Monday, October 3, 2016

Prog & Roll’s special birthday show (2/10/2016). A “review” and the complete playlist…

Hello all! :-)
  Last night Prog & Roll radio show was online once more, but this time we had a special show prepared, because we were celebrating its birthday. We had many people in the chatbox, and even more who were just listening without participating. We had some musicians in the chatbox once more, from England and Italy this time.
  From our behalf, we prepared a jolly and powerful playlist especially for the occasion, and as it seemed the people enjoyed it a lot.
Further that that, we announced some changes that we are going to do with the show’s structure, effective from last night. So, for the season 2016-2017, Prog & Roll will include the following elements:
1.The music quiz. We started doing it in our very first show just for fun, but since the people loved it we never stopped. We don’t have a music quiz in all of our shows, but in many of them.
 2. The “Epic” song. This is also something that became very popular among our listeners, and for that reason it will continue for one more season. For those who don’t know what the “epic” song is, I should tell you that on each of our shows we choose a song usually over 10 minutes in length with which we close the show.. Think of it as a “Grand Finale” let’s say.
3. Song of the month contest. This is something we used to do in Prog & Roll’s first 2 years, and now it is coming back. So, here how it works: We ask from our listeners to grade the songs we play, on a scale from 1-10, according to their music likings. At the end of each show, the one or two songs that will have the highest average rating will be put aside on a list. In the second hour of the last show of each month, we will have the final stage of the song of the month, during which we play these songs once more. The people in our audience will grade them once more, but in a more serious manner let’s say. So, the song that will have the highest average score, will be announced as ‘the song of the month’. At the end of the season, after almost 10 months, we are going to make a special show during which we are going to announce and play Prog & Roll’s Top-10 songlist, which is actually made by our listeners.
As for the playlist, it included songs from many music genres once more, and it was a powerful and noisy one in its majority. We separated the 2 hour show into 4 half hours parts once more, and we tried to play different styles of music on each part.
 Take a look here to see the complete playlist:

1st Part: T.REX: Children of the Revolution / DAVID BOWIE: Suffragette City / ROXY MUSIC: Virginia Plain / QUEEN: My Fairy King / THE WHO: Love Reign O’er Me / KANSAS: What’s on My mind.
2nd Part: RIVERSIDE: #Addicted / GALAHAD: Termination / SERJ TANKIAN: Sky is Over / QUEENSRYCHE: I don’t Believe in Love.
3rd Part: LED ZEPPELIN: Immigrant Song / RUSH: Finding My Way / BLACK SABBATH: Rock n Roll Doctor / JUDAS PRIEST: Heading out to the Highway / IRON MAIDEN: Flight of Icarus / DIO: Hungry for Heaven
4th Part: THE MOODY BLUES: The Story in your Eyes / FOCUS: Sugar Island / JETHRO TULL: Locomotive Breath / MANFRED MAN’S EARTH BAND: Visionary Mountains.
“Epic” Song: CAMEL: Nimrodel.

The songs that gained the highest average score and therefore will participate at the final stage of the ‘song of the month' during the last show in October are:
 1. Jethro Tull: Locomotive Breath
 2. Camel: Nimrodel.
I would like to say a very big ‘thank you’ to all those who tuned in last night, and everybody that has become a part of the beautiful and warm company of Prog & Roll. We are so glad and honored to have such a fantastic and devoted audience!
Thank you very much!