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    Sticky: I apologize in advance for a final tirade...

    I apologize in advance for a final tirade (actually it is a polemic) but I must get this off my chest.

    I’m absolutely done this time with this fucking thread since writing the painful and...
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    ^^^ ^^^ Thanks, that very well may have been the...

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    ^^^ Thanks, that very well may have been the case. I know the Carver magnetic field amp I was using at the time was said (documented) to have a unique clipping eliminator circuit that pulls the...
  3. I didn't find Stump's book god-awful, but it was...

    I didn't find Stump's book god-awful, but it was mediocre and only quasi-informative. Even the low-res photo section was lackluster - do we really need photos of that crap inflatable octopus promo...
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    Actually I said it once back in the 80's when I...

    Actually I said it once back in the 80's when I blew out my Alison One tweeters with my Carver amp which had a "protective energy limiter circuit" but toasted those tweets quite thoroughly...
  5. We certainly did not, and some things never...

    We certainly did not, and some things never change:


    The hearts of stone were here
    Where waters wash
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    Who built the walls

    The scoundrels are...
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    David Bedford - Some Bright Stars for Queens...

    David Bedford - Some Bright Stars for Queens College (from Nurses Song with Elephants)
  7. I prefer Yes English muffin actually.

    I prefer Yes English muffin actually.
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    Sticky: ^^^ Yes, while I’m sure we could have a...

    ^^^ Yes, while I’m sure we could have a fascinating discussion about this, I agree it would be a complicated philosophical/epistemological discussion. Can we suffice it to say, speaking of rails,...
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    Sticky: ^^^ You did indeed albeit in neutral terms...

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    You did indeed albeit in neutral terms belying the point regards “both sides”. I don’t disagree with what you wrote, I’m looking at it from another perspective.
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    Sticky: It is even simpler than that. We have a major...

    It is even simpler than that. We have a major political party that has gone off the rails. That party has been fighting science since at least 1980. The same political party that denies anthropogenic...
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    Sticky: It is absolutely central to the story that US...

    It is absolutely central to the story that US national (and arguably world or what used to be world) leadership consistently lies about life and death matters like the safety of medications and the...
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    It can be confusing, so here's an example that...

    It can be confusing, so here's an example that may help you to identify a pansexual individual.

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    Der Atem meines Hundes riecht besser als der des...

    Der Atem meines Hundes riecht besser als der des Präsidenten und mein Hund ist schlauer.
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    Jeez Luiz. Well now I clearly know what you meant...

    Jeez Luiz. Well now I clearly know what you meant by "UZ kiss-off" and how clueless my response was. Sorry 'bout that! :(
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    First Lumpy Rutherford and now Eddie Haskell. The...

    First Lumpy Rutherford and now Eddie Haskell. The giants have left us...
  16. Outstanding! Thanks!

    Outstanding! Thanks!
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    Ugh, well now I know why my stupid rejoinder fell...

    Ugh, well now I know why my stupid rejoinder fell flat. :(
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    That's why you need the rim shot...

    That's why you need the rim shot...
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    Sticky: True, but other than that things are going...

    True, but other than that things are going swimmingly well!
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    :lol Just got a vision of Daniel Denis following...

    :lol Just got a vision of Daniel Denis following you around doing rim shots.
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    My perfunctory two cents, one of the absolute...

    My perfunctory two cents, one of the absolute top-drawer UZ albums, a real monster but Ceux du Dehors remains my favorite, perhaps because it was my first and I know it best. It probably also has...
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    For whatever reason, this is a band I loved on...

    For whatever reason, this is a band I loved on first listen. If my French was worth a damn I'd love them even more. Maybe I'm nutz, but if I made one of those stupid lists "Greatest Rhythm Sections...
  23. I will never forget them or Tom Cora. I still...

    I will never forget them or Tom Cora. I still remember well a gig all those years ago, I think it was at the old DC Space, and picking my jaw off the ground after a particularly frenetic cello solo....
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    Well if he lived on the edge I suppose 75 years...

    Well if he lived on the edge I suppose 75 years is a good run. S.F. Sorrow is a top-drawer album for me. RIP.
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    ^^^ Hi Renate. I listened to "Aegir" this morning...

    ^^^ Hi Renate. I listened to "Aegir" this morning while I worked in isolation and I really enjoyed it and found it soothing, In particular I liked the nice synth lines gracefully weaving around the...
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    That looks like an amazing pedal especially the...

    That looks like an amazing pedal especially the “tone print” settings. I think that pedal would put me on a long detour no matter what I was doing. :lol I do have mixed feelings about the key and...
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    Because this is the Progressive Ears forum. ...

    Because this is the Progressive Ears forum.

    P.S. Best wishes to the brilliant Ian Anderson!
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    In this case the old cliche “end of an era” truly...

    In this case the old cliche “end of an era” truly applies. RIP.
  29. Breaking Bad: Ozymanvirus Skyler discovers...

    Breaking Bad: Ozymanvirus

    Skyler discovers thousands of rolls of toilet paper, N95 masks, latex gloves and bottles of hand sanitizer stashed behind a false wall in the garage and realizes that...
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    Sticky: Indeed. You scratched the surface. It is...

    Indeed. You scratched the surface. It is absolutely mind-boggling. I provided (without political commentary) an outline of some of this a couple of weeks ago, including a link to an in-depth...
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    Sticky: Maryland

    Maryland
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    Sticky: Report on the ground from my neck of the woods...

    Report on the ground from my neck of the woods FWIW: my wife is clinical pharmacist at a Baltimore hospital where at least two of her co-workers are now infected. All the wards are now full and today...
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    :O Had no idea he was ill. A true original and...

    :O Had no idea he was ill. A true original and pioneer. Damn. RIP
  34. Geezer Alert: I'm not so much interested in the...

    Geezer Alert: I'm not so much interested in the original question much less a debate, but I have to say it really is great to see such passion for this extraordinary music that (can you believe it?)...
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    Based on the single, if "Chepleeri Dreams" is...

    Based on the single, if "Chepleeri Dreams" is about "21st century Progressive rock" then 21st progressive rock has been reduced to pop pablum. If that is true I am in the wrong place.

    L. Shankar...
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    I find the Ilous & Decuyper album quite charming,...

    I find the Ilous & Decuyper album quite charming, great vocals, some nice arrangements and a generally sunny disposition. Just re-visited and it hit the spot on a gloomy viral day, so thanks for the...
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    I’ll check it out, I may even prefer the earlier...

    I’ll check it out, I may even prefer the earlier stuff I have yet to hear, thanks.
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    Sticky: ^^^ I’m sorry, I know that would make me feel...

    ^^^ I’m sorry, I know that would make me feel like shite just now. Hang in there!
  39. Yes, if I recall correctly from the “box”...

    Yes, if I recall correctly from the “box” interviews, he seemed particularly proud of his keyboard parts on “Firth of Fifth”. There were others I’m sure that he looks back on with satisfaction....
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    Revisiting Solemn Visions, a very pleasant album...

    Revisiting Solemn Visions, a very pleasant album with a great atmosphere like an early 70's proto-prog/psych gem. I think I'll check out the other releases based on your recommendations.

    Very...
  41. For me this is a very good album due to some...

    For me this is a very good album due to some standout tracks. It of course does not sound like classic VDGG, I sorely miss Jackson's sax and the greater prevalence of Hammill's middling electric...
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    I'm a huge L. Shankar fan of decades starting...

    I'm a huge L. Shankar fan of decades starting with 1980's "Who's to Know' which I still love. However if the "In My Heart" single is any indication of the album, I will definitely pass I'm sorry to...
  43. ooops, late the party. Thanks for the info, maybe...

    ooops, late the party. Thanks for the info, maybe I'll hold off on my order for a little while then. Well nice that it's selling on some level anyway! :)
  44. Nice stuff and reminiscent of the golden age of...

    Nice stuff and reminiscent of the golden age of Canterbury for sure! I'm in ...but still not at Wayside yet?
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    Maybe this is old news, but I wasn't aware - the...

    Maybe this is old news, but I wasn't aware - the booklet and bonus CD from the new box are available for separate purchase from ReR for those that have the old box set. Will this be available through...
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    Yes, great sound. :up Now that I listened on...

    Yes, great sound. :up Now that I listened on quasi-decent speakers I can hear that now. Good stuff Bob. :up
  47. Good question albeit within our personal...

    Good question albeit within our personal microcosm in the scheme of things. I will certainly be making a substantial purchase via Bandcamp and Wayside to support the artists as well as my favorite...
  48. ^^^ :lol Thanks for the chuckle.

    ^^^ :lol Thanks for the chuckle.
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    Pleasant little composition Bob, thanks. Speaking...

    Pleasant little composition Bob, thanks. Speaking about the sound, the guitar is pretty convincing, the sax less so - IMO that still sounds pretty "keyboardy". I like the sound that starts @ 1:04, is...
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    ^^^ Yep! Sounds like 1971. Not bad at all but I...

    ^^^ Yep! Sounds like 1971. Not bad at all but I love that era. I agree some guitar & bass would really tie a ribbon on this.
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    Love it roylayer! Thanks for posting, it brought...

    Love it roylayer! Thanks for posting, it brought a much needed smile to my face. :)
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    Sticky: To be fair I did not comment on all of that - I...

    To be fair I did not comment on all of that - I was actually poking fun at myself! If it came across otherwise then I'm sorry. Maybe my track record isn't the greatest, but that doesn't mean you have...
  53. ^^^ FWIW, I didn’t mean to accuse you or anyone...

    ^^^ FWIW, I didn’t mean to accuse you or anyone of a double standard, I meant it as a general observation. I should have been clear about that.
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    ^^^ Sorry if I missed it - what's your handle on...

    ^^^ Sorry if I missed it - what's your handle on Gnosis?
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    https://youtu.be/BOd6wYKKB9o

    https://youtu.be/BOd6wYKKB9o
  56. Indeed. Blatant, sexist double-standard. :down

    Indeed. Blatant, sexist double-standard. :down
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    Sticky: 14021

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  58. ^^^ “pop tarts” :rofl Great name for girl group.

    ^^^ “pop tarts” :rofl Great name for girl group.
  59. ^^^ Even with my snobbery and suspicion of all...

    ^^^ Even with my snobbery and suspicion of all things popular, I must admit that was a stellar performance.
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    OK so you rated Pawn Hearts and Bitches Brew a...

    OK so you rated Pawn Hearts and Bitches Brew a 15. Good start my friend! :horns Clearly, I will not need to police you like an Athens cop during an anti-austerity riot...

    P.S. I welcome any...
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