In time fuh wut?
I'm in Münster now, close enough to the Dutch border.
Oh and I heard some Porcupine Tree on the radio yesterday. A pleasant surprise.
- and so you are!
I hope you've by now managed to find a good place to stay, José.
And talking about the man...
Did you attend this one? And that "quarrel" between Steven and Roine was unknown to me!
Nope, missed it.
Can't be around EVERYWHERE as much as I try.
As for that quarrel... it was rather funny, to be honest. A genuine case of 'Pot, meet Kettle!'
Some years ago, an interviewer asked Mr. S.W. about Roine's band The Flower Kings
, and he kind of dissed them, saying they weren't 'truly progressive' as they obviously base their music for some 99% on the Giants of the Past - Yes, Genesis, etc. Which is true, btw.
Roine, in turn, returned the 'compliment' by pointing out that Mr. S.W.'s complete catalogue (up till that time) was mainly based on Pink Floyd's music. He was rather spot-on there. AT THAT TIME.
Unfortunately the both of them never managed to sort-out their differences in opinions thereafter, in contrary to what happened with Mr. S.W.'s 'dispute' with Dream Theater, for which he truly made up by composing a song for them, as well as producing O.S.I.
's debut album - whereafter DT invited Steven's PT to be the opening act for their 2007 USA tour.
Thereafter, whereas Steven's career with PT and Blackfield really blossomed, Roine Stolt's Flower Kings kind-of 'withered'. A pity, really, as I really loved that band, especially their albums Stardust We Are
and Flower Power
Roine took quite a time off, and reappeared with his new outfit Agents of Mercy
- but I listened to their debut album and I can't help but think it's quite a disappointment. Well - they are granted their revenge coming Sunday, as they are the headliners to the Symforce III-Festival
, coming Sunday in Tilburg's 013-venue.
Ah some lovely stuff of The Flower Kings