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Relayer
(Gainesville, FL)
Posted: Mar 23, 2018 6:47
 

 chinaski wrote:
he mentioned that PT had run it's course, served it's purpose and that he and his colleagues are now on to other artistic endeavors.
 
I have heard the same from SW, and it always disappoints me.  His solo work is amazing, but I love the stronger prog direction that he took with PT.  With the last album, he is further distancing himself from Prog, but still doing an exceptional job of writing. 
Relayer
(Gainesville, FL)
Posted: Mar 23, 2018 6:45
 

 westslope wrote:

In passing, is there anybody here that believes that Wilson could crank the work he does while stoned on weed, heavily drinking and experimenting with a bunch of other drugs?


While some have argued in the past that mind altering drugs can be creative, I think that SW may have experimented, and used that inspiration to write but music, but not that he experimented with drugs to create music.  I don't even know if what I said there makes sense.  :)
westslope
(BC sage brush steppe)
Posted: Jan 25, 2018 16:03
 

I tried the capsule and I tried the smoke
I tried to aid escape like normal folk
But I never seemed to get the joke
The lyrics are auto-biographical.  This one of many Steven Wilson anti-blotto statements if you pay attention carefully.  He devoted an entire album to that theme, two albums after this one.  

In passing, is there anybody here that believes that Wilson could crank the work he does while stoned on weed, heavily drinking and experimenting with a bunch of other drugs?

Rain keeps crawling down the glass
The good times never seem to last
Close your eyes and let the thought pass
(Close your eyes and let it pass)
These are my old clothes
This is a new low
This is my blood flow
This is my headstone

Any activity like performing, political activism or journalism in a war zone can generate super highs followed by super lows.  PTSD-like symptoms can be caused by good experiences, not just bad ones.  In my view, this is what Wilson is going on about. 


poetdancer
(Northern California)
Posted: Jan 25, 2018 15:58
 

Steven Wilson is on tour - he'll be at the Fillmore in San Francisco on May 11th. Should get an RP contingent together. {#Dancingbanana_2}{#Guitarist}
nagsheadlocal
(North Carolina, the new New Jersey)
Posted: Nov 28, 2017 13:14
 

I bought this CD several times over - I was always giving it to people I knew would like it. Instant hit - especially among my prog-loving friends from college days.
chinaski
(NJ > DC > VA > TX > VA)
Posted: May 29, 2017 10:10
 

Often posted here regarding PT is the question as to whether there will ever be another PT album or tour. I saw Steven Wilson's Hand Cannot Erase tour when it came to Dallas November of 2016 and in the course of audience dialogue between songs and sets he mentioned that PT had run it's course, served it's purpose and that he and his colleagues are now on to other artistic endeavors. That satisfied my own curiosity and considering his ongoing output and that of his associates I have no regret. I fondly recall my first exposure to PT years ago which was right here on RP when a track from Deadwing was playing and I was roped right in. Thank you Bill and RadioParadise for keeping PT in rotation. Some commenters remark that PT is overplayed on RP. Hm. Naaaaaah.
aspalathin
(Split, Croatia)
Posted: May 10, 2017 5:21
 

 westslope wrote:

I have no idea how you get that message out of this song.

It must be the me, myself and I mood that surrounds you in DC.   You know the:  "How many American lives can we afford to sacrifice for land and water in the Mid-East"  attitude.  

Remember:  Ask not what you can do for your country, but rather what your fellow Americans can sacrifice for narrow special-interest goals.  

 
Hm not sure if you understood what was meant to say?
sunflowerbee
(Hillsboro - somewhere in southern Ohio)
Posted: Feb 26, 2017 17:24
 

{#Bounce}{#Bounce}{#Bounce}{#Bounce}{#Bounce}
Deadwing
(Cincinnati OH)
Posted: Sep 25, 2016 11:00
 

{#Music}
westslope
(BC sage brush steppe)
Posted: May 09, 2015 10:58
 

 rdo wrote:
Anti social——-I like it!
 
I have no idea how you get that message out of this song.

It must be the me, myself and I mood that surrounds you in DC.   You know the:  "How many American lives can we afford to sacrifice for land and water in the Mid-East"  attitude.  

Remember:  Ask not what you can do for your country, but rather what your fellow Americans can sacrifice for narrow special-interest goals.  
westslope
(BC sage brush steppe)
Posted: May 09, 2015 10:54
 


I tried the capsule and I tried the smoke
I tried to aid escape like normal folk
But I never seemed to get the joke

Maybe this is is not an anti-drug message but rather an anti-blotto message. 


jslama
Posted: Jan 03, 2015 6:31
 

Everything Steven Wilson touches gets gold! This is magic{#Daisy}!!!!!!!!!
rdo
(DC)
Posted: Nov 01, 2014 19:06
 

On the one hand, I love the anti-social elements of their music...on the other hand, they seem like pretentious whiners...either way, it is solid music and this is my favorite song by them...
westslope
(BC sage brush steppe)
Posted: Nov 01, 2014 19:06
 

Well put Relayer.

PT is better than Pink Floyd.

Note the anti-drug sentiment.   
Relayer
(Gainesville, FL)
Posted: Oct 01, 2014 13:01
 

I've said it many times before; Porcupine Tree is the only band I see fit to inherit the Pink Floyd title of prog rock gods.  Concept albums, music experimentation, rejection of pop culture music, refusal to sell out, complex song writing, and stellar production.


xnavy
(Long Island New York)
Posted: May 29, 2014 10:24
 

If you ever saw PT or Steve Wilson's new band you will hear greatness.
rdo
(DC)
Posted: Mar 27, 2014 14:17
 

Anti social-----I like it!
nek
Posted: Feb 23, 2014 21:30
 

Good music is good music. And if it reminds of another, well, what has that other band done lately?
The_Walrus
(England)
Posted: Jan 23, 2014 1:09
 

Sorry PT fans but I've got to agree with several of the other detractors - based on this track they just sound like a Floyd tribute act to me (although I haven't heard much of their other stuff)
melsmith60
Posted: Nov 20, 2013 15:37
 

This is a great song. 80's, 40's, 50's... who cares what era. Good is good.