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    Steve Gore was a sweet guy but truly a very, very...

    Steve Gore was a sweet guy but truly a very, very sad and troubled soul.
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    Bruxelles, dude. Bruxelles.

    Bruxelles, dude. Bruxelles.
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    Congratulations to the musicians on a really...

    Congratulations to the musicians on a really wonderful review in All Music!
  4. USA [again] ? - possible Dallas ? - kinda...

    USA [again] ? - possible
    Dallas ? - kinda unlikely.

    sometimes you have to go to the mountain....
  5. They aren't 'prog', but you could see...

    They aren't 'prog', but you could see Schnellertollermeier. They've been over twice....
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    I have a couple of Valentin Clastrier albums!...

    I have a couple of Valentin Clastrier albums! Good call!
  7. I lived off of the Johnson-Smith catalog in 7th...

    I lived off of the Johnson-Smith catalog in 7th grade...

    Ressurection Plant!
    Sea Monkeys!
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    Basically this is very revved up Ethiopian 70s...

    Basically this is very revved up Ethiopian 70s pop music. If you like this sort of vocalizing, a wonderful world of Ethiopian music from the 70s awaits you!!
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    I'm diving in merely to give a nod to great music...

    I'm diving in merely to give a nod to great music from France, from then until RIGHT NOW.

    It's amazing what a small investment in the arts will pay off with.....
  10. It was a very, very different era, Sean....

    It was a very, very different era, Sean....
  11. We had a cigarette AND dope smoking section in...

    We had a cigarette AND dope smoking section in our high school which was barely tolerated but it was left alone. Which is sort of amazing.

    It's the only place in the school where I ever saw my...
  12. I had a very boring childhood, although.... I...

    I had a very boring childhood, although....

    I remember very vividly (unusual for me) being about 4 or maybe 5 and playing with play-doh and after I had mashed it around for a while and gotten it...
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    ^ ^ ^ I think you did great with the above.

    ^ ^ ^

    I think you did great with the above.
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    I don't really think "Fades" is as good as their...

    I don't really think "Fades" is as good as their over-all streak streak has been this decade. It's still good, but it's the weakest. IMO.

    I would say of the more recent things (last decade) you...
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    Thymme spoke yesterday to his favorite...

    Thymme spoke yesterday to his favorite 'pathologically honest ... curmudgeon' (his words).

    Cuneiform will release Chicago XX on CD and in digital formats, including BandCamp, sometime in...
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    Got Wail If You Want It...

    Got Wail If You Want It
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    He didn't have ownership of anything other than...

    He didn't have ownership of anything other than as part of the Soft Machine partnership, but he (along with everyone else) had to say ok to everything we did, except for Collier, where I only dealt...
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    He has been totally nice and helpful and...

    He has been totally nice and helpful and accomodating about all the archival things of ours that he's been involved with [Nucleus, Graham Collier, Soft Machine] for which I am very grateful.
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    as long as the default price for recorded music...

    as long as the default price for recorded music is 'free' for the vast majority of people, 'they' are smart for not investing in recorded music. They might be willing invest in bands if the bands are...
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    as stated, "what a surprise"

    as stated, "what a surprise"
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    I was very, very pleased at how many did! It is...

    I was very, very pleased at how many did! It is an honor!
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    I'm not a fan. I've seen her perform and I've...

    I'm not a fan. I've seen her perform and I've heard albums; I find her overly difficult and thorny. YMMV.
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    FWIW - and it's worth very little. I was still...

    FWIW - and it's worth very little. I was still working in a record store when Asia's first was released and I remember getting it in and hearing it and thinking 'prog really is over for me; these are...
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    btw and apropos of nothing, when I met Henry Cow...

    btw and apropos of nothing, when I met Henry Cow in 1977, Chris & Maggie took me to see the Westbrook Brass Band, who were playing a shopping center opening (!!) and they were really great and it was...
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    If a string quartet normally comes in on the 3rd...

    If a string quartet normally comes in on the 3rd time the chorus comes up and you have a version where it comes in on the first time, that would not be a folded down quad mix UNLESS the quad mix was...
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    No, it isn't that because as already stated,...

    No, it isn't that because as already stated, there are different lead vocals and different instruments appear at different times than on the original mix.
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    The vinyl was definitely released in the fall of...

    The vinyl was definitely released in the fall of 2018.
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    We're all going to point at you and titter at...

    We're all going to point at you and titter at your Ceux ignorance at the next meeting of the cognoscenti avant meeting!
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    Anyone buying this set for an improved version of...

    Anyone buying this set for an improved version of 'The Missing Piece' is truly, truly a fan.... :lol
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    I have it and I have heard it Several times. ...

    I have it and I have heard it Several times.
    IMO It isn’t radically different. It is interesting and ok but not really a revelation in the way that the first album's reappearance was [at least to...
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    Pimp cane? BE PRACTICAL!! : He should get a FLASK...

    Pimp cane? BE PRACTICAL!! : He should get a FLASK cane!!

    Lotsa love, Steve; I'm really enjoying the book you gave me care of John B!
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    at that early stage in ECM's history, and ME...

    at that early stage in ECM's history, and ME being in Germany and the album recorded in NY, AND it being the first ECM by Abercrombie, as well as including people untypical of ECM (Jan Hammer?) as...
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    Manfred had nothing to do with Timeless other...

    Manfred had nothing to do with Timeless other than releasing it. He didn't produce it as in 'being in the studio while it was created' produce it. He produced it as in 'he paid for it so he gets a...
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    If someone played that for me without my seeing...

    If someone played that for me without my seeing it, I would never ever ever guess it was Ian.

    :(
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    I played Timeless on Monday because I just got a...

    I played Timeless on Monday because I just got a beautiful, vintage German lp pressing in perfect shape and it sounded so great, even on my exceedingly modest set up, that I looked at the credits.
    ...
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    THIS isn't one of them, but he's a part of it...

    THIS isn't one of them, but he's a part of it (notice the name of the band) and it's quite good!
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    Manfred supplied the musicians and the over-all...

    Manfred supplied the musicians and the over-all vision, but Jan-Erik turned the vision into concrete recorded sound. VERY MUCH as much a part, imo. I completely agree.
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    Rest in peace, Jan Erik Kongshaug

    The Norwegian sound engineer who recorded hundreds and hundreds of ECM titles and was probably more responsible for 'the ECM sound' in terms of recorded sonics than anyone, has died at the age of 75....
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    bada BING!!! :lol

    bada BING!!! :lol
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    It's probably auto-set too high whenever dealing...

    It's probably auto-set too high whenever dealing with me!
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    Phew. You sure took my post the wrong way and not...

    Phew. You sure took my post the wrong way and not how it was intended.

    But if you're really looking for 'prog rock flagship acts' in 2019, maybe you would tend to be a bit defensive....
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    Someone's listening. Look at the size of that...

    Someone's listening. Look at the size of that crowd.
    Just not people here.
    and who cares?


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYREuw4dVdw
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    :lol :lol qft

    :lol :lol

    qft
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    What does remastering something like these studio...

    What does remastering something like these studio recordings yet again really mean? Since they've already been done at least 3 times during their digital history?

    I have no real answer, but I...
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    I still have ALL my Urban Sax albums except this...

    I still have ALL my Urban Sax albums except this one - I think they are tremendous. That's why I went through the trouble and expensive of buying this library music thingy for my personal collection...
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    yes.

    yes.
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    ^ ^ ^ I have (and am selling) a French...

    ^ ^ ^

    I have (and am selling) a French library music album called something like Cities and Industry which has tracks by Urban Sax, and other French progressives (Franηois Auguer, J-P Goude,...
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    I'm glad you saw them. They really are amazing...

    I'm glad you saw them. They really are amazing and Ed's arrangements are totally fantastic, imo, but due to the large size, they travel very infrequently. I've been lucky enough to see them twice....
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    I was going to say, if you really like Soft...

    I was going to say, if you really like Soft Machine 7, Rubber Riff is a good comparison, but more lightweight and 'advertisement bed' ish.
  51. That's a really good and a really hard question....

    That's a really good and a really hard question. Luckily I am not a festival promoter and don't have to envision the answer....!!
  52. Me too. The IMO was for politeness sake because I...

    Me too. The IMO was for politeness sake because I don't want to point fingers at any one or any scene. It is a general observation that I too have witnessed first-hand.
  53. The people who are asking this question, don't...

    The people who are asking this question, don't generally support 'the' scene. They want everyone to support 'their' scene.

    IMO.
  54. I was going to post that it's not a great idea...

    I was going to post that it's not a great idea for a festival to diversify if the folks who run the festival don't want to for whatever reason.

    Doing something half-heartedly and with things you...
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    ^^^^^^ I have the Big Grunt single!!!!

    ^^^^^^

    I have the Big Grunt single!!!!
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    Cheese and Onions always struck me more like a...

    Cheese and Onions always struck me more like a solo Lennon song - Walls and Bridges style.



    That's funny and I hadn't heard that one! :lol
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    No, I agree.

    No, I agree.
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    That too. I concur. But that was secondary.

    That too. I concur. But that was secondary.
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    I think he was mostly affected by his disdain for...

    I think he was mostly affected by his disdain for his 60s musicians.
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    'Shaken, not stirred."

    'Shaken, not stirred."
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