You know what they say about Fast, Cheap and Great? That you can only pick two. You’ve guessed it, as independents, we don’t have any money and since we want to create something great, it won’t be as fast as we’d hope.
STICK MEN is a band that sometimes seems to fly below the radar of most prog fans and that’s a crime. Call me biased (and I most probably am), but solid musicianship coupled with inventiveness should be the definition of “progressive” rock, isn’t it?
Markus Reuter. One thing can be said, the guy has been busy in 2012. Here a fraction of the work he has done this past year: Markus has played more than 70 concerts. These include performances with centrozoon, Stick Men and The Crimson ProjeKct which was opening for Dream Theater on a massive North American tour.
Now, let’s just skip the fact that Trey is a master musician. First and foremost, he is to me an artist in a constant quest, a quest that goes beyond mere technique, a quest that is more about having a unique vision than being the fastest, flashiest in town.
Last week I had a nifty blog post nearly ready about Lee Fletcher and his PledgeMusic drive to finance his next project. Circumstances prevented me from finishing it and in the meantime, as luck would have it (said without irony), Lee’s drive has exploded and reached it’s goal in a mere 7 days. No matter, since any extra payments over the set goal will raise quality of the final product AND will also help the Multiple Sclerosis Society, now more than ever, it’s time to help. Here goes: