Apr 28 2017

April Progcast

Join me on Sunday at 2pm for the April Progcast on ARFM Rock Radio. This month i will be playingNew music from Prog legend Steve Hackett. The Mute Gods and Procol Harum as well as classic tracks from Camel, Pink Floyd and Van Der Graaff Generator. All this and more. Oh yes, and me Steve …

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Apr 12 2017

Procol Harum | Novum

Procol Harum - Novum

Yet another band that eluded me over the years Procol Harum left me with a view of them tainted by my youth. Let’s get it over with shall we? Whiter Shade Of Pale was always going to be a tough act to follow and for those of a certain age like myself with a memory …

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Apr 05 2017

Steve Hackett | The Night Siren

Steve Hackett - The Night Siren

The Northern lights, standing stones and what appears to be a Martian-like landscape are what greet you on first site of Steve Hackett’s latest aural adventure. An intriguing,colourful and relevant image portraying nicely the content of the music here. My findings here are based on both the vinyl and CD versions of album my preference …

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Mar 17 2017

Elbow | Little Fictions

I have had a strong liking for Elbow’s refreshing honestly portrayed music since i watched their Live At Joderal Bank concert. As far as progressive music is concerned i think Elbow represent the best of contemporary musicians that leave me spell bound with the story telling nature of their songs whilst not forgetting the all …

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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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Feb 24 2017

Once & Future Band

There is something gratifying about being greeted with a smile and a merry “hello Progmeister”. It really makes a man feel important even when he’s not. This is my usual greeting when i enter my local vinyl emporium Sound It Out records  situated in the icy wastes of the great North East of the UK. …

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Jan 31 2017

John Wetton RIP

The first time i ever heard John Wetton’s voice was 1974 when i bought a King Crimson single  from our local record shop. It was a song called The Night Watch Taken as it was from the album Starless And Bible Black. In my ignorance i played the B side first which happened to be …

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Jan 27 2017

IQ | Scrape Across The Sky Blu-ray

Just about every event in my rather busy life conspired against me catching one of IQ’s Road Of Bones concerts much to my dismay. Work, illness you name it and it happened all at the time IQ’s gigs in the last couple of years seemed to take place. So, on hearing about the pending release …

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