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    I never knew about this reformation until reading...

    I never knew about this reformation until reading the tributes yesterday, I too would have loved to have been at The Barbican.

    Over a lifetime of collecting music it is impossible to keep up with...
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    Never knock the Conference League, we are in it...

    Never knock the Conference League, we are in it next year (West Ham) so I’m all for it! Good luck to Feyenoord, I really hope that you win it and stick it to José, he’s had enough success.

    I too...
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    I was so saddened to hear this today, he was my...

    I was so saddened to hear this today, he was my age, which brings it all into focus. I still have my Microdisney vinyl albums and Fatima Mansions CDs, and I span the lot of them today. What a...
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    At half time I saw the score and thought they...

    At half time I saw the score and thought they were doomed, so that’s quite a turn around, but I agree you shouldn’t be celebrating mediocrity with such gusto, although I can imagine the euphoria...
  5. That’s so good to see, and it’s clearly been a...

    That’s so good to see, and it’s clearly been a huge reference source for The Musical Box. I wonder if the whole show was filmed or it really was just these snippets? I must watch again because I...
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    That was fun, I don’t think I matched your 20...

    That was fun, I don’t think I matched your 20 though, but was in the mid teens!
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    We are lucky with the Sky coverage, they really...

    We are lucky with the Sky coverage, they really upped the ante and their race weekend experience is second to none. With my Sky subscription I can get access on my phone and iPad too, so it’s with me...
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    It is 100% because of the Drive To Survive show,...

    It is 100% because of the Drive To Survive show, they are all watching it and chatting about it.
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    ^ It’s not just in America, there’s a whole new...

    ^ It’s not just in America, there’s a whole new generation watching that series, and for the last race I found my 21 year old step-daughter with eyes glued to the screen next to me. She has never...
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    I was in Rough Trade East on Thursday, I didn’t...

    I was in Rough Trade East on Thursday, I didn’t think to ask if they had a copy tucked away! I may be back there tomorrow though, so I’ll definitely search out a copy, as I am very keen to read this...
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    It is good news that they have found a way to...

    It is good news that they have found a way to continue the journey, and I will be looking forward to seeing how the sound develops with new influences and voices.

    I hope this does not come across...
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    Perhaps the biergarten is not your safest choice...

    Perhaps the biergarten is not your safest choice of destination then! Enjoy Berlin, it’s such a great city and there’s plenty other stuff to drink!
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    I managed to find the Record Store Day limited...

    I managed to find the Record Store Day limited release “Not About To Die - Studio Demos 1977-1978l in Rough Trade the other day, and I have to say it’s brilliant. It consists of demos for Chairs...
  14. I have a soft spot for Not As Good As The Book,...

    I have a soft spot for Not As Good As The Book, it connected back when it came out and I played it very recently and it still hit the sweet spot. I think all Tangent albums have something to...
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    Thanks Duncan I’ll look out for that. It was...

    Thanks Duncan I’ll look out for that.

    It was quite an experience, we were invited by the owner of Formula E, Alejandro Agag, who my partner has been pitching her business to. He also runs Extreme...
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    It’s not F1 but I’m going along to see the Rome...

    It’s not F1 but I’m going along to see the Rome Formula E, E-prix tomorrow. I’ve been here all week on business, though today was a sightseeing day, and as we don’t fly home until Sunday, it is a...
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    Yes surely most every book comes out in hardback...

    Yes surely most every book comes out in hardback edition first and is then followed up by softcover and potentially ebook at a later date.

    I personally do not think ebooks favour this sort of...
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    There’s only the U.K. publisher as far as I am...

    There’s only the U.K. publisher as far as I am aware, and that is Gregory Spawton’s Kingmaker Publishing, so it’s Burning Shed for orders, and you will most likely not find it discounted on Amazon....
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    So I went along to Wembley Arena last night for...

    So I went along to Wembley Arena last night for old times sake, and I have to say I rather enjoyed my trip down memory lane. They played a huge set, 25 songs in 2.5 hours with one 15 minute interval,...
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    It is still an interesting listen and a great...

    It is still an interesting listen and a great dance from the derivative Life Ian A Day, but I think Empires & Dance which followed quickly after again stepped up another level, brining a European...
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    ^^^ Perhaps Phil just doesn’t want to see himself...

    ^^^ Perhaps Phil just doesn’t want to see himself other than as the tambourine juggling frontman of the past, and so whilst the shows were a great way to sign off, they can be allowed to fade...
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    Funnily enough I saw Mel Gaynor playing drums not...

    Funnily enough I saw Mel Gaynor playing drums not that long ago at the Jazz Café, where we was playing with the reformed Brit Funkers “Light Of The World”, I was surprised to see him as I had no idea...
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    Great that you are enjoying the new one, yes it’s...

    Great that you are enjoying the new one, yes it’s very different in style, but I really loved the story.
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    It’s great to read a couple of recommendations...

    It’s great to read a couple of recommendations for this work because my interest was piqued, but then a good friend just couldn’t get on with the writing and his negative comments and ultimate...
  25. I have been enjoying a lot of Alfa Mist recently,...

    I have been enjoying a lot of Alfa Mist recently, he has a been quietly building a very decent catalogue.
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    Put me down for the early album camp, I don’t...

    Put me down for the early album camp, I don’t mean to be judgmental, but anyone who prefers the stadium era is plain wrong ;)

    I was such a huge fan that I stayed on course through to Street...
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    Resurrecting this old thread to highly recommend...

    Resurrecting this old thread to highly recommend a new biography of the band, Themes For Great Cities, by Graeme Thomson, it’s a fascinating read about those classic early years, when they produced...
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    I wonder if there will be any surprises for the...

    I wonder if there will be any surprises for the very last show? I saw Thursday’s gig and it was much better than I feared, musically spot on and vocally strong too, though Phil was showing signs of...
  29. RIP to Taylor Hawkins, he always gave the...

    RIP to Taylor Hawkins, he always gave the impression that he was enjoying every moment of every gig, huge smiles and enthusiasm and a huge talent. What a tragic age to depart this life.
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    It was certainly an eventful first race, and I...

    It was certainly an eventful first race, and I really enjoyed the three laps when Verstappen kept trying to grab P1 from LeClerc, it bodes well for the rule change bringing them into more overtaking...
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    Thanks, after the Spurs result yesterday, it is...

    Thanks, after the Spurs result yesterday, it is likely we are heading for 7th in the league, so we need to put everything into Europa and see if we can achieve something really special.
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    Well as a Hammer I’ve seen a few relegations...

    Well as a Hammer I’ve seen a few relegations myself, some were deserved and other times we have been very unlucky, we were sent down on 42 points once. It is clear you are in the fight of your lives...
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    The art experience is becoming even more immersive, there’s been a Van Gogh exhibition in London where they project the paintings onto walls and ceilings, and you experience it from within. I didn’t...
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    There was a bigger match for me at The London...

    There was a bigger match for me at The London Stadium, what a game and what a performance that was too. QF of the Europa League, COYI!

    Well done to Everton though, that’s put some daylight between...
  35. That’s a good observation Henry. I suspect...

    That’s a good observation Henry. I suspect Hackett never really had that life of excess as he was out of Genesis and pursuing solo pastures before the money truly rolled in, and so he has maintained...
  36. Such an interesting thread. From my own...

    Such an interesting thread.

    From my own perspective, I’m losing the energy for the live experience, certainly above a certain size hall. I’m 61 but have plenty of energy for exercise and activity,...
  37. Somehow I have never heard those extracts before....

    Somehow I have never heard those extracts before. I do hope he can complete and release this in some form. I am not really one for Patreon projects, there are only so many ways you can commit your...
  38. I have long loved Spirit, and especially those...

    I have long loved Spirit, and especially those first four albums, classics of the psychedelic era, and of which this is the highlight. I only saw them perform in trio format, when they occasionally...
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    I’m pretty miffed by this tbh, it was only the...

    I’m pretty miffed by this tbh, it was only the draw of Relayer that convinced me this time, it’s so watered down from the old days that I needed something unique to reach for my bank card. I suppose...
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    I too visited Ukraine on a cruise for my...

    I too visited Ukraine on a cruise for my honeymoon three decades and a wedding ago, we went to Odessa, cruised past the Russian fleet in Sevastopol and also visited Yalta on the Crimea. This was pre...
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    The Quadrophenia show I saw at The Royal Albert...

    The Quadrophenia show I saw at The Royal Albert Hall had the story played out on the big screen but also had guest vocalists, with Eddie Vedder playing The Rocker and Tom from Kasabian playing The...
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    Just picked up tickets to The Who Acoustic at the...

    Just picked up tickets to The Who Acoustic at the Royal Albert Hall next month, a charity gig for The Teenage Cancer Trust, who Roger is a patron of. They do something almost every year for this and...
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    I love a box set but they are coming so thick and...

    I love a box set but they are coming so thick and fast it’s impossible to buy all of the ones that appeal. I follow the Superdeluxeedition website and they often link to some bargain price sets,...
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    Feeling very down at the news from the East and...

    Feeling very down at the news from the East and the impotence of the world to protect and deter.

    Feeling worried for the generation I have raised. I have five, all who have performed superbly...
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    There’s something to be said for having...

    There’s something to be said for having everything in one beautiful set, but I can’t imagine I would ever get through all 50 discs, and I have the recent deluxe sets, so it seems one release too far....
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    I always loved his singing, and those early...

    I always loved his singing, and those early albums left an impression on me. I haven’t heard much of any recent work, but have a deep respect for him. RIP.
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    I only ever use “New Posts” and then I browse for...

    I only ever use “New Posts” and then I browse for those I’ve contributed to, and then scan the page for others that might appeal. I use “Go to first unread” all the time too. I only browse from my...
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    Well there’s a blast from the past! Although I...

    Well there’s a blast from the past! Although I never got over to a NearFest to meet in person I well remember your contributions from those early years of PE. I hope you are keeping exceedingly well...
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    I ignored SB until Kindness of Strangers which...

    I ignored SB until Kindness of Strangers which really clicked with me, and then I went back and picked up the earlier discs and enjoyed them too. I stayed on the journey until Snow, which I have in...
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    I think the damage didn’t get any worse, so I...

    I think the damage didn’t get any worse, so I hope they come up with a way to keep the shows rolling.
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    Sadly it is the best London has to offer, but...

    Sadly it is the best London has to offer, but it’s also way better than Earls Court or Wembley Arena ever was in terms of facilities and dare I say it acoustics. Although as an enormodome-venue it’s...
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    It’s canvas I think, very tightly stretched. I’ve...

    It’s canvas I think, very tightly stretched. I’ve actually walked over the O2, you are taken on a suspended walkway to a viewing platform and the. Down the other side, rather than the actual...
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    I fear we are going to lose the London shows a...

    I fear we are going to lose the London shows a second time as the roof is currently being ripped off the O2 by the extreme winds. It’s going to be closed for ages after this I imagine.
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    He has certainly been a great signing, and I...

    He has certainly been a great signing, and I think you are right, the injuries to Ogbonna and Zouma earlier in the season made Soucek have to shield the defence more than previously, plus Rice has...
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    I finally managed to find the CD set at a really...

    I finally managed to find the CD set at a really good price (£18 on U.K. Amazon at the moment)and have been enjoying the hell out of it. These songs sound wonderful in the hands of this stellar and...
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    Moyes thinks he can only buy to improve the team,...

    Moyes thinks he can only buy to improve the team, he has no concept of building the squad, we are paper thin. We have a great starting XI but no depth. Antonio is not on his game or is exhausted, and...
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    ^^ West Ham’s form is a little bit flat, the last...

    ^^ West Ham’s form is a little bit flat, the last three games we have not had the usual energy, though we didn’t lose any of them, and got out of jail a few times. I’m not expecting a win against...
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    I saw them playing Quadrophenia at the RAH, but...

    I saw them playing Quadrophenia at the RAH, but after the passing of the Ox. It was a Teenage Cancer Trust benefit and we paid around £150 for tickets, but that came with dinner, and was the only...
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    Yes this was work away from music or teaching,...

    Yes this was work away from music or teaching, presumably something that he could fit around his band commitments. Sarah said how much he enjoyed his work and meeting people, so there’s nothing wrong...
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    There was a moving post on Facebook a day or so...

    There was a moving post on Facebook a day or so again, where David Longdon’s colleagues had bought an engraved park bench for the local community to sit and remember him by. It was a touching gesture...
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