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05-12-2015, 05:58 AM   #1
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Zen, sake and prog rock in middle age

Saying hi from Japan. Although I am an older guy I have only just recently got into DSLR photography. Bought my first Pentax, a K30, abut 18 months ago. Like nothing better than putting on the MP3, listening to some Yes or Zappa and wondering the streets in search of zen, sake and perhaps a couple of photos! I have managed to start a small collection of lenses including DA21, DA35 2.4, DA50 1.8 and a SIgma 17-50 2.8. Love the Sig but it can be a bit cumbersome at times so I often just have one of the primes on the camera. I seem to use the DA35 the most.

In terms of photography I love the work of Moriyama Daido.

Looking forward to chatting with you guys

I have a Flickr page - not sure where to put this on my profile so I'll just post it here in case anyone is interested.

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https://www.flickr.com/photos/jamstairs/


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05-12-2015, 06:15 AM   #2
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We must be from the same "Era " !!

Welcome aboard ... you certainly will enjoy this with lots of great members, ideas and .... of course: Pictures !

JP

BTW.: I have just checked your Flickr pictures: very nice images from your country.
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Thanks for the welcome and the kind words JP. Glad to hear there is someone else here from the same era
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Welcome to the forum, I'm pleased to say that you must be even older than me, but unfortunately not by much.

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Thanks for the welcome Kerrowdown. I see you are in the Highlands - one of the most beautiful places in the world!
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welcome aboard! Pink Floyd for me preferably pre-darkside stuff
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QuoteOriginally posted by Aaron28 Quote
welcome aboard! Pink Floyd for me preferably pre-darkside stuff
Year of Woodstock - 1969 - and this across the pond:

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wonderful! the album that bought me back to music and my love for early Pink Floyd! grand chester meadows, the narrow way and the entire live side of the album posted

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Thanks for the welcome Aaron I know what you mean about the pre-Dark Side stuff. For me I would stretch it to include Wish You Were Here, my first Floyd album, and I also have a soft spot for Animals . and nice post by JP. I haven't seen these guys before but they certainly nailed that. If you are into cover stuff check out the Pink Floyd Tribute band - these guys are outstanding.
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Welcome aboard!
I haven't developed a taste for sake, but for zen I practice Kyudo and for prog rock I lean more toward modern exponents like Muse and Karnivool. I confess to a big Floyd soft spot though - DSOTM, WYWH and The Wall are masterpieces, and I saw Roger Waters perform the latter a few years ago.
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Aln, Welcome, I enjoyed your photos, as I have visited Japan quite a few times.
In your honor, I started "Frank Zappa Radio" on my Pandora.
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Welcome to the forum.

My prog rock tastes favor the mid-career work by bands. King Crimson's 1980s and early 90s stuff with Belew, Levin, of course Fripp, and other rotating members. Genesis as a 4 piece band (after Gabriel though still with Hackett) was near perfect but that configuration only lasted 2 albums. Plenty of others, too.
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QuoteOriginally posted by DeadJohn Quote
Genesis as a 4 piece band (after Gabriel though still with Hackett) was near perfect but that configuration only lasted 2 albums.
"A Trick of the Tail" and "Selling England by the Pound" are my favourites. I think Peter Gabriel was still in the band then.
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Well, I prefer The Moody Blues to Yes and Bowie to Zappa, drink Coke rather than Saki, but otherwise I getcha, smile.. Hullo!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Sandy Hancock Quote
"A Trick of the Tail" and "Selling England by the Pound" are my favourites. I think Peter Gabriel was still in the band then.
Selling England by the Pound
The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
[Peter Gabriel leaves]
A Trick of the Tail
Wind & Wuthering
[Steve Hackett leaves]
And Then There Were Three

IMO Peter Gabriel had 2 shortcomings in Genesis - he sometimes seemed more interested in being avant-garde than in being a musician, and due to shyness hid behind costumes that threatened to overshadow the music - issues that vanished as he matured. Much of his solo work is genius.

The core of Genesis for me is the songwriting of Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford. Hackett is a vastly better guitarist than Rutherford, though, and he adds a lot to the Trick and Wind albums.

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QuoteOriginally posted by magkelly Quote
...Bowie...
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