Spocks Beard rumor :-(

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  1. Brian Dobbs

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    Brian,
    Call me an optimist, but I'm not going to take an internet messageboard rumour seriously. Besides, how can you have a SB w/o Neil? If he wouldn't want to do it anymore, the band would break up.
     
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    dude, no way i want this to be true and you're right, no NM = no SB. the Admin's over at SB.com haven't said anything one way or the other about this situation and just that is getting people worried. Like me!
     
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    IF this is true, we can at least still pin our hopes on future Transatlantic releases, right?
    I know, that's no consolation... [​IMG]
     
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    Man this is really scaring me. No official word from anyone. something is wrong. No Beard = sadness....pure sadness
    [​IMG]
     
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    Y'know, this rumor has been around all summer, since Neal annouced he was starting a label for Christian music, and, in so doing, announced he was a Christian. Within days, people were posting at SB.com that Neal was leaving the beard to join the ministry or to do Christian music only.
    When this latest round started, I wrote it off. Some guy that claims to know someone who is affiliated with the Flower Kings started it. Too "friend of a friend of a friend" for me.
    But, PapaJim, the moderator of the SB.com boards made a post saying "My official comment is....no comment." He and several other guys close to the band post there quite regularly, but have remained silent on this issue. I'm starting to think that something is up, but maybe not the end of the band. Neal has said in some interviews promoting Snow that he's really burned out. It may be possible that's he's just going to announce there will be no tour and that he's taking a break from music, period. I have no inside info (even though the guy only lives about two hours from me), but come on; does any prog band really break up? [​IMG] I'll keep my hopes up, but if he does leave, it's not the end of the world.
    In more positive Beard news, their DVD is set to come out next month.
    Edited to add: In response to a thread at SB.com comparing Neal Morse to Cat Stevens (rock star leaving music because of religion), PapaJim just posted this:
    "Ah yes, the "CAT" analogy.
    Let us instead turn to the words of Mark Twain: "Rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated." "
    Finally, encouraging words from someone in the know.
    NP: Pocupine Tree In Absentia
     
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    The rumor is true, I just received the SB newsletter via email. Here's the note:
     
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    I have hope for Transatlantic. Yes, Neal was a big part of it but the other members started to assert themselves more on BAF. Hopefully they'll continue on with TA. If they don't I'll be truly and deeply depressed. As much as I love SB, it doesn't compare to TA. I've worn out my copies of SMPTe, Live in America, and BAF.

    Good luck to Neal and to SB.
     
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    Words cannot describe how empty i feel about this.

    i can barely type this..
     

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