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  1. Giles, you're a couple of revolutions shy of...

    Giles, you're a couple of revolutions shy of fifty. To your kids and your grandkids it's going to sound a bit old even after you arse around with it.
  2. Thread: Progstock!?

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    Good point, bands should really have more than 28...

    Good point, bands should really have more than 28 years under their belts before attempting to play to a prog audience.
  3. Thread: Progstock!?

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    No Banco or Jobson, so that's a plus. Actually, I...

    No Banco or Jobson, so that's a plus. Actually, I think it's going to be impossible unless they're planning extremely long days. Maybe trying to find a venue with a 2 am curfew?
  4. Thread: Progstock!?

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    About 800 miles.

    About 800 miles.
  5. Thread: Progstock!?

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    Read on FB that they are looking at 225, 350 and...

    Read on FB that they are looking at 225, 350 and 475 for the three tiers of pledge prices. Yikes. Marillion at the Royal Albert Hall for the same weekend were substantially cheaper. :)
  6. Thread: Progstock!?

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    Echolyn would be cool. New Jersey in an unknown...

    Echolyn would be cool. New Jersey in an unknown venue in October?!
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    Oh no. I have so many great memories of Man live....

    Oh no. I have so many great memories of Man live. Deke was a legend.

    For anybody that's looking for an introduction to Man, I can't think of a better place than Esoteric's expanded version of...
  8. Thread: RIP John Wetton

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    Very sad. I hoped that he'd have more time than...

    Very sad. I hoped that he'd have more time than this. Gutted for Lisa and his family.
  9. Using an anagram of both YES and ARW, I came up...

    Using an anagram of both YES and ARW, I came up with:

    9741
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    There isn't one. Your best approaches are likely...

    There isn't one. Your best approaches are likely Point 3 - Water album and the Mirror System releases. They take a more ambient approach than the core System 7 releases.
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    Shocked and absolutely gutted. Jaki was one of a...

    Shocked and absolutely gutted. Jaki was one of a kind - a sensational, transformative drummer who added vitality to everything that he was a part of. Although he was best known for his 'motorik'...
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    Progressive rock never actually existed as a...

    Progressive rock never actually existed as a genre at the outset. No genre ever actually existed as a genre at the outset. Each and every genre label is revisionist because in order for music to be...
  13. Here: https://soundcloud.com/tinygiantmusic

    Here:

    https://soundcloud.com/tinygiantmusic
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    REM is automatic, for the people.

    REM is automatic, for the people.
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    She was doing a book tour for her latest The...

    She was doing a book tour for her latest The Princess Diarist, an autobiographical account of her life during the making of the original Star Wars trilogy. In it she reveals an affair that she had...
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shs7VQhVvxA

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shs7VQhVvxA
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    Patrick Moraz sued the Moody Blues for unpaid...

    Patrick Moraz sued the Moody Blues for unpaid royalties when they dismissed him from the band. The Moodies claimed that Patrick had only been a hired hand for 15 years and that his musical...
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    Status Quo were one of my first music loves. Even...

    Status Quo were one of my first music loves. Even though my tastes grew more sophisticated over time, I still enjoy Quo, particularly the Vertigo albums with the most famous line-up and Parfitt is a...
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    I think you're living in the reality distortion...

    I think you're living in the reality distortion bubble. Elvis Costello has released over 20 studio albums, every one of which has charted in both the US and UK. He continually sells out tours in...
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    They'll probably include Roundabout alongside...

    They'll probably include Roundabout alongside Owner. There may be a shortened version of a non-single song for the third?
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    Not in single sittings, but very likely yes. I...

    Not in single sittings, but very likely yes. I have two and a half hours of commute a day. :)
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    Bent Knee - Say So David Bowie - ★ Knifeworld -...

    Bent Knee - Say So
    David Bowie - ★
    Knifeworld - Bottled Out of Eden
    Mike Keneally - Scambot 2
    Kate Bush - Before The Dawn
    Marillion - Fuck Everyone And Run
    Van Der Graaf Generator - Do Not...
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    I'm planning to set up the Rock n Roll Hall of...

    I'm planning to set up the Rock n Roll Hall of Relative Obscurity, and will start by inducting all members of Hawkwind past and present and asking them all to be there for the ceremony. Should be...
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    You can get your magazine within a week of...

    You can get your magazine within a week of shipping from the UK if you pay for the same postal service that you did for your CD shipping. This option is usually only available from third-party...
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    It's also the nature of the RRHOF's geography....

    It's also the nature of the RRHOF's geography. Expect Styx, Toto and Boston to get in well before King Crimson. Jethro Tull may well be next of the British prog acts by dint of having performed...
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    If you count A Tribe Called Quest prog then...

    If you count A Tribe Called Quest prog then you'll be pleasantly surprised at how soon another prog band gets in.
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    Good to see Yes rated up there with Journey.

    Good to see Yes rated up there with Journey.
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    I was there and while that cannot be captured in...

    I was there and while that cannot be captured in its entirety with a flat cinematic production, neither can it be with a studio mixed audio recording. It would be nice to use what's available and at...
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    You can start almost anywhere - she doesn't...

    You can start almost anywhere - she doesn't really repeat herself much, so each release has some unique merit. Perhaps start with her most popular - Hounds of Love.
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    275 Portobello Road, Notting Hill - for sale,...

    275 Portobello Road, Notting Hill - for sale, formerly Talkhouse Coffee, formerly The Mountain Grill Restaurant - "and in the grove, by gate and hill, midst merry throng and market clatter - stood...
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    It would usually be called whisky if you're...

    It would usually be called whisky if you're ordering the 'well' (to use American vernacular). It's also called just by measure - a 'dram' or a 'nip'. If you're looking for a particular brand, you...
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    I don't think anybody other than Steven Wilson...

    I don't think anybody other than Steven Wilson knows for sure what he whispers at the start of the title track from Porcupine Tree's The Incident, but I've always heard "You get to mow this shit". I...
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    I'm happiest with bands being diverse enough to...

    I'm happiest with bands being diverse enough to cross from requiring the audience to be quietly attentive to being actively engaged. Sometimes those changes happen between sets, albums, songs or even...
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    He'll play the small and mostly-standing State...

    He'll play the small and mostly-standing State Theatre in St. Pete on Saturday. It will probably be pretty packed and energetic. I think that it's probably a better venue for his current album than...
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    The upside of the loss of net neutrality under...

    The upside of the loss of net neutrality under Der Donald is that the won't be much bandwidth for the criminal underground and the CALEA wiretaps will expose the terrorists who steal from Spotify....
  36. Do you mean the hysterical bleating formed of the...

    Do you mean the hysterical bleating formed of the vile gas erucated from the peptic ulcer of the British tabloid press? The Daily Mail is about as reliable a source of wisdom and guidance as...
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    My eldest sister introduced me to Leonard Cohen....

    My eldest sister introduced me to Leonard Cohen. She saw him in the 70s at the Glasgow Apollo and as she described it to me, it was a magical concert where audience and artist connected and long...
  38. Thread: Prog T- shirts

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    I have a lot of band shirts. I keep them somewhat...

    I have a lot of band shirts. I keep them somewhat sorted in non-prog, space/kraut rock, prog rock and prog metal piles. Marillion/Fish have a pile by themselves.

    Among my current favourites:
    ...
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    We've had Brexit, The Cubs and Trump. I'll put...

    We've had Brexit, The Cubs and Trump. I'll put money on a Lamb-era lineup reunion, Eno included.
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    You make it seem like the artist is in control of...

    You make it seem like the artist is in control of this. Most concert tours are arranged through promoters because the artist cannot finance the risk themselves and most venues of any size in major...
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    The lovely Stephanie Bradley was running the...

    The lovely Stephanie Bradley was running the merch desk. The group to join on Facebook is 'Marillion and fans' which is a closed group that both Lucy and Stephanie participate in. I don't think there...
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    I'm sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy Wes' set....

    I'm sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy Wes' set. It's certainly something different to his usual - the new album is dense and it wouldn't have carried over to his typical solo format, so given that...
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    We've seen three shows - both nights in Chicago...

    We've seen three shows - both nights in Chicago and the Cleveland (ish) one. My favorite was the first night at Chicago - The Vic is a more intimate venue than the Hard Rock in Northfield. That said,...
  45. Only Lagunitas is a good problem to have, I make...

    Only Lagunitas is a good problem to have, I make a similar comment when local venues only have Jai Alai which is really a great beer. We're all starting to get spoiled for beer choices. :)
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    You're correct, Irmin chose not to play...

    You're correct, Irmin chose not to play synthesizers because he felt that the first generation did not have the immediacy that he wanted - instead he played a Farfisa Pro Duo organ, a Farfisa...
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    Correct - not only were the early albums two...

    Correct - not only were the early albums two track recordings, but they were also done by arranging the band around a single stereo microphone that was set up in the middle of the performance space....
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    They're all CAN albums, so they're each worth a...

    They're all CAN albums, so they're each worth a listen, but you'll not get a lot of repeat value out of much of the post-1975 studio work. As others have mentioned the retrospective releases are...
  49. If Eddie says he'll send you a box set that you...

    If Eddie says he'll send you a box set that you bought, he will - there's no need to keep reminding him every six months.
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    I have two tickets to the Boston show on Friday...

    I have two tickets to the Boston show on Friday 4th November that I can't use. General admission - they have a $60 face value but I'll take $60 plus postage for the pair of them. PM me if interested....
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    My suggestions for the Rock and Roll hall of fame...

    My suggestions for the Rock and Roll hall of fame 2018:

    Yoko Ono
    Phil Collins
    Courtney Love
    Chick Corea
    Umphreys Mcgee

    One of more of them should be able to end it.
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    My musical tastes have changed since this thread...

    My musical tastes have changed since this thread was started, let alone since I was a child. Although there's nothing I formerly liked that I actively dislike today, I'm probably not as keen on The...
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    Of the three song suites, I've probably grown...

    Of the three song suites, I've probably grown into The New Kings and The Leavers more than El Dorado. I do think that The Leavers would be a great closer - not only because they're about to leave but...
  54. George Martin, Glenn Frey, Lemmy, David Bowie?...

    George Martin, Glenn Frey, Lemmy, David Bowie? Lemmy died late last year.
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    Easier unless you want the East Coast to include...

    Easier unless you want the East Coast to include the Southern peninsular. ;) Sadly with everything else going on in November, I don't think I'll be able to do a midweek trip up to Asheville, though I...
  56. Thread: New Corima

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    Yes please. Will buy old-fashioned physical...

    Yes please. Will buy old-fashioned physical release.
  57. Allegedly: 25th November 2016 Before the Dawn...

    Allegedly:

    25th November 2016
    Before the Dawn
    Released on a 3CD set 19.99
    Or a 4LP set 75.99
    HMV are taking pre-orders

    catalog no: 0190295920166
  58. It's quite possible that it is simply that the...

    It's quite possible that it is simply that the news of the digital audio release has let slip before the news of a companion landfill release.

    From elsewhere...

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    It's in the trees...
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    MP3/AAC/Vorbis are lossy compressed. FLAC/ALAC...

    MP3/AAC/Vorbis are lossy compressed. FLAC/ALAC are lossless compressed. WAV/AIFF are uncompressed.
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    Google Translate suggested the following: ...

    Google Translate suggested the following:

    "Love Grobschnitt friends ...

    Even though hardly anyone was expecting it, we finally made it true and realized the long-awaited Rockpalast project....
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