Progressive Tracks / Mike Pollack (DJ Mike)

Progressive Tracks airs weekly on Sundays from 5-6am and repeats Mondays, 9-10pm. Says DJ Mike, aka Mike Pollack:

Having an older sister (Elvis era) and brother (Beatles era), I started loving music at an early age. But when I first heard Ian Anderson growl those famous lyrics from “Aqualung” (“Snot is running down his nose……greasy fingers….smeary, shabby clothes.”) I knew I’d found MY music – Progressive Rock (or Prog for short). Yes, Genesis, Pink Floyd, Emerson Lake & Palmer, and King Crimson all proved highly annoying to my parents – an added bonus! But that was years ago……

So what does my love for 70s Progressive Rock have to do with being a DJ at KPTZ in 2013? Prog is long dead, right?

Wrong! Progressive Rock survived the 80s and 90s as underground music in one form or another, and is experiencing a significant resurgence in this millennium.

So that’s where I come in. I’m your Prog connection to artists like Steven Wilson, The Flower Kings, IO Earth, La Maschera Di Cera, Glass Hammer, District 97, IQ, Astra, Izz, RPWL, and hundreds of others you’ve probably never heard of. It’s different, complex and interesting music…….listen enough and you might find yourself becoming a fellow ProgHead.

Prog is Dead! Long live Prog! On KPTZ…..91.9 FM…..Port Townsend’s Eclectic, Authentic, and now Progressively Rockin’ Community Radio.

P.S. If you know the significance of Heracleum mantegazzianum, you may already be too far down the “Prog Rabbit Hole”!  Email Mike.