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by Mr. Stout
Tue Apr 07, 2009 8:49 pm
Forum: Tour and Concert talk
Topic: Mariilion weekend diary pt.2
Replies: 1
Views: 972

Mariilion weekend diary pt.2

<TABLE class=bordercolor style="TABLE-LAYOUT: fixed" cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=4 width="100%" align=center border=0><TBODY><TR><TD class=windowbg vAlign=top align=left>Day 3# 4/5 All I have to say is wow!! This was the creme de la creme! The better half and I have never been blown away by a concert ...
by Mr. Stout
Tue Apr 07, 2009 8:46 pm
Forum: Tour and Concert talk
Topic: Marillion weekend diary part 1
Replies: 0
Views: 1504

Marillion weekend diary part 1

Day #1 4/3 I wondered if this would have been all worth it after eight hours of driving from Jersey to Montreal. Once Ms. Stout and I arrived, we crashed at the hotel. In no time at all, it was time to wait on line at the theater. Ms. Stout and I could have dealt without the homeless skell accosting...
by Mr. Stout
Sun Feb 01, 2009 10:47 pm
Forum: Alternate Tunes
Topic: Moody Blues Spring Tour(California)
Replies: 3
Views: 1013

Re: Moody Blues Spring Tour(California)

They are terribly underrated and another band that should be in the farce that is called `The Rock and roll hall of Fame'. The early albums , as Greenglade pointed out, are worth checking out. Mike Pinder was one of the early practitioners of the mellotron and his work is nothing short of astounding...
by Mr. Stout
Sun Feb 01, 2009 10:36 pm
Forum: Other Skylines
Topic: Happy Birthday
Replies: 11
Views: 2080

Re: Happy Birthday

Happy Belated, and I hope it was a good one!!!
by Mr. Stout
Thu Jan 22, 2009 10:19 pm
Forum: Other Skylines
Topic: Concert-going ..
Replies: 6
Views: 1082

Concert-going ..

Either i`m getting to be an old cranky phuque or i have lost my taste for it. i`d rather flop around my den and watch a dvd of a concert performance on a good home entertainment system. Anyways, I saw `The musical box earlier this month, the infamous genesis tribute band . They put on a recreation o...
by Mr. Stout
Thu Jan 22, 2009 9:20 pm
Forum: Other Skylines
Topic: What's your favorite Skyline???
Replies: 28
Views: 2998

Re: What's your favorite Skyline???

Let`s be real here, everyone knows the best skyline in the world is NYC. It`s the greatest city in the world and it has the best people living here, such as myself. :cool: That is undisputed ;) . I`ll put it this way; you haven`t lived until you have seen New york. Wte have the best museums, theater...
by Mr. Stout
Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:39 pm
Forum: Other Skylines
Topic: Clint Eastwood
Replies: 19
Views: 1901

Re: Clint Eastwood

Of course these movies are a glorification of the american west. I never analyzed it more than just having a good time watching. How many movies are close to realism? very few. The medium has alwasy been an escapist form I never got into westerns so much as I did his dirty harry persona. that`s the ...
by Mr. Stout
Mon Jan 19, 2009 10:16 pm
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: What's Yestalk got that Yesfans doesnt have?
Replies: 80
Views: 8697

Re: What's Yestalk got that Yesfans doesnt have?

I cant say much about yesfans, since i`m not a member. i have checked it out on occcasion, and for odd reasons unknown to myself, i nver had the desire to sign up there. I started on the Yestalk site as `Stoutman', my very first message baord ever on the web back around New year`s end in 2001. Right...
by Mr. Stout
Fri Jan 16, 2009 2:10 am
Forum: Other Skylines
Topic: Clint Eastwood
Replies: 19
Views: 1901

Re: Clint Eastwood

yeah, I like the spaghetti westerns he did, and his Dirty Harry films are fun, but I don't really like the "message" of the dirty harry films which was sort of a backlash against hippies and liberal views I had a roommate who tried to imitate dirty harry, swinging around a magnum pistol for a joke....
by Mr. Stout
Fri Jan 16, 2009 2:00 am
Forum: Other Skylines
Topic: Clint Eastwood
Replies: 19
Views: 1901

Re: Clint Eastwood

I'm not that big a fan of his earlier works, but I loved Million Dollar Baby and really want to see Grand Torino. The reviews have been very good. Million dollar baby was a great movie, although damned depressing in the last half hour. It was agonizing to watch and I don`t think I could ever watch ...
by Mr. Stout
Fri Jan 16, 2009 1:58 am
Forum: Other Skylines
Topic: Clint Eastwood
Replies: 19
Views: 1901

Re: Clint Eastwood

Thanks for "Going Ahead and Making My Day".. Always thought he should be "President"....lol Can you imagine the negosiations he would make??!!...lol I think he was a mayor once.. I enjoyed "Play Misty For Me"..... Maybe not "Every Which Way But Loose"...lol Yes, he was mayor of Carmel circa `86-87,...
by Mr. Stout
Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:28 pm
Forum: Other Skylines
Topic: Clint Eastwood
Replies: 19
Views: 1901

Clint Eastwood

I do not know where to post this, but since it seems to have nothing to do with music, I figure i place it here. I will admit it. i`m an unabashed fan of the man and I have always admired his work, even before the critics found it hip to like him with his last great western , Unforgiven. It`s probal...
by Mr. Stout
Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:42 pm
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: ABWH vs Magnification
Replies: 27
Views: 2661

Re: ABWH vs Magnification

ABWH, hands down. I was just a kid at the time of this release and only a Yes fan for just a year and a half at that time. The lineup was very impressive on paper and the album did not disappoint. It was adventurous music, the way how Yes of the `70`s was, but with updated instrumentation. It`s too ...
by Mr. Stout
Sat Jan 10, 2009 5:42 am
Forum: When Rock Was Young
Topic: GTR
Replies: 23
Views: 6575

Re: GTR

Oh, and I did notice Chris stated that Robert Berry was involved in the second album. Im glad that album didn`t officially happen. Dinkleberry while multitalented, does not have any distinction in any of his songwriting .It`s typical, sludge California autopilot AOR , and his vocals are rather gener...
by Mr. Stout
Sat Jan 10, 2009 5:08 am
Forum: When Rock Was Young
Topic: GTR
Replies: 23
Views: 6575

Re: GTR

With GTR, you get the feeling there should have been more, but you`re left with a lot less. This band wasn`t indicative of the talent involved. i don`t have a problem with Bacon`s vocals. Hi voice is superb. It was the music which was AOR and it came across bland to my ears. I don`t know what Howe`s...
by Mr. Stout
Fri Jan 09, 2009 3:30 am
Forum: Alternate Tunes
Topic: Your Top Prog Voices!
Replies: 30
Views: 5066

Re: Your Top Prog Voices!

1. Freddie Mercury- Incredible range!!! Operatic at times, and possibly one of the best frontmen a band could ever have. He was truly the best! 2. Greg Lake- One of the most clear , distinguished and reasonat voices these ears have ever heard. ELp would have been a very good band with a mediocre sin...
by Mr. Stout
Sat Dec 20, 2008 3:19 am
Forum: Alternate Tunes
Topic: Most retchingly wretched holiday song of all time.
Replies: 9
Views: 1631

Re: Most retchingly wretched holiday song of all time.

The xmas music is played constantly. It always has for years,but with the way things have been economically this year in the world(very scary!), I could understand the excessive playing of Xmas music. The simple message is to spread good cheer( agood message) and there are far worse things. Oddly, I...
by Mr. Stout
Fri Dec 19, 2008 11:50 pm
Forum: Alternate Tunes
Topic: Most retchingly wretched holiday song of all time.
Replies: 9
Views: 1631

Re: Most retchingly wretched holiday song of all time.

Unfortunately, this is the time of year when one is bombared by many bad versions of Christmas standards or just terrible original Xmas songs in general The most horrible Xmas song in all recorded annals has got to be Grandama got run over by a reindeer,by Flo and Eddie, released in my teen hood of ...
by Mr. Stout
Mon Nov 03, 2008 3:20 am
Forum: Other Skylines
Topic: The U.S. Presidential Election
Replies: 226
Views: 17486

Re: The U.S. Presidential Election

I`ll be glad myself when this is all over. There has ben an oversatuation and overanalysis of media coverage The choices to choose from get worse and worse every four years. I wonder if there will ever be a day where I won`t have to settle for the leser of two evils. A wise man once told me; `No mat...
by Mr. Stout
Wed Jul 23, 2008 2:07 am
Forum: When Rock Was Young
Topic: Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Replies: 44
Views: 5664

Re: Emerson, Lake & Palmer

Greg Lake has sort of developed an "Elvis" syndrome I think I wonder if he eats bacon on his Peanut butter and jelly sandwitches Or bad hamburger meat.. I dont think he does the pharmaceuticals.He did put on weight,but not as alarmingly as David Gilmour. On the last ELP tour in the `90`s, I heard h...
by Mr. Stout
Wed Jul 23, 2008 1:45 am
Forum: When Rock Was Young
Topic: Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Replies: 44
Views: 5664

Re: Emerson, Lake & Palmer

I adored ELP in their heyday...now having said that, and noting that I was keys woman growing up, ahem... I have a big problem with Black Moon. Never bought it, but I've heard some of the tracks. Had a huge problem with Lake's voice on this release, from what I understand was due to alleged substan...
by Mr. Stout
Fri Jul 04, 2008 7:15 am
Forum: Alternate Tunes
Topic: Genesis; When in Rome Live DVD
Replies: 11
Views: 1087

Re: Genesis; When in Rome Live DVD

Banks better than Emerson and Wakeman? Lions and tigers and bears oh my.... I can play most of Tony's stuff with one hand and not even looking at the keys he's more in the class of Roger Hodgson and the guy from Styx good and original for sure but no Wakey mostly major chords and simple changes eas...
by Mr. Stout
Thu Jul 03, 2008 5:11 pm
Forum: Other Skylines
Topic: Road Movies.
Replies: 15
Views: 1849

Re: Road Movies.

Thunderbolt and Lightfoot is a favourite road movie of mine. I think it’s one of Clint Eastwood’s best roles…as well as Jeff Bridges for that matter. Great supporting cast as well, with George Kennedy being particularly menacing. And of course, the lovely Catherine Bach had a supporting role as wel...
by Mr. Stout
Thu Jul 03, 2008 4:58 pm
Forum: Alternate Tunes
Topic: Genesis; When in Rome Live DVD
Replies: 11
Views: 1087

Re: Genesis; When in Rome Live DVD

Yeah - you've done a fair job n selling this one to me too. BTW I have to disagree - Banks is not in the same class as Wakeman and Emerson. He's far better than that... :O Glad to be of service and I wanted to say that about Banks too(he is the best!!), but I didn`t want to stir up a hornet`s nest.
by Mr. Stout
Thu Jul 03, 2008 4:55 pm
Forum: Alternate Tunes
Topic: Genesis; When in Rome Live DVD
Replies: 11
Views: 1087

Re: Genesis; When in Rome Live DVD

Do my eyes deceive me…has Mr. Stout got something nice to say about his “Pablum” Phil? :) All joking aside, I’m glad to see this review, as I’ve been undecided over whether to get it. I’ll definitely put it on the old list now! I had planned to see this tour at Twickenham, but it coincided with my ...
by Mr. Stout
Thu Jul 03, 2008 6:52 am
Forum: Alternate Tunes
Topic: Genesis; When in Rome Live DVD
Replies: 11
Views: 1087

Genesis; When in Rome Live DVD

Who else has this? Anyone? I must tell you it`s one of the best music DVD`s I have witnessed. I paid less than $20 american dollars for this one and it was well worth the wait with all of the delays they have had in releasing this.\If you are a Genesis fan of any sort, you will not be disappointed i...
by Mr. Stout
Thu Jul 03, 2008 6:26 am
Forum: Alternate Tunes
Topic: Most retchingly wretched song of all time.
Replies: 62
Views: 6643

Re: Most retchingly wretched song of all time.

`Roxanne' by the Police. I dont get why that song is popular, but to me,it`s akin to accidentally chewing on tin foil. Not pleasant when you have fillings. I never was a huge fan of Sting and the Police. i always found him to be a shrill singer,but his voice is quite grating on this one,especially w...
by Mr. Stout
Wed Jul 02, 2008 5:33 pm
Forum: Other Skylines
Topic: Road Movies.
Replies: 15
Views: 1849

Re: Road Movies.

Hmm, a good thread, although I doubt the ones I have in mind are the ones you were thinking about. You cannot forget the `Mad Max' movies. Not the buddy-buddy road trip type movies,but `road movies in the literal sense of the word.. Mad Max (1979), the first was pure high octane ;spectacular high ca...
by Mr. Stout
Sat Jun 21, 2008 3:27 am
Forum: Other Skylines
Topic: joy of ipod.
Replies: 27
Views: 2998

Re: joy of ipod.

I`m slow to jump on the technology bandwagon. I`ve been only on the web six and a half years and I purchased my first cellphone over five years ago. No Ipod for me, although I recently purchased one for my better half and she enjoys it. She totes it everywhere she goes. I wouldn`t want one simply fo...
by Mr. Stout
Sat Jun 21, 2008 3:13 am
Forum: When Rock Was Young
Topic: Tangerine dream
Replies: 4
Views: 897

Re: Tangerine dream

Be as it may that the first four albums "Electronic Meditation", "Alpha Centauri", "Zeit" and "Atem" were a bit hard to reach - these albums still have to be recognized as they play an important part in the development of the electronica/ambient movement. Having said that I agree with Mr S. that th...