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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas View Post
    Very glad to see that people seem to look forward to this release. There will be more news within a week or two. Or something like that.
    With how great the last two IB albums were, this one is definitely high on my list.

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    Interest is piqued here as well.
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    Saw Peter live on Friday. He's in sparkling form.

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    As thedunno mentioned above, the IB & PH album, In Amazonia, will be released in May. During the first weekend of that merry month, IB & PH will perform the album live at the Gouveia Art Rock festival in Portugal.InAmazonia_FB_promo_OUT_SOON.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddhabreath View Post
    Hammill has resonated with me like no other song writer, particularly his early stuff. It's like he can grab one's feelings, materialize and expel them in a cathertic paroxism. I first saw him in 1979 and every time I've seen him the performance has been emotional and mezmerizing except for the first 30 minutes of that first show in '79 where I was front and center a few feet from him and struggling not to throw up. I had met him and had a nice chat (and too many Belgian Trappist ales) before the show and requested Man Erg. He said that really wasn't in his current set lists etc. He made quizzical eye contact with me when I was able to raise my head from between my knees with apparent concern and then played Man Erg! What a night!
    So a story that was - bizarrely - inspired by your post Buddhabreath.

    It's last Friday. Peter is on guitar, and has imposed with his presence pin drop silence to 500 Greeks, even between songs. I can tell you that this does not happen even in classical music venues in Greece. Amazing.

    Then an idiot that cannot contain himself screams with all his might from the balcony MODERN! People turn around to watch him with reproach. Peter smiles...and plays Modern. Did he intend to anyway or responded to the plea?

    PS The idiot was me, and I had your story in the back of my mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zappathustra View Post
    So a story that was - bizarrely - inspired by your post Buddhabreath.

    It's last Friday. Peter is on guitar, and has imposed with his presence pin drop silence to 500 Greeks, even between songs. I can tell you that this does not happen even in classical music venues in Greece. Amazing.

    Then an idiot that cannot contain himself screams with all his might from the balcony MODERN! People turn around to watch him with reproach. Peter smiles...and plays Modern. Did he intend to anyway or responded to the plea?

    PS The idiot was me, and I had your story in the back of my mind.
    Great story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zappathustra View Post
    So a story that was - bizarrely - inspired by your post Buddhabreath.

    It's last Friday. Peter is on guitar, and has imposed with his presence pin drop silence to 500 Greeks, even between songs. I can tell you that this does not happen even in classical music venues in Greece. Amazing.

    Then an idiot that cannot contain himself screams with all his might from the balcony MODERN! People turn around to watch him with reproach. Peter smiles...and plays Modern. Did he intend to anyway or responded to the plea?

    PS The idiot was me, and I had your story in the back of my mind.
    LOL! That's great Zap! ...and a damn fine song to request. That would be among my top picks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddhabreath View Post
    LOL! That's great Zap! ...and a damn fine song to request. That would be among my top picks.
    Considering that songs like Louse is not a home, Nadir`s big chance and Red shift were introduced to the setlist this year - not sure Modern would have been my first shout-out

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    ^^^
    Well I guess it's all subjective - for me Louse and Red Shift are all-time classics whereas Nadir`s Big Chance is one of my least favorite PH songs ever, maybe the worst (for me). In fact I think it sucks and I'm fine with never hearing it again and I am a (still recovering) PH fanatic. Put that in your pipe and smoke it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zappathustra View Post
    So a story that was - bizarrely - inspired by your post Buddhabreath.

    It's last Friday. Peter is on guitar, and has imposed with his presence pin drop silence to 500 Greeks, even between songs. I can tell you that this does not happen even in classical music venues in Greece. Amazing.

    Then an idiot that cannot contain himself screams with all his might from the balcony MODERN! People turn around to watch him with reproach. Peter smiles...and plays Modern. Did he intend to anyway or responded to the plea?

    PS The idiot was me, and I had your story in the back of my mind.
    The idiot was me - man, I just love that line! (and the story!)

    I am totally on the opposite end of the "spectrum" - on the edge of my seat, part of me *silently* crying out for my favourites, part of me totally yearning for the unexpected.

    That utterly committed thing, which with you manifested in silence - Hammill does that, with his integrity, his sheer commitment to the music, to the moment.

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    Thursday and Friday were spent intensely rehearsing music at IB HQ in Halmstad, Sweden, for the first live performance of In Amazonia. On IB's FB page you will find a bunch of pictures from the rehearsals.
    https://www.facebook.com/ibexpo/

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