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  1. Very sorry to hear this, but totally...

    Very sorry to hear this, but totally understandable. You guys will be missed!
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    He's stating his opinion. You are stating yours....

    He's stating his opinion. You are stating yours. I don't see why both can't be valid. I think they are. I think it's clear that what is being criticized is not so much the format, but they...
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    Personally, I don't care for streaming services. ...

    Personally, I don't care for streaming services. They don't sound good, and I don't like the minuscule returns artists receive (and not all artists get the choice of whether or not their music goes...
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    I'm assuming that had Geddy known he would be the...

    I'm assuming that had Geddy known he would be the subject of yet-another-multipage-Yes-thread-at-PE (TM), he would have probably refused to play at all at the ceremony. Now, I would imagine, he is...
  5. Thread: CD Rot

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    I don't think I have more than 1000 CD's, but...

    I don't think I have more than 1000 CD's, but I've ripped them all, mostly in the past year or two. Not a single problem, and that includes CD's I bought in the mid to late 80's and through the...
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    On the first album, it was the last one I picked...

    On the first album, it was the last one I picked up (even after Comfort Zone). I like it, but it does have that "band finding their feet" kind of feel to it IMO. It's still an impressive first...
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    I have no problem accepting that people hate an...

    I have no problem accepting that people hate an album I loved, so I'm always amused by these, "I don't understand why this album gets bad reviews by people here". Anyone whose been on this site for...
  8. Interestingly, I embraced the technology more or...

    Interestingly, I embraced the technology more or less back in the early 2000's (I just turned 50, so I was still relatively young and still had magical experiences with new albums and bands back...
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    Also odd in that I'm absolutely sure I read...

    Also odd in that I'm absolutely sure I read reviews of instrumental prog albums there in the past (haven't visited there in quite some time as the quality of the reviews seemed to take a nose dive...
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    I'll be interested in what he comes up with,...

    I'll be interested in what he comes up with, hoping the TD remastering really did rub off on him (though didn't he already have a project completely dedicated to that sort of thing? Yes, he did).
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  11. I'll also add my liking of The Tides Return...

    I'll also add my liking of The Tides Return Forever. Not great, but a decent return to form (the final track is a bit too repetitive for me, but the rest is pretty good).

    Ocean II is half good,...
  12. Seems like they were pretty much a Frank Borneman...

    Seems like they were pretty much a Frank Borneman project by Planets anyway, but I get what you are saying and it seems true.
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    That was an awesome post by Thunes. I regret my...

    That was an awesome post by Thunes. I regret my cynicism now, and wish I had seen this tour. Hopefully there is more to come.
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    Dark Side Of The Moon. Has been back in the...

    Dark Side Of The Moon. Has been back in the charts several times since the year 2000 (it hit number 1 in 2003). Does that count?
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    Just looked on Wal-Mart.com and they still have a...

    Just looked on Wal-Mart.com and they still have a number of DVD/VHS combo players for sale. I think they are mostly refurbished, but reasonable prices. I pretty sure no one make them anymore...
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    Right now, at Burning Shed, even with the...

    Right now, at Burning Shed, even with the shipping it's around $160 USD. Seems pretty reasonable to me. Amazon USA has it at $238, with free shipping. The relatively high shipping cost at Burning...
  17. Is there an "official" hotel? It's been a while...

    Is there an "official" hotel? It's been a while and I can't remember which one it is/was and can't seem to find that information on the web site. Thanks.
  18. Thread: echolyn

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    Interesting. The "Window" album might be my...

    Interesting. The "Window" album might be my favorite album of theirs (and I honestly don't understand how you could think the songs on it are all too similar......just really don't get that at all)....
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    I feel I've told this before, but the Lamb was my...

    I feel I've told this before, but the Lamb was my second PG Genesis album. At the time, in my early 20's, I was very in to live albums, so the album I chose to "try out" PG Genesis was Genesis Live....
  20. This is my view, and I'm not really indignant...

    This is my view, and I'm not really indignant about it anyway. I just think it's silly. However, based on Mike Keneally's replies here, it sounds like it's musically outstanding and I think that's...
  21. Agree with all this. Also, Sean mentions the...

    Agree with all this. Also, Sean mentions the Zappa on the screen behind the band for the early ZPZ shows. That was only the first ZPZ tour, and it was only one tune. Not remotely the same or...
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    Interesting. All I've heard of the latest...

    Interesting. All I've heard of the latest Crimson band is Live in Chicago. While I enjoy it, because obviously the material is outstanding, I really don't get the same feeling I do with other...
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    Fugazi is my favorite Marillion album for sure. ...

    Fugazi is my favorite Marillion album for sure. Funny, I haven't heard it in many years, and I just listened to Script for the first time in forever, and was reminded of why I loved it initially and...
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    Thanks for telling us what we all "love". We...

    Thanks for telling us what we all "love". We certainly can't figure that out for ourselves! :lol:lol:lol:lol
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    Interesting discussion. When I was in my 20's...

    Interesting discussion. When I was in my 20's and writing "prog" epics, I would just try to come up with very unusual bits and then I would glue them all together into a "song". I'd usually add in...
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    Sticky: Done. Even though I'm a relative newcomer and...

    Done. Even though I'm a relative newcomer and don't comment all that often, this place is a haven that no social media site could ever compete with. Happy to help, and please DO NOT send me a tote...
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    Am I wrong in seeming to remember that Hendrix...

    Am I wrong in seeming to remember that Hendrix was able to do this? Just flip a righty guitar over and play it without first flipping the strings? I know that he mostly did the latter, stringing...
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    Yeah, I've often felt that way about Rush albums;...

    Yeah, I've often felt that way about Rush albums; that I wish I could hear them again for the first time because even 30 years later I still remember that feeling they gave me, even if I don't get...
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    This is pretty much my impression. Good, but...

    This is pretty much my impression. Good, but nothing terribly original or moving for me. I enjoy them when they are playing, but since listening to the two I have several times, I haven't felt the...
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    So I have listened to the albums I got a year...

    So I have listened to the albums I got a year ago, First Contact and 7. My first impression was they were too polished, kind of boring and not really very interesting. However, after several...
  31. You may not remember me, but we met at Bony's...

    You may not remember me, but we met at Bony's 50th birthday at the old schoolhouse many moons ago (2007 maybe?). I look a lot different now than I did then. It will be great to finally see you and...
  32. Done. See you there Alan!

    Done. See you there Alan!
  33. Wow, this is something I will obviously have to...

    Wow, this is something I will obviously have to get! I have been steadily burning my CD collection to my PC, and just did my woefully neglected IB CD's a week or two ago. I only have them up to...
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    I buy CD's, and will probably continue to do so...

    I buy CD's, and will probably continue to do so until they stop making them altogether. I have bought a few download over the years, mostly because that was the only option available to me. I...
  35. I will be there!!! So glad this is happening.

    I will be there!!! So glad this is happening.
  36. This is a great album, easily my favorite of...

    This is a great album, easily my favorite of Stolt's solo albums, but like most people I tend to think of it as the first TFK album. In that regard, it's not my favorite TFK album, but it ranks...
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    1969 was a magical year for me, since I was born...

    1969 was a magical year for me, since I was born that year ;) Just a couple months before Woodstock. My parents were/are hopelessly square (to use 60's terminology..or maybe 70's, I don't know...
  38. Love this album. It's funny, when I saw them at...

    Love this album. It's funny, when I saw them at Nearfest, this album was featured pretty heavily, and I didn't really think I liked their music much (thought it was too "pop" sounding for my tastes...
  39. This is my feeling exactly. For me, The Flower...

    This is my feeling exactly. For me, The Flower Kings and Neal were my first real loves of the "3rd wave" of prog rock. So the hit me in much the same way that Yes, Genesis, ELP, etc. did. So I...
  40. Yeah, would be interested to hear how these...

    Yeah, would be interested to hear how these Canada shows were, maybe set lists?
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    Oops!! Thanks Chad. It wasn't until now that I...

    Oops!! Thanks Chad. It wasn't until now that I saw he wrote "Progfest" and wasn't talking about Nearfest. Also, since I missed those first two Nearfests, I somehow was thinking TA played the first...
  42. I have yet to pick up TGA. I had a reaction to...

    I have yet to pick up TGA. I had a reaction to Similitude that is similar to many people here's reaction to TGA. I've been listening to Neal since just before the release of Kindness of Strangers...
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    Actually, Banco first played in 2001, I was...

    Actually, Banco first played in 2001, I was there. But I wasn't at 2000, because I didn't know it even existed. TA were 1999 (first NF) and Kenso were 2005 (I was at that one as well). Both were...
  44. I just wish it wasn't in November, as there is...

    I just wish it wasn't in November, as there is zero chance I'll ever be able to attend. Even so, glad to see it is going into it's 3rd year!
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    Well, that looks like a great band, but I don't...

    Well, that looks like a great band, but I don't think I'll be going. I'm just not on board with holograms and all that. The two times I saw Dweezil's ZPZ show, there was no Frank soloing on the...
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    I figured that out many years ago. I think it...

    I figured that out many years ago. I think it was obvious to me when I saw in the booklet that that line was being "spoken" (sung) by brother John, not Rael. So I listened carefully and it was easy...
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    Probably will get this as I don't have a copy of...

    Probably will get this as I don't have a copy of the album and have never heard that live stuff.
  48. Didn't know they made records way back then.....

    Didn't know they made records way back then.....
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    Also, from my teens to my late 20's, music of the...

    Also, from my teens to my late 20's, music of the 60's and 70's was my main interest, and I did not enjoy most of the music from those decades (80's, 90's) until more recently. So in my case, what...
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    As someone who has played video games since the...

    As someone who has played video games since the first Atari console came out when I was 12, I still enjoy them. In many cases, much more than movies. No video game is as good as a good book though,...
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    I had forgotten about that, and it very well...

    I had forgotten about that, and it very well could have been that.
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    This reminded me that I ALSO had that one on my...

    This reminded me that I ALSO had that one on my hard drive years ago, but deleted it for the same reasons. Oh well. Yeah, there are probably several performances I would want if they were...
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    I remember I "somehow" got a copy of the first...

    I remember I "somehow" got a copy of the first Banco Nearfest performance and mentioned it somewhere (not here, as I wasn't on this board back then) and you asked me a similar question at the time ;)...
  54. Manifesto of an Alchemist is not actually a...

    Manifesto of an Alchemist is not actually a Flower Kings album, but a follow up to Roine Stolt's The Flower King solo album. Roine himself has said this. It's probably a distinction without a...
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    Still have my 2001 T-shirt as well! I rarely...

    Still have my 2001 T-shirt as well! I rarely wear it though, to keep it in good shape. I usually wore it to all the Nearfest's I went to after that, but also occasionally to other concerts for the...
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    Yeah, always love Hackett and he's always...

    Yeah, always love Hackett and he's always interesting in interviews. I do have to say though, that his suggestion that singles weren't the most important thing in the early 1970's........I'm sure...
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    Well, I actually didn't know Nearfest existed...

    Well, I actually didn't know Nearfest existed until 2001 (well, end of 2000, to be precise). I had recently discovered Deus Ex Machina and was hopelessly in love with their music shortly after. I...
  58. Wow, did not know about that before now! This...

    Wow, did not know about that before now! This hits home for me personally as back in 1993 I nearly severed two fingers of my left hand, and I had been playing guitar (quite seriously) for almost 10...
  59. Thanks for the heads up, I just pre-ordered it...

    Thanks for the heads up, I just pre-ordered it from the bands web site :D Total impulse buy, as I've never heard them. However, I've seen many recommendations for them over the years, so this seems...
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    I should have said AI will be the death of us...

    I should have said AI will be the death of us all, but that's a different debate for a different venue ;)
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