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  1. Side two of McLaughlin's My Goal's Beyond

    Side two of McLaughlin's My Goal's Beyond
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    Well, anyone with ears can hear his indebtedness...

    Well, anyone with ears can hear his indebtedness to Hendrix, but Trower doesn't suffer from the "anxiety of influence;" he synthesized a number of influences into something that worked for him, which...
  3. If so, I hope he chokes on it. I was living in...

    If so, I hope he chokes on it. I was living in Baltimore the night Irsay's drunken old man sneaked the Baltimore Colts out of town in the dead of night (after years of running the team into the...
  4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AzmhorISf4

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AzmhorISf4
  5. On his radio show, right-wing speed-yakker Ben...

    On his radio show, right-wing speed-yakker Ben Shapiro advertises some outfit as an alternative to the "liberal" AARP. Just how far to the right does one have to be to believe that AARP is some...
  6. Sex, drugs, rock & roll, and .... annuities? ...

    Sex, drugs, rock & roll, and .... annuities?

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/01/business/rolling-stones-social-security-retirement.html?searchResultPosition=1
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    I smell a whitewash....

    I smell a whitewash....
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    IIRC, I first heard him on Chico Freeman's Kings...

    IIRC, I first heard him on Chico Freeman's Kings of Mali and saw him a few times in the 70s. I've got him on a number of LPs as sideman but never picked up any of his things.
  9. RIP Fortunately, he'd returned when I saw...

    RIP

    Fortunately, he'd returned when I saw them; unfortunately, Cipollina had left. Bummer (as we used to say).
    QMS embodied the spirit of those times as much (or more) as any. Music as its own...
  10. On the intersection of music, technology, and...

    On the intersection of music, technology, and inequality:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/01/opinion/sunday/music-economics-alan-krueger.html
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    https://news.jazzline.com/news/jazz-least-popular-...

    https://news.jazzline.com/news/jazz-least-popular-music-genre/



    Let me guess: you were backing a singer.
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    ...and now George Benson.

    ...and now George Benson.
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    I dig the "artsy" elements, and whenever the...

    I dig the "artsy" elements, and whenever the topic of "proto-Prog" comes up I cite "The White Ship" as exemplary. And, yes, those years were the Cambrian explosion in the music.



    San Francisco...
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    I certainly prefer it to "Golf Girl." Hastings's...

    I certainly prefer it to "Golf Girl." Hastings's tenor solo is hip.....
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    https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/...

    https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/anthony-braxton-interview-nels-cline-quartet-new-haven-844843/?fbclid=IwAR1eq6olDWRo2CcdO-mvCr0j-lJGiP3QZVFRJFSmkYlc0832ynNpL1rj57U
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    I caught them in '70 opening for the MoI (and...

    I caught them in '70 opening for the MoI (and iirc, Insect Trust was on that bill)



    Yeah, I can go with that.
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    Reportedly, this was essentially Wood's response...

    Reportedly, this was essentially Wood's response to Clapton when both were up for consideration to replace Taylor, Clapton claiming to be the better player.



    I can recall that when Exile first...
  18. I don't doubt it. I only know ...and Heavy...

    I don't doubt it. I only know ...and Heavy Friends, which is unredeemable even nostalgically .
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    I was there. Gryphon opened. My first Yes...

    I was there. Gryphon opened.

    My first Yes concert was in '71 (Thanksgiving); King Crimson and Procol Harum were on the bill as well. My last time was '75, the Relayer tour.
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    I kept "Yer Blues" for Lennon's vocal and its...

    I kept "Yer Blues" for Lennon's vocal and its parodic intent; "Piggies" for its faux Baroque-isms & the strings, and "Savoy Truffle" for its overall distortion (even the horns) and the inner-voice...
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    I'd delete: Ob-La-Di... Wild Honey Pie...

    I'd delete:

    Ob-La-Di...
    Wild Honey Pie
    Bungalow Bill
    Blackbird
    Rocky Raccoon
    Don't Pass Me By
    Why Don't We......
    Birthday
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    Thirded. A disappointment....

    Thirded. A disappointment....
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    Never had the slightest interest in BTO (or the...

    Never had the slightest interest in BTO (or the Guess Who, who struck me as faux), but I recall reading about how they (BTO) had a deliberate strategy of repeatedly playing secondary and tertiary...
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    I understand that Dino, Desi, & Billy are doing a...

    I understand that Dino, Desi, & Billy are doing a 50th anniversary tour of Electric Ladyland. But since Dino's dead, they're bringing in the groupie who famously plaster-casted Jimi; she'll mime the...
  25. Thread: RIP Dr John

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    Gris Gris is as stoned an album I can think of. ...

    Gris Gris is as stoned an album I can think of. Caught him in' 69, the height of his swamp-psych period. Good times.

    RIP.......
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    Wouldn't that be the other way around?

    Wouldn't that be the other way around?
  27. Thread: Nico

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    Very. One should be intimidated by sublimity;...

    Very. One should be intimidated by sublimity; the sublime is terrifying.
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    https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2019/05/21/1960s...

    https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2019/05/21/1960s-rock-music-san-francisco-lsd-buchla-100-synthesizer-grateful-dead/?fbclid=IwAR0TI0WN6StnB6RetKsdWQ1lWwVAcoE79QzefEsW xuIabiaH-IZAo3zXtgs
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    But not as big as Frankie Miller. :up

    But not as big as Frankie Miller.



    :up
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    :up

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    Fucking A...

    Fucking A...
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    /exotica

    /exotica
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    Despite the scope/ambition of The Epic Washington...

    Despite the scope/ambition of The Epic Washington remains a "just OK" player imo. YMMV.....
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    Looking forward to this; Ben Piekut's other books...

    Looking forward to this; Ben Piekut's other books are quite good.
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    If only one, this would be it.

    If only one, this would be it.
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    The former. Or, file by genre under...

    The former. Or, file by genre under "Afro-Futurism"

    I caught him numerous times in the early 70s when he was a regular at the famous "Slug's" (NYC). I knew someone who hung with them at their...
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    Gryphon: ...

    Gryphon:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHOpqaGnx8g
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    Judging by this cut I can't say Salamon does much...

    Judging by this cut I can't say Salamon does much for me, but the alto player is hip.
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    The usual LPs are cited, but I submit Sun Ra's...

    The usual LPs are cited, but I submit Sun Ra's Jazz In Silhouette belongs on that list.

    There's also this: https://tinyurl.com/y3lbz3fa
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    It occurs to me that I haven't seen Galactic...

    It occurs to me that I haven't seen Galactic Bulldozer around these parts for sometime, although I myself visit less often.
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    ???: ...

    ???:

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/music/news/woodstock-50-what-has-gone-wrong-and-how-it-could-still-happen/ar-AAAQZWK?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=U150DHP#page=2



    They still owe me a refund for Friday; we...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OytJYBfwUk

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OytJYBfwUk
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    I put The Sonics, Paul Revere, and The Kingsmen...

    I put The Sonics, Paul Revere, and The Kingsmen in the "frat rock" bag; the Monks probably would've played a toga party at Delta Tau Chi.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaj1wVNvSqk

    ...
  44. From the "more things change......" department:

    From the "more things change......" department:
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    First double LP I bought was "The Beatles Story"...

    First double LP I bought was "The Beatles Story" (1964), although it's something of a different animal.
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    Wow, Miles smiles!

    Wow, Miles smiles!
  47. I haven't heard Lodger, but side two of Low is...

    I haven't heard Lodger, but side two of Low is the shit. Heroes is worthy as well.
  48. Yes!

    Yes!
  49. I'm 65 and in good health, so the "switch" for me...

    I'm 65 and in good health, so the "switch" for me is more psychic than physical. Remember how the "older generation" was clueless about pretty much everything back in the daze? I'm that guy now. A...
  50. Cheap Trick didn't just get in before The Move;...

    Cheap Trick didn't just get in before The Move; the latter isn't in at all.
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    The Killers (1946)

    The Killers (1946)
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    Well, of course; proggas are nothing if not...

    Well, of course; proggas are nothing if not (over)indulgent.



    If so, it's unfortunate, especially now that Wood has really stepped up.
  53. I think they should've been inducted at their...

    I think they should've been inducted at their first year of eligibility and can think of any number of (unworthy, imo) artists who formed after Roxy but who were inducted before them.
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    ^^^^ Seems like Mick will be alright, but,...

    ^^^^

    Seems like Mick will be alright, but, jesus, Keef needs to skip a few meals.....
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    I caught him with Frosty in '71 on a bill with...

    I caught him with Frosty in '71 on a bill with Humble Pie recording their "Rockin" The Fillmore" LP.
    I prefer Lee's early LPs.
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    :up

    :up
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    Borowoitz nails the insipidness of what passes...

    Borowoitz nails the insipidness of what passes for political discourse today. As for O'Rourke, he's the poster boy for "failing upward." Good luck, Beto, see you on the flip-side!

    5...4...3.....
  58. Interesting opening act. When I saw Cream a few...

    Interesting opening act. When I saw Cream a few weeks later Terry Reid and The Moody Blues were on the bill.
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    :up

    :up
  60. Henry Cow - Unrest

    Henry Cow - Unrest
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