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A friend “liked” MUBI on Facebook and it looked like my kind of thing so I decided to give it a trial. This is exactly what I’ve been looking for. It’s like an online repertory cinema. There are only thirty films on it at any time and they are all interesting and worth watching. Works with the Amazon Fire Stick too so I’m very happy.

Who remembers Plurk? I’m surprised to find that it’s still running and that some of the folk I followed are still there. So many other older social-networking sites have fallen by the wayside but this seems to thriving for some reason.

Back to the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow to see Anderson Rabin Wakeman (ARW)…

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I upgraded my seat from the one in the gods to this much better view…

andeson rabin wakeman glasgow

It was a great show. I surprised myself at how emotional I got when Jon Anderson entered the stage. He really is in great voice and skipped around the stage like someone fifty years younger.

andeson rabin wakeman glasgow

Rick Wakeman is as good as ever. His parts in Awaken were stunning.

andeson rabin wakeman glasgow

Trevor Rabin is a very different kind of player than Steve Howe and it showed in the older songs. The overall sound was excellent though.

Special mention should go the “hired hands” especially bass player Lee Pomeroy who is just amazing. His extended solo during The Fish was spectacular and a wonderful tribute to Chris Squire.

It was a great night and, unlike some fans, I’m very happy to have two bands out playing this music. Another union would be nice though. We can dream.