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Re: We Who Wait: TV on the TV \o/
« Reply #180 on: June 14, 2012, 01:17:25 AM »
I've not had a pennorth o' royalties off that Atilla chappie for wearing my name on his hoodie!
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Re: We Who Wait: TV on the TV \o/
« Reply #181 on: June 15, 2012, 06:35:32 PM »
Just watched it again.

It gets better every time.

TV we adore you. :D
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Re: We Who Wait: TV on the TV \o/
« Reply #182 on: June 15, 2012, 06:40:26 PM »
Has everyon seen the documentary yet?

I'm intching to talk about it's wonderful content?
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« Reply #183 on: June 15, 2012, 08:33:43 PM »
Old news - move on...
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Only joking!
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Re: We Who Wait: TV on the TV \o/
« Reply #185 on: June 16, 2012, 12:40:37 AM »
 :-*
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Re: We Who Wait: TV on the TV \o/
« Reply #186 on: June 16, 2012, 10:01:13 AM »
Has everyon seen the documentary yet?

Very busy here, but hoping to watch it a second time soon.
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Re: We Who Wait: TV on the TV \o/
« Reply #187 on: June 16, 2012, 10:50:48 AM »
Once is good enough. Second times even better Uli. :D

Let's start a good old fashioned TVSmith united tour supporters discussion on the documentary...

Yes I love it all too before you answer that. :-*

Live clip wise it's ACE to finally see The Drowning Men on Whistle Test, yet my favourite bits are how it starts and how it ends.

With a touch of irony it starts with Runaway Train Driver. diK Strange captures exactly what TV is all about. From TV's energy and raw passion to his message and purpose (what TV later talks about as his destiny that found him - with Attila as the catalyst).

It's fascinating for me that the bit that frustrated me so much on my first boozey watch; THE END is now the part of the documentary that hits me right in the heart. Those final extremly moving words from Dave Thompson, Attila and Teev capture the last 36 years perfectly. It brings a tear to my eyes every time.

By the way have you realised who is cheering TV on in the last three seconds of the video just before TV Comes In To Land?
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Re: We Who Wait: TV on the TV \o/
« Reply #188 on: June 17, 2012, 12:45:23 PM »
Sorry, nice weather and all that, will rather go outside than staying in watching videos. Later, later...  ;)

Where is the clip with CITL live from? (might give a clue to who cheers along)
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Re: We Who Wait: TV on the TV \o/
« Reply #189 on: June 18, 2012, 03:38:37 PM »
Waiting for the re-run!!!  but feel free to discuss!!

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« Reply #190 on: June 21, 2012, 12:14:27 AM »
Thanks for the green light EKTAFF and for getting us back on track.

What did you think about TV's documentray TUTS?
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Re: We Who Wait: TV on the TV \o/
« Reply #191 on: June 22, 2012, 11:53:06 PM »
Little knocks against a big door.

Does anyone want to talk about the documentary?
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« Reply #192 on: June 23, 2012, 10:03:26 AM »
Was there a docu?

Ok, I plan to re-watch it today!
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Re: We Who Wait: TV on the TV \o/
« Reply #193 on: June 23, 2012, 02:41:49 PM »
Finally I got round to watching the great docu again today! :)

I took a few notes with random thoughts, so I'll just go through these now:
Great start with "Runaway Train Driver"! Good to hear a bit of Sleaze.
Nice to see The Damned & Brian James make an appearance (sadly the folks over at the Damned board have become quite a boring lot, so no hope of them discussing much of this).
Good to learn more about Michael Dempsey and the way he managed the band(s).
Got to admit John Robb is a bit difficult to understand for me (he talks so fast and this northern accent).  :-[
Great to see and hear Tim Cross, Richard Strange and Dave Thompson.  8)
So much great footage and great (rare) photos all over the docu! (Love the pic of Gaye and Joey Ramone - where did I see this before? Possibly in Ian Dickson's book full of "punk" photos.)
Good point about the "song structures" with the Adverts' songs. I heard a few of TV's support band talk about this, when they rehearsed some of them (in hope of playing them with TV) they soon realised they weren't as simple as they first thought, with unexpected breaks and bridges etc.! The producers (Miles, J. Leckie) talk a lot of sense here.  :)
Tom Newman even lists "Cast of thousands" in his top three (from the albums he produced, don't know much about his productions, must look it up someday)!
There is footage to be seen from the movie "Brennende Langeweile", but no mention of it in the docu.
Then we get to the 80's. Wasn't this a paranoid time with all the nuclear weapons pointing in all directions?  :(
(At least TV wrote great songs about this with "Tomahawk Cruise", "Beautiful Bomb", "War Fever" etc.)
Sadly a missed chance of mentioning that the "lost" 80's demos are being released nowadays (happy ending and all that)!
Great to see some footage of Cheap! Also I like the short live clip of "March of the giants". Plus a pic of the tour diary book.
Nice quote by TV about how "your own destiny comes to find you".  8)
Still missing a mention of TV's friends he likes to perform with from time to time or help him to record his albums! (DTH & Vom especially.)
Also one (minor) mistake: "Not a bad day" was released in 2003, not 2001.
Of course the live performance of "Expensive being poor" brings it all to a great ending for this docu.
A very enjoyable hour and I'm sure I'll watch it again. Hoping that many people who watched it on telly will go check out TV's gigs!
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Re: We Who Wait: TV on the TV \o/
« Reply #194 on: June 23, 2012, 04:01:46 PM »
Great review Uli.

As someone who specialises in helping people to find their life purpose, I too enjoyed what TV said about destiny coming to find you.

Great AIR spot on Not A Bad Day. I wonder if it was because they were going to include Useless from 2001 and then decided to leave it out.
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