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by PhillYes
Sun Jan 13, 2008 9:57 am
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: Your Move
Replies: 30
Views: 3397

Re: Your Move

I think that there is almost certainly going to be some manner of a Yes tour in 2008; it only remains to be seen who participates. I have read that Chris Squire appears to be determined to take something out on the road this summer. I have also read that all of the principals have signed up, except ...
by PhillYes
Mon Dec 31, 2007 5:04 am
Forum: Other Skylines
Topic: Happy Birthday Kalingzeye!
Replies: 9
Views: 1083

Re: Happy Birthday Kalingzeye!

Happy Birthday, Dear! It may interest you to know that I visited your city of SF recently, and even in the short time I was there I was quite impressed! I was actually on my way back from Napa (for my job) and took a few minutes to visit the Golden Gate. I drove down the Embarcadero, saw the bridge ...
by PhillYes
Sun Dec 23, 2007 8:13 am
Forum: Other Skylines
Topic: Happy Birthday, Amy, aka Roan's Lady!
Replies: 20
Views: 2313

Re: Happy Birthday, Amy, aka Roan's Lady!

Happy Birthday, belated tho' it may be. Better late than never, as I always say. Well, I don't always say that. Just sometimes. Like now. And other times, too, but not too much. As it were.

Phill [:yes]
by PhillYes
Sun Dec 09, 2007 2:45 pm
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: A sampling of Jon's latest solo work
Replies: 9
Views: 1174

Re: A sampling of Jon's latest solo work

There is an audible longing and desire, a sincere wanting of reconciliation in Jon's voice that actually teared me up a little. It is so very sad that it comes to this. But I think the worst part for me is the wondering...haven't we had this discussion before? There's no question in my mind that if ...
by PhillYes
Sun Dec 09, 2007 9:50 am
Forum: When Rock Was Young
Topic: LED ZEPPELIN
Replies: 22
Views: 3603

Re: LED ZEPPELIN

I am always willing to be convinced, as I like to say, that I am wrong. And I am more than willing--I am in fact eager--to be convinced that this Zep reunion/tour is the real thing and not a cynical payday for the surviving members. But let me be clear: if these heroes of mine step out on stage and ...
by PhillYes
Tue Aug 28, 2007 1:10 pm
Forum: Other Skylines
Topic: Monday Evening Chat
Replies: 24
Views: 2780

Re: Monday Evening Chat

Well, I'm sorry I didn't get a chance to meet you, Jack, but I enjoyed meeting and chatting with everyone else last night. The place is well-decorated and the chairs are, indeed, comfy. And the company, of course, was stellar. We did ask Mr. Sherwood to join us but, alas, he declined. And we only sa...
by PhillYes
Sat Aug 25, 2007 1:37 am
Forum: Other Skylines
Topic: So, Who Are You?
Replies: 88
Views: 10223

Re: So, Who Are You?

frankh wrote: Noone said there'd be a quiz!

NO one expects the Amy Inquisition! :D

Phill [:yes]
by PhillYes
Sat Aug 25, 2007 1:27 am
Forum: We Love When We Play
Topic: Help Please
Replies: 4
Views: 1545

Re: Help Please

Hi, Ron! (it is Ron, right?) Welcome to the site! We're always glad to hear from those for whom Yes has been an important part of their life's journey. As far a sheet music is concerned, my guess is that if you start by Googling "yes+sheet music" you'll probably find what you're looking for rather q...
by PhillYes
Fri Aug 24, 2007 11:41 am
Forum: Album talk
Topic: Is there a yes album that hasn`t worn well with you?
Replies: 24
Views: 3569

Re: Is there a yes album that hasn`t worn well with you?

At the risk of being accused of hijacking of the thread (Amy put the idea in my head!) I have to say that I don't think that any of the records have not worn well with me, but rather many have improved with time and distance. The Rabin stuff especially---yea verily, even unto Talk---seems to have im...
by PhillYes
Wed Aug 22, 2007 3:07 pm
Forum: Album talk
Topic: If you had to get rid of 3 Yes albums..
Replies: 44
Views: 6478

Re: If you had to get rid of 3 Yes albums..

I actually own TWO copies of Union (don't ask...) so I could get rid of it twice, I guess, but after that I'm lost.

Phill [:yes]
by PhillYes
Tue Aug 21, 2007 2:42 am
Forum: The Playground
Topic: Doesn't anyone wanna come out and play?
Replies: 18
Views: 5534

Re: Doesn't anyone wanna come out and play?

Well, as someone who gets around a bit myself (say, don't I know you from somewhere?), it seems a bit slow everywhere. I think it's just the summer winding down; some people are on vacation (like me! Except I never go anywhere, I just don't go to work!). The families with kids are getting ready for ...
by PhillYes
Wed Aug 08, 2007 2:08 pm
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: Alice Cooper dis's Yes on his radio show
Replies: 24
Views: 3105

Re: Alice Cooper dis's Yes on his radio show

Oh, Alice, Alice, ALICE! I agree. What Vinny thinks about Yes shouldn't matter to anyone, least of all any one here! I just feel that people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw rotten tomatoes. Alice Cooper was just as much a beneficiary of the experimental 'let's stretch the envelope' musical ...
by PhillYes
Sun Aug 05, 2007 8:02 am
Forum: Alternate Tunes
Topic: Lyrics You Love
Replies: 23
Views: 2452

Re: Lyrics You Love

"And in the end....the love you take...is equal to the love you make..."
by PhillYes
Sun Aug 05, 2007 6:10 am
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: Chris Squire Says There's A Future For Yes!?
Replies: 20
Views: 2902

Re: Chris Squire Says There's A Future For Yes!?

Well, like I said, that something calling itself "Yes" will be around next year, I have very little doubt. It is only the "who" that's in doubt. I've said it before: please, guys, don't grit your teeth and vow to barely tolerate each other for a few months while you grind out a few last concerts on ...
by PhillYes
Sat Aug 04, 2007 4:23 pm
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: Chris Squire Says There's A Future For Yes!?
Replies: 20
Views: 2902

Re: Chris Squire Says There's A Future For Yes!?

How are you doing today, Phill? ;) Better today, thanque, now that YesKat tried talk me out of it. I was gettin' a bad vibe from the rest of y'all: "No, hold it like this, no, IN your mouth, ok, NOW pull the trigger...." :D Anyway, things are looking up, tomorrow is my first full day off since the ...
by PhillYes
Thu Aug 02, 2007 3:03 pm
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: Chris Squire Says There's A Future For Yes!?
Replies: 20
Views: 2902

Re: Chris Squire Says There's A Future For Yes!?

I think the guys all understand that there is more butter on the Yes side of the bread than on the 'other' side, as it were, and the implicit loyalty--and the ticket and CD/DVD money that follows--becomes a bargaining point. We've all read about the money and business issues that have haunted the ba...
by PhillYes
Wed Aug 01, 2007 3:11 pm
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: Chris Squire Says There's A Future For Yes!?
Replies: 20
Views: 2902

Re: Chris Squire Says There's A Future For Yes!?

Well, I'm almost certain that there's some sort of future for Yes; the question is only "who?" I'm just starting to get that bad feeling again of the fan base being used as a bargaining chip by the members of the band: "Do this or that or there won't be a Yes, just watch!" I got that feeling in 1980...
by PhillYes
Sun Jul 15, 2007 8:07 am
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: Jon and School of Rock
Replies: 18
Views: 1821

Re: Jon and School of Rock

But I also see a hypocrisy in that he projects this airy-fairy flightiness about himself, transcending himself above the trappings of the human condition, encouraging us to see beyond any negative and love love love each other, yet behind this, I sense rigidity, inflexibility, and yes - selfishness...
by PhillYes
Sun Jul 01, 2007 5:59 am
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Replies: 16
Views: 1747

I recently printed out a list of all the inductees to the RRHOF. Yes is not the only glaring omission. Other "excludees" include Genesis, The Moody Blues, Madonna, Peter Frampton and Chicago. Inductees such as Grandmaster Flash, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Blondie have gotten in ahead of them. There is some...
by PhillYes
Sun Jul 01, 2007 5:46 am
Forum: Album talk
Topic: If you could only have one Yes album
Replies: 81
Views: 12624

Only one, huh? You fiends. Well after careful thought and consideration and a few flips of some coins...it has to be "Going for the One." It covers all the bases, IMHO: the rock of the title track, the quiet , studied elegance of "Turn of the Century" (as an aside, I once had a friend who switched h...
by PhillYes
Sun Jul 01, 2007 5:21 am
Forum: Tour and Concert talk
Topic: My favorite Yesshow
Replies: 48
Views: 9143

1977, Spectrum, Philly. The (1st) return of Rick Wakeman to the fold. Seats in the seventh row. Open with Parallels. Those swelling opening organ chords shook the rafters and the crowd roared back. Rick was back, all was right with the world. Does anybody else remember the rear-screen projection dur...
by PhillYes
Sun Jun 24, 2007 9:09 am
Forum: Tour and Concert talk
Topic: In The Round
Replies: 12
Views: 2638

The rotation of the stage was accomplished with electric motors. Feeding the audio from and the electric to the stage was slightly more complicated, but not much. The stage equipment was plugged into various boxes scattered on the stage, which fed into larger cables underneath. These cables were wou...
by PhillYes
Sun Jun 24, 2007 9:08 am
Forum: Tour and Concert talk
Topic: In The Round
Replies: 12
Views: 2638

The rotation of the stage was accomplished with electric motors. Feeding the audio from and the electric to the stage was slightly more complicated, but not much. The stage equipment was plugged into various boxes scattered on the stage, which fed into larger cables underneath. These cables were wou...
by PhillYes
Sun Jun 17, 2007 9:19 am
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: Fish is Returning to the Studio
Replies: 21
Views: 1987

Well, I think The title track is very good, too. I feel like they had some very good stuff there, not quite realised fully. The orchestra on this album has always sounded 'tacked on' The music was not concieved with an orchestra in mind. Tragically, there will probably never be another true "group" ...
by PhillYes
Sat May 26, 2007 7:07 am
Forum: Other Skylines
Topic: If you knew you didn't have much time...
Replies: 30
Views: 3376

No Drama

You didn't specify whether your signifigant others know or not. I would choose to avoid the sharing the news. I would just continue as I am, put my financial affairs in order so as not to leave a mess, and come up with a reason to disappear at the appropriate time. Don't see a reason to drag everyon...
by PhillYes
Sat Apr 28, 2007 9:08 am
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: Name the ''Ultimate Yes Stinker''
Replies: 81
Views: 7079

"Love Will Find A Way" is my stinker. This is a song which I excised from my car CD of "Big Generator". When I hear it (accidentally, I assure you) It makes me want to hunt down Trevor Rabin and do things to him, things I have only heard about, fingernail pulling, waterboarding, limb-by-limb amputat...
by PhillYes
Sat Apr 28, 2007 8:58 am
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: Buzzards Circling
Replies: 24
Views: 2664

Relax, all. There will be another Yes tour. If only because the guys have mortages to pay (just like us) and tuition to pay (just like us) and health insurance premiums to pay (just like us). The only question is, will they really enjoy their time with us, or will it be just a chore? I'll be honest:...
by PhillYes
Sat Apr 28, 2007 8:41 am
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: Your First Time!
Replies: 46
Views: 4583

I had heard Yes as early as "Time and a Word"; I can remember hearing that song on the radio. I can remember later hearing "Your Move" and wondering about the band. The singer--boy or girl? But "Fragile" was the one that hooked me. Not "Roundabout"--but "Long Distance Runaround", was when I first be...
by PhillYes
Sat Apr 28, 2007 8:21 am
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: Does Yes "Owe" Us?
Replies: 39
Views: 4158

Well I guess I could do without "Roundabout"... but as for all the rest...YES! The guys don't owe us anything, of course. If anything, we owe them, for giving us this music, this pure delineation of the struggle between emotion and precision, between feelings and logic, which speaks so clearly to al...
by PhillYes
Sat Apr 28, 2007 7:46 am
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: Treasured Yes concert memories...
Replies: 37
Views: 4614

I couldn't resist this thread. Some of my favorite Yes concert memories include, in no particular order: "TO" Spring '73: The house lights at The Spectrum(Philadelphias's then-primary concert location) slowly dimming as 'Firebird' played, then Rick in the spots playing the intro to 'Khatru'; I felt ...