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  1. This time last year we spent 4th July with my cousins in Missouri. This year we are grounded and as it is not a holiday here in N. Ireland it will be a normal Saturday for me ..... Beers and Horse Racing.
  2. Never really floated my boat .... with the exception of 25 or 6 to 4.
  3. Another mediocre day here ... high 50's at best .... but at least no rain. Went out today and bought a fold-up 'directors' chair with a little beer table at the side in the anticipation of some better weather .......... so come on sun!!! :sundog: :sundog: :sundog: :burger: :hail:
  4. Hey! ... is sounds just like a home from home lol!
  5. Oh JB! I've missed you! I'm glad I finally wrote a fuckking thread to get your interest. LOL!! She has a nice "ASS"TRA!" I was maybe 10 when that video came out and I was already perving over her! I was 24 ... already a dirty old man
  6. Wait! You are my prog brother! You just rhymed "smog of prog snobbery." OMG!!! I LOVE YOU! Don't worry, I think you know I'm normal. You see through my buffoonery on here. Many understand me. Some hate my guts for being me. It's life. I'm glad that not everyone likes me. It's refreshing and real. It's is funny, I like "Phoenix" too. But I confess in public, I love "Gravitas." Nothing wrong with Gravitas .... i think there are worse albums.
  7. When it comes to Asia, the hazy smog of 'prog snobbery' get into too many people's eyes ...... just because the band consists of prog superstars, it doesn't mean that they have to produce another 'Close To The Edge' ffs! I wouldn't go as far as saying that it is a masterpiece, it is what it is, a damn fine piece of intelligent classic rock. Considering it is as good as, if not better than a lot of other rock albums out there, I can't see what the problem is (other than the ... 'I'm a prog fan, I'm better than this' attitude). As far as their other stuff goes, it can be a bit hit or miss .... personally i like Alpha, Phoenix and Omega, but there are other good bits scattered about their catalogue.
  8. Two things I miss from when I lived in England: Fish and chips from a street vendor, and strawberries and cream. I don't miss the stinging nettles, though. I must say the fish n chips were nice! Mum lives in a seaside town .... the chip shop was on the sea-front ..... nothing quite like fish n chips at the seaside!!
  9. We visited Mum again today. We stopped on the way there and got Fish n Chips to bring in with us. She was well pleased!!
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    Perhaps it's the sparkling wit and repartee!
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    You are preaching to the converted Earl!! Whilst in my younger days i focused on heavy rock (and still love it), I have always loved Prog in all its forms.I remember when Script for a Jester's Tear came out in '83 all the trendy music mags like NME slagged it because it wasn't punk/new wave ..... that's what made me buy it! I loved all the Fish era Marillion stuff ..... I struggle a wee bit with Marillion without Fish - I like some things and find other things a bit dull. Rothery did a lovely solo album a couple of years back though. Apart from the obvious 'old' Prog bands like Genesis, Tull, Yes, Floyd, Gentle Giant, Camel, there are also some not so obvious old ones like Focus, PFM, Fruupp, Caravan, Nektar, Eloy, Argent etc etc. Of the so called wave of 'neo-prog' bands .... some of the bands i listen to are (in no particular order!) Marillion Arena IQ Pendragon Sylvan Galahad Riverside Magenta Wobbler Magic Pie Gin Lady (formerly Black Bonzo) ..... to name but a few! "Script for a Jester's Tear"? Is that real? Because it sounds like a better, more pitch perfect parody of the archetypal prog song than anything that the legendary writers of Spinal Tap did for metal. A 47-minute epic crafted around atonal variations on Smokey Robinson's Tears of a Clown? :LMAO:
  12. http://www.therushfo...-photos-to-trf/ Thanks JohnnyBlaze! .... ah .. that makes sense .... I shall probably abandon the idea as i think i have burnt my bridges with Photobucket as they no longer give any limited free service.
  13. Oh i give up!!! .... tried to paste a pic i took earlier ... failing miserably!!
  14. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPTk5poAa1c Ah!... the joys of platform shoes!
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    You are preaching to the converted Earl!! Whilst in my younger days i focused on heavy rock (and still love it), I have always loved Prog in all its forms.I remember when Script for a Jester's Tear came out in '83 all the trendy music mags like NME slagged it because it wasn't punk/new wave ..... that's what made me buy it! I loved all the Fish era Marillion stuff ..... I struggle a wee bit with Marillion without Fish - I like some things and find other things a bit dull. Rothery did a lovely solo album a couple of years back though. Apart from the obvious 'old' Prog bands like Genesis, Tull, Yes, Floyd, Gentle Giant, Camel, there are also some not so obvious old ones like Focus, PFM, Fruupp, Caravan, Nektar, Eloy, Argent etc etc. Of the so called wave of 'neo-prog' bands .... some of the bands i listen to are (in no particular order!) Marillion Arena IQ Pendragon Sylvan Galahad Riverside Magenta Wobbler Magic Pie Gin Lady (formerly Black Bonzo) ..... to name but a few! "Script for a Jester's Tear"? Is that real? Because it sounds like a better, more pitch perfect parody of the archetypal prog song than anything that the legendary writers of Spinal Tap did for metal. Script for a Jester's Tear kick started the whole neo-prog scene inspiring musicians who actually wanted to play their instruments .... a real two fingers up to all the trendy music press of the time who thought that punk had killed the so called 'dinasaurs of rock'. That didn't happen .... probably because people eventually realised that learning 3 chords, playing a simplistic 2 min song loudly and fast, does not a great record make. So.... is Script for a Jester's Tear real??? .... bloody right it is!!
  16. Permanent Waves - Rush A Farewell To Kings - Rush IV - Led Zeppelin What's Going On - Marvin Gaye Rumours - Fleetwood Mac Pet Sounds - Beach Boys Abbey Road - Beatles Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd Back In Black - AC/DC Black Album - Metallica Brothers in Arms - Dire Straits IV - Toto
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    You are preaching to the converted Earl!! Whilst in my younger days i focused on heavy rock (and still love it), I have always loved Prog in all its forms.I remember when Script for a Jester's Tear came out in '83 all the trendy music mags like NME slagged it because it wasn't punk/new wave ..... that's what made me buy it! I loved all the Fish era Marillion stuff ..... I struggle a wee bit with Marillion without Fish - I like some things and find other things a bit dull. Rothery did a lovely solo album a couple of years back though. Apart from the obvious 'old' Prog bands like Genesis, Tull, Yes, Floyd, Gentle Giant, Camel, there are also some not so obvious old ones like Focus, PFM, Fruupp, Caravan, Nektar, Eloy, Argent etc etc. Of the so called wave of 'neo-prog' bands .... some of the bands i listen to are (in no particular order!) Marillion Arena IQ Pendragon Sylvan Galahad Riverside Magenta Wobbler Magic Pie Gin Lady (formerly Black Bonzo) ..... to name but a few!
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    Hehehe I do Earl!!! They are a very popular band in the prog scene here ... a tragedy when Piotr GrudziƄski died suddenly. Wasteland was a bittersweet album without himbut i played it soooo many times. It will be interesting to hear the new album when it comes out with the new guitarist.
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    You amaze me Earl! ... never thought IQ would have been listened to on your side of the pond!AS you rightly say, they are way better now!! I have all their stuff but the last 3 albums are particularly good!
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    It's nice to see someone else appreciate Colosseum II ... they never really got the credit they deserved for some incredible work - Moore's guitar work is off the scale! I bought the albums at the time (mid 70s) purely because i followed Gary Moore's work as he was a local boy made good.
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