Busking this at Embankment Tube tomorrow.
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Gipton Teenager on Warm waterproof clothing was recommendedGo »
Ssh. Don’t tell Nigel, but today’s Grauniad is trying to organise EVERYBODY’S batwalks. ( Travel section p. 5)
23 March 2019
The bastard in the hat on The New Romantic Craft FairGo »
To CTSO: you mention in your preamble an appearance on the Peel Show. Could it have been the Mark Radcliffe Show, with John Peel standing in as here on Youtube?
Ian A on Tramshed, Cardiff – 22nd March 2019Go »
50plus too. Two weeks ago i fell into a train and have a large haematoma on stomach. First time out since then and still fragile i was nervous when i saw how packed it was. However by embracing the margins managed not to be pushed. Hmhb on Great form and packed clubs must be a good problem to have. Next time principality stadium!
hendrix-tattoo on Tramshed, Cardiff – 22nd March 2019Go »
Great Goat Major pie
Great Brains dark
Great people old and new
Great to see no Elephant in the room
Great Crooner Nigel
Great ‘Your my guitar hero’ Neil Oh! and Karl
Great Bass drumming Carl
And a Great What do I get, oh-oh, what do I get?
What do I get, oh-oh, what do I get?
EXXO on Tramshed, Cardiff – 22nd March 2019Go »
Thanks Walt, much appreciated. Sheesh, the GHMHBSLC tells us that Friday Night was being exposed to stage lighting for the first time in eighteen years and one day. Perhaps the Lads are preparing for a 25th anniversary of Godcore tour next year?
I make it only 15 songs the same on both nights.
50+Fan on Tramshed, Cardiff – 22nd March 2019Go »
Well a disappointing night for me, Must be getting old. Tried to enjoy after a wait of 30? Years to see HMHB, wasn’t the band, they were on top form although the set list wasn’t to my taste except terminus. Venue too packed and didn’t really enjoy being covered in a pint and barged around. Left after Left Lyrics and in bed by 10.45, oh well, you live and learn.
Twistedkitemike on Tramshed, Cardiff – 22nd March 2019Go »
Cronkite reporting in. No comments yet? I suppose that rather than driving home, I could have stayed and sampled the nightlife of Cardiff, which is obviously what everyone else has done!
Why would you want to miss all the fun of motorway closures and a joyful detour around the Wiltshire countryside, eh? If I never see another cone……..
Nigel was a not a well boy. The gig had been in jeopardy throughout the morning, but suitably dosed-up and putting on a brave face, he manged to get through it, concentrating primarily on the lead vocals, but coming in with his guitar when needed.
The banter was a little curtailed, but he couldn’t really help himself. Despite the sore throat, there was plenty of discourse. Predictably, but in a nice way, we were treated to “Men of Harlech” as the walk-on tune. The Pelican joke made another appearance and once again, Nigel’s disdain for people who have their wheelie bins professionally cleaned was made clear. I didn’t get why Nigel is not keen on rocking chairs, but he isn’t. And, sandpaper.
Someone has got a copy of “Godcore” out of the cupboard and after last night’s nugget (Moshpits), we were treating another lesser-spotted Godcore classic. Goodness knows when it was last played?
Anyway, here is the order of play, with due care and attention this evening: –
Friday Night And The Gates Are Low
Trad Arr Tune
Every Time a Bell Rings
What Do I Get?
A very proficient cover of The Buzzcocks classic, which went down very well.
“And that’s the way it is.”
Another fine evening. Roll on, Cambridge. I’d better have a rummage in the drawers (Missus) and find the old ITFC “Guentchev 9” shirt.
Pirx the purist on Shake’n’VacGo »
Jenny Logan once recounted that she was as hungover as hell the day she filmed the ad, and that it was all she could not to hurl at the smell of the SnV.
Pirx the purist on SevernGo »
Romans called it ‘Sabrina’. Welsh name ‘Hafren’, showing how Latin initial ‘s’ > Welsh ‘h’ (another example is ‘salis’ > ‘halen’).
22 March 2019
Pirx the purist on SagittariusGo »
Billy Connolly: “So you’re a Sagittarius? Half man, half-horse? Licensed to sh!t in the street?”
Excavated Rita on Fall, TheGo »
The lyrics on the box are from my favourite Fall album (track is listed as The N.W.R.A.). As such, they are seared in my psyche. Not sure, in this context, what they have to do with the price of fish. Nevertheless they are:
The Arndale had been razed
Shop staff knocked off their ladders
Security guards hung from moving escalators
Make of it what you will
Dawlishian on Phoenix, Exeter – 21st March 2019Go »
Someone posted a setlist on facebook, which I’ve emailed to CtSO.
They definitely played Batwalk early on, and Trumpton near the end.
EXXO on CornburyGo »
Recently doing the rounds was some publicity for this year’s Cornbury where they’d billed The Specials as “Scar Legends.”
If you’d imagined Cornbury as the yawnfest of choice for the Elbow-in-Delamere fraternity (other than the year HMHB played it, of course), then I see your yawns and raise you a pile of vomit:
EXXO on Fall, TheGo »
FaceAche has its uses. Particularly Karl’s page, as has been noted.
If anyone can make out the writing on the ‘The North will Rise Again’ board, or find a better image of it, let us know.
Twistedkitemike on Phoenix, Exeter – 21st March 2019Go »
Be interesting to see if it (Moshpits) was a late sub, but I suspect that Nigel would have practiced, as it is not on the rota normally.
He was also asked by a punter if they had a Brexit song. Again, a coincidence that they played “In a Rut”. Depends upon your view point, of course.
EXXO on Phoenix, Exeter – 21st March 2019Go »
And that’s only the third outing for Moshpits since the nineties, you lucky people… will any set-lists acquired by the usual suspects reveal it to have been a late substitution, one wonders?
BOBBY SVARC on Phoenix, Exeter – 21st March 2019Go »
I didn’t think it was. Be careful of them Soul Crew mob tonight
CARRIE ANNE on Phoenix, Exeter – 21st March 2019Go »
Nothing to do with me (this time), @Bobby, the kerfuffle went on behind us and was diffused soon enough. Plenty of ‘over-exuberance’ on display though. Didn’t spoil a fine evening.
Bobby Svarc on Phoenix, Exeter – 21st March 2019Go »
After last night’s shenanigans I reckon the coppers will take your laces out of your docs.
JITSU_G on Phoenix, Exeter – 21st March 2019Go »
H-T the person you are thinking of wasn’t present last night. Will be in the Goat Major pre gig tonight.
hendrix-tattoo on Phoenix, Exeter – 21st March 2019Go »
Docs polished, Punk pants ironed. Cardiff here we come….
Probably that crazy Karen
Hmmm, I wonder who may have caused the argy bargy at the front of the moshpit….
Hmmm, I wonder who?
A fine evening at Exeter’s Creative Hub, a.k.a. The Phoenix. A small, but enthusiastic crowd. In actual fact, a couple of the congregation got a little over enthusiastic at one point and there was a bit of argy-bargy in the non-definable moshpit.
Enough of that, I’m sure further comment will follow, together with the musings and witticisms from NB10/57. A couple of old jokes dutifully recycled to squeeze some new and old laughs, a nod to the B3138; which was a cracker according to road connoisseur Nigel, and a stop-off at Slimbridge; the wet place.
Anyway, just to see if it matches the hand-written set-list, here is my scribbled record: –
Little in way of Sunshine
Every Time a Bell Rings
In a Rut (The Ruts)
Roll on tomorrow night in Cardiff. Not often you get a tour (well, two nights is just that for HMHB!), so worth getting out and about again. Might need to get there early, in case this Brexit road block nonsense is genuine. Knowing what the roads are like on a Friday night anyway, they’ll probably claim it anyway.
E j Rock esq on Phoenix, Exeter – 21st March 2019Go »
Wonderfull gig nice little venue grate opening with t l a t e o t t and although this was my 5 gig in the last few years it was good to here some songs I haven’t herd done live before such as sponsoring moshpit, dad no tunes and deep house. thought we were going to get soft verges for a minute when Nigel played the opening riff! Never seem to get anything from four lads that shook the wirl??He was on grate form as ever, think the silence in between songs helped that “when next play you in the south” ha
Titmas was prob my stand out. Thanks for a fun night!!!!!
Cat on Phoenix, Exeter – 21st March 2019Go »
Excellent stuff. Crowd very enthusiastic and HMHB on great form!
EXXO on Pre-Gig Chat (2019 gigs)Go »
Flux Capacitors. Too old to suck Satan’s cock, but not to rock, apparently. Have been known to double-dip the Blockheads’ hummus so watch yer crisps Mr. B
21 March 2019
BOrough surveyor on Pre-Gig Chat (2019 gigs)Go »
Anyone know who the support band will be?
More like ken barlow on Pre-Gig Chat (2019 gigs)Go »
Looks like I have a spare for Cardiff if anyone is in need.
MATTL on Phoenix, Exeter – 21st March 2019Go »
Very jealous to everyone going to this. I considered flying back from the US for this, but it was sold out.
Ianc on Phoenix, Exeter – 21st March 2019Go »
AKM on Phoenix, Exeter – 21st March 2019Go »
Hi does anyone know the stage times for tonight
Warden Hodges on More HMHB in the MediaGo »
Would have had Crosby’s Shipbuilders in there (where FGTH have been placed).
dr desperate on Pre-Gig Chat (2019 gigs)Go »
Having us teas in The Stable, just looked down onto Queen St and saw Nigel + Neil walking past. We waved, they waved back. It’s on!
JITSU_G on Pre-Gig Chat (2019 gigs)Go »
Flux Capacitors on at 8:15
transit full of keith on More HMHB in the MediaGo »
I may not be as conversant with Merseyside geography as some folk on here, but flipping heck, even I can tell this is all over the place: https://twitter.com/BBC6Music/status/1108767565994774531
AKM on Pre-Gig Chat (2019 gigs)Go »
Pirx the purist on “Hanner Dyn, Hanner Bisgedi” – Nigel on BBC Radio CymruGo »
Thanks all for your kind words. Please also note that at no time did I try to spell an interviewee’s laugh.
EXXO on “Hanner Dyn, Hanner Bisgedi” – Nigel on BBC Radio CymruGo »
That’s great work, Pirx. Diolch yn fawr. Inspirational stuff, especially when you hear that Neil Wyn Jones himself learned from scratch. They get Welsh telly on the Wirral too of course, so that can help a bit!
Wonderful to hear that our bard entered the Learner’s Eisteddfod, and to learn as well that his tutor has even built bardic chairs – in the past I’ve actually addressed Mr. B with a phrase from the Crowning of the Bard ceremony which seemed appropriate at the time – but I had no idea how appropriate!
Injured Buzzard on Pre-Gig Chat (2019 gigs)Go »
In the black horse. Really helpful chap put the Scotland game on. Now for 90 minutes of torture…
transit full of keith on “Hanner Dyn, Hanner Bisgedi” – Nigel on BBC Radio CymruGo »
Seconded, that’s fantastic work. Platinum Biscuit with leek cluster.
dr desperate on “Hanner Dyn, Hanner Bisgedi” – Nigel on BBC Radio CymruGo »
Absolutely flaggerbastard, @Pirx! Bisged platinwm at least.
Brumbiscuit on Pre-Gig Chat (2019 gigs)Go »
Any quirks in the timings at Cardiff?
Chris The Siteowner on More HMHB in the MediaGo »
Pirx The Purist has provided a full translation of Nigel’s interview on BBC Radio Cymru: it’s now got its own page and I’ve moved the conversations there.
hendrix-tattoo on Pre-Gig Chat (2019 gigs)Go »
To the Biscuiteers going to Exeter tonight have a good un’….
Dawlishian on Pre-Gig Chat (2019 gigs)Go »
Still got a spare ticket for Exeter tomorrow. See above
20 March 2019
Looks like they’re showing the England games only. However, it’s a lot closer to the venue, and with a relatively late start (Flux Capacitors onstage 8.15) we could well try both.
MR galbraith on Pre-Gig Chat (2019 gigs)Go »
Very much doubt the Prospect will be showing the Scotland game (or indeed ANY game) tomorrow. The Black Horse in Longbrook Street would be your best bet.
EXXo on A dot com sitcom about a hip hop chip shopGo »
During a Radio 4 documentary last Thursday, which was somewhat slightly HMHB-ish in texture (striding through Sussex in the footsteps of Vaughan Williams, in search of folk songs and rare ornithology), I noticed that turtle doves just say “The Farm Foods,” as opposed to wood pigeons “The Farm Foods Phone Call.”
Pirx The Purist on “Hanner Dyn, Hanner Bisgedi” – Nigel on BBC Radio CymruGo »
I though that NB acquitted himself very well here, apart from occasionally putting the adjective before the noun (which mostly doesn’t happen). Da iawn, ‘gwas i!
19 March 2019
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