Tag Archives: Yes

The Moon is Not an All Night Nightlight

Poets, songwriters and prose makers beware that if you don’t observe carefully enough, you might be taken to task for sloppy writing. In this case I’d like to call out songwriter Jason Mraz for his song “Shine”. There was a … Continue reading

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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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