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  1. For as many good points have been made on here, here's my 2 cents. I think the LPU does need to be preserved; reinstating the LPUTV archive is a perfect first step. When LPU17 launched, Lorenzo said there was also going to be an LPU app that would allow members to stream the LPU exclusive music through the app. It was a wicked idea to show the members they're serious about the LPU and moving with the times in terms of streaming, but unfortunately they never followed through. I think they should have continued LPU without releasing the "new merch" pack. As others have said, it's a recycled logo on unnecessary merch items. It's fine to not have an updated logo or anything but maybe just continue to stock what they already had until they are ready to launch something new. It also clashes with what Music For Relief stands for as well, considering the impact of "fast fashion" on the environment, why pump out extra merch that provides nothing new to fans nor does it promote anything new for LP? As someone who lives in New Zealand, there is little reason to resubscribe. Mike hasn't and won't come to NZ, which is fine, but it means the only thing LPU has for internstional fans are the forums [which are not as well developed as here], the videos [which are all available unofficially on YouTube], and the store [which everything is now available on eBay]. If they're going to use the LPU for Mike's solo career, why not release MS demos or tracks that didn't make the cut? The CAL Sketch Version could have been an LPU exclusive, especially as it's unlikely to appeal to casual fans anyway. Mike could have done a live chat or competition or something to enhance the LPU experience. LPU should definitely be kept alive but either go all in and give members content [whether MS or otherwise] or let it remain dormant until LP returns, don't half ass it because it looks a lot like a money grab, even if that's not the intention. P.S. This sounds more aggressive than intended. I love the LP family and respect what they're going through, this is just how I would've viewed it if I was working the LPU.
  2. https://www.instagram.com/p/B4RD_I3Ayzr/
  3. Ah man, I'm still hoping for an AKL 2013 recording to crop up. I never even considered taping since it was the first tour show they did without a DSP. Big regrets.
  4. I think if you're doing LPLive merch, it needs to reference the band without being band merch. Maybe some kind of symbolism for the five living members and one past. Maybe some really niche references to inside jokes like Petrucio the Piñata or "hotdogs and ketchup" or something to do with Mike not being able to touch his shoulders. I'm not too helpful with specifics sorry but these are definitely the broader ideas I think would actually inspire me to spend money on merch.
  5. Holy shit for some reason I'd never really watched a full show from the OML era besides the festival shows or acoustic performances at interviews. Did they have this lighting rig at all the shows? It's fucking wild. During CoG XP it just goes nuts.
  6. If nothing else, I took some scans of the cd and artwork which you can find here. The cover is as low quality as the preview on the website, I would say they probably used the exact file [incl. dimensions] to print it.
  7. I wonder if he considered releasing the song at this stage or whether he knew it was unfinished but decided to start filming. Either way, I kinda like the video, I prefer the final version of the song, but cool to hear the development not went through.
  8. I feel ya bud, my first show was the New Zealand 2013 concert. I didn't record anything, thinking there would be a DSP.
  9. I also didn't realise that Live 8 has been slowly uploading all the videos over the last few months from the concert in 1080 with no watermarks. In The End has over 1,000,000 views and Numb / Encore has over 6,000,000.
  10. After checking, Spotify has it as well. I can't be bothered checking Amazon Music etc. but I can imagine it's probably on there too.
  11. Yeah - I think it launched around the time that Rihanna's ANTI came out. They released it for free download from the TIDAL Store [as well as Desiigner's New English] but haven't pushed it since. It's a shame because it looks like a great service, however I really only stream nowadays unless it's LP related in which I case I buy physicals.
  12. Available to buy in FLAC from the TIDAL store: https://store.tidal.com/nz/album/110516432 & can be streamed from TIDAL too: https://tidal.com/album/110516432
  13. RIP me, $50 later haha. At least I don't have to wait so long anymore, thanks Trip 🙏🏼
  14. Legend! This will tide me over on my car ride today until we can get a 320 download. Thank you.
  15. Finally had a listen, this has to be one of my favourite performances of Wish. That being said, I haven't gone back and had a listen much since using streaming services instead of iTunes, but I don't remember it being this clean / tight. The uploader has done a pretty good job of mixing, although sometimes because Chester's own voice is so high, it can contrast Mike's very heavily. Really fun performance to listen to, esp. with getting fans onstage and guests. The cringeworthy elephant in the room, though, is Chester describing Mike and a fan having matching clothes or whatever as "fucking gay". I fully get they were different times, which is why I am beyond glad that he did a full 180 and supported pro LGBT campaigns, especially as he's always been anti bullying etc., but damn it's uncomfortable to hear.
  16. Thank you for bringing this to us Felipe, I can't wait to have a listen while I'm studying today. Do you know whether they're going to make this available to download, or release the seperate sources?
  17. Tried that already but the translations weren't accurate so it kept throwing up errors, plus some of the text is in image form which Google Chrome's Translate function doesn't account for. Unfortunately that sample was from the Down at the Park, not Out The Park - two different show bootlegs. THIS is a sample of Out Of Time from the Out The Park bootleg from this show. https://pexp.net/main/dewplayer/mp3/slang_sample_131105/STP_06_out_of_time.mp3 All going well for timing, I think I have secured it. I just need to make sure I buy it on the right date so it doesn't arrive too early or late. EDIT: Bypassed all the confusing stuff and found a website that can ship directly to me and have made an order. They've said they're out of stock but can get another copy within 2 weeks and then will send it immediately. Now it's just the waiting game.
  18. & at the start of the month, we got this tweet from Kiiara as well. Lots to come . . .
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