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    Posted: April 20 2016 at 21:51

On the last season of “Friends,” the episode “The One With Ross’s Grant”, Phoebe gives Rachel her black book of all the guys she’s dated, and a few pages in, Rachel asks: “Isn’t Jethro Tull a band?”  Phoebe smiles coyly and replies, “Oh, yes, they are.”

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AreYouHuman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 16 2016 at 20:14
Not especially unexpected, given the era it’s set in, but…

On the 4/13 episode of the ABC series “The Goldbergs”, titled “Rush,” the daughter, Erica, is turned on to prog-rock, specifically Rush, by a classmate, and is inspired to join a Rush cover band.
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In a tutorial of the audio editing software Audacity I saw that the writer of the tutorial had nice taste:

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Pastmaster Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 29 2016 at 00:24
I was watching an episode of MST3K recently, and during one of the skit breaks between the movie, the bots said they wanted to "make a rock opera in the vein of 70's progressive rock bands like Yes, King Crimson, Gentle Giant, and maybe even Emerson, Lake, and Palmer!" 

They've made many jokes about ELP and Yes before, but I was surprised to hear them mention Gentle Giant.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AreYouHuman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 28 2016 at 22:59

I’d been meaning to bring up this one for a long time:


In Kermit Schafer’s bloopers collection “Bloopers, Bloopers, Bloopers” (Bell Publishing Co., New York, 1984) the following account of a blooper-that’s-not-actually-a-blooper can be found:


In Webster’s Dictionary the word “spoonerism” is defined as an unintentional interchange of syllables.  A well-known disc jockey was the victim of this tongue twister: “And now we have a new LP by Caravan—that pleasantly insane British group.  It is entitled ‘Cunning Stunts.’”


On one hand it was nice to see even this little bit of promotion for a favorite album that wasn’t terribly well-known, but still…


Really, Schafer?  Did he even bother to check to see if there actually was a group called Caravan that had an album by that actual title?  And even if he or any of his staff bothered to do the bare minimum of research, why would he think this was a spoonerism?  Did he honestly believe the actual title was… Shocked



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Originally posted by colorofmoney91 colorofmoney91 wrote:

I was somewhat surprised at the prog reference in The Venture Bros.

I'm sure this has been posted approximately a million times before now.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote zappaholic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 12 2015 at 21:03
Yet another "Carry On Wayward Son" reference.  This time in a commercial for Miller Lite.  (Not really unexpected because this ad's at least a couple months old and get shown about 1000 times a day on every freakin' channel.....)


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote TheLionOfPrague Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 11 2015 at 23:38
Probably already mentioned, but in Breaking Bad when Jesse tells his brother to play some Jethro Tull in the flute LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote harrysachz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 10 2015 at 15:33
Originally posted by colorofmoney91 colorofmoney91 wrote:

I was somewhat surprised at the prog reference in The Venture Bros.

I'm sure this has been posted approximately a million times before now.

In the episode "past tense" doc venture has the album You by Gong on his wall, in addition to yes and pink floyd posters.

MST3K drops lots of prog references. My personal favorite is in monster a gogo, one of the crew name drops robert fripp when some noodely guitar sound is heard.  in pod people, a drum loop is played repeatedly, and tom servo name-checks neil peart.
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There you go--  I really should do that more often.

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^^ Somehow I rarely think to do just that.  Thanks for the reminder!  Big smile   I just got done checking their site and it’s by Jon Durant.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Atavachron Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 28 2015 at 22:02
^ listen all the time but I wasn't paying attention--  I notice quite a bit of progressive fusion and electronic on NPR, and some pretty cool stuff.   I often feel like checking their site or calling for the artist.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AreYouHuman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 28 2015 at 21:11

Today on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered, there was a feature on New Orleans 10 years after Hurricane Katrina, and at the end they played a bit of an acoustic guitar instrumental version of Here Comes the Flood.  Anyone know who that might be?

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I was watching The Simpsons last night, an episode called Viva Ned Flanders, and was excited to find that The Moody Blues were in it! Also, in another called Covercraft, Homer and Bart debate on Phil Collins and Peter Gabriel in Genesis
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This has been a source of debate elsewhere but around the mid-70s, a Thames ITV drama (UK) featured a character perusing the cover of Leg End by Henry Cow.  More recently, amazed to see Robert Fripp on prime time TV greeting his wife (Toyah) from the jungle on I'm a Celebrity!  While on the same programme, I was willing Steve Davis (famous UK prog fan) to discuss his love of Magma, RIO etc. with the other celebs but he obviously held back on that one!
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I remember at one point in the '80s asking a grocery clerk for a free poster of the Genesis boys circa Abacab. I believe the whole thing was being sponsored by Mountain Dew or the like. If my memory is faulty, let me know.
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Tonight’s episode of “Aquarius” includes a scene in a bar where the jukebox is playing “Playmate” by Pearls Before Swine.

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Apparently there is a Gillette add with King Crimson's "Sex Sleep Eat Drink Dream" playing in the background.
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I like the part where he hurts himself trying to drum along to Bruford.
 
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I just saw this season's final episode of Person of Interest and was surprised to hear 'Welcome to the Machine'. They couldn't have picked a more appropriate track Thumbs Up
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