Category: Blog

Dec 31 2016

A very happy new year from us all at team Progmeister.

I am not going to make an attempt at listing the beautiful people we have lost this year in both music and the arts as it has already been done numerous times artisticly and passionately. I will however lament the passing, loss and personal sorrow i feel that two musicians of a band that shaped …

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Dec 24 2016

The Progmeister’s top Ten Albums of 2016.

What a year eh? In the music world it’s been a bloody awful one loosing as we have my all time hero Keith Emerson as well as legends David Bowie, Leonard Cohen, Roye Albrighton, Prince, Rod Temperton, James Woolley, Gilli Smith Greg Lake and most recently Rick Parfitt. This short list only scratches the surface …

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Aug 14 2016

Greg Lake’s view on vinyl matters

I was reading with interest Greg Lake’s view about the forthcoming ELP remastered vinyl albums “Pictures At An Exhibition” and “Tarkus” in a recent communication from Compact Disc Services in Dundee. Really informative. read on… “To all friends of vinyl. Ever since producing and recording with King Crimson and ELP, it has been my personal …

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Dec 24 2015

2015 The dimming of the year

It’s that time again. Christmas eve and pondering on what the year has given us thus far and looking towards a peaceful day of love and sharing tomorrow. 2015 wasn’t the most prolific of years with regards to the release of Prog related music though some diamonds managed to float the surface of the endless …

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Nov 22 2015

Return Of The Progmeister

For the majority of people who follow the Progmeister’s writings there may have been a wondering as to just why there hasn’t been any in put these past couple of months. Well, the reason’s are numerous not least though is the fact that the Progmeister site had been continually attacked by Malware and the American …

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Jun 19 2015

My modern adventures in Prog

  I was recently reflecting on something that The Tangent’s Andy Tillison once said to me about being part of what he described as “third wave”. This of course referred to the band being of the late 90’s to the present day wave of Prog bands. This caused further reflection right back to the roots …

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May 04 2015

The Snow Goose, The Progmeister and life itself

As i come to terms with being middle aged and all the things that go with it like stiff joints in the morning, not having as many teeth and having to take blood pressure tablets, i have started to reflect on the few things that have become constants in my life. I recently met up …

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Apr 15 2015

My Prog induced train set mentality

Professor Stephen Hawkin’s recent views expressed about social media, automated communications and the likes being the down fall of humanity may well have been dismissed by most as nothing more than the ramblings of a modern day sooth sayer. I myself thought his views were exaggerated and somewhat pompous, totally discounting the fact that he …

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