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Ross S.
They're bach!
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Ross S.
John Wetton is recovering from a bout with sepsis after his cancer recovery. It has been serious. Here is a photo of him at his wedding, just a couple of weeks ago. https://www.facebook.com/GaneG2016/photos/basw.Abot8DcxeVcgKd5bPUAjw2Et_X8fQUjYKGM5t8FQDN4Sq_fRrvsJmIxPu9vdkL1i1pz0Dn13vJxOxD3ASk8DlzzILZlUFd8vVAEGKnUQY20WFgJZL3ltxshZbRQ8s1zns2-FBa-nWCvC2UshhDOAHBVZ.349138525458789.5069992494248
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3 days ago
Ross S.
Donnie Vie (for an incentive-laden contract).
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4 days ago
Ross S.
Was certainly the least favorite track from VH II.
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5 days ago
Ross S.
The mix is fine. The mastering is not. Those are two different steps.
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5 days ago
Ross S.
Remember that those last two Luke solo albums were on Mascot rather than Frontiers.
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5 days ago
Ross S.
The Toto XIV thing frustrates me deeply. One of my favorite bands, and they put together an amazing set of songs. One of their best albums. The prior CJ Vanston productions of Steve Lukather solo albums sounded warm and dynamic. And then . . . Toto XIV. It really isn't forgivable what Frontiers did to that in post-production. I can still listen to it on the strength of the songs, but what a
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5 days ago
Ross S.
A lost Chris Squire album (even demos) would be much-appreciated.
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7 days ago
Ross S.
That absolutely could have happened to a nicer guy. In fact, had it been just about any other guy, that would make the statement true.
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7 days ago
Ross S.
All four album sides are over 20 minutes long. There is no way to have made this a 1 cd without removing a song . . . from a concept album.
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11 days ago
Ross S.
That's good. For Bobby, I'd much rather hear material like You Are the Flower or Mama than I would White Sister or Girl Goodbye. His voice works so much better on the R&B type of songs.
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11 days ago
Ross S.
Here's a small gig from earlier this year: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsGGuNYYWSc
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16 days ago
Ross S.
Bob Ludwig hasn't been the best in the business for many years. And I've heard some truly awful masters by him during the worst of the "loudness" era. At least he's not Vlad Meller, though.
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20 days ago
Ross S.
Yes. This one is up there with Music For the Divine and Building the Machine as one of his best solo albums.
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22 days ago
Ross S.
Lots of potential issues. Could be a family thing or needing to stay home. Could be not getting the financial deal he wants. Could be that he's waiting for some key personnel (Franklin? Appice?) to have open spots in their schedule? But it could also be a drinking thing, which I hope it isn't.
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23 days ago
Ross S.
Would assume he's no longer as "nutz" as he appeared to be in those videos. Those were like some kind of psychotic break . . . were almost scary. Really good to see photos of him looking happy and healthy.
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26 days ago
Ross S.
Not me. Since almost all the songs were excellent (really love 7 of 8, and I may warm to the 8th). I'd rather have a lean but quality album than a 70 minute thing that's not of the same quality.
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27 days ago
Ross S.
The idea is to spread influence so that really high population centers don't dominate the other states.
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29 days ago
Ross S.
Silent Laughter Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > > I'd have voted for Bernie as I've done lots of > reflection/introspection the last few years and > realized I'm basically a Socialist (and yes, I > live in the good ol' US). Probably the most > liberal and progressive person here. So much so I > feel I was born in the wrong era, li
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29 days ago
Ross S.
juliocruz Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I live in the Netherlands and for me it's just > unbelievable that so many Americans are willing to > vote for a despicable person as Donald Trump. Kind of like the people who vote for Geert Wilders?
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29 days ago
Ross S.
The Trump vote is an "anti" and outsider move by people who do have some legitimate grievances and yet do not understand that Trump's ideas (never mind his personal failings) would dig them deeper in the hole. Economists from both sides of the political divide have indicated this. Trump would have been buried by any Democrat (with possible exception of Sanders, who has some truly awfu
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29 days ago
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Scott Watson Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Well i'll say this much, if Hillary is a criminal, > she's a fucking criminal master mind. > Investigated like no other politician in history > and yet nothing. People keep screaming about 4 > dead in Benghazi, but totally ignore the hundreds > killed the same way under GW and Reagan. She was
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30 days ago
Ross S.
There was no jazz whatsoever on Sting's last few albums. He made a musical show soundtrack, two classically-influenced lute albums, and orchestral re-makes of his and The Police material. He hasn't played anything that sounded even remotely like jazz since the mid-1980's, when he had the Kenny Kirkland/Omar Hakim band.
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5 weeks ago
Ross S.
Bill Church's bass playing on the version of "Red" on that live album is spectacular.
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5 weeks ago
Ross S.
Yes, it is. I have them, but this is a really strong compilation of his work.
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5 weeks ago
Ross S.
via one of those "URL" thingies . . . right?
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6 weeks ago
Ross S.
If any consolation, it was a great thrill to see and hear you singing while opening for Winery Dogs in Sao Paulo (was there on business) this year. Been listening since 1985. Thanks for putting so much into it.
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6 weeks ago
Ross S.
Also agree that Joe was a bit too critical of the 2nd project, even if he's probably on target about the production. I think the melodic part of the songs are better. When I distilled some cuts for my iPod a few years ago, it had roughly 2-1 ratio of 2nd album to 1st. From what I've heard of the third so far, this is THE ONE. It seems to all come together here.
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6 weeks ago
Ross S.
I like Yes with Rabin, and Yes (all of it) may be my favorite band. But while the Rabin years see the songs having great melodies, the material feels a bit more "lightweight" to me. Sometimes the guitar is excellent, and sometimes it feels like more notes than are needed to make a point. By the time I saw them on the Talk tour (loved the album), the band couldn't generate the same ex
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6 weeks ago
Ross S.
I liked the 2nd album, but I do get what Joe was talking about. While the 2nd had some catchy melodies, I found it oddly fatiguing to hear after I got used to the tracks. Not leaving enough space was indeed an issue in some of the tracks. I prefer it to the first Mecca, which is too much of an AOR-by-numbers sound for my taste (too much of the Peterik influence and not enough of the Toto). He
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