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« Reply #980 on: March 12, 2019, 09:48:11 AM »


Olivia Chaney at Cecil Sharp House.  An amazing voice, if a little solemn.  Almost more like a recital than a traditional gig.


Agreed. She was classicly trained as a singer, that might help understand. I agree that she needs to relax more into her performance. But very good nonetheless.

A weekend just gone on Mallorca catching a reformed-for-one-date Emily Portman Trio plus another gig with Rachel Newton & Lucy Farrell (plus the odd gurgle from Lucy's baby daughter :-) Great weather!
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« Reply #981 on: March 13, 2019, 11:42:58 AM »

KT Tunstall a couple of nights ago. She now has an all female band and they sounded good. A pleasant evening.
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« Reply #982 on: March 13, 2019, 01:21:36 PM »


KT Tunstall a couple of nights ago. She now has an all female band and they sounded good. A pleasant evening.
She'd be great at Cropredy!
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« Reply #983 on: March 13, 2019, 06:39:33 PM »



Not a gig but an exhibition, "Bobbins" the Frank Sidebottom exh, at Central Library in Manchester, its on from last Friday until the end of April( i think), because its been a nice day and our Siobhan isnt well and she's at home with Rocco, the dog(we have him when shes at work, etc, etc).
We went in on the metro, any excuse to use the free passes, but i would need a month to give the exhibits more than a cursory glance and there is  mountains of video to watch, including full live shows and the various "Magical Timperley tours" videos where he escorted bus loads of fans round Timperley to see the sights including the famous twin post boxes "one for the right handers and one for the lefties", the Stonemasons and Timperley aquatics.  I loved it and even Maura managed the odd smirk!!!!
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I'm hoping to get to see that (and the Martin Parr at the Art Gallery) on a trip back North this month.


And I did - at the weekend.  Didn't think we'd have time, but we did (plus a trip to the Whitworth too).  The Bobbins exhibitions was great fun, the Martin Parr exhibition was exemplary, and - to get back on topic - the Revolutionary Army of the Infant Jesus were bloody marvellous in Liverpool on Friday night.  They finished with the best cover of Tomorrow Never Knows I've ever heard.
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« Reply #984 on: March 14, 2019, 11:16:27 AM »

Mawkin's first night of their farewell tour - excellent, be sorry to see them go. Ciaran Algar depping for the already departed James Delarre. Not a note wrong either, he's well rehearsed!
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« Reply #985 on: March 15, 2019, 09:47:37 AM »

Marty Willson-Piper at The Betsey Trotwood in That There London. Absolutely terrific quiet night in (the Circle Line, which runs under the cellar notwithstanding) with a real music fan and enthusiast, and top-notch twelve string guitarist to boot. He’s touring this month, so if you get the chance to see him in your area please do go. Mrs. W-P, on violin and vocals, really adds something special to the arrangements of material from his forty-odd years in the business. He’s also a massive music fan and is the first person I’ve seen throw in a Ten Years After riff to an intro before reflecting incredulously on Slade’s version of Martha, My Dear.
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« Reply #986 on: March 15, 2019, 05:14:26 PM »


He’s also a massive music fan and is the first person I’ve seen throw in a Ten Years After riff to an intro before reflecting incredulously on Slade’s version of Martha, My Dear.


Ha ha ha ha ha.  I literally spat my tea out all over the keyboard at that one!
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« Reply #987 on: March 16, 2019, 12:04:48 PM »

Merry Hell at St Edith Hall in Kemsing, Kent. The acoustic version put on a rousing and rapturously received show despite battling illness and consequent voice issues.

Supported by Terry Hiscock and Rog Trevitt of Hunter Muskett, about whom I knew nothing and by whom I was hugely impressed. I am now trying to dig out some of their albums to sample online.
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« Reply #988 on: March 16, 2019, 12:36:01 PM »



KT Tunstall a couple of nights ago. She now has an all female band and they sounded good. A pleasant evening.
She'd be great at Cropredy!


She's a great act. Second time I've seen her.  Cool
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« Reply #989 on: March 16, 2019, 12:42:43 PM »

Merry Hell really got St Edith's going last night, I hope it encourages them to venture South again.
-and what a treat to have such great support, I'm often amazed at the talent on the 'Undercard'.
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« Reply #990 on: March 16, 2019, 01:12:43 PM »


Merry Hell really got St Edith's going last night, I hope it encourages them to venture South again.
-and what a treat to have such great support, I'm often amazed at the talent on the 'Undercard'.


I see Andrew has had to pull out of tonight's show so we just got away with it last night.
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« Reply #991 on: March 16, 2019, 01:24:24 PM »

Not a gig but a vinyl auction in Sheffield where this fetched £30 - Fairports first single.

The vinyl fetched incredibly high prices but the real surprise was collections of cassettes regularly going for nearly £100 and nine Factory Records cassettes sold for £110?


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« Reply #992 on: March 16, 2019, 01:30:28 PM »

Ooh, a trip to the loft i think...
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« Reply #993 on: March 16, 2019, 03:27:35 PM »


Not a gig but a vinyl auction in Sheffield where this fetched £30 - Fairports first single.

The vinyl fetched incredibly high prices but the real surprise was collections of cassettes regularly going for nearly £100 and nine Factory Records cassettes sold for £110?


Not a surprise to me...cassettes have really taken off in the last couple of years.  There seem to be two distinct areas where the market is growing exponentially...one is of original issue releases from the early 70's, and the other is the late 70's/80's 'alternative' scene.  With the former, it's really weird how 'youngsters' (ie anybody under 40!!) can't seem to age cassettes properly...you see loads of the late 70's reissues (generally no paper prints on the cassette itself but printed directly onto the plastic) being passed off as originals when they're not.

I'm convinced the CD market is going to take off again soon.  Not everything, of course, but interesting stuff.  People that have grown up with music they don't own are starting to see the attraction of a material object which reinforces their sense of connection to that music, whether they listen to the cassette/CD/record or not.

Sounds like a bargain for Ribbon Bow...
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« Reply #994 on: March 16, 2019, 04:47:40 PM »




Not a surprise to me...cassettes have really taken off in the last couple of years.


Really! That's a surprise to me. Cassettes must be the most inconvenient format ever. Even smaller than a CD for artwork - generally poor sound quality and difficult to find a particular track, plus the risk of the tape stretching or snapping.
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« Reply #995 on: March 16, 2019, 04:55:59 PM »





Not a surprise to me...cassettes have really taken off in the last couple of years.


Really! That's a surprise to me. Cassettes must be the most inconvenient format ever. Even smaller than a CD for artwork - generally poor sound quality and difficult to find a particular track, plus the risk of the tape stretching or snapping.


All true, of course, but it isn't really about them as a means of carrying music...it's the whole aesthetic materiality of them as 'objects'.  Which sounds bollox, but I still think it's true!
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« Reply #996 on: March 16, 2019, 06:37:35 PM »






Not a surprise to me...cassettes have really taken off in the last couple of years.


Really! That's a surprise to me. Cassettes must be the most inconvenient format ever. Even smaller than a CD for artwork - generally poor sound quality and difficult to find a particular track, plus the risk of the tape stretching or snapping.


All true, of course, but it isn't really about them as a means of carrying music...it's the whole aesthetic materiality of them as 'objects'.  Which sounds bollox, but I still think it's true!


I agree and have always preferred owning ‘hard copy’ rather than just streaming off the internet. My collection of vinyl and CDs continues to grow and I still own some 50 or so cassettes!  I usually listen first on Spotify or YouTube then try to buy the hard copy so best of both worlds  Smiley
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« Reply #997 on: March 17, 2019, 11:19:42 AM »



KT Tunstall a couple of nights ago. She now has an all female band and they sounded good. A pleasant evening.
She'd be great at Cropredy!


Ooh yes, I think she would!  She was in Cardiff last night along with a few thousand pissed-up Welsh and Irish rugby fans. I hope her gig went well,  we'd have gone but already had tickets for a classical music concert at a local church.
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« Reply #998 on: March 17, 2019, 02:02:33 PM »





Not a surprise to me...cassettes have really taken off in the last couple of years.


Really! That's a surprise to me. Cassettes must be the most inconvenient format ever. Even smaller than a CD for artwork - generally poor sound quality and difficult to find a particular track, plus the risk of the tape stretching or snapping.


The £150 cassette anybody?   Wink https://www.discogs.com/sell/item/750192409
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« Reply #999 on: March 17, 2019, 02:49:08 PM »

I still listen to cassettes, though have stopped buying them and recording stuff.  Blanks seem to have a better lifespan than the pre-recorded ones, even on a good machine.
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