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Oh, and Keith on Holiday!
The gig, that is.
I did for a bit.
And then I got bored. And hot.
And then I noticed it was 11.15 and I had to go home via Tesco so I hightailed it.
Am I wrong in the head?
You are the rightest writing person on DiS.
I dislike AC but there's no need to go on. Liking one song can't convert me. I think it's grass or the one about bees. The rest sounds like people wailing and messing about with instruments.
people who dislike AC! they're terrible and their new album is a mess. i put it away after one listen.
I don't think you could ever accuse Diver of being unfocussed with anything though?
Well, musically. I cane him at pool...
There were moments when I thought they were amazing and others when it doesn't work for me. Like the albums really. The amazing bits are worth waiting for though.
you left just before it got really good.
they played we tigers and purple bottle and keith harris on holiday.
the boring-ish bits were worth it for when they suddenly burst into to the craz, insanely fast, musical turrets type parts.
wouldn't put up with this from any other band so why these people? That doesn't sound like a good gig if you have to wait for exciting bits. Sounds like how I felt about the bloc party gig. I still didn't come away thinking they were amazing just regretting that I missed Mr Wolf's set.
I liked it as it was, boring bits included. And by boring bits I mean the parts were they were just making a kind of ambience, then just when you thought it was starting to drag they burst into a completely crazy fit of amazingness. If it was the mental exciting parts the whole way through it wouldn't have been half as good.
quite unique too so their amazing bits are really worth waiting for because nobody else does it like them. Plus I love the way they seem to have a constant sound all the way through and they slowly seem to mould every song out of this sound. I think that's what i'm trying to say.
that's exactly it, the amazing bits are really special and like nothing else. I liked that constant sound as well.
That beardy bloke at the front has the best job ever, just messing around with effects and making cool noises, it was like some guy just producing and mixing the whole band's sound live.
that was Jesus. He's in charge of the lighting isn't he?
I would go to church.
I was mostly transfixed with a little smile and only a couple of times did my mind wander to the subject of kebabs. It's amazing when they're all vocalising together
You mean there were quiet moments? You were still transfixed? BORING has a meaning Alien! Hmm it sounds quite good now. I've never seen a band that gently eased from song to song.
from ambient drone to crazed semi-dub accompanied vocal freakouts were good, no doubt. But I wanted MORE, y'know? There was too much 'meh' in there and not enough 'fuck ME's.
I am struggling to accurately convey, in words, what I think...
...maybe a good thing?
there were quiet ambient moments that were actually quite interesting and not all that boring, most of their old stuff is quite like that, you just have to be patient. Not all of them were that quiet either. It was amazing how they used their voices throughout the whole thing. not really comparable to bloc party playing their boring tracks.
used the word MEH
they've change their sound a hell of lot from two years ago, almost beyond recognition. Probably will be the same two years from now. I hope.
I saw the album last night and just bought it as a gamble. Listened this morning on the way to work. Not convinced right away, may take a few listens.
...what kind of music is it? Ambient noodlings and shouty bits? I don't like shouty bits...
...you weren't in a coma though. that's always a bonus.
hah, you looked genuinely confused when I asked why you weren't in hospital.
I saw them for the first time last week. Hadn't heard them before. It was ok but I wouldn't go out of my way to go back again. I found them quite boring and monotonous at some points. They were like Gong except without the good bits. I was well pissed off when they announced they were doing another twenty minutes.
I wouldn't leave a gig I'm not enjoying when I've went with someone else who's into them, even if they leave gigs during encores incase the bus turns up 15 minutes early ;-)
they are amazing and brilliant and they rule and i love them.
hooked on panda bear's solo album at the moment. he's the cute one. and he plays the drums.
if so i spat in your drinks.
...longish hair. Think i was wearing Converge or Isis tee.
And yes...the drinks are extortionate. I forgot to put a vodka in someones vodka and lemonade so someone paid Â£3.60 for half a small cup of lemonade, ice and a slice of lime. They may have got a straw. So count yourself lucky.
at least you actually get a pint for the Â£3.30, mean fiddler charge 3.50 for a CAN of RED SHITTING STRIPE. URGHhhh
about the same at scala. Â£4 on a saturday night though. But the people who go on saturdays (based on one shift) are willing to part with Â£45 for a bottle of moet, some even buy several bottles.
One more thing....in london after a gig...does anyone buy a bottle of water/coke for Â£2? Loads of people seem to do it and i just dont understand when everywhere has shops open at that time nearby to buy one for less than half the price.
Pint at Mean Fiddler venue (student's union) = Â£1.80. Water after gig = free from tap.
At the Apollo I think it was 2.00 for a can of Carling poured into a placcy glass, which is crap. Especially when it's Â£20 to get in.
Like the drug?
Everything is cheaper. I didnt even know there was an underground up north.
What type of cake? And is this a cake at a gig? Just stand and the front with a pint in one hand chomping on the cake in the other? I've bought a whole cake for 70p before. It was a bit shit mind but still.
I think it was from a co-op. Nothing fancy just a simple jam sponge type thing. The chocolate equivilent was about 20p more expensive.