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The last gig I went to...

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by HarperPR, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. scotpaulabear

    scotpaulabear Halfway up my own guitar, propping up another bar

  2. just jane

    just jane Computer stained fingers

    Some lovely pictures there Paula,do you mind if I borrow a couple?

    Im looking forward to her new band touring, my daughter has been obsessed with Charlotte Hatherly for ages.
  3. scotpaulabear

    scotpaulabear Halfway up my own guitar, propping up another bar

    No kidding! I'm looking forward to that twin girl guitar assault, especially as the new songs are quite full-on and dance-y RAWK :m3:

    And no probs borrowing pics, just credit me :biggrin:
  4. just jane

    just jane Computer stained fingers

    I will credit you but Im not sure it matters to 'Aunty Julia' who took them, shes so proud she just likes to see pictures of her looking happy doing her thing:biggrin:
  5. scotpaulabear

    scotpaulabear Halfway up my own guitar, propping up another bar

    Well then credit not necessary, just tell her I was having a great time taking them :biggrin:
  6. HarperPR

    HarperPR My destiny offers me up like a lamb

    Glastonbury rawked! :thumbup:

    Bloody hot and very tiring trying to run from one area to another to catch someone you wanted to see (missed Stornoway entirely :angry:) who clashed with someone else you wanted to see.

    Villagers were sublime (as always). London folk be sure to catch them in August when they play TUNNELS (not only Nick does 'em, then! :wink:), the ones at the Old Vic (am I the only person who didn't know they even had any tunnels???). Frankie and the Heartstrings, cool and funny. Area was rammed for Delphic's blinding set. Editors, just hypnotic to watch Tom (and not just because he is, erm, strangely attractive :wink:). Pet Shop Boys proved yet again that journos can make it in the music biz (am still humming Being Boring to myself) and it can be cool to wear foliage on top of your head. Big atmosphere in the Football Field for the England game, which I missed start of as Temper Trap were on (the cobbers were tight), and then left again, as did a lot of other people, after the third German goal.....

    Lots of good and amazing things about the weekend. We were meant to be leaving Saturday night as didn't want to camp, to go back to hotel and return to site Sunday lunchtime. Didn't quite work out as PSB were late and then there was so much happening at different spots. Ended up in someone's VIP tent (which had loos!) for part of the night and watching Craig Charles's funky stuff till past 3am when they got pulled, ha! No sleep and the heat and stuff Sunday....God, did I feel bad!....and then we left early yesterday evening to get to the hotel we didn't make night before. Thought I'd be exhausted, but awake until 4am today and then the journey back to London.

    And after all that...I still do not like festivals.
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  7. scotpaulabear

    scotpaulabear Halfway up my own guitar, propping up another bar

    The glorious Crosby Stills & Nash at the SECC in Glasgow. Horrible venue (and Crosby said they'd really love to play something more intimate next time - yes please!), but stunning gig. Plus by some fluke we bagged front row seats! :m3: Of the 4 gigs I've seen, everyone has IMHO gotten even better. Stills especially was on fire and looked fantastic... they're probably the only big-ticket band I'd see without question, they're really value for money.

    And I don't normally advocate this sort of thing but my guy let me stick my head into this pic of Stills during "Love the One You're With" - enjoy my nose hairs :D

  8. NoCelebrity

    NoCelebrity Aye lad, I knew you had it in you

    CSN & Maturity

    The old guys are really rockin'!

    SPB. You're hair is so bright it bled into the rest of the picture!:D
  9. scotpaulabear

    scotpaulabear Halfway up my own guitar, propping up another bar

    But my hair is actually natural blonde again (shocking, I know) :wink:
  10. aspwatterson

    aspwatterson The Unknown Soldier

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  11. SteveT

    SteveT Gracing the Bahamas in see through pyjamas

    I saw Jeff Beck in Bonn on Monday. Quite a strange gig really. Overall I enjoyed it as a night out out but it was an odd set of tunes that was played. Amongst the flamboyant guitarring on the up-tempo stuff (Rollin and Tumblin, Higher amongst others that I didn't know or can't remember) he did several slower covers. Beatles' Day in a life was quite interesting but there was also Somewhere Over The Rainbow, Nessun Dorma and Corpus Christi Carol - all of which sounded a bit "Hank Marvin" to me. There were one or two other ghastly touches such as a voice synthesizer, which, mercifully was only used briefly by the keyboard player on a couple of songs.

    Joe Bonamassa was the support but I only caught the last 15 minutes or so of that set so didn't really get into it much.
  12. dave w

    dave w Computer stained fingers

    Alan Moore @ The Old Vic Tunnels

    the tunnels are quite a way from the Old Vic BTW. At least 4 or 5 pubs.

    Not your average gig this one though, Alan Moore isn't your average popster.

    The venue could be described as dank. Or atmospheric. The tunnels have been open for about a year and have a hard-line minimalist decor. There's a bar and old cinema seating - I'd guess the capacity between 150 & 200.

    The lad Moore was in his finest Wizard togs and sat a table reading from Unearthing with backing from Crook & Flail (guitar, piano, noises) - think Electronic #1 by Hawkwind and you're in the right area.

    The reading spanned 3 45 minute sets and was very enjoyable, he has a distictive accent and delivery. The content covers the life of one his mates - Steve Moore - and their majickal adventures. Not sure if he's doing many more events like this but if he does, I'd recommend you catch him.

    Venue directions:The Old Vic Tunnels, Station Approach Road, SE1(next to WaterlooStation.) Exit the tube (all lines) into Waterloo mainline rail station. Near platform1 is an exit onto Station Approach Road, take this and turn right, walk allthe way down Station Approach Rd (100yds), venue entrance is on right justbefore the road goes under a bridge.
  13. HarperPR

    HarperPR My destiny offers me up like a lamb

    I love the Tunnels! Has real atmosphere - and good acoustics too. Must get Nick there.

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  14. SteveT

    SteveT Gracing the Bahamas in see through pyjamas

    I saw The Pretty Things last night. They were phenomenal from the opening bar (or was that the opening of the bar?). The rhythm section looked like they had a combined age of 12 but May and Taylor were no less sprightly. I haven't looked to see if they are out and about elsewhere at the moment but if they are - I would recommend them very highly.
  15. HarperPR

    HarperPR My destiny offers me up like a lamb

    Still stunned by Stornoway at Shepherds Bush last night. Saw them at Brookes in Oxford the other week and didn't think that could be topped, but this headliner 2000 sell out was pure joy and magic. Certainly one of my top 5 gigs of the year.

    The roof nearly came off after they did the first of two totally unplugged songs - in a venue that size and with complete and utter silence from the crowd too. 'Thanks for listening', lovely Brian said afterwards, in that sincere and unassuming way of his.

    Of course, everyone wanted Zorbing, and it came as the last song: with a balloon drifting around the galleries and a cascade of russet and green artificial autumnal leaves falling down from the roof to end. The full standing ovation they received more than justified.

    Everything worked. Lighting and effects; sound top quality.

    And how often do you see a backline of 7 guitars, banjo, drums, cello, double bass, violin, trumpet, piano, organ, computer aids all for one band!
  16. HarperPR

    HarperPR My destiny offers me up like a lamb

  17. pete c

    pete c I've got a zappy little nappy

    A lovely intimate evening on Friday with Boo Hewerdine at Leigh Folk Club, a mere 3 miles from my house.

    The resident group who opened where a bit too "sing along in an old lady's voice if you know the chorus" and the interval trio were a bit histrionic, and the folk club is not my ideal environment, I'm not quite ready for that (yet...), but Boo was very good indeed, a consummate songwriter and accomplished guitarist, but modest enough to invite a fan onstage to sing "footsteps fall" with him. And he made a great job of it too.

    Boo was also concerned that the folk club may have to shut as the present organisers were retiring, but was very pleased when he learned that a rather attractive lady was going to take it over.

    This was the first time I've seen Boo since about 1990, when he supported Richard Thompson at Manchester Free Trade Hall.

  18. Sadfish

    Sadfish I've got a zappy little nappy

    ditto to all the above except the distance was about 30 miles. ;)
  19. HarperPR

    HarperPR My destiny offers me up like a lamb

    Went to see this guy last night. Been picking up a buzz. Described by Sunday Times as 'one to keep a very beady eye on in 2011.' He is a bit interesting. It wasn't a work night for me, but a rare purely social event, but coming home found an invitation to talks with his management. Bit chuffed, have to say! :blushing:

    Three songs, three styles:
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  20. SteveT

    SteveT Gracing the Bahamas in see through pyjamas

    Bellowhead in Leamington on Saturday. I've seen Spiers and Boden several times and really enjoy them so wasn't sure how I would cope with the eleven piece version but they were really very good indeed. Great musicianship and arrangements all served up with a generous helping of humour. I loved it and the venue (Leamington Asembly) was great too.

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