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    :up :up

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  2. Sticky: My CD Gift package arrived last week. My thanks...

    My CD Gift package arrived last week. My thanks to Chris for a very thoughtful and creative bequest, and to Duncan for all his efforts in distributing the collection. What a monumental task!

    My...
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    Just listened to the full track via the youtube...

    Just listened to the full track via the youtube link upthread. I think it sounds pretty good. Jon's voice sounds great to my ears. The instrumental interplay in the last third of the track, imo,...
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    It was HOT here in Victoria, and most of British...

    It was HOT here in Victoria, and most of British Columbia. The "heat dome" lasted from Friday thru Tuesday, peaking Monday with a high of 40 degrees. That's 104 F. The previous historic high for...
  6. Yeah, Disequilibrium is about right! Quirky,...

    Yeah, Disequilibrium is about right! Quirky, modern, proggy, Hammilly, Isildursy and very good!

    Thanks for the post.
  7. Sticky: Just noticed this thread, and what a lovely...

    Just noticed this thread, and what a lovely gesture on both Chris's part and yours, Duncan. Please count me in with the P.E. Horde that have already stepped forward. :)

    Great way to honour Chris.
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    I had the Pfizer shot mid-April, and apart from a...

    I had the Pfizer shot mid-April, and apart from a slight soreness in the vaccinated area, I felt fine, and still do. My second shot is scheduled for June 28. I had no hesitancy in taking the...
  9. ^ I can believe this, Steve, based on the track...

    ^ I can believe this, Steve, based on the track Firewell.

    For those unfamiliar with the band, here's the track. This one sits towards the heavier side of the band's oeuvre, yet is very melodic in...
  10. As it happens, I picked this CD up a month ago. ...

    As it happens, I picked this CD up a month ago. I also have Family. The band's sound is fuller and more mature (and confident) on Family, but to my ears there is a lot to like from TAGtH I. I...
  11. Thanks for the post, SRS. What a wonderful...

    Thanks for the post, SRS. What a wonderful anecdote from Andy that obviously made a huge impression on him. Looking forward to reading - and hearing - more!
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    Condolences to you, Peter, and the rest of...

    Condolences to you, Peter, and the rest of Steve's family. I also never met Steve, but as others have shared, I still knew him from his P.E. posts, which exuded genuineness, with doses of humour. I...
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    Great photos, Neil. Thanks for sharing them.

    Great photos, Neil. Thanks for sharing them.
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    Thanks for sharing this news of the Geez, and...

    Thanks for sharing this news of the Geez, and doing so now. Best wishes for the time you have together. May it be filled with love and Prog, laughter and stories, and perhaps a cigar or two.
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    Another fan of Falling Satellites, but also...

    Another fan of Falling Satellites, but also really enjoy Milliontown. The 2nd record hasn't seen play by me for some time (not saying I don't like it).

    I'm sure I'll pick up this new one.
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    I see what you did there. ;)

    I see what you did there. ;)
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    I ordered a cd off ebay, and the cd shipped Dec...

    I ordered a cd off ebay, and the cd shipped Dec 27. I believe it was coming from the UK. It hasn't arrived. I sent the seller a message simply updating that I hadn't received the package but was...
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    You may not be looking for/needing/wanting this,...

    You may not be looking for/needing/wanting this, but I do apologize for running my nails down your chalkboard. Sincerely. I was trying to legitimize the style of vocals, while at the same time...
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    You know, I can appreciate the vocal style on...

    You know, I can appreciate the vocal style on offer here, and know many like it, even love it. But, after giving two of the tracks a go, and stopping both not too long after the vocals kicked in,...
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    That was excellent. Enjoyed the track from start...

    That was excellent. Enjoyed the track from start to finish. While it was undeniably Transatlantic, the tune also had moments where the DNA wasn't obvious.
  21. Thanks, Sean. Great interview. Fun to listen to...

    Thanks, Sean. Great interview. Fun to listen to these guys that have been on albums I've spun for years.
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    That's a great anecdote, Barry. What an...

    That's a great anecdote, Barry. What an emotional moment that would have been for you, and, ten years late, I'm sure still is. Thanks for sharing.
  23. Happy (American) Thanksgiving to you and other...

    Happy (American) Thanksgiving to you and other USA PE'ers.

    My first grandchild (Crew) was also born in October!

    A welcome (to us both) to Grandparenthood!
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    Thanks for the link. I watched most of it. ...

    Thanks for the link. I watched most of it. Great stuff!
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    Another Whirlwind fan here. I enjoy their other...

    Another Whirlwind fan here. I enjoy their other albums, to varying degrees, but repeat spins of Whirlwind don't diminish my appreciation nor enjoyment of it.
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    I've always had a soft spot for Ritual, and am...

    I've always had a soft spot for Ritual, and am excited about a new release. Below is a link to their fb page, where there's brief 30 second clips from three of the tracks. Sounds pretty good to...
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    :up :ipa (btw, that's cider in the glass, not...

    :up :ipa

    (btw, that's cider in the glass, not beer, as I've never acquired a taste for beer)
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    Hey Jed, What are the ??'s for? I'm curious!

    Hey Jed,

    What are the ??'s for? I'm curious!
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    I love their Christmas record. Great selection...

    I love their Christmas record. Great selection of tunes, and, strangely enough, I think you can listen to them in the holiday spirit, or listen as simply great music. Love the par-um-du-dum-dum's...
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    But...for a number of years they were both named...

    But...for a number of years they were both named the "Riders" in our 8 team CFL. Saskatchewan being the Roughriders and Ottawa the Rough Riders. Best not to ask. :)

    (I've taken a minor liberty...
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    I think we need three, maybe four more rounds of...

    I think we need three, maybe four more rounds of this. :) It seems we're just going around the same issues, again and again. Sort of like....wait for it....an eccentric orbit.
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    The ticket agents ask the standard...

    The ticket agents ask the standard questions...are you feeling unwell, have you been tested positive....etc. I can't imagine there's many that would answer yes, in the event they should. They don't...
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    Ontario and Quebec are sure seeing rises in...

    Ontario and Quebec are sure seeing rises in cases. We've been fortunate in BC with daily counts in the vicinity of 150. Here on Vancouver Island, we're even more fortunate with daily counts...
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    Count me in on the CD side of the fence. I've...

    Count me in on the CD side of the fence. I've never bought a d/loaded file. I do enjoy streaming, though, especially on progstreaming. Great way to either have a listen before committing $$, or...
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    Another track from the new album has been...

    Another track from the new album has been uploaded by Inside Out. Undeniably TFK. A bit understated, but in a good way. Two thumbs up from me!

    ...
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    I frequent his site often and have made a number...

    I frequent his site often and have made a number of purchases after listening to albums. I also enjoy reading his enthusiastic facebook posts promoting a new stream. They're often amusing. The new...
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    Great idea! Thanks. My OP was simply to start a...

    Great idea! Thanks. My OP was simply to start a conversation on the band's excellent record, and give mention to the two other albums that caught my ears. For the bands' sake, hopefully a few...
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    BTW, here's a link to Progstreaming (and no, I...

    BTW, here's a link to Progstreaming (and no, I don't own shares :) )


    http://progstreaming.nl/
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    New La Maschera Di Cera ~ great stuff

    Had a listen to the newest by La Maschera Di Cera from Progstreaming and it's excellent. The opening 1:15 from the first track ranks with some of the best openings. Blistering hammond runs...
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    Thanks for the info! I might consider switching...

    Thanks for the info! I might consider switching to the Momemtum Infinite card. It would cost me $110 more in fees (we pay for one supplementary card) but we'd earn an additional $230 or so, based...
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    What bank/financial institution is your credit...

    What bank/financial institution is your credit card from? (if you don't mind my asking) I have a Scotiabank visa which gives 1% cash back on all purchases, and an additional 1% on grocery store and...
  42. I have an Italian version LP, and agree there's...

    I have an Italian version LP, and agree there's some beautiful music on tap here. There's something about the music on this one that draws me in. It may be partly due to the flow, and a subtle...
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    And quite enjoyed that track.

    And quite enjoyed that track.
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    ^^ You're a stronger man than I :).

    ^^ You're a stronger man than I :).
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    Ditto the above! And what a fun track This Human...

    Ditto the above! And what a fun track This Human Equation is.
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    Thanks for posting. Really enjoyed it!

    Thanks for posting. Really enjoyed it!
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    Our provincial government has put out a "Good...

    Our provincial government has put out a "Good Times Guide", aimed at younger people. It's a novel idea in tackling the novel coronavirus. Seems like the message's assumption is younger people are...
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    Really dig the music of Gazpacho. Yes, they can...

    Really dig the music of Gazpacho. Yes, they can be a bit samey. Yes, there's emphasis on vocals. But their music resonates with me in some manner that's difficult to explain. Looking forward to...
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    ^^ Good call! Unfortunately, the Admiral Jacks...

    ^^ Good call! Unfortunately, the Admiral Jacks story is a oft-repeated one when it comes to younger folks gathering.
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    In the restaurants category, our family went to a...

    In the restaurants category, our family went to a pizzeria 3 or 4 weeks ago. The server was wearing a mask, as were other employees. They spaced patrons appropriately. It was the first sit-down...
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    My wife has had mild (very mild) cold-like...

    My wife has had mild (very mild) cold-like symptoms for several days and yesterday morning decided the responsible thing to do was to call the number set up to report being ill. She was given an...
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    I own several Magenta discs, but not all of them....

    I own several Magenta discs, but not all of them. Great music. As Moe writes above, they can be somewhat "by the numbers", but I happen to really enjoy those numbers on offer by Magenta!
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    ^^ That's a great story. Thanks for sharing.

    ^^ That's a great story. Thanks for sharing.
  54. Thanks for posting! That was splendid. Can't...

    Thanks for posting! That was splendid.

    Can't say I have a favourite impression. I tend to take them as a whole and enjoy the three impressions together as the most excellent epic it is.
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    That was fun to watch. Thanks for posting.

    That was fun to watch. Thanks for posting.
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    Excellent! Thanks for the post T.C.

    Excellent! Thanks for the post T.C.
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    Great anecdote! On the subject of our PM, I...

    Great anecdote! On the subject of our PM, I think generally he has done a very good job during the pandemic. There's been a couple of amusing moments, such as early on, when he was quarantining at...
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    Thanks, Kelly, for sharing this with us. My...

    Thanks, Kelly, for sharing this with us. My condolences to you.
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    ^ I really like what I heard in that first clip. ...

    ^ I really like what I heard in that first clip. So far, this sounds (to me) to be potentially the best Wakeman album in some time.
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    Thanks for sharing this, TV. It's anecdotes like...

    Thanks for sharing this, TV. It's anecdotes like this, along with PE posters' experiences during the pandemic, that keep me viewing this thread.
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