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Sep. 11th, 2005

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tornsilence

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A long time ago, I received a signed CD of Saturnine Material & Lunatic. I never really listened to it because of the fact it was signed, until recently. It's basically a compilation album of remixes and whatnot. Anyway, it was the first time I heard the song "Ashes to Ashes", done in 1992. It grew on me. But I never did understand what the song was about. I've posted the lyrics at the end of this entry. Can anyone decipher it and tell me what it means? Thanks. :)


Do you remember a guy that's been
In such an early song
I've heard a rumour from Ground Control
Oh no, don't say it's true

They got a message from the Action Man
Oh happy, hope you're happy too
I've loved all I've needed love
Sordid details following

The shrieking of nothing is killing
Just pictures of Jap girls in synthesis and
I ain't got no money and I ain't got no hair
And I'd quit but the planet it's glowing

Ashes to ashes, fun to funky
We know Major Tom's a junkie
Strung out in heaven's high
Hitting an all-time low

Time and again I tell myself
I'll stay clean tonight
But the little green wheels are following me
Oh no, not again
I'm stuck with a valuable friend
Oh happy, hope you're happy too
One flash of light but no smoking pistol

I've never done good things
I've never done bad things
I've never done anything out of the blue, woh-o-oh
I want an axe to break the ice
I wanna come down right now

Ashes to ashes, fun to funky
We know Major Tom's a junkie
Strung out in heaven's high
Hitting an all-time low

My mama said to get things done
You'd better not mess with Major Tom

My mama said to get things done
You'd better not mess with Major Tom

My mama said to get things done
You'd better not mess with Major Tom

My mama said to get things done
You'd better not mess with Major Tom

Aug. 27th, 2005

[rs] poor mom!

anonymousblack

HEEEELP!

Okay, guys:

This email is original from "Halway, Pleased MSN Groups" and was writen by Heather Burns (curtsmithzerodisc' s webmaster):

"To get right to the point, Universal are changing their minds about the upcoming greatest hits anthology. They now want it to be the same old same old hits and singles, repackaged as usual, plus the one new track (Floating).

*For whatever reason, they have gone back on their earlier promise and want to drop the solo work (Tomcats, Mayfield, etc) and the live Mad World.*

Which will leave us with another utterly boring "greatest hits" rehash with just one new piece of music on it.

Real fans will be out of another chuck of pocket cash, and our boys will have egg on their face and mud on their shoes for having put the time and input *for the first time in their careers* into an "anthology" that turned out to be a joke.

*What can we do?*

You have the official OK to go to http://www.hip-o.com/ - which is the web site for the Universal label that the anthology will come out on - and click on "contact us". Tell them to allow the solo work and live tracks onto the anthology. Use whatever language you feel necessary.

You could also include links to these pages on Memories Fade
http://www.memoriesfade.com/discographies/compilations/index.html
http://www.memoriesfade.com/discographies/boxsets/index.html
http://www.memoriesfade.com/discographies/albums/trd.html
which make a point about how many of "these" have been done already, and what on earth is Universal thinking by releasing another one? Hopefully if there is enough of a fan outcry, Universal will change their minds (again) and go back to what this project originally was.

If they don't, I for one will be happy to treat the dumbed down anthology like I have treated all the rehashed greatest hits - which is not to acknowledge them, like a bastard cousin at a family gathering. (cue start to Break It Down Again) OK troops, you have your marching orders. We need everyone to pitch in here, so get writing.


*

ORIGINAL INFORMATION ON "Halfway, Pleased" RELEASE: (i.e., what we could be losing)

"We decided to get involved with Universal with regards to an upcoming anthology. Originally it was going to be just re-packaged prior releases from TFF. With our input it is now a double album (and separate video DVD) that includes TFF, solo material, a new track "Floating Down The River" and a live recording of "Mad World", we like it. We're also looking into recording a few special shows in LA in August for a live DVD." - Curt

*

Anyone else want to help? This is very bad! It makes me angry and I am feeling an urge to express that anger. Once I've managed that, I'll copy-paste the results after sending them on their way. Anyone else who sends a letter off to Universal should feel free to do the same!

Jul. 23rd, 2005

Merlin:Default

oddorable

2 shows in one weekend!

Is anyone else going to either the show at the mondavi winery today or konocti tomorrow? I will be at both thanks to a friend of mine. Gen admission for today and reserve tables tomorrow. Hope to see you there! =0)

Melody

Jul. 21st, 2005

Baby Grace

baby_grace_blue

desperately looking for a ride!

Hi everyone, it's a scream for help for my friend who desperately needs a ride to Tears For Fears Concert from San Francisco to Napa Valley (Clear Lake if I'm not mistaken) this Sunday (July 21st). The concert is at 7 pm. He woke up this morning only to find out that his bloody drivers license has expired and he cannot rent a car on Sunday! He already has the ticket and he loves tears for fears to death....Please please please...anyone going to this show from San Francisco, don't let the poor dude die:-))) I wish I could drive him myself...but I ain't got a car:-(....uh. Please contact me at musechka @ hotmail.com.

Jul. 18th, 2005

quotagirl

I love this

My life in song titles.
Choose a band/artist: TFF
Answer the questions below ONLY using titles of their songs.


1. Are you male or female: "Woman in Chains"
2. Describe yourself: "Elemental"
3. How do some people feel about you: "Sowing the Seeds of Love"
4. How do you feel about yourself: "I Believe"
5. Describe your ex boyfriend / girlfriend: "Laid So Low (Tears Roll Down)"
6. Describe current boyfriend/girlfriend/crush: "Secret World"
7. Describe where you want to be: "Closest Thing to Heaven"
8. Describe how you live: "Ideas as Opiates"
9. Describe how you love: "Last Days on Earth"
10. What would you ask for if you had just one wish: "Swords and Knives"
11. Share a few words of Wisdom: "Everybody Loves a Happy Ending"
12. Favorite thing: "Change"
13. Describe your day: "Call Me Mellow"
14. Now say goodbye: "Memories Fade"

Jul. 3rd, 2005

Loons

teamrodent

G8 concert.

Did our lads show up unannouced? I only caught part of it.

Jun. 19th, 2005

Loons

teamrodent

TFF song quiz result.

Sowing the Seeds of Love
You are "Sowing the Seeds of Love".
You're probably a hippy of some sort.


Which Tears For Fears song are you?
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Too bad it doesn't tell which sort of hippie I am. :/
[wenders] marion touched

anonymousblack

cumple anos chica, no hay que preocuparse

happy three year anniversary, tears_for_fears!!!
i'm wearing my party hat and everything

Jun. 18th, 2005

red-dancer

scarlet_heart

Sweet.

Head Over Heels
You are "Head Over Heels". Stop falling
in love already.


Which Tears For Fears song are you?
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violet_candy

(no subject)

Mad World
You are "Mad World". You belong in an
asylum.


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