Prog-Watch 438 – (Almost) ALL NEW Variety

This week on Prog-Watch: another great show of mostly new stuff! We’ll hear from The Tangent, How Far To Hitchin’, Big Big Train, Cosmograf, Nad Sylvan, Karmamoi, Aisles, and Karibow! Plus, our friend and resident reviewer, Dr. Rob Fisher, will take us on another trip of Progressive Discovery with the intense new solo album by Bjørn Riis of the Norwegian band Airbag! Read More …

Ep 96: Old Time There Are Not Forgotten: The Lost Cause

How can the adoration of a traitorous act against the US sit side by side with American patriotism? What are the intentions behind the lofty monuments and wistful narratives constructed in the south after the American civil war. Join us this week as we dive into a land where cotton was king, the belles were pure, the bondsmen were happy, the yankees were agitators, and the truth didn’t matter. That’s right. We’re tackling the myth of the Southern Lost Cause. Read More …

Ep 96: Old Times There Are Not Forgotten: The Lost Cause

How can the adoration of a traitorous act against the US sit side by side with American patriotism? What are the intentions behind the lofty monuments and wistful narratives constructed in the south after the American civil war. Join us this week as we dive into a land where cotton was king, the belles were pure, the bondsmen were happy, the yankees were agitators, and the truth didn’t matter. That’s right. We’re tackling the myth of the Southern Lost Cause. Read More …

Prog-Watch Special – 101 Dimensions – September 2017

I’m at the helm again for this week’s 101 Dimensions, so look for another week of eclectic stuff from a wide variety of progressive, electronic, ambient and new age artists. Here’s the playlist:

1. Eloy – The Apocalypse; and End Of And Odyssey (from the album Chronicles I, 1993)

2. Eddie Jobson – Theme Of Secrets; Memories Of Vienna; Lakemist; and Outer Secrets (from the album Theme Of Secrets, 1985)

3. Patrick Moraz – Metamorphoses, Mvmts. II and III (from the album Future Memories I & II, 1985)

4. Manuel Göttsching – Eloquentes Wiesel (from the album The Private Tapes, Vol. 1, 1996)

5. Mannheim Steamroller – Escape From The Atmosphere; and Earthrise – Return (from the album Fresh Aire V, 1983)

6. Enya – Lothlorien; Marble Halls, Afer Ventus; and Smaointe (from the album Shepherd Moons, 1991)

7. The Cosmic Jokers – Interstellar Rock – Kosmische Musik; Raumschiff Galaxy Saust In Die Lichtbahnen; and Der Planet Des Stemenmadchens (from the album Planeten Sit-In, 1974)

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Prog-Watch 437 – In Conversation With Music & Video Legend Kevin Godley

This week on Prog-Watch, my esteemed guest is music and video legend Kevin Godley of 10cc and Godley & Creme! We chat about all sorts of stuff, including the Gizmo, the split with 10cc, Godley & Creme, video directing, and his forthcoming solo album, of which YOU could be a part (if you write music)! Along the way, there will also be plenty of great music from Kevin’s illustrious career with 10cc, Godley & Creme, and GG06. Read More …

Prog-Watch 437 – In Converation With Music & Video Legend Kevin Godley

This week on Prog-Watch, my esteemed guest is music and video legend Kevin Godley of 10cc and Godley & Creme! We chat about all sorts of stuff, including the Gizmo, the split with 10cc, Godley & Creme, video directing, and his forthcoming solo album, of which YOU could be a part (if you write music)! Along the way, there will also be plenty of great music from Kevin’s illustrious career with 10cc, Godley & Creme, and GG06. Read More …

Ep 95: The Man Who Never Dies & Knows Everything: Count St. Germain

The secret to eternal life has long eluded all of us mortals. The secret to perpetual youth? Also a tricky thing to pin down. That has not stopped wild speculation about what these secrets might be, and who might know them. No, the gossip about immortals is as old as the fear of not being one of them. Lace up your best pair of wandering shoes, and join us as we try to locate the fountain of youth, and gaze at the many guises of the perpetual stranger cursed to roam the earth for eternity. Of course, any story of mysterious immortals that does not mention Count St. Germain is a story half told. We will spend some time unraveling his complicated pasts, and asking the questions no one has dared to ask, and forming some new theories you won’t find anywhere else.

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Ep 94: Monsters Beneath Our Feet, Minds in the Gutter: Alligators in the Sewers

When someone says, ‘what is an urban legend?’ Which story do you reach for to illustrate the concept. If you said, ‘I just text them a link to your show,’ you get a prize; but thats not the point. The point is, you probably, at some point in this hypothetical discussion, bring up the story of alligators in the sewers. Yes, this is, in many ways, the quintessential urban legend. It is necessarily urban, sufficiently widespread, and despite its easily disproven premise, quite persistently shared. Join us this week as we discuss this iconic urban legend; the human relationship to the sewers and their history; and the persistent fears that threats to society lurk just beneath our feet.

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Ep 93: We’ll Eat You Up We Love You So: The Boogeyman

The boogeyman will get you if you don’t mind your manners… or go to sleep… or listen to your parents. Everyone knows that. But who is he? Where did he come from? What does he want? This week we will look at the shadowy characters who keep children in line and seem to have a natural appetite for destruction. Join us as we discuss villains from El Hombre de Saco to the Beast of Jersey. We’ll also discuss Goya’s Saturn, and the ways in which it shows it’s not only our kids who should fear these men.

 

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Prog-Watch Special – 101 Dimension – August 2017

I’m at the helm again for tonight’s 101 Dimensions, and I have an interesting voyage charted! For those who might want to follow our progress, here’s a map:

1. Hawkwind – LSD; and Blue Shift (from the album 25 Years On, 1994)

2. Art Of Noise – Il Pleure (At The Turn Of The Century); Close (To The Edit); and Metaforce (from the album Electronic Collection, 2001)

3. Larry Fast’s Synergy – S-Scape; Chateau; and Cybersports (from the album Sequencer, 1976)

4. Har – The Low Road (2017)

5. Kraftwerk – Kometenmelodie 1 & 2; and Mitternacht (from the album Autobahn, 1974)

6. David Arkenstone – New Day; Sunset Highway; Places In The Heart; Full Sail; and Pacific Rain (from the album Sketches From An American Journey, 2002)

7. Karda Estra – Preliminary Steps; and The Curtain Falls (from the album Equilibrium, 2002)

It should be an interesting ride, with ups, downs, and all arounds! I hope you enjoy!

Until next time…bon voyage…and Prog On!

Tony Read More …