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Archive for May, 2003

In response to Simon’s post

Posted: May 24th, 2003, by Dave Stockwell

IRE: SUNNYVALE NOISE SUB-ELEMENT: They were distinctly fantastic, kids. Despite some, uh, interesting monitor issues, they really delivered the noisy/motorik/techno goods in spades. Not being able to hear yourself onstage has never sounded so good. It would appear that they’ve come on yet further leaps and bounds since AUDIOSCOPE02, and their newer aggressive stance distinctly suits them. The audience didn’t know what to think. Hurrah!

RE: SOUVARIS: *cringe*. Fucking “rock stars”…

In other news, The Daily Telegraph this Thursday covering Vincent Gallo‘s vow that he’d never work with a professional actress not called Chloe Sevigny again was fantastic – the best laugh I’ve had at my parents’ breakfast table in a fair wee while. Apparently he’s made a public apology for his new film Brown Bunny, and said that he never meant to make it so long, dull and self-indulgent. I was appalled – what happened to the asshole stance of old? Anyway, here’s hoping it wins something at Cannes…

Recent high-quality gig outings

Posted: May 19th, 2003, by Simon Minter

MOGWAI: my first viewing of ’em, and i think i’ve missed out on their greatest gigs in the past. but when they got it together with their DYNAMICS and VOLUME it blew my hair off. unfortunately there were some slight meandering bits of their set which were kind of a letdown. but in general… woooo

SHIPS A’GOING DOWN: got the whole oxes/shellac thing off to a tee, all stop-start noise-quiet bits. they stopped just short of being too derivative; i just wish they’d looked a bit more enthusiastic on stage!

REYNOLDS: another first viewing for me, and waaaaggghhhh they rule. BUY THE ALBUM, anybody who reads this. it is beautiful and fantastic. why are reynolds not more famous?

PART CHIMP: my god you chimps, why are you so LOUD? but i’m not complaining. i enjoy having bleeding ears when it’s caused by such fantastic, abrasive, aggressive jesus lizard/six by seven magic. amazing.

SUNNYVALE NOISE SUB-ELEMENT: hold on, this is the band I’m in! er, they ROCKED, of course. but seriously; our recent london performance was tons o’fun.

SOUVARIS: are them what we played with at that london performance, and they were sublime and classy and spot-on. especially with a new song which was played last, ending with mike standing atop the bar, rockin’ it like proper rock stars should.

Well well

Posted: May 12th, 2003, by Marceline Smith

I go off to the south of France for my well earned holidays and when I return diskant is broke, my email is broke and no-one has posted on the weblog. No surprises there then. If you haven’t heard, we’re in the middle of a big re-organisation at diskant with me wielding the big scissors. So it’s goodbye to the events, the go see sites, the forums, the guestbook and so many other little things. End of an era really. Ah well, think of all the free time I’ll have.

So, France was fun. My parents spent the time forcefeeding us yoghurt, bread and wine and taking us on wild goose chase drives across the Dordogne in search of aquariums. Sadly all fish seem to hibernate in France and they were all closed. Nonetheless we saw some big crocodiles and scary snakes in REPTILAND, some eagles and scary vultures at Rocamadour and all manner of wonderful scenery. Hurray.