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kneeshooter
kneeshooter
Still hurting
Full write-up, erm, maybe later. In the meantime the weekend - a day early.

Friday I had a night out in Birmingham, back to Edwards no less. It's still as much of a shithole as ever and I still look forward to the smoking ban (whenever that is). Anyway - saw some bands - Acid Tongue (aargh my ears!); Tin Omen (good but still a bit old school); Zeitgeist Zero (didn't work for me) and Mechanical Cabaret (better than I remember and while not challenging were watchable). Then, when Smitt and Phil turned I up I had a little boogie (very little) and then cycled home, without hitting any skips.

Saturday was Kryogenix - for a couple of hours at least - and the start of an ongoing photographic rights row (sigh). I went to the gym and did 5k on the treadmill which was kinda-fun. Very glad I did as walking 5m is currently a little on the painful side.

Sunday, on the train for Black Celebration for 9 bands and nearly 1200 photos. Most of them are absolutely rubbish due to new energy saving regulations which meant they didn't bother having any lights on for most of the bands. In brief... Modulate (really enjoyed); I Am Immune (jury still out but they were having fun); DeathBoy (not my bag, but Jason's strop was very watchable); V2A (hmmm); Knifeladder (liked, worth investigating - whale music for rivet heads); Chaos Engine (didn't do it for me); Psyche (aaargh, where's the exit - but better than Dark City); XPQ-21 (better at Whitby last weekend IMO) and Suicide Commando (better than when I saw them at Infest and actually quite pleasant). Then a run for the train and back ~2am.

One each of the 13 bands from the weekend under the cut. More eventually.
Black Celebration, London, 5 November 2006

Suicide Commando XPQ-21 Psyche
Chaos Engine Knifeladder V2A
Deathboy I Am Immune Modulate

Darkfire, Birmingham, 3 November 2006

Mechanical Cabaret Zeitgeist Zero
Tin Omen Acid Tongue

Click for larger, as usual, but no-one ever does.
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Comments
jasontheknight From: jasontheknight Date: November 8th, 2006 08:15 am (UTC) (Link)
Aw, you've gone off us again ;)

I love that photo of us though - good work feller :)
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: November 8th, 2006 08:38 am (UTC) (Link)
It was the only moment with some light - which I think was someone else's flash.

I've not gone off you. I respect you as musicians, but personally prefer a slightly different kind of music ;-)

What were those strangely shaped bits of wood and string you were holding anyway?
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liz_lowlife From: liz_lowlife Date: November 8th, 2006 10:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
I agree. It's a blinder!
karohemd From: karohemd Date: November 8th, 2006 09:31 am (UTC) (Link)
Now I don't feel too bad about my BC shots. ;o)
The Modulate one is ace, though, very clear.
I'd be interested in the tech specs of your pics at one point, just to see how you coped. Feel free to mail me or not.

The lights seem to have been far better at Darkfire (which I assume was a smaller venue), at least you had some from the front.
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: November 8th, 2006 09:41 am (UTC) (Link)
All the "bigger versions" have full EXIF on them (or at least should have). The glasses one came out well.

And yes, Edwards isn't too bad for light when they bother to turn them on - though it's always very yellow.
karohemd From: karohemd Date: November 8th, 2006 09:45 am (UTC) (Link)
*checks* Yep, cheers!

Better yellow than red...
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: November 8th, 2006 09:51 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah - I almost added that. But then why spoil a lighting moan!
wrong1 From: wrong1 Date: November 8th, 2006 09:48 am (UTC) (Link)
Agreed.
The reflection of keyboard in the glasses is a master touch.
Even if accidental ;)
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: November 8th, 2006 09:50 am (UTC) (Link)
It wasn't :-)

I was trying for a reflection of his laptop screen but couldn't get that clearly enough (though I think there are some where it's not too bad - just this one was better on a first pass).
wrong1 From: wrong1 Date: November 8th, 2006 01:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
No, I didn't mean I thought it was, just thought I'd allude to the possiblity.
karohemd From: karohemd Date: November 8th, 2006 09:55 am (UTC) (Link)
Getting the reflection wasn't difficult, it's getting it right where the mastery lies (and I failed). ;o)
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kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: November 8th, 2006 10:48 am (UTC) (Link)
What is this Futurepunk thing of which you speak?
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kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: November 8th, 2006 11:12 am (UTC) (Link)
Ah - no. Thursdays in London are rarely good, plus I have an exhibition opening night that day. So shall be slightly pished I suspect.
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spiked_n_bloody From: spiked_n_bloody Date: November 8th, 2006 11:00 am (UTC) (Link)
I must have blinked when you took that Deathboy pic.
None of mine had enough light. Not one. F$*@£
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: November 8th, 2006 11:11 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah.
karohemd From: karohemd Date: November 8th, 2006 11:25 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, mine are all backlit. I mainly have outlines, which really pissed me off because Deathboy was the reason I was there. The two best ones are in this set.

*waves* I'm the guy who Johan van Roy kicked the monitor at. ;o)
spiked_n_bloody From: spiked_n_bloody Date: November 8th, 2006 12:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
*waves back*
Johan hugged me XD
karohemd From: karohemd Date: November 8th, 2006 12:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
:oÞ
echo_echo From: echo_echo Date: November 8th, 2006 08:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
LOL, I knew I should have gone with contacts. :P
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: November 8th, 2006 08:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
No! It's a good shot that wouldn't have worked with contacts!
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