Category: Blog

Apr 15 2018

The gig economy.

No no no, nothing to do with Uber taxi’s, motorbike couriers or pizza delivery drivers. I refer to the cost of attending gigs and the law of diminishing returns. Most gigs incur travel costs and sometimes the cost of an overnight stay especially should you live as i do in the North East were many …

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Apr 02 2018

Progmeister Facebook Page

Finally, the Prog calendar seems to be slowly creeping into life unlike spring. Having enjoyed the fine performance of Steven Wilson and his band of top notch minstrels in late March heralds the start of my gig attendance for the year. Lots to look forwards too though including Jethro Tull, Marillion, Camel and Barclay James …

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Mar 19 2018

Snowbound musical weekend.

Interesting weekend music wise. Been playing Gleb Kolyadin’s debut on vinyl. Absolutely wonderful. Fabulous Pianist and proves that not all Russian’s mean us all harm. I have also been revisiting some of my really old albums that haven’t seen the light of day for years, like the first Journey album and Caravan’s Blind Dog At …

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Feb 15 2018

There Is No Dark Side Of The Moon……..

This time of year tends to be a dessert in the Prog world.  Let us not be Summer Soldiers as it were this year guys. There are numerous projects about to be released and we as fans/aficionado’s/devotees etc etc are eagerly awaiting the various spoils. The musical calendar in certain quarters of the art is …

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Dec 26 2017

The Progmeister’s top ten albums of 2017

2017 has been quite a difficult year for me personally and once again work commitments have prevented me from attending many gigs that a consequently missed out on and contributing to the Progmeister site. However, my monthly Progcast show for ARFM Rock radio seems to be gathering a few more followers which makes it worthwhile. …

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Jun 17 2017

The trouble with fronting a band.

They say all good things come to an end and recently North Eastern musician Tony Patterson decided to hang up his Slipperman suit to concentrate on his own projects entering a new phase of his musical career which includes little or no live performances. Being in a Genesis tribute band especially one of the biggest …

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May 19 2017

Nostalgia, there’s nowt wrong with it!

It’s been a busy year in a lot of ways so far. I became a granddad for the first time, handed over the running of my beloved Audio event Nebo to a friend, continue to contribute to my Progmeister website and of course record my radio show for ARFM Rock Radio. I still love to …

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Mar 07 2017

This year so far.

The most awful thing about Malware is that just like unproven insults and innuendo mus sticks. Even after being clear of it for over a year now the hackers all but destroyed my website and thanks to my friend Bob Mulvey who with the aid of his wife rebuilt, renamed and allowed me to continue …

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