Interviewed on School of Podcasting

I can't afford this kit...

I set up the Yes Music Podcast after taking part in Dave Jackson’s ‘Free Podcast Bootcamp’. Dave runs and was kind enough to interview me recently about the Yes Music Podcast and how I had approached finding you – i.e. the audience.

Take a listen to the interview here.

I’d like to thank Dave for all his help and support – without him, you wouldn’t be reading this!

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Episode 2 – ‘Time and a Word’

The second episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring the second studio album, ‘Time and a Word’.

Time and a Word album
Vinyl purchased circa. 1989, CD circa. 2005 (click to enlarge)


  • What are the themes of the album?
  • How did Yes approach the ‘difficult’ second album?
  • Does this album move closer to a ‘classic’ Yes sound?

Listen and see if you agree with me then let me know by leaving a comment or contacting me via the different routes on the right hand side!

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What Yes memorabilia do you have on your desk?

Pride of place on my desk goes to this fabulous item:

Yes mug 2003
What a mug!

It’s from the Birmingham ICC concert of the Full Circle Tour, 2003.

So, what’s on your desk?

The best thing about starting the Yes Music Podcast?

It’s all about you

(I've Seen) All Good People

It’s an easy question to answer. By far the best thing about starting the podcast is being able to connect with the people who have been kind enough to listen and comment.

It’s been an amazing experience to confirm to myself that there are people out there who, like me, are fascinated by the music of Yes – and who are prepared to listen to me talking about my passion for the music.

I have received a remarkable number of comments via the website, email and Twitter, considering I’ve only recorded one episode so far!

Thank you

So I’d like to say, “Thank you,” to everyone – you know who you are – you’re the best. Keep listening and I hope someone will be brave enough to record a message on the answerphone (details on the right) so I can play it on the show at some point. Go on – you know you want to hear yourself on the podcast!

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A Yes Music Podcast challenge


I have been set a challenge by @HerbertBebetow on Twitter. He wonders if I can make transcripts of the Yes Music Podcast episodes available.

A bit of a tall order?

Certainly, I can’t sit and type out the episodes – I just haven’t got time – but my wife has a copy of Dragon Naturally Speaking so I’m going to see how it copes with the mp3s of the episodes. Watch this space for progress…

It would be very nice if  this works, particularly as it would be great to have a text copy of the whole exploration – might make it into a book 😉 Well, at least a pdf…