Dream Theater Questionnaire:
Q1. Which of the following do you believe best describes your Dream Theater fanship (Please pick one)?
A) Longtime Fan
B) Recent Fan
C) Hardcore Fan
D) Casual Fan
E) Not yet a Fan/Just giving Dream Theater a chance
F) Not a fan, but like other Prog Rock
G) Not a fan, and don’t like Prog Rock
Answer: A and C?
Q2. When did you first hear the studio album ‘Falling Into Infinity’? Even if you can only remember which year it was.
Q3. When did you first hear the studio album ‘Metropolis Pt.2: Scenes From a Memory’? Even if you can only remember which year it was.
Q4. How many Dream Theater studio albums have you listened to? How many can you name (without checking through your music collection or the internet)?
Answer: All of them, and I can name them all w/out checking
Q5. Where would you rank ‘Falling Into Infinity’ (in best-to-worst order) in your knowing list of Dream Theater studio albums?
Answer: It constantly changes. Maybe today at #9
Q6. Where would you rank ‘…Scenes from a Memory’ (in best-to-worst order) in your knowing list of Dream Theater studio albums?
Answer: It also changes between 1-3; today it's at 1
Q7. Which forum have you used to find and answer this questionnaire?
Q7. How long have you been a member of this forum?
Answer: Only about a month
Q8. How and When did you discover Dream Theater’s music? (i.e. In which year did you first hear their music, and which song/album was it?)
Answer: 2002; had heard of them for a long time and finally decided to check them out
Q9. In no more than 50 words, what do you think it takes for a musician or band to practice good Songwriting?
Answer: I'm not a musician, but I would say they should play and lot and learn a lot - have a lot of tools in their kit, and then write what moves them
Q10a. Do you think that a musician or band working with external songwriters and producers is a bad thing?
Answer: No - with the caveat that it shouldn't be forced on the band - it should be their choice.
Q10b. Why? (No more than 50 words)
Answer: I think it's bad in the case of FII (even though I like the album) where the band is forced into it; however, if wants an external ear or even collaboration on writing from someone they respect, it's fine.
Q11a. Were you aware that Dream Theater are a band that have worked with songwriters and producers in the past?
Answer: A - yes
Q12. Can you give an example of a ‘bad’ Dream Theater song?
Q12b. In no more than 50 words, which song was it, and why did you choose it? Or, conversely, in no more than 50 words, why do you think you’ve not heard a ‘bad’ song from Dream Theater yet/what is it about their repertoire that you consistently enjoy?
Answer: There are songs I don't completely like or may not always be in the mood for, but wouldn't go so far as to call them "bad." When listening to a full album, I almost never skip a DT track. What I like about them - melodies, playing, vocals, usually lyrics.
Q13a. Do you have an affinity for a particular other Progressive Rock or Progressive Metal act that released material in the 1990’s?
Answer: Yes, plenty. Rush, Arcturus, Fates Warning, Vanden Plas, Symphony X, Threshold, Fates Warning, and probably others
Q13b. If so, in no more than 50 words, describe what it is that you like about this Prog act (if not, leave blank).
Answer: if you want me to pick one - Rush. I like the same things about them as I like about DT - great song-writing, great musicianship, spirit of experimentation with their music, great lyrics
Q14a. Is there a particular other Progressive Rock or Progressive Metal act that you dislike?
Answer: Yes, Pain of Salvation
Q14b. If so, in no more than 50 words, describe what it is that you dislike about this Prog act (if not, leave blank).
Answer: I don't like the vocals or most of the songs
Q15. Which genres of music would you say you find yourself listening to most of the time (please give two)?
Answer: progressive metal, progressive rock, classical, hard rock