Tag Archives: progressive rock

Farewell to The Professor

https://news.avclub.com/r-i-p-neil-peart-drummer-for-rush-1840934739 This loss just hurts. Hurts on a visceral, cellular level. I play Rush at least once or twice a week. Like Zeppelin, the Stones, Steely Dan, and a bare handful of others, Rush is a constant. I am either … Continue reading

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Ring Out Solstice Bells

This is a very familiar piece to all my prog friends (this was the best lineup of Tull – fight me) but an unknown to everyone else. ‘Tis a lovely tune for this, the shortest day of the year.

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Play It Loud…Shostakovich Did!

I was surfing through a thread on Progressive Ears yesterday about Deep Purple. Someone brought up the three early albums with Rod Evans and I thought, “whew, lucky I got those copied off that bad hard drive,” Except I checked. … Continue reading

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Goodbye Starman

This one is taking me a while to process. David Bowie was always in the soundtrack for my life. He may not have been the number one artist but he was always there with me. In high school I remember … Continue reading

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Loosely Tight

The above photo is of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards at the infamous Villa Nellcote Villefranche sur-Mer-été during the recording sessions for the album Exile on Main Street. I just finished Robert Greenfield’s “Ain’t it Time We Said Goodbye” which … Continue reading

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Birthdays, Memories, and a Link to a Friend

Today is my birthday. Yeah, I know. Bummer of a date. But I’ve always had issues with the day I was born on. See, when I was very young I read this poem: Monday’s child is fair of face, Tuesday’s … Continue reading

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Grant Me an Escape

March was a crap month for us for numerous reasons. Losing a cat we had for seventeen years of course heads the list. The Family Truckster has some major electrical issues and it won’t even turn the engine over. I … Continue reading

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Best of 2014

I wasn’t going to do this for the blog because I thought I barely bought enough music in the year to even have an opinion. But when I set my media player for this year I saw plenty of new … Continue reading

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Cold Wind to Valhalla

For the third time this week I have shoveled the driveway, clearing out tiny dry pellets of snow that somehow want to bind and cling despite their lack of moisture. It’s starting to take it’s toll that no amount of … Continue reading

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Chilling on a Saturday

I have a low grade crud cold going on so I’m sitting in the living room, playing instrumental music and watching baseball with the dog at my feet. These things all make the afternoon palatable.

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