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there obviously isn't enough generic indie bands for them to wank over.
but because its the NME you put words in their mouth? right.
And I've read reviews in Vice.
Jesus christ, have they hired a host of Hemingway imitators?
thats rich coming from the NME
I ACTUALLY FUCKING HATE NME!
anyone who reads the NME - this is why!
The two word reviews of each band make it obvious that no-one from the NME was present, or possibly not invited; no need for begrudging the bands for that reason.
This doesn't even make sense.
Even if it did make sense, it would still be startlingly poor prose.
NME: A piss poor sub-4th form English language group assignment level cum rag of a publication.
but it probably has some points, it is so sort of tea party-ish that it's not much of an adventure. It's more some bands in a nice setting than a "festival experience"
The only good crowds I saw were probably at Grinderman and Joanna Newsom.
How about no? Its a festival for pansies.
but you hate everything, so therefore your opinion is never taken seriously.
No one takes you seriously anymore.
nme also said that Voluntary Butler Scheme was like Pete Doherty. but then again least they reviewed him - AHEM!
And fuck wrightylew too.
latitude was a bit 'stoke newington on tour'. nothing wrong with that per se, but not the most exciting weekend ever, an opinion admittedly formed only from the one day i was there.
having just read it
Then Eavis stopped it. And for a while they gave it constantly shit coverage. This observation was made by Eavis himself to me, on the one occasion I met him.
If NME got the opportunity to sponsor a part of the festival they'd be all over it. Perhaps they asked and were refused.
After this and the 25 bands making US cool again i am no longer buying NME ever again. EVER
Surely there are festivals for everybody?
Of course Latitude was a touch poncy and middle-class - but there was nobody - not Robin Ince, not Hanif Kureishi or Carol Ann Duffy - FORCING you into the poetry and literary arenas.
There were no families FORCING you to sit down and eat cakes and talk about Range Rovers.
The line-up was good - a damn sight better than Reading and V.
So get a decent group of mates, have a drink, get hold of some decent drugs and make of it what you will for christ's sake!
And I can't for the life of me see how Buzzcocks in a sweaty tent at 2am is drab and boring. What is drab and boring is pissed teenagers screaming "BOLLOCKS" at five in the morning when you're trying to get some sleep.
Apologies for the rant, but I had a great time at latitude and this ridiculous criticism, largely from people who weren't there, is irritating
sleeping at 5 in the morning?
Something doesn't add up.
I hate the 'bollocks' thing too. I like the idea of Latitude but I've still not managed to go. I pay no attention to the NME. Ever.
before it gets bloated and hideously corporatised/invaded by people who don't really like music.
I had such a great time. And we're both called Ash, so you gotta believe me.
to people who read the nme: grow up
it's definitely them who need to grow up.