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by Sivvy
Tue May 08, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Be More Kind release
Replies: 2
Views: 304

Re: Be More Kind release

UPDATE: having spotted that none of the three CDs in my various bundles were signed, the completist in me wouldn’t settle until I’d ordered the signed CD off the website too. Which also comes with a cassette version, so I figure I’m now up to eight copies. TAKE THAT, JACKMAN!
by Sivvy
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Be More Kind release
Replies: 2
Views: 304

Be More Kind release

The week is upon us! I'm pleased (and/or disturbed) to say that, on clearing out my emails, I appear to have lived up to my reputation as a marketeer's wet dream by pre-ordering Be More Kind no fewer than six times in five different formats. If the album doesn't get to Number One this time, it won't...
by Sivvy
Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Ask Me
Topic: Loudon Wainwright - Liner Notes
Replies: 2
Views: 325

Loudon Wainwright - Liner Notes

Hi Frank, curious to know if you (or anyone else on here) have read Loudon Wainwright's recent autobiography, Liner Notes? It's every bit as candid as his songs and, to be honest, he doesn't come out of it looking too good, but it's fascinating to read about his life and the stories behind the songs...
by Sivvy
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Ask Me
Topic: A few quick questions
Replies: 8
Views: 426

Re: A few quick questions

On that last point, the Facebook group now has over 10,000 members so I suspect that's where people are mostly hanging out. Kind of a shame for those who don't want to delve too deep into the murky world of social media. While the FB group has moments of awesomeness (meet-ups, gig buddies) it also r...
by Sivvy
Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Gigs
Topic: Mongol Horde - Gigs 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 694

Re: Mongol Horde - Gigs 2018

I’ve woken up deaf, hoarse and approximately 85% bruise, but damn, how good was Birmingham last night? Some things I learned: 1) The world needs more Möngöl Hörde. Sure, people have day jobs and whatnot, but still. We need this. 2) Slack Blabbath should definitely be a thing. 3) Madonna songs are su...
by Sivvy
Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Decemberists and synth pop
Replies: 1
Views: 355

The Decemberists and synth pop

Are there any Decemberists fans in here? Curious to hear thoughts on their new direction if so, especially given that they too seem to have swapped the acoustic guitars for electronica (must be something in the water). Having grown up with (and hated) 80s synth pop the first time round, it’s taking ...
by Sivvy
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:06 am
Forum: Gigs
Topic: Mongol Horde - Gigs 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 694

Re: Mongol Horde - Gigs 2018

Don’t panic, I don’t think they’ve been sent out yet - I haven’t had mine in any case. So excited for this!
by Sivvy
Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Music
Topic: Richard Thompson (Gloom and Doom From The Tomb)
Replies: 1
Views: 164

Re: Richard Thompson (Gloom and Doom From The Tomb)

I saw Richard Thompson a few years ago playing his '1000 Years of Popular Music' show - a really fascinating project and well worth checking out if you have any interest in the history of music. He's undoubtedly a phenomenal songwriter and musician, although his rapport with the audience was somewha...
by Sivvy
Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: Gigs
Topic: Mongol Horde - Gigs 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 694

Re: Mongol Horde - Gigs 2018

So excited at the return of Merngerl Herde - see you in Birmingham! I was on holiday for the last MH tour, so there’s no way I’m going to miss this one (even if it means a long road trip up to my old Midlands home town for the first time in years. Bostin’). Hoping this means a new Hörde album on the...
by Sivvy
Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:57 am
Forum: Gigs
Topic: Lost Evenings II
Replies: 15
Views: 1078

Re: Lost Evenings II

Ooh, Homeless Gospel Choir - good shout. This fantasy line-up keeps getting better . . . I wonder if The Tailors could be persuaded back into action, after their brilliant set at Show 2000? And I'm very excited for another XMR night. Surely there'll have to be Mr McGowan in the mix. And maybe some F...
by Sivvy
Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Gigs
Topic: Lost Evenings II
Replies: 15
Views: 1078

Re: Lost Evenings II

I ventured onto FB earlier then quickly ran away again. I do understand the ticket-buying anxiety thing but people work themselves up into a total blind panic - and this is before any of the day tickets have even gone on sale. But on a more positive note, I was lucky enough to get tickets in the fir...
by Sivvy
Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The I HAVE NOTHING TO SAY Thread
Replies: 17392
Views: 1366483

Re: The I HAVE NOTHING TO SAY Thread

A whole year? Wow. It has been pretty quiet on here of late. Where is everyone? (Probably over on the FB page, posting pictures of llamas and fretting about Lost Evenings tickets that HAVEN'T EVEN GONE ON SALE YET). Good choice with the eyeglasses. I recently woke myself (and several other passenger...
by Sivvy
Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Gigs
Topic: Beautiful Days
Replies: 6
Views: 968

Re: Beautiful Days

If you get the chance to see NMA, you definitely should. I was blown away by the passion and energy on stage at Beautiful Days last night, and the crowd response was amazing. If anything, I reckon their live set has actually improved since the 80s/90s heyday. I'm still in awe this morning. The crowd...
by Sivvy
Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: Gigs
Topic: Beautiful Days
Replies: 6
Views: 968

Re: Beautiful Days

Even more excited for this now the full running order has been released. The Saturday line-up in particular is phenomenal. While, based on some ill-advised YouTube surfing, I'm now slightly concerned that the Sisters of Mercy might no longer be the band that teenaged me was obsessed with all those y...
by Sivvy
Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Get Better film
Replies: 28
Views: 2624

Re: Get Better film

With the DVD release finally upon us, here are the Things I've Learned From Get Better: 1. Bundles never arrive on release day. As I have the patience of a fruit fly, I caved and bought another copy from my local HMV instead. This behaviour may explain why I own multiple copies of every CD, book and...