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by smige2
Sun Feb 15, 2015 5:23 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Thoughts about the 2015 concerts setlist
Replies: 17
Views: 2000

Re: Thoughts about the 2015 concerts setlist

I reckon Recovery, TWITTB and Four Simple Words will be in pretty much every setlist for the foreseeable future, and Plain Sailing Weather probably will too. I agree it'd be nice if We Shall Not Overcome were included more often - it's one of my favourites from that era and I've yet to hear it live.
by smige2
Sun Feb 15, 2015 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I knew Prufrock before he got referenced
Replies: 11
Views: 6240

Re: I knew Prufrock before he got referenced

Thanks, I'm glad you liked them. I can see why you would link Gus with Balthazar - there's definitely an overlap of themes. Perhaps that poem was a subliminal influence on Frank's song.
by smige2
Sat Feb 14, 2015 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I knew Prufrock before he got referenced
Replies: 11
Views: 6240

Re: I knew Prufrock before he got referenced

Good spot, I hadn't made that connection.

I've tried to update my first post with links to the poems but I think you can only post up to three links per post. So here's The Waste Land and Frank's reading of The Dry Salvages.
by smige2
Thu Feb 12, 2015 5:30 pm
Forum: Ask Me
Topic: The Mountain Goats
Replies: 14
Views: 2368

Re: The Mountain Goats

Did you get chance to listen to the Goats, Frank?
by smige2
Sun Feb 08, 2015 2:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I knew Prufrock before he got referenced
Replies: 11
Views: 6240

I knew Prufrock before he got referenced

I’ve always been intrigued by Frank’s frequent references to the poet T. S. Eliot in his lyrics. In fact, Frank’s Prufrock reference was one of the reasons I picked up a book of Eliot’s poems when I was 17, and my consequent fascination with Eliot’s poetry led me to study English at university. I th...
by smige2
Wed Jan 28, 2015 5:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Book
Replies: 134
Views: 9163

Re: Book

Looks like my story is going in the fan edition, wahey!
by smige2
Tue Jan 20, 2015 4:55 pm
Forum: Ask Me
Topic: Just a Ghost of Vaudeville?
Replies: 9
Views: 1071

Re: Just a Ghost of Vaudeville?

It sounds like your band just wasn't right for that particular crowd. It's equally possible that a punk band wouldn't go down well at a show consisting mainly of folk acts, so I wouldn't be disheartened. Coincidentally, I'm from the same area as you. I play solo but have very similar influences. Hav...
by smige2
Tue Jan 13, 2015 1:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Book
Replies: 134
Views: 9163

Re: Book

Just wanted to make sure my email went through
by smige2
Mon Jan 12, 2015 5:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Book
Replies: 134
Views: 9163

Re: Book

Did anyone get a response after emailing in their memories/photos?
by smige2
Wed Dec 24, 2014 12:26 pm
Forum: Ask Me
Topic: The Mountain Goats
Replies: 14
Views: 2368

Re: The Mountain Goats

Here are a few of my favourites: No Children: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRP6egIEABk (This is their other 'big song' besides This Year) Going to Georgia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwqAL46ly3I (One old song that I am really into. AJJ have covered this.) Harlem Roulette: https://www.youtube...
by smige2
Wed Dec 24, 2014 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ben Marwood
Replies: 3
Views: 659

Ben Marwood

Looks like Marwood's health has taken a turn for the worse and he'll be hanging up his guitar for the foreseeable future. A real shame.

http://benmarwoodsmellsfunny.blogspot.c ... r-ben.html
by smige2
Tue Dec 23, 2014 1:52 pm
Forum: Ask Me
Topic: The Mountain Goats
Replies: 14
Views: 2368

The Mountain Goats

Are you a fan? I hear them in the Weakerthans and Andrew Jackson Jihad, and I know The Hold Steady cite them as an influence (there's a reference to one of their lyrics in 'Girls Like Status'). Personally I love the later stuff (The Sunset Tree, All Eternals Deck, Transcendental Youth etc.) but I fi...
by smige2
Sat Dec 13, 2014 2:45 pm
Forum: Ask Me
Topic: The Road Beneath My Feet
Replies: 10
Views: 1475

Re: The Road Beneath My Feet

I reckon the cut off point will be Wembley.
by smige2
Sat Dec 13, 2014 2:42 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: What is the best '...Three Years' compilation?
Replies: 3
Views: 568

What is the best '...Three Years' compilation?

Now that we have a third rarities collection from Frank, I was wondering which compilation you consider to be the strongest, or which you consider your personal favourite. I listened to The First Three Years earlier and I think it has to get my vote; in my view it's very cohesive for a compilation, ...
by smige2
Sat Dec 13, 2014 2:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Book
Replies: 134
Views: 9163

Re: Book

I bought the fan version because I didn't want to miss out, but I did think it was rather steep. Presumably the price was necessary to cover the costs of producing a limited edition?