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Mind Drive: YES & Driving

Postby N2yes » Wed May 08, 2002 9:44 am

<font color=red><font face='Papyrus'>We sort of touched on this idea a long time ago ( see "Breakfast with Yes" )but I thought we might expand on it a bit. What YES tune in particular to you really get off on when driving to work or to school or whatever might be a typical destination for you? Does this selection change for the drive home and if so, what tune do you prefer? On the way to a concert? Finally, how often does YES music bless the interior of your vehicle when it's in motion?</font id='Papyrus'></font id=red><img src=pix/icon_yes_talis.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=pix/icon_yes_fish1a.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Postby in2yes » Wed May 08, 2002 10:24 am

I listen to only Yes in the car! Lately, I've been listening to Minddrive on the way to work and then back home again. The drive allows me to hear all of Minddrive and then a little into Footprints. Sometimes I will skip forward and listen to Bring Me to the Power and Children of the Light. As for on the way to a concert, I'm too keyed up to listen to anything, my friend and I usually just talk. But on the way home from the concert, it's Yes all the way home!
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Postby Altair » Wed May 08, 2002 10:47 am

While Yes is my favorite, I do listen to many other bands. Currently, I'm catching up with some U2, Zooropa, an album I've recently repurchased and just recieved in the mail. "Stay (far away, so close)" is my personal favorite on that one.

But, back to the question. I tend to listen to the newest release the most. By the time I burn out on it, Yes has successfully put out a new one. So, Magnification has been in the car lately, with only GFTO and CTTE recieving any kind of car play. However, I do have several Yes mixes that make the Car player, each with a plethora of Yes songs. Turn of the Century has been a common one in the past month.

In any event, it changes. One song I have liked listening to on the way to work lately is "Magnification"...I simply love the opening lyrics..."so afraid to let my feeling really shooooowwwww...."
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Postby OB1kenOB » Wed May 08, 2002 11:20 am

I've got this new toy
archos jukebox 2000
it's a 6G hard drive/mp3 player
My volvo has cassette, not CD so I can slide one of those cassette adapters into the player, and plug the archos into that.
currently I have 1300 songs with some space left for more.
latly I'm choosing Magnification frequently.
other YES regulars are The Ladder, Fragile, Open Your Eyes.
Conspiracy gets pretty good rotation.
non-YES in frequent rotation include..
Poe, Haunted
assorted Depeche Mode
Steely Dan (I have every steely dan song on my archos)

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Postby Altair » Wed May 08, 2002 11:28 am

Wow! another Depeche Mode fan! And, you like Star Wars. OB1, the force is strong with you indeed.
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Postby innerPact » Wed May 08, 2002 8:18 pm

ever since i got my new car with its CD player, a burner for my PC and found there was life/alternatives after Napster, i listen to <img src=pix/icon_yes_yes2.gif border=0 align=middle> about 90% of the time in my car.

and it's been quite an awakening. i got turned off <img src=pix/icon_yes_yes.gif border=0 align=middle> when Tormato came out. let's face it, it was no Relayer and about as far removed from Tales as you can get so i moved on and became a Trooper (even if i didn't know it at the time).

but now i really like Tormato and Drama and other treasures that i new nothing about until recently.

even so, i could never get into "Into the Lens" until i threw my Drama CD in very late one night when i probably shouldn't have been driving and really got into it.

with 30+ years of music to choose from and a lot of catching up to do, driving to/from work has never been so much fun. i'm almost happy when the traffic slows down. well, almost.

i currently have "State of Play" stuck in my brain...
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Postby perpetualchanger » Wed May 08, 2002 9:43 pm

Need the reminder ... will be back ...

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Postby jackalz » Wed May 08, 2002 10:36 pm

<BLOCKQUOTE id=quote><font size=1 face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id=quote>quote:<hr height=1 noshade id=quote>i'm almost happy when the traffic slows down. well, almost.<hr height=1 noshade id=quote></font id=quote></BLOCKQUOTE id=quote>The same thing has happened to me. Ever since I got a car with a CD drive, and a Yes CD in the drive, traffic jams are so much easier to handle. For about eight months it was Magnification, and recently, The Ladder. No one special tune, otherwise it would get stale. However, I find To Be Alive(hep yadda) my current favorite. And from Mag, Dreamtime is fab. I'm sure I look pretty silly, but I can't help singing loud and proud.
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Postby YesJo » Wed May 08, 2002 10:38 pm

I don't have a cd player in the mini-van unfortunately but my husband has one in his and I drive it whenever I can. The other day I was headed to meet some friends for dinner and I put in Yesshows. Well, I was flying, I felt like I was really high and I was driving all the backroads to the restaraunt which was thankfully about 40 minutes away. I thought I would go into the air. It was wonderful. I need to drive his car more often.
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Postby guilddigger » Thu May 09, 2002 12:50 am

<font face='Comic Sans MS'>i recently put a d player in my car but since all my yes albums are vinyl up until talk i can´t play all of them (yeah i stilluse my turntable). right now i alter between magnification and keys I & II. i´ve decided to get into the studio tracks and i must say it´s easier while driving. at least they´re better than swedish radio. <img src=pix/icon_smile_wink.gif border=0 align=middle>
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Postby guilddigger » Thu May 09, 2002 12:52 am

<font face='Comic Sans MS'>d player? must be non compact discs. thick as a brick and wide as a wall. thank god i drive a big, spacey audi.
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Postby YesJo » Thu May 09, 2002 3:12 am

I have a c player in mine.<img src=pix/silly.gif border=0 align=middle>
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Postby perpetualchanger » Thu May 09, 2002 8:03 am

<BLOCKQUOTE id=quote><font size=1 face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id=quote>quote:<hr height=1 noshade id=quote>
<b>OB1kenOB wrote:</b>
I've got this new toy
archos jukebox 2000
it's a 6G hard drive/mp3 player
<hr height=1 noshade id=quote></font id=quote></BLOCKQUOTE id=quote>

Cool toy! How big is it? Fairly portable?

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Postby OB1kenOB » Thu May 09, 2002 8:47 am

archos jukebox 2000 is about the size of a small cassette walkman.
probably same height/width as a Ipod, and a little thicker.
it's pretty rugged too. nice rubberized edges, and a big buffer (never skips)
also in the box: case, ac adapter, headphones, extra set of rechargable batteries. (batts charge in the unit, no need to remove them)
I got mine the one week it was on sale at best buy for $179
right now they have the same size/shape unit only with 10g hard drive for $249 (mrs OB1 got that for her b-day)
not only can you put thousands of songs on it, but it's also a portable hard drive.
when you connect it to USB it shows up on windows explorer as a drive you can drop/drag any kind of file to.
I think they also have a new one (same size) that records in MP3 format, (just connect a mic to it) wouldn't that be great at a YESshow !

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Postby Stoutman » Thu May 09, 2002 9:14 am

Top Yes Driving songs(In no particular order;I`m too lazy to count today).
Going For The One
Parallels
Sound Chaser
Tempus Fugit
I`ve seen All Good People(live version from Classic Yes. That beat up casette is still with me and has outlasted some of my Timex watches)
Face to Face
Lightning Strikes
Roundabout(especially live version from `Classic Yes')
The Calling
State of play
Well,that`s 10 right there.
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Postby guilddigger » Thu May 09, 2002 9:36 am

<BLOCKQUOTE id=quote><font size=1 face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id=quote>quote:<hr height=1 noshade id=quote>
<b>YesJo wrote:</b>
I have a c player in mine.<img src=pix/silly.gif border=0 align=middle>
<hr height=1 noshade id=quote></font id=quote></BLOCKQUOTE id=quote><font face='Comic Sans MS'>so you get a picture as well then?</font id='Comic Sans MS'>

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Postby YesJo » Thu May 09, 2002 9:51 am

Yes, and surround sound so I can really see it.<img src=pix/icon_smile_tongue.gif border=0 align=middle>
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Postby Yesmam » Thu May 09, 2002 11:41 am

Mag, Relayer, and CTTE.

If I start Gates in my garage it finishes up when I pull into the parking lot at work. Cool.

I listen to The Ladder in the car when I'm stressed out, it has a calming effect on me.
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Postby yeskat » Thu May 09, 2002 12:16 pm

Unfortunately, I don't have a cd player in my car AND my cassette player is broken! So right now I only listen to either talk radio or once in a while a music station.

When I DID have a player, I loved to listen to Fragile or CTTE while driving through the mountains. The Ladder is a good one for starting the day. I would think Mag would be a good one for the end of the day, or night driving. I would sure like a toy like OB1's!<img src=pix/icon_smile_cool.gif border=0 align=middle>
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Postby YesJo » Thu May 09, 2002 10:06 pm

You could always get a c player like Guilddigger.
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Postby sjeffs » Fri May 10, 2002 12:16 am

In the car is the best place for music! You can whack it out, sing along, play airkeyboards on the steering wheel! Great stuff!

Mag and the Ladder recently, but GFTO and Fragile as well ('cos I got them on CD recently). This week its been Faithless Sunday 8pm and the 1st Turin Brakes album - see what's in the local library to swipe next...

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Postby perpetualchanger » Fri May 10, 2002 12:21 am

<BLOCKQUOTE id=quote><font size=1 face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id=quote>quote:<hr height=1 noshade id=quote>
<b>sjeffs wrote:</b>
In the car is the best place for music! You can whack it out, sing along, play airkeyboards on the steering wheel! Great stuff!
<hr height=1 noshade id=quote></font id=quote></BLOCKQUOTE id=quote>

In my car (and in my dreams) I am Alan White and Jon Anderson all in one. Except I'm still a girl. <img src=pix/icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Postby guilddigger » Fri May 10, 2002 1:24 am

<BLOCKQUOTE id=quote><font size=1 face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id=quote>quote:<hr height=1 noshade id=quote>
<b>YesJo wrote:</b>
You could always get a c player like Guilddigger.
<hr height=1 noshade id=quote></font id=quote></BLOCKQUOTE id=quote><font face='Comic Sans MS'>weren´t you the one with the c player?
i have a d player, period! without picture <img src=pix/icon_smile_sad.gif border=0 align=middle></font id='Comic Sans MS'>

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Postby guilddigger » Fri May 10, 2002 1:29 am

<BLOCKQUOTE id=quote><font size=1 face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id=quote>quote:<hr height=1 noshade id=quote>
<b>perpetualchanger wrote:</b>

In my car (and in my dreams) I am Alan White and Jon Anderson all in one. Except I'm still a girl. <img src=pix/icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle><hr height=1 noshade id=quote></font id=quote></BLOCKQUOTE id=quote>
<font face='Comic Sans MS'>jon is a girl too, right? <img src=pix/icon_smile_clown.gif border=0 align=middle></font id='Comic Sans MS'>

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Postby guilddigger » Fri May 10, 2002 3:15 am

<BLOCKQUOTE id=quote><font size=1 face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id=quote>quote:<hr height=1 noshade id=quote>
<b>guilddigger wrote:</b>
<font face='Comic Sans MS'>right now i alter between magnification and keys I & II. i´ve decided to get into the studio tracks and i must say it´s easier while driving. at least they´re better than swedish radio. <img src=pix/icon_smile_wink.gif border=0 align=middle></font id='Comic Sans MS'><hr>stay awaken
<hr height=1 noshade id=quote></font id=quote></BLOCKQUOTE id=quote><font face='Comic Sans MS'>yes in the car works wonders! i´m beginning to really like the studio tracks on keys 2.</font id='Comic Sans MS'>

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Postby yesman90125 » Fri May 10, 2002 7:27 am

my favorite Yes in the car is Relayer
if its a short trip
Then I just listen to; To Be Over

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Postby YesJo » Fri May 10, 2002 7:56 am

That crack about Jon <img src=pix/icon_smile_clown.gif border=0 align=middle>was not really so funny.<img src=pix/silly.gif border=0 align=middle>I forgot you had a d player with no visual. I love Mag in the car, the problem with listening in the car is that I get all entranced with the music and forget I'm driving sometimes. But it's great though.
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Postby N2yes » Fri May 10, 2002 8:31 am

<BLOCKQUOTE id=quote><font size=1 face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id=quote>quote:<hr height=1 noshade id=quote>
<b>yesman90125 wrote:</b>
Then I just listen to; To Be Over
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<font color=red><font face='Papyrus'>Now, that's what I like to hear...in more ways than one!</font id=red></font id='Papyrus'><img src=pix/icon_smile_blackeye.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Postby theproffet » Fri May 10, 2002 11:01 am

<font color=red>Uh, this touches on a particular sore spot of mine, although it could be termed an eccentricity . . .

I don't own a car, I don't drive, and I really hate internal combustion vehicles. I told you, this is an odd concept, but bear with me . .

I live within walking distance of an urban (Okay, semi-urban) downtown. Plus, I think most people are lazy. Plus, I used to live in Southern California--auto emissions really suck if you live east of LA. Plus, the trade in oil is responsible for a whole lot of greed and death. Don't get me started on consumerism, the decay of traditional city centers, and strip-mall culture . . .

I hate cars. I really hate cars. I've had friends die in them, and friends die to fuel them. I refuse to sponsor anything from out of Detroit, even though I have a lot of sympathy for the workers there. I really hate cars.

Plus, Yes sounds a lot better through a good set of headphones on a bicycle . . . </font id=red><img src=pix/icon_smokin.gif border=0 align=middle>

<hr><font color=red> "I woke up this morning, and the sun was gone, turned on some music to start my day, and lost myself in a familiar song, I closed my eyes, and I slipped away . . '</font id=red>
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Postby in2yes » Fri May 10, 2002 11:19 am

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Keep listening to them guild, they get better and better! I'm glad I finally found it!</font id=teal>

<font color=purple>
Minddrive quickly became one of my favorites. Footprints is such a good one to sing along with! Bring me to the Power, Children of the Light also very good songs. Haven't really listened to Sign Language yet, my car trips aren't long enough!!!</font id=purple>
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