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    ^^ Give it a rest, Bozo. You're out of your league.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ronmac View Post
    ^^ Give it a rest, Bozo. You're out of your league.

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    In the book “When the News Went Live” about the media coverage of JFKs assassination, it was told that Rather was thrown out of the newsroom by Eddie Barker for falsely reporting embellished information . It’s a great book actually about the reporters scurrying to cover a national tragedy. Highly recommended.

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    Dan Rather: "Jon, I'd like to go over some of your lyrics if I may;
    "Mountains come out of the sky...and they... stand there"
    Can you explain to me (and our audience)… what else would they do?"

    I have enjoyed all of Rather's interviews.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddhabreath View Post
    What are you going on about? All I asked for is a credible reference for your allegations concerning Dan Rather so that I might be better informed. Anyway, congratulations on reading such a big book! Any other responses on my part will unfortunately violate forum rules on both political discussion and general decorum. Therefore I recommend you go back to doing what you do best and make another few dozen posts to the latest Yes thread.
    I thought this was the latest Yes thread?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MudShark22 View Post
    That tag is played out....
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    I really enjoyed this interview. An interesting comment from Jon about trust and (I am paraphrasing here) "trusting people to promise to make new music". My assumption was that was aimed at either Trevor Rabin or Rick Wakeman (or both) since he was discussing the two versions of Yes at the time. Jon did not get too cosmic except when Dan asked him if he believed in god. Also cool news that Jon is writing a memoir. Anyway, I dug it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddhabreath View Post
    Any other responses on my part will unfortunately violate forum rules on both political discussion and general decorum.
    And as both of you have been previously temp banned, this is a good creed to live by.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveSly View Post
    I really enjoyed this interview.
    I thought it was "ok". I have seen at least a dozen of Rather's interviews and this one seemed fairly uninformed to me. Perhaps it's because I know more about Yes history than some of the artists from other interviews I have seen. It was still nice to get some back story and I certainly learned some things I didn't know.
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    I really enjoyed Dan Rather's interview with Jon Anderson on AXS TV (all we need now is for Rather to interview Robert Fripp).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gravedigger View Post
    Dan Rather: "Jon, I'd like to go over some of your lyrics if I may;
    "Mountains come out of the sky...and they... stand there"
    Can you explain to me (and our audience)… what else would they do?"

    I have enjoyed all of Rather's interviews.
    I missed the interview and have love for Jon. This is how I envision he'd answer the above question.

    Jon: You are speaking linearly. On a linear plane, mountains come out of the earth, not the sky. On a non-linear plane, which is a dimension just as relevant, mountains do the opposite and do not have to simply stand. They most definitely may be moved, and may even frolick like a deer that plays into time. Time is what it's about and what everything is actually about. It will all be clear in time. Time is time. There is a dimension where time is no longer relevant. Your heart will reveal what your linear mind cannot.

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    I thought it was really enjoyable. Jon did manage to not get too cosmic. Learned more about him than I'd ever known (working on a farm, working at a bar above the Marquee Club). I think my only complaint about the questions was when he asked about writing OOALH.

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    I think my only complaint about the questions was when he asked about writing OOALH.
    That's to be expected. I suspect Tales was never brought up.

    For anyone who missed it, it will be on several more times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bill g View Post
    I missed the interview and have love for Jon. This is how I envision he'd answer the above question.

    Jon: You are speaking linearly. On a linear plane, mountains come out of the earth, not the sky. On a non-linear plane, which is a dimension just as relevant, mountains do the opposite and do not have to simply stand. They most definitely may be moved, and may even frolick like a deer that plays into time. Time is what it's about and what everything is actually about. It will all be clear in time. Time is time. There is a dimension where time is no longer relevant. Your heart will reveal what your linear mind cannot.
    He did explain the "mountains come out of the sky and they stand there" lyric at one point in the interview.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronmac View Post
    That's to be expected. I suspect Tales was never brought up.

    For anyone who missed it, it will be on several more times.
    I don't remember him specifically talking about "Tales", but he did talk about the track "Awaken" being one of his proudest achievements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveSly View Post
    I don't remember him specifically talking about "Tales", but he did talk about the track "Awaken" being one of his proudest achievements.
    I meant brought up by Rather
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveSly View Post
    He did explain the "mountains come out of the sky and they stand there" lyric at one point in the interview.
    I would be curious. So far I've only seen the teaser trailer.

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    Enjoyable interview. One thing I took away was it seemed that Jon asked Steve Howe recently to play on the 1000 hands album which I find strange because I didn't think they were even on speaking terms anymore.

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    I always thought he should have asked Nixon, "No sir, are you running from something?"
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    Imagine that, politics inserted once again in a Jon Anderson/Dan Rather interview thread. From what I have seen of it the interview has been informative and insightful. The only thing that I don't like about Rather interviews is his over-dramatic posing when asking the questions. It is as if he is trying to steal the substance of the exchange before the response is given; he wants to be part of the answer. He can't shake the role he played when on the nightly news ~ when he was the news.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SunRunner2 View Post
    Imagine that, politics inserted once again in a Jon Anderson/Dan Rather interview thread. From what I have seen of it the interview has been informative and insightful. The only thing that I don't like about Rather interviews is his over-dramatic posing when asking the questions. It is as if he is trying to steal the substance of the exchange before the response is given; he wants to be part of the answer. He can't shake the role he played when on the nightly news ~ when he was the news.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SunRunner2 View Post
    Imagine that, politics inserted once again in a Jon Anderson/Dan Rather interview thread. From what I have seen of it the interview has been informative and insightful. The only thing that I don't like about Rather interviews is his over-dramatic posing when asking the questions. It is as if he is trying to steal the substance of the exchange before the response is given; he wants to be part of the answer. He can't shake the role he played when on the nightly news ~ when he was the news.
    I take it as just trying to connect with the artist in a personal way. I thought his interview with Geddy was very well done.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fracktured View Post
    I take it as just trying to connect with the artist in a personal way. I thought his interview with Geddy was very well done.
    So did I. Thoroughly enjoyed the different style Rather brought, and I heard Ged talk about things I had never heard before as a result.
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