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Mark E. Spliff

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  1. Mark E Smith

    I think you're probably right about him - I wouldn't have voted him for Prime Minister and probably wouldn't even have enjoyed meeting him down the pub. But that doesn't stop me from enjoying the originality of the music and the comic, confrontational theatrics. If a bland, 'nice,' PR-constructed artist was found to be a secret Mark E Smith, I'd despise them for it, but I can't feel the same about a seemingly self-destructive artist who never tried to portray himself as anything other than an unpleasant pub drunk.
  2. Mark E Smith

    An unusually-accessible Fall track which might help those who don't 'get' the man:
  3. How to check a wedding photographer’s portfolio?

    Surely if any post deserves a 'one strike and you're out' approach, it's this one.
  4. Paloma faith

    If you read certain newspapers, you'll be exposed to their favourite tactic of changing the emphasis of something that has actually been said in order that they can repackage it as "political correctness gone mad," "elfandsafety," "barmy brussels bureaucrats" or whatever other agenda they're pushing. Two examples you might have heard of were (1) the EU keeping food businesses happy by setting common standards by which they can describe/sell their products being twisted into "Brussels bans bendy bananas." (2) A well-intentioned but somewhat naive headmaster writing to parents asking that kids be provided with safety specs to avoid eye injuries whilst playing a well-known game being turned into "HSE bans conkers." The woman in your Daily Express article hasn't ordered anyone to stop using the words "girls." If you listen to what she's actually said, it pours cold water on all the pitchfork-and-flaming-torches fun: http://www.lbc.co.uk/radio/presenters/james-obrien/what-natasha-devon-really-said-dont-say-girls-boys/
  5. What to do in an off year?

    I've never been, and the only thing I'd heard about it was the fatal crush during Pearl Jam in 2000. However, this year's line-up looked pretty good and the discussions on this (offical?) forum give the impression that it may well be a decent distraction for June next year.
  6. T minus & counting 2019

    Open goal:
  7. Stall finding help

    If it was the stall also selling bamboo clothing and phone covers etc (with a bamboo-framed racing cycle on display) it was this company: https://mabboo.com
  8. Glastonbury tattoo - help needed

    Apart from coming up with the original idea, I don't think there's much left to think about. The basic design should be straightforward - just copy the font and format from a previous wristband and pick whichever colours will look best as a tattoo. Once you've got the main text in, you'll only have enough room left for one or two logos. You'll want to play on the fact that it's a non-existent festival, so you could go for something like a flying pig. And find something to replace the word 'contemporary' in the main text - e.g. 'imaginary'. I'm not a tattoo person, but I think it's a brilliant idea, providing you can find an artist talented enough to do it well. I wouldn't have posted about it online though - better to keep it as a surprise for anyone who spots it.
  9. Stolen acoustic guitar from my tent at Glasto

    It's not a particularly attractive item from a thief's point of view - wouldn't make much money in the local pub, plus too big to put in your pocket and you're more likely to be seen with it. If you've been playing it at your campsite, I'd put money on it having been taken by a nearby camper and ditched somewhere else on site. Therefore, there's a good chance of you getting it back if you contact lost property.
  10. Getting campervan sticker off

    I also saw moisturiser mentioned as a sticker remover in another thread. I've never tried it but seems worth a try if you've got some. I always use paraffin - just dab a bit on and give it a minute to soak in and any stickers will turn into a sludge you can wipe off without any effort. I think some moisturisers contain paraffin or a similar spirit-oil.
  11. Secret resales

    Sorry... Your post got me doubting myself Big Durbs so I dug out last year's wristband, and it's NOT an EPO. So ignore my last post - it looks like my crew just stopped being given EPO access last year.
  12. Secret resales

    The Easy Pass Out system changed last year. Now you have to have a ticket to go with it to get in/out - I posted a picture of one in this thread. I can't remember the exact details of what hoops you have to go through to get this ticket, but mine has my name etc on it, so they presumably have access to a database of registered workers. The idea was to prevent people doing the wrist band trick to sneak people in.
  13. Worthy FM 2017

    It's their broadcast that's cutting up - not your app. If you listen to it on their website, or using a different laptop/phone player, the cut-outs are the same. Last year I think it started similarly glitchy but improved after the first day.
  14. Crew on site now - rugby match Tues morning?

    I don't know the reason, but Mardy wrote to the bloke that runs it (see >this< thread) and found out. If you trawl the internet, you'll read rumours of other SE Corner people putting on a replacement crew bar, but I'm gutted that it won't be Wally's.
  15. Crew on site now - rugby match Tues morning?

    There's no Wally's this year.