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Poll Question: Do you try to hide the fact that you like prog with friends or others?
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    Posted: October 30 2017 at 15:48
Do you ever try to hide the fact that you are a prog fan?

Edited by AFlowerKingCrimson - October 30 2017 at 16:03
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No! Rather proud of it Wink
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Quinino Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 30 2017 at 16:29
When did the subject of personal taste (most of all in music) become a matter to be ashamed of ?

I'll tell you - I'm neither proud nor ashamed of my preferences, and just mention them when it somehow fits the conversation, but I confess of usually doing it with a tone of self-indulgence, like: "I'm a grown kid, you see, don't take me too seriously" Embarrassed
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No!!
I talk about it incessantly. Mind you, a lot of my friends like it, too.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Hercules Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 30 2017 at 16:41
Originally posted by Hercules Hercules wrote:

No!!
I talk about it incessantly. Mind you, a lot of my friends like it, too. (That f*****g captcha needs to die!)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AFlowerKingCrimson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 30 2017 at 16:55
Originally posted by Quinino Quinino wrote:

When did the subject of personal taste (most of all in music) become a matter to be ashamed of ?

I'll tell you - I'm neither proud nor ashamed of my preferences, and just mention them when it somehow fits the conversation, but I confess of usually doing it with a tone of self-indulgence, like: "I'm a grown kid, you see, don't take me too seriously" Embarrassed

I don't know. Is the average non prog fan aware that prog is no longer a dirty word? I think there's still a lot of prejudice about our beloved genre(not by us of course but just in general). 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AFlowerKingCrimson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 30 2017 at 16:57
Originally posted by Hercules Hercules wrote:

Originally posted by Hercules Hercules wrote:

No!!
I talk about it incessantly. Mind you, a lot of my friends like it, too. (That f*****g captcha needs to die!)

I'm getting better at predicting when it comes around again. After about five posts I try to remember to copy what I type then when the captcha happens I'm ready for it. ;)
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Day 47:

The anti-prog purges have only intensified. Armed guards on every street. Mobs moving from building to building, searching for the slightest hint that their occupants enjoy prog. They found a copy of In The Wake of Poseidon in Magnum Vaeltaja's building down the street. I'll never forget the screams. We've been smuggling Camel freaks out at night, with falsified passports bearing allegiance to Avril Lavigne, and hiding them under the floorboards by day. We all know the penalties for such treason, the ropes and fires that await us. I've heard rumors that Guldbamsen is still alive somewhere in the Outer Reaches, rallying a resistance, but that stubborn b*****d is a long way from here. The rest of the old crew had the mercy of going out in the first wave; Micky's head is still displayed on the border wall of The Dead Zone. Pink Floyd was just added to The Prohibited; a wave of innocent stoners were carried off in the following days, the longest I can remember. The children at schools are subjected to testing; any who can identify when a song changes time signature is immediately escorted to the Reeducation Zone. None have yet returned, but one can distinctly hear the clanging of metal, in 4/4 of course, emanating from within. I catch myself humming Yours Is No Disgrace on occasion; such mistakes can be fatal. And all of this, because we brave, foolish few dared to share our musical preferences. May God help us all. 


All facetiousness aside, I doubt there's anybody left in the world who'd genuinely scorn a person for liking prog, or practically any genre. The ones perceived as lowbrow (country, dubstep, boyband pop) will still get you some flack perhaps, but most of the people that would hate prog also aren't aware it exists.


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LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AFlowerKingCrimson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 30 2017 at 17:40
Ok, fine. The next time you see a beautiful woman tell her you like prog and that you wear a cape while playing air keyboards and see what happens. ;)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Manuel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 30 2017 at 18:22
I don't hide it, but I do not advertise it. As a music lover, I love a lot of genres, styles, kinds of music. Not very many people asks about prog, or seem to know about it. If I tell them I like Pink Floyd, Rush, or other well known prog bands, they seem to assume I like classic rock, and apparently, they don't to have a clue what prog is. If we have a conversation about music, I explain what prog is, and most of the time they will answer with "I had no idea" or a similar statement.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AFlowerKingCrimson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 30 2017 at 18:26
^That's surprising to hear considering how widespread the term "prog" seems to be these days. Maybe these people you talk to aren't much into music in general? I can't imagine many people who are big into music(even if they aren't prog heads)not at least knowing what prog is these days. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The.Crimson.King Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 30 2017 at 19:38
No.  And when I tell people who've never heard of it I use it as an opportunity to try and bring another pair of ears to our side of the street LOL
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No. I rub it in.
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Never!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Squonk19 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 31 2017 at 00:55
Not at all and I never did even when it was criticised in the late 70s. I make my prog and classic rock love clear to all - including the students I teach!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote verslibre Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 31 2017 at 01:40
No way. Everyone I know, family included, knows I listen to Prog with a capital P. It's not my fault if they don't know it's Prog, though. Haha!
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Umm...no? why would you hide it? 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Blacksword Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 31 2017 at 04:05
No, not at all.

I would be more embarassed if I liked the kind of horsesh*t that most other people seem to enjoy.

Sometimes when asked what music I like, I do just say "Anything that appeals to my ears at the time" Not out of embarassment, but because I can't be bothered to explain - once AGAIN - what prog rock is, or at least what I think it is.
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No. Why should I?
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