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  1. Can't imagine begging a sausage to cook on the softest flame ever willed into existence, or eating something that "tastes like it's been in the tin for a thousand years" at Glastonbury now (as on the 1999 highlights on BBC4 now). Fair to say the food offerings have improved a lot?

  2. Not expecting a fun surprise like we had for Libertines in 2015.

    More likely to get the feeling of seeing Kaiser Chiefs's banner getting unveiled on the Other Stage at 12noon Friday 2014.

    That 2014 slot was supposed to be Lorde wasn't it, but in the end she couldn't get to the fest.

  3. For more viewing pleasure this weekend, here are about 250 "full" sets from youtube.

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPEH9n2NIpqyLh_f3rTfnCH7F2v0k9MUV

    Please note they are of varying quality and completeness, especially from the pre-televised era.

    If you find any that have anything wrong with them, or any I can add to the playlist, please let me know. I don't mind if I have repeat videos in there.

    10am start on the iplayer popup channel then? Lovely.

     

  4. On 6/23/2021 at 11:24 AM, eyebrain said:

    I'm getting a bit frustrated that there's still no schedule of the pop-up iPlayer channel.. Wanted to plan my weekend around it but time is running out and looks like I'm just gonna do my own schedule.. which by the end of the day is a better idea anyway. 

    'ere y'are

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  5. For those of us who couldn't get tickets for 2019, it's 4 down, 1 to go.

    On the Monday morning of Glastonbury 2017, I stared out of the back of a still bumping Bimble Inn at the sun rising, and said to the place, "see you in 2 years". And now I can scarcely 5 years of my life will have ticked by instead.

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    Click through for the thoughts of Mr Al Doyle. Also:

    https://twitter.com/aldoyletweets/status/1381903541288247298 
    (Ok but Glasto is not the enemy here guys. But a lot of actual industry assholes would love it if it were.)
    https://twitter.com/aldoyletweets/status/1381904895255674880
    (Couple of things here: a band that gets paid £50k per show will have a show cost of around £15k, so if they got £5k they’d be paying £10k to play. LCD and Hot Chip have both broken even/lost money playing Glasto...)
    https://twitter.com/aldoyletweets/status/1381910802240786434
    (Again I think the economics of Glasto are a huge distraction from the problematic economics of the music industry at large. Both are super weird but for different reasons. Just like Michael Eavis and Daniel Ek are weird for different reasons.)
  7. Real Lies, for me have the highest ratio of great tunes to attention received in the last 10 years.

    This is so addictive, hints of Pet Shop Boys, LCD Soundsystem, and makes you dream of nights out. Great breathy vocals from both Kev and the guest on this Dominique Russell.

    Always thought they'd be good on The Glade..

  8. 10 minutes ago, Simpo said:

    Here is an hour-long mix of Bowie and Bowie-adjacent songs from Soulwax.

    It is set to a surreal, dreamlike portrayal of Bowie's early-mid artistic life.

    It is worth watching.

    Just in case anyone who fancies immersing themselves in Bowie missed this

  9. 1 minute ago, Hugh Jass said:

    Consider for a minute the stuff he DIDN’T play;

    Space Oddity, Suffragette City, Moonage Daydream, Five Years, Scary Monsters, Fashion, Jean Genie...

    Imagine having that in your arsenal and not using it...

    In an alternative universe, Bowie never became ill and still plays live sporadically. He is announced as headlining Glastonbury 2020.

    "Why after such a successful showing in 2000, with all the songs you played, are you taking a risk returning?"
    "*Laughing* Well what about all the songs I *didn't* play?"

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  10. Here is an hour-long mix of Bowie and Bowie-adjacent songs from Soulwax.

    It is set to a surreal, dreamlike portrayal of Bowie's early-mid artistic life.

    It is worth watching.

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    1 minute ago, Ayrshire Chris said:

    I am making this the pinnacle of this tv weekend, no way am I going to watch Ed after the great man. Starman now.  Beautiful. 

    Decided I'm gonna watch my (what is now second) favourite Bowie-related video after this. I'll link it here at the conclusion.

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