2012.10.26 at 10:37 am #1793
2012.10.28 at 2:27 pm #46401
Sven, are you going? To Paradiso, I mean?
2012.10.28 at 2:35 pm #46402
I’m almost sure about going to the Bitterzoet show!
2012.10.29 at 9:07 am #46403
2012.10.29 at 10:05 am #46404
@arthur: yes I am… [/quote:i9x65lvo]
I think I can take the next day, Friday, morning off. And bring you the Celestials 7" if you can wait that long.
You know, I’m not a huge fan of James Iha solo, but his latest single is actually really not that bad. And seeing my old and new (King of Gloom?) friends in Paradiso (of all places!) is a big bonus.
2012.10.29 at 1:49 pm #46405
Haha yeah it would be cool to meet you guys! You do know that he’s not playing Paradiso, right? He’ll be playing in Bitterzoet, but it is hosted by Paradiso. I actually like the laid-back feel of James’ solo albums.
2012.10.29 at 10:22 pm #46406
@Yes Arthur, would be a good idea!
2012.10.31 at 7:41 am #46407
I’m thinking about it… would be fun to see you all again
2012.10.31 at 8:54 am #46408
ooh, a meetup!
the date and the occasion are wrong though. (it’s my dad’s 60th birthday, and i don’t care enough about james iha to go see him live.)
and it’s quite far out.
2012.11.17 at 2:51 pm #46409
I’m going. And I got a pretty cool job there to do also…
2012.11.17 at 3:52 pm #46410
2012.11.17 at 4:09 pm #46411
what job? [/quote:jcfh8wor]
To get that demolished Everlasting Gaze guitar of him signed by the man himself for the person that bought it from eBay. It is being shipped to me as we speak. I’m pretty pumped to get that done! I hope that James Iha is in a good mood to do it though.
2012.11.17 at 6:53 pm #46412
what job? [/quote:3ac2x90a]
serving cheese fries
2012.11.17 at 7:23 pm #46413
what job? [/quote:190lg6qi]
serving cheese fries[/quote:190lg6qi]
i knew it!
2012.11.17 at 7:32 pm #46414
what job? [/quote:bfw3cvn5]
serving cheese fries[/quote:bfw3cvn5]
i knew it![/quote:bfw3cvn5]
yeah, this james iha guitar sidebar is only if he gets a break from the fryer.
2012.11.18 at 3:34 pm #46415
what job? [/quote:3kzikunq]
To get that demolished Everlasting Gaze guitar of him signed by the man himself for the person that bought it from eBay. It is being shipped to me as we speak. I’m pretty pumped to get that done! I hope that James Iha is in a good mood to do it though.[/quote:3kzikunq]
Lucky you! I wonder how he’ll react when he sees that guitar again!
2012.11.29 at 9:07 pm #46416
2012.12.03 at 6:36 am #46417
yeah, this james iha guitar sidebar is only if he gets a break from the fryer.[/quote:3ra5ogx6]
Guitar arrived safely, 3 days till the fryer.
2012.12.05 at 1:39 pm #46418
Tomorrow’s the big day! Are there any plans for a little meet-up before the show?
2012.12.05 at 3:53 pm #46419
Well, yeah, maybe King… But I can’t make it too early, since I have to work till 6 pm at a customer in Deventer. We will meet Sven (of course) and I just heard from one of my LinkedIn contacts that he will be there also. Why don’t you send your cell phone # to our email (click CONTACT on top here) so I can call you when I arrive in Amsterdam?
2012.12.05 at 4:00 pm #46420
Just did! I don’t know what time I’m going since I’m going by myself. Maybe I’ll hang out in the FAME music store to kill the time!
2012.12.05 at 4:18 pm #46421
Just did! [/quote:37nhrjen]
2012.12.07 at 3:30 pm #46422
Last night was awesome, I’m glad I went! James really is a nice guy.
2012.12.07 at 3:50 pm #46423
Last night was awesome, I’m glad I went! James really is a nice guy. [/quote:3hj6tx3v]
Absolutely! And it was really nice meeting the other SPfreaks (like you) too!
James Iha was rather chatty between the songs, and we al enjoyed this intimite gig (50-75 people only attended, which is maybe not so good for the organization’s financials, but it added definately to the atmosphere). This was the setlist:
be strong now
till next tuesday
new year’s day
to who knows where
speed of love
when you rock n roll
And we all managed to get some rock ‘n’ roll goodies, this was mine last night.
2012.12.07 at 4:29 pm #46424
2012.12.07 at 9:13 pm #46425
Awesome! I’ve heard from others who have met him that he is a really sweet and humble guy, and cool with the fans – even the ones who ask about SP
– and did you get that guitar signed Arthur?
2012.12.08 at 1:14 pm #46426
and did you get that guitar signed Arthur?[/quote:13hi48oc]
Yup, a friend arranged that who met James before the gig. Mission accomplished!
Few more anecdotes. We were sitting first row, since we arrived in time. James thanked me for coming all the way from The Hague, and had to laugh when I said "I didn’t order this weather!" (he asked why it was so cold in Amsterdam). Then he asked who ordered the cold weather and King of Gloom, who sat next to me, said he did. Another laugh, also from the audience, when James pointed to him and said "Thanks to this man here it is so cold!"
After the show James mingled with the audience, had a Heineken beer at the bar and signed several items that people had brought to the concert. I even noticed a Siamese Dream album! So I just waited patiently for my turn to have the poster signed. I was rather surprised to be able to obtain that poster (for free) since it was their only copy, hanging outside Bitterzoet in a box on the wall. I asked the bartender, and he said he would take it out for me at the end of the show. While I expected that it would go back in their archives… But no.
Here’s a pic I took with my cell phone during Mayonaise.
2012.12.09 at 3:49 am #46427
@King of Gloom – how dare you order the cold weather for James!
sounds like it was a great night for all – glad the mission was accomplished too!
2012.12.11 at 10:02 am #46428
2012.12.11 at 5:56 pm #46429
Sweet… This is exactly how it was last week. Nice read, Sven!
2012.12.11 at 7:03 pm #46430
‘Schuchtere stapjes in charmant harmonieus evenwicht’
Well said Sven!
2012.12.12 at 8:22 am #46431
I tried translating with google translate, sometimes sense makes not
BUT – I liked reading that
2012.12.12 at 9:30 am #46432
2012.12.12 at 10:25 am #46433
I look forward to reading the correct version!
2012.12.13 at 10:34 am #46434
2012.12.29 at 7:32 pm #46435
2012.12.29 at 7:33 pm #46436
2012.12.29 at 7:35 pm #46437
Pics from posts above are from the Amsterdam show.
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