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  1. The link was from Wikipedia and was last updated...

    The link was from Wikipedia and was last updated June 12, 2019. But now we have strayed too far off topic, which is entirely my fault, so I'll stop now.
  2. Probably worth pointing out here that Wikipedia...

    Probably worth pointing out here that Wikipedia is not a reliable source for pretty much anything. At least, according to Wikipedia:
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    Just FYI, it's just one guy and a drummer. No...

    Just FYI, it's just one guy and a drummer. No live performances. The recent album also has Steve Unruh on it, adding flute, guitar, and violin.
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    Ah, thanks for the good news!

    Ah, thanks for the good news!
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    It appears Amazon is also out (ships in one to...

    It appears Amazon is also out (ships in one to two months it says, which in my experience means its gone for good). Guess I missed out on this one.
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    I saw the Queen "Under Pressure" video several...

    I saw the Queen "Under Pressure" video several times on MTV back in the day. It was actually where I first heard the song. Why do you think they couldn't show it? What I remember is that it was...
  7. Love these comments so far. I am realizing...

    Love these comments so far. I am realizing though, that at age 50, I'm less "progressive" than a lot of you older guys. Or maybe just less realistic? I don't know. But it's good to be reminded...
  8. My take isn't dramatically different from...

    My take isn't dramatically different from Poisoned Youth's.

    I do find it interesting that we are on a board devoted to a type, style, genre, whatever you wish to call it, that would not have...
  9. The Devaluation of Music: Itís Worse Than You Think

    https://medium.com/cuepoint/the-devaluation-of-music-it-s-worse-than-you-think-f4cf5f26a888

    What do you all think of this? It's not so much about streaming, though that is mentioned.
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    Eddie Vedder did this when I saw Pearl Jam years...

    Eddie Vedder did this when I saw Pearl Jam years ago (2004 I think it was). Initially he got a few "boo's", but by the end he got applause from the whole stadium (maybe some of that was relief that...
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    Yeah that was a great show. Unfortunately for...

    Yeah that was a great show. Unfortunately for me, I had unknowingly come down with bronchitis the Thursday before (just thought I had a cough, nothing serious), which continued to worsen as the...
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    I always miss Nearfest this time of year. I...

    I always miss Nearfest this time of year. I didn't make the first two, but only missed two after that. A great experience every time and it was as much about seeing all the prog heads I only knew...
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    I have this book (bought in the late 90's I guess...

    I have this book (bought in the late 90's I guess or whenever it first came out), didn't realize it was not available for so long. I've read it at least twice, but for some reason felt disappointed,...
  14. Very sorry to hear this, but totally...

    Very sorry to hear this, but totally understandable. You guys will be missed!
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    He's stating his opinion. You are stating yours....

    He's stating his opinion. You are stating yours. I don't see why both can't be valid. I think they are. I think it's clear that what is being criticized is not so much the format, but they...
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    Personally, I don't care for streaming services. ...

    Personally, I don't care for streaming services. They don't sound good, and I don't like the minuscule returns artists receive (and not all artists get the choice of whether or not their music goes...
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    I'm assuming that had Geddy known he would be the...

    I'm assuming that had Geddy known he would be the subject of yet-another-multipage-Yes-thread-at-PE (TM), he would have probably refused to play at all at the ceremony. Now, I would imagine, he is...
  18. Thread: CD Rot

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    I don't think I have more than 1000 CD's, but...

    I don't think I have more than 1000 CD's, but I've ripped them all, mostly in the past year or two. Not a single problem, and that includes CD's I bought in the mid to late 80's and through the...
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    On the first album, it was the last one I picked...

    On the first album, it was the last one I picked up (even after Comfort Zone). I like it, but it does have that "band finding their feet" kind of feel to it IMO. It's still an impressive first...
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    I have no problem accepting that people hate an...

    I have no problem accepting that people hate an album I loved, so I'm always amused by these, "I don't understand why this album gets bad reviews by people here". Anyone whose been on this site for...
  21. Interestingly, I embraced the technology more or...

    Interestingly, I embraced the technology more or less back in the early 2000's (I just turned 50, so I was still relatively young and still had magical experiences with new albums and bands back...
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    Also odd in that I'm absolutely sure I read...

    Also odd in that I'm absolutely sure I read reviews of instrumental prog albums there in the past (haven't visited there in quite some time as the quality of the reviews seemed to take a nose dive...
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    I'll be interested in what he comes up with,...

    I'll be interested in what he comes up with, hoping the TD remastering really did rub off on him (though didn't he already have a project completely dedicated to that sort of thing? Yes, he did).
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  24. I'll also add my liking of The Tides Return...

    I'll also add my liking of The Tides Return Forever. Not great, but a decent return to form (the final track is a bit too repetitive for me, but the rest is pretty good).

    Ocean II is half good,...
  25. Seems like they were pretty much a Frank Borneman...

    Seems like they were pretty much a Frank Borneman project by Planets anyway, but I get what you are saying and it seems true.
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    That was an awesome post by Thunes. I regret my...

    That was an awesome post by Thunes. I regret my cynicism now, and wish I had seen this tour. Hopefully there is more to come.
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    Dark Side Of The Moon. Has been back in the...

    Dark Side Of The Moon. Has been back in the charts several times since the year 2000 (it hit number 1 in 2003). Does that count?
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    Just looked on Wal-Mart.com and they still have a...

    Just looked on Wal-Mart.com and they still have a number of DVD/VHS combo players for sale. I think they are mostly refurbished, but reasonable prices. I pretty sure no one make them anymore...
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    Right now, at Burning Shed, even with the...

    Right now, at Burning Shed, even with the shipping it's around $160 USD. Seems pretty reasonable to me. Amazon USA has it at $238, with free shipping. The relatively high shipping cost at Burning...
  30. Is there an "official" hotel? It's been a while...

    Is there an "official" hotel? It's been a while and I can't remember which one it is/was and can't seem to find that information on the web site. Thanks.
  31. Thread: echolyn

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    Interesting. The "Window" album might be my...

    Interesting. The "Window" album might be my favorite album of theirs (and I honestly don't understand how you could think the songs on it are all too similar......just really don't get that at all)....
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    I feel I've told this before, but the Lamb was my...

    I feel I've told this before, but the Lamb was my second PG Genesis album. At the time, in my early 20's, I was very in to live albums, so the album I chose to "try out" PG Genesis was Genesis Live....
  33. This is my view, and I'm not really indignant...

    This is my view, and I'm not really indignant about it anyway. I just think it's silly. However, based on Mike Keneally's replies here, it sounds like it's musically outstanding and I think that's...
  34. Agree with all this. Also, Sean mentions the...

    Agree with all this. Also, Sean mentions the Zappa on the screen behind the band for the early ZPZ shows. That was only the first ZPZ tour, and it was only one tune. Not remotely the same or...
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    Interesting. All I've heard of the latest...

    Interesting. All I've heard of the latest Crimson band is Live in Chicago. While I enjoy it, because obviously the material is outstanding, I really don't get the same feeling I do with other...
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    Fugazi is my favorite Marillion album for sure. ...

    Fugazi is my favorite Marillion album for sure. Funny, I haven't heard it in many years, and I just listened to Script for the first time in forever, and was reminded of why I loved it initially and...
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    Thanks for telling us what we all "love". We...

    Thanks for telling us what we all "love". We certainly can't figure that out for ourselves! :lol:lol:lol:lol
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    Interesting discussion. When I was in my 20's...

    Interesting discussion. When I was in my 20's and writing "prog" epics, I would just try to come up with very unusual bits and then I would glue them all together into a "song". I'd usually add in...
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    Sticky: Done. Even though I'm a relative newcomer and...

    Done. Even though I'm a relative newcomer and don't comment all that often, this place is a haven that no social media site could ever compete with. Happy to help, and please DO NOT send me a tote...
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    Am I wrong in seeming to remember that Hendrix...

    Am I wrong in seeming to remember that Hendrix was able to do this? Just flip a righty guitar over and play it without first flipping the strings? I know that he mostly did the latter, stringing...
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    Yeah, I've often felt that way about Rush albums;...

    Yeah, I've often felt that way about Rush albums; that I wish I could hear them again for the first time because even 30 years later I still remember that feeling they gave me, even if I don't get...
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    This is pretty much my impression. Good, but...

    This is pretty much my impression. Good, but nothing terribly original or moving for me. I enjoy them when they are playing, but since listening to the two I have several times, I haven't felt the...
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    So I have listened to the albums I got a year...

    So I have listened to the albums I got a year ago, First Contact and 7. My first impression was they were too polished, kind of boring and not really very interesting. However, after several...
  44. You may not remember me, but we met at Bony's...

    You may not remember me, but we met at Bony's 50th birthday at the old schoolhouse many moons ago (2007 maybe?). I look a lot different now than I did then. It will be great to finally see you and...
  45. Done. See you there Alan!

    Done. See you there Alan!
  46. Wow, this is something I will obviously have to...

    Wow, this is something I will obviously have to get! I have been steadily burning my CD collection to my PC, and just did my woefully neglected IB CD's a week or two ago. I only have them up to...
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    I buy CD's, and will probably continue to do so...

    I buy CD's, and will probably continue to do so until they stop making them altogether. I have bought a few download over the years, mostly because that was the only option available to me. I...
  48. I will be there!!! So glad this is happening.

    I will be there!!! So glad this is happening.
  49. This is a great album, easily my favorite of...

    This is a great album, easily my favorite of Stolt's solo albums, but like most people I tend to think of it as the first TFK album. In that regard, it's not my favorite TFK album, but it ranks...
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    1969 was a magical year for me, since I was born...

    1969 was a magical year for me, since I was born that year ;) Just a couple months before Woodstock. My parents were/are hopelessly square (to use 60's terminology..or maybe 70's, I don't know...
  51. Love this album. It's funny, when I saw them at...

    Love this album. It's funny, when I saw them at Nearfest, this album was featured pretty heavily, and I didn't really think I liked their music much (thought it was too "pop" sounding for my tastes...
  52. This is my feeling exactly. For me, The Flower...

    This is my feeling exactly. For me, The Flower Kings and Neal were my first real loves of the "3rd wave" of prog rock. So the hit me in much the same way that Yes, Genesis, ELP, etc. did. So I...
  53. Yeah, would be interested to hear how these...

    Yeah, would be interested to hear how these Canada shows were, maybe set lists?
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    Oops!! Thanks Chad. It wasn't until now that I...

    Oops!! Thanks Chad. It wasn't until now that I saw he wrote "Progfest" and wasn't talking about Nearfest. Also, since I missed those first two Nearfests, I somehow was thinking TA played the first...
  55. I have yet to pick up TGA. I had a reaction to...

    I have yet to pick up TGA. I had a reaction to Similitude that is similar to many people here's reaction to TGA. I've been listening to Neal since just before the release of Kindness of Strangers...
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    Actually, Banco first played in 2001, I was...

    Actually, Banco first played in 2001, I was there. But I wasn't at 2000, because I didn't know it even existed. TA were 1999 (first NF) and Kenso were 2005 (I was at that one as well). Both were...
  57. I just wish it wasn't in November, as there is...

    I just wish it wasn't in November, as there is zero chance I'll ever be able to attend. Even so, glad to see it is going into it's 3rd year!
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    Well, that looks like a great band, but I don't...

    Well, that looks like a great band, but I don't think I'll be going. I'm just not on board with holograms and all that. The two times I saw Dweezil's ZPZ show, there was no Frank soloing on the...
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    I figured that out many years ago. I think it...

    I figured that out many years ago. I think it was obvious to me when I saw in the booklet that that line was being "spoken" (sung) by brother John, not Rael. So I listened carefully and it was easy...
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    Probably will get this as I don't have a copy of...

    Probably will get this as I don't have a copy of the album and have never heard that live stuff.
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