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Tuesday, November 11th, 2008
8:53 am - December Snow

atlanticat
Does anybody know the story behind December Snow? I was thinking about the lyrics the other day and I couldn't help but think that perhaps it might have been about a baby that died without warning(With October skies/you brought your love, But November came/taking all I have and...), perhaps one of Justin's grandchildren?

Anybody know?

current mood: curious

(1 Blues | The Moody)

Monday, November 5th, 2007
4:11 am - DVD Recommendation..

artemis42
Just got finished watching the Classic Artists: The Moody Blues documentary, released in 2006, and I really enjoyed it. From the fantastic interviews with people involved in every aspect of the bands' history, to new developments in their lineup and some great archival footage, I'm tickled pink. Great bonus CD material, as well.

Also stellar is the DVD available through Mike Pinder's website, The Moody Blues: The Lost Performance, a great glimpse of the band in Paris in 1970. The camera work isn't stellar, but they're young and on top of their game, and it sounds great.

-Me.

(3 Blues | The Moody)

Sunday, December 10th, 2006
12:34 pm

cheshirepanda
 Hello everyone out in LJ land.

The Moody Blues. yea. they rock. My love for them started when I saw them in concert in Casper, WY. My orchestra director got to play with them in that concert, so he became my hero too...

So I a reason to be posting today. I have a question that I hope someone can help with. Is anyone here aware of a serious problem between The Rolling Stone and The Moody Blues? I'm sure that I am just not in the loop, but there is no RS coverage of the Moody blues. there are no articles even referenced on the RS website, they are not included in the RS top 500 (and should be. Come on! Day's of Future Past, hello?), they are not in the top 50 artisits (but Run DMC is... right....) and there is a RS book that is a dictionary of the most influential artists. has something like 10,000 entries... and guess what... the Moody's aren't in there.

Is there a reason for this? or am I just boycotting The Rolling Stone from now on.?

current mood: confused

(3 Blues | The Moody)

Thursday, July 6th, 2006
5:28 pm - hello hello hello

semisuite
I used to be a member but then I got lazy and never updated my livejournal and it was purged or what not--anyways so that makes me new. :] I've been listening to the Moody Blues since I was a youngin'. They are absolutely amazing and I would give anything to see them in concert again :] glad to find others who love the moody blues as much as me.

peace darlings.

current mood: amused

(1 Blues | The Moody)

Friday, December 23rd, 2005
10:50 am - Lovely to See You Live DVD

simplystated
Hey all,

I remember a few months ago I was on amazon.com looking for Moody stuff that I didn't have and I saw that they were coming out with a Live CD for their most recent tour called "Lovely to See You" and then I saw that soon after that they were putting out a DVD for it...however I have purchased the CD when I go back to amazon.com I can't find the DVD anywhere, nor can I find it in stores or on their website...anyone know about the live DVD that was supposed to come out soon?

EDIT: Never mind, I was just able to find it on amazon.com, It's being released February 14th, here's a link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000CSTKQ0/qid=1135353132/sr=1-6/ref=sr_1_6/002-1171937-3931265?s=dvd&v=glance&n=130

Sorry! =)

current mood: confused

(4 Blues | The Moody)

Tuesday, November 15th, 2005
7:25 am - It's a Blue World

atlanticat
Greetings fellow fans,

I joined this community a week or two ago, but I noticed that there are few posts, so I figured I'd add one to the count and introduce myself. I am a latter-day Moodies fan. I discovered the Moodies with Your Wildest Dreams back when it came out but I was too young to pursue the band at the time. Some years later, somebody introduced me to I Know You're Out There Somewhere and I picked up the Legend of a Band compilation and fell in love with every song on it. I floundered for a few years, not having lots of extra money for buying CDs and acquired a few as gifts. I completely ran Legend of a Band into the ground such that I could not play most of it any more and had to buy a new copy. This brings us to the present day, with me at age 30 owning all but five of the studio albums (I will acquire them eventually) and having seen Justin, John, and Graham in concert over this past summer for the first time.

I love this band. I wish I could have been around to see them in their heyday. I find a lot of older fans seem to think the band's skills deteriorated with age. Me, I just think they evolved. I can listen to Days of Future Passed as easily as I can listen to Strange Times (which I personally think was a BRILLIANT album, though I seem to be alone in my opinion). I don't care what they say, I will always love this band.

My favorite songwriter in the band is Justin Hayward and unfortunately, the fact of my loving his songs has soured my love life. Strange but true. You see, I keep looking for someone who has both maturity AND the ability to look at life like Justin apparently does. So many people just don't understand the concept of maintaining a child-like outlook and simply loving life. This is the way I am, the way I have always been, and likely always will be. Someday I hope to find someone who understands, preferably someone just a tad bit younger than Justin. :) Because, "you see, I refuse to believe that someone's not waiting for me."

Hi!

-Cat-

(Crossposted to themoodyblues.)

(6 Blues | The Moody)

Friday, October 7th, 2005
1:24 pm - Live DVD & CD set coming soon!

simplystated
Hey all,

Was browsing through Higher & Higher and read in the news section about a new live CD & DVD that are going to be released. The article says the CD will be released November 15th and the DVD will follow that. The concert is from the 2005 tour, the June 11 date in CA.

Just thought I'd post that =), here's the link to where I got the info: http://www.moodies-magazine.com/moody_news.htm

current mood: excited

(1 Blues | The Moody)

Wednesday, September 21st, 2005
10:02 am - every good girl deserves a favour

alovelyfeather
Could someone pleaaassee upload or send me "Isn't Life Strange?" I would be eternally grateful. My AIM is Enid WyndamPryce and my MSN name is Cuomokid. Pretty please?

(2 Blues | The Moody)

Wednesday, September 7th, 2005
10:03 pm - Greetings...

artemis42
Just joined the community in lieu of setting up my own.. it's been difficult lately to find folk to talk with about the wonderful music that The Moody Blues have produced in their long and fruitful career. Most of the people I know that are familiar with the band are currently in their 40s and 50s, and no longer have the enthusiasm in their pockets about this music.. I, being in my mid-twenties, am hard pressed to find folk who still enjoy this music, and even less likely to find people close to my own age range to discuss with.
The music they produced has meant a lot to me throughout my life. One of my earliest memories is of listening to their work, pushing the 8-track of Days Of Future Passed into the player in my parents' van in 1982, putting the record on over and over again and dancing around the livingroom. Making mix tapes for my walkman after we got the CD versions, walking to school for years while dreaming to their lyrics. I credit them and their work for giving me a great deal of positivity and strength during a lonely adolescence, and I've grown into a new appreciation of their place in my life as an adult.
I'm really pleased to find a community here that's active.

I just got a copy of the CD re-release of Justin Hayward's first solo effort, Songwriter, and I've really been enjoying some of the bonus tracks they included on the disc, Heart of Steel, in particular. Anyone else had the pleasure?

Anyone in CT, MA, or VT that has seen them recently? I just got to see them play in CT at the Oakdale, and was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the performances. The new young flute player is lovely, and seemed to fit well, though I was certainly sad that Ray has retired. I was more pleased by their inclusion in the set of songs from the first 7 albums, a few that I've never heard them play before, like The Actor, and Higher and Higher.

Looking forward to good news and discussions here.

-Me.

(11 Blues | The Moody)

Sunday, September 4th, 2005
6:39 pm - New Studio Album?

foreverafternoo
According to a report on Sirius Sattelite Radio on Thursday, the Moody Blues will be releasing a new studio album next spring.

Anyone know anything else?

(3 Blues | The Moody)

Tuesday, August 30th, 2005
1:44 am - Icons

simplystated
Hey all,

I've always wanted a Justin/Moody Blues icon and they are pretty scarce so I made one myself, it's not that great but I figured I'd share it. It from my favorite song and one of my favorite lyrics from the song, enjoy, comment, credit etc.

1.) Image hosted by Photobucket.com 2.) Image hosted by Photobucket.com

current mood: complacent

(6 Blues | The Moody)

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2005
10:51 am - Question

simplystated
Hey all,

I know this has probably been asked & answered a million times but I was wondering if anyone knew more details on why Ray left? I figured it was most likely either health related issues or he was just worn out and wanted to stay at home with his family but I was just curious if anyone actually knew for a fact 1.) why he left and 2.) if he'll ever come back and go on tour with the moodies again? It's just not the same going to concerts and hearing the flute and not seeing Ray =\

current mood: quixotic

(2 Blues | The Moody)

Sunday, August 14th, 2005
7:25 pm - Moodies song in Deuce Bigalow

simplystated
Hey all,

This weekend I went and saw the new Deuce Bigalow movie at theatres and I was pleasently surprised to hear the Moody Blues' Nights in White Satin featured prominently towards the beginning of the movie. I won't ruin it for anyone that wants to see it but they play pretty much half if not all of the song over a sequence where-in Deuce gets high.

So, just thought I'd mention that..also, I'd never really put two and two together after all of these years, so this may sound stupid, but is Nights in White Satin about being high?

Alrighty anyway, toodles!

current mood: amused

(4 Blues | The Moody)

Thursday, July 21st, 2005
7:14 pm - Amazing

simplystated
Hmm, can't say I've ever been lucky enough to find this many people close to my age as into the Moody Blues as I am! I suppose I should introduce myself, hmm? I'm 21 from Baltimore and have loved the moody blues since I was about 5. I, like most people, had a parent that was obsessed with them and that's how I found them =) My dad and I have shared a love of the Moodies ever since I can remember and have been to 6 of their concerts together with the most recent one being a few weeks ago at their Wolf Trap concert. I was able to surprise my dad with 3rd row pit seats and he almost had a heart attack right then when he saw that =) All my life he'd always done that sort of thing to me so I figured I'd return the favor =)

I suppose that's all there is to say, I'd have to say that my favorite song of all time, not just of theirs, is I Know You're Out There but there are many many more that I am absolutely in love with. The thing about the Moodies that I love so much is their depth and ability to send message with their lyrics and convey a feeling with their music. It's like nothing I've ever heard before and it's one of the reasons I love them so much =)

I'm actually listening to one of Ray's solo albums that I bought off of Ebay called Hopes, Wishes and Dreams it's not as good as his Moodies stuff but it's still very good. Also, I jsut received a DVD from The Moody Mall entitled "An Evening with Justin Hayward Live at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame" but I'm waiting until my dad and I can watch it together before I rip it open (which believe me is difficult)

Alright, that's all for now, but by chance does anyone have any Moodies icons? I'm always looking for them but can never find em ;)

Thanks everyone!

current mood: ecstatic

(5 Blues | The Moody)

Wednesday, July 20th, 2005
11:33 am

mylittlelovely
Happy Birthday John! party hardy!

current mood: excited

(1 Blues | The Moody)

Saturday, July 9th, 2005
3:34 pm - Photos from the show in Cleveland, July 1

foreverafternoo
Photos from ClevelandCollapse )

(6 Blues | The Moody)

Friday, July 8th, 2005
3:34 pm
nonsvch

where's Justin's big signet ring?? this may be the first picture i've ever seen where he's not wearing it!

current mood: curious

(8 Blues | The Moody)

Wednesday, June 8th, 2005
10:32 pm

thankmrguinness
I just saw the Moody Blues (c. 1965) perform 'Go Now' on a music infomercial-type thing on one of the public access channels. It was pretty goofy. I had to consult the booklet in Time Traveller to see if I'd ever heard of the song. They looked like the Beatles, and Justin Hayward and Joh Lodge had yet to join the band, so it was basically unlike the Moody Blues I know and love (brought A Question of Balance to work this morning and listened to it twice through). Thank heaven they went a different direction, or I may never have heard 'Days of Future Passed.' And how could I live like that?

(1 Blues | The Moody)

Tuesday, April 26th, 2005
10:23 pm - Cleveland, July 1st

foreverafternoo
I'm in the second row, dead center!!! Section 2, Row 2, seats 13-16!

(1 Blues | The Moody)

Thursday, April 14th, 2005
7:55 pm - Time to break out the pocket change....

the_cure_for
ATTENTION!!!

The moody Blues will be playing at the Radio City Music Hall in July! The tickets go on sale tomorrow in the early hours. I hope to see you all there!!! :D

Much love

current mood: excited

(4 Blues | The Moody)

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