Category Archives: Rock ‘n Roll

The Blues Rocks On–Discovering Alastair Greene

“Well, it’s a mighty long way down rock ’n roll / from the Liverpool docks to the Hollywood Bowl / ’n you climb up the mountains ’n you fall down the holes / all the way from Memphis…” —All the … Continue reading

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Winter Blues Boogie’s 25th another memorable night

Well, they came, and they rocked. The 25th anniversary of the Winter Blues Boogie in Silverton (Saturday, February 4) delivered another great evening of booty-shaking rock and blues. The evening was notable for the reunion of the original line-up of … Continue reading

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The New Prog Masters Part 2: All About the Music

“Run, why should I run away When at the end the only truth certain— One day everyone dies, If only to justify life.” —Gentle Giant, A Cry for Everyone, from Octopus In Part One of The New Prog Masters I … Continue reading

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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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