Best album of recent times
AC/DC - Rock Or Bust (2014) CD
Chicago - Now - Chicago XXXVI (2014)
Evergrey – Hymns For The Broken (2014)
Glass Hammer - Ode to Echo (2014)
Status Quo – Aquostic: Stripped Bare (2014)
Timo Tolkki's Avalon - Angels Of The Apocalypse (2014)
Kaipa – Sattyg (2014) – Only the keyboard player remains from this Swedish 70’s prog band but the talent in the band helps create interesting and moving retro prog.
Best album from ages past
Peter Grabriel – Us (1992)
Journey of the Dunadan (1993)
On to Evermore (1998)
The Middle Earth Album (2001)
Lex Rex (2002)
The Inconsolable Secret (2005)
Culture of Ascent (2007)
Cor Cordium (2011)
Glass Hammer have had a few different vocalists but my favourite is Jon Davidson who sounds so much like Jon Anderson that Yes actually hired him as their new vocalist.
For me the best were Cor Cordium and Glass Hammer – If (2010). 5 songs, 2 over 10-minutes and one 24 minuties. Proper prog :)
Gig of the Month
Cinema film of the Month
Film on TV
2 great films that are quite different so a draw for The Grand Budapest Hotel and The Lego Movie
Pen pipe – (present from Doug) To put in mouth, write with and point at thing with
Tefal Optigrill – (Present from in-laws) To replace the George Formby and get mess free(ish) chicken, sossy, burgers and maybe it’ll do bacon ok, we’ll see.
February has 2 days off work, 2 gigs + an 80s gig weekend at Butlin’s in Skegness.