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  1. I've noticed through the years that bands such as...

    I've noticed through the years that bands such as Saga, Moon Safari and the ABWH-incarnation of Yes have a substantially bigger female following compared to the more "difficult" bands.
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    Well, they did use whatever power they had in a...

    Well, they did use whatever power they had in a smart way. On the Curious Droid youtube channel there are some very interesting clips about it (and various other Apollo related things)
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    Nice to hear! I bet you can do it justice...

    Nice to hear!

    I bet you can do it justice very well! GFTO has long been one of my fav Yes albums, especially side 2 with Wonderous Stories and the epic Awaken! Strong performances from all...
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    Apollo 11 live (+ 50 years)

    Interesting to listen in and experience the Apollo 11 journey in real time, exactly 50 years later...

    https://apolloinrealtime.org/11/
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    https://www.dvhn.nl/extra/Movie-mistakes-in-Bohemi...

    https://www.dvhn.nl/extra/Movie-mistakes-in-Bohemian-Rhapsody-17-facts-the-Queen-biopic-got-totally-wrong-23809088.html
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    So good that Prog Magazine still exists and can...

    So good that Prog Magazine still exists and can survive! This should be an appreciation thread of the great efforts put in to keeping such a magazine afloat, despite the obvious competition from...
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    Wonderous Stories On a Perfect Day (trying to...

    Wonderous Stories
    On a Perfect Day

    (trying to come up with suggestions that suits your versatile vocal power and timbre)
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNOhSuYF0Qs

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNOhSuYF0Qs
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    Nice! :horns I'm looking forward to seeing them...

    Nice! :horns I'm looking forward to seeing them in Stockholm again in September! Interesting to note, on PE and elsewhere - IQ seems most appreciated among fellow musicians...
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    ELP: In the Beginning (easy to integrate the...

    ELP: In the Beginning (easy to integrate the synth solo in the guitar playing)
    Rush: Closer to the Heart, Tears
    Yes: Changes, Into the lens (some challenges there ;))
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    https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/7333977495389...

    https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/733397749538914305/fKv3Efmy_400x400.jpg

    Victoria Greenwell has taken over the Newcastle United Women's first team... unless you're mind were with an entirely...
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    Sweden made a tremendous opening and then backed...

    Sweden made a tremendous opening and then backed down and had England trying to get through - the Swedish defence controlled the game! Regarding the VAR decision it was admittedly very tough, but the...
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    Well, she scored again in the win against...

    Well, she scored again in the win against England, but was substituted before the second half. She really showed the way for Sweden all the way to the bronze medal!
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    Thank's for the link - I've been very much...

    Thank's for the link - I've been very much influenced by Harold Budd!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wD7l5wod1-M
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    She complained to the medic that she had a pain...

    She complained to the medic that she had a pain from neck down in the arm, which could indicate a potential neck injury - that's why the decided to stabilize her. But fortunately the MRI scan showed...
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    More Ralph... from a Swedish kids' TV show from...

    More Ralph... from a Swedish kids' TV show from 1975 (those were the days :D)

    Jump to 6 min to see his polyphonic sequencer with a piano roll editor - almost 15 years before Steinberg Pro 24 ;)
    ...
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    A really interesting guy - a pioneer with his...

    A really interesting guy - a pioneer with his own style and philosophy, producing ranging avantgarde and EAM to Vangelis:ian and New Age. A few years ago he sold the pink house/studio and donated...
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    Well it did turn out close! Sweden won with just...

    Well it did turn out close! Sweden won with just one goal :D
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    Nice and innovative! :)

    Nice and innovative! :)
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    Eng, Fra, Ned & Ger, always pretty close because...

    Eng, Fra, Ned & Ger, always pretty close because its the final 8, Fra n USA being the nail biter, the will be pretty easy if the stronger teams get can keep it together. But I'm very sad that the...
  21. https://youtu.be/8mYKC7CjvdE?t=215 ;)

    https://youtu.be/8mYKC7CjvdE?t=215

    ;)
  22. Ditto - very interesting subject. As for how I...

    Ditto - very interesting subject.

    As for how I define my personal "prog niche", I'd say more than 90% vocal and less than 10% instrumental. For "electric" instrumental music , I go for all that...
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    He is till in - the latest incarnation of TD ...

    He is till in - the latest incarnation of TD
    ...
  24. Thread: CD Rot

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    Worst CD rot I have seen is from a houseboat that...

    Worst CD rot I have seen is from a houseboat that sunk (in cold sea water) and was salvaged after two weeks. Most of the aluminium in the reflective layer on the CDs had already corroded away....
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    Well, I'll have to reread the...

    Well, I'll have to reread the typewriter-on-blue-paper document "A Condensed Rush Primer" signed by Neil that I got from the fan club in ´77 or so to get the history right :horns (if I can find it)
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    Nice one!

    Nice one!
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    New, better design of the DS-80 ...

    New, better design of the DS-80
    ...
  28. Destroyer was one of my first albums as a young...

    Destroyer was one of my first albums as a young teen - Detroit Rock City is still special to me, and I still wonder how they got away with such flimsy drum production... Kiss Alive was another...
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    Brave idéa but very much a concept (and a bad 3D...

    Brave idéa but very much a concept (and a bad 3D rendition). A miniature version of the already minute "user patch" controls seems just ridiculous. Probably need liquid cooling too if the circuitry...
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    I've used several Mellotron emulations through...

    I've used several Mellotron emulations through the last few years and the one I tend to use mostly is the UVI Mellotron, which sound and interface I've come to prefer most. Maybe not the one which...
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    OK, back to some real porn for once, from my fav...

    OK, back to some real porn for once, from my fav gear hoarder AND musician... :geezer


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QN_jLfZMKbQ
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    Guitar synths are alive and well - though they...

    Guitar synths are alive and well - though they has always been and remained niche products! Tracking has always been a problem and Roland has put out one or two duds on the market, like the GR-700...
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    The above quote says it - it's a trifle, the guys...

    The above quote says it - it's a trifle, the guys is 74 and still happy! And still that voice, that timbre! Cheers Jon!! :beer :good
  34. Thread: Classical music

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    Creepy but surely progressive? ...

    Creepy but surely progressive?


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyC7WBuyQYo
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    As a young teenager, hearing Perpetual Change and...

    As a young teenager, hearing Perpetual Change and LtiA pt 2 on the radio got me to buy Yessongs and LtiA. Yes was a revelation and LtiA not so much except for that one track...
    Later a short glimpse...
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    Hear Hear! It was always amusing to follow his...

    Hear Hear! It was always amusing to follow his relentless criticism regarding the reverence of certain audio technology myths! :beer
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    R.I.P. Ted! Saw him live as a teenager, with...

    R.I.P. Ted!

    Saw him live as a teenager, with Rory on the Top Priority Tour in 1979! An experience for a lifetime - biggest impression was that I got the opportunity to shake his hand (and Gary's...
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    Some Jarre'sk fanfare-style ...

    Some Jarre'sk fanfare-style


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0p4xSfkCAEc
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    Back on track with some gear porn! Moroder meets...

    Back on track with some gear porn! Moroder meets Jarre meets Wakeman :)


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVrrSk_aOxA
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    ...maybe there already exists a complete...

    ...maybe there already exists a complete from-dawn-till-dusk video ;)
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    The funny thing is the contrast between the light...

    The funny thing is the contrast between the light synth pop music and Townsend/LeRoth coreography - and of course that he obviously kept going all the way into the night
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    Indeed! This is more intriguing... both the...

    Indeed!

    This is more intriguing... both the synth dance and the music!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pu01X3iJGpg
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    ...damn.... The gestures and all...

    ...damn.... The gestures and all...
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    The Pete Townsend of the keys... ...

    The Pete Townsend of the keys...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBWKbpQB0jw
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    Had lots of business with Danes in the 90s (Cph...

    Had lots of business with Danes in the 90s (Cph and Aarhus). My conclusion was - when Danes try to be intelligible to Swedes, we get to believe Danish isn't that hard to understand. However when...
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    Early incarnation of The Leifs, in their glam...

    Early incarnation of The Leifs, in their glam rock years!

    http://www.svenskadansband.se/data/media/1689/D2596-Leif-Hultgrens.jpg
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    True also here :geezer

    True also here :geezer
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    https://youtu.be/eUFzzy1Qg5w?t=25

    https://youtu.be/eUFzzy1Qg5w?t=25
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    ...you forget the weather reports... :beer

    ...you forget the weather reports... :beer
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    Jazz/fusion is stronger in Norway (Rypdal,...

    Jazz/fusion is stronger in Norway (Rypdal, Garbarek, Molvaer etc) and Denmark. Prog more in Sweden IMHO.
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    Well huge differences also locally... Moon Safari...

    Well huge differences also locally... Moon Safari (Skellefteå) vs Meshuggah (Umeå) :geezer
  52. Thread: Album Cover Art

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    Really nice and interesting!

    Really nice and interesting!
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    Guitarists beware...

    This now 70yo guy outshreds any guitarist... ;) Watch and learn! Yes, it's Hans Lundin of original and modern Kaipa (not the Roine Stolt edition).


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BwtNog7GM8
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    Sorry but you can't! It was a Black Friday deal...

    Sorry but you can't! It was a Black Friday deal from a Swedish music store chain. I guess they wanted to clear their stock and were delayed 30 min or so removing the deal. It lasted long enough to go...
  55. Great!!! :horns :cool

    Great!!! :horns :cool
  56. The Stockholm gig on 1st December was a homerun...

    The Stockholm gig on 1st December was a homerun for TFK - no wonder perhaps, in their "home arena". The band, especially Roine and Jonas, were terrific and there was a lot of audience interaction and...
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    The mix is so squashed that some of the sounds...

    The mix is so squashed that some of the sounds seem to be played backwards (not only the cymbals, which is quite common)! It effectively erases all details and nuances that might have been there in...
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    http://jonotheband.se/index.html

    http://jonotheband.se/index.html
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    Some contrasts in looks it would be... matching...

    Some contrasts in looks it would be... matching Brians grey mane!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tf4dQonWuIM
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    Just got the Roland SE-02 as a 50% off retail...

    Just got the Roland SE-02 as a 50% off retail deal on Black Friday! I was thinking of getting the Boog, though I preferred the SH-02 for a number of reasons - so the BF deal came in handy :)

    It...
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