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Who bought you a beer? Who told you to f**k off?
...but at the time, I was this asshole hyperactive 19 year old and just nervously rambled a lot of shit.
I'm now 35 and look back at that point and cringe!!
I keep having to talk to Tracey-Ann from Camera obscura when I'm on nights out too - she's nice but a wee bit icy.
how on earth did you get in that position?
bad - ive always freeze when i meet conor from the thrills. never know what the hell to say!
good - i saw morning runner SO many times, they became friends, and went out to dinner with them when they were about.
...but hey, none of those are THAT famous though eh!
the Thrills how easy it is to get into them, with Fopp doing their cd's for a quid each these days.
that someone wasn't shouting "Howwwarrrddddd!" at him.
Mark is cool tho, chatted to him a fair bit on the net.
after a Blood Brothers show, went round the back of the venue, found Cody, and told him to "go and get Johnny for me."
jordan and mark are by far the nicest guys from the blood bros...
then cody and morgan
then johnny last... the dude aint as funas you would like.
renowned prick though. Which is why the rest of the band have basically reformed without him under a different band name.
so is he a prick?
and how so is it renowned?
when I was six. Gave me an autographed photo of themselves. Made my year.
..are you me?
used to be such shy wee quiet little lads. It's mad how far theyve come too, I interviewed them for the student rag back in 2001 or something and they wouldn't say boo to a goose then!
at an event which I later found out was the Puzzle album launch...only I didn't know who he was at the time and asked him what time the bar shut. He said he didn't know and then went and asked at the bar for me - it was about 3ish apparently.
I'm a bit gutted now though, I could have had a proper conversation* before they went mahoosive.
bought me a beer in the Astoria before Taking Back Sunday's 2004 Headline Show. Top bloke.
in 99 at a signing at Tower records London that hadn't been publicised very well. Talked to Roger and Chris for ages about Metal, really cool guys.
through a coke can with Ice-T.
I should point out that this isnt true.
in Brighton last year, really nice dudes. Bob 1 is my favourite.
in a cake shop, I asked to take a photo he said no, it was awkward, ive posted that a billion times now, i should shut up
as I was in one of the support bands for the first ever The Kills gig (though they were just called VV & Hotel at that point). Although he was really nice, and I got him to sign a Fiji single for me, my band played one of our worst gigs ever and I was completely devastated with shame.
I had a brief chat with Owen Pallet (Final Fantasy) at Primavera 2006, but I was really nervous and the conversation didn't really happen even though he was really nice and friendly and up for a chat.
Then I had my photo taken with him using my Lomo LC-A but as they as useless pieces of shit it didn't come out :(
I HAD FAIL.
I did get my photo with John Peel at the Big Chill in 2003 though.
he was touring the UK, and I awkwardly asked if he'd play my friends birthday party - he said that he'd love to.....
Great great guy, had to force him to take money to buy his CDs. I asked him if it was okay to put him Maniac video back up on youtube, and he said that I can do anything, if I wanted to release the stuff under my name he'd be fine. hahaha.
One of the nicest guys I've had the pleasure to have met.
to that post is shit.
with those luminaries!
were very nice to me and my boyfriend, and even gave us their mobile numbers and put us on the guestlist for further tour dates.
Kim deal was terribly nice to me once. But, sadly, not in the sex way.
does her first name begin with A?
And is said ex fern cotton? Or am I treading dangerously close to libel here?
outside a gig, nice people - didnt really say much, pretty good in bed though.
at the last ever Hot Snakes show. Top quality bloke, took time to talk to me and my friend after the gig, chatted about RFTC quite a bit. Great guy.
AND HE ASKED ME FOR CANNABIS AND I DIDN'T HAVE ANY AND THE CONVERSATION ENDED THERE.
by the Fall Of Troy drummer. I didnt know who he was and basicly told him to get lost, then i saw him on stage and was like, shit, missed oppertunity.
(pre manipulater FOT, its all good)
y'doofus. though i think i might've pointed him towards you. he was unrecognisable because his face was all fucked up from falling out of their van the day before
richard o'brien (bald man of the crystal maze fame).
he asked me for cannabis, i pointed him in vaguely the right direction, and then he told me and a group of friends that the future of the world was in our hands.
I feel old as I’ve never heard of 90% of these famous people (who I’m sure ARE famous but it’s me being 35 and out of date!) Billy Bragg did a spoken word show in Southend library last year to promote his ‘progressive patriot’ book. There was a Q&A at the end and people were asking him these really dull political questions. They said there was time for one last question and I shot my hand up, he fixed me with a slightly annoyed expression then barked “Come on mate, you’ve had your hand up all night, what’s your question?” I asked him “if you could have a statue or a road named after you, what would you have?”, his face lit up that this wasn’t another political question and replied that he already had a cul-de-sac named after him in Barking.
peter and robert = really sweet, great guys
nick = couldn't care less about his fans! when my friend and i were talking to peter and robert, nick just ignored us. oh well.
It was at Brixton Academy and we had an in joke about BRMC miserably doing All You Need Is Love so we asked him to do that and he just replied "yeah dude,maybe"
Tim Burton seemed pretty determined not to speak to anyone except HBC when I tried to talk to him at a party a couple of years ago :(
from two gallants he played on his own in galway and got to talk to him for a few minutes talked bout music and he ran me through his equipment, he was much nicer than i thought he would be
a brief chat with both Dean Wareham and Kevin Shields (at the same time) at one of Dean and Britta's gigs. It was slightly overwhelming and I did gush and tell them how much I loved both of them, but I got away before it got too awkward (i.e Before they could really reply)
meet your heroes.
i met dave gorman at a book signing, he was so bored.
he scarred me so whenever i see someone i like i have to avoid them. this includes be your own pet last night at a pub, i tried to get their attention by playing dominoes really loud. my brother ending up talking to them about barack obama when i went to get drinks.
alex turner's t4 girlfriend gave me a weird look last night as well.
i say don't hassle your heroes. let them do what they do.
I don't know if I could say anyone I've met is a proper personal hero rather than "someone I like". That said, I can't think of anyone famous I've met who has been really rude (as opposed to the person in a band who I won't name for shame reasons who clearly wanted to continue talking to me when I quickly absented myself due to a waiting taxi)
i lack in social skills, my brother made it work though.
name the band!
We chatted for a bit, he signed my Muffin Break discount card, and was pretty friendly, which was not what I was expecting. However, when I approached Buzz Osbourne he just ran away. And I'm not exaggerating, he actually ran.
I love the idea of one of the maddest men in rock running away from a teenaged fan!
My Friend: Hi Thurston Moore, this is my friend Richard.
Thurston Moore: Hey, how are you?
What a failure I am.
friend: is that thurston moore?
me: gwarrgh bwhahha
friend: it is, go and speak to him
me: hey you - falls on face due to drink
thurston moore: *smiles and politley steps around my prone form*
smear on the first foo fighters tour in manchester, i was making a joint outside the venue at the back in the afternoon and they came outside with a beer and some cigs and i stood up to say hello and get my cds signed liek a geek and forgot my joint was on my lap, it went everywhere and all dave grohl could say when i walked up and said hello is 'hey man youve spilled your reefer' and laughed! haha he still signed my cd though :)
is like a guitary angel from heaven and I've met him four times, once while we were being evacuated out of bomb scare in birmingham which was brief and then he asked me to buy him a beer at ATP (have they not sold enough copies of Mirrored?), I obliged, he recognized me in france and then I arm-wrestled him in Brighton and met all of the band who were really lovely apart from an absolutely drunk John Stanier who told me to fuck off and called me a nigger. Which is offensive in itself. And inaccurate, I'm as white as a milkybar.
we had a good chat about local scenes around Asia.. so he was a pretty nice dude.
what a lovely chap - he gave us some of his backstage rider, water, drinks and stuff
Jez and Andy from Doves - great blokes, signed my stuff and chatted away while Jimi was being interviewed
Brendan Benson - kept calling me "Trent" and was so pissed he couldn't handle his mobile
Malkmo - nice but a bit icy, except when my friend started talking about football
but i drunkenly tried to get the guitarist who's not Justin from the darkness to come to a minus the bear gig i was putting on once.
Hero wise, Tim Kasher = lovely bloke.
and my girlfriends nan almost ran over Bill Nighy's foot last month. He wasn't too impressed.
Is a fucking dude.
from HTB is also lovely - or is that who you speak of?
I saw them with the drummer from The Number 12. Also really nice and down to earth, despite us being in the way of him packing up his kit.
To meet those guys.
i've stopped trying to say hello to people in bands i like because i usually only ever do it when stupidly drunk and end up being an idiot. Here's some stories:
Wolf Parade - spoke to the singer who isn't Spencer Krug and the bassist (I think) when I bumped into them in a pub after the gig. I was pretty hammered. My opening line was "you were good tonight but you should have played Modern World" - and it was downhill from there.
Final Fantasy - I went over and spoke non-stop at him for a minute and then he said "sorry do you mind, I'm just in the middle of a phonecall to someone back in Canada" -nice one!
Arcade Fire - Noticed I was sat to the Napoleon Dynamite one at a bar after they'd played in Bristol. I got his attention and started going on about how great they are (in a very drunken manner) and he just looked disgusted and turned away from me without a word.
are too uptight.
keep it up.
Beth Ditto must die.
in the Manchester Apollo before a Doves gig. I was a bit of a tool, all starstruck but he was very polite.
What made it better was that I'd just had a pee in the urinal next to him; this made the whole thing worthwhile.
the girl who had her face cut in grange hill (I think she later died :( ). he kept telling me how amazing i was. i was in O'Neils in High Wycombe. And obviously, pissed off my face!
One of the greatest moments of my life. where's the vom emoticon...?
He was a nice boy tho- AND IN GRANGE HILL!!!!!
In High Wycombe, I stole a pint off the ex-bassist from Idlewild. I was able to do this because he was so drunk he never noticed, and he had another backup pint in his inside jacket pocket anyway.
That was good.
but i was so wired i just made a tit of myself.
we just followed him 'round clothes shops and eventually...no-one said anything.
manics: james and nicky: lovely and drinky, rich: very quiet and very drunk: sean: very quiet
atd-i: saved omar from a drunken japanese fan who was trying to sex him with a lit cigarette in her mouth. as a result he gave me all his picks, a backstage pass and a drinks token! winner!
met stipe and courtney love at a 'showbiz' bash and was sick at the table due to free booze. they moved away from him before he had chance to speak to them.
he was then ejected, crying.
rode past me on a bmx on holloway road once.
and i met darren hayman in the duke of uke. he was lovely, i was a wreck.
he was super nice and got me loads of beer....
the other day, he was in Cambridge looking round my college. He had amazing white hair just like Magneto (well, duh), though he was a lot shorter than I imagined. I told him I thought he was amazing in King Lear at Stratford and he thanked me and shook my hand. Lovely. Even if I did call him "Mr McKellen" rather than "Sir Ian". Whoops.
"I was PRETENDING to be King Lear" etc.
Had a photo with Johnny Borrell from Razorlight, just as he came off the stage from a headline set at JerseyLive.
Pete Green slept at my house.
Had a nice chat with MJ Hibbett.
I almost plucked up the courage to go talk to Fuck Buttons at Truck last year. Alas, I failed, and had to grovel with The Keyboard Choir to play a charity gig in Durham. Needless to say, they refused - too many robots and not enough boot space.
Apart from those, nothing. In fact, they're all pretty shit. Sorry.
I love you.
He also emailed me when I got my jaw broke in an attempted mugging wishing me well, what a legend!
Back when they still had Zak on bass. They were very nice and I got very drunk with them, ended up at Marathon kebab shop in the wee small hours. Will Sheff was quite shy and bookish - pretty much what you'd expect from listening to his records. The others were just nice, normal guys.
at Reading ( i think 94?) kissed my mates forehead when he handed her back her bag that she'd dropped. she was really lovely to us. it was like a Grunge Weird Science.
..and not just the MBV one near top ^.
I fucked up majorly when meeting Stuart Murdoch of Belle and Sebastian at National Pop League. I rambled so nervously he walked off.
But! It wasn't so bad as my friend in LA who met him, told him he was wonderful, and then my friend was so drunk he keeled over right into a nearby bush!
And! Not as bad as my other friend who met him at National Pop League, tried to snog him, then burst into tears in front of him!!
on a bus once. I'd never cared for the way they dress when seeing them in magazines or whatever but in real life he looked so fucking awesome, and is an enviably handsome man. he was pretty cool, he spoke to the girl I was with more than me (not out of rudeness but because she was actually into the Horrors). he had black paint in his pockets for some reason (i think it was to smear on people at a gig) and we had a mildly amusing moment where I nervously went to shake his hand and he smiled and put his hands up to reveal his inky black palms. but yeah very polite, talkative and one of the most pleasantly surprising people i've ever met.
I have the worst case of getting star struck that has ever existed.
Best: Last week I saw Young Knives in my local HMV. As I went to get my album signed, I muttered something about them playing Swansea instead of Cardiff on their main tour, and Henry apologised to me and said that "they can't do everywhere". So I said:
"Nah, it's alright mate...I've seen you five times now, it's getting a bit boring"
And everyone laughed. I felt clever.
A less good one was after I saw Broken Social Scene. Brendan Canning was outside, shaking hands, and I was so completely blown away by the gig I'd just seen that I just sort of wondered past, shaking his hand without looking at him. He then stopped me and told me that I should look someone in the eyes when the shake my hand. I did so and he let me leave.
Still a brilliant night, despite my impoliteness.
Johnny Vaughan right now. True story.
in Camden barfly, thoroughly polite and nice, I felt like a schoolboy even though I'm probably older than him.
Paul McGann, told him I loved withnail and I, he looked a bit bored probably heard the same thing a million times, he perked up when my mate mentioned the monacled mutineer though !
last summer for an interview for DiS
he offered to show me how hard he punched that Dwarf
then said "i'm just kidding"
i didn't believe him
he WAS my hero
before i met the cunt
I always thought he seemed like a nice guy!
Nicholas Parsons bought me a drink once
WHEN I WAS 17!!!!
Oh, and I had some Irn Bru and crisps with EC8OR.
It was brillo
with Mike Patton
he was my hero
i then fell in love with him
and Cedric Bixler Zavala reluctantly stood for a photograph, in which he looks utterly, utterly miserable.
were some of the nicest people I've met, invited me to the after party and bought me some drinks, top blokes.
I held the door open for Cedric Bixler and despite shaking my hand he pretty much bombed me.
eat at a cafe beside my flat all the time. They seem pleasant enough
He was a cunt.
he was polite but obviously existing on a high functioning level of weirdness-I watched him pick up the public telephone at the venue to listen to the tone of resting phone. It is different in each country.
Cat Power was really crazy and told me an awful story. Michael Hurley was so stoned, Will Self was very nice and I was so nervous I could barely speak, L7 were and bemused when I arrived to interview them drunk and wearing a wig at 2pm. John Spencer couldn't stop laughing at me-neither could Codeine and Come.
had good chat, as you would expect.
I've had three dreams with "Heroes" although not heroes of mine in.
1. I met James Hetfield and he was quite nice but a bit shouty
2. I had a dream that when i was in 4 or 5 Magicians we were playing St Paul's Catherdal but there was a bomb scare so everyone left but then an annoucement was made that it was safe...as I walked in St Paul's changed to The Whitehouse and I met Uncle Phil from the Fresh Prince of Bel Air. "Uncle Phil!" i said "I know what your doing here - you must be doing some sort of lawyer type thing" he replied: "NO...Im here for the karokee".
Someone got stabbed and I woke up.
3. I was going to a Supergrass gig in my little home town (?) and got there it had been sold out there was one other guy there trying to get in too...it was Kevin Keegan. I jumped on the back of his bike and we went to town.
Dont smoke too much weed kids.
even if it was a dream
i'd stutter/faint/vomit through sheer nervousness.
Mike Patton in a toy shop in San Francisco (who just happened to be my god, so a bit weird)
asked him for a photo and he obliged, top bloke!
the first time i met Super Ally McCoist (my footballing God) I couldn't speak, he was thoroughly pleasant though. In fact the next time I met him many years later I didn't fare much better!
Most gob-smackingly amazing: Chuck D and John Lydon.
Most frustratingly unpleasant: Damon Albarn.
Albarn's not really a hero but hey ho...
David Byrne was a gentleman too, in may ways.
poor girl. he's not a small man!
... but I met Stewart Lee last night after his gig in Burnley. A very nice guy, indeed - he even signed my copy of Pea Green Boat.
and generally most bands are really nice.
spoke to a pissed yannis from foals at an ed fitz show, told him that it was one of the most amazing things i've ever seen and he said, 'nah, we were shit!'
jamie from the klaxons was nice. big wreckhead
but best of all was dennis lyxzen from refused/t(i)nc who i met in manchester. he was willing to talk to me if a little distracted. then saw him again in leeds and he said he remembered me and wanted to get a picture. class!!!! my picture of the event is now unfortunately deleted :(:(:(:(
Patiently wrote me a letter when I was 6, as I didn't understand a maths problem on his show. That fucker was 4 pages long - what a champ!
Bumped into him at Olympia about 13 years later and tried to recount the story, but some burly security guard threw him out for not having the proper pass before I could finish the story.
was staying in the hotel room next door.
He stole my Dad's gold pen.
That's not an analogy.
is indeed a lovely chap! Strange, as you'd think him to be miserable.... I think he must be just a little shy, once you get him chatting hes away!
My favourite anecdote so far! :)
He looked at me, I looked at him, we had a conversation in our heads. I nearly fell over. That is all.
whilst wathching The Kills support at Sheffield Leadmill. I asked if they'd play 'My Heart Is An Apple' and he responded 'No, we don't play that song'...he was still a lovely chap though and one of the tallest people I've ever met...
got shit faced with Trail of dead, also at their party was zane lowe (lovely guy), primal scream, BRMC, and my vitriol. everyone yas lovely. TRAIL OF DEAD where divine though. lovely gents.
Why are though so shit now!
is actually called tony braxton? and has been getting jokes about that for years?
at guildford community center was the greatest live performance I have ever seen
got draged along to the gyc expecting the usual ska/hardcore was about ready to go home when they started, it was amazing members playing while crowds surfing, sofas flying across the room, sing right up in peoples faces, it was so good, they came back to our house for abit too
met rob brydon on the tube, he was ace, we talked about paul simons mad guitar skillzz and he showed me how to get to teddington.
and i met jim adkins at some emo fest and he was thee most bored man in the world.
this thread has wasted waaay more of my day than i thought it would.
if i was speaking to him on the phone i think my chest would crush itself.
is good for these.
Josh T Pearson is a nut I realised after speaking to him about mobile phones. He writes all his text messages into a book. A nice nut though. I pondered donating my sad looking dog to him, he seemed like he needed a sad smell hound.
The sun's coming up, I'm swaying and feel like I'm on another planet when the volta rock up fresh as a daisy. I ask about the new album and we had a nice chat about it.
I went to bed and was woken by people playing pots and pans again.
The young knives played my company Christmas party and drank with my friends for abit. Pretty cool guys generally.
Not atp but The crimea are really nice guys, I suppressed my hatred of the crockets long enough to realise this and relinquish them of their riders alcohol. Sadly the guitarist from my band turned up and gushed. Shame.
My housemate got the train back from atp with bobby Gillespie who commented on how cool her sunglasses were. I think she wet herself.
I got on the tube with Ed O'Brien and smiled at him. He smiled back.
The worst has to be going to party hammered and meeting the llama farmers. Fuck knows why I gushed but gush I did. They seemed interested when I mentioned I went to their last gig and I've since seem them around and they've been friendly.
It was late in the evening of the last day of Vs. The Fans. Seeing Subtitle chatting away, standing next to lil Yoni was comical. I was amongst those trying to goad Subtitle into picking him up and when he did, as though Yoni were no heavier than a shopping bag, it was just magical.
Yoni is the hero here, by the way.
was wearing an OXES shirt at ATP and suddenly three guys ran over and wrestled him into a supreme three man wedgie...you can guess who it was...
I should do atp sometime.
I touched Nick Cave's bum accidentally and got a smile and a nod of recognition.
Sean Moore walked me to my car as he started telling me how he was often afraid of his fans, yet compelled to be grateful for them sticking around 10 years after their past glories (his words - I love Sean)
Met Colin Greenwood at last ATP and he told me he was planning to 'lie his eyes down' instead of see Aphex Twin. He wore my Tom Baker scarf and stroked his face with it as we conversed enthusiastically about the new Portishead material.
Anton Corbijn laughed at me while for looking like 'a rapist' on the Control set. He then asked my name and said he liked my extra work. That was nice!
There's some more, I'm a ridiculous fanboy.
outside a raconteurs gig. I repeatedly shouted "I love you Jack". Brendan Benson started to laugh, and White turned to the drummer (also called Jack), and said, "I think he's talking to you".
So i didnt really meet them as such, and behaved like a 13 year old meeting david beckham.
I went to see Rollins in London at the MArquee
I was late and ran in pushing the doors open into Nick Cave's face. He looked displeased. I went in and all three of Nirvana were there at the bar. I offered them a drink. I was drunk and new no embarrassment nor fear. Krist was the only one that said yes.
Later, not that I was stalking them, I met them on the street outside at the end of the show, said hi and Kurt asked me where was a cool place to hang out after the pub's shut.
This made me rather pleased cos I thought He thought I might know of such a place, thus confirming that I did indeed, at least look cool at that moement. I got out my time out and suggested a few clubs. For some reason they didnt fancy the Indie disco hellholes of the west end and muttered about going back to the hotel
I failed to get the autographs.
Thus, I am stupid.
But, for a moment, I was very cool.
they are people who have influenced your life, although it may not be in a significant way. when i meet people who have made music i love i treat them as a normal person that made music i like. but i dont go round speaking to normal people i dont know.
Was at the premier in Leicester square of some kids spy film he was in. My mate and I just happened to be walking past. My mate shouted “You were a shit Obi won kenobi!” and he looked right at us angrily. We ran away laughing!
Just because they seem to understand the way you feel
It doesn't mean they'll feel the same way too
Just because they seem to hold a mirror to your life
It doesn't follow that they'll be just like you
Take no heroes,
Its no good
They don't stand up to you
Just take the bit you think they can use
I remember when I was younger
I thought the answers were locked in people
So I admired the ones whose lives were a source of envy to people like me
But do you really want to meet
The ones who write your dreams
Believe me, it's a fantasy
You won't like the reality
If you want heroes keep them safe
They don't stand up to life
So lock them in your soul and lose the key
(I love you, I don't want to meet you)
When I see you it makes me feel
There's someone else out there like me
You touch my soul with what you do
It all makes sense when I hear you
You understand the way I feel
I know exactly what you mean
It's like I've known you all my life
I think of you I feel alright
But in the flesh how would it be
If you could really see
The weaknesses you never knew
Alive and staring back at you
If you want to heroes keep them safe
They don't stand up to life
So lock them in your soul and lose the key
Best: Mike Batt who I asked to sign a Wombles LP, which he did with a different siggy for each Womble.
Worst: Amelia Fletcher. God knows how big a crush I had on her. when I met her at the Subterrania I literally couldn't speak and forgot to let go of her hand. Cold sweats to this day.
but famous people i like and have met...
Pete Doherty- Was really nice when i saw him wandering around in london, and he told his mate to phone him back so he could talk to us which i thought was nice.
Noel Fielding- Also really nice.
Dizzee Rascal- Nice guy too although i didnt talk to him too much.
<3 especially rory who is a lovely man.
to be recognised everywhere you go. Frank Gallows was asked who he would least like to be stuck in a lift with and he said "A superGallows fan, I don't get on with many of our fans, They run up to me saying 'can I have a hug?' and I say 'No, you really can't!"
I think the novelty of being recognised soon wears off for the simple reason that it's not always convieniant to stop and talk to these people. Especially if they are starstruck and talking gibberish. I know Rollins is sick of meeting fans. Anyone met him?
but i also feel like you should just make a bit of an effort, just be friendly say hi then say you have to go, because that moment might be one someone remembers for a long time, whether its in a good or a bad way.
I get musicians I like to write me brief stories, with pretty much all of them being nice and doing so.
Other than Mr Merritt a few years ago before his gig at the Hammersmith Lyric. I went up and asked him my strange request, and he just blankly said no. I tried some friendly pleading, but he was ice cold. I shrunk a bit, and ran away. It seemed to put a slight dampener on my love for him/them, and then he made the pap Distortion, so it's okay.
No wonder you were back light sir!
I didn't get one from Stephin, but the other main Mag Fielder, Claudia, did write me one though:
Sorry dude, just checked your blog and you are serious about the strories, good luck to you.
really nice guys, they introduced themselves and everything. i did my best not to sound to Fan-boyish but they had just played an amazing set so it was hard.
in the end we just ended up talking about festivals on the continent until all the little music geeks barged in trying to get their setlists signed
were my biggest, they were all really nice esp Bob. talked about the new album, festivals and ... Take That!
apart from them I've met Ed Larrikin, Mystery Jets, Barry Futurehead, Lightspeed Champion, Patrick Wolf, who were all dead nice.
Are incredibly nice. I played a show with them and they shared their curry with me because i was really hungry. Really lovely guys
I've put up a few musicians whose work I love. After you've done that you get past the hero worship stuff. Virtually every musician I've ever met has been lovely, with one key exception, and seeing as that person is my all-time hero I'll leave it at that.
we could be heroes
just for one day
Bows + Arrows, one of my 'Desert Island Discs', no question
Absolute bunch of c*nts.
Were in the bar with them after their show at Bowery Ballroom last year, congratulated them on a great gig, told them they should play in England more cos they're well liked. They just shrugged and turned their backs. Best not to meet your heroes, they're only human. But if you meet your heroes when they're in a bad mood, you're left with an indelible impression
all the stories you've heard are true: he's very gentle, vety funny and extremely generous with his time.
I had an interview with him on the roof of the Hawley Arms in Camden (RIP) and because he'd locked himself out of his flat by accident he had to put up with four hours of my questioning!
The only times we stopped was where his dog started whimpering, and in those circumstances he poured some milk into a saucer and fed it like a cat :)
Has time for everyone and is very humble considering his legendary status.
Same with Mike Vennart from Oceansize, doesn't quite have legendary status yet, but really talented and really sound to boot. He made a mess of that joint he rolled in the Rokerij though :-)
He donates money to my nans church \m/
i had a long conversation about music with the new guitarist from idlewild but didnt know who he was, and he never mentioned it (i only found out who he was later when someone told me). during the course of the conversation i ripped on gallows and the cribs, but thankfully not on the idlewild records he's played on
Was nice, if a bit ghostly, but I was a dick. Kylie was very very sweet. Lovely lady. Glad she is better now.
I briefly met Tom Bellamy (ex TCTC) after he did a dj set at Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes last December. He was nice, agreed to have a pic taken with me and wished me a great xmas, happy days!
Dunno what he thought of my drunken, tuneless singing of "You've Lost That Loving Feeling" though...
no fucking kidding...
Fit!!! Not that I got anywhere near her, after about 15 seconds of me talking she grabbed the first guy who walked by and gave him a kiss, I kind of got the feeling that she was giving me the brush off. Her loss I suppose.
...he is a big hero of mine and although I've never met him, a friend of mine went up to him in a pub fairly soon after he left Suede and said how much he appreciated his playing etc...
...then followed it up with "WHY DID YOU FUCK UP SUEDE!?" in a very loud voice. Bernard left.
... I met James Dean Bradfield backstage before their show at Brixton in December. He was such a top bloke much to my relief as I've been a fan for years. Their manager was also a top bloke and invited me back for the following night, although I was really really ill (not self inflicted...) when I woke up the following day so couldn't make it. Gutted.
I met Brian Robson in 1992 on a beach in Florida, he was behind my family on the sun loungers at River Island. I was 8 so I know no more than that.
Michael Palin on Eurostar, I got him to sign a travel book I had on me and told him my name was pronounced 'yah-tch' which he sort of smiled at.
Johnny from Razorlight the week "Golden Touch" charted, he was signing copies at Fopp and during the acoustic set he picked up some Dylan albums to take home including Knocked Out Loaded and I didn't tell him it was shit (apart from Brownsville Girl). This was about a month before he announced Dylan was chips or whatever he said and have always felt that this could have been my fault.
Laura Marling and I had a competition to see who could be shyest after a gig of hers and then on mentioning the Fez Club in Reading conversation flowed less stiltedly, sweet girl.
but only because she was standing right in front of the venue and it wold have been a little strange if I hadn't acknowledged her. She was small and sweet.
I don't really care for meeting these musicians personally. They're just normal people who make excellent music.
@ cribsmas aftershow last year, despite having just played his heart out for 3 nights still took time out to speak to those who made it to the aftershow and was willing to chat despite the fact the rest of the band couldn't be bothered. respect to the man.
on the last show of their last tour.
I walked up telling him what an awesome show it was. I put my hand up for a high five and he put all of his force into it. then he did a cool pose. he signed my poster.
Back in 2005 I stayed outside the Barfly for Gonzo On Tour all day, went around Camden with Zane Lowe (talking about how many times Kaiser Chiefs had gone platinum), BYOP and Kubichek, who I started laying into for having a meaningless logo. I didn't get into the gig because I was underage, so they all gave me loads of free stuff, dedicated songs to me and I got a mention on the next Gonzo.
Early '05, when I was 13, I called the guitarist in White Rose Movement 'sir' when I saw him on the street.
... and now I'm putting out their solo record. Which is about as good as you can get.
pull a burger out of her pants and eat it. it must have been there for a good couple of hours cos she hadn't gone anywhere else.
Nick Oliveri! he came round my grandma's for a BBQ when on the Mondo/Winnebago Deal tour in LA. was really nice but surprisingly quiet! however there was a show in hollywood where he smashed a lamp with his bass and shards of said lamp came very close to my eye.
I also met the lead singer of Mastodon at Wembley in line for a £4 hamburger and he was super cool! he actually waited with me for about 6minutes for my friend to come out of the toilet before we took pictures.
I also met Bill Stevenson of Black Flag (later years) at an Only Crime gig at a skate contest in Cali. I quizzed him about various cymbals he used and what it was like having some of the silliest drumming faces ever! he was dead nice.
Kelly Osbourne was at a friend of mine's birthday and I dun danced with her.
him too!! silly girl.