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    Please do, I'd love to see it! I think those...

    Please do, I'd love to see it! I think those Mexican Fenders are a great bargain. Sure, you can get a dog on occasion, but the majority I've played (and the one I owned) were fantastic. I think their...
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    Which model?

    Which model?
  3. Thread: Yessongs

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    I agree with you about Drama, his drums sound is...

    I agree with you about Drama, his drums sound is mighty on that record. I think Relayer is OK too. I'm not sure I'd go as far as "cardboard boxes," but his sound is often a bit flat. Tales is...
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    Pretty much where I'm at. The debut is a stone...

    Pretty much where I'm at. The debut is a stone cold Prog classic in my book. Danger Money is a different beast. Definitely some fantastic stuff there, but far less quirky, experimental, not as...
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    I rarely play this anymore. I think a lot of the...

    I rarely play this anymore. I think a lot of the performances are very good, Perpetual Change, Yours is No Disgrace, CttE. But I think there are better live versions of many of the other tracks, I...
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    I gave the album a fresh spin tonight, with your...

    I gave the album a fresh spin tonight, with your comments particularly in mind. I agree with some of what you're saying, and it's definitely a very interesting take. I'm 100% with you, for example,...
  7. Thread: Deluge Grander

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    Dan, I appreciate your response. I think the...

    Dan, I appreciate your response.

    I think the problem here, as Steve stated eloquently, is that people weren't told what they were getting. This is still true today. Steve's site makes no mention...
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    This is a message board, it's directed toward...

    This is a message board, it's directed toward anyone who cares to read it. I think there are some DG fans who would like to know this and who probably feel as I do. If Dan cares to read and respond,...
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    Not sure if this helps, but here you go. Have...

    Not sure if this helps, but here you go.

    Have to say, the more I look at it, the more it looks like a CDR to me. This is totally baffling, as the cost and trouble they went through to print the...
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    Question for Dan if you're still around. I'm...

    Question for Dan if you're still around. I'm seeing some rumors that Ocenarium on Emkog is a CDR, not a factory pressed CD. Can you confirm? I can't tell by looking at it, some claim they can. I...
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    I agree. I think if you like one DG album, you...

    I agree. I think if you like one DG album, you basically like them all, and I'd extend that to Birds & Buildings as well (and even Cerberus Effect's album that features Dan). To me, they all sound...
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    Ocenarium is far and away my favorite DG album....

    Ocenarium is far and away my favorite DG album. Just an incredible listen from start to finish. I do see the description "lo-fi," though I think "going for that 70s sound" is probably a better way of...
  13. Thread: Homunculus Res

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    Just got this one and I've spun it probably three...

    Just got this one and I've spun it probably three to four times. I like it. It's not knocking me out, but it's what I'd expect from the band. I didn't really love their second album either, but it...
  14. That was awesome, I loved it!! I noticed that...

    That was awesome, I loved it!!

    I noticed that too! That was so cool! :D

    Bill
  15. LOL! Well, at the moment, they're only on my PC....

    LOL! Well, at the moment, they're only on my PC. ;)

    I'm still editing them, though I have shared them with a number of friends to get feedback and such. Overall, feedback has been great. People...
  16. Very cool, I will be checking this out! I'm...

    Very cool, I will be checking this out!

    I'm not in the least bit surprised someone was inspired to make a film of this song. It inspired me to write a whole book (actually two, going on three...
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    Precisely. And that is exactly why I don't buy...

    Precisely. And that is exactly why I don't buy downloads. They just don't fit how I listen to music. I tried burning them to CDR, and I just wound up with an amorphous stack of CDRs I never played. I...
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    Yes! Very cool! :cool :lol :lol:lol :D ...

    Yes! Very cool! :cool

    :lol

    :lol:lol

    :D

    This thread is going far better than I anticipated!
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    :lol

    :lol
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    It's a legitimate concern! :lol But seriously,...

    It's a legitimate concern! :lol

    But seriously, I'm humbled anyone likes the stuff we did. It was a labor of love for me, a testimony to my involvement in music, particularly Prog. It's far from a...
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    LOL, I give up! :lol

    LOL, I give up! :lol
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    The long arm of Ritchie Blackmore knows no...

    The long arm of Ritchie Blackmore knows no bounds. I wouldn't want to get my buddy in trouble, because it would be pretty clear who it was. It wasn't actually that bad, in fact Ritchie was super nice...
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    His ego was so big it overflowed into Yes. :D ...

    His ego was so big it overflowed into Yes. :D

    Buddy of mine played with Blackmore's Night. Boy, does he have some stories!

    Bill
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    You wouldn't and that's fine. But for others,...

    You wouldn't and that's fine. But for others, it's about more than simple storage capacity. I don't need eleventy billion gigabits of music at my fingertips. In fact, I wouldn't want it. I typicality...
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    Hey, I recognize that album! :D How is my...

    Hey, I recognize that album! :D



    How is my choice not to pursue formats other than CD dismissive of other's choice to pursue the formats that work for them? It doesn't make sense to you because...
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    Let's got to the tape, shall we? "Listening to...

    Let's got to the tape, shall we? "Listening to music on CDs today is like installing software from a stack of floppies 20 years ago." That is 100% dismissive. Own it, dude.

    Yes, the CD is a...
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    :lol

    :lol
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    Alan White! The guy is just, "me, me me!" It's...

    Alan White! The guy is just, "me, me me!" It's infuriating! He basically broke up the band after Tormato with his rants. Poor Jon and Rick couldn't take it anymore. Squire and Howe just stuck with...
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    The barrier of pressing 300 CDs is a pretty low...

    The barrier of pressing 300 CDs is a pretty low bar. I think those who don't press a CD are basically accepting they can't break even on a tiny run. So, they slap their music up on Bandcamp, and...
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    OK. Those are problems for you. Not me. For the...

    OK. Those are problems for you. Not me. For the tips I take, I find a single CD about perfect, and if I take a longer trip, I let my co-pilot change the CD. So, your solution works for you, and mine...
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    That's a BS analogy. If you have the...

    That's a BS analogy. If you have the infrastructure for CDs, then the CD is vastly easier to use than digital files depending on your use case, and certainly easier than floppy discs were on...
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    Not totally unexpected as he's been sick for some...

    Not totally unexpected as he's been sick for some time. But still very sad news. No question, a game-changing pioneer. I was never a huge fan of VH's music, but you couldn't help but be impressed by...
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    For the umpteen-billionth time, the recordings...

    For the umpteen-billionth time, the recordings weren't played because they are not what is at issue in the case. The composition is the question, not the recordings.
  34. LOL, you beat me to it!! :D I just saw this on...

    LOL, you beat me to it!! :D

    I just saw this on Ken's website. I'd never heard of them before and their stuff really grabbed me! I just bought all their older CDs on Bandcamp, and I'll be getting...
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    I gave this a fresh listen the other night. The...

    I gave this a fresh listen the other night. The tune that really grabbed me that maybe I've overlooked before is Vietato Generalizzare. This hearkens back strongly to their first album, and I love...
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    Love the first four tracks on this, never been...

    Love the first four tracks on this, never been too crazy about the last two. Probably time to give this a fresh spin. I play the first two albums much more often that this one. It's still a great...
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    Cool! I have their first two, will definitely be...

    Cool! I have their first two, will definitely be on the lookout for this! Time for a re-spin of those others too!

    Bill
  38. I'm with you, I definitely think the majority of...

    I'm with you, I definitely think the majority of new music I get is instrumental, or very largely instrumental. I'm not sure it's 90%, but probably 60-75%. For me, the reason is pretty simple. I...
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    Received The Call Within yesterday and gave it a...

    Received The Call Within yesterday and gave it a first spin last night. A very enjoyable listen, one that I'll be exploring more deeply over the coming weeks. Definitely in line with what I've wanted...
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    So I've been asked to play guitar in a band. Very...

    So I've been asked to play guitar in a band. Very new for me, I've mostly just played bass in bands but play a lot of guitar at home. I didn't actually have an amp at them moment, just running some...
  41. Thread: Wobbler

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    :lol

    :lol
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    Great review!! Matches a lot of my impressions,...

    Great review!! Matches a lot of my impressions, as we've discussed. I think you really summed it up beautifully! I may steal a few of these ideas for my radio review... it's the highest form of...
  43. I hear that, Stratos is something of an acquired...

    I hear that, Stratos is something of an acquired taste. I love his "outlandishness!" I often do not like wild experimentation, but for whatever reason AREA makes it more "musical" to me. There's also...
  44. I love Come in Un'Ultima Cena, but there's...

    I love Come in Un'Ultima Cena, but there's something that keeps it from being a top favorite Banco album for me. Honestly, I think it's the production, not the music. To my ears, there's just...
  45. Love Canto di Primavera! I think that was my...

    Love Canto di Primavera! I think that was my first Banco album, I believe I found it used for almost nothing and took a chance. I still really enjoy it, though it is, as you say, a bit different from...
  46. I agree with this. I can see why it might not be...

    I agree with this. I can see why it might not be as interesting to many listeners, particularly those who love the first three PFM albums. It's different, and I think it's a bit inconsistent, and...
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    I don't believe there are any purely instrumental...

    I don't believe there are any purely instrumental tracks, but I listened while eating dinner so I wasn't watching the tracks change. There are lots of instrumental sections. The vocals do pretty much...
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    I first heard Thinking Plague at NearFest 2000...

    I first heard Thinking Plague at NearFest 2000 after an aborted attempt to catch them in Lowell (a show at which I did get to hear the one and only performance ever of Amanda Palmer and the Void, her...
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    I didn't preorder. I plan to buy the CD when it...

    I didn't preorder. I plan to buy the CD when it hits the domestic vendors. I got a sample sent to NewEARS because I've recently become involved in their radio program. I've been asked to review it,...
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    Yes, I do believe they were programmed drums for...

    Yes, I do believe they were programmed drums for the demos.

    I'm psyched, I just got a promo download of the entire new CD. Will be spinning it tonight.

    Bill
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    Cool. Guess I forgot IWWD at NF. I haven't...

    Cool. Guess I forgot IWWD at NF.

    I haven't listened to these in a while, or really compared them closely to Afterglow. But my general sense is that I agree with you. The demos knocked me out, and...
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    I was definitely among those who was disappointed...

    I was definitely among those who was disappointed these tracks weren't on the debut. Quite shocked, actually, because I feel thy pretty much crush anything on that album save perhaps Rubato Industry....
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    There were two tracks. One was called Imperial...

    There were two tracks. One was called Imperial Winter White Dwarf, which wound up on Afterglow as Imperial Winter White. I'm not sure if the other demo track corresponds with In Taberna from...
  54. Thread: Wobbler

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    MP3s. Mine are also poorly labelled... Wobbler 01...

    MP3s. Mine are also poorly labelled... Wobbler 01 and Wobbler 02, LOL! I don't think they put them in a lossless format for download back in the day, the only think I ever saw was the mp3s.

    I...
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    I can do that, but it looks like I'd need...

    I can do that, but it looks like I'd need people's email addresses. If I have to get those, I can just use Dropbox or Onedrive, but Wetransfer looks fine too. So, if anyone would like these files,...
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    Sticky: Pretty interesting. I like a band from Argentina...

    Pretty interesting. I like a band from Argentina called Pampa Trash that features accordion. This has some similarities in sound, but is very different in terms of composition and arrangement. I like...
  57. Thread: Wobbler

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    I have them, I'm happy to share. Can you suggest...

    I have them, I'm happy to share. Can you suggest a way to post them that would be easy to access?

    Bill
  58. Thread: Wobbler

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    I just scanned it. Gotta say, I really dig the...

    I just scanned it. Gotta say, I really dig the track. Huge Yes vibe, largely from the vocals. But musically, this is right up my alley. I'm happy to hear the band cutting loose a bit more, and I like...
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    Sticky: Autobuy. I have all the Scherzoo and love them! ...

    Autobuy. I have all the Scherzoo and love them!

    Bill
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    So I finished scanning the samples on Bandcamp...

    So I finished scanning the samples on Bandcamp and wound up buying the CD. I think there is some ambient/solo piano stuff here, but it appears more as interludes within the body of compositions that...
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