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Re: August 3 2006, De Effenaar Eindhoven (Holland)
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oh, and another plus for the Effenaar they sold the concert promo posters for 50 eurocents...nice decoration for my music room in my new appartment!

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Re: August 3 2006, De Effenaar Eindhoven (Holland)
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The venue is quite nice I think, okay, nothing beats good ol' paradiso (amsterdam), but the accoustics are fine!

BTW, Jelger...if you have some nice pics from the Eindhoven gig, could you post them or e-mail them to me in hi-res? I'd really appreciate it...

Cheers,
Bert

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Re: August 3 2006, De Effenaar Eindhoven (Holland)
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Hi,

Long time since I posted anything here! But since last night was such a great rocking concert, I had to put a little note here...

I think Heather really enjoyed to ROCK again, although it is always a bit difficult to judge (she is not very communicative). It was really refreshing to hear the band rock - last years she mainly played intimate evenings and accoustic gigs.

I am pretty sure I saw Johan walking around - I did not want to disturb you as you probably also want your rest during the concerts! ;)

The people in the crowd were way too loud where I was standing, at some point I really had to count to 10 in order not to slap someone and instead use words. But how annoying can drunk people be...

Great concert (best in years!),

Cheers,
Bert

Posted on: 2006/8/4 10:43
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Re: August 3 2006, De Effenaar Eindhoven (Holland)
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Hi,

It's me again, been very silent for the last couple of months on this forum. But, I'm doing very fine...so don't worry!

Happy to hear that this time it will be a rock concert, although I really enjoyed the intimate evening in Amsterdam (row 3 wasn't too bad).

I'll make sure to get tickets soon!

The Effenaar is really a nice and modern venue, been there last October at an 80s Party. Nevertheless, the accoustic experts (my girlfriend) tell me that it isn't properly constructed and that there's quite some resonance...

Let's find out...I am sure Heather will do just fine!

Cheers,
Bert

Posted on: 2006/3/27 12:36
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Re: March 20, 2006, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Pepsi Stage
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Kyleho...better for rang 1 (or best available), it should be fine...

I don't have time to call these guys, but you can view the map of the hall and some pics which will give you some idea regarding ROW 2 or ROW 19

http://www.pepsistage.nl/zaalinfo.html

OK - off to work again...

ps. strange to buy tickets the day before the tickets would go on sale...huh?!

the one and only dutchbert

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Re: March 20, 2006, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Pepsi Stage
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row 2, seats 47-49...

I only wonder whether there will be 50 chairs next to each other? than these seat numbers are pretty high and I'm a little afraid of sitting on the outer right or left...

hmmm...well, at least I got the tickets!

cheers, b.

Posted on: 2005/12/16 13:57
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Re: March 20, 2006, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Pepsi Stage
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I'm also going for the regular sales start!

All these different payment methods drive me crazy...what do they want from me!?!?

I'll just use my credit card to try and get some front-row tickets!

Watched the DVD Live at the Union Chapel yesterday again, to get in the mood!

But it was also a bit depressing to know that I am not going to the beautiful Union Chapel but rather to a Pepsi Cola Soft Drinks Advertisement Stage...but okay...

But still it bothers me...why didn't she choose to do a gig at Paradiso or the Melkweg...I really don't get it...

Posted on: 2005/12/12 17:04
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The Black Keys
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Bluesy and rocky...anyone?

Just bought their CD "Rubber Factory"

Great band...sounds a bit "old" in a positive way. Probably used some analogue recording stuff and old amps...

Posted on: 2005/12/12 13:56
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Re: What are you listening to?
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the black keys - girl is on my mind

(great bluesy rocky thingy)

Posted on: 2005/12/8 10:07
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Re: March 20, 2006, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Pepsi Stage
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...but budgetticket doubled (55 instead of 27 euro) the prices!!!!! and the tickets officially go on sale only on the 17th of december...so, better use the ticketservice.nl.

the gig in Groningen is confirmed at ticketservice, the gig in A'dam not yet...

...and if she wants to do an intimate concert...let's please do it at Paradiso or at the Milkyway (melkweg)!

I'll follow this closely...

Posted on: 2005/12/8 10:02
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Re: Within Temptation
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I think it's a nice band...they have changed over the years from a very small and 'simple' band to probably the biggest Dutch rock/gothic/metal band...touring intensively throughout Europe and probably even south-america.

I found their 2nd release the best, an EP called 'The Dance'. There was the real dramatic gothic theme in optima forma in song called the 'the other half" (or something similar). a beauty and the beast song, with female vocals and grace and freezing/scary male grunts...

Gerd; maybe you just don't like her voice? I think Heather's voice sounds the same in most of her songs...but probably you mean that you missed some intensity? I guess that can be true...they have been touring a lot I believe so maybe it just wasn't her day...probably more than Heather (but that's maybe not so difficult)

I must say I didn't buy their latest album (I know their 'trick' and think they're live more interesting), it is good though I would say. It's more 'commercial' without the 'scary' grunts...only the lovely female vocals nowadays...

Well...just my 2 cts.

Posted on: 2005/11/21 15:54
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Re: *ATTENTION* Heather Nova - Redbird Contest
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unfortunately I haven't received my prize yet...maybe you lost my address?

I'll PM you again...cause I would not want to miss the Welcome promo single of course...

Posted on: 2005/11/17 12:49
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Re: Music you plan to buy
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Christina wrote:
Hmm. For me:

Elliott Smith - Figure 8
Elliott Smith - XO
Elliott Smith - Anything else by him but not From a Basement on the Hill (I bought it this week) and Either/Or ( I don't like it)


hmm...aha...I probably like Either/Or the best...then XO, then Figure 8...and then I don'n really know...probably Basement, Roman Candle and Elliott Smith...

What don't you like from Either/Or? Just curious...

Posted on: 2005/11/16 10:38
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Re: Music you plan to buy
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fantanicity wrote:
Savage Garden - Truly Madly Completely - The Greatest Hits

Keep on - Will Young




Are you sure?!

Why would you?!

Well, taste differs...

Posted on: 2005/11/16 10:35
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Re: Admiral Freebee (promting a Belgian rocker/singer-songwriter)
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I've seen a mongolian bbq in Dublin...as a teaser maybe...in the Temple Bar area. some kind of restaurant I believe...

but I thought this topic was about Admiral Freebee!

Posted on: 2005/11/10 12:35
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Re: Madonna "Confessions on the Dance Floor"
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heard already 2 additional songs on Dutch radio...some dj's don't care about breaking "the release rules".

the single is great when in a pub/dancing, probably to a large extent due to Abba's tune. One song was also good and a bit mysterious, whereas this morning I heard an IMO cheap dance track rip off thingie...

But for 47-yrs old, she doing pretty fine I must admit.

Posted on: 2005/11/9 13:01
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Re: Admiral Freebee (promting a Belgian rocker/singer-songwriter)
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Gerrit wrote:
If you feel like visiting Belfast, gimme a sign and I'll guide you around.

I got a bit fed up of Dublin, it's so expensive to live there and it's a city for those who like nightlife and going out, those who like to be amongst other people frequently. It is nice to visit and nice in the beginning, but after a year I had enough of it. Belfast is more quiet but also more interesting because of its past. I still enjoy a day trip to Dublin for a concert or so, but I think it's a city one enjoys better as a visitor than as an inhabitant. I enjoy Belfast more as a place of habitat personally.


I'll keep that in mind, thanks for the offer!

I guess I can understand what you mean regarding the prices and the nightlife! It cost me a fortune, but I enjoyed every single cent of it...indeed as a visitor, I guess it is the same for most cities, it's completely different when you actually live there or just going there for a weekend...

aren't you originally from Belgium? who did you end up in Ireland?

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Re: Admiral Freebee (promting a Belgian rocker/singer-songwriter)
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the "There's a road (Noorderlaan)" lyrics are great indeed:

first they tell you how to walk
but you really wanna run
they tell you how to swim
you don't know how it feels to drown



btw, Gerrit; any luck in purchasing some of his music?

btw btw, was in Dublin last weekend, great city! really enjoyed the Irish spirit!

Posted on: 2005/11/7 15:36
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Re: What music have you bought recently?
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Grandaddy - Under a western freeway (?) - the cd with AM 180 on it!

Golden oldie, bought it second-hand in Dublin where I was this weekend. Great city; with even better pubs!

Posted on: 2005/11/7 11:09
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Re: Alanis Morisette "Crazy"
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Alanis is sooooooo passé!

Well at least in my opinion...what kind of creative things did she come up with lately?

Dusting of the classic Jagged Little Pill album in an accoustic setting? Covering 'Crazy' without adding anything to it...



Posted on: 2005/11/2 19:16
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Re: TOOL
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@ bene:
It's not that I don't/didn't like Silverchair - I think they matured pretty much with their album Neon Ballroom which was pretty good imo. I just don't see any parallel between the 2 bands nor their development(s). But okay...it doesn't really matter.

@ Christina:
aha...the best rock there is?! interesting discussion topic I would say!

Is Limbo a Swedish city/village? I thought you were a Dutch living in the south here, in Limburg which is sometimes referred to as Limbo-land.

Posted on: 2005/10/31 10:33
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Re: Daylight Saving Time ends this week-end
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I enjoyed St Martin's day, although I'm not a Catholic...still as a protestant I enjoyed the candies you would get as a kid knocking on doors with a lantern!

When I was younger...
So much younger than today...


Posted on: 2005/10/28 12:08
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Re: great movies morphing into anime!!
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My favorite movies:
- everything from Quentin Tarantino (except From Dusk Til Dawn)
- The Usual Suspects
- Last of the Mohicans
- Reykjavik 101
- Festen (dogma films!)
- The Blair Witch Project

Something like that...

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Re: music inquiry in public places
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bernd wrote:
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DutchBert wrote:
Regarding throwing away tv-sets, I am sure the Germans have some strict environmental rules for that.

sure, but you can give the broken tv-set to "Wertstoffsammelstellen" or "Wertstoffhöfe" for free.


hehe, just what I expected to hear from my Eastern-neighbours! for everything there are procedures or rules, it's ever more regulated that the Netherlands!

Tschuess!

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Re: music inquiry in public places
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my problem is that the 'average joe' does every month crazier and more useless things to show some kind of talent...

'average joe' is exploited for the fun of others, rather than really getting a chance to show his/her talent. but that's just my opinion...

Regarding throwing away tv-sets, I am sure the Germans have some strict environmental rules for that. I think Germany has some pretty strict environmental regulations which are even considered sometimes as too strict and going too far (like the recollection of bottles and cans - 'Pfandflaschen', which I think was finally forbidden by the EU)

Well...just my 2cts.

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Re: music inquiry in public places
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We have that TV licence too. It means that if you own a TV you must pay, doesn't matter if it works or not. Silly.


hmmmm...maybe not so silly. It is used to provide public TV, which ensures some high(er) quality TV programms compared to the usually vulgar and artificial commercial TV stations.

I think it's worth it...at least in the Netherlands where we have 3 national/public channels (no state television however!!!) and a bunch of 7 commercial channels which I really dislike.

Commercial TV usually lacks content and aims at the 'cheap laughs' and the 'overdramatic' reality soaps. But Andy Warhol was right...everyone can get his 15 minutes of fame these days on TV.

Disgusting.

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Re: TOOL
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Well, the critics said that Face Tomorrow is now growing softer and left out the "metal parts" - what maybe should mean the harder guitar parts? - which reminded me a bit of Silverchair's decline with "Diorama". In the end they thought it's good radio stuff.


I don't think softer is the right word, more balanced and subtle perhaps. Furthermore, FT was never a metal-band, it maybe heavy rock but certainly not metal! I recommend listening to their Lowlands gig at the link I provided in one of my previous posts...they have pretty quiet and melodic parts in their songs, still the chorus usually rocks big time! Especially live they have a pretty full and heavy (bass) sound.

Let's not compare it with Silverchair ok!

Well regarding radio-friendliness, in principle it should be (remember the hits of Korn and Limp Bizkit e.g.), but I guess its not enough bubblegum nor extreme enough. It's just an unpolished diamant for the real music fan

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Re: music inquiry in public places
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Yep...it's true, you have to pay for the music you 'play/broadcast' in a public domain like a store or a shopping mall.

Still for relative large chains (WalMart for example) the money to be paid is obviously next to nothing.

My dentist is still playing a cd (or perhaps even vinyl) instrumentals from the 70's...so annoying...one of the reasons I go there too often (or should I say seldom?)

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Re: What are you listening to?
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haha, ok - thanks, just wanted to be sure!

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Re: Order the Oyster Songs!
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I don't see any need to re-order this album...it's perfect the way it is to me.

Posted on: 2005/10/27 10:20
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Re: You should (check out:) Face Tomorrow
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Sorry...need to promote this band further...

Check: http://3voor12.vpro.nl/3voor12/player/related.jsp?number=23801212

Face Tomorrow Accoustic Session @ Lowlands 2005

For those who think or fear this is too heavy rocking, listen to the stripped down songs...I bet you'll get the goosebumps!

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Re: What are you listening to?
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Anke wrote:
Devendra Banhart - We all know


do we?!

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Re: TOOL
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http://3voor12.vpro.nl/3voor12/groups/index.jsp?groups=5198525

especially want to suggest listening to their Lowlands-festival set of 2005. great indication of their live performance...

@ Christina: TSOOL ?!

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Re: TOOL
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Bene wrote:
I had a look at the Face Tomorrow HP and read some articles about them (these didn't sound very enthusiastic - which might be a good sign!), I'll have a look the next time in the music store (...if there's some money in my pocket again).
Thank you for the hint!


hmmm...not sure how to interpret the 'not very enthusiastic' argument...

but check this link http://3voor12.vpro.nl/3voor12/groups/index.jsp?groups=5198525 before going to your store, here you can listen/view some live recordings (haven't watched it myself, but I was already 3 times at their shows this year, so I already know it is good)

cheers mate!

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Re: *ATTENTION* Heather Nova - Redbird Contest
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Whoohoooo....lucky winners we are!

Thanks Gerd!!! And the rest of HNN!!!

Keep up the good work! I'll be more than happy to provide you with my further ideas and opinions in any kind of contest

Good night (for now)!

Cheers, Bert

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Re: *ATTENTION* Heather Nova - Redbird Contest
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wow!

this is exciting...

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Re: TOOL
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haha, you guessed right...I also prefer Tool over A Perfect Circle.

Not that APC is bad, its still a great rock band, a bit more mainstream (not negatively meant!). Therefore, it is especially the voice of MJK that makes the difference.

Whereas Tool is a really unique band. Each individual within the band is a real great musician...amazing drums, bass, guitar-riffs, vocals...

Tool is more complex and therefore a bit difficult to get into perhaps. But once you step inside, you won't get out easily

Tool is powerplay at a very high-level, it really stands out and is difficult too put in a specific genre or scene.

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Re: Admiral Freebee (promting a Belgian rocker/singer-songwriter)
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i don't know about legal downloads for the admiral.

maybe you should buy his full-length cd(s) at Plato Online (www.plato.nl)

his first cd costs only 9,95 euro, within the e.e.c. it would cost 3,20 per c.d. to send, or 4,55 to send 2 c.d.s

you won't regret buying his cd's, I am pretty sure...

good luck, cheers, b.

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You should (check out:) Face Tomorrow
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FACE TOMORROW (www.facetomorrow.net)

A Dutch/Rotterdam-based (emo)rock band.

Their singer is sometimes compared with Tool's Maynard James Keenan.

A great (live) band...and also touring quite some in Germany, Belgium and the UK (even went to the US for some gigs).

On their website you will find some music to listen to and also some video's, or go to 3voor12.nl (http://3voor12.vpro.nl/3voor12/groups/index.jsp?groups=5198525)

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Re: TOOL
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If you really like TOOL, you may also like a band called...

FACE TOMORROW (www.facetomorrow.net)

A Dutch/Rotterdam-based (emo)rock band. Their singer is sometimes compared with Tool's Maynard James Keenan. A great (live) band...and also touring quite some in Germany, Belgium and the UK (even went to the US for some gigs)

(I'll post this also as a separate message, as it's not for Tool-fans only )

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