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by LarryD
Thu May 25, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Quick Thoughts on Some Recent Purchases
Replies: 4
Views: 131

Re: Quick Thoughts on Some Recent Purchases

Labyrinth "Architecture of a God" - With the addition of Oleg Smirnoff and John MacAluso, I had high expectations for this disc, and while it doesn't disappoint it also doesn't "WOW" me like I would have hoped. Everything on here is rock solid; great performances all around, the...
by LarryD
Wed May 24, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: PM: Pub
Topic: Scary movies coming out in 2017 ?
Replies: 4
Views: 51

Re: Scary movies coming out in 2017 ?

Scary movies are rarely, if ever, my cup of tea. I'll take a good Alien movie now and again, but that's about as far as it goes. ***Me too ... I'm not a huge fan of horror. Every now and then we like to watch a GOOD scary movie, and there are hardly any really good ones .... most of the time we wil...
by LarryD
Wed May 24, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Ayreon video
Replies: 30
Views: 1810

Re: New Ayreon video

Now that this disc has been out for a couple weeks, anyone have any thoughts on the full album? It's been pretty quiet around here on most of the new releases.... I have mine waiting to be opened still.... Hopefully this weekend as we have a road trip down to Tennessee. ***I said the same exact thi...
by LarryD
Tue May 23, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: I "might" have to go digital soon .... need some ideas.
Replies: 20
Views: 352

Re: I "might" have to go digital soon .... need some ideas.

Gaetan --

That response was awesome ...... need some more time to actually address those suggestions, and I will for sure........ that explanation was incredible and shows the passion you have for the music as well --

Thanks for posting that - I'll respond to it soon .........
by LarryD
Tue May 23, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: I "might" have to go digital soon .... need some ideas.
Replies: 20
Views: 352

Re: I "might" have to go digital soon .... need some ideas.

I really don't have anything techy or even really insightful to add except an alternative. Maybe sell off a few or more. My criteria when I did this a while back was if I hadn't played it in five years and I have no interest in saying it today...outahere! The seagates are great, but it would be a f...
by LarryD
Tue May 23, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: PM: Pub
Topic: Scary movies coming out in 2017 ?
Replies: 4
Views: 51

Re: Scary movies coming out in 2017 ?

The Dark Tower - based off the Steven King novel, it looked bad ass until they used the word "gun slinger" which is he who hunts the devil. Good series of books, but this is definitely not "scary" by any means. It's much more of a cross-over genre piece (sci-fi, western, action,...
by LarryD
Tue May 23, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Abydos - a retrospective appreciation
Replies: 9
Views: 297

Re: Abydos - a retrospective appreciation

After one pass in my car of this disc, I was a little underwhelmed. I wasn't expecting Vanden Plas, but I wasn't expecting this .... I don't find the melodies as catchy as VP, and Andy doesn't sound too "excited" as he does on the VP discs. It's as though the music isn't powerful enough fo...
by LarryD
Tue May 23, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: I "might" have to go digital soon .... need some ideas.
Replies: 20
Views: 352

Re: I "might" have to go digital soon .... need some ideas.

All good ideas ---- so my next question is: What is the best way to play the music from a PC ? Unlike Sparky (sorry bro), I've got the purist gene. I've got excellent sound systems and pulling me away from my beloved Marantz and Onkyo dedicated CD players won't be easy. My laptop is not bluetooth ca...
by LarryD
Tue May 23, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: I "might" have to go digital soon .... need some ideas.
Replies: 20
Views: 352

Re: I "might" have to go digital soon .... need some ideas.

....and another dinosaur gradually falls by the wayside. Alas, I still cannot bring myself to make the switch. Instead, I redesigned my media cabinets to be "double deep" if you will, but putting hinged doors on the front that serve as additional shelves, essentially doubling the capacity...
by LarryD
Tue May 23, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: PM: Pub
Topic: Scary movies coming out in 2017 ?
Replies: 4
Views: 51

Scary movies coming out in 2017 ?

For those of who like me that are scared of horror movies, but like really good ones, go on you Tube and check out the "most scariest movies coming in 2017" ....... Some of the trailers that blew my mind and scared me for the complete 2 min it was on .......... It Comes at Night - this loo...
by LarryD
Tue May 23, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: PM: Pub
Topic: To all of those whining about the AHCA
Replies: 2
Views: 132

Re: To all of those whining about the AHCA

That went right over my head so I shouldn't be commenting at all about it .......... :?:
by LarryD
Tue May 23, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: I "might" have to go digital soon .... need some ideas.
Replies: 20
Views: 352

I "might" have to go digital soon .... need some ideas.

Ok folks - this is the annual " I'm going digital " post that lots of people make from time to time .... while I enjoy reading them, I am a dinosaur and I like CDs. The problem is, I've reached capacity here in the house, I'm facing a move out of state in my future, and it may be time for ...
by LarryD
Tue May 23, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: JD MILLER - World War X
Replies: 4
Views: 182

Re: JD MILLER - World War X

I tried both of those videos, and then I went on to check out their other stuff on You Tube ....... at first I wasn't sure what type of music they play, lots of it sounded like heavy melodic metal, but then I heard those poppy AoR choruses and figured that they are a heavy AoR band ? Very simplistic...
by LarryD
Wed May 17, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Abydos - a retrospective appreciation
Replies: 9
Views: 297

Re: Abydos - a retrospective appreciation

outprogged42 wrote:
LarryD wrote:I actually found a used copy out there for $9.00, so I'm good to go and looking forward to it ........... thanks a bunch for the scoop.


For this album, that price is an absolute steal. Nab it before you can say Bob's your uncle.



***Nabbed. :wink:
by LarryD
Tue May 16, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Abydos - a retrospective appreciation
Replies: 9
Views: 297

Re: Abydos - a retrospective appreciation

I actually found a used copy out there for $9.00, so I'm good to go and looking forward to it ........... thanks a bunch for the scoop.
by LarryD
Tue May 16, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Abydos - a retrospective appreciation
Replies: 9
Views: 297

Re: Abydos - a retrospective appreciation

I need to snag a copy of this if I can find it..........of all the people who love Andy's vocals, I'm ashamed to admit I never bought a copy........
by LarryD
Sun May 14, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Pendragon drummer Scott Higham out of band .....
Replies: 3
Views: 159

Re: Pendragon drummer Scott Higham out of band .....

Thanks for the heads up on this.........answered my question. I should know this stuff being that Pendragon is one of my fave, I just assumed that Scott Higham was in, fit well, and would be there for awhile........
by LarryD
Sun May 14, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Vanden Plas / The Seraphic Live Works - finally !
Replies: 3
Views: 175

Re: Vanden Plas / The Seraphic Live Works - finally !

Whoever did the audio \ video recording for this DVD gets a pat on the back and a double thumbs up....... This is one of the best looking \ sounding DVD shows to come out of PP, maybe even the best........ Now I'm not speaking of the camera shots, as there are virtually no shots of us (the crowd) an...
by LarryD
Fri May 12, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Pendragon drummer Scott Higham out of band .....
Replies: 3
Views: 159

Pendragon drummer Scott Higham out of band .....

Watching the new Pendragon DVD - the 20th anniversary show of The Masquerade Overture and I see that Scott Higham (Pure, Passion) is out of the band ........ they list Craig Blundell as the new drummer, but this guy on the DVD doesn't look like him either........ I guess Pendragon has some trouble k...
by LarryD
Fri May 12, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Vanden Plas / The Seraphic Live Works - finally !
Replies: 3
Views: 175

Re: Vanden Plas / The Seraphic Live Works - finally !

And for the record - Andy Kuntz is my God. :mrgreen:
by LarryD
Fri May 12, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Vanden Plas / The Seraphic Live Works - finally !
Replies: 3
Views: 175

Vanden Plas / The Seraphic Live Works - finally !

Got home from work today to find a package in my mailbox from The Lasers Edge - here is the sequence: Placed order online with The Lasers Edge - Hit SUBMIT after giving my credit card info - Blinked - The package was on my doorstep. And I mean it. Dropped my gear and headed for the bluray player and...
by LarryD
Wed May 10, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Vanden Plas & Pendragon DVDs at The Lasers Edge......
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Re: Vanden Plas & Pendragon DVDs at The Lasers Edge......

Huge fan of Vanden Plas and I'll be getting the DVD as well. Only complaint is why release a show that's 6 years old?? I know they've done shows this past year. Why not record/release something a bit newer like this: https://m.youtube.com/results?q=vanden%20plas%20the%20seraphic%20live%20works&...
by LarryD
Wed May 10, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Vanden Plas & Pendragon DVDs at The Lasers Edge......
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Vanden Plas & Pendragon DVDs at The Lasers Edge......

Hey folks --- Just checked out stock at The Lasers Edge and the Pendragon (20th Anniversary The Masquerade Overture) and Vanden Plas (Live at Prog Power) are now in stock !!!!! Ordered mine already ..... cannot wait for these shows. Also ordered Ayreon / The Source while I was at it ............. Mu...
by LarryD
Sat May 06, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Geoff Tate / The Whole Story Acoustic Tour ........
Replies: 1
Views: 169

Geoff Tate / The Whole Story Acoustic Tour ........

If I hadn't seen it- listened to it - and enjoyed the entire show, I would have never believed it. Found this show on You Tube somehow and I was in awe from the start of the show to the very end and didn't want it to end. 30 years of Queensryche songs done acoustically in 2 hrs. Absolutely fantastic...
by LarryD
Wed May 03, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Johan Hallgren returns to PoS!
Replies: 11
Views: 425

Re: Johan Hallgren returns to PoS!

Sparky wrote:QR, after Promised Land, never made a The Passing Light of Day (OR A SCARSICK YOU DUM-DUMS). :D


***Thankfully ....... :lol:
by LarryD
Wed May 03, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Johan Hallgren returns to PoS!
Replies: 11
Views: 425

Re: Johan Hallgren returns to PoS!

I don't think it's a matter of being a tough crowd -- but rather a realistic one. Personally, I don't think bringing back Johan is going to make a difference either way....... While I won't speak directly for the masses, I'm guessing that Pain of Salvation was the equivalent to loyal fans as the fat...
by LarryD
Mon May 01, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Saga - Network
Replies: 6
Views: 254

Re: Saga - Network

Gaetan --

No go on Generation 13 ? Not proggy enough or you didn't like it ?
by LarryD
Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: End of the Dream - Until You Break...
Replies: 3
Views: 300

Re: End of the Dream - Until You Break...

I'm all over this -- one of the last of the really good Goth bands imo .........
by LarryD
Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Haken Fall 2017 US Tour Dates
Replies: 9
Views: 489

Re: Haken Fall 2017 US Tour Dates

True......as that would never happen to me here with any band........ I was saving Visions for Prog Power as that is a special show for me........ Todd says they are not doing the Visions thing on that part of the tour, so it looks like Haken twice in a weeks for me !!-!!!!-
by LarryD
Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Haken Fall 2017 US Tour Dates
Replies: 9
Views: 489

Re: Haken Fall 2017 US Tour Dates

So here is my problem...... They are coming to Boston Aug 27th...... Where in the hell is the Brighton Music Hall ??? I'll find it......but the real issue is that they play Visions the following week at PP and I'm psyched up for that....... Don't want to spoil the surprise if u know what I mean........
by LarryD
Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Happy Anniversary to us !!!! Well, sort of ......
Replies: 34
Views: 1454

Re: Happy Anniversary to us !!!! Well, sort of ......

T'ski wrote:I'm glad I found this place back in the 90's as well. My wallet on the other hand....



***Don't feel bad -- a long time ago I took out a 2nd mortgage on my house just for The Lasers Edge ......I think that was back in the early 2000s ...... I'm still paying it off....... :?
by LarryD
Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Happy Anniversary to us !!!! Well, sort of ......
Replies: 34
Views: 1454

Happy Anniversary to us !!!! Well, sort of ......

We are 3 days past our 13th anniversary of this board........ somehow I miscalculated and well, he we are !!!!! As most of you know we started this board way back in the 90's, and the reason was to promote Progressive music around the world and get it out to to masses, which I feel all of us have do...
by LarryD
Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Some discs from the past - the test of time ?
Replies: 13
Views: 725

Re: Some discs from the past - the test of time ?

Jay -- I'm going to be putting up a lot of these posts in the future ....... I'm going through my collection and picking out things I haven't touched in years and I'm putting them on the CD player to see what happens ....... You're right on the money with your comments on the bands ........although ...
by LarryD
Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Great show from Evanescence here........2016 New York
Replies: 0
Views: 167

Great show from Evanescence here........2016 New York

Any Evanescence fans still out there ?? Here is a great show from Amy and co. in New York 2016 ...... it's a Live Nation show filmed in HD and it's excellent !!!! Think that Amy has lost the pipes ? Nope. Great show........ the drummer is a spectacle........ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BPFv3ATCCA
by LarryD
Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Some discs from the past - the test of time ?
Replies: 13
Views: 725

Re: Some discs from the past - the test of time ?

Hearing Aid Man wrote:
***Thanks bro -- you ever use them before ? $5.00 is awesome for that disc.


Excellent vendor just like that place out in NJ. They run a handful of $5 overstock CD's each week on Wednesdays, but often pull titles from the list once they move a few.


***Thanks a bunch !!!!!!

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