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Re: Glastonbury 2019

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:31 pm

Yes... and his wife and kids are too... :lol:
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Re: Glastonbury 2019

Postby N i g e l » Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:50 pm

I noticed [on TV] Geoff Goldblum was jazzing it up on the Sunday.

I'm sure theres a dinosaur joke in there somewhere...
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Re: Glastonbury 2019

Postby Matt Houghton » Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:00 pm

blinddrew wrote:Is John Legend automatically a legend?
;)

Not sure. But I think Robert Neville is.
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Re: Glastonbury 2019

Postby Folderol » Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:12 pm

I have two leg-ends. I call them feet.
Oh, my coat. Thanks It's probably time I left :beamup:
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Re: Glastonbury 2019

Postby Guest » Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:29 pm

Never heard of John Legend but after a quick search I find Legend is not his real surname! Yup its self imposed! Thus violating the first rule of Legenderyness. Thou shalt not impose the title Legend on thy self.
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Re: Glastonbury 2019

Postby OneWorld » Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:49 pm

Arpangel wrote:
It's a bunch of people in a field paying loads of money to listen to overrated dross, and flashbacks from the past. It is really bad, it's just a massive "who cares" for me.

We had it on in the pub, Friday and Saturday night, on the big screen and it wasn't long before people just lost interest. I am reminded of a few years ago when yes there were highly regarded contemporary artistes that put on a reasonably convincing show, with all the lights and dancers and other gizmos, but strip the song down to it's essential components and not much was there to impress. Then Nile Rogers and Chic came on, and they blew the rest away into oblivion, the audience representing generations were enchanted. The same happened the other day when the Who headlined - they quite simply stole the show, a bunch of OAPs!

It seems these days image subsumes substance. And that Stormy bloke - he just came across as hate preacher with a potty mouth, strutting up and trotting out a string of cliches, the best bit was the ballet. What was the stab vest for - in case someone threw a decent tune at him? But the BBC is endeavouring to make him a national treasure so we're lumbered with him I guess.
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Re: Glastonbury 2019

Postby Sam Spoons » Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:10 pm

Eddy Deegan wrote:"R&B" in the modern sense is anything but either, to the point I've discounted it as a meaningful genre.

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Re: Glastonbury 2019

Postby Sam Spoons » Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:16 pm

Leg-end = Foot?
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Re: Glastonbury 2019

Postby Mike Stranks » Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:18 pm

I have been to Glastonbury many times, but never to the festival...

Was very interested in a house adjacent to the festival site until I realised it was adjacent to the festival site... :lol:

As you were... carry on....
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Re: Glastonbury 2019

Postby Dave Rowles » Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:31 pm

I agree on the stage shows being more important than the music.

It takes me back to the old saying:
"Nobody goes home humming the lights"
A young LD had a good retort
"Yeah, but the sound doesn't look good on instagram"

It's goes down to what you look for in a show, and unfortunately the look has taken a large step up in preference.

The thing with Glasto is there is a LOT that goes on. What makes it onto the TV is generally unwatchable, but that's more musical preference most of the time. It's losing it's edge that's for sure, but it's got a lot more commercial in my mind over recent years.
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Re: Glastonbury 2019

Postby zenguitar » Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:40 pm

Sometimes we forget that we have a different relationship to music than the vast majority of the population, and sometimes that clouds our vision. Music matters so much to us that sometimes we can’t see the wood for the trees.

Glastonbury, for good or ill, is a bellwether that we would be foolish to ignore. It tells us what matters to the people we want to listen to, and (hopefully) love, what we do.

If my music connected to 10% of the number of people in the crowd for Kylie at Glastonbury, I would be blown away. And, when I get around to making music seriously again, I’m not ashamed to admit that there is plenty I can learn from Kylie, Stormzy, and Miley.

Andy :beamup:
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Re: Glastonbury 2019

Postby Wonks » Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:50 am

zenguitar wrote:And, when I get around to making music seriously again, I’m not ashamed to admit that there is plenty I can learn from Kylie

Na na na, na na na na na !
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Re: Glastonbury 2019

Postby Dave B » Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:19 am

I just can't get you out of my head! :bouncy:
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Re: Glastonbury 2019

Postby Mike Stranks » Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:54 am

zenguitar wrote:Sometimes we forget that we have a different relationship to music than the vast majority of the population, and sometimes that clouds our vision. Music matters so much to us that sometimes we can’t see the wood for the trees.

Glastonbury, for good or ill, is a bellwether that we would be foolish to ignore. It tells us what matters to the people we want to listen to, and (hopefully) love, what we do.

If my music connected to 10% of the number of people in the crowd for Kylie at Glastonbury, I would be blown away. And, when I get around to making music seriously again, I’m not ashamed to admit that there is plenty I can learn from Kylie, Stormzy, and Miley.

Andy :beamup:

Nail... head! Nice work Mr Z! :clap:
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Re: Glastonbury 2019

Postby Matt Houghton » Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:05 am

zenguitar wrote:I’m not ashamed to admit that there is plenty I can learn from Kylie, Stormzy, and Miley.

Which one of them will be providing inspiration for your costume?
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Re: Glastonbury 2019

Postby Wonks » Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:26 am

I'm afraid that Kylie's arse beats Andy's arse any day of the week.
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Re: Glastonbury 2019

Postby Matt Houghton » Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:16 pm

Wonks wrote:I'm afraid that Kylie's arse beats Andy's arse any day of the week.

Miley's shiny spray-on-tight trousers it is, then... :beamup:
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Re: Glastonbury 2019

Postby Martin Walker » Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:01 pm

Well to bring this thread back to reality ( ;) ) I recorded pretty well everything broadcast across the various BBC channels, and then watched it after the event, largely because as expected I skipped most things.

I did spend a few minutes reminiscing with Kylie, and a few seconds re-enjoying a Christine and the Queens performance, but the two acts that surprised me by ending up being played in full were:

1. The utter slickness of Janelle Monáe.

2. Despite being very wary of the latest teenage fads, I was nevertheless very impressed with Billie Eilish, whose music to my ears genuinely had a new sound and attitude, and whose performance was amazing for one so young.

By the sound of things I really must look out this Miley Cyrus performance as well.


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Re: Glastonbury 2019

Postby Agharta » Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:59 pm

Martin Walker wrote:By the sound of things I really must look out this Miley Cyrus performance as well.Martin
After 10 minutes I was ready to give up then the band did a reasonable Led Zep cover.
I have it on in the background and it's as if Walt Disney was trying to get Amy Winehouse to rock out after watching a documentary on The Doors.
She knows how to swear for sure and dress like a generic wannabee Rock chick.
Her portrayal of sexuality is more pornographic than sensual.
Kylie was able to move from teen idol to woman and engage her sexuality without coming across as an exhibitionist.
If her voice was stronger and the songs also then it could have been much more entertaining.
Saying that, I'm now 36 minutes in and the song on currently at least has a good groove.
I think they need another classic Rock cover to lively things up or a good dance tune.
Back in Black might work!
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Re: Glastonbury 2019

Postby Arpangel » Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:11 am

I think that the reason I'm not into Glastonbury, and festivals in general, one of the reasons, is that they tend to champion that devils creation "Alternative Rock" people meandering away pompously through cold "clever" chords and jangly guitars, earnest looking singers, all very vacuous to me.
It's just not interesting, but maybe it's got something to do with the fact that nowadays if Beethoven or Hendrix were playing in my local church I'd rather stay in with a beer and watch it on telly, BBC of course....

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