Elbow; The Take Off and Landing of Everything.

Originally posted on Progarchy:
As a reviewer it is sometimes difficult to stand back from an album that you are reviewing and be objective, not let your personal feelings, or things that are happening in your own life…

Synergistic Perfection: First – and Lasting – Impressions of Moving Pictures

Originally posted on Progarchy:
I. Blown Away It was a beautiful spring day. At least so it seemed. The calendar said it was still February, so officially were still in winter. But Winter 1981 in Lexington, KY, was…

C.V.–Updated, April 2014

cv spring 2014

Rush’s Finest Album? (Hold Your Fire until you’ve read my analysis!)

Originally posted on Progarchy:
The boys were most stylish in 1987. The first Rush album I bought was A Farewell To Kings – it was a cutout*, and I had heard they were a pretty good progressive rock…

New Arjen Lucassen Project: With Anneke van Giersbergen

Originally posted on Progarchy:
Arjan Lucassen has just released the following on Facebook: Time has come to finally disclose my new project… it will be a collaboration between my favorite female singer Anneke van Giersbergen and me! Expect…

H301 Study Guide: History of the American Founding

H301, Founding of the American Republic; Birzer Study Guide for the Final, 2014   Section 1: Essay.  Worth 40% of your final exam grade. When asked about the sources influencing the writing of the Declaration of Independence, the… Read More

Why So Little Decentralization? Part Two: Secession Prevention

Originally posted on Pileus:
Having finally turned the corner on a brutal, 11-day (and counting) cold, I feel up to getting back to my blogging routine. First up: a followup to last month’s post, “Why So Little Decentralization?”…