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[Jan. 11th, 2008|02:25 pm]
Listen in, listen Ian!
Is it too late to have a New Year's Resolution. If not, then I'm going to have "Go to more gigs" as mine, as it started well last night and I want to carry on.

About a week ago I downloaded the Sweeping the Nation Class of 2008 bands to listen for next year thing. After listening to it, two of the bands whose names I'd written down to investigate further were The School and Club 8, and when I did that investigating I noticed that they were both playing last night at The Luminaire, so I went to see them.

The School were on first, and they were ace. The singer seemed a bit nervous but the songs were lovely, with great violin melodies going on. The Would Be Goods, who drummygirl had turned up to see were on next, and they were good too - drummygirl's friend Pete out of Scarlett's Well was on guitar for them, and I want his guitar, it's fantastic. Club 8 were last, and I really enjoyed them too, and bought their album on the way out.

While I was there I picked up a flyer for this show in Chalk Farm, so I'm going to go and see that next. Perhaps I'll pick up a flyer there too, and carry on with this crazy indiepop journey.
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[User Picture]From: bengraham
2008-01-11 02:35 pm (UTC)
That'd be a bit like going to see an FA Cup 1st Qualifying Round match, and going to see the winners play in the following round etc. But at some point, you'd inevitably go to a gig where there were no flyers, or only flyers for bands you detest.
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From: (Anonymous)
2008-01-11 03:07 pm (UTC)
さっき、NHKでライカ恵美子というプロ女子ボクシングのライト級世界ちゃんぷの話を見て、感動して泣いてしまった。プロで世界チャンピオンといっても生活費を稼ぐために、毎日朝の6時からお昼ごろまで駅の蕎麦屋でアルバイトをしている。お昼から4つのジムへ出稽古に行って、夜9時ごろ家に帰る。男性の元世界チャンピオンたちがコーチで、ああゆう練習メニューは所属ジムがすべてめんどうを見ているのだと思うけど、かなりたいへんだと思う。
あれだけハードな練習で、食事をきちんとしていないのではないかと、心配になってしまう。
ああゆうテレビを放映して、資金援助の申し出があるといいと思う。
戦うヒロインというのはかっこいいイメージばかりだけど、そういうのじゃなくて、彼女の生き方に深い感銘を受けてしまった。応援しよう!
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[User Picture]From: huskyteer
2008-01-11 03:22 pm (UTC)
I hadn't heard of Club 8 until this morning, and here's the day's second mention of them!
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[User Picture]From: smakake
2008-01-11 03:32 pm (UTC)
i just sold a club 8 album on eBay that i was sent as a promo 5 or 6 years ago.
didn't know they were still around.
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From: burlapfuton
2008-01-12 01:33 pm (UTC)
You can see two of the bands in that list at this event: http://www.timeout.com/london/ontheup/tickets/event/id/28/

Those Dancing Days sound amazing based on their MySpace page.
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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2008-01-13 12:33 am (UTC)
Free tickets! Excellent - I've put in for that.
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