That was a joke, Son. Pay attention! [image]
But if that was a joke, I just plain don't get it. Even with hindsight. Even after following the link.
Thought I'd elucidate on the music. (all youtube or wiki hotlinks)
Arjan Lucasson is an AWESOME Dutch guitarist/writer who has worked with some of the 'greats' but without getting the universal recognition his talents deserve. The one track I would recommend as an entry-point into his work (apart from the one posted earlier!) is..
"Into the Black Hole" from the 2000 Album 'The Universal Migrator Part2 - Flight Of The Migrator' under the band-name "Ayreon".
Although part of a sci-fi masterpiece of a concept album, this track stands out as special.
He wrote it specifically for Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden) to sing the lead, but it was unsure whether Bruce could make it to the studio in time so Arjan recorded it with Damian Wilson & Lana Lane. This version was released on the 2001 album 'For Ayreonauts Only' because Bruce found the time to make it to the studio in time after all, thank ***.
There is also a live version of this track on the album "Live on Earth" under the Band-Name "Star One" which brings me on to my second recommendation, from the same album..
"Songs of the Ocean"
btw the LH of the 'backing singers' is none other than the amazing Floor Jansen, from After Forever
I had the immense pleasure of seeing Floor & the band perform on 5 occasions between 2002 & 2008. This is my absolute fave track from them...
Title should intrigue you 'goddam yanks' too...
" My Pledge of Allegiance - part 1, 'The Sealed Fate' " this is a not-great live version from the 2007 "PinkPop" Festival here in Holland. The 'studio' version is HERE
Keej, time for this Lion to call it a weekend, and attempt more than 6 hours sleep before the working week begins again.
Make the day 28 hours long, with 2 extra days each weekend.
Maybe then I'll have time for everything I'd really like to do.