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  1. That we *know about*, anyway

    That we *know about*, anyway
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    the best suggestion i've heard (and used) is to...

    the best suggestion i've heard (and used) is to not answer the questions with real answers.
    eg: Q - What is your favorite color
    A - monkey

    (don't worry - i haven't given anything...
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    sounds like not all of the data was compromised,...

    sounds like not all of the data was compromised, but still a good idea to change your password.
    of course, you can't change your password, because the site is down.

    plus, it is another reminder...
  4. and reasonably accessible from albany too.

    and reasonably accessible from albany too.
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    hmmm...well, certainly plenty of small clubs...

    hmmm...well, certainly plenty of small clubs where there were only a dozen people, but not counting those:

    peter gabriel, 3 times (tho once was way off to the side...barely should count)
    mike...
  6. there's nothing *wrong* with that version...but...

    there's nothing *wrong* with that version...but he doesn't really do anything more that a faithful cover. i prefer when artists 'remake' the song, and get inventive with it. see, for example, annette...
  7. true that

    true that
  8. Ironically enough, it was Rocket Cathedrals, from...

    Ironically enough, it was Rocket Cathedrals, from Axe Victim.
    Why 'ironic'? Well, it was the only BBD song NOT written by Mr. Nelson
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    Actually, I am opting to skip the Brand X/Randy...

    Actually, I am opting to skip the Brand X/Randy McStine show due to the current COVID-19 issues. I am also going to skip Ben Watt (who, although he has worked with both Robert Wyatt and David Gilmour...
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    The presale code for glens falls is "KC2020"...

    The presale code for glens falls is "KC2020" (without the quotes)
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    i see that they will also be in Glens Falls, NY...

    i see that they will also be in Glens Falls, NY on June 16
    if anyone has a promo code to share, that would be great.
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    i saw them with their 3D tour maybe 4-5 years ago...

    i saw them with their 3D tour maybe 4-5 years ago in nyc. and, sure, they do just stand behind stands with laptops, but there is a fairly well done 3D presentation. having said that, even as a big...
  13. it is actually really odd behavior - using the...

    it is actually really odd behavior - using the same browser, i see all the dates (at least i think it is all of them) when i am at home. but if i remote into work, i only see RoSfest and Quebec....
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    whole tour? does that mean that there will be...

    whole tour? does that mean that there will be more than just the 2 days (not counting RoS)?
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    they are not on this page:...

    they are not on this page:
    https://www.theiridium.com/Events
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    I see that Brand X's facebook page (in the...

    I see that Brand X's facebook page (in the "events" section) no longer lists shows in NYC or Albany. Anyone know if they are still happening?
  17. The Iron Horse is a nice place. I've seen Richard...

    The Iron Horse is a nice place. I've seen Richard Thompson and Boiled In Lead there a few times.
    If Nektar wasn't playing in Albany (< 10 minutes from where I work), a trip to the Horse would have...
  18. I've seen BX thrice since they began touring...

    I've seen BX thrice since they began touring again a few years back. And Goodsall has been, from my perspective, the most inconsistent band member. The first time I saw them, it didn't look like he...
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    Well, if you believe their website: "Big Big...

    Well, if you believe their website:

    "Big Big Train will make our debut on US soil next year when we headline RoSfest 2020.
    We are delighted to be heading out to the States to play at Rosfest...
  20. Any news on if there is an opening band? I read...

    Any news on if there is an opening band? I read that Gunfly is opening for them in Europe, and that would be icing on the cake
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    well, if we are going with self-referential...

    well, if we are going with self-referential lyrics, i offer up the peter blegvad gem:

    Imagine a world where this was the only song
    & against your will
    You had to sit & listen to it all day long...
  22. just to add my 2 cents here: i missed the...

    just to add my 2 cents here:

    i missed the first year, but comparing this year to last year: major improvement. and i'm not talking about the bands at all. i want to give the organized a big 'thank...
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    Well, if we wanted a thread on really GOOD...

    Well, if we wanted a thread on really GOOD lyrics, it would be chock-full of blegvad lyrics, wouldn't it?
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    Those lyrics are....alright

    Those lyrics are....alright
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    I honestly don't know. I can't make it past the...

    I honestly don't know. I can't make it past the lyrics.
    I saw them live last year at Progstock, and don't really remember them. That's probably all you need to know.

    I'm sure others will...
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    I hate to do this, but I have to say I found some...

    I hate to do this, but I have to say I found some of Orpheus Nine's lyrics absolutely cringe-worthy:

    "Imagination
    waves its hand of make-believe
    toward a playground where
    fairytales unfold:...
  27. on a different note - this year we were too slow...

    on a different note - this year we were too slow to get a room at the Watt, which is such a perfect location - especially since it was close enough to walk to the concerts. this year we will be...
  28. that works for me, except for the fact that they...

    that works for me, except for the fact that they have a 90 slot on friday, but the vacated slot of saturday is only 75 minutes. as phideaux is one of the biggest draws for me, too, i would hate to...
  29. i didn't want to go there...lol

    i didn't want to go there...lol
  30. "Nobody" is probably also the cheapest, allowing...

    "Nobody" is probably also the cheapest, allowing the event to pocket more money for next year's bands. :)
  31. I'm going to go in a different direction: While...

    I'm going to go in a different direction:
    While I was looking forward to seeing IO Earth (and hope to see them next year), how about if they are replaced by....

    Nobody.

    Less is More. I know I...
  32. Thread: Roger Eno

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    i'll throw out the "super-group" channel light...

    i'll throw out the "super-group" channel light vessel, with Roger Eno, Kate St. John, Bill Nelson, and Laraaji
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    I was about to say Blegvad. Great wordplay. And...

    I was about to say Blegvad. Great wordplay. And can tell a story in so few words.

    And in the "not-really-prog-but-so-many-prog-fans-seem-to-really-like-him" category...
    Roy Harper.

    And...
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    i'm not sold on the fact that it gets more...

    i'm not sold on the fact that it gets more people. if i don't go (and i'm on the fence still), a lot of the reason will be that i don't want to start making a 90 minute drive at...well...who knows...
  35. Treehouse and Trillium...not familiar with them,...

    Treehouse and Trillium...not familiar with them, but their name makes me think that they sound like Coheed and Cambia
    :roll
  36. he's no longer supporting the scene :O

    he's no longer supporting the scene
    :O
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    the kingston ny show looks the same. 4 bands....

    the kingston ny show looks the same. 4 bands. sometimes more is not better - especially when you have a couple of hours driving to do after the show and then wake up for work because it is a...
  38. i feel your pain, ian. the more bands...

    i feel your pain, ian.

    the more bands announced, the more i'm thinking about just saying 'F*** It!', and go anyway
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    Such a shame. Loved his performance at RoS, as...

    Such a shame. Loved his performance at RoS, as well as the album.
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    Just checked out two tracks. This is really nice...

    Just checked out two tracks. This is really nice stuff. Sure hope they don't play. (Once again, I won't be there and so no one else should have any fun :) )
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    which was (bonus) rule 4 for this game. just...

    which was (bonus) rule 4 for this game.

    just saying...

    Ken (who is still annoyed that he probably will not be attending, and so is now, spitefully, hoping for a bunch of bands he hates. just...
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    miriodor would be awful...but only because it is...

    miriodor would be awful...but only because it is looking unlikely that i'll be able to make it this year.
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    which, if we go back to the original post,...

    which, if we go back to the original post, violates rule number 2.
  44. I was only there on Saturday, but I have to agree...

    I was only there on Saturday, but I have to agree with the majority of what was said above. I also thought McStine's set was a killer. I couldn't really get into the first 30 minutes or so of NDV's...
  45. Thread: CD Rot

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    love hammill, but if i could pick one disk of his...

    love hammill, but if i could pick one disk of his to rot, this would be the one. :)

    ymmv, of course.
  46. OK, one last question (I hope). I notice that...

    OK, one last question (I hope). I notice that Roxy & Duke's website says that for Saturday, doors open at 10, but the site the sells the tickets ( https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4261805)...
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    Probably a reasonable time/place to mention that...

    Probably a reasonable time/place to mention that Gungfly will be playing in NJ next saturday (6/15) as part of the NJ Proghouse 20th Anniversary. Not aware of any other dates in the US (but if there...
  48. hope you don't mind another question or two... ...

    hope you don't mind another question or two...

    how are things like re-entry (if we want to go out to grab food, for example) being handled? i assume outside food is prohibited. if we do leave for...
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    let's not forget another hammill track: 'sleep...

    let's not forget another hammill track: 'sleep now' from 'and close as this'

    and on the lighter side, and another "peter" - there is blegvad's wonderful 'daughter' (i'm not saying his daughter is...
  50. great! tickets purchased for Saturday. it will be...

    great! tickets purchased for Saturday. it will be a long day, when you factor in 6 hours round trip drive, but i'm sure it will be worth it. :)
  51. excellent. looking forward to purchasing 4-5...

    excellent. looking forward to purchasing 4-5 tickets (not all for me...that would not make any sense :) )
  52. has there been any news concerning if/when single...

    has there been any news concerning if/when single day tickets will be made available? i'm pretty sure i cannot do sunday, but would love to make saturday.
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    great first announcement. looking forward to...

    great first announcement. looking forward to more.
    and hoping i can make it again this year (3 in a row...woo hoo) - but i might need to drop my son off at college that weekend. uncertain still.
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    Interesting. The show last week in Montreal was...

    Interesting. The show last week in Montreal was pretty much 2 hours on the dot (probably because they had a 2 hour slot at RoSfest). And I thought the light show was excellent. Not quite Steven...
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    i'll be seeing them wednesday in...

    i'll be seeing them wednesday in montreal...please tell me that the opening band didn't play very long (half hour max...please!)
  56. any news regarding if/when single day tickets...

    any news regarding if/when single day tickets might be going on sale?
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    I'm not sure if it is enough to get me there. Not...

    I'm not sure if it is enough to get me there. Not sure if anything other than Eloy would be a 100% guarantee.
    But it sure as hell gets me thinking about it seriously.

    Of course, hearing this...
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    listening to this for the first time as i type....

    listening to this for the first time as i type. immediately recognizable as SS. doesn't sound like any time has passed. :)
  59. progday? please?

    progday? please?
  60. for me april 12 was supposed to be the night....

    for me april 12 was supposed to be the night. looks like i won't be able to make it

    if anyone is interested in two tickets, for hartfort ct (section 103, row u), please let me know
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