Monthly Archive: October 2013

The Music Safari finds – 2013 Prog Rock in Greece – Until Rain – Anthem to Creation

Until Rain

Today the Music Safari lands in Greece – Thessalonki, in particular, where we meet – Yannis Papadopoulos,  Theodore Amaxopoulos, Lefteris Germenlis, Bill Gkagkavouzis and Alex Hughes, who collectively form the extremely good and young progressive metal band Until Rain.   Actually, the current band differs slightly from the onethat was formed in  2004 by then 14-year old schoolmates, Orestis FIKOS (Bass), Lefteris GERMENLIS (Keyboards) and Alex HUGHES (Drums).The change came between their debut album “The Reign of Dreams” released in 2009 and the follow-up album  Anthem to Creation released in 2013 (which by the way was released on my wedding anniversary August 23rd). The changes were two-fold  first Yannis Papadopoulos replaced Damianos Roussos on vocals, and secondly Bill Gkagkavouzis replaced Fikos on bass, Time out!! Before we go any further, it’s time for a geography lesson. For all of you haters or those who could care less, you can skip the next part from Wikipedia!

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Thoughts of Tomorrow’s Pending Test and Pie for Breakfast!!

Intelligence TestOk so tomorrow for breakfast, I need something that will ignite my meager mental faculties! You see tomorrow my daughter who is in graduate school at the University of Delaware, majoring in Educational Psychology, will be giving me an IQ test! Somehow I think that is illegal and the results should be confidential between her and me and NOT given to her mother!! I don’t think this is going to end well for me!! One of the things I’ll have to do is to listen to a statement and then repeat it, which is not that bad. But then I will have to repeat it backwards. Let’s try it – backwards it repeat to have will I! Hah, a piece of cake! !cake of piece A…Oh I can see all those analogies now – hand is to glove as head is to oven – is that right!! How about this one!

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