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    Posted: July 30 2007 at 00:04
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 26 2007 at 01:51
Thank you, Steven Wilson is quite good isn't he? A 21st century musical genious
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 19 2007 at 20:55
Originally posted by swilson swilson wrote:

Thanks everyone, I really enjoyed this intervlew.  I hope everyone is enjoying the new record, I'm really proud of it.

I see a review here today that seems to have phenomenally missed the point, accusing us of making the record to appeal to 15 year olds - Joey, perhaps you should introduce an option for artists to respond to a review?  No wait, I'd be on here all day long!

See you on tour!

SW

PS - Anyone that has a "target audience" is an entertainer, not a musician. (see today's review again)
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Mr. Wilson, if it's any consolation, if you ran for Jesus I'd vote for you. And please, take me with you. Rush and Queensryche are the only prog bands that ever come here to Atlanta. I could earn my way responding to negative reviews of PT albums for you, you busy litle bee. I could even fend off the DT fanboys, though I would require a gun, which I'm sure I coul furnish, as I live in the Bible Belt.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 26 2007 at 18:15
Great interview, Joey. Thanks for sharing your insights Steven, and good luck to you and the rest of the band.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 09 2007 at 13:56
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 07 2007 at 19:11
Good and very interesting interview, thanks a lot for posting it!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 07 2007 at 19:09
Originally posted by Jim Garten Jim Garten wrote:

Originally posted by Antennas Antennas wrote:

BTW: FOADP is indeed a Masterpiece.


Ah yes - SW's concept album about English summers, "Fear Of A Dank Planet"
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 07 2007 at 08:42
Originally posted by Antennas Antennas wrote:

BTW: FOADP is indeed a Masterpiece.


Ah yes - SW's concept album about English summers, "Fear Of A Dank Planet"

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 01 2007 at 00:58
A Porcupine Tree/Tool tour would be nice.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 30 2007 at 21:00
I met Steven Wilson in 1999 at the Shank Hall, Milwaukee, they were in the Signify, Coma Divine tour/phase, it's a small place 220 or so, at that time the band was more accessible.

Great interview..... nice to hear SW shed light on his visions

Been a fan since 1992

Thanks for the interview
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 30 2007 at 14:23
Originally posted by Fight Club Fight Club wrote:

Originally posted by enteredwinter enteredwinter wrote:

Whoa, I had heard rumors that SW actually posts on here, but I thought it was just a myth.

SW, in case you read this, don't let one review get to you, here's the key fact: FOABP looks well on its way to be one of the top-rated albums on this site. Which it deserves to be.

So, in case you're reading this, great job on the album. "Anesthetize" has quickly become one of my favorite songs of all-time, and not to fawn or anything, but the album as a whole is one of the best I've heard in a long time.

I'll be at the NYC gig, looking forward to it immensely.

 
I'll be at the NYC gig as well 8-) 2nd time seeing them at Nokia.
 
same here Tongue it was great that Steve was singing all of these songs from FOABP right under TRL headquarters...oh, the irony! I think avestin is coming too, and I know that my friend Dan (moreitsythanyou) is going as well


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 29 2007 at 17:33
Originally posted by enteredwinter enteredwinter wrote:

Whoa, I had heard rumors that SW actually posts on here, but I thought it was just a myth.

SW, in case you read this, don't let one review get to you, here's the key fact: FOABP looks well on its way to be one of the top-rated albums on this site. Which it deserves to be.

So, in case you're reading this, great job on the album. "Anesthetize" has quickly become one of my favorite songs of all-time, and not to fawn or anything, but the album as a whole is one of the best I've heard in a long time.

I'll be at the NYC gig, looking forward to it immensely.

 
I'll be at the NYC gig as well 8-) 2nd time seeing them at Nokia.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 29 2007 at 16:41
Originally posted by enteredwinter enteredwinter wrote:

Whoa, I had heard rumors that SW actually posts on here, but I thought it was just a myth.SW, in case you read this, don't let one review get to you, here's the key fact: FOABP looks well on its way to be one of the top-rated albums on this site. Which it deserves to be.So, in case you're reading this, great job on the album. "Anesthetize" has quickly become one of my favorite songs of all-time, and not to fawn or anything, but the album as a whole is one of the best I've heard in a long time.I'll be at the NYC gig, looking forward to it immensely.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 29 2007 at 14:04
Whoa, I had heard rumors that SW actually posts on here, but I thought it was just a myth.

SW, in case you read this, don't let one review get to you, here's the key fact: FOABP looks well on its way to be one of the top-rated albums on this site. Which it deserves to be.

So, in case you're reading this, great job on the album. "Anesthetize" has quickly become one of my favorite songs of all-time, and not to fawn or anything, but the album as a whole is one of the best I've heard in a long time.

I'll be at the NYC gig, looking forward to it immensely.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 29 2007 at 01:26
So I remember Steve saying in an interview once that he wasn't interested in revisiting musical ideas he's already done. I'm guessing if he really wants to do this PT might wanna try making a bad album Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 28 2007 at 03:27
Originally posted by swilson swilson wrote:

Thanks everyone, I really enjoyed this intervlew.  I hope everyone is enjoying the new record, I'm really proud of it.

I see a review here today that seems to have phenomenally missed the point, accusing us of making the record to appeal to 15 year olds - Joey, perhaps you should introduce an option for artists to respond to a review?  No wait, I'd be on here all day long!

See you on tour!

SW

PS - Anyone that has a "target audience" is an entertainer, not a musician. (see today's review again)


If you want I'm sure the Admins wouldn't mind having a sub-forum specifically for artists to vent their frustrations. LOL

Thanks again SW, let Mikael know I want to interview him about the new Opeth album (whenever it comes out) Ha!  Hug


Edited by OpethGuitarist - April 28 2007 at 03:29
back from the dead, i will begin posting reviews again and musing through the forums
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 27 2007 at 10:45
Originally posted by swilson swilson wrote:


Thanks everyone, I really enjoyed this intervlew.  I hope everyone is enjoying the new record, I'm really proud of it. I see a review here today that seems to have phenomenally missed the point, accusing us of making the record to appeal to 15 year olds - Joey, perhaps you should introduce an option for artists to respond to a review?  No wait, I'd be on here all day long!See you on tour!SWPS - Anyone that has a "target audience" is an entertainer, not a musician. (see today's review again)




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fact that most of us here have regained their belief in MODERN music
progressive rock and rural tranquility don't match. true or false?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 27 2007 at 08:59
Sorry I didn't read this until now Joey,great interview!!!!!!
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 27 2007 at 08:49
Long time lurker, new time poster here.

Thank you for the fantastic interview, it was really interesting. I'd like to thank Steve and the whole band for the fantastic new record. I got it a week and half ago and been playing it almost non-stop since then. It took a few listens to really grow on me but now I can't get enough of it. The music is fantastic and I really like FOABP's theme, it carries a real meaning and even though it's lyrically more straightforward and down-to-earth than your previous albums, there's so much to pick up. I'm really happy how fresh it sounds as well. It's truly something to be proud of!

Thank you again Steve and rest of Porcupine Tree, your music really means a lot to me and I'm really glad you guys have been around all these years, always innovating and impressing with your wonderful music.

On a random note, I hope the next Porcupine Tree album will incorporate more post-rock/ambient/electronica elements. And even more new instruments. Silly comments aside, I'll be eager to see where you take your music next.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 27 2007 at 08:08

Mr.Wilson, I've been thinking for a while, why don't you write your philosophy down in an essay? I'm sure lots of people identify with your thoughts about music. Would be great for exposure too, I think. Just like painters, writers and other artists wrote manifestos in the 2Oth century about their conception of art, I think it's maybe your turn to pick that tradition up. Besides, it would match the new release perfectly as I feel that some of your thoughts on music are incorporated in FoaBP too (especially the pearl jam verse in the title-song).

anyway, good luck with everything you do! see you in antwerp!
 
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