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Re: October 26, 2008 - Amsterdam (the Netherlands) Paradiso
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okay... not as good as Jelger's pics, but from the other angle:

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Posted on: 2008/10/31 0:08
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Re: October 27, 2008 - Eindhoven (the Netherlands) Effenaar
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OK - finally managed to unearth my password after a long time not visiting... I will upload next week on DIME the entire Eindhoven show on video, shot from the back of the Effenaar with my Sony Cybershot T200 camera, about 97 minutes of play.

Several glitches (discovered camera goes in auto-standby while recording video every 10 minutes, grr), a bit shaky at times, shot from far... by no means something to scream for, but a nice memory for those who were there and something to look at for those who (like me) can't make the Berlin link work on Linux (btw, I'd appreciate if anyone could help out with that !).

A couple of screenshots (slightly reduced quality, as this forum doesn't allow me to post .png files - have to convert them to .jpg... tsk, tsk) to give an idea of what the video will look like.

And yes, as someone mentioned - some dutchies suck pretty much as a concert crowd, chatting on quiet songs. Duh. The Eindhoven crowd in the back was the worst of the three shows I've attended, many people leaving before the second encore.
Shame, shame.

ciao :)

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Posted on: 2008/10/30 22:07
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Re: Katie Melua - Piece by Piece
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You're either doing other stuff with your bandwidth or have a badly configured BT client... I'm now at 8.4%, uploading @ 25KBps, downloading @ 53KBps (KBytes/s not kbits/s, please take note). Estimated completion before I wake up tomorrow morning

Speaking of which, it's time I take a nap before watching at least the first half of the NFL Monday Night game

Posted on: 2006/9/26 1:33
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Re: Katie Melua - Piece by Piece
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gerd wrote:
omg, 1 seeder(s), 62 leecher(s)

That makes no sense in the next days.


Ah, you're so silly

Many are already at 80% and I'm currently at 4.5% complete after 16 minutes downloading... tsk tsk Gerd, you seem in need to take BitTorrent update classes

Posted on: 2006/9/26 1:20
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Re: Katie Melua - Piece by Piece
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As we were talking a couple of days ago, here's the TV digital recording of the Sopot performance:

Katie Melua - Sopot 2.9.06 torrent on DIME

Posted on: 2006/9/26 1:06
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Re: The italian Redbird ...
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Well as I said I've never seen the Redbird CD in italian shops... however since you're such a cool guy I'll take a trip to Milan on September 30 exclusively to hunt down in three-four places where the CD might be reasonably found - and if it isn't there, then it's probably only on the website that has been posted in the thread

Posted on: 2006/9/22 23:43
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Re: Next concert plans
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I'd also like to go see Muse in Milan in December... but they play the Forum - a 13000 capacity arena, while I saw them in the Milan showcase last June at the Rolling Stone, a club that holds maybe 1500, and despite being a short 65 minute gig it was *intense* and close.

Also have some curiosity about Juliette Lewis and Evanescence.

Pearl Jam in Verona and Milan were GREAT. Setlists have been so different that in the 28-song set in Verona and the 27-song set in Milan only 9 songs were performed both nights. WOW !

Posted on: 2006/9/22 23:37
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Re: The italian Redbird ...
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Hmm, never seen it in shops.

I must have bought my copy in New York last November, when over there for the Springsteen acoustic shows in NJ... go figure.

If you need any help with the language of course just ask - my Italian is even a wee bit better than my English

Posted on: 2006/9/22 22:55
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Re: Which book(s) are you reading ?
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American Gods by Neil Gaiman.

It's nothing like the Sandman legendary work, but it's entertaining...

Posted on: 2006/9/22 22:30
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Re: Win a live picture of Heather Nova 2006
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Hey - I've been swamped in the last two weeks and not a chance to even say THANK YOU GERD !! for the absolutely stunning picture that I received end of last week (and opened just yesterday).

Mmm... truly beautiful

But I must admit I changed my PC background... and it's not Heather anymore... will post it in the Pics section

Will look into the new pics next week - haven't actually ended my busy period and will leave for the mountains in the weekend and have to wake up early tomorrow...

Posted on: 2006/9/22 22:18
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Re: What are you eating ?
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Pringles... Greek Style Cheese with a touch of Avocado Oil.
Supposedly 33% less fat than regular Pringles

Posted on: 2006/9/1 22:12
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Re: What song is stuck in your head right now?
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Katie Melua - Crawling Up A Hill

(never heard Sandi Thom either)

Posted on: 2006/9/1 21:44
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Re: Lisa Germano
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No Italian shows... oh well. I wasn't that hot about it anyway... enjoy you Lisa-goers !

Posted on: 2006/9/1 0:30
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Re: How many spam mails do you get each day?
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In the neighborhood of 30-50 a day. As Cassander and Bernd mentioned, it's enough to have been on the 'net on mailing lists for a while, and your address is collectable from archives of such lists.

I usually mention the "Google test" - if your name shows up when looking it up on Google, you will receive spam.
Given that I can still find my posts on linux-related lists since 1996, it comes as no surprise that I get spam.

Spyware (for Windows users) will also look in mail program address books - so if you're in the address book of someone who isn't really careful with Windows security (which means 90%+ of Windows users), that's another source of spam.

Posted on: 2006/8/31 21:15
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Re: August 2 2006, Paard van Troje, The Hague, Netherlands
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Thanks Bernd ! I just think I have spotted myself in one of the stage pics, 2nd row in front of someone with raised arms slightly right-of-center... ahh, the pleasure of having been there

Posted on: 2006/8/31 21:08
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Re: August 2 2006, Paard van Troje, The Hague, Netherlands
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Yup, if someone has links to pics it'd be great - MSIE doesn't exist for Linux...

Posted on: 2006/8/31 20:43
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Re: August 2 2006, Paard van Troje, The Hague, Netherlands
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Thanks Jelger ! The pics on the website look great !

Also thanks Paris for your pics... from the picture names it really shows you're in love with Heather

Posted on: 2006/8/30 12:46
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Re: Win a live picture of Heather Nova 2006
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Quote:

gerd wrote:
here are the winners:

redgaul
RationalDreamer
Alessandro

congratulations!

there will be another chance to win something when i post the next pictures. stay tuned


Now, that's a BIG surprise - I never win anything ! Wow !

Uhm, it's better to check out that ticket I bought in April for a May lottery then

PM with address coming...

Posted on: 2006/8/30 12:31
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Re: Katie Melua - Piece by Piece
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Well to be fair to Gerd...

1) I also had four beers (though wouldn't go for the 5th)
2) it was only 0.33l per beer (less than a pint)
3) beer alcohol content was on the light side


Posted on: 2006/8/27 19:25
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Re: Katie Melua - Piece by Piece
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Oh, and the Katie DVD I was mentioning is the

SWR3 New Pop Festival - Rastatt, Germany, 17 September 2004

Still being torrented on DIME:

SWR3 17.9.2004 DVD

(I should be able to come back help seeding tomorrow night when I come back from Udine)

In the meantime I noticed there's also the Baden-Baden DVB source on DIME, which I missed earlier, so I'm also jumping on that torrent
Baden-Baden 1.3.2006 DVB

Posted on: 2006/8/27 19:07
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Re: Which heathernova.net members have you met so far ?
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Johandeman and Didier in Den Haag
Gerd and Fritz in Mainz for the Rheinland-Pfalz openair with Katie Melua

Posted on: 2006/8/27 18:49
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Re: Katie Melua - Piece by Piece
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Yes it was a very good show, worth taking the trip to Germany. Katie Melua can do quiet songs but also more upbeat tunes as Crawling Up A Hill; I'm still biting my fingers from missing her in San Francisco in July

Will definitely try and catch her live in smaller venues, where noisy youngsters on intimate songs don't exist...

Gem of the day: Gerd complaining he couldn't get his 5th beer as the Rheinland-Pfalz security people told him they were closing down the place

Posted on: 2006/8/27 18:44
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Re: New album
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Quote:

Cassander wrote:
I guess time will tell and we'll likely all disagree.


Nah, I don't think so.



[/me heads off to bed, wake up call in 5 hours to fly to Germany for the Melua show]

Posted on: 2006/8/25 22:42
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Re: Next concert plans
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gerd wrote:
the concert "details" for saturday:

19:45-23:30
Tobias Regner
Simple Minds
Katie Melua

weather: maximum of 20 deegress. night 12 deegrees celsius. possibility of showers and thunder and lightning.


Temperatures seem okay... hope not to get a rainy one.

I still get the shivers remembering 28 June 2003 in Milan for the Springsteen & E Street Band show in the San Siro stadium: TWO hours under the deluge.

My mobile phone, which was INSIDE my pouch UNDER the rain jacket, had a couple of keys that came back to life two days later

Posted on: 2006/8/23 22:09
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Re: "Filthy" jokes
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Chris91275 wrote:
Funny coincidence...today I just received the copy of Katie's CD "Nine Million Bicylces" Have fun there, Gerd and Alessandro!


Thanks Chris !

As per Bernd's cartoon, indeed,

Posted on: 2006/8/23 21:43
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Re: Trains in Benelux
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Oh. I've been going around for two weeks with less than 100 Euro in my wallet...

I pay highway toll, supermarket, car refuel (which for my company Audi A4 means 70 to 80 Euro these days, sigh) with credit card in Italy.
Some places don't take AmEx, but the overwhelming majority accept Visa.

I almost locked my own debit card functionality (my Visa also works as a debit card) once as it was two months I didn't type the PIN and I kept confusing it with the one on the former card...

Thankfully there's no need to get indebted to make stuff work ! Back to cash ? No, thanks

Posted on: 2006/8/23 1:53
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Re: How do you feel at the moment?
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I posted a link in the next concerts thread. it's "Rheinland Pfalz Day" on saturday. well probably not for me.


That would be a bummer

Still hope you can make it ! Fingers crossed...

Posted on: 2006/8/23 1:24
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Re: Win a live picture of Heather Nova 2006
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the lucky thing for you is, i haven't posted all i made


Oh ! So the contest is rigged ! What a scandal !!

Posted on: 2006/8/22 0:19
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Re: Introduce yourself here!
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Indeed... I've been 4 times in the USA for Springsteen in 2003, 2 in 2004 (one without actually catching him, as he just "might" have played holiday shows in December... but it was a nice NY vacation anyways), 1 in 2005 for a grand total of 13 concerts over there; and yes, the only issues are time and money.

Well didn't I arrange my July USA trip flying through Amsterdam just to see Heather ?

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Re: Introduce yourself here!
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Welcome Annika, Gordon, Jan, and Alessandro!

Looks like Annika, Alessandro, and I all share the same first concert


True... did you specifically come from the USA to Europe for the concerts ?

Just asking because I have several friends who think I'm nuts for traveling to the USA for Springsteen concerts, so I can point them to someone who's doing the same traveling the other way round

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Re: "Filthy" jokes
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Hey ! Not all Italians speak horrible English

Well, Gerd will be able to comment after the Melua show in Mainz

Posted on: 2006/8/21 22:53
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Re: Singers/Bands you have met before/after their concerts
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(Italian)
The Rocking Chairs - best Italian rock act 1987 through 1990

(non-Italian)
Steve Wynn, many times
Will T. Massey, once
Bruce Springsteen, quick hit-n-run after his 2005 show in Munich

Posted on: 2006/8/21 22:48
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Re: Next concert plans
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Will also see Pearl Jam, September 16 at the Arena in Verona (15th row on the floor, woo-hoo !) and the next day at the Forum in Assago, outskirts of Milan

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Re: Trains in Benelux
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jelger wrote:
yup,

netherlands is increasingly getting in-accesible to foreign visitors...


The only minor issue I had over there was the fact that ticket-machines in the Hoofddorp station (close to the hotel where I was staying) would only work with coins - not with euro bills

Unsurprisingly, I did NOT have 11.60 EUR's worth in coins, but at least the ticket service was open and I could easily buy the return ticket for Den Haag.

That aside, the Euro experience in the Netherlands for me was absolutely fine

Posted on: 2006/8/21 22:21
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Czech MotoGP race...
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Despite Capirossi leading since the first lap, it was a very interesting race, with an incredible duel between Rossi and Pedrosa for 2nd place in the last laps...

Still hope an Italian driver can win the championship this year too

Posted on: 2006/8/20 15:09
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Re: What are you wearing at the moment?
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jelger wrote:
all stars...

no F'ing way !


Well said !

If only Nike still produced Air Zoom Swift Vapor... my worn black pair is calling for a replacement, and newer Nikes suck compared to that wonderful model...

Here's a link to the silver model: Air Zoom Swift Vapor

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Re: August 2 2006, Paard van Troje, The Hague, Netherlands
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security might not be that important in small concerts or concerts where people are friendly anyway, like a t heather nova concerts. Well i have seen maybe 600+ concerts so far.
and of course not those concerts of boy groups where mabe 100 girls are fainting. i still think the fronstage area can be helpfull. and for open air concerts it is not an issue anyway if you are 10 or 11 meters away.


Best.solution.ever is what was organized in several US Springsteen shows in arenas during the Rising tour:

1. front floor section for 350 people, with room for 400, so nobody gets squeezed, back floor section for other floor ticket holders - who obviously can only get so much further and hence will not push.

2. numbered wristbands to participate in a lottery for front floor being given in the early afternoon, from 2:30pm to 4pm - so nobody needs to sleep in front of the arena !

3. lottery at 4:30pm, a number is extracted and THAT number is considered #1. From there, the next 350 people get front floor wristband - this also avoids sleeping in front of the numbered wristband place, as even if you get number 1 the lottery might extract number 2 as first one, and you're out...

This also happened at the Orlando Vote For Change show in 2004, me and my friends had 89,90,91 and the lottery extracted #352; since there were 600 numbered wristbands given out, they let in front floor 352 through the last number, and then 1 through 105 - so we were IN

Clearly you might not get to be in the first rows no matter what, if luck turns its back on you, but if you're a multiple concert-goer the odds are in your favor; plus, this method also has the advantage to give non-ultracore-fans a chance to see a show up close without sacrificing a day of their life in a queue.

More difficult for smaller shows, but arena/stadium concerts should always be arranged this way IMHO.

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Re: What are you wearing at the moment?
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Short pajamas with green jungle drawings... and going to sleep now, goodnight !

Posted on: 2006/8/18 2:00
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Re: Win a live picture of Heather Nova 2006
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Alessandro wrote:
Hmm, either gw0708 or gw0498

I'm still undecided. Can we get a Top 2 option ?


sorry, no. but there probably will be more competitions from other concerts


OK then... after careful review of the two pics that according to my taste best represent both a touch of dreaming and a muse-like expression, true to her status of demigoddess of poetry and sound, I hereby declare that, being the main difference between the two pictures the amount of light contained... I'm going for the dark [horse] side

Hence, for me it'll be gw0708 !

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Re: Next concert plans
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Bernd wrote:


And when you are ill "enough" for not going?


Enough: Steve Wynn in September 1990, had knee surgery for a broken anterior cruciate ligament two days earlier; I could barely move with crutches from the bed to the bathroom due to the post-surgical pain. There was simply no way to go anywhere.

NOT enough: R.E.M. in Bologna 27 Feb 1995; had seen the first Milan show two days earlier, and went to the concert leaving home for a 220km trip with a 38.1 fever. Came back with 39.3, trip back seemed to last forever (thankfully I wasn't driving). GREAT show

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