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    Yeah, that's basically right as I understand it....

    Yeah, that's basically right as I understand it. That's certainly what it sounded like to me. They're definitely not using samples.

    Bill
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    They all work on the same principle as the POG,...

    They all work on the same principle as the POG, which is a fantastic digital octave pedal. Far and away the best tracking I've ever experienced on an octaver, and options for up and down octaves...
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    That must be it!! :lol

    That must be it!! :lol
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    Sticky: I got this CD when it came out (I didn't have the...

    I got this CD when it came out (I didn't have the Japanese version with the two extra tracks, mine ended with Quits). I liked aspects of the first few songs, some nice melodies, a nice laid back...
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    ^^^ I added Backbeat to my Netflix queue...

    ^^^

    I added Backbeat to my Netflix queue today, it looks really good. I will watch be BBC documentary too. As a kid I had a really nice book on The Beatles, which I still have, and Astrid is...
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    The only time music makes me feel nostalgic about...

    The only time music makes me feel nostalgic about the old days are the rare occasions I drive around alone in my old hometown listening to the one remaining rock radio station I used to listen to...
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    So for anyone else who has the CD, are you...

    So for anyone else who has the CD, are you experiencing a glitch in the transition from track nine to track 10? Kind of like a little pause, like you get when transitioning between digital files with...
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    ROFLMAO!!! :lol That's it, I'm suing Wakeman!...

    ROFLMAO!!! :lol

    That's it, I'm suing Wakeman! I'll get Taurus' attorneys to represent me and get legal counsel from Roger Dean. :cool

    Bill
  9. I just ordered it yesterday. I briefly sampled a...

    I just ordered it yesterday. I briefly sampled a couple of tracks and was pretty impressed!

    Bill
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    Thanks for the reminder. I've been meaning to...

    Thanks for the reminder. I've been meaning to sample this, and just did. Am ordering the CD now, really good!

    Bill
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    Sticky: Ah, I mis-read that. If that was USD, then he did...

    Ah, I mis-read that. If that was USD, then he did extremely well for himself!

    Bill
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    Sticky: I work in the industry, and stock trading is not...

    I work in the industry, and stock trading is not all about being unethical. Selfish I will grant you.

    According to the article, he had access to information that made him tell his insider friends...
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    First listen last night didn't blow me away. It...

    First listen last night didn't blow me away. It seems to get a little unfocused at times and I sort of lost the plot. But there were a few other things going on, so maybe I got distracted. Didn't...
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    Just received the CD, looking forward to spinning...

    Just received the CD, looking forward to spinning it tonight!

    Bill
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    Mods can move it to OT or close it. I thought it...

    Mods can move it to OT or close it. I thought it was newsworthy and that it relates to a seminal figure in the Prog Rock world, which is why I posted it here.

    Bill
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    Right. I think many of us are questioning that,...

    Right. I think many of us are questioning that, or at least thinking that is probably not the only cause of the issue.

    Bill
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    He definitely was a smoker, and was smoking at...

    He definitely was a smoker, and was smoking at least a pipe well into the early 2000s. I saw him smoking his pipe each time he left the stage at an outdoor gig in the early 2000s, so my sense is it...
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    Ian Anderson Reveals He Has COPD

    https://www.loudersound.com/news/ian-anderson-im-suffering-from-an-incurable-lung-disease

    Apparently in the Dan Rather interview that will air tomorrow night. He attributes the cause to being...
  19. Cool, thanks! I'll keep this in mind. We're still...

    Cool, thanks! I'll keep this in mind. We're still a couple of months away, but this may be useful!

    Bill
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    Yeah great, also pre-ordered the CD! Bill

    Yeah great, also pre-ordered the CD!

    Bill
  21. Thread: ZZ Top

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    My ZZ Top listening over the last few days: ...

    My ZZ Top listening over the last few days:

    About a week or so ago I spun the first album, before this thread started. Awesome, always dig that one! Top notch raw raunchy blues rock!

    A few days...
  22. I need to give this another shot. I heard bits...

    I need to give this another shot. I heard bits back when it came out, and it didn't excite me much. Count me as another that feels VDGG need Jackson, or somebody else, to help round out the sound....
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    Good luck with that, LOL! :lol

    Good luck with that, LOL! :lol
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    Sticky: Just saw this, terribly sorry to hear this, and I...

    Just saw this, terribly sorry to hear this, and I obviously empathize with the additional issues this situation brought to an already sad event. My sincere condolences to you and your wife and her...
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    Sticky: Thank you all so much. My wife is due home today...

    Thank you all so much. My wife is due home today and I will share all this with her. Richard, I agree with you entirely. The loss stings, but his was a life well lived and he left behind nothing but...
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    I don't see how they get him in under their cap,...

    I don't see how they get him in under their cap, which is a mess. Add to this the questionable value of Dalton, and I say no. But I said Brady stayed in NE, so what do I know!?! :p
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    Sticky: Thanks all! I'll share all your messages with her...

    Thanks all! I'll share all your messages with her when she's home tomorrow. And I'll give her a big 'ol hug too! :D

    Bill
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    Sticky: Thanks guys! I appreciate your thoughts and will...

    Thanks guys! I appreciate your thoughts and will share with Madeleine. :up

    Bill
  29. Cool, thanks!

    Cool, thanks!
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    Sticky: Thanks guys! Yes, you hit it on the head, that...

    Thanks guys! Yes, you hit it on the head, that really was the hardest part of this. The plan all along was to bring him home at the end, family was all set to gather. This just shut all those plans...
  31. It's good to hear you guys are weathering the...

    It's good to hear you guys are weathering the storm!! I'm curious if you're finding it more difficult to get new product in? Also, do you get a sense that bands are having difficulty getting new...
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    Sticky: My wife's father passed away last night. While he...

    My wife's father passed away last night. While he did have Coronavirus, I think it was his underlying condition that was really responsible for his death. The normal flu, or a fall, or what-have-you...
  33. Yeah, it hasn't left my stack of CDs in rotation....

    Yeah, it hasn't left my stack of CDs in rotation. Every time I play it, I hear something new and like it more. It's really quite taken me by surprise, I didn't expect to like it so much.

    Well, to...
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    I had two Zoom meetings today, one with the...

    I had two Zoom meetings today, one with the Chancellor of UMass Amherst, and one with the Athletic Director. They both alluded to great uncertainty about football in the fall. The AD is in touch with...
  35. Thread: ZZ Top

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    Deguello is probably my overall favorite. I think...

    Deguello is probably my overall favorite. I think they left it out of six pack because it was still selling well on its own, having many hits (Cheap Sunglasses, I Thank You, Bad/Nationwide, and She...
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    In this situation, I'm not sure if it's a case of...

    In this situation, I'm not sure if it's a case of "analog magic" or simply the removal of unnecessary digital intervention to help "modernize" the sound. The first two albums are not especially well...
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    That's why I went with the box set. Original...

    That's why I went with the box set. Original mixes of the early albums. The first two weren't ever on CD without those remixes, I believe. Anyway, the box set sounds great, each album in its own...
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    Sticky: Thanks guys. My wife talked with her brother and...

    Thanks guys. My wife talked with her brother and sister last night. All agreed there wasn't much that could be done. Her sister is a nurse manager in a large nursing home chain in Michigan, so she...
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    For whatever reason, I was never into ZZ Top back...

    For whatever reason, I was never into ZZ Top back in the day. But a couple of years back I got curious about their earlier stuff and wound up buying their complete studio album box set (1970-1990)....
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    Sticky: Well, I now personally know someone with COVID19....

    Well, I now personally know someone with COVID19. My father in law has been in a nursing home with Parkinson's for the past three years. They discovered their first COVID19 patient about a week ago,...
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    Yep. Yeah, there was another more highly rated...

    Yep.

    Yeah, there was another more highly rated TE on the board when they drafted their first TE, but other teams had passed on him too. I agree, neither of these guys look like superstars, but may...
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    Pats had two weirdo picks, the DII player in the...

    Pats had two weirdo picks, the DII player in the second round, and the kicker (both where they took him, and who they took). I think their picks in the third round, and their later picks where they...
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    Loyalty is overrated. Haven't you been paying...

    Loyalty is overrated. Haven't you been paying attention to the Patriots? :lol
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    Sticky: Wow, scary. I hope she is OK! Bill

    Wow, scary. I hope she is OK!

    Bill
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    Yeah, just seeing this. It's a win for the Pats...

    Yeah, just seeing this. It's a win for the Pats afaic as clearly Gronk wasn't coming back to New England. More tools in the rebuilding arsenal for Belichick, we'll see what he does with them.

    Bill
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    So I'm listening now to the sample Cozy posted...

    So I'm listening now to the sample Cozy posted earlier of Guerison. I'm actually digging it! It's got all the elements I didn't personally find in the first album; much more energy to my ears, less...
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    I think the line in Can-Utility is relatively...

    I think the line in Can-Utility is relatively more difficult than No Reply. There are some pretty tricky moments there, certainly far trickier than No Reply. So I don't think there's really any...
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    Kelly, I'm absolutely devastated to hear this....

    Kelly, I'm absolutely devastated to hear this. Keith had such a great spirit, and I loved his posts here about music, sports, and musical equipment. I believe he also had my CDs (Eccentric Orbit) and...
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    Why would you say that? It's not a particularly...

    Why would you say that? It's not a particularly difficult line, as you can see from the video below. Certainly Rutherford did far trickier stuff on earlier Genesis material. He could easily handle...
  50. I've had that Lady With album since it came out....

    I've had that Lady With album since it came out. Not quite GR quality for me, but very enjoyable! IIRC, it gets cooking in the later tracks. Probably time for a re-spin!

    Spin that Zopp, I'm sure...
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    Got this yesterday and have spun it three times. Hold freakin' crap, I love it! Yeah, it hearkens to a lot of familiar territory, but man do they ever deliver some strong compositions here! A solid...
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    Just got this yesterday, and have spun it three times. I absolutely love it! Your description is good, and accurate, but I think they really deliver some solid compositions here that while not new,...
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    Thanks, I will give Guerison a listen! The...

    Thanks, I will give Guerison a listen!

    The reason I actually gave Setna another shot is because so many people whose taste I respect seem to like it so much. I don't mind the input on having a...
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    Funny, I've just been spending time learning the bass line for this tune. I don't think I'll ever catch every little nuance, but I finally have the basic gist of it, and it really is fun to play!...
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    I accept this to some extent. I probably would...

    I accept this to some extent. I probably would get more out of it with a close full listen (though in fairness, the track I sampled was 20+ minutes, and I listened to the whole thing). From what I...
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    I recall sampling the Setna when it came out and...

    I recall sampling the Setna when it came out and taking a pass. I listened to the samples in this thread, and I agree with the "sedate and underwhelming" take. Didn't care much for the vocals either....
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    Sticky: Really hard to say. We have a very high number of...

    Really hard to say. We have a very high number of cases in Massachusetts, but relatively we've done a lot of testing. I expect another 4-6 weeks of stay-at-home, then, depending how things are...
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    You beat me to it! :lol

    You beat me to it! :lol
  59. As far as the classic periods/albums of the big...

    As far as the classic periods/albums of the big name Prog bands (Yes, ELP, Genesis, KC, Tull, GG, Camel, Rush, etc.), I still love that music as much now as ever. I do suffer a bit from having...
  60. Nicely done! My favorite track on the new album!...

    Nicely done! My favorite track on the new album! Did not register that was a bass solo at the end until I saw this, very cool! Was going to see you in Salem, MA I think this month, but obviously...
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