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    I want to add my name to those congratulating you...

    I want to add my name to those congratulating you on your work getting an answer from Monkman. Good job.
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    This is how I read it. I think Monkman is saying...

    This is how I read it. I think Monkman is saying that it's an honest mistake by Downes rather than something nefarious. I'm assuming the contact with the management will include adding Monkman as a...
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    He sounds in very good voice for 80 years old....

    He sounds in very good voice for 80 years old. Reminds me of another Crosby, Bing, who was recording strong vocals until the end.
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    Frankly, I don't really give much of a damn if...

    Frankly, I don't really give much of a damn if "The Ice Bridge" was written by Monkman or Downes or a combination of the two and used as the theme to a game show. They can fight it out. However, it...
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    Brilliant, Holmes. That is a very plausible...

    Brilliant, Holmes. That is a very plausible explanation.
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    Regarding the similarities to a piece of library...

    Regarding the similarities to a piece of library music - the comparisons are too close for me to think it's some bizarre coincidence. Either it's subconscious remembrance of it, licensed without...
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    That is what I came away with after three...

    That is what I came away with after three consecutive listens. It has the sound of post-reunion Asia. That said, it's decidedly better than anything on Heaven and Earth which simply did not work for...
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    This is really good.

    This is really good.
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    Sticky: Really like this. Is it breaking new ground? WTF...

    Really like this. Is it breaking new ground? WTF do I care. It's good and I enjoy it.
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    I lived through that day. It was traumatic. I...

    I lived through that day. It was traumatic. I don't visit the memorial. I don't watch documentaries about it. I'm sure the music is heartfelt and emotional and good. I don't think I can do it.
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    Atlanta Journal-Constitution: King Crimson...

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution: King Crimson heralds return of live music to the Fox
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    Good gag.

    Good gag.
  13. Thread: Genesis- Duke

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    The thing with music in general for me is that I...

    The thing with music in general for me is that I either like something or I don't. I'm not even sure I can analyze why it clicks other than it has a hook or melody that gets under my skin. If I had...
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    Yes, I liked that one even if I didn't understand...

    Yes, I liked that one even if I didn't understand a word of the lyrics. The playing was outstanding.
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    Kaipa. Hans Lundin's baby with Roine Stolt...

    Kaipa. Hans Lundin's baby with Roine Stolt assisting on the first couple of reformed albums. I think these have been quite good overall (even after Stolt left) except for the woman singer who has a...
  16. Thread: Genesis- Duke

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    "Your Own Special Way" is a boring song - not as...

    "Your Own Special Way" is a boring song - not as boring as "More Fool Me" - but boring.

    As for bagels, put it on a plate with some water droplets sprinkled around it. Microwave it for 30 seconds....
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    Very pretty song.

    Very pretty song.
  18. Thread: Genesis- Duke

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    It's all personal taste anyway. Some people toast...

    It's all personal taste anyway. Some people toast bagels. They're wrong and offensive for doing so, but they do it. No biggie.
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    There's nothing wrong with "Misunderstanding" as...

    There's nothing wrong with "Misunderstanding" as a song. Musically it isn't complex although it has some nice chords by Tony and Mike during the bridge that stand out. Lyrically, it's a fine breakup...
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    Tony hit a bum note and the whole show was ruined...

    Tony hit a bum note and the whole show was ruined because of it.
  21. Thread: Genesis- Duke

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    The Abacab tour version has the "Riding the...

    The Abacab tour version has the "Riding the Scree" portion in the middle of the "Cinema Show" section - played quite fast.
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    Was it on the next tour where they incorporated...

    Was it on the next tour where they incorporated "Cinema Show" into the medley? That's the version on Three Sides Live and (for me) the best and most energetic version of the medley ending with...
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    Definitely Phil at the end of his incorporating a...

    Definitely Phil at the end of his incorporating a furious fusion style of drumming into the band.
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    Same. I would have liked to hear further...

    Same. I would have liked to hear further contributions on a followup to The Ladder.
  25. One thing I did notice hearing these interviews...

    One thing I did notice hearing these interviews back to back is the difference between the two men when it comes to humility. Peter has quite a bit and Phil practically none. The latter is also...
  26. I'm happy to hear new music from an artist...

    I'm happy to hear new music from an artist period. Whether it's a single, EP, album or pike, new music is welcomed by me.
  27. Just wow. That was incredible.

    Just wow. That was incredible.
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    Listening to this right now. Dense music that...

    Listening to this right now. Dense music that still has a very intimate feel to it. Draws me in completely. Really like what I'm hearing. Put this near the top of best of 2021 for me.
  29. I'm sold from the first minute of this. Really...

    I'm sold from the first minute of this. Really looking forward to this album.
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    This new album hits all the spots for me from...

    This new album hits all the spots for me from beginning to end. It's extremely melodic, the songs are catchy, the sound is unmistakably Styx, and it's got an infectious positivity that I think is...
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    I like the second track a lot better than the...

    I like the second track a lot better than the first. Much more compositionally in the Yes vein which I like.
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    Sticky: Fun. Whimsical. I like it.

    Fun. Whimsical. I like it.
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    I look forward to listening to the album.

    I look forward to listening to the album.
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    Sticky: This is off-topic. You risk getting suspended.

    This is off-topic. You risk getting suspended.
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    Sticky: Enjoyable. Good video with a happy ending so that...

    Enjoyable. Good video with a happy ending so that was nice.
  36. I don't know this band but by the name I figured...

    I don't know this band but by the name I figured it would be one of those bands where someone is suddenly yelling at me with a scary voice. The song was nice. I like the violin.
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    Very much agree with this. An incredible piece of...

    Very much agree with this. An incredible piece of music.
  38. Very nice compilation of images and excellent...

    Very nice compilation of images and excellent editing.
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    "Golden Ring" is terrific. This is quite...

    "Golden Ring" is terrific. This is quite literally what I'm looking for in an epic Prog song.
  40. With Howe running the show, I'm assuming Sherwood...

    With Howe running the show, I'm assuming Sherwood won't be doing his Rabin imitation but instead his Squire imitation.
  41. As a rather aggressive atheist, I'm always ready...

    As a rather aggressive atheist, I'm always ready to bounce off of anything with a religious tinge to it. That said, this is a rather captivating sound. I don't know how unique it is but it does have...
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    Sticky: This isn't just good - it's otherworldly good.

    This isn't just good - it's otherworldly good.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjCz-OvY47g It...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjCz-OvY47g

    It has both those patented Neal Morse melodies and drums being bashed like a carpet-bombing run. I like it.
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    Sticky: There is an interesting Neal Peart quality to...

    There is an interesting Neal Peart quality to Andy Prado's drumming. Very nice.
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    I wouldn't go that far but I would say that it...

    I wouldn't go that far but I would say that it rivals the Duke suite and probably holds together as one better than the latter.
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    Sticky: The beginning of the first track reminds me of a...

    The beginning of the first track reminds me of a softer version of a Bi Kyo Ran song although I can't quite remember which one.
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    ABACAB was certainly quite different in...

    ABACAB was certainly quite different in comparison to Duke but has one of my favorite Banks songs on it, "Me and Sarah Jane". I'm of the camp that thinks "You Might Recall" should have definitely...
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    Personally, I think "Man of Our Time" is a...

    Personally, I think "Man of Our Time" is a terrific song. A very aggressive sound for Genesis.
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    I remember rugby shirts being popular back then.

    I remember rugby shirts being popular back then.
  50. Don't know of them but I see both of their albums...

    Don't know of them but I see both of their albums are on Spotify so I'll listen there.
  51. My sincerest and most heartfelt condolences to...

    My sincerest and most heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. One of those people who you felt you knew even though you'd never met him (and I only knew him from PE). Whenever anyone leaves...
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    There's this moment in "Crash of the Crown" when...

    There's this moment in "Crash of the Crown" when whoever is singing is doing a hell of an impression of Freddie Mercury.
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    I always appreciate new music from them mostly...

    I always appreciate new music from them mostly because I love the light touch on the drums.
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    I never realized the rules here were that strict.

    I never realized the rules here were that strict.
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    Quote from the piece attributed to Gilmour: ...

    Quote from the piece attributed to Gilmour:



    The wording is important here. Not once does Gilmour say that he did anything - there's a lot of "you'd" and "we'd" never "I". It's a pretty...
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    The new Sylvan album One to Zero hits the spot....

    The new Sylvan album One to Zero hits the spot. Very nice melodies and the guitar solos have that emotional quality I really like.
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    Has anyone heard about whether any of these shows...

    Has anyone heard about whether any of these shows will be live streamed for a pay-per-view event?
  58. Nowadays that's just the time between albums.

    Nowadays that's just the time between albums.
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    This sounds fantastic. Really looking forward to...

    This sounds fantastic. Really looking forward to this.
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    Thank you for letting us all know. It's...

    Thank you for letting us all know. It's appreciated. I will definitely keep a good thought for him and your whole family at this difficult time.
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