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Re: Classical Composer Reacts to Various DT Songs
« Reply #245 on: August 17, 2022, 11:15:54 AM »
I'm glad he decided to do the final 2 songs together.

Really enjoyed those final two installments of the 12 SS.  :tup
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« Reply #246 on: September 17, 2022, 01:42:07 AM »
Youíve probably have seen it already, but the Doug reacted on Sacrified Sons, the Score-edition. I enjoyed his reaction much, Ďcause itís a really musical one.
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« Reply #247 on: September 21, 2022, 09:48:43 AM »
I liked how he had the piano out with him.

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Re: Classical Composer Reacts to Various DT Songs
« Reply #248 on: September 21, 2022, 11:38:35 AM »
Can I assume that most of it is him napping through Repentance?  Probably his first DT video that I won't watch.

Without spoiling too much, he absolutely loved it, and claims it's one of his favorite DT songs he's heard so far.

Definitely NOT the reaction I expected so it was exciting to see him be excited about the song!


I wasn't surprised by his reaction. look, it's one of my least favorite DT songs, but I think it's cool as hell, and I totally respect what they were going for. It's just not something I personally want to listen through if I don't have to.

That sums up my feelings toward that song perfectly.  But Doug's video was still enjoyable.
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Re: Classical Composer Reacts to Various DT Songs
« Reply #249 on: September 23, 2022, 02:43:40 PM »
Youíve probably have seen it already, but the Doug reacted on Sacrified Sons, the Score-edition. I enjoyed his reaction much, Ďcause itís a really musical one.

Yeah, this was another really good one.  Especially how he commemorated the 911 attacks.
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Re: Classical Composer Reacts to Various DT Songs
« Reply #250 on: April 02, 2023, 01:30:42 PM »
Bumping this thread because Doug will be doing the first half of Images and Words tomorrow on the channel. Should be a 4:30pm Eastern premiere.
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« Reply #251 on: April 02, 2023, 03:27:22 PM »
Bumping this thread because Doug will be doing the first half of Images and Words tomorrow on the channel. Should be a 4:30pm Eastern premiere.

I'll watch it (although not live), but he's like 85-90% talking about lyrics nowadays.  Almost no analysis of the music.
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« Reply #252 on: April 03, 2023, 04:40:04 PM »
Bumping this thread because Doug will be doing the first half of Images and Words tomorrow on the channel. Should be a 4:30pm Eastern premiere.

I'll watch it (although not live), but he's like 85-90% talking about lyrics nowadays.  Almost no analysis of the music.

Just listened.  It was pretty good.  I was about 20 minutes behind, but I jumped into the chat and suggested he take a look at some Fates Warning.  He responded and said they're looking at doing some FW.  Someone else mentioned that the subject had come up on his Patron thing.

Also, this reminded me how much I love the production on I&W.
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Re: Classical Composer Reacts to Various DT Songs
« Reply #253 on: April 04, 2023, 09:39:02 AM »
Haven't seen much of Doug lately but will have to check that out.
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« Reply #254 on: April 04, 2023, 12:56:34 PM »
Bumping this thread because Doug will be doing the first half of Images and Words tomorrow on the channel. Should be a 4:30pm Eastern premiere.

I'll watch it (although not live), but he's like 85-90% talking about lyrics nowadays.  Almost no analysis of the music.

He didn't talk about the lyrics any more than the music this time around, so if you're worried about that, I'd say he did a pretty good job of balancing what he was listening to/for.

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Re: Classical Composer Reacts to Various DT Songs
« Reply #255 on: April 04, 2023, 02:43:16 PM »
I think he tends to talk music more with the complicated arrangements.  You know, the kind of stuff that challenges him.  DT's stuff tends to do that.
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Re: Classical Composer Reacts to Various DT Songs
« Reply #256 on: April 05, 2023, 03:41:03 PM »
Bumping this thread because Doug will be doing the first half of Images and Words tomorrow on the channel. Should be a 4:30pm Eastern premiere.

I'll watch it (although not live), but he's like 85-90% talking about lyrics nowadays.  Almost no analysis of the music.

He didn't talk about the lyrics any more than the music this time around, so if you're worried about that, I'd say he did a pretty good job of balancing what he was listening to/for.

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Agreed.  I haven't followed a lot of his channel for awhile because the music analysis, which is what he is good at, had tailed off.  But I saw this and thought he did a pretty good job. 
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« Reply #257 on: April 06, 2023, 11:08:11 AM »
Surely gonna check this one out soon enough. The Doug more than often gave me so much to chew on with Dream Theater tracks. And although it's not always as the same quality as with the Octavarium reaction, it's always worth watching, for me. Some of them I've seen a couple of times already (Count, Illumination Theory, Glass Prison).
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Re: Classical Composer Reacts to Various DT Songs
« Reply #258 on: April 06, 2023, 12:21:54 PM »
Just finished watching this.  Very nice.
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« Reply #259 on: April 07, 2023, 09:45:08 AM »
I'll be checking that out with a well adjusted attitude later on tonight.  :biggrin: :hat:corn
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« Reply #260 on: April 10, 2023, 06:10:08 AM »
Was indeed a very nice reaction video. Makes me more aware of how complex Another Day really is. And of course, Surrouned stands out as one of their all times best ballads.
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Re: Classical Composer Reacts to Various DT Songs
« Reply #261 on: April 27, 2023, 06:31:53 AM »
He did Lines in the Sand:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acf8N_-5O-4

For some reason I thought he had done it before.

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« Reply #262 on: April 27, 2023, 08:07:22 AM »
Still waiting for him to do the 2nd half of Images, especially Learning to Live.

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« Reply #263 on: April 27, 2023, 09:23:37 AM »
He said in the chat when the first half of I&W was premiering that the second half would probably be sometime in May (and note that he's already done Met1).
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« Reply #264 on: April 27, 2023, 09:24:06 AM »
Still waiting for him to do the 2nd half of Images, especially Learning to Live.

That's coming in I think early to mid May. Maybe with the Score version of Metropolis since he already did the studio version alongside SFAM.
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Re: Classical Composer Reacts to Various DT Songs
« Reply #265 on: April 27, 2023, 10:09:08 AM »
He did Lines in the Sand:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acf8N_-5O-4

For some reason I thought he had done it before.

I like Doug. Seems like a cool dude and super smart, but I watched a good amount of this and got bored. He pointed out that part of it was in D, said the lyrics had Christian imagery, and pointed out how much he dug it. Not much there.
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« Reply #266 on: April 27, 2023, 01:14:42 PM »
He did Lines in the Sand:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acf8N_-5O-4

For some reason I thought he had done it before.

I like Doug. Seems like a cool dude and super smart, but I watched a good amount of this and got bored. He pointed out that part of it was in D, said the lyrics had Christian imagery, and pointed out how much he dug it. Not much there.

I agree.  He's deviated a great deal from musical analysis.  It wasn't really applicable with LITS, but with some of the more complex stuff, I think it would be beneficial for him to pause the recordings now and then.  He misses a lot because there are things you just can't pick up with an uninterrupted listen through.  He's done a few Genesis songs with an accompanying keyboard score, and those are fascinating.
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« Reply #267 on: April 27, 2023, 01:16:59 PM »
He did Lines in the Sand:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acf8N_-5O-4

For some reason I thought he had done it before.

I like Doug. Seems like a cool dude and super smart, but I watched a good amount of this and got bored. He pointed out that part of it was in D, said the lyrics had Christian imagery, and pointed out how much he dug it. Not much there.

I agree.  He's deviated a great deal from musical analysis.  It wasn't really applicable with LITS, but with some of the more complex stuff, I think it would be beneficial for him to pause the recordings now and then.  He misses a lot because there are things you just can't pick up with an uninterrupted listen through.  He's done a few Genesis songs with an accompanying keyboard score, and those are fascinating.

Yea, just not sure how pointing out the time signature or root note is analysis.

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Re: Classical Composer Reacts to Various DT Songs
« Reply #268 on: April 27, 2023, 01:17:55 PM »
The novelty has long worn off for me. Now he just mugs at the camera while the song is playing. It's really not all that entertaining.
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Re: Classical Composer Reacts to Various DT Songs
« Reply #269 on: April 27, 2023, 01:53:39 PM »
The first vid or two of his I watched I really enjoyed because he was talking about the music most of the time. I'm not a musician at all really, but I still found it entertaining and interesting, especially the way he approached it from a classical standpoint.

Just sitting there and reading off lyrics as the song plays does nothing for me.   

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« Reply #270 on: April 27, 2023, 11:07:14 PM »
I like Doug. Seems like a cool dude and super smart, but I watched a good amount of this and got bored. He pointed out that part of it was in D, said the lyrics had Christian imagery, and pointed out how much he dug it. Not much there.

Please tell me he will actually say he "dug" a tune.
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« Reply #271 on: April 28, 2023, 04:24:11 AM »
I like Doug. Seems like a cool dude and super smart, but I watched a good amount of this and got bored. He pointed out that part of it was in D, said the lyrics had Christian imagery, and pointed out how much he dug it. Not much there.

Please tell me he will actually say he "dug" a tune.

I feel like it's a missed opportunity if he doesn't.
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« Reply #272 on: April 28, 2023, 09:16:21 AM »
I like Doug. Seems like a cool dude and super smart, but I watched a good amount of this and got bored. He pointed out that part of it was in D, said the lyrics had Christian imagery, and pointed out how much he dug it. Not much there.

Please tell me he will actually say he "dug" a tune.

It might have been particularly appropriate with LITS.  However, his research done before listening apparently didn't include the horrid guest vocal because he didn't know who was doing it (he speculated it might have been DS).
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Re: Classical Composer Reacts to Various DT Songs
« Reply #273 on: April 29, 2023, 08:44:46 AM »
Thing is, after a certain point there isn't much to 'react' to in live time. If he wants to pick the song apart and explain to viewers what's happening harmonically that's a different type of content, but these reaction videos are just supposed to make us feel warm and fuzzy. Once in a while he'll point out the intervals that go by, but that's not why we watch.

Most of us cannot talk to wives or friends about DT because they'll roll their eyes or fall asleep. So here is a guy with some musical chops who is going to listen to it allegedly for the first time and have the reaction that we wish people in our inner circles would have. That's all these reaction videos are.

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« Reply #274 on: May 08, 2023, 12:45:07 PM »
Thing is, after a certain point there isn't much to 'react' to in live time. If he wants to pick the song apart and explain to viewers what's happening harmonically that's a different type of content, but these reaction videos are just supposed to make us feel warm and fuzzy. Once in a while he'll point out the intervals that go by, but that's not why we watch.

Most of us cannot talk to wives or friends about DT because they'll roll their eyes or fall asleep. So here is a guy with some musical chops who is going to listen to it allegedly for the first time and have the reaction that we wish people in our inner circles would have. That's all these reaction videos are.

Yeah, that is exactly what these videos are for. I might prefer to watch something with some in depth analysis, but Iíll admit it brought me some joy to see him apparently digging this magnificent song.

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« Reply #275 on: May 15, 2023, 11:29:45 AM »
Part 2 of Images and Words debuts at 4:30 today!
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« Reply #276 on: May 15, 2023, 03:20:54 PM »
Part 2 should be better.  It's a bit more proggy and complex.  I thought part 1 was a little underwhelming.
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« Reply #277 on: May 15, 2023, 05:43:44 PM »
Spending time on Under a Glass Moon lyrics  :facepalm:

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« Reply #278 on: May 16, 2023, 07:49:32 AM »
I found part 2 similarly underwhelming. He did react so the video fulfilled its purpose but I think the next thing to do to make these these things more interesting is for Doug to talk about what's going on in the song or in a section. It doesn't have to be a deep dive, but just reading some of the lyrics and making drum movements gets boring. That's why part 1 and 2 are basically the same.

He obviously has the knowledge to talk about these songs in more depth so would love to see him react maybe to the different musical ideas employed in the songs. That would take a lot more work on his end so I get why it's probably not happening but just a thought.

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« Reply #279 on: May 16, 2023, 09:11:06 AM »
I notice that, somewhere along the way, he has stopped complaining about double bass drum parts.