Who’s This Guy?
My name is H.T. Riekels, also known as Maji in the Buddhist community. I sell products and services to the food service industry, am an avid bicycler and music aficionado. I have had a passion for music since I first heard the Beatles as a youth. I have appreciation for many forms, but rock is where most of my interest lies. Progressive rock is my specialty, and was fortunate to be able to work for Progressive Archives as a special collaborator on the symphonic team. Unfortunately, I had to leave the site in 2008.
For almost a year I was silent. I don’t know if my insights had been particularly missed, but some people liked my reviews and biographies enough to quote them (sometimes in entirety). The main point is that I liked what I did, and wished to continue.
I began by posting what I had already written, so that meant lots of prog. However, this forum allows me to broaden the scope. Anything will be fair game, but it will only be what I like. If you want to discuss Lady GaGa, Tim McGraw, Snoop Lion or the latest American Idol, go somewhere else.
There will be plenty of reviews, but I also wrote quite a few band biographies and still do on occasion. Some of the old ones are just okay, because there wasn’t much information to be found. Others I am quite proud of. All of them will most likely be posted, because frankly there was a lot of time and effort put into the research. Every once in a while one of the artists finds me and opens an opportunity to revisit and create a more comprehensive bio.
I may also from time to time include some other thoughts, but it will probably stem from the musical subject matter.
Please join in and share your thoughts. I want to know what you think. Don’t worry about letting me know if the information is incorrect. Accuracy is very important. So speak up and let’s get a conversation going.
Most of all, this should be fun. I enjoy lively discussion, but please keep it intelligent and civil. Enjoy!