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My Lockdown with Pattern-Seeking Animals' John Boegehold

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Pattern-Seeking Animals keyboard player, songwriter and. producer John Boegehold has sent Prog readers a video message, updating fans on what he and the band have been up to during lockdown.

"Fortunately, I already work from home and am a bit of a hermit, so being locked down didn’t have quite as big an impact on my everyday life as it did for many," says John. "Besides the occasional venture outside in the sunlight to find groceries we're all familiar with, I decided to get a jump on writing the next P-SA album for 2021. A great side-benefit to songwriting of course is playing Mellotron which always helps make any situation better.

"Besides that, Jimmy, Ted, Dave and I were scheduled to get together and shoot a couple of music videos for songs from our new album due out in May. Not unexpectedly, that was cancelled when California was locked down in late March. Not willing to let a 100-year pandemic get in the way of progress, we all ordered lights and green screen setups on eBay so we could shoot all of our video parts alone at home and let the video editor sort it all out. An interesting experience to say the least, and one I’m not looking forward to repeating ever again."

Pattern-Seeking Animals released their second album, Prehensile Tales, last week. You can watch John's video message in full below.

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.