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  1. It took me a bit to get into this one, but it...

    It took me a bit to get into this one, but it eventually won me over. I'd agree it is a little uneven, but it's help up really well over time for me, and I think was a strong statement for a debut...
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    Sad to hear this. Great memories watching Monty...

    Sad to hear this. Great memories watching Monty Python with my folks as a kid. He leaves an incredible legacy in TV, film and print; and as a warm-hearted person.

    Bill
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    Quite so, forgot about that. I think we were away...

    Quite so, forgot about that. I think we were away and didn't watch that Superbowl. But you're right, they had some good teams in that period!

    Bill
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    I think it's a really interesting and fun...

    I think it's a really interesting and fun Superbowl. I've got nothing against either of the two teams, the 49ers were always my NFC team, but have been irrelevant for so long I'd sort of forgotten...
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    Hard to know. The note I read said something...

    Hard to know. The note I read said something about him using occasionally for acoustic club gigs with some friends, another that he used it a a Max Webster event. Sounds like he digs it out from time...
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    Here's a video with the bass before the mods... ...

    Here's a video with the bass before the mods...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZYr_J9H54I

    Apparently this was the bass he used to record the first album.

    Bill
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    The teardrop bass is a modified Precision bass,...

    The teardrop bass is a modified Precision bass, to which a J pickup was added. It was originally a sunburst, bought by him in 1968. He has claimed the mods ruined the sound, but apparently he still...
  8. Nice! I recognize a lot of that from the album,...

    Nice! I recognize a lot of that from the album, which I'm spinning pretty regularly. Those are almost surely the players that helped him with the album. Very cool!

    Bill
  9. Interesting, not bad. Not really like the...

    Interesting, not bad. Not really like the Shimakawa or Hamasyan albums, but cool stuff. I might have bought their CD, but they have it on Bandcamp for 12 Euros (not including postage, I presume) and...
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    Coincidentally, I gave a fresh listen to NEC...

    Coincidentally, I gave a fresh listen to NEC today, inspired by this thread. Yowza! I recall not caring for this, and this listen reminded me of why. I just find Wakeman's vocal bits very...
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    As I understand it, it was touching the puck, not...

    As I understand it, it was touching the puck, not just the over-skate.

    Bill
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    Even I, as Bruins fan, have to sort of laugh...

    Even I, as Bruins fan, have to sort of laugh about that. I don't think they've won a shootout yet, but have been in like eight of them. This was surely the most creative and entertaining way to lose...
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    Played Permanent Waves when I got back from Vegas...

    Played Permanent Waves when I got back from Vegas Saturday. Played Moving Pictures Sunday. That was enough for now. Those albums were my entree' to Rush and will always be close to my heart, even...
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    AWESOME!!

    AWESOME!!
  15. LOL! Haven't given up yet, but if I sell, I'll...

    LOL! Haven't given up yet, but if I sell, I'll contact you. :D

    Bill
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    :lol Just having a little fun, just couldn't...

    :lol

    Just having a little fun, just couldn't resist that GG reference! I actually know nothing about the issues with the Knights, I don't follow the Western teams that much. However, I was in...
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    Of course it's GG's fault! How are you supposed...

    Of course it's GG's fault! How are you supposed to skate to all those odd time signatures and rocked up medieval madrigals? The team is obviously completely baroque, and this is the opportunity to...
  18. I got both the Kenta Shimakawa and Tigran...

    I got both the Kenta Shimakawa and Tigran Hamasyan's Red Hail last week when I was away. Spun them each twice since I got back. They're both good, but I don't think I've really penetrated either of...
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    :up Thanks, I'll be on the lookout!

    :up Thanks, I'll be on the lookout!
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    Thanks for the update, I'll keep watch on your...

    Thanks for the update, I'll keep watch on your site and email updates!

    Off topic, but do you plan to restock the Tasavallan Presidentti - Lambertland CD?

    Thanks,

    Bill
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    :lol

    :lol
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    Wow, we were in Vegas for CES last week and were...

    Wow, we were in Vegas for CES last week and were on Spring Mountain Road, not far from where this happened on Friday night. Glad you, or anyone as it appears, was not seriously hurt.

    Weirdest...
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    Looks awesome! When do we all get to visit? :D

    Looks awesome! When do we all get to visit? :D
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    I was working CES in Vegas when I got the news....

    I was working CES in Vegas when I got the news. Glad I was super busy, because it gave me some time to process.

    For me, this is a personal tragedy for a guy who went through some really tough...
  25. I'd say, LOL! :lol

    I'd say, LOL! :lol
  26. I bought one on Amazon for about $30 after...

    I bought one on Amazon for about $30 after sampling it here. The only copy still available there is going for $1,354.99, LOL! :p

    Bill
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    OK, it took me a while, but I've settled on a...

    OK, it took me a while, but I've settled on a nominal top-10 for the 2010s. Here they are, in chronological order:

    Areknamés - In Case of Loss (2010)
    Helmet of Gnats - High Street (2010)
    Nerve...
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    :lol

    :lol
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    The Cowboys need someone with a proven track...

    The Cowboys need someone with a proven track record as a head coach in the NFL, someone with clout and the status to not let Jones be the distraction he likes to make of himself. To me, Mike McCarthy...
  30. Wow, this stuff is also killer! Bill

    Wow, this stuff is also killer!

    Bill
  31. Didn't sample the whole thing, but I actually...

    Didn't sample the whole thing, but I actually quite like it. I'm not hearing much Magma at all, and the CMV isn't long enough to turn me off. Some very cool stuff here, new twists on familiar ideas....
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    As far as predictions for this weekend, Ill go...

    As far as predictions for this weekend, Ill go with these:

    Texans
    Pats
    Saints
    Hawks

    Bills, Titans, and Eagles could all make the games close and could well win, but my gut says they wont.
    ...
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    I agree, Ni Vent... Ni Nouvelle marks a departure...

    I agree, Ni Vent... Ni Nouvelle marks a departure from the first two albums. Things get a little less "chaotic," for lack of a better term and if my memory serves me. I'm going to spin all four over...
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    Tough one. Of the two Eccentric Orbit albums,...

    Tough one.

    Of the two Eccentric Orbit albums, the first one, Attack of the Martians, will always carry meaning for me, partly because of the absolute hell it was to get the thing done, and partly...
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    Great album. I'll give it a fresh spin and...

    Great album. I'll give it a fresh spin and comment more later.

    I have their first four on CD and like them all. Ni Vent... Ni Nouvelle might be my favorite, I always enjoy that one when I spin it,...
  36. Yep, done that a few times. :p

    Yep, done that a few times. :p
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    Sticky: I just received Pampa Trash's new CD, Burzaco,...

    I just received Pampa Trash's new CD, Burzaco, from Amazon. It's very strange, it's not on their Bandcamp site, and I can't find it anywhere else. But I got it from Amazon, spun it tonight, and it is...
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    Wow! Thanks for the update. FWIW, I'll be buying...

    Wow! Thanks for the update. FWIW, I'll be buying the CD when it does come out... in stereo! :p

    Bill
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    There's obviously been much ballyhooing about...

    There's obviously been much ballyhooing about this on Boston sports radio today. I think there are a few possibilities.

    The first, and most likely, is that Brady is hurt. Yes, he's denying it, but...
  40. I hear you. Back in the days before ubiquitous...

    I hear you. Back in the days before ubiquitous samples, Youtube, etc. I basically bought the albums that got a lot of attention; either in the magazines or on the websites in existence at that time....
  41. Me too. I've tried with BB and In a Silent Way. I...

    Me too. I've tried with BB and In a Silent Way. I get why they are important records, but they don't really move me. Hate to say it, but it feels like a lot of noodling around to me. Obviously some...
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    I can't read with any music going on, or at least...

    I can't read with any music going on, or at least I don't like to. I also can't work with music going on. Too distracting for me. Interesting question!

    Bill
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    I won't be merry until HoG releases a new album!...

    I won't be merry until HoG releases a new album! :lol
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    High Street is in my top 10. I haven't finished...

    High Street is in my top 10. I haven't finished my list yet, I'm re-listening to a few to select the last spot.

    Bill
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    I have this version on order from Discogs. Sorry...

    I have this version on order from Discogs. Sorry to learn it's not legit, but... c'est la vie, that was what was available. Glad to hear it sounds pretty good.

    Bill
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    Psyched about the Basta!. I just played their...

    Psyched about the Basta!. I just played their debut two nights ago.

    IMO, the last Nuova Era album was pretty bad. I love their first three and some of the 4th one, but after Return to the Castle,...
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    Just had a listen, very nice work. Reminds me a...

    Just had a listen, very nice work. Reminds me a bit of Nerve Institute and a Canadian band called The Rebel Wheel. Atmospheric, especially in the vocal, but also plenty of rocking grooves and some...
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    Update... I just ordered this on Discogs....

    Update... I just ordered this on Discogs. Definitely worthy of some serious attention. Thanks for the heads-up.

    Bill
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    I'd never heard this. Sampled the whole album...

    I'd never heard this. Sampled the whole album this morning. Not super fond of some of the vocals (though in other places they're wonderful), but the music is pretty cool! A Zeuhly vibe, but not...
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    Same here, a new album will be autobuy for me! ...

    Same here, a new album will be autobuy for me!

    Bill
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    It's not in the least bit audacious, but I also...

    It's not in the least bit audacious, but I also recommend Audacity.

    :)
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    Mounting a GK-3 is a pretty easy mod, I did it on...

    Mounting a GK-3 is a pretty easy mod, I did it on one of my old guitars. One thing I noticed about the unit you're looking at is that you have the option of just using the regular 1/4" cable. You...
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    Wow. I share your reticence about complex gear,...

    Wow. I share your reticence about complex gear, but I'll bet there's a ton you can do with that. Do you have a guitar with a 13-pin pickup, or will you just use the 1/4" input?

    Bill
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    I gave Movin' On a fresh listen tonight. A couple...

    I gave Movin' On a fresh listen tonight. A couple of things struck me. First, I guess I'd forgotten what a heavy VDGG vibe this album has, partly due to the flutes/saxes and partly due to the vocals....
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    A few of my top favorites from France missing...

    A few of my top favorites from France missing from the list above:

    Ghost Rhythms - Madeleine in particular, though Live at Yoshiwara is great too
    Masal - Any of their three albums
    Abus Dangereux...
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    Good album. Not a top favorite of mine, but a...

    Good album. Not a top favorite of mine, but a solid listen. Haven't heard it for a while, I'll tee it up when I'm back from vacation - may comment more after that.

    Bill

    Sent from my LG-H918...
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    Cool! I just read your reviews and will revisit...

    Cool! I just read your reviews and will revisit OP. Maybe I missed something. [emoji6]

    Bill

    Sent from my LG-H918 using Tapatalk
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    LOL, yep, that's where the monitor was (it looks...

    LOL, yep, that's where the monitor was (it looks like the same type being used on the floor, check out about 16:39, you'll see one that appears about the same size - probably has 2 12" speakers in it...
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    I'd stop short of calling Rudolph the...

    I'd stop short of calling Rudolph the "instigator." Garrett wrestled him to the turf long after the ball was gone and then pushed Rudolph when they were on the ground. That was when Rudolph reacted,...
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    Exactly, that's what I was thinking. I've surely...

    Exactly, that's what I was thinking. I've surely never seen one, but I've never been to the Rhone either.

    Bill
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