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Totally agree, Time For A Change with Miles Golding was THE highlight in a show full of them for me. Of course, great to see Neil too on Weather With You and It's Only Natural which has definately got me even more in the mood for Crowded House next week (sorry to gloat, and apologies to all those that missed out on tickets).

Other highlights were I See Red and an unexpected (for me at least) Chocolate Cake. It's never been a particular fave of mine but it was such a surprise (i'd delibrately been avoiding the posted setlists of other shows) and so much fun singing along. Apologies also to the guy next to me with the minidisc recorder ho probably got more of my out of tune singing throughout the gig than Tim, but hey, you were right up front and centre amongst the most faithful, what do you expect?

Of the IM songs, So Precious still rocks, Still The Song and Midnight Coma were also really good. During Still The Song I was thinking about Songline and how they were very similar themed songs and lo and behold what was next, only Songline. Great song.
At the Warwick gig someone called out for Time For A Change, and he said they'd be playing it in London with Miles Golding, but it was a secret. He then remembered that there was such a thing as the internet! However, I avoided mentioning it in my Warwick review and glad to see everybody else did the same. See Tim, we can keep a secret!!! Neil was definitely a bonus - glad you all had a good night in London.
Absolutely brilliant gig, I thought it was so much better than the Scala, (the additional 'special guests' opbviously helped a little!!), now I really can't wait for Monday, I'm soooo excited.
Was lucky enough to be given a set list at the end of the gig, so here goes:
Couldn't Be Done
Poor Boy
Midnight Coma
Persuasion
Still the Song
Songline
Red
How Will You Go (awesome performance)
Parihaka
Dirty
Unsinkable
Six Months
So Precious
Chocolate Cake

First encore:
Time for a Change (with Miles Golding - amazing)
Weather (with very 'special' guest)
Shark

Second encore:
Astounding Moon
Natural (with Neil again!!!!!!!!) Smiler Smiler Smiler
Basically that write up said that if it hadn't been for Neil (and Miles) showing up, then the evening would have been a wash-out. That was how I interpreted it anyway.

Dussa matta, I'm over that reviewer now. Big Grin

There just seem to be so many people that don't get Tim Finn. But heaps more that do - and we all congregate here Cool Big Grin

Lovely pics b. Wish I could take pictures like that.
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Originally posted by Kelly Timtam:
B you got some really good shots there just had a squizz through your album. Big Grin
What sort of camera is it, I'm seriously considering getting another one.


Thanks Smiler I use a Canon EOS 350D and normally just a Canon 50mm f1.8 lens. I did get told off while taking photos of Catherine Feeny (security came over and told me I would have to stop taking photos) so I had to crouch down and hide between people for Tim photos...
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Originally posted by Texas Rose:
...Lovely pics b. Wish I could take pictures like that.


Thanks, I like them too. Wink

Taking pictures isn't that hard, just a combination of standing still, clicking lots and it also helps to have a camera that allows decent shots in a dark environment (which isn't most compact cameras).
b wrote:
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Taking pictures isn't that hard

Yes it is Big Grin

Its almost like I bore the camera to death, and the pictures reflect that Roll Eyes

I'm hoping Tim does more shows at some point in this corner of the globe because I'll try out my new camera. That probably won't help much but they're lovely keep-sakes after the event, even when there's no talent as a photographer whatsoever.

My nephew can point a camera at anything and you can see the talent there. But I won't even suggest that he come to one of Tim's shows with me Razzer

Still, everyone here is very generous and I enjoy the photos that other people take more than I would enjoy my own.
I thought it was a great gig (even if Neil hadn't appeared on stage)! And unbeknown to me (until it was too late), he, Mark Hart and Matt Sherrod were in the reserved seats close to me on level 1. I thought I saw Neil walk along the back earlier, but dismissed it - he looked too big Wink Guessed he would be around, but not that close!

I took a couple of photos but too far away for them to be decent. I did manage to get told off for taking a little video footage. Which was rich considering you lucky devils at the front seemed to be filming non-stop!!!

Roll on Monday!
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Originally posted by I Feel Possessed:
I took a couple of photos but too far away for them to be decent. I did manage to get told off for taking a little video footage. Which was rich considering you lucky devils at the front seemed to be filming non-stop!!!


The Shepherds Bush Empire is not what I would call a photographer friendly venue - it's all about diversion and subterfuge really Cool

I will admit to being somewhat snap-happy mind.
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Originally posted by Texas Rose:
Basically that write up said that if it hadn't been for Neil (and Miles) showing up, then the evening would have been a wash-out. That was how I interpreted it anyway.


Hmm, I thought it was more about the reviewer not being excited or knowing much about Tim and ending up being impressed by him, rather than saying that without Neil it would have been as dull as s/he'd feared. Still pretty patronising and ordinary for a music reviewer though - and still getting the whole married to Greta S thing wrong Roll Eyes.


Anyway, s/he saw the light in the end Big Grin.

Sounds like a spectacular evening I must say - I'm so delighted for everyone (even though bits of me are a bit green round the edges Razzer).
hk wrote:
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Hmm, I thought it was more about the reviewer not being excited or knowing much about Tim and ending up being impressed by him, rather than saying that without Neil it would have been as dull as s/he'd feared. Still pretty patronising and ordinary for a music reviewer though - and still getting the whole married to Greta S thing wrong .

It may well have been that hk Smiler It was a rather odd review actually, I thought. Overall I also found it rather patronising too.

That Greta S thing always gets me. I hadn't thought they were married, then I read somewhere that they were. I don't really care much who he's married to, as long as the music keeps coming Wink

I do think it would be a bit more respectful of these reviewers to get their facts right though. If you're not sure, don't include the statement in your review.

Kelly Tim Tam wrote:

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TR I thought I was quite restrained in my mentioning of that article.


Yup - and proud of you KTT Big Grin Cool
I can remember years ago reading an review of one of his albums years ago in either the NME or Melody Maker where thie stupid women (can't remeber her name) clearly fancied Neil and not Tim and appeared to base her whole review around that fact. She went so far as to say Tim was the ugly less talented brother!!!! As you can imagine I was livid! I mean, I only fancy a couple of people from the Enz but I love then all and would not judge their work on whether I fancied them or not!
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Originally posted by hk:
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Originally posted by Texas Rose:
Basically that write up said that if it hadn't been for Neil (and Miles) showing up, then the evening would have been a wash-out. That was how I interpreted it anyway.


Hmm, I thought it was more about the reviewer not being excited or knowing much about Tim and ending up being impressed by him, rather than saying that without Neil it would have been as dull as s/he'd feared. Still pretty patronising and ordinary for a music reviewer though - and still getting the whole married to Greta S thing wrong Roll Eyes.


Anyway, s/he saw the light in the end Big Grin.

Sounds like a spectacular evening I must say - I'm so delighted for everyone (even though bits of me are a bit green round the edges Razzer).


I couldn't agree more HK, with just about everything! As far as I know Tim and Greta were not married, but many people seem to assume it probably because they were together for quite some time. As I said elsewhere yesterday, there's also nothing like a celebrity marriage (and divorce) as far as the media are concerned!

I think I know the review you're referring to Kinky, although sadly there have been SOOO many bad, erronious or just downright biased articles there. I don't expect everyone to love Tim but they could give him a bit more respect at times!

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