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  1. Sounds like you have solid bookings there. I was...

    Sounds like you have solid bookings there. I was thinking perhaps there might be a less formal setting. If you have a good place for people to imbibe and relax off hours, that's all good. I'll...
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    At the fervid behest of HFx - I have worked up...

    At the fervid behest of HFx - I have worked up wonderous stories. What a beautiful treat! Jon Anderson at his finest. I have to admit I have a bit more gravel in my voice than he did, but it seems...
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    I have seen Anthony in a few shows there in town....

    I have seen Anthony in a few shows there in town. He is a marvelous guitarist. Not a terribly approachable bloke though, when I tried to ask questions post shows and got the cold shoulder.
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    I saw them at the Sound Bytes grill. I was so...

    I saw them at the Sound Bytes grill. I was so surprised to see them - All of them far younger than the music they were playing. I had to notice (snob that I am) that on memory of Eliz, the...
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    I was in Sedona last Month and saw a live band of...

    I was in Sedona last Month and saw a live band of young guys - in their 20's, playing In memory of Elizabeth Reed, and La fiesta - their whole bit was doing 70's music. They were good musicians. The...
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    Oh yeah. There would be Lots of backing tracks...

    Oh yeah. There would be Lots of backing tracks for that one. One of the unique things about how I do the backing tracks and I always explain to the audience that I play and sing all the parts in the...
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    Since I have started playing live again, and...

    Since I have started playing live again, and playing a LOT of Prog/70's stuff, Some of the people who have heard it have said "nobody sounds like you". I do kind of like a one man band thing. The...
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    I keep sayin' it. Live music is where all the...

    I keep sayin' it. Live music is where all the fun is. New recorded music, for the upcoming artist is a bit of a waste. If its not great its ignored. If it is great, it's stolen. There you have it...
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    Many here are going to hate me for it, but I am...

    Many here are going to hate me for it, but I am currently also working up Mama, Home by the Sea and That's all - I really was a bit of a ringer for Phil, both his voice and his ugly mug. I'm keeping...
  10. Are they looking for little - one off proggish...

    Are they looking for little - one off proggish artists to play any of the surrounding bars on the off hours? I'd love to take my show on the road and I have family nearby to stay with. I'd do it for...
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    I always considered bands like Queen to be Art...

    I always considered bands like Queen to be Art Rock, and then Bands like Yes were always called progressive Rock. In 1974 I was 13 and knew the term then. Its been around since then at least. I...
  12. It was 18+ years ago, I sent out hundreds of...

    It was 18+ years ago, I sent out hundreds of demo's - I just don't recall. I chalked it up to another waisted demo.
  13. Hehe! I had a call once from some producer who I...

    Hehe! I had a call once from some producer who I had sent a demo to, who claimed he was Bobby Kimballs producer. The guy was just shopping for money. He said I should take out a second mortgage on...
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    Hey! I should do some Uriah Heep! - cool...

    Hey! I should do some Uriah Heep! - cool suggestion! I'll look into Lady in Black, Maybe July Morning? Maybe Stealin'? One thing I have learned is you don't know how something will work out until...
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    Update... I have enlarged my playlist and my...

    Update... I have enlarged my playlist and my "vision" of what I can play and get away with. I've added three Pink Floyd songs.... Wish you were here, If (from Atom Heart Mother) and Money... I play...
  16. I think its Neils intention to do more books - on...

    I think its Neils intention to do more books - on varying subjects. Just not to play live concerts. I cant imagine any of these guys not putting out books. They still have a LOT to say, I am still...
  17. You have to look for the places to find a vibrant...

    You have to look for the places to find a vibrant music culture. It doesn't come to you anymore - via radio and store sales. But it IS there. Dive bars are a great place to find it. I went to one...
  18. Music isn't dead or dying. It is returning to...

    Music isn't dead or dying. It is returning to what it was before the advent of record labels. I can now attend on almost any night of the week, somewhere in Forth Worth here, singer songwriter...
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    I love the enemy within. I have never seen the...

    I love the enemy within. I have never seen the video though - The only one I saw was the kid riding the nuclear warhead. Distant Early warning. Glad that era is done with.
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    I haven't seen it. Good find, thanks for...

    I haven't seen it. Good find, thanks for sharing. Yeah, Video as an Art is not always that good....
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    I have enjoyed this thread, although I have...

    I have enjoyed this thread, although I have learned nothing from it. Y me, A hook is something that gets stuck In your mind. It could be complex, simple, long short, or just a sound - not musical at...
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    This is genius! You ought to market this. I...

    This is genius! You ought to market this. I have no idea what it would cost, but Taurus pedals are too expensive. Surprised no one has done a cheaper version, This would certainly fit that Nitch...
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    Does anyone (I mean Artist-wise) get paid for the...

    Does anyone (I mean Artist-wise) get paid for the plays?
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    Try an Aural exciter. boost at the midrange...

    Try an Aural exciter. boost at the midrange freq's (800-1300) see if that does the trick. You cant use it on everything, but Voice, you can.
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    Crap! I thought this was going to be about my CD,...

    Crap! I thought this was going to be about my CD, but then I saw the words "Great" and "Progressive".. and came to my senses. I will definitely have to check this out.
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    Wow, are you in Thinking Plague? Love your stuff....

    Wow, are you in Thinking Plague? Love your stuff. I have a friend here in Fort worth that said he knows you guys. Great Guitarist too. You are a part of my musical joy and happiness. Cheers.
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    As far as new gear goes... I have added a second...

    As far as new gear goes... I have added a second Harbinger MLS900 to my PA. I have been playing indoor small rooms and the one has been surprisingly adequate-if not stellar. I am going to start...
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    I have a little Blackstar battery powered amp I...

    I have a little Blackstar battery powered amp I use for practice and it is perfect. I also have it as a part of my live show, if I have a guest coming in and playing leads I have them use that. Some...
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    I understand why KC would not use any digital...

    I understand why KC would not use any digital format. I went looking for ITCOTCK in MP3 and was surprised not to find it, So I bought the CD (again, probably my 5th copy).

    Doing digital is death....
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    Wow, did I say that??? Must have had a bad day......

    Wow, did I say that??? Must have had a bad day... OK, Its not all worthless drivel. I apologize to all you non-drivelers. I've probably written as much drivel as anyone. Reading through this...
  31. Yeah, It was a killer show. Band was great, music...

    Yeah, It was a killer show. Band was great, music was almost perfect (not too fond of some of his new stuff). My only complaint was the Venue. We paid $400 x2 for tickets... Had crappy seats. The...
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    Sigh, Yeah Ged's vox was pretty much toast the...

    Sigh, Yeah Ged's vox was pretty much toast the last 4-5 tours. I have always suspected that some of Neils resentment towards touring was at least partially related to how Geddy sang those wonderful...
  33. Surprise! Going to see McCartney tonight!

    My wife reminded me this morning that we have tickets to see McCartney tonight in Dallas. Whoo Hoo! Bucket list checkoff. Anyone else going - or has already gone? Don't worry about spoilers - at...
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    So many artists I have not heard of or from on...

    So many artists I have not heard of or from on this thread. Hmmmm… I am starting to feel like maybe I can only get myself to listen to artists I already know. I guess its time to either expand my...
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    Actually I have gotten thru those as well,...

    Actually I have gotten thru those as well, excepting the one book "Paul of Dune" - thanks for reminding me that I have to give that a try. I am really enjoying re-reading Dune - the first novel. I...
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    I cant agree about the Tiny Tim Comparison. Leon...

    I cant agree about the Tiny Tim Comparison. Leon was an accomplished jazz guitarist, a great baritone vocalist and He dedicated his talents to preserving old time music. I have most of his...
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    All right!!!! this calls for a 3 month long...

    All right!!!! this calls for a 3 month long review of everything they have ever released before heading out to see this....
  38. THey have actually himted that it may carry...

    THey have actually himted that it may carry beyond Breaking Bad, with the scenes in Minnesota as the manager of a Dunkin Donuts(I think) THey could go into Saul as a manager of a mall shop, and I...
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    I haven't seen either. But I loved Early Queen...

    I haven't seen either. But I loved Early Queen and Early Elton. Both were awesome and unique, then took a disappointing turn after say, '77. Burn down the Mission, Madman, just about anything...
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    Been 30 years since I read it, so I am reading...

    Been 30 years since I read it, so I am reading the entire Dune series again. Should take me a while.
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    Just put it on real speakers... I couldn't hear...

    Just put it on real speakers... I couldn't hear Geddy in the mix. Jon Anderson sounded overall pretty weak, and Howe threw a real boner in on the quiet interlude. When I saw him during the Tour...
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    I went out and in tribute to him, I played the...

    I went out and in tribute to him, I played the three Leon Songs I worked up at an open mic night on Thursday. I love his music, and I find his love and passion for the old music absolutely charming. ...
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    I have had a love hate relationship with Kansas....

    I have had a love hate relationship with Kansas. I have hated most of their releases, post Monolith until 10+ years later when I revisit the albums and realize how unique and great these guys are. I...
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    Independent and lesser known musicians are...

    Independent and lesser known musicians are serviced badly by any streaming service. They promise their customers that you can listen to "everything unlimited, for 10 bucks a month" So how does that...
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    I thought Geddy looked and behaved himself humbly...

    I thought Geddy looked and behaved himself humbly when he played. - trying to stay low key and all that. Geddy gets killer "rick" tones out of his Jazz Bass all the time, so much so that in the 80's...
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    Graham Central Station... Shu' -up!

    Graham Central Station... Shu' -up!
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    If they really could reinvent Woodstock, do you...

    If they really could reinvent Woodstock, do you think the chicks would be as appealing at 70 as they were at 17?
  48. I Didn't think that one thru, did I?:O

    I Didn't think that one thru, did I?:O
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    Dream Theater Neal Morse

    Dream Theater
    Neal Morse
  50. Spinal Tap! - except for the dead drummers, but...

    Spinal Tap! - except for the dead drummers, but if you are counting Rush, clearly drummers don't count...
    How about Mungo Jerry?
  51. Ive bought and read most of Neils books, and I...

    Ive bought and read most of Neils books, and I will continue to buy anything Rush shoves in front of me. I cant imagine not wanting to hear what these guys want to say. I missed a lot of Rush...
  52. You can play as a single musician and make about...

    You can play as a single musician and make about 50-100 bucks a week playing your own original music. That's about as good as I see it getting at this point. It makes no sense at all to record and...
  53. More Jar-Jar Binks!!! Actually, did Disney...

    More Jar-Jar Binks!!!

    Actually, did Disney really fork out a Billion to acquire Star Wars just to kill it off after a measly three or four episodes? Did I catch that right? That this is the last...
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    I have Seen a few of his videos here and there. ...

    I have Seen a few of his videos here and there. I do really like his "what makes this song great" videos. This video was spot on in terms of describing what happened to Rock Music. They took the...
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    When you are big enough to be your own star,...

    When you are big enough to be your own star, there is no reason to be around others of the same caliber, So I don't think that's all that surprising that they would be uncomfortable with having to...
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    Its another great album by one of my favorite...

    Its another great album by one of my favorite bands - I only discovered DT in 2005, so they are relatively new to me. Mangini's drums sound a bit better, still too much compression on them. The...
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    I always enjoy these videos. Some of the comments...

    I always enjoy these videos. Some of the comments are quite stupid, but its cool that you are witnessing the birth of a fan. I like blowing my kids minds with old music that they never had a chance...
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    I call this kind of derivative songwriting...

    I call this kind of derivative songwriting "Rototilling" The total number of Hooks are limited, so presenting something similar, but still creative is, in my book not only OK, but vital to the...
  59. Awesome! that groove is irresistible!

    Awesome! that groove is irresistible!
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    Lucky man and a Small cigar have been added......

    Lucky man and a Small cigar have been added... much lower hanging fruit than I expected.
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