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Cries of Tammuz

I used to have an old friend called Paul Nemeth back in/around '92. We met when he was in a band called Cries of Tammuz, I can't remember why we started chatting and then hanging out - a lot of the early 90's was a blur of gigs, clubs, socialising and partying like there was no tomorrow. It was a hell of a good time in many ways.

Anyway, Paul and I ended up hanging out a fair bit with my then girlfriend Sue and another gril called Fran whom was one of Paul's best friends. We got along very well but for some reason our paths ended up seperating and we lost contact. I bumped into Fran every few years at a random gig or festival but hadn't seen Paul for ages. I caught up with Fran again outside the New Model Army gig last December and since then we've been exchanging emails - gotten back in touch with Paul - and are trying to sort out a gathering one night for a drink and a catch-up. I can't wait as Paul is someone I certainly consider an old friend and am keen on catching up in the flesh after so many years.

Anyway, I just discovered that he (thankfully) didn't give up music completely after Cries of Tammuz disbanded and still dabbles occasionally. He has one of the finest male voices I've ever heard and I really wish he'd managed to make a career out of singing and writing. I just discovered some live footage of him from 2001 at The Underworld when he was adding vocals for a band called Seventh Harmonic (an ethereal band I've not heard of before).

Anyway, this is me havign a blast from the past - and lookign forward to meeting up with old friends again :)


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Feb. 14th, 2008 06:35 pm (UTC)
Small world! I rememember Cries of Tammuz. They played at a pagan event I helped organise about 12 years ago called Dance of the Dead. They were OK, but the wrong band for the crowd,so it probably wasn't their finest hour. One of the girlfriends was the rudest cow I'd ever met, though, but I don't think she was called Sue. Did you know Steve Wilson? I think he managed them for a while.
Feb. 14th, 2008 06:49 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I know Steve Wilson. He's very much still around (I know he's on my facebook and mgiht even be on myspace for all I know - he doesn't seem to have ever moved into the realms fo LiveJournal though :p).

Sue was actually my girlfriend at the time so wouldn't have been the rude one (not that she was rude anyway) but I think there was one of the band memebers who had a pain-in-the-neck girlfriend. I seem to remember a few of us joking/disparing about her at points.

I used to be very involved with the PF in the early 90's and went to a few other Pagan events but don't think I ever did Dance of the Dead.
Feb. 14th, 2008 09:53 pm (UTC)
Dear Boy everyone knows Steve Wilson.

And the fact that he has so far failed to discover LJ is yet one more reason why I spend so much of my time here ;-)

The Dance of the Dead was at the Battlebridge Centre,in Kings Cross and involved a play, a cabaret and the band performance.

I think the lass in question was called Debbie, used to date Andy Collins. She was dead Essex, and theought she was something special.

I used to go to PF things in the Early 90s too. I may even have met you. At the time I was blonde tho, and quite a lot thinner.
Feb. 15th, 2008 02:20 am (UTC)
Steve Wilson not on Livejournal is the best thing ever.

And I was at that gig! I remember watching Tammuz!

But then miss Jolly knows that :-)
Jul. 23rd, 2008 12:40 pm (UTC)
Tammuz and Wilson
Steve Wilson never managed us, he liked to think he did.
Jul. 24th, 2008 06:46 am (UTC)
Re: Tammuz and Wilson
Wilson liked to think a lot of things, mostly that he was more important than he was ;-)

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