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Entries Tagged as 'Prog Rock'

I’ve seen all good people

May 7th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Music, Politics

At least it’s all over now, and we know what that means don’t we?   I can get back to my comfort zone of off-colour joke, blatantly partisan insults, and wittering about prog rock. Talking of which, I had a text from the Northern branch of the family saying “I think the phrase is ‘yours is […]

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Predictions

January 31st, 2009 · 2 Comments · Life, Music

Predictions are a notoriously risky business – just ask the IMF (about which Hopi Sen says everything that needs to be said I think).   But getting away from the unerliability of six-month projections by the IMF, how about a prediction from 1973 that I came across this week.

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Proggy New Year

January 2nd, 2009 · 4 Comments · Music

Lots of ancient music on BBC Four over the next few days…

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Fanfare For The Common Man

November 21st, 2008 · 2 Comments · Music

Tonight I took advantage of the fact that we now have some Sky channels available on our Virgin box and watched an ELP concert from 1997 on the Sky Arts channel, with mixed emotions.

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Substitute

September 11th, 2008 · 6 Comments · Music

Yes’s 40th anniversary tour that was cancelled when Jon Anderson was unwell is back on again – but with a new lead singer. In a case of life imitating art imitating life they have roped in the singer of Yes tribute band Close To The Edge to be Jon’s understudy for the tour.

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Drum dependency

July 19th, 2008 · 7 Comments · Music

You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video Here is a clip from Wednesday’s episode of The Cobert Report – the full show is available here.  Thanks to the brother-in-law, Rob for sending me the link: I hadn’t even heard of The Colbert Report before, but it looks OK. A bit […]

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Yet more Yes

March 28th, 2007 · 2 Comments · Music

Given that Yes was the first band I ever saw live, and that I have 16 CDs (4 of them doubles, several vinyl LPs not yet replaced by CD) and now 10 videos and DVDs it is a little surprising that I did not only not have their most famous/notorious LP (Tales from Topographic Oceans) […]

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Genesis

October 30th, 2006 · 2 Comments · Music

This might be old news – nearly two weeks old – but I only just heard about it… it looks like Genesis will be re-forming to tour next year. The band’s official website just says there will be an announcement on November 7th, but there are rumours.

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