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    2019 New Music

    Honeyblood and Skinny Lister both got new stuff coming next year, excited for both of those.
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    Albums of the Year 2018

    Right, decision made. Rolling Blackouts is my AOTY. An album I've listened to repeatedly and enjoyed every time. No songs on there I want to skip. Scrolling through stuff to listen to it's one I always hover over, never just completely bypass. Also sounded great live. Done. 1. Hope Downs - Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever 2. Future Me Hates Me - The Beths 3. Illusion of Perfection - Spencer Brown 4. Honey - Robyn 5. Build A Tower - The Slow Readers Club
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    Albums of the Year 2018

    The Beths is up there for me, love that album. Also very good live!
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    2018 in review

    Album Hard to call, but at the moment I'd say Hope Downs - Rolling Blackouts CF Song Can't narrow it down to one, so: Happy Unhappy - The Beths Arps n Crafts - Spencer Brown Lunatic - The Slow Readers Club Gig Toss up between Magic Gang at Concorde 2 and Teleman at Lightbox Festival Beautiful Days (only one I did this year ) Movie Avengers: Infinity War Book Not released this year, but All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr Favourite eFester Pass Did you miss Glastonbury? Surprisingly not. BDs gave me something different to do, and it's nice to have a break. Three wishes for Glastonbury 2019 1. Dry (obvs) 2. A properly unexpected big announcement, even if not necessarily a Pyramid headliner. Could be a smaller stage act or a support act, but something with an element of "fuck me I didn't see that coming" about it. 3. Changes to SE corner. Just something to shake it up a bit that makes me want to go and explore it again. Festivals lined up for 2019 Only Glastonbury. We'll be doing a proper holiday next summer so combination of time off and cash means that'll probably be it.
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    Fitness for Glasto 2019 Thread

    This week has mostly consisted of work getting in the way, work xmas party getting in the way, subsequent hangover getting in the way, and time thinking of excuses getting in the way. On the plus side my drinking and karaoke game has been on point. Back on the horse tomorrow. Only 4 weeks until Fan Dance...
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    Albums of the Year 2018

    Yeah it was pretty good, not made it into my top end list but it's a decent album. Think Swedge has nailed it with the January syndrome as well though. As the year's gone on I keep adding new albums to a single playlist just so they don't get lost, but you still end up overlooking them a bit
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    Fitness for Glasto 2019 Thread

    Both equally unpleasant. I'm not particularly beefy tbh. Used to be a bit bigger when I was playing rugby more seriously, but nowhere near that anymore. But now I've got pressure from Woffy to turn up to the meet in full Ultimate Warrior garb!
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    Has anyone met Michael /Emily Eavis ?

    In a nutshell that's why I don't stop and chat to 'slebs I see at the fest. The ones I tend to notice have been low-key and are clearly just there doing their own thing and enjoying the weekend. Me bumbling up and burbling at them would probably take them out of that happy bubble! Exception was Don Letts. But I was battered. Drunk that is; he didn't take offence and batter me.
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    2019 Headliners

    It's gonna be Mik Artistik
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    2019 Headliners

    Balance it out by listening to Shaun Keaveny and coming back to dreadful reality with a bump.
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    Fitness for Glasto 2019 Thread

    Ooh, who you gong to see? I find the meathead thing varies by time of day. Post-work is definitely when it's most full of bros doing bicep curls, who tend to be the eedjits. Early morning is generally better. But don't assume that all of us in the free weights are intimidating! OK, I admit that with the shaved head and what can best be described as an expression of barely suppressed rage when I'm lifting I probably don't look the most welcoming, but that's just effort! I think these days where it's far more common for women to lift weights there's much less of the "why are you in our domain?" thing going on. But yeah, a few years ago you'd definitely have been a curiosity!
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    Has anyone met Michael /Emily Eavis ?

    Were you trying to flog him gold membership and a mug?
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    Old Music Thread

    No idea what led me to it, but spent the morning listening to this for the first time in ages. Not posting the whole thing but always a solid place to start...
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    NFR NFC - to tide you over the fallow year

    Oh sorry to hear that Dotty Hardest decision to make, even thinking about it with our two (hopefully some years off) makes me feel sick, but the right decision. Hugs x Voted Congratulations old son
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    Acts Touring Around Glastonbury 2019

    That Primavera list is a thing of beauty. So much stuff on there I'd wanna see.
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    Fitness for Glasto 2019 Thread

    Ska is damn good for it! Nothing like an hour's solid skanking to get the old heart rate up Good work Swedge. Don't know what watch you've got, but has it got a training zone function on it? Keeping a steady pace has always been problem, but I can set my tomtom within a pace range so it buzzes if I'm too fast or too slow. Found that massively helps!
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    Fitness for Glasto 2019 Thread

    So as with all things I'm caveating this with "I'm not qualified or even an expert" Personally I found that my knee issues as a result of running reduced when I increased my squat and lunge training. Not necessarily going heavy or anything, but that movement does make the structures around your knees work to provide a stable platform. I know that some people link knee pain to squats so I'm happy to be corrected, but I've always known that to be as result of heavy squats. I do these as a separate exercise set from running. You'll gradually be exhausting the muscles by working them, so to then go running on them would (I suspect) increase the injury risk. A few set of bodyweight squats to warm them up would be fine, but don't confuse strengthening with warming up! I've also stopped doing leg extensions as I understand that the movement and load is actually a bit unnatural, and puts quite a bit of strain on the patella tendon in particular. Ditto for leg presses, as it's not quite the body's natural movement. If you're not a gym bunny or have access to a squat rack and bar you can always just do them with weights in your hands, or a goblet squat if you've got a kettlebell. Also worth remembering that some people just don't have good knees for running. Mrs Q has been told by a couple of physios that her knees are just not structurally suited to running, no matter what exercises she does!
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    Doves...

    FTFY
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    Has anyone met Michael /Emily Eavis ?

    You say flirting....photo evidence says molesting
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    The 1975 2020

    Ouch
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    Fitness for Glasto 2019 Thread

    All I can think is a reference to the table top game of Warhammer 40K. But you're running 50km. So maybe a mix of that and being twatted?
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    The 1975 2020

    Q's take isn't quite that bad. "The Man Who Married a Robot - The 1975's homage to Fitter Happier - is not their only debt to rock's classic statement of the desire to find some peace in a world that's moving too fast" They've taken the "inspired by" line rather than "successor to".
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    The 1975 2020

    OK that I can get on board with. Just.
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    The 1975 2020

    I dread to ask, but which one?
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    Christine and the Queens

    It's 50/50 on which I prefer in some ways. I love the moment of recognition and euphoria of songs you know and love, but equally cool going into a set with no expectations.
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