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Title: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Chris Quartly on October 04, 2002, 22:21:24 pm
Well, here are my musings...
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Chris Quartly on October 30, 2002, 07:15:36 am

Nada Surf were once again excellent, a great setlist and much changed since the last gig. Sound wasn't that great though, a bit too much bass guitar (this coming from a bassist!) and not enough guitar, bit like Exit...Stage Left really  :P

Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Chris Quartly on October 31, 2002, 06:09:18 am
Hmmm, I still have "the power" back at home PC, not at work.

Just got back from seeing Supergrass at Sheps Bush Empire, ok so they aren't in my top 20 bands (maybe 50!) but they put on a good show and were very tight, only criticsm would be that they sound exactly like on the albums.

Bought the new Tori Amos album today so will have to spin that tomorrow.

On the playlist today:
Semisonic: All About Chemistry
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Post by: Chris Quartly on November 09, 2002, 04:57:02 am
Just been to watch "28 Days Later" at the cinema, I enjoyed it, probably a 3/5 but it was very interesting. I'm a huge fan of zombie films and this certainly added a twist to the style.

On the playlist today:
Mad At Gravity: Resonance
Rush: A Farewell to Kings
Foo Fighters: One by One
Neil Finn: One Nil
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Chris Quartly on November 13, 2002, 17:24:29 pm
Aussie Floyd were awesome last night, great sound, light show, everything. A must-see for any Floyd fan.

They played a good selection of songs from the band's career, some of the early psycadaelic stuff right up to the Division Bell (which I must admit I've only played once or twice).

Weird to see a tribute band playing to theatre sized audiences as well.
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Post by: Chris Quartly on November 22, 2002, 17:13:30 pm
What's this? My diary at the bottom of the page, the cheek of it.  ::)

Anyway, Tompy sent me an Aimee Mann compilation CD the other day and it's great stuff. Been listening to it for the last couple of days. Really good songwriting.

As well as that I've been on a Del Amitri trip again.

Going to see the Foo Fighters on Saturday and the Levellers on Sunday. I've got Monday off so I might try and catch up with some of my boots that I haven't had a chance to listen/watch.

On the playlist:
Aimee Mann: Tompy's compilation  ;D
Del Amitri: Waking Hours
Del Amitri: Change Everything
Del Amitri: Twisted
Del Amitri: Some Other Suckers Parade
Del Amitri: Can You Do Me Good
Foo Fighters: One by One
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Post by: Chris Quartly on November 24, 2002, 17:57:39 pm
Went to see the Foo Fighters last night and they completely rocked! I was disappointed because I thought the support band was going to be Supergrass and turned out to be a band called Cave In, who were average at best but closed the set with a good cover of Led Zep's Dazed and Confused  :o

The Foo's played a great set although I'd have liked to have heard a bit more of the new material as I think it's their best stuff and certainly sounds better live. Watching the Foo's is almost like watching a prog band. They add loads of new bits to the songs and jam the songs out for long period. Dave Grohl is one of the best frontmen in recent history and an underrated guitarist as well IMO.

One of my mates pulled out at the last minute, I couldn't even give the ticket away at that short notice.  ::)

Going to see the Levellers in Reading tonight, haven't seen them in 4 years so that should be good. A great live band.
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Post by: Chris Quartly on November 25, 2002, 17:07:57 pm
Back from seeing the Levellers in Reading, good gig, haven't seen them in 4 years.

Anyway, met another Rush fan! (Rush his fave band as well) Wore my murel VT tour shirt. Except this guy didn't have internet acess at all so TNMS is no use to him  :-/

So there are fans out there! 8)

PS I am ashamed of myself, but the convo was all to brief, had to be there  ::)
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Post by: Chris Quartly on November 29, 2002, 02:49:05 am
Just going through the finishing touches on my personal December compilation, some great stuff on it (as always).

Been listening to the new Audioslave album, first listen was ok but this mornings listen was a lot better. It has the huge chunky riffs that made Rage Against the Machine so popular and Chris Cornell is such a great singer it adds a lot to the songs. There's some mellower stuff on there that you wouldn't have heard on a RATM or S'Garden album (though maybe Cornell's solo album) as well.

Probably going to go and see the new Bond film tomorrow.

Need to check out how much it's going to cost me to go to the YYZ show in Bolton. Train fare from Oxford is gonna be pretty hefty on its own I'd imagine  :o I just don't want to miss out on what probably seems to me the first TNMS meet-up. ::)

On the playlist:
Audioslave: Audioslave
Red Hot Chili Peppers: By the Way
Beck: Sea Change
Hootie and the Blowfish: Musical Chairs
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Chris Quartly on December 03, 2002, 22:12:04 pm
Had a great game of footy last night, last time this year but went off on a good one.

Just off out to go and see the Manic Street Preachers at Birmingham NEC. Didn't like the last two albums but this is a "greatest hits" tour so I'm hoping for some early stuff  :)

On the playlist today:
Rush - Counterparts
Red Hot Chili Peppers - By The Way
Portishead - Dummy
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Post by: Chris Quartly on December 04, 2002, 05:51:20 am
Wow! Just got back from the Manics and I couldn't really have wished for a better setlist. Loads of the early stuff and hardly anything from the last two albums  ;D

They had a great sound and I certainly have a great respect for them as a live band.
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Post by: Chris Quartly on December 05, 2002, 16:14:21 pm
Went to see Martyn Joseph last night at Milton Keynes (the stables) and he was fantastic! Just him and an acoustic guitar. Not the kind of stuff I usually listen to but he seems to do something different to other artists of the same ilk. I think I even cried during one of the songs. I can't see how someone like David Gray can sell loads of records but Martyn can't  ??? (ps - I'm NOT a fan of David Gray though, so maybe I'm biased).

I'm surprised, I've seen two Welsh bands/artists in the last two days and Reg hasn't said a word
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Post by: Reg on December 05, 2002, 16:38:03 pm
OK.  I took the bait.

Don't know Martyn Joseph - didn't know he's Welsh.

The Manics - saw them as part of the Bon Jovi show in MK in, er, well, whatever, the Keep the Faith tour.  Wasn't impressed then.

I've got a couple of their albums, but don't listen to them any more.  But they ARE good.

I couldn't identify a Sterophonics or Catatonia track if it came up and bit me I'm afraid.

I'm not an avid pusher of Welsh music.  But Karnataka and Tom Jones?  Now you're talking.  Tom Jones live is a revelation.
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Post by: Chris Quartly on December 11, 2002, 23:54:04 pm
Just back from a days shopping in Edinburgh, a lot of roads blocked off because of the huge fires (causing millions worth of damage!!!).

Bought the following CD's:
Frank Zappa: Strictly Commercial
They Might be Giants: Dial-a-song (2 CD)
Redhouse Painters: Retrospective (2CD)
The Planets: Physical Graffiti (saw this band support Deep Purple in Feb).
King Crimson: In the Court of King Crimson
Bodycount: Bodycount

A word of advice, seeming as it's getting colder, "Don't eat the yellow snow"  ;D

The weather's been pretty good up here, I hear it's been snowing down south, not a speck of rain up here. I love the scenery and the people (so far  ;)) have been very nice as well. Loads of redheads up here as well, smashing.  :D

Bought a DVD player as well for a Christmas present for what people in the house represent the family (it's complicated!).

Don't really know what else to buy people, and it's getting closer to Christmas as well  :o ::)

Also been listening to a load of Loudon Wainwright III, don't know if anyone else is aware of him? Really good stuff.
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Post by: Chris Quartly on December 14, 2002, 04:11:54 am
FRIDAY THE 13TH CURSE STRIKES AGAIN!  :(

Had a good time in Scotland, I've just got back.

But.....

We had a car accident on the M6 coming back (just before Stoke), we're both OK, the car will be a write-off and I've got a couple of bruises and a sore neck (proper whiplash to come I'm sure) and I'm quite shook up. Still it could have been worse.
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Post by: Chris Quartly on December 25, 2002, 16:25:42 pm
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE  :D
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Post by: Chris Quartly on January 17, 2003, 21:55:59 pm
Was in my element Wednesday night, that program on South African Great White Sharks was remarkable. Some of the footage they got was breathtaking. I need to go and see that in real life in the future.

New series of Buffy started on Sky last night, fantastic I'm so glad it's back  ;D

Going to see the Two Towers at the cinema again tomorrow, my Mum hasn't seen it yet and I said I'd go with her.

Peter Gabriel announces some UK dates on Monday so get your credit cards ready  :D

On the playlist
Aimee Mann: Compilation
Dream Theater: SFAM
Portishead: Dummy
Beck: Sea Change
Bush: Golden State
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Chris Quartly on February 02, 2003, 07:11:44 am
Well I suppose you're all due an update;

(again please excuse any spelling or grammatical errors given the time of day and alcohol consumption).

Been out yesterday and today, today I went to see Electric Six in Oxford who I must admit ROCKED a lot more than I thought, they put on a great show. I'd love to find out who the support band were as I thought they were excellent as well, all instrumental but very funky and disco-ey,

[glb]Mark says: disco-ey? - Reg would like them
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Post by: Chris Quartly on February 19, 2003, 03:06:58 am
Went to see Teenage Fanclub in Oxford last night, a decent gig, just some no-nonsense pop-rock I guess. I don't know much of their stuff but they played a lot I did know, I think they're doing a greatest hits tour or something like that. Support came from the old singer from The Vaselines, and he did "Jesus Don't Want Me For A Sunbeam", made famous of course by Nirvana on their unplugged album.

Got the new OSI album, it's growing on me, I need a few more listens before I really pass judgement on it though.

On the playlist:
OSI - OSI
Beck - Sea Change
Led Zeppelin - 4
The Beatles - Abbey Road
Weezer - Meladroit
Tori Amos - From the Choirgirl Hotel (really loving this album)
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Post by: Chris Quartly on March 08, 2003, 19:24:29 pm
Just about to leave for London, going to see Porcupine Tree at the Sheps Bush Empire, haven't been this excited about a gigi since seeing Rush last summer. Can't wait, it's gonna be good I just know it.

If there are some of you out there that still don't own In Absentia you should be ashamed of yourselves  8)

Got up early this morning for a haircut, and then had to help move the shed when I got back :o

Still in Jeff Buckley mode, got the last few CD's I need through the post today so will listen to those tomorrow. The man was a genius.

Report on the gig to come later. ;D
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Post by: Chris Quartly on March 11, 2003, 00:47:46 am
Porcupine Tree were AWESOME the other night, great stuff. Setlist largely dominated by In Absentia but that's certainly nothing wrong with that  ;D

I'm off out tonight to see Aynsley Lister play in Oxford, an up-and-coming blues rock guitarist with a decent voice. Should be good, I'm going any minute now, just waiting for me mam to turn up.

On the playlist recently:
Jeff Buckley - Sketches for my sweetheart the drunk
Jeff Buckley - Songs for no-one (not sure on this one really)
Jeff Buckley - Grace EP's

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Post by: Chris Quartly on April 09, 2003, 05:10:58 am
Time for an update to my ego-area  :P

Played footy on Monday, won, great game, sorted.

Looking for cars at the moment, just a little 1.0 or a 1.1, cheap on the insurance. Need to get one fairly urgently but don't want to buy the first scrap-heap that comes along either.

New Radiohead album (out in June) is pretty good, not quite OK Computer but more in that vain than Kid A and Kid B. New Hootie & the Blowfish album is a real disappointment though, not exactly the rock and roll album they were promising.

I've got to go to London today to pick up the budget from the Bank of England, oh joy! And I've got to get it back to Oxford by the end of the day......even better!

Ho-hum

On the playlist:
OSI - OSI
Jeff Buckley - Sketches for my Sweetheart the Drunk
Jeff Buckley - Live in Chicago (DVD)
I Mother Earth - Scenery and Fish

Hoping to get the new IME album in the post soon! Play are "awaiting stock".  ::)
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Post by: Chris Quartly on May 06, 2003, 18:53:30 pm
Updates, hurrah!

Went to see Nada Surf in Oxford on Saturday, and they were excellent yet again (seen them 3 times in about 8 months now), just some great rock music. I guess they have some pop elements too them but that never hurt anyone! They do know how to rock that's for sure.

I'm probably going to see them again in London on Thursday, just for the hell of it! They're playing at the ULU.

After the gig a few of us went into the city and started drinking silly amounts of sambuka (lighting it in our mouths as well, very silly ;))  But an enjoyable night nonetheless.

Building is in progress at home now, it would be nice to be back home by my birthday (June 13th so start saving now :P) but I don't think that's gonna happen.

Tried to put Vapo(u)r Trails in the CD player in the car this morning and it chucked it back out at me! Sigh, had to make do with some Black Sabbath instead
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Post by: Chris Quartly on May 09, 2003, 07:42:03 am
Went to see Nada Surf (again! Well, they are THAT good IMO) in London (at the ULU) tonight, just got back. Need to be up in 4 hours  ::)

Another good show, met a couple of new people, anyone heard of a band called Echoboy? They were raving about them.

Anyways, a decent performance though not quite as good as in Oxford on Saturday. Though they did play "Popular" which was a big hit for them in the States a few years back (strangely, it's one of their worst songs IMO) that everyone always wants to hear but they never play.

The single "Inside of Love" is out on Monday, go pick it up, great pop-rock (the other stuff is rockier) which shows bands like Coldplay how this kind of music SHOULD be performed.

Night.
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Post by: Chris Quartly on May 20, 2003, 06:06:37 am
Hmmmm, bit happier since my last entry (oh!), just got back from seeing Peter Gabriel at Birmingham NEC, great show too. I've never seen a show quite like it, will post my thoughts when I've had some time to reflect.

Should be getting my car picked up on Wednesday, see how it goes.

On the playlist

Tool - Undertow
Evanescence - Fallen
Aimee Mann - Compilation
ZZ Top - Antenna (sp?)
David Bowie - Heathan
Rush - Presto (yes, Presto ;))
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Post by: Chris Quartly on June 13, 2003, 20:08:06 pm
21 today, aren't I lucky....... am I supposed to be at my physical peak now  ::)
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Post by: Ashley on June 13, 2003, 20:24:32 pm
Happy Birthday mate!  ;D

Don't expect any greetings off this lot though, I got nowt at all on my 40th a few weeks ago!  ::)
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Post by: Stewart on June 13, 2003, 20:29:55 pm
Chris: Congrats me laddo, go out and get laid ;)

Ash: You never told us, we're not mind readers :P
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Post by: Stewart on June 16, 2003, 16:42:02 pm
yeah, but did you get Laid?! that's the important question :D
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Post by: Chris Quartly on June 24, 2003, 04:09:44 am
Saturday, went to see the Matrix Reloaded again, my Uncle hadn't seen it and didn't want to go on his own. So I went to see it again. I'm nice like that. Didn't think it was any better or worse on second viewing. I do get the impression though, that when the third one comes out people are going to think that this second film wasn't really needed at all, we'll see.

Sunday had a barbecue, and I was the chef  ;D my Dad normally does it but he got some dust in his eye that scratched his eyeball :( so he went to the local hospital and got some stuff for it, but was told to rest it. And I must say I did a bang-up job on the barbie!

Today, back to work, relieved myself of work Thursday and Friday so was a bit disorientating to be back really. Just about got through the day. Then went to play football after work.

Tomorrow I'm going to see REM! Which I've been waiting for for bloody years, I'm so happy I'll finally get to see them. I'm seeing them on my own though so I'll probably just get there really early and get near the front, got nothing better to do! I know a lot of people don't care for them but they've made a pretty big impression on my life and it's great that I'll finally get to see them live.

On the playlist:
Eels - Electro Shock Blues (my what a happy record this is!!)
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication
Del Amitri - Twisted
Rush - Signals
Rush - Grace Under Pressure
Jeff Buckley - Grace
U2 - Best of 1990 - 2000
PJ Harvey - Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea

and some other stuff!
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Post by: Chris Quartly on June 27, 2003, 03:46:37 am
Latest distraction was REM on Tuesday, and a great show it was. I got to see Peter Buck briefly before the gig and shook Mike Mills' hand as well, which was nice. Some early material mixed well with the newer stuff (they did 4 songs in a row from Fables of the Reconstruction, great record!), a couple of new songs that sounded Document-era in style. So that could be good.

Went into the HMV sale today, same old stuff for sale really but finally managed to pick up a copy of Nine Inch Nails' "The Downward Spiral", also bought Tim Buckley's "Happy Sad" album and a couple of Frank Zappa compilations to go with my "Strictly Commercial" album I picked up 6 months ago.

As well as things being pretty bad in general at the moment, this time of year is always hard for me......you'll all laugh at this I'm sure, but I'm absolutely terrified of moths
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Post by: Chris Quartly on August 10, 2003, 04:48:04 am
Hello again

I went up to Anfield today to watch Liverpool Vs Valencia in a friendly. I'm no Liverpool fan but my Uncle is and I thought it might be nice to watch some premiership players for a change. Valencia won 2-0 btw. Also met a couple of friends up there who I'd either not physically met before or not seen in some time so that was good.

Oxford off to a winning start as well with an excellent 1-0 away win at Lincoln.

My next compilation should be hitting the shelves early next week.

On the playlist:

Evanescence - Fallen
Del Amitri - Del Amitri (just got the new remastered version with 4 bonus tracks)
Bass Communion - II
Smashing Pumpins - Best of
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Post by: Chris Quartly on August 18, 2003, 17:59:28 pm
And we're back (again!). Stewart and I are both confident that we're at this home for the long-run now, let's hope so!

Anyway, I went to the V Festival up in staffs on Saturday:

Got there in decent time, first band we say were Spearhead, who I did enjoy, kind of hip-hop/rock band with a political message in almost all their songs, certainly had the crowd up for it.

Next up were Shack who were a bit one-dimensional and, well, pants! Scouse band who offered nothing really. These two bands were on the NME stage we would visit again later.

Next up was what I had been waiting for since the tickets arrived, PJ Harvey, who was stunning (musically and visually
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Post by: Slim on August 19, 2003, 04:21:31 am
Just watched the ITV coverage, Chris.  The Chilis were actually quite good .. agree about Polly Harvey (they showed Dress), that little white .. er, dress showed off her legs a treat.

But they didn't show the Coral, sadly.
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Post by: Chris Quartly on August 19, 2003, 14:14:19 pm
I'm sure they sounded fine taken off the soundboard, but in the audience it was terrible. Shame...... at least I've seen them before and know what it should sound like.

[I recorded it so I'll grab some off the DVD when it's finalised - Slim]

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Post by: Chris Quartly on August 25, 2003, 05:13:07 am
Another week since an update tut-tut......

Was my Gran's birthday today so went over for a meal.

Footy - Another point for Oxford, still undefeated, hopefully get a good result against Swansea tomorrow (first match I''ve managed to get to since the league started!).

I went to see Beck at Brixton Academy on Wednesday, first time I've seen him and he put on a great show. He's a superb performer and the concert was suitably weird for an artist of his ilk.

Eucon keeps getting closer and closer  :o :o

On the playlist:

Tim Buckley - Happy/Sad
Electric Six - Fire
REM - Murmur
Bass Communion - I
Bass Communion - II
Soundgarden - Superunknown
Genesis - Archive set 1967 - 1975 (the live Lamb set sounds fab)
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Post by: Chris Quartly on September 15, 2003, 04:22:22 am
Made my full league debut today for the pub side I've joined..... and scored  ;D only problem is we only had 10 people turn up  >:( I played centre mid which was tough playing with 10 men. I put us 1-0 up just before half time, then we went 1-2 down and finally 3-2 up, then they scored with the last touch of the game, we were robbed  :'( :'(

Anyway, apart from that, went to the Oxford - Masfield game, boring 1-1 draw unfortunately.

Booked myself up accomodation for the convention. Looking forward to it now!

Apart from that not much, ordered myself a PC which should arrive next week. Will be sorting myself out some flights to the US for December which I'm completely nervous and excited about.

On the playlist:
Adom - Idiot Savant
Monster Magnet - Powertrip

and some other stuff I can't remember

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Post by: Chris Quartly on September 22, 2003, 04:11:51 am
Another week, another footy match, another goal-scoring performance
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Post by: Chris Quartly on November 26, 2003, 03:34:30 am
Right, after an invasion into my diary I'll get things back on track  ;)

It's weird at the moment, work is shit and my car is fecked (worst thing I've EVER bought ::)), but I've never felt happier :o

Off to see Radiohead tomorrow, then Muse on Thursday followed by Porcupine Tree on Sunday. So a busy week but I like to keep myself busy  8) then the only remaining gig of the year (I think) is The A.M. in Oxford on the 9th, The A.M. consist of former band mates of Jeff Buckley and are well worth a listen (though don't expect many comparisons to Jeff in the music). Because the car is shagged, travelling to and from these 3 gigs will be a right pain, all 3 are in London, which is fine but it's getting back home that's the problem, a taxi back from Oxford to Bicester looks my only option  :-[

And then we're in December  :o ;D  :o 8) which is a very important month for me, probably the most important month of my life  :o

What else? Hmmm, can't remember.....

On the playlist... again too much to remember but includes...

The A.M. - The A.M.
Radiohead - Hail to the Thief
Jeff Buckley - Mystery White Boy
Transatlantic - Live in Europe
The Zombies - Odessey Oracle
The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
Dream Theater - Train of Thought
Rush - By-Tor's Battle V 2.01
Mark Kozelek - White Christmas Live
Catherine Wheel - Adam & Eve
Porcupine Tree - Coma Divine
Grateful Dead - Live/Dead
REM - In Time (2CD version)

16...
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Post by: Reg on November 27, 2003, 00:07:48 am
QuoteAnd then we're in December
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Post by: Chris Quartly on December 05, 2003, 05:49:58 am
Is it really December?
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Post by: Chris Quartly on December 12, 2003, 04:00:17 am
Well this will be my last entry until the 22nd at least I would imagine. I'm off on holiday tomorrow ;D I can't believe it's finally come around, it's felt like forever (21 years I guess ::)). I've had this booked since early September and have been counting the days since.

I'm amazed at the amount of pm's/emails, posts I've had from members on the site wishing my a happy holiday, so thanks to all of you. The people on this site continue to amaze me, almost brings a tear to my eye
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Post by: Ron on December 13, 2003, 00:31:21 am
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And we have lift off...
Happy holidays...
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Post by: The Letter R on December 13, 2003, 16:02:47 pm
Quoteat heathrow typing at the worst keyboard ever!! bags checked in....Boston here I come

bye!!!!

0...

Fly By .....er......Afternoon... ;D
Have a good one mate - (DT dvd arrived too cheers :))
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Post by: Chris Quartly on December 22, 2003, 02:06:24 am
I'm back  ;)

Haven't touched a PC at all since that last musings post. So much to catch up on.........
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Post by: Slim on December 22, 2003, 02:17:13 am
Good trip?
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Post by: Ashley on December 22, 2003, 02:42:13 am
Welcome back Chris.

Trust you had a ball over there  ;D
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Post by: Chris Quartly on December 22, 2003, 04:27:38 am
I'd probably describe my trip as "perfect"  8)
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Post by: Ron on December 22, 2003, 12:55:38 pm
That sounds about right, doesn't it?
Glad you enjoyed yourself, Chris.
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Post by: Chris Quartly on December 22, 2003, 15:17:27 pm
Back at work, I wonder if  I'll have time to write any kind of holiday report!!!

Damn you guys post a lot, and why do ALL the TNMS secret plans get revealed when I'm NOT here. It was hard keeping quiet for so long and I come back and everyone knows now. Cheers for waiting  ;) ::) :P

I'll never be able to read all these new posts before the end of the year. I might close the site for a few hours so I can catch up  ;)
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Post by: The Letter R on December 22, 2003, 18:22:27 pm
Good to have you back Chris - glad to hear your trip went well 8)
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Post by: Chris Quartly on December 25, 2003, 05:00:45 am
Merry Christmas everyone
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Post by: Chris Quartly on January 15, 2004, 17:55:25 pm
Have yet to "muse" this year so why not mark my 3000th post with some musing... I had thought of posting some filth in the basement but decided not to  ::)

Anyway, the year hasn't started too badly. And tomorrow I'll have the pleasure of interview Mike Portnoy of Dream Theater with Andy, I can't wait! Also going to see them in London on Saturday so a busy weekend. So keep an eye on the site and the new dedicated DT section on the Other Bands area.

Just booked tickets to see A Perfect Circle in February in London as well, should be good although I had to make do with seats as standing tickets were sold out.

On the playlist:
Love - Forever Changes
Jefferson Airplane - Surrealistic Pillow
Slo Burn - Amusing the Amazing
The Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin
Dream Theater - Train of Thought, Awake, Images and Words, Falling Into Infinity
Kyuss - And the Circus Leaves Town
Sun Kil Moon - Ghosts of the Great Highway
Red House Painters - Ocean Beach
John Frusciante - To Record Water for Ten Days

and many more....
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Post by: The Letter R on January 15, 2004, 18:17:11 pm
Well done on the 3000th post Chris - we'll have a beer to celebrate on Saturday ;D
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Post by: Ashley on January 16, 2004, 03:46:37 am
Yeah, well done mate, I'm pleased other things are working out for you too!

Can I be best man?  ;D
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Post by: Chris Quartly on February 03, 2004, 15:19:33 pm
Off to see A Perfect Circle tonight at Hammersmith, I love both the albums and I'm hoping for a great show tonight. I have a fear that it won't be a long set but fingers crossed I'll be surprised.

Expensive month this one, flights and visa bill, some debt to my Dad and I have my car tax and insurance in the coming weeks.  :o ::) So apart from APC tonight I'm hoping to not go out until pay-day! That reminds me I'll have to bug Stew for an Aussie Floyd ticket for Saturday  ;)

Carrie's coming over to visit for a week starting the 27th of Feb so I'm counting the seconds for that. Hopefully the days will fly by until then. Just doesn't seem right being so far away  :-/ Need a new job I think to get some more money.....

Very happy with things in general though.

On the playlist: (way too much since the last entry)
Sun Kil Moon - Ghosts of the Great Highway
Unida - Coping with the Urban Coyote
A Perfect Circle - Thirteenth Step
Thin Lizzy - Black Rose
Air - Talkie Walkie
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Bob on February 04, 2004, 02:40:02 am
Don't wish it too quickly I want to try and make new york last as long as possible! :D
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Ron on February 04, 2004, 21:48:18 pm
How was A Perfect Circle, Chris?
Reviews of the Dutch show were raving...
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Chris Quartly on February 11, 2004, 03:55:12 am
A Perfect Circle were marvelous, Ron (sorry for the delayed response), could have been a bit of a longer set but really enjoyed it.

Anyway, Carrie was 21 on Sunday so another big Happy Birthday to her (belated albeit in this section). Only 17 days until she visits here (not that I'm counting). Reminds me I must book those Comedy Store tickets.......

Not a great deal else going apart from counting out time really. Busy getting excited about other news though  ;)

On the playlist:
Fuel - Natural Selection
The Beatles - 1
Burning Shed label samplers 1 & 2
Porcupine Tree - Warszawa
The Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin
Jeff Buckley - Sketches for my Sweetheart the Drunk
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Ashley on February 24, 2004, 11:30:49 am
Quote
Also, Carrie arrives on these shores on Friday
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Bob on February 24, 2004, 23:39:23 pm
yeah chris hes in your room! ;)
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Chris Quartly on February 27, 2004, 02:58:28 am
Well Carrie arrives tomorrow! I won't be on TNMS much if at all next week so please be gentle with the site. Those other mods are going to have to earn their keep  ;) :P

It's going to be amazing to be together again, it's felt like an eternity :o not going to waste a second.

On the playlist
Mark Kozelek - Rock and Roll Singer
Jeff Buckley - Glastonbury bootleg
John Wesley - Chasing Monsters
Grey Lady Down - Time of Our Lives
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Nephronic on February 27, 2004, 03:09:56 am
Hope you've been taking your vitamins young man. ;)
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Ashley on February 27, 2004, 20:08:28 pm
Quote

who can these days - although you have more reason than others - I hope you've washed behind your ears
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Post by: Mark_Williams on February 27, 2004, 20:10:01 pm
Quote

It's the behinds of Carries ears that Chris will be examining!
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Post by: Chris Quartly on March 07, 2004, 22:07:02 pm
Well that's the end of the week and Carrie's in the air going back home now. It's been another incredible week and I think the most rewarding in my life, but now she's gone I feel like I've lost an arm or something. It'll take me a while for things to get back to "normal" I guess.....

Last Sunday we went to the comedy store in London, seeing Paul Merton and Josie Lawrence (sp?) perform was a treat and the rest of the comedy store players were great as well. On Monday we went to see Love with Arthur Lee at the Forum, I'd never been to the forum before, it's a nice venue and Love were superb. I think over the course of the gig they played the whole of the Forever Changes album.

A few quieter days after that taking in Oxford and generally chilling out, we then went to see Gary Numan at Shepherds Bush on Friday. We waited TWO HOURS (!!! Thought we would only have to wait for an hour) for him after the show to get autographs. And today was basically wake up, get packed and off to heathrow  :'(

Next planned visit, end of May  :o :( just have to wait (again) ::) but at least this week has been nothing short of fantastic.
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Nephronic on March 07, 2004, 22:13:08 pm
Just out of curiosity Chris, where's Carrie from?
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Mark_Williams on March 07, 2004, 22:22:44 pm
QuoteJust out of curiosity Chris, where's Carrie from?

"Carrie doesn't live here anymore
You could always ask at the corner store"

 lmao  lmao

Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Chris Quartly on March 07, 2004, 22:23:03 pm
QuoteJust out of curiosity Chris, where's Carrie from?

Durham in New Hampshire (check the member map ;))
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Chris Quartly on April 13, 2004, 04:11:54 am
Nice to have four days off work, not sure I've really taken advantage out of them tbh but there you go.

Booked my flights on Thursday to go over stateside to see Carrie again, May 27 - June 6. Never long enough but all I can muster for now. Just under 7 weeks to wait.....

Not much coming up in terms of gigs, Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent at the Bloomsbury Theatre in London, never been there before. Evanescence at the NEC in May and that's about it so far.

Seem to be getting a lot of headaches and feeling generally worn out the last few weeks. Don't know if it's lack of sleep or just having too many things to try and do, it's a bit daunting at times
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Chris Quartly on April 19, 2004, 03:08:10 am
A most enjoyable Saturday just gone, early start to catch a 7:30 train to get up to Leeds to stay at Stew and Bec's house. A meeting was held and a curry was had!

Sunday the trains were a bit mad (changing what platform my train was leaving from and not telling anyone = 100 angry people and an extra hour wait to get home) and I'm a bit beat now so an early night is on the cards.

Was nice to have a couple of 4 day weeks, back to the 5-day grind now.

Just under 6 weeks until I'm off stateside, too long!!

On the playlist:
The A.M. - The A.M.
my compilation volumes 8,9 and 13
Rush - Counterparts
Lacuna Coil - Unleashed Memories
John Frusciante - Shadows Collide With People
Dream Theater - Official bootlegs - Master of Puppets
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Chris Quartly on May 17, 2004, 14:25:40 pm
10 days to go until I'm off stateside again  :o ;D

I've changed my work ethic a bit over the last month, I'm up earlier (6:30) and at work between 8:10 and 8:30. I hope it's being noted! I'm trying to be a bit more motivated about things in general. I'm still a bit overwhelmed I have so many things I want to do and yet don't seem to have any time whatsoever to do them. I even picked up some pencils again the other day and drew something (a very poor imitation of the T4E wolf howling at the moon), I then realised why I haven't drawn anything in about 5 years  :)

A few gigs coming up, Evanescence this Saturday, Dick Dale (check your Pulp Fiction soundtracks) at the end of May and The Legendary Pink Dots a few days after (those 2 gigs with Carrie in Boston). Then on the 9th I'm going to see Sun Kil Moon at the Scala in London, probably my most anticipated gig of the year after some band from Canada in September. The AM are also playing in London on the 20th of June so I'll try and see them.

I'm still hoping I can get a ticket for PJ Harvey on the 26th of this month at The Zodiac in Oxford, the guitarist in my old band works there and is going to see what he can do.

My car failed its MOT on Friday (rear parking brake efficiency is low) so I'm getting that seen to this coming Friday. Then it needs an MOT, tax and insurance  ::)

Still not sure what to make of feedback, it's a shame no-one has really mentioned the Love track, Love are a cracking band (I'd urge anyone to get Forever Changes), "Seven & Seven Is" is from the Decapo album and is a wonderful little rocker, will be interesting to see what they do with it. I can just imagine some OLV style drumming on it!

best to all

on the playlist (way too much again!)
Love - Decapo
Porcupine Tree - The Sky Moves Sideways (2CD  set)
John Frusciante - Shadows Collide With People
Peter Gabriel - 2
The Godfathers - Birth, School, Work, Death
The Alarm - Strength
Pink Floyd - Animals
The Pixies - Complete B-Sides
REM - Outtakes of Time
Rush - GUP
Loudon Wainwright III - Career Moves
Muse - Origin of Symmetry

Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Dave_Pierce on May 17, 2004, 18:15:16 pm
I read a very positive review in this Sunday's Toronto Sun about "Muse". They gave their album 4 1/2 stars out of five and decribed them as progressive. They also said that they're the result of letting classical musicians loose on rock & roll.

Can you provide any recommendations? Are they similar in any way to any progressive band I listen to? (e.g., DT, Spock's Beard, Porcupine Tree)

Thanks Chris!!  8)
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Chris Quartly on May 17, 2004, 18:32:33 pm
There's a Muse thread somewhere in the Other Bands section Dave but I love them to bits (the first album "Showbiz" doesn't really grab me too much I must admit), Origin of Symmetry or the latest album Absolution are both superb. I'd probably recommend Origin of Symmetry the most. They're not proggy like Spock's, PT, etc, but the songs are intense and rock hard. They're not a million miles away from Rush in the sense that they're a 3 piece hard rock band with an epic sound. Highly recommended  8)
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Dave_Pierce on May 18, 2004, 18:27:32 pm
QuoteThey're not a million miles away from Rush in the sense that they're a 3 piece hard rock band with an epic sound. Highly recommended
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Chris Quartly on May 26, 2004, 17:22:15 pm
Big day tomorrow, get to work early then leave around 3pm to get to Heathrow. Land at Boston 9:30 US-time which is 2:30am to me  :o

This wait between visits has been the worst I think, but hey, I'm off to see Carrie tomorrow so the wait is almost over.

Saw Evanescence on Saturday at the NEC, another good show but not the best I've seen them.

A very good friend of mine has spent the last few days in Bicester and it's been great spending some time with him as he lives in Scotland so we don't get to see each other that much. Why are my favourite people in life so far away?!

Was feeling a bit low last week but as I'm off tomorrow I've perked up the last couple of days finally  :D

Got my car MOT'd, insured and will sort the tax out on my return (I get back very late on the 6th of June).

Probably a good week for me to go away in terms of the Rush tour as well, I'll be trying my absolute best to stay away from the setlist that the boys will be playing so by leaving tomorrow I'd hope that after a week or so anyone making an occasional mishap with spoilers will have learnt their lesson by then! So please don't spoil anything for anyone.

I really can't see the appeal in knowing what they're going to be play beforehand but there you go.

Be good in my absence!!  ;D

On the playlist:
Radiohead - OK Computer
Radiohead - The Bends
Various compilations I've made
The Zombies - Oddyssey and Oracle
Nirvana - In Utero
Del Amitri - Change Everything
Aimee Mann - an FM ROIO from 1996
Rush - Vapor Trails

Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Ashley on May 26, 2004, 18:21:36 pm
Quote
A very good friend of mine has spent the last few days in Bicester and it's been great spending some time with him as he lives in Scotland so we don't get to see each other that much. Why are my favourite people in life so far away?!

You've seen Dods?  ;)
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: The Letter R on May 26, 2004, 18:28:18 pm
Have a good trip Chris :)
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Chris Quartly on May 27, 2004, 19:48:28 pm
thanks Keith, shouldn't be too hard for me to enjoy myself  ;) ;D

I'm off, be good everyone! I'll be back to drab reality on the 7th of June!
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Analog RH on May 27, 2004, 19:52:51 pm
Quotethanks Keith, shouldn't be too hard for me to enjoy myself
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: The Letter R on June 07, 2004, 13:57:28 pm
Welcome back Chris!!
I am sure your trip Stateside was a good one.
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Chris Quartly on June 07, 2004, 14:06:28 pm
QuoteWelcome back Chris!!
I am sure your trip Stateside was a good one.

Thanks Keith, it was another great time  8) and now I'm back at work  ::) :'( ::)
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Chris Quartly on June 09, 2004, 13:58:05 pm
found some time for a musing

got back home on Sunday at 9:30pm, just enough time to shower, eat, let people know I'm still alive, catch up on a couple of things and get 4 hours sleep before getting up for work.

Was amazing to see Carrie again (obviously!), this time was the hardest time leaving I think. Weather was nice on days we'd planned to be outside a lot (went to a zoo (I'm like a big kid in zoos!), checked out the area, shopping around, walking, bbq) and ok when we had other things to do (cinema, catch 2 concerts (Dick Dale, The Legendary Pink Dots, etc) so it worked out really well. We stayed in the Cambridge area in Boston for a few days just to get away, I much preferred it to the downtown Boston area, we were staying right by the river and it was beautiful. The Harvard Square is a cool little area.

But it was over all too quick again, next planned visit is for Carrie to come over to me in September, hopefully for about 4-6 weeks. I think we deserve a bit more than 8 or 9 days together for a change! And that of course also covers the Rush tour ;D

Went to see Monster Magnet in Oxford on Monday, a good show but they didn't really play much I knew already (I only have Powertrip I must confess) so some of it was lost on me. But it was a good show and Dave Wyndorf is an excellent frontman. Shame the support were shite (didn't catch the name).

I'm off to see Sun Kil Moon tonight at the Scala in London, I've been looking forward to this for ages. I'm a massive Red House Painters/Mark Kozelek fan and I really would urge anybody to check him out, he has the most incredible voice. I might even do a sampler CD (I'd say the Porcupine Tree one did quite well ;) from doing it for a couple of friends it somehow made it's way around the country
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Chris Quartly on June 13, 2004, 04:17:25 am
40 minutes left of being 21  :-/
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Analog RH on June 13, 2004, 04:23:18 am
Quote40 minutes left of being 21
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Dave_Pierce on June 17, 2004, 19:36:00 pm
QuoteIts all downhill from here, Q.
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Post by: Mark_Williams on June 17, 2004, 20:22:23 pm
Quote

Its all downhill from here, Q.
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Chris Quartly on August 09, 2004, 14:29:10 pm
QuoteLooks like I need ALL of my wisdon teeth taken out at some stage in the future ::) bugger, oh well, not gonna happen this year anyway.


And over a year to that message I'll be having them out! October 24th (I think?) I'll be having my four wisdom teeth yanked out
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Chris Quartly on August 15, 2004, 02:21:01 am
I'm going to have to call the hospital on Monday to see if they can sort my teeth out earlier, I'm in quite considerable pain and I can barely eat  :o ::)
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Chris Quartly on October 08, 2004, 16:20:48 pm
went to see Stiff Little Fingers at the Zodiac last night with Carrie and my older brother, I'm not much of a punk fan but I really enjoyed the gig and would recommend them to anyone. Very tuneful songs and some good playing too, crowd were well up for it but I'm not one for being in the pit so we stuck to the side (apart from my brother who can never help himself...). Excellent stuff though and would see them again on my own accord. Might go and see the Damned at the Zodiac in November.

Only got 3 hours sleep last night though  :-/ feeling very tired.

Also considering looking into some earplugs for future gigs  ::)

Going to see the Magnetic Fields on Sunday, hoping for a quiet week next week followed by a trip to Manchester on the 16th so Carrie can see her Smiths sights ;)

On the playlist:
King Crimson - Discipline
The Cure - Greatest Hits (with acoustic CD)
Red House Painters - Red House Painters (aka Rollercoaster)
The Cure - Faith
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Chris Quartly on October 18, 2004, 16:29:21 pm
haven't the last 7 weeks flown by :-/

Carrie's going home on Wednesday so trying to prepare mentally for that at the moment.

Went to Manchester on Saturday, Carrie has been wanting to see Manchester for some time and we took in some Smiths-related music sights (Salford Lads club, The Ritz, etc). We met Analog there 8) and spent a most enjoyable day with him :D it's always a pleasure to see Andy, a man with a heart of gold, or should I say, a heart of ROCK lol

On Sunday we ventured into Oxford late afternoon to do some sightseeing of another kind, Oxford is rich in Tolkien landmarks (http://users.ox.ac.uk/~tolksoc/TolkiensOxford/) so we visited the colleges he used to work at, some old houses he used to live in (shame we didn't get to see his "favourite tree") and other stuff, we saw his grave last time Carrie was here.

The previous weekend we went to see The Magnetic Fields, a fantastic gig and a good contrast to the Stiff Little Fingers gig we saw a few nights before. Extremely clever songwriting and some wonderful vocals from Stephin (no mistake on the spelling) Merritt.

So just trying to enjoy the last few days together before the inevitable  ::)

On the playlist:
Mark Lanegan - Bubblegum
PJ Harvey - To Bring You My Love
Hindu Love Gods - Hindu Love Gods
REM - Around the Sun
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Analog RH on October 20, 2004, 04:28:18 am
QuoteWent to Manchester on Saturday, Carrie has been wanting to see Manchester for some time and we took in some Smiths-related music sights (Salford Lads club, The Ritz, etc). We met Analog there 8) and spent a most enjoyable day with him :D it's always a pleasure to see Andy, a man with a heart of gold, or should I say, a heart of ROCK lol



Carrie, Chris and Analog take a break from rocking hard to pose for a snapshot, Manchester 16.10.04

(http://www.andrewandjulia.plus.com/images/Resize%20of%20Carrie%20Chris%20and%20APF%2016th%20Oct%2004.jpg)

That's Mancheser University Students Union on Oxford Road in the background, fact fans - that big building you can see in the part of the picture that isn't covered by my fat neck.  ;) ;D
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Chris Quartly on December 03, 2004, 22:06:14 pm
More days pass...

More strange times, life really puts you on a rollercoaster sometimes. Trying to think more positive though after some stupid stress and arguments ::)

Just 3 weekends to get out the way then I'm stateside for a criminally short visit to see Carrie. Then it's 2005... wow... 2004 overall has been excellent with so many good experiences, but in a way I don't want another one like it! I'm hoping for things to just settle down a tad, fingers crossed.

Went paintballing last weekend for a friends birthday, didn't come off as bad as other times I've gone so was happy enough! It's always a fun day out although the team we were playing against were filled with annoying chavs, at least it made all the more satisfying when you shot down one of the little feckers.

Not a single gig in November  :-/ what's going on there?! (I did miss a few gigs I really wanted to see :( Aynsley Lister, The Damned and Martyn Joseph). Only have Muse planned for December on the 19th as it stands but what a gig that promises to be!

Christmas is always funny, I'm much more of a giver than a taker so I like buying things for people but I'm terrible when people ask me what I want. Have most people sorted and should have everyone done soon enough.

On the playlist:
Adam and the Antz - Dirk Wears White Sox
Del Amitri - Twisted
Sun Kil Moon - Ghosts of the Great Highway
John Frusciante - Inside of Emptiness
American Music Club - Mercury
David Bowie - Heathen
Nada Surf - The Proximity Effect
Aimee Mann - Live at St. Ann's Warehouse
Rush - Out Of Hiding ROIO
Afghan Whigs - Black Love
Blackfield - Blackfield
Crash Test Dummies - Songs of the Unforgiven
Deep Purple - Made in Japan
Cocteau Twins - Treasure
Sunny Day Real Estate - How it Feels to be Something
Guided By Voices - Human Amusement at Hourly Rates
Hindu Love Gods - Hindu Love Gods
Semisonic - The Great Divide
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Chris Quartly on December 23, 2004, 16:07:03 pm
Bought some new earphones yesterday, blimey they sound good :o as a result I've brought with me to work some of my fave albums from a production sense, I had Jeff Buckley's Grace on this morning which was a real onslaught to the senses, so many new bits here and there. It's such an overwhelmingly beautiful album and made even more so on these better earphones!

I was almost too scared to put Porcupine Tree's In Absentia on!

Anyway, it's my (younger) brothers birthday today, 16, how time flies!

Christmas but 2 days away and then stateside to see Carrie on boxing day :D

Did some wrapping yesterday, waiting for a couple more things in the post  :-/ and need to start packing for my trip, will do that tonight.

On the playlist:
Jeff Buckley - Grace
Porcupine Tree - In Absentia
Del Amitri - Twisted
Crash Test Dummies - Songs of the Unforgiven
Dream Theater - Scenes from a Memory
Rush - Vapor Trails
John Frusciante - A Sphere in the Heart of Silence
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Post by: Reg on December 23, 2004, 16:09:24 pm
Chris - which earphones did you get?  Sounds like you are really pleased with them.
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Post by: Chris Quartly on December 23, 2004, 16:18:31 pm
QuoteChris - which earphones did you get?
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Chris Quartly on January 04, 2005, 16:15:33 pm
ok so I'm back  ::)

Had a great week with Carrie (apart from a nightmare flight going over...), hoping for her to come and stay for 6 weeks or so starting February. I like it over there, it's peaceful, pretty, the people are nice, Carrie's family especially.

Spent about $200 on music that would have cost me
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Chris Quartly on January 06, 2005, 00:39:52 am
 In no particular order:
 
A Perfect Circle - eMotive
3 Doors Down - Away From the Sun
Boards of Canada - Geogaddi
Television - Adventure
The 13th Floor Elevators - The Psychadelic Sounds Of
Afghan Whigs - Gentlemen
Young Fresh Fellows - Fabulous Sounds / Topsy Turvy
'Til Tuesday - Voices Carry
The Magnetic Fields - I
The Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs (all 3 volumes)
Dogs Die In Hot Cars - Please Describe Yourself
Mark Lanegan - Here Comes That Weird Chill
The Mars Volta - Live
The Flaming Lips - The Day They Shot a Hole In the Jesus Egg / The Priest Driven Ambulence Album
Alice in Chains - Dirt
 
and the Nirvana boxset With the Lights Out (3 CD's 1 DVD)
 
:)
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Micke.K on January 06, 2005, 01:54:41 am
I got Alice In Chains - "Dirt" today....ordered it a couple of days ago....a pretty damn good album.... 8)


So...Chris, how do you like 3 Doors Down - "Away From The Sun"...? I think it has really good songs, but it lacks that "punky" feeling their first album has.... :-/
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Chris Quartly on January 06, 2005, 02:26:52 am
Quote
Carrie lambasted
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Post by: Chris Quartly on April 07, 2005, 17:55:45 pm
where did the last 7 weeks go? ::)

I just haven't been arsed with this diary thing lately tbh, so this could be a long one...

Carrie arrived on the 16th of Feb and left yesterday, I think we really had a good time of it and despite the heartache of having to part again there seems to be a good sense of optimism for the future from both of us :)

So the last 7 weeks, gigs:

REM - twice, The Mars Volta, The Buzzcocks, Porcupine Tree and Steve Hackett. There were plenty of other things we could have went to but finances and travelling were issues but the shows were good :) (and Mark Kozelek had to cancel his UK tour :()

REM got things off to a nice start with a show in Hammersmith, the setlist leaning a little too much to the newer material but here's a band that could fart on stage for 20 minutes and still make me happy. We were also fortunate that bassist Mike Mills had recovered from illness by the time we saw them at the NEC for another good show. The Mars Volta are possibly the most frustrating band to watch live, when they're good I've not seen or heard much better but it's like they don't even want people to like them sometimes! I made my thougths known in the other bands section anyway. Which left us with our final trio of shows in three days last weekend. For Carrie to see the Buzzcocks is like me seeing Rush, and this was her first Buzzcocks show, they certainly know what their audience wants, playing a non-stop show of (mostly) their best and most known material, striking energy from a bunch of old men who barely had a 3 second stop between any given song. We were right at the barrier for the whole gig and Carrie shook Steve Diggle's hand at the end, so good stuff all round. I just hope I don't have a beer gut like Pete Shelly come the time I'm in my 50's!! Porcupine Tree followed the day after, and with my ears still ringing from the night before I was a bit worried during the day, but come gig time they'd recovered. Again we were right at the front of the stage (in front of John Wesley this time) and he gave Carrie a setlist at the end of the show. I've seen posts from people saying the atmosphere was a little flat from people not knowing the new material but we didn't really get a sense of that being at the stage, the people surrounding us certainly had a good time. Although just before the band came on stage someone must have blacked out and was stumbling around, I was trying to help but no-one wanted to know, some people! Managed to rest him against the stage before security (and a couple of his friends, begrudgingly!!) moved him nearer the back, hope he was ok, it didn't seem too hot in there... the band were great I thought, with a clear view of all the band it was great to see them do their thing. Only bad thing is that it's the only show on this part of the tour i'll be catching. Steve Hackett was a delight to watch on Sunday, I'd seen his full-band show last year and spoke to him afterwards (though my picture came out blurred...) and we thought of hanging around afterwards but decided to head back as we still had a good couple of hours travel time. A splendid end to a hectic weekend as Steve effortlessly played acoustic guitar and backed by his brother John on flute and Roger King on keyboards.

In between gigs we seemed to be in a lot of pubs! But also managed to spend some quality time with each other this time, going for a few walks and the odd meal. Dragged Carrie out to watch Oxford again, we lost, that's two games she's seen and we've lost both times, jinx ;)

Also got to a record fair at the start of March but these things are getting more and more disappointing each time as they just seem to be people selling stuff in the charts with the odd interesting stall, but it just isn't what it used to be. Still, Carrie picked up an out of print album by Robyn Hitchcock and the Egyptians called Fegmania! for a fiver so she was happy.

I didn't take much time off work over the last 7 weeks, trying to stock up on holiday time to use later in the year and so that made for a hectic easter weekend, zipping around the country spending some time with some of Carrie's friends and going to Drayton Manor park on the Monday with some friends of mine.

We also tried to make a bit more of an effort with cooking things, we're still very basic with things but it was nice to at least attempt to do something other than throwing some frozen stuff in an oven or getting a takeaway!

And then it all seemed to be over so quickly, anyone who has had to do the "airport thing" with their partners will know how hard it is, but still, we just have to slog along for a bit longer. I'm hopeful everything will be sorted out by the end of the year.

Going to try and book some time off today to go over on the 19th of May until the 30th (seemingly missing Porcupine Tree's show in Boston by one day, doh :p)

So now, I don't know, it'll take me a few days before I feel "ok" I'm sure. But I've put a lot of things off over the last 7 weeks that I'll have to get on with. Priority number 1 is sorting my CV out.

not doing a playlist this time ;D
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Pudders on April 08, 2005, 00:47:09 am
Hope everything works out for you both over the rest of the year Chris :D

Shame we didn't get to talk more pre PT, but with Louise feeling a little overawed by all the wonderful tnms people around her it took her a while to admit she had a migraine ::)
As Bez will confirm she soon perked up once the little pink pill went down!

Take care mate ;)
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Chris Quartly on April 25, 2005, 16:04:56 pm
QuoteHope everything works out for you both over the rest of the year Chris :D

Shame we didn't get to talk more pre PT, but with Louise feeling a little overawed by all the wonderful tnms people around her it took her a while to admit she had a migraine ::)
As Bez will confirm she soon perked up once the little pink pill went down!

Take care mate ;)

Cheers Neil :) yeah the PT discussion can go full steam ahead for the shows later in the year (rumoured!!)  8)

Last week was a bit stressy, been a bit crap at work and trying to get off my arse to do things about it. Have some things I'm just hoping to hear back from. I sometimes think I'm going to end up trying to do too much at once but we'll see how it goes.

I've been getting these headaches, more like spikes though, they only last a second or two most the time but it's getting annoying. Might finally go and see a Dr if they keep up, can't even think how long I've had them now but last week I felt like I had a headache on and off pretty much the whole week. I think I just need to sleep and relax a bit more and it'll sort it out though...

Can't wait for the next 3 weeks to pass 'til I'm off to the states on the 19th. For a myriad of reasons it can't come too soon.

I'm also finally getting some feedback from some people I've been in contact with about immigration advice so hoping I get some good news soon...

Not a lot to speak of otherwise, going to see James LaBrie on Saturday and that's about it. Not heard his album but I'm expecting a couple of DT numbers to flesh the set up and his other 2 solo records weren't bad at all.

Have been sent way too much music recently, it doesn't help that it's all been good!

On the playlist:
Amplifier - Amplifier
Nine Inch Nails - With Teeth
Ride - Going Blank Again
Ty Tabor - Safety
Patti Rothberg - Candleabra Cadabra
The Secret Machines - No Where Is Nowhere

and too much other stuff  :P

Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Chris Quartly on June 06, 2005, 20:38:54 pm
well since the last time I wrote not much has happened...

Oh, well I did get married! Was a fantastic day and we've got a few pics that can be shown at some point soon (though still waiting for the "proper" ones, just got some odds and sods for now while we're waiting for those) so I'll try and sort that out asap. Was great that my Dad, younger brother and a mate came for the wedding, it helped me a lot and was nice that they got to meet Carrie's family, all went well without a hitch thankfully. :)

Got a few gigs lined up, Kansas on Sunday, Green Day on the 18th (well I like them :P), Audioslave on the 21st, REM on July 9th, Aimee Mann on the 16th. Then I think that's it in terms of booked gigs until Motorhead in November.

Just taxed the car at lunch time and have a bunch of things I need to get on with for our visa application.

Oh and it's my birthday on the 13th ;D though I don't have anything planned. Though perhaps bad planning to be attempting to go a month without beer! Still, it'll do me some good.

On the playlist
Aimee Mann - The Forgotten Arm
Television - Marquee Moon
Mercury Rev - The Secret Migration
Porcupine Tree - Up the Downstair (re-recorded)
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Chris Quartly on June 28, 2005, 21:02:14 pm
bored and too hot

Played footy yesterday, haven't sweated that much in ages!

Visa application very close to being ready to go, am sending Carrie a bunch of my documents today.

REM on the 9th, Aimee Mann on the 16th and the Posies on the 30th, July promises to be good :) June's been a bit of a bummer tbh :-/ still, only a few days away until I hit a month off the booze. Will be quite pleased with myself.

On the playlist:
The Walkmen - Everyone Who Pretended to Like Me Is Dead
Martyn Joseph - Being There
Foo Fighters - In Your Honour (returned to play due to no bonus track!)
Dream Theater - Octavarium
Audioslave - Out of Exile
Neil Young - Harvest
Q # 35
TV on the Radio - Desperate Youth Blood Thirsty Babes
The Damned - Machine Gun Etiquette
Jesus and Mary Chain - Psycho Candy
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Chris Quartly on July 13, 2005, 16:15:50 pm
The visa application is in... now we just need to wait and hope for the best. I just wish they made it a bit more clear as to how everything works and when we're likely to know if we're successful or not.  :-/

Not much else to report apart from things getting a little more difficult each day, I think I could do with some serious sleep!

Might go and watch Kung Fu Hustle tonight, then Friday night I'll be chilling out with some friends watching a couple of DVD's, Aimee Mann on Saturday with Neill and then not planning on really doing alot until the 30th when I see the Posies.

On the playlist:
Neil Young - On the Beach/Harvest/After the Goldrush
Temple of the Dog - Temple of the Dog
Peter Gabriel - 3
King's X - Ty Sings (an Analog compilation 8))
Ezio - Black Boots on Latin Feet
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Pudders on July 14, 2005, 04:45:43 am
QuoteThe visa application is in... now we just need to wait and hope for the best. I just wish they made it a bit more clear as to how everything works and when we're likely to know if we're successful or not.  :-/


Best of luck with the application, to both of you. :)
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Bez on July 14, 2005, 14:52:50 pm
Quote

Best of luck with the application, to both of you. :)

yep, ditto that, fingers crossed


Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Chris Quartly on July 15, 2005, 00:55:25 am
thanks guys, your luck worked  ;D

I'm happy  ;D
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Analog RH on July 15, 2005, 00:57:17 am
Quotethanks guys, your luck worked
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Micke.K on July 15, 2005, 01:11:48 am
Quotethanks guys, your luck worked  ;D

I'm happy  ;D

Great!

I bet Carrie is too, eh?  ;) ;D ;D
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: The Letter R on July 15, 2005, 18:37:41 pm
Great news for you both!! 8)
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Chris Quartly on August 03, 2005, 14:30:28 pm
ok well what to put in here now...

Carrie's coming over on the 15th and after all the luck with the visa and everything I'm glad that our luck has decided to change for the better over the last couple of months as I think we deserve it!

However, with things looking up and a more "normal" life to look forward to I find myself getting depressed this morning for that mere fact :-/ With all the unfortunate events elsewhere on the board I just hope everything gets back to normal (that dreaded word again) as soon as possible. I can't stomach feeling good when others suffer misfortune.

But with all this, it is making me appreciate what I have (or will have) and I'm not taking anything for granted.

On the playlist:
lots of Neil Young mainly
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Analog RH on August 06, 2005, 19:18:59 pm
QuoteI can't stomach feeling good when others suffer misfortune.

But with all this, it is making me appreciate what I have (or will have) and I'm not taking anything for granted.


If you're on about me, I'll fine. After all, I'm alive.  :D

Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Chris Quartly on August 06, 2005, 19:22:36 pm
Quote

If you're on about me, I'll fine. After all, I'm alive.  :D


 ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Chris Quartly on August 15, 2005, 00:11:24 am
up at 4am in the morning to get up and ready for picking Carrie up at Heathrow (flight lands at 7am)  :D thankfully we didn't pick BA this time, quite lucky really!

Footy season has started and a good enough start for Oxford with 5 points from 3 tough games. Been to both home games but will be a bit more selective now the wife will be here  :P

Working Tuesday until the rest of the week but have the following week off so we can do other necessary stuff, getting Carrie a bank account, registered at the local Drs (Dr's? Practice? ::)) and try and get her into a couple of job agencies maybe. Also find some time to chill out I hope!

So finally after 2 years (well, short of one week to the day) we're going to be permanently in the same time and space. Been a long and often painful road but it's all going to be worth it. Certainly puts us in good stead for the future having endured all we have so far.

Looking forward to the Green(e) Man in September :)

On the playlist:
Loads of stuff thanks to dimeadozen ;) Soundgarden, REM, Del Amitri, Smashing Pumpkins, Dinosaur Jr and the Jesus and Mary Chain to name a new :)

Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Chris Quartly on September 01, 2005, 16:50:52 pm
been doing bits and bobs the last couple of weeks, had last week off to try and sort stuff out such as getting Carrie in at the doctors, dentist, etc, just general stuff. Not easy to get a bank account just yet so she needs to apply for a drivers licence to have some kind of ID that has proof of address  ::) and she still needs a job, but things are getting there.

I have an appointment with a scalpal later, goodbye cyst hello scar. Hopefully all goes well.

Going to see Nada Surf on the 5th and the Green Man reunion on the 10th so looking forward to these immensely.

On the playlist:
Mercury Rev - Boces
Mercury Rev - Deserters Songs
Nada Surf - The Weight is a Gift
Carrie's latest compilation
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Chris Quartly on October 28, 2005, 18:27:53 pm
1st update in two months  ;D

and too much to really report so can't be arse re-capping too much.

Two nights of going to London and back to see Dream Theater was shattering but worth it as the band still put on a great show.

Off again to London now until Sunday seeing some friends and some weird Adam Ant disco (ask Carrie!) ;) should be fun but kind spending way too much money over the last two months. Which I can't see a break from since we have Echo and the Bunnymen on Tuesday, the Posies on Thursday (at least that one is local) and then we're off to the States on the 17th-20th as the Brother-In-Law is getting married. Still, could be a good opportunity to get some christmas shopping done as well as other things. Then the Damned on the 22nd (again at least that one is local too).

Need more rest, need more money (though at least the Christmas bonus comes in November :D) but in general things are good :)

TNMS handover is pretty much done so expect a few minor changes in the coming weeks, nothing drastic though ;)

On the playlist (way too much for 2 months worth but highlights have included):

The Black Keys - Rubber Factory
The Desert Session - 9&10
Mercury Rev - Yerself Is Steam
Neill's Brendan Benson and Ian McNabb samplers (go check 'em out)
Supergrass - Road to Rouen
Neil Young - Prairie Wind

Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Eya on October 29, 2005, 03:06:12 am
QuoteThen the Damned on the 22nd (again at least that one is local too).


Funny, I went through some of my old stuff the other day and found an old notebook  which originally was ment to be " My collection of signatures "  ... well  the result was a couple of  Finnish bands  ... and Damned :D  ( so, I've met Captain Sensible & co  many many years ago )  Are we talking about same Damned ??
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Chris Quartly on November 03, 2005, 22:03:26 pm
yes, the same band :)

Off the see the Posies tonight in Oxford  ;D

Just got Mark Kozelek's new Sun Kil Moon release Tiny Cities which is a bunch of Modest Mouse covers, and very good it is too.

Bought about 15 CD's in Camden the other day, some real bargains and haven't got through them all yet either.
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Carrie on December 06, 2005, 18:58:39 pm
Test
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Chris Quartly on December 06, 2005, 19:00:02 pm
QuoteTest

intruder alert  :o :)
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Carrie on December 06, 2005, 20:26:52 pm
Test again... ::)
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: TerrBerr on December 06, 2005, 20:31:23 pm
YAY!  ;D
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Oz on December 06, 2005, 20:44:43 pm

Ooh thanks for letting us mere mortals in, 8) 8)  ;D
 now if I only had something to say!  ::)
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Steve_Harrison on December 06, 2005, 20:49:55 pm
Ooooh!
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Chris Quartly on December 23, 2005, 17:11:19 pm
blimey, never find the time to do these...

The in-laws are visiting at the moment, showed them around Oxford yesterday.

Got some more things planned over the next week.

Car is shagged, hope the damage isn't too bad :(

Looking forward to Christmas so I can give people presents :)

Love to all and merry christmas
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Chris Quartly on January 05, 2006, 09:21:15 am
Well Christmas went well, cooked a roast for the in-laws on Christmas day and was surprisingly good ;D

Now I need a real holiday! Spent the week being Mr Organiser and trying to make we had things to do every day. Need to live like a hermit for a bit now.

Showed everyone around Oxford, went to the cinema, visited family, went down to Camden, Swindon (:'() and Blenheim Palace.

Car insurance is up on the 19th so trying to find a better deal than I'm currently getting.

Being back at work is a drag, I think I need a new job.

Wondering what 2006 will bring
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Chris Quartly on January 23, 2006, 10:54:12 am
went to Cambridge yesterday to see Robyn Hitchcock (and the minus 3, his band consisting of Peter Buck and Scott McCaughey no less), a good evening of electric guitar music (as Robyn said), it was a pleasure to see Buck in such a small venue (the Junction must hold about 800) and we were right at the front. Managed to get Buck and McCaughey to sign the new Minus 5 album that I bought after the gig too.

Next gig is Bauhaus on the 3rd of Feb and then Carrie's birthday on the 8th.
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Pudders on January 23, 2006, 23:09:35 pm
Good name for a band that, "Carrie's Birthday"....
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Neph on January 27, 2006, 00:54:24 am
QuoteGood name for a band that, "Carrie's Birthday"....

Only if you are a 40 year old man in a cardigan.
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Pudders on January 27, 2006, 19:20:08 pm
Quote
Only if you are a 40 year old man in a cardigan.


I'll have you know I'm 44 young man!  ;)
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Chris Quartly on February 20, 2006, 13:48:25 pm
been a while since the last update.

Was my Nan and step-Grandad's 25th wedding anniversary on Saturday. This presented me with a dilemma, I've not spoken to my mother in over 2 and a half years so the thought of being in the same room as her for an evening had led me to think I wouldn't be attending. The wife and an Aunt managed to persuade me to go and I decided we'd go for about 30 minutes, give our congratulations and be off before anything noteworthy took place. They'd booked the townhall for the celebrations , ended up staying about 3 hours and fortunately managed to ignore the disowned parent while talking to some family members I'd not seen in years so was happy with that :) Carrie also got to meet some new people and everything seemed to go well. We did go a couple of hours before the end but everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves.


Apart from that not too much going on. Am about to start a visual basic course as I could probably do with knowing a bit more about it. Booked tickets for the Rocky Horror Picture Show (stage play) in Oxford and grabbed 2 of the last tickets to see the Cure on april 1st (no joke :)). So overall things going relatively well.

On the playlist:
Editors - The Back Room
The Cure - The Cure
Bauhaus - Mask
Bobbie Peru - EP
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Carrie on February 20, 2006, 14:53:27 pm
Immensely proud of you for going. Your family really is full of 'characters', should make life very interesting. :D
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Chris Quartly on March 29, 2006, 10:46:41 am
it's my little bro's (1/2 brother) birthday today. The  little nipper is 5 :)

I don't see him often (only when I pop over to see his Dad) but he's after a football so I'll get him a little size 4 one for the next time I go over.
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: The Letter R on March 29, 2006, 14:17:54 pm
About time for his first Rush album I would have thought Chris!! ;) ::)
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Chris Quartly on March 29, 2006, 14:26:57 pm
QuoteAbout time for his first Rush album I would have thought Chris!! ;) ::)



not a bad idea  :P he loves the Kinks so maybe at some point he'll upgrade to Rush!
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Pudders on March 30, 2006, 00:03:28 am
Quoteit's my little bro's (1/2 brother) birthday today. The  little nipper is 5 :)

I don't see him often (only when I pop over to see his Dad) but he's after a football so I'll get him a little size 4 one for the next time I go over.


If you can get one, a size 3 would be better Q ;)
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Chris Quartly on September 15, 2006, 11:14:53 am
If I get really bored I tend to blog on Myspace rather than here at the mo (www.myspace.com/chris_quartly) so this has been a bit bare recently.

Just booked some flights to go over to the US and see "the family", will be going for over 2 weeks, I don't think I've ever gone away anywhere for that long... big hole in the wallet but it should be good.

Southern softies is tomorrow, been far too long since I've seen a lot of people on the site so looking forward to that.

Still haven't moved out the house yet, there was a house round the corner from where we are now that we really should have gone for but ho-hum. Looking at a flat tomorrow morning.
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Chris Quartly on October 24, 2006, 15:02:37 pm
Back to the grind at work after just over 2 weeks in the US visiting the family. I can understand why "the fall" is a good time to go over to New Hampshire now, it sounds silly to go because of some leaves (!!!) but it can be quite spectacular in that part of the world.

I ate too much and bought too many CDs (if there is such a thing, I think not...) and had a great time. I can't remember if I've ever had a 2 week holiday before!

Only managed 6 hours sleep from Saturday through to Monday due to travelling and then had to play football on Monday evening, I was a bit worried about it but ended up having a good game and scoring 5 goals, go me. Although my knee and neck seem to be suffering from the last few days.

Moving out on the 28th of November, exciting and daunting at the same time. Although the daunting part is purely financial. Am looking forward to having more space and being able to put my stamp on somewhere. I hate the idea of renting, it's just pissing money up the wall really, but there's not a cat's chance in hell of buying anywhere these days.

Slither is out on DVD now, go and buy it :)
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Neillwith2Ls on October 26, 2006, 08:34:54 am
Nice one Chris, glad you and Carrie had a good time in the US. I love this time of year, in the UK too; is nice walking in the countryside at the weekends if the weather's permissable!

Congratulations at getting your own place finally! At least you'll have your own space; every married couple should have one of those! Guess this means we'll be seeing less of you both at meets, gigs etc; it aint cheap this moving out of home lark!

Btw: November is a bit of a bumper month for Neil Young releases; Nov. 13th - Live At The Fillmore East 1970 (first disc in the Neil Young Archives series, Danny Whitten era CrazyHorse!), and Nov. 20th - Heart Of Gold (the Jonathan Demme directed Prairie Wind + more concert film)
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Bez on October 27, 2006, 07:56:08 am
congrats on the new place Q, when's the housewarming party  ::)
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Chris Quartly on November 27, 2006, 16:53:22 pm
Been really busy

Seen some gigs

Seen some footy

Seen some films

Seen some people

Bought some stuff

Moving house tomorrow

Back next Monday

Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: BaldiePete on November 27, 2006, 17:01:53 pm
QuoteBeen really busy


Back next Monday




Time for a Word Association thread then  ::)
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: captainkurtz on November 29, 2006, 09:09:48 am
good luck with the move, Q.  Always an exciting time. :-)
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Chris Quartly on December 07, 2006, 14:10:10 pm
http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.ListAll&friendID=85620595

Ok so it's been a while since I did an actual "blog" of sorts.

Last week we moved into our new house, it still resembles a bit of a dumping site but things will get there steadily. Wardbrode is being delivered on Saturday and hopefully the sofa won't be too far behind, maybe a week. It's a nice little place and once the sofa is in we'll have more of an idea of what space we have left to play with, need something to eat on! Also DVD storage is a problem right now so probably need another bookcase-type thing to house all of those. Have so far spent about
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Chris Quartly on January 18, 2007, 10:20:38 am
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Well 2007 has gotten off to an odd start.

The other Sunday we went to see Robyn Hitchcock at the Zodiac, we saw him in Cambridge last year and he put on a good show and I got to meet Peter Buck and Scott McCaughey afterwards which was cool. This time around however they played an even better set, then for the encore Michael Stipe and Mike Mills joined the band (Robyn has Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey and Bill Rieflin his touring band) onstage, so we had REM and Robyn Hitchcock on stage at the zodiac in front of about 200 people, amazing!

So that was the good shit.

Last night I played football as usual on a Monday, I get about 1 mile from the sports centre and my car dies. Being the stupid muppet I am I never did get round to phoning the insurance company up (my insurance ends on Saturday as well, joy of joys) for that extra break down cover, so mad panicks commence and I end up joining the RAC (
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Chris Quartly on January 25, 2007, 15:37:21 pm
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Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Matt2112 on January 25, 2007, 16:56:38 pm
An interesting read, Chris.
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Chris Quartly on April 05, 2007, 09:10:31 am
I had the misfortune of seeing the fall last night

Thankfully support band Nought were excellent (although I think my hearing has finally given up on me), bit of a strange choice though (being good and all).

I have to say that Mark E Smith gave the most embarrassingly bad performance I've ever had the misfortune of seeing, I've found a rival for Kelly Jones and Ian Brown (at least they were only support acts, i'd paid good money for this). Slurring around like a drunken old fool, completely murdering the Move's fantastic pop-tune I Can Hear the Grass Grow in the process. He spent half the time knocking things over and fiddling with his bands equipment. I always find it very sad when an old man decides to surround himself with a band that could be his grandchildren.

I couldn't hide my disappointment unfortunately, I'd rather see England get knocked out on penalties to Germany in every World Cup than have to see this band again.

I guess you either get it or you don't, more fool to those that do!

Embarrassing

0.5/10 (0.5 is scored for the first minute of the songs they played in the encore, some nice guitar parts, then Mark E Smith came on and added his "vocals" and ruined it)

Am feeling quite confused, neglected and I don't really like myself, I'm blaming the fall.
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Bez on April 05, 2007, 10:57:47 am
Quote

Am feeling quite confused, neglected and I don't really like myself, I'm blaming the fall.


I like you mate..... ;D
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Carrie on April 05, 2007, 11:54:58 am
As I said before, you either get The Fall or you don't (and they are not for everyone). For those that do, it's a glorious racket of punchy, chugging guitars, repetetive keyboard lines coming in at just the right time - bringing an infectious throbbing melody uniquely their own - and MES' legendary atonal vocals. It's not supposed to sound pretty (but sometimes it does!), but it certainly is addictive, and quite refreshing.
I'll go on my own next time!  
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Chris Quartly on April 05, 2007, 12:00:32 pm
QuoteI'll go on my own next time!
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Chris Quartly on April 17, 2007, 16:12:07 pm
So, for once in my life at least I can say I was the best man! My friend Chris got married on Saturday, I think I was more nervous than the groom! It was the biggest honour and also the most nerve-wracking experience all rolled into one, very strange. My speech went down reasonably well and thankfully everyone had had enough alcohol in their system by then to enjoy it! It was a fairly small gathering with mostly family invited and it was an absolutely gorgeous day to boot. Not so gorgeous when you're wearing a shirt, waistcoat and suit jacket however!

Played footy on Sunday and I got very bored in the second half, I felt like I was the only player on the pitch who wanted to take a touch and pass the ball instead of just hoofing it as far up the pitch as possible. Ho-hum. Played football again on Monday and now I know how Danny Glover feels ("i'm getting too old for this shit" :P).

I don't feel like I've sat down and watched anything in an age, it doesn't help that everything gets watched before I get home though! I think I'll watch nazi movie "Downfall" later (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0363163/) which is about the final days of Hitler.

I have some time off coming up in a few weeks, hoorah!


"If you're gonna dine with a cannibal, well sooner or later darling you're gonna get eaten..."

Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Chris Quartly on June 14, 2007, 12:54:50 pm
25, Meat Puppets, Comics, Dork

http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=85620595&blogID=276091340&MyToken=5b15c9af-d9bf-4750-b56b-430f554adbdd
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Analog RH on June 14, 2007, 21:56:36 pm
Quote25, Meat Puppets, Comics, Dork



35, Rush, Beer, Rocker  ;) ;D
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Chris Quartly on June 26, 2007, 14:18:25 pm
Everything breaks, tragic family moments, Jesus and more meat (http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=85620595&blogID=280268325&MyToken=591c4b89-95a5-4f2a-8499-c6e4ffdda9a4)
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Chris Quartly on August 06, 2007, 14:26:09 pm

Identity, Stupidity & punk cabaret (http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=85620595&blogID=296217382)
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Chris Quartly on September 04, 2007, 14:31:19 pm
Preaching to the unconvertable (and uncomfortable) + distraction needed (http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog&Mytoken=85FA676E-7252-49D4-A6EB7C2FE3AB3F16147314586)
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Chris Quartly on September 13, 2007, 13:47:40 pm
Brass goodies, Magic Apple Cider Vinegar, Bobbies and other bits and bobs  (http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=85620595&blogID=309550651)

Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Norwegian on September 13, 2007, 16:03:10 pm
no news on crocs mate :-/ ;)
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Chris Quartly on September 13, 2007, 16:05:31 pm
I will leave that for a future rant!
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Chris Quartly on October 02, 2007, 16:04:28 pm
The time is now again (http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=85620595&blogID=315318271
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Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Chris Quartly on October 15, 2007, 11:14:45 am
No Sleep 'til Hammersmith... I mean, New Hampshire... (http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=85620595&blogID=319180100
)


Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Chris Quartly on November 12, 2007, 14:44:46 pm
3 gigs in 3 days (http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog&pop=1&indicate=1
)

Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Chris Quartly on November 19, 2007, 12:45:45 pm
Support the WGA strike  (http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog&pop=1
)

Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Chris Quartly on December 10, 2007, 17:02:17 pm
Fingers, partying, faith in humanity (http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=85620595&blogID=336676473
)
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Chris Quartly on December 12, 2007, 10:24:50 am
Death and anniversaries (http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=85620595&blogID=337367243
)
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Chris Quartly on January 09, 2008, 12:48:13 pm
My life can be defined with coats (http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=85620595&blogID=345600785
)
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Bez on January 09, 2008, 14:20:32 pm
quality post Q, I'm pissing myself laughing and trying not to cough....
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Neillwith2Ls on January 09, 2008, 16:34:56 pm
It tickled me too, I nearly left a suitably piss-taking comment in your MySpace blog Chris!

And photos of the coat too, ffs... ;)
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Chris Quartly on January 09, 2008, 16:38:11 pm
I guess I didn't get accross the tongue-in-cheek vibe I was intending :(
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: BasspedalMan on January 09, 2008, 19:26:01 pm
BTW Chris...... you might find that the outside pockets ARE actually pockets... they stitch them up to keep the shape of the coat whilst hanging in the shop...... You normally need a pair of nail scissors to cut the first thread ;-)
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: TerrBerr on January 09, 2008, 19:27:49 pm
QuoteBTW Chris...... you might find that the outside pockets ARE actually pockets... they stitch them up to keep the shape of the coat whilst hanging in the shop...... You normally need a pair of nail scissors to cut the first thread ;-)


;D
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: NeilP on January 09, 2008, 21:55:04 pm
Very amusing Q, would have loved to have seen you in a large if they had one.
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: captainkurtz on January 09, 2008, 22:58:12 pm
 ;D

Reminds me of David Byrne from the Talking Heads.

;D

(http://homepage.mac.com/rocksoul/pictures/other/sense3.jpg)
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: NeilP on January 09, 2008, 23:05:25 pm
Quote;D

Reminds me of David Byrne from the Talking Heads.

;D

(http://homepage.mac.com/rocksoul/pictures/other/sense3.jpg)


LOL
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Chris Quartly on January 10, 2008, 09:17:28 am
QuoteBTW Chris...... you might find that the outside pockets ARE actually pockets... they stitch them up to keep the shape of the coat whilst hanging in the shop...... You normally need a pair of nail scissors to cut the first thread ;-)


That's what I thought but the two people I asked both said no, bastards, so thanks.
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Chris Quartly on January 10, 2008, 09:18:01 am
Quote;D

Reminds me of David Byrne from the Talking Heads.

;D

(http://homepage.mac.com/rocksoul/pictures/other/sense3.jpg)


He's cool so that's fine by me :)
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Chris Quartly on February 11, 2008, 12:36:54 pm
Jaws and rambling (http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=85620595&blogID=356794919
)
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Chris Quartly on February 26, 2008, 10:40:48 am
Lost my goddamn suit + Edwyn Collins (http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=85620595&blogID=361562437
)
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: captainkurtz on February 26, 2008, 13:11:27 pm
I wish my wedding suit still fit.  Its bloody prada as well (dahling).
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Fishy on February 26, 2008, 13:28:11 pm
pity you didn't have the WW II POW escape Outfit for the wedding..now that would have been class....
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Chris Quartly on May 27, 2008, 12:43:28 pm
Charles Darwin - an apology (http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=85620595&blogID=399775147
)

Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Fishy on May 27, 2008, 16:17:37 pm
no need to apologise for having  a hot wife mate...
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Topper on May 28, 2008, 09:46:45 am
Happy 3rd anniversary Chris and Carrie. :)
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Chris Quartly on May 28, 2008, 10:35:26 am
Thanks  8-)
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Chris Quartly on June 23, 2008, 11:55:02 am
My Bloody Valentine gig, grass, ducks (http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=85620595&blogID=408399640
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Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Chris Quartly on July 21, 2008, 10:47:25 am
19/07/08 (http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=85620595&blogID=416712903
)
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Chris Quartly on August 05, 2008, 22:44:20 pm
Reverend Horton Heat - Oxford Zodiac August 4th 2008 (http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=85620595&blogID=421465972
)

Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Topper on August 06, 2008, 11:37:00 am
QuoteReverend Horton Heat - Oxford Zodiac August 4th 2008 (http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=85620595&blogID=421465972
)



Good review Chris. Shit! I was going to go to that show but changed my mind. I think we should hear more about this "Rancid Pub Grub" ;)
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Chris Quartly on August 06, 2008, 11:45:20 am
There's no "sick" smiley that I can see :P it was pretty horrid, by the time I'd cut all the fat off my lamb I was left with about an inch-square of meat. ::)
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Analog RH on August 06, 2008, 12:42:40 pm

Cool pics, Quber and many thanks for the t-shirt!

8-)
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Chris Quartly on August 06, 2008, 16:15:38 pm
No probs, did it arrive already? I sent it yesterday  :)
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Analog RH on August 06, 2008, 18:57:44 pm
QuoteNo probs, did it arrive already? I sent it yesterday
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Chris Quartly on August 12, 2008, 14:19:12 pm
Gutter Twins and Carina Round - Oxford Aug 11th 2008 (http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=85620595&blogID=423473984
)

Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: captainkurtz on August 12, 2008, 20:49:34 pm
She's quite foxy, Chris.  :)
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Carrie on August 12, 2008, 23:24:44 pm
Yeah I think someone has a new crush. ::)
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Chris Quartly on August 13, 2008, 08:58:18 am
::) She's actually very good regardless of how she looks!
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: captainkurtz on August 13, 2008, 09:45:19 am
yeah, yeah.......... :P
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Topper on August 13, 2008, 09:55:15 am
She looks quite talented. ;D
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Chris Quartly on September 23, 2008, 12:53:36 pm
US CD shopping spree

American Music Club - 1984 - 1995
American Music Club - Everclear
Beck - Modern Guilt
Belly - King
Boards of Canada - A Beautiful Place in the Country
Built to Spill - Ancient Melodies of the Future
Built to Spill - You In Reverse
Built to Spill - Live
Built to Spill - Keep It Like A Secret
Calexico and Iron and Wine - In the Reins
Case, Neko and her Boyfriends - Furnace from Lullaby
Catherine Wheel - Happy Days
Cope, Julian - Autogeddon
Dinosaur Jr - J Mascis Live at CBGB's
Fleet Foxes - Sun Giant
Gin Blossoms - Congratulations I'm Sorry
Gothic Archies, The - The Tragic Treasure
Guided By Voices - Alien Lanes
Hatfield, Julianna - Only Everything
Hatfield, Julianna - In Exile Deo
Hatfield, Julianna - Become What You Are
Hersh, Kristin - Hips and Makers
Jesus Lizard, The - Goat
Lanegan, Mark - I'll Take Care of You
Lemonheads, The - Car Button Cloth
Living Colour - Vivid
Madder Rose - Bring It Down
Madder Rose - Panic On
Malkmus, Stephen & the Jicks - Pig Lib
Mould, Bob - Bob Mould
Mudhoney - Superfuzz Bigmuff (deluxe)
Mudhoney - March to Fuzz
Nastasia, Nina - On Leaving
New Pornographers, The - Challengers
Palmer, Amanda - Who Killed Amanda Palmer
Phair, Liz - Whitechocolatespaceegg
Phair, Liz - Whip Smart
Phair, Liz - Liz Phair
Pollard, Robert - Normal Happiness
Sigur Ros - (new one)
Sleater Kinney - One Beat
Tubetop - Three Minute Hercules
TV On the Radio - Dear Science
Various - Plague Songs
Venetian Snares -  My Downfall
Young, Neil - Silver and Gold
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: rascal houdi on September 23, 2008, 19:11:00 pm
Proud of yer! 8-)
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Bez on September 23, 2008, 22:05:09 pm
QuoteProud of yer! 8-)


some of them might even be worth playing... ;)
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: rascal houdi on September 23, 2008, 22:22:20 pm
Not sure about that but credit where it's due!
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Pudders on September 23, 2008, 22:41:33 pm
Quote..... but credit where it's due!


That, I presume, will either be Mastercard or Visa!
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Chris Quartly on September 24, 2008, 09:53:21 am
Cash :D

Happy with purchases so far (about 1/4 the way through the list!) although the Neko Case one is a bit too country in a typical way, which was disappointing as I'd liked everything else I'd heard by her (kinda alt. country) and figured I could pick up any album and be happy with it.

Some stuff I buy down to price (you can get some real bargains in the place I like to go to) more than anything if I'm curious about an artist :)
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Neillwith2Ls on September 25, 2008, 16:46:18 pm
Some nice choices in there Chris; I really like that Gin Blossoms album, have been listening to a lot of them recently. Good to see you got a NY album too; Silver & Gold is a good 'un :)
Title: Re: Chris' rambling.....
Post by: Chris Quartly on September 25, 2008, 16:47:44 pm
Gin Blossoms album was only $3, Silver and Gold was $5 ;D
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Chris Quartly on November 06, 2008, 15:51:10 pm
Fleet Foxes - November 5th Sheps Bush (http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=85620595&blogID=446799519)
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Chris Quartly on November 07, 2008, 16:24:59 pm
Built to Spill - November 6th Oxford Zodiac (http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=85620595&blogID=447097702)
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Chris Quartly on November 17, 2008, 13:41:41 pm
Mercury Rev - Oxford 14/11/08 (http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=85620595&blogID=449684270)
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Topper on November 17, 2008, 14:30:06 pm
After reading your schedule for this week Chris, Ive booked you in for a liver transplant Monday morning ;) ;D.
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Chris Quartly on November 17, 2008, 14:33:45 pm
I suspect most the Southern Softies will feel like they need that on Sunday morning, regardless of what else is lined up for the week :D
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Chris Quartly on November 20, 2008, 13:09:55 pm
TV On the Radio - Shepherds Bush Empire Nov 19th 2008 (http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=85620595&blogID=450483455)
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Topper on November 20, 2008, 13:41:37 pm
Quote from: Chris Quartly on November 20, 2008, 13:09:55 pm
TV On the Radio - Shepherds Bush Empire Nov 19th 2008 (http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=85620595&blogID=450483455)


Good write up Chris. Great gig only let down slightly by the sound. TVOTR lived up to the hype. Someone gets extra credit for putting on Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five's- The Message as the pre gig music.
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=k3kRuJhIVIo
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Bez on November 20, 2008, 14:52:31 pm
Sound at SBE was pretty good on tuesday Q, so it can be done....75 minutes does seem very short considering the amount of material they have.
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Chris Quartly on November 20, 2008, 15:02:45 pm
Sound was good at Fleet Foxes too (but that's hard to mess up as I think we discussed at the time), but they just got it wrong yesterday.

The set could definitely have been longer, but I think that's just how they do things, get out there, blast it out (and they really do) and leave people wanting more.
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Chris Quartly on December 24, 2008, 09:20:10 am
2008 and best wishes for 2009 (http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=85620595&blogID=458685800)
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Analog RH on December 24, 2008, 11:05:16 am

Fleet Foxes are in From The Basement (with Radiohead) on Sky Arts tonight at 10pm.
(Good night on that channel - Neil Young & Crazy Horse Weld follows it.....  8))
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Chris Quartly on January 20, 2009, 11:14:41 am

An evening with Greg Dulli and Mark Lanegan (The Gutter Twins) - Union Chapel Hall, 19/01/09 (http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=85620595&blogID=465179248)
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Bez on January 20, 2009, 11:22:26 am
just a couple of difference from the Glasgow setlist last week....

01. The Body
02. Godââ,¬â,,¢s Children
03. The Stations
04. We Have Met Before
05. Hard Time Killing Floor
06. Creeping Coastline of Lights
07. Resurrection Song
08. The Twilite Kid
09. The Lure Would Prove Too Much
10. Kimikoââ,¬â,,¢s Dream House
11. Summerââ,¬â,,¢s Kiss
12. Sunrise
13. Sunset Machine
14. I Am In The Heavenly Way

15. Candy Cane Crawl (aborted)
16. One Hundred Days
17. All I Have To Do Is Dream
18. Tennessee Waltz
19. I Get A Kick Out Of You
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Lucy on January 20, 2009, 19:37:53 pm
Quote from: Chris Quartly on January 20, 2009, 11:14:41 am
An evening with Greg Dulli and Mark Lanegan (The Gutter Twins) - Union Chapel Hall, 19/01/09 (http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=85620595&blogID=465179248)


Correction to your review Chris
I get a Kick out of You   is a Cole Porter song!
Ella does a wicked version.
I don't think Frank wrote many of his own songs (if any?)
Sorry, but... :)
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Chris Quartly on January 21, 2009, 09:24:13 am
Correction accepted ;D
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Bez on January 21, 2009, 09:33:33 am
Quote from: Lucy on January 20, 2009, 19:37:53 pm
Correction to your review Chris
I get a Kick out of You   is a Cole Porter song!
Ella does a wicked version.
I don't think Frank wrote many of his own songs (if any?)
Sorry, but... :)


I have to admit that every time I hear the song I think of 'Blazing Saddles'....and this was no exception...
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Chris Quartly on January 23, 2009, 10:48:57 am
Don McGlashan - The Borderline 22/01/09 (http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=85620595&blogID=465850931)


Edit - setlist:

Winning Numbers
While You Sleep
Bad Blood
Envy of Angels
Along The Boundary
Long Time Gone
Straight To Your Head
A Thing Well Made
Tomorrow Night
Like This Train
Marvellous Year
Pulled Along By Love
She's Been Talking
Anchor Me
========
Dominion Road
Queens English
Bathe In The River
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Bez on January 23, 2009, 11:57:13 am
sounds like a good fun evening Q....I'll be up for seeing him with a band....
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Chris Quartly on January 23, 2009, 12:05:31 pm
I forgot to mention, there's a CD coming out soon, 7 Worlds Collide I think, some kind of Neil Finn Oxfam Charity CD anyway, but it sounds like Don, Radiohead and a bunch of other people play on it, not sure if they all have their own songs on there or if they just play Neil's songs. But Don was saying he had just played with Radiohead in those sessions (Phil Selway was supposedly in the crowd too).
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Lucy on January 24, 2009, 09:39:52 am
Quote from: Chris Quartly on January 23, 2009, 10:48:57 am
Don McGlashan - The Borderline 22/01/09 (http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=85620595&blogID=465850931)

I sooo enjoyed this gig - he was funny and musical. I am not as familiar with the material - only having Q's sampler, but it didn't matter - there was enough I did know. I loved the looping he did (with and without mistakes!).
At one point he put his capo on the wrong fret - too high- and began the song only to realise he wasn't going to manage it at that pitch - which he happily admitted to us and just made a joke of it. Very funny.

Would definitely like to see him again and will get his new album - I think he said he had one out as well as the collaborative one? Or did I get that wrong?
Anyway - thanks to Q for introducing me to him. Sorry I dashed to the loo at the end!  :)
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Chris Quartly on January 26, 2009, 09:39:59 am
He has one solo album out already, which come to think of it I don't think he played any tracks from! He was going to play Toy Factory but played a song-request instead.

It sounds like he just finished his new solo record and it should be out soon, and he has recorded a song (at least) for the collaborative one so looks like we should have a few things from him this year :)
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Chris Quartly on January 29, 2009, 10:37:49 am
Btw someone has uploaded the show, albeit in mp3 form here - http://perso.numericable.fr/paturel.olivier/dmcg.htm

Am downloading it at the moment but am told it's good.

Edit - well worth a download :)
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Bez on January 29, 2009, 13:07:36 pm
thanks for the heads up Q, downloading now...
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Lucy on January 29, 2009, 21:26:09 pm
Quote from: Bez on January 29, 2009, 13:07:36 pm
thanks for the heads up Q, downloading now...


;D  8)  :-*
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Bez on January 29, 2009, 21:29:19 pm
Quote from: Lucy on January 29, 2009, 21:26:09 pm
;D  8)  :-*


is that a hint ?

all you have to do is follow the link and then download the tracks individually to a folder on your desktop....if you get stuck let me know and I'll send CDs... ;)
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Lucy on January 29, 2009, 21:31:55 pm
Quote from: Bez on January 29, 2009, 21:29:19 pm
is that a hint ?

all you have to do is follow the link and then download the tracks individually to a folder on your desktop....if you get stuck let me know and I'll send CDs... ;)


yes but it's just easier if you do it...
I'll have ago at the weekend  :(

Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Bez on January 29, 2009, 21:45:34 pm
Quote from: Lucy on January 29, 2009, 21:31:55 pm
yes but it's just easier if you do it...
I'll have ago at the weekend  :(


where's that LoL smiley when you need it....
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Lucy on February 03, 2009, 17:50:02 pm
Quote from: Bez on January 29, 2009, 21:45:34 pm
where's that LoL smiley when you need it....


well I have downloaded the tracks - did it on my new laptop so was quicker than my old dinosaur of a desktop. Haven't put then on a cd yet and can't quite bring myself to listen to them on the laptop with no proper speakers.
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Chris Quartly on April 17, 2009, 11:02:41 am
PJ Harvey and John Parish - Oxford Brookes 16th April 2009 (http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=85620595&blogId=483776680)
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: captainkurtz on April 17, 2009, 13:30:31 pm
Nice review - great pics.

Disappointed not to be seeing her this time, but hey ho.  :)
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Chris Quartly on May 19, 2009, 16:38:16 pm
Ireland (http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=85620595&blogId=489931773)
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Bez on May 20, 2009, 08:06:34 am
sounds like a great trip Q....I'm always put off that type of holiday by the amount of time spent in the car...was it much of an issue ?
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Chris Quartly on May 20, 2009, 09:18:47 am
It certainly didn't feel like a long time in the car but then certain parts of the trip were based around being in a car, like the ring of kerry, for example, so it's hard to say as there's no other way of doing it. But you definitely need a car to nip around to the little towns and villages, I'm not sure there's more than a days worth of things to do in any one particular place without venturing out a little bit.

It's probably easier to enjoy as a passenger, especially when you're having lunch somewhere and you can't have that pint or two :) we made the long drives interesting by taking the scenic routes.

Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Tom Garrett on May 20, 2009, 21:12:31 pm
Glad you all enjoyed it Chris. 8)
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Neillwith2Ls on May 21, 2009, 08:17:34 am
Looks like a great holiday Chris, somewhere I've been meaning to go to for years now. How long was your road-trip, in days and distance?
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Chris Quartly on May 22, 2009, 15:01:59 pm
Good question, I'm not sure in all honesty! We only had a couple 3 that were spent mostly in the car, the drive from Skerries to Cork took us about 4 hours but we also took in a castle and a couple of stops along the way, it would probably take less than 3 hours and the roads on that route were all good.

The main drive of the whole trip was Cork to Dingle, taking in Killarney National Park and the Ring of Kerry along the way, which you wouldn't need to do if you were just going straight to Dingle but we very much took the "scenic" route. We left Cork around 11am or so and didn't get into Dingle until 7pm or so but that whole day was about the scenic drive so it was as much a part of the holiday as it was a necessity :) we also did the Ring in a clockwise-direction (it made sense on our route to Dingle) although most sources will say that anti-clockwise gives the best views.

Other than that, we rarely travelled anywhere more than an hour or so away but we did do quite a few trips to smaller villages from the towns/cities we were staying. We certainly clocked up a lot of miles because we wanted to do a lot of the scenic stuff.

Our (rough) itinerary was something like.

24th of April, land in Dublin, drive to Skerries (30-minute drive), chill out in Skerries.

25th - Train from Skerries to Dublin (40 minutes?) to spend the day there.

26th - Drive to Cork (300km), took in castle ruins along the way + lunch, etc.

27th - Day out to Blarney Castle (not far - about 10km)

28th - Trip to Kinsale (not far - 30km, but narrow roads), though most the day was rained off. Jeffrey Lewis gig in the evening back at Cork though 8)

29th - Leave Cork for Dingle, taking in Killarney National Park (70km from Cork, + about an hour to drive through the park, I think, it felt like a while), then the Ring of Kerry (170km, allow a while! Thankfully we never got stuck behind a tour bus), then another 60km or so onto Dingle. That was quite the day of driving but very memorable, not always fun at the time but great to look back on. Though as I said, I didn't get to see as much as my passengers because you really have to concentrate. I'm sure you could spend a few days in Killarney National Park alone (camping, etc) or even the Ring of Kerry.

30th - Depart Dingle for Galway. Dingle to Tarbert Ferry (about 70km), Ferry takes about 20 minutes to cross but cuts out a lot of driving and saves quite a bit of time, plus, dolphins :) from Killimer (ferry goes from Tarbert to Killimer) it's about 60km to the Cliffs of Moher. When we were done with the Cliffs we took the quicker route to Galway (about 80km), it would have been nice to have done the Sky Road but we didn't really have time, arrived at our hotel around 7pm.

1st of May we didn't drive anywhere just chilled out in Galway.

2nd of May - Nipped accross the Dungaire (castle), not far (20km-ish), met up with Tom in the evening.

3rd of May - Depart Galway for CarryGerry House, Shannon (about 90km), took in Bunratty castle along the way. Bit of a shame that was a Sunday really because the CarryGerry house has won a lot of awards for its restaurant but they don't serve on a Sunday.

4th of May - flights back home.

Hope that helped, obviously some of the distances need to be doubled from going to and from hotels but apart from 3 days it was mostly short distances from wherever base-camp was for the day :)

Sorry for giving distances in KM I forgot to change the google map directions I printed off before we left!
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Chris Quartly on June 16, 2009, 13:10:09 pm
My cat died this morning.

Her name was Tempest. She was 15 which I suppose isn't too bad an innings for a cat, she will leave a huge void in my life and I doubt there will be many things that I will care for more.

She died in her sleep in the early hours of the morning, I hope she went peacefully, unfortunately I didn't find out until I was already at work but they were supportive and let me go home so I could bury her, not the easiest thing in the world to do, burying a loved one.

I was 12 when we first got her (very soon after my first cat, Maxi, sadly passed away suddenly) and she seemed to thrive on the name we gave her as she would bolt accross the house, bouncing along the walls, always playing. When she was younger she used to be able to open the door to my room (sometimes she would hide and sleep behind the curtains) and you could guarantee to be awoken at around 4:00am to a friendly face in need of attention.

She never cared for other cats, in fact she seemed to despise them, unfortunately she was also a bit of a wimp when it came to fighting, she's always been on the small side. Tiger-striped cats have always been my favourite and Tempest was a gorgeous grey cat with black stripes and a white belly.

As the years went by her age was becoming more apparent and in this last year she would barely be able to jump up onto the sofa but for all my worrying she still seemed happy and would pur with delight with the right stroke, you always had to know just how to stroke her though and she'd let you know if you were doing something wrong!

She stuck around for my birthday the other day, in hindsight the best gift I will receive. I am heartbroken but will try to comfort myself with memories of our 15 years together, she was a true companion and was loved by many.

I have been fairly fortunate with death in my life, in the scheme of things, but losing Maxi 15 years ago and Tempest today is as difficult as losing anything.

Rest in peace my friend, I will always love you.

This is the only picture I have to hand from a few years ago.

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Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: BasspedalMan on June 16, 2009, 17:27:32 pm
Awwww mate...... sorry to hear about your cat.... It's awful when a pet dies.... recently we lost my cat 'Moog' who was 15 and our dog 'Inca' who was 10 in the same week....... it cut us all up deeply... we still have two cats 'Patsy' and 'Eddie' and they are both getting on so I'm not looking forward to losing them when the time comes...... chin up mate, you gave her a good life and she went peacefully..... :)
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Summerland on June 17, 2009, 20:28:27 pm
Know how you feel, Chris. Lost our Jodie in February at just shy of 17 years. An absolute delight to be around and a bringer of real joy in our lives. Jon is spot on, remember all the good stuff and be thankful that Tempest was around for you so long.

G
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Tom Garrett on July 01, 2009, 23:13:51 pm
Sorry to hear that Chris.
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Chris Quartly on July 14, 2009, 11:01:19 am
TV On the Radio - Brixton Academy 13th July 2009 (http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=85620595&blogId=500185333)
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Chris Quartly on March 30, 2010, 16:31:29 pm
Bugger me, I haven't done a gig review since TV On the Radio?

Since then I've seen the following gigs:
Mark Kozelek - 19/07/2009 -  7/10
Carina Round - 21/07/2009 - 8/10
Michael McIntyre - 09/08/2009 - 7.5/10
Bill Bailey - 15/08/2009 - 8.5/10
Dinosaur Jr - 19/08/2009 - 8/10
Jeffrey Lewis & the Junkyard - 03/09/2009 - 9/10
Okkervil River - 11/09/2009 - 7.5/10
Porcupine Tree - 09/10/2009 - 6/10
Wilco - 04/11/2009 - 7.5/10
Flaming Lips, the - 10/11/2009 - 8/10
Swervedriver - 26/11/2009 - 8/10
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - 30/11/2009 - 8/10
Modest Mouse - 14/12/2009 - 7.5/10
Dave Gorman - 17/02/2010 - 7.5/10
Grizzly Bear - 13/03/2010 - see review below
Ricky Gervais - 24/03/2010 - freebie :) 7/10

So, a belated review for the astonishingly stupendous Grizzly Bear show at the Roundhouse a couple of weeks ago, I like the Roundhouse, it's a groovy venue and this was one of the best sounding gigs I've ever been to.

Support band was Beach House, of whom I am familiar and own their first two records but have only heard their latest (released in Feb) once on Spotify. I was looking forward to seeing them but the performance didn't match my expectations, they were a little flat and samey.

Grizzly Bear came on stage around 9:25 and opened with Southern Point, the first track of 2009s finest album, Veckatimest. The band don't do all that much onstage but there is an intensity to their songs and performance, everything is immaculate and the vocal harmonies were absolutely perfect. The band engaged the audience between songs and while I'd read a review from a previous gig complaining of waiting for tuning between songs, there was no problem here.

The bands lightshow consisted of glass jars hanging around the stage, sound a bit crap but it gave a lovely feel to proceedings and had some great variety with the colours and phasing.

All in all a superb night with a band at the top of their game.

9/10

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Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Chris Quartly on April 15, 2010, 12:42:09 pm
Went to see Nada Surf at the ICA on Tuesday, this was my 7th Nada Surf concert and they never disappoint. The more I grow up with this band the more I love them, they feel like "my band", to coin a phrase, even moreso than other bands I might even like a little more. I think something that gets overlooked too easily in music is the ability to throw out a lyric in a song that turns your head or gets you thinking an Matthew Caws is as good as anybody at throwing out just a single line here and there that is just perfection.

Anyway, the band played a great set although essentially a bit of a "favourites" flavour to it, omitting anything from the first record and EP and only playing 80 Windows from Proximity Effect (my favourite album if push comes to shove) but this has been the case for a few years now. The set leant more towards Let Go than any other album but they can't really go too wrong when picking a setlist and they got everything right in terms of the running order, for tempo and feel.

The band's new album is a covers record but they only played 3 songs from it, some of the crowd were a bit dickish about them playing a few covers but 3 songs out of a good-sized set is nothing to complain about. Of the covers they did play, Love Goes On! was a fairly faithful version of the Go-Betweens classic while Depeche Mode's Enjoy the Silence didn't quite work, but a good effort.

The band were boosted to a quartet with someone from the band Caleixico (sp?! I have one of their albums somewhere...) who played keyboards and additional guitar, I've seen the band with a keyboard player a couple of times and it's always nice to hear as it gives them another dimension to the usual gigs, I was expecting them to play Bad Best Friend or another rarity which has some keys in it but alas, no dice. Hard to be critical though when the band play so well and the songs are so perfect.

Just missed the earlier train so had to stick around at Marylebone for the 11:54 and made it into bed a little after 2am.

Great to see Neill, Bez and Jon and a big thanks to Bez for letting me buy his copy of the new album as someone snatched the last copy at the merch desk as I was grabbing for it!

8.5/10


Setlist (not in any order, just from the albums on which they appear)

Nothing from Hi/Low or Karmic EP (very rare that there is, haven't seen them play anything from those since 2005)

From The Proximity Effect:
80 Windows

From Let Go:
Blizzard of '77
The Way You Wear Your Head
Fruit Fly
Blonde on Blonde
Inside of Love
Hi-Speed Soul
Killian's Red
Happy Kid

From The Weight is a Gift:
Concrete Bed
Do It Again
Always Love
What Is Your Secret
Blankest Year

From Lucky:
See These Bones
Whose Authority
Weightless
Ice on the Wing

From If I Had a Hi-Fi:
Electrocution
Enjoy the Silence
Love Goes On!


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Went to see Robyn Hitchcock in Oxford yesterday so will hopefully sort out a review for that soon.
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Chris Quartly on July 05, 2011, 17:51:42 pm
Been a while since I posted in here. I've started a new blog, here's my latest article:

http://someothersuckersparade.blogspot.com/2011/07/misconceptions-of-atheism.html
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Chris Quartly on July 20, 2011, 16:06:59 pm
Anna Calvi: Artist and album review - http://someothersuckersparade.blogspot.com/2011/07/anna-calvi-artist-and-album-review.html
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Chris Quartly on July 28, 2011, 10:52:39 am
Q#78 - http://qcomps.blogspot.com/2011/07/q78-june-to-july-2011.html
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Bez on August 03, 2011, 14:23:31 pm
Cheers Q, just seen this and passed it on to a few peeps....
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Chris Quartly on August 17, 2011, 16:29:22 pm
Book review - The Moral Landscape (How Science Can Determine Human Values)

http://someothersuckersparade.blogspot.com/2011/08/book-review-moral-landscape.html
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Chris Quartly on August 24, 2011, 12:43:18 pm
Why Do I Prefer Redheads?

http://someothersuckersparade.blogspot.com/2011/08/why-do-i-prefer-redheads.html
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Andy42g on August 24, 2011, 13:27:57 pm
Chris. Rich E and I made a point of going to se Holy Fcuk at Green Man as we knew you liked them and would approve  :). They are truly awful  :-\. I lasted 10 minutes and Rich walked out soon after - we both went back to the main stage for Bellowhead.
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Chris Quartly on August 24, 2011, 13:49:20 pm
They're clearly not going to be many peoples cup of tea on here but at least you gave them a brief go :)
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Analog RH on August 24, 2011, 20:47:54 pm

Oh dear lord, Quber - a blog about redheads and no mention of Isla Fisher. Sacha Baron Cohen is a lucky, lucky fecker........
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Chris Quartly on August 24, 2011, 21:40:28 pm
You're not wrong, but I didn't want it to descend into a list of ogling which would have been easy! :o
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Chris Quartly on September 02, 2011, 17:12:36 pm
UFOs and alien life

http://someothersuckersparade.blogspot.com/2011/09/ufos-and-alien-life.html
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Chris Quartly on September 20, 2011, 22:32:29 pm
Q#79 - http://qcomps.blogspot.com/2011/09/q79-august-to-september-2011.html
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Chris Quartly on November 04, 2011, 16:44:20 pm
The Better Angels of Our Nature - http://someothersuckersparade.blogspot.com/2011/11/better-angels-of-our-nature.html
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Chris Quartly on November 24, 2011, 16:16:11 pm
Latest blog article

http://someothersuckersparade.blogspot.com/2011/11/is-there-afterlife.html
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Chris Quartly on November 30, 2011, 17:29:04 pm
My latest mix

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-d-7XdTCZuaU/TtY1GhG-PCI/AAAAAAAAAGE/D9dhNLXBxvM/s1600/80+Cover.gif)

http://qcomps.blogspot.com/2011/11/q80-octobernovember-2011.html
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Chris Quartly on December 19, 2011, 14:34:54 pm
Christopher Hitchens tribute: http://someothersuckersparade.blogspot.com/2011/12/christopher-hitchens-1949-2011.html


Goodbye Great Britain: http://someothersuckersparade.blogspot.com/2011/12/goodbye-great-britain.html
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: FLITCH on December 19, 2011, 20:58:59 pm
Good Luck Chris, I don't know you but I know your a nice lad from reading your posts. Excited and nervous I bet are the 2 words that could sum you up now.

All the best,
Flitch.
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Chris Quartly on January 13, 2012, 14:54:40 pm
Latest blog - Hello America! http://someothersuckersparade.blogspot.com/2012/01/hello-america.html
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: BasspedalMan on January 13, 2012, 16:01:58 pm
Looks like you are having a great time..... good luck with the kettle.... :)
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Chris Quartly on January 31, 2012, 20:15:15 pm
Just about completed in time! Latest compilation available for download.

http://qcomps.blogspot.com/2012/01/q81-december-2011-january-2012.html
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Chris Quartly on March 31, 2012, 14:31:00 pm
Q#82

http://qcomps.blogspot.com/2012/03/q82-february-march-2012.html
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Chris Quartly on April 23, 2012, 17:53:24 pm
Dear football manager: Please can I have my life back?

http://someothersuckersparade.blogspot.com/2012/04/dear-football-manager-please-can-i-have.html
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Chris Quartly on May 28, 2012, 00:30:13 am
My latest mix is available for download

http://qcomps.blogspot.com/2012/05/q83-april-may-2012.html
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Topper on May 28, 2012, 13:08:35 pm
Quote from: Chris Quartly on May 28, 2012, 00:30:13 am
My latest mix is available for download

http://qcomps.blogspot.com/2012/05/q83-april-may-2012.html


Just made my day Chris. Sounds good so far. BTW, Veronica Falls opened for Teenage Fanclub when I saw them last time out. I knew they would be right up your street. Cool. :)
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Chris Quartly on June 02, 2012, 06:14:06 am
La Sera

http://someothersuckersparade.blogspot.com/2012/06/la-sera.html
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Chris Quartly on July 01, 2012, 18:32:49 pm
Here's my review of Rush's Clockwork Angels album:

http://someothersuckersparade.blogspot.com/2012/07/rush-clockwork-angels-review.html
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Bez on July 02, 2012, 08:10:44 am
Some interesting thoughts Q, I especially agree with the sentiments about "The Garden"....
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Chris Quartly on July 27, 2012, 14:51:25 pm
Latest mix

http://qcomps.blogspot.com/2012/07/q84-june-july-2012.html
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Chris Quartly on August 01, 2012, 17:07:28 pm
Lying: http://someothersuckersparade.blogspot.com/2012/08/lying.html
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Chris Quartly on August 20, 2012, 03:03:53 am
Book review: The Better Angels of Our Nature

http://someothersuckersparade.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-better-angels-of-our-nature-book.html
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Chris Quartly on September 08, 2012, 23:12:21 pm
Bob Mould live review :)

http://someothersuckersparade.blogspot.com/2012/09/bob-mould-williamsburg-park-7th-of.html
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Neph on September 09, 2012, 09:06:26 am
Quote from: Chris Quartly on September 08, 2012, 23:12:21 pm
Bob Mould live review :)

http://someothersuckersparade.blogspot.com/2012/09/bob-mould-williamsburg-park-7th-of.html


Nice review Chris. I'm hoping he tours his new album over here. I saw Sugar a couple of times but that was along time ago so hoping to catch him once again.
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Chris Quartly on September 10, 2012, 17:39:28 pm
I'd managed to miss him so many times over the years but won't be doing so again! Would quite like to see one of his acoustic shows to balance things out, this live show was pretty intense with barely a second to pause.



My latest mix is available for download

http://qcomps.blogspot.com/2012/09/q85-august-september-2012.html
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Chris Quartly on September 26, 2012, 01:44:49 am
Grizzly Bear at Radio City Music Hall review: http://someothersuckersparade.blogspot.com/2012/09/grizzly-bear-radio-city-music-hall-24th.html

Spoiler alert - the best show I have ever been to!
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Chris Quartly on September 30, 2012, 17:38:46 pm
Global Festival Review: Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Foo Fighters, Black Keys, etc

http://someothersuckersparade.blogspot.com/2012/09/global-festival-central-park-neil-young.html
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: The Letter R on October 29, 2012, 08:36:20 am
Shut the windows Chris - I hear there is a bit of a breeze heading your way....hope all is OK for you & Carrie.
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: pdw1 on October 29, 2012, 09:11:02 am
Quote from: The Letter R on October 29, 2012, 08:36:20 am
Shut the windows Chris - I hear there is a bit of a breeze heading your way....hope all is OK for you & Carrie.

Yes make sure you and Carrie stay safe.
No going to concerts in the next few days  ;)
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Chris Quartly on October 29, 2012, 14:27:59 pm
Thanks guys, the wind is picking up pretty badly at the moment. We live in a tree-lined street and they're taking a bit of a pounding outside our window, they could do some damage if they come down... no rain yet but I think this is still early. At least we don't live in an area that would be evacuated (some parts already have been).

Can't get to work today, suspect tomorrow may be the same. If we lose power it'll be ice cream for dinner :)
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on October 29, 2012, 15:53:00 pm
Take care Chris hope its not as bad as some predictions say. Potential for the  New York Subway to be be badly flooded by a tidal surge of up to 3 metres according to some. OIts going to take a lot of time and money to make things good again afterwards thats for sure.
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Chris Quartly on October 29, 2012, 16:05:52 pm
Have just read that the subways will be closed tomorrow as well. My work is actually in the mandatory evacuation zone, so I'm not sure when the building will be open again.

The storm is still a few hours away apparently, but here's a picture of Battery Park, which is a couple of blocks down from work.

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Here's a map of the evacuation zones: http://project.wnyc.org/news-maps/hurricane-zones/hurricane-zones.html

If you type in Cortelyou Road, we're about 12 blocks west of where the pointer pops up.
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Straight Shooter on October 29, 2012, 16:22:27 pm
I'd stop listening to The Temptations' I Wish It Would Rain if I were you!  ::)

Stay safe.
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Chris Quartly on October 29, 2012, 16:34:57 pm
Close! I bought this recently...

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Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Straight Shooter on October 29, 2012, 19:56:32 pm
Just checked out the tracklist - good stuff!
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Chris Quartly on October 30, 2012, 14:53:26 pm
It was a pretty rough night but we had power the whole time, not a whole lot of rain just a scary amount of wind. I went out and took a few pictures this morning though, lots of trees came up, a fair bit of damage but I think all in all it could have been worse...

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Just read that two people were killed by a falling tree while walking their dog, a few blocks across, sad news :(
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: pdw1 on October 30, 2012, 16:04:46 pm
Glad to hear you are both OK.
The pictures from elsewhere (Atlantic City & Manhattan) look incredible.
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: The Letter R on October 31, 2012, 08:47:36 am
Glad you're OK Chris. Just shows how insignificant man really is when met with the force of nature.
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Red Star on October 31, 2012, 09:00:41 am
Amazing pics Chris - glad you are unscathed! :)
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Andrew_Haldane on October 31, 2012, 09:15:23 am
Yes...glad you're both ok!
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Chris Quartly on November 01, 2012, 19:08:36 pm
My latest blog: A Universe From Nothing
http://someothersuckersparade.blogspot.com/2012/11/a-universe-from-nothing-book-review.html
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Chris Quartly on November 04, 2012, 14:37:18 pm
My latest mix is now available:

http://qcomps.blogspot.com/2012/11/q86-october-november-2012.html
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Chris Quartly on January 03, 2013, 01:52:16 am
New blog - my favourite concerts of 2012: http://someothersuckersparade.blogspot.com/2013/01/favourite-gigs-of-2012.html
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Chris Quartly on January 04, 2013, 17:58:42 pm
Latest blog: 1st New York Anniversary

http://someothersuckersparade.blogspot.com/2013/01/1st-new-york-anniversary.html
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Post by: Chris Quartly on January 17, 2013, 14:08:24 pm
Q#87: http://qcomps.blogspot.com/2013/01/q87-december-2012-january-2013.html
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Post by: Topper on January 18, 2013, 13:31:18 pm
Cool Chris. Always enjoy the mixes. Still no Wye Oak on there...LOL!!
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Post by: Chris Quartly on February 16, 2013, 22:14:34 pm
My review of last night's Vivian Girls show :)

http://someothersuckersparade.blogspot.com/2013/02/live-review-vivian-girls-widowspeak.html
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Post by: Chris Quartly on February 18, 2013, 20:29:43 pm
Föllakzoid - II: Album review

http://someothersuckersparade.blogspot.com/2013/02/follakzoid-ii-album-review.html
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Post by: Topper on February 19, 2013, 11:53:38 am
Quote from: Chris Quartly on February 18, 2013, 20:29:43 pm
Föllakzoid - II: Album review

http://someothersuckersparade.blogspot.com/2013/02/follakzoid-ii-album-review.html


Good review Chris. Hadn't heard of them before. For the record, I don't mind pulling out my Neu! records for the thousandth time.  ;)
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Post by: Chris Quartly on February 23, 2013, 19:17:34 pm
My latest blog post: Reviewing Kelp by Spanish Moss

http://someothersuckersparade.blogspot.com/2013/02/spanish-moss-kelp-ep-review.html
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Post by: Chris Quartly on March 06, 2013, 18:28:40 pm
Latest mix:

http://qcomps.blogspot.com/2013/03/q88-february-march-2013.html
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Post by: Chris Quartly on March 10, 2013, 01:06:57 am
My latest blog, a review of The Men's latest record, New Moon.

http://someothersuckersparade.blogspot.com/2013/03/the-men-new-moon-album-bowery-ballroom.html
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Post by: Chris Quartly on March 10, 2013, 02:24:05 am
No Shit! An occasional series, episode 1 - Death By Audio

http://someothersuckersparade.blogspot.com/2013/03/no-shit-ocassional-series-no1-death-by.html

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-5ZwW_Y2s_l0/UTvhVHDqQTI/AAAAAAAABoo/VmFvfuwVltQ/s640/DSC05226.JPG)
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Post by: Chris Quartly on March 13, 2013, 17:54:59 pm
No 2 in my occasional series of New York toilet reviews: http://someothersuckersparade.blogspot.com/2013/03/no-shit-occasional-series-no2-cameo.html
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Post by: Chris Quartly on March 24, 2013, 16:42:34 pm
My latest mix is available for download (yes it's early, I couldn't wait to post it...). It's themed, all the bands are from Chile and it might be the most satisfying mix I've made. Please check it out!

http://qcomps.blogspot.com/2013/03/q89-april-may-2013.html
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Post by: Chris Quartly on May 22, 2013, 03:24:06 am
Album review, Mark Kozelek and Jimmy Lavalle - Perils from the Sea: http://someothersuckersparade.blogspot.com/2013/05/mark-kozelek-and-jimmy-lavelle-perils.html
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Post by: Chris Quartly on June 22, 2013, 18:17:23 pm
My latest blog, a review of the Northside Festival http://someothersuckersparade.blogspot.com/2013/06/northside-festival-2013.html
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Post by: Chris Quartly on June 23, 2013, 03:09:06 am
My latest in the "No Shit!" series is for my favourite bar in the city, Manitoba's.

http://someothersuckersparade.blogspot.com/2013/06/no-shit-occasional-series-no3-manitobas.html
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Post by: Chris Quartly on July 01, 2013, 06:46:00 am
Big Star Third live in Central Park review: http://someothersuckersparade.blogspot.com/2013/07/big-stars-third-central-park.html
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Post by: Chris Quartly on July 06, 2013, 23:46:13 pm
My latest mix is now available for download: http://qcomps.blogspot.com/2013/07/q90-june-july-2013.html
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Post by: Chris Quartly on July 08, 2013, 18:41:03 pm
I've been asked to write a series on New York music venues on the events website, My Social List, the first one is here: http://mysocialist.com/blog/2013/07/08/where-its-at-death-by-audio/
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Post by: Chris Quartly on July 15, 2013, 15:47:44 pm
My next Where It's At article is now on My Social List, this time I'm at Cake Shop: http://mysocialist.com/blog/2013/07/15/where-its-at-cake-shop/
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Post by: Chris Quartly on July 22, 2013, 16:28:35 pm
Another article on My Social List takes me to Mercury Lounge: http://mysocialist.com/blog/2013/07/22/where-its-at-mercury-lounge/
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Post by: Chris Quartly on August 02, 2013, 15:18:04 pm
This time I'm hitting up Shea Stadium: http://mysocialist.com/blog/2013/08/02/where-its-at-shea-stadium/
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Post by: Chris Quartly on August 03, 2013, 20:00:11 pm
My latest blog piece in my "No Shit!" series sees me taking a more upmarket tinkle than usual...

http://someothersuckersparade.blogspot.com/2013/08/no-shit-occasional-series-no4-smith-and.html
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Post by: Chris Quartly on August 06, 2013, 15:16:16 pm
Where It's At: Le Poisson Rouge - http://mysocialist.com/blog/2013/08/06/where-its-at-le-poisson-rouge/
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Post by: Chris Quartly on August 08, 2013, 04:20:45 am
Just detailed my favourite street in New York: http://someothersuckersparade.blogspot.com/2013/08/my-favourite-street-in-nyc-east-7th.html
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Post by: Chris Quartly on August 12, 2013, 15:18:58 pm
Where It's At: 285 Kent Avenue - http://mysocialist.com/blog/2013/08/12/where-its-at-285-kent-avenue/
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Post by: Chris Quartly on August 26, 2013, 16:51:20 pm
Where It's At: The Flat - http://mysocialist.com/blog/2013/08/19/where-its-at-the-flat/

Where It's At: Music Hall of Williamsburg - http://mysocialist.com/blog/2013/08/26/where-its-at-music-hall-of-williamsburg/
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Post by: Chris Quartly on September 03, 2013, 21:23:17 pm
Where It's At: Glasslands - http://mysocialist.com/blog/2013/09/03/where-its-at-glasslands/

And my first gig review - Blouse's record release show: http://mysocialist.com/blog/2013/09/03/blouse-live-review-glasslands-08302013/
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Post by: Chris Quartly on September 11, 2013, 18:36:20 pm
Where It's At: Silent Barn - http://mysocialist.com/blog/2013/09/11/where-its-at-silent-barn/
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Post by: Chris Quartly on September 17, 2013, 17:12:35 pm
(Not) Where It's At: Terminal 5 - http://mysocialist.com/blog/2013/09/17/where-its-at-terminal-5/
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Post by: Chris Quartly on September 27, 2013, 15:02:55 pm
My Obits live review: http://mysocialist.com/blog/2013/09/24/live-review-obits-at-the-bell-house/

And latest mix: Q#91: http://qcomps.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/q91-august-september-2013.html
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Post by: Chris Quartly on October 03, 2013, 14:34:58 pm
Where It's At: Webster Hall - http://mysocialist.com/blog/2013/09/30/where-its-at-webster-hall/
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Post by: Chris Quartly on October 04, 2013, 16:20:25 pm
Artist to watch: Sisu - http://mysocialist.com/blog/2013/10/04/cmj-artist-to-watch-sisu/
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Post by: Chris Quartly on October 07, 2013, 16:01:56 pm
Want to know what a bowling alley/restaurant/music venue combination is like? Check out my latest NYC venue review.

http://mysocialist.com/blog/2013/10/07/where-its-at-brooklyn-bowl/
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Post by: Chris Quartly on October 12, 2013, 00:53:47 am
A shit-ton more artists to watch out for:

http://mysocialist.com/blog/2013/10/07/cmj-artist-to-watch-teen/
http://mysocialist.com/blog/2013/10/07/cmj-artist-to-watch-roomrunner/
http://mysocialist.com/blog/2013/10/08/cmj-artist-to-watch-bad-cop/
http://mysocialist.com/blog/2013/10/10/cmj-artist-to-watch-the-teen-age/
http://mysocialist.com/blog/2013/10/11/cmj-artist-to-watch-flashlights/
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Post by: Chris Quartly on October 17, 2013, 18:53:58 pm
Live review: Shot showcase at CMJ: http://mysocialist.com/blog/2013/10/17/live-review-shot-cmj-showcase-at-the-flat/

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Post by: Chris Quartly on October 28, 2013, 16:30:07 pm
Where It's At: Baby's All Right - http://mysocialist.com/blog/2013/10/21/where-its-at-babys-all-right/

Live review: feck Buttons at LPR - http://mysocialist.com/blog/2013/10/21/live-review-feck-buttons-at-le-poisson-rouge/

Where It's At: Muchmore's - http://mysocialist.com/blog/2013/10/28/where-its-at-muchmores/
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Post by: Chris Quartly on November 07, 2013, 15:55:55 pm
Artist to watch: Anna Calvi http://mysocialist.com/blog/2013/10/29/artist-to-watch-anna-calvi/

Artist to watch: Journalism http://mysocialist.com/blog/2013/11/05/artist-to-watch-journalism/

Where It's At: Irving Plaza http://mysocialist.com/blog/2013/11/05/where-its-at-irving-plaza/
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Post by: Andrew_Haldane on November 07, 2013, 16:07:20 pm
Chris you ought to write An English man in New York travel guide
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Post by: Chris Quartly on November 08, 2013, 19:18:14 pm
When people come to visit all I think about is the places I can take them to eat!
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Post by: Chris Quartly on November 11, 2013, 14:31:51 pm
I featured this band, The Yellow Dogs (http://mysocialist.com/blog/2013/10/23/artist-to-watch-the-yellow-dogs/) a few weeks ago. Found out this morning that one of the guys was kicked out the band and then ended up killing the band and then himself, seriously fecked up :(

http://mysocialist.com/blog/2013/11/11/east-williamsburg-musician-killed-his-bandmates-early-this-morning/

Edit - turns out it wasn't an ex-member of the band, but someone from a different Iranian band, confusing and awful stuff.

This is from the Yellow Dogs publicist
QuoteThe shooter was not a former member of the band The Yellow Dogs, he was in another band from Iran and the two groups were acquaintances in the past. A personal conflict between the guys resulted in the dissolution of their relationship in 2012. The shooting resulted in the death of two of the members of the Yellow Dogs, Sourosh Farazmand(guitarist) and Arash Farazmand (drummer), along with a friend of theirs, fellow musician and author Ali Eskandarian. The shooter died from a self inflicted bullet wound on site.


http://mysocialist.com/blog/2013/11/11/east-williamsburg-musician-killed-his-bandmates-early-this-morning/
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Post by: Chris Quartly on November 11, 2013, 19:31:34 pm
Where It's At: Ran Tea House - http://mysocialist.com/blog/2013/11/11/where-its-at-ran-tea-house/
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Post by: Andrew_Haldane on November 11, 2013, 21:31:04 pm
Quote from: Chris Quartly on November 08, 2013, 19:18:14 pm
When people come to visit all I think about is the places I can take them to eat!


Yeah, so write it when they arent visiting!  ::) ;)
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Post by: Chris Quartly on November 12, 2013, 21:41:23 pm
I keep meaning to, I have a list of favourites!

In the meantime, here's an interview I did with Celebrate Brooklyn's executive producer: http://mysocialist.com/blog/2013/11/12/celebrate-brooklyns-executive-producer-told-us-about-his-new-venue/
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Post by: Chris Quartly on November 14, 2013, 20:52:45 pm
Anna Calvi live review: http://mysocialist.com/blog/2013/11/14/anna-calvi-played-music-hall-of-williamsburg/
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Post by: Chris Quartly on November 17, 2013, 18:09:55 pm
Q#92: http://qcomps.blogspot.com/2013/11/q92-october-november-2013.html
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Post by: Chris Quartly on November 18, 2013, 16:29:43 pm
My latest NYC venue review is up now, The Knitting Factory is one of my favourites: http://mysocialist.com/blog/2013/11/18/where-its-at-knitting-factory/
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Post by: Chris Quartly on November 19, 2013, 20:51:58 pm
Nada Surf played at a memorial show for the Yellow Dogs, which I reviewed here: http://mysocialist.com/blog/2013/11/19/review-benefit-concert-for-yellow-dogs/
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Post by: Chris Quartly on November 20, 2013, 01:35:29 am
Retweeted by Matthew Caws and Ira Elliott of Nada Surf, happy with that :)
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Post by: Chris Quartly on November 22, 2013, 16:35:11 pm
Minor Alps live review: http://mysocialist.com/blog/2013/11/22/minor-alps-played-bowery-ballroom/
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Post by: Chris Quartly on November 25, 2013, 16:06:34 pm
Live review: Crocodiles and Wymond Miles at Music Hall of Williamsburg - http://mysocialist.com/blog/2013/11/25/crocodiles-and-wymond-miles-played-music-hall-of-williamsburg/
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Post by: Chris Quartly on December 04, 2013, 17:24:06 pm
Live review: John Grant at Music Hall Williamsburg: http://mysocialist.com/blog/2013/12/04/john-grant-played-music-hall-of-williamsburg/
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Post by: Chris Quartly on December 15, 2013, 17:13:43 pm
My top ten albums of the year - http://someothersuckersparade.blogspot.com/2013/12/my-favourite-albums-of-2013.html
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Post by: Chris Quartly on December 16, 2013, 20:04:15 pm
Where It's At: Bowery Ballroom - http://mysocialist.com/blog/2013/12/09/where-its-at-bowery-ballroom/

Where It's At: Brooklyn Night Bazaar - http://mysocialist.com/blog/2013/12/16/where-its-at-brooklyn-night-bazaar/
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Post by: Chris Quartly on December 23, 2013, 16:20:08 pm
Where It's At: Beacon Theatre http://mysocialist.com/blog/2013/12/23/where-its-at-beacon-theatre/
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Post by: Chris Quartly on December 24, 2013, 04:29:24 am
My top 10 shows of the year and my complete list of 154! http://someothersuckersparade.blogspot.com/2013/12/my-favourite-shows-of-2013-and-my-list.html
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Post by: Chris Quartly on January 06, 2014, 15:26:50 pm
Where It's At: Cameo Gallery - http://mysocialist.com/blog/2014/01/06/where-its-at-cameo-gallery/
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Post by: Chris Quartly on January 09, 2014, 15:18:45 pm
Latest mix: http://qcomps.blogspot.com/2014/01/q93-december-2013-january-2014.html
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Post by: Chris Quartly on January 13, 2014, 16:04:21 pm
Artists to Watch...

Toy: http://mysocialist.com/blog/2014/01/09/artist-to-watch-toy/
Slonk Donkerson: http://mysocialist.com/blog/2014/01/13/artist-to-watch-slonk-donkerson/
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Post by: Chris Quartly on January 20, 2014, 15:46:33 pm
Journalism and Slonk Donkerson played at Pianos: http://mysocialist.com/blog/2014/01/16/journalism-and-slonk-donkerson-played-pianos/

Where It's At: Pianos - http://mysocialist.com/blog/2014/01/20/where-its-at-pianos/
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Post by: Chris Quartly on January 27, 2014, 15:25:24 pm
Where It's At: The Bell House - http://mysocialist.com/blog/2014/01/27/where-its-at-the-bell-house/
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Post by: Chris Quartly on March 04, 2014, 16:31:27 pm
Live Review: Vivian Girls played their last ever shows - http://mysocialist.com/blog/2014/03/04/live-review-vivian-girls-played-their-last-ever-shows/

Where It's At: Radio Bushwick - http://mysocialist.com/blog/2014/02/24/where-its-at-radio-bushwick/

Artists to Watch:
Torres - http://mysocialist.com/blog/2014/01/28/artist-to-watch-torres/
Tweens - http://mysocialist.com/blog/2014/02/03/artist-to-watch-tweens/
Grass is Green - http://mysocialist.com/blog/2014/02/10/artist-to-watch-grass-is-green/
Grand Resort - http://mysocialist.com/blog/2014/02/18/artist-to-watch-grand-resort/
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Post by: Chris Quartly on March 17, 2014, 16:16:01 pm
Where It's At: Bric House - http://mysocialist.com/blog/2014/03/10/where-its-at-bric-house/
Where It's At: BAM - http://mysocialist.com/blog/2014/03/17/where-its-at-bam/

Interview with Brick Mower: http://mysocialist.com/blog/2014/03/17/interview-brick-mower/
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Post by: Andrew_Haldane on March 17, 2014, 20:21:13 pm
Quote from: Chris Quartly on March 17, 2014, 16:16:01 pm
Where It's At: Bric House -


....she's mighty mighty
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Post by: Chris Quartly on March 27, 2014, 13:26:57 pm
Latest mix: http://qcomps.blogspot.com/2014/03/q94-february-march-2014.html
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Post by: Chris Quartly on May 19, 2014, 14:33:50 pm
Latest mix: http://qcomps.blogspot.com/2014/05/q95-april-may-2014.html

La Sera live review: http://mysocialist.com/blog/2014/05/13/live-review-la-sera-record-release-show-at-babys-all-right/

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Post by: Chris Quartly on June 09, 2014, 15:55:17 pm
I've got a new writing gig over at Free Williamsburg, my first post: http://freewilliamsburg.com/chilean-band-la-hell-gang-sign-to-mexican-summer/
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Post by: Chris Quartly on July 16, 2014, 14:36:11 pm
Latest mix: http://qcomps.blogspot.com/2014/07/q96-june-july-2014.html
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Post by: Chris Quartly on September 29, 2014, 14:28:03 pm
I interviewed Justin Currie of Del Amitri: http://freewilliamsburg.com/interview-justin-currie/
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Post by: Chris Quartly on September 30, 2014, 12:23:33 pm
Latest mix: http://qcomps.blogspot.com/2014/09/q97-august-to-september-2014.html
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Post by: Chris Quartly on October 01, 2014, 18:59:51 pm
I interviewed Peter Matthew Bauer about his debut album, Liberation! http://freewilliamsburg.com/interview-peter-matthew-bauer-liberation/
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Post by: Chris Quartly on October 06, 2014, 17:31:57 pm
Screaming Females live review (possibly the best live band around right now): http://freewilliamsburg.com/live-review-screaming-females-at-the-knitting-factory/
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Post by: Chris Quartly on October 11, 2014, 21:46:35 pm
Live review: King Tuff: http://freewilliamsburg.com/live-review-king-tuff-played-babys-all-right/
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Post by: Chris Quartly on October 15, 2014, 13:05:20 pm
Live review: Jeff the Brotherhood and Diarrhea Planet - http://freewilliamsburg.com/live-review-jeff-the-brotherhood-and-diarrhea-planet-played-death-by-audio/
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Post by: Chris Quartly on November 24, 2014, 17:27:52 pm
My favourite music venue closed: http://freewilliamsburg.com/death-by-audio-is-closed-a-tribute-plus-video-footage-of-its-final-shows/
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Post by: Chris Quartly on November 30, 2014, 16:08:27 pm
My latest mix is now available, it's themed in that they're all bands I saw at Death By Audio:  http://qcomps.blogspot.com/2014/11/q98-october-november-2014.html
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Post by: Chris Quartly on December 31, 2014, 18:35:40 pm
My best shows of 2014: http://someothersuckersparade.blogspot.com/2014/12/2014-in-gigs-142-in-total-and-top-13.html
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Post by: captainkurtz on January 11, 2015, 13:00:31 pm
I'm the opposite to you re St Vincent - really liked the record...then saw her live and found her really irritatingly pretentious.  Her stupid non-sequiturs in between songs...stupid robotic dancing and vacant stares into space..the 'falling' down the stairs bit.

I'm all for a bit of theatricality but this all seemed so self conscious and naff.
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Post by: Chris Quartly on January 11, 2015, 14:56:55 pm
Oh it's definitely a bit pretentious... I was impressed by her guitar playing, etc, though :)
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Post by: Chris Quartly on January 19, 2015, 13:02:35 pm
Q#99

http://qcomps.blogspot.com/2015/01/q99-december-2014-january-2015.html
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Post by: Chris Quartly on January 19, 2015, 17:46:21 pm
Live Review - The Vaselines at The Bell House http://freewilliamsburg.com/live-review-the-vaselines-played-the-bell-house/
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Post by: Chris Quartly on February 02, 2015, 16:29:17 pm
Live review - Viet Cong at Mercury Lounge: http://freewilliamsburg.com/live-review-viet-cong-played-mercury-lounge/
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Chris Quartly on March 11, 2015, 14:57:22 pm
Live review - Moon Duo at Rough Trade: http://freewilliamsburg.com/live-review-moon-duo-played-rough-trade/
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Chris Quartly on March 16, 2015, 13:59:55 pm
Live Review: Twerps at Rough Trade http://freewilliamsburg.com/live-review-twerps-and-ultimate-painting-played-rough-trade/
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Post by: Chris Quartly on March 23, 2015, 13:03:26 pm
Q100 - a personal 'best-of'

http://qcomps.blogspot.com/2015/03/q100-february-march-2015.html
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Post by: Chris Quartly on March 29, 2015, 19:14:32 pm
Live review: A Winged Victory for the Sullen played Le Poisson Rouge - http://bit.ly/1EgZx2R
Live review: Max Richter played Le Poisson Rouge - http://bit.ly/1HdGrIB
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Post by: Chris Quartly on March 30, 2015, 18:12:42 pm
Live review: Swervedriver - http://freewilliamsburg.com/live-review-swervedriver-played-music-hall-of-williamsburg/
Live review - Deerhoof - http://freewilliamsburg.com/live-review-deerhoof-played-webster-hall-marlin-room/
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Post by: Chris Quartly on April 13, 2015, 14:44:31 pm
Live review: The Mountain Goats: http://freewilliamsburg.com/live-review-the-mountain-goats-played-webster-hall/
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Post by: Chris Quartly on May 26, 2015, 04:24:20 am
A bit behind on these, live reviews...

Mikal Cronin - http://freewilliamsburg.com/live-review-mikal-cronin-played-bowery-ballroom/
Mac McCaughan - http://freewilliamsburg.com/live-review-mac-mccaughan-played-babys-all-right/
Courtney Barnett - http://freewilliamsburg.com/live-review-courtney-barnett-played-bowery-ballroom/
Kaki King - http://freewilliamsburg.com/live-review-kaki-king-played-rough-trade/
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Chris Quartly on May 26, 2015, 15:00:50 pm
Best show of the year by far - Follakzoid: http://freewilliamsburg.com/live-review-follakzoid-played-rough-trade/
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: rascal houdi on May 26, 2015, 22:23:39 pm
Cool, looking forward to the London show next week.
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Chris Quartly on May 27, 2015, 14:22:05 pm
I know you'll enjoy!

Just uploaded my latest mix: http://qcomps.blogspot.com/2015/05/q101-april-may-2015.html
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Chris Quartly on July 27, 2015, 14:08:18 pm
My latest mix is now online: http://qcomps.blogspot.com/2015/07/q102-june-july-2015.html
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Chris Quartly on September 30, 2015, 14:14:45 pm
Latest mix: http://qcomps.blogspot.com/2015/09/q103-august-september-2015.html
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Chris Quartly on November 30, 2015, 14:51:50 pm
New mix: http://qcomps.blogspot.com/2015/11/q104-october-november-2015.html
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Chris Quartly on January 18, 2016, 15:47:56 pm
Best of 2015 mix: http://qcomps.blogspot.com/2016/01/q105-december-2015-to-january-2016.html
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Chris Quartly on March 28, 2016, 15:37:50 pm
New mix http://qcomps.blogspot.com/2016/03/q106-february-march-2016.html
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Chris Quartly on May 31, 2016, 12:51:53 pm
Latest mix - http://qcomps.blogspot.com/2016/05/q107-april-may-2016.html
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Chris Quartly on July 31, 2016, 15:26:02 pm
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-np-gSyC92sc/V5171f5V8SI/AAAAAAAACXc/rqeo19uFqZcfaO6tHqTmGoiHI8BzbuLfQCLcB/s1600/108%2BCover.jpg)

http://qcomps.blogspot.com/2016/07/q108-june-july-2016.html
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Chris Quartly on November 28, 2016, 14:57:20 pm
Oh, missed a previous mix link

http://qcomps.blogspot.com/2016/09/q109-august-to-september-2016.html

http://qcomps.blogspot.com/2016/11/q110-october-november-2016.html
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Chris Quartly on December 22, 2016, 14:37:12 pm
Some of my favourite albums of 2016 - http://freewilliamsburg.com/freewilliamsburgs-top-25-albums-of-2016/
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Bez on January 02, 2017, 00:50:36 am
I have 3 of those and I've heard of a few more through your mixes....

Disagree with most of what you said about Moon Shaped Pool, especially the comment about its flow and Kid A....your copy of Kid A must have a different order to mine  :P ;)
Title: Re: Chris' coruscate circumlocution
Post by: Chris Quartly on May 30, 2019, 13:54:30 pm
https://qcomps.blogspot.com/2019/05/q125-april-to-may-2019.html (https://qcomps.blogspot.com/2019/05/q125-april-to-may-2019.html)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-VdoDHP5g1VM/XO9jNFYS21I/AAAAAAAAWDQ/U1D2_InjG1Uq21WktKW3zNpFvux6zR2WwCLcBGAs/s1600/Q125.jpg)