Saturday, September 8, 2012

Cure guitar/bass parts instructional videos

From Brian of The Curse: "I recently started a Youtube account for The Cure's guitar and bass parts to go along with my Cure tablature site. I'm trying to make these videos as instructional as possible with a good view of the fingering on the frets. Check it out!"

Robert meets with Attitude Is Everything CEO

Robert met with the CEO of Attitude Is Everything, who work to improve deaf & disabled people's access to live music, at the Reading Festival. (Thanks )

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Cure back in the UK Top 100 album chart

The Cure's 'Greatest Hits' re-entered the UK's Top 100 chart last week at #85, and has jumped to #72 this week. Guess some of the kids were impressed with the Reading & Leeds shows. :)
(Thanks Aaron)

Update: And 'Greatest Hits' is #13 in the Top 100 Irish Albums chart. (Thanks crawleyrocket)

Lullaby at Electric Picnic

The Cure - Lullaby (Electric Picnic 2012)

This was recorded for the band by Mark McCabe and his company. Tim asked him about the shoot, and here's his reply: "video was for band only. Think they plan to release an online best of summer tour or highlights. it was shot by my company for the band. We managed to score an "exclusive" clip as a result. DVD/online same thing!"(Thanks Tim)

As Robert mentioned in the Hot Press interview, he's working on a SummerCure DVD (RS: "I've been mixing all the live shows for a DVD of this Summer"), so this would probably be a part of it.

'A Forest' voted best song of the 80s

Dutch Radio 2 listeners were asked to vote for the Top 88 best songs of the 80s, and 'A Forest' came in at #1. Story here, and the entire list of songs here. (Thanks Jamal and Ferd)

Orbital want to work with Robert

From RTE: "Orbital played last night following The Cure's historic three-hour long set on the main stage and said they would love to work with Robert Smith. "We're always trying to nail him down," they added." (Thanks David)

Cure show on Couleur 3 today

Swiss radio station Couleur 3 (English) will be airing a Cure show on Sunday, Aug. 26th at 22:00. Not sure what this will be, maybe some of Paleo Festival? (Thanks Nicolas)

Update (Aug. 28th):  Yes, it was Paleo. Listen to the show here. It was mixed?/selected? by Robert. Can be download here and on iTunes. (Thanks Andreas)

Update (Sept. 5th): The Cure on Facebook mentioned it today: "SPEND AN HOUR WITH THE CURE AT PALEO 2012"

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Electric Picnic broadcast still available

The RTE 2FM Electric Picnic broadcast is still available to listen to/record here. Cure start around 4:50:00. (Thanks thesmudge)

Three Imaginary Boys at Bilbao BBK 2012

In gorgeous B&W: Robert Smith - Three Imaginary Boys (Bilbao BBK Live 2012) (Thanks Martin)

Cure In Orange at Alamo Ritz in Austin,TX

My favorite movie theatre, the Alamo Drafthouse Ritz in Austin, TX, will once again be showing The Cure 'In Orange' on Sept. 3rd at 10:30PM.