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Posted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 3:12 pm
by Pete
I'm always very wary about passing comment on the idea of living with either of my folks again as a) it's just one thing going tits up in life away from happening to me b) I might actually do so through choice during the week next year if things work out well

All that said, you have my sympathy, it's not something i'd ever want to have to do again full time!

Posted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 3:36 pm
by newmy
Pete wrote:I'm always very wary about passing comment on the idea of living with either of my folks again as a) it's just one thing going tits up in life away from happening to me b) I might actually do so through choice during the week next year if things work out well

All that said, you have my sympathy, it's not something i'd ever want to have to do again full time!
It's not too bad, I get on with them really well and my little bro is around during uni holidays. Also I really don't intend to be there for that long, however, given the volume of rejected job applications I've had it could be a while.

Posted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 12:07 am
by greg
Pete wrote:
Lexapalooza wrote:
greg wrote:does anyone have any more information on what actually happened? i don't understand what "they had the lease sold from under them" means.. did they not own the lease themselves?
The building owner sold them a lease, which he/she in turn then sold on to another party without letting them know from what I can gather. Presumably for more money. I'm sure it's all legal, but I get the impression they feel a bit cheated. But they do not own the actual building itself, they were only tenants.
There are lots of laws protecting tenants in such circumstance but I have a strong feeling there is likely small print within lease that allows for termination of lease in event of building sale that was probably missed / forgotten about / something or other. Basically, doesn't sound like Jay wants to fight it, just that he's pissed off he's been fucked over on what was likely a gentleman's agreement.

You can tell that Greg can't wait to get his legal beagle hat on though ;)
absolutely. although obviously opportunities for legal beagleness are limited without actually being able to read their lease. i hope they took legal advice (or plan to take it "PDQ"). sounds pretty gutting for all involved

Posted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 7:17 am
by teamescape
newmy wrote:
Pete wrote:I'm always very wary about passing comment on the idea of living with either of my folks again as a) it's just one thing going tits up in life away from happening to me b) I might actually do so through choice during the week next year if things work out well

All that said, you have my sympathy, it's not something i'd ever want to have to do again full time!
It's not too bad, I get on with them really well and my little bro is around during uni holidays. Also I really don't intend to be there for that long, however, given the volume of rejected job applications I've had it could be a while.
I'm moving back in with my parents next September for the LPC as, although I've got a maintenance grant, I don't think it'll completely cover the cost of living in London without having to be supplemented by a loan. I get on well with my parents but it'll be a bit odd as I'll have lived with the missus for 2 years by then and she isn't keen on the idea of moving in as well. Quite understandably.

Posted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 3:33 pm
by Lexapalooza
Tony wrote:Terrible news on the Flowerpot. :(

Hopefully Lexapalooza can still be rescued. I don't really want to jump in with a suggestion for where to relocate, but if Evan wants suggestions I'd (as I guess we all would) be happy to help.
Suggestions for venues welcome. We have a few ideas, and are chasing some up, but if you can suggest somewhere we havent thought of that would be great.

Needs to be 200-300 capacity, reasonably central (Zone 2), and preferably with a beer garden/outside aream (although not essential)

Posted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 7:00 pm
by Tony
A place I would recommend is Scream Lounge (part of Scream Studios) in Croydon. But I realise thats probably a bit far out, but then again I remember the Colliers Wood one and thats south of the river. Scream is between East and South Croydon stations, which are both reasonably walkable along with plenty of buses and a massive car park directly opposite.

I think it would suit your needs though. There are three stages which might work for a Lexapalooza.

A room upstairs with a full stage and setup, plus two smaller areas where they put on acoustic gigs.

Dave McPherson is playing there next month, so if you wanted to check it out, that could be your reason. A friend of mine runs the venue part of Scream, so he would be the man to ask. I could always have a quick word about their booking policies etc, if you wanted me too.

There are some further details here of the setup here.

http://www.screamstudios.net/index.php? ... &Itemid=80

Posted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 8:03 am
by Lexapalooza
Tony wrote:A place I would recommend is Scream Lounge (part of Scream Studios) in Croydon. But I realise thats probably a bit far out, but then again I remember the Colliers Wood one and thats south of the river. Scream is between East and South Croydon stations, which are both reasonably walkable along with plenty of buses and a massive car park directly opposite.

I think it would suit your needs though. There are three stages which might work for a Lexapalooza.

A room upstairs with a full stage and setup, plus two smaller areas where they put on acoustic gigs.

Dave McPherson is playing there next month, so if you wanted to check it out, that could be your reason. A friend of mine runs the venue part of Scream, so he would be the man to ask. I could always have a quick word about their booking policies etc, if you wanted me too.

There are some further details here of the setup here.

http://www.screamstudios.net/index.php? ... &Itemid=80
Thanks, but Croydon is way too far out. As was Colliers Wood to be fair.

Posted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 2:33 pm
by skhmmi
Lexapalooza wrote:Thanks, but Croydon is way too far out. As was Colliers Wood to be fair.
Are you now looking at budgeting for a venue, Evan, or are you still hoping to negotiate somewhere for free?

Posted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 2:40 pm
by Lexapalooza
skhmmi wrote:
Lexapalooza wrote:Thanks, but Croydon is way too far out. As was Colliers Wood to be fair.
Are you now looking at budgeting for a venue, Evan, or are you still hoping to negotiate somewhere for free?
Both. The amount is costs to put it on will be reflected in the ticket price.

Posted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 8:00 pm
by Tony
skhmmi wrote:
Lexapalooza wrote:Thanks, but Croydon is way too far out. As was Colliers Wood to be fair.
Are you now looking at budgeting for a venue, Evan, or are you still hoping to negotiate somewhere for free?
Fair enough I thought that would probably be the case.

I guess the Windmill in Brixton is out for similar reasons though. Although Tim is a really nice bloke. When I put on some nights there I'm pretty sure he gave me more money than they took on the door, which obviously I paid the bands with.

They have a beer garden, do a BBQ for you, although maybe not in February :)
I've been to a few all dayers where they set up an acoustic stage in the backyard.

But anyway that would be to South I presume.

How about The Gaff again?

Posted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 8:07 am
by Lexapalooza
Tony wrote:
skhmmi wrote:
Lexapalooza wrote:Thanks, but Croydon is way too far out. As was Colliers Wood to be fair.
Are you now looking at budgeting for a venue, Evan, or are you still hoping to negotiate somewhere for free?
Fair enough I thought that would probably be the case.

I guess the Windmill in Brixton is out for similar reasons though. Although Tim is a really nice bloke. When I put on some nights there I'm pretty sure he gave me more money than they took on the door, which obviously I paid the bands with.

They have a beer garden, do a BBQ for you, although maybe not in February :)
I've been to a few all dayers where they set up an acoustic stage in the backyard.

But anyway that would be to South I presume.

How about The Gaff again?
I haven't ruled out the Windmill, but would rather somewhere slightly bigger.

The Gaff was alright, but we decided not to do it there again for reasons I won't go into.

Currently looking at venues in Camden and the West End.

Posted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 9:50 am
by Tony
So Kelson from Future of the Left has been replaced by Julia Rusika.

I'm not sure how I feel about this. Loved the Jarcrew/McLusky mix of FOTL, but seeing Julia play with FOTL will be interesting.

Posted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 11:19 am
by Matt09H
Lexapalooza wrote:
Tony wrote:
skhmmi wrote: Are you now looking at budgeting for a venue, Evan, or are you still hoping to negotiate somewhere for free?
Fair enough I thought that would probably be the case.

I guess the Windmill in Brixton is out for similar reasons though. Although Tim is a really nice bloke. When I put on some nights there I'm pretty sure he gave me more money than they took on the door, which obviously I paid the bands with.

They have a beer garden, do a BBQ for you, although maybe not in February :)
I've been to a few all dayers where they set up an acoustic stage in the backyard.

But anyway that would be to South I presume.

How about The Gaff again?
I haven't ruled out the Windmill, but would rather somewhere slightly bigger.

The Gaff was alright, but we decided not to do it there again for reasons I won't go into.

Currently looking at venues in Camden and the West End.
I went to the Flowerpot last night...deighted to hear that it turns out they've already found a new home in Camden so maybe this can happen in the new place...

Posted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 10:26 am
by Lexapalooza
Matt09H wrote:
I went to the Flowerpot last night...deighted to hear that it turns out they've already found a new home in Camden so maybe this can happen in the new place...
Woah woah woah!!! Really? Best head down and see them today then.

Posted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:24 am
by Matt09H
Lexapalooza wrote:
Matt09H wrote:
I went to the Flowerpot last night...deighted to hear that it turns out they've already found a new home in Camden so maybe this can happen in the new place...
Woah woah woah!!! Really? Best head down and see them today then.
Indeed...brilliant news...