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  1. I sorta knew some of you would get that. :)

    I sorta knew some of you would get that. :)
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    Wonderful! This is another great mini-doc by you;...

    Wonderful! This is another great mini-doc by you; I really enjoyed this. As usual you found some great forgotten elements and connected a number of important dots.

    And man! That Anderson-heavy...
  3. “Zil” is a fabbo Brazilian progressive band. ...

    “Zil” is a fabbo Brazilian progressive band.

    And alphabetical? Uh, no. I cannot ever thinking, “ah, today I feel like listening to a band that starts with “M.”
    But I do think in terms of, I feel...
  4. …and is it really Art? Thank you for pointing...

    …and is it really Art?

    Thank you for pointing out the three examples from earlier in the thread. I agree that the “cats” thang is both cringe inducing and very far from the other tunes mentioned. ...
  5. Exactly what IS a “Farcical Novelty”? Can you...

    Exactly what IS a “Farcical Novelty”? Can you give me an example of one that most people agree on?
    I’ve spent 3 weeks pondering this question when I visit the Forum and see this thread. I well know...
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    Another excellent combo of music and video. They...

    Another excellent combo of music and video. They fit perfectly. I love the seagull theme; the squawks were lovely. (The original ARP 2600 came with some patches on sheets (showing all the settings...
  7. I will take the opportunity to spin the discs...

    I will take the opportunity to spin the discs today. Coincidentally, I was yet again searching this morning for my Unicorn—an 18” roto tom just like BB used in that era, so that and this mention of...
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    Do it!! Thanks for responding, Duncan!

    Do it!!

    Thanks for responding, Duncan!
  9. I am adding my voice to the chorus of “But I LIKE...

    I am adding my voice to the chorus of “But I LIKE her voice…”

    But wow, perhaps we are thinking of different Peacock/BB tracks, because a long time ago I transcribed the lyrics on several of them...
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    You are lucky. My wife takes 600 photos (or more)...

    You are lucky. My wife takes 600 photos (or more) A DAY!!!!
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    Do you visit Great Falls? That is what i really...

    Do you visit Great Falls? That is what i really miss from my days in Bethesda.

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!
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    WOWSERS, Ribbony! (I LOVE that moniker!) That...

    WOWSERS, Ribbony! (I LOVE that moniker!) That really looks cool! It almost makes me want to get one of those, what do call it, Com-puters?
  13. I have been wondering how you were doing, John....

    I have been wondering how you were doing, John. Thank you for both updates. I am excited about the book of course but your health is far more important to me. I hate to hear that you have had these...
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    I love ribbons! The long ribbon on my Kurzweil...

    I love ribbons! The long ribbon on my Kurzweil 2500 is fantastic. I love th small ribbon on my Korg M3. And the two ribbons on my Roland Handsonic are really useful.

    You are a ribbon fan, right...
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    The second (or third) time I saw Rush was with a...

    The second (or third) time I saw Rush was with a friend who placed Rush as his favorite band. He worshipped Rush. He had not yet seen them. After getting tickets well in advance he talked about the...
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    I had a ticket for a club show to see Buddy Rich....

    I had a ticket for a club show to see Buddy Rich. But I later realized I also had a ticket for another show (a progressive rock show that I am struggling to recall), so I tried to give away the Rich...
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    Fantastic! I wish Americans were encouraged to...

    Fantastic! I wish Americans were encouraged to learn more languages.

    Collecting CDs is another passion of mine.
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    LOL Normally I would have spotted your tiny...

    LOL
    Normally I would have spotted your tiny error, but I would never call attention to it. In this case I did not notice, and only capitalized “too” in order to emphasize my point that I am crazy...
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    I also agree that it looks like very interesting...

    I also agree that it looks like very interesting hardware.


    And TOO many synths????

    NO!
    Non!
    La!
    Iya!
    Ho!
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    First, I would point out that Firth has an...

    First, I would point out that Firth has an excellent point in his post.

    I think the thing I would stress to everyone, but especially to you is that the key fact in music reproduction really has...
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    You are very kind, Quantum Cat. I think you see...

    You are very kind, Quantum Cat.
    I think you see what I am saying: the best minds in music are already 100% focused on mixing for ATMOS first because they feel the format allows for more...
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    We prefer “Twilight Zone” to “crazy,” but I do...

    We prefer “Twilight Zone” to “crazy,” but I do understand and agree that our image needs to be buffed up a little. :)

    (Here in Tucson, we are somewhat like Austin, you know, a little pool of...
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    THIS!!!!!

    THIS!!!!!
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    Well, tempo is a very personal thing, isn’t it?...

    Well, tempo is a very personal thing, isn’t it? Any of the fellow musicians here probably recognize that they have very strong feelings about tempos in popular and especially, classical music. I...
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    None of the above. With some ATMOS music that...

    None of the above. With some ATMOS music that iaht be the case, but with the GG album it is often the myriad backing vocals. You are not alone in thinking that ATMOS is a gimmick, but I can assure...
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    As I understand it, Apple Music supports both...

    As I understand it, Apple Music supports both ATMOS and their own Spatial Audio. For spatial audio, one needs to be using the Air Pods or Air pods Max. With spatial audio, when one turns one’s head,...
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    Very cool! I like the KM products and this...

    Very cool! I like the KM products and this appears to be an excellent choice! I absolutely think that MPE is the future (I often reference the live concert scene in “La La Land” because it shows off...
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    Happy Birthday to her!!! I was pleased to read...

    Happy Birthday to her!!!
    I was pleased to read (in his autobiography) that Steven Wilson loves “Sonic Seasonings.” It really was revolutionary.
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    Thanks, John! It IS pretty cool, because of the...

    Thanks, John!
    It IS pretty cool, because of the interface; the way one can mash the various buttons to temporarily engage the various effects makes it especially useful and…rhythmic.

    My Moog...
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    Forgive the somewhat off-topic query, but anyone...

    Forgive the somewhat off-topic query, but anyone have experience with the old ELECTRIX Filter Factory? While not a synth, it sure allows for som very synth-like control. I love the Repeater and the...
  31. So much in this Modern World is…kinda crappy, but...

    So much in this Modern World is…kinda crappy, but the simple fact that I can be pre-ordering the latest Ant re-release FORTY-FIVE years after stumbling on the “Geese” LP in Sam Goody makes me feel a...
  32. QUOTE OF THE WEEK!!! I am truly laughing out...

    QUOTE OF THE WEEK!!!

    I am truly laughing out loud, Sean!

    (As far as the topic, I really like the album, but like many people, prefer the first two albums.)
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    I too found some evidence for that on-line.

    I too found some evidence for that on-line.
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    …so I just finished it. I think it is not only an...

    …so I just finished it. I think it is not only an excellent source of information on the man, but is also a truly unique autobiography. Several of the various structures used are quite different than...
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    I fully agree! You have achieved a rare thing....

    I fully agree! You have achieved a rare thing. This site continues to be a great place for me. Thank you, Sean (and Team). Music rises above everything, so a great Forum about music will also rise...
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    I am 2/3 through the book and am very much...

    I am 2/3 through the book and am very much enjoying it. Not surprisingly, Steven has created something that is quite different than the usual musician autobio. I really like the approaches he has...
  37. Excellent! Thank you! (I pre-ordered it)

    Excellent! Thank you!
    (I pre-ordered it)
  38. I find many records from the 70s have some dated...

    I find many records from the 70s have some dated guitar sounds, but have always felt that the various electric guitar sounds Mike is famous for are timeless. Very few people can replicate them...
  39. “Nightmare” is one of those great, explosive...

    “Nightmare” is one of those great, explosive tracks by Ant. “Sisters of Remindum” is somewhat similar with its great drum track.
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    You have my official permission! ;) But I...

    You have my official permission! ;)

    But I think there really is something there. It is actually quite difficult to find that perfect place between completely innovative and comfortably familiar in...
  41. THIS! (Thank you for saving me time!)

    THIS!

    (Thank you for saving me time!)
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    Very enjoyable. Sort of the perfect ambient…just...

    Very enjoyable. Sort of the perfect ambient…just enough “Ooh I think I recognize that sort of sound,” and an equal amount of “cool, this is not like anything else I have heard.”

    How is that for a...
  43. WOW! How could I miss an ANT thread? In any case,...

    WOW! How could I miss an ANT thread? In any case, many of our usual Anthony P fans have chimed in. As a huge fan, I love most everything he has done, but since it was the first, I admit to being very...
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    Wow, you are not kidding…what a great...

    Wow, you are not kidding…what a great perspective! I loved seeing Jay from behind, the details of Billy’s Taurus pedals and Pedalboard, and the back of Geoff’s rig. Did you film this?
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    I saw the Tucson show and was very entertained. I...

    I saw the Tucson show and was very entertained. I was 4th row, in front of Steve Howe. Jay sure brought a bunch more power to the show. And yes, Billy is fitting in better.

    The bottom line to me...
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    My friend, you have a very refined sense of what...

    My friend, you have a very refined sense of what works in this realm. What have you done lately? Anything new?
  47. This is a very articulate summary of much of what...

    This is a very articulate summary of much of what I found endearing and revealing about this video.[/QUOTE]

    I agree about the “endearing” part. It resonated for me because I do the exact same...
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    It was under-developed but passed by too...

    It was under-developed but passed by too quickly…sort of like the old joke:

    Two older New Yorker women complaining together as they eat lunch in a restaurant. “You know, the food here is...
  49. Thank you! Quite interesting in many ways, isn’t...

    Thank you!
    Quite interesting in many ways, isn’t it? So many of the “Musician” personality traits…the humble, almost disparaging attitude towards his/their body of work…the “it has been so long...
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    Ah, Ms. Steele…perhaps the best free-form DJ...

    Ah, Ms. Steele…perhaps the best free-form DJ ever. So many nights (at 10PM) I waited with my Koss headphones for her show to start. “What would she start with tonight?” What a delightful web she...
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    WOW, what a fascinating piece, Sean! Overall, I...

    WOW, what a fascinating piece, Sean! Overall, I feel you fully achieved your aims (if I may be so bold to as to think that I know what you wanted to do). There were a few content and editing moments...
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    I always like your approach, Rarebird. I have...

    I always like your approach, Rarebird. I have three 81Z’s!!! They sound great in general, especially in a mix.

    @BobM. You are correct. Hardware does need maintenance from time to time.
    ...
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    Well, I have a Casio CZ-1000 all ready to get...

    Well, I have a Casio CZ-1000 all ready to get pushed out the door….it is in its original box. And then there is the Korg EX-800 module, but it has that known quirk where it is in a different key! You...
  54. Bruce! One of the consistencies of this site is...

    Bruce!
    One of the consistencies of this site is your informed, ever-helpful, and kind posts!
    This info is very much appreciated. Thank you!!
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    I hear you. In these times, most every person...

    I hear you.
    In these times, most every person selling a used synth seems to think it is their ticket to huge profit. So I too feel what you are describing. But I started collecting synths back in...
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    It seems like most of us agree: some GREAT stuff...

    It seems like most of us agree: some GREAT stuff and some meh stuff.

    Since “Best of “ lists are so popular around here, have we listed the stand-out tracks for this album? I’d have to sit down and...
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    I wish I was that way! But a “massive stack of...

    I wish I was that way!
    But a “massive stack of gadgets” is exactly what I have!!!! :)
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    Agreed. Here is his quote: "I had a heart...

    Agreed.

    Here is his quote:

    "I had a heart attack, a broken leg, three back operations, infected in there. I had four eye operations," Wenner said. "It was more than enough."

    And the link to...
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    …he actually went through about 3 very, very...

    …he actually went through about 3 very, very serious health scares in the last two years.
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    I like this, James! What a cool idea. The...

    I like this, James! What a cool idea.
    The ambient sounds are kinda nice…and the beach video elements are lovely. Best of all is the improv itself. You have a talent for this!!!

    Well done!!
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