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Prog rock is evil?

Post by Theremin » Fri Jul 02, 2004 5:03 pm

www.geocities.com/evilprogressive/index.html

The sad thing is, I think this is serious. :( This guy has issues. I don't know whether to laugh or be sick...
Listeners of progressive rock have often got long and filthy hair, old, colorful and shabby clothes. They smell like marijuana, which is because they smoke it very often!
They are usually communists or left-wing liberals, which means they are the enemy of Democracy!
I gotta admit that I'm a little bit confused
Sometimes it seems to me as if I'm just being used
Gotta stay awake, gotta try and shake off this creeping malaise
If I don't stand my own ground, how can I find my way out of this maze?

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Post by Sam Gamgee » Fri Jul 02, 2004 5:55 pm

Lol... Democracy really is overrated anyway. Especially pure democracy - Have you read Thucydides, prog-slanderer? Huh? no? Well I think he'd have a few things to say to you...

Drugs? Uh... Oh my goodness, they use WHAT? Like, you mean to tell me that... some musicians... do DRUGS? No one else *ever* does that, especially not any other genre of music you randomly pick! *gasp* That must mean... as a prog listener, I TOO must do drugs and thus am only worthy for the ninth circle of hell - the one reserved for those who betray their masters and Hammerheads, Wheatheads, Yesfans, and the like.

LOL! Read this guestbook entry:
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Have you accepted Jesus to your life? Hell no!
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Comments:I'm gonna get ya, sucka! Mwa ha ha ha!
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Post by DruidsGlass » Fri Jul 02, 2004 6:28 pm

o...m...g...u have no idea how dang FUNNY i found this person's claims to be...ROFL, just as a poll, is anyone's hair here dirty, unkemp, nasty, n whatever else he said? does anyone here smell like marijuana? i am pretty sure that everyone bathes regularly, so that takes out the hair, and odds are that none of us do pot...what a lunatic...i just want to fall over and laugh til my sides hurt...o wait...just did that...lol
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Post by DruidsGlass » Fri Jul 02, 2004 6:31 pm

i cant stop laughing...
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Post by DruidsGlass » Fri Jul 02, 2004 6:40 pm

ok, not trying to post slut here, honest, but...

everyone sign dude's guest book and prove him wrong!!!
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Post by FredProgGH » Fri Jul 02, 2004 7:22 pm

Here is the text of my response in his guestbook- what do you think??

I think you are throwing the baby out with the bathwater. Because you have looked around and seen that there are bad influences in the world of prog you have jumped to a conclusion that all such music is to be avoided, which I feel is unjustified. This simple fallacy totally undermines your argument, which, if you would qualify it, I would agree with- namely, that *some* prog music is in fact not appropriate for Christians. Unfortunatly, denying that there are people in the world that use this type of music, with its connections to traditional classical music (about which you could make many of the same arguments- Carmina Baruna, anyone?- so we should ignore Bach??), as an expression of God's glory and view their ability to make such music as a gift from above closes minds to what might be a worthwhile message. I hope you will take the time to examine this topic further.

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Post by King » Fri Jul 02, 2004 8:04 pm

Ooohh, good response. I notice you didnt sink down to ranting and kept it organized and very...un...pot head sounding...yeah... I like it.
This guy is a looney and sometimes there is just no dealing with these people, they are unreasonable.
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Post by Theremin » Fri Jul 02, 2004 8:05 pm

Good post, Fred. Although I, having neither the ability nor patience to translate latin (or whatever it was) on the fly, am not offended by Carmina Burana in the slightest! :lol: I should go post something over there... Later...
I gotta admit that I'm a little bit confused
Sometimes it seems to me as if I'm just being used
Gotta stay awake, gotta try and shake off this creeping malaise
If I don't stand my own ground, how can I find my way out of this maze?

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Post by FredProgGH » Fri Jul 02, 2004 8:27 pm

Actually, there's nothing wrong with Carmina Baruna, but I doubt he knows that. I didn't have the time to fool with it, so I mentioned it because the title AFAIK translates roughly to "Secular Songs" or "Profane Songs" (Sam might translate better) but really only in the sense that the text isn't religeous or liturgical. I think if your read it it's fairly pagan but I don't know that anyone would have a heart attack over it! Any more than reading greek mythology. But like I said I just wanted to make a point.
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Post by Theremin » Fri Jul 02, 2004 8:45 pm

I believe some of it is a little off color, my freshman Band director read some of it to our class. Really no big deal, though. I wonder how this guy feels about Stravinsky! :lol: Poor Stavinsky... he has 2 strikes against him already; Rite of Spring (Pagans! :shock: :D ) and the fact that his music was used in a Yes CD (Yessongs, the Firebird). Yes, being satanic pothead communists with long hair (Well... :wink: :lol: ), would naturally be drawn to Stravinsky's obviously evil music.
I gotta admit that I'm a little bit confused
Sometimes it seems to me as if I'm just being used
Gotta stay awake, gotta try and shake off this creeping malaise
If I don't stand my own ground, how can I find my way out of this maze?

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Post by FredProgGH » Fri Jul 02, 2004 9:07 pm

Hehe- forgot about the Stravinsky/Yes connection! really, I wonder how that guy feels about Yes- he didn't mention them. They certainly lose on the pot/drugs issue :D And psychedelic art. And all that Buddhist nonsense on Tales. But, Jon's new agey ramblings asaide they have always strived to have a positive message.

You know I racked my brain for an obviously objectionable (on the level of the argument) example of classical music and I missed the most obvious one- Symphony Fantastique. Basically a Absinthe fueled nightmare that ends in suicide and images of hell and a witches sabbath. Duh!!

(I'm not dissing old Hector of course. I think SF is a great work.)
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Post by DruidsGlass » Fri Jul 02, 2004 10:53 pm

hehe, i wasn't thinking straight when i wrote it, btw i used my forum name as my name...hehehe, druids...he'll crap his pants....hehehe, i laughed so hard...there were actually 2 that were anti prog, 2 that were pranks, and the rest were proprog...we are a society united!!!! LONG LIVE PROG!!! START THE REVOLUTION!!!!! DEATH TO THE INFIDELS!!!! errr....scratch the last one...
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Post by Theremin » Fri Jul 02, 2004 11:58 pm

whoa
I gotta admit that I'm a little bit confused
Sometimes it seems to me as if I'm just being used
Gotta stay awake, gotta try and shake off this creeping malaise
If I don't stand my own ground, how can I find my way out of this maze?

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Post by Sam Gamgee » Sat Jul 03, 2004 12:07 am

DruidsGlass wrote:START THE REVOLUTION!!!!! DEATH TO THE INFIDELS!!!! errr....scratch the last one...
Shh... Yes, yes, but we don't say that out loud or we'll look bad. :twisted:;)
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Post by DruidsGlass » Sat Jul 03, 2004 12:14 am

sorry, all that ferver was getting to me for a second...i was losing control...
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