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TDI Guestbook postings:
Al (the TD's pal)
~Parts I, II & III~

(photo credit: Rainer Rutka)

TDI Homepage Guestbook // Sunday // 10/31/99:

Dear Tangerine Dream, Yesterday I had the unique pleasure of listening to the SONY
Topping Off Ceremony CD single recorded in Berlin, Germany (Potsdamer Platz), on
September 2, 1998. This is a truly wonderful and beautiful classical "Tangerine Dream"
composition. Including the remixing of TD of old with sounds that are so fresh and
sweeping with there majestic flow and ebb that put into a phrase simply take your breath
away. Loved every precious moment of it! (btw, the drums were also terrific). Please, I
ask you to make this available (including the video), sometime in the very near future and
given a wider release for all your countless number of devoted fans. All we ask is that you
lead the way and we shall all follow your dream...

Best Regards Always, -- Al (Berkeley, CA / USA).
(lifelong TD diehard)

PS: Michael & Andy, I've always been sort of partial to the "Jefferson Airplane" myself.
Having seen them play live back in the late sixties at the Avalon Ballroom & old Fillmore
West (San Francisco). Think I'll go ask Alice when she's ten feet tall... Happy Halloween
to all!

NP: "SONY Topping Off Ceremony ~Tangerine Dream~ live."

Personal Note: Thanks Rainer!!! (He sent it to me as a gift
before we were all able to acquire the "Millennium Booster.").
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(photo credit: Rainer Rutka)

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TDI Homepage Guestbook // Thursday // 11/25/99:

Hi gang! Gosh, what a interesting past couple of months is has been for all of us here
on the "PAGE." LOL Sometimes I think that we tend to forget the simple things in life --
like the countless numbers of TD diehards & fans sprinkled so generously like magic
wands everywhere upon the planet. Every possible nook and cranny covered so fully --
well beyond all our wildest dreams. The many devoted Tadream newsgroups where we
can all interact to discuss each and every possible nuance of our favorite band. The many
ultimate TD diehards that have taken the time to provide us with fantastic websites twenty-
four hours a day with all the information we would ever want to know about TD. Even the
mIRC chat program has provided a meaningful outlet where fans can just get together and
simultaneously play the same piece of TD music around the world to listen, to comment
and to just have a lot of fun! Clearly, the special communication that we all enjoy in
sharing, trading, chatting and just getting to know one another is celebration enough.

I had to specially design my e-mail folder to handle the hundreds of TD contacts worldwide
since entering the fast expanding world of the Internet. Just keeping up with all of it has
proven to be a challenge that has fulfilled me with great personal joy. Each and every fan
is so rich in TD specialties that require always that personal human touch with their unique
tangerine mix of TD dreams... Even our overworked Webmaster probably has a very nice
family. Perhaps a son or daughter to love and to cherish. I for one will make sure that his
job is made just a bit easier here from now on.

Today is "Thanksgiving" in America. A day where we gave thanks to others within our
private thoughts. With this concept firmly set into mind and motion. I just wanted to give a
simple "thanks" to the Froese family for making our lives a little bit richer in musical spirit.
They are, after all, simply the best!

-- Al (Berkeley, CA / USA).
(lifelong TD diehard).

NP: You all know the bottom line...
Just about anything so long as it's:
~TANGERINE DREAM!~
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"Christmas" by Norman Rockwell

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TDI Homepage Guestbook // Friday // 12/24/99:

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house; Not a creature was stirring,
not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care; In hopes that St.
Nicholas soon would be there... The very next morning with TD blasting merrily away;
With the wonderful electronic music ever so held at bay; On every house circuit lovingly
baking a loaf of bakers pound; Filling each & every room with this wondrous and beautiful
sound; Even the solid red masonry bricks of the blazing hot chimney flakes; Each beginning
to shed their magic TD dust ready to rattle and shake; As olde St. Nick was so very kind and
proud on this joyful Xmas day; Now we know that each plump filled stocking would say all
but nay; Captivatingly capping a cornucopia of true TD gems & treasures; Eyes bursting
wide open and cheeks beaming with such pleasures; Why, it can only be spoken by its name
the Millennium Booster; With its dozen reindeer, hammer and sleigh all ready to shooster;
For soooo very many it was a pure joy to just unwrap and weigh; To all that made really
"darn" sure, that it would solely be played...

'tis is truly the magical TD Xmas season. Let is snow, let it snow, let is snow... So, let's
bring on the TD Millennium in grand style. Whether your celebrating it in 2000 or 2001
or both and for some -- all bloody year! -lol-). One thing we all can agree on and know for
sure: "TD is the BEST!" A very "Merry Christmas" to absolutely everybody! And, a "Happy
New Year!!" With best wishes to the ~Froese family~ for the seasonal holidays!

-- Al (the TD's pal), Berzerkeley, CA / USA

PS: With my apologizes to: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas or Account of a Visit from
St. Nicholas by Clement Clarke Moore (1779-1863). I'm still working on Ode to TD (#4)... :-)

NP: Two words -- one group ~TANGERINE DREAM!~
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TD live on stage (KlangArt 1999)

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TDI Homepage Guestbook // Friday // 12/31/99:

Well, they say that all good must end... And, I say: Let's bring on the new ~ Tangerine
Dream Millenium! ~ My very best to everyone at TDI, all of my TD diehard friends and,
of course, the band. "They are, after all, simply the BEST!" May the dream live on, and
on & on... We'll all be listening!!

-- Al (the TD's pal), Berzerkeley, CA / USA
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View of Zlatko's stage rack in
Scottsdale, Arziona (1992)

(photo credit: Monique Froese)

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TDI Homepage Guestbook // Saturday // 01/15/00:

Well, this page of post is truly magnificent! I'd say the range of emotion is covered well
beyond the scope of normal TD senses. So many since the strike of the clock bringing
in 2000 have truly outdone themselves in expressing heartfelt sentiments. What's so
interesting is how many view the "PAGE!" We all do it and look forward to it. Heck,
I even have my Explorer all set to open right smack dab on page one of the guestbook
when I fire-up the computer. Only later do I check the e-mail and see what's cooking
in the many Tadream Onelist newsgroups. The real beauty of coming here first is to see
how each of us was and is affected by a group we dearly know and love. All of us in our
own special way are weavers and seekers of dreams. And, not just any dreams either, as
they are fantastic ~Tangerine Dreams~ from the best band in the whole world!

One of my great joys is listening to the unpublished TD classics that we diehards call the
"live" shows. So much unpublished material unknown to so many... Excepting maybe the
ones that will always collect, listen, share and communicate with one another. As, we all
know that TD diehards NEVER stop! ~LOL~ Anyway, getting back to the "live" concerts.
I'll often listen to a TD show of lessor sound quality just to hear the unique audience
reaction with the many "Oohs & Awes" sprinkled like snowflakes ever so delicately drifting
into all the right places. Then, to hear the individual audience members in some cases freak
out and yell uncontrollably during the super quiet moments of the piano solo (generally at
the end of the first set for the older concerts). The entire audience reacts swiftly and every-
one realizes that no harm was done. This is not any band that's sharing part of a legend.
We all know perfectly well that TD is the legend! There will never be another one quite
like them and I'm glad we have all been blessed to be born and witness the millenium
space & time frame we simply know as TD...

I've said it once, I've said it twice, I'll say it till my very last breath:
"They are, after all, simply the BEST!"

-- Al (Berkeley, CA / USA)

PS: To all my TD friends out there: Hello! The list would be too long
if I named names and also our loyal and trustworthy Webmaster might
complain. You all know who you are. :-) Besides, I'm not even exactly
sure what L@y right below me is saying. Somehow I get the distinct
feeling that I'm echoing his mighty words! We clearly speak and feel
TD as the same language all over the world!

NP: Sommerville Theater (September 6, 1988) Boston, Massachusetts USA.
The opening of the second set an untitled piece that was never published
officially. To give it life I just call it: "Ton of Bricks" as it blows my mind
each and every time I play it! BTW, who's counting? ~ROFL~
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Just a tad of TD electronics (1986 tour gear)

(photo credit: Monique Froese)

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TDI Homepage Guestbook // Wednesday // 02/16/00:

Hi Gang! A little TDI birdie has released the forthcoming news that not only is "Soundmill
Navigator" scheduled for release in March 2000, but it's also not *tangentized* That's the
best TD news that I've heard in "Ages!" ;-)
Thanks Edgar & Jerome...

Best Always, -- Al (the TD's pal), Berkeley, CA / USA

PS: Great stories below -- keep them coming!
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View of Jerome´s stage rack in Cleveland,
Ohio (1992) during the soundcheck

(photo credit: Monique Froese)

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TDI Homepage Guestbook // Monday // 04/17/00:

Hi gang!

Well, I guess it's like this... You all know that I along with thousands of others are "TD
diehards" pure, faithful and true. I'm fully aware that we all have are likes and dislikes,
etc. For me, TD is totally exceptional without a question of a doubt. To this day I still
remember sitting in the sweet spot (audiophile term for the best spot between two
speakers), listening to the soundtrack of "Risky Business" and saying to myself, "I've got
to get everything these guys ever did!" Now, some fourteen later -- I darn near nearly have...

To be so honored to know the unpublished material like the back of my hands... For me
this unique experience knows no peers. It's like looking directly at an original painting by
Picasso, Rembrandt or Dali. Each and every brush stroke is special and forevermore we
hope to see it exactly like that -- always. To think of a Mozart symphony rewritten for
modern times, or the Beethoven masterpieces reconstructed, lastly Schubert "Unfinished"
-- finished... Well, that's how it is (IMHO) with me. The TD concerts of the past are very
special and I hold them dear to my heart.

May I humbly suggest that in the "TDI classics editions" series that TD consider bringing
out and releasing two CD copies... One as the original (from the Tascam 8- tracks), and
the other "tangentizied" in any form whatsoever that Edgar or Jerome would care to mix...

I myself was very fortunate in finding the inner circle of the professional recording
archivist many years ago (I'm a longtime audiophile). In this pro-audio world the source
(who mastered the show), and what generation number it is (status on the food chain) are
both generally known... What it amounts too for me personally is that I cannot listen to
either "Sohoman" or "Soundmill Navigator." I simply prefer it in it's original state... Of
course, as a diehard TD collector, I purchased them both naturally. It's just that I don't
listen to either of them. It is totally my choice and I'm happy that many fans and diehards
do like these remixed versions. But, in all fairness to other TD diehards like myself...
We simply can't bear to listen to them...

I've said it many time before and it goes like this:
"They are, after all, simply the best!"
TD is not part of the legend -- TD is the legend!
'nuff said.

My Best Always, -- Al (the TD's pal) Berkeley, CA / USA

PS: (1) Randy -- Keep those TD inventive wheels a churning! (2) Joe -- Saw your post of
04/05/00 (TD live with orchestra) please note my new temp e-mail address (SNAFU with
my bloody computer). (3) Bruno -- Very sensible logical approach and very well spoken.
(4) Rubycon -- I'm always here to help anyone who but asks... -- Thxs! (5) Jeannine -- I'll
send you a list of the Tadream groups and other useful TD information. (6) Marlene -- I
tried to e-mail you the short list (~lol~) of TD titles, but there was a problem with your e-
mail address as given. (7) Warren -- Gary is correct the TD lineup for the 1986 European
tour was Edgar Froese, Christoph Franke and Paul Haslinger. Finally TD Webmaster -- I
do hope that you feel this was an exercise in constructive criticism as my personal opinion
and my ~opinion only~ which I choose to share... ;-)

NP: You all know the bottom line...
Just about anything so long as it's
~TANGERINE DREAM~
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Virgin Records press release & photos

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TDI Homepage Guestbook // Wednesday // 04/19/00:

Hi gang (again)!

Well, let us agree to not disagree quite so much... What I'd like to say is this: I will follow
~Tangerine Dream~ do the day I die (knock on wood - not a Philip Glass joke). IMHO
Edgar is a musical genius and whether or not he decides to retire is totally his decision
and his decision only. I can't think of anyone better than Jerome to vanguard the way into
the 21st Century... I'm anxiously awaiting his "Dream Mixes III" and do hope the early
promise of a rare pressing on vinyl a big *audiophile* plus.

For me personally, the *live TD concerts* are very special... Each one (prior to the 1980's)
is so unique that they are exactly like originals of Picasso, Rembrandt and Dali. It many
instances they played these *untitled* compositions once and once only ("Soundmill
Navigator" the concert from Berlin, Germany, Philharmonic Hall, 06/27/76 and the Berlin
ICC 11/15/82 both fall into this special category). Even the variations (say Composition #1
from Oxford, UK, 11/08/76), are special as the variations upon the variations were played
so rarely... I consider 1975 - 1977 (early tour) to be the "Golden Years" of Tangerine
Dream without any doubt. Their improvisation was at its zenith without question (IMHO
for anyone that needs it). ;-)

This is not any ordinary band -- rather in my mind it's the greatest band there ever was or
possibly will ever be... They have my total respect today, tomorrow and in the foreseeable
future... I've often thought of trying to make the calculation of determining just how much
of TD's total output has "never" been published. My rough educated guess tells me it may
be as high as 40% of their total output... Perhaps some of the longtime TD diehard
collectors (Klaus, Rainer & Gerry, etc), could shed some light on this... In any event
-- this is a band with an "Epic" output of total musical compositions. There is no second
place -- only first -- and that is Tangerine Dream's pure and simple e-music legacy.

True, I sometimes do *love & hate* them simultaneously... Even when I do criticize try to
do it with wit, flavor and charm... Case in point when I wrote in Tadream Digest #234 in a
response to "Sohoman" (Re: Re: Rubycon (no D: Studio!) / Silver Scale), on 10/11/99 the
following (excerpt):

"...Speaking of the Edgar Froese and the vaults... Yes, every so often I simply relish being
totally absorbed and watching the movie 'Thief' (1983), directed by Michael Mann of
'The Keep' and 'Streethawk' TV series fame. We'll decidedly give EF plenty of room
here... However, I and many other TD diehards can only wait sooo long. My background
is that of a professional organizer. So, if someday some of you get private e-mails from
me which include a 'master plan' requiring your immediate updated passports and travel
plans to London... LOL"

PS: Joe and EF -- I'm just kidding! All in the true sprit of TD fun and games. :-)
PPS: (Private Joke).To Bruce: "Bring out the hounds, the TD game's afoot!"
NP: OST "Thief" the one & only track "Diamond Diary" by TD.

Well, I'm sure that you all get the idea...
I only *kid* about the possibility cause I *love* this group soooo much.

My TD Best Always, -- Al (the TD's pal), Berzerkeley, CA / USA

PS: The only reason I didn't mention "J.S. Bach" in my
guestbook post of 04/17/00 is that we all know *Bach*
is *perfect!* ~lol~
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Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)

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TDI Homepage Guestbook // Wednesday // 04/19/00:

Hi gang!

One last... (then I rest my case). It echoes Gary's last statement below.
I wrote this many years ago and wanted to share it with everyone:

I made a bold statement on the KALX (90.7 FM) special TD radio show on 10/20/94.
in reference to what it means to me to be a diehard. During the show, DJ Minor-Minor
asked me this thought provoking question and I responded something like this:

"It was from Bob that I learned what it meant to be a TD diehard. That's is the
music, and only the music which truly matters. And... to seek it out in whatever
form one can and must -- just to hear it."

That almost six years ago and I still firmly believe it to this very day. For me, the
music is enough... Hope that same passionate feeling is shared by many of you...

OK -- I'm going back into TD lurk mode.

My TD Best Always, -- Al (the TD's pal), Berzerkeley, CA / USA

PS: When one writes passionately, the logical mind
sometimes falls by the wayside. Of course, Oxford,
11/08/76 should be *Nottingham, UK* (I'd just taped
Oxford, UK, 10/15/81 for a TD pal in Germany). ;-)

PPS: TDI Office: Just ignore the post comment re:
Marlene... I was having a bad hair day (Jerome and
I *do* have something in common). ~lol~ I know the
German/English translation sometimes can be easily
misconstrued... :-)
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Jerome (Wiltern Theater 1992)

(photo credit: Monique Froese)

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TDI Homepage Guestbook // Saturday // 04/29/00:

Hi gang!

I'm just slipping out of TD lurk mode for one moment... ~lol~ And, I was just thinking
about the latest references to J. S. Bach recently (mine and others). Well, with that firmly
in mind I played "Mandala" for the umpteenth time (thanks Jerome for sharing it with us
on the "Electro Beats" radio show on 02/01/98). I'm here to tell you all that *Bach* is
alive and well! ~lol~ This would be a great addition to the upcoming "Star Trooper"
(TD's ~classical~ edge), or "Twilight Folder" (rare and unreleased tracks 1983-1997).
All we can do is hope... ;-)

Best Always, -- Al (the TD's pal), Berzerkeley, CA / USA
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(photo credit: Sammlung Wolfgang Pokall)

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TDI Homepage Guestbook // Friday // 05/26/00:

Hehehe...
Well, if only I had a TD genie in the bottle! What I do know is that I wrote on September
30, '99 (presently on page 54 of this guestbook), and wished for the "SONY Topping
Off Ceremony" (recorded live in Berlin at the Potsdamer Platz on September 2, '98).
Not *only* did TD include this hard to get basically unreleased work (only 300 made
and distributed to the music industry moguls), but also a signed poster of "Mars Polaris!"
For those of us lucky enough to have the cash available (or to scrounge it up!) for the
Christmas holiday "Millennium Booster." BTW: my handle on Ebay is: Marspolaris!
Go figure... ;-)

Then, just a short time ago (on page 8, as Colin and I were making references to JSB), I
wished for the fabulous "Mandala" that Jerome generously released to us on the Electro
Beats show of February 1, '98 to appear on either "Star Trooper" (TD's ~classical~ edge),
or "Twilight Folder" (rare and unreleased tracks 1983 - 1997). Well, we now know the
playlists (thanks TDI!) for the upcoming CD of "Antique Dreams." And, there is still a
chance that the incredible "Mandala" will make it to one of the two CDs previously
mentioned above... Let me *know* what you *all* want and I'll make another wish.
TD *dreams* do come *true* after all... ~lol~

My TD Best Always, Al (the TD's pal), Berzerkeley, CA / USA

PS: Please note my new temp e-mail address
(a bloody "nightmare" with the computer!). ~lol~

NP: By this time (ROFL) you all know the bottom line...
Repeat after me: Just about anything so long as it's:
~TANGERINE DREAM~
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Edgar & Linda at a "Kaffeehaus" (Vienna)

(photo credit: Jim Rakete)

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TDI Homepage Guestbook // Sunday // 06/04/00:

Dear Edgar,

Many happy returns on your birthday!

You've given us quite a ride from "Electronic Meditation" to "Antique Dreams" which
we're *all* looking forward too. Music is indeed timeless and you have proven again &
again that there are still TD souls to be touched by extending new and exciting musical
frontiers yet to be explored. Again, many thanks from all of us... "HAPPY BIRTHDAY!"

My Best Always, -- Al (the TD's pal), Berzerkeley, CA / USA
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TDI Homepage Guestbook // Tuesday // 07/04/00:

Hi gang!

Gosh... I'm really excited about "Antique Dreams!!!" Hehehe... My old friend Heiko wrote
an extensive review of "AD" in the Tadream lists and I'm still salivating... ~lol~ Can't wait
for July 11th (the release date here in the states) to quietly roll around. A happy "Fourth of
July" to all the bloody Yanks out there in Netland. Indeed, TD is going to blast off my July
4th with plenty of antique fireworks real soon! And, "Dream Mixes III" is right around the
corner... ;-)

My TD Best Always, -- Al (the TD's pal), Berkeley, CA / USA

PS: I'm back in business with my old e-mail account
(NetZero). I've got two wonderful weeks off from
school and will be working on TD backlog (Al's TD
motto #3: "By virtue of definition a TD diehard is
always backlogged!"). ~ROFL~

PPS: Hi Jessica (Chichibomba)! I ditto
Colin's remarks: Well done -- Bravo!!!
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(photo credit: Sammlung Wolfgang Pokall)

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TDI Homepage Guestbook // Wednesday // 07/12/00:

(From: ~Force Majeure~)

Hi gang!
NP: "Antique Dreams" is now.
Two words: ~Tangerine Dream~
One reaction: YES!
*Thanks* Edgar & Jerome...
You've made an old Berkeley TD diehard and a slew of others
really happy just to know the names of pieces that we've
listened too for decades! :-)
Cheers, -- Al (the TD's pal), Berzerkeley, CA / USA
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"Tangerine Dream 70 - 80"
The Virgin Records four record boxed set (1980)
(plus the beautiful twenty-eight page full color brochure)

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TDI Homepage Guestbook // Wednesday // 07/12/00:

"Ode to TD"

Tonight's ripe sunset was all decidedly tangerine...
Very much in full bloom and quite ready to spring.
On this honored TD day we saw and heard an
"antique tangerine" that just fell & blew in our way.

Ba - ba - ba - da... Repeat: Ba - ba - ba - da...
The soothing pleasurable sounds we so long to process,
digest and hear. Each and every band lineup brings us
a different and roaring good cheer. With a single, but
yet solo Stratocaster Fender guitar. Once we might have
said, "Take those golden keyed strings out of Edgar's
hands -- if you please." Besides, we always came back
for more. Much, much more...

Now, Oedipus Tyrannus and Ultima Thule are both clearly
unique as they form running variations almost completely
cleared of all the electronic strife. Then, Calymba Caly
and Flock of Bluebirds brings back to us many pleasant
and fond memories of things past and blue. The mighty
Speed Dragon -- I always wondered what, how and why
this would be so devilishly tuned.

The Edinburgh Castle so proud and strong with its massive
stone doors already beginning to creak the powerful blast
of the upcoming ferocious electronic storms. Naturally,
the Moorland moat that was all surrounding was truly a
~TD classical~ float supreme. And, of course, Sorcerer
& Thief -- well, what a pure found treasure and jeweled
digital bit stream. We see and hear it and very much
want to spin it and quietly set to sublime we all but
just scream.

On weekends we always go to Southland Mall just to feel
the perfectly soothing ebb and flow... Soon to catch the
Cool Breeze of Brighton and proudly say, "Hey there my
old TD buddy M8." Still yet to follow is the regal & proud
Phaedra of Nottingham who clearly knows no earthly,
but yet bandwidth bounds.

Now, we're all quite ready, willing and able -- as we dip
into the forthcoming sunset with its rain bowed spectrum
of multi colored crayons. As, the House of the Rising
Sun places us once again solidly back to basics for all
of us to revel and cherish in TD's never-ending magical
and binding spells. Finally, as we now peacefully set to
pace and once again begin sailing the seven known seas
quietly drifting away. Blissfully content to dwell deep
within the sweet dream of dreams of all those precious
antique tangerines!

Dedicated to: ~Tangerine Dream~
The one & only...

My TD Best Always, -- Al (Berkeley, CA)

PS: Sorry for the second posts & bandwidth.
I just composed this and wanted to share it
with everyone (immediately!). ~lol~ It was
one of those spur of the "TD moment" type
inspirations -- hopefully he says... :-)
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Johannes, Chris & Edgar (TD postcard signed 1983)

(photo supplied by: Seven Feldman)

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TDI Homepage Guestbook // Wednesday // 07/12/00:

(Follow-up):

Hehehe...
A TD diamond in the rough, eh? It will just have to do for now as I usually work on these
"Odes to TD" for many months. But, "Antique Dreams" moved me in a very special way
and I didn't want to wait... If I ever do publish these TD Odes. poems and observations it
will clearly be "Vanity Press" and available to all TD diehards that want it. The very first
copy signed and numbered is reserved for you my TD friend and colleague. For now I
~keep~ them in my Ebay "About Me" page URL as I'm Marspolaris. We diehards and fans
waited a very long time to know the names of these priceless compositions and I wanted
to thank ~TD~ as soon as humanly possible. Thanks Heiko!

Best Always, -- Al (the TD's pal), Berzerkeley, CA / USA

Note: Heiko wrote:
Al, what a beautiful poem! Maybe someday the world will witness the publishing of his
book "Ode to TD: selected prize-winning poems from the one and only TD diehard" ?
Then I would be the first one to buy a copy! ;-)

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TD live on stage (Musikhalle Hamburg 1997)

(photo credit: Kent Eskildsen)

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TDI Homepage Guestbook // Thursday // 07/13/00:

Colin -- I polished it up a bit and have sent you an alternative version which I'm happy with.
The point was to make a story of all the new titles of "Antique Dreams" in that hopefully I
succeeded...

Best Always, ~Force Majeure~
aka: Al (the TD's pal), Berzerkeley, CA / USA
PS: Both versions are also kept
on my Ebay "About Me" URL page:

Note: Colin wrote:
al(td pal)benson. are you william blake in disguise. you are a man
of many talents. best regards colin(astrophobia) south wales GB

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(photo supplied by: Scott Plumer)
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TDI Homepage Guestbook // Wednesday // 08/02/00:

Hi gang!
Normally I'd just sit back and let comments like the one below just fall by the wayside.
Especially with all the heavenly positive remarks, comments, observations and unique
experiences shared by so many fans and diehards from all over the world that have posted
here...

Starting off with the great TD concert at the Palast der Republik on January 31, 1980
featuring Edgar Froese, Christop Franke and Johannes Schmoeling in their first live
performance as a band lineup. I'd say the fans really appreciated that set of perform-
ances in the afternoon & evening and every subsuquent TD concert that I've ever had the
pleasure to listen too or experienced "live" myself...

BTW, we're just now getting the news that "Dream Mixes III" is unfortunately slightly
delayed, but we will witness the very special club-event at: Ground Liftaz at the
Kalkscheune, Berlin on Saturday, October 28th. An evening of Dream Mixes, Drum
& Bass and world exclusive TD dance-extravaganzas. It was stated in the TDI MUSIC
press report (thanks Martin!) that they are proud to announce a party which will be
hosted by DJ Rome, who most of you will easily recognize as Jerome Froese of
Tangerine Dream, and DJ Rescue, a name from the local drum & bass-scene. The
TDI press report also mentioned that there will be a lot of attractions to get you off
your feet and even more to keep you going whether you´re a TD-fan or just long for
a club experience that sticks out of the usual. Here it's reported that the fans will be
treated to the world exclusive first preview of tracks from the upcoming Dream Mixes
III-album. For complete details see the "What's On" just posted in the TDI homepage.

Gosh, my TD toes are tapping already! ~lol~

Best Regards, -- Al (the TD's pal), Berkeley, CA / USA

PS: Still in school and hope to finish late September.
So, still working on my TD backlog on the weekends... :-)
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Dream Mixes III (2001)

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TDI Homepage Guestbook // Saturday // 08/02/00:

Hi gang!
Just thought to add my two cents with something I wrote a while back just before the
airing of the KALX (90.7 FM) special TD radio show on October 20, 1994. In a letter
to DJ Minor-Minor just before the show I wrote:

"Please feel free to visit me anytime. When we can listen for hours -- without having
to pick or choose just forty minutes of music from a virtual treasure chest literally
overflowing with priceless TD gems. You haven't heard nothing yet! (in lieu of a
threat to someday invite me back). Seemingly, I have enough TD music within my
cherished collection to play for weeks on end... At the very least, until Winter breaks
and Spring is finally ready to blossom -- all over again! -- It's SHOW TIME!"

Also, when I trade or just play out my role as ~Force Majeure~ get to listen to the TD
classics (the live concerts), over and over and over again... And, I'm here to tell you
that I've never grown tired of listening to the greats... "They are, after all, simply the
best!"

My Best Always, -- Al (the TD's pal), Berkeley, CA / USA

NP: Mainz, Germany (Elzerhof), October 29, 1976.
From the Golden Years ~Tangerine Dream~ of course... ;-)
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(photo credit: Rainer Rutka)

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TDI Homepage Guestbook // Friday // 08/11/00:

Hi gang!
Just thought to provide a small amount of TD comic relief... Tomorrow I'll be wearing
my "Mars Polaris" TD tee-shirt for the very first time! And, since my eBay handle is
"Marspolaris", I'll be going to school in style! ~lol~ Like Joe, I also noticed that report
on the EQ magazine. Have to check that one out...

Without a doubt I agree with Joe. The "live" TD concert material is priceless and if ever
Edgar and/or Jerome released it -- I and many other TD diehards would pay a small fortune
to acquire it. Personally, I don't care where they play just so long as they do. As, when I
wrote about the wonderful "Sony Topping Off Ceremony" on October 30, '99: "You just
lead the way and we shall all follow your dream!", says it all for most of us... Be good
*all* and most importunately: keep T-dreaming!

My Best Always, -- Al (the TD's pal), Berzerkeley, CA / USA

PS: I'm taking a little break from business school.
Get some things in order and still working on that
never-ending TD backlog... :^)

PPS: Helmut: "Ages" is not impossible to find just
darn difficult. Now, "Macula Transfer" well that's
another story... I'll *keep* my TD eyes open for
you. ~lol~
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TDI Homepage Guestbook // Friday // 11/03/00:

Hehehe...
Thanks Conrad -- I was hoping *someone* would finally mention that!
~lol~ The TDJ Rome (Jerome Froese) playlist (courtesy of Conrad and
Heiko) that evening was:

1) Spirit of the Czar (=Poland)
2) Maedchen on the stairs (1997 version)
3) Diamond dust (=Diamond diary)
4) Astrophobia (red supernova mix)
5) Stereolight (=Encore & Desert dream music)
6) Catwalk (a bit more bass & drum than the album version)
7) Meng Tian (smart machine remix)

And, just to wet every ones appetite Heiko had this to say about
"Stereolight:"

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THIS IS IT!!!!
"Stereolight" will go down in TD history, I remember I almost freaked out when I heard
Jerome played it at his performance. This is 8 minutes of pure magic. I was standing in
front of the screen (the show was accompanied by all kinds of videos and animations),
the music came with full blast (it was a bit too loud sometimes) and me and Conrad were
dancing like John Travolta ~LOL~ This track is a mix of original music which is taken
from "Encore", it starts with the slow intro of "Desert dream" and soon kicks off with
a fat drum beat. After a two or three minutes (and this was almost the best part of the
whole show) Jerome included the sequencer part from the very last section of "Desert
dream"..this is obviously a stroke of genius, it sounds absolutely amazing. After four
minutes it changes and then comes the fast part of "Monolight" (hence the title track
"Stereolight"), and again it's absolutely fascinating. This will without a shadow of a
doubt be a track which will make it into my TD Top 10 list of all time.

****************************************************

I along with the rest of you can hardly wait!
TDI: PLEASE PRESS THIS "DM III" CD ASAP!!!

Best Always, -- Al (the TD's pal), Berzerkeley, CA / USA

PS: The above an extract from the Tadream digest #682 (10/30/00).
Webmaster: I hope this was OK, as I just wanted to add to Conrad's
& Heiko's pure delight re: what a great event the "Ground Liftaz"
dance concert at the Kalkscheune in Berlin truly was... ;-)
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TDI Homepage Guestbook // Sunday // 11/19/00:

OK -- TD TIME OUT!!!
Sheesh -- and I thought that I'd be against RULES! ~lol~
Rule #1: No swearing!!!
Don't you remember your mother telling you to wash your mouth out with soap?
Rule #2: If you can't say something nice then don't say anything at all!
Ditto the above.
Rule #3: If you just have to *complain* then do it through the proper channels (of which
there are many). If you need a complete list then e-mail me and I'll supply you with all
known TD mailing lists, bulletin boards and chat rooms. Well you know for some of us
(all names withheld -- ROFL~) complain all the time! Even I've done it, but I didn't swear
and I tried to use sensible diplomacy rather than harsh tactics, etc.

My thoughts are that "Neil D" hit the nail on the proverbial head when he said:

"The problem is there are many fans out there that feel deeply about TD's music and they
cannot restrain themselves in making a comment wether (whether) positive or negative.
So, Webmaster, don't be hard on us, we can't help it!"

Well, what say thee? Either we clean up this page or it will be forever lost. Clearly, a lot of
us true TD fans and diehards are really going to be *pissed off" then! OK -- so I stuck my
neck out. Please feel free to chop it off, but do remember -- I've got lots of TD friends. :-)
Al's TD motto #6: And, just_WHO_ was it that said that TD diehards weren't CRAZY?

Best Always, -- Al (the TD's pal) Berkeley, CA / USA

PS: S-L-O-W-L-Y getting my act together. Next week I get
a short break from the kids (teaching chess in schools),
due to the Thanksgiving holidays. Hello to all my TD
friends out there in Internet wonder dreamland. ;-)
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Chris checking out his sequencers

(photo credit: Sammlung Wolfgang Pokall)

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TDI Homepage Guestbook // Sunday // 11/19/00:

(Follow-up):

Bruno: A true diplomat as always... :-)
There seems to be on any given issue always a two way perspective with the eternal gray
area in-between, etc. All I was trying to point out was that we can all learn to live sensibly
together or what? Another "Marspolaris" mission to Mars? ~lol~ At our present rate of
space travel we ain't going anywhere too fast or far... Someday that too will change...

What I sincerely hope *NEVER* changes is that we all remember that once upon a time
"TANGERINE DREAM" graced us with musical titles and compositions well beyond our
wildest dreams. In which many of us will listen too (irregardless of what period you favor)
for the rest of our natural lives. There are those of us that dedicate ourselves to preserving
the unpublished compositions and everything in print for the remainder of eternal time. So,
that each new generation can hear and feel what we TD diehard of diehards and loyal TD
fans hold so dear to our hearts.

I've said it many times before and it's *always* worth repeating:
"THEY ARE, AFTER ALL, SIMPLY THE BEST!"
My Best Always, -- Al (the TD's pal), Berkeley, CA / USA

NP: You all know the *bottom line*
Just about anything so long as it's
~Tangerine Dream!~
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Edgar & Paul (1989)

(photo credit: Jim Rakete)

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TDI Homepage Guestbook // Sunday // 03/11/01:

A peaceful ode to: "TD focus."

*********************************************
No more but just a whispering hearsay rumor --
there really is a TD SBE gig coming right up.
We all can present a thoughtful piece to the puzzle.
So, the ripples can expand and collapse in a flash.
Let peace rejoice and reflection be the name of this page.
All you TD fans & diehards know exactly what I mean...
We've got to get to that music.
Simply put -- it's all about a TD gig.
Only the TD music matters.
It's nothing more and nothing less...
The sleeping giant (USA) is reportedly next...
Aren't we all in for a true TD electronic DM3 treat!
Just ~focus~ on the real electronic legends.
Where 2nd place is only left to the cosmic dust.
Whereupon the TD e-trails never stop dreaming...
Just trust me -- and you will forever be pleased!
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Best Always, -- Al (the TD's pal), Berzerkeley, CA / USA
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(photo supplied by: Scott Plumer)

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TDI Homepage Guestbook // Friday // 04/20/01:

(Follow-up to a TD fans question):

I'll take a stab... ~lol~
Just one the greatest concerts that TD has ever performed (Of course, I say this all the time
as you all know me being an aficionado, diehard and fan of the TD live material). In a word
it's all "TD magic."

Technically speaking it was part of the 1st leg of the 1986 European TD tour. The 2nd leg
(North American Tour) begins with the "Pilots of Purple Twilight" and reworked sections
from the material taken from "Underwater Sunlight" to produce an equally effective and
fabulous concert series.

I've heard many stories of the original boots (Parisian Dreams One & Parisian Dreams
Too) of which my favorite is: "Having reluctantly sent my hard eared money (remem-
ber this is a bootleg story ~lol~), and six months later received a package!." ~lol~
Indeed, I as fortunate enough to hear the original "Quinoa" (TDIFC fan club) & PD
1 & 2" (thanks Bob!) for the very first time together many years ago and wrote this:

**********************************************************
"Getting almost two hours of the most astonishing TD music I've
ever heard all at once. I'm literally blown away. The only thing
left is the smoke from the 'Tangerine Dream' dust trail. It's only
-- just now -- very slowly -- fading away...
Their music is totally pure and polished, powerfully pulsating and
smoothly flowing, continually ever seeking to be contemplating
thought provoking 'Tangerine Dreams.' Always running effortlessly
-- so loose and fancy free. That just all came to me remarkably
and quite literally -- naturally. Where they go. we willing follow,
eternally and ever so dedicatedly. Doesn't that TD music ever
flow, so incredibly wonderful and completely free!"
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Of course, later the CD boot versions came out... But, for my money the pure magic of the
"black gold" vinyl is simply superb (if you got a good pressing of course). Almost equally
as famous is the concert in Cologne, Germany (03/29/86) also taped directly from the FM
feed. However, there can forevermore be only one ~Paris~ (venue: Olympique) of March
31, 1986. That should do it... :-)

My Best Always, -- Al (the TD's pal), Berkeley, CA / USA

PS: For those of you (long list) that know me please understand
that things are getting better ( a very long story). I'll get back to
some of you quite soon (Vic your in this group and Heiko you
will soon *not* also be forgotten!). ;-)

Note: Serge Stutz Pecelly wrote:
I just want to thank Alan..................
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TD live on stage (Musikhalle Hamburg 1997)

(photo credit: Kent Eskildsen)

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TDI Homepage Guestbook // Wednesday // 05/09/01:

Hey gang!
What happened to posting questions in the TD Newsgroups? ~lol~

OK -- here is the scoop go to Tadream website for all sorts of useful information re:
~The TD Concert~ on this blessed Saturday at Shepard's Bush Empire. The URL is:
Tadream homepage

This will give you maps of the London area and where the TD fans will be hanging
out prior to the *BIG SHOW!!!* Gosh, I wish I could be there (see the hot TDI news
entry about the "live" Internet broadcast), and eagerly look forward to all those first
hand salivating and juicy repots to follow. :-) But, I'll have to wait till TD brings their
Electronic treats to North America later in October after the "Alte Musik Festival" in
Berlin, Germany...

To everyone have a *great time* and to TD "break a leg!" ~lol~

Best Always, -- Al (the TD's pal), Berkeley, CA / USA

PS: I'm beginning to see the light at the end of
the TD tunnel. ~lol~ Finally working again and
making some dough... :-)

NP: Guess! ~ROFL~
Two words one group:
~Tangerine Dream~
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TDI Homepage Guestbook // Wednesday // 05/09/01:

(From: ~Force Majeure~)

OK -- so I got excited! ~lol~
Not a "live" broadcast but a straight rebroadcast from May 24-27 (btw: several times
apparently, so we all get a chance to hear it). See the TDI notes on the SBE info short-
cut from the homepage. Only a legendary band would give us a treat like that! Clearly
~Tangerine Dream~ rules... :-)

Best Always, FM
(aka: Al, Berkeley, CA / USA)
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TD live on stage (London 1990)

(photo credit: Rainer Rutka)

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TDI Homepage Guestbook // Tuesday // 05/15/01:

Hey gang!
Well, here is my two cents... For me it doesn't matter how TD chooses to play "live."
What counts is the "composition" and nothing but the *composition.* This is not an
ordinary group -- TD is not part of the legend -- TD is the LEGEND! (just how many
times have I said that? ~lol~). There are many who favor one period over another and
having said that I too have my favorites... The fact that TD continues to explore the
sublime I find totally fascinating and superbly exhilarating. What I do know is that I
like (adore) most of it... And, I have absolutely no plans to ever stop listening... 'nuff
said.

Best Always, -- Al (the TD's pal), Berkeley, CA / USA

NP: London (Royal Albert Hall), April 2, 1975...
The incredible 2nd set and encore. In my TD book
it's got to be one of the greatest and they have so
many of those! ;-)
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TDI Homepage Guestbook // Thursday // 05/17/01:

Hi gang!
Just composed "Ode to Mandala" a timely pause in the eternal TDI midst...
It goes something like this:

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The mighty force of pure beauty seeking being quite perfected.
Brings forth its raw strength and honor to be never neglected.
A golden magical harpsichord so powered by heavens delight.
Certainly, only J. S. Bach could ever play it with such a fancy flight.
Slowly evolving we see it, feel it, and most of all we want to hear it.
Now here is the power of TD sampled with so many bytes and bits.
Traveling down the road apiece the mighty Streethawk soars to fly.
Only to return to its past classical musical roots of all that stood bye.
Even the grand winding TD staircase leads us following step by step.
We blindly follow this awesome light clearly thinking, "Oh this is so hep."
For there can only be the one that plays so marvelously and in tune.
That is "Mandala" which is what we shall call it when it's in full bloom!
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Can't wait to hear "DM III" (got all the records straight from the Ground Liftaz event
thanks to a TD friend :-). And, "Star Trooper" and "Twilight Folder" are still planned
to come hopefully and soon (TD please put "Mandala" in one of them for the wonder-
ful faithful fans). And, many thanks for all those TD diehards and fans that dug deep
and reflected upon the Shepard's Bush Empire concert event. It was the next best
thing to being there "live!" ;-)

My Best Always, -- Al (the TD's pal), Berkeley, CA / USA

NP: "Mandala" by ~Tangerine Dream~ of course! :-)

Note: Corrected one word in the "Ode to Mandala" above...
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Edgar (KlangArt 1999 backstage)

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TDI Homepage Guestbook // Wednesday // 05/23/01:

"...see you next time in the states.. "
- Edgar Froese
****************************************

Hi gang!
A quoted line like any other line.
But, this one leads smack dab right here.
A great trip is about to embark once again.
Each adventure filled with
so many heights to climb
and lows to persevere...
But, one thing you can always
bet all of your TD chips on.
~Tangerine Dream~
is about to appear!

Best Always, -- Al (the TD's pal), Berzerkeley, CA / USA

PS: OK -- I'm completely overwhelmed! ~lol~
In my case, I and many others will try to make
as many of the West coast TD venues as possible...
Now, where the Sam bloody "H" would those be?
~ROFL~ ;-)
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TDI Homepage Guestbook // Thursday // 05/24/01:

Hi gang!
Now having a bit of luck just listening to the Real Player audio... Seems they decided
to re-broadcast the rebroadcast... ~ROFL~ When in doubt always refer to TD rule #1:
"TD diehards NEVER stop!" ;-)

Best Always, -- Al (the TD's pal), Berzerkeley, CA/ USA

NP: "Mars Polaris" live by Tangerine Dream.

Never :-) Now it seems to run smoothly. - Webmaster
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Edgar (1982)

(photo credit: Monique Froese)

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TDI Homepage Guestbook // Friday // 06/01/01:

Hi gang!
My TD crystal ball sees the "Webmaster" and his scissors having a field day soon
including this message. ~lol~ OK -- we could discuss the pros and cons of what's
what in the electronic music medium for a very long time. That's why Tangerine
Dream and other electronic newsgroups were formed to cover just about every
aspect of it... If you need a complete list e-mail me off page and I'll supply you
with what I have (new ones are being formed all the time).

For me personally I have no problem whatsoever with TD's current output. Besides,
I simply won't stop till I've uncovered all those TD souls out there that were actually
there at the original TD concerts. Here (IMHO) TD is indeed the king and there is
nothing that will stop me till I find as many of the analogue masters of these fantastic
unpublished TD shows (about 40% of their total *epic* output).

TDI has asked that we try to *keep* the guestbook a guestbook...
Now, that's not too hard now is it? :-)

My Best Always, -- Al (the TD's pal), Berzerkeley, CA / USA

PS: Marakesh, There are many TD diehards and fans as
devoted as I am. The difference is that I like to write and
express my thoughts. Others, express themselves in many
ways with "kind TD deeds," to other diehards and fans, their
immense TD knowledge and sharing beautiful TD websites
for all the world to see. It's a very long lists. One thing you
can be bloody sure of -- we (TD diehards & fans) are every-
where! :-)
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Linda & Edgar in Venice/Italy

(photo credit: Monique Froese)

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TDI Homepage Guestbook // Monday // 06/04/01:

(From: ~Marspolaris~)

Edgar --
Another golden TD year has passed... We've enjoyed so much collectively it's
hard to know what to be truly thankful for... And, least us not forgot to wish
you a "Happy Birthday" and very best wishes from all of us!

"HAPPY BIRTHDAY!"

Best Always, -- Mars
(aka: Al (the TD's pal), Berkeley, CA / USA)
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Chris, Peter & Edgar (1974)

(photo credit: Monique Froese)

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TDI Homepage Guestbook // Thursday // 06/14/01:

Hi gang!
Here is my two TD cents. ~lol~ For whatever it's worth... :-)
I've watched, read and wrote in this TDI guestbook now for sometime. It's clearly
had its up and downs. And, we've all abused it in one way or another (including me).
Whenever I've fired up and loaded this page and it didn't load -- I'd worry that that
the worst had finally happened (the "page" was no longer). So, to re-quote some-
thing that I quoted in this guestbook on November 19, 2000.

*****************************************************
My thoughts are that "Neil D" hit the nail on the proverbial head when he said:
"The problem is there are many fans out there that feel deeply about TD's music
and they cannot restrain themselves in making a comment wether (whether) posi-
tive or negative. So, Webmaster, don't be hard on us, we can't help it!"
*****************************************************

We all realize this and that we are *all* very passionate regarding ~Tangerine Dream's~
incredible music. There are many TD newsgroups which have discussions on all forms
of their music as composed and different periods and band line ups. We even have news-
groups devoted to collecting TD for the serious TD collectors. As well as other chat
boards (Artist Direct and Yahoo), and a mIRC Tadream chat interphase.

What (IMHO) TDI did not want is for: 1) personal attacks to take place on this page,
and 2) that this was not a TD discussion forum... Well, maybe it's time to realize that
the second one is truly the hardest to moderate and fully control. As, stated above in
Neil D's post. Certainly, we are going to talk about whatever is the "hot TD topic" and
what has been released as new or archived (i.e., "Sohoman and Soundmill Navigator").

If anyone would like my TD lists of the above newsgroups, chat boards and chat
interphase just e-mail me off the page. I've always looked forward to coming here
and reading what TD diehards and fans worldwide have so eloquently expressed
in as many different ways. Besides, I and many others would totally dread the day
that this TD guestbook page was no longer... :-( 'nuff said.

My Best Always, -- Al
Lifelong TD diehard
Berkeley, CA / USA

PS: For those of you that know me... It has been a very long haul,
but finally life is good again and most important my brother and I
have gotten back together after six years of a strained relationship
after our parents passed away. I'm decidedly back (although still
lurking just a bit), and very much looking forward to becoming
once again an active and participating member of all the TD news-
groups. You can always check up on me via the eBay ~Marspolaris~
"About Me" page to see what's what.

PPS: Sorry for the bandwidth, as I speak my mind and
felt it important (for whatever reason as stated above)
to write this... :-)

NP: By now you all know the bottom line...
Just about anything sooooo long as it's
~TANGERINE DREAM!!!~ ;-)
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TD live on stage (1982)

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TDI Homepage Guestbook // Monday // 07/23/01:

My Dear Tangerine Dream --
OK -- We've all been *good* and *diehard* speculation is running rampant (in the
Yahoo Tadream newsgroups anyway)... ~lol~ Because of the smaller venues theme
(700 - 1800 TD fans & diehards), we've had to rule out certain historic sites (Para-
mount, BCT, Warfield, and Wiltern Theaters to name but just a few) that you've
played many times in the past... ~a really big TD diehard sigh~ So, just give us
what state of the USA tour that you plan to end up in... ~pretty please with lots
of *TD* sugar on top! Or, better yet -- what's the last ~Tangerine Dream~ USA
concert venue? To quote my good friend James: "TD inquiring minds want to
know!" :-)))

Best Always, -- Al (the TD's pal), Berkeley, CA / USA

PS: Owl -- We've all done it (screwed up the TD facts).
Last time for me was listing the Reims Cathedral (the
"infamous" one) as December 13, 1974. Of course it's
September 13, 1974... ;-) Bloody number thirteen! ~lol~
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(photo credit: Virgin Records)

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TDI Homepage Guestbook // Friday // 08/03/01:

Holy TD Mother of pearl! Now I'm excited!!! "WoW" -- not one, or two, or even three, but
*FOUR* TD concert venues have been listed for lovely sunny California. And, two more
up North (Oregon & Washington) just for good measure... THANKS!!! ~Tangerine Dream~
You are simply the best! ;-)

My Best Always, Al (the TD's pal), Berzerkeley, CA / USA

NP: Only ~Tangerine Dream~ stuff (published & unpublished)

Note: Jared White wrote:
Hmm, I guess no one's noticed that TDI's Web site has been updated with a semi-
official schedule of their October/November tour. And, guess what -- they're going
to be in San Francisco! Yes yes yes!!! I'll be there, count on it! Jared

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Virgin Records "V" two record set (1975)

(photo credit: Rainer Rutka)

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TDI Homepage Guestbook // Friday // 08/03/01:

Hehehe... Well, I'm in a good mood! It's going to be tough enough trying to get some
sleep tonight before work with all this great TD concert news! M-Transfer it's a very
famous piece simply titled: "Overture" (rt: 11:08). The title of the album is "V" and
there are five known published pressings. I'm fortunate to have a mint copy of the
Virgin release #VD 2502 (London 1975); which is a two record set. Yes, you're right
it was music that was created for the British stage production of the Sophocles tragedy
"Oedipus Tyranus" that was performed at the Chichester Festival. Could say a lot more,
but this is after all, the TDI guestbook. Besides, I've already told my brother, David, that
I'm taking a little time off work right after my birthday (Nov. 6 -- that "Logos" date and
rt again! :-) to follow one band. The legends themselves that we simply all know and
love as "Tangerine Dream!"

Best Always, -- Al (the TD's pal), Berkeley, CA / USA

Note: Macula Transfer wrote:
"Anyone know if the track by T.D that was on the sampler from Virgin records in the
mid 70s, is available? I think it was music for some stageproduction, a play or maybe
dance.... well I have not seen it since that doublevinyl sample!..."

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TDI Homepage Guestbook // Friday // 08/06/01:

Hi gang!
This just to let you know that "Voices In The Dunes" ~The Tangerine Dream Worldwide
Discography~ (USA 1991) has *now* been posted on the Internet. It's truly a marvelous
undertaking of pure TD diehard "labor of love." When a TD collector tells you that he
has over sixty different versions of "Phaedra" on LP (vinyl -- just in case you forgot :-)...
He's not kidding! ~lol~ Its new title (updated) is, "Voices In The Net." Check it out at:
Voices In The Net

Best Always, -- FM
(aka: -- Al Benson // Berzerkeley, CA / USA)

PS: Thanks Michael, Peter, Siggy, Rolf & Matt.

Note: Made a few corrections above...
I need a *new* pair of glasses and soon! ~lol~
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"Illusions of Tangerine Dream in Concert"

The Berlin ICC TD concert poster
(January 26, 1981)

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TDI Homepage Guestbook // Thursday // 08/16/01:

Hi gang!
Well, absolutely none of us fathom the idea that this wonderful TDI guestbook be placed
somewhere in the final abyss of cyberspace... I've written many times before on this very
subject and have clearly stated that there are many TD newsgroups, chat boards and other
known mediums (ICQ & mIRC) to have fruitful beneficial diehard and fan discussions
(just e-mail me and I'll supply you with the complete lists and webrings). Right now the
chief moderator and my good friend, Joe Shoults, of the Tadream Yahoo newsgroup (we
just celebrated our one thousandth T-digest!) has finally taken a (long overdue) hard line
stance on the following:

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"...If you have a personal problem with another human being, this is
not the place to discuss it. If you have an inability to resist the urge
to flame, whine or polemicize, we suggest you take a deep breath
and come back later. Details at: Tadream homepage

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And "yes", to be *fair* there is also the unmoderated tangerine dream list (replaced the
old Majordomo). Please *keep* in mind that I've abused it (this guestbook) too. Well,
what say thee? Either we behave and clean-up our act or lose this TDI guestbook page
forever... Clearly, no *one* wants that at *any* price. After all: "TD is coming to town!"
Can't bloody (insert your favorite expletive here) wait! 'nuff said... :-)

My Best Always, -- Al (Berkeley, CA / USA)

Note: Halfamix wrote:
"Good for you Alan. I think all should stop moaning and get back to the matter in hand
namely Tangerine Dream. What must it look like to new visitors from around the World
visiting for the first time!!..."

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"Risky Business" (press photos)
You *bet* I have this press folder!
~lol~

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TDI Homepage Guestbook // Thursday // 08/23/01:

(From: ~Marspolaris~)

Hehehe... Did someone just mention "Risky Business?" ~lol~ My first TD love for sure
(although "Sorcerer' was the first recording I ever heard). Sure! It's on the Virgin sound-
track #CDV 2302 (UK 1985) on CD, vinyl and tape (there are many other published list-
ings given and this is only the main one), and not to difficult to get either. Also, the video
release on many forms of the medium. Of course, there is also the "Risky Business" //
The Audio Movie Kit (USA 1983), two LPs boxed set (very rare), and I'll leave the
"boot" word out of the picture for the moment... ~ROFL~

Best Always, -- Mars (aka: -- Al // Berkeley, CA / USA)

NP: "RB -- Love on a Real Train" by Tangerine Dream.
After hearing that for the first time -- it was hopeless!
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After hearing the soundtrack to
"Risky Business"
I never stopped, and I never will...

(photo credit: Paul Fellows)


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TDI Homepage Guestbook // Tuesday // 09/04/01:

Hi gang!
Gee, those "Poland" pics sure looked great! Getting the TD playlist so fast was way cool.
Thanks! :-) Did you notice that TDI just updated their latest news section (September 3rd)?
Other than the "Alte Musik Festival" (Bernau, Germany) on October 7th being completely
sold out (both shows), that all of the USA venues are now set in stone (confirmed).
Besides, the big news is they also just added "Vancouver, Canada" to their list of TD
concerts coming to North America!!! No firm date was given, but I'm sure glad to see
it there... Will TD wonders never cease? ~lol~

Best Always, -- Al (Berkeley, CA / USA)

NP: Montreal, Canada (Place de Art), June 19, 1986.
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TDI Homepage Guestbook // Any possible date soon...

Could this be the tragic end of the TDI guestbook? -- Hmm...
What if TDI Music and Tangerine Dream webpages do merge?
So, stay
*tuned* gang! ~lol~

The new guardians of my TD homepage...

"Warsaw in the Sun" (the 12" inch LP)

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TDI **NEW*** Homepage Guestbook // Thursday // 12/19/02:

The dream (~always~) remains the same...

Deck the halls with boughs of holly hanging
above the overstuffed red stockings filled with
so many kinds of tastefully delicious TD notes,
bytes and bits.

Seasonably spread about just like majestically
uncovered symphonic melodies dancing and
playing ever so softly about upon the first sight
of frost falling 'tis Christmas.

For we can see, touch, smell. taste and all of us
surely must *hear* it. Literally chiming together
we can all share and love that which TD does
bring us during this magical Yuletide time of the
year.

Now as it's being created and composed ever
so generously once more and we shall all try to
be there (some of which is shared in the gleeful
chorus of kind and kindred spirits). It's very much
like when we were just little kids -- all over once
more -- and once again.

'Tis truly well beyond being the grand synth players
indeed with over thirty plus years of TD Christmas
past all packed into one incredible night and concert.
As, the rousing and mighty Astoria shall become our
welcome and roaring good Holiday cheer...

Fa la la la, la la la, la la - LA!

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To ~Tangerine Dream~ a very Merry Christmas
and a Happy New Year! ;-)

Holiday Greetings, -- Al (Berkeley, CA)

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The TD concert "Fireball" at the Astoria
Theater in London on February 15, 2003.

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TDI **NEW*** Homepage (Ghost) Guestbook // Sunday // 01/12/03:

I have carefully re-read all of the rules for posting in this unique
TDI guestbook. Paying very careful attention to rule #4 where it
clearly states that this is *NOT* a discussion forum... For those
of you still having trouble with that one I suggest you take a deep
breath then take two of these and call me in the morning... 'nuff
said.

Special note To TD: Sure wish I could be there at the Astoria
Theater. All I can say is blast the bloody house down! :-)

Best Always,
-- Al (the TD's pal)
Berkeley, CA / USA

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"Dolphin Dance" (the 12" inch LP)

Let us all hope the fantastic electronic TD dance adventures will continue.
Someday the guestbook will live on to swim with the dolphins another day...

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Quick -- some TD diehard please hand me
a really badly recorded TD ~live~ fan tape...

Otherwise -- I'm gonna shread & retape
this bloody GoStats counter above... ~lol~
See
Tech Updates for reasons why... :-(