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Opera fantica
« on: Wed, 2005-02-23, 17:31:21 »
Hello, firstly thanks for all the great music, secondly i was hoping that you could tell me what the lyrics/song "Opera Fanatica" mean, is there a theme ... Also very randomly, is there anyone in Arena who is religious?

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Re: Opera fantica
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 2005-02-23, 18:39:30 »
'Opera' just deals with the idea of moving from being a fan to an obsessive... perhaps even to the point of taking on someone elses identity.
As to religion... I guess that you'd have to ask each member. I think we're all interested in different religions, and what effect they can have on mankind. That's certainly a theme I use in many of the lyrics. :)

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Re: Opera fantica
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 2005-02-23, 20:49:28 »
thanks ;D

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Re: Opera fantica
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 2005-02-23, 22:16:14 »
sorry to bother again, but you know the line "the king is dead so worship me" ,by going by what you said, is that taking is that liek, the obsession had developed so much so that the man has imagined him "dead" and wants them to "worship2 him instead as he believes he has taken his identity. Just a thought. Please correct me if i am wrong.

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Re: Opera fantica
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 2005-02-23, 23:56:50 »
'My idol is dead.... I am now the idol'.....  ;)

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Re: Opera fantica
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 2005-03-02, 01:21:49 »
So who is/was your idol Clive?  ;)

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Re: Opera fantica
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 2005-03-02, 09:04:29 »
I don't know about 'idols' but I consider myself a fan of these guys...
(I'm in the zone for this kind of stuff... all the Pepper's Ghost promo interviews.... :) )

Rock: Rick Wakeman, Peter Gabriel, Kate Bush and Freddie Mercury
Classical: Beethoven, Prokofiev and Elgar
Film: James Stewart, Fred Astaire and Johnny Depp

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Re: Opera fantica
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 2005-03-02, 09:48:29 »
My idols were Ritchie Blackmore & Kenny Dalglish  :)
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Re: Opera fantica
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 2005-03-02, 20:53:20 »
Hmmm, mine are/were:

Rock: John Wetton, Clive Nolan, Alan Holdsworth, Bill Bruford
Classical: Abel, Arne, F.J. Hayden, Beethoven, Woodcock
Film: Russell Crow, Chris Lambert, Armin Mueller-Stahl


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Re: Opera fantica
« Reply #9 on: Thu, 2005-03-03, 21:05:02 »
My idols were... & Kenny Dalglish  :)

Must catch up on my Rock n'Roll edumucashion....what instrument did he play...?
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Re: Opera fantica
« Reply #10 on: Thu, 2005-03-03, 21:14:27 »
Must catch up on my Rock n'Roll edumucashion....what instrument did he play...?

hmmmmm,
google says: forward for Celtic Glasgow '69 - '77 and forward for Liverpool FC '77 - '85
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Re: Opera fantica
« Reply #11 on: Thu, 2005-03-03, 22:03:31 »
Film: ...and Johnny Depp

I'm with you on this one; Brilliant actor!  ;D
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Re: Opera fantica
« Reply #12 on: Fri, 2005-03-04, 10:49:36 »
Must catch up on my Rock n'Roll edumucashion....what instrument did he play...?

There is a really witty retort to that. Excuse me whilst I go away and think what it is  ;) ;D
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Re: Opera fantica
« Reply #13 on: Fri, 2005-03-04, 18:42:16 »
Something along the lines of "self-confessed player of the pink oboe" should do it, perhaps...?
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Re: Opera fantica
« Reply #14 on: Sat, 2005-03-05, 02:59:40 »
My Rock Idols - Hermans Hermits/1910 Fruitgum Company/Edison Lighthouse/The Archies/Mr Fishfinger and the Twallopers/The Most Dangerous House In Stockport/But Jim Millions Will Die/Denzil Tweezers Exploding Tablature/Smithy Can't Run Anymore/Dominatrix With A Candy Floss/Suicidal Housefly/Big Grinning Beefburger/My Fragrant Headache/The Twisting Red Doctors/Drowning Dave Dwizzler/Manic Morgania & The Moving Mauve Spuds/Toenail Removal Retail/Depressed Ringworm/The Daffodil Assasins/The Water Arsons/Sniff Pilchard And The Shudders/The Hunk Mervyn Assembly Ensemble.Com/Froncis Rassi & The 3 Chords/Clave Nylon And The Atari's/Stairway To Devon ( Loud Zippering tribute band )

Many more.  ;)

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Re: Opera fantica
« Reply #15 on: Sun, 2005-03-06, 01:13:20 »
My Rock Idols - Hermans Hermits/1910 Fruitgum Company/Edison Lighthouse/The Archies/Mr Fishfinger and the Twallopers/The Most Dangerous House In Stockport/But Jim Millions Will Die/Denzil Tweezers Exploding Tablature/Smithy Can't Run Anymore/Dominatrix With A Candy Floss/Suicidal Housefly/Big Grinning Beefburger/My Fragrant Headache/The Twisting Red Doctors/Drowning Dave Dwizzler/Manic Morgania & The Moving Mauve Spuds/Toenail Removal Retail/Depressed Ringworm/The Daffodil Assasins/The Water Arsons/Sniff Pilchard And The Shudders/The Hunk Mervyn Assembly Ensemble.Com/Froncis Rassi & The 3 Chords/Clave Nylon And The Atari's/Stairway To Devon ( Loud Zippering tribute band )

Many more.  ;)

Uh-huh, who's been playing with band-name generators then? ;D

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Re: Opera fantica
« Reply #16 on: Sun, 2005-03-06, 13:04:20 »
No ... all of Hoggie's idols are genuine musical artistes, honestly!

I'd also highly recommend some of my heroes, including:

Crusty Dishcloth, Campo Rodot and the Dizzy Jedis, the Spin Doctors (in their tumble dryers of course, on ultra-fast Giddy Geddy spin cycle!), the Recycled Registry Edits, Alex Bytor and the Snowdogs, the Hasbeens, the Seven Mutants of Tomorrow's Sorrow, the Grungegrinders, the Computer Dogs (with lead singer Gates Doggy Dogg) ... I could go on
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Re: Opera fantica
« Reply #17 on: Sun, 2005-03-06, 13:07:53 »
/Clave Nylon And The Atari's


Clave and his boyz are a particularly awesome combo, well worth checking out.  Their latest offering "The Salted Poltergheist"  is a fantastic three-week concept about how condiments can take on a life of their own ... I'm sure Hoggie will do a review of it on his site in due course!
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Re: Opera fantica
« Reply #18 on: Sun, 2005-03-06, 14:06:27 »
Clave and his boyz are a particularly awesome combo, well worth checking out.  Their latest offering "The Salted Poltergheist"  is a fantastic three-week concept about how condiments can take on a life of their own ... I'm sure Hoggie will do a review of it on his site in due course!

Dear, the company of the two of you surely enrich this forum ;)
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Re: Opera fantica
« Reply #19 on: Mon, 2005-03-07, 02:36:38 »
Uh-huh, who's been playing with band-name generators then? ;D

On the contrary. It's my brand of herbal baccy which is responsible.  ;)

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Re: Opera fantica
« Reply #20 on: Mon, 2005-03-07, 18:25:37 »
On the contrary. It's my brand of herbal baccy which is responsible.  ;)

Ah, Landlord...8 pints of your most excellent "Band Name Generator" please...

LOL
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Re: Opera fantica
« Reply #21 on: Mon, 2005-03-07, 23:41:32 »
Ah, Landlord...8 pints of your most excellent "Band Name Generator" please...

LOL

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Re: Opera fantica
« Reply #22 on: Sun, 2005-03-13, 12:43:58 »
I always find that a nice fast spin cycle in my progdryer helps to fuel grinspiration and grimagination too!
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