HW: Litmus Dates
jjarrett at CHIARK.GREENEND.ORG.UK
Thu Nov 8 10:01:36 EST 2007
On Tue, Oct 30, 2007 at 11:38:41AM +0000, Colin Allen typed out:
> Jonathan Jarrett <jjarrett at CHIARK.GREENEND.ORG.UK> wrote: On Tue, Oct 09, 2007 at 09:18:38AM +0100, Colin Allen typed out:
> > Well, I was there, and with a reasonable head of beer on too and
> > so prepared to enjoy many things. All the bands decently represented,
> > which was nice; also good to see that Rise Above have belaboured Litmus
> > into producing new t-shirt designs.
> No, they had not; the t-shirts were the band's idea.
Well, glad to hear it; they now have enough to sell that maybe
the gigs can start paying for themselves? That needs more gigs, of
course, and ideally ones that wow people.
> I do feel that this is rather unfair on Earthling Society, who are a
> very good band; this was not an ideal environment for them but their
> set was both enjoyable and musically of very high quality. For me,
> they were probably played the best set on the night.
Well, after that gig and their Roadburn set I fear we can only
agree to disagree on this. I've seen enough to disinterest me.
> Unfortunately, you did not hear the new material as it is supposed
> to be heard due to the untimely death of Simon's pedal board, which
> left him playing solely through his amp without any effects
> whatever. This was the cause of the somewhat stilted jamming as, to
> an extent, the songs were no longer really playable. Due to this,
> it was a poor set, especially when compared with the recent
> performance in Brighton supporting Space Ritual. I suspect that the
> band are even more disappointed with what happened than you were.
I'm sorry to hear that. I did notice Simon doing a lot of
messing round, but I took it be tuning problems. I shall hope everything
goes better at the next gig. I will be there, don't worry. Tell Martin
he doesn't even have to have play `Inductor'. I still think the big
pieces would profit from a second mid-range part though. Though one
could hardly ever hear Andy live I suppose. Anyway. Till next time,
"When fortune wanes, of what assistance are quantities of elephants?"
(Juvaini, Afghan Muslim chronicler, c. 1206)
Jon Jarrett, Fitzwilliam Museum, jjarrett at chiark.greenend.org.uk
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