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Panem et Circenses: NASA Edition

From Juvenal’s (Decimus Iunius Iuvenalis) Satire X: “… the mob That used to grant power, high office, the legions, everything, Curtails its desires, and reveals its anxiety for two things only, Bread and circuses.” Pay no attention to the $15 … Continue reading

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Great Prog Rock Albums – Part 2/2

Continuing from yesterday’s post, here are John Petrucci’s top 11 prog rock albums: Dixie Dregs – Night Of The Living Dregs Iron Maiden – Piece Of Mind Marillion – Misplaced Childhood Metallica – Master Of Puppets Ozzy Osbourne – Diary … Continue reading

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Great Prog Rock Albums – Part 1/2

MusicRadar.com has two lists of all time great prog rock albums. The lists are from Dream Theater members John Petrucci and Jordan Rudess. Rudess’ top 10: Emerson, Lake, and Palmer – Tarkus  Genesis – A Trick Of The Tale Gentle … Continue reading

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Free Bach Recordings

Bach Organ Works by James Kibbie – “Free downloads of the complete organ works of Johann Sebastian Bach, recorded by Dr. James Kibbie on original baroque organs in Germany, are offered on this site.” The Open Goldberg Variations by Kimiko … Continue reading

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Progressive Rock Resources

What is progressive rock (prog rock)? According to Prog Archives: “Progressive rock (often shortened to prog or prog rock) is a form of rock music that evolved in the late 1960s and early 1970s as part of a “mostly British … Continue reading

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Mahavishnu Orchestra

I just received a “box set” of the first 5 recordings of the celebrated jazz-fusion-progressive rock band Mahavishnu Orchestra from amazon.com for a bargain price of $12.19. The set includes:

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