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    As are pretty much all of Samurai of Prog...

    As are pretty much all of Samurai of Prog releases.
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    Halfway through "Foundryside" by Robert Jackson...

    Halfway through "Foundryside" by Robert Jackson Bennett. Had been on my list for past year but pulled the trigger after reading a great review of the second book in the NYT Book Review. Not sure if...
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    Dime leaks MP3s of legit releases?

    Dime leaks MP3s of legit releases?
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    Gonna pre-order my signed copy with the free...

    Gonna pre-order my signed copy with the free comic!
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    After finishing Lawhead's Song of Albion trilogy...

    After finishing Lawhead's Song of Albion trilogy (I find his prose captivating, as I did when I read his Pendragon Cycle, of which I still have Avalon waiting), just enjoyed Poul Anderson's charming...
  6. A little too schlock-rock musical for my tastes.

    A little too schlock-rock musical for my tastes.
  7. Thanks anyway. I think one of my first purchases...

    Thanks anyway. I think one of my first purchases was the Spring release.
  8. How far back are Laser's Edge orders on record?

    I love checking my past purchases and wonder if Ken has records of my purchases from the pre-internet era. If so, would Ken be able to share with my permission via PM? I'd love to see my early '90's...
  9. From the email we got: "The music was recorded...

    From the email we got:

    "The music was recorded ‘virtually’ in April 2020 at the height of the Coronavirus lockdown with long term collaborators Mike Portnoy and Randy George: “It’s the first album...
  10. Two articles about "dad rock"- both dis prog

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/18/arts/music/dad-rock.html

    https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/06/25/arts/dad-rock-steely-dan-why-theres-more-there-than-meets-ear/
  11. Same here. I go to work as usual. I may be buying...

    Same here. I go to work as usual. I may be buying less because my town's two brick & mortar rekkid shops were closed.
  12. One of my fondest NF-related memories was running...

    One of my fondest NF-related memories was running into Rob at the Iron Horse here in town in the early aughts. We were seeing Keneally with the big-band BFD, Rob said he was scouting them for NF. Rob...
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    Late to the party for "friendship", ordered from...

    Late to the party for "friendship", ordered from Ken at Laser's Edge a couple of weeks back, first spins very positive but I like pretty much everything Rikard does...so disappointed not to see him...
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    Big fan. So glad to have seen them at FMPM in...

    Big fan. So glad to have seen them at FMPM in Montreal.
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    Todd with the Metropole Orchestra is cool. ...

    Todd with the Metropole Orchestra is cool.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlVHYFM96Og
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    Wot he said.

    Wot he said.
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    My pleasure. The recommendations here have...

    My pleasure. The recommendations here have dominated my reading since my initial post. I did read The Wizard/The Knight by Gene Wolf, enjoyed the use of the "unreliable narrator". McKillip's...
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    Reading Lawhead's Song of Albion trilogy.

    Reading Lawhead's Song of Albion trilogy.
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    Anyone watch Fusion 3 yesterday?

    https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=599763487301689&set=a.176503772960998

    Do I have to have a subscription to YouTube live to access this?

    No. just checked and it's up! Will def check this out
  20. Great article about Kasim Sulton's show in NH

    https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/05/23/metro/concertgoers-new-hampshire-enjoy-drive-in-performance-almost-like-pre-pandemic-life/

    Sounds like a great night!
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    I have this but haven't spun it in years....

    I have this but haven't spun it in years. Re-visit.
  22. Whoa, I haven't even gotten Gulliver yet! Love...

    Whoa, I haven't even gotten Gulliver yet! Love the SoP.
  23. Hey Lou, Karen and I were at all those shows at...

    Hey Lou, Karen and I were at all those shows at the Paradise, two shows/sets each night, seated in front of the stage. Brett, you may not remember but you allowed Karen into the club to chat with...
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    Rock face masks

    When I see a Yes one, it's mine.

    https://ultimateclassicrock.com/rock-face-masks/
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    How does it feel to be the Zelig of Prog?

    How does it feel to be the Zelig of Prog?
  26. It's dropped to #2.

    It's dropped to #2.
  27. Why is the vinyl White Album he #1...

    ...the #1 bestseller on Amazon's Dance Pop?

    ...
  28. There's even do "Kayleigh."

    There's even do "Kayleigh."
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    They impressed me on the Prog from Home show!

    They impressed me on the Prog from Home show!
  30. I really enjoyed the live version of Shores of...

    I really enjoyed the live version of Shores of India, perhaps my favorite track from Gentle Storm.
  31. Some back story. ...

    Some back story.

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/miley-cyrus-pink-floyd-wish-you-were-here-snl_n_5ea5172bc5b6d3763590ccb5
  32. We enjoyed this last night.

    We enjoyed this last night.
  33. Ayreon-Electric Castle Live is spectacular

    The much-anticipated (well, by me anyway!) live 2 CD/DVD set arrived at Chez Rick last week, signed by Arjen , accompanied by T-shirt and poster. As you might surmise, big fan of the original which I...
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    They refunded my Big Big Train tix for Montreal

    They refunded my Big Big Train tix for Montreal
  35. Some great CtS soundboards on Dime.

    Some great CtS soundboards on Dime.
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    Radiohead shows on Youtube

    https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/09/entertainment/radiohead-youtube-concerts-trnd/index.html

    Personally not a fan but thought some might be interested.
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    Grateful Dead shows on YouTube

    https://www.masslive.com/music/2020/04/grateful-dead-concert-series-to-air-on-youtube.html

    Personally not a fan but thought others might be interested.
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    Happy Pesach Steve and as my beloved Nana used to...

    Happy Pesach Steve and as my beloved Nana used to say kinahora
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    Sticky: Anxiety disorders were already skyrocketing among...

    Anxiety disorders were already skyrocketing among teens and this will exacerbate these struggles
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    I have only recently learned of this corner of...

    I have only recently learned of this corner of the neo-prog world inhabited by artists such as Nine Stones Close and Riveresea. How did these fly over my neo radar? Loving Atkinson's voice on the...
  41. Hey Lou, it was great when our wives met at this...

    Hey Lou, it was great when our wives met at this event. Guess what? It was May 31st, 2014.
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    I will spin the Orion gig tonight.

    I will spin the Orion gig tonight.
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    Sticky: As a clinical (psychiatric)social worker within a...

    As a clinical (psychiatric)social worker within a large healthcare system I am deemed essential so have continued to come to work each day but we have been mandated by DPH to stop group treatment so...
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    Alright it’s a band but “Where but for Caravan...

    Alright it’s a band but “Where but for Caravan would I”?
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    I'm on page 350 of this. Confusing and convoluted...

    I'm on page 350 of this. Confusing and convoluted but enjoying it. Didn't realize it was going to be five books.
  46. Bottom Line ‘77 iirc!

    Bottom Line ‘77 iirc!
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    My wife didn't even demand taking it off even...

    My wife didn't even demand taking it off even after her usual complaint of "derivitive".. she (aptly)applies this term to most neo she hears but doesn't protest!
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    I have the re-recorded Journey on vinyl, a lovely...

    I have the re-recorded Journey on vinyl, a lovely package. Now I need the new Arthur even more!
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    That's the one.

    That's the one.
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    I also need the re-recorded King Arthur. I...

    I also need the re-recorded King Arthur. I thought I saw it on Burning Shed's site at one time, I'll check again Brett.
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    Sticky: So glad I have an MMJ card since MA has curtailed...

    So glad I have an MMJ card since MA has curtailed recreational sales!
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    Jordan Rudess has also posted a lovely improv...

    Jordan Rudess has also posted a lovely improv online
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    Really enjoying this album!

    Really enjoying this album!
  54. When I met my wife in ‘77, she was listening to...

    When I met my wife in ‘77, she was listening to Poco and Loggins and Messina. On our third date I took her to see ELP with orchestra at MSG. The rest is history. Her current faves are Steven Wilson...
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    Some nice unreleased live stuff and demos here.

    Some nice unreleased live stuff and demos here.
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    Sticky: My wife retired two months ago as a Pediatric...

    My wife retired two months ago as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (a primary care provider) after more than 30 years. Talk about timing.

    I am a Clinical Social Worker within a large health system....
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    On the plus side just signed up for the three...

    On the plus side just signed up for the three month Passengers club membership offered gratis to North American ticket holders.
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    Not unexpected of course but still disappointing...

    Not unexpected of course but still disappointing as we had tix for both Montreal and Northampton.

    Saw Randy open for Flying Colors and in another world would be seeing him tonight opening for...
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    Downloaded, unzipped and burned last night. MP3s...

    Downloaded, unzipped and burned last night. MP3s but much appreciated regardless

    Thanks Neal. We all do indeed need some light right now.
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    I picked up the new album in anticipation of the...

    I picked up the new album in anticipation of the Montréal gig on 5/8, and my first listen last night left me looking forward to really digesting it further. Not sure if that show or BBT on 5/12 will...
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