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  • #1793

    Spag

    http://www.jamesiha.com/shows/
    121204 – Bush Hall, London, UK
    121205 – Maroquinerie, Paris, FR
    121206 – Bitterzoet (produced by Paradiso), Amsterdam, NL
    121208 – Vodafone Mexefest, Lisboa, PT

    http://www.paradiso.nl/web/Agenda-Item/ … erzoet.htm

  • #46401

    Arthur
    Spectator

    Sven, are you going? To Paradiso, I mean?

  • #46402

    King of Gloom
    Spectator

    I’m almost sure about going to the Bitterzoet show!

  • #46403

    Sven
    Spectator

    @arthur: yes I am… :)

  • #46404

    Arthur
    Spectator

    @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. 8)

  • #46405

    King of Gloom
    Spectator

    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. :)

  • #46406

    Sven
    Spectator

    @Yes Arthur, would be a good idea!

  • #46407

    milan
    Spectator

    I’m thinking about it… would be fun to see you all again :-)

  • #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.
    :(

  • #46409

    Arthur
    Spectator

    I’m going. And I got a pretty cool job there to do also… 8)

  • #46410

    what job? :o

  • #46411

    Arthur
    Spectator

    what job? :o[/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.

  • #46412

    manillascissor
    Keymaster

    what job? :o[/quote:3ac2x90a]

    serving cheese fries

  • #46413

    what job? :o[/quote:190lg6qi]

    serving cheese fries[/quote:190lg6qi]
    i knew it!

  • #46414

    manillascissor
    Keymaster

    what job? :o[/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.

  • #46415

    King of Gloom
    Spectator

    what job? :o[/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!

  • #46416

    Arthur
    Spectator

    Free tickets to be won to see James Iha in Amsterdam.

    http://www.podiuminfo.nl/news/23607/Win … itterzoet/

  • #46417

    Arthur
    Spectator

    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. :)

  • #46418

    King of Gloom
    Spectator

    Tomorrow’s the big day! :D Are there any plans for a little meet-up before the show?

  • #46419

    Arthur
    Spectator

    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?

  • #46420

    King of Gloom
    Spectator

    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! :)

  • #46421

    Arthur
    Spectator

    Just did! [/quote:37nhrjen]
    Receipt confirmed. 8)

  • #46422

    King of Gloom
    Spectator

    Last night was awesome, I’m glad I went! James really is a nice guy. :)

  • #46423

    Arthur
    Spectator

    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
    summer days
    gemini
    make believe
    till next tuesday
    dancing barefoot
    appetite
    new year’s day
    to who knows where
    speed of love
    mayonaise
    when you rock n roll

    And we all managed to get some rock ‘n’ roll goodies, this was mine last night. 8)

  • #46424

    King of Gloom
    Spectator

  • #46425

    marigold
    Spectator

    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?

  • #46426

    Arthur
    Spectator

    and did you get that guitar signed Arthur?[/quote:13hi48oc]
    Yup, a friend arranged that who met James before the gig. Mission accomplished! 8)

    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.

  • #46427

    marigold
    Spectator

    @King of Gloom – how dare you order the cold weather for James! :lol:

    sounds like it was a great night for all – glad the mission was accomplished too! 8)

  • #46428

    Sven
    Spectator
  • #46429

    Arthur
    Spectator

    http://www.kindamuzik.net/live/james-iha/james-iha/23488/%5B/quote:2poxm5na%5D
    Sweet… This is exactly how it was last week. Nice read, Sven! :)

  • #46430

    King of Gloom
    Spectator

    ‘Schuchtere stapjes in charmant harmonieus evenwicht’

    Well said Sven!

  • #46431

    marigold
    Spectator

    http://www.kindamuzik.net/live/james-iha/james-iha/23488/%5B/quote:3gvc9av4%5D
    I tried translating with google translate, sometimes sense makes not :?
    BUT – I liked reading that :)

  • #46432

    Sven
    Spectator

    Thanks guys! :)

  • #46433

    marigold
    Spectator

    I look forward to reading the correct version! 8)

  • #46434

    Arthur
    Spectator

    I look forward to reading the correct version! 8)[/quote:21n230f0]

    There you go!

    http://spfreaks.wordpress.com/2012/12/1 … s-balance/

  • #46435

    Spag
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    Spag
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  • #46437

    Spag
    Spectator

    Pics from posts above are from the Amsterdam show.

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