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Makes me sick.
Just Jack just told just me it just was just this.
** apart from the good ones.
after seeing Edith Bowman singing along to the Editors.
We know, Kanye!
No atmosphere compared to Reading, but there's something I've thought for a while that matey bloke said on Teletext this morning. Which is...
...yes, there's an awful lot of rubbish on the main stage. BUT you can't say that there's nothing worth watching there now across the four stages. What other festival would give you Kanye West, Iggy and the Stooges and Primal Scream on the same bill? OK... maybe Glastonbury. But they're not known for their hip-hop or rock, are they?
I don't work for them and I'm not even going this year (went last year for the Radiohead day). But if there's a lot I don't like about it, what I DO like is that it covers everyone's tastes and no other big festival does that. Put on something poppy at Reading, for instance, and watch the bottles fly...
...and I happen to like a bit of everything. Can't be just me.
...yes I know that the bill hardly has a mass of hip-hop or rock. But it does at least seem to have an open door to a bit of everything...
Just a shame that it doens't cover our tastes
There's loads I'd like to see on it. My tastes are quite 'pop' though. It's not All Tomorrow's Parties or owt.
the first year. It's like a festival for people who don't go to festivals.
I did get to see Daft Punk in the early afternoon though, while my nobhead mates watched Stereophonics.
V isn't nearly as bad as people make out. I agree with pretty much everything that Damian said. I might even go next year.
i was just reading through the line-up, and on the main stage before kasabian is 'james'. who is this? am i missing something?
james blunt? james brown?
Arent they a band who had 1 biggish song a few years ago?
just searched them in myspace music. they were the 17th result or something. and then i had to get a link from that result to their 'official myspace'.
they aren't very good.
i'm glad i wasn't very old in the early 90s.
the twang are their number one myspace friend.
maybe it was better in the early-90s...
before they got big. really.
The wild, shirtless lyrics of Tim Booth? The bong-rattling bass of Jim Glennie? The competent drum work of David Baynton-Power?
coverage by crap Alexa. Asking poor questions and awnsering them herself . Jumping about in the camp site telling us it smelt fresh???? Keep her away for Gods sake.
go out into my garden i can hear the bass from it all.
best simpsons reference ever?
that had a song called "art attack"?
cos they were bloody awful. who decided to put them on national tv?
they're called rosalita and i saw them at one of the heats with Johnny Foreigner and New Cassettes, two bands which blew them off the stage. In fact, I'm a bit surprised New Cassettes didn't win, they were really poppy.
I have very good friends with whom I have little or nothing in common with musically and we usually go because there is something for everyone (although I did entice one of them to the Thurston ATP because of the water slides).
While they have been off watching Snow Patrol and Keane I have seen some brilliant sets there by the Pixies, Sonic Youth, Radiohead, My Morning Jacket, Girls Aloud, QOTSA, PJ Harvey, N*E*R*D. It's really not that bad, and much better than reading if you are over 22.
And i've never been to V before.
the late 90s john peel and steve lamacq liked girl band?
or am i going mad?
Because you're either thinking of Angelica (northern girl foursome who did Why Did You Let My Kitten Die?) or Rosita (what Marie and Emmy-Kate did for a bit after Kenickie)
Not just out of Hylands Park and Weston Park. I've never been to Weston Park.
or rather, modern music is an embarrassment - the best thing on the TV coverage I have seen all weekend is Mika. And thats just because he had a giant chicken on stage.
Everyone there looks like an absolute team building office weekend bastard.
Must go, James are on the tv.
Other than Leeds/Reading.
Switched off when KJ Tunstall was been interviewed and guy interviewing her put her and word indie in same sentence. The zenith has been reached, 'indie' the word has now been stolen. Kings of Leon, Killers and many others are the bands of choice for these people.
I don't know why I should be bothered, but I keep thinking saturation poit has been acheived and I keep being proved wrong, So many 'the' bands coming out, so much crap, but maybe it's like Britpop, 94/04-mainstrweam catching onto something that is essentially a commercialisation of what's gone before, 95/05 - goes overground, 96/06 - the nadir - 97/07 - the death throes, hopefully
Yeah prob, I don't mind Kings of Leon, it's just going off prevs examples of people who aware into such alternative stalwarts such as Lionel Richie for example and remember her at work going on about seeing him in concert and then rabbiting on about them and another previous aquaintence, owns about 5 cd's suddenly extolling their virtues, many others also
Isn't this back to the same argument I made though? Which is that there's a lot of crap you need to ignore, to be able to see that there's plenty worth watching there?
It's like if you listened to Radio 1, you'd think Glastonbury was a waste of time too...
In recent years at V, I've seen Flaming Lips, Beck, Radiohead, Pixies on the 'mainstream' side, and plenty of decent newer acts as well...
I think I'm going off at a tangent, I think my point is unrelated to the festival in general, jusst more of a rant at the current state of affairs
i was at hylands park yesterday, and just yesterday thank god.
it was hideous.
is great if you ignore the main stage mainly.
I think there's only three bands i want to see playing the mainstage.
NiN, Arcade Fire and maybe the pumpkins.
Besides that I'll be at the smaller tents enjoying some really ace stuff.
However I got back this morning and I had a class time.
and spent the whole weekend wondering if kt turnstile was "do-able"... didn't you...?
after a heated debate everyone in the Bacardi tent confirmed that she was in fact do-able :O)
decline of the western civilisation part five: people want to "do" kt turnstile...
looks like she's in her mid 40s. Why would anyone want to "do" her.
well... she's probarly done it enough times to teach you a thing or two then.
I would. Really.