YMP 5th Anniversary part 5 with Kevin Brodie and Mark Anthony K – 249

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Kevin Brodie

It’s the fifth and final day of the 5th Anniversary celebrations and we have a bumper episode featuring a conversation with teacher, listener and Yes fan, Kevin Brodie, as well as Kevin interviewing Mark and Mark interviewing Kevin!

  • What can we find out about our three intrepid heroes?
  • What has Kevin Brodie been thinking about Bill Bruford?
  • Which of us has European forebears?

Listen to the episode then let us know what you think!

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22 thoughts on “YMP 5th Anniversary part 5 with Kevin Brodie and Mark Anthony K – 249

    1. Even though CTTE will always be a sentimental favorite as it was the first piece of YES music I ever heard, Awaken is certainly everything YES is in one song.

  1. What a complete joy great week of interviews and what a great podcast you have created here.
    It is such a joy to be around people who can relate to the greatest progressive rock group in the world.
    Kevin, Mark great job I pray that you guys can keep this going for another 5 years and beyond its always a joy to hear each week.

    Thank you for all the great interviews and information over the past 5 years

    Cheers

    1. Greetings Paul,
      Thank you for the kind and inspirational words. I’m sure I can speak for Kevin when I say that there is no plan to stop this anytime soon. We enjoy this very much and it’s great listeners like you that make it worth while.

      Mark Anthony K

  2. Like Mark, I was very excited to find the YMP podcast. I don’t any friends that have the same passion for Yes that I have, so it is great to listen to others with the same interest. Thanks Kevin…thanks Mark!

    1. Hey Paul,

      Thank you for the kind words. I think it goes without saying that we are all die hard fans here and you are more then welcome here.

      Mark Anthony K

  3. Picking up on a bit of trivia – Kevin B mentions the K-Tel records. These were indeed available and very popular along with similar records from Arcade. Indeed a quick look shows that in the 2nd half of 1972 the album charts were dominated by such things. They were exceptional value fo a young schoolboy like myself who could get a lot of chart singles for a fraction of the cost (much like the “Now that’s what I Call Music” series is now, although, being the 70s, the selections were much bettwr.
    My first album was 22 Dynamic Hits vol II ( https://www.discogs.com/Various-22-Dynamic-Hits-Vol-II/release/974222 ) which, whilst perhaps not including real prog did include Argent’s “Tragedy” and Joe Cocker’s cover of “With a Little Help from My Friends” as well as my favourite guitar solo of all time – Tony Peluso on Carperters’ “Goobye to Love”.
    FWIW my next album was Queen’s “Sheer Heart Attack” the Mike Oldfield’s “Tubular Bells” – quite a rapid progression although it was about 1981 before I got into Yes.

  4. What a marathon week! It was anjoyable, but exhausting to listen to, so I cannot imagine how tiring it must have been to put together (although I hope you’ve been putting the interviews together over a longer period than a week).
    Thoroughly enjoyable. I really feel like I’m part of a YMP family here.

    There’s a great diversity of opinions which we all manage to discuss in a very friendly and considerate manner (people may laugh at me behind my back that I actually like “Heaven and Earth***”, but at least you’re all polite to my face/computer screen). It’s a shame the current factions of our favourite band can’t do the same and live up to the positive vibes of their lyrics.
    Still, perhaps we won’t all be getting on quite so well in another 45 years time!

    *** relating this to Kevin M’s interview, part of this may be because my 11 year old daughter loves it and it gives me permission to play her other Yes music in the car in the hope she will gradually come to love the main sequence as I do.

    Kevin and Mark, it’s great to learn so much about you. I’ve always admired the way you have kept the podcast focuused on Yes with hardly a hint about yourselves. So much so that when little snippets do slip out (like your set of responses being performed), it comes as great surprise. In these days of overt self promotion, your approach to the podcast is refreshing.

    But now you don’t need to hide your respective lights under a bushel. In one episode, you’ve managed to “out” each other and what a fantastic way to end the fifth anniversary celebrations.

    Thanks for five years of entertaining and informative Yessishness, and here’s to the next five!

    1. Greetings Tim S,

      It truly was a whirlwind week. Kevin M deserves a tip of the hat for his great work recording the interviews and organizing this anniversary week.
      Myself and Kevin thought it was important to let the listeners know a bit more about us as people and our own Yes story. I’m very glad you enjoyed.

      Mark Anthony K

    2. Thanks so much Tim. It’s really not much like hard work when you receive comments and support such as yours. Here’s to the next 5 years – I hope we all enjoy it as much as the past 5!

  5. Kevin and Mark – What a terrific conclusion to a terrific 5th Anniversary week! Fitting that it should be the Most Epicky Lengthiest Episode Ever!

    Both of you (plus Kevin 2.0 Brodie) supplied such a wealth of topics to discuss that I think I’ll just let it all stand as it is, except to say the Kevin B. and I agree on what is not only the best Yes song ever, but probably the Best Song Ever.

    Kevin, I’ll bet you never anticipated what a strong little family group you have created here! It was good to learn a bit more about both of you; I feel as if we have all been friends for years.

    Thanks so much for this camaraderie, and here’s to another 30 years or so of the YMP… after which, I will be slightly less involved… not of my own choice, of course…

    1. Hello Joseph,

      Thank you for the kind words. It’s been a busy week to be sure but it was worth it. Kevin has reached a real milestone with 5 years of broadcasting the YMP.
      I’m sure I can say without a doubt there is plenty more YMP to come.
      Thank you for your support.

      Mark Anthony K

    2. Thanks Joseph. AS you say, it’s amazing to see what has happened in the past 5 years. So many new friends and so many unforgettable experiences! Thank you for being along for the ride and for your support.

  6. This has been a fantastic week of 5th anniversary YMP episodes! The guests have been wonderful. Thanks especially to Kevin Mulryne for starting this podcast. Here’s to another 5 years!

    1. Thank you Brian. It’s the fans which keep the band going, of course, so I’m just pleased to be able to add what I can, much like yourself.

  7. Very entertaining to hear Kevin Brodie’s Yes experience. Also that of mr K.

    I was however disappointed by the “interview” with you Kevin. I’d have preferred more of the fireside chat rather than the list of questions which was a bit clinical,

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