So okay, say you’re grumpy. So grumpy you could steam-clean the carpet with your eyes, but you won’t out of pure peevishness. So grumpy your skin turns green and your friends all call you The Incredible Sulk.
You’re grumping through the kitchen, making yourself a cup of (Nas) Tea (Mood), listening to “Firth of Fifth” again in the vain hope that it will cheer you up, when suddenly… it does. Not all the way, mind, but a little bit. Enough for a thought, like a ray of sunlight, to get through your cantankerous cloud cover.
It’s going to take more than one puny Genesis piece. You’re going to need a whole musical regimen, says the thought. Some kind of Prog Rock Grumpiness Cure.
And that makes you laugh. Laughing is Kryptonite to grumpiness. It’s the beginning of the end.
However, maybe you’re not ready to completely let go of the Vast Existential Mope just yet. Here’s some dismal Pink Floyd. Not dismal enough? They can do MORE DISMAL.
Tomorrow: what I listen to when I’m done feeling sorry for myself.
5 thoughts on “Take some prog rock and call me in the morning”
Have you heard of a British band called Pure Reason Revolution? 😀 They’re awesome.
I’ve never heard of them, but I just looked them up and they sound interesting. Thanks for the suggestion!
Yup, no problem! I love their stuff, and whenever I’m in a bad or funky mood, I listen to them… and always feel better. 😀
Which song or album of theirs would you recommend for the first-timer?
Oh man, this is a hard choice to make. Lol. I love all of their albums, but I guess “Amor Vincit Omnia” is a good one (aka: AVO). And for an individual song, maybe “The Gloaming” and/or “Apprentice of the Universe.”