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 Thank you, Mr. Toland
Author: Delvin 
Date:   01-23-12 09:16

... for finishing & submitting your Porcupine Tree review. Damn, that must've taken some work!

It's anyone's guess why it doesn't appear in the What's New list, but in any event, here it is.

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 Re: Thank you, Mr. Toland
Author: Michael Toland 
Date:   01-23-12 10:04

Thanks, dude. I think it's impossible for me to name a favorite band, but if I have one, PT is it, so I'm thrilled that Ira agreed to it. My only regret is that I don't own enough of the No-Man catalog to cover them as well (though what I do have I dig). Hopefully I can remedy that over the next year.

It took me a long time to start (like, um, a year and a half), but I have to admit that the bulk of it was written over the course of about 3 days. Then I had to wait for Grace For Drowning to come out and be fully absorbed before I could finish the piece.

I'm really curious to hear what people think. There's been discussion on this board before about the nature of music criticism and the idea of a consumer guide vs. a deeper discussion about the music. My work, for better or worse, tends to fall into the former category, but I wanted this entry to be more than that. I don't know if I succeeded or not, but I'm quite proud of the result regardless.

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 Re: Thank you, Mr. Toland
Author: zoo 
Date:   01-23-12 10:31

Bravo, Michael! I think you hit the nail on the head w/ your assessment of the major PT releases (which is another way of saying I don't really disagree with anything).

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 Re: Thank you, Mr. Toland
Author: Paganizer 
Date:   01-23-12 10:35


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 Re: Thank you, Mr. Toland
Author: hoip chiggs 
Date:   01-23-12 11:04

Think I'll check out Porcupine Tree too, see what's up.

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 Re: Thank you, Mr. Toland
Author: Delvin 
Date:   01-23-12 11:57

I sure enjoy what I know by the band. And the gig I saw in Stuttgart in 2009 was awesome.

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