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Old 12.11.2006, 03:21 PM   #64
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on friday, the highlight for me was the dead c. it was perhaps the band i was the most looking forward to (because i had never seen them before, and i have the feeling i would not get so many other chances to see them), and i absolutely loved their set even though i was shattered towards the end (fatigue was always a problem for me during this week-end, i often felt like an old man who needed to take a seat regularly or he would have to be carried to the hospital...). yes, it was a relentless seemingly improvised piece with traces of songs at times (for example their song which is called "bad politics" i believe)... everything flowed so good, to me it seemed perfect. and i'm glad to see i'm not the only one who loved it, because the people i talked to about it did not seem so enthusiastic about it.

i was also disappointed by nurse with wound, but i was watching them from a long distance and it's true that in those venuee if you are not in front of the stage but near the bars or the blinking casino machines, it's difficult to get into the music (the whole atmosphere of the Butlins site seemed so weird for such a festival)... anyway the second track NWW played, the one from "awkward pause", i really like it on record, but i didn't like their rendition of it... maybe it's just because the bouzouki was missing (or was it there? i could not hear it...)... another downside of the NWW was that i missed ashtray navigations, whom i wanted to see...
other than that, iggy & the stooges were a lot of fun, and it was good to see sonic youth again...

on saturday i loved the sequence mats gustaffson & eye > corsano/flaherty/yeh > brötzmann/bennink...
especially corsano/flaherty/yeh even though i missed the end of it (probably only five minutes) because i left to try see gang of four... but the queue was so long (probably because dinosaur jr played afterwards) they told us to not even bother and go to some other stage (bah, i guess they are chances that gang of four would have been disappointing but i really regret not seeing them... especially because of the queues)... so saturday was pretty much only stage 2 for me, which also involved mv/ee + bummer road which i really liked, especially when corsano joined (if i remember correctly)... the end of comets on fire with corsano and yeh was amazing too. in fact everytime corsano joined a band, it was wonderful. first time i saw him, and was impressed. nice to see him jump on his seat like he does.

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