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by happytheman
Wed Jan 14, 2009 12:22 pm
Forum: When Rock Was Young
Topic: GTR
Replies: 23
Views: 9491

Re: GTR

Amazon has a copy of the live album for a decent price, I'll add it to my "wishlist" and when funds are available give it a listen. Nice selection of songs.
by happytheman
Wed Jan 14, 2009 12:18 pm
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: ABWH vs. Drama
Replies: 34
Views: 5254

Re: ABWH vs. Drama

Close call, I love the "rocking" aspect of Drama. (Steve wailed on this recent tour with two songs from that album!) But song structure is much stronger on ABWH. Granted I've heard multiple stories on how ABWH's album was "constructed" i.e. Jon had songs ready, Steve brought stuff to the table and R...
by happytheman
Wed Jan 14, 2009 12:11 pm
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: Round 2:Animation vs Song of Seven
Replies: 8
Views: 1639

Re: Round 2:Animation vs Song of Seven

sound_chaser wrote:You really need Song of Seven in your collection.
Agree, regarding Animation the title cut was very nice, unfortunately I loaned my vinyl copy out years ago and never got it back. Still looking to replace this one to remind myself of what other songs stood out.
by happytheman
Wed Jan 14, 2009 12:08 pm
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: ABWH vs Magnification
Replies: 27
Views: 4492

Re: ABWH vs Magnification

I recall being thrilled with a return to more traditional Yes directions with ABWH's effort after the 90125 and BG albums. I guess you had to have been there for the whole ride to follow this line of thinking. I was and I do. ABWH was a "refreshing" purchase for me. I first heard part of Brother of...
by happytheman
Wed Jan 14, 2009 2:34 am
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: What's Yestalk got that Yesfans doesnt have?
Replies: 80
Views: 13767

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

Kids, I don't know if this helps or not, but I noticed that I had over ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNREAD posts. When I went to Quick Links and marked all forums read, that increased my speed dramatically. That could potentially make sense. I'm not sure, but if the query has to return 100,000 records inst...
by happytheman
Tue Jan 13, 2009 12:00 pm
Forum: When Rock Was Young
Topic: GTR
Replies: 23
Views: 9491

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. Sort of like an album I have of John Wetton and Phil Manzanera. So much potential with the talent involved but it ended up sounding very "poppish". Persona...
by happytheman
Tue Jan 13, 2009 11:47 am
Forum: Album talk
Topic: revisiting Time & A Word
Replies: 19
Views: 3640

Re: revisiting Time & A Word

Chris2210 wrote: On the other hand I can listen to Clapton and wonder what on earth the fuss is all about...
You're kidding ....right?
by happytheman
Fri Jan 09, 2009 12:32 pm
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: What's Yestalk got that Yesfans doesnt have?
Replies: 80
Views: 13767

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

We had the same problem a couple of months ago and Ed (the site's owner) was able to sort something out to speed things up. It seems currently we're back to square one - or possibly even a little worse - it seems painfully slow at present. If you're listening N2, you need to have another word in th...
by happytheman
Sun Jan 04, 2009 1:14 pm
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: What's Yestalk got that Yesfans doesnt have?
Replies: 80
Views: 13767

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

But dont you get all that on Yesfans? & given that Yesfans has a bigger & more active member base I really think this place has to offer something quite different or it will wither & die.. I've noticed that sometimes a whole day goes by before any response gets posted here. It also seems a bit slow...
by happytheman
Sun Jan 04, 2009 12:34 am
Forum: Album talk
Topic: revisiting Time & A Word
Replies: 19
Views: 3640

Re: revisiting Time & A Word

I think I actually owned Yesterdays before Time and a Word but don't honestly remember. That was so long ago, but I do remember I warmed to the TAAW songs including the gem Dear Father. It was a true gift to hear Astral Traveller brought to light on this recent tour. Thought I'd never hear that one ...
by happytheman
Fri Jan 02, 2009 1:28 pm
Forum: Alternate Tunes
Topic: Of interest to folks living in Nashville TN
Replies: 1
Views: 1004

Of interest to folks living in Nashville TN

Grabbed this off of PE this morning, sounds like it would be a great show, and the album looks like it might have to go on my "earlier" rather than later "to buy in 2009" list! http://www.thebasementnashville.com/ Recently Nick D'Virgilio of Spock's Beard fame did a reimaging of the classic Genesis ...
by happytheman
Fri Jan 02, 2009 1:09 pm
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: Best Wishes for the New Year to all @ YesTalk!
Replies: 8
Views: 1788

Re: Best Wishes for the New Year to all @ YesTalk!

Well Xmas is over & the New Year is well underway - a year that offer the fans of Yes much to look forward too - more touring by HSW & Co, some Original Asia & the prospect of the new Circa disc, plus one or two surprises I'm sure. So while much is doom & gloom, we have a lot to smile about & I'd l...
by happytheman
Sun Dec 28, 2008 9:24 pm
Forum: Alternate Tunes
Topic: Most retchingly wretched holiday song of all time.
Replies: 9
Views: 2655

Re: Most retchingly wretched holiday song of all time.

Well . . . I'm one who LOVES the demented. I brought my Dr. Demento Presents the Greatest Christmas Novelty CD of All Time to work today. Yes, it does contain Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer, and Jingle Bells by the Singing Dogs . . . :rolleyes: Also: The Chipmunk Song - The Chipmunks All I Want...
by happytheman
Thu Dec 25, 2008 6:41 pm
Forum: Other Skylines
Topic: My "Little Retreat"
Replies: 12
Views: 2686

Re: My "Little Retreat"

I think "museum" is very fitting name. You've given me some great ideas. I have a large garage that has simply been used as storage (most recently converted to store all of my tools and power equipment for my business). But "one" day in the not to distant future, I can see all of my posters from you...
by happytheman
Thu Dec 25, 2008 11:51 am
Forum: Other Skylines
Topic: Happy Christmakwanzhanukkahwintersoltice!!
Replies: 10
Views: 2310

Re: Happy Christmakwanzhanukkahwintersoltice!!

Hoping to do something unhealthy soon... I get off in 30 minutes.. Let's not over do it Tribute....we want to see ya in '09! Seriously ENJOY! we've only got one go round (at least that's the way I've always seen it). Or to quote Jim Morrision, "I'm gonna get my kicks before the whole sh#thouse goes...
by happytheman
Thu Dec 25, 2008 11:48 am
Forum: When Rock Was Young
Topic: Wishbone Ash
Replies: 5
Views: 6535

Wishbone Ash update..

WISHBONE ASH: News from Planet Rock that Wishbone Ash have announced a 40th Anniversary Tour ... Wishbone Ash are heading out on a 40th Anniversary Tour in 2009 with a series of dates across the UK. Kicking off in April at the Brook in Southampton and ending up with a big show at the Shepherd’s Bush...
by happytheman
Fri Dec 19, 2008 11:24 am
Forum: When Rock Was Young
Topic: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Replies: 12
Views: 2837

Re: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

Was fortunate to have seen CSN this summer at a local outdoor venue. True to fashion they added songs at will throughout the set, extending the concert by 1/2 hour. We have one of those noise ordinances in place that prohibits concerts going past a certain hour at night. Anyway the concert was treme...
by happytheman
Fri Dec 12, 2008 12:08 pm
Forum: Other Skylines
Topic: Gas prices
Replies: 55
Views: 9418

Re: Gas prices

$1.43 on Monday
by happytheman
Sun Dec 07, 2008 12:17 pm
Forum: Tour and Concert talk
Topic: the new roger dean stage design and its meaning
Replies: 3
Views: 1588

Re: the new roger dean stage design and its meaning

I've heard someone saying the in a god angle the new stage design look like three letters. "JON". What do you think about it? If so, why not jost telling the fans that they hope jon is be able to tour soon again with them? I didn't see anything "in" the stage set up that indicated such. All I saw w...
by happytheman
Fri Dec 05, 2008 11:01 am
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: What's Yesfans got that Yestalk doesn't?
Replies: 107
Views: 15793

Re: Billy

As I recall Billy "dropped" in here a time or two. I can't say I've followed every thread at Yes Fans (for obvious reasons) but the times I've seen Billy get involved with a discussion he seems to know his "stuff" and I was glad he added to the conversation. I've also seen his presence over at Progr...
by happytheman
Wed Dec 03, 2008 11:25 am
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: What's Yesfans got that Yestalk doesn't?
Replies: 107
Views: 15793

Re: What's Yesfans got that Yestalk doesn't?

Traffic.
Which in part (as suggested by N2) is due to the link from Yesworld.com
by happytheman
Mon Dec 01, 2008 12:06 pm
Forum: Other Skylines
Topic: Gas prices
Replies: 55
Views: 9418

Re: Gas prices

Tomfoolery wrote:Yesterday, Virginia Beach VA, $1.55 9/10 .... YES, $1.55.9..... STILL coming down, too!
Same in Roanoke while I was traveling over Thanksgiving. I even took a photo! I honestly cannot remember the last time I saw gas at 1.55.
by happytheman
Thu Nov 27, 2008 2:34 pm
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: The New Song
Replies: 35
Views: 6002

Re: The New Song

I expected a little more from Yes, and whilel it could have been better, I guess it also could have been ...better, are there any other new songs?, perhaps this just wasn't the best one to perform first. This one was easily "forgettable" when I saw them perform it. Chris appeared to strain while si...
by happytheman
Thu Nov 27, 2008 1:00 am
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: Yes Concerts
Replies: 5
Views: 1235

Re: Yes Concerts

FYI this site has loads of downloadable bootlegged Yes concerts in varying degrees of quality throughout Yestime. http://tela.sugarmegs.org/Default.aspx So after all these years of hearing people rave about Roosevelt 76, I finally heard this show. I'm quite certain for the most part it "mirrored" t...
by happytheman
Wed Nov 26, 2008 12:58 am
Forum: When Rock Was Young
Topic: David Bowie.
Replies: 21
Views: 3961

Re: David Bowie.

YES. Finally!! I looooooove Bowie. Love, love, love. Hunky Dory is def my favourite, too, but tbh it's the only full album of his I've ever owned! ...I don't know why, actually, because I love it. I got it when I was young, 12 or something, when I was just buying up all sorts of CDs from older arti...
by happytheman
Wed Nov 26, 2008 12:56 am
Forum: When Rock Was Young
Topic: David Bowie.
Replies: 21
Views: 3961

Re: David Bowie.

Saw a replay of the Ziggy Stardust tour last Saturday on the "gay" channel - Logo - lol . . . cool to see though. I've always been a Bowie fan, and one of my great concert regrets is not being able to see that tour . . . they played here in Nashville, and all my friends went, and I could NOT get of...
by happytheman
Tue Nov 25, 2008 12:00 pm
Forum: Into the Lens
Topic: Best YES dvd available
Replies: 19
Views: 8180

Re: Best YES dvd available

yesman90125 wrote:it is the best recorded concert, I havn't been able to find that on DVD anywhere but I have it on VHS
http://www.cduniverse.com/productinfo.a ... tyle=movie
Hope this link works, CDUniverse.com
by happytheman
Fri Nov 21, 2008 11:38 pm
Forum: Into the Lens
Topic: Best YES dvd available
Replies: 19
Views: 8180

Re: Best YES dvd available

Purely historical, I'd cast my vote for QPR.
Otherwise, (I know I'll get called out on this one) ABWH DVD. It doesn't get much better than that concert.
by happytheman
Fri Nov 21, 2008 11:33 pm
Forum: Tour and Concert talk
Topic: Richmond Va The National
Replies: 4
Views: 1683

Re: Richmond Va The National

Hey Happy! Read your review, felt the exact same (see my review for Reading, PA 11/18). Sounds like we both felt the same about the players and the show. Glad you loved it, I did to... I purposely did not read any reviews after I initially saw the set list. That way I was going into this "fresh". I...
by happytheman
Fri Nov 21, 2008 2:28 pm
Forum: Tour and Concert talk
Topic: Richmond Va The National
Replies: 4
Views: 1683

Richmond Va The National

Two late night in a row... first chance I've had to get in front of computer. "The band was just fantastic that's really what I think...by the way which ones JON?" O.K, I'll be brief, the band was tight, Steve Howe is THE MAN! He was on fire, threw down licks like I haven't heard in years. Chris Squ...