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 on: October 24, 2020, 04:49:28 am 
Started by Mervap - Last post by Keri
Seems like a good use of lockdown to make another album by himself and I just find it so great that approaching 80 years old Paul still wants to make new music. I should listen to his last album again.

 on: October 21, 2020, 11:48:24 pm 
Started by Mervap - Last post by Greg
Wow. Hadnt heard.
I like that hes calling it this.

 on: October 21, 2020, 04:49:35 pm 
Started by Mervap - Last post by Mervap

 on: October 20, 2020, 10:04:45 pm 
Started by Mervap - Last post by Greg
Same feelings and thoughts.

And dang, he was part of the cultural fabric that I lived in.
Catchy songs.  And I knew he was a groundbreaking badass on guitar, but I just didn't care for that band. 

But the 70s and 80s wouldnt have been the same without him.

Very sad that he will not be around for more years.

 on: October 06, 2020, 03:55:42 pm 
Started by Mervap - Last post by Mervap
Not the hugest fan of their stuff, but geesh.....what a talent.


 on: September 21, 2020, 03:54:57 pm 
Started by Keri - Last post by Mervap
Good points.....especially on the Yes music!

 on: September 20, 2020, 08:06:19 pm 
Started by Keri - Last post by Keri
Good question Merv, I think my show was quite different from what others would have done with a psychedelic special as they would likely have been trying to define psychedelic as a genre and all the tracks would likely have been drawn from the time period 1966 to 1968. What I was trying to do was a bit different, I'm not trying to define a genre but to explore an imaginative area. One of the obvious issues that comes up is what relationship does it have to drug use, is it about drugs? I'd say no it isn't about drugs, but the experience of taking LSD was certainly an inspiration to this music, they were trying to artistically create an experience from Ichycoo Park expressed "It's all too beautiful" or from I am the Walrus "I am he as you are he as you are me, And we are all together". I personally think that it is better to experience these states without drugs and absorption in the music can help us to do so. Both the music and the lyrics should express something of a visionary quality. The article that inspired my psychedelic selection included A Day in the Life, which I think has psychedelic elements, but the reading the newspaper about the death in a car crash, has a vibe of resignation and world wariness that isn't psychedelic to me.

I was trying to make the show as a whole a psychedelic experience, rather than be about the psychedelic genre.

I can see the connection between the Steve Hillage track and Genesis and Rush sonically, but it's unlikely I would have used any of their work, you can experience something of the same sense of absorption in their music, but they lack the spiritual intent, I don't see them as psychedelic, whereas I think there is something fundamentally psychedelic about Yes' music.

 on: September 20, 2020, 06:32:19 pm 
Started by Keri - Last post by Mervap
A question arises, though....what makes a song "psychedelic", to you? Is it subject matter? Instrumentation? Intent?

The Steve Hillage tune reminded my quite a bit of Genesis and a little Rush....

 on: September 20, 2020, 05:18:28 pm 
Started by Keri - Last post by Keri
Thanks Merv, I'm glad you liked it. I have been doing a community radio show for a few years, usually I go to the radio station once a month to present the show, it records and it plays a couple of times a week for that month. During the lockdown we did a few shows recorded at home and uploaded, then recently I learnt how to download the shows and put them on mixcloud. This one I recorded in advance as it had a lot more connected songs so I thought it best to record at home, it's actually next months one and hasn't aired yet.

I was really happy with this one.

 on: September 20, 2020, 09:24:32 am 
Started by Keri - Last post by Mervap
That was a real treat! Do you do these types of things regularly?

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