Conflux Cornucopia Cerebellum Cocktail Hour Episode #042:  Prognosis: Prog Rock

May 26, 11pm


the show starts with carry-over from Skeevy Side Show….Anarchy UK by the Sex Pistols. Even though Punk is about polar opposite of Progressive Rock, I love both genres….so it remains.

After carefully studying the symptoms, it seemed to me that a heavy dose of Prog Rock was needed.

Set List: Selections from classic and contemporary prog rock artists over the last 50 years.

1. Knife Edge by Emerson Lake and Palmer from self titled debut. (1970) 5:06
2. MIC BREAK: Star by Peter Gabriel from Peter Gabriel 3: Face Melt (1980) 1:21
3. Dancing with the Moonlit Knight by Genesis from Selling England by the Pound (1973) 8:04
4. Warrior by Wishbone Ash from Argus (1972) 5:52
5. Luminol by Steven Wilson from the Raven that Refused to Sing (and Other Stories) (2012) 12:10
6. Dark Side of the Moog by Colosseum II from Strange Flesh (1976) 6:23
7. MIC BREAK: Cancer/Moonspeak by Rivers of Nihil from Where Owls Know My Name (2018) 1:45
8. Throwing Mountains by Kansas from the Absence of Presence (2020) 6:21
9. Fallen Angel by King Crimson from Red (1974) 6:03
10. Alucard by Gentle Giant from self titled debut album (1970) 6:02
11. Green Waves by Beardfish from Mammoth (2010) 8:54
12. Skeletons at the Feast by Spock’s Beard from self titled album (2006) 6:34
13. MIC BREAK: Affinity.exe by Haken from Affinity (2016) 1:24
14. Nimrodel/The Procession/The White Rider by Camel from Mirage (1974) 9:18
15. The Devil’s Orchard by Opeth from Heritage (2011) 6:40
16. Muttersprache by Gordian Knot from Emergent (2003) 6:27
17. Cygnus X-1 by Rush from A Farewell to Kings (1977) 10:22
18. FAREWELL MIC BREAK: Wandering on the Milky Way by Jean-Luc Ponty from Imaginary Voyage (1976) 1:50
19. Starship Trooper: A. Life Seeker, B. Disillusion, C. Würm (Remix) by Yes from The Yes Album (The Steven Wilson Remixes) (1971/2018)
20. Worry Wort by Radiohead, B Side from Knives Out single. (2001) (Partial Song….aprox 1:00 transition into Puzzling Evidence.)

Conflux Cornucopia Cerebellum Cocktail Hour: Episode #017: A Birthday Tribute to the Works of Steven Wilson

November 4, 11pm

Hello fellow Alchemists and Confluxians. Tonight we honor one of my favorite musicians, Steven Wilson. He is often referred to as the greatest musician you’ve never heard of. And as deep as my library was, I had never heard of his music…..until…….
About 7 years ago, I discovered Porcupine Tree (Deadwing to be specific) which I shortly followed up with by grabbing In Absentia and thus a rabbit hole I had fallen into. I had no idea at the time how many burrows I would find or just how deep it went, but I just kept following wherever they lead. What I found was a kindred spirit in that musical “categories” mean almost nothing and that there is no reason not mash them us, depart from one to do another, or just let them rest side by side as if they always belonged together. This is essentially the crux of what I try to bring to you each week and Steven Wilson’s musical catalog, as immense and diverse as it is, is a representation of that. Sadly, in a two hour window there just isn’t enough time to do a deep dive, so I strove to just show you the portal entryways to which a rabbit might seek adventure. So……, Without further ado, in honor and celebration of Steven Wilson, I bring you a small guide to where the rabbit holes are and a small taste of what lies beyond each door.

1. OPENING MIC BREAK: No Luck with Rabbits (0:47) by Porcupine Tree from On the Sunday of Life (1991) Psychedelic/Art Rock
2. The Birthday Party (3:49) by Steven Wilson from Drive Home (EP) (2013) Progressive Rock
3. Time Flies (11:41) by Porcupine Tree from The Incident (2009) Progressive Rock
4. MIC BREAK: The Yellow Windows of the Evening Train (2:00) by Porcupine Tree from The Incident (2009) Progressive Rock
5. Long Distance Runaround (3:31) by Yes from Fragile (The Steven Wilson Remixes) (2018) Classic Progressive Rock
6. The Fish (Schindleria Praematurus) (2:39) by Yes from Fragile (The Steven Wilson Remixes) (1971/2018) Classic Progressive Rock
7. The Boys in the Band (4:35) by Gentle Giant (Steven Wilson Mix) from Octopus (1972/2015) Classic Progressive Rock
8. Cynical Days (3:18) by XTC from Oranges and Lemons (Steven Wilson Remix) (1989) Post Punk/Art Rock
9. MIC BREAK: A Drop in the Ocean (1:36) by Blackfield from Blackfield V (2017) Pop/Alt Rock
10. Pretty Genius (3:52) by No-Man from All the Blue Changes (2006) Art Rock/Trip Hop/Dream Pop
11. Orphan Coal (10:17) by Bass Communion from Bass Communion I (2001) Electronic/Ambient
12. Piece for Hammered Dulcimer and Mellotron Choir (4:30) by I.E.M. (The Incredible Expanding Mindfuck) from Have Come for Your Children (2001) Psychedelic/Krautrock
13. Scars (4:00) by Blackfield from Blackfield I (2004) Indie Rock
14. MIC BREAK: Politician (1:08) by I.E.M. (The Incredible Expanding Mindfuck) from Arcadia Son (2002) Psychedelic/Krautrock
15. Harridan (8:08) by Porcupine Tree from CLOSURE/CONTINUATION due in April 2022 (2021) Progressive Metal
16. Shutdown (10:25) by O.S.I. from Office of Strategic Influence (2002) Progressive Metal
17. Harvest (5:59) by Opeth from Blackwater Park (2001) Progressive Death Metal
18. MIC BREAK: Patterns inf the Ivy (1:50) by Opeth from Blackwater Park (2001) Progressive Death Metal
19. The Lines in My Hand (3:49) by Opeth from Heritage (2011) Progressive Metal
20. Index (4:49) by Steven Wilson from Grace for Drowning (2011) Industrial/Progressive Metal
21. Hag (6:28) by Storm Corrosion from Storm Corrosion (2012) Psychedelic Folk Rock/Experimental
22. MIC BREAK: Pagan (1:39) by Porcupine Tree from Signify (1996) Indie/Alt Rock
23. Eminent Sleeze (3:43) by Steven Wilson from The Future Bites (2021) Electronic Rock
24. Sentimental (5:27) by Porcupine Tree from Fear of a Blank Planet (2007) Progressive Metal
25. FAREWELL MIC BREAK: On the Sunday of Life (2:12) by Porcupine Tree from On the Sunday of Life (1991) Psychedelic/Art Rock
26. The Raven That Refused to Sing (7:57) by Steven Wilson from The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories) (2013) Progressive Rock