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Re: Devin Townsend v. Offer Your Posts
« Reply #1610 on: July 15, 2017, 05:11:48 AM »
Dude is cutting it close. When does the voting end?

I feel like it takes some real time to not only get the orchestra to practice, but also...you know....write the orchestra parts. That, I feel, takes a while.


If he asked me, I would do it. I AM a classical composer after all, I know how to orchestrate a fucking four voiced work into a 12 even 20 staved large orchestra, piece of cake  :'(
"The thing that kills me is all these bands that use huge words in their lyrics, 'I'm swimming in a vortex of apathy.' I'm like, 'What?' I don't walk up to a friend and go 'That's a stylin' looking vortex of apathy you've got there pal. I was swimming up a river of deceit myself."
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Re: Devin Townsend v. Offer Your Posts
« Reply #1611 on: July 15, 2017, 05:12:15 AM »
Still, What the hell Dev?????
"The thing that kills me is all these bands that use huge words in their lyrics, 'I'm swimming in a vortex of apathy.' I'm like, 'What?' I don't walk up to a friend and go 'That's a stylin' looking vortex of apathy you've got there pal. I was swimming up a river of deceit myself."
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Re: Devin Townsend v. Offer Your Posts
« Reply #1612 on: July 15, 2017, 06:57:48 AM »
Interesting choice of songs he gave us.  Great to see Stagnant in there; I hope that one makes it!


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Re: Devin Townsend v. Offer Your Posts
« Reply #1613 on: July 15, 2017, 08:46:12 AM »
NOT MIGHTY MASTURBATOR?? I REPEAT NO MIGHTY MASTURBATOR??????????

What the hell Dev  :censored :censored :censored :censored :censored :censored :censored :censored :censored :censored




Let me get this straight, you're playing this show with an ORCHESTRA and you don't do The Mighty Masturbator or even Deconstruction???????? and that one even has deliberate Stravinsky-esque moments in it   :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm:




I love you Dev, but:  :tdwn :tdwn :tdwn :tdwn

TMM is too hard and too long and we have a decent live version of it already. Let's hear something new.
Deconstruction is just too hard, not only for Dev but for Ryan as well.
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« Reply #1614 on: July 15, 2017, 11:42:16 AM »
I forgot what else I voted for. But Numbered better be on that setlist. It'll be so epic with the orchestra.
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« Reply #1615 on: July 15, 2017, 01:52:31 PM »
Numbered would be awesome but hopefully with Anneke Joining him to perform it

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Re: Devin Townsend v. Offer Your Posts
« Reply #1616 on: July 16, 2017, 03:37:12 AM »
NOT MIGHTY MASTURBATOR?? I REPEAT NO MIGHTY MASTURBATOR??????????

What the hell Dev  :censored :censored :censored :censored :censored :censored :censored :censored :censored :censored




Let me get this straight, you're playing this show with an ORCHESTRA and you don't do The Mighty Masturbator or even Deconstruction???????? and that one even has deliberate Stravinsky-esque moments in it   :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm:




I love you Dev, but:  :tdwn :tdwn :tdwn :tdwn

TMM is too hard and too long and we have a decent live version of it already. Let's hear something new.
Deconstruction is just too hard, not only for Dev but for Ryan as well.


But this is a special show with an orchestra, it doesn't come by often.......

besides Masturbator and Deconstruction won't be as much of a challenge on the  actual orchestra as you may think. Combined it's only 25 minutes of music for the orchestra will play?
"The thing that kills me is all these bands that use huge words in their lyrics, 'I'm swimming in a vortex of apathy.' I'm like, 'What?' I don't walk up to a friend and go 'That's a stylin' looking vortex of apathy you've got there pal. I was swimming up a river of deceit myself."
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Re: Devin Townsend v. Offer Your Posts
« Reply #1617 on: July 16, 2017, 07:06:21 AM »
Eh, I used to like Deconstruction a ton, but not as much anymore.  I'd hate to see him waste 10 minutes of the set on that.

The Mighty Masturbator is awesome, but like Metropolaris said, it'd be a nightmare for the band to get it right on their own, much less having an orchestra synch up to it.  Too much potential for a trainwreck.

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« Reply #1618 on: July 16, 2017, 08:35:12 AM »
I was figuring that the Ocean Machine part was with Orchestra and the By Request was band only.

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« Reply #1619 on: July 16, 2017, 08:47:30 AM »
I wish there was a chance to hear Bones from Casualties at that show.

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« Reply #1620 on: July 16, 2017, 03:07:13 PM »
I was figuring that the Ocean Machine part was with Orchestra and the By Request was band only.

I think from reading Dev's post the whole thing is with an orchestra as mentions only a select few songs to choose from so the orchestra has time to learn them.

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Re: Devin Townsend v. Offer Your Posts
« Reply #1621 on: September 12, 2017, 08:12:30 AM »
Looks like Devy is updating his facebook with new shows, seems a small tour of the US with Clutch.

I see December 28th in NJ.  I will try to make that show since I was too sick to attend his last NJ show earlier this year.

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Re: Devin Townsend v. Offer Your Posts
« Reply #1622 on: September 12, 2017, 08:35:13 AM »
Looks like Devy is updating his facebook with new shows, seems a small tour of the US with Clutch.

I see December 28th in NJ.  I will try to make that show since I was too sick to attend his last NJ show earlier this year.

I wouldn't have put those two together on a lineup, they are pretty different. I love both bands though so I'd definitely go if I had the chance, I'd want to see Devin headlining though.

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« Reply #1623 on: September 12, 2017, 08:39:43 AM »
My first exposure to Devin Townsend was with Vai, and it was not positive in any sense.  I have stuck the toe in the water on a couple occasions, and it burned.  :)   Having said that, I like the guy.  I like reading the background on the various albums, and his honesty and (musical) integrity is pretty evident.  I want, so badly, to like the music, but...

Having said that, I listened to the snippets on his website of three songs from Transcendence (Failure, Secret Sciences, Stormbending) and was pretty impressed.  Are they indicative of the rest of the album?   

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Re: Devin Townsend v. Offer Your Posts
« Reply #1624 on: September 12, 2017, 08:45:39 AM »
Nov. 29 Cone Denim Entertainment Center Greensboro, NC
Dec 1 House Of Blues Myrtle Beach, SC
Dec 2 Jannus Live St Petersburg, FL
Dec 3 Revolution Fort Lauderdale, FL
Dec 5 Backyard Stage @ St Augustine Ampthr St.Augustine, FL
Dec 6 Vinyl Music Hall Pensacola, FL
Dec 8 Varsity Theatre Baton Rouge, LA
Dec 9 The Aztec Theatre San Antonio, TX
Dec 10 House Of Blues Houston, TX
Dec 11 Gillioz Theatre Springfield, MO
Dec 13 Bourbon Theatre Lincoln, NE
Dec 15 Limelight Eventplex Peoria, IL
Dec 16 Marathon Music Works Nashville, TN
Dec 27 Upstate Concert Hall Clifton Park, NY
Dec 28 Starland Ballroom Sayreville, NJ
Dec 29 The National Richmond, VA
Dec 30 The International Knoxville, TN
Dec 31 Express Live Columbus, OH

For those who can't find it/don't have FB.

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« Reply #1625 on: September 12, 2017, 08:52:54 AM »
Having said that, I listened to the snippets on his website of three songs from Transcendence (Failure, Secret Sciences, Stormbending) and was pretty impressed.  Are they indicative of the rest of the album?

There's the occasional grunt and extreme metal section in Higher but other than that, yes :)
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Re: Devin Townsend v. Offer Your Posts
« Reply #1626 on: September 12, 2017, 09:37:20 AM »
Having said that, I listened to the snippets on his website of three songs from Transcendence (Failure, Secret Sciences, Stormbending) and was pretty impressed.  Are they indicative of the rest of the album?

There's the occasional grunt and extreme metal section in Higher but other than that, yes :)

Yea, that album is pretty stellar and consistent in terms of musical direction.  I totally understand how someone could listen to some Devin clips and be turned off though.

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« Reply #1627 on: September 12, 2017, 09:39:06 AM »
Failure might be one of the best songs he's ever written. The drums are so damn tasty in that one.

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« Reply #1628 on: September 12, 2017, 10:21:26 AM »
Failure might be one of the best songs he's ever written. The drums are so damn tasty in that one.

My favourite off the album as well, and it was mainly written by the other guys - not Devin.

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Re: Devin Townsend v. Offer Your Posts
« Reply #1629 on: September 12, 2017, 10:32:13 AM »
Failure might be one of the best songs he's ever written. The drums are so damn tasty in that one.

I don't know, I like Transcendence a lot but I don't particularly think Failure stands out anymore than anything else. Stormbending is my favourite track and everything else is pretty much at the same level, just below Stormbending. Such a great album.

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Re: Devin Townsend v. Offer Your Posts
« Reply #1630 on: September 12, 2017, 10:37:42 AM »
Failure might be one of the best songs he's ever written. The drums are so damn tasty in that one.

I don't know, I like Transcendence a lot but I don't particularly think Failure stands out anymore than anything else. Stormbending is my favourite track and everything else is pretty much at the same level, just below Stormbending. Such a great album.

Failure isn't my favorite either, I think Secret Sciences may be or Offer Your Light.  The album is strong overall though, not a bad track.

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« Reply #1631 on: September 12, 2017, 10:44:43 AM »
Failure might be one of the best songs he's ever written. The drums are so damn tasty in that one.

My favourite off the album as well, and it was mainly written by the other guys - not Devin.

I didn't know that. That's a mighty feat to pull off! Hats off to them. I love that song because it sounds HUGE. The chorus, man. Feels like Devy should be commanding the clouds to move around him atop a mountain. Epic. As. Hell.

I do *love* Offer Your Light though... Man, I just might have to play this record tonight at the gym. Good stuff!!

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Re: Devin Townsend v. Offer Your Posts
« Reply #1632 on: September 22, 2017, 01:03:37 PM »
So atm Devin and company are rattling the earth in Plovdiv..... :metal :hefdaddy




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Re: Devin Townsend v. Offer Your Posts
« Reply #1633 on: September 22, 2017, 01:04:53 PM »
 :metal curious what the final set list ends up being

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« Reply #1634 on: September 22, 2017, 01:17:10 PM »
I can't wait for this blu ray to be released. Ocean Machine is amazing (A desert island disc for me) and it's the album that got me into this Devin crazyness.
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« Reply #1635 on: September 22, 2017, 01:35:03 PM »
I wish I could've been there :(

The setlist was amazing! Gaia, Om, Canada, A Simple Lullaby, Deep Peace, Stormbending... Can't wait for this blu-ray!

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Re: Devin Townsend v. Offer Your Posts
« Reply #1636 on: September 22, 2017, 01:36:20 PM »
:metal curious what the final set list ends up being

Here's what Setlist.fm says.
https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/devin-townsend-project/2017/roman-amphitheatre-plovdiv-bulgaria-3be27460.html

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Set 1 (By Request):
Truth
Stormbending
OM
Failure
By Your Command
Gaia
Deadhead
Canada
Bad Devil
Higher
A Simple Lullaby
Deep Peace

Set 2: Ocean Machine

Killer set  :metal
Surprised he left out Kingdom. It's been on every other live album/DVD and he plays it at every show, but I would have loved to hear it with the Orchestra.
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« Reply #1637 on: September 22, 2017, 01:39:51 PM »
Gaia and A Simple Lullabye. Fuck yes.
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« Reply #1638 on: September 22, 2017, 01:43:10 PM »
Gaia?! fuck yea!  :metal

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« Reply #1639 on: September 22, 2017, 01:55:35 PM »
Killer set.  :metal

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« Reply #1640 on: September 22, 2017, 02:08:50 PM »
FYI, the show's still going on. Someone on the Devin FB group is livestreaming it. They're in the middle of Bastard right now. So maybe there will be a surprise encore.

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« Reply #1641 on: September 22, 2017, 02:24:31 PM »
watching now...awesome
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Re: Devin Townsend v. Offer Your Posts
« Reply #1642 on: September 22, 2017, 04:17:55 PM »
Where's the orchestra?

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« Reply #1643 on: September 22, 2017, 04:19:47 PM »
Where's the orchestra?

The orchestra only played during the By Request set
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Re: Devin Townsend v. Offer Your Posts
« Reply #1644 on: September 22, 2017, 04:22:21 PM »
Where's the orchestra?

The orchestra only played during the By Request set

lol why?  Weren't we all speculating all along they were playing along with OM and not sure if it would include the By Request?  Seems odd