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    Absinthe makes the mind go wander.
  • Birthday 04/19/1965

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  1. Viva Prog Rock

    In fact, I've been listening to "Zonkey" in my car the last day or so. I'm not sure how to classify them. Zonkey is an album of mashups, similar to dj mashups but played by the band, of music from the 70's to current day. Some clever, some not so much. It's a fun listen though.
  2. *** John Scofield ***

    I've been spinning a Phil Lesh & Friends cd set from Tampa, 6/23/06. Features Sco, with Joan Osborne singing. A few nice jams on it, and a cover of "Gimme Shelter". Nice complement to the Lesh/Warfield set that was released commercially (well I guess the Tampa set is too, on the Instant Live cds or whatever they are). Will have to seek out a few of the other Lesh/Scofield dates.
  3. Jazz CD's for Sale or trade

    It's not a big place, but the owner (?) was a nice guy, and clearly a music fan. The location isn't exactly in a busy area for foot traffic, for sure. And I'm not often on that side of the city, so it was nice to check it out while I was there. He had a small but decent blues cd section, and quite a bit of rock. A smaller jazz section. I only had time to look through the cd section, not vinyl, as I had to get back to Mt. Laurel to pick up my wife, and didn't want to hit heavy Philly traffic to get there.
  4. Jazz CD's for Sale or trade

    Not to sidetrack your thread John, but I visited a music shop not too far from you a few weeks ago - Shady Dog Records, in Berwyn. Nice little shop. Thought about you that day (and RonS, if he's still around the board), and wondered if you'd been in there.
  5. Any Post-Rockers in the house?

    That's great! I've got a Spacemen 3 tribute album somewhere, you've inspired me to dig that out...
  6. Any Post-Rockers in the house?

    Fan of Mogwai, Talk Talk, and Sigor Ros. I didn't previously connect those three bands sonically, but I guess if we're labelling it, then ok. I've always just considered all of them rock or indie rock perhaps. Also Spacemen 3 and their successor Spiritualized. And The Warlocks. Does Sun O))) fit here? Maybe they're a little too heavy/droney/dark. I find Beach House a fascinating band as well, but it's nothing like Sun O))).
  7. If you want a copy, let me know - you can use my address and I'll then send it to you.
  8. ***King Crimson Corner***

    It's a newer, shinier band - now an 8 piece! Bill Rieflin has returned to the fold, and Jeremy Stacy will be staying on as well, giving the current lineup 4 (4!!!) drummers. Fripp is calling it the Double Quartet now. This will be interesting, especially if they end up doing studio work.
  9. Thanks, Moose! Yeah, that week hurt you bad. I thought if you didn't make picks, it gave you one point less than the next higher score, I guess that didn't happen. I'm still in shock that I somehow made a comeback over the last few weeks of the season. Although I tied a couple of times, I never flat-out won a single week of the season (i.e., no stars next to my name). Fun season, thanks gents!
  10. Yes

    Big Yes fan here. I pretty much agree with Guy's comment above that the Kaye era is underrated compared to what came later with Wakeman. I like Wakeman (and loved him when I was 15), but as talented as he is, he seems somewhat of a one trick pony to me. I've generally found something to like in most every lineup/configuration that has made up Yes. Only 1-2 albums that I really don't care for, each of which are too monochrome in style to me (Open Your Eyes, and Heaven and Earth). Everything else is at least moderately interesting, though with very different sounds and styles. To be expected in a career that has spanned almost 50 years now. For those that haven't checked out Yes from this century, have a listen to Magnification. It was the last album to feature Jon Anderson, but it also happened to have no keyboard player on it (instead an orchestra accompanied the 4 man lineup). I think shaking up their lineup like that produced some great music for so late in their career, in fact I pimped the album in the first post of the Viva Prog Rock thread on this board, back in 2003. I'm glad Yes is getting into the RRHoF, because they're certainly worthy, but otherwise it's just an overly commercial award designed to get foot traffic in the museum in Cleveland, I think.
  11. Your top five Jazz albums of all time.

    Why is it an "either/or" decision? I love both Coltrane AND Rollins.
  12. David Torn! Man, wish this wasn't on a Wednesday night - this would be worth the drive up from CC if it were on a weekend for me.
  13. I'm in! Here's to a fun O-Board football pool this season! Maybe Conn will be back this season after his hiatus. And Van Basten! There's some good competition in this pool - gotta up my game.
  14. I go to Philly 3-4 times per year (as you may remember from when we met in D.C. 2 years ago). I'm sure some of the more local folk can offer more insight, but here are some touristy things I'd recommend for someone new to the city, that despite being touristy are still worth it: * Independence Hall * Liberty Bell * Betsy Ross House * Elfreth's Alley (oldest residential street in the U.S.) * Christ Church (first Episcopal church in the U.S., many famous early attendees * Ben Franklin's grave (at Christ Church Burial Ground, not adjacent to the church itself, but relatively close) * the Rocky steps in front of the Museum of Art * Reading Terminal Market (practically any kind of food imaginable is available there) * President's House (well, the foundation ruins of it anyway), where Benedict Arnold and later the first two U.S. Presidents lived before the capitol moved to D.C., adjacent to the Liberty Bell building Probably alot more that I'm not thinking of. Doing a music search for jazz - the only thing I noticed was Kurt Rosenwinkel at Chris' Jazz Cafe on the 9th & 10th. Non jazz - both Adele and Bruce Springsteen are playing that Friday night, in adjacent venues (Wells Fargo Ctr and Citizen's Bank Ballpark), so that's gonna be a mess around that area. Lumineers, Bruce Hornsby are also playing that night in other places. Adele is also playing Saturday night. Echo and the Bunnymen are playing at Union Transfer (I saw Beach House there back in March, cool club). Sunday night has Amos Lee, Widespread Panic in Philly. ZZ Top & Gov't Mule up in Bethlehem.
  15. Viva Prog Rock

    Not sure if this has been posted elsewhere on this board, if so I apologize in advance. There's a mammoth Pink Floyd box coming out soon - 27 discs, covering the years 65-72. It's listing at currently for $550. Here's a link to the contents - it's almost too much to post here. Stuff that many thought would never see the light of day. (also, most of it will come out in individual smaller cd/dvd boxes in 2017, except for the bonus discs at the bottom of the listing.