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    Tonight we watched The Mountain Between Us, one...

    Tonight we watched The Mountain Between Us, one of those films we wanted to make time for for quite some time - and of course, time is something we now have lots of. We both enjoyed it. Survival...
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    Sticky: Assisted living communities around these parts...

    Assisted living communities around these parts have been major hot spots, and the virus has ripped through a couple of them, resulting in the deaths of numerous elderly residents. It's not a good...
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    I count myself lucky to have all ten studio...

    I count myself lucky to have all ten studio albums on CD. Some of my favourite music ever! :cool

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    I totally agree.

    I totally agree.
  5. A message from Ian Gillan: For every action...

    A message from Ian Gillan:


    For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction...well, not exactly in this case; more cause and effect, where the latter is often greater than the former.
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    Watched 1917 tonight. Loved it. Spellbinding...

    Watched 1917 tonight. Loved it. Spellbinding cinematography and story, acting and score to match. Very well done. Thought about my grandpa a lot while watching, and other relatives on both sides of...
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    There are some great forgotten gems on some of...

    There are some great forgotten gems on some of those, I'm thinking of tracks I've always really liked like Making Memories, Before And After, The Twilight Zone...

    I don't listen to those albums...
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    I Am Woman by Helen Reddy

    I Am Woman by Helen Reddy
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    Sticky: Ontario: No more gatherings over 5 people ...

    Ontario: No more gatherings over 5 people

    https://www.inhalton.com/province-officially-prohibiting-gatherings-of-five-or-more-people
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    The wife and I have really been enjoying The...

    The wife and I have really been enjoying The English Game (Julian Fellowes, creator of Downton Abbey, Gosford Park, etc.) - highly recommended to anyone who likes a good British period piece that...
  11. Fair enough. These are big selling points for a...

    Fair enough. These are big selling points for a lot of fans though, it's a pretty solid boxed set for the fans of this period to enjoy, I think.
  12. This does have stuff you don't already own...

    This does have stuff you don't already own though. The complete live '82 show is previously unreleased, the 90 minute documentary is brand new, the surround mix is brand new, the book is brand new....
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    That sounds pretty good, actually.

    That sounds pretty good, actually.
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    Sticky: My wife did a Costco and wine run today, we've...

    My wife did a Costco and wine run today, we've barely set foot outside the house for the last ten days. Nice to get stocked up, but now it's time for another ten days or more of staying right where...
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    I got married on an Alaskan glacier, and the view...

    I got married on an Alaskan glacier, and the view from the helicopter was amazing. And there were tiny pools of water dotted everywhere that you could dip a glass in and drink straight from. It was...
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    And here I was, thinking I had already explained...

    And here I was, thinking I had already explained that. Live and learn!
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    Well, he's right though. There will be plenty of...

    Well, he's right though. There will be plenty of people going to see the show that won't even know what Supper's Ready is, much less find it enjoyable to sit through a strange, ancient piece of music...
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    He does, I agree. He talks so much slower, the...

    He does, I agree. He talks so much slower, the youthful energy is gone, it seems. Although he was quick to give a "No" answer (without elaborating) when asked if Chester was playing. :O
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    Good new interview, the guy asks some questions...

    Good new interview, the guy asks some questions you don't usually hear.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gd346I5NUes
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    Yeah, those terrible films like Carrie, Stand By...

    Yeah, those terrible films like Carrie, Stand By Me, The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, and Misery might have been better if they featured Ramones songs.
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    Thank you for that! :cool

    I've just read that Warners has closed their warehouse with everything that's going on, and this box is now postponed until the fall. Fortunately for the early birds that...
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    Did they like it?

    Did they like it?
  23. My interview with Pete Trewavas is now up! Hope...

    My interview with Pete Trewavas is now up! Hope you like it. :cool
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  24. Rest in peace, George.

    Rest in peace, George.
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    Tonight we opened some wine and enjoyed The Man...

    Tonight we opened some wine and enjoyed The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. Loved it, pure Gilliam goodness, and now I am back in my position of having seen every one of his films.
  26. I've just looked at the promo photo for this set...

    I've just looked at the promo photo for this set on the official Marillion page. I don't think that was ever real - I think that is an image they created digitally when they hadn't finalized what was...
  27. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUW7PvvbbO4 ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUW7PvvbbO4

    Sounds great! :cool
  28. It was a lot of fun. I always enjoy my...

    It was a lot of fun. I always enjoy my interviewing, but it's especially nice when the musician is someone as friendly and down to earth as Pete Trewavas is. I'll post the link when I've got it...
  29. Had a great Skype with Pete Trewavas this...

    Had a great Skype with Pete Trewavas this evening, 45 minutes long. I never finished my questions for him because WOW can he talk if you let him go! :D Great guy, very genuine, very appreciative....
  30. I have an early copy of this set and it's quite...

    I have an early copy of this set and it's quite nice. I just watched the 90 minute documentary which is interesting, but a little different this time around, as they are interviewed separately...
  31. Yes, although the cottage period was with Anthony...

    Yes, although the cottage period was with Anthony Phillips.
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    Ripping Yarns is an absolute classic. I love Red...

    Ripping Yarns is an absolute classic. I love Red Dwarf too. Ever see Brittas Empire with Chris Barrie? I loved it, although it wasn't a smash hit. Vera is good, but for that style I really liked...
  33. He was also a pretty shy guy, and by his own...

    He was also a pretty shy guy, and by his own admission had barely ever played for anyone outside his own bedroom with his little amp turned on very quietly. At the end of his first gig with the band,...
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    For sure, but then, that's faint praise. :D

    For sure, but then, that's faint praise. :D
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    I never need to hear Misunderstanding again, but...

    I never need to hear Misunderstanding again, but it does have a good little 'bounce' to it IMO. I prefer it to Alone Tonight, certainly. But both songs could be replaced by Evidence Of Autumn and...
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    I *love* Heathaze and Cul-de-sac. I also love...

    I *love* Heathaze and Cul-de-sac. I also love Evidence Of Autumn, the other solo Banks composition from those sessions (well, there were four if you count Guide Vocal).

    I've always quite liked Man...
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    Wow, the Outsider finale was pretty...

    Wow, the Outsider finale was pretty disappointing.

    Starting The Sinner season 3 tonight, and also going to check out Vienna Blood.
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    R.I.P. to a terrific actor who I always enjoyed...

    R.I.P. to a terrific actor who I always enjoyed watching.
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    Sticky: Poll: CDs all the way. I like vinyl LPs, but I can't be...

    CDs all the way. I like vinyl LPs, but I can't be bothered getting back into those at this stage of the game. I'll never be a downloader/streamer.

    For me, CD is the perfect format. I've always...
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    My guess would be that the 'new' version is in a...

    My guess would be that the 'new' version is in a different key.
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    It won't be long before I'm already sick of the...

    It won't be long before I'm already sick of the red-winged blackbirds, especially during mating season when they are dive-bombing and pecking at my head!
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    He said his playing in the middle section was...

    He said his playing in the middle section was "not played as well as it should have been". I don't think he meant he liked that section any less, he's just being critical of himself, as musicians...
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    I was chuckling the whole time, but when I got to...

    I was chuckling the whole time, but when I got to "Phil solo hits medley (only Steve on classical guitar)", I let out a hearty bellow!



    I'd have to scour for it, but it was from a fairly common...
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    A hundred bucks says they don't even consider...

    A hundred bucks says they don't even consider playing Pennsylvania Flickhouse. So typical of them to ignore the old stuff.
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    They were unable to locate it in the archives...

    They were unable to locate it in the archives around the time of the first boxed set, so sadly I think it's lost forever. Would be amazing if it was found though. Might be interesting to hear the "A"...
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    Wooden Mask!

    Wooden Mask!
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    Early glimpse of the upcoming set list...

    Early glimpse of the upcoming set list possibilities! :O :cool

    *** S P O I L E R ***

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    The problem with that is that Banks has never...

    The problem with that is that Banks has never felt the second half of the song was up to par with the first. I disagree, of course! :)



    That medley version of the song was atrocious. Right up...
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    From a photo I saw posted yesterday of Tony in...

    From a photo I saw posted yesterday of Tony in rehearsals, the track on the computer screen behind him was titled "New Duchess". Make of that what you will.
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    My wife loved it. I didn't watch it, but I did...

    My wife loved it. I didn't watch it, but I did like that actress a lot in House Of Cards.

    We recently watched Sanditon, which we thought was excellent, and have just finished Howard's End, which...
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    Whether you're being sarcastic or not, I happen...

    Whether you're being sarcastic or not, I happen to love Tony's work, particularly the last three orchestral albums, each one better than the last. I couldn't get Five out of my CD player for months...
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    Here are the bullet points for anyone who doesn't...

    Here are the bullet points for anyone who doesn't feel like reading those rants:

    - He's really mad.
    - The band (except Steve) don't like their early music, and they 'deny' the fans their...
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    I think people tend to overlook how difficult and...

    I think people tend to overlook how difficult and much more complicated it would be to include those others (I don't mean you specifically, Buddhabreath, I'm just referring to general comments I see...
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    Neal played in a light jazz fusion band called...

    Neal played in a light jazz fusion band called Windows in the 80s. There's no listing of his name anywhere and I don't think he recorded with them, but he played with them for about eight months....
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    Definitely some deep cuts pulled out, that's...

    Definitely some deep cuts pulled out, that's actually a strong set list, with only a few of the expected 'must plays'.

    Sure hope nobody whines about that... performance... of Black Sunday....
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    The new Unreal City is out in October of this...

    The new Unreal City is out in October of this year, and the Quel Che Disse il Tuono teaser is here: (my review is here in this thread if you scroll up)


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0f4vYRtYqog
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    I firmly believe both will return in full, with...

    I firmly believe both will return in full, with time.
  58. You forgot all three question marks - the sign of...

    You forgot all three question marks - the sign of any designer worth their salt.
  59. Well that sure looks legit! About as professional...

    Well that sure looks legit! About as professional an ad as I've ever seen.
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    The Birds is pure beauty.

    The Birds is pure beauty.
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