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April, 2005

  1. Got two for ya

    April 30, 2005 by Daniel

    Some purchases from Fopp Manchester. I just can't resist that shop it's so yummy, and they don't mess around with 9.99 and so on. The prices are sensible and they don't mess around with you.
    Anyway to the purchases

    The Walkmen – Bows & Arrows
    Yourcodenameis:Milo – Ignoto

    I just can't get 'The Rat' by the Walkmen out of my head so had to check out the album to see if they have anything else that can equal it.
    The first EP I have from yourcodenameis:milo was excellent so looking forward also to breaking that cd out of it's box and cranking up the stereo.


  2. Tom Vek

    April 27, 2005 by Daniel


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    Second gig for the week, Tom Vek at the Night and Day Cafe.
    Support from clor which was pretty good.
    Tom had some sound problems for most of the first song but came through and was quite mesmerising with the odd exception (the song about being a back seat driver gets a little boring I think after a while).


  3. Purchase

    April 25, 2005 by Daniel

    The Smiths – The Very Best Of


  4. Hell Is For Heroes

    April 22, 2005 by Daniel


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    Went to see Hell Is For Heroes tonight. Loved it as always. I was jumping arounbd in the mosh pit without a care in the world apart from to stay upright, not lose my glasses and try to take a couple of pictures without gettting my camera knocked out of my hands.
    Kate said I was like a little boy, with the average age of the audience being perhaps a good few years younger I said hey, well at least I was getting a good view…


  5. Bloc Party & Pretty Girls Make Graves

    April 19, 2005 by Daniel


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    Another week, another gig (I think this is number 21 since this semester).

    Thanks to Kate G for the ticket. When I heard Pretty Girls Make Graves were playing I just had to go as they’ve been one of my favourites over the last year or so, and being the support for Bloc Party was the Icing on the Cake.

    I was happy enough with the Pretty Girls Make Graves set, it was amazing to see them live after waiting for them to come back to manchester for so long, my girlfriend loved them and then Bloc Party came out and played a stonker also.


  6. More CD's

    April 12, 2005 by Daniel

    Morrisey – Live At Earl's Court
    Various – How Soon Is Now?

    Richard Cheese and Lounge Against The Machine – Tuxicity
    Idlewild – Warnings / Promises
    The Futureheads – The Futureheads
    Incubus – Make Yourself


  7. Another Purchase

    April 4, 2005 by Daniel

    Today I bought Tom Vek – We Have Sound. £8.99 from Castle Records. Got to love that shop in Loughborough.
    I’ve been trying to work out what the Tom Vek track was I first heard from him back in the summer. But unfortunately I can’t.
    But since then i’ve been telling everybody’s he’s great.
    Was very impressed when I saw him support the Bees in Manchester and now i’m very much looking forward to his solo show at Night & Day in a couple of weeks.


  8. Glastonbury Sold Out

    April 3, 2005 by Daniel

    <i>"Tickets for GLASTONBURY 2005 have once more sold out in record time.

    All 112,000 tickets for June’s festival – which went on sale at 9am this morning – have sold out in under three hours.

    A message on official online booking service Aloud.com reads “sorry, but all tickets for Glastonbury 2005 have now been sold and no more will be made available.�

    Following last year’s speedy sell-out, which saw the telephone exchange collapse due to demand and thousands of people waiting for hours uncertain whether they had been successful, steps had been taken to make the ticketing process smoother.

    But with an estimated 2million people all out for the same batch of tickets, getting a ticket for Glastonbury 2005 was always going to be a lottery, in which many would be left disappointed.

    For those lucky enough to snap up the tickets this morning, Glastonbury 2005 takes place June 24-26 and is expected to feature The White Stripes, Coldplay, New Order and Kylie."</i>

    http://www.nme.com/news/111904.htm

    I've actually seen Coldplay and Kylie play the same event before. Leicester played host to a Radio 1 event a good few years ago in Victoria Park. Looking forward to White Stripes and New Order (me being a pseudo-manc now)


  9. Glastonbury 2005

    April 3, 2005 by Daniel

    Having met Ben and Kate at uni this year ad hearing them rave about <a href="www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk/">Glastonbury</a> and the fact that I watch it every year on TV and wish I was there I decided i'd make the effort to get a ticket this year.
    So this morning I got up early, fired up a few browser windows on my sister's iMac (my PowerBook is poorly and in the shop awaiting a new hard disk).

    I think somebody should make a short film about the trails of getting a ticket. One moment you think you're close, the next you're seemingly miles away.
    I got to the money form, entered my egg card details -it got rejected, they're not taking money from credit cards. At this point the site is working fairly well, slightly sluggish but you can get through on the second or so attempt.
    So damn can't sue that card, run to my room to get my debit card, praying I have enough in the bank to pay for this thing. And then the rush has hit the site and I spend an hour trying to get to the next stage..

    Anyway, I got the ticket and i'm very excited. I just hope Kate gets one, I know Ben has already and Dan Smith managed to as well. It would be really great if we could all camp next to eachother..


  10. To Start off with…

    April 2, 2005 by Daniel

    OK so some CD’s i’ve bought in the holidays (or well a couple are in the week before I came home, but I don’t count that week because I was ill in bed for most of it).

    •Hell Is For HeroesTransmit Disrupt
    •Rough Trade: Counter Culture 04 Best of 2004
    •Thursday – Full Collapse
    •Kaiser Chiefs – Employment
    •Late Night Tales – The Flaming Lips
    •Queens of The Stone Age – Lullabies To Paralyze