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Everything posted by gizmoman

  1. Mark E Smith

    Strangely, the dozens of ex band members he "bullied" and the wives he "beat" rarely say anything negative about him, Brix even kept the name Smith after the divorce, she still uses it today. Maybe there was a bit more to the man than you think. You certainly haven't realised how funny Mark could be, I rarely saw a Fall gig where I didn't laugh out loud at something he did or said. Here's what Brix had to say about him passing, https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DUYbQWHXcAAeGbl.jpg:large
  2. Paloma faith

    Just before the release of her new album, the cynical might see this as a publicity stunt, but I'm probably being a bit unfair on her, of course she has the right to raise her kids as she sees fit and the press may well have exaggerated the gender neutral angle but I think she should keep her private life private. I like Paloma, have seen her a few times but she could do with following Bjork's example (an artist with a similar profile and outlook) and refuse to comment on her personal life, protect your family from the press.
  3. Paloma faith

    This is precisely what Paloma is doing by making this public announcement, this is not about the welfare of her child just a ridiculous way of her expressing her desire to promote LGBT issues and to be seen as a modern parent. She could have easily kept this decision private and raised her child without the glare of publicity, by refusing to disclose the childs sex and announcing to the world her intention to treat it this way she is opening herself and her child up to unneccessary speculation in the press. Children need love and guidence not to be part of some bizarre social experiment.
  4. Murder at Bestival

    With suspicion being the relevant word not murder, the police have explained the reason for the arrest - to interview under caution, if they interviewed him informally and it turned out he was responsible that evidence may be challenged, seems to me the arrest is a procedural thing rather than proof she was murdered. (doesn't mean she wasn't either). Very sad in any case.
  5. Murder at Bestival

    Some pretty big assumptions being made in this thread, that article doesn't say anything about anyone being murdered, they don't yet know the cause of death or the circumstances surrounding it, the reason for the arrest is also explained. May well be a drug related death.
  6. V Festival banning stage times?

    Quite a few festivals don't publish stage times and then charge for the lanyard, here's a tip, go to the mixing desk, the sound man will almost always have a printed list at the side readable from a distance, take a pic or write them down. Won't work for a big multi stage festival but for the smaller ones with just 1 or 2 big stages it can be worth the effort.
  7. Workers Rights at Glasto under Question

    You are quite right there is absolutely no need for people to be traveling from other countries to do this type of work, there are thousands out of work in Bristol who could have been doing it. The fact that they have come here in the hope of getting the same amount of work they got last year is unfortunate, the 'litter harvest' failed so there were no 'crops' to pick, it's an act of god (weather) and maybe a sign that the punters are becoming more responsible, protesting because they didn't get the work they were expecting is futile, it simply was bad luck for them. This situation has nothing in common with Zero Hour Contracts where your 'victorian' comment is spot on - the cherished EU workers rights people were afraid of losing via brexit are worked around or ignored by many employers, this is where Labour should be concentrating their attentions.
  8. Workers Rights at Glasto under Question

    http://www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk/glastonbury-festival-litter-pickers-statement/ It wasn't a zero hours contract, 8 hours guaranteed.
  9. Kris Kristofferson.....

  10. Sexual Assauly at Silver Hayes

    I've been going to gigs for over 40 years and this has not been an issue until recently as far as i'm aware (though i'm sure there have been a few isolated incidents in the past). Maybe it's because there are more girls attending on their own or with female friends than there were in the old days when most girls were with a male friend so they are now seen as easy prey, whatever the reason, if bands are having to tell the audience not to grope girls there is something seriously wrong. This behavior could result in innocent blokes being accused of touching as it is next to impossible to move through a busy crowd without making contact with people, This needs reporting to security each and every time it happens and the offenders reported to the police, once a few get prosecuted (or even just ejected from gigs) the message will start to get through. If guys see this happening at a gig they need to get involved and put a stop to it.
  11. Nice Surprises

    Nice to see Toots and the Maytels at the truth stage after missing the west holts slot, wasn't expecting that!
  12. Should Flags be Banned?

    You could do what the 'help for heroes' flag dick did, use cable ties to tie it to the security barrier so he didn't have the inconvenience of having to hold it, was able to sit in his chair and cause other people trying to get through the crowd problems, what a hero.
  13. Name and Shame

    If the Police were involved they should have taken out the girls too and questioned them, it's an offence to make false accusations of a crime (carrying a knife). Really sickening that they got away with this.
  14. Campervans at Bath & West - what was it like?

    Forgot to mention the other big advantage, no queuing to get on to site or off on Monday, straight out onto the main road,
  15. Campervans at Bath & West - what was it like?

    Stayed in west campervan fields last year and would have done so this year if I could have got in, Bath & West had some advantages (quiet, hot showers, flushing loos) but the time taken to get to site and back on a night took too much time from the day for me. Realistically it was an hour each way all told so 2 hours taken from the time available on site. We usually end up at the Avalon / Green Fields end at night so the trek to gate A to get back was a pain. I'm seriously considering not using the campervan in future and going back to camping on site.

    They can't legally cancel your holiday at 2 days notice, there is a 50% rule for cancellation of booked holiday time, if you book a holiday 6 months in advance they have until 3 months before to cancel it, if you booked it 2 weeks ago the deadline for cancellation was 1 week ago. Speak to HR.
  17. George Michael wtf? Jesus 2016.

    Wasn't really a fan of his music, but he was one of the few to publicly denounce Blair over Iraq at the time, this interview is quite revealing, Hard to disagree with anything he has to say here, very astute guy.
  18. Glastocam!

    If they do it will be partially covered by the mixing desk fence and delay towers.
  19. GlastoMap - new version

    Google maps shows the latest photo, you can still see the site in festival mode on google earth if you use the history function and go back to 2014.
  20. David Bowie RIP

    I hope this DM article helps to give some insight into Bowie's feelings for Marc and his family, http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2025138/How-David-Bowie-saved-Marc-Bolans-son.html
  21. David Bowie RIP

    "Also talks off rumours that legend's death may have been assisted suicide" I think you mean "talks of" you illiterate twats, "When David attended Marc Bolan’s funeral at London’s Golders Green Crematorium in 1977 he bumped into June Bolan. Marc’s estranged wife had been banned from attending, but had managed to smuggle herself in. It has since been confirmed, by a close mutual friend of David and Marc, that David and June slept together on the night of the funeral – while Marc’s partner Gloria Jones, the mother of his son Rolan, lay seriously injured in hospital, unaware that he was dead." This is the worst part of the article by a long stretch, It may well be true Bowie spent the night at June's after the funeral but that doesn't mean they slept together, anyone with any sense would realise it was two old friends comforting each other and dealing with the loss of a friend, June's split from Marc wasn't acrimonious and David had worked with him very recently, Marc's death must have been a great shock to them both. Marc, June and David are now all dead so they can print any lies and innuendo they like and there is no recourse, very sad that some people will believe this shit.
  22. Flares

    They are not fireworks, they are marine flares designed for emergency use at sea, totally unsuitable for use in a large crowd, the fact that they "look good" hardly justifies using them, an exploding gas canister looks pretty spectacular but I don't think we want to follow the Reading /Leeds example and start to blow them up in the campsites.
  23. Tickets Despatched!!!!! glast-GOOOOO!

    Looks like they're posting out the campervanners first, anyone got general tickets with car parking yet?
  24. Tickets Despatched!!!!! glast-GOOOOO!

    I always smile when I see this, I'll bet 99% of efesters don't know who he is.

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