Category: Blog

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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Apr 01 2014

California Dreemin!

Mrs Meister recently attended a conference in LA and as i seriously needed to empty the contents of my cranium so i decided to travel with her for a mini break. I left all of my hardware such as mobile phone and laptop behind in the UK. Mmmm! how would i fair i asked myself? …

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Dec 28 2013

That was the year that was!

Well, 2013 has been and gone. What i predicted to be a great year of Prog did not disappoint. In what has been a very difficult year for me personally on so many levels i have found solace in music as opposed to alcohol and mind numbing sedatives. With a very troubled and emotional year …

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Nov 15 2013

Forty Years On 2013 has been a great Prog year.

2013 has been a very difficult year for me personally and one that will remain in my memory for many years to come. The one thing that has remained positive has been the world of Prog. Forty years on since the release of the most most influential albums that truly shaped the genre that many …

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