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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

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).
TOP COMMENTS: FIRST ROCK CONCERT EDITION

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 equalitymaine.org

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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  •  Tip Jar (7+ / 0-)

    "When you're wounded and left on Afghanistan's plains, And the women come out to cut up what remains, Jest roll to your rifle and blow out your brains An' go to your Gawd like a soldier." Rudyard Kipling

    by EdMass on Sat Feb 02, 2013 at 03:10:40 PM PST

  •  I listened to "The Big Medly" from (2+ / 0-)
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    Dave in Northridge, EdMass

    "The Word is Live" on my way home yesterday.

    Also today we went to the Toyota Kids Symphony series at Disney Concert Hall.
    The LA Phil performed the finale to Stravinsky's Firebird Suite.  So, I was singing "And You and I" all the way
    home.

    The last show was all about Firebird and I one expected Yes to start at many points in the show.

    Great diary. Good vibes.
    Thank you.

    Take back the House in 2014!!!! ( 50-state strategy needed)

    by mungley on Sat Feb 02, 2013 at 03:18:46 PM PST

  •  :) (3+ / 0-)
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    Dave in Northridge, EdMass, rockhound

    I am not sure if your diary is about Yes or about your first comment.

    Here is mine:

    Children's imaginations can still be sparked (1+ / 0-)

    Today's kids are not so different -- they will continue to explore.  I remember a day in July 2009, watching with excitement, with 7 children 11 years old and younger. It was one of the last launches of a U.S. space shuttle.  The children erupted with joy when the shuttle went up.

    As long as we have children whose natural curiosity is not stifled, we will find more...

    by Melanie in IA on Tue Mar 29, 2011 at 01:39:58 PM CDT

    Almost 2 years membership here. And a lot of my most fun comment threads have included commonmass. :)
  •  well, YES (2+ / 0-)
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    Melanie in IA, EdMass

    and all I have to add is this:

    -7.75, -8.10; . . . Seneca Falls, Selma and Stonewall (h/t cooper888)

    by Dave in Northridge on Sat Feb 02, 2013 at 03:53:22 PM PST

  •  YES! (1+ / 0-)
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    rockhound

    In my travels, I've hung around with a few good people. Alan White is one of the good ones.
    Don't forget to FB Yes, and Alan.

    "The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced." -Zappa My Site

    by meagert on Sat Feb 02, 2013 at 04:40:18 PM PST

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