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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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