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    Perhaps our favorite musical performance this...

    Perhaps our favorite musical performance this year was not a concert per se, but David Byrne's American Utopia during it's Boston pre-Broadway run. Exceptional show. Getting rave reviews on Broadway.
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    We really enjoyed Joe Jackson and Neal Morse in...

    We really enjoyed Joe Jackson and Neal Morse in Boston, Flying Colors in NYC, Steve Hackett and King Crimson in Montreal, Adrian Belew in neighboring Holyoke, and Jane Siberry and the Musical Box...
  3. Geez, I'm still digesting Tales from Outer Space!

    Geez, I'm still digesting Tales from Outer Space!
  4. We really enjoyed Randy opening for Flying Colors

    We really enjoyed Randy opening for Flying Colors
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    Exactly what I'm hearing (and loving). An homage...

    Exactly what I'm hearing (and loving). An homage more than an answer?
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    I have the Sanders paperback too. Picked it up...

    I have the Sanders paperback too. Picked it up in London in ca.'78
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    So bummed when Montreal was cancelled.

    So bummed when Montreal was cancelled.
  8. I noticed that Camel is featured in this month's...

    I noticed that Camel is featured in this month's Prog as the cover story. I haven't picked it up but FYI.
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    I first purchased the live "A View of Cast"....

    I first purchased the live "A View of Cast". Despite the awkward English lyrics, I became a fan and have many of their later discs. "Al-bandaluz" is a favorite.
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    Digging this big time. Saw them at the NJ...

    Digging this big time. Saw them at the NJ Proghouse Homecoming few years back and they were great live.
  11. PT=Porcupine Tree TPT=The Pineapple Thief Ten...

    PT=Porcupine Tree
    TPT=The Pineapple Thief

    Ten years ago I was put off by the similarities between the two, less so as I have gained more appreciation for TPT, but let’s not muddy the waters...
  12. Thread: NEKTAR

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    Thanks for coming to my town (Northampton MA) in...

    Thanks for coming to my town (Northampton MA) in February. Should be a hot night at the Horse in the middle of February!
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    Glad you're on the mend Steve!

    Glad you're on the mend Steve!
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    Looking forward to Canadian/US dates being...

    Looking forward to Canadian/US dates being announced for Spring. Bucket list band for me
  15. Thread: Progeezer

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    Best wishes for Mr. Kessler, who was so...

    Best wishes for Mr. Kessler, who was so supportive to me during my health crisis and multiple surgeries two years ago!
  16. I recently found the "Live" CD used and it's in...

    I recently found the "Live" CD used and it's in heavy rotation at Chez Rick!
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    Nektar coming to town!

    Just received this email from the Iron Horse here in Northampton and am really excited to see Nektar again! I loved their Nearfest set and am a big fan so this is great news.
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  18. After two spins of Part 2, which I picked up last...

    After two spins of Part 2, which I picked up last Friday, I'm really impressed by this labor of love by Frank. And yes, having snagged the live two-disc "Reincarnation" recently, it's as good as...
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    Reading Guy Gavriel Kay’s “The Last Light of the...

    Reading Guy Gavriel Kay’s “The Last Light of the Sun” and am engrossed after the first few chapters. I had (thanks to recommendations here) read his Fionavar Trilogy, followed by Tigana and Song for...
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    Enjoying this since picking it up Friday night at...

    Enjoying this since picking it up Friday night at Newbury.
  21. Agree 100%. We work our asses off at high stress...

    Agree 100%. We work our asses off at high stress jobs so we can take a couple of weeks off to do just what my wife and I did in late September...four shows in three cities in three weeks (Crimson,...
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    Looks like a lovely family!

    https://www.instagram.com/p/B2ZzSLoAfkI/
  23. Great show in Montréal on 9/23, the second of his...

    Great show in Montréal on 9/23, the second of his two sold out shows. Craig Blundell was a nice addition on drums, saw him with Steven Wilson’s band multiple times.
    Now we’ll have to make the six...
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    Thanks for the recommendations! Forgot to mention...

    Thanks for the recommendations! Forgot to mention how much I enjoyed Peter David's "Modern Arthur" series (which I read after "discovering TM White's "Once and Future King" a few years back). I had...
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    I read the first couple Discworld books (and the...

    I read the first couple Discworld books (and the graphic novel based on the first book iirc) but didn't feel compelled to stay on board the Turtle. Particular recommendations?
  26. Fantastic show in NYC last Monday despite the...

    Fantastic show in NYC last Monday despite the band seeming a bit underreherased (first gig in a month; reminded me of Transatlantic's '00 Nearfest gig). Dug Randy McStine's opening set, as did the...
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    Wanted to thank members here for the...

    Wanted to thank members here for the recommendation for James Blaylock's "The Elvin Ship" and "The Disappearing Dwarf"! I really enjoyed the healthy dose of humor in these two books so will seek...
  28. Three weeks, three cities, four shows!

    Got home yesterday from NYC, where we crossed Flying Colors off our bucket list after enjoying their show at Sony Hall on Monday night! Great show, great venue, great crowd (still green with envy...
  29. We brought 4 vape pens up to Montreal for our...

    We brought 4 vape pens up to Montreal for our recent trip to see KC and Hackett (since their "legalization 2.0 ' has yet to occur) planning to resupply upon return to the states. The day we got back...
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    First spin after picking this up at Newbury yesterday ($12.88) very positive. Wife feels similarly. Looking forward to Monday night's show in NYC!
  31. Bump cuz it’s almost showtime

    Bump cuz it’s almost showtime
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    I finally got the Lex Rex DVD, the missing piece...

    I finally got the Lex Rex DVD, the missing piece in my GH collection! Loved their performance at Nearfest (and the CD of that show as well!)
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    David Byrne's American Utopia

    We had the pleasure of seeing David Byrne's penultimate performance of the Broadway-bound production of American Utopia on Saturday in Boston. We were enthralled, a smile on our faces (much like the...
  34. Great reviews John. We were at the Montreal show...

    Great reviews John. We were at the Montreal show and the band was indeed firing on all cylinders.
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    Picked up the new Aristocrats on Friday. Smokin'!

    Picked up the new Aristocrats on Friday. Smokin'!
  36. Bump cuz I'm heading up to Montreal for Crimson...

    Bump cuz I'm heading up to Montreal for Crimson and Hackett!
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    Seeing Dave play keys with Strawbs was a...

    Seeing Dave play keys with Strawbs was a revelation. I had admired his impressive guitar skills when we saw Iona, but I really dug his keys with Strawbs.
  38. One thing I have learned about being "late to the...

    One thing I have learned about being "late to the party" is how difficult it is to avoid "spoilers" when reading about the series, or even a particular episode. So I now know (despite not wanting to...
  39. It's '94. I get my M&M catalog in the mail....

    It's '94. I get my M&M catalog in the mail. Handwritten is a recommendation to check out Roine Stolt's album "The Flower King." Ordered. Loved. So began a 25 year love affair with Roine et als .
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    Just saw Adrian Belew in Holyoke last Saturday...

    Just saw Adrian Belew in Holyoke last Saturday night, great show.

    Coming up:
    King Crimson Montréal 9/17
    Steve Hackett Montréal 9/23
    Flying Colors NYC 10/7
    David Byrne Boston 9/28

    Shaping up...
  41. I think I need this. ...

    I think I need this.

    https://mondotees.com/products/buffy-the-vampire-slayer-once-more-with-feeling-lp
  42. I had posted last year about how that episode...

    I had posted last year about how that episode (Buffy's mom is dead) kicked my ass.
  43. Buffy S6E7: Once More With Feeling (the musical episode)

    Continuing my fifteen-year late to the party foray into Buffydom, just watched "Once More With Feeling", the musical episode from Season 6. Tara's beautiful symphonic ballad "Under Your Spell""...
  44. http://www.hackettsongs.com/news/new...HDAElxmPRyG...

    http://www.hackettsongs.com/news/new...HDAElxmPRyGllc

    Following a sensational 2018 UK tour, legendary guitarist Steve Hackett has announced the release of a 2CD + Blu-Ray digipak titled 'Genesis...
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    Jumped onboard with TTKTS and have enjoyed each...

    Jumped onboard with TTKTS and have enjoyed each subsequent release. Just revisited Stock which is a wonderfully organic sounding compilation of tunes! Underappreciated? Not at chez Rick!
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    http://www.cpfirst.net/

    http://www.cpfirst.net/
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    I have and enjoy both "Golden King" and...

    I have and enjoy both "Golden King" and "Sandstone" so if this is released in legit physical form, I'm in.
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    I love the sense of humor displayed on Resistor...

    I love the sense of humor displayed on Resistor pieces such as “The Land of No Groove” on “Rise”.
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    Is he still an electrical engineer for Hasbro in...

    Is he still an electrical engineer for Hasbro in Rhode Island? Great day job!
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    Quelle coincidence Batman! I was about to start a...

    Quelle coincidence Batman! I was about to start a thread on "the ubiquitous Mr. Unruh", since his work is featured on so many cool albums I 'm currently grokking! These would include Southern...
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    My recall's not great, but was Roy wossifaced...

    My recall's not great, but was Roy wossifaced involved in the "Mirage" (Camel/Caravan) debacle in which no members were paid, and iirc prompted the writing of "Liar"?
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    The new United Progressive Fraternity album is on...

    The new United Progressive Fraternity album is on GEP, and a lovely package it is!
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    About 250 pages into David B. Coe's last of the...

    About 250 pages into David B. Coe's last of the "Winds of the Forelands" series, "Weavers of War". Really enjoyed this series, can't wait to see how it wraps out!
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    Disposable vape pens have been a game changer for us when out of the house...no more furtive looking for alleyways to duck into, very discrete and very potent (which works well for our high tolerance)
  55. Flying Colors NYC-1 Reserved seating ticket needed, will pay $100 plus a GA ticket

    I tried snagging two reserved seats for the Oct 7 show at Sony Hall...and the transactionallowed me only one (apparently the last one). If anyone wants to sell me one Reserved seating ticket, I'll...
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    Here's a vid from the Greenfield event: ...

    Here's a vid from the Greenfield event:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJY4E18PyNY
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    We wound up not going but lots of vids from...

    We wound up not going but lots of vids from various years and venues are on YT.
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    Most Wuthering Day Ever

    Today, flash mobs recreate Kate’s choreography in cities across the world including Greenfield MA....we may go to watch
  59. I had found the first and 10th used in recent...

    I had found the first and 10th used in recent years, dug 'em both so will seek this out.
  60. On a related note, anyone checked out Neal's JC...

    On a related note, anyone checked out Neal's JC Exorcist featuring Ted?
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