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    Quote Originally Posted by Sturgeon's Lawyer View Post
    Good music gets better with repeated listenings (to a certain limit). Comedy, with rare exceptions, depends so much on surprise that it gets stale fast.
    I can listen to a CD multiple times, but I hardly ever read a book for the second time. When you know a story (and comedy is mostly stories) it often stays in your mind. I can still cite parts of comedy-artists I heard in the past, even if it is 30 years or more I heard them for the last time.

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    So, how do we get a handle on this prog/sense of humour thing? My thoughts on the matter, citing the Big Six (other Big Sixes are available, YMMV) as examples:

    Po-Faced Miseries
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    | Pink Floyd
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    | ELP
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    | Yes
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    | King Crimson
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    | Genesis
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    | Jethro Tull
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    v
    Jovial Buffoons

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    ^ Don't think I would dispute your order.

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    King Crimson less po-faced than Yes? I don't think so!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevie B View Post
    King Crimson less po-faced than Yes? I don't think so!
    You've surely heard Robert's stand-up* routines on The Great Deceiver? He's on fire!

    *OK, sit-down routines...

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    ELP should be at both ends of the scale at the same time.

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    This doesn’t sound interesting to me at all.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fracktured View Post
    This doesn’t sound interesting to me at all.


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    I agree. What a waste

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    What music does he play? Is it all piano or some synth too? He plays full songs right?

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    Wakeman's comedy act is hilarious. But that's not enough for me to spend my money.
    Prog's Not Dead

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    Quote Originally Posted by cazz View Post
    What music does he play? Is it all piano or some synth too? He plays full songs right?
    Just Piano. That's why I'm out

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    Might go just to have him sign my copy of "Rock n Roll Prophet"
    A vie, a mort, et apres...

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    Is it saloon style with bow tie and show girl?

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    It would be hilarious if jerry Seinfeld and Howard stern showed up and heckled him the whole time


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fracktured View Post
    It would be hilarious if jerry Seinfeld and Howard stern showed up and heckled him the whole time
    Or Geoff Downes.

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    We saw Rick’s Grand Piano tour outside of Boston probably ten years ago. We enjoyed the show and I fulfilled my lifelong desire to meet Rick, one of my Prog gods since I was 12 years old!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickawakeman View Post
    We saw Rick’s Grand Piano tour outside of Boston probably ten years ago. We enjoyed the show and I fulfilled my lifelong desire to meet Rick, one of my Prog gods since I was 12 years old!
    Would u go again??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fracktured View Post
    It would be hilarious if jerry Seinfeld and Howard stern showed up and heckled him the whole time
    He'd roll with it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Triscuits View Post
    Or Geoff Downes.
    Rick scares him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by progman1975 View Post
    Would u go again??

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    Would have gone to the Montreal show since we're in town for Hackett and King Crimson, but my daughter's wedding is getting in the way of this triumvirate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickawakeman View Post
    Would have gone to the Montreal show since we're in town for Hackett and King Crimson, but my daughter's wedding is getting in the way of this triumvirate.
    Have you talked to her?
    "If you want to see the true nature of humanity, just look at the internet."

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    He brings a grand piano with him? I know the venue I might go to does not have one. I'd be disappointed to hear an electric piano for a solo concert.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cazz View Post
    He brings a grand piano with him? I know the venue I might go to does not have one. I'd be disappointed to hear an electric piano for a solo concert.
    Then be ready to be disappointed. I'm out!

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    I'm going in spite of being disappointed with the tour. He came like 10 years ago with a piano tour, then a Jon & Rick tour. Both are underwhelming because he entirely goes through the motions on a predictable cakewalk set. But, I a huge fan so I'll take what I can get while he's still with us. It's just a night out not far from home.

    If only he would do something a bit more clever, like bring a mini-moog and do some goopy six-wives stuff with some improv. He hasn't done a band tour here since the early 90's with his son Adam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by progman1975 View Post
    Then be ready to be disappointed. I'm out!

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    When I saw him on the previous tour, it was not a digital piano.

    I would go again, too. It's Rick Effing Wakeman, for Christ sake!
    The White Zone is for loading and unloading only. If you got to load or unload go to the White Zone.

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    Would like that grand piano guarantee to secure a ticket..... I've seen & heard many people play solo piano and loved the way it's played and the SOUND of that instrument. If its going to be excerpts and commentary....well no

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