On This Day (November 22)…Deep Purple in Croydon

Deep Purple performed on this day in 1970 at Fairfield Hall in Croydon, England. Advertisement for the show. Retrieved from here. The Gig This concert was comparatively early in the In Rock World Tour, undertaken to support the album of the same name. The In Rock World Tour was Deep Purple's second lineup's second major … Continue reading On This Day (November 22)…Deep Purple in Croydon

On This Day (November 22)…King Crimson back at Fillmore East

King Crimson performed on this day in 1969 at Fillmore East in New York City, New York. Robert Fripp's performer pass for King Crimson's time Fillmore East. Retrieved from here. This was the second night in a row that King Crimson performed at the Fillmore East. The band once again shared a bill with Joe … Continue reading On This Day (November 22)…King Crimson back at Fillmore East

Song Thoughts: Dave Brubeck’s “Blue Rondo” and Adaptations

One day, I'm going to have a podcast or a YouTube channel to discuss music. I've held back on republishing this here from my last blog in part because I hope to make this into one of the earliest episodes I do. Until it makes its transition into a new medium, however, this piece of … Continue reading Song Thoughts: Dave Brubeck’s “Blue Rondo” and Adaptations

General Thoughts: ELP’s “Live In Zurich” and Why it Matters

I pity you, O readers. This is the day upon which all of you realize my truly insufferable nature, if you haven’t already. For those of you who read through this without falling asleep, I congratulate you. Today, I am going into the backstory of one particular piece of ELP history: The concert that has … Continue reading General Thoughts: ELP’s “Live In Zurich” and Why it Matters

On This Day (November 21)…Going Bananas in Helsinki

Deep Purple performed on this day in 2003 at the Helsinki Ice Hall in Helsinki, Finland. Poster promoting the concert. Retrieved from here. This concert occurred as part of Deep Purple's Bananas World Tour, undertaken to support the album of the same name. They were supported by Uriah Heep. The setlist consisted of both old … Continue reading On This Day (November 21)…Going Bananas in Helsinki

Album Review: Emerson, Lake & Palmer (1970)

This week has featured a ton of significant dates for Emerson, Lake & Palmer fans. Thus, I decided to revisit a review/ramble I originally wrote in 2017 about what the debut album accomplishes. Originally, the album was released on November 20, 1970, with its US release coming just around two months later in January 1971. … Continue reading Album Review: Emerson, Lake & Palmer (1970)