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World Of TUTS / Re: TUTS Forum 2019
« on: June 11, 2019, 01:19:06 PM »
I can access this forum on my smartphone for many years already.  :)

Wow, I assumed this was the problem, as reportedly Tj told some people he met at gigs "I can't get on"... looks like I was totally wrong and there's other problems for him... Did he ever ask you or tell you about this? ???

(Anyway, make sure he can't get on!!! ;D)

World Of TUTS / Re: TUTS Forum 2019
« on: June 11, 2019, 12:54:27 PM »
Will it be accessible via smartphone and such?

Then make sure Tj still can't get back on or we will drown in updates & new posts...  ;D  ;)

World Chat / Re: Glen Matlock interview
« on: June 11, 2019, 08:54:55 AM »

It’s an unavoidable fact that any reference to Glen Matlock usually has the words “legend,” “icon” or “pioneer” attached to it. And while the original Sex Pistol doesn’t shy away from his past as a punk luminary, he isn’t living in it, either.

“I say, ‘F**k that, listen to the new record,’” said Matlock. “That’s what I’m more interested in. The past is the past. It was so long ago I can barely remember it, apart from the fact that people ask you about it. I don’t even think about it. I don’t get up in the morning thinking, ‘Oh, you used to be in the Sex Pistols.’ It’s not like that. I’m more interested in writing a new song. That’s what I find interesting is the sense of achievement somehow and how can I get from A to B. It’s a battle. I think basically my quest is to get people to think about what I’m doing now so I don’t have to live in the past all the time.”

World Chat / Re: The Great Brexit Mistake?
« on: June 11, 2019, 08:51:31 AM »
This couldn't have been expressed any better than you have done...

Well I'm not quitting my dayjob just yet (lack of originality...)!  ;D

World Chat / Re: The Great Brexit Mistake?
« on: June 07, 2019, 07:18:39 PM »
How CRAZY is our political system?

Is it so see-through?
Maybe the "newshound" who told us about "No Control" was right about the Great British Mistake...
You'll need a strong horse to pull the carriage out of this rut...
Are you second class citizens, who'll be buried by the machine instead of visiting Eurodisneyland tomorrow?
What was the last true thing you heard? The future used to be better?
I know what you want: a ticket out of here...

Nils Lofgren's latest album, Blue With Lou, contains five previously-unreleased songs he co-wrote with Lou Reed. The album serves not only as a fitting tribute to his late friend and collaborator but a reminder of Lofgren's prowess as a guitarist, songwriter, bandleader, and vocalist.

The backstory? In 1978 Lofgren was working on his album Nils with producer Bob Ezrin (Alice Cooper, KISS, Pink Floyd). The former Grin member had written a handful of tunes with six-string wunderkind Dick Wagner, but there was still a missing element. Ezrin, who'd produced Reed's classic Berlin effort, suggested a meeting with the Velvet Underground maestro. The trio watched football, then talked shop. Lofgren didn't feel his words were his greatest strength; Reed, who could turn a street hustler's toothpick into a novellike set of lyrics, constantly fussed over the music.

Lofgren slipped his newfound friend a tape with 13 tunes, wondering if there'd be synergy. In the wee hours of the morning, some weeks later, Reed woke Lofgren up with a phone call and dictated a set of lyrics for each of the musical numbers. Reed ultimately used three of the tunes for his 1979 set The Bells; Lofgren used some songs for Nils. Others showed up over the next 20-plus years.

World Chat / Re: The Cure
« on: May 31, 2019, 12:06:55 PM »
Thanks for the info, I shared it with Curefans.

...he doesn't look well to me.

Well, all i can say is: I saw/heard Robert Smith of The Cure. Maybe looking a little more bloated than last time I saw him.

My guess is: he's rich enough, if he felt unwell he wouldn't announce the shows (or could cancel them)...

World Chat / Re: The Cure
« on: May 30, 2019, 06:40:30 PM »
Seriously, Bobo doesn't look at all well. Does he have health issues Uli?

I have no idea... will ask him if I ever get to meet him.  ;)

Well, some journos called him "Fat Bob" around the time I first read about him (1985), so...
He's 60 and still likes beer (I guess), so...
As far as I can tell he can still do the (near) 3 hour shows of The Cure, so...  8)

World Chat / Re: The Cure
« on: May 30, 2019, 12:40:40 PM »
Currently watching the stream from Australia, SOH:


TV Live / Re: TV gigs 2019
« on: May 27, 2019, 02:52:02 PM »
Just back ... for Jamie to step in at the last minute and pull out the performances that he did was incredible.

Thanks, always good to read about the current gigs!  8)

Why Play a Music CD? ‘No Ads, No Privacy Terrors, No Algorithms’

Streaming services have revolutionized the discovery of songs, but here’s why Ben Sisario, who covers the music industry, still likes to listen to compact discs.
To be honest, my preferred way to listen to music is on CD, as unfashionable as that might be. You push a button, the music plays, and then it’s over — no ads, no privacy terrors, no algorithms!

What are the pros and cons of the streaming model for musicians big and small?

The big positive is the vast potential exposure. Streaming eliminated the cost barrier to sampling new music, and playlists constantly put new songs in front of people. Theoretically, at least, there are more chances than ever for a song to be a hit.

But, as they say, you can die of exposure. Megahits still generate millions of dollars in royalties, and Spotify’s official mission statement is “giving a million creative artists the opportunity to live off their art.”

Yet for artists beneath the megahit level — and that is the vast majority of them — the jury is still out. I’ve seen royalty statements for well-known indie acts that suggest they can earn a decent middle-class living from their streams. I’ve also talked to very successful songwriters who say their income has been decimated by streaming and by the new model for pop songwriting, in which five or six — or 30 — people divvy up the same sliver of royalties.

World Chat / Re: Johnny Moped gigs
« on: May 24, 2019, 04:15:08 PM »

"Basically, Johnny Moped: Dreamworld" (a short film by Fred Burns)

World Chat / Re: The Great Brexit Mistake?
« on: May 24, 2019, 04:06:34 PM »
I wish I knew how to help...  :-\ ::)  :(

World Chat / Re: The Great Brexit Mistake?
« on: May 24, 2019, 12:07:06 PM »
Please NOT Boris next!!!!!

Exactly my thoughts, would make matters worse probably.  ::)

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