Spectre

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  • Gender:
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    Outer Space

About You

  • Favourite Food
    Pasta and Sushi
  • Favourite Beverage
    At the moment: Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand
  • Favourite Place
    Where my beloved ones are.
  • Countries Visited
    Where to start with? Travelled across Europe, North and South America but Australasia is still a blank spot on my map ...
  • Do You Drink Alcohol
    Won't refuse a nice cold beer, white wine or whiskey!
  • Do You Have a Motto
    'With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censored, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied - chains us all irrevocably.'
  • Do You Play An Instrument
    Long time ago ...

Nightwish

  • How Did You Discover Nightwish
    A friend lent me his NW CDs back in 2003.
  • How Many Times Seen Live?
    3
  • Most Memorable NW Memory
    Emppu looking straight into my eyes at an EFMB concert and giving me the horns!
  • Best Live Song
    GLS
  • Favourite Album
    Once or EFMB? Hard to decide ...
  • Favourite Song
    Ever Dream
  • Favourite Album/Single Artwork
    EFMB
  • Favourite Music Video
    Amaranth
  • Favourite DVD
    Showtime, Storytime but definitely looking forward to VoS!!!
  • Least Favourite Album
    None! Used to be Imaginaerum but it grew on me over time!

General Music

  • Favourite Singer
    Our dear Floor and Mr. Bruce Dickinson
  • Favourite Non NW Album?
    Constantly changing ... right now: Brave New World
  • Favourite Band/Artist?
    Besides NW: Ayreon and essentially all of Arjen's projects, Iron Maiden, Amorphis and many more ...
  • Musical Dislikes (Songs, Bands etc)
    Anything with Rap music ...

Entertainment

  • Favourite Actor/Actress
    Patrick Stewart
  • Favourite Director(s)
    Ridley Scott, James Cameron - almost forgot David Lynch!
  • Favourite Movie(s)
    Alien(s), Dune, Star Wars I - III, Star Trek 4 and 6, Total Recall, Starship Troopers and a lot more SciFi stuff
  • Favourite TV Show(s)/Series
    Star Trek TNG, Game of Thrones, House of Cards, 24, Futurama
  • Favourite Movie Soundtrack
    Star Wars or LOTR? Sooo hard to decide...
  • Favourite Author
    Isaac Asimov
  • Favourite Book(s)
    LOTR, Fahrenheit 451

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  1. Spectre

    Decades: Live in Buenos Aires

    ^True, but they might not make Decades immediately available for streaming. It took quite a while until Showtime Storytime and VoS became available on Prime Video as far as I recall. Since I'm an impatient greedy fan I will resort to BluRay.
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    Contacting the Mods

    Hi mods, I noticed that my access to speaker's corner has been revoked. Can you please reinstate it? Thanks!
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    The Floor thread

    Do you mean that it was different than here: If so, I also wondered at some point why she did it differently at BZ but concluded that the way Floor and Henk performed it more beautifully reflects the moment between Erik and Christine in PotO. IMHO, the new version delivers great storytelling, in the Marco/Tarja and (previous) Joacim/Floor version the artists seem more detached.
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    The Upcoming Nightwish Album

    I couldn't stop thinking about the signs on the tour poster recently posted by @GhostHell in the 2020 Tour thread: They are Babylonian cuneiform signs. My working assumption is that the album title is encoded in cuneiform - who knows, maybe it's even a kind of puzzle for the fans? Since we don't seem to have an Assyriologist among us it may indeed be difficult to solve. Some internet research yielded the following results: The first symbol resembles the cuneiform sign for "man", though the string attached to it at the upper right could obviously change the meaning significantly. The second sign is the DINGIR sign for "god", "haven" or "deity", sometimes it's also referred to as "star": Not sure whether this is of relevance here, but one of the greatest works of literature from ancient Babylon is the Epic of Gilgamesh. It includes many interesting and fundamental themes, such as Gilgamesh's futile struggle for immortality, his friend Enkidu's journey to the Netherworld and the Great Flood. One of the chapters of Carl Sagan's book "Contact" also refers to the Gilgamesh epic. I could see those themes playing well together with dystopian themes inspired by Black Mirror as well as the religious / transcendental issues suggested by other forum members. Really curious how this plays out!
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    The Floor thread

    The big question for me is now: How do we get a professional live recording of Nightwish feat. Henk Poort in Amsterdam? Not immortalising that rendition of PotO would be a crime.
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    The Floor thread

    Floor's last tweet ist intriguing as it could mean that Henk appears with NW - maybe at the Ziggo Dome? The twitter translator tells me that Floor suggested Henk to do Phantom for the duets and he said fine - if I can join NW on stage. She seemingly replied "we have a deal". 😀
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    The Floor thread

    ^Not sure what exactly you mean, but are you aware that this the Floor thread - aka the church of Floor!? Seriously, what's wrong with enthusiasm when even the Dutch press has joined in raving: "Floor Jansen is a masterful singer, a top talent who manages to amaze time and time again with her special voice and performance. Although a successful singer for over twenty years outside the national borders, her breakthrough in her own country now seems to be a fact. After nothing but positive reactions and phenomenal performances, Floor has recently announced that they will go into depth with six shows." (Google translate from https://www.telegraaf.nl/entertainment/1801317842/wie-is-floor-jansen-eigenlijk) Now, I have to stop rambling here as I have to do a quick instant celebration for one the last tickets for Heerlen I've been able to snatch...
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    The Floor thread

    Great job and great interview, thanks! I think if they ever chose Floor as a singer for the Eurovision Song Contest, 'Winner' would be the song to go for. Floor's rendition has such a powerful and yet uplifting vibe to it.
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    The Floor thread

    The AVROTROS announcement of Henk gives a glimpse a next Saturday's Phantom duet with Floor which seems to have a rock vibe - promises to be epic!
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    The Floor thread

    Roster! A notice! Outworn, financially weaker! EURIBOR! Multiples! In me the taxmaster...
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    The Floor thread

    Well deserved, Floor!
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    The Floor thread

    She kind of ticked that box already but I wouldn't mind another one! Agree 100%, "Winner" was brilliant. Floor's rendition gave me a 90's Roxette vibe. Left the church long time ago, but it feels a bit like returning every Saturday for worshipping!
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    The Upcoming Nightwish Album

    Or Marco - Kiss, while your lips are still black!
  14. Spectre

    The Floor thread

    I think that this gives a hint at the looks of the duet episode - Floor all dressed in black, Henk wearing a bow-tie:
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    The Upcoming Nightwish Album

    ^Not quite - you forgot that Floor will also be yodelling on the new album since she learnt a bunch of new singing styles for a Dutch reality TV show.