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  1. Bumping an old thread is right! it even has Shawn (wonder what happened to him and if he's still in LA) and AfricaBrass in it. Haven't thought about PT in ages, though one of the best rock shows I ever went to was PT in Seattle, it was great. I'll have to take a listen to the new one to see what it's like. Still maintain that Signify is their best album, but maybe I'll revisit some and see what I think of them now. Erik, you were the first to talk about them here, it all seems ages ago.

    7 hours ago, Aggie87 said:

    Bumping this old thread...

    Porcupine Tree reunited this year, and put out a new album, "Closure/Continuation".  It doesn't appear to have really been a conscious decision to reunite, just a sharing of musical ideas mainly between Steven Wilson and Gavin Harrison over the past decade, which then turned into Richard Barbieri also interacting with the other two guys.  SW played a lot of the bass on these jams, so apparently they didn't get to the point of asking original bassist Colin Edwin to participate.  Anyway, I really enjoy the album, it took a little while to hit me right off, but it's a grower, I think.

    They also have a world tour going on, that started on Saturday night in Toronto.  Montreal is tonight, with a number of dates in the U.S. to follow, and then Mexico City, a date in Chile, and then Europe.  I was able to make it to the Toronto show, and it was a fantastic experience.  A lot of joy in the sold out audience, just to see the band back together, after a decade of being defunct and no prospects for a reunion.  Randy McStine augments the band on guitar and vocals, and the bass duties are being handled by Nate Navarro.  Both did well in their roles, and the core band sounded amazing.  The light show and videos are also well done, and fit the music very well.

    If anyone is thinking about seeing them, I whole-heartedly recommend you go!

    09/10 – Toronto, ON @ Meridian Hall
    09/12 – Laval, QC @ Place Bell
    09/14 – Boston, MA @ MGM Music Hall at Fenway
    09/16 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
    09/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Met
    09/18 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem
    09/20 – Chicago, IL @ Auditorium Theatre
    09/21 - Milwaukee, WI @ Uihlein Hall Marcus Center
    09/23 – Irving, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
    09/25 – Denver, CO @ Bellco Theatre
    09/28 – San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic
    09/30 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
    10/04 – Mexico City, MX @ Pepsi Center
    10/07 – Santiago, CL @ Movistar Arena
    10/21 – Berlin, DE @ Max Schmelinghalle
    10/23 – Vienna, AT @ Gasometer
    10/24 – Milan, IT @ Forum
    10/27 – Stockholm, SE @ Globe
    10/28 – Copenhagen, DK @ Falkoner Theatre
    10/30 – Katowice, PL @ Spodek Hall
    11/02 – Paris, FR @ Le Zenith
    11/04 – Stuttgart, DE @ Porsche Arena
    11/06 – Oberhausen, DE @ KP Arena
    11/07 – Amsterdam, NL @ Ziggodome
    11/09 – Zurich, CH @ Halle 662
    11/11 – London, UK @ SSE Arena

     

     

  2. 16 hours ago, Bill Nelson said:

    Berklee arranging grad Albhy Galuten made up the groove for three (above) Bee Gees tracks.  "In 1977, RSO needed four Bee Gees songs for the 'Saturday Night Fever' soundtrack, so I took a drum loop from 'Night Fever' (a single bar that felt really good) and ended up using it on 'Staying Alive' and 'More Than a Woman'." from http://www.berklee.edu/bt/141/coverstory.htm/

     

    "More Than A Women" has such a great feel to it, he did a great job.

  3. 23 minutes ago, medjuck said:

    Where are you!

    In one of those small towns just north of Napa. If you're into wine, it's wine heaven; where I live, we're surrounded by vineyards of Far Neinte, Mondavi and Opus One. Supposedly, the land is part of the best place in the world for Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.

  4. 1 hour ago, BillF said:

    Such a good one!

    The Long Goodbye: Chandler, Raymond: 9780394757681: Amazon.com: Books

    I agree! It's become my favorite Chandler novel, it has so many layers of emotion to it, that with each read, I discover different things. Though, I can't seem to get the image of Jim Bouton as Terry Lennox out of my mind, Darn you Altman! (and I have an intense dislike of the movie).

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