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Styx – Grand Illusion

Styx is releasing a new box set of their oldies…

8-disc vinyl pack features releases from 1975 to 1984

A box set containing eight Styx albums on heavyweight 180g vinyl is to be released on July 17.

The A&M Years 1975-1984 will be issued by USM and features the studio albums Equinox (1975), Crystal Ball (1976), The Grand Illusion (1977), Pieces Of Eight (1978), Cornerstone (1979), Paradise Theatre (1981) and Kilroy Was Here (1983), along with 1984 double live album Caught In The Act.

Last month, Styx mainman Tommy Shaw insisted they wouldn’t be rushed into recording a new album, despite saying they had “stuff in the works.”

He said: “I’m writing some stuff for what will be more like an Americana solo album. We’re also working on some new Styx music – just taking our time with it. We don’t really have any plans to release an album, but there’s stuff in the works.”

They released Styx Live At The Orleans Arena Las Vegas in May on DVD and are currently on tour.

What’s on your mind tonite…?

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    Aloha, LN pups…!

    https://youtu.be/CDM6v1XhWEg

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    Aloha, cmk…! That’s interesting…!

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  • Chris Maukonen

    Isn’t it though

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  • Chris Maukonen

    Well I say Over kill or be over killed.

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  • Andy_Lewis

    Flotillas of hatred, we’re caught in the matrix
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=us3T__PmUgc

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    Ban urges Israel to safeguard lives of children

    UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urged Israel on Thursday to protect
    the lives of Palestinian children, who bore the brunt of last year’s
    military operations in Gaza.

    “Last year was one of the worst in recent memory for children in countries affected by conflict,” the UN leader said, adding he is “deeply alarmed at the suffering of so many children as a result of Israeli military operations in Gaza last year.”

    He made his remarks as the UN issued a new report highlighting what Ban
    called “unprecedented challenges for children in conflict zones around
    the world.”

    The UN leader said that last year was particularly lethal for children in Gaza, where more than 500 perished.

    The United Nations has accused the Israeli army of being responsible for
    strikes on buildings where civilians were sheltering during the
    conflict.

    At the height of the Gaza conflict, some 300 000
    displaced Palestinians were sheltering in some 91 UN schools, several of
    which were hit by Israeli strikes.”I urge Israel to take
    concrete and immediate steps, including by reviewing existing policies
    and practices, to protect and prevent the killing and maiming of
    children, and to respect the special protections afforded to schools and
    hospitals,” the UN leader said

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  • bigbrother

    Hi Tut so the Isrealis are. taking over FDL late night. The Nazis my family fought and died while liberating europe are showing up again. Sadly the Isrealis are using many of the same sadistic ans imoral methods to achieve control of Palestine. Millions lost their lives or limbs defending justice.
    I wish they would all take the Pope’s advise. Peace Save the planet and stop the hostilities.

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    Aloha, bb…! Just scroll along…! 😉

  • bigbrother

    President Obama reminded us that we are the only “Advanced country” that has the high murder rate and gun violence. RIP For the victims in Chareston.

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    He’s right and it’s pathetic that we refuse to do anything about it…!

  • bigbrother

    Scroll the troll!

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  • Andy_Lewis

    Millions lost their lives or limbs defending justice.

    Not hardly .

    And they weren’t defending justice, they were out to kill the Jews.

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    With one out of every 122 people on the planet a refugee…

    https://youtu.be/GI7cItfuY1w

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  • Pluto

    I’ve come to believe in democracy. (better late than never.) I see the exquisite poetic justice in it. This is what Americans want. And, rightfully so, they are regarded by law enforcement as enemy combatants: Armed and potentially lethal.

    https://img.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/files/2015/06/ljkdgjzga0-ljbmnwptkvg.png

    The US is now the only country in the world (after the fall of Yemen) where handguns are a “right” and not a “privilege,” Also, the only country where handguns are allowed to be carried beyond one’s property line.

    Thus, Americans are getting the country and society that they so very richly deserve. Who could ask for more?

    There’s a stats page in WAPO today:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/06/18/5-charts-show-the-stubborn-persistence-of-american-hate-crime/?tid=pm_business_pop_b

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  • Pluto

    When I started following this, there were 7 nations that constitutionally defined guns as a “right.”

    Now there is only one. The rest are failed states, Yemen most recently.

    After WWII, there were 17 nations with constitutional gun rights. But, now all nations of the world have 21st century constitutions, except the US, which still has a slave-owners constitution.

  • Pluto

    The Greece situation is a geopolitical oracle.

    Did you know that Greece was one of the first nations to join NATO? Back in 1952. It also has one of the most geopolitically significant locations, in the world. And now, Russia’s gas for Europe will be rerouted away from Ukraine, carried by Russia’s new major pipeline (the Turkish Stream) to Greece, making Greece the distribution center for energy in Europe.

    https://freeman-pedia.wikispaces.com/file/view/Phoenicia%20Greece%20Map.jpg/442925054/800×589/Phoenicia%20Greece%20Map.jpg

    Look. There’s Crimea on the right. This makes Greece an ideal location for Russian shipping and expanded military docking. There may soon be an empty NATO base for rent in Greece.

    I am mystified by the self-destructive spectacle of the State Department imbeciles who precipitated the Ukraine catastrophe — they singlehandedly gave Russia and China the boost they needed to kill the Petrodollar, launch the rise of Eurasia, and map the pipelines, transportation, and land-based trade of the future, while at the same time they caused a deep recession across Europe from the ridiculous sanctions against Russia that backfired on them. In killing the Petrodollar dead, the US State Department will have caused the early demise of the US Dollar, which is increasingly shunned in trade. But now, they’ve actually outdone themselves. The Neocons and neoliberal bankers are essentially handing Greece over to Russia, so it can become part of the BRICS and the geopolitical center of the entire Eastern Hemisphere.

    The situation between Greece and its creditors has deteriorated meaningfully. Athens is now reportedly set to delay a June 30 IMF payment for six months and faces the imposition of capital controls over what could end up being a “Lehman Weekend.” With his back against the wall, and with Syriza party hardliners apparently no closer to backing concessions, Tsipras looks set to once again play the ‘Russian pivot” card because as Kathimerini reports, a “working meeting” between the Greek PM and Russian President Vladimir Putin is now scheduled for Friday in St. Petersburg:

    Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is due to travel to Saint Petersburg on Friday to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the state-run Athens-Macedonian News Agency (AMNA) quoted Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov as saying on Tuesday.

    The Kremlin spokesman did not reveal what the two men would be talking about.

    If we had to venture a guess, the two leaders will be talking about options for Russian aid in the event the relationship between Athens and Brussels continues to deteriorate in the coming weeks.

    There are a number of possibilities, including a multibillion euro advance on Greece’s Turkish Stream revenue and the arrangement of a loan from the BRICS bank. Note that this is a perfect time for Greece to explore the BRICS option. As we’ve noted on serveral occasions, Russia has invited Greece to join and reports indicate Athens could be eligible for a loan immediately and would be allowed to tender its paid in capital in installments to ease the financial burden of joining. Further, Russia will host this year’s BRICS summit in Ulfa on July 8-9 where the $100 billion bank will officially be launched along with a $100 billion currency reserve, meaning Greece could serve as a kind of pilot project for the new fund.

    Make note of this. This is how zombie Empires behave on the world stage. Eating their own brainzzzz.

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    Missing the target, forgetting the point, forgetting the profession

    My main concern in asking colleagues to co-author the open letter,
    after the first 10 days of Israel’s attacks on Gaza last summer, was to
    draw attention to what was the predictable great loss of civilians lives
    and damage to health in the already fragile situation that the
    Palestinians in Gaza find themselves in.

    We acknowledged that the fragility was a consequence of the
    Israeli-led blockade of the Strip; the main keys to the doors of Gaza
    are not in the hands of any of the Palestinian players, but with the
    Israeli government. We noted endless public declarations in the media by
    Israel’s political and governing elite over the past 10 years which are
    unanimous in their conviction that Gaza has to be silenced; the debate,
    if there was one, was about how to keep Gaza quiet, not necessarily
    only by political means. We also registered the menacing reaction of
    Israel’s prime minister to the attempts at political and factional
    reconciliation made by the Palestinians, indicating that an autonomous
    Palestinian government, let alone a state, is not regarded by him as an
    option.

    This point notwithstanding, our opinion about Middle East politics
    was not the motivation for writing the letter to a major medical
    journal; nor was that the core message.

    Our shared main motivation to send the letter was to address the
    concern for that fragile, almost collapsing, health sector meant to
    cater for 1.8 million people effectively “caged” in the Gaza Strip. We
    wanted to share our knowledge of the accumulating scientific and
    clinical evidence of the effects that war and post-war environmental
    conditions pose on people’s physical and mental health, while very few
    in-depth studies or remedies have been developed. We felt a
    responsibility to “avoid further damage” and illustrated the situation
    as we knew it to be, to encourage attention for studies, professional
    support and for remedies, even if we knew that we could not immediately
    stop the war. {…}

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  • Pluto

    I wouldn’t fret too much about Israel.

    Israel is fundamentally over.

    There are “not-yet-doomed” regions on this planet to focus one’s creative energy upon — to great effect.

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    As a Baha’i, Pluto, I’m concerned about our Universal House of Justice on the slopes of Mt. Carmel in Haifa…! Ironically, Baha’is are treated in about the same fashion as Christians and Muslims in Israel…! 8-(

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  • Pluto

    Well, I’ll tell you, Tut, as a extraterrestrial anthropologist, it’s hard to relate to your species’ emotional fixation on mounds of dirt (or nations, as you call them).

    But I can assure you that the area of your focus is essentially cursed. It has been so for thousands of years. Unfortunately, it was hit by a powerful “stupid ray” from outer space — makes people believe in sky gods.

    Thus, it was the cradle of three delusional hallucinatory “religions.” Christianity, Judaism, and Islam.

  • AKBob

    Evenin Mr Tut. Glad to see you stopped feeding the troll. Hey whats the deal with the native Hawaiians calling me uncle when i pick them up. I dont get it i have no native blood. I am fucking scottish irish and damn drunk enough to be proud.

  • Alice X

    Folks, the Real News Network is having their spring fundraiser. They have a matching donor but the time is almost up. IMHO they are a national treasure.
    I just donated (on plastic) even though I am just about out of money for month (more plastic). They take no advertising, corporate funding or government sponsorship. If you can help please do.*

    http://therealnews.com/t2/

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    Aloha, homer…! *heh* It’s long been indoctrinated into our youth that they pay respect to their elders by calling them Uncle or Aunty…! 😉

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    Btw, homer, have you heard the news about ET…? I can send ya an email about his recent trials and tribulations…! 8-(

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    Aloha, Alice…! They are a national treasure…! 😉

  • AKBob

    No have not heard a thing. Would like to know. Rhought he was just busy doin his thing.

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    Send me an email and I’ll give ya the sad events…!

  • Pluto

    Nite all. I think I’ve sprinkled enough of the evolutionary dust of the universe here for tonight.

    Wish all you dogs a barking good day tomorrow.

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    Pleasant dreams, Pluto…! 😉

  • AKBob

    Rwoof rwooff wroof

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    I shall bid y’all another fond adieu…! Aloha Oe…! *g*

  • PillBilly

    who sucks harder than Styx? Seriously, just can’t think of who that would be…..

  • PillBilly

    oh, now I know. “Damn Yankees”, when Styx dick Tommy Shaw is joined by Ted Nugent to help unfurl American flags at their concerts in honor of the imperial American military. Gag!