Lightweight, and others.
I just finished reading the directions to this contest, and what I believe that they want, is for fans to create like a computer graphic/animation video with the lyrics that corresponds to the lyrics and whole understanding of whichever 9 songs from the new album. Now, if I were computer graphically inclined I would definitely do something like this.
Just one idea, with "far from heaven". JL wrote the lyrics and i recall him saying in one of the interviews that it was really about how children, teenagers are, at times, not allowed to grow, and become whatever they want. That parents force their children to do things that limit them instead of expanding them. We have been thru it, some worse than others. Parents make their children, since an early age to compete, be the best, at school, play, sports, etc. and really dont allow their children to pursue what they want to pursue. So if i was one of you, I would create a little movie showing this child singing this song to his parents after being tired of having to be the best at everything against everyone.
I think thats something that they are looking for. A "movie" corresponding to whatever song you choose. Does it make sense? Anyway, hopefully this is what they are looking for. Good Luck whoever wins.
May Oneness Bless Us All, As One.
Well, since you love jazz, and not really into the death metal genre, I recommend:
Rush: Moving Pictures, Signals, Permanent Waves, Hold Your Fire, Power Windows- more mellow, progressive rock with some jazz elements - too many good songs to listen to especially if you like percussion, and bass, as Neil Peart, and Geddy Lee are considered one of the best, probably top 5 all time in their respective instruments.
Queensrhyche: Promised Land, Empire: milder version of Queensrhyche, with progressive and jazz elements (Della Brown is a good example of this)
Journey: Evolution, Infinity - some progressive elements
These are the bands, especially Rush, that lead me to Dream Theater.
Just viewed the shirt, and you are right, an awesome shirt. It shows the lighter side of DT. Looks like JL is a pirate, JR is the wizard, MM is a genie?, JM is a ninja? and JP is a Lightening striker? Do you know what MM, JM, and JP suppose to represent?
Thanks for letting me know. I will definitely look at the setlist for the first few shows. Honestly, I thought this tour was only for the new album.
I totally agree with you, in that, Scenes From a Memory is one entire concept album, because the music, and lyrics tie in together to portray the story, the second part to Metropolis pt. 1. This album, since it came out, reminded me so much of Rush 2112, in that 2112 was 22+minute long song of one long story with many scenes. I feel that Scenes From a Memory is an album resembles the format used by Rush in 2112 with regards to how each song in the album ties in with one another. Great topic. May Oneness Bless Us All, As One.