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    I wrote to Kevin some years ago about that paper...

    I wrote to Kevin some years ago about that paper of his. I wish I could find the communication... (he cited me in his paper from the interview I did with CV for Option magazine way back in 1988). :-)
  2. Thread: Magma Zess

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    Doubtful. Magma has a full slate of concerts...

    Doubtful. Magma has a full slate of concerts planned into 2020.
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    Nope nope nope. Here is Space Jazz at its...

    Nope nope nope.

    Here is Space Jazz at its best:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtHmqbnuZQs
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    Ra never had any children. Fact: to the best of...

    Ra never had any children. Fact: to the best of anyone's knowledge he never had sex. John Szwed makes this point in his biography of Ra. Might have been due to an undescended testicle. The bio is...
  5. Thread: Magma Zess

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    To me, PB is the most amazing and exciting...

    To me, PB is the most amazing and exciting bassist alive. Some of the lines he has to play are so complicated it is mind boggling. Just think of the concentration needed just to play Maahnt!

    ...
  6. Thread: Magma Zess

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    it's really rhythm and repetition, rather than...

    it's really rhythm and repetition, rather than melody, that drives Magma. How Vander permutes each composition is fascinating, endlessly inventive and with drumming that is never actually on the...
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    How about Isabelle Feuillebois of Magma singling...

    How about Isabelle Feuillebois of Magma singling funk with former members of Magma, the Deats?


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rT8C5DRs3Ic
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    That was a really nice find- had not heard this...

    That was a really nice find- had not heard this before and greatly enjoyed it.
  9. Thread: Magma Zess

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    DarthVader- I think the new version will miss...

    DarthVader- I think the new version will miss some of the guitar soloing that extends the piece when one live. I am so in for this.
  10. Thread: Magma news

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=xC...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=xCF9-k_LnOg
  11. Thread: Magma Zess

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    They were singing that on the DVD, so it's not...

    They were singing that on the DVD, so it's not really new.

    But count me beyond excited by this as well. But... does anyone get the sense this is a farewell valedictory?
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    Oh, great reminder! This is one of the most...

    Oh, great reminder! This is one of the most gorgeous songs ever.


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

    And then Jaco, with Joni:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GLJCZ5L2sQ
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    Bernard Paganotti's mighty bass on Talk Back ...

    Bernard Paganotti's mighty bass on Talk Back
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7bPwGucvWk
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    That does happen. But here is one of my fave bass...

    That does happen. But here is one of my fave bass lines of all time, something I have posted in other threads. This is why I began playing bass back in the late 1960s.

    ...
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    Blue Cheer, MC5, Stooges 1969 Jimi Hendrix, with...

    Blue Cheer, MC5, Stooges 1969
    Jimi Hendrix, with Soft Machine and the MC5 1968
    Tony Williams Lifetime with Mecki Mark Men, 1970
    Emerson, Lake and Palmer 1970
    Mothers of Invention 1969
    Mahavishnu...
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    KMX B12- Magma Mann's Fate- Hot Tuna Talk Back-...

    KMX B12- Magma
    Mann's Fate- Hot Tuna
    Talk Back- Weidorje
  17. Blue Cheer- Vincebus Eruptum Jefferson Airplane-...

    Blue Cheer- Vincebus Eruptum
    Jefferson Airplane- Surrealistic Pillow
    Jimi Hendrix Experience- Are You Experienced
    John Coltrane- Selflessness
    MC5- Live
    Grateful Dead- First
    Pink Floyd- Piper at...
  18. Yes, I did mean the live releases, not just his...

    Yes, I did mean the live releases, not just his legal tender releases. :-)
  19. Yep, these are the same. His back catalogue has a...

    Yep, these are the same. His back catalogue has a lot of folks playing around with it and pumping tons of material out.
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    It is always different. Every time. ...

    It is always different. Every time.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPAXrb9n5Wo


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gKCduIfJVc


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dT__b1_5Ml0
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    Kohntarkosz is incredibly complex but...

    Kohntarkosz is incredibly complex but misleadingly so. It sounds like a simple riff, really- those three chords drive the song, but underneath all sorts of crazy stuff is going on. Vander wrote this...
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    I love absolute over-the-top craziness. ...

    I love absolute over-the-top craziness.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eGgXa360-E
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    Timely article today in the...

    Timely article today in the NYT:https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/27/opinion/grateful-dead-dark-star-anniversary.html
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    Been doing a huge Dead re-listen and enjoying it...

    Been doing a huge Dead re-listen and enjoying it immensely. Thanks for the clips!
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    And Nori still has- this is from a recent tribute...

    And Nori still has- this is from a recent tribute to Gamalon.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kqQhBkPI6k
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    Yes, June manages A MightY Cause and has for...

    Yes, June manages A MightY Cause and has for years. She did work for years with Olivia Records as well, with many of their out artists. She has won awards for audio engineering. Brie Brandt married...
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    Both Millington's are active in the music...

    Both Millington's are active in the music industry today. The full history of hte band is interesting, and at one time Patti Quatro was a member. They did well and were cited by Bowie as a band that...
  28. No surprise here, Magma Kohntarkosz. Enorme!

    No surprise here, Magma Kohntarkosz. Enorme!
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    Long one of my idols- he has been one of the...

    Long one of my idols- he has been one of the hardest working musicians in history, literally on thousands of albums and CDs. This is a pretty informative interview.
  30. Thread: Nonesuch

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    When I was younger I bought every Nonesuch you...

    When I was younger I bought every Nonesuch you could- classical, avante-garde, computer, world music or other. They have expanded significantly today- Tigran Hamosyan is on the label, for example....
  31. Well, he clEarly never listened to Magma.

    Well, he clEarly never listened to Magma.
  32. I sold my records after my kids all told me they...

    I sold my records after my kids all told me they had no interest in them. That was 2000 LPs. And my kids are all in their 30s.
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    Legit point. I have about 10 SCI discs, and while...

    Legit point. I have about 10 SCI discs, and while many of the songs are the same, they are not played the same, there is a lot of improvisation and jamming. I only ever saw Rush once, but it was...
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    There are many good bands that have made their...

    There are many good bands that have made their career by releasing many live shows- String Cheese Incident, Phish, Moe, Pearl Jam, etc. They have audeinces that understand the nuances and differences...
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    Boy, skullhead, you sure have given a lot of time...

    Boy, skullhead, you sure have given a lot of time and thought and energy in taking Tal Wilkenfeld to task for not making the music you want her to or in the way you want it made. Reminds me when back...
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    That was a memorable concert! I had never seen...

    That was a memorable concert! I had never seen the Psychedelic Stooges (as they were known then), so Iggy was a bit of crazed person, shoving the mike stand down his pants and all. And the MC5...
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    I saw Blue Cheer live in what was absolutely the...

    I saw Blue Cheer live in what was absolutely the loudest concert I have ever been to, Grande Ballroom in Detroit, with the Stooges and the MC5 opening. Whaley was a monster and we had not often seen...
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    Shadow- Downbeat poll- that is very much a jazz...

    Shadow- Downbeat poll- that is very much a jazz magazine. And I think she ended up with Vinnie C. after she had already been asked to play with Beck. Before that, she had played briefly with Chick...
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    Johnny Rotten and Robert Trujillo as well, and...

    Johnny Rotten and Robert Trujillo as well, and Trey Gunn- but I did not know Diamanda Galas was- that's pretty cool.
    12678
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    I will add one more non-musician thing that...

    I will add one more non-musician thing that matters to me- she is also overtly Jewish (as am I). Her twitter feed is replete with obvious references, to celebrating a Passover dinner or a shabbat...
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    She could she could she could.... I am not sure...

    She could she could she could.... I am not sure what the point of the above is. She could do whatever she wants, which is exactly what she is doing. You just don't have to like it or care, or...
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    Re: Udu Wudu. Could anyone have predicted how...

    Re: Udu Wudu. Could anyone have predicted how ferocious a song like Zombies would be played live? On the disc, it is a spritely song, but live it takes on mythic proportions and is seriously...
  43. Trane- there are video sets from at least 9 other...

    Trane- there are video sets from at least 9 other bands who played at Dunejam (Causa Sui, Seven That Spells, Black Bombain, Color Haze, Guardian Alien, etc.), and truth is, sometimes it is hard to...
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    Agree- they have played each of the three times I...

    Agree- they have played each of the three times I saw them and each time was better and more intense than the last. But, Kohntarkosz remains for the best and most phenomenal composition by anyone,...
  45. Understood. I still do wonder why there is such a...

    Understood. I still do wonder why there is such a need to classify music, and to atomize it is down to granular levels. I classify music as "enjoyable" or "not enjoyable." :-)
  46. I wonder why people always feel a need to...

    I wonder why people always feel a need to classify, because what difference does it make? Where do you classify Terje Rypdal, since that is who I find is the closest reference to what she does? And...
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    This is from that first record, and this was...

    This is from that first record, and this was recorded in Australia before she really hit big, so she has to be around 19 or 20 here.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0G_fcfajDA
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    I cannot find it right now, but there was a...

    I cannot find it right now, but there was a listing for Isabelle Feullibois Vander on a French website. It's of no real importance, though.

    Found it:...
  49. Love this band, love every thing about them. And...

    Love this band, love every thing about them. And for one great live show, check out below (Ellen had a previous commitment, so is missing).


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHx_aCfG1g4
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    Yep, she remains Vander, as was Isabelle...

    Yep, she remains Vander, as was Isabelle Feuillebois for some time. Zab is now remarried, as of a few months ago. Stella had Julie with Christina, Marcus with Francis (Venus DeLuxe)- who was with...
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    They keep referring to Stella as his wife,...

    They keep referring to Stella as his wife, though. That ship sailed long ago, so you woult think they would get it right for once.
  52. kohntarkosz. The version from Live/Hhai. I have...

    kohntarkosz. The version from Live/Hhai. I have played that composition more than any other ever, by orders of magnitude.
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    In truth, they have been working on ER for...

    In truth, they have been working on ER for decades, though. It pieces together themes we well know...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Lsoye16RQ4
  54. For me, this is all a huge trigger. Unlike most...

    For me, this is all a huge trigger. Unlike most of the people who are posting about hypotheticals, two of us suffered recent profound losses. In my case, music was involved, even if only of the...
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    Not to change the topic a bit, but did you catch...

    Not to change the topic a bit, but did you catch this with Michael Sadler of Saga?

    https://www.facebook.com/RachelFlowersMusic/videos/245368216329080/
  56. Well, I want people to remember me with a smile...

    Well, I want people to remember me with a smile about my fanatic love of the music I leave instructions for them to play. Them, in this case, will be my kids, grandkids and wife. But they already...
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    Kontarskosz Ementet-Re MDK KA Udu Wudu...

    Kontarskosz
    Ementet-Re
    MDK
    KA
    Udu Wudu
    1001°C
    Kobaia
    Merci
    Slag Tanz
    Felicite Thosz
  58. I am going to overshare. On October 19, my...

    I am going to overshare. On October 19, my 13-month-old granddaughter died from acute respiratory distress syndrome. She is an identical twin, whose sister survives her- they were born 3 months...
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    Mo, I am not sure I agree with you here. I think...

    Mo, I am not sure I agree with you here. I think it is perhaps easy to dismiss this as kitsch if you listen to it with 2019 ears. But when it first came out- and that is when I bought it- it was as...
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    Well, that was fun!

    Well, that was fun!
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