I Remember Magic

2018-04-13T15:22:46+00:00

I am driving home from work in the rain. The traffic is heavy and I am upset. Not at anything in particular, just a strange combination of angry-sad, non-focused malaise. I have a feeling of something wrong, there is something missing. And the rain is coming down and I can’t [...]

I Remember Magic2018-04-13T15:22:46+00:00

Larks’ Tongues In Aspic: King Crimson: Difficult Beauty II

2018-04-12T18:39:18+00:00

King Crimson is probably the band that is most evocative of Progressive Rock. That is to say they have been and continue to be unapologetic prog. There was no decent into pop singles in the 80s, there was no reworking of old material with an orchestra, neither was there [...]

Larks’ Tongues In Aspic: King Crimson: Difficult Beauty II2018-04-12T18:39:18+00:00

The Philosopher’s Song: G’Day Bruce: The Big Ideas (Reboot)

2018-04-09T12:41:28+00:00

So about a year ago - or was it two? (hard to say really, time is so difficult to grasp and there is no way pinning down a definitive date on anything...wait, I looked at the last post for this category...yeah, two years ago. Huh, time is easier to grasp [...]

The Philosopher’s Song: G’Day Bruce: The Big Ideas (Reboot)2018-04-09T12:41:28+00:00

Do you think King Kong smiles? King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962): Kong Hits III

2018-04-07T12:01:59+00:00

This is one of the more…let’s go with interesting…entries in this project. King Kong vs. Godzilla is a crossover, a comedy, and a curiosity. And it is something to behold that’s for sure. It began life as a sequel to the original film called King Kong Meets Frankenstein. The [...]

Do you think King Kong smiles? King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962): Kong Hits III2018-04-07T12:01:59+00:00

A Little Kong: Son of Kong (1933): Kong Hits II

2018-03-10T10:29:48+00:00

If you thought that a hastily thrown together sequel rushed into production and released as soon as possible as a cynical gash-grab to capitalize on its far superior predecessor was a modern phenomenon you are sorely mistaken! That’s been happening since pretty much the advent of filmmaking in general. [...]

A Little Kong: Son of Kong (1933): Kong Hits II2018-03-10T10:29:48+00:00

Close to the Edge: Yes: Difficult Beauty I

2018-03-10T13:10:34+00:00

I begin this journey into Progressive Rock with the album that I feel is the quintessential example of the genre. Yes’ fifth release typifies the aspects of what makes great Prog Rock.  It executes the characteristics of the form perfectly and combines the musical experimentation and instrumentation into what [...]

Close to the Edge: Yes: Difficult Beauty I2018-03-10T13:10:34+00:00

A Parliament of Owls (Or How Comic Books Make You Smarter)

2018-02-13T17:55:20+00:00

Not very long ago I was out with some friends having dinner at a cozy little café in the mountains. It was a beautiful Colorado evening and we sat out on the deck as the sun was setting among the aspens and pines as humming birds and finches and jays [...]

A Parliament of Owls (Or How Comic Books Make You Smarter)2018-02-13T17:55:20+00:00

Difficult Beauty: An Exploration of Progressive Rock: Introduction

2018-02-13T14:49:25+00:00

Progressive Rock is a genre of music that typically to consists of long, complicated pieces of music that attempts to incorporate ideas and styles of jazz improvisation and classical composition. It tends to focus on the virtuosity of its musicians, experimentation in the structure of the music and instruments, and [...]

Difficult Beauty: An Exploration of Progressive Rock: Introduction2018-02-13T14:49:25+00:00
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