Originally Posted by WOOLCOCK
Yeah I'm a big fan and only came across that bit of info not long ago. Went to the concert in Heaton Park last June. Wasn't the greatest due to the layout not exactly suiting their style of music and Brown never being a great live singer, but the experience of being able to say I've seen them live was something to behold. Didn't know about My Bloody Valentine, exciting stuff.
Yeah I should have checked out Spaced a while back. Big fan of the Pegg/Frost pairing and be interesting to see their TV work compared to the likes of Shaun of the Dead & Hot Fuzz. Aye I'm well aware of Charlie Brooker and his quality programmes. Guy is one of the only tolerable TV figures going at the moment and continually entertains me whether its in a column or through his shows. Know Craig in particular is a huge admirer of his work.
Charlie's so underrated it isn't funny. I know he's best known for 10 O'Clock Live, but i've only seen snippets of that on Youtube. Just went through an entire marathon of his "Wipe" series and ''how tv ruined your life''. Once you watch those, you almost start seing television through a different lense lol. Also crossing my fingers that relaunches Black Mirror as a regular series. Not sure if you're familiar with the project, but it was a 3 episode pilot of what can be best described as his modern take on the Twilight Zone. Check out the synopsis for all three episodes, they're all distinctive from each other and they all have a sci fi twist. (overriding theme deals with the dangers of our own technology in future, and how it'll create a paradigm shift based on how we utilize it).
Hanoi Cheyenne brought up the new MBV stuff with a link on i$e's thread. I like them, Loveless was a masterpiece for it's time, but unless they drastically evolved their sound, it's not something i'm craving more of :/
I envy you for seing TSR live! I know exactly what you mean about inconveniences not tainting the experience of seing one of your favorite bands live. I remember going to see NIN at the Bell Centre in 2008 during their Lights in the Sky tour. I waited over half an hour in the pouring rain to get in, had a bad cold that day too. Me and my friend got to our seats, show starts and we were nearly put to sleep by Boris who was the opening act. NIN played, and they had technical difficulties with the big Stealth Screen all night. That STILL didn't take away from the experience of being there live and seing a band that I love.