[kj] Jaz Coleman (Official) [Facebook Post]

Neil Perry 65snoopy at gmail.com
Tue Oct 16 18:20:49 EDT 2018

My god they get everywhere don't they. Looks like a good time was had..
I'm going to Glasgow this time round, thought I'd make an effort and have a
change from London. After the Oslo show a few years ago, and all the
reports from this
year, looking forward to it.

On Tue, 16 Oct 2018 at 23:41, Andreas Misera via Gathering <
gathering at misera.net> wrote:

> Oh, I did enjoy it! A lot!!! One of the best KJ gigs I‘ve been to, I
> think. Now considering going to London in a month... :-D
> And look who I met:
> [image: image1.jpeg]
> Cheers,
> -Andy
> Am 16.10.2018 um 21:58 schrieb Paul <dubecho at gmail.com>:
> Nice one Andreas, enjoy : )
> On Tue, 16 Oct 2018 at 20:55, Andreas Misera via Gathering <
> gathering at misera.net> wrote:
>> [image: image1.jpeg]
>> Gig in Munich. Right now. :-)
>> Am 16.10.2018 um 21:44 schrieb Paul <dubecho at gmail.com>:
>> The Pledge LP box set was cancelled. The CD one is still on track I
>> believe. A smaller LP set, including KJ2003, is on offer now at a much
>> lower price that the original hugely overpriced LP box set.
>> Aye, I too like to hear the tour bus side of things. No doubt there'll be
>> more now from the european leg. Some of the band members Instagram pictures
>> were of the european tour bus, it looks well comfortable. I was going to
>> post them, but did not want to spam the list, but if there is a want, I can
>> post.
>> I've still not made my mind up where I'm going to catch them, I'd best do
>> so soon though ...lol
>> On Tue, 16 Oct 2018 at 20:32, Neil Perry <65snoopy at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Thanks for that. Love the stuff about the tour bus and morning routines.
>>> I like the new media-free Jaz.
>>> (And what happened to the Pledge box set?)
>>> On Mon, 15 Oct 2018 at 20:56, Paul <dubecho at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Posted by Jaz on FB, posting here for those who don't use it.
>>>> https://www.facebook.com/JazColemanOfficial/posts/2177703322248124
>>>> Jaz Coleman (Official)
>>>> 3 hrs
>>>> Dearly beloved Gatherers, Church of Killing Joke and Global Hummers
>>>> I am currently taking a deep breath before we begin the European and
>>>> British tour in Hamburg this evening. One of the worst things about touring
>>>> is when you stop, suddenly the body seems prone to infections and one
>>>> appears to lose a lot of energy. If I am honest, prior to the American
>>>> tour, I was in a state of dread.
>>>> I think my views on American foreign policy are well-known, but the
>>>> funniest thing happened: the complete opposite of my expectations. For
>>>> example, I never thought I would hear myself say how much I wanted to
>>>> return to America, but that is exactly how I feel after what can only be
>>>> described as a victorious tour. Maybe it was because I’ve stopped listening
>>>> to radio, television and all forms of alternative and mainstream media,
>>>> simply because it makes me so fucking miserable.
>>>> And what a journey it’s been from Seattle to Lima, nothing short of
>>>> mind-blowing. So many wonderful people following us from gig to gig,
>>>> hundreds of stories about the power of Killing Joke’s music and how the
>>>> music has changed their lives. I met Gatherers who were force-fed Killing
>>>> Joke by their parents from an early age and came to love not just the
>>>> music, but the lifestyle Killing Joke advocates. I met so many people who
>>>> told me how the music got them through their lives and in excess of a dozen
>>>> individuals who told me the music prevented them from committing suicide.
>>>> In fact, everybody I met had a story to tell about this incredible
>>>> music that has been the soundtrack to all of our lives. And I saw surprise
>>>> also, surprise on Gatherers’ faces to discover I am a Gatherer too,
>>>> standing outside of the band and looking inwards. I tried to make it my
>>>> personal goal to meet and talk to as many Gatherers as I possibly could and
>>>> I feel so very deeply touched by the significance of our little band.
>>>> I loved life on the tour bus, American tour buses have higher ceilings
>>>> and larger bunks. At the back of the tour bus is the Bad Boys’ Room, for
>>>> smokers and drinkers only. It is also an incredible library, books such as
>>>> The War of Art (yes, that’s right, The War of Art), Slave Race of the
>>>> Anunnaki, The End of Peak Oil, the poems of Dylan Thomas and the Bhagavad
>>>> Gita are stacked up on the shelves (Geordie always liked a tidy back
>>>> lounge).
>>>> The cupboards are full of vinyl that Youth collects from second-hand
>>>> record shops on a daily basis, along with other junk like statues of the
>>>> Virgin Mary and antler horns. On days off, I enjoy a premium cigar with the
>>>> guys (my last remaining pleasure. Because of the reflux problem I have and
>>>> its effect on my voice, tea, caffeine, mustard, chili, wheat, dairy and
>>>> sugar are all banned from my diet. Smoking anything that one inhales is a
>>>> serious no-no.)
>>>> Every morning, Geordie wakes up first and one is awoken by the faint
>>>> aroma of Dunhill International! I wake up next, join Geordie in the back
>>>> lounge. Big Paul is next to wake and starts his day eating healthy muesli
>>>> and making weird smoothies. Lastly, Youth awakes, saturnine and grumpy
>>>> until his first cup of tea and spliff, at which point his puckish nature
>>>> returns.
>>>> The days off in America were normally in obscure towns which are more
>>>> like car parks surrounded by shopping malls. This is where I would find the
>>>> occasional cigar shop and hang out with some of the locals. We even stopped
>>>> in Dave Grohl’s home town and I met someone who claims to live in the house
>>>> he was brought up in.
>>>> There was a great vibe between band members (compared to some other
>>>> tours!) and everybody seemed to support each other, often going out
>>>> shopping together or eating at restaurants.
>>>> Preparing for a Killing Joke show is a spiritual experience. One feels
>>>> like a coiled spring all day, constantly asking crew how many more hours
>>>> till show time, measuring one’s energy levels at all times. And then we all
>>>> come together in a circle and… invoke that spirit that has sustained us
>>>> through the years. After this, I generally walk around alone and collect my
>>>> thoughts.
>>>> Most of the audience weren’t even born when we put our 10th record out,
>>>> but occasionally we would meet an old face from the past, from 1980 (like
>>>> Vivian Goldman in New York). I can’t remember one bad gig, they were all
>>>> takeover events.
>>>> One young lady in Dallas told me her father bought her ticket for her
>>>> and so wanted to come but was suffering from a virulent strain of cancer.
>>>> So I conveyed this to the audience and was delighted to see so many
>>>> messages of love and support for him left at the merch stand. This is our
>>>> Gathering of wonderful, loving human beings that after all these years I am
>>>> so very proud of.
>>>> As for Mexico City and the South American tour, nothing short of
>>>> mind-blowing. Hordes of Gatherers at the airport, outside the hotel 24/7,
>>>> astonished Gatherers watching these old punks greet everybody as they’re
>>>> lining up for the concert. Gigs of such intensity that there were people
>>>> crying in the audience.
>>>> Life on the road has become so utterly addictive that my thoughts are
>>>> with the late Paul Raven, who loved human beings with all their faults,
>>>> like I do. And as we approach the European tour, synchronicities are
>>>> already starting to occur. We play at Usine in Geneva, almost 11 years to
>>>> the day that we held Raven’s wake in the very same building. So at 6.45 on
>>>> the 26th October, we will hold a short memorial for Raven. Gatherers who
>>>> knew Paul personally will take precedence, other than this it will be first
>>>> come, first served and I expect everybody to bring one item that is stolen
>>>> as an offering.
>>>> The only home the late Paul Raven ever knew was the tour bus and I
>>>> empathise with this from my current standpoint. I have decided to leave
>>>> Prague and begin a nomadic lifestyle once again. Over the course of the
>>>> coming month, I look forward to meeting as many people as possible, sharing
>>>> information and stories.
>>>> Finally, I would like to thank my brothers in arms for this amazing
>>>> journey, and I would like to thank everyone who loves this wonderful band.
>>>> Jaz Coleman
>>>> PS: Are there any builders who would like to join me in Cythera to get
>>>> some cabins up this summer (i.e. European winter)? Please let me know.
>>>> PS2: I cannot put into words how I feel about the failure of the box
>>>> set. I was not consulted on the details of it (which isn’t surprising
>>>> seeing as I don’t take emails) and I only heard about the horrendous price
>>>> during the American tour. Clearly, it hadn’t been well thought out, rather
>>>> like Symphonic Killing Joke, where no preliminary budget was made. However,
>>>> I am happy to say the recording is out of this world and although it will
>>>> arrive late, Symphony Killing Joke (or Magna Invocatio, as I call it) will
>>>> reach everybody early in the new year (date TBC). Thanks to all the good
>>>> people at Pledge, the generosity of St Petersburg Philharmonic (and the
>>>> Russian Ministry of Culture), the love of the Lucis Trust, which has
>>>> changed my life, and finally and most significantly, this project was saved
>>>> by the hard work of Carla Potter.
>>>> https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/review-killing-joke-40th-anniversary-tour-new-york-723549/
>>>> Photos: Youth
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