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  1. If you would write a tab that would be so kind...

    If you would write a tab that would be so kind and very helpful. I feel I could make this another Covid project, I bought myself a new acoustic and would like to dedicate some time to learning this...
  2. Very nice indeed, I would love a broken down...

    Very nice indeed, I would love a broken down tutorial video of this, I have long since wanted to attempt this one, at least I have more of an idea after watching you play it.
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    You would think in lockdown I would be all over...

    You would think in lockdown I would be all over new releases, but I am currently coming at everything a month later. I only picked up the download at the weekend and still await my CD, but after a...
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    They are some of my best gig memories. They...

    They are some of my best gig memories. They caught my eldest daughters ear too at a young age, and she grew up loving the albums and badgering me to never miss a gig! We would have Magenta weekends...
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    I have been a fan of theirs for a long time and...

    I have been a fan of theirs for a long time and have seen them live so many times. I’m not sure why they do not make a bigger splash, they are lovely people and superb musicians, but perhaps lack a...
  6. I enjoyed his music with Japan back in the day,...

    I enjoyed his music with Japan back in the day, but he took things to another level with his solo career. Secrets of the Beehive is just one of my favourite albums of all time, I never grow tired of...
  7. Sticky: In the U.K. the public have pretty much given up...

    In the U.K. the public have pretty much given up on the strict measures, there have been huge gatherings on beaches as the weather has been so hot this week. There have been many “illegal rave” type...
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    How many places do we have to visit these days to...

    How many places do we have to visit these days to wish the big man Happy Birthday? Still that was a typically Linoian response, so I’m happy to jump in here and proclaim it once more. Happy Birthday...
  9. Sticky: I lost my parents five and four years ago now,...

    I lost my parents five and four years ago now, Dad first through pancreatic cancer, Mum a year later with dementia. Dad was a wise and interesting man, he delighted in world events, but he reached 88...
  10. I saw this the other day and was mightily...

    I saw this the other day and was mightily impressed. I had not seen any of his previous work, but have since looked at his Genesis medley, which is very cool too. The instrumentation is sublime, he...
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    Awful awful news, what a pioneer the man was, and...

    Awful awful news, what a pioneer the man was, and that was far too young. We will always have the music and the countless branches of electronic sound that he and his band inspired.
  12. Sticky: So the U.K. yesterday became the European country...

    So the U.K. yesterday became the European country with the highest number of deaths, overtaking Italy whose curve we are two weeks behind, so it will get worse yet. This is only on the basis of the...
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    Very saddened by this news, they made some great...

    Very saddened by this news, they made some great records and live they were always full of fire. I’ve seen him play a great many times, always intense and those keyboard runs separated them from the...
  14. I meant to pick this up yesterday, but the day...

    I meant to pick this up yesterday, but the day slipped past and so I’m getting it today, and very much looking forward to the new music too. Thankfully there’s one good thing to come out of this...
  15. De Profundis was a CD I picked up in the distant...

    De Profundis was a CD I picked up in the distant days of PE, it was raved about by many back then, and I liked it a lot in those days when new progressive music seemed scarcer. It’s not a disc I have...
  16. Sticky: Well you can’t actually believe the accuracy of...

    Well you can’t actually believe the accuracy of all worldwide death reports. In the U.K. the figures quoted are only those that have died in hospital and after being tested for Covid-19. It excludes...
  17. Yes I thought that was a pretty good way to pass...

    Yes I thought that was a pretty good way to pass 45 minutes in lockdown, even with the audio issues. I’m looking forward to part two tomorrow.
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    Thanks Henry that is an interesting thoughtful...

    Thanks Henry that is an interesting thoughtful review. I haven’t picked up a copy yet, but after reading I am remedying that right now, as I am certain there is plenty to engage me. I had read a few...
  19. At this stage I’m more interested in Roger’s...

    At this stage I’m more interested in Roger’s artwork and creative process than in any new live release. I forgot about this so thank you for posting here so that we can all see it.
  20. There is no way on earth those arena gigs are...

    There is no way on earth those arena gigs are happening this year. We may see some relaxations of lockdown, but 20,000 people under one roof is not going to be allowed.
  21. Sticky: Your government like my government is not...

    Your government like my government is not populated with the brightest and the best, and this is not a political viewpoint, just an observation. We in the UK do not have a clear path or strategy out...
  22. I saw this sad news when Robyn posted a tribute...

    I saw this sad news when Robyn posted a tribute on Twitter, he was a great player indeed, may he rest in peace.
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    I’m a big fan of the On-U-Sound label and their...

    I’m a big fan of the On-U-Sound label and their many projects. Adrian Sherwood is a mad keen West Ham Utd fan and did a number of tracks in homage to some of our greats. I love Tackhead, they did...
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    Not prog or psych and certainly of more recent...

    Not prog or psych and certainly of more recent times, but I enjoy quite a lot by Tinariwen, Saharan Tuareg musicians from Mali. The roots are bluesy and their albums are worth an exploration.

    ...
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    Oh that is so desperately sad to read, my...

    Oh that is so desperately sad to read, my heartfelt condolences to you Kelly, may Keith rest in peace.
  26. Sticky: I think in the UK we have another minimum 6 weeks...

    I think in the UK we have another minimum 6 weeks of this, we haven’t peaked yet, and London is ahead of the rest of the country.

    My thoughts though .... Surely if there are still community cases...
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    A really sad loss and another to the wretched...

    A really sad loss and another to the wretched Covid-19. He was an ever present in the UK through his radio work in latter decades, such a quick wit and engaging personality, and to all accounts a...
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    I had Nightfly and Kamakiriad from release, and...

    I had Nightfly and Kamakiriad from release, and so they are ones I’m most familiar with and go to more regularly. I picked up a bargain price box set of the lot a few years back, so Morph and Sunken...
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    I’ll add the Swift to my wish list, I really...

    I’ll add the Swift to my wish list, I really enjoyed Mothering Sunday, so that’s all to the good.

    I know what you mean with MacFarlane. I am enjoying this one though, there are only a few places...
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    Good to know you are safe Steve, I hope the...

    Good to know you are safe Steve, I hope the recovery goes well once we are past this crazy time.
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    I don’t know this one, but I do enjoy Graham...

    I don’t know this one, but I do enjoy Graham Swift, Waterland is one of my favourite novels. I re-read it a year or so ago, it was still captivating.

    I just finished a mad true tale of a Ultra...
  32. Sticky: Re seasonality and this virus... I know the flu...

    Re seasonality and this virus... I know the flu virus has a marked downturn in summer months, but can we expect the same here? It is already out there in the Southern Hemisphere and while not as...
  33. XTC recording Skylarking with Todd would be a...

    XTC recording Skylarking with Todd would be a good one to watch as a fly on the wall, as sessions went they had everything in terms of emotion, but together they created beauty out of angst!
  34. Really sad, I loved their stuff, each album has...

    Really sad, I loved their stuff, each album has some gems. I only saw them once, it was a festival slot, so not their full set but I enjoyed it hugely. I played their albums a lot with my girls when...
  35. Sticky: I wouldn’t click on the link, I refuse to read...

    I wouldn’t click on the link, I refuse to read anything the hate-filled and xenophobic Daily Fail publishes. Until a more reliable news source investigates, take this with the scepticism it deserves.
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    I missed this on release, it was only after the...

    I missed this on release, it was only after the tragic event that I came across this album. There’s plenty of classic Prince I find more compelling, this seemed like an experiment for him, albeit...
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    It is very real, add in poor Manu Dibango a few...

    It is very real, add in poor Manu Dibango a few days ago to this grim statistic.

    RIP to the man who left a timeless classic pop/rock staple for the ages.
  38. I gave it a first listen today and enjoyed it...

    I gave it a first listen today and enjoyed it immensely. True it doesn’t add anything new to the sound, but there’s plenty of room for Canterbury inflected music and compositions of this quality.
  39. It definitely took place, but there’s no mention...

    It definitely took place, but there’s no mention of any recordings.

    Info can be found at http://forgotten-yesterdays.com/dates.asp?ftype=1&qbandid=1&qdec=1970&qdateid=861

    I love this extract...
  40. Sticky: Boris and his band of fools made a quick volte...

    Boris and his band of fools made a quick volte face, but the downplayed messaging of those first weeks led to a huge level of complacency in the population. It is only since Tuesday and the lockdown...
  41. Sticky: I had the trifecta too. Back then if a kid in the...

    I had the trifecta too. Back then if a kid in the street had chicken pox, parents would hold a play party and ensure they all caught it. I had a very mild dose, but it was enough for immunity. 20...
  42. A perennial favourite. The title track is worth...

    A perennial favourite. The title track is worth the price of admission alone, and although some of the bluesier numbers seem a little dated to me today, I still enjoy a full run through this album on...
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    This is a sad day to wake up to, what an...

    This is a sad day to wake up to, what an unforgiving insidious disease it is. RIP Bill.
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    That’s really sad, apart from his obvious talents...

    That’s really sad, apart from his obvious talents he seemed to be a very lovely, decent and grounded man. I am happy that I got see him play live along his journey. RiP Bill, you will be missed.
  45. That’s very sad to hear, I never realised Chain...

    That’s very sad to hear, I never realised Chain had health issues, as he was always an upbeat and informative member when contributing. Rest in peace George.
  46. Sticky: That is frightening reading. I think our...

    That is frightening reading. I think our governments (UK and US) may have been downplaying the severity in an attempt to bolster morale, but it is leading to complacency in behaviour. We all need to...
  47. I picked the new one up on the Bandcamp Friday...

    I picked the new one up on the Bandcamp Friday bonanza, I haven’t had a chance to listen yet, I will report back once I have.
  48. They definitely need to extend as it’s been a...

    They definitely need to extend as it’s been a nightmare experience.

    I managed to get the new Chimpanzee A and new Rustin Man, but I had others in my cart and gave up in frustration, as it was...
  49. I have had this album seemingly forever, I...

    I have had this album seemingly forever, I absolutely love Stevie Wonder, especially that run of 70’s albums from Music of my Mind through to Songs in the Key of Life. This album, which was the next...
  50. I am looking forward to hearing this one, I have...

    I am looking forward to hearing this one, I have it on order for delivery next week, but think I’ll stream it today.

    I’ve been playing Snarky Puppy’s “Live at the Albert Hall” all week, it is so...
  51. Sticky: In the UK we only have to isolate is we have a...

    In the UK we only have to isolate is we have a persistent cough or fever, this would mean a 7 day stint for the person with the cough, but 14 days for household members to allow for the virus to...
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    From a post by Greg Spawton on Facebook... ...

    From a post by Greg Spawton on Facebook...

    Provided there are no further restrictions on movement or on ability to work in commercial recording studios, Dave will be in a studio with David in a...
  53. Sticky: France also stated this while UK was still saying...

    France also stated this while UK was still saying Ibuprofen was ok. UK has now said avoid ibuprofen and use paracetamol instead, the only problem there is the shelves are empty here. I would go with...
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    Sad but inevitable news, hopefully the tour will...

    Sad but inevitable news, hopefully the tour will happen in the future.

    Perhaps even more sad is the news that Dave Gregory is quitting the band, his guitar mastery was one of the reasons I found...
  55. Sticky: Those with first mover advantage did ok, but with...

    Those with first mover advantage did ok, but with dwindling income for many, there’s only so much you can do to help. On a personal note, my eldest daughter is about to lose her contract (she works...
  56. Sticky: I am with you on that, I’m 59 but pretty fit, gym...

    I am with you on that, I’m 59 but pretty fit, gym and swim regularly and apart from a very drastic and scary bout of anaemia 15 months ago, which was finally sorted by an emergency operation, I’ve...
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    Scrap the season and start again in September ;)...

    Scrap the season and start again in September ;)

    I say this as someone who whenever I hear Covid 19 expect it to be followed by West Ham nil :)
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    Virus / Iron Maiden Epidemic / Blackfield My...

    Virus / Iron Maiden
    Epidemic / Blackfield
    My Carona / The Knack

    Not necessarily prog or correct ;)
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    VDGG were rather under the radar when I was at...

    VDGG were rather under the radar when I was at secondary school (72-79) and the usual suspects of progressive rock ruled the roost with my peers. I had one compilation (68-71) which gathered the more...
  60. Sticky: The UK policy is to allow us to build up herd...

    The UK policy is to allow us to build up herd immunity by letting the populace interact to some extent and so catch the virus. Of course there will be collateral damage, but I suppose their modelling...
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