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Mezcalhead
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posted October 23, 2005 23:01     Profile for Mezcalhead   Email Mezcalhead     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Just saw this:

VOIVOD - Piggy Memorial Held In Montreal
2005-10-23 13:08:57


A by-invitation-only memorial was held for Denis "Piggy" D'Amour last night at Le Savoy in Montreal. The intimate gathering was attended by band members Michel "Away" Langevin (drums), Denis "Snake" Belanger (vocals), Jean-Yves "Blacky" Theriault (ex-bassist) as well as Piggy's parents, girlfriend and other assorted relatives and friends. The event also attracted several metal/rock luminaries from both Canada and the US.

Guests were treated to an emotional power-point picture-show on a giant screen (put together by Piggy's girlfriend) that showcased Piggy's life both with the band and with his family. Further, Piggy's favorite bands were spun over the PA, and an exhibit featuring - among other items - his first guitar was on display. Two large Voivod banners decorated the gothic-tinged room, as did Victorian-style chandeliers and candle-adorned tables.


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schroeder
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posted October 23, 2005 23:49     Profile for schroeder   Email schroeder     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Like most of us I don't think I'll ever fully come to grips with his departure. I can't imagine what it is like for those who were close to this incredible human being. It still tears me up when I read these things.

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LivingEvil
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posted October 24, 2005 00:31       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote

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Ron Mc Gregor
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posted October 24, 2005 09:59     Profile for Ron Mc Gregor   Email Ron Mc Gregor     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
It was a great night. Well organized. And a lot of friendly words coming from everybody/everywhere. Denis' family are so down to earth, you won't beleive it! They speak with everybody sharing their emotions and a bunch of great souvenirs from their son - things you can't forget...

To see Denis, as a young kid, teenager, student, etc, via the PowerPoint show was a real sweet.

After the memorial, a lot of us went to the Foufounes Electriques, where a small section was reserved for the party (of people). At one time, some Voivod music was blasting thru the PA - it was cool.

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pppaaaüüülll
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posted October 24, 2005 14:02     Profile for pppaaaüüülll   Email pppaaaüüülll     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
I wonder what music was Piggys favorites.
I know TOOL is amongst them.

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Luna
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posted October 24, 2005 14:15     Profile for Luna   Email Luna     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
I echo what schroeder said...

I hope you feel better xXniaXx.

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What the fuck is wrong with drinking tea?


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schroeder
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posted October 24, 2005 17:08     Profile for schroeder   Email schroeder     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Hope you feel better NIA.

Thanks for the report of the memorial Halaine Peau

Let's not leave out King Crimson, and Pink Floyd as a couple of Denis' fav groups... he wore those influences on his sleeve (and the neck of his guitar).

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LivingEvil
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posted October 24, 2005 23:49       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
get well soon Nia
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Anyway
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posted October 29, 2005 17:49     Profile for Anyway   Email Anyway     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
http://www.photographex.com/hot-shot/voivod/index.html

Few pics from the Memorial..


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Skul
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posted October 29, 2005 18:05     Profile for Skul   Email Skul     Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
J'serais bin allé.
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Anyway
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posted October 29, 2005 18:13     Profile for Anyway   Email Anyway     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Soirée fucké...
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LivingEvil
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posted October 29, 2005 18:18       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
man thats looks like it was a cool get-together
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futilitarian
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posted October 29, 2005 19:48     Profile for futilitarian   Email futilitarian     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
It sure does sound like a very special night.On the subject of Piggy's favourite bands, I seem to remember reading an interview in which Piggy said that it was Gentle Giant that influenced him to first start playing the guitar. Anyone else read that?

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Luna
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posted October 29, 2005 21:37     Profile for Luna   Email Luna     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Very heartfelt and touching...I hope it helped everyone there...

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Ron Mc Gregor
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posted October 30, 2005 10:04     Profile for Ron Mc Gregor   Email Ron Mc Gregor     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by AlexieL:
Soirée fucké...

Ah, oui? Comment ça?

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Anyway
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posted October 30, 2005 17:49     Profile for Anyway   Email Anyway     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Heu....
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neutronboy2000
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posted October 30, 2005 20:16     Profile for neutronboy2000   Email neutronboy2000     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Serious thanks to Alexie,Helaine and anyone else who were kind to post these pics of the memorial. It was great to see his friends and family celebrate his life on a somber occasion. Are there any pics of Denis in his younger(pre-Voivod) guitar playing days(I noticed the picture next to his first guitar of him in a leather?jacket and tie). Also is it possible to post any pics of his Voivod axes? Thanks again!!!
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Mezcalhead
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posted October 31, 2005 11:00     Profile for Mezcalhead   Email Mezcalhead     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by neutronboy2000:
Serious thanks to Alexie,Helaine and anyone else who were kind to post these pics of the memorial. It was great to see his friends and family celebrate his life on a somber occasion. Are there any pics of Denis in his younger(pre-Voivod) guitar playing days(I noticed the picture next to his first guitar of him in a leather?jacket and tie). Also is it possible to post any pics of his Voivod axes? Thanks again!!!

It'd be nice to have a 'Piggy Axe' section on this site.


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potatolord
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posted November 15, 2005 16:41     Profile for potatolord   Email potatolord     Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
I'm new here- I've only found this site as I recently heard the sad news about Piggy. As a nipper I loved VoiVod and I recently started listening to them again.

Piggy was a truly talented musician who made challenging but fascinating music. He'll be missed greatly by me and many others.

I'll be visiting this forum again in the near future to catch up on the news.


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Ron Mc Gregor
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posted November 15, 2005 18:54     Profile for Ron Mc Gregor   Email Ron Mc Gregor     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Welcome!

And what's your favorite album/song from Voïvod?

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schroeder
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posted November 15, 2005 19:29     Profile for schroeder   Email schroeder     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
welcome POTATOLORD

visit often - lear a lot - laugh a lot - thrash always

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Mr Eddy
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posted November 15, 2005 23:36     Profile for Mr Eddy   Email Mr Eddy     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
I'm glad to see that Piggy's getting a lot of recognition. It seems like every other music magazine printed something about his passing and now there was this beautiful memorial.

Oh yeah, and the pictures went out great. Thanks for the link!


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Maldororz
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posted November 16, 2005 09:03     Profile for Maldororz   Email Maldororz     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by potatolord:
I'm new here- I've only found this site as I recently heard the sad news about Piggy. As a nipper I loved VoiVod and I recently started listening to them again.

Piggy was a truly talented musician who made challenging but fascinating music. He'll be missed greatly by me and many others.

I'll be visiting this forum again in the near future to catch up on the news.


Potatolord? What kind of a stupid nick is that? *looks at potatolord's profile*

Oh, you're from the UK, that explains it...

Welcome aboard!!!


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potatolord
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posted November 16, 2005 16:33     Profile for potatolord   Email potatolord     Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Fave song? Probably Order of the Black Guards off Killing Technology. Hmm. Actually it could well be Ravenous Medicine. Or maybe Megasolutions to Macroproblems. Or...
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Ron Mc Gregor
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posted November 17, 2005 11:26     Profile for Ron Mc Gregor   Email Ron Mc Gregor     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by potatolord:
Fave song? Probably Order of the Black Guards off Killing Technology.

That's Away's favourite cut on that album. At least, as October 28th, 2005. We were talking of old Voivod on our way to the St-Hyacinthe concert.

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http://www.lucienfrancoeur.com/voivod_stuff.html
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