tried flavors of Linux but driver availability sux
Which drivers didn't you have exactly?
Linux fanboys - free tech support whether you want it or not, since 1991
My point was that 100% of you cocaine dollar funds murderous criminal gangs, whereas the same can not be said of oil.
Devils advocate - maybe <1% goes to poor subsistance farmers in Afghanistan; which might be similar to the proportion of oil money going to the friendly service station owner-operator down the street, the rest going to "murderous criminal gangs" with names like Exxon, Shell etc.
Perhaps we need a "Buy Kiwi Made Drugs" campaign? I guess we're allowed weed and, um... P.
This conversation has helped me calibrate the average age of PASers
Heh, I actually postdate Close To The Edge by 10 years. For me and a friend of mine, listening to his Dad's Yes and Pink Floyd records was our own little rebellion against the vapidity of Hansen, Spice Girls etc... of course we were too young to notice the vapidity of Tales from Topographic Oceans or Atom Heart Mother.
OTOH, it was Yes that (indirectly) started my appreciation for newer rock - the first time I heard of Radiohead was when the review of OK Computer in the Listener compared Thom Yorke's voice (favourably) with Jon Anderson's.
But anyone who shares a op-ed stable with the routinely vile Michael Laws might want to be cautious about pointing the bone of "small-minded smugness" at others
Finlay MacDonald is a diamond in the rough, but I thought anyone who shares a web forum stable with this routinely liberal, thoughtful and well-educated bunch would know that.
Fact is, there are only a handful of large-circulation print publications in this country, and they all suck more-or-less - thems the breaks.
Ah, Yes. Nothing wrong with a bit of prog rock.
Ah prog rock, concept albums - yes, they were/are great
Also: do not underestimate the power of three good musical minutes. Get in, get out, don't faff about.
Again, less is more.
OMG, PA just recapitulated the entire 70's in microcosm.
That's the problem with prog. The whimsy.
You're missing the point - prog IS whimsy (this is also what makes it a quintessentially English genre). For the exception that proves the rule, see Owner of a Lonely Heart - mortified at having recorded a straightforward rock anthem, they had the video stop dead in the middle for an extended "band morphs into wild animals" sequence.
I have listened to Rick Wakeman's concept album about the Six Wives of Henry VIII. Beat *that*.
I see your Six Wives of Henry VIII and raise you a Journey to the Centre of the Earth.
I'm actually quite fond of the oft-overlooked Relayer
Relayer, all the dying cry before you!
with all due respect
Worf (to Data): With all due respect, BEGONE! , sir.
Yeah - like the thermos flask that keeps hot things hot & cold things cold. How does it know?