I actually think the moments on Anesthetize wouldn't be as special if he was a lead vocalist. Half Light was incredible, his voice just carries so well there. I think Steven and him would clash heads a little too much in studio, they're both too great of writers and players. Wesley gets to do what I would dream of doing, having your own personal outlet for your ideas (which you give out to anyone willing to listen) and getting to tour with a great, popular band
I do wonder how PT would sound with him included in the writing-proccess. Would it be for better or for worse? Only one way to find out...! Let him make an album or two with PT, see how it works out! :)
But he doesn't write any of the stuff. I'm not saying anyone can replace him, because that's not true. But he is not involved in PT, unless live shows. He sould not join them. By the way, SW is a perfcetionist and has a serious own will. :p Wesley's vocals are amazing though on the Anesthetize dvd. He says the chorus of 'My Ashes', really good!
Our hero lays in the grass dreaming of his little sweet child. He remembers holding her hands and touching her little sweet smile. If a man can create this neon tower into the sky, where the hell was the God of the Coca-Cola sign the night she died?
The band 'Tilt', which consists of musicians that have collaborated with artists as diverse as KT Tunstall, Fish and Porcupine Tree release 'Long Gone' from their acclaimed debut EP, 'Million Dollar Wound' as a 2-track digital single on October 12th 2009.
John Wesley features on guitar along with Frank Usher and Robin Boult.
'Long Gone (edit)' is available exclusively on 12.10.09 as a 'pay-what-you-want' download from the bands BandCamp site; http://tilt.bandcamp.com
Miss the days we would listen to him play in small bars in st. Pete and he would play songs he had just written. Now my kids love listening to him. Wes, gulport sue (now moved from ca to or) misses seeing you live! All the best man.