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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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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jeffro Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 31 2017 at 04:24
Originally posted by AFlowerKingCrimson AFlowerKingCrimson wrote:

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. ;)

I'll add that I also play Dungeons & Dragons. Score!


Edited by Jeffro - October 31 2017 at 04:26
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Originally posted by mechanicalflattery mechanicalflattery wrote:

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. 
I would listen to that concept album... as long as it's not just in 4/4 Tongue
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Guldbamsen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 31 2017 at 04:54
I don't understand where the OP is coming from but then again I have never felt embarrassed by the music I listen to. 
Plus, nobody and I literally mean NOBODY knows what prog is. Sure maybe amongst folks over a certain age but young peeps under 40? They have no idea what prog is and furthermore have no clue about the supposed dorky-dungeons&dragons-lordoftherings-mythology that follows suite (which again is a falsified notion of prog. I certainly don't listen to much of that stuff and I dig my prog). 
I've even had long conversations with diehard music fans my age (35) who are well versed in everything from jazz and psych to disco and hardcore and very very few of them have heard about prog. They know Floyd and Crimson but don't necessarily put them in the same bag. 

Some prog fans tend to dramaqueen their favourite form of music into martyrdom. 
"The entire music world has conspired against the stupendous life-altering form of music called prog rock, so I will hide away the beauty from their ears and secretly laugh behind their backs in sheer awe-inspiring 'I-know-something-you-don't-know' "
Maybe it is just time we faced up to reality: prog rock is a footnote in rock history. It is a brilliant one for my tastes but it is still just that. Go find a hundred different people and ask them about prog. I promise you you'll see a bunch of huh-faces staring back at you.
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Guldbamsen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 31 2017 at 04:56
Oh and that post made my day JimLOL
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Originally posted by AFlowerKingCrimson AFlowerKingCrimson wrote:

^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. 
Maybe. I guess I don't run into many progheads these days. I should add that most people I talk to, don't reject the idea of prog, it is just that they haven't been exposed to the concept.
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Absolutely not!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote digdug Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 31 2017 at 08:13
I don't hide anything but I must admit I do get a few blank looks from the younger generation when I mention that I love  Jethro Tull
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^ I wouldn't know the band either if I wasn't into Prog, I discovered them on PA's top albums list.
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[I don't understand where the OP is coming from but then again I have never felt embarrassed by the music I listen to. ]


My inspiration for starting this thread is reading several articles online about prog(mostly about the recent David Weigel book)where the person writing the article(who probably doesn't know much about the genre)seems to think there's still a stigma attached to liking prog which got me to think that maybe there still is a stigma attached to it so I was wondering if anyone else felt that way and that they somehow had to hide the fact that they like it. Let's face it, it's only recently that the R&R Hall of Fame has started to warm up to prog and many critics still don't like it and they are(or at least were) able to let others know that it's not cool. I would like to think that has started to change but I'm not sure. In my next poll maybe I'll ask if you still think prog is an "underground" genre.


Edited by AFlowerKingCrimson - October 31 2017 at 08:33
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Originally posted by digdug digdug wrote:

I don't hide anything but I must admit I do get a few blank looks from the younger generation when I mention that I love  Jethro Tull

I met some people in their 20's at a prog festival earlier in the year(yes their are prog fans that young)and they told me the band that got them into the prog genre was Jethro Tull. 
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If people can't appreciate good music, that's their problem...or business. 

My wife says prog gives her a headache. It's along the lines of "too many notes". 

I always tell people, if the conversation gets around to it I'm a huge prog fan. 
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Originally posted by mechanicalflattery mechanicalflattery wrote:

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. 
Yeah, that's the way I remember it, too. 
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He's right you know. If you tell the wrong people you might wind up in music jail. I hear they have one at the Rock n Roll hall of fame right next to the Yes exhibit. Smile
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Originally posted by AFlowerKingCrimson AFlowerKingCrimson wrote:

[I don't understand where the OP is coming from but then again I have never felt embarrassed by the music I listen to. ]


My inspiration for starting this thread is reading several articles online about prog(mostly about the recent David Weigel book)where the person writing the article(who probably doesn't know much about the genre)seems to think there's still a stigma attached to liking prog which got me to think that maybe there still is a stigma attached to it so I was wondering if anyone else felt that way and that they somehow had to hide the fact that they like it. Let's face it, it's only recently that the R&R Hall of Fame has started to warm up to prog and many critics still don't like it and they are(or at least were) able to let others know that it's not cool. I would like to think that has started to change but I'm not sure. In my next poll maybe I'll ask if you still think prog is an "underground" genre.


I think prog is just an easy target for music journalists. There's a lot of silliness and seriousness, so it's easy to twist things around, plus there's a heartwarming tale about the underdogs (punk) overthrowing the elite prog rock noble class.
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^ You know I never thought of it that way before but it's possible that the music critics are somehow labeling(and identifying with) punks as being underdogs and see prog musicians as elitists(musicians who went to art school or have more money or whatever). Interesting point. I also always thought that many journalists were jealous of prog because they never had the discipline to be musicians themselves and liked punk because it was music they could play if they wanted to. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ForestFriend Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 31 2017 at 22:07
I think it's also that prog's sort of the awkward middle child of music... it's too highbrow for the sex, drugs and rock and roll purist, and too lowbrow to fit in with nice, academic classical or jazz music. It's very easy to pick an extreme and attack it from either side.
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I don't hide it, but since I said that I liked ELP, one of my friends calls me John Lennon.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tapfret Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 01 2017 at 00:19
Hide that thing I like that 99% of people I encounter don't even know exists?

Makes perfect sense.
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