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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
  • 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
    Ghost Love Score and Romanticide (Floor)
  • Favourite Album
  • Favourite Song
    The poet and the pendulum/Ghost Love Score/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
    Master Passion Greed, 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 Madrid (2016), 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

    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
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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!
  6. Cristermo


    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
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Cristermo

    Decades World Tour 2018

    The Crow, The Owl and the Dove is great. Turn Loose the Mermaids would be fine too. I would like to hear it again too. Tutankhamen? Nothing against it, but I prefer The Beauty of the Beast, Astral Romance, Pharaoh Sails to Orion, Meadows of Heaven, Our Decades in the Sun, Know Why Nightingale Sings or Rest Calm.
  10. The difference between zero and once is huge, specially if it is recorded for a DVD release . I don't think they will play Alpenglow or Edema Ruh on this tour, but I think ODITSA will appear sooner or later. It deserves it. Romanticide, for example, wasn't played during the ONCE tour, not a single time, but it was included in the setlists of the three following tours. As for Edema Ruh; it it had been released as the main single it would have been played a little more at the beginning of the torur but it would have disappeared after the first few gigs. Being a single doesn't mean too much; remember that EFMB (the song) was removed from the setlist at the very moment it was released as a single. I don't think Edema Ruh would have been played much more.
  11. They played Meadows of Heaven once.
  12. Cristermo

    The Tuomas thread

    A good interview to see how Mr Holopainen feels now
  13. You can call it a hunch, if you want it. During EFMB tour they said they would play that song sooner or later on the tour, but eventually it didn't happen. I think they will fulfill that promise now. Besides, the name of the tour is Decades and I think it's a very good song to be played live, very emotional. I'm pretty sure that on the European leg they will make some changes in the setlist and ODITS could be one of the songs that will be played, at least occassionally.
  14. Cristermo

    Gira Decades

    No sé si saldrá del setlist o no, yo más bien creo que la alternarán con Beauty and the Beast. En cuanto a Nightwish, creo que no deberían tocarla como en la demo, pero con unos arreglos más elaborados, ¿por qué no? Sería una curiosidad y, además, un homenaje a ellos mismos porque esa es la primera canción que grabaron y la que le dio nombre a la banda.
  15. Cristermo


    Did we? I didn't know. As a matter of fact, The Space Between sounds like Lagoon (at the beginning) and Elan (in the chorus). Holopainen is there.