and I should say youve pretty much nailed it. I have to say I went to the flaming lips instead of gorillaz but after the parrk everything seemed a little bit less special.
probably someone who doesnt like radiohead hacked it, and complained about the way they were promoting themselves.
the terry riley tribute at friday lunchtime: genius.
its a fair criticism that coldplay et al arent 'edgy' either - but fuck, Springsteen, Neil Young and Blur are still hella popular on these forums, let alone amongst 'hipper' crowds- both have enjoyed a resurgence with recent groups aping their style. And as someone pointed out earlier- theres more than two stages. Last year on non-main stages I saw stars, spiritualized, caribou and the national- MGMT (twice!), British Sea Power, Battles, Holy Fuck, Foals. Put these as headliners on any other festival and this site would be jizzing praise and hype till the cows come home. I've always been a supporter of the festival-its provided probably my favourite experiences music wise and generally out of any festival, short of Venn (which was probably the best festival in the country at its peak before its sudden demise, and so totally different an event to be almost irrelevant to this debate). I agree the price is a bit steep and cutting back on the main stage headliners budget (and a return of some crustiness) would probably make the whole thing more palatable. But come on, I cant believe were having this argument AGAIN this year.
I feel I acessed seans mind on those cold lonely nights of mental wandering.
"sexism, homophobia, Japanese History, maybe the Phillipines, i dont know much about the Phillipines, i just think; "Shoes""
Perhaps a reference to Imelda Marcos, famed for her shoe collection. Maybe a reference to her acknowledgement of the fact most of her shoes were probably made by small children from there.
but then again I'm probably still in denial that any one human beings output for the past 15 years can make this little sense.
but I dont know if I can yet.
is cycling down to the centre of town one hot afternoon listening to 'Tanglewood Numbers' for the first time.
the rest ew.
I'm not ruling it out altogether but come on. Theres been faaar to much FB on here of late and you know it.
its just the past year has just been 'DIS LIKES FUCK BUTTONS FUCK BUTTONS FUCK BUTTONS CAN YOU HEAR US WE SAID WE LIKE FUCK BUTTONS'. and its a bit annoying. Like in the Supersonic review an extra 100 words or so were put aside for yet another of their performances, while Harvey Milk's FIRST UK PERFORMANCE EVER (as far as I'm aware) had to make do with what the rest of the acts got, which shows a concerning lack of priorities.
As much as I like them DiS has basically destroyed any value a positive review would have by simply bumming them crazy to the point of groupiness and beyond. Which is a shame as I actually like the format and concept behind this article. Perhaps it would be better to do someone like Xiu Xiu or Sufjan or TV on the Radio...
PS: How could you not mention Yellow swans here. tut.
Totally what I expected yet at the same time really really fresh.
And I came in here looking for Oasis fanboy drama....
and stuff like this is bound to come out the woodwork.
Its not totally cack. Its just a bit bland.
Islaja is brilliant.
them and fuck buttons in montreal tomorrow night.
EXPLOSIONS IN THE PIE!
sounds amazing. I wonder who else he's got in?
= massive LOL
its just sloppy, instead of being really tight.
but cant help feeling that harvey milk set deserved an extended review more than fuck buttons, who have more DiS reviews and backing than you can shake a stick at.
i think I love you. This man keeps 'political' music in the dark ages.
:(, and I live really close.
But THIS year, twas an absolute pleasure, wheeling a little handmade cart along country lanes to a friends house for a bbq.
they didnt actually write Open field.
Okay, so it probably isnt. But it gives me an excuse to post this peice of venn-induced hype.
It will be sooo much better.
but I reckon its booze. When I saw him live and from virtually everyone else Ive heard from at different gigs, he was frequently wasted on stage. I hope its not anything like this though.
an 'On a Friday' gag.
Its an 'arts collective' that sells tea and stuff...