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WIPO - What bands have you seen live this year and a mark out of ten please?



Work:

Still going well. Unsure whats happening. Considering leaving while the goings good as this clearly is the precursor to some kind of major international incident. Even the off shore testers seem to be doing OK now. Bizarre.

Health:

Awaiting blood tests for one thing, having minor op on weds to address another and I've got another motherfucking cold. I am weak.

Socialising:

Had a great night out last Saturday. Went to see Little Britain Live at the appollo and it was excellent. I had only really watched the first season so have not quite reached the same saturation levels as some but it was great. Very well put together and high production values, really funny and the bits where they ad-libbed even more so. Matt Lucas to David Walliams 'I'm a gay and even I know you're the biggest poof on TV' David Walliams 'I don't know, you suck a few cocks, you get a reputation. I'm so confused'. I did however, get to see Mr Walliams penis, which I wasn't too fussed about...Went on to the Borderline afterwood which I am convinced has the best playlist and best indie chick to boy ratio of any club I know.

Girls:

Thing with the 20 yr old (unsurprisingly on both parts I think) fizzled out rather unspectacularly. Am going out on Saturday with someone closer to my age who I have a lot more in common (eg music, literature etc) with. Going to see The Departed at Odeon Leicester Square then on for late drinks somewhere. Should be good and should at least have a laugh with her as we already get on pretty well.

Music:

Got the new Kasabian album. I really like the recent single but must admit I think they are somewhat overrated by the British music press. Its good, but not that good and not that original to boot. Not got round to picking up new Killers album yet but will be doing so this weekend. Can't wait to see Killers and Tenacious D before the end of the year.

World affairs:

Gah. I think I'm going to get back on the narcotics and booze if this carrys on as I'm starting to feel were on a bit of a timescale here and long term health issues may not be too much of a thing to worry about (I am only half joking here). Too much shit going on to comment on other than this: stop fucking everything up for the vast majority of people who want to reside in peace and enjoy themselves you bunch of evil cunts running various countrys/religons.

Erm, thats about it, other than the fact I am going to prey on my cold to get out of here early today, need to get a haircut to make myself look beautiful* for tomorrow.

*Less like someone who works in IT.

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Bands by ChiefHoser (4.00 / 2) #1 Fri Oct 13, 2006 at 03:01:54 AM EST
Here is only a partial list, mostly because I can't be bothered to remember them all. In no particular order:
Wilco - 10/10
Cuff the Duke - 8/10
Constantines - 9/10
Meligrove Band - 6/10
Metric - 4/10
Akron/Family - 7/10
Blood Meridian - 6/10
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I'm honest/ashamed... by Alice Pulley (4.00 / 1) #3 Fri Oct 13, 2006 at 03:26:18 AM EST
...enough to admit I've not heard of any of them.

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'But they're adults and perfectly capable of working it out themselves. And if not, well, fuck em.' - Nebbish '06.

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I think by ambrosen (4.00 / 1) #9 Fri Oct 13, 2006 at 03:35:12 AM EST
Or at least, I hope, that they're all local.

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Locality by ChiefHoser (4.00 / 2) #12 Fri Oct 13, 2006 at 04:14:55 AM EST
A lot of them are Canadian indie bands, but Wilco is (I thought) a fairly well known band out of Chicago.
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You wanna know the last band I saw live? by ObviousTroll (4.00 / 2) #2 Fri Oct 13, 2006 at 03:18:33 AM EST
Ready?

Huey Lewis and the News.

In 1985.

Excuse me, it's time for my old people medications.


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Faith, and the possibility of weaponized kissing?

Its hip to be square my man. by Alice Pulley (4.00 / 2) #4 Fri Oct 13, 2006 at 03:28:44 AM EST


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'But they're adults and perfectly capable of working it out themselves. And if not, well, fuck em.' - Nebbish '06.

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A very generous comment. by ambrosen (4.00 / 2) #11 Fri Oct 13, 2006 at 04:07:52 AM EST
I think that shows The Power of Love.

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I can top that by fleece (4.00 / 2) #7 Fri Oct 13, 2006 at 03:33:25 AM EST
for awfulness, at least.

not counting local bands, the last international touring band i saw was guns n' roses in 1993.

Support acts were Rose Tattoo and Skid Row. Angry Anderson wore a white jumpsuit.

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Wow. by Alice Pulley (4.00 / 1) #14 Fri Oct 13, 2006 at 04:22:51 AM EST
I saw Guns and Roses in something like 1991 at Wembley. They played with Soundgarden and Faith No More as backing bands. Soundgarden were streets ahead but it was a good gig all round.

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'But they're adults and perfectly capable of working it out themselves. And if not, well, fuck em.' - Nebbish '06.

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I saw Faith No More by Cloaked User (4.00 / 1) #48 Mon Oct 16, 2006 at 04:09:13 AM EST
Back in 94 or 95 or so, somewhere in London - the Astoria perhaps? I think I probably still have the ticket at home somewhere, I could check...


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Heh by Phage (4.00 / 2) #8 Fri Oct 13, 2006 at 03:34:32 AM EST
I saw Madness in Christmas 1980, and then nothing till 2002 when I went off to see the Chili Peppers in Hyde Park. (Cheap tickets came my way)

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Quality vs Quantity eh? by Alice Pulley (4.00 / 1) #13 Fri Oct 13, 2006 at 04:21:31 AM EST


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'But they're adults and perfectly capable of working it out themselves. And if not, well, fuck em.' - Nebbish '06.

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More like an illness by Phage (4.00 / 1) #21 Fri Oct 13, 2006 at 04:54:10 AM EST
But I'm better now

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marriage is an illness? by Dr H0ffm4n (4.00 / 2) #34 Fri Oct 13, 2006 at 06:48:03 AM EST
I knew it

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Grateful Dead by wiredog (4.00 / 2) #17 Fri Oct 13, 2006 at 04:40:43 AM EST
In 1994.

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

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Donna the Buffalo, 2002, free in Manhattan by georgeha (4.00 / 1) #25 Fri Oct 13, 2006 at 05:08:59 AM EST
Square Park, I think. There may have been a few songs of Buddahood at the Park Ave Fest in 2003 or 2004.


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Could be worse by Farmgirl (2.00 / 0) #35 Fri Oct 13, 2006 at 06:49:05 AM EST
I can't even remember the last band I saw live.  So whoever it was can't have made much impact on my life then. 

I did however go to (er, take the Borglet to) Balamory Live last year.  Archie's quite the hottie, you know.

I can't be bothered to change this sig.

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Aren't you about due? by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #37 Fri Oct 13, 2006 at 06:55:35 AM EST
I forget when the date is. Hope things are well.


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A week overdue now by Farmgirl (2.00 / 0) #40 Fri Oct 13, 2006 at 07:12:44 AM EST
But things are okay, if Very Boring.  Thanks!

I can't be bothered to change this sig.
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Some things that worked for us by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #41 Fri Oct 13, 2006 at 07:14:27 AM EST
for the ten year old, reservations at our favorite restaurant.

for the five year old, Mexican food and sex.


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Hmm by Farmgirl (2.00 / 0) #42 Fri Oct 13, 2006 at 10:59:49 AM EST
Tried the sex yesterday but I have to confess that due to a pelvis that creaks like a clipper under full rigging I'm not desparate to repeat the experience!

I've got an appointment for a pedicure tomorrow though (how girlie of me) - is that a suitable equivalent to reservations at a restaurant?  I'm not sure I could face Mexican food, and the other old favourite is curry but I know I can't face that just now.

I can't be bothered to change this sig.

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Are you really, really looking forward to the by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #43 Fri Oct 13, 2006 at 11:10:48 AM EST
pedicure? Can Rogerborg also schedule some wizards and hobbits thing he's really looking forward to?


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IAWTD by Phage (4.00 / 2) #5 Fri Oct 13, 2006 at 03:32:42 AM EST
Best summary of the socio/geo/enviro-political situation EVAR.

<nit>My only addendum would be "countries, religions and corporations."</nit>

In every city, in every town by ambrosen (4.00 / 2) #6 Fri Oct 13, 2006 at 03:32:55 AM EST
WIPO: none because [ed: deleted tedious list of excuses]

I was going to write something which wasn't about David Walliam's nob, but my mind's gone temporarily blank.

Never seen the point of Kasabian, myself. The Killers would be worth getting, were it not for my /dev/trashian finances (all recreational spending must be social things)

L7 rocked. by Alice Pulley (4.00 / 1) #15 Fri Oct 13, 2006 at 04:25:52 AM EST
They played at the Square (small music venue in Harlow) waaaaaay back before they broke.

Yes, I'm also still trying to get the image of his todger flapping away as he ran offstage naked out of my brain too. Not very successfully.

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'But they're adults and perfectly capable of working it out themselves. And if not, well, fuck em.' - Nebbish '06.

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Bands I have seen this year: by komet (4.00 / 1) #10 Fri Oct 13, 2006 at 04:02:39 AM EST
I shan't rate them numerically because I'm not a numerical rater.

Feeder - not bad

Placebo - ok I suppose

Jimmy Eat World - pretty good, but badly dressed

A Wilhelm Scream - forgettable

Rise Against - ok I suppose

Boysetsfire - not recommended

Pennywise - jumped the shark

Maximo Park - ok I suppose

Mando Diao - not bad

Gods of Blitz - stop singing English with a bad German accent

Blackmail - ok I suppose for a German band

Various pub bands etc.

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We have a winner for quantity... by Alice Pulley (4.00 / 1) #16 Fri Oct 13, 2006 at 04:28:34 AM EST
...although it doesn't sound like anything really blew you away.

I saw Feeder when they were touring album after Comfort in Sound (can't remember the name) and thought that although musically good, they were just too much by the numbers. Also, they shouldn't play anything other than Seven Days in the Sun and Buck Rogers IMHO.

And judging a band on their dress sense? Tut tut sir!

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'But they're adults and perfectly capable of working it out themselves. And if not, well, fuck em.' - Nebbish '06.

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Rock concerts don't usually blow me away by komet (4.00 / 1) #18 Fri Oct 13, 2006 at 04:43:14 AM EST
and to me just about all rock bands are by the book, because I really want my musicians to improvise songs they've never played before as a group and do so better than most bands can play prepared songs - this does happen often in jazz concerts, but the trouble with those is that the audience sit there politely and clap at the end rather than starting medical emergency-grade mosh pits.

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<ni> komet: You are functionally illiterate as regards trashy erotica.
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Bands by gazbo (4.00 / 1) #19 Fri Oct 13, 2006 at 04:51:31 AM EST
Sugababes: 7/10.  Really very good vocals, but perhaps not a great stage-show so not fully absorbing.

Girls Aloud: 9/10.  I'd give it 10, but I like headroom.  Vocals perhaps not as spot-on as Sugababes, but still pretty good.  Great show, great fun.  Also: Nicola.

Pipettes: 7/10.  Really good performance - quality kitsch hand-jiving and the like and just generally great fun.  I'd give them higher for their performance, but they're brought down a bit because some of their songs aren't as strong in my opinion.  They did, however, finish their set by saying "Thanks, we were the Pipettes" before launching into the album's intro track "We Are the Pipettes".

DO!  YOU!  MOTHER!  FUCKING!  SEE!

Oh, then for an encore they played "I like a boy in uniform" which was all kinds of brilliant.


I recommend always assuming 7th normal form where items in a text column are not allowed to rhyme.

Ah... by Alice Pulley (2.00 / 0) #20 Fri Oct 13, 2006 at 04:53:39 AM EST
...so you like the Ginger Man-Fox eh?

Personally I'm a Tweedy man.

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'But they're adults and perfectly capable of working it out themselves. And if not, well, fuck em.' - Nebbish '06.

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But... by gazbo (2.00 / 0) #22 Fri Oct 13, 2006 at 04:58:24 AM EST
BUT THE GLASSES!

So fuck North Korea, what is your opinion on the story of the year: Cheryl's blonde hair with fringe.

Oh, I may be going to see Tool at Nottingham this year too.  I'm not sure they'd feel comfortable being the fourth band in my list.  But that's OK because I'm not sure I'll be comfortable listening to their young-person's-racket.


I recommend always assuming 7th normal form where items in a text column are not allowed to rhyme.

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The glasses are cute... by Alice Pulley (2.00 / 0) #23 Fri Oct 13, 2006 at 05:02:28 AM EST
...in fact I have quite a thing for girls in glasses (and all other types of girls come to think of it). She just comes second to the Tweed IMHO.

I'm not loving Tweeds hair, ever since she got together with that TWAT rather than marrying me like Jesus wanted her to, its all started to go a bit wonky. Theres still time Cheryl - you can still come crawling back to me on all fours with a bridle and rei...

Er, sorry about that.

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'But they're adults and perfectly capable of working it out themselves. And if not, well, fuck em.' - Nebbish '06.

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steady on... by dmg (2.00 / 0) #45 Fri Oct 13, 2006 at 01:16:56 PM EST
He's not alone...
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Maggotron is gonna rock them, Maggotron has got the bomb!
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Bands... by Breaker (4.00 / 1) #24 Fri Oct 13, 2006 at 05:05:46 AM EST
Judas Priest: 10/10
Motorhead: 11/10

I can't believe you have tickets for the D.  Should any of your party drop out, you know where you can offload them...


Lemmy is God. by Alice Pulley (2.00 / 0) #26 Fri Oct 13, 2006 at 05:09:35 AM EST
Yeah, am pretty stoked about the D, the advantage of having several friends or more or less live on the internets and were prepared to get up at crack of dawn to book them. Will bear it in mind but would be very surprised if anyone bails on the D...

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'But they're adults and perfectly capable of working it out themselves. And if not, well, fuck em.' - Nebbish '06.

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I can't believe by Phage (2.00 / 0) #27 Fri Oct 13, 2006 at 05:11:47 AM EST
Those bands are still going. They were huge when I was at school !. That is a non-trivial time ago.

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Lemmy is immortal. by Alice Pulley (2.00 / 0) #28 Fri Oct 13, 2006 at 05:22:52 AM EST
FACT.

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'But they're adults and perfectly capable of working it out themselves. And if not, well, fuck em.' - Nebbish '06.

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They still by Breaker (2.00 / 0) #29 Fri Oct 13, 2006 at 05:28:47 AM EST
Utterly fucking rocked as well.  Some of the up and coming bands should watch them, and take notes.


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Is it just me by Phage (2.00 / 0) #30 Fri Oct 13, 2006 at 05:37:24 AM EST
But do Audioslave sound like a Motorhead tribute band ?

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Never heard them by Breaker (2.00 / 0) #32 Fri Oct 13, 2006 at 06:29:15 AM EST
Besides, there's only one Lemmy!


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A potted history by Phage (4.00 / 1) #33 Fri Oct 13, 2006 at 06:42:32 AM EST
Here
"Gasoline" and "Set it Off" are particularly good

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Dude by Breaker (2.00 / 0) #38 Fri Oct 13, 2006 at 07:01:36 AM EST
That is so Web 1.0!

All the 2.0 enabled kids link to actual  content...


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Meh by Breaker (2.00 / 0) #39 Fri Oct 13, 2006 at 07:09:01 AM EST
Unimpressed.  Guitar work wants to be as driving as Dimebag's sleazy swing, but the guitarist ain't got the chops to pull it off.  Soloing is weak, no wah pedal in earshot.

Nope, Motorhead would piss on them head to head, and that's even with a guitarist that is Welsh.


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Shows so far this year... by george (2.00 / 0) #31 Fri Oct 13, 2006 at 06:28:24 AM EST
Tool (twice)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Massive Attack
The Wood Brothers
Eels
Les Claypool
Counting Crows
Throwing Muses w/ 50 Foot Wave
The Black Crowes w/ The Drive By Truckers and Robert Randolph
Phil Lesh and Friends w/ GRAB
Lez Zeppelin
Aimee Mann
The Flaming Lips
Sonic Youth
X and The Rollins Band

The Bad Plus
John Scofield Trio
Brad Mehldau Trio
MyCoy Tyner Trio
MyCoy Tyner Solo
A two-day Jazz Festival
Time For Three

No time to rate them all, but favorites included The Wood Brothers, Sonic Youth, and Les Claypool. The Flaming Lips were disappointing.

Excellent diversity. by Alice Pulley (2.00 / 0) #49 Tue Oct 17, 2006 at 01:06:40 AM EST


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'But they're adults and perfectly capable of working it out themselves. And if not, well, fuck em.' - Nebbish '06.

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Two comments by Dr H0ffm4n (4.00 / 1) #36 Fri Oct 13, 2006 at 06:51:46 AM EST
  1. People have been worrying about the end of the world for centuries. Still hasn't happened.
  2. My largest midget (11) likes Tenacious D. She has a CD of theirs.


WIPO by debacle (2.00 / 0) #44 Fri Oct 13, 2006 at 11:17:42 AM EST
Asia 10/10
Blue Oyster Cult 8/10

I didn't read your fucking diary.


IF YOU HAVE TWO FIRLES THOROWNF MONEY ART SUOCIDE GIRLS STRIPPER HPW CAN YPUS :OSE?!?!?!?(elcevisides).

Lordi by creo (2.00 / 0) #46 Fri Oct 13, 2006 at 10:18:36 PM EST
in Helsinki square with about 80000+ Finns.

They were OK.

Before then, hmmmm. various pub bands in Helsinki and Stockholm.

If you are talking major acts then probably Metallica in Helsinki in 2004. They were pretty good, even though they are not my one of my faves.

"I shall do what I believe to be right and honourable" - Guderian

Haven't seen a live band in ages by nebbish (2.00 / 0) #47 Sun Oct 15, 2006 at 11:53:40 PM EST
Always been more of a clubbing and DJs person. However, as I get older I find the idea of live bands more attractive. I'll have to do something about it at some point.

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