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and I have to pick up passengers at Heathrow Airport, so it may be possible for me to attend.
Any idea about stage times/curphew?
this band are brilliant.
for they make me think
They dont play that often any more, very exclusive.
Have you decided to purchase a ticket? I think it will start around 8
St Giles is actually very well located for the tube to Heathrow, and the times look tight but feasible.
Of course this will be the first time in history that the baggage handlers at Heathrow unload a plane in under 15 mins., resulting in a me getting seriously nagged all the way back to Derbyshire. I think I get my apology in to my sister in advance just in case!
I am so glad you posted this thread, otherwise I would have missed this. Many thanks!
I'll look out for the Art Institute.
nice one for the heads up, got one!
This will be pretty good.
Good Nick Drake Cover here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QeBvl5Nt5ro
and for anyone who is curious about this band and does not know them:
I absolutely adore The Books. Possibly to an unhealthy degree. I've seen them twice live, and they were incredible. My favourite new band of the decade, hands down, they're so under-appreciated. 'Be Good to Them Always' is also the most listened to track on my iPod. :-)
Were there visuals too?
I will be at WOMAD that weekend. Damn you The Books! Damn youuuuuuu!
I'm away that weekend
This will be my fourth time seeing them. At all shows they had visuals (if you are familiar with the dvd they self-released you will know what to expect) and they played that Nick Drake cover on at least one occasion. They really are great live...make you laugh, bring a tear to your eye and always enthralling. Can't recommend them enough really
bump this for anyone who missed it first time round.:)
confirmed to support --- http://www.myspace.com/drumstreetsefa
I cant access due to work internet limitations.
to Laurie Anderson, Joanna Newsom, Brian Eno?!
two piece - harp and keyboard.
hope that helps!
Maybe I will make it for the support.
So glad The Books are back
Can't wait for this tonight!
St Giles times akin to a 'normal' venue? Doors at 7 according to the ticket, but I don't imagine they'll start super early - of course, then, if they do, I'll be severely disappointed to miss any of it.
best gig i've seen in ages. as somebody suggested above, they covered the spectrum from laugh-out-loud funny to quite touching, and the new stuff sounded/looked great. the venue is always a pleasure too.
it was a great show, loved the "banter" from the cello guy.
I thought he seemed in a bad mood or something. A tad snippier than i've seen him before! It was a great gig, though, and the new music has made me now even MORE desperate for a new album. Which I didn't think was actually possible.
I was absolutely enthralled by both the visuals and the sight and sound of these two guys performing.
I'm so glad I got to this early, as I managed to grab a seat near the front.
I have to admit that the humour in it had escaped me until I saw the combination with the visuals. They nevertheless stir some fairly profound thoughts. It is so obviously true, but as per the quote in one of their songs,time has no meaning to the subconscious.
Watching those visuals, I was thinking how many of those fantastic clips would reappear in my own dreams. Thought for food indeed.
Thanks The Books!