So, I was a little disappointed to hear I didn't win the Nobel Peace Prize today. You'd think with all I've done with this here blog, with my international rabid following, I could have sworn I would have been a shoo-in. Well, there's always next year.
But let's face it, I really just wanted to talk about prog rock. I sent out a request for some suggestions of prog rock I should be listening to, and the following friends stepped up big time: Phil Grenier, Geoff Hayton, and Amy Reynaldo. You thought you were just telling what to put on the iPod? You should know better than that! Besides, I already had most of that stuff. Except for Hawkwind. The jury's still out on that one.
Fun BEQ-related prog rock fact #1: my parents's first date was at a Yes concert. The "Close to the Edge" tour. This probably tells you all you need to know about me and my upbringing.
Fun BEQ-related prog rock fact #2: I was kicked out of a NYC bar for singing Rush's "Tom Sawyer" at some punk rock karaoke nigh. (Rush was punk rock? Who knew?) Apparently there was a no-Rush policy implemented by the party who had put together the karaoke night. If you sang Rush, you had to buy everyone in the bar a drink. I was unaware of that bullshit rule, sang the song, and when I refused to pay up, was asked to leave.
Thanks to all who helped me compile seed entries for this puzzle. And thanks to David Wild for his prize-winning donation during last week's drive. Miraculously, his name was friendly enough to hide in the grid. (4- and 9-Across)
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