Now, I'm not the least bit hip to the inner workings of the music industry and all of its' politics and legal shmoots. One thing I am acutely aware of though is the density of mass consciousness and the relentless effort of the music industry to coninue to promote this. YES, their music, message, energy, the whole package is far too evolved for the masses to want to buy AT THIS POINT. What YES have been doing since the beginning is creating a "product" that can awaken the spirit of the listener, empower the listener, raise levels of consciousness, ultimately be a healing force far beyond the lowest common denominator that Joe Slick is trying to sell you. Any mainstream industry, be it music, healthcare, education, etc.,is run by an establishment that ultimately wants to keep us disempowered, dense, ill, and feeling a strong and continued fear based consumer need for their lame products and services. Why then would such an entity promote YES? Of course there are going to be high minded individuals within who make strides to do so, and those few consumers who tend to vibrate quickly enough to understand on any level what YES has to offer. That's how YES continues to exist. Based on the spiritual evolution of the masses AT THIS POINT, if Progressive Rock became big again, the heavy, dense, dark bands would sell and YES with their major keys, heavenly textures and - Master of images...Songs cast a light on you - brilliance, would be soaring above it all, getting the same old shaft from all the same old clowns who get annoyed by Jons' voice. "Too pure for ya? that's fine, Check it out Duuuude...I hear the Stones are touring again" - Whatever.
So sure, I am totally bummed about having to wait til December for Magnification. I am however very pleased to have been turned onto YES way back when, to have YES as a driving force behind my spiritual evolution, to have had the honor of turning on so many now very dear friends to the greatest band that I know of, with more musical integrity than the whole rest of the industry - thank you very much, to be included in the elite few who get it, to trust that SOMEDAY the masses also will, and to hold the intention of doing life as powerfully as they collectively do. Peace