Indietracks 2013 reviews, blogposts etc

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Re: Indietracks 2013 reviews, blogposts etc

Post by indiansummer » Thu Aug 08, 2013 13:04

a fog of ideas wrote:I was so fucking shit and woeful at it
i'm not having that
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Re: Indietracks 2013 reviews, blogposts etc

Post by humblebee » Thu Aug 08, 2013 13:06

a fog of ideas wrote:oh, fair play to him, I admire his enthusiasm for the form and his appreciation of indietracks, even if some of the writing's a bit bobbins but the more you write the better you become, I suppose

or not... I quit blog writing (any 'creative writing' really) because I was so fucking shit and woeful at it and found the whole process embarrassing and awkward and uncomfortable, so it's wrong of me to post about somebody else who is at least having a go

very wrong

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Not at all - if someone's putting it out there, someone else has got a right to pick it apart (and for what it's worth I enjoyed your bloggery and zinery very much Mr Hart, and regret its passing). I didn't mean don't criticise. Do criticise if you like. I just wanted to say I liked him is all!

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Post by RITH » Thu Aug 08, 2013 13:11

a fog of ideas wrote:I quit blog writing (any 'creative writing' really) because I was so fucking shit and woeful at it and found the whole process embarrassing and awkward and uncomfortable
Come again? Adding to the 'praise for Andy' here: I had two random conversations at Indietracks with people who spontaneously praised your writing: Scott from Tunabunny and someone from Frozy (was it Nicol? not sure). You're good at it and you (should) know it.

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Re: Indietracks 2013 reviews, blogposts etc

Post by linus » Thu Aug 08, 2013 13:14

I just felt I was being a bit mean-spirited, what everard picked up on, that's the thing to challenge/confront/raise eyebrows at... a florid turn of phrase, some cumbersome tautology, that doesn't have the same weight, I'm just being unpleasent for the sake of it

Edit: oh, I've really not come on here to say I'm shit so other people say I'm not... let's not go there... let's talk 'tracks!!!

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Re: Indietracks 2013 reviews, blogposts etc

Post by Ben » Thu Aug 08, 2013 16:28

everard wrote:
seesound.co.uk/reviews/indietracks_midland-railway-derbyshire wrote:[Bloomer's] Lead vocalist Ayako looks like a pretty doll, polite and innocent with a rebellious streak in her because of her choice of offensive punk t-shirt she dresses herself up in, so I was not expecting the loud chaotic voice to have come from something of such poise and beauty
this is an incredibly original and not at all racist observation for the writer to make of a japanese woman. yay for cultural stereotyping and objectification.
Dear god.

Speaking as someone who's not bothered to put anything of substance on his music weblog for over three months, I am possibly not in a position to demean the efforts of others... but, in a world where that Seesound correspondent gets music-write things published, I feel there is much to be said for an attitude of funereal silence.

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Post by Trev » Thu Aug 08, 2013 16:39

I skim read that review yesterday - and thought that it was pretty bobbins but admirable for it's depth. But that bit on Bloomer should be challenged.
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Post by Murray » Thu Aug 08, 2013 20:15

a fog of ideas wrote: oh, I've really not come on here to say I'm shit so other people say I'm not... let's not go there... let's talk 'tracks!!!
Andy, you are a fantastic artist, drawer, illustrator and painter. Your writing is equally wonderful. I am truly envious of your creative talents.

As for the SeeSound review, I think it reads better if you adopt the voice of Tim Nice But Dim.
All this talk of 'blokes' and whatnot... it all just reads so terribly effected. Or should that be affected? Meh, who cares?

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Post by lostinindiepop » Thu Aug 08, 2013 20:18

*puts head above the parapet* I liked many elements of Clive's review and was particularly grateful that he'd referenced some of the moments of The Wave Pictures set that I'd forgotten about.

As a relatively new blogger, I have found it extremely difficult not to slip into cliche. Immediately after posting my first "write up" (I talk about what I'm eating too much to really call my writing style a review. Plus, most of the bands are new to me, so I don't have enough reference points to write anything particularly review-like) I realised that I'd used the same phrase twice and had also visited cliche-central on more than one occasion. I hope to improve and for my style to develop with time.

I think the use of the word "something" to describe a person is unfortunate. However, I'm glad the performer in question subverted the writer's initial perceptions of her. I did a handful of stand up gigs several years ago. Even though I performed in character I was aware that there was a section of the audience that looked at me as I walked onto the stage, saw blonde hair and tits (can I say that on Anorak?) and immediately made assumptions about me, which they then had to deal with after I opened my gob. I'm also painfully aware that I made a reference to having indulged in a fair bit of objectifying of David Tattersall during The Wave Pictures set...

However, this is certainly the first time that I've been mistaken for being one of a crowd of middle-class Tories and a cursory glance at some of the T-shirts on display might have dispelled this perception. Frankly, I wish the Tories would have days out at heritage railway centres, as they might learn a thing or two about kindness and joy.

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IndieTracks Review...Let me know what you think!

Post by CliveKHammond » Thu Aug 08, 2013 21:14

Here's the review I did! I had a mint time and any thoughts or discussion you fancy having about it let me know!

http://seesound.co.uk/reviews/indietrac ... derbyshire

Thanks!

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Post by joanny » Thu Aug 08, 2013 22:34

Just started to read this one : http://www.neonfiller.com/wordpress/?p=8985

I can provide an answer to the first lines : I didn't choose to stay at the hotel because I'm a boring "indie-dad". I did it because a Travelodge family room is bloody cheaper than a tent pitch here, mind you.

Not to mention the fact that Helen "The Wiggles" Love should apologize for stealing Still Corner's audience.

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Post by tonieee » Thu Aug 08, 2013 23:03

joanny wrote:Just started to read this one : http://www.neonfiller.com/wordpress/?p=8985

I can provide an answer to the first lines : I didn't choose to stay at the hotel because I'm a boring "indie-dad". I did it because a Travelodge family room is bloody cheaper than a tent pitch here, mind you.

Not to mention the fact that Helen "The Wiggles" Love should apologize for stealing Still Corner's audience.
Is this the new Finchley Ted?

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Re: IndieTracks Review...Let me know what you think!

Post by everard » Thu Aug 08, 2013 23:11

CliveKHammond wrote:Here's the review I did! I had a mint time and any thoughts or discussion you fancy having about it let me know.
Thanks!
clivekhammond, there is some discussion earlier in the thread on your review, which you might want to read. i think some other posters may prefer you ignore what they wrote (?), but please take on board the comments about your description of bloomer, bearing in mind what is being addressed is not your intent (i'm sure entirely benign) but what was written. thanks.

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Re: IndieTracks Review...Let me know what you think!

Post by RITH » Thu Aug 08, 2013 23:12

CliveKHammond wrote:Here's the review I did! I had a mint time and any thoughts or discussion you fancy having about it let me know!

http://seesound.co.uk/reviews/indietrac ... derbyshire

Thanks!
I think the past few posts have been about your piece Clive. Thanks for your long (I think the longest I've seen so far) and mostly lovely review, and welcome to anorak! I'm curious if you have anything to add to some of the reactions.

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Re: IndieTracks Review...Let me know what you think!

Post by linus » Thu Aug 08, 2013 23:22

there's quite a number of reviews of indietracks that are almost putting me off going back next year

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Re: IndieTracks Review...Let me know what you think!

Post by everard » Thu Aug 08, 2013 23:27

a fog of ideas wrote:there's quite a number of reviews of indietracks that are almost putting me off going back next year
those who can, review. we who can't, review reviews.

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Re: Indietracks 2013 reviews, blogposts etc

Post by linus » Thu Aug 08, 2013 23:27

so it seems.

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Post by joanny » Thu Aug 08, 2013 23:29

tonieee wrote:Is this the new Finchley Ted?
*HEADSHOT*

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Re: IndieTracks Review...Let me know what you think!

Post by bulgariandisco » Thu Aug 08, 2013 23:35

a fog of ideas wrote:there's quite a number of reviews of indietracks that are almost putting me off going back next year
Heh. I'm starting to get quite depressed by them. I did have a great time... didn't I? It was amazing, and the people were lovely too... weren't they? Or am I just an old Indie Dad? [Yes, I am. Ah well, back to the non-mutually exclusive Dire Straits CD's until 'Carousel begins']

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Post by tonieee » Thu Aug 08, 2013 23:42

It kind of makes me nostalgic for the days of twee cliches.

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Post by sweepingthenation » Fri Aug 09, 2013 06:53

O NOES THERE ARE OLD PEOPLE HERE WHERE'S EXAMPLE. Weird thing is I'm sure Neon Filler has always been an indiepop supporter. And we should be grateful there, as far as I can remember, has never been a "LOL LOOK AT THE CARDIGAN UKELELE SATCHEL TWATS"-type review of the festival, not even the year the Guardian came.

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