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by Dr_Yes
Thu Nov 27, 2008 10:13 pm
Forum: Alternate Tunes
Topic: Billy Sherwood Solo CD Nominated for best prog CD of 2008
Replies: 3
Views: 978

Billy Sherwood Solo CD Nominated for best prog CD of 2008

I hope Billy doesn't mind me posting this here (it's from an AGP thread): -------------------------------------------------- Hello friends !! I'm proud to say my solo CD "At The Speed Of Life" has been nominated for "best prog CD of the year" at usaprogmusic.com. The nomination is an honor indeed. I...
by Dr_Yes
Thu Nov 20, 2008 9:49 am
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: The New Song
Replies: 35
Views: 3625

Re: The New Song

Simply awful. A complete embarrassment IMHO. Sorry.
by Dr_Yes
Fri Oct 31, 2008 10:47 am
Forum: Alternate Tunes
Topic: The Syn-sponsored/Syn fan-powered ‘Virtual Band Project’ Premiers on Umbrello.tv
Replies: 2
Views: 1295

Re: The Syn-sponsored/Syn fan-powered ‘Virtual Band Project’ Premiers on Umbrello.tv

Thanks for the info Steve. Looks really cool. You know I'm right behind this from my comments on AGP - thanks for posting the info here at YesTALK too.

Dave.
by Dr_Yes
Tue Oct 28, 2008 2:26 pm
Forum: Other Skylines
Topic: The U.S. Presidential Election
Replies: 226
Views: 18001

Re: The U.S. Presidential Election

I just want it (the election) to be over. I don't know if the UK media has been as obsessed as this time round. Says a lot really.
by Dr_Yes
Mon Oct 27, 2008 9:23 pm
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: Board update
Replies: 47
Views: 8212

Re: Board update

Loving the revamp a lot everyone. Sometimes change is a good thing ;) .

Thanks for the hard work Ed.
by Dr_Yes
Thu Oct 23, 2008 4:05 pm
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: I need help writing a paper on The Beatles influence on Yes
Replies: 16
Views: 1695

Re: I need help writing a paper on The Beatles influence on Yes

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomorrow_(album ) Track listing Side one 1. "My White Bicycle"* (Hopkins, Burgess) – 3:17 2. "Colonel Brown"* (Hopkins, Burgess)– 2:51 3. "Real Life Permanent Dream" (Hopkins) – 3:15 4. "Shy Boy"* (Hopkins, Burgess) – 2:26 5. "Revolution"* (Hopkins, Howe) – 3:48 Side tw...
by Dr_Yes
Thu Oct 23, 2008 3:30 pm
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: I need help writing a paper on The Beatles influence on Yes
Replies: 16
Views: 1695

Re: I need help writing a paper on The Beatles influence on Yes

Interestingly, the one and only 'cover' I can think of with Howe in the band was America True Chris, but the George Harrison influence/appreciation is very clear in Howe. Check out the Tomorrow album from 1967 too - a great (IMHO) version of Strawberry Fields Forever in which Steve covers many of t...
by Dr_Yes
Wed Oct 15, 2008 8:42 am
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: Be Nice To Yes Week!
Replies: 18
Views: 1266

Re: Be Nice To Yes Week!

As he ages I think Steve's looking like the Mekon myself!
by Dr_Yes
Tue Oct 14, 2008 12:52 pm
Forum: We Love When We Play
Topic: Where are the musicians?
Replies: 64
Views: 16304

Re: Where are the musicians?

Hello [:yes] forum :) :) I just realised I have been away from here for over a year :mad: Currently fronting a prog covers band in the South east UK called NOODLEHEADS. In the set,we have "South Side of the Sky" and "heart of the sunrise" both of which are a real blast to play. Also covering tunes ...
by Dr_Yes
Tue Oct 07, 2008 12:25 pm
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: Be Nice To Yes Week!
Replies: 18
Views: 1266

Re: Be Nice To Yes Week!

Grumble grumble, oh all right then ;) .

I saw the Steve Howe Trio recently and it really surprised me how good Howe is in an intimate setting. And given the size of theatres the band's playing on its US tour, I think the fans will appreciate getting up close and personal in a smaller venue.
by Dr_Yes
Mon Oct 06, 2008 4:37 pm
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: Squire's Response.
Replies: 33
Views: 2493

Re: Squire's Response.

'Cause they already waited four years and who knows if it is another six months (besides in six months' time I'm seeing Howe with Asia, so that wasn't a possibility). People don't seem to be grasping the concept that the choice is see these guys without Anderson, or don't see them at all. It's pret...
by Dr_Yes
Mon Oct 06, 2008 4:32 pm
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: Squire's Response.
Replies: 33
Views: 2493

Re: Squire's Response.

Just as I suspected, Jon overreacted, as usual. Now what I can't quite figure out is I've seen a lot of people bashing Howe, Squire and White for going out on tour and stating that they aren't going to see a show. To each his own, but I'm fairly certain that a lot of these same people were all for ...
by Dr_Yes
Thu Oct 02, 2008 12:00 pm
Forum: Tour and Concert talk
Topic: In the Present Tour Itinerary Announced
Replies: 49
Views: 6311

Re: In the Present Tour Itinerary Announced

I'd like the opportunity to judge for myself and [prefer to] live in hope... Half the flagon is better than none. I totally agree Chris. Honestly, I hope the tour IS the success everyone is wanting. Maybe to use your analogy though, these days I prefer my flagon to be full of finely produced wine o...
by Dr_Yes
Thu Oct 02, 2008 8:31 am
Forum: Tour and Concert talk
Topic: In the Present Tour Itinerary Announced
Replies: 49
Views: 6311

Re: In the Present Tour Itinerary Announced

I have to agree with Chris. All this wrangling over the personal lives of the band is basically none of our business. Trouble is Simon, when members of the band put information into the public space it becomes everyone's business. Not saying I agree that he (ie Anderson) should have done it. I also...
by Dr_Yes
Thu Sep 18, 2008 11:54 am
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: Yestalk difficulties
Replies: 20
Views: 2325

Re: Yestalk difficulties

Not sure sound chaser. I think it's more a case of 'headless chicken'. Even the mods have very little clue/facilities to deal with the slowness of loading (it's taken me 2 mins. to access this thread, a similar time to get the "reply" screen, and no doudt will take 2 mins. to upload). Not a good sit...
by Dr_Yes
Mon Sep 08, 2008 6:13 pm
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: It's all... no so good, folks...
Replies: 40
Views: 4234

Re: It's all... no so good, folks...

Er, no.

That's about as lame as it gets really.

Sorry. It's not going to make me part with any cash. If I want to watch a tribute singer - I can.

If I am to pay £50 to see Yes plus all the related costs I don't want the stand-ins or clones, you know.
by Dr_Yes
Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:45 am
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: slow navigating this site
Replies: 20
Views: 1204

Re: slow navigating this site

Same here. Takes ages to log-on, ages to load "Today's posts" and then ages to load pages I want to see. I haven't posted for ages coz of it. I only persevered today because of the topic of the thread.
by Dr_Yes
Wed Jul 30, 2008 2:07 pm
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: Yessong Of The Week: On the Silent Wings of Freedom
Replies: 46
Views: 4117

Re: Yessong Of The Week: On the Silent Wings of Freedom

I don't know if anyone's seen this or discussed it here, but this guy is amazing! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRVDpwCGmJA Michael I watched it thinking he's fantastic but wondering if it would be better if the sound sync'd up better with the visual images. I can only assume it was a problem with...
by Dr_Yes
Wed Jul 30, 2008 2:01 pm
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: Yessong Of The Week: On the Silent Wings of Freedom
Replies: 46
Views: 4117

Re: Yessong Of The Week: On the Silent Wings of Freedom

I have always viewed this album as reviewing a "Fragile" theme. Like Relayer revisited a "Close To The Edge" theme. I do think they see it in those terms. Yeah, I think I can see that TBP. The emphasis on more tracks overall on the album, more 'solo' oriented pieces and clearer, simpler melodic the...
by Dr_Yes
Wed Jul 23, 2008 8:38 am
Forum: Alternate Tunes
Topic: Syndestructible
Replies: 7
Views: 896

Re: Syndescribable

Except that is in regards to the lyrics. I've spoken on how hideously embarrassing I find Wetton's lyrics on the Asia thread. Well, the ones on this album make them sound like the best bits from Keats. Cheesy and lame as Asia's lyrics are, I'm just about able to erect a mental block to filter them ...
by Dr_Yes
Tue Jul 22, 2008 8:29 am
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: Yessong of the week "Awaken"
Replies: 14
Views: 1213

Re: Yessong of the week "Awaken"

Only by closing off your thoughts and just basking in the glow, can you really get to the heart of what the song means. It is a perfect song and one that works brilliantly on so many levels: bringing us through contrasting emotions, before taking us to the wonderful conclusion that always fills me ...
by Dr_Yes
Tue Jul 08, 2008 9:35 am
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: Yessong Of The Week: On the Silent Wings of Freedom
Replies: 46
Views: 4117

Re: Yessong Of The Week: On the Silent Wings of Freedom

</P>oh yes I remember this little delicacy glad those days are behind us I feel a strange need to run off screaming everytime I see this or to stick a fork in my ears It's cringeworthy isn't it. I bought the Yes Classic Videos release way back when, watched it once - in total embarrassment - and ga...
by Dr_Yes
Mon Jul 07, 2008 9:01 pm
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: Yessong Of The Week: Endless Dream
Replies: 40
Views: 5198

Re: Yessong Of The Week: Endless Dream

Here are some endless ramblings from me on whether or not Endless Dream is worthy of being called a true Yes epic in the mould of CttE or Awaken? I’ve been listening to it a lot today and wish I had more time for inquiry. A lot of this is very incomplete. It’s more food for thought. I just don’t rea...
by Dr_Yes
Mon Jul 07, 2008 9:39 am
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: Yessong Of The Week: Endless Dream
Replies: 40
Views: 5198

Re: Yessong Of The Week: Endless Dream

The dreaded 'Talk' album ;) . I knew it had to rear its ugly head sooner or later, but I didn't expect it so quickly K. LOL! Okay I am not a fan of this album, but I too am going to go away for a bit and listen to it before coming back with any comments. I DO like the bootlegs I've got of the Talk t...
by Dr_Yes
Mon Jul 07, 2008 9:34 am
Forum: Other Skylines
Topic: ALL BETTER NOW
Replies: 12
Views: 2147

Re: ALL BETTER NOW

Good for you Doogee. It's always great to hear about someone getting better and getting on with things. I am really pleased for you. Onwards and upwards!
by Dr_Yes
Thu Jul 03, 2008 3:47 pm
Forum: We Love When We Play
Topic: Yes Tributes - Good, Bad, or Ugly?
Replies: 24
Views: 3531

Re: Yes Tributes - Good, Bad, or Ugly?

I've been trying for the past year to build a yes tribute....All the different members had to be shipped in from all over America....It was hard and expensive...We played a handful of shows.....Who knows if we'll ever play again..... Wow. Now that's dedication. Sounds like a labour of love. Anyway....
by Dr_Yes
Thu Jul 03, 2008 3:44 pm
Forum: We Love When We Play
Topic: Yes Tributes - Good, Bad, or Ugly?
Replies: 24
Views: 3531

Re: Yes Tributes - Good, Bad, or Ugly?

I did see a Yes trib band in - November, I think. They were awful. We left early, after witnessing a severe butchering of "Starship Trooper". Fortunately, another trib band by the name of Foxtrot had played before them - and THEY were great! For some reason, around my area anyway, there seem to be ...
by Dr_Yes
Thu Jul 03, 2008 1:03 pm
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: Yessong Of The Week: On the Silent Wings of Freedom
Replies: 46
Views: 4117

Re: Yessong Of The Week: On the Silent Wings of Freedom

Off-topic a bit: Back in November of 2005, I went to Las Vegas and rented car with the express intent of driving out to the desert at night and listening to music. I drove to the entrance of The Valley Of Fire national park, about 40 minutes north of Vegas. I was about a mile into the entry road to...
by Dr_Yes
Thu Jul 03, 2008 10:46 am
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: Yessong Of The Week: On the Silent Wings of Freedom
Replies: 46
Views: 4117

Re: Yessong Of The Week: On the Silent Wings of Freedom

the song I love to hate on Tormato"Dont Kill The whale" and again it's mostly the Keys that kill the song but in the case of DKTW the guitar work is pretty bad too Tormato is IMO the worst Wakeman Cd by Yes There's something laughable about the video (if you can call it that) to this song too. I do...
by Dr_Yes
Wed Jul 02, 2008 3:43 pm
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: Yessong Of The Week: On the Silent Wings of Freedom
Replies: 46
Views: 4117

Re: Yessong Of The Week: On the Silent Wings of Freedom

I can't really comment on this song - I remember I bought Tormato when it came out, and I didn't love it, I guess I still have it with the rest of my albums but I am not really familiar with it and really forget this song anyway. This was the last Yes album I bought after Going For The One - my pas...