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  1. I agree—this is a legitimate question, both...

    I agree—this is a legitimate question, both musically and culturally.

    First, I think most of us have used music (both listening and playing) to process emotions and feelings. I am not huge on the...
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    I had ordered the 2 CD with Booklet ages ago on...

    I had ordered the 2 CD with Booklet ages ago on Amazon, at least I thought that is what it was, the site was very vague about it when I ordered. But they still don’t seem to have any clue when it...
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    Anyone else catch the great story on The Whisky...

    Anyone else catch the great story on The Whisky Exchange on the CBS morning show Saturday?? It was excellent.
    ...
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    Great post—thanks! I WANTED to write a similar...

    Great post—thanks!

    I WANTED to write a similar post but was too lazy. :)

    He has always had a rather pragmatic relationship with gear. He values the music he composes far more than the gear, His...
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    You are absolutely correct—it is a 01/W. I typed...

    You are absolutely correct—it is a 01/W. I typed ahead of my memory. :)
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    Wowsers!! Tony sure is economical on this...

    Wowsers!!

    Tony sure is economical on this tour!! The old OASYS, the KORG M1 (used only as a controller apparently), and even a rack version of the JD-800…apparently most sounds are from virtual,...
  7. Wasn’t it a YES fan?? :)

    Wasn’t it a YES fan??


    :)
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    Thanks for the update, John. Methinks that is a...

    Thanks for the update, John. Methinks that is a great way to get back to it.

    I need to do the same; I hav spent most of my time on my hands and knees, with my glasses on and a flashlight in my...
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    Amazon tells me that the version that I ordered...

    Amazon tells me that the version that I ordered isn’t even released until the 15th. How are y’all listening?

    I must say, the extremely negative reviews here have me interested.
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    Yes, that was a great way to start the show (I...

    Yes, that was a great way to start the show (I caught the Madison Square Garden show, fortunately, the night that Peter Gabriel showed up for the encore).

    Th mirrors are not visible in the...
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    The one I ordered from Bobby F came weeks ago;...

    The one I ordered from Bobby F came weeks ago; the one I ordered by mistake (!) from Amazon came two days ago.

    Looks like I need to sell one!!
  12. Don’t forget ethnic music . Some of the old...

    Don’t forget ethnic music . Some of the old Nonesuch records could be good. Especially the African side of things. I remember a very spooky one that had a title that began with “death and dying…”...
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    I finally had an opportunity to listen to the...

    I finally had an opportunity to listen to the piece. I actually listened three times in a row and I love it! What an absolute treat to experience months after Lyle’s very untimely passing
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    A brilliant thesis!!! Thank you!!

    A brilliant thesis!!!

    Thank you!!
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    Agreed. Let it Be is often unfairly criticized....

    Agreed. Let it Be is often unfairly criticized. If one has never heard the “Naked” version, one has never heard the songs in a fair light.
    I’d be interested in one of the packages.
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    I must say that when I caught the...

    I must say that when I caught the Walkman/Anderson version of YES, I walked by a special box seating area in the venue and saw a fellow seated there. I did not know who he was but I got the most...
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    Thanks John!! He had such a unique style. I am...

    Thanks John!!

    He had such a unique style. I am sure I will like it.
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    Thanks so much for the review! I just ordered it....

    Thanks so much for the review! I just ordered it.

    And yes, Lyle is…gone…so ANYTHING new from him is huge, especially with the thinness of his catalog.

    Damn, I miss that man.
  19. Very cool sounding!!! Mr. Beggs is a superb...

    Very cool sounding!!!

    Mr. Beggs is a superb musician. Craig is an amazing drummer…must get this!!!
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    It is good to see some kind words for Breathless....

    It is good to see some kind words for Breathless. Summer lightning is one of my favorites. And yes, Starlight Ride (mentioned in the other post) is lovely, and so very Pete Bardens. (I miss that...
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    If you didn’t know, our show was at a casino. As...

    If you didn’t know, our show was at a casino. As far as I know, casino shows are often restricted on run time. After all, they want us gambling, not watching Robert.
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    Truly, the quality was OFF the charts. Simply...

    Truly, the quality was OFF the charts. Simply superb.

    Perhaps I am projecting, but it seemed that the band was even more pleased to be performing than when I saw them in 2019 in Oakland. They were...
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    Yes, it is a discussion board. Real, genuine...

    Yes, it is a discussion board. Real, genuine discussion is welcomed, and appreciated. Constructive criticism is appropriate and thought provoking. Many of us are willing to look at alternative ideas...
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    Forgive me if this has been covered already (I...

    Forgive me if this has been covered already (I cannot bear to read 14 pages), but does any merchant have the ART BOOK version that doesn’t cost $19-30 in shipping alone?

    (Normally Amazon would be...
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    Yes, very interesting!!!

    Yes, very interesting!!!
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    It is a wonderful package!!

    It is a wonderful package!!
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    I am partial to his tribal and...

    I am partial to his tribal and Aboriginal-influenced work.

    He is a REALLY nice guy. I mean, so welcoming and kind. I first bumped into him at our local musical instrument store (he recommended...
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    Oh my! Shades of Wendy O’Williams!

    Oh my!
    Shades of Wendy O’Williams!
  29. Ooh, I cannot wait to watch these! Thanks!!!!

    Ooh, I cannot wait to watch these!
    Thanks!!!!
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    Thank you!

    Thank you!
  31. They are all wonderful. Granted, I am an Anthony...

    They are all wonderful. Granted, I am an Anthony Phillips nut so I have most everything. but they sound great and have so many extras.
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    Rockin’ Good News, Jean-Michel, um…John!! I am...

    Rockin’ Good News, Jean-Michel, um…John!!

    I am glad you are back up and running on it!
  33. Lots of good stuff in there. Thank you. ...

    Lots of good stuff in there. Thank you.

    Particularly interesting to me was Dhani saying that his father “always wanted the album to sound clearer.” I think most of us always knew there was some...
  34. I was not aware of that dynamic; please direct me...

    I was not aware of that dynamic; please direct me towards where I can read about that. (I am aware that George couldn’t finish the record but I thought it was mostly Dhani that filled in the...
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    Thanks John!! I was thinking the same thing as...

    Thanks John!! I was thinking the same thing as far as price.

    That DT 800 looks fab. I do have the original Roland controller but of course I use it for the 10p. It would be great to have the DT...
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    In the “Old Business” (old synths) category, I’d...

    In the “Old Business” (old synths) category, I’d like opinions on this:

    My old synth buddy wants to finally let go of his remaining modules and a board. The latter is a Roland JX-8P. I already own...
  37. Ooh! I’ll check it out. While the Dripping...

    Ooh! I’ll check it out.

    While the Dripping Spectorism of “All Things...” isn’t nearly as bad as the totally out-of-control Spectorism on “Let It Be,” I’d love to hear more George and less Phil on...
  38. I am so sad to hear this, Pete. Thank you for...

    I am so sad to hear this, Pete. Thank you for posting this.

    Your father really was such an important part of this site. He was representative of the passion for progressive music.

    He so...
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    Wow...that (the new Jupiter 8 clone from Black...

    Wow...that (the new Jupiter 8 clone from Black Corp**) DOES look lust-worthy.

    My ASM Hydrasynth arrived! First impressions are very favorable. So expressive!



    **I meant to quote battema’s...
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    I started looking at all the current offerings a...

    I started looking at all the current offerings a few weeks ago since I decided my birthday present needed to be a new synth. There were lots of interesting modules but nothing looked as cool,...
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    Ha! I love it! Thank you, John!!

    Ha! I love it!

    Thank you, John!!
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    Hey John! Going back a few pages...the ASM...

    Hey John!

    Going back a few pages...the ASM Hydrasynth...have you a strong opinion on it? I sort of feel pulled to it.
  43. Let me add my voice to the chorus: Very well...

    Let me add my voice to the chorus:

    Very well done, Cygnus! I am very impressed, especially because this world is so new to you.



    Keep it up!!! Keep posting, please!!
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    Thank you! This is helpful; I would love for this...

    Thank you! This is helpful; I would love for this package to make us happy, but it sounds like relatively too little improvement in the stereo mix, and a disappointing 5.1. But I am not...
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    Well, yes...he is the most important drummer in...

    Well, yes...he is the most important drummer in my estimate.
  46. This looks fascinating! THANK YOU! I think...

    This looks fascinating!
    THANK YOU!

    I think most of us understood it was very, very difficult to play. But I was never quite sure just how difficult. Was it really as hard as Fripp said??

    The...
  47. I mostly agree. But...its...ANTHONY PHILLIPS! ...

    I mostly agree. But...its...ANTHONY PHILLIPS!

    LOL.

    I never try too hard or for too long to convince people when they feel that way, because I do see what they mean. But in all seriousness, it...
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    Yes. Absolutely. An involved editor could have...

    Yes. Absolutely.
    An involved editor could have improved the final result without taking away any of the positive elements or removing any of the “Steve-ness” of the book.
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    In this world that seems to encourage ghost...

    In this world that seems to encourage ghost writing, Mr. Howe’s 100% solo effort was refreshing to me. The “dryness” and “strangeness” is due to his direct, straightforward style. It perfectly...
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    Thanks, John! I am always interested in new...

    Thanks, John!

    I am always interested in new Moog gear, but OMG, the audio (that tapping sound!!!) and visual style (fast edits, multi-screen, stop-action) of this promo video makes me want to...
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    Well, some players like Wakey and Rudress have...

    Well, some players like Wakey and Rudress have more classical chops but Tony is quite skilled in that realm. I think his combo of skills are why he has created some great music. And he doesn’t fall...
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    I recently re-read “Chapter and Verse” so Mr....

    I recently re-read “Chapter and Verse” so Mr. Banks’ unique approach has been on my mind. So many great melodies and chord progressions. I love his three classical records and his solo work in...
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    No on has mentioned “Music of the Spheres.” It...

    No on has mentioned “Music of the Spheres.”

    It tends to escape notice but I find it is wonderful...nice integration of orchestra and classic Oldfield vocals.
  54. A fine post!! I often find it interesting how...

    A fine post!!

    I often find it interesting how variable we humans are; at times, we delight in making lists that rank things or people, and at others, we abhor the concept.

    I agree that these...
  55. Well, in my opinion, they mostly got the top 5...

    Well, in my opinion, they mostly got the top 5 right. Bill deserves to be number one, at least in the long-range view of history.

    But in many ways, any list of drummers without Gavin Harrison as...
  56. Indeed! THANK YOU, Bruno!

    Indeed! THANK YOU, Bruno!
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    Oh my! If i wasn’t sold before, I sure am now....

    Oh my! If i wasn’t sold before, I sure am now. What amazing control!. That Vangelis-like tone towards the end was stunning with regards to sound and control.

    (And yeah, I can understand that if...
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    I sure prefer hardware. I enjoyed the article...

    I sure prefer hardware.

    I enjoyed the article mentioned a few posts above. So as far as the Minimoog sound, am I correct in assuming that the Roland SE is preferred over the Beringer?
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    Thanks, John! I finally googled enough...The...

    Thanks, John!

    I finally googled enough...The “Key Dog” is the one that caught my attention when it was mentioned:

    https://kvgear.com/products/key-dog-1ea88ab8-53d5-4349-81eb-cb3c45220505
    ...
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    Help! Wasn’t it on this thread that we...

    Help!

    Wasn’t it on this thread that we discussed the options for keyboard weights (weights that keep a key depressed so that one can tune and fiddle with the sound)? I tried searching but cannot...
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