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Electric Picnic 2021 - Cancelled :( **No Ticket Sales / Requests **

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  • everlast75 wrote: »
    Are we still doing top ten albums?

    Go for it. Top ten influential albums. It's subtly different to favourites. It was for me anyway.




  • Influential, sorry - yes! All of these albums were the first I heard from these bands and so I guess set me on the path to listening to them intently and therefore made me seek out other bands of their genre.

    1) stone roses - debut album. For me, *my* first band. I saw Fools Gold on MTV (back when the M stood for Music and not Moron). Saw them 4 times. Just untouchable.

    2) pixies - Doolittle. Debaser was the song that put me on to them. I was just a little young for surfer rosa. My all time gig regret was missing them in The Point at that time. I spent the money going to The Grove instead (for shame!). Saw them about a dozen times, including in NYC and most recently, in the Olympia. Still fantastic.

    3) Ned's Atomic Dustbin- God Fodder. Saw them on TOTP back in the day with Kill Your Television. I remember going into school the next day and telling my mates how awesome they were. The faces they pulled when I told them the name lol. Saw them in McGonagles back when I was about 16. Blew my mind.

    4) Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream. Teenage angst at best. Flawless album.

    5) Wedding present - Bizarro. Niche band but a band I've seen the most over all others. Brassneck, Kennedy are true anthems. One of John Peel's favourite bands and one he championed.

    6) Smiths - The Queen is Dead - my first venture into them. My older brothers were big fans and so I had access to all of the albums, but this was the first I played on repeat.

    7) House of Pain - Fine Malt Lyrics. A band I hated at first but they won me over. Jump Around still gets any place hoping. The album is solid from start to finish and I nearly wore out the cassette when I bought it. Some music/rap snobs may scoff, but its a belter of an album.

    8) Sundays - Reading, writing and arithmetic - One of the sweetest female voices ever. Glorious. Again, one that I listened to on repeat and still love to this day.

    9) R.E.M. - Green. Again, just missed "document". Noticed them when Orange Crush was released and after getting this album, made sure to pick up the earlier albums. Beautiful album.

    10) Foo Fighters - nothing left to lose. Again, took me a while to come around to them as I was a big fan of Nirvana, but this album won me over. Seeing them in the Point for One by One, was one of the best gigs I was ever at.

    Sorry for not being up to the same music writer standard as the rest on here, but there's a reason I got a "C" in English :)




  • So ye, how many sleeps is it again?




  • everlast75 wrote: »

    8) Sundays - Reading, writing and arithmetic - One of the sweetest female voices ever. Glorious. Again, one that I listened to on repeat and still love to this day.

    Nice list, Everlast. I haven't even thought about the Sunday's in an age but I loved this album too. Really beautiful.




  • So ye, how many sleeps is it again?
    https://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/generic?iso=20210903T1635&p0=5494&msg=EP+2021&ud=1&font=serif&csz=1#

    Set for "The Roadhouse Doors" on the Salty Dog stage 4.30pm Friday 3rd Sept 2021.

    Bring it on!


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  • Go for it. Top ten influential albums. It's subtly different to favourites. It was for me anyway.

    If were doing both, I can bore ye to tears with my favs.

    :D




  • looks at peoples lists of albums ...

    looks at mine...

    cowers in shame




  • So this is happening....

    It would probably work for this kind of awful music, but would it work for other genres? Some sort of orchestra type stuff possibly?




  • endainoz wrote: »
    So this is happening....

    It would probably work for this kind of awful music, but would it work for other genres? Some sort of orchestra type stuff possibly?

    Yep, but how lifeless would it be, and not just for the bland Mr. James? He'd lose much of his young audience for this also given the requirement for cars.

    And you're right about it working for classical stuff. A bit of Mahler or Prokoviev and I'd be off the Races.




  • It’s incredibly grim.
    Like poor aul gavin aside, it’s still grim.


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  • endainoz wrote: »
    So this is happening....

    It would probably work for this kind of awful music, but would it work for other genres? Some sort of orchestra type stuff possibly?

    awful, awful, awful.... It's like football without the fans, just money grabbing.




  • Lads they've only gone and blocked Boards in work, which I'm taking very personally.

    Hope everyone is doing alright. Not be long now!

    *NARRATOR'S VOICE*
    "It would, in fact, be long now."




  • rubick wrote: »
    Lads they've only gone and blocked Boards in work, which I'm taking very personally.

    Hope everyone is doing alright. Not be long now!

    *NARRATOR'S VOICE*
    "It would, in fact, be long now."

    Hey Rubick missed ya, would love to see yer top ten most influential records. :)

    If you want to get into it, you got to get out of it. (Hawkwind 1982)





  • Hey Rubick missed ya, would love to see yer top ten most influential records. :)

    I can name 10 James albums, no sweat!




  • I see the BBC doing a few classic Glasto sets on the weekend it was due to be on. Three 90 minutes shows, the Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Will it help or just make you howl with anguish at the injustice of it all? Only one way to find out, I guess.




  • RINO87 wrote: »
    awful, awful, awful.... It's like football without the fans, just money grabbing.

    It's trying to provide work for a touring crew who will be out of work for a considerable amount of time....




  • Ah shure, RTE will have a budget burstin at the seams and we’ll have the likes of Eoin McTwitter and his bunch of merry buddies on the box spouting pure ******** at the festival,ah well tuck into the cans we will!!!!!!!!




  • rubick wrote: »
    I can name 10 James albums, no sweat!

    Will 2021 finally be their year, an ideal EP band? Only seen them twice but both pretty great, the first as support in Leisureland in 1984 when I'd no idea who they were but they stormed it.

    A Mancunian pal of mine was also their drummer for a couple of months but got sacked for drinking their entire rider before a show. Possibly not the best James gig to have attended.




  • Plush289 wrote: »
    It's trying to provide work for a touring crew who will be out of work for a considerable amount of time....

    Fair point.




  • rubick wrote: »
    I can name 10 James albums, no sweat!

    C'mon Rubick you can do better than that, just curious as you have similar tastes to me.

    https://www.boards.ie/vbulletin//showpost.php?p=113286304&postcount=3544

    If you want to get into it, you got to get out of it. (Hawkwind 1982)



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  • https://facebook.com/events/s/arts-and-art-workers-in-the-ti/692279784906468/?ti=cl

    This might be of interest to some people here, some interesting guests on it too. I know it's targeted at workers in events but someone might have value in it.




  • Rory Gallagher tribute festival in Ballyshannon have been postponed to the end of August, I've been threatening to go to it for a while now. Anyone been before?




  • endainoz wrote: »
    Rory Gallagher tribute festival in Ballyshannon have been postponed to the end of August, I've been threatening to go to it for a while now. Anyone been before?

    It's a class weekend.
    I'd imagine it'll be cancelled altogether.
    Thankfully our hotel just rolled over our booking to next years festival.

    We stay in Bundoran, and there's a regular shuttle bus to and from Ballyshannon (I think it's €2). If you're lucky enough to get accommodation in Ballyshannon all the better.

    It has the festival vibe, and you can walk around the streets drinking cans, and get cool ones from the offie and drink them at the many outdoor gigs.

    There are some food vans too which were grand.

    Highly recommended !




  • It's a class weekend.
    I'd imagine it'll be cancelled altogether.
    Thankfully our hotel just rolled over our booking to next years festival.

    We stay in Bundoran, and there's a regular shuttle bus to and from Ballyshannon (I think it's €2). If you're lucky enough to get accommodation in Ballyshannon all the better.

    It has the festival vibe, and you can walk around the streets drinking cans, and get cool ones from the offie and drink them at the many outdoor gigs.

    There are some food vans too which were grand.

    Highly recommended !

    I had presumed it was cancelled alright, but seen as they changed the date they must be reasonably confident of it happening? I might wait and see how it goes, Ballyshannon is a bit of a trek from me but it does sound like a great weekend.




  • endainoz wrote: »
    I had presumed it was cancelled alright, but seen as they changed the date they must be reasonably confident of it happening? I might wait and see how it goes, Ballyshannon is a bit of a trek from me but it does sound like a great weekend.

    They rescheduled it in mid March.
    There's does be around 10k people at it so no chance of it going ahead imo.




  • They rescheduled it in mid March.
    There's does be around 10k people at it so no chance of it going ahead imo.

    Yeah they might have had a chance if it was less than 5k




  • On a bit of a nostalgia buzz so I created a playlist for EP 2005, for the nice day that in it.

    https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3kGvGmcvgJ1PBnJ7uTVQ9P?si=I3-NLTu3ShW_dJ91Jl09CQ




  • endainoz wrote: »
    Rory Gallagher tribute festival in Ballyshannon have been postponed to the end of August, I've been threatening to go to it for a while now. Anyone been before?

    My pal lives there, huge Gallagher fan and loves the fest. Sounds like a pretty mellow affair, always a few decent acts in the main venues and loads of bands play in the pubs also. I'd give it a go.

    Rory doc on TG4 at 11 tonight.




  • Seathrun66 wrote: »
    My pal lives there, huge Gallagher fan and loves the fest. Sounds like a pretty mellow affair, always a few decent acts in the main venues and loads of bands play in the pubs also. I'd give it a go.

    Rory doc on TG4 at 11 tonight.

    Ah yes, Irish tour '74 a classic music documentary! Going to my hometown is iconic.


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  • A friend sent this to me.
    It sounds great in theory.
    Not sure how that'd work in a post covid world, handing over cans etc.
    Might be a goer for smaller festivals, but not so much at EP where Heineken offer this service for free (albeit with Heineken products).

    Question for ye festival goers. Friend of mine is working on a prototype cooler that could bring 6 cans down from 24 degrees to 4 degrees in about 5 mins. Do you think it's the type of service people would be interested in at a festival, and if so what would you be willing to pay for the service? For example, you could hand in 6 warm cans of beer on your way into the jacks and they'd be ice cold by the time your finished!


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