Wednesday, 6 July 2011

JUNE A MONTH OF MONKEYS AND REUNIONS.

Not much music posted again this month,mainly I'm pissed off at 2 certain characters who have been downloading mostly the Paul Weller files and selling em on eBay,now I'm not really bothered about the selling bit,as I've bought a lot of bootlegs from eBay over the years,stuff that I've found on the Internet and wanted but the owners want to trade,which is OK but when you got nowt that they want from you then you don't get a trade! one such person quotes on there trade list that they do not sell,yet they offered me stuff that i haven't got for cash,so please lads you trade or you sell,whats pissed me off was the fact I've spent time looking for pics and trying to create some artwork for the recordings only for the aforementioned f**king twats to purely save and print off, at least do your own,in future i will be making Weller stuff by password only or email the link,so then i can narrow it down to the sellers on eBay.
Arctic monkeys at the don valley! great night out in a huge tent,missed the Dead Sons,but managed to catch the Vaccines,who where pretty good no nonsense machine gun style playing,cant wait to see em in November at a proper venue, Miles Kane (shite) not a big fan i think he is very overrated and maybe on the bill as he is big mates with Alex turner,anyway the monkeys arrived to the hot chocolate song "you sexy thing" which of course is from the full Monty film, the monkeys did what they do best and played most of the crowd pleasers,im never a big fan of these big gigs but the arctics didn't disappoint at all,only downside was yet again the numpties who will have a moan about beer being £4 a pint and then chucking it about with gay abandon! so it was a dash over to the tram stop and as I'm pretty much an expert on not paying on it, we used the usual "middlewood road" trick of getting on,of which i ain't going to tell you!So anyway off the tram at church street and a walk up division street and a couple of peroni's in bungalows and bears and a nice pizza to finish with!!
What a great film Taxi Driver is, from 1976 this is such a classic,ive seen it loads of times before,but never on the big screen,so we jumped at the chance to visit the best cinema in sheffield,if not the world and go to the truly great Showroom,which has a great bar and great little screens showing current films and a lot of foreign films many with subtitles,we used to visit quite a lot before family came along,and watched a hell of a lot of great films that you would never see at the rip off multiplexs etc,the film was the start of our night,after which we had a couple of drinks on the way to the Interval Bar at the university where there was an event called "The return of the fat white duke" this was a 50th birthday party for a lad called daisy who now lives out in america where he has lived since the late 80s,he was in loads of late 70s and early 80s sheffield bands,the entertainment was provided by Sparta fc a great sheffield band who gig occasionally playing mostly old punk stuff,most of the members have been in different bands over the years and they are a great band to watch and are Tudor (Guitars) Jon Wills (Bass Guitar and vocals, ex Tsi -Tsa) and Tony Armitage (Drums, vocals ex Stunt Kites). and they played a great set of songs from The Jam, The Clash, Undertones, Sex Pistols, Ramones amongst others,guest vocalists included the stunt kites singer John R. Allen who entered with his glasses and lyric sheet!, a lad called dingo who is a big mover on the sheffield scene and pete who has been in various bands such as the negatives,yahboo, and the great person to person who had a 80s hit single,so enter daisy who gave us a great set of that included 'White light white heat'  and 'Borstal Breakout' the band where then joined on stage by various sons of daisy and his brother shaun and along with  former Negative Fraser Charlesworth they played a great version of the ramones 'Blitzkrieg Bop' superb! pete eason also joined with teenage kicks and a great version of electric waltz the negatives single that was once NME single of the week all those years ago!
This was a great night out and it was great to catch up with a few old faces that i knew all those years ago and of course daisy, and not forgetting an old mate raffles a top lad even tho he has switched to watching rotherham united,thats what 20 years of living over in toytown does for you! and far far better then the usual rubbish that was served up on bbc tv with the glastonbury festival,come on coldplay and U2? no thanks!

 


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