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February 26, 2007

Born to Rock - designed by Fred Deakin of Lemon Jelly fame

Born to Rock - designed by Fred Deakin of Lemon Jelly fame
Originally uploaded by Katy Lindemann.
I want want want this.

Posted by Tom Dolan at 04:17 PM | Comments (0)

February 21, 2007

My Heaven, Many Others' Hell

Oooh, look. A supergroup made out of record producers like Trevor Horn, Steve Lipson and Lol Creme.

That sort of makes up for missing out on tickets for the Bill Bailey/Anne Dudley concert. :-)

Posted by Tom Dolan at 10:56 PM

We All Know It, But Do We Do It?

Jem goes one stage further than most of us, by actually having backups of his music, but has found himself just a little stuffed by not actually checking if he could read the bloody things back again.

For most of us, this would mean re-ripping some CDs.

For Jem this means losing the originals of his own album. :-(

Posted by Tom Dolan at 10:17 PM | Comments (0)

February 06, 2007


And in other news, Carlton has been giving blood.

“Have you done this, that or the other?”
‘No, although I have a friend who lived next to a tattoo parlour for a while’
“That’s okay, I don’t think that counts.”
“Now, sex.” She said casually.

Posted by Tom Dolan at 09:56 PM

Wizards 1, Progression 0

Jem Godfrey (teenage prog supremo, turned multi-million selling pop producer, turned prog supremo, turned oh-fuck-the-lot-of-you-then), whose project "Frost*" I saw as a huge force for good in the world 'progressive rock' (admittedly a world I visit very rarely and gingerly these days) explains why he's given up trying to become the future of prog.

If you look at mainstream rock music, that is actually what's become "progressive" rock. Think of how it's evolved even in the last 20 years, never mind from Buddy Holly to The Beatles. From bands like The Police, to U2, to Nirvana, to Nine Inch Nails, to Foo Fighters, to Radiohead, to Muse etc... Every couple of years something new happens to it that pushes it on and makes it evolve still further. And it's just getting better and better.

Meanwhile, prog is singing twee little operettas to itself about a wizard who has to descend to a deadly platform of death in the underworld. Armed only with the mighty crystals of the mystic woman of Orcnoc-laa, he confronts the Gorgon of justice etc etc....Yawn.

On the upside, there's a great new album in my collection, and a witty new blog to read.

Posted by Tom Dolan at 09:41 PM | Comments (0)