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General The Cure Discussion / Re: A survey on fan mentality
« Last post by MeltingMan on February 18, 2018, 13:05:50 »
Quote from: MeltingMan

I agree with most of PTB's and Ulrich's answers, so I'm focussed on some minor questions:

→ Do you believe in gender differences?
Hmm. If you watch Morte a Venezia you will find the answer.
 
→ Are you “depressed”?
No, I'm melancholic.
 
→ Do you do any music yourself?
Unfortunately not. I mean not longer. I have collected a number of Oberheim instruments.
 
→ Are you married?
I'm divorced, but since then the relationship to my ex-wife has improved.
 
→ Do you have or want kids?
No, I haven't but I like kids in general.

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General The Cure Discussion / Re: A survey on fan mentality
« Last post by PearlThompsonsBloodflowers on February 17, 2018, 20:23:04 »
→ HOW AND WHEN DID YOU GET TO KNOW THE CURE? 2017, because of an ex best friend.

→ WHEN AND BECAUSE OF WHAT DID YOU TURN INTO A FAN?

Read above, n also just digging into more of there albums.

→ WHAT OTHER HOBBIES DO YOU HAVE?

Music, art, drums, photography.
→ DO YOU DO SPORTS? DO YOU DANCE?

No I hate sports n no I don't dance.

→ HOW OLD ARE YOU? 16

-> WHAT KINDS OF CLOTHES DO YOU LIKE TO WEAR?

Black, red, punk stuff.

→ Are you “depressed”?

Nope.

→ Do you have or want kids?

[size=78%]No.[/size]

→ DO YOU AGREE WITH THE FOLLOWING STATEMENTS?

Quote1. Robert says fans of the band are “generally very passionate” and “all beautiful and clever.”
2. Simon notes fans often “feel a bit alienated”.
3. Many people are convinced most Cure fans are not that good in sports.
4. Psychoanalyst Catherine Lavaillant stated in the MTV icon show in 2004 that the Cure “helps [fans] with their adolescent issues”.
5. We are all fairly obsessed with our very favorite band.


1. yes2. maybe3. no4. hopefully5. yes→ What else is there that you’re convinced we all share?[size=78%]A great taste in music n kind hearts.→ WHAT´S THE BEST PART ABOUT THE CURE´s MUSIC?Everything→ DO YOU ALSO CARE ABOUT ROBERT SMITH AS A PERSON? Yes.→ WOULD YOU SAY ROBERT´S CHARACTER IS SIMILIAR TO YOUR OWN? A tiny bit.-> DO YOU CARE MOSTLY ABOUT THE MUSIC OR IS THE CURE IMAGE AS IMPORTANT TO YOU? Like Ulrich said, Music is much more important than image. (Although I liked the image they brought across in their videos etc.)→ DO YOU IMITATE THE CURE LOOK YOURSELF? Nope, but maybe a tiny bit.→ If Robert Smith left the band, would you still remain a fan? (Just wondering...)

NO!→ Has Robert Smith or another band member sometimes been like an invisible friend to you? To me, Pearl Thompson has, bc I relate to her the most out of any of the members past n present.[/size]
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General The Cure Discussion / Re: A survey on fan mentality
« Last post by TRWASDOC on February 17, 2018, 19:42:16 »
Hey, Ulrich! Thank you for your answers :-)!
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General The Cure Discussion / Re: A survey on fan mentality
« Last post by Ulrich on February 17, 2018, 10:51:51 »
Hi, I have some time on my hands today, so I'll give it a go...
(Just posting in here or where do you want us to send the answers?)

→ HOW AND WHEN DID YOU GET TO KNOW THE CURE?

1985. Heard the single "Inbetween days" on the radio.

→ WHEN AND BECAUSE OF WHAT DID YOU TURN INTO A FAN?

Between 1985 and 1987. Because of their music & lyrics. I found the albums at the time were "varied" musically, I liked that.

→ WHAT OTHER HOBBIES DO YOU HAVE?

Music/concerts, reading, walking/hiking, photography, history/museums, movies, art, surfing the net...

→ DO YOU DO SPORTS? DO YOU DANCE?

Hiking, sometimes swimming, a bit of gymnastics maybe.
I like to "move" a bit when I hear good music, if you can call it "dance" is another question...

→ HOW OLD ARE YOU? 48

-> WHAT KINDS OF CLOTHES DO YOU LIKE TO WEAR?

The kind that fits.  ;) Black, grey, blue, white, olive-green, brown, red etc.

→ Are you “depressed”?

Not more as the average human being, I guess.

→ Do you have or want kids?

Maybe, maybe not. We'll see.

→ DO YOU AGREE WITH THE FOLLOWING STATEMENTS?
Quote
1. Robert says fans of the band are “generally very passionate” and “all beautiful and clever.”
2. Simon notes fans often “feel a bit alienated”.
3. Many people are convinced most Cure fans are not that good in sports.
4. Psychoanalyst Catherine Lavaillant stated in the MTV icon show in 2004 that the Cure “helps [fans] with their adolescent issues”.
5. We are all fairly obsessed with our very favorite band.

1. yes
2. maybe
3. no
4. hopefully
5. probably

→ What else is there that you’re convinced we all share?

Good taste in music!

→ WHAT´S THE BEST PART ABOUT THE CURE´s MUSIC?

There's a song by them for (almost) every kind of mood (sad, happy, crazy, thoughtful...)!

→ DO YOU ALSO CARE ABOUT ROBERT SMITH AS A PERSON?

Yes, but mostly in the way this formed his songs/lyrics.

→ WOULD YOU SAY ROBERT´S CHARACTER IS SIMILIAR TO YOUR OWN?

Partly, maybe. He's sometimes described as "shy, charming, a bit melancholy"...
He runs the band's business almost single-handedly, plus he likes to do things in his own style, which is good imho!

-> DO YOU CARE MOSTLY ABOUT THE MUSIC OR IS THE CURE IMAGE AS IMPORTANT TO YOU?

Music is much more important than image. (Although I liked the image they brought across in their videos etc.)

→ DO YOU IMITATE THE CURE LOOK YOURSELF?

Not really. A little "inspiration" is good, but having one's own style is better.

→ If Robert Smith left the band, would you still remain a fan? (Just wondering...)

This would be the end of the band (I guess), thus: yes, I'd still be a fan of the music.

→ Has Robert Smith or another band member sometimes been like an invisible friend to you?

Sometimes, yes. Back in 1989/'90 or so.
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General The Cure Discussion / A survey on fan mentality
« Last post by TRWASDOC on February 16, 2018, 20:21:06 »

Hello,
in school, for the topic of musical sciences, I am doing a project on fan mentality. Via surveys, I want to find out if some of the clichés and myths about us Cure fans are actually true--or not--, if there are things we all share in common, what exactly we all love about The Cure and if there is such a thing as a typical fan.
We have all heard lots of clichés, and now I want to find out if they´re true!
I am planning to write an essay about the results, I think I´ll combine that with the results I will hopefully get from a survey on fan mentality of fans of my second favorite singer, Joe Strummer.
I have to warn you, though: I do have a lot of questions! Just answer whichever you´d like to respond to. The ones I deem the most important are those I typed in capitals. I´m so looking forward to your answers!

These would be the questions:

IN GENERAL…

→ HOW AND WHEN DID YOU GET TO KNOW THE CURE?
→ WHEN AND BECAUSE OF WHAT DID YOU TURN INTO A FAN?


YOU
(I’ll be writing about what we, as fans, have in common, so this part is on your person…)

[/b]→ WHAT OTHER HOBBIES DO YOU HAVE?
→ DO YOU DO SPORTS? DO YOU DANCE?
→ HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOURSELF?
→ HOW OLD ARE YOU?
-> WHAT KINDS OF CLOTHES DO YOU LIKE TO WEAR?
→ Do you believe in gender differences?
→ Are you “depressed”?
→ Do you do any music yourself?
→ Are you married?
→ Do you have or want kids?


US
(what do we think of our own fan attitude?)

→ HOW WOULD YOU DRESCRIBE OUR GENERAL FAN MENTALITY?
→ DO YOU AGREE WITH THE FOLLOWING STATEMENTS?
1. Robert says fans of the band are “generally very passionate” and “all beautiful and clever.”
2. Simon notes fans often “feel a bit alienated”.
3. Many people are convinced most Cure fans are not that good in sports.
4. Psychoanalyst Catherine Lavaillant stated in the MTV icon show in 2004 that the Cure “helps [fans] with their adolescent issues”.
5. We are all fairly obsessed with our very favorite band.

→ What else is there that you’re convinced we all share?


THE CURE MUSIC


→ WHAT´S THE BEST PART ABOUT THE CURE´s MUSIC?
[/color]

THE BAND PERSONA AND IMAGE

→ DO YOU ALSO CARE ABOUT ROBERT SMITH AS A PERSON?
→ WOULD YOU SAY ROBERT´S CHARACTER IS SIMILIAR TO YOUR OWN?
-> DO YOU CARE MOSTLY ABOUT THE MUSIC OR IS THE CURE IMAGE AS IMPORTANT TO YOU?
→ DO YOU IMITATE THE CURE LOOK YOURSELF?
→ If Robert Smith left the band, would you still remain a fan? (Just wondering...)
→ Has Robert Smith or another band member sometimes been like an invisible friend to you?
→ Do you have a favorite band member?


I´m excited to see whether I´ll manage to really do this survey--looking forward to your replies! Thanks so, so much in advance! Cheers!
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Albums and songs / Re: Favourite cure videos
« Last post by Ulrich on February 16, 2018, 18:12:54 »
Hm, I really used to like the Cure's videos back in the late 1980s and early 90s... but it is difficult to name all the faves. I used to watch these compilations w/ the vids put out by the band as soon as I had a VHS video player ("Staring At The Sea" & "Picture Show" & later "Galore")! However since then, my interest in videos has diminished.
Back in the day, I really liked "Inbetween days", "The Caterpillar", "Lullaby", "Never enough" and "Just like heaven" (and yeah, the snowball fight at the tail end of "Pictures of you"!), nowadays still a fave is "Catch" (hence the topic about the single & video elsewhere here).

Btw, welcome to the Forum, Spock93!  :)
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Albums and songs / Re: Cure songs that you don't like
« Last post by tzare on February 16, 2018, 12:32:03 »
The 13 th is the one i dislike more probably. Sure there may be a few others, but that one... Well, i can't listen to it and finish it
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Albums and songs / Re: songs to be happy
« Last post by Spock93 on February 16, 2018, 11:26:23 »
Doing the Unstuck <3


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Albums and songs / Re: Best of: Wild mood swings
« Last post by Ulrich on February 16, 2018, 09:23:50 »
the only song i've heard off this album is Mint Car

What?  :o  :(
You NEED to hear Want, Bare, This is a lie... to name but a few!!!!
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