Date: Sun, 18 Jun 2000 18:39:02 -0000 From: "Glynn Naughton"
Subject: TDI web site update Hello folks, Get this update from the TDI web page: 'Many fans will remember that, towards the end of the last millenium, rumours started to fly that Edgar would retire from Tangerine Dream at the end of 1999. These fans may be wondering whether there was any substance to these rumours, and if so, why Edgar is still with the band. TDI can now reveal that, in the years leading up to the turn of the century, Edgar was secretly planning a spectacular career change...from leader of Tangerine Dream to German international footballer. Unfortunately, these plans ran into serious problems towards the end of last year. 'It's true that we were in negotiations with Froese,' says Hans SomeGermanOrOther of the German Football Federation. 'Unfortunately, there was a terrible mix-up with regard to Edgar's birthdate which only came to light recently. You see, Edgar is far, far too young to play at international level for Germany. In a few years, maybe we could consider it, but it's a dead proposition at the moment.' The problem was compounded during a top-secret training session in which Edgar, together with fellow Krautrocker Klaus Schulze, who was also planning a similar career move, paticipated. 'Unfortunately, we set him up four yards in front of an open goal...and he scored', continues SomeGermanOrOther. 'Not only that; he's got far too much hair. He needs to shave his head and learn to miss a barn door from five paces before we could even consider him'. SomeGermanOrOther was also not impressed with Schulze. 'We gave him the ball and he just dribbled it up and down the pitch...for 90 bloody minutes with no variation whatsoever. He was just getting into his stride, too. I think he was a bit disappointed when we told him that we don't play internationals in 50-game sets.' TDI can also reveal that the first major TD lineup shift for over 10 years may be in the offing. Martin Kay comments: 'Lot's of people are surprised that Alan Shearer is hanging up his boots following Euro 2000 at the age of only 29. Well, now we can reveal the reason. Alan is very excited about a possible transfer to Tangerine Dream. He feels that, if he's allowed to take up a front-of-stage position, with Jerome fitting in just behind, and Edgar supplying the service from over on stage right, he could once again be back to his best. We agree, and we're very excited about the prospect of Alan joining Tangerine Dream. We're not at all worried that he'll be the first Englishman in the band since Steve Joliffe; to the best of our knowledge he's never written lyrics about talking to trees.' So, all in all, it's been a pretty eventful time in the TD camp recently, eh? Apologies for the somewhat OT post, particularly to our friends from across the Atlantic, who probably didn't have a clue what I was going on about... Glynn