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I Love Glasgow

Posted: May 8th, 2006, by Marceline Smith

Many many thanks to 1990s for posting the link to the documentary I mentioned a while back that they hosted for Danish TV*. You can view it online here (link to video is half way down on the right under SE Udsendelsen). It’s basically a post- Franz look at the Glasgow music scene which means nice live footage of 1990s, Lucky Luke, Mother & The Addicts and Franz Ferdinand and bits of chat with Arab Strap, Isobel Campbell, the ubiquitous Stephen Pastel etc. And of course no Glasgow music programme is complete without wee Stuart Mogwai and Barry Burns pissing about town under the euphemism of “showing people around”. This of course means going to Monorail and then Sleazys (as anyone who’s visited Glasgow knows full well) and pointing out that every single person you meet is in a band. All it really lacks is a bit where Glasgow band members insult each other on Myspace and it would be just like the real thing. I haven’t laughed so much at the internet in ages.

* Yes, they did cut out the bit where John introduced me to the camera at the Triptych launch, thank god.

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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