BLUE DOT FESTIVAL 2019 – DAY 3 – Sunday

Although it was only a couple of weekends ago I’m already confused about what I saw when! I’ll do my best though.

We were underwhelmed by the music offering on Sunday, in that there actually wasn’t very much to go and see. I caught a little of ‘She Drew The Gun’ who were on the main stage as we walked past in search of coffee. I was going to go and see what was happening on the Roots stage but I never actually found it. We accidentily caught the spoken word ‘Punk in Drublic’ just becasue it was happening where we decided to eat something. it was poetry of the sort that is shouty and seems to centre around ‘My Life is shit but it’s not my fault’, so we wandered away to a bookshop. I think we did go to a lecture/talk, but that may have been the day before, we didn’t really do much until 18:50 when Anna Calvi was on the Main Stage.

I knew of her and had probabaly heard a few tracks but that’s all. I liked her, I liked some of the songs, what I wasn’t quite so impressed by was all the guitar noodling. You can hear it in the video below and make your own judgement, but for me, there is too much and as a guitar player she isn’t skilled enough to get away with it.

I’m not completely negative about it though, her drive and energy were great and overall I enjoyed it.

Next up was John Grant, same deal, knew of him and knew a few songs, loved every minute of his performance. He has real charecter and is funny with it. For my own purposes, so I can re-visit the songs he played the set list is below:

Preppy Boy
Pale Green Ghosts
Grey Tickles, Black Pressure
GMF
Sensitive New Age Guy
Queen of Denmark
Black Belt
Metamorphosis

And for you dear reader, here is somebody else’s video to enjoy of some of the performance:

Next up was me getting completely crushed by the crowd, a piece of performance art I’d put together, unfortunately a lot of others had the same idea and it’s uniqueness was lost. Then came New Order.

We had a decent spot for this

I should have enjoyed this much more than I did, I am not entirely clear on what my problem was but my working hypothesis is that my feet were cold, wet and painful, I was unable to move my arms and I had already decided to drive back after this performance and had that ahead of me. There was alos a lot of film on the big screen behind them and they were pretty much silhouettes to me for most of what I saw, the songs were good though.

Set List:

Singularity
Restless
She’s Lost Control
Transmission
Your Silent Face
Tutti Frutti
Subculture
Bizarre Love Triangle
Plastic
The Perfect Kiss
True Faith
Blue Monday
Temptation
Encore:
Atmosphere
Love Will Tear Us Apart

It was during Temptation that we headed to the car and I had no idea there was an encore. I’m now sorry I missed those last two tracks, but truthfully, I was pretty miserable by now, not Bluedot’s fault, things would have been so much better if I’d brought different boots.

Overall I did have a great weekend and I think if that, upon leaving, you start thinking about coming again next year then that’s a good sign. I would probably attend more talks if I go next time as the ones I did see were really very good, and delivered to an audience who are keen to hear it, which helps.

John Peel Radio Show – 09/10/1979

1979, what a year to be alive for music! Another John Peel show to enjoy.

Featuring Au Pairs in session.

Stiff Little Fingers – Straw Dogs (Chrysalis)
Spizzenergi – Soldier, Soldier (Rough Trade)
999 – Found Out Too Late (Radar)
Au Pairs – Pretty Boy (Session)
The Specials – Nite Klub (2 Tone)
The Skids – Thanatos/A Day In Europa/The Olympian (Virgin)
Majesterians – Flute In Dub (Revue)
Johnny Guitar Watson – Someone Cares For Me (Red Lightnin’)
Spitfire Boys – Funtime (Impeccable)
Vice Versa – New Girls/Neutrons (Neutron)
Au Pairs – Ideal Woman (Session)
The Slits – Typical Girls (Island)
Tempo – Subway Girl (Klein)
The Undertones – Let’s Talk About Girls (Sire)
Laughing Gass – New Tart (Out Of Order/Wessex)
The Revillos – Where’s The Boy For Me? (Dindisc)
Dennis Brown – The Man Next Door (Joe Gibbs)
Homosexuals – Astral Glamour (Black Noise)
X-Certs – Anthem (Heartbeat)
Apartment – The Alternative (Heartbeat)
Numbers – Cross-Slide (Heartbeat)
Au Pairs – Monogamy (Session)
Cowboys International – Pointy Shoes (Virgin)
Fakes – Production (Deep Cuts)
Shenley Duffus – Rukumbine (Mango)
Joy Division – Shadow Play (Factory)
Out – Who Is Innocent? (Radar)
Mikey Dread – Love The Dread (Dread At The Controls)
Au Pairs – Come Again (Session)
IQ Zero – Insects (Object)

John Peel Radio Show – 02/11/1981

I was listening to some old John Peel shows over the last few days and thought I’d share a few as I’m sure I’m not the only one who needs a bit of Peel in their life now and again.

The first show is from 02/11/1981 and any more I put up will just be random.

 

Featuring sessions from Twisted Nerve and Twinkle Brothers.
Vice Squad – It’s A Sell-Out (Riot City)
Lora Logic – Wonderful Offer (Rough Trade)
Gregory Isaacs – Special Guest (GG’s)
Twisted Nerve – When I’m Alone (Session)
Religious Overdose – I Said Go (Glass)
ABC – Tears Are Not Enough (Neutron)
Vice Versa – Science Fact (Neutron)
Twinkle Brothers – Rasta Pon Top (Session)
Teardrop Explodes – Colours Fly Away (Mercury)
Twisted Nerve – Five Minutes Of Fame (Session)
Krupps – Wahre Arbeit – Wahrer Lohn (Zickzack)
Einstürzende Neubauten – Tanz Debil (Zickzack)
Mannschreck – Trimm Trab (Schreckschuss Schallplatten)
Neues Deutschland – Wildwux (Iron Curtain)
Catwax Axe Co.- Jumbo Jet [Hey! I Want Your Crazy Wild] (Rondelet Music)
Twinkle Brothers: Never Get Burned (Session)
Angelic Upstarts featuring Roy Young – Different Strokes (EMI)
Scritti Politti – The “Sweetest Girl” (Rough Trade)
Joy Division – Walked In Line (Factory)
Twisted Nerve – Indecision (Session)
Pablo Lubadika “Porthos” – Mbongo Mokonzi (Afro Hit Discafrique)
Electric Guitars – Work (Recreational)
Blue Orchids – Work (Rough Trade)
Misfitsm – We Are 138 (Plan 9)

I think I’ve only heard of 7 or 8 of these bands, or have forgotten them. That happens a lot when listening back to these shows.