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    I really had hoped to have the standalone...

    I really had hoped to have the standalone Reconstrukction sitting on my desk when I returned to work today. Amazon tracking info has it "not shipped yet," and when I went to the product page it's...
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    Wow, 5 pages into an argument over whether Geddy...

    Wow, 5 pages into an argument over whether Geddy used the correct bass to honor Chris on one song three years ago. PE, you done this old heart proud. Never change.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6RjL-LETRE ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6RjL-LETRE

    The more the Blooper evolves, the more time I realize I'm gonna need to take off work to spend getting to understand it when it's finally in my hands.
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    Sorry I've been away from this thread for a few...

    Sorry I've been away from this thread for a few days. Thanks to everyone for your eyes, ears, and kind words!
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    Marillion Weekend: Chile 2017 CDs

    I don't know how long these have been available, I may have missed them long ago, but they were linked in a new email regarding Marillion weekend 2019 and I just bought them all the setlists are...
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    This thread reminded me that I still needed the...

    This thread reminded me that I still needed the 2018 Elements. Ordered (along with Reconstrukction of Light preorder). Thanks team!
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    Thanks!

    Thanks!
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    Just throwing this out there. My most ambitious...

    Just throwing this out there. My most ambitious video so far. Was meant to be a camera test - I pulled an old miniDV camera out of storage - but the music took over and I decided to edit and post it....
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    Feel free to add your music to the mix here!...

    Feel free to add your music to the mix here! Thanks!
  10. Cool how he gets the classic Howe lap steel sound...

    Cool how he gets the classic Howe lap steel sound with the fretless even though Howe didn't play steel on that song.
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    Went well. Small dinnertime crowd, maybe a dozen...

    Went well. Small dinnertime crowd, maybe a dozen people in the place - more than half weren't brought there by me! Good response, nice compliments from strangers.

    Musically I didn't prepare...
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    Now playing at my desk: ...

    Now playing at my desk:

    https://stevesmith2.bandcamp.com/album/distant-stars
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    As a fan of current Yes, I was still among those...

    As a fan of current Yes, I was still among those folks - they were probably at their lowest in recent years when they co-headlined with Styx; it was the tour where Benoit's voice was shot, right...
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    Watched this DDY concert on PBS this weekend....

    Watched this DDY concert on PBS this weekend. Solid, well performed show. DeYoung is still in excellent voice.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZThG_d4lyc

    But seriously, these guys. A little...
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    That is the Dwarfcraft Grazer, a very glitchy but...

    That is the Dwarfcraft Grazer, a very glitchy but fun granular delay pedal.

    Here is my first youtube video, the full version of the last short thing i posted on Insta.

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    https://www.instagram.com/p/Bwx4k3YAh7D/?utm_sourc...

    https://www.instagram.com/p/Bwx4k3YAh7D/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
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    First test of Instagramming ambiance. ...

    First test of Instagramming ambiance.


    https://www.instagram.com/p/BwqM2kjgN_bjWKmjF6LTJPViEwbmPcvy6eN_Hw0/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=pn0kxv1yl7wg
  18. Love Under Fire made it onto the first...

    Love Under Fire made it onto the first Payne/Downes Asia album, and Money Talks was reworked as Paper Blood on Black Moon. There's a song called Street War on In the Hot Seat which appears to only...
  19. (I have Money Talks and Love Under Fire on some...

    (I have Money Talks and Love Under Fire on some Greg Lake compilation from the 90s. It's the other 4 songs that I don't remember forgetting about knowing about).
  20. I think I vaguely remember that I knew this stuff...

    I think I vaguely remember that I knew this stuff was released and forgot.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnJDUy3IB_M&list=OLAK5uy_k9SeC03IxffM9mV3dIEbEJxth5HIlHdGA&index=1
  21. Never thought I'd say this, but I agree. I'm...

    Never thought I'd say this, but I agree. I'm happy to have a few new pieces rolled out here and there in the live set, but I don't need a new studio album from these guys.
  22. Love you guys, but I find the level of pretension...

    Love you guys, but I find the level of pretension in the complaints about Fripp's "pretentiousness" so far beyond anything Fripp approaches.
  23. Yes, and for the first time the entire band...

    Yes, and for the first time the entire band accepts him as the leader. That's the point.
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    Pretty big fan of my own stuff. Here's a short...

    Pretty big fan of my own stuff. Here's a short piece I love.


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

    When I'm not listening to me, this Fripp & Eno performance is a favorite.

    ...
  25. Asia just confirmed of all these details in a...

    Asia just confirmed of all these details in a lengthy post on their Facebook page.
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    (that's one of my favorite pieces from recent...

    (that's one of my favorite pieces from recent months.)
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    Thanks! I really appreciate your time, your ears,...

    Thanks! I really appreciate your time, your ears, and your feedback.
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    Just dropping it into the works and a/b comparing...

    Just dropping it into the works and a/b comparing my clean tone with and without the Condor, the purchase was justified. An all-around fuller tone. I'mma hold off on playing with the wibbly sounds...
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    Yeah, they all have a row of dip switches along...

    Yeah, they all have a row of dip switches along the back that reconfigures the heck out of what they can do. This guy gives a good rundown of the Condor with a focus on the dip switches:
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    Just bought a Chase Bliss Condor used. Tracking...

    Just bought a Chase Bliss Condor used. Tracking it's journey to me now. Kills two birds with one stone: my first Chase Bliss pedal, and a desperate need for a preamp/boost/eq at the start of my...
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    I've probably posted most of these tracks here...

    I've probably posted most of these tracks here over the last few months, but I just recently put a bunch of sketches together that I thing hang together pretty well as a collection.
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    Okay, here's the thing, since I've already...

    Okay, here's the thing, since I've already established myself as a dick here I may as well keep going:

    This works: "It's my opinion, and you should ignore it if you don't like it."
    This does not:...
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    Listening now Steve. Lovely as always. Ooh. just...

    Listening now Steve. Lovely as always. Ooh. just got to the big moment in the first one. Nice.

    Working on getting my gear cleaned up on a proper pedal board. Maybe, possibly, finding avenues to...
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    I know, you guys have only said the most polite...

    I know, you guys have only said the most polite things about both artists here.



    Sounds charming. No I haven't.



    C'mon Sean, again: I'm not defending Wilson. I'm being a dick about...
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    God, the irony of people spending 4 pages shit...

    God, the irony of people spending 4 pages shit talking someone for shit talking a band that they spent those same 4 pages shit talking.

    I get it now guys, it's okay for you to shit talk GVF and...
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    Thanks.

    Thanks.
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    Fixed.

    Fixed.
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    I shouldn't exactly though, since the most common...

    I shouldn't exactly though, since the most common response seems to be a combination of the two: agree that GVF is shit, while simultaneously giving Wilson for expressing the same opinion.
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    Exactly.

    Exactly.
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    I appreciate your reassurance that Wilson isn't...

    I appreciate your reassurance that Wilson isn't being harmed here, but my point wasn't to defend him. This is a larger discussion than SW or GVF.

    As you said, this thread is pure speculation....
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    Here's the thing: we can, as a community, engage...

    Here's the thing: we can, as a community, engage in a lengthy and reasoned debate about Steven Wilson's opinion of GVF and we'll be missing on crucial element. Steven Wilson.

    We can exchange...
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    Something on the mellow, droney side. ...

    Something on the mellow, droney side.

    https://casuallyabandoned.podbean.com/e/22619-833pm/
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    Thanks for listening. And keep doing what you do....

    Thanks for listening. And keep doing what you do. :)
  44. Late to the conversation but I'll throw my two...

    Late to the conversation but I'll throw my two cents in. I've been using bandcamp for "albums" for a long time, but the last few years as I've drifted to lazy ambient guitar improvisation (rather...
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    https://casuallyabandoned.podbean.com/e/22219-the-...

    https://casuallyabandoned.podbean.com/e/22219-the-bigger-question-is-when-it-becomes-rain/
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    Got the El Cap this past weekend. Here it's...

    Got the El Cap this past weekend. Here it's running before the Dig. The Cap is giving some texture with tape wear and wow and flutter repeats, and then the Dig opens things up (follow by the big sky...
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    I don't own any of Chase Bliss's very expensive...

    I don't own any of Chase Bliss's very expensive pedals, but they all look amazing. This Blooper may be the first one I spend Chase Bliss dollars on:
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    Now that I've actually given it some time, yeah,...

    Now that I've actually given it some time, yeah, I really like it for what it can do on its own, rather than just dialing up a generic delay to give some depth at the end of the chain (which is all I...
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    A little baritone ambling from last night....

    A little baritone ambling from last night. Pulling myself out of a creative dry spell by stripping things back and rebuilding. Just playing with the Dig delay the past few days. I kind of just...
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    He means the tape had not run out in the middle...

    He means the tape had not run out in the middle of recording what would become Maximum Distress. The tape most certainly ran out at the end of the Mincer, since they only the chunk they pulled out of...
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    Yeah, definitely more of a Sherwood/Squire big...

    Yeah, definitely more of a Sherwood/Squire big vocal sound than a Rabin/Anderson big vocal sound. This really sounds like Sherwood wrote and produced it. I even googled to make sure he didn't.
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    The mystery of the missing middle section of the...

    The mystery of the missing middle section of the Law of Maximum Distress (missing in plain sight!) is the subject of this week's track.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=P7V-4aHyYDE
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    Thanks. Body from scratch, neck from the Strat...

    Thanks. Body from scratch, neck from the Strat that I converted to a baritone last year. Seymour Duncan humbucker.

    This is how it started.

    127051270612707
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    Is there a specific Crimson thread we're using to...

    Is there a specific Crimson thread we're using to discuss the 50th anniversary tracks?

    #3 is a new mix of Cadence and Cascade combining all four vocals takes, Haskell, Lake, Adrian, and Jakko.

    ...
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    Built a new guitar out of wood and parts and...

    Built a new guitar out of wood and parts and stuff. Finished it late Sunday night.
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    Took it out ambiating last night.

    https://soundcloud.com/casuallyabandoned/tue-12919-813pm
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    I was at an impressionable age when Rush released...

    I was at an impressionable age when Rush released Moving Pictures and Genesis released Abacab. Prog is the only music I've ever known.
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    thanks

    thanks
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    And on that note, I've just sifted thru my...

    And on that note, I've just sifted thru my favorite stuff from last year and collected it all into three volumes of like-sounding stuff.

    Vol 1 is the Frippertronic stuff, with a helping heap of...
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    Yes. I don't know how big the audience is for the...

    Yes. I don't know how big the audience is for the Frippertronic stuff outside of existing Fripp fans and other ambient guitarists, but I could make these sounds forever and be happy.
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    Been quiet with the holidays and some work...

    Been quiet with the holidays and some work travel. While I'm getting back up to speed, I dug up this lovely piece of pure Frippertronics. This was my test run, seeing if this podcast idea would work,...
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