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    truly…TRULY a great composer. “PIES! MORE...

    truly…TRULY a great composer.
    “PIES! MORE PIES!”…..

    Rest in peace
  2. Who / What are you thinking of? For the most...

    Who / What are you thinking of? For the most part, other than a specialty festival here or there [most with stupid names: "Be PROG My Friend", etc etc], what *I* think of as 'prog' has had relatively...
  3. Iím neither a fan nor am I knowledgeable about...

    Iím neither a fan nor am I knowledgeable about hip hop, but the few things that I have heard from OutKast were much more interesting to me than most hip hop that I hear.
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    Just terrible. Terrible and sad.

    Just terrible.
    Terrible and sad.
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    https://ghostrhythms.bandcamp.com/merch/spectral-m...

    https://ghostrhythms.bandcamp.com/merch/spectral-music
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    YES! :horns ...

    YES! :horns


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m62LKv_ZwPA
  7. ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ Unless there are 2 reaction videos...

    ^ ^ ^ ^ ^

    Unless there are 2 reaction videos for every performance video, no matter what it is, it isn't worth watching.

    signed

    that grumpy old guy whose first reaction to this thread was...
  8. Thread: Magma news

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    Doubtful.

    Doubtful.
  9. Thread: Magma news

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    Yeah! The first part especially is kind of an...

    Yeah!

    The first part especially is kind of an anti-virtuoso solo of single notes and noises and stuttering, and but in a way that could only be done BY an utter virtuoso.
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    I’m glad that you like it. I must say that...

    I’m glad that you like it.

    I must say that what I think of as ‘R.I.O.- related influences’ does not generally ‘share room and board’ with jazz. This is my personal opinion and is not being stated...
  11. At the time this was a huge treat and a...

    At the time this was a huge treat and a revelation for me.
  12. Thread: Magma news

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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^ What a GREAT interview! Thank...

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    What a GREAT interview! Thank you for posting.

    [Anyone who has ever worked with them knows who the REAL boss of Magma is!!!! RESPECT, Stella!!!!!!!!!]
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    No idea.

    No idea.
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    I agree. But they were at their best live. They...

    I agree. But they were at their best live. They were .... breathtaking on a good night.
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    ACTUALLY.... Boud Deun were shockingly popular...

    ACTUALLY....

    Boud Deun were shockingly popular and filled the bars generally. It was absolutely not because were facing general indifference at all. They imploded because they had a bad personal...
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    Actually, very, very few of these 'one-offs' were...

    Actually, very, very few of these 'one-offs' were meant to be one-offs; I am and have always been a great believer in groups and I tried throughout my career, to work with performing groups as often...
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    ^ ^ ^ ^ thanks, Richard on April 5, 1997,...

    ^ ^ ^ ^

    thanks, Richard

    on April 5, 1997, I was lucky enough to have seen the triple bill of Forever Einstein / Boud Deun / Boom at Orion; now that was a monster show of masterful playing!!
  18. You're giving me a gold watch? Some whiskey? An...

    You're giving me a gold watch? Some whiskey? An ex wife?
  19. It's a damper to you, personally, but it's...

    It's a damper to you, personally, but it's completely and understandably within their very smart and forward-looking business model. Most of these labels would not exist if they *had* to release...
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    When I was in 7th grade, two of my favorite...

    When I was in 7th grade, two of my favorite albums were the first, s/t Argent album and 'Ring of Hands'.

    They were certainly an interesting mix for 1969-70 of proto-progressive elements and...
  21. That's a really good answer and I don't disagree...

    That's a really good answer and I don't disagree with your reasoning.

    Keep one thing in mind however, which is that the major labels do not do BandCamp. Hence, no Inside Out (which is owned by...
  22. Very sorry to hear about this and very glad that...

    Very sorry to hear about this and very glad that I saw him play about 4-5 years ago.
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    That was very interesting. Thanks!

    That was very interesting. Thanks!
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    They have no ‘new found success’ and if they did...

    They have no ‘new found success’ and if they did a reprint, they would sell an additional 30-50 copies ‘worldwide’ in the first year at best, and they would not break even doing so.

    If you want...
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    FWIW, Stand Up is my favorite Jethro Tull album.

    FWIW, Stand Up is my favorite Jethro Tull album.
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    That’s because it is kind of creepy.

    That’s because it is kind of creepy.
  27. I saw this band: FZ, Ponty, the Underwoods, Bruce...

    I saw this band: FZ, Ponty, the Underwoods, Bruce Fowler, Tom Fowler, George Duke, Ralph Humpries. NO Sal Marquez, iirc.

    It was about 4 months before this album came out.

    I was 15. They were...
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    ^ ^ ^ ^ I have heard very good things about...

    ^ ^ ^ ^

    I have heard very good things about Julian Lage's trio.
    Odeon Pope is a Philadelphia jazz legend and very good.
    Ken Vandermark is always worth seeing in any configuration.
    Mind...
  29. Well, I wish the situation was better too, but it...

    Well, I wish the situation was better too, but it isn’t and you don’t last 35 years doing this by pretending that things that you wish were true actually are true.
  30. If they sold ‘3 x as many’ without postage...

    If they sold ‘3 x as many’ without postage issues, it would be close to 500, which would make it worthwhile and worth doing and it would have been done and we wouldn’t be having this discussion.
    ...
  31. No. They would not. They would sell a reasonable...

    No. They would not. They would sell a reasonable if small number in Italy. But not ‘overseas’. If they did so well overseas, why sign with a US label? I’m not that charming….
  32. No. NOT true. We have distribution throughout...

    No. NOT true.

    We have distribution throughout Europe and Japan. All our titles are available throughout western Europe and Japan with local shipping costs.

    Find another scapegoat.
  33. No. Now I get to ask you a question. How...

    No.

    Now I get to ask you a question.
    How many copies do you think we could sell worldwide of this title on vinyl in 2 years?

    And another question.
    How many copies do you think we will...
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    It disappeared because I began to doubt that it...

    It disappeared because I began to doubt that it would ever arrive. If I hear something else, we will re-add it.
  35. They are making music to appeal to angsty teens....

    They are making music to appeal to angsty teens. That's what I think it comes down to. It reflects what a number of folks in their audience want.

    Just like fairies and jesters featuring in prog -...
  36. :up Thank you.

    :up

    Thank you.
  37. In addition to being a subtle and tasty drummer,...

    In addition to being a subtle and tasty drummer, Raoul Rossiter is an amazing Pilates instructor with beautiful form (I have been doing Pilates for about 15 years, but I do NOT look like that while...
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    https://www.discogs.com/release/5253464-Tony-Conra...

    https://www.discogs.com/release/5253464-Tony-Conrad-With-Faust-Outside-The-Dream-Syndicate
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    I love that album; I sprung for the deluxe,...

    I love that album; I sprung for the deluxe, unedited version that plays for nearly an hour and a half.
  40. Fine live act too.

    Fine live act too.
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    ^ ^ ^ ^ a big 'grazie', Marcello.

    ^ ^ ^ ^

    a big 'grazie', Marcello.
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    ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ It's very good and it feels to me...

    ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^

    It's very good and it feels to me like it's channeling the 'dirty energy' of early jazz/rock bands like 'Friends', SART, etc.
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    Oh, my. Really sorry to hear about this, although...

    Oh, my. Really sorry to hear about this, although I had heard that he was unwell.

    In the middle 90s, when there was not a lot of shows to my taste going on, Rick Chafen (rest in peace) brought him...
  44. :lol

    :lol
  45. NOT Esoteric! DGM!!!! We were just solicited...

    NOT Esoteric! DGM!!!!

    We were just solicited on this today.
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    The band will very, very much appreciate you...

    The band will very, very much appreciate you saying so, Paolo!
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    Major labels NEVER do BandCamp. I donít know why....

    Major labels NEVER do BandCamp. I donít know why.
    Maybe their contracts donít allow them to keep all the money, like they do for streamingÖÖ
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    Extremely cool!

    Extremely cool!
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    :lol You obviously didn't watch as many...

    :lol

    You obviously didn't watch as many Vincent Price movies as I did as a kid!
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    There is absolutely NO ONE ELSE it could be!

    There is absolutely NO ONE ELSE it could be!
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    Sorry, Frankie! SOLD OUT!!!!! :lol

    Sorry, Frankie! SOLD OUT!!!!! :lol
  52. Very excellent album. I enjoy it greatly.

    Very excellent album. I enjoy it greatly.
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    Hope that you are all saving up your pennies for...

    Hope that you are all saving up your pennies for the VERY LIMITED, multi disc (probably 13-16 discs) ALL PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED RECORDINGS a box set I am working of that covers The Muffins from 1975...
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    I was just going to chime in with exactly those...

    I was just going to chime in with exactly those words!!
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    I am glad that you consider them in the ‘big...

    I am glad that you consider them in the ‘big time’; I see all their heads getting larger and larger already!!
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    I think that it is a really a clear, direct...

    I think that it is a really a clear, direct lineage from what Dave did with the Muffins to what Dave is doing on his own, so I am surprised you didnít like what he did before, but I do agree that his...
  57. You guys are a tough crowd. It's probably my...

    You guys are a tough crowd. It's probably my second-favorite Tull album. A big winner for me.
  58. IMO, no. FZ was ground zero.

    IMO, no. FZ was ground zero.
  59. Frank is absolutely much more legendary, more...

    Frank is absolutely much more legendary, more influential and more ... revered than any other 'outsider' rock figure that I can think of. The Beatles, Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, etc etc etc...
  60. I would say it's probably the majority of music...

    I would say it's probably the majority of music listeners who aren't avowed fans. Which is too bad, but I can't say that I blame them or that there's no reason for it.
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