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    I found As the World Grits in a bargain bin at...

    I found As the World Grits in a bargain bin at HMV Records back around 20 years ago or so. Luckily it was staring out at me as I passed by!
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    Yeah, great song!

    Yeah, great song!
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    Probably just his big hits.

    Probably just his big hits.
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    Cool stuff!!

    Cool stuff!!
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    Yesterday I listened to The Royal Scam for like...

    Yesterday I listened to The Royal Scam for like the second time, and now I can’t stop playing it! It’s SO good. Haitian Divorce is one of the best, wittiest songs ever! Also, at one time the snark in...
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    ^ Clearlight! Goddamn I missed some good stuff...

    ^ Clearlight! Goddamn I missed some good stuff from those early ProgDays…
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    Today (so far): Steve Hackett - Under a...

    Today (so far):

    Steve Hackett - Under a Mediterranean Sky
    Clearlight - Les Contes Du Singe Fou (I think this translates as “Tales of the Mad Monkey”; of course, it’s an ape on the cover, not a...
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    They did at all the other weekends, so...

    They did at all the other weekends, so...
  9. Thread: Gov't Mule

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    I always figured it was a cover, but didn’t know...

    I always figured it was a cover, but didn’t know the song. I love the line “Well I was born in New York City on a Monday, by Tuesday I was outside shining shoes.” Just like me! Except I was born on a...
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    ^ They played ProgDay two years in a row? :O

    ^ They played ProgDay two years in a row? :O
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    Today (so far): Black Country Communion -...

    Today (so far):

    Black Country Communion - Black Country
    Frank Zappa - Roxy By Proxy
    Gryphon - Midnight Mushrumps
    Pink Floyd - Animals
    Steely Dan - The Royal Scam
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    I think it’s all more properly Dad Rock. It’s no...

    I think it’s all more properly Dad Rock. It’s no longer a term of derision, you know!

    I just listened to the song “Jackie Blue.” I knew the song from AM radio in the old days, but had no idea it...
  13. Thread: Gov't Mule

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    What’s the best Gov’t Mule album, guitar-solo...

    What’s the best Gov’t Mule album, guitar-solo wise? I’ve listened to a bit of them over the years and like them. I like the song “Down and Out in NYC”
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    The cover art is nice; I prefer it to the last...

    The cover art is nice; I prefer it to the last two BBT covers.
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    I did see it. All I really remember is a lot of...

    I did see it. All I really remember is a lot of crabs, I think! I just mean they used the title, so now there are probably people who think that if they’ve seen the movie, they have some idea of what...
  16. Thread: PT/C/C

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    Peter, do you have a digital copy of that good...

    Peter, do you have a digital copy of that good recording of Anekdoten from that festival (or the other Progscape, I forget)? I think Peter Thelen recorded it. I have or had it on cassette, but would...
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    Today (so far): Dungen - s/t Coheed & Cambria...

    Today (so far):

    Dungen - s/t
    Coheed & Cambria - Vaxis II: A Window of the Waking Mind
    Kate Bush - Director’s Cut
    Curved Air - Phantasmagoria
    Steely Dan - Can’t Buy a Thrill
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    Did you see the recently-started thread on it? I...

    Did you see the recently-started thread on it? I did enjoy it. I may have been a bit rough on it in that thread. It’s just not what I was waiting for, but what I was waiting for was probably...
  19. Thread: PT/C/C

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    Just buy the CD and download the bonus tracks...

    Just buy the CD and download the bonus tracks from a torrent site for free.
  20. Thread: PT/C/C

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    I'm kind of surprised you only listened to "To...

    I'm kind of surprised you only listened to "To the Bone" once. I think there are some great songs on there, especially the title track and "Refuge." I can listen to those songs over and over.
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    Ten Years Ago Today Was The End Of NEARFest

    Not sure where I snapped this - probably in the parking garage at the venue. But I liked it, and it popped up on Facebook.
    ...
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    Today (so far): Moody Blues - In Search of the...

    Today (so far):

    Moody Blues - In Search of the Lost Chord
    Steve Rothery - The Ghosts of Pripyat
    Ranestrane - A Space Odyssey Part 2 - H.A.L.
    UK - Danger Money
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    It's a good album, but sadly for me, nothing...

    It's a good album, but sadly for me, nothing Rothery's done apart from Marillion has ever really risen to the level of what he's done with Marillion (which is stellar, IMO). But, it has some...
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    BBT posted on Facebook today that they're going...

    BBT posted on Facebook today that they're going to make some big announcement tomorrow. Conjecture included tour dates, or the possible release of David Longdon's solo album (which would be quite...
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    Agree that Stress didn't have much in the way of...

    Agree that Stress didn't have much in the way of suspenseful pacing, but since I was studying the British Romantic poets at the time, it was of interest. And there was also the Keats/Lamb Lies Down...
  26. Thread: Progstock!?

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    Jeez...

    Jeez...
  27. Thread: PT/C/C

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    Yep, that would be it, guess I had the year...

    Yep, that would be it, guess I had the year wrong. It was a very cool show! Don't think I knew there was video.
  28. Thread: PT/C/C

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    The only time I saw PT live was at Progscape in...

    The only time I saw PT live was at Progscape in Baltimore in '94 or '95; does anyone know who the personnel would have been for the show? I somehow would have thought Barbieri wouldn't have been...
  29. Wow! Did everybody go Footloose?

    Wow! Did everybody go Footloose?
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    I actually haven’t read Last Call or the trilogy....

    I actually haven’t read Last Call or the trilogy. How did you like Last Call? I have a big-ass hardcover around here somewhere!
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    ^ Wow, I should have kept up! These are both new...

    ^ Wow, I should have kept up! These are both new to me. How'd you like the sequel to Stress?
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    Today: PT - C/C Thank You Scientist - Plague...

    Today:

    PT - C/C
    Thank You Scientist - Plague Accommodations
    Eddie Jobson - Zinc
    Curved Air - Air Cut (First time listening to this, and after knowing of the album for years, I JUST got the pun...
  33. Thread: PT/C/C

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    Oops, I mean Paulie! Just had a listen on...

    Oops, I mean Paulie!

    Just had a listen on Spotify. It sounds great to me!
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    FloKi - Flower Power (new edition on Spotify)

    FloKi - Flower Power (new edition on Spotify)
  35. Thread: Progstock 2022

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    Nice, balanced lineup it seems! I'll probably...

    Nice, balanced lineup it seems! I'll probably make it there for at least one day/night, finally.
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    Czyzy, thanks for starting this properly named...

    Czyzy, thanks for starting this properly named thread!
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    Last night: The Bardic Depths - Promises of Hope...

    Last night:
    The Bardic Depths - Promises of Hope (Their new one, again with Pete Jones on some lead and lots of backing vocals and loads of excellent sax. There’s a good Gong-style instrumental,...
  38. ^ That's probably exactly what Michael was going...

    ^ That's probably exactly what Michael was going for! :lol
  39. Great news! Although I've never been to Orion....

    Great news! Although I've never been to Orion. But very happy it's up and running these shows again!
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    I’ve read most of Powers’ books, at least through...

    I’ve read most of Powers’ books, at least through the ‘90s. But I haven’t heard of this one? When’s it from?
    I loved “The Stress of her Regard!”
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    Wow, Subterranea Live, then Subterranea!

    Wow, Subterranea Live, then Subterranea!
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    Kansas - s/t

    Kansas - s/t
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    Can I tell you something? Got to tell you one...

    Can I tell you something?
    Got to tell you one thing.
    If you expect the freedom
    That you say is yours,
    Prove that you deserve it.
    Help us to preserve it,
    Or being free will just be
    Words and...
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    The first album definitely didn’t sound like I...

    The first album definitely didn’t sound like I expected from the band name! I was imagining something much…snarkier! But I was pleasantly surprised.
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    Today so far: ELP - Pirates America - America...

    Today so far:

    ELP - Pirates
    America - America (Not feeling very patriotic today, but anyway…) I never knew George Martin was involved on this album!
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    :up It was great!

    :up It was great!
  47. Just sticking this question here: I’m starting...

    Just sticking this question here:

    I’m starting the day with “Pirates!” Haven’t listened to it in a long time. Did Emerson borrow from any pre-existing music by other composers for this?
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    I didn’t. What’s your name?

    I didn’t. What’s your name?
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    Finished that Laymon (it was short, very sick,...

    Finished that Laymon (it was short, very sick, and good!).
    Now reading “A Meeting with Medusa” by Arthur C. Clarke.
  50. Has the HoL album charted again too? Because a...

    Has the HoL album charted again too? Because a few more of those songs will appeal to the Stranger Things crowd. I also wonder if we’ll now have a new raft of singers influenced by Kate.
  51. What was the flaw on the original 40th release?...

    What was the flaw on the original 40th release? Not sure I ever checked mine!
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    I actually didn’t realize they were reissuing the...

    I actually didn’t realize they were reissuing the albums on CD. I thought these were just vinyl. I’m fine with my CDs too. Although I did buy the boxed sets.
  53. ^ This thread is getting me down! I’m 58, and...

    ^ This thread is getting me down! I’m 58, and heading to the gym…
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    I had a feeling you’d be familiar with him! I...

    I had a feeling you’d be familiar with him! I have one more book of his called “Savage,” from the 90s, about Jack the Ripper. That one comes pretty highly recommended, and that’ll probably be the...
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    Oblivion Sun - s/t Snarky Puppy - The Only...

    Oblivion Sun - s/t
    Snarky Puppy - The Only Constant (my first taste of them)
    Genesis - Live
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    ^ I didn't even THINK of: how WOULD my kids even...

    ^ I didn't even THINK of: how WOULD my kids even listen to the CDs? It's not like one of them is going to take my Oppo and hook it up to a TV! I'm much better off leaving each of them a written list...
  57. Good for you! Remember when you were just dipping...

    Good for you! Remember when you were just dipping your toes in Bandcamp? I've only listened to the last few songs this morning. I wanted to hear your recording of The Fisherman. It sounds great. I...
  58. I think that's because so few singles are...

    I think that's because so few singles are released now, or released and actually bought. Also, as I guess is the case with RUTH, they could simply release a digital single at the drop of a hat (or a...
  59. Alan Parsons posted on Facebook congratulating KB...

    Alan Parsons posted on Facebook congratulating KB on having the oldest single to return to #1 in the British Rock charts. This doesn’t really answer your question though, does it?
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    Reading a schlocky but well-written horror novel...

    Reading a schlocky but well-written horror novel by Richard Laymon from 1980 called The Cellar. Frequently touted on the Facebook Books of Horror group, which is a fun group!
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