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  1. It’s often a football (soccer) slang mode of...

    It’s often a football (soccer) slang mode of speech, to play a blinder … “ If you say that someone such as a sports player or musician has played a blinder, you are emphasizing that they have played...
  2. Sadly there was no time for a chat, he was...

    Sadly there was no time for a chat, he was backstage pre-set, and I never saw any of the Gong family when Ozrics came on. I would have liked to say hello again.
  3. I rather lucked out last night, with a gig just...

    I rather lucked out last night, with a gig just 20 miles from home, usually it’s a couple of hours into and across London to see anyone of note.

    Last night, in a tent, in a field in the historic...
  4. I saw Todd last time he played the U.K., which...

    I saw Todd last time he played the U.K., which was admittedly pre-Covid, and he sounded just great that night.
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    Well it’s kicked off, how are you all feeling? ...

    Well it’s kicked off, how are you all feeling?

    I was lucky enough to be invited to Spurs v Southampton today, it was quite an easy home win, and I think the Saints will struggle, they seemed very...
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    I just read Anthony Doerr’s Cloud Cuckoo Land,...

    I just read Anthony Doerr’s Cloud Cuckoo Land, which I enjoyed immensely. It is a century spanning novel, with interconnected stories set in the far past, present and near future. It has an element...
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    A new striker at last and rumours of a few more...

    A new striker at last and rumours of a few more signings before the big KO, it’s going to be another interesting season.
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    Oh that’s so very sad, life can be so cruel, my...

    Oh that’s so very sad, life can be so cruel, my sympathies are with you.
  9. I’ve had this one for quite a while, I love the...

    I’ve had this one for quite a while, I love the original and this version is different but really good.
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    I read that years ago, it was a fun trip through...

    I read that years ago, it was a fun trip through his career. You may be interested in a Podcast series he hosts with Gary Kemp called Rockenteurs. They have one guest a week for an depth chat, they...
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    I love Amorphous Androgynous and have a bunch of...

    I love Amorphous Androgynous and have a bunch of their albums, but wasn’t aware Virgil had played a part.
  12. I get the feeling that their politics are not so...

    I get the feeling that their politics are not so different, they both detest our admittedly awful government, though Dave does not seem to speak out so much on international issues. Their enmity is...
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    I too would love vinyl copies of their catalogue....

    I too would love vinyl copies of their catalogue. There have been some beautiful collectors vinyl releases of niche artists, it would be wonderful if we could have these brilliant albums out there...
  14. That’s really sad to read. I hadn’t realised he...

    That’s really sad to read. I hadn’t realised he was already taking a break, I saw the new tour announcement and thought I would love to see Steve Morse play again. I wish them both the very best.
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    I enjoyed Nexus and will definitely be ordering...

    I enjoyed Nexus and will definitely be ordering this new release. It was so tragic to lose Virgil so young, I don’t think an explanation was ever forthcoming, and the family has every right to...
  16. I share your enthusiasm for the book, I too...

    I share your enthusiasm for the book, I too thought the story may not be enough for such a tome, but it is a beautiful book and the story is completely engaging.

    One of my biggest gig regrets is...
  17. Thread: PT/C/C

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    Well speaking as one who is underwhelmed by this...

    Well speaking as one who is underwhelmed by this release, I honestly think that leaving the three bonus tracks off the main release is a strange move. The consensus seems to be that these are...
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    I have persevered with my single disc version,...

    I have persevered with my single disc version, and I’m still rather “Meh” on the whole affair, there’s nothing to dislike, it’s a perfectly fine release, but it doesn’t excite me. I really am miffed...
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    Never a huge fan but I remember them appearing on...

    Never a huge fan but I remember them appearing on Top Of The Pops back in the day, I guess it was for Broken Down Angel or This Flight Tonight, it was a live film and Manny was playing nonchalantly...
  20. That was truly exceptional, I learned so much...

    That was truly exceptional, I learned so much about one of my perennial favourites, thank you.
  21. Thread: PT/C/C

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    You may have something in that observation. Isn’t...

    You may have something in that observation. Isn’t his dog called Bowie too?
  22. I’m not sure how I feel about the artwork...

    I’m not sure how I feel about the artwork reimagining. The original is so iconic that it seems somewhat sacrilegious to tinker at all. It’s a nice shot, but a little too much steel and glass for my...
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    ^^ it is annoying and is not even a new concept,...

    ^^ it is annoying and is not even a new concept, Bowie did it first as usual.
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    Not a popular opinion I’m sure, and I don’t wish...

    Not a popular opinion I’m sure, and I don’t wish to be negative to a band I’ve loved, but after a week with this album I feel it is just ok and isn’t much grabbing me at all. There are a few tracks...
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    Yes I agree, Sarah has really captured David in...

    Yes I agree, Sarah has really captured David in that portrait, she is a very talented artist. Of course this was a labour of love for her but it must have been very emotional too.
  26. That was simply fantastic, I didn’t see it over...

    That was simply fantastic, I didn’t see it over the weekend, thank you.

    Coincidentally I played my teenage years crackly vinyl copy of Zep IV today for the first time in decades, I loved it all...
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    I’m delighted that David’s solo is getting a...

    I’m delighted that David’s solo is getting a release, and I’m looking forward to hearing his voice on some new music one more time.

    I have been reading the BBT book this week, it’s a very well...
  28. Oh no that’s sad to hear, I wish him well in the...

    Oh no that’s sad to hear, I wish him well in the fight and hope he beats it.
  29. Thread: PT/C/C

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    I find the level of different editions...

    I find the level of different editions frustrating and annoying. In my local HMV there was double vinyl in either black, white or silver, single CD, or mega CD and Blu-ray box set at a hefty fee....
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    I thought that too, he should order in a takeaway...

    I thought that too, he should order in a takeaway curry for those moments :)
  31. I liked it enough after a few listens to buy the...

    I liked it enough after a few listens to buy the CD when in HMV today. There were so many buying options, three different vinyl colours, mega box set at crazy price, however I went for the cheapest...
  32. I’ve been such a supporter of PT and SW over the...

    I’ve been such a supporter of PT and SW over the years, but have not been especially excited enough to buy an advanced copy of this, even though I have every PT album to date. I’ll give it a listen...
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    It was one of my favourites from the night, and...

    It was one of my favourites from the night, and nice to see it up close as I was up high in the circle.
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    I don’t like to be too critical, but I totally...

    I don’t like to be too critical, but I totally concur with the heavy handed keys on I Get Up I Get Down, in fact it is the lightness of touch, finesse and timing that Rick brings to the party that...
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    Well I made it to the RAH and back in one piece,...

    Well I made it to the RAH and back in one piece, but it was an ordeal.

    My 100 mile drive there took 5 hours, including 90 minutes to cover the last 3 miles as London was gridlocked, it was hell....
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    ^ The congestion charge is payable online by...

    ^ The congestion charge is payable online by midnight of the following day I believe, it’s measured by automatic number plate recognition, and non-payment gets you a huge fine. It’s just another...
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    I am not actually brave enough to open these...

    I am not actually brave enough to open these videos! I have tickets for the RAH on Tuesday, but there’s a national train strike and a London tube strike, so the only way of attending is a 200 mile...
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    I had waited a long time for this gig, they...

    I had waited a long time for this gig, they hadn’t played in the U.K. for some years, we never got the solo albums tour. I was desperate to go to Reading Festival in 75 but was blocked by my parents,...
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    Wow that was my first ever Yes gig, a magical...

    Wow that was my first ever Yes gig, a magical evening for me. I’ll watch this with nostalgic fascination.
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    Really sad to just see this in my Facebook feed,...

    Really sad to just see this in my Facebook feed, I knew he looked frail but didn’t know he was so unwell, it seems quite a sudden decline. We have the music and in Alan’s career there are so many...
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    I never knew about this reformation until reading...

    I never knew about this reformation until reading the tributes yesterday, I too would have loved to have been at The Barbican.

    Over a lifetime of collecting music it is impossible to keep up with...
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    Never knock the Conference League, we are in it...

    Never knock the Conference League, we are in it next year (West Ham) so I’m all for it! Good luck to Feyenoord, I really hope that you win it and stick it to José, he’s had enough success.

    I too...
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    I was so saddened to hear this today, he was my...

    I was so saddened to hear this today, he was my age, which brings it all into focus. I still have my Microdisney vinyl albums and Fatima Mansions CDs, and I span the lot of them today. What a...
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    At half time I saw the score and thought they...

    At half time I saw the score and thought they were doomed, so that’s quite a turn around, but I agree you shouldn’t be celebrating mediocrity with such gusto, although I can imagine the euphoria...
  45. That’s so good to see, and it’s clearly been a...

    That’s so good to see, and it’s clearly been a huge reference source for The Musical Box. I wonder if the whole show was filmed or it really was just these snippets? I must watch again because I...
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    That was fun, I don’t think I matched your 20...

    That was fun, I don’t think I matched your 20 though, but was in the mid teens!
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    We are lucky with the Sky coverage, they really...

    We are lucky with the Sky coverage, they really upped the ante and their race weekend experience is second to none. With my Sky subscription I can get access on my phone and iPad too, so it’s with me...
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    It is 100% because of the Drive To Survive show,...

    It is 100% because of the Drive To Survive show, they are all watching it and chatting about it.
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    ^ It’s not just in America, there’s a whole new...

    ^ It’s not just in America, there’s a whole new generation watching that series, and for the last race I found my 21 year old step-daughter with eyes glued to the screen next to me. She has never...
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    I was in Rough Trade East on Thursday, I didn’t...

    I was in Rough Trade East on Thursday, I didn’t think to ask if they had a copy tucked away! I may be back there tomorrow though, so I’ll definitely search out a copy, as I am very keen to read this...
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    It is good news that they have found a way to...

    It is good news that they have found a way to continue the journey, and I will be looking forward to seeing how the sound develops with new influences and voices.

    I hope this does not come across...
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    Perhaps the biergarten is not your safest choice...

    Perhaps the biergarten is not your safest choice of destination then! Enjoy Berlin, it’s such a great city and there’s plenty other stuff to drink!
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    I managed to find the Record Store Day limited...

    I managed to find the Record Store Day limited release “Not About To Die - Studio Demos 1977-1978l in Rough Trade the other day, and I have to say it’s brilliant. It consists of demos for Chairs...
  54. I have a soft spot for Not As Good As The Book,...

    I have a soft spot for Not As Good As The Book, it connected back when it came out and I played it very recently and it still hit the sweet spot. I think all Tangent albums have something to...
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    Thanks Duncan I’ll look out for that. It was...

    Thanks Duncan I’ll look out for that.

    It was quite an experience, we were invited by the owner of Formula E, Alejandro Agag, who my partner has been pitching her business to. He also runs Extreme...
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    It’s not F1 but I’m going along to see the Rome...

    It’s not F1 but I’m going along to see the Rome Formula E, E-prix tomorrow. I’ve been here all week on business, though today was a sightseeing day, and as we don’t fly home until Sunday, it is a...
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    Yes surely most every book comes out in hardback...

    Yes surely most every book comes out in hardback edition first and is then followed up by softcover and potentially ebook at a later date.

    I personally do not think ebooks favour this sort of...
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    There’s only the U.K. publisher as far as I am...

    There’s only the U.K. publisher as far as I am aware, and that is Gregory Spawton’s Kingmaker Publishing, so it’s Burning Shed for orders, and you will most likely not find it discounted on Amazon....
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    So I went along to Wembley Arena last night for...

    So I went along to Wembley Arena last night for old times sake, and I have to say I rather enjoyed my trip down memory lane. They played a huge set, 25 songs in 2.5 hours with one 15 minute interval,...
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    It is still an interesting listen and a great...

    It is still an interesting listen and a great dance from the derivative Life Ian A Day, but I think Empires & Dance which followed quickly after again stepped up another level, brining a European...
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