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sounds a bit crap for a 200th show, hardly a bonanaza.
Feist AND Cat Power? How many AOR indie-pop songstresses do you need? If you're Jools the answer is "as many as you can fit between the zeitguest Grauniad alternative breakthroughs and the ageing soft-rockers with a new album out"
Radiohead might be alright though
but i prefer the line up to tonight's episode over just about any i've seen before
at least cat power and feist are at the good end of 'mum-rock' and radiohead are unlikely to disappoint.
Gonna be a cracker
OR continue fighting off blue square premier league opposition as cambridge utd manager on fm08?
Cambridge Utd. Not very good really, are they?
i started with the mighty hull, left, and then made my way to cambridge.
i've started a mini revolution.
Fiest and Cat Power are so godawfully shit. They hardly make a case for anti-sexism in the "credible music" area. It seems you can only be succesful if you are
2. Play soft rock or advert music
3. Sing, as adam and joe put it, "lalala floaty lady" music.
i have a third option.
go to annie mac/herve/sinden at the paradise factory tonight,
seeing as i have a ticket.
although i have no friends that are going.
If I was them i'd either grow a pair and make some decent music, or fight each other to the death out of protest. It would be win/win
man, I really hate that blues-jazz improv wankfest all the bands have to join in on at the start. it's fucking awful - they should really get rid of it
I really like Feist, but Cat Power has gone backwards since You Are Free for me. Plus her managing to make Conor Oberst look consistent when playing live is a bit disconcerting.
it's not great, but it does have Radiohead.
FUCK OFF MARY J BLIGE
when i'm cranking BAD AS FUCK heavy metal solos over her
to be fair though, everything sounds great when i do that
the exception which disproves the rule
just like coughs her way through the songs, or something.
at the start of my song, I thought "oh my god, she's actually going to rape and dismember music"
HER song, thanks...
cat power and feist seperated at birth?
what has happened to cat power? this is depressing
she's attempting to do this whole showy front woman act... she looks so awkward with it.
i think i prefered her when she was useless live and shy.
has stolen lightspeed champions hair. fact.
hauling the dead carcass of Later with Jools Holland from the frontline for a proper burial
Get on with it Blige
when he was filmed dancing to Blige and clapping to Feist
someone had mentioned it. quasi-mentioned it anyway.
she's never "felt like a woman". she is obviously a man. a very bad man. and said song is totally not conforming to this 'independent woman' stance her protégés and successors professed
but sadly, it appears not...
and you're accusing MJB of being a man?
(and i dont know if someone has said this already) how they keep showing shots of thom showing approval.
yes, thom yorke likes this
he likes this
he is nodding along to this. does he like it?
What on earth was her contribution in that song? A few soft guttural "woah wo-oahs" and stroking (and seemingly missing, judging from the sound I couldn't hear) a guitar string?
is the best musical contribution of the evening
fucking sucks. she is a chode.
rad = radiohead and cat power though. feist seems cool.
fucking ruled and made everyone else look like amateurs. piss off indie bedwetters.
about the "piss off you indie bedwetters" bit.
No one is going to like EVERY act on jools. The whole point of the show is that it caters for various different genres. I'm not a fan of MJB or even Cat Power for that matter.
Feist i actually quite enjoyed. Radiohead were great as expected.
But who cares, lets just slag them off anyway!
i'd say that there is a certain demographic who like every single act on Jools, namely the middle aged OMM reader. Pretty much all of the guests are designed to appeal to this group - folky indie wisps (aww, that's nice), the old hands with a new album (obvs), the zeitgeist underground breakthroughs (i've got my finger on the pulse) and the jazz/world music (wow, isn't this interesting?). It's probably just because the bookers are of that demographic, although the more cynical observer might say that the labels are pushing these acts through such channels because this middle aged demographic is now the main market for CDs
Normally there's one act which appeals to the core DiS readership (the zeitgeist breakthrough), but this seems to have gotten much less adventurous over the recent past (not to mention much more marginalised - Battles get one song and Travis get 3 etc). Basically, Jools is becoming even more middlebrow than it's ever been before. And that is some serious centralisation of the brow..
to the average DiS reader, who isnt going to like everyone on the show. Specifically at all those in this thread who have basically said how shit tonights episode was.
I agree with the whole middle aged demographic thing who would be appealed by all the acts. Although, how many of these people do you think would actually go out and buy records from all of them?
Plus it always has and always will be the bigger Middlebrow acts getting 3 songs. How many of the average later viewers are gonna want to sit through 3 Battles songs?