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    As you would expect, this sort of thing is very...

    As you would expect, this sort of thing is very open to interpretation (translation: lawyers yelling at each other while billing you), but this is generally recognized and is not just a 'UK' thing. ...
  2. How large is the Falcon, Frankie? I was under the...

    How large is the Falcon, Frankie? I was under the impression that it's pretty big?
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    FYI - for those interested. In the USA, any...

    FYI - for those interested.

    In the USA, any one can cover any song that has been recorded and released before and there is a standard rate, set by Congress that you can not be charged more than....
  4. folks in the USA wanting physical copies: We...

    folks in the USA wanting physical copies: We should have them sometime next week.
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    It's a great interview. Thanks for sharing.

    It's a great interview. Thanks for sharing.
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    I'm all about the energy coming off the stage....

    I'm all about the energy coming off the stage. That's what it is about for me. Peter Hammill called me an 'energy vampire'. :lol
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    ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ Well, we've got one 'nay' and one...

    ^ ^ ^ ^ ^

    Well, we've got one 'nay' and one 'yay'. Anyone else?
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    How likely was a serious, well researched book on...

    How likely was a serious, well researched book on Henry Cow??

    Take what is offered and enjoy it for what it is, without complaints about what 'might' have ALSO been.

    What 'might' have been is...
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    The loudest show I ever saw was The Reverb...

    The loudest show I ever saw was The Reverb Motherfuckers at DC Space (little place). I had wadded up napkins in my ears and my fingers pushing against the cotton and I still only lasted 2 songs...
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    I feel certain you are correct and thanks for...

    I feel certain you are correct and thanks for helping me to fix my concert log! :horns
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    Except none of those shows I listed were at the...

    Except none of those shows I listed were at the RIO fest.
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    I have the show in my log as 1978: 11/3/1978 ...

    I have the show in my log as 1978: 11/3/1978

    is this wrong?
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    Was that the show with Doctor Feelgood opening at...

    Was that the show with Doctor Feelgood opening at the (can't remember the venue name in DC) ??
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    P.S. I've had front row SEATS for: Fela...

    P.S.

    I've had front row SEATS for:

    Fela Kuti x 2
    Magma x 1
    Astor Piazolla x 1
    Univers Zero x 1
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    Bands - even at their best - are often very hard...

    Bands - even at their best - are often very hard to navigate things, and bands falling apart already without anyone involved really wanting to admit it, are even harder.



    well....the...
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    Yes.

    Yes.
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    ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ To all the above: 1. Where do...

    ^ ^ ^ ^ ^

    To all the above:

    1. Where do you draw the line? Why Skeleton Crew and not The Work?

    2. All books have to have a ending point and the end of the band who the book is about and...
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    Yes.

    Yes.
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    Bill was a genuinely nice guy. I didn't know him...

    Bill was a genuinely nice guy. I didn't know him super well, but I always enjoyed speaking with him at H.T.M. shows and Oblivion Sun shows, and he was always great to be around.

    and he kept his...
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    Was very sorry to see this. rest in peace.

    Was very sorry to see this.

    rest in peace.
  21. so many people banging on their site that it's...

    so many people banging on their site that it's overwhelming it.
  22. Help musicians and bands during this lockdown...

    Help musicians and bands during this lockdown while also helping yourself to a deal!
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    Sticky: I stole it from someone else. Please DO use it....

    I stole it from someone else. Please DO use it. We all need a little Quarantini happiness right now.....
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    Sticky: I don't like that story, Richard, but thanks for...

    I don't like that story, Richard, but thanks for relating it.

    We always have a few weeks of food, either canned, frozen or whatever and I am a good improvisatory cook and I don't feel like going...
  25. Had tickets for them for Sunday. You know the...

    Had tickets for them for Sunday. You know the drill, at this point.....
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    Zombies (Ghost Dance) Udu Wudu both from Udu...

    Zombies (Ghost Dance)
    Udu Wudu

    both from Udu Wudu are short and are not any less potent due to shortness, imo.

    they are also (as is all Magma) weird as hell, if you've never heard them :lol
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    Two people saying the same thing in different...

    Two people saying the same thing in different ways:
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    Some performers go out and die every night....

    Some performers go out and die every night....
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    Ed, he died in 2015. ...

    Ed, he died in 2015.

    I saw the Mingus Dynasty about 15 years ago with Lew, and Lew was the best thing in that band.
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    read it and tell us! seriously though, I own...

    read it and tell us!

    seriously though, I own it although I haven't read it in 25 years.

    It's very....'Chris of the 70s'. Distilled into book form.
  31. Thread: Big Ears 2020

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    They made the right decision and they are doing...

    They made the right decision and they are doing it the right way (giving refunds).
  32. Thread: Big Ears 2020

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    You could say that about almost anything at this...

    You could say that about almost anything at this point: restaurants, conventions, tours, cruises, etc etc etc.
  33. Thread: Big Ears 2020

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    Steven Wilson RUINED Big Ears!

    Steven Wilson RUINED Big Ears!
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    I feel that the decision will be made by the...

    I feel that the decision will be made by the town, not the organizer.
  35. Thread: Big Ears 2020

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    Your decision may be made for you by the town...

    Your decision may be made for you by the town council or whoever..... This was a big topic of conversation at the show I saw last night with many Big Ears attendees; is it likely to be scrubbed or...
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    Another story: When I was 14-15 and trying to...

    Another story:

    When I was 14-15 and trying to teach myself about music and difficult music and jazz, the Wheaton Library had a few albums that I kept taking out over and over again:

    One of...
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    Rest in peace, McCoy Tyner

    When I was 16 1/2, and living in Wheaton, MD with my parents, the Villa Rosa in Silver Spring, which was a restaurant with jazz programing at night, had McCoy Tyner booked.

    I was an insane...
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    Tricot are pretty fab. I have lately been...

    Tricot are pretty fab.

    I have lately been enjoying working to Nissenenmondai


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huFA3jVoyT8


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-xzLFwmVxc
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    No, that's not Orion.

    No, that's not Orion.
  40. Thread: Magma news

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    Thank you So six dedicated vocalists!!

    Thank you

    So six dedicated vocalists!!
  41. Thread: Magma news

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    Dana! SO: Five women - I recognize Stella...

    Dana!

    SO:

    Five women - I recognize Stella and Isabelle but no others.

    Seven men - I recognize CV and Francis, but no others.

    Is Herve gone as well? Or do I just not recognize him?
  42. Good outlook!!

    Good outlook!!
  43. IMO and YMMV. There's LOTS of magic out there,...

    IMO and YMMV.

    There's LOTS of magic out there, but you aren't 20 and you'll never, ever again experience the magic like you did when you were 20.

    I experience the magic like I'm 62. I wish the...
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    I believe that that is true. I believe their...

    I believe that that is true. I believe their first show after that was at the (French) Touch Fest, where they performed at the Leonard St Knitting Factory in the summer of 1999 - Pinhas also played...
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    I saw them 4 years ago in DC. They were excellent.

    I saw them 4 years ago in DC. They were excellent.
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    fame is just around the corner, down the lane,...

    fame is just around the corner, down the lane, across the pond, through the woods, ...
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    VERY glad you posted this great story here for...

    VERY glad you posted this great story here for all to see!
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    It's ALL false, dude!

    It's ALL false, dude!
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    I wrote a book about 'False Prog'.

    I wrote a book about 'False Prog'.
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    :lol Barnes' is a very good book on all of 70s...

    :lol

    Barnes' is a very good book on all of 70s English progressive rock.

    There was a great interview / story told in the first person about their career by Gracious, a band I haven't thought...
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    Sorry - I was talking about Mike Barnes' book A...

    Sorry - I was talking about Mike Barnes' book A New Day Yesterday.
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    :up (not a guess - years of slogging it out) :up

    :up (not a guess - years of slogging it out) :up
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    ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ :lol calling on Gerhard from...

    ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
    :lol calling on Gerhard from aisle #51! :lol
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    I think it's amazing that they can make a racket...

    I think it's amazing that they can make a racket in a park in Chicago for 6 or 8 hours and no one in 'authority' seems to care about it or thinks it's a problem.
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    IIRC, Ken Golden can tell a sad story about...

    IIRC, Ken Golden can tell a sad story about trying to license Blow Out for CD issue...
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    Oh, the book's pretty great. He's enthusiastic...

    Oh, the book's pretty great. He's enthusiastic (very) without wearing blinders.
    I'm about half way through. (I gave them a photo to use and they kindly gave me a book in return).
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    https://youtu.be/BkqOX7nOPaw?t=52

    https://youtu.be/BkqOX7nOPaw?t=52
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    Crowd funding would work if enough people want it...

    Crowd funding would work if enough people want it to dig into their pockets (heck, crowdfunding will work if only ONE person digs DEEPLY into his / her pocket).

    Physical product is not the expense...
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    Do you recite it while lifting ponies?

    Do you recite it while lifting ponies?
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    He appears on dozens and dozens of great albums....

    He appears on dozens and dozens of great albums. Rest In Peace.
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