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THE VICHY GOVERNMENT album launch party July 19th

On July 19th at the Portland we are holding a special launch party for the Vichys new album which will be on sale at the gig.

The Vichy Government and Micropenis will be playing plus a final not metal, classic rock, punk or post hardcore band TBC in the next few days,
There will be cakes!
There will be a FREE white elephant stall where you can get lots of cool stuff. If you have any items to donate please bring them along. You can swap your unwanted for new junk.
There will probably be films and stuff,
There will be good interset tunes,
There will be free things for every attendee,
It will cost just 3!

Hopefully there will be some of you not at Truck or Lattitude and can make it.

Published by Silent Rob at 12:48pm on Sun 6th July 2008. Viewed 8,783 times.
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Wahey!!! Bring back the method not movement!

Published by FreshHell (not active) at 1:14pm on Sun 6th July 2008.

Truck/Latitude weekend strikes me as a really bad weekend to do this. I can think of about 20 people who would come to this who will be at either of the two festies...

Published by simon_b (not active) at 1:18pm on Sun 6th July 2008.

I'll be there . . . that makes 1.

Published by joosypigeon at 1:24pm on Sun 6th July 2008.

Shame about the clash, but good luck - sounds like a fun evening, what with the cake and stalls and stuff.

Published by Jude 1 (not active) at 1:39pm on Sun 6th July 2008.

I will be going for some of the event. Can we have eternal Sunshine of the spotless mind :D

Published by Miss Sunshine (not active) at 2:14pm on Sun 6th July 2008.

I reckon the original version of The Andromeda Strain would work brilliantly for a Dead Media projection type thing.

Published by Robadob at 2:43pm on Sun 6th July 2008.

I've had the date booked for months before we knew about truck, and if I moved it I wouldn't be able to sat another saturday until long after the album had been launched. So we're going ahead anyway and having a party. You legally need at least 5 people to have a party, and I know that there will be at least that just with the bands and soundman and I am going to enjoy myself no matter what.

The Andromeda Strain might work because it is very bright, lots of clincal whites. We've used dark films before but they don't give enough light and makes the room look gloomy. Eternal Sunshine isn't very visually exciting enough except the woman's blue hair and trippy bit near the end. Plus I think it is a massively overrated film. But it's basically the Vichys gig so they get a choice of film (assuming we decide to have films). Jamie will probably choose some 60's arthouse flick co written by Harold Pinter.

The Jesus Christ Rhythm Method cannot play until the dimensions meet in the proper positions. Diana Ross and the Psychedelic Child Molesters can't play until world peace is declared (excepting clause B). Besides Matt will be at latitude fest. JCRM's "Jeff Buckley is Still Dead" or DRPM Sister Ray would loose something without him.

Published by Silent Rob at 3:11pm on Sun 6th July 2008.
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I never realised Diana Ross and the Psychedelic Child Molesters actually had a name.

Published by Robadob at 3:37pm on Sun 6th July 2008.

I'm really excited, what kind of cakes will there be?

Published by Russell Taysom at 3:39pm on Sun 6th July 2008.

They did. Chris Johnson came up with (most of) the name.

Published by Silent Rob at 3:39pm on Sun 6th July 2008.

You legally need at least 5 people to have a party, and I know that there will be at least that just with the bands and soundman and I am going to enjoy myself no matter what.

The Tories reckon you need 10 and some repetitive beats. Bastards.

Published by simon_b (not active) at 3:42pm on Sun 6th July 2008.

I'm sure (edit: imagine) a sequence could be written of beats which are not repetitive, in that the beat used is very slightly different to the last, and the period from the last beat a few milliseconds separate and different so as to be argued in law as not being repetitive. But it would take a lot of work, and probably exceed the memory of a lot of sequencers, unless the songs were really short (edit: but i don't really know what i'm talking about) :D

Published by Miss Sunshine (not active) at 4:10pm on Sun 6th July 2008.

Last time I made cakes Holly and I spent an evening decorating them with punk rock slogans. The cakes on this night will probably on a similar theme.

Published by Silent Rob at 4:28pm on Sun 6th July 2008.

I'm sure (edit: imagine) a sequence could be written of beats which are not repetitive, in that the beat used is very slightly different to the last, and the period from the last beat a few milliseconds separate and different so as to be argued in law as not being repetitive. But it would take a lot of work, and probably exceed the memory of a lot of sequencers, unless the songs were really short (edit: but i don't really know what i'm talking about) :D

Autechre released a track to coincide with the 1994 criminal justice act called Flutter, which had no repetitive beats.

Published by simon_b (not active) at 4:33pm on Sun 6th July 2008.

You could very easily make a completely random set of beats with a sample and hold feature. Although the randomness would negate any dancing and you could augue that they aren't actually beats at all.

There are a ton of 1990's ambient records from the likes of FSOL and The Orb which don't have any beats at all.

Published by Silent Rob at 4:40pm on Sun 6th July 2008.

Autechre released a track to coincide with the 1994 criminal justice act called Flutter, which had no repetitive beats.

And Confield in 2001, which, if there's any repetitive beats in there, I certainly can't find them.

Published by Robadob at 4:44pm on Sun 6th July 2008.

Autechre released a track to coincide with the 1994 criminal justice act called Flutter, which had no repetitive beats. Ah yes, from 'Anti'. It's a shame about the repetitive Orb like pads on it, otherwise Flutter could be a really great track :)

Have you heard 'Environments'? I love Future Sound Of London, and would like to say nice things about it, what with it being 10 years since they made anything listenable, but can't :(

Published by Miss Sunshine (not active) at 4:51pm on Sun 6th July 2008.

Last time I made cakes Holly and I spent an evening decorating them with punk rock slogans.

Ladyfest cakes! I have photos of these on my mobile, but unfortunately can't find an obvious way of uploading these from mobile to laptop, otherwise I'd post them. They were great!

Published by Jude 1 (not active) at 4:54pm on Sun 6th July 2008.

I fully intend to create an effigy of myself to symbolise my disgust at my inability to attend this event. Toss.

Published by Matt Abysmal at 10:56pm on Sun 6th July 2008.

We could put the effigy on the stall at the end of the night as a star item.

Published by Silent Rob at 9:19am on Mon 7th July 2008.

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Published by Robbiebarr (not active) at 12:44pm on Mon 7th July 2008.

People seldom get the chance to miss seeing The Vichy Government these days. This rare opportunity to do so is clearly too good to let pass by.

Published by saline drip at 3:14pm on Mon 7th July 2008.

It's not five people to have a party it's five tins of cider. tories need 10.

Published by Russell Taysom at 5:52pm on Mon 7th July 2008.

I thought one of my teeth had gone rotten this morning but I hope it's just stained from tea. Rob, did you say the other night that the guy from Wave 67 is called Dave 67 or is hat an entirely false memory?

Published by Russell Taysom at 11:01am on Tue 8th July 2008.

he used to be called dave67, but has recently undergone gender realignment surgery and now wishes to be known as glenda67

Published by zigaboo modeliste (not active) at 12:31pm on Tue 8th July 2008.

I can't remember mentioning anyone from Wave 67 on Saturday, but I did mention a very good pop band called 586. Maybe I should book every early 90's acid house band in the world ever so as to have a lot of confusing numbers on the bill. Such as Opus 3, 808 State, System 7, 2rd 3, Apollo 440, SL2.

Published by Silent Rob at 1:57pm on Tue 8th July 2008.

With luck, the Micropenis set will take place at the same time that they are being played "on the radio" in New Zealand again. If so, their True Genius may become known and accepted by all.

Published by saline drip at 4:19pm on Wed 9th July 2008.

Kind of like if the entire population of India jumped in the air at once it would cause an earthquake sort of thing? I approve. We should organise a syncronised watches nationwide playing of Commie Students at the same time just to see what happens.

Published by Silent Rob at 7:04pm on Wed 9th July 2008.

I've definitely got plenty of old Cash Cow cds to ditch on the white elephant stall...hope I don't end up with more junk than I come with though. Really looking forward to seeing the Vichy Government though.

Published by Russell Taysom at 12:29am on Fri 11th July 2008.

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Published by Robbiebarr (not active) at 12:35am on Fri 11th July 2008.

I want a Cash Cow CD! Will swap for an effigy of me and/or a pencil sharpener that looks like a frigate.

Teehee. I said 'frigate'.

Published by Matt Abysmal at 12:57am on Fri 11th July 2008.

Anything can go on the White Elephant stall. Anything left at the end of the night will be forced on attendees, like flyering but bigger and better.

Published by Silent Rob at 12:00pm on Fri 11th July 2008.

I have an *actual* (ornament) white elephant. But it's too nice to contribute to this...

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Published by Jude 1 (not active) at 12:16pm on Fri 11th July 2008.

What is this White Elephant? Can we have pictures....

Published by Miss Sunshine (not active) at 12:16pm on Fri 11th July 2008.

We now have a pleasing pile of stuff to go on the White Elephant stall. Please don't forget to bring something to add.

Published by Silent Rob at 5:52pm on Mon 14th July 2008.

what what what???

Published by Miss Sunshine (not active) at 6:01pm on Mon 14th July 2008.

I've found cool old fanzines to go on the stall.

Published by Russell Taysom at 7:14pm on Mon 14th July 2008.

Ive found a dead hedgehog

Published by joosypigeon at 8:18pm on Mon 14th July 2008.

I've got 20 heineken glasses you can have.

Published by Doris (not active) at 8:21pm on Mon 14th July 2008.

Please donate anything you like.

Published by Silent Rob at 5:43pm on Tue 15th July 2008.

I want to take my house in Over for the white elephant stall since the price has gone through the toilet...

Published by Miss Sunshine (not active) at 9:06pm on Tue 15th July 2008.

It turns out that the album very much in question will indeed be "officially" "released" next monday. This wasn't known when the gig was booked.

Published by saline drip at 3:10pm on Wed 16th July 2008.

You will all be disappointed to learn that I have been strongly dissuaded from doing a set of improvised feedback noise (with a selection of willing accomplices) as the opening act. Damn. We had a name and everything.

There WILL still be three acts at this gig though, promise.

Published by Silent Rob at 3:31pm on Thu 17th July 2008.
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That's confident.

Published by saline drip at 3:53pm on Thu 17th July 2008.

"You will all be disappointed to learn that I have been strongly dissuaded from doing a set of improvised feedback noise (with a selection of willing accomplices) as the opening act. Damn. We had a name and everything."

WHAT??? BY WHOM I DEMAND TO KNOW!!!!! Thats probably the best way to fill an empty slot in a line-up in 2008.

Published by FreshHell (not active) at 4:15pm on Thu 17th July 2008.

the soundman i bet.

Published by General lee at 4:16pm on Thu 17th July 2008.

Can you be persuaded that you should do it? That sounds great. What name did you have?

Published by Russell Taysom at 8:28pm on Thu 17th July 2008.

Substantia Innominata are still available if anyone would like to book us for emperors new clothes noise. We have at least two members so far, and will have more should we be bothered to ask around. Tunes, dynamics and any prior rehearsing will be sackable offenses.

Anyway...

Published by Silent Rob at 10:10pm on Thu 17th July 2008.

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Published by Robbiebarr (not active) at 10:30pm on Thu 17th July 2008.

I may not be on internet tomorrow so one final plug:

TOMORROW:

3 for three quite wonderful acts. That's 1 each, an event rarely seen since the Monkey House gigs in 1998. Not one drummer on the bill, or indeed a single guitar. There will be no improvised noise but Micropenis are doing new songs and a surprise cover, plus the Vichys are playing which is always great.

We have a HUGE BOX full of terrible books, very cool CD's, cheesy videos (I strongly suspect Lee will claim Orgy of The Dead), nausiatingly AWFUL ornaments, board games, Miss Sunshines House, and general miscellanious STUFF. And a free gong. We even have a cuddly toy. Plus whatever fanzines, cash cow CD's and other stuff people bring. All FREE so long as you don't take the piss and claim the whole stall.

I am making cakes tomorrow and have nice red icing.

I've not decided on the films yet but I am thinking of The Time Machine and one other 60's techicolour 50's sci fi masterpeice unless Jamie has any ideas.

There will be fairy lights and Russell has just informed me there will be a large picture of Jesus in the room.

I pity you poor souls at Truck and Latitude for missing the gig of the year. If you would like to repent I will even let you in for free if you give in your tickets in at the door and say a quick prayer of apology.*

*Legal note. This offer only refers to unused 2008 full weekend Truck Festival (in Oxford UK) or full weekend 2008 Latitude (wherever it is) tickets. Don't try and palm off creased previous years tickets, or used bus tickets. I'm going to lose enough on this as it is without smug so and so's trying to be clever.

Published by Silent Rob at 10:31pm on Thu 17th July 2008.

I have a Furby that goes through a big muff pedal... would this be of any use....I can compress this to remove ANy dynamic range

I circuit bent a Furby once. It sounded great, but not as great as my bent Japanese talking robot which said "Konaichiwa!". Unfortunately I tried to be clever and add more glitch switches to them both and fried the circuits. Learning when to stop is a good thing sometimes.
Furbys are a nightmare to get into and usually end up stuck back together with gaffa tape. Although it is very relaxing to burn the fur off with a lighter.

Published by Silent Rob at 10:34pm on Thu 17th July 2008.
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by tomorrow you mean saturday right? unless you do mean tomorrow as in friday? which would be even better

Published by Rahaha at 10:40pm on Thu 17th July 2008.

Err yes, it's SATURDAY. Not tomorrow. I'm going to bed now.

Published by Silent Rob at 10:49pm on Thu 17th July 2008.

And the end shall be signalled by the breaking of a twig. (Utterly random Red Krayola reference.)

Published by saline drip at 5:27pm on Fri 18th July 2008.

did you say there will be TWIGGLETS ! :)

Published by joosypigeon at 5:29pm on Fri 18th July 2008.

I think there will be red Resistance cakes. Eghh, twiglets and cakes!!!

Published by Miss Sunshine (not active) at 5:34pm on Fri 18th July 2008.

yum! :)

Published by joosypigeon at 5:40pm on Fri 18th July 2008.

You can buy your own twiglets from the FULLY LICENSED BAR. I've spent enough money on icing, balloons, charity shop tat and room hire.

Cakes are actually going to be blue now although there might be some red ones depending how drunk I get tonight at the decorating session. Clairee pointed out that it will look a bit like the 1992 general election if I mix them.

This is TOMORROW (actually) now. Three acts! Three pounds!

Published by Silent Rob at 6:59pm on Fri 18th July 2008.

Are you sure its tomorrow? :)

Published by joosypigeon at 7:02pm on Fri 18th July 2008.

I am going to dig a hole in the ground and pretend to be an ostrich until saturday afternoon in shame. I also nearly killed Johnny Cash 30 years ago. I'm a violent ostrich see.

Published by Silent Rob at 7:04pm on Fri 18th July 2008.

I'm emerging to reveal that our SURPRISE SECRET third popstar act has just done a mailout revealing that he is doing a special metal, classic rock, punk / post hardcore set.

Published by Silent Rob at 8:04pm on Fri 18th July 2008.

Im excited! :)

Published by joosypigeon at 8:12pm on Fri 18th July 2008.

Is that 'DJ' related? I'd like for there to be a SEMI LICENCED BAR selling drinks between 7.43 and 7.44 and semi-automatic weaponry for the remainder of the evening. Even arms dealers need love :D

Published by Miss Sunshine (not active) at 8:26pm on Fri 18th July 2008.

If you hide away Srob then I'll steal all the cakes :D hehe... they look and smell really yummy :) I think everyone should go tomorrow just for cake!! :)

Published by Clairee at 9:48pm on Fri 18th July 2008.

If I get super inspired I might drop a box of glasses off before I go to work. Saves me taking them to the charity shop. Don't hold your breath though, the fuckers are still in the garage at work.

Published by Doris (not active) at 3:54am on Sat 19th July 2008.

hands up who's going?

Published by Miss Sunshine (not active) at 4:29pm on Sat 19th July 2008.

Me !

Published by General lee at 4:31pm on Sat 19th July 2008.

Me (with or without any tat -- not sure).

Published by bad-timing at 5:06pm on Sat 19th July 2008.

I liked that Cocaine Jihad remix wot UM did :)

Published by Miss Sunshine (not active) at 9:53pm on Sat 19th July 2008.

its certainly interesting

Published by General lee at 10:16pm on Sat 19th July 2008.

I missed UM :(

Published by joosypigeon at 1:05am on Sun 20th July 2008.

Cocaine Jihad remix by self-styled "knob-jockeys" Vacuum On Vacuum, formely active round these parts.

Published by HarryGibbons at 10:14am on Sun 20th July 2008.

What happened to VoV? They did a gig ages ago at USSC that I really enjoyed (even if virtually no one was there).

Published by Miss Sunshine (not active) at 3:01pm on Sun 20th July 2008.

Published by HarryGibbons at 7:15pm on Sun 20th July 2008.

Hmmm. Difficult to tell, they haven't logged onto Myspace for 18 months!

Weird but true, one of the items I took from the White Elephant was New Scientist 13 October 2007, on pp 54-57 is an article entitled 'Cheating Death' about various methods of, err, death. I wonder if this had any direct relevance to the opening piece by The Vichy Government yesterday?

Published by Miss Sunshine (not active) at 7:20pm on Sun 20th July 2008.
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I was impressed that Jamie managed to remember the whole monologue without a notepad. Even John Cale needed a lectern with printed notes to do "The Gift" live.

I also very much enjoyed Um's set of new stuff and rarities, then General Lee made Russell's bass sound like the deepest doom metal band in the world. This is a good thing, I've never seen them so loud and noisy.

I am also gobsmacked that enough people came that I was about 5 people off breaking even and one person actually came from Latitude having decided the festival was rubbish and they'd rather be here.

I am also extremely concerned that someone ACTUALLY TOOK the knives with lobster shaped handles, a Mills and Boon novel, the happy hardcore compilation, the wooden cat, the 1980's NOW video, Orgy of the Dead, the "I climbed Snowdon" mug and the LP of party favourites done by folk singers. You know who you are although I don't. Whoever kindly donated the complete set of Foo Fighters albums - they among the few things left at the end of the night, nice try, but it wasn't to be. Even the sachets of burger king ketchup appeared to be more popular than Dave Ghrol and co.

Published by Silent Rob at 9:28pm on Sun 20th July 2008.
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the happy hardcore compilation

That wasn't me, despite the fact that I had my eye on it.

I have a feeling it might have been the friendly neighbourhood General Lee that donated the Foo Fighters CD-Rs.

I should have taken the 1980s Now video, as we used to have it at home when I was little, so it would have nostalgia value. And I do like campy low budget Hammer Horror type stuff. Alas I have no video player anymore.

Published by Robadob at 9:34pm on Sun 20th July 2008.
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..the "I climbed Snowdon" mug and...the complete set of Foo Fighters albums

That was ..me, and ... me :D

Published by Miss Sunshine (not active) at 9:47pm on Sun 20th July 2008.

I know that General Lee took the Led Zeppelin best of, plus I think he took the glowsticks and star wars figures for someone dear to him who likes that sort of thing.

Published by Silent Rob at 9:53pm on Sun 20th July 2008.

I got drunk . . .it was great :)

Published by joosypigeon at 11:21pm on Sun 20th July 2008.

The piece about death is particularly frightening when it comes to fire, not to say the drowning, falling, and various methods of capital punishment don't all have their problems >>>

_Long the fate of witches and heretics, burning to death is torture. Hot smoke and flames singe eyebrows and hair and burn the throat and airways, making it hard to breathe. Burns inflict immediate and intense pain through stimulation of the nociceptors - the pain nerves in the skin. To make matters worse, burns also trigger a rapid inflammatory response, which boosts sensitivity to pain in the injured tissues and surrounding areas.
_ As burn intensities progress, some feeling is lost but not much, says David Herndon, a burns-care specialist at University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. "Third-degree burns do not hurt as much as second-degree wounds, as superficial nerves are destroyed. But the difference is semantic; large burns are horrifically painful in any instance."
_Some victims of severe burns report not feeling their injuries while they are still in danger or intent on saving others. Once the adrenalin and shock wear off, however, the pain quickly sets in. Pain management remains one of the the most challenging medical problems in the care of burns victims.
_ Most people who die in fires do not in fact die from burns. The most common cause of death is inhaling toxic gases - carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and even hydrogen cyanide - together with the suffocating lack of oxygen. One study of fire deaths in Norway from 1996 found that almost 75 per cent of the 286 people autopsied had died from carbon monoxide poisoning.
_Depending on the size of the fire and how close you are to it, concentrations of carbon monoxide could start to cause headache and drowsiness in minutes, eventually leading to unconsciousness. According to the US National Fire Protection Association, 40 per cent of the victims of fatal home fires are knocked out by fumes before they can even wake up.

Published by Miss Sunshine (not active) at 11:40pm on Sun 20th July 2008.
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Some cunt called Ed. James wrote a review of this gig www.godisinthetvzine.co.uk/content/content_detail.php?id=2578&type=Liv... ,who is he?

Published by Russell Taysom at 1:13pm on Mon 21st July 2008.

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Published by glenorangejuicehevez (not active) at 1:20pm on Mon 21st July 2008.

Pffff.....

1)He's called Ed James
2)Look at his review of Um

Published by FreshHell (not active) at 3:47pm on Mon 21st July 2008.

Perhaps he was that chap in the Luke Haines T-Shirt. I'm intrigued now.

Published by HarryGibbons at 4:28pm on Mon 21st July 2008.

He may have given Um and Micropenis a pasting, but comparing The Vichy Government to vacuous hipster Garageband abuser George Pringle is the most damning thing in there, even if it was meant as a positive point.

Published by Robadob at 4:34pm on Mon 21st July 2008.
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Ill say this much , i didn't understand a single second of saturday night.

although i quite enjoyed some of Micro Penis.

Published by General lee at 4:37pm on Mon 21st July 2008.

You looked dead entertained behind the sound desk.

Published by Robadob at 4:45pm on Mon 21st July 2008.

Thats coz i was reading CTRL ALT DLT on my laptop :o)

Published by General lee at 4:51pm on Mon 21st July 2008.

There was amusing fretting on stage.
*Stops (paraphrased conversation...)

TVG "Oh I'm playing too loud, the level is all wrong. It's just wrong. I can't hear you!"
GL "That's something I can do. I'm the sound man" :D

Published by Miss Sunshine (not active) at 7:59pm on Mon 21st July 2008.

I just had a closer look at that review. I hadn't noticed he mentions Luke Haines. Somebody tell me they know the guy in the Luke Haines T-Shirt and that he didn't write this review.

Still, it's quite a thrill to play the Portland and get any review, and I don't think what he says about Um is too awful. Bit harsh on the 'penis though, as it were.

Published by HarryGibbons at 8:01pm on Mon 21st July 2008.

Didn't Pete come to the line up fairly late on, didn't seem as prepared. The comment on the article 'There was a track called Cocaine Jihad for gods sake' I put down to some snobbishness, after all none of the acts were particularly pro-religion anti-drugs. I think in sparsely occupied venues electronic acts suffer more than rock/indie acts. You can't just crank it up to 10 like some practice set and maybe try out a new song. That's just my audience opin, I could be very wrong

Published by Miss Sunshine (not active) at 8:15pm on Mon 21st July 2008.

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Published by mrdonkey (not active) at 8:22pm on Mon 21st July 2008.

*TVG "Oh I'm playing too loud, the level is all wrong. It's just wrong. I can't hear you!"
GL "That's something I can do. I'm the sound man" :D*

well, there he was adjusting it all himself , im watching this thinking Shall i adjust the monitors but experince says wait for the artist to ask.......

Published by General lee at 8:42pm on Mon 21st July 2008.

arghhh someone get rid of that ridiculous George Pringle. Its completely different! she uses a fucking laptop whilst Andrew is slogging away on the most lo-fi equipment known to man! And Jamie's lyrics are not something any old Jane Nobody could come up with.

Published by Rahaha at 11:56pm on Mon 21st July 2008.

Nothing wrong with using a laptop, I used my MPC for a couple of years before deciding that a laptop and a copy of Ableton would probably be more productive. George Pringle still needs to have her hands removed so she can't do it anymore, though.

Published by Robadob at 12:18am on Tue 22nd July 2008.

yeah, i'm not offending laptop users. They can be done well. For instances Simple Kid manages to use one in order to duet with Kermit the Frog.

music eh? some of it is shocking. I just discovered one of my favourite Amateur Poets was finding solice in Kate Nash on the other side of the atlantic. I want to cry.

Published by Rahaha at 12:48am on Tue 22nd July 2008.

Published by HarryGibbons at 12:12pm on Tue 22nd July 2008.

Personally I find bad reviews of our music tremendously amusing. I enjoy that someone has been annoyed by what I do enough to write about it in public and we made such an impression. I especially like bad reviews which miss the point to such an extent that the writer is embarrasing theirselves.

For the record I thought that all three acts on Saturday were superb, and all did the best sets I've seen them do in my memory. And I mean that sincerely.

Published by Silent Rob at 1:13pm on Tue 22nd July 2008.

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Published by glenorangejuicehevez (not active) at 1:31pm on Tue 22nd July 2008.

i think i might have seen Pagan Wanderer Lu at a Brainlove gig a couple of months back... good stuff

Published by Rahaha at 3:44pm on Tue 22nd July 2008.

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Published by glenorangejuicehevez (not active) at 3:48pm on Tue 22nd July 2008.

oh i remember now! we were interviewing someone during the set and only caught the last few songs, they sounded rather folky compared to the stuff his myspace.

Published by Rahaha at 4:36pm on Tue 22nd July 2008.

Nat + Robadob - check out laptop hero Pagan Wanderer Lu.

Not for me at all. Far far far too twee and indie schmindie for me to stomach.

Having a band member solely there to operate a laptop and electronics is the way forward, clearly.

Published by Robadob at 4:37pm on Tue 22nd July 2008.

Thanks to all...that review guy has to have been him in the Luke Haines t-shirt. Has to have been. If he's so wrong about Um and Micropenis, then he's probably wrong about us as well.
Thanks to all.

Published by saline drip at 6:43pm on Tue 22nd July 2008.

To thicken the plot in the "who is Ed James" mystery I am FAIRLY sure that the guy in the Luke Haines shirt bought a copy of the Vichys Album at the end of the night. VERY SOON afterward he's put a review up on his site:
http://www.godisinthetvzine.co.uk/content/content_detail.php?id=2586&t...

Published by Silent Rob at 7:03pm on Tue 22nd July 2008.

I don't understand why he didn't like micropenis. Even I like them and I spend most of my time baiting indie snobs and listening to pop. I've not seen them live to be fair but I like the stuff on their myspace page. I should see them live, but I'm scared I'm not cool enough.

What I really don't get is that he worships The Vichy Government but he hates micropenis. I thought the bill on this evening was well done. I couldn't be there unfortunately.

I suspect he is that peculiar sort of blogger/reviewer that loves slagging off bands so he always goes for the supports. His whole review screams "look at me".

Published by mwhite (not active) at 8:43pm on Tue 22nd July 2008.

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Published by Janeyferr (not active) at 8:45pm on Tue 22nd July 2008.

I've developed a peculiar affectation insomuch as I pronounce their name "mick-ROP-ennis", like "metropolis" so that I can speak about them in polite society (and at work).

Published by Mattstep at 11:04pm on Tue 22nd July 2008.

i havent seen them either and i've only seen the vichy government twice once being REPEAT's Nirvana tribute gig! *takes indie highground*

Published by Rahaha at 11:05pm on Tue 22nd July 2008.

i havent seen them either and i've only seen the vichy government twice once being REPEAT's Nirvana tribute gig! *takes indie highground*

Published by Rahaha at 11:05pm on Tue 22nd July 2008.

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Published by Janeyferr (not active) at 11:13pm on Tue 22nd July 2008.

i know when to admit defeat. Now is one of those times.

anyone actually got White Elephant? How is it?

Published by Rahaha at 12:25am on Wed 23rd July 2008.

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Published by mrdonkey (not active) at 7:38am on Wed 23rd July 2008.

White elephant is very good. You should all buy at least two copies and share them with other people to spread the word. I'm fairly sure that I've seen the Vichy Government 18 times, but I'm not 100% sure.

Published by Silent Rob at 8:28am on Wed 23rd July 2008.

I've never seen The Vichy Government. We should play a hall of mirrors, then break them all.
White Elephant may be the album of the century so far. It's been that kind of century.

Published by saline drip at 2:56pm on Wed 23rd July 2008.

I'm getting an idea for a music video for this, a kind of homage to The Man With The Golden Gun. The sour/icy etc Manners/Chilton duo are glimpsed in mirrors a number of times as a man in a Luke Haines T-Shirt stalks through the shadows clutching a notebook and a pen.

On a less stupid note, did anyone find a pair of black sunglasses onstage that night?

Published by HarryGibbons at 11:25am on Thu 24th July 2008.

probably old news now but i've only just found this!"

http://www.flickr.com/photos/shadyadie/2499876868/

Published by Rahaha at 6:39pm on Thu 24th July 2008.

Please put me out of my misery, what does a Luke Haines tee-shirt look like, and who the hell is he?

At the risk of inflaming the debate I don't think anyone played particularly well, in that what I saw I've seen better of at least the 1st and 3rd at other performances, though I did like the introductory monologue.

Published by Miss Sunshine (not active) at 10:26pm on Thu 24th July 2008.

Luke Haines was in The Auteurs and later Black Box Recorder. Probably other stuff as well. He is your classic contrary bastard.

Published by mwhite (not active) at 10:44pm on Thu 24th July 2008.

probably old news now but i've only just found this!"

http://www.flickr.com/photos/shadyadie/2499876868/

I have seen 5 out of the top ten live. Do I win anything?

Published by Silent Rob at 10:52pm on Thu 24th July 2008.

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Published by Silent Rob at 11:03pm on Thu 24th July 2008.

I actually got around to listening the F*Dress through their myspace page and liked! So might have gone to the Cambridge gig had I not yawned and thought 'Fuck*U'.
I wouldn't like to comment on any others on the list without hurting some feelings but similar would apply. It could be deliberate ploy to get a 'select' audience of which I don't feel I belong, but if it had been labelled in a Pepsi Challenge styley as 'drink A', 'drink B' I'd go just on the music and maybe some people go on the message more than the music

Published by Miss Sunshine (not active) at 11:08pm on Thu 24th July 2008.

You would all be disappointed if I didn't let a cheap plug pass by saying that Fuck Dress are playing for the Dead Media RESISTANCE SINGLE launch gig at the Portland on Oct 11th. You should all come, watch the bands and then buy the single.

Published by Silent Rob at 11:14pm on Thu 24th July 2008.

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Published by Janeyferr (not active) at 11:18pm on Thu 24th July 2008.

I can't wait to be there. Will there be room for an opening improvised feedback session? haaha

Published by Robson at 11:20pm on Thu 24th July 2008.

I think you should get Dave Jago vs Pete UM. They choose tracks from the others carefully crafted backing music to sing along to. It could be very good, or very bad :p

Published by Miss Sunshine (not active) at 11:55pm on Thu 24th July 2008.

That's great that people are able to take the home loans and this opens up new possibilities.

Published by KNOWLESTerra at 3:51am on Tue 27th December 2011.

Every body remembers that life seems to be not cheap, nevertheless we require money for different things and not every person gets big sums cash. Hence to get fast loan and auto loan will be good solution.

Published by KNOWLESTerra at 4:40am on Tue 27th December 2011.

Goodness me, I used to be enthusiastic and a bit hyperactive. I feel very tired reading all that.

Published by Silent Rob at 10:18am on Tue 27th December 2011.

I want to know if the knives with lobster handles are still in use

Published by rishistar at 10:33am on Tue 27th December 2011.

This was one of the first WAN threads I ever read - maybe even the first. It was a few months before I moved to Cambridge and had googled "cambridge gigs" which used to give WAN as the first hit. Now it's dropped out of the top 4 :-(

Published by ed____ at 12:09pm on Tue 27th December 2011.

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...Of course the battle for 4th is where all the action is these days.

Anyway, the DIY enthusiasm on display from the likes of SiRo made me feel much more positive about moving so cheers for that.

Published by ed____ at 12:13pm on Tue 27th December 2011.

Tracing the lobster knives would be much like finding the little girl who grew up to be a right little madam on 70's TV. We should totally find out.

Published by Silent Rob at 4:26pm on Tue 27th December 2011.

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