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About Cristermo

  • Birthday 04/24/1964

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  • Interests
    Reading, writing, painting, movies, music...

About You

  • Favourite Food
    Spanish omelette and pisto manchego
  • Favourite Animal
    pigs, crocodiles, turtles, lovebirds, donkeys...I even like some human beings
  • Favourite Beverage
    beer, wine
  • Favourite Colour
  • Favourite Place
    Outer space
  • Countries Visited
    Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Czech Republic, Tunicia, Italy, United Kingdom, France, Poland, Finland
  • Do You Drink Alcohol
    Yes, of course
  • Do You Smoke
  • Do You Have a Motto
    Thinking about future misfortunes is living them twice
  • Do You Collect Anything
    No, only memories
  • Do You Have Pets
    Two turtles, two lovebirds, two children
  • Do You Play An Instrument
    No.Well, the flute a little..., but very little


  • How Did You Discover Nightwish
    I don't remember, on the web, I think
  • How Many Times Seen Live?
    Once, in Madrid, the tenth of September, 2016
  • Most Memorable NW Memory
    That concert
  • Most Prized Nightwish Item
    Not exactly Nightwish, but The Life and Adventure of Scrooge signed by Tuomas.
  • Best Live Song
    The Poet and the Pendulum (Floor)
  • Favourite Album
  • Favourite Song
    The poet and the pendulum/The Greatest Show On Earth
  • Favourite Album/Single Artwork
    Endless forms most beautiful (cover)
  • Favourite Music Video
    Amaranth, The Islander, Nemo
  • Favourite DVD
    Showtime, Storytime
  • Least Favourite Album
    I like all of them, but if I had to choose one it would be Angels Fall First
  • Least Favourite Song
    Where were you last night?

General Music

  • Favourite Music Video
    Ashes to ashes (David Bowie)
  • Favourite Drummer
    Mick Fleetwood, Hunt Sales, Jukka, Kai
  • Favourite Singer
    David Bowie, Marco Hietala, Albano, Floor
  • Favourite Guitarist
    Paco de Lucía, Adrian Belew, Mick Ronson, David Gilmour, Lindsay Buckingham, Earl Slick, Eric Clapton, Frank Infante, Empu
  • Favourite Bassist
    Rutger Gunnarson, Paul McCartney
  • Favourite Pianist/Keyboard Player
    Mick Garson, Benny Andersson
  • Favourite Non NW Song?
    Ashes to Ashes (Bowie) Avalanche (Cohen), Ma solitude (Moustaki) and a milion moreand many more
  • Best Concert Attended
    David Bowie (Sound and Vision), George Moustaki in Alcalá de Henares, Nightwish in Wembley Arena (2018), Víctor Manuel in Alcalá de Henares, Nuevo Mester de Juglaría in Madrid, Candeal in Alcalá de Henares and many more
  • Favourite Non NW Album?
    Revolver (Beatles), Blackstar (Bowie), Various positions (Cohen), Bahane (Sezen Aksu), La Voz de la Ciencia (Aviador Dro), Coplas de la Raya (Candeal) The Album (Abba) and a million more
  • Favourite Composer?
    David Bowie, Leonard Cohen, Tuomas Holopainen, Schubert, Bach, Benny Andersson, Bob Dylan, Servando Carballar, Moustaki, John Lennon, Manolo García, ...
  • Favourite Band/Artist?
    Nightwish, Leonard Cohen, Beatles, Lene Lovich, Triana, Alameda, David Bowie, Sezen Aksu, Natacha Atlas, Manolo García, El Último de la Fila, Joaquín Díaz, Kraftwerk, Blondie,Patti Smith, Abba, Bjork, Aviador Dro, George Moustaki, Mecano, Kate Bush, Fleetwood Mac, Candeal, Tarika, Status Quo, Dire Straits, Pink Floyd, Sade, Eduardo Paniagua, Francis Cabrel, Javier Krahe, Bob Dylan, No me pises que llevo chanclas
  • Musical Dislikes (Songs, Bands etc)
    One Direction, Justin Bieber or any other indutrial product


  • Favourite Actor/Actress
    Marcelo Mastroianni, Luis Tosar, Peter O'Toole and many more
  • Favourite Director(s)
    Víctor Erice, Eric Rohmer, Wong Kar Wai, Kubrick
  • Favourite Movie(s)
    El Sur, El espíritu de la Colmena, In the Mood of Love, Apocalypse now
  • Favourite TV Show(s)/Series
    Space 1999
  • Favourite Movie Soundtrack
    In The Mood Of Love
  • Favourite Author
    Too many
  • Favourite Book(s)
    Buf, too many to pick only one.
  • Favourite Comic Book/Anime

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  1. Cristermo

    2020/2021 Tour Setlist

    Astral Romance is another favourite. I agree on that. Cadence is another song I really like and Floor would nail. Anette's version lacks something that Floor's voice would fix.
  2. Cristermo

    The Floor thread

    Yeah. Pilar Rubio is a metalhead
  3. Cristermo

    2020/2021 Tour Setlist

    Ghost Love Score is great but it certainly needs a rest. TGSOE is great too, but I'm sure in the next tour it will not be included because there will be another epic long song in the new album and it'll take its place. But, please, I need THE BEAUTY OF THE BEAST in the setlist. Can someone explain why that masterpiece has been ignored for so long? Any logical explanation?
  4. Cristermo

    The Marco thread

    Just came across this. Marco sounds great
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    I Let the Music Speak fits her perfectly. And Like an Angel Passing Through my Room too.
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    One of my favourite Abba songs, but this is just the single. This is the album version, two minutes longer. And this is the live version in Wembley Arena. Yes, there are a few moments where Abba and Nightwish have the same vibe, but just particular moments. Conceptually they are quite different. There is another Abba track that reminds me of Nightwish Moondance. Well, the other way round, because Abba tune was recorded over twenty years sooner.
  7. Cristermo

    Decades World Tour 2018

    Wow! That means you lodged in the Hilton Hotel, not too bad I saw Empu and Troy walking in that hotel. I was in London too and watched the show with my family, but I modestly lodged in a small hotel a quarter of an hour away from the Arena Crowd-pleasers? If they wanted to please a massive audience, songs like Ever Dream, Wishmaster or Amaranth would be there. In fact, I think this setlist is quite bold, including songs like Elvenpath, Tenth Man Down, Sacrament of Wilderness or Devil and the Deep Dark Ocean. In general the show was fantastic, energetic and well tailored. Impossible to get bored and the audience enjoyed every single minute of it. There were some sublime moments that I particularly loved: Tenth Man Down (such a great song), Dead Boys Poem (the staging was brilliant), Slaying the Dreamer (pure dinamite), Kinslayer (a punch on the face) and Devil and the Deep Dark Ocean (theatrical and intense). I think it's a wise decision to leave The Greatest Show on Earth and Ghost Love Score for the final climax. The only problem was that sometimes the music was too high and drowned the vocals, specially in Ghost Love Score, where Floor usually sticks out so much. Anyway, a really great show and the sixth of them did a very good job. Two hours but they passed fleetingly.
  8. Cristermo

    Decades World Tour 2018

    I think it has to be with the idea of creating a more dynamic stage. There are two layers: The three static members at the back, watching the whole thing with their demiurgic eyes, and the three lively frisky playful members at the front, moving around freely. It's a good idea.
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    The sound is awful but... Our friends, Therion Sabaton I really like this cover
  10. Cristermo

    Decades World Tour 2018

    Writing about pain and misery is easier. People tend to connect with sad lyrics more effectively than with happier ones, because they sound more genuine. It's the same with movies. Comedies are not usually awarded with oscars, but if you make a movie about the holocaust you have plenty of chances to get quite a few. Even The List of Schindler, which I don't think is a good movie at all (please, don't kill me) got multiple Academy Awards because it depicts a tragic story. Yes, I like old NW too, but I have had enough of it, I really want more Elan or TGSOE.
  11. Cristermo

    Decades World Tour 2018

    Ah, I didn't know. But what I don't understand is why so many forum members feel the need to say they don't like it or that it's bland or boring. There are a few NW songs I don't like but I don't feel the need to air it once and again as if I wanted to convince the world that I'm right
  12. Cristermo

    Decades World Tour 2018

    How can somebody dislike TGSOE? I'll never understand it. And, sorry, but the reasons I have read here just sound ludicrous. God Save TGSOE!
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    They never liked touring for different reasons and now, when they are in their seventies, it's obvious there are not going to do it. But I know there will be a virtual tour with holograms and stuff in 2019, which sounds interesting. I have always liked them and I think some of their songs are among the best pop tunes in the history of music: The Winner Takes it All, Eagle, Dancing Queen, I Let the Music Speak, I'm a Marionette, Visitors, Arrival, The Day Before You Came etc. I have never paid too much attention to the girls' solo careers. I like some of their stuff, but I can't say I'm a fan. I particularly like Threnody, by Frida, because I love Dorothy Parker and this is one of her best poems But I'm a big fan of Benny's and Bjorn's work. Kristina fran Duvemala and Chess are really great And, well, this might be the outcome of my feverish mind, but I have always found a connection between Nightwish's Moondance and Abba's Intermezzo #1
  14. Cristermo

    Decades World Tour 2018

    I don't think they will, it's too frantic, so no time for rehearsals etc. I'm sure they will include something new in the European leg: Beauty of the Beast, Beauty and the Beast or Pharaoh? I hope so.
  15. Cristermo

    The Tuomas thread

    Interesting conversation about imaginary retirements and the inevitable pass of time, but since this is Tuomas thread, I feel the need to say that what has caught my attention in the interview we are (at least "were") discussing is Tuomas's obsession with keeping a good atmosphere in the band. He sounds like someone who has lived in hell for ages and doesn't want to go back. On that side I think Troy has been basic. You may like his contribution to the band or not, but I think he's the oil the machinery of NW needed to work properly. Probably Floor's attitude, willingness of work and professionality have a lot to do with it as well, but Tuomas gives the impression of having reached the peace of mind he needed and don't want to take any risk to jeopardize it.