I see what you mean HB :-D
Thanks to whichever Knight did the poster this week (I can't keep up anymore!)
I guess the posters will come out really long like that when they're printed off, which will be cool! Maybe we can stick them on front doors, they're the right shape for it...
It varies from week to week boss. If you are wondering:
A) DO WE HAVE POETS
then yeah we do im afraid
B) WILL METAL BE TOO MUCH FOR THE CROWD
then no it def will not, because it is a music gig and music dictates the mood and always has done
Do not worry, it will be cool and we are happy and honoured to have Lotion down ;-)
[quote:1d59c59134="Sir Gawain"]B) WILL METAL BE TOO MUCH FOR THE CROWD[/quote:1d59c59134]
There have already been successful shows with very uncompromising rock acts.
One night I was chatting to a more senior member of the audience at one of these gigs. Before the first band went on, (I forget who it was), I said "It's going to get a bit noisy now. Are you OK with that?"
"Oh yes," he replied, "I like rock music."
Just have to say, I'm reallly lovin the poster this week. I'm guessing its by our usual poster wizard Mr Expressway. Nice work Ferg, you truly are an artistic sensation :D
There's going to be some new interesting artwork on display on Thurs nite too... our brand new KOTRT art group came up with some some really weird and wonderful stuff at our first art workshop on Friday... so you can look forward to a treat of trippy artistic spectacles adorning the walls of the Pavilion!! :lol:
Hey! I flippin love the poets! I always look forward to the poetry, and I think the quality of the poetry recently has been especially good. I love how the performance poets like Gerard McKeown do poetry more like it's a stand-up act, and there were a couple of new people over from the Belfast Poets last week who were great! Poetry kicks ass!
Yes man, I am too. Have heard great things about Lotion, and am also a big admirer of the member in your band who goes by the DJ name of Doctor Lilt! Was at a party at his place on Sat nite as it happens!
cool, cheers, heard good things about this nite so should be good! One thing can you/ whoever is organsing contact us about what equipment we need to bring, we arent sure what sourmash are providing, ill pm you my number
I have just read through a big, nasty thread about a ruck between a Portadown band and promoter, and then updated last week's TKOTRT thread, which had started out very well a week or two back but then turned horrible, doing its best to partially zap the pleasure out of what had been for me a really fun gig. Pretty grim stuff!
So, middle of the night as it is, I have been really cheered up to have read what you've written here! I didn't really "take it in" earlier when I saw it, but now it has sunk in well and good, so thanks for sending some good vibes out! You are a great friend and I really appreciate having your support. Plus, like Fi who uses fastfude seldom but with importance, you really GET what our scene is about, which lets you put your heart into what you do.
[quote:35fe7514b3="Alice"]There's going to be some new interesting artwork on display on Thurs nite too... our brand new KOTRT art group came up with some some really weird and wonderful stuff at our first art workshop on Friday... so you can look forward to a treat of trippy artistic spectacles adorning the walls of the Pavilion!! :lol:[/quote:35fe7514b3]
[quote:35fe7514b3="Alice"]Hey! I flippin love the poets! I always look forward to the poetry, and I think the quality of the poetry recently has been especially good. I love how the performance poets like Gerard McKeown do poetry more like it's a stand-up act, and there were a couple of new people over from the Belfast Poets last week who were great! Poetry kicks ass![/quote:35fe7514b3]
"a treat of trippy artistic spectacles adorning the walls" :-D
"I flipping love the poets!" - me too! :-D :-D
HB:"we are really looking forward to this nite" - well your first pint will be from me man, because you two have cheered me right back up and I'm ready to rock! :-D :-D :-D
LOTION were on fire last night at the Menagerie: wild, screeching vocals from a crazed Marty, wacky electronica and samples, and a hard metal accompaniment from Mr Baps and co.
As with their recent Uprising gig, the only thing missing was a decent crowd; for Christ sake get down to the Pavilion tonight and give the band a bloody audience, they are awessssome
[quote:bf646a5b80="FiddlerOnTheRoof"]LOTION were on fire last night at the Menagerie: wild, screeching vocals from a crazed Marty, wacky electronica and samples, and a hard metal accompaniment from Mr Baps and co.
As with their recent Uprising gig, the only thing missing was a decent crowd; for Christ sake get down to the Pavilion tonight and give the band a bloody audience, they are awessssome[/quote:bf646a5b80]
cheers to yerself and alice for coming down! Despite the lack of a crowd, we most certainly enjoyed ourselves anyway! Expect more of Martys antics tonite, the rest of us will be jumping around like monkeys on speed.....if our hangovers pass :wink:
[quote:614eea3e5e="savoy truffle"]Don't worry. No thread on fastfude can ruin a good night. Only a rabid maternal gorilla can do that[/quote:614eea3e5e]
Heh heh, don't worry ST, I'm back to my usual chirpy self and am ready to ROCK tonight.
One of the LOTION gang was threatening to wear a dress last I heard, that'll crank things up a notch or two tonight!
[quote:67a92e479a="huggy baps"]rock :evil:[/quote:67a92e479a]
ROLL!!!! Great gig tonight HB :smt023
Hadn't heard you before last night live but will def be making loadsa your gigs!
Would be good to get a [i:67a92e479a]Muinzer Black[/i:67a92e479a] / [i:67a92e479a]Lotion[/i:67a92e479a] gig going too before my band splits
Feck, what a nite! Cheers to all at KOTRT, I will definitely be back to yer nites. I was actually genuinely surprised that such an eclectic nite works so well, and some of the poets were pretty frickin funny, enjoyable stuff! Really good crowd in too, and we didnt even scare them away! I see what yis mean by the music dictates the mood of the nite.
Needless to say we went a bit mad, ye have to put on a bit of a show right? We really really enjoyed ourselves. Enjoyed sourmash too, although the singer dude didnt seem too happy when i nicked his hat for a wee while when i was dancing about :lol: I think i should change my name to huggy baps tho, cos folk seem to prefer calling me that instead of sean :lol:
My only regret, i didnt get one of those tatoos of Alice, theres just som many different things going on, ah well maybe next time lol
i thought i had seen it all but thursday night takes the cake with that surreal, lively and downright horrifying performance from the madman marty himself. hes a far mroe braver soul than me for doin what he did.
the gig was really rocking.
by the way i agree that i do look like the guy in the henna tattoo photo. but you have to admit that theres only one trilby wearing handsome man that is adrian cooke himself
The lights were low, the scene was set.
The place: Pavilion Bar; the time, Thursday 16th March, 9:00.
Mack-daddy was manning the sound desk,
French Lara was pulling the pints,
Big Alan was on the outer door,
… and Adrian "Sir Gawain" Cooke was manning the Middle Bar door.
It was a dark and stormy night and there was some rocking to be done.
Artwork from Alice and some ten or so members from her newly inaugurated TKOTRT Visual Art group adorned the walls, and said lady was also busy throughout the evening going from table to table giving free henna tattoos to random punters.
Fiona (Treasurer) and Ruth (Writers' Group) were feeling ill tonight and couldn't make it down, and were greatly missed by their crew, who ploughed on as best we could with the evening's activities in their absence.
A hoard of poets were in, and had been partially rounded up by Ruairi, Knight extraordinaire and, along with Jakki, new PR consultant to the group. As well as Ruairi, appearances made across the evening included the following mini A to Z list of readers:
Camel (TKOTRT Writers' Group)
+ a special appearance by Sir Scott's friend Neil.
After a bit of spoken word got things nicely under way, the music kicked off with a duet from two out of the usual four members of AMORUZA. Paula was radiant on guitar and vocals and Stevio was his usual dazzling self (playing a lovely twelve-string guitar).
More spoken word and a few tunes played over the PA led to the arrival to the stage of the mighty LOTION.
Fresh from a showcase the previous night at The Menagerie, which was a heartfelt but quiet gig, the LOTION boys were psyched up almost to the point of frenzy. Before we all knew it, the lead singer had taken to the stage in a white linen dress! The drummer had snaffled a dress from somewhere too and was busting similar moves on the drum kit. The LOTION breed of distorted, pulsating Metal began to wash over the audience, the rhythm guitarist dandering around the crowdfront in a Metal-daze and lead singer Marty+lead guitarist Sean becoming increasingly detached from reality. After a cresendo of crazyness, heavy guitars, and electrical samples (including the sampled cry "Fuck You Bitch" that rang out as a song-opener), Marty had at last entered the Shamanic inner world that Jim Morrison liked to delve into on stage. In this deranged state he started taunting the audience by pulling his dress up scandalously high and wiggling a pair of Y-fronts at everyone.
As the music rose, the dress rose too;
As the guitarist "took off" on a solo, the dress was "took off" with it
As LOTION got their riffs dripping in the crowd's ears, Marty got a bottle of Lotion dripping over his practically naked body, smulching it in and around every part of his heaving torso…
The finish was as powerful as the whole set: a screaming, writhing Marty fired the microphone at the lead guitarist's half-full pint glass, shattering it in the face of an audience member, and flung himself Kobain-style onto the drumkit, where he writhed in pain until the last chords were played out and the band closed to an uproarious finish.
Amidst all this freaking around, the band didn’t appear to miss a single beat!
If you like Belfast metal then you're probably happy enough with the world already. If you’re like me though, and you find that Metal doesn’t really float your boat (We are Knives and, at a push, one or two other groups excluded), I’m 100000% confident in saying that if LOTION can sustain that kind of tightness, originality, and psychosis, then they have just made Metal very interesting again.
Phat Bob was the most consistent, engaging poet of the evening, as audience reaction and general feeling showed. Gerard McKeown's prolonged stint was riven with heckling from the back of the room, but he stood his ground and stuck it out. Difficult crowd for Ger tonight, who is usually the poet that the audience responds to most positively. Michael Bell also hit a note of controversy when he read a scathing anti-IrishAmerican poem despite the presence of Dylan from SOURMASH, a gruffly cheerful red-haired American with an Irish dad who is over here on tour from the states with his band.
Michael: Any Irish Americans in tonight?
Dylan: Yes, me. Hooray!
Michael: Here’s a poem about how I f*cking hate all of you.
And speaking of SOURMASH, the time came towards the end of the evening for them to grace the stage. They were dolled up in hobo-style scruffy gear and their psycho-folk went down a storm. Dylan's vocals could teach Tom Waits a thing or two about sounding gravelly, and his accordion was fab. Two aestheticised scruffy ladies accompanied him in all sorts of fun ways, chiefly on washtub-bass and flute. A good crowd had got up to dance towards the start of their set, and as the band played on past the 1 o'clock closing deadline the excitement grew. Finally the bar had to cut the sound on them and, cheekily persistent and to everyone’s delight, they stepped down into the audience and started playing acoustically. The excitement got too much for the dancers and people started wrestling, diving on top of each other and swinging the hell out of each other, until the dance floor was just one great big heap of piled-up, painful bodies. I was at the bottom of the pile with Sean from LOTION and we're still nursing the bruises. It was great!
Thanks to all involved and everyone who came down,
--Fiona Gault and Ruth Kennedy were ill and so were sorely missed by the rest of their administrative crew, hope both are feeling considerably better this week.
--Dylan from SOURMASH, in his haste to get to one of the zillions of parties going on in bohemian houses across the city after the gig, left his Passport behind. Good on Mack for getting it back to him in one piece.
--Special thanks to TKOTRT friend Speed Demon for providing an amplifier for LOTION.
--Gerard McKeown declared his romantic feelings on stage in a poem for Lara, the Pavilion's charming French barmaid.
--The juggler who spontaneously got up out of nowhere at last week's gig and started doing Poi dancing (see my last write-up) was back again this week. She has since joined TKOTRT under the name of Isis and, inspired by a certain band, heads up what the Inner Circle have named our "Poi Division"
--Jane Bailey, a key Knights poetry organizer, poet, and Pavilion regular, has been away for a few weeks in Malta where she is doing a few paid poetry gigs. Go Jane! She’s back from her exotic working vacation this Tuesday and will no doubt get a warm welcome home from all her fellow Knights.
big cheers for the great reveiw hopefully we will see you again soon
P.S. anybody looking for a great night i strongly rate the Pavilion Belfast on a thursday night, myself and the rest of the lotion guys had a brilliant night all round and really enjoyed all aspects of the night, i hopefully will make a trip up from newry again soon to the Pavilion on a thursday :twisted:
Tom thanks for that great write up! You're a man of many talents.
The guys have already said it, but that really was a great night, well done to yourself and the whole Knights crew!!!
There are some more pics taken by Christian, he even made a couple of short movies with my camera, I'll try and get them online sometime in the near future!
By the way, I'd just like to point out (just in case people get the wrong idea and think we're crazy onstage :wink: ) the pint-glass-breaking-incident was a total accident and I'm very, very glad no serious injury came to yourself Tom. We may be violent to each other on stage, but REMEMBER! We're trained professionals kids, don't try this at home and all that shite... etc....
All in all one of the best nights out I've had in Belfast.
I think HB said it was his best ever gig, fullstop!
[quote:b2084899ab="mcflymo"]By the way, I'd just like to point out (just in case people get the wrong idea and think we're crazy onstage :wink: ) the pint-glass-breaking-incident was a total accident and I'm very, very glad no serious injury came to yourself Tom. We may be violent to each other on stage, but REMEMBER! We're trained professionals kids[/quote:b2084899ab]
[quote:214dc99c16="mcflymo"]Tom thanks for that great write up...
By the way, I'd just like to point out (just in case people get the wrong idea and think we're crazy onstage :wink: ) the pint-glass-breaking-incident was a total accident and I'm very, very glad no serious injury came to yourself Tom. We may be violent to each other on stage, but REMEMBER! We're trained professionals kids, don't try this at home and all that <img src='http://www.fastfude.org/forums/images/smiles/019.gif' />... etc....
The write-up was my pleasure M. Plus the totally unintentional facefull of glass you gave me was a new and interesting way for me to "have a pint" :-D