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Any line up updates soon?
also, congratulations on not having to buy a drink all weekend, if AWK confirms...
I'm going to wet myself
wins ATP competition in shock result!!!
Fucking pivot tables. I don't even know what a fucking pivot table is.
I am very excited. As some of my friends are suggesting, I'm going to ask for Andrew WK for my first choice. I'll keep you updated!
ask for Why? if AWK is in hiding or something
Nice one Sophie!!!!
who was your top ten?
...for the first 10 minutes he was hilarious. Brilliant. The remaining 50 minutes of his set suffered the worst case of jokewearingoffitis I'd ever experienced.
Just a warning. I mean I know it sounds HILARIOUS now to get Andrew WK to play and it seems now like, reeeeeeeally quite funny but, believe me, the reality of it is quite dull and will possibly leave you wishing you hadn't wasted a vote.
I only say this 'cos I wasted £20 plus a train to Sheffield going specifically to see him on the premise of it being amusing. I don't want anyone to experience what *I* experienced on that day... *shields eyes and pushes camera away before fade out and that music that used to be on "Confessions" on Simon Mayo's radio programme starts up*
as to want to see a band for being funny rather than because he rocks hard with no irony involved.
...is laced throughout my post. I know.
AWK takes what he does very seriously. There's no irony involved for him that's for sure. But do you honestly think people voted for him because they listen to his albums and go "Wow, that's a mightily competent rock record, I'd love to see him live". Doubt it... more like because they want to see him play Party Til You Puke and smash his nose to pieces... and go "HAHA he was once on the NME Tour! Right... that chuckle's over, I'm bored... where's Pizza Hut..."
Don't get me wrong - I think the chuckle factor's as good a reason to vote for a band as any (if Battles end up playing again I will despair so, so greatly it will possibly ruin my weekend). I was just saying I've fallen foul of that mistake before and greatly rued it. RUED IT!
So, so wrong. I Get Wet IS a competent rock record (in fact it's one of my favourites), and he's also incredibly fun live. There is no chuckle factor involved whatsoever. Well, not for me anyway.
...doubting that I Get Wet is a well constructed rock record. I'm not disputing that you get enjoyment out of it for this.
I'm just saying that (given the way he's been spoken about in previous threads) I get the suspicion that he's been voted for for a chuckle rather than because of his competence. Which is fine... but I was just warning people about me being disappointed when I did it once and hoping that no-one experiences 'vote waste fatigue' because of it...
way off key. Andrew WK just fucking rocks and that's all there is to it. It certainly ain't funny. You heard his last album? That is some serious heavy shit!
say in a few places that the party hard album was meant to be a joke?
I thought he was ok on the nme awards tour thing he did, but fairly boring at the reading main stage slot he had a few years ago.
...'The Wolf'? That was a serious body of work, right?
He's classically trained he is, a Grade 10 pianist or something too...
This is hilarious. Well done all. Also conrats, i'm sure it was a well written piece, but still, HA.
I feel like I might explode! This is amazing! Jamie, you're in charge of this stuff, right? Any idea if it will be Andrew by himself or with band? I'm almost certain if will be just him, not that it matters. It will be amazing either way! And to the dude saying it was funny at first etc, just make sure to watch him at ATP. That goes for everyone. One of the best live shows ever. The man is incredible.
here's the list of bands I voted for in my top 10:
Half Man Half Biscuit
Matt and Kim
I haven't spoken to ATP yet so I don't know how it will work - if I get to order my choices or they'll just work through the easiest ones. Anyway, I guess that's the latest update list for you!
awk, half man half biscuit, neko case and laura cantrell
with any of those, woo!
Good work :) Shame the prize for writing the blurb isn't to curate the whole festival, we'd have been in good hands...
that is a shame :)
i seriously wish i was going now, you bunch of lucky bastards :(
good choices: i'm hoping for half man half biscuit, jarvis and frightened rabbit myself:)