Pat Parker20 May 2012 at 3:18amPosts: 2683 (0 today)Status: offline
For what it's worth . . . I'm hoping that announcement is about all three (3) also: (1) the release of the So 25.1/2 edition; (2) the tour that will go with the So 25.1/2 release and (3) the names of the places and dates of the tour.
And one final thing I'm hopeful for -- that if it is about a tour, that I'll be able to get to a show or two or more
Now, they say "early" in the week -- does that mean Monday or Tuesday? . . . Looks like I'll be visiting here quite a bit next week to check it out.
And if I could add another nut to Patricia's delightful mix, how about a few new songs from the forthcoming album.
He mentioned, years ago, (and next to pachyderms, lunatics have the longest memories), that he would like to tour new material prior to an album's release. This seems like the perfect chance to do just that side by side with classic or perhaps re-envisioned So.
Oh, the possibilities.
Happy Ring of Fire Day tomorrow, lunies.
Pat Parker20 May 2012 at 4:15amPosts: 2683 (0 today)Status: offline
Ah, yes, Mr. Miniver -- to have a few new songs would be lovely as well. Something tells me that by the time the announcement is made, we lunies will have comprised a list of @ 25-30 things that we want it to include!
Now, let us not forget that along with announcements of such things (new cds, tours, etc.), comes the discussions (and arguments) about how it could have, should have, would have been done better by someone else, or cheaper or whatever, so as far as THAT part is concerned, I'm not all that excited.
I will say it here and now so it's done and over with for me -- I hope that PG tours; I hope that I can attend one or more shows; I hope that it's reasonably priced and reasonably easy to get tickets when they go on sale. I completely understand how people feel about the cost of things these days and know that I'd be incredibly bummed if I could not afford to attend a show that might be playing near me, but truth is that this is the way it is and for me, a PG show is worth every cent I pay for it -- I've never been disappointed yet and don't expect to be.
So, there, I've said my piece before anyone else does; it'll allow me to focus on which shows I want to attend and how I'll go about getting there, etc.,
G'nite Lunies. Enjoy the Ring of Fire Day and let's hope for some red hot news on Monday!
ceridwen20 May 2012 at 5:47amPosts: 773 (0 today)Status: offline
Too Many expectations means risks to be disapointed.
Pat Parker20 May 2012 at 1:41pmPosts: 2683 (0 today)Status: offline
While I agree with your philosophy of "too many expectations . . . " I live my entire life this way -- I have lots and lots of expectations (dreams, goals, fantasies, whatever you wish to call them) but I balance them all out quite nicely with the many things I anticipate, worry about, stress over in life
For me, I believe that if I work it all out in my head first (having anxiety about things that haven't yet happened, for example), then I am somewhat better able to deal with it when it does happen -- it's already been "solved" so to speak.
I do not expect to be disappointed when I realize that my "expectations" were merely wishful thinking of ideas. (My "out of this world" expectations and fantasies -- like having PG perform a small show in my house -- well, that's just what it is -- a dream and I'd be very surprised if his announcement will include that )
Oh well, we shall all see very soon . . . or even later
Maybe it's to announce he's a daddy again.
He's very fertile, you know.
Jared C20 May 2012 at 9:03pmPosts: 986 (0 today)Status: offline
Pat - wonderfully said! Whatever the announcement is, I'll be looking! Hoping that if there are some East Coast US concert dates that I'll be able to see some fellow lunies! I wonder which songs Peter would put in a set list that are relatively new - I know he's finished a few that have been sampled during all the "I/O" discussions - maybe "Wild," "Amazing," "Curtains (Updated Version)," or "Baby Man?"
sapling20 May 2012 at 10:53pmPosts: 894 (0 today)Status: offline
Just heard on the radio and ad for contest tickets to be won to see peter in september in Toronto at the Air Canada Centre?
is this on here somewhere?
Pat Parker21 May 2012 at 3:01amPosts: 2683 (0 today)Status: offline
Yeah, it's interesting that the radio stations are advertising shows that haven't yet been confirmed or announced by the man himself (or his representatives) and yet they don't seem to advertise as much for him when he is actually touring! Very strange indeed!
Hhhmmm, it could be method to get the masses interested
So far, it's been "mentioned" in Philly, Montreal and now Toronto . . .
As for me, well, as I said before, I'll just keep my eyes and ears open to check out whatever info is out there and trust what comes from here (the moon) or pg's facebook page to be the most credible info.
I'm already hoping for a Philly show (here I go, with my planning and hoping and dreamin' and scheming), but I saw something today while in Philly -- Chickie and Pete's a local sports bar/restaraunt near the complexes (stadiums, Wells Fargo Center) actually has a shuttle that they take fans from their place to the game (Phillies game today) and I wouldn't be surprised if they do it for other events. The wheels, they are a-turnin' -- perhaps they'd even rename their shuttle (it's called Chickie and Pete's Taxi Crab) to Chickie and Pete's Lunie Limo ).
Jared -- let's keep our fingers, toes and eyes crossed for a few really good shows! that we can all attend!.
Downside Up21 May 2012 at 4:03amPosts: 8 (0 today)Status: offline
Tony Levin is saying on Facebook "Some big news coming up tomorrow!". So it's likely to be tour info.
Jared C21 May 2012 at 4:06amPosts: 986 (0 today)Status: offline
Pat - I was at the new Parx Casino a few weeks ago with my brother for his bachelor party and they had a really nice Chickie and Pete's!
I guess it's too much to hope for a night or two at Madison Square Garden!
Ya know what would be cool- over the years Billy Joel would do a few dates here and there at colleges and universities with his "Night of Q & A's and a Little Music" where he would answer any questions the audiences had about his songs and whatnot. I would absolutely LOOOVE to attend a Peter Gabriel Q & A!
Pat Parker21 May 2012 at 4:49amPosts: 2683 (0 today)Status: offline
That's an excellent idea -- A Q&A with PG! It seems as if lots of artists are doing that sort of thing these days. As for MSG -- I wouldn't be surprised for a show or two there, as I wouldn't be surprised with a show or two in Philly.
Let's all hope we hear the news we want to hear, regarding the things we want to hear about