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Supertramp - Even in the Quietest Moments

Rick


One more thing we have in common! Cool


Bob, too right. Listening now to their first album (Supertramp, 1970) with their second (Indelibly Stamped, 1971) to follow. All are the remastered versions.

Rick


One of my all-time favourite bands. Saw them in 1978 in the football stadium at Western.
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Originally posted by Vino Bevo:
Woke up this morning in a Rush mood - now have Moving Pictures and 2112 on shuffle, wishing I could turn the volume up just a bit more in my office.


I feel ya. On the way home from a night of cards last week, I had 2112 blasting in the car. Mrs. TLV was at first surprised, but she was jamming along by the time we got home. Through it on the Sonos as soon as we walked in the door and finished the album. I couldn't tell you the last time I listened to that album.
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Originally posted by Vino Bevo:
Woke up this morning in a Rush mood - now have Moving Pictures and 2112 on shuffle, wishing I could turn the volume up just a bit more in my office.


I feel ya. On the way home from a night of cards last week, I had 2112 blasting in the car. Mrs. TLV was at first surprised, but she was jamming along by the time we got home. Through it on the Sonos as soon as we walked in the door and finished the album. I couldn't tell you the last time I listened to that album.


I may be the only Canadian boomer rocker who does not enjoy listening to Rush, at least not for longer than about 30 seconds.
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Originally posted by Vino Bevo:
Woke up this morning in a Rush mood - now have Moving Pictures and 2112 on shuffle, wishing I could turn the volume up just a bit more in my office.


I feel ya. On the way home from a night of cards last week, I had 2112 blasting in the car. Mrs. TLV was at first surprised, but she was jamming along by the time we got home. Through it on the Sonos as soon as we walked in the door and finished the album. I couldn't tell you the last time I listened to that album.


I may be the only Canadian boomer rocker who does not enjoy listening to Rush, at least not for longer than about 30 seconds.

Add me to the US boomer list. Like Journey, Kansas, Van Halen etc., second level bands at best.
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Originally posted by Vino Bevo:
Woke up this morning in a Rush mood - now have Moving Pictures and 2112 on shuffle, wishing I could turn the volume up just a bit more in my office.




I feel ya. On the way home from a night of cards last week, I had 2112 blasting in the car. Mrs. TLV was at first surprised, but she was jamming along by the time we got home. Through it on the Sonos as soon as we walked in the door and finished the album. I couldn't tell you the last time I listened to that album.


I may be the only Canadian boomer rocker who does not enjoy listening to Rush, at least not for longer than about 30 seconds.

Add me to the US boomer list. Like Journey, Kansas, Van Halen etc., second level bands at best.


I like Journey and some tunes of the other two, though with Kansas it's probably more an echo of my youth than anything else.

Just realized I forgot to add the "incoming/popcorn-eating" emoticon to my previous post....
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Originally posted by bman:
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Originally posted by Bytown Rick:
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Originally posted by bman:
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Originally posted by Bytown Rick:
Supertramp - Even in the Quietest Moments

Rick


One more thing we have in common! Cool




Bob, too right. Listening now to their first album (Supertramp, 1970) with their second (Indelibly Stamped, 1971) to follow. All are the remastered versions.

Rick


One of my all-time favourite bands. Saw them in 1978 in the football stadium at Western.


I saw the full bands last show in about 1982 in Irvine, CA. I saw Roger Hodgson about two years ago and it was excellent!
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Paul Thorn - Mission Temple Fireworks Stand

Love it! You ever seen him live? Great entertainer if you get the chance.


I haven't seen him live yet. Every time he's in the area, I have something else going on.

This is one of my favorite albums. When I heard it come on today, for some reason I thought of you and wondered if you'd ever heard any of his songs. Too funny.
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Originally posted by thelostverse:
Paul Thorn - Mission Temple Fireworks Stand

Love it! You ever seen him live? Great entertainer if you get the chance.


I haven't seen him live yet. Every time he's in the area, I have something else going on.

This is one of my favorite albums. When I heard it come on today, for some reason I thought of you and wondered if you'd ever heard any of his songs. Too funny.

Ha! You know me too well my friend. Caught him for the first time a few years ago opening up for Bonnie Raitt and, while I love me some Bonnie, I actually enjoyed his set even more than hers. Much like Lyle Lovett and others, he entertains not just with the music but with the stories between songs and overall interaction with the crowd.
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Originally posted by thelostverse:
Paul Thorn - Mission Temple Fireworks Stand

Love it! You ever seen him live? Great entertainer if you get the chance.


I haven't seen him live yet. Every time he's in the area, I have something else going on.

This is one of my favorite albums. When I heard it come on today, for some reason I thought of you and wondered if you'd ever heard any of his songs. Too funny.

Ha! You know me too well my friend. Caught him for the first time a few years ago opening up for Bonnie Raitt and, while I love me some Bonnie, I actually enjoyed his set even more than hers. Much like Lyle Lovett and others, he entertains not just with the music but with the stories between songs and overall interaction with the crowd.


We do seem to gravitate towards the same music. Now I just need to get down to Austin and visit that famous sound-stage.
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Originally posted by Vino Bevo:
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Originally posted by thelostverse:
Paul Thorn - Mission Temple Fireworks Stand

Love it! You ever seen him live? Great entertainer if you get the chance.


I haven't seen him live yet. Every time he's in the area, I have something else going on.

This is one of my favorite albums. When I heard it come on today, for some reason I thought of you and wondered if you'd ever heard any of his songs. Too funny.

Ha! You know me too well my friend. Caught him for the first time a few years ago opening up for Bonnie Raitt and, while I love me some Bonnie, I actually enjoyed his set even more than hers. Much like Lyle Lovett and others, he entertains not just with the music but with the stories between songs and overall interaction with the crowd.


We do seem to gravitate towards the same music. Now I just need to get down to Austin and visit that famous sound-stage.

Yes you do!
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Elton John - 11/17/70

one of my favourite live albums from a studio


I literally wore my vinyl out on my first purchase of this album. Wore it out. Cool

PH


A terrific show and Amoreena, which I believe was added to a later release, has got to be my all time favourite Elton John song.
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Elton John - 11/17/70

one of my favourite live albums from a studio


I literally wore my vinyl out on my first purchase of this album. Wore it out. Cool

PH


A terrific show and Amoreena, which I believe was added to a later release, has got to be my all time favourite Elton John song.


+1 on all of this.

"Lately... I've been thinkin'... How much I miss my lady...."

I learned to play all the songs from this album on the piano and continue to play them to this day. I used to play Sixty Years On on stage (in my previous life as a musician), and Burn Down the Mission is still a favourite of mine to play. That and Take Me to the Pilot.

(As an aside, if you've even seen Ben Folds play live, it's obvious the debt he owes to Elton from this period.)

There are bootleg versions of this concert with the entire setlist, all 13 songs. Well worth seeking out.
A lazy day today, so working my way through the Moody Blues' Time Traveller. Nights in White Satin is an all time favourite.

"Breathe deep
The gathering gloom
Watch lights fade
From every room
Bedsitter people
Look back and lament
Another day's useless
Energy spent

Impassioned lovers
Wrestle as one
Lonely man cries for love
And has none
New mother picks up
And suckles her son
Senior citizens
Wish they were young

Cold hearted orb
That rules the night
Removes the colours
From our sight
Red is gray and
Yellow white
But we decide
Which is right
And
Which is an Illusion"

Rick
Taylor Swift's new album . . . daughters and wife love it which essentially means I will have to grow to love it.

That said, this young woman is fantastically talented. From her good looks, I originally chalked her up to another pretty face with little talent. But having heard many of her songs at least 10x over the last week, I must admit that she has some serious music chops and obviously is a marketing genius at the ripe age of 25 (or did she turn 26 already?)
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Taylor Swift's new album . . . daughters and wife love it which essentially means I will have to grow to love it.

That said, this young woman is fantastically talented. From her good looks, I originally chalked her up to another pretty face with little talent. But having heard many of her songs at least 10x over the last week, I must admit that she has some serious music chops and obviously is a marketing genius at the ripe age of 25 (or did she turn 26 already?)

I hate to admit it, but I tend to agree more as time passes. I still change the station when she comes on, but I'm starting to notice I hesitate a little with her more recent releases.
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Originally posted by Parcival:
Taylor Swift's new album . . . daughters and wife love it which essentially means I will have to grow to love it.

That said, this young woman is fantastically talented. From her good looks, I originally chalked her up to another pretty face with little talent. But having heard many of her songs at least 10x over the last week, I must admit that she has some serious music chops and obviously is a marketing genius at the ripe age of 25 (or did she turn 26 already?)

I hate to admit it, but I tend to agree more as time passes. I still change the station when she comes on, but I'm starting to notice I hesitate a little with her more recent releases.

The problem is always, "compared to what?"

She's very talented so long as you've never heard Joni Mitchell or Janis Joplin. Or Grace Slick's best stuff. Or even Stevie Nicks' best stuff. Or Ani DiFranco's best songs. Or Fiona Apple's.

If we're comparing Taylor to Alanis Morissette or Britney Spears or Miley Cyrus then, yeah, Taylor is really talented. But why is that the bar?
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The Stars - In our bedroom after the war


One of the best live shows I've ever seen. Two days before Christmas at Lee's Palace and they ended the night with Torquil Campbell and Amy Millan, the two lead signers doing Fairytale of New York pretty much a cappella. Millan didn't even use a mic and she was absolutely amazing. One of those magical concert moments when everyone falls into a hush because they knew they just witnessed something that will stick with them for a long time.

Listening to a mix of José González and Junip
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Unless I am wrong, they are just Stars not The Stars.


You are correct, but those of us who are not lawyers are able to let that kind of mistake go, especially on a forum of winos. Razz Big Grin

The Pogues - Red Roses for Me


Just educating not trying to start anything . . . I leave that to the other lawyers
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Allman Brothers Dreams (Disc 1 and 3)

I've been on an Allman Brothers kick for a few months now. I played them to death in high school - especially the Fillmore album. Now I'm listening to the 6-disc box set of those concerts.

But what happened to Disc 2 in your rotation? That's my fave from the Dreams compilation.
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Allman Brothers Dreams (Disc 1 and 3)

I've been on an Allman Brothers kick for a few months now. I played them to death in high school - especially the Fillmore album. Now I'm listening to the 6-disc box set of those concerts.

But what happened to Disc 2 in your rotation? That's my fave from the Dreams compilation.


Exact same scenario here Sunnylea, albeit high school was much more recent. Razz
Omitting #2 was not intentional and I agree it is one of my favourites
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Originally posted by mangiare:
Allman Brothers Dreams (Disc 1 and 3)

I've been on an Allman Brothers kick for a few months now. I played them to death in high school - especially the Fillmore album. Now I'm listening to the 6-disc box set of those concerts.

But what happened to Disc 2 in your rotation? That's my fave from the Dreams compilation.


Exact same scenario here Sunnylea, albeit high school was much more recent. Razz
Omitting #2 was not intentional and I agree it is one of my favourites

Back when I was in school you listened to music on Edison cylinders and you had to crank the handle on the machine to make them spin. No 'lectricity in those days. And the only Allman back then was Cletus Allman who ran the general store up yonder over the hill. I had to astral project half a century into the future to the 1970s to listen to Gregg and Duane play.
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Originally posted by mangiare:
Allman Brothers Dreams (Disc 1 and 3)

I've been on an Allman Brothers kick for a few months now. I played them to death in high school - especially the Fillmore album. Now I'm listening to the 6-disc box set of those concerts.

But what happened to Disc 2 in your rotation? That's my fave from the Dreams compilation.


Exact same scenario here Sunnylea, albeit high school was much more recent. Razz
Omitting #2 was not intentional and I agree it is one of my favourites

Back when I was in school you listened to music on Edison cylinders and you had to crank the handle on the machine to make them spin. No 'lectricity in those days. And the only Allman back then was Cletus Allman who ran the general store up yonder over the hill. I had to astral project half a century into the future to the 1970s to listen to Gregg and Duane play.


sunny - didn't you teach Gregg to develop medium format photos from his wedding?
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Originally posted by sunnylea57:
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Originally posted by mangiare:
Allman Brothers Dreams (Disc 1 and 3)

I've been on an Allman Brothers kick for a few months now. I played them to death in high school - especially the Fillmore album. Now I'm listening to the 6-disc box set of those concerts.

But what happened to Disc 2 in your rotation? That's my fave from the Dreams compilation.


Exact same scenario here Sunnylea, albeit high school was much more recent. Razz
Omitting #2 was not intentional and I agree it is one of my favourites

Back when I was in school you listened to music on Edison cylinders and you had to crank the handle on the machine to make them spin. No 'lectricity in those days. And the only Allman back then was Cletus Allman who ran the general store up yonder over the hill. I had to astral project half a century into the future to the 1970s to listen to Gregg and Duane play.


sunny - didn't you teach Gregg to develop medium format photos from his wedding?

Nah. But that was me playing the Hammond parts on In Memory of Elizabeth Reed at the Fillmore concerts. Or was that an acid flashback of mine?
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The Gourds - Haymaker!


Love The Gourds. One of my all time favs.

I'm going to have to check these guys out....I listened to a couple of songs on youtube and dug it.

If you ever get a chance to see the Gourds live (or Kevin doing his solo thing, now that the band is "on hiatus"), do it.
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The Gourds - Haymaker!


Love The Gourds. One of my all time favs.

I'm going to have to check these guys out....I listened to a couple of songs on youtube and dug it.

If you ever get a chance to see the Gourds live (or Kevin doing his solo thing, now that the band is "on hiatus"), do it.


Haven't heard Kevin's solo stuff but I really liked the Slosinger-Redbury effort. I'll have to track that back down.