HAPPY BIRTHDAY – TO JON ANDERSON THE LYRICAL PRINCE OF PEYOTE !! Let the (yes)festivities commence! The once influential vocalist and chief grand poobah lyricist of Yes turns 70 tomorrow!! Jon Anderson – 70 years old. Jeez, that’s a full two decades ahead of me, but only three years younger than my own natural parents. I’m pressed for time […]Read More YES LOG: A HAPPY 73RD BIRTHDAY TO A 1970S’ RENAISSANCE MAN – JON ANDERSON OF YES!!
After the heavy duty blogging the past three days, I think I’ll try to tone it down to a low roar with a assemble of the live box set collections released throughout the band’s history. By the time you get to the end of this entry, you’ll find that I’m really not the Yes completest I’m perceived to be. So […]Read More YES LOGS: A CORRELATION OF RECORDED LIVE EVENTS
Channeling their inner The Carpenters, Yes showcased a new lighter fresher side of life for their latest release “Heaven & Earth” mostly recorded and produced on my home world turf of the San Fernando Valley throughout the early part of 2014 by Roy Thomas Baker, who like Trevor Horn on the previous release of “Fly From […]Read More YES LOG 2014: IF ONLY THESE SUBWAY WALLS BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH COULD TALK
Talk about fast forwarding the clock. We are now magically transported seven years to 2011 and here I was living abroad between two Los Angeles hotspots amidst the struggles of barely clinging to financial stability. From the year 2009 and onward, it’s definitely an era where you get to see the decline of my personal Western civilization crumbling […]Read More YES LOG 2011: STRAP IN FOR THE BUMPY BRENTWOOD RIDE
The next five blogs will serve as the perfect addendum to my epic blog mini-series, The Yes Logs. For the past five months you have been witnessed to the whole gamut of Yes studio releases (not the live releases, mind you. I will be dedicating Thursday’s blog to that whole schmeil) ranging from 1969’s soul searching debut […]Read More YES LOG 2004: SHOW ME A MAN ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF A SHERMAN OAKS SKY
There is a good September 11th and there is a bad September 11th. This is a very bad September 11, 2001 where more than 3,000 people unwillingly kissed their asses goodbye. And this is a good September 11, 2001: which you can listen to over and over again and think positive thoughts to help ease […]Read More YES LOG 2001: THE MAGNIFYING SURVIVAL GUIDE TO THE SPIRIT OF SURVIVAL
We’re rapidly approaching the end of our little jaunt through memory lane exploring my personal origins and how mysterious events in my life always seem to coincide around the releases of Yes studio albums all in the dubious honor of Yes’ 45th anniversary and Jon Anderson’s 70th birthday celebration. In this chapter we examine the […]Read More YES LOG 1999: WHATEVER IT IS YOU’RE SMOKING – YOU ALL MUST BE HIGH ON JUDAR RHYTHM