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anyone going to this? Quite looking forward to it
Excited. He was so good at Shepherds Bush Empire, I regretted only going one night.
First time i've seen him. Can't wait.
...anyone know them?
support is Susanna: www.last.fm/music/Susanna
show start at 7:45 PM (not 7:00 PM as printed on the tickets)
i might go for some pre-gig cocktails as well, if anyone wants to join me.
if ur about. Somewhere on the South Bank?
I meant to type 'i'm front row and very excited'
clearly i am so excited that i've turned into a typingtard.
but yes, this is bound to be awesomeonwheels
I haven't seen him before - really looking forward to it.
A voice that has reduced grown men to tears.
I have got two spare. PM me for them at face value first come et al...
anyone know how he is live at the moment, the last couple of times ive seen him ahve been pretty bad country rock, is he more folksy at the moment, I need to decide whether to go or not
we are all facing up to, Things. Fingers crossed...
that was special.
Last time I saw him we left wondering how he could fuck with his own songs and get it so utterly wrong.
This time I left thinking how amazing it is that he could fuck with his own songs and get it so brilliantly right.
A true 10/10 show.
best version of Darkness ever.
that version was shiver-tastic.
and blimey, Jim White! will oldham always gets the best drummers...
he'd been sleeping rough for a few months tho
I nearly exploded when I realised it was Jim White on drums. Fucking hell what a combination. I'm still unable to form coherent sentences, that was one of the best gigs of my life. 11/10.
for him to come do it. was v. pleased
Alex Nielson was in the audience
tommy carcetti was there too!
Just that morning I got in the way of him filming something in St Pancras.
He was at the Polly Harvey & John Parish show last night. Tiny man.
Top 5 gigs I have ever been to. I see a darkness was INCREDIBLE.
was one of the worst 45mins i've ever spent. maybe it worked in making billy seem better... he was corking though.
Lovely voice, although very similar to Bat for lashes IMO, but her songs were so plodding and slow. Normally for me woman + piano + lovely voice = massive win.
but the covers were all so much better than her originals
here's another very well-known song slowed down to piano-led tedium
from what she was singing.
It was just really dull and didn't do her voice justice in any way.
please. i need to know one song he played. in the middleish
but it was a bit pricey and last time i sawh im a couple of years ago ti was feckin rubbish.
Some of this was to do with the lack of an annoying woman on keyboards who won't shut up
but that's her style, and I don't think it's disconnected.
I loved it.
But the Jew's Harp really made the show for me.
Anyone know where I can get hold of Nobodys Darling On Earth? I know it's a Stanley Brothers song but can't find it anywhere.
Also yes a setlist would be good if anyone has one, I can remember the vast majority of what was played but not all of it as whisky happened after the show.
setlist, some body? any body?
It was still a really good song, just not the best IMO. I really liked the song after it, and thought it really picked up in the final third when the band got a bit louder. It was all really good though, the only problem being that he has so much material that there was a lot I didn't recognise or know that well (which obviously isn't his fault!)
Things I noticed:
Will is good at balancing on one leg
Being in the front row, I didn't like looking straight at band members as it made me feel like a stalker and couldn't look at everyone at once
Photographers have a very easy job and can piss off after one song.
Once they've got the money shot they have to go and hang around outside members clubs in Soho all night, before killing members of the royal family from a moped. It's not all glamour.
he was obviously a fan.
It was a great gig, I was thrilled he ended with Nomadic Revelry, it's my favourite. I was also on the front row and enjoyed the one-leg-balancing thing. I love all the different arrangements of songs, it's fun suddenly realising 'oh, it's THIS one!' I really loved the country jam 'Nobody's Darling' thing before the encore, it was fun and they all looked so happy.
I think I own every Bonnie Prince Billy album, most of the Palace ones and some other random ones, yet I still only knew about half the songs. I don't know if it's because I haven't listened to the last three studio albums as closely as earlier ones, or if he was playing other things, or if I don't recognise the arrangements. It was all good, but I expected to know more than I did.
The people sat behind me on the second row though, absolute fucktards. Talking all the way through, getting up and leaving, coming back with rustly food, the girl shouting for 'Hard Life' repeatedly at a gig where everyone else was respectfully quiet then muttering 'it's the only one I remember'. Fuck you if you're reading.
Haven't got much to add. I thought the band were an incredibly tight unit - they were exceptional. I didn't think Susannah was that bad. Also, the really tall guy with large hair in front of me getting up to go to the toilet, leaving me with a perfect view for the whole of 'I See A Darkness': best moment of the night.
found this link on the last.fm event - http://www.flickr.com/photos/johngleeson/3465832815/