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Postby invisible Pole » Sat Feb 24, 2007 7:37 am

Wow, Waterboys get mentioned on the board !!
Never seen them, Otis, but I've heard they're brilliant live. Wish they could tour over here one day.
They are releasing a new album in April, btw.
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Postby Otis Westinghouse » Sat Feb 24, 2007 1:52 pm

Well they have been before, for sure. Picked up tickets. Sitting right at the back in the balcony. Not the best for atmosphere at the Corn Exchange. I thought they were newly on sale and there would be lots of choice, but obviously lotsa fans round here. They'll be touring the new LP, then OBook of Lightning). I only know the Best Of and Fisherman's Blues, which was a real fave back in the day, and would vie with MLAR on the car stereo for attention. We Will Not Be Lovers, for example. And it's a bit corny, but I always adored their setting of Yeats' 'Come away, human child'. Have you got the deluxe edition? Only got on tape, so would be keen. Always wanted to see them live, and I recall a good review in the paper on a recent tour. Will report back!
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Postby Mike Boom » Sat Feb 24, 2007 2:28 pm

Very jealous Otis, they are well known as being a fantastic live band, and have a load of great songs to choose from, so the set list should be fanstastic. "This is the Sea" is one of my favourite songs, a true epic. If they play anything like on this

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Postby johnfoyle » Sat Feb 24, 2007 5:35 pm

I saw many a Waterboys show back in the '80s' , all of them sweaty, heaving affairs , the evenings ending with deafened ears and clothes stinking of smoke and drink. I saw them ( or whatever combination Scott collected on stage that year) again about 5/6 years ago. The same intensity but there was disappointing sameness to the proceedings. Maybe that says more about me than Scott and co. 'cos everyone else there was going bananas.

New Years Eve 1987 I saw them doing a show in the Top Hat, Dun Laoghaire , 17 miles outside Dublin. I well remember that mileage figure 'cos we had to walk it home, a combination of lack of funding and absence of taxis. One of our number had promised to 'phone his girlfriend , a nurse doing night duty. The rest of us spent a very mature few minutes making mocking gestures outside the 'phone box in Blackrock village as he expressed his undying love etc. She later dumped him , the day before my sisters wedding ; she still insisted on attending the ceremony since she had bought a hat for it. Nothing to do with the Waterboys , of course - it just drifted into my mind as I type.

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Postby invisible Pole » Mon Feb 26, 2007 8:33 am

I highly recommend Fisherman's Blues deluxe edition from last year.
It's got a great bonus disc including a previously-unreleased gem You In The Sky, two Dylan covers - Nobody 'Cept You and Girl Of The North Country, and my personal fave, a country-flavoured Lonesome And A Long Way From Home.

The new single, Everybody Takes A Tumble, sounds very promising (I love Steve Wickham's violins !). If there was justice in the world, it should easily be a Top 10 hit.
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Postby Who Shot Sam? » Mon Feb 26, 2007 3:50 pm

Who Shot Sam? wrote:Just back from seeing Neko Case and her band at Lincoln Center. What a spectacular setting, with the East Side skyline and Central Park in the background. We were lucky enough to have a table for both sets, with a nice bottle of wine, close to the stage.

Suffice to say that Neko's voice is a hell of an instrument, and she was really in peak form. Great little band too. She played a lot of my favorites and threw in a few surprises. I think I'm in love.


A couple of photos from the gig on Pitchfork...

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Postby Mr. Average » Fri Mar 02, 2007 1:09 am

My daughter is a big Rocco Deluca and the Burden fan and we saw him solo in a Fye's record store tonight in Torrence. Two weeks ago a solo acoustic set at an Irvine Starbucks of all places. He is starting to shine and does some nice work with the Dobro. He is on Ironworks, Keifers label, as is Ron Sexsmith.

We spoke tonight as he signed my daughters quitar and invited us to the HOB Hollywood show on the 19th, cause we have been following him around. A 14 year old and a crush can drive Dad to absolute distraction, but she loves it, and she could be into a lot worse music.

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Postby oily slick » Fri Mar 02, 2007 9:56 am

have tickets to see Steve Forbert at The Focal Point n Maplewood, MO March 30. The Focal Point is a little dump on a side street sometimes hosting concerts you can get into if you bring canned food for the poor. 10 rows of old church pews each holding about 8 people and a little wooden stage in front. they say they put some more aluminum chairs in the back in front of the windows. i understand he is no longer the next "next bob dylan", but jeez he needs a new agent. or an agent period.
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Postby goodbyegirl » Sun Mar 04, 2007 5:14 pm

I just returned from seeing Chris Difford last night in Pawling, NY. What a beautiful night, as we saw the lunar eclipse on our way to the venue. The Towne Crier has great food, and we enjoyed our dinners and drinks with anticipation, as Chris has not been in the states for many years. It was fantastic to see him again. He sounded and looked great. He performed mostly Squeeze songs but also threw in some solo material. I wish he did more solo material, as it really sounded good. He discussed writing with Glenn, his fear of flying, and shared many other stories and laughs with us. He was kind enough to autograph my Difford and Tillbrook album cover at the end of the show, and also pose for a pic. I personally invited him back here anytime, and yes, he did sing "Goodbye Girl." What a great night...

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Postby Who Shot Sam? » Sun Mar 04, 2007 5:23 pm

goodbyegirl wrote:I just returned from seeing Chris Difford last night in Pawling, NY. What a beautiful night, as we saw the lunar eclipse on our way to the venue. The Towne Crier has great food, and we enjoyed our dinners and drinks with anticipation, as Chris has not been in the states for many years. It was fantastic to see him again. He sounded and looked great. He performed mostly Squeeze songs but also threw in some solo material. I wish he did more solo material, as it really sounded good. He discussed writing with Glenn, his fear of flying, and shared many other stories and laughs with us. He was kind enough to autograph my Difford and Tillbrook album cover at the end of the show, and also pose for a pic. I personally invited him back here anytime, and yes, he did sing "Goodbye Girl." What a great night...


Damn, I missed it. We couldn't arrange babysitting. They do have terrific food there. It's well worth arriving early for dinner.
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Postby so lacklustre » Sun Mar 04, 2007 5:27 pm

Saw the Fratellis at the Brixton Academy in south London last night. Quite good without really setting the pulse racing. Saw the lunar eclipse on our way home.
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Postby goodbyegirl » Sun Mar 04, 2007 8:28 pm

[quote]Damn, I missed it. We couldn't arrange babysitting. They do have terrific food there. It's well worth arriving early for dinner.


Sorry you couldn't make it WSS. Would have been great to meet you.

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Postby Who Shot Sam? » Sun Mar 04, 2007 9:10 pm

goodbyegirl wrote:
Damn, I missed it. We couldn't arrange babysitting. They do have terrific food there. It's well worth arriving early for dinner.


Sorry you couldn't make it WSS. Would have been great to meet you.


Hopefully there will be another worthwhile show there sometime soon. If so, it would be great to say hello.
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Postby ice nine » Sun Mar 04, 2007 9:39 pm

Erin Mckeown

A friend invited me to go see her so I happpily did so. (Who can pass up a free ticket to see live music? Not me.) I was pleasantly surprised. She is one of these artist that you just can't pigeonhole. Jazzy, alternative, punk...she did it all. Her keyboard player is a state whistling champ and he had a whistling solo in one of the numbers. She's on her way to the UK and Ireland and she is worth seeing.
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Postby verbal gymnastics » Mon Mar 05, 2007 4:28 am

so lacklustre wrote:Saw the Fratellis at the Brixton Academy in south London last night. Quite good without really setting the pulse racing. Saw the lunar eclipse on our way home.


I contemplated going but we went to see The Jamm (tribute band) instead. It was a good night although I suffered for it on Saturday.

They don't solely do the hits and pulled out some good album tracks such as Private Hell, Ghosts and The Place I Love as well as B sides such as the Butterfly Collector and Liza Radley. Highly recommended.

Regarding Chris Difford, it was interesting to read that Glenn and himself had been offered a support slot as Squeeze for Crowded House's reformation tour. I think this could be the year Squeeze actually do reform (although I understand they have not technically split up but are on permanent hiatus :? ).
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Postby miss buenos aires » Mon Mar 05, 2007 12:38 pm

Going to see the Raveonettes this Saturday...

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Postby Otis Westinghouse » Mon Mar 05, 2007 6:54 pm

so lacklustre wrote:Saw the lunar eclipse on our way home.

That was my gig of the week. quite spectacular. I have to confess, though, that I didn't read till the next day that this was the best till 2029. Wish I'd made more of it. I was busy packing and preparing to travel, so actually missed the bit where it was total. Doh! Saw it almost total. All orange and spooky.
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Postby mood swung » Wed Mar 14, 2007 12:19 pm

James McMurtry 5/5 and Todd Snider on 8/4 at The Shed. I can buy me a Harley while I'm there.

I'm trying to twist oily's arm on both of these, but he's a tough sell. Likes those swing bands.
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Postby so lacklustre » Fri Mar 16, 2007 12:43 pm

I have guaranteed tickets to see the Arctic Monkeys next month. I like the way they have done this, everyone registered on their website had the chance to register interest for one date on their tour, they then did a random computerised selection - and I came out. I now have a three day time slot to buy the tickets using the code they sent me.
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Postby mood swung » Fri Mar 16, 2007 12:49 pm

been in Key West?
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Postby Chrille » Fri Mar 16, 2007 1:48 pm

Talked some friends into going with me to the Roskilde Festival again this year, so unless the Arcade Fire cancels for some reason, I guess I will get to see them this year after all!

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Postby oily slick » Fri Mar 16, 2007 8:46 pm

so lacklustre wrote:I have guaranteed tickets to see the Arctic Monkeys next month. I like the way they have done this, everyone registered on their website had the chance to register interest for one date on their tour, they then did a random computerised selection - and I came out. I now have a three day time slot to buy the tickets using the code they sent me.


mood swung wrote:been in Key West?


so lack, you wrote "i came out" and key west, florida has a lot of gay people. get it? just trying to help. oddly, blue wrote "the man in me" in the song title thread almost simultaneously with your declaration. i don't know if that means anything.
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Postby mood swung » Fri Mar 16, 2007 9:28 pm

it was that dash that did him in.

seriously, I am secretly an 11 year old boy. I always say ' under there?' to get my kids to say 'under where?'
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Postby Mechanical Grace » Sat Mar 17, 2007 5:40 am

mood swung wrote: I am secretly an 11 year old boy


And that's why we love you.

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Postby mood swung » Sat Mar 17, 2007 11:20 am

:D

thanks. I needed that.
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