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voxvox 24 May 2004 16:04

Any one see the bands thurs- any feed back?</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


johnbeing 25 May 2004 17:49

yep. kissingers. first time i've seen them, wasn't sure what to expect. didn't expect that though. by the end of it, i was loving it. kind of reminded me of early, really early PULP. good time band. didn't see the waitresses, because i was at the duke watching Indio Mau. Go see these guys if you get the chance...they're pretty cool. Just flat out rock...cowboy shirts and all that stuff that the kiddies love nowadays.</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


michaela79 25 May 2004 19:41

I saw The Kissingers at Indie Initiative loved their show, reminded me very much of The Cure, thought the lead singer was sensational!!.</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


fenderfat 25 May 2004 21:43

Sure they were good but did u see The beings Ill admit I know the drummer but id never heard them and they were just awsome best melbourne band ive seen in ages!</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


system 27 May 2004 14:19

The Kissingers were pretty darn good, they stole the show.
I saw them earlier in the year when they were called 'The Jet Set', they were brilliant.Glad they changed the name.

I felt a little bit sorry for The Beings, they had a hard act to follow but they were pretty tight.

Saw the last few songs of Waitress, not bad...not my thing but they knew what they were doing.</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


MasterB8 4 Jun 2004 19:21

That is all so weird. I thought the Kissingers sucked. I understand what they were trying to do (and even what they were aiming at was not really my thing), but they fell far short of the mark. I don't care how much dancing you do, it won't make up for boring music. I wouldn't usually bag any band, but you guys seem so wrapped up in it.</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


Tupelo 4 Jun 2004 20:37

M-8,
sucked, amybe harsh, but you are entitled.
I saw the first band via stream, and the Kiss..... live.
I, although not a huge fan of their style, I thought their muscianship was good and they put on a pretty good show. I enjoyed it.
The thought the last band played well too.</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


system 4 Jun 2004 21:31

Geez dude you must have had your dick stuck in your ear because The Kissingers were fantastic.

They basically stole the night and had the crowd in their hand...always a good sign of a good band.
But don't take my word for it..both Neil Wedd's review and James Beans review concurr with my review...and we've been around the scene for a long time to know a great band when we hear one.
With all due respect to the other two bands playing that night, they were good at what they did, they were fine musicans..but the crowd were not turned on by it..
And that's the key...don't matter what your objective tastes are, if you can't win a crowd over then you gotta go back to the drawing board.

As for their songs, I have a copy of their Jet Set E.P from last year and it's fantastic.


Methinks you're either tone deaf or are suffering sour grapes...</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


Tupelo 6 Jun 2004 22:34

I assume you're referring to M-8's dick in his ear!
You are right with the audience, they were quite appreciative and correct, THAT's WHAT MATTERS. With that, you can't please everyone.......</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


MasterB8 7 Jun 2004 18:47

Excuse me, I didn't realise this forum was restricted to positive piss-in-your-pocket posts. I will refrain from expressing an opinion different to the status quo in the future.</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


system 8 Jun 2004 08:25

People want facts not the incoherant ramblings of the tone deaf.

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MasterB8 9 Jun 2004 18:40

How unpredictable. What you believe is fact, and anyone else's opinion is bullshit. You are a wanker.</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


RoyceHawk 10 Jun 2004 10:09

SETTLE YOUR PETALS!

This is too silly for sanctimony or superciliousness! NO mere band is inextricably beyond reproach or reward.

I liked the Kissingers, but I can understand how many people don't like that sort of thing. In the same way I loathe the Darkness, yet others - including (supposedly) high-minded critics - have lauded them.

Even genius' are canned from time to time until 'the cool' visits them and decides they're acceptable. In his day, Thelonious Monk was accused of heresy by the jazz-elite.

Without a robust and articulate debate, our pop culture would curdle and stink up the place - which is perhaps why the media ought to get a new set of incisors and be a little more daring and less bovine in its mastication of all things music.</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


dickduck 10 Jun 2004 15:13

Yeah the Kissingers were awesome huh! Yeah, the thing I liked most about them was that they sucked. I hate the Kissingers. I'll definately go see them again!
Kissingers, if you are reading this, you guys rock! And do everyone a favour - split up.</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


voxvox 11 Jun 2004 14:44

Dear System, Why would any self respecting band" go back to the drawing board" just because a really small group of people did not "get it"...well according to you anyway. Artists dont write to please everybody- they write to please themselves because music is like religion to them. It is cathartic, which means emotionally cleansing,purifying...so to think that an artist is going to purge their soul differently to please you is selfish and naive.</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


Tupelo 18 Jun 2004 17:41

GREAT NIGHT LAST NIGHT UPSTAIRS AT REVOLVER. EFFIN' ROCKED.</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


system 19 Jun 2004 19:34

Mr voxvox...

What your're talking about isn't art, it's masturbation.

I don't go to see a band to see them purify their collective colons, I want to connect , I want to be entertained, I want to be uplifted, I want to be smashed to the ground...I want them to COMMUNICATE with the audience.
Now if the band can retain their artistic integrity and still entertain and enrapture an audience then they deserve the plaudits.

But if a band expect 100+ people to turn up on a week night gig simple to witness them toss off on stage with their 'perceived middle class emotional demons' then they will soon find the room bored stiff and unimpressed.

British India made me jump for joy, The Kissingers made me smile, The Portrait of elixer made me laugh......the connection , the muse, the audience appreciation....brilliant.

If you can't connect , go back to the drawing board.




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Tupelo 19 Jun 2004 23:54

Enough already.
But it is good to see so much passion..........
Let's look at the positives for the II.
The quality of bands has been great.
It'll keep getting bigger.
Last Thurs was a really great night and I've been to a couple of other nights (including seeing the kissingers), and it just keeps getting better. The quality of Melbourne bands at the minute is amazing.</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


voxvox 21 Jun 2004 17:28

Dear System, That's Ms.Voxvox thank-you. I do understand and appreciate what you are saying. I was the singer in WAITRESS and that was my second gig ever. i won't go all the way back to drawing board, I will continue to try and improve what I am doing. i will probably connect better as I gain more confidence and experience. At least i am doing what I love and if you didn't like it....Too bad</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


Tupelo 21 Jun 2004 20:04

You're doing what ya love and that's all that counts...........
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voxvox 21 Jun 2004 22:23

Thanks Tupelo.I just think my band are really lucky to all have jobs to support our love (sometimes hate) of rehearsing and it might be wrong but we don't write music to win crowds or we'd be aspiring popstars right? We love watching live music doing it's thing and just dig the fact we've got arms and legs to have a shot at it too.Fuck it's a drama getting every one to rehearsals from time to time but when you hit that riff, even when nobodies listening, it outrides the day job for days....take care</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


system 21 Jun 2004 23:31

Miss voxvox, don't take the critisism too personally.
I thought you guys played really well and had decent songs..I see maybe 100 bands per month and Iv'e seen some win the crowd and others crash and burn.
I wasn't taking a direct pop at your band, I was pointing out to the person who bagged The Kissingers that it doesn't matter if you love or hate their music you have to tip your hat to their stagecraft and ability to win over a crowd.
Once a band can achieve this they are half way there .....


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voxvox 22 Jun 2004 13:19

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Micksta 22 Jun 2004 16:55

lets move on shall we, has anybody got any reviews for the last couple of II gigs ???</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


MrLoud 22 Jun 2004 17:53

Reviews are available on this site. Go to Home and look out for Reviews.

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Micksta 23 Jun 2004 13:19

Yeah, cheers for that. I was referring to punter reviews rather than the official reviews :)</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


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