Jump to content


Please note: You can easily log in to MPN using your Facebook account!

Dream Theater


Cygnus64

Recommended Posts



  • Replies 153
  • Created
  • Last Reply
I heard Porntoy is going to release an album with his favourite Dixieland tunes... it's called "Going Back" or something

 

That's crazy because I heard he was going to release something that actually had a groove and decent FEEL to it...it's called "Going Black".

Kawai C-60 Grand Piano : Hammond A-100 : Hammond SK2 : Yamaha CP4 : Yamaha Montage 7 : Moog Sub 37

 

My latest album: Funky organ, huge horn section

https://bobbycressey.bandcamp.com/album/cali-native

Link to comment
Share on other sites

http://www.macosxaudio.com/forums/download/file.php?avatar=4674_1263587685.gif

And see, that's the thing - I'm all about some masturbation. I just can't understand their particular brand of it... :idk

 

Maybe this will help: bukkake.

Hitting "Play" does NOT constitute live performance. -Me.
Link to comment
Share on other sites

.

 

That's pretty harsh, dude. I think it was a beautiful piece of music, and a pretty cool way to speak his mind about the whole situation.

 

PS: Threads like this are why I'm not surprised JR doesn't come around here much anymore.

 

Griff,

 

After my initial reaction and post, I thought about it a little more, and actually agree with you to some extent.

 

JR is pouring himself out in sincere and cool way, and I think it was a cool way for him to react. It's pretty raw and he even starts singing which I think is just pure emotion letting rip.

 

But implicit in everything that JR does is this, 'I am le BAD ASS' vibe. Even in this. If he didn't think he was 'le badass' he wouldn't have posted that. Maybe not, who I am to speak for him.

 

But the piece isn't 'le badass', it's chopsy free form new age. I'm not mad at it if that's what was really on his mind and this is his off the cuff improv.

 

Yet I feel pretty sorry for the fans that shed their first tear of the year when hearing this. There's just so much more raw, bonafide emotionally charged music out there by people in far greater depths of emotional despair than this.

 

But ultimately who gives a shit, and if he was being real and raw, then I respect it. But real and raw in a 'look at me' kind of way undermines the whole thing.

Kawai C-60 Grand Piano : Hammond A-100 : Hammond SK2 : Yamaha CP4 : Yamaha Montage 7 : Moog Sub 37

 

My latest album: Funky organ, huge horn section

https://bobbycressey.bandcamp.com/album/cali-native

Link to comment
Share on other sites

But ultimately who gives a shit, and if he was being real and raw, then I respect it. But real and raw in a 'look at me' kind of way undermines the whole thing.

 

I can see where you may get that. I'd like to give the guy the benefit of the doubt - he did this instead of giving the expected interview full of trite "we're really sorry that he has decided to blah blah and we hope someday blah blah and he'll always be our bestest blah blah blah" - I'd rather listen to the music than to that kind of nonsense. ;)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'm all for keyboard-driven self-congratulatory music (hence my handle here)...but I don't "get" Dream Theatre.

 

Maybe because they've been (for the last 8 years or so) primarily guitar and drum-driven self-congratulatory music? ;)

 

Who knows? Maybe with Portnoy off doing something different, the band mind just head back towards the really great balanced stuff they were doing in the late 80's and early 90's...

 

Of course, that would require Rudess to reinvent himself into Kevin Moore, since it was Moore who wrote all those instant classics ("Pull Me Under", "Space-Dye Vest", "Under a Glass Moon", etc)....

Link to comment
Share on other sites

ELP = Emerson, Lake, & Portnoy

 

Sorry, I had to do it....

 

Blasphemer. You'll pay....oh yes, you'll pay.

Nah, Carl's my guy......

 

Count me in as quadruple "yep."

"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing."

- George Bernard Shaw

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

×
×
  • Create New...