KEEP THE FAITH!
Posted on Mar 25th, 2009 by Alan @ 4:06 pm

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No Team GB!
Posted on Mar 24th, 2009 by Alan @ 4:22 pm

The Tartan Specials keep on knocking out belters like this, go to www.tartanspecials.com for more!

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For more information on the risks of a GB team at the 2012 Olympics, go to www.noteamgb.com

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March Birdie Songs
Posted on Mar 16th, 2009 by Alan @ 11:31 am

The Birdie Mix - March 2009

I make no secret of the fact that I like a bit of prog now and again. When it’s done right there’s nothing better… but of course when it’s not done right all the stereotypes are true. There is an awful lot of really really atrocious music in the genre. I won’t name and shame, they know who they are.

So here are some of the good ‘uns, starting off with Genesis followed by the song that got Marillion pigeon-holed as a Genesis rip-off band. I never really heard the similarity other than a couple of exceptions – this one, which was only ever released as a B side (to their first single in 1982) and “Incommunicado” which I always thought was Marillion’s attempt at “Sussussussudio”. Or something.

Then there’s a romp through some of my favourites from both prog’s salad days of the early 70s to the coffee and wafer thin mint days of the 21st century.

Enjoy – I’m never going to do a 3 hour mix tape again!

Playlist:

  1. Genesis – Supper’s Ready (iLike) (buy)
  2. Marillion – Grendel (iLike) (buy)
  3. Pink Floyd – Echoes (iLike) (buy)
  4. Porcupine Tree – Moonloop (iLike) (buy)
  5. The Mars Volta – L’Via L’Viaquez (iLike) (buy)
  6. Rush – 2112 Overture / The Temples Of Syrinx (iLike) (buy)
  7. Marillion – This Strange Engine (iLike) (buy)
  8. Genesis – Firth Of Fifth (iLike) (buy)
  9. Yes – Heart of the Sunrise (iLike) (buy)
  10. Frost* – Milliontown (iLike) (buy)

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Yes is bad, but we love it
Posted on Mar 12th, 2009 by Alan @ 12:17 pm

In a similar vein to the Yes Is Bad post from last month, my brother sent me this video. Daftly progtastic, no?

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