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Porcupine Tree Auctioning Rarities To Help Fight Cancer

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English progressive act Porcupine Tree are auctioning rare Porcupine Tree items via eBay to help friend and former Japan bass player Mike Karn fight cancer. Mike was recently diagnosed with the advanced stages of cancer and had previosly played in the band Japan with Porcupine Tree keyboardist Richard Barbieri.

Money raised by selling Porcupine Tree and Steven Wilson rarities on eBay is being donated to the fund, including two copies of the special edition red cover version of "Anesthetize" (with 120 page book, DVD, Blu-Ray and 2 audio CDs) which is limited to just 1,000 worldwide.

You can bid on the items here or donate to Mike Karn's family directly here .

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1. OlafBerzerker writes:

class move . i caught these guys in Toronto a couple years ago and it was worth the price of admission. Mellow show if your into that sort of thing. Either way, nice dudes and good to hear that theyre helping out a brother. ............ currently listening to lightbulb sun and fear of a blank planet on random

# Jun 10, 2010 @ 10:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. The_Avant_Garde writes:

Fear Of A Blank Planet is a masterpeice record. So are Deadwing and The Incident. Their earlier efforts are not my style, but from Signify onwards they have been an amazing band to chill out listening to.

# Jun 10, 2010 @ 11:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. OlafBerzerker writes:

Fear is def a classic, im still working on the incident.... i did support the band and bought a graphed copy of Deadwing tho! another classic!

# Jun 11, 2010 @ 10:11 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. PorcupineTreeFan writes:

Very class move. I will be seeing PT at Radio City Music Hall in the fall!!! It will be my third time seeing this band. Best live band ever and I have seen a lot of bands live.

Currently I've really been into "Up the Downstair" and "Voyage 34".

# Jun 11, 2010 @ 12:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. EsotericSurgery writes:

PTF, you lucky bastard! Oh well...I'm seeing Tool in a month :D

Nice move by PT, really awesome bunch of guys.

# Jun 11, 2010 @ 2:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. The_Avant_Garde writes:

I really wish that Tool/Opeth/Porcupine Tree tour would have worked out but Porcupine Tree already had dates lined up for first leg of The Incident tour and Opeth were confirmed for festivals. Such a shame, but hey...at least Tool have those two bands on their mind!

As for Voyage 34, I hate it. I cannot bear to listen to it past the first movement. The other 3 sections are just the same loop over and over again.

# Jun 11, 2010 @ 5:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. EsotericSurgery writes:

#6, dude....I would do SEVERAL thousand dirty and terrible things to see that show...*drools*

# Jun 11, 2010 @ 6:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Deathblooms writes:

I'll be seeing them at Radio City Music Hall as well, very excited. I like every CD, although I can honestly say "The Incident" is probably my least favorite.

# Jun 12, 2010 @ 7:03 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. utoad9 writes:

Classy move from a classy band. GREAT live I might add.

# Jun 12, 2010 @ 9:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. The_Avant_Garde writes:

I love these guys too, just finished listening to The Incident from end to end for about the 90th time.

# Jun 13, 2010 @ 6:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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