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Public Service Announcement [Sep. 6th, 2005|10:37 am]
The London premiere of the Rock Against Racism documentary is next week.

Film and gig detailsCollapse )
If anyone would like to help on the night let me know, or get in touch with LMHR direct. Thank you for your attention.
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(no subject) [Jun. 28th, 2005|06:12 pm]
[mood |mellowmellow]

Running water is wonderful. As are baths and cereal in a bowl (not a bar).

This means I'm glad to be home but I'm missing the muddy place. Not least remembering turning the corner to the stone circle at half two Wednesday night and seeing a beautiful sea of flames. Camping with lovely people and bumping into many, many more. Every single minute of the Tears. Hugging, holding hands, singing along. Wandering Lost Vagueness at 4am. Possibly the best Art Brut set I've ever heard. The LMHR night. Especially the brilliant Babyshambles set. Who would have thought I'd go to see the Others THREE times? Reminded me why I loved them. "The lights in the sky are fucking moving". Lying on the mud banks of the Other stage in the sun listening to The Dears, particularly Who are you... Special Needs. Of course. Randomly hearing classics live - There She Goes, Waterfall... Watching the sun come up from the stone circle on Monday morning. The singing was great, my need for constant spliffs probably wasn't (sorry Jess). I think I may have pictures.

My brain hasn't arrived back in London yet, explaining the lack of proper sentences here. Nothing has broken through my feeling of mellow happiness. Not the 7 hour drive home nor finding my fridge broken and full of defrosted "frozen" food (I'm a hoarder remember). I think I probably need more sleep but toying with Crash Convention. It can be a hard life sometimes.
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(no subject) [Jun. 12th, 2005|04:09 pm]
[mood |happyhappy]
[music |Suede - Suede]

Living room dancing is good. There is a lot to be said for a few days hibernation (aestivation for the pedants among you).

As part of my ongoing campaign to improve my working environment, I’m making a CD – this is part of my people should talk to each other, poor-though-it-is Xfm is better than Virgin and “no I’ve no idea where the Queen compilation has gone” mission. So Gema who I work with has requested a compilation on the grounds that I go to a lot of gigs (true) and know about contemporary indie music (hah). So I’m trying to put together classics from the last year (or two) that will win people round. Any thoughts?

From today’s news: “William The Brainiest Royal – Official”.
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(no subject) [May. 6th, 2005|10:32 am]
I have to admit to having not investigated the manifesto of Vote for Yourself Rainbow Dream Ticket, but this is taking it too literally.
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Get in! [May. 2nd, 2005|01:50 pm]
[mood |accomplishedaccomplished]
[music |Luxembourg]

What can I say about Trafalgar Square yesterday? What a great day. All the work paid off (although I must remember never to try to redo artwork the day after a Duck party again). Thank you to all of you who helped on the day and in the build up. I know you probably don’t need my thanks as it was for a good cause but THANK YOU anyway.

a few people came alongCollapse )

40,000 according to the press I’ve seen, which isn’t too shabby really. And despite all the stress and running around all day, everyone seemed pretty happy. Even the great get Peter in and out of the square went fairly smoothly...

he’s not the messiahCollapse )
Oh, and the few bits of the music I got to see weren’t bad either!

PS The Great Eastern really is a shit venue. Surrounded by many lovely people and good line up last night but it’s still wrong seeing bands in a hotel conference room. And the drinks are ridiculous expensive. And the security are a pain. Repeatedly shouting “I’m going to fuck you up” while trying to kick me and philrar is not a good plan. Not because we are so hard (haha), but we can both be quite stroppy and persistent in arguing our case, as I think the security guy in question found out.
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Internet psychology tests are so good [Apr. 21st, 2005|12:29 am]
Your data suggest a strong automatic preference for United States relative to United Kingdom

Haha. Before my american friends are the slightest bit offended, can I point out that apparently the US is represented by the flag, outline of the country and GEORGE BUSH...
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(no subject) [Apr. 2nd, 2005|06:38 am]
[mood |chipperchipper]

Luxembourg were of course great.The set seemed too short. Things had to build up a little. Let’s draw a veil not only over the flaws but the whole mic stand thing. That said, by Close Cropped I was dancing around like an idiot...

On the subject of which, I enjoyed having white_city_girl, kateclaire and alanbb round after. Well done for making it all the way up here. They learnt that I enjoy dancing round my front room, my iTunes contains some tack and occasionally my dancing can be just a little camp. They are obviously far too polite to mention this.

I have to get up in 4 hours, stay up all night for the Ducks and then get Glastonbury tickets (ever the optimist). Why the hell am I sitting here writing on Live Journal?
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Roll up, roll up [Mar. 31st, 2005|02:42 pm]
Before I resort to posting here, there and everywhere, are any of you planning to come to...

The Arctic Monkeys next Tuesday in the Dublin Castle.

But haven't bought tickets yet? I've some spares due to hopeless dropouts and would like to exchange them for nice, crispy fivers.

As I seem to be becoming a ticket agency, I also probably have a spare ticket to do not click if you hate footballCollapse )

Tonight's the first of the birthdays (yay!). My next night without a gig is Wednesday (I'm going to die!)
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Land beyond the M25 [Mar. 28th, 2005|08:53 pm]
[mood |rejuvenatedrejuvenated]

I'll put this in a cut to spare your friends' pages!
I get soppy about the countrysideCollapse )
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I should be doing something constructive... [Mar. 12th, 2005|01:17 pm]
[mood |cheerfulcheerful]
[music |Original Pirate Material]

...but first a few words about the gig last night in the cavernous space that is the main hall at Ally Pally – seeing as philrar and albiongirl asked so nicely.
Rap battles, Mr Doherty and mopeds Collapse )
One last thing. There were at various points last night outbreaks of lighter waving. This continues to mystify me. I mean, why? And don’t you end up with a burnt hand? There’s an amnesty on offer here for anyone who has done this, if they can explain it to me (this offer does not extend to people who turn the backlight on their phone on and wave this around!)
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