Jair Crawford

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  1. I would like to hear the pipe organ implemented finally. Tuomas first mentioned that pre Imaginaerum, so it'd be cool to finally see that happen.
  2. I dunno there's just something magical about AFF to me. It doesn't sound polished, but that's part of its charm. And I absolutely love Empuu's guitar tone on that album. It sounds so unique. The Carpenter grew on me from first listen, but I think that was partially because the single/video version of the song was horribly cut and I thought that was it's original form. When I heard the whole song on the album it made much more sense and I started to really like it. I couldn't believe it when they played it live! I will say that Troy sounds fantastic on the verses, but he and Floor sing the chorus a bit too soft. It needs to have a bit more punch. Tuomas might have sung it very flat, but he did it with more gusto so maybe Marco should sing along in the chorus?
  3. You are most certainly not. I LOVE the Carpenter. That was a highlight for me. I sang/lip-synced along to every single word. I think I may have been the only one in the crowd to do so, but I did anyway. Lol
  4. So I went with my sister to the VIP meet and greet in Atlanta. The concert was amazing! So, the meet and greet: It went well! It was my first meet and greet ever so I wasn't very smooth lol. But the band was very chill so it all worked out. I was trying a little too hard to be chill when I met them in hindsight that I didn't really prepare for anything to say. It wasn't until I got to the end of the table with Tuomas that I finally said something. I said "I wanted to bring my keyboard to sign but that would have been difficult". Tuomas smiled and Marco quipped that "that would have been a bit long". I told them I've been using my Korg Triton since 2002 and asked Tuomas if he still had his and he told me he does but it's at home and he doesn't use it much any more. He pretty much exclusively uses the Kronos and Karma now. If I had known that Tuomas had started the songwriting process for the next album I would have definitely asked him about that (particularly if he was finally going to record on that pipe organ he had been talking about since before Imaginaerum) but I didn't find that out until after the concert. My sister then started to greet them and she actually talked to everybody and engaged with them very well. She told them she didn't know why I was acting so weird. LOL They all chuckled about that. The concert: My head is still spinning from that set list. They actually played The Carpenter! And then Elvenpath! That's freaking two songs from AFF, which I always felt was under appreciated as an album. Then there was the entirety of Dead Boys Poem! And freakin 10th Man Down! That was the song that introduced me to Nightwish so to hear that live was extra special. Sacrament and Gethsemane were incredible. I should probably also mention the finale. Greatest Show followed directly by GLS was just phenomenal. I know they have been playing those songs a lot recently, but this was my first time hearing either of those songs live with their current lineup and... man, it is just on a different level live. It really really is. I have always been a bit critical of Greatest Show, but hearing it live is like hearing it as it is intended to be, and it was truly incredible. What an incredible show! This was only my second time seeing them live (my first was the 2012 show in Atlanta with Anette ironically only a few weeks before her departure). I will definitely be trying to see them again in 2020-21 when they tour for their next album! And hopefully if they do a VIP I'll be a bit more chill next time! Lol
  5. My sister and I went to the Atlanta meet and greet on Friday. I'll post more on it later in more detail, but the concert was amazing, and meeting them was amazing. Listening to the decades album now that was part of the VIP package.
  6. I seem to remember a YouTube video of Tuomas back from shortly after Imaginaerum was done. He was playing a big pipe organ somewhere... and I think I remember him saying something along the lines of "I could definitely see this playing a role in the next album." So I was disappointed to find that it wasn't used in EFMB. Maybe the next one though... I think an actual live pipe organ would be an amazing new thing for nightwish to do.
  7. Actually, I would love that. Lol
  8. What I think about this whole thing in a nutshell: First of all, Tuomas and Troy have every right to believe what they believe and to publicly express those beliefs, even if I as a Christian do not share their beliefs. Second, I find science to be very interesting. So it's cool to have an album about it. Finally, while I find myself in heavy disagreement with the majority of Richard Dawkins' beliefs and his Anti Theistic stance, he did an awesome job narrating on the album and therefore actually enjoy his contribution from a purely artistic perspective. I feel no reason to distance myself from Nightwish just because some of the members believe differently than I do.
  9. I haven't seen as many videos from Worcester. What I've seen looks good though.
  10. Ok. That was funny. Lol
  11. I checked the us billboard 200 a few days ago to see if it was there. I didn't see it yet. Ill have to check again though. Didn't the last two albums chart in the us? Or did I misread the Wikipedia article?
  12. It's to early for me to say where EFMB falls on my list. But I can say that I must be in that rare group because Wishmaster has been number one on my list for a very long time now. I don't suspect that will change any time soon. Lol
  13. I think Alpenglow would make an ideal fourth? single. I have to agree there. I'm rooting for it.
  14. Am I the only person who actually finds that song to be quite nice? From a musical standpoint at least. Lol Anyways, I do think Alpenglow would have been a better single but who knows. They may be planning to release it in the future. It already looks like they're doing more than two this time around which is good.
  15. Well... I suppose this wouldn't be a proper Nightwish album if we didn't mishear some lyrics... All this time I heard the line "Look at yourself in the eyes of aye-aye Unfolding rendezvous" as 'You'd pinch yourself in the a## if I had a holy rendezvous' Totally serious too. o_O