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Tuesday, January 18, 2005

At last! A post related to what this blog is supposed to be about!

Man i needed that. s'been far to long since the Barbs did a gig(okay maybe only a few months, but i'm a big fan!) but i'm getting ahead of myself, lets start at the beginning.

Left university at just after four thirty, powering up to the train station in order to catch the earliest possible train (i was aiming to get from Canterbury to London Victoria by about 7! :S) Changed into gig attire in the bog (which Chris and Becca found most amusing, i think they were expecting superman) and then sat and waited for about an hour on my own, everyone else having got off in medway to go home, what a novelty!

Victoria, tube, chockablock central and district, deserted northern, Camden, phone Dan, cheap pub, pisshed, stagger to Camden barfly.

Nex were ok, their set had already started when we walked in, and the songs weren't awful, but neither did they leap out at me and shake me vigorously screaming "buy me now!" I think they were a little too tunelessly thrashy for my taste, i don't mind really heavy stuff but there has to be a semblance of a tune there, and the singer can't just grunt or scream.

Mark my words, love them or loathe them you'll be hearing plenty more from Dead Fly Buckowski in the coming months. They're signed to EMI or some other huge label and as such will be pushed into recognition by sheer monetary force. But this isn't a bad thing because they're also very very good. It's nice to hear a new band which makes epics that go on and on in a good way. i was also most amused by the way the singer absolutely buggered his mike stand by loosening it all and waving about in the heat of the moment like. And then looked confused when it wouldn't stand up again. Expect great things from this band.

Ah, the Barbs...what can i bloody say that i haven't said before? ah yes...

You know they've done a good job when they need to beg for a spare bass about halfway through. That's a sign of their dedication to the craft, the barbs break stuff with alarming regularity :P.
I swear monday to thursday gets better every time i hear it, when they finally release it god knows when i'll be a very happy man. Dan and i agree, it's just indescribably brilliant, one day i'll learn all the lyrics and post them up, then you'll see.
Two new songs, both pretty cool. Evil eye is slower and brooding, brimming with an slighty sinister air, like 'night prowler' by AC/DC. Transylvania time kicks ass, super fast and very barbs-like, i approve.
Just before the encore, a fellow from the other side of the room apporached us
"are you on the barbs forum"
"yeah" says dan "i'm DTM"
"i;m Skinny cat(forum overlord)"
"wow!" says i "i'm the_prisoner"
"cool! now you must meet..." and then we were introduced to a wonderful collection of people, all of whom we had spoken to before but never actually met. weird.
and Dan got the set list-git

todays music: The Barbs-Monday to Thursday
todays t-shirt

# posted by The Prisoner | 10:57 AM |

Y'know i'm born to lose, and gamblings for fools, but thats the way i like it baby i dont wanna live for eva.....and don't forget the joker!.........Daddy.......Do you call me daddy cos im old? do you call me baby cos im young? and i could be the one, who gets to take you home. Honey.....do you call me honey cos im sweet? sweet like the sugar in my tea, and i take more than three, and thats what makes me sweet. and i would like to say today it would be nice to run away, monday to thursday every week, we can see what we can be. and you wont serve another drink to lonely men who think they own a piece of you, they snap their fingers, tell you what to do. and they would like to take you home, well i guess their not alone.....................This aint murdermile its just the way i smile. Kiss all your fingers, whats that for? You'll never get to heaven with your shirt all torn..........Not a prisoner, i'm a free man, and my blood is my own now, dont care where the past was, i know where i'm going!......On Iron Horse he flies, on iron horse he'd gladly die.....Change, everything you are and everything you were, youre number has been called, fights battles have begun revenge will surely come, your hard times are ahead.......We're all living in amerika, amerika ist wunderbar......FUCK YOU I WONT DO WHAT YA TELL ME......Sandy why can't we look the other way?......Where's my Elvis?.....Don't try rules cos they do not apply.....She got me with a suckerpunch.....
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