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    Glad you're back on your feet, Steve! Cheers my...

    Glad you're back on your feet, Steve!
    Cheers my ol' friend!

    Robert
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    Been watching this geeky show on Netflix, called...

    Been watching this geeky show on Netflix, called "Daybreak". It's an utterly cheesy, camp "end-of-civilisation" teen-ish series, but it features some humorous gore as well as Matthew Broderick, he's...
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    I was very saddened when I heard the news, I know...

    I was very saddened when I heard the news, I know his disease was incurable and the end was coming soon, but he kept busy, working on a few friend's albums.

    Still it took me by surprise and...
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    Hi Steve, I haven't been on PE in ages, but when...

    Hi Steve,
    I haven't been on PE in ages, but when I heard the news, I just wanted to let you know I was heartbroken about Kay's passing. I am thinking of you old friend, my thoughts and my heart are...
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    Here we go again. Sadly, two cancellations in a...

    Here we go again. Sadly, two cancellations in a row takes away every shed of credibility and dignity the band still had. Concert promoters will red-flag this band for good i'm afraid.
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    Yves, yes I'll check with him on the details of...

    Yves, yes I'll check with him on the details of the release and if there's a digital version. And you can count on the guys to have a big album launch release party, that's for sure.
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    a new band from Montreal: Huis

    Hi kids!

    I don't do album reviews very often (not as often as i'd like to) but I felt compelled to share this review I made in late November. I got an advance copy of the CD that will be released...
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    No Montreal date, Understandeable since they...

    No Montreal date, Understandeable since they played there this summer, but I guess they didn't take the chance to do another show there and play to a half empty venue...
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    I'll add Lars Hollmer (of Samla Mammas Manna) and...

    I'll add Lars Hollmer (of Samla Mammas Manna) and Alberto Bonomi (of DFA), both of which unfortunately, performed for the last time at FMPM before their death.
    And there's also Pip Pyle (of Hatfield...
  10. Thread: Nick Beggs

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    Nick was in Montreal in 2010 with Steve Hackett...

    Nick was in Montreal in 2010 with Steve Hackett
    http://www.progmontreal.com/arch/beggsbob.jpg
    Awesomely talented and odd gentleman! :D
    Robert
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    The Montreal show was incredible! Jon Wetton's...

    The Montreal show was incredible! Jon Wetton's voice was fantastic, and Eddie Jobson's performance on keys and violin was sublime. The sound was good and well-balanced (the Gesů is renowned for great...
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    An old classic that I never had the time to read:...

    An old classic that I never had the time to read: A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking. One of those that I wanted to read for a long time but never got to it. it's a used copy I bought in 2002...
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    Here's a more recent image of her in the TV...

    Here's a more recent image of her in the TV series Body of Proof. She is still gorgeous!
    http://www.entertainmentheartbeat.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Jeri_Ryan_Body_Of_Proof_2011.jpg
    Robert
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    I have a hotmail account I mostly use for...

    I have a hotmail account I mostly use for websites requiring e-mails for contests and stuff, and I use it also when I setup a computer to test the e-mail configs. I've had it forever. I mostly get...
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    Obvious spam message above. Robert

    Obvious spam message above.

    Robert
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    That's swell. ;)

    That's swell. ;)
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    And Steve would respond: Bah Humbug! ;)

    And Steve would respond: Bah Humbug! ;)
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    Bonjour! Enjoy PE and welcome! Robert

    Bonjour!

    Enjoy PE and welcome!

    Robert
  19. Never seen these priceline commercials. Funny! :D

    Never seen these priceline commercials. Funny! :D
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    Saga drops out of Cruise to the Edge....

    Seems something catastrophic (tragic) happened to one of the members, Jim Gilmour stated in his Facebook page, with an official statement to come soon. :(

    Robert
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    I know. He would be replaced by the bass player...

    I know. He would be replaced by the bass player of April Wine, which also plays for CTTE. ;)

    But in all honesty, I hope the remaining folks would put Yes out of its misery and call it a day.
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    I plan to make a t-shirt out of this: ...

    I plan to make a t-shirt out of this:

    http://www.progmontreal.com/arch/Yves_Yes.jpg

    Robert
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    We at PE should claim his mortal remains and give...

    We at PE should claim his mortal remains and give him a sendoff worthy of this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u44D3qKKGPU

    When I die, I want my ashes in a Folgers coffee can too.

    Robert
  24. Thread: Windows 8

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    Ah, A man by my standards! I do the exact same...

    Ah, A man by my standards! I do the exact same thing on all the computers I work with, whether for home or office, macintosh or PC. A properly installed and updated OS is always 1000% better ;) than...
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    Yves, the new Lino. ;)

    Yves, the new Lino.

    ;)
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    Funny that this episode was mentioned earlier,...

    Funny that this episode was mentioned earlier, yesterday evening, there wasn't much on network TV so I watched two consecutive Trek episodes on Netflix... Yesterday's Enterprise and The offspring....
  27. Thread: The Oscars

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    Will be watching with much attention ( I have...

    Will be watching with much attention ( I have made a living from the movie industry for the past 30 years ).
    Hoping for War Witch in the Best Foreign film category, director Kim Nguyen is from...
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    Another giant of the Canterbury scene. :( i'll...

    Another giant of the Canterbury scene. :(

    i'll pull out my old Soft Machine CDs tonight.
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    The City on the Edge of Forever

    I think you may refer to the 1st season TOS episode "The City on the Edge of Forever", probably the best episode of the entire original series. It featured a young Joan Collins, and the storyline had...
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    I believe I fall into this category... ;) I...

    I believe I fall into this category... ;)

    I have loved every series, even the much maligned Enterprise. T'pol was a hottie like 7of9. Sure there were some inconsistencies (the Star Trek...
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    I can imagine that, as his coffin slowly rolls...

    I can imagine that, as his coffin slowly rolls toward the cremation oven, you'll hear "Beeep!"

    I had an old bar code reader at home that actually uses a helium-Neon laser tube. It's a pretty thing...
  32. Thread: Windows 8

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    I am a mac user but I have several PCs and all of...

    I am a mac user but I have several PCs and all of them have Windows XP on them. Win 7 was a fine OS according to several friends (but I never tried it).

    Two of my friends are ITs and both warned...
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    Very sad to hear Kay had an awful time. Glad to...

    Very sad to hear Kay had an awful time. Glad to hear she's on the mend. And I'm sending good vibes to you and Kay, I can imagine any positive stuff will help you both. Take care old friend.

    Robert
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    That was way cool! It's great to get a glimpse...

    That was way cool!
    It's great to get a glimpse of the everyday life of your heroes!

    Robert
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    Year one of owning a 2012 Honda Civic 4-door...

    Year one of owning a 2012 Honda Civic 4-door sedan. Nice car, awesome sound system, very efficient on the gas and splendid roadholding... but uncomfortable.

    Just can't get accustomed to the low...
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    Excellent blog, Jerjo. Proud of my geekiness. And...

    Excellent blog, Jerjo. Proud of my geekiness. And being a graphic designer, i am surrounded by geeks of all levels, but I am a level-5 geek!

    Robert
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    An Apple Magic Trackpad, a bottle of Scapa 16 yrs...

    An Apple Magic Trackpad, a bottle of Scapa 16 yrs and a nice winter coat. I bought myself a Simple Minds box set and a few James Bond DVDs

    That's it!

    add: Oh, and the latest Diana Krall CD too....
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    My new year resolution? 2560x1440 on 27" iMac....

    My new year resolution?
    2560x1440 on 27" iMac.

    Podom bom, tchng! ;)
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    I love jazz as much as I love prog. All forms of...

    I love jazz as much as I love prog. All forms of jazz, with the exception of exuberant, hyper-rhythmic latino jazz with vocals, but even that, I can tolerate.

    There are few musical styles I...
  40. Agreed. Ray wilson is a GREAT singer. Loved his...

    Agreed. Ray wilson is a GREAT singer. Loved his contribution to RPWL. Good match with Steve Hackett.

    Robert
  41. NOOOO!!!! They promised! Damn tricksy hobbitses...

    NOOOO!!!! They promised! Damn tricksy hobbitses...
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    Definitely guitar-centric. Also bought this one...

    Definitely guitar-centric. Also bought this one before the original release. I do prefer it. So now it's a "rare" discontinued item? Mhhhh! (as Bob types www.ebay.ca...) ;)

    Robert
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    Just heard about it. :( Thank you Gerry for...

    Just heard about it. :(

    Thank you Gerry for Space 1999, for the uber-cool UFO, for Thunderbirds and all the crazy "marionation" stuff! RIP!

    Robert
  44. Thread: Tinnitus

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    I suffer from tinnitus, ever since the early...

    I suffer from tinnitus, ever since the early 1980's. Probable cause is being front-row left at a Ted Nugent show (Wango Tango tour) in early 1981... (Fuck you Ted Nugent and please die soon). Took...
  45. Very well put. Never seen such an accurate and...

    Very well put. Never seen such an accurate and emotional description in so few words! I might borrow this at some point, would that be okay Amy?

    Robert
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    Wow! :O Color me ignorant... I admit I am not...

    Wow! :O Color me ignorant... I admit I am not well versed in the Styx discography... but I thought I was familiar with all of their stuff, and I swear that I *never* have heard or seen this album! I...
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    Everyone knows that Yves is a massive fan of...

    Everyone knows that Yves is a massive fan of Gandalf:
    http://www.gandalf.at/index.php

    ;)
    Robert
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    Well I like the new forum, kind of reminds me of...

    Well I like the new forum, kind of reminds me of the Portnoy forum. I think it uses the same type of database. Only a few minor things annoy me a bit... like the access to private threads which is a...
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    Well I splurged! I was waiting for an order at...

    Well I splurged! I was waiting for an order at the restaurant and wandered to FreeSon and saw they had 5X5 at $25!
    Been listening to it since this morning. A lot of music on these six CDs!!! A...
  50. I always remember my first prog show with much...

    I always remember my first prog show with much fondness, it was this little trio from Kernada... Rush at the Montreal Forum in 1981! From that point, i've seen ELP, Genesis, Yes, Gilmour, Saga and...
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    Argh. I have all their early stuff on vinyl,...

    Argh. I have all their early stuff on vinyl, including rare EPs and singles. I really like them but I don't know if it's worth my time to rip the old vinyls to MP3s... I could buy that 5x5 thing...
  52. I have no idea what you are talking about! :meh ...

    I have no idea what you are talking about! :meh

    Robert
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    Always been fascinated by astronomy, cosmology...

    Always been fascinated by astronomy, cosmology and stuff of that kind. Yesterday, I was reading about this supermassive black hole (not the Muse song) recently discovered...

    "A supermassive black...
  54. Some of my "contemporary" favorites are: Echolyn...

    Some of my "contemporary" favorites are:
    Echolyn - Mei
    IQ - The Seventh House
    Porcupine - Voyage 34

    one that hasn't been mentioned yet and deserves a big kudos is
    Frogg Café - Waterfall...
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    I Always eat fries with mayo (depending on...

    I Always eat fries with mayo (depending on availability). Otherwise, i'll have ketchup, but I do prefer mayo. Hellman's in particular, i just love it.

    The only food that truly requires ketchup (a...
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    Very interesting, so basically another...

    Very interesting, so basically another supervillain from the past returns to haunt Kirk. No spoiler names mentioned, but yeah, it's pretty cool to get the ST-TOS to link back to the latest...
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    I was aware of the Howlin' Wolf cover, but didn't...

    I was aware of the Howlin' Wolf cover, but didn't know about all of the other uncredited covers, Damn! :O

    Robert
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    Listening to Camel's Nude. Fun to dust off the...

    Listening to Camel's Nude. Fun to dust off the old classics from time to time.

    Robert
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    That trailer is pretty awesome. Uncle roddenberry...

    That trailer is pretty awesome. Uncle roddenberry is happy! :D
    I know exactly where i'll be on May 17 around 9:00 PM!!! LOL!
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    Reading George Takei's "Oh Myyy". A great read. ...

    Reading George Takei's "Oh Myyy". A great read. Just off the first few chapters (on social medias) but so far, it's pretty fun!

    Robert
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