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    Yes, Rick Kennel said he was the Live FOH guy for...

    Yes, Rick Kennel said he was the Live FOH guy for Happy the Man from 1999-2006. He was involved with the live XM broadcast the band did.

    I too really liked the Oblivion Sun CDs and especially, his...
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    Oh thatís right! Good catch.

    Oh thatís right! Good catch.
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    So sad to her of Bill’s death.

    So sad to her of Bill’s death.
  4. Thanks so much!

    Thanks so much!
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    TRIVIA: Larry Coryell did this song as an encore...

    TRIVIA: Larry Coryell did this song as an encore in the late 70ís. He did a great version generally (if he wasnít too drunk).
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    Howdy Steve! I think I actually knew that; and...

    Howdy Steve!

    I think I actually knew that; and forgot. :)

    The SOUND of the bass with all its trebly goodness on the clip was what made me make the final decision. It really is ďyou.Ē

    As far...
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    Very cool sounding! I bet it is luscious. ...

    Very cool sounding! I bet it is luscious. Congrats on getting it and thank you for the initial impressions.
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    The lure of another signed CD (and that fabbo...

    The lure of another signed CD (and that fabbo "Glass Hammer" Post-It) did the trick for me. Well, mostly it was hearing the Rickenbacker bass on the teaser.
  9. Thank you! I will listen later.

    Thank you! I will listen later.
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    Yup. My frustration too. As well, they had the...

    Yup. My frustration too.

    As well, they had the Prog channel (Music Lab) and their original Latin Jazz channel. They were worth the price.
    But now it is just zillions of channels of the same...
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    Excellent! It should go rather well next to your...

    Excellent!
    It should go rather well next to your Deckard's Dream.
  12. Yup. And don't expect eye contact. THAT is a...

    Yup.
    And don't expect eye contact. THAT is a fate worse than a handshake for the newer gen.
  13. My fingers will be ready to click on "BUY NOW."

    My fingers will be ready to click on "BUY NOW."
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    The Mirrors Tour! In my opinion, the last great...

    The Mirrors Tour! In my opinion, the last great Genesis tour. I saw it at MSG in NYC. I caught the show where Peter Gabriel came out for the encore (I know What I like).
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    But in my collection. I very much count it as...

    But in my collection.
    I very much count it as one of the best by either artist.
  16. But that is the case with most every bandís...

    But that is the case with most every bandís footage, especially back in the day.

    But it has gotten worse. Ever notice how it has been done the last 20 years? You get at least half of a second...
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    I too am interested in extended guitars but I...

    I too am interested in extended guitars but I would not want super hot pickups; thanks for pointing that issue out.
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    Sounds very cool! You had me at "lights."

    Sounds very cool!
    You had me at "lights."
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    STEVE! Thanks for the update! I sure hope...

    STEVE!

    Thanks for the update! I sure hope things get better.

    Yesterday I was thinking how nice you were to sell me your CD of the Kompendium project.
    Thanks again!

    One day at a time...
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    Nah, all that is easy. My Gu-Zheng has 23...

    Nah, all that is easy.

    My Gu-Zheng has 23 strings.
    My home-made psaltery has 53 strings.
    My chromatic hammered dulcimer has about 3 or 4 times more strings than the psaltery.
  21. Absolutely! Kompendium is simply stunning....

    Absolutely!
    Kompendium is simply stunning. Sublime.
    I cannot understand why it wasn't much bigger. (I suspect it needed better promotion.)

    And a sequel would be wonderful.

    In the meantime, i...
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    You are welcome! I appreciate having the...

    You are welcome!
    I appreciate having the opportunity to crow about my pal's book.
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    Here is a great way to get a better sense of Brad...

    Here is a great way to get a better sense of Brad and the book...its an audio interview with Peter B. Collins.
    There are lots of musical examples too.
    ...
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    Thank you! I enjoyed the interview. Good...

    Thank you! I enjoyed the interview.
    Good questions!
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    I never remember what kind of links can be...

    I never remember what kind of links can be posted...I am a rule follower so I sometimes get a bit too concerned about breaking 'em!

    I don't think Steppenwold was in there. But sure, "The Pusher"...
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    You are welcome! And yes, I too am fascinated...

    You are welcome!
    And yes, I too am fascinated with the balancing act public people have to do. I bet it is difficult to always find the correct balance.

    The chapter on Peter Gabriel seems to hint...
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    If I recall correctly, of the three only Lee...

    If I recall correctly, of the three only Lee Greenwood is discussed.

    In a sense, he does exactly what you ask ("all sides of the protest music scene"I in that he attempted to highlight a few...
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    Lots of questions there! And of course i am not...

    Lots of questions there! And of course i am not sure my one read allows me to speak for Brad but...
    He does go into the the economics and economic wisdom that some of the artists thought about...
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    Sorry, you have to inform me via a song if you...

    Sorry, you have to inform me via a song if you are going to protest. :)
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    Ha, great to hear that I struck a chord for you....

    Ha, great to hear that I struck a chord for you.

    Pat's music just sucks in a focused listener due to the quality and depth of his compositions. He is a composer on par with our very best, methinks.
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    No Billy B. I checked with Brad as well as...

    No Billy B.
    I checked with Brad as well as checking the index. Brad said that it was really hard to not be able to cover everyone. The challenge was that he attempted to cover all genres for a 100...
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    Thank you!

    Thank you!
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    I am enjoying the PM/PMG/Lyle Mays love here. ...

    I am enjoying the PM/PMG/Lyle Mays love here.

    There are relatively few bands or individuals that can force me to listen to several of their CDs in a row (because the music is just so infectious...
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    ...hmmm...I am not sure. I'll check tonight.

    ...hmmm...I am not sure. I'll check tonight.
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    Absolutely. That chapter is a perfect example...

    Absolutely.

    That chapter is a perfect example of how Brad manages to do two things consistently. He points out facts that might not be commonly known but he also manages to find just the right...
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    Welcome! And thanks for the great post. Gracias!

    Welcome!
    And thanks for the great post. Gracias!
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    A New Book About Protest Music

    If it is allowed, I wanted to start a thread on a book called "Music is Power; Popular Songs, Social Justice, and the Will to Change" by my friend Brad Schreiber. I knew it would be chuck-full of...
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    An interesting interview.Thank you! He...

    An interesting interview.Thank you!

    He certainly stuck with his theme of questions, didn't he?
  39. Radio silence duly noted. Ok, I'll do the...

    Radio silence duly noted.
    Ok, I'll do the research then. :)

    http://www.thevinyldistrict.com/storefront/2015/03/graded-on-a-curve-be-bop-deluxe-axe-victim/
    ...
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    Its great to hear this positive feedback. Mine...

    Its great to hear this positive feedback. Mine came yesterday but I have not yet had an opportunity to spin it.
  41. In what way? Vocally? Or is the songs themselves?...

    In what way? Vocally? Or is the songs themselves?

    I really am interested in why you (and others) think this.
  42. Mr. Nelson's voice sounds like no one I have ever...

    Mr. Nelson's voice sounds like no one I have ever heard.
    His guitar work is so stellar and different that I cannot liken it to anyone else.
    And the material? Again, I just don't see anyone that...
  43. too much like Queen? Second rate Bowie clone?...

    too much like Queen?

    Second rate Bowie clone?

    Wow, some people hear BBD differently than me.

    I don't think ANYONE sounds like Queen.
    I don't think BBD sounds like anyone other than BBD.
  44. Sad to hear. He really was a fine interpreter of...

    Sad to hear.
    He really was a fine interpreter of Satie.
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    Thank you, John! A great review and you really...

    Thank you, John!
    A great review and you really whetted my appetite for it.

    I look forward to spinning it once it arrives.
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    Great post. It is normal to want to know...

    Great post.

    It is normal to want to know everything about our public heroes, especially when they leave us. We feel the need to want to close all of the loops and somehow make peace with it all.
    ...
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    Dang! I often think I understand how great of a...

    Dang!
    I often think I understand how great of a musician and a human Pat is, but he almost always manages to take it to another level when I read something new from him. This is such a lovely...
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    I want to be Steve when I grow up. Happy...

    I want to be Steve when I grow up.

    Happy Birthday, Mr. Hackett!
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    Very cool. Thank you for relating that.

    Very cool.
    Thank you for relating that.
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    Ugh! The hits keep coming. Lyle was unique....

    Ugh! The hits keep coming.

    Lyle was unique. What a lyrical voice he had. What he could do with one simple note! His fingers could individually control the volume of each piano note like few...
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    I love your review. And Supper's Ready as an...

    I love your review.
    And Supper's Ready as an encore? Wowsers!
    Tres cool!
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    Well, for me, the era that was Snow Goose and...

    Well, for me, the era that was Snow Goose and Moonmadness was defined by them not being able to do anything wrong. LOL. So I felt the tone was on-target. Now if we were discussing their complete...
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    Hmm...this wasn't good enough?...

    Hmm...this wasn't good enough?
    https://www.amazon.com/Sketches-Hackett-Authorised-Steve-Biography/dp/0955754232

    Obviously, the story told completely from his perspective will be considered more...
  54. What a nice treat to get a peek at the artwork....

    What a nice treat to get a peek at the artwork.
    Thank you!
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    Thank you! I am listening now. The lyrics...

    Thank you! I am listening now.

    The lyrics truly fit the times.
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    Isn't he such a nice guy? I have played with him...

    Isn't he such a nice guy? I have played with him (hand drums) in a concert and have chatted with him in our local musical instrument store. He is always so kind and chatty.

    And yes, he certainly...
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    Really? I'll have to go back to it. My memory is...

    Really?
    I'll have to go back to it. My memory is that I was underwhelmed.

    Thanks for bringing it up so that I could be reminded to spin it again!
  58. I listened to both Gordian Knot CDs yesterday and...

    I listened to both Gordian Knot CDs yesterday and remembered why I thought so highly of his drumming skills.
    (Of course, Bill B plays drums on two of the Emergent tracks)
  59. ...which is why I know him. What a great drummer....

    ...which is why I know him. What a great drummer.

    Very sad to hear. My thoughts go out to his friends and rellies.
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    [QUOTE=Bruno Sampaio Barbosa;952314]and:...

    [QUOTE=Bruno Sampaio Barbosa;952314]and:
    https://twitter.com/asiageoff/status/359176523086958593

    Well, it is kinda hard for me to refute this...I too think that vocals are the only weak thing in...
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