Hmmm... A friend of mine is a Cambridge PRR Convert. You might see him there. Actually, you won't - the thought of him (lovely chap that he is) at a gig makes me snigger. He does Natural Sciences there (apologies to the chemists of the forum, but we all know about Nat Sci......).
Sigh. I hate this perception of chemists. Yes, there are a lot of them who are just flat out work gremlins. But there are at least some of us who are sociable and *gasp* normal (there are at least two on this board ). I mean...I went out more than just about any of the other finalists around here this last term. 10 weeks and counting...
Aaaaaanyway. I may go to the Cambridge gig. If I meet any of you, please prod me frequently as I intend to be doing the whole May Day thing again (kind of birthday celebrations) and will likely be feeling rather rubbish.
Sorry, didn't mean it quite like that. I do know some pretty cool Nat Sci people myself, not that I'm necessarily any judge. And tbh I hear that, at some colleges, the historians all club together and don't associate with anyone else and spend the time excitedly talking about Marxism. Which is all well and good, but not at 1am. Anyway, obviously anyone on this forum is a ledg because they are spreading the revolution, and that's something we can agree on. Except Dav1d.
I'm a brand new PRR fan from Hamburg, Germany. Late at night on February 1st I zapped through the german TV channels and noticed there was a broadcast of a Rockpalast concert. My very first thought was seeing just another boring grunge or indie band. So I changed the channel immediately. But the programme from home shopping TV to quiz TV was all stupid. So I decided to watch that indie band.
After 30 seconds I was completely fascinated by those vocals. Because the music was more prog than indie I was glad I switched back to Rockpalast. When the next song started I read: Pure Reason Revolution (and the song title, can't remember). Strange band name. Never heard or read anything about this group. So kept watching an listened carefully. Finally "Arrival / The Intention Craft" blew me away. The set ended with "The Gloaming".
The next day I surfed the internet about Pure Reason Revolution, bought "The Dark Third" a few days later, and a ticket for the Hamburg concert. A month later I bought "Amor Vincit Omnia", of course.
The Hamburg concert on February 21st was brilliant. Nice stage lighting all in blue, video animations, a perfect sound and great music. One of the best concerts I've ever been to.
Yeah, hi Stefan, and welcome to the boards! Hope you're enjoying the new album: have you had a chance to hear The Dark Third at all? A differently flavoured, but equally tasty, nugget of PRR goodness... ;D
Hello everyone. I'm starting to listen to PRR and finding i like them very much so far. I'm from Argentina. The only thing i have from them is live shows bootlegs. If i continue to enjoy them as much as i do now, i'll be buying some official albums soon.
edit: wow, i just read through the early posts in this thread. what an opinion nazi i was. here's as good a place as any; if i'm disagreeing with you i totally don't intend to be a bellend about it! sorry! i'm a nice person really. seems the internet makes me sound like a tool
Post by dutchprrfan01 on Jul 22, 2009 18:47:52 GMT
Well ok, here I go! I am 35 (yes, I'm old), and I live in a town called Hilversum, about 20 kilometers from Amsterdam. Studied in Amsterdam (degrees in Philosohpy and Political Science), and work as a policy officer (yes, that's really something!). Still have this secret ambition to make music that will change peoples lives though... I noticed there are some football fans around; I am a supporter of AZ Alkmaar (Dutch Champions 2009) since I was born (probably a dna thing...). They will play Champions Leaque this year, and that's a real milestone in (AZ Alkmaars) history. Presumably they won't get very far...
My musical tastes we're formed in the mid eighties I guess (Cure, Smiths, etc.), and from then on it went from Sonic Youth and Pixies to the grunge bands of the early nineties (especially Smashing Pumpkins)... Just recently I discovered Porcupine Tree (in 2008... ) and from PT it was a small step for me to get acquainted with Pure Reason Revolution.
And oh yeah, I'm the father of a sweet little girl of 1,5 years old, who was sleeping when I wrote this, but not anymore, so I have to take action and sing a lullaby or something.
AZ Alkmaar eh, dutch? My knowledge of Dutch (and European) football is pretty poor, but I remember Jan Kromkamp and Denny Landzaat being Championship Manager legends back at the start of the decade, always tried to buy them for my Spurs sides!
Glad to have you on board the forums, and despite him not being at your club in particular, I'd like to apologise to the entire Dutch nation for Steve McClaren's awful cod-Dutch accent in his early media interviews at FC Twente... ;D
Post by dutchprrfan01 on Jul 23, 2009 18:30:53 GMT
Yes, Jan Kromkamp and Denny Landzaat were playing for AZ back in 2004/5, when we almost reached the final of the Uefa Cup in our most tragic game ever: www.youtube.com/watch?v=zn-MOBOgiN8
You're a Tottenham fan. Maybe you're familiar with our main striker: Mounir El hamdaoui. Martin Jol brought him to England, but I don't think he ever played a game for the Spurs...
Steve McLaren did a pretty good job this year though, for Twente. They became second this year (11 points behind the number 1 ). So over here he's got a good record (until now). From what I've heard I understand that he made himself fairly impossible in England (was it something with an umbrella? ).
Anyway AZ is a small club (stadium has 17.000 seats), so it was really something to win the dutch premier league (eredivisie) this year! And, of course, like any self respecting football supporter from the Netherlands, I have an instinctive dislike of ajax (never spell the word with any upper-case name characters...). Sorry Martin Jol...