On to Evermore

The story of Ariana and the Sculptor

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On to Evermore

Post by Mark of Cenla » Sat Jul 24, 2004 12:15 pm

On to Evermore is my favorite Glass Hammer CD, by far. I like the tunes and the story. There is something on every other Glass Hammer CD (that I have heard) that I do not care for. IMHO they hit a home rum on that one. Peace.

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Post by DruidsGlass » Sat Jul 24, 2004 10:40 pm

dude, you should get an account and join in the fun...
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Post by Sam Gamgee » Sat Jul 24, 2004 10:48 pm

I like the story too, especially in Ariana... but for the most part, being the literature-oriented person I am, i get really confused by its lack of coherence. I kept trying to make sense of it as a solid, strict plot until Fred finally pointed out that there really wasn't one... :lol: But musically, I do love this one a lot. I'm going to stop saying that a GH album is one of my favorites, because I love them all, but I love this one more than some of the others... er... something... :? ;)
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Post by Theremin » Sat Jul 24, 2004 11:25 pm

Sam, have you ever heard tales of mystery and imagination by the alan aprsons project? It is based on the works of Edgar Allan Poe; The Telltale Heart, the Raven, some obscure poem whose name I forget but dug up at the library, another of those obscure poems, the Cask of Amontillado, The Fall of the House of Usher, the Tale of Professor Tarr and Doctor Feather. IMHO, the best lit-rock there is to be had! :lol: 8)
I gotta admit that I'm a little bit confused
Sometimes it seems to me as if I'm just being used
Gotta stay awake, gotta try and shake off this creeping malaise
If I don't stand my own ground, how can I find my way out of this maze?

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Post by Sam Gamgee » Sat Jul 24, 2004 11:56 pm

And now for something completly different.

Once upon a midnight dreary
While I pondered weak and weary
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore
Suddenly I heard a croaking
As of someone near to choking
And I saw a raven poking round the edge of my front door
"Where've you been?" I asked the raven as he staggered through my door
Quote the Raven, "At the shore"

I could see his coat was icky
Every feather gooey, sticky
From some tanker's oil slick he fell in beyond the shore
Also there was no mistaking
Pestacides he'd been intaking
Causing him to lie there shaking as he threw up on my floor.
"Are you ill?" I asked the raven as he threw up on my floor.
Quote the raven, "At death's door"

...And there's more but i never got a chance to memorize it because i only had the first photocopied page of it. ;) Good parody, though, no? Ok, sorry, back to topic...
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Post by Theremin » Sun Jul 25, 2004 1:09 pm

And I bet you think that if you let a balloon go, it will quickly fly to the ocean, and, upon its descent, be mistaken for a jellyfish by a whale, thus choking the whale. Right? :wink:
I gotta admit that I'm a little bit confused
Sometimes it seems to me as if I'm just being used
Gotta stay awake, gotta try and shake off this creeping malaise
If I don't stand my own ground, how can I find my way out of this maze?

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Post by Sam Gamgee » Sun Jul 25, 2004 1:21 pm

Theremin wrote:And I bet you think that if you let a balloon go, it will quickly fly to the ocean, and, upon its descent, be mistaken for a jellyfish by a whale, thus choking the whale. Right? :wink:
:?: huh? Was I supposed to understand or were you just being weird?

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(as told by a smiling Eric Idle) What's brown and sounds like a bell?
Chapman (flustered and confused): What?
Idle: What's brown and sounds like a bell? (pause) Dunnnnggg.:lol:]
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Post by DruidsGlass » Sun Jul 25, 2004 1:40 pm

that was so wrong sam....
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Post by Bnielsen » Mon Jul 26, 2004 8:57 am

And now for something completely different....

"Fishy fishy fish fish fishy fishy fish fish fish oooooh!"
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Post by DruidsGlass » Mon Jul 26, 2004 2:05 pm

umm...chris squire!!! o wait, this isnt word association...my bad...
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Post by Sam Gamgee » Mon Jul 26, 2004 11:32 pm

[enter GRAHAM CHAPMAN as POLICE OFFICER] What's all this, then? I must close down the discussion on this topic on account of its being too silly. Right then, everyone out.

[the knight comes and hits Sam, Druid, Theremin, and Brian with the duck thing before Terry Gilliam's animal animations can have a lengthy discussion about the poor taste of the ending]

Ah, sorry... My fault, my fault entirely, but we have strayed far from topic. It happens quite often in this forum. You see, we get rather silly...

BACK TO EVERMORE! We are now swinging back to the original topic which does indeed say "On to Evermore" not Monty Python and Raven Parodies and hence the dicussion may continue its logical course from whence it escaped. Yeah.

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Post by SuperTed » Wed Jul 28, 2004 6:27 pm

Just as well there's a current thread for "On To Evermore" otherwise I'd have to start one...

This is a fabulous fabulous disc!! I got OTE along with Perelandra and my Live@NEARFest CD and, to be honest, of the three OTE is getting almost exclusive rotation in the car, at work and on the Zen (is that classed as overkill I wonder, hmm :D )

I have to admit that at this point in time* I find Perelandra to be somewhat up and down with some outstanding tracks but some that aren't so memorable and again at this point I actually prefer the DVD soundtrack to the NEARFest one (burn him! burn the heretic :twisted: ) OTE on the other hand is practically flawless. Playing it at the beginning just invites a complete listening, which is why I find myself taking the scenic route home from work so as I can fit it all in :lol:

Faves at the moment are "Mayor of Longview", "Arianna", "Only Red" (brilliant!) and "Junkyard Angel" but its actually unfair to single out one track over the others 'cos they're all great.


* as all proggers know its the albums you listen to twice and go "Why did I get this one?" that go on to be the all-time favourites. I remember I used to skip over Awaken on GFTO because I thought it rambled a bit too much (Sheesh! :oops: :oops: )
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Post by Bnielsen » Thu Jul 29, 2004 8:22 am

:shock: :?
Since I havent heard the sound for the DVD, I can't really argue the point for better sound..
really gotta pick it up sometime here...
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Post by MayorOfLongview » Thu Jul 29, 2004 8:32 am

SuperTed wrote:
* as all proggers know its the albums you listen to twice and go "Why did I get this one?" that go on to be the all-time favourites. I remember I used to skip over Awaken on GFTO because I thought it rambled a bit too much (Sheesh! :oops: :oops: )
For shame! I think I'm totally sold on every single track on that album. I listen to GFTO more than any other album I own. As for Awaken - pure magic (for me).
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Post by MayorOfLongview » Thu Jul 29, 2004 8:34 am

OTE was the least fun to make, and the one we're least sure of around here. So hearing SuperTed say that he likes it so much, is a great thing.
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