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    Oct 2017 Interview with Bruford

    Good interview includes section on why he left YES

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry...b0cf2548b335b1

    Thx to Henry as that is where I found it mentioned





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    Re: Oct 2017 Interview with Bruford

    Very good and informative read.
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    Re: Oct 2017 Interview with Bruford

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Holland View Post
    Very good and informative read.
    Indeed, a typical Bruford Interview [from my perspective] and nice that I can read something from a YES Alumni that doesn't involve YESolitics ! [note no mention of RRHOF]

    The interviewer should have also asked why he 'left' KC [so the Squire comment could have balance with a comment on Fripp lol]

    I always enjoy his broader perspective on music and the business of it :)

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    Re: Oct 2017 Interview with Bruford

    Quote Originally Posted by xlink_nz View Post
    Good interview includes section on why he left YES
    I rather get the impression that his answer has been somewhat rehearsed over the years.
    Lame, naive, laughable and stupid

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    Re: Oct 2017 Interview with Bruford

    Quote Originally Posted by Bluegrunt View Post
    I rather get the impression that his answer has been somewhat rehearsed over the years.
    Yeah it's more or less word for word as how he put it in his biography.

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    Re: Oct 2017 Interview with Bruford

    Interesting and articulate as ever, though not easy to simply like. His reasons for leaving Yes, King Crimson, and moving on remain consistent and I see no reason to question them. I expect it's a question he expects to come up every time he subjects himself to interrogation, and it bores him silly, so merely gives the same responses, and as is his wont, moves on.
    He also makes a point of emphasising that he now longer plays, practices or teaches drumming, and I wonder if this is in response to fan speculation and wishful-thinking. Anyway, not being a.musician myself, I'm delighted he now occupies a place, of sorts, in academia wherein I reside.
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    Re: Oct 2017 Interview with Bruford

    I found it interesting that he included Dylan Howe amongst the distinguished drummers in his dissertation.

    I have just concluded doctoral research into the perceptions of a group of distinguished drummers, including Cindy Blackman Santana, Chad Wackerman, Ralph Salmins, Martin France, Asaf Sirkis, Mark Guiliana, Dylan Howe, Thomas Stronen and Peter Erskine, on these topics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YesWill View Post
    I found it interesting that he included Dylan Howe amongst the distinguished drummers in his dissertation.
    Unsurprising, given their proximity early on. Bill taught Dylan briefly, became a mentor and friend. Bill also wrote sleeve notes for one of Dylan's albums, so he probably looks upon him in an avuncular manner, as well as seeing him as something of a protege.
    Good to see him hold Chad Wackerman (great name for a drummer to have!) in high regard. He was Zappa's drummer of choice in the 80s, and FZ was a.drummer before he was a guitarist, and composed extensively for percussion.
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    Re: Oct 2017 Interview with Bruford

    You should be able to read his PhD here, and download it if you wish, as a PDF.

    Of course, it would help if I had remembered to paste in the link

    http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/810288/
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    Re: Oct 2017 Interview with Bruford

    Love what he says about The Rolling Stones.

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    Re: Oct 2017 Interview with Bruford

    Quote Originally Posted by Bluegrunt View Post
    I rather get the impression that his answer has been somewhat rehearsed over the years.
    Well the question is the same as many times before, so why shouldn't his answer be? Especially when the answer is actually completely true and genuine.
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    Re: Oct 2017 Interview with Bruford

    I find this to be in terribly poor taste

    "Fourth, I couldn’t wait for Chris Squire any more. The grossest form of insult any musician can bestow upon a colleague is to keep him waiting."

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    Re: Oct 2017 Interview with Bruford

    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie Yesongs View Post
    I find this to be in terribly poor taste

    "Fourth, I couldn’t wait for Chris Squire any more. The grossest form of insult any musician can bestow upon a colleague is to keep him waiting."

    Wow

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    He has said many times over the years how infuriating he found Chris Squire's persistent lack of punctuality, as have others. He was (in)famous for being always late for everything, and keeping people waiting. I think most of us would find that infuriating, and think it discourteous.
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    Re: Oct 2017 Interview with Bruford

    Quote Originally Posted by Bluegrunt View Post
    I rather get the impression that his answer has been somewhat rehearsed over the years.
    Kinda like "......we're a band that doesn't just want to see the horizon, we're a band that wants to look over the horizon." Or, "Yeah I wrote that one, I was at the piano playing something and Jon said, yeah, keep playing that." Or, "I'm doing this beacause my dear friend Chris asked me to do it." Or, "why shouldn't we call ourselves Yes, I wrote all the music."

    They should probably just just stick to worrying about being well rehearsed for tours they are about to embark on.

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    Re: Oct 2017 Interview with Bruford

    Quote Originally Posted by Don the Cap View Post
    He has said many times over the years how infuriating he found Chris Squire's persistent lack of punctuality, as have others. He was (in)famous for being always late for everything, and keeping people waiting. I think most of us would find that infuriating, and think it discourteous.
    Do you really think I don't know any of that?

    It's a shitty thing to say at this point - his feelings are already pretty well known, as you say

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    Re: Oct 2017 Interview with Bruford

    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie Yesongs View Post
    Do you really think I don't know any of that?

    It's a shitty thing to say at this point - his feelings are already pretty well known, as you say

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    At which point?
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    Re: Oct 2017 Interview with Bruford

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Holland View Post
    Well the question is the same as many times before, so why shouldn't his answer be? Especially when the answer is actually completely true and genuine.
    I wasn't criticising, merely commenting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie Yesongs View Post
    Do you really think I don't know any of that?

    It's a shitty thing to say at this point - his feelings are already pretty well known, as you say

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    The whole bit about why he left Yes is a direct quote from his autobiography which came out in 2009. It's such a direct quote that I suspect this interview has been bulked up with editorial filler.

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    Re: Oct 2017 Interview with Bruford

    Quote Originally Posted by Ig View Post
    The whole bit about why he left Yes is a direct quote from his autobiography which came out in 2009. It's such a direct quote that I suspect this interview has been bulked up with editorial filler.
    He also said that it's all half a century ago so maybe none the reasons he remembers are true. I don't see why he shouldn't be honest about how annoying he found Chris Squire to work with. He wasn't asked what he thought of Chris as a musician (he is on record praising his skill and creativity), but why he left Yes, and that was one of a number of reasons he felt he'd had enough of being in that band at the time. Maybe it says as much about how un-rock and roll Bill is as it does about the way Chris was, but I don't see why Bill shouldn't give his stock answer to a stock question, especially as he qualified and contextualised it with a self-deprecating remark in his typically ultra-dry humour at the end.
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    Re: Oct 2017 Interview with Bruford

    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie Yesongs View Post
    I find this to be in terribly poor taste

    "Fourth, I couldn’t wait for Chris Squire any more. The grossest form of insult any musician can bestow upon a colleague is to keep him waiting."

    Wow

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    Nothing Bruford hadn't already said when Chris was still alive.
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