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So Sonic Youth are apparently playing here, unless that jackass Livvie's made it up. H and E are coming up, so's Livvie herself, is anyone else? Anton/Di/Duane maybe? It's all going to be very odd. I wonder if Thurston'll remember even slightly.

Mr Mime (Andrew Thames), Friday, 26 March 2004 11:54 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Remember ME, obv. We talked about Sparks and Dave Pegg's sister's record and I took a couple of photos of him, I consider us close friends

Mr Mime (Andrew Thames), Friday, 26 March 2004 11:57 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Hey HE'S tall, maybe after you introduce us I should try and get w/ him. I'm hotter than Kim by far.

Livvie (Livvie), Friday, 26 March 2004 11:58 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Also wow yeah everyone should come! This gig will be overwhelming.

Livvie (Livvie), Friday, 26 March 2004 14:10 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

YOU PEP!

Mr Mime (Andrew Thames), Friday, 26 March 2004 16:32 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

im tempted esp since last time was marred by screaming foo fighters fans in singlets saying "I Love U Dave"

ducklingmonster, Friday, 26 March 2004 21:54 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

i have some questions. firstly, when is it? secondly, are they still doing that noise thing? thirdly, is steve shelley still their drummer? this will help me determine if i want to see them. yeah yeah i know, i'm letting my impure thoughts about steve shelley influence this decision. shame on me.

The Lady Ms Lurex (lucylurex), Saturday, 27 March 2004 03:11 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

June 26, according to their website, so I'll be there with balls on!

Minty (Minty), Saturday, 27 March 2004 03:19 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

hey the 5,6,7,8's in may too! somebody please give me more details, i can't find anything about it on the net.

The Lady Ms Lurex (lucylurex), Saturday, 27 March 2004 03:28 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Go to the Ticketek website. 26th June at the St James, round $65. J. Mascis is supporting. It depends what you mean by "that noise thing", they're promoting their new album which isn't out yet. Yes Steve Shelley IS still their drummer. You should really go Di, it'd be nice to see you again!

Livvie (Livvie), Saturday, 27 March 2004 09:27 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

don't you mean bells?

cuspidorian (cuspidorian), Monday, 29 March 2004 02:53 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

You've met Anton, right?

Mr Mime (Andrew Thames), Monday, 29 March 2004 10:58 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

okay, I admit to his preeminent manliness

cuspidorian (cuspidorian), Monday, 29 March 2004 21:19 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

About time, too.

Minty (Minty), Monday, 29 March 2004 22:50 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

i wanna get candy flipped & dance up front but I ph34r the seating arrangements, moshpit grunge-hangover kids, guitar geeks & nu-deadheads.

etc, Tuesday, 30 March 2004 03:24 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

The weekend Herald had a mention of this gig in its time-out section, so i guess that makes it official.

I couldn't find the ad for Toots and the Maytalls next month, anyone know if it's [1] still on [2] sold out and/or [3] horrendously expensive?

petra jane (petra jane), Tuesday, 30 March 2004 05:00 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Akl has "nu-deadheads"?
did/does it have "deadheads"?

cuspidorian (cuspidorian), Tuesday, 30 March 2004 05:12 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Recent Sy fans. Etc you moshed at Wire, Sy types'll be wussier prob

Mr Mime (Andrew Thames), Tuesday, 30 March 2004 09:33 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I only moshed coz I've got crap eyesight & it was the only way I could get close enough to the stage to see them! NOT MY WAR.

nu-deadheads = dubheads?

etc, Wednesday, 31 March 2004 03:55 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

No! you must clear up my confusion! confusion is sex.
don't worry this thread was already in the pits as soon as thurston lust came into it.
should I wear a Van Dyke Parks tee shirt so I can bag Jim?

cuspidorian (cuspidorian), Wednesday, 31 March 2004 06:06 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

shit i thought you said "bang jim". you're such a lust fascist, spectra.

The Lady Ms Lurex (lucylurex), Wednesday, 31 March 2004 07:02 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

(please don't think cos i said that i am thurston for moore cos i am not!!)

The Lady Ms Lurex (lucylurex), Wednesday, 31 March 2004 07:03 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I'm not THAT into Thurston (or any of SY), his perpetual youth thing is a bit creepy. Hey I know like 3 more people who're going to be there now, that makes like 25 people I know who'll possibly be at this gig.

Livvie (Livvie), Wednesday, 31 March 2004 09:40 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

wow, I think that's about how many for me too!
I might've misused "bag" 'cause I thought it might be a "sleep with"/"score" euphemism but I think "to bag someone" is to criticise them, which ain't what I meant...I meant share my sleeping bag.
Anyone know what they're sposed to be like live these days, I'm too lazy to look it up...maybe this is where I should give (non-groupie) props to Lee R. I need to do some more SY "research" (listening) as I know less than most people I know. I really hope they do the closer off Murray Street, Sympathy for the Strawberry!
ps. Di did you get a lollipop from me via M Darcy?

cuspidorian (cuspidorian), Wednesday, 31 March 2004 11:08 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Mr Mime, how did the photos of Thurston turn out? Were you in them too?

cuspidorian (cuspidorian), Wednesday, 31 March 2004 11:20 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Yeah non-groupie-wise Lee is amazing. I know no recent SY past Washing Machine - I'm best on the BMR/EVOL/Sister mid-eighties period but I don't know how much of that they'll play. One of the people I know who's going saw them live in NYC and said they were amazing - I don't know him well enough to trust his taste but that's something I suppose. I think you used "bag" correctly (it means both "score" and criticise as far as I know) - it's a bit less explicit than "bang", is all.

Livvie (Livvie), Wednesday, 31 March 2004 11:24 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I think "bag" as "criticise" depends on you being kinda British. Petra I have no real KNOWLEDGE of it but I'd be surprised if it was under $80 or so, the Burning Spear thing, sorry I could've seen yesterday pretty easily but forgot. The photos came out GREAT, I took two cos I was worried one wouldn't work, and I took them so I'm not in them (I'm not THAT wily/good a photographer), a couple of old/ex friends are in them tho. They kept moving around to be sure and be in the shot, fucked the lightreading up a lot. Poor good patient Thurston.

Mr Mime (Andrew Thames), Wednesday, 31 March 2004 14:00 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Their new album is entitled "Sonic Nurse". Me and E. and Livvie had already heard a track off it on the Erase Errata split 7", and it's good.

Mr Mime (Andrew Thames), Wednesday, 31 March 2004 14:01 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Hey dmonster I was at that show too, are you SHOCKED? I looked at my shoes a LOT during the Foo Fighters set, they were really v poor. Featured (ACCORDING TO HIM) Dave Grohl's first (live obv he played everything on that first FF record) appearance on drums since Nirvana! Woah! It was kinda cool, really. Do you remember much about their performance? For some reason I remember it a lot better than SY's. People moshed to "Tom Violence", woo

Mr Mime (Andrew Thames), Wednesday, 31 March 2004 14:07 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

hmmm, i think i'm gonna miss this show. we'll see. spectra, thank you for the lollipop! i dug the sour thing in the centre of it.

The Lady Ms Lurex (lucylurex), Wednesday, 31 March 2004 21:20 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Livvie it's incumbent upon you to listen to A Thousand Leaves - it's a fuqxing qreat album! Don't pay ant attention to all those fools who reckon it's no good, they wouldn't know a good album it it jumped up and bit 'em in the butt.

Liz good luck with yr Jim-chasing, I'm picking him to be even more of a groupie-magnet than Thurston.

Minty (Minty), Wednesday, 31 March 2004 22:07 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I don't know where I'm going to get a copy of A Thousand Leaves but I'll try. Yeah the track off the 7" is good, I should listen to it again in preparation. I want to see the photos!

Livvie (Livvie), Thursday, 1 April 2004 03:24 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Yeah if they're both still in one of my photo albums (I'm sure at least one is) I'll scan them sometime, maybe. I'd like to but I might never be bothered, y'know. I miss taking photos.

Awesome Andrew, Thursday, 1 April 2004 04:10 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I bought my tickets today! See you in Auckland, kids!

Minty (Minty), Monday, 5 April 2004 03:59 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

do you think they'll sell out? surely not by the end of April (about when I can probably pay for them)

cuspidorian (cuspidorian), Monday, 5 April 2004 04:40 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

No, I mean my plane tickets. It's only $60 to fly from Chch to Auckland, but you have to get them today.

Minty (Minty), Monday, 5 April 2004 04:42 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I bought my airline tickets too! And I'm planning to buy my SY tickets very soon, as soon as I make a decision about seating.

Livvie (Livvie), Monday, 5 April 2004 09:30 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

You can sit on yr Uncle Andrew's lap!

Mr Mime (Andrew Thames), Monday, 5 April 2004 09:59 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Ok, that's solved. Now where to stay after the gig?

Livvie (Livvie), Monday, 5 April 2004 10:12 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

THE DEATH STAR

Mr Mime (Andrew Thames), Monday, 5 April 2004 10:17 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

That sounds comfortable.

Livvie (Livvie), Monday, 5 April 2004 10:28 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Shut up or I'll crush yr windpipe w/my very MIND

Mr Mime (Andrew Thames), Monday, 5 April 2004 10:34 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I think you should paint the steps in Aotea square, each a different colour, becauase I can;t wait for there years long 23 million queen st improvement plan

cuspidorian (cuspidorian), Monday, 5 April 2004 10:41 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

No problem!

Mr Mime (Andrew Thames), Monday, 5 April 2004 13:42 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

i dreamed about sonic youth last night! i dreamed that they came down here and did a private unplugged concert just for everyone from IRE! and they were really really nice! (though lee was rude to me and steve shelley hit on me which for some reason i found uncomfortable). they gave us all lots of free CDs!

The Lady Ms Lurex (lucylurex), Monday, 5 April 2004 23:46 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

sonic youth unplugged!

J.D. (Justyn Dillingham), Tuesday, 6 April 2004 00:05 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

yeah wtf!

The Lady Ms Lurex (lucylurex), Tuesday, 6 April 2004 01:35 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

My mum would probably like it, she likes the quiet part of "Diamond Sea". I've dreamed about Sonic Youth before though I forget what happened.

Livvie (Livvie), Tuesday, 6 April 2004 02:36 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Hey so Livvie are we gonna get to meet your mum?

Minty (Minty), Tuesday, 6 April 2004 09:37 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

&no-one's buying stink "seated" tickets, right?

Minty (Minty), Tuesday, 6 April 2004 10:00 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

steven you don't need to haer experimental jet set, it's not very good.
whadda i know tho, i've (etc etc something or other something bla bla can't even think of a good joke here)

duane, Tuesday, 29 June 2004 12:10 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

elisabeth i just made you a tape, it's got lotsa real 'intellectual" stuff on it (here)
wow how uncanny the very next tape there is by you, UNCANNY

duane, Tuesday, 29 June 2004 12:12 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I'm going to listen to it again soon, but I'm pretty sure it has about 5-7 good songs (out of about 14) which is USELESS for Sy

Andrew Blood Thames (Andrew Thames), Tuesday, 29 June 2004 12:26 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

It IS their low-fi/GBV/Riot Grrl album tho. Wonder why it sucked, those are certainly all their big strengths

Andrew Blood Thames (Andrew Thames), Tuesday, 29 June 2004 12:35 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

they played that same feckin SY song on intellectual property two weeks ago. and the same blonde redhead song. and then they played two songs they played last week, by unmemorable bands. and some franz ferdinand. fuck that show sucked tonight. wasn't steve shelley sexy though?

The Lady Ms Lurex (lucylurex), Tuesday, 29 June 2004 12:37 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Oh man that is UNCANNY. Do you have my address?

Elisabeth (Elisabeth), Tuesday, 29 June 2004 12:39 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Hey Di I'm sending yr tape tomorrow so check yr PO box like the day after or the day after that.

Elisabeth (Elisabeth), Tuesday, 29 June 2004 12:41 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Hiphop etc vinyl's cheaper/about the same as Cds, mostly. Which rules when RG actually get what we want IN. "BLACK ALBUM" PLEASE.

Andrew Blood Thames (Andrew Thames), Tuesday, 29 June 2004 13:00 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Experimental JetSet has two of my favourite SY songs on it: "bull in the heather" and "sweet shine" therefore I like it plenty. I don't know SY as well as most of you though.
I reckon "youth against fascism" is one of my least favourites.

cuspidorian (cuspidorian), Tuesday, 29 June 2004 22:13 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Those are two of my fav things on it, esp "Sweet Shine".

Andrew Blood Thames (Andrew Thames), Wednesday, 30 June 2004 00:52 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I wasn't planning on getting jet set; I stopped buying SY stuff since marc3l kept my copies of confusion is sex (which I liked a whole lot) & evol (which I'd just grudgingly made myself buy, blah blah anti-evol/sister but I was gonna reverse my position but then I never got to listen to it so FUCK EM).

etc, Wednesday, 30 June 2004 08:17 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I like messing up the EJSTANS cd covers in Real Groovy. My favourite's the green one.

Elisabeth (Elisabeth), Wednesday, 30 June 2004 10:15 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Are all you Lee worshippers forgetting that he wandered on stage reading (or pretending to read) a book? Blaaah.
I was kinda hoping that SY would follow "Skip Tracer" with a cover of "Shut Out". Mind you, if they did it would probably just have been annoying cos that song sucks.
Who the devil is Carrie Sterling?

Minty (Minty), Wednesday, 30 June 2004 11:50 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

We arrived late, y'know. Fuck support bands

Andrew Blood Thames (Andrew Thames), Wednesday, 30 June 2004 14:39 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Would be good if they played the Walker Brothers one instead but I'm sure no-one would get the joke. But who cares it would rock anyways.

hsimah (hamish), Thursday, 1 July 2004 03:28 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Here's the set list, according to someone:

I Love You Golden Blue
Bull In The Heather
Empty Page
Pattern Recognition
Stones
Unmade Bed
Paper Cut Exit
White Cross
Dude Ranch Nurse
Mariah Carey And The Arthur Doyle Hand Cream
Skip Tracer
Drunken Butterfly
--
Rain On Tin
Pacific Coast Highway
--
Schizophrenia
New Hampshire
Kool Thing

Minty (Minty), Thursday, 1 July 2004 04:30 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Thanks Anton! Btw I think Carrie was Duane

Andrew Blood Thames (Andrew Thames), Thursday, 1 July 2004 10:41 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

seven years pass...

Brave Men Run
Death Valley '69
Cotton Crown
Kill Yr Idols
Eric's Trip
Sacred Trickster
Calming the Snake
Starfield Road
I Love Her All The Time
Ghost Bitch
Tom Violence
What We Know
Drunken Butterfly
------------------------------
Flower
Sugar Kane
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Psychic Hearts (whole band)
------------------------------
Inhuman

Holy shit, this setlist would've ALMOST made me brave the hipster army in Williamsburg--do they do this kind of "oldies" show alot?

Iago Galdston, Sunday, 14 August 2011 19:48 (seven years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

post thurston/kim breakup sonic youth sounds ... exactly the same!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ZBTk9fu_fN0
aside from that, mark ibold's presence here confuses me -- is he doing anything other than doubling kim's bass lines?

tylerw, Tuesday, 15 November 2011 18:42 (seven years ago) Permalink

he's also dating thurston

underrated erowid reports I have read (am0n), Tuesday, 15 November 2011 18:47 (seven years ago) Permalink

i know kim plays guitar on most of the more recent material, but for oldies sets like this, it seems like ibold is not doing a whole lot. sweet gig!

tylerw, Tuesday, 15 November 2011 18:49 (seven years ago) Permalink

I was there in the crowd! But I don't believe this will be their last show. Kim walked off very quickly in the ending with Teenage Riot but Thurston stayed i the stage for some time and looked very emotional.

Shin Oliva Suzuki, Tuesday, 15 November 2011 23:18 (seven years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

he's also dating thurston

― underrated erowid reports I have read (am0n), Tuesday, November 15, 2011 1:47 PM (3 months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

lol

plee help i am lookin for (crüt), Saturday, 18 February 2012 09:37 (six years ago) Permalink

Sonic Mid-Life Crisis

plee help i am lookin for (crüt), Saturday, 18 February 2012 09:37 (six years ago) Permalink

seven months pass...

god Bad Moon Rising is so fucking bad ass

Technology of the Big Muff (DJP), Tuesday, 9 October 2012 15:15 (six years ago) Permalink

six months pass...

A very revealing interview with Gordon about the reason of their break-up in Elle

Le Bateau Ivre, Monday, 22 April 2013 19:28 (five years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

i don't get this band

Treeship, Tuesday, 25 November 2014 04:29 (four years ago) Permalink

and also.... i don't know if i want to.

i like noisey guitars so maybe i am supposed to be obsessed with them. i knew someone who said he was related to thurston moore and he sucked. one of the worst people of all time.

Treeship, Tuesday, 25 November 2014 04:42 (four years ago) Permalink

i think it's only fair to hold that against the band.

Treeship, Tuesday, 25 November 2014 04:42 (four years ago) Permalink

i too form opinions based on anecdotes

internet explorer (am0n), Tuesday, 25 November 2014 17:09 (four years ago) Permalink

i demand treesh acknowledge the greatness of sonic youth immediately

lag∞n, Tuesday, 25 November 2014 17:12 (four years ago) Permalink

and im gonna lock you in this thread until you do

lag∞n, Tuesday, 25 November 2014 17:13 (four years ago) Permalink

Treeship

i blow goat farts, aka garts for a living (waterface), Tuesday, 25 November 2014 17:14 (four years ago) Permalink

Treeship get it together

i blow goat farts, aka garts for a living (waterface), Tuesday, 25 November 2014 17:14 (four years ago) Permalink

goon nuggying treesh until he cracks and says he loves SY

my jaw left (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 25 November 2014 18:04 (four years ago) Permalink

would like to hear more about this sucky relative of thurston moore

mattresslessness, Tuesday, 25 November 2014 18:10 (four years ago) Permalink

that relative is one of the worst ppl of all time is wut i herd

internet explorer (am0n), Tuesday, 25 November 2014 20:01 (four years ago) Permalink

just plain bad stuff

lag∞n, Tuesday, 25 November 2014 20:06 (four years ago) Permalink

I think I've made my case honestly

Treeship, Tuesday, 25 November 2014 20:09 (four years ago) Permalink

You mean Thurston's cousin Winston?

my jaw left (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 25 November 2014 20:11 (four years ago) Permalink

Have you heard 'schizophrenia'? It kinda sounds like Belle & Serb Ashton u might like it.

$0.00 Butter sauce only. No marinara. (Sufjan Grafton), Tuesday, 25 November 2014 20:21 (four years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

vinyl reissues:

http://pitchfork.com/news/62755-sonic-youth-announce-vinyl-reissues-of-six-albums/

no "Washing Machine"?

sleeve, Wednesday, 6 January 2016 21:20 (two years ago) Permalink

I think Washing Machine already got reissued: http://www.discogs.com/Sonic-Youth-Washing-Machine/release/7805311

eatandoph (Neue Jesse Schule), Thursday, 7 January 2016 01:55 (two years ago) Permalink

at last

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 7 January 2016 01:58 (two years ago) Permalink

i rate youth

am0n, Thursday, 7 January 2016 16:47 (two years ago) Permalink

six months pass...
two weeks pass...

Murray Street warming my heart this Sunday. "Sympathy for the Strawberry" is so good.

MatthewK, Sunday, 31 July 2016 04:52 (two years ago) Permalink

eight months pass...

Thurston in studio on BBC6 right now, talking with Steve Lamacq and playing SY stuff.

by the light of the burning Citroën, Wednesday, 26 April 2017 17:21 (one year ago) Permalink

six months pass...

Anyone ever heard the Sonic Youth folk do an admiration for Hawkwind. Rolling through the pines of Virginia jamming both Goo and Doremi Fasol Latido, I seemed to notice how similar the stoned gallop of "Lord of Light" is to many Sonic Youth numbers. It was more the groove and the drone than anything.

earlnash, Wednesday, 15 November 2017 03:19 (one year ago) Permalink


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