People worry about kids playing with guns, and teenagers watching violent videos; we are scared that some sort of culture of violence will take them over. Nobody worries about kids listening to thousands - literally thousands - of songs about broken hearts and rejection and pain and misery and loss. Nick Hornby 
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Music cleanses the understanding; inspires it, and lifts it into a realm which it would not reach if it were left to itself. — Henry Ward Beecher

DISCOVER A NEW OLD BAND:

"Henry Goes Married" by Jane

From the album “sign No. 9” (1979)

Legendary German band, formed in Hanover in 1970, which combined symphonic elements with blues based hard rock to create a distinct progressive sound, that has endured for 40 years. They have released about 20 albums over the years, and today have divided into three different bands, with slightly varying “Jane” monikers, each led by an original member.

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I dunno about you, but I’d go every night. Click it.

I dunno about you, but I’d go every night. Click it.

Jean-Luc Ponty & Frank Zappa. Click it.

Jean-Luc Ponty & Frank Zappa. Click it.

SONG OF THE DAY:

"Seasick" by Nachtmystium

From the album “Assassins - Black Meddle, Part 1” (2008)

Nachtmystium was an American psychedelic black metal band, who’s promising career was derailed by erroneous accusations of connections to neo-Nazi skinhead groups.

Originally intended as a three-part suite,comprised of “Drowned At Dusk”, “Oceanborn” and “Silent Sunrise”, “Seasick” was split into three separate tracks on the CD, by the demand of the record company. .Presented here is a loving fan’s reconstruction of “Seasick” - as it was intended to be heard by the the band. Enjoy!

The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats… — Albert Schweitzer
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SONG OF THE WEEK:

"Light And Shade" by This Ascension 

From the album “Walk Softly, A Dream Lies Here” (2001)

This is one of those bands I discovered by picking up bargain CDs at $1.00 each. Although described as a “goth” band, the southern California band This Ascension is definitely rooted in the prog ethic.

Imagine a mid period Marillion (post-Fish) with a female vocalist, and you get a good idea what This Ascension sounds like. Check them out!