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    Posted: August 12 2017 at 13:56
According to Steven Wilson, it's not very deep, but I haven't worked it out.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote lazland Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 12 2017 at 14:47
A subject which has been opined upon before.....http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=19874


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Masculine oriented juvenalia (sic?) according to Wilson. I believe him...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tom Ozric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 13 2017 at 09:25
In the end, probably nonsense.
You could call your band Blunt Cactus, and it means nothing.........
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AFlowerKingCrimson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 13 2017 at 11:58
Not sure but I think he just wanted a psychedelic sounding band name since initially they were sort of meant to be a parody on the whole psychedelic era. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote micky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 13 2017 at 16:27
Originally posted by condor condor wrote:

According to Steven Wilson, it's not very deep, but I haven't worked it out.

really??  

I mean REALLY...

wow man....  I think the cult of SWilson has reached the tipping point... Jonestown there they go!!!!!
I find your lack of Bassoon disturbing.....
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mascodagama Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 13 2017 at 16:59
A bunch of arboreal pricks.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dr wu23 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 14 2017 at 13:01
LOL
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Thought this was interesting..


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porcupine_Tree


Porcupine Tree originated in 1987 as a collaborative hoax project by Steven Wilson and Malcolm Stocks. Partially inspired by the psychedelic/progressive bands of the 1970s, such as Pink Floyd, that had dominated the music scene during their youth, the two decided to form a fictional legendary rock band named The Porcupine Tree. The two fabricated a detailed back-story including information on alleged band members and album titles, as well as a "colourful" history which purportedly included events such as a meeting at a 1970s rock festival and several trips in and out of prison. As soon as he had put aside enough money to buy his own studio equipment, Wilson obliged this creation with several hours of music to provide "evidence" of its existence.[6] Although Stocks provided a few passages of treated vocals and experimental guitar playing, his role in the project was mostly offering occasional ideas, with the bulk of the material being written, recorded, played and sung by Wilson.

At this point, Porcupine Tree was little more than a joke and a private amusement, as Wilson was concentrating on his other project, No-Man, an endeavour with UK based singer and songwriter Tim Bowness. However, by 1989 he began to consider some of the Porcupine Tree music as potentially marketable. Wilson created an 80-minute-long cassette titled Tarquin's Seaweed Farm under the name of Porcupine Tree.[7] Still showing the spirit of his joke, Wilson included an 8-page inlay which further revealed the hoaxed Porcupine Tree backstory, including references to fictitious band members such as Sir Tarquin Underspoon and Timothy Tadpole-Jones.[8]



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Logan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 14 2017 at 13:22
Not according to Wilson, it's a corruption of "Pork your Pine Tree". If you ever hire a linguistically challenged arborist who threatens to "pork you pine tree", consider dismissing said degenerate. Well, unless you are open-minded and it's a "naughty" [sic] pine, in which case the tree might welcome the wood.
"The very powerful and the very stupid have one thing in common. They donít alter their views to fit the facts. They alter the facts to fit the views" (Doctor Who - The Face of Evil, Jan 22, 1977).
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Originally posted by Mascodagama Mascodagama wrote:

A bunch of arboreal pricks.

LOL

He's right. This was Steven Wilson's high school year book photo (before the plastic surgery Clown

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Originally posted by Mascodagama Mascodagama wrote:

A bunch of arboreal pricks.

LOL

He's right. Here's Steven Wilson's high schoo yearbook photo before the plastic surgery Clown



Edited by siLLy puPPy - August 14 2017 at 14:10
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dr wu23 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 14 2017 at 14:17
Pork your pine tree...? What the hell does that even mean..?

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Logan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 14 2017 at 14:36
I had worried that I was not subtle enough. It means to have certain intimate relations with a pine tree that does not belong to you -- many of us are told not to covet they neighbour's pine tree, are we not? No, that's our neighbour's ass. However, if it's a naughty (read knotty) pine tree, then this may not be such an issue (at least for the tree), wood it, or woody knot?

Anyway, I apologise for the crudity.

Edited by Logan - August 14 2017 at 14:39
"The very powerful and the very stupid have one thing in common. They donít alter their views to fit the facts. They alter the facts to fit the views" (Doctor Who - The Face of Evil, Jan 22, 1977).
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote verslibre Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 14 2017 at 15:36
I always figured a Porcupine Tree had something in common with a Steely Dan. LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Logan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 14 2017 at 15:41
^ Now that is funny, (as was Mascodagama's post), but it gives me a most horrifying image.

Edited by Logan - August 14 2017 at 15:42
"The very powerful and the very stupid have one thing in common. They donít alter their views to fit the facts. They alter the facts to fit the views" (Doctor Who - The Face of Evil, Jan 22, 1977).
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LOL
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Originally posted by condor condor wrote:

According to Steven Wilson, it's not very deep, but I haven't worked it out.

Probably came up with it while poorly stoned  on bad acid (the good one was in the 60's and 70's!) and poor grass ... while doing something he called music for his garage!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tom Ozric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 14 2017 at 21:22
If it were 25 years ago, I'd say. " let's drop some acid and ponder this suggestion ". Who knows, it's just an attention grabbing, unique name that stands out from the crowd. Spock's Beard is another name in similar vein.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dellinger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 15 2017 at 21:23
Originally posted by Tom Ozric Tom Ozric wrote:

If it were 25 years ago, I'd say. " let's drop some acid and ponder this suggestion ". Who knows, it's just an attention grabbing, unique name that stands out from the crowd. Spock's Beard is another name in similar vein.


But Spock's Beard does have a reason to be. I just read it once, and am not a fan of the band, nor Neal Morse either, but as I remember there was something between the band members (perhaps the two Morse brothers?) about a chapter of Star Treck in which Mr Spock did have a beard. But it was something so uncommon that it ended up being like another way of saying something that is very unlikely. Or soemthing of the sort.
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