by them not being able to do anything wrong. LOL. So I felt the tone was on-target. Now if we were discussing their complete...
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    Hmm...this wasn't good enough?...

    Hmm...this wasn't good enough?
    https://www.amazon.com/Sketches-Hackett-Authorised-Steve-Biography/dp/0955754232

    Obviously, the story told completely from his perspective will be considered more...
  12. What a nice treat to get a peek at the artwork....

    What a nice treat to get a peek at the artwork.
    Thank you!
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    Thank you! I am listening now. The lyrics...

    Thank you! I am listening now.

    The lyrics truly fit the times.
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    Isn't he such a nice guy? I have played with him...

    Isn't he such a nice guy? I have played with him (hand drums) in a concert and have chatted with him in our local musical instrument store. He is always so kind and chatty.

    And yes, he certainly...
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    Really? I'll have to go back to it. My memory is...

    Really?
    I'll have to go back to it. My memory is that I was underwhelmed.

    Thanks for bringing it up so that I could be reminded to spin it again!
  16. I listened to both Gordian Knot CDs yesterday and...

    I listened to both Gordian Knot CDs yesterday and remembered why I thought so highly of his drumming skills.
    (Of course, Bill B plays drums on two of the Emergent tracks)
  17. ...which is why I know him. What a great drummer....

    ...which is why I know him. What a great drummer.

    Very sad to hear. My thoughts go out to his friends and rellies.
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    [QUOTE=Bruno Sampaio Barbosa;952314]and:...

    [QUOTE=Bruno Sampaio Barbosa;952314]and:
    https://twitter.com/asiageoff/status/359176523086958593

    Well, it is kinda hard for me to refute this...I too think that vocals are the only weak thing in...
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    About 5 years ago I found a CD copy of Sonic...

    About 5 years ago I found a CD copy of Sonic Seasonings to go along with my original vinyl. It is superb on CD. There are the "extras" as well.
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    Thank you! What a great resource.

    Thank you! What a great resource.
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    Its fascinating to read these posts about still...

    Its fascinating to read these posts about still feeling the loss so badly. I feel similarly. I have been knocked hard by the loss of other musicians...John, George, Squire, Lake, Wetton, Vasconcelos,...
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    I am still working through the logic of it all...

    I am still working through the logic of it all but will mostly route synths (of course) and the effects into mine so that I can minimize the re-patching I do currently when i need to use different...
  23. I nominate Tucsonan Pete Fine. He is a great...

    I nominate Tucsonan Pete Fine. He is a great electric guitarist that has played Zep to classical. Here is one of his best, a Concerto for Electric guitar. He also plays sitar amazingly well.
    ...
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    ...otherwise it feels left out. :) So what are...

    ...otherwise it feels left out. :)

    So what are you running through it? Synths only? Effects?
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    "Criminal Record" is criminally underrated. ...

    "Criminal Record" is criminally underrated.
    (Yes, I took the obvious road there.)

    But seriously, I really enjoy it. Just for the presence of Chris Squire and Alan White on several tracks is the...
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    Yup, I have been the recipient of that. :) It...

    Yup, I have been the recipient of that. :)
    It usually happens when we post a bit too soon...after all, many of us have 40 or 50 years of trivia in our heads and every so often it comes out slightly...
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    Rockin' good news!

    Rockin' good news!
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    Yes, he mentions it in several of his books. He...

    Yes, he mentions it in several of his books. He mentions reading signs, watching people, and yes, sending sticks out.

    (The amount of people that received letters and postcards from him over the...
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    Yes, very good. Thank you!

    Yes, very good. Thank you!
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    I just went full manual:...

    I just went full manual:...
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    I had a special bottle of The Macallan that I...

    I had a special bottle of The Macallan that I went to. The guy very much understood the magic of this stuff. So I savored it as he would.

    Exit the warrior...
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    Sure! I'm in. After all, he has so few solo...

    Sure! I'm in.

    After all, he has so few solo albums. ;)
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    Yup; its the place to start. They are all very...

    Yup; its the place to start.
    They are all very worthwhile.

    I have them all except for Travelling Music. But I just ordered that to complete my collection.

    In many ways, his least-known book...
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    Very cool, John. It really does sound intriguing....

    Very cool, John. It really does sound intriguing.
    Keep those updates coming.

    THAT RIBBON LOOKS AMAZINGLY COOL!
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    absolutely gutted. My hero. Just for his...

    absolutely gutted.

    My hero.
    Just for his words alone...
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    Yay! Please do give us your thoughts when you...

    Yay!
    Please do give us your thoughts when you come up for air!
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    ...and speaking of just got word about... ...

    ...and speaking of just got word about...

    https://www.musicradar.com/news/namm-2020-korg-arp-2600-fs-could-be-the-synth-reissue-to-rule-them-all

    Woswers!

    The 2600 was the first synth I was...
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    He was such a skilled and witty writer. And to...

    He was such a skilled and witty writer. And to me, a very underrated actor; look to his role in Bowie's "The Man Who Fell to Earth" for the proof.
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    I have the Deanston "Virgin Oak" and very much...

    I have the Deanston "Virgin Oak" and very much like it. If memory serves, I felt it was better off as a pre-dinner dram because of its more delicate profile. But a solid Sotch in my opinion. And yes,...
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    A KILLER Fripp solo. I love his work with Bowie....

    A KILLER Fripp solo. I love his work with Bowie.

    I found this:

    https://bowiesongs.wordpress.com/tag/robert-fripp/



    ...and some other stuff from a forum:
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    Very cool! I love how that all turned out. I...

    Very cool! I love how that all turned out.

    I find that well-designed pedals are often unique. There is a reason that many players have 2 to 4 different versions of the same flavor. Sometimes, even...
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    Ooh, I like what I have seen and heard so far:...

    Ooh, I like what I have seen and heard so far:
    https://www.korg.com/us/products/synthesizers/wavestate/
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    And to my mind, did a fine job. I really enjoyed...

    And to my mind, did a fine job. I really enjoyed his set.
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    Oh, but how about one thing? I love the piece....

    Oh, but how about one thing?

    I love the piece. And I love most everything about its production. Except for the amount of reverb. The piece is drenched in reverb...too much in my opinion. It is...
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    Well, dang...this is a perfect post! Well done!

    Well, dang...this is a perfect post!
    Well done!
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    No insanity posts from me...just a hearty "thumbs...

    No insanity posts from me...just a hearty "thumbs up" about this tour. It was my first Yes show and it was marvelous. The set list WAS great and the performances (at least at the two M.S.G. shows in...
  47. Very cool! The moment you have those CDs please...

    Very cool!
    The moment you have those CDs please shout!
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    I got half way through the video before being...

    I got half way through the video before being interrupted. I need to watch the rest.
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    No! Oban is one of my favorites! There is magic...

    No! Oban is one of my favorites! There is magic in that bottle.
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    All your points are correct. This gem is often...

    All your points are correct.
    This gem is often overlooked because it gets such a large amount of airplay. But as someone who bought it when it came out, I have always been amazed at the elements of...
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    Yes, it was a sad day for me. But the man helped...

    Yes, it was a sad day for me.
    But the man helped so many of us, especially with regards to coming to terms with death.
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    I love his work. But I needed a push on this...

    I love his work. But I needed a push on this because I am trying to save $$$.
    Thanks!
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    Oh man! I added THE most exciting things to my...

    Oh man! I added THE most exciting things to my Studio...patchbays!! I am soooooo excited.

    Well, I am being facetious. While they are necessary, they are the most boring, non-sexy device that can...
  54. See, here is another reason for me to like you.

    See, here is another reason for me to like you.
  55. Yes the fine level of control on the...

    Yes the fine level of control on the Moogerfoogers is one of their best attributes. The phaser and filter MFs that I have are so cool, hence my desire to see the ring mid next to them.
  56. Thank you, Teddy! That helps me understand your...

    Thank you, Teddy! That helps me understand your post. And yes, there are generally lots of these kinds of holes in any fan of any thing. None of us can get to everything. And I do like the concept of...
  57. Great posts lately! Thank you for all the tech...

    Great posts lately! Thank you for all the tech info, John.

    (i have often sat on the fence about the Moogerfooger Ring Mod. But from my earliest days piloting an ARP 2600 I have felt that ring...
  58. Yes indeed, some of my favorite art took a number...

    Yes indeed, some of my favorite art took a number of exposures--really challenging exposures--to finally light up for me. Oftentimes, the more challenging the art, the more satisfying the experience...
  59. LOL. I understand. It is wise to be able to...

    LOL. I understand.
    It is wise to be able to recognize when one has tried something enough. There is no need to waste time on something that has shown itself to be a dead end to you.

    But one of...
  60. Yes, one of my questions too. From my own...

    Yes, one of my questions too.

    From my own personal experience, I find that the more I live, the more that I realize that two concepts are more important than many others:

    1-our likes and...
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