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TV Live / Re: TV Gigs 2018
« on: September 16, 2018, 04:04:56 PM »
It was Mik Heslin Phil.
Yes, what a great gig and well worth the over 500 mile round trip!

TV Chat / Re: New Album 2018
« on: September 09, 2018, 02:30:25 PM »
Pre- album release interview with TV is now up on LTW:
Feel free to check it out and share it around.

TV Live / Re: TV Gigs 2018
« on: September 07, 2018, 07:53:06 PM »
Are you going to the launch Alan?
I've booked the day off work so all being well, I'll be there! What about yourself?

TV Live / Re: TV Gigs 2018
« on: September 06, 2018, 08:52:46 PM »
Bit of a special one at the Dog & Partridge in Marchington on Sunday.
I'd not been able to do all three of the gigs last weekend (unlike last year) but this one certainly made up for it. TV played this venue again as he did last year as his "wind down" after the Punk Uttoxeter festival. It's a small pub in a little village just outside Uttoxeter that has regular "Sunday Sessions" and a mini-bus of (I  guess) locals from the festival as well as some of the organisers had made the trip as well as some of the pub's customers.
We were treated to a (close to) 2 hour set with 11 of the tracks from the new album! The only one missing being "Written Out" although there was a rare outing for "Straight & Narrow" as well as the more usual suspects.
Here's hoping for all twelve at the album launch next week!

« on: August 16, 2018, 09:37:35 PM »
Now the memory isn't what it used to be but I did ask TV about the cover a few weeks ago. It's by a German art student whose tutor is the guy responsible for the "I Delete" cover art. I think TV's German promoter saw it at an exhibition but don't hold me to that!

TV Live / Re: TV Gigs 2018
« on: July 29, 2018, 05:31:36 PM »
Saturday 28th July 2018.

Here's the promo video for the gig - I think TV is the one with the blue hair:
Guess it all went down hill after Spiderman then?
If poor old Aunt May knew what the song was about she'd end up in hospital again!

TV Live / Re: TV Gigs 2018
« on: July 23, 2018, 10:08:33 PM »
Excellent gig at The Old Town House Warrington on Saturday with TV ably supported by Tim Loud (a local guy who was also something to do with the venue?), another local act (can't remember the name) and Billy Liar (who seems to get better every time I see him).
5 of the new tunes - No Control, Keys To The World, We Stand Alone, No Hope Street and Land Of The Overdose.
TV was joined by Billy for the last 2 songs - One Chord Wonders & Runaway Train Driver.
Nice venue which is almost local for me though the turnout could have been a little better.

« on: July 23, 2018, 09:56:42 PM »
Have we, between us, heard all of these? Several I don't recognise.

New to me are:
Satellites, Never Again Until The Next Time, Sunny Side Up & Last Lost Sheep.
Last time I heard it, Written Out had also been changed from the original version that had been played live.

Wilko Johnson - Manchester Academy (Saturday 12th May).
Wilko's got a new album out next month but I guess the May gigs were already booked before the release was scheduled.
A good bill although an early start at about 5.30.
Mollie Marriott - good voice but a bit boring really. 
Mike Sweeney & The Salford Jets (probably not too well known outside the area) - went down well with the locals, all the singles and a couple of decent cover versions.
Hugh Cornwell - good mix of solo and Stranglers songs with a couple of new tunes from the forthcoming album (also out in June).
Wilko - well, Wilko was Wilko. If you've seen him before, you know what to expect (and if not, why not). Great show, great musicians and even 3 songs from the new album (4 if you count "Take It Easy" which I guess on the new album is a re-recording of this older tune). Finished with Roxette, Back In The Night/She Does It Right and a rousing version of Bye, Bye Johnny.
Couldn't fault the venue on the night, everything ran on time, enough time between acts for a trip to the bar and a smoke although they couldn't wait to get rid of us at the end.
One of the last times that I was at the Academy, Wilko was was supporting the (Hugh-less) Stranglers. Hmm!

TV Live / Re: TV Gigs 2018
« on: May 13, 2018, 07:58:20 PM »
Went to "The Mayday Festival Of Solidarity" in Barnsley last Sunday. It was 2 day job but unfortunately, some of us workers have to work on a Saturday! My main reason was obviously to see "our guy" but there was a good mix of music and politics with a bit of poetry thrown in for good measure. TV's set was disappointingly short (see below), in fact "Chip" Hamer's introduction for Tim was only marginally shorter! How, when one band who should have been on before TV didn't show could they over run so that Mr Smith's set was cut down by about a third?

No Control
We Stand Alone
Only One Flavour
No Time To Be 21
Keys To The World
I Delete
The Lion & The Lamb
Gary Gilmore's Eyes
Bored Teenagers
One Chord

Must be some kind of record though - a standard gig with over 25% unreleased songs!

World Chat / Re: Sex and Drugs and Biscuit tins?
« on: April 09, 2018, 10:42:04 PM »
Whilst we're on the subject:
and there's more
Better not get any of these out when the vicar's round for tea.

World Chat / Re: Sex and Drugs and Biscuit tins?
« on: April 08, 2018, 06:39:54 PM »
Different biscuit maker but you could always keep your Hobnobs in them!

TV Live / Re: TV Gigs 2018
« on: April 01, 2018, 09:43:06 PM »

We need a recruitment drive. Does anyone have any TV SM!TH pens or vegan sweets we could sell door-to-door?
Might struggle with the sweets if they are only one flavour!

TV Live / Re: TV Gigs 2018
« on: April 01, 2018, 07:35:26 PM »
Excellent show at the Rising Sun Arts Centre Reading on Friday (and what a great venue) despite some technical problems at the start. No "Back From The Dead" for this Easter gig but 5 of the new songs and a rare outing of "My Place".
Set list:
Only One Flavour
No Time To Be 21
No Control
We Stand Alone
I Delete
Lion & The Lamb
My Place
The Drink
Expensive Being Poor
Immortal Rich
Land Of The Overdose
No Hope Street
My String Will Snap
Keys To The World
Generation Y
Gary Gilmore's Eyes
Bored Teenagers
One Chord Wonders
Good Times Are Back
Runaway Train Driver

A good crowd despite the bad weather and well worth the long drive also nice to have a chat with Paul North.
All being well, I'll be back in Reading later in the year for the TV support to The Skids.

TV Live / Re: TV Gigs 2018
« on: October 26, 2017, 10:02:18 PM »
Hopefully though for us this side of the channel it may mean a few UK gigs early in the year?
The following are now all confirmed for the start of next year:
25th January - Northwich "Salty Dog"
26th January - Bolton "Alma Inn"
27th January - Sunderland "Pop Recs Coffee Shop" guess there's a bar too!
28th January - Nottingham "Foreman's Bar" you'll be lucky if you can get to the bar!
19th April - Middlesbrough "Westgarth Social Club"
20th April - York "Fulford Arms
21st April - Brighton "Prince Albert"piercings optional
27th April - Wakefield "Warehouse 23" - festival thing with the Vibrators, Upstarts etc.

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