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The Prog Community

  I write this on a day that I discovered a dear friend had lost his life to Covid 19. I dismay at the effects it is having on the world and the people in it. I like many others have witnessed both the best and the worse in our society.  There seems to be …

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The importance of music during lockdown

  Covid 19 has brought out both the best and the worse in people, fortunately and unfortunately I have witnessed both. I have experienced unity, kindness, consideration and humanity on the one hand and disrespect, selfishness and yob culture on the other. And then of course we entered the lockdown! Unlike many this seemed to …

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Stay safe Progsters.

Visiting numerous supermarkets over the past few days really has been an eye opener. Watching people’s behavior and attitude demonstrated the worse in people. I have been fortunate up to now not to have been confined to my house though if I did have to isolate I know I have Prog and all forms of …

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Prog the final frontier.

I write this missive on the fourth anniversary of Keith Emerson’s tragic suicide. An event like so many of his fans and admirers I found very hard to bear. My hero since I was thirteen years old and a huge influence on my future musical interests and obsessions. A man of extremes, hard drinking, flamboyant …

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Putting the year to bed.

In the terminal days of the decade 2019 for me personally presented many personal challenges. So many issues left me battling with depression and physical weakness. Something perhaps not dwelled on or indeed discussed unnecessarily.  As I don my Big Big Train hat and potter in the garden whilst putting it to bed for winter …

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Homage to the king.

What to do on a very rainy day in New York? Well for this boy there was no better way than pay homage to The King. Not Elvis Presley but the king of Prog, the late Keith Emerson. Keith’s famous Moog modular synthesiser and Hammond C3 organ have been on display at the Metropolitan Museum …

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Genesis Of The Progmeister Has Been A Revelation.

It’s been ten years now since I invented my alter ego The Progmeister. Blimey, ten years. Many things have happened in that time some great some not so great. Progressive Rock or “Prog” is a form of music I have enjoyed since childhood and as a consequence became incensed by comments made in a BBC …

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The End Is Nigh

Apocalyptic yes, though nearer the truth than we care to think as far as our Prog and mostrecently pop heroes are concerned and as they pass away. In some cases this is due to the natural aging process and others like Keith Emerson, Richard Wright, Sid Barrett, Chris Squire, Greg Lake, Peter, Bardens and most …

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