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You mean that the BBC don't run Germany?!

Apparently they do - Spahn is being named as a minister for the cabinet.  :o

TV Live / Re: TV Gigs 2018
« on: February 24, 2018, 07:21:35 PM »
Oh I hadn't noticed you were in there!  :o

(Btw, I fixed the "quote" in your post.)

TV Chat / Re: New Album 2018
« on: February 23, 2018, 06:23:09 PM »
Really looking forward to this. TV said it might be out soon(ish)... and he wants to tour extensively (but when doesn't he?)!  :)

World Of TUTS / Re: Mini TUTS meeting Stuttgart Feb 21st
« on: February 23, 2018, 06:21:22 PM »
I am very happy with how the meeting went and the gig of course was great.

This is us after the show:

TV Live / Re: TV Gigs 2018
« on: February 23, 2018, 10:08:18 AM »
Found on FB (you can see how full the club was):

Ilove & me:

TV Live / Re: TV Gigs 2018
« on: February 22, 2018, 04:39:38 PM »
Most photos I took turned out quite blurry (no matter if I use flash or not), hence "TV & The Blurred Teenagers":

TV Live / Re: TV Gigs 2018
« on: February 22, 2018, 10:14:33 AM »
Good to see the setlist when I went online this morning!  8)
(Yeah I saw how you nicked it from the stage, Rob.)
It was great to meet some new & old friends last night!

We had a very nice fan meeting (Phil, Jackie, Rob-C and me) at the Amadeus. Then we went over to the venue, still a few minutes until official "doors open", but TV came out to say hello, plus I got to meet Sally for the first time.
Inside, Ilove & Wolfgang were already there (Phil was able to make his "surprise appearance"). Later, I met more familiar faces (from many other TV shows, but I'd forgotten most of the names) incl. Jonathan, plus also an acquaintance from my hometown (who works in Stuttgart - apparently he saw TV 15 years ago with DTH on the mountain "Zugspitze"!).
Support band "Autoramas" from Brazil were pretty good, playing some sort of "garage rock".

TV & the Bored Teenagers played their set without a break (as they often do), featuring Adverts classics as well as most songs from "Useless". I used earplugs, which filtered out some "noise", but the vocals did sound very clear (gotta say TV sings these songs perfectly!) and I still could hear the other instruments - BB of course is a great bass player; the band played the songs very close to how they sounded on "Useless" (the album).
Highlights for me: Safety In Numbers, Replay & Delete, Television's Over, My String Will Snap...
Very good to hear a new song in the encores ("No Control")!!

The club was pretty full on a Wednesday night - as in previous years it proves TV's fanbase in Stuttgart has grown!  8)

Took a few photos with the TUTS (my gig photos are a blur, as usual - maybe I can find one or two which are ok), chatted a bit, said good-bye and then went home via train & car (arrived after 1am)...

World Of TUTS / Re: Mini TUTS meeting Stuttgart Feb 21st
« on: February 21, 2018, 12:43:46 PM »
Had a lot of work to do and was feeling a bit uneasy the last few days, but now I am looking forward to the meeting and the gig tonight!!!

TV Live / Re: TV Gigs 2018
« on: February 20, 2018, 09:38:14 AM »

World Chat / Re: Johnny Rotten / Lydon Interview
« on: February 20, 2018, 09:30:59 AM »
“I didn’t want to be that comfortable, Mick Jagger-type naughty pop star,” he explains. “I was in danger of becoming a parody.”

*Cough cough*  That danger never went away it seems... ;D

World Of TUTS / Re: Mini TUTS meeting Stuttgart Feb 21st
« on: February 17, 2018, 11:15:16 AM »
Loads of work for next week, so I'll probably not be staying in Stuttgart but driving home late at night. Not much beer for me then...  :(

World Chat / Re: The TUTS Jukebox > What Are You Playing This Week?
« on: February 17, 2018, 11:14:00 AM »
Good idea about Sonny Vincent, maybe I should get out my "Parallax In Wonderland" cd (or Sonny Vincent & Spite)...

After listening to Cheap's "Peel Sessions" (30 years old now), maybe it's time to listen to "Crossing The Red Sea With The Adverts" (40 years ago when it was released!). Will be good to hear some of the songs live next week.  8)

World Chat / Re: Viv Albertine
« on: February 14, 2018, 04:38:33 PM »
From her FB page:
Viv's book launch event is now sold out (thanks to all of you who quickly purchased tickets). However, there is another event at the London Review Bookshop that is being planned, in addition to UK and US tours beginning in April. Stay tuned!

World Chat / Re: Here to be Heard: The Story of The Slits
« on: February 14, 2018, 04:36:06 PM »

For dates, look here:
First screened at last year’s London Film Festival, ‘Here To Be Heard: The Story Of The Slits’ will be shown in cinemas around the UK in March and April this year. It will be released on DVD shortly afterwards.

Last night I watched "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri". Pretty dark one, dark humour, but also difficult to take.

However, some people have strange problems:
When the movie begins, it's easy to surmise the audience is expected to identify with, and root for, McDormand's grieving mother, who puts up the billboards demanding justice for her murdered daughter. Yet as the story progresses, she proceeds to do a number of terrible things in her conviction about the righteousness of her cause, in a way that makes her less sympathetic.

Similarly, one can argue that Dixon's noble act doesn't change who he is in any significant way. He simply demonstrates himself capable of doing the right thing under certain circumstances.

Imho that's exactly what makes this film different and interesting.

(Some Americans seemingly have problems when anything isn't typical "Hollywood"-style...)  ::)

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