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I never drive while Peter Hammill is singing....

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I don't listen to the Hawkwind song High Rise-something about that song is troubling to me.The rest of PXR5 i enjoy.
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I, on the other hand, am Fortean about my progressive rock.
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Originally posted by ebil0505 ebil0505 wrote:

Originally posted by Dean Dean wrote:

I never listen to Prog when there is a "Q" in the month. Listening to Genesis causes amnesia. I have never listened to ELP while wearing the full military dress uniform of the Greek Army (cira. 2356BCE) or any Jethro Tull during a Sealed Knot reenactment of the Battle of Basing House (October 13, 1645 @ 3.17 pm, moved to the scout hut if raining). I have not played Three Friends when stepping on cracks in the pavement, or Three Of A Perfect Pair while walking under ladders, or Three Cheers For The Broken Hearted when opening an umbrella indoors, however since bad things happen in threes just to be safe I've not played Three Sides Live while breaking a mirror. Listening to Genesis causes amnesia. I am of the firm belief that liking Kansas does not cause hives but I'm taking no chances just in case I'm wrong (touch wood). I suspect that listening to Clutching At Straws when you are clutching at straws would be foolhardy or wise or both or neither but would be nothing more than clutching at straws. Even if you pay me I will not listen to Barclay James Harvest's Octoberon all the way through. Playing track five from John Cale's Paris 1919 album during a Dream Theaer performance is unlucky. I once purchased a Magma album and survived, but I have not ridden a horse since that day. I strongly believe it is extremely unlucky to review an album until you've heard it at least once. Listening to Genesis causes amnesia. I broke my arm falling off my motorcycle while riding to college one morning in 1978 and a mere 29 years later I ordered Phideaux's Doomsday Afternoon from Amazon and didn't like it one bit - that cannot be a coincidence... stranger things are at play than can be dreamt of in Heaven and Earth, or things in your philosophy Horatio (to paraphrase Kismet Hardy), messing with retroactive power like that is beyond our understanding or belief... I think playing all Flower Kings albums simultaenously would probably result in you never being born at all ... the last person to attempt this is standing right he- well he was here a minute ag- who? What? I would advise anyone against going swimming until at least one hour after listening to Pawn Hearts and saying the title of Yes's fifth album in reverse word-order will summon the devil (but he won't turn up owing to a prior engagement). Listening to Genesis causes déjà vu.


This was so entertaining


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Originally posted by Dean Dean wrote:

I never listen to Prog when there is a "Q" in the month. Listening to Genesis causes amnesia. I have never listened to ELP while wearing the full military dress uniform of the Greek Army (cira. 2356BCE) or any Jethro Tull during a Sealed Knot reenactment of the Battle of Basing House (October 13, 1645 @ 3.17 pm, moved to the scout hut if raining). I have not played Three Friends when stepping on cracks in the pavement, or Three Of A Perfect Pair while walking under ladders, or Three Cheers For The Broken Hearted when opening an umbrella indoors, however since bad things happen in threes just to be safe I've not played Three Sides Live while breaking a mirror. Listening to Genesis causes amnesia. I am of the firm belief that liking Kansas does not cause hives but I'm taking no chances just in case I'm wrong (touch wood). I suspect that listening to Clutching At Straws when you are clutching at straws would be foolhardy or wise or both or neither but would be nothing more than clutching at straws. Even if you pay me I will not listen to Barclay James Harvest's Octoberon all the way through. Playing track five from John Cale's Paris 1919 album during a Dream Theaer performance is unlucky. I once purchased a Magma album and survived, but I have not ridden a horse since that day. I strongly believe it is extremely unlucky to review an album until you've heard it at least once. Listening to Genesis causes amnesia. I broke my arm falling off my motorcycle while riding to college one morning in 1978 and a mere 29 years later I ordered Phideaux's Doomsday Afternoon from Amazon and didn't like it one bit - that cannot be a coincidence... stranger things are at play than can be dreamt of in Heaven and Earth, or things in your philosophy Horatio (to paraphrase Kismet Hardy), messing with retroactive power like that is beyond our understanding or belief... I think playing all Flower Kings albums simultaenously would probably result in you never being born at all ... the last person to attempt this is standing right he- well he was here a minute ag- who? What? I would advise anyone against going swimming until at least one hour after listening to Pawn Hearts and saying the title of Yes's fifth album in reverse word-order will summon the devil (but he won't turn up owing to a prior engagement). Listening to Genesis causes déjà vu.


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I insist on the 13th Floor Elevators while looking for love in an elevator. If a hotel is missing it's 13th floor, an aisle missing row 13, a seat missing it's 13th repository. I suggest that if someone has made such an elementary numerical error, what worse things have not been considered? (Think Van Halen's M &Ms).

This is fun. I always ask for my oxygen when boarding a flight craft. Ultimate natural high that requires no effort. Yet worries others. Very punk rock. Where was I?

Oh, yes 13. Anyone suspicious of this number (and announces it) I'll tell 'em I'll compensate by playing the new Sabbath album. In their honour.

Or  Triskakaphobie by Present. (Fear of the number 13).

I Ain't Superstitious by Howlin' Wolf and / or the Jeff Beck Group.

Superstition by S. Wonder always perks me up. Anything for a laugh and irrationality is good.

Music played while something significant and possibly dangerous is going down.... well, on Sept 11 2001 just before the 2nd plane went into the towers I had been listening to Burning The Hard City by Djam Karet. But that was probably a coincidence. Since then I have been in tall buildings and have listened to that album. Lightning did not strike twice. Well, not me anyway,

I have yet to test the Scottish play out on actors as per that Blackadder episode. There's time yet, I'm sure.






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Not really. Just try not to listen to a good thing too much or often. Want it to sound fresh the next time.
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Only real superstition is that significant moments (returning home from a long trip, graduating school) will become empty memories later on if 'As Sure as Eggs Is Eggs' from "Supper's Ready" isn't playing in my head.
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Originally posted by Ivan_Melgar_M Ivan_Melgar_M wrote:

I don't listen Genesis studio albums with less than 4 members...It's bad luck

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Originally posted by The Bearded Bard The Bearded Bard wrote:

Not particularly, but I once crashed my car while listening to ItCotCK. But I solved that problem, I sold my car.


I crashed my car while listening to FATES WARNING's STILL REMAINS.
Car was a write off. Solved that problem. Lol
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I don't listen Genesis studio albums with less than 4 members...It's bad luck
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I one time was listening to prog in the car when I had to stop for a train. I waited a really long time for it to pass. Now I never listen to Big Big Train in the car.
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Not particularly, but I once crashed my car while listening to ItCotCK. But I solved that problem, I sold my car.
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I'm currently in a High School Algebra class, with a teacher looking over my shoulder constantly, suffice to say I didn't have time to spell check, I fixed it, thanks for pointing that out.

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Originally posted by Astral Traveller Astral Traveller wrote:

Oh, I haven't waled through these woods since the fall when I first heard VDGG.
I have to admit I didn't know what waled was until Iooked it up, but I imagine falling down when you first heard VDGG would result in a very nasty welt, and on your wood too, that must be very painful Pinch


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My Prog listening habits are often influenced by when I first listened to the respective artists. This is sometimes by design in order to take me back to that time in my life, or just because, Oh, I haven't walked through these woods since the fall when I first heard VDGG.

Quick Seasons Chart.
Late Dec-Early March- Genesis
Mid-March-Mid July-Yes
May-Sept-ELP
Late May- Early July-Steve Hackett
August-Early November-Rush
Early August-Late September- Moody Blues
August-late Oct-VDGG
Early November-Late December- Pink Floyd

I'm crazy, I know


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Is it okay to listen to Rush's "Jacob's Ladder" on headphones whilst walking under a ladder?
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Originally posted by infandous infandous wrote:

Originally posted by Earendil Earendil wrote:

Originally posted by Dean Dean wrote:

I never listen to Prog when there is a "Q" in the month. Listening to Genesis causes amnesia. I have never listened to ELP while wearing the full military dress uniform of the Greek Army (cira. 2356BCE) or any Jethro Tull during a Sealed Knot reenactment of the Battle of Basing House (October 13, 1645 @ 3.17 pm, moved to the scout hut if raining). I have not played Three Friends when stepping on cracks in the pavement, or Three Of A Perfect Pair while walking under ladders, or Three Cheers For The Broken Hearted when opening an umbrella indoors, however since bad things happen in threes just to be safe I've not played Three Sides Live while breaking a mirror. Listening to Genesis causes amnesia. I am of the firm belief that liking Kansas does not cause hives but I'm taking no chances just in case I'm wrong (touch wood). I suspect that listening to Clutching At Straws when you are clutching at straws would be foolhardy or wise or both or neither but would be nothing more than clutching at straws. Even if you pay me I will not listen to Barclay James Harvest's Octoberon all the way through. Playing track five from John Cale's Paris 1919 album during a Dream Theaer performance is unlucky. I once purchased a Magma album and survived, but I have not ridden a horse since that day. I strongly believe it is extremely unlucky to review an album until you've heard it at least once. Listening to Genesis causes amnesia. I broke my arm falling off my motorcycle while riding to college one morning in 1978 and a mere 29 years later I ordered Phideaux's Doomsday Afternoon from Amazon and didn't like it one bit - that cannot be a coincidence... stranger things are at play than can be dreamt of in Heaven and Earth, or things in your philosophy Horatio (to paraphrase Kismet Hardy), messing with retroactive power like that is beyond our understanding or belief... I think playing all Flower Kings albums simultaenously would probably result in you never being born at all ... the last person to attempt this is standing right he- well he was here a minute ag- who? What? I would advise anyone against going swimming until at least one hour after listening to Pawn Hearts and saying the title of Yes's fifth album in reverse word-order will summon the devil (but he won't turn up owing to a prior engagement). Listening to Genesis causes déjà vu.

I nominate this for post of the year.


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Originally posted by AEProgman AEProgman wrote:

^ I think someone was watching over you!
 
Although not prog, I don't think I will listen to DOA by Bloodrock while flying in a plane...

Brilliant!  That song scared the s&^* out of me when I was 11 years old.  It was on the radio constantly in the spring of 1971 and I remember being obsessed with it...I couldn't get the lyrics out of my head.  I remember lying in bed at night terrified that it would happen to me.  The only other song that scared me as much was the Beatles "Revolution 9."  I was big into the whole "Paul is Dead" thing and  "Revolution 9" always seemed to me to be the soundtrack to his demise.

I'm superstitious about Peter Hammill.  When younger, my problems with chronic depression were often enhanced by PH...his lyrics could send me in a downward spiral if I wasn't careful, so I would only listen to his solo albums when I was feeling really good.  VDGG (which was much more surrealistic and abstract) have never had that effect on me, but PH's solo work which is often uncomfortably personal, intense, and depressing often triggered bad things for me Clown

  
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Originally posted by rushfan4 rushfan4 wrote:

Originally posted by progbethyname progbethyname wrote:

Originally posted by Metalmarsh89 Metalmarsh89 wrote:

Originally posted by progbethyname progbethyname wrote:

I listen to Vangelis's album THE CITY the night before my Marathons. Never had an injury and have always finished those 42k beasts. Got one this Sunday (may 5th) so I got that album nice and ready! :)


Best of luck to you mate. Glad I'm not the only progger here who runs marathons. Big smile

No you are not. 42k down the hatch as of Sunday. Great experience. Came home and listened to a bunch of prog and of course thanked the VANGELIS god for keeping me alive.
I think that my cousin ran the Pittsburgh marathon that day.  Is that the one that you ran?


Hey man. Yeah I ran the Toronto, Goodlife one. It was on May 5th. I missed qualifying for Boston by 32min. :(
I'll get there....one day. I can try again in October cause that's the scotiabank one it's a Boston qualifier as well.
There are 2 major marathons in Toronto only.
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