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Well said, Joe.

I feel so genuinely happy for fans of /ASIA\ in the UK this week. After a couple years of unavoidable mishaps, it seems that John & management have put a plan together with promoters to bring the smile right BACK to their eyes...




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Quietly confident, Brenda. Ask me on Wednesday, it might be a bit more squeaky bum.
Ok, I have to ask...Squeaky bum or smooth sailing?

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It was, and will remain, squeaky bum until around 17:00 hrs on Friday.
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A couple of weeks ago I met an old friend, hadn't seen him for 10 or 12 years.
I started to tell him I was going to see ASIA on June 5th.
We then seemed to switch to....can you remember when John Wetton played at Harveys (club cafe) Stockton on Tees? Mid 90s we both thought, but couldn't remember.
Was it an Arkangel tour or an Akoustika tour? (we both have both CDs)
Who were the other band members?
It's terrible when you get old and your memory is puddled.
I hope your memory or diary is up to answering so I can enlighten him the next time I meet him.

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Tricky, I saw JW in '95 at the London Astoria and the group then was JW, Billy Leisegang, Martin Orford (Widge as JW calls him) and Tomas Lang. It was there that I bought CTD, my 1st JW solo purchase and the 1st time I'd heard RV 6.02! I'd previously seen him @ The Marquee in '86 with CP, Robin George and Phil Manzanera- it was a Robbins/Nordoff Charity event.

One word- sublime.

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I could have been the '95 set-up. RV 6:02 was played in Stockton all those years ago, my second time of hearing it live. First time was Newcastle City Hall in about '78.
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The next time I saw John was at The Shepherds Bush Empire, pre-Ark release, and with him then were Dave Kilminster, Martin O and Tom Lang. Seem to remember they played some Ark tracks. I think it was 1997 or 98. After that it was Whitchurch festival in '98- the first time I chatted to John. By then TL had been replaced by Steve Christie, I think. We (son Mark and I) caught them just after soundchecking.
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J, I was wondering why the ends of the second top string on Il gatto nero were red. Is it just a different make of string or something more.
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It's either the work of the Divil, or they are Rotosound strings. Hopefully the latter.
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Not really music related I know but I am really interested as to how the logistics work? Wednesday night late, the equipment is in the UK but less than 48 hours later the band is playing in Sweden with what appears to be all that gear? I know anything is possible these days but how is it done? The customs clearance can be a challenge let alone the cost of express airfreight. Would love to have a little insight.
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It goes in a truck, on a ferry,to France, through Belgium and Germany,Denmark and Sweden---all EU (like UK,DK and S not Eurozone, but they're all EU).It's a long drive, but driver Dave is equal to the task.
Sweden Rock is on the Baltic ---or at least our hotel was. We flew to Copenhagen, Denmark,then by road over the bridge, across Sweden.It's rather beautiful.
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Crikey! Quite a road trip. Thank you.
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Mileage? No clue as to that, but Vid's miles traveled to see ASIA was the length of my state. But how large of a crew is needed to get things in place for the next concert? And what happens to the ASIA banner when a tour is over?
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