Progarchives.com Homepage
Forum Home Forum Home > Progressive Music Lounges > Prog Music Lounge
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed: Prog in unexpected public places.
  FAQ FAQ  Forum SearchSearch  Calendar   Register Register  Login Login

Prog in unexpected public places.

 Post Reply Post Reply Page  123 33>
Author
Message
Slartibartfast View Drop Down
Prog Reviewer
Prog Reviewer
Avatar

Joined: April 29 2006
Location: Atlantais
Online Status: Online
Posts: 27152
Post Options Post Options   Quote Slartibartfast Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Prog in unexpected public places.
    Posted: August 20 2011 at 13:25
So I'm shopping at the local Kroger with my wife and I mostly ignore the music played on the store sound system but then I heard something familiar: Sylvia by Focus.  It got me thinking, somewhere out there there's a guy picking music for the Kroger sound system that likes prog and he must have snuck that one in.

So, anyone else have this sort of thing happen to them?

Sylvia is one of those songs that works really well in that sort of context.  It's a great little tune and I don't think you'd find any prog ignorant shoppers that would be bothered by it.  Still I wonder how many shoppers heard what I heard liked it and didn't think any further about it. LOL

It did give me a bit of a rush hearing Sylvia there and I think it may have caused me to buy things. Tongue


Edited by Slartibartfast - August 20 2011 at 13:56
Back to Top
presdoug View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: January 24 2010
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 5498
Post Options Post Options   Quote presdoug Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 20 2011 at 13:37
it has rarely happened to me, but i will always remember, decades ago, i was in a tavern in downtown Ottawa, Canada that was new to me, and i heard part of side one of Wishbone Ash's album Argus-a pleasant surprise!

Edited by presdoug - August 20 2011 at 13:39
"and what music unites, man should not take apart"--Helmut Koellen                               
Back to Top
Kotro View Drop Down
Prog Reviewer
Prog Reviewer
Avatar

Joined: August 16 2004
Location: Portugal
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 2425
Post Options Post Options   Quote Kotro Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 20 2011 at 13:43
During Christmas in my town there is usually a speaker system installed on a couple of more commercial streets, blasting the season's hits. Yet a couple of years back they played Trans-Siberian Orchestra all the time! Clap
Bigger on the inside.
Back to Top
CCVP View Drop Down
Prog Reviewer
Prog Reviewer
Avatar

Joined: September 15 2007
Location: Vitória, Brasil
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 7935
Post Options Post Options   Quote CCVP Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 20 2011 at 13:47
I've had those moments as well, just not one I can remember ATM, but they aren't too few and far between. 
Back to Top
Tapfret View Drop Down
Prog Reviewer
Prog Reviewer
Avatar

Joined: August 12 2007
Location: Arlington, Wash
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 2895
Post Options Post Options   Quote Tapfret Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 20 2011 at 13:50
There was a sports talk radio network that used to use "Big Fungus" by Michael Manring (from his Thonk album) as one of their show lead-ins.

Paul Schaefer's CBS Orchestra plays one of King's X's proggier tunes "We Were Born To Be Loved" at commercial breaks.
Back to Top
octopus-4 View Drop Down
Special Collaborator
Special Collaborator
Avatar
RIO/Avant/Zeuhl Team

Joined: October 31 2006
Location: Italy/UK
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 5905
Post Options Post Options   Quote octopus-4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 20 2011 at 13:56
Few months ago in a small carnival in a small town a speaker was playing "See Emily Play".
Curiosity killed a cat, Schroedinger only half.
Back to Top
Slartibartfast View Drop Down
Prog Reviewer
Prog Reviewer
Avatar

Joined: April 29 2006
Location: Atlantais
Online Status: Online
Posts: 27152
Post Options Post Options   Quote Slartibartfast Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 20 2011 at 14:02
Originally posted by Tapfret

There was a sports talk radio network that used to use "Big Fungus" by Michael Manring (from his Thonk album) as one of their show lead-ins.

Paul Schaefer's CBS Orchestra plays one of King's X's proggier tunes "We Were Born To Be Loved" at commercial breaks.

The Schaefer thing is a little surprising though I don't know that song I've gotten the impression that Paul is and/or was generally dismissive of prog.
Back to Top
zravkapt View Drop Down
Special Collaborator
Special Collaborator
Avatar
Post/Math Rock Team

Joined: October 12 2010
Location: Canada
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 2423
Post Options Post Options   Quote zravkapt Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 20 2011 at 14:41
I was at a bar once where the radio station used was playing the title track to ITCOTKC. Somebody changed the station halfway through the song LOL
Back to Top
Easy Livin View Drop Down
Special Collaborator
Special Collaborator
Avatar
Honorary Collaborator / Retired Admin

Joined: February 21 2004
Location: Scotland
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 15565
Post Options Post Options   Quote Easy Livin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 20 2011 at 14:55
Takes me back many years to this golden oldie! http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=1368
Back to Top
JD View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: February 07 2009
Location: Canada
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 566
Post Options Post Options   Quote JD Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 20 2011 at 14:59
Originally posted by Kotro

During Christmas in my town there is usually a speaker system installed on a couple of more commercial streets, blasting the season's hits. Yet a couple of years back they played Trans-Siberian Orchestra all the time! Clap


I don't think this counts really. This and Greg Lake's Christmas tune are ubiquitous marketing ploys to get air play at a vulnerable time of year for radio play.

On the other hand I frequently hear Peter Gabriel played, although he's certainly more to the "accessible" end of prog. I can't remember ever hearing anything in the vein of  Sylvia.
Thank you for supporting independently produced music
Back to Top
JD View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: February 07 2009
Location: Canada
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 566
Post Options Post Options   Quote JD Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 20 2011 at 15:04
Originally posted by Slartibartfast

Originally posted by Tapfret

There was a sports talk radio network that used to use "Big Fungus" by Michael Manring (from his Thonk album) as one of their show lead-ins.

Paul Schaefer's CBS Orchestra plays one of King's X's proggier tunes "We Were Born To Be Loved" at commercial breaks.

The Schaefer thing is a little surprising though I don't know that song I've gotten the impression that Paul is and/or was generally dismissive of prog.


Not if you saw the awe on his face when Emerson did the Late Show so many long years ago. It looked like he was having a massive pants volcano. But as for the musical selection for the outros to commercial I would agree that your unlikely to hear the CBS Orchestra play much if any progressive music. That's not what the audience wants.
Thank you for supporting independently produced music
Back to Top
The Truth View Drop Down
Collaborator
Collaborator
Avatar
Post/Math Rock Team

Joined: April 19 2009
Location: Kansas
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 21367
Post Options Post Options   Quote The Truth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 20 2011 at 15:10
I heard a Pull Me Under in the bathroom of a shopping mall.
Back to Top
lazland View Drop Down
Prog Reviewer
Prog Reviewer
Avatar

Joined: October 28 2008
Location: Wales
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 7196
Post Options Post Options   Quote lazland Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 20 2011 at 15:31
When CTTE is played at your local Tesco (Wallmart/CoOp/Morrisons & etc.) when buying your pork chops, you will know that we have taken over the world!Evil Smile


In Lazland, life is transient. Prog is permanent.
Back to Top
zappaholic View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: March 24 2006
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 2431
Post Options Post Options   Quote zappaholic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 20 2011 at 15:48
I've heard Pink Floyd's "San Tropez" in Muzak feeds twice - once in the original version and once as instrumental Muzak.

Some restaurant I used to go to before it closed had a classic rock satellite feed, and I heard Zappa's "Joe's Garage" a couple times.

Oh, and I've also heard the 45 edit of "Time Flies" by Porcupine Tree on another restaurant's satellite feed.



Edited by zappaholic - August 20 2011 at 15:50
BRUTAL.
Back to Top
KABSA View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: September 09 2010
Location: midlands
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 153
Post Options Post Options   Quote KABSA Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 20 2011 at 16:33
i worked in south Wales for a time. Haverfordwest.
in a lunch special Indian Curry Restaraunt i was awaiting my nosh.
and after a while my Ears became aware of the in-house music being played.
Peter Michael Hamel - The Colours of Time !!

My Meal Was All The Mor Lovely.
Tall Tales of Topographic Inconsequence
Back to Top
Platocrates View Drop Down
Forum Newbie
Forum Newbie
Avatar

Joined: August 12 2011
Location: Nethervoid
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 11
Post Options Post Options   Quote Platocrates Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 20 2011 at 16:45
While I was working at the Commissary this summer, usually I had my ipod in, but every now and then when a silent part came on, I could hear the radio. Quite a few times, Yes' Roundabout and Love Will Find A Way. And I'm sure I heard a few other good ones. Good stuff.
"If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe." -Carl Sagan.
Back to Top
GypsyJoker View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: July 09 2011
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 103
Post Options Post Options   Quote GypsyJoker Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 20 2011 at 16:46
Originally posted by JD

 
Not if you saw the awe on his face when Emerson did the Late Show so many long years ago. It looked like he was having a massive pants volcano. But as for the musical selection for the outros to commercial I would agree that your unlikely to hear the CBS Orchestra play much if any progressive music. That's not what the audience wants.

They generally try to play something relevant to the guests, even if it's something to do only with a song title.  I've heard bits of prog tunes used for outros before; it's often just dependent on the guest.

Some of my favorite MST3K bits had to do with prog; they made several Rush, Crimson, and Yes jokes during the show's run.

Back in '81/'82-ish, WKRC-TV in Cincinnati used to use the instrumental keyboard/bass showcase at the end of Yes' "Does it Really Happen?" as the music behind the stock-market recap on their 11PM news broadcast.
Back to Top
JD View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: February 07 2009
Location: Canada
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 566
Post Options Post Options   Quote JD Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 20 2011 at 17:02
Originally posted by The Truth

I heard a Pull Me Under in the bathroom of a shopping mall.


Strangely appropriate LOL
Thank you for supporting independently produced music
Back to Top
Lark the Starless View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: October 15 2009
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 1889
Post Options Post Options   Quote Lark the Starless Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 20 2011 at 17:08
Can't think of anything at the moment. sadly...
Back to Top
GypsyJoker View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: July 09 2011
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 103
Post Options Post Options   Quote GypsyJoker Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 20 2011 at 17:56
Originally posted by JD

Originally posted by The Truth

I heard a Pull Me Under in the bathroom of a shopping mall.


Strangely appropriate LOL

Could've been "Undertow."
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply Page  123 33>

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Bulletin Board Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 9.69
Copyright ©2001-2010 Web Wiz

This page was generated in 0.156 seconds.