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Offline Appelmoes??

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Why 'the ricochet'
« on: Mon, 2005-02-14, 16:05:41 »
Why the name 'ricochet' for this forum? I was kinda wondering, what's the link with Arena?

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Re: Why....
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 2005-02-14, 17:55:43 »
Why the name 'ricochet' for this forum? I was kinda wondering, what's the link with Arena?

Well, it's a word I learned from one of my all time favorite songs, Jigsaw by Marillion from the Fugazi album.

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I'll be seeing you again, on the ricochet
1. Gives me thrills and chills every time I hear it
2. Sounds like a cool word to me
3. Depicts something that comes back again and again, like people to this forum, or this forum to peoples' minds.

Phew....  :-\
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Offline Mark Jan

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Re: Why 'the ricochet'
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 2005-02-14, 19:13:57 »
That's a really nice passage of Jigsaw, Peter!  ;D

And to Appelmoes I'd like to say: you write 'why appelmoes, why not?' So why ricochet, why not!  ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Why 'the ricochet'
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 2005-02-14, 20:25:34 »
 :P ;)

I'm still trying to find a good replacement for my dutch personal tekst: 'Mayo is voor mietjes' and sig: 'Het is geel, soppig en niet een gemalen kanarie...'.

Hmm that last one could easely be translated... But the other just wouldn't work.

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Re: Why 'the ricochet'
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 2005-02-15, 08:14:11 »
Glad someone asked that question  ;) I really couldn't see any Arena connection with the word and did wonder whether it was Marillion inspired. Great track too - they (Marillion) don't write em like that anymore  ;D
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Re: Why 'the ricochet'
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 2005-02-16, 14:56:38 »
when i read the name, i thought of it immediatly. I also thought of a german keyboard band called tangerine dreal. One of his album is also called ricochet and it is a great one...

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Re: Why 'the ricochet'
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 2005-02-16, 15:56:04 »
Ah yes, I'd forgotten about that. From their early Krautrock era - the blue/green cover with the impacting water droplet  :) Used to own it on vinyl but sort of outgrew that kind of synth genre really (apart from one or two bands). Nostalgia eh..!! ;D
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Re: Why 'the ricochet'
« Reply #7 on: Fri, 2005-02-18, 01:57:06 »
I was wondering about this one too. I came to the (In)conclusion that it was indeed "Jigsaw" and that maybe Mick had a hand in the song and maybe it was from "The Script" sessions. I really must stop this imagination of mine.  :-[

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Re: Why 'the ricochet'
« Reply #8 on: Fri, 2005-02-18, 09:49:26 »
I used to listen to Tangerine Dream and Klaus Schulze and J-M Jarre when I was 15-17 or so, but no more. No time ;)
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Re: Why 'the ricochet'
« Reply #9 on: Sat, 2005-02-19, 20:07:47 »
I was wondering about this one too. I came to the (In)conclusion that it was indeed "Jigsaw" and that maybe Mick had a hand in the song and maybe it was from "The Script" sessions. I really must stop this imagination of mine.  :-[

Same thought ... but that's not surprising given that me and the Constable are an item!  ;)
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Re: Why 'the ricochet'
« Reply #10 on: Fri, 2005-03-11, 18:36:42 »
I used to listen to Tangerine Dream and Klaus Schulze and J-M Jarre when I was 15-17 or so, but no more. No time ;)

Klaus Schulze!   Wow ..... I'm not the only one then :)   I still play his 1975 album 'Timewind' fairly regularly.... very relaxing!

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Re: Why 'the ricochet'
« Reply #11 on: Fri, 2005-03-11, 20:32:29 »
Klaus Schulze!   Wow ..... I'm not the only one then :)   I still play his 1975 album 'Timewind' fairly regularly.... very relaxing!

Timewind, yep. Plain gorgeous. Can't listen to it in full length anymore, though.
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Re: Why 'the ricochet'
« Reply #12 on: Mon, 2005-12-19, 22:54:03 »
Maybe it's time to change the title in Why Shattered Room, Yes it was a Arena song on their latest Album, and shatroom to shattered room, there's a point (very strong maybe). Could also name it Contagion Room
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Re: Why 'the ricochet'
« Reply #13 on: Tue, 2005-12-20, 07:39:31 »
Maybe it's time to change the title in Why Shattered Room, Yes it was a Arena song on their latest Album, and shatroom to shattered room, there's a point (very strong maybe). Could also name it Contagion Room

No, not Contagion Room, the people will think that we're all ill and they won't register anymore.
It's like calling a forum 'the infected forum'.

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Re: Why 'the ricochet'
« Reply #14 on: Wed, 2005-12-21, 19:10:31 »
It's like calling a forum 'the infected forum'.
Aren't we all infected by the Arena-virus? or progressive Rock virus
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