HW Space Ritual

mary maryann.sullivan1 at VERIZON.NET
Wed Jan 21 13:31:35 EST 2009

Good idea, are you going to front?

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[mailto:BOC-L at LISTSERV.ISPNETINC.NET]On Behalf Of mike coleman
Sent: Wednesday, January 21, 2009 12:36 PM
Subject: Re: HW Space Ritual

Just put me in the band, I'm the biggest beer belly in the
world......they'll come from miles away.....
I'll just stand up front manhandling it like a it's a pair of boobs
this could be the birth of beer-belly envy
I knew there was a reason I still have it

On 1/21/09, trev <judge48 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Yea, but that was Kev's fault...he's the one who collapsed...
> --------------------------------------------------
> From: "Colin Allen" <colinjallen at YAHOO.CO.UK>
> Sent: Tuesday, January 20, 2009 7:42 PM
> Subject: Re: HW Space Ritual
> They may be the best band on the road; it is just a shame that it all
>> apart when they get on stage.
>> --- On Tue, 20/1/09, trev <judge48 at HOTMAIL.COM> wrote:
>> From: trev <judge48 at HOTMAIL.COM>
>> Subject: Re: HW Space Ritual
>> Date: Tuesday, 20 January, 2009, 7:20 PM
>> Yea, I recon Trev and Kev are the best band on the road in the UK at the
>> moment.
>> --------------------------------------------------
>> From: "Jonathan Jarrett" <jjarrett at CHIARK.GREENEND.ORG.UK>
>> Sent: Tuesday, January 20, 2009 3:26 PM
>> Subject: Re: HW Space Ritual
>> On Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at 07:40:42AM -0800, Steve Swann typed out:
>>>> I have to wonder what happened when I saw Nikwind (when he was backed
>>>> the Pressurehead guys) in NY years ago.  The band gave a great
>>>> performance and Nik was downright gentlemanly.  He freaking bowed to
>>>> the audience at the end, and in a very formal voice thanked us all for
>>>> attending!  It was a great show I wouldn't have thought twice
>>> about
>>> going back to see them again.  And my wife saw Nikwind twice and she
>>>> said the show I missed was even better.
>>>> And yet I always hear these stories about him being a loose cannon.
>>>> Did I just get lucky seeing that show??
>>> I think the explanation here is that Nik in the USA is a very
>>> different thing from Nik in the UK. To tour the USA Nik needs someone
>>> else to do the bulk of the work, and he tends to tour with bands who are
>>> bands in and of themselves, Pressurehed/Farflung, 5:15, Spaceseed and so
>>> on. They're all rehearsed and in practice before he arrives, the
>>> bookings are made and the dates known well in advance and so it unrolls
>>> professionally. And then in the UK he seems to gather a bunch of mates,
>>> many of whom should no longer be allowed on a stage for a paying public,
>>> together at the last minute, there is no rehearsal and either he and THE
>>> MIGHTY JUDGE TREV save the day or they can't (if, e. g. Trev isn't
>>> there). But people always come. So he can get away with much less effort
>>> (and works with some people for whom organisation and professional
>>> musiciansip is less of a concern than it is for Grenas and del Rio who
>>> both make their living at it) and so he doesn't try harder. Nik
>> himself
>>> has always been when I've seen him a gentleman, friendly, and a
>> quality
>>> frontman, often even playing well, especially when All Stars members
>>> were involved. But his bands in the UK are shambles and in the USA
>>> they're well-drilled units and that's the difference you're
>> seeing.
>>> Somehow Space Ritual have never managed to climb above this
>>> problem despite being a band in and of themselves. Which is not to say
>>> that the new album isn't very good, because it is, but it's also a
>> fine
>>> example of the miracle of what a good studio and producer can do for a
>>> ropey live outfit. Yours,
>>>  Jon
>>> --
>>> "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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