Volume 24    March 2015    Issue 229

 

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As regular readers of the NAGNFC will know, I have been - over the past several days - embroiled in a bit of a dispute with some fellow Numan fans, notably "GC" and "DG".  This dispute has played out on Facebook, in personal emails, on at least one blog that I'm aware of, and on this website.  Unfortunately, this means it's also dragged many of you into a drama that I'm sure you'd rather not have any part of.

And for that, I humbly apologize unreservedly.

This dispute should never have gone this far.  While I continue to believe that my position in this dispute is strong, I really regret that this has played out the way it has.  Again, I am sorry.

At the end of the day, we are all fans of Gary Numan.  This is something we should rejoice in.  In that, we are all equal - and too often, we lose sight of that.  We should be celebrating the greatest musician of our lifetimes (and what has just been one of the most active and successful years of Numan's career) and not focusing on petty arguments.  We should - all of us - be better than that.

This dispute started over an innocent mistake I made in a Facebook post.  I did delete that post, but the damage was done, and things spiraled out of control from there.  And while I maintain that I believe my grievances were valid, this should have played out "behind the scenes".  None of us involved in this dispute should have asked you to take sides.  That's divisive.  Think about the divisive bad press Gary has received in the past.  We've all condemned this - so why is it cool for us to engage in the same behavior?  Answer: it's not.  

I started the NAGNFC as a kid with a typewriter and a dream to start a Gary Numan fan club.  I've lived that dream for all of my adult life, and it's been amazing to interact with so many like-minded Numan fans, after living out my fandom in the early days in a country where there was no Numan news to speak of.  Now, I truly feel blessed.

I'm a passionate guy.  I make no apologies for that.  As someone who operates what is arguably the most influential Gary-Numan-fan website in the world, this is a prerequisite.  "GC" and "DG" are, from what I've seen, equally as passionate.  For that reason, it stands to reason that, sometimes, people who are otherwise on the same page may, on occasion, find that emotions run higher than you might expect when a disagreement crops up.  I believe that this is what's happened here.  We've let our emotions get the better of us.

That, in a nutshell, is what has led us to this point.  And I've taken to heart the $64 question: Who wins and who loses?

And the answer is... nobody.  As soon as this whole thing started, we all lost.  All I can do now is try to help stop the bleeding.

This needs to stop.  It's harming us all.  So I'm taking down all of my posts about this whole affair.  I now ask "GC" to do the same (and given what he said, I'm sure he'll agree).  I'm not saying our dispute is finished - what I'm saying is that it should, from this point forward, take place privately, without involving anyone else.

I don't care if you think I'm right or if they're right.  That's not important to me.  At the end of the day, I am who I am - a dedicated fan of Gary Numan who cherishes the fact that I'm fortunate enough to be in a position to offer news and insight into all things Numan.

Yes, I went to 60 Numan shows in 2014.  Does that make me special?  No.  No, I'm a lucky man, and my sole motivation is to SHARE that luck with you.  Love me or hate me, I'm going to continue in my mission.  Gary Numan is the greatest musician of our generation, and the world needs to know that.  That's my mission statement - to spread the word.  I may sometimes stumble on that path, but on balance I know I'm doing good, at least if I listen to the kindred comments I receive daily, and as I spend time with the fans at Gary's shows that take the time to say hello or get a picture.

I'd like to finish this by addressing what is probably the chief complaint that I've heard about me - that I portray myself as somehow being "better" than other Numan fans.  Nothing could be further from the truth - in fact, the best thing about going on-tour is meeting all of you and sharing our mutual experiences.  I feel that this enriches us all.  I remember all too well a time in America when it was nearly impossible to speak with fellow Numan fans, and fans in the UK would take out ads in magazines for Numan pen pals.  We wanted to know each other, and now that we do, what have we done with that gift?

But one thing that sticks in the craw of many of you was my telling you that Gary Numan once referred to me as his "#1 fan".  Yes, I was very proud of that - c'mon, in my place, wouldn't you have proudly shouted it from the hilltops?  Of course you would - you're a Numan fan or you wouldn't be reading this.  :-)


 As I said underneath Gary Numan's kind comments about me on social media, you are all #1 fans to me.


All I can do now is wait for the noise.


I don't think there's anything wrong with pointing out that you are his number one fan. I mean, come on, you are. I think that's pretty well established at this point. Now, if you were saying things like, "and so that means I'm right about everything," well, not so much. I can't say I've ever seen you lord that over anyone. Dang, if Gary ever said something so excellent about me, I would have it tattooed!

Ben Iglar-Mobley


We are all united in Numan Jim. I appreciate all you do as well as the others. I read and visit with all. And I now consider this old news and forgotten. Looking forward to Numan in 2015. Thanks Machman!

Randy Kirchhoff


In my case no need to apologize. Jim you are my friend and I stand by you.

Quentin Schuchardt


First off, very eloquently put Jim. Also, I know I've said this before, but meeting you at the Numan show last year was awesome! I definitely would not have been able to meet Gary without your help. Meeting him is by far one my top (if not THE top) concert memories, and there's a lot of those! You're so kind, and I really enjoy your Numan adventures; never have I thought you portray yourself as better than anyone. You're living your dream and that's a wonderful thing, not many get to do that. I live vicariously through you a little bit Keep up the stellar work! And dare I add... #hatersgonnahate ;p

Mary Archambault


Knowing you personally, Jim, I am proud to call you my friend, and I'm in awe of your dedication to and knowledge of all things relating to Gary Numan AND Gemma and their children. If you aren't THE authority on all things NUMAN then who IS ? (LOL)
I'm unaware of any problems that may be going on, but I'll certainly vouch for you.

Dennis Scalzitti


well put on ur post just let the haters get on with it ur a lovely person its there problem ur words were put truthfully x respect to u there will always be jealousy as u said if any numanoid was in ur shoes it be shouted from the roof so as i said the other day u carry on doing the good u do x sod the stabbers its just sad that to me gary is god in music x always has been were a family x y cant we all just enjoy x respect god x fellow numanoids ffs there's some who just like to cause trouble ie numan so called fan pages theres always disagreements so what im saying is its like a witch hunt but as u said we all loose cos its numan that matters x his music not petty crap that sad people cause x lifes to short to hold grudges or worry what others think or say so to me ur a good friend a fellow numanoid x family x thats how we all should be my freind

Gregg Mcgarraghy



People can get all weird and jealous. I know this has been an upsetting and hurtful experience, but try not to let it get you down Jim. Hell, meeting you at the concert was part of the nights excitement for me, and only added to the thrill of seeing Gary perform in the flesh! xo

Catherine Zai Osborne






Dave Dupuis, Jim "The Machman" Napier, Jim Vincent, Swan
Athens Slingshot Festival
March 28, 2015

 

 

Breaking News

 

March 18, 2015

 

Gary Numan, Gemma, John Webb & wife, and Beryl & Tony just arrived back in the UK on Friday.  Gary and the band are rehearsing the new songs with the band until a very special show this Friday.  Tim Muddiman just tweeted to let everyone know how excited he is to be on board for what will prove to be a memorable performance from Our Friend Electric.

 

 

Cleaning up after the zombie attack.  Zombies tend to be rather messy.

Making of Zombie 1985 (see below for details on this movie)!

March 9, 2015

 

Gary will answer your questions for a live webchat tomorrow at 1 pm GMT on The Guardian site.  Simply post your question for Gary in the comments on their site for consideration for the chat.  He'll answer as many questions as time allows.  There are less than 100 questions posted so far, so he may just answer your question to him tomorrow! (Hat Tip: Brian H)

 

 

Wilbur just had an X-ray done on his injured leg, but so far so good

 

The Londonist tells their readers about everything going on in London.  Of the hundreds of events going on in London this week, they recommend the Gary Numan show at Royal Festival Hall, which they tell their readers is "guaranteed to be mind-blowing".

 

 

Vintage dress for Valentine's Day

 

 

Hello to the Numanoids of the World!  Jim "The Machman" Napier here in New York and packing for the trip overseas to see Our Friend Electric play downtown London in the historic and prestigious Royal Festival Hall on the Thames!  I'm staying at a hotel between Buckingham Palace and Hyde Park, and people are mailing items to the hotel they requested me to get signed for them.  As always, happy to serve the fellow Numanoids!  I'll be in England for a few days after the show before jetting to Spain, Chicago and then home.  But for now, on with a fashionably late update for this little fansite that is either the #2 or #3 search for 'Numan' on Google UK, depending on which day you're looking.  You like me, you really like me!!

 

Of course the big news is what may be Gary's only UK performance in 2015 this Friday.  While Gary surprised us at Hammersmith with four songs he doesn't normally play, Gary has told us to expect something "quite different to Hammersmith, lots of rare things, new versions of classics".  The opening band will be Digits, whom will be the first act from Toronto to open for Gary Numan since Nash the Slash.  This may be Gary Numan's only full gig as a 57 year old, an age he just turned on March 8th, so everyone join me in wishing Gary a HAPPY BIRTHDAY from the NAGNFC and the readers!

 

 

 

The preshow meetup is still at the Wellington Hotel at 81-83 Waterloo Road, London SE1 8UD (phone 0207 9286083).  It's casual as the show is seated, so party with us at the Wellington, then show up at the gig at your leisure.  Thanks to Ju WIlliamson for putting the preshow party together for us.

 

 

On the very day Gary plays London, the city will experience its deepest, darkest solar eclipse in 16 years. Even shadows will cast differently during this solar eclipse as the skies of this ancient city will noticeably darken in wait for the dark arts of Gary Numan as he plays music as obscure and rare as this solar event.

 

I've been waiting here
Waiting for faith
And the word to fall.
Now the darkness comes
And I'll pray for
The end of us all....

Don't let the light shine on me
I am the poison that feeds life to you
Don't let the light shine on me
I am the demon that waits inside you
Don't let the light shine on me
I am the ghost that reminds death of you
Don't let the light shine on me
I am the darkness that crawls into you...

 

Dark (1998)

Gary Numan

Don't let the light shine on me
I am the ghost that reminds death of you
Don't let the light shine on me
I am the darkness that crawls into you

'Dark' (1997)
Gary Numan

 

Don't let the light shine on me
I am the ghost that reminds death of you
Don't let the light shine on me
I am the darkness that crawls into you

'Dark' (1997)

Gary will be playing the Ink & Iron Festival Kustom Kulture Festival in Long Beach, California on June 14 at Queen Mary Park.  The Festival has saved the best bands for last when Peter Murphy will open for Gary Numan.  My friend Oren, who is Stage Manager for both artists, will be there.  The entire lineup is actually quite good, so this 3-day event is not to be missed!  Tickets for the day that Numan will perform are $42.50, but if you're making the effort to go, I highly recommend shelling out for the $70 VIP ticket which include lounge access, air-conditioned restrooms and other VIP comforts.  The NAGNFC will be there to provide exclusive pictures and a review.

 

 

I get asked literally every day from someone around the world about the release of the London Hammersmith show on DVD.  I wish I had confirmed news to report about this much-awaited release.  I know you all are eager and anxious to get your hot paws on a copy, so when I receive the faintest whisper of anything I hear about the Hammersmith DVD, I promise you will be the first to know.  Stay tuned!

 

 

Happy Mother's Day to Beryl!

Los Angeles

March 15, 2015

 

Speaking of DVDs, 'From Inside' was officially released in the UK on March 2.  Judging from the number of orders that I received from the UK for the DVD, I can say that most Numan fans in Britain already have their copy.  I was proud to be able to ship them before the release date to ensure my readers had theirs first before the general public!

 

 

Los Angeles

March 2015

 

I wasn't as proud of the rollout of the 'From Inside' vinyl though.  The NAGNFC was able to offer them for preorder back in September (the number of orders actually determined how many would ultimately be pressed and offered by MVD).  But not only was the release date pushed back (even on Amazon) due to a backup of work at the printers (for which I have offered refunds for those didn't want to wait), but they were not the gatefold LP sleeves that I was told to tell you they were.  Although the internal policy on MVD's website is not to accept vinyl returns, I sent a rather strongly-worded letter on behalf of my customers.  They have now agreed to directly accept your vinyl in return for your purchase price if you so choose.  Let me know so that I can give them your email address so they can make the arrangements with you.  Still, the 'From Inside' vinyl release remains quite a rare official Gary Numan item indeed.

 

 

The Webbs at dinner

Los Angeles

March 2015

 

 

Shared by Louise B

 

Gary Numan appears on a new single called Losing Myself in You released today by the band VOWS.  Inspired by Gary Numan in their own music, they worked up the courage last year to ask Numan himself to sing on the track.  Gary was so impressed that he was on board immediately.  VOWS are Matt and Rizz who are well known in the Australian experimental music scene having met at the University of Western Sydney.  But they didn't become VOWS until moving to New York City.  The track is produced by Kevin McMahon (SWANS, Titus Andronicus, The Walkmen), and the B-side of the single is called Against the Gates.  Interestingly it will be available as a cassette as well.  (Hat Tip: Brian H.) Consequence of Sound reviewed it kindly:

 

“Losing Myself” is a barrage of percussive bombs, an assault that rattles the heart as it pounds on. Synths drone and swirl like entrancing spells of their own, while guitars crunch and stalk triumphantly. Numan’s unmistakable vocals ring out in the oddly light chorus — like a weighted balloon — backed by the VOWS members themselves.

 

 

 

I get emails daily asking about the upcoming book Pictures From a Broken Mind.  Progress has been steady as I pick the absolute best pictures from the thousands that I took on 60 dates of Gary Numan's World Tour in 2014.  Since 2015 is likely devoid of any proper Numan tours, the book will be a welcome treasure of memories from the tireless traveling and performing Numan's fans enjoyed last year.  We're shooting for a release to coincide with the Numan show in Long Beach in June.  Stay tuned!

 

 

 

Gary's Tour Manager Dave Dupuis has kept in touch.  He wrote me say that he won't be in London for Numan's show as he will be touring with his own band Nightmare Air.  I'm looking forward to checking out their Athens show at the Slingshot Festival after I return from London.  They have three more performances coming up this month.  Check them out:

 

 

Thanks to Mark Fowler and his friends for organizing such a touching tribute to Steve Strange as part of his radio programme!  And thank you so much for inviting me on the air to speak about Gary Numan's connection with the New Romantic movement and to Steve himself.  Your listeners seemed like they really enjoyed the tribute.

 

 

Gary's bassist and friend Tim Muddiman has been busy with his band The Strange.  Tim just created and starred in a short film which received 10,000 hits in 6 days.  And he played a secret show Tuesday at the Crauford Arms in Milton Keynes.  The new single Wildwood Stone comes out April 6.  Ade Fenton worked with Tim yesterday on the track at the "Fentagon".  Tim will be releasing an interview and an acoustic version of I'm Open as part of the Two Wheel Trike Sessions shortly.  Stay tuned!

 

 

Milton Keynes Crauford Arms

Photography: Mark Rider

March 10, 2015

 

The Guardian opined yesterday why the movie Blade Runner is timeless.  As you know, it is one of Gary's favorite movies.  So he is overjoyed they called the movie "part film noir, and part Gary Numan".  Numan must be even more flattered the movie's star Harrison Ford just emulated Gary by surviving a crash-landing in a World War II vintage plane.  Harrison is slated to appear in Ridley Scott's upcoming sequel to the film.

 

 

Los Angeles

February 2015

 

Gary's three girls will appear in a new movie called Zombies 1985.  Set in 1985, the girls play the zombies to terrifying effect!  Director James Branscome is no stranger to horror, and is known for his 'Beyond Fest' trailers in LA.  Lead actors Anna Ross and Lance Charnow are the victims in this zombie apocalypse.  Makeup artist Amy Weiner zombified everyone for the film.  Raven, Echo and Persia were all great sports and enjoyed themselves acting like horrific, rabid zombies!  I must say I'm looking as forward to the music as the film itself.  The soundtrack will utilize a 1967 Moog Modular 3C, an ARP 2500, an Oberheim DMX and a Prophecy VS.  Stay tuned to the NAGNFC for the best and most updated news about this movie.

 

 

The making of Zombies 1985

March 9, 2015

 

 

A 1980s zombie named Persia in this still shot from the upcoming movie Zombies 1985

March 9, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Den of Geek gave an informed yet bittersweet review of Gary Numan and Ade Fenton's soundtrack for the movie From Inside to coincide for the movie's UK release:

 

The only logical thing now is to finish with Gary Numan. It's amazing how often that line becomes relevant in everyday life, though here it's because the synth-pop pioneer turned industrial metal eyeliner fan has, with long-time collaborator Ade Fenton, gone and scored his first feature film, From Inside.

Adapted by director John Bergin from his own graphic novel, this grim animated tale of a pregnant woman travelling by rail across a post-apocalyptic wasteland bears many similarities with the Hollywood not-quite-blockbuster Snowpiercer, which is no bad thing, considering that film's distinctive style and critical acclaim.

Numan and Fenton's music is remarkably restrained considering their recent recordings' sometimes bombastic style, though perhaps, with the often static images, a bit more energy might have helped bring Bergin's meditative direction alive. An interesting curio and definitely one for the Numanoids out there, if you're a fan of mass extinction and synths (face it, aren't we all?), From Inside could be for you.

 

 


In the absence of any proper Numan tour this year, I'll be following Men Without Hats around the US and Canada this summer to every corner of North America.  Lead singer Ivan Doroschuk just posted quite a cool homage to Gary Numan on his own personal Facebook page.  He posted this unbroadcast and very animated video of Are 'Friends' Electric below and wrote: "The song that made me decide to re-invent my punk-rock guitar band as an electronic new-wave duo". 

 

 

 

Thank you to everyone who contributed to this month's issue of the NAGNFC!  With the help of fans from around PlanetNuman, the NAGNFC just keeps getting better every month.  You are all superstars!  I'm looking forward to meeting everyone at the preshow party and the big show this week, full of songs Gary doesn't normally play.  I still haven't picked out my outfit yet, but I work best under pressure.  This month's very late update is a prime example.  Haha!  Enjoy all of the updates for fans around the world who couldn't be there.  As always, the NAGNFC will be your stop for exclusive news and pictures for this live show.  Yours in Numatude............

 

 

'Til next time!

 

                           Jim "The Machman" Napier

 

 

Jim "The Machman" Napier and Jane Poole

Royal Leamington Spa Assembly Hall

July 2, 2014

 

 

Breaking News

 

February 18, 2015

 

Sad news to report.  Steve Strange has unexpectedly passed away on Thursday at the age of 55.  Numan's fans initially took the news with disbelief, but as major news sources confirmed the worst, it became clear that it was true and Steve was gone.

 

 

Steve Strange's first band was a punk outfit called The Moors Murderers in 1976.  This early band included Chrissy Hynde from The Pretenders, who'd also worked with DEVO's Mark Mothersbaugh in his first band, Satsun Mat.  In 1979, Steve formed Visage with Rusty Egan and Midge Ure.  Visage's best known song, Fade to Grey, was co-written by Numan alumnus Billy Currie and Chris Payne.  Numan wrote about Steve in War Songs.

 

 

 

How "Strange" that on the final night of the Splinter Tour, I mentioned to Gary the new drummer for Dramatis was going to be Steve Strange, to which he seemed really surprised.  Later that evening I'd realized my mistake, and corrected myself, telling him it was going to be Rusty Egan.

 

 

Steve Strange

2005

 

Mark in the UK wrote me to let you know about a special Steve Strange Tribute he will air tonight, February 18, on BRFM 95.6 at 7 pm GMT (2 pm EST).  If you're not in England, you can tune in here or here.  Mark will be playing a very rare track from Steve Strange you probably haven't heard.  Both Pete and Mark will be recounting their memories and good times with Steve while playing some of the best music from the New Romantic period.  (Hat Tip: Mark F.)  Mark also says:

 

Text audio during show on 07510984001.  Let's get as many fans sharing their memories of Steve. They can also tweet @dadscantdance

 

 

Shared by Scott R.

 

 

 

 

Hello to the Numanoids of the World!  Jim "The Machman" Napier here to bring you the latest Numan news, sightings, pictures and surprises with the help of insiders and friends in the NAGNFC Numan community around PlanetNuman!  Lots of news, magazine articles, and new pictures this month.  Please enjoy them!

 

 

This was originally going to be at the Hard Rock in Las Vega$ first, but is now at the Hard Rock in Lake Tahoe.  The exhibition is scheduled to tour Hard Rocks around the world

 

As Numanoids of the World put the last-minute touches on their trips to see Gary Numan's show at the Royal Festival Hall in London next month, Gary's parents Beryl and Tony Webb are enjoying time with their son in Los Angeles.  They spent time last weekend at Griffiths Park, which boasts great views of the city, a zoo, hiking trails and the famous Griffiths Observatory.

 

 

Beryl, Tony, Persia and Echo Webb

Griffiths Park Mini Railway

February 9, 2015

 

Gary's song Love Hurt Bleed was featured once more on American primetime television.  This time the show that used Numan's music is called Forever.  The show is about a 200 year old man who works in New York City's morgue trying to find a key to unlock the curse of his immortality.  Love Hurt Bleed was used on the most recent episode (Season 1, Episode 14) of Forever called Hitler on the Half-Shell.  In the episode, a murder opens the door to a horde of Nazi secrets and the return of an old enemy.  (Hat Tip: Mark H.)

 

 

Gary Numan: "Never take a nap near a 200lb dog. You'll wake to find yourself being loved, and crushed, to near death. "

Gemma Webb: "with lovely wilbur.xx smotherly love."

 

Billy Corgan revealed his Top 10 depressing songs in the latest issue of Mojo magazine.  One of them was by a Mr. Gary Numan!

 

 

Gemma: "Wilbur was a hit with park folk....as usual!"

Los Angeles Echo Park

February 5, 2015 

 

Anticipation is building for Gary's show at the Royal Festival Hall in London next month.  The VIP Meet-and-Greet option sold out the day they went on sale.  There will definitely be a support band, yet as of today the band has yet to be named.

 

 

Photo shared by Karen 

 

 

Gary's management and Jean Michel-Jarre at the Webb home last week

 

Myra in France kindly sent her English translation of her article in Obsküre Magazine.  The article featured her review of Gary Numan's London Hammersmith show, complimented by pictures from myself and our friend Louise Barnes.  As far as I know, Myra's review of the show, the new Classic Pop mag, and my NAGNFC Review, are the only three full reviews from that historic show (maybe someone can correct me on this?).  Much thanks to Myra for the meticulous work involved in providing us with this English translation!  Here is the PDF of the entire review.

 

 

A NAGNFC Exclusive picture!

Sent to me to share with you by Andy S.

The picture is with Andy's wife whose father was working on Numan's plane

Exeter Airport

1986

 

The Guardian takes us in their time machine, all the way back to 1979.  That year, they interview a young new musician on the scene named Gary Numan.  Tubeway Army was only two years old.  (Hat Tip: Adrian L.)

 

 

Jimmy M. sent this pic of his new Numan tattoo to share with you guys. Looking awesome Jimmy!

 

 

 

Gemma Webb: "1981 wembley leather jumpsuit......i just couldnt squeeze my norks in anymore!!"

 

Gemma Webb: "me n hubby @garynuman who wore it better.????? xxxxx"

 

I'm getting enthusiastic letters every day asking about the book 'Pictures From a Broken Mind'.  It's official! I have a new American publisher in San Francisco whose enthusiasm for the book is infectious, and her professional approach is encouraging. So YAY for all of us! The book is back on track!  We're using some pretty fancy collaboration tools which is making it easier to communicate and share thoughts and ideas in real time.  The term "All the sweeter with the waiting" comes to mind.  Details forthcoming on preorder and release dates! 

 

 

Portland Roseland Theater

October 26, 2014

Photography: Jim "The Machman" Napier

 

Speaking of "sweeter with the waiting", the brand new Gary Numan From Inside vinyl took longer to mail to everyone who ordered one through the NAGNFC than I would've preferred.  Especially after the NAGNFC was able to make the From Inside DVD available to everyone before its release date.  The last of the vinyl was mailed last week.  To help compensate my customers for the extra wait, I've included quite a special surprise keepsake from the 2014 Splinter Tour with every order.  It is a Limited Edition of 100, not for sale anywhere, and will give you a couple hours of Numanish enjoyment.  Enjoy with my compliments!

 

Gary Numan: "Out posed by an 11 year old. Raven showing me how it's done :)"

Gemma Webb:  "omg!!!!!!!!! Ravens exactly the same as her daddy.xx"

 

My friend Karl 'Kalkulus' Heard has sent some news and video my way to share with you.  It was recently 35 years to the day the John Foxx performed Underpass on 'Top of the Pops'.  Foxx and Numan have been a huge influence on Karl's music, and that has been reflected in the many covers of both artists in his own work.  Karl celebrates both artists the best way he knows how, in music and film.  I highly recommend this tease of the next sound & vision from Karl from the upcoming album Random below (even my good friend Caz Kikazz is in it):

 

 

 

In the last NAGNFC update, Gary was quoted on the Spectrasonics website gushing praise.  Numan was spotted last month at their display at the NAMM show, which ran January 22-25 in Anaheim, California and features buyers and exhibitors from around the world. 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks to everyone whose encouragement and enthusiasm made this issue of the NAGNFC one of the best ever!  Your tireless devotion to the cause is inspiring!  You are all superstars!  See everyone at the London show in March! 

 

'Til next time!

 

                           Jim "The Machman" Napier

 

Jim "The Machman" Napier, Gary Numan, Liz

Pomona Glasshouse

October 23, 2014

Photography: Tim Eilers

 

 

 

 

Stefan "Numanhuman" Jungklaus and Jim "The Machman" Napier

Berlin Imperial Club

February 18, 2014 

 

 

 

Jim "The Machman" Napier and Tim Prentice

Atlanta Masquerade

October 25, 2013

 

 

 

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    Detroit Majestic Theatre

    July 31, 2006 

     

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    The "Big G", Jim "The Machman" Napier, Gary Numan, Mark Darmofal

    The Spa, New York City

    April 18, 2001


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    NAGNFC US SUMMER TOUR RIVETING CHAPTERS

    August/September 2013

     

    Chapter 1  Sacramento Ace of Spades

    Chapter 2  Eugene WOW Hall

    Chapter 3  Vancouver Fortune Sound Club

    Chapter 4  Seattle Bumbershoot Music Lounge

    Chapter 5  Portland Wonder Ballroom

    Chapter 6  Oakland Metro Opera House

    Chapter 7  Santa Ana Observatory