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Glastonbury countdown – 19 days to go: DJ Miles Cleret

HMS Sweet Charity, Sat and Sun At any festival, especially a five-day behemoth like Glastonbury, there inevitably comes a time when your poor beleaguered legs can’t take it anymore and simply lose the will to move. Acts you’d been looking … Continue reading

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Son Of Dave, Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger / Bonkers / Devil Take My Soul

So the Big Day Out line-up was announced and everyone yawned. Well I did… but then it’s never about the headliners, it’s all about the Lilyworld, and the Lilyworld never got any better than Big Day Out 2009 when Son of Dave performed to a small … Continue reading

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Big Day Out in words, pics and other people’s videos

The obligatory round-up of the Big Day Out – a truly epic day, despite a catastrophic start to it all and torrential rain at the end. Big thanks to all involved – especially my wonderful friends for making the day spectacular. My hits and highligh… Continue reading

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Primal Scream, Come Together [live in London]

[Final Big Day Out anticipation post] If you aren’t jumping out of your skin with excitement about tomorrow – specifically Primal Scream’s slot at 8.35pm tomorrow – then you should take yourself to task and seriously question your judgment. And if… Continue reading

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[Big Day Out anticipation post #6] This is what the Lilyworld is all about. 2pm Friday. Can’t imagine anywhere I’d rather be. Continue reading

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Ratatat, Drugs

[Big Day Out anticipation post #5] There’s a lot of hype currently about ridiculous stock photos, such as Women Laughing Alone with Salad, Women Resisting Delicious Cakes & Pies or People Looking Shocked In Front of Computers. Allow me to introduc… Continue reading

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Primal Scream, Movin’ On Up

[Big Day Out anticipation post #4] Uh oh, what’s that weather up to? I can’t recall a rainy Big Day Out in recent history, but having endured the great flood of Glastonbury 2005, I reckon I’m up for anything. Embrace that rain – although possibly … Continue reading

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Iggy and the Stooges, Search & Destroy

[Big Day Out anticipation post #3] Last time Iggy and the Stooges came to the Big Day Out, I bopped so hard in the stands I attracted the attention of the TV news cameras and got a phone call from my mum. I’ve always loved this song, and I loved i… Continue reading

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LCD Soundsystem, Losing My Edge

[Big Day Out anticipation post #1] The count is on to the Big Day Out and I for one am bloody excited. I’d love to be able to catch these chaps for a record-breaking (for me) 8th time, but I suspect they’ll be usurped by Primal Scream (who I’ve on… Continue reading

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Blowfly, Rapp Dirty

The single best moment of my 2010 was sometime around 7pm on January 15th in a small grassy section of a stadium in south-east Auckland, when Blowfly took the Lilyworld stage at the Big Day Out (that’s him, below). Perhaps one of the saddest momen… Continue reading

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