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  1. Thread: 63 Up

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    I didn't realise it was time for another catchup...

    I didn't realise it was time for another catchup with this group - how time flies. I agree this is some of the most compelling TV ever made. The turns people's lives take are fascinating - and the...
  2. Thread: JAZZ Discussion

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    Auto-buy! Oh wow - that version of Blue World/Out...

    Auto-buy! Oh wow - that version of Blue World/Out of This World is just soooo perfect. That tone! Even now it's hard to convey just how incredible Coltrane was. If he was from any other country they...
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    You Don't Know My Name - The Kinks

    You Don't Know My Name - The Kinks
  4. Thread: JAZZ Discussion

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    Don't miss the 1965 classic Tony William's album...

    Don't miss the 1965 classic Tony William's album Spring - it has the unique lineup of Shorter and Sam Rivers on saxes, Herbie Hancock on piano and Gary Peacock on Bass as well as some truly awesome...
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    Then there's the quote from Neville Chesters the...

    Then there's the quote from Neville Chesters the famous roadie who worked for Jimi Hendrix, the Who and Cream and who was Greg Lake's personal road manager for a time in the early 70s. I can only...
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    Wow, need to look more into Walter Booth - this...

    Wow, need to look more into Walter Booth - this was about 50 years before Svankmajer did this - claymation starts around 5 minute mark..
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-gGpWpra-g
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    I take it as a supplement to my vegan diet and...

    I take it as a supplement to my vegan diet and the walnuts (and cooked tomatoes) for prostate health in general not for any existing condition. Never heard of Tamsulosin until your post.
    I suppose...
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    Yep, I eat a plant-based diet so D3 is a must.

    Yep, I eat a plant-based diet so D3 is a must.
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    I own and love just about everything by the Hogs....

    I own and love just about everything by the Hogs. Absolutely brilliant. McPhee can really squeeze a crisp, razor sharp tone out of his guitar.
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    First eye test in three years for wifey and me -...

    First eye test in three years for wifey and me - thankfully no cataracts, no macular degeneration and most importantly, given my family history, no glaucoma. And as a bonus my wife can reduce the...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3MzZgPBL3Q

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3MzZgPBL3Q
  12. Thread: JAZZ Discussion

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    I just saw this for the first time a few weeks...

    I just saw this for the first time a few weeks ago in a documentary about Kirk's life. What an absolute genius he was.
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    RIP Joćo Gilberto

    88 Years old - when he was in his prime he had a beautiful seemingly effortless guitar style - truly the master of bossa guitar.
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-48894651
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    That is really awful news - I loooooove his work...

    That is really awful news - I loooooove his work in the trio with Arild Andersen and Tommy Smith - a really adventurous drummer with awesome technique. This is a real loss and a damn shame.

    Here's...
  15. Thread: Group & Orchestra

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    I think my favourite pairing of rock band with...

    I think my favourite pairing of rock band with strings is Pete Townshend's 'Street in the City' from his album with Ronnie Lane - 'Rough Mix'. Don't know if this was ever done live with the ensemble...
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    Allerdings weißt du - Faust - Edinburgh 1997 ...

    Allerdings weißt du - Faust - Edinburgh 1997

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKuG3ZHMakU
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    I thought 'Smithereens' was excellent. I felt...

    I thought 'Smithereens' was excellent.
    I felt there was too much gratuitous sex in 'Striking Vipers' although, without spoiling for those who did not watch it, the episode did hinge on issues of...
  18. Thread: Sibelius

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    Not particularly known for his chamber music, he...

    Not particularly known for his chamber music, he did write a beautiful string quartet called Voces Intimae - and you might find a recording of a lovely piece for piano and cello called Malinconia.
  19. It could all have been very different if Bob...

    It could all have been very different if Bob Odenkirk had landed the Michael Scott role in the Office - he even did a cameo in a later episode when Pam went looking for a job away from...
  20. Beautiful - labels don't matter when the music is...

    Beautiful - labels don't matter when the music is this good. I love Armenian music - been a fan of Richard Hagopian for years, and Arto Tuncboyaciyan has this great band called the Armenian Navy Band...
  21. Thread: JAZZ Discussion

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    Terrible news - wonder if Steve Howe knows about...

    Terrible news - wonder if Steve Howe knows about this - he has often cited Kenny as a major influence.

    If you want to send the link through Twitter here it is
    ...
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    Sad to see some of the antics and poor...

    Sad to see some of the antics and poor sportsmanship of the Barca players - especially Messi rolling around like Neymar after being breathed on. They didn't need to resort to that - the Pool had an...
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    Giggy Smile / Picnic on a Frozen River, Deuxieme...

    Giggy Smile / Picnic on a Frozen River, Deuxieme Tableau - from Faust IV by Faust.
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    Prelude - Nothin' to Hide by Spirit from 12...

    Prelude - Nothin' to Hide by Spirit from 12 Dreams of Dr Sardonicus.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLTSFeWCvjU
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    After watching the song in the o.p. I wonder what...

    After watching the song in the o.p. I wonder what the AI machine would do if it was fed all of Captain Beefheart's lyrics. Would it come up with something that sounded 'normal'.
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    XTC - Love on a Farmboy's Wages XTC - Ten Feet...

    XTC - Love on a Farmboy's Wages
    XTC - Ten Feet Tall
    The Move - Beautiful Daughter
    The Move Blackberry Way
    Faust - Flashback Caruso
    The Kinks - Sunny Afternoon

    Do you sing in other languages...
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    I can think of only one instrument, other than...

    I can think of only one instrument, other than the human voice, which can be so personalized that it makes the player unmistakeable, and that is the tenor saxophone.
  28. Thread: Scott Walker RIP

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    Massive talent, incredible voice. One-of-a-kind....

    Massive talent, incredible voice. One-of-a-kind. What a huge loss to the music community. A leading light of the avant-garde now dimmed.
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    David Bowie - Hang On To Yourself (Trevor...

    David Bowie - Hang On To Yourself (Trevor Bolder)
    The Kinks - Rats (John Dalton)
    Faust - Giggy Smile (Jean Herve Peron)
    Gong - And You Tried So Hard (I think its Daevid Allen on bass)
  30. Thread: Tommy Emanuel

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    I didn't like that whole show that public tv put...

    I didn't like that whole show that public tv put together, I felt it was a bit twee. I much preferred when I saw him at BB King's a couple of years ago, a couple of guests for a mini-set of...
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    OK I'll do it! Guy walks into a doctor's...

    OK I'll do it!

    Guy walks into a doctor's office and says 'Doc I keep having dreams where I turn into Tom Jones. Is that normal?'
    Doc replies - 'It's not unusual!'
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    Yep Opera for me too for about the last 3-4 years...

    Yep Opera for me too for about the last 3-4 years - hate Safari with a passion and Chrome seemed to just suck in malware with every click.
  33. Thread: Classical music

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    Just watched this and was completely blown away...

    Just watched this and was completely blown away so I went to look for more info on the truly amazing guitarist only to read the horrific news that she was killed about a month ago when a truck hit...
  34. Thread: RIP Keith Emerson

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    True - I don't think Bach ever saw or heard a...

    True - I don't think Bach ever saw or heard a piano in his life.
    As for two saxes at once - I don't play sax but I imagine you could play two different notes at the same time and thus create...
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    Thank God this episode was saved for posterity. ...

    Thank God this episode was saved for posterity.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3X6vzvMa0E
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    Always felt the live versions of The Hunter and...

    Always felt the live versions of The Hunter and Mr Big on Free Live blew the studio versions out of the water.
  37. When my brother died we had to throw out his...

    When my brother died we had to throw out his massive album, cassette and CD collection along with most of the contents of his house including thousands of books for the simple reason he was a smoker...
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    Yeah the McKennas were kinda legendary back in...

    Yeah the McKennas were kinda legendary back in the day around Glasgow and Coatbridge - Ted and his cousin Hugh were in Alex Harvey's band and Hugh's sister Mae (who went to school with my late...
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    Will be 60 on St Paddy's day 2020. Can't wait to...

    Will be 60 on St Paddy's day 2020. Can't wait to retire so I actually have time to get back in shape. Working from home in front of a laptop is not good for anything - esp during winter. Hope to...
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    USPS has been delivering stuff for Amazon for...

    USPS has been delivering stuff for Amazon for some time and I don't think it has been a happy partnership. So much so that, at least in my area, Amazon has turned over deliveries of their Amazon...
  41. Thread: JAZZ Discussion

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    The foundations of my musical world are crumbling...

    The foundations of my musical world are crumbling away. I remember a fantastic set he did with his then-wife Thulani Davis and Don Moye at the Jimmy Lyons medical expenses benefit in 1986 - I still...
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    Link in the first post won't play for me - so I...

    Link in the first post won't play for me - so I hope it isn't the same clip as this......

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcQYt7xvA8M
  43. Thread: Where do you PE?

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    I am pretty much permanently logged in - my...

    I am pretty much permanently logged in - my laptop sits on a table and never moves from there. So does weekend logins include people who are already logged-in or just new log-ins?
    PE is one of the...
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    Curved Air had a modest UK hit with Back Street...

    Curved Air had a modest UK hit with Back Street Luv with Everdance on the B-Side. Also wasn't 'Fanfare for the Common Man' quite a biggie for ELP?
  45. Thread: Nick Mason CBE

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    Given that these are handed out by the Queen, I'm...

    Given that these are handed out by the Queen, I'm surprised Roger hasn't been given one for his services to fox-hunting.
  46. Thread: XTC ... any fans?

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    I always thought, when he went solo, Andy Fraser...

    I always thought, when he went solo, Andy Fraser of Free sounded like Paul Rogers.
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    Actually I'm referring to the new Black Mirror...

    Actually I'm referring to the new Black Mirror episode. I resisted watching it for about 24 hours and snapped and watched it today. Probably my fave Black Mirror. It's really quite innovative and...
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    Phaedra or Bermuda Triangle?

    I chose Phaedra.
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    Then don't join us when it goes private.

    Then don't join us when it goes private.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VprH5Y5tVg4&featur...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VprH5Y5tVg4&feature=share
  52. Thread: JAZZ Discussion

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    Totally mind-blowing array of talent on show here...

    Totally mind-blowing array of talent on show here caught on a very good night - can't believe this was 33 years ago - saw them in Scotland the year before with Julian Priester on Trombone - this...
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    Is there any way to find out when you 'actually'...

    Is there any way to find out when you 'actually' joined up - I show Nov 2012 but I think that was when we had the 'new look' board. I know I had been on for a few years before that.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fE5rSdtfhk ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fE5rSdtfhk

    Amazing to think that when Leo Sayer first came to my attention it was on the Old Grey Whistle Test - dressed as a clown singing The Dancer - he seemed...
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    I think when the gigs were first announced the...

    I think when the gigs were first announced the idea was for them to play BB King's - but that venue has since closed - don't know if they were unable or unwilling to find a replacement.
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    1. Sound Chaser 2. Everything else up to...

    1. Sound Chaser
    2. Everything else up to Tormato.
    3. Everything after Tormato.
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    Cherry Blossom Clinic Revisited by the Move -...

    Cherry Blossom Clinic Revisited by the Move - leads perfectly into the song.
  58. Thread: Your 3 Interviews

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    In that case my non-musical three would be: ...

    In that case my non-musical three would be:

    Bertrand Russell
    Vaclav Havel
    Stephen Fry
  59. Thread: Your 3 Interviews

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    Awesome list Here's mine Dmitri...

    Awesome list

    Here's mine

    Dmitri Shostakovich
    Charlie Haden
    Don Van Vliet
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    Very sad news. I grew up on the Move, Wizzard,...

    Very sad news. I grew up on the Move, Wizzard, ELO and anything associated with Roy Wood. I always loved the b-sides of the Wizzard singles where Roy would give one of the band members a chance to...
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