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    Halloween played BajaProg in '99 and 2000 - both...

    Halloween played BajaProg in '99 and 2000 - both were phenomenal shows and Geraldine's stage presence must have taken a quantum leap forward over the ProgFest performance because pretty much everyone...
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    I was specifically asking about those of us who...

    I was specifically asking about those of us who were part of the original campaign - all of those were supposedly sent out between one and two weeks ago. --Peter
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    Good to know I'm in good company! --Peter

    Good to know I'm in good company! --Peter
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    Is anyone else from the original campaign still...

    Is anyone else from the original campaign still waiting to get their CD? --Peter
  5. Thread: Earbuds

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    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004ZLV0GS/ref=p...

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004ZLV0GS/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    These are by far my favorites...but I don't think they are noise-dampening. I do a lot of hiking so...
  6. At this point a Cured/Highly Strung/Til We Have...

    At this point a Cured/Highly Strung/Til We Have Faces sort of album would feel like a breath of fresh air ;)
    This new one is not bad, but pretty much everything feels like they could have been...
  7. This to me is the first REAL Duke Ellington...

    This to me is the first REAL Duke Ellington recording - A Tone Parallel is amazing and sounds fantastic here (as does everything else).
    A couple of years ago I finally listened to all of the Duke...
  8. Thread: VDGG box!

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    I come across bronzing in Classical CD's all the...

    I come across bronzing in Classical CD's all the time - early Hyperion CD's, Pearl, Unicorn-Khanchana are the most notorious. But just because a disc has turned color, does not mean the 'rot' has...
  9. I know where Geoff is coming from. I have been...

    I know where Geoff is coming from. I have been through (and still going through) many of the things he's having to deal with. I was lucky - my wife pursued Disability benefits early on and we had a...
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    This is perhaps my favorite version of Driving...

    This is perhaps my favorite version of Driving the Last Spike - not exactly sure why; just seems to have a lot more passion than other live versions out there. Has the key been dropped on this one? ...
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    The Monkman piece was released on CD by Vocalion...

    The Monkman piece was released on CD by Vocalion - though looks like all the copies got scarfed up (have to check to see if I still have it!). To the casual music fan, it may be obscure...but to...
  12. Geoff - You should find a lawyer that will work...

    Geoff - You should find a lawyer that will work to get you and Kelli on Disability. Debbie found one that was either pro-bono up front or just a small retainer fee...and they get paid from a...
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    I was there about a month ago and I swear half...

    I was there about a month ago and I swear half the prog CD selection was still the same with the same prices as when I first visited about 15 or 20 years ago. Most of the inventory seemed to be...
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    I liked them at BajaProg and still really enjoy...

    I liked them at BajaProg and still really enjoy Mixolidio! --Peter
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    Lots of great stories from the years I attended -...

    Lots of great stories from the years I attended - but finding time to write them all out...! The John Wetton story is one of the best; or meeting David Bischoff, seeing Halloween twice and being...
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    I'm the one who complained about Jon's voice...

    I'm the one who complained about Jon's voice being buried in the mix...but I finally diagnosed the problem. Apparently when I was hooking speakers up a few months ago, I was lazy and not so diligent...
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    Charity Balls may be the worst Tony Banks song;...

    Charity Balls may be the worst Tony Banks song; otherwise I really like this album...but I'm also a big fan of Bankstatement, so you'll have to take my opinion with more than a grain of salt ;)
    ...
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    I do a lot of orders with boutique blu-ray places...

    I do a lot of orders with boutique blu-ray places and in every instance, in-stock items are reserved and shipped with pre-orders.
    I understand Ken's position, but he needs to specifically state in...
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    Is it just me, or do the vocals sound buried on...

    Is it just me, or do the vocals sound buried on the surround sound mix? I have the same problem with Squire's Fish Out of Water. I boost my center speaker output and that helps...but the regular...
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    Isn't it funny how the blurb blasts the...

    Isn't it funny how the blurb blasts the bootleggers charging up to $70/show, yet they conclude by saying "This item will undoubtedly become both desirable and HIGHLY collectable." Doesn't sound...
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    I was not overly impressed with Audio Fidelity's...

    I was not overly impressed with Audio Fidelity's SACD of Olias - sounded about the same as my Japanese CD pressing from many ages ago. I intend to pick up the Esoteric release. --Peter
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    Chris is the one who handled the stitched ProgDay...

    Chris is the one who handled the stitched ProgDay hats with the '98 artwork.
    The last few years we never had much time to talk and kept saying we'd catch up the following year...
    --Peter
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    It played fine on my Sony blu-ray player...only...

    It played fine on my Sony blu-ray player...only watched half of the Ever set, but looked and sounded great! --Peter
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    When will the Kickstarter for the 5.1 blu-ray +...

    When will the Kickstarter for the 5.1 blu-ray + 1080p Live in 1995 combo go live? ;) --Peter
  25. No plans on streaming the ProgDay recordings - my...

    No plans on streaming the ProgDay recordings - my contracts were for a limited run of physical CD's only. Most bands probably wouldn't object to having the material online, but I feel it would be up...
  26. This is the one I have which I've enjoyed, and...

    This is the one I have which I've enjoyed, and still relatively inexpensive on Amazon:...
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    The Vinyl Wave will likely be cresting within a...

    The Vinyl Wave will likely be cresting within a year or two (or three) when people realize how easily they can be scratched or cracked or warped with heat or humidity...and when they realize (or...
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    I received a great 1-page fax from Ant back in...

    I received a great 1-page fax from Ant back in the late '90s when I floated the idea of a ProgDay appearance (I knew his aversion to live performance, so the offer was more as a guest of honor). ...
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    Probably shot on video, certain with video effected added in. I can understand it wouldn't be full HD, but I'm sure a higher encode would yield better P/Q over the existing DVD. --Peter
  30. A shame they didn't see fit to include the Santa...

    A shame they didn't see fit to include the Santa Barbara 1990 concert on the blu-ray - I've got the DVD, but would love to have an HD upgrade of it. --Peter
  31. Woman in Chains?

    Woman in Chains?
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    Is there a particular make or model that comes...

    Is there a particular make or model that comes with a really good sound system? I'm looking to buy used, probably in the 2012 range (new enough to have some nice bells and whistles, but old enough...
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    Just two years ago someone donated a large run of...

    Just two years ago someone donated a large run of Progression to raise funds for ProgDay - probably 80-85% complete. Put them up on Ebay and I think the winning bid was $20...
    --Peter
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    Cobweb Strange was based out of Atlanta and I...

    Cobweb Strange was based out of Atlanta and I think were pretty much done by '96 or '97. Some of the band members were at the first ProgDay (as spectators). --Peter
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtYZEIWkHWU I...

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

    I really like this one:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bxqgw0jxgk0

    I finally decided to bite the bullet and pick up this CD...
  36. I received my replacement copy last week and sent...

    I received my replacement copy last week and sent off payment to Racket, so does anyone in the States need this with the autographed print? E-mail me Prognerd@mindspring.com $40 includes US...
  37. I sell on both Amazon and Discogs and I also do...

    I sell on both Amazon and Discogs and I also do consignment for some of my local customers. With the consignment, I take 50% after all the expenses. That may sound high, but for the amount of labor...
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    I put the word out on a (more appropriate)...

    I put the word out on a (more appropriate) private group I'm a member of - I hope it does some good! --Peter
  39. Mine finally showed up today (6/3/2020) - do I...

    Mine finally showed up today (6/3/2020) - do I hold the record for longest time in transit? --Peter
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    The Italian Classical label Nuova Era is prone to...

    The Italian Classical label Nuova Era is prone to the physical bronzing, but not sure if I've had any of them with the affected playback (bronzing usually manifests itself at the end of the disc and...
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    I deal a lot in Classical CD's, and I'm...

    I deal a lot in Classical CD's, and I'm continually amazed at how many discs pressed in the mid-80s still play perfectly fine. CD rot seems to factor in certain small pressing plants (ZNR had issues...
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    I was listening to John Fernstrom's String...

    I was listening to John Fernstrom's String Quartet 5 and really enjoyed it...but no sign of it on Youtube, so here's a movement from #7. I'm not a big fan of chamber music in general, but I'm...
  43. I've contacted Racket and I'm fine with them...

    I've contacted Racket and I'm fine with them asking me to wait another week or 10 days. At least some of the delayed ones seem to be sporadically showing up! --Peter
  44. Bleak House is one of my all-time favorites from...

    Bleak House is one of my all-time favorites from Ant. The solo piano version is also fantastic. --Peter
  45. Mine shipped from Racket on 3/19/20 and I haven't...

    Mine shipped from Racket on 3/19/20 and I haven't received it yet here in the US - should I be contacting them, or are there a number of other US people who haven't gotten theirs yet and just waiting...
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    St Elsewhere is my all-time favorite TV series,...

    St Elsewhere is my all-time favorite TV series, but it's been twenty years since I've seen any of them. There were a lot of layers to that show - the surface drama, then lots of references to pop...
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    They did that in one episode; him and Stephen...

    They did that in one episode; him and Stephen Furst (Flounder from Animal House). --Peter
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    Anyone remember Howie Mandel's Good Grief? Looks...

    Anyone remember Howie Mandel's Good Grief? Looks like the first six episodes are on Youtube...but I'd really like to see that last episode again - totally bonkers and should be in the top ten best...
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    I've seen Johnny the Shoeshine Boy pop up in...

    I've seen Johnny the Shoeshine Boy pop up in movies and it always drives me crazy trying to place where I know him from! --Peter
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    Any recommendations for Department S or The...

    Any recommendations for Department S or The Persuaders? --Peter
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    Interesting tidbit about Joan Marshall (Phoebe...

    Interesting tidbit about Joan Marshall (Phoebe Munster in the color pilot): "She married film director Hal Ashby and, over the first six months of their marriage, and at his insistence, she related...
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    So I watched the first three episodes of F-Troop...

    So I watched the first three episodes of F-Troop last week. I suspect character and plots have pretty much peaked and everything else is just a variation - anyone care to convince me keep going? ...
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    Re: Buck Rogers - one of the reasons the second...

    Re: Buck Rogers - one of the reasons the second season was so bad was Gil Gerard insisted on toning down the sex; that just made Buck's character too bland. Wasn't Twiki played by Felix Silla? I'm...
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    It's a rarity to find composers I hadn't...

    It's a rarity to find composers I hadn't previously run into, but this 10-CD of British Symphonists does that. Lots of new discoveries amidst some (to me) warhorses. Highly recommended to fans of...
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    Ted Heath is my favorite Big Band leader after...

    Ted Heath is my favorite Big Band leader after Duke Ellington. Some of his live shows are phenomenal. --Peter
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    Are the Mahler the same performances that were...

    Are the Mahler the same performances that were released on SACD? I have all of those, but haven't gotten around to listening to them yet. They're very cheap on Amazon. --Peter
  57. 50th Anniversary of Defining Genesis Recording

    It's the 50th Anniversary of the recording that clearly demonstrated Genesis would be a major player in defining the sound of '70s Progressive Rock.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTD9L3Y8U48
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    Nevermind on the 64-cent deal - apparently I had...

    Nevermind on the 64-cent deal - apparently I had a lot of promotional credits from Xmas when I choose non-express shipping. Funny thing is that the check-out did not make that clear (until I saw the...
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    Was it just me, or is this really just 64 cents...

    Was it just me, or is this really just 64 cents now to buy (streaming)? Awesome deal!
    ...
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    Mark - while you're writing checks, how about...

    Mark - while you're writing checks, how about getting the live 1995 DVD an HD bump to blu-ray with a proper 16:9 encode? ;) --Peter
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