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Feb 19 2015

Malware, terrorists and WordPress

  Hi all. Well as you can see Progmeister is now back online. Scary times we live in and the images posted by the hacker and Isis sympathizer really brought it home how worrying the situation is. However, i was as frustrated with the hosting company as i was with the the hacker. Well over …

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Jan 08 2015

The Progmeister’s view

Yer a fickle old bugger aren’t yer? was the conclusion to a most recent music debate in our village pubarama. In many ways i suppose i am. However, given that i am only a man and do not have the natural resilience, dexterity, sense of logic and the ability to multi-task like so many of …

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Dec 31 2014

A very happy new year

  This will be my final post of 2014. Good riddens to it too. I have had a couple of personal tragedy’s and let let down my some. However, 2015 will be looked at as positive from here. Musically there are some great things to look forwards to. Paul Birchall has hinted at a new …

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Dec 13 2014

2014 | There it was, gone.

  On a personal level 2014 for me has been an Annus Horribilis as our noble queen once said. Though to quote local hero John Miles “music pulled me through”. Sometimes when things are hurting and dare i say it, skies are gray, it becomes easy to turn to things that may make you worse …

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Dec 08 2014

Progmeister album of the year 2014

Well, it’s that time of year again. This year seems to have been a little bit thin on the ground with Prog releases and majored more on live shows than hard copy. However, as the saying goes “quality not quantity. So here is the Progmeister’s top five albums of the year. 1. NORTHLANDS / Tony …

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Oct 05 2014

Genesis revelations – Together & apart

  My view of last nights Genesis documentary are already known to some. However, to the world my view is that too many omissions with regards to Steve Hackett’s huge body of solo work and his recent Genesis revisited work were nothing short of a scandal. It was good to see Mr Gabriel keeping Banks …

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Sep 15 2014

The Meister’s Prog Chronicles

  Rummaging in the attic recently i stumbled upon some old boxes that brought back many memories and emotions. Amongst the trinkets were some old concert programs, badges and ticket stubs from some of the most memorable gigs i attended over the years. It reaffirmed to me just how music chronicles your life and just …

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Jun 02 2014

RIP Kathleen Herring Petch 19:06:1930-02:06:2014

Very sad day indeed. Kathleen Herring Petch otherwise know to myself and my big sister as “me mam” passed away after losing her battle with cancer. It has been a distressing time for us and we couldn’t have coped without the team of angels administering round the clock care allowing mum to pass away in …

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