Archives for category: Somewhere Inbetween Joy and Pain

So hear I am and i’ve finally found the time to blog and i would just like to that everyone who viewed my blog on Monday for making it the most successful day of my blog ever and just thanks if your reading this anyway

So last night i decided to get the PS2 back out for some classic Pro Evolution Soccer 4 and bloody hell is it good. I actually would rather play that than play FIFA 10. Got back on the master league with Sandbach F.C. and it’s the 2014 season first game was an D1 cup semi-final against Leece. We take a 1-0 lead in the first half only to let it slip in the last minute. So straight from the kick off we ran the ball down the pitch 2-1 game over. I hadn’t felt that good about a game in ages. Then i went on to win the Master League again

Today was a bit disappointing i decided to record a cover of Frontwards by Pavement of course one of my guitar strings broke i was trying to make it a horrible lo-fi cover and i ended up playing my guitar too hard. So now i have no idea to fix it. So then i went out to Pizza Hut (grrrr i don’t like pizza hut) because it’s my friend Adam’s birthday. It was nice to walk into Crewe by myself i haven’t done it in ages so i walked at a good pace listening to Funeral by Arcade Fire which felt good. So I got there and all i had was ice cream from the ice cream factory cos’ i’m a horrible cheap skate, i looked like a right wierdo, but i need money for gigs so it’s all worth it. Met someone new today, thats always a good thing i like meeting people. So then we go to watch “The Men Who Stared At Goats” if you love pointless comedy’s then this is the film for you. It wasn’t that i didn’t understand the humour it was just that it was predictable and stupid. And there was absolutely no plot overall it was just a completely pointless film and a waste of my money. But Adam enjoyed it so thats all that really matters considering that it is his birthday. One thing that annoy’s me thought is when my friends don’t understand me, it like i was trying to explain to them why i didn’t like it but they just don’t get it, it kind of makes me feel as if i’m being singled out for not liking something in particular but hey what can i do. So i walked home listening to Arcade Fire some more and that felt good

Tomorrow=haircut

James x

So saturday was looking like it was gonna be one of the best gigs of forever, something that i was almost certainly going to remember if only it were to be that simple (and no i didn’t take that photo)

So Greg and I arrive at  the beautiful Echo Arena in plenty of time arriving at about 5:00 so we start to queue up  and then realise were in the wrong place so we move round to the other side of the arena. There were still pretty unsure of where to stand as the place is horribly organised. So as you do we got chattin to this one guy and a couple of scouse girls. I don’t know how this conversation started but he goes to me “Los Campesinos!, Dananananaykroyd, Johnny Foreigner i can’t stand any of them” i felt my heart just tear apart. But he was lovely guy so i wasn’t gonna have a go at him or anything. Then were told to move again so we run down these steps and i tried to recreate to pose that is used on “The Boy With The Thorn In His Side” artwork.

Doors opened at 6:00 and it was nice to get inside out of the rain. So we get in and then we get talking to these girls from Northwich and we had a great chat about loads of random stuff. And it seems like most of the people i’ve met who’ve seen Up have cried in it. So we talk for about 2 hours then me meet this great guy called steve who took pictures and told us about turbo shandy’s (vodka and carling) and moz.

Doll and the Kicks came on stage at about 8:00 and played a few songs. To be honest for an unsigned band supporting Morrissey at a 11,o00 capacity venue is pretty good going and they were obviously very grateful for that opportunity but…. There just not my cup of tea, i won’t slate them because they don’t deserve it, they put on a half decent show and Doll very much reminded me of Marina from Marina and the Diamonds. They played about seven o.k songs and the came off.

So about half an hour after the massive projector screen that had once been hanging down from the stage instantly fell down. There was this horrible screaming noise and the stage was bathed in red light for about two minutes just building up the suspense and god Moz does it well. So he comes with his typical swagger “It’s Saturday night, it’s raining, it’s Liverpool and it’s perfect” he looked happy and completely up for it. BAM straight into “This Charming Man” god it was just so right seeing that man perform that song. I wouldn’t wanna be anywhere else in the world. He walked around the stage with such a presence reaching down to shake hands with the fans. He knows how to put on a show. This was then followed by me screaming “FUCK LC!” which i now take back. So “Black Cloud” such a fitting song for what happened next…

As he couched down once again to shake hands with fans. To the left all i see if this bottle of water fly straight at his forehead. The band carry on playing for about 3 seconds and he say’s “goodbye” and storms off stage with the band following behind.

Absolute uproar comes from the fans it was hard to tell who was booing moz and who was booing the guy who threw it, i was booing the guy who threw it. So then came various footballesque chants it seemed like some parts of the venue were shouting different things. It all seems like such a blur now. I was optimistic the lights hadn’t come back up the prick was then thrown out, so we chanted for him to come back on stage and booed the twat. Then out of the darkness came a crew member “Morrissey has been hit on the head with a bottle, the shows cancelled”. My first feeling was absolute shock, you just don’t think a thing like that could happen but it did. People around were crying, some people just shouting abuse at the crew. It was just crazy just trying to take in the whole situation. Why should a musical legend like that have to take that shit. This one guy comes up to us and goes “I’ve seen Morrissey for the past 20 years across the world, what do you kids know” TWAT!!!!!!! some of the obviously obsessive fans were just going mental, proper crazy.

So we saunter out of the venue just feeling completely dejected, shocked and upset. I felt like kicking people. People were even starting on each outside, drunken idiots, so we sat with the girls outside the Beatles museum for a while for a while and waited one of their dads to picked up like the gentleman which we are. And just tried to contemplate the whole situation. Some guy even asked if someone had thrown piss at him, what the fuck.

But hey i was there and i saw him play one song, fingers crossed for the refund

Setlist:

  1. This Charming Man
  2. Black Clo…

James x

Well i return home from school as normal today, once again continually frustrated by the sound of high pitched boy’s, grow some balls please. Anyway usual routine when i get from home grab some junk out of the kitchen cupboard  turn the laptop on, turn the telly on and not actually watch it. So yeah i was on my laptop and i see johnny foreigner are playing the sugarmill in November but of course that has to clash when i’m seeing White Lies so now i have a White Lies ticket for sale for Manchester Apollo on the 27th November if anyone is interested. But what ever gig i go to i know that i’ll be feeling bad. If i see White Lies i’ll be annoyed i’m not seeing Johnny Foreigner and if i see Johnny Foreigner i’ll be guilty i’m not seeing White Lies. Anyway…

This week has gone quite quick still riding the crest of a wave of happiness from Sunday which so far hasn’t broke so life is good. Commemoration day was on Wednesday this involved walking all the lower years to the church which wasn’t to bad to be honest. We got to  the church and i had a nice conversation with a few of them about what we want to do when were older. They also asked me if know anyone by the name of Jack, Ryan, Mike etc. and kept giggling when i said i knew someone by a certain name. Those kids better make the most of their years ahead of them and i could tell that they would, why should kids that age have to care about exams and stuff like that. And then i walked back with my Year 9 fan club apparently i’m the “Texas Walker Ranger” i hope that’s like being a power ranger if it is then i want to be the green one.

The weekend is looking good as well two gigs Slow Club and The Answering Machine (reviews to follow) this takes my gig tally to 3 within a week which i’d say is pretty good going. Macclesfield Town vs Lincoln City (000000hh Chris Sutton) as well on saturday this marks the return of my nan’s knitted bobble hat which i’m sure everyone is looking forward to seeing this winter, i’ll probably review the game as well. And just to make things even better i’m getting a free guitar..

James x