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by Geophysicist
Thu Oct 20, 2005 5:10 pm
Forum: Take a seat near the hearth
Topic: Van Der Graaf Generator
Replies: 7
Views: 3590

VDGG

And don't forget Peter Hamill's solo work. I'm partial to In Camera. It really captures his personality...
by Geophysicist
Sat Oct 01, 2005 10:38 am
Forum: Take a seat near the hearth
Topic: GH shirts in pulse magazine
Replies: 25
Views: 16742

Good show yeshead and elric! After reading this exchange, I just had to go there and take a peek. Your responses were dignified and to the point. But that (un-named) journalist kind of creeps me out... And the media wonder why their viewership and circulation numbers are going into the tank. I think...
by Geophysicist
Wed Sep 07, 2005 6:21 pm
Forum: Take a seat near the hearth
Topic: "We are losing the city"
Replies: 55
Views: 24169

I have been out of the country, and have only heard some of the details, but I lived in New Orleans for five years and had to make hurricane decistions on the fly." Sorry that this thread went off topic. How long has it been since you lived in NO? I hope your friends are okay! I don't suppose you'v...
by Geophysicist
Tue Sep 06, 2005 6:16 pm
Forum: Take a seat near the hearth
Topic: "We are losing the city"
Replies: 55
Views: 24169

I've seen that same story in a number of places. The author obviously doesn't know much about New Orleans. It takes more than a couple of quotes from the Times-Picayune to tell a coherent story. And its quite a stretch to blame the flooding on the war in Iraq. But that's politics. The absolute absen...
by Geophysicist
Tue Sep 06, 2005 4:58 pm
Forum: Take a seat near the hearth
Topic: "We are losing the city"
Replies: 55
Views: 24169

Hermit, I agree with most of what you have said, but I would make two exceptions. I believe the best way to help the downtrodden is face-to-face in your own city, rather than routing tax money through bureaucrats in Washington, leaving only 5-10 cents on the dollar for the poor. Secondly, you should...
by Geophysicist
Mon Sep 05, 2005 5:09 pm
Forum: Take a seat near the hearth
Topic: "We are losing the city"
Replies: 55
Views: 24169

I have been out of the country, and have only heard some of the details, but I lived in New Orleans for five years and had to make hurricane decistions on the fly. Some thoughts: Most of New Orleans is below sea level. Lake Pontchartrain to the north is higher than the city, with a small levee to pr...
by Geophysicist
Fri Aug 19, 2005 7:45 pm
Forum: The Inconsolable Secret
Topic: All-Time Best
Replies: 5
Views: 8400

Keyboards

Razor, Again, not being a musician, I won't make a nuanced list. I have enjoyed Chick Corea with RTF and solo; Emo in any form; Wakeman and Moraz via Yes and solo work; Vangelis; and I'm oficially adding Schendel to the list. Others I have enjoyed, in no particular order, and often for very differen...
by Geophysicist
Fri Aug 19, 2005 2:37 pm
Forum: The Inconsolable Secret
Topic: All-Time Best
Replies: 5
Views: 8400

water cooled hammond and moogs

Fred, Just keep cooling the hardware. I'm not a musician, so I won't get into any argument about technical rankings. GH is putting out some of the best music I've heard in years. I'll be there waiting as every CD and DVD (especially the upcoming Inconsolable Secret DVD) come out. And there sure is m...
by Geophysicist
Thu Aug 18, 2005 6:45 pm
Forum: Other Albums
Topic: Tales
Replies: 27
Views: 28839

Tales

What a blast from the past! Its really fascinating to hear all of the opinions on Tales so many years after the fact. FWIW, I enjoyed the album immensely from the first listen, and I was mystified at the extremely negative response from the 'idiotensia.' I'd put it in context with a mirror image of ...
by Geophysicist
Tue Aug 09, 2005 8:15 pm
Forum: The Inconsolable Secret
Topic: New Review from Dutch Progressive Rock Page
Replies: 21
Views: 22733

Sad world

Razor,
I have to agree with your observations. Its amazing that a thing of beauty can drive some people to attack those that draw enjoyment from it.

Ted,
That was absolutely brutal. I take back what I said about this being a nice place. :twisted:
by Geophysicist
Mon Aug 08, 2005 5:08 pm
Forum: The Inconsolable Secret
Topic: New Review from Dutch Progressive Rock Page
Replies: 21
Views: 22733

Reviewers in Danger

Its really sad when reviewers are looking over their shoulders when they write. Ultimately it will keep us from getting the vital information that we need to expand our music collections. BTW, the DPRP reviewer wrote that he had been flamed by a GH fan who thought the review was too negative. Sad in...
by Geophysicist
Sun Aug 07, 2005 4:50 pm
Forum: The Inconsolable Secret
Topic: New Review from Dutch Progressive Rock Page
Replies: 21
Views: 22733

Reviewers in Danger

Mr. Mayor:
I couldn't agree more. I sent the reviewer an encouraging note, because I appreciated his willingness to stand his ground despite all the shrapnel he's likely to see.
Geophysicist
by Geophysicist
Sat Aug 06, 2005 9:49 pm
Forum: The Inconsolable Secret
Topic: New Review from Dutch Progressive Rock Page
Replies: 21
Views: 22733

New Review from Dutch Progressive Rock Page

http://www.dprp.net/reviews/200539.html The reviewer is quite aware of the flame wars going on over TIS. His review is very positive, although he seems to be little timid lest the Glass Hammer haters flame him, too. Nine out of ten is the bottom line. Some excerpts: I can’t quite bring myself to say...
by Geophysicist
Sat Aug 06, 2005 8:02 am
Forum: Lex Live DVD
Topic: extrordinary musicianship
Replies: 2
Views: 6718

Lex Live

That was my impression, too. It has really whetted my appetite for the upcoming Inconsolable Secret DVD (hint, hint...).
by Geophysicist
Thu Aug 04, 2005 5:34 pm
Forum: The Inconsolable Secret
Topic: After.
Replies: 7
Views: 8820

Poll

All of them? I don't see that choice...

I've listened to TIS five times and its still growing on me. Maybe I can decide in a month or so. For now its just an in-choosable poll.