Stamattina la notizia è rimbalzata sui principali siti musicali: il giornale inglese Wednesdays Mirror (già famoso per i suoi fasulli scoop) annuncia a sorpresa che Jay starebbe progettando di lasciare il mondo della musica.
Personalmente non ho assolutamente dato peso alla notizia e mi sono limitato a riportarne il testo solo nel forum del Jamitaly giusto per raccogliere i vostri commenti e per discutere (ancora una volta) di quanto sia triste costruire articoli per riempire le colonne di un giornale.
Ad ogni modo nel pomeriggio arriva secca la smentita dal sito ufficiale con un comunicato che vi riporto di seguito:
And now, time for the truth | 28.02.2007
OK, so there is a story in today’s Mirror implying Jay is quitting the music business: Needless to say they’ve got it completely wrong! You see, in a quick chat with one of the paper’s journalists following his record breaking Gig in the Sky yesterday, Jay mentioned he was taking time out to update his home studio and take some time off before the band go back in to start writing a new album later in the year. He also talked about working on new arrangements of songs so next time they go out on tour they have fresh take on the tracks they play live perhaps incorporating strings or horns. Perhaps they should listen next time! When they gonna learn? On seeing the way his chat was reported today in the Mirror Jay said “As usual they got it wrong for a cheap headline! All I said was that we’re taking a bit of time out to get the studio refurbished and we’ll be back making music in a few months time. There’s no way I’m quitting the music business – now I am out of my long contract with SonyBMG we have so many options open to us we’re just going to take our time and get it right – its just getting interesting!”
Il sito ufficiale dei Jamiroquai ha aggiornato le ultime informazioni sull’evento di ieri comunicando anche la setlist del concerto che la band ha tenuto ad Atene, una volta atterrati, davanti ad un pubblico di 200 persone.
Ecco la scaletta:
1. Cosmic Girl
2. Space Cowboy
3. High Times
4. Black Capricorn Day
5. Little L
7. Feels Just Like It Should
8. Use The Force
9. If I Like It I Do It
10. Travelling Without Moving
11. Love Foolosophy
12. Time Won’t Wait
13. Deeper Underground
Intanto spunta in rete il primo video del concerto più alto della storia che potete guardare sul sito spagnolo Elmundo.es.
Arrivano altri aggiornamenti dal sito ufficiale dei Jamiroquai e nuove foto che trovate pubblicate anche sul nostro forum (clicca qui!).
Jamiroquai have just landed in…..Athens, Greece, after what was an amazing gig by all accounts. Upon boarding the specially adapted plane in Munich, attendees were greeted by air stewardesses in “Cosmic Girl” uniforms! Upon take-off, the overhead lockers opened up to reveal flashing disco lights. Jamiroquai performed at the front of the plane where the first 6 or 7 rows of seats had been removed. Guests had to remain in their seats, presumably for health and safety reasons, but as there was a camera crew filming the performance, they could still see everything from tv screens throughout the plane. There was a small bit of turbulence during the performance but like a true professional, Jay simply clung onto an overhead locker and carried on. It’s now official, Jamiroquai have entered the Guinness Book of Records – for The Highest Ever Gig! During the flight, a meal of chicken was served with chocolate mousse for dessert. There was 10 golden Tickets amongst the dinners served, with the lucky recipients winning the chance to meet and greet the band. Nobody went away empty-handed though – everyone got the new Sony Ericsson mobile phone and special Gig in the Sky commerative bag. We will be uploading photos and video as they come in, but for now, here’s the full setlist – Jamiroquai played for 30 minutes
1. Radio – this was the first time Radio was played live!
2. Feels Just Like it Should
3. High Times
4. If I Like it I do it
5. Travelling Without Moving