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  1. Would be fun, I think.

    Would be fun, I think.
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    Thank you for the head's up. I just did too.

    Thank you for the head's up. I just did too.
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    I too am a Christian, and consequently dug into...

    I too am a Christian, and consequently dug into this as far as I could.

    From reading liner notes, etc. the matter is somewhat complicated and obscure. Fripp has claimed that King Crimson is a...
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    The Quintet of the Hot Club of France stuff is...

    The Quintet of the Hot Club of France stuff is some of my favorite recorded music.
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    Yes, I fear that I am shaking hands with Alice at...

    Yes, I fear that I am shaking hands with Alice at this point. I just picked up the Ghana Special yesterday, as well as the Nigerian Psychedelic Rock collection The End of the World, both by Soundway....
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    Well my assorted delvings into the West African...

    Well my assorted delvings into the West African scene turned this up: an unexpected Atomic Rooster cover!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WaC47cwsss

    Pretty nifty! Compare to the original, if...
  7. Thread: CD Rot

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    My first copy of 3 Mustaphas 3's Shopping went...

    My first copy of 3 Mustaphas 3's Shopping went bronze and then unplayable, but that has been my only experience. I've never seen the outer coating developing holes.
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    I only picked up his debut last year. Way late to...

    I only picked up his debut last year. Way late to the party. But, of course, I knew of him for decades.

    R.I.P to the last of the best.
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    I think there was some discussion on the...

    I think there was some discussion on the catch-all King Crimson News thread.

    I bought it through their US distribution channel, rather than Burning Shed, which means it is still on pre-order....
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    Every day with sunshine and grain alcohol! ...

    Every day with sunshine and grain alcohol!

    Happy birthday Lino!
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    EL-EYE-EN-EE-OH... EL-EYE-EN-EE-OH... ...

    EL-EYE-EN-EE-OH...

    EL-EYE-EN-EE-OH...

    EL-EYE-EN-EE-OH...

    ...and LINO is his name-O!

    Happy birthday!
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    Very well said! RIP

    Very well said!

    RIP
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    Got me the Mole Box last week. ...

    Got me the Mole Box last week.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIglLuqhJ5s
  14. A few of my favorites... Wolf People - Fain...

    A few of my favorites...

    Wolf People - Fain
    Lamagaia - Lamagaius
    Setna - Guerison
    Causa Sui - Euporie Tide
    Xing Sa - Création de L'univers
    Sun River - Sun River
    GOAT - Requiem
    Monomyth -...
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    I haven't seen a lot of nut browns out there to...

    I haven't seen a lot of nut browns out there to make much of a comparison. It seems to me a terribly under represented style. I've tasted clones, over-hopped, and burnt malt variants of the style, so...
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    One of my locals...

    One of my locals has a very good brown ale going at the moment. This is a style I love, but few turn their hands towards. This is a good one, and manages not to be a Newcastle clone.
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    I, for one, love Felicité Thos. Stella, well...

    I, for one, love Felicité Thos. Stella, well words escape me: Stella!
  18. The crass materialism is a kind of madness. Taken...

    The crass materialism is a kind of madness. Taken as a single, the song can be seen as a kind of celebration. Taken in the context of the whole album, it is just another way to avoid thinking about,...
  19. You don't get that from WYWH? It is pretty...

    You don't get that from WYWH? It is pretty apparent to me.

    "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" - The main story-line about what the music business/fame did to Syd.

    "Welcome to the Machine," "Have a...
  20. I was left with the impression that OK Computer...

    I was left with the impression that OK Computer was some kind of concept album. I never made it all the way through, myself. Like Porcupine Tree, they never really connected with me, but then I never...
  21. I'm surprised that Radiohead wasn't on the list....

    I'm surprised that Radiohead wasn't on the list. Not that I'm in Radiohead's corner, I just thought they were obligatory in these kind of things.

    I'm not familiar with a bunch of it, but there...
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    Burning the Hard City and Suspension &...

    Burning the Hard City and Suspension & Displacement were the follow-ups to Reflections from the Firepool. What they did was effectively split their sound in half and put all the hard-rockers on BtHC...
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    I just gave the whole disc a solid spin. It...

    I just gave the whole disc a solid spin. It sounds to me that Gayle Ellet brought in a bunch of stuff that would otherwise find itself on a Fernwood album. The mix of exotic acoustic instruments and...
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    In one sense: as good a place as any. In...

    In one sense: as good a place as any.

    In personal sense: I started with The Devouring and branched out from there.
  25. He goes into quite a lot of depth about what his...

    He goes into quite a lot of depth about what his role in the band is; at least seven points in the "Can King Crimson exist without Robert Fripp? When you stop performing, is that the end of the...
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    Today, I had a local Key Lime Pilsner (from New...

    Today, I had a local Key Lime Pilsner (from New Bohemia) today: quite good. I also picked up an honest-to-goodness brown ale from a local that wasn't just a Newcastle clone. Double-bonus for the fact...
  27. Well I like a lot of the parts, but I'm not sure...

    Well I like a lot of the parts, but I'm not sure they way they're arranged sells me on the whole. Also, the vocal melodies strike me as overly obvious.
  28. It felt like a metaphor for the franchise to me:...

    It felt like a metaphor for the franchise to me: space ships fighting, slowly running out of fuel.
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    I thought Live at Summit Studios kicks some ass...

    I thought Live at Summit Studios kicks some ass fairly handily. It is a good recording too. No lie: it completely revolutionized my impression of the Islands line-up.
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    Yeah. Exactly.

    Yeah. Exactly.
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    When I got to the part about the Crimson Project,...

    When I got to the part about the Crimson Project, I got the impression that Fripp wasn't so much angry at the band, but angry that the band wasn't King Crimson. He obviously loves King Crimson, and...
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    I just unwrapped mine!

    I just unwrapped mine!
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    What was the question?

    What was the question?
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    This is enigmatic. What is Robert's role? I...

    This is enigmatic. What is Robert's role? I assume this goes beyond playing guitar.
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    I gotta say I have some mixed feelings about it....

    I gotta say I have some mixed feelings about it. On one hand, the music is really cool, the aesthetics are really cool, and the sense of empowerment is really cool. On the other hand, it is pushing a...
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    That is awesome! King Crimson is going to have to...

    That is awesome! King Crimson is going to have to up their game.

    This is no slight on King Crimson, mind you. I think anyone trying to take the stage after Magma would feel some pressure to really...
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    :lol Nice one!

    :lol

    Nice one!
  38. I'm excited for you all. :ipa

    I'm excited for you all. :ipa
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    It's fine that Jon wants to release an upbeat pop...

    It's fine that Jon wants to release an upbeat pop song. What get me is that his production team took video notes from this guy:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJQVlVHsFF8
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    Wow, I guess they took all the drum-sound...

    Wow, I guess they took all the drum-sound criticism construKctively.
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    Want.

    Want.
  42. Ahh.. the days when a counterculture could enjoy...

    Ahh.. the days when a counterculture could enjoy a bit of anonymity before being taken up as a meme and co-opted by mainstream hipters. Sure it happened anyway, but now it happens at light speed.
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    I pre-ordered too. I'm looking forward to it!

    I pre-ordered too. I'm looking forward to it!
  44. I thought the lights did the trick. Mostly back...

    I thought the lights did the trick. Mostly back projection of a liquid light show, some vintage footage, some pattered light-spreaders across the screen, mostly colored floods on stage, and some...
  45. I don't know if it sold out, but it sold well for...

    I don't know if it sold out, but it sold well for sure. If there were empty seats they were few and afar between, because none were noticeable to causal observation.
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    Wow. I wouldn't have guessed when I saw him last...

    Wow. I wouldn't have guessed when I saw him last autumn. He rocked.

    R.I.P. Dick Dale

    You earned your place in Guitar Valhalla one fuzz-drenched swipe of a pick at a time.
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    That was very funny. :D

    That was very funny. :D
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    Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets playing "Point...

    Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets playing "Point Me at the Sky".
  49. Well, the gig at the Masonic in San Francisco was...

    Well, the gig at the Masonic in San Francisco was great! I don't know if I should post spoilers or not. They played a lot of a my favorite early Floyds and a couple I didn't expect. Though, if I were...
  50. Well, many musicians have a technical vocabulary...

    Well, many musicians have a technical vocabulary that many non-musicians don't. This, in itself, allows for a more precise analysis.
  51. Sorry Sarcastic Boy, I meant Clive Bunker.

    Sorry Sarcastic Boy, I meant Clive Bunker.
  52. The Martin Barre Band - Santa Cruz, CA 3/4/19 *Spoilers*

    It was a good show. Most of the set list was taken from Stand Up, and outside of a half-dozen outliers, the rest of the show was filled up with material from Aqualung or earlier.

    While some might...
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    I like 90125 too. On it's own merits, it stands...

    I like 90125 too. On it's own merits, it stands up.
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    Am I remembering correctly: Didn't Dogfishhead...

    Am I remembering correctly: Didn't Dogfishhead have a 90 min IPA that was different than the 90 min imperial IPA? All I can find is the imperial now, and I don't like it near as much. But then,...
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    This is exactly what my doctor said. I'm in to...

    This is exactly what my doctor said. I'm in to process of building a consistent habit. I figure if I can slice out time consistently to do some resistance training three times a week between January...
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    Does the lady get the shitty end of the stick?...

    Does the lady get the shitty end of the stick? She's buying the stairway to heaven. She seems to be coming out ahead in the whole deal.

    If everything still turns to gold, then the whole world is...
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    So my diet changes are based off of one clear...

    So my diet changes are based off of one clear principle: no added or refined sugar. This rules out almost everything processed or packaged, and most jarred sauces and dressings. I moved away from...
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    I'm in. I've taken big steps in diet (dropped 60...

    I'm in. I've taken big steps in diet (dropped 60 lbs.), and am starting small steps in exercise.
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    You don't have to turn off your mind and rock...

    You don't have to turn off your mind and rock out, but you may have to put it in the back seat for a bit. Think of it this way: your analytical mind is like Jimmy Page's guitar in "Rock and Roll" way...
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    I will contextualize. It was in my undergraduate...

    I will contextualize. It was in my undergraduate Ancient Greek Religion & Festivals course where the professor mentioned Robert Graves' The White Goddess. We were discussing matriarchy at the time....
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