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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?
  17. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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...
  21. 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.
  22. 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...
  32. 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!
  36. 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)
  37. ...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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    About 5 years ago I found a CD copy of Sonic...

    About 5 years ago I found a CD copy of Sonic Seasonings to go along with my original vinyl. It is superb on CD. There are the "extras" as well.
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    Thank you! What a great resource.

    Thank you! What a great resource.
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    Its fascinating to read these posts about still...

    Its fascinating to read these posts about still feeling the loss so badly. I feel similarly. I have been knocked hard by the loss of other musicians...John, George, Squire, Lake, Wetton, Vasconcelos,...
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    I am still working through the logic of it all...

    I am still working through the logic of it all but will mostly route synths (of course) and the effects into mine so that I can minimize the re-patching I do currently when i need to use different...
  43. I nominate Tucsonan Pete Fine. He is a great...

    I nominate Tucsonan Pete Fine. He is a great electric guitarist that has played Zep to classical. Here is one of his best, a Concerto for Electric guitar. He also plays sitar amazingly well.
    ...
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    ...otherwise it feels left out. :) So what are...

    ...otherwise it feels left out. :)

    So what are you running through it? Synths only? Effects?
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    "Criminal Record" is criminally underrated. ...

    "Criminal Record" is criminally underrated.
    (Yes, I took the obvious road there.)

    But seriously, I really enjoy it. Just for the presence of Chris Squire and Alan White on several tracks is the...
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    Yup, I have been the recipient of that. :) It...

    Yup, I have been the recipient of that. :)
    It usually happens when we post a bit too soon...after all, many of us have 40 or 50 years of trivia in our heads and every so often it comes out slightly...
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    Rockin' good news!

    Rockin' good news!
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    Yes, he mentions it in several of his books. He...

    Yes, he mentions it in several of his books. He mentions reading signs, watching people, and yes, sending sticks out.

    (The amount of people that received letters and postcards from him over the...
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    Yes, very good. Thank you!

    Yes, very good. Thank you!
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    I just went full manual:...

    I just went full manual:...
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    I had a special bottle of The Macallan that I...

    I had a special bottle of The Macallan that I went to. The guy very much understood the magic of this stuff. So I savored it as he would.

    Exit the warrior...
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    Sure! I'm in. After all, he has so few solo...

    Sure! I'm in.

    After all, he has so few solo albums. ;)
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    Yup; its the place to start. They are all very...

    Yup; its the place to start.
    They are all very worthwhile.

    I have them all except for Travelling Music. But I just ordered that to complete my collection.

    In many ways, his least-known book...
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    Very cool, John. It really does sound intriguing....

    Very cool, John. It really does sound intriguing.
    Keep those updates coming.

    THAT RIBBON LOOKS AMAZINGLY COOL!
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    absolutely gutted. My hero. Just for his...

    absolutely gutted.

    My hero.
    Just for his words alone...
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    Yay! Please do give us your thoughts when you...

    Yay!
    Please do give us your thoughts when you come up for air!
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    ...and speaking of just got word about... ...

    ...and speaking of just got word about...

    https://www.musicradar.com/news/namm-2020-korg-arp-2600-fs-could-be-the-synth-reissue-to-rule-them-all

    Woswers!

    The 2600 was the first synth I was...
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    He was such a skilled and witty writer. And to...

    He was such a skilled and witty writer. And to me, a very underrated actor; look to his role in Bowie's "The Man Who Fell to Earth" for the proof.
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    I have the Deanston "Virgin Oak" and very much...

    I have the Deanston "Virgin Oak" and very much like it. If memory serves, I felt it was better off as a pre-dinner dram because of its more delicate profile. But a solid Sotch in my opinion. And yes,...
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    A KILLER Fripp solo. I love his work with Bowie....

    A KILLER Fripp solo. I love his work with Bowie.

    I found this:

    https://bowiesongs.wordpress.com/tag/robert-fripp/



    ...and some other stuff from a forum:
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