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    I went back and looked at the review again, and,...

    I went back and looked at the review again, and, uh, yeah. If you're rambling on about the Silver Surfer, Galactus, and Happy Days, chances are you're more concerned with being witty than actually...
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    Bless you stalwarts who pushed thru that whole...

    Bless you stalwarts who pushed thru that whole Classic Rock review. After the fourth "...sounds like [other musician or song]" without any actual analysis of the music, I stopped reading. Telling us...
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    I was just coming here to ask if anyone else felt...

    I was just coming here to ask if anyone else felt that they were just throwing subtlety to the wind on this tour, after seeing the Beacon show last night. Not in a bad way by any means, but last...
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    This was a fun little experiment, definitely plan...

    This was a fun little experiment, definitely plan on taking a more structured approach to doing stuff like this. Three elements, a kinda dense looped soundscape over randomish Logic generated drum...
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    I like the tune and ain't trying to start...

    I like the tune and ain't trying to start anything, but it amused me that... the first few listens I couldn't place what other Yes music the ascending acoustic gtr phrase that enters around 2:30...
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    Holy crap I haven't listened to this Crimson Jazz...

    Holy crap I haven't listened to this Crimson Jazz Trio album in a while and the rendition of Three of a Perfect Pair is off the hook.
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    This one perhaps? https://youtu.be/AOdmk85YyWo...

    This one perhaps?

    https://youtu.be/AOdmk85YyWo

    Also, no mention yet of Ian Wallace's great two jazz trio tribute albums?


    https://youtu.be/L2zCZRBDOHU
  8. Yeah, I'm surprised there isn't more buzz here...

    Yeah, I'm surprised there isn't more buzz here for this album. It's phenobarbitals

    No, it's phenomenal, but auto complete wanted me to type phenobarbitals and that seemed like a fun word.

    It's...
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    Yes, and AXS is doing a shitty job of sending out...

    Yes, and AXS is doing a shitty job of sending out the presale password to OG venue ticket holders. I had to get the pw from someone on Facebook.
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    My all time favorite Crim cover. This whole album...

    My all time favorite Crim cover. This whole album is one of my favorites, really.


    https://youtu.be/4xlxIVZ0FrY
  11. Just caught up on this discussion and wanted to...

    Just caught up on this discussion and wanted to throw in a digressive curve: Heaven and Earth? Same four guys in the same room at the same time as TCoL. Granted, with some post-production from Pat...
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    Thanks for listening and the kind words. There's...

    Thanks for listening and the kind words. There's definitely a lot of post punk in my music DNA, glad it leaks out thru this post-rock ambient jam stuff.
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    Still rumbling away. ...

    Still rumbling away.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dH7Wh9XiqY
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    That's kind of how ambient music works.

    That's kind of how ambient music works.
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    Really? He's always struck me as the kind of...

    Really? He's always struck me as the kind of person who's convinced he's funny and couldn't give two shits if other people don't think so.
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    Primus: A Tribute to Kings

    Had no idea this was happening, but it is happening.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4S70s2qsMvI&t=0s


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zflb2s_yu2A
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    This is my Current Crimson playlist, pulled from...

    This is my Current Crimson playlist, pulled from all the live albums:

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    Yeah, I feel like they've been subtly clear that...

    Yeah, I feel like they've been subtly clear that this is it for this iteration. Which makes one wonder what's next? The resolution to Adrian's issues with the current lineup playing his music, way...
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    Please. I expressed a very simple and clear...

    Please. I expressed a very simple and clear opinion, that the constant, repetitive explanations of why Yes isn't really Yes anymore are tedious. That it's impossible to have a conversation about the...
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    I've been here for seven years. I know who the...

    I've been here for seven years. I know who the players are without a scorecard, despite not being a respected poster myself. Thanks for putting me in my place.

    Moving on, but to be honest, I'm...
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    I do hope the black cover/20 hash marks art is...

    I do hope the black cover/20 hash marks art is real, but assuming/hoping there will be a more creative title than "20."
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    When I returned to activity around here a few...

    When I returned to activity around here a few weeks ago, I was surprised to see your posts because I thought for sure I had blocked you long ago. Thanks for reminding me I meant to do that.
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    Is it weird that I love the placeholder "titles"...

    Is it weird that I love the placeholder "titles" and artwork as it is?
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    Just a stray thought, and this is just my opinion...

    Just a stray thought, and this is just my opinion you're all welcome to disagree, but I'm pretty confident if there was a dedicated thread to "reasons why Yes is no longer Yes" populated only by...
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    Sorry if I overreacted, but I am so, so tired of...

    Sorry if I overreacted, but I am so, so tired of not being able to find a corner of the internet anywhere where someone isn't explaining how the current lineup isn't really Yes because of some...
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    I'm just realizing now how much discussion I've...

    I'm just realizing now how much discussion I've missed out on all the years I've been hanging here. I've been spending my time in threads for bands I like. Think of all the endless discussion I've...
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    Ooh, burn. You really got me. Now I totally...

    Ooh, burn. You really got me. Now I totally understand the need to repeat the exact same shit over and over. It's "discussion."
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    Adding "totally my own take and opinion" to the...

    Adding "totally my own take and opinion" to the end of one of the most repeated ad nauseam takes and opinions in the entire realm of music discussion doesn't make it any more of an original thought...
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    Thanks for dropping the link. I should've mentioned the stand alone promo that's up there is no longer up there. Kind of disappointing that all the promo singles have been pulled down. If anyone...
  30. Thanks for the reminder of yessongs.nl. Have't...

    Thanks for the reminder of yessongs.nl. Have't dug around there in ages, and just discovered there was a Be The One/That, That Is promo cd with 3:30 versions of the songs. I love finding stuff like...
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    False equivalence. Jakko is willing to do...

    False equivalence. Jakko is willing to do Adrian's songs, and Ade had no interest in performing Lake and Wetton.
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    (I'm done)

    (I'm done)
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    Okay, we agree and all that. But this is still...

    Okay, we agree and all that. But this is still frustrating/amusing. Why do you keep reiterating things I've acknowledged back at me as if you're telling me something new, and not something that I...
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    I have not criticized Geoff. Please stop twisting...

    I have not criticized Geoff. Please stop twisting my words into something negative.

    My point stands:

    If Geoff is not in a position to explain, that's understandable. But not explaining because...
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    Not to come off like a jerk myself, but...

    Not to come off like a jerk myself, but addressing the weird optics of the situation would involve addressing the weird optics of the situation. I understand that he may be in no position to say...
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    No, I'm sorry, to be clear, he accused me of...

    No, I'm sorry, to be clear, he accused me of calling Geoff a liar for saying "IMO he should acknowledge the optics." Even better. Yeah, very objective.
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    He accused me of libel for saying "I give Downes...

    He accused me of libel for saying "I give Downes the benefit of the doubt for now."
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    His tweets didn't make any mention of the Monkman...

    His tweets didn't make any mention of the Monkman track, so I don't see how he has addressed those optics. Literally the opposite, he has made no mention of the optics.
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    Hey, Henry, remember the other day when I said I...

    Hey, Henry, remember the other day when I said I didn't want to get into a debate with you because I had great respect for you? Since then, in both the Crimson thread and here, you've presented...
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    Do we have an explanation, Henry? Where is that...

    Do we have an explanation, Henry? Where is that champion of clear communication now, that felt people were justified in excoriating Crimson for not being clear enough in explanation?

    We don't have...
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    I'd say there's been a statement, but not an...

    I'd say there's been a statement, but not an explanation. An explanation would explain the situation, Downes' statement has only muddied things further.
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    Interesting. More interesting will be if he...

    Interesting. More interesting will be if he addresses why the piece is in various places on the internet, including a licensed music site, credited to Francis Monkman.
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    From brief research, it seems like this music was...

    From brief research, it seems like this music was used a lot on British television in the 70s and/or 80's, so the official line is going to be it was an intentional homage to a piece of music that...
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    https://youtu.be/56wc8QK_65k?t=1254 The embed...

    https://youtu.be/56wc8QK_65k?t=1254

    The embed isn't acknowledging the start time. Jump to 20:54.
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    It is. This is hysterical. I mean, I guess if...

    It is. This is hysterical. I mean, I guess if Geoff registered and licensed the track legally, they can use the music, but I don't think he can claim to have written it. This is so damn weird.
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    Holy crap this is disappointing. Anyone...

    Holy crap this is disappointing. Anyone suggesting it's just that one melody at the start isn't listening very closely. So effing bizarre. Really curious how this will play out.
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    Totally what I thought of too. As I mentioned...

    Totally what I thought of too. As I mentioned above, the file trading system of recording doesn't allow much for it, but live this song will jam, as the kids say. When the drums and bass have the...
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    Thankfully. Honestly when you compare the attempt...

    Thankfully. Honestly when you compare the attempt to create an album of short prog-pop songs with H&E to what the Asia reunion albums sound like, H&E becomes even more befuddling.
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    Agreed. One of the first things that jumped out...

    Agreed. One of the first things that jumped out at me when the vocals started was that Jon D sounded nothing like Jon A. I mean, in general, I don't think he does anyway - I think people often...
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    One common theme seemed to be that they were...

    One common theme seemed to be that they were making a stand against all exploitation of workers by not allowing this horrible precedent to be set. Others expressed concern for people who needed work...
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    On my third consecutive listen. So happy with...

    On my third consecutive listen. So happy with this so far. Yeah, the opening few notes that sound close to Touch and Go followed by an interval that alludes (unintentionally I'm sure) to Fanfare was...
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    The communication was clear. "Would you like...

    The communication was clear.

    "Would you like to help out the KC merch team on the forthcoming tour by selling tour programmes before the shows?
    The team is looking for assistants for all of the...
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    Yep. The whole affair was a magical head trip...

    Yep. The whole affair was a magical head trip thru the land of zero perspective.
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    You didn't. It wasn't pissy. The same people that...

    You didn't. It wasn't pissy. The same people that made the assumption the original request was for hours of hard labor for exploitative compensation are the ones declaring the clarification as pissy....
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    The original request clearly stated "help selling...

    The original request clearly stated "help selling programmes before the show" and "would need to arrive a little before doors open." Am I genius for inferring "an hour before showtime to sell...
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    It's been hard to get direct answers from...

    It's been hard to get direct answers from detractors on Facebook, so I'll attempt a dialog here. Henry, in your opinion what is the alternative to "being so cheap?" They have their own merch team,...
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    Which is pretty much The Letters with different...

    Which is pretty much The Letters with different lyrics, and man, I have always found the lyrics to The Letters so, so cringey. So agreed; I've always wanted the current lineup to play Drop In.
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    No, he's 100% correct. You were wrong to drop...

    No, he's 100% correct. You were wrong to drop someone else's writing into your post without as much as putting quotation marks around the quote, let alone acknowledging that you were quoting someone...
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    Single version of a track from my recent EP, in...

    Single version of a track from my recent EP, in case you have less than 5 minutes to spare.

    https://casuallyabandoned.bandcamp.com/track/avoidance-distraction-from-what-is
  60. Peter Green? Didn't he pretty much leave FMac...

    Peter Green? Didn't he pretty much leave FMac because he didn't want to make money off of music anymore? (among other issues of course).
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