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« Reply #810 on: December 21, 2012, 06:09:20 PM »

Getting to London from Reading right now isn't easy.  I've abandoned my plan to see Touchstone.  So, yesterday turned out to be the last gig of the year.
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« Reply #811 on: December 22, 2012, 03:17:28 AM »

That was a proper cracking evening that was. 3 excellent and very different acts, and one of them was by some fluke one of Simon's favourite bands- he even had his photo taken with the singer like some huge nerd. I mean, who'd go out of their way to hang out with the singer of one of their favourite bands?

Anyway, there might be a review at some point. And there might not, to be fair. I still have notes from at least 10 other gigs this year that I've not written up yet.
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« Reply #812 on: December 22, 2012, 09:33:15 AM »

I'm so glad that gig turned out to be so worthwhile.  Cheesy
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« Reply #813 on: December 22, 2012, 11:06:02 PM »

Who were the other two bands, James?
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« Reply #814 on: December 22, 2012, 11:58:12 PM »

First one was called Hejira- sort of moody alternative rock which built up to some quite nice climaxes, in a Sigur Ros sort of a way. They were young guys with beards apart from the singer who was a young black girl in a red fisherman's hat, like Benny from Crossroads.

Then the headliners were a band called "The Invisible" who were superb. I suppose they were a bit like modern day Radiohead in that they had the electronic elements to add to their dark rock songs- the drummer was separated at birth from Camfield I swear  and was an utter joy to watch.

They had all the hipsters at the front dancing to a particularly good song in 5/4 at one point. Impressive!
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« Reply #815 on: December 23, 2012, 12:01:52 AM »

And the Public Service Broadcasting set was basically a cut down version of what Tim already reviewed- only they were missing a person so a lot more of it had to be played from the laptop instead of live.

Cracking, though. A nice theremin / banjo version of Jingle Bells ended the set.

And there we go, I don't need to write my blog now. As you know, I'm usually happy just with a quick summary and leaving out all the extraneous details.
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« Reply #816 on: December 23, 2012, 12:03:17 AM »

oh come on, James, we need to know how many times you got groped and stuff like that!
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« Reply #817 on: December 23, 2012, 12:22:42 AM »

Dealer / From Ruin - Cirencester Barn Theatre, 22nd December 2012.
What appears to be the annual 'reformation' gig of Cirencester's heavy metal heroes, at the scene of many of their earlier triumphs - actually what appears to be a Nissen hut, but it'll do.
The support, From Ruin, were young but played heavy metal that could have come from any time in the last 30 years.
Dealer were playing songs that in the main actually do date from the mid-1980's, but they shocked me by playing two new songs, so they must be taking it seriously this time, and not just relying on their First Strike album. They seemed to be enjoying themselves as well.
It was nice to meet up with friends from many years ago, although sad to find out that several are not in the best of health. Not that it stopped them bopping away.
Roll on next year's gig.
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« Reply #818 on: December 23, 2012, 11:15:07 AM »

oh come on, James, we need to know how many times you got groped and stuff like that!

Fine... I've made a start on a blog. But I'll hold you persoanally responsible if I spent hours on it and there aren't more than 10 people who read it!
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« Reply #819 on: December 23, 2012, 11:15:32 AM »

Or something in English, without iPhone typos.
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« Reply #820 on: December 23, 2012, 11:50:11 AM »

The typos aren't the fault of the phone, you know....Wink
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« Reply #821 on: December 23, 2012, 11:54:37 AM »

if I spent hours on it and there aren't more than 10 people who read it!
No, that's my blog.
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« Reply #822 on: December 23, 2012, 12:53:13 PM »

10 people?  you over estimate....
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« Reply #823 on: December 23, 2012, 02:39:27 PM »

He has as many readers as TEP has listeners. Well, one more (James himself).
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« Reply #824 on: December 23, 2012, 08:03:08 PM »

10 people?  you over estimate....
I certainly do - my last blog has 3 views and has been out there for almost a week.
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