1. avatar dirty stevie smitty
    Dirty Stevie v The Tin Pot Operation

    Saturday 22nd March 2008 at the Bunker in Lavery's

    Admission £4

    [img]http://a828.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/2/l_55214d2608940baaef881052108c6c8b.jpg[/img]

    After what seems like a lifetime of both bands giving each other stick online, we have finally gotten around to organising a gig with each other.

    I can honestly say it will not be some sort of local love in, as we will be looking forward to taking them to the cleaners. No doubt they feel the same. But f##k em.

    This is the 1st of a 2 legged affair, the other gig will take place before the end of the year and at a venue choosen by the TPO. More likely a skip somewhere in Poleglass.

    [url]http://www.myspace.com/dirtysteviebelfast[/url]

    [url]http://www.myspace.com/tinpotoperation[/url]

    Let the battle commence.
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  2. avatar kingmob
    Do people have to prove their working class credentials before they are allowed in?
  3. avatar tinpot anto
    Smitty is a ginger protestant middle class snob from Newtonards, there's no point in asking him.
  4. avatar dirty stevie smitty
    Sure Anto, you only went a did what the vast majority of Westies do when they get a legal disposable income...
























    Move out of West Belfast.

    How is Craigavon these days anyway?
  5. avatar nonlogic liam
    Middle class people from the New Lodge and West Belfast! It truely is the end of days. There must be something about this in the bible?
  6. avatar tinpot anto
    Still 60% cheaper than West Belfast for equivalent properties. :)

    This gig will be good, well at least half of it will the other half will consist of predictable clichéd cock rock from a load of has-beens.

    That's describing the Dirty Stevie half of the gig, in case some of you imagination free bums try to shoehorn a witty quip that that somehow describes the whizzing ball of creative energy that is the TPO at present.
  7. avatar The enfant terrible
    It reminds me of the likes of Jay-Z and Dr.Dre and the likes and how they moved out of the hood when they got money. Now TPO and Dirty Stevie have gone and burried their beef. A lesson to be learned.
  8. avatar tinpot anto
    The beef has not been buried, this will be an opportunity for beef to be exposed and waved about in public in order for people to judge who has the beefiest beef, and who in fact is peddling the lardy pork.

    :)

    (that metaphor completely got away from me there :lol:
  9. avatar goatboy
    I personally think that the Dirt should cover a TPO tune for this event and vice versa.
  10. avatar tinpot anto
    Nah well if we just play some Thin Lizzy riffs over a 4/4 beat while shouting "Babaaaayyy, yeeeeaaaaahhh" no-one will know the difference :)
  11. avatar goatboy
    [quote:cb9548cf7e="tinpot anto"]Nah well if we just play some Thin Lizzy riffs over a 4/4 beat while shouting "Babaaaayyy, yeeeeaaaaahhh" no-one will know the difference :)[/quote:cb9548cf7e]

    :lol: :lol: :lol:
  12. avatar fastfude
    So many [url=http://fastfude.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=4887]scene points[/url] could be accumulated at this gig that the whole music scene could collapse into a singularity. This could be the end. Steady-state scenesters and Big Bang scenesters finally have a chance to test their [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultimate_fate_of_the_universe]theories[/url].
  13. avatar dirty stevie smitty
    Well you West Belfast f##kwit, at least I won't be singing/moaning about the appartatus of the state, Noam Chomsky, Stalin, lalt, yer ma etc in a crudely extended West Belfast accent.


    From our end of things, 4/4/ beats are out. Soul Guitar is in. Expect something uplifting bordering on near religious. The best rock n roll band in the country is back.
  14. avatar nonlogic liam
    [quote:d89046aa54]Expect something uplifting bordering on near religious[/quote:d89046aa54]

    Less uplifting, more religious... I'm going to form an Islamic extremist pop ballad band in response to this blatant lapse of musical taste on Dirty Stevie's part.
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  15. avatar tinpot anto
    [quote:6569d36fa5]The best rock n roll band in the country[/quote:6569d36fa5]

    I thought Pay*ola copyrighted that tagline, or are you paying them royalties you should pay them for some of those riffs too, while you're at it!
  16. avatar tenrabbits
    [quote:dee894ebc0="tinpot anto"]The beef has not been buried[/quote:dee894ebc0]

    Of course not.. I'd imagine you're saving for that for backstage after a few bottles of bucky..
  17. avatar rentaghost
    I think I just found a job for Goatboy...





















    [img:7a3035d526]http://www.boxing2005.com/RingGirls/MandalayBabe3.jpg[/img:7a3035d526]

    I insist, nay DEMAND, that Goatboy is the ring card girl for this event.
  18. avatar charlysays2
    this gig is enough to make me relocate, relocate back to Belfast. For the night anyway.
  19. avatar dirty stevie smitty
    Just so people know that it's on Easter Saturday night, and we have full control of the Bunker for the evening. I think kicking out time is 12.30am.

    Personally I think it's going to be one of the best local gigs of the year. There is literally no love lost between both camps.

    You also have the fact that the TPO have recorded a album full of new material at the Blueroom and we will be going in with Rocky in the next couple of months to do the same. Expect a lot of new tunes on the night, and then you'll be able to gauge where both bands are at.
  20. avatar Chi-Lite
    This thread only serves to show what boring self-involved bastards you all are, and I therefore wont be going unless theres a Willy and the Mighty Magnificents' tribute band supporting, and the night's rounded off by a mass sing-a-long of "I Just Couldn't Say", by Lorraine and the Delights. And I can be Lorraine


    Cock Rock/Indie Political Punk Rock ballix.

    Check it baby, check it check it baby. Check it baby, check it check it baby.
  21. avatar kingmob
    [quote:80611a13d9="dirty stevie smitty"]Personally I think it's going to be one of the best local gigs of the year. There is literally no love lost between both camps.[/quote:80611a13d9]

    It's like Blur vs Oasis never happened.

    I reckon whoever performs the best set is officially awarded 'FastFude voice of the working classes'. Viva la revolucion!
  22. avatar Ratoot
    [quote:8d2eb28a3c]Sure Anto, you only went a did what the vast majority of Westies do when they get a legal disposable income...

    Move out of West Belfast.
    [/quote:8d2eb28a3c]

    I'm still in West Belfast ya w*nkbucket!!!

    Altho that suggests i don't have legal or a disposable income.


    I have neither.




    Wanna buy a stereo?


    This will be our first gig in the bunker since the last time I vowed never to play it again.


    May I add that that's the only remarkable thing about this gig, as far as I'm concerned, it's just like all the other gigs we play with run-of-the-mill, pseudo-tribute bands, with bland predictable songs, and over-used riffage.

    The first person to say "fat" and "ginger" in the same sentence gets a fiver.

    :lol:
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  23. avatar tinpot anto
    I heard Dirty Stevie are currently in talks with this prestigious German Label
    http://www.metalheaven.net/html/news_2007.html

    They would fit there perfectly I reckon, I mean look at their label mates!

    :)[img:fafa7d5ca9]http://www.metalheaven.net/assets/images/Stone-Lake-Band400.jpg[/img:fafa7d5ca9]
  24. avatar Ratoot
    Anto, why are we doing this again?

    Why are we mixing with these amateurs? It's like Radiohead playing a gig with Manson.

    I mean look at their MySpace page...

    2122 views?
    1158 plays?
    A measly 101 "friends".
    542 plays of their most popular song?

    Us?

    16809 profile views.
    18350 total plays.
    6545 plays of Rather You Than Me (Best local song of 2006 - fastfude poll)
    4195 plays of our latest single.
    2006 plays of an unreleased live b-side.
    2177 "friends".

    We're a cut above this shite man.



    8)
  25. avatar Gripper Magee
    I hope I'm not away for Easter or anything (still undecided). This has the makings of a good night. Giant Haystacks versus Mick McManus. and i don't mean [url]http://www.gianthaystacks.com[/url] I think there'll be enough lalt in the house for the entire belfast spide community. It'll be like the olympic village. (None of ye's are spides before ye get all defensive). ;-)
  26. avatar pauldoherty
    Can we fight the Winner? The Vals
  27. avatar Ratoot
    No is the answer to that.

    It would take me too long to pick yous out of the soles of my size 12's.

    Ya's feckin eejits.
  28. avatar Tomsthumb
    [quote="dirty stevie smitty"]Dirty Stevie v The Tin Pot Operation


    More likely a skip somewhere in Poleglass.
    quote]

    LOL!!!!

    Why doesnt this suprize me, The skips around here give the estates a state.... I mean charecter.....

    Same Differance that I live in Twinbrook... But lest its not polglass... Polglass would Steal and hotwire the skips for a joyride where as Twinbrook would try and sell you it back.
  29. avatar dirty stevie smitty
    Well sweetie, if you really want to get excited about how many people have stumbled acorss each bands myspace, then so be it.


    We only put our myspace up just over 3 months ago, considering how we had been split up for nearly 2 and a half years.

    If statistics on myspace keep you happy honey, then work away.

    Frankly I couldn't give a flying f##k either way about it.

    Ray if you were from the country, you'd be the village idiot.
  30. avatar pauldoherty
    [quote:0f6071b530="Ratoot"]No is the answer to that.

    It would take me too long to pick yous out of the soles of my size 12's.

    Ya's feckin eejits.[/quote:0f6071b530]
    :lol:
  31. avatar pauldoherty
    [quote:3feb4eca15="dirty stevie smitty"]Well sweetie, if you really want to get excited about how many people have stumbled acorss each bands myspace, then so be it.


    We only put our myspace up just over 3 months ago, considering how we had been split up for nearly 2 and a half years.

    If statistics on myspace keep you happy honey, then work away.

    Frankly I couldn't give a flying f##k either way about it.

    Ray if you were from the country, you'd be the village idiot.[/quote:3feb4eca15]


    Oh its getting dirty now....our myspace is better than your myspace! :lol:
  32. avatar Chi-Lite
    :-D

    Yous are all really tough.

    It's scaring me, so it is.
    :-D
  33. avatar dirty stevie smitty
    Your right Doc, it's all becoming a bit too emo, with Raymie getting worked up about the virtues of myspace.

    Lunatic.
  34. avatar Ratoot
    :lol:


    I'm sorry were we not supposed to sleg about stuff that's [i:d3b3416e1d]true[/i:d3b3416e1d]?

    I mean calling you a prod from newtownards is fine but once I mention that my band is a damn sight better than yours, you get all snippy.

    :-D

    Only sleggin, I can't wait to play with yous. Yas dirty stinkin pack of north-end reprobates.
  35. avatar dirty stevie smitty
    Big lad, I'm really curious to see how in the name of f##k your head works?

    Bring on the 22nd March, and good luck.
  36. avatar Ratoot
    [quote:0093e570b2]Big lad, I'm really curious to see how in the name of f##k your head works? [/quote:0093e570b2]


    I'm not that sort of boy smitty.
  37. avatar thebatgranny
    The only way this could get any better is if the Hole in the Wall Gang opened the gig with a short skit where Uncle Andy tries to join The TPO and 'hilarity' ensues.
  38. avatar Ratoot
    He'd only be allowed to join if he knew all the chords to any Rufrex song.


    It's the same for anybody who wants to join.

    Want a lend of my Rufrex CD smitty so as you play in a real band?
  39. avatar rentaghost
    Oh for heaven's sake you two. Can youse not just get along?

    [img:ce64aebff3]http://img.timeinc.net/time/asia/magazine/2001/0702/orangatan.jpg[/img:ce64aebff3]
  40. avatar dirty stevie smitty
    aye, and bring along yer Jinx Lennon CD as well. :lol:
  41. avatar The enfant terrible
    [quote:7bf1b550d8="rentaghost"]Oh for heaven's sake you two. Can youse not just get along?

    [img:7bf1b550d8]http://img.timeinc.net/time/asia/magazine/2001/0702/orangatan.jpg[/img:7bf1b550d8][/quote:7bf1b550d8]

    I prefered the one of the hot boxer card girl you put up earlier in the thread.

    As for the two bands, you guys gotta calm that beef. I saw skater kids battling roller bladers over who was the best band (not saying who was for who) and it's all "do you like west belfast rock?" "no I like East belfast rock" then some wee cove gets his ballax knocked in and his ma's on the front of the belfast telegraph bawlin her eyes out and asking those who started this to act responsibly cause the kids just copy yous and they don't have enough sense to know it's just all about the music and you can like both.

    I think as a gesture of good will yous should each set up a cardboard box for peeps comin to the gigs to put canned goods in and at the end yous can go round your respective ghettos handing them out. You know? Give something back to your hoods. I just don't want this to end like it did for pac and biggie.
  42. avatar my-angel-rocks
    I say a big battle of the bands will sort this out. None of that waussy music playing battle of the bands nonsense though. Battle to the death using your various instruments...singers can use mic stands, guitarists can drop amps on the drummers. It'll be great...last person standing wins.
  43. avatar chris1984_99_99
    I recommend ear protection for this one..

    [img:8abd0f4862]http://www.swordsandarmor.com/images/AR008_Torso.JPG[/img:8abd0f4862] :?
  44. avatar Ratoot
    A full suit of armor just won't enough I'm afraid.
  45. avatar tinpot anto
    [img:db2bf23eb3]http://www.swordsandarmor.com/images/AR008_Torso.JPG[/img:db2bf23eb3]

    Is The Fonz wearing this armour???

    "Eeeeeeeeehhhhhhhh Richie?"
  46. avatar Dirty Stevie Grizz
    some lanyard on him.
  47. avatar tinpot anto
    *about 3 people get that joke*
  48. avatar Strong Reaction
    I'll go if Smitty dresses as the Easter Bunny.
  49. avatar Mickeycolensoparade
    I might go to this to see what you'se all actually look like
  50. avatar tenrabbits
    [quote:bddc38d7c5="Mickeycolensoparade"]I might go to this to see what you'se all actually look like[/quote:bddc38d7c5]

    Here's Dirty Stevie.. the world's best advert for using kebab fat to give smoothness and shine to your hair:

    [img:bddc38d7c5]http://www.wookies-etc.com/images/content/wookie-family.jpg[/img:bddc38d7c5]

    ..and here's the Tin Pots, valiantly fighting injustice, oppression, and any change in the dole, all onstage:

    [img:bddc38d7c5]http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c292/heyitstim/bsp.jpg[/img:bddc38d7c5]
  51. avatar esotericeric93
    are both bands getting naked and having rape wars with guitars
  52. avatar dirty stevie smitty
    No, we are determined to stop Nazi/occult loving f##kards such as yourself ever getting in the door for this one.

    binlid.
  53. avatar Mickeycolensoparade
    If I go, do I have to choose a side to be on? God it's like my awkward childhood all over again.
  54. avatar Gripper Magee
    Quare pile a oul hype all the same ;-)
  55. avatar tinpot anto
    [img:7bcb47d20d]http://www.geocities.com/localcomedyconnections/youngones2.jpg[/img:7bcb47d20d]
    [i:7bcb47d20d]
    Anto realises that the gig clashes with the "hug a commie orphan" rally at the city hall, yesterday.[/i:7bcb47d20d]
  56. avatar Ratoot
    :lol:
  57. avatar yin pot shayyinyeeyi
    [quote:fc96d3b4cc="Chi-Lite"]This thread only serves to show what boring self-involved bastards you all are,
    Cock Rock/Indie Political Punk Rock ballix.

    [/quote:fc96d3b4cc]

    My, my, good to see [i:fc96d3b4cc][b:fc96d3b4cc]someone's[/b:fc96d3b4cc][/i:fc96d3b4cc] grown up a bit over the years
  58. avatar Chi-Lite
    I will [i:e657834096]slap you right about the head[/i:e657834096], any more of that lip.
    :P
  59. avatar T Entertainment
    It's just nice to see a gig being put on for my age group: often (and completely unfairly) bands with members in their 30s are regarded as hopelessly over the hill and faintly ridiculous, unable to let go, in some ways resembling an elderly relative suffering from chronic and very public incontinence... [i:7f5a896fe4]Nothing[/i:7f5a896fe4] could be further from the truth.

































    :P
  60. avatar Doctor Lalty
    My first post!
    I will be on hand if anyone is overcome by the high levels of the lalt, that is clearly expected at this event.
  61. avatar Ratoot
    [quote:4e0df6a932]lalt[/quote:4e0df6a932]

    Seriously, the last time this word was used in an FF thread, I debated successfully it's ridiculousness and sectarian slant, so please refrain.
  62. avatar Ratoot
    Just to add...

    How sad are you Chris to go through the bother to set-up a brand new username just for one comment on a gigs thread.

    :lol:

    You take self ridicule to levels I wouldn't even aim for.
  63. avatar T Entertainment
    It wasn't me, Raymond.
    Hopefully a mod will be along soon to confirm that with an IP check. Mods?

    NO Marty, it wasn't me.
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  64. avatar goatboy
    [url=http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=lalty]No mention of sectarianism here[/url].
  65. avatar Doctor Lalty
    How dare you young man call my choice of words 'sectarian'.

    Let me tell you in no uncertain terms that the use of the word 'lalt' is not sectarian. You are clearly a product of your own social environment, where the long term useage of solvents has clearly done much damamge to your brain.

    I suggest you make an appointment quickly where I can have a team of caring lalt professionals assess you.

    Goodday sir.
  66. avatar Ratoot
    Fack aff.

    Listen when I asked for a definition of that idiotic word I was told about drinking Guinness, listening to the Pougues, and supporting the IRA.

    [quote:c84feaf71a]Eyooooo! Lalty[/quote:c84feaf71a]

    I've never heard anyone say it out loud. That is probably because you'd immediately feel like a total w*nker and have to go and shoot yourself in the head to end your everlasting embarrassment.
  67. avatar Chi-Lite
    [quote:b2e29209ba]I will be on hand if anyone is overcome by the high levels of the lalt, that is clearly expected at this event. [/quote:b2e29209ba]Have you set up a user name for the sole purpose of making that comment, you sad, useless p[b:b2e29209ba][/b:b2e29209ba]rick?

    Edit: Ah, someone's already said it. good good.

    even Chris wouldn't be that bad.......[i:b2e29209ba]would he?[/i:b2e29209ba]

    Surely he wouldn't be guilty of such appaling use of punctuation, surely...
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  68. avatar goatboy
    [quote:28e84e471d="Ratoot"]Listen when I asked for a definition of that idiotic word I was told about drinking Guinness, listening to the Pougues, and supporting the IRA.
    [/quote:28e84e471d]

    To be fair, they're just lyrics to an Evangelists song and what do they know, eh?
  69. avatar Ratoot
    [quote:6210e3a84c]To be fair, they're just lyrics to an Evangelists song and what do they know, eh? [/quote:6210e3a84c]

    It wasn't tho, was it?

    It was a whole page of thread with lists and such that basically associated this "lalt" nonsense with listening to the Pougues, drinking Guinness, Speaking Irish, etc etc etc.

    And altho I know more than anyone that you can do all these things weather you're catholic, protestant or muslim, the overt sectarianism was there no-the-less.

    I suggest yous carry on using the word so as I can continue to label you as sectarian, you know it gives me kicks.

    :roll:
  70. avatar tinpot anto
    Well Dr. Lalty's about 18 months behind the game really innit?

    [img:9fc2de5413]http://www.bjacked.net/LuvToHunt/forums/phpBB2/modules/gallery/albums/album01/Beat_Dead_Horse.jpg[/img:9fc2de5413]
  71. avatar dirty stevie smitty
    It was an Evangelists song Raymie, and the last time I looked they were all still fenians from Donegal. So how can they be sectarian?
  72. avatar Mickeycolensoparade
    That urban dicto grinds my gears, anything from Belfast is assumed to be used everywhere. Us Omaghalians have very distinguishable and interesting sayings...

    [i:080e51c7fd]
    "She IS the saying" - with appropriate intonation[/i:080e51c7fd]
  73. avatar Ratoot
    [quote:d6abdfb428]It was an Evangelists song Raymie, and the last time I looked they were all still fenians from Donegal. So how can they be sectarian?[/quote:d6abdfb428]

    Read my other post Smitty, wud yee?

    It wasn't only an Evangelists song. (as if I would take on board anything them muff perverts would say in a song!)

    It was the lists and such that were published by other users that confirmed it.

    I can only imagine the fallout if I started a thread of FF that was entitled:

    "Spides take [i:d6abdfb428]"hunning"[/i:d6abdfb428] to new hieghts".
  74. avatar Chi-Lite
    Proddie f[b:f82dbb52fc][/b:f82dbb52fc]uckers are all spidey bastards anyway sure
  75. avatar Strong Reaction
    I shan't be attending this concert if such degrees of PC-ness shall be in effect.
  76. avatar tinpot anto
    [img:285fb4431c]http://www.tuninglinx.com/assets/images/video-fifth-gear-204.jpg[/img:285fb4431c]
  77. avatar Seamusmaguidhir
    [quote:d45a5f9404="Strong Reaction"]I shan't be attending this concert if such degrees of PC-ness shall be in effect.[/quote:d45a5f9404]

    The whole left side of the bunker will be jammed, whereas there will the odd shifty looking f*cker hanging about the Right Wing
  78. avatar tinpot anto
    That'll be Marty then... :-)
  79. avatar Chi-Lite
    I've already told ye, not unless you're a Willy and the Mighty Magnificents tribute, and you cover "I Just Couldn't Say" by Lorraine and the Delights.

    I was serious ya know

    Plus, I'm more left wing than you........you can tell by how many Myspace friends I have :lol:
  80. avatar goatboy
    Raymie, I think you really need to chill out. Grab yourself a pint of the black stuff, do a wee jig, fire out a couple of Hail Mary's and simmer down.
  81. avatar Mickeycolensoparade
    [i:a5313c5cb1]"Hould yer wheest"[/i:a5313c5cb1] being a personal favourite of mine
  82. avatar pauldoherty
    Can ya ban the Lalt thing?...i cringe everytime its used.It reminds me of people called Cuthbert and Allister drinking buckfast on a friday night pretending to be working class for the evening.....
  83. avatar whosbainejakey
    Yes, ban the word "lalt." And the terms "middle class" and "spide" and "real soul" while you're at it.

    In fact, why not just shut down the whole internet so we can all better spend our time getting our knees up round our ears while singing "rebel songs."

    :roll:

    Can we also ban all class based insecurities? Thanks.
  84. avatar Chi-Lite
    Ban your ma......for being [i:2ff94dda99]too darn sexy[/i:2ff94dda99]
  85. avatar whosbainejakey
    [quote:cfa6c5c8ae="Chi-Lite"]Ban your ma......for being [i:cfa6c5c8ae]too darn sexy[/i:cfa6c5c8ae][/quote:cfa6c5c8ae]

    No quibbles there.
  86. avatar pauldoherty
    I dont mean Ban it, Ban it.I mean stop usin it.Sort yer life out!
  87. avatar tinpot anto
    Yes, as the first person to manage to have the word published in a printed public organ I'd imagine you'd prefer it to catch on rather than languish in the in-joke cul-de-sac of embarrassment it deserves.

    :lol:
  88. avatar whosbainejakey
    [quote:f545503448="pauldoherty"]I dont mean Ban it, Ban it.I mean stop usin it.Sort yer life out![/quote:f545503448]

    Ban the bomb, we'll worry about lalty later.
  89. avatar whosbainejakey
    [quote:6ece93ebc2="tinpot anto"]Yes, as the first person to manage to have the word published in a printed public organ I'd imagine you'd prefer it to catch on rather than languish in the in-joke cul-de-sac of embarrassment it deserves.

    :lol:[/quote:6ece93ebc2]

    What is the interweb if not the ultimate in public organs?

    I propose we let lalty be and instead ban anyone who abuses its true meaning in a sectarian manner.
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  90. avatar Chi-Lite
    Your ma's the ultimate in public organs
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  91. avatar whosbainejakey
    YEOW!

    Anto, your right of reply stands. We await your strongly worded and exhaustively wikipedia referenced thesis on the sectarian nature of the supposedly fictional term lalty with bated breath.

    However, I believe I have pointed out on many occasions that this most controversial of new Belfastian terms is derived from the Ulster Scots term "laldy", meaning a loud or strenous exhultation. Google it if you must - in fact, I'm quite sure there must be a Wikipedia article out there somewhere.

    As a lower middle class protestant (though I actually prefer to be regarded as godless for all intents and purposes - or at the very least agnostic) of Scots descent, the term laldy would therefore be part of my own family heritage.

    Thus, I am dismayed and disappointed by the seemingly universal negativity directed at me for simply embracing my own cultural identity.

    I trust this will now cease.

    (multiple edits due to restrictive posting conditions, and spelling based spastikery)

    Final word: I see you are happy to accept the term laldy then. Shall we use that from now on in order to spare you any firther mental and socio-politcal angst? Can we turn that frown upside down simply by changing a 't' to a 'd'?
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  92. avatar tinpot anto
    Just think of a sallow Vernon Kaye on "100 Most Embarrassing Pseudo-Slang Terms that show you to be a Numpty" on Channel LIST! in 30 years time.

    They will of course drag out Gyles Brandreth's head attached to a robotic torso on wheels to intone "The word lalt was first placed into print in the Irish News in 2007..."

    Words also featured will be
    -Down!
    -Gangsta
    -Yo!
    -Word!
    -Gaydar
    -Beard

    etc.
  93. avatar Chi-Lite
    "Whaaazzzzzupppp" ...... which, hilariously, is still written on the wall of Andrew's Flour Mill

    "Whaaaaaaaaaaazzzzuuppppppppppp"
  94. avatar fastfude
    Lest my phone implodes with text overload, T Ents would like his name cleared: Judging by the IP of Doctor Lalty's posts, it is not this man:

    [img:9f261661b6]http://img.skitch.com/20080204-ftfqpgskrbyjqfkjjj4g7x47ua.jpg[/img:9f261661b6]
  95. avatar tinpot anto
    It is fictional, entirely.

    As has been repeatedly asserted by any number of people who spent their whole life growing up in the area where it supposedly originated.

    As such it is an external reference to the behaviour of a specific group of people, who like "drinking guinness", saying "Hail mary's" and "getting their knees up" and a overtly pejorative one at that.

    No Wikipedia required. You do the maths.

    Edit:

    Aye Marty I am at that :)

    Edit II:

    Also anyone daft enough to not see that I'm being facetious in this is a serious fool. You asked for the argument, you got it. My main gripe with lalt is that Lindsay invented it and tried to pass it off to his buddies as genuine "West Belfast" vernacular.

    Edit III;

    Laldy, is Scots, there is no Ulster-Scots version of it.
    The Online Scots Dictionary clearly knows nothing of Lalty.


    Sorry no translation for lalty. Try Again!





    [img:6be960f3cf]http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/2732/laltbx9.png[/img:6be960f3cf]

    Use "Laldy" to your hearts content, again, my only annoyance at the word is the continual insistence that it originated in West Belfast, when it clearly didn't. People in west belfast never have, and never will give it lalty. Glaswegians can Lald away to their heart's content :)
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  96. avatar Chi-Lite
    Flip me Anto, you're awful fond of taking yerself awful serious, aren't ye.

    It's awful
  97. avatar dirty stevie smitty
    So basically it's ok for the Evangelists as bog trotting fenians to use the word 'lalty' in a song?

    But Prods can't use it?


    I would to like see what the Equality Commission would make of a made-up word that makes some people take the hump.

    youse are taking this far too serisouly.

    lunacy.
  98. avatar whosbainejakey
    Final word: I see you are happy to accept the term laldy then. Shall we use that from now on in order to spare you any further mental and socio-political angst? Can we turn that frown upside down simply by changing a 't' to a 'd'?

    From your previous post, it seems that you feel big bad T-Ent (pictured above, do not approach this man if you see him in public. Call 999 and await assistance) and his Fastfude Hard Men may have mistakenly attributed lalty/laldy to your home turf.

    If you feel aggrieved by this then, rather than targeting a mere and apparently fictional word which is powerless to defend itself except via the valiant interjections of those who would seek to defend its inherent cross community beauty, you must realise this is an issue best taken up with him via a co-ordinated neighbourhood oriented leaflet campaign.

    I then suggest taking this forward by going door to door with an Anti-Lalty Usage petition which could then be presented to him before the commencement of the next Dangerfields gig.

    [quote:4c814b6bba]People in west belfast never have, and never will give it lalty.[/quote:4c814b6bba]

    I assume you'll be keeping an eye on the Spring Féile on the off chance that some people might actually want to enjoy themselves. That would never do!
    [quote:4c814b6bba]
    Use "Laldy" to your hearts content, again, my only annoyance at the word is the continual insistence that it originated in West Belfast, when it clearly didn't.[/quote:4c814b6bba]

    Haven't we already established that it originated in Scotland? :?

    Furthermore, if the origin of "lalt/lalty" could indeed be traced back to a now defunct PC in T-Ents palatial hovel in the BT9 area, would it be OK in the eyes of Anti-Lalty lobbyists such as yrself if South Belfast claimed ownership of said term on behalf of the rest of the city (naturally excluding Anto's republic of the West under the terms of the Lalt Thursday Agreement), indeed the rest of the world, who would then be free to employ and enjoy it while excercising the freedom of speech which their forefathers shed blood to protect in two world wars? (Apart from the Germans, obviously)
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  99. avatar dirty stevie smitty
    Actaully T-Ent stated that he first heard the word 'lalty' in Ardoyne.

    And as we all know, that ain't West Belfast, it's far too classy an area to be up in that neck of the woods.
  100. avatar pauldoherty
    :lol:
  101. avatar Recycled Alien
    My parents and most of my relatives are broad Ulster-Scots speakers, and I'd never heard of "lalty", or "laldy" or "laldie" or anything similar.

    The Dictionary of the Scots Language ( http://www.dsl.ac.uk/dsl/ ) says that "laldie" is first recorded in the nineteenth century as meaning "a thrashing" or "a beating". Since there's no evidence of it any earlier, I doubt if it's actual Scots: more likely just a bit of random wordplay made up around that time.

    In which case, it can't be Ulster-Scots either.

    I'll stick with the theory that "lalty" was invented in recent years by some smarmy journalist as a snide and prejorative term aimed at the "inferior classes".
  102. avatar whosbainejakey
    [quote:9d2413e2dd]I'll stick with the theory that "lalty" was invented in recent years by some smarmy journalist
    [/quote:9d2413e2dd]
    Personal and ordinarily libelous (though perhaps not in [i:9d2413e2dd]this[/i:9d2413e2dd] particular case :wink:) insults like that are a good way of getting yourself banned, Mr Alien.

    Then you will never have to contend with the lalt again on this board.

    A positive outcome for all, then.

    A simple google of the word "laldy" is all that's required to see that it's in common usage across the interweb. To whit:

    [url]http://www.firstfoot.com/scottish_dictionary/glossword/index.php?a=term&t=52aa5c605eaa5c5da9[/url]

    Fastfuders would do well to learn from this example and others on this thread, which prove that one person's experiences are by no means universal.

    Unlike the lalt, which is for everyone.
  103. avatar Recycled Alien
    [quote:a8ec4818b9="whosbainejakey"]A simple google of the word "laldy" is all that's required to see that it's in common usage across the interweb.[/quote:a8ec4818b9]You need to get out more.
  104. avatar whosbainejakey
    Just because you didn't read the relevant posts in this thread :P

    I would suggest comparing our respective post counts on this forum before imploring [b:de810ae47e]me[/b:de810ae47e] to get out more. I have managed to accrue a mere 900 odd posts in the space of 6 years. You, on the other hand, have racked up an impressive 111 in just under a month!

    Of course, I realise the fact I even know how to access that information means I really [b:de810ae47e]do[/b:de810ae47e] have to get out more. :oops:

    [size=24:de810ae47e]ANYWAY...[/size:de810ae47e]

    Dirty Stevie and TPO - who would have thunk it?!
  105. avatar Revenge Therapy
    bant
  106. avatar Gogs
    [quote:4dda08d0ef="Ratoot"]It wasn't tho, was it?

    It was a whole page of thread with lists and such that basically associated this "lalt" nonsense with listening to the Pougues, drinking Guinness, Speaking Irish, etc etc etc.

    And altho I know more than anyone that you can do all these things weather you're catholic, protestant or muslim, the overt sectarianism was there no-the-less.

    I suggest yous carry on using the word so as I can continue to label you as sectarian, you know it gives me kicks.

    :roll:[/quote:4dda08d0ef]

    I can't help but think that those things were attributed to the 'L' word because the folks involved knew it would wind up the ol' TPO who take themselves way too seriously sometimes.

    Banter, innit?

    Or 'bant', even. :lol:
  107. avatar kingmob
    Doctor Lalty. Jesus Christ.

    I assume King Canute is back then :lol:
  108. avatar Steven Dedalus
    [quote:684900ca93="Recycled Alien"]My parents and most of my relatives are broad Ulster-Scots speakers, and I'd never heard of "lalty", or "laldy" or "laldie" or anything similar.

    [/quote:684900ca93]

    I lived in Aberdeen for seven years, and was frequently told that someone had been "Geein' it laldy."

    What it means is, "Going for it, above and beyond the call of duty. Someone who was going a bit crazy and mixing up the medicine, etc."

    My definition, by the way.

    It's not Ulster Scots (to the best of my knowledge) but is in fact a Doric saying, which is a dialect still in use in the North East of Scotland.

    So there.

    Anyway, I'd just like to throw my tuppence in and say that this thread is probably the most boring thread in the history of creation, with the exception of that picture of T-Ents, which was very amusing.

    I mean, it just starts off as two bands mock-insulting each other, and then devlolves into an entirely pointless discussion about a word that may or may not exist.

    Surely the fact that people use the word and generally understand what it's supposed to mean suggest that it is a 'real' slang term, and originated somehwere, anywhere, etc.

    it's just boring semantics, is what it is.
  109. avatar Gogs
    Keeps the thread at the top of the page and creates a bit of a stir for the gig though. If I was a cynic, I'd say it was intentional.
  110. avatar Ratoot
    [quote:9f6949351c]Raymie, I think you really need to chill out. Grab yourself a pint of the black stuff, do a wee jig, fire out a couple of Hail Mary's and simmer down.[/quote:9f6949351c]

    Shut it or I'll set Sharon on ya again.
  111. avatar Strong Reaction
    I blame Jimeoin.

    Wind Yer Necks In.
  112. avatar Ratoot
    [quote:c3b8b0bca4]I see you are happy to accept the term laldy then. Shall we use that from now on in order to spare you any firther mental and socio-politcal angst? Can we turn that frown upside down simply by changing a 't' to a 'd'?[/quote:c3b8b0bca4]

    Can I ask this again:

    Does anyone actually know what it [b:c3b8b0bca4][i:c3b8b0bca4]MEANS[/i:c3b8b0bca4][/b:c3b8b0bca4]?

    I still haven't got a definition. Yous are all happy to tell me that there's no sectarianism etc. and I'm quite happy to accept that if yous can tell me the non-sectarian definition.

    If yous can't do that then I suggest yous drop the word immediately.

    Lest yous be a bunch of sectarian assholes.

    :-D

    Anyway, come to this gig to watch us being a bunch of fenians, oh err... I mean Lalty.... sorry...

    I'm not "down" with the kids these days, have I got that right?
  113. avatar Ooopsapocalypse
    Haven't a baldy notion.
    And it's not a word I'd care to use...ever, and a word I'd never heard of before until it randomly appeared at some after gig party.
    It also doesn't sound right.
    And as for this...
    "Anyway, come to this gig to watch us being a bunch of fenians".
    Would there not be a least one "token prod" in Dirty Stevie?
    And what if a few of us prods dare to attend this gig?
    Do we get put in a corner and have Jaffa cakes threw at us?
    Personally, I wouldn't mind cause I love me jaffa cakes...yummy!
    Good luck with it anyway!

    Edited- least it be misconstrued.
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  114. avatar Ratoot
    Sure it's other people directing that word at s Ian, that's the point I'm making.

    You know when you have the same word describing hardened criminals as yourself you start to ask questions, know what i mean?

    Anyway, of course "prods" are welcome, just as long as hey don't mind us being lalty fenians.







    (as an aside interesting to note that those two last words are the only ones that flashed red on firefoxes spell checker) :roll:
  115. avatar Mutts Nutts
    My first post!
    oh dear oh dear
    [img:a3e9589045]http://www.fileden.com/files/2007/11/20/1596953/churchsign.jpg[/img:a3e9589045]

    Noone gives a damn what you are if your music is shite!
    Is it?
    C'mon, be honest, the both of ya.

    Now give the armchair semantics a bleeding rest. Everyone on here has read a book too.
  116. avatar Niall Harden
    1) it means drunk. shut up
    2) both of these bands are terrible. shut up
    3) i'll probably still go to the gig. shut up
    4) shut up
  117. avatar dirty stevie smitty
    julip are balls.

    shut up.

    off to bed for me.
  118. avatar Desus
    Bored With Belfast.

    Top 5 BEST LOCAL SONGS EVER AWARDS.
  119. avatar Eamonn Evangelists
    [quote:080d7fde70="Ratoot"][quote:080d7fde70]I see you are happy to accept the term laldy then. Shall we use that from now on in order to spare you any firther mental and socio-politcal angst? Can we turn that frown upside down simply by changing a 't' to a 'd'?[/quote:080d7fde70]

    Can I ask this again:

    Does anyone actually know what it [b:080d7fde70][i:080d7fde70]MEANS[/i:080d7fde70][/b:080d7fde70]?

    I still haven't got a definition. Yous are all happy to tell me that there's no sectarianism etc. and I'm quite happy to accept that if yous can tell me the non-sectarian definition.

    If yous can't do that then I suggest yous drop the word immediately.

    Lest yous be a bunch of sectarian assholes.

    :-D

    Anyway, come to this gig to watch us being a bunch of fenians, oh err... I mean Lalty.... sorry...

    I'm not "down" with the kids these days, have I got that right?[/quote:080d7fde70]

    It's attitudes like this that held up the peace process.

    You're in a band. If you don't like something and feel strongly enough about it, just write a song about it.
  120. avatar T Entertainment
    I'm just devestated that my analogy about people in their thirties playing Lavery's / the elderly soiling themselves in public, has been lost in all this (nonetheless facasinating) ethno-linguistic debate.
  121. avatar Chi-Lite
    Flip me, yous are all desperate fond of taking yourselve's desperate serious

    It's desperate
  122. avatar fastfude
    Having not read the last half-dozen pages of this, am I right in assuming there's nothing to be gained and everything to be lost in actually going back and reading them?
  123. avatar Baronation
    The word lalt should be put into the old 2001 style swear filter, you know the one that banned the words rim, ream and reaming all those years ago?
  124. avatar dirty stevie smitty
    this is mental. all worked up over a made up word.

    Back to topic...there is a gig somewhere in all this ballix to happen.
  125. avatar T Entertainment
    Has Damien Smallsqaure got pics to hand of the infamous 'Camp Lalty' they had at Electric Picnic two years ago? :P

    Yes, let's refocus on this stunning line up of over-the- hill also-rans, for goodness sake. :D
  126. avatar Ratoot
    I assume you're talking about Dirty Stevie. Or is it the Dangerfields.
  127. avatar T Entertainment
    No, just this line-up. The Dangerfields are over the hill, down the valley, over the next hill and dancing bollock naked in dingly dell, in their zimmer frames.
  128. avatar tinpot anto
    Well only one band has had a steady and linear climb to where they're at today, the other having packed it in as a bad lot.

    Anyway we know you clearly prefer your bands packed with nubile young men sweating, with their tops off.

    :)
  129. avatar T Entertainment
    Did someone say Hexxed?


    [img:7ca5aa2f2b]http://www.glennston.com/hexxed/hexxed6.jpg[/img:7ca5aa2f2b]

    (unfortunately no known footage exists of Hexxed in tops- off mode, as cameras melt when this happens)


    The people who run the NVQ in Pop Music should distribute this thread as course material and have a field trip to this gig, to show the kids where they will end up unless they make it.
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  130. avatar Ratoot
    Just like your heart.

    :-D
  131. avatar Bête Poet
    This thread makes me want to delete the internet.
  132. avatar Chi-Lite
    Yes, although foundation-less hype is often handy, I can't imagine anybody wanting to go to this gig after reading this big pile of bollix, which unbelievably at one point descended to boasting about Myspace friends!

    mad.

    But, to be fair, there'll only be one winner in this, unless they've got really bad in the last few years. Although I have heard from a fair few people that they've gotten substantially less interesting, and this thread seems to confirm it.
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  133. avatar Eamonn Evangelists
    The real winner here is mustard.
  134. avatar tinpot anto
    Anyway as always our gigs don't involve me talking at length about the comparative moral status of fictional colloquialisms with reference to patellal elevation.

    Rather we play a shit load of class songs at you and you like them.

    This is why we're going stronger than ever after 5 years, so you can keep your weasly wee trap shut Malone.
  135. avatar Chi-Lite
    F[b:13c4056b3a][/b:13c4056b3a]uck sake, I'm backing ye up.

    I'm only saying what I've heard on the grape, you know...... :lol:

    PS you must realise that none of this defensiveness is very edifying, O'Kane :P
  136. avatar whosbainejakey
    Anyone for Scrabulous?

    Also, where and when is the follow up show which will see The Dirty Stephens bringing their unique brand of soul guitar lalty to the TPO heartland?
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  137. avatar my-angel-rocks
    Lets see if we can keep this thread going until the gig...(not that it'd help me remember about the gig, I'll still forget)
  138. avatar Seamusmaguidhir
    [quote:12d9a0bbe9="my-angel-rocks"]Lets see if we can keep this thread going until the gig...[/quote:12d9a0bbe9]

    ...and let's see if we can keep it out of egregious :-D
  139. avatar Ratoot
    [quote:b3db65370f]
    Also, where and when is the follow up show which will see The Dirty Stephens bringing their unique brand of soul guitar lalty to the TPO heartland?[/quote:b3db65370f]

    That gig is currently being organised. I can pretty much guarantee that no-one who will be at the bunker gig will show at the follow-up. By which I mean there'll be a completely new (and bigger) crowd at the second leg.

    Imagine Ballymena UTD going to the Camp Neu...

    :lol:
  140. avatar dirty stevie smitty
    There already talk from our end of someone that is interested in running a bus to where ever the 2nd gig is.

    Bring it on sweetie.
  141. avatar Ratoot
    [quote:ab10d4fd38]sweetie[/quote:ab10d4fd38]

    I keep telling ya Smitty, I'm not that kind of boy.

    :oops:
  142. avatar The enfant terrible
    [quote="Ratoot"][quote:58fb91d2e2]


    Imagine Ballymena UTD going to the Camp Neu...

    :lol:[/quote:58fb91d2e2]

    What's so funny about that? Sky Blues all the way.
  143. avatar tinpot anto
    I'm drunk now and I have to say everybody is a d1ck.

    D[i:41186c24b8]I[/i:41186c24b8]CKS!
  144. avatar Franky Van Der Elst
    Ballymena United :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
  145. avatar Pete
    [quote:f27335ff4d="tinpot anto"]our gigs don't involve me talking at length about the comparative moral status of fictional colloquialisms with reference to patellal elevation.[/quote:f27335ff4d]


    There goes my great idea for adding a new bridge into "Tell the Kids".
  146. avatar Gripper Magee
    :lol: :lol: First laugh I've had of the day. Thankyou.
  147. avatar George W Best
    My first post!
    On reading this thread can I just state that I would never ever even consider going to see a band which brands people as sectarian for no good reason.
    That really disgusts me.
  148. avatar Ratoot
    Wise up to yourself.
  149. avatar The enfant terrible
    [quote:41bb0d04a3="Franky Van Der Elst"]Ballymena United :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:[/quote:41bb0d04a3]

    How dare you!!!!! :x :x :x :x :x
  150. avatar tinpot anto
    If such a thing could be considered worthy of note, this thread would already be lauded for creating more Chris Lindsay pseudonyms than any other in the history of the internets (and bog wall graffiti)
  151. avatar fastfude
    Alas Anto, you appear to have quite a few more secret admirers than just him, judging by the IPs ;)
  152. avatar T Entertainment
    Thank you, Roger - RAAP Management is the only other log in I use and none of the characters in this thread are mine.
    Going by this thread's manifold twists, turns and accusations (edited because I CANNOT BE ARSED) I'd imagine there is a long list of potential suspects...but going by this geezer's other posts, he might even be a real new person. Mr Best, reveal yourself or leave it.
  153. avatar tinpot anto
    Well I could blah, blah, blah at length that no-one was actually accused of being "Sectarian" and also that as an accusation it wouldn't bother me a jot, nor most people, I've been called worse. Additionally I think we are all aware that the posting of that sentiment is a transparent attempt at "faux offence taking" and can suck my balls.

    But that would be dull.

    Likewise the idea that people can use other computers from time to time is not beyond the realms of imagination, but equally dull.

    I think I was accused of taking myself far too seriously a few times, I think the real problem is other people taking me too seriously.

    Instead I wish you would share with us further your love for young boys in bands, which is much more fun.
  154. avatar Ratoot
    [quote:4d4a8859f7]baselessly[/quote:4d4a8859f7]

    Hardly,

    since NOBODY has offered a proper definition even now.

    If people have taken exception to me branding a word sectarian then let them immediately define the word, explain why it has been associated with me and my band and at the same time mad drunken spides, IRA supporters, Pogues fans, Guinness drinkers, and Irish Speakers.

    If anyone can do that then I'll immediately detract what I've said and I'll shout the word over the microphone at the above gig.

    I notice the urban dictionary thing defines it as "Being Drunk". again, I'm fully open to accepting this definition, except for the fact that it has been used outside that context on many an occasion on this board.

    Furthermore, and I speak for myself here and not my band mates, I reckon I come in a close second to Mr. Bent when it comes to Belfast Straight-Edge, having not had a drink in a year & a half. (I did have one pint of beer over Christmas)

    (That is why I don't officially call myself straight edge since I am OPEN to alcohol and other drugs and as I've discussed in a recent thread, have only recently given up smoking).

    Given this evidence, I just have to ask: HAS ANY OF YOUS ANY CLUE WHO WE ARE, WHAT OUR BAND IS, WHO I AM AS A PERSON, OR ANYTHING EVEN REMOTELY LIKE THAT?
  155. avatar fastfude
    What was this thread about again?
  156. avatar rentaghost
    Mary Kate Olsen?
    Lizards?
    ummm.....

    There was something about a gig somewhere at the beginning - I'm almost positive there was...
  157. avatar Ratoot
    Here rog, where's the "Delete Account" button?

    8)
  158. avatar rentaghost
    [quote:80a7e1811b="Ratoot"]Here rog, where's the "Delete Account" button?

    8)[/quote:80a7e1811b]

    Why? What have you got against Mary Kate Olsen?
  159. avatar Ratoot
    [quote:53b3a989db]Why? What have you got against Mary Kate Olsen?[/quote:53b3a989db]

    She's too bloody skinny, like someone from that London.
  160. avatar goatboy
    [quote:bed1c557bc="Ratoot"][quote:bed1c557bc]Why? What have you got against Mary Kate Olsen?[/quote:bed1c557bc]

    She's too bloody skinny, like someone from that London.[/quote:bed1c557bc]

    Surely you mean Lalton?
  161. avatar Ratoot
    Oh god.

    :roll:
  162. avatar tinpot anto
    [i:b2582516be]*That day started like any other day, if asked by the end he would find himself swimming to Boston, naked; Raymie would have sured replied no[/i:b2582516be]*

    Ya loon :)
  163. avatar George W Best
    [quote:c72deff041="T Entertainment"]Mr Best, reveal yourself or leave it.[/quote:c72deff041]

    I can confirm that I am not T Entertainment.
    I can also confirm that I am someone who's friend almost lost their job due to unfounded accusations of sectarianism and take offence at those who use the term without full appreciation of the weight behind.
    Personally I think it is as strong a word as racism or sexism and shouldn't be used willy nilly.
  164. avatar tinpot anto
    Balls.
  165. avatar The enfant terrible
    [quote:a9f48869d1="George W Best"][quote:a9f48869d1="T Entertainment"]Mr Best, reveal yourself or leave it.[/quote:a9f48869d1]

    I can confirm that I am not T Entertainment.
    I can also confirm that I am someone who's friend almost lost their job due to unfounded accusations of sectarianism and take offence at those who use the term without full appreciation of the weight behind.
    Personally I think it is as strong a word as racism or sexism and shouldn't be used willy nilly.[/quote:a9f48869d1]

    But is all too often misused. Anyway back to Mary-Kate Olsen, it ain't fair picking on the wee girl. So what if she's skinny? Some people just like to look good and I for one applaud her efforts.
  166. avatar nonlogic liam
    [quote:b7e7016fc0="George W Best"][quote:b7e7016fc0="T Entertainment"]Mr Best, reveal yourself or leave it.[/quote:b7e7016fc0]

    I can confirm that I am not T Entertainment.
    I can also confirm that I am someone who's friend almost lost their job due to unfounded accusations of sectarianism and take offence at those who use the term without full appreciation of the weight behind.
    Personally I think it is as strong a word as racism or sexism and shouldn't be used willy nilly.[/quote:b7e7016fc0]

    Yawn....
  167. avatar Mickeycolensoparade
    I've said it before and I'll say it again

    [img:d675b522d3]http://www.owenbloggers.com/tyler/WindowsLiveWriter/WinterWonderland_13F83/image%7B0%7D%5B8%5D_1.png[/img:d675b522d3]
  168. avatar kingmob
    I ran this thread through a special computer and it told me that it is FastFude's Worst of All-Time.
  169. avatar pure_love
    I dont know whats sadder, me reading any of this balls, or youse sitting writing it. Good luck with gig but maybe should spend more time with music than talking balls online? Maybe the reason youse are not going anywhere?
  170. avatar Gripper Magee
    Throw more fuel on there, why don't ye?
  171. avatar Mickeycolensoparade
    [quote:3cc6e9dcb7="Mickeycolensoparade"]I've said it before and I'll say it again

    [img:3cc6e9dcb7]http://www.owenbloggers.com/tyler/WindowsLiveWriter/WinterWonderland_13F83/image%7B0%7D%5B8%5D_1.png[/img:3cc6e9dcb7][/quote:3cc6e9dcb7]

    ...
  172. avatar Cake
    I like Dirty Stevie

    I like the cut of TPO's cyber jib

    I had to go to Urban Dictionary to find out what "lalt" meant.

    I think I'm coming back to Norn Iron for Easter.

    I think I'm coming to the bunker.
  173. avatar Franky Van Der Elst
    [quote:3036e259b3="The enfant terrible"][quote:3036e259b3="Franky Van Der Elst"]Ballymena United :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:[/quote:3036e259b3]

    How dare you!!!!! :x :x :x :x :x[/quote:3036e259b3]

    Heheh..as a Carrick Rangers fan, I don't have the energy to slag you lot off (sheepish maybe?)

    Anyway, best of luck for the rest of the season, you've almost gone 180 from August 8)
  174. avatar Ooopsapocalypse
    It is, after all...
    A gig?
    Yep, just a l'il gig in good ol' Belfast town.
    Mind you, having met and worked with the aforementioned bands...
    Methinks it will be a good gig...
    All there is, was and will forever be.

    On a side note-courtesy of- pure_love.

    "I dont know whats sadder, me reading any of this balls, or youse sitting writing it. Good luck with gig but maybe should spend more time with music than talking balls online? Maybe the reason youse are not going anywhere?".

    Not really a fair comment as these bands have improved/maintained and got off their asses and made something happen for themselves.
    Maybe not signed but they are dedicated!
    Many should learn from that.

    And then again...
    Fastfude is always good fer a rant, keeps everyone sane'ish.
    Just like me. :D
    P.S.
    Children?
    Sure, where are all those all-ages gigs?
    'nough said?
    I heard swear words when I was 5,sectarian balls when I was 8, I daresay things haven't changed much.
    Sooner things get away from the past and look to the future the better.
  175. avatar T Entertainment
    Still, only six weeks until this showcase event featuring the country's 'most likely to' bands!
    Is there anyway I can get tickets ahead of the show? It's probably the last time to catch either band in a venue at this level!
  176. avatar BinaryOperator
    Ok just to throw a spanner in.

    I grew up in "the west" indeed I attended the same school as many of the members of the TPO.

    I do remember the term "Lalty" with a T being used when I was a wee bairn drinking wee bairns drinks (t-bird and yelly cans o hoffmeister, which was the style at the time). I remember it being used in more than a few bars in "the west" etc, related to "giving it loads" where the "it" in question is partying.

    So for my 2pence worth, IMO it is not a made up term.

    ....and I give you:

    http://lalty.org/

    Which is "lalty" indeed...

    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=lalty
  177. avatar goatboy
    How long will it be before Anto, Ray or Marty comes along and accuses Chris of being BinaryOperator?

    Rog, get your IP checker at the ready.
  178. avatar Chi-Lite
    Here, what the flip's it got to do with me?

    I only attended the same school as Shaz,and it wasn't used there. :-D

    That aside though, those inverted commas look suspicious....

    unless by "the west" you mean "the west social club", and by "giving it loads" you're wittily reverting to a "saath Lahndan" colloquialism :-D

    Also, Saint Mary's boys aren't proper westies, and so have perhaps picked the term up from their BRA friends :-D
  179. avatar BinaryOperator
    It's the inverted commas! at last I know why I look suspicious, it's my use of "quotation" marks to emphasize phrases and quotations! and I thought it was cuz I looked like someone from a DOE advert about "the troubles" (complete with "cats in the cradle" playing in the "background" to create "atmosFEAR".....)

    At last. If I can only give up these pesky "inverted commas" I will finally blend in with the populace and be able to carry out my nefarious plans with impunity!

    I still think that piccy on Lalty.org is genius. Face chewing, gurning, not on a school night, GENIUS I TELLS YOU.

    I can has lalty? please?

    WON'T SOMEONE PLEASE THINK OF THE CHILDREN!
  180. avatar nonlogic liam
    This thread makes me want to use weapons of mass destruction. I use the word 'lalt' as an offensive term at least once a day. Problem?
  181. avatar churchwarden
    [quote:09f36b14c3]Also, Saint Mary's boys aren't proper westies, and so have perhaps picked the term up from their BRA friends[/quote:09f36b14c3]

    Years ago, I do recall someone commenting that St Mary's was the worst school in Belfast, as people from south Belfast thought they were "hoods", while the rest of the west though they were "snabs" - basic no win situation

    For a highly entertaining depiction of St Mary's I highly recommend "the Miracle shed" by Philip McCann

    [img:09f36b14c3]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41TDYS5FYYL._AA240_.jpg[/img:09f36b14c3]
  182. avatar T Entertainment
    OK, OK, it's time to come clean.
    You've seen through it and I suppose it was always going to be the case with such an absurd invention.
    I am actually 'Liam Gory' and the online character 'Nonlogic Liam'. The whole thing was a satirical experiment to see how far credulity could be stretched in the real world and online. I now realise that the often revolting antics of this character have long since passed the point of being in the slightest bit believable, and have descended into undignifed parody.
    It's time for this joke, which I accept was in extremely poor taste, to end. You won't be hearing from either 'Liam Gory' or 'nonlogic Liam' again.
    I'm sorry.
  183. avatar whosbainejakey
    [img:f2c05075c8]http://www.bookmice.net/darkchilde/prisoner/pics/fo619.jpg[/img:f2c05075c8]

    [img:f2c05075c8]http://www.bookmice.net/darkchilde/prisoner/pics/fo435.jpg[/img:f2c05075c8]

    [img:f2c05075c8]http://bp1.blogger.com/_ZAECHDaEk4g/Rqy7RunRUBI/AAAAAAAAA4M/KkSW4nI2e_k/s1600/The%2BPrisoner.jpg[/img:f2c05075c8]

    [img:f2c05075c8]http://bp2.blogger.com/_ZAECHDaEk4g/Rqy7A-nRUAI/AAAAAAAAA4E/9i9FHBCYFb4/s1600/Prisoner%2BGorilla%2BMask.jpg[/img:f2c05075c8]

    [img:f2c05075c8]http://www.bookmice.net/darkchilde/prisoner/pics/fo808.jpg[/img:f2c05075c8]
    [i:f2c05075c8]"T-Ent/nonlogicliam, unmasked in BT9, yesterday..."[/i:f2c05075c8]
  184. avatar tinpot anto
    I always liked Robert McLiam Wilson's take on it as "St. Marths's" in Ripley Bogle.

    :)

    We've all known Liam was you Chris, that's obvious, though actually paying a disturbed homeless man money to play guitar with the Evangelists was a bit extreme.
  185. avatar Chi-Lite
    I'm increasingly convinced that Chris Lindsay has also invented "Tinpot Anto", and somehow managed to get Peter Tosh to play a few gigs with Raymie, to keep up the pretense :P
  186. avatar T Entertainment
    I'm just starting Ripley Bogle, funny enough!
    (Although I got side-tracked last night by The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night, which sucked me into reading 160 pages in one sitting.)
  187. avatar nonlogic liam
    [quote:7453b32eec="T Entertainment"]OK, OK, it's time to come clean.
    You've seen through it and I suppose it was always going to be the case with such an absurd invention.
    I am actually 'Liam Gory' and the online character 'Nonlogic Liam'. The whole thing was a satirical experiment to see how far credulity could be stretched in the real world and online. I now realise that the often revolting antics of this character have long since passed the point of being in the slightest bit believable, and have descended into undignifed parody.
    It's time for this joke, which I accept was in extremely poor taste, to end. You won't be hearing from either 'Liam Gory' or 'nonlogic Liam' again.
    I'm sorry.[/quote:7453b32eec]

    You spelt my name wrong, loser. Why are you such a loser?
  188. avatar T Entertainment
    Did I, 'Liam'? Did I?
  189. avatar nonlogic liam
    I hate you.
  190. avatar whosbainejakey
    It would be great if this gig ended with a joint Dirt/TPO rendition of Children of The Revolution, followed by a massive stage invasion/group hug.

    Well, a man can dream.
  191. avatar Gripper Magee
    Or a lovely version of Through The Barricades with Goatboy on oboe.
  192. avatar Chi-Lite
    I refer you all to my suggestion earlier
    [quote:709324cf72]
    unless theres a Willy and the Mighty Magnificents' tribute band supporting, and the night's rounded off by a mass sing-a-long of "I Just Couldn't Say", by Lorraine and the Delights. And I can be Lorraine[/quote:709324cf72]

    Otherwise, this gig is gonna be baalllllss
  193. avatar dirty stevie smitty
    Somewhere among the complete and utter drivel of if the word 'lalty' is valid or sectarian, there is a gig somewhere to be played out in all this.

    I've kept my bake shut on this one for days, and stood back as the TPO have whipped themselves up into a fury of rage over a made-up word.

    I frankly don't give a flying f##k about 90% of the ballix on this thread. Nor the other 90% of upcoming ballix that this thread will no doubt produce.

    The thing that amuses me the most is being called has-beens by a band who could be called never beens. :lol:

    Come the 22nd March we're going to send the TPO packing back to the cultural and moral abyss that is known as West Belfast.

    That's all I'm going to say until near the gig itself.
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  194. avatar goatboy
    [quote:275ef21681="Gripper Magee"]Or a lovely version of Through The Barricades with Goatboy on oboe.[/quote:275ef21681]

    I think that you're more than likely to get the Hangin' Sax instead.
  195. avatar karenmquinn
    my aunty always goes on about things being 'lanty' I wonder if she a closet fastfuder who is just constantly misreading lalty.

    I'm well looking forward to this gig. I think it will be great.
  196. avatar The enfant terrible
    For the record lalt or lalty sounds fu-cking shi-te and like nothing you'd want to go to or be seen doing.

    And I though dickheads round ballymena saying sham, cove, donor and reely and suchlike sounded like wonkers...
  197. avatar T Entertainment
    IN Ballyclare, things were 'tidy', girls were 'wee dolls' and 'lalty' was unheard of.

    COINCIDENCE?????
  198. avatar Cake
    Does Ballyclare actually exist?
  199. avatar Ooopsapocalypse
    Aye, surely does...
    AKA Ding'erville, where spides were still wearing 1980's shellsuits in the mid to late 90's.
    God knows what it's like now.
    Reckon it's caught in some kinda timewarp or smtg.
  200. avatar Mutts Nutts
    [img:14d12a9179]http://www.fileden.com/files/2007/11/20/1596953/churchsign.jpg[/img:14d12a9179]
  201. avatar Stalina
    My eyes are bleeding.
  202. avatar BinaryOperator
    Up round these parts some people refer to each other as "head", which was odd to begin with and now sometimes when I'm in a sprawling urban metropolis, like oh I dunno Bellshaft, I find myself using the term and getting odd looks. Then again I usually get odd looks. Funking Barstewards. It puts the lotion in the basket. I mean some people just can't take instruction.

    I have family even further removed from civilization who use "cud" and "cuddy" to refer to boys and girls....

    Apparently these things are called colloquialisms and that's just fine. JUST FINE. No need to get all "het up" about it. Sounders Pounders Grounders.

    Don't even get me started on the many meanings of "scundered".

    IN a shocking return to topic I'm looking forward to this. I played a support with the dirt a while back (Ok years ago with The Fireflies) and found them to be a jolly bunch of fellows who enjoyed a bit of banter, and clearly liked a good old fashioned rocking out. Rock on Tommy!
  203. avatar tinpot anto
    Yeah "OLD-FASHIONED" sounds about right.

    :lol:

    The Dirt will know the meaning of scundered after we play!
  204. avatar Dirty Stevie Grizz
    yeah, i'm scundered for yis already. :D
  205. avatar BinaryOperator
    ... but will you be "scundered to a hunderd"

    I'm takin a redener for ye all
  206. avatar karenmquinn
    I'm actually 'pure' scundered reading this.
  207. avatar The enfant terrible
    [quote:8ab734b648="BinaryOperator"]

    Don't even get me started on the many meanings of "scundered".

    [/quote:8ab734b648]

    Yes, where I'm from scundered means fed up, not embarrased, so when I first moved to belfast and told people I was feeling scundered they thought I was feeling embarrased all the time and must be this fragile wee fellah with no self esteem. Anyways fuk you belfast for making me look like that. Now I just say "J'en ai marre" because I'm a wee bit pretentious.
  208. avatar Mickeycolensoparade
    Je suis desolate
  209. avatar T Entertainment
    [img:1b15165efd]http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/8174/churchsigniv7.jpg[/img:1b15165efd]
  210. avatar Mutts Nutts
    [quote:5c526bee7a]Yes, where I'm from scundered means fed up, not embarrased[/quote:5c526bee7a]

    Where I'm from "scunnered" is fed up
    "scundered" is embarassed.

    That's Belfast that is.
  211. avatar Steven Dedalus
    I genuinely can't wait for this gig....












    ...to be over and for this stupid thread to die.

    Why am I reading this? WHY?*



    *Becuase I'm a wee bit bored.
  212. avatar whosbainejakey
    Bumpus.
  213. avatar dirty stevie smitty
    bump.
    now with added postery goodness...

    [img:a39225e862]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v391/rentaghost31/DSvTPOposter2.jpg[/img:a39225e862]
  214. avatar voiceofthepeople
    I like how the poster has pre-determined the winner already. Clever propaganda.
  215. avatar tinpot anto
    Though Ali was the underdog going into this fight, and expected to lose and embarrass his reputation, so that fits marvellously :P

    And ultimately Foreman's recapture of the title in 1994 at the age of 46 showed who had the real staying power :)

    [img:d060b9758c]http://bradlaidman.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/bbdance10.jpg[/img:d060b9758c]
  216. avatar rentaghost
    So when is your name change to 'TKO' happening, Anto?
    Sunday?
  217. avatar Cheeses Christ
    Anyone have emails for Anto and Smitty?

    Or, if either of you are reading this, could you email me at p.crossey@newsletter.co.uk?

    Cheers.
  218. avatar tinpot anto
    We already are The Knock-Outs in this match Karen :p
  219. avatar rentaghost
    I shall be ready and waiting for your collapse with my bucket, sponge and counting finger, Mr O'Kane. Try not to hit anything sharp on the way down, I'm low on sticking plasters.
  220. avatar whosbainejakey
    Spot the difference!

    [img:a617549474]http://a828.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/2/l_55214d2608940baaef881052108c6c8b.jpg[/img:a617549474]
  221. avatar rentaghost
    Hurrah! Someone with actual skillz!
    More of that sort of thing.
  222. avatar T Entertainment
    [quote:1b47d79147="rentaghost"]I shall be ready and waiting for your collapse with my bucket, sponge and counting finger, Mr O'Kane. Try not to hit anything sharp on the way down, I'm low on sticking plasters.[/quote:1b47d79147]

    You forgot 'oxygen tent' 8)
  223. avatar whosbainejakey
    [quote:752a1d21d9="rentaghost"]Hurrah! Someone with actual skillz!
    More of that sort of thing.[/quote:752a1d21d9]

    I "heart" MS Paint. Fiddly but fun.
  224. avatar rentaghost
    I have a collection of tesco bags and some scotch tape in the house. It might be a bit Blue Peter as regards an oxygen tent, but hey, beggars can't be choosers.
  225. avatar tinpot anto
    Well Smitty always has a supply of tesco bags on his person, usually filled with a mix of Evo-Stik and his own boke though.
  226. avatar fastfude
    [img:8f2c31a8bd]http://fastfude.org/images/misc/bagleywomen.jpg[/img:8f2c31a8bd]
    This gig, reenacted yest... etc.
  227. avatar rentaghost
    [quote:1fd41cc326="tinpot anto"]Well Smitty always has a supply of tesco bags on his person, usually filled with a mix of Evo-Stik and his own boke though.[/quote:1fd41cc326]

    I think you're mixing him up with that other well known ginger, there.

    No - not Gerry Glennon; Raymie.

    Here Roger - if you are giving away free handbags i would like a wee green Miu Miu dragonfly bag, ta.
  228. avatar whosbainejakey
    Is it too early to enquire about stage times?
  229. avatar T Entertainment
    And who is actually 'headlining'?
    Or is it a 'double header'?
  230. avatar kingmob
    A lalt-related argument backstage will probably result in both bands flouncing off in a girly huff leaving Handsome Gaz and Paul Maks to step into the fray.
  231. avatar rentaghost
    TPO 10pm

    Dirty Stevie 11pm

    It's an eight headed monster is what it is.

    The second leg (in a skip near Poleglass, location tbc)will have the TPO headlining, I think.
  232. avatar fastfude
    arse, I can't get there till 10.30 :(
  233. avatar tinpot anto
    This is the Dirty Stevie "Home" leg, the away game has yet to be confirmed, though it may well be in a skip in Poleglass, on fire, with a Nissan Micra soundsystem as the PA, on fire, in another skip!
  234. avatar silvercord
    GAF
  235. avatar tinpot anto
    Much new songs from us.

    In fact we will be playing nearly everything of the new album, so consider it a bit of a preview, as well as some old favourites :)
  236. avatar whosbainejakey
    [img:ef75f46991]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/515NTGFVZCL._SS500_.jpg[/img:ef75f46991]
  237. avatar tinpot anto
    Worst Comedy Show Ever.

    (just like Dirty Stevie)

    :)
  238. avatar whosbainejakey
    [img:6bd6d554c6]http://www.bbc.co.uk/northernireland/gmhp/images/ecards/gang.jpg[/img:6bd6d554c6]
  239. avatar tinpot anto
    No Dave,

    [img:9d8163d897]http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/44227000/jpg/_44227383_youngones2_bbcpicgall.jpg[/img:9d8163d897]

    Obviously :)
  240. avatar Dirty Stevie Grizz
    [img:43e2ca6408]http://www.bbc.co.uk/cymru/radiocymru/safle/cofio/images/slideshow/1984/1984_just_good_friends.jpg[/img:43e2ca6408]
  241. avatar Zwaddap_deep_doo
    *shudder*
  242. avatar Eamonn Evangelists
    Is he having a laugh? IS HE HAVING A LAUGH!?
    [img:cc312cdbbf]http://www.virginmedia.com/microsites/tvradio/slideshow/catchphrases/img_2.jpg[/img:cc312cdbbf]
  243. avatar whosbainejakey
    [quote:4d40371281="tinpot anto"]No Dave,

    [img:4d40371281]http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/44227000/jpg/_44227383_youngones2_bbcpicgall.jpg[/img:4d40371281]

    Obviously :)[/quote:4d40371281]

    Hmm, I fear you haven't quite grasped the "say what you see" aspect to the sit-com themed pictorial element of this thread...

    Unless you wanted to say "The Young Ones."

    In which case: :?
  244. avatar Daithi jasper
    Well yeah he probably did, but this thread makes me feel mature, which shows how silly it is, probably still go to this monstrosity though. Least I know I can leave early as the times have been posted.
  245. avatar Mutts Nutts
    Anyone heading to the Bleeding Rectum gig in the Big House to see a band with actual attitude and ability?
  246. avatar Dirty Stevie Grizz
    Unless it's Rikmandu then no.
  247. avatar tinpot anto
    Youse really are all a bunch of irritating wa*kers :lol:
  248. avatar T Entertainment
    [quote:bf710dc2d8="Mutts Nutts"]Anyone heading to the Bleeding Rectum gig in the Big House to see a band with actual attitude and ability?[/quote:bf710dc2d8]

    My God, this won't be the most elderly line-up in Belfast that night then?!
  249. avatar tinpot anto
    You, especially, Lindsay!
  250. avatar T Entertainment
    Why I straddle the generational gap between the line-ups!
    There are people coming from England for this gig. Alright, Mark Harris is.
    Jenny Hill, put your pics back up! There's something I usually do at this juncture.
  251. avatar tinpot anto
    No I meant an irritating vvanker.

    :D
  252. avatar Cheeses Christ
    This is just unashamedly fanning the flames...

    [url]http://www.newsletter.co.uk/[/url]
  253. avatar tinpot anto
    I really didn't expect you to print that quip about the Bishop's thighs, Phil.

    Kudos... 8)
  254. avatar Dirty Stevie Grizz
    I heard the return leg is at Goodfellas, with free squid for the first 50 people.
  255. avatar tinpot anto
    That [b:e68138038e]IS[/b:e68138038e] one of the options :-) only with pizza, not squid.

    Can't get over that. SQUID? In Goodfellas?
  256. avatar T Entertainment
    Actually, having the return leg at Goodfellas is really good idea.
  257. avatar Recycled Alien
    I dreamed about this gig last night. There was a big queue at the bar for food. The queue for beer was smaller. Phil from 'Location, Location, Location' was stacking shelves behind the bar. He said the year was 2000.

    I have no idea what my subconscious is on about.
  258. avatar tinpot anto
    yer man Phil from Location; Gay as a lord, right?

    I always assumed so, him being camper than a gallon of chicory extract, but now people are telling me no, they love the sexual tension between him and Kirsty.

    Confused
    Tunbridge Wells
  259. avatar Recycled Alien
    [quote:351c8dd422="tinpot anto"]yer man Phil from Location; Gay as a lord, right?

    I always assumed so, him being camper than a gallon of chicory extract, but now people are telling me no, they love the sexual tension between him and Kirsty.

    Confused
    Tunbridge Wells[/quote:351c8dd422]He is married with two sons. But we all know that means nothing, eh, Anto, eh?

    Anyway, I'd much rather have dreamed about The Honourable Kirstie.
  260. avatar PhatBob
    I only dip into Fastfude to read threads filled with joyous amusement that help pass my time in work.

    With all its good and ill this thread has passed an entire morning for me.

    I regretfully admit that I will not be able to go to this gig cause the fury and frenzy really got my interest but can someone tell me are Dirty Stevie the band that I saw years ago in the Empire with a song that was something like 'Do ya wanna have sex with me?'....cause I quite liked that wee ditty...
  261. avatar Damn Pest
    dirty stevie yesterday

    http://damnpest.multiply.com/photos/album/21/belfast_casuals#1
  262. avatar rentaghost
    [quote:e229e2ad7e="PhatBob"] are Dirty Stevie the band that I saw years ago in the Empire with a song that was something like 'Do ya wanna have sex with me?'....cause I quite liked that wee ditty...[/quote:e229e2ad7e]

    yep - it's them

    and good god joey - where did you get that photo from?
  263. avatar Damn Pest
    ha ha me mate got it from the cliftonville website i think, its a corker innit !!??
  264. avatar whosbainejakey
    Yr mas!
  265. avatar Damn Pest
    no bum notes, DS rule
  266. avatar Dirty Stevie Grizz
    Cheers to all who came down. Twas quite the night. The "L" word wasn't mentioned once (well, not through a microphone anyway) much to many's displeasure

    Bring on the return leg in a field beside the Mona Bypass

    Special thanks to Chris Jedi Jane, and all the Lav's staff
  267. avatar Gripper Magee
    Didn't say hello earlier so Hello now, Ye ballix!

    Good gig. was expecting blood though. Ye's are obviously froots.

    :P
  268. avatar Recycled Alien
    Best night I've had in Laverys since the time Tom Muinzer stage dived into Bongo John's drum kit.

    The new TPO material is sounding really class. I'll need to hear it more before I can work out what the bits and pieces remind me of. Right now, I'm thinking 60s pop. Doesn't sound much like anyting else that's around at the minute anyway, which is a good thing.

    Dirty Stevie impressed me, particularly Smitty's voice and stage presence. Straightforward rock'n'roll, sure, but played with energy and infectious enthusiasm.

    I'll fix up the photos and post a link, probably this evening.
  269. avatar Mickeycolensoparade
    I was in Omagh for this, but I actually f-cking dreamt about it. Seriously. I recall being some sort of guitar engineer in it, and being naked. Anyway, so it went well?
  270. avatar Beau Sooth
    What a cracking gig. Have to say that Dirty Stevie have wall of noise thing going on with a Zep-style guitar sound. 'Do you wanna have Sex with me' is indeed a cracker. As is the photo back there!

    Haven't seen TPO in ages and I have to say I'd forgotten just how good they are! Unless it's just their new stuff but I'd also forgotten how melodious and tuneful their songs are! Anto's guitar sound seems to be straight out of London Calling, totally class. They clearly also have one of the best bass players on the local scene.

    With so much talent locally it sometimes amazes me more bands aren't signed up.

    I had a great night!
  271. avatar fastfude
    What a great gig! Both bands really gave it all there, well done.

    Raymie and Smitty should have swapped places to see if anyone noticed though.
  272. avatar T Entertainment
    That was great: the TPO's new stuff is very impressive, the foundation of which is more clearly than ever Sharon's grooving runs. One of the best players locally, no question.
    DS are a leaner (if wider :)) machine now. Big, big sound and Belfast Casual was huge. Looking forward to the return gig. :D
  273. avatar Recycled Alien
    Five points for every fastfude personality you can spot in the crowd:
    http://www.annaghvarn.plus.com/GigPix/DirtyStevie-vs-TPO/

    [img:97fe1e1bb6]http://www.annaghvarn.plus.com/GigPix/DirtyStevie-vs-TPO/thumbnails/p1060223_thumb.jpg[/img:97fe1e1bb6] [img:97fe1e1bb6]http://www.annaghvarn.plus.com/GigPix/DirtyStevie-vs-TPO/thumbnails/p1060255_thumb.jpg[/img:97fe1e1bb6] [img:97fe1e1bb6]http://www.annaghvarn.plus.com/GigPix/DirtyStevie-vs-TPO/thumbnails/p1060287_thumb.jpg[/img:97fe1e1bb6]
  274. avatar fastfude
    Also, it occurs to me that a strong 2-band lineup for £3 that's over relatively early is a very good gig format. More of that.
  275. avatar dirty stevie smitty
    It was meant to be 4 quid, but the girl on the door didn't realise, but really I couldn't care about that, I'm just delighted we got a big crowd in the Bunker on Easter Saturday night, when considering that many people had headed back to where they are from to see Easter in with their families.

    Thanks to everyone that made it down, I had a blast. Fair do's to the TPO for doing the gig and I thought they have come on loads since I last seen them about 4 years ago, plus they are not all that bad in real life. :D

    For anyone's that interested, our set list was:

    Rock n Roll
    Smother
    Tryin to get to Heaven in a Stolen Car
    Feel
    DYWHSWM
    Burn
    Crawlin Kingsnake
    Ride On
    Even God don't pass through here
    Belfast Casual

    The highlight of our night was how well 'even god don't pass through here' went down with people. I think it's the best tune we have done so far.

    Next gig is on Thursday 10th April on the Gifted night in the Empire.

    It's nice to be back. :-D
  276. avatar tinpot anto
    Was a cracker gig all round, with a real buzz in the crowd from the moment the place started to fill, and then it got really full!

    A few techie problems with the bass amp, meant we had to ditch a few tracks to fit the time, but we loved every minute of it. Cheers for the comments on the new material, we are really proud of how the album is shaping up, and can't wait to get it out!

    The dirt have some of the best riffs in the country, but of course we still hate them (at least until the 2nd leg is over) :lol:

    class night!

    Our set list was

    Sooner The Better
    Human Resources
    Sitting There
    Right and Wrong
    Selling Time
    Same Old Story
    Cold
    Soldier On
    Bored wi' Belfast

    I think, there was some chopping and changing last minute because of the 10 minutes it took getting the bass amp sorted.
  277. avatar rentaghost
    I really liked Soldier On and the more uptempo stuff the TPO played - I wasn't just as sure of some of the slower tunes. Sharon is definitely the MVP of the TPO!
  278. avatar The Fires of Hell
    Just to weigh in here as well, I have to say that was without doubt the single best NI gig I've seen in at least a year.

    It shows as well how the maturity and long time hard work from both bands absolutely floors the current crop. Cause there's sweet FA bands in any local lineup I've seen of late that could compete with the sound of either. And for £3 as well.

    TPO have obviously tightened the screws through those French shows. The bass work was absolutely top drawer, and the strength of the rhythm section allows the looser guitars add tons of character. Not easy, and well done.

    DS though, pure rock tone all round. Energy, charisma and fantastic songs, played tight by lads who still believe in their music. A total fucking triumph.

    Like I say, there's precious little around to compete with either.
  279. avatar T Entertainment
    You're so wrong! The haircuts were TERRIBLE.
  280. avatar tinpot anto
    What haircuts?

    None of the TPO have seen a barber's chair in about a year :) :lol:
  281. avatar Jazz Flute
    My first post!
    If two negatives make a positive then this should make a good night out.
  282. avatar tinpot anto
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  283. avatar Pete
    [quote:edf1ab3f45="Jazz Flute"]If two negatives make a positive then this should make a good night out.[/quote:edf1ab3f45]

    Nice constructive first post there Jazz Flute.
  284. avatar fastfude
    rematch? anyone?
  285. avatar tinpot anto
    As Yoda would say "ON, BRING IT!"

    To be honest we've been trying to look for a window for months to get this organised and it's always a bit to much to take on, we're wild busy people!