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    :) I do hope so. I finally have a...

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    I do hope so. I finally have a passport, so that's one less hurdle in making it to some of those overseas music festivals/shows. But be forewarned: I may ask you to autograph my copy of...
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    For the last few years, I’ve tried to just come...

    For the last few years, I’ve tried to just come up with a personal “Top Three” for the year. This is gonna be a difficult year, because there have been so many good releases so far, and there are...
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    Wow, I had no idea he'd gotten married! And to a...

    Wow, I had no idea he'd gotten married! And to a beautiful lady, no less! That's great news. :)

    Just checked out his Instagram page. It's kinda heartwarming to see photos of him interacting with...
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    ^ Glad you’re liking this Frank! I agree about...

    ^ Glad you’re liking this Frank! I agree about the production and musicality. The track Evermore has some stuff going on that rattled my brain when I hear it, trying to understand what he’s doing....
  5. I finally got this album and am giving it a...

    I finally got this album and am giving it a listen. That first track, "Before You Know It"... Holy cow, what a song. :ipa

    Gonna enjoy this one I think. :)
  6. Thread: NP

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    Isildurs Bane & Peter Hammill - In Amazonia ...

    Isildurs Bane & Peter Hammill - In Amazonia

    First time hearing this one, finally!
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    Fair enough. :) I'm much the same way, but since...

    Fair enough. :) I'm much the same way, but since I like solo piano stuff I'm cool with this release too. :cool




    Totally agreed. Those two Sonicbloom albums are top notch. I keep hoping she'll...
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    It sounds like you'd be okay with her doing the...

    It sounds like you'd be okay with her doing the same thing over and over again if it was only the "Nords and fusion" approach, instead of what she wants to do.
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    Very good point.

    Very good point.
  10. :lol

    :lol
  11. As many as with Roine Stolt's lyrics? Probably...

    As many as with Roine Stolt's lyrics? Probably not. But Roine isn't from England either.
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    Thanks for the recs, Richard. :up I've heard...

    Thanks for the recs, Richard. :up

    I've heard of the Nels Cline Singers (great name), but never listened to them really. Kept meaning to check out this guy's stuff; he has so much, it's always been...
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    Great to hear! :D I haven't seen them since 2006,...

    Great to hear! :D I haven't seen them since 2006, and they put on a heck of a show. Curious to see how the new album songs translate live.
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    I thought it was obvious he was talking about...

    I thought it was obvious he was talking about living musicians, not the deceased ones. :lol

    He was exaggerating, but most of the people getting inducted are actively performing and not retired, so...
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    Sticky: Glad to hear you like it! That makes me excited...

    Glad to hear you like it! That makes me excited to hear this one. :D

    Planning to order from Wayside once Steve has it.
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    Muse - Simulation Theory :cool

    Muse - Simulation Theory :cool
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    Yeah he is.

    Yeah he is.
  18. I agree with this, although I do still really...

    I agree with this, although I do still really like Rutherford's lead guitar work on the later albums. It was just totally different in style from what Hackett brought to the band.
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    At the risk of being an outcast, I will say that...

    At the risk of being an outcast, I will say that Bluetooth headphones have changed the way I listen to music -- for the better.
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    Wilco was how I became acquainted with him (going...

    Wilco was how I became acquainted with him (going to see them in Birmingham, AL this Saturday! :D). He's a great talent for sure. Thanks for the heads up! :up
  21. :roll The question was about Steve Hackett, so...

    :roll

    The question was about Steve Hackett, so that's where his focus was.

    I swear, Tony just can't win with some people. He praises Steve, and then you criticize him because he didn't say...
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    I don't know if it's really a movie I would...

    I don't know if it's really a movie I would "recommend", per se, because it's brutal and disturbing at times. The real life horrors of war and the cruelty that comes with it... The fantastical...
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    Ditto. :ipa

    Ditto. :ipa
  24. I don't see any "slams" about Mike in that quote....

    I don't see any "slams" about Mike in that quote. He's right, Mike was just finding his way as a lead guitarist at that time. It doesn't mean that he was a bad lead guitarist, just that he wasn't as...
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    Works for me! :D

    Works for me! :D
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    Right on. :up

    Right on. :up
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    Niiiiiiice! :D

    Niiiiiiice! :D
  28. Nice! Let us know how it goes. :)

    Nice! Let us know how it goes. :)
  29. Awesome! Glad you had a good time. :D How were...

    Awesome! Glad you had a good time. :D

    How were the new tunes? Have you heard the new album yet?
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    No wonder he doesn't hang out here anymore...

    No wonder he doesn't hang out here anymore...
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    Same here. Pan's Labyrinth is a tough watch at...

    Same here. Pan's Labyrinth is a tough watch at times, but an incredible piece of storytelling. One of those movies that really sticks with you afterward.
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    :lol I had a feeling you didn't mean "pleasant"...

    :lol I had a feeling you didn't mean "pleasant" with regard to the subject matter. :D

    But I know what you mean. Of those groups, the only one I'm familiar with is Talk Talk (who I absolutely...
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    Same here! It's getting close to that time of...

    Same here! It's getting close to that time of year when the Änglagård style is appropriate once again. A chill in the air; leaves rustling in the wind... Makes me happy. :)

    I need to spin their...
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    The New Pornographers - In the Morse Code of...

    The New Pornographers - In the Morse Code of Brake Lights

    Their best in years, IMO.
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    Great, great movie. Heart-wrenching too.

    Great, great movie. Heart-wrenching too.
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    I knew who you were referring to. It doesn’t make...

    I knew who you were referring to. It doesn’t make a difference, despite what you may think.




    Could’ve fooled me.
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    You must have endured one too many "viscous [sic]...

    You must have endured one too many "viscous [sic] blows" from a ball-peen hammer. :lol After all, these lyrics are "execrable" and "nauseating word-salad". :roll

    I like those lyrics too, and...
  38. I agree with pretty much all of this, although I...

    I agree with pretty much all of this, although I do really like "Numbers".

    "High Road" is one of my favorite songs Roine has ever done. :up
  39. Doesn't brickwalled usually mean that there are...

    Doesn't brickwalled usually mean that there are no dynamics, because everything is loud? :huh
  40. I loved BoE too, but I really loved Desolation...

    I loved BoE too, but I really loved Desolation Rose as well. It was a different style for TFK, but it had some really lovely things IMO. "Resurrected Judas" has this autumnal feeling that reminds me...
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    Well, I just finished listening to my orange...

    Well, I just finished listening to my orange vinyl copy that arrived from Wayside. Very nice, trippy, spacey stuff. I dig it. :up

    Kavus — what a pleasure it is to have you around, man. I hope I...
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    Utopia Strong — s/t Very nice. :up

    Utopia Strong — s/t

    Very nice. :up
  43. Sticky: Always meant to listen to these guys but never...

    Always meant to listen to these guys but never did. I should rectify that.
  44. Funny, because it’s not strange to me at all that...

    Funny, because it’s not strange to me at all that this is the case.

    Roine’s lyrics may not always be grammatically correct English, but they get the point across — which is the important part,...
  45. I’m in agreement here. “Appalling” is not a word...

    I’m in agreement here. “Appalling” is not a word I would ever use to describe TFK’s lyrics. They don’t always work for me, but it has never impacted my enjoyment of the music. And since English is my...
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    Well, I finally gave it a listen last night with...

    Well, I finally gave it a listen last night with my younger brother (who is a bigger fan of Opeth than I am). He didn’t notice or comment on anything about the mix itself. I wonder if it sounds...
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    As a native English speaker, I could not care less about English mistakes made by someone for whom it’s a secondary language. I’m curious: How does he “mostly” lift metaphors and catchphrases from...
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    Those are good points. And after reading about...

    Those are good points. And after reading about Stan Kenton, apparently he was remorseful about what he did. That sort of thing makes a difference.

    I still like Michael Jackson’s music, for...
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    ^ Have you watched The Endless? Pretty weird,...

    ^ Have you watched The Endless? Pretty weird, creepy movie. One that fills you with dread, especially if you really dwell on the ideas presented. Kind of a cosmic horror movie. You may enjoy it!
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    I agree. Rush had some clunkers for sure, but...

    I agree. Rush had some clunkers for sure, but those lyrics were among their best IMO.
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    Yeah, I had to go look up some stuff on that....

    Yeah, I had to go look up some stuff on that. Sounds like she made peace with him afterward (she said that it was always because of alcohol, which still isn't an excuse -- like, at all). What a...
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    That is pretty amazing to think about actually....

    That is pretty amazing to think about actually. It never had any seasons that were "bad", or even sub-par. It was pretty much consistently good throughout.
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    Well, that probably means I'm going to like this...

    Well, that probably means I'm going to like this movie. :lol
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    Honestly, I think that’s one of the less silly...

    Honestly, I think that’s one of the less silly lyrics in the Genesis catalog. And bear in mind they’re my favorite band. But in the context of that song as a goofy experiment, I don’t really think...
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    :D And thank you for making your music,...

    :D




    And thank you for making your music, and just being an all-around cool guy. Believe it or not, I was listening to Scambot 2 just last week or the week before while at work. Tunes like...
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    Surely we have some common ground. We’re both on...

    Surely we have some common ground. We’re both on a prog forum after all. ;)

    Dancing, Wing Beat Fantastic, and Scambot 2 are probably my favorites by Mike. For Todd, I think it’s Hermit of Mink...
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    ^ So cool! Two of my most favoritest artists...

    ^ So cool! Two of my most favoritest artists working together; I'm excited. :D
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    Totally understandable. I'm not a huge Opeth fan...

    Totally understandable. I'm not a huge Opeth fan myself, but I have liked some of their stuff over the years. And of course, like you said, he has a wonderful voice. :up

    Have you heard the album...
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    This does bum me out to hear. :( I hope that in...

    This does bum me out to hear. :( I hope that in the long run the music itself is able to win out in spite of how the mix sounds.
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    I'm not falling for this again. |)

    I'm not falling for this again. |)
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