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One line thoughts of the day.

X Factor is the musical equivalent of the burning of the library of Alexandria.

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When you realise a record is really wall-to-wall neo-prog clichés, but it’s all done so well you love it anyway.

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The depressing thing about any kind of politics is what people believe matters far more than what is actually true.

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There are far worse things to have as an earworm than Mostly Autumn’s “Mother Nature”.

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Overpriced boxed sets from legacy acts who don’t need the money harm grassroots music far, far more that YouTube or Spotify could ever do. Just think how many smaller prog bands could have sustainable careers from the money spent on the latest £378 Pink Floyd one.

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Labour is going to split now, whatever happens. Any leadership election will be about which faction gets to call itself the Labour Party. Classic rock fans will recognise the situation; Angela Eagle’s Labour Party vs. The Labour Party featuring Jeremy Corbyn. Like Barclay James Harvest only without the tunes.

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They’re a completely different subgenre of rock, but you could make a good argument that Karnataka’s three most recent studio albums, “Delicate Flame of Desire”, “The Gathering Light” and “Secrets of Angels” are the same sort of trinity of albums as “Rainbow Rising”, “Heaven and Hell” and “Holy Diver” in more than one way. Discuss.

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You know you’re a prog fan if… You’ve been to Wetherspoons in Bilston many more times than you’ve been to your local.

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Happy St.Pancras Day, celebrated with either a Eurostar, a Peak or a Midland compound, depending on your preferred era.

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How many of those who pay eye-watering prices to see stadium tours by long past their prime heritage rock acts also think there’s been no good music since 1974?

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