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    Posted: March 11 2013 at 19:08
Originally posted by The Doctor


Anymore, when people ask me what kind of music I listen to, I respond with "I like weird music." 
I do pretty much the same thing. If they persist I tend to list Yes, Genesis & King Crimson first, if they look blank I give up.
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For me likeminded freaks and geeks and musicians and artists who all like this borderline art called prog---it's very movingCryLOL




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Finnforest's avatars of course.
"The wind is slowly tearing her apart"
"Sad Rain" ANEKDOTEN
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Originally posted by Mellotron Storm

Finnforest's avatars of course.


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I can't count how many new and old bands and albums I discovered from this website over the last 10 years or more. Believe it or not, I never would have given Genesis a chance, nor would I have ever heard of Camel. Those are two bands I love now. Every other source that I was aware of as a kid (Rolling Stone Record Guide, Spin Record Guide, Trouser Press, etc.) either ignored prog bands or ridiculed them. I had no way of knowing that large numbers of people consider "Selling England by the Pound" to be one of the greatest albums ever made, for example - were it not for this site. It was enough to get me to listen to it and figure out why it's so loved.


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Originally posted by mister nobody

I love the community.

It's hard to reconcile those words with your Bernard Black avatar, LOL
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For the freaks and geeks, and the selection of new & old material I did not know about.  Connection to like-minded people.  The occasional fun of seeing a forum discussion get out of control (as long as it doesn't get too snarky).  Lots of humor here, a kind of humor that most people would not get because most people don't listen to these weird styles of music.  Handshake  Keep calm and prog on.
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Originally posted by The Doctor

The babes.  It has to be the babes.  Tongue


Clap CoolStar The heated debates and arguments get my blood pumping Evil Smile. I love a good heated argument Big smile but I don't want people to think that's all I love I also love doing album reviews and looking up artists discography


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Originally posted by jude111


I can't count how many new and old bands and albums I discovered from this website over the last 10 years or more. Believe it or not, I never would have given Genesis a chance, nor would I have ever heard of Camel. Those are two bands I love now. Every other source that I was aware of as a kid (Rolling Stone Record Guide, Spin Record Guide, Trouser Press, etc.) either ignored prog bands or ridiculed them. I had no way of knowing that large numbers of people consider "Selling England by the Pound" to be one of the greatest albums ever made, for example - were it not for this site. It was enough to get me to listen to it and figure out why it's so loved.


I feel very much the same way. I didn't even bother listening to Genesis until I saw how much people on this site love them. Now I am very glad I've begun delving into their earlier music.

I enjoy progarchives for the forums and discussions. I don't know many people who I can talk to about music I enjoy, so this is a very convenient place to do so. It can also help me learn about new bands, whether it be through the forums, or any other part of the site. Oh, and I absolutely LOVE learning new things about music as well. Smile
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Finding new stuff to dig into, obviously. I think about 95% of the music I listen to now has been discovered either via PA or last.fm. And I can blame these two for making a me a semi-serious music addict.. Ermm Cool
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I love the depth of this place, the joy of sharing our musical passions, but most importantly I think being on here is going to be great great fun!

And, just now, I really really want to use this smilie!!!! Headbanger
Loving newly discovered music here. :)
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And, I am learning so much and that is total wow to have this musical expansion.

Thanks!!! Smile
Loving newly discovered music here. :)
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I'm afraid 'im not a very active member in this forum, but Progarchives is my reference site when it comes to prog. It's an inexhaustible well, kind of a Wonderland to me. I couldn't say what I better like here: I love the whole lot! Smile
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There are really two things I like about PA equally:

1) Some of the people here have such outstanding personalities; ... such role models. Others should aspire to be that.
2) At the end of the day, this is the place I go to. It's like a bar to hang out in, talk to people, being able to relate to them, ...

You wanna go where people know,
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I found on PA that virtual connections could be more real than those i have with my real friends....Wink
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Originally posted by Ajay

I like the sense of being understood in my musical tastes. I just don't have these conversations outside this forum. Offline, if I mention Marillion or Transatlantic or Glass Hammer (to name but a few), people go, "Who?" Here, it's, "Yeah, they're great, have you heard their last album?" Priceless.

This. Also, the sense of community is great Smile
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I admit being a bit selfish since what I like the most is the vast amount of knowledge available for free, from which I shamelessly profit much more than what I contribute.

Having said that, it's also nice to participate in the forum with you ladies and guys, and if anybody can benefit from any of my input, all the better!
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I'm a lurker, I'm more read and respond, I haven't started any threads. But I too have picked up on a lot of older music well before my time just from reading other people's opinions on this website! I'm not very old and all my friends are into all this 'hip' and 'now' drum and bass, dubstep, or 'emo' style, and I really don't fit in. But I feel I fit in on here. 
Furthermore if I need to know anything about music, PA is my encyclopedia!
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The music, of course, but primarily the people who dig it up and recommend stuff you'd never have thought to explore yourself. The site has expanded my taste in music almost uncontrollably throughout the years.

Enjoying this in a (mostly) friendly, relaxed and fun atmosphere has been and continue to be a treat. That's why I keep coming back, even if I don't contribute as much as I used to.
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The best thing - finding new friends and discovering Tinyfish.
 
Second best thing - discovering other new bands e.g Opeth, Porcupine Tree, Big Big Train, Transatlantic, Spocks Beard and many others.
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