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    Yes, they are. The neck shape is one of the...

    Yes, they are.

    The neck shape is one of the things that makes me hesitate. The idea of going with a 7-string is intriguing and could be fun, but I'm not sure that's something I have any long term...
  2. Indeed! Grateful to currently be reasonably...

    Indeed! Grateful to currently be reasonably healthy.
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    That's awesome and I'm super jealous! :) I've...

    That's awesome and I'm super jealous! :)

    I've been slowly working on building a guitar pedal board over the past couple of months and hope to finally finish it this week. I have been toying with...
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    Sticky: I view the masks as a way to reduce the velocity...

    I view the masks as a way to reduce the velocity of any droplets that make it through (or around the edges) so they can't travel as far, not to block everything completely.
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    Sticky: No, I haven't seen that feature. Not sure it...

    No, I haven't seen that feature. Not sure it would have mattered since we were all staring at a PowerPoint presentation. It was actually rather fun and light-hearted though, with people putting...
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    Sticky: One positive thing (from my perspective) is...

    One positive thing (from my perspective) is online meetings. I just got done with a Teams meeting with over 200 attendees. This was to recognize our company having a record year for patents (37...
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    For me also the Birds and Buildings albums have...

    For me also the Birds and Buildings albums have been faster/easier to connect with than the Deluge Grander albums.
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    Sticky: I noticed that when the number of pages went from...

    I noticed that when the number of pages went from 130+ to about 12.
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    Sounds awesome! Love the Strandberg guitars and...

    Sounds awesome! Love the Strandberg guitars and now I want one. :)
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    Sticky: If there is growing stupidity, it is on both...

    If there is growing stupidity, it is on both "sides" and/or extremes. And those extremes are reinforced by the constant drip of media and social media. Even a lot of "smart" people are apparently...
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    Sticky: I just hate when that happens!

    I just hate when that happens!
  12. Edge Of The World and The Machine would almost be...

    Edge Of The World and The Machine would almost be at home on a Glen Burtnik-era Styx album.
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    Great news, Dan! Looking forward to the new...

    Great news, Dan! Looking forward to the new album.
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    I normally can be put off quite a bit by "lo-fi"...

    I normally can be put off quite a bit by "lo-fi" sonics, but the music on the DG albums is just too good to let that be a problem.
  15. Kind of in the mold of "I Am The One You Warned...

    Kind of in the mold of "I Am The One You Warned Me Of" or "Career Of Evil".
  16. Yeah, what I'm hearing is a pretty respectable...

    Yeah, what I'm hearing is a pretty respectable offering at this late stage. I saw some somewhat recent live clips that were rather cringeworthy.
  17. Break a leg! I mean, good luck.

    Break a leg! I mean, good luck.
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    Sticky: Wow, that's just insane. I work in a...

    Wow, that's just insane.

    I work in a building which, if everyone were here, would have about 15 people in it. Lately at most we have maybe 6 and usually it's only 3 or 4. We have signs on the...
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    BOC - The remains of a cymbal

    BOC - The remains of a cymbal
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    Sticky: Had an outdoor, socially-distanced lunch with a...

    Had an outdoor, socially-distanced lunch with a former band mate yesterday. His daughter had to get tested because she had a cough while in school. She was out for several days because he didn't...
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    I loved EVH's guitar playing and he was amazing...

    I loved EVH's guitar playing and he was amazing at what he did, but I feel like he just "knew what he knew" and didn't go beyond that.


    https://youtu.be/IwPxDPDNp5o
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    https://youtu.be/RcQYt7xvA8M

    https://youtu.be/RcQYt7xvA8M
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    I don't see why a Variac would be prone to...

    I don't see why a Variac would be prone to electrocuting anyone. It's basically a metal box with a cord that plugs into the wall, an outlet to plug your amp (or whatever) into, and a knob to control...
  24. Yeah, that's true. I've only heard Club Ninja...

    Yeah, that's true.

    I've only heard Club Ninja once or twice so can't speak to how those songs fit into the BOC ethos. Seems like a lot of the songs that don't fit the BOC blueprint aren't...
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    Sticky: Pretty sure it's easy to get tested quickly here...

    Pretty sure it's easy to get tested quickly here in VT and NH. Results usually in about 2-3 days.
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    Nice review! Thanks for posting.

    Nice review! Thanks for posting.
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    Rikard Sjöblom's Gungfly - Alone Together

    Rikard Sjöblom's Gungfly - Alone Together
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    Preordered mine on Friday as well. :)

    Preordered mine on Friday as well. :)
  29. I agree that it's cool to have the new guys sing,...

    I agree that it's cool to have the new guys sing, but it's nice in that case if there's at least some elements of the old BOC. Like a riff or chord progression that evokes the "BOC sound" or...
  30. I have to agree. Not a bad song but I didn't...

    I have to agree. Not a bad song but I didn't hear anything in it that sounded remotely like any past BOC tune.
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    Great news, Randy. I look forward to hearing...

    Great news, Randy. I look forward to hearing this!
  32. Or Soft White Underbouchard?

    Or Soft White Underbouchard?
  33. That's a good question. Personally, having no...

    That's a good question. Personally, having no actual information one way or the other, I have kind of assumed they would continue on. Or at least attempt to.
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    I still kind of like Permanating. I can't say...

    I still kind of like Permanating. I can't say the same about this recent tune. Oh well, maybe something on the album will appeal to me.
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    Sticky: A few months ago when I first heard about a...

    A few months ago when I first heard about a shortage of coins I realized that we had a lot of change that was starting to build up. For some reason we were making transactions that resulted in...
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    Good points. I have a few bands that I feel the...

    Good points. I have a few bands that I feel the same way about. I don't know if I could really say exactly why I want to hear another Flower Kings album and not, say, a new Big Big Train album. I...
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    Yeah, I'm surprised you would even bother anymore.

    Yeah, I'm surprised you would even bother anymore.
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    This. One of the things I really like about...

    This. One of the things I really like about Flower Kings albums is that, apart from the songs themselves, they are for the most part very nice sounding recordings. It's hard for me to separate the...
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    Thanks!

    Thanks!
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    Is it just me or does that track appear to have...

    Is it just me or does that track appear to have more of the "fairy dust" that was largely absent from the TFK albums of recent years?
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    https://youtu.be/z3vktAkbeRE

    https://youtu.be/z3vktAkbeRE
  42. If I have one complaint about recent Tangent...

    If I have one complaint about recent Tangent albums (and I don't have many) it's that they don't feature quite enough guitar work from Luke. Maybe his solo album will remedy that.
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    I've completely dropped the ball on this one. ...

    I've completely dropped the ball on this one. Will remedy that ASAP.
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    Love your bonus 10. Reminded me to also...

    Love your bonus 10. Reminded me to also recommend all those live albums from the '88 tour (Best Band, Jazz Noise, Broadway The Hard Way). To my mind they'd fit in well with the other albums...
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    I had forgotten about the Transatlantic album,...

    I had forgotten about the Transatlantic album, but I kind of assume that work wouldn't take up too much of his time if the larger framework of the songs is already done.

    As far as the drumming...
  46. I agree. I listened to that entire track on the...

    I agree. I listened to that entire track on the drive to work yesterday and found myself speeding during those emotional sections. :)
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    I had intended to comment earlier on the "double...

    I had intended to comment earlier on the "double album" aspect of this. This one seems different. There appears to have been no attempt to fill up two complete discs as on past double albums The...
  48. Lots of great stuff on this album. Andy's...

    Lots of great stuff on this album. Andy's singing sounds better than ever here (for those who may not have liked it in the past). This album feels more detailed or layered than some other recent...
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    The emotion piece is entirely subjective. I can...

    The emotion piece is entirely subjective. I can understand not connecting with some of Transatlantic's music (there's lots of it I don't care for - like most of the Whirlwind), but whether the band...
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    I am having trouble not letting expectations for...

    I am having trouble not letting expectations for this one get a bit out of hand. A few factors that lead me to that:

    - Roine hasn't been touring
    - The previously posted quotes from band members...
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    Did you notice they're all standing kinda close...

    Did you notice they're all standing kinda close to the edge?
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    The Tangent - Auto Reconnaissance

    The Tangent - Auto Reconnaissance
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    If you really like Roxy you should proceed...

    If you really like Roxy you should proceed immediately to getting You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Volume 2 - The Helsinki Concert
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    I've already had 35+ years to realize...

    I've already had 35+ years to realize (particularly since 90125, etc.) that the old Yes ain't coming back, at least in terms of studio albums. Not that there weren't a few things here and there that...
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    Are we talking fans or band members? :) To be...

    Are we talking fans or band members? :)

    To be honest, there is sooooo much more music out there that I don't need to hang on every note issued by an entity calling itself Yes. And thank all that...
  56. I've always loved that Frankenstein tune.

    I've always loved that Frankenstein tune.
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    Not me!

    Not me!
  58. Cool cover!

    Cool cover!
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    I'll take another Anderson/Stolt album over...

    I'll take another Anderson/Stolt album over another Yes album any day.
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    Very cool!

    Very cool!
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