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I commented in a commonmass diary a few Sundays ago.  Caused me to remember that the first conversation I ever had on dKos was with himself.  At the time, I did not admit to hijacking his uid, but, whatever, I've fessed up since.  

Anyhow, the topic?  The band Yes and a first concert loooonnnggg ago.

In celebration of my reinvigorated brain cells and of the Nups, a recap as way of thank you for making my first interaction an encouraging experience.

BTW, you ever try to get back to your first comment?  Painful...


Yes reached their creative peak in the progressive genre when most notably Anderson, Squire, Howe, Bruford, White, and keyboardist Rick Wakeman were part of the band's line-ups, and produced what many critics consider their finest works: The Yes Album, Fragile (both in 1971), Close to the Edge (1972), Tales from Topographic Oceans (1973), Relayer (1974) and Going for the One (1977).

Thu Aug 18, 2011

YES  Boston Garden 1972

Yes Boston Garden 1972 (15+ / 0-)
Close to the edge...down by the river

The stage looked like the album cover!

Listen, strange women lyin' in ponds distributin' swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony.

by EdMass on Thu Aug 18, 2011 at 10:43:47 PM EDT

 The very first public event I attended (7+ / 0-)
was at the old Boston Garden: it was my father's graduation from Northeastern. In 1969. I was two months old.

Capitalism may be our enemy, but it is also our teacher. --V.I. Lenin

by commonmass on Thu Aug 18, 2011 at 10:51:14 PM EDT

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ouch (5+ / 0-)
guess tokin was out the question?

by EdMass on Thu Aug 18, 2011 at 11:01:17 PM EDT

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 Don't worry. I did enough of that in college (5+ / 0-)
to last me a lifetime. But I think my dad was high that afternoon.

Speaking of Boston, I have a gig there this weekend. Haven't been down there from Maine in a long time. Even better, it's in JP, my old neighborhood. I know I am going to get all nostalgic and not want to come back to Portland.

by commonmass on Thu Aug 18, 2011 at 11:04:44 PM EDT

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 How did you know (5+ / 0-)
I took the T from JP to the concert?  

by EdMass on Thu Aug 18, 2011 at 11:06:53 PM EDT

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Why I didn't!!! (1+ / 0-)
I used to live on Borroughs Street, between Centre St. and the Jway.

by commonmass on Thu Aug 18, 2011 at 11:08:40 PM EDT

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 Sometimes, I miss slumming at the Galway House. (1+ / 0-)
Don't ask.

by commonmass on Thu Aug 18, 2011 at 11:09:50 PM EDT

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Roundabout - Live Acoustic

And You & I

Close to the Edge 1972

We've come in search of America

Owner of a Lonely Heart

Close to the edge, down by the river.
Down at the end, round by the corner.
Seasons will pass you by,
Now that it's all over and done,
Called to the seed, right to the sun.
Now that you find, now that you're whole.
Seasons will pass you by,
I get up, I get down.
I get up, I get down.
I get up, I get down.
I get up.

Originally posted to EdMass on Sat Feb 02, 2013 at 03:10 PM PST.

Also republished by DKOMA and An Ear for Music.

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