Stormfields

Going the extra mile for Aisles

Originally posted on Progarchy:
One of the most challenging parts about being a prog reviewer is trying to ascertain how many times you need to listen to a particular album before you feel confident enough to deliver a…

Embrace Humanity, not Ideology

One of the great contributions of the Christian Humanists of the twentieth century–in particular, Christopher Dawson, C.S. Lewis, and Russell Kirk–is the realization that no left-right divide exists beyond the contrivance of those who seek power.  They employ… Read More

Rush MOVING PICTURES–reviewed in Notre Dame Student Paper 1981

Originally posted on Progarchy:
My family and I are in the process of moving to Boulder, Colorado, for the upcoming school year.  One of the terrible parts of any move is the packing.  But, there’s a plus side–things…

Progarchy is Moving! New Address.

Originally posted on Progarchy:
For the next year, yours truly (ed.-Brad) will be living in Longmont, Colorado, and teaching at the University of Colorado, Boulder.  It is my goal to make CU an all-prog rock campus.  By the…

ELP, William Blake, and Jerusalem – The Divine Conection

Originally posted on Progarchy:
Back in the year 1973, Kieth Emerson, Greg Lake, and Carl Palmer made an interesting decision regarding their album, Brain Salad Surgery. They decided to record their own version of the hymn, “Jerusalem,” and…

Review: Jason Rubenstein NEW METAL FROM OLD BOXES

Originally posted on Progarchy:
Review: Jason Rubenstein, NEW METAL FROM OLD BOXES (Tone Cluster, 2014). So.  You’ve been a progger since the 1970s, you’re musically trained, and and you’ve enjoyed a solid if now former career as a software…

Breathing, and Meaning It

Originally posted on Peter C. Blum:
[This is a re-posting of a comment in response to this blog Post by Tom Morris, for whom I was once a teaching assistant, and from whom I learned some important things about teaching.] Somewhere…

Big Big Train: Voices for Real World

Originally posted on Progarchy:
Greg Spawton has posted another video snippet on the Big Big Train Facebook page of the band’s preparations for their upcoming live recording at Real World Studios. If you’re a Passenger, it’ll be compulsive…

New Music Video from Days Between Stations

Originally posted on Progarchy:
Here’s the official video for their wonderful song, “The Man Who Died Two Times”, featuring the irrepressible Colin Moulding (of XTC fame). It’s from their outstanding 2013 album, In Extremis. You have to love…

An Announcement

Originally posted on Progarchy:
Ladies and Gentlemen, It gives me great pleasure to announce that at 8.04pm this evening Salander gave birth to a new album. Everyone is doing fine. We have called it STENDEC. It weighs in…

Review: Little Sparrow – ‘Wishing Tree’ (2014)

Originally posted on Progarchy:
Something new, yet something familiar… It’s a given that many progressive rock fans grew up on a diet of the beautiful, quirky songs of Kate Bush through the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s, many of…

The Fire Garden of Infinite Delights

Originally posted on Progarchy:
[The first of at least two reviews of Fire Garden, Sound of Majestic Colors (Fire Garden Music, Chicago, IL, 2014).  Official Website for the band and label: .  Kevin Williams will also be reviewing the…