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I didn't want to mention his (Robert's) name twice and that was obviously an error.
Let's face it together and correct me if I'm wrong: The so-called mainstream and the
fans respectively are not on the same page. The audience of The Cure consists roundabout of
80% mainstream. The latter wants "Greatest Hits" and more festivals - so to speak. That's
quite the opposite from what an average fan wants. Those are the remaining 20%. My impression
is that those won't be heard anymore. In other words: Only the 80% will decide about The Cure's future
(i.e. the next ten years). Those fans (20%) are perhaps older and some of them have a gothic background(!).
I don't care about Robert's lifestyle or if he's wearing black or not or if his marriage is good or bad
as long as he keeps those 20% in mind. Is that still the case? I don't know. I hope so!!
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Other Artists / Re: curefans.com travelling tape?
« Last post by dsanchez on October 15, 2018, 21:33:21 »
Bump... Posted this topic for the first time in 2014... let's see if there's someone interested in 2018?
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Something else / Re: What's On Your Mind Atm??
« Last post by MeltingMan on October 15, 2018, 19:21:27 »
@Ulrich

OK. I've got it. I must admit that I haven't followed "Places of interest..." because
I can't afford any trip now or even next year. Thanks for the remark, however.

 :smth023
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He is not too focussed on older albums and
 aged fans. He doesn't want that, and if I try to imagine that scenario it would be really
 sad, for The Cure in particular. 

CAN YOU EXPLAIN THIS MORE? I'M NOT SURE WHAT YOU MEAN. AND WHO IS NOT FOCUSED ON THE OLDER ALBUMS AND OLDER FANS? ROBERT OR SIMON?

Playing at festivals, on the other hand, offers only advantages
 for them (new people, larger audience, slightly reduced setlist and a less financial risk).
 It makes sense and it works! We don't have to worry about the next ten years, do we?  ;)

AGREED!
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Hi Tanya, I did try and fix the "quote" error in your post, so it shows your text as yours.  :cool

THANKS!

He reads a lot, so maybe has some inspiration from that, but does he still struggle with being in love with women he can never have a fulfilling relationship with, the theme of some of their best songs?
Indeed this has been a "theme", but it always seemed to me that Robert had the ability to "play" with these thoughts (or should we say to project himself into a person living through this), while his own private life/marriage has been pretty stable.

YES! HE USES HIS IMAGINATION TO WORK THROUGH THE LOVE AFFAIRS WITH WOMEN IN HIS SONGS/MIND. 

How has age changed his perspective on life?
He talked a little bit about that in one of the recent interviews, didn't he?

HE SAID HE WAS NOT AS POSITIVE AS HE USED TO BE. I HOPE THAT CHANGES.

Btw, for many years I had this A4 poster (from a mag I'd bought in UK in 1992, promoting the album release) on my wall:

WONDERFUL!!!  :heart-eyes
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Something else / Re: What's On Your Mind Atm??
« Last post by MeltingMan on October 15, 2018, 16:37:49 »
I wonder if anyone still uses Skype...

Nope. (FaceTime is installed, but I'm not familiar with it.)
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Something else / Re: What's On Your Mind Atm??
« Last post by MeltingMan on October 15, 2018, 16:31:49 »
Remember the link I shared a few months ago about the building the Cure used many years ago in their "Charlotte Sometimes" video? It's been turned into flats for people to live in. Very good.

The topic reminded me of that video too (last Saturday) when I searched the German Wiki
under "Historismus" for architects. This is perhaps work for a whole weekend. Good to know
that this particular building has survived. But I could not find the link. Where is it possibly?

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Other Artists / Re: Currently Listening to
« Last post by Ulrich on October 15, 2018, 12:22:17 »

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Simon described Robert recently as "Mr.Goth" and that gave me a sort of satisfaction that he hasn't forgotten The Cure's roots.

Well I thought that has to do with his "lifestyle" (rather than the music of the band):
Quote
he does go to bed at seven (am) and gets up at 2pm

Musically, I think, Robert has often put his "melancholy" into Cure songs - I guess he will keep doing so.
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 Simon described Robert recently as "Mr.Goth" and that gave me a sort of satisfaction
 that he hasn't forgotten The Cure's roots. He is not too focussed on older albums and
 aged fans. He doesn't want that, and if I try to imagine that scenario it would be really
 sad, for The Cure in particular. Playing at festivals, on the other hand, offers only advantages
 for them (new people, larger audience, slightly reduced setlist and a less financial risk).
 It makes sense and it works! We don't have to worry about the next ten years, do we?  ;)
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