Amplifier and Progstreaming

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One of my favourite live bands, Amplifier, are touring in December and are making it as far north as Glasgow—it would be great to see them again.

You can check out Amplifier on Spotify, or for the next couple of months or so you can stream their latest album The Octopus and Fractal EP on Progstreaming, a website from The Netherlands that offers free streaming of the latest progressive rock records for “a maximum of two months”. They currently have 97 albums to choose from.

This evening I’ve listened to Transitions by Mandrake Project and Communication Lost by Wolverine. Both really enjoyable albums. On the back of that I’m definitely going to check out more of Mandrake Project.

I love listening to new music.

Wimbledon is like the Tour

This is inspired by a Tweet from @jennybee that read:

Feel a bit lost with no tennis to watch at lunch time.

So Wimbledon is over for another year. But there are other major sporting events going on just now, such as the Tour de France.

In many ways Wimbledon is like the Tour. Except that instead of hitting a ball back and forth across a tennis court, they instead cycle around the court as quickly as they can. And instead of calling it a ‘court’ they call it France.

So with that brief introduction to the international sport of cycling over, head over to ITV4 for some Tour action.