I'm still here ... but the sad thing is that not many others are around.
It is the "same" with rock music fans. Their appreciation is limited to a song, or one album, and then they forget the band ... and move on to something else.
For me, TD has been a life long piece of music, and though I am not exactly the greatest fan of the understanding and consequence of the latest revision of the group, I think it means well, but it lacks the "visual" element that the original band had for 45 or more years ... which for all intents and purposes, one member had a chance to learn, only to (seemingly) ignore it, because for him it was about the equipment, not the music ... and I think it shows the difference, as Edgar was brought up in the era of the movies and their explosion on the screen, and the newer folks find 2001 a piece of not good, and can not relate to its impressive explosion, like so many other films at the time.
Today's fans, and I will accept that this is my thinking, seem to lack the "perspective" of time and place ... like in another location someone making comments about the "lists" of music for them to learn about and follow, when at the time I first heard TD, there were none of these ... you learned about the music by getting slammed by it like a door or film, or incredible stage performance.
Today, none of these matter ... and sadly, even without the so-called "moderation" this forum has suffered, but in many ways, I think the website has hurt the fans as well, and not served them, although I would also be worried about what I needed to do to improve it all ... but the way that TD let go of the women and folks that were with the band, was the perfect example of the cruelty that hurt so many folks ... to this day, at least one person has not been able to perform, as she gave over 20 years of her life, to what amounted to ... nothing ... except heart ache ... and the rose, simply died ... without the water it needed to live.
I have posted again, as I was able to create a review, something I rarely do for TD, as I never felt comfortable with any words for it all ... it's like there was too much to say, and not enough ... to satisfy the need for a review. I was able to find some of these for "RAUM" although it is more of a comparison to a lot of other TD than it is a fair review, and it is explained as I see it. But I can not tell you how, or why, someone might see it all differently than I do.
TD for me, has always been an endless movie ... a kiss frozen in time ... in the winds ... of our hearts! ... at a time when words and works mattered!