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  1. After joining forces for a rendition of Thunder Road in 2018 Rob Brydon joined Martyn Joseph last night (Sunday) at The Half Moon in Putney (London) for two Bruce covers, One Step Up and Brilliant Disguise, Thanks to a fellow audience member for posting this clip.
  2. Actually the mansion pictured is in Finland, Helsinki to be precise, has historic music connections and is currently an occasional music venue though heaven only knows what the listing’s got to do with Bruce. The Aino Ackté Villa is a historic villa building in the Lullabalo district of Tullisaari in Helsinki , which today functions as a cultural property owned by the city. Originally known as Villa Lindfors , the villa is one of three villas designed by Theodor Deckerfor the re -growth of Commercial Counselor Henrik Borgström (two of them remain). The two-storey wooden villa built in 1877 and built in a decorative Neo-Renaissance style is located in Tullisaarenpuisto Park. It uses a vertical log structure. The villa was purchased by the world-famous Finnish soprano Aino Ackté in 1904 and used until his death in 1944. The city acquired it in 1929 and restored it in its original form between 1986 and 1987. The villa is rented from May to the end of October for small concerts and cultural events, meetings, seminars and private events, as well as for music training and teaching purposes.
  3. As far as I’m aware the “remix” version replaced the original which is no longer available. If you click on the show on the Nugs site and look at the recording details you’ll see that the “mixed” date is now June 2019. If you get out a magnifying glass(!) and look at the thumbnail for the artwork, the top line giving show details states “remix”. Hope that helps. ps with regards to paying again, I agree.
  4. Downloads have always been 50% prior to this year whilst CDs remain at 25%. This years holiday sale is certainly not as attractive as previous years since it effectively only covers the archive series up to 2013 with the 2014 to current tour sets excluded. In fact in 2016 the holiday discount even applied to the pre-order offer for the Jan/Feb Oz/NZ 2017 shows. I certainly won’t be tempted as much as I might have been.
  5. I think you’ll find that the only contemporary recording of all eight BTR tracks being played live is from East Lansing on 4th April 1976. This show’s certainly been bootlegged to CD and no doubt is available as a download through the Bootleg Collectors thread. NIGHT / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT / IT'S MY LIFE / THUNDER ROAD / SHE'S THE ONE / BORN TO RUN / FRANKIE / MEETING ACROSS THE RIVER / BACKSTREETS / GROWIN' UP / IT'S HARD TO BE A SAINT IN THE CITY / JUNGLELAND / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / RAISE YOUR HAND / 4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) / DETROIT MEDLEY / QUARTER TO THREE
  6. I think you’re right. It’ll get the single night showing in the big chain cinemas, Odeon/Vue, on October 28th and that’ll be it but the independent cinema chains might do some repeat showings depending on the initial uptake. The Prince Charles independent cinema in London’s West End has two showings on October 28th, 1545 and 1815, and probably would screen it again if it believes there’s demand. If my local big chain cinema, Vue in The Westfield shopping mall in East London, is anything to go by, 15 seats sold out of 270 as of today, won’t justify a re-run there.
  7. My local Vue cinema, Stratford Westfield on The Olympic Park site in East London, prices all general release films at £6.99, £4.99 on Mondays, but prices for one off showings are generally much higher, for Western Stars £17. This might explain at present in the 270 seat room that’s being used for Western Stars they’ve only sold 14 tickets. I’m booked to see Western Stars in The Prince Charles Cinema in central London, just off Leicester Square, which is priced at £12.50 reduced to £10 for members. The Prince Charles is an independent cinema and unlike most other venues showing Western Stars has two showings on Oct 28th rather than just one.
  8. Here’s a map of Turkey The only bit of Turkey in Europe is the bit in the top left hand corner where Istanbul is situated. The rest is in Asia and makes up the major part of Asia Minor which also historically includes parts of the western highlands of Armenia.
  9. Daisey, geographic perspective is quite interesting. Much as you perceive Asia as your Pacific neighbours, many people in Europe, Western Europe in particular, often think of Turkey from a European perspective when in fact only 3% of Turkey’s land mass is in Europe, the rest being in Asia (or more specifically Asia Minor but that’s another story).
  10. “the same guy” is actually an Asian woman, Gurinder Chadha, who’s a big Bruce fan.
  11. That’s right. In a semi serious way it also highlights how inspiration, in this case music into a young person’s life, can be life changing. I can understand how some people find some aspects of the movie somewhat cringeworthy but I do struggle with being quite so precious over the use of songs/lyrics at particular points in the movie, Thunder Road/Badlands being specific examples quoted in recent posts. It’s worth remembering that the script/storyboard for the movie was approved by Bruce without alteration and that after viewing the director’s cut of the finished movie, he gave Gurinder Chadha a hug and a kiss, and then thanked her for “handling him so sensitively”. If Bruce was happy with the use of his songs in the way they were then that’s good enough for me.
  12. The director, Gurinder Chadha made a personal appearance at tonight’s BBTL Birthday showing in London, introduced the film and then got the audience to send a birthday message to the boy himself, https://mobile.twitter.com/GurinderC/status/1176266900692750337?ref_src=twsrc^google|twcamp^serp|twgr^tweet