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    Posted: April 29 2013 at 14:19
Yeah, weird subject, I know.  Are you in any way superstitious with your prog ? For example, I love Spock's Beard's Octane, but since the main track, A Flash Before My Eyes, deals with someone dying in a car accident, I NEVER listen to this album in my car. Confused
 
What about you, prog-brothers and sisters ?
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No I am not.
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I've had a car crash with Battiato in the stereo. I never listen to him when I'm in a car.

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I was nearly killed in a car accident a few years ago, driving on a road that, in the space of about 30 seconds, was completely covered in ice by a storm...I ended up sliding onto the area that divides two sides of a highway, crashed into trees at about 50 kms, they pierced through the windshield and front console area. The car was a total write off, the CD I was listening to at the time, somehow ended up behind my seat, about a billion scratches on it.

It was `The Byrds - Younger Than Yesterday', and I've still got that very same ruined CD....I don't know whether it's bad luck or good luck....Needless to say it's not in my new car anymore, and no accidents since!

Oh, and I didn't get even a single scratch. The ambulance and polcie were in total disbelief.
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^ 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...

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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...

Jim! You know, as I was heading right for those jagged limbs, and knew I was going to be going straight into them, the cliche of `time standing still', or everything in slow motion literally did feel like it was happening....I looked straight at the small cross hanging from my mirror and said `Lord God, don't let me die....' - BANG.

So, yes, I'm very susperstitious about that event, and you know....I also had (and have still got!) a small figurine of Ned Flanders in the car too! Double the spiritual protection!

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Hercules Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 29 2013 at 15:00
I'm not superstitious at all.
 
I would happily listen to Lynyrd Skynrd on a plane - if you gave me a huge dose of rohypnol or similar and dragged me screaming and kicking on to the bloody thing in the first place.
 
The music wouldn't affect whether it crashed or not. My presence would pretty much guarantee it.
 
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I got in a real bad car accident while "The Adventures of Greggary Peccary" by Zappa was playing, and it took me a long time to listen to that one again.  Not really because of any superstition,, but just because it brought back such horrid memories.

One thing I do, though... every CD I ever listen to, I skip the first ten seconds of the CD.  I have a strange irrational fear that I'll fall off the edge of the music if I don't start it a safe distance in.  Crazy, I know.

And false too. I just made that up BWAAA HAAAHA HA
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I once got food poisoning from Subway (as did 11 of my coworkers that day) and never eat at Subway anymore.  Wait...ummmm, no I'm not. 
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I tend to be fairly superstitious despite knowing that it is irrational, but that being said, I can't think of any prog related superstitions offhand.
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*knocks on wood*
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I will admit, I do get slightly creeped out when "Arriving Somewhere but not Here" comes on while I'm driving.
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I have a strong case of aviatophobia.

1.- Each time I get into a plane, I play "One More Red Nightmare" it's a tradition.

2.- When I drive to the mountains, I always play Roundabout to start the trip
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I was superstitious in another way. 

Once in my student days I've listened to "Led Zeppelin IV" before going to exams. Since then I believed this album helps to get the highest rates. So this album became a kind of talisman.

And I always liked to listen to Deep Purple's "Black Night" before the long road. This song always brought me a good fortune.  
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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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Why don't they have seat row 13 on planes - how many aircrashes are there where only one row of seats fell out? Is sitting in the back row the safest place to be because planes don't reverse into mountains? Why aren't planes made from the same material as the black box flight recorder? If flying is safer than crossing the road why don't we fly across the road? If jet fighters have ejector seats why don't they have them on jet airliners? Why don't aircraft have a huge paracute strapped to the fuselage? Or why don't they inflate the lifejackets and rafts with helium? Why do they tell you to adopt the 'crash' position, can't we adopt the 'bit of bump and gentle roll to a stop' survival position instead?


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Originally posted by Ivan_Melgar_M Ivan_Melgar_M wrote:

I have a strong case of aviatophobia.
1.- Each time I get into a plane, I play "One More Red Nightmare" it's a tradition.
2.- When I drive to the mountains, I always play Roundabout to start the trip


You listening to Roundabout? I didn't expect that...
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As for me, I try to avoid music with satanic lyrics, and perhaps some other un-pleasant themes. That's the reason I hesitate to get into Therion, and am somewhat uncomfortable with Opeth's "Heritage". Though I guess sometimes it's hard to get the true meaning of the writer.
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Originally posted by Dellinger Dellinger wrote:

Originally posted by Ivan_Melgar_M Ivan_Melgar_M wrote:

I have a strong case of aviatophobia.
1.- Each time I get into a plane, I play "One More Red Nightmare" it's a tradition.
2.- When I drive to the mountains, I always play Roundabout to start the trip


You listening to Roundabout? I didn't expect that...

Hey, Roundabout was the song that introduced me to Prog.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Second Life Syndrome Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 29 2013 at 23:41
Maybe not superstitious, but certain albums remind me of certain situations.  Recently, for example, I was listening to Jupiter Society right before an interview that didn't end the way I'd hoped.  I haven't listened to that album since then, even though I had just purchased it.  Certain places "feel" like a certain album, too.  If I listen to a certain album quite a bit while in a certain town, I identify them together for years to come.  Weird?
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