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25th May 2010

ladyneocotica10:28am: 13 Thomas Dolby 'Europa & The Pirate Twins' icons
Hey my first post so be gentle!
I was unsure whether icon posts were allowed so I apologise sincerely if not! [Just delete my post and I'll walk away quietly (:]

But yes if anyone was interested I made 13 icons all from the 'Europa & The Pirate Twins' video, mostly face shots but you have got to love his face.

If these get enough interest I may consider doing requests so just send me a message!

We'll be the pirate twins again...

8th November 2006

lunesse7:49pm: Dolby Podcasts.
TD is starting up some podcasting action on a regular basis. You can subcribe from his blog.

Here's the first one. =)

26th April 2006

sbisson1:56pm: New London gig date!
The Sole Inhabitant will be at the Scala on the 23rd of June.

Oh yes. Having seen him once this year already at a warm-up gig in San Francisco, I am going back for the full tour experience...

It's cheap - only £12.50. It's also early - doors open at 7.00 and the gig will be over at 9.30
Current Mood: excited

23rd April 2006

lunesse9:13pm: West leg complete!
Thought I'd share a photo taken a little after 1:30 AM in Seattle in the hotel, after the last show of the west leg. Champagne in cheap hotel water glasses and coffee mugs. At left is Johnny deKam, the amazing video wizard creating all the visual magic onstage.

Johnny and TD, April 22, 1:35 AM, Seattle.
rakehell5:15am: Thomas Dolby at the Fenix Underground, Seattle 4/22/06

He has given his music a fresh sound by updating the electronics that he uses, creating more of a club sound. It was like listening to a good remix album that creatively and wildly re-interprets the original songs. For instance, "I Live in A Suitcase," which I've always considered one of his lesser tunes, was now powered by a more driving groove that really brought out the bassline. It became one of the best songs of the night.

Dolby has always excelled with longer songs that are built up from simple themes, adding layers of rhythm and accompaniment as the song progresses. The one-man-band format showcased that, as he had to add in riff after riff before the groove was laid down. This was especially well-done on "Hyperactive!" where the convoluted funk bassline was pieced together in marvelous stages. Throughout the show he wasn't hesitant to add licks that were not on the original recordings.

He shared the stage with a large videoscreen that showed clips from his classic videos as well as striking images that may come from later videos. Cameras on his headset and on stage occasionally superimposed views of him, or his hands on the keyboards and controls. One song simply had images of the camera panning across various neon designs. "Windpower" had a striking wind turbine motif.

He was highly engaging and personable with the crowd. He seems a very lively and intelligent person and I gained a renewed appreciation of his clever and often touching lyrics.

[And he has a blog! - thomasdolbyblog]

26th February 2006

lunesse3:24pm: thomas shows!
lots of them!

Best place to see them all right now is his myspace page...but the forums at thomsdolby.com are full of info, too!

Some are for sale on ticketmaster right now!

24th January 2006

mellawyrden9:19am: Thomas Dolby photos
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Has anyone here attended his latest gigs?

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Check out the remaining west coast dates at House of Blues:
Current Mood: ecstatic

17th December 2005

especially2:09pm: Can someone please upload "She blinded me with science"?


19th May 2005

shada_aka_apm8:35pm: Well, I just joined this community, which I've noticed has a regretfully scarce amount of members. Ah, well.

My mom used to play Thomas Dolby tapes all the time in the car when I was a little kid, around 8 or 9, and I've always liked it, even before I knew or really cared about music. Anyways, I recently ordered the best of CD, and I can finally appreciate it like the selectively music-obessed person that I am. My favorite song at the moment is Europa and the Pirate Twins, and I think Screen Kiss and Close But No Cigar are also spiffy.

I also LOVE Oingo Boingo, Talking Heads, and other kinds of 80s music, obscure and just plain bad XD
Current Mood: thirsty

13th August 2004

pinkteaset34:57pm: Thomas and David Bowie
after the Roseland Ballroom show in NYC a few years ago:


22nd May 2004

eighties112:25am: ...is missing tonight
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