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    At that point, They could seriously give the...

    At that point, They could seriously give the regular drum circle formed on the UC Berkeley quad right off of Telegraph a serious run for its money . :)
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    Man I don’t know why but the wheels have come off...

    Man I don’t know why but the wheels have come off in terms of my interest in Steven Wilson . This last record did nothing for me . No staying power unlike the prior ones.

    Compare him with...
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    Yup talk about integrity, Never sold out and did...

    Yup talk about integrity, Never sold out and did the nostalgia thing. Definitely took the highroad! Wound up being a record executive and discovering one hair metal band after yet another hair metal...
  4. Yup. I can see exactly why an American will be...

    Yup. I can see exactly why an American will be through confused by the sport there’s one team that’s out in the field and they are fielding, there is another team at bat and they are batting. The ...
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    I’m telling you, Relayer should do a tour with...

    I’m telling you, Relayer should do a tour with the band called Discipline :(
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    He has uncannily followed and shadowed, in terms...

    He has uncannily followed and shadowed, in terms of electric guitar gear, everyone of Bob’s moves. Except I think that Bob got rid of the Marshall stacks decades ago. Nonetheless: from the black...
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    Watch out for those demon drummers! This is not...

    Watch out for those demon drummers! This is not like forming a garage rock band And kicking out the jams, this is like 20 years of intense study with the master imparting the oral tradition which is...
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    DOOOODE. 8s......????? Wow.

    DOOOODE. 8s......?????

    Wow.
  9. Some people are hedging their bets on the Axe FX...

    Some people are hedging their bets on the Axe FX three to see if it first has polyphonic MIDI.

    If you don’t know what the Axe FX 2 is, Bob finally has two of them in his solar voyager or...
  10. The Grateful dead were so far removed from being...

    The Grateful dead were so far removed from being beholden to their so called hits, it completely misses the point of the Grateful Dead concert. The set list changed every night, which is why people...
  11. Watching Steve Hackett‘s weathering Heights...

    Watching Steve Hackett‘s weathering Heights Blu-ray currently and taking back to high school and college, when I saw Marillion get booed off the stage when they open for rush, it reminded me of a few...
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    Overall, except for the period of time from the...

    Overall, except for the period of time from the late 60s through the mid-1970s, which we know as the progressive period in popular music, perhaps very much an artistic anomaly, rock ‘n’ roll has...
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    Got nothing on Stardust. Hoagie fucking...

    Got nothing on Stardust. Hoagie fucking Carmichael motherfuckers !
  14. I like rush more or less for the period of 10...

    I like rush more or less for the period of 10 years from 1977 to 1987 from a farewell to Kings to hold your fire. Not a fan of anything that came before or after generally speaking. I never saw them...
  15. Well I remember a friend of mine who worked at a...

    Well I remember a friend of mine who worked at a pastry chef for a high-end restaurant downtown said she saw Geddy Lee walk-in and have dinner with someone who was clearly his boyfriend.

    That...
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    In Defense of Pretentiousness

    https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/feb/09/in-defence-of-pretentiousness
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    Note the incredible amount of respect as a...

    Note the incredible amount of respect as a musician Harrison gets in the article. His technical ability to play pretty much any genre of music seems pretty amazing
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    I always cringe when I hear terms like “jazzy,...

    I always cringe when I hear terms like “jazzy, jazz chops, jazz influenced“.

    Usually it has nothing to do with Jazz; it just means that they know their instrument very well and they understand...
  19. Import CDs is a scumbag service. They did that...

    Import CDs is a scumbag service. They did that before. Very poor. I never order anything from them again.
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    Maybe rock ‘n’ roll is experiencing what jazz ...

    Maybe rock ‘n’ roll is experiencing what jazz and popular music experienced in the 1950s? The “how much is that doggie in the window?“ Era.

    Which means something on the horizon must be next...
  21. Two questions why is NM even there at a...

    Two questions

    why is NM even there at a MacPhail book signing ? What relevance does he have in this context ?

    Why is MacPhail so important that he brought the guys back together for a photo...
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    I think ol Bobby Wilcox was playing a very...

    I think ol Bobby Wilcox was playing a very inexpensive Mellotron ipad app through a basic midi controller . How’s that for efficiency. :-)
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    And then my favorite record from 2015 Julia...

    And then my favorite record from 2015 Julia Hülsmann quartet and Theo Bleckmann “Kurt Weill in America”. You’ve never heard these standards played like this. Absolutely transcendent .
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    Anyone mention my favorite, the Album Ali Khan...

    Anyone mention my favorite, the Album Ali Khan Sahib did with Jan Garbarek in the early 90s??
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    I find that what has fallen by the wayside in...

    I find that what has fallen by the wayside in terms of listening are all the CDs that I ripped into iTunes, my entire collection, GBs terabytes full of stuff.

    So I either listen using the...
  26. First notes, first thing in the morning, first...

    First notes, first thing in the morning, first take, after coffee and feeding the cats, warts and all. “In her sad sad America“


    https://youtu.be/7C8nFLvGJqs
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    Pre “Jayneeee woot” pre -California JA accent...

    Pre “Jayneeee woot” pre -California JA accent sounds like a working stiff returning from the coal mines
  28. Thanks for the input John. I’ll check out “she’s...

    Thanks for the input John. I’ll check out “she’s leaving home”.

    Honestly, all I know about the Beatles are their hits. The other tunes on my list I mentioned were introduced to me recently ( for...
  29. King Crimson Ballads Generally, Cadence and Cascade in particular

    The fact that we now have four different vocal versions of cadence and cascade reminds me that These—ballads-are, despite the plethora of C and Cs, probably the most forgotten part of this band’s...
  30. Excellent read. At least one provisional...

    Excellent read. At least one provisional conclusion that appears, at first glance, a bridge too far on the way to a River Kwai—-

    Mel Collins, the “Mike Brecker of the UK”.

    Wow. I’m convinced...
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    “Big bold American sound “——Arena rock, AOR,...

    “Big bold American sound “——Arena rock, AOR, radio friendly, big choruses, dyads, fuzz guitar.

    “Epics” became part of a marketing tool, briefly for a couple years, after A&R men saw its...
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    1099910999
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    Got the same exception . Clearly a systematic...

    Got the same exception .

    Clearly a systematic problem then
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    I immediately put my order in for Sailors Tales...

    I immediately put my order in for Sailors Tales after Amazon cancelled my Weather Report box order that I had placed WEEKS ago and jacked up rhe price for that box from 90 to 155 USD.

    I realize...
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    The King Crimson Mega Box Sets

    With the addition of the sailors tale, I just put my pre-order in for that, it looks like we are completing the end of the cycle.

    I will now have all of them except for the in the court of the...
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    Clearly in dire need of financing for his planned...

    Clearly in dire need of financing for his planned 12th winter home in the South Pacific . :)
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    Just got notice from Amazon that my order which I...

    Just got notice from Amazon that my order which I had placed weeks ago was now cancelled because the box was “unavailable “.

    The link to the side shows it’s available but now for $140.
    ...
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    Tony L on working with 3 drummers “ Well, the...

    Tony L on working with 3 drummers

    “ Well, the big, striking thing for the audiences who come is the three drummers. It being King Crimson, it’s an unusual approach, but we carry it off in an...
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    Yes but was the sound of it “Delicate” ? :)

    Yes but was the sound of it “Delicate” ? :)
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    Keeping time is everyone in the band’s...

    Keeping time is everyone in the band’s responsibility. In the best forms of improvised music, East or West, every player must think and act essentially like a drummer.

    Except, it seems, in...
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    There is a lot of nuanced metric modulation,...

    There is a lot of nuanced metric modulation, rhythmic displacement and syncopation going on that would be impossible for one person to do. Cf, 5.50 minute instrumental break on Easy $. Try tracing...
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    Outstanding !! What a genuine, decent and...

    Outstanding !!

    What a genuine, decent and earnest cat.

    His thoughts about the clock always ticking and living ones life in accordance with this realization are profund.

    His re-telling is...
  43. Jazz Record Sales since the BEGINNING of Jazz to Now

    Since the very beginning of Jazz from Scott Joplin to Louis Armstrong to today, there have been a total of nine certified platinum albums and 25 additional certified gold records. In the entire...
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    Ripping to an iPod. .now what a strange,...

    Ripping to an iPod. .now what a strange, antiquated relic of eras gone by. :)

    Basically I listen to music two ways now

    CDs and blu rays and DVDs through a home HiFi (1970s term, no?) and...
  45. Compare this to European classical music: when...

    Compare this to European classical music: when you go to the symphony, nobody cares about the gender of the bassoon player. Often, many times, that person will most likely be a woman. In fact, most...
  46. Nope nope nope nope. That is an insane price...

    Nope nope nope nope. That is an insane price for a guitar that sounds no better, most likely than something you find at GC.

    The only thing that’s a bigger rip off is same amount or more for...
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    Thats got a National Geographic cover on it —kind...

    Thats got a National Geographic cover on it —kind Of out and worldly modal jazz, but definitely modal jazz . Very pretty beautiful record.
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    Yes.

    Yes.
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    As my friend said, he just kept playing one...

    As my friend said, he just kept playing one dominant 7th chord after another and never ever stopped.

    Dominant 7th Harmony = not just blues (the mastery of which was his initial entry way into...
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    Yes he was forced to use one. Desserted ASAP. ...

    Yes he was forced to use one. Desserted ASAP. Same with Keith Jarrett. Now joe Z and Herbie, they said, cool, bring it on, give me more.

    It worked for them because they viewed electronic....
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    No doubt. People like McCoy Tyner and Bill Evans...

    No doubt. People like McCoy Tyner and Bill Evans absolutely hated the electric piano because it destroyed all the skills and phrasing and abilities they developed playing the regular piano. This was...
  52. Listen to poly rhythmic interplay on Easy Momey...

    Listen to poly rhythmic interplay on Easy Momey during the 5.50 minute intrumemtal passage . Try tracing some of those rhythmic phrases on your lap. It all works beautifully, even one person’s...
  53. Is the 5.1 diffeent than the 5.1 that was...

    Is the 5.1 diffeent than the 5.1 that was released with the box set of albums a few years back ?

    I don’t even own a record player so what the hell would I do with the vinyl that is most likely...
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    Take the magicians bowling, take them bowling ...

    Take the magicians bowling, take them bowling


    https://youtu.be/AZL_3PDh_K4
  55. 5.1 Surroundsound “Fish out of Water“ in the works

    So says Jakko J in a recent interview. Nice.
  56. I was there. It was the best rock concert I’ve ...

    I was there. It was the best rock concert I’ve ever seen and heard.

    One thing that was different than going ro regular shows, , I brought to the show some binoculars, like I would do if I...
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    yep. Scott 1-4, and the Brel songs from that...

    yep. Scott 1-4, and the Brel songs from that period. Personally I don’t care for the excessively weird and superficially “clever” nonmusic for the sake of music stuff he’s been doing in the last...
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    My understanding is that the estate is asking for...

    My understanding is that the estate is asking for 100% of the merchandising. Which ultimately Dweezil would get 20% of as a beneficiary of the estate.

    So doing the math, 80% of the Merch.

    ...
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    In certain ways, he was probably speaking from...

    In certain ways, he was probably speaking from the heart . In other ways he chose his words carefully . Reading between the lines, The squabble is not over the name Dweezil but over the name Zappa....
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    OK never mind. read the thread. :)

    OK never mind. read the thread. :)
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