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Discussion in 'Devin Townsend' started by Ketsukusa, Oct 24, 2002.

  1. Ketsukusa

    Ketsukusa I miss Japan

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    "I was [19] working in a restaurant and [Steve Vai] comes along talking about touring Europe, Japan, playing the 'Tonight Show' and touring with Aerosmith in enormous domes, etc. I was like 'fuck, show me the mic!'"
    THE PIT, US (on why he joined the VAI project)

    "Most of [the music] was just written on the spot... ninety percent of it happens in the studio. I'm going bald rapidly just from being in the studio. Every time I sing in the studio I black out and the doctor says I'm giving myself these little strokes. It's like a bad thing..."
    THE PIT, US (on recording 'Heavy As...')

    "I've got a really overactive imagination, so I stress really easy. People think I faked the anger on the record. I'm not writing about shit I don't know about."
    SOUNDSCAPE, US

    "The thing that kills me is all these bands that use huge words in their lyrics, 'I'm swimming in a vortex of apathy.' I'm like, 'What?' I don't walk up to a friend and go 'That's a stylin' looking vortex of apathy you've got there pal. I was swimming up a river of deceit myself.'"
    SOUNDSCAPE, US

    "There are so many bands that have the ballad by the third album and all that crap. Well, not here, pal. The second album is written and if you didn't like the first one, you're gonna hate the second one."
    SOUNDSCAPE, US (on 'City')

    "I hope I ain't doing this when I'm thirty because I feel this way at the moment and it is not something I am overly proud of. It's like saying, 'Hey everybody, I have a bad temper.'"
    CHRONICLES OF CHAOS, Internet (on the aggression of SYL)

    "It just came from desperation, and I thought it was three words that worked together, and heck, it was the name of a song. The options I had left to work with, which would be equally devastating was 'Red Rice' which I think is the greatest name to this day. 'Starchy Alien' came up and 'Urethra or Mine' and that was it..."
    RUBBERNECK, US (on naming SYL)

    "Of course the sex change starts next week, if it's a success, look for me in the waif issue alongside Kate Moss modelling men's underwear."
    RUBBERNECK, US

    "I used to have long hair; I looked like a retard. Then I had dreads, and I still looked like a retard. Then I shaved my head; still a retard. I don't care. But I love dressing up, man. I can go on-stage in a wet suit and flippers (in fact, I did it once), but I'm not gonna walk down the street like that. If someone asks me, 'Do you wanna do a photo shoot where you're dressed only in your underwear and swinging by your testicles?' I'd say, 'Why not?'"
    CANADIAN MUSICIAN, Canada

    "I started to see people as little lonesome, water based, pink meat, life forms pushing air through themselves and making noises that the other little pieces of meat seemed to understand...I don't think I was 'mad', I was just confused."
    METAL HAMMER, UK (on his bipolar syndrome)

    "Take the chaos of 'Heavy...' but put it in tune this time, and put that into 'Jesus Christ Superstar'. I've got massive guitars, trombones, a choir, an orchestra and techno beats, 200 tracks of vocals...it's an organic chaos record."
    METAL HAMMER, UK (on Infinity)

    "When we were 16, Iron Maiden was really cool. I had a Wasp silk wall-hanging on my wall. I had a Judas Priest hat. I made a pair of fingerless gloves out of my mother's fuzzy purple mittens. This next song is an homage to metal and the cheesy voices that come with announcing it."
    Intro to 'Far Beyond Metal' from 'No Sleep Till Bedtime'
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  2. Mikael is God

    Mikael is God Master of Bating

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    two thumbs up! funny shit
     
  3. ThePKH

    ThePKH A bad joke

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    Devin is a genius. But we all knew that didn't we?
     
  4. EvilGenius

    EvilGenius you like my new avatar?

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    Jesus! If he's reading these posts we're gonna inflate his ego to god-status... well it doesn't matter as long as he keeps doing his thing.
     
  5. OceanbarD

    OceanbarD DeadsouL of a modern bard

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    great thread. and Devy never read or post on net forums.
     
  6. SpeakUSAorDie

    SpeakUSAorDie Milano Mosher

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    haha
     
  7. EvilGenius

    EvilGenius you like my new avatar?

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    Off the top of my head, Devin himself used the word "continuity" in one of his songs (SYL), and since I consider any word big when I hafta look it up in the dictionary (and I did with this one), he is therefore a hypocrite... naw I lie. I must be just dumb.
     
  8. ThePKH

    ThePKH A bad joke

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    You got one thing right fellow. :D
     
  9. EvilGenius

    EvilGenius you like my new avatar?

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    Hey, bend over and prepare for insertion of my foot :p
    J/K :)
     
  10. ricochet

    ricochet ghetto philosopher

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    Great quotes. Yes, Devin truly is a genius. :)

    That's hilarious because it's true. *cough*Vintersorg*cough*
     
  11. Ketsukusa

    Ketsukusa I miss Japan

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    they sure are
     
  12. azal

    azal love is the answer

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    Devy uses "amalgamate" in "AAA"....hypocrite :)
     
  13. Demonspell

    Demonspell cheating the polygraph

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    "I wanna live in your underpants" - Bad Devil :)
     
  14. Fake Plastic Man

    Fake Plastic Man Smooth Operator

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    Not that im taking this comment too siriously,but i think that devin meant that bands try to replace the meaning of the song with BIG phrases and words,It would be pretty stupid ruling out all big words used in music right?!

    "Hey man im gonna fuck this shit out"-the simple as it gets.hehe
    :D
     
  15. O'blivion

    O'blivion blood flowing skywards

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    YES. this leads to only one rational end: devy vs. vintersorg in the celebrity death match to end all celebrity death matches, which will naturally take place in the spiralling vortex [of apathy/deceit/amalgamative continuity] of devy's choosing.
     
  16. \m/Metalhead\m/

    \m/Metalhead\m/ New Metal Member

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    anyone have some clay and a camera?
    :D
     
  17. Chow Mai Dong

    Chow Mai Dong Tipsy McStagger

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    "All ages, great! All ages gigs are great! Don't bother growing up! It fucking... SUCKS!" - Melbourne, 1997
     
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    I can't read this without cracking up.
     
  19. JesterOfDeath

    JesterOfDeath AKA Addicted To Death

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    those are fuckin' great! Got anymore Kets?
     
  20. OceanbarD

    OceanbarD DeadsouL of a modern bard

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    ah Devy VS. Vintersorg

    "In ecstacy burning
    The universal door
    Every spark sinks into the dark"
    -vintersorg

    " All of you assholes can stay rotting here I do not care, I will not be there"
    -Devy

    " He sees a paradise in every flower"
    -Vintersorg

    " Oh I'm fucking god...
    And I'll dream this into becoming real "
    -Devy

    "Observing, obeying, obtaining the absolute, leaving my physical host."
    -Vintersorg

    "I'm tired of waiting
    I'm tired of fighting
    I'm tired of waiting for fucking nothing"
    -Devy

    "From a far existence a phantom came
    to gibe and curse the mortal."
    -vintersorg

    "Fuck you... Stupid human beings...
    Technology will be the second coming"
    -Devy

    who wins ?
     

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