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    Posted: September 11 2016 at 02:14
I just finished watching "Stranger Things" on Netflix. In episode six, I recognized "Exit" by Tangerine Dream. There may have been TD tracks in other episodes as well. Even the original music composed for the series feels like stuff that could have been on TD albums in the early 80s (which is when the show is set).
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Isn't he usually wearing a Floyd shirt in those movies?
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The thing about this Quicksilver is that he has all the prog/classic rock references... but when his slow motion scenes come in, they use some rather poppy music from the time instead (though they actually work very nice with the scenes).
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Just saw X-men: Apocalypse, and Quicksilver still has the Animals poster in his room, as well as a Signals tour poster for Rush.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mwood Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 26 2016 at 22:16
Tonight I was watching an episode of the Syfy channel's series "12 Monkeys" (season 2, episode 5). The character Jennifer Gaines is mentally unstable. She blurts out "Me, I'm a lawnmower. You can tell me by the way I walk."
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Originally posted by Dean Dean wrote:

I presume people have spotted Quicksilver's T-Shirt in the Sky Fibre advert but couldn't be bothered to mention it:

The guy must be a prog fan. In Days of Future Past he's wearing a Floyd shirt, in Apocalypse he has the "Animals" album cover in his room and now this. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AreYouHuman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 20 2016 at 20:17

Again, not especially unexpected, but worth reporting on:


Yesterday’s All Things Considered on NPR ran a feature on Carla Bley’s latest project:


http://www.npr.org/2016/05/19/478692554/at-80-carla-bley-keeps-looking-towards-the-next-composition



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In this show Vinyl, a record company in the 70s were observing a band that was a completely overdone rendition of Gentle Giant
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I presume people have spotted Quicksilver's T-Shirt in the Sky Fibre advert but couldn't be bothered to mention it:


Edited by Dean - May 10 2016 at 10:51

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Atavachron Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 28 2015 at 23:26
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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