Prog Rock

Blind Ego’s Liquid Powers a Good Walk

Liquid - Blind Ego
The Walk (not the run!)

I know that I was supposed to run yesterday. But first we had to do some shopping before the Eagles game. Then after the end of that upsetting loss to the Giants I was in no mood to run. However, I didn’t want to totally avoid exercise so I decided to walk instead.

Along with  just not being  not in the mood to run I also knew that it was late enough that it would be getting dark before I finished my run.  I hate  the switch back to standard time in the fall It would be so nice if it stayed light out until 5:30 to 6:00 at night! I’ll put up with it being dark in the morning! Anyway, I read a good article about the switch in The Washington Post yesterday and I whole heartedly agree: Turning back the clock 1 hour takes a serious toll on your mental health

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The Prelude Implicit Kansas’ Latest Album Powers My First Run as a 65 year-old!

The Prelude Implicit - Kansas
Another Attempt to Start Running Again with a Soundtrack from Kansas – The Prelude Implicit

So I had babysitting duties today with my granddaughter Zoe. Missy had to go to work earlier than usual so I had to be there by 7:30. The good thing about that was Missy got home a little after 3, which meant that I would be home by 3:30 or so and that meant there would be time to run today.

I haven’t run since I don’t know when, I just can’t seem to get motived to find the time. But Saturday I turned 65 and my wife asked if I needed new running shoes or was I not going to run anymore? Of course I am going to run again, I responded, probably a little unconvincingly.Anyway, this afternoon was a perfect time to start again, or at least make an attempt to start again. I have done that several times this year! But it does look like I will only have to babysit Zoe again on Wednesday this week. So I should be off on Friday to run again.

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Danish Space Rock from Causa Sui

Causa Sui – Return to Sky – Psychedelic/Space Rock-Denmark

So this morning I was looking for some music to start my day. I went to Spotify and then to Browse and My Discover selections. The second album among the ‘Top Recommendations for You’ was the album Return to Sky from  the band  Causa Sui. Having no idea about the band or the genre of music that they played, I gave them a try. What I heard was a pretty interesting instrumental band.!!

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Run & Rock with Cargo from Royal Hunt!

Cargo - Royal Hunt

The Run

So after our trip to Moorestown on Sunday, I wasn’t sure if I was going to run or not. But I was able to get myself moving and I headed on out. I loaded up a little prog on the iPhone, Cargo the latest from the band Royal Hunt and I was off, but not for long. Over the last several weeks, the back of my left shoe has rubbed on my foot and I developed a blister which popped and now I am left with the residual irritation, I have put a band-aid over the spot and that helps but Sunday I started running without the band-aid because my foot hadn’t felt too bad. Mistake! After the first quarter-mile I knew I had two choices return home and put a new band-aid on and hope that worked or struggle through the run and then probably limp  for the next two days. While I knew I could do the later. I also knew that the correct choice was to go home and put the band-aid on! I chose that option. I walked the quarter-mile home put the band-aid on and walked back to the point where I had paused the Fitbit and restarted the run.

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Eternal Wanderers and a Late Afternoon Walk

Eternal Wanderers - The Mystery of the Cosmic Sorrow
Is there a better name for a Neo-Prog Group to Power a Walk than Eternal Wanderers?
The Walk

So yesterday I actually got off my butt again and went for a walk! This one was a 3.1 mile walk at pace of 15:20 /mile which means the walk lasted 47 minutes and 34 seconds! Not bad overall, so it looks like one more walk tomorrow and then maybe I’ll try to run on the weekend! The soundtrack for the run was a Neo-Prog band Eternal Wanderers.

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Myrath – Legacy

Myrath - Legacy

Myrath – Legacy – Progressive Metal – Tunisia 

So around eleven o’clock this morning I thought it was to stop pounding on the computer keyboard and get up and get something done around the house In doing so, I decided to put on some progressive rock. I chose Legacy from Myrath. The album has been in my music rotation for about a week now and I like it more and more each time I listen to it!

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Rhapsody of Fire – Into the Legend

Into the Legend - Rhapsody of Fire

Rhapsody of Fire – Progressive Metal – Italy

One of the Prog Rock albums that I has been in my music rotation over the last several weeks is Into The Legend from Rhapsody of Fire. Rhapsody of Fire is a progressive metal band from Italy. I first discovered Rhapsody of Fire in 2014 around the time they released the album Dark Wings of Steel, subsequently  wrote a post about the band on the birthday of their keyboardist Alex Staropoli  (January 9, 1970).

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Armonite -The Sun is New Each Day

Armonite - The Sun is New Every Day

Armonite: Rock Progressivo Italiano • Italy  –  Rating ****

Over the last few days, the album The Sun is New Each Day from the band Armonite has been in my music rotation. It is an interesting instrumental progressive rock album. The band has a distinctive sound generated mostly by the sound of an electric violin. That violin is being played by one of the two founding members of Armonite, Jacopo Bigi. Bigi and composer Paolo Fosso founded Armonite in 1996 while they were still in school.The band released its first album Inuit in 1999. After which the band broke up.Jacopo pursued a career as a classical violinist and violin teacher, while Paolo started working in music administration. In 2015 they reunited and formed a new band, but used the old name.

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Riders of the Universe – Amen Road – Ride On!

Amen Road

Riders of the Universe : Netherlands

I must say that what first attracted me to Riders of the Universe new album was the cover. But it only took listening to a few minutes of the opening track “We AreRiders Pt 1 & 2” For me to know that I was going to like this album. I had it on in the background the other night as I was reading and when the title track “Amen Road” came on my ears perked up, and I thought I have to pay more attention to these guys! I did just that , yesterday, and again in morning, which only reinforced the fact that I really like this album!!

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Unreal City – Il Paese Del Tramonto – Great Italian Prog Rock!

Il Paese Del Tramonto

Last night I was checking out the New Progressive Rock releases at New Prog Releases. One of the albums of interest to me was Il Paese Del Tramonto (Country of Sunset) from an Italian Progressive Rock band Unreal City.  Their music was classified as Symphonic and since I have enjoyed other symphonic prog bands, I figured I’d like these guys. I figured right I put the album on while I was multi-tasking or as I like to call it ADDing! I was watching the football game, reading and listening! It didn’t take long to for the voices of Phil Simms and Jim Nantz to take a backseat to the keyboards Emanuele Tarasconi and Francsca Zantta’s guitar! (the decision was aided by the uncompetitive nature of the game, between the Colts and Pats! Ido believe, Unreal City would have lost out to the Packers and Seahawks!). Anyway I loved the album and today it became the soundtrack for my drive out Street Road to pick up my replacement hearing aid at Costco.  Listening to the album in greater detail only brought out the great keyboard and guitar work on the album, solidifying my opinion that this is a great album!!

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