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Himmelhoch Jauchzend-Zum Tode Betrubt

This is unhealthy. I really shouldn't be feeling this way, but -- bloody hell! how can they do this to me?

Yesterday, I was feeling on top of the world because it seemed like it was all coming together nicely for my upcoming cross-country CoRo marathon. Booked my planes, my trains and everything.

Today though, the blighters have put up an additional 3 dates to their tour! Blast, blast, blast, and blast once more! With a little more advance notice, I could have incorporated these dates into my already overcrowded schedule. Not sure I could have gotten to Ulster, but Scotland...might have been doable. Now though...aaarrrrgh! I wonder, would it be possible to go up to Glasgow and back to Manchester again in a day making use of public transport? Hmmm...this requires looking into...

Meanwhile, some of my friends across the pond are getting ready to go to the Nov 12th gig in New York. And of course, I'm cordially invited to join them. It's hard, but I just about manage to say no to going over there when I'm reminded that I'm actually overdrawn (again)...I haven't completely maxed out on my credit cards yet, but...

Then the CoRo newsletter (there's a newsletter?) has this to say: "the release date of The ClearChannel EP on November 12th will coincide with a strategic show at The Bitter End in New York City. After being away for at least three months you tri-state area fans better report for duty. No one is going to forge these documents for you. Corn Mo will be opening for the band on this long celebratory night. (..) If that isn't enough to get you to the show then Common Ro is right there to sucker you down to Bleeker Street. The first 100 people to buy The Clear Channel EP that night will receive a FREE, (yes I said FREE, as our gift to you), limited edition Hotel Café Vol III. Yes, you heard me soldier! There will be a new live release available that same night. If you're in the area and you miss this event then you need to seek serious psychological counseling."

And I'm thinking I already need that psychological counseling because I'm actually contemplating throwing monetary caution to the wind (well, it's only money, innit, and you can't take it with you!) and booking myself onto the next available flight out, just so I can get my hands on that limited edition CD. How sad am I?

And what's happening to me? 4 Months ago, I'd never heard of these guys. Now, I'd follow them halfway across the world? I need my head read.

Comments

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(Anonymous)
Sep. 22nd, 2004 05:30 am (UTC)
Hedwig, if you are going to make Glasgow, givem e a shout. I would move heaven and earth to meet for a coffee at least!
Carol.


gamiila
Sep. 22nd, 2004 05:47 am (UTC)
Carol!! How lovely to hear from you again! How was Rhodes this year?

Ooh, but are a bad influence! Let's see if I can still throw things around...or else, i may have to come to Scotland some other time!
(Anonymous)
Sep. 22nd, 2004 07:26 am (UTC)
Well, you know I would love to meet up - so, anytime!
Rhodes was great, thanks. Apts not as nice but resort was lovely as ever. Didn't do much - lazed around, read loads of books, ate and drank too much.
Will e-mail a much longer epistle soon.
gamiila
Sep. 22nd, 2004 07:39 am (UTC)
Will e-mail a much longer epistle soon.

I was just thinking I'd better do that, too! But just to give you the gist of what I've been thinking about for the last hour or so:

- I'm sort of already committed to spend Oct 6th with people in the Manchester area;
- nevertheless, I could go up, meet you for tea/coffee, see CoRo play Basic, and catch a late train back out to Manchester again in order to catch up with my reserved seat on the Manchester-London train on the morning of the 7th;

OR:

- I've still got some holidays due me this year; I could come up to Glasgow for a long weekend sometime soon, and then we could really catch up properly! What do you think?
(Anonymous)
Sep. 23rd, 2004 02:02 am (UTC)
Either option would be good but the second one would give us more time. Doesn't even have to be that soon, within the next year would be something to really look forward to.
Seriously, I know it is possibly sacrilege to say this, but do you really have to go to every gig? Does it not turn you into some sort of crazy, stalker, fan-girl or something??!!!!! - just kidding.


gamiila
Sep. 23rd, 2004 02:47 am (UTC)
Either option would be good but the second one would give us more time. Doesn't even have to be that soon, within the next year would be something to really look forward to.

Actually, I think I would prefer that! I can't think why we never thought of this before...

Seriously, I know it is possibly sacrilege to say this, but do you really have to go to every gig?

Let's see -- do I really have to go to EVERY gig? Erm...I suppose not...but I'd like to! Firstly, because I don't know when they might be coming to Europe next; and secondly, I sort of promised someone (I doubt he remembers or would hold me to it, but you know, a promise is a promise is a promise...)
bogwitch
Sep. 22nd, 2004 07:59 am (UTC)
Do you need a slap to bring you to your senses?
gamiila
Sep. 22nd, 2004 08:01 am (UTC)
YES! Or a cold shower.
bogwitch
Sep. 22nd, 2004 08:03 am (UTC)
::SLAP::

They can be THAT good, can they?

I haven't heard a note yet, and I think I'm mad.
gamiila
Sep. 23rd, 2004 01:10 am (UTC)
I haven't heard a note yet

That's easily remedied: just visit their website at www.commonrotation.com, pick a few songs from the archives, and have a listen.

They can be THAT good, can they?

That's all relative, of course; and knowing what a musical snob you can be ;-)...I don't know. I believe they're very good -- to me, their music is refreshingly uncomplicated, upbeat, and enjoyable. Moreover, it's really their enthusiasm and obvious love of music that really resonates with me. They really enjoy what they do and they don't care who sees it.

bogwitch
Sep. 23rd, 2004 01:19 am (UTC)
As no one I know has ever heard of the them, they fit my snobbishness quite well!
gamiila
Sep. 23rd, 2004 02:54 am (UTC)
Do you want to meet up in London beforehand? Wish they'd give us an indication of when they'll go on stage, early evening or late at night!
bogwitch
Sep. 23rd, 2004 03:17 am (UTC)
Yeah. I think it'd be a good idea.
gamiila
Sep. 23rd, 2004 03:57 am (UTC)
I think I'd better look into accommodation too, just in case.
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