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dmway

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  1. The testimony from Fiona Hill today and Ambassador Yovanovitch last week - as well as the testimony that is yet to come as this week goes on - make me even more convinced that what I wrote on the 26th of last month is going to be the case. Good. It needed to happen sooner, but at least it is happening now. (Let’s hope our soldiers return home from Syria safely too. Our current bungler-in-chief couldn’t have made them any more vulnerable, the Kurds as well.)
  2. Continuing references to the lyric, I know that, once you have it, you would not let it go. Have fun getting it! 😎
  3. It may be The Genesis Show in Vineland, NJ this coming Saturday; otherwise, it will be Unforgettable Fire in Ardmore, PA a week from Saturday (Oct. 19). It'll be good to see them again! 😎
  4. Do you have your U2-3 40th anniversary on pre-order already? (Yes, I know you can't really pre-order it...) https://www.u2.com/news/title/three-at-forty-for-record-store-day
  5. Next show in the Philadelphia area on October 19 at the Ardmore Music Hall! 😎
  6. dmway

    R.I.P. Thread

    Agreed - one of the very best drummers ever. I’m glad I got to see him play at MSG on Cream’s reunion tour about 13 years ago. He was more impressive than drummers half a century younger even then.
  7. ...and the Adam Ant and King Crimson shows were great, each in their own unique way (the first for fun, kitsch value; the second for the some of the most awesome musical performances I have ever seen sense - I’m still awed by the KC show). No pictures for different reasons too: none from Adam Ant because I couldn’t manage to get a good shot from where I was sitting; none from King Crimson because they discourage fans from taking shots. The second didn’t really bother me. They didn’t move very much on stage and the light show was minimal. It was a nice throwback to when digital photography didn’t exist. Now, my next show is the aforementioned Steve Hackett show in Pittsburgh on Tuesday. I’m looking forward to it! Oh yes, I saw Steve last night too! Can you tell I’m a fan of old Genesis? 😆
  8. It’s an eye roll. Older forums sometimes had them animated. They’re easier to decipher that way.
  9. I saw that too! If I had been still living in the UK when the Brexit vote passed, I would have been beyond confused. I never knew there was lingering anti-Europe resentment in some quarters of the UK. Heck, it still confused me even though I was back here. I hope you can eventually get rid of Boris as the PM - he’s beyond embarrassing, kind of like our leader. 🙄
  10. I bet the process will really get going sooner rather than later. Today was a very bad day for the current administration. I wouldn’t be surprised if articles were drawn up before the end of the year. I don’t think he would be removed this year, but I think the House side of things could very well be done before Christmas.
  11. I watched the Speaker of the House formally announce an official impeachment inquiry against the president. Finally!
  12. Yes, you did. 😊 Thanks for telling me!
  13. It was Steve Hackett last Friday. Steve was the guitarist in Genesis from 1971 to 1977 and, for the past 6 years, he has been playing "Genesis Revisited" shows highlighting the music from his time with the band. He has also been mixing in his early classic solo albums too (and recording new albums prolifically as well). This particular GR tour features "Selling England By The Pound" (my favorite 5-man Genesis album, back when Peter Gabriel was still the lead singer) played in its entirety, most of his own "Spectral Mornings" (my favorite of his solo albums), and a few tracks from his new album. The band he assembled is absolutely top-notch! I was just blown away by the evening of music. Of course, the show was made special for additional reasons: I drove all the way from the Philly suburbs to see the second show of the tour in Ithaca, NY (one of my very favorite regions of the Northeast US, i.e., the Finger Lakes region of New York State), I had a front-row center seat (thanks to the magic of the venue pre-sale), and, since this show was so special, I even did the pre-show meet-and-greet (the cost was so reasonable I really couldn't not do it - I've always wanted to meet him and talk to him, I got two old albums autographed, and I got a tour program and an autographed promotional photo for the tour). Just a great, great evening! 😎 I'll be seeing him again a week from Saturday in Philly, and I was so moved by this show that I also got a ticket for the Pittsburgh performance on October 1st yesterday! I won't get a combination that I enjoy this much again, so I'm taking advantage of it! But, back on topic, my next show is tomorrow in Philly...and it's...Adam Ant! 😄 A pure kitsch-value show! I make up for it Saturday when it is King Crimson in Radio City Music Hall for their 50th anniversary tour.
  14. It's a very nice place! I saw Jon Anderson solo (Yes' original lead singer) there 2006-ish. That show was a bit unusual, but the venue is lovely!
  15. Updated UF autumn dates coming soon! 😎
  16. One of my favorite towns in NJ. 😎 Count Basie?
  17. You're not alone - I'm doing the same thing. 😎 Why get used to some of the songs in mp3-quality when you're going to get them all in WAV-quality eventually (rumor has it...). 🙄😆(Let me clarify - I'm not knocking those who are happy with the downloads; I'm happy that you're happy. I'm just explaining why I'm abstaining.) AND, there is this completely valid point: Agreed. If you consult earlier in this thread (my goodness, it has lasted a while), I was a preacher of patience. However, even by U2.com standards, this wait has been epic (meant not in the modern sense of "awesome", but in the original sense of "(interminably and frustratingly) long"). In any case, I'm looking forward to hearing this before Halloween. 🎃
  18. Are you catching their whole Northeastern tour? 😎
  19. ...and I did only see Interpol. 😎 But they dazzled as usual.
  20. My next show is tomorrow! Morrissey, with Interpol opening. You know @CorkVegan, I didn't know what you were referring to when you wrote the highlighted bit above; however, I later saw a story where he was singing his praises of a new nationalist party in England. I threw up a little bit in my mouth when I read it. 🤢 So, I'm still going to the show to see Interpol, but I may only see Interpol. I'm not staying for someone who is acting as a mouthpiece for right-wing nationalism; that philosophy is ruining the world right now (US, UK, Brazil, etc.). I can't believe that someone who, very admirably, stands up for the rights of animals (there's no meat being served at the venue tomorrow; I approve) can't stand up as he once did for the rights of humans. Disappointing...
  21. ...and the show was excellent! 😎 They played two songs from their upcoming(!) new album due mid-November. The first (“Hero Ground Zero”) was debuted live in London this past July, but they played it again tonight. Getting it’s full-fledged live debut was “Big Cigars” - this song was truly outstanding! It sounded like classic Who! Needless to say, I’m looking forward to the new album even more now. Strong possibility of more shows next year - both UK/Europe shows and a date or two in Mexico have been rumored by reliable sources. Let’s hope it’s true! 🎸
  22. Works for me! On Sunday, it will be The Who in Madison Square Garden for the second time this year. 😎
  23. Oh, thank you so much for posting all this! When I talked to one of the moderators about starting this thread, I was hoping it would be a thread for all the U2 tributes worldwide. Thank you for making this thread more like it was intended to be! I’m not in the UK, but if you ever cross the pond, I’d gladly catch a show! I think there is at least one subscriber who regularly posts here who has seen you play. Maybe she’ll see these posts and reply. Thanks again! 😎
  24. The last three dates from the list above are coming up soon. ...AND... On Friday, October 11th, UF are playing the Tupelo Music Hall in Derry, NH. So, if you are in that part of New England, they are coming! Also, the previous weekend, they are playing in Albany, NY (I think on Saturday, Oct. 5th, but I have to check on that.) Their autumn schedule is filling out. Of course, when I know more dates, I’ll post them here.
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