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I believe it's sarcasm. It can't be serious.
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alanm wrote:
17 Jul 2020, 09:00
I mean come to think of it this is what Black Sail is all about:
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And in a gap between the stars.            >  stars = released albums
There is no captain till you do.           >  Von will do whatever the f$ck he pleases
We threw a line; we did not deep it.       >  he promised a release but didn't mean it
They were many, we are few.                >  there are lots of new songs! but studio recording is tedious

I keep my fireworks on the bridge.         >  Von keeps his recordings to himself
Hurl the crew from side to side.           >  he likes to f$ck around with his band members
Unfurl the sail, the world is wide.        >  he has other important stuff to do
They were many, we are few.                >  there are lots of new songs!! but releasing records is hard work

Heave away, heave away, boys.              >  the band members helped him write new songs
That's what you do.                        >  that's what they're for
Heave away, heave away, boys.              >  yup they fell for it
They were many, we are few.                >  lots of songs!!! but not for you
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Well this thread was a bit of a rollercoaster from someone out of the loop for a few years.
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Todashi wrote:
15 Jul 2020, 09:38
The best predictor of future behaviour is past behaviour. It's not gonna happen.

Zero buzz, zero activity, zero interaction.

I wouldn't release anything now - why do it in the middle of a pandemic?? Not like it can drive gig attendances, which in the real world is why bands release music. At least in normal circumstances.
no, i doubt it would have been released before the 4x anyway. Davey said summer but if the pandemic hadn't happened the band were touring & fezzie-ing it until summers end. i predict the single (if at all) would have been a birthday present from the band. i mean, fairy cakes and postcards handed out by sexy firebreathing alt models has been done already. :von:
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eastmidswhizzkid wrote:
22 Jul 2020, 15:07
Todashi wrote:
15 Jul 2020, 09:38
The best predictor of future behaviour is past behaviour. It's not gonna happen.

Zero buzz, zero activity, zero interaction.

I wouldn't release anything now - why do it in the middle of a pandemic?? Not like it can drive gig attendances, which in the real world is why bands release music. At least in normal circumstances.
no, i doubt it would have been released before the 4x anyway. Davey said summer but if the pandemic hadn't happened the band were touring & fezzie-ing it until summers end. i predict the single (if at all) would have been a birthday present from the band. i mean, fairy cakes and postcards handed out by sexy firebreathing alt models has been done already. :von:
That sounds plausible to me.
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Todashi wrote:
22 Jul 2020, 15:08
eastmidswhizzkid wrote:
22 Jul 2020, 15:07
Todashi wrote:
15 Jul 2020, 09:38
The best predictor of future behaviour is past behaviour. It's not gonna happen.

Zero buzz, zero activity, zero interaction.

I wouldn't release anything now - why do it in the middle of a pandemic?? Not like it can drive gig attendances, which in the real world is why bands release music. At least in normal circumstances.
no, i doubt it would have been released before the 4x anyway. Davey said summer but if the pandemic hadn't happened the band were touring & fezzie-ing it until summers end. i predict the single (if at all) would have been a birthday present from the band. i mean, fairy cakes and postcards handed out by sexy firebreathing alt models has been done already. :von:
That sounds plausible to me.
Definitely a sane explanation of sorts. With a 12 year gap since they played the USA (their longest since...1985--1998?) I don't think they're coming anywhere near the States for a long, long time so I can only hope some kind of product appears one day...
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Looking at corona developments and that second surge spreading all over Europe with the holiday season, I think
there's reason enough to be careful about any gigs early next year ... :| ... insofar, I'd say 51% pro at the minimum ... :wink: ...
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Well if they are ever going to commit anything to tape, or hard drive, or whatever nowadays then this is the time. There is no longer the same need for a WEA, or an EMI, or even a Virgin, just the willingness and the motivation. Breath not being held on the western edge of Leeds.
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It would be a lovely gesture to everyone who was intending seeing them but couldn't because of the virus.
But then The Sisters don't do lovely gestures, and why should they?
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sam donut wrote:
26 Jul 2020, 22:59
It would be a lovely gesture to everyone who was intending seeing them but couldn't because of the virus.
But then The Sisters don't do lovely gestures, and why should they?
Yeah, it would.

We had flights booked to the Netherlands, hotels booked in Amsterdam and the Hague. Our flight was scheduled to leave maybe 3 hours before the US travel ban went into effect. In addition to concerns about COVID-19, we were worried about my wife, who is not a US citizen, being able to get back into the country. So we cancelled. The airline kept our money (wouldn't even convert the fare to airline credit!), as did the hotels. Can't really blame the hotels.
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sam donut wrote:
26 Jul 2020, 22:59
It would be a lovely gesture to everyone who was intending seeing them but couldn't because of the virus.
But then The Sisters don't do lovely gestures, and why should they?
Well the actions and decisions of airlines and hotels is not within the responsibility of The Sisters of Mercy or any other band.
The entire world is suffering under that zombie apocalypse and I've also got my share in gigs that didn't take place when they should have
and accomodation that can't be cancelled ... *sigh, I'm still undecided whether I'll go there to get a short time off at least or just leave it unused
to avoid unpleasant surprises... :urff: ...

As to lovely gestures, though ... I thought that very lovely ... :kiss: :kiss: :kiss: ...

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https://sisterswiki.org/Thu,_17-Feb-2011

... not to mention the unceasing effort of the band to satisfy whatever fanbase complaints - except demands for a new release, of course ... :lol: ...
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No, I don't really think they bear any responsibility to recompense anyone for what happened... I'm sure they were more disappointed then anyone with what happened. Or some of them were anyway 😉
I was just drunken waffling and watching a lot of Sisters gigs on youtube and hoping I haven't already seen them live for the last time.

And yeah, you're right about the birthdays! They *do* do lovely gestures. 🎂
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sultan2075 wrote:
26 Jul 2020, 23:29
sam donut wrote:
26 Jul 2020, 22:59
It would be a lovely gesture to everyone who was intending seeing them but couldn't because of the virus.
But then The Sisters don't do lovely gestures, and why should they?
Yeah, it would.

We had flights booked to the Netherlands, hotels booked in Amsterdam and the Hague. Our flight was scheduled to leave maybe 3 hours before the US travel ban went into effect. In addition to concerns about COVID-19, we were worried about my wife, who is not a US citizen, being able to get back into the country. So we cancelled. The airline kept our money (wouldn't even convert the fare to airline credit!), as did the hotels. Can't really blame the hotels.
Ah, really sorry to hear that. We had tickets for The Hague and Maastricht too. As far as hotels are concerned we were lucky as we booked fixed rate, rather than flexible and that way they allow you to cancel right up to 24 hours before, so we only ended up paying for the two nights we spent in Maastricht. Had to book a really expensive flight back though, compared to what we'd paid in advance.
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Being645 wrote:
26 Jul 2020, 20:12
Looking at corona developments and that second surge spreading all over Europe with the holiday season, I think
there's reason enough to be careful about any gigs early next year ... :| ... insofar, I'd say 51% pro at the minimum ... :wink: ...
I got bad feeling when it comes to Autumn gig. But health first.

As for single - show me then I 'll believe. But no expectation.
Nice they're writing and performing new songs.
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Bartek wrote:
27 Jul 2020, 07:53
Being645 wrote:
26 Jul 2020, 20:12
Looking at corona developments and that second surge spreading all over Europe with the holiday season, I think
there's reason enough to be careful about any gigs early next year ... :| ... insofar, I'd say 51% pro at the minimum ... :wink: ...
I got bad feeling when it comes to Autumn gig. But health first.

As for single - show me then I 'll believe. But no expectation.
Nice they're writing and performing new songs.
Dont ask me, where I've read that, but somewhere I found a website (or anthing, a comment somewhere, dunno) where they already talk about moving the autum gig to 2021.
Have a look, no idea where the link was.

And yes, its quite a fact that this gig wont happen, if you ask me..
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