you could listen to it and then form an opinion afterwards? Just a thought.
Informative, yes. Thought-provoking, yes. But to complain that Optimus Prime wasn't in the list is the most bizarre commet I've read for a while.
is the bloke from the Fratellis really called Mince? As that's slang for "rubbish", it seems hilariously apt
Hope this helps.
Other than that, all I can muster is an enormous LOL
I've seen that photo before and assumed you were at work. How can anyone look that bored when they're in the pub?
When I saw the headline I assumed the story was going to be "205 users online earlier this afternoon!" and thought, "I know DiS's news features can occasionally be a bit tenuous, but come on..."
Well done, by the way. Good luck tomorrow.
It were incredible.
I do like them an awfy lot.
Wasn't Chris Holmes the guitarist from WASP? Can't wait to hear his sensitive reworking of Mazzy Star...
Only its title dates it.
Blimey. I remember when they did the "0-60 in Five Years" boxset, with every release from the singles club. I just got the sampler, though.
Other great SD bands include Samurai Seven, Eeebleee and Beulah - who, despite being from San Francisco or thereabouts, seemed to play the Point every other week and yet I NEVER went to see them. I regret it now.
Truly, SCARTER's is the post that keeps on giving.
1) First post
2) Username which indicates that the poster has signed up specifically to defend a favourite artist from embittered DiSers
3) Typing in capitals
4) Laughably dumb opinions
This post ought to be taught in "Music Board Trolling 101." It's a work of perfection.
(on the same bill as twentysixfeet) and they were INCREDIBLE. I was genuinely upset that I couldn't make it to Oxford for their last show.
If it's sold out, it's still listed
Can someone translate this for me please?
of Kanye bumrushing the stage to complain that he didn't win Best Video, yelling "If I don't win, your awards show loses credibility." Have some DIGNITY, yo.
but there's a difference between Borders putting on some singer-songwriters once a year and becoming a full-time venue (just one example - I'm sure there are other places that'd be more willing)
it does sound from this as though Oxford is going down the shitter.
I'm dismayed but unsurprised by that rumour about the tile shop. The downstairs was a decent size for smaller bands, and a good stepping stone, but I can't imagine AMG would be happy running a smallish venue when they can pack more people in.
There's the Cellar, but as for other small venues - Port Mahon's tiddly and a bit far out of the centre... is the Jericho still going?
especially the last one. The beauty of the Zodiac - at least when I lived in Oxford a few years ago - is that you didn't have to have a national profile to play there.
First the Point closes to make way for a sports bar, now the Zodiac's going to fuck.
so nothing before 2000. "Stories..." is a great album, anyway.
this makes me sad because I heard them for the first time last night and thought they were GREAT. they're not allowed to split up just as I become aware of them :(
Every time I look under the Blood Brothers section in an HMV/Virgin - if it even HAS a Blood Brothers section - the CD says "ORIGINAL CAST RECORDING"
gonna look in Camden Fopp at lunchtime. www.fopp.co.uk has it for cheaper than Amazon
and dead wrong about Maximo Park. The album's too dull to even listen to all the way through.
That's the most middle-class boyband EVER.
I was wavering over whether to get this - the piss-poor two-minute coverage on Newsnight didn't give me much of an idea of what to expect, and I don't have digital TV. You just made the decision for me, though.
so even he's not immune.
I quite like musicians with fake names. It quite often gives them a much-needed air of wit and glamour. Just look at pretty much everyone on the 70s NY punk scene...
Surely that's irrelevant. You don't need to have met someone or have an extensive knowledge of their background to form an opinion of their music.
Different writers have different opinions. One bloke gave Kid A 4 out of 10. He may well still think it's shit, but some other people who write for DiS think it's a classic. It's not that hard a concept to get your head around.
Also, "Letting Off The Happiness" beats "Fevers and Meers" into a cocked hat
and that it has a wider range of styles and influences on it than this compilation, it's not unreasonable to suggest that it sums it up better
It made me weep too
And I did say "some critics can seem like they're trying too hard, and losing sight of the music", a category I'd put a large wodge of Pitchfork writers into.
"Writing about other people doing things cos I can't" - plenty of reviewers are also making music themselves. Even if they're not, writing about music isn't an inferior skill to writing music.
"It's a public information service, not an art" - a good review ticks both boxes.
Writing about music can be just as original, creative and inspiring as being a musician. Exhibit A = Drowned in Sound. And while some critics can seem like they're trying too hard, and losing sight of the music (Careless Talk Costs Lives occasionally fell into this trap) I'd rather read something that's aiming to be a piece of good writing in its own right.
Also, to be blunt and sweeping, most musicians who carp about critics being stupid are making dull, uninspired, uninspiring music that deserves the kicking it's been given.