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Old 04-24-2008, 07:56 AM   #481
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It'll be ten times longer than the Magna Carta writing about ATYCLB alone, though.

I'm watching stuff on YouTube to get me into a party mood, but they seem to be having the opposite effect. Perhaps I shouldn't be watching I Shall Be Released from the NJ CoH show.

(Though Bono does a great jog at the end.)


But does Bono do the low hmmm, hm?

I'm feeling melancholic so I'm listening to melancholic Porcupine Tree stuff. Kinda by accident. I just started adding songs to a playlist and noticed after the fact that they were all the really melancholic ones.

Glad I've got three gigs and shitloads of travel to keep me busy the next few days.
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Yeah, your little tour sounds awesome - and expensive, but I guess you're looking past that. I don't know if I could save up long enough to do something like that, but it's nice to hear other people can.
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People can go fuck themselves.

Blah. I think I've spent too much time by myself this week.
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Yeah, your little tour sounds awesome - and expensive, but I guess you're looking past that. I don't know if I could save up long enough to do something like that, but it's nice to hear other people can.
It's mercifully not costing me too much because of the fact I'll be staying with family in Queensland. Only a few hundred dollars all told. And the cheaper tickets than, say, U2 and lower amount of shows helps!

I've won a couple of scholarships for university this year too. Let's just say that not all of the money has quite gone to academic endeavours, though it is going to keeping me sane ...
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Just making my usual early morning cameo before work...

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Proof of Porcupine Tree's fake origins, from The Cross / Hole / Yellow Hedgerow Dreamscape on Tarquin's Seaweed Farm:

This music is for you! In the sign of cancer, on bass, Mister Jelly. In the sign of capricon, awaiting [something] return, on keyboards, Tarquin Underspoon. In the sign of aquarius, on electric treatments and acoustic guitars, Sebastian Tweetle-Blampton the Third. On the cusp of Taurus and Gemini, on percussion, Timothy Tadpole-Jones. In the sign of Leo, on drums, The Evaporating Flam. And on lead guitar, THE PORCUPINE TREE!

Incidentally, the later version of Yellow Hedgerow Dreamscape on the Staircase Infinities EP is fucking AWESOME. One of my favourite instrumentals.
Some of this early stuff is quite the strange trip, but it's fascinating what SW was coming up with at such a young age. Amazing.

I think I'm going to make a compilation of the early stuff that I like, as it really is hit or miss. And I'm going to end it with The Cross and Yellow Hedgerow Dreamscape, but I'm going to edit it so that it's the version from Staircase Infinities instead.

Just thinking of that combo is

Anyway, off to work. If you're not around later Ax, have a great time at the shows.
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Some of this early stuff is quite the strange trip, but it's fascinating what SW was coming up with at such a young age. Amazing.

I think I'm going to make a compilation of the early stuff that I like, as it really is hit or miss. And I'm going to end it with The Cross and Yellow Hedgerow Dreamscape, but I'm going to edit it so that it's the version from Staircase Infinities instead.

Just thinking of that combo is

Anyway, off to work. If you're not around later Ax, have a great time at the shows.
G'day - and thanks, can't wait for the gigs. In about 24 hours, PT will be taking the stage here in Melbourne.

I would absolutely love to hear that edit of The Cross / Yellow Hedgerow Dreamscape. I've thought that would rock for quite some time. I'm actually listening to The Cross right now! I think SW sings it really well. I'm also quite interested to see what you put on that compilation; I agree about the early years being very hit and miss. Have you tracked down the version of And The Swallows Dance Above The Sun from The Love, Death, And Mussolini EP? As I believe I've said before, I think that version is better - the guitars sound more raw and I think that works better.
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Just wondering, what sort of music is Porcupine Tree, exactly? I figure prog rock, but what are the direct influences and contemporaries that sound similar? Are they particularly inspired by Floyd (a band I rather dislike most of the time), and close to sounding like Dream Theatre, or are they heavier?
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Today I saw some pretty cool graffiti. It was just:

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down a stobie pole. Sometimes I wonder what inspires people to do these things.
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Hmm, I'd better give this PT stuff Ax gave me a listen...
*plugs headphones into computer*

Popup message: "You have just plugged in a device to the audio jack!"

ZOMGWFTBBQ ORLY WOW!!!! How did it KNOW??

Wouldn't be because I'm the one that plugged it in, would it??

*smacks computer*


Oh, hi Bonnie and Ax
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... What's a stobie pole?
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... What's a stobie pole?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stobie_pole

I didn't actually realise they were SA-exclusive!
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I didn't actually realise they were SA-exclusive!
Aha... was that graffitti an attempt to "beautify" one?

It's a good idea for a place with no trees!


*puts In Absentia on*
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Hmm, I'd better give this PT stuff Ax gave me a listen...
About time! Probably listening to Fear Of A Blank Planet and Nil Recurring would be a good idea as they're the recent releases and I imagine a fair bit of the set will be drawn from them if it's anything like last year. My pick for rarity to debut in Melbourne: Normal.

And did I send you Trains earlier? Because that's just about their Streets or Pride or whatever.

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Popup message: "You have just plugged in a device to the audio jack!"

ZOMGWFTBBQ ORLY WOW!!!! How did it KNOW??

Wouldn't be because I'm the one that plugged it in, would it??

*smacks computer*
Gotta love the over-obvious Windows messages. Though my favourite is when I disconnect my external harddrive. The "Generic USB Device" device has been disconnected ...
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Just wondering, what sort of music is Porcupine Tree, exactly? I figure prog rock, but what are the direct influences and contemporaries that sound similar? Are they particularly inspired by Floyd (a band I rather dislike most of the time), and close to sounding like Dream Theatre, or are they heavier?
They're generally progressive rock, though Steven Wilson doesn't like that description as he says the music itself isn't very complex - it's the production, atmosphere, and general emphasis upon the album as a cohesive piece rather than individual songs that gives the music complexity. But then you watch him play Hatesong live and suspect he's just being modest about his guitar playing abilities.

Steven Wilson is very much the band leader and has rather wide-ranging tastes. Seventies prog was a strong influence, and Pink Floyd are one of his favourite bands, but he's horrified Porcupine Tree snobs worldwide for praising the songwriting of various pop acts (I think including Abba!). The early albums are very psychedelic, with The Sky Moves Sideways particularly Floydian. From the late 1990s (starting with Stupid Dream, my favourite album), there has been a much stronger emphasis on tight and focused songwriting, and since the early 2000s, a heavier metal influence has crept into the music. I wouldn't describe it as metal, but using some of the techniques and atmospheres of metal in a rock context.

It continues to baffle me how songs like Piano Lessons, She's Moved On, Trains, and Lazarus were not huge radio hits.
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About time! Probably listening to Fear Of A Blank Planet and Nil Recurring would be a good idea as they're the recent releases ...
And did I send you Trains earlier? Because that's just about their Streets or Pride or whatever.
Does that mean I should stop listening to In Absentia?
You did send me Trains, and I'm sure I listened to it at the time...
I know I've heard the song Fear of a Blank Planet... not given the whole album a go yet.

Eh, I was gonna stay up late anyway

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Gotta love the over-obvious Windows messages. Though my favourite is when I disconnect my external harddrive. The "Generic USB Device" device has been disconnected ...
Classic...

I think it's my motherboard doing this, but every time I plug in the speakers or the headphones, it demands to know exactly WHICH device I've plugged in... and if I tick the wrong box, it won't bloody work! How the hell does that work?!
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