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  • Birthday 08/27/1972

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  1. Nice Gil Evans-esque work from the man who handled the arrangements for Love's FOREVER CHANGES.
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  3. Yes

    Also, at their best, Yes were one of the finest live acts of their era. Even in the 90s, when the whole reunion tour thing was already getting more than a bit wearying, they were capable of great shows. That's when I really learned to appreciate them; they dusted off "Awaken" from GOING FOR THE ONE in support of UNION... at the time, I was not at all familiar with that track, and recall being rather blown away by a rendition I witnessed at the Starplex outdoor amphitheater here in Dallas.
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    Yes remains pretty underrated as an actual "rock band," I think. Chris Squire for me is the key to the whole thing working. Such a huge, often rude -- dare I say punkish? -- bass sound, especially on those first three records. He and Bruford made a great rhythm team. Diminishing returns after CLOSE TO THE EGE, sure, but I would agree with the assessment that, of all the so-called prog rock groups, they were actually the least pretentious and most capable of spinning out memorable melodies.
  5. Thanks; I'd forgotten about this one!
  6. You might get paywalled, but a nice profile nonetheless. Focus is more on Barker the historian more than the musician.
  7. Name Three People...

    Vittorio De Sica Vittorio Gassman Speedy Alka-Seltzer
  8. Bob Dylan corner

    Whatever must Phil Ochs be thinking right now (whatever Bardo he's in / on)? Oh, and raise your hand if you've read TARANTULA.
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  10. In celebration of Thelonious Monk’s 99th birthday, all proceeds from this week’s sales of my novel Crepuscule W/ Nellie will be donated to The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz. If you are interested in purchasing a copy, you can learn more about your options here: Thanks!
  11. Our C.J. Shearn and moi in podcast

    Always good to learn more about Tommy T. Thanks!