Friday, 12 December 2008


The one thing that kept me going when I was about to collapse, is now the one thing preventing me to start a new life.

How ironic.

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Thursday, 11 December 2008

Scenes from New York, sample 3 of 3

Here it comes.
The song that nobody would have expected to see performed live, such is tne complexity and the level of coordination required.
The first time you listen to it, you won't understand anything. The second, perhaps, you'll start to appreciate the awesomeness of a few moments (probably the famous ragtime solo). The third you'll watch out for those moments, and discover a few other ones.
Until the whole song becomes a moment.
It is a rollercoaster ride.

The Dance of Eternity:

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Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Scenes from New York, sample 2 of 3

This one is just beatiful.
It is not your ordinary Dream Theater piece. It's pure magic.
And it is even more moving when you are watching the whole show. Because it comes unexpectedly. It turns the tables. It brings the whole show to a different level.
The moment this piece starts, you shiver.

What you need to know:

  • the guest gospel singer is Theresa Thomason. And she is amazing.
  • the lyrics are amazing as well, when put into the context (remember, it's a concept album).
  • some people dislike the Dream Theater singer. I personally believe he's not as exceptional as the rest of the band, but not too bad either. If you really hate him, however, I would like to share what N said on the matter: "True perfection has to be imperfect. Dream Theater's way of achieving true perfection is by having James LaBrie sing for them". But come on, he is fine.
Through her eyes:

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Scenes from New York, sample 1 of 3

You know them, but you probably have never watched one of their live performances.
My favorite one is, without any doubt, Metropolis 2000: Scenes from New York. And it should become one of your favorites too, because it is literally mind-blowing.

What you need to know:

  • we are talking Dream Theater.
  • it is a live performance of Metropolis Pt.2: Scenes from a Memory. The concert is also available as a triple cd (check the Wikipedia link, you want to have a close look at the orginal cover and release date, trust me).
  • it is ranked as the 10th best live concert dvd on imdb with an average rating of 9.4.
  • it is a concept album so it narrates a story. In the dvd, this is reflected by cut scenes.
  • it's epic, trippy, touching.
I have prepared three samples for you.
Please enjoy the first one: Overture 1928 + Strange Deja Vu:

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A map of you

As expected, most of the people visiting this little planet are from the UK, Italy and the US.
I am just wondering who the hell is checking this out from Haiti.

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Monday, 8 December 2008

Untitled, One

How tired I am of this unbearable distance between us
How I long for the toll of the recess bell
Have you forgotten me?
Grown mindless of me?
Tell me I am not writing into an abyss
Or that is what will become of my heart

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Sunday, 7 December 2008

A quick comment

My last post was quite popular.
It received an unexpectedly high number of hits from a variety of sources, including Facebook and The Student Room. Not to mention all the positive feedback I got from you via msn.
Thanks all, I am glad you appreciated it.

Edit: forgot to address a point you raised. No, I won't allow comments on this blog. I want to keep it for myself. While I do care about what you think about my posts, I also know that all of you know how to get in touch with me (and did so) if for any reason you wish to do so.

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