Saturday, March 3, 2012

Cure at Bestival 2011 on Sky Arts 1

The Cure at Bestival 2011
Sat. March 3rd at 10pm & Sun. March 4th at 1:55am on Sky Arts 1 & Sky Arts 1 HD.

Aired: Open, A Night Like This, The End of the World, Lovesong, Just Like Heaven, The Only One, The Walk, Push, Friday I'm in Love, Inbetween Days, Play For Today, A Forest, Primary, Shake Dog Shake, The Hungry Ghost, One Hundred Years, End, Lullaby, Lovecats, The Caterpillar, Close To Me, Hot Hot Hot, Let's Go To Bed, Why Can't I Be You?
Barry: "they started and finished the show with what sounded like a really nice version of 'Tape' from The Wish Tour. Not the normal version as far as I remember."
Mark: "It sounded like a single guitar version of the main riff from "Tape", possibly an isolated guitar channel from the live intro to "Open" which Robert may have played." (Thanks Mark & Barry)

Update: If anyone wants 'Jumping Someone Else's Train' & 'Killing An Arab/Another' from last year's ARTE broadcast, get them here (175MB MP4 file). (Thanks Andreas)

Update: Available on Piratebay. (Thanks Patrick)

Win tickets & flights to see The Cure in Spain

From Adam: "Competition in the UK to win tickets and flights for 2 to see The Cure (and others) at Bilbao BBK"

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Update on the UltraCure changes

This is the answer Rob got from Schecter president Michael Ciravolo about the UltraCure changes: "Since I mainly deal with Robert on his guitars… I thought I could shed some clarity on your new UltraCure.
First,,, with the intro of the UltraCure-VI this year…. Robert wanted the neck to be ‘clear like his old fender-6’ … meaning natural gloss maple. A little difficult since the guitar was a set-neck… so we had the joint taped off and only clear coated… giving the ‘bolt-on’ appearance . He liked this … so in late 2011 we started to transition the standard UltraCure to this also, at his insistence. This seems to be the version you have received from Drum City. Early 2011 models and older had the back of the neck painted to match.
The CURE logo on the back has gone thru a few changes … again, Robert changes his mind a lot J …. In addition to the Disintegration style (on the original versions) … there was small runs with both ‘upper C and lower C’ logos from the band’s early logo. Finally, with the 20 years of WISH coming up … he decided on this logo (for now) …
Other than that, the guitar has remained unchanged …. Except for a run of 6 guitars with a MAPLE fingerboard, as for a fleeting moment, he contemplated this change." (Thanks Rob)

Cure music helps trapped Russian girl

Russian girl trapped for 9 years in her mother's apartment says The Cure “music in my player made my dark days a bit brighter”, wants a poster of the band. (Thanks Vera)

Update (2-28-12): "I know a lot of us Cure fans were hoping to do something like send a Cure care package to the girl. Well, I’ve finally gotten in touch with the journalist that wrote the article and she would love to do something so I’m not sure if it would be easier to just send a few small things, since it is going to Russia, or how we should do it. Anna, the journalist, said she has had a hard time locating a poster and I know we can certainly come up with that. My email address they could reach me at is sjd8826(at)yahoo(dot)com" (Thanks Summer)

Personally, I would hope that the right people read this, and could maybe arrange for her to attend the show in Russia this Summer, and maybe get to meet the band and get a poster/cd/etc signed in person?

Photo of Robert in London 1985

Photographer Richard Bellia posted this photo of Robert in London (Oct. 1985) on his Tumblr today.