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World Chat / Re: The TUTS Jukebox > What Are You Playing This Week?
« on: November 14, 2019, 09:13:45 AM »
Been playing lots of music recently, e.g.
Adrian Borland & the Citizens - Alexandria (beautiful album)
The Waterboys (new and old albums)
Heather Nova (Live Nov. 2009)
The Cure (Live in Hyde Park dvd)
The Damned (MGE & more)
Hands Off Gretel
Hugo Race Fatalists

and I want to play:
The Adverts - Cast Of Thousands
Ruts DC
and many more

Been re-watching some movies, all of them written by Taylor Sheridan (also directed one of 'em):
Sicario, Hell or high water, Wind River

you watched the whole thing for 8 hours, but the mystery still wasn't explained, so you complained?  ;D

Horror film quiz...
I got 10/12, but I'm sure that other TUTS can do better.

Don't be so sure. Only 8/12, but then again I'm not that keen on "horror" films.

World Chat / Re: Neil Young
« on: November 07, 2019, 11:17:00 AM »

Congrats on that to him!  8)

(Haven't bought the new album w/ CH yet, what I heard so far wasn't really convincing...)

"It hurts a little to play now where it didn't before. I don't hear quite as well as I did before. My voice is not like it was before.

"Show me something that is like it was before. I feel good about the future. The idea is, do not stop moving."


TV Live / Re: TV gigs 2019
« on: November 06, 2019, 06:12:27 PM »
Yes, Pushed Again has become a "staple" in the live shows for a number of years now (especially, I think, since it was included on TV's "Acoustic Sessions Vol.1" album)!  8)

So, you might ask, what’s my problem? Why not just let superhero films and other franchise films be? The reason is simple. In many places around this country and around the world, franchise films are now your primary choice if you want to see something on the big screen. It’s a perilous time in film exhibition, and there are fewer independent theaters than ever. The equation has flipped and streaming has become the primary delivery system. Still, I don’t know a single filmmaker who doesn’t want to design films for the big screen, to be projected before audiences in theaters.

That includes me, and I’m speaking as someone who just completed a picture for Netflix. It, and it alone, allowed us to make “The Irishman” the way we needed to, and for that I’ll always be thankful. We have a theatrical window, which is great. Would I like the picture to play on more big screens for longer periods of time? Of course I would. But no matter whom you make your movie with, the fact is that the screens in most multiplexes are crowded with franchise pictures.

And if you’re going to tell me that it’s simply a matter of supply and demand and giving the people what they want, I’m going to disagree. It’s a chicken-and-egg issue. If people are given only one kind of thing and endlessly sold only one kind of thing, of course they’re going to want more of that one kind of thing.

The situation, sadly, is that we now have two separate fields: There’s worldwide audiovisual entertainment, and there’s cinema. They still overlap from time to time, but that’s becoming increasingly rare. And I fear that the financial dominance of one is being used to marginalize and even belittle the existence of the other.

I think I will go and watch this in cinema:
The pair – the film industry’s equivalent of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards – are bona fide living legends, the greatest US actors of their generation, able to wipe the floor with modern lightweights such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Daniel Day-Lewis. Or that is what we would like to believe, anyway. Today, they have rolled into London as the main attraction on the press roadshow for The Irishman, Martin Scorsese’s monumental new gangster picture – and there is a lot to get through. “Wow,” says Pacino at one point, casting his mind back across the pair’s career-long relationship. “We’ve known each other for a really long time.”

TV Live / Re: TV Gigs 2020
« on: October 31, 2019, 03:44:17 PM »
If we can believe Ents24 (see above!) Tim helps kick off the 100 Club's Resolution Festival on 3/1/20:

Seems to be true:

Even 'Eloise' was bearable 'cause they slaughtered a victim live on stage...

Ha ha ha. Sounds like fun.

DV definitely got to use his sense of "theatricals/staginess" for this "event".  8)

Black is the night:

Apparently this was an attempt to get into the "Guiness World Of Records". (More details later, if and when i find them.)
The show was dubbed “The Night of a Thousand Vampires”, and was simultaneously an attempt to break the record for the largest gathering of people dressed as vampires. The crowd duly obliged: the theatre was a vision of capes, fangs and fake blood.

Interesting setlists with a few covers thrown in!

Some vids I saw looked like a fabulous show.

TV Live / Re: TV gigs 2019
« on: October 29, 2019, 10:44:03 AM »
Daydreaming (well I cant find it on the UK set-lists!) and also in the set was a first for me in Ghosts of Westminster. 

Thanks for the review. Only time I heard Daydreaming was at an "Earthbound" show in Essen years ago (I think)!

TV Live / Re: TV gigs 2019
« on: October 19, 2019, 11:39:07 AM »
So, the Gig in Siegen was the Best TV Gig in Siegen so far  ;D

How many times did he play in Siegen? Was it the first gig there?   ;)

World Chat / Re: The Cure
« on: October 19, 2019, 11:38:00 AM »

Although Robert Smith says he hopes the Cure never truly fit in with the cultural landscape, he is very aware of just how unusual the group’s success has been over the past four decades. “One of the lovely things about the band is that we’re able to headline Glastonbury, play Hyde Park, and be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but we’re still considered to be slightly weird and outsider kind of band,” he tells Rolling Stone on a call from England. “It’s a perfect position to be in.”

When was the last time you had hope?
There was a brief moment in the late Seventies, before Ronnie [Reagan] and Maggie [Thatcher], that you thought, “Hey, maybe the world is moving in the right direction very, very slowly. And honestly, since the Cure started, it’s been a relentless downward slide as far as I can see. I have no idea. I can see the reasons why, and I’ve read books and articles about why, but it’s very sad that kind of the hope that was around [the moon landing] is over. The technology and space race has had much more to do with the military-industrial complex than most people perhaps understand.

Do you feel artists should be more political nowadays?
I don’t think there’s a rule. Some artists are very good at it. It requires a number of different things. One is the music that you make has to reinforce where you’re going with what you’re saying. And from a young age, I’ve always held what could be considered a socialist viewpoint on the world. That’s why I wail against inequality. What’s wrong with the world is essentially inequality. But it isn’t reflected in what I want the Cure to be. I wanted the Cure to be something that I could escape into.
Behind the scenes, the Cure has always been politically active but usually pretty anonymously. It suits the way the band works, and everyone is much more comfortable with that rather than me being overt. They despair sometimes when I’ve had a few beers and I’ve done shows and I start spouting off. They’re like, “Please, don’t start.” Because once I start, it’s very hard to stop. I think it’s a great thing to be able to get up in front of people and convince people of what’s right and what’s wrong, although that depends on who you think is right and who is wrong.

Do you think much about where the Cure fit in in 2019?
I hope the Cure don’t fit in in 2019. I don’t think the Cure have ever fitted in, so no, it doesn’t bother me at all. I’m overwhelmed by the love that the band gets as we play around the world this year.

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