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Posted: June 14th, 2002, by Marceline Smith

Too much excitement lately! Most exciting thing was going to IKEA with David obviously. No, most exciting was walking into the venue past a queue of people waiting in the rain to get into the OXES show. WITH PIZZA. Maybe that was the meanest thing. Good to see the OXES boys again – they arrived with usual grace, demanding coffee and shoving homemade banana cake in their mouths and helpfully showing David how small his room would be if he decorated it with life size OXES statues. Gig was good too. Fighting Red Adair managed to hold their own in the face of the mighty rock talent that is I’m Being Good and OXES. Sams Hot Car Lot less so. I’m Being Good were everything I hoped they’d be – sparky, scritchy, shouty and sweet. I want them to move to Glasgow and play every week. They could live in our cupboard. OXES were fun as always, stalking every nook and cranny of the venue and never missing any of their perfectly timed dual guitar lines. Afterwards we all stood aimlessly for what seemed like hours. We attempted to carry the famous OXES BOXES but they are, or seemed, very heavy so I stood on one instead. Fear my tallness! etc. I got OXES hugs when they left the next morning. I was sorry to see them go.

Marceline Smith

Marceline is the fierce, terrifying force behind diskant.net, laughing with disdain as she fires sharpened blades of sarcasm in all directions. Based in Scotland, her lexicon consists of words such as 'jings', 'aboot' and 'aye': our trained voice analysts are yet to decipher some of the relentless stream of genius uttered on a twenty-four hour basis. Marceline's hobbies include working too much and going out in bad weather.


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