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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 19 2005 at 19:30

good interview!! very interesting

 

BTW, i'm doing a research about PT (on English class)... could someone please tell me when Colin Edwin (the bassist) was born? I know all birth dates of the other members but him

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 19 2005 at 20:40
I've read many Steven Wilson interviews that date from the early PT days until the present and it's seems most people ask him the same questions. He's rather sick of the Pink Floyd comparisons and the labeling of PT's music as progressive rock, so that usually shows up in the interviews. It was great to hear that SW is a fan of Nick Drake, as I don't recall him mentioning that before.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 20 2005 at 10:37
Great job Maani! Really enjoyed reading that.

...But who's Steven Wilson?


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 20 2005 at 19:24
Great job Maani.  Was that interview done at the Town Hall show... because I was there and actually got to have a conversation with Steve Wilson's parents who were also there.  Which reminds me, I've got to send Colin some pictures I promised... Darn!  I forgot.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 20 2005 at 19:32
Steven Wilson likes The Mars Volta
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 20 2005 at 19:59

StumpyJoe: It was great to hear that SW is a fan of Nick Drake

No-man covered a Nick Drake song on their Speakalbum, he's an influence to both wilson and tim bowness

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 21 2005 at 03:49
Great interview with a less than forthcoming interviewee, Maani; SW can occasionally come across as arrogant & condescending, but there's a good reason for this - he is arrogant & condescending.

That said, he is also one of the most significant musician/composer/producers of modern times within our chosen "genre" (sorry, Steve), and has always hated the label "progressive rock".

Incidentally, does anyone know where I can get a copy of "Voyage 34" - I like the description SW gave to this & it sounds right up my street!

I think that about covers it.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 21 2005 at 13:25

GOOD JOB MAANI

STEVEN WILSON RULES


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 21 2005 at 20:12

Nice, congratulations, great effort maani, is good to know something about you... i consider Steven Wilson a quite impressive guy that knows exactly what he wants and does exactly the same. Having a conversation with a guy so focused into what he does for a living is quite difficult, beacuse he might sound arrogant. I agree that progressive music is a consequence of a constant searching and improvement, but like Duke Ellington said: there's just two kinds of music: bad music and good music.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 22 2005 at 01:53
Fantastic interview  Steven Wilson is a wise and logical man...so to speak
50 tonne angel falls to the earth...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 22 2005 at 21:28
What an egotistical, arrogant, narcissistic SOB. While Maani
did a great job of interviewing Mr. I'm-a-rock-star-so-I'm-much-better-
than-you, the interview was ultimately pointless because of Wilson's
unbriddled conceit.

Open note to Steve Wilson: You're only 'famous' to a small--very small--
group of people. Outside of those folks, no one has ever heard of you, nor
does anybody care who you are.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 23 2005 at 05:29
Steven Wilson is better on pop/metal that on prog
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 23 2005 at 08:17
You can buy a copy at www.play.com for Ģ6.99 inc delivery (at least in Europe).  It's one of my fave PT CDs.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 23 2005 at 20:43
Ouch- SOMEBODYdoesn't like Porcupine Tree
50 tonne angel falls to the earth...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 23 2005 at 21:23
^ Actually, my feelings have nothing to do with PT; just Steve Wilson. I can't
stand when people have a better-than-thou view of themselves, such as
Steve Wilson does. He needs to get over himself. I've read many an interview
with him, and his arrogance and conceit are nearly suffocating.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 25 2005 at 10:50
sometimes the ego is helpul when you want to create. is helpul when you believe in something that maybe no one believes. and when you are always focused in what you believe, you tend to lose that feeling of being considerative with interviews like this.( i mean, is not personal, but a lot of interviews that i've seen or reading are like this. for example the one in the King Crimson webpage, about a girl asking why Fripp didnt do autographs. thats stupid.)

i canīt imagine Waters being considerative in any interview. for f***s sake!


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 25 2005 at 15:55

Good Interview Maani - But Mr Wilson - Doesn't mention his first proper Band - Karma, I still have some of their tapes - My best mate of the time, a Mr Roger paterson - used to be his northern England contact. Roger and I went to stay at Mr Wilsons Parents House in the early eighties , I remember he was really into Rush at the time though Floyd were probably still his favourite at that time. I think his interview is a little bit arrogant in parts...He should realise that his CD's like The sky moves sideways are VERY Floyd influenced...and thus could be called regressive........

I'd like to meet him again and wonder if he remembers our brief stay at his parents gaffe ?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 28 2005 at 12:03

but... i cant understand why Wilson hasnīt heard any Dream Theater record

 


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 30 2005 at 09:27
I don't think he sounds arrogant, probably just pissed off with the same questions over and over, no disrespect to Manni there though.

He does a lot of stuff. Ever heard of Bass Communion? A very VERY excellent ambient project Steve started back in the 80's I think. He's not just into this type of music or that type of music, he's into MUSIC.

So when he's being pigeonholed, I can understand him sort of wanting to lash out. I'd be (and am) exactly the same.

I can imagine what it's like for him. I write guitar music, ambient music, glitchy-Satan music, calm cool trip-hop, drum and bass, a bit of techno..... so many different types of stuff.

So if someone refers to me as just an ambient artist... It feels a bit sh*t, y'know?

Has anyone watched the video's on the Porcupine Tree website? Watch them, he speaks a little about what direction he's heading in, and he mentions that stuff like the Sky Moves Sideways are being put in the record box for a while, because they're so sick of playing them live.

My mood changes, but I much prefer Deadwing to Sky Moves Sideways at the moment.
over thinking, over analyzing separates the body from the mind.

feed my will to feel this moment, urging me to cross the line.

reaching out to embrace whatever may come.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 02 2005 at 18:26

threefates:

Yes.  Sorry I missed you there.  Would have been nice to hook up.  Howz trix?

Peace.

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