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Old 04-06-2014, 08:36 PM   #20681
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my best score is 73 on a par 7, im a 10 handicap haven't shot in the 70s for a while though.
I really like Billy Joel very good recordings . getting ready to spin some styx crystal ball


Haven't played Styx in ages......hmmm! They're like ELO and The Doobie Brothers and a few other bands. Wonderful music, but I never seem to get around playing them much anymore. I really should.
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Haven't played Styx in ages......hmmm! They're like ELO and The Doobie Brothers and a few other bands. Wonderful music, but I never seem to get around playing them much anymore. I really should.
well what are you waiting for ? fire up the nitty gritty cleaner get one cleaned up and get to spinning ! LOL im sure your enjoying something great anyway . still listening to APP ?
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Old 04-06-2014, 08:54 PM   #20683
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Just saw this, & "yes" it's old news Now, but I just found out they're playing in town here in July as part of the annual Newport Music Series downtown (under a pretty big tent they build each year for the shows; not sure of the seating capacity. We're the 5th stop, on July 13th, tickets $39.50-69.50 -- [actually, they come to $49.15 & $83.15 after fees]). See that news below this first story.

** YES announce Triple Album Tour in Canada for March 2014. **



** YesWorld.com **

YES - Live March 23rd 2014 / Calgary Jubilee Auditorium.

Yes - Live March 23rd 2014 / Calgary Jubilee Auditorium - YouTube

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** Prog-rock legends YES have just announced a 35-date U.S. Summer Tour. **





Was a huge YES fan in the day and have seen them regularly till the 1980 tour for "Drama". That was the day YES died for me. Not saying the following on and offs have been bad, but to me they feel more like an old cover band now. Without Anderson, only half of the founders are left, and Anderson was so much more than a voice. The new kid rocks, no doubt, but I see great tribute bands do as good now.

My point is don't set your expectations too high if you have ever seen the original lineup. Last year's tour was many true fan's last. They just got old.

P.S. I didn't go last year it goes without saying but my die-hard buddy had to. He came back extremely disappointed.
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Old 04-06-2014, 08:57 PM   #20684
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well what are you waiting for ? fire up the nitty gritty cleaner get one cleaned up and get to spinning ! LOL im sure your enjoying something great anyway . still listening to APP ?
Played some Muddy Waters-Folk Singer and now I'm on to some John Lee Hooker-The Healer.
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Got some Stevie Wonder-Talking book on now and that I'll be it for the the R&B, Blues, etc...... just not sure what to cue up next however....
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Was a huge YES fan in the day and have seen them regularly till the 1980 tour for "Drama". That was the day YES died for me. Not saying the following on and offs have been bad, but to me they feel more like an old cover band now. Without Anderson, only half of the founders are left, and Anderson was so much more than a voice. The new kid rocks, no doubt, but I see great tribute bands do as good now.

My point is don't set your expectations too high if you have ever seen the original lineup. Last year's tour was many true fan's last. They just got old.

P.S. I didn't go last year it goes without saying but my die-hard buddy had to. He came back extremely disappointed.
I was a fan, but never a huge one. Same with ELP. I'm not a huge fan of keyboard-centric music, although I think it's a fabulous instrument.
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I was a fan, but never a huge one. Same with ELP. I'm not a huge fan of keyboard-centric music, although I think it's a fabulous instrument.
Have to say John though is that YES is better served live. Seems you need the size to fully appreciate all the layers in their music. But they were never pure visual treats like old time Genesis, Rush or the gold standard Floyd, but their true live sound is incredibly difficult to reproduce at home. I'm waiting on the newly S. Wilson remaster of the Yes Album, I believe having it in 5.1 will free up the layers more, I've never heard Yes in home sounding like their live sound. Now it's the same for everyone, but YES in particular. The most notable instrument to suffer is Chris Squire's bass, mostly his legendary Rickenbacker sound, live it was a beast
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Have to say John though is that YES is better served live. Seems you need the size to fully appreciate all the layers in their music. But they were never pure visual treats like old time Genesis, Rush or the gold standard Floyd, but their true live sound is incredibly difficult to reproduce at home. I'm waiting on the newly S. Wilson remaster of the Yes Album, I believe having it in 5.1 will free up the layers more, I've never heard Yes in home sounding like their live sound. Now it's the same for everyone, but YES in particular. The most notable instrument to suffer is Chris Squire's bass, mostly his legendary Rickenbacker sound, live it was a beast
As a musician you have a better appreciation or understanding of that. I'm a consumer/listener and don't quite grasp some of the subtleties (layers) you mention as I have no reference.
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Have to say John though is that YES is better served live. Seems you need the size to fully appreciate all the layers in their music. But they were never pure visual treats like old time Genesis, Rush or the gold standard Floyd, but their true live sound is incredibly difficult to reproduce at home. I'm waiting on the newly S. Wilson remaster of the Yes Album, I believe having it in 5.1 will free up the layers more, I've never heard Yes in home sounding like their live sound. Now it's the same for everyone, but YES in particular. The most notable instrument to suffer is Chris Squire's bass, mostly his legendary Rickenbacker sound, live it was a beast
I've seen yes live twice they were incredibly shows
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So what did you decide to spin next?
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Old 04-06-2014, 10:46 PM   #20691
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So what did you decide to spin next?
I said I was gonna move on , but then I cued up some Howard Roberts. It's very laid back jazz and great music to listen to without feeling the need to give it a critical listen (although one can). I posted a link earlier on Russ' thread, but here it is again.

Really cool jazz to just put on and go about your business......

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As a musician you have a better appreciation or understanding of that. I'm a consumer/listener and don't quite grasp some of the subtleties (layers) you mention as I have no reference.
It's hard to describe as you evidently understand what I'm saying pertaining to live and our desire to recreate that.

But in the case of Yes, I guess the best way I could describe it is imagine having to record an orchestra, a symphony. While obviously classical is way more busy and involved, it's all in the layers and details. Now imagine having to record that but at 100dBs with every instrument tempting the limiters. You now lose the seaming endless dynamic range and low noise floor of classical when the band is in overdrive using instruments that are overdriven by choice, which is why recording hard rock only gets more complicated when bands are large. We're used to the trad 4-5 piece band, but when you add keys, as you earlier mentioned, you now mix 2 totally different types of sounds, on the one side, pure raw R&R and the other, all the layers the keys add.

One such band to sound incredibly awesome on a live album, and my favorite live album of all times, Purple's "Made in Japan" (a remastered BD is coming in a bit, pre-ordered the day it became available hehe).

Now we all know Jon Lord was in a league of his own. What many don't know is his classical background though, which is why Purple was in fact a live gig 1st, albums 2nd. No 2 shows were the same, and with the volatility between Gillan & Blackmore, like a box of chocolate, you never knew what you're going to get lol

All that said, that is one album that preserves all the energy and rawness of the band yet never sounds compressed by overdrive.

Then again, maybe it's just me lol

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As this site's official long time Totem expert, did you ever hear of the Totem Drum (tactile subwoofer)? There's really nothing on this anywhere and I believe it's a fairly old product. I like the concept but wonder how good it truly was.

I see some available still (NIB)
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Was a huge YES fan in the day and have seen them regularly till the 1980 tour for "Drama". That was the day YES died for me. Not saying the following on and offs have been bad, but to me they feel more like an old cover band now. Without Anderson, only half of the founders are left, and Anderson was so much more than a voice. The new kid rocks, no doubt, but I see great tribute bands do as good now.

My point is don't set your expectations too high if you have ever seen the original lineup. Last year's tour was many true fan's last. They just got old.

P.S. I didn't go last year it goes without saying but my die-hard buddy had to. He came back extremely disappointed.
Lol - so wait - you haven't seen them "LIVE" in almost 35 Years????!!!!



Yes, I too Truly LOVE Jon Anderson & while this guy Does sound Very Much like him, which is good for those hearing the songs in Concert, I'll try to go with tempered expectations. I'd also rather they had Rick Wakeman on keyboards, though I'm sure Geoff Downes is a decent enough player


** I've seen them quite a few times; the first being the BIG GENERATOR tour, then many times since, but no shows since Jon was kicked out. **
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Lol - so wait - you haven't seen them "LIVE" in almost 35 Years????!!!!



Yes, I too Truly LOVE Jon Anderson & while this guy Does sound Very Much like him, which is good for those hearing the songs in Concert, I'll try to go with tempered expectations. I'd also rather they had Rick Wakeman on keyboards, though I'm sure Geoff Downes is a decent enough player


** I've seen them quite a few times; the first being the BIG GENERATOR tour, then many times since, but no shows since Jon was kicked out. **
I saw Yes during their Going For The One tour in 77 or 78. They were very good.
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As this site's official long time Totem expert, did you ever hear of the Totem Drum (tactile subwoofer)? There's really nothing on this anywhere and I believe it's a fairly old product. I like the concept but wonder how good it truly was.

I see some available still (NIB)
Can't say I've ever heard of the Totem Drum.

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It was mahvelous! Delicious and cooked perfectly RARE.

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Lol - so wait - you haven't seen them "LIVE" in almost 35 Years????!!!!



Yes, I too Truly LOVE Jon Anderson & while this guy Does sound Very Much like him, which is good for those hearing the songs in Concert, I'll try to go with tempered expectations. I'd also rather they had Rick Wakeman on keyboards, though I'm sure Geoff Downes is a decent enough player


** I've seen them quite a few times; the first being the BIG GENERATOR tour, then many times since, but no shows since Jon was kicked out. **
I know. To be honest, as a very mental fan of the traditional British Prog invasion (which had to share with all the awesome hard rock), those years for me were in many cases the defining years of these bands and where you will find their masterpieces, and as all the grand prog bands, that usually meant 3-4 consecutive absolutely epic albums.

Seems that having lived and shared that time makes it hard to accept what I consider lesser albums, at least not the ones they will be remembered for.

So everything else, with all the multiple band members coming and going, just felt like a cover band, a very good cover band, but no more, at least it's the way I see it. Nobody needs to agree or not, it's just how I am towards music. I went 6 years without any Rush concerts and they are the ones I've seen the most, I lose count, Montreal, Quebec. But those years were not worth my time since there was much better other stuff to listen to.

But that's me lol

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I saw Yes during their Going For The One tour in 77 or 78. They were very good.


Then you must agree that while possibly still a decent concert, those shows were not concerts, they were happenings, very special events as the mood of the crowds, as those who shared know, was an experience in itself, at least at the good ol' Montreal Forum it was.
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Can't say I've ever heard of the Totem Drum.
I really can't find any info on those but I guess they must be at least 6-8 years ago. Seems like a neat thing, let me find a pic for you.
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