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    I saw Flower Kings for the first time on that...

    I saw Flower Kings for the first time on that tour at a pit of a venue called Jaxx in Springfield, VA. I had heard of the band from here, but had not listened to their music.
    It was time to see what...
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    Joy Division - Still - Shadowplay is awesome

    Joy Division - Still - Shadowplay is awesome
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    My wife bought me William Goldman's The Princess...

    My wife bought me William Goldman's The Princess Bride for xmas. A folio society printing. nicely bound, first edition-ish.
    And Neil DeGrasse Tyson ( with James Trefil ) Cosmic Queries from my MIL,...
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    Bent Knee - Audiotree Live show

    Bent Knee - Audiotree Live show
  5. Huuuge cost savings. Not a big difference in...

    Huuuge cost savings. Not a big difference in coverage. They just have to have a 'local' shove the mics in exhausted competitors faces to talk to Stamford.
  6. Their recorded stuff is uneven at best compared...

    Their recorded stuff is uneven at best compared to their live performances IMHO.
    I found the audiotree performance excellent, autotune included. Leak Water was spine tingling.
    I followed some of...
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    So much music is available at the touch of a...

    So much music is available at the touch of a finger, the weigh of the 'past' just keeps getting heavier and "new music" has just that much more to compete with.
    Casual music consumption has for the...
  8. Nice show. Love them live.

    Nice show. Love them live.
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    Thing is that many of the venues do have corners...

    Thing is that many of the venues do have corners and empty spots.
    Sacrifice sound and sight lines, but still the ability not to be totally crowded.
    2 months out, lots can happen, not all of it...
  10. Duncan, sorry for your loss. Never a good time,...

    Duncan, sorry for your loss. Never a good time, but these times are very trying.
    Seek Peace.
  11. Sticky: Seeing Mike Beck while he played was a big part...

    Seeing Mike Beck while he played was a big part of the experience. Eyes blinking, miming and moving through the forrest of percussion objects. Magical performance art.
    Later drummers could hit the...
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    There was a scattering of seats, a couple of...

    There was a scattering of seats, a couple of couches and bar stools but not organized seating and no VIP perks other than early notification.
    The room is sort of P shaped, with the bar along the...
  13. Sticky: One of my favorite albums. Pure Prog. Any...

    One of my favorite albums. Pure Prog.
    Any weakness is overwhelmed by the sheer awesomeness of the rest.
    I was lucky to have seen them several times just after the release of this album until they...
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    Historically there have been "secret shows" held...

    Historically there have been "secret shows" held there that are usually added performances or 'mash up jams' by featured artists.
    The Pilot Light is small, like 100 max, so get there early if you...
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    Show at the Pilot Light have been announced, in...

    Show at the Pilot Light have been announced, in case you need More.
    https://bigearsfestival.org/big-ears-2022-at-the-pilot-light/
  16. Love the band. Like the shows I've been to ( it's...

    Love the band. Like the shows I've been to ( it's been a while ).
    I've got most of their output. More might not be better at this point.
  17. The live coverage is ok. The primary fault I...

    The live coverage is ok.
    The primary fault I find with it is that NBC focuses on essentially highlights of a competition where an American or highly favored ( celebrity-ish ) competitor is winning....
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    When the scene is more important than the music.

    When the scene is more important than the music.
  19. NBC's level of suck his very high. Not enough...

    NBC's level of suck his very high.
    Not enough sports and too much "up close and personal".
    I miss the ( almost mythical ) ABC coverage.
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    I saw them at the Pension Building 7th October...

    I saw them at the Pension Building 7th October 1983 - New Music Festival ("Uncle Sam Mole Show"), Washington DC. memorable and very strange.
    The last of that tour, was almost a total disaster (...
  21. If you have a chance, watch Heart of a Dog...

    If you have a chance, watch Heart of a Dog https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4935446/
    A meditation on 9/11, the surveillance state, her dog, and death
  22. Thread: Birders

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    Determination. Are you looking at ME? ...

    Determination.
    Are you looking at ME?

    https://i.imgur.com/Aif0qBh.mp4
  23. I'm going to need one of those 5D optical...

    I'm going to need one of those 5D optical crystals that can hold terabytes of data.
    One cd is never going to cut it, never.
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    My music library ( Logitech Media Server ) does...

    My music library ( Logitech Media Server ) does some statistics.
    This are the tracks by the top 50 Artists ( minus Various ), so there may be some dupes due to collections and live/alt take/demo...
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    A tough question. It was the first 'real' prog...

    A tough question.
    It was the first 'real' prog show I attended.
    Happy the Man and Renaissance at Warner Theater in DC February 27, 1977
    It was wonderful and lead to 100's more great shows.
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    I thought the endings on the last couple of his...

    I thought the endings on the last couple of his books that I have read, ( Cryptonomicon, Reamde, and Seveneves ) I was disappointed in the endings. He's not the only writer I have this issue with,...
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    We got to see him in the summer of 1996 at Warner...

    We got to see him in the summer of 1996 at Warner theater in DC.
    Wow, it was a great show
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    Emmylou Harris at Wolf Trap 5/31/96. She had...

    Emmylou Harris at Wolf Trap 5/31/96. She had released Wrecking Ball, which was a significant departure from her previous material.
    We had seen her several times with her country/bluegrass band ( The...
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    The ticket stub I have matches my memory. It was...

    The ticket stub I have matches my memory. It was just Fripp and Belew, no Gunn.
    And if he had been there it might have been better. But no.
    I've seen many performances of Fripp, and a few Belew's...
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    Yes. I don't recall Gunn. Wanking for an hour. I...

    Yes. I don't recall Gunn.
    Wanking for an hour. I was not impressed.
  31. Thread: Birders

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    The Washington D.C. area is getting it’s...

    The Washington D.C. area is getting it’s (semi)yearly blizzard.
    8" in 5 hours. Not too bad.
    The birds are lining up for seed.
    https://goaskmark.com/picture_library/waiting4seed.jpg
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    And as if by magic Humanizzimo has come up in my...

    And as if by magic Humanizzimo has come up in my shuffle. Kismet.
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    Sure to bother some folks, but: Fripp and Belew...

    Sure to bother some folks, but:
    Fripp and Belew 9:30 club May 01, 1998 . I felt used. A joke that the audience was not a party to.
    also at October 08, 2006 Venue:The State Theatre
    Opening for...
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    This album is on my short list of greats. There...

    This album is on my short list of greats.
    There are a number of tracks that have the ability to stop ( or pause ) me and make me listen.
    Humanizzimo, Dissonata, The Pilgrims Inn...
    Every track is...
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    I would be happy to send them your way ( gratis),...

    I would be happy to send them your way ( gratis), unless you would rather buy them in a different format.
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    Dave Barry is still golden in this one particular...

    Dave Barry is still golden in this one particular annual column.
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    Just finished A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor by...

    Just finished A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor by Hank Green. The second half and conclusion of An Absolutely Remarkable Thing
    An unknown 'alien' entity sends a self replicating agent to earth to...
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    Jon Anderson at the Barns of Wolftrap (1/13/2004...

    Jon Anderson at the Barns of Wolftrap (1/13/2004 ). The sound man apologized for the sound mix ( it is usually immaculate ) in advance, saying that it was the artists request.
    It was horrid and...
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    An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green. A...

    An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green.
    A real page turner, read it this afternoon.
    An interesting take on sudden fame.
    I suspect it is in part a way of expressing in part how his world had...
  40. I just spent 2 40 minute sessions chiseling out...

    I just spent 2 40 minute sessions chiseling out my MIL's driveway. It's not done yet, it should be above freezing again tomorrow so it will soften up some more.
    She had it blown the other day ( at...
  41. Jake plays ukulele. Is a master at it. Jon, is...

    Jake plays ukulele. Is a master at it.
    Jon, is Jon. You get what you pay for.
  42. https://i.imgur.com/3PZU54F.jpeg

    https://i.imgur.com/3PZU54F.jpeg
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    Phil Manzanera - Out of the Blue Live ...

    Phil Manzanera - Out of the Blue Live

    https://youtu.be/ITeWU9nR-kw
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    Van der Graaf Generator The Sleepwalkers from the...

    Van der Graaf Generator The Sleepwalkers from the album Godbluff
  45. I have dropped out of the "fast food" scene for...

    I have dropped out of the "fast food" scene for the most part.
    Growing up, my family did not frequent places like that.
    My dad was a health inspector ( who trained other inspectors )and had a very...
  46. News of the day, some bandcamp and a new...

    News of the day, some bandcamp and a new Cuneiform album.
    Dear friends,

    - The Yang album"Designed for Disaster" will be released during the
    first months of 2022, Cuneiform Records is currently...
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    I tend not to want to go to 'pop' shows for this...

    I tend not to want to go to 'pop' shows for this reason.
    There is a great chance that people are getting together and have not seen each other for some time and want to catch up.
    And if they are...
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    My father was a fan and I inherited a bunch of...

    My father was a fan and I inherited a bunch of cd's from him.
    Good stuff if I am in the mood for that type of music.
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    D.C must be a horrible place to book. So many...

    D.C must be a horrible place to book. So many bands check off the DMV in Baltimore.
    At least it on a weekend night.
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    Alco Frisbass - Le Mystere Du Gue Pucelle

    Alco Frisbass - Le Mystere Du Gue Pucelle
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    Fixed that for you. Anything they can do to...

    Fixed that for you.

    Anything they can do to drive business to FedX and to a lesser extent UPS.
  53. I'll give it a pass, first thing in the morning....

    I'll give it a pass, first thing in the morning.

    ( Always upvote poop jokes )
  54. I would call myself a 'stick-in-the-mud'...

    I would call myself a 'stick-in-the-mud' "traditionalist.
    Eliminating 2, 4, and 8 would cause me no pain. Rolls are redundant, ham is for easter, and mac&cheese WTF? Yummy and all that, but I never...
  55. I would say a pretty loose core after that.

    I would say a pretty loose core after that.
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    yes -Siberian Khatru From the classic Close to...

    yes -Siberian Khatru From the classic Close to the Edge
  57. Were you able to obtain the required 'prep'?...

    Were you able to obtain the required 'prep'?
    Last year my wife was scheduled, but a lack of the prescribed 'jug o'flush' caused delays until it was cancelled for other reasons.
  58. Just me being a tech nerd, but, are your...

    Just me being a tech nerd, but, are your computers on wifi or wired connection?
    A cable/fiber connection or DSL type? Or one of the more recent cellular hotspot to home networks connections.
    Years...
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    Bill Bruford with Ralph Towner and Eddie Gomez -...

    Bill Bruford with Ralph Towner and Eddie Gomez - If Summer Had It's Ghosts
  60. Booster and flu tomorrow afternoon. Probably...

    Booster and flu tomorrow afternoon.
    Probably another booster in May at this rate.
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