talkingbackwardscollectingspace replied to your audio post: My endless list of favourite PT songs: Baby Dream…

To me the highlight of Stupid Dream was Stranger by the Minute. It’s a rejection of everything, an ode to nonsense with a bit of snark and humour snuck in. Pure Narcotic is also a highlight with that delicious contrast.

Of the three singles from Stupid Dream, Stranger By The Minute is easily my favourite. I actually find the song to be quite distressing. The way I interpret it, the song is about mental illness and those tragic moments of clarity when you realize you’re insane and just getting crazier. And very few are as outrageous as Steven to put that behind a melody like this. Which is why it’s special. That delicious contrast.

Pure Narcotic
is probably the song that best represents Stupid Dream, it’s also hard to pick apart, because under all the cynicism and sarcasm (and the very commercial sound), it’s a very personal and poignant song.
talkingbackwardscollectingspace replied to your audio post: Russia on Ice (live) - Porcupine Tree

There’s Russia on Ice live track on my favourite live album, Warszawa. It’s like listening to the end of the world. The feeling of impending doom is palpable.

I know, and it’s spectacular (all of Warszawa is actually). I like the one on XM II better though. But what I meant really was that I have heard this song live, when I saw Porcupine Tree in concert. They played this song and every time I hear a live version of it, I’m slayed all over again.

limitlesscorrosion asked:

Continuing the token: what it is for. But it was probably issued by a private business. Google turns up nothing except some collector wanting to swap with other collectors for it. It's worth 10 pence. Hope this is helpful.


yea when i searched google all i found was the swap thing too, and i dont want to swap it i want to know what its for ha

but thanks for your help :)

limitlesscorrosion asked:

Regarding Deadwing; SW released the first dozen pages of the screenplay that he intended to make into a film. It gives some background and helps give you an idea of the confusing things (like for example who is actually 'speaking' in each song) and it's definitely worth the read. Have you read it at all?

I have, and though I can derive a few theories from it for the story behind the songs, it is still just speculation. I find the lack of any kind of revelation about the album a tad bit disappointing, mainly because SW himself said that Deadwing isn’t strictly a concept album, that the album isn’t really telling the story, just reflecting the feeling and mood of the screenplay.

I mostly just wanted a Steven Wilson quote for my endless list of favourite PT songs thing.