Hey hey hey! It’s a Monday! Yes, you probably thought “Iris, where is your regular Sunday blog post?”… Well, here it is! News about Neil Mahony, Ed & Iris Discuss show, Prog Suicide Awareness Week, and more!
The reason why I didn’t post my regular Sunday blog post is because I had my Purple Flower Progressive Hour show yesterday on House of Prog, which contains my interview I had with Neil Mahony (MAHONEY, Ex-Amplifier). One of the most interesting interviews I ever had (Neil’s words: Controversial, honest and entertaining!). You can listen to the show and interview here:
Ed & I also recorded a new Ed & Iris Discuss show where we talk about ‘prog collaborations’. I still need to edit the show and squeeze in some awesome tracks, but I’m sure I will upload the show to Mixcloud this week!
My prog colleagues from Proglodytes are busy setting up a campaign/charity. We lost the great Keith Emerson in a terrible way. Suicide is something we don’t like to talk about, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. Here’s a quote from Arthur Hatton: “As a mental health professional and a lover of prog, I decided to organize something in honor of Keith’s memory: a fundraiser to benefit a suicide awareness and prevention charity. I declare this “Prog Suicide Awareness Week” here at Proglodytes.”
You can read the complete post and contribute here: http://proglodytes.com/2016/03/20/prog-suicide-awareness-week-fundraiser/
The reason why I haven’t posted any album reviews this week on my website is because they haven’t been published yet on Background Magazine, so please be patient (and your patience will be rewarded with a big virtual hug from yours truly). I’m also busy writing some other album reviews which I will post on this website and the House of Prog website.
Oof, did I forget to mention something? I probably do, as always… Keep on proggin’!
Big hugs from your favourite scatterbrain!
Iris, aka Ier
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