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Re: 137
« Reply #70 on: November 13, 2018, 04:31:46 PM »
I'm saying I know exactly what "137" refers to, and it isn't the number of songs in DT's catalog.  At least, it isn't intended to refer to that.

Itís one hell of a weird coincidence then although I suppose you do have to kind of force SDOIT and ITPOE into single songs to get it to add to 137 but leave A Mind Beside Itself as individual songs so maybe not that much of a coincidence.

It is a neat coincidence.  But there is nothing weird about counting SDOIT and ITPOE as single songs because that is exactly what the band has said they are since day 1.  And AMBI has never been a song.  It has been a suite of 3 songs since day 1.  So I'm not sure where the confusion arises on those (well, I can kind of see ITPOE because of the way DT split it, so those who do not know might think it is two songs).
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Re: 137
« Reply #71 on: November 13, 2018, 05:33:34 PM »
I do know very well what MP intended to do with ITPoE.. But I also do know very well that the same band have made some mistakes (or contradictions) regarding semantic issues about their songs, so I guess all of these cases are very open to discussion and different interpretations.. After all, that's kind of the point..

But ok, "137" has nothing to do with any of this.. Never mind..
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Re: 137
« Reply #72 on: November 13, 2018, 05:50:24 PM »
I'm saying I know exactly what "137" refers to, and it isn't the number of songs in DT's catalog.  At least, it isn't intended to refer to that.

Itís one hell of a weird coincidence then although I suppose you do have to kind of force SDOIT and ITPOE into single songs to get it to add to 137 but leave A Mind Beside Itself as individual songs so maybe not that much of a coincidence.

A coincidence indeed, but it's not forcing anything.  ITPOE was unquestionably written as a single song that was split into parts (as opposed to the two parts being written separately and then smushed together).  By contrast, AMBI was always a suite of individual songs without any intent or pretense that they were a single song.  Whether SDOIT is a single song or a collection of eight songs is a debate that will never be settled, but it always was the band's intent that it be regarded as a single song.

Bosk, I assume the significance of the "137" will be made known once the album is released.  Oui?
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« Reply #73 on: November 13, 2018, 06:14:30 PM »
I'm saying I know exactly what "137" refers to, and it isn't the number of songs in DT's catalog.  At least, it isn't intended to refer to that.

Itís one hell of a weird coincidence then although I suppose you do have to kind of force SDOIT and ITPOE into single songs to get it to add to 137 but leave A Mind Beside Itself as individual songs so maybe not that much of a coincidence.

It is a neat coincidence.  But there is nothing weird about counting SDOIT and ITPOE as single songs because that is exactly what the band has said they are since day 1.  And AMBI has never been a song.  It has been a suite of 3 songs since day 1.  So I'm not sure where the confusion arises on those (well, I can kind of see ITPOE because of the way DT split it, so those who do not know might think it is two songs).

Not saying it is weird, I consider both to be single songs and was totally convinced that this was the meaning behind 137. Just when you said it wasnít the case, I thought it was a bit of a freaky coincidence and then thought that weíd maybe cheated a little to get to that number. Like you say though, itís not really a cheat at all and Iím back to it being one of those strange coincidences.

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Re: 137
« Reply #74 on: November 13, 2018, 08:33:09 PM »
Bosk, I assume the significance of the "137" will be made known once the album is released.  Oui?
I suspect people will have more than they need to figure it out before the album is out.
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« Reply #75 on: November 14, 2018, 04:04:42 AM »
I suspect people will have more than they need to figure it out before the album is out.
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Re: 137
« Reply #76 on: November 14, 2018, 06:09:38 AM »
Bosk, I assume the significance of the "137" will be made known once the album is released.  Oui?
I suspect people will have more than they need to figure it out before the album is out.

I think 137 is pretty obviously the release date for the album. January 37th.
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« Reply #77 on: November 14, 2018, 07:27:02 AM »
137 is the 33rd prime number, as of this year the band is 33 years old...

Even though we know 137 doesn't represent their songs I thought it was interesting that you could use the distance over time formula where 137 is distance (or number of songs) and time is 33 (how long they've been making said songs). 137/33 equals 4.15152 which by my estimation is pure gobbledygook. 

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« Reply #78 on: November 14, 2018, 07:56:11 AM »
137/33 equals 4.15152 which by my estimation is pure gobbledygook.

...or is it?  :corn
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Re: 137
« Reply #79 on: November 14, 2018, 11:28:05 AM »
137 is the number of bans we mods will have to hand out in the weeks leading up to the release of the album.
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Re: 137
« Reply #80 on: November 14, 2018, 12:58:08 PM »
137 is the number of bans we mods will have to hand out in the weeks leading up to the release of the album.

Or the number of people that will be conviced that the 20 seconds snippet posted on RandomUser5894743894437's account on YouTube is a legitimate leak off the new record.
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« Reply #81 on: November 14, 2018, 02:21:45 PM »
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Re: 137
« Reply #82 on: November 14, 2018, 02:26:34 PM »
Wasn't a half assed but legitimate contest that had to give an actual prize? your name to a tree or stuff like that, something that people in the label came up with
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