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    As usual I'm late to the party, but it's only...

    As usual I'm late to the party, but it's only taken me 40 years to discover Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO) (who included Kazumi Watanabe in their touring lineup early on.) They weren't rock or prog,...
  2. I'm guessing this guy is single. He's like the...

    I'm guessing this guy is single. He's like the living version of John Cusack's character in High Fidelity.



    He's just sporting his lockdown locks. ;)
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    I'm sure he's already been asked, but how was it...

    I'm sure he's already been asked, but how was it working with Cirque? Any particularly memorable shows?
  4. I remembered when I was a teenager first hearing...

    I remembered when I was a teenager first hearing this I got confused looking at the album's sleeve notes, because the 2d Impression is clearly two separate pieces. I don't know why Emerson didn't...
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    But apparently on SW's list was Yes' Drama album....

    But apparently on SW's list was Yes' Drama album. :O I get the sense their lists include some stuff many of us here like (Yes, Bowie, etc.), but for the podcast they chose to talk about the more......
  6. One wonders if Jon gets big ideas, but at his age...

    One wonders if Jon gets big ideas, but at his age just bringing them to fruition on a single song completely wipes him out.
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    Thanks for linking this -- I've been wanting to...

    Thanks for linking this -- I've been wanting to listen to it. We're all music nerds here, and it's fun to listen to two guys who are probably even more hard core music nerds talk about the music they...
  8. I imagine at this point in their lives it's all...

    I imagine at this point in their lives it's all about legacy. And considering Roger had a hand in creating 90% of the PF music that is consumed by the public these days -- especially the stuff that...
  9. Yeah, there's a running joke in the comments of...

    Yeah, there's a running joke in the comments of his videos where he keeps getting asked about what kind of octave unit he uses.
  10. Guy Pratt on Toy Matinee's "Last Plane Out"

    Guy Pratt has been putting out "Lockdown Licks" videos where he talks about and plays through notable songs from his career. I never realized that he was the bassist on most of the Toy Matinee album,...
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    Bugger. RIP. :( Just a couple years ago... ...

    Bugger. RIP. :(

    Just a couple years ago...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGqMze-hWW8


    And back in the day (check out Twink)...
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    Speaking of things I've never heard before, I...

    Speaking of things I've never heard before, I stumbled upon this yesterday. It's a recording of Yes from the 1970 Plumpton Festival, shortly after Steve had joined but before The Yes Album was...
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    Which I always thought was deeply ironic, given...

    Which I always thought was deeply ironic, given how Anderson is seen bad-mouthing RTB's work in the YesYears video. Maybe it was Elektra's decision to have him produce 3 Ships.
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    Yeah, my sense is they got him but at a budget...

    Yeah, my sense is they got him but at a budget price. So he probably showed up for some of the initial sessions and then handed it over to his minions.
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    Sweet. SW had a long way to go as a singer, but...

    Sweet. SW had a long way to go as a singer, but otherwise there's not that much distance between this and the performances on Coma Divine.

    EDIT: I gather that some of these recordings from the...
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    Sticky: My wife and I both lost our dads in the last 2-3...

    My wife and I both lost our dads in the last 2-3 years. Mine was in hospice for a bit and hers was in a memory care center for about a year. We are both very glad they didn't have to go through any...
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    Nice story... thanks for sharing (and it would be...

    Nice story... thanks for sharing (and it would be great to get this to the band somehow.)
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    QFT.

    QFT.
  19. "An Instrumental Tribute to Yes" -or- "All...

    "An Instrumental Tribute to Yes"

    -or-

    "All the parts that aren't included in those Yes songbooks you own."

    :D
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    Writeup in the NYT. ...

    Writeup in the NYT.

    RIP.
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    Will Genesis record a farewell album with Pete,...

    Will Genesis record a farewell album with Pete, Steve and Ant?
  22. I haven't heard Do Not Disturb yet, but of the...

    I haven't heard Do Not Disturb yet, but of the other post Y2K albums this is probably my favorite. Or not, depending on what day it is! I agree with others that they all have some great tracks on...
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    Sticky: Governor Jay Inslee of Washington released a PPT...

    Governor Jay Inslee of Washington released a PPT with information about how his office uses data to make decisions about future Covid policy, in particular when to re-open businesses, etc. It's an...
  24. Thread: Fripp Thread

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    Why am I hearing something off the GG&F album in...

    Why am I hearing something off the GG&F album in my head while watching this?
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    Are we sure this interview was with Steve and not...

    Are we sure this interview was with Steve and not Jon A? ;)
  26. I agree. I've never been a fan, but I didn't...

    I agree. I've never been a fan, but I didn't think her rendition was all THAT awful.
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    I did the same thing with a $20 poster of that...

    I did the same thing with a $20 poster of that multi-limbed wizard Greenslade cover I bought at Tower Records circa 1982. The holes from the many pushpins used to hold the thing up throughout my...
  28. Interesting. I didn't realize Genesis were...

    Interesting. I didn't realize Genesis were actually managed by some guy named Ed Goodgold. ;)
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    Yup. I miss the SW who sat down with an acoustic...

    Yup. I miss the SW who sat down with an acoustic guitar and recorded songs like "Nine Cats."
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    Agreed. And I have to confess I was already...

    Agreed.

    And I have to confess I was already struggling to warm to the whole The Future Bites concept, but I'm even more so now. In 6 months is anyone going to give a shit about cynical harangues...
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    Also remember Genesis (PC, mainly) were under the...

    Also remember Genesis (PC, mainly) were under the sway of R&B groups like Earth Wind & Fire at the time, so it's not unthinkable that they'd emulate the sound of those groups as well.

    The funny...
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    I went back to check but it caused the video to...

    I went back to check but it caused the video to play again and I convulsed with laughter. Sorry.
  33. What's even more bittersweet is that these...

    What's even more bittersweet is that these Talk-era fan-fests (there was one out on the west coast as well) happened shortly after the grunge/Nirvana explosion, and the kind of FM rock radio stations...
  34. C'mon, we all know it'll be the Billy Sherwood...

    C'mon, we all know it'll be the Billy Sherwood show all the way.
  35. In fact, he may be legally constrained from doing...

    In fact, he may be legally constrained from doing so, even if he wanted to.
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    Yowza. Some intrepid progger needs to make a...

    Yowza. Some intrepid progger needs to make a concept album out of all this. Where's Andy Tillison when you need him? ;)
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    I read it to mean he had a greater hand...

    I read it to mean he had a greater hand personally constructing the tracks on the computer this time (and probably more in his home studio than in a professional space), rather than taking the more...
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    That first album was a safe bet -- give the...

    That first album was a safe bet -- give the masses what they want, and make music that will get you easily hired as support to bigger name rock bands. In the mean time hone your chops, get experience...
  39. (Jumping in for Sean) You can't stop Yes! ...

    (Jumping in for Sean)

    You can't stop Yes!

    :lol
  40. LOL :rofl

    LOL :rofl
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    Sticky: This is pretty much our situation. I've been a...

    This is pretty much our situation. I've been a freelance graphic designer for the past 13 years so same old same old for me. But one reason my partner Marcia and I decided to relocate to WA from CA...
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    Sticky: Ditto. !!!! :)

    Ditto.

    !!!!

    :)
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    I guess the thing I'm most curious about those...

    I guess the thing I'm most curious about those concerts is: did Yes play those songs with the orchestra at the same breakneck tempos they did without the orchestra?

    ...
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    Cue indignant sarcasm from Scrotum Scissors in...

    Cue indignant sarcasm from Scrotum Scissors in 4... 3... 2... 1...
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    Yeah, John Rutsey wasn't a bad drummer, but stuff...

    Yeah, John Rutsey wasn't a bad drummer, but stuff like this must have made people in 1975 sit up and go "holy fuck!"

    And I love how they inserted a Jethro Tull homage in at 4:19. :D
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    I was thinking the same thing, although that...

    I was thinking the same thing, although that could have come down to the post-production mix as well.

    Re: Yes with an orchestra in 1970, I can't recall where but some time ago I thought I recall...
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    "By Tor and the Snow Dog" will pop into my brain...

    "By Tor and the Snow Dog" will pop into my brain unbidden probably every few days or so. It never gets old.

    I like all of them, but overall Fly By Night is the most consistent and my favorite from...
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    Sticky: On a positive note, my partner Marcia was just...

    On a positive note, my partner Marcia was just offered a job that will provide substantially better income and benefits (esp. health care). So I guess the business world isn't entirely going down the...
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    Sticky: I snapped this pic while driving by the local...

    I snapped this pic while driving by the local distillery. I remarked that it was a sign of how businesses like distilleries were switching gears to making "essential" products like hand sanitizer. My...
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    Wow. Just... wow.

    Wow. Just... wow.
  51. Besides his collection of Yes albums, this is the...

    Besides his collection of Yes albums, this is the "hidden" treasure of the LPs I inherited from my brother when he went off to join the Navy in 1978. It remains a Desert Island LP in my collection. I...
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    Wow... We all knew this was possible, but right...

    Wow... We all knew this was possible, but right after Bill Plummer?

    F*ck Cancer. :mad

    RIP. :(
  53. That's basically the story with my partner...

    That's basically the story with my partner Marcia. She likes Phil-era Genesis better than Gabe. Given her theater background I thought for sure she'd be at least intrigued by Gabe-era Genesis, but I...
  54. My partner will tolerate some prog, and...

    My partner will tolerate some prog, and occasionally surprises me when she perks up at stuff like Olias of Sunhillow. But her main love is jazz -- bebop and Latin jazz, mostly -- and Broadway show...
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    I'd say 100% Chris Squire, and possibly Tony...

    I'd say 100% Chris Squire, and possibly Tony Kaye. According to the Chris Welch Yes book, they toured with the Bonzos in Ireland in '69 so they definitely knew each other.
  56. Nice. The song becomes much more of a crossover...

    Nice. The song becomes much more of a crossover between eras. Those huge 'tron swells were such a Genesis thing.
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    Sticky: You're not alone. Most restaurants/bars/etc....

    You're not alone. Most restaurants/bars/etc. around me laid off their staffs immediately, the rationale being it'll be better for them to get into the queue for state unemployment benefits ASAP...
  58. Thread: Kraan

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    On Amazon, the minimum seller's price for a "very...

    On Amazon, the minimum seller's price for a "very good" used copy of Flyday is $50.38.
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    Not a huge surprise, obviously. But maybe they...

    Not a huge surprise, obviously. But maybe they can use the time to pull a new album together. Even if it means they collaborate virtually it's the perfect time to do it.
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    I love this band. :drool Now how about some...

    I love this band. :drool

    Now how about some reissues! :mad
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