Indietracks 2013 reviews, blogposts etc

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Post by Trev » Fri Aug 09, 2013 11:58

harrumph.

I never thought indietracks was ever that heavy on drunken teens and that. It's always had a wide spread of ages.
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Post by indiansummer » Fri Aug 09, 2013 12:02

here's one of the neonfiller dudes' own music, if any indie dads would care to given it their scathing critique, doubtless whilst holding their loved ones by the hair:

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Post by RITH » Fri Aug 09, 2013 12:03

It's at the very least all a bit tongue in cheek, isn't it?
Will we be going next year? Doubtless. It’s such an inspired concept and comes with a guarantee of great music and moments at every turn.

But maybe we’ve grown out of camping after trying to find the toilet in a roaring downpour at 2am. Maybe next year we’ll get a hotel. Maybe, maybe next year we’ll bring the kids.

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Post by leon » Fri Aug 09, 2013 12:06

So indie dad was off to his 'luxury' (has the writer stayed in a Travelodge?) hotel in the evening, but was also playing "fucking french cricket" at the campsite at 7am. He gets about a bit does indie dad.

What I want to know is who's going to do something about all the indie uncles, they're the worst.

Seriously though, it must REALLY have bothered them to have hung their entire review on the supposed Dadification of Indietracks.
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Post by joanny » Fri Aug 09, 2013 12:38

Travelodge are great luxury except on Liverpool Street. Avoid this one, people.

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Post by Silver Girl » Fri Aug 09, 2013 13:26

joanny wrote:Travelodge are great luxury except on Liverpool Street. Avoid this one, people.
And the Manchester Airport one. So filthy that they refunded our stay without us asking...
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Post by a layer of chips » Fri Aug 09, 2013 13:33

... and about every city centre one ever. Honourable mention to the one in Broad Street in Birmingham. I must've stayed in 80 per cent of the rooms there, and each one looks like a body has decomposed on the floor. And smells like it.

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Post by crystalball » Fri Aug 09, 2013 14:11

This is from the Midland Railway's in-house mag:
By Sunday morning all was calm again and by the evening, as the inevitable dash for more supplies of alcohol was underway, some of the Indietrackers gathered on the beach for a singalong, exercising great care not to damage the sandcastle that had been built earlier in the day. But what do we expect? That’s just the sort of people they are.
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Post by joanny » Fri Aug 09, 2013 14:38

Bless them :) Is there any way to read the whole article?


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Post by joanny » Fri Aug 09, 2013 21:01

tonieee wrote:Pete Dale from Milky Wimpshake is also an indiedad several times over - how dare he come and ruin indietracks!

I added a comment to the blog last night - nothing abusive, just that parents should be allowed to enjoy music and if they want to share that with their children then it should be applauded rather than derided and that inconsiderate driving is still inconsiderate driving whether you've got children or not. Rather than responding to the criticism they've deleted the comment.
Nope, seems that the comments were awaiting for moderation. They're all published and answered now, turns out that the whole thing was supposed to be tongue-in-cheek-etc-stuff.

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Post by linus » Fri Aug 09, 2013 21:05

ooh me' sides, etc.

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Post by indiansummer » Sat Aug 10, 2013 09:37

i like the patronising "if you read the whole review..." note they've left. maybe everyone HAS read the whole review and it's just badly-written...?
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Post by tonieee » Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:57

I left another comment and this time noticed the message that it is awaiting moderation - doh!

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Post by gltownley » Thu Aug 15, 2013 18:14

So, I wrote the article that a few of you guys on here helped me with. I even had an online magazine who were interested in hosting it. A relatively small and obscure one admittedly, but it's a start.
The piece that I wrote was about 2000 words long, and they said that this was longer than their usual stuff, but that they could post it as a two parter. I sent them the original and my attempt at splitting it into two parts (as well as a few photos that we took over the weekend) nearly two weeks ago, and have heard nothing since. I'm assuming that this is their way of telling me that they don't think it's any good. Hey ho.
As some of you did help, I thought you might be interested to see what I wrote, and what my thoughts were as a first time Indietacker. You can read it, if you want to, here:

http://adventuresinindiepop.wordpress.com/

I am not a writer by trade, as is probably very obvious, but it is something that I would like to get into, so any criticism/ advice would be gratefully received.
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Post by knibbles » Thu Aug 15, 2013 19:28

gltownley wrote:So, I wrote the article that a few of you guys on here helped me with. I even had an online magazine who were interested in hosting it. A relatively small and obscure one admittedly, but it's a start.
The piece that I wrote was about 2000 words long, and they said that this was longer than their usual stuff, but that they could post it as a two parter. I sent them the original and my attempt at splitting it into two parts (as well as a few photos that we took over the weekend) nearly two weeks ago, and have heard nothing since. I'm assuming that this is their way of telling me that they don't think it's any good. Hey ho.
As some of you did help, I thought you might be interested to see what I wrote, and what my thoughts were as a first time Indietacker. You can read it, if you want to, here:

http://adventuresinindiepop.wordpress.com/

I am not a writer by trade, as is probably very obvious, but it is something that I would like to get into, so any criticism/ advice would be gratefully received.
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I've edited your post because your link wasn't spelt correctly, hope that's okay!

I enjoyed reading your article, Gareth. If you did want some advice, I'd say it would be cool to include which bands you particularly enjoyed and what your favourite bits were. It's nice to have all the subjective things you liked and your personal experiences as well as the more objective stuff about the festival. Good luck with your aspirations of being a journalist. Keep on writing your blog!
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Post by gltownley » Thu Aug 15, 2013 19:46

Doh! Not a great start spelling the link incorrectly. Thanks for correcting it.
I know what you mean about being a bit more subjective, I think I tried too hard at times to write a feature and not a review. Also I was conscious of the word count. I definitely hope to keep the blog going.

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Post by tonieee » Thu Aug 15, 2013 19:53

I liked the subjectiveness. There are are loads of reviews of the music - it was lovely reading what you've written about all the other ace things that make indietracks so special.

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Post by Barto » Thu Aug 15, 2013 20:03

gltownley wrote:
As some of you did help, I thought you might be interested to see what I wrote, and what my thoughts were as a first time Indietacker. You can read it, if you want to, here:

http://adventuresinindiepop.wordpress.com/
It was my pleasure to give you my thouughts! I found the article nice and very easy to read, which is very important in online journalsm.

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