June 24th, 2004

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Japanese SKA

Currently listening to a Japanese SKA album by the Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra.

It's surprisingly good and Sean and myself are reminiscing about past Galstonbury's. Half wishing we were there this year and half glad that we're not due to the bloody awful weather.

Next up - some otehr weird promo albums....
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N3 Festival Update

Well, we've had some interesting bands so far today. After the intriguing 'Tokyo SKA Paradise Orchestra' opened the festivities on the main stage with their excellent energetic take on SKA we had the laid back hippy tunes of Caravan. Reminding us all of the 60's and the summers of love. Not that we can actually remember them all that well (and not just because of the drugs - we weren't even born back then!!!)

The weather's been a bit misearble but the music has been diverse and uplifting. Following on from Caravans mellow set we had the Porch Ghouls from Memphis. Sounding like a cross between The White Stripes and some of the 'Deathrock' bands currently kicking about the London gig circuit they rocked and they rolled.

Now we have Venus Hum trying to amuse us with their blend of electro-pop. They sounded more interesting in the program than they do on stage and we may wander off and grab some dodgy dog burgers in a few minutes. Still not sure who the headline act is going to be. So many choices - yet so little talent!

Anyway, over and out from backstage at the N3 Music Festival - Glastonbury Eat Your Heart Out. N3 is the place to be!!!

(Hmm, may be I should get on with some constructive work....)
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More music (the close of the show)

Well, we're nearing home time here at N3 Festival HQ. The music today has been varied and generally of a very good quality (apart from Cliff Richards 'Danny Boy' which was played in tribute of Tony Blackburn who got sacked from Capital Gold today for playing too much Cliff!) and a really dodgy dance cover of an A-Ha song.

The days finished off with Marillion (not a great album - Anarakphobia or something I think it was called - certainly one for the charity shop) and the surprisingly very good The Twinemen (ex-Morphine) who are seeing us through to the final curtain.

All in all it's been one of the best 'music days' at the shop that we've ever had. Many thansk go out to Sean and his bag of promo's en route to the charity shops. I've grabbed a few to keep and he's decided to liberate a few back for himself after the days listening activities. Mind you I'm fed up looking at photoshop and transferring images over to the website. Especially as I'm still wearing my replacement glasses as I've not had the time to get to the optician to get some new glasses as yet - and that'll be a week tomorrow!!! :-(

Anyway, home this evening to watch England vs Portugal in the Euro2004 Quarter Finals. COME ON ENGLAND!!!!

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