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Glastonbury

Discussion in 'Music' started by Baltic, Oct 3, 2014.

  1. Panja

    Panja In a land down under

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    We're all getting old and struggling with it. I'm old enough to remember when music wasn't just a sound, it was a fashion or a movement, or a way of life. Now the market has been diluted with dross and banality and it's harder to find the hidden gems, and even then you have to have the desire or the energy to dig them out. And of course age brings experience, so a new band will be compared to a similar sound that you heard twenty years ago and be dismissed. And in the end, when you've put your slippers on and settled down to watch the telly for a couple of hours, you lean back and admit that Taylor Swift isn't that bad after all..

    Shudder...
     
  2. Quirkafleeg

    Quirkafleeg Wolves Ay We.

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    Blur on Sunday. Gonna smash Wembley..
     
  3. Suffolk Punch

    Suffolk Punch Back 2 Back

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    Well Taylor Swift won't be headlining. She's scheduled gigs for all three days of the festival.

    Thought getting Glastonbury tickets might be easier than any of her actual shows :laugh:
     
  4. Panja

    Panja In a land down under

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    Wrong thread.

    #shambles
     
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  5. Quirkafleeg

    Quirkafleeg Wolves Ay We.

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    Yeah well ya know.......
     
  6. Panja

    Panja In a land down under

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    It might be the fact that I'm getting old but this year's line-up looks pretty ordinary to me. Coldplay make their fifth visit to the Pyramid (is there really nobody else available) while Dua Lipa and SZA headline the other two nights. I see Pearl Jam will be in the UK at the same time as the festival and they do have gaps in their itinerary, but would they play Glasto? Probably not, which is a shame..
     
  7. stephen jenkins

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    Pearl jam certainly would improve it, but i never care about headliners at festivals for me its always about discovering new bands.
     
  8. Panja

    Panja In a land down under

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    Just listening to the SOS album. I take it she'll have loads of dancers forming pyramids just behind her on stage to take away the drabness?

    My God that's cold..
     
  9. Arkwright

    Arkwright Barnsleytilidie

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    Nice little set by the legend that is Paul Heaton. I am not an avid Glastonbury watcher, but BBCi player means I can sample the things that appeal to me.
     
  10. Vito Andolini

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  11. SkyBlueMatt

    SkyBlueMatt The failed escape attempt

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    I was having this chat after the FF gig this week. Guitar bands will definitely come around again, it's always a cycle. The yoot with get bored of whats being served up at the moment and want to make something different.

    People will argue this and I'm not comparing the station to those of the earlier decades but XFM helped me discover a lot of new music. It had been going down hill for a few years before the rebrand but once that happened it was horrendous. 40/50+ year old men (Chris Moyles, Vernon Kay, Johnny Vaughan), still behaving as 20 year olds during lad culture of the noughties. Playing the same 200 songs every day and when there was new music, it sounded just like the rest.

    It's a perfect melting for the next generation to pick up a guitar. Rich getting richer, poor getting poorer, food banks, right wing hate on the rise, people on strike.
     
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    Disagree. There is a perfect storm for new bands with something to say but it's been that way for 20 years and there's been zilch
     
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    thats what i do.
     
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    Yeah I don't think they'll be a time where guitar bands dominate, I just think that cant really happen today, the way music is consumed, i just think the 'yoof' are much more eclectic with their tastes, so few youngsters will be into a certain 'scene' like they did when i was a teenager.
     
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    SkyBlueMatt The failed escape attempt

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    Fair point but I'd say the 'Indie' scene was quite dominant until the late noughties. I think we all needed a break from it after the music by numbers, xfactor-esc tosh that was served up.
     
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    Have to say I don't understand the IDLES hype, people wetting themselves over their performance, but hey each to their own and all that.
     
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    NotsoPosh League 1 Fair Play Winners 23/24

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    I've only caught bits & bobs of Glasto but I to thoughts Idles were sh*te but being an ol' cynic they reminded me a bit of an 80's band called The Birthday Party but on steroids .

    I can't stand rap , mainstream & chart nonsense so most things I've flicked on I've flicked over sharpish though I did enjoy Nitin Sawhiney , I've got Orbital recorded & tonight on record I have Steel Pulse who I'm looking forward to .

    Not Glasto but music nonetheless , today sees the last day of Kerrang TV being broadcast after 23 years of metal / rock / indie videos etc...shame :cry:
     
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    LCD Soundsystem had the place bouncing.
     
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    Just to go over it again for a second, surely Coldplay being a Saturday night headliner on the pyramid stage shows that there is nothing coming through that MEANS something to the kids
     
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    Think the average age of those attending Glastonbury these days is mid forties. Don’t think kids can generally afford it.
     

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