October is Progarchy’s anniversary month, and this year marks a very special milestone for us: 10 years! Progarchy’s editors (myself, Chris Morrissey, and Rick Krueger) colluded to come up with ideas to celebrate this momentous occasion. Over the next few weeks, expect to see articles from us talking about our favorite albums and artists over the past decade and at the end of the month, Progarchy’s band of the decade (our longtime readers probably won’t have to guess too hard about who will get that coveted prize). I’d also like to encourage our other writers to join in the fun, especially with your favorite albums of the last ten years.
I’d like to thank all our readers over the years, especially those who keep coming back. We recently surpassed 1.2 million all-time page views, which is pretty great for a little blog-based site like ours. We’re a pretty bare-bones operation. We don’t have a lot of fancy programming skills like some sites have, but we have talented writers, and I like to think over the years Progarchy has added a unique flavor to the prog world through our styles of reviews.
Of course I also want to thank the artists we review and interact with. We wouldn’t have anything to write about without you.
Stay tuned over the coming weeks as we look back over the past ten years, which has been one of the most productive and enjoyable decades in the history of progressive rock. The output has been immense, and some of the music has been on par with the output of the “golden age” decade of prog beginning in the late 1960s. It has been incredibly exciting to witness all of this from the review seat. We hope to continue to do this for many years to come, which requires both musicians interested in making this music and people interested in listening to it. So keep playing, listening, and reading.
Prog on, citizens of our merry republic! (And subscribe via email if you haven’t already.)