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  1. Yep, I think we are seeing a bit of snark here,...

    Yep, I think we are seeing a bit of snark here, just a little bit, maybe...

    Pretty bad list overall and utterly meaningless and parochial to a single style maybe and overlooks bans like Magma, and...
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    Shabaka's choices are excellent- and I have all...

    Shabaka's choices are excellent- and I have all of them. I would not have thought to put Cecil Taylor on the list, though.
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    Alice Coltrane. She should top the list. Ptah...

    Alice Coltrane. She should top the list.

    Ptah the El Doud
    Transfiguration
    Eternity
    Journey in Satchidananda
    Reflection on Creation and Space
  4. Thread: RIP Lyle Mays

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    Oh, gosh, no! Just yesterday I was listening to...

    Oh, gosh, no! Just yesterday I was listening to "As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls." I saw him with Pat as far back as the mid 1970s, in Evanston, IL at a small venue. He had his own unique...
  5. Klaus Blasquiz is also a great graphic artist.

    Klaus Blasquiz is also a great graphic artist.
  6. Grace Slick John Mellencamp

    Grace Slick

    John Mellencamp
  7. Thread: Seaprog 2020

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    Looks interesting, for sure and reasonably priced...

    Looks interesting, for sure and reasonably priced to boot! How far is the Columbia Theater from the Wedgewood area of Seattle? My step-son lives there, so if I flew in it would give me a base of...
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    Saw this- I have a number of his posters, some...

    Saw this- I have a number of his posters, some original from way back in the late 60s.
  9. Well, that is one interesting score there! I...

    Well, that is one interesting score there!

    I know this is not what you are looking for, but Don Ellis used to play in all sorts of weird time signatures.

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  10. So, not necessarily impossible music per se, but...

    So, not necessarily impossible music per se, but more rhythmic and tempo driving the music. Sounds good. I will consider...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaLwrLRpZ1w

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  11. I also thought of Brian Ferneyhough, but more so...

    I also thought of Brian Ferneyhough, but more so of Ben Johnston. The 7th String quartet is amazingly difficult with its micro-mocro-micro tonaliites.

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    Braxton- subcontrabass sax: ...

    Braxton- subcontrabass sax:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1VuZbfGsHQ
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    I have outlived a granddaughter. It is so far...

    I have outlived a granddaughter. It is so far beyond awful I have no words, and more than a year later I still cannot really process that loss and wake every day thinking about it. I think this is...
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    Well-written but not always right.. Bill...

    Well-written but not always right..

    Bill Martin would classify the latter as "the blues orthodoxy," which is what he claimed the rock press adored. Not the "elite." In fact, they generally hated...
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    I've been thinking about this loss for a few days...

    I've been thinking about this loss for a few days now. We are aging, and we are seeing loses mount as time goes on. Why did this one hit so hard? I think there are a number of reasons. One is that...
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    I was going to scan the interview, but ended up...

    I was going to scan the interview, but ended up listening rapt to the entire thing. He is eloquent and sharp and interesting and a lot else. Thanks!
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    My son is especially gutted by this loss. He lost...

    My son is especially gutted by this loss. He lost a child in October of 2017, one of a set of twins. He had loved Rush from earlier in his life- I took him to see Rush when he was still in high...
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    Fucking glioblastoma killed my nephew at 35. Now...

    Fucking glioblastoma killed my nephew at 35. Now it has taken one of the world's great musicians and drummers. I am without words. An idol! Dammit! He suffered so much earlier in his life and then...
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    I play music all day at work. It is always on. I...

    I play music all day at work. It is always on. I play music when I wake at home and when I get home. It is always on. :-)
  20. Plus, everyone's names!

    Plus, everyone's names!
  21. Clever. Whoever wrote that knows their stuff-...

    Clever. Whoever wrote that knows their stuff- even down to the Sherman Hemsley lookalike!
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    Ayn Rand is a blight.

    Ayn Rand is a blight.
  23. Thread: Magma news

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    It's not just the touring; it is also the...

    It's not just the touring; it is also the rehearsing, and the fact that most of the other musician members of the band have other work- Herve teaches voice, and he also sings in an acapella group...
  24. Thread: Magma news

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    Pretty much. What comes to mind is that they have...

    Pretty much. What comes to mind is that they have been touring for the better part of 3 years now, easy. That has to take a toll. Some of those guys have other jobs outside of the band. Can't be...
  25. Thread: Magma news

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    Translation- I am the boss, I have fired people...

    Translation- I am the boss, I have fired people on short notice before and may again, and I needed to reduce the tension people were feeling.

    That's clear and much as I hate to say it, explains...
  26. Thread: Magma news

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    If what Jerome says is true, they let all three...

    If what Jerome says is true, they let all three know they were fired in a meeting with the entire band? Without warning? Whoa.
  27. Well, thanks! I realize I am losing my cache- I...

    Well, thanks! I realize I am losing my cache- I have heard exactly none of your top 10, but I sure have a guide as to what to get now.
  28. Thread: Magma news

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    Actually, not, Udi. I can read very well into...

    Actually, not, Udi. I can read very well into Calyx's comments. I think I understand what he is saying. I could have it wrong, but I do not think I do. This'll probably have nothing to do with Herve...
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    And apparently hired three more.

    And apparently hired three more.
  30. Thread: Magma news

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    Bubu is an idol of mine- those bass lines he...

    Bubu is an idol of mine- those bass lines he plays are incredibly complex. What the hell happened? The MagmaOfficiel website no longer shows a picture of the band. Jesus, now what? Not completely...
  31. Thread: Magma news

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    Herve, yes. Sorry, I am too shaken by this news....

    Herve, yes. Sorry, I am too shaken by this news. This just sucks! Phillipe has been with Christian for more than 25 years. Closer to 30, maybe. What the hell happened, Calyx? Benoit? Jerome? Hell, I...
  32. Thread: Magma news

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    Wait. What? What? This is horrible news. Where is...

    Wait. What? What? This is horrible news. Where is the thread for this? What does the Seventh Records site show? THat just leaves Stella and Christian, Isabelle if she is better and Rudy?
  33. I love this one. It's not instrumental, but...

    I love this one. It's not instrumental, but still. And I love that ToP looks like a bunch of blue-collar guys playing, guys you'd hang out with and have a beer.

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    Man, Steve, if you could just get them to Dallas.

    Man, Steve, if you could just get them to Dallas.
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    Magma have never been not relevant. ;) But...

    Magma have never been not relevant. ;)

    But Live HHai is one of the greatest live records ever recorded. (The other top 2- MC5 first record, BB King Live at the Regal).
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    I saw the list and thought it was utterly useless...

    I saw the list and thought it was utterly useless and meaningless. Who cares?
  37. Thread: Magma Zess

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    Actually, Calyx, Zab has severe neck pain with...

    Actually, Calyx, Zab has severe neck pain with radiating pain down both arms. According to a couple people's posts I read elsewhere. I would prefer it was back pain, since what I said here suggests...
  38. Thread: Magma Zess

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    Okay, some new nuggets there, for sure, notably...

    Okay, some new nuggets there, for sure, notably that last one. Thanks!
  39. For me, Daryl Dobson's first record is one I...

    For me, Daryl Dobson's first record is one I would love to see released on CD.
  40. Thread: Magma Zess

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    I'll bite- what kind of interesting points? :-)

    I'll bite- what kind of interesting points? :-)
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    https://relix.com/articles/detail/the-who-played-m...

    https://relix.com/articles/detail/the-who-played-my-high-school/
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    Plus, The Who in a high school-gymnasium. |)

    Plus, The Who in a high school-gymnasium. |)
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    That was fun. I have to send him Magma next.

    That was fun. I have to send him Magma next.
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    Man, I got see TW Lifetime live, as a quartet...

    Man, I got see TW Lifetime live, as a quartet with Bruce. I had no knowledge of the clean-cut short-hair guy playing guitar. And then he played and it was simply beyond belief. The venue was the...
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    IS it saying something that I owuld listen to...

    IS it saying something that I owuld listen to virtually any record everyone has listed more than I would much of what has come out this decade?

    MC5, for sure
    ITCOTCK
    Miles Davis- IASW
    Lifetime-...
  46. Thread: Magma Zess

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    Sweet! I would love to hear WI live. The Blum...

    Sweet!

    I would love to hear WI live. The Blum Tendiwa section is gorgeous!

    When I first saw Magma in Chicago in 1999, they did a 12-minute excerpt of Theusz. Just 12 minutes- but the most...
  47. Thread: Magma Zess

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    SS- what else did they play beyond De Futura?

    SS- what else did they play beyond De Futura?
  48. Thread: Magma Zess

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    Dallas, to be sure. :-) With Isabelle.

    Dallas, to be sure. :-) With Isabelle.
  49. Thread: Magma Zess

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    Neck pain, with radiation down both arms. Hmmm,...

    Neck pain, with radiation down both arms. Hmmm, that can't be good at 56 years old.

    This, as well:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85M8dUA-5I0
  50. Thread: Magma Zess

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    I understand she has suffered some fairly intense...

    I understand she has suffered some fairly intense low back pain? And me a chiropractor! Drat!

    Full version:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIFHXERFaOw
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    Nope. If this was Magma reincarnate I would not...

    Nope. If this was Magma reincarnate I would not listen. He is a hideous human, so I do not care what he makes.
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    That sounds like 5 hours of ghost trance music. I...

    That sounds like 5 hours of ghost trance music. I love AB but there is no way I could manage to get through that entire piece.
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    I have this and agree, it is some really grooving...

    I have this and agree, it is some really grooving propulsive music.
  54. Thread: Joker

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    Oddly enough, the one part of the DC universe I...

    Oddly enough, the one part of the DC universe I cannot stomach is the Batman side, and the Joker as a villain and character has never been of interest to me- and I am a comic book aficionado and...
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    Phish does this regularly. Government Mule did...

    Phish does this regularly.

    Government Mule did Dark Side, as have some others.
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    I've posted this before, but it features three...

    I've posted this before, but it features three musicians from Magma, two past (the Deats) and one current, Isabelle Feuillebois. Playing hardcore funk.

    It's fun, the best combo of funk and prog.
    ...
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    That's good stuff!

    That's good stuff!
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    You have JA Surrealistic Pillow twice there... :-)

    You have JA Surrealistic Pillow twice there... :-)
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    Oh, hey, Nash the Slash: ...

    Oh, hey, Nash the Slash:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ug64iUFgKAM
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    SteveSly- that was by the band called MC50. :-)...

    SteveSly- that was by the band called MC50. :-) For real.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTSV7BPaFnk
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