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    Sticky: Great album. Strong material. Lots of improv....

    Great album. Strong material. Lots of improv. Some nice shorter material as well. Time to revisit this classic Focus album.


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    Thank you! I’m in. It will be very exciting to...

    Thank you! I’m in. It will be very exciting to see it all.


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    Great quote from Linda Ronstadt, "Judy Henske,...

    Great quote from Linda Ronstadt, "Judy Henske, who was then the reigning queen of folk music, said to me at The Troubadour, 'Honey, in this
    town there are four sexes. Men, women, homosexuals and...
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    Thanks so much! I greatly appreciate it!


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    I've seen Santana a handful of times. The last...

    I've seen Santana a handful of times. The last time was sometime after Supernatural came out, or the next album. I went because a guy I knew had never
    seen him. It was all newer material. Both of us...
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    An icon in the Alembic/luthier world. My Alembic...

    An icon in the Alembic/luthier world. My Alembic Spoiler was made in 85, after Rick was gone, but his influence is still felt in the Alembic world. RIP Rick.
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    What a sweet story. :)

    What a sweet story. :)
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    My Husband The Rock Star by Shelley Duncan. Ten...

    My Husband The Rock Star by Shelley Duncan. Ten years of her life with Gary Duncan, from Quicksilver Messenger Service.
  9. I'm sorry for whatever it is you're living with....

    I'm sorry for whatever it is you're living with. Thank you for your kindness!
  10. My anxiety goes up and down. It is less since...

    My anxiety goes up and down. It is less since getting more information. I went to the first night of Passover Seder service last night at the rabbi's house. It helped. One kind soul of
    many said,...
  11. Thank you! I really appreciate it! My wife and I...

    Thank you! I really appreciate it!
    My wife and I had an hour discussion on the phone today with the orthopedic surgeon who will do the operation. He's a gem, and very experienced. He answered all...
  12. That's the plan! Thank you so much!

    That's the plan! Thank you so much!
  13. I had a Mohs done near my right ear. It didn't...

    I had a Mohs done near my right ear. It didn't ruin my non existent modeling career. It will be fine.
    It's a soft tissue sarcoma in my right calf. Thanks for your support!!!!
  14. I appreciate it! Music keeps me semi sane.

    I appreciate it! Music keeps me semi sane.
  15. Thanks so much! I am trying to have positive...

    Thanks so much! I am trying to have positive thoughts as much as possible. It's not easy.
  16. My sarcoma returned after 11 years. I thought I...

    My sarcoma returned after 11 years. I thought I was done with it forever. It's smaller and in a different shape, but that doesn't seem to matter. There is a group of Kaiser doctors called a Sarcoma...
  17. Thread: Birders

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    Wow! He must have left something in your dryer.

    Wow! He must have left something in your dryer.
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    More sad news. I'm so sorry to hear this. RIP...

    More sad news. I'm so sorry to hear this. RIP Gilbert.
  19. Thread: Birders

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    I've been watching these bird cams lately. I...

    I've been watching these bird cams lately. I really love it. Both are located locally.
    https://calfalcons.berkeley.edu/webcams/
    https://hdontap.com/index.php/video/stream/golden-gate-osprey-1
  20. Brian Auger had a band called Search Party,...

    Brian Auger had a band called Search Party, comprised of Bay Area musicians. He had an amazing guitarist named Ho Young Kim (Mighty Ho Young).
    This was the late 70s to early 80s. I have a fantastic...
  21. I thought they got the name from the cat in...

    I thought they got the name from the cat in Alien, but not possible.
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    Saw this yesterday. So sad. I saw Focus in 73 at...

    Saw this yesterday. So sad. I saw Focus in 73 at Philharmonic Hall. Bert was a fabulous bass player.
  23. So very sad and so very young.

    So very sad and so very young.
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    First saw them in 1970 at Tanglewood. The Who,...

    First saw them in 1970 at Tanglewood. The Who, Jethro Tull, It's A Beautiful Day. Sets on YouTube. Moved to the Bay Area. Played doubles tennis
    with David LaFlamme early 80s. He was a good player....
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    As if!

    As if!
  26. You should check out their albums before...

    You should check out their albums before Champagne Jam. Not a soft rock band. They had some lovely ballads certainly. They kicked ass live. It’s like calling Ambrosia a soft rock band when they had...
  27. Barry Bailey From The Atlanta Rhythm Section Passed Last Night.

    Barry Bailey died in his sleep last night. He was struggling with multiple sclerosis. The ARS were one of my favorite bands.
    They wrote so many great songs and were very different from other rock...
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    I totally agree. Amazing film! I need to see it...

    I totally agree. Amazing film! I need to see it again as well. RIP William.
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    International Rescue Committee and to a rabbi’s...

    International Rescue Committee and to a rabbi’s organization in Sumy, Ukraine. I was on a Zoom call with 700 people. The rabbi was from Santa Monica, California and resettled in Sumy. I hope he and...
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    Putin has shut down Instagram in Russia. Of...

    Putin has shut down Instagram in Russia. Of course.


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    Good for you! Every little bit helps. I've...

    Good for you! Every little bit helps. I've donated a few times. It does feel like there's very little we can do. Thankfully so many nations of the world are united and putting the
    squeeze on Russia...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_aFVlIcyFg The...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_aFVlIcyFg
    The first song I played when this all started. I can forgive the spelling, since it was 1972.
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    Arranged by Barry Manilow! I always loved this...

    Arranged by Barry Manilow! I always loved this song, first with They Byrds, then Jefferson Airplane. This is all right too. Sing it Sally! RIP.
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    Just started The Diary Of Anne Frank. Finally. ...

    Just started The Diary Of Anne Frank. Finally.


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    I got a Procol Harum live CD recently with Robin...

    I got a Procol Harum live CD recently with Robin Trower from WPLJ in New York, from 71. This is so terribly sad.
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    MX Fusion. Mexican fusion. Excellent.

    MX Fusion. Mexican fusion. Excellent.
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    It was a fantastic show at Yoshi's Oakland. The...

    It was a fantastic show at Yoshi's Oakland. The new album is uniformly excellent. They played the entire album at the show.
  38. Thread: Cream

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    I had a Cream tribute band until about six months...

    I had a Cream tribute band until about six months ago. Playing the Jack Bruce bass lines was big fun!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1N-A-kHHCpQ&t=75s
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    I've lived in the Bay Area since the end of 79. I...

    I've lived in the Bay Area since the end of 79. I was in an original band called Windstorm, a mostly original band called Aquamarine based in Marin,
    two Allman Brothers tribute bands. The first was...
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    Not a big fan of hers. As long as I don't have to...

    Not a big fan of hers. As long as I don't have to hear her "sing", I don't care what she does.
  41. Curved Air should have a new album this year....

    Curved Air should have a new album this year.
    Edgar Winter has a tribute album to Johnny coming mid April.
    Jeff Berlin’s Jack’s Songs got delayed again, for a short while, he says.
    The Barnstorm...
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    Get down with your bad self! Good for you! Still...

    Get down with your bad self! Good for you! Still playing bass with bands at age 67.
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    Both on CD. The Birth of Cactus-1970 is a brand...

    Both on CD. The Birth of Cactus-1970 is a brand new live album, from their first concert opening for Hendrix, The Grateful Dead, Steve Miller. 39 minutes of in your face rock!!! Bass solo, drum solo....
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    Cactus-The Birth of Cactus-1970. The Curved Air...

    Cactus-The Birth of Cactus-1970.
    The Curved Air Family Album.
  45. Thread: Patreon

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    Curved Air and Raze The Maze. Sonja Kristina was...

    Curved Air and Raze The Maze. Sonja Kristina was doing weekly Wednesday meetings on Discord. We listened to Curved Air
    albums and chatted while listening. Sometimes we would do video hang after...
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    I believe I've seen them four times. The first...

    I believe I've seen them four times. The first time was with my summer camp at Tanglewood in Massachusetts at $3 on the lawn. The Who, Jefferson Airplane, BB King-1969.
    Then they returned the next...
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    Another said day for the music world. Thanks so...

    Another said day for the music world. Thanks so much, Ian.
  48. I will have it! I love Cactus and have every live...

    I will have it! I love Cactus and have every live recording I can get my hands on. Thanks for the heads up!!!!
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    I saw Millie live once. Big fun indeed!

    I saw Millie live once. Big fun indeed!
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    Just came back from Protocol. Fantastic show and...

    Just came back from Protocol. Fantastic show and the new album is great. They played Protocol V in its entirety.
    Next week is Gunhild Carling, the Swedish multi instrumentalist/vocalist, with her...
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    Protocol V. It's fantastic! Can't wait to see...

    Protocol V. It's fantastic! Can't wait to see them tomorrow at Yoshi's Oakland.
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    Thanks so much! I just ordered it from Discogs. I...

    Thanks so much! I just ordered it from Discogs. I went to some shows from 68-71 at Tanglewood with my summer camp, but we were not taken to Miles' show.
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    I've seen Al numerous times. He's always great...

    I've seen Al numerous times. He's always great and interesting to hear him speak.
  54. Ok, where is the "to listen to" in Spotify?...

    Ok, where is the "to listen to" in Spotify? Thanks. Great tune BTW!
  55. Thanks for sharing. It's a book I want to read at...

    Thanks for sharing. It's a book I want to read at some point. I met him at NAMM. I got there right when NAMM opened and he had his camera. He was taking photos
    of possible basses for the next tour....
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    Naked Came The Florida Man- Tim Dorsey

    Naked Came The Florida Man- Tim Dorsey
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    It seems to me that the record companies have...

    It seems to me that the record companies have been uninterested in music that is fresh and groundbreaking for a very long time. There is always good music being produced.
    There's no appetite to...
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    I saw that. Nice celebration, though I so wish he...

    I saw that. Nice celebration, though I so wish he was still with us.
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    I hope he uploads more video of live shows in the future.
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    Another sad loss. Sadly, his anti vax stance did...

    Another sad loss. Sadly, his anti vax stance did him in.
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