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Be Careful Little Mars

Fragile is a classic album by the band Yes and illustrated by Roger Dean. The front of this cover has an idyllic looking miniature world with a “wooden” spaceship with jagged edges and curved wings flying above and is pictured … Continue reading

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Men Without Audible Voices

In the eighties, I went to Montreal and my brother and sister took me to a bar that Ivan Doroschuk was known to frequent. I had heard of him because I liked the pop band Men Without Hats that he … Continue reading

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The Case for Fat Chords

A chord is comprised of at least 3 notes. Octaves of these notes don’t count as separate notes. So the maximum number of notes a chord can have is twelve. This is all the spacings in the octave. Since we … Continue reading

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Replacing the Few With the Many

A couple albums ago, the band Yes was faced with the prospect of not having a keyboardist. Big things are expected of a Yes keyboardist because such people as Rick Wakeman, Tony Kaye, Geoff Downes, Patrick Moraz and Igor Khoroshev … Continue reading

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F U Floyd

I apologize profusely for that title if your name actually is Floyd. I mean it for someone whose last name is Floyd and whose first name is Pink. That’s right, Pink Floyd, I mean you. I think you’ll need some … Continue reading

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Kiss in Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Congratulations Kiss. Now with any luck, Yes will be added next year at the proper time.

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The Articler

The astute among you will notice that the title has a made up word. The name might make sense if you follow the rest of this post. Over 4 decades ago, mankind first set foot on the moon. It was … Continue reading

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Yes For Induction in Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has already taken flack a few years ago for ignoring the genre of progressive rock, hugely popular in the 1970s and still somewhat successful today. Since that time they have added Genesis and … Continue reading

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Musicians are Tone Deaf

Right off the top it might not be all musicians. I am going by all the songs I know in the English speaking world. Why the English language? That, as it turns out, is important. The English language itself has … Continue reading

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Fire Breathing Dragon Guitars

I was a kid during the lion share of the Glam Rock period. Still, the imprint was there when I first started playing guitar in the mid 1980’s. So, despite possibly being seen as a throwback, when I came up … Continue reading

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