going to the 28th june show in kansas city. doing the meet and greet this time as well. cant wait!
i have to say i am thrilled with the setlist for this leg of the tour. crossing my fingers it doesnt change come thursday when they perform here in KC.
however i too would really like to see mangini featured at some point... BUT, i think war inside my head into test that stumped them are pretty manic drum tracks so hopefully that will help make up for it if we dont get that solo break.
frankly a 20 minute jam session would probably be death by joygasm. lets hear them all solo break :-P
honestly there should be a poll option here for "I just play it all on repeat"
If you hate bad lyrics, you should be ashamed of urself for criticizing ADTOE. it is miles better than the last two albums. The video WAS groan inducing but honestly not because it doesnt touch the truth. Its bcuz, like most doomsayer perspectives, the video offers no solution for the problematic prophecies it suggests. Personnally i dont think the song lyrics themselves were so bad as the images in the vid. Altho the quality was pretty good the content stank of systematic chaos.
on the album cover:
Impending Catastrophic Change
Hanging on by a thread - Continuing on faith
...just a few options you might try out?
The outfit of the figure definitely calls to mind circus or rodeo clown fashion flavor. Those white gloves... is this even a real stunt does anyone know? Never heard of a unicycle + tightrope bit. Maybe that's part of the *drama? This next trick will blow your minds ladies and gentleman... no net! etc etc
I'm at about 20 spins now and I couldn't be happier with ADTOE. Of course that means I've just scratched the surface; there is a lot to appreciate here. And the Genie--best debut ever? Just saying. Personally I am dying to hear some jamming with the new lineup. Live or otherwise. He doesn't get much solo breaking in this album (somehow the solos seem a bit less spotlighty in this album overall). I do have a sense of muted drums in the mix but somehow it seems... respectful to MP... to not be the highly-ornamental presence that he was right out the gate.
I also think it will take longer for fans to really learn and digest this album than either Octavarium or BCSL. Maybe even SFAM. Lyrically I don't hear anything groundbreakingly artistic yet but on the plus side it hasn't hit me with anything groan-inducing either, unless you count my inner chuckle every time I hear the words "Agnus Dei".
Those of you lucky enough to have attended this tour... plz share!