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    I never wore one outdoor either for the same...

    I never wore one outdoor either for the same reason as you. In Michigan masks are no longer required if vaccinated indoors or out, but individual businesses can set their own rules, so I follow...
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    The Squeeze Thread

    Here is a band I don’t remember ever having a specific thread here on prog ears. Any fans? Apparently they are touring this summer with a 7-piece lineup and are going to be playing about an hour...
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    As you may or may not know I worked in drug...

    As you may or may not know I worked in drug manufacturing at the Pfizer plant where the vaccine is made up until my retirement at the end of the year. As you might expect I am totally pro-vaccine. ...
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    Maiden remains a great band. Their most recent...

    Maiden remains a great band. Their most recent album "The Book Of Souls" is outstanding and of course their older catalogue is classic.
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    That was pretty funny. Cobert kind of lost me...

    That was pretty funny. Cobert kind of lost me for a while, but he has been winning me back lately.
  6. I want to just say a few words about Geoff here. ...

    I want to just say a few words about Geoff here. Although we do not know each other super well, I worked with Geoff as part of the ProgDay team from 2005 to 2009. He is a super great guy and...
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    Agree, that was a good one!

    Agree, that was a good one!
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    I came a bit late to Nightwish, and I really like...

    I came a bit late to Nightwish, and I really like Troy's contributions to their sound. In fact, I think the current lineup is the best the band has ever been. I like Troy's Celtic sound he has...
  9. Sticky: I actually think "Part 2" is a better album.

    I actually think "Part 2" is a better album.
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    We are still going on "The Americans" and...

    We are still going on "The Americans" and currently about half way through season 3. Although it is a bit far fetched I am still enjoying it. The whole substory with the main guy secretly being...
  11. Sticky: They have played several festivals including...

    They have played several festivals including ROSfest and Progtoberfest which is where I saw them. I seem to remember them touring as an opening act for someone too, but don't remember who it was.
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    I am not sure if this fits exactly what you are...

    I am not sure if this fits exactly what you are looking for, but the HBO series “Succession” kind of features that on a more corporate level. It has two seasons so far and we really enjoyed it. I...
  13. Just sent another donation. I hope this helps a...

    Just sent another donation. I hope this helps a little bit at least. Best of luck to both of you and I hope your situation improves soon.
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    Sounds similar to Progtoberfest in Chicago. ...

    Sounds similar to Progtoberfest in Chicago. Although they only have 2 venues it is non-stop music from 11:00AM until 1:00AM in the morning (sometimes later). The performances are staggered so they...
  15. Sticky: Here is a short review of the album I wrote back...

    Here is a short review of the album I wrote back when it came out. Since that time I have had the chance to see the band several times and have always enjoyed them:

    I have to admit that I do not...
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    I always find it odd when people post some of the...

    I always find it odd when people post some of the comments as well, but it happens on music threads as well. As I have mentioned before, my wife and I love cruising and have done quite a few over...
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    I am also quite prone to motion / sea sickness,...

    I am also quite prone to motion / sea sickness, but have rarely had problems on cruises. In fact of the cruises we have been on I can only think of one occasion when I got mildly seasick. It was on...
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    I love Riverside myself and don't really consider...

    I love Riverside myself and don't really consider them prog-metal, but they do get a bit heavy at times I guess. I can certainly see where some bands would work better in a theater setting than on...
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    I'm sure my wife will attend some of the...

    I'm sure my wife will attend some of the performances, but 24 hours of prog for 5 days may be a bit much for her.:)
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    Mmmm........I am not seeing much prog metal at...

    Mmmm........I am not seeing much prog metal at all. Haken and Pain Of Salvation would probably be considered prog metal (I happen to like both of them), but I don't see much else. Maybe we have a...
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    My wife is the same way. We both enjoy cruising,...

    My wife is the same way. We both enjoy cruising, but she is not all that into the music. To be honest I was surprised she agreed to go. Are there places on the boat for people like her to hang out...
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    We drank a lot of the Maui Big Swell when we were...

    We drank a lot of the Maui Big Swell when we were in Hawaii a few years ago. Good stuff!
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    The new one has now been pushed back to November...

    The new one has now been pushed back to November even though it has been in the can for more than 2 years. We will be seeing that one in IMAX for sure.
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    We will most likely do a drink package if it is...

    We will most likely do a drink package if it is available. Having been on many cruises over the years and being people who tend to drink quite a bit while on vacation we have found that it averages...
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    That looks cool, but we are already home now. We...

    That looks cool, but we are already home now. We have friends that live in Huntsville, so maybe we will get back there again one of these days.
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    We are doing Alaska for our first big retirement...

    We are doing Alaska for our first big retirement trip next summer. We were going to do it this summer, but COVID moved it out a year.
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    All I can say is I know more than a dozen people...

    All I can say is I know more than a dozen people who have gone on CTTE and they have all loved it. This may be my only one, but being the prog fan that I am I figured I had to experience it at some...
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    That is true, but the whole point of being...

    That is true, but the whole point of being vaccinated is getting back to normal life. As you know I just retired from the manufacturing plant that makes the vaccine. I have full confidence in it's...
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    We were just in Alabama for a wedding. ...

    We were just in Alabama for a wedding. Discovered some good breweries in the Mobile and Huntsville areas.
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    Most likely going to add: Lindsey Buckingham -...

    Most likely going to add:

    Lindsey Buckingham - September
    Judas Priest / Sabbaton - September
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    That should be a good one.

    That should be a good one.
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    Not too long ago I bought a 3 CD set from Lonnie...

    Not too long ago I bought a 3 CD set from Lonnie Donnigan. He was a skiffle guy, but I kept hearing his name pop up when I read musician autobiographies, and he seems to have influenced just about...
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    Being fully vaccinated myself, I am not too...

    Being fully vaccinated myself, I am not too worried about the cruise situation. In fact we are going on a short non-music cruise in January. Some friends found a deal that was too good to pass up. ...
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    Back in the 70’s / 80’s I was completely unaware...

    Back in the 70’s / 80’s I was completely unaware of Hawkwind, other than their occasional mention on the TV comedy “The Young Ones”. In the 90’s I had a friend of mine who tried to get me into their...
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    :D

    :D
  36. Of course their is also Albert's version of the...

    Of course their is also Albert's version of the album "Re-Imaginos" which is more his original vision of what he wanted. His voice is not the greatest these days, but I still think the album is well...
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    I pretty much agree exactly with what you said. "Imaginos" is not as good as it could have been, but there is still a lot of great stuff on it. "Revolution" and "Club Ninja" both have their...
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    Damn, unfortunately can't make the Token Lounge...

    Damn, unfortunately can't make the Token Lounge date due to a conflict. Too bad there is not a Southwest Michigan show in there somewhere.
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    Watch out for that goat! :D

    Watch out for that goat! :D
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    You beat me to it. She was amazing in that film.

    You beat me to it. She was amazing in that film.
  41. Very sorry for your loss. Steve was a great guy...

    Very sorry for your loss. Steve was a great guy and unique character. I hung out with him at ProgDay and at some shows in the Chicago area. RIP Prog Geezer.
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    Agree, she is an amazing actress.

    Agree, she is an amazing actress.
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    I thought the 2nd season was quite a bit better...

    I thought the 2nd season was quite a bit better than the first. Too bad there will not be a season 3.
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    I do that too. I typically will listen to one...

    I do that too. I typically will listen to one disc at a time for a while before moving on to the 2nd one. Finding a 2 hour plus block to listen to a piece of music is difficult.
  45. Thread: F1 Racing

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    I am the opposite. Maybe it is because I grew up...

    I am the opposite. Maybe it is because I grew up with mostly oval racing, but I like close tight racing and am not a fan of the team with the most money and the best car win. I remember going to an...
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    Yes, I think staffing is playing into all this as...

    Yes, I think staffing is playing into all this as well. Around here you can literally see “help wanted” signs on every corner. I am a member of a Facebook group called “Kalamazoo Menu” that has a...
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    I have to admit that I sometimes suffer from a...

    I have to admit that I sometimes suffer from a bit of Neil overload since he and his bands put out so much stuff, but this one will be an auto buy for me. I think the NMB material he has been doing...
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    In Michigan restaurants / breweries have been...

    In Michigan restaurants / breweries have been limited to 25% capacity during COVID so many places have gone to limited menus and draft choices. Many breweries had to cut way back on draft beer...
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    Currently reading "The Last Days Of John Lennon"...

    Currently reading "The Last Days Of John Lennon" by James Patterson.
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    That thought crossed my mind as well.

    That thought crossed my mind as well.
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    I just discovered Russian Circles in the past few...

    I just discovered Russian Circles in the past few years. Great stuff.
  52. When "Mirrors" first came out I did not think it...

    When "Mirrors" first came out I did not think it was all that good, but I kept going back to it and over the years it has become one of my favorite B.O.C. albums. There are still a couple of songs...
  53. I would agree there is some Who in that one.

    I would agree there is some Who in that one.
  54. I agree Zonkey is a lot of fun.

    I agree Zonkey is a lot of fun.
  55. Thread: F1 Racing

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    For announcers no one has mentioned Jackie...

    For announcers no one has mentioned Jackie Stewart. I used to think he did a nice job back in the day.
  56. Thread: F1 Racing

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    Good point, maybe it was the signal guy.

    Good point, maybe it was the signal guy.
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    A good example would be Monaco this year. Follow...

    A good example would be Monaco this year. Follow the leader, dull racing on a legendary course.
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    We saw “Quiet Place II” in IMAX yesterday. I...

    We saw “Quiet Place II” in IMAX yesterday. I thought it was well done and maybe even better than the first one, which I just thought was ok. I think this is a film that probably works better in a...
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    Also, it is on Netflix not HBO.

    Also, it is on Netflix not HBO.
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    I posted about it a few days ago. Both fast and...

    I posted about it a few days ago. Both fast and slow zombies and also "alpha" zombies who have some level of intelligence. It is rather long, but I enjoyed it for the most part as a different take...
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