3:01 Pick Me Up: Focus
Let’s face it: 3 p.m. is the cruellest time of the workday. The morning latte has worn off, and the post-lunch crash has you staggering around like an extra from a George A. Romero flick. That’s why, each weekday at 3:01 p.m., we present you with a video hand-picked to kick-start your heart. If the following clip doesn’t bring you temporarily back to life and help get you through the rest of the afternoon, chances are you’re dead inside.
Today's offering: one of the most demented prog-rock tunes of the '70s, an era with no shortage of demented prog-rock tunes. This clip from The Midnight Special may not be Focus's tightest performance or even the best live version of "Hocus Pocus" on YouTube, technically speaking, but it is quite possibly the most delightfully unhinged.