24 July 2010

The State of the Blog, 24 July 2010

It’s Saturday, and that means it’s time for another State of the Blog post.

It’s been a very busy week here at Bill’s Prog Blog, as I am sure you have all seen. I admit that Frogg Café day was a bit of a surprise, but I hope it was as cool a surprise for you as it was for me. I really want to take the time to thank Andy and Frank from the Café for their generosity of time and in allowing me to share the score with you. Which reminds, actually...I will be sharing the whole thing with you very soon now...I’m just working out those final details. I hope it’s something that is a nice little extra for those of you out there reading at home.

There are a lot of cool things in the pipeline for the next few weeks. I’m always loathe to share specifics because so much can change as events occur. But I can share a few generalities, I think. Among the pieces that are in the works...

  • A number of interviews, including at least one that’s been in the works for a little while now.
  • The beginning of a series of pieces looking at progressive/art rock boxed sets of value.
  • Some DVD reviews, including both new and older titles.
  • Reviews of a pair of very good instrumental albums that have come out this year on two ends of the musical spectrum.
  • The usual mix of CD reviews and news articles.

As always, we’ll be kicking things off with Magma Monday. I’m still working out a flow for the rest of the week, but be assured, it’ll be well worth it.

And now for a few less blog news-esque words…

I obviously posted a lot of stuff this week, and the response I’ve gotten was pretty overwhelming. That’s something I can only mark up to you out there in Constant Reader land. I don’t do this for response, I don’t do this to get a pat on the back...but that doesn’t mean that I am not dead chuffed when it happens. Its very gratifying to get positive response from those of you reading at home, and all I can say in return in a sincere thank you for taking the time to read, to comment, to send e-mails, or whatever. It makes me want to work that extra bit harder to make sure that I keep things going smoothly. So...thank you. Your energy and enthusiasm drives me to keep on keeping on.

Enough of my blather...I have some Magma to listen to!

1 comment:

firefly said...

Well, I turned my friend on to your blog and he liked it; but he also reads "Progressive" magazine for prog info ...
Seems to me you were working on a Roine Stoit interview??
If you hear of any info on bands such as Yoso? (x-circa, yes, and toto members), or Squakit (squire and hackett), Hydrogyn (heavier stuff) or Chris Squire's long awaited second solo CD, please let us know, or 'Conspiracy' with Squire and Billy Sherwood.
You listen to so much prog I sometimes wonder how you keep up with it all!!!!!