Aug 30, 2016
This week's podcast is with the amazing Ryan Van Poederooyen (RVP) of the Devin Townsend Project. DTP is a well known hard rock/heavy metal/progressive band from Vancouver, Canada and lead by the legend Devin Townsend. To be drumming in such a band requires great skill and musicality and Ryan has it in spades. The podcast digs into the new record due to be released in September of 2016, as well as a bit of life history for Ryan, including the influence his parents had on his life, and the legacy he intends on leaving by being a multifaceted businessman and musician. He's the real deal and I was extra extra extra happy that he gave me an hour right before he heads out on tour. Dig in and enjoy!
4:40 Ryan apologizes
6:15 Be yourself. Judy Garland. Focus. Be first rate. Don't compete with others. Be you.
8:00 Being Canadian. Becoming Japanese. America isn't what everyone thinks. North Carolina. Beer is cheap or expensive depending on where we are.
10:00 Ryan is easy..... going. Loves coffee and collectibles. Starbucks cups around the world. Loves Budapest.
12:00 Ryan plays Kingdom. Strapping Young Lad. Love. Live in Chile. Royal Albert Hall.
14:00 Devin's vision. What it's like to be in the Devin Townsend Project.
16:25 Transcendence. Ryan's addition to the new album. September 9th release date? Putting that album together. Who contributed what? Gump!
20:00 DTP isn't a band in the traditional sense. Shining. Jorgen Munkeby. Cohesion. Hard to be in band. Marriage.
24:00 Ryan's history. Drumming and how he ended up with DTP. Being diverse. Gene Hoglan. Ryan didn't like SYL at all. Terry Bozzio loves Rob!
29:00 Being lean as a drummer. Fat burning all the time.
30:40 Ryan's wife calls.
31:36 ....and we're back. Skype. Iphones. Ryan's love for the little lady.
33:00 Being married and in a band. Commitment.
36:15 Being really good at music and focus on drumming. Positivity. Fitness.
Business. Being diverse. 100% Ryan's parents. Dad was in music biz.
42:00 Parents job is to push, to teach, to remind that failure is IMPORTANT.
45:50 The fart tape. So gross. So so so gross.
48:30 The new song, Failure. The middle section is completely La Villa Strangiato. So cool. Rush and Neil Peart. Ghost Rider. Styx. REO
Speedwagon. Meeting Neil at a portapotty. Taking it all in. Rob is disgusting.
52:00 Hard drumming! Love and Detox: Two SYL songs. Recording live. Planet of the Apes is a TOUGH tune. 11 minutes of epicness. Dick from Meshuggah (of all bands) doesn't understand how anyone can memorize 11 minutes of changes. Kirk Verbueren. Megadeth.
57:30 Ryan's drumming and evolution of style. Ziltoid. Every song sounds like Ryan now. Pocket and singularity.
1:00:00 Joining Devin. Accellerated Evolution. Synchestra. Addicted. Universe in a Ball. Drum solos. Learning all the songs. Writing together. Nolly and his amazing engineering style. Devin can muddy things up. Epicloud. Rob loves Where We Belong.
1:06:00 Finally a band. Writing credits. Grace. Australia.
1:07:25 Playing the same locations. Studio Seven. Showbox Seattle. Rob loves Leprous. Baard Kolstad. Third Law. Tobias Ørnes Anderson. Booking agents.
1:10:15 Terror Syndrome. On haitus.
1:11:11 Ryan is 97% badass at drums and music. His 3%? Can't dance! Golfing. Focus and commitment.
1:14:50 How to same Ryan's name. Anneke does it best. Holland. Dutch accents. See Ryan's links below. See the tour! September to November 2016.
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