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    Airbrushing

    Airbrushing
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    That's kind of my impression of all of Parker and...

    That's kind of my impression of all of Parker and Stone's work, or at least as much of it as I've seen, which admittedly isn't much.
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    Well, yes, I know that, Hoss. But he phrased the...

    Well, yes, I know that, Hoss. But he phrased the matter poorly.
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    You mean besides what was actually played during...

    You mean besides what was actually played during the concerts, right? Because TD had long since been using digital synths and samplers by the time of Optical Race.
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    One of my favorite drummers. Love his playing on...

    One of my favorite drummers. Love his playing on Demons & Wizards, The Magician's Birthday, Live, Return To Fantasy, High And Mighty, Abominog, Blizzard Of Ozz and Diary Of A Madman.
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    I remember John Entwistle talking in an interview...

    I remember John Entwistle talking in an interview about playing the French horn, commenting on how part of the problem is the size of the mouthpiece.
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    It seems like a strange song to play live, I...

    It seems like a strange song to play live, I think. I mean, the track as we know it really is very much a studio creation, with a drum machine for the front half of the song, multi-tracked vocal...
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    A track from Robert Dick's album Our Cells Know,...

    A track from Robert Dick's album Our Cells Know, featuring him on solo contrabass flute:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYOhSLA-eZo
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCFk0f8szes ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCFk0f8szes

    Also, the first few minutes of this:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6iGkmkQV4Y

    and there's the middle section of this:

    ...
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    Back in those days, I don't think anyone thought...

    Back in those days, I don't think anyone thought about "brand" or whatever that's supposed to mean. I think in the case of Zep, it was probably a matter of John Paul Jones wishing to demonstrate his...
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    I've heard that disputed by some of the peopel...

    I've heard that disputed by some of the peopel who worked for Fender. THe line I remember hearing was that Fender's sales dipped because everyone was playing semi-hollow guitars, Gibsons, Gretsches,...
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    Playing Electric Ladyland right now.

    Playing Electric Ladyland right now.
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    The movie is essentially a parody/homage of the...

    The movie is essentially a parody/homage of the TV show, which ran for several years, Stateside, back in the late 80's. As I recall, it was one of the first shows on the Fox Network when it started,...
  14. Sticky: A great record. So what if it's not really live?

    A great record. So what if it's not really live?
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    Miracle Mile is also a great movie. I actually...

    Miracle Mile is also a great movie. I actually found the original soundtrack release at the library, borrowed it, listened to it, liked it, then the movie popped up on Cinemax, I guess it must have...
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    Actually, you could have, but you'd have required...

    Actually, you could have, but you'd have required a fifth musician performing live to do it, and somehow, that wasn't a possibility with 70's era Who.
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    Well, just to chime in with my thoughts. The...

    Well, just to chime in with my thoughts. The vocals are definitely a mix of live vocals and Memorex. You can't hear it so well on the Rio video, but on others you can hear the obviously not live...
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    You can just picture McQueen following the...

    You can just picture McQueen following the director during the shoot, saying, "What's my motivation in this scene?".
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    Oh yes, he was. That was his original claim to...

    Oh yes, he was. That was his original claim to fame, before he became a movie actor. 14400
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    I'm probably never going to be able to stop...

    I'm probably never going to be able to stop working. I've frelled up so badly that "retirement" probably won't be feasible for me until I'm like 80 or something.
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    I dunno how Asia could be "the biggest...

    I dunno how Asia could be "the biggest disappointment of a lifetime". When I think "disappointing" records, i think more of things like Union, Open Your Eyes, or Roger Waters' solo albums (how the...
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    It's kinda like how Miles Davis "sold out" by...

    It's kinda like how Miles Davis "sold out" by putting out a string albums featuring extended pieces of music, some of which occupy an entire LP side (In A Silent Way and A Tribute To Jack Johnson are...
  23. Thread: Gary Wright

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    Not a great song, but check out that guitar the...

    Not a great song, but check out that guitar the guitarist is playing. Looks like some sort of Tele/Strat hybrid. I've seen a few instruments like that over the years, but that might be one of the...
  24. Thread: Gary Wright

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    Watch that video very carefully, and you can see...

    Watch that video very carefully, and you can see a few shots of Yes' Crab Nebula stage set (Gary was opening for Yes on that tour).



    Good luck with that. I suspect that the only reason that...
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    I've watched many movies over the years that had...

    I've watched many movies over the years that had nobody I had heard of in them. ANd I've liked a lot of them too.
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    It still drives me crazy that certain movies,...

    It still drives me crazy that certain movies, Psycho being one of them, have been spoiled for generations of movie buffs. It's the same with the big reveal in The Empire Strikes Back, everyone who...
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    Great movie. Prog relevance: the film was shot in...

    Great movie. Prog relevance: the film was shot in the same town that ROSfest was held in, the first few years. In fact, I gather they the movie theater that appears in the picture, that's the very...
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    Listened to Oracle, one of his duo albums with...

    Listened to Oracle, one of his duo albums with Ralph Towner, this afternoon, in commemoration. RIP Gary
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    And as usual, I don't have the cash to get in on the haggling.
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    Debating what to do this time around. Have kind of a full plate financially and really should do it AT ALL this month, but...
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    When does Mr 21 Jump Street ever NOT overact?

    When does Mr 21 Jump Street ever NOT overact?
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    So the Miles Davis box sets that I ordered from...

    So the Miles Davis box sets that I ordered from the Miles Davis webstore arrived on Saturday, though apparently the mailman (or letter carrier or whatever you call them) just put the box on the front...
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    I had to look that one up, because I recall a Top...

    I had to look that one up, because I recall a Top Gear episode where prog rock aficianado/car nut/idiot Jeremy Clarkson drove a Ford...oh I forget which model it was, it's the one that had the guitar...
  34. Pass! I've got enough Yes live albums already....

    Pass! I've got enough Yes live albums already. Yes has way too many live albums and compilations. I never realized that until I started listening to Pandora Radio on my Smartass phone, and no matter...
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    I remember when I first heard the album, I knew...

    I remember when I first heard the album, I knew about the US store chain Safeway (though I think they were on the West Coast only, so I'm not sure why I knew the name). Somewhere along the line, I...
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    Fred Gwynne was a legit thespian, working on the...

    Fred Gwynne was a legit thespian, working on the stage during much of the 70's, after he found himself typecast by the role of Herman Munster. He was also a painter and an author and illustrator of...
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    You remind me of Bettie Davis Eyes. They don't...

    You remind me of Bettie Davis Eyes. They don't only don't know what "She's got Bettie Davis Eyes" means, kids today probably don't even know who she was.

    Hell, you have to explain things like...
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    Apparentlyh, when John Fogerty does that song...

    Apparentlyh, when John Fogerty does that song live now, he points to the right when he gets to that line, due the ubiquity of that particular mondegren.
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    I remember a gag he did during that timeframe. He...

    I remember a gag he did during that timeframe. He was talking about how, at the political conventions, you'd have these delegates or whatever you call them, and they get up and say things like...
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    Concerts you have no memory of

    OK, so someone posted a picture of his NEARfest t-shirt, from the year that Magma and Hawkwind were the headliners, on Facebook. So I was looking at the shirt, and I was shocked to see Magenta among...
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    I remember another good Johnny line about those...

    I remember another good Johnny line about those razors that have two blades in them (now of course, they've got like 4 or 5 in them). His comment was something that they don't actually shave twice as...
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    The thing that was brilliant was Johnny was when...

    The thing that was brilliant was Johnny was when a joke would flop, and he would draw attention to the point. I remember one time, he grabbed the mic boom and checked to make sure it was working (and...
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    Well, I wasn't meaning the remix, I mean the...

    Well, I wasn't meaning the remix, I mean the presentation of the original mix. How does it compare to the old CD?
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    Next you're going to be telling me that Jimi...

    Next you're going to be telling me that Jimi Hendrix didn't really sing "'Scuse me while I kiss this guy" on Purple Haze. I suppose Bob Weir isn't singing "Flashing my keys down on main street" on...
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    So I finally got The Sailor's Tales and I'm...

    So I finally got The Sailor's Tales and I'm listening to In The Wake Of Poseidon now. I'm wondering if anyone's tried A/Bing the previous CD's with the versions that are in the boxsets. I'm wondering...
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    Yes, because the Kent State massacre is still...

    Yes, because the Kent State massacre is still talked about regularly.



    Neon Leon, in The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway itself. I'm not sure if anyone outside of a small circle in NYC even knew...
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    OK, I tried to plug my old flip phone in to the...

    OK, I tried to plug my old flip phone in to the computer, because I was trying to transfer some pictures I took, but I couldn't see them on the File Explorer. Then, as I recall, the phone went wonky...
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    How do you copy stuff from the computer to your...

    How do you copy stuff from the computer to your phone? I've been trying to suss out how to do that. Do you just e-mail it to yourself, then open the e-mail on your phone, or what?
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    Well, I finally ordered the boxsets I didn't...

    Well, I finally ordered the boxsets I didn't already have. Well most of them. I ordered the Miles & Trane set, Seven Steps From Heaven, the Jack Johnson set, and the Second Great Quintet set from the...
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    Your point being what? And I had it reversed,...

    Your point being what?

    And I had it reversed, it was the first hour of Good Morning America that WEWS ran, then from 8:00 to 10:00 they'd have The Morning Exchange. That actually makes more sense...
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    Following in the footsteps of Steve Howe. I...

    Following in the footsteps of Steve Howe.

    I remember when the baseball player Steve Howe passed away, and some dick posted a RIP thread, but simply gave it the title "RIP Steve Howe". You had to...
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    The main TV we had in the living room was hooked...

    The main TV we had in the living room was hooked up to an aerial mounted on the roof I think, because you got lousy reception in our area if you just one mounted on the TV itself. You could pick up...
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    OK, so The Hobbit isn't "nonsense". I retract...

    OK, so The Hobbit isn't "nonsense". I retract that statement. But even when I was reading heavily, when I was in my 20's, I struggled with The Hobbit. I think the furthest I actually got into the...
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    I believe I read once that The Hobbit was indeed...

    I believe I read once that The Hobbit was indeed written as a children's novel or whatever. I've never been able to read it. I get like half way through the first chapter, and my brain goes off line...
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    Ron Glass was great as Harris. I lvoe the episode...

    Ron Glass was great as Harris. I lvoe the episode where he managed to "misplace" his uniform when he "slimmed down his wardrobe", which became an issue on "uniform day" (when all the detectives have...
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    Yerah, that's the way it was most stuff that was...

    Yerah, that's the way it was most stuff that was on TV back in the 70's and 80's. I remember sometimes you'd see a movie on one channel, then see it another, apparently taken from a better print...
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    You take away the obviously sitcom oriented...

    You take away the obviously sitcom oriented stuff, what you'd have left strikes me as very believable. On any other show, back then, if a cop shoots a suspect, they carry on as if nothing happened....
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    You remind me again of the episode where Yemana...

    You remind me again of the episode where Yemana comments on how he doesn't like cop shows because of how unrealistic they are. The guy he's talking to says "Ya know, on TV, they catch the criminals",...
  59. Thank you. I like that crack he takes at David...

    Thank you. I like that crack he takes at David Lee Roth. :lol
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    I've never seen The Hobbit movies (nor have I...

    I've never seen The Hobbit movies (nor have I read the book), but I did the Lord Of The Rings movies. In fact, I saw the midnight premiere of the third one. I enjoyed them a great deal, I even have...
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