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    ^^^ but the 1989 tour drummer was not Kenney...

    ^^^ but the 1989 tour drummer was not Kenney Jones, it was Simon Phillips, who was a better match for the Who (but not for what I think of, these days, as the Keith Moon Memorial Orchestra).
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnpY46lOTX4

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnpY46lOTX4
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    Quite lovely...

    Quite lovely...
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    ^^ Lansdale is a national treasure. Currently...

    ^^ Lansdale is a national treasure.

    Currently reading Letters from Amherst, by Samuel R. Delany. Five long, chatty letters from the '80s and '90s. Very amiable, personal stuff. Probably not...
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    John Carpenter's The Thing. Creepy as af. Plus, I...

    John Carpenter's The Thing. Creepy as af. Plus, I got unexpectedly jumped by at least one spring-loaded cat (which this movie does not rely heavily on). I haven't seen the Howard Hawkes version...
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    No. He did not. He was touring keyboardist for...

    No. He did not. He was touring keyboardist for "Simon Dupree and the Big Sound," but when they morphed into Gentle Giant, Elton was never considered as a possibility: too piano-centric for the...
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    Then there is hope for a Dushanbe reunion?

    Then there is hope for a Dushanbe reunion?
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    Exactly. He may be a genius for all I know, but...

    Exactly. He may be a genius for all I know, but he's such an asshole that I can't give his music a fair listen.
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    No. He was the touring pianist for Simon Dupree...

    No. He was the touring pianist for Simon Dupree and the Big Sound for a few months. He did, however, audition for King Crimson.
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    I would say that this is the best live footage of...

    I would say that this is the best live footage of the 'Oo:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iIYi3VQ30g
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    Never heard of her before. Exploring. Wow.

    Never heard of her before. Exploring. Wow.
  12. So my father in law fell one time too many and...

    So my father in law fell one time too many and wound up in the ER for dehydration, massive weight loss, etc. He can't go back home (he's been living with my wife's sister) so he's been in a Skilled...
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    I think that progressive rock will ultimately go...

    I think that progressive rock will ultimately go the way of Jazz: a limited but highly-appreciative audience that just about replaces itself as people age out (or simply die), and supports a vibrant...
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    I still treasure my copies of My Friend God and...

    I still treasure my copies of My Friend God and Roger Kaputnik and God both by Dave Berg!
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    There are a couple shows from the current tour on...

    There are a couple shows from the current tour on BigO. I recommend the Philadelphia show. The mix could be better (sometimes can't hear the band for the orchestra; sometimes can't hear the orchestra...
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    Just read Mike (Teddy Vengeance here) Guest's The...

    Just read Mike (Teddy Vengeance here) Guest's The Aggrieved Parties. A very well done book, somewhere in the neighborhood of "thriller" but not exactly one. It's about several people in Japan,...
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    OK. Let's put this thread to bed!

    OK. Let's put this thread to bed!
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    Well, that's four and a half minutes of my life...

    Well, that's four and a half minutes of my life I'll never get back...
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    Sigh. This coming on the same day as the death of...

    Sigh. This coming on the same day as the death of Arte Johnson really hurt. Two big pieces of my misspent yout'.
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    ^^ Yes.

    ^^ Yes.
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    Yeah, the original Quadrophenia tour was pretty...

    Yeah, the original Quadrophenia tour was pretty much a disaster. One night Townshend heard from the audience, "Shurrup Townshend and let Entwistle play Boris the Spider!" And Entwistle complained...
  22. Mechanical copyright, if I recall correctly, only...

    Mechanical copyright, if I recall correctly, only covers the specific peformance, which is why an orchestra can copyright a recording of a Beethoven symphony. The actual notes are not subject to...
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    So you're saying that freedom of speech doesn't...

    So you're saying that freedom of speech doesn't apply to Bruce Springsteen (Jerry Garcia, whoever)?

    Pah. Might as well say that politicians should keep their mouths shut about politics. They have...
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    It wasn't Roye that caused that, it was Roy...

    It wasn't Roye that caused that, it was Roy Wossface the promoter. I know that. I just have a once-bitten twice-shy thing going here.
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    I've been burned once by the "special package"...

    I've been burned once by the "special package" Roye offered on the tour that never materialized.

    I'll buy the album when it comes out, I'll see the band if they tour here, but I'm not buying...
  26. The only thing in the middle of the road is a...

    The only thing in the middle of the road is a dead armadillo.
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    ^^^ Why should being famous mean you keep your...

    ^^^ Why should being famous mean you keep your opinions to yourself? It's not like anyone else does.
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    Statements of principle: 1. It is possible to...

    Statements of principle:

    1. It is possible to love both Magma and the Monkees; King Crimson and KC and the Sunshine Band; After Crying and ABBA; Henry Cow and the Cowsills. (OK, maybe that one is...
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    Best: Camel (live version of The Snow Goose on A...

    Best: Camel (live version of The Snow Goose on A Live Album)
    Worst: I'm sorry to say it, but the Who's current tour.
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    I've got some pretty good prog-based stations...

    I've got some pretty good prog-based stations I've curated over time. I'd share them but that doesn't seem to be an option any more.
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    There are indeed great hooks...

    There are indeed great hooks...
  32. Most unexpected - up to now I have been mostly...

    Most unexpected - up to now I have been mostly uninspired by her vocal work. I will have to reevaluate!
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    Wow. Nice.

    Wow. Nice.
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    Evading the point. There are some things you do...

    Evading the point. There are some things you do and must know without being able to define them. Defining things in words is ultimately a circular firing-squad, as you then have to define the words...
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    Ummmm, no. In any system of logic you have to...

    Ummmm, no. In any system of logic you have to begin with some undefined term or terms (even if it's just "the empty set", as in modern number theory). And real experience isn't as formal as logic...
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    Salman Rushdie, The Golden House. I'm finding it...

    Salman Rushdie, The Golden House. I'm finding it a bit hard to get into, but that's been true for me with past Rushdies (except the children's book Haroun and the Sea of Stories) and they've all been...
  37. ...and I'm 61...

    ...and I'm 61...
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    And USA advances!

    And USA advances!
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    Just read a weird little book called The Uncanny...

    Just read a weird little book called The Uncanny Valley: Tales from a Lost Town, by Gregory Miller. Reads like early Bradbury; 33 bitesized stories about weird happenings in a little town in western...
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    ... any plans for the West coast (he asked,...

    ... any plans for the West coast (he asked, breathholdingly)?
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    Basically, after playing one last concert for...

    Basically, after playing one last concert for Dave's 50th birthday (at the location of their first concert as the Kinks), the brothers Davies went their separate ways. Each released an autobiography...
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    Ummmm, "Fooled Around and Fell in Love" is an...

    Ummmm, "Fooled Around and Fell in Love" is an Elvin Bishop song.
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    So any word on when the reissue of the book is...

    So any word on when the reissue of the book is coming?
  44. Nice. I've read a bio of Moon, and it never...

    Nice. I've read a bio of Moon, and it never mentioned SLS.
  45. :up

    :up
  46. Sadly, this is bullshit. The basic idea is that...

    Sadly, this is bullshit. The basic idea is that Rael is "new" to the city -- which he refers to longingly as "my home". And castration anxiety? He volunteers!
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    One of my favorite composers. Favorite piece is...

    One of my favorite composers. Favorite piece is the (alas, fairly obscure) Swanwhite suite:


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  48. Umm, if you look at what I wrote, I in no way...

    Umm, if you look at what I wrote, I in no way implied that musique concréte was a productof the '60s.
  49. With due respect, it is music, just not...

    With due respect, it is music, just not conventional music. It is a lot like musique concréte and the taped / electronic experiments that had been going on for the better part of a decade.

    Useful...
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    No, Brian didn't finish any of Frank's books. ...

    No, Brian didn't finish any of Frank's books.

    What did happen was this: Herbert pére left an outline for an untitled "Dune 7." After finishing the "House" trilogy and the "Legends/Butlerian...
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    Preface: This is not directed at anyone in particular.

    It is my observation that any double album will bring about cries of "filler." Also often, but not always, "pretentious." Almost always...
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    Oh ... piffle. It's factually inaccurate. In a...

    Oh ... piffle. It's factually inaccurate. In a biopic. So nu? I mean, seriously, this is a picayune detail and - without having seen it - I'm willing to lay good money that something far more...
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    I love Dracula Dead and Loving It, but de...

    I love Dracula Dead and Loving It, but de gustibus. Brooks's low point was Spaceballs, which, weirdly, contains my favorite single scene in any of his movies (the diner scene).
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    I don't know it but it's definitely not the 'Oo....

    I don't know it but it's definitely not the 'Oo. Which is a pity, because they actually did write a Coke commercial once and Coke turned it down...
  55. Hey, knock yourself out; I regret that I didn't...

    Hey, knock yourself out; I regret that I didn't see them in their prime (my only Yes show was for the 90125 tour), but I don't begrudge anyone else their fun. And I'm going to see Crim in a couple of...
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    In the manner of TLev's "funk fingers"?

    In the manner of TLev's "funk fingers"?
  57. Frankly, it reaffirmed my belief that it's time...

    Frankly, it reaffirmed my belief that it's time for them to call it a day. They have a fantastic history behind them, but I don't see them doing anything that really continues it. Someone called them...
  58. Dude. Rock never does anything with dignity....

    Dude.

    Rock never does anything with dignity. Dignity so isn't rock'n'roll.
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    Whatthefudge?!?!?

    Whatthefudge?!?!?
  60. Grumble. All in the northeast.

    Grumble. All in the northeast.
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