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I tend to gravitate towards mountain biking as my favorite outdoor hobby, and going downhill fast comes with the territory.

Love mountain biking - but careful on those fast downhills!

Maybe it's because I've gravitated to extreme sport videos since I'm a rock climber, but personally, I see downhill mountain biking as next to insane. LOL. Give me a nice cliff face and rope any day over that stuff!


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I've been mountain biking several times, but never like that! That's totally insane.


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I took the path of a hobby specific name which i was slightly surprised no one already had it....The music that has stirred my soul for many decades now is Progressive Rock from the 70's. This music arose in Europe and is classically based as opposed to main stream rock based on blues. Piano plays a big role in Progressive Rock - it is for me an amazingly powerful thing that lives inside me for this. Progman


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Originally Posted by Progman
I took the path of a hobby specific name which i was slightly surprised no one already had it....The music that has stirred my soul for many decades now is Progressive Rock from the 70's. This music arose in Europe and is classically based as opposed to main stream rock based on blues. Piano plays a big role in Progressive Rock - it is for me an amazingly powerful thing that lives inside me for this. Progman

I was hoping you'd say that when I saw you had replied to this laugh

Total prog rock head here, my all-time favourite bands are the likes of Yes and Jethro Tull, and of course King Crimson and all the rest 3hearts


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Originally Posted by Progman
This music arose in Europe and is classically based as opposed to main stream rock based on blues.

I know next to nothing about rock, jazz, and contemporary music in general, but I feel I just learned something. Thanks!

BTW, is progressive rock still "a thing" these days, or has its time passed? (Asking because I know some contemporary genres, such as jazz continue to be a thing)


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This music arose in Europe and is classically based as opposed to main stream rock based on blues.

I know next to nothing about rock, jazz, and contemporary music in general, but I feel I just learned something. Thanks!

BTW, is progressive rock still "a thing" these days, or has its time passed? (Asking because I know some contemporary genres, such as jazz continue to be a thing)

There are still prog rock bands. The genre has also branched out into the likes of prog metal, which I love too. Generally, prog is one area where one finds a lot of excellent musicians, often with classical training.

One "later" example is a Norwegian band that's not very well known outside of Norway. They were basically a bunch of conservatory students who also happened to love metal and so they started a band. The singer is one of the most amazing sopranos I know (and happens to be a former classmate of my best friend, who also studied at the conservatory until an illness partly ruined her voice):

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Originally Posted by Progman
I took the path of a hobby specific name which i was slightly surprised no one already had it....The music that has stirred my soul for many decades now is Progressive Rock from the 70's. This music arose in Europe and is classically based as opposed to main stream rock based on blues. Piano plays a big role in Progressive Rock - it is for me an amazingly powerful thing that lives inside me for this. Progman


Yes, saw that in another post. Love that music, still. I saw Alan Parsons last year.

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I was hoping you'd say that when I saw you had replied to this laugh

Total prog rock head here, my all-time favourite bands are the likes of Yes and Jethro Tull, and of course King Crimson and all the rest 3hearts


And Ian Anderson / Jethro Tull a few years ago.

Great stuff! Someone else used 90125 for a username; clear Yes fan.


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Originally Posted by Sibylle
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One "later" example is a Norwegian band that's not very well known outside of Norway. They were basically a bunch of conservatory students who also happened to love metal and so they started a band. The singer is one of the most amazing sopranos I know (and happens to be a former classmate of my best friend, who also studied at the conservatory until an illness partly ruined her voice):


Beautiful!


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Great stuff! Someone else used 90125 for a username; clear Yes fan.

You're going to crack up, but when I first saw 90125's handle, I thought it was in reference to a TV show about some kids in Beverly Hills years ago. blush

(I'm so not up on popular culture / contemporary music blush )


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As we're on the subject, here's one off of 90125. Not the most popular, but classic progressive rock. Give it a listen.



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"Changes" is great from that album, too. I love all of Yes - they *are* my all-time favourite band - but the best of Yes all happened in the 70s, in my humble opinion. The likes of Close To The Edge (the entire album), Gates of Delirium or Awaken are just beyond anything I've seen in rock music. Gods, I do love them. No musician death ever hit me as hard as Chris Squire's a few years ago.


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My brother-in-law (a person that I love. I'm not close to much people in my family, but I share a lot with my brother-in-law and I always enjoy time with him) is a big fan of prog music too. He never introduced me to it, though, so I don't really know what it is.

When I'm not listening to classical, I'm mostly into metal. Particularly power metal and symphonic metal (I'm not a fan of the grunting, so death metal is not my thing). Epica is the band I've listen to the most. One of their piece sounds like Pirate of the Carrabean soundtrack. laugh


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Originally Posted by CadenzaVvi
My brother-in-law (a person that I love. I'm not close to much people in my family, but I share a lot with my brother-in-law and I always enjoy time with him) is a big fan of prog music too. He never introduced me to it, though, so I don't really know what it is.

When I'm not listening to classical, I'm mostly into metal. Particularly power metal and symphonic metal (I'm not a fan of the grunting, so death metal is not my thing). Epica is the band I've listen to the most. One of their piece sounds like Pirate of the Carrabean soundtrack. laugh


I don't listen to much metal, but do love Metallica's Black Album.



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Originally Posted by Sibylle
"Changes" is great from that album, too. I love all of Yes - they *are* my all-time favourite band - but the best of Yes all happened in the 70s, in my humble opinion. The likes of Close To The Edge (the entire album), Gates of Delirium or Awaken are just beyond anything I've seen in rock music. Gods, I do love them. No musician death ever hit me as hard as Chris Squire's a few years ago.

Chris Squire was an awesome bassist!

As a recovering drummer, I think Bill Bruford's work on "Fragile" is some of the best I've ever heard.

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Wow, nice to see such energy here on Prog Rock - I looked in the Non-Classical Pianists sub-forum but did not see much prog there. Thankfully, my teacher loves Keith Emerson! Progressive, like regular rock and roll, will go on forever it seems. I will point out that there are now quite a few you tube videos of Orchestral performances of various progressive rock music. And there is also the case of Pianist Rachel Flowers - incredibly gifted, she favors Keith Emerson's work.




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Originally Posted by Progman
Wow, nice to see such energy here on Prog Rock - I looked in the Non-Classical Pianists sub-forum but did not see much prog there. Thankfully, my teacher loves Keith Emerson! Progressive, like regular rock and roll, will go on forever it seems. I will point out that there are now quite a few you tube videos of Orchestral performances of various progressive rock music. And there is also the case of Pianist Rachel Flowers - incredibly gifted, she favors Keith Emerson's work.


That's remarkable, to play that entire thing from memory.


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Mine is pretty simple - Colorado is where I live and Mac has been my nick name since childhood.

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Love mountain biking - but careful on those fast downhills!

Maybe it's because I've gravitated to extreme sport videos since I'm a rock climber, but personally, I see downhill mountain biking as next to insane. LOL. Give me a nice cliff face and rope any day over that stuff!


Great video, but you may be crediting me with way more confidence than I actually deserve laugh

Also, Tyrone: Trad or sport? Placing gear scares me far more than the mostly-tame downhills in my part of the world!


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Also, Tyrone: Trad or sport? Placing gear scares me far more than the mostly-tame downhills in my part of the world!



You guys don't even know what challenging or dangerous is - you ought to try shooting trap sometime - you just never know when a sudden gust of wind is going to play havoc with the path of one of those nasty launched orange targets and spin it back towards one's self at breakneck speed, heading directly towards one with only a double-barreled shotgun to protect oneself eek shocked laugh


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Love mountain biking - but careful on those fast downhills!

Maybe it's because I've gravitated to extreme sport videos since I'm a rock climber, but personally, I see downhill mountain biking as next to insane. LOL. Give me a nice cliff face and rope any day over that stuff!


Great video, but you may be crediting me with way more confidence than I actually deserve laugh

OK. Even the baby version of that video will be too much for me laugh There are some things I won't do, and that is one. Another is hanggliding. smile I had a friend ask me, "Why are you willing to skydive but not to hangglide?" My response- because parachutes are designed to carry you safely to the ground! wink

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Also, Tyrone: Trad or sport?

I started trad in Yosemite Valley - I knew the old Camp 4 well. You're going to laugh but similar to absolute beginners starting with a Chopin études as their first piece ever (usually, courtesy of Synthesia wink ), my first real multi-pitch climb was Lost Arrow Spire. I think my friend and I should have silk screened some shirts afterwards with the words: "Climbed Lost Arrow Spire and Lived to Tell About It!" eek The trad days are over, it's no longer fitting with the climbing aesthetic, I have a family :), but I still have a ton of trad gear including a bivvy ledge (although no bivvy ledge companion as in that linked photo! laugh ), and none of it would I ever dare use again - climbing equipment ages. So it's entirely sport for me, and I've been on a long hiatus since breaking over a dozen bones getting hit by a car when I was on my sport bike - so long that I've been musing just hanging up my climbing shoes for good and just sticking with the piano. Besides there were a few times, besides the motorcycle accident, when I came close to losing a finger, including once on ice, and that would really put a crimp on piano playing. So maybe it's all for the best if I just call it all quits. My wife would be happier - she's already forbid me from replacing my motorcycle. mad

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Placing gear scares me far more than the mostly-tame downhills in my part of the world!

Well, that depends on the quality of the rock, right? I have no problems placing gear on granite, but sometimes you encounter flaky junk... Then it gets bad. Of course, there sometimes is no place to place anything and no bolts. I remember one 25m runout on a 5.6 face. When I asked why there was not a single bolt protecting the face, the response I got from a local was: "It's a 5.6 dude." smirk grin In a case like that, a rope is even useless as you'll often take a grounder anyways if you fall.


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