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  1. Thanks yet again for yet another well-penned...

    Thanks yet again for yet another well-penned review. I really appreciate the detail and context you provide and I usually learn something new. Looking forward to hearing this. I think what you chose...
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    I'm in, thanks for the tip on A New Day Yesterday.

    I'm in, thanks for the tip on A New Day Yesterday.
  3. It's a sad philosophy, But better sad than...

    It's a sad philosophy,
    But better sad than wrong.
    Face the truth instead:
    When you're dead you're dead,
    When you're gone you're gone...

    P.S. Nice album on par with many US/UK/Euro...
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    ...and this year’s gala celebration of the 50th...

    ...and this year’s gala celebration of the 50th anniversary of Bitches Brew will be hosted by...

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    Kenny G of course!
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    When I am in the vortex I try to remember that...

    When I am in the vortex I try to remember that this is an observer dependent universe and it is only pointless is you decide it to be so. Alternatively, in the words of Chris Judge Smith in “Four...
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    Martin will be very busy man this year with his...

    Martin will be very busy man this year with his extensive tour. I'll make every effort to catch his show in Annapolis, MD.
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    Yes, thanks for putting together that list! Terra...

    Yes, thanks for putting together that list! Terra Incognito is most tempting to me for Anekdoten, but I like La Maschera di Cera as well. I’m not familiar with the majority of the listed bands. I...
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    My thoughts exactly (might have been ‘77 for me,...

    My thoughts exactly (might have been ‘77 for me, Minstrel tour). Mr. Anderson always struck me as a very intelligent man with very high standards. Moreover, when I think of some of the keen insight...
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    ^ I think it’s worth a try. You can download a...

    ^ I think it’s worth a try. You can download a free trail version. They claim it works on all IOS devices, if I recall correctly.
  10. Interesting discussion and there are many answers...

    Interesting discussion and there are many answers of course. My 2 cents is that pot and psychedelics have been a muse to many artists that otherwise may not have created what they did. I have...
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    ^ Yes, but that would be "Banging your heart...

    ^ Yes, but that would be "Banging your heart against some mad bugger's wall". :)
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    Effortless iTunes Alternative

    I have long hated dealing with ITunes to copy music files onto my iPhone, but recently discovered a product, WALTR 2 for Windows which allows me to simply drag and drop my FLAC files into a "drop...
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    I really enjoy this local brew quite a lot. 7%...

    I really enjoy this local brew quite a lot. 7% ABV.

    https://dc.thedrinknation.com/images/articles/2013-01-21-resurrection.jpg
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    Great news! Not surprised in the least that they...

    Great news! Not surprised in the least that they surpassed their modest goal. Only 128 supporters? In my alternate universe that is a travesty since M. Trigaux is a frickin' world-class artist in my...
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    Perhaps not, but I will try to help everyone...

    Perhaps not, but I will try to help everyone tomorrow by participating in the Jan 4th National Day of Action.

    Sorry it I disturbed your comfortable little bubble.
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    Fair points. I guess it all comes down to the ear...

    Fair points. I guess it all comes down to the ear of the beholder, but there’s no substitute for actual musicianship. I still have respect for experimentalists who use found sounds, music concrete,...
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    Hey that's WAY out of line! Are you trying to get...

    Hey that's WAY out of line! Are you trying to get this thread shut down?
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    Thanks for the response fellas. Yes I'm not...

    Thanks for the response fellas. Yes I'm not knocking the tech at all, it's fabulous! What I am knocking is some of the slick over-produced stuff I've heard that is quantized, auto-tuned, and...
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    You got that right. Other than that, I'll keep my...

    You got that right. Other than that, I'll keep my mount shut - I don't want to offend anyone who may be intellectually lazy and unable or unwilling to evaluate the veracity of information presented...
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    Ya know what? I will! :up

    Ya know what? I will! :up
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    On another note I'd like to get the reaction of...

    On another note I'd like to get the reaction of you gurus to the following:

    After digging into the world of DAWs and plug-ins, midi, effects, virtual instruments, production and editing techniques...
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    Hey that Arturia Keylab 88 is on sales at...

    Hey that Arturia Keylab 88 is on sales at Sweetwater right not for $599.00. Tempting!
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    ^^^ How 'bout this one? Fits the bill if you're...

    ^^^ How 'bout this one? Fits the bill if you're looking for something to kick some serious party ass! :p


    https://youtu.be/sIDD7ea5ym0

    Featuring the ultimate Dave Stewart organ workout! :horns
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    Suggestion. After listening to the wonderful and...

    Suggestion. After listening to the wonderful and melodic Another Fine Tune why not next spin Two Rainbows Daily which has a somewhat similar vibe with Alan's mellifluous and fluid keyboard lines and...
  25. John, just sampled this and will dl and listen...

    John, just sampled this and will dl and listen more attentively later, but already I can hear that this a polished work and the sound so-far is amazing: it has real depth and texture. Great sound...
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    My resolution is to stop day dreaming about...

    My resolution is to stop day dreaming about gutting my nation's political "leaders" like trout, be more positive, get constructively involved in fomenting change, finally get over my irrational,...
  27. Yes, assholes often squeeze out some great shit...

    Yes, assholes often squeeze out some great shit and it is useful to have discussions with differing opinions. It doesn't matter at all that somebody has different tastes in music than I do. Everyone...
  28. I would guess that's pretty much what it is and...

    I would guess that's pretty much what it is and that Keith himself would struggle to reproduce it exactly. Aren't there live renditions to provide evidence?
  29. Yeah I know, same 3-chord piano lead in. Pretty...

    Yeah I know, same 3-chord piano lead in. Pretty stinkin’ apparent. Thanks for making me feel stupid (again). :)
  30. ^^^ Well I’ll be darned! I never made the...

    ^^^ Well I’ll be darned! I never made the connection, but yes I hear it now! Thanks.
  31. I agree with the view that Moon is purely a...

    I agree with the view that Moon is purely a natural and that, as per the sighted Townsend quote, he would probably struggle playing most parts the same way twice. Call me crazy, but his style and...
  32. It just may not be your thing. BB struck me the...

    It just may not be your thing. BB struck me the first time I heard it but I appreciate it far more after many listens. Krautrock is one of my favorite "milieus", I won't call it a genre. It is a...
  33. Cacophony? That's a bit surprising coming from an...

    Cacophony? That's a bit surprising coming from an accomplished musician. Well to each his own.

    For me Bitches Brew is a desert-island disk - a marvel of ensemble playing, improvisation,...
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    Loved the Ruttles and Bonzos, he was indeed a...

    Loved the Ruttles and Bonzos, he was indeed a great talent and a wonderful human from all reports. A sad day indeed in Pythonland and in general. Gloomy news on a gloomy Monday morning. :(
  35. Well said. I won’t name names either since the...

    Well said. I won’t name names either since the most evil, vile and biliously emitting scumbag I know has his own sick personality cult numbering in the tens of millions and who are themselves full of...
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    AGA.M Germany (1977). Very obscure record of...

    AGA.M Germany (1977). Very obscure record of psych-tinged folk (I guess) but veers into blues and country. Amateurish, but has its charms patricularly for people who exclusively collect very obscure...
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    Baba Scholae - 69. Recorded in 1969, not...

    Baba Scholae - 69. Recorded in 1969, not released until 43 years later. Nice eclectic album. :up
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    Private Press / Self-Released

    There are many private press / self-released albums out there, many of which are highly collectible especially from the 70's. Quite of few of these obscurities have been reissued. Do you have any...
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    Thanks! Love R. Crumb.

    Thanks! Love R. Crumb.
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    Yes, Merry Freakin’ Christmas everybody! ...

    Yes, Merry Freakin’ Christmas everybody!

    Unfortunately ours got off to an awkward start when Aunt Molly stated she doesn’t care for Yes, hasn’t listened to Close to the Edge and never will. ...
  41. That is one of the great Genesis songs of any era...

    That is one of the great Genesis songs of any era for me. Love the lyrics, the arrangement, the feel and the guitar into which I love to play myself.
  42. I think the dead horse has been flogged...

    I think the dead horse has been flogged sufficiently at this point. It’s funny how Yes and dead-horse flagging always seem to come together. :)
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    A wonderful human being who actually tried to be...

    A wonderful human being who actually tried to be a personification of love. His book Be Here Now was a big influence when I was a kid. I always had a deep respect and admiration for him. This is a...
  44. https://youtu.be/7uy0ldI_1HA

    https://youtu.be/7uy0ldI_1HA
  45. ^^^ That's fine, it would be boring if we all...

    ^^^

    That's fine, it would be boring if we all agreed on everything and it is easy to be misinterpreted - it happens to me all the time and often is is my fault. Nobody has a monopoly on the truth....
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    Ditto! It is distracting and distressing! ...

    Ditto! It is distracting and distressing!



    Wait... you actually listen to your wife?

    But seriously, it's totally hit and miss with me these days, no habit, no pattern. I'm lucky if I find...
  47. Ummm....Yes! Zap is not talking about...

    Ummm....Yes!

    Zap is not talking about appreciation he is talking about depth of understanding. In fact he specifically stated you have the "right - or even the obligation - to reject and hate...
  48. Well we've all made mistakes in our youth. Did...

    Well we've all made mistakes in our youth. Did you ever get your record expunged after that unfortunate incident?
  49. Easy mistake to make, that one is semenal not...

    Easy mistake to make, that one is semenal not seminal...
  50. My RIO suggestion for "breaking the bubble" is to...

    My RIO suggestion for "breaking the bubble" is to get into a relaxed receptive mood when you have plenty of time and listen to "Ceux Du Dehors" by Univers Zero on headphones. That was my entry point...
  51. I agree with much that has been stated. It's all...

    I agree with much that has been stated. It's all opinion it seems to me. And in my semi-informed opinion (I'm no Scrotum, Steve F. or J Kelman) there are by definition very few "seminal" "prog"...
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    That’s sounds like good advice, maybe a way to...

    That’s sounds like good advice, maybe a way to keep things going while I get up to speed on using a DAW. Unfortunately I’m out of commission, threw out my back somehow, and can’t even sit up...
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    Bob that is a really great, polished track....

    Bob that is a really great, polished track. Excellent guitar. Overall it has a sort of Dukes of Stratosphere (vocals) / Jellyfish kind of vibe to it to me. Inspiration for me to learn Cakewalk.
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    I’m just now starting with a DAW - Sonar/Cakewalk...

    I’m just now starting with a DAW - Sonar/Cakewalk and audio interface - Focurite Scarlet 4i4. The DAW is unrecognizable from the last time I dabbled with it nearly 20 years ago. The features and...
  55. Damn it! I guess I'll have to wait a while before...

    Damn it! I guess I'll have to wait a while before scalping the hundred copies I snagged...
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    Very pleasant stuff Bruce! I really like the...

    Very pleasant stuff Bruce! I really like the acoustic instrumentation, all-digital productions sometimes feel very claustrophobic to me, but not your stuff. Will listen more when I have time.
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    They nearly met their goal, and fairly quickly....

    They nearly met their goal, and fairly quickly. Perhaps they should raise the bar.
  58. ^^^ I'd go even further and say that one man's...

    ^^^ I'd go even further and say that one man's poop can be another man or woman's classic prog epic.
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    I wish! :D

    I wish! :D
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    It is my duty as a Hamilloid to mention that...

    It is my duty as a Hamilloid to mention that Peter Hammill named Astor Piazzolla as one of his faves when asked what he listened to. :p
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