(although he has the same initials)
To witness Forward Russia at the Addingham mudpit on Saturday. It was cold and wet and the tent wasn't particularly full, but FR were still damn good. I also concluded the following:
- They all looked a little stunned at being on stage actually playing music.
- IMHO the songs from their 2nd album work far better live than on cd.
- In the battle between Tom's nose and his microphone, the microphone was the clear winner. Blood everywhere!
- Whiskas is shorter than I previously realised. Perhaps the rain shrunk him?
A) Super Furry Animals.
are a bit rubbish really, so I wouldn't put too much faith in their figures.
Sky Larkin's Nottingham gig is tomorrow :)
I've found out where Escucha is now too. Apparently it used to be 'Cabaret', and before that it was the Old Vic.
Anyone else going?
Hope they remember to bring their synth this time...
never heard of it before.
but why let the facts get in the way of a good story ey?
of this - Mr OiNK is now back home.
I do distinctly remember my mate Will telling Martin post-gig in the beer tent that he thought their sound was very influenced by Kasabian! Miraculously, no punches were thrown :)
Anyway, they were absolutely one of the highlights of the festival. Outdone only by Jon Gomm's awesomeness & of course the giant Legomen scratching along to Don't Believe the Hype.
This years line-up was perhaps a bit sketchy in parts, but there was more than enough to keep me happy all day.
As for the queues, I don't think they were significantly worse than in 2006.
Last year it was impossible to see The Klaxons unless you'd got into Stealth 2 hours previous, this year they had similar problems albeit continuing through to the DJ's.
And perhaps due to the rainy commute from Rock City, The Social was never over-full, whereas last year I twice had to queue up the stairs to see bands. This year I didn't have to queue once to get in to see a band all day. Maybe I just like unpopular bands :)
There is obviously an issue with accommodating the crowds post-midnight. Perhaps next year we could just round up all those waiting in queues and hold an impromptu rave in the newfangled Market Square!
to play the new stadium because they'll have some support acts, who will obviously take to the stage earlier :)
an insurance scam to me! :P
really should attend this, because Buen Chico are just pure aceness. :)
The energy in that record is immense. Their later stuff (after the 1st album) is too mellow for my liking.
It's still good, mind.
Usually the 'greatest hits' is either the first album of an established artist that you buy, or it's (in theory) the last one.
Either way you're basically wasting your money. If you like the GH enough, then you're going to buy the proper albums anyway.
And if you already own the proper albums then in buying a GH album you're effectively paying good money for a bunch of tracks that you already own. Plus a token new (rubbish) track tacked on the end just to lure in the completists.
Not a Stuart Cable tribute album then? :(
Tarquin number three joined :(
picking on the paedophile
but his hotels still fucking suck though.
...because Noddy won't pay the ransom! :D
JJ72 were a great band. They made two fantastic albums and were also brilliant live.
seems to have been involved in nearly every football song ever recorded.
definitely an entertaining review, so thumbs up for that. And bile (in reviews)is always fun.
especially about Raoul. Both are fun, disposable catchy pop tunes.
I don't think they're bad live either - although their overblown hyperactivity does start to grate after a while.
looks like Martin Clunes
go and see all-girl punk band The Smears at the Old Angel. Much like Frosties, they're great :D
I'm gonna (try to) go to Glasto next year, and I'll go and see Kylie because she's ace. And she used to be in Neighbours!
I bet you lot were the miserable sods who didnt go and see Rolf Harris either. Shame on you for being so self-richeously dull.
missed a couple of bands off! :P
the schedule here...
Its all colour-coordinated and stuff so you can see which bands clash etc :)
'Arctic Chunkeys' :)
Well, its no worse than that crap monkey/tree effort, and is slightly more poetic that "Fat one off of Arctic Monkeys stays at home"
Yay woohoo etc. Saw him at a packed-out gig at The Fenton (yes, about 30 people were there).
The man is a genius, despite looking suspiciously like Badly Drawn Boy.
a few great bands on there, but I can see myself spending a lot of time at the unsigned tent, and the Carling tent listening to bands I've not heard of before.
seen them three times now, and the first two times (Supporting Muse, then in Leeds Fest Carling tent)they were brilliant, but last year at Leeds Fest they bored me senseless. They just didn't seem to have any enthusiasm or energy.
Lets hope they get back to their Panzer-Attacking best :D
The Sensational Brian Harvey Band!
(60's reference in E17 thread shocker!)
They live inside the hubcaps do they not? :)
Someday I hope to write headlines for DIS :D
Is the perfect soundtrack to the World Cup...
The nation begins with the optimism of [b]'I want the World'[/b] (Cup). As the England team head for the airport we 'Wish em all away' and hope that 'The Good Will (not get knocked) Out'. everyone is united as 'One Big Family' as the pictures are beamed aroud the world by 'Satellites'.
After an inauspicious start, Robinson's excellent 'Keeping' ensures that we have
'Drawn (nil-nil) From Memory' - it was clear that 'Three (points) is the magic number' if we're not going to 'Make it Last' in the group. All of a sudden, boy 'Wonder' Rooney gets the ball and (scores) 'Out of Nothing'. Meanwhile, as England set their aims to 'Higher Sights', there's 'Fireworks' on that stands as the fans are up to their usual 'Hooligan' antics.
Soon the 'End is Near', but as long as England keep hitting the 'Target', when its all 'Over', they will 'Celebrate' their 'Glorious Day'. The whole team is 'Sainted' for ending the tournament in the 'Perfect Way'.
Or they'll be told 'Now You're Nobody', but 'There's no use crying', most of the players are 'Still so Young'. 'Its gonna take time', but 'Many will learn', and 'Happiness will get you in the end', maybe in World Cup 2010!
Yes, I am very bored. Sorry :)
[b]Just keep going and going[/b]. Good luck to em
'Moving to LA' :)
us Radiohead fans are known to be miserable sods, but this really isn't helping my happy bunny factor! :P
of Time trying to get tickets from the WASTE site at the moment. It's deader than a dodo!
Is from Derby, and his parents came to my mum's birthday. Such are the glamourous rock 'n roll circles in which I mix :)
Not the album - the preview.
Really, next time you should just rate the tracks using smiley faces, stars, and glitter :)
It's a great track from an ace band. I'm really looking forward to their new album.
for a few more beards in rock :)
We should force-feed them McFly! Bwahahahaha!
Maybe that would be too cruel?... nah! :D