WENDY! WENDY! WENDY!
blows my mind on every single listen. I think it's my most played song on itunes. Every single time I get shivers as fresh as the first time I heard it. Live it is even better.
All opinions though innit?
big and spawling that I don't think it "belongs" to any type of group at all.
Like someone else said, it's great that all different kinds of people make their way to a big field in the middle of nowhere and have a million different experiences. You can see nothing but trendy, of-the-moment bands, you can have a big bender and not remember who you saw, you can see the middle class pleasing bands or you can go to weird dance tents all the time. You can probably do something like take a workshop on how to make tents out of hemp and have the best time of your life...
Basically, in my opinion, other festivals may have a particular market or "belong" to a certain group of people, but Glastonbury belongs to nobody in particular and yet everyone at the same time and that is what makes is so great.
Stale bong water
The dregs of a pint originally costing £8.74
The little bit of wee made by a love torn teenage indie fan caught in two minds when Pete Doherty starts an "impromptu" gig on one side of the street and Noel Fielding spills all his cocaine on the other side....
It would be overpriced and after drinking a couple it would make you mumble "pillsketamin?" in a seedy drunk kind of way.
really good review of it too.
It's weird, it sounds (at the same time) *almost* like so many other things but also like nothing at all ever. Great album.
"I Dreamt.." is the best pop song I've heard in a long time.
is anywhere near No Kind Words, we're all in for a real treat. They played some new songs at Matter and, hard as it is to judge a song from one live hearing when swaying around after too much whiskey, they sounded great.
with proper love.
Thanks for listening.
and thought it was great, surprisingly so, somehow.
The crowd was an odd mix- a lot of pissed up wankers "having it" and falling about the place and a few of those people who look like they get out to a gig once a year- you know who I mean.
El Guincho was fucking awesome as well.
Here's a review on my blog- http://itsnotforthecock.dlpwd.co.uk/ (>JAG<- is that even a jag?)
I really want to go to the Brixton date for Dana and Holy Fuck alone, but every time I've seen Foals I've gone with low expectations and left even more disapointed
that I won't be able to make this. Good work on the line up though :)
if I voted MIA or J fo, both did well though.
Bit surprised about Mystery Jets..
was all about the dance tent: Holy Fuck, Crystal Castles, SMD, Digitalism and (on FR) J fo. Posiibly the best day overall actually...
I really love this.
Some fair points made in the review, but I think the album stands up and is really an 8 or 9.
should be another cracker with any luck.
they would eb "recording" when they booked the tour? Also, all but London is a bit of a kick in the teeth for any fans anywhere else.
-No Direction Home(?) was great. A really good variety of acoustic/electric stuff and some fantastic versions. The Brand New Leopard Skin Pill Box Hat version was great- amazingly slow and bluesy.
and photos, go on it quite a bit too lookey at nottingham gigs.
I love JF as well so no funny biznizz there.
Good review, really wish I could have gone.
gone from Nottingham Rock City in December to Rescue Rooms now, I went and left early as it was pretty dire and they couldn't muster up the presence to fill the hall at all..
hated the Ting Tings, no?
Oh wait, no I don't.
Agreed that Leeds 07 was pretty poor.
Not Even Jail was, as said, pretty bloody epic. I thought the gig had a really good amount of people to get a good atmosphere despite not selling out.
in every way
On the way going form Nottingham, we were fine while I was driving then Lauren (happyhandsclub or something similar) took over and we ended up in Bristol city centre. I'm not blaming anyone but the person navigating though.
It started to rain, our apparently amazing mix CD didn't work and we ended up going through lots of tiny little villages looking for a motorway of any description. We kept pulling over to ask people for directions but nobody knew/was willing to help the annoying festival lot.
It was still a massive laugh though.
I don't know, I'm actually quite confused thinking about what was the better gig. I'd say Interpol, probably. What do you reckon?
I was genuinly very impressed and the fact that the singer reminds me of Jason Lee from My name is Earl didn't harm matters either..
A lazy comparison.
"the sort of whinging burr that’d confuse the fuck out of The Twilight Sad's James Graham"
Just fuelling the machine...or getting fuelled by the machine?
British Sea Power
Really like this band even after all these years!
thought this about Alex Turner winning Break through Act...
Mojo all over really isn't it? Weller/Zeppelin/Sex Pistols..
but almost every time I've seen them live, they havn't quite lived up to the first time I saw them around the start of last year.I always hope that they do, but in the end it's just not been the same as that wonderful time I popped my Metronomy cherry...
uttuer bollocks at dot to dot, highlighted by the fact that they were wedged between The Mae Shi and Dan Deacon(both fucking immense)
was so shit. She apparently sound checked and everything then pulled out last minute. She should get a grip.
about Lionheart Brothers. I was at the gig at thought it was fantastic.
Are a band I love. Great pick, I think the times about right for them to get a bit of actual attention. I'm trying to think who they sound like. Nobody really.
Good choices in general.