Category Archives: Rock ‘n Roll

David Bowie One Year On: Blackstar Rising

INTRODUCTION: Anniversaries are often significant, painful milestones for the grieving, especially the first anniversary following the death of someone special. As I wrote last year when Bowie died, I was broadsided—shocked even—by the intensity of my grief. Once again on January … Continue reading

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The New Prog Masters Part 1: The Inheritors

“Why, why do we suffer each race to believe/ That no race has been grander.” —Genesis, Time Table, from Foxtrot As Mark Twain once quipped, “Rumours of my demise have been greatly exaggerated.” It’s a statement that applies equally to modern Prog … Continue reading

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The Great Chameleon Leaves Us Part 3: 21st Century Comeback

Yesterday (February 10) was a month to the day since Bowie’s death, which continues to haunt me for very personal reasons. I felt I should mark that moment with the third installment in my series on his music. Bowie was … Continue reading

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The Great Chameleon Leaves Us Part 2: A Bowie Primer

Birth of a Legend: The Classic ’70s I realize by now many of us may be feeling Bowied-out with the global media coverage following his death, but I wanted to offer my take on a Bowie Listener’s Guide. Taste in … Continue reading

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The Great Chameleon Leaves Us

Rock’s great chameleon—David Bowie—is dead. When the news was gently broken to me Monday morning, I wept. And I’m the furthest thing from a celebrity whore—I couldn’t care less about the lives of the rich and famous. But this is … Continue reading

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Prog Lives! Part 2: Hackett Goes Deep with ‘Wolflight’

For renowned Prog-rocker Steve Hackett, going to age-old sources of inspiration has struck gold. We can be thankful he did—for my money, his new album Wolflight is easily the best original new work of music released in 2015. Not only … Continue reading

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Prog Lives! Part 1: The Lost Masters: Eloy

It’s one of those moments where you realize: Oh, my God. I completely missed a phenomenon. Or maybe it wasn’t a phenomenon—that’s why I missed it. I take pride in my knowledge of rock music since the 1960s and the … Continue reading

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