1. avatar dirty stevie smitty
    anyone else see this today? He didn't hold back there with his views on NIMIC and their recent showcase to New York. I nearly spat my tea over the paper.


    Discuss
  2. avatar remaderyan
    McNamee is no Griswold.
  3. avatar MtCaramel
    Gus Griswold is no TJ Dettweiler.
  4. avatar Pete
    Any chance of a brief summary Smitty?
  5. avatar Rocky
    i'd love to see it,
    see what it was all about,

    for us, the event gave us a great opportunity to get people in a room that we've been chasing for a long time, and positive things have come from playing it already.
    I view it as every bit important and beneficial as playing SXSW for Oppenheimer this year.
  6. avatar T Entertainment
    The local Mirror isn't online, could someone make with the moneyshot here?!
  7. avatar rigsyATL
    he basically said it was a bit of a waste of time because of the timing - right after SXSW and the fact it was on a monday night.
  8. avatar Dirty Stevie Grizz
    the gist was "why was it so soon after SXSW" and "why was it on a monday night"?

    wasn't it?
  9. avatar Dirty Stevie Grizz
    quite. :-D
  10. avatar T Entertainment
    Ah. Well, seems to have worked for Oppenheimer?
    I haven't a notion about this fest thing it seemed to come out of the blue...
    Which bands had a problem with it?
  11. avatar rigsyATL
    think it worked for a lot of bands - alloy mental, la faro, iain archer, oppenheimer etc etc all played two shows as far as i can gather.
    it coincided with snow patrol @ madison square gardens as well.
    there'll be meaty coverage of the whole thing on atl online and an atl tv special for those of you interested.
  12. avatar PaulATL
    As with all these things, the proof is in the pudding. Hopefully something will come out of it, but if it doesnt then it will smack of junket for all of us imho.

    In terms of the actual event having been present there were a whack of industry types there and I know that Duke Special had 3 meetings the following day off the back of the performance. Foy Vance seemed to get some heads turned.
    Cashier no9 won the crowd over incredibly well but I dunno if Danny and co got any interest, same with the other turns. Turn out was good but not amazing and all bands played very well. We're going to follow it up and see just what came of it.
    Paul M has a point tho, in that if anything it seems to have be thrown at the Snow Patrol date, which was a double-edged sword, but I dunno if that was the case or not.

    edit due to typing in darkness!
  13. avatar Rocky
    Review on BBC America,

    http://www.bbcamerica.com/content/23/anglophenia.jsp?bc_id=144
  14. avatar whosbainejakey
    [quote:180860b998]There was a deeply disturbing, anarchist aggro-techno band, Alloy Mental (official site, MySpace) , that performed. The group's lead singer scowled, growled, swung his microphone like a lasso, jettisoned his mike stand into the crowd, menaced his bassist, and skulked off stage when it appeared the crowd wasn't quite as into it as he would have liked. I found it all very camp.[/quote:180860b998]

    :lol:
  15. avatar gl2200
    [quote:7781e256fc]The winner for Most Likely to Succeed was a two-man collective from Belfast named Oppenheimer ... they make a lot more noise than two people should. I kept mentioning to my co-worker that they had to be hiding a bassist and another guitarist backstage to fill out their sound. [/quote:7781e256fc]

    Will you tell him, or shall I?
  16. avatar smittennn
    [quote:588af590ec]we saw Duke Special (official site, MySpace), the one-man band created by Belfast native Peter Wilson. ... His sound suggested Keane melded with a more eccentric, Kurt Weill sensibility. [/quote:588af590ec]
    KEANE? no, no, NO!!!

    the above excerpt about Martin and Oppenheimer, agreed.
    yet nothing about LAFARO, CASHIER NO.9 or ROBYN? tsk, tsk, tsk.
  17. avatar The Ronster
    Duke Special sounds like Aimee Mann.

    Honest, he does!

    Oh, I mean it as a huge compliment too.
  18. avatar comprachio
    that article (the bbcamerica one) was a bit poorly written but its good to see some of the bands got on well!
  19. avatar dodgi stereo
    Has anyone got the ability to link - paste the Mirror article this thread was originally about?
  20. avatar zebulon
    Here's a PDF of the article:

    [url=http://www.blacktelescope.co.uk/stuff/2007-03-30.pdf]click here[/url]
  21. avatar Lord Monocle of Kandahar
    I say, one doesn't have to be a Kremlinologist to realise dark political forces lie behind this wheeze! Reminds me of my time behind the Curtain, pinkoes everywhere, chap didn't know who to trust or what the bigger picture was. Reading that was like the time we caught Philby in the khazi at the Prague embassy's Christmas bash with his pants down. More than meets the eye what?
    Manhattan though eh? Finest bordellos in the Western world. We turned manys an Ivan with that old ruse. Of course chap had to testdrive the goods first! Be bally negligence not to, see?
  22. avatar The Natural
    Why the big surprise?
    Paul's Oh Yeah's unofficial PR man, and this seems to be a Press Release to help undermine the "opposition" on any pretext.
    That's why he's deftly omitted NIMICs long history in sending so many of the best musos to SXSW as well, including Oppenheimer, Snow Patrol, Duke Special (resulting in his V2 deal)Foy Vance, the Answer and many more. They've also sent dozens of bands to Midem and elsewhere, and taking any chance to send people to NY on a showcase was a great opportunity that anyone would have jumped at.
    Complaining about its bad enough, but running down the organisation that they all have had no problem dealing with and taking money from in the past is a bit rich.
    The remark about the deep pockets of money is derogatory,making it look as if there's cash aplenty instead of the fact that NIMIC survives on a pitiful shoestring to do its work.
    If you've to criticise, be honest at least.
  23. avatar feline1
    Aw!

    [img:d8b01e693b]http://members.lycos.co.uk/felinedream/feline_week/stu_baille.jpg[/img:d8b01e693b]
  24. avatar rentaghost
    Publishing misinformation (and apparently vindictive misinformation at that) in a national newspaper is hardly an auspicious move in a PR campaign for an organisation such as Oh Yeah hopes to be

    Surely[i:a80559db56] that [/i:a80559db56]can't be the reason behind this article, can it?

    Should prove to be an interesting time ahead....
  25. avatar Speed Demon
    "grant money swilling around NIMIC's deep pockets"?
  26. avatar rigsyATL
    this is absolutely nothing to do with me, but i can say it was me who had the copy of the mirror and stumbled upon the article. i showed it to stuart as he sits near me and was at the gig in new york, supporting it, like the rest of ATL (we'll be braodcasting material from it very soon).

    anyway, it was the first he knew of it, and like most people, he was extremely surprised by the harsh tone and general content of the article.
  27. avatar nomeansyup
    My first post!
    that report in the mirror is a fucking disgrace- no way is it motivated by the day of the week of some fucking show case in new York.
  28. avatar The Natural
    [quote:4cc2045406]anyway, it was the first he knew of it, and like most people, he was extremely surprised by the harsh tone and general content of the article.[/quote:4cc2045406]

    Good, I'll look forward to hearing him say so publicly.
  29. avatar tinpot anto
    A rift between NIMIC and OH Yeah would be an utter disgrace.

    NIMIC, despite a querrulous beginning, has established itself as a really positive force on the scene here - supporting touring acts, workshops, education and general soundness.

    Oh Yeah is the perfect complement to their work, and the two should be hand in hand the whole way.
  30. avatar thesneakybandit
    [quote:11cde47635="tinpot anto"]A rift between NIMIC and OH Yeah would be an utter disgrace.

    NIMIC, despite a querrulous beginning, has established itself as a really positive force on the scene here - supporting touring acts, workshops, education and general soundness.

    Oh Yeah is the perfect complement to their work, and the two should be hand in hand the whole way.[/quote:11cde47635]

    as far as i'm aware the rift is already well underway...
  31. avatar Lord Monocle of Kandahar
    [img:da320cc20c]http://www.townsend-records.co.uk/i/covers/6586622.jpg[/img:da320cc20c]

    There may be trouble ahead
    But while there's moonlight and music and love and romance
    Let's face the music and dance


    Gin Sling, anyone? One may as well have a cocktail as one watches the floorshow.
  32. avatar tinpot anto
    Some Ego's need a serious slap in the bake in that case.

    A55hole self-important ballbags.

    If these guys worked as lifeguards their response to a drowning child would be to stand on the beach and proclaim that they are the saviour of all children
  33. avatar nomeansyup
    sure as long as you say its all for the kids you can get away with anything..a vicous fight for public cash why does it always come down to this???getting your mates to slander the other side in the press is what the worst corporations do for fucks sake
    fucking shameful
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  35. avatar nomeansyup
    ah what i heard tonite about this was just lovly..those guys are playing really nice here.really fucking depressing..
  36. avatar the dirty weed
    [quote:00698bd1d0="drakeguild"]What is NIMIC? I see that being thrown about on here a lot and I have no idea what the hell it is.[/quote:00698bd1d0]

    you should check out google. it's lethal

    http://www.nimusic.com/
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  38. avatar rentaghost
    [quote:f381d3735f]acting the hard man[/quote:f381d3735f]

    :lol: :lol:
  39. avatar Gogs
    [quote:7acf14e53d="the dirty weed"]
    check out google or i'll knack yer f*ckin' ballicks in!

    [/quote:7acf14e53d]
  40. avatar the dirty weed
    haha! i'm always saying that on the streets
  41. avatar dirty stevie smitty
    Aye, just the other day, that dirty weed fella told me to 'f##k away off you Cliftonville ballix'.

    I was most upset.
  42. avatar The Natural
    [quote:2907a98459]Oh Yeah is the perfect complement to their work, and the two should be hand in hand the whole way. [/quote:2907a98459]

    That's be the ideal solution.
    You're forgetting the NI "Highlander" mentality tho.
    "There Can Be Only One"
  43. avatar Warren Drugs
    [quote:59925304cf="drakeguild"]
    And you should learn to be less cheeky and acting the hard man leek.[/quote:59925304cf]

    [img:59925304cf]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/coatcoat/fantabentblick.jpg[/img:59925304cf]

    Look at him there, acting the hard man as usual..
  44. avatar T Entertainment
    Mark Reid once extorted my lunch money after menacing me with a Pavement cassingle.
  45. avatar Staralfur
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/coatcoat/fantabentblick.jpg

    of course he's a hard man. he looks like the beast from the east in shooting stars :)
  46. avatar Lord Monocle of Kandahar
    My, this recent heat has raised merry hell with my haemorroids! Time for a tincture, what?