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  1. I once wrote a review saying how dreadful I thought Dawn Penn was as a live act. I saw her a second time and that didn't change my mind. Both of those times she was backed by a DJ and not a live band.

     

    I saw her again yesterday at Bristol's Harbourfest, with a live band. She was great! :D

     

    That was a hard crowd to win over, too - and she got them.

  2. well, I'd forgotten all about this until Z printed off one of my blogs on here and handed it to me in the week. I think Facebook kind of took over for angst, but is actually less expressive so I thought I'd return. I'm not really doing much treading water as the arachnoid cyst and the brain connections continue to bug the hell out of my life with noisy tinnitus and balance issues - worsened by more recent labyrinthitis (probably from the neural feedback shorting out as it gets more blocked/damaged). Half the time I forget I've got anything wrong me - which leads to quizzically asking K why my archery (I've kept that up over the years along with going to festivals, and working at eFest Towers)  has gone to pieces.

    At the moment I have breathing issues too (pile it on fates why dontcha?) following a bad case of flu with effects the lymphatic system - K far worse than me this time around. I lost my tankard at a very muddy Glastonbury so can look forward to dropping a few pints at Beautiful Days (literally). Z is about to move out to her own place up the road, and so it'll just be me, IK and the cat rattling around here (again literally in my case).

    I just noticed it's 10 years since my post on here where I was first diagnosed and given a decade so it's all good (keels over and dies)

  3. Yes - We had decided we would give Glastonbury a miss this year - but the intention was to do at least a couple of others - not sure how that is going to pan out - we will see - I think my priorities have changed - yes Trudi sort of likes festivals and it has really helped her with dealing with noise and crowds but really she mostly liked them becase she missed a bit of school here and there - plus she is going to be at secondary come September and I dont want her skipping any school there if I can help it - having said that -2013 will be the last chance for her to be "free" at Glastonbury so I think we will have to do that one even if it means going on Friday. By that time she might be well into allsorts of music and begging? - maybe she will have a friend to come too - that would be Great - we shall see - so for now its a holiday to look forward to for us - my Brother moving to Barcelona to run a B & B Boat in the marina - should be nice and then a caravan hol no doubt later in the summer. I fear that maybe well and truly all we can stretch to - still a change is good as a rest - and a rest is good for a change? or something lke that ???

    I did go through a bit of a downer since posting last- I am coming up I think ... I hope... its all a matter of state of mind - its amazing what you can tell yourself and believe lol - am I deceiving myself - well in the end of it who cares as long as we are happy! Health is pretty rubbish - but now the cold weather seems to be finally over - im aiming to jump back on and start back up!

    Another reason for not camping/ festivaling is we have 2 outfits now in our yard and both are in a sorry state - 1 i dont want to part with for sentimental reasons and the other I hate with a passion - a rapido folding caravan hate HATE H A T E !!- I want another Dandy a light blue one with matching awning -I dont mind it being a 5 berth (like our old one but Darren wants a 6 ! it doesnt really matter as long as its in good nic. Once we sort that out then Im sure the festy fever will take hold again.

    Will be strange to watch on TV this year and it will be a 2 year Break but Im thinking 2013 could be AMAzinG after a big gap - maybe we will go without Trudi - No i couldnt do that. Anyway there you go

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    minskyyy
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    I have a had a wonderufl summer of fun... however this was sadly cut short when today... welll sunday day... my last day of holiday from work i called up work to find out what shift i was on on monday... I also coinsidently had an awful f**k off hangover .... unfortunatly i then found out I was meant to be working sunday night... now this is not a good thing when you have a raging hangover and think you might die... only three and a half hours to go :(

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    Harrybee
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    Hi -lets hope there is some trust without dismissive paranoia - remember some olduns like music and festival atmosphere - don't forget Stonehenge !

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    One of the most full on festivals that I attended was the gathering in New Zealand, just outside of Christchurch. It is help on a farm up in the hills, and is full of color. dance music, and weird people!!! I had a good time, although I think I pushed it a little too hard you might say, i came down the mountain but not really back to reality for about a week or two.

    :angry:

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    katereeningtwar
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    Download is going to be awesome, however BOTH my little brothers are going this year, they are of ages 17 and 15, so i shall do my best to not worry about their general safety (by this i mean from self inflicted harms) and make a plea to everyone to respect each other at the festival. And can all the really tall people stand behind me. Seriously. I'm five foot tall. I come up to your belly button. You don't need to stand in front of me to see the stage :0

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    Just back from the Limetree Festival and though it was great :D . Now I know this may seem strange - but I've never been to a festival before! - What have I been missing out on !!! It was brill, and will be the first of many to come.

    I'll be going to LT next year for deff, get in touch if your going as I may need some festival buddies next year.

  4. Hi People! :)

    Carrying out some research into Environmental issues and the festival industry....

    If you have attended a festival in the last 3 years, please feel free to fill out my survey!

    Heres the link:

    http://www.surveypirate.com/Survey.aspx?su...HWOFZdzWA%3d%3d

    Thank you :D

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    tikitiamy
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    Hay Guys

    Im doing a project for my 4th year at Uni about festivals and there 'Green' policies. If any of you have been to Glastonbury, Bestival, Leefest or Beachbreak it would be great if you could fill in a little survey for me. It will take less than 5 minutes and sorry but those under the age of 16 can't participate.

    Thanks all, i look forwards to hearing your comments

    Please use the following link:

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/greenfestivals

  5. Eclipse Festival is a yearly electronic music festival held in Ste-Therese-de-la-Gatineau, Quebec, Canada during the summer. It's a weekend-long international gathering of visual & musical art, featuring a symbiosis of dance, open philosophies, performance art, human (& spiritual) experiences.

    Links to Eclipse Festival information:

    Official Site

    Facebook Page

    MySpace Page

    Eclipse 2010 10th Anniversary Tribute Video (ft. Takouma)

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    Hi all im Mark manager of Portsmouth band what is lfe for? the band have been booked to play at this years Guil Fest on Friday 15th July on the Rocksound stage. The band also release their new double a side single on the 16th April on the new Quay West Records which i am running check out www.mltmanagement@live.co.uk for up to date information

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    diandrajr
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    Sooooo; I'm going to Live Oak in the second week of November. Bear creek festival. Music, arts, good company. I'm pretty stoked about seeing Bonobo live. And dead kenny g'sss[:

    early bird special on tickets til september eighth.

    birthday present to muhself[x

    caaan't waaait.

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    Hi everyone the Festival at Grewelthorpe just outside of Ripon North Yorkshire is now taking shape the festival takes place on the 1st 2nd & 3rd of August 2008. It runs from 4pm Friday Afternoon until 4pm Sunday afternoon. This is to facilitate young families being able to pick their children up from school on the Friday and not miss a thing at our festival. The whole of the festival is all about interaction and is unlike most music and arts festival currently being promoted. I have been attending festivals for the past twenty years and my aim was to take all the good things that I had seen and incorporate them into one beautiful and lovingly created happening!

    Much of the live entertainment is local (to Yorkshire anyway) and gives the best of new indie as well as some sublime funk and soul, there will be comedy and movies within our multimedia arena. There is also a Northen Soulz tent palying the best in progressive sounds.

    My wife Karen is putting the finishing touches to our own healing field set around the sites own stone circle here you can relax have an indian head massage or have a crystal reading and many many more alternative therapies. The diversity is one of the main selling points of the Limetree festival.

    In essence the Limetree Festival is aimed at people who have the idea a festival is all about uncomfortable camping and warm cider!! We are limiting our numbers to 2000 so everyone has plenty of space and comfort, children are welcomed and encouraged. There will be no junk food or smelly toliets we have our own composting toilets on site and the rest we will be hiring in to ensure everyone has a pleasant experience.

    The site is a beautiful nature reserve and we only want visitors who will respect this ideal, as much of the proceeds is going back into providing more facilities for the whole site.

    Anyway I will be back to add more info

    Love peace and happiness

    Sean "thebun"

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    Gig and Festival List

    ------------2006------------

    Give It A Name Festival 2006

    At Earls Court on Sunday 30th April

    Guns N Roses

    At Hammersmith Apollo on Wednesday 7th June

    Foo Fighters

    At London Hyde Park on Saturday 17th June

    Lostprophets

    At Brixton Academy on Friday 7th July

    Red Hot Chili Peppers

    At Earls Court on Friday 14th July

    Aiden Victory Records Tour

    At London Astoria on Saturday 23rd September

    Panic! At The Disco

    At Brixton Academy on Monday 23rd October

    Enter Shikari

    At London Astoria on Saturday 4th November

    Dragonforce

    At London Astoria on Wednesday 13th December

    Iron Maiden

    At Earls Court on Friday 22nd December

    ------------2007------------

    Bullet For My Valentine

    At Hammersmith Apollo on Monday 8th January

    Lostprophets

    At Wembley Arena on Sunday 22nd April

    Give It A Name Festival 2007

    At Earls Court on Friday 27th April until Sunday 29th April

    Aerosmith Hyde Park Calling

    At London Hyde Park on 24th June

    Live Earth

    At Wembley Stadium on 7th July

    Metallica

    At Wembley Stadium on 8th July

    Foo Fighters V Festival 2007

    At Hylands Park Chemlsford on Saturday 18th August

    Reading Festival 2007

    At Little John's Farm on Friday 24th August until Sunday 26th August

    Orson

    At Camden Barfly on Wednesday 26th September

    Mindless Self Indulgence

    At Electric Ballroom on Thursday 11th October

    Black Stone Cherry

    At London Astoria on Wednesday 31st October

    Foo Fighters

    At London O2 Arena on Sunday 18th November

    Atreyu

    At London Astoria on Monday 19th November

    Taste of Chaos Tour 2007

    At Brixton Academy on Wednesday 28th November

    Funeral For A Friend

    At London Astoria on Saturday 8th December

    ------------2008------------

    Avenged Sevenfold

    At Brixton Academy on Thursday 24th January

    Linkin Park

    At London O2 Arena on Monday 28th January

    Aiden

    London Astoria on Wednesday 9th April

    Mindless Self Indulgence

    At London Astoria on Sunday 20th April

    Avril Lavigne

    At London O2 Arena on Wednesday 4th June

    Foo Fighters

    At Wembley Stadium on Saturday 7th June

    Lostprophets

    11th June - Astoria

    Linkin Park & Jay Z

    At Milton Keynes Bowl on Sunday 29th June

    Reading Festival 2008

    At Little John's Farm on Friday 22nd August until Sunday 24th August

    Metallica

    At London O2 Arena on Monday 15th September

    Taste of Chaos Tour 2008

    At London Astoria on Wednesday 15th October

    Lee Evans

    At Wembley Arena on Friday 31st October

    Bullet For My Valentine

    At Alexandra Palace on Saturday 15th November

    Black Stone Cherry

    At Brixton Academy on Sunday 14th December

    ------------2009------------

    AC/DC

    At London O2 Arena on Tuesday 14th April

    Tiesto

    At Privilege, Ibiza on Monday 6th July

    Exit Festival 2009

    At the Petrovaradin Fortress in Novi Sad, Serbia on Thursday 9th July until Sunday 12th July

    Sonisphere Festival 2009

    At Knebworth House on Saturday 1st until Sunday 2nd August

    The Offspring

    At Brixton Academy on Wednesday 25th August

    Reading Festival 2009

    At Little John's Farm on Friday 28th August until Sunday 30th August

    Lostprophets

    At HMV Forum London on Thursday 22nd October

    Green Day 23rd October

    At London O2 Arena on Friday 23rd October

    Moby (Unplugged)

    At Palace Theatre London on Sunday 15th November

    Them Crooked Vultures

    At O2 Academy Birmingham on Monday 14th December

    ------------2010------------

    Lostprophets

    At DeMontfort Hall Leicester on Thursday 4th February

    Rage Against The Machine

    At Finsbury Park on Sunday 6th June

    Download Festival 2010

    Donnington Park on Friday 11th June until Sunday 13th June

    Glastonbury Festival 2010

    At Worthy Farm on Wednesday 23rd June until Sunday 27th June

    Sonisphere Festival 2010

    At Knebworth House on Saturday 30th July until Sunday 1st August

    Reading Festival 2010

    At Little John's Farm on Friday 27th August until Sunday 29th August

    ------------2011------------

    Foo Fighters

    At Milton Keynes Bowl on Saturday 2nd July

    Foo Fighters

    At Milton Keynes Bowl on Sunday 3rd July

  6. Rachie
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    to a beautiful baby girl yesterday. She was a month prem. But shes doing fine. 6lbs4oz.

    We havent chose a name yet - tho hopefully this will be done tonight.

    :D

    just thought id let you know lol.

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    I've just created a vid charting my progress up the Paragliding learning curve. Just about to hit CP and hill convert, then I'm good to fly outside of the school.

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    I went to TITP last year and it literally was the best weekend of my life. Anyone else agree? Since last year I have moved to Australia with my family but I am returning to Scotland in July for TITP 2011. I was informed that my ticket would probably not get to me before I leave to go to Scotland so I am now collecting it at the box office. Has anyone else had to do this? What must I bring as confirmation and will I be able to line up with my friends as normal etc or will I have to go to a different entrance or something?? Any information on this would be much appreciated. I am really freaking out that I won't have my ticket in advance!

  7. so after reading messedups poems it dawned on me i havent written a song for a while or well lyrics u no what i mean thought of doing one right now but people might think im just copying beki or summin might write one in private and post it later

    on other news forest vs carlisle tonight CMON U REDS!!

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    Just a short note on a Sunday morning to set the scene for this my newest blog.

    I have a few other online things floating about the ether so I'll be posting elsewhere for a while but I will be back to bring this blog up to speed. Till then any of the Dolehouse, Green Circus people still out there, Bevan and Co have an ongoing project for a few parties next year. We are currently contacting you all and getting all our ducks in a row before we start swimming.

    The Watchmen jacket guy. :D

  8. Broken Social Scene: Broken Social Scene

    Broken Social Scene seem to made up of about 1000 people, and on some of the songs on here it sounds like they’re all playing at once. In different keys, and almost different tunes. It’s a chaotic album full of sounds, but it’s beautifully put together and once you can crack through the various layers and different harmonies you find a beautiful human celebration of life and love and friendship and sex. Take the best parts out of Sonic Youth, The Go! Team, The Memphis Horns, and Arcade Fire and you’ve nearly got the style of Broken Social Scene.

    Compared to their previous (‘breakthrough’) album, parts of this one are all over the place. Melodies are hidden by wailing feedback or screeching guitars. Distorted keyboards are recorded over the main tune but rather than sounding oppressive or even offensive it sounds stunning and beautiful. It’s also very definite. Its no error or fluke, it’s been purposefully recorded that way and it works like a charm. Loads of reviewers criticised the recording when BSS was released, calling it arrogant or self indulgent but for me it’s a stroke of genius. When the sounds build up into a wash of noise, and the crescendo peaks into a mess, these stunning horns come marching through the fog and triumphantly announce that life is actually ok! You can’t help but smile, its one of those moments. And this album is full of those moments. Stand up and sing from the top of your lungs moments.

    Other songs are recorded in a way that takes BSS out of their comfort zone. They stop being an Indie Rock band and try to become a pop or a hip hop act (in the sleeve notes they show lists of ‘things to do’ to finish the songs, stuff like “record bass” “thank Leslie for her lungs” and “sound less like a Rock Band”). Again, this works really well and maybe it’s the amount of thought that’s gone into this album which makes it so special.

    When you listen to BSS it sounds like a summer’s day. It sounds like you’ve been invited to the best BBQ in the world with the coolest people in the world, and the worlds best looking Girl has just handed you a burger. Your sitting in the sun and the joint’s being passed and the beer is cold. But that gives the impression that it’s insular and cliquey. That it’s a ‘scenester’ record and if you’re not Cool enough, you can’t come in. In fact, the opposite is true. It’s very much a celebration inviting everyone to join in and dance and sing and bang drums and hug and bounce and laugh and dance. Its really one of the most positive albums I’ve heard, it fills you with life. You get the impression that BSS are Hippies at heart and want to drive across the country in a big old hippy van with a bubble machine on top giving people in Small Towns hugs and good Acid.

    The final track ends in the most wonderful way. A true fanfare of Horns and Guitars and feedback and it leaves you stunned. Your whole body feels exhausted by it, but you can’t wait to go back to the beginning and start the party again.



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