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Neil Diamond, Elvis Costello AND Paul McCartney. Must be some sort of record
why do i watch this shit
Crazy idea maybe.
although i didn't bother watching, personally.
but, hellfire, it's pretty disgraceful if the BBC can't get their shit together and put on a weekly, fortnightly, or even monthly programme that showcases new acts.
seriously, how hard/expensive would it be to do do a 'jools 2', or 'jools nu' or whatever? not very is the answer.
top of the pops was eaten alive by the cable channels, but there's nowhere on tv that acts as a go to for new music (and those mobile phone type shows on itv and channel 4 don't count).
but i guess it's an attempt at that.
is such a fragmented term that they're concerned about the audience for it, they'd be aiming at a different audience with every show. I know things are a bit different on these boards cos it's a bit more open-minded generally but to make a show work it needs to have popular appeal. Which Jools has, and I think he actually does have a try at featuring a variety of different things as well as a few new bands but they've gotta keep the viewing figures up above all else.
A cheap way to do it would be to collate all the online live sessions on sites like Dublab, Pitchfork and La Blogotheque for example and show it late at night with a respected host to pick things out and string it all together.
In fact there's so much online content it's taken over for me from stuff like Jools. I even end up watching stuff like the Janelle Monae performance online rather than watch the whole program.
Still probably the best ( only?) programme for half-decent music.
playing Band on the fucking Run with a load of gurning session musicians (not forgetting to do the backs to each other pose with his lead guitarist)
yeah, pretty much the most irrelevant music performance i've ever seen
wtf is a 'relevant' performance anyway? i'm sure more people want to watch McC perform than most DiS-friendly acts which makes his performance very 'relevant'
Don't shit your pants about it people
BTW: Buy my t-shirts!
You should be president of the boards, you do such a good job letting people know if their thread is good or not. I wouldn't know what to do if it wasn't for your validation.
your mom gives me all the validation I need.
douchebag and theShipment are right up there in terms of music board bods with exceptional taste and a decent DiS attitude.
You are right up there in terms of music board bods with a penchant for exceptionally rambling polemics and a really hostile DiS attitude when someone gets under your skin.
You seem to approach everything on here as if it's a battle to assert your personal preferences at the expense of all other opinions (assuming you deign to deem it permissable to have an opinion on a particular subject).
I could be wrong though, and I'm missing out on catching some of your more positive and constructive moments because your frequent negative personal tirades are dominating my perception of your presence on here...
Yah basically this. Normally I don't get caught up in this sort of thing. I was just feeling a little frosty is all.
Well put. I hate this hostility that is creeping into threads from some people like him.
I don't post often, some people will be really intimidated
by offensive and negative attacks on people.
but I think it's pretty much a case of "Give a man a mask, and he'll tell you the truth."
Probably really quiet meek people in real life but the anonymity of the boards allows for all sorts of ugly stuff to emerge.
more the internet bullies that Wooly referred to in his post, admittedly he included you - but I don't see you as a bully, more as an attention seeker. It's working for you, so that's cool.
the diagnosis is a lot worse.
Good luck man.
you're a right soft little cunt
But while I'm here, I just have to say one thing to you...
it would appear that you don't understand the meaning of the world "relevant"
thus i shall bid you good day
think i'll sit this one out
with an opinion.
should be suffixed with 'in my opinion'.
you're such a fuck.
Not really sure what else you said there, but you obviously need to loosen your jockstrap a little and have a sandwich. And for the record:
Blink-182 > Super Furry Animals
We're through. Imma defect to Chupacabras' side.
I actually really like sfa. As well as some blink.
the proof of the pudding is in the eating.
I only saw last week's, but it was fucking awful. You can do better, Mr Holland.
I'm with you. I don't expect Later to appeal to me all the time (or ever, really), but I do have memories of the programme at least providing an eclectic mix. Neil Diamond, Paul McCartney and Elvis Costello is very much not that. As mentioned above me though, this series has been poor throughout.
I thought the bear delivered well.
Particularly liked his backs to each other pose with a tree.
for "give ireland back to the irish" despite all the naffness.
Don't care what anyone says.
here in the states all we get is snookie.
He did "Who Am I" from his Raven album and a devastating version of "Perfect Day".
Plus, 2003, heard material from Hail To The Thief for the very first time when Radiohead performed.
See also marvellous performances from Spiritualized, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, The Beta Band, John Cale and even Simple Kid and, for me, the show is, as a result, somewhat beyond criticism.
If I don't like one of his guests, chances are I'll like another.
If one week offers no joy then I'll still watch next week because there'll almost certainly be something worth watching.
It's far from exhaustive in terms of its breadth of coverage and I'm not even going to begin to assess its relative relevancy, but through sheer eclectism and the fact that everything's treated with equal reverence and respect it simply comes across as an almighty celebration of all music beyond the restricting ties of "genre" or the stifling notions of "cool".
Love it - still the best thing on TV.
Kings of Leon - tunes from their album Come Around Sundown.
Eric Clapton - tracks from his album Clapton.
MIA - a couple of songs from her recent long player.
The Vaccines - blend of Beach-Boys-meets-the-Ramones pop tunes.
Bellowhead - eleven-piece English folk band band.
Harry Hill - in for a chat about his debut album(!).
no. smashed beyond measure. ok then.
trying to work out what the issue is. another thread did this the other day. i think it might be because I banned the troll and deleted all his posts, maybe.
i think it's Bryan Ferry and Midlake!
... who looked like he'd walked right in from the 1970's.
Probably the coolest man alive.