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I've been visiting the PA database and reading album reviews for about 15 years. But as you can see, I only joined the forum on New Years Day 2018. I did so to contribute to a discussion about whether or not King Gizzard belong to PA (they do).
 

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Originally posted by chopper chopper wrote:

Originally posted by Syzygy Syzygy wrote:


There were several meet ups with people I met on PA in London, Brussels, The Hague, Canterbury and Carmaux. None of them turned out to be organ harvesters or serial killers, and all turned out to be interesting, well rounded individuals with impeccable taste in music and damned fine company for an evening of food, drink and rather silly behaviour.


Strangely enough, that's pretty much what my wife said when I told her I was meeting up with some people from a music forum that I'd never met before - "how do you know they're not axe murderers?".
As you say, they turned out to be interesting people, some of whom I'm still in touch with 16-17 years later, so it's about time we had another London prog curry night Chris.

yeah that was a good night although I remember having to deliberately having to ignore a separate conversation about the 'sacrilegious' nature of ELP's Pictures at An Exhibition. I'm glad I stayed out of that one and it remained a pleasant evening lol.
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Originally posted by chopper chopper wrote:

Originally posted by Syzygy Syzygy wrote:


There were several meet ups with people I met on PA in London, Brussels, The Hague, Canterbury and Carmaux. None of them turned out to be organ harvesters or serial killers, and all turned out to be interesting, well rounded individuals with impeccable taste in music and damned fine company for an evening of food, drink and rather silly behaviour.


Strangely enough, that's pretty much what my wife said when I told her I was meeting up with some people from a music forum that I'd never met before - "how do you know they're not axe murderers?".
As you say, they turned out to be interesting people, some of whom I'm still in touch with 16-17 years later, so it's about time we had another London prog curry night Chris.

Guilty of being present at all of them 



Yup, that first Prog Curry in Paddington was way too short IMHO, for the last call in London pubs are just too early, IMnotsoHO.  Not saying they should've lasted until dawn, but a little later than midnight. 



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote chopper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 29 2022 at 08:42
Originally posted by Sean Trane Sean Trane wrote:

Originally posted by chopper chopper wrote:

Originally posted by Syzygy Syzygy wrote:


There were several meet ups with people I met on PA in London, Brussels, The Hague, Canterbury and Carmaux. None of them turned out to be organ harvesters or serial killers, and all turned out to be interesting, well rounded individuals with impeccable taste in music and damned fine company for an evening of food, drink and rather silly behaviour.


Strangely enough, that's pretty much what my wife said when I told her I was meeting up with some people from a music forum that I'd never met before - "how do you know they're not axe murderers?".
As you say, they turned out to be interesting people, some of whom I'm still in touch with 16-17 years later, so it's about time we had another London prog curry night Chris.

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Yup, that first Prog Curry in Paddington was way too short IMHO, for the last call in London pubs are just too early, IMnotsoHO.  Not saying they should've lasted until dawn, but a little later than midnight. 

And you were no axe murderer, I'm pleased to say.
I'm sure we could find a pub that's open until the small hours now Hugues.
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I joined in 2009 but wasnít a regular until a couple of years later. Made several good friends along the way. Done some time on the genre teams and writing reviews, but lately I just lurk on a couple of threads and occasionally reconnect with friends. Would have been interesting to be around at the start.

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I initially joined in 2005 but under a different user name (that shall remain unknown to all except me and maybe one or two moderators). I had some issues with a few people and since they wouldn't ban me I quit. A little under two years after I left, I rejoined with my current username. For the most part, this place has improved a lot over the years (same with PE).

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BrufordFreak Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 29 2022 at 22:26
Originally posted by chopper chopper wrote:

Originally posted by Sean Trane Sean Trane wrote:

Originally posted by chopper chopper wrote:

Originally posted by Syzygy Syzygy wrote:


There were several meet ups with people I met on PA in London, Brussels, The Hague, Canterbury and Carmaux. None of them turned out to be organ harvesters or serial killers, and all turned out to be interesting, well rounded individuals with impeccable taste in music and damned fine company for an evening of food, drink and rather silly behaviour.


Strangely enough, that's pretty much what my wife said when I told her I was meeting up with some people from a music forum that I'd never met before - "how do you know they're not axe murderers?".
As you say, they turned out to be interesting people, some of whom I'm still in touch with 16-17 years later, so it's about time we had another London prog curry night Chris.

Guilty of being present at all of them 



Yup, that first Prog Curry in Paddington was way too short IMHO, for the last call in London pubs are just too early, IMnotsoHO.  Not saying they should've lasted until dawn, but a little later than midnight. 

And you were no axe murderer, I'm pleased to say.
I'm sure we could find a pub that's open until the small hours now Hugues.

I'm jealous! Every time I try to plan a get-together with anyone from PA they either die, disappear, or COVID locks us down! (Or maybe it's just cuz I really am an axe murdererWink)

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I miss :

Jody (TheProgtologist), James (Gecko), Lee (Man Erg), Ricochet, The Whistler, Avestin, TonyR, Bob (EasyLivin), Dalezilla, Chamberry, Finnforest, Dean, and now Iain (ExttheLemming).

Anyone who's been here for a long time should check their old PMs starting back with the first ones you received or wrote.   You may see people you forgot about.




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I enjoy the streamlined PA as it's become over the last 10 years as the there's less wackos. I do miss a few of the old hands but life moves on. I must say that I appreciate everyone's musical opinions here. Except for Sean Trane, who insists that the early incarnation of Renaissance with the ex Yardbirds is better than the Annie Haslam/Michael Dunford led incarnation. LOL
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Originally posted by SteveG SteveG wrote:

I enjoy the streamlined PA as it's become over the last 10 years as the there's less wackos. I do miss a few of the old hands but life moves on. I must say that I appreciate everyone's musical opinions here. Except for Sean Trane, who insists that the early incarnation of Renaissance with the ex Yardbirds is better than the Annie Haslam/Michael Dunford led incarnation. LOL

For years I resisted listening to that original Renaissance album--precisely due to my allegiance to the lineup we all came to know and love. But I have recently given it a chance and, from the first, I really liked it. It is a wonderful album with wonderful music--sincerely and expertly constructed by some fine musicians. 

I don't quite understand how the next incarnation decided to hold onto the ex-Yardbirds' original moniker (with that radical change in lineup, I would have changed my band's name), but here we are. Though they are two different entities, there is some consistency in mood and style--and definitely a high standard of music--to both expressions.


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Originally posted by BrufordFreak BrufordFreak wrote:

Originally posted by SteveG SteveG wrote:

I enjoy the streamlined PA as it's become over the last 10 years as the there's less wackos. I do miss a few of the old hands but life moves on. I must say that I appreciate everyone's musical opinions here. Except for Sean Trane, who insists that the early incarnation of Renaissance with the ex Yardbirds is better than the Annie Haslam/Michael Dunford led incarnation. LOL

For years I resisted listening to that original Renaissance album--precisely due to my allegiance to the lineup we all came to know and love. But I have recently given it a chance and, from the first, I really liked it. It is a wonderful album with wonderful music--sincerely and expertly constructed by some fine musicians. 

I don't quite understand how the next incarnation decided to hold onto the ex-Yardbirds' original moniker (with that radical change in lineup, I would have changed my band's name), but here we are. Though they are two different entities, there is some consistency in mood and style--and definitely a high standard of music--to both expressions.


Tbh, I think it's a case of apples and oranges. I like the oranges better, but you cant fault someone for liking the apples.
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Originally posted by Atavachron Atavachron wrote:

I miss :

Jody (TheProgtologist), James (Gecko), Lee (Man Erg), Ricochet, The Whistler, Avestin, TonyR, Bob (EasyLivin), Dalezilla, Chamberry, Finnforest, Dean, and now Iain (ExttheLemming).

Anyone who's been here for a long time should check their old PMs starting back with the first ones you received or wrote.   You may see people you forgot about.

Good call......I miss as well TheProgtologist, Tony R (winner of the freakiest avatar LOL), Dean (even though we had 'excitable' discussions, although always respectful), Finnforest, QueenByTor (my lady Rush friend), The T and I am many more.
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Originally posted by Catcher10 Catcher10 wrote:

Originally posted by Atavachron Atavachron wrote:

I miss :

Jody (TheProgtologist), James (Gecko), Lee (Man Erg), Ricochet, The Whistler, Avestin, TonyR, Bob (EasyLivin), Dalezilla, Chamberry, Finnforest, Dean, and now Iain (ExttheLemming).

Anyone who's been here for a long time should check their old PMs starting back with the first ones you received or wrote.   You may see people you forgot about.

Good call......I miss as well TheProgtologist, Tony R (winner of the freakiest avatar LOL), Dean (even though we had 'excitable' discussions, although always respectful), Finnforest, QueenByTor (my lady Rush friend), The T and I am many more.
I'll add Padraic, Epignosis, Raff and micky to this list.  I know that Raff gives us a visit from time to time, as does Skeletor, but I definitely miss the daily interactions with them.  Heck, I even miss Ivan M.
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Originally posted by rushfan4 rushfan4 wrote:

Originally posted by Catcher10 Catcher10 wrote:

Originally posted by Atavachron Atavachron wrote:

I miss :

Jody (TheProgtologist), James (Gecko), Lee (Man Erg), Ricochet, The Whistler, Avestin, TonyR, Bob (EasyLivin), Dalezilla, Chamberry, Finnforest, Dean, and now Iain (ExttheLemming).

Anyone who's been here for a long time should check their old PMs starting back with the first ones you received or wrote.   You may see people you forgot about.

Good call......I miss as well TheProgtologist, Tony R (winner of the freakiest avatar LOL), Dean (even though we had 'excitable' discussions, although always respectful), Finnforest, QueenByTor (my lady Rush friend), The T and I am many more.
I'll add Padraic, Epignosis, Raff and micky to this list.  I know that Raff gives us a visit from time to time, as does Skeletor, but I definitely miss the daily interactions with them.  Heck, I even miss Ivan M.
Ahhh yes....Epignosis aka Skeletor!! I keep asking him when the new Epignosis release is coming. I too miss Ivan M.
All very colorful discussion we had....
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     Happy 20th Prog Archives. I recall the days leading up
to the launch of the website there being a progressive rock ring that directed traffic to different Prog websites and forums. I first found Prog archives through this ring. If I recall correctly this was late 2002 or 2003 and a much smaller version was running and the original members who started this site were talking of the launch of the official site late 2003. I recall the launch of the official Prog archives late 2003 early 2004 and all of the excitement.
     The site grew quickly and became quite large at one point. There would be a lot of traffic and people to talk to. Things surely have changed. Seemed there was always a fight between the Prog metal/Dream Theater camp and the classic prog/ELP etc camp. I for one miss this. A lot of good discussions resulted. Goes to show the times were that different with several relatively new genres to progressive music.
     The new names of genres were discussed and created here with very interesting and learned people researching and contributing together inventing these names/genres.   I donít think we could squeeze a new genre out now. Seemed there was always talk of new genres then. Exciting times for progressive music. I made friends with people from across the globe as I discovered new bands from around the world. Goes to show how music unites us and can be healing.   

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Originally posted by chopper chopper wrote:

Originally posted by Syzygy Syzygy wrote:


There were several meet ups with people I met on PA in London, Brussels, The Hague, Canterbury and Carmaux. None of them turned out to be organ harvesters or serial killers, and all turned out to be interesting, well rounded individuals with impeccable taste in music and damned fine company for an evening of food, drink and rather silly behaviour.



Strangely enough, that's pretty much what my wife said when I told her I was meeting up with some people from a music forum that I'd never met before - "how do you know they're not axe murderers?".
As you say, they turned out to be interesting people, some of whom I'm still in touch with 16-17 years later, so it's about time we had another London prog curry night Chris.


Another prog curry night is an excellent idea, Alan.
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Originally posted by Atavachron Atavachron wrote:

I miss :

Jody (TheProgtologist), James (Gecko), Lee (Man Erg), Ricochet, The Whistler, Avestin, TonyR, Bob (EasyLivin), Dalezilla, Chamberry, Finnforest, Dean, and now Iain (ExttheLemming).

Anyone who's been here for a long time should check their old PMs starting back with the first ones you received or wrote.   You may see people you forgot about.



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