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TUTS WANTED to Run UK EARTHBOUND 08!

Had a brief e-chat with Teev about UK EARTHBOUND 08. We didn't nail anything down.

Have any TUTS got any great ideas?
« Last Edit: July 08, 2008, 10:02:27 AM by Tj »
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Re: UK EARTHBOUND 08
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2008, 09:40:46 PM »
My last great idea was in 1997.
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Re: UK EARTHBOUND 08
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2008, 09:32:25 AM »
Had a brief e-chat with Teev about UK EARTHBOUND 08. We didn't nail anything down.

Have any TUTS got any great ideas?


..please: early decision about the date...so there would be a chance to come to UK... :P
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Re: UK EARTHBOUND 08
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2008, 01:16:04 PM »
We haven't got a clue of who'll be helping TV in the organising yet, never mind the date and the location. Sorry Peter.

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Re: UK EARTHBOUND 08
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2008, 02:21:08 PM »
No Ideas - but I'm pleased that it looks like we'll have one!

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Re: UK EARTHBOUND 08
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2008, 06:27:43 PM »
Me thinks, Alan, that as Tj is focused on sorting out his special birthday party he just might be looking for another TUTS volunteer to help TV arrange EARTHBOUND UK this year. ;)

It's fair to share isn't it? :D
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Re: TUTS WANTED to Volunteer to Run UK EARTHBOUND 08!
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2008, 06:01:56 PM »
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No Ideas - but I'm pleased that it looks like we'll have one!

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I'm afraid at the moment I don't see any signs of us having a UK EARTHBOUND 2008 Alan, as we haven't had one single volunteer to date.

Ah! Well! At least I have my very own TV party.  :D :D :D

Come on TUTS step up. I've had a hand in the other UK EARTHBOUND's it must be someone else's turn this year.
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Re: TUTS WANTED to Volunteer to Run UK EARTHBOUND 08!
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2008, 06:44:38 PM »
Pardon my ignorance but what exactly IS Earthbound? ???

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Re: TUTS WANTED to Volunteer to Run UK EARTHBOUND 08!
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2008, 11:18:33 AM »
Over the last few years we've had some "fan gatherings" and special TV gigs (playing more "rarities") to go with them!  :D
Called "Earthbound", happened in UK as well as in Germany. See respective threads for details.
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Re: TUTS WANTED to Volunteer to Run UK EARTHBOUND 08!
« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2008, 04:42:56 PM »
Might not exactly belong here, but just a little note, that plans for Earthbound Germany 2008 will be taking shape as soon as dates for September/October are announced.
Organising Earthbound Germany is a lot easier than it is and has been for TJ to organise Earthbound UK.
Knowing that you don't have to look for a proper venue, takes a lot of hassle away from the task.
So all due respect to TJ for doing it over the past years!
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Re: TUTS WANTED to Volunteer to Run UK EARTHBOUND 08!
« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2008, 08:19:54 PM »
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Pardon my ignorance but what exactly IS Earthbound?

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Over the last few years we've had some "fan gatherings" and special TV gigs (playing more "rarities") to go with them! Called "Earthbound", happened in UK as well as in Germany.

Uli


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Organising Earthbound Germany is a lot easier than it is and has been for TJ to organise Earthbound UK.
Knowing that you don't have to look for a proper venue, takes a lot of hassle away from the task.
So all due respect to TJ for doing it over the past years!

Klaus

Why thank you Klaus and Uli. ;D

If I'm truly honest (don't read this bit Fred) I borrowed the EARTHBOUND idea from Mike Peters; The Gathering. It's about a gathering of TV fans to listen to favourite and rare songs by TV Smith. The title was taken from the song EARTHBOUND on Not A Bad Day. Being a fans gathering to see TV bound from locations all over the planet.

EARTHBOUND are (at least) two annual TV Smith gigs that are predimonately for the TV Smith United Tour Supporters (a.k.a his fans).

The main difference between a normal TV Smith gig and an EARTHBOUND gig is that at a normal gig TV doesn't put much effort into his set and he just coasts along. At EARTHBOUND he really goes for it and gives it every ounce of his energy.

...Okay! Okay! Okay alreaday! I admit it! I'm totally joking.

The real main difference is that at EARTHBOUND TV plays a string of really rare TV Smith songs from his back catalogue of 200 songs. These are voted for by his fans (The TUTS) and some like, Drowning On Dry Land, are chosen by TV himself. TV goes out of his way to shock fans by playing the very unexpected. Like... rare 80's demo's, The Revolutions The Same punk version, Dum De Dum by Sleaze, Some Kind Of War by Richard Strange and TV Smith and Daydreaming by Die Toten Hosen and TV Smith. The gigs also feature special guests like Richard Strange, Tim Cross and BB Quattro.

For me, they are always without doubt the best gigs of the year. 8)

The most popular locations to date have been The Anyway bar in Essen, Germany and the E&S Elland Brewery in West Yorkshire. Every year one of the UK gigs revolve around a theme of beer. Three have been in a brewery and three have been at beer festivals. So far there have been seven UK EARTHBOUNDS and three German EARTHBOUNDS.   

The whole fan club The TUTS were pretty much formed around the first EARTHBOUND at Southwick. In fact we first met the night before at The Verge to watch TV play with Erik Russell of The Explorers.

We sometimes have special gigs like the Strange Bloody Xmas and the two Exploring Madness gigs that are an offshoot of EARTHBOUND. To date these have included TV, Richard Strange and Stoner (from The Explorers) and someone else who's name escapes me.

Basically EARTHBOUNDS are awesome DJ and I'm keen to start talking about the 08 event because a year just wouldn't be the same without a UK EARTHBOUND.

Hope that helps clarify EARTHBOUND DJ.  :D 

Did I miss anything TUTS?

Any questions one and all?
           
« Last Edit: March 30, 2008, 08:22:49 PM by Tj »
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Re: TUTS WANTED to Run UK EARTHBOUND 08!
« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2008, 03:56:10 AM »
Erm, yes, you missed the Runaway Train Conga, which comprises of a few foolhardy TUTS who've had a few pints exhibiting the fact that they are more than slightly drunk while Alan and Gabumon collect video evidence... ;D
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Re: TUTS WANTED to Run UK EARTHBOUND 08!
« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2008, 12:39:26 PM »
So, is there a UK venue in mind? If not does it have to be large? And could it be in London or, say, Canning Town, East London. And when would it likely be?

The BH2 in Canning Town holds about 120 and I'd have no problem securing a date anytime after May.

Just thought I'd mention it. :)

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Re: TUTS WANTED to Run UK EARTHBOUND 08!
« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2008, 04:40:10 PM »
The gigs tend to be small and intermet DJ.

...But the main thing is that we have an EARTHBOUND.

If we have it in London, maybe some of the other TUTS living in Greater London could co-organise it. At least it will be good for travelling for the German TUTS and I hear it's pretty near TV Smith himself.

I don't really want to run it in Elland Brewery every year as the novelty feel could well wear off.

Interestingly the head brewer in Elland asked me yesterday if we wanted to have an EARTHBOUND gig there this year?
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Re: TUTS WANTED to Run UK EARTHBOUND 08!
« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2008, 04:48:40 PM »
I've asked Teev about the UK EARTHBOUND 08.

Let's see what The Great Man has to say. :D
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