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    As a libertarian, I am all for eliminating income...

    As a libertarian, I am all for eliminating income tax. Please detail the "wasteful spending" that would offset the same revenue.



    Much attention but no action. Since the 70s, income inequality...
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    "The federal government has closed out its fourth...

    "The federal government has closed out its fourth straight year of trillion-dollar-plus deficits, and the imperative to rein in spending has never been greater. Because all government spending gets...
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    Cary, may I first echo Shoeman's thanks for your...

    Cary, may I first echo Shoeman's thanks for your efforts and considered thoughts. Also, I would like to apologise for not looking further into this before posting my initial reactions.

    Having read...
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    No offence but you're not exactly comparing like...

    No offence but you're not exactly comparing like with like are you? The Constitution is a document, the UN is not.




    Says who? In any case, do you really think we in the West are at risk of a...
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    I agree with Beached Male that "Anyone Else" is...

    I agree with Beached Male that "Anyone Else" is neither a great song nor an appropriate track to garner wider appeal.

    For me, the obvious single on Beautiful Friction is "Girl With No Ceiling" and...
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    Without wishing to offend anyone, I'd like to...

    Without wishing to offend anyone, I'd like to express my position on this subject (as well as my support for the comments of Jeff, musegirl, Nick & pupmunchkin).

    So, rather than ramble on myself,...
  7. Poll: Good info, thanks. I didn't know it ever made it...

    Good info, thanks. I didn't know it ever made it to CD. It's on the original UK vinyl album that I wore out my copy of back in '82. I imagine it will reappear when Steve Pariseau's downloads are...
  8. Thread: Proud!

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    I can only echo your wise words Stephen and may I...

    I can only echo your wise words Stephen and may I say it's inspirational to feel the genuine love and affection someone with your vast experience and amazing resume has for this band.

    Can I also...
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    Good stuff. I think that the longer-standing...

    Good stuff. I think that the longer-standing members still active here probably have a bunch of stuff that you or I would dearly love!

    I've been playing catch-up for the last few years and finally...
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    Keep 'em coming! :cool: Ok, with European...

    Keep 'em coming! :cool:


    Ok, with European dates imminent, here's my first stab at a dream "An Evening With The FIXX" setlist - I've had a wee think about the flow and links throughout but it...
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    I missed the opening ceremony but today, "Super...

    I missed the opening ceremony but today, "Super Saturday", was fantastic. 6 golds - makes buying all those Lottery tickets finally worthwhile! :laugh:
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    A wee piece by Adam in Modern Drummer: ...

    A wee piece by Adam in Modern Drummer:

    http://www.moderndrummer.com/site/2012/08/adam-woods-of-the-fixx/

    :tup:
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    I'll post something on this next week - bit busy...

    I'll post something on this next week - bit busy right now on ebay trying to bag a Scotty Cameron putter for my boy! :D


    One thing though - of your 25 tracks, I'd probably include about 7....
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    I'd like to 2nd that question particularly with...

    I'd like to 2nd that question particularly with respect to the comments (by Adam I think) in the 1989 radio interview from another thread wherein he said Calm Animals was about getting back to songs...
  15. Poll: Good work, mate. You'll love it! Elemental is...

    Good work, mate. You'll love it! Elemental is very good, no question, but for me HL is hands down the better disc. Freeman is an absolute classic FIXX track imo.
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    That's a good one! On Just Before Dawn, I...

    That's a good one! On Just Before Dawn, I initially heard "Europe was getting dark but, for me, it was just before dawn..."

    I started thinking it was a song about the early days and being a "cold...
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    I don't know about a "calypso" version but...

    I don't know about a "calypso" version but there's a cool version of Mayfly on Cy's solo CD of the same name.

    Remember Me When I'm Gone is on The Returning Sun - all Cy's albums are well worth...
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    Very much so, good call. Both tracks are epic and...

    Very much so, good call. Both tracks are epic and yearning and represent, for me in my 40s, a restlessness and unwillingness to settle that is not commonly expressed for the mid-to middle-aged in...
  19. Poll: "Something Ahead Of You" and "Girl With No...

    "Something Ahead Of You" and "Girl With No Ceiling".

    If I'd had only 1 choice, it would have been "Something..." definitely. It has that dramatic quality that echoes variously throughout the...
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    Ships Are Safe In Harbour

    Finally, I have managed to get the Japanese Ink CD at a decent price! :cool:

    I made a compilation CD of various tracks from Steve Pariseau's downloads but it wasn't enough - I simply had to have...
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    Do what us old-schoolers do and pick up the CD! ...

    Do what us old-schoolers do and pick up the CD! :D


    Got mine today, still digesting it but all is good. I'm hearing the full "flow" from Shuttered Room right through to Want That Life...elements...
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    That's really good stuff, many thanks. I very...

    That's really good stuff, many thanks.

    I very much like the description of the band as a "synth-pop-but-almost-prog-rock group" - I wouldn't quite put it that way myself but it does reflect well...
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    Please do post a review asap! I was going back...

    Please do post a review asap! I was going back and forward between ordering an import copy (price kept going up) or waiting for the UK release but I've gone with the import now since I JUST CAN'T...
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    Running order has changed a couple of times on...

    Running order has changed a couple of times on amazon (I listen to the samples every night lol) - is this random, anyone know?

    Anyway, the album is now up for pre-order on the UK site:
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    Wow, this is too cool! :goodie: Absolutely...

    Wow, this is too cool! :goodie:


    Absolutely LOVING tracks 1/2/5/9/10/11 and the others aren't too shabby either.


    Great mix of old and new - Rupert is ALL OVER this album! Woohoo!

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