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About Deadwing

  • Birthday 08/31/1978

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    Music, writing, recording, playing, reading, pool, Scotch whisky, red wine, Scrabble

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  • Number of Rush Concerts Attended
  • Last Rush Concert Attended
    Snakes And Arrows 2007 Toronto ACC 22/09/07
  • Favorite Rush Song
  • Favorite Rush Album
    Permanent Waves
  • Best Rush Experience
    First time I saw Rush, it was the Vapor Trails show in Toronto at the Molson Amphitheater. It was a dream come true, after all of these years growing up in Newfoundland listening to them and watching them on TV as a kid, wondering if I would ever get to see them live. Eyes were pretty watery that night.
  • Other Favorite Bands
    The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Porcupine Tree, Opeth, Nile, Agalloch, Nick Drake, Elliott Smith, Primus
  • Musical Instruments You Play
    Drums, Guitar, Bass, Piano, Synths, Organ, Banjo, Mandolin
  1. Just had an epiphany. Crotales are orchestral and therefore tuned to 442hz, not 440hz. This is why they’ll sound slightly sharp.
  2. This. Didn’t see it right away lol. Pretty much spot on.
  3. It’s worth pointing out that the crotale on MP vs. ESL are two different notes completely. On YYZ on Moving Pictures it’s a D. The panning creates a slightly doppler effect but it matches D3 on the piano when I sing it. Definitely not an E, it’s too flat. In fact it’s just sharp of D but it’s not D# either, which is probably why people are having so much trouble. It’s not perfectly tuned. But I might lean towards D# because of the B Phrygian dominant factor of the track.
  4. I'm really one for reviewing shows, but I just wanted to say that I got to see Van Halen Thursday night and it was awesome. They played a 3 hour set. Research In Motion, the company I work for, hired them for a private concert in Toronto at the Air Canada Center. If anyone hasn't seem them yet and has their doubts about Eddie's son Wolfgang on bass, that kid is fantastic. He's only 16 and he's doing a real bang up job. He's way better than Mike Anthony in my opinion.
  5. Hoping to go see Therion in Toronto on the 29th of this month. They're a melodic Death Metal band from Sweden with symphony orchestra arrangements and choir vocalists for lead and backup vocalists. Awesome awesome band, and I haven't had the chance to see them yet. I missed out the last time they came around. I just hope I will be able to get a ticket on Friday.
  6. QUOTE (psionic11 @ Oct 16 2007, 02:09 AM) QUOTE (fledgehog @ Oct 13 2007, 09:42 PM) Going through the posts in order... The highest note in "Circumstances" is a D5 The highest note in "Freewill" is an F5 The highest note in "Available Light" is a D5 The highest note in "No One at the Bridge" is a G5 The highest note in "Cygnus X-1" is an A#/Bb5 The highest note in "2112" is a G5 The highest note in "Marathon" is a C5 (I think...I'm not positive, I'll have to go back and listen again) The highest note in "Anthem" is an E5 The highest note in "Bastille Day" is an E5 The highest note in "Finding My Way" is an E5 The highest note in "Fly By Night" is an F#/Gb5 So there's your definate answer, coming from a guy with perfect pitch. As per OP's request, I used only studio recordings for this. That would make Available Light off of Presto back in 1989 as the last song having a high note above the classical tenor C5, correct? 18 years ago... Since we're on the subject, anyone care to see what his lowest note is? And what Rush's fastest and slowest songs? Betcha Snakes and Arrows has more slow and low notes than most any other album to date... Would this include the speaking parts in "Double Agent"? I think that's the deepest I've ever heard him go, but it's not singing.
  7. QUOTE (Lerxst2112 @ Oct 12 2007, 03:37 PM) Storm did the covers for De-Loused and Frances for The Mars Volta. Here was his rejected cover for Amputechture.(TMV eventually got Jeff Jordan to do the work). Amputechture(Pic too big to post) Fascinating. I did not know that.... Thanks for the info!
  8. QUOTE (treeduck @ Apr 7 2007, 01:04 PM) What about a newer artist like Travis Smith responsible for the following cover art? Age of Silence - Acceleration Bloodbath - Resurrection Through Carnage Death - The Sound of Perseverance Katatonia - Tonight's Decision Katatonia - Last Fair Deal Gone Down Katatonia - Viva Emptiness Lilitu - The Delores Lesion Novembers Doom - To Welcome the Fade Novembre - Novembrine Waltz Opeth - Still Life Opeth - Blackwater Park Opeth - Deliverance Opeth - Damnation Opeth - Lamentations DVD Soilwork - Natural Born Chaos Soul Embraced - This is My Blood Strapping Young Lad - SYL Subterranean Masquerade - Temporary Psychotic State EP Subterranean Masquerade - Suspended Animation Dreams Townsend, Devin - Terria Townsend, Devin - Accelerated Evolution Winds - Reflections of the I Winds - The Imaginary Direction of Time Travis' covers are definitely great! He's a big up and comer for me. I always look forward to seeing his next album cover, no matter which band it's for.
  9. I love Storm and Pink Floyd artwork, but Hugh Syme easily takes the cake. More substance in my opinion rather than just trying to be visually appealing, and he works in a lot of puns in keeping with the bands sense of humour, as well as the theme of the album. He's also done some killer album covers for Megadeth, praticularly Countdown To Extinction and Youthanasia - these were also by Hugh Syme: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v281/Lerxst/MegadethCountdown.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v281/Lerxst/youthanasia-front.jpg
  10. I am just getting into them but they are quickly becoming a favorite of mine. I'm really into Foxtrot at the moment. I always hated the stuff I heard with Phil Collins, then I heard the material they did with Peter Gabriel and I was floored.
  11. Armor And Sword is easily the best song on the album. One of the best songs they've ever written. And it has such a classic Rush ending to it, progressing to that final E minor guitar chord with the same mystical effect as the ending of Armageddon/beginning of Cygnus in Cygnus X-1 Book II (the 12:00 mark) Well, at least it had that affect on me anyways.
  12. So many people's different take on what the term "heavy" means to them. Interesting to see the different perspectives. I'd also have to go with Vapor Trails as most heavy. That album is pretty intense, with Counterparts, Test For Echo and Snakes and Arrows following, though I'm not sure in which order. I think Hold Your Fire is definitely the least heavy of them all, with Roll The Bones and Presto not far behind.
  13. QUOTE (jkt2112 @ Sep 7 2007, 07:01 PM) Neil was at my meet and great. We talked for hours. HAHAHA. Best one ever!
  14. QUOTE (Rolinda Bonz @ Sep 30 2007, 04:19 PM) http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p318/ceejspics2/alex/bbbbbb.jpg what happened here? is that you face down in the gutter?
  15. HAHAHA!! This is one of the most insane threads I've ever seen on a forum. Hillarious!
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