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Neil to do a Session for BBC Radio 2
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Lilypod



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 29, 2004 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that. Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 29, 2004 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 29, 2004 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

www.tom wrote:
The four and a half minutes of Neilish stuff is here - I reckon it should all make sense, even out of context...


Cheers for this - saved me listening to a whole hour when it was really only the NH bits I was interested in (though I'm sure it was an interesting documentary.)
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 29, 2004 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers Tom!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 29, 2004 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Tom. Me will listen tomorrow at work.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 29, 2004 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thank you tom!!!!



*faints at first REAL hearing of new music*
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 29, 2004 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

*awaits transcript now¨* Confused
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 29, 2004 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Feargal Sharkey: The Brit-Pop effect was also beneficial to another act from Northern Ireland; The Divine Comedy. After years of relative obscurity, the band’s singer Neil Hannon was now being praised for his sharp suits, his saucy lyrics, and those swinging tunes. And there it was; a track called Something For The Weekend, all over the radio in the UK in 1996.

Neil Hannon: My band publicist would know more about this at the time, but apparently he woke up to the sound of Chris Evans on his morning show saying, “I heard this great record and I don’t have a copy of it, so if it’s out there, if somebody out there knows where it is – I’ve gotta get this record.” But it was all very frantic, and I thank all those involved. Huh, things might have turned out rather differently, had they not got out of the shower!

FS: Neil Hannon also had the great honour of providing the theme music for the comedy series Father Ted.

NH: For Father Ted I pretty much took Songs of Love, that I was in the middle of writing, and just sort of did a more instrumental version of it. We ended up recording in what was a studio owned by the Jesus & Mary Chain in South London. I didn’t have a decent guitar and I just picked a guitar off the wall that was one of Jim’s wonderful semi-acoustics. And I did the ‘duhn-duhn-du-duhn’ on Jesus & Mary Chain’s guitar - something that was a bit more used to going ‘rwaghrghgghg’…. So that was nice.

A short album was just talking the momentum of Casanova on. Casanova had only been released that Spring and by the time it got to Christmas, we’d got an orchestra together, did shows in the Shepherds Bush Empire. I actually did most of the vocals in the studio afterwards, but I don’t care anymore about keeping that a secret! It was just a great laugh. It was like – people are giving us money for me to stand up in a sharp suit in front of a 40-piece orchestra and just be the big 60’s balladeer, and it was just the best time, you know? I just wish I’d drunk more and got laid more often..hahaha!


FS: Neil Hannon and The Divine Comedy are also promising a return to their best form.

NH: Obviously I’m loathed to say it’s a return to the classic Divine Comedy sound, but it is! And, er, better than it was because, ya know, I’ve grown up a bit. You know, it’s about honing the songs, taking the subject, saying everything that I want to say and, um, hopefully clothe it in lovely multi-coloured fabric.

I think if there is a sound that Northern Irish musicians make, as opposed to anybody else, it’s the wonderful sound of confusion. But maybe being happy with that confusion as well. Well…sort of.. you know, polarity can be cool.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2004 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Coupe.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2004 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No prob. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2004 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi chicks, i just joined your fabyoulous forum today, gutted bout not getting to Glasgow Barfly but sounds like loads of you lucky chaps are !
particular hi ! to Jennifer , as i hail from the salubrious fishing village of Greenock myself.
hope you all have a wonderfuel time
if anyone breaks a leg before then please sell me your ticket ! otherwise i will have to resort to soaking myself in gin
di x
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2004 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wooo hello there, *waves*
Next time your back home I shall treat you to one here Very Happy

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2004 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

blinking eck ! remember billy nae neck !

* cough cough * fantastic eclectic hostlery.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2004 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bloody 'ell, not another one! Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2004 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Och Coupes you know you want to be in our gang Very Happy

hehe Billy Nae Neck. What about Mandy Miller?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2004 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ah , jen , they dont make them like they used to ! where have all the mandy's gone ? ' # oh mandy you came and you took without paying and they sent you away# '

i emailed the bloke bout a spare ticket and havent heard back yet ( sniff sniff) methinks i am a little late. looks like i'll be soaking myself in gin after all then.

hiya coupes, yes another jock on the scene.a mock jock, as they call them, as i have moved from my native fishing village to work south of the border. youd best be nice to jen ! or she might offer you a pint ( of Eldorado !) in the celebrated Green Oak Bar ( where they used to hang folk , and probably still should ) ah, fond memories of pernod and blackcurrant in the regal, and a few castaways in nicolsons, ricos wine bar and the legendary Hamilton Suite !

youve never lived til youve been in a bar where they drink wine by the tray !
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Coupe



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2004 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm always nice to Jen!! Very Happy I shall be extra nice to Jen on Thursday, for she has very nice frontal things. And she doesn't even pad them! But they're deceptive 'cos they're only a size bigger than mine but they feel much bigger!!

*cough*

Anyway, diane how old are you? Maybe you're one of Jen's Yoofs.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2004 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oooh! Sounds like Thursday may well be a nork-fest. If we're going for feel, I may well be in with a chance.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2004 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2004 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

33 but still delinquent........ anyway i thought it was pronounced 'Yewt'. surpised she aint been sectioed if she has to deal with yewts from greenock every day in life.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2004 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ack, well she is a bit of a mad one. She loves her Yoofs though. Even though they laugh at her when she injures her back and ankle and stuff. Or something...
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2004 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well chicks ,
have a fantastic time in glesgae. i'm off to visit my mam for a week in greenock and she's not very technical. just taught her how to text on the mobile i bought her last year and she's forgotten already. she phoned my brother seven times from her pocket and put her home phone number in her mobile phone book under 'town hall' so keeps ringing herself when she wants to complain about the local yewts vandalising the spot.T'internet and broadband aint her bag so i will be isolated with no contact with the outside word for a week ! have groovy weekend y'all !
di
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2004 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

diane wrote:
and put her home phone number in her mobile phone book under 'town hall' so keeps ringing herself when she wants to complain about the local yewts vandalising the spot.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2004 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you dont have to go live with her for a week ! i'll be demented ! she tells you the same story four times a day, she once managed to burn boiled potatoes
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2004 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Question before I download; is Neil performing or just talking?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2004 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just talking.
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Coupe wrote:
I'm always nice to Jen!! Very Happy I shall be extra nice to Jen on Thursday, for she has very nice frontal things. And she doesn't even pad them! But they're deceptive 'cos they're only a size bigger than mine but they feel much bigger!!

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Just noticed this.. I am scared of Coupes obsession and I would like to say
Coupes has got massive boobies!! Mines are titchy by comparison
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2004 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tsk! I wish! No actually, I don't. My boobs aint bad. Yours are very nice, though.... Coo!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2004 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh and me and Ro found a fantastic present for Shitter today! He's gonna love it. And he must wear it at Ed or else. We shall make him.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2004 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was looking up the BBC Radio Scotland website to see if they had any info about this forthcoming IBS stuff (see 'cheered you up today' thread) and found a teeny bit of info about Neil in the 'coming soon' section.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/radioscotland/view/show.shtml?arts
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2004 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is that Maida Vale session broadcasted live or later ?
I guess some people here are gonna record this in super-high quality, eh ? Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2004 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I turned on my radio after over sleeping today so that I could listen to Mark N Lard, and i heard Billy Bird on Radio 1, which was nice. He did say of this song:
"Feels like it aught to of been a title track to some film from the 1970s set in monte carlo or something. There's not many people around who can craft a pop record like Neil Hannon."
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2004 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lazarus wrote:
I guess some people here are gonna record this in super-high quality, eh ? Smile


You betcha.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2004 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

brucie played it again this mornin with more talk of that there session - woo
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2004 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Coupe wrote:
NH: For Father Ted I pretty much took Songs of Love, that I was in the middle of writing, and just sort of did a more instrumental version of it. We ended up recording in what was a studio owned by the Jesus & Mary Chain in South London. I didn’t have a decent guitar and I just picked a guitar off the wall that was one of Jim’s wonderful semi-acoustics. And I did the ‘duhn-duhn-du-duhn’ on Jesus & Mary Chain’s guitar - something that was a bit more used to going ‘rwaghrghgghg’…. So that was nice.


Now that's an interesting tidbit. I always loved Jesus & Mary Chain.

It's also funny to know that he did some of the vocals for ASAAL in the studio, but I'm not suprised by this admission, because it really never sounded live to me in the first place. I wonder what his reasoning for this was because I thought he sounded fine on the video..

StickFigureNinja wrote:

"Feels like it aught to of been a title track to some film from the 1970s set in monte carlo or something. There's not many people around who can craft a pop record like Neil Hannon."


I like that.. Neil does have a knack for pop. I'd love to ask Neil how hard it is for him to write a song. Some sound so simple, but others do sound like they've been crafted; put together slowly. I don't know. I wonder if they come easy, or do they come in bits and pieces and he has to put them together. I imagine the music must come easy, but he has to work harder on the lyrics. I don't know what I'm talking about.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2004 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oooo, BIlly Bird may be the Mark N Lards last record of the week, that'd be a bit nice.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2004 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's great, and a little bit sad too.

I don't want Mark and Lard to go Sad
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2004 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm gonna go email them asking them if they'll make it record of the week, doubt it'd help as it's their choice and all. But it'd be nice, seen as Neil did a session for them on their first week together on the night time show.
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