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Topic: James Iha – Live in Europe 2012

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On Spag wrote:

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

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On Arthur wrote:

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

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On King of Gloom wrote:

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

'May the king of gloom be forever doomed'
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On Sven wrote:

@Arthur: yes I am… :)

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On Arthur wrote:

@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)

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On King of Gloom wrote:

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. :)

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On Sven wrote:

@Yes Arthur, would be a good idea!

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On milan wrote:

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

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On Cool As Ice Cream wrote:

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.
:(

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On Arthur wrote:

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

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On Cool As Ice Cream wrote:

what job? :o

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On Arthur wrote:

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.

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On manillascissor wrote:

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

serving cheese fries

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On Cool As Ice Cream wrote:
what job? :o[/quote:190lg6qi]

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

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On manillascissor wrote:
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.

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On King of Gloom wrote:
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!

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On Arthur wrote:

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

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

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On Arthur wrote:

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. :)

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On King of Gloom wrote:

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

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On Arthur wrote:

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?

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On King of Gloom wrote:

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! :)

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On Arthur wrote:

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

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On King of Gloom wrote:

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

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On Arthur wrote:

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)

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On King of Gloom wrote:

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On marigold wrote:

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?

 
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On Arthur wrote:

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.

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On marigold wrote:

@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)

 
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On Sven wrote:

http://www.kindamuzik.net/live/james-ih … iha/23488/

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On Arthur wrote:

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! :)

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On King of Gloom wrote:

‘Schuchtere stapjes in charmant harmonieus evenwicht’

Well said Sven!

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On marigold wrote:

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 :)

 
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On Sven wrote:

Thanks guys! :)

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On marigold wrote:

I look forward to reading the correct version! 8)

 
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On Arthur wrote:

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

There you go!

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

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On Spag wrote:

I'm the best bass player the Smashing Pumpkins ever had
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I'm the best bass player the Smashing Pumpkins ever had
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On Spag wrote:

Pics from posts above are from the Amsterdam show.

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