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Originally posted by Magnum Vaeltaja Magnum Vaeltaja wrote:

It's been fun reading through people's responses here so far. Mine isn't too significant, just a detail from the cover of Herbie Hancock's Sextant that's centered in on a happy, carefree guy dancing his heart out in some sort of cosmic psychedelic vista, which I see as being not completely unlike me in real life. 



All of my past avatars on the site have also been album covers or cropped sections of album covers, usually with some sort of face in the forefront so as to be a bit more avatar-y. For the most part, they haven't had any real significance other than being favourites of mine for their vivid colour schemes (with a couple of notably uncolourful ones thrown in the mix). Anyone who's interested can look through them here; this is another fun thread in itself that I'd recommend for people to read through:


Killer record, and my favorite of the Mwandishi "trilogy".

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In blood, he's writing the lyrics of a brand-new tune...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Skala Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 08 2018 at 04:41
Mine is a part of the artwork I created for my musical project Unnote.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Blacksword Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 08 2018 at 05:26
Simply the album cover of Lifeforms by The Future Sound of London. Love the album, and love the artwork, and thought it more original than a prog rock album cover, for this forum, although the music is very progressive in its own way.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jayem Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 08 2018 at 05:34
Originally posted by The.Crimson.King The.Crimson.King wrote:

I call mine, "space nebula guy" and he appears on a few of my Mutiny in Jonestown album covers.  He began life as one of the "Dance on a Volcano" characters originally found on the back cover of the Trick of the Tail album.  About 30 years ago I redrew him holding a guitar instead of a cross ("Crosses are green and crosses are blue your friends didn't make it through...") and added the space nebula design I put on some of my instruments adopting him as my bands unofficial mascot Wink


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote stegor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 08 2018 at 06:26
This of course is the wizard from King Crimson's In the Wake of Poseidon. It's one of The 12 Archetypes or The 12 Faces of Humankind, painted by Tammo De Jongh. The 12 faces were painted individually, but apparently Tammo was asked to splice them together for the album cover, painting in transitions from one to the next, creating a very prog-like composition from several smaller compositions. You can see the boundaries of each painting despite the attempt to conceal them.

I think it's unfortunate, because each of the individual portraits is fantastic, but when they all got stuck together, each with equal importance, it became a rather bland composition.

My favorite has always been this - The Logician (Air and Fire). I think this should have been the cover, with The Enchantress (Water and Earth) on the back, but that would have broken up the set of 12 and wouldn't be right either.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote siLLy puPPy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 08 2018 at 06:50
Originally posted by someone_else someone_else wrote:

My daughter calls me "Beaver". 

Your current avatar reminds me of Tony R's:

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And she calls you beaver because you chew down trees in the back yard? LOL
I love that two legged horse as well. For some reason the site has never let me upload animated gifs.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote chopper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 08 2018 at 08:34
Mine's Kate Bush, what more can I say?
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^ This was one of the one I was wondering about. I thought that was Kate but I wasn't sure.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote someone_else Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 08 2018 at 09:05
Originally posted by siLLy puPPy siLLy puPPy wrote:

And she calls you beaver because you chew down trees in the back yard? LOL

No, she knows well enough that I am too clumsy to build my own lodge Embarrassed. Moreover, unlike my grandma back in the day, I don't have long front teeth in my upper dentures. So I will not chew down the only tree in my backyard: a magnolia tree which I planted some 18 or 19 years ago.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote octopus-4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 09 2018 at 10:52
Nothing to do with Gentle Giant. I once played soccer as goalkeeper, but I wasn't very good, so I have only half the arms that I should have.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Logan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 09 2018 at 14:47
My avatar is from a scanned photograph of several scientists standing near the symbolic Doomsday Clock.

My signature is in response to Kellyanne Conway's "alternative facts" comment which she uttered 40 years after the Tom Baker Doctor Who episode which I quote from aired.
"The very powerful and the very stupid have one thing in common. They donít alter their views to fit the facts. They alter the facts to fit the views" (Doctor Who - The Face of Evil, Jan 22, 1977).
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mascodagama Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 09 2018 at 15:06
^. ...and when the very powerful and the very stupid are the same person, sh*t gets scary.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rednight Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 09 2018 at 17:24
Originally posted by Manuel Manuel wrote:

It's just me, playing on a gig that went very well, and my wife took that shot of me.
The gig went well but the picture didn't.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dr prog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 09 2018 at 17:50
Cos the album is cool Big smile

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Originally posted by jayem jayem wrote:

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The three individual photos of Bruford, Fripp, and Wetton that were later used in the composite that graced the best album cover of 1974 - that's all.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote HackettFan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 11 2018 at 09:54
My previous avatar was cat who went missing and is presumed dead, so I changed my avatar to this pic of my Les Paul Classic Plus. My Les Paul was stolen early last summer, though, along with some high dollar guitar synths and effects devices. I've replaced many of the effects and synths, but I will be getting by for awhile with half way decent but cheap guitars. I'd like to get a Les Paul Classic Custom one day, but my next guitar will probably be a Gibson SG whenever I can swing the cash or credit. I haven't updated my avatar yet. I'm in no hurry, I suppose
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Logan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 11 2018 at 10:05
Originally posted by Mascodagama Mascodagama wrote:

^. ...and when the very powerful and the very stupid are the same person, sh*t gets scary.


Indeed.
"The very powerful and the very stupid have one thing in common. They donít alter their views to fit the facts. They alter the facts to fit the views" (Doctor Who - The Face of Evil, Jan 22, 1977).
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