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    For those who missed the show today, here is the...

    For those who missed the show today, here is the podcast: https://podcasts.progrock.com/2022/05/03/nickies-niches-5-may-2022
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    Attention Fans of Musical Niches! Presenting...

    Attention Fans of Musical Niches!

    Presenting an ennead of artists this month, nine great artists will be featured on my "Nickie's Niches," segment on Chuck Simons’ “Top 10” show tomorrow morning,...
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    For those who missed the show this morning, here...

    For those who missed the show this morning, here is a link to the podcast: https://podcasts.progrock.com/2022/03/29/nickies-niches-4-april-2022/

    That's better
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    Attention Musical Niche Fans! Eight on it’s...

    Attention Musical Niche Fans!

    Eight on it’s side is infinity, and this episode will be infinitely worth your time. Eight great artists will be featured on my "Nickie's Niches," segment on Chuck...
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    Big PBS fan here. Two others, Margery, and The...

    Big PBS fan here. Two others, Margery, and The Fourth Day of July come to mind, right off the bat.
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    In Sierra Leone, I love how the shimmery parts...

    In Sierra Leone, I love how the shimmery parts musically in the fourth part really capture the lyrics of the flashing of prisms from the diamond, it's very effective.
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    Not Prog, but Phil Ochs' "All The News That's Fit...

    Not Prog, but Phil Ochs' "All The News That's Fit To Sing," and "I Ain't Marching Anymore," come immediately to mind.
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    Thank you, Fiberman

    Thank you, Fiberman
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    Gold and Silver is what made me sit up and take...

    Gold and Silver is what made me sit up and take notice of the SF sound. We lived in LA, my sisters worked for The Bank (acts that were playing The Fillmore up the coast played there), passing out...
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    I didn't know the full back story, thank you.

    I didn't know the full back story, thank you.
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    *Waves to fiberman*

    *Waves to fiberman*
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    Thank you! Similar to mini reviews I do for...

    Thank you! Similar to mini reviews I do for Bandcamp artists that I've purchased. Apparently "Care," was written in respect to a person's twin brother who'd been taken by Covid 19. Very moving,...
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    Thank you! Was just about to post that for Vic...

    Thank you! Was just about to post that for Vic 2012.
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    See also my response to Zappathustra.

    See also my response to Zappathustra.
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    Agree wholeheartedly.

    Agree wholeheartedly.
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    I've also heard that story. And of course the...

    I've also heard that story. And of course the Jimmy Page bowing the guitar story of "borrowing" from David Lindley. Since no one sued anyone re these, guess it's OK by the originators. And the...
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    I have a fondness for Kaleidoscope and H.P....

    I have a fondness for Kaleidoscope and H.P. Lovecraft as well. Some real gems.
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    Also, don't forget their fantastic piece of...

    Also, don't forget their fantastic piece of music, "Bombay Calling." The band is very much a representative of how the San Francisco sound expanded. ...
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    My mini review: Marillion returns with a dark...

    My mini review: Marillion returns with a dark look and warning that we all should heed, as our world hurtles toward destruction on so many levels. Right when we could potentially be looking forward...
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    They were the second band at my first concert, Trapeze, Spirit and The Moody Blues at The Forum in Los Angeles, 1970. Spirit was the original lineup. Unforgettable show all around. Twelve Dreams...
  21. Not a band, but am hoping for Jonathan Hultén to...

    Not a band, but am hoping for Jonathan Hultén to release a second solo recording. I just loved his Chants From Another Place of 2020.
  22. Really interested to hear this, thanks!

    Really interested to hear this, thanks!
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    All good points, for the positive and negative. ...

    All good points, for the positive and negative. As there's not much anyone can do about it, I'm hoping for the best. But I had thought that anyone else could run with the model if it became...
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    Didja miss it? Too early/too late/otherwise...

    Didja miss it? Too early/too late/otherwise inconvenient? Here's a link to the podcast of Nickie's Niches #3:...
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    Thanks, Tenk!

    Thanks, Tenk!
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    Looking forward to getting my earses more edumacated!
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    Thanks, Kev! :beer

    Thanks, Kev! :beer
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    Nickie's Niches on Progrock.com

    I started doing little mini-reviews for purchases I'd made in Bandcamp during their "Bandcamp Fridays," last year, and was approached by Chuck Simons at Progrock.com to contribute to his "Top 10,"...
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    It went great! Got the glitches out of the way...

    It went great! Got the glitches out of the way quickly and got a great response in the chat. Looking forward to the next one!
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    Like the OP, my favourite is "Goodbye and Hello."...

    Like the OP, my favourite is "Goodbye and Hello." Takes me right back to then.
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    Very sad to see this today, although a long life...

    Very sad to see this today, although a long life and well lived, with a wonderful musical legacy. RIP Gary, and may you shine on brightly.
  32. Witchwood is a perennial favourite of mine. ...

    Witchwood is a perennial favourite of mine. Loved The Byrds, too.
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    Portions removed for space:

    Love this LP and piece as well. I actually named one of my dogs Tam Lin because of the song, many years ago.
  34. Great list! We have quite a few in common, and,...

    Great list! We have quite a few in common, and, as you probably already know, I do love Pearls Before Swine.
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    @ both, I also quite enjoy the latest Strawbs...

    @ both, I also quite enjoy the latest Strawbs release. Best in years, in my opinion.
  36. And more good taste in evidence.

    And more good taste in evidence.
  37. Big fan of many of your choices. Good taste!

    Big fan of many of your choices. Good taste!
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    Although I might feel differently on a different day, I am choosing The Pentangle for this one. Jack Orion off of "Cruel Sister," is, imo, a masterpiece. Both my favourite release overall of...
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    Yes, I will miss hearing anything new he may have...

    Yes, I will miss hearing anything new he may have been working on. But really glad for what he left for us to enjoy, he was one-of-a-kind.
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    I've enjoyed reading how everyone (so far) got...

    I've enjoyed reading how everyone (so far) got into Prog, or it got into them. Good to see how many also appreciate so many other artists outside of the genre as well.
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    PBS certainly one I would have loved to see live....

    PBS certainly one I would have loved to see live. I did have a bit of correspondence with Tom Rapp, my CD copy of "A Journal of the Plague Year," didn't have a lyrics sheet and I wrote and asked for...
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    Lucky to have been an active listener and...

    Lucky to have been an active listener and concert-goer from the early days of progressive music, but I guess progressive music found me, as it was just what we listened to, as it emerged. Introduced...
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    :lol

    :lol
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    @ Enidi: It was unforgettable. We spent a night...

    @ Enidi: It was unforgettable. We spent a night in line, we were within the first 10 people at the venue box office. A janitor came by around 6AM and quipped, "Who's coming, Jesus?" Ian would...
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    Jethro Tull at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los...

    Jethro Tull at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, CA, January 16, 1977. Third row center seating.
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