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« Reply #1980 on: November 27, 2023, 09:32:22 AM »

Ozric tentacles and Gong in Gloucester on Saturday. Ozrics were pretty good, and Gong were very good, having moved away from the overtly pothead pixie era while keeping Daevid's vision alive. Properly progressive  psychedelic rock. If anyone ever decides to make a film about Syd Barrett, Kavus Torabi would be ideal to portray Syd in performance.
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« Reply #1981 on: November 27, 2023, 09:25:07 PM »

I agree about the Syd movie. I told him that when I spoke to him at New Day fest, although I suspect he may have heard it before, once or twice.
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« Reply #1982 on: November 30, 2023, 10:59:41 AM »


Ozric tentacles and Gong in Gloucester on Saturday. Ozrics were pretty good, and Gong were very good, having moved away from the overtly pothead pixie era while keeping Daevid's vision alive. Properly progressive  psychedelic rock. If anyone ever decides to make a film about Syd Barrett, Kavus Torabi would be ideal to portray Syd in performance.


I meant to put something here after seeing them at the Forum Kentish Town a couple of weeks ago. A thoroughly enjoyable evening, made even more so by having the Crazy World of Arthur Brown as the support. He did an hour with full lights & stage show so we certainly got value for money. I saw Gong earlier in the year acting as the Steve Hillage Band so good to see them doing their own stuff. I did fleeting wonder about how one of the three bands might go down at Cropredy!
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« Reply #1983 on: December 01, 2023, 12:31:14 AM »

It's 4 decades since I last saw Steve Hillage. It would be great to see him at Croppers.

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« Reply #1984 on: December 01, 2023, 02:54:45 PM »


Ozric tentacles and Gong in Gloucester on Saturday. Ozrics were pretty good, and Gong were very good, having moved away from the overtly pothead pixie era while keeping Daevid's vision alive. Properly progressive  psychedelic rock. If anyone ever decides to make a film about Syd Barrett, Kavus Torabi would be ideal to portray Syd in performance.


I have them in my diary for March 9th Marine Theatre in Lyme Regis - Last time I saw Gong was a couple of years before Daevid and Gilli died  - fantastic gig with Steve Hillage really giving it some welly - classic Gong! I am looking forward to seeing the new iteration live.
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« Reply #1985 on: December 01, 2023, 05:16:05 PM »



Ozric tentacles and Gong in Gloucester on Saturday. Ozrics were pretty good, and Gong were very good, having moved away from the overtly pothead pixie era while keeping Daevid's vision alive. Properly progressive  psychedelic rock. If anyone ever decides to make a film about Syd Barrett, Kavus Torabi would be ideal to portray Syd in performance.


I have them in my diary for March 9th Marine Theatre in Lyme Regis - Last time I saw Gong was a couple of years before Daevid and Gilli died  - fantastic gig with Steve Hillage really giving it some welly - classic Gong! I am looking forward to seeing the new iteration live.


I just don't get the new Gong at all.  They leave me cold.  But they do a mighty fine Steve Hillage Band.  Go figure...
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« Reply #1986 on: December 02, 2023, 09:56:47 AM »

Australian Pink Floyd at Blackpool Opera House. Missed them at Cropredy so delighted to catch up with them. DSOTM anniversary tour so they played it to start the show (saw the original 49 years ago this week). Then a set of classic Floyd, 2 1/2 hours in total, including most of my favourites. If we can’t see the original Floyd, this will do very nicely. A great evening and I will long remember the giant inflatable kangaroo dancing to One of These Days!
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« Reply #1987 on: December 02, 2023, 12:39:30 PM »




Ozric tentacles and Gong in Gloucester on Saturday. Ozrics were pretty good, and Gong were very good, having moved away from the overtly pothead pixie era while keeping Daevid's vision alive. Properly progressive  psychedelic rock. If anyone ever decides to make a film about Syd Barrett, Kavus Torabi would be ideal to portray Syd in performance.


I have them in my diary for March 9th Marine Theatre in Lyme Regis - Last time I saw Gong was a couple of years before Daevid and Gilli died  - fantastic gig with Steve Hillage really giving it some welly - classic Gong! I am looking forward to seeing the new iteration live.


I just don't get the new Gong at all.  They leave me cold.  But they do a mighty fine Steve Hillage Band.  Go figure...


It proves the importance of Daevids. Or even Davids.
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« Reply #1988 on: December 02, 2023, 02:45:12 PM »





Ozric tentacles and Gong in Gloucester on Saturday. Ozrics were pretty good, and Gong were very good, having moved away from the overtly pothead pixie era while keeping Daevid's vision alive. Properly progressive  psychedelic rock. If anyone ever decides to make a film about Syd Barrett, Kavus Torabi would be ideal to portray Syd in performance.


I have them in my diary for March 9th Marine Theatre in Lyme Regis - Last time I saw Gong was a couple of years before Daevid and Gilli died  - fantastic gig with Steve Hillage really giving it some welly - classic Gong! I am looking forward to seeing the new iteration live.


I just don't get the new Gong at all.  They leave me cold.  But they do a mighty fine Steve Hillage Band.  Go figure...


It proves the importance of Daevids. Or even Davids.


I can enjoy Paragong, Mothergong, and Pierre's Gong etc so I don't need Daevid there for its innate Gong-ness to be present but this (and yes, I know Daevid's wishes) just doesn't get there for me.  Some Gongs with Daevid (NY Gong?) sound less Gong-y but still work for me.  I dunno.  It's just a leap too far for this David.  More drugs required, no doubt.
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« Reply #1989 on: December 02, 2023, 03:46:23 PM »

Gong would be way, way down on my list of favourite bands, yet seeing them live - with Daevid & Gilli - would definitely fit in my personal top ten of all-time great gigs. I can't imagine the same magic being there without them.
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« Reply #1990 on: December 02, 2023, 04:45:44 PM »

I guess for me, if it's called anything else than simply Gong, I don't compare it to the mother ship (or is it mother pot ?), and see it as part of the family.

If it's just Gong, it needs the main man.

I do enjoy the Om Riff played by the current band however, just as I love to play it myself.
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« Reply #1991 on: December 02, 2023, 04:55:59 PM »


I guess for me, if it's called anything else than simply Gong, I don't compare it to the mother ship (or is it mother pot ?), and see it as part of the family.

If it's just Gong, it needs the main man.

I do enjoy the Om Riff played by the current band however, just as I love to play it myself.


I think that's a very good point.  If they were called 21st Century Gong or Cardiacs Gong or Kavus Gong I'd probably like them a whole lot more....
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« Reply #1992 on: December 02, 2023, 11:49:51 PM »

Two gigs in a row!

Rusty Shackle, in a very well-to-do village hall with tiered seating, which was abandoned after the first couple of songs and after the bar ran out of beer. Excellent stuff.

Then this evening, saw my guitar teacher's 80's covers band, Fondue*, at the local brewery. Also excellent stuff.

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« Reply #1993 on: December 03, 2023, 09:53:15 AM »


Two gigs in a row!

Rusty Shackle, in a very well-to-do village hall with tiered seating, which was abandoned after the first couple of songs and after the bar ran out of beer. Excellent stuff.

Then this evening, saw my guitar teacher's 80's covers band, Fondue*, at the local brewery. Also excellent stuff.

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**in terms of 80s music, the cheesy stuff stopped in 1986. Fondue have no songs in their repertoire after that year. Discuss...



The gig was abandoned?  Or just the seating?!
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Two gigs in a row!

Rusty Shackle, in a very well-to-do village hall with tiered seating, which was abandoned after the first couple of songs and after the bar ran out of beer. Excellent stuff.

Then this evening, saw my guitar teacher's 80's covers band, Fondue*, at the local brewery. Also excellent stuff.

Cheers

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**in terms of 80s music, the cheesy stuff stopped in 1986. Fondue have no songs in their repertoire after that year. Discuss...



The gig was abandoned?  Or just the seating?!


Hah! I really shouldn't write stuff on the bus back from the brewery...

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« Reply #1995 on: December 06, 2023, 02:59:35 PM »

Lanterns on the Lake in Manchester last night, with Phil Selway from Radiohead on drums. Not sure if he is a permanent fixture or just guesting for one album/tour. Really enjoyed them, and also Sophie Jamieson who was supporting.
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« Reply #1996 on: December 06, 2023, 03:06:28 PM »


Lanterns on the Lake in Manchester last night, with Phil Selway from Radiohead on drums. Not sure if he is a permanent fixture or just guesting for one album/tour. Really enjoyed them, and also Sophie Jamieson who was supporting.


Saw them in Leeds last month Excellent show. Love the two drummer approach. Worked really well. Our support was a fellow who records under the name, Colouring. Again, very good.
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« Reply #1997 on: December 08, 2023, 11:02:00 AM »

The Furrow Collective at Liverpool Phil on Wednesday night. Down to 3 members as Rachel Newton is on maternity leave but they were as beautiful as ever. A really atmospheric concert.
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« Reply #1998 on: December 08, 2023, 11:07:29 AM »


The Furrow Collective at Liverpool Phil on Wednesday night. Down to 3 members as Rachel Newton is on maternity leave but they were as beautiful as ever. A really atmospheric concert.


The small venue presumably?  If I'd been around I'd have gone.  I hope they got a crowd?  Latest album is immense
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« Reply #1999 on: December 08, 2023, 12:05:04 PM »



The Furrow Collective at Liverpool Phil on Wednesday night. Down to 3 members as Rachel Newton is on maternity leave but they were as beautiful as ever. A really atmospheric concert.


The small venue presumably?  If I'd been around I'd have gone.  I hope they got a crowd?  Latest album is immense


Yes - the Music Room. It was about three quarters full - it was set out 7 rows of 12 seats. A bit of a disappointing turn out really. I bought the album at the gig.
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