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Originally posted by HolyMoly HolyMoly wrote:

I appreciate the fact that pretty much everyone here, regardless of political beliefs, age, or demographic, seems to feel and act like an individual with a skeptical eye towards mainstream thought.  On most other boards I've been on, there's a tendency for conformity and not questioning things.  In my experience here, everyone seems to have a sound mind of their own, as well as a mutual respect for each others' individuality.  I think that's what I like the best, and it's probably a trait of progressive rock types in general, and probably why I was attracted to the music in the first place.
 
Really? A mutual respect? I find that difficult to believe
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Originally posted by CPicard CPicard wrote:

Originally posted by TODDLER TODDLER wrote:

I like the member's fighting each other. That's much more dubious claiming than doing actual research. People can dig very deep in the skin of the adversary on this website. There is also style to their insults and personal attacks and that's a plus. When members disagree during on subject matter such as DT vs. Genesis vs. Lady Gaga or Neo-Prog vs. Hip-Hop vs. R.I.O. , I usually leave progarchives, wait for the storm to stop, return to progarchives, and compare/observe damages and casualties. You can learn from actual members who have a brain and as a result obtain vast disillusion about prog.


Fixed.

Also, this is what I believe about PA. Clown
 
Good! Now I can stop being a TODDLER and express my true colors. I come here to laugh at Jon Anderson's cosmic seasoned witch garbage.
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Originally posted by jude111 jude111 wrote:

Originally posted by mister nobody mister nobody wrote:

I love the community.

It's hard to reconcile those words with your Bernard Black avatar, LOL
No, I REALLY do. Come on, it's awesome. Wink
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Originally posted by HolyMoly HolyMoly wrote:

I appreciate the fact that pretty much everyone here, regardless of political beliefs, age, or demographic, seems to feel and act like an individual with a skeptical eye towards mainstream thought.  On most other boards I've been on, there's a tendency for conformity and not questioning things.  In my experience here, everyone seems to have a sound mind of their own, as well as a mutual respect for each others' individuality.  I think that's what I like the best, and it's probably a trait of progressive rock types in general, and probably why I was attracted to the music in the first place.


I agree with you Steve, even if one of my favourite posters doesn'tTongueLOL

The point John made about Jim's avatars is also quite valid...
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Easy - the cheerful banter and plethora of reviews that have introduced me to prog groups I never knew existed!
Welcome to the middle of the film.
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Originally posted by rdtprog rdtprog wrote:

I found on PA that virtual connections could be more real than those i have with my real friends....Wink


Simple way to change that - if possible, change 'virtual' to 'real'; I've done so on several occasions with people I first met online here. One in particular hails from Canada & my wife & I have now been on several holidays to Newfoundland with his family.

Turns out we look similar, too:


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Originally posted by Jim Garten Jim Garten wrote:


Turns out we look similar, too: 

Nah, Peter's not bad looking!Tongue
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Originally posted by TODDLER TODDLER wrote:

Originally posted by HolyMoly HolyMoly wrote:

I appreciate the fact that pretty much everyone here, regardless of political beliefs, age, or demographic, seems to feel and act like an individual with a skeptical eye towards mainstream thought.  On most other boards I've been on, there's a tendency for conformity and not questioning things.  In my experience here, everyone seems to have a sound mind of their own, as well as a mutual respect for each others' individuality.  I think that's what I like the best, and it's probably a trait of progressive rock types in general, and probably why I was attracted to the music in the first place.
 
Really? A mutual respect? I find that difficult to believe
I see what you're saying -- but despite some heated arguments that occasionally get ugly, I do believe that at the end of the day we're glad that we're all different, and wouldn't have it any other way. Doesn't mean we all have to like each other, or even treat each other with total courtesy all the time.  We're human.  That's all I'm sayin'.


Edited by HolyMoly - March 12 2013 at 11:59
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Originally posted by Easy Livin Easy Livin wrote:


Originally posted by Jim Garten Jim Garten wrote:

Turns out we look similar, too: 

Nah, Peter's not bad looking!Tongue


Git

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Originally posted by Barbu Barbu wrote:

I've already confessed, no need to confess again.


Dylan, yeah ;-)
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Originally posted by Jim Garten Jim Garten wrote:

Originally posted by rdtprog rdtprog wrote:

I found on PA that virtual connections could be more real than those i have with my real friends....Wink


Simple way to change that - if possible, change 'virtual' to 'real'; I've done so on several occasions with people I first met online here. One in particular hails from Canada & my wife & I have now been on several holidays to Newfoundland with his family.

Turns out we look similar, too:

Yes, great story and good lesson!
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Originally posted by HolyMoly HolyMoly wrote:

Originally posted by TODDLER TODDLER wrote:

Originally posted by HolyMoly HolyMoly wrote:

I appreciate the fact that pretty much everyone here, regardless of political beliefs, age, or demographic, seems to feel and act like an individual with a skeptical eye towards mainstream thought.  On most other boards I've been on, there's a tendency for conformity and not questioning things.  In my experience here, everyone seems to have a sound mind of their own, as well as a mutual respect for each others' individuality.  I think that's what I like the best, and it's probably a trait of progressive rock types in general, and probably why I was attracted to the music in the first place.
 
Really? A mutual respect? I find that difficult to believe
I see what you're saying -- but despite some heated arguments that occasionally get ugly, I do believe that at the end of the day we're glad that we're all different, and wouldn't have it any other way. Doesn't mean we all have to like each other, or even treat each other with total courtesy all the time.  We're human.  That's all I'm sayin'.
 
When I first joined there were a few members who disliked King Crimson...which is not the point or issue. I mention this because their dislike for the band was what they presented on the surface. I personally had a problem with their abundance of confidence as they stated their false claims. I would state facts about the foundation of the band which was a road painted for other bands to follow and they would disagree by saying things like...huh? What planet are you from? Where do you come up with such ideas? ..and the more harsh attacks they made I will not mention. And then it was obvious they liked YES and hated K.C. If a member on this site states facts that prove me wrong..I will say..okay..you're correct and I'm incorrect. How can you be so stupied and ignorant to not admit you are wrong..or to feel that you don't need to learn anything new based on the dream that you already know everything? and that was a problem I dealt with for a very long extensive time. I've surpassed the levels which ..I dwelt in the house of the dead for a while because of it..but in point I was rather shocked to face someone who attempted to prove that what I'd learned the whole of my life was wrong. No offense to anyone belonging to this site, just color me surprised how some individuals will disagree with what is evident in prog.
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Hi,
 
Honestly ... I don't know ... a bit of everything.
 
As a reviewer, knowing your product and what you are seeing is important ... but above all, knowing what YOUR feelings are about the film/music at hand is much more important.
 
I do my best to interpret these, despite some folks at PA not liking it. But I can say that my reviews have been used in several Film Festivals accross the world, and are in the Internet Movie Database, and I am no longer looking for "acceptance" for my views ... since they are floating ideas and comments that could change tomorrow with different circumstances and understandings. As such, a database/fan related thing will not like that kind of individuality ... but I have already come to grips with the socialistic and communistic nature of any database!
 
All the arts, fit into areas that people either love it or hate it, or want to create laws against it. I consider myself part of the group that fights the establishment for their laziness and lack of ability to even do a manicure or pedicure -- not to mention remove the stentch that comes with it -- in order to allow the person to be seen ... and appreciated.
 
PA has a lot of good, that is not organized, and in the end, this is just a database, and nothing else, and a place like Wiki, is at least making an effort to organize all the gibberish in the database, so that anyone can find things better, more efficiently, and it fills a better niche, as an information tool.
 
The sad thing about ... just a database ... is that nothing in it will be kept, or used, or saved, in due time ... and a lot of work and appreciation will get wasted, the day that someone says ... we're wasting that much hard drive space? ... and ciao baby ... but then, isn't that the nature of the internet and "information" ... and at the very least, we know the artists will outive that stuff way more and better!
 
But I am not sure that anyone can organize and improve things any more ... and no one is getting paid to do it, which is the real issue in the end! Maybe start up a subscription service and hope that folks stick to it -- but that's scary in its own right, and too many fans will leave tomorrow for a different pasture ... !!! ... that's a fan for you!
 
But there are some excellent folks here ... and I hate to see their knowledge and appreciation and work wasted here, there, or anywhere! And some of the knowledge goes even further ...


Edited by moshkito - March 13 2013 at 09:04
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Originally posted by moshkito moshkito wrote:

Hi,
 
Honestly ... I don't know ... a bit of everything.
 
As a reviewer, knowing your product and what you are seeing is important ... but above all, knowing what YOUR feelings are about the film/music at hand is much more important.
 
I do my best to interpret these, despite some folks at PA not liking it.
 
All the arts, fit into areas that people either love it or hate it, or want to create laws against it. I consider myself part of the group that fights the establishment for their laziness and lack of ability to even do a manicure or pedicure -- not to mention remove the stentch that comes with it -- in order to allow the person to be seen ... and appreciated.
 
PA has a lot of good, that is not organized, and in the end, this is just a database, and nothing else, and a place like Wiki, is at least making an effort to organize all the gibberish in the database, so that anyone can find things better, more efficiently, and it fills a better niche, as an information tool.
 
The sad thing about ... just a database ... is that nothing in it will be kept, or used, or saved, in due time ... and a lot of work and appreciation will get wasted, the day that someone says ... we're wasting that much hard drive space? ... and ciao baby ... but then, isn't that the nature of the internet and "information" ... and at the very least, we know the artists will outive that stuff way more and better!
 
But I am not sure that anyone can organize and improve things any more ... and no one is getting paid to do it, which is the real issue in the end! Maybe start up a subscription service and hope that folks stick to it -- but that's scary in its own right, and too many fans will leave tomorrow for a different pasture ... !!! ... that's a fan for you!
 
But there are some excellent folks here ... and I hate to see their knowledge and appreciation and work wasted here, there, or anywhere! And some of the knowledge goes even further ...

Once again. This is a site for  reviewing albums. It doesn't pretend to be anything more than that. It is what it is.
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Originally posted by TODDLER TODDLER wrote:

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 Good! Now I can stop being a TODDLER and express my true colors. I come here to laugh at Jon Anderson's cosmic seasoned witch garbage.
 
You heathen!!!!! You must think that Stevie Nicks is more important, or a better witch in a circle!
 
Wow!
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Originally posted by Snow Dog Snow Dog wrote:


Once again. This is a site for  reviewing albums. It doesn't pretend to be anything more than that. It is what it is.
 
Shocked...I thought this was a site for picking up women and annoying libertarians.  Oops.  Embarrassed
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Originally posted by Snow Dog Snow Dog wrote:


Once again. This is a site for  reviewing albums. It doesn't pretend to be anything more than that. It is what it is.
 
Shocked...I thought this was a site for picking up women and annoying libertarians.  Oops.  Embarrassed

Well the forum is for anything. An anarchistic free for all! (All in  the correct forum sections of  course)
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Expansion  in many ways. 

Still discovering....

and loving the discussions.  Smile
Loving newly discovered music here. :)
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Originally posted by moshkito moshkito wrote:

Originally posted by TODDLER TODDLER wrote:

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 Good! Now I can stop being a TODDLER and express my true colors. I come here to laugh at Jon Anderson's cosmic seasoned witch garbage.
 
You heathen!!!!! You must think that Stevie Nicks is more important, or a better witch in a circle!
 
Wow!
 
I tune both of them out like I do with reality T.V. You know..those YES freaks in New Jersey from the 70's who rolled their eyes, played with their hair, smoked dope, and thought for some reason or the other that Jon Anderson was about to enter their soul into Heaven or a monastery? Besides...witches are a hoax! They just bring physical harm to innocent people like misfits in gangs do today. But I suppose the word witch is an excuse to rise above all of that?
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