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    Posted: September 23 2012 at 02:02
does a pizza chef eat pizza all the time?  yeah hahaha
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I'm the same way.

My own music is prog/metal/experimental - and most of my daily listening is punk and indie!

Its weird - sometimes a composer doesn't produce the kind of music he listens to. Its a weird phenomenon, but its the way I've been since I got out of grad school.
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I am surprised that Devin Townsend doesn't listen to metal!
This is like telling Mike Portnoy doesnt listen to progressive rock!
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Haha, reminds me very much of an interview with Ron Jarzombek around 1990 where he said that he doesn't listen to Metal at all but to music like Janet Jackson, only because of the mix and production and Allan Holdsworth of course...

Devin's music is great, the only issue I have sometimes is the similarity of the sounds and synths.
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I'm new to Devin Townsend's music, and from what I've heard from Addicted and Deconstuction I would have thought that metal was HIS music. I think that there's a lot of softer-edged metal bands that Devin doesn't know about (Porcupine Tree, Fates Warning, Pain of Salvation, Threshold), bands that might be more suited to him. Devin seems like a genius though, so I won't tell him what to listen to Smile
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I miss the skullet. I'm so shallow.
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Originally posted by Failcore

Originally posted by gazagod

DT knows exactly what he's doing... he's been using protools for what, 15 years?  the thing that always amazes me about his records is the production... it's tight without seeming overcompressed.. in a different world he would be bob F****** rock...in the sense that he would be a 'sought after producer' of metal & mainstream rock albums.. but i think he has found a better way to make a 'living' for himself and his family... he's not greedy/desperate and it shows... i think he's accepted his life without becoming desperate... hopefully, he'll avoid mid-life crisis.. but it's unpredictable and could be very 'entertaining' ... ;P 
OMG another Voivod fan. Now I know there's at least two in the world.
Count me among Voivod fans, all eras melted. Rooaaarrr (sorry, don't remember the number of o, a and r) was one of the first thrash metal CDs I bought.
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Originally posted by gazagod

DT knows exactly what he's doing... he's been using protools for what, 15 years?  the thing that always amazes me about his records is the production... it's tight without seeming overcompressed.. in a different world he would be bob F****** rock...in the sense that he would be a 'sought after producer' of metal & mainstream rock albums.. but i think he has found a better way to make a 'living' for himself and his family... he's not greedy/desperate and it shows... i think he's accepted his life without becoming desperate... hopefully, he'll avoid mid-life crisis.. but it's unpredictable and could be very 'entertaining' ... ;P 
OMG another Voivod fan. Now I know there's at least two in the world.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Failcore Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 05 2012 at 14:29
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Is quoting a video over and over bad for PA server space?

He listens to Nickelback? Not for the music but for the production? weird.

I'm not a big fan of his Devins music at all really, I can see now where our tastes differ
It's hosted on youtoube, so no, It's just an embedded applet, streaming the data from it's source servers at youtube.com
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DT knows exactly what he's doing... he's been using protools for what, 15 years?  the thing that always amazes me about his records is the production... it's tight without seeming overcompressed.. in a different world he would be bob F****** rock...in the sense that he would be a 'sought after producer' of metal & mainstream rock albums.. but i think he has found a better way to make a 'living' for himself and his family... he's not greedy/desperate and it shows... i think he's accepted his life without becoming desperate... hopefully, he'll avoid mid-life crisis.. but it's unpredictable and could be very 'entertaining' ... ;P 
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Is quoting a video over and over bad for PA server space?

He listens to Nickelback? Not for the music but for the production? weird.

I'm not a big fan of his Devins music at all really, I can see now where our tastes differ
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Post Options Post Options   Quote TheGazzardian Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 03 2012 at 15:37
Originally posted by rdtprog

Originally posted by Fox On The Rocks

Originally posted by martinprog77



Clap Seems like a really great guy.


He is! Can't wait for the box-set in a couple of weeks!

I know, I am soooooo excited!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote rdtprog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 03 2012 at 15:12
Originally posted by Fox On The Rocks

Originally posted by martinprog77



Clap Seems like a really great guy.


He is! Can't wait for the box-set in a couple of weeks!
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Originally posted by martinprog77



Clap Seems like a really great guy.
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Originally posted by sagichim

That's pretty cool. But i'll be shocked if i find out that Ozzy is litening to French chansons!
 
Iggy did it recently !
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Clearly, he has to at least check out the music to know anything about it, but just as clearly he does not listen to it for his own enjoyment.  He can listen to whatever he wants, but as a man in the biz he has to know what is going on.  This is not much different from Barry Manilow saying he was a huge Deep Purple fan.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote rdtprog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 03 2012 at 08:39
He has to take a break after listening and playing to his own music. It's understandable.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote CPicard Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 03 2012 at 06:59
April 2009? Not exactly "news".
I also remember an interview for the French magazine Hard-Rock Magazine in 1998 or 1999, in which he explained he was rather entertained by the ridiculous aspects of metal music.
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Edited by martinprog77 - June 03 2012 at 05:36
Nothing can last
there are no second chances.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote UMUR Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 03 2012 at 04:05
He used to be a big Fear Factory fan. I remember him saying that in an interview back in the day. I think itīs pretty obvious when you listen to the early SYL albums.
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