Wow I can’t tell you how excited we were when we watched Supernatural last night because they played a small portion of a song very special to us. Years ago when we were in college we were driving in the middle of nowhere somewhere in upstate New York and as we’re flipping through radio stations looking for something (anything) to listen to. Well we finally come to a station that comes in clear and are absolutely mesmerized by the music, we happened to tune in just as the song was about to begin so we didn’t miss one wacked out chord! After a few moments of listening we had to know who was this, what was this, it was utter craziness! Finally the dj comes on and tells us we were listening to “Hocus Pocus” by Focus. Of course we needed to find this majestic song but it’s not exactly popular music–not really anything we’d listen to had we not been so entertained I mean how could you not want to hear more from a band that incorperates yodeling? Well weeks later I am at a used book shop and I go downstairs where they also have some used records and right in front of me as I step off the stairs is a big pink album with FOCUS written on it and low and behold this album, “Moving Waves”, happend to be the album that included “Hocus Pocus” so of course I had to buy it. Now the rest of the album is pretty out of control too (and I certainly don’t mean in a good way) but for “Hocus Pocus” and the thrill of torturing friends with the musical stylings of Focus it is well worth it to listen to over and over again. Now they only used one part of the song and no it wasn’t the yodeling part but from the moment I heard the notes I could not stop laughing. Dave looked at me and asked “is that what I think it is?” Oh yes Dave they actually used “Hocus Pocus” by Focus and it was in a hilarious Supernatural episode called Ghostfacers! I liked Supernatural before but this means we now have an unflappable connection to it. By the way the Ghostfacers theme song is amazing and I wish it could be my ringtone!
I couldn’t find a good place to send people to hear “Hocus Pocus” but I did find this video on YouTube of them playing it live. It’s not as good as the album version but you’ll certainly get the idea! Enjoy!