||[Jul. 23rd, 2009|11:43 pm]
Listen in, listen Ian!
My cats are trying to kill me, but unfortunately they seem to think I'm trying to kill them. I just tripped over Spike and properly went flying, landing on the sofa. He scarpered, and is now cowering away from me because he seems to think that what I actually did was kick him. Aw. It's partly his fault for hiding, and mine for the lounge being such a mess and giving him so many hiding places.|
I've been totally disorganised this week, which has mainly manifested itself in being asleep all the time. I got back from Latitude on Monday, and I'm off to Indietracks tomorrow, so I took all week off and have almost completely wasted it. All I've done is go to see eyekiller today, who had some fantastic cheese for me, and go to see Daniel Kitson's Edinburgh preview last night. It was very good, as was his other preview I saw a couple of weeks ago. Go and see both his shows if you're in Edinburgh this year, although if you go to Edinburgh you probably knew that.
Since I haven't yet written anything here about when I went to Chicago, I wouldn't hold my breath for anything in great detail about Latitude. I'll just make a list of all the bands I saw:
Patti Plinko & Her Boy
The Late Greats
The Duckworth-Lewis Method
A bit of Regina Spektor
Pet Shop Boys
The Mystery Fax Machine Orchestra x2
The Airborne Toxic Event
Davesome bloke - Chas was absent due to a bereavement, so someone called Darren stepped in, whose dad apparently was the person who introduced Chas to Dave. That's nice.
I didn't actually see Nick Cave, because I'm not much of a fan, but there was no escaping hearing him. He seemed to just keep singing the same song, but getting steadily angrier throughout.
Also I watched lots of Book Club, saw a few comedians, looked at pretty coloured sheep, and generally wandered around looking at the pretty lit up trees and stuff. Oh, and I saw some break dancers who were great. And I lost my hat.
I think the best innovation this year was the Hovercraft Stage:
I think Spike and my cat Dave are exchanging notes, because Dave does the same thing to me all the time! Complete with the wounded look when I accidentally kick him. Sheesh.
Ha, I actually like Nick Cave and yet your description of him sounds pretty apt to me.
It's was really nice to meet you last week; I wish we could've had more time to hang out, possibly exchanging mental cat stories. :)
Which bit of Regina Spektor?
He seemed to just keep singing the same song, but getting steadily angrier throughout
another nick cave fan who thinks this is damn funny... :-)