Marc Martel is an extremely gifted singer. I first became aware of him in 2011 by way of an online Christian music forum. Someone mentioned a band named Downhere whose singer, Martel, sounded like Freddie Mercury. After listening to some songs on the band's website I ordered one of their cds, Ending Is Beginning. Listening … Continue reading Queen + Marc Martel?
One of my favorite attributes of Phil Collins is that the man sings with passion. From his early days in the mid 1970's fronting Genesis too now that passion is ever present. His recent television appearance singing Another Day In Paradise is a great example. It is apparent that he is still recovering from his … Continue reading Phil Collins: Passion
Season five of Arrow is off to a very promising start. The show really needs to rebound from a very messy and disappointing season four. The fourth season started off well with the introduction of Damien Darhk and ended with Team Arrow splintering after fighting off world-wide nuclear destruction. Just saying that latter part in … Continue reading Arrow Season Five
Kansas recently released their newest studio album The Prelude Implicit. The band's last two fully original studio albums, 2000's Somewhere To Nowhere and 1995's Freaks Of Nature are tales of two vastly different bands. Somewhere To Nowhere is the band's absolute worse album and Freaks Of Nature is one of their very best. The … Continue reading Kansas – The Prelude Implicit
If you are a fan of the solo careers of the various members of Genesis than 2016 has been a very good year. Steve Hackett recently finished his highly successful Acolyte to Wolflight/Genesis Revisited tour. He is currently recording his next album and next year he will hit the road to support it. Part of … Continue reading Genesis 2016: The Outline Still Remains
I was recently listening to some music from an obscure progressive band from the 1990s. During one of the instrumental breaks there was a flute solo, which is not uncommon in the context of progressive rock music. It got me to thinking of the great flute players in progressive rock. Of course the first two … Continue reading Steve Hackett’s Secret Weapon