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Audioscope 2003

Posted: September 9th, 2003, by Marceline Smith

Well, AUDIOSCOPE was brilliant, again. People mocked my seemingly insane plan of sitting on a train for a total of fourteen hours to spend a day and a half in Oxford trapped inside a small dark venue but I WAS RIGHT. The best line-up yet, lots of nice people to talk to, the opportunity to blow up lots of Shelter balloons and my usual seat at the merch stall, I couldn’t have been happier.

My favourite bands of the day were undoubtably Sunnyvale Noise Sub-element for setting the level of LOUD and ROCK for everyone else to follow; The Edmund Fitzgerald, following on afterwards and being unexpectedly marvellous and all noisy and abrasive and young and Electrelane who I hadn’t heard before and turned out to be tremendously enjoyable and very cute. But really, it was non-stop fantasticness all day and there wasn’t a single band I would have wanted to miss. Oh, except Six By Seven who I thought were DULL DULL DULL. Not to mention boring, rude and arrogant. But top day all round and big cheers to Simon, Stu, Hanna and Jo for organising it. hurray! The only bad thing that happened was being beaten at GIANT Connect 4 by Max Tundra. But, er, obviously I let him win since he’s a popstar. Ahem.

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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