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