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Episode 57 – Yes QI – Part 1

Book purchased circa. 2003

The fifty-seventh episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring some Quite Interesting things from the book, ‘Perpetual Change’ by David Watkinson.

Listen and see if all you think this is all as interesting as I do. Then let me know by contacting me via any of the different routes on the right hand side or by leaving a comment below!

  • What are the most interesting aspects of the Yes Family Tree?
  • What marketing techniques have been used over the years?
  • Is this book worth buying?

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Theme music

The music I use is the last movement of Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite. This has been used as introduction music at many Yes concerts. My theme music is not take from a live concert – I put it together from the following two creative commons sources:

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4 replies on “Episode 57 – Yes QI – Part 1”

Well as I like to say Short and to the point!
I believe that the Yes Tree will forever be a growing one indeed.
Just the name of the book is spot on “Perpetual Change”
I will always remember the very first time I had a chance to hear Yes.I think I was 11 years old and I believe it was “Yours Is No Disgrace” I was blown away and completely hooked as a Yes fan for life.I believe my oldest son has this book and now I must get my mitts on this.I was blessed to have seen Yes in the round and that was way before any other band had taken this on.It was well worth the price of admission just a very very special show.This is where a “Tardis” would really come in handy to go back and be able to see and listen or for that matter just to be a fly on the wall of the studio when I believe that Yes was in there prime.I would perfer to be in there when Close to the edge was being worked on this album will always be my theme music for my life it reprsents my life and the times just breath taking for sure. Please don’t get me wrong there are way more tracks that are deeply etched into my heart mind and soul.
The comment I made in the begging refers to a statement that was given to me years ago when you want someones attention when you are writing or talking make it like a woman’s skirt …Short and to the Point!
Great work Kevin as always I hope you have a very enjoyable visit with your kids and family thats what really matters the most


Paul Tomei

Hi Paul.

Thanks for the comment. Yes, it’s a great book with lots of fascinating information – a lot of it not available elsewhere. I had a great time with my family.

Keep listening!


Great job. You’re teaching me to become a YES fan! Compliments to the well laid out web site and terrific audio quality. Your podcast reminds me of a ‘musicology’ show I listened to as a younger man and brings back some of the joy of diving deep into music…something for which I have no talent but great appreciation. I voted for you on the EPA site.

Thanks for the very kind comments, Tommy. It’s great to know you are being turned on to the greatest progressive rock band in the world! THat’s very much the point of the podcast!

I’m glad you like the website and the audio quality – I’m never satisfied with either, of course, but thanks for letting me know it’s OK for you!

Keep listening!

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