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scottish version of 'the fast show'.
"directed by ian curtis"
REALLY QUITE FUNNY
my boss is neighbours withGet Shakes.
i keep seeing people i know in the audience. annoying. where was my fucking invite?
I wanted to get at Zane
Give iiiiiiiiit to the Featuuuuuuuures!
is a massive penis.
Two unknown young bands and one who've already had an album out and picked up a decent following.
but they nonetheless could do with/deserve the exposure.
The Features were signed to Sub Pop?
The Features were signed to Universal but got dropped after they refused to write a song for an advert or something.
but there was definitely a band causing a fuss called something like The Features a few years ago. That's The Way It's Meant To Be? A Million Ways To Sing The Blues?
Don't think they were ever on Sub Pop though.
they did stuff on island records/fierce panda offshoot temptation records. but then that fell apart.
they are fucking great.
they played a gig for us a the nite before this thingy.
they didn't play 'blow it out'
which annoyed me
a few years ago this felt like a genuinely alternative event where bands who usually aren't awarded for their efforts (remember when The Fall were given the lifetime acheivement award at this?) were given a platform for well-needed exposure. Now they've obviously been hijacked by the '4Music' marketing directors if they're going to 'honour' the revival-du-jour of Joy Division and have personality vacuums like Alex Zane presenting.
the electro award - they are quite good live, arrogant...
the shock my boss got when he realised they were his neighbours... is priceless. last mastercard.
i drunk now.
presenting it is proper irritating and i think the crowd watching good shows is made of cardboard.
Dead singer wins another award. Just great.
Peter Hook: "Unsigned bands, in thirty years time this could be you."
Unsigned bands: "oh well, McDonalds doesn't seem so bad now."
and new order are/were godlike so
i refer you to my comment down there
i still love you
we're in the grips of JD saturation at the moment, and at an awards ceremony where they're meant to be talking about new/progressing music to give the gong to a band who stopped decades ago seems a bit like a wasted opportunity.
seems like they were wanting to dedicate the award to a band who'd had a major influence on music.
and that's joy division innit.
ok, the likes of nme awards are gonna do the same but what were you expecting? that's not the main point of the diesel thingy. the features, get shakes, the clik clik and so on got some recognition. which is nice.
i don't know what my point is now.
i'm sure it was good.
what do you mean by that?
if you've got this sort of awards ceremony and you've got to decide who to give the Icon award to you have the opportunity to award and expose a band that have had a great influence on current music but aren't talked about so much. When The Fall got it a few years ago it felt like a great decision because they're not the sort of band you get waxed lyrical about a great deal on national TV, whereas at the moment you can't move for people talking about how great Joy Division were. i'm sure that people listening to Interpol/Editors/whoever have already found out about JD's influence somehow, whereas the age bracket that this programme are aiming at might not be so familiar with, oh i don't know, Television Personalities or The Damned or Scritti Politti or even someone more recent who had a profound affect on those who saw them like Mclusky or Life Without Buildings or something.
in other news, i missed Uffie :(
but I was thinking TV Personalities when I started reading your post.
Not entirely sure that Treacy could handle the ceremonial side of things, though.
"vaginal chips" in the advert?