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by Elvistears
Tue Oct 28, 2014 11:20 pm
Forum: uk and ireland
Topic: Glasgow
Replies: 893
Views: 118666

Re: Glasgow

Do any Glasgow folks or those who've visited lately have any recommendations of somewhere nice to stay for a night? Planning a day out next month and stopping over on a Friday night. We've got dead cheap train tickets but haven't booked anywhere to stay yet. I've only been once before and stayed in...
by Elvistears
Sat Jul 20, 2013 2:31 pm
Forum: Indietracks
Topic: Indiepop Singalong! @ Indietracks - Saturday 2pm, train
Replies: 63
Views: 13262

Re: Indiepop Singalong! @ Indietracks - Saturday 2pm, train

Betty and the Werewolves - David Cassidy. Particularly the shouty bit at the end. Some Deirdres. Preferably "Claire....." but "Fun to pretend" or "Milk Is Politics" would do just as well The Moldy Peaches - Who's Got The Crack? (if it counts as Indiepop. It does in my world) and I guess this is obvi...
by Elvistears
Tue Jul 16, 2013 9:07 pm
Forum: not indiepop
Topic: Velvet Underground
Replies: 35
Views: 3907

Re: Velvet Underground

I've been playing the "VU" album today. Had it sat in my collection for a while, but always went for "Loaded" or "Velvet Underground" instead. Its a pretty great album though - not sure I'll love it as much as their "official" albums but we'll see. The sleeve notes claim VU is the "lost" 4th album, ...
by Elvistears
Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:44 pm
Forum: Indietracks
Topic: Who's camping?
Replies: 322
Views: 52766

Re: Who's camping?

My friend booked this year, and I wondered why it was 5 quid extra a night. Charging for the car? Barstards.
I don't remember actually being allowed to keep my car on there in the past. Wonder if we're paying 5 quid a night, only to park a mile up the road?
by Elvistears
Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:45 pm
Forum: uk and ireland
Topic: Glasgow
Replies: 893
Views: 118666

Re: Glasgow

YO LA TENGO are playing the ABC on March 22nd.
Anything else coming up?
by Elvistears
Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:21 pm
Forum: random music talk
Topic: Best of 2012 - powered by Last.FM
Replies: 18
Views: 2863

Re: Best of 2012 - powered by Last.FM

I still visit Last fm a fair bit, but don't really do very much with it. I have wondered a few times why an unrepresentative list of what I've been listening to on the computer should hold such fascination, but apparently it still does. More or less gave up on scrobbling the iPod, but very occasiona...
by Elvistears
Sun Dec 30, 2012 6:11 pm
Forum: cinema, tv and radio
Topic: Doctor Who
Replies: 1033
Views: 131471

Re: Doctor Who

Jangloid Mark wrote:.

...but, how can she die twice? I like that the last few Doctor Who series present as many questions as they answer....
She'll have to get used to dying a whole lot more often than that if the last pair of companions are anything to go by.
by Elvistears
Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:47 am
Forum: random music talk
Topic: does the music ever win (even when the creator is a tool)?
Replies: 8
Views: 2000

Re: does the music ever win (even when the creator is a tool

Nina Simone gave a really, really horrible interview in the big issue not long before she died. Homophobia, general misanthropy...you name it. Although it was a hatchet job by the interviewer, there was enough substance to his accusations to make me feel a little less respect for her. Her version of...
by Elvistears
Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:19 pm
Forum: indiepop
Topic: gender equality and indiepop
Replies: 352
Views: 43258

Re: gender equality and indiepop

It's an odd piece because it seems to draw together quite disparate sources to make a sudden point about tweepop and attitude. It's almost like the writer met an indiepop fan they didn't like once at a disco and it's stayed with them, and they've been looking to get them back ever since. That said,...
by Elvistears
Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:39 am
Forum: indiepop
Topic: Saint Etienne
Replies: 43
Views: 10521

Re: Saint Etienne

I need to buy Words and Music. Soon. I got the So Tough / Mess of Help double CD when that came out. It just reminds me of late spring and early summer. Wonderful songs. Needless to say You're In A Bad Way gets played a LOT at Don't Falter. and of course, if you're ever in a pub with one of those j...
by Elvistears
Sat Jul 14, 2012 6:48 pm
Forum: uk and ireland
Topic: Birmingham
Replies: 3466
Views: 264822

Re: Birmingham

Was this ever XLs?
by Elvistears
Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:45 pm
Forum: uk and ireland
Topic: Birmingham
Replies: 3466
Views: 264822

Re: Birmingham

Where is Subside?

Do you have any that are save-able for friends, or are they all online?

I hope this doesn't sound too cheeky. I'll just go and buy one if I know they're only available online.
by Elvistears
Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:33 pm
Forum: Indietracks
Topic: Pic 'n' Mixx mix CD swap - what did you get?
Replies: 145
Views: 27647

Re: Pic 'n' Mixx mix CD swap - what did you get?

Ray, did you listen to that CD of Japanese stuff you got? I was pretty jealous of that.
by Elvistears
Thu Jul 12, 2012 2:05 pm
Forum: Indietracks
Topic: Pic 'n' Mixx mix CD swap - what did you get?
Replies: 145
Views: 27647

Re: Pic 'n' Mixx mix CD swap - what did you get?

I know "Dancing on my own" was on the list of about 300 songs I wanted to put on the "official" swap CD. Getting it down to 20 took a long time.
by Elvistears
Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:42 am
Forum: Indietracks
Topic: Pic 'n' Mixx mix CD swap - what did you get?
Replies: 145
Views: 27647

Re: Pic 'n' Mixx mix CD swap - what did you get?

How could it be shit? Its fantastic! Please tell me it isn't ironic.
by Elvistears
Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:04 am
Forum: Indietracks
Topic: Pic 'n' Mixx mix CD swap - what did you get?
Replies: 145
Views: 27647

Re: Pic 'n' Mixx mix CD swap - what did you get?

Driving to work yesterday to "its the year 2000, is there anyone out there/if you're from another planet wave (put?) your hands in the air!" really made the journey easier. I was travelling through Paisley, grinning to myself. Ta, Ray. And sorry if I got the lyrics wrong.
by Elvistears
Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:15 pm
Forum: Indietracks
Topic: Pic 'n' Mixx mix CD swap - what did you get?
Replies: 145
Views: 27647

Re: Pic 'n' Mixx mix CD swap - what did you get?

I dropped "A Day In Space" at the last minute, for a similar reason.
I also dropped "He was a Steppenwolf" by Boney M, but if you feel the lack of this song in your life, let me know.
by Elvistears
Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:13 pm
Forum: Indietracks
Topic: Indietracks 2012 Memories and Photos
Replies: 117
Views: 19325

Re: Indietracks 2012 Memories and Photos

That Vaselines video has left me paralysed. Most of them have but that song. God. I had somehow never actually "got" quite how good a song it is until that performance! Keep watching that video though - it's a fucking beauty! I love the relentless pounding of that drum! Let's also take some time to...
by Elvistears
Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:32 pm
Forum: Indietracks
Topic: Pic 'n' Mixx mix CD swap - what did you get?
Replies: 145
Views: 27647

Re: Pic 'n' Mixx mix CD swap - what did you get?

You saved it well Birminghams. I think Gordon McIntyre got my CD. I've never been so glad not to have put Ballboy on a mix! He looked quite pleased with it. And I'm sure he was right to be. Hope the one you got was okay. I doubt it opened up great new musical frontiers for you, looking back at it. ...
by Elvistears
Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:42 pm
Forum: indiepop
Topic: Awfully bad indiepop rules!!!
Replies: 31
Views: 3155

Re: Awfully bad indiepop rules!!!

Sometimes the ramshackle approach is the thing I like most of all. The Deirdres spring to mind. I don't think they would have claimed to be particularly slick musicians, but so wonderful - and in my opinion pretty distinctive. And a big part of that was the joyously homemade feeling. I think you poi...